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27th Jun '16 2:20:01 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* The fourth season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''[=SuperS=]'', has a new group of mysterious enemies show up to assault the people of Tokyo. All their monsters are circus themed, and at the same time, a gigantic, sinister-looking circus tent just shows up in the middle of town without explanation. It's bigger than any building in the city and sticks out like a sore thumb. The Sailor Senshi are among the first to notice it. And then they just go about their lives, refusing to put two and two together and often wondering aloud where all these new enemies could possibly be coming from. Averted in the manga where the Senshi are on to the Dead Moon Circus from almost the beginning of the Arc.
** 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.

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* The fourth season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Manga/SailorMoon'', ''[=SuperS=]'', has a new group of mysterious enemies show up to assault the people of Tokyo. All their monsters are circus themed, and at the same time, a gigantic, sinister-looking circus tent just shows up in the middle of town without explanation. It's bigger than any building in the city and sticks out like a sore thumb. The Sailor Senshi are among the first to notice it. And then they just go about their lives, refusing to put two and two together and often wondering aloud where all these new enemies could possibly be coming from. Averted in the manga where the Senshi are on to the Dead Moon Circus from almost the beginning of the Arc.
** 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.



-->'''Picard''': All right, I know exactly where I want to go. To the mountaintop on Veridian 3 just before Soren destroyed the star.
-->'''Critic''': What? Why there?? Why don't you go to when you first picked him up or when you decided to go out there in the first place? F**k, why don't you go back and save your brother's FAMILY while you're at it?! What is this s**t about being put back in the moment you ''already'' know you lost in?! What are you, a moron?! Did everybody's brains just get beamed out of their heads?!
24th Jun '16 1:22:49 AM NNinja
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** Actually averted, despite fan suggestions. The series has time machines, numerous, available to school students if you ask really hard, but [[FanDumb despite the common fandom claim]], they are incapable of altering the past, and can only be used to create a StableTimeLoop. The author stepped in to put a further nail in this coffin in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' by making a point of having the case all the time-turners that are stored be destroyed, [[WordOfGod and said in an interview that those were all the time-turners]]. Of course, the question remains - what makes anyone think that the only time-travel equipment in existence is in the possession of the Ministry of Magic of Great Britain, that no-one else could ever possibly make more time-travel devices, and that no-one would ever want to '''not''' make more time-travel devices? Apparently, someone thought that it was worth the bother the first time...
*** That is not truly an aversion since while that prevents one from changing the past, stable time loops are still quite useful. For example being in two places at once, deciding ahead of time to go back in time so as to get help from your future self, etc. Though that may be more a case of ForgottenPhlebotinum that JustEatGilligan.
20th Jun '16 1:12:40 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** Played straight in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga''; After Mario and Luigi put the Beanstar back together, they get a message from Bowletta (Bowser possesed by Cackletta), where they want Mario and Luigi to hand the Beanstar over to them at Joke's End in exchange for Princess Peach's freedom. After the message is done, Prince Peasly proposes to use a fake replica of the Beanstar to give to the baddies to trick them without giving up the real deal. Mario and Luigi could've left the real Beanstar at Beanbean Castle for safekeeping, where it belongs, and take ONLY the fake one in the event of the villains see through the trick. But nooo! They bring both the fake Beanstar AND the real Beanstar to Joke's End. Unfortunately, Fawful sees through the trick and knocks out Luigi when he shows the fake Beanstar, and steals the real one from him. Mario then ends up having to resort to dressing Luigi in drag as Peach to trick Bowletta into believing Princess Peach herself was an imposter while Luigi himself is kidnapped in her place.
20th Jun '16 1:07:52 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** A villainous example occurs in the latest ''Star Wars'' episode, ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. Phasma gets caught by Finn, Han and Chewie at Starkiller Base, in an effort to lower the shields around the planet, so that the Resistance X-Wings can fly in, and destroy it. As the movie's ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' parody pointed out, she could've pulled off an ISurrenderSuckers moment and not lower the shields at all, and instead alert Starkiller Base to the presence of the intruders, thus preventing the dropping of the shields and ensuring the First Order's victory since the X-Wings wouldn't be able to fly into the planet and take it out.
15th Jun '16 11:41:51 AM Anicomicgeek
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* A lot of the problems in Griffin Rock ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' can be traced back to two people: news reporter Huxley Prescott and Mayor Luskey. The severity of some of their screw-ups is enough grounds to impeach/recall/vote out the latter and hull the both of them up on charges--yet no one ever do so, despite one of the heroes being the chief of police.

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* A lot of the problems in Griffin Rock ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' can be traced back to two people: news reporter Huxley Prescott and Mayor H.B. Luskey. The severity of some of their screw-ups is enough grounds to impeach/recall/vote out the latter and hull the both of them up on charges--yet no one ever do so, despite one of the heroes being the chief of police. [[spoiler: In season 4, the citizens of Griffin Rock learns the truth about the Rescue Bots and Chase decides to run and actually wins when he goes up against Luskey--only for [[ByTheBookCop Chase's]] [[RulesLawyer personality]] [[TheSpock quriks]] to screw things up, leading Chase to resigning and Luskey to once again be the mayor.]]
27th May '16 8:32:39 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* 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.

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* Named 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.



** The backstory between Gilligan and The Skipper is that 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.

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** The backstory between Gilligan and The Skipper is that [[IOweYouMyLife Gilligan saved The Skipper's life 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.
24th May '16 5:55:49 PM easytorememberhandle
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** [[WordOfSaintPaul Pablo Hidalgo]], whose job it basically was to explain away stuff like this, stated that the gunship's lasers were strictly air-to-surface, and flying high enough to target Dooku with them would make them easy targets for the enemy's heavy fire. A word of this in the film would have been nice, however.
20th May '16 12:32:09 PM Psi001
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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatam'':
** The Freedom Fighters constantly take Antoine along with them missions. Compared to powerhouses such as Bunnie or Dulcy who are only nominally used, Antoine is TheLoad and often screws up missions via his clumsiness. The glaring aspect of this is that it is implied to be Sally, TheStraightMan of the group, that insists on bringing Antoine along, compared to Sonic who loathes Antoine and [[JerkassHasAPoint often lampshades his incompetence.]]
** Much like other interpretations, Sonic never takes the opportunity to destroy or capture Robotnik after his defeat. It's more glaring in this series however, since the whole goal for the heroes is to actually overthrow him. At one point Sonic even handily invades his lair and gives him a CurbstompBattle solely as a distraction, despite it being an ideal opportunity to take him in. Ironically Antoine actually ''did'' try to capture Robotnik once, though obviously was outmatched.
20th May '16 12:22:40 PM Psi001
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** Team Rocket is best known for trying to steal Pikachu, but they just as often try to steal Pokémon from other people or places. If they simply waited for Ash and his friends to leave whoever they wanted to rob they could do so unhindered. Furthermore, Pokémon they want to steal are often wild or unowned, meaning that instead of using complicated traps and plans to steal them they could simply capture them in Poké Balls and Ash and his friends wouldn't be able to do anything about it.

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** Team Rocket is best known for trying to steal Pikachu, but they just as often try to steal Pokémon from other people or places. If they simply waited for Ash and his friends to leave whoever they wanted to rob they could do so unhindered. Furthermore, Pokémon they want to steal are often wild or unowned, meaning that instead of using complicated traps and plans to steal them they could simply capture them in Poké Balls and Ash and his friends wouldn't be able to do anything about it. The show even enjoys poking fun of this; most of Jessie and James' legitimate captures are hilariously effortless.
18th May '16 6:08:48 PM INH5
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* ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwrkR3PELJ8 referencing a deleted scene in the Norton film]], has Bruce say that he's tried to eliminate the Hulk by killing ''himself''. Unfortunately, it hasn't worked, Hulk won't let him. Part of the problem in that film is that the military is trying to ''capture'' Bruce. Even when hitting him with tank fire in the Ang Lee film, they could barely slow him down. And even without the military's intervention, Bruce often Hulks out anyway.
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