History IdiotBall / ComicBooks

17th Jun '17 9:24:49 AM nombretomado
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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 [[Creator/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!
30th May '17 4:03:21 AM SorPepita
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* In ''ComicBook/TransformersTotalWar'', Megatron ''finally'' admits that [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megatrong2idiot.jpg this is the sole reason]] he has trusted Starscream for so long, and while Optimus is tempted to record and exploit this confession, [[EnemyMine it really isn't the time.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TransformersTotalWar'', ''Franchise/{{Transformers}} Total War'', Megatron ''finally'' admits that [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megatrong2idiot.jpg this is the sole reason]] he has trusted Starscream for so long, and while Optimus is tempted to record and exploit this confession, [[EnemyMine it really isn't the time.]]
20th Apr '17 9:43:45 AM Taskmaster123
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* Actually, the ordinary citizens and government officials in both the Marvel and DC universes, despite knowing they coexist with very powerful individuals who are capable of inflicting a ''tremendous'' amount of damage if you piss them off or make them defend themselves, just can't seem to resist picking up the Idiot Ball. The short, quiet little guy with the weird haircut and the mutton-chop whiskers, sitting all by himself in the bar and quietly drinking a beer? Maybe you and your buddies trying to pick a fight with him ''just isn't a good idea.'' Instead of sending a entire armored division with both air and infantry support after the Hulk, as well as spending a large chunk of your annual budget, maybe you should do what the Hulk's been telling you to do for years and just ''leave him alone.'' The cute little girl in pigtails, sitting all by herself in a bus station in the middle of the night, with just a little puppy for company? Maybe she's a 1,000 year old sorceress traveling incognito, and the little puppy is actually her familiar, who will transform himself into a eight foot tall whirlwind of fangs and teeth to protect her. Therefore, trying to sweet-talk her into getting into your car ''might be the last thing you ever do.'' The man walking out all by himself in the middle of the night, who shows absolutely no trace of fear when you and your gang try to mug him? He might be a vigilante carrying enough firepower under his BadAssLongCoat to both start and end a war. The unshaven, filthy homeless man riding a subway in the middle of the night? Trying to douse him in lighter fluid and set him on fire might not work out the way you think, especially if he's bonded to a murderous symbiote that gives him all the powers of certain arachnid-based superhero but none of the self-restraint. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of people who just won't learn.

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* Actually, the ordinary citizens and government officials in both the Marvel and DC universes, despite knowing they coexist with very powerful individuals who are capable of inflicting a ''tremendous'' amount of damage if you piss them off or make them defend themselves, just can't seem to resist picking up the Idiot Ball. The short, quiet little guy with the weird haircut and the mutton-chop whiskers, sitting all by himself in the bar and quietly drinking a beer? Maybe you and your buddies trying to pick a fight with him ''just isn't a good idea.'' Instead of sending a entire armored division with both air and infantry support after the Hulk, as well as spending a large chunk of your annual budget, maybe you should do what the Hulk's been telling you to do for years and just ''leave him alone.'' The cute little girl in pigtails, sitting all by herself in at a bus station stop in the middle of the night, with just a little puppy for company? Maybe she's a 1,000 year old sorceress traveling incognito, and the little puppy is actually her familiar, who will transform himself into a eight foot tall whirlwind of fangs and teeth claws to protect her. Therefore, trying to sweet-talk her into getting into your car ''might be the last thing you ever do.'' The man walking out all by himself in the middle of the night, who shows absolutely no trace of fear when you and your gang try to mug him? He might be a vigilante carrying enough firepower under his BadAssLongCoat to both start and end a war. The unshaven, filthy homeless man riding a subway in the middle of the night? Trying to douse him in lighter fluid and set him on fire might not work out the way you think, especially if he's bonded to a murderous symbiote that gives him all the powers of certain arachnid-based superhero but none of the self-restraint. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of people who just won't learn.
20th Apr '17 9:38:53 AM Taskmaster123
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* Actually, the ordinary citizens and government officials in both the Marvel and DC universes, despite knowing they coexist with very powerful individuals who are capable of inflicting a ''tremendous'' amount of damage if you piss them off or make them defend themselves, just can't seem to resist picking up the Idiot Ball. The short, quiet little guy with the weird haircut and the mutton-chop whiskers, sitting all by himself in the bar and quietly drinking a beer? Maybe you and your buddies trying to pick a fight with him ''just isn't a good idea.'' Instead of sending a entire armored division with both air and infantry support after the Hulk, as well as spending a large chunk of your annual budget, maybe you should do what the Hulk's been telling you to do for years and just ''leave him alone." The cute little girl in pigtails, sitting all by herself in a bus station in the middle of the night, with just a little puppy for company? Maybe she's a 1,000 year old sorceress traveling incognito, and the little puppy is actually her familiar, who will transform himself into a eight foot tall whirlwind of fangs and teeth to protect her. Therefore, trying to sweet-talk her into getting into your car ''might be the last thing you ever do.'' The man walking out all by himself in the middle of the night, who shows absolutely no trace of fear when you and your gang try to mug him? He might be a vigilante carrying enough firepower under his BadAssLongCoat to both start and end a war. The unshaven, filthy homeless man riding a subway in the middle of the night? Trying to douse him in lighter fluid and set him on fire might not work out the way you think, especially if he's bonded to a murderous symbiote that gives him all the powers of certain arachnid-based superhero but none of the self-restraint. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of people who just won't learn.

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* Actually, the ordinary citizens and government officials in both the Marvel and DC universes, despite knowing they coexist with very powerful individuals who are capable of inflicting a ''tremendous'' amount of damage if you piss them off or make them defend themselves, just can't seem to resist picking up the Idiot Ball. The short, quiet little guy with the weird haircut and the mutton-chop whiskers, sitting all by himself in the bar and quietly drinking a beer? Maybe you and your buddies trying to pick a fight with him ''just isn't a good idea.'' Instead of sending a entire armored division with both air and infantry support after the Hulk, as well as spending a large chunk of your annual budget, maybe you should do what the Hulk's been telling you to do for years and just ''leave him alone." '' The cute little girl in pigtails, sitting all by herself in a bus station in the middle of the night, with just a little puppy for company? Maybe she's a 1,000 year old sorceress traveling incognito, and the little puppy is actually her familiar, who will transform himself into a eight foot tall whirlwind of fangs and teeth to protect her. Therefore, trying to sweet-talk her into getting into your car ''might be the last thing you ever do.'' The man walking out all by himself in the middle of the night, who shows absolutely no trace of fear when you and your gang try to mug him? He might be a vigilante carrying enough firepower under his BadAssLongCoat to both start and end a war. The unshaven, filthy homeless man riding a subway in the middle of the night? Trying to douse him in lighter fluid and set him on fire might not work out the way you think, especially if he's bonded to a murderous symbiote that gives him all the powers of certain arachnid-based superhero but none of the self-restraint. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of people who just won't learn.
20th Apr '17 9:35:45 AM Taskmaster123
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* Actually, the ordinary citizens and government officials in both the Marvel and DC universes, despite knowing they coexist with very powerful individuals who are capable of inflicting a ''tremendous'' amount of damage if you piss them off or make them defend themselves, just can't seem to resist picking up the Idiot Ball. The short, quiet little guy with the weird haircut and the mutton-chop whiskers, sitting all by himself in the bar and quietly drinking a beer? Maybe you and your buddies trying to pick a fight with him ''just isn't a good idea.'' Instead of sending a entire armored division with both air and infantry support after the Hulk, as well as spending a large chunk of your annual budget, maybe you should do what the Hulk's been telling you to do for years and just ''leave him alone." The cute little girl in pigtails, sitting all by herself in a bus station in the middle of the night, with just a little puppy for company? Maybe she's a 1,000 year old sorceress traveling incognito, and the little puppy is actually her familiar, who will transform himself into a eight foot tall whirlwind of fangs and teeth to protect her. Therefore, trying to sweet-talk her into getting into your car ''might be the last thing you ever do.'' The man walking out all by himself in the middle of the night, who shows absolutely no trace of fear when you and your gang try to mug him? He might be a vigilante carrying enough firepower under his BadAssLongCoat to both start and end a war. The unshaven, filthy homeless man riding a subway in the middle of the night? Trying to douse him in lighter fluid and set him on fire might not work out the way you think, especially if he's bonded to a murderous symbiote that gives him all the powers of certain arachnid-based superhero but none of the self-restraint. There are hundreds if not thousands of examples of people who just won't learn.
26th Feb '17 8:40:16 AM Acomicfan1
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* ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan'' was essentially the same thing as ''[=AvX=]'', with everyone close to Peter not realizing his humongous TookALevelInJerkass was because Dr. Octopus took over his body and those who ''could'' being stopped or being incapacitated in some way.
8th Jan '17 2:51:43 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''ComicBook/TransformersTotalWar'', Megatron ''finally'' admits that [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:Megatrong2idiot.jpg this is the sole reason]] he has trusted Starscream for so long, and while Optimus is tempted to record and exploit this confession, [[EnemyMine it really isn't the time.]]
13th Oct '16 6:41:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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.
13th Oct '16 6:17:00 PM Blazer
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* A major problem within ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' is that everyone, especially [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Carol Danvers]] believes Ulysses' precog-based visions at face value, thus incidents that could easily be solved with a little bit of talking and waving it off is instead turned into Carol running at the person with the rest of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} at her side, ready to arrest anyone and everyone for just ''thinking'' of a crime. For example, the ''Power Man & Iron Fist'' tie-in has Carol confronting ComicBook/LukeCage with the belief that he was going to cause a jail break, mostly because ComicBook/IronFist was in there for a reason. He was only ''thinking'' of it idly and had no intention on doing anything that would get his best friend in trouble. The ensuing fight ends up causing the jailbreak and Cage gets injured in the process.
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.
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