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31st Mar '18 5:24:33 AM MisterTambourineMan
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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: [[TheLeader Fugaku Uchiha]], who attempted a coup to take over the Leaf Village, which provoked Danzo into ordering Itachi to execute The Uchiha Massacre, [[AloofBigBrother Itachi Uchiha]] whose desire to protect his younger brother led him to place 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]], who manipulates events that throw the ninja world into chaos and war, and [[BigBad 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. And of course, there's [[{{Deuteragonist}} Sasuke Uchiha]], who not only abandons his friends and comrades, causing more problems for the heroes, but also 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.
25th Feb '18 8:49:43 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': PlayedForDrama with Joffrey. He is so utterly incompetent at anything that doesn't involve tormenting people, and so utterly devoted to the latter, that he never really sees the big political picture and ultimately creates problem after problem for the Lannisters who in Cersei and Tywin were trying to rule through him. This is one of the reasons why Tywin has no issue with Margaery trying to manipulate him, at least in the beginning, because then at least ''somebody'' is keeping him on a leash.
5th Feb '18 4:31:56 PM KingLyger
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* Berlioz in ''FanFic/TheAristocatsIsland''.

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* %%* Berlioz in ''FanFic/TheAristocatsIsland''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Twilight Sparkle excels during the academic portion of the titular Games, but is completely hopeless in the athletic portion. She [[FaceFault faceplants after trying to do a simple jump]], takes ages to swing on a rope, and misses every shot with her arrows in archery. It takes Applejack, one of Twilight's rivals from the other team, giving Twilight advice before she even hits the target, and by then, the Shadowbolts are hopelessly behind.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Twilight Sparkle excels during the academic portion of the titular Games, but is completely hopeless in the athletic portion. She [[FaceFault faceplants after trying to do a simple jump]], takes ages to swing on a rope, and misses every shot with her arrows in archery. It takes Applejack, one of Twilight's rivals from the other team, team giving Twilight advice before she even hits the target, and by then, the Shadowbolts are Twilight's team is hopelessly behind.



* Flik in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is this to the ant colony at first. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets better.]]

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* Flik in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is this to the ant colony at first. [[CharacterDevelopment first, more interested in doing things in a BrilliantButLazy way, so much so that he never pulls his own weight.. He gets better.]]better after some character development, as well as showing true bravery by standing up to the grasshopper army.
31st Jan '18 4:43:51 PM theLibrarian
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** And then there's what happened when the group finally found a boat. It turns out, while everyone else was out doing something else, and Ben was left guarding the boat, another group of survivors, who are essentially made up ''of a doctor and elderly cancer patients'', are able to steal the boat. Everyone else is very rightfully angry at him for this.
14th Dec '17 5:22:03 PM ClintEastwood
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** Dodo, if she's remembered at all, is mostly remembered for all the plans she ruined over her tenure. In "The Ark" she nearly wipes out the remnants of humanity by giving them her cold (which they have no immunity to). In "The Celestial Toymaker" Steven reminds her of what her plan is three or four times and she still forgets it at the crunch time. In "The Gunfighters" she nearly shoots Doc Holliday before the gunfight at the OK Corral.
** Adric qualifies. In the Fifth Doctor's first story, Castrovalva, he allies himself with The Master after being captured by him, and in Earthshock, the whole plot is kicked off by him arguing with the Doctor over wanting to return to his home planet [[spoiler:which eventually results in his death]].

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** Dodo, if she's remembered at all, is mostly remembered for all the plans she ruined over her tenure. In "The Ark" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E6TheArk The Ark]]" she nearly wipes out the remnants of humanity by giving them her cold (which they have no immunity to). In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E7TheCelestialToymaker The Celestial Toymaker" Toymaker]]" Steven reminds her of what her plan is three or four times and she still forgets it at the crunch time. In "The Gunfighters" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters The Gunfighters]]" she nearly shoots Doc Holliday before the gunfight at the OK Corral.
** Adric qualifies. In the Fifth Doctor's first story, Castrovalva, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E1Castrovalva Castrovalva]]", he allies himself with The Master after being captured by him, and in Earthshock, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E5Earthschock Earthshock]]", the whole plot is kicked off by him arguing with the Doctor over wanting to return to his home planet [[spoiler:which eventually results in his death]].
8th Dec '17 10:44:48 AM 32_Footsteps
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* The second season of ''Anime/{{Shirobako}}'' introduces one in the form of Shinsuke Chazawa, the editor for the InUniverse ''Third Aerial Girls' Squad'' manga that the main characters are trying to adapt to an anime. Given the lengths he goes to hinder [=MusuAni=] in producing the series, up to [[spoiler: deliberately doing everything he can to prevent the director from communicating with the manga's author]], it'd be understandable for a viewer to think that he was deliberately being paid to sabotage production (he's not; he's just resentful of anything that gets in the way of his leisure time). A conservative estimate would be that at least half of all the problems in the second season are his fault.
5th Dec '17 1:01:46 PM lluewhyn
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* In George R.R. Martin's first novel, ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'', this role could actually be used to describe the ''protagonist'' at best, or almost ''all of the named characters'' at worst, as the plot is driven by the main characters largely making things worse for everyone around them inadvertently as well as themselves, with first place going to the Protagonist, and second place going to his love interest whose jaw-droppingly bad [[PoorCommunicationKills lack of communication]] sets up their backstory and prolongs the plot. It also doesn't help that there's a character that seems to be an early version of Littlefinger pulling some strings, but at least he's ''trying'' to cause issues.

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* In George R.R. Martin's first novel, ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'', this role could actually be used to describe the ''protagonist'' at best, or almost ''all of the named characters'' at worst, as the worst. The plot is largely driven by the main characters largely inadvertently making things worse for everyone around them inadvertently as well as themselves, with first place going to the Protagonist, and second place going to his love interest whose jaw-droppingly bad [[PoorCommunicationKills lack of communication]] sets up their backstory and prolongs the plot. It also doesn't help that there's a character that seems to be an early version of Littlefinger pulling some strings, but at least he's ''trying'' to cause issues.
5th Dec '17 1:00:12 PM lluewhyn
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* In George R.R. Martin's first novel, ''Literature/DyingOfTheLight'', this role could actually be used to describe the ''protagonist'' at best, or almost ''all of the named characters'' at worst, as the plot is driven by the main characters largely making things worse for everyone around them inadvertently as well as themselves, with first place going to the Protagonist, and second place going to his love interest whose jaw-droppingly bad [[PoorCommunicationKills lack of communication]] sets up their backstory and prolongs the plot. It also doesn't help that there's a character that seems to be an early version of Littlefinger pulling some strings, but at least he's ''trying'' to cause issues.
7th Nov '17 3:00:44 PM KingLyger
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', Twilight Sparkle excels during the academic portion of the titular Games, but is completely hopeless in the athletic portion. She [[FaceFault faceplants after trying to do a simple jump]], takes ages to swing on a rope, and misses every shot with her arrows in archery. It takes Applejack, one of Twilight's rivals from the other team, giving Twilight advice before she even hits the target, and by then, the Shadowbolts are hopelessly behind.
31st Oct '17 9:35:49 PM PaulA
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* Manny Heffley in the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' series is often shown screwing things up for Greg and sometimes even the entire family across the entire series. This came to a head in the 9th book ''The Long Haul'' where he's a hindrance to the family's vacation plans and road trip at many points throughout the book. (Forcing the family to skip several stops they wanted to make because he throws a tantrum whenever his naps are interrupted, constantly trying to run away to find a pig they had won at a fair and were forced to give up, etc.) [[spoiler:It isn't until the end of the book that he finally manages to vindicate himself by getting the family out of trouble by way of his surprisingly fluent Spanish...even if it was just to go back to a petting zoo where the Heffleys had left the aforementioned pig.]]

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* Manny Heffley in the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' series is often shown screwing things up for Greg and sometimes even the entire family across the entire series. This came to a head in the 9th book ''The Long Haul'' ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKidTheLongHaul'' where he's a hindrance to the family's vacation plans and road trip at many points throughout the book. (Forcing the family to skip several stops they wanted to make because he throws a tantrum whenever his naps are interrupted, constantly trying to run away to find a pig they had won at a fair and were forced to give up, etc.) [[spoiler:It isn't until the end of the book that he finally manages to vindicate himself by getting the family out of trouble by way of his surprisingly fluent Spanish...even if it was just to go back to a petting zoo where the Heffleys had left the aforementioned pig.]]
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