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20th Feb '18 5:00:05 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter Griffin Should not be able to ''survive'', much less thrive. The show occasionally lampshades this. At the end of "Tale of a Third-Grade Nothing", Peter actually goes to jail for blowing up a hospital earlier on. Naturally, he gets released just in time for next week's episode. Often combined with KarmaHoudini due to Peter's frequent high-scale {{Jerkass}} tendencies, though it is sometimes hard to define which trope he plays on occasion (being a PsychopathicManchild has that way). Peter [[ExploitedTrope exploits this trope]] in "Petarded". After being declared "mentally retarded", Peter proceeds to do whatever he feels like because no-one will press charges against someone with a mental disability. This ends up biting him the ass when he hospitalizes Lois during one of his stunts and Child Services takes his kids away, since they don't have a guardian who's mentally fit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Peter Griffin Should should not be able to ''survive'', much less thrive. The show occasionally lampshades this. At the end of "Tale of a Third-Grade Nothing", Peter actually goes to jail for blowing up a hospital earlier on. Naturally, he gets released just in time for next week's episode. Often combined with KarmaHoudini due to Peter's frequent high-scale {{Jerkass}} tendencies, though it is sometimes hard to define which trope he plays on occasion (being a PsychopathicManchild has that way). Peter [[ExploitedTrope exploits this trope]] in "Petarded". After being declared "mentally retarded", Peter proceeds to do whatever he feels like because no-one will press charges against someone with a mental disability. This ends up biting him the ass when he hospitalizes Lois during one of his stunts and Child Services takes his kids away, since they don't have a guardian who's mentally fit.
20th Jan '18 8:28:10 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': The fat Majin Buu killed thousands of innocent people just for fun, both before and after turning on Babidi, but is forgiven for his actions and allowed to live because [[ObliviouslyEvil he didn't understand that what he was doing was wrong]].

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': The fat Majin Buu killed thousands of innocent people just for fun, both before and after [[EvilIsNotAToy turning on Babidi, on]] [[EvilSorcerer Babidi]], but is forgiven for his actions and allowed to live because [[ObliviouslyEvil he didn't understand that what he was doing was wrong]].wrong]]. That being said, he ''does'' reap what he sows in other ways; being the weakest and least skilled Buu form, he gets his butt kicked mercilessly by his [[EnemyWithout evil counterparts]]. He gets turned into chocolate and eaten by Evil Buu, exactly what he did to many of his victims, and later he is overwhelmed and beaten to near death by Kid Buu, again just like he did to his victims.
5th Jan '18 1:31:43 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'': The fat Majin Buu killed thousands of innocent people just for fun, both before and after turning on Babidi, but is forgiven for his actions and allowed to live because [[ObliviouslyEvil he didn't understand that what he was doing was wrong]].
25th Sep '17 10:49:00 AM TrendingToon1
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* Wander of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. For example, in "The Pet," he attempts to train an alien monster that is heavily implied to have killed someone in the past, and it just barely fails to kill Wander too. Furthermore, Sylvia tries to get rid of the monster by activating self-destruct on the ship they're all on, and Wander doesn't try to evacuate (or even seem to notice) until Sylvia rescues him.

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* Wander of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder''. For example, in "The Pet," he attempts to train an alien monster that is heavily implied to have killed someone in the past, and it just barely fails to kill Wander too. Furthermore, Sylvia tries to get rid of the monster by activating self-destruct on the ship they're all on, on (when she thinks the monster devoured Wander when it was actually a teddy bear Wander gave him), and Wander doesn't try to evacuate (or even seem to notice) until Sylvia rescues him.
16th Sep '17 1:42:36 PM BURGINABC
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Overlaps significantly with BornLucky and TheFool. The character who provokes MinorInsultMeltdown is usually also this as other characters scold the meltdowner rather than the provocateur. Frequently a side effect of playing TooDumbToLive for laughs in a series where StatusQuoIsGod. Compare and contrast KarmaHoudini.

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Overlaps significantly with BornLucky and TheFool. The character who provokes MinorInsultMeltdown is usually also this as other characters scold the meltdowner rather than the provocateur. Frequently a side effect of playing TooDumbToLive for laughs in a series Contrast TooDumbToLive, where StatusQuoIsGod. a character does not escape the consequences of their stupidity, but instead pays the ultimate price. Compare and contrast KarmaHoudini.
KarmaHoudini, where the lack of consequences is for immorality rather than stupidity.
10th Sep '17 11:17:26 PM TommyTiger
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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', we have Heihei the rooster. Dear god, ''Heihei the rooster.'' There are several points throughout the film where he should've drowned, but he doesn't. It helps that the ocean [[GeniusLoci likes the protagonist.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Moana}}'', we have Heihei the rooster. Dear god, ''Heihei the rooster.'' There are several points throughout the film where he should've drowned, but he doesn't. It helps that the ocean [[GeniusLoci likes the protagonist.]]
15th Aug '17 9:31:11 PM TommyTiger
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** Particularly bad in an early episode where all Cat wants to do is watch a TV event at home that he paid for (the most jerky thing he did was not let a housemate watch too). Dog physically forces him to stay by a fire hydrant because another dog marked it. The end result is not only Cat missing his TV event, but ''his house and everything he owns in the world'' being burned to the ground leaving him only to laugh insanely that his life couldn't possibly get any worse. Oh and to hammer Dog's side in even more, when their house is burning down and Cat calls the fire department, Dog refuses to let them use it to save their house, even when Cat begs him in tears that if he values Cat in any way he'll let them use the hydrant. He doesn't. The episode ends with Cat laughing in insanity and Dog laughing along, not actually knowing what's going on.

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** Particularly bad in an early episode where all Cat wants to do is watch a TV event at home that he paid for (the most jerky thing he did was not let a housemate watch too). Dog physically forces him to stay by a fire hydrant because another dog marked it. The end result is not only Cat missing his TV event, but ''his house and everything he owns in the world'' being burned to the ground leaving him only to laugh insanely that his life couldn't possibly get any worse. Oh and Then, to hammer Dog's side in even more, when their house is burning down and Cat calls the fire department, Dog refuses to let them use it to save their house, even when Cat begs him in tears that if he values Cat in any way he'll let them use the hydrant. He doesn't. The episode ends with Cat laughing in insanity and Dog laughing along, not actually knowing what's going on.
13th Jul '17 12:54:03 PM ironballs16
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** And even the ocean ''itself'' gets fed up with him, stuffing him in a NestingDoll setup before cramming all of it into the cargo area of the ship.

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** And even the ocean ''itself'' gets fed up with him, [[TooDumbToLive his stupidity]], stuffing him in a NestingDoll setup MatryoshkaObject before cramming all of it into the cargo area of the ship.
13th Jul '17 12:52:36 PM ironballs16
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** And even the ocean ''itself'' gets fed up with him, stuffing him in a NestingDoll setup before cramming all of it into the cargo area of the ship.
22nd May '17 2:25:03 PM smalltime
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* The entire premise of ''Grizzy & the Lemmings'' revolves around intellectually challenged lemmings ruining a bear's day when he's just minding his own business.

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* The entire premise of ''Grizzy & the Lemmings'' revolves around intellectually challenged lemmings ruining a bear's day when he's just minding his own business.business and often getting away with it.
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