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6th Dec '16 5:49:28 PM TriggerLoaded
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** Eldar, of all factions, grab IdiotBall almost as often as Imperium. They will lie, mislead, manipulate and be jerks just to show off their superiority. They orchestrate deaths of billions of the Imperium soldiers to save a few hundred of their own kin, despite the fact that Imperium is the only thing protecting the galaxy from being overrun by forces of disorder. Then Imperium is understrength and Eldar have to back them up losing thousands warriors.

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** Eldar, of all factions, grab IdiotBall almost as often as Imperium. They will lie, mislead, manipulate and be jerks just to show off their superiority. They orchestrate deaths of billions of the Imperium soldiers to save a few hundred of their own kin, despite the fact that Imperium is the only thing protecting the galaxy from being overrun by forces of disorder. Then Imperium is understrength and Eldar have to back them up losing thousands warriors.
4th Dec '16 9:59:35 PM lucy24
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** Prince Viserys, who at least has the excuse of being half-mad through years of exile, begging merchants and city rulers for support in retaking Westeros from TheUsurper. When his sister comes of age, she is married off to a Dothraki horselord with a huge army in exchange for his aid, but Viserys endangers the agreement by failing to understand Dothraki culture and continuing to abuse his sister, who is now in fact a powerful queen. [[spoiler:He goes too far when he threatens her unborn child while in a TruceZone, thinking the Dothraki can't harm him as they're not allowed to spill blood there. They get around this with some handy LoopholeAbuse, pouring a pot of molten gold over Viserys' head while his sister calmly looks on.]]

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** Prince Viserys, who at least has the excuse of being half-mad through years of exile, begging merchants and city rulers for support in retaking Westeros from TheUsurper. When his sister comes of age, she is married off to a Dothraki horselord with a huge army in exchange for his aid, but Viserys endangers the agreement by failing to understand Dothraki culture and continuing to abuse his sister, who is now in fact a powerful queen. [[spoiler:He He goes too far when he threatens [[spoiler:threatens her unborn child child]] while in a TruceZone, thinking the Dothraki can't harm him as they're not allowed to spill blood there. They get around this with some handy LoopholeAbuse, pouring [[spoiler:pouring a pot of molten gold over Viserys' head while his sister calmly looks on.]]
2nd Dec '16 11:59:44 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Skaven of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' are very much Stupid [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Backstabbers]]. While this serves a useful purpose in ensuring [[TheSocialDarwinist only the strong survive]], this isn't saying much since Skaven take the WeHaveReserves and ZergRush approaches; on the other hand, their tendency to turn every minor engagement into a five-way leadership battle is pretty much the sole reason apart from sheer troop inadequacy that they haven't taken over the entire friggin' world. Seriously, in one of the ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' novels, Thanquol could have won by page 200 if he hadn't been ''sending the heroes to eliminate his rivals'' out of fear for his position.

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* The Skaven of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy'' are very much Stupid [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Backstabbers]]. While this serves a useful purpose in ensuring [[TheSocialDarwinist only the strong survive]], this isn't saying much since Skaven take the WeHaveReserves and ZergRush approaches; on the other hand, their tendency to turn every minor engagement into a five-way leadership battle is pretty much the sole reason apart from sheer troop inadequacy that they haven't taken over the entire friggin' world. Seriously, in one of the ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' novels, Thanquol could have won by page 200 if he hadn't been ''sending the heroes to eliminate his rivals'' out of fear for his position. In the setting's [[TabletopGame/WarhammerTheEndTimes grand finale]] they took on basically everyone else except the other Chaos factions at once and ''won'' on almost every front, only failing to win the entire war outright because some of them decided to blow up a moon over one of the continents while a large portion of their warriors were currently standing on it.
2nd Dec '16 11:53:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* The village of Gröndal in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' has [[DontDrinkTheWater their well sabotaged]] by the monster of the week... which makes everyone think they are the BigBad. HilarityEnsues as everyone proceeds to act all StupidEvil.

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* The village of Gröndal in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' has [[DontDrinkTheWater their well sabotaged]] by the monster of the week... which makes everyone think they are the BigBad. HilarityEnsues as everyone proceeds to act all StupidEvil.Stupid Evil.



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[BadBoss Garrosh]] [[TheScrappy Hellscream]] is easily this. It has been [[WordOfGod outright stated]] that he views any [[FantasticRacism non-orc]] member of the Horde to be completely expendable at best and a traitor at worst. Bombing Theramore out of existence, attempted assassination of Vol'Jin, attempted enslavement of the Darkspear Trolls, treating Blood Elves and Forsaken as cannon fodder, attempted assassination of Anduin Wrynn, refusing to pay Goblin mercenaries, and ''digging up a holy site of the Pandaren to gain more power''. Garrosh's actions read like a To-Do List to make everyone in the world want you dead.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', [[BadBoss Garrosh]] [[TheScrappy Garrosh Hellscream]] is easily this. It has been [[WordOfGod outright stated]] that he views any [[FantasticRacism non-orc]] member of the Horde to be completely expendable at best and a traitor at worst. Bombing Theramore out of existence, attempted assassination of Vol'Jin, attempted enslavement of the Darkspear Trolls, treating Blood Elves and Forsaken as cannon fodder, attempted assassination of Anduin Wrynn, refusing to pay Goblin mercenaries, and ''digging up a holy site of the Pandaren to gain more power''. Garrosh's actions read like a To-Do List to make everyone in the world want you dead.
2nd Dec '16 11:43:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The Ironborn shows shades of this as well. A culture that prides itself on pillaging and raiding, they have little plans other than AttackAttackAttack thus leaving them underprepared for anything else. Theon Greyjoy, for example, manages to take Winterfell in a sneak attack but forgets to realize that in order to hold it from being retaken he needs men, hundreds at least in order to do so and he only has a few dozen.

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** The Ironborn shows shades of this as well. A culture that prides itself on pillaging and raiding, they have little plans other than AttackAttackAttack thus leaving them underprepared for anything else. Theon Greyjoy, for example, manages to take Winterfell in a sneak attack but forgets to realize that in order to hold it from being retaken he needs men, hundreds at least in order to do so and he only has a few dozen. He has the added problem of not understanding that the whole point of Ironborn tactics is ''raiding''; if he'd taken prisoners, looted the place, and skedaddled like his crew advised it would have been a flawless victory.
2nd Dec '16 12:10:02 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' veers between this and ChaoticStupid:

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' veers between this loves to blow things up for his commanders, the Almighty Tallest, but it doesn't matter to him ''what'' he destroys, and ChaoticStupid:whether or not it belongs to the enemy. There's a ''reason'' the Tallest sent him to Earth (which they didn't even think existed).
2nd Dec '16 11:15:31 AM HasturHasturHastur
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An [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] form of ForTheEvulz, where a character feels the need to do evil things even at times such actions are clearly not in their best interests, sometimes to the point where it goes against basic self-preservation. Such characters will [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betray allies]], [[TeamKiller kill team-mates]], [[ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof threaten or harm people who were already willing to give them what they wanted]], [[EvilIsPetty be petty]], [[BullyingADragon piss off]] [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant all the wrong people]], [[EvilVersusEvil attack fellow villains]] [[EvilerThanThou to prove they're eviler]], [[BadBoss treat underlings like pig shit]], [[TheBully throw their weight around at every opportunity]], [[{{Sadist}} engage in utterly pointless acts of cruelty]], [[FaustianRebellion attempt to fuck over patrons who absolutely intended to hold up their end of a deal]], [[LeeroyJenkins spurn plans and start fights that they absolutely should not have started]], [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat rub salt in the wound even when it would destroy an already-present advantage]], and generally be [[TooDumbToLive suicidally stupid]] simply [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat because it's eeeevil]].

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An [[ExaggeratedTrope exaggerated]] form of ForTheEvulz, where a character feels the need to do evil things even at times such actions are clearly not in their best interests, sometimes to the point where it goes against basic self-preservation. Such characters will [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betray allies]], [[TeamKiller kill team-mates]], [[ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof threaten or harm people who were already willing to give them what they wanted]], [[EvilIsPetty be petty]], [[BullyingADragon piss off]] [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant all the wrong people]], [[EvilVersusEvil attack fellow villains]] [[EvilerThanThou to prove they're eviler]], [[BadBoss treat underlings like pig shit]], [[TheBully throw their weight around at every opportunity]], [[{{Sadist}} engage in utterly pointless acts of cruelty]], [[FaustianRebellion attempt to fuck over patrons who absolutely intended to hold up their end of a deal]], [[TheFarmerAndTheViper reward kindness with cruelty]], [[LeeroyJenkins spurn plans and start fights that they absolutely should not have started]], [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat rub salt in the wound even when it would destroy an already-present advantage]], and generally be [[TooDumbToLive suicidally stupid]] simply [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat because it's eeeevil]].
28th Nov '16 12:20:58 AM Nicoaln
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* The village of Gröndal in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' has [[DontDrinkTheWater their well sabotaged]] by the monster of the week... which makes everyone think they are the BigBad. HilarityEnsues as everyone proceeds to act all StupidEvil.
20th Nov '16 6:50:58 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': I-No is a dumbass who frequently causes huge messes in the name of That Man. Not only do said messes more often than not have nothing to do with what he wants, but he usually has to clean up after her. As such, it's really quite surprising that he even still lets her work for him.

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* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'': I-No from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a dumbass who frequently causes huge That Man's main agent, but her wanton acts of needless cruelty mean that he spends just as much time cleaning up after her to the point where it's unclear why he continues to allow her to work for him; the most reasonable assumption would be that having her makes the messes in the name of That Man. Not only do said messes more often than not have nothing to do with what he wants, but he usually has much easier to clean up after her. As such, it's really quite surprising that he even still lets and more predictable, whereas leaving her work for him.to her own devices would likely result in far worse.
18th Nov '16 10:32:38 AM Shadowgazer
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** At least Fish tried to feign team spirit with Maroni, but he insisted mocking her and insulting her at every sentence becoming the straightest case of this among the mafia.
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