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24th Jul '17 12:27:29 AM TheSinful
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* Ino in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3665921/51/Black-Flames-Dance-In-The-Wind-Rise-of-Naruto Black Flames Dance in the Wind: Rise of Naruto]]'' throws real kunai at the training grounds instead of practice ones (which have a foam tip) and nearly hits Sakura when she misses her target. What makes it worse is her sensei had previously chewed her out for that very action, citing that not only could she kill someone doing that, but one such death once caused a blood feud between two clans.
9th Jun '17 2:17:56 PM mkmlp
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* In ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTotallyLegitRecap'' Twilight and Spike share a "Common Sense Switch" between them, and whoever it's flipped on towards will be the rational one for the episode while the other's dumb ideas will drive the plot. Most clearly seen when Twilight attempts to babysit while running a bunch of errands, including visiting a hospital of sick children, and going through all the trouble of winning back her stolen crown instead of just taking it back (albeit with a belated justification), all over Spike's consistent and rational objections.
24th Feb '17 6:53:41 PM ItsLikeVanilla
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* 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.

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* 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.founded.

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*In the fanfic ''IProopedMyPants'' all of the characters get this at some point. After their mansion burns down, the Zharjeks all take minimum wage jobs at a hotel, even though they are still supermodels. And when the Mafia kidnaps [[spoiler:Tiffany]], they let her use her phone as long as she doesn't use it to call the police.
23rd Oct '16 5:17:37 PM TheAphid
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* The entire plot of ''[[Fanfic/ProjectChimeraTheAtticHypothesis]]'' was set in motion by an idiot ball rolling down the metaphorical hill of scientific advancement.

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* The entire plot of ''[[Fanfic/ProjectChimeraTheAtticHypothesis]]'' [[Fanfic/ProjectChimeraTheAtticHypothesis The Attic Hypothesis]] was set in motion by an idiot ball rolling down the metaphorical hill of scientific advancement.
23rd Oct '16 5:16:36 PM TheAphid
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* The entire plot of ''[[Fanfic/ProjectChimeraTheAtticHypothesis]]'' was set in motion by an idiot ball rolling down the metaphorical hill of scientific advancement.
17th Sep '16 12:54:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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17th Sep '16 12:53:50 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* There are a few of these snatched by the protagonists of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', who are usually quite GenreSavvy, don't always realize that one of Calvin's inventions could completely avert a conflict. Granted, Hobbes is ''very'' reluctant to go along with Calvin if an invention is involved, but the other protagonists don't really have an excuse. Particularly egregious is "Nighty Shut Up!", where the solution to Calvin's insomnia is to use the Time Pauser to sleep as long as he likes. This only comes at the end of the episode, while it probably wasn't very hard to figure out at all!

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* There are a few of these snatched by the protagonists of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'', who are usually quite GenreSavvy, smart, don't always realize that one of Calvin's inventions could completely avert a conflict. Granted, Hobbes is ''very'' reluctant to go along with Calvin if an invention is involved, but the other protagonists don't really have an excuse. Particularly egregious is "Nighty Shut Up!", where the solution to Calvin's insomnia is to use the Time Pauser to sleep as long as he likes. This only comes at the end of the episode, while it probably wasn't very hard to figure out at all!
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.'
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