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15th May '18 7:53:50 AM SilverSupernova
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** During a Silver Age issue, Luthor sets up a trap for Superboy which preys on Superboy's stupidity. Said trap is a giant kryptonite green cage in the middle of of a park cleanly labeled "Luthor Trap to Capture Superboy! Please Enter Here." Naturally, Superboy, believing Lex wouldn't make his REAL traps this obvious, enters the cage for no real reason and ends up passing out from Kryptonite radiation. The comic's narration even calls him out on the sheer stupidity of doing this.
8th Apr '18 6:47:20 AM Traveler123
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* If you're a pedophile, it's a good idea to try and keep how sick and perverted you are a secret. It's not a good idea, at a public event, to look at two young girls and mention how much you'd like to have sex with them, saying this in a normal tone of voice so anyone nearby can hear you. When the person standing next to you points out the the two girls ''are not even old enough to be teenagers'', it's not a good idea to just shrug indifferently. It's a fatal mistake when that person next to you is ''Deadpool,'' an extremely dangerous mercenary whose very well-known BerserkButton is harming children. The speaker became a deceased AssholeVictim after Deadpool was finished with him.

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* If you're a pedophile, it's a good idea to try and keep how sick and perverted you are a secret. It's not a good idea, at a public event, to look at two young girls and mention how much you'd like to have sex with them, saying this in a normal tone of voice so anyone nearby can hear you. When the person standing next to you points out the that the two girls ''are not even old enough to be teenagers'', it's not a good idea to just shrug indifferently. It's a fatal mistake when that person next to you is ''Deadpool,'' an extremely dangerous mercenary whose very well-known BerserkButton is harming children. The speaker became a deceased AssholeVictim after Deadpool was finished with him.
8th Apr '18 6:45:46 AM Traveler123
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* If you're a pedophile, it's a good idea to try and keep how sick and perverted you are a secret. It's not a good idea, at a public event, to look at two young girls and mention how much you'd like to have sex with them, saying this in a normal tone of voice so anyone nearby can hear you. When the person standing next to you points out the the two girls ''are not even old enough to be teenagers'', it's not a good idea to just shrug indifferently. It's a fatal mistake when that person next to you is ''Deadpool,'' an extremely dangerous mercenary whose very well-known BerserkButton is harming children. The speaker became a deceased AssholeVictim after Deadpool was finished with him.
18th Dec '17 12:16:43 PM lillolillo
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* During an exceedingly DorkAge arc, ComicBook/{{Steel}} and his niece Natasha move to Jersey City, New Jersey, and it plays a bit like the 'Town Of Citysville' did for WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, only much darker and grittier, and the series has to end before they wise up and leave. In one sequence, a local ganger that Natasha has upset brutalizes, and it is implied, rapes her. He also warns her not to bring her uncle into this, or she will feel the wrath of his 'peeps'. He is actually murdered by Natasha's long-lost father, John Henry's brother, but let's review. This thug's 'peeps' include psychos with knives and guns. Steel, no slouch himself, has peeps known as THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA! Among Natasha's unofficial 'uncles' is this alien dude you might have heard of. Too Dumb To Live? Booster and Beetle could have taken out their whole gang while looking for a good pizza place. This thug was too dumb to leave his father's privates.



** In the beginning of ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} has just stomped a crime lord and his enforcers but decides to leave without killing them off. However the crime lord reaches for a shotgun and aims at Lobo. Lobo swiftly rips the weapon off his hands and remarks he's the '''dumbest''' crime-lord he has ever met in the galaxy before getting him killed.




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** During an exceedingly DorkAge arc, ComicBook/{{Steel}} and his niece Natasha move to Jersey City, New Jersey, and it plays a bit like the 'Town Of Citysville' did for WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, only much darker and grittier, and the series has to end before they wise up and leave. In one sequence, a local ganger that Natasha has upset brutalizes, and it is implied, rapes her. He also warns her not to bring her uncle into this, or she will feel the wrath of his 'peeps'. He is actually murdered by Natasha's long-lost father, John Henry's brother, but let's review. This thug's 'peeps' include psychos with knives and guns. Steel, no slouch himself, has peeps known as THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA! Among Natasha's unofficial 'uncles' is this alien dude you might have heard of. Too Dumb To Live? Booster and Beetle could have taken out their whole gang while looking for a good pizza place. This thug was too dumb to leave his father's privates.
13th Dec '17 7:00:03 PM merotoker
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** Speaking of TheJoker, any Gotham City mook that decides to work for him is TooDumbToLive. What do those mooks have to look forward to? If they're lucky: almost certainly getting their asses kicked by Batman. But not only does [[BadBoss the Joker routinely kill his own Mooks]] [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]], he'll do it in order to try and kill Batman, because they have [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]], because they might have said something that he didn't like, or [[ForTheEvulz because he was]] [[ItAmusedMe bored]]. How dumb to you have to be to work for a guy who will kill you for shits and giggles? The rest of Batman's rogue's gallery aren't much better, but the Joker takes the cake.

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** Speaking of TheJoker, The Joker, any Gotham City mook that decides to work for him is TooDumbToLive. What do those mooks have to look forward to? If they're lucky: almost certainly getting their asses kicked by Batman. But not only does [[BadBoss the Joker routinely kill his own Mooks]] [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]], he'll do it in order to try and kill Batman, because they have [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]], because they might have said something that he didn't like, or [[ForTheEvulz because he was]] [[ItAmusedMe bored]]. How dumb to you have to be to work for a guy who will kill you for shits and giggles? The rest of Batman's rogue's gallery aren't much better, but the Joker takes the cake.



** Let's face it: [[Characters/{{Batman}} Thomas Wayne]]. Instead of waiting for Alfred to show up and chauffeur them back to the mansion, he decided to take a shortcut through a back alley out the side door of the theater. All dressed up. At night. In the rain. It's just a pity his foolishness got both himself and his wife killed, and his son traumatized along with him.

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** Let's face it: [[Characters/{{Batman}} [[Characters/BatmanSupportingCast Thomas Wayne]]. Instead of waiting for Alfred to show up and chauffeur them back to the mansion, he decided to take a shortcut through a back alley out the side door of the theater. All dressed up. At night. In the rain. It's just a pity his foolishness got both himself and his wife killed, and his son traumatized along with him.



** Lampshaded in ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #150. One of Two-Face's {{mooks}} is standing right behind a guy Two-Face wants to shoot. Two-Face points out that this isn't a good place to be, and the guy needs it explained to him: "I can't afford to lose any [[Franchise/StarTrek red shirts]]." When the mook doesn't get the reference, Two-Face has had enough, declares him too dumb to live, and blows him away.

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** Lampshaded in ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #150. One of Two-Face's ComicBook/TwoFace's {{mooks}} is standing right behind a guy Two-Face wants to shoot. Two-Face points out that this isn't a good place to be, and the guy needs it explained to him: "I can't afford to lose any [[Franchise/StarTrek red shirts]]." When the mook doesn't get the reference, Two-Face has had enough, declares him too dumb to live, and blows him away.



* Though viciously mangled and missing a few limbs and eyes, a pair of skinhead thugs ([[ThoseWackyNazis The Zyklon-B Boys]]) managed to survive [[MuggingTheMonster an encounter with Deadshot and Catman]] in an issue of ''ComicBook/SecretSix''. However, a few weeks later one of the thugs sees Deadshot entering a club and decides it is time for revenge, following him until the rest of the gang can gather for the attack. Deadshot notices him and delivers ''another'' vicious beating, but again leaves him alive because he had made a promise not to kill anybody tonight (he was on a date). However, even though the thug has now lost a ''second'' eye, when the rest of the gang arrives they decide to ''still'' go after Deadshot. This same person has now beaten and ''mutilated'' their members on two separate occasions, and they ''still want to track him down''. At this point they are simply asking for it, and Deadshot's ''date'' kills the lot of them, explaining that ''she'' did not make any promises that night.

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* Though viciously mangled and missing a few limbs and eyes, a pair of skinhead thugs ([[ThoseWackyNazis The Zyklon-B Boys]]) managed to survive [[MuggingTheMonster an encounter with Deadshot and Catman]] in an issue of ''ComicBook/SecretSix''. However, a few weeks later one of the thugs sees Deadshot ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} entering a club and decides it is time for revenge, following him until the rest of the gang can gather for the attack. Deadshot notices him and delivers ''another'' vicious beating, but again leaves him alive because he had made a promise not to kill anybody tonight (he was on a date). However, even though the thug has now lost a ''second'' eye, when the rest of the gang arrives they decide to ''still'' go after Deadshot. This same person has now beaten and ''mutilated'' their members on two separate occasions, and they ''still want to track him down''. At this point they are simply asking for it, and Deadshot's ''date'' kills the lot of them, explaining that ''she'' did not make any promises that night.



* ''Comicbook/ThePunisher''

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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 slap his forehead in frustration and chopped off the top of his head.



* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': There were enough wizards and highly advanced factions that Robotnik ''really'' shouldn't have been around for the ten odd years that he was. People that could teleport or power up characters to their [[SuperMode super forms]], some could even banish people to a pocket dimension. ''None'' of them could realize that they could trivialize out this ''one guy'' who was destroying the planet with their resources and the right plan. While Tails and Knuckles had big prophesied destinies, and Robotnik did play a part in those, neither of those specifically required Robotnik to be alive. In fact, destinies or not, a lot of innocent people died or [[UnwillingRoboticization became]] [[ReforgedIntoMinion enslaved]] ''because'' these people let Robotnik/Eggman live for no adequately explained reason. Of course with the reboot, this is all moot as the factions were wiped out of existence.
** The real problem is that some of these nations that once contained such factions were [[HiddenElfVillage too isolated]] or had their heads [[HeadInTheSandManagement either in the sand]] [[CulturalPosturing or up their own asses]] to truly unite against Robotnik/Eggman.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': There were enough wizards and highly advanced factions that Robotnik ''really'' shouldn't have been around for the ten odd years that he was. People that could teleport or power up characters to their [[SuperMode super forms]], some could even banish people to a pocket dimension. ''None'' of them could realize that they could trivialize out this ''one guy'' who was destroying the planet with their resources and the right plan. While Tails and Knuckles had big prophesied destinies, and Robotnik did play a part in those, neither of those specifically required Robotnik to be alive. In fact, destinies or not, a lot of innocent people died or [[UnwillingRoboticization [[UnwillingRoboticisation became]] [[ReforgedIntoMinion [[ReforgedIntoAMinion enslaved]] ''because'' these people let Robotnik/Eggman live for no adequately explained reason. Of course with the reboot, this is all moot as the factions were wiped out of existence.
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existence. The real problem is that some of these nations that once contained such factions were [[HiddenElfVillage too isolated]] or had their heads [[HeadInTheSandManagement either in the sand]] [[CulturalPosturing or up their own asses]] to truly unite against Robotnik/Eggman.



* ''ComicBook/TheEarlyYears'':It's not clear since there is 2 versions of it but apparently talking to a clearly unhinged and armed assassin knowing she is her husband's mistress was apparently a good idea in Elise brain at some point. The worst version had her even being kind of a Jerkass about it, while the lighter one was just tactless.

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* ''ComicBook/TheEarlyYears'':It's ''ComicBook/TheEarlyYears'': It's not clear since there is 2 versions of it but apparently talking to a clearly unhinged and armed assassin knowing she is her husband's mistress was apparently a good idea in Elise brain at some point. The worst version had her even being kind of a Jerkass about it, while the lighter one was just tactless.



* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznogoud in some stories.

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* [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Star Wars]]:

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* While ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' 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 with 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 fail 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 a bullet into his dumb ass.]]

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* While ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' 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 with 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 fail fail. 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 a bullet into his dumb ass.]]
12th Oct '17 6:49:43 PM HelloLamppost
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** Run-of-the-mill crooks, caught in the act, will almost always try to [[ShootingSuperman shoot Superman.]]
9th Oct '17 10:15:44 AM xelldx
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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': There were enough wizards and highly advanced factions that Robotnik ''really'' shouldn't have been around for the ten odd years that he was. People that could teleport or power up characters to their [[SuperMode super forms]], some could even banish people to a pocket dimension. ''None'' of them could realize that they could trivialize out this ''one guy'' who was destroying the planet with their resources and the right plan. While Tails and Knuckles had big prophesied destinies, and Robotnik did play a part in those, neither of those specifically required Robotnik to be alive. In fact, destinies or not, a lot of innocent people died or [[UnwillingRoboticization became enslaved]] ''because'' these people let Robotnik live for no adequately explained reason. Of course with the reboot, this is all moot as the factions were wiped out of existence.

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* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'': There were enough wizards and highly advanced factions that Robotnik ''really'' shouldn't have been around for the ten odd years that he was. People that could teleport or power up characters to their [[SuperMode super forms]], some could even banish people to a pocket dimension. ''None'' of them could realize that they could trivialize out this ''one guy'' who was destroying the planet with their resources and the right plan. While Tails and Knuckles had big prophesied destinies, and Robotnik did play a part in those, neither of those specifically required Robotnik to be alive. In fact, destinies or not, a lot of innocent people died or [[UnwillingRoboticization became became]] [[ReforgedIntoMinion enslaved]] ''because'' these people let Robotnik Robotnik/Eggman live for no adequately explained reason. Of course with the reboot, this is all moot as the factions were wiped out of existence.
3rd Sep '17 9:45:24 PM Daedalis
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* Nestor of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' believes he's the smartest man in every room because all problems have obvious solutions. His solutions are always the shortest, dumbest way into a physical fight; he'd be long dead if he wasn't constantly getting protected by his brother Zolo.
26th Aug '17 2:50:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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** One of the villains in ''{{Shadows of the Empire}}: Evolution'', Spinda Caveel, employer of the Pike Sisters, two martial arts masters. When they run into the Rebellion heroes, he orders them to kill them. They say it would be suicide and quit. He's insulted and attempts to kill ''them''. That's right, ''his own hired muscle'', whom he a minute earlier expected to be able to take on ''the people who destroyed both Death Stars''. He doesn't appear to survive.

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** One of the villains in ''{{Shadows ''ComicBook/{{Shadows of the Empire}}: Evolution'', Spinda Caveel, employer of the Pike Sisters, two martial arts masters. When they run into the Rebellion heroes, he orders them to kill them. They say it would be suicide and quit. He's insulted and attempts to kill ''them''. That's right, ''his own hired muscle'', whom he a minute earlier expected to be able to take on ''the people who destroyed both Death Stars''. He doesn't appear to survive.
10th Jun '17 4:37:24 AM WillBGood
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'': The strip [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid seen here]] shows Rodney and the King looking at a guy who took a rather ill-conceived selfie.

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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'': The strip [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid [[https://www.creators.com/read/wizard-of-id/09/16/184352 seen here]] shows Rodney and the King looking at a guy who took a rather ill-conceived selfie.
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