- In general, any time an inanimate object does something that a sentient tribute would normally do. That's guaranteed to get a lot of people scratching their heads.
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- Specific moments of inanimate objects doing the improbable:
- In Season 23, the Dark Prognosticus somehow wins without killing anyone, despite being a spellbook.
- In Season 83, Hastur haggles with a blade of grass during the Feast. It Makes Just As Much Sense In Context.
- In Season 85, VY Canis Majoris pleasures itself, despite being a star.
- In Season 182, the Hand decides to pleasure itself despite being... Well, a hand.
- In Season 213, a pile of literal scrap somehow builds a mansion.
- In Season 18, Thomas the Dank Engine gets stung by tracker jackers and dies from their toxins, despite being a train.
- Earlier, he picked fruits from a tree, despite having no limbs with which to do so.
- In Season 52, the Sandvich is Mind Raped and Driven to Suicide by Phantoms Sadness and Anger despite being, well, a sandwich.
- Season 53 gives us Charizard failing to light a fire at some point even though he's a Fire-type, not to mention that his tail's always on fire.
- In Season 60, Crobat somehow disembowels Sans with a machete, despite the former not having any proper hands to hold the weapon and the latter being a skeleton and having no organs to speak of. Even if Troper No. 9001, the host of the season, interpreted the event as Crobat using Cross Poison on Sans, it's still baffling in hindsight.
- In Season 63, Dory, despite being a fish with short-term memory loss, somehow manages to fatally stab Doomguy with an icicle during a blizzard and bash the Chameleon's head in with a baseball bat.
- Season 68 gives us Kakashi Hatake somehow failing to climb a tree and plummeting to his death, despite the fact that he's a fully-fledged ninja who should have no problems when it comes to tree-climbing.
- In Season 76, Young Toph Beifong cries while holding a photo of her friends and family despite being blind.
- In Season 90, Hedwig manages to somehow gag El Diablo and tie him to a rock before leaving him to die. What's more, the latter doesn't think to just burn through the gag and rope with his fire powers.
- Season 114 sees the infamously silent Michael Myers not only do a Chinese cowboy impression, but one that Freddy Krueger, of all people, found stomach ulcer-rupturingly offensive.
- Season 122 gives us Deadpool dying from an infection despite his Healing Factor.
- In Season 162, Heracross becomes a Pokémon... despite already being one.
- Season 174 gives us Marlin and Nemo, who followed their friend Dory's footsteps (not that the three of them have feet anyway) at improbable weapon usage more than once. Such as destroying a guitar (albeit a particularly murderous one) and Evil Cynder using a rocket launcher. In the Feast, they managed to bash Bea's head against a rock until she died. Earlier, they also taped knives to their eyes and stabbed Mitty to death.
- There's also the time when the two look into their reflections in a body of water, despite the fact that they are clownfish, which means they live in water. Finding Nemo tributes really love to screw our minds here, don't they?
- There's also that guitar they destroyed. HOW could it even garner 8 whopping kills?!
- In Season 180, Robert the Killing Tyre manages to kidnap President Snow, which begs the question: How the hell do you get kidnapped by a friggin' tyre!?!
- In the canon Season 181, a Grass Assassin finds and holds sniper rifle, despite being a giant mantis and having no hands to hold it.
- In Season 182, George R. R. Martin kills the Demon Tide by stabbing it in its "throat", despite the fact that it is composed of hundreds of Shadow Heartless. This one, however, can possibly be Hand Waved if one remembers that the Demon Tide has a core, which may be the thing Martin stabbed.
- In Season 203, Lily Potter manages to destroy the arena forcefield. One has to wonder why exactly the remaining tributes didn't take this opportunity to escape.
- During Season 232's Bloodbath, Stephen Hawking, a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, somehow manages to push Dryden Vos, a ruthless crime lord who's skilled with a blade, off a cliff during a knife fight.
- In the pilot season, Segata Sanshiro somehow manages to find a previous season's tribute's corpse. While Ichigo Montoya speculated that Segata probably found the buried remains of Ares from the Original Generation's Grand Finale, it still doesn't explain how the remains managed to transcend continuities.
- In Season 6, Zebes, a planet, somehow manages to disguise itself as other tributes twice: once as the the Swarmlord via Polyjuice Potion, and once as Mepps in order to kill Miles Edgeworth.
- Season 8 not only had the tributes not taking their chance to escape once the Arena Forcefield burned up in lava, it also had This Ain't It!Kakashi somehow launching Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu into it by feeding him extremely delicious karinto. Either the Peacekeepers rebuilt it, or Fuyuhiko was launched straight into space, never to be seen again.