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7th Feb '17 4:36:51 PM Phys101
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** Another one has General Halftrack issuing a camp-wide directive not to stick one's nose in in one's canteen.[[note]]An obsolete '''heavy''' water container used for hiking.[[/note]] Discussion wondering who would be so stupid trickles up (including Sarge's {{Lampshading}} the SchmuckBait) to the General, shown angry and porting a heavily bandaged nose.

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** Another one has General Halftrack issuing a camp-wide directive not to stick one's nose in in one's canteen.[[note]]An obsolete '''heavy''' metal water container used for hiking.[[/note]] Discussion wondering who would be so stupid trickles up (including Sarge's {{Lampshading}} the SchmuckBait) to the General, shown angry and porting a heavily bandaged nose.
7th Feb '17 4:33:11 PM Phys101
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** Another one has General Halftrack issuing a camp-wide directive not to stick one's nose in in one's canteen.[[note]]An obsolete '''heavy''' water container used for hiking.[[/note]] Discussion wondering who would be so stupid trickles up (including Sarge's {{Lampshading}} the SchmuckBait) to the General, shown angry and porting a heavily bandaged nose.
** Similarly, Sarge issues a directive (this time, only to the Company) not to try to dislodge a ball stuck on a roof by kicking the building. Beetle, Killer, ''et al.'' confront an angry frowning Sarge, in a full leg cast hidden behind the desk.
28th Jan '17 10:18:29 AM Daeolus
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* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', Strong Sad that only an idiot would take on Strong Bad's Trogdor-possessed arcade cabinet alone. When Strong Bad has trouble getting close to it, he thinks on these words. Homestar dutifully appears right on cue.

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* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', Strong Sad outright says that only an idiot would take on Strong Bad's Trogdor-possessed arcade cabinet alone. When Strong Bad has trouble getting close to it, he thinks on these words. Homestar dutifully appears right on cue.
28th Jan '17 6:06:47 AM TonyG
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': The citizens of Springfield decide to have someone distract Russ Cargill while the others escape the dome.
-->'''Lenny:''' But who would be stupid enough to stay while we escape with our lives?\\
'''Cletus Spuckler:''' Ahem. My time to shine!
25th Jan '17 12:37:30 PM HeroicJay
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* In ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'', Strong Sad that only an idiot would take on Strong Bad's Trogdor-possessed arcade cabinet alone. When Strong Bad has trouble getting close to it, he thinks on these words. Homestar dutifully appears right on cue.
4th Jan '17 4:17:22 PM nombretomado
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** GLaDOS's chamber features a back door labelled: "GLaDOS Emergency Shutdown and [[TheCakeIsALie Cake Dispensary]]". Naturally, there's [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption nothing to do]] but try to open it. GLaDOS can't believe it when you fall for it.

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** GLaDOS's [=GLaDOS=]'s chamber features a back door labelled: "GLaDOS "[=GLaDOS=] Emergency Shutdown and [[TheCakeIsALie Cake Dispensary]]". Naturally, there's [[StupidityIsTheOnlyOption nothing to do]] but try to open it. GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] can't believe it when you fall for it.
26th Dec '16 9:57:26 PM Averagemoe
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* Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath combines this with ButThouMust in the second[[note]] technically third because of a prequel[[/note]] game, where the only way to progress is to get caught in an obvious trap, while the people who set the trap debate whether you'll fall for it.
23rd Dec '16 3:41:16 PM Daeolus
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** At one point, the Empire tries this method themselves. The ship transporting intel on the second Death Star is being moved on[[spoiler: [[ShmuckBait specifically to leak the intelligence and lure the Rebels in the trap of]] ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'']]:

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** At one point, the Empire tries this method themselves. The ship transporting intel on the second Death Star is being moved on[[spoiler: on a cargo freighter which is loaded with fertilizer [[spoiler: [[ShmuckBait specifically to leak the intelligence and lure the Rebels in the trap of]] ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'']]:
2nd Dec '16 1:43:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* A {{Badass}} version of this occurs when episode twelve of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' pits the crew against Spiral King general Adiane. The fight ends up with Adiane's mecha on the deck of Team Dai-Gurren's battleship. Adiane taunts them with the fact that they wouldn't be stupid enough to fire on her when they're so close to one another.

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* A {{Badass}} badass version of this occurs when episode twelve of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' pits the crew against Spiral King general Adiane. The fight ends up with Adiane's mecha on the deck of Team Dai-Gurren's battleship. Adiane taunts them with the fact that they wouldn't be stupid enough to fire on her when they're so close to one another.
5th Nov '16 5:15:26 PM billybobfred
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See also SchmuckBait; DontTouchItYouIdiot; WhatDoesThisButtonDo. For the case when a character innocently mocks some action in the presence of someone who ''did'' said action, see ObliviousMockery. For the case where people believe that a certain character ''is'' stupid enough to do something, see NoOneElseIsThatDumb. The inverse is NobodysThatDumb where a character proves even ''they'' aren't dumb enough to do something.

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See also SchmuckBait; DontTouchItYouIdiot; WhatDoesThisButtonDo. For the case when a character innocently mocks some action in the presence of someone who ''did'' said action, see ObliviousMockery. For the case where people believe that a certain character ''is'' stupid enough to do something, see NoOneElseIsThatDumb. The inverse is NobodysThatDumb where a character proves even ''they'' aren't dumb enough to do something. \n MurphysLaw asserts that ''someone'' is stupid enough to do ''anything'', and the problem when people do stupid things is that the things ''could'' be done.
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