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22nd Jun '18 8:39:18 PM SamCurt
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* In the tenth episode of ''Manga/LaidBackCamp'', experienced camper Rin fails to anchor her tent to the ground in high winds just so the narrator can lecture the audience on how important it is, over scenes of Rin chasing her flyaway camp gear.
14th Apr '18 8:19:23 PM cinnamonsnorter
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* A rather frustrating example occurs in the Death 13 mini-arc of Part 3 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', where ''everyone'' carries the IdiotBall. Everyone except Kakyoin refuses to believe that a baby (the villain of that particular mini-arc) could be a stand user (when they've already encountered a stand-using orangutan, so a stand-using baby shouldn't be that hard to believe) while Kakyoin (normally one of the calmer members of the group) resorts to hysterics to try and convince everyone. The frustrating part comes from the fact that they're normally ProperlyParanoid, immediately assuming that anything unusual happening is the result of an enemy stand.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''
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A rather frustrating example occurs in the Death 13 mini-arc of Part 3 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', 3, where ''everyone'' carries the IdiotBall. Everyone except Kakyoin refuses to believe that a baby with fangs (the villain of that particular mini-arc) could be a stand user (when they've already encountered a stand-using orangutan, so a stand-using baby shouldn't be that hard to believe) while Kakyoin (normally one of the calmer members of the group) resorts to hysterics to try and convince everyone. The frustrating part comes from the fact that they're normally ProperlyParanoid, immediately assuming that anything unusual happening is the result of an enemy stand.stand.
**In part 4: diamond is unbreakable.
"No, it's nothing. I just thought the rain sounded like Josuke's voice"
- Josuke, the oldest, smartest, most level headed and genre savvy member of the team, moments after hearing a distant bloodcurdling scream ''while tracking a serial killer''.
27th Mar '18 12:06:33 PM twingle93
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** Running out of energy at a critical moment in many final battles in ''Anime/DragonBallGT''and yet no one thinks to pack any sensu beans or call for Dende or one of the Kais to restore their energy. The latter is just handwaved: "You'd have to be Goku's level in power just to begin healing him," ignoring the incidents in the past where both of fully restored characters that are orders of magnitude stronger than they. And even if that were true, there are lesser powerful characters who could definitely use the restoration and might have made a difference during those crucial battles.
** In the final battle of ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', Majiuub suggests that Goten and Trunks fuse - a good idea because an adult Gotenks would probably be the strongest fighter after Majiuub, Vegeta or Goku, seeing as how he could still go SSJ3, and could buy some time. The idea is shot down because "We need to let Vegeta and Goku handle this and we'd only get in the way." Soon after, Vegeta and Goku are completely defeated by Omega Shenron. You'd think then, seeing as how they have nothing to lose they would fuse. No. Instead all the remaining characters, including Goten and Trunks decide to attack Omega Shenron as individuals and they are completely defeated.
25th Mar '18 5:23:18 AM Wyldchyld
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** [[BigBad Muramasa]] from the Zanpakutou Tales Arc accepts the reason for [[AloofBigBrother Byakuya's]] defection to his side as "[[MathematiciansAnswer protecting his pride]]". While Muramasa is suspicious of Byakuya's true motives, he still lets Byakuya tag along with him when he attempts to release his master, [[{{Jerkass}} Kouga]]. Kouga is a disgraced member of the Kuchiki clan whom Byakuya needs to locate in order to kill him and remove the stain on the family's honour, something he couldn't do without Muramasa's help.
24th Mar '18 9:28:05 PM KOman
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** In the [[WarArc Alvarez arc]], Zeref seeks to obtain Fairy Heart, a source of infinite magic power within Mavis. When Mavis gets captured and hopes for his help during its extraction, he's reluctant about the pain she'll suffering, he's otherwise dead-set on his goal, forcing her to escape from her own guild at the nearest opportunity. During Natsu's final battle with Zeref, she decides to run back to the guild, hoping to talk out a solution with Zeref even though he had already made it clear that his lingering feelings for her weren't stopping his plans. Her thoughtless decision gets Fairy Heart, which had been out of his reach, fully extracted in about a minute.
6th Feb '18 5:45:32 PM BoyNinja
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** Some people believed Ash had the ball glued to him more than half the times during the BW saga, and it shows: from utterly forgetting how to catch a Pokémon without weakening it first (which apparently was the start of Iris's demeaning "you're such a kid" RunningGag to him), entirely base a whole strategy on using a single Pokémon in a Gym while theorizing he needed just one (Palpitoad in Elesa's Gym battle) to win it all...and completely forget about bringing other Pokémon besides Pikachu in the "unlikely" scenario (that happened) of his one "ace" mon getting taken down, to making his intelligence sub-par in general while the resident rival of the region would consider him a real nuisance. It speaks volumes when someone ''dumber'' that him [[spoiler:that he basically babied till the league happened ended up tearing him apart with one DeusExMachina too many against him]] because Ash kept tossing babies against fully-grown monsters.
28th Sep '17 2:09:58 PM thatsnumberwang
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** All it would take is an umbrella and a travel kettle kept in a bag for Ranma to render his curse a trivial inconvenience at best. And as mentioned above, Ranma really should be far too cunning not to work this out by now.
15th Jun '17 6:58:48 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[spoiler:Team Natsu (plus [[OnlySaneMan Lily]]) [[AttackAttackAttack charging into]] [[HeroKiller Hades']] ship while exhausted and with the knowledge that Hades defeated [[BigGood Makarov.]] They didn't even need to since Hades [[OrcusOnHisThrone wasn't going anywhere]] and his objective (Zeref) was elsewhere. Grabbing Zeref (Gray even knew where he was) and leaving would have been infinitely more intelligent and was never even considered.]] This is more an example of HonorBeforeReason. Perhaps Natsu wouldn't have considered running with Zeref under any circumstances, but he'd be the only one of that group. No, Grimoire Heart had kicked in their door, basically invaded their home and trying to kill them all off, on top of successfully destroying the island. It wasn't that they were unable to consider tactics, it was that they were ''pissed.''

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', [[spoiler:Team Team Natsu (plus [[OnlySaneMan Lily]]) [[AttackAttackAttack charging into]] [[HeroKiller Hades']] ship while exhausted and with the knowledge that Hades defeated [[BigGood Makarov.]] They didn't even need to since Hades [[OrcusOnHisThrone wasn't going anywhere]] and his objective (Zeref) was elsewhere. Grabbing Zeref (Gray even knew where he was) and leaving would have been infinitely more intelligent and was never even considered.]] Only Laxus's [[BigDamnHeroes return]], the destruction of Hades's [[SoulJar Devil's Heart]], and the restoration of the Tenrou Tree and Fairy Tail's magic power saved their lives.
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This is more an example of HonorBeforeReason. Perhaps Natsu wouldn't have considered running with Zeref under any circumstances, but he'd be the only one of that group. No, Grimoire Heart had kicked in their door, basically invaded their home and trying to kill them all off, on top of successfully destroying the island. It wasn't that they were unable to consider tactics, it was that they were ''pissed.'''' [[spoiler:Plus, Zeref was awake again and pissed by that point, and he would have [[HeroKiller killed them even more certainly than Hades would have]], so going after him would be even more suicidal]].
15th Jun '17 6:48:41 PM Prometheus117
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** Konoha's handling of their two most prized, plot-relevant assets: Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto holds a powerful demon inside him, and Sasuke is the last ''loyal'' Uchiha, with the ability to copy techniques. Rather than train them in secret, they both attend public school. Naruto lives alone when he's introduced in the story and doesn't make any friends, and isn't put into any sort of mental therapy. Sasuke gets infected by a known terrorist, but rather than monitor him closely, they leave him mostly unattended, and he manages to walk out of the village with no one but ''one'' of his closest friends knowing about it. Naruto is allowed to leave the village perimeter with Jiraiya as his only bodyguard, despite the presence of a terrorist cell who want the Nine-Tails, and the village keeps zero tabs on Naruto.

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** Konoha's handling of their two most prized, plot-relevant assets: Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto holds a powerful demon inside him, and Sasuke is the last ''loyal'' Uchiha, with the ability to copy techniques. Rather than train them in secret, they both attend public school. Naruto lives alone when he's introduced in the story and doesn't make any friends, and isn't put into any sort of mental therapy. Sasuke gets infected by a known terrorist, but rather than monitor him closely, they leave him mostly unattended, and he manages to walk out of the village with no one but ''one'' of his closest friends knowing about it. Naruto is allowed to leave the village perimeter with Jiraiya as his only bodyguard, despite the presence of a terrorist cell who want the Nine-Tails, and the village keeps zero tabs on Naruto.Naruto (though granted, Jiraiya in spite of his eccentricities is the best possible choice for his safety).
7th Apr '17 6:35:50 AM Willbyr
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* ''SchoolRumble'' is more like a case of "pass the Idiot Ball". There's usually an [[ButtMonkey idiot of the week]].

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is more like a case of "pass the Idiot Ball". There's usually an [[ButtMonkey idiot of the week]].
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