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10th Dec '16 6:15:25 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Commander Drake asks why Vice Admiral Jonathan hasn't simply shot Terry and Isaiah, to which Jonathan responds that he can't afford the two million beri fine.
7th Dec '16 8:41:40 AM BennyJackdaw
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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' in one episode, all of Jimmy Neutron's past villains have teamed up. They had just captured '''JimmyNeutron''' on their spaceship and started shotgunning for ideas on how to kill him. Eventually, [[IdiotSavant Finbar Calamatus]] starts to map out a [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim ridiculously complicated and elaborate device]] that combined everyone's ideas, until [[EnfantTerrible Baby Eddie]] blurts out [[StatingTheSimpleSolution "Just blow him into deep space!"]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' in one episode, all of Jimmy Neutron's past villains have teamed up. They had just captured '''JimmyNeutron''' on their spaceship and started shotgunning for ideas on how to kill him. Eventually, [[IdiotSavant Finbar Calamatus]] starts to map out a [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim [[ComplexityAddiction ridiculously complicated and elaborate device]] that combined everyone's ideas, until [[EnfantTerrible Baby Eddie]] blurts out [[StatingTheSimpleSolution "Just blow him into deep space!"]]
7th Dec '16 8:40:24 AM BennyJackdaw
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*''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' in one episode, all of Jimmy Neutron's past villains have teamed up. They had just captured '''JimmyNeutron''' on their spaceship and started shotgunning for ideas on how to kill him. Eventually, [[IdiotSavant Finbar Calamatus]] starts to map out a [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim ridiculously complicated and elaborate device]] that combined everyone's ideas, until [[EnfantTerrible Baby Eddie]] blurts out [[StatingTheSimpleSolution "Just blow him into deep space!"]]
28th Nov '16 9:02:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/4/ Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', Louise is beside herself with worry over the idea of entering a Master/Apprentice Contract with Saito as it would functionally allow him to punish her in anyway he wanted for anything he wanted. She's utterly shocked when Saito suggests they simply alter the contract to limit what punishments he can give out and for what reasons.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/4/ Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'', ''Fanfic/ZeroNoTsukaimaSaitoTheOnmyoji'', Louise is beside herself with worry over the idea of entering a Master/Apprentice Contract with Saito as it would functionally allow him to punish her in anyway he wanted for anything he wanted. She's utterly shocked when Saito suggests they simply alter the contract to limit what punishments he can give out and for what reasons.
28th Nov '16 2:04:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'', after Asuka complains about having to sleep on a futon for the umpteenth time, Shinji suggests she just buy herself a bed, since she now has more than enough money to do so.
7th Nov '16 4:29:00 PM Scorntex
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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' featured "Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit", a mismatched pair of superheroes [[TheyFightCrime who fight crime]]. In each sketch, BMX Bandit would draw up a complicated strategy involving his BMX tricks, only for Angel Summoner to point out it's easier to just summon some angels to do everything for them.

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* ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' featured ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook''
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"Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit", a mismatched pair of superheroes [[TheyFightCrime who fight crime]]. In each sketch, BMX Bandit would draw up a complicated strategy involving his BMX tricks, only for Angel Summoner to point out it's easier to just summon some angels to do everything for them. Subverted in the final instalment, when it's BMX Bandit suggesting some angel-summoning, rather than risk his life trying to perform an impossible jump and fight a group of terrorists, but Angel Summoner refuses to because of a previous agreement. [[spoiler:Then it turns out he summoned some angels anyway.]]
** One sketch revolves around a medieval king constantly giving jobs to his CampGay underling / crush Lucentio, much to the aggravation of his lords, since Lucentio is pretty useless. Eventually, one of the lords approaches the king and asks why he doesn't just have sex with Lucentio, rather than giving him important jobs and titles. So he does.
31st Oct '16 10:00:51 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* HowItShouldHaveEnded usually takes this as how their episodes are done. Sometimes it's funnier, sometimes it's actually makes more sense than the normal story. Despite this, they even [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] this trope themselves occasionally. One example shows that if [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut Joy utilized the machine used to send memories back to the HQ, Joy won't learn Sadness's task and purpose, and Bing Bong ended up going to Riley's mind, telling what is inside her mind, and destroy the HQ, completely making her insane and the emotions unable to control her.]]

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* HowItShouldHaveEnded usually takes this The bread and butter HowItShouldHaveEnded- stating the far simpler and/or funnier way to solve the problem of the story than what the characters in the movie did. Examples include the ''Film/JurassicWorld'' park containing the Indomitus Rex by such simple measures as how their episodes are done. Sometimes it's funnier, not putting in a dinosaur-sized exit to the habitat and building a moat inside it (something real life zoos very often do), [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar Bucky]] avoiding his [[BrainwashedAndCrazy conditioning]] being activated by plugging his ears, and [[Film/SuicideSquad June]] preventing the whole plot of the film by making sure that the statue the Enchantress was trapped in is never damaged or broken, like a good archeologist.
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sometimes it's actually makes more sense than Deconstructed, like in the normal story. Despite this, they even [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] this trope themselves occasionally. One example shows that if [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut Joy utilized ''Film/InsideOut' HISHE, in which the machine used simple method leads to send memories back to Bing-Bong revealing the HQ, Joy won't learn Sadness's task and purpose, and Bing Bong ended up going existence of the Mind World to Riley's mind, telling what is inside Riley, causing her mind, and destroy the HQ, completely making her insane and the emotions unable to control her.]]go insane.
25th Oct '16 4:57:07 PM Mitis
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy:'' The Eds want to watch a monster movie at Ed's place, but Sarah keeps kicking them out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy:'' The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy:''
** In one episode, the
Eds want to watch a monster movie at Ed's place, but Sarah keeps kicking them out.


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** And in "The Day the Ed Stood Still", when Eddy is trying to get into Kevin's house from the back to see the other kids' terrified reactions to Ed's monster form:
-->'''Eddy''': ''(tugging on a window latch with all his strength)'' WHAT'S WITH THESE STUPID WINDOWS?!
-->'''Edd''': ''(draws Eddy's attention, then calmly opens the backdoor, which was unlocked, and smirks.)''
-->'''Eddy''': I hate it when you do that.
18th Oct '16 7:38:53 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/18/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Lelouch asks xenophobic Nina why her parents don't simply send her to a prestigious school in the homeland away from Numbers.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/18/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', Lelouch asks xenophobic Nina why her parents don't simply send her to a prestigious school in the homeland away from Numbers.
14th Oct '16 2:10:40 PM MikeW
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* In ''Series/TheBlacklist'' an eco-terrorist is flying a helicopter to cause a nuclear accident. Aram uses his hacking skills to get into the helicopter's computer and talks of how he can use a special program to undo the air balance of the copter and drive it off course. Director Ressler angrily asks "can't you just shut down the rotor? Shut the damn thing down?" Adar pauses and realizes he can do that to ground the copter.
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