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22nd Mar '17 1:06:08 PM tvlegend
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'''You'd Expect''': Agumon to stay with Tai so he can get the hell away from the Digimon Emperor.
'''Instead''': He decides to try and attack the Digimon Emperor.

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'''You'd Expect''': Agumon to stay with Tai so he can get the hell away from the Digimon Emperor.
Emperor.\\
'''Instead''': [[LeeroyJenkins He decides to try and attack the Digimon Emperor.Emperor]]. This easily allows the Digimon Emperor to regain control of him using the Dark Spiral.
22nd Mar '17 12:44:12 PM tvlegend
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in episode 34, the Digidestined discover that close proximity to the Destiny Stones enable Angemon to digivolve to [=MagnaAngemon=], who [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Piedmon]] in the past and came extremely close to beating [=BlackWarGreymon=] before the latter [[DiabolusExMachina destroyed the nearby Destiny Stone]].\\
'''You'd Expect''' The Digidestined to capitalize on this knowledge. After all, they know the villains are all going after the Destiny Stones, (In several other encounters they even find the stones before them!). All they need to do is either use the remaining stones to either digivolve Angemon again, or even bring in Tai or Matt, and the other original children, to digivolve to their highest forms to increase their chances at winning.\\

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'':
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episode 34, 10, the Digimon Emperor finds the Digidestined discover that close proximity to with Agumon, who the Destiny Stones enable Angemon Digimon Emperor wants to digivolve recapture with his new Dark Spiral. However, Pegasusmon manages to [=MagnaAngemon=], who [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Piedmon]] in knock the past and came extremely close to beating [=BlackWarGreymon=] before the latter [[DiabolusExMachina destroyed the nearby Destiny Stone]].Digimon Emperor of his Airdramon steed.\\
'''You'd Expect''' Expect''': Agumon to stay with Tai so he can get the hell away from the Digimon Emperor.
'''Instead''': He decides to try and attack the Digimon Emperor.
** While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in episode 34, the Digidestined discover that close proximity to the Destiny Stones enable Angemon to digivolve to [=MagnaAngemon=], who [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Piedmon]] in the past and came extremely close to beating [=BlackWarGreymon=] before the latter [[DiabolusExMachina destroyed the nearby Destiny Stone]].\\
'''You'd Expect''':
The Digidestined to capitalize on this knowledge. After all, they know the villains are all going after the Destiny Stones, (In several other encounters they even find the stones before them!). All they need to do is either use the remaining stones to either digivolve Angemon again, or even bring in Tai or Matt, and the other original children, to digivolve to their highest forms to increase their chances at winning.\\
19th Mar '17 8:21:48 AM GlitteringFlowers
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'''Instead:''' He writes the misunderstanding word, leaves, returns and finds out that she killed herself (thinking that was what he wanted) and proceeds to kill her father and a family friend because he thinks it's their fault that she died.
** One case revolves around a judo champion and friend of Eri killing her husband because he was having an affair with the wife of a close friend of theirs, and his wife's crush for years. When Eri solves the case and tells her that her husband likely had the affair to get some attention from his wife, the wife sees the issue.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The husband to realize what a ''stupid'' idea it is to have an affair with the wife of a good friend, and specially just to get the attention of ''his'' own wife who once crushed hard on the lady's husband.\\
'''Instead:''' He has the affair and makes it pretty obvious that he ''is'' having an affair by having matches from a restaurant where he meets the woman easily visible in their home and using easy-to-see-through methods to give himself a reason for coming home late. And he ends up infuriating his wife so much, specially because said affair is breaking off the other guy's once ''genuinely'' happy marriage, that she snaps and ultimately kills him.

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'''Instead:''' He writes the misunderstanding word, leaves, returns and finds out that she killed herself (thinking that was what he wanted) and proceeds to kill her father and a family friend because he thinks it's their fault that she died.
died. Even when the family [[BigScrewedUpFamily already has SEVERE problems]], ''he should've known better than doing that and being the catalyst for the girl he loved's death''.
** One case revolves around a judo champion and friend of Eri killing her husband because he was having an affair with the wife of a close friend of theirs, [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden and his wife's crush for years.years]]. When Eri solves the case and tells her that her husband likely had the affair to get some attention from his wife, the wife sees the issue.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The husband to realize have realized what a ''stupid'' idea it is to have an affair with the wife of a good friend, and specially just to get the attention of ''his'' own wife who once crushed hard on the lady's husband.husband, but was self-respectful enough not to pursue it. He was an adult and he should've spoken to his wife about something this important to their relationship.\\
'''Instead:''' He has had the affair and makes made it pretty obvious that he ''is'' '''was''' having an affair by having matches from a restaurant where he meets met the woman easily visible in their home and using easy-to-see-through methods to give himself a reason for coming home late. And he ends ended up infuriating his wife so much, specially because said affair is breaking broke off the other guy's once ''genuinely'' happy marriage, that she snaps snapped and ultimately kills killed him.
15th Mar '17 8:39:31 PM SenorCornholio
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in episode 34, the Digidestined discover that close proximity to the Destiny Stones enable Angemon to digivolve to [=MagnaAngemon=], who [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Piedmon]] in the past and came extremely close to beating [=BlackWarGreymon=] before the latter [[DiabolusExMachina destroyed the nearby Destiny Stone.\\

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in episode 34, the Digidestined discover that close proximity to the Destiny Stones enable Angemon to digivolve to [=MagnaAngemon=], who [[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Piedmon]] in the past and came extremely close to beating [=BlackWarGreymon=] before the latter [[DiabolusExMachina destroyed the nearby Destiny Stone.Stone]].\\
15th Mar '17 8:38:57 PM SenorCornholio
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in episode 34, the Digidestined discover that close proximity to the Destiny Stones enable Angemon to digivolve to [=MagnaAngemon=], who would nearly defeat their opponents.\\

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'': While combating [=BlackWarGreymon=] in episode 34, the Digidestined discover that close proximity to the Destiny Stones enable Angemon to digivolve to [=MagnaAngemon=], who would nearly defeat their opponents.[[CurbStompBattle easily defeated]] [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Piedmon]] in the past and came extremely close to beating [=BlackWarGreymon=] before the latter [[DiabolusExMachina destroyed the nearby Destiny Stone.\\
8th Mar '17 11:07:29 AM Zerukin
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* ''Anime/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland'':
** While traveling with Flip, Nemo encounters a giant door which he recognizes as the door he we told to never open under any circumstances. Flip then tells Nemo they should open it.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Knowing the promise he made to King Morpheus that he wouldn't open the door as well as the fact he was told it was forbidden, he would outright refuse and walk away, and if Flip continued to hassle him about it, report him.\\
'''Instead:''' He gets Flip to lift him up to the keyhole to unlock the door, which results in [[NiceJobBreakingItHero the Nightmare invading Slumberland and abducting King Morpheus]].
5th Mar '17 7:29:26 PM Tomodachi
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** ''WhanAnIdiot/DragonBallSuper''

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** ''WhanAnIdiot/DragonBallSuper''''WhatAnIdiot/DragonBallSuper''
26th Feb '17 5:46:43 PM BrendanRizzo
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'''Instead:''' She deliberately makes a lower-scoring move in order to demoralize her opponents and set things up so that they cannot make their own highest-scoring moves, despite the fact that they wouldn't have been able to make them anyway had she ended it as soon as she could.

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'''Instead:''' She deliberately makes a lower-scoring move in order to demoralize her opponents and set things up so that they cannot make their own highest-scoring moves, despite the fact that they wouldn't have been able to make them anyway had she ended it as soon as she could.\\
26th Feb '17 5:45:52 PM BrendanRizzo
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'''Instead:''' She deliberately makes a lower-scoring move in order to demoralize her opponents and set things up so that they cannot make their own highest-scoring moves, despite the fact that they wouldn't have been able to make them anyway had she ended it as soon as she could. Naturally, [[spoiler: she loses because of this.]]

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'''Instead:''' She deliberately makes a lower-scoring move in order to demoralize her opponents and set things up so that they cannot make their own highest-scoring moves, despite the fact that they wouldn't have been able to make them anyway had she ended it as soon as she could. Naturally, [[spoiler: she loses because could.
'''The Result:''' The other teams are able to buy enough time for [[spoiler:one
of this.]]them to eventually beat her by other means]].
16th Feb '17 9:09:19 PM Loekman3
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** [[ActionGirl Ageha]] had been injected with the titular drug [[JustB

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** [[ActionGirl Ageha]] had been injected with the titular drug [[JustB[[JustBetweenYouAndMe that the Big Bad told in explicit detail how it works and why/how he has such a willing hostage thanks to,]] before TheCavalry comes in (''after'' the [[RuleofSexy rape]] happened of course, since it's hentai,) to be BigDamnHeroes.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Ageha to tell her sidekicks about the drug, excuse herself from the case while seeking ''immediate'' medical attention and/or said sidekicks to realize their naked teammate lying naked in a puddle of bodily fluids with the naked Big Bad behind her is a ''bad'' thing and get her to treatment/therapy ASAP.\\
'''Instead:''' [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight They act like it's just another day,]] ([[FridgeHorror and they're the SVU, which is the biggest crime in the setting!]]) and [[IdiotHero Ageha]] goes on to become a combination TheMillstone, ManchurianAgent and UnwittingPawn even before the MindControl aspects of the drug when she's [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbating at crime scenes]] then turning the ''entire police station'' into a Roman orgy for the BigBad to lord over before an AssPull saves though though [[KarmaHoudini escapes as a Sequel Hook.]]
* ''Kangokujima'':
** SpiritualSuccessor to the above (read: just as married to the IdiotBall) reveals that the titular prison is a direct Expy of TheAlcatraz right down to being built on an island... above an abandoned mine.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The mines would be completely sealed off and/or the guards would be explicitly taught to know the mines like the back of their hand as a requirement to work there to minimize such an obvious way to escape.\\
'''Instead:''' The guards simply note this weakness, don't even bother to do a cursory check with their flashlights like they're afraid of the dark and it makes it piss-easy for the BigBad to smuggle [[DressingAsTheEnemy armed Mooks disguised as more guards,]] (which in and of itself is another WAI moment in terms of background checks,) the prison is effortlessly taken over, cut off from the outside world simply by controlling the comm. room (''one more'' [[RuleOfThree WAI moment!]]) and the FauxActionGirl sisters that had a [[ItsPersonal personal]] grudge against the BigBad for [[YouKilledMyFather killing their father]] and [[RapeAsBackstory taking the eldest sister's virginity in the same situation]] lives like an even bigger king than his identical predecessor in ''Kamyla''!
* ''Manga/KarateShoukoushiKohinataMinoru'':
** Minami Hiroki, Captain of the Reinan 2nd Karate Club has just recruited [[DepravedHomosexual Pedro Barbossa]], and allowed him to room with fellow members Minoru and Hayama. A few days afterwards, Minami learns that Pedro is a rapist who has been attacking other students, and has attacked Minoru twice, very recently.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Minami to either turn Pedro over to the police or Hyakubukai (the uni's student council), kick him out of the club, refuse to allow him to keep living with Minoru and Hayama, or at the very least try and get him to learn that rape is wrong.\\
'''Instead:''' He does absolutely nothing about Pedro. The consequences of this manifest themselves during a training trip, when Pedro attempts to force himself onto a drunken Minoru, and it's only due to luck that he doesn't succeed.
** During said training trip, Minoru, Hayama and fellow karateka Mamiya are tricked into going to an illegal fight club for U.S. soldiers, so that the head of the club, Kevin can have a fight with their friend Chris. Chris refuses the fight, and gives Kevin a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech RYS]] speech for good measure. Kevin responds by repeatedly shooting Chris in the legs, and decides to just let them all go.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Minoru and co would thank whatever gods there are, get out of there and get Chris medical help.\\
'''Instead:''' A furious Minoru challenges Kevin to a fight. He gets [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beaten brutally]], and is only saved thanks to Hayama managing to warn Mutou, the club's resident BloodKnight about what's going on.
** In Chapter 301, we learn that Nozomi broke up with Minami after discovering a calling card for a hostess club in his suit jacket, leading her to think Minami [[YourCheatingHeart was cheating on her]]. The rest of the Karate Club soon discover that Minami is innocent; the card was put there by Saizou, who occasionally borrows the suit in question.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Someone from the club (preferably Saizou) would just go to Nozomi and explain the situation.\\
'''Instead:''' We get a number of silly courses of action from the members of the club, one after the other:\\
'''First:''' Saizou decides to spy on Nozomi to look for evidence of her cheating on Minami, under the belief that this will give Minami leverage on his ex-girlfriend which he can use to get her back. It apparently doesn't occur to Saizou that '''A)''' Minami never cheated in the first place, and '''B)''' Nozomi can't cheat on Minami if she just broke up with him.\\
'''Then:''' Akiko and Seiji decide to spy on Nozomi as she's meeting up with Kiichi, Seiji's older brother. While trying to eavesdrop on the two of them, Akiko loudly freaks out upon learning that Nozomi and Kiichi are childhood friends, and that Kiichi has probably never seen Nozomi as a potential girlfriend, since according to her, these are clear indicators of an imminent romance. Predictably, [[RealityEnsues Nozomi overhears her]], and comes over to ask what's going on.\\
'''Then:''' After Nozomi explains that she and Kiichi are discussing what they're going to wear at "the wedding", Mamiya and Akiko, rather than ask for further clarification, immediately take this to mean that Nozomi and Kiichi are planning to get married.\\
'''[[RuleOfThree THEN]]:''' Minoru suddenly decides to restart his old feud with Kiichi, intending to both punish him for "stealing" Nozomi, and prove that karate is stronger than kendo. Thankfully, he drops the IdiotBall by the start of the next chapter, and he and Nana decide to just talk to Nozomi, whereupon it is revealed that she and Kiichi are attending the wedding of two alumni from their respective sports clubs.
* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'':
** In the first episode of the anime, Hazumu, feeling dejected by Yasuna rejecting his confession of love for her, goes walking at Mt. Kashima. At night he looks up at the sky and sees what he thought was a shooting star, but it is actually a malfunctioning alien spaceship, on a collision course for Earth. After trying to make a few wishes he notices that the "shooting star" is heading right for him!\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Hazumu to run for his life!\\
'''Instead:''' He just stands there like an idiot and screams and gets hit by the crashing spaceship, killing him! He does end up getting revived, but the process of the aliens bringing him back to life resulted in him irrevocably [[GenderBender changing his gender to female]].
* ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'':
** The insect-themed QuirkyMiniBossSquad (composed of three ninja) are sent to go capture Nanami, the IllGirl sister of the protagonist. They decide in probably reasonable ninja procedure to go one at a time (ostensibly because two are only there as transportation and backup respectively) to subdue and capture her to hurt her older brother. The first, Kamakiri, arrives at her location and ambushes her with his Praying Mantis close combat style nails (long and sharp) but is quickly defeated off screen and rendered unconscious.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That his backup WOULD check in on him after he was gone for an inordinately long time.\\
'''Instead:''' Even though one of them gets a 'bad feeling' that something has gone 'terribly wrong', he doesn't do anything which for a cartoon medium might as well mean TooDumbToLive.
** Also from the same episode, when Kamakiri does die and his friends go in to try to rescue him/continue the mission, they send another close-combat specialist in next, which is fine, but it turns out that Nanami has AwesomenessByAnalysis, meaning that whenever they show her any of their hereditary ninja arts she will instantly learn them and master them the second time they show her.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' If you were sane upon seeing this and her SlasherSmile ''run the fuck away'', grab the remaining guy and RUN like you never did before to inform the rest of your ninja brethren of the threat they face and report a full account of her abilities and weaknesses that you could glean from that short encounter (being ninja they should have observation skills). Or at least, assuming that this happened way too fast for the guy to run away before dying, for Mitsubachi remaining to realize the depth of the threat and run for it and hopefully make it off the island alive.\\
'''Instead:''' Chouchou gets himself killed--which on second thought/review may have been impossible for him to get out of--but Mitsubachi actually tries to stay and complete the mission rather than run away; although Nanami noticed his presence it still should have been possible to run.
* In ''Anime/KillLaKill'':
** In the 4th episode, ''Dawn Of A Miserable Morning'', right as Ryuko, Mako and Maiko reach Honoji Academy, Guts comes with Senketsu, but unfortunatly seeing Ryuko's underwear causes him to get DistractedByTheSexy and get a nosebleed. Maiko then kicks Guts, steals Senketsu, and reveals herself to be TheMole -- that she was pretending to be a fellow no-star student but is really the Trap Committee leader of Honnouji Academy. So she monologues and gloats about using Senketsu to take over as ruler of the school.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Ryuko to take advantage of Maiko gloating, and beat her up, and take back Senketsu, simple as that.\\
'''Instead''': Ryuko never thinks of doing this, and Maiko then tries on Senketsu, and manages to successfully go through the transformation sequence without fail (due to being shameless about being fanservicy) and decides to beat up Mako and Ryuko. It's only because of Senketsu trying to hold back Maiko does it prevent her from succeeding.
** After [[HotBlooded Ryuko]] discovers that she's a life fiber hybrid and that her biological mother is [[BigBad Ragyo Kiryuin]], she shuns Senketsu and heads after Ragyo and Nui alone. Ragyo and Nui goad her to come to Honouji Academy; Mikisugi warns her that this is a trap.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Ryuko to listen to Mikisugi's warning.\\
'''Instead:''' She refuses to listen, almost attacks him, and abandons him and the others to pursue Ragyo and Nui. The two MindRape Ryuko by giving her fake memories and bonding her to Junketsu, resulting in her pulling a FaceHeelTurn.
* In ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'':
** Our heroine [[ShrinkingViolet Sawako]] looks like she has finally [[ObliviousToLove realised]] that [[NiceGuy Kazehaya]] ''does'' like her too. Valentine Day approaches.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Sawako gives Kazehaya chocolate. Even if it is just "duty" chocolate.\\
'''Instead:''' She gives chocolate to everyone ''but'' Kazehaya. You see, she's so honest that she couldn't give him just "duty" chocolate, but [[ExtremeDoormat too humble]] to dare to give him "real" chocolate. So she doesn't give him ''any''.\\
'''Result:''' Kazehaya is left absolutely confused. Does she like him or not? [[PoorCommunicationKills Their relationship is now worse]] than it was at the beginning of the story.
* ''Manga/KotouraSan'':
** In the GrandFinale, Haruka ([[TheHero heroine]] and TheWoobie incarnate) [[spoiler:is facing her mother, Kumiko, after [[IHaveNoSon she disowned]] her at [[DownerBeginning the beginning of the series]] because she outed [[YourCheatingHeart her parents' affair]] because of her {{Telepathy}} coupled with [[InnocentlyInsensitive common child naivete]]. After a ChildishPillowFight that served to vent all frustrations at her, Haruka is cleaning the mess caused by the fight. Her mother falls asleep and mumbles in her sleep "Forgive me...Haruka..." Haruka promptly reads her mind to find out [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone how deeply her mother regrets what she did to her]]]].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' [[spoiler: Haruka to acknowledge her mother's feelings and say she forgives her]].\\
'''Instead:''' [[spoiler: Haruka starts saying she was ''immature'' and that she didn't try to see things from her mother's side and should have tried to see through the surface]]...''Despite'' being traumatized and being sent to a years-long trip to the DespairEventHorizon because [[AbusiveParents her mother was too immature to acknowledge her fault and pinning the whole blame on Haruka for the family falling apart]], despite [[ParentalAbandonment the father leaving everything in Kumiko's hands and doing nothing to help and acting like he just didn't care]].\\
'''Worse''': [[spoiler: She had already forgiven [[ClingyJealousGirl Hiyori]] for [[ManipulativeBastard her cruel scheme]]]] in episode 3 because [[spoiler: the latter [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone was sincere in recognizing her mistake]]. Kumiko is NotSoDifferent in this context]].\\
'''On The Bright Side''': Haruka, after nearly 15 years, has finally figured out that her {{Telepathy}} [[AvertedTrope averts]] ConvenientlyCoherentThoughts and has learned AnAesop about judging books by their cover [[note]] or people by their most current thoughts in this case [[/note]]. Besides, [[spoiler: her forgiveness]] is strongly implied anyway.
* ''Anime/LittleLulu'':
** This also showed up twice in the anime episode where Tubby gets captured by the Westside Gang. Lulu and the gang come up with Plan A, which was to hide a saw inside a pie for Tubby to use to escape. However, since none of them knew how to make a pie, they decide to substitute the real thing with a mud pie. Lulu and Annie then bring the mud pie over to the Westside Gang's territory and give it to Tubby.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tubby to listen to Lulu and for her to tell him that there's actually a saw hidden inside the mud pie so that he can escape to freedom.\\
'''Instead:''' When Tubby finds out that the pie was actually mud, he becomes angry, saying that he cannot eat it then kicks it so hard that it sails out the window of the RV he was imprisoned in and onto the ground, revealing the saw in front of the Westside Gang.
** Then later on in the same episode, after Willy and Iggy have also gotten captured by the Westside Gang, it is then up to Wilbur to come to the rescue with a shovel that he intends to use to tunnel into the RV to save Tubby and the others. Once on the other side, Wilbur then proceeds to carry out his mission.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Wilbur to lightly tap on the side of the RV and quietly let Tubby, Willy, and Iggy know that he was going to dig them out and for them to be ready when he did.\\
'''Instead:''' He just goes ahead and starts digging next to the RV, causing Tubby, Willy, and Iggy to become worried, thinking that a bear is coming to eat them, then promptly alert the Westside Gang that they hear a weird noise, resulting in Wilbur's capture after that.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'':
** For the majority of the franchise, the titular character ends up meeting Fujiko after [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder she commits a betrayal]].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Lupin will catch on about it and want nothing more to do with her.\\
'''Instead:''' He continues to blindly trust her. Every. ''Single''. Time.
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* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** The runaway prince Alibaba has managed to change his kingdom and has cornered his best friend, Kassim with his [[FlamingSword Amon]] and effectively used his sword up against his friend. His friend has betrayed him many times and doesn't deserve to live after he's backstabbed him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Alibaba to go ahead and kill Kassim, because he's trying to destroy everything Alibaba worked for and he's a traitorous jerk who'll take advantage of it. Just kill him already.\\
'''Instead:''' The dumbass pulls his sword aside, lies on the ground and whines that he can't kill his best friend, which causes Kassim to hit him and stab himself to death, creating a huge Dark Djinn (monster) who's so strong even Sinbad and Morgiana can't kill it. This also causes Judar to go crazy with power. Nice job breaking it, you freaking dumbass.
** Dunya Mustasim's servant, Isaac has just died, and she's going over her memories. Alibaba knows how it feels to lose his friends. But she's an evil villain and he already has a curse mark on his neck that might take him over.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That he'd stay away from Dunya, knowing that if he goes near her black rukh, he'll become corrupted, too.\\
'''Instead:'''' The idiot goes to Dunya, sifts through her memories, and falls into darkness, forcing the other three to fight their stupid best friend.
** Hakuryuu knows that his mother's a crazy bitch. And that she killed his father and brothers. When he has the chance to explain himself to his sister, Hakuei, surely she'll be on his side if he can just be sane and explain it all calmly.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Him to calmly and rationally explain everything, instead of ranting, which will just make Hakuei think he's snapped.\\
'''Instead:''' Hakuryuu rants and screams, causing Hakuei to hit him and think he's lost his mind. Which leads Hakuryuu to fall into depravity upon meeting Judar. Nice job, Hakuei.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
** [[MadScientist Mad]] [[EvilSorcerer Sorceress]] Precia Testarossa needs all 21 Jewel Seeds (or, by her own estimates, at least 14) to activate a successful dimensional transference to Al-Hazard. Once she sees that her [[spoiler:cloned]] daughter, Fate, has lost her battle with Nanoha for control of '''all 21 Jewel Seeds,''' she zaps her and takes back the nine Jewel Seeds she had in her possession.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Precia to ''also'' zap Nanoha and swipe the remaining Jewel Seeds, which were on her person at the time. '''Or''' even earlier than that, send Fate to TSAB as TheMole to get her hands on the rest of the Seeds.\\
'''Instead:''' Neither thought occurs to her. Her subsequent attempt to use the nine Jewel Seeds to achieve dimensional transference ends catastrophically, and she perishes along with her lair.
** In ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs A's]]'', [[spoiler: it's eventually revealed that the entire plot is the machinations of one [[WellIntentionedExtremist Admiral Gil Graham]], attempting his own secret plan to destroy the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness]] for good. It's taken roughly nine years to set up, and is rather convoluted and intricate]]. A significant part of the plan involves sending his familiars, [[spoiler: Lotte and Aria]] out to aid the Wolkenritter (the Book of Darkness' defense programs) against the heroes several times, before finally [[spoiler: killing them in front of their young master, driving her over the edge to justify using extreme measures]]. Naturally, since they're somewhat well known, disguises are employed. Not a problem, magic can be used for that.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Them to take disguises that, well, look like nothing, which shouldn't be that hard. Something that wouldn't stand out to anyone. They could even take different disguises each time, just to keep people guessing.\\
'''Instead:''' They take on forms heavily implied to be [[TheAce Chrono Harlaown]]'s dead father, who died working on the Book of Darkness case the last time it appeared. Naturally, this ''can't'' be a coincidence, and the list of potential suspects is narrowed significantly. Before long Chrono has defeated the familiars easily, arrested their master, and confiscated the Device meant to accomplish the plan. [[RousseauWasRight It wouldn't have worked anyway]], but if you spend nine years on something, it's hard to believe a weak point like that would slip through.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'':
** In episode twelve of the anime, the girls are attacked by falling boulders, quakes, etcetera. They quickly determine the threats to be illusory, which Hikaru proves by allowing a tree to fall on her and emerging unscathed. They hide in a cave to regroup and are immediately met by Clef, who had been petrified in the first episode. He tells them that he has rescued Emeraude and she needs to talk to them, although everyone the girls have met up to now, including Clef himself, has made it very clear that ''nobody'' in Cephiro has the ability to rescue Emeraude. That's the whole reason Emeraude summoned them in the first place.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The girls not to be taken in, because it's obviously another illusion. The only explanation Clef gives for his recovery is that "Zagato can't beat me," even though they knew that Zagato ''did'' beat him and [[TakenForGranite turned him into a statue]], because ''Clef told them so'' through Mokona.\\
'''Instead:''' Hikaru and Umi buy this story after only a moment of hesitation. Fuu is suspicious, but she can't convince them not to follow Clef to meet an equally fake Emeraude. When Fuu breaks down the illusion by asking it basic questions, Hikaru and Umi are ''stunned''.
* ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'':
** Mahoro finds out that her master Suguru participates in a street fighting festival. She sets out with Minawa to retrieve him and bring him home safely. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Mahoro and Minawa take off for the air and survey the area from there, since you have to fight when you walk the streets. Alternatively, they could simply break the flowers on their heads indicating that they are disqualified, so they won't be bothered by all those baton-swinging morons looking for a brawl. \\
'''Instead:''' They walk around with the flowers intact on their heads and get distracted by fighting all those apparently brain-damaged locals - which also takes a ridiculous amount of effort, considering they are ''battle-androids''.
** Also, how Mahoro keeps confiscating Suguru's PornStash, since according to her "dirty thoughts are bad".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Suguru makes it clear that ''he'' is the master and ''she'' is the maid, and she has no right to tell him what he should or should not keep under his bed. \\
'''Instead:''' Suguru lets Mahoro simply take away his expensive erotica, even though he sometimes goes to great lengths to obtain a rare issue. Worse, he even allows himself to be scolded by her. Who is the master and who is the maid again?
* ''Anime/MaiHiME'':
** In Episode 13, "Night of the Tamayura", Yuuichi and Shiho are out on a date, and they bump into Mai and Reito just as they're [[WillTheyOrWontThey about to kiss]]. He's [[CanNotSpitItOut still struggling to decide]] whether or not he actually likes Mai "in that way".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Yuuichi to keep his mouth shut and wait until the end of the festival to ask Mai about what happened...or perhaps confronted her about his feelings, maybe...''eight episodes ago'', when Reito wasn't around.\\
'''Instead:''' He picks the [[MomentKiller worst possible time]] to blurt out Mai's name, and breaks two cardinal rules of dating in the process: 1. Never cockblock another person just as s/he's about to get some action (double if it's someone you know), and 2. Never confess/imply that you like another girl ''in front of your date''. Now, Shiho's mad at Mai and refuses to talk to her, and double since Mai had promised to [[ShipperOnDeck help Shiho win Yuuichi's affections]] and now Shiho thinks Mai was lying (when in fact, Mai ''did'' mean what she said); and Reito, usually a calm and collected guy, is mad at Yuuichi because ''he'' suspects something's going on between the two of them. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job breaking them up, "hero".]]
* ''Manga/MamotteShugogetten'':
** The hero Tasuke looks into a ring and gets a guardian spirit from it because of his purity of heart. A legend that his dad sent along with the ring said that something like this would happen. Of course, she causes him lots of trouble by doing things like destroying his school, locking him up at Christmas, etc. He receives more gifts like this via the mail from his traveling dad. They have legends that say if someone with a pure heart does something or other, some spirit will appear, etc.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He'd remember the legend of the ring and therefore count all these legends as true, being careful to avoid doing the stuff that would activate them.\\
'''Instead:''' He does exactly what is required to activate those legends. He repeats this mistake ''twice''. Once the spirit inside has repeatedly tried to get him to pay attention to only her, and the other time the spirit's only job is to create "trials" for her master, really just making life more difficult on him.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'':
** Sachiko has a hard time when her grandmother, who she loves immensely, becomes terminally ill and winds up in the hospital.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Sachiko explains to Yumi why she won't be around school much anymore in the following period, even if she finds it hard to talk about it. After all, Yumi is her beloved soeur and therefore the first and foremost person that she can confide her troubles to, outside family. That way she could have given a Yumi a chance to stand by her emotionally as well.\\
'''Instead:''' Sachiko tells Yumi nothing and keeps on disappearing without explanation, seemingly conspiring with her cousin Touko, Yumi's biggest rival at the time. This results in quite a bit of emotional turmoil for Yumi, who really has no clue about what is going on.
** Also, first-year student Naito Shouko desperately wants to be a member of the Yamurikai, so she signs up for the tea-party which Yoshino and Yumi hold to find a soeur, since being picked by either one of them would secure her position in that prestigious student council.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She concentrates her efforts on one girl, preferably the least popular one, and tries to woo her into becoming her grande soeur. Since she has quite an impressive appearance her chances would have been rather good. \\
'''Instead:''' She outright mentions that either one of them is fine, spoiling any chance she might have had to be picked as a soeur.
* ''LightNovel/MayoChiki'':
** Kanade is in {{troll}} mode, so she tells [[TsunDere Usami]] main guy Kinjirou is a pervert. Note this is the same guy that has gynophobia, Usami said 3 episodes ago she'd help curing it and thus knows this, two episodes ago she invited him to her house and rubbed her chest on him (Which he didn't like much because of his condition) and in this very episode, Kinjirou [[ThanksForTheMammaries accidentally grabs Usami's bare left breast]] and that causes him to ''faint'' in the act, plus Kanade's been trolling Usami for the entire episode.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Usami to notice the obvious lie and tell Kanade she knows Kinjirou's not like that.\\
'''Instead:''' Usami [[UnprovokedPervertPayback instantly belives Kinjirou's a super-pervert and lashes at him]]. Seems Usami is very gullible or Kanade so good at bluffing Usami would've believed she is the Moon too.
* ''Mayonaka Lolita'':
** A mostly off-screen moment: A high-school teacher, for some reason, makes a rejuvenation medicine.\\
'''You'd Expect''': He would hide it in a safe place and label it correctly. This medicine could cause a lot of problems after all.\\
'''Instead''': He mistankingly gives it out as juice to a male student.\\
'''Result''': Said male student gives it in turn to a female student, who drinks it and promptly [[FountainOfYouth regresses into a child]]. Way to go, dumbass.
** From this point on...\\
'''You'd Expect''' the teacher to try and make an antidote.\\
'''Instead''': He smiles, tells the girl she'll only be able to turn back to normal by kissing the boy she loves, and leaves. WTF.
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'':
** Episodes 18-19 has Maylu ending up getting a chip from Yahoot, who is disguised as Higsby.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Maylu should be suspicious of whether there's any evil effects on it.\\
'''Instead''': She ended up inserting the chip into Roll anyway, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy resulting in something bad]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job, Maylu]].\\
'''Addition''': Before this happened, Roll doesn't even get suspicious about the chip that her [=NetOp=] is holding at the time. So yeah...
** In the same episode, even [=MegaMan=] is no better. While trying an IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight on Roll, she suddenly goes back to her old self after grabbing him by his face.\\
'''You'd Expect''': [=MegaMan=] suspects that Roll is still not herself since her form is not yet normal and that he must pin her down.\\
'''Instead''': [=MegaMan=] attempts to approach her, and before you know it, "[[ISurrenderSuckers What a sucker]]!" she slapped him, zapped him with electricity, and steps on him, removing any more chances for him to fight back.
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'':
** Caren saves the mermaid trio from the Black Beauty Sisters.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She'd join them.\\
'''Instead:''' [[AloofAlly She refuses to join them]] all because she thinks Rina left her twin sister, Noel, to get captured.\\
'''Result:''' The Black Beauty Sisters captures her easily. Caren has bought all that on herself because she thinks she can rescue Noel ''by herself''.
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'':
** Dr. Tenma is held hostage by the Baby. The latter tells him to leave the questions to him.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tenma acknowledges this and agrees to answer his questions.\\
'''Instead:''' He keeps on asking the questions causing the Baby to whack him repeatedly in the face with a billiard stick.
* ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'':
** Mr. Kaizuka, father of bullied student Hiroko whom he chastises for having poor grades.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For him to go to the school and find the true cause of Hiroko's suffering: Aki Honda\\
'''Instead:''' Mr. Kaizuka grounds Hiroko for being associated with Shina, just right after Hiroko was ''[[BreakTheCutie raped]]''.\\
'''Result:''' Hello, Oni. *cue murder spree with Mr. Kaizuka as the first victim*
* ''Manga/{{Needless}}'':
** Uten, a needless with the ability to turn anything invisible, needs to find the location of our heroes' hideouts. He happens to chance upon two of them while they're out shopping.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Powers. Of. Invisibility. He only needs to shadow them back to base to succeed. This ain't rocket science, kids.\\
'''Instead:''' Uten sets up an extremely contrived trap for the two and tries to make them believe he's almighty and knows magic by turning parts of the building invisible, so he can interrogate them into revealing the base's location (changing gears midway into 'killing them and search corpses for clues'). He fails miserably. And dies. At no point does he even try to use his invisibility to escape when things have gone pear-shaped. Truly one for the record books. Even better, although his invisibility power does not necessarily work on himself, Uten has perhaps the most innocuous appearance among the Shitennou; that of a young boy. He could have ditched the costume and walked behind them the whole way and neither of the heroes would have been any wiser. Basically he failed at a task that did not even ''need'' the application of his powers to succeed.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** Shinji Ikari is a shy, introverted, cowardly, etc. 14 year old boy, but he's one of the few people who can prevent the destruction of the whole human race, whose performance is directly linked to his state of mind.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' A team of psychologists and/or therapists working to ensure top condition. Extensive psychological evaluation, therapy sessions after battles, supporting friends/colleagues.\\
'''Instead:''' He's left completely alone with his doubts and mental problems, abused by nearly all people, never receiving credit for his accomplishments, being belittled at every possible occasion, and being [[ButtMonkey the butt of every malicious joke]]. It's a complete miracle [[spoiler: that it took Shinji 19 episodes to FreakOut]].
** The Evangelion have to have cords attached to them for power, and being unplugged and without a power source is a major problem for some episodes.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' They'd add external battery packs to the Evangelion for every sortie.\\
'''Instead:''' They do... in one episode, in which they are destroyed and are never rebuilt or mentioned again.
** Alright folks, sit down, grab a nice fluffy pillow, this is the big one. [[ApocalypseMaiden Rei]] is created and bred to bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Just as Gendo is going to implement this plan however she hijacks the whole kit and kabudle. The fate of the human race is quite literally in her hands.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She cancels the whole thing, since when speaking to Shinji she voiced her objections to Instrumentality. And if it killed her, well she wants to die anyway, so it'd be no loss for her.\\
'''Instead:''' She wipes out the human race on Shinji's behalf, because she asked and it was what he wanted. He learns to BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, and Rei states that each individual can reverse Instrumentality if they wish. You can still get brain damage from your reaction.
** Gather 'round, everybody, this is an even ''bigger'' one, as it applies it to the ''whole premise''. You've been warned. So in the year 2015, these bizarre monsters called "Angels" are attacking a rebulit Tokyo (''Tokyo-3'') after a global cataclysm that happened in 2000. A goverment faciitly, called ''[[GratuitousGerman NERV,]]'' is set up to defeat them with the use of HumongousMecha called "Evangelions", which are really more like {{cyborg}}s. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' That this top-notch, if underfunded, goverment facility would leave the piloting of the Evangelions to highly-trained, competent adults.\\
'''Instead:''' They use a bunch of hormonal, angsty, [[DysfunctionJunction not-quite-stable]] ''fourteen-year-olds'' with [[DarkAndTroubledPast traumatic pasts]] instead. And before anyone jumps all over me, yes, I ''know'' it's justifed [[InUniverse in the show itself]]. But that doesn't make it any less stupid.
* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'':
** Stephanie is pissed off that Sora and Shiro are just ([[EntertaininglyWrong to the best of her knowledge]]) sitting around and doing nothing while she does all the work running Elkia, and so challenges Sora to a game, with the conditions that if she wins, he becomes a better person. As shown in the episode itself, she can decide which game they will play. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Her to pick a solved game like Nim, and then win because it is mathematically impossible for her to lose. \\
'''Instead:''' She tries random games of chance, and since she's going up against a [[ParodySue Parody Sue]], predictably loses every time, [[WagerSlave and suffers grave humiliation]], to boot.
* ''Manga/{{Octave}}:''
** Yukino meets a handsome man who wants to have sex with her, and who already has a girlfriend. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Yukino turns him down, since she already is in a relationship with Setsuko. Sure, Yukino's lack of self-confidence tends to make things shaky (which sometimes gets exacerbated because [[GirlsLove they're both girls]]), but Setsuko has proven to be a loyal, patient and loving partner. \\
'''Instead:''' Yukino has sex with him, since she mistook a previous conversation with Setsuko for "I'd be okay if you slept with a man", when she meant "If you fell for a man and wasn't dating me it'd be okay to have sex when you've done it with women". Her girlfriend is understandably distraught when she finds out Yukino cheated on her.
* ''Manga/OniichanNoKotoNankaZenzenSukiJanainDakaraNe'':
** Nao is [[BrotherSisterIncest in love with her brother Shuusuke]], who also loves her, and they just found they're NotBloodSiblings at that. She catches him playing an {{eroge}} with a sweet and kind LittleSisterHeroine.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She realizes that's the way her brother likes girls and acts that way to please him. It's her natural instinct in fact, being nice to him. She could even offer herself to him in a "Why playing games when you have a ''real'' sister who loves you?" sort of way.\\
'''Instead:''' She unplugs the computer, he loses his data and gets horribly angry, making their relationship worse. In fact, the entire first episode consists of Nao holding a planet-sized IdiotBall and '''faking''' {{tsundere}}-ness at her brother whenever they're getting close, for no reason other than [[IdiotPlot making their relationship harder and giving us a show to begin with]]. Had she been nicer, he wouldn't show much interest on [[ForgottenChildhoodFriend Iroha]] and the other girls and she could win his heart with little effort.
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'':
** Mariko Shinobu makes sure Nanako Misonou and her best friend Tomoko Arikura miss each other after school. She then tells Tomoko that Nanako doesn't have time to spend with her any more, since she joined the sorority.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Tomoko calls Nanako the same evening to ask her directly what's up. Or maybe ask her in the way to school tomorrow. Seeing how Mariko is openly clingy with regards to Nanako should already have sounded some alarm bells, and since Tomoko lives near Nanako's home it should be easy to catch up with her in the morning.\\
'''Instead:''' Tomoko simply decides to believe Mariko without any evidence and goes into instant sulk mode. She even refuses Nanako's phone calls later that evening, not even wondering why Nanako would call her in the first place when she doesn't have time for her.
** Also, local RichBitch Aya Misaki is very butthurt because an "outsider" like Nanako has been invited to have a spot in the famous Sorority, which she assumed it'd be hers due to having attended Seiran for far longer time and being from a very rich and distinguished family (Nanako is the daughter of an uni professor but technically is middle-to-high class, which is far below the average Sorority girl).\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Aya decides to formally issue a "protest" via speaking directy to the "higher ups" like Fukiko, or at least take the deal with some dignity and keeping it to herself. The aforementioned Mariko (also a prospect Sorority member) may be clingy to Nanako, but she also seems to be quite protective of her, and not to mention she has also been attending Seiran for years so Aya has leads on Mariko's HotBlooded personality.\\
'''Instead:''' Aya and her GirlPosse, Miyuki and Megumi, openly bully Nanako in front of everyone, thinking that Aya's high social status will let them get a KarmaHoudini. Aya adds insult to the injury via making cruel comments about Mariko too. Mariko [[BerserkButton EXPLODES]] in rage and hits Aya, and later ClassRepresentative Kaoru almost ''mauls'' them in public.
** Much, much later, Miki and Megumi are on their own, rather worried because [[spoiler: it looks like the Sorority will be disbanded, thus Aya's dream of being there will be definitely crushed.]] Two of the elder Sorority girls approach them and ask the two to [[spoiler: steal and burn the signature books requesting the Sorority disolution, promising to make their beloved Aya a member.]]\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Miki and Megumi to [[spoiler: make sure that the Sorority ladies ''do'' really mean what they've promised, asking for a sort-of proof in regards to it.]]\\
'''Instead:''' The two girls actually [[spoiler: go and steal the records on their own, without even questioning anything.]]. This leads to [[spoiler: them getting caught, Aya taking the blame for them and letting everyone think she was behind it, which then causes her to have a BSOD and almost kill herself, Nanako and Tomoko's efforts being the only reason she lives on.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/OokamiKakushi'':
** Hiroshi isn't exactly known to make intelligent decisions. To list a few examples:
** He has befriended Sakaki, who confides to him that he lost his fiancée to the mysterious group murdering people around town, and is seeking the truth. Hiroshi knows who the leader of this group is: Someone from his own school.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Hiroshi would realize Sakaki is probably murderously furious towards the person who killed his fiancée and keep his mouth shut until he knows more about the group, or the person's reasons for doing it.\\
'''Instead:''' He tells Sakaki the name of the leader in the group. Not surprisingly, Sakaki uses this little bit of information to set a trap.
** Said trap involves kidnapping the girl ([[spoiler:Nemuru]]), calling up Hiroshi, and taking him out in the middle of the night to an abandoned barn with the claim that he will show him "the truth".\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Hiroshi would see something suspicious in being called up at night, realize he might potentially be in danger if he were to go inside, and not go into the barn.\\
'''Instead:''' He walks into the barn, runs into [[spoiler: Nemuru]], and realizes the danger he might be in...just in time for Sakaki to leave him a knife as a parting gift and lock him up inside.
** During the night, [[spoiler: Nemuru]] finally tells Hiroshi everything, including that he is in danger of being attacked if she loses control of her impulses, and must be left tied up.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He would take into account what almost happened with Issei and follow her advice and leave her tied up until morning.\\
'''Instead:''' He unties her, and she nearly attacks him. Nothing bad happens, but still...
** And then there's Sakaki in episodes ten and eleven. We will start with the end of episode ten, which is when he begins to latch on to the VillainBall: He stabs his accomplice and lets him know of his real plan to destroy the city.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He would stab him one last time to kill him, thus unable to tell anyone of his plans.\\
'''Instead:''' He leaves him to die alone. When someone else comes across the wounded man, he uses his last breath to warn the village of Sakaki's plan.
** And speaking of Sakaki's plan...his plan is to basically open the dam and destroy the village. After managing to open the dam itself...\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He would stay at the station to guard it, or otherwise break the dam controls before leaving.\\
'''Instead:''' He not only leaves the station, but he also leaves the controls perfectly intact for the heroes to come along and undo the damage.
** While heading back through the forest, Isuzu notices Sakaki, someone who holds a grudge against the entire village and hates everyone in it, walking by, not to mention someone whom she ''knew'' was a genuine threat.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She would get out of there and alert the attention of the police, or the extermination group.\\
'''Instead:'' She follows him into the forest alone, loses sight of him, and gets shot.
** Last but not least, Sakaki is just about ready to take his revenge and is presented ''several'' opportunities to shoot [[spoiler: Nemuru]] and/or Hiroshi.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He wouldn't wait for them to finish monologing and [[JustShootHim just shoot them.]]\\
'''Instead:''' He stands around waiting for them to finish talking before ranting about his revenge, and how they're all monsters...''but never actually shoots anyone.'' By the time he ''does'' try to get a shot, [[spoiler: Kaori shows up, takes the bullet instead, and drags him down to his demise.]]
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'':
** In one scene in Episode 3, Kyosuke explicitly tells Kirino to keep her [=DVDs=] and games out of sight while she's not in her room.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Kirino to be extra cautious about her collection, since she's a siscon fan.\\
'''Instead:''' She leaves one of her games in the open on the very day her father comes into her room during her offline meeting, sparking a chain of events that ends with her hobby almost endangered and ''both'' Kousaka siblings injured (Kirino gets a minor injury because she tried to attack her own father with a crystal ashtray, but she was lucky compared to Kyosuke, who first gets his arm twisted for blocking his father from entering her room and then gets punched in the face after [[TakingTheHeat claiming ownership of all the adults only material in the house]]).
* ''[[Anime/PrettySammy Magical Project S]]'':
** Ramia finds out Misao's father is coming to visit her.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She'll just give her some slack and be with her father.\\
'''Instead:''' She has her transformed into Misa on that day.\\
'''Result:''' Sasami and Misao have discovered their magical girl identities in the end. [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Congratulations, Ramia, for making that happen]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** The show has it's main characters competing for Grief Seeds produced from the Witches they kill. As they use their magic, their Soul Gems begin to [[TheCorruption fill with darkness]], which is then transferred into the collected Grief Seeds.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Someone to question the nature of the dark substance that appears inside a Soul Gem, especially since it requires a Grief Seed of all things to remove, a Grief Seed that can regenerate the Witch if left alone too long. Read that again: A Magical Girl's power source produces something unusable to themselves, but compatible with the monsters they fight, and can revive said monsters.\\
'''Instead:''' No one seems to make the connection, most likely assuming that this "dirtiness" will make them no longer able to use magic. A minority of fans questioned this from the very beginning and speculated the results until the moment they were confirmed in [[WhamEpisode Episode 8]].
** In Episode 11, Madoka's mom confronts her as she intends to leave the shelter to go help Homura.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Junko to adamantly refuse to allow Madoka to leave the shelter to help a friend who's name Junko doesn't even know. Combined with Madoka's recent suspicious behavior [[spoiler:Coupled with the fact that Sayaka just died and Junko suspects that Madoka knows something about it, but won't say anything]] and the fact that Madoka just outright said the fire department couldn't handle it.\\
'''Instead:''' No such thought crosses Junko's mind and she allows her ordinary fourteen year old daughter to venture out into a suicidally dangerous storm, simply because Madoka's a good girl.
** [[spoiler: By the end of the anime, Homura has gone through many, many different time loops and much suffering, and [[SeenItAll knows full well what Kyubey is capable of and willing to do.]] At the end of Episode 12, the witch system has been revoked and replaced with a slightly better system. Homura is the only one who remembers the old system.]]\\
[[spoiler: '''You'd Expect''': Homura to not tell anyone about the old witch system, ''especially'' Kyubey, because the witch system is more beneficial to Kyubey than the new, current system.]]\\
[[spoiler: '''Instead''': Homura tells Kyubey about the witch system, leading to the [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion third movie]] and it's all downhill from there.]]
* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'':
** The SoleSurvivor of the infamous Capulet Massacre of Neo Verona is a girl, Juliet Fiamatta Asto Capulet, and the people behind said massacre (the Montagues) know this fact very well. The Capulet retainers that manage to escape from the purge take Juliet in, and they also go into hiding so they can protect her from the cruel Montagues AND get a chance to restore order. However, when the massacre takes place Juliet is just a two-year-old little girl and thus she can't properly lead them until at least her DangerousSixteenthBirthday.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For said retainers to educate little Juliet in the traditions and history of the Capulets as well as their rivalry with the Montagues. They already had the common sense to both raise Juliet as a boy named Odin and hide "him" among the low-to-middle-class of Neo-Verona, and train her as a swordswoman so she can protect herself if under attack from anyone.\\
'''Instead:''' They don't tell her anything, keeping all the info about her heritage and any strategies as a total secret from her until said DangerousSixteenthBirthday. By that time Juliet is both a {{Bifauxnen}} and an accomplished ActionGirl, but has no idea of how important she actually is to Neo Verona -- and worse, she has met the son of Lord Montague ([[MadDictatorsHandsomeSon who is nothing like his dad]]) and ''[[StarCrossedLovers is about to fall for him]]''. So now poor Juliet is thrust in a vital position that she's almost completely unprepared to carry on with, and soon she ''very understandably'' [[BreakTheCutie begins cracking]] under the terrible pressure of being expected to lead LaResistance AND loving the son of the dictator. And yet her own "supporters" get mad and act shocked that she can barely hack it, when it's them who didn't properly ready her for her important role.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'':
** Kenshin and Shishio are [[YouCanBarelyStand on their last legs]]. Shishio's [[HourOfPower 15-minute limit]] has already elapsed. His right-hand man, Houji, has a rifle.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Yumi: "JustShootHim!"\\
'''Instead:''' Houji: [[HonorBeforeReason "I believe in Lord Shishio!"]] ''[throws his gun away]''\\
'''The Result:''' Shishio: ManOnFire
*** But you want to know what makes this WhatAnIdiot moment worse? Previously on the Great Kyoto Fire chapters, [[spoiler: Houji modified Shishio's original plan by arranging that 7 members of the Juppon Gatana took part of the Great Kyoto Fire by killing the police officers and [=VIPs=] as a distraction while the rest sail towards Tokyo to bombard it and thus destroy it while the capital was undermanned.]] He did this because he wanted to bring total victory to Shishio regardless of costs and perhaps even risking gaining his ire modifying his plan in such a manner. Before the final fight with Kenshin, Houji swore that he would risk being hated like snakes and scorpions as he put it and had his rifle in hand in case the worst would come to worst! By pulling his HonorBeforeReason moment, Houji completely contradicted himself in this double whammy of the most illogical, thus bringing us this moment. Holy crap.
** Similarly: Saito has just gained the advantage of surprise by suddenly appearing on the battlefield.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He'd go for Shishio's heart. Or pretty much anything vital in that area.\\
'''Instead:''' Tries to stab him in the forehead for some reason. So he hits ''the only armored part of Shishio's body''. And due to Shishio's ability to beat any attack he's seen once, even his Zero Gatotsu fails (an AssPull in itself) and that's pretty much it for him in the fight.
** Said above battle: Shishio has managed to KO Kenshin, Saito and Sanosuke in rapid succession, and he himself is barely winded after all that. Yumi then urges Shishio to just hurry up and kill them.\\
'''You'd expect:''' For Shishio to, y'know, do exactly that.\\
'''Instead:''' Shishio declares that he's having too much fun and wants to savor the victory. This attitude allows Aoshi (who'd earlier undergone a full HeelFaceTurn) to come to the arena and fight Shishio in order to buy time for the others' HeroicSecondWind to kick in.
** Way back in the first major arc, with [[SerialKiller Jinei Udo]], a Revolution-era hitoriki like Kenshin, whose only real edge against Kenshin is that he hasn't lost his knack for killing. Jinei has managed to establish himself as a serious threat by slitting both of Sanosuke's wrists at lightning speed (in the manga, he stabs Sano straight through one wrist in graphic detail). Kenshin decides to take the one-day time period Jinei's given him to prepare, to go psych himself mentally to face the villain, but before doing so, he tasks Sano with letting Kaoru know the situation, which Sano does.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That once Kaoru's told what sort of enemy Jinei is, she'd heed Sano's warning and stay put so as not to get Kenshin distracted and in trouble.\\
'''Instead:''' Kaoru decides to go to where Kenshin is on the off-chance that he might leave and never return after confronting Jinei, even after Sano shows her his own injuries to emphasize that Jinei's not a nice guy.\\
'''Result:''' Kaoru gets kidnapped and held as bait by Jinei, triggering Kenshin's [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Battousai personality]] when he sees it happen.
*** Same scenario: In the manga, right after Sanosuke explains to Kaoru what Jinei's all about, she chases after Kenshin with the justification that she'd rather risk her life than risk being left all alone should Kenshin decide not to come back if he survives the fight.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Sano and Yahiko to chase after Kaoru, force her back to the dojo, and remind her that (A) Kenshin hasn't given any indication that he ''won't'' come back, and (B) she still has the two of them, at least, to keep her company.\\
'''Instead:''' They let her go, with Sano reasoning that since it's love motivating Kaoru, they wouldn't be able to change her mind. (In the anime, they at least bother to go searching for Kaoru once Kenshin sends word of her being kidnapped, though in the end they don't impact the main plot anyway.) Although the manga's version of that scenario might be mollified somewhat [[spoiler:because Jinei was spying on them at the dojo anyway; one panel in that scene reveals he's hiding in the trees nearby and eavesdropping on the conversation]].
** During the Kyoto arc, Sanosuke meets Anji, a fallen monk and (unknown to Sano at the time) the third-strongest member of the Jupon Gatana, while Anji is training his [[OneHitKill Futae no Kiwami]] technique. Sano asks to be taught the technique, which Anji relents to after some persuasion. After grasping the basic idea behind the Futae no Kiwami, Sano trains relentlessly with his right hand until he's mastered it within a week.\\
'''You'd expect:''' For Sano to at least train the Futae no Kiwami with his ''left'' hand, as well, so that by the time the final confrontation comes about he'd be able to use it with both fists. It's not like he can't effectively give a left-handed punch, after all.\\
'''Instead:''' He only focuses on his right hand and none of his other limbs.\\
'''Result:''' He overuses the Futae no Kiwami with his right hand during his fight with Anji, eventually breaking it when he tries to challenge [[BigBad Shishio]].
** During the Jinchuu arc, Saitou determines that [[BigBad Enishi]] is going to try to [[RevengeByProxy kill Kaoru to get to Kenshin]], and suggests to her that she should flee.\\
'''You'd expect:''' For Kaoru to ''take Saitou's advice and run''. She's not a very powerful fighter, in contrast to Enishi and his allies, and if she were to flee from there Kenshin would have one less distraction to worry about while fighting Enishi.\\
'''Instead:''' She stubbornly refuses to leave.\\
'''You'd then expect:''' For Saitou, who's not quite as badly injured as the other fighters up to that point, to do his job as a cop and forcibly take Kaoru away from the scene, or, failing that, to play bodyguard for her so Enishi can't get to her.\\
'''Instead:''' Saitou coolly tells Kaoru that since she won't leave of her own volition, she shouldn't expect him to move a finger to save her.\\
'''Result:''' [[spoiler:Enishi kidnaps Kaoru and leaves a lifelike doll of her with his sword through its chest to plunge Kenshin into a HeroicBSOD. It might have easily been Kaoru getting killed for real, but luckily for her Enishi couldn't bring himself to do it since she reminded him of his own [[DeadLittleSister dead older sister]]. Saitou never gets called out for his callous indifference, which as a cop should have at least gotten him into trouble for negligent homicide--not being more proactive to stop a murder he knew was intended to take place]].
** During the [[GoodIsNotNice Saitou]] vs. [[HandicappedBadass Usui]] fight, Usui manages to wound Saitou in both legs and deflect Saitou's signature Gatotsu thrust ''twice'' with his tortoise-shell shield, then shoves the shield right up in Saitou's face so his field of vision is completely blocked.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That Usui, who Saitou can't see behind the shield at this point, would just kill him right there and then.\\
'''Instead:''' Usui takes a moment to brag that he can attack from any angle behind the shield, and that Saitou's Gatotsu is now nullified since he can't use it at such close range.\\
'''Result:''' Saitou shows him that he ''does'' in fact have a close-range version of the Gatotsu that doesn't require a running-start, [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice pinning Usui to the wall]] (and ripping him totally in half in the manga).
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* ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'':
** Sailor Venus is shown to have a better memory the Senshi's former lives in the Silver Millennium than the others, including that the Shitennou were Prince Endymion's bodyguards and that they and the Senshi were in love. She has attempted to make Kunzite remember his past self. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Sailor Venus to reveal these crucial facts to the others as soon as possible, either when they found out Usagi is the princess or after they went to the moon. \\
'''Instead:''' She drops this bomb while they're right in the middle of fighting the Shitennou to protect Sailor Moon. \\
'''Result:''' The other Senshi can't bring themselves to fight them and gets trapped in an attack. \\
'''Fortunately:''' Sailor Moon is able to save the day and the Senshi come to their senses and counterattack the Shitennou.
* ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'':
** The Bronze Saints are travelling with Aria [[spoiler:to destroy the elemental cores siphoning the Earth's Cosmo into the Tower of Babel]]. At this point, they know that Mars has them branded as traitors and Gold and Silver Saints as well as Martians have been sent after them to take back Aria. In recent missions, Soma had a fairly successful fight with [[spoiler:Mars' daughter Sonia, the woman who killed his father]], and Ryuho, after trying to clear a path for his friends [[spoiler:in his home area]], followed in his father's footsteps [[spoiler:by defeating the new Perseus Saint]].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The group to know they need to stick together and use their numbers as they have been to keep Mars' loyalists from getting their [[spoiler:[[CelebrityImpersonator False]] [[PuppetKing Athena]]]] back while they complete their task, and also expect any [[spoiler:encounters with personal acquaintances and enemies]] to happen along the way.\\
'''Instead:''' [[spoiler:Soma decides to go off on his own after Sonia before they even get to where Ryuho is, and after taking care of Perseus Mirfak and losing the Libra cloth to its new saint, Ryuho and Haruto decide to take off their own way as well.]]\\
'''The Result:''' [[spoiler:[[OverlordJr Eden]] strikes. The only thing standing between him and taking Aria back, is Yuna and Koga. Who at this point are both thoroughly unprepared [[CurbStompBattle for his fury]], and if he wasn't the Ikki {{Expy}}, you would think they just lost the world.]]
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'':
** Amae Koromo can make a winning move in the [[SeriousBusiness mahjong tournament]].\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Her to make the move and win the game.\\
'''Instead:''' She deliberately makes a lower-scoring move in order to demoralize her opponents and set things up so that they cannot make their own highest-scoring moves, despite the fact that they wouldn't have been able to make them anyway had she ended it as soon as she could. Naturally, [[spoiler: she loses because of this.]]
* ''Manga/SasamekiKoto'':
** Ushio wants a cute girlfriend badly.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' She makes use of personal ads and the Internet to find someone, or tries to find a LGBT group in her neighbourhood (which nowadays can also be found in every Japanese town). Since she's an extremely pretty girl herself, she likely wouldn't have too much trouble meeting somebody that way.\\
'''Instead:''' She runs after girls at her school or even in the street, startling them and generally behaving like a moron.
** Also, she's in high school. She's got plenty of time to meet girls the old fashioned way before she resorts to Internet dating. And most of the girls at her school already know that she's gay, so why be shy about it?
* ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'':
** Nami [[FaceHeelTurn turns against her sisters]] after they had been neglecting her obvious depressed state for a while already. The fact that [[TheUnfavorite her oldest sister Kazane favors her sister Akiha over her]] just adds to her feelings of helplessness. It doesn't take long before Nami and Akiha have their first violent confrontation, during which Nami vents her frustration. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Akiha tries to convince Nami that she and her sisters really do love her and asks her to reconsider what she's doing. \\
'''Instead:''' Akiha simply tells Nami to shut up, and Nami starts attacking her in full vigor. Smart move, Akiha.
* In ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'':
** [[{{Uke}} sweet, shy, and cutesy Hikari]] has [[SchoolgirlLesbians fallen in love]] with her older classmate [[{{Bifauxnen}} Amane]]. However, as a result, she is being stalked, harassed, and almost sexually assaulted by a PsychoLesbian duo who want to get Amane to join the Etoile Election by threatening to harm her.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Hikari and/or Amane to report these occurrences to either the school staff or the police.\\
'''Instead:''' Neither of them do anything, and the evil duo end up nearly raping Hikari twice, and she continues to be stalked and tormented until the end of the series. Not to mention that Amane is more or less bullied into entering the Etoile Election anyway.\\
'''The Result:''' Two Words: KarmaHoudini.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'':
** Roy Focker takes a few bullets when his spaceplane gets shot at during a dogfight with the Zentraedi, but manages to fly back to base with relative ease.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Upon disembarking from his plane, Focker wouldd tell others that he's wounded, get taken to a military hospital, and medical personnel would do whatever they could to save one of the Macross's best pilots.\\
'''Instead:''' Focker walks out of the base (presumably without anyone noticing his condition), goes all the way to his love interest Claudia's house, sits down for coffee and a chat, and eventually bleeds to death all over her nice couch. Even the AlternateCharacterInterpretation that [[YourDaysAreNumbered he correctly guessed that his injuries were fatal]] and wanted to see her one last time before dying isn't enough to justify the sheer trauma that Claudia went through upon finding him bleeding to death.
* ''Manga/{{Suzuka}}'':
** Yamato Akitsuki has just broken up with his thoughtful, softspoken, and almost perfect girlfriend, Honoka, and confides in his friend and secret admirer, Suzuka.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For Yamato to give a straightforward account of the tragic and mutual breakup and how shaken he was with the ordeal. Or at least to keep the reasons to himself.\\
'''Instead:''' Yamato lies and ''brags about how he dumped her'' saying that she was annoying ''for absolutely no reason'' . In a much-needed wakeup call, Suzuka berates him for treating Honoka that way, knowing that she put her all into their relationship.
** Toward the end of the series, Yamato and Suzuka reconcile their feelings for each other, but in order for her to truly come to terms with her past, she has to visit the grave of her ex-boyfriend one last time.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Yamato would be a nice and understanding guy and allow her to come to terms with the emotional tumor that disallows her from developing trust, let alone a relationship, with another guy.\\
'''Instead:''' He grabs her arm and yells at her telling her that she shouldn't visit his grave any more and to get over the past. Luckily for him, instead of yelling at him or hurting him [[{{Tsundere}} like the Tsundere she is]], Suzuka [[TakeAThirdOption takes a third option]] and calmly invites him on her trip to the cemetery, to which he reluctantly agrees.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Tamagotchi}}'':
** Kuchipatchi reads a newspaper that Uwasatchi sends out to Tamagotchi Town and finds a rumor about Memetchi having fake hair.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Kuchipatchi to be angry and tell Uwasatchi that the rumor is false.\\
'''Instead:''' He laughs at the rumor and shows it to Memetchi, who then rages at him and Mametchi.\\
'''Results:''' Memetchi gets a ''huge'' rage at Kuchipatchi and Mametchi. The boys try to make it up, but Memetchi can't stop raging and tells the boys that anyone who messes with her hair will get in trouble.
* In ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'':
** Kish figures out that Aoyama can only transform into Blue Knight if Ichigo is in danger.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Kish would attack Aoyama, and Aoyama only, since he is in a "I want to have my revenge on the Blue Knight!" rampage.\\
'''Instead:''' He ignores that vital fact and attacks Ichigo. Failure Ensues.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'':
** In the second episode a rich man named Cliff Cesar controls all of the water for the town. He obviously wants to make money off of the vital resource.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' For him to have high costs on the water, but still low enough that people and businesses can actually afford them.\\
'''Instead:''' He completely stopped up the supply of water for some reason. He never indicated that he was going to illegally sell it elsewhere or that it was to crush some opposition or anything. For some reason he just stopped it.\\
'''Results:''' Everyone has left the town and even if Vash and a marshal hadn't arrested Cliff it's not at all clear how he expected to make money off of a dead town.
* ''Anime/{{Utawarerumono}}'':
** A thief breaks into a government fort and attempts to steal medicine for his sick sister. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' A man hunt so at the very least people knew what is going on. \\
'''Instead:''' Soldiers ride into a nearby village that knows nothing about the crime and demand that they turn over the thief that "they know" is being hidden there, get rowdy, and kill the village leader Tusukuru. \\
'''Results:''' Needless bloodshed that started a rebellion that could have been avoided.
** The village starts a rebellion for the death of Tusukuru and the later imprisonment of Oboro. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' The emperor to simply crush the rebelling village. \\
'''Instead:''' He orders the destruction of non-rebellious villages as an example all because he lost his brother and of his own pride. \\
'''Results:''' This leads to a full scale rebellion. Even his top general, Benawi, is pissed off at how dumb this move was. PrideBeforeAFall indeed.
* ''Manga/{{Uzumaki}}'':
** The town of Kurôzu-cho and everyone in it is descending into madness. The two main characters, Shuichi and Kirie witness increasingly nightmarish happenings, and almost die a few times as a result. Shuichi urges Kirie to run away with him numerous times. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Eventually Kirie would leave with Shuichi before they fall victim to the insanity. You'd expect that [[spoiler: Kirie's hair coming to life and almost killing her, as well as Shuichi, seeing people turn into giant snails, and witnessing pregnant women sucking human blood]] would be enough to have both of them running away with nary a backward glance. \\
'''Instead:''' [[spoiler:Kirie doesn't decide to leave until it's far too late, months after the events start happening. Both she and Shuichi suffer the consequences.]] Also, with each new chapter, she seems to have forgotten the terrible things that happened in the last chapter.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'':
** Zero finding out about [[spoiler:Yuuki being a Pureblood vampire]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': Despite of what she has become and his hatred for vampires, he would still find it to think she's still herself.\\
'''Instead''': He points his gun at the door of his dorm where she is standing.\\
'''In Addition''': [[spoiler:Yuuki]] gives up on convincing him and confirms his suspicions about him sensing a Pureblood vampire since she doesn't have traces of her human blood.\\
'''In Another Addition''': [[spoiler:Yuuki also says, "[[ThatManIsDead The human Yuuki is gone because the vampire Yuuki devoured her]]."]]
** After the battle with [[spoiler:Rido]], Zero said that he doesn't believe [[spoiler:Yuuki]] is a vampire so she bites him to confirm his answer.\\
'''You'd Expect''': He would take a hint that [[spoiler:Yuuki]] is still the same. After all, they fought [[spoiler:Rido]] together so this shouldn't be a problem, right?\\
'''Instead''': He vows to hunt her down and kill her like all Pureblood vampires. [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful]]. Unlike [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]], who once threatened Trish at gunpoint when he learned she's working for Mundus, gives up on doing this.
** Even Yuuki is no better from the above moments. She ended up trying to visit Zero [[spoiler:after being transformed back into a vampire]] and all she gets is him pointing his gun at the other side of his room.\\
'''You'd Expect''': That Yuuki would try to reason with Zero that [[spoiler:she's still herself no matter she's a human or a vampire]].\\
'''Instead''': [[spoiler:She confirms his suspicions and tells him that [[ThatManIsDead "the Yuuki you once knew is gone because the vampire in her completely devoured her"]] with a smirk on her face]].\\
'''Result''': [[spoiler:Zero ends up hating Yuuki and breaks off contact with her]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Way to go, Yuuki]].
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'':
** Satou is given a stash of underage pornography by Yamazaki. Afraid that he himself is becoming a {{Lolicon}}, he resolves to improve himself.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He gets rid of the pornography.\\
'''Instead:''' He comes up with a plan where he hangs around in the bushes outside a middle school wearing a trenchcoat and looking every inch the creepy paedophile while carrying a camera - the idea being that seeing himself like this will be sufficient impetus to stop his attraction to Lolita-like characters. This won't end well.
** In a later episode, Satou is invited to a seminar which instantly makes the fact that it's a pyramid scheme obvious, and realizes it's a scam right off the bat.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He runs away.\\
'''Instead:''' That's exactly what happens. He runs away... and yet ''still'' gets talked into joining. When he gets home that night, products in tow, his friends berate him for it. One of them runs to a bookstore and buys a book on pyramid schemes, and studies it for a solution. They find they have the option of returning the items and getting out.\\
'''So Now You'd Expect:''' They return the items and claim their refund.\\
'''Instead:''' They return the items and claim their refund... and then get talked into ''buying more products''. On the way back, they start talking about how stupid someone would have to be to be involved in a pyramid scheme. They only realize this when the book they had consulted earlier falls out of one of their bags.
** Satou takes a trip with his childhood friend to the beach, only realizing once he's there and isolated that she and the "club" she's brought with her have formed a suicide pact and are under the assumption Satou is just as willing to kill themselves as they are.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Satou would either try to talk them out of suicide or call a hotline to get them professional help. Bare minimum, he'd inform them he wasn't looking to off himself and ask them to take him home.\\
'''Instead:''' Satou calmly sits around with the suicidal club and doesn't say a thing, even ''helping them burn the fuel for the boat so there's no way to escape.'' He's on board with the idea all the way to the end, and nearly leaps off a cliff with them (albeit while literally dragging his feet) and is only saved when one of the members has a change of heart at the last minute, convincing the others they can go on living as well. This probably gives a lot of insight into just how much self-loathing Satou has bottled up.
* ''Anime/YokaiWatch'':
** When Nate's mother goes out for a while, she tells him to stay home because she's expecting something in the mail. Nate gets hungry and looks for a snack, which Jibanyan ends up eating. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Nate to find something else to eat in the house since he knows how mad his mother can get. \\
'''Instead:''' Nate leaves the house for a few minutes to go get a pastry, which causes a giant ogre Yo-Kai to attack him because he left the house when told to stay home. Eventually, Nate goes back home, which makes the Yo-Kai disappear. [[ShaggyDogStory Unfortunately, since the mailman is there, that means Nate's mom is there as well, and of course, she's livid at him]].
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Kuwabara is being threatened by members of a rival gang, whose [[CardCarryingVillain leader]] wants him [[ForTheEvulz "to enjoy the thrill of shoplifting."]] If he does not comply, the gang will [[RevengeByProxy torture, and then likely kill, his cat]]. Since the gangsters do not send anyone to accompany him to the store to make sure that he actually steals the magazines, Kuwabara decides to just acquire them legitimately. \\
'''You'd Expect:''' Him to take the receipt out of the bag before handing over the magazines. \\
'''Instead:''' He neglects to do this, is found out, and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown would have suffered the consequences]] were it not for Yusuke's BigDamnHeroes moment.
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