History IdiotPlot / ComicBooks

1st Dec '16 6:13:50 PM LordYAM
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** Another act of stupidity; they could have easily gotten Rachel Summers to mentor Hope; given her solid track record with the Phoenix she has valuable insights.
25th Sep '16 4:54:18 AM Tron80
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** The ''entire Amazon race'' (the only apparent exception being Wonder Woman herself) carries an IdiotBall the size of the moon. On the advice of Circe, an evil goddess who has tried to exterminate the Amazons on multiple occasions, they decide to declare war on one of the most powerful nations in the world; one that is home to many of the strongest superheroes in the Franchise/TheDCU. The end result? The Amazon race is scattered across the world, the entire USA hates them, and the reputations of heroes associated with them (Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderGirl, {{Supergirl}} to name a few) are left tarnished.

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** The ''entire Amazon race'' (the only apparent exception being Wonder Woman herself) carries an IdiotBall the size of the moon. On the advice of Circe, an evil goddess who has tried to exterminate the Amazons on multiple occasions, they decide to declare war on one of the most powerful nations in the world; one that is home to many of the strongest superheroes in the Franchise/TheDCU. The end result? The Amazon race is scattered across the world, the entire USA hates them, and the reputations of heroes associated with them (Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderGirl, {{Supergirl}} Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} to name a few) are left tarnished.
13th Sep '16 5:52:29 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''Thor: Vikings'' by [[WriterOnBoard (appropriately enough)]] Creator/GarthEnnis assumes that whatever heroes are available can easily get their asses kicked, but it's okay since Comicbook/DoctorStrange is there, but his plan relies on finding a couple people to fight an invincible opponent and his army face to face, instead of using his own powers to temporarily subdue, banish or restrain them, protect the city with some kind of force field, evacuate people, or find a more clever solution than watching and complaining about how invincible the opponent is.

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* ''Thor: Vikings'' ''ComicBook/ThorVikings'' by [[WriterOnBoard (appropriately enough)]] Creator/GarthEnnis assumes that whatever heroes are available can easily get their asses kicked, but it's okay since Comicbook/DoctorStrange is there, but his plan relies on finding a couple people to fight an invincible opponent and his army face to face, instead of using his own powers to temporarily subdue, banish or restrain them, protect the city with some kind of force field, evacuate people, or find a more clever solution than watching and complaining about how invincible the opponent is.


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* ''ComicBook/Crimson'' gets hit pretty hard with this trope towards the end, when the BigBad's plan is only advanced by the heroes acting like idiots: the mentor Ekimus is instructed to search the Underworld for an imprisoned EldritchAbomination that will tell him how to destroy Lisseth. The problem is that he is told by Lisseth's accomplice Victor Van Fleet and an enemy to Ekimus as well. Then said EldritchAbomination is unwittingly released by Ekimus when it tells him to read an incantation that will destroy Lisseth, but it turns it out frees it from his prison. Its revealed the monster was also in league with Lisseth all along and proceeds to unleash countless horrors upon the world, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero all because of Ekimus' fault]].
5th May '16 9:22:48 PM BattleMaster
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* ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. The sheer number of idiotic things that happen in it is ''phenomenal'', and the amount of dumb that goes into both ComicBook/SpiderMan's decision to make a deal with Mephisto and Mephisto's decision to make a deal with Spider-Man could fill up a page (it filled several minutes of review time when Linkara explained it); but special credit? To the ENTIRE MARVEL SUPERHERO COMMUNITY. Peter Parker's Aunt May gets shot by an assassin and is dying. Apparently the doctors can't save her. So Spider-Man runs all over the world, seeking out his ''dozens and dozens'' of superhero friends who have fantastic powers, abilities, and technologies that can save her... except they don't. Every single superhero throws up their hands and basically says that while they are capable of fighting ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, bullet wounds are too much for them to handle, including Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the Sorcerer Supreme; [[TheMedic Elixir]], an X-Men member whose ''entire mutant power'' is healing wounds (he has total control over the biochemistry of anyone he touches, meaning that there's literally ''no'' wound he can't heal); and every single one of the Marvel universe's impressive cadre of supergeniuses. In the words of [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2902721.html?thread=97289665#cmt97289665 one scans_daily member]], the entire process went something like:

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* ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.
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The sheer number of idiotic things that happen in it is ''phenomenal'', and the amount of dumb that goes into both ComicBook/SpiderMan's decision to make a deal with Mephisto and Mephisto's decision to make a deal with Spider-Man could fill up a page (it filled several minutes of review time when Linkara explained it); but special credit? To the ENTIRE MARVEL SUPERHERO COMMUNITY. Peter Parker's Aunt May gets shot by an assassin and is dying. Apparently the doctors can't save her. So Spider-Man runs all over the world, seeking out his ''dozens and dozens'' of superhero friends who have fantastic powers, abilities, and technologies that can save her... except they don't. Every single superhero throws up their hands and basically says that while they are capable of fighting ComicBook/{{Galactus}}, bullet wounds are too much for them to handle, including Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the Sorcerer Supreme; [[TheMedic Elixir]], an X-Men member whose ''entire mutant power'' is healing wounds (he has total control over the biochemistry of anyone he touches, meaning that there's literally ''no'' wound he can't heal); and every single one of the Marvel universe's impressive cadre of supergeniuses. In the words of [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2902721.html?thread=97289665#cmt97289665 one scans_daily member]], the entire process went something like:


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** Even if none of the heroes could have helped, Doctor Doom has been shown to have the mystical and technological means to do so and ought to have been willing just because it would have A) lead to a prominent hero owing him a favor and more importantly B) it would have given him yet another opportunity to rub his superiority in Reed Richards' face.
2nd May '16 12:45:09 PM KlawKalash
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** The Avengers repeatedly antagonise the Phoenix Five, who, while a little out of control, are being relatively held together by Cyclops. Finally, the Avengers piss them off too much, and Namor decides to ''flood Wakanda'', which brings about a a CycleOfRevenge between him and Black Panther that continues to this day.

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** The Avengers repeatedly antagonise the Phoenix Five, who, while a little out of control, are being relatively held together by Cyclops. Finally, the Avengers piss them off too much, and Namor decides to ''flood Wakanda'', which brings about a a CycleOfRevenge between him and Black Panther that continues to this day.
2nd May '16 12:38:51 PM KlawKalash
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* The entirety of the {{Marvel|Comics}} ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' storyline. Superheroes and the government lose their minds and start up a pointless brawl over laws that had no authority at the time because one superVILLAIN blew up a school. Writers had a tough time justifying the editorially-mandated behavior of some of the characters. Reed Richards, who'd previously opposed near-identical laws targeting mutants, was infamously given ''three'' separate reason for joining the pro-registration side.

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* The entirety of the {{Marvel|Comics}} ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' storyline. Superheroes and the government lose their minds and start up a pointless brawl over laws that had no authority at the time because one superVILLAIN blew up a school. Writers had a tough time justifying the editorially-mandated behavior of some of the characters. Reed Richards, who'd previously opposed near-identical laws targeting mutants, was infamously given ''three'' separate reason reasons for joining the pro-registration side.
2nd May '16 12:37:58 PM KlawKalash
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** The All-Mother in ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' seem to be avoiding this, as making Loki their agent is their way of keeping them on a leash. [[spoiler: Then it turns out that while they're still not the real old-Loki, merely a teenaged copy who ''does'' want to make amends, the All-Mother won't truly allow that because they do have the real old-Loki, who claims they're really from the future and as long as they let the current Loki turn evil again everything will turn out all right since it will go back to the way it was before Thor destroyed the destiny of the gods. The All-Mother act like they're merely willing to let Loki fall to achieve a better (and far more certain) future, but at no point have they thought about it and said "wait...this is the EVIL Loki we're trusting on this...". Even ''Odin'' pointed it out to them how stupid this idea was. And when Loki successfully pulled a ScrewDestiny Odin also pretty much gloated about how he betted on the right Loki and how badly Freyja misjudged the situation.]]

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** The All-Mother in ''ComicBook/LokiAgentOfAsgard'' seem to be avoiding this, as making Loki their agent is their way of keeping them on a leash. [[spoiler: Then it turns out that while they're still not the real old-Loki, merely a teenaged copy who ''does'' want to make amends, the All-Mother won't truly allow that because they do have the real old-Loki, who claims they're really from the future and as long as they let the current Loki turn evil again everything will turn out all right since it will go back to the way it was before Thor destroyed the destiny of the gods. The All-Mother act like they're merely willing to let Loki fall to achieve a better (and far more certain) future, but at no point have they thought about it and said "wait... this is the EVIL Loki we're trusting on this...". Even ''Odin'' pointed it out to them how stupid this idea was. And when Loki successfully pulled a ScrewDestiny Odin also pretty much gloated about how he betted on the right Loki and how badly Freyja misjudged the situation.]]
28th Feb '16 7:37:08 PM nombretomado
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* Marvel's ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' is another huge offender, as the plot required both teams, including their normally smart, honorable, levelheaded leaders, CaptainAmerica and {{Cyclops}} respectively, to act like a bunch of idiots as the Phoenix approaches Earth. And once the Phoenix arrives things just get worse and worse. To sum up the idiocy as it occurs:

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* Marvel's ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'' is another huge offender, as the plot required both teams, including their normally smart, honorable, levelheaded leaders, CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and {{Cyclops}} ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} respectively, to act like a bunch of idiots as the Phoenix approaches Earth. And once the Phoenix arrives things just get worse and worse. To sum up the idiocy as it occurs:
29th Jan '16 9:18:37 AM KingClark
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** This was so bad that ''two'' different What If? issues lampshade how stupid the whole thing was, almost as if Marvel was basically admitting "[[OldShame yeah we shot ourselves in the foot here]]". One has [[RealityEnsues the two sides peacefully resolve things after a simple talk]] and the other has Nova call out Iron Man and Captain America for wasting everyone's time while [[{{ComicBook/Annihilation}} Anihilus and his army were threatening the galaxy]].

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** This was so bad that ''two'' different What If? issues lampshade how stupid the whole thing was, almost as if Marvel was basically admitting "[[OldShame yeah we shot ourselves in the foot here]]". One has [[RealityEnsues the two sides peacefully resolve things after a simple talk]] and the other has Nova call out Iron Man and Captain America for wasting everyone's time while [[{{ComicBook/Annihilation}} Anihilus Annihilus and his army were threatening the galaxy]].
17th Jan '16 1:58:25 AM Doug86
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** The ''entire Amazon race'' (the only apparent exception being Wonder Woman herself) carries an IdiotBall the size of the moon. On the advice of Circe, an evil goddess who has tried to exterminate the Amazons on multiple occasions, they decide to declare war on one of the most powerful nations in the world; one that is home to many of the strongest superheroes in the Franchise/TheDCU. The end result? The Amazon race is scattered across the world, the entire USA hates them, and the reputations of heroes associated with them (WonderWoman, WonderGirl, {{Supergirl}} to name a few) are left tarnished.
** Even WonderWoman wasn't safe from this: one of her powers is that her magic lasso can get rid of mind control. Her mother was clearly under some form of mind control... and yet [[ForgotAboutHisPowers at no point does she think to use her lasso]].

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** The ''entire Amazon race'' (the only apparent exception being Wonder Woman herself) carries an IdiotBall the size of the moon. On the advice of Circe, an evil goddess who has tried to exterminate the Amazons on multiple occasions, they decide to declare war on one of the most powerful nations in the world; one that is home to many of the strongest superheroes in the Franchise/TheDCU. The end result? The Amazon race is scattered across the world, the entire USA hates them, and the reputations of heroes associated with them (WonderWoman, WonderGirl, (Franchise/WonderWoman, ComicBook/WonderGirl, {{Supergirl}} to name a few) are left tarnished.
** Even WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman wasn't safe from this: one of her powers is that her magic lasso can get rid of mind control. Her mother was clearly under some form of mind control... and yet [[ForgotAboutHisPowers at no point does she think to use her lasso]].
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