“So the next time you think of Goofy as just a chuckling moron who goes (imitates iconic Goofy laugh), well remember this! (Goofy: Well take this! *brutally clubs a weasel senseless with a bat*) Yeah!!! Goofy's extreme!!”
― Nostalgia Critic, during his analysis of Goofy's more adult-oriented shorts as seen in "Is Goofy Secretly Badass?"; which describes this trope in a nutshell since Goofy was shown to be depicted as violent, angry, abusive, and more of a comedic psychopath in the "Walt Disney Treasures - The Complete Goofy" series of 46 shorts.
Beware the Silly Ones is a trope, alongside Crouching Moron Hidden Badass (a trope that can overlap), where a character that seems to be comical and harmless in any story, but are shown to be highly capable of committing and causing dangerous actions despite outward appearances. When they get pushed to the limit of what they can take or showcase how badass they can be despite how goofy they may seem, the results will... not be pretty for those that completely underestimated them.
These range from vast characters, no matter how wacky, eccentric and/or unpredictable. From jokesters, to oddballs, to manchildren and womanchildren, to bumbling amateurs of any type, to the "laughing-stock" of schlemiels, and at worst, the most dimwitted of people.
The silver lining on their humorous personalities is that this category proves that even goofballs, incompetent characters or the silliest of people, can have the most impressive and incredible traits and skills that make them very badass and formidable, even more than how their behavior makes you think of them. This becomes most prominent when these moments have the characters taken seriously outside their comedic presence, given the situation that follows.
This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
Pages in category "Beware the silly ones"
The following 115 pages are in this category, out of 115 total.
- Bad Piggies
- Beast Boy (Teen Titans)
- Beavis and Butt-head
- Big City Bee (Tasty Planet Forever)
- Billy (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, seasons 1-4)
- Bob Bobowski (SMG4)
- Bonkers D. Bobcat (Lucky Episodes & Raw Toonage counterpart)
- Bowser Junior (SuperMarioLogan, pre-late-2019)
- Brooklyn T. Guy (SuperMarioLogan/SML)
- Bugs Bunny
- Scoobo (SuperSonicJoseph)
- Scotsman (Samurai Jack)
- Scratch and Grounder (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Shaggy Rogers
- Shaw (Open Season)
- Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
- Shrek (SuperMarioLogan)
- Homer Simpson (seasons 1-11a, 31-present)
- Sonic T. Junior (SuperSonicJoseph)
- Sougo Tokiwa (Kamen Rider Zi-O)
- SpongeBob SquarePants (seasons 1-6a, 8-present)
- Stanley Ipkiss
- Steve Urkel (Family Matters)
- Sylvester the Cat