2012-03-11 18:41 (UTC)
There are different levels of stupidity, which may work in context.
, where one person does something stupid that sets off a chain of events, that can be plausible simply because not everyone's on their A-game every single day. (It also works better in sitcoms--Hank Azaria coined the term when working on
Mad About You
--because they're less dependent on airtight plotting.)
Then there's the
, which requires
, or at least the main characters, to act stupidly. In this case, the UN security team, an organization that really exists and deals with exactly this sort of potential non-super-powered threat every single day, didn't think to double-check for a bomb at the public event of a group that had just had its HQ destroyed by a bomb. Right.
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