* ''BeetleBailey'':
** Cookie manages to make soup that is too tough to cut with a knife... and steak that is too tough to cut with a machine gun and grenades. He also manages to fail to ''not'' [[KitchenSinkIncluded include the kitchen sink]] -- in food. No wonder [[FMinusMinus he graduated 50th out of a class of twenty-five.]]
** Failures in reading the map have led the soldiers to standing on thin air or upside down on the downside of a cliff -- or, more explicably, in a river when Lt. Fuzz insists on following the blue line.[[note]]In real life, it is commonly believed in the Army that the most dangerous thing in the world is a Lieutenant with a compass.[[/note]]
* In one strip of ''TheFarSide'' a man [[CrowningMomentOfFunny lost a quick draw to a sloth]]. One bystander mentions that the newly deceased wasn't exactly what you would call a "quick draw".
* From ''FoxTrot'':
** Jason and Marcus are attempting to launch a rocket, but put the engines in wrong so it launches into the ground. When the second stage kicks in, fire starts ''[[StuffBlowingUp shooting out of various spots in the ground in enormous columns]],'' prompting this remark from Jason:
-->'''Jason:''' Why can't my successes ever be as spectacular as my failures?
** There's also Roger once being effortlessly defeated at Chess by a computer... after having Jason modify the chess program's code so that Roger had a King and fifteen Queens, while the computer had a King and fifteen Pawns.
** Roger and the barbeque grill do not go well together. One time he lit it and the flames shot towards the ground, leading him to announced that he ''put the charcoal in upside down''. Jason even says it would be impossible for anyone else.
** Roger, in general, is a failure. One time, while playing golf, he finally makes a straight shot! Too bad it was in the opposite direction of the hole...and impacted into the windshield of his boss' car. In fact, the only time he can get a hole-in-one is when the golf course is flooded under 5 feet of water. Of course, he probably didn't even come close to the green but no-one wants to swim out and check.
** Also, a Pavilionplex worker ended up somehow mistaking the theater's internet server with the butter server and promptly washing it, explaining the reason for the long lag time for the Pavilionplex's site when Jason was ordering tickets for ''AttackOfTheClones'' online.
* Charlie Brown of ''{{Peanuts}}'' is well known for failing in ways that are utterly impossible through no readily apparent fault of his own. Blockhead.
-->'''Linus''': That's the first time I've ever seen a kite explode."
** Also [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in TheMovie ''A Boy Named Charlie Brown'', when the girls mock Charlie by singing the song "Failure Face." They quip that, if trying to fail were like running a race, Charlie Brown [[LogicBomb would actually]] ''[[LogicBomb win]]''.
** There is a line of Epic Fail t-shirts displaying his greatest failure moments.
* Jon in ''{{Garfield}}'' seems to epically fail at life in general, but there are some specific examples where he fails when barely even doing anything.
** Raises his hand when declaring the future is looking bright. Hand cramps painfully.
** Feels ready to conquer the world... but can't get the front door open to leave the house.
** Tries to just sit there and do nothing so nothing can go wrong. Tabletop he's leaning on breaks.
** When Jon complains about being unable to care for plants, Garfield points out this latest failure was a ''plastic plant''.
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2013&addr=130807 Jon bought a set of weights for his workout.]] He "can't get them out of the car".
** Garfield himself isn't completely safe either. He attempted to kill a spider by closing a window on it. [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1985&addr=850804 It doesn't go well]].
** Jon and dating. To make a long story short, if Jon doesn't show up for him that's considered a GOOD date.
* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, a generic co-worker decides to hide his boyish looks by growing a beard. Dilbert and Wally chuckle on how they don't think Ted is smart enough to grow a beard. In the final panel, we see that Ted has indeed grown a beard...out of his ''forehead.''
** This one might not count, as the forehead beard got Ted promoted and turned into a soulless demon i.e. management.
* In ''MyCage'', Jeff the land shark somehow got stuck inside the water cooler.
* When [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] breaks his dad's binoculars, Hobbes asks, "Was the casing just chipped a little, or did the lens itself get cracked?" It turns out that, somehow, the binoculars have been literally pulverised.
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