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* ''[[ComicBook/StarWarsDoctorAphra Doctor Aphra]] is portrayed as almost a compulsive betrayer. Even so, trying to double-cross [[TheDreaded Darth Vader]] by ratting him out to [[BigBad the Emperor]]...she could be the poster girl for this trope.

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** In ''ComicBook/WhoIsSuperwoman'', Reactron's ex-girlfriend is warned that her abusive bastard of an ex-boyfriend is going to pay her a visit. So, she calls the police? No. She goes to a shelter? No. She stays with a friend, at the very least? No. She remains in her home all alone. Reactron finds her easily and there's nobody around to help her. She gets murdered, and Reactron's ally Superwoman makes her death look like an accident.

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* ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen2018'' has Jamie Madrox create a bunch of duplicates as a distraction by zerg rushing some sentinels while Wolverine and Cyclops do their thing. For some inexplicable reason that's never explained, ''Jamie himself joins his dupes''. All the dupes die, because that was the point of the strategy, and Jamie dies with them because he joined his own cannon fodder.


** In the third issue of "Vader: Dark Visions" from the Marvel continuity, an Imperial nurse develops a serious but decidedly one-sided crush on Darth Vader, eventually leading her to enter his chambers in order to try for a LoveConfession to him, ignoring or unaware of the fact that 1.) entering Vader's chambers unauthorized is a good way to die, and 2.) seeing Vader without his helmet on (something only reserved for personal physicians) is a good way to die. Sure enough, the nurse gets sabered right through the chest as soon as Vader figures out just what this lovesick loony is about.

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** In the third issue of "Vader: Dark Visions" the ''ComicBook/VaderDarkVisions'' series from the Marvel continuity, an Imperial nurse develops a serious but decidedly one-sided crush on Darth Vader, eventually leading her to enter his chambers in order to try for a LoveConfession to him, ignoring or unaware of the fact that 1.) entering Vader's chambers unauthorized is a good way to die, and 2.) seeing Vader without his helmet on (something only reserved for personal physicians) is a good way to die. Sure enough, the nurse gets sabered right through the chest as soon as Vader figures out just what this lovesick loony is about.


** Speaking of The Joker, any Gotham City mook that decides to work for him is TooDumbToLive. What do those mooks have to look forward to? If they're lucky: almost certainly getting their asses kicked by Batman. But not only does [[BadBoss the Joker routinely kill his own Mooks]] [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]], he'll do it in order to try and kill Batman, because they have [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]], because they might have said something that he didn't like, or [[ForTheEvulz because he was]] [[ItAmusedMe bored]]. How dumb to you have to be to work for a guy who will kill you for shits and giggles? The rest of Batman's rogue's gallery aren't much better, but the Joker takes the cake.

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** Speaking of The Joker, any Gotham City mook that decides to work for him is TooDumbToLive. What do those mooks have to look forward to? If they're lucky: almost certainly getting their asses kicked by Batman. But not only does [[BadBoss the Joker routinely kill his own Mooks]] [[YouHaveFailedMe for failing him]], he'll do it in order to try and kill Batman, because they have [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlived their usefulness]], because they might have said something that he didn't like, or [[ForTheEvulz because he was]] [[ItAmusedMe bored]]. How dumb to do you have to be to work for a guy who will kill you for shits and giggles? The rest of Batman's rogue's gallery aren't much better, but the Joker takes the cake.


* Most villain of ''ComicBook/TexWiller'' could be considered this by virtue of not surrendering when they hear the title character, a trigger-happy Texas Ranger who is also a OneManArmy and the FastestGunInTheWest, has three equally dangerous companions that sometime help him in his adventures, and in a pinch could ''summon the entire Navajo Nation for his battles'' ([[MightyWhitey he is, after all, their chief]]), and so those who go on and provoke him while knowing who he is, but [[CorruptHick Bob Braddock]] takes the cake: after barely getting acquitted at his trial for murder thanks to his brother providing him a very good lawyer and bribing two witnesses, he's told by lawmen that a witness has identified him as the responsible for burning down a town, and he reacts it's impossible ''because he was wearing a sack on his head before '''Tex Willer and [[HangingJudge judge "Hang'em Higher" Fielsen]]'''''. His brother, who was there and had planned to send him to Alaska to keep him out of trouble, promtply throws him to Tex and the judge (literally).

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** In the third issue of "Vader: Dark Visions" from the Marvel continuity, an Imperial nurse develops a serious but decidedly one-sided crush on Darth Vader, eventually leading her to enter his chambers in order to try for a LoveConfession to him, ignoring or unaware of the fact that 1.) entering Vader's chambers unauthorized is a good way to die, and 2.) seeing Vader without his helmet on (something only reserved for personal physicians) is a good way to die. Sure enough, the nurse gets sabered right through the chest as soon as Vader figures out just what this lovesick loony is about.
* Most villain of ''ComicBook/TexWiller'' could be considered this by virtue of not surrendering when they hear the title character, a trigger-happy Texas Ranger who is also a OneManArmy and the FastestGunInTheWest, has three equally dangerous companions that sometime help him in his adventures, and in a pinch could ''summon the entire Navajo Nation for his battles'' ([[MightyWhitey he is, after all, their chief]]), and so those who go on and provoke him while knowing who he is, but [[CorruptHick Bob Braddock]] takes the cake: after barely getting acquitted at his trial for murder thanks to his brother providing him a very good lawyer and bribing two witnesses, he's told by lawmen that a witness has identified him as the responsible for burning down a town, and he reacts it's impossible ''because he was wearing a sack on his head before '''Tex Willer and [[HangingJudge judge "Hang'em Higher" Fielsen]]'''''. His brother, who was there and had planned to send him to Alaska to keep him out of trouble, promtply promptly throws him to Tex and the judge (literally).



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* In Ant-Man's original Tales To Astonish run, the same issue that introduces Janet Van Dyne as the Wasp also first reveals the tragedy that drove Henry Pym to learn of size-altering Pym Particles and ultimately become Ant-Man. His first wife, Maria, was from a totalitarian country (Back then a Warsaw Pact Soviet satellite) and wanted to have their honeymoon in her home country. She believed that since she and her defected scientist father were now American citizens, with her married to an American, she was safe. Agreeing to this trip despite concerns would prove to be the very first of Henry Pym's history of epic mistakes. In short order, KGB-types kidnap Maria in broad daylight while knocking Hank out. Recovering at the American embassy, Hank then learns that the spies from this nation have also killed Maria's father back in the states. While such murders have always been with us, and still are, one wonders if the Pyms' honeymoon didn't create a window of opportunity to hit her father as well. It is hard to say who in this scenario was more foolish - Maria, for thinking herself beyond harm in her corrupt homeland, or Henry, for agreeing to this at all.


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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman2011'': Apollo (who is at this point the king of Olympus) refuses to execute or permanently imprison the First Born despite the prophecy stating the latter will kill the king of Olympus. Instead, he tries to torture him into obedience. The First Born escapes and quickly exacts his revenge, turning what's left of Apollo into MeatMoss.

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* ''ComicBook/AllNewUltimates'': Ganke walks around a dangerous neighbourhood, filled of street gangs that attack and stab people to steal from them... because he wanted some Lego pieces?


* A security [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guard]] in ''Arkham Asylum: Madness'' ran head first into this trope. See, in this continuity, ComicBook/TheJoker had a tragically dead son named Milton Napier. The guard decided taunting the insane murder clown with a plaque labeled [[BerserkButton "Milton Napier"]] would be a great laugh. Long story short, Arkham Asylum [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge quickly found themselves needing a new guard.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'':
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A security [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy guard]] in ''Arkham Asylum: Madness'' ran head first into this trope. See, in this continuity, ComicBook/TheJoker had a tragically dead son named Milton Napier. The guard decided taunting the insane murder clown with a plaque labeled [[BerserkButton "Milton Napier"]] would be a great laugh. Long story short, Arkham Asylum [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge quickly found themselves needing a new guard.]]



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*** Then there's Lester Dent in ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' #2. After he wins two million on a game show, Two-Face takes over the studio. A session of CallingTheOldManOut ensues on live television, but Lester keeps calling his (gun-wielding, supervillain) son a "punk" and whining that he's ruining his lucky day. When it's clear that Two-Face is going to flip the coin on whether to shoot him or not, he ''dares'' him to do it.

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*** ** Then there's Lester Dent in ''ComicBook/BatmanGothamAdventures'' #2. After he wins two million on a game show, Two-Face takes over the studio. A session of CallingTheOldManOut ensues on live television, but Lester keeps calling his (gun-wielding, supervillain) son a "punk" and whining that he's ruining his lucky day. When it's clear that Two-Face is going to flip the coin on whether to shoot him or not, he ''dares'' him to do it.



* ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'': The Joker comes to find out that BigBad Alexander Luthor didn't let him in because of his unpredictability. Of all the super villains Alex was gathering, he didn't let the Joker in. The Joker is understandably pissed. Jump to the final issue, with Alex planning to rebuild his power and his power base, only to be ambushed by the Joker and ComicBook/LexLuthor. And as Alex is begging for mercy, Lex tells him flat out his one big mistake wasn't attacking Superman or killing Superboy or any of that. It was "not letting the Joker play."
-->'''Lex Luthor''': ''[as the Joker [[BoomHeadshot ventilates Alex's head]]]'' ''Now'' who's stupid?
* Though viciously mangled and missing a few limbs and eyes, a pair of skinhead thugs ([[ThoseWackyNazis The Zyklon-B Boys]]) managed to survive [[MuggingTheMonster an encounter with Deadshot and Catman]] in an issue of ''ComicBook/SecretSix''. However, a few weeks later one of the thugs sees ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} entering a club and decides it is time for revenge, following him until the rest of the gang can gather for the attack. Deadshot notices him and delivers ''another'' vicious beating, but again leaves him alive because he had made a promise not to kill anybody tonight (he was on a date). However, even though the thug has now lost a ''second'' eye, when the rest of the gang arrives they decide to ''still'' go after Deadshot. This same person has now beaten and ''mutilated'' their members on two separate occasions, and they ''still want to track him down''. At this point they are simply asking for it, and Deadshot's ''date'' kills the lot of them, explaining that ''she'' did not make any promises that night.

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* ''Comicbook/InfiniteCrisis'': ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'': The Joker comes to find out that BigBad Alexander Luthor didn't let him in because of his unpredictability. Of all the super villains Alex was gathering, he didn't let the Joker in. The Joker is understandably pissed. Jump to the final issue, with Alex planning to rebuild his power and his power base, only to be ambushed by the Joker and ComicBook/LexLuthor. And as Alex is begging for mercy, Lex tells him flat out his one big mistake wasn't attacking Superman or killing Superboy or any of that. It was "not letting the Joker play."
-->'''Lex Luthor''': Luthor:''' ''[as the Joker [[BoomHeadshot ventilates Alex's head]]]'' ''Now'' who's stupid?
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Though viciously mangled and missing a few limbs and eyes, a pair of skinhead thugs ([[ThoseWackyNazis The Zyklon-B Boys]]) managed to survive [[MuggingTheMonster an encounter with Deadshot and Catman]] in an issue of ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.Catman]]. However, a few weeks later one of the thugs sees ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} entering a club and decides it is time for revenge, following him until the rest of the gang can gather for the attack. Deadshot notices him and delivers ''another'' vicious beating, but again leaves him alive because he had made a promise not to kill anybody tonight (he was on a date). However, even though the thug has now lost a ''second'' eye, when the rest of the gang arrives they decide to ''still'' go after Deadshot. This same person has now beaten and ''mutilated'' their members on two separate occasions, and they ''still want to track him down''. At this point they are simply asking for it, and Deadshot's ''date'' kills the lot of them, explaining that ''she'' did not make any promises that night.



** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'' provides two examples. A corrupt tycoon ''headbutts'' Superman, knocks himself out and cracks his skull. He didn't kill himself by sheer luck. Later, Comicbook/LoisLane and a pilot are captured by bandits. At one point, the three bandits turn away. The pilot decides to take advantage of their distraction to capture the ringleader... and he completely ruins his surprise attack by screaming "Smelly goat! I shall vanquish you!" when he lunges.
** It gets better. Argo City survived Krypton's destruction because Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s father and Jor-El's brother Zor-El got a protective dome installed around the city. However, when he tries to convince Argo's Science Council that they must scout a new world to settle into lest the energy shields fail, the councillors dismiss his warnings. Later all Argonians except for Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} die because they didn't learn to listen when a member of the House of El speaks.
** In the beginning of ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} has just stomped a crime lord and his enforcers but decides to leave without killing them off. However the crime lord reaches for a shotgun and aims at Lobo. Lobo swiftly rips the weapon off his hands and remarks he's the '''dumbest''' crime-lord he has ever met in the galaxy before getting him killed.

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** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'' provides two examples. A corrupt tycoon ''headbutts'' Superman, knocks himself out and cracks his skull. He didn't kill himself by sheer luck. Later, Comicbook/LoisLane ComicBook/LoisLane and a pilot are captured by bandits. At one point, the three bandits turn away. The pilot decides to take advantage of their distraction to capture the ringleader... and he completely ruins his surprise attack by screaming "Smelly goat! I shall vanquish you!" when he lunges.
** It gets better. Argo City survived Krypton's destruction because Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'s ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s father and Jor-El's brother Zor-El got a protective dome installed around the city. However, when he tries to convince Argo's Science Council that they must scout a new world to settle into lest the energy shields fail, the councillors councilors dismiss his warnings. Later all Argonians except for Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} die because they didn't learn to listen when a member of the House of El speaks.
** In the beginning of ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} ComicBook/{{Lobo}} has just stomped a crime lord and his enforcers but decides to leave without killing them off. However the crime lord reaches for a shotgun and aims at Lobo. Lobo swiftly rips the weapon off his hands and remarks he's the '''dumbest''' crime-lord he has ever met in the galaxy before getting him killed.



** During an exceedingly DorkAge arc, ComicBook/{{Steel}} and his niece Natasha move to Jersey City, New Jersey, and it plays a bit like the 'Town Of Citysville' did for WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, only much darker and grittier, and the series has to end before they wise up and leave. In one sequence, a local ganger that Natasha has upset brutalizes, and it is implied, rapes her. He also warns her not to bring her uncle into this, or she will feel the wrath of his 'peeps'. He is actually murdered by Natasha's long-lost father, John Henry's brother, but let's review. This thug's 'peeps' include psychos with knives and guns. Steel, no slouch himself, has peeps known as THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA! Among Natasha's unofficial 'uncles' is this alien dude you might have heard of. Too Dumb To Live? Booster and Beetle could have taken out their whole gang while looking for a good pizza place. This thug was too dumb to leave his father's privates.

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** During an exceedingly DorkAge arc, ComicBook/{{Steel}} and his niece Natasha move to Jersey City, New Jersey, and it plays a bit like the 'Town "Town Of Citysville' Citysville" did for WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls, only much darker and grittier, and the series has to end before they wise up and leave. In one sequence, a local ganger gangster that Natasha has upset brutalizes, and it is implied, rapes her. He also warns her not to bring her uncle into this, or she will feel the wrath of his 'peeps'."peeps". He is actually murdered by Natasha's long-lost father, John Henry's brother, but let's review. This thug's 'peeps' "peeps" include psychos with knives and guns. Steel, no slouch himself, has peeps known as THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA! Among Natasha's unofficial 'uncles' "uncles" is this alien dude you might have heard of. Too Dumb To Live? Booster and Beetle could have taken out their whole gang while looking for a good pizza place. This thug was too dumb to leave his father's privates.



* The egregious levels of stupidity isn't just limited to the criminal side of the spectrum. Police forces, militaries, etc. the world over [[LawfulStupid also seem to be quite stupid]] when it comes to dealing with superpowered threats. For instance, despite knowing perfectly well that ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s powers allow him to manipulate metal however he wishes, they keep sending soldiers with metal guns, metal missiles, metal tanks, etc. at him, Metal Master is a similar case. It isn't limited to those villains either, the rather facepalming lack of common sense when fighting supervillains by the rank and file is a continuous problem in comics in general.
* Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: The tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides it's a good idea to attack him with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in his path over and over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the next time it happens.
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* The egregious levels of stupidity isn't just limited to the criminal side of the spectrum. Police forces, militaries, etc. the world over [[LawfulStupid also seem to be quite stupid]] when it comes to dealing with superpowered threats. For instance, despite knowing perfectly well that ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s powers allow him to manipulate metal however he wishes, they keep sending soldiers with metal guns, metal missiles, metal tanks, etc. at him, him. Metal Master is a similar case. It isn't limited to those villains either, the rather facepalming lack of common sense when fighting supervillains by the rank and file is a continuous problem in comics in general.
* Comicbook/IncredibleHulk: ComicBook/IncredibleHulk: The tendency for everybody in the entire Marvel Universe to go out of the way to antagonize the Hulk. Despite it being common knowledge that he is basically invincible and has unlimited strength triggered by rage everybody from [[BullyingADragon dime a dozen rent a cops with pistols to the military to even a irate fruit truck driver armed with nothing more than pepper spray whose truck the Hulk just knocked over for food decides it's a good idea to attack him with everything they've got on a near constant basis.]] This idiocy drives Hulk into his classic rages causing easily preventable massive destruction to everything in his path over and over until he decides to just take off somewhere until the next time it happens.
* ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'': ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'':



** In a textbook case, a punk that the Punisher just blackmailed into helping him get close to his drug dealing boss watches as Frank cuts down said boss, along with his entire crew. Once the shooting is done, the punk starts laughing, kicks the dead crime boss, and begins talking about how he's going to take over the business and run things because he now has all the connections and knows how the operation works. Suddenly he realizes that he's saying all this while the Punisher is holding a gun and staring at him. He then announces he's going to give up crime, get a legitimate job, and go straight. Frank: (Pointing the gun at his head and pulling the trigger) "Yeah. Well, just in case."

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** In a textbook case, a punk that the Punisher just blackmailed into helping him get close to his drug dealing boss watches as Frank cuts down said boss, along with his entire crew. Once the shooting is done, the punk starts laughing, kicks the dead crime boss, and begins talking about how he's going to take over the business and run things because he now has all the connections and knows how the operation works. Suddenly he realizes that he's saying all this while the Punisher is holding a gun and staring at him. He then announces he's going to give up crime, get a legitimate job, and go straight. Frank: (Pointing straight.
--->'''Frank:''' ''[pointing
the gun at his head and pulling the trigger) "Yeah.trigger]'' Yeah. Well, just in case."



** Dick Chalker, the dinosaur-like mutant relative whose crimes inspired hatred for mutantkind in his cousins, felt guilty and decided he needed to wipe out the rest of mutantkind to avenge them. He...forgot to look both ways before crossing the street and was run over by a truck.
* If you're a pedophile, it's a good idea to try and keep how sick and perverted you are a secret. It's not a good idea, at a public event, to look at two young girls and mention how much you'd like to have sex with them, saying this in a normal tone of voice so anyone nearby can hear you. When the person standing next to you points out that the two girls ''are not even old enough to be teenagers'', it's not a good idea to just shrug indifferently. It's a fatal mistake when that person next to you is ''Deadpool,'' an extremely dangerous mercenary whose very well-known BerserkButton is harming children. The speaker became a deceased AssholeVictim after Deadpool was finished with him.

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** Dick Chalker, the dinosaur-like mutant relative whose crimes inspired hatred for mutantkind in his cousins, felt guilty and decided he needed to wipe out the rest of mutantkind to avenge them. He... forgot to look both ways before crossing the street and was run over by a truck.
* If you're a pedophile, it's a good idea to try and keep how sick and perverted you are a secret. It's not a good idea, at a public event, to look at two young girls and mention how much you'd like to have sex with them, saying this in a normal tone of voice so anyone nearby can hear you. When the person standing next to you points out that the two girls ''are not even old enough to be teenagers'', it's not a good idea to just shrug indifferently. It's a fatal mistake when that person next to you is ''Deadpool,'' ''Deadpool'', an extremely dangerous mercenary whose very well-known BerserkButton is harming children. The speaker became a deceased AssholeVictim after Deadpool was finished with him.



* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Rantanplan's stupidity frequently causes him to almost kill himself. If it weren't for Luke (or, in the spinoff, the prison guards, who are none too bright themselves but at least not suicidal) rescuing him, he would have drowned, starved or frozen to death by now.

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* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Rantanplan's stupidity frequently causes him to almost kill himself. If it weren't for Luke (or, in the spinoff, spin-off, the prison guards, who are none too bright themselves but at least not suicidal) rescuing him, he would have drowned, starved or frozen to death by now.



-->'''Brakko:''' "Jordan? This is my office!"
-->'''Jordan:''' "I know, sir. I'm really sorry. '''RUN!'''"
-->''*Brakko [[OhCrap realizes Jordan has to arrest him]] and starts running*''
-->'''Jordan:''' "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve..."
-->''{{Beat}}''
-->'''Jordan:''' "Twelve..."
-->''{{Beat}}'''
-->''*Brakko comes back*''
-->'''[[TooDumbToLive Brakko:]]''' [[TooDumbToLive "Thirteen!"]]
-->'''Jordan:''' "Oh, thank you!"
-->''*Brakko runs away again, and Jordan continues counting*''

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-->'''Brakko:''' "Jordan? --->'''Brakko:''' Jordan? This is my office!"
-->'''Jordan:''' "I
office!\\
'''Jordan:''' I
know, sir. I'm really sorry. '''RUN!'''"
-->''*Brakko
'''RUN!'''\\
''[Brakko
[[OhCrap realizes Jordan has to arrest him]] and starts running*''
-->'''Jordan:''' "One,
running]''\\
'''Jordan:''' One,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve..."
-->''{{Beat}}''
-->'''Jordan:''' "Twelve..."
-->''{{Beat}}'''
-->''*Brakko
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''[{{beat}}]''\\
'''Jordan:''' Twelve...\\
''[{{beat}}]''\\
''[Brakko
comes back*''
-->'''[[TooDumbToLive Brakko:]]''' [[TooDumbToLive "Thirteen!"]]
-->'''Jordan:''' "Oh,
back]''\\
'''Brakko:''' Thirteen!\\
'''Jordan:''' Oh,
thank you!"
-->''*Brakko
you!\\
''[Brakko
runs away again, and Jordan continues counting*''counting]''



** When asked about the premise of ''Darth Maul: Death Sentence'', [[WordOfGod the author himself said]]: "Someone, somewhere, is stupid enough to put a price on Darth Maul and Savage Opress’ heads." It ends with the brothers capturing him and forcing him to transfer his fortune to them … then [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing him anyway]].
** ''Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead'' features an Imperial officer who, while training his troopers, is approached by a messenger whose message is not exactly credible and who is wearing obviously stolen armor. He describes it as "one of the stupidest things I've ever seen", then orders his men to assume an attack formation that from the intruder's point of view means "line up in front of the grenades" …

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** When asked about the premise of ''Darth Maul: Death Sentence'', [[WordOfGod the author himself said]]: "Someone, somewhere, is stupid enough to put a price on Darth Maul and Savage Opress’ Opress' heads." It ends with the brothers capturing him and forcing him to transfer his fortune to them … them... then [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing him anyway]].
** ''Blood Ties: Boba Fett Is Dead'' features an Imperial officer who, while training his troopers, is approached by a messenger whose message is not exactly credible and who is wearing obviously stolen armor. He describes it as "one of the stupidest things I've ever seen", then orders his men to assume an attack formation that from the intruder's point of view means "line up in front of the grenades" …grenades"...



* Inverted in WesternAnimation/TheTick comic book. After several bullets bounce off the Tick and he falls off a balcony, one of his would-be-assassins remarks "Incredible. This jerk is too stupid to stop living."

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* Inverted in WesternAnimation/TheTick ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' comic book. After several bullets bounce off the Tick and he falls off a balcony, one of his would-be-assassins remarks "Incredible. This jerk is too stupid to stop living."



* While ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' comics are chock full of it, one very special example goes out to a family consisting of a trucker dad, fat hippie mom, and bully son.[[spoiler:Said son and his friend bully a quiet nerdy kid who Sophia rescues by kicking their asses. Later, when Sophia is hanging out with Carl, they hit him with a brick and basically threaten to assault and rape Sophia causing Carl to run off, get a shovel and come back, beating them near to death. Then their parents team up with Gregory to try and poison Maggie and fail. The parents are let off with a warning, then after the wife's head is piked the dad tries to murder Rick on the way home causing Rick to rip his throat out. And then when Rick goes to offer sympathy to their son the son decides to attack Rick and nearly get choked to death, but ultimately left with a warning: one more fuckup and Rick would put a bullet into his dumb ass.]]
** Aaaaaand that kid decided to free [[BigBad Negan]] in an insane plan to "make the Whisperers and Rick kill each other." Apparently by means of making Rick's group think Negan is with the Whisperers or something. Oh, and he antagonizes and complains to Negan the whole time. Negan himself realizes how terrible that plan is and puts the kid out of his misery.

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* While ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'' comics are chock full of it, one very special example goes out to a family consisting of a trucker dad, fat hippie mom, and bully son.[[spoiler:Said son and his friend bully a quiet nerdy kid who Sophia rescues by kicking their asses. Later, when Sophia is hanging out with Carl, they hit him with a brick and basically threaten to assault and rape Sophia causing Carl to run off, get a shovel and come back, beating them near to death. Then their parents team up with Gregory to try and poison Maggie and fail. The parents are let off with a warning, then after the wife's head is piked the dad tries to murder Rick on the way home causing Rick to rip his throat out. And then when Rick goes to offer sympathy to their son the son decides to attack Rick and nearly get choked to death, but ultimately left with a warning: one more fuckup and Rick would put a bullet into his dumb ass.]]
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]] Aaaaaand that kid decided decides to free [[BigBad Negan]] in an insane plan to "make the Whisperers and Rick kill each other." Apparently by means of making Rick's group think Negan is with the Whisperers or something. Oh, and he antagonizes and complains to Negan the whole time. Negan himself realizes how terrible that plan is and puts the kid out of his misery.



* The Swedish comic ''Hälge'' features the moose Rubbade Runar (closest translation something like "Crazy Runar"), whose stupidity and lack of self-preservation instincts keeps the other moose wondering how he hasn't been killed in a moose hunt yet (he's been known to ''walk up'' to the hunters while they're on a hunt to greet them). One strip suggests it is extreme enough to work in his favour: the hunters conclude from his behaviour that he must have some kind of disease, and therefore isn't worth shooting.

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* The Swedish comic ''Hälge'' features the moose Rubbade Runar (closest translation something like "Crazy Runar"), whose stupidity and lack of self-preservation instincts keeps the other moose wondering how he hasn't been killed in a moose hunt yet (he's been known to ''walk up'' to the hunters while they're on a hunt to greet them). One strip suggests it is extreme enough to work in his favour: the hunters conclude from his behaviour behavior that he must have some kind of disease, and therefore isn't worth shooting.

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* The Swedish comic ''Hälge'' features the moose Rubbade Runar (closest translation something like "Crazy Runar"), whose stupidity and lack of self-preservation instincts keeps the other moose wondering how he hasn't been killed in a moose hunt yet (he's been known to ''walk up'' to the hunters while they're on a hunt to greet them). One strip suggests it is extreme enough to work in his favour: the hunters conclude from his behaviour that he must have some kind of disease, and therefore isn't worth shooting.

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** Aaaaaand that kid decided to free [[BigBad Negan]] in an insane plan to "make the Whisperers and Rick kill each other." Apparently by means of making Rick's group think Negan is with the Whisperers or something. Oh, and he antagonizes and complains to Negan the whole time. Negan himself realizes how terrible that plan is and puts the kid out of his misery.

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** In the same arc mentioned above, at one point we see a druggie frantically calling his friend and telling him about how the Punisher gunned down all the gangsters around him and told him that he'd give him one chance to get clean and that he'd be watching. He then loudly exclaims that he's sitting on enough product to set them up for the rest of their lives. Cue Castle emerging from the shadows behind him and a few panels later we see him with a snapped neck and lying in a puddle of his own blood.



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** During a Silver Age issue, Luthor sets up a trap for Superboy which preys on Superboy's stupidity. Said trap is a giant kryptonite green cage in the middle of of a park cleanly labeled "Luthor Trap to Capture Superboy! Please Enter Here." Naturally, Superboy, believing Lex wouldn't make his REAL traps this obvious, enters the cage for no real reason and ends up passing out from Kryptonite radiation. The comic's narration even calls him out on the sheer stupidity of doing this.

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