History EpicFail / ComicBooks

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''.
2nd Sep '15 11:35:51 PM Stealth
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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.
30th Aug '15 9:39:46 PM Blazer
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* In the second issue of the ''ComicBook/{{Archie}}'' reboot, we see Archie so bad at jobs, he ''sets fire to ice cream''.
11th May '15 11:36:42 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Happens to members of {{Spider-Man}}'s rogues gallery whenever their VillainDecay is played for laughs but Lightmaster takes the cake: in one appearance, he announces his appearance in front of the Wall-crawler, then immediately gets knocked out with a falling duffel bag full of money.
** How did ''OneMomentInTime'' explain Spider-Man missing his own wedding? A fat man fell on him and he couldn't get him off. No, really. It becomes a lot worse once you remember that Spidey has SuperStrength and should logically be capable of pushing off the man with ease-- he's seen at one point ''throwing'' a car at somebody. One of his most iconic moments has him lifting a multi-ton piece of machinery off of him in order to save his Aunt May.
* Italian comic ''{{Sturmtruppen}}''. A firing squad tries to execute a prisoner. Repeatedly. [[BeyondTheImpossible They miss him and hit the wall behind him while he was holding their rifles]] pressed directly against his '''chest.'''

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* Happens to members of {{Spider-Man}}'s ComicBook/SpiderMan's rogues gallery whenever their VillainDecay is played for laughs but Lightmaster takes the cake: in one appearance, he announces his appearance in front of the Wall-crawler, then immediately gets knocked out with a falling duffel bag full of money.
** How did ''OneMomentInTime'' ''ComicBook/OneMomentInTime'' explain Spider-Man missing his own wedding? A fat man fell on him and he couldn't get him off. No, really. It becomes a lot worse once you remember that Spidey has SuperStrength and should logically be capable of pushing off the man with ease-- he's seen at one point ''throwing'' a car at somebody. One of his most iconic moments has him lifting a multi-ton piece of machinery off of him in order to save his Aunt May.
* Italian comic ''{{Sturmtruppen}}''.''ComicBook/{{Sturmtruppen}}''. A firing squad tries to execute a prisoner. Repeatedly. [[BeyondTheImpossible They miss him and hit the wall behind him while he was holding their rifles]] pressed directly against his '''chest.'''
1st May '15 3:42:48 AM TheGreenHerring
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* Throughout ''[[Franchise/{{Tintin}} The Adventures of Tintin]]'', Captain Haddock [[TheAlcoholic getting drunk]] is certain to lead to this. His defining moment, in his debut ''[[Recap/TintinTheCrabWithTheGoldenClaws The Crab with the Golden Claws]]'', is when he, Tintin and Snowy are stranded on a lifeboat in the sea. Having just downed an entire bottle, the Captain's idea of keeping them all warm... is to light a bonfire. In a wooden boat. With the oars as kindling! It's the trope image for AlcoholInducedIdiocy for a reason. [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin The 2011 film]]'s version of the scene tops this when the Captain realizes what he's done and, in his panic, tries to put out the fire with ''whiskey''. It creates a [[StuffBlowingUp fireball]] [[DistantReactionShot visible from a distance]].
4th Sep '14 8:20:56 AM DannWoolf
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* ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: The rogue Decepticon team are being attacked by the Decepticon Justice Division, 5 Cons, who kill failures cowards and deserters. Krok is grabbed by two of them, Vos and Kaon, and [[MeaningfulName Misfire]] comes to his aid... by accidentally shooting him 3 times in the chest. In addition, Vos and Kaon are taller, and Vos was standing between him and Krok.

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* ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye: ''ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': The rogue Decepticon team are being attacked by the Decepticon Justice Division, 5 Cons, who kill failures cowards and deserters. Krok is grabbed by two of them, Vos and Kaon, and [[MeaningfulName Misfire]] comes to his aid... by accidentally shooting him 3 times in the chest. In addition, Vos and Kaon are taller, and Vos was standing between him and Krok.
22nd Jul '14 8:01:55 PM Scorntex
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** One better. So Fort Max has snapped, locked himself, Rung, and Whirl in Rung's office and is threatening to kill them both. It comes down to an attempt to take out Fort Max from across the way by Swerve. He shoots... [[spoiler: and blows a hole through Rung's head.]]

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** One better. So Fort Max has snapped, locked himself, Rung, and Whirl in Rung's office and is threatening to kill them both. It comes down to an attempt to take out Fort Max from across the way by Swerve. He shoots... [[spoiler: and blows a hole through Rung's head.head up.]]
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