History Main / UnfitForGreatness

22nd Mar '17 3:35:22 AM NightShade96
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Gruven Zann from [[Literature/{{Redwall}} The Taggerung]]. He's a SpoiledBrat, DirtyCoward, an idiot, [[ClaimingTheKill claims to have killed]] the previous Taggerung ([[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated who is still alive]]), and turns out to be a GeneralFailure.
17th Mar '17 3:10:06 PM TheNicestGuy
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Wang Lun of ''Literature/WaterMargin'' is an interesting case. As the original leader of the outlaws of Liangshan Marsh, no one would really expect him to be a good guy, but he nevertheless holds the position that the audience knows (if familiar with the source folklore) belongs ultimately to the famous [[DesignatedHero Song Jiang]]. As well-known and valiant men begin flocking to his band, seeking fortune and refuge from the law, Lun realizes that he may be Unfit For Greatness, and he tries turning away those he sees as [[LeaderWannabe Leader Wannabes]] even though they would be great assets to the group. This "discourtesy" is his [[NiceJobFixingItVillain undoing]].
10th Jan '17 4:15:02 AM Euodiachloris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[SuccessionCrisis Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.

to:

** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[AChildShallLeadThem The Young Dragon]]" (Daeron I), "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar Beggar]] [[TheExile King]]" (Viserys III) self-styled-III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[SuccessionCrisis Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.
8th Dec '16 7:07:29 AM EDP
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[GenreSavvy Being smart enough to realize they aren't fit for their new posts]], Bonton and Manootensyon are trying to find someone who ''is'', and, in Manootensyon's case, grow a high-caste scientist who can just recreate an emperor, a group of generals and the necessary scientists. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Manootensyon isn't good enough to create a proper high-cast scientist and obtained someone stupider than himself]], and Bonton's wish to find a proper superior leads him to [[spoiler:hands command over to ''Paperinik'' when he says he's a representative of an Evronian emperor]].

to:

** [[GenreSavvy Being smart enough to realize they aren't fit for their new posts]], Bonton and Manootensyon are trying to find someone who ''is'', and, in Manootensyon's case, grow a high-caste scientist who can just recreate an emperor, a group of generals and the necessary scientists. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Manootensyon isn't good enough to create a proper high-cast scientist and obtained someone grew him stupider than himself]], himself]] [[spoiler:(or, rather, just as smart as he should have been, but [[WhiteSheep good]]. And, knowing they'd kill him if they found out before he came up with a plan to neutralize the others without killing them, [[ObfuscatingStupidity he feigned being an idiot]])]], and Bonton's wish to find a proper superior leads him to [[spoiler:hands command over to ''Paperinik'' [[BavarianFireDrill when he says he's a representative of an Evronian emperor]].
emperor]]]].
27th Nov '16 3:10:20 AM EDP
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' relaunch story "Chronicle of a Return" has the Evronians Bonton and Manootensyon, a sergeant and a spore technician. Bonton is an ''awesome'' SergeantRock and Manootensyon can easily grow hundreds of spores into warriors, but when [[YouAreInCommandNow anyone above him on their planetoid dies]] and they have to take over as commander and head scientist respectively they're ''far'' out of their competence zones. [[GenreSavvy They know it perfectly]], and the first thing Manootensyon does while Bonton holds the line is to try and grow a high-caste scientist that will be able to create proper replacements for the generals and emperor they lost, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption but isn't smart enough for it and obtains someone stupider than himself]].

to:

* The ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' relaunch story "Chronicle of a Return" has the Evronians Bonton and Manootensyon, a sergeant and a spore technician. Bonton is an ''awesome'' SergeantRock and Manootensyon can easily grow hundreds of spores into warriors, but when [[YouAreInCommandNow anyone above him on their planetoid dies]] and they have to take over as commander and head scientist respectively they're ''far'' out of their competence zones. zones.
**
[[GenreSavvy They know it perfectly]], Being smart enough to realize they aren't fit for their new posts]], Bonton and the first thing Manootensyon does while Bonton holds the line is are trying to try and find someone who ''is'', and, in Manootensyon's case, grow a high-caste scientist that will be able to create proper replacements for the who can just recreate an emperor, a group of generals and emperor they lost, the necessary scientists. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption but Manootensyon isn't smart good enough for it to create a proper high-cast scientist and obtains obtained someone stupider than himself]].
himself]], and Bonton's wish to find a proper superior leads him to [[spoiler:hands command over to ''Paperinik'' when he says he's a representative of an Evronian emperor]].
27th Nov '16 2:41:22 AM EDP
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' relaunch story "Chronicle of a Return" has the Evronians Bonton and Manootensyon, a sergeant and a spore technician. Bonton is an ''awesome'' SergeantRock and Manootensyon can easily grow hundreds of spores into warriors, but when [[YouAreInCommandNow anyone above him on their planetoid dies]] and they have to take over as commander and head scientist respectively they're ''far'' out of their competence zones. [[GenreSavvy They know it perfectly]], and the first thing Manootensyon does while Bonton holds the line is to try and grow a high-caste scientist that will be able to create proper replacements for the generals and emperor they lost, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption but isn't smart enough for it and obtains someone stupider than himself]].
7th Aug '16 4:29:08 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[AC:Anime and Manga]]

to:

[[AC:Anime [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Anime
and Manga]]Manga ]]



[[AC:ComicBooks]]

to:

[[AC:ComicBooks]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]



[[AC:{{Film}} -- Live-Action]]

to:

[[AC:{{Film}} [[/folder]]

[[folder: Film
-- Live-Action]]Live-Action ]]



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Literature}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Literature ]]



[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Abaddon views Crowley this way because he is a salesman instead of a conqueror.

to:

[[AC:LiveActionTV]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Abaddon views Crowley this way because he is a salesman instead of a conqueror.



[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]

to:

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Theatre ]]



[[AC:VideoGames]]

to:

[[AC:VideoGames]][[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]


Added DiffLines:


[[/folder]]
13th Jul '16 5:37:15 AM Euodiachloris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[WarOfSuccession Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.

to:

** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[WarOfSuccession [[SuccessionCrisis Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.
13th Jul '16 5:33:11 AM Euodiachloris
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]

to:

** The Targaryens occasionally produced kings who were this, gathering sobriquets like "[[TheBlueBeard The Cruel]]" (Maegor I) and "[[RoyallyScrewedUp The Mad]]" (Aerys II) for the obvious ones, and ones like "[[CloudCuckoolander The Befuddled]]" (Baelor I) and "[[ImpoverishedPatrician The Beggar King]]" (Viserys III) for the borderline cases. But, only one got stamped with this trope in a direct form of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with no hint of irony, hedging or excusing whatsoever: Aegon IV, "[[LoveRuinsTheRealm The Unworthy]]". [[UpToEleven There's a reason for that.]]that:]] almost ''everything'' he did ''guaranteed'' that the [[WarOfSuccession Blackfyre Rebellions]] (note the plural) would occur upon his death and that their impact would last for decades more beyond their apparent end. Well done, {{Jerkass}}.
21st Jun '16 2:33:45 PM eowynjedi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Sophos of ''Literature/QueensThief'' is the highly reluctant heir to Sounis who would much rather spend his time studying history, poetry, and natural principles than learn to fight and conduct politics. As a result he's a big disappointment to his father and his uncle Sounis. The fourth book has Sophos given a sharp dose of reality when he's abducted by barons who want to make him a PuppetKing and he realizes his apathy has done a terrible disservice to his country. He proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass shape up]].

to:

* Sophos of ''Literature/QueensThief'' ''Literature/TheQueensThief'' is the highly reluctant heir to Sounis who would much rather spend his time studying history, poetry, and natural principles than learn to fight and conduct politics. As a result he's a big disappointment to his father and his uncle Sounis. The fourth book has Sophos given a sharp dose of reality when he's abducted by barons who want to make him a PuppetKing and he realizes his apathy has done a terrible disservice to his country. He proceeds to [[TookALevelInBadass shape up]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 73. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.UnfitForGreatness