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16th May '16 3:04:03 AM KlawKalash
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* The three baddies from ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Friends Forever Issue #25]]'' have a plan that involves stealing the wings from a pegasus to brew into a potion that will give the three of them wings, thus making them Alicorns. That's fine and dandy, except it overlooks one simple thing: if one pegasus can make enough potion for the three of them, then with two willing pegasi they could make two potions: one for the three unicorns and one for the ''two donor pegasi''. This obvious oversight instead led them to craft an evil scheme and get themselves promptly foiled by Twilight Sparkle.



* The three baddies from ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Friends Forever Issue #25]]'' have a plan that involves stealing the wings from a pegasus to brew into a potion that will give the three of them wings, thus making them Alicorns. That's fine and dandy, except it overlooks one simple thing: if one pegasus can make enough potion for the three of them, then with two willing pegasi they could make two potions: one for the three unicorns and one for the ''two donor pegasi''. This obvious oversight instead led them to craft an evil scheme and get themselves promptly foiled by Twilight Sparkle.
16th May '16 3:00:12 AM KlawKalash
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** [[OurElvesAreDifferent King Aspen]] [[CharacterShilling was billed as wise, respectable leader]] in ''The Root Of The Problem'', how does he show it? When a CorruptCorporateExecutive illegally cuts down there forest, he uses the forest to forcibly seize replacement land from the ponies instead of of attacking those who were still cutting it down. Worse, Celestia and Luna, who would have been on his side, are too busy containing the damage he's causing to help. ''Worse'', the villains are easily stopped and their damage undone once the heroes bother to deal with them, meaning this conflict would have ended before becoming a story if not for Aspen's MisplacedRetribution.

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** [[OurElvesAreDifferent King Aspen]] [[CharacterShilling was billed as a wise, respectable leader]] in ''The Root Of The Problem'', how does he show it? When a CorruptCorporateExecutive illegally cuts down there a forest, he uses the forest to forcibly seize replacement land from the ponies instead of of attacking those who were still cutting it down. Worse, Celestia and Luna, who would have been on his side, are too busy containing the damage he's causing to help. ''Worse'', the villains are easily stopped and their damage undone once the heroes bother to deal with them, meaning this conflict would have ended before becoming a story if not for Aspen's MisplacedRetribution.
16th May '16 2:58:47 AM KlawKalash
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** The first StoryArc had the changelings impersonate the Mane Six and prey upon their insecurities to trick them into a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, it take them till next issue to realize this and make amends. Given that the Mane Six knew they were up against changelings, who's abilities for impersonation and deceit were well established to them, why it took this long to suspect anything...

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** The first StoryArc had the changelings impersonate the Mane Six and prey upon their insecurities to trick them into a PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure, it take takes them till next issue to realize this and make amends. Given that the Mane Six knew they were up against changelings, who's abilities for impersonation and deceit were well established to them, why it took this long to suspect anything...
10th May '16 3:51:13 PM KlawKalash
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* Dark Avenger in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' comic 9. His student Précieux gets randomly chosen as commander in a battleground subject to DecapitatedArmy and it quickly get established the Dark Avenger in the one truely calling the shots for the Coalition army. But what's this? Sparadrap, the Empire player that Dark Avenger has MistakenForBadass got killed early in the battle? Dark Avenger decides he must be planning something and goes to ambush him at the Empire's RespawnPoint. As he arrives at the RespawnPoint in question, DarkAvenger's guild master Roxana, who has been guarding it, is needed elsewhere and puts Dark Avenger in charge preventing the resurrection on Empire players. Realizing Dark Avenger took Roxana's place, Sparadrap gets taken over by his dismal player's much more competent brother who kills Dark Avenger and hence enables resurrection for the dead Empire players. Meanwhile, Précieux has lost control of the situation and is currently surrounded by a big fire.

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* Dark Avenger in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' comic 9. His student Précieux gets randomly chosen as commander in a battleground subject to DecapitatedArmy and it quickly get established the Dark Avenger in the one truely calling the shots for the Coalition army. But what's this? Sparadrap, the Empire player that Dark Avenger has MistakenForBadass got killed early in the battle? Dark Avenger decides he must be planning something and goes to ambush him at the Empire's RespawnPoint. As he arrives at the RespawnPoint in question, DarkAvenger's Dark Avenger's guild master Roxana, who has been guarding it, is needed elsewhere and puts Dark Avenger in charge preventing the resurrection on Empire players. Realizing Dark Avenger took Roxana's place, Sparadrap gets taken over by his dismal player's much more competent brother who kills Dark Avenger and hence enables resurrection for the dead Empire players. Meanwhile, Précieux has lost control of the situation and is currently surrounded by a big fire.
3rd Feb '16 5:01:31 PM gophergiggles
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* The three baddies from ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW Friends Forever Issue #25]]'' have a plan that involves stealing the wings from a pegasus to brew into a potion that will give the three of them wings, thus making them Alicorns. That's fine and dandy, except it overlooks one simple thing: if one pegasus can make enough potion for the three of them, then with two willing pegasi they could make two potions: one for the three unicorns and one for the ''two donor pegasi''. This obvious oversight instead led them to craft an evil scheme and get themselves promptly foiled by Twilight Sparkle.
28th Dec '15 4:05:53 PM Anddrix
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** Parker supposedly went to those contacts, but it was shown that all of those people couldn't help him. That means guys who could take a left arm, brain, and half a heart and ''[[FromASingleCell rebuild a person from those pieces]]'' couldn't heal a gunshot wound. [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], a man without any real medical knowledge, managed to build a super pacemaker [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]], but there was no one who could take care of a simple gunshot wound. This wasn't an idiot ball, this was a galactic-scale IdiotPlot. It was stated (exactly once, probably in an attempt at an AuthorsSavingThrow) that by the time Peter started making the rounds looking for help, May was already brain dead. There was, for all intents and purposes, no one left to save. Still doesn't explain why none of Spidey's allies stepped up to offer assistance when word got out, especially when you consider that Reed Richards of the Comicbook/FantasticFour once ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome built a portal to heaven and accosted God-Mode Jack Kirby]]'' to get Benjamin Grimm back from the dead. Most of them, especially Comicbook/DoctorStrange, spouted some vague ObstructiveCodeOfConduct stuff to refuse helping (never mind how each is perfectly willing to spank reality whenever convenient). At least they offered the good advice that Peter should let his worries go and just enjoy his last day with his aunt. Sadly, despite the entire universe telling him this is a bad idea, [[JoeQuesada Joe-- err, Peter]] couldn't stand to see his mother figure die because of his enemies. The guy's also best friends with most of the X-Men, who have on their team an Omega-class mutant (Elixir) who was able to bring Shadowcat, Colossus, and several other mutants back from total death. What keeps him from bringing May back? This is a ''reeeeally'' glaring plothole, because apparently there is '''ABSOLUTELY NO-ONE IN THE ENTIRE MARVEL UNIVERSE''' that can help her. Hell, {{Doctor Doom}} of all people was completely unable to do anything!

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** Parker supposedly went to those contacts, but it was shown that all of those people couldn't help him. That means guys who could take a left arm, brain, and half a heart and ''[[FromASingleCell rebuild a person from those pieces]]'' couldn't heal a gunshot wound. [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]], a man without any real medical knowledge, managed to build a super pacemaker [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]], but there was no one who could take care of a simple gunshot wound. This wasn't an idiot ball, this was a galactic-scale IdiotPlot. It was stated (exactly once, probably in an attempt at an AuthorsSavingThrow) that by the time Peter started making the rounds looking for help, May was already brain dead. There was, for all intents and purposes, no one left to save. Still doesn't explain why none of Spidey's allies stepped up to offer assistance when word got out, especially when you consider that Reed Richards of the Comicbook/FantasticFour once ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome built a portal to heaven and accosted God-Mode Jack Kirby]]'' to get Benjamin Grimm back from the dead. Most of them, especially Comicbook/DoctorStrange, spouted some vague ObstructiveCodeOfConduct stuff to refuse helping (never mind how each is perfectly willing to spank reality whenever convenient). At least they offered the good advice that Peter should let his worries go and just enjoy his last day with his aunt. Sadly, despite the entire universe telling him this is a bad idea, [[JoeQuesada Joe-- err, Peter]] couldn't stand to see his mother figure die because of his enemies. The guy's also best friends with most of the X-Men, who have on their team an Omega-class mutant (Elixir) who was able to bring Shadowcat, Colossus, and several other mutants back from total death. What keeps him from bringing May back? This is a ''reeeeally'' glaring plothole, because apparently there is '''ABSOLUTELY NO-ONE IN THE ENTIRE MARVEL UNIVERSE''' that can help her. Hell, {{Doctor Doom}} Doctor Doom of all people was completely unable to do anything!
19th Nov '15 4:47:46 PM nombretomado
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* Much of the interpersonal conflict that fractured the ''{{Runaways}}'' during the "Home Schooling" arc (which in turn resulted in the series' cancellation and condemned the team to CListFodder status) probably could have been avoided if someone had thought to keep the obviously-pissed Chase and the apparently-dead Old Lace as far away from Klara as possible until she'd calmed down enough to retract all the vines that were trapping them in their home. Instead, Chase is given a front-row seat, from which he actively makes the situation worse by tormenting Klara, ultimately causing Nico to defuse the situation in the some of the worst ways imaginable - by using a spell to magically tranquilize Klara and making Old Lace's body disappear. As if to highlight the presence of the idiot ball within that story, the collected edition contains a "What If?" story in which the Runaways became the Young Avengers and Iron Lad took over the team. Molly gets critically injured, and one of the first things they do is keep everyone away from her while she's convalescing...

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* Much of the interpersonal conflict that fractured the ''{{Runaways}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'' during the "Home Schooling" arc (which in turn resulted in the series' cancellation and condemned the team to CListFodder status) probably could have been avoided if someone had thought to keep the obviously-pissed Chase and the apparently-dead Old Lace as far away from Klara as possible until she'd calmed down enough to retract all the vines that were trapping them in their home. Instead, Chase is given a front-row seat, from which he actively makes the situation worse by tormenting Klara, ultimately causing Nico to defuse the situation in the some of the worst ways imaginable - by using a spell to magically tranquilize Klara and making Old Lace's body disappear. As if to highlight the presence of the idiot ball within that story, the collected edition contains a "What If?" story in which the Runaways became the Young Avengers and Iron Lad took over the team. Molly gets critically injured, and one of the first things they do is keep everyone away from her while she's convalescing...
8th Oct '15 5:14:27 PM nombretomado
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* All-Star [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] Cyclone. Little Maxine Hunkel seems to have no idea that she should use her powers in combat these days. All she ever does in a fight is freeze up and scream for help. And this is not against extradimensional horrors or powerful supervillains but against petty mooks the rest of the JSA are clobbering without breaking a sweat. She should be standing in the middle of a screaming tornado with mooks being flung through the air, but instead hunches up and whimpers as they move in for the kill.
* [[TheMightyThor Thor]], ever since Odin died, has made some very stupid decisions. He became king and every decision he has made has led Asgard from bad to worse. First, there was the Reigning and trusting Loki, but this can be excused by having part of him split off. Since his return he placed the Asgardians on Earth without giving them guidance on how to interact with it, flew off to have adventures avoiding his kingly duties, did not point out his killing of his grand-father Bor was self-defense and he had no way to recognize him since Bor had been thought dead for thousands of years, using up the last of the omnipotent Odinpower to revive Sif instead of restoring said power leaving Asgard vulnerable, acting surprised when Osborn attacked during SIEGE, and now somehow moving the city of Asgard to Earth is the equivalent to moving the dimension so the entire cosmos is out of whack letting in interdimensional invaders. Balder has had his fair share too by not getting informed about what Doom was all about, not expecting retaliation for SIEGE, and exiling Thor in the first place. Oh, both also decided it was a good idea to once again trust Loki despite suspecting him being up to something and with the whole trying to kill them both and rule Asgard for the past thousand years. To be fair Balder has realized he has been an idiot and called himself out on it.

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* All-Star [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]] Cyclone. Little Maxine Hunkel seems to have no idea that she should use her powers in combat these days. All she ever does in a fight is freeze up and scream for help. And this is not against extradimensional horrors or powerful supervillains but against petty mooks the rest of the JSA are clobbering without breaking a sweat. She should be standing in the middle of a screaming tornado with mooks being flung through the air, but instead hunches up and whimpers as they move in for the kill.
* [[TheMightyThor [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ever since Odin died, has made some very stupid decisions. He became king and every decision he has made has led Asgard from bad to worse. First, there was the Reigning and trusting Loki, but this can be excused by having part of him split off. Since his return he placed the Asgardians on Earth without giving them guidance on how to interact with it, flew off to have adventures avoiding his kingly duties, did not point out his killing of his grand-father Bor was self-defense and he had no way to recognize him since Bor had been thought dead for thousands of years, using up the last of the omnipotent Odinpower to revive Sif instead of restoring said power leaving Asgard vulnerable, acting surprised when Osborn attacked during SIEGE, and now somehow moving the city of Asgard to Earth is the equivalent to moving the dimension so the entire cosmos is out of whack letting in interdimensional invaders. Balder has had his fair share too by not getting informed about what Doom was all about, not expecting retaliation for SIEGE, and exiling Thor in the first place. Oh, both also decided it was a good idea to once again trust Loki despite suspecting him being up to something and with the whole trying to kill them both and rule Asgard for the past thousand years. To be fair Balder has realized he has been an idiot and called himself out on it.
19th Sep '15 12:58:06 PM nombretomado
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* The original ''{{Elfquest}}'', while done very well, has a handful of obvious mistakes. In Issue#15, a ten thousand year old elf, Lord Voll, is shot by a crossbow bolt. He's assumed to be dead. However, they have a healer with the group, and given what Leetah has done in the past with battle wounds, she could easily heal Voll. It's apparently never thought of by the elves despite it being normally the first thing Leetah would do to someone who is severely injured. Instead, he's allowed to die. A couple of minutes later, the chief is stabbed by a spear and is dying. After he collapses, Leetah heals him.

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* The original ''{{Elfquest}}'', ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', while done very well, has a handful of obvious mistakes. In Issue#15, a ten thousand year old elf, Lord Voll, is shot by a crossbow bolt. He's assumed to be dead. However, they have a healer with the group, and given what Leetah has done in the past with battle wounds, she could easily heal Voll. It's apparently never thought of by the elves despite it being normally the first thing Leetah would do to someone who is severely injured. Instead, he's allowed to die. A couple of minutes later, the chief is stabbed by a spear and is dying. After he collapses, Leetah heals him.
12th Sep '15 5:09:05 AM Nazetrime
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* Dark Avenger in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' comic 9. His student Précieux gets randomly chosen as commander in a battleground subject to DecapitatedArmy and it quickly get established the Dark Avenger in the one truely calling the shots for the Coalition army. But what's this? Sparadrap, the Empire player that Dark Avenger has MistakenForBadass got killed early in the battle? Dark Avenger decides he must be planning something and goes to ambush him at the Empire's RespawnPoint. As he arrives at the RespawnPoint in question, DarkAvenger's guild master Roxana, who has been guarding it, is needed elsewhere and puts Dark Avenger in charge preventing the resurrection on Empire players. Realizing Dark Avenger took Roxana's place, Sparadrap gets taken over by his dismal player's much more competent brother who kills Dark Avenger and hence enable resurrection for the dead Empire players.

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* Dark Avenger in ''ComicBook/{{Noob}}'' comic 9. His student Précieux gets randomly chosen as commander in a battleground subject to DecapitatedArmy and it quickly get established the Dark Avenger in the one truely calling the shots for the Coalition army. But what's this? Sparadrap, the Empire player that Dark Avenger has MistakenForBadass got killed early in the battle? Dark Avenger decides he must be planning something and goes to ambush him at the Empire's RespawnPoint. As he arrives at the RespawnPoint in question, DarkAvenger's guild master Roxana, who has been guarding it, is needed elsewhere and puts Dark Avenger in charge preventing the resurrection on Empire players. Realizing Dark Avenger took Roxana's place, Sparadrap gets taken over by his dismal player's much more competent brother who kills Dark Avenger and hence enable enables resurrection for the dead Empire players.players. Meanwhile, Précieux has lost control of the situation and is currently surrounded by a big fire.
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