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5th Dec '16 2:01:08 PM MikeW
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** In Power Rangers in Space, Astronema calls her Quantrons nincompoops.

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** In Power Rangers in Space, Astronema calls her Quantrons nincompoops. And she ''built'' them.
28th Nov '16 2:11:34 PM MikeW
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* Much of the comedy of ''Series/HogansHeroes'' is on how Klink (hardly a smart man in his own right) is constantly moaning of the antics of Schultz and others under his command.
-->'''Klink''': Schultz, you're the most stupid man in the regiment. And what's worse, you're my top man.
27th Nov '16 4:50:45 AM SethLaFrance
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** In Power Rangers in Space, Astronema calls her Quantrons nincompoops.
5th Nov '16 12:26:43 PM Selina57
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'', Dr. No orders his men to kidnap Major Boothroyd, aka Q. Unfortunately for him, they kidnap [[TheSmartGuy Horace Boothroyd, aka I.Q., Boothroyd's grandson]]! When his lieutenant points out that I.Q. answered the fake phone call, Dr. No says, "I'm surrounded by incompetents!" [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It is certainly funny!]]
28th Oct '16 1:36:02 PM Morgenthaler
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* Ignatius Reilly, the protagonist of AConfederacyOfDunces, views his fellow citizens of New Orleans as such. Inverted to a degree, in that Ignatius himself is very foolish and has some serious MommyIssues.

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* Ignatius Reilly, the protagonist of AConfederacyOfDunces, ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces'', views his fellow citizens of New Orleans as such. Inverted to a degree, in that Ignatius himself is very foolish and has some serious MommyIssues.



* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' [[BigBad Visser Three]] has an instant solution to any idiots around him - [[OffWithHisHead and it's not pretty]]. Thing is, though, he's not very tolerant of any failure, and is prone to executing his subordinates for anything from letting the Animorphs escape to [[DisproportionateRetribution reminding him that bugs exist]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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[[BigBad Visser Three]] has an instant solution to any idiots around him - [[OffWithHisHead and it's not pretty]]. Thing is, though, he's not very tolerant of any failure, and is prone to executing his subordinates for anything from letting the Animorphs escape to [[DisproportionateRetribution reminding him that bugs exist]].



* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Cersei laments this, unaware that the reason is she's driven away or ignored everyone with good advice.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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Cersei laments this, unaware that the reason is she's driven away or ignored everyone with good advice.



* In ''HarryPotter'' Severus Snape, the Potions teacher, repeatedly laments that very few, if any, of his students are up to his standards of intellect. To their faces. It becomes a vicious circle, because the environment of constant ridicule and deprecation without any kind of aid or approval from the teacher does not lend itself to productive education, thus causing children to make mistakes and earn even more insults. In some cases, Neville Longbottom in particular, fear of him makes students so nervous that they're simply so stupefied with terror that they can't do their work properly, thus earning his wrath.

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* In ''HarryPotter'' ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Severus Snape, the Potions teacher, repeatedly laments that very few, if any, of his students are up to his standards of intellect. To their faces. It becomes a vicious circle, because the environment of constant ridicule and deprecation without any kind of aid or approval from the teacher does not lend itself to productive education, thus causing children to make mistakes and earn even more insults. In some cases, Neville Longbottom in particular, fear of him makes students so nervous that they're simply so stupefied with terror that they can't do their work properly, thus earning his wrath.
19th Oct '16 12:36:28 PM Fighteer
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* Averted in ''Film/TheWickerMan''.
-->'''Lord Summerisle''': You did it beautifully!
15th Oct '16 8:39:54 AM NineballCirno
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* In ''BickfordSchmecklersCoolIdeas'', the eponymous character gives what may be one of the best diss lines ever:

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* In ''BickfordSchmecklersCoolIdeas'', ''Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas'', the eponymous character gives what may be one of the best diss lines ever:



** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' features this with Tenaya 7, TheDragon; while she sometimes acts sassy towards her boss, KnightOfCerebus and [[AIIsACrapshoot evil AI]] Venjix, it is ''easy'' to sympathize with her when she's dealing with the other [[CoDragons]]. In fact, it's lampshaded when Venjix calls her his most intelligent and reliable servant, and she remarks while looking at the other two that that's not saying much.

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** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' features this with Tenaya 7, TheDragon; while she sometimes acts sassy towards her boss, KnightOfCerebus and [[AIIsACrapshoot evil AI]] Venjix, it is ''easy'' to sympathize with her when she's dealing with the other [[CoDragons]].CoDragons. In fact, it's lampshaded when Venjix calls her his most intelligent and reliable servant, and she remarks while looking at the other two that that's not saying much.



* ''{{Demonade}}'' gives a female main character with two not so bright "Body Guards" who apparently let the inept thief go free because he got them to point out how their jobs sucked so bad they weren't paying attention, while there employer shows some measure of GenreSavvy and she actually utters the trope over three panels to emphasize how much she doesn't like her hired help.

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* ''{{Demonade}}'' ''Demonade'' gives a female main character with two not so bright "Body Guards" who apparently let the inept thief go free because he got them to point out how their jobs sucked so bad they weren't paying attention, while there employer shows some measure of GenreSavvy and she actually utters the trope over three panels to emphasize how much she doesn't like her hired help.
25th Aug '16 7:51:20 AM StFan
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* In ''The White Rose'', the third book of ''Literature/BlackCompany'' series by Glen Cook, published in 1985, near the end of the book exactly this occurs: "Idiots" the Lady murmured. "I'm surrounded by idiots. Even the Tree is a dolt".

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* In ''The White Rose'', the third book of ''Literature/BlackCompany'' ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' series by Glen Cook, published in 1985, near the end of the book exactly this occurs: "Idiots" the Lady murmured. "I'm surrounded by idiots. Even the Tree is a dolt".
25th Aug '16 6:28:30 AM Androgeos
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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', everyone working for Dark Helmet is an asshole. At least, they have the surname Asshole. (The novelization {{bowdlerise}}s this to "Idiots". And the TV Edit substitutes Moron, or just cuts it out completely.)
-->'''Dark Helmet:''' "How many Assholes we got on this ship, anyway?"
-->'''Everyone:''' "Yo!"
-->'''Dark Helmet:''' "I knew it. I'm surrounded by Assholes." [closes faceplate, and then says in a deep voice...] "Keep firing, Assholes!"

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* In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', almost everyone working for Dark Helmet on the bridge of ''Spaceball One'' is an asshole. At least, they have the surname Asshole. (The [[note]]The novelization {{bowdlerise}}s this to "Idiots". And "Idiots"; some TV edits replace "Asshole" with "Moron" or cut the TV Edit substitutes Moron, or just cuts it out completely.)
word/scene out.[[/note]]
-->'''Dark Helmet:''' "How many Assholes we got on this ship, anyway?"
-->'''Everyone:''' "Yo!"
-->'''Dark
ship anyhow?"\\
''(all except one crewmember on the bridge jump to their feet)''\\
'''Standing Crew:''' "'''Yo!'''"\\
''({{beat}} as Dark Helmet turns slowly around, pauses momentarily upon seeing the number of Assholes, then continues turning to face Colonel Sandurz)''\\
'''Dark
Helmet:''' "I "...I knew it. it, I'm surrounded by Assholes." [closes faceplate, and then says in a "\\
(another {{beat}} before Dark Helmet quickly slams his faceplate down)\\
'''Dark Helmet:''' (in his
deep voice...] voice) "Keep firing, Assholes!"
18th Aug '16 3:45:08 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Anime/BraveExkaiser'', [[TheDragon Ptera Geist]] feels this way about the rest of his teammates. To be fair, he's kinda right, as the other lower ranked Geisters are DumbMuscle. [[BigBad Dino Geist]] feels this way about the entire crew, Ptera Geist included, except his MouthOfSauron Komori. In fact several episodes ''open'' with him roaring in fury and then having Komori chew them out.
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