!!Films - Animated

* [[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} 9]]. As described on the character page, he's not so much TooDumbToLive as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Too Dumb For The People Around Him To Live]].
* Po from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', while sincere and {{Adorkable}}, is often seen as an embarrassment to his teammates, even after [[spoiler:becoming the powerful dragon warrior.]]
* Oscar from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
* WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}
* Emmet from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie''. A JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind finds his brain is a complete blank slate, and he's had exactly ''one'' original idea in his entire life: [[AwesomeButImpractical the double-decker couch]], which [[RunningGag literally everyone else in the movie]] thinks is a stupid idea.
** Ironically, he eventually becomes TheStrategist for the Master Builders. [[spoiler: And not only that, the double-decker couch saved their lives because it was so stupid, the BigBad missed it.]]
* [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' fits the trope well. He goes about his life carelessly while making the most moronic decisions, spare for a few moments of flash in the pan brilliance when his or somebody else's life depends on it. It's particularly noticeable when you realize how most of the other characters, save for Jasmine, spend their time trying to steer him to a correct choice. Still, his idiocy seems not to extend too far beyond what's needed for the Aesop of the week.
** And his moronic behavior goes through stages, as well: in the first movie, it's due to his horrifically low self esteem telling him that lying about himself will make people like him, even when it's obvious that Jasmine loves him for who he is. In the show, it shifts to either overconfidence or his [[ChronicHeroSyndrome chronic inability to pass by a problem and not try to solve it]].
* Jack Skellington from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' is probably one of the more {{justified|Trope}} examples, as his idiotic moments come from not being an idiot per se, but from either [[BlueAndOrangeMorality not understanding concepts outside of Halloween]] (the whole Christmas fiasco, thinking the shells were fireworks, etc.) or being so excited for Christmas that he doesn't listen to reason (Sally and her prediction). The only thing he does that is [[WhatAnIdiot just plain stupid]] is trusting Lock, Shock, and Barrel to take care of SantaClaus.

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!!Films - Live-Action

* Haru (Chris Farley) - ''BeverlyHillsNinja''. The most classic example of this genre.
* ''ForrestGump''. He actually appears to succeed ''[[TheFool because]]'' [[TheFool of his idiocy, or rather]], because it never seems to occur to him to do anything other than the Right Thing by traditional standards. He becomes a decorated war hero just by trying to save his Army buddy Bubba and his comrades. His shrimping business succeeds only because a hurricane has sunk every boat in the harbor but his; it is strongly implied this is because Gump has been going to church lately and got God on his side. Other characters who do not share his conventional morality, and explore alternative values and lifestyles as so many Americans did in the 1960s and '70s, [[ReactionaryFantasy act like total bastards and/or make fools of themselves.]] Even the good-hearted Jenny succumbs to DeathBySex, since she gets AIDS.
* Wikus van de Merwe from ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Let's just say that none of his boneheaded decisions throughout the film are out of character. Though it's more a case of Wikus being a DirtyCoward at best and VillainProtagonist at worst.
* Jake Sully from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''. Well, he's a jarhead.
* Kirk in the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot seems to be playing with this one. Unlike ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries TOS]]'' Kirk, the reboot Kirk needs his supporting cast to keep from getting his ass handed to him every five minutes [[spoiler:(Spock, Spock Prime, Sulu, Scotty, Bones, and ''Chekov'' keep Kirk from killing himself in various interesting ways while HypercompetentSidekick Uhura holds the ship together!)]]
* Sam from IAmSam
* Film/InspectorGadget
* RobinWilliams's Character in {{Flubber}}
* Creator/AdamSandler in most of his movie roles.
* Buddy from {{Elf}}.
* PaulBlartMallCop
* Nick from [[ThirtyMinutesOrLess 30 Minutes or Less]].
* Andy from Film/{{Taxi}}.
* ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' Harry, one notable exchange:
-->'''Harry:''' I feel badly.
-->'''Harmony:'''It's bad. Badly is an adverb, So to say you feel badly would be saying that the mechanism which allows you to feel is broken.
-->(which later leads to)
-->'''Perry:''' Sleep badly. Any questions hesitate to call.
-->'''Harry:''' It's bad. Sleep bad. Otherwise it makes it seem like the mechanism which allows you to sleep is...
-->'''Perry:''' What fuckhead? Badly is an adverb. Who taught you grammar. Get out, vanish.
* Inspector Jacques Clouseau in Franchise/ThePinkPanther series is the TropeCodifier
* Jack from ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' is a wide-eyed and gullible farmboy who nevertheless grows to be a true hero.
* Vincent Vega from ''Film/PulpFiction'' is this ''at best''; his idiocy gets himself and a witness to one of his hits killed and also comes ''dangerously'' close to getting Mia Wallace killed.
* Alfred Packer from ''CannibalTheMusical.''
* Film/BillAndTed, in every incarnation. While they have an intuitive understanding of SanDimasTime, their basic response to everything is almost always (a) tell a dumb joke, (b) make a rock music reference, (c) going along with what someone smarter suggests, or (d) some combination of the above.
* Patchi from ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'': ''The Movie'' was this at first, a chronic complainer with poor survival skills. He finally shapes up when he leads the herd off the frozen lake, the same lake [[BigBrotherBully Scowler]] is leading everyong across.
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