History Main / IdiotBall

26th Aug '16 3:51:35 PM rjd1922
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This trope is the {{opposite|Tropes}} of SmartBall, and probably not closely related to SanityBall, AdvantageBall, or HappyFunBall. And not even ''remotely'' related to MasqueradeBall or TimeyWimeyBall.

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This trope is the {{opposite|Tropes}} of SmartBall, and probably not closely related to SanityBall, AdvantageBall, HappyFunBall, or HappyFunBall. MasqueradeBall. And not even ''remotely'' related to MasqueradeBall or TimeyWimeyBall.
26th Aug '16 3:45:04 PM rjd1922
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This trope is the {{opposite|Tropes}} of SmartBall, and probably not closely related to SanityBall, HappyFunBall, or AdvantageBall. And not even ''remotely'' related to the TimeyWimeyBall.

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This trope is the {{opposite|Tropes}} of SmartBall, and probably not closely related to SanityBall, HappyFunBall, AdvantageBall, or AdvantageBall. HappyFunBall. And not even ''remotely'' related to the MasqueradeBall or TimeyWimeyBall.
1st Aug '16 11:19:14 AM TheJayman49
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[[TooDumbToLive and]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick death]].]]

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[[TooDumbToLive and]] and most likely]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick death]].]]
3rd Jul '16 7:18:25 AM HeraldAlberich
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->'''Obi-Wan:''' (trapped in ray shield) Wait a minute. How did this happen? We're smarter than this.\\

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->'''Obi-Wan:''' (trapped ''[trapped in ray shield) shields]'' Wait a minute. How did this happen? We're smarter than this.\\



-->-- ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]''

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-->-- ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]''
''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''
15th Jun '16 9:51:53 PM mhj0808
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Added DiffLines:

Note that in any relatively [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism Idealistic setting]], the villains will typically ''always'' firmly hold onto the Idiot Ball; instead of [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting the heroes]], expect to see plenty of EvilGloating because... well, [[TropesAreNotBad the show would be over otherwise, right?]].
28th Dec '15 2:36:12 PM DarthKieduss
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->'''Obi-Wan:''' Wait a minute. How did this happen? We're smarter than this.\\

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->'''Obi-Wan:''' (trapped in ray shield) Wait a minute. How did this happen? We're smarter than this.\\
11th Dec '15 9:34:52 AM DDRMASTERM
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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Now if you excuse me, I'll be spending my vacation in]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Chernobyl]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle while all of you tropers look at the many examples of this trope.]]

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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Now if you excuse me, I'll be spending my vacation in]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Chernobyl}} Chernobyl]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle while all of you tropers look at the many examples of this trope.]]
8th Aug '15 7:45:08 PM eroock
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-->--''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]''

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-->--''Franchise/StarWars -->-- ''Franchise/StarWars [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Episode III: Revenge of the Sith]]''
27th Jul '15 11:25:11 AM Antigone3
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* AlcoholInducedIdiocy



* VillainBall
* HeroBall

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* VillainBall
BullyingADragon
* HeroBallConflictBall
* CutsceneIncompetence



* IdiotPlot
* JerkassBall

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* IdiotPlot
* JerkassBall
FailedASpotCheck



* AlcoholInducedIdiocy

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* AlcoholInducedIdiocyHeroBall
* HollywoodTactics
* IdiotPlot
* JerkassBall
* LoveMakesYouDumb



* MuggingTheMonster
* OutOfCharacterMoment
* PingPongNaivete
* StupidityInducingAttack
* ThirdActStupidity



* VillainBall



* ConflictBall
* BullyingADragon
* HollywoodTactics
* MuggingTheMonster
* FailedASpotCheck
* PingPongNaivete
* ThirdActStupidity
* CutsceneIncompetence
* OutOfCharacterMoment
* StupidityInducingAttack
* LoveMakesYouDumb

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* ConflictBall
* BullyingADragon
* HollywoodTactics
* MuggingTheMonster
* FailedASpotCheck
* PingPongNaivete
* ThirdActStupidity
* CutsceneIncompetence
* OutOfCharacterMoment
* StupidityInducingAttack
* LoveMakesYouDumb
18th Jan '15 10:07:25 AM rjd1922
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Idiot Balls can also deflect a boring InvincibleHero, which is positive for an audience reaction. There is nothing like a "Why on earth did he do that?" to get the fans talking about the show after it's over. However, idiot balls can be ''[[BadWritingIndex really]]'' bad when it's caused by CharacterDerailment (or vice versa).

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Idiot Balls can also deflect a boring InvincibleHero, which is positive for an audience reaction. There is nothing like a "Why on earth did he do that?" to get the fans talking about the show after it's over. However, idiot balls Idiot Balls can be ''[[BadWritingIndex really]]'' bad when it's caused by CharacterDerailment (or vice versa).



** OutOfContextEavesDropping

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** OutOfContextEavesDroppingOutOfContextEavesdropping
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