History EpicFail / ComicBooks

19th Jul '17 11:33:26 AM Rothul
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** Also from the X-Men, Juggernaut once became even ''more'' unstoppable with the power of ''another'' evil god. The X-Men try to stop him, trying ever grander plans that all fail epically. (One of them is getting a guy who can ''ignite a person's blood'' to try it on him. The result? The unstoppable Juggernaut is now unstoppable and [[IncendiaryExponent able to set anything he touches on fire]].)

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** Also from the X-Men, Juggernaut once became even ''more'' unstoppable with the power of ''another'' evil god.god during the ''Fear Itself'' event. The X-Men try to stop him, trying ever grander plans that all fail epically. (One of them is getting a guy who can ''ignite a person's blood'' to try it on him. The result? The unstoppable Juggernaut is now unstoppable and [[IncendiaryExponent able to set anything he touches on fire]].)



* In a comic book adaptation of ''NewspaperComics/BeetleBailey'', Beetle gets a job typing up orders at Camp Swampy by telling Captain Scabbard he can type and read at the same time. Unfortunately, his attempts to do so lead to some orders being bungled via spelling errors. Sarge orders a shipment of shirts, and gets a truck full of dirt. Fuzz orders new guns, but gets a heard of gnus. Ms. Halftrack advertises for a cook, and crooks start applying. Eventually, Sarge catches onto the problem after a 50-mile hike (that was supposed to be 5-miles) leaves him exhausted. (But not enough that he can't beat Beetle up for it all.)

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* In a comic book adaptation of ''NewspaperComics/BeetleBailey'', Beetle gets a job typing up orders at Camp Swampy by telling Captain Scabbard he can type and read at the same time. Unfortunately, his attempts to do so lead to some orders being bungled via spelling errors. Sarge orders a shipment of shirts, and gets a truck full of dirt. Fuzz orders new guns, but gets a heard herd of gnus. Ms. Halftrack advertises for a cook, and crooks start applying. Eventually, Sarge catches onto the problem after a 50-mile hike (that was supposed to be 5-miles) leaves him exhausted. (But not enough that he can't beat Beetle up for it all.)
16th Jun '17 12:52:06 PM MagiMecha
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* In a crossover between ''ComicBook/AllNewWolverine'' and ''ComicBook/SpiderGwen'', the two heroines have swapped bodies. X-23-as-Spider-Gwen handles it fine. Gwen-as-Wolverine? She stabs herself in the face. ''With her own claws''.
16th Apr '17 3:00:31 AM Silverblade2
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* The final chapter of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker appointed ambassador to the United Nations by the Iranian government; the Iranians, who are AlwaysChaoticEvil in this story, plot to have the Clown Prince of Crime kill the U.N. General Assembly by gassing them right after making a speech. But Franchise/{{Superman}} thwarts Joker's plan, causing the villain to [[VillainExitStageLeft flee the chamber with Batman in hot pursuit]]. The Joker hitches a ride on a helicopter with his gun-toting Iranian cronies, but Batman grabs hold of the aircraft just as it takes off and fights his way in to confront the cowering Joker. One of the Iranian gunmen panics and opens fire with his assault rifle. The result? It's bad enough that the gunman succeeds only in [[OnlyAFleshWound "harmlessly" nicking Batman's arm]], but he also "manages" to deal a fatal wound to every person on board ''but'' Batman - including the pilot himself, whom he shoots in the back of the head! We are told that "[[OhCrap the gunman immediately realizes his mistake]]," but he doesn't have long to regret it: Batman punches him out, knocking him unconscious and then diving into New York Harbor, leaving everyone in the chopper to die when it crashes into a nearby dock. (Well, except [[JokerImmunity The Joker]].)

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* The final chapter of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker appointed ambassador to the United Nations by the Iranian government; the Iranians, who are AlwaysChaoticEvil in this story, plot to have the Clown Prince of Crime kill the U.N. General Assembly by gassing them right after making a speech. But Franchise/{{Superman}} thwarts Joker's plan, causing the villain to [[VillainExitStageLeft flee the chamber with Batman in hot pursuit]]. The Joker hitches a ride on a helicopter with his gun-toting Iranian cronies, but Batman grabs hold of the aircraft just as it takes off and fights his way in to confront the cowering Joker. One of the Iranian gunmen panics and opens fire with his assault rifle. The result? It's bad enough that the gunman succeeds only in [[OnlyAFleshWound "harmlessly" nicking Batman's arm]], but he also "manages" to deal a fatal wound to every person on board ''but'' Batman - including the pilot himself, whom he shoots in the back of the head! We are told that "[[OhCrap the gunman immediately realizes his mistake]]," but he doesn't have long to regret it: Batman punches him out, knocking him unconscious and then diving into New York Harbor, leaving everyone in the chopper to die when it crashes into a nearby dock. (Well, except [[JokerImmunity The Joker]].)
5th Mar '17 10:40:27 AM narm00
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* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 once she learns about the hippies' predicament, Rarity does her best to get sure the production of "Goops for Stuff" is maximised to it's limit, to get sure the product remains 100% natural, is made in a way that nobody gets it's hooves dirty anymore and most important, not even a drop of it is wasted. She also gives the product a complete makeover to make it more attractive, and finally instructs the hippies about how to sell their products on a more efficient (and profitable) way so they could save their farm. After all of that hard work, the hippies and Rarity proceed to accidentally scare off their only potential customer.

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* In ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries'' Issue #3 #3, once she Rarity learns about the hippies' predicament, Rarity she does her best to get sure the production of "Goops for Stuff" is maximised to it's its limit, to get sure the product remains 100% natural, is made in a way that nobody gets it's their hooves dirty anymore and most important, not even a drop of it is wasted. She also gives the product a complete makeover to make it more attractive, and finally instructs the hippies about how to sell their products on in a more efficient (and profitable) way so they could save their farm. After all of that hard work, the hippies and Rarity proceed to accidentally scare off their only potential customer.
21st Nov '16 4:52:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Also from the X-Men, Juggernaut once became even ''more'' unstoppable with the power of ''another'' evil god. The X-Men try to stop him, trying ever grander plans that all fail epically (one of them is getting a guy who can ''ignite a person's blood'' to try it on him. The result? The unstoppable Juggernaut is now unstoppable and [[IncendiaryExponent able to set anything he touches on fire]].)

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** Also from the X-Men, Juggernaut once became even ''more'' unstoppable with the power of ''another'' evil god. The X-Men try to stop him, trying ever grander plans that all fail epically (one epically. (One of them is getting a guy who can ''ignite a person's blood'' to try it on him. The result? The unstoppable Juggernaut is now unstoppable and [[IncendiaryExponent able to set anything he touches on fire]].)
8th Sep '16 8:19:06 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In a comic book adaptation of ''NewspaperComics/BeetleBailey'', Beetle gets a job typing up orders at Camp Swampy by telling Captain Scabbard he can type and read at the same time. Unfortunately, his attempts to do so lead to some orders being bungled via spelling errors. Sarge orders a shipment of shirts, and gets a truck full of dirt. Fuzz orders new guns, but gets a heard of gnus. Ms. Halftrack advertises for a cook, and crooks start applying. Eventually, Sarge catches onto the problem after a 50-mile hike (that was supposed to be 5-miles) leaves him exhausted. (But not enough that he can't beat Beetle up for it all.)
28th May '16 8:14:53 PM BiffJr
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** When Storm finally managed to pull herself together and fight, her first attack sends a lightning bolt at TheJuggernaut, which bounces off of him and strikes her, knocking her unconscious and back out of the fight. Despite the fact that Storm is immune to the effects of lightning.
** Needless to say, she's [[TookALevelInBadass come far since then.]]

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** When Storm finally managed to pull herself together and fight, her first attack sends a lightning bolt at TheJuggernaut, which bounces off of him and strikes her, knocking her unconscious and back out of the fight. Despite the fact that Storm is immune to the effects of lightning.
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lightning. Needless to say, she's [[TookALevelInBadass come far since then.]]
25th Apr '16 8:59:41 PM BattleMaster
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** Swerve gets a lot of these--in another instance, he is at point blank range with Star Saber and could practically ''touch'' him with the barrel fo his gun. Star Saber is also about four times Swerve's size. Swerve misses ''every single shot'' he takes at Star Saber from this range. That's almost to the point of impossible levels of inaccuracy; Swerve apparently has the targeting skills of a potato.

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** Swerve gets a lot of these--in another instance, he is at point blank range with Star Saber and could practically ''touch'' him with the barrel fo his gun. Star Saber is also about four times Swerve's size. Swerve misses ''every single shot'' he takes at Star Saber from this range. That's almost to the point of impossible levels of inaccuracy; Swerve apparently has the targeting skills of a potato. In universe, it's explained that it's a combination of Swerve's small size making it difficult for him to hold and aim weapons built for larger Transformers combined with Swerve's natural [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny lack of concentration]].
23rd Jan '16 12:36:49 PM nombretomado
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* In one issue of ''ComicBook/XMen'' {{Storm}} had one of these when it comes to dealing with her claustrophobia. The thing that set her off wasn't being trapped in rubble, having to fight in a small room, or anything like that. The villain was making threats against them, and used the word "tomb." Storm proceeded to ''flip. out.'', and spent multiple issues of the fight cowering in a corner. He wasn't even trying to [[BreakingSpeech prey on her phobia]], he was just talking to them and accidentally incapacitated her.

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* In one issue of ''ComicBook/XMen'' {{Storm}} ComicBook/{{Storm}} had one of these when it comes to dealing with her claustrophobia. The thing that set her off wasn't being trapped in rubble, having to fight in a small room, or anything like that. The villain was making threats against them, and used the word "tomb." Storm proceeded to ''flip. out.'', and spent multiple issues of the fight cowering in a corner. He wasn't even trying to [[BreakingSpeech prey on her phobia]], he was just talking to them and accidentally incapacitated her.
6th Nov '15 12:12:27 AM Doug86
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* The final chapter of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/{{A Death In The Family}}'' has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker appointed ambassador to the United Nations by the Iranian government; the Iranians, who are AlwaysChaoticEvil in this story, plot to have the Clown Prince of Crime kill the U.N. General Assembly by gassing them right after making a speech. But Franchise/{{Superman}} thwarts Joker's plan, causing the villain to [[VillainExitStageLeft flee the chamber with Batman in hot pursuit]]. The Joker hitches a ride on a helicopter with his gun-toting Iranian cronies, but Batman grabs hold of the aircraft just as it takes off and fights his way in to confront the cowering Joker. One of the Iranian gunmen panics and opens fire with his assault rifle. The result? It's bad enough that the gunman succeeds only in [[OnlyAFleshWound "harmlessly" nicking Batman's arm]], but he also "manages" to deal a fatal wound to every person on board ''but'' Batman - including the pilot himself, whom he shoots in the back of the head! We are told that "[[OhCrap the gunman immediately realizes his mistake]]," but he doesn't have long to regret it: Batman punches him out, knocking him unconscious and then diving into New York Harbor, leaving everyone in the chopper to die when it crashes into a nearby dock. (Well, except [[JokerImmunity The Joker]].)
* Non-comedic example: In ''SecretSix'', Black Alice admits that she tried to use [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Raven's]] powers to remove her father's asthma. She gave him cancer instead.
* In one issue of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' {{Storm}} had one of these when it comes to dealing with her claustrophobia. The thing that set her off wasn't being trapped in rubble, having to fight in a small room, or anything like that. The villain was making threats against them, and used the word "tomb." Storm proceeded to ''flip. out.'', and spent multiple issues of the fight cowering in a corner. He wasn't even trying to [[BreakingSpeech prey on her phobia]], he was just talking to them and accidentally incapacitated her.

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* The final chapter of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: ComicBook/{{A Death In The Family}}'' ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily'' has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker appointed ambassador to the United Nations by the Iranian government; the Iranians, who are AlwaysChaoticEvil in this story, plot to have the Clown Prince of Crime kill the U.N. General Assembly by gassing them right after making a speech. But Franchise/{{Superman}} thwarts Joker's plan, causing the villain to [[VillainExitStageLeft flee the chamber with Batman in hot pursuit]]. The Joker hitches a ride on a helicopter with his gun-toting Iranian cronies, but Batman grabs hold of the aircraft just as it takes off and fights his way in to confront the cowering Joker. One of the Iranian gunmen panics and opens fire with his assault rifle. The result? It's bad enough that the gunman succeeds only in [[OnlyAFleshWound "harmlessly" nicking Batman's arm]], but he also "manages" to deal a fatal wound to every person on board ''but'' Batman - including the pilot himself, whom he shoots in the back of the head! We are told that "[[OhCrap the gunman immediately realizes his mistake]]," but he doesn't have long to regret it: Batman punches him out, knocking him unconscious and then diving into New York Harbor, leaving everyone in the chopper to die when it crashes into a nearby dock. (Well, except [[JokerImmunity The Joker]].)
* Non-comedic example: In ''SecretSix'', ''ComicBook/SecretSix'', Black Alice admits that she tried to use [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Raven's]] powers to remove her father's asthma. She gave him cancer instead.
* In one issue of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' {{Storm}} had one of these when it comes to dealing with her claustrophobia. The thing that set her off wasn't being trapped in rubble, having to fight in a small room, or anything like that. The villain was making threats against them, and used the word "tomb." Storm proceeded to ''flip. out.'', and spent multiple issues of the fight cowering in a corner. He wasn't even trying to [[BreakingSpeech prey on her phobia]], he was just talking to them and accidentally incapacitated her.



* In the second issue of the ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' reboot, we see Archie so bad at jobs, he ''sets fire to ice cream''.

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* In the second issue of the ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' reboot, we see Archie so bad at jobs, he ''sets fire to ice cream''.
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