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** Rorge is seemingly too stupid to not run away the second the Hound kills Biter with barely any effort. Arya then says she can't kill him because she doesn't know his name, at which point he helpfully tells her his name.
28th Dec '17 12:13:09 PM MBI
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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position. Jon even gives Janos several opportunities to take back his comments, but Janos refuses the opportunity.

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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position. Jon even gives Janos several opportunities to take back his comments, but Janos refuses the opportunity.offer.
28th Dec '17 12:12:40 PM MBI
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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne to stick up for him, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position. Jon even gives Janos several opportunities to take back his comments, but Janos refuses the opportunity.

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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne to stick up for him, Thorne, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position. Jon even gives Janos several opportunities to take back his comments, but Janos refuses the opportunity.
28th Dec '17 12:12:06 PM MBI
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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne to stick up for him, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position.

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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne to stick up for him, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position. Jon even gives Janos several opportunities to take back his comments, but Janos refuses the opportunity.
28th Dec '17 12:08:59 PM MBI
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** Season 6 Roose Bolton for as cunning as he is, should had know not to hug his clearly psychotic son Ramsay after he kept talking down to him and also kept reminding Ramsay that the newborn baby could become the heir of warden to the north over him.

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** Janos Slynt makes a grievous error in refusing Jon Snow's orders, in front of everybody, basically giving Snow no choice but to immediately order his execution. Not only did he underestimate Jon's readiness to exert his authority, he also likely expected support from his key ally Allister Thorne to stick up for him, despite the fact that Jon had just graciously granted Thorne a key command position.
** Season 6 Roose Bolton for as cunning as he is, should had know not to hug his clearly psychotic son Ramsay after he kept talking down to him and also kept reminding Ramsay that the newborn baby could become the heir of warden to the north over him.
28th Nov '17 6:35:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/LondonsBurning'': A lot of examples. In one episode, a commuter at a [[TheLondonUnderground tube station]] climbs down onto the track to retrieve the contents of his briefcase. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJLf9R0jjQ Guess what happens next]].

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* ''Series/LondonsBurning'': A lot of examples. In one episode, a commuter at a [[TheLondonUnderground [[UsefulNotes/TheLondonUnderground tube station]] climbs down onto the track to retrieve the contents of his briefcase. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJLf9R0jjQ Guess what happens next]].
25th Nov '17 8:11:39 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', an office bully piles on several months of mistreatment by yelling abusive taunts at George Mueller [[spoiler: aka Agent Van Allen]] in front of the whole office, until he inadvertently hits on Mueller's BerserkButton by bringing up his wife. This earns him [[RageBreakingPoint a scalded face with a hot iron that Mueller is holding in response]]. While taunting an increasingly angry and slightly-crazed looking man holding a hot iron [[WhatAnIdiot is perhaps not the smartest move ever made]], the bully probably wasn't anticipating this reaction given months of Mueller's passive acceptance of his mistreatment. This trope ''really'' starts to kick in, however, when the bully tracks George down months later with a couple of friends and tries to get even, beating the guy up despite Mueller, recognising that he's about to snap, pleading with him to stop. Despite having evidence ''literally burned into his face'' that this man is unpredictable and capable of very sudden acts of brutality and violence, the bully and his friends continue to beat up on him. They probably shouldn't have have been too surprised, then, [[spoiler: when George once again snaps, produces a gun, and shoots all three of them dead.]]

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* In ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', an ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'':
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office bully piles on several months of mistreatment by yelling abusive taunts at George Mueller [[spoiler: aka Agent Van Allen]] in front of the whole office, until he inadvertently hits on Mueller's BerserkButton by bringing up his wife. This earns him [[RageBreakingPoint a scalded face with a hot iron that Mueller is holding in response]]. While taunting an increasingly angry and slightly-crazed looking man holding a hot iron [[WhatAnIdiot is perhaps not the smartest move ever made]], the bully probably wasn't anticipating this reaction given months of Mueller's passive acceptance of his mistreatment. This trope ''really'' starts to kick in, however, when the bully tracks George down months later with a couple of friends and tries to get even, beating the guy up despite Mueller, recognising that he's about to snap, pleading with him to stop. Despite having evidence ''literally burned into his face'' that this man is unpredictable and capable of very sudden acts of brutality and violence, the bully and his friends continue to beat up on him. They probably shouldn't have have been too surprised, then, [[spoiler: when George once again snaps, produces a gun, and shoots all three of them dead.]]]]
** In the first season, a pair of [[SiblingsInCrime criminal brothers]] who have been attempting kill or bring down [[VillainProtagonist Nucky Thompson]] and their young accomplice, (some kid named [[YoungFutureFamousPeople Meyer]] [[KosherNostra Lansky]]) are captured and held by Nucky's subordinate, Chalky. Smart moves in such a situation might include attempting to negotiate your way out, (especially since a gang made up of yet more brothers is still free) or keeping your mouth shut and looking for a chance to escape while Nucky and his subordinates debate what to do with you. Instead, one of the brothers, (who is kind of TheRuntAtTheEnd and tends to overcompensate for it) goes out of his way to insult his captors even though he is tied up and helpless and Nucky's mob has enough reasons to want to kill them already. It doesn't take long before he annoys Nucky's [[TheDragon chief enforcer]] Jimmy enough for [[OffingTheMouth Jimmy to shoot him in response]].
--->'''Lucien:''' [Under his breath to his brother Matteo] Huh, tough talk when he ain't in the room, right?\\
'''Jimmy:''' [To Lucien] What'd you say?\\
'''Lucien:''' Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you heard me. What I said was that you, Mr. Thompson, and this coon here could all go fuck each other.\\
'''Jimmy:''' [Gives him a DeathGlare, begins taking out his gun]\\
'''Lucien:''' Oh, a fuckin' tough guy. You gonna shoot me for mouthing off?\\
'''Jimmy:''' I wasn't ''going to'', but you kinda talked me into it. [BoomHeadshot]
24th Nov '17 11:40:33 AM darkclaw
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** Perhaps the ultimate example of being TooDumbToLive in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', comes in the Season 10 finale. Death, as in TheGrimReaper, is a nigh-omnipotent force who can only be killed by his scythe, which can kill anything. He wants [[BigBrotherInstinct Dean]] to kill his younger brother, Sam. Both Dean and Sam are [[BadassNormal humans]]. He could give them guns, knives, anything mundane to do such a deed, or even kill Sam himself. [[WhatAnIdiot Instead]], he hands Dean his scythe and is actually surprised when Dean kills him with it, instead of his brother.
2nd Nov '17 12:21:59 PM ClintEastwood
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** Billy Ford from Season 2. Want to cure your cancer? All you have to do is ask some nice vampires to turn you into a vampire in exchange for giving them the Slayer. Nothing wrong with this plan AT ALL. Somewhat justified in that he was dying anyway and had nothing to lose, but his plan was flawed and ultimately he ended up staked.

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** [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E7LieToMe Billy Ford Ford]] from Season 2. Want to cure your cancer? All you have to do is ask some nice vampires to turn you into a vampire in exchange for giving them the Slayer. Nothing wrong with this plan AT ALL. Somewhat justified in that he was dying anyway and had nothing to lose, but his plan was flawed and ultimately he ended up staked.
14th Oct '17 6:19:57 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'': In the third episode, security chief Landry demonstrates a complete failure to understand the basic research process by scolding Burnham for studying the whole of the tardigrade monster rather than focusing on what could weaponize it, as though it has neatly-labeled parts inside its body. Then, after hearing a broadcast from a colony under attack, Landry shoves Burnham aside and attempts to sedate the creature so that she can "rip a claw off to be analyzed." She completely ignores Burnham's repeated warnings that phasers can't hurt it (which Landry has already seen for herself) and that they have no idea if the sedative will even work, but Landry releases it into the lab anyway and starts blasting. She is promptly mauled to death.
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