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* '''Played For Horror''': Alice's uselessness leads to many members of the team to die horrible, preventable deaths, and the survivors to express the hatred this has created by lynching her.


* '''Played For Drama''': The mission goes pear-shaped and everybody in the team is nearly killed because Alice is worthless as a member.

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* '''Played For Drama''': The mission goes pear-shaped and everybody in the team is nearly killed because Alice is worthless as a member. In the aftermath we get a good view of how much they are fed up when the team spends a hefty amount of time debating whether or not [[YouHaveFailedMe to kill Alice as punishment for her uselessness]], [[DramaBomb without a single iota of sarcasm]].

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** Alice is killed pretty soon in the plot, before she can either be a hindrance or it can be seen if she would be a hindrance.


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* '''Played For Laughs''': In the series' ClipShow, after a montage of EpicFail moments triggered by Alice's incompetence, the other members of the team ask DaChief "mind explaining to us again ''why'' we have her around, anyway?"
* '''Played For Drama''': The mission goes pear-shaped and everybody in the team is nearly killed because Alice is worthless as a member.


** Alice is an AntiSue or a ParodySue.

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** Alice is an AntiSue or a ParodySue.


* '''Deconstructed''': Obviously, teamwork breaks down if the FiveManBand (or the FiveBadBand, for that matter) always has to pull one of its members out of the mess they've just swan-dived headfirst into.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Obviously, teamwork breaks down if the FiveManBand (or the FiveBadBand, EliteFour, for that matter) always has to pull one of its members out of the mess they've just swan-dived headfirst into.


* '''Invoked''': Alice lets her NaiveEverygirl tendencies or some other weakness get the better of her.

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* '''Invoked''': '''Invoked''':
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Alice lets her NaiveEverygirl tendencies or some other weakness get the better of her. her.
** DaChief assigns Alice to TheSquad, knowing that she'll screw things up...which is exactly what he wants.


* '''Exaggerated''': Alice always ends up [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom unwittingly leading]] the team into direct conflict with the villain(s).

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Alice always ends up [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom unwittingly leading]] the team into direct conflict with the villain(s). villain(s).
** Alice's extreme incompetence does more damage than the actual villains.



* '''Parodied''': Alice wears a sign that says "DESIGANTED FAILURE" on it.

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* '''Parodied''': Alice wears a sign that says "DESIGANTED "DESIGNATED FAILURE" on it.



* '''Defied''': Alice goes through TrainingFromHell, or at least TookALevelInBadass, and takes cues from the other characters (verbal and nonverbal) instead of just {{Leeroy Jenkins}}ing.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Alice goes through TrainingFromHell, or at least TookALevelInBadass, and takes cues from the other characters (verbal and nonverbal) instead of just {{Leeroy Jenkins}}ing.Jenkins}}ing.
** Alice realizes she's detrimental to the FiveManBand, and leaves of her own accord.
** The other members of the FiveManBand kick out Alice.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???A frustrated viewer asks why they still bring Alice along when all she ever does is making things worse.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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** Alice is actually TheMole and her screw-ups are deliberate hindrances to the team she's in.


* '''Inverted''': [[TeamMom Alice]] is [[TheSmartGuy the smartest]] [[{{Badass}} and strongest]] character on the team, and always ends up taking care of and rescuing all the others.

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* '''Inverted''': [[TeamMom Alice]] is [[TheSmartGuy the smartest]] [[{{Badass}} [[TheBigGuy and strongest]] character on the team, and always ends up taking care of and rescuing all the others.


* '''Straight''': [[TheChick Alice]] is ostensibly part of the FiveManBand, but always ends up having to be rescued from the MonsterOfTheWeek or the BigBad.

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* '''Straight''': [[TheChick Alice]] is ostensibly part of the FiveManBand, but always ends up having to be rescued from getting the main characters in trouble by bungling things with the MonsterOfTheWeek or the BigBad. BigBad.



** Alice is ObfuscatingStupidity.

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** Alice is ObfuscatingStupidity. trying to help, but doesn't have the talents to do what she does.



** Alice ends up saving Bob's life.
** The other characters decide to abandon Alice to whatever fate has befallen her.
** Alice always means well and always tries to help.

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** Alice ends up saving Bob's life.
** The other
seems to get the characters decide to abandon in trouble, but it actually ends up getting them away from a trap.
** [[DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel
Alice to whatever fate has befallen her.
** Alice always means well and always tries to help.
acts like she's a load of trouble]] because it's a ploy.



** Only once; most of the time, Bob ends up rescuing her.
** Because they feel that she is a liability or has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]].
** But she always ends up making things worse.
* '''Parodied''': [[ThePrimadonna Alice]] [[AngstDissonance is the whiniest whiner that ever whined]].
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** Only once; most of the time, Bob ends up rescuing her.
** Because they feel that she is a liability or has [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived her usefulness]].
** But then, she always ends up making things worse.
brings the enemies to the team anyway.
** Except she doesn't have the talent to escape, can't resist the torture, and sells the team out.
* '''Parodied''': [[ThePrimadonna Alice]] [[AngstDissonance is the whiniest whiner Alice wears a sign that ever whined]].
says "DESIGANTED FAILURE" on it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Sometimes Alice hinders the team, sometimes she helps, sometimes she doesn't do anything.



** Alice is part of the team, helping with things that don't cause problems.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Why do we even bother bringing her?"

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Why do "The mission isn't just hard because we even bother bringing her?"have Alice to worry about, everything Alice does seems to make things worse."



** Emperor Evulz gets the chance to kill Alice [[OnceAnEpisode every week]]. He always refuses, because she hurts the heroes far more than she ever hurts him.

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** Emperor Evulz gets the chance to kill Alice [[OnceAnEpisode every week]]. He always refuses, because she hurts the heroes far more than she he ever hurts him.does.

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** Alice is an AntiSue or a ParodySue.


* '''Exploited''': The BigBad uses Alice's weakness against her.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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The BigBad uses Alice's weakness against her.

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** Emperor Evulz gets the chance to kill Alice [[OnceAnEpisode every week]]. He always refuses, because she hurts the heroes far more than she ever hurts him.


** Alice is not only the least powerful major character, but also a borderline average human.

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** Alice is [[TheArthurDent not only the least powerful major character, but also a borderline average human.human]].

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** Alice is not only the least powerful major character, but also a borderline average human.

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