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  • Belmont in A Day in Dracula's Life thinks it is a wise idea to keep spamming Hydro Storm. If not for Maria's Big Damn Heroes moment, Belmont would have stayed in Dracula's mercy after finding himself on the bad end of Dracula's Unstoppable Rage, which resulted from all the spamming. The Super Smash Bros Brawl spin-off, A Day in Meta Knight's Life, has fun with this to deconstruct Character Tiers by having the Pikmin's Big Damn Heroes moment be a Double Subversion where they just increase Pit's intelligence increased by one rank, so Pit, no longer relying on his arrows (which besides being annoying can wreck any player without sufficient skill) at all, is at most a step above Too Dumb To Live when he is counteracting a (suddenly) Dangerously Genre Savvy Meta Knight's moves with ease.
  • The Interviewer guy of On the Set of 4th Edition normally is a Cosmic Plaything, getting killed by the creatures he interviews that don't get killed alongside him. But when drunk, all survival instincts flee him at high velocity as, to demonstrate a skill challenge, he decides to hit on The Lady of Pain, who he knows is capable of nullifying gods and flaying people with a glance, and he outright tries to intimidate her into giving him her number. Of all the times he's been killed in these shows, this was the one time he deserved it.
  • Parodied by The Angry Video Game Nerd in his A Nightmare on Elm Street video.

 AVGN: Front door, closet... front door, closet... closet.

 "It was ill-advised to begin with. But Johnny has a track record with this stuff."

  • Shrooms has Red; he believes the right way to drive ghosts from a haunted house is to insult their originality.
  • Crops up from time to time in Survival of the Fittest. One of the most notable examples was the very first death in v4. Danya tooks pains to tell the students that the collars were more sensitive this time, and not as prone to tampering. This does not stop Remi Pierce from attempting to slice off his collar with a knife the second he woke up on the island, with expected results.
  • Cracked blog once poked fun at Terminator, specifically how all these people were clearly either terminally dumb or seriously determined to self-terminate (sorry). That is --

  Cyberdine's tech support engineer: ...Again, my strength really lie in fixing computers, not in designing or managing needlessly nightmarish robots, but it just seems like a basic rule of computer-making that you should be able to turn it off at some point. I mean, my toaster has a plug in case something goes wrong, you know? And i haven't armed my toaster or given it access to my house's security system.

  • From the Dragonball Z Abridged Movie The World's Strongest: Doctors Wheelo and Kochin have just discovered that Gohan has an infinite supply of badassery and ki that only comes out when he is pissed.

 Wheelo: Kochin, did you feel the amount of energy that just came out of him?

Kochin: Yes, I did. And I have a great idea! Let's piss him off until he explodes!

  • The Demented Cartoon Movie: "I think you should steer. Do you want to crash?" "Uhhhhhhhh..."
  • Toad often makes mistakes that cost him and his friends their lives examples are consintration of constipation [1] when he doesn't drink enough water for the pills and inflates and at the end of the christmas episode [2] when he slathers gasoline on the christmas tree which causes the tree to ignite and explode.
  • J from Marble Hornets has made such brilliant decisions as, after being attacked when he visited an abandoned house, immediately deciding to return. Then announcing when he would do so to the internet at large. Totheark, who J thinks is the attacker, responds with a video that basically amounts to, "Yes, please come so we can eat you!" J still goes. At night.
    • And taken to new heights in Entry #40, wherein J gets tired of waiting for Alex, so he decides the best idea is to go for a walk in the creepy haunted woods. He had never been in the woods before, didn't know his way around, and, needless to say, didn't tell anyone where he was. On the plus side, he then did the most sensible thing anyone in the whole series has done so far: When Slender Man shows up to say hi, J just drops the camera and runs.
  • In a world where you can buy mutant powers for money, these two guys decide they want to be like Wolverine. Problem is they only have enough for either adamantium claws or healing factor...
  • February, the schience officer from Starship who goes down to an uncharted alien planet and scans the air for breathability... after taking off her helmet. It gets worse from there.
  • The Experts agree, the giant, razor clawed bioengineered crabs pose no threat.
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