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21st Jan '18 11:21:09 PM lillolillo
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* Ah, the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guardians of the Universe]]. Living proof that age does not necessarily equal wisdom, as it seems that in one way or another, pretty much every single one of their decisions backfires ''spectacularly''. Highlights of their past decisions coming back to bite them in the ass include the [[AIIsACrapshoot robotic]] [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Manhunters]], rogue Guardian [[OmnicidalManiac Krona]], [[EvilCounterpart rival corps]] such as the Red Lanterns and the Sinestro corps, and, last but not least, the events of ''ComicBook/EmeraldTwilight''. [[spoiler: And that was ''before'' [[FaceHeelTurn they went off the deep end]]]]. It is not an exaggeration to say that most of the conflict from the GL books stems in some way from the Guardians. No matter what decision they make, action or non-action, it always ends up being the wrong one.

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* ''Franchise/GreenLantern'': Ah, the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Guardians of the Universe]].Universe. Living proof that age does not necessarily equal wisdom, as it seems that in one way or another, pretty much every single one of their decisions backfires ''spectacularly''. Highlights of their past decisions coming back to bite them in the ass include the [[AIIsACrapshoot robotic]] [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Manhunters]], rogue Guardian [[OmnicidalManiac Krona]], [[EvilCounterpart rival corps]] such as the Red Lanterns and the Sinestro corps, and, last but not least, the events of ''ComicBook/EmeraldTwilight''. [[spoiler: And that was ''before'' [[FaceHeelTurn they went off the deep end]]]]. It is not an exaggeration to say that most of the conflict from the GL books stems in some way from the Guardians. No matter what decision they make, action or non-action, it always ends up being the wrong one.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Supergirl did this twice in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''. In Red Lanterns #31, Supergirl tries help a Red Lantern get her mind back by taking a tank of lake blood and ripping it open over the city that Sheko -the above-mentioned Red Lantern- is in. Unfortunately, [[BigBad Atrocitus]] is present, and he takes control of the blood rain, making it into a tornado. So Supergirl tries to fix the mess. Unfortunately her way to fix the blood storm is to ignite it with heat vision. The result conflagration sets the city on fire.

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Supergirl did this twice in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''.''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton''. In Red Lanterns #31, Supergirl tries help a Red Lantern get her mind back by taking a tank of lake blood and ripping it open over the city that Sheko -the above-mentioned Red Lantern- is in. Unfortunately, [[BigBad Atrocitus]] is present, and he takes control of the blood rain, making it into a tornado. So Supergirl tries to fix the mess. Unfortunately her way to fix the blood storm is to ignite it with heat vision. The result conflagration sets the city on fire.fire.
** In ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}''
*** On her way to Bizarro World, Kara reflects on her past actions when [[ComicBook/NewKrypton she extradited Reactron to Krypton illegally, unaware that Luthor turned him into a planet-buster human-bomb]].
---->'''Supergirl:''' I thought I was doing the right thing. I was "Supergirl", right? I always do the right thing. The man I took back, his name was Reactron. He was the end of my people. Because of me, they're gone. Kal said even super-people make mistakes.
*** [[PlanetEater Godship]] remained orbiting Bizarro World for days until SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} decided to kick it out. Bizarro thinks he might have made it mad because then it sent a swarm of monsters after him.
12th Jan '18 1:58:57 AM Cryoclaste
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** There's also the time Batman built Brother Eye, [[SinisterSurveillance an all-seeing]] [[AIIsACrapshoot AI satellite]]. Naturally, it got hacked by both [[InfiniteCrisis Maxwell Lord and Alexander Luthor]].

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** There's also the time Batman built Brother Eye, [[SinisterSurveillance an all-seeing]] [[AIIsACrapshoot AI satellite]]. Naturally, it got hacked by both [[InfiniteCrisis [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Maxwell Lord and Alexander Luthor]].
26th Dec '17 2:41:11 PM JackFlash
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** By this time, though, it was established that the Phoenix Force was making the Phoenix 5 unstable, leading to them doing things like giving whales crab legs so that they could walk on land or deciding that any negatives they faced could simply be fixed with more Phoenix Force.
4th Dec '17 6:55:47 PM Materioptikon
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** '''''Everyone''''' who Batman met in the prelude to ''ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal'' as he investigated a trail of mysterious super-heavy metals told him his research was a godawful idea, that it would only bring ruin and devastation, and pain incredulity the Dark Knight would be so utterly obsessed as to actually follow a trail to damnation. He just pushed onwards to find the root of the mystery. Cue him breaking the seal on the Dark Multiverse and unleashing the demon Barbatos and his Dark Knight followers.

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** '''''Everyone''''' who Batman met in the prelude to ''ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal'' as he investigated a trail of mysterious super-heavy metals told him his research was a godawful idea, that it would only bring ruin and devastation, and pain incredulity plainly incredulous the Dark Knight would be so utterly obsessed as to actually follow a trail to damnation. He just pushed onwards to find the root of the mystery. Cue him breaking the seal on the Dark Multiverse and unleashing the demon Barbatos and his Dark Knight followers.
4th Dec '17 6:53:09 PM Materioptikon
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* [[ComicBook/SanjayAndCraig the]] ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' [[Comic/SanjayAndCraig comics]] has two chapters that have Penny unleashing mutant hot wings that attack the town and Vijay accidentally causes the apocalypse ''[[EpicFail just by making the duo lunch]]''.

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* [[ComicBook/SanjayAndCraig the]] The]] ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' [[Comic/SanjayAndCraig comics]] has two chapters that have Penny unleashing mutant hot wings that attack the town and Vijay accidentally causes the apocalypse ''[[EpicFail just by making the duo lunch]]''.



*** Then, there's ''War Games''. Stephanie Brown, pissed off at being used by Bruce, decides to use one of Bats' contingency plans to gather up all of the gangs. However, she had no idea that Batman was actually ''needed'' for this part. End result? All of the gangs killing themselves, leading to a massive power vacuum that ends up with Black Mask in charge.

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*** Then, there's ''War Games''. Stephanie Brown, pissed off at being used by Bruce, decides to use one of Bats' contingency plans to gather up all of the gangs. gangs and put them all under the control of mobster Matches Malone. However, she had no idea that Batman Malone was actually ''needed'' for this part.an alias of Batman's, and when he didn't turn up at the meeting, everything went to hell. End result? All of the gangs killing themselves, leading to a massive power vacuum that ends up with Black Mask in charge.
4th Dec '17 6:49:01 PM Materioptikon
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** '''''Everyone''''' who Batman met in the prelude to ''ComicBook/DarkKnightsMetal'' as he investigated a trail of mysterious super-heavy metals told him his research was a godawful idea, that it would only bring ruin and devastation, and pain incredulity the Dark Knight would be so utterly obsessed as to actually follow a trail to damnation. He just pushed onwards to find the root of the mystery. Cue him breaking the seal on the Dark Multiverse and unleashing the demon Barbatos and his Dark Knight followers.

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** '''''Everyone''''' who Batman met in the prelude to ''ComicBook/DarkKnightsMetal'' ''ComicBook/DarkNightsMetal'' as he investigated a trail of mysterious super-heavy metals told him his research was a godawful idea, that it would only bring ruin and devastation, and pain incredulity the Dark Knight would be so utterly obsessed as to actually follow a trail to damnation. He just pushed onwards to find the root of the mystery. Cue him breaking the seal on the Dark Multiverse and unleashing the demon Barbatos and his Dark Knight followers.
4th Dec '17 6:48:47 PM Materioptikon
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** '''''Everyone''''' who Batman met in the prelude to ''ComicBook/DarkKnightsMetal'' as he investigated a trail of mysterious super-heavy metals told him his research was a godawful idea, that it would only bring ruin and devastation, and pain incredulity the Dark Knight would be so utterly obsessed as to actually follow a trail to damnation. He just pushed onwards to find the root of the mystery. Cue him breaking the seal on the Dark Multiverse and unleashing the demon Barbatos and his Dark Knight followers.
26th Nov '17 1:28:40 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the tie-ins to ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'', it's revealed that during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Comicbook/TheInvaders had a chance to defeat Imperial Japan without dropping the atomic bombs, but chose not to go through with it. The explanation given is that Golden Girl and the Kid Commandos purposefully sabotaged the plan, as it would've endangered the lives of a bunch of native islanders living near the Japanese coast. The plan's failure is what led to President HarryTruman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting in far more civilian deaths than would have occurred had Golden Girl not interfered. Radiance, Golden Girl's granddaughter, understandably goes berserk when she learns this.

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* In one of the tie-ins to ''Comicbook/OriginalSin'', it's revealed that during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Comicbook/TheInvaders had a chance to defeat Imperial Japan without dropping the atomic bombs, but chose not to go through with it. The explanation given is that Golden Girl and the Kid Commandos purposefully sabotaged the plan, as it would've endangered the lives of a bunch of native islanders living near the Japanese coast. The plan's failure is what led to President HarryTruman's UsefulNotes/HarryTruman's decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting in far more civilian deaths than would have occurred had Golden Girl not interfered. Radiance, Golden Girl's granddaughter, understandably goes berserk when she learns this.
11th Jun '17 5:39:22 PM Twiddler
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* In Emily Carroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," from ''Through the Woods,'' the protagonist, a young woman in an ArrangedMarriage, finds pieces of the murdered first wife concealed all over the house. [[spoiler: Wife #2 reassembles Wife #1, which appears to be what the corpse wants. Unfortunately, now that she's reassembled, Wife #1's first goal is to kill Wife #2.]]

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* In Emily Carroll's Creator/EmilyCarroll's "A Lady's Hands are Cold," from ''Through the Woods,'' ''ComicBook/ThroughTheWoods'', the protagonist, a young woman in an ArrangedMarriage, finds pieces of the murdered first wife concealed all over the house. [[spoiler: Wife #2 reassembles Wife #1, which appears to be what the corpse wants. Unfortunately, now that she's reassembled, Wife #1's first goal is to kill Wife #2.]]
25th Apr '17 6:50:55 PM Nightmask
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* Franchise/Superman isn't immune to this either. Leading into the original Crisis Superman had two such events that occurred in a maxi-annual.
** A super-weapon that eats stars created by Brainiac before Superman reprogrammed him for good proves too powerful for Superman (it can analyze attackers and uses energy from red suns it's eaten against him) so Superman seeks Brainiac out but he can't remember information about it as that's in his 'evil' partition. Superman ignores Brainiac's rejection of being made evil again and uses his superspeed to forcibly return Brainiac to evil knowing he can't reverse it again. Brainiac quickly uses it to try and kill Superman only for Superman to defeat him and imprison him within the planet it's created inside. His attempt to escape results in his transformation into the far more dangerous metallic steel Brainiac with the Skull spaceship.
** After defeating Lex Luthor's latest scheme prior to the story start Superman leaves the critically ill Luthor there and flies off to deal with something else while noting Lex likely will pass out before he's out of sight. Lex pull himself to safety just before his burning ship explodes which would have killed him. Rescued by one of his advanced robots and sent to Lexor to recover he creates (later retconned into discovering) the upgraded battlesuit that's become associated with him in media from that point on. Worse Superman's deciding to violate the laws of Lexor because he's angry over a super-weapon activated by said AI after Superman trashed Lex's lair because he was gone when he returned results in the planet's destruction, killing everyone including Lex's wife and son leaving only Superman and Luthor alive, giving Lex far more personal reasons to hate Superman more than he ever did before and do everything he can to kill him.
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