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17th Apr '18 10:45:33 PM Morgenthaler
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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Compare ForgotAboutHisPowers and TookALevelInJerkass. Contrast TookALevelInBadass and DumbassNoMore.

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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Compare ForgotAboutHisPowers and TookALevelInJerkass. Contrast TookALevelInBadass and DumbassNoMore.
DumbassNoMore. If this happens when one works gets adapted to another medium rather than occurring within the same work, see AdaptationalDumbass.
16th Apr '18 8:28:14 AM TheBigBopper
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A specific subtrope of {{Flanderization}} (and occasionally {{Jerkass}} also). As a series progresses, characters sometimes become more and more stupid as time goes on. Usually the reason is related to the BadassDecay phenomenon, but with the character's level of intelligence rather than his ability to kick ass, following something along the following cycle: an episode in which the characters acts like a total buffoon gets good ratings, so another one is made. It too gets good ratings. So they make another. And another. Eventually the character is so dumb that you wonder how he manages to walk across a room without injuring himself, and pretty soon everyone forgets that the character was anything other than a complete moron. For this very reason and the fact that it's easier to write comedy that involves dumb people, this trope is rather frequent in any comedy series.

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A specific subtrope of {{Flanderization}} (and occasionally {{Jerkass}} also). As a series progresses, characters sometimes become more and more stupid as time goes on. Usually the reason is related to the BadassDecay phenomenon, but with the character's level of intelligence rather than his ability to kick ass, following something along the following cycle: an episode in which the characters acts like a total buffoon gets good ratings, so another one is made. It too gets good ratings. So they make another. And another. Eventually the character is so dumb that you wonder how he manages to walk across a room without injuring himself, and pretty soon everyone forgets that the character was ever anything other than a complete moron. For this very reason and the fact that it's easier to write comedy that involves dumb people, this trope is rather frequent in any comedy series.
12th Apr '18 4:25:18 AM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:310:[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dumbassknux.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:310:[-Knuckles the Echidna, [[VideoGame/SonicRidersZeroGravity circa 2008]]: Translator of ancient runes. vs. Knuckles the Echidna, [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom circa 2014]]: Illiterate.-]]]
6th Mar '17 4:52:26 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dumbassknux.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Knuckles the Echidna, [[VideoGame/SonicRidersZeroGravity circa 2008]]: Translator of ancient runes. vs. Knuckles the Echidna, [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom circa 2014]]: Illiterate.]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog [[quoteright:310:[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dumbassknux.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Knuckles [[caption-width-right:310:[-Knuckles the Echidna, [[VideoGame/SonicRidersZeroGravity circa 2008]]: Translator of ancient runes. vs. Knuckles the Echidna, [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom circa 2014]]: Illiterate.]]
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6th Mar '17 2:08:37 PM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:350:Knuckles the Echidna, circa 2008: Translator of ancient runes. vs. Knuckles the Echidna, circa 2014: Illiterate.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Knuckles the Echidna, [[VideoGame/SonicRidersZeroGravity circa 2008: 2008]]: Translator of ancient runes. vs. Knuckles the Echidna, [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom circa 2014: 2014]]: Illiterate.]]]]
6th Mar '17 7:24:02 AM Berrenta
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[[quoteright:350:[[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dumbassknux.jpg]]]]
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13th Jul '15 7:37:17 AM otemple700
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->'''Suzaku''': Apparently if you score negative on an IQ test, you can get a free pass out of anything!
->'''Lelouche''': You did so bad you owe points?
->'''Suzaku''': I DID BAD?!
--->-- ''Code MENT''

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->'''Suzaku''': Apparently if you score negative on an IQ test, you can get a free pass out of anything!
->'''Lelouche''': You did so bad you owe points?
->'''Suzaku''': I DID BAD?!
--->-- ''Code MENT''
29th May '15 3:00:21 PM Mentro140
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->'''Suzaku''': Apparently if you score negative on an IQ test, you can get a free pass out of anything!
->'''Lelouche''': You did so bad you owe points?
->'''Suzaku''': I DID BAD?!
--->-- ''Code MENT''
19th Mar '15 10:40:31 PM poi99
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->'''Caboose''': I know where you can find O'Malley. [[BodySurf He lived inside my helmet for a while]], maybe he left an address to send his mail. We were like roommates.
-> '''Sarge''': Sounds like he took some of the furniture when he left. [[EscalatingPunchline And the carpet. And the drapes.]] [[{{Metaphorgotten}} And I wouldn't expect to get that deposit back, if you know what I mean.]]

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->'''Caboose''': I know where you can find O'Malley. [[BodySurf He lived inside my helmet for a while]], while, maybe he left an address to send his mail. We were like roommates.
-> '''Sarge''': Sounds like he took some of the furniture when he left. [[EscalatingPunchline And the carpet. And the drapes.]] [[{{Metaphorgotten}} And I wouldn't expect to get that deposit back, if you know what I mean.]]
21st Jul '14 6:16:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TookALevelInDumbass/{{Live-Action TV}}

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