I am watching (kinda) Pepper Potts defend 2 powerless engineers from SandMan and Electro. While she keeps discharging blasts from her Chest RT, she is ultimately doing little to stop them.
When suddenly, one of the engineers, my new freaking favorite character, does the smartest thing I have ever seen a background-ish character do. He taunts Electro into firing a bolt at him where he is huddled against the wall.
At the last second, this guy lunges out of the way, revealing an electrical socket on the wall behind him. Now I looked back, and twice this electrical socket was featured in the background of this "set", but like most readers, I completely ignored it as generic background detail.
Well anyways, the bolt connects with the socket and fries Electro, in the next issue, the lights have gone out and the 2 villains are gone. The one engineer is tending to the injured one and tells Pepper 2 things as she moves to chase the bad guys.
1. "Sand conducts electricity."
2. "TELL THEM NOT TO @#&!$# WITH ENGINEERS!"
This is my new favorite clever moment in media. A time when a character did something clever and incredible that could be done by any average Joe with an above average brain.
Whats your favorite clever moment?