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14th May '17 12:34:11 PM digiman619
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** Season Five established a) [[BigBad Glory]] can't leave this dimention without [[MacGuffin The Key]]. b) The key has been incarnated as Dawn, written into the timeline as Buffy's sister, c) Glory is much stronger that Buffy, and will stop at nothing to get The Key, d) Willow has the ability to send living beings to other dimensions (though admittedly her ability to choose a specific dimension is in question), and e) Buffy knows she can't take Glory head-on, so she chooses to run, presumedly for the rest of their lives. The idea that Willow could have just sent Dawn (and probably Buffy in order to protect her) to another dimension and thus trap Glory here forever is never brought up.

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** Season Five established a) [[BigBad Glory]] can't leave this dimention without [[MacGuffin The Key]]. b) The key has been incarnated as Dawn, written into the timeline as Buffy's sister, c) Glory is much stronger that Buffy, and will stop at nothing to get The Key, d) Willow has the ability to send living beings to other dimensions (though admittedly her ability to choose a specific dimension is in question), and e) Buffy knows she can't take Glory head-on, so she chooses to take Dawn and run, presumedly for the rest of their lives. The idea that Willow could have just sent Dawn (and probably Buffy in order to protect her) to another dimension and thus trap Glory here forever is never brought up.
14th May '17 10:07:37 AM digiman619
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** Similarly, the fragments of [[MacGuffun the Shikon Jewel]] are seriously bad news, as they act as [[PowerAmplifier power ups]] for the various yokai that find them, and they collect them to keep them from falling into the wrong hands. While initially Inu-Yasha wanted to use the crystal to become a full yokai, he abandons that plan partway throgh the series, thanks to the works of Miroku, who has the StroyBreakerPower of the Wind tunnel, a hole in his palm that can suck in practically anything. While the [[BigBad Naraku]] always has a way to stop him from using it in battle, there's nothing stopping him from sucking up a least one fragment of the crystal during the group's downtime, thus keeping them from falling into the wrong hands,
14th May '17 9:10:14 AM digiman619
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** Season Five established a) [[BigBad Glory]] can't leave this dimention without [[MacGuffin The Key]]. b) The key has been incarnated as Dawn, written into the timeline as Buffy's sister, c) Glory is much stronger that Buffy, and will stop at nothing to get The Key, d) Willow has the ability to send living beings to other dimensions (though admittedly her ability to choose a specific dimension is in question), and e) Buffy knows she can't take Glory head-on, so she chooses to run, presumedly for the rest of their lives. The idea that Willow could have just sent Dawn (and probably Buffy in order to protect her) to another dimension and thus trap Glory here forever is never brought up.
14th May '17 2:08:30 AM digiman619
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*** It might also be a ContinuityNod, as, in the comics, the remains of Brainiac are what are used to create Brainiac 5, a hero in the 31st century.
9th May '17 6:22:30 PM smalltime
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* In ''[[Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle George of the Jungle 2]]'', the scheme of Ursula's ex Lyle and her mother to hypnotize her into thinking she's married to Lyle falls apart partly because they don't think of hypnotizing George Jr. too or leaving him with George. Additionally, it doesn't cross Junior's mind to tell his mother truth until near the end.
2nd May '17 10:10:21 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has a ''very'' cruel subversion. Kilgrave can force anyone to do his will except Jessica who is rendered immune after he controls her in a traumatizing event. This means Jessica could simply kill him rather easily at any point in the series putting an end to his powers. The reason she doesn't is his control forced Hope Schlottman, a college student abducted by him, to murder her parents, and Jessica is quite intent on proving her innocence which she believes can't be done with a dead Kilgrave, despite the body count he racks up killing others throughout the series. In the end [[spoiler:Hope ends up killing herself in a bit of a HeroicSacrifice specifically so that Jessica no longer has any reason not to kill Kilgrave after seeing all the suffering he causes.]]
* El Chavo is like the Gilligan of Latin America[[note]] well except for the original Gilligan that was very popular in Latin America[[/note]]. Most of the problems caused in almost every episode of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' could be avoided if the eponymous Chavo didn't screw something up with Don Ramon and Señor Barriga as the most common victims of Chavo’s thoughtlessness. Worst thing is that Chavo is allowed to live free in Vecindad just because of Señor Barriga’s kindness.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' has a ''very'' cruel subversion. Kilgrave can force anyone to do his will except Jessica who is rendered immune after he controls her in a traumatizing event. This means Jessica could simply kill him rather easily at any point in the series putting an end to his powers. The reason she doesn't is his control forced Hope Schlottman, a college student abducted by him, to murder her parents, and Jessica is quite intent on proving her innocence which she believes can't be done with a dead Kilgrave, despite the body count he racks up killing others throughout the series. In the end [[spoiler:Hope ends up killing herself in a bit of a HeroicSacrifice specifically so that Jessica no longer has any reason not to kill Kilgrave after seeing all the suffering he causes.]]
* El Chavo is like the Gilligan of Latin America[[note]] well except for the original Gilligan that was very popular in Latin America[[/note]].
Most of the problems caused in almost every episode of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' could be avoided if the eponymous Chavo didn't screw something up with Don Ramon and Señor Barriga as the most common victims of Chavo’s thoughtlessness. Worst thing is that Chavo is allowed to live free in Vecindad just because of Señor Barriga’s kindness.
2nd May '17 10:08:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The TropeNamer:
** It is named after what is likely the most {{egregious}} example: the title character from ''Series/GilligansIsland'', whose bungling so often sabotaged the rest of the cast's attempts to get back to civilization, that one has to wonder why they simply didn't [[ImAHumanitarian eat him]] -- ''or'' at least [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident arrange for some sort of "accident" to happen to him]]. Or if they didn't want to be killers, they could've just locked him up until they got off the island (which would likely only take a week), then send someone back for him afterwards. Or they simply could have given Gilligan a less critical role in the plan.
** {{Lampshaded}} on an episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', when Red, watching ''Gilligan's Island'', wonders why the rest of the cast doesn't just kill Gilligan.
** Jackie wondered the same thing, only she thought the most appropriate victim would be killing "the fat one for food." Her thinking might have been that a fat man like the Skipper would provide the most meat (though the "fat=ugly" aspect of the equation may be relevant), and she certainly has a history of tolerating idiots who are as useless as Gilligan...
** Rebecca's father on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' made the same point:
--->"As a man who has thirty years of naval experience, I can say with all confidence that if that crew got together and shot Gilligan, they'd have been off that island in a week. Problem solved."
** Evidence from the show itself actually helps Gilligan's case. [[http://captaincomics.ning.com/forum/topics/the-baron-watches-gilligans?id=3370054%3ATopic%3A27071&page=29#comments Statistically speaking]], out of 98 episodes, only 37 involved a direct possibility of escaping the island. Of those 37, only 17 potential rescues were foiled as a result of Gilligan's actions. Admittedly, that's still a lot of rescues for one man to screw up, but the series also has a large number of episodes where Gilligan's actions ''save'' everybody -- from death, enslavement, imprisonment, etc.
** The backstory between Gilligan and The Skipper is that [[IOweYouMyLife Gilligan saved The Skipper's life]] by pulling him away from a loose depth charge. This sets up an even more interesting paradox: Gilligan saved the Skipper, and as a result they teamed up to eventually strand themselves and five other people on an island. If Gilligan just let him die, there would have been no series at all.
** Alternate question: if the professor is [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist such a genius on every subject]], how come he doesn't know how to build a new boat? Russell Johnson's (the actor who played TheProfessor) stock answer: If you were a mega Science Geek trapped on an island with two beautiful girls... would YOU be quick to get rescued?
** Third question: if the Minnow had, as passengers, one of the world's richest men, and one of Hollywood's favorite actresses, why weren't there more exhaustive rescue attempts? Considering how many people managed to stumble onto the island, it couldn't have been all ''that'' far from the mainland, and since the boat was still in one piece, even if it wasn't sea-worthy, it should have been visible from a low-flying plane ''specifically searching for it.'' It was probably really all Thurston Howell's fault. Someone had plotted to eliminate him, and when he wasn't killed in the shipwreck, then to keep him on the island, in order to have control of his money. Either his nearest relative, or estate trustee probably knew where he was the whole time. Note that there was an episode dealing with Howell's [[{{Doppelganger}} impostor]], who indeed took over all of the real Howell's empire.
** Whatever the statistics - you only need one successful attempt to get away.

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* The TropeNamer:
** It is named after what is likely the most {{egregious}} example: the
title character from ''Series/GilligansIsland'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'' is the TropeNamer, whose bungling so often sabotaged the rest of the cast's attempts to get back to civilization, that one has to wonder why they simply didn't [[ImAHumanitarian eat him]] -- ''or'' at least [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident arrange for some sort of "accident" to happen to him]]. Or if they didn't want to be killers, they could've just locked him up until they got off the island (which would likely only take a week), then send someone back for him afterwards. Or they simply could have given Gilligan a less critical role in the plan. \n** {{Lampshaded}} on an episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', when Red, watching ''Gilligan's Island'', wonders why the rest of the cast doesn't just kill Gilligan.\n** Jackie wondered the same thing, only she thought the most appropriate victim would be killing "the fat one for food." Her thinking might have been that a fat man like the Skipper would provide the most meat (though the "fat=ugly" aspect of the equation may be relevant), and she certainly has a history of tolerating idiots who are as useless as Gilligan...\n** Rebecca's father on ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' made the same point:\n--->"As a man who has thirty years of naval experience, I can say with all confidence that if that crew got together and shot Gilligan, they'd have been off that island in a week. Problem solved."\n** Evidence from the show itself actually helps Gilligan's case. [[http://captaincomics.ning.com/forum/topics/the-baron-watches-gilligans?id=3370054%3ATopic%3A27071&page=29#comments Statistically speaking]], out of 98 episodes, only 37 involved a direct possibility of escaping the island. Of those 37, only 17 potential rescues were foiled as a result of Gilligan's actions. Admittedly, that's still a lot of rescues for one man to screw up, but the series also has a large number of episodes where Gilligan's actions ''save'' everybody -- from death, enslavement, imprisonment, etc.
** The backstory between Gilligan and The Skipper is that [[IOweYouMyLife Gilligan saved The Skipper's life]] by pulling him away from a loose depth charge. This sets up an even more interesting paradox: Gilligan saved the Skipper, and as a result they teamed up to eventually strand themselves and five other people on an island. If Gilligan just let him die, there would have been no series at all.
** Alternate question: if the professor is [[OmnidisciplinaryScientist such a genius on every subject]], how come he doesn't know how to build a new boat? Russell Johnson's (the actor who played TheProfessor) stock answer: If you were a mega Science Geek trapped on an island with two beautiful girls... would YOU be quick to get rescued?
** Third question: if the Minnow had, as passengers, one of the world's richest men, and one of Hollywood's favorite actresses, why weren't there more exhaustive rescue attempts? Considering how many people managed to stumble onto the island, it couldn't have been all ''that'' far from the mainland, and since the boat was still in one piece, even if it wasn't sea-worthy, it should have been visible from a low-flying plane ''specifically searching for it.'' It was probably really all Thurston Howell's fault. Someone had plotted to eliminate him, and when he wasn't killed in the shipwreck, then to keep him on the island, in order to have control of his money. Either his nearest relative, or estate trustee probably knew where he was the whole time. Note that there was an episode dealing with Howell's [[{{Doppelganger}} impostor]], who indeed took over all of the real Howell's empire.
** Whatever the statistics - you only need one successful attempt to get away.
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1st May '17 9:06:57 PM DPsycho
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** In the second season, ''R'', because of the recent attacks by the Makai Tree Aliens, Luna ends up having to restore the memories of Usagi and the other Inner Guardians to combat this new threat. When it comes to trying to restore the memories of Mamorou (aka Tuxedo Mask), however, Luna never thinks of doing the same thing to him. Even if it wasn't possible due to Mamorou originally being from the Earth Kingdom instead of the Moon Kingdom in Usagi's previous life as Princess Serenity, it could've been worth a try at least.

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** In the second season, ''R'', because of the recent attacks by the Makai Tree Aliens, Luna ends up having to restore the memories of Usagi and the other Inner Guardians to combat this new threat. When it comes to trying to restore the memories of Mamorou Mamoru (aka Tuxedo Mask), however, Luna never thinks of doing the same thing to him. Even if it wasn't possible due to Mamorou Mamoru originally being from the Earth Kingdom instead of the Moon Kingdom in Usagi's previous life as Princess Serenity, it could've been worth a try at least.
1st May '17 9:05:20 PM DPsycho
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** Again in episode 7-8 of ''GT''. A monster named Zoonama threatens to destroy a village with earthquakes unless they give him a bride (it later turns out that Zoonama was only bluffing and doesn't actually have the power to cause earthquakes). For some reason the Z Fighters thought it was best to dress Trunks as a women, get Zoonama to marry him, then cut off Zoonama's earthquake-causing whiskers while he was asleep during their honeymoon. At no point do the Z Fighters consider just beating Zoonama up and tearing his whiskers off, or flat out killing him with a ki blast, or at very least attempting a sneak attack.

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** Again in episode 7-8 of ''GT''. A monster named Zoonama threatens to destroy a village with earthquakes unless they give him a bride (it later turns out that Zoonama was only bluffing and doesn't actually have the power to cause earthquakes). For some reason the Z Fighters thought it was best to dress Trunks as a women, woman, get Zoonama to marry him, then cut off Zoonama's earthquake-causing whiskers while he was asleep during their honeymoon. At no point do the Z Fighters consider just beating up Zoonama up and tearing off his whiskers off, whiskers, or flat out killing him with a ki blast, or at very least attempting a sneak attack.
1st May '17 8:58:59 PM DPsycho
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* {{Inverted}} in ''Manga/SoulHunter''. Taikobo decides the best course of action in one of the first chapters is to take the fight directly to Dakki. Just find a way in the palace and catch her when he guard is down, get the happy ending. The problem is that Dakki is savvy and also a {{manipulative bastard}}. She knows Taikobo's every move before he makes it and nearly kills him in a pit of snakes.

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* {{Inverted}} in ''Manga/SoulHunter''. Taikobo decides the best course of action in one of the first chapters is to take the fight directly to Dakki. Just find a way in the palace and catch her when he her guard is down, get the happy ending. The problem is that Dakki is savvy and also a {{manipulative bastard}}. She knows Taikobo's every move before he makes it and nearly kills him in a pit of snakes.
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