Quotes / Idiot Hero

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    Anime and Manga 

If being smart means what you say... I'll remain a fool my entire life!
Naruto Uzumaki, Naruto

    Live-action TV 

It's funny, you know, but before I met you I was even willing to be impressed!
Romana, Doctor Who ("The Ribos Operation")

Jimmy the Robot: They weren't mad about the dynamite, Commander. They were mad because you made the problem worse!
MC Bat Commander: What are you suggesting, robot?
Jimmy the Robot: Just that you may want to plan before you make decisions.
MC Bat Commander: Planning takes time that men of action don't have! Being quick on your feet, and making split second decisions, that's what makes a true leader!
MC Bat Commander: Jimmy, why are we stopped?
Jimmy the Robot: Because we're out of gas, Commander.
MC Bat Commander: See, Jimmy? Planning can't solve all our problems.
The Aquabats! Super Show!, "Cowboy Android!"

    Video Games 

Where's the fun in thinking BEFORE you do something?
Pixel, Graffiti Kingdom

I'm fine with being stupid! I'm going to keep meeting challenges and keep marching forward!

You're surprisingly dull-witted.
The King of Red Lions, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Lightning: What's Snow thinking?
Lumina: Oh, he isn't.

Dekar: You should spend less time laughing! Then you wouldn't get taken out so easily, you idiot!
Guy: Ha! Ya got called an idiot by an idiot, Idura!
Dekar: Hey, Guy! Did you just call me an idiot?!
Guy: Ha! I'm only kiddin', Dekar! I'd never call ya an idiot!
Dekar: I see. I must've misunderstood your joke.

Naive, as usual. Whether you believe me is of no import. Just do not stand in my way.
Grolla to Spiritia, RosenkreuzStilette


Did you even graduate from junior high!?

I knew I'd regret helping this idiot!
Candy, Save the Princess

    Web Original 

Oh my goodness! Spidey is about to be unmasked by his most dangerous and powerful super-foe … Ha ha, just kidding, obviously. Spidey has actually managed to knock himself unconscious by accident, and will be unmasked by a random child as he lies supine in a fetid alleyway in a puddle of his own failure.

All of this culminates in Archer’s gazelle speech. Scott Bakula is a good actor. After all, he has four Emmy nominations and one Golden Globe from his time on Quantum Leap. However, he is not an actor who is best suited to giving speeches. He lacks Shatner’s theatricality, Stewart’s grace or Brooks's presence. Instead, Bakula’s strengths lie in his folksy charm. To use an analogy that arguably (albeit ironically) cements the show as an artifact of the George W. Bush presidency, Archer was probably the Star Trek captain you were most likely to have a beer with.
Darren Mooney on Star Trek: Enterprise, "Shockwave Pt. II"

Chris: Uzi, at this point, can we agree that Clark is basically really dumb?
David: They say flight is the last power to show up, but at this point I’m just hoping to see regular intelligence, never mind super-intelligence.
Chris: Seriously, just picking up an artifact from a dead, technologically advanced civilization and goofing around with it as soon as you see it is quite possibly the stupidest thing we’ve seen Clark do, and that includes referring to himself as “The Blur.”
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Luthor")

I would think if you had one mission in life, that mission being kill the Antichrist or all life dies, you might train a bit. I would personally move to Asia and only come back when I have in fact become a ninja like Batman. That being said I do set high goals for myself. But I would personally be happy if the assassins for Christ were not middle aged fat asses who have gorged on too many communion wafers. These guys aren’t just out of shape, they are klutzes to boot. Let me give you an example. So Damien is getting interviewed on some news program and one of the monks has found a way onto the set. For some reason the monk thinks he should go on the rafters above the set. Why? I guess a thirty foot leap off the balcony with a dagger was a better option than just running up and stabbing Damien but whatever. While he is up there, he trips, gets his foot caught in some of the rigging and he swings from the rafters. While this is happening he knocks over some stage lights which set the curtains on fire. The monk swings around, wraps himself in plastic sheeting, swings over to the burning curtains, then sets himself on fire which simultaneously burns him and shrink wraps him to death. That had nothing to do with Satan or evil forces; the dude was just a dumbass.

Dear god, Ash. How do you even breath?
PokéSins on episode 60 of the anime.

    Web Video 

That's our hero, ladies and gentlemen: too stupid to eat!
Noah Antwiler on a scene of Tidus choking on his food, Final Fantasy X

The events of the game try to convince me that Cobra's awesome, but he just keeps working against it.

    Western Animation 

I think we're dealing with a very very very very smart person, or a very very very very stupid person.
Model Robot, Perfect Hair Forever

I can't help it man! I'm all about stupid!
Finn, Adventure Time

    Real Life 

When Yokum speaks, he speaks for millions of morons.
Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner

They're the kind of characters who look... stupid, really, but they're not stupid, just... simple. And all they really want to do is just focus on doing their job, no matter what.
Michel Ancel, on the protagonists of Rayman Origins

They actually did an interview where Sid, the supposed top baby face, was so stupid he couldn’t find the arena. He kept calling in from his cell phone saying he was lost. 'Guys, can you hear me?' he asked in at least three different segments. Clearly, nobody in the company ever learned that the one thing fans will absolutely not support is an idiot babyface.