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Several problems here. For starters, the child in question was a dirt-poor orphan, age 12. Why would he consider such a complete zero a potential threat? There is also a pragmatic aspect of the situation. If he isn't going to let the kid go, then there is no reason for the child to continue the experiment(something that is pointed out in-universe), and the experiment was testing TELEPATHIC abilities, meaning lying to the kid would be at the very least risky. What's more, the child's brother was already out and if she didn't make it then there is also a reason for him to get revenge, even stronger motive than just the kidnappings. Finally, there is also Free The Soul aspect. Since the guy was backed up by FTS they have something to say here, and later games imply that they wouldn't be happy with the outcome.
I removed the following from the Metroid: Other M entry:
This is an incorrect interpretation of the events of the game. Adam only ordered Samus not to activate her heavy weapons arsenal, because of the potential damage they could cause to the station (even if this damage doesn't show up in-game, it's justified in-universe). Samus voluntarily deactivated the rest of her abilities as a self-imposed challenge.
As for the Varia suit, the first super-heated area you encounter is extremely short, and Samus likely felt that she didn't need to pester her C.O. with a trivial request. Since Adam orders her to activate it later on, a much more likely explanation is that he was concerned for her well-being and didn't want her to suffer needless damage.
For a more in-depth analysis of Samus' and Adam's motivations, please follow this link:
The problem with this example is the "Instead" part, which forgets that Adrienne doesn't get to kill her possessed husband until he is just about to kill her with the same device. If she made a mistake, she made it well before that desperate moment. (Note that practically every trope potholed here is grossly misused.)
I think the Assassins Creed Franchise has a lot of examples, same with Ace Attorney. I was pondering the idea of maybe giving both their own subpage?
Should we index the pages for the various games with their own What an Idiot! pages?
Here are some entires I cut for being wrong:
Why are they wrong?
Err, I explained that; the first one I cut stated that Madison should have logically assumed that the doctor she killed was the Origami killer, ignoring the fact that Madison knows the Origami Killer had used a room that this guy rented out to someone else. So really she would be an idiot to assume he was the Origami Killer despite having enough evidence to the contrary.
For Scott not lifting a finger to prevent his murder, as stated he's a deathseeker who does feel guilt over his murders and genuine feelings for his killer. Him not trying to stop her killing his perfectly within the confines of his character.
For LA Noire, the deleted entry stated that Cole was an idiot for not listening to his superior's instructions to ignore the conspiracy that saw to his fall from grace, whilst he literally needed something like that to redeem his reputation/fulfill his need to be a hero.
For Dragon Age, there's plenty of downside's to sending someone to the Mage's Tower, so saying your an idiot for not sending a loved one there post-haste just irks me. But like I said, I edited it to reflect that the character was an idiot for how she avoided it, not because she avoided it.
For Metal Gear, the antagonist is intentionally pulling his punches so that you will suceed, because that accomplishes all of his goals.
And for the part why he didn't just shoot Liquid in the first act, the entry A) got the sequence of events mixed up and B) ignores the fact that Snake didn't have a good shot at him, and was in a position where he only had one shot.
Two more things I deleted:
For the Knights of the Old Republic, Revan's actions are pretty vague in terms of his reasoning. All we have to go on is Kriea's word in the sequal, and she's notoriously unreliable on account of her manipulating you for half the game as well as not being Revan himself (whose personality is really defined by the player), so his true motives are somewhat undefined and are more interpretation than fact.
The arbiter was sent into the Threshold gas mine not only to kill the heretics, but also to recover 343 Guilty Spark, whom they had stashed there.
Was he? I can only remember that he was sent to kill the heretic leader, with no mention made of reclaiming any objects. If that's true, feel free to delete it.
Knights of the Old Republic:
It's implied that Revan never wanted to take over the Republic, just prepare it for the upcoming war with the True Sith.
You'd expect: Revan to convince the Republic of the coming threat, using his/her status as a war hero to gain respect and trust and then offer the ridiculously large fleet, created by the Star Forge, to them and spend the next few years helping to train their soldiers in combat and instruct them in how to use the technology created by the Star Forge, or striking at the True Sith in their galaxy, meaning there would be no collateral damage to the Republic itself, while they are still preparing to attack.
Instead: Revan wages war against the Republic, supposedly to gain control even though as explained, Revan should really have enough respect to get the Republic to work with him/her. Revan then up and leaves to go and fight the True Sith, who have now had plenty of time to prepare for war, while the Republic is now bankrupt and on the verge of collapse having spent so much resources on the war against Revan. And this guy is meant to be a master tactician...
Historically, Republics and Democracies don't fight wars (ESPECIALLY Wars of Attrition, which that ended up being) very well. There are traitors (or at least people who agree with the enemy), cowardly pacifists (who won't fight even if that's the only option), and people who no attention span whatsoever. That's why Hitler attacked the Western Allies rather than the Soviet Union during the Battle of the Bulge. IF his forces could split the Americans/British, then they'd surrender. Vietnam was the same way. Revan was planning on making it a dictatorship (in the Roman version, not the Nazi Version)
I readded this entry because the justifications for its removal look too much like "I don't agree". If it's indeed wrong, please discuss it here before removing it:
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