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7th Sep '17 4:54:34 PM Byzantine
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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 [[StupidEvil 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 PragmaticVillainy 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 [[StupidEvil utter stupidity]] which first causes a war and then places a constant thorn to 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 PragmaticVillainy into him, to no avail. In fact, Joffrey's very life ends because someone finally decides that working around him is impossible.
7th Sep '17 4:33:23 PM Byzantine
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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 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]], 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.

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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 placed 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.
24th Aug '17 4:24:11 PM KingLyger
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* In the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy, the Council serves as this for Shepard. Despite the fact that Shepard is a Spectre, ostensibly with carte blanche from said Council to break any law and do anything they feel is necessary to complete his/her mission,, ''any'' action Shepard takes is second-guessed by the Council, and vital information or resources are often withheld. [[spoiler:At one point in the first game, Shepard has to steal his/her own ship back because the Council put it on lockdown. Even after a galaxy-wide invasion in the third game, the Asari councilor delays telling Shepard about a Prothean beacon until its location is all but overrun with Reapers]].

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* In the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy, the Council serves as this for Shepard. Despite the fact that Shepard is a Spectre, ostensibly with carte blanche from said Council to break any law and do anything they s/he feel is necessary to complete his/her mission,, mission, ''any'' action Shepard takes is second-guessed by the Council, and vital information or resources are often withheld. [[spoiler:At one point in the first game, Shepard has to steal his/her own ship back because the Council put it on lockdown. Even after a galaxy-wide invasion in the third game, the Asari councilor delays telling Shepard about a Prothean beacon until its location is all but overrun with Reapers]].



* Claptrap from the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series. His complete inability to do anything right most of the time greatly annoys both the characters and players alike. Taken UpToEleven in the Claptastic Voyage DLC for ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', where it reveals his most disastrous accident to date.

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* Claptrap from the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' series. His complete inability to do anything right most of the time greatly annoys both the characters and players alike. Taken UpToEleven in the Claptastic Voyage DLC for ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', where it reveals his most disastrous accident to date. It's even made into a gameplay mechanic, wherein his ability may cause the other Vault Hunters to start randomly jumping or otherwise lose control.
24th Aug '17 4:22:33 PM KingLyger
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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** The Council for the most part. Despite the fact that you are Spectre, ostensibly with carte blanche from said Council, ''any'' action you take is second-guessed and vital information or resources are often withheld. Even after a galaxy-wide invasion, [[spoiler:the Asari councilor delays telling you about a Prothean beacon until its location is all but overrun with Reapers]].

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** The
In the original ''Franchise/MassEffect'' trilogy, the Council serves as this for the most part. Shepard. Despite the fact that you are Shepard is a Spectre, ostensibly with carte blanche from said Council, Council to break any law and do anything they feel is necessary to complete his/her mission,, ''any'' action you take Shepard takes is second-guessed by the Council, and vital information or resources are often withheld. [[spoiler:At one point in the first game, Shepard has to steal his/her own ship back because the Council put it on lockdown. Even after a galaxy-wide invasion, [[spoiler:the invasion in the third game, the Asari councilor delays telling you Shepard about a Prothean beacon until its location is all but overrun with Reapers]].
17th Aug '17 12:51:05 AM Hanz
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* Zack Galifianakis's character in ''Film/DueDate''.

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* Zack Galifianakis's character in ''Film/DueDate''.''Film/DueDate'', who not only plagues Peter with his stupidity but eventually reveals that [[spoiler:he's had his wallet the whole time and forced him on a cross-country trip due to a desire to be his friend]].
11th Jul '17 2:55:41 PM ngh93
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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]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 three]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3 movies]].

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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]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe through]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 three]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3 movies]].
11th Jul '17 2:55:09 PM ngh93
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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.

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* In "Disney/LiloAndStitch", 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.



* In "WesternAnimation/InsideOut", any of the 5 emotions who are not Joy messes up control over Riley one way over the other. Anger is the biggest offender in this regard, as every action he takes to control Riley results in the destruction of her 5 core personality islands. Sadness WAS responsible for interfering with Riley's core memories that caused her and Joy to be sucked out of headquarters, but it was also important to the story as it's revealed that [[spoiler:Sadness helps Riley open herself up about her disappointments, which eventually turns into happiness.]]
* 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]].

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* In "WesternAnimation/InsideOut", ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', any of the 5 emotions who are not Joy messes up control over Riley one way over the other. Anger is the biggest offender in this regard, as every action he takes to control Riley results in the destruction of her 5 core personality islands. Sadness WAS responsible for interfering with Riley's core memories that caused her and Joy to be sucked out of headquarters, but it was also important to the story as it's revealed that [[spoiler:Sadness helps Riley open herself up about her disappointments, which eventually turns into happiness.]]
* 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/DespicableMe]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2 three]] [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3 movies]].
2nd Jul '17 6:19:47 PM ironballs16
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* The titular ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is considered this by the end of Season Three, as described by two separate people [[TearJerker/BojackHorsemanSeason3 as quoted on its Tearjerker page]].

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* The titular ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is considered this by the end of Season Three, as described by two separate people [[spoiler: Todd and Ana Spanikopita]] [[TearJerker/BojackHorsemanSeason3 as quoted on its Tearjerker page]].
2nd Jul '17 6:19:14 PM ironballs16
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* The titular ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is considered this by the end of Season Three, as described by two separate people [[TearJerker/BojackHorsemanSeason3 as quoted on its Tearjerker page]].
24th Jun '17 4:15:33 PM Viira
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** Caboose is definitely the millstone of the Blue team. He has a tendency to kill his teammates (especially Church, whom he has killed in some fashion at least three times) and is otherwise unable to function in battle (in one scene, he manages to get a grenade stuck to the wall his team is hiding behind). In fact, he is best directed to fight the team's enemies by asking him to ''help the other side''.
*** Luckily (for him), he's lovable enough that he's turned into the TeamPet.

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** Caboose is definitely the millstone of the Blue team. He has a tendency to kill his teammates (especially Church, whom he has killed in some fashion at least three times) and is otherwise unable to function in battle (in one scene, he manages to get a grenade stuck to the wall his team is hiding behind). In fact, he is best directed to fight the team's enemies by asking him to ''help the other side''.
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side''. Luckily (for him), he's lovable enough that he's turned into the something of a TeamPet.
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