History WhatAnIdiot / WesternAnimation

18th Sep '17 9:04:46 PM yocelin
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** In "Burglar Alarmed",A burglar creeps into the Utonium household, and the girls try to beat him without waking the professor. In the end, he is inadvertently defeated by the professor sleep punching him, and Bubbles throws him out.\\
'''You'd expect:''' The Burglar to go rob someone else's house. Presumably someone whose an easier target, and doesn't have super powers..\\
'''Instead:''' He decides to try and burglarize Mojo Jojo's lair.
16th Sep '17 11:34:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Later, in episode "Freaky", Spider-Man ends up teaming up with ComicBook/{{X-Men}} member {{Wolverine}} against Mesmero, a mutant villain with MindControl powers.\\

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** Later, in episode "Freaky", Spider-Man ends up teaming up with ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen member {{Wolverine}} against Mesmero, a mutant villain with MindControl powers.\\



* In the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' cartoon, Rogue's character is defined by her [[strike: sassy, flirty one-liners]] inability to touch people without draining their life/powers/mind. She is forced to wrestle with this in virtually every episode that gives her a serious role. Halfway through the first season, Gambit, Storm and Jubilee imprisoned on an island where mutants are used for slave labor, and controlled with collars that can disable their powers.\\

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* In the 1990s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' cartoon, Rogue's character is defined by her [[strike: sassy, flirty one-liners]] inability to touch people without draining their life/powers/mind. She is forced to wrestle with this in virtually every episode that gives her a serious role. Halfway through the first season, Gambit, Storm and Jubilee imprisoned on an island where mutants are used for slave labor, and controlled with collars that can disable their powers.\\
14th Sep '17 4:15:58 AM StarTropes
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** During the Battle of Atollon at the end of Season 3, Grand Admiral Thrawn sets up a blockade to prevent any rebels from escaping, and the key components of the blockade are two Interdictor cruisers that can completely shut down any HyperspeedEscape.\\
'''You'd Expect''': For the other Imperial commanders to follow Thrawn's orders and stay put.\\
'''Instead''': One of the Interdictor commanders, Admiral Konstantine, decides to be a GloryHound and goes after the Rebel carrier driven by Commander Sato. This ends up fitting into Sato's plan, as he then [[RammingAlwaysWorks launches a kamikaze run]] on Konstantine's Interdictor, [[TakingYouWithMe destroying both ships]] and opening a hole for Ezra Bridger to escape and [[BringHelpBack get reinforcements]].
8th Sep '17 12:47:16 AM Loekman3
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'''What Princess probably should have done is:''' be on her best behavior while defending herself. It's better that what she actually does. Which is...\\

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'''What '''You'd Expect:''' For Princess probably should have done is:''' to be on her best behavior while defending herself. It's better that what she actually does. Which is...\\
3rd Sep '17 7:07:38 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WhatAnIdiot/HeyArnold''



* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
** "Stinky Goes Hollywood": Country bumpkin Stinky decides to turn down a lucrative soda ad contract, even though his family is poor, and he is doing so right in front of his dad, and many of his classmates, because he overhears the heads of the company saying what he believes to be insulting to him and that he has no skill.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That Stinky would explain ''why'' he wasn't going to sign the contract, especially since his dad might be able to accept his reason instead of repeatedly crying, "Why???" He had just overheard a conversation at the advertising studio that Stinky was perfect to ridicule, and that's why he was picked to film the ads.\\
'''Instead:''' Stinky says "I ain't signing it, you can find yourself another fool," without explaining anything. While Sid does say "What an idiot", this is because he is likely thinking "It's a million dollar contract, of ''course'' you sign it."
** "Arnold Betrays Iggy": While taking homework to the "Cool Kid of the School" Iggy who was sick that day, Arnold finds out that Iggy has an embarrassing secret- he wears full-on bunny pajamas: cotton tail, bunny feet, and even big floppy ears. Iggy begs Arnold not to tell, and Arnold gives his word; however, Sid and Stinky find out due to really accurate conclusion-jumping and now Iggy is a laughing stock. Arnold feels guilty because Iggy thinks that he told and will never forgive him, even after Arnold profusely apologized and told him that he didn't spill.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That after apologizing and telling Iggy that he had no part in exposing his secret, Arnold would've then just moved on; the ball is now in Iggy's court, if he doesn't want to accept his honest, sincere apology, then too bad.\\
'''Instead:''' Arnold completely throws himself at Iggy's feet, doing anything he can to insure that Iggy completely forgives him, including doing all of his chores ''and'' homework for an entire week. However, Iggy either [[RejectedApology can't forgive easily]] or [[JerkAss just likes to see people squirm]], because he ''still'' doesn't forgive Arnold. Arnold, at the end of his rope, asks what ''can'' make Iggy forgive him. It turns out in order for Iggy's forgiveness, [[MoralEventHorizon Arnold walks out of his house in the same bunny pajamas that Iggy wore, out in front of everybody in the urban public area, and grovel at Iggy's feet]]. While Arnold is doing this Walk of Shame, kids and ''grownups'' are laughing, some kids douse him with water balloons, and the ''entire Walk of Shame is [[MoralEventHorizon taped live on public access TV!]]'' It's only then when Iggy realizes he's [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone gone overboard]]; however, [[HereWeGoAgain Arnold doesn't forgive him...]]\\
'''You'd also expect:''' That Iggy would forgive Arnold early on or at least call off Arnold's public humiliation.\\
'''Instead:''' He didn't and leads to the mess above.\\
'''Even worse:''' The things that make this so bad though are, for one, Iggy doesn't realize he went overboard at all, he only overhears the spreaders of his secret mention that Arnold never told them and they wormed an answer out, the same explanation Arnold gave that he wouldn't accept. And ignoring that, Arnold accepts this massive humiliation and then begrudged Iggy for it. He is only doing this to sooth his own obsessive guilt but upon doing this he resents the guy he was trying to please for something he accepted doing. It's not like Iggy stole all of Arnold's clothes from the school locker room and only left the pajamas and then invited the entire school to see, they both arranged this to happen, so why is Arnold suddenly mad at him over something he couldn't let it go and that Iggy misunderstood?
** In "Tour de Pond" Arnold, Gerald, and Grandpa huddle up to strategize after tying with the Smythe-Higgins in the first race.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That Arnold would take the remote for his boat with them knowing that Rex I is known to sabotage and cheat.\\
'''Instead:''' Arnold leaves the controller on the ground and pays no attention to the Smythe-Higgins as they proceed to tinker with the device.\\
'''You'd also expect:''' That Arnold would after leaving his controller alone at least make certain that it works, maybe give the boat a quick test run before the next race.\\
'''Instead:''' He just picks up the remote with a goofy smile on his face.\\
'''The result:''' He almost loses the race.
** Yet another ''Hey Arnold!'' episode, "Stuck in a Tree": Eugene [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin climbs a tree and gets stuck]], as does Arnold when he tries to help bring him down. The two attract the attention of Harold who "borrows" a ladder and sets it against the limb.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That Harold would simply hold the ladder for Eugene and Arnold so they can get back to the ground safely.\\
'''Instead:''' Harold ''climbs the ladder'' because Arnold and Eugene each promised to give him a nickel. When he gets to the top, he accidentally kicks it off the branch, leaving the three of them stuck.\\
'''Also:''' They mentioned that they're starting to hungry.\\
'''You'd expect:''' That they'll eat the cherries since they were stuck on a cherry tree.\\
'''Instead:''' They never thought about it!
** Another ''Hey Arnold!'' episode, "The New Teacher": This episode features Mr. Simmons first appearance as the class new teacher but all children make his life very impossible, forcing him to quit.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Arnold to at least convince Mr. Simmons to be a better teacher and give him advice, so the next day, all is forgiven.\\
'''Instead:''' Arnold [[WhatTheHellHero imitates his fellows]] which does not sit well, [[OutOfCharacterMoment because of his personality.]]
** In "Biosquare", [[{{Tsundere}} Helga]] and Arnold are locked in a small greenhouse for a science project. Animosity between Helga and Arnold rises exponentially, and it leads up to a damaged faucet starting to flood the house. The kids frantically try to get the attention of Grandpa Phil and Oskar, who have been watching them.\\
'''You'd Expect''': That they would notice the rapidly rising water in the greenhouse and try to get the kids out.\\
'''Instead''': Grandpa thinks that they need MORE water and ''[[FacePalm turns the water up]]''. Fortunately, the walls of the greenhouse burst and Arnold and Helga are okay, but seriously...
** "Bag Of Money" involves Arnold, Sid, and Gerald stumbling upon a sack of several thousand dollars. Arnold goes to take it to the police, only for a bag mix-up to occur when a pink-haired lady with a peg-leg takes the money and Arnold takes one of hers. When Arnold tells Sid and Gerald what happened, Sid not only doesn't believe Arnold, but thinks Arnold went and spent it all on himself in various ways. Sid decides to tell the other kids this.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Given that Sid is a paranoid nutcase that has pulled out wild theories like this before, and Arnold isn't the type of kid who would pull something like this, the kids either wouldn't take Sid seriously or, at the very least, try to get Arnold's side of the story.\\
'''Instead:''' They actually believe Sid's story and begin shaming Arnold; even getting talked by Sid into tying him to a tetherball pole.
** "Dinner for Four": Helga wins a coupon for four people to dine at a French restaurant, inviting Arnold, Gerald and Phoebe to dinner. When she receives the bill, she realizes they just ate at another restaurant with a similar sounding name.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Helga to, as Phoebe suggests, explain the mistake to the wrong restaurant's management. Since the two restaurants' logos and names are similar in appearance, they can have the owner try to clear up the misunderstanding with the other restaurant.\\
'''Instead''': She forces her party to order more food, making the management suspicious. Then, she then lies to the staff, saying she is [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections an heiress to a wealthy ambassador and demands to be treated with respect]]. When the restaurant finds holes in her logic, she calls in Nadine to release tarantulas into the restaurant. The police are called, the restaurant gets shut down and the four kids are forced to [[WorkOffTheDebt wash dishes until they cover their bill]]. [[SarcasmMode Way to go, Helga]].
** "Arnold's Valentine": Helga decides to ask Arnold out on Valentine's Day. This being [[{{Tsundere}} Helga]], she can't go through with it. That is until Arnold's pen pal, Cecile writes him a letter. She opens up the letter and adds that "she" will be coming to town on Valentine's Day and wants to meet up with Arnold at Chez Paris. Helga changes up her look by getting a haircut, putting on a new outfit ([[PaperThinDisguise that's still in a pink color scheme and includes a bow in her hair]]) and wearing makeup and is ready to finally show Arnold what he's been missing.\\
Arnold shows up at the restaurant and notices that something is off about "Cecile". She has an American accent despite being born and raised in France, she mispronounces French words, she looks nothing like the picture he received in the letter, and contradicts everything that was written. He even says that he feels like he knows her already.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Arnold to figure out that "Cecile" is really Helga, considering how instantly recognizable Helga is and how bad her disguise is. She even starts yelling at him in the end, which should have tipped him off even if the disguise fooled him.\\
'''Instead''': Nope. He buys it. And when the jig is up, he still has to ask who she is. She of course refuses to tell him, leaving him forever wondering who this mystery girl was.\\
'''Bonus Idiocy''': At the end of the episode, the real Cecile [[ContrivedCoincidence coincidentally]] decided to visit Arnold on Valentine's Day and ends up arriving at the restaurant. He asks who she is, and when she tells him, he says "But you're not Cecile, ''she's'' Cecile." This is despite the fact that A) she actually has a French accent and B) ''It's the same girl as the one in the picture!'' Come on, Arnold.
31st Aug '17 10:39:24 PM TommyTiger
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'''Instead''': ''[[TooDumbToLive He just calmly stays there and stares at the gun, leading to his own death]]''.

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'''Instead''': ''[[TooDumbToLive He just calmly stays there and stares at the gun, leading to his own death]]''. If there's anyone responsible for his death (excluding Shere Khan and the hunter, obviously), ''he'' is.
31st Aug '17 10:36:28 PM TommyTiger
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'''Result:''' He, along with Sam, Tucker, Jazz, and Mr. & Mrs. Fenton, end up dead. And thus, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events that would set Danny on the path to Evil, and destroy the whole world.

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'''Result:''' He, along with Sam, Tucker, Jazz, and Mr. & Mrs. Fenton, end up dead. And thus, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events that would set Danny on the path to Evil, and destroy the whole world.
31st Aug '17 10:36:21 PM TommyTiger
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'''Instead:''' He [[OutOfSightOutOfMind throws it away]], and the [[TheDragon Delightful Children From Down The Lane]] pick it up. Way to go there, Nigel.

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'''Instead:''' He [[OutOfSightOutOfMind throws it away]], and the [[TheDragon Delightful Children From Down The Lane]] pick it up. Way to go there, Nigel.



'''Result:''' The camel's back breaks so to speak and Inez storms off after snapping "Well, here's a ''little'' word for ''both'' of you: BYE!" and spends the majority of the rest of the episode ignoring Matt and Jackie and actually has to ''think about saving their lives''. Way to go, Matt and Jackie.

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'''Result:''' The camel's back breaks so to speak and Inez storms off after snapping "Well, here's a ''little'' word for ''both'' of you: BYE!" and spends the majority of the rest of the episode ignoring Matt and Jackie and actually has to ''think about saving their lives''. Way to go, Matt and Jackie.



'''Instead:''' HE BLOWS IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION! He literally had no physical, solid, and/or concrete evidence to prove Danny DID steal the answers. But, irregardless, he was going to fail Danny anyway!\\
'''On that note:''' This is the same teacher who plays favorites with the school football star-who is a Jerk Jocks, wears his pride on his sleeve on a constant basis, as well as see "his students work as a reflection of his work" (Teacher of the Year). In short, he is the epitome of cynicism, egocentrism, and biasness at its finest, in the entire series, itself!\\

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'''Instead:''' HE BLOWS IT WAY OUT OF PROPORTION! He ''blows it '''way''' out of proportion''. He literally had no physical, solid, and/or concrete evidence to prove Danny DID steal the answers. But, irregardless, he was going to fail Danny anyway!\\
anyway.\\
'''On that note:''' This is the same teacher who plays favorites with the school football star-who is a Jerk Jocks, wears his pride on his sleeve on a constant basis, as well as see "his students work as a reflection of his work" (Teacher of the Year). In short, he is the epitome of cynicism, egocentrism, and biasness at its finest, in the entire series, itself!\\itself.\\



'''Result:''' He, along with Sam, Tucker, Jazz, and Mr. & Mrs. Fenton, end up dead! And thus, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events that would set Danny on the path to Evil, and destroy the whole world.

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'''Result:''' He, along with Sam, Tucker, Jazz, and Mr. & Mrs. Fenton, end up dead! dead. And thus, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events that would set Danny on the path to Evil, and destroy the whole world.



'''Instead:''' He hands out the stuff by the bagload, and by the end of the short the entire town is flooded with coins that Felix captured from the band of pirates he encountered. And yet everyone praises him as a hero for it. [[YouFailEconomicsForever Wait'll they find out that all thanks to how much of it there is]], [[InferredHolocaust all that gold has been rendered worthless and their economy is ruined as a result]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero all thanks to Felix and his goose!]]

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'''Instead:''' He hands out the stuff by the bagload, and by the end of the short the entire town is flooded with coins that Felix captured from the band of pirates he encountered. And yet everyone praises him as a hero for it. [[YouFailEconomicsForever Wait'll they find out that all thanks to how much of it there is]], [[InferredHolocaust all that gold has been rendered worthless and their economy is ruined as a result]], [[NiceJobBreakingItHero all thanks to Felix and his goose!]]goose.]]



'''Instead''': ''[[TooDumbToLive He just calmly stays there and stares at the gun, leading to his own death]]''. Sheesh, how stupid...

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'''Instead''': ''[[TooDumbToLive He just calmly stays there and stares at the gun, leading to his own death]]''. Sheesh, how stupid...
26th Aug '17 7:29:38 AM tvlegend
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** In the first episode of Season 2, "The Night the Clown Cried", Fred tries to get Daphne to rejoin the gang so they can trap the Crybaby Clown who has been terrorizing Crystal Cove. Daphne, however, tells him that she wants nothing more to do with him and his traps.\\

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** In the first episode of Season 2, "The Night the Clown Cried", Fred tries to get Daphne to rejoin the gang so they can trap the Crybaby Clown who has been terrorizing Crystal Cove. Daphne, however, tells him that she wants nothing more to do with him and his traps.traps, since she's now got a boyfriend named Baylor Hotner.\\
25th Aug '17 3:40:17 PM tvlegend
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* In the "Rise of Scar" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', Kion's friends have managed to rescue Kiara from Janja's clan after she was captured as part of a scheme to make Kion use the Roar of the Elders bring back Scar. However, Janja tells Kion that next time, he might actually ''kill'' Kiara, or Bunga, or his parents.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Kion to just ignore Janja and return to the Pride Lands with his rescued sister.\\
'''Or:''' At the very least, say something along the lines of "We'll be ready for you, Janja!" and just leave it at that.\\
'''Instead:''' He uses the Roar of the Elders in anger, thus putting the Hyenas' plan of bringing back Scar into action.
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