History Main / StupidCrooks

28th Nov '17 7:47:59 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most commonly, Stupid Crooks are low-level burglars and petty thieves; other times, they may be people who don't have criminal records or have never committed a crime before but are suddenly tempted to commit one for fast cash or some other small reward. No matter what though, these guys [[PlethoraOfMistakes always get]] ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes something]]'' [[PlethoraOfMistakes wrong]]. They use [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] (that don't work), they rob a store that they visit daily where all the employees would recognize them, ''while'' cops are hanging out there, they use their real names to communicate with each other, they use water guns instead of real guns, they do all of those things at once and more! Stupidity has no limits, and that has never been truer than in instances involving Stupid Crooks.

to:

Most commonly, Stupid Crooks are low-level burglars and petty thieves; other times, they may be people who don't have criminal records or have never committed a crime before but are suddenly tempted to commit one for fast cash or some other small reward. No matter what though, these guys [[PlethoraOfMistakes always get]] ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes something]]'' [[PlethoraOfMistakes wrong]]. They use [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] (that don't work), they rob a store that they visit daily where all the employees would recognize them, ''while'' cops are hanging out there, they use their real names to communicate with each other, they use water guns instead of real guns, they do all of those things at once and more! Stupidity has no limits, and that has never been truer than in instances involving Stupid Crooks.



See Also: CutLexLuthorACheck, when someone with a habit of committing crimes could actually achieve fortune and success through more honest and legal means. A TerribleTrio can commonly evoke this trope (or at least the supporters can if the leader is halfway competent). Often TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is similar. Stupid Crooks can also be a type of HarmlessVillain.

to:

See Also: CutLexLuthorACheck, when someone with a habit of committing crimes could actually achieve fortune and success through more honest and legal means. A TerribleTrio can commonly evoke this trope (or (or, at least least, the supporters can supporting characters can, if the leader is halfway competent). Often TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is similar. Stupid Crooks can also be a type of HarmlessVillain.
27th Nov '17 1:39:09 PM MasterN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


See Also: CutLexLuthorACheck, when someone with a habit of committing crimes could actually achieve fortune and success through more honest and legal means. The supporting characters in a TerribleTrio can commonly evoke this trope. Often TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is similar. Stupid Crooks can also be a type of HarmlessVillain.

to:

See Also: CutLexLuthorACheck, when someone with a habit of committing crimes could actually achieve fortune and success through more honest and legal means. The supporting characters in a A TerribleTrio can commonly evoke this trope.trope (or at least the supporters can if the leader is halfway competent). Often TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is similar. Stupid Crooks can also be a type of HarmlessVillain.
27th Nov '17 1:28:07 PM MasterN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most commonly, Stupid Crooks are low-level burglars and petty thieves; other times, they may be people who don't have criminal records or have never committed a crime before but are suddenly tempted to commit one for fast cash or some other small reward. No matter what though, these guys [[PlethoraOfMistakes always get]] ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes something]]'' [[PlethoraOfMistakes wrong]]. They use [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] (that don't work), they rob a store that they visit daily where all the employees would recognize them, ''while'' cops are hanging out there, they use their real names to communicate with each other, they use water guns instead of real guns, they do all three of those things at once and more! Stupidity has no limits, and that has never been truer than in instances involving Stupid Crooks.

to:

Most commonly, Stupid Crooks are low-level burglars and petty thieves; other times, they may be people who don't have criminal records or have never committed a crime before but are suddenly tempted to commit one for fast cash or some other small reward. No matter what though, these guys [[PlethoraOfMistakes always get]] ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes something]]'' [[PlethoraOfMistakes wrong]]. They use [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] (that don't work), they rob a store that they visit daily where all the employees would recognize them, ''while'' cops are hanging out there, they use their real names to communicate with each other, they use water guns instead of real guns, they do all three of those things at once and more! Stupidity has no limits, and that has never been truer than in instances involving Stupid Crooks.
27th Nov '17 1:26:48 PM MasterN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Most commonly, Stupid Crooks are low-level burglars and petty thieves; other times, they may be people who don't have criminal records or have never committed a crime before but are suddenly tempted to commit one for fast cash or some other small reward. No matter what though, these guys [[PlethoraOfMistakes always get]] ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes something]]'' [[PlethoraOfMistakes wrong]]. They use [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] (that don't work), they rob a store that they visit daily where all the employees would recognize them, they use their real names to communicate with each other, they do all three of those things at once and more! Stupidity has no limits, and that has never been truer than in instances involving Stupid Crooks.

to:

Most commonly, Stupid Crooks are low-level burglars and petty thieves; other times, they may be people who don't have criminal records or have never committed a crime before but are suddenly tempted to commit one for fast cash or some other small reward. No matter what though, these guys [[PlethoraOfMistakes always get]] ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes something]]'' [[PlethoraOfMistakes wrong]]. They use [[PaperThinDisguise Paper Thin Disguises]] (that don't work), they rob a store that they visit daily where all the employees would recognize them, ''while'' cops are hanging out there, they use their real names to communicate with each other, they use water guns instead of real guns, they do all three of those things at once and more! Stupidity has no limits, and that has never been truer than in instances involving Stupid Crooks.
27th Nov '17 12:46:43 PM MasterN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


When it comes to committing crime, (un)fortunately, not everyone is an expert... or even a professional. A good caper usually takes the talent and skill of the likes of a ClassyCatBurglar or even a PhantomThief to pull off, and you either have a knack for it or you don't. Those that don't have a knack for anything on that scale may think smaller, plan a less rewarding crime with fewer risks involved, and some people fail even at that.

to:

When it comes to committing crime, (un)fortunately, not everyone is an expert... or even a professional. A good caper usually takes the talent and skill of the likes of a ClassyCatBurglar or even a PhantomThief to pull off, and you either have a knack for it or you don't. Those that don't have a knack for canít pull off anything on that scale may think smaller, plan a less rewarding crime with fewer risks involved, and some people fail even at that.
involved.
19th Nov '17 10:36:08 PM MasterN
Is there an issue? Send a Message


When a {{Jerkass}} fails at something, it's funny. When a Jerkass is also an idiot, it's still funny... only '''more''' so.

to:

When a {{Jerkass}} fails at something, it's funny. When a Jerkass is also an idiot, it's still funny... only even '''more''' so.
28th Sep '17 5:47:30 AM SeanMurrayI
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]], is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconvenience his Clerks, ''and'' Assassins are exempt from Thieves' Guild attentions.

to:

* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]], is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconvenience his Clerks, ''and'' and Assassins are exempt from Thieves' Guild attentions.
25th Sep '17 8:10:42 PM Materioptikon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]], is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconvenience his Clerks...

to:

* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]], is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconvenience his Clerks...Clerks, ''and'' Assassins are exempt from Thieves' Guild attentions.
25th Sep '17 8:02:25 PM Materioptikon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]] is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconvenience his Clerks...

to:

* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]] Pasadena]], is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconvenience his Clerks...
25th Sep '17 8:02:03 PM Materioptikon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]] is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconveniences his Clerks...

to:

* Five Thieves' Guild junior members receiving their initiation to Advanced Thiefcraft get the idea to strike at three women walking around Ankh-Morpork in ''FanFic/TheManyWorldsInterpretation''. Their teacher lampshades how they could not have chosen worse marks: one of them if one of [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]]'s [[PraetorianGuard Dark Clerks]], another is an Assassin and Watchwoman (prominently identifying herself as such), and the third, [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Penny from Pasadena]] is a part-time ActionGirl. To make things worse, Lord Vetinari likes to have ''words'' with people who inconveniences inconvenience his Clerks...
This list shows the last 10 events of 382. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.StupidCrooks