History IdiotBall / WebComics

13th Aug '15 2:27:26 PM Demotivator
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sidekicks}}'': Camilla, the former Secretary General of the Committee that deals with supublics, holds it right at the end of season 1. Having found out that her former master hero, Guardian, was dead and that the BigBad has [[GrandTheftMe usurped into Theo's body]] she comes to the conclusion that Theo, Guardian's son, could still be saved no matter what. Just as [[PragmaticHero Darkslug]] is about to rid the world of the Big Bad for good, Camilla jumps right in the way to protect him, ''[[TooDumbToLive with her back facing the villain]]''. [[WhatAnIdiot She promptly gets attacked from behind and gets her superpowers drained from her]].
13th Mar '15 1:39:27 PM TheUnsquished
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* Hazel from ''{{Girls with Slingshots}}'' goes through an insane level of mental gymnastics in her belief that Jaime's new love interest must be male, despite ''knowing she's been with girls before''. When Jaime tells Hazel her new "boyfriend" is Erin, Hazel (who, admittedly, doesn't remember Erin's name) hears it as "Aaron", even when Jaime repeats it several times, and when Erin ''herself'' points out her own name with a meaningful stare. They then go on a double date, where Erin shows up in [[PaperThinDisguise a bowler hat, glasses, and a fake moustache]], and not only does Hazel not recognize her, but has to be told by her boyfriend that Erin is female, ''after she and Jaime have gone to the restroom together''.

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* Hazel from ''{{Girls with Slingshots}}'' ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' goes through an insane level of mental gymnastics in her belief that Jaime's new love interest must be male, despite ''knowing she's been with girls before''. When Jaime tells Hazel her new "boyfriend" is Erin, Hazel (who, admittedly, doesn't remember Erin's name) hears it as "Aaron", even when Jaime repeats it several times, and when Erin ''herself'' points out her own name with a meaningful stare. They then go on a double date, where Erin shows up in [[PaperThinDisguise a bowler hat, glasses, and a fake moustache]], and not only does Hazel not recognize her, but has to be told by her boyfriend that Erin is female, ''after she and Jaime have gone to the restroom together''.
28th Aug '14 12:03:18 PM Medinoc
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* In ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'', Dora lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply ''breaking up with the person.''

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* In ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'', Dora lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply ''breaking up with the person.''''
* In ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'', Mopey is actually [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/?cid=909 seen holding it]] (and lampshades it) while giving uncharacteristically dumb advice.
29th Jun '14 8:19:57 PM Arivne
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* In a case of a ''literal'' Idiot Ball, Xykon from ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' wipes out the Azure City paladins by tossing a superbounce ball inscribed with a Symbol of Insanity into their midst, causing them to turn on each other in a tremendous bloodbath of confusion.

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* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
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In a case of a ''literal'' Idiot Ball, Xykon from ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' wipes out the Azure City paladins by tossing a superbounce ball inscribed with a Symbol of Insanity into their midst, causing them to turn on each other in a tremendous bloodbath of confusion.



* Jim in ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids'' has a lot of idiot ball moments, though, in this case, it's a more integral part of the character, and generally gets used for laughs. The entire plot of the series effectively starts because of such a moment.

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* ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids''
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Jim in ''WebComic/DarthsAndDroids'' has a lot of idiot ball moments, though, in this case, it's a more integral part of the character, and generally gets used for laughs. The entire plot of the series effectively starts because of such a moment.



* In ''TheDreamer'' at the end of issue #10, Alexander offers to take Beatrice to safety to Washington's headquarters, but Beatrice stays put with Alan and Nathan. Alan is supposed to take Beatrice to Washington for interrogation about what happened when she was with Howe - and Alexander could easily have taken her to Washington himself!

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* In ''TheDreamer'' ''WebComic/TheDreamer'' at the end of issue #10, Alexander offers to take Beatrice to safety to Washington's headquarters, but Beatrice stays put with Alan and Nathan. Alan is supposed to take Beatrice to Washington for interrogation about what happened when she was with Howe - and Alexander could easily have taken her to Washington himself!



* In DubiousCompany:

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* In DubiousCompany:''WebComic/DubiousCompany''



* ''{{Shiniez}}'': Keen to convince Alan to try more intense bondage with her, Marion did something everyone including herself agrees was stupid, unfortunately for Marion she realised this only at the moment she slipped the knots about her wrists tight without a way to undo them.

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* ''{{Shiniez}}'': ''WebComic/{{Shiniez}}''. Keen to convince Alan to try more intense bondage with her, Marion did something everyone including herself agrees was stupid, unfortunately for Marion she realised this only at the moment she slipped the knots about her wrists tight without a way to undo them.



* In QuestionableContent, Dora lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply ''breaking up with the person.''

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* In QuestionableContent, ''WebComic/QuestionableContent'', Dora lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply ''breaking up with the person.''
5th May '14 4:30:09 PM adbrown
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** [[WordOfGod Author Rich Burlew]] is also on the record stating that characters carrying the idiot ball for whatever reason is sometimes necessary for good drama: if everyone always made the best available decisions, there wouldn't be much plot, and it would also be unrealistic.
4th Feb '14 7:07:26 AM ThorennG
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* [[http://www.chaffcitycomic.com/striploader.php?date=2010-12-08 This]] strip from ''[[http://www.chaffcitycomic.com Chaff City]]'' features a literal Idiot Ball for sale in a gadget shop - the characters experiment with picking it up, and as the title of the strip states, ''HilarityEnsues''.

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* [[http://www.chaffcitycomic.[[http://chaffcity.turtlefiles.com/striploader.php?date=2010-12-08 This]] strip from ''[[http://www.chaffcitycomic.com Chaff City]]'' features a literal Idiot Ball for sale in a gadget shop - the characters experiment with picking it up, and as the title of the strip states, ''HilarityEnsues''.
2nd Jul '13 8:19:02 AM airforceteacher
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* {{Dora QuestionableContent}} lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply ''breaking up with the person.''

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* {{Dora QuestionableContent}} In QuestionableContent, Dora lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply ''breaking up with the person.''
2nd Jul '13 8:18:24 AM airforceteacher
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* ''Dora QuestionableContent'' lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply breaking up with the person.

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* ''Dora QuestionableContent'' {{Dora QuestionableContent}} lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply breaking ''breaking up with the person.''
2nd Jul '13 8:17:52 AM airforceteacher
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* [[Dora QuestionableContent]] lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply breaking up with the person.

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* [[Dora QuestionableContent]] ''Dora QuestionableContent'' lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply breaking up with the person.
2nd Jul '13 8:16:24 AM airforceteacher
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* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', pretty much everyone ''except'' the eponymous character (in a surprising twist) grabs the ball pretty tightly after they find the hard drive containing [[spoiler: the transporter patterns of 45% of the galaxy's population]]. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/08/05/whos-the-crazy-one-here/ Not only is CK the only one who seems to understand that escaping Zenith Central with their precious cargo (not to mention their lives) is a higher priority than him getting a new outfit,]] but [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/08/15/nin-wahs-agenda/ Nin Wah's attempt to sabotage CK in the process]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/09/09/she-dun-goofed/ ends up sabotaging the entire rescue attempt]].

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* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', pretty much everyone ''except'' the eponymous character (in a surprising twist) grabs the ball pretty tightly after they find the hard drive containing [[spoiler: the transporter patterns of 45% of the galaxy's population]]. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/08/05/whos-the-crazy-one-here/ Not only is CK the only one who seems to understand that escaping Zenith Central with their precious cargo (not to mention their lives) is a higher priority than him getting a new outfit,]] but [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/08/15/nin-wahs-agenda/ Nin Wah's attempt to sabotage CK in the process]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2012/09/09/she-dun-goofed/ ends up sabotaging the entire rescue attempt]].attempt]].
* [[Dora QuestionableContent]] lampshades the idiot ball when she explains that she could have fixed every bad relationship in college way earlier by simply breaking up with the person.
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