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2nd May '18 6:06:52 PM nombretomado
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Contrast IdiotBall, PlotInducedStupidity, and TookALevelInDumbass, where it's the ''writer'' dumbing down their characters. Compare PhlebotinumInducedStupidity, which is often unintentional and possibly either self-inflicted or the result of some environmental effect, as well as BroughtDownToNormal or {{Depower}}, an event with a similar purpose used to strip away someone's physical or supernatural abilities. [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] BrainDrain, which is about making a company or organization dumber by stealing away talented employees.

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Contrast IdiotBall, PlotInducedStupidity, and TookALevelInDumbass, where it's the ''writer'' dumbing down their characters. Compare PhlebotinumInducedStupidity, which is often unintentional and possibly either self-inflicted or the result of some environmental effect, as well as BroughtDownToNormal or {{Depower}}, an event with a similar purpose used to strip away someone's physical or supernatural abilities. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] BrainDrain, which is about making a company or organization dumber by stealing away talented employees.
22nd Apr '18 8:47:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/RockyAndBullwinkle'', the villains plan to release Really Bad Television, a series of TV shows so horrible that anybody who watches them becomes a mindless idiot. As per usual (see the regular series below) Bulwinkle is unaffected.

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* In ''Film/RockyAndBullwinkle'', ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'', the villains plan to release Really Bad Television, a series of TV shows so horrible that anybody who watches them becomes a mindless idiot. As per usual (see the regular series below) Bulwinkle is unaffected.
19th Apr '18 9:05:13 AM Dwoem
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* Codex of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has the power to inflict ''permanent'' brain damage and memory loss, and [[VampiricDraining gains a temporary boost to her own mental faculties whenever she does so]].



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* Codex of ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has the power to inflict ''permanent'' brain damage and memory loss, and [[VampiricDraining gains a temporary boost to her own mental faculties whenever she does so]].
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22nd Feb '18 12:28:47 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' there are spells for reducing other people's attributes; one such spell affects Intelligence. Such spells can either be cast or used to enchant items. Thus, a weapon could be designed to make the enemy more stupid each time it hits.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', there are two diseases that affect Magicka: Witbane and Brain Rot. The former slows down magicka regeneration, the latter reduces your maximum magicka.They are contracted from being attacked by Sabre Cats and Hagravens respectively.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout the series,
there are spells for reducing other people's attributes; the skills and attributes of the target; one such spell affects Intelligence. Such spells can either be cast or used to enchant items. Thus, a weapon could be designed to make the enemy more stupid each time it hits.
hits. (Useful for taking down enemy mages, for instance.)
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', there are two diseases that affect Magicka: Witbane and Brain Rot. The former slows down magicka Magicka regeneration, the latter reduces your maximum magicka.Magicka. They are contracted from being attacked by Sabre Cats and Hagravens respectively.
23rd Jan '18 4:38:31 AM Cryoclaste
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** In a non-canon Sunday strip (actually a dream of one of the readers, that the author decided to illustrate) an enemy hits Dave with an Intelligence Extractor Ray to incapacitate him. Instead, dumb Dave [[spoiler:reveals "a ''ForrestGump''-like ability to observe things and turn up at the right place at the right time"]] and saves the day.

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** In a non-canon Sunday strip (actually a dream of one of the readers, that the author decided to illustrate) an enemy hits Dave with an Intelligence Extractor Ray to incapacitate him. Instead, dumb Dave [[spoiler:reveals "a ''ForrestGump''-like ''Film/ForrestGump''-like ability to observe things and turn up at the right place at the right time"]] and saves the day.
1st Nov '17 2:14:26 PM MarcusSLazarus
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* A one-shot prequel to ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice'' reveals that technically the villain Prometheus was subject to this trope; recognising that it would be impossible to contain the villain in conventional prisons given Prometheus's status as the AntiBatman, Batman and J'onn J'onzz arrange to trap Prometheus by reducing him to a mentally disabled state, which he only escapes after ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' when J'onzz is killed.
16th May '17 10:27:16 PM azul120
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* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'', the [[DoomsdayDevice Angel Halo]] is designed to fire a permanent StupidityInducingAttack at ''the population of Earth''. Definitely ''not'' PlayedForLaughs.

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* In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'', the [[DoomsdayDevice Angel Halo]] is designed to fire a permanent StupidityInducingAttack Stupidity Inducing Attack at ''the population of Earth''. Definitely ''not'' PlayedForLaughs.
13th May '17 10:17:54 AM RobTan
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* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', one of [[MarySue Marty]] [[ParodySue Stu's]] nebulously defined magic powers is being so handsome that nearly all women completely lose common sense in his presence.

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* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', one of [[MarySue Marty]] [[ParodySue Stu's]] nebulously defined magic powers superpowers is being so handsome that nearly all women completely lose common sense in his presence.
13th May '17 10:15:39 AM RobTan
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* In ''Webcomic/DubiousCompany'', one of [[MarySue Marty]] [[ParodySue Stu's]] nebulously defined magic powers is being so handsome that nearly all women completely lose common sense in his presence.
18th Jan '17 6:08:54 AM Vir
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Simple Beam attack, a psychic laser that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin changes the target's Ability to Simple]]. (Use with caution; a Simple Pokemon can be a LethalJokeCharacter.)

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has the Simple Beam attack, a psychic laser that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin changes the target's Ability to Simple]]. (Use with caution; a Simple Pokemon Pokémon can be a LethalJokeCharacter.)
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