History IdiotPlot / WesternAnimation

6th Feb '16 9:06:22 PM JJHIL325
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*** There's a common fan theory that since [[ExecutiveMeddling Hasbro pretty much demanded this episode]] meaning that the writers [[RememberTheNewGuy had to awkwardly shoehorn in Twilight's brother and old foalsitter,]] The team decided to make it a total IdiotPlot [[TakeThat on purpose in order to get back at them.]]
30th Jan '16 1:24:53 PM StFan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Wonder Man happened this way: Simon Williams goes to Tony Stark to demand to know why he's out to destroy his company, but Tony brushes him off and he storms out; this leads him to seek out MODOK and get revenge. They meet multiple times after Simon's been transformed into an ion-creature, but Tony ''never tells him'' that he only wanted to buy out Williams' company because it was failing financially, but he believed in Williams' scientific developments and wanted to work with him. He doesn't even tell the rest of the team until the end of the episode, after they've been calling him a heartless bastard for ruining Williams' life the whole time!
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Wonder Man happened this way: Simon Williams goes to Tony Stark to demand to know why he's out to destroy his company, but Tony brushes him off and he storms out; this leads him to seek out MODOK and get revenge. They meet multiple times after Simon's been transformed into an ion-creature, but Tony ''never tells him'' that he only wanted to buy out Williams' company because it was failing financially, but he believed in Williams' scientific developments and wanted to work with him. He doesn't even tell the rest of the team until the end of the episode, after they've been calling him a heartless bastard for ruining Williams' life the whole time!
29th Jan '16 5:37:42 AM HighCrate
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** "Mikey Get Shellacne" was the {{Flanderization}} for Mikey's stupidity. Not only did Mikey think putting more ''mutagen'' on him would make him a "super mutant" (despite Donnie actually being GenreSavvy and writing "Mikey do not eat me" ''on the jar of mutagen''), he also [[spoiler:turned Dogpound, who was an already sizable threat for the Turtles, into a stronger, faster, more powerful form.]] Coincidentally enough, Mikey gets his hands on the SmartBall minutes later ''after'' this incident (which is a bit of an AssPull considering what this episode has shown).
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** "Mikey Get Shellacne" was the {{Flanderization}} for Mikey's stupidity. Not only did Mikey think putting more ''mutagen'' on him would make him a "super mutant" (despite Donnie actually being GenreSavvy and writing having the foresight to write "Mikey do not eat me" ''on the jar of mutagen''), he also [[spoiler:turned Dogpound, who was an already sizable threat for the Turtles, into a stronger, faster, more powerful form.]] Coincidentally enough, Mikey gets his hands on the SmartBall minutes later ''after'' this incident (which is a bit of an AssPull considering what this episode has shown).
22nd Nov '15 2:23:06 PM kablammin45
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finally remembered what their names were!
* ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'': The episode "[[HalloweenEpisode Boo!]]", features everyone around town freaking out over the giant ghost that's running around town...three guesses as to who it actually is. While many folks around town had gotten together to watch scary ghost movies in the first place, possibly causing nerves to get shot, it still shouldn't have been that difficult to figure out what the giant quadrupedal BedsheetGhost wandering around town was, especially folks who are very familiar with Clifford like the Bleakmans or ThoseTwoGuys.
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* ''WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog'': The episode "[[HalloweenEpisode Boo!]]", features everyone around town freaking out over the giant ghost that's running around town...three guesses as to who it actually is. While many folks around town had gotten together to watch scary ghost movies in the first place, possibly causing nerves to get shot, it still shouldn't have been that difficult to figure out what the giant quadrupedal BedsheetGhost wandering around town was, especially folks who are very familiar with Clifford like the Bleakmans or ThoseTwoGuys.[[ThoseTwoGuys Victor and Pedro]]. ** Also, in the episode "Clifford's Carnival", Jetta is tasked with getting the door for the farmer bringing the tractor and trailer for the hay ride at the eponymous carnival. Jetta, however, gets distracted and is not there when the farmer arrives. What makes this an Idiot Plot is the fact that the farmer makes no effort to get anyone's attention, find another way in, or even ''open the door himself''. He just stands there waiting for a long time before giving up and going home. In a sense, it's also an Idiot Plot in the long term as the carnival officials evidently didn't make it easier for the tractor get on the grounds in the first place. Although everything works out in the end when a hay trailer is attached to Clifford instead, if all parties had put more foresight into their actions, it would have saved them a lot of trouble.
5th Nov '15 12:51:17 PM NeoSilverThorn
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*** Though the Chief's idiot ball is actually justifiable. The ballistics of the bullet would've matched the ballistics on record for Eliza's assigned firearm, something they would have checked ''because she's a cop who'd been shot''. So far as the Chief knows, Eliza has either allowed her gun to be taken and failed to report it (thus qualifying as incompetent) or attempted self-harm with her assigned weapon (and is thus of questionable mental state). Her ending up with a partner is insurance against both of those possibilities occurring again.
3rd Nov '15 8:01:43 PM catstuxedo
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* The ''WesternAnimation/BeingIan'' episode "Is There an Ian in the House" is driven by the utter failure/refusal of every so-called medical professional involved to recognize that Ian's leg isn't broken in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
3rd Nov '15 7:37:57 PM catstuxedo
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** As awesome it was, it was not immune to Idiot Plots from time to time. One notable example is the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "War World". Though closely adapted from a popular DC Comics storyline from the early 80s, "War World" is easily the weakest episode of the first season of ''Justice League'', in large part because of its flaming idiot plot. This [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/jl/episodes/warworld/ World's Finest]] review says it best:
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** As awesome it was, it was not immune to Idiot Plots from time to time. One notable example is Though the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "War World". Though World" is closely adapted from a popular DC Comics storyline from the early 80s, "War World" is easily the weakest episode of the first season of ''Justice League'', in large part because of its flaming idiot plot. This [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/jl/episodes/warworld/ World's Finest]] review says it best:

** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call" only works because apparently, the Justice League no longer gives physicals anymore, allowing people to walk around for ''years'' under mind control, or infested by parasites. How many parasitic, mind-raping, body-snatching villains have each and every member of the JL fought? You would think at this point they would know better...
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** The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "The Call" only works because apparently, the Justice League no longer gives physicals anymore, allowing people to walk around for ''years'' under mind control, or infested by parasites. How many parasitic, mind-raping, body-snatching villains have each and every member of the JL fought? You would think at this point they would know better...better.
1st Nov '15 1:08:21 PM Fangusu
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** The majority of ''All-Stars'' is an even worse case of this trope due to the way the main antagonist is treated. Mal, an alternate personality of Mike, takes over the latter's body so that he can wreak havoc ForTheEvulz and claim the million for himself. Unlike his predecessors or his immediate successor Scarlett, Mal rarely formulates, let alone executes, a truly effective plan against all the other campers. Even though Duncan actually tells Zoey to her face that he met Mal at juvie and therefore knows how dangerous he is, almost everybody else remains oblivious to the Malevolent One's presence. After ''many repeated warnings'', Zoey remains ignorant of Mal up until the second to last episode. The more intelligent campers never seem to catch on until it is too late, and so Zoey is left to take him down in the finale regardless. *** To make matters worse, demonic Alejandro and scary Chef both noticed (and commented on) Mike's unusual behavior, yet nobody took action. One would have to think ''something'' was up when everyone watched Mal brutally ''beat Izzy to a pulp'' in the ring, but the idiocy rages on.
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** The majority One of the several reasons ''All-Stars'' is an even worse case of this trope due to had a negative reception was the way fact that the treatment of the main antagonist is treated. revolved around this trope. Mal, an inherently evil alternate personality of Mike, takes over the latter's body so that he can wreak havoc ForTheEvulz and claim the million for himself. Unlike his predecessors or predecessors, but much like his immediate successor Scarlett, Mal has no redeeming or comedic traits, and manages to make the sadistic host Chris look like a saint. However, he rarely formulates, let alone executes, a truly effective plan against all the other campers. Even though Duncan actually tells Zoey to her face that he met Mal at juvie and therefore knows how dangerous he is, almost everybody else the majority of the cast, including Zoey herself, remains oblivious to the Malevolent One's presence. After ''many repeated warnings'', Zoey remains ignorant of Mal up It is not until the end of the second to last episode. episode does she finally learn the truth, and that realization occurred after ''many repeated warnings''. The more intelligent smarter campers never seem to catch on until it is too late, and so Zoey is left to take him down in the finale regardless. *** To make matters worse, demonic Alejandro and scary Chef both noticed (and commented on) Mike's unusual behavior, behavior and commented on it, yet nobody took action. One would have to think ''something'' was up wrong when everyone watched Mal brutally ''beat Izzy to a pulp'' in the ring, but the idiocy rages on.
30th Oct '15 1:40:20 PM MarkLungo
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30th Oct '15 1:33:50 PM MarkLungo
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* Nearly every single episode of the original ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' relies on the titular characters being as thick as possible. Lion-O, with a firm grip on the IdiotBall, is the worst offender, though since he's a kid in an adult body it's somewhat excusable. Occasional episodes, however, will have him pass it off to the others, usually [[TheLancer Tygra]] who gaily runs with it straight into trouble.
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* Nearly every single episode of the original ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' relies on the titular characters being as thick as possible. Lion-O, with a firm grip on the IdiotBall, is the worst offender, though since he's a kid in an adult body it's somewhat excusable. Occasional episodes, however, will have him pass it off to the others, usually [[TheLancer Tygra]] who gaily runs with it straight into trouble.
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