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12th Jul '16 8:07:10 PM Eddy1215
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': The TitleCharacter tries to be helpful, but whenever he does try, it's almost a guarantee that he'll either screw it up or do something stupid to make the current situation even worse. Most of their problems happen because Chowder is so LethallyStupid that he constantly ignores Mung Daal's warnings about constantly ignores Mung's warnings and teachings about the potentially dangerous foods they deal with. It's gotten to the point that Mung has started to blame ''himself'' for the trouble that Chowder causes because he should know better to expect Chowder to listen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': The TitleCharacter tries to be helpful, but whenever he does try, it's almost a guarantee that he'll either screw it up or do something stupid to make the current situation even worse. Most of their problems happen because Chowder is so LethallyStupid that he constantly ignores Mung Daal's warnings about constantly ignores Mung's warnings and teachings about the potentially dangerous foods they deal with. It's gotten to the point that Mung has started to blame ''himself'' for the trouble that Chowder causes because he should know better to expect Chowder to listen.
2nd Jul '16 8:18:52 AM SmugTrope
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* In "Disney/LiloAndStitch", Lilo tries to get Stitch to be like Elvis with every lesson she teaches him blowing Nani's latest chance of getting a job after she lost her previous one, which was ALSO a result of her little sister bringing home a pet that looked absolutely nothing like a dog.
** To be fair, Pleakley and Jumba don't help much either as their attempts to apprehend Stitch resulting in Lilo being put in danger and her house getting blown up, which ends with Lilo getting kidnapped by Gantu.
2nd Jul '16 8:08:05 AM SmugTrope
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* Nearly every bad thing that has ever happened in "Franchise/{{Naruto}}" was a result of actions taken by someone from The Uchiha Clan. The most primitive examples are Madara Uchiha who manipulates events that throw the ninja world into chaos and war and Obito Uchiha who kills the main character's parents and forms a terrorist organization that goes out to kill even more people to create a doomsday genjutsu, all because he loved Rin to much. And of course, there's Sasuke who not only abandons his friends and comrades causing more problems for the heroes, but also [[spoiler:decides to kill off the world leaders and the tailed beasts to take over the world for himself.]] On an additional note, there was the coup that The Uchiha were planning to use to overthrow the leaf village which would have started another world war. At this point, anyone with a Sharingan should be put on a blacklist.

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* Nearly every bad thing that has ever happened in "Franchise/{{Naruto}}" was a result of actions taken by someone from The Uchiha Clan. The most primitive examples are Fugaku Uchiha who attempted a coup to take over the leaf village which provoked Danzo into ordering Itachi to execute The Uchiha Massacre, Madara Uchiha who manipulates events that throw the ninja world into chaos and war war, and Obito Uchiha who kills the main character's parents and forms a terrorist organization that goes out to kill even more people to create a doomsday genjutsu, all because he loved Rin to much. And of course, there's Sasuke who not only abandons his friends and comrades causing more problems for the heroes, but also [[spoiler:decides to kill off the world leaders and leaders, the tailed beasts beasts, and his friends to take over the world for himself.]] On an additional note, there was the coup that The Uchiha were planning to use to overthrow the leaf village which would have started another world war. At this point, anyone with a Sharingan should be put on a blacklist.
25th Jun '16 9:36:59 PM jgkitarel
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** Joffrey "Baratheon" is as completely evil as a 13-year-old RoyalBrat can be... but it's NOT his family's biggest problem. It's his utter stupidity which first causes a war and then places a constant the Lannisters' politics several times. All of his family members around, who vary in terms of both intelligence and conscience themselves, spend half of their energy trying to knock not even some morality, but some sense of PragmaricVillainy into him, to no avail. In fact, Joffrey's very life ends because someone finally decides that working around him is impossible.

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** Joffrey "Baratheon" is as completely evil as a 13-year-old RoyalBrat can be... but it's NOT his family's biggest problem. It's his utter stupidity which first causes a war and then places a constant the Lannisters' politics several times. All of his family members around, who vary in terms of both intelligence and conscience themselves, spend half of their energy trying to knock not even some morality, but some sense of PragmaricVillainy PragmaticVillainy into him, to no avail. In fact, Joffrey's very life ends because someone finally decides that working around him is impossible.
22nd Jun '16 11:50:45 PM M84
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** Cersei picks up where her son left off, and it beomes perfectly clear where he got it from. While Joffrey at least had Tywin and Tyrion ''attempting'' to run interference, Cersei doesn't have anyone keeping her in check. Her tendency to fill her council with Yes Men and her petty feud with her daughter-in-law Margaery Tyrell end up [[spoiler:delivering King's Landing to armed zealots who lock her up in a cell and the creation of a brand new pirate fleet (consisting of ships she bankrupt the Seven Kingdoms to build)]]. Even Littlefinger is shocked by her incompetence. He expected her to run the Seven Kingdoms into the ground, but not that quickly.
22nd Jun '16 11:31:33 PM M84
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* The Minions in ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'' want nothing more than to serve the biggest baddest badass there is. Unfortunately, they aren't very ''good'' at it. They're klutzy and accident-prone even on good days, and on ''bad'' days they're a hazard to life and limb. In the first part depicting their past, the Minions accidentally sent a T-rex into a volcano, got a caveman eaten by a bear, crushed a pharaoh and his subjects with a pyramid, exposed a vampire to sunlight during an ill-planned surprise party, and accidentally shot Napoleon with a cannon. That last one forced the Minions to flee and hide for centuries. They have somewhat better luck in modern times -- Scarlet's working relationship with them only falls apart because she mistakenly thought they were traitors (though accidentally dropping a chandelier on her head was the final nail in the coffin), and Gru has (somehow) survived working with them through [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe two]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 movies]].
14th Jun '16 10:51:33 AM Chabal2
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* "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-the-fuck-up-carl Shut The Fuck Up, Carl!]]" is a meme in which pictures of soldiers doing their jobs are captioned with an idiotic comment (usually the lyrics of SuspiciouslyAproposMusic) by Carl and the exasperated squadmate's response. "[[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/moon-moon Moon Moon]]" is a similar concept with dogs/wolves.
13th Jun '16 11:16:38 AM Psi001
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', a villainous example in Team Rocket. In any episode where they are not the primary antagonists, they will do something to screw up the other villain's plan.

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', a villainous example in Team Rocket. In any episode where they are not the primary antagonists, they will do something to screw up the other villain's plan. Somewhat ironically they usually subvert this on the heroic side. Not only are they usually [[RedemptionPromotion far more efficient doing good than bad]], but a lot of their bumbling schemes ultimately end up [[NiceJobFixingItVillain resolving a crisis or personal conflict]] between the current cast.



** Silver did turn out to be right about a traitor of sorts being present... [[spoiler: it's Sally Acorn, who has become Roboticized. Least before the universe reset.]]

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** Silver did turn out to be right about a traitor of sorts being present... [[spoiler: it's Sally Acorn, who has become Roboticized. Least before Roboticized (prior to the universe reset.reset). Naturally, since Sonic still throffed at the mouth at the sight of him, he had trouble explaining this.]]
13th Jun '16 11:05:25 AM Psi001
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** In fail of that, usually Ed's stupidity or clumsiness will end up tearing the whole plan apart. A long over elaborate scheme to get an egg is destroyed in one fell swoop by Ed immediately afterwards trying to manually "hatch" the chick inside. In less common instances, Edd's conscience or finickiness will lead him to lose focus or even intentionally hinder a scam.
7th Jun '16 5:47:14 PM BattleMaster
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Compare to TheLoad, who doesn't ''cause'' failure but is still of little or no worth, and is nothing as entertaining. LeeroyJenkins is a subtrope of this. GeneralFailure is when the guy who's [[PointyHairedBoss supposed to be in charge]] suffers from this. NiceJobBreakingItHero is when a good character causes a problem once but doesn't cause them regularly. Such a character could also turn out to be the SpannerInTheWorks or UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom. A common additional flaw of this character is to be TheKlutz. Compare and contrast DamselScrappy. A BlackSheepHit would be this for musicians.

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Compare to TheLoad, who doesn't ''cause'' failure but is still of little or no worth, and is nothing as entertaining. LeeroyJenkins is a subtrope of this. GeneralFailure is when the guy who's [[PointyHairedBoss supposed to be in charge]] suffers from this. NiceJobBreakingItHero is when a good character causes a problem once but doesn't cause them regularly. Such a character could also turn out to be the SpannerInTheWorks or UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom. A common additional flaw of this character is to be TheKlutz. They are also frequently TooDumbToLive or LethallyStupid. Compare and contrast DamselScrappy. A BlackSheepHit would be this for musicians.
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