I already posted on another Trope you hate thread about Idiot ball so here's examples of the trope being used in other shows:>Steven Universe
One of the most prominent examples was the have to Gems have to chase Peridot yet don't use any of their powers such as rocket punches, transforming into a bird or shooting energy blasts. >Ladybug & Cat Noir
Main villain wants the Miraculouses from the teenage protagonists.
He knows their identity yet doesn't think of stealing the Miraculouses when they're asleep. They're not like Thor's Hammer where the weapon power is locked with the user and magic weapon can fly to the user if it gets lost.
Not to mention he has one of the most busted magics in the entire series and doesn't properly abuse it (Can mind control people and give them powers with no limit. These powers can reach all the way up to time travel. Yet only does 1 per episode and doesn't think to make 100 of them to kill the heroes).>Ben 10
This entire franchise is build on idiot ball. OP aliens yet doesn't use them. The Omnitrix can fucking work even when it doesn't have any battery.>Star vs forces of evil
Can literally stop fucking time with her wand but DOESN'T FUCKING USE IT WHEN HER BEST FRIEND IS ABOUT TO DIE.
Needs to be sneaky otherwise she could die (Her wand was out of magic at that point) yet acts like a chihuahua >Pokémon B&W
Ash. Everything he does is retarded>Persona 3 (I know this is a fucking game but it's so annoying I have to talk about it)
SEES has 7 members and finally meet the villains (STREGA) who only have 3 members.
STREGA reveals themselves to SEES and brags about being free and killing people (At the confrantation they only have 2)
Instead of immediatly summong their Personas they let STREGA monologue and then STREGA closes a metal door right in front of their face to 'trap them'.https://youtu.be/Hk_J0SDklhg?t=636
This is so stupid I had to pause because I couldn't believe something so fucking retarded just happened.