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15th Jun '17 7:05:33 AM rafi
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*** Paperinika made a comeback in the Ultraheroes storyline, where all the major Disney comics superheroes teamed up. This time, though, she's been written as even more incompetent than Donald when the two get together; mainly because she is so driven to prove herself Paperinik's equal that she worries about that more than the job at hand, and they end up bickering when they should be saving the day.

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*** Paperinika made a comeback in the Ultraheroes ''ComicBook/{{Ultraheroes}}'' storyline, where all the major Disney comics superheroes teamed up. This time, though, she's been written as even more incompetent than Donald when the two get together; mainly because she is so driven to prove herself Paperinik's equal that she worries about that more than the job at hand, and they end up bickering when they should be saving the day.
15th Jun '17 6:55:08 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' comics:
** A truly infuriating example of this trope occurred at one point when the creators of Paperinik decided to give him a DistaffCounterpart and thus gave Daisy Duck her own superhero identity of Paperinika. Naturally, a great deal of stories involved them working together. Unfortunately, not only did they end up constantly bickering and hating each other in their secret identities, which was annoying enough on its own, but every time they were together, Paperinik suddenly lost all competence and reverted to JerkAss bungling DonaldDuck in a costume. Seeing as ''the whole point of Paperinik's creation'' was responding to fans' complaints that Donald was always a ButtMonkey loser, the fans were not pleased at this development, leading to Italy axing Paperinika all together (though she is still used in the Brazilian comics).\\
Paperinika made a comeback in the Ultraheroes storyline, where all the major Disney comics superheroes teamed up. This time, though, she's been written as even more incompetent than Donald when the two get together; mainly because she is so driven to prove herself Paperinik's equal that she worries about that more than the job at hand, and they end up bickering when they should be saving the day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'' comics:
** A truly infuriating example of this trope occurred at one point when the creators of Paperinik decided to give him a DistaffCounterpart and thus gave Daisy Duck her own superhero identity of Paperinika. Naturally, a great deal of stories involved them working together. Unfortunately, not only did they end up constantly bickering and hating each other in their secret identities, which was annoying enough on its own, but every time they were together, Paperinik suddenly lost all competence and reverted to JerkAss bungling DonaldDuck in a costume. Seeing as ''the whole point of Paperinik's creation'' was responding to fans' complaints that Donald was always a ButtMonkey loser, the fans were not pleased at this development, leading to Italy axing Paperinika all together (though she is still used in the Brazilian comics).\\
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Paperinika made a comeback in the Ultraheroes storyline, where all the major Disney comics superheroes teamed up. This time, though, she's been written as even more incompetent than Donald when the two get together; mainly because she is so driven to prove herself Paperinik's equal that she worries about that more than the job at hand, and they end up bickering when they should be saving the day.
22nd May '17 5:41:18 AM ading
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* Lois and Peter Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. This is somewhat subverted in that Lois is far from perfect herself, often giving into temptations such as theft and lust. While she always outshines Peter, she is often outshone by their intellectual and compassionate dog, Brian. Of course, even Brian has a number of character flaws like alcoholism and angry outbursts.
** For the first season at least though, its played completely straight (with such pedestrian examples as having Peter bring home a fish he caught making a mess all over the house Lois had just cleaned and believing he kept his end of the marital bargain by providing raw food that Lois would have to spend hours preparing). Peter is always the jerk or the idiot and if Lois ever loses her patience, its only having been driven to the point where even Mother Theresa would lose it. She and Meg only develop real comic character flaws in later seasons (though given it's evolution into more [[SadistShow sadistic humor]] they [[BitchInSheepsClothing take said flaws to extremes]]).

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* Lois and Peter Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. This is somewhat subverted in that Lois is far from perfect herself, often giving into temptations such as theft and lust. While she always outshines Peter, she is often outshone by their intellectual and compassionate dog, Brian. Of course, even Brian has a number of character flaws like alcoholism and angry outbursts.
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outbursts. For the first season at least least, though, its it was played completely straight (with such pedestrian examples as having Peter bring home a fish he caught making a mess all over the house Lois had just cleaned and believing he kept his end of the marital bargain by providing raw food that Lois would have to spend hours preparing). straight. Peter is always the jerk or the idiot idiot, and if Lois ever loses her patience, its it's only due to having been driven to the point where even Mother Theresa would lose it. She and Meg only develop real comic character flaws in later seasons (though given it's its evolution into more [[SadistShow sadistic humor]] they [[BitchInSheepsClothing take said flaws to extremes]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Fred and Wilma and to a lesser degree Barney and Betty.
* Similarly, George and Jane of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''. ("JANE, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!")
* Cosmo and Wanda in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
** To a lesser extent, Timmy's parents. Sure, they're both nuts, but his dad's considerably ''more'' nuts.
** Inverted with Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda. Anti-Cosmo is an EvilGenius, while Anti-Wanda is a dim-witted redneck who eats with her feet.

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Fred and Wilma and to a lesser degree Barney and Betty.
* %%* Similarly, George and Jane of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''. ("JANE, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!")
* %%* Cosmo and Wanda in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''.
** %%** To a lesser extent, Timmy's parents. Sure, they're both nuts, but his dad's considerably ''more'' nuts.
** %%** Inverted with Anti-Cosmo and Anti-Wanda. Anti-Cosmo is an EvilGenius, while Anti-Wanda is a dim-witted redneck who eats with her feet.
22nd May '17 5:40:02 AM ading
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* Though Jimmy is smarter than both of them, [[JimmyNeutron Hugh Neutron]] is definitely the stupid one in the family.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'': Though Jimmy is smarter than both of them, [[JimmyNeutron Hugh Neutron]] is definitely the stupid one in the family.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', The male and female characters outside of the Gumball home each have their personality quirks based on what kind of creature they are, but within the household Gumball's mother and sister are easily the smartest characters in the show and their father by far the dumbest and laziest guy in town who once even had a competition to see who's the laziest with the man who's now the town's hardest worker but who used to go by the name of "Lazy Larry". His sister is even found to have a genius IQ. Of course everyone in the family has a breaking point, like in the episode where the family's fight over the TV remote takes them all over town and in another episode where they just can't find anywhere to park their car no matter how hard they try. Gumball and Darwin are both equally stupid, but Darwin seems to have more common sense when it comes to Darwin's hair-brained schemes.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', The the male and female characters outside of the Gumball home each have their personality quirks based on what kind of creature they are, but within the household Gumball's mother and sister are easily the smartest characters in the show and their father by far the dumbest and laziest guy in town who once even had a competition to see who's the laziest with the man who's now the town's hardest worker but who used to go by the name of "Lazy Larry". His sister is even found to have a genius IQ. Of course everyone in the family has a breaking point, like in the episode where the family's fight over the TV remote takes them all over town and in another episode where they just can't find anywhere to park their car no matter how hard they try. Gumball and Darwin are both equally stupid, but Darwin seems to have more common sense when it comes to Darwin's hair-brained schemes.



* Another aversion in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Mandy, is way smarter than Billy (something that is not too hard, anyway) but is also amoral, mean and manipulative. In fact, the closest the show has to a morally-adjusted character is [[TheGrimReaper Grim]]

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* Another aversion in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Mandy, ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Mandy is way smarter than Billy (something (not that is not too hard, that's a very high bar, anyway) but is also amoral, mean and manipulative. In fact, the closest the show has to a morally-adjusted character is [[TheGrimReaper Grim]]Grim]].


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* Averted on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. Bloberta Puppington's abuse is more subtle than her husband's, but, in her own way, she's just as horrible a parent, Christian, and human being in general as Clay.
* Played with on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Heloise, the token girl, is far and away the smartest character on the show, and is the one who really keeps Miseryville running in the face of the incompetence of her male coworkers. However, she's also a deranged, sadistic EnfantTerrible who mainly uses her skills to make the rest of the population miserable ForTheEvulz, while Jimmy is the show's moral centre.
20th May '17 10:06:34 AM nombretomado
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* In many {{Role Playing Game}}s, like the early ''{{Ultima}}'' games, if given the choice of gender for the player characters, odds are men will have increased Stregnth stats, while women will have increased Magic stats. That is, if there's a difference at all.'

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* In many {{Role Playing Game}}s, like the early ''{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games, if given the choice of gender for the player characters, odds are men will have increased Stregnth stats, while women will have increased Magic stats. That is, if there's a difference at all.'
19th May '17 4:51:55 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/InAWorld...'': All men in the film are either StrawMisogynist assholes (Gustav) or [[NonActionGuy so diffident and non-threatening as to be effectively neutered]] (Creator/DemetriMartin and Rob Corddry's characters). The latter is presented as the "good" alternative, and Sam Soto's transition from the former to the latter is presented as character development. The women aren't presented as perfect--witness Dani's guilt over cheating on her husband or Carol starting the movie as a semi-employed [[ManChild Woman Child]] still living with Daddy at 32--but they're still presented as more competent than and morally superior to the men.

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* ''Film/InAWorld...'': All men in the film are either StrawMisogynist assholes (Gustav) or [[NonActionGuy so diffident and non-threatening as to be effectively neutered]] (Creator/DemetriMartin and Rob Corddry's Creator/RobCorddry's characters). The latter is presented as the "good" alternative, and Sam Soto's transition from the former to the latter is presented as character development. The women aren't presented as perfect--witness Dani's guilt over cheating on her husband or Carol starting the movie as a semi-employed [[ManChild Woman Child]] still living with Daddy at 32--but they're still presented as more competent than and morally superior to the men.
12th May '17 8:33:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' (a comic strip)

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-->-- ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' (a ([[ThisIsReality a comic strip)
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9th May '17 9:55:51 PM waters20
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* Muriel in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' plays with this trope. While she's definitely much wiser than her {{Jerkass}} husband Eustace, giving how Eustace often [[TooDumbToLive ends up on the receiving end of great danger due to his stupidity and stubbornness]], Muriel's intelligence often varies depending on the events she goes through. Some episodes, she is very aware of the danger she and the other two main characters come across. In others, she usually [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter trusts some of the villains despite how clearly ominous they appear]].

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* Muriel in ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' plays with this trope. While she's definitely much wiser than her {{Jerkass}} husband Eustace, giving given how Eustace often [[TooDumbToLive ends up on the receiving end of great danger due to his stupidity and stubbornness]], Muriel's intelligence often varies depending on the events she goes through. Some episodes, she is very aware of the danger she and the other two main characters come across. In others, she usually [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter trusts some of the villains despite how clearly ominous they appear]].



* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' has a CompetenceZone that drastically favors 11-year-olds... when it comes to the guys. Peg, the only adult woman in the cast, is also the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] a lot of the time, and actually has ''more'' sense than Max (which of her and PJ has more primarily depends on who is in focus). Completely averted with the Petes' kids, though, with PJ being the OnlySaneMan whenever Peg isn't and Pistol being totally hyperactive--it should be noted, however, that PJ is both in the CompetenceZone and InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, while Pistol is extremely young.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' has a CompetenceZone that drastically favors 11-year-olds... when it comes to the guys. Peg, the only adult woman in the cast, is also the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] a lot of the time, and actually has ''more'' sense than Max Pete (which of her and PJ has more primarily depends on who is in focus). Completely averted with the Petes' kids, though, with PJ being the OnlySaneMan whenever Peg isn't and Pistol being totally hyperactive--it should be noted, however, that PJ is both in the CompetenceZone and InTouchWithHisFeminineSide, while Pistol is extremely young.
4th Apr '17 9:50:50 PM Adept
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'''Susan:''' ''[[ThisIsReality Why can't my life be like a f*ckin' comic strip!!!]]''

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'''Susan:''' ''[[ThisIsReality Why ''Why can't my life be like a f*ckin' comic strip!!!]]''strip!!!''



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2nd Apr '17 12:15:03 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah'' by Creator/HenrikWergeland ''runs'' on this trope. The entire human race is ensouled by a male spirit, Phun-Abiriel, who took abode in Adam because he wanted to rule a "lesser" world than the spiritual one, and a female spirit, Ohebiel, who likewise took abode in Eve. She did this because she feared that humanity would be utterly lost without her spiritual guidance. And true to form, the influence of Ohebiel serves to make humanity wiser and is possibly the route to salvation, because this spiritual element is necessary for the spiritual development of {{Jesus}} when he becomes the saviour. Thus, the female part of the human soul is essential for humanity to survive.

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* ''Literature/CreationManAndTheMessiah'' by Creator/HenrikWergeland ''runs'' on this trope. The entire human race is ensouled by a male spirit, Phun-Abiriel, who took abode in Adam because he wanted to rule a "lesser" world than the spiritual one, and a female spirit, Ohebiel, who likewise took abode in Eve. She did this because she feared that humanity would be utterly lost without her spiritual guidance. And true to form, the influence of Ohebiel serves to make humanity wiser and is possibly the route to salvation, because this spiritual element is necessary for the spiritual development of {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} when he becomes the saviour. Thus, the female part of the human soul is essential for humanity to survive.
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