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Nate: You couldn't find your own ass with both hands.
Sully: And a map!
~ Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan mocking Harry Flynn's stupidity.
Dennis, our lives are in your hands, and you have butterfingers?!
~ John Hammond, to Dennis Nedry.
You've got the mind of a gutter rat, Curly!
~ Jim Craig to Curly.

Dimwits are villains who rarely (if ever) use their heads. In other words, these villains are seen as dumb and simple-minded, and are very likely to foil their own plans or other villains' plans and can even cause them to ruin themselves; this is usually due to poor planning, stupidity, ineptitude, bumbling, or even slowness. Furthermore, some of these villains (such as Beavis and Butt-Head) can be viewed as being Chaotic Neutral, as they may not always be aware of their actions due to their stupidity. Many of these villains are also Incompetent because of their stupidity.

Not to be mistaken with characters who are Mentally Ill (such as Jason Voorhees), or those with genuine learning difficulties (such as the Great Child and Leatherface), as there is a major difference between the two categories. They are also the polar opposite of Masterminds, who are exceptionally intelligent and resourceful characters.

It is uncommon for a Pure Evil to actually be dimwitted; however, in some cases, their actions can prove to be too unpleasant, heinous and cruel that even they could get themselves harmed or worse (e.g. ChakaHydell, Wyald, Lord Djibril and Craster). As long as a villain's stupidity does not interfere with their moral agency and the said villain meets all criteria, they can still qualify. Pure Evils who fall in this category tend to be particularly sadistic, impulsive, merciless and bloodthirsty and very often require the assistance of more intelligent (or at least more collected) villains (e.g. Toplofty and O'Bloat and Alan Yates).

It is needed to note that demons or eldritch abominations that are completely mindless or have zero moral agency can also end up qualifying for this category as those types of villains are known to not use their heads in most cases, and are mindless or cannot comprehend what they do (Azathoth and No-Face who are prime examples of this).

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