Lesnoix for The Saker blog One can fault the British for many things but not for their sense of humour.
How can they know in advance that a man will go to a certain pay phone at a certain time, so that he can see a particular truck he needs to see?
How can the actions of security guards be accurately anticipated? If your first reaction to seeing The Plan unfold is "There is no way that you could have planned that would happen!
A Gambit Roulette tries to make a character seem impressive, but can break Willing Suspension of Disbelief if not done correctly.
If the character pulling the roulette is a god, a person with precognition, a hyper-advanced AI, or someone else with similar abilities interacting with mortals, it becomes somewhat more believable, but even then, the suspension of disbelief can be tenuous at best.
Also often the justification of the Omniscient Morality License ; their control over events is supposedly total. Many examples could be part of a Xanatos Gambit where it simply never became necessary to tell the audience about any other contingencies.
Note that complexity alone does not make a plan into roulette. A few separate plans may combine while individually making logical sense. A roulette requires the planner to say that events that were literally impossible to predict were All According to Plan. This is a Spoilered Rotten trope.
Expect spoilers and avoid using spoiler tags unnecessarily. The cool thing is that even if you know zero mahjong, the bystanders in both examples below will give you enough context to tell you that no sane person would bet their life on his strategies. First episode of the anime?
Akagi bets that the cops looking for him show up at the perfect time His whole strategy that episode partly boils down to "the tiles are at the right place at the right time", and the rest, of course, mindgames.
The plot of the Golden Age Arc relies on a certain series of events that would be otherwise meaningless without each other. Justified by events being orchestrated by an Eldritch Abomination.
It could not have been because he knew from spies or other sources that Adon had an ill-conceived plan to let the attackers in and ambush them, because the ambush came as a complete surprise to Casca, who surely would have been told by Griffith if he had known.
Later on, this gets brought to its logical conclusion: He planned for that. A possible betryal from Uryu, who just joined the Quincies? Ichigo leaving a path open to the Soul Palace after going there to train?
While Aizen at least had to improvise once in awhile, Yhwach seems to be able to predict literally everything his opponents are going to do.
She almost succeeded in consuming the world as a result too."A Chicken in Every Pot" This famous USA political campaign slogan originated in 16th century France. It is attributed to Henri IV. The promise remains constant. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
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