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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.
** 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 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.
** 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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* 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 [[Franchise/{{Batman}} son]] traumatized along with him.
* Subverted in an early 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.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Ivo Statoc, the BigBad who had the eponymous hero beat up and (though Statoc does not know it) his ex-girlfriend murdered, thinks the smartest thing to do is to call out Blacksad on his morals and taunt him that he doesn't have the guts to shoot someone in cold blood. Statoc was such an asshole about it that Blacksad shot him in anger, noting that his morals really ''would'' have stopped him from cold-blooded murder of an unarmed man under normal circumstances, but Statoc's taunts were the last straw.
* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is set in an AlternateUniverse where {{Super Hero}}es exist, ([[BewareTheSuperman not that you'd]] [[NiceCharacterMeanActor want to meet one]]) and the MegaCorp that created and controls said "heroes" is looking to infiltrate and take over the U.S. Government. The latest Vice President is a functionally retarded hand-puppet for them, and when the political arrangement is being explained to the NaiveNewcomer, it gets mentioned that the corporation had wanted to use a member of the Bush family for this role, but [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the latest Bush son]] had [[TakeThat accidentally cut his own head off while playing with a chainsaw]]. Creator/GarthEnnis is rarely subtle about these things.
* Quite a few strips of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' derive humor from the stupidity of the characters. One strip featured two guys stranded in the desert with one of them eating a bag of salty potato chips. In the ''desert''. [[CaptainObvious "Uh oh, I suddenly get the feeling I shouldn't have been munching on these things for the last half hour."]]
* ''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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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
**
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 [[Franchise/{{Batman}} son]] son traumatized along with him.
* Subverted in an early Creator/BongoComics ''[[ComicBook/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror]]'' story. TheGrimReaper announces ** In ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'''s finale, ''Knights End'', [=AzBats=] and Batman have accidentally caused a helicopter to crash onto a bridge and the reader at two start tangling on a maintenance bridge. Batman gets 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 upper hand and well, to tosses [=AzBats=] off and into the Reaper's complete astonishment and frustration. And then cheerfully announces water. As he's off falling, [=AzBats=] attempts to make toast use his flamethrower in an attempt to kill Bruce. One problem, the bathtub.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Ivo Statoc, the BigBad
helicopter's been spraying diesel since crashing. [=AzBats=] erupts into flames.
** The Siskel and Ebert [[{{Expy}} expies]],
who had the eponymous hero beat up and (though Statoc does not know it) his ex-girlfriend murdered, thinks the smartest thing criticize a movie directed by ''The Joker''.
** Lampshaded in ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #150. One of Two-Face's {{mooks}} is standing right behind a guy Two-Face wants
to do is to call shoot. Two-Face points out Blacksad on his morals and taunt him that he 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 have get the guts reference, Two-Face has had enough, declares him too dumb to live, and blows him away.
*** Then there's Lester Dent in ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' #2. After he wins two million on a game show, Two-Face takes over the studio. A session of CallingTheOldManOut ensues on live television, but Lester keeps calling his (gun-wielding, supervillain) son a "punk" and whining that he's ruining his lucky day. When it's clear that Two-Face is going to flip the coin on whether
to shoot someone in cold blood. Statoc was such an asshole about it that Blacksad shot him in anger, noting that his morals really ''would'' have stopped or not, he ''dares'' him from cold-blooded murder of an unarmed man under normal circumstances, but Statoc's taunts were the last straw.
* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is set in an AlternateUniverse where {{Super Hero}}es exist, ([[BewareTheSuperman not that you'd]] [[NiceCharacterMeanActor want
to meet one]]) and the MegaCorp that created and controls said "heroes" is looking to infiltrate and take over the U.S. Government. The latest Vice President is a functionally retarded hand-puppet for them, and when the political arrangement is being explained to the NaiveNewcomer, it gets mentioned that the corporation had wanted to use a member of the Bush family for this role, but [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the latest Bush son]] had [[TakeThat accidentally cut his own head off while playing with a chainsaw]]. Creator/GarthEnnis is rarely subtle about these things.
* Quite a few strips of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' derive humor from the stupidity of the characters. One strip featured two guys stranded in the desert with one of them eating a bag of salty potato chips. In the ''desert''. [[CaptainObvious "Uh oh, I suddenly get the feeling I shouldn't have been munching on these things for the last half hour."]]
* ''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.
do it.



* Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: The tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides it's a good idea to attack him with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in his path over and over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the next time it happens.



* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznogoud in some stories.
* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has killed some [[CrapsackWorld remarkably]] [[AssholeVictim stupid people]]. Then he meets more of them [[spoiler:after dying]] and (rightly) declares, "You're [[spoiler:in Hell]] and you're too stupid to know it!"
* In ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'''s finale, ''Knights End'', [=AzBats=] and Batman have accidentally caused a helicopter to crash onto a bridge and the two start tangling on a maintenance bridge. Batman gets the upper hand and tosses [=AzBats=] off and into the water. As he's falling, [=AzBats=] attempts to use his flamethrower in an attempt to kill Bruce. One problem, the helicopter's been spraying diesel since crashing. [=AzBats=] erupts into flames.
** Also, the Siskel and Ebert [[{{Expy}} expies]], who criticize a movie directed by ''The Joker''.
* Although ComicBook/LexLuthor is a genius, even he has done jaw-droppingly stupid things. Everybody knows Franchise/{{Superman}} is super-vulnerable to Kryptonite, right? So, why not wear a ring made of the stuff at all times, just in case? Well, as Mr. Luthor was reminded the hard way, it may not kill humans in minutes, but it is still ''a radioactive element'', as he already knew. Turns out wearing a radioactive rock on your hand gives you terminal cancer in the long run.
** He didn't even appear to learn from it either. During his presidency, he began injecting himself with a steroidal cocktail mixed with liquid Kryptonite.
* If it wasn't for Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/LoisLane would be dead since [[TheForties 1940]] [[GoingForTheBigScoop thanks to her fondness for snooping around way too much]]. Sometimes it's shown that she takes those risks because she knows she has backup; she [[DamselOutOfDistress can handle herself just fine,]] but lets herself get into these situations because a hostage can get the best details of what the criminals and supervillains are up to, and will always have Superman to back her up if/when she needs it.
* 90% of the population of Krypton were not only too dumb to heed [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El's warnings of Krypton going critical]], but were also too arrogant.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Rantanplan's stupidity frequently causes him to almost kill himself. If it weren't for Luke (or, in the spinoff, the prison guards, who are none too bright themselves but at least not suicidal) rescuing him, he would have drowned, starved or frozen to death by now.
* ''Lupo Alberto'': Back in an old story arc in 1977, Enrico had started a civil rights movement but wasn't having much success, so he went and renamed it "Bravi Ragazzi" ("Good Boys" in Italian) and gave it a symbol, a five-pointed star in a circle, that he painted on a sign with the movement's initials. He then stubbornly refused to accept there was something wrong in it in the face of Alberto (his best friend) shaking in fear when he saw it (even if he couldn't place why), ''all'' his movement running away in terror at the sight of the sign, people running away or throwing money and jewels at the sign, or, when he went to the nearest city, the police ''opening fire on him''. As well known in Italy back in the day, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Brigades Enrico had accidentally reproduced the symbol of a terrorist organization]].
* 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.
** Then there's Lester Dent in ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' #2. After he wins two million on a game show, Two-Face takes over the studio. A session of CallingTheOldManOut ensues on live television, but Lester keeps calling his (gun-wielding, supervillain) son a "punk" and whining that he's ruining his lucky day. When it's clear that Two-Face is going to flip the coin on whether to shoot him or not, he ''dares'' him to do it.
* The crocodiles from ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' frequently end up killing themselves or fellow crocs in their idiotic attempts to kill the Zebra ("zeeba neighba"). This was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in one strip where Charles Darwin appears and explains that the crocs are so dumb, they have to die for the good of the rest of society (survival of the fittest, and all that).
* [[TheDitz Nooby]] from ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' [[DeathIsCheap dies the most often]] out of all the tribe. Some of his deaths are because of dangerous pranks [[ThePrankster Ooga]] pulls on him.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznogoud 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 some stories.
* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac''
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 killed some [[CrapsackWorld remarkably]] [[AssholeVictim stupid people]]. Then he 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.
** For that matter, Yasemin. She was probably aware of Deadshot's uncompromising nature and CombatPragmatist tendencies thanks to her underworld activities (after all, most of Deadshot's clients are crime bosses). That doesn't stop her from challenging him to a duel when she finally
meets more him instead of them [[spoiler:after dying]] and (rightly) declares, "You're [[spoiler:in Hell]] and you're too stupid just blowing him away as soon as she got the chance. She didn't even get a chance to know it!"
* In ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'''s finale, ''Knights End'', [=AzBats=] and Batman
finish laying out the terms for the duel before Deadshot caps her, calmly notifying her that she should have accidentally caused a helicopter taken the first shot she had as she lay dying on the ground.
* During an exceedingly DorkAge arc, ComicBook/{{Steel}} and his niece Natasha move
to crash onto Jersey City, New Jersey, and it plays a bridge bit like the 'Town Of Citysville' did for WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, only much darker and grittier, and the two start tangling on a maintenance bridge. Batman gets the upper hand series has to end before they wise up and tosses [=AzBats=] off 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 water. As he's falling, [=AzBats=] attempts to use wrath of his flamethrower in an attempt '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 kill Bruce. One problem, the helicopter's been spraying diesel leave his father's privates.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
** If it wasn't for Superman, ComicBook/LoisLane would be dead
since crashing. [=AzBats=] erupts [[TheForties 1940]] [[GoingForTheBigScoop thanks to her fondness for snooping around way too much]]. Sometimes it's shown that she takes those risks because she knows she has backup; she [[DamselOutOfDistress can handle herself just fine,]] but lets herself get into flames.
** Also,
these situations because a hostage can get the Siskel best details of what the criminals and Ebert [[{{Expy}} expies]], who criticize a movie directed by ''The Joker''.
*
supervillains are up to, and will always have Superman to back her up if/when she needs it.
**
Although ComicBook/LexLuthor is a genius, even he has done jaw-droppingly stupid things. Everybody knows Franchise/{{Superman}} is super-vulnerable to Kryptonite, right? So, why not wear a ring made of the stuff at all times, just in case? Well, as Mr. Luthor was reminded the hard way, it may not kill humans in minutes, but it is still ''a radioactive element'', as he already knew. Turns out wearing a radioactive rock on your hand gives you terminal cancer in the long run.
** *** He didn't even appear to learn from it either. During his presidency, he began injecting himself with a steroidal cocktail mixed with liquid Kryptonite.
* If it wasn't for Franchise/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/LoisLane would be dead since [[TheForties 1940]] [[GoingForTheBigScoop thanks to her fondness for snooping around way too much]]. Sometimes it's shown that she takes those risks because she knows she has backup; she [[DamselOutOfDistress can handle herself just fine,]] but lets herself get into these situations because a hostage can get the best details of what the criminals and supervillains are up to, and will always have Superman to back her up if/when she needs it.
*
** 90% of the population of Krypton were not only too dumb to heed [[IgnoredExpert Jor-El's warnings of Krypton going critical]], but were also too arrogant.
arrogant.

!!!Marvel
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Rantanplan's The egregious levels of stupidity frequently causes him to almost kill himself. If it weren't for Luke (or, in the spinoff, the prison guards, who are none too bright themselves but at least not suicidal) rescuing him, he would have drowned, starved or frozen to death by now.
* ''Lupo Alberto'': Back in an old story arc in 1977, Enrico had started a civil rights movement but wasn't having much success, so he went and renamed it "Bravi Ragazzi" ("Good Boys" in Italian) and gave it a symbol, a five-pointed star in a circle, that he painted on a sign with the movement's initials. He then stubbornly refused to accept there was something wrong in it in the face of Alberto (his best friend) shaking in fear when he saw it (even if he couldn't place why), ''all'' his movement running away in terror at the sight of the sign, people running away or throwing money and jewels at the sign, or, when he went to the nearest city, the police ''opening fire on him''. As well known in Italy back in the day, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Brigades Enrico had accidentally reproduced the symbol of a terrorist organization]].
* 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 just limited to be, and the guy needs it explained to him: "I can't afford to lose any [[Franchise/StarTrek red shirts]]." When criminal side of the mook doesn't get spectrum. Police forces, militaries, etc. the reference, Two-Face has had enough, declares him too dumb to live, and blows him away.
** Then there's Lester Dent in ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' #2. After he wins two million on a game show, Two-Face takes
world over the studio. A session of CallingTheOldManOut ensues on live television, but Lester keeps calling his (gun-wielding, supervillain) son a "punk" and whining [[LawfulStupid also seem to be quite stupid]] when it comes to dealing with superpowered threats. For instance, despite knowing perfectly well that he's ruining his lucky day. When ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s powers allow him to manipulate metal however he wishes, they keep sending soldiers with metal guns, metal missiles, metal tanks, etc. at him, Metal Master is a similar case. It isn't limited to those villains either, the rather facepalming lack of common sense when fighting supervillains by the rank and file is a continuous problem in comics in general.
* Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: The tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides
it's clear that Two-Face is going a good idea to flip the coin on whether to shoot attack him or not, he ''dares'' him to do it.
* The crocodiles from ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' frequently end up killing themselves or fellow crocs in their idiotic attempts to kill the Zebra ("zeeba neighba").
with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in one strip where Charles Darwin appears his path over and explains that over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the crocs are so dumb, they have to die for the good of the rest of society (survival of the fittest, and all that).
* [[TheDitz Nooby]] from ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' [[DeathIsCheap dies the most often]] out of all the tribe. Some of his deaths are because of dangerous pranks [[ThePrankster Ooga]] pulls on him.
next time it happens.



* The Chalkers in ''ComicBook/XFactor'':
** 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.
** Vic Chalker built a battlesuit to "avenge" Rick. He couldn't fit in the first version because he forgot to take his own measurements into account. He got stuck in the second one because he didn't give it an adequate power supply and it ran out of juice seconds after he started it. The third version wasn't waterproofed, and he fatally electrocuted himself when he walked out into the rain.
** Dick Chalker, the dinosaur-like mutant relative whose crimes inspired hatred for mutantkind in his cousins, felt guilty and decided he needed to wipe out the rest of mutantkind to avenge them. He...forgot to look both ways before crossing the street and was run over by a truck.

!!!Other
* ''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.
** 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/BlackMoonChronicles'': [[spoiler:Fratus Sinister]] summons Hellaynnea the succubus to have his way with her. Apparently he forgot that succubi can suck out the souls of their victims.
* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Ivo Statoc, the BigBad who had the eponymous hero beat up and (though Statoc does not know it) his ex-girlfriend murdered, thinks the smartest thing to do is to call out Blacksad on his morals and taunt him that he doesn't have the guts to shoot someone in cold blood. Statoc was such an asshole about it that Blacksad shot him in anger, noting that his morals really ''would'' have stopped him from cold-blooded murder of an unarmed man under normal circumstances, but Statoc's taunts were the last straw.
* ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' is set in an AlternateUniverse where {{Super Hero}}es exist, ([[BewareTheSuperman not that you'd]] [[NiceCharacterMeanActor want to meet one]]) and the MegaCorp that created and controls said "heroes" is looking to infiltrate and take over the U.S. Government. The latest Vice President is a functionally retarded hand-puppet for them, and when the political arrangement is being explained to the NaiveNewcomer, it gets mentioned that the corporation had wanted to use a member of the Bush family for this role, but [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush the latest Bush son]] had [[TakeThat accidentally cut his own head off while playing with a chainsaw]]. Creator/GarthEnnis is rarely subtle about these things.
* ''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.
* Quite a few strips of ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' derive humor from the stupidity of the characters. One strip featured two guys stranded in the desert with one of them eating a bag of salty potato chips. In the ''desert''. [[CaptainObvious "Uh oh, I suddenly get the feeling I shouldn't have been munching on these things for the last half hour."]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Iznogoud in some stories.
* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has killed some [[CrapsackWorld remarkably]] [[AssholeVictim stupid people]]. Then he meets more of them [[spoiler:after dying]] and (rightly) declares, "You're [[spoiler:in Hell]] and you're too stupid to know it!"
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Rantanplan's stupidity frequently causes him to almost kill himself. If it weren't for Luke (or, in the spinoff, the prison guards, who are none too bright themselves but at least not suicidal) rescuing him, he would have drowned, starved or frozen to death by now.
* ''Lupo Alberto'': Back in an old story arc in 1977, Enrico had started a civil rights movement but wasn't having much success, so he went and renamed it "Bravi Ragazzi" ("Good Boys" in Italian) and gave it a symbol, a five-pointed star in a circle, that he painted on a sign with the movement's initials. He then stubbornly refused to accept there was something wrong in it in the face of Alberto (his best friend) shaking in fear when he saw it (even if he couldn't place why), ''all'' his movement running away in terror at the sight of the sign, people running away or throwing money and jewels at the sign, or, when he went to the nearest city, the police ''opening fire on him''. As well known in Italy back in the day, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Brigades Enrico had accidentally reproduced the symbol of a terrorist organization]].
* The crocodiles from ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' frequently end up killing themselves or fellow crocs in their idiotic attempts to kill the Zebra ("zeeba neighba"). This was even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in one strip where Charles Darwin appears and explains that the crocs are so dumb, they have to die for the good of the rest of society (survival of the fittest, and all that).
* [[TheDitz Nooby]] from ''ComicBook/PocketGod'' [[DeathIsCheap dies the most often]] out of all the tribe. Some of his deaths are because of dangerous pranks [[ThePrankster Ooga]] pulls on him.
* PSA comics always have one-shot characters whose entire purpose is to do what the comic preaches against and ruin their lives.



* 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.
** For that matter, Yasemin. She was probably aware of Deadshot's uncompromising nature and CombatPragmatist tendencies thanks to her underworld activities (after all, most of Deadshot's clients are crime bosses). That doesn't stop her from challenging him to a duel when she finally meets him instead of just blowing him away as soon as she got the chance. She didn't even get a chance to finish laying out the terms for the duel before Deadshot caps her, calmly notifying her that she should have taken the first shot she had as she lay dying on the ground.

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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]] Subverted in an issue early Creator/BongoComics ''Bart Simpson's Treehouse of ''ComicBook/SecretSix''. However, a few weeks later one of Horror'' story from ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comics. TheGrimReaper announces to the thugs sees Deadshot entering a club and decides it is time for revenge, following him until reader at the rest of the gang can gather for the attack. Deadshot notices him and delivers ''another'' vicious beating, 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 again leaves him makes it home alive because he had made a promise not and well, 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 Reaper's complete astonishment and ''mutilated'' their members on two separate occasions, and they ''still want frustration. And then cheerfully announces he's off 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.
** For that matter, Yasemin. She was probably aware of Deadshot's uncompromising nature and CombatPragmatist tendencies thanks to her underworld activities (after all, most of Deadshot's clients are crime bosses). That doesn't stop her from challenging him to a duel when she finally meets him instead of just blowing him away as soon as she got
toast in the chance. She didn't even get a chance to finish laying out the terms for the duel before Deadshot caps her, calmly notifying her that she should have taken the first shot she had as she lay dying on the ground.bathtub.



* During an exceedingly DorkAge arc, {{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.



* The egregious levels of stupidity isn't just limited to the criminal side of the spectrum. Police forces, militaries, etc. the world over [[LawfulStupid also seem to be quite stupid]] when it comes to dealing with superpowered threats. For instance, despite knowing perfectly well that ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s powers allow him to manipulate metal however he wishes, they keep sending soldiers with metal guns, metal missiles, metal tanks, etc. at him, Metal Master is a similar case. It isn't limited to those villains either, the rather facepalming lack of common sense when fighting supervillains by the rank and file is a continuous problem in comics in general.
* PSA comics always have one-shot characters whose entire purpose is to do what the comic preaches against and ruin their lives.
* The Chalkers in ''ComicBook/XFactor'':
** 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.
** Vic Chalker built a battlesuit to "avenge" Rick. He couldn't fit in the first version because he forgot to take his own measurements into account. He got stuck in the second one because he didn't give it an adequate power supply and it ran out of juice seconds after he started it. The third version wasn't waterproofed, and he fatally electrocuted himself when he walked out into the rain.
** Dick Chalker, the dinosaur-like mutant relative whose crimes inspired hatred for mutantkind in his cousins, felt guilty and decided he needed to wipe out the rest of mutantkind to avenge them. He...forgot to look both ways before crossing the street and was run over by a truck.
* ''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.



* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': [[spoiler:Fratus Sinister]] summons Hellaynnea the succubus to have his way with her. Apparently he forgot that succubi can suck out the souls of their victims.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': [[spoiler:Fratus Sinister]] summons Hellaynnea ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'': The strip [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid seen here]] shows Rodney and the succubus to have his way with her. Apparently he forgot that succubi can suck out the souls of their victims.King looking at a guy who took a rather ill-conceived selfie.
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* In the Batman storyline "Bruce Wayne: The Road Home", Vicki Vale is a major target for Ra's al Ghul: Vicki's deduced the Bat-family's identities and is preparing to reveal them. Ra's doesn't want that and has sought to silence Vicki to preserve the Detective's dignity. The entire storyline has the Bat-family, the GCPD and the Birds of Prey trying to keep her out of trouble and the entire time she keeps ''slipping away'', thinking that she is not in any danger. It isn't until Bruce himself finally snatches her away and lays out what's going on does she understand.



* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'': In [[http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-10-02 this strip]], the PHB thinks the yoga Feng-shu, and Irish dancing classes he took make him skilled enough in martial arts to be a match for a mean-looking knife-wielding mugger, who clearly isn't impressed.



* Let's nor forget the grave case of sheer dumbness of Rick Jones, sidekick of Comicbook/IncredibleHulk. The guy that trespassed onto the testing grounds of a gamma bomb, parked his car in the area of the explosion, and simply waited playing an harmonica. Why in hell would he do that? Because ''his friends had dared him''.
** In fairness, Rick smartened up a lot in the years which followed. A memorable issue of ''Captain Marvel'' (the Genis version) has grown-up Rick encountering his time-displaced teenage self, from just before the Gamma Bomb incident, and he's [[IHatePastMe disgusted with what an idiot he is.]]
** Then of course there is the tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate Fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides it's a good idea to attack him with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in his path over and over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the next time it happens.

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* Let's nor forget the grave case of sheer dumbness of Rick Jones, sidekick of Comicbook/IncredibleHulk. Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: The guy that trespassed onto the testing grounds of a gamma bomb, parked his car in the area of the explosion, and simply waited playing an harmonica. Why in hell would he do that? Because ''his friends had dared him''.
** In fairness, Rick smartened up a lot in the years which followed. A memorable issue of ''Captain Marvel'' (the Genis version) has grown-up Rick encountering his time-displaced teenage self, from just before the Gamma Bomb incident, and he's [[IHatePastMe disgusted with what an idiot he is.]]
** Then of course there is the
tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate Fruit fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides it's a good idea to attack him with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in his path over and over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the next time it happens.



* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has killed some [[CrapsackWorld remarkably]] [[AssholeVictim stupid people]]. Then he meets more of them [[spoiler: after dying]] and (rightly) declares, "You're [[spoiler: in Hell]] and you're too stupid to know it!"

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* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' has killed some [[CrapsackWorld remarkably]] [[AssholeVictim stupid people]]. Then he meets more of them [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after dying]] and (rightly) declares, "You're [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in Hell]] and you're too stupid to know it!"



* Lampshaded in ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' #150. One of Two-Face's {{mooks}} was standing right behind a guy Two-Face wanted 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 {{mooks}} was is standing right behind a guy Two-Face wanted 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.



* ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}'' is full with stupid people (including the [[IdiotHero titular superhero]]), but some are this:
** The titular hero proves himself this in the early story "TheCollector". Captured by a supervillain who's collecting superheroes and replacing them with inferior copies (a TakeThat to UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks), Rat-Man fools him into letting him go with a tale of having at home a document stating he can't be collected, leaves... ''And then returns to tell him he can't find it''. Later, he manages to escape anyway... And stumbles into a clearly robotic whore continuously repeating "For free" and gets captured again when he touches her. Rather stupid but not too much to live, you say? ''That's how the Collector caught him the first time!''
** Brakko ([[WordOfGod described by the author]] as "[[UpToEleven Even stupider than Rat-Man, if it's even possible]]") proved being the worst, and literally graduated to this, in issue #104. Previously in the issue his friend and subordinate police officer Jordan had told him that if he were ordered to arrest a friend he'd tell him to run and count to 20 before giving chase, knowing that, [[WhatAnIdiot having trouble remembering what comes after 12]], he'd give him a ''huge'' headstart. Later, we have this situation:

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* ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}'' is full with of stupid people (including the [[IdiotHero titular superhero]]), but some are this:
** The titular hero proves himself this in the early story "TheCollector". Captured by a supervillain who's collecting superheroes and replacing them with inferior copies (a TakeThat to UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks), Rat-Man fools him into letting him go with a tale of having at home a document stating he can't be collected, leaves... ''And then returns to tell him he can't find it''. Later, he manages to escape anyway... And stumbles into a clearly robotic whore continuously repeating "For free" and gets captured again when he touches her. Rather stupid but not too much to live, you say? ''That's how the Collector caught him the first time!''
** Brakko ([[WordOfGod described by the author]] as "[[UpToEleven Even stupider than Rat-Man, if it's even possible]]") proved being to be the worst, and literally graduated to this, in issue #104. Previously in the issue his friend and subordinate police officer Jordan had told him that if he were ordered to arrest a friend he'd tell him to run and count to 20 before giving chase, knowing that, [[WhatAnIdiot having trouble remembering what comes after 12]], he'd give him a ''huge'' headstart. Later, we have this situation:



* Most villain of ''ComicBook/TexWiller'' could be considered this by virtue of not surrendering when they hear the title character, a trigger-happy Texas Ranger who is also a OneManArmy and the FastestGunInTheWest, has three equally dangerous companions that sometime help him in his adventures, and in a pinch could ''summon the entire Navajo Nation for his battles'' ([[MightyWhitey he is, after all, their chief]]), and so those who go on and provoke him while knowing who he is, but [[CorruptHick Bob Braddock]] takes the cake: after barely getting aquitted at his trial for murder thanks to his brother providing him a very good lawyer and bribing two witnesses, he's told by lawmen that a witness has identified him as the responsible for burning down a town, and he reacts it's impossible ''because he was wearing a sack on his head before '''Tex Willer and [[HangingJudge judge "Hang'em Higher" Fielsen]]'''''. His brother, who was there and had planned to send him to Alaska to keep him out of trouble, promtply throws him to Tex and the judge (literally).

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* Most villain of ''ComicBook/TexWiller'' could be considered this by virtue of not surrendering when they hear the title character, a trigger-happy Texas Ranger who is also a OneManArmy and the FastestGunInTheWest, has three equally dangerous companions that sometime help him in his adventures, and in a pinch could ''summon the entire Navajo Nation for his battles'' ([[MightyWhitey he is, after all, their chief]]), and so those who go on and provoke him while knowing who he is, but [[CorruptHick Bob Braddock]] takes the cake: after barely getting aquitted acquitted at his trial for murder thanks to his brother providing him a very good lawyer and bribing two witnesses, he's told by lawmen that a witness has identified him as the responsible for burning down a town, and he reacts it's impossible ''because he was wearing a sack on his head before '''Tex Willer and [[HangingJudge judge "Hang'em Higher" Fielsen]]'''''. His brother, who was there and had planned to send him to Alaska to keep him out of trouble, promtply throws him to Tex and the judge (literally).



* ''ComicBook/GrooTheWanderer'' may actually be too dumb to '''die'''.



* The dodos (as in the previously extinct birds) from ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens''. [[OmniDisciplinaryScientist Samantha]] cloned a pair to study them and in the process found out the "real" reason they went extinct: It turns out the dodos are sentient, capable of human speech and are highly intelligent. They're also a bit sociopathic, and have a strong case of WhatDoesThisButtonDo, paired with a lack of self-preservation instinct so deep it would make a turkey facepalm. Literally every time they've been left alone and un-caged they've either put themselves in mortal peril or caused some sort of crisis.
* 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.
* 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 dumbass.]]

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* The dodos (as in the previously extinct birds) from ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens''. [[OmniDisciplinaryScientist Samantha]] cloned a pair to study them and in the process found out the "real" reason they went extinct: It turns out the dodos are sentient, capable of human speech and are highly intelligent. They're also a bit sociopathic, and have a strong case of WhatDoesThisButtonDo, paired with a lack of self-preservation instinct so deep it would make a turkey facepalm. Literally every time they've been left alone and un-caged they've either put themselves in mortal peril or caused some sort of crisis.
* 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 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.
* 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 [[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 dumbass.dumb ass.]]
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*** There are a couple explanations. Some of the Joker's mooks are almost as crazy as him and are drawn to his madness. The Joker's randomness also means that he'll shower his mooks with money as often as he kills them for kicks, so working for the Joker is basically Russian Roulette.



** A DependingOnTheWriter issue. Sometimes, Thomas does this intentionally to try to show Bruce that they can be safe even in slums.
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** In fairness, Rick smartened up a lot in the years which followed. A memorable issue of ''Captain Marvel'' (the Genis version) has grown-up Rick encountering his time-displaced teenage self, from just before the Gamma Bomb incident, and he's [[IHatePastMe disgusted with what an idiot he is.]]
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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 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 a bullet into his dumbass.]]

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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 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, shovel and come back back, beating them near to death. Then their parents team up with Gregory to try and poison Maggie and fails. fail The parents are let off with a warning warning, then after the wife's head is piked the dad tries to murder Rick on the way home Causing 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 death, but ultimately left with a warning: one more fuckup and Rick would put a bullet into his dumbass.]]
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** Then of course there is the tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate Fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides it's a good idea to attack him with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in his path over and over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the next time it happens.
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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 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 a bullet into his dumbass.]]

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* While ComicBook/TheWalkingDead ''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 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 a bullet into his dumbass.]]]]
* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': [[spoiler:Fratus Sinister]] summons Hellaynnea the succubus to have his way with her. Apparently he forgot that succubi can suck out the souls of their victims.
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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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* ''Lupo Alberto'': Back in an old story arc in 1977, Enrico had started a civil rights movement but wasn't having much success, so he went and renamed it "Bravi Ragazzi" ("Good Boys" in Italian) and gave it a symbol, a five-pointed star in a circle, that he painted on a sign with the movement's initials. He then stubbornly refused to accept there was something wrong in it in the face of Alberto (his best friend) shaking in fear when he saw it (even if he couldn't place why), ''all'' his movement running away in terror at the sight of the sign, people running away or throwing money and jewels at the sign, or, when he went to the nearest city, the police ''opening fire on him''. As well known in Italy back in the day, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Brigades Enrico had accidentally reproduced the symbol of a terrorist organization]].
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