History IdiotBall / Fanworks

10th Aug '16 12:56:09 PM drakensis
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* In Obara VII of ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'', two Dornish emissaries approach Aegon Targaryen who's planning to return to Westeros, anticipating that he can carry out a lightning assault on the capital and that most of the Seven Kingdoms will be neutral, favourable or at least unable to oppose him in taking the crown. At a time when [[spoiler: the Wall has fallen, the king died heroically and Stannis Baratheon is uncontested as Regent to the young heir]]. Just to make this clear, [[spoiler: Viserys Targaryen]] had concluded that his feud with House Baratheon is less important that fighting the Others! To quote one review: 'FAegon, Jonny C, The GC, and Dorne weren't just holding the Idiot Ball, they were having kinky, filthy sex with it.'

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* In Obara VII of ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'', two Dornish emissaries approach Aegon Targaryen who's planning to return to Westeros, anticipating that he can carry out a lightning assault on the capital and that most of the Seven Kingdoms will be neutral, favourable or at least unable to oppose him in taking the crown. At a time when [[spoiler: the Wall has fallen, the king died heroically and Stannis Baratheon is uncontested as Regent to the young heir]]. Just to make this clear, [[spoiler: Viserys Targaryen]] had concluded that his feud with House Baratheon is less important that fighting the Others! To quote one review: 'FAegon, 'Aegon, Jonny C, The GC, and Dorne weren't just holding the Idiot Ball, they were having kinky, filthy sex with it.'
10th Aug '16 12:55:44 PM drakensis
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* In Obara VII of ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'', two Dornish emissaries approach Aegon Targaryen who's planning to return to Westeros, anticipating that he can carry out a lightning assault on the capital and that most of the Seven Kingdoms will be neutral, favourable or at least unable to oppose him in taking the crown. At a time when [[spoiler: the Wall has fallen, the king died heroically and Stannis Baratheon is uncontested as Regent to the young heir]]. Just to make this clear, [[spoiler: Viserys Targaryen]] had concluded that his feud with House Baratheon is less important that fighting the Others! To quote one review: 'FAegon, Jonny C, The GC, and Dorne weren't just holding the Idiot Ball, they were having kinky, filthy sex with it.'
11th Jun '16 12:45:00 PM Valiona
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* One FandomSpecificPlot for ''Manga/FairyTail'' fanfics involves the rest of Lucy's team falling for a WoundedGazelleGambit by [[RonTheDeathEater Lisanna]], and proceeding to beat Lucy up and/or kick her out of the team. ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10733441/1/Another-Chance Another Chance]]'' is particularly bad about this, as none of the Dragon Slayers present when Lucy's getting beaten up (Natsu participates, while Wendy and Gajeel don't attack Lucy but don't try to stop it) consider that Lisanna's wearing makeup, even though they have enhanced sense of smell, and even [[OnlySaneMan Makarov]] can smell it, and Lisanna's CrocodileTears cause it to run. Lucy lampshades this when she bitterly complains about Levy, a close friend, believing Lisanna's word over hers even though the two aren't as close, and when she yell "You idiots! Haven't you heard of make-up?!"

31st Mar '16 9:30:19 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* A huge portion of the central conflict in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' could've been avoided if [[spoiler: Maledict had come right out and told Sonic that he was his father and that he needed his help]] ''before'' Tsali got there first and tried to kill Sonic. Also, the Metarex leaders continued to trust M/[[spoiler: Maledict]] even while they were slowly ''losing'' the Metarex War.
** Also, Tsali grabs it in Episode 73 - he could've easily killed Cosmo and escaped without anyone noticing if he didn't stop to gloat (and murder all of her friends first). Trinity lampshades it in the rewrite, and it's revealed that Tsali [[AxCrazy wants to watch her and her friends suffer before they die]].

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* A huge portion of the central conflict in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' could've been avoided if [[spoiler: Maledict had come right out and told Sonic that he was his father and that he needed his help]] ''before'' Tsali got there first and tried to kill Sonic. Also, the Metarex leaders continued to trust M/[[spoiler: Maledict]] even while they were slowly ''losing'' the Metarex War. \n** Also, Tsali grabs it in Episode 73 - he could've easily killed Cosmo and escaped without anyone noticing if he didn't stop to gloat (and murder all of her friends first). Trinity lampshades it in by simply blowing up the rewrite, Blue Typhoon, and it's revealed only storms the ship because he's so AxCrazy that Tsali [[AxCrazy he wants to watch her and her friends suffer before they die]].
them suffer.
31st Mar '16 9:23:06 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* A huge portion of the central conflict in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' could've been avoided if [[spoiler: Maledict had come right out and told Sonic that he was his father and that he needed his help]] ''before'' Tsali got there first and tried to kill Sonic. Also, the Metarex leaders continued to trust M/[[spoiler: Maledict]] even while they were slowly ''losing'' the Metarex War. Also, Tsali grabs it in Episode 73 - he could've easily killed Cosmo and escaped withing a few seconds without anyone noticing if he didn't stop to gloat (and murder all of her friends first ForTheEvulz).

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* A huge portion of the central conflict in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' could've been avoided if [[spoiler: Maledict had come right out and told Sonic that he was his father and that he needed his help]] ''before'' Tsali got there first and tried to kill Sonic. Also, the Metarex leaders continued to trust M/[[spoiler: Maledict]] even while they were slowly ''losing'' the Metarex War.
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Also, Tsali grabs it in Episode 73 - he could've easily killed Cosmo and escaped withing a few seconds without anyone noticing if he didn't stop to gloat (and murder all of her friends first ForTheEvulz).
first). Trinity lampshades it in the rewrite, and it's revealed that Tsali [[AxCrazy wants to watch her and her friends suffer before they die]].
31st Mar '16 9:19:01 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* A huge portion of the central conflict in ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' could've been avoided if [[spoiler: Maledict had come right out and told Sonic that he was his father and that he needed his help]] ''before'' Tsali got there first and tried to kill Sonic. Also, the Metarex leaders continued to trust M/[[spoiler: Maledict]] even while they were slowly ''losing'' the Metarex War. Also, Tsali grabs it in Episode 73 - he could've easily killed Cosmo and escaped withing a few seconds without anyone noticing if he didn't stop to gloat (and murder all of her friends first ForTheEvulz).
5th Feb '16 11:50:56 AM jayoungr
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* In the [=MST=] treatment of ''FanFic/TomSwiftAndHisWarTank,'' Ned and Mr Damon keep a firm grip on this at all times, but it seems that anyone who isn't Tom gets their sticky mitts on it at some point.

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* In the [=MST=] treatment of ''FanFic/TomSwiftAndHisWarTank,'' Ned and Mr Damon keep a firm grip on this the idiot ball at all times, but it seems that anyone everyone who isn't Tom gets their sticky mitts on it at some point.
5th Feb '16 11:49:54 AM jayoungr
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* In the [=MST=] treatment of ''FanFic/TomSwiftAndHisWarTank,'' Ned and Mr Damon keep a firm grip on this at all times, but it seems that anyone who isn't Tom gets their sticky mitts on it at some point.
-->'''Servo''': Ah, it all becomes clear, now. The residents of Shopton, except for the Swifts, share a collective intelligence. Someone else in town must be buttoning their coat and thereby placing a strain on the town's remaining IQ resources.
18th Sep '15 7:40:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* {{Lampshaded}} in "Fanfic/PastContinuous". Eleya remarks in her InternalMonologue that the coalition could have avoided a lot of trouble by basing the effort to retake Deep Space 9 out of a nearby Bajoran military base instead of the middle of a major city.

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* {{Lampshaded}} in "Fanfic/PastContinuous". Eleya remarks in her InternalMonologue that the coalition could have avoided a lot of trouble by basing the effort to retake Deep Space 9 out of a nearby Bajoran military base instead of the middle of a major city.city.
* In the ''Star Trek: Renegades'' pilot, everyone seems overly fond of the "vaporize" setting on their phasers, even when it might be useful to question someone. When TheManBehindTheMan shows himself, Chekov's security expert immediately kills him, despite knowing that he may be the only one who can stop [[spoiler:the portal about to destroy Earth]], simply shrugging and referencing old habits when the incredulous Chekov asks why. Borrada also holds the ball when he continues to blame the Federation for something that it supposedly did ''before'' it was ever founded.
11th Sep '15 1:44:29 AM MachRider1985
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* In ''[[Fanfic/NobodyDies Neon Genesis Evangelion: Nobody Dies]]'', Kaworu is very enthusiastic about [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre maintaining the species]] with Rei. The Idiot Ball? The first attempt fails by loss of [[NoodleIncident Ocular Virginity]]. The second by [[DestinationDefenestration Defenestration]]. He still tries.

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* In ''[[Fanfic/NobodyDies Neon Genesis Evangelion: Nobody Dies]]'', ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Sigh. Shinji. [[spoiler:Your own unborn daughter is warning you telepathically about your father's plans and asking you being strong and being there for Asuka and her.]] And what do you do? Losing your nerve and breaking up because you think you are not strong enough to protect them.
* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'':
Kaworu is very enthusiastic about [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre maintaining the species]] with Rei. The Idiot Ball? The first attempt fails by loss of [[NoodleIncident Ocular Virginity]]. The second by [[DestinationDefenestration Defenestration]]. He still tries.
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