History TooDumbToLive / WesternAnimation

10th Jun '17 5:20:12 AM WillBGood
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/{{Batman}} of all people has a Too Dumb to Live moment. During "Injustice For All" Luthor and his gang of supervillains brought in to fight the League do so once and escape, unbeknownst to them Batman has stuck a tracer on Luthor. [[IWorkAlone Batman then for some reason]] decides to head straight to the bad guys' new hideout and infiltrate it without calling for backup from the League or anyone else or even telling anyone where he's going. The result? He tries sneaking up on the villains playing cards only to get knocked out with a bag of rocks by Joker. It turns out they found the tracer and had been expecting him the entire time. If it weren't for the BondVillainStupidity of these villains Batman would have easily ended up dead. Doubles as a WhatAnIdiot moment in that Batman had no real reason not to at least tell the rest of the League where the hideout was if nothing else.
** Though it could be a bit of a subversion. As while there he causes the team to turn on each other and reveals he could have escaped at anytime. Also the fact this was still early into the Justice League's creation and Batman was still known for preferring to do things on his own. Then, unlike most who have lived through this trope, he actually LEARNED from this experience. The next time he is walking into a set up he does call for backup.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/{{Batman}} of all people has a Too Dumb to Live moment. During "Injustice For All" Luthor and his gang of supervillains brought in to fight the League do so once and escape, escape; unbeknownst to them Batman has stuck a tracer on Luthor. Batman then [[IWorkAlone Batman then for some reason]] decides to head straight to the bad guys' new hideout and infiltrate it without calling for backup from the League or anyone else or even telling anyone where he's going. The result? He tries sneaking up on the villains playing cards only to get knocked out with a bag of rocks by Joker. It turns out they found the tracer and had been expecting him the entire time. If it weren't for the BondVillainStupidity of these villains Batman would have easily ended up dead. Doubles as a WhatAnIdiot moment in that Batman had no real reason not to at least tell the rest of the League where the hideout was if nothing else.
** Though it could be a bit of a subversion. As subversion-- while there he causes the team to turn on each other and reveals he could have escaped at anytime.any time. Also the fact this was still early into the Justice League's creation and Batman was still known for preferring to do things on his own. Then, unlike most who have lived through this trope, he actually LEARNED from this experience. The next time he is walking into a set up he does call for backup.
10th Jun '17 5:18:36 AM WillBGood
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* Also qualifies for Daffy in his portrayal of ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers Duck Dodgers]]'' in which said character has many a glaring example. One especially prominent one is when Dodgers decides he doesn't want to wait for the cadet to prepare blowfish and prepares it by slapping it around for a bit before ''taking a big bite out of the raw, unprepared blowfish with a 100% guarantee of it still being fatally poisonous.''
*** Don't worry he only goes trippy for a while, if it were any other show he'd be dead already.

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* Also qualifies for Daffy in his portrayal of ''[[WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers Duck Dodgers]]'' in which said character has many a glaring example. One especially prominent one is when Dodgers decides he doesn't want to wait for the cadet to prepare blowfish and prepares it by slapping it around for a bit before ''taking a big bite out of the raw, unprepared blowfish with a 100% guarantee of it still being fatally poisonous.''
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'' Don't worry he only goes trippy for a while, if it were any other show he'd be dead already.



** Stewie of all people in the episode Space Cadet. Near the end Chris takes the family on a tour of a real working space shuttle at his space camp. After explaining that one red button launches the shuttle, Stewie runs in and presses it [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo "Ooh! Big red button!"]] launching the shuttle, coming very close to getting himself and his entire family killed. Later he even starts pressing other buttons without having a clue what he's doing and outright [[UnexplainedRecovery "killing"]] [[ButtMonkey Meg]]. What makes this example even more ridiculous is [[IdiotBall Stewie is the sci fi mad genius of the group and has been shown flying numerous aircraft and using various complicated high tech devices, and thus the one person in the family who should know perfectly well that you do not to press buttons on a vehicle you don't know the purpose of.]]

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** Stewie of all people in the episode Space Cadet."Space Cadet". Near the end Chris takes the family on a tour of a real working space shuttle at his space camp. After explaining that one red button launches the shuttle, Stewie runs in and presses it [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo "Ooh! Big red button!"]] launching the shuttle, coming very close to getting himself and his entire family killed. Later he even starts pressing other buttons without having a clue what he's doing and outright [[UnexplainedRecovery "killing"]] [[ButtMonkey Meg]]. What makes this example even more ridiculous is [[IdiotBall Stewie is the sci fi mad genius of the group group]] and has been shown flying numerous aircraft and using various complicated high tech devices, and thus the one person in the family who should know perfectly well that you do not to press buttons on a vehicle you don't know the purpose of.]]
10th Jun '17 5:16:31 AM WillBGood
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Shows with their own pages:
* ''TooDumbToLive/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie''
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9th May '17 6:49:17 PM godzillavkk
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** The [[TheEmpire Fire Nation]] has a bad tendency to capture and imprison their enemies rather then kill them. And this often bites them in the ass. Especially when they use coal to fuel the smokestacks in an Earthbender prison, that the prisoners use to free themselves. Maybe the show's [[NotSoDifferent not as different]] from the movie, or as well written as the [[FanDumb fans]] think.
** [[IdiotHero Aang's]] refusal to take others life is not a healthy mindset to have in times of war.
4th May '17 9:12:31 AM jccw227
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** In the same episode, similar to his comic book counter part, Luthor is discovered to be suffering from terminal cancer due to carrying Kryptonite on him for years in an attempt to keep Superman at bay. Had he taken the time to analyze it, like Batman had upon first coming across it, he would have realized that it was admitting low levels of radiation which, over time, would eventually be fatal to not just Kryptonians, but humans as well. Instead, he was so excited to have an edge over Supes, he didn't look any further into it. Naturally, upon finding out about his illness, [[NeverMyFault he blames it all on Superman.]]

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** In the same episode, similar to his comic book counter part, Luthor is discovered to be suffering from terminal cancer due to carrying Kryptonite on him for years in an attempt to keep Superman at bay. Had he taken the time to analyze it, like Batman had upon first coming across it, he would have realized that it was admitting emitting low levels of radiation which, over time, would eventually be fatal to not just Kryptonians, but humans as well. Instead, he was so excited to have an edge over Supes, he didn't look any further into it. Naturally, upon finding out about his illness, [[NeverMyFault he blames it all on Superman.]]
19th Apr '17 4:30:04 AM fjsdfalms
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'': Many of the wizards Thundarr battles contribute to their own demises, but Vashtarr, the villain of the episode "Prophesy of Peril", is the absolute worst. When Vashtarr learns of a prophesy that three specific women will join forces to defeat him, he tries to stop them. One of the women is a fashion model from the 20th century, thousands of years before Vashtarr's time. First he time travels to the past to kidnap her; if he hadn't she would have died centuries before he was even born. Then, once he has captured her, instead of killing her he locks her in a cell that she escapes easily despite having no powers or relevant skills. Afterwards, she meets the other two women and strips him of his powers, but if had either left her alone in her own time or either killed or properly secured her when he had the chance he never would have been defeated.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'': Many of the wizards Thundarr battles contribute to their own demises, but Vashtarr, Vashtar, the villain of the episode "Prophesy "Prophecy of Peril", is the absolute worst. When Vashtarr Vashtar learns of a prophesy that three specific women will join forces to defeat him, he tries to stop them. One of the women is a fashion model from the 20th century, thousands of years before Vashtarr's time. First he time travels to the past to kidnap her; if he hadn't she would have died centuries before he was even born. Then, once he has captured her, instead of killing her he locks her in a cell that she escapes easily despite having no powers or relevant skills. Afterwards, she meets the other two women and strips him of his powers, but if had either left her alone in her own time or either killed or properly secured her when he had the chance he never would have been defeated.
26th Mar '17 8:13:47 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/ShimmerAndShine'': Zeta flies around in a motorcycle that runs out of fuel without giving her enough time for a safe landing.
10th Mar '17 11:15:31 PM jccw227
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** Though it could be a bit of a subversion. As while there he causes the team to turn on each other and reveals he could have escaped at anytime. Also the fact this was still early into the Justice League's creation and Batman was still known for preferring to do things on his own. Then, unlike most who have lived through this trope, he actually LEARNED from this experience. [[http://viewrz.com/video/batman-oh-wait-i-did The next time he is walking into a set up he does call for backup]].

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** Though it could be a bit of a subversion. As while there he causes the team to turn on each other and reveals he could have escaped at anytime. Also the fact this was still early into the Justice League's creation and Batman was still known for preferring to do things on his own. Then, unlike most who have lived through this trope, he actually LEARNED from this experience. [[http://viewrz.com/video/batman-oh-wait-i-did The next time he is walking into a set up he does call for backup]].backup.
** In the same episode, similar to his comic book counter part, Luthor is discovered to be suffering from terminal cancer due to carrying Kryptonite on him for years in an attempt to keep Superman at bay. Had he taken the time to analyze it, like Batman had upon first coming across it, he would have realized that it was admitting low levels of radiation which, over time, would eventually be fatal to not just Kryptonians, but humans as well. Instead, he was so excited to have an edge over Supes, he didn't look any further into it. Naturally, upon finding out about his illness, [[NeverMyFault he blames it all on Superman.]]
12th Feb '17 10:47:46 AM mlsmithca
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8RPO87vSc This]]. That's right, WesternAnimation/MegaMan just took a bullet for ''a statue''. Said statue was that of Abraham Lincoln, so [[{{YMMV}} your mileage may vary.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8RPO87vSc This]]. That's right, WesternAnimation/MegaMan just took a bullet for ''a statue''. Said statue was that of Abraham Lincoln, so [[{{YMMV}} your mileage may vary.]]Lincoln.
12th Feb '17 2:59:11 AM MorphinBrony
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8RPO87vSc This]]. That's right, WesternAnimation/MegaMan just took a bullet for ''a statue''. Said statue was that of Abraham Lincoln, so [[YMMV your mileage may vary.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8RPO87vSc This]]. That's right, WesternAnimation/MegaMan just took a bullet for ''a statue''. Said statue was that of Abraham Lincoln, so [[YMMV [[{{YMMV}} your mileage may vary.]]
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