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13th Oct '17 10:48:58 AM Nintendoman01
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* Bubbles in the "Bubblevicious" episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. She managed to make a litterbug hit the ground before the gum wrapper he tossed, and punch's a guy black and blue for stepping on a single blade of grass. She rampaged her do-good behavior throughout Townsville and her crusade got her captured by Mojo Jojo. In another episode, the Mayor uses a hot-air balloon and a spring-loaded boxing glove to take the law into his own hands. He goes mad with power in less than a minute.
* Darwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' falls into this trope frequently. In "The Internet", even though they were both aware that ''The Internet itself'' hacked into the traffic lights and was trying to kill them, [[TooDumbToLive Darwin stood in place and scolded Gumball like a child for running across the road.]] [[strike: Unfortunately]] Miraculously, [[PlotArmor Darwin was not hit by a single car during this entire tirade.]]

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* Bubbles in the "Bubblevicious" episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. She managed to make a litterbug hit the ground before the gum wrapper he tossed, and punch's punches a guy black and blue for stepping on a single blade of grass. She rampaged her do-good behavior throughout Townsville and her crusade got her captured by Mojo Jojo. In another episode, the Mayor uses a hot-air balloon and a spring-loaded boxing glove to take the law into his own hands. He goes mad with power in less than a minute.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
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Darwin from ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' falls into this trope frequently. In "The Internet", even though they were both aware that ''The Internet itself'' hacked into the traffic lights and was trying to kill them, [[TooDumbToLive Darwin stood in place and scolded Gumball like a child for running across the road.]] [[strike: Unfortunately]] Miraculously, [[PlotArmor Darwin was not hit by a single car during this entire tirade.]]]]
** In "The Loophole," Bobert, due to being LiteralMinded, quickly descended into this when Gumball and Darwin order him to uphold the law, choosing to uphold ''very'' ridiculous laws by burning off Miss Simian's hair with a laser ("According to the law in New Mexico, females are forbidden to appear unshaven in public."), threatening an old man simply eating soup with an ArmCannon ("According to the law in New Jersey, it is illegal to slurp your soup."), continuing to do so when said old man screams in fear ("In North Carolina, it is illegal to sing off-key."), ripping off a security guard's beard ("In Massachusetts, goatees are illegal without a license."), and blowing up Billy's lollipop ("Lollipops are also banned.") When Gumball tries to stop him, Bobert tries to shoot him for "obstruction of justice," only to miss and blow up the roof, at which point Bobert starts shooting ''himself'' for destroying public property.
22nd Sep '17 8:12:14 AM jaydude1992
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** Played straight with the Blades in ''Skyrim'' however, who will insist that you [[spoiler: kill Paarthurnaxx]] for his crimes in the Dragon War and stop helping you if you refuse to do so, on the basis that giving you their aid would violate their oaths as Blades. All this despite the Dragon War taking place thousands of years ago, [[spoiler: Paarthurnaxx]] helping win it for humanity, and living peacefully and giving them no trouble ever since. To say nothing of the fact that the Blades can't exactly afford to alienate allies given how they were almost wiped out by the Thalmor not too long ago.
14th Sep '17 7:57:19 PM AndyLA
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0282.html In this strip]], Celia the sylph pretty clearly delineates the difference between Lawful Stupid and LawfulGood.

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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0282.html In this strip]], Celia the sylph pretty clearly delineates the difference between Lawful Stupid and LawfulGood.LawfulGood (warning: [[WallOfText really long text]]).
26th Aug '17 9:05:53 AM ironballs16
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'''League!Batman''': Mom and dad. They'd be ''so'' [[SarcasmMode proud of you]].\\

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'''League!Batman''': [[DeathByOriginStory Mom and dad. Dad]]. They'd be ''so'' [[SarcasmMode [[DisappointedInYou proud of you]].\\
26th Aug '17 9:04:00 AM ironballs16
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-->'''League!Batman''': They'd love it here, don't you think?\\
'''Lord!Batman''': Who?\\
'''League!Batman''': Mom and dad. They'd be ''so'' [[SarcasmMode proud of you]].\\
'''Lord!Batman''': ...[[TranquilFury just drive]].
25th Aug '17 12:27:56 PM CosmicFerret
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* Solar and Lunar {{Exalted}} have character flaws built into the game system, meaning that for the highest Virtue there's an added Virtue flaw. The very idea of the mechanic is that at worst, especially Solars may succumb to the pitfalls of being called "Lawgivers." And then there's She Who Lives In Her Name who practically ''enforces'' this trope.

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* Solar and Lunar {{Exalted}} TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} have character flaws built into the game system, meaning that for the highest Virtue there's an added Virtue flaw. The very idea of the mechanic is that at worst, especially Solars may succumb to the pitfalls of being called "Lawgivers." And then there's She Who Lives In Her Name who practically ''enforces'' this trope.
19th Aug '17 11:24:28 AM rufusluciusivan
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** Beatrix and Steiner from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' are supposed to be Lawful Good, but instead come off as Lawful Stupid. Beatrix helps TheEmpire destroy two cities, and massively damage a third simply because the evil nutcase [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Brahne]] ordered it. Steiner wants to return the RebelliousPrincess who wants to escape said evil nutcase, and not only doesn't notice that the Queen has become an evil nutcase, he stubbornly attempts to return Garnet to Alexandria even though Garnet says '''repeatedly''' that she intended to leave and cooperated fully with her "kidnappers." He also blames LoveableRogue Zidane for every bad thing that happens, even though Zidane was hired by Garnet's foster uncle -- because Queen Brahne was turning into an evil nutcase. It's only after the Queen attempts to kill Garnet that both of them finally admit that the Queen has gone off the deep end.

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** Beatrix and Steiner from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' are supposed to be Lawful Good, but instead come off as Lawful Stupid. Beatrix helps TheEmpire destroy two cities, and massively damage a third cities simply because the evil nutcase [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Brahne]] ordered it. Steiner wants to return the RebelliousPrincess who wants to escape said evil nutcase, and not only doesn't notice that the Queen has become an evil nutcase, he stubbornly attempts to return Garnet to Alexandria even though Garnet says '''repeatedly''' that she intended to leave and cooperated fully with her "kidnappers." He also blames LoveableRogue Zidane for every bad thing that happens, even though Zidane was hired by Garnet's foster uncle -- because Queen Brahne was turning into an evil nutcase. It's only after the Queen attempts to kill Garnet that both of them finally admit that the Queen has gone off the deep end.
17th Aug '17 9:32:41 AM otemple700
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* The 3rd-year Pandoras in ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' after Satellizer unleashes a brutal CurbStompBattle on one of their peers. They try to justify their persecution of her in that the Pandoras are humanity's best line of defense against the monstrous, alien Novas, and that in battle, unit cohesion and the chain of command have to be maintained. What makes this truly stupid, though, is that none of them seem to care that the 3rd-year that Satellizer beat up had forcefully disrobed her and taken pictures of it, and was ready to have her male assistants ''rape'' Satellizer.

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* The 3rd-year Pandoras in ''Manga/{{Freezing}}'' after Satellizer unleashes a brutal CurbStompBattle on one of their peers. They try to justify their persecution of her in that the Pandoras are humanity's best line of defense against the monstrous, alien Novas, and that in battle, unit cohesion and the chain of command have to be maintained. What makes this truly stupid, though, is that none of them seem to care that the 3rd-year that Satellizer beat up had forcefully disrobed her and taken pictures of it, and was ready to have her male assistants ''rape'' Satellizer. And then it turns out that all Pandoras are expected to act LawfulStupid by the government and anyone who acts out of line would be horrifically punished. [[spoiler:Just ask Elizabeth.]]
6th Aug '17 8:48:19 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Woe be to the fellow party member who fails to live up to their obsessive-compulsive standards. If the thief [[JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife so much as jaywalks]], Mr. Lawful Stupid will insist on turning him in to the "proper authorities" (regardless of what alignment said authorities are), or [[DisproportionateRetribution even execute him on the spot]]. Then he'll berate the other members of his party for "condoning" the thief's behavior, and may turn on them as well. This makes this guy highly irritating as well as stupid for turning in his only allies. For newbie [=DMs=], the best solution is usually [[TapOnTheHead a blunt force object applied to the head of the offending character -- if not the player]].

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Woe be to the fellow party member who fails to live up to their obsessive-compulsive standards. If the thief [[JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife so much as jaywalks]], Mr. Lawful Stupid will insist on turning him in to the "proper authorities" (regardless of what alignment said authorities are), or [[DisproportionateRetribution even execute him on the spot]]. Then he'll berate the other members of his party for "condoning" the thief's behavior, and may turn on them as well. This makes this guy highly irritating as well as stupid for turning in his only allies. For newbie [=DMs=], the best solution is usually [[TapOnTheHead a blunt force object applied to the head of the offending character -- if not the player]].
30th Jul '17 5:43:02 PM Vir
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* On the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Quantum Boogaloo," O.W.C.A. can't do anything to fight Doofensmirtz because they all swore an oath to obey him.

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Quantum "Phineas & Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo," O.W.C.A. can't do anything to fight Doofensmirtz Doofenshmirtz because they all swore an oath to obey him.
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