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19th Jan '17 12:12:09 AM infernape612
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* One ''Franchise/{{Superman}} / Franchise/{{Batman}}'' team-up featured Doctor Light trying to take down Superman with a magic wand, explaining that apparently ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'s magic has... something to do with light, nobody's really sure what.\\
'''You'd expect:''' he'd place the wand in his hand, point it at Superman, and kill him with it, since Superman isn't strong against magic. Having done this, he'd nuke Batman, thereby removing two of the most dangerous {{Justice League|OfAmerica}} members.\\
'''Instead:''' he somehow gives Superman a secondary personality who believes that Superman is trying to kill him. This second personality duly hires a group of backstreet assassins to take out Superman with the Satanstaff, which [[PlotHole has somehow found itself at the North Pole]]. When it looks like it's going to work, Light comments that he used this kind of tactic because he personally is incredibly inept and if he tried the "sensible" way of doing it, he'd lose. For additional idiocy, he expected the crooks' Split-Personality hired to hand over the Satanstaff to him, despite having used it to take down both Superman and Batman.

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* One ''Franchise/{{Superman}} / Franchise/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}[=/=]Franchise/{{Batman}}'' team-up featured Doctor Light trying to take down Superman with a magic wand, explaining that apparently ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}'s magic has... something to do with light, nobody's really sure what.\\
'''You'd expect:''' he'd He'd place the wand in his hand, point it at Superman, and kill him with it, since Superman isn't strong against magic. Having done this, he'd nuke Batman, thereby removing two of the most dangerous {{Justice League|OfAmerica}} members.\\
'''Instead:''' he He somehow gives Superman a secondary personality who believes that Superman is trying to kill him. This second personality duly hires a group of backstreet assassins to take out Superman with the Satanstaff, which [[PlotHole has somehow found itself at the North Pole]]. When it looks like it's going to work, Light comments that he used this kind of tactic because he personally is incredibly inept and if he tried the "sensible" way of doing it, he'd lose. For additional idiocy, he expected the crooks' Split-Personality hired to hand over the Satanstaff to him, despite having used it to take down both Superman and Batman.
13th Jan '17 5:00:49 AM xelldx
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'''The Result''' The X-Men spend the next several issues on a months long misadventure to get back to New York. During which time, Banshee burns out his powers saving Japan from an Earthquake. And Jean ends up brainwashed by Mastermind into joining the Hellfire Club, resulting in the Dark Phoenix saga, the extermination of an entire alien world, and Jean Grey supposedly dying. All because Chuck couldn't take five minutes to use a freaking computer. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Professor.]]

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'''The Result''' The X-Men spend the next several issues on a months long misadventure to get back to New York. During which time, Banshee burns out his powers saving Japan from an Earthquake. And Jean ends up brainwashed by Mastermind into joining the Hellfire Club, resulting in the Dark Phoenix saga, the extermination of an entire alien world, and Jean Grey supposedly dying. Not to mention all of the mess in the first entry. All because Chuck couldn't take five minutes to use a freaking computer. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Professor.]]
18th Nov '16 10:34:24 PM Anicomicgeek
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'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though is the Joker serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\

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'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though is the Joker is serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\
18th Nov '16 7:18:34 PM Anicomicgeek
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'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though the Joker serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\
'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in the Joker putting the entire world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, saying this was very ill-advised is a mother of an understatement.

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'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though is the Joker serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\
'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to try to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in the Joker putting the entire world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, saying this was very ill-advised is a mother of an understatement.
18th Nov '16 7:16:17 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh'': The Joker has finally been sent to a real prison, Slabside Penitentiary.\\

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* ''ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh'': The Joker has finally been sent to a real prison, Slabside Penitentiary.Penitentiary, nicknamed "The Slab".\\



'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in putting the world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, saying this was very ill-advised is a mother of an understatement.

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'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in the Joker putting the entire world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, saying this was very ill-advised is a mother of an understatement.
17th Nov '16 11:24:32 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh'': The Joker has finally been sent to a real prison, Slabside Penitentiary.\\\
'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though the Joker serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\\
'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in putting the world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, this was very ill-advised.

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* ''ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh'': The Joker has finally been sent to a real prison, Slabside Penitentiary.\\\
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'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though the Joker serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\\
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'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in putting the world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, saying this was very ill-advised.ill-advised is a mother of an understatement.
17th Nov '16 11:22:39 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''ComicBook/JokersLastLaugh'': The Joker has finally been sent to a real prison, Slabside Penitentiary.\\\
'''What You'd Expect:''' Even though the Joker serving time in a real prison and not [[BedlamHouse Arkham Asylum]], the staff should still realize he's still volatile and dangerous, and hence not do anything that'd provoke him into going into another rampage.\\\
'''Instead:''' A doctor, deciding to put the fear of God into the Joker, bullshits him into thinking he has cancer. Considering this not only kicks off the story, but the story is itself a freakin' CrisisCrossover that resulted in putting the world in danger and literally moving the Slab to Antarctica, this was very ill-advised.
17th Sep '16 9:18:26 PM merotoker
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* ''Comicbook/XFactor'': The problem is evident from the outset. Jean Grey comes back from the dead without her telepathy and finds that not only are her old teammates at loose ends and [[TheMentor Charles Xavier]] missing; but BigBad ComicBook/{{Magneto}} [[HeelFaceTurn was running the latter's school]], the ComicBook/XMen were wanted outlaws, and Mutants [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer had a worse rep than ever]]. When she gets the old gang together they decide to gather young mutants themselves to train them in safety and away from dangerous influences, but they do not have a Cerebro unit or a telepath to use it.\\

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* ''Comicbook/XFactor'': The problem is evident from the outset. Jean Grey ComicBook/JeanGrey comes back from the dead without her telepathy and finds that not only are her old teammates at loose ends and [[TheMentor Charles Xavier]] missing; but BigBad ComicBook/{{Magneto}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}} [[HeelFaceTurn was running the latter's school]], the ComicBook/XMen were wanted outlaws, and Mutants [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer had a worse rep than ever]]. When she gets the old gang together they decide to gather young mutants themselves to train them in safety and away from dangerous influences, but they do not have a Cerebro unit or a telepath to use it.\\



** Also during this exact same time. Cyclops and the X-Men get seperated from Beast and Jean Grey after a battle with Magneto in Antartic and each side presumes the other is dead. Jean returns to New York, and breaks the news to Professor X.\\
'''You'd expect''' The Professor to immediately get on Cerebro. The powerfull device that allows him to telepathically locate mutants from all over the planet, and double check just to make sure.\\

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** Also during this exact same time. Cyclops and the X-Men get seperated separated from Beast and Jean Grey after a battle with Magneto in Antartic Antarctic and each side presumes the other is dead. Jean returns to New York, and breaks the news to Professor X.\\
'''You'd expect''' The Professor to immediately get on Cerebro. The powerfull powerful device that allows him to telepathically locate mutants from all over the planet, and double check just to make sure.\\



* In ''New X-Men'' (the one written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost), the X-Men have decided to form a new team of trainees to fight alongside them. However, one of the possible recruits is [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] {{Tykebomb}} X-23, who can be forced to enter an uncontrollable berserker rage if exposed to a particular scent. [[MamaBear Emma Frost,]] one of the new team's teachers, is understandably worried by this and considers X-23 a danger to the other students.\\

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* In ''New X-Men'' (the one written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost), the X-Men have decided to form a new team of trainees to fight alongside them. However, one of the possible recruits is [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] {{Tykebomb}} X-23, ComicBook/{{X 23}}, who can be forced to enter an uncontrollable berserker rage if exposed to a particular scent. [[MamaBear Emma Frost,]] ComicBook/EmmaFrost, one of the new team's teachers, is understandably worried by this and considers X-23 a danger to the other students.\\



'''Instead:''' The send the guy, escorted by '''''one''''' [[ActionGirl secret agent sort]], to a cloning expert that was last seen in Boston before everything went to heck. Supposedly they were convinced by his arguments concerning being too easy to locate if he were in one spot, even the mother who was probably aware he was pretty hung up on this Beth person.
* Spider-Man tends to be framed for various stories. Sometimes it's an average story, others it's for a storyline, but it's occured quite a bit in his career.\\

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'''Instead:''' The They send the guy, escorted by '''''one''''' [[ActionGirl secret agent sort]], to a cloning expert that was last seen in Boston before everything went to heck. Supposedly they were convinced by his arguments concerning being too easy to locate if he were in one spot, even the mother who was probably aware he was pretty hung up on this Beth person.
* Spider-Man tends to be framed for various stories. Sometimes it's an average story, others it's for a storyline, but it's occured occurred quite a bit in his career.\\



* The much-maligned ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' arc of {{Spider-Man}} involved Aunt May in a coma, after being shot by a gunman following Peter Parker revealing himself to be Spider-Man. Spidey has asked practically every magical/technological superhero he can find to save his aunt's life, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless many claiming that they either can't or it would be wrong to do so.]] In a seance, Aunt May revealed that she accepts her death.\\

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* The much-maligned ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' arc of {{Spider-Man}} ComicBook/SpiderMan involved Aunt May in a coma, after being shot by a gunman following Peter Parker revealing himself to be Spider-Man. Spidey has asked practically every magical/technological superhero he can find to save his aunt's life, [[ReedRichardsIsUseless many claiming that they either can't or it would be wrong to do so.]] In a seance, Aunt May revealed that she accepts her death.\\



** Stupidity runs in the family. In ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', the demon Neron has gathered villains from all over and offering them their heart's desire in exchange for their souls. One of them is Mongul Sr., who had his ass handed to him by pre-FaceHeelTurn GreenLantern Hal Jordan and [[RookieRedRanger Rookie Green Lantern]] Kyle Rayner.\\

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** Stupidity runs in the family. In ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', the demon Neron has gathered villains from all over and offering them their heart's desire in exchange for their souls. One of them is Mongul Sr., who had his ass handed to him by pre-FaceHeelTurn GreenLantern Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan and [[RookieRedRanger Rookie Green Lantern]] Kyle Rayner.\\



* During ''InfiniteCrisis'', a superhero named Risk was one of the many fighting Superboy-Prime. In the process, he got his right arm torn off.\\

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* During ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', a superhero named Risk was one of the many fighting Superboy-Prime. In the process, he got his right arm torn off.\\



'''Instead:''' They sent Sentinels, {{Humongous Mecha}}s, MADE OF METAL!!! To combat freakin' Magneto. Not the Sentinels of Earth-616, which were Magneto-proofed ages ago, but regular Sentinels. Magneto even {{Lampshade}}s their stupidity, noting that any species dumb enough to send chromium machines against the "Master of Magnetism" deserves to be replaced. He reprograms the Sentinel fleet to fly back to D.C. and kill every non-mutant human they can find. This leads to a battle that nearly destroys D.C. If not for the X-Men and Quicksilver's betrayal they would have been toast.

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'''Instead:''' They sent Sentinels, {{Humongous Mecha}}s, MADE OF METAL!!! To combat freakin' Magneto. Not the Sentinels of Earth-616, which were Magneto-proofed ages ago, but regular Sentinels. Magneto even {{Lampshade}}s {{lampshade|Hanging}}s their stupidity, noting that any species dumb enough to send chromium machines against the "Master of Magnetism" deserves to be replaced. He reprograms the Sentinel fleet to fly back to D.C. and kill every non-mutant human they can find. This leads to a battle that nearly destroys D.C. If not for the X-Men and Quicksilver's betrayal they would have been toast.



** During his time in the JSA, [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] dates Stargirl. Captain Marvel looks like he's in his late twenties, but he's [[YoungerThanTheyLook actually a sixteen-year-old]] named Billy Batson; "Captain Marvel" is just a magically induced OlderAlterEgo. Stargirl, who is also sixteen, obviously knows about Cap's secret identity, but the rest of the JSA doesn't. Jay Garrick eventually confronts Cap about it.\\

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** During his time in the JSA, [[{{Shazam}} [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] dates Stargirl. Captain Marvel looks like he's in his late twenties, but he's [[YoungerThanTheyLook actually a sixteen-year-old]] named Billy Batson; "Captain Marvel" is just a magically induced OlderAlterEgo. Stargirl, who is also sixteen, obviously knows about Cap's secret identity, but the rest of the JSA doesn't. Jay Garrick eventually confronts Cap about it.\\



* ''ComicBook/{{Secret Six}}''. Yasemin, the woman who filled Deadshot's marksman position on the ComicBook/{{Suicide Squad}}, is pissed about being told that Deadshot did her job better than her and decides to engage him in a gunfight to prove that she's the better marksman.\\

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* ''ComicBook/{{Secret Six}}''. ''ComicBook/SecretSix''. Yasemin, the woman who filled Deadshot's marksman position on the ComicBook/{{Suicide Squad}}, ComicBook/SuicideSquad, is pissed about being told that Deadshot did her job better than her and decides to engage him in a gunfight to prove that she's the better marksman.\\



'''Instead:''' They send commandos and supervillians (in particular the Mirror Master) to the Kent farm to kidnap them, and leave a message [[IHaveYourWife threatening to send pieces of them to Superman if he does not behave]]. Knowing full well that Superman and ThouShaltNotKill are no longer one and the same.

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'''Instead:''' They send commandos and supervillians supervillains (in particular the Mirror Master) to the Kent farm to kidnap them, and leave a message [[IHaveYourWife threatening to send pieces of them to Superman if he does not behave]]. Knowing full well that Superman and ThouShaltNotKill are no longer one and the same.



* [[{{Comicbook/Hulk}} Banner]] is a normal guy on the run who tries to stay away from populated areas and stress because when he gets angry, he turns into a giant monster that destroys everything in his way while screaming "Leave Hulk alone!"\\

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* [[{{Comicbook/Hulk}} [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] is a normal guy on the run who tries to stay away from populated areas and stress because when he gets angry, he turns into a giant monster that destroys everything in his way while screaming "Leave Hulk alone!"\\



* ThePunisher is a vigilante who occasionally spends time in prison. He is one of the most lethal people on Earth, feared and hated by every criminal.\\

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* ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher is a vigilante who occasionally spends time in prison. He is one of the most lethal people on Earth, feared and hated by every criminal.\\



* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' has sometimes had encounters with [[Franche/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]].\\

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* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' has sometimes had encounters with [[Franche/{{Alien}} [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorphs]].\\



'''Instead:''' They instantly believe Luthor, and try to hunt Superman down.\\

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'''Instead:''' They instantly believe Luthor, and try to hunt Superman down.\\



'''Instead:''' Vodo worries, but waits until Exar ''really'' crosses the line before trying to teach him a lesson (which doesn't work, because Exar has surpassed him in dueling skill). Exar Kun soon takes a short hop over to the dark side and starts an interstellar conquest. Characters elsewhere in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse have used Vodo as a prime example of Jedi misjudgment.

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'''Instead:''' Vodo worries, but waits until Exar ''really'' crosses the line before trying to teach him a lesson (which doesn't work, because Exar has surpassed him in dueling skill). Exar Kun soon takes a short hop over to the dark side and starts an interstellar conquest. Characters elsewhere in the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' have used Vodo as a prime example of Jedi misjudgment.
4th Aug '16 11:42:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* A two-part ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic story in ''DisneyAdventures'': Gizmoduck is about to go pay a visit to fellow Super Power Union member Mr. Wonderful, but just as he's opening the door, he discovers that Mr. Wonderful is in fact working for F.O.W.L. when he sees him speaking with [[BigBad Steelbeak]] via videophone.\\

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* A two-part ''ComicBook/DarkwingDuck'' comic story in ''DisneyAdventures'': ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'': Gizmoduck is about to go pay a visit to fellow Super Power Union member Mr. Wonderful, but just as he's opening the door, he discovers that Mr. Wonderful is in fact working for F.O.W.L. when he sees him speaking with [[BigBad Steelbeak]] via videophone.\\



* ''YTheLastMan'' is another tale that starts out with a screwup. Two months after [[{{Gendercide}} everything on the planet with a Y chromosome drops dead out of the blue]], the son of one of the surviving congress critters shows up at the White House.\\

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* ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' is another tale that starts out with a screwup. Two months after [[{{Gendercide}} everything on the planet with a Y chromosome drops dead out of the blue]], the son of one of the surviving congress critters shows up at the White House.\\
10th Jun '16 9:44:13 PM FGHIK
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'''Instead:''' SHIELD has been disbanded, and the staff for its replacement, HAMMER, have been chosen by Norman Osborn, [[AxCrazy the Green Fucking Goblin]]. Who ''bombed his own arraignment hearing on live TV'', for Thor's sake. It's not even as if they don't know he's a psychopath!

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'''Instead:''' SHIELD has been disbanded, and the staff for its replacement, HAMMER, have been chosen by Norman Osborn, [[AxCrazy the Green Fucking Goblin]]. Who ''bombed his own arraignment hearing on live TV'', for Thor's sake. It's not even as if [[VillainWithGoodPublicity they don't know he's a psychopath!psychopath!]]
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