History TooDumbToLive / ComicBooks

19th Jun '16 8:15:27 PM nombretomado
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** It isn't quite that bad. Most of Osborn's recent work for the government was leading the {{Thunderbolts}} (a team of criminals allegedly trying to reform) and he had incredible success. Also, he was keeping most of his craziness under wraps. The only people who knew he was batpoop insane were criminals like Spider-Man, people who worked for him, and Doc Samson (who Osborn framed as insane and petty). Oh, and, of course, people who had "accidents". And Osborn made it a point to conceal the identities of his Dark Avengers. Combine that with incredibly good PR due to ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', and it is quite believable that Osborn would become the new Nick Fury.

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** It isn't quite that bad. Most of Osborn's recent work for the government was leading the {{Thunderbolts}} ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} (a team of criminals allegedly trying to reform) and he had incredible success. Also, he was keeping most of his craziness under wraps. The only people who knew he was batpoop insane were criminals like Spider-Man, people who worked for him, and Doc Samson (who Osborn framed as insane and petty). Oh, and, of course, people who had "accidents". And Osborn made it a point to conceal the identities of his Dark Avengers. Combine that with incredibly good PR due to ''ComicBook/SecretInvasion'', and it is quite believable that Osborn would become the new Nick Fury.
28th May '16 9:22:33 PM Doug86
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* The short-lived Comicbook/{{X-M|en}}an Thunderbird. Here's the situation, the issue's big bad Count Nefaria is getting away in a plane, Thunderbird goes after him, in an effort to prove himself "Warrior of the Apache". So what does Thunderbird do? He punches through to the cockpit and starts ripping the plane apart. Despite Professor X, Banshee, and Nefaria yelling at him to get off the plane before he kills them both, he just keeps it up until, big surprise, it explodes, killing him. He doesn't even take Nefaria with him. The worst part is that during this Banshee even outright states that he himself could have taken the plane out and caught Nefaria without anybody getting killed. Too dumb to live indeed.

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* The short-lived Comicbook/{{X-M|en}}an [[Comicbook/XMen X-Man]] Thunderbird. Here's the situation, the issue's big bad Count Nefaria is getting away in a plane, Thunderbird goes after him, in an effort to prove himself "Warrior of the Apache". So what does Thunderbird do? He punches through to the cockpit and starts ripping the plane apart. Despite Professor X, Banshee, and Nefaria yelling at him to get off the plane before he kills them both, he just keeps it up until, big surprise, it explodes, killing him. He doesn't even take Nefaria with him. The worst part is that during this Banshee even outright states that he himself could have taken the plane out and caught Nefaria without anybody getting killed. Too dumb to live indeed.
14th May '16 12:27:44 AM Doug86
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* Subverted in an early BongoComics ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror]]'' story. TheGrimReaper announces to the reader at the outset that Homer, on his way home from work, will do something stupid that results in his inevitable demise. In fact, Homer proceeds to do many stupid things, but makes it home alive and well, to the Reaper's complete astonishment and frustration. And then cheerfully announces he's off to make toast in the bathtub.

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* Subverted in an early BongoComics Creator/BongoComics ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror]]'' story. TheGrimReaper announces to the reader at the outset that Homer, on his way home from work, will do something stupid that results in his inevitable demise. In fact, Homer proceeds to do many stupid things, but makes it home alive and well, to the Reaper's complete astonishment and frustration. And then cheerfully announces he's off to make toast in the bathtub.
1st Apr '16 1:58:38 PM ObsidianFire
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** A DependingOnTheWriter issue. Sometimes, Thomas does this intentionally to try to show Bruce that they can be safe even in slums, making him merely WrongGenreSavvy.

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** A DependingOnTheWriter issue. Sometimes, Thomas does this intentionally to try to show Bruce that they can be safe even in slums, making him merely WrongGenreSavvy.slums.



** The "Up is Down, Black is White" storyline from ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' opened with the returning Nicky Cavella digging up the skeletons of the Castle family -- Frank's wife, son and daughter -- and urinating on the bones, then mailing footage of this CLEARLY IDENTIFYING HIM (panning up to his smiling face) to the news, in HOPES that Frank Castle would see it. Amazingly this almost went [[JustAsPlanned according to plan]], to so enrage the Punisher that he'd lose focus and thus be vulnerable to ambush (as even the Punisher admitted, that's what happened)... what made it TooDumbToLive was assuming that his mooks could take advantage. This would prove his downfall once the mooks [[GenreSavvy realized]] that they were the ones supposed to be taking on the Punisher, and let Cavella know it in no uncertain terms.

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** The "Up is Down, Black is White" storyline from ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' opened with the returning Nicky Cavella digging up the skeletons of the Castle family -- Frank's wife, son and daughter -- and urinating on the bones, then mailing footage of this CLEARLY IDENTIFYING HIM (panning up to his smiling face) to the news, in HOPES that Frank Castle would see it. Amazingly this almost went [[JustAsPlanned according to plan]], to so enrage the Punisher that he'd lose focus and thus be vulnerable to ambush (as even the Punisher admitted, that's what happened)... what made it TooDumbToLive was assuming that his mooks could take advantage. This would prove his downfall once the mooks [[GenreSavvy realized]] realized that they were the ones supposed to be taking on the Punisher, and let Cavella know it in no uncertain terms.
28th Mar '16 1:29:49 PM hamza678
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* While the Walking Dead comics are chock full of it one very special example goes out to a family consisting of a trucker dad, fat hippie mom, and bully son.[[spoiler: Said son and his friend bully a quiet nerdy kid who sophia rescues by kicking their asses. Later when sophia is hanging out Carl. They hit him with a brick and basically threaten to assault and rape Sophia causing Carl to run off get a shovel and come back beating them near to death. Then their parents team up with gregory to try and poison maggie and fails. The parents are let off with a warning then after the wife's head is piked the dad tries to murder Rick on the way home Causing Rick to rip his throat out. And then when Rick goes to offer sympathy to their son the son decides to attack rick and nearly get choked to death. But ultimately left with a warning one more fuckup and rick would put bullet into his dumbass ]]

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* While the Walking Dead ComicBook/TheWalkingDead comics are chock full of it it, one very special example goes out to a family consisting of a trucker dad, fat hippie mom, and bully son.[[spoiler: Said son and his friend bully a quiet nerdy kid who sophia Sophia rescues by kicking their asses. Later when sophia Sophia is hanging out Carl. They with Carl, they hit him with a brick and basically threaten to assault and rape Sophia causing Carl to run off off, get a shovel shovel, and come back beating them near to death. Then their parents team up with gregory Gregory to try and poison maggie Maggie and fails. The parents are let off with a warning then after the wife's head is piked the dad tries to murder Rick on the way home Causing Rick to rip his throat out. And then when Rick goes to offer sympathy to their son the son decides to attack rick Rick and nearly get choked to death. But ultimately left with a warning warning: one more fuckup and rick Rick would put a bullet into his dumbass dumbass.]]
17th Mar '16 4:04:56 PM Yalsaris63
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* The people in Marvel, with a bit of UngratefulBastard thrown in, seem to love to insult mutants. Because, insulting someone who can smash you with [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} the powers of nature]], or [[Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} an optic blast from his eyes]] or [[{{Wolverine}} a mildly snickt happy Canadian]] is a perfect way to prove you are superior. Most of them would pledge their support to people like [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Norman]] [[DevilInPlainSight Osborn]], and don't mind turning their country into an anti-mutant fascist state, patrolled by killer robots that can go [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue]] anytime.

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* The people in Marvel, with a bit of UngratefulBastard thrown in, seem to love to insult mutants. Because, [[BullyingADragon insulting someone someone]] who can smash you with [[ComicBook/{{Storm}} the powers of nature]], or [[Comicbook/{{Cyclops}} an optic blast from his eyes]] or [[{{Wolverine}} a mildly snickt happy Canadian]] is a perfect way to prove you are superior. Most of them would pledge their support to people like [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Norman]] [[DevilInPlainSight Osborn]], and don't mind turning their country into an anti-mutant fascist state, patrolled by killer robots that can go [[AIIsACrapshoot rogue]] anytime.
8th Mar '16 10:52:40 PM Biagio
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* Ratbat in the original Marvel version of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. See, there's this ancient ArtifactOfDoom called the Underbase that can massively increase the power of any Transformer who comes near it. It can also completely destroy all life on a planet. Naturally the Decepticons want it, but Starscream tricks the two Decepticon factions into fighting each other and the Autobots while he goes and swipes the Underbase for himself. Realizing they've been duped, the two Decepticon leaders, Ratbat and Scorponok, agree to team up with Optimus Prime to stop a super-powered Starscream. Then Ratbat ditches the battle to sneak back to the Autobot ship, and announces his intention to gain the Underbase's power for himself. Problem is, he did this right in front of Scorponok, who's A) about 40 times his size (no, that is not a typo, Ratbat is a cassette and among the smallest of Decepticons while Scorponok was one of the biggest) and B) [[WalkingArmory covered in guns]]. Scorponok didn't even let him finish his EvilGloating before annihilating him.

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* Ratbat in the original Marvel version of ''ComicBook/TheTransformers''. See, there's this ancient ArtifactOfDoom called the Underbase that can massively increase the power of any Transformer who comes near it. It can also completely destroy all life on a planet. Naturally the Decepticons want it, but Starscream tricks the two Decepticon factions into fighting each other and the Autobots while he goes and swipes the Underbase for himself. Realizing they've been duped, the two Decepticon leaders, Ratbat and Scorponok, agree to team up with Optimus Prime to stop a super-powered Starscream. Then Ratbat ditches the battle to sneak back to the Autobot ship, and announces his intention to gain the Underbase's power for himself. Problem is, he did this right in front of Scorponok, who's A) about 40 times his size (no, that is not a typo, Ratbat is a cassette and among the smallest of Decepticons while Scorponok was one of the biggest) and B) [[WalkingArmory covered in guns]]. Scorponok didn't even let him finish his EvilGloating before annihilating him.him.
* While the Walking Dead comics are chock full of it one very special example goes out to a family consisting of a trucker dad, fat hippie mom, and bully son.[[spoiler: Said son and his friend bully a quiet nerdy kid who sophia rescues by kicking their asses. Later when sophia is hanging out Carl. They hit him with a brick and basically threaten to assault and rape Sophia causing Carl to run off get a shovel and come back beating them near to death. Then their parents team up with gregory to try and poison maggie and fails. The parents are let off with a warning then after the wife's head is piked the dad tries to murder Rick on the way home Causing Rick to rip his throat out. And then when Rick goes to offer sympathy to their son the son decides to attack rick and nearly get choked to death. But ultimately left with a warning one more fuckup and rick would put bullet into his dumbass ]]
21st Feb '16 10:31:37 AM lolface123
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** Rick Chalker replaced his hands with propeller blades so he could kill mutants. When he realized he couldn't open the door out of his lab with his new hands, he tried to slapped his forehead in frustration and chopped off the top of his head.

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** ** Rick Chalker replaced his hands with propeller blades so he could kill mutants. When he realized he couldn't open the door out of his lab with his new hands, he tried to slapped his forehead in frustration and chopped off the top of his head.
21st Feb '16 10:31:36 AM lolface123
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* A security [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guard]] in ''Arkham Asylum: Madness'' ran head first into this trope. See, in this continuity, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker had a tragically dead son named Milton Napier. The guard decided taunting the insane murder clown with a plaque labeled [[BerserkButton "Milton Napier"]] would be a great laugh. Long story short, Arkham Asylum quickly found themselves needing a new guard.

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* A security [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guard]] in ''Arkham Asylum: Madness'' ran head first into this trope. See, in this continuity, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker had a tragically dead son named Milton Napier. The guard decided taunting the insane murder clown with a plaque labeled [[BerserkButton "Milton Napier"]] would be a great laugh. Long story short, Arkham Asylum [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge quickly found themselves needing a new guard.]]
1st Feb '16 7:23:12 PM xelldx
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** The real problem is that some of these nations that contain such factions are [[HiddenElfVillage too isolated]] or have their heads [[HeadInTheSandManagement either in the sand]] [[CulturalPosturing or up their]] to truly unite against Robotnik/Eggman.

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** The real problem is that some of these nations that contain such factions are [[HiddenElfVillage too isolated]] or have their heads [[HeadInTheSandManagement either in the sand]] [[CulturalPosturing or up their]] their own asses]] to truly unite against Robotnik/Eggman.
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