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** ''TooDumbToLive/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie''

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There's simple ignorance, when you just didn't know something. There's catching the IdiotBall, which is a momentary lapse. There's fear and panic in a chaotic situation. All those situations are understandable reasons for making poor decisions. If these guys survive with, at worst, serious but not life-threatening injuries, that would be grounds for WhatAnIdiot

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There's simple ignorance, when you just didn't know something. There's catching the IdiotBall, which is a momentary lapse. There's fear and panic in a chaotic situation. All those situations are understandable reasons for making poor decisions. If these guys survive with, at worst, serious but not life-threatening injuries, that would be grounds for WhatAnIdiot\n



Note that it's not actually a requirement for the character in question to die. Death is often the result, but as long as it's a foolish action that very well ''could'' have gotten the character killed, even if it didn't, then the trope applies. As this is still a DeathTrope, however, '''[[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers expect unmarked spoilers on the subpages]]'''.

Compare ArtificialStupidity, the video game equivalent of this which is a result of AI rather than the script being against them. Contrast DeathByPragmatism and LetsGetDangerous. Not to be confused with EvilutionaryBiologist or TheSocialDarwinist, although [[ValuesDissonance they generally consider it a]] MoralEventHorizon [[ValuesDissonance to not kill the dumb]]. See also SuicidalOverconfidence, another video game version. LethallyStupid is when someone's stupidity causes havoc for others.

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Note that it's not actually a requirement for the character in question to die. Death is often the result, but as long as it's a foolish action that very well ''could'' have gotten the character killed, even if it didn't, then the trope applies. As this is still a DeathTrope, however, '''[[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers expect unmarked spoilers on the subpages]]'''.

Compare ArtificialStupidity, the video game equivalent of this which is a result of AI rather than the script being against them. Contrast DeathByPragmatism and LetsGetDangerous. Not to be confused with EvilutionaryBiologist or TheSocialDarwinist, although [[ValuesDissonance they generally consider it a]] MoralEventHorizon [[ValuesDissonance to not kill the dumb]]. See also SuicidalOverconfidence, another video game version. LethallyStupid is when someone's stupidity simply causes havoc for others.
havoc, instead of being the cause of their demise.

As this is a DeathTrope, '''[[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers expect unmarked spoilers on the subpages]]'''.


Compare ArtificialStupidity, the video game equivalent of this which is a result of AI rather than the script being against them. Contrast DeathByPragmatism and LetsGetDangerous. Not to be confused with EvilutionaryBiologist or TheSocialDarwinist, although [[ValuesDissonance they generally consider it a]] MoralEventHorizon [[ValuesDissonance to not kill the dumb]]. See also SuicidalOverconfidence, another video game version. LethallyStupid is when someone's stupidity simply causes havoc, instead of being the cause of their demise.

As this is a DeathTrope, '''[[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers expect unmarked spoilers on the subpages]]'''.

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Note that it's not actually a requirement for the character in question to die. Death is often the result, but as long as it's a foolish action that very well ''could'' have gotten the character killed, even if it didn't, then the trope applies. As this is still a DeathTrope, however, '''[[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers expect unmarked spoilers on the subpages]]'''.

Compare ArtificialStupidity, the video game equivalent of this which is a result of AI rather than the script being against them. Contrast DeathByPragmatism and LetsGetDangerous. Not to be confused with EvilutionaryBiologist or TheSocialDarwinist, although [[ValuesDissonance they generally consider it a]] MoralEventHorizon [[ValuesDissonance to not kill the dumb]]. See also SuicidalOverconfidence, another video game version. LethallyStupid is when someone's stupidity simply causes havoc, instead of being the cause of their demise.

As this is a DeathTrope, '''[[Administrivia/HandlingSpoilers expect unmarked spoilers on the subpages]]'''.
havoc for others.


There's simple ignorance, when you just didn't know something. There's catching the IdiotBall, which is a momentary lapse. There's fear and panic in a chaotic situation. All those situations are understandable reasons for making poor decisions. Then there's ''these'' guys. People who are so stupid that they simply do not ''deserve'' to survive.

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There's simple ignorance, when you just didn't know something. There's catching the IdiotBall, which is a momentary lapse. There's fear and panic in a chaotic situation. All those situations are understandable reasons for making poor decisions. If these guys survive with, at worst, serious but not life-threatening injuries, that would be grounds for WhatAnIdiot

Then there's ''these'' guys. People who are so stupid that they simply do not ''deserve'' to survive.


[[caption-width-right:350:Uh... can I [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire use a lifeline]]?]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Uh... can do I [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire use get a lifeline]]?]]
third option?]]

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This trope is, surprisingly,[[note]][[HumansAreMorons or not]][[/note]] TruthInTelevision, as many people can attest to, although [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease we won't.]]

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This trope is, surprisingly,[[note]][[HumansAreMorons or not]][[/note]] TruthInTelevision, as many people can attest to, although [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease we won't.]]

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** ''TooDumbToLive/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie''


This trope is, surprisingly[[note]][[HumansAreMorons or not]][[/note]], TruthInTelevision, as many people can attest to, although [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease we won't.]]

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This trope is, surprisingly[[note]][[HumansAreMorons surprisingly,[[note]][[HumansAreMorons or not]][[/note]], not]][[/note]] TruthInTelevision, as many people can attest to, although [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease we won't.]]


'''Note:''' This trope has been subject to some [[TropeDecay misuse]]. If you see any examples or {{pot hole}}s to this page in which the character's stupidity does not result in their demise, please remove them or point them to one of the alternative idiocy tropes. [[ChoosingDeath Suicide]] and HeroicSacrifices are not examples either.


->''"That's right, I'm the best shot in the platoon. I could shoot the pipe from an officer's mouth at 300 meters. Don't believe me?"''
-->-- '''[[TabletopGame/OnlyWar Guardsman Varrant]]''', six minutes before his execution

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->''"That's right, I'm the best shot in the platoon. I could shoot the pipe from an officer's mouth at 300 meters. Don't believe me?"''
->''"Nature abhors a moron."''
-->-- '''[[TabletopGame/OnlyWar Guardsman Varrant]]''', six minutes before his execution
'''Creator/HLMencken''', 1949


->''"Okay, Marge, you hide in the abandoned amusement park! Lisa, the pet cemetery! Bart, spooky roller disco! And ''I'll'' go skinny dipping in that lake where the sexy teens were killed one hundred years ago tonight!"''
-->-- '''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Treehouse of Horror X]]"

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->''"Okay, Marge, you hide ->''"That's right, I'm the best shot in the abandoned amusement park! Lisa, platoon. I could shoot the pet cemetery! Bart, spooky roller disco! And ''I'll'' go skinny dipping in that lake where the sexy teens were killed one hundred years ago tonight!"''
pipe from an officer's mouth at 300 meters. Don't believe me?"''
-->-- '''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E4TreehouseOfHorrorX Treehouse of Horror X]]"
'''[[TabletopGame/OnlyWar Guardsman Varrant]]''', six minutes before his execution


This trope is, surprisingly[[note]]or not[[/note]], TruthInTelevision, as many people can attest to, although we won't.

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This trope is, surprisingly[[note]]or not[[/note]], surprisingly[[note]][[HumansAreMorons or not]][[/note]], TruthInTelevision, as many people can attest to, although [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease we won't.
won't.]]


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