History IdiotBall / WesternAnimation

16th Sep '17 2:11:41 PM Manimaul
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** Episode 3 season 4 "Don't drink the water" the Tennyson's meet [[spoiler: the idiot calling himself the "guardian" of the fountain of youth]], a man who states he has been “bound by honour” to keep its secret by Ponce de León himself, how exactly? [[spoiler:During a fair where he was pretending to be an employee at a dunk tank sideshow]]. Not only did he abandon he's post, the water in the tank is [[spoiler:FILLED WITH FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH WATER!]]. The Tennyson’s discover the true nature of the water shortly after Max requests to have a go, not only does the “honour bound” entrusted guardian fail to turn them away after stating the machine is broken, it actually works perfectly, dropping Max into the water where he would soon [[spoiler:revert to he’s 10-year-old self]]. The team return sometime later to investigate Max’s sudden condition, on the debris of the tank (destroyed earlier in a fight) they find an address that leads them right to the “guardian”. Once they arrive the “honor bound guardian” has already reviled its location to an aging dark sorcerer. En route to the fountain the “guardian” states he finds he’s eternal task is a nightmare, so why would he give up its location if the sorcerer had threatened him with pain or death? The sorcerer is a recurring character named Hex, who, if he possessed a spell to force people to tell the truth, would surly change some of he’s tactics and methods in the show. Really, it is quite audacious that he feel any degree of pride at all when he calls himself a “guardian”, as all he's actions served only to continuously jeopardize the fountains secret. While the isolated location of the fountain would understandably cause its watcher to feel lonely, and so occasional trips away are understandable, why on earth did he not only go through all the trouble of bringing such a large amount of water away with him, but also “disguise” it as [[spoiler:a game in which the objective is to have people regularly immersed in it?!]]. And in [[spoiler:a fair of all places?!]]. If he is too timid to turn people down from playing it no matter how much they insist or how much money they offer, why on earth not sabotage it so the machine truly is out of order?!
6th Jun '17 11:46:46 PM RacattackForce
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** The Cutie Mark Crusaders appeared to have held it when they were on the lookout for their cutie marks. Their talents were hinted at by Twilight Sparkle in Season 1's "The Show Stoppers" but they tried for another four seasons to get them by doing other things. However, this turns out to be subverted when they finally get them in the Season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" since their symbols turned out to be different than what they expected.

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** The Cutie Mark Crusaders appeared to have held it when they were on the lookout for their cutie marks. Their talents were hinted at by Twilight Sparkle in Season 1's "The Show Stoppers" but they tried for another four seasons to get them by doing other things. However, this turns out to be subverted ''subverted'' when they finally get them in the Season 5 episode "Crusaders of the Lost Mark" since their symbols turned out to be different than what they and fans expected.
29th Dec '16 8:24:31 PM TheHolotome
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' [=S2E1=] (''Inside the Music''), Pidge picks up the Idiot Ball and runs with it for a touchdown. He's so heavily invested in keeping his secret identity as the mastermind of the band "Stereolactic" a secret, that he doesn't even tell his TrueCompanions. This results in the [[KidSidekick Cadets]] wasting time and effort chasing him down, believing that he's the Drule agent, that could have been used finding the real agent.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' [=S2E1=] [=S1E14=] (''Inside the Music''), Pidge picks up the Idiot Ball and runs with it for a touchdown. He's so heavily invested in keeping his secret identity as the mastermind of the band "Stereolactic" a secret, that he doesn't even tell his TrueCompanions. This results in the [[KidSidekick Cadets]] wasting time and effort chasing him down, believing that he's the Drule agent, that could have been used finding the real agent.
26th Dec '16 2:43:33 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The only person who is safe from this is [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Cat]] - and even he was used for this in "Let's Play Catch the Mailman".
12th Dec '16 10:54:57 AM fruitstripegum
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** Then there's the episode ''[[IdiotPlot A Prime Problem]]''... Let's just say, both sides, but [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially Autobots]] take [[TookALevelInDumbass several levels of dumbass]] just so the episode could work. [[´http://tfwiki.net/wiki/A_Prime_Problem The episodes' TFWiki article ]] sums it up pretty nicely.

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** Then there's the episode ''[[IdiotPlot A Prime Problem]]''... Let's just say, both sides, but [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially Autobots]] take [[TookALevelInDumbass several levels of dumbass]] just so the episode could work. [[´http://tfwiki.[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/A_Prime_Problem The episodes' episode's TFWiki article ]] article]] sums it up pretty nicely.
16th Nov '16 10:13:59 AM Mitis
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*** On the other hand, Robotnik ''did'' leave said henchmen in the room to guard the cell, which was what let Sonic escape.
16th Nov '16 10:09:26 AM Mitis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic falls under this category at times despite being the smartest character in the show.
** In "Sonic Breakout", Robotnik captures Sonic's favorite comic book artist, and he decides that the best way to break him out is to get captured himself. Now, this in and of itself isn't idiotic. But assuming that Robotnik ''wasn't'' smart enough to build a cell specifically designed to hold his archenemy, who could escape a normal cell with ease? His henchmen may make that mistake, but ''he's'' not that stupid.
13th Nov '16 4:40:48 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode, you have rebelling young twin heroes, one of whom can turn into different animals, real or not, and the other can turn into water. When these two heroes (and other young, misguided heroes) try to blow up the base they live in after [[TheReveal the]] [[CloningBlues reveal]], a group of Justice Leaguers tries to stop them. The twins attack a member of the Justice League by drowning him in a room filled with water and have a ''T. rex'', obviously not an aquatic creature, attack said hero, underwater. Again, this happened ''underwater.'' Who's the Justice Leaguer they fought? [[spoiler:Aquaman.]] Though the characters were in the middle of a mental breakdown, so thinking clearly was not exactly something to be expected. If they're inspired, as it seems likely, by the ComicBook/WonderTwins of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', then one could say they keep pretty true to the original characters.

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* In a ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode, you have rebelling young twin heroes, one of whom can turn into different animals, real or not, and the other can turn into water. When these two heroes (and other young, misguided heroes) try to blow up the base they live in after [[TheReveal the]] [[CloningBlues reveal]], a group of Justice Leaguers tries to stop them. The twins attack a member of the Justice League by drowning him in a room filled with water and have a ''T. rex'', obviously not an aquatic creature, attack said hero, underwater. Again, this happened ''underwater.'' Who's the Justice Leaguer they fought? [[spoiler:Aquaman.]] Though the characters were in the middle of a mental breakdown, so thinking clearly was not exactly something to be expected. If they're inspired, as it seems likely, by the ComicBook/WonderTwins of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'', then one could say they keep pretty true to the original characters.
13th Nov '16 12:30:53 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** Honorable Mention: The Orb of Confusion -- a ''literal'' Idiot Ball (pictured at the main page).

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** Honorable Mention: The Orb of Confusion -- a ''literal'' Idiot Ball (pictured at the main page).Ball.
11th Nov '16 9:47:05 PM ThestralDawn
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', Kion meets the ObviouslyEvil lions of the outlands, led by Zira. Zira tells him that using his superpowered roar against other lions will cause him to lose the roar forever, and he believes her and is rendered helpless for most of the episode. Except, his father Simba told him very clearly before that his uncle Scar, who had the roar before him, lost it not because he used it on other lions, but because he used it for evil and selfish purposes. This is compounded with the fact that the most stupid of his friends, Bunga, is the one who has to remind him of this, at which point he then easily defeats the outsider lions.
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