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6th May '17 9:10:12 PM Juste_Morai
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**Once her HeelFaceTurn is complete, she [[spoiler: averts this gloriously, from aiding Jack in saving the children to going so far as to snap Jack out of his suicidal despair!]]
1st May '17 11:26:25 PM charliebiggs
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** Also played for laughs in one episode where Brain gives up and decides to let Pinky make all the decisions for the next plan. This results in actually going through with several of Pinky's crazy comments (opening up a clam petting zoo, requiring everyone to wear shiny pants) which put them much closer in taking over the world through sheer luck (one of the clams had a valuable pearl, the shiny pants blinded a pilot whose famous passenger thought it was a religious breakthrough and proceeded to give everything to Pinky, etc.). Brain realizes that Pinky had just been incorporating elements of his old schemes, and thinks he can handle it from there. The plan almost immediately goes to pot when Brain takes back the reins.

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** Also played for laughs in one episode where Brain gives up and decides to let Pinky make all the decisions for the next plan. This results in actually going through with several of Pinky's crazy comments (opening up a clam petting zoo, requiring everyone to wear shiny pants) which put them much closer in taking over the world through sheer luck (one of the clams had a valuable pearl, the shiny pants blinded a pilot whose famous passenger thought it was a religious breakthrough and proceeded to give everything to Pinky, etc.). Brain realizes that Pinky had just been incorporating elements of his old schemes, and thinks he can handle it from there. The plan almost immediately goes to pot hell when Brain takes back the reins.
1st May '17 11:24:55 PM charliebiggs
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** Also played for laughs in one episode where Brain gives up and decides to let Pinky make all the decisions for the next plan. This results in actually going through with several of Pinky's crazy comments (opening up a clam petting zoo, requiring everyone to wear shiny pants) which put them much closer in taking over the world through sheer luck (one of the clams had a valuable pearl, the shiny pants blinded a pilot whose famous passenger thought it was a religious breakthrough and proceeded to give everything to Pinky, etc.)

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** Also played for laughs in one episode where Brain gives up and decides to let Pinky make all the decisions for the next plan. This results in actually going through with several of Pinky's crazy comments (opening up a clam petting zoo, requiring everyone to wear shiny pants) which put them much closer in taking over the world through sheer luck (one of the clams had a valuable pearl, the shiny pants blinded a pilot whose famous passenger thought it was a religious breakthrough and proceeded to give everything to Pinky, etc.)). Brain realizes that Pinky had just been incorporating elements of his old schemes, and thinks he can handle it from there. The plan almost immediately goes to pot when Brain takes back the reins.
10th Apr '17 3:53:03 PM iowaforever
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* Ashi from Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is an assassin whose sole purpose in life is to kill Jack. When the two are swallowed by a massive creature, she goes out of her way to push Jack into a position where he can be killed (either by her or an environmental hazard), and when she ends up chained to Jack's back she spends most of her screen time making Jack's life hell by ranting about Aku's glory rather than trying to help them escape. Jack is normally even tempered, even with his enemies, but Ashi's constant annoyances are one of the few times he's ever snapped and yelled at someone.
2nd Apr '17 10:08:32 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 13. So much so that the possibility of him being Soopreme Leader is enough to cause many operatives to forgo their fear of the job and dogpile him immediately (the position was being decided in a game of tag), with someone explicitly shouting out "Anyone but him!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 13. So much so that the possibility of him being Soopreme Leader is enough to cause many operatives to forgo their [[TheChainsOfCommanding fear of the job job]] and dogpile him immediately (the position was being decided in a game of tag), with someone explicitly shouting out "Anyone but him!"
20th Mar '17 3:00:15 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'': Ippolit Matveyevich "Kisa" Vorobyaninov first is an employer to his MagnificentBastard companyon Ostap Bender, then becomes TheLoad... and then, when they almost buy the titular jewel-stuffed MacGuffin, not only does Kisa get drunk and spend all the cash, he completely screws ''any possibility'' of them buying the chairs ever and causes the chairs to be sold separately. Throughout the story, he degrades morally and ends up ''[[MoralEventHorizon killing Ostap in his sleep]]'' (luckily, he got better) right before going for the final chair, only to discover that the treasure was already found and taken away due to his own stupidity.

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* ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'': Ippolit Matveyevich "Kisa" Vorobyaninov first is an employer to his MagnificentBastard companyon companion Ostap Bender, then becomes TheLoad... and then, when they almost buy the titular jewel-stuffed MacGuffin, not only does Kisa get drunk and spend all the cash, he completely screws ''any possibility'' of them buying the chairs ever and causes the chairs to be sold separately. Throughout the story, he degrades morally and ends up ''[[MoralEventHorizon killing Ostap in his sleep]]'' (luckily, he got better) right before going for the final chair, only to discover that the treasure was already found and taken away due to his own stupidity.
15th Mar '17 12:23:38 PM Gravidef
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* In recent years, Riddler's position in the LegionOfDoom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' has been [[MemeticMutation described as this]]. Basically, Riddler's only [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway "power"]] is [[CriminalMindGames leaving puzzles at crime scenes]] that the Superfriends inevitably figure out, ruining the Legion's current EvilPlan. In the comic books, this is described as a manifestation of his SuperOCD and malignant narcissism (he ''needs'' to leave riddles to prove that he's smarter than other people--it's how he defines his whole sense of self), but the show never got into the underlying issues, so it seems as though the Riddler's whole purpose is to muck up a perfectly good scheme. ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' parodied this by showing the Legion voting to [[NukeEm detonate a bomb]] to take out all of the Superfriends at once--with the exception of Riddler, who eagerly announces that he'll send a few cryptic clues about the plan to give the heroes just enough time to defuse the bomb.
4th Feb '17 7:20:19 AM flodoris
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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 [[spoiler: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, and [[spoiler: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, [[spoiler:all because he loved Rin too 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, the tailed beasts, and his friends to take over the world for himself.]] 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 [[spoiler:Fugaku Uchiha, [[spoiler: [[TheLeader Fugaku Uchiha]], who attempted a coup to take over the Leaf Village, which provoked Danzo into ordering Itachi to execute The Uchiha Massacre]], Massacre, [[AloofBigBrother Itachi Uchiha]] whose desire to protect his younger brother led him to placed Sasuke on the path for revenge, only to shield him from the truth of the coup, but ending up making things worse once Sasuke found out about it and the added burden Itachi carried. [[GreaterScopeVillain Madara Uchiha, Uchiha]], who manipulates events that throw the ninja world into chaos and war, and [[spoiler:Obito Uchiha, [[BigBad Obito Uchiha]], who kills the main character's parents and forms]] forms a terrorist organization that goes out to kill even more people to create a doomsday genjutsu, [[spoiler:all because he loved Rin too much]]. genjutsu. And of course, there's Sasuke, [[{{Deuteragonist}} Sasuke Uchiha]], who not only abandons his friends and comrades, causing more problems for the heroes, but also [[spoiler:decides decides to kill off the world leaders, the tailed beasts, and his friends to take over the world for himself.]] At this point, anyone with a Sharingan should be put on a blacklist.
24th Jan '17 9:18:40 PM JM1982
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* Subverted in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''. The title character is often an IdiotHero and UselessProtagonist, but there are multiple examples of his screw-ups either helping his {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}s save the day, or simply destroying the villains' plans outright.
8th Jan '17 10:38:34 PM Vir
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* Stan Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. This is most prominently shown in the hurricane episode, in which his attempts to save the family just keep making things worse and nearly get everyone killed. Francine even flat-out tells Stan to his face that, while his crisis-based decisions may ''seem'' reasonable at first, they ''always'' end badly.

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* Stan Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' This is most prominently shown in the hurricane episode, in which his attempts to save the family just keep making things worse and nearly get everyone killed. Francine even flat-out tells Stan to his face that, while his crisis-based decisions may ''seem'' reasonable at first, they ''always'' end badly.
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