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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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* TookALevelInDumbass/{{Live-Action TV}}TookALevelInDumbass/LiveActionTV
14th Mar '14 12:09:00 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* TookALevelInDumbass/FanFic
26th Feb '14 11:37:20 PM KJMackley
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Generally PlayedForLaughs. Sometimes used on the supporting characters to make the hero look more competent. It should be noted that [[TropesAreNotBad this isn't always a bad thing]]. In some cases, viewers may find the over the top idiocy of a character more entertaining than the character's original concept. Or sometimes, it's just that the show gets a pack of new writers and they turn the guy into a moron for kicks.

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Generally PlayedForLaughs. Sometimes used on the supporting characters to make the hero look more competent. Or sometimes, it's just that the show gets a pack of new writers and they turn the guy into a moron for kicks. It should be noted that [[TropesAreNotBad this isn't always a bad thing]]. In some cases, viewers may find the over the top idiocy of a character more entertaining than the character's original concept. Or sometimes, it's just concept, or that the show gets a pack giving them some idiotic traits make them more of new writers and they turn the guy into a moron for kicks.
RoundedCharacter.
20th Feb '14 11:46:54 AM ixfd64
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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Compare 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.
16th Jul '13 5:26:11 AM Willbyr
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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Compare TookALevelInJerkass. Contrast TookALevelInBadass and DumbassNoMore.

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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Compare TookALevelInJerkass. Contrast TookALevelInBadass and DumbassNoMore.
16th Jul '13 5:25:02 AM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whyhookwhy_4264.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Notice the complete lack of [[DamselInDistress Captured Tinker Bell]] on the right.]]

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[[quoteright:350:[[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whyhookwhy_4264.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Notice the complete lack of [[DamselInDistress Captured Tinker Bell]] on the right.]]
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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Contrast TookALevelInBadass and DumbassNoMore.

Compare TookALevelInJerkass.

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May result in a typical IdiotHero degenerating into TooDumbToLive. Compare TookALevelInJerkass. Contrast TookALevelInBadass and DumbassNoMore.

Compare TookALevelInJerkass.
DumbassNoMore.
20th May '13 2:23:58 PM ritzoreo
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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, 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 anything other than a complete moron. For this very reason, 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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