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30th Oct '17 3:08:55 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory. [[spoiler: He was ''right'', but Dumbledore was already aware of Malfoy's allegiances]]. His predictability gets him into trouble in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', and Hermione even lampshades this by telling Harry he's got "[[ChronicHeroSyndrome a saving-people thing]]" that Voldemort not only can exploit, but has exploited in the past, by [[kidnapping Ginny and taking her into the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] to arrange a meeting with Harry]].

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory. [[spoiler: He was ''right'', but Dumbledore was already aware of Malfoy's allegiances]]. His predictability gets him into trouble in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', and Hermione even lampshades this by telling Harry he's got "[[ChronicHeroSyndrome a saving-people thing]]" that Voldemort not only can exploit, but has exploited in the past, by [[kidnapping [[spoiler: kidnapping Ginny and taking her into the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] to arrange a meeting with Harry]].
30th Oct '17 3:08:27 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory. [[spoiler: He was ''right'', but Dumbledore was already aware of Malfoy's allegiances]].

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory. [[spoiler: He was ''right'', but Dumbledore was already aware of Malfoy's allegiances]]. His predictability gets him into trouble in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', and Hermione even lampshades this by telling Harry he's got "[[ChronicHeroSyndrome a saving-people thing]]" that Voldemort not only can exploit, but has exploited in the past, by [[kidnapping Ginny and taking her into the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]] to arrange a meeting with Harry]].
30th Oct '17 3:03:40 PM darkemyst
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in Half-Blood Prince, Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince, Prince]]'', Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory.theory. [[spoiler: He was ''right'', but Dumbledore was already aware of Malfoy's allegiances]].
10th Jun '17 3:16:09 PM JJHIL325
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter''. He may not be ditzy or absent-minded per se, but he suffers from a terminal lack of self-preservation and trust into his peers, especially adults, as well as total and persistent inability to foresee the consequences of his actions. At least OnceAnEpisode he rushes heads forward into a situation he has no feasible way of mastering, usually without any planning or preparation. Only [[TheSpock Hermione]], [[DeusExMachina Dumbledore]], and the fact that all the villains [[IdiotBall suddenly become stupid]] at the crucial moments keep him from killing himself. Harry also has a bad tendency to pin all of the wrongdoing in the school on Draco Malfoy (or Slytherin in general), and if ever he senses a corrupt and possibly harmful teacher, ''it's always Snape''. It comes back to bite him where in Half-Blood Prince, Ron and Hermione start rolling their eyes at Harry whenever he brings up his "Malfoy is a Death Eater" theory.
5th Apr '17 7:59:59 AM LentilSandEater
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* Nobby and Colon from the ''Literature/DiscWorld'' series. Colon anyway, Nobby is somewhat more intelligent than his companion, whereas Colon, if he solves anything, it's usually by being TooDumbToFool.
** Detritus as well, depending on the local ambient temperature.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Nobby and sergeant Colon from of the ''Literature/DiscWorld'' series. Colon anyway, City Watch. Nobby is somewhat more intelligent than his companion, whereas Colon, if he solves anything, it's usually by being TooDumbToFool.
TooDumbToFool.
** Sergeant Detritus as well, depending on the local ambient temperature.temperature. Thing is he's a huge troll made of stone, and armed with a siege crossbow so he usually gets away with it.
5th Apr '17 7:56:08 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Verne’s writing constantly informs us (and Counseil and Aronnax repeatedly lampshade) that Ned Land is a HotBlooded, GreatWhiteHunter, BigEater RealMenEatMeat BookDumb badass [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who is from ]] [[CanadaEh Canada]]. FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Land ''needs to be'' an Idiot Hero: [[spoiler: Ned Land's personality permits him being the OnlySaneMan capable of resisting Captain Nemo’s charisma]].

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* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Verne’s writing constantly informs us (and Counseil and Aronnax repeatedly lampshade) that Ned Land is a HotBlooded, GreatWhiteHunter, BigEater RealMenEatMeat BookDumb badass [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who is from ]] [[CanadaEh Canada]]. FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Land ''needs to be'' an Idiot Hero: [[spoiler: Ned Land's personality permits him being the OnlySaneMan capable of resisting Captain Nemo’s charisma]].
6th Nov '16 4:05:45 PM dlchen145
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* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Verne’s writing constantly informs us (and Counseil and Aronnax repeatedly lampshade) that Ned Land is a HotBlooded, GreatWhiteHunter, BigEater RealMenEatMeat BookDumb BadAss [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who is from ]] [[CanadaEh Canada]]. FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Land ''needs to be'' an Idiot Hero: [[spoiler: Ned Land's personality permits him being the OnlySaneMan capable of resisting Captain Nemo’s charisma]].

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* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Verne’s writing constantly informs us (and Counseil and Aronnax repeatedly lampshade) that Ned Land is a HotBlooded, GreatWhiteHunter, BigEater RealMenEatMeat BookDumb BadAss badass [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking who is from ]] [[CanadaEh Canada]]. FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Land ''needs to be'' an Idiot Hero: [[spoiler: Ned Land's personality permits him being the OnlySaneMan capable of resisting Captain Nemo’s charisma]].
9th Aug '16 11:01:46 PM PaulA
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* The {{Dragaera}}n House of the Dzur, a.k.a. the House of Heroes. Not all Dzurlords fit the stereotype (i.e. near-suicidal bravery and a shortage of little grey cells), but many seem to.

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* The {{Dragaera}}n In the ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series, this is the province of the House of the Dzur, a.k.a. the House of Heroes. Not all Dzurlords fit the stereotype (i.e. near-suicidal bravery and a shortage of little grey cells), but many seem to.
3rd Aug '16 1:34:24 AM MattII
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* Nobby and Colon from the ''Literature/DiscWorld'' series. Colon anyway, Nobby can on occasion be rather devious, wheras Colon, if he solves anything, it's usually by being TooDumbToFool.

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* Nobby and Colon from the ''Literature/DiscWorld'' series. Colon anyway, Nobby can on occasion be rather devious, wheras is somewhat more intelligent than his companion, whereas Colon, if he solves anything, it's usually by being TooDumbToFool.TooDumbToFool.
** Detritus as well, depending on the local ambient temperature.
3rd Aug '16 1:28:36 AM MattII
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* Nobby and Colon from the ''Literature/DiscWorld'' series. Colon anyway, Nobby can on occasion be rather devious, wheras Colon, if he solves anything, it's usually by being TooDumbToFool.
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