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8th Dec '17 2:08:19 AM Shadowgazer
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This trope is TheKlutz taken [[UpToEleven to its logical]] - and much darker - [[UpToEleven conclusion]], so it could be called a DeconstructedTrope. But unlike most, it's PlayedForLaughs far more often than for drama. It's very close to LethallyStupid, though in that case, the problems are caused by the character's general idiocy, and not always specifically by his clumsiness.

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This trope is TheKlutz taken [[UpToEleven to its logical]] - and much darker - [[UpToEleven conclusion]], so it could be called a DeconstructedTrope. But unlike most, it's PlayedForLaughs [[BlackComedy far more often often]] than for drama. It's very close to LethallyStupid, though in that case, the problems are caused by the character's general idiocy, and not always specifically by his clumsiness.



* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Fethry Duck]] does sometime cause this kind of disasters. Not being an idiot, he does sometime take advantage of it, such as working in demolitions (that get much quicker and cheaper) or, as in the Italian story "Zio Paperone e l'Ultima Avventura" ("Uncle Scrooge's Last Adventure"), easy and large-scale sabotage.

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* [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Fethry Duck]] does sometime cause this kind of disasters. Not being an a ''total'' idiot, he does sometime take advantage of it, such as working in demolitions (that get much quicker and cheaper) or, as in the Italian story "Zio Paperone e l'Ultima Avventura" ("Uncle Scrooge's Last Adventure"), easy and large-scale sabotage.
8th Dec '17 2:07:17 AM Shadowgazer
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This trope is TheKlutz taken [[UpToEleven to its logical]] - and much darker - [[UpToEleven conclusion]], so it could be called a DeconstructedTrope. But unlike most, it's PlayedForLaughs far more often than for drama. It's very close to LethallyStupid, though in that case, the problems are caused by the character's idiocy, and not always his clumsiness.

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This trope is TheKlutz taken [[UpToEleven to its logical]] - and much darker - [[UpToEleven conclusion]], so it could be called a DeconstructedTrope. But unlike most, it's PlayedForLaughs far more often than for drama. It's very close to LethallyStupid, though in that case, the problems are caused by the character's general idiocy, and not always specifically by his clumsiness.
3rd Oct '17 9:09:19 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''StarWars: ThePhantomMenace'', Jar Jar Binks destroys quite a few combat droids accidently during the final battle for Naboo. In one scene he accidently unlatches the door to a stash of grenadelike devices, sending them into the enemy ranks; in another, his foot get caught in one droid, and trying to escape causes the droid's blaster to fire, taking out several droids, including a [[BossInMooksClothing Droideka]]. In the same battle, Anakin destroys the control ship by accidentally crashing into the bay and then accidentally firing at the reactor (which is somehow accessible from the docking bay).
** Jar-Jar's tendency for this continues in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. Clones assigned to him are convinced he's some kind of military genius, since he unfailingly [[TheFool stumbles into something]] to defeat the current villain's plan and often takes out most of their forces himself in the process.

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* In ''StarWars: ThePhantomMenace'', Jar Jar Binks destroys quite a few combat droids accidently accidentally during the final battle for Naboo. In one scene he accidently accidentally unlatches the door to a stash of grenadelike devices, sending them into the enemy ranks; in another, his foot get caught in one droid, and trying to escape causes the droid's blaster to fire, taking out several droids, including a [[BossInMooksClothing Droideka]]. In the same battle, Anakin destroys the control ship by accidentally crashing into the bay and then accidentally firing at the reactor (which is somehow accessible from the docking bay).
** Jar-Jar's Jar Jar's tendency for this continues in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. Clones assigned to him are convinced he's some kind of military genius, since he unfailingly [[TheFool stumbles into something]] to defeat the current villain's plan and often takes out most of their forces himself in the process.



* ''TheMrMenShow'' Miss Whoops, in whatever job she takes she causes major destruction with it, most of them involve her running things over with large vehicles.

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* ''TheMrMenShow'' Miss Whoops, in whatever job she takes she causes major destruction with it, it; most of them involve her running things over with large vehicles.
26th Jul '17 2:44:31 PM Shieldage
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** Given the genre, this may be how he interacts with the Force.
25th Apr '17 3:34:30 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Jar-Jar's tendency for this continues in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars''. Clones assigned to him are convinced he's some kind of military genius, since he unfailingly [[TheFool stumbles into something]] to defeat the current villain's plan and often takes out most of their forces himself in the process.
10th Apr '17 11:34:46 AM eroock
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* Cadet-then-Officer-then-Sergeant Douglas Fackler in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies might be the very embodiment of this trope, constantly causing bodily injury to anyone around him while him being completely oblivious to it. He is such an immense jinx that throwing an apple core outside his patrol car's window in the first movie causes a chain reaction that results in '''a city-wide riot'''.

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* Cadet-then-Officer-then-Sergeant Douglas Fackler in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies might be the very embodiment of this trope, constantly causing bodily injury to anyone around him while him being completely oblivious to it. He is such an immense jinx lethal klutz that throwing an apple core outside his patrol car's window in the first movie causes a chain reaction that results in '''a city-wide riot'''.
10th Apr '17 11:32:13 AM eroock
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It's the middle step between TheJinx and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds. IJustShotMarvinInTheFace is a SubTrope. SpannerInTheWorks, DoomMagnet, and WalkingDisasterArea are {{Sister Trope}}s. For laughs, may turn out to be GracefulInTheirElement.

Compare TheJinx who doesn't directly cause mayhem, somehow he manages to induce bad luck in those around him.

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It's See MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds for the middle step between extreme version of this trope. Compare TheJinx and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds.who doesn't directly cause mayhem, but somehow manages to induce bad luck in those around him. Also compare WalkingTechbane when a character is unintentionally destructive to technology. IJustShotMarvinInTheFace is a SubTrope. SpannerInTheWorks, DoomMagnet, and WalkingDisasterArea are {{Sister Trope}}s. For laughs, may turn out to be GracefulInTheirElement.

Compare TheJinx who doesn't directly cause mayhem, somehow he manages to induce bad luck in those around him.
GracefulInTheirElement.
10th Apr '17 11:27:09 AM eroock
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It's the middle step between TheJinx and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds. IJustShotMarvinInTheFace is a SubTrope. SpannerInTheWorks, DoomMagnet, and WalkingDisasterArea are {{Sister Trope}}s. For laughs, may turn out to be GracefulInTheirElement. See also TheJinx.

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It's the middle step between TheJinx and MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds. IJustShotMarvinInTheFace is a SubTrope. SpannerInTheWorks, DoomMagnet, and WalkingDisasterArea are {{Sister Trope}}s. For laughs, may turn out to be GracefulInTheirElement. See also TheJinx.\n

Compare TheJinx who doesn't directly cause mayhem, somehow he manages to induce bad luck in those around him.
9th Apr '17 6:20:16 PM eroock
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** Chiri [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKlZTBe-NT0 tried]] to be a normal klutz, but ended up this.

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** Chiri [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKlZTBe-NT0 tried]] tried to be a normal klutz, but ended up this.
9th Apr '17 6:19:19 PM eroock
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[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Cadet-then-Officer-then-Sergeant Douglas Fackler in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies might be the very embodiment of this trope, constantly causing bodily injury to anyone around him while him being completely oblivious to it. He is such an immense jinx that throwing an apple core outside his patrol car's window in the first movie causes a chain reaction that results in '''a city-wide riot'''.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TrueLies'', during a scene where Helen accidentally kills a group of terrorists while trying to fire an uzi, to save her husband, Harry. The recoil causes her to lose control and fumble the weapon, sending it tumbling down the stairs in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBIrQV9PxHg slow-motion montage sequence where it continues to fire]], taking out several {{mooks}}.
* In ''StarWars: ThePhantomMenace'', Jar Jar Binks destroys quite a few combat droids accidently during the final battle for Naboo. In one scene he accidently unlatches the door to a stash of grenadelike devices, sending them into the enemy ranks; in another, his foot get caught in one droid, and trying to escape causes the droid's blaster to fire, taking out several droids, including a [[BossInMooksClothing Droideka]]. In the same battle, Anakin destroys the control ship by accidentally crashing into the bay and then accidentally firing at the reactor (which is somehow accessible from the docking bay).
* ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]]'' shows that Drebin has accidentally killed his fiancee. He remains unaware of that.
** To elaborate, he lived on top of a steep cliff, and on their wedding day he slammed the door open just as she was about to enter, throwing her off the edge to be eaten by sharks.
** In the same movie he is also celebrated for killing a record number of drug dealers. He laughingly confesses that he backed over the last few with his car by accident.



[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* Cadet-then-Officer-then-Sergeant Douglas Fackler in the ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' movies might be the very embodiment of this trope, constantly causing bodily injury to anyone around him while him being completely oblivious to it. He is such an immense jinx that throwing an apple core outside his patrol car's window in the first movie causes a chain reaction that results in '''a city-wide riot'''.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TrueLies'', during a scene where Helen accidentally kills a group of terrorists while trying to fire an uzi, to save her husband, Harry. The recoil causes her to lose control and fumble the weapon, sending it tumbling down the stairs in a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBIrQV9PxHg slow-motion montage sequence where it continues to fire]], taking out several {{mooks}}.
* In ''StarWars: ThePhantomMenace'', Jar Jar Binks destroys quite a few combat droids accidently during the final battle for Naboo. In one scene he accidently unlatches the door to a stash of grenadelike devices, sending them into the enemy ranks; in another, his foot get caught in one droid, and trying to escape causes the droid's blaster to fire, taking out several droids, including a [[BossInMooksClothing Droideka]]. In the same battle, Anakin destroys the control ship by accidentally crashing into the bay and then accidentally firing at the reactor (which is somehow accessible from the docking bay).
* ''[[Film/TheNakedGun Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult]]'' shows that Drebin has accidentally killed his fiancee. He remains unaware of that.
** To elaborate, he lived on top of a steep cliff, and on their wedding day he slammed the door open just as she was about to enter, throwing her off the edge to be eaten by sharks.
** In the same movie he is also celebrated for killing a record number of drug dealers. He laughingly confesses that he backed over the last few with his car by accident.
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