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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.
24th Sep '17 4:36:16 PM Andyroid
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* The 2010 Sky One adaptation of ''Literature/{{Discworld/Going Postal}}'' has the [[TitleDrop title dropped]] by Reacher Gilt to Horsefry, after he discovers that Horsefry has been faithfully and painstakingly diarizing and accounting for every one of Gilt's criminal activities over the years, and was happy to show Gilt the fruits of his labour.

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* The 2010 Sky One adaptation of ''Literature/{{Discworld/Going ''{{Discworld/Going Postal}}'' has the [[TitleDrop title dropped]] by Reacher Gilt to Horsefry, after he discovers that Horsefry has been faithfully and painstakingly diarizing and accounting for every one of Gilt's criminal activities over the years, and was happy to show Gilt the fruits of his labour.
29th Aug '17 3:18:45 PM NNinja
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* ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': At one point Legends visit [[PoliceState Kasnian Konglomerate]] in 2147. Kasnia has flying robots which kill on the spot anyone who breaks the law... as demonstrated when some guy stole a purse from random woman in broad daylight.
6th Aug '17 6:00:59 AM neckinhalf
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** Spooge, Jesse's ex-drug partner. He made the mistake of bullying his wife, calling her a skank, repeatedly, even if the wife shouted at him not to. He got his head squashed for his troubles. Well, frankly, both of them were as high as hell, and wouldn't have cared either way.

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** Spooge, Jesse's ex-drug partner.mugger. He made the mistake of bullying his wife, calling her a skank, repeatedly, even if the wife shouted at him not to. He got his head squashed for his troubles. Well, frankly, both of them were as high as hell, and wouldn't have cared either way.
25th Jul '17 11:43:15 AM kuchiki222
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** The Cousins themselves. Instead of dispatching Hank swiftly, as they were told to do, they ZergRush him while he started his car. This leads Hank driving his car right over Leonel, which cripples him, and when Hank's tyre was shot at, and Hank himself was at their mercy, Marco had a clean aim to Hank. But, as the Cartel tend to go off showy, [[BondVillainStupidity Marco spares him (for a little time)]] in order to bring an axe, to execute Hank 'properly'. Hank took this precious time, fitted the bullet, and [[BoomHeadshot killed Marco with his own bullet]]. It was only because Marco himself allowed him some time. Moreover, the Cousins were also stupid not to realize that the DEA was off-limits from such assassinations, and Gus (who hired them), had no beliefs that they will live. Even though they were lucky ([[SpannerInTheWorks Hank was suspended due to an earlier infraction regarding Jesse]], needing to submit his gun, which Gus didn't count on), they still squandered their opportunity. Also, they didn't think they will live to tell the tale, as Gus had no intention of letting some loose ends flourish. This trope must be InTheBlood of the Salamanca family.

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** The Cousins themselves. Instead of dispatching Hank swiftly, as they were told to do, they ZergRush him while he started his car. This leads Hank driving his car right over Leonel, which cripples him, and when Hank's tyre was shot at, and Hank himself was at their mercy, Marco had a clean aim to Hank. But, as the Cartel tend to go off showy, [[BondVillainStupidity Marco spares him (for a little time)]] in order to bring an axe, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim to execute Hank 'properly'. 'properly']]. Hank took this precious time, fitted the bullet, and [[BoomHeadshot killed Marco Marco]][[HoistByHisOwnPetard with his own bullet]]. It was only because Marco himself allowed him some time. Moreover, the Cousins were also stupid not to realize that the DEA was off-limits from such assassinations, and Gus (who hired them), had no beliefs that they will live. Even though they were lucky ([[SpannerInTheWorks Hank was suspended due to an earlier infraction regarding Jesse]], needing to submit his gun, which Gus didn't count on), they still squandered their opportunity. Also, they didn't think they will live to tell the tale, as Gus had no intention of letting some loose ends flourish. This trope must be InTheBlood of the Salamanca family.


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** Walt himself ''flirts'' with this trope. Seriously, Walt would have been caught MUCH earlier, had he not underestimated each and every person around him, and they could have quite easily picked up the pieces (like what Skyler did eventually in Season 3). The reason Skyler didn't turn Walt over, is that their children are his MoralityPet, and even then it got too late for Skyler. If Hank ever suspected Walt for even one minute, the series will have been over earlier. Also Walt has the tendency to bully his partners (like [[HyperCompetentSidekick Jesse]],Tuco([[AxCrazy THAT Tuco]]), [[BadBoss Gus]]), for starters. The latter two nearly ended for him with a bullet in his brain.
25th Jul '17 11:32:13 AM kuchiki222
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':

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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':''Series/BreakingBad'': As these Series is one big Deconstruction of DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster and EvilGenius, Breaking Bad provides some very realistic outcomes of what will happen if you stupidly try to live out this 'dream'. Also, the life expectancy of dealers tend to be short as well, as they deal with AxCrazy bosses, pragmatic cartel owners, or just straight up [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious people]].
25th Jul '17 3:23:31 AM kuchiki222
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** The Cousins themselves. Instead of dispatching Hank swiftly, as they were told to do, they ZergRush him while he started his car. This leads Hank driving his car right over Leonel, which cripples him, and when Hank's tyre was shot at, and Hank himself was at their mercy, Marco had a clean aim to Hank. But, as the Cartel tend to go off showy, [[BondVillainStupidity Marco spares him (for a little time)]] in order to bring an axe, to execute Hank 'properly'. Hank took this precious time, fitted the bullet, and [[BoomHeadshot killed Marco with his own bullet]]. It was only because Marco himself allowed him some time. Moreover, the Cousins were also stupid not to realize that the DEA was off-limits from such assassinations, and Gus (who hired them), had no beliefs that they will live. Even though they were lucky ([[SpannerInTheWorks Hank was suspended due to an earlier infraction regarding Jesse]], needing to submit his gun, which Gus didn't count on), they still squandered their opportunity. Also, they didn't think they will live to tell the tale, as Gus had no intention of letting some loose ends flourish.

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** The Cousins themselves. Instead of dispatching Hank swiftly, as they were told to do, they ZergRush him while he started his car. This leads Hank driving his car right over Leonel, which cripples him, and when Hank's tyre was shot at, and Hank himself was at their mercy, Marco had a clean aim to Hank. But, as the Cartel tend to go off showy, [[BondVillainStupidity Marco spares him (for a little time)]] in order to bring an axe, to execute Hank 'properly'. Hank took this precious time, fitted the bullet, and [[BoomHeadshot killed Marco with his own bullet]]. It was only because Marco himself allowed him some time. Moreover, the Cousins were also stupid not to realize that the DEA was off-limits from such assassinations, and Gus (who hired them), had no beliefs that they will live. Even though they were lucky ([[SpannerInTheWorks Hank was suspended due to an earlier infraction regarding Jesse]], needing to submit his gun, which Gus didn't count on), they still squandered their opportunity. Also, they didn't think they will live to tell the tale, as Gus had no intention of letting some loose ends flourish.
flourish. This trope must be InTheBlood of the Salamanca family.
** Victor. Meanwhile where he was staunchly loyal to Gus, even as far as going to replicate Walt's own cooking method, he made the mistake of getting himself implicated at the crime scene of Gale's death, without even having a proper story. This leads to [[TranquilFury Gus]] to ruthlessly [[YouHaveFailedMe kill Victor]].
** Jesse himself came close to this trope. While Tomas was shot by the dealers, Jesse took it upon himself to avenge Tomas (and Combo, mentioned above), by [[LeeroyJenkins charging into the area of the dealers]], even when Gus himself warned Jesse not to. It was only due to Walt's timely intervention that Jesse survived the exchange.
25th Jul '17 3:09:58 AM kuchiki222
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* ''Series/BreakingBad'':
** No Doze, Tuco's 'lieutenant'. Really, correcting your AxCrazy boss, and trying to assert his position and power to two wannabe partners, within his earshot? Viewers kinda predicted [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown how he will go]].
** Genzo, Tuco's OnlySaneMan. Well, not so sane really. After all, who in the right mind will remove a body from beneath ''tonnes'' of cars? As if the cars will perfectly help him by remaining stable.
** '''Tuco himself''', not long after. So, Tuco, you are around your safehouse, and two wannabe partners shot you and [[BondVillainStupidity left you for dead]], what will you do? Certainly not confronting a DEA Officer, with a loaded gun, wildly charging in yourself... That's what he did, [[BoomHeadshot and got rewarded for his efforts]].
** Spooge, Jesse's ex-drug partner. He made the mistake of bullying his wife, calling her a skank, repeatedly, even if the wife shouted at him not to. He got his head squashed for his troubles. Well, frankly, both of them were as high as hell, and wouldn't have cared either way.
** Combo. Even though you are helping your friends make money, you really should know better than to deal in enemy territory.
** Jane. Makes an interesting Subversion,as she died by accident, by Walt's egging Jesse, which forced her into a position where she was choked by her own vomit. Also Played Straight, if Jane did NOT decide to blackmail Walt about the duo's business deals, [[ForWantOfANail Walt would possibly have even saved Jane himself]], while [[HeKnowsTooMuch her knowledge]] made Walt wary of her survival.
** The driver who brought the Cousins into the United States. After the Cousins were found out as cartel members, the rest of the immigrants were swiftly executed by them. Meanwhile, as the driver was shot, instead of lying there dead, he made the frantic mistake of trying to get away from them. The Cousins didn't have to look straight to shoot him.
** The Cousins themselves. Instead of dispatching Hank swiftly, as they were told to do, they ZergRush him while he started his car. This leads Hank driving his car right over Leonel, which cripples him, and when Hank's tyre was shot at, and Hank himself was at their mercy, Marco had a clean aim to Hank. But, as the Cartel tend to go off showy, [[BondVillainStupidity Marco spares him (for a little time)]] in order to bring an axe, to execute Hank 'properly'. Hank took this precious time, fitted the bullet, and [[BoomHeadshot killed Marco with his own bullet]]. It was only because Marco himself allowed him some time. Moreover, the Cousins were also stupid not to realize that the DEA was off-limits from such assassinations, and Gus (who hired them), had no beliefs that they will live. Even though they were lucky ([[SpannerInTheWorks Hank was suspended due to an earlier infraction regarding Jesse]], needing to submit his gun, which Gus didn't count on), they still squandered their opportunity. Also, they didn't think they will live to tell the tale, as Gus had no intention of letting some loose ends flourish.
22nd Jul '17 11:25:44 AM gb00393
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** Season 3 Robb Stark like his father he ends up making quite a few bonehead mistakes that lead to his death from breaking his promise to Walder Frey, to beheading Rickard Karstark and in turn losing the Karstark family support which was a good chunk of his army, to blindly believing Walder Freys truce even though Walder clearly could not be trusted

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** Season 3 Robb Stark like his father he ends up making quite a few bonehead mistakes that lead to his death from breaking his promise to Walder Frey, to beheading Rickard Karstark and in turn losing the Karstark family support which was a good chunk of his army, to blindly believing Walder Freys truce even though Walder clearly could not be trusted trusted.
** Tywin really drops the ball when calling Shae a whore when his son at crosspoint clearly told him not to.
22nd Jul '17 10:21:36 AM BKelly95
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* Dottie from ''The Huntress'' was once kidnapped by a white supremacist couple who give her a task they say will grant her freedom. She's to make a drug exchange at city hall around noontime. However, the suitcase full of drugs actually contains a bomb which is set to go off then. Unfortunately for them, Dottie sees right through the deception. The very nature of the task makes her realize something's off ("They wanted me to deliver a package to a government building in the middle of the day. What else could it be but a bomb?") and she sees them exchange the drug and bomb suitcases in the reflection of a mirror. All she does is switch them back while the couple isn't looking and make the exchange as planned. The couple doesn't discover what she's done until the bomb's about to go off. Tellingly, the wife's last words (to her husband) are "You idiot!"
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