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[Mansley has just ordered a nuclear strike on the Iron Giant]
Rogard: That missile is targeted to the Giant's current position!! Where's the Giant, Mansley?!
[Mansley looks over his shoulder to see the Giant standing right behind him]
Mansley: Ohhh...

Mr. Krabs: Plankton! You knew I would never distrust a dollar!
Plankton: That's right, Krabs! Now hand over the Krabby Patty secret formula!
[beat]
Mr. Krabs: Or what?
Plankton: ...I don't know. I never thought I'd get this far.
Mr. Krabs: Well, then, allow me to suggest your next move.
[Mr. Krabs flushes Plankton down a toilet]
SpongeBob SquarePants, "Plankton's Army"

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Mickey: Let's locate that key and go home together!
Aqua: Does that mean you know an exit?
Mickey: Well, uh, I was so busy finding a way in, that I didn’t give a lot of thought to where there’d be a way out. But, together we're sure to find one!

Jessie: AAAAAAH! James! Why did you set it up to give shocks on both sides?! Turn it off! TURN IT OFF!
James: I didn't think it would matter! It never occurred to me that we could lose!

Iroh: What do you plan to do now that you've found the Avatar's bison? Keep it locked in our new apartment? Should I go put on a pot of tea for him?
Zuko: First, I have to get him out of here.
Iroh: And then what?! You never think these things through! This is exactly the same as when you captured the Avatar at the North Pole! You had him, and then you had nowhere to go!
Zuko: I would have figured something out!
Iroh: No! If his friends hadn't found you, you would have frozen to death!
Avatar: The Last Airbender, "Lake Laogai"

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Oscar: I'm sorry, I totally betrayed you. But listen, I just got one little problem I gotta take care of.
Angie: Oh, really? And what's that?
Oscar: SHARKS! Are COMING! To GET ME!
Angie: And they should! What'd you expect? You just take credit for killing a shark, and then everything be fine and dandy for the rest of your life?
Oscar: Uh...yeah.

I don't think Jekyll thought this plan out very well. I mean, [the youth potion he's giving Queen Victoria] only works for one night at a time, and requires a freshly-killed soul each time. With that in mind: What happens if he can't find a victim and misses a night? If it only works during the night, then what's he going to do with her during the day when she's a mentally-intact old lady? Plus (you know, small detail, but...) I just think someone might, just might notice the sudden disappearance of QUEEN VIC-FUCKING-TORIA!!!
The Necro Critic on Dr. Jekyll's evil plan from Van Helsing: The London Assignment.

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Robin: Come on! You're puppets! You're supposed to do what I say!
Raven: Uh, yeah, but you're a puppet too.
Robin: Oh, right. I guess I didn't think this through too well. Maybe this was a bad idea.
Teen Titans Go!, "Puppets, Whaaaaat?"

"I think I'd better think it out again."
Fagin, Oliver!, "Reviewing the Situation"

"Oh, wow, this is confusing! Hey, Mike! You wanna hand me my calculations?" (Paper flies into mouth) "Thank you! Oh, wow, look at that — "Breach hull, all die!" Even had it underlined!"

"Let Me Get This Straight.... You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck.
Lucius Fox, The Dark Knight

"So that's the plan, exterminate all humans in a ten kilometer radius and desperately hope the dominant species has absolutely no means of reprisal. What say you, newbie?"
The Shadow Cat on Oyakata's plan in Big Human on Campus chapter 16

"I'm gonna chalk that up to poor planning."
Dr. Doofenshmirtz (repeated line), Phineas and Ferb.

Brainiac 5: It’s a ten-thousand-year-old Brocian hunting statue! Rumored by natives to have "magical" properties when struck by lightning, so I was analyzing its reception to other kinds of energy!
Supergirl: Okay! So what did you hit it with?
Brainiac-5: Uh, I opened the timestream and bombarded it with chronon energy.
Supergirl: WHAT?
Brainiac-5: Obviously that wasn't the best of my ideas!
Supergirl: So what's it doing now?
Brainiac-5: Based on my readings, I'm pretty sure I just created a magical time bomb. And if my calculations are correct, we've got less than four seconds to live.
Supergirl Volume 5 Annual #2

That was not my best plan.
Superior Girl after her powers turn a cat into a saber-toothed tiger, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade

"I'm curious. After killin' me, what is it you plan on doing next?"

Matt Ryan: Brady, you dumbshit. If you didn't want to get stuck with the last pick, you should have gone from MOST to LEAST handsome.
Tom Brady: FUCK. I DID NOT THINK THIS THROUGH.
NFL Quarterbacks On Facebook, "The Fantasy Draft," after Tom Brady's "least to most handsome" draft order leaves him stuck with Mark Sanchez.

Kami: Wait, so you tried to have me killed, THEN use the Dragon Balls?note 
Garlic Jr: Eh, what? Yeah, uh, why? Oh, shit. Wow, I dodged a bullet on that one!
Dragon Ball Z Abridged, "Dead Zone Abridged."

The Doctor: Installed in 1991. Three inches of steel lining every single wall. They'll never get in!
Rose: And how do we get out?
The Doctor: ...ah.
Doctor Who, "World War Three"

So, you [Torchwood] find the breach, probe it, the sphere comes through, six hundred feet above London, bam. It leaves a hole in the fabric of reality. And that hole, you think, "Oh, shall we leave it alone? Shall we back off? Shall we play it safe?" Nah, you think, "Let’s make it BIGGER!"
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "Army of Ghosts"

Osgood: Sonic Specs? Isn't that a bit pointless, like a visual hearing aid?
The Doctor: What's wrong with pointless? I once invented an invisible watch. Spot the design flaw...
Doctor Who, "The Zygon Inversion"

The old magus always did leap before he looked. That was why he and his chief acolytes used a vitae-powered immortality spell without testing it first for side-effects. That was why he diablerized an Antediluvian without considering what the Ancient's soul could do to his own. From the stories about Saulot the healer and teacher, Tremere thought the Antediluvian was a weakling. He never heard the stories about Saulot the demon hunter, or the legend that Saulot sired the devilish Baali in a moment of rage. He never read the Book of Nod, which clearly spoke of Saulot as a prophet. He never wondered why, if it was so easy to devour a sleeping Antediluvian, no one else had done it in thousands of years.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Nights Of Prophecy

In other words, I got bored. Suddenly, I had this brilliant idea. Well, at least it sounded good on paper. I went off to see the Joker in his home away from home at Arkham Asylum. The fact that they'd moved him to the Slab in New York City should've tipped me off that this was not going to go well... but I'm a "never say die" kinda guy, and I pressed on. Now, the Joker had made his career out of making Batman batty. So, I figured, just for laughs, what if I gave him my powers and set him loose on your world. Y'know, see how somebody else would do at my job. Look, I'm not an idiot. I planned on giving him only a little of my power. Like 1%. That's when I learned that just because the Joker's insane doesn't mean he isn't smart. He tricked me into revealing my secret name which every Imp has. And in doing so, he took 99.9% of my power. Okay, so maybe I am an idiot...
About sixty-nine seconds later, he remade your world in his image. Stuffed me in a closet on the moon. And we all lived unhappily ever after without commercial interruptions!
Mr Mxyzptlk, Emperor Joker

STAR_: Aim at this door, and shoot rockets, and right as you shoot them I'll deflect them [which, in this server, makes them home in on enemies]
[It's attempted, only for the homing rocket to make a beeline for Jerma, being that he's on the other team and counts as a target]
Jerma985: Why did we not think that was gonna happen? How did we not put the pieces together on that?

Andrews: "How many people are there on board?"
Captain Smith: "2,200 or more. And room in the boats for...how many?"
Andrews: "1,200."
Captain Smith: "I don't think the Board of Trade regulations ever visualized this situation. Do you?"

Spider-Man: Great! Now it's just him and me!
Juggernaut: YOU!
Spider-Man: (meekly) Great... now it's just him and me...

Josh: Drake?
Drake: What?
Josh: Where's the door hole?
Drake: It goes right there. See, I drew it with a magic marker.
Josh: You were supposed to cut it out with the power saw.
Drake: Dude, I'm gonna.
Josh: Oh, really?
Drake: Yes.
Josh: So go get the power saw.
Drake: Okay, I will.
[Drake tries to open the door and slowly realizes there isn't one or any other exit]
Drake: ...I see the problem.
Josh: Oh, do ya!?
Drake & Josh, "Tree House"

[Hawkgirl ascends a few hundred feet into the air with Copperhead holding onto her]
Copperhead: Well, get me out of here!
Hawkgirl: And what if I don't?
Copperhead: Then I give you your last kiss. [Copperhead positions his fangs near Hawkgirl's neck]
Hawkgirl: And you fall 40 stories. [Copperhead looks down and realizes Hawkgirl is right] Didn't really think this through, did you?
Justice League, "Only a Dream"

Magneto: Chromium machines to kill a master of magnetism? No wonder we call ourselves Homo Superior.

Justin: Should I call Shaw back in to finish the job?
Norman: No.
Justin: No?
Norman: No. His parents, the school, too many people to put two and two together. An autopsy to deal with. There's a trail. It's not a smart move now.

[Cinder is demonstrating a Dynamite Candle booby trap to her minions]
Emerald: I don't really understand how this is supposed to work. It's clearly just a cake with a stick of dynamite in it.
Cinder: [growls] You are clearly not grasping this concept! [lights the wick of the dynamite] See?! Now when you lean in to blow out the candles-
Emerald: Uh, Cinder?
Cinder: Yes! Emerald! What could you possibly still not understand about this concept?!
Emerald: (points at the dynamite) Well...
[Cinder looks back at the dynamite, which is about to explode, and realizes what Emerald's getting at]
Cinder: ...Oh.

Jake: I didn't think this through!
— Jake when his attempt to contain numerous bird-like monsters with his body backfires immediately, Adventure Time, "Come Along With Me ("The Ultimate Adventure")"

In retrospect, Harry had given himself hours to make the most important discovery in the history of magic, and months to break through the undeveloped mental barriers of an eleven-year-old boy. This could indicate that Harry had some sort of major cognitive deficit with respect to estimating task completion times.

Obi-Wan: I would have won!
Anakin: Well, yeah, sure. I mean, except for the part where you're dead at the end.

Apple Bloom: [after setting up a giant slingshot] Scootaloo, I know you have to go to Cloudsdale to finish your report. I'm just wonderin' if this is the best way to get there.
Scootaloo: It'll be fine. Besides, how else could I get there?
Apple Bloom: A Pegasus chariot?
Sweetie Belle: A flock of birds?
Apple Bloom: A hot-air balloon?
Scootaloo: Huh. Those do seem a lot safer. Maybe I should try to find another [slingshot snaps] waaaaaaaaayyyyyy!

*Luigifan, Tulip, and Tails are helping Tori's siblings, Tora and Boar, to fight off a swarm of giant ants, while Matt, Annie, Marcus, and Lucy are rescuing Flora from their leader, an oversized queen ant known as the Ant God.*
Luigifan: Er... By the way... Where's Tori? I know she's usually a noncombatant, but shouldn't she be able to fight in her nekomata form?
Tora: She's probably back at the house; sure she can scratch things and all, but like most nekomata, she can summon the dead.
Boar: What purpose is there in chasing after and failing to catch something when you can command the dead to appear and kill the target from your own home?
Tulip: Wait, what?!? Are you telling me that Tori is using necromancy?!? Agh... oh dear... shouldn't exist... *Tulip shudders, then faints. Despite being in the middle of combat with giant ants that wouldn't hesitate to devour her (which might or might not involve ripping her apart).*
Luigifan: *sweatdrop* Er... With the exception of Lily, Tulip really doesn't like the undead... Their presence somehow interferes with her life functions. And speaking of her survival, I've got to get her out of here before those ants take advantage of her. Er... Not in that way... Soma Cruz! *Luigifan pulls out a Timer Ball and summons his Yveltal.* Tulip's unconscious! Quick, I need you to carry her out of harm's way!
Soma Cruz: [not that Soma Cruz; Luigifan named his Yveltal after him] *Soma Cruz bellows and gingerly picks Tulip up. As soon as it touches her, though, her body starts shriveling to dust.*
Luigifan: ._.; Oh crap, I forgot she's weak to life-draining effects!! Set her down!!! Set her down!!! note 
Soma Cruz: *confused* *Soma Cruz drops Tulip, whose body looks like it's been considerably aged.*
Luigifan: What have I done?!? ... Rudy is gonna be so pissed off at me when he finds out about this...
—Luigifan making the horrendously stupid mistake of using a life-draining Olympus Mon to airlift an incapacitated ally out of danger during the "For tuna the can tolls" roleplay of White Dark Life note 

Luigifan: Soma Cruz! Like we practiced! OMEGA OBLIVION WING!!!!!!!
[Soma Cruz emits a red ray of baleful light from its tail, which it then sweeps across the field, felling a hundred ants in one stroke and almost severing one of the Ant God's legs.]
Flora: Oh God... >_<;
Phillip: Did he seriously do that in the middle of a city?!?
—Luigifan once again being stupid with his Yveltal during the "For tuna the can tolls" roleplay of White Dark Life (thankfully, there was No Endor Holocaust) note 

Marco: [in bat morph] <Um ... I have a stupid question. How do we grab this thing?>
[ten-second pause]
Cassie: <We don't have hands.>
Rachel: <We can grab it in our mouths. Right? Bats eat moths and stuff. They must have pretty strong jaws. Strong enough to get that crystal back to the air vent.>
Jake: <Oh, duh. Of course. I'll do it.>
Ax: <I believe that may not work.>
Cassie: <Jake? Jake? If you have a crystal in your mouth, how do you fire the echolocating burst?>
Ax: <I believe our plan now has somewhat of a flaw.>
Animorphs #10: The Android

"When the fighting in the North is over, someone wins; you understand that, don't you? If the Dead win, they march south and kill us all. If the Living win, and we've betrayed them, they march south and kill us all!"
Jaime Lannister, calling Cersei out for deciding to betray Daenerys and Jon, Game of Thrones, "The Dragon and the Wolf"


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