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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': During Goku's fight against Piccolo Jr., the Demon King's son hits Goku with a powerful penetrating energy attack. Unfortunately for him, Goku manages to keep standing.

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''Manga/DragonBall'': During Goku's fight against Piccolo Jr., the Demon King's son hits Goku with a powerful penetrating energy attack. Unfortunately for him, Goku manages to keep standing.



* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** During Vegeta's fight with Pui Pui in the Buu Saga, [[EvilSorcerer Babidi]] transforms the environment into that of Pui Pui's home planet of Zoon, which has gravity 10 times that of Earth, in order to give Pui Pui an advantage. It backfires completely, because not only does Vegeta regularly train in ''450 times'' Earth's gravity, but his own home planet of Vegeta had gravity equal to that of Zoon anyway.

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* ** ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** *** At the end of the Saiyan Saga, Bulma tried to use a remote to summon Nappa's left-over space pod and ended up blowing it up.
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During Vegeta's fight with Pui Pui in the Buu Saga, [[EvilSorcerer Babidi]] transforms the environment into that of Pui Pui's home planet of Zoon, which has gravity 10 times that of Earth, in order to give Pui Pui an advantage. It backfires completely, because not only does Vegeta regularly train in ''450 times'' Earth's gravity, but his own home planet of Vegeta had gravity equal to that of Zoon anyway.



** When Super Buu transforms Vegito into candy, it seems all hope is lost... until it turns out that piece of candy is still able to talk, fly, and fight. Being so small and agile made Vegito so hard to fight that Buu had to actually transform him back to normal.
* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'':
** When trying to convince Whis to train him, Vegeta attempts to make an omelette. Bulma asks him if he even knows how to crack an egg, and soon enough the first egg comes out of his hand and onto the table, then he ends up crushing the rest until the last one hatches into a chick.
** [[spoiler:Quitela spent most of the tournament being extremely confident about his 4th Universe's fighters, even after 7 of them were eliminated pretty early. However, when it finally comes time for Damon and Gamisaras to make their move, the best they can manage is to eliminate [[IronButtMonkey Katopesla]] and, during a moment of distraction, Piccolo. In the end, the 4th Universe's overall performance in the Tournament was arguably just as bad as their {{Foil}}, Universe 9, the only real difference is that they lasted longer due to Damon and Gamisaras hiding for so long.]]

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** *** When Super Buu transforms Vegito into candy, it seems all hope is lost... until it turns out that piece of candy is still able to talk, fly, and fight. Being so small and agile made Vegito so hard to fight that Buu had to actually transform him back to normal.
* ** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'':
** *** When trying to convince Whis to train him, Vegeta attempts to make an omelette. Bulma asks him if he even knows how to crack an egg, and soon enough the first egg comes out of his hand and onto the table, then he ends up crushing the rest until the last one hatches into a chick.
** *** [[spoiler:Quitela spent most of the tournament being extremely confident about his 4th Universe's fighters, even after 7 of them were eliminated pretty early. However, when it finally comes time for Damon and Gamisaras to make their move, the best they can manage is to eliminate [[IronButtMonkey Katopesla]] and, during a moment of distraction, Piccolo. In the end, the 4th Universe's overall performance in the Tournament was arguably just as bad as their {{Foil}}, Universe 9, the only real difference is that they lasted longer due to Damon and Gamisaras hiding for so long.]]


** [[MadScientist Dr. Gero]] does this multiple times during the Android Saga:
*** For starters, whether it was actually impossible or he just didn't bother, not following Goku to Namek with his observations and combat data recording truly deserves this trope. What with the Super Saiyan transformation and all…
---->'''Vegeta:''' "Your ''boneheaded'' creator picked a fine chapter to omit from your memory bank. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Let me ask you, does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?]]"
*** For someone who researched modifying humans to turn them into killer cyborgs, the fact that he concluded that Goku won't become that much stronger because of his age is a big InUniverse CriticalResearchFailure.
*** In another bit of InUniverse CriticalResearchFailure, him not realizing that the Z-Fighters can raise their powers in short bursts and not taking that into account for his energy-absorbing android models.
*** Him not knowing that Piccolo has telepathy. He must have seen at several points that Piccolo and his father, King Piccolo, had the ability to communicate with only their thoughts. He obviously didn't know this since he was shocked that Piccolo was able to call for help despite his mouth being covered.


* The [[spoiler: Titan Shifters' mission to Paradis Island]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' was an absolute failure. While they did succeed in their secondary objective (causing massive chaos), they failed their primary objective ([[spoiler: Obtain the power of the Coordinate Titan or at least prevent it from being used against Marley]]) and were forced to retreat, having lost half of their number ([[spoiler: Marcel was eaten by Ymir, Bertholt by Armin, and Annie locked herself in a CrystalPrison to prevent interrogation]]), two of their [[spoiler: Titan Powers]] (and it would have been three if Ymir hadn't voluntarily returned with them), and alerting the people of the Walls to the threat, [[spoiler: since beforehand, the Eldians of Paradis believed they were the only humans left in the world]]. The massive failure [[spoiler: prompted Marley's enemies to begin a war against them, which has raged throughout the timeskip and allowed the Eldians a chance to get themselves together and counter-attack]].

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* The [[spoiler: Titan Shifters' mission to Paradis Island]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' was an absolute failure. While they did succeed in their secondary objective (causing massive chaos), they failed their primary objective ([[spoiler: Obtain the power of the Coordinate Titan or at least prevent it from being used against Marley]]) and were forced to retreat, having lost half of their number ([[spoiler: Marcel was eaten by Ymir, Bertholt by Armin, and Annie locked herself in a CrystalPrison to prevent interrogation]]), two of their [[spoiler: Titan Powers]] (and it would have been three if Ymir hadn't voluntarily returned with them), and alerting the people of the Walls to the threat, [[spoiler: since beforehand, the Eldians of Paradis believed threat that they were the only humans left in the world]].posed, when their victims hadn't even known they ''existed'' beforehand. The massive failure [[spoiler: prompted Marley's enemies to begin a war against them, which has raged throughout the timeskip and allowed the Eldians a chance to get themselves together and counter-attack]].

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* The [[spoiler: Titan Shifters' mission to Paradis Island]] in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' was an absolute failure. While they did succeed in their secondary objective (causing massive chaos), they failed their primary objective ([[spoiler: Obtain the power of the Coordinate Titan or at least prevent it from being used against Marley]]) and were forced to retreat, having lost half of their number ([[spoiler: Marcel was eaten by Ymir, Bertholt by Armin, and Annie locked herself in a CrystalPrison to prevent interrogation]]), two of their [[spoiler: Titan Powers]] (and it would have been three if Ymir hadn't voluntarily returned with them), and alerting the people of the Walls to the threat, [[spoiler: since beforehand, the Eldians of Paradis believed they were the only humans left in the world]]. The massive failure [[spoiler: prompted Marley's enemies to begin a war against them, which has raged throughout the timeskip and allowed the Eldians a chance to get themselves together and counter-attack]].


** And, of course, we can't forget the opening scene: Nano is chasing after a cat, only to immediately crash into a random guy. [[RuleOfFunny For some reason]] this causes a massive explosion; afterward she finds herself stuck on a roof, without her shoes or [[ArtificialHuman right hand]]. The guy she ran into ends up on top of a smokestack. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Yuuko gets hit with some toys and a chunk of salmon.]]

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** And, of course, we can't forget the opening scene: Nano is chasing chases after a cat, cat that stole a fish she was cooking (in the manga, she's running to school), only to immediately crash into a random guy. [[RuleOfFunny For some reason]] this causes a massive explosion; afterward she finds herself stuck on a roof, without her shoes or [[ArtificialHuman right hand]]. The guy she ran into ends up on top of a smokestack. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Yuuko gets hit with some toys and a chunk of salmon.]]


** And, of course, we can't forget the opening scene: Nano is late for school and tries to run there, only to immediately crash into a random guy. [[RuleOfFunny For some reason]] this causes a massive explosion; afterward she finds herself stuck on a roof, without her bag, shoes, or [[ArtificialHuman right hand]]. The guy she ran into ends up on top of a smokestack. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Yuuko gets hit with some toys and a chunk of salmon.]]

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** And, of course, we can't forget the opening scene: Nano is late for school and tries to run there, chasing after a cat, only to immediately crash into a random guy. [[RuleOfFunny For some reason]] this causes a massive explosion; afterward she finds herself stuck on a roof, without her bag, shoes, shoes or [[ArtificialHuman right hand]]. The guy she ran into ends up on top of a smokestack. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Yuuko gets hit with some toys and a chunk of salmon.]]


** [[spoiler:Quitela spent most of the tournament being extremely confident about his fighters, even after 7 of them were eliminated pretty early. However, when it finally comes time for Damon and Gamisaras to make their move, the best they can manage is to eliminate [[IronButtMonkey Katopesla]] and, during a moment of distraction, Piccolo. In the end, their overall performance in the Tournament was arguably just as bad as their {{Foil}}, Universe 9, the only real difference is that they lasted longer due to Damon and Gamisaras hiding for so long.]]

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** [[spoiler:Quitela spent most of the tournament being extremely confident about his 4th Universe's fighters, even after 7 of them were eliminated pretty early. However, when it finally comes time for Damon and Gamisaras to make their move, the best they can manage is to eliminate [[IronButtMonkey Katopesla]] and, during a moment of distraction, Piccolo. In the end, their the 4th Universe's overall performance in the Tournament was arguably just as bad as their {{Foil}}, Universe 9, the only real difference is that they lasted longer due to Damon and Gamisaras hiding for so long.]] ]]


* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': When trying to convince Whis to train him, Vegeta attempts to make an omelette. Bulma asks him if he even knows how to crack an egg, and soon enough the first egg comes out of his hand and onto the table, then he ends up crushing the rest until the last one hatches into a chick.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'':
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When trying to convince Whis to train him, Vegeta attempts to make an omelette. Bulma asks him if he even knows how to crack an egg, and soon enough the first egg comes out of his hand and onto the table, then he ends up crushing the rest until the last one hatches into a chick.chick.
** [[spoiler:Quitela spent most of the tournament being extremely confident about his fighters, even after 7 of them were eliminated pretty early. However, when it finally comes time for Damon and Gamisaras to make their move, the best they can manage is to eliminate [[IronButtMonkey Katopesla]] and, during a moment of distraction, Piccolo. In the end, their overall performance in the Tournament was arguably just as bad as their {{Foil}}, Universe 9, the only real difference is that they lasted longer due to Damon and Gamisaras hiding for so long.]]


*** In another bit of InUniverse CriticalResearchFailure, him not realizing that the Z-Fighters can raise their powers in short busts and not taking that into account for his energy-absorbing android models.

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*** In another bit of InUniverse CriticalResearchFailure, him not realizing that the Z-Fighters can raise their powers in short busts bursts and not taking that into account for his energy-absorbing android models.


*** Another contestant used a Rhyhorn as his mount. Rhyhorn is basically a rhinoceros made out of rock. Not the best you could use, but pretty good. He's actually doing pretty well, but then he comes to the first jump over a river and...sinks like, well, a rock.
*** Pikachu enters with Squirtle as his mount. The two already had a problem catching up with the other racers, but then Squirtle tried running up a ''slope''...



** Also, in Chapter 470 Rukia tries to use Kido while stuck as a plushie, and fails spectacularly.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' trying to use the Sexy No Jutsu on ''Sasuke''.
** Then again on Killer Bee.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' trying to use the Sexy No Jutsu on ''Sasuke''.
** Then again on Killer Bee.
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* ''Manga/LovelyComplex'': In episode 24 Koizumi's attempt at being a model.



* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Makoto tries to cutefy herself during the ''[[ShowWithinAShow Are We Live?]]'' Show. The audience was not pleased.



* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' Anime: Behold, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irhtVgcbn7Y the result of some magic spell attempt.]] [[note]] In this case, Witch tried to use her Meteor attack on Arle, but a few seconds later, a star ends up falling and hitting the ground.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' Anime: Behold, Apparently, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irhtVgcbn7Y the result using Meteor in a city]] causes, instead of some magic spell attempt.]] [[note]] In this case, Witch tried to use her Meteor attack on Arle, but sort of massive finishing blow, a few seconds later, a tiny star ends up falling and hitting to plop ineffectually to the ground.[[/note]]



* ''{{Manga/Gintama}}'' is filled with these moments involving the Yorozuya but ''every'' encounter with the Shogun will involve epic failure in outstanding ways.
** Made it more hilarious if the music theme is 'Shogun ka yo' and Gintoki (and Shinpachi) screams 'SHOGUN KA YO!!!!'



** Cocoa attempts to hit the shuttlecock in episode 5 when Chino serves it to her. She tries to act cool and confident, only to then miss it when she swings.
** Chino attempts to use a badminton move Rize taught her in episode 5. It looks cool and she has a BattleAura as well, [[spoiler:but then she hits the shuttlecock into the net, getting it stuck, and also passes out from using up too much energy.]]
** Cocoa attempts to flip a pancake in the air in episode 7. But she flings it a bit too high, and it lands on Chino's face. And later in the episode, she misspells "Rabbit House" on a flyer as "Rabbit Horse".

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** Cocoa attempts to hit the shuttlecock in episode 5 when Chino serves it to her. She tries to act cool and confident, only to then miss it when she swings.
** Chino attempts to use a badminton move Rize taught her in episode 5. It looks cool and she has a BattleAura as well, [[spoiler:but but then she hits the shuttlecock into the net, getting it stuck, and also passes out from using up too much energy.]]
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** Cocoa attempts to flip a pancake in the air in episode 7. But she flings it a bit too high, and it lands on Chino's face. And later in the episode, she misspells "Rabbit House" on a flyer as "Rabbit Horse".



** The second time Ryuko tries to use Senketsu, he won't transform, because she didn't realize he needed her blood. She has to run away from the tennis club.


** And, of course, we can't forget the opening scene: Nano is late for school and tries to run there, only to immediately crash into a random guy. [[RuleOfFunny For some reason]] this causes a massive explosion; afterward she finds herself stuck on a roof, without her bag, shoes, or [[ArtificialHuman right hand]]. The guy she ran into ends up on top of a smokestack. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Yuuko gets hit with some toys and a chunk of salmon.]]



** Ika [[SuperDrowningSkills almost drowns]] because she forgot that as a squid she can breathe underwater in the second episode.

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** Ika [[SuperDrowningSkills almost drowns]] because she forgot that that, [[RememberedICouldFly as a squid squid, she can breathe underwater underwater]] in the second episode.


* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'': [[spoiler: Madoka being taken off-guard by Homura at the end. For reference, Madoka is '''TheOmniscient''', and even if one thinks that she didn't have her all-seeing abilities because of Kyubey's machinations, she still had quite a while to view, quote, "Everything that ever happened and everything that ever will", unquote before the events of the movie. Whatever the case, this particular blunder costs her her powers and memories, elevates Homura to demonhood and [[CosmicRetcon twists all of reality into knots.]]]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'': [[spoiler: Madoka being taken off-guard by Homura at the end. For reference, Madoka is '''TheOmniscient''', and even if one thinks that she didn't have her all-seeing abilities because of Kyubey's machinations, she still had quite a while to view, quote, "Everything that ever happened and everything that ever will", unquote before the events of the movie. Whatever the case, this particular blunder costs her her powers and memories, elevates Homura to demonhood and [[CosmicRetcon twists all of reality into knots.]]]]]] This also counts as an epic fail for the Incubators--they started this whole mess because they wanted to see the mysterious being behind the Law of Cycles (and eventually control it/her, but that was a long-term goal). They did get to do that, technically, but in the process they created an omnipotent demon who {{Mind Rape}}s them all into submission.]]


-->'''Vegeta:''' "Your ''boneheaded'' creator picked a fine chapter to omit from your memory bank. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Let me ask you, does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?]]"

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-->'''Vegeta:''' ---->'''Vegeta:''' "Your ''boneheaded'' creator picked a fine chapter to omit from your memory bank. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Let me ask you, does a machine like yourself ever experience fear?]]"


* In ''Manga/SquidGirl'', Squid Girl [[SuperDrowningSkills almost drowns]] because she forgot that as a squid she can breathe underwater.

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* In ''Manga/SquidGirl'', Squid Girl ''Manga/SquidGirl'',
** Ika
[[SuperDrowningSkills almost drowns]] because she forgot that as a squid she can breathe underwater.underwater in the second episode.
** When the group goes for a nature hike, she gets beaten up by a King Cobra.
** In the first segment of the second episode of the second season, Ika tries to play soccer, but she can't even do the simple act of kicking the ball! In fact, in order to win the game, [[spoiler: her teammates make it look like she kicked the winning goal]]!

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* In ''Manga/SquidGirl'', Squid Girl [[SuperDrowningSkills almost drowns]] because she forgot that as a squid she can breathe underwater.

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