Playing With / Idiot Houdini

Basic Trope: An character does something stupid and never suffers the consequences for it.
  • Straight: Danny made an unintelligent decision, but never faces the repercussions for it.
  • Exaggerated: Danny made a decision which makes him Too Dumb to Live, but he is rewarded for it!
  • Downplayed: Danny gets a question wrong on a math test, but the answer sheet the teacher uses has the wrong answer marked as correct, so he gets the question right.
  • Justified: The gods above have mercy for Danny whose good-hearted nature outweighs his daftness.
  • Inverted: A character does something smart, only to suffer the consequences for it.
  • Subverted: Danny is unaffected by his actions for a long time, until something heavy hits him at high speeds.
  • Double Subverted: The heavy thing turns out to be a large gold nugget. Danny gets richer as a result of his dumb decision, even after the medical bills are paid.
  • Parodied: Danny is warned by an Insufferable Genius classmate that if he says something unintelligent, he will be struck down with lightning. Danny asks what is lightning. A few minutes later, nothing happens, and the classmate suffers a Villainous Breakdown.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Danny suffers the consequences for his incompetence.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "What? Whenever that idiot does something stupid, he always get away with it."
  • Invoked: "If stupid people get away from the consequences, then I must pretend that I'm stupid."
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Another character who's sick of Danny evading the consequences of his stupidity decides to make him realize the consequences.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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