Headscratchers

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  • In general, any time an inanimate object does something that a sentient tribute would normally do. That's guaranteed to get a lot of people scratching their heads.

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  • Specific moments of inanimate objects doing the improbable:
    • In Season 23, the [VideoGame/SuperPaperMario Dark Prognosticus] somehow [WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing wins without killing anyone], despite being a spellbook.
    • In Season 83, [Franchise/CthulhuMythos Hastur] haggles with a blade of grass during the Feast. ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.
    • In Season 85, VY Canis Majoris [ADateWithRosiePalms pleasures itself], despite being a star.
    • In Season 182, [Videogame/TonyHawksUnderground the Hand] decides to [ADateWithRosiePalms pleasure itself] despite being... Well, a hand.
    • In Season 213, a pile of literal scrap somehow builds a mansion.
  • In Season 18, WesternAnimation/Thomas the|TankEngine [MemeticMutation Dank] [WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Engine] gets stung by tracker jackers and dies from their toxins, despite being a train.
    • Earlier, he picked fruits from a tree, despite having no limbs with which to do so.
  • In Season 52, [VideoGame/TeamFortress2 the Sandvich] is Mind Raped and DrivenToSuicide by Phantoms [WesternAnimation/InsideOut Sadness and Anger] despite being, well, a sandwich.
  • Season 53 gives us [Franchise/Pokemon Charizard] failing to light a fire at some point even though he's a Fire-type, not to mention that his tail's always on fire.
  • In Season 60, [Franchise/Pokemon Crobat] somehow disembowels [VideoGame/Undertale Sans] with a machete, despite the former not having any proper hands to hold the weapon and the latter being a skeleton and having no organs to speak of. Even if Tropers/TroperNo9001, the host of the season, interpreted the event as Crobat using Cross Poison on Sans, it's still baffling in hindsight.
  • In Season 63, [WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Dory], despite being a fish with short-term memory loss, somehow manages to fatally stab VideoGame/Doomguy with an icicle during a blizzard and bash [WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy the Chameleon's] head in with a baseball bat.
    • And in Season 74, she also manages to drill holes into WebVideo/SolarSands and butcher [Anime/ToumeiShounenTanteiAkira Z-Group Knifeman]. Makes you wonder where she learned how to use those weapons.
  • Season 68 gives us [Franchise/Naruto Kakashi Hatake] somehow failing to climb a tree and plummeting to his death, despite the fact that he's a fully-fledged ninja who should have no problems when it comes to tree-climbing.
  • In Season 76, [WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Young Toph Beifong] cries while holding a photo of her friends and family despite being blind.
  • In Season 90, [Literature/HarryPotter Hedwig] manages to somehow gag [ComicBook/SuicideSquad El Diablo] and tie him to a rock before leaving him to die. What's more, the latter [ForgotAboutHisPowers doesn't think to just burn through the gag and rope with his fire powers.]
  • Season 114 sees the infamously [TheVoiceless silent] [Franchise/Halloween Michael Myers] not only do a Chinese cowboy impression, but one that [Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger], [EvenEvilHasStandards of all people, found stomach ulcer-rupturingly offensive.]
  • Season 122 gives us ComicBook/Deadpool dying from an infection despite his HealingFactor.
  • In Season 162, [Franchise/Pokemon Heracross] becomes a Pokémon... despite already being one.
  • Season 174 gives us [WesternAnimation/FindingNemo Marlin and Nemo], who followed their friend Dory's footsteps ([HumorMode not that the three of them have feet anyway]) at [ImprobableWeaponUser improbable weapon usage] more than once. Such as destroying a guitar (albeit a particularly murderous one) and [VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Evil Cynder] using a rocket launcher. In the Feast, they managed to bash [VideoGame/NightInTheWoods Bea's] head against a rock until she died. Earlier, they also taped knives to their eyes and stabbed [Manga/MadeInAbyss Mitty] to death.
    • There's also the time when the two look into their reflections in a body of water, despite the fact that they are clownfish, which means they live in water. Finding Nemo tributes [SarcasmMode really love to screw our minds here, don't they?]
    • There's also that guitar they destroyed. HOW could it even garner 8 whopping kills?!
  • In Season 180, [Film/Rubber Robert the Killing Tyre] manages to kidnap [Literature/TheHungerGames President Snow], which begs the question: How the hell do you get kidnapped by a friggin' tyre!?!
  • In the canon Season 181, a [VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline Grass Assassin] finds and holds sniper rifle, despite being a giant mantis and having no hands to hold it.
  • In Season 182, Creator/GeorgeRRMartin [TheWorfEffect kills] [VideoGame/KingdomHearts02BirthBySleepAFragmentaryPassage the Demon Tide] by stabbing it in its "throat", despite the fact that it is composed of hundreds of Shadow Heartless. This one, however, can possibly be Hand Waved if one remembers that the Demon Tide has a core, which may be the thing Martin stabbed.
  • In Season 203, [Literature/HarryPotter Lily Potter] manages to destroy [Literature/TheHungerGames the arena forcefield]. One has to wonder why exactly the remaining tributes didn't take this opportunity to escape.
  • During Season 232's Bloodbath, UsefulNotes/StephenHawking, a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, somehow manages to push [Film/Solo Dryden Vos], a ruthless crime lord who's skilled with a blade, off a cliff [DeathByIrony during a knife fight.]

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  • In the pilot season, Advertising/SegataSanshiro somehow manages to find a previous season's tribute's corpse. While Tropers/IchigoMontoya speculated that Segata probably found the buried remains of [VideoGame/Smite Ares] from the Original Generation's GrandFinale, it still [VoodooShark doesn't explain how the remains managed to transcend continuities.]
  • In Season 6, [Franchise/Metroid Zebes], a planet, somehow manages to disguise itself as other tributes twice: once as the [TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 the Swarmlord] via [Literature/HarryPotter Polyjuice Potion], and once as [WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers Mepps] in order to kill [Franchise/AceAttorney Miles Edgeworth.]
  • Season 8 not only had the tributes not taking their chance to escape once the [Literature/TheHungerGames Arena Forcefield] burned up in lava, it also had [MemeticMutation This Ain't It]![Franchise/Naruto Kakashi] somehow launching [VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu] into it by feeding him extremely delicious [TrademarkFavoriteFood karinto.] [EpilepticTrees Either the Peacekeepers rebuilt it, or Fuyuhiko was launched straight into space, never to be seen again.]

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