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28th Mar '18 9:58:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, Luke Skywalker's characterization varies pretty significantly DependingOnTheWriter. But his characterization in ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' is very much this. When he has any choice at all, he resolves things peacefully. He will forgive anything, if you try to make up for what you've done. He gives you a lot of ''chances'' to be reasonable, and will wholeheartedly regret the loss of life if you don't take them. After Luke lets himself get captured, he asks too many questions and a stormtrooper clubs him with a blaster rifle, telling him to be quiet. Luke says "Please don't hit me" and is smacked again while the stormtrooper says "Didn't you ''hear'' me?" Luke says he did, but didn't see any particular reason to obey. The stormtrooper tries to hit him a third time, and Luke catches the blaster rifle and shatters it. Another stormtrooper tries to shoot him; Luke catches the blaster bolts.

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* In the StarWarsExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', Luke Skywalker's characterization varies pretty significantly DependingOnTheWriter. But his characterization in ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' is very much this. When he has any choice at all, he resolves things peacefully. He will forgive anything, if you try to make up for what you've done. He gives you a lot of ''chances'' to be reasonable, and will wholeheartedly regret the loss of life if you don't take them. After Luke lets himself get captured, he asks too many questions and a stormtrooper clubs him with a blaster rifle, telling him to be quiet. Luke says "Please don't hit me" and is smacked again while the stormtrooper says "Didn't you ''hear'' me?" Luke says he did, but didn't see any particular reason to obey. The stormtrooper tries to hit him a third time, and Luke catches the blaster rifle and shatters it. Another stormtrooper tries to shoot him; Luke catches the blaster bolts.
12th Mar '18 1:04:51 PM MasterFuzzy
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*** To reinforce just how MamaBear Mrs Weasley can be, recall [[spoiler: fake Moody's speech to his Defence Against the Dark Arts class regarding Avada Kedavra. Specifically the part about how much rage is required to be able to cast it, and actually kill someone]].



*** And when Harry finds out how horribly the Carrows treated their students, and witnesses Amycus Carrow spit on a Professor that he cares about, he BatmanGrabsAGun and fires one [[AgonyBeam Cruciatus bullet]] at the offender.
** [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Neville]]. Just...[[TookALevelInBadass Neville]].
** [[EccentricMentor Dumbledore]] is about the nicest old professor you could hope to meet as well as being [[OldMaster the single most powerful wizard on Earth]].

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*** And when Harry finds out how horribly the Carrows treated their students, and witnesses Amycus Carrow spit on a Professor that he cares about, he BatmanGrabsAGun [[BatmanGrabsAGun and fires one a [[AgonyBeam Cruciatus bullet]] Cruciatus]] at the offender.
** [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Neville]]. Just...[[TookALevelInBadass Neville]].
Neville Longbottom]], who went from bumbling, {{Adorkable}} NiceGuy to leading a resistance out of Hogwarts, and a MemeticBadass to boot.
** [[EccentricMentor Dumbledore]] is about the nicest old professor you could hope to meet as well as being [[OldMaster the single most powerful wizard on Earth]].Earth]], not to mention a highly skilled MagnificentBastard.



** Mild-mannered, friendly [[CoolTeacher Professor]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Remus Lupin]]. At the climax of the third book when he and [[spoiler: Sirius]] confront [[spoiler: Peter with the evidence of his betrayal, Sirius asks him casually "Shall we kill him together?" and Remus simply answers "Yes, I think so."]]
** One does not simply make Ginny Weasley angry. If you do, [[OhCrap prepare to be on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes.]] If her brothers are to be believed, it isn't going to be a pretty outcome.

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** Mild-mannered, friendly [[CoolTeacher Professor]] [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Remus Lupin]]. At the climax of the third book when he and [[spoiler: Sirius]] confront [[spoiler: Peter with the evidence of his betrayal, Sirius asks him casually "Shall we kill him together?" and Remus simply answers "Yes, I think so."]]
"]] He's also notable for being the ''only Order member'' (except [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority Dumbledore]] to survive the Ministry battle in Book 5 intact.
** One does not simply make Ginny Weasley angry. If you do, [[OhCrap prepare to be on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes.]] If her brothers are to be believed, it isn't going to be a pretty outcome.



** Dobby, especially in the second and seventh books.

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** Dobby, especially in the second and seventh books.books, shows off his CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass and PintSizedPowerhouse nature.



** Harry Dresden is one of the premier examples of these in the series. He's a cheerfully irreverent geek who cares for his elderly landlady's lawn and has adopted every single stray animal in the series. He's also a deadly wizard, who over the course of the series rises in power from the top half of wizards to the top twenty to the top ten, meaning before considering any of his rolodex of mantles of power, he has the magical punch to go toe to toe with the most ancient, wise, powerful mortals on earth. He does have a notable, if diminishing, lack of subtlety, but when someone is bringing a comet of fire down at you, you're not really concerned about how subtle it was. Tamper with Chicago, mess with the defenseless, threaten his friends, and he [[LetsGetDangerous goes from one mode to another]] in a heartbeat. Murphy describes him as a frightening "primeval force of nature", and she's the one ''watching his back''. By the end of {{Literature/Changes}}, Harry has a killcount up among even the most savage tyrants of human history. By his own hand. The reason: [[spoiler:Red Court vampires kidnapped his child, which he only just found out he even had. Doing what he had to do to save his girl resulted in the death of the entire Court. A major power in the supernatural world was destroyed that night]].

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** Harry Dresden is one of the premier examples of these in the series. He's a cheerfully irreverent geek who cares for his elderly landlady's lawn lawn, has ChronicHeroSyndrome up the wazoo, and has adopted every single stray animal in the series. He's also a deadly wizard, who over the course of the series rises in power from the top half of wizards to the top twenty to the top ten, twenty, meaning before considering any of his rolodex of mantles of power, he has the magical punch to go toe to toe with the most ancient, wise, powerful mortals on earth. He does have a notable, if diminishing, lack of subtlety, but when someone is bringing a comet of fire down at you, you're not really concerned about how subtle it was. Tamper with Chicago, mess with the defenseless, threaten his friends, and he [[LetsGetDangerous goes from one mode to another]] in a heartbeat. Murphy describes him as a frightening "primeval force of nature", and she's the one ''watching his back''. By the end of {{Literature/Changes}}, Harry has a killcount up among even the most savage tyrants of human history. By his own hand. The reason: [[spoiler:Red Court vampires kidnapped his child, which he only just found out he even had. Doing what he had to do to save his girl resulted in the death of the entire Court. A major power in the supernatural world was destroyed that night]].
25th Feb '18 11:06:35 AM ArchTeryx
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* ''Literature/GriffinRanger'' has a couple of griffins that fit this to a T.
** Aera White-Shoulders, daughter of the main character Harrell, is a monstrously big griffin even as a teenager but is really very nice, adopting a young griffin imprisoned with her, Voll Golden-Nape, as a foster child. Threaten Voll, however...and suddenly you have a seven foot tall griffin turn into TheBerserker right in your face.
** Altera Blue, the blind and crippled griffin, also a captive. He makes Aera look like a jerk, fiercely loyal to his friends and hanz servant, Kinnee. The moment he finds out about Kinnee's survival, he goes from a DeathSeeker to TheDeterminator in five seconds flat. And during a WoundedGazelleGambit, he attacks a human lab tech, quite efficiently shreds their clothing, and leaves them some wounds to remember him by. (Not to mention that he gets what they really are after - an RFID badge that can open their cage locks).
5th Feb '18 3:28:44 PM Discar
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* Damien of ''Literature/StarshipsMage'' is typically quiet, polite and genuinely concerned about making sure that everyone is treated equitably when he acts as a troubleshooter for the [[TheKingdom Mage-King]]. But if you go too far, he won't hesitate to take you down.

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* Damien of ''Literature/StarshipsMage'' is typically quiet, polite and genuinely concerned about making sure that everyone is treated equitably when he acts as a troubleshooter for the [[TheKingdom [[TheGoodKingdom Mage-King]]. But if you go too far, he won't hesitate to take you down.
29th Jan '18 1:35:19 PM Andygal
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** Adolin, Dalinar's son is a cheerful sort, who comes off as somewhat foppish. However he is also a skilled duelist and warrior who characters an [[AbsurdlySharpBlade absurdly sharp]] SoulCuttingBlade and has a strong HotBlooded streak especially when his family is threatened or insulted. [[spoiler: Sadeas ends up on the wrong side of his temper when there was nobody there to restrain him, and ends up with a knife through the eye.]]

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** Adolin, Dalinar's son is a cheerful sort, who comes off as somewhat foppish. However he is also a skilled duelist and warrior who characters carries an [[AbsurdlySharpBlade absurdly sharp]] SoulCuttingBlade and has a strong HotBlooded streak especially when his family is threatened or insulted. [[spoiler: Sadeas ends up on the wrong side of his temper when there was nobody there to restrain him, and ends up with a knife through the eye.]]
29th Jan '18 1:33:49 PM Andygal
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** Adolin, Dalinar's son is a cheerful sort, who comes off as somewhat foppish. However he is also a skilled duelist and warrior who characters an [[AbsurdlySharpBlade absurdly sharp]] SoulCuttingBlade and has a strong HotBlooded streak especially when his family is threatened or insulted. [[spoiler: Sadeas ends up on the wrong side of his temper when there was nobody there to restrain him, and ends up with a knife through the eye.]]
29th Jan '18 8:59:44 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Harry Dresden is one of the premier examples of these in the series. He's a cheerfully irreverent geek who cares for his elderly landlady's lawn and has adopted every single stray animal in the series. He's also a deadly wizard, who over the course of the series rises in power from the top half of wizards to the top twenty to the top ten, meaning before considering any of his rolodex of mantles of power, he has the magical punch to go toe to toe with the most ancient, wise, powerful mortals on earth. He does have a notable, if diminishing, lack of subtlety, but when someone is bringing a comet of fire down at you, you're not really concerned about how subtle it was. Tamper with Chicago, mess with the defenseless, threaten his friends, and he [[LetsGetDangerous goes from one mode to another]] in a heartbeat. Murphy describes him as a frightening "primeval force of nature", and she's the one ''watching his back''. By the end of {{Literature/Changes}}, Harry has a killcount up among even the most savage tyrants of human history. By his own hand. The reason: [[spoiler:Red Court vampires kidnapped his child, which he only just found out he even had. Doing what he had to do to save his girl resulted in the death of practically the entire Court. A major power in the supernatural world was destroyed that night]].

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** Harry Dresden is one of the premier examples of these in the series. He's a cheerfully irreverent geek who cares for his elderly landlady's lawn and has adopted every single stray animal in the series. He's also a deadly wizard, who over the course of the series rises in power from the top half of wizards to the top twenty to the top ten, meaning before considering any of his rolodex of mantles of power, he has the magical punch to go toe to toe with the most ancient, wise, powerful mortals on earth. He does have a notable, if diminishing, lack of subtlety, but when someone is bringing a comet of fire down at you, you're not really concerned about how subtle it was. Tamper with Chicago, mess with the defenseless, threaten his friends, and he [[LetsGetDangerous goes from one mode to another]] in a heartbeat. Murphy describes him as a frightening "primeval force of nature", and she's the one ''watching his back''. By the end of {{Literature/Changes}}, Harry has a killcount up among even the most savage tyrants of human history. By his own hand. The reason: [[spoiler:Red Court vampires kidnapped his child, which he only just found out he even had. Doing what he had to do to save his girl resulted in the death of practically the entire Court. A major power in the supernatural world was destroyed that night]].



** Mouse. Harry's BigFriendlyDog... who is actually an immensely powerful guardian spirit, who plays up the goofy adorableness so people will like him and give him scritches and treats (Mouse may be a magic dog, but he is a dog first and foremost). Mouse has, over the course of the series, shouted down high-ranking [[TheFairFolk Fae]] (who seem to be far more afraid of him than his nominal owner), barked loud enough to frighten wraiths, dispelled sleep enchantments on entire apartment blocks and shrugged off bullet wounds and being hit full force by a speeding van. In fact, the power of Mouse's "lovable fuzzbucket"-persona is such that even die-hard fans of the series tend to forget that Mouse has outright ''killed'' two major-league villains ''on-page''.

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** Mouse. Harry's BigFriendlyDog... who is actually an immensely powerful guardian spirit, who plays up the goofy adorableness so people will like him and give him scritches and treats (Mouse may be a magic dog, but he is a dog first and foremost). Mouse has, over the course of the series, shouted down high-ranking [[TheFairFolk Fae]] (who seem to be far more afraid of him than his nominal owner), barked loud enough to frighten wraiths, dispelled sleep enchantments on entire apartment blocks and shrugged off bullet wounds and being hit full force by a speeding van. In fact, the power of Mouse's "lovable fuzzbucket"-persona is such that even die-hard fans of the series tend to forget that Mouse has outright ''killed'' two major-league villains ''on-page''. He can also make a literal FallenAngel freak out.




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* Horace of ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' is a BigEater, and as nice and kind of a person as you could ever hope to meet, both a literal and metaphorical KnightInShiningArmor who fully believes in the dictates of chivalry. He's also a MasterSwordsman with few peers and [[GoodIsNotSoft if you hurt his friends, he will have no mercy]].
17th Dec '17 4:44:48 AM Mullane
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** Behold Waldo Butters, geeky, cowardly NonActionGuy. Spends most of ''Dead Beat'' panicking and needing to be rescued. But when he's on the ropes, he [[spoiler:tackles Quintus Cassius and attacks him with his ''teeth'' to save Harry]].

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** Behold Waldo Butters, geeky, cowardly NonActionGuy. Spends most of ''Dead Beat'' panicking and needing to be rescued. But when he's on the ropes, he [[spoiler:tackles Quintus Cassius and attacks him with his ''teeth'' to save Harry]].Harry. He later becomes one of the [[TookALevelInBadass aforementioned Knights]].]]



** Mouse. Harry's BigFriendlyDog... who is actually an immensely powerful guardian spirit, who plays up the goofy adorableness so people will like him and give him scritches and treats (Mouse may be a magic dog, but he is a dog first and foremost). Mouse has, over the course of the series, shouted down high-ranking [[TheFairFolk Fae]] (who seem to be far more afraid of him than his nominal owner), barked loud enough to frighten wraiths, dispelled sleep enchantments on entire apartment blocks and shrugged off bullet wounds and being his full force by a speeding van. In fact, the power of Mouse's "lovable fuzzbucket"-persona is such that even die-hard fans of the series tend to forget that Mouse has outright ''killed'' two major-league villains ''on-page''.

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** Mouse. Harry's BigFriendlyDog... who is actually an immensely powerful guardian spirit, who plays up the goofy adorableness so people will like him and give him scritches and treats (Mouse may be a magic dog, but he is a dog first and foremost). Mouse has, over the course of the series, shouted down high-ranking [[TheFairFolk Fae]] (who seem to be far more afraid of him than his nominal owner), barked loud enough to frighten wraiths, dispelled sleep enchantments on entire apartment blocks and shrugged off bullet wounds and being his hit full force by a speeding van. In fact, the power of Mouse's "lovable fuzzbucket"-persona is such that even die-hard fans of the series tend to forget that Mouse has outright ''killed'' two major-league villains ''on-page''.
21st Nov '17 7:10:34 AM Shadowgazer
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%%*** To reinforce just how MamaBear Mrs Weasley can be, recall [[spoiler: fake Moody's speech to his Defence Against the Dark Arts class regarding Avada Kedavra. Specifically the part about how much rage is required to be able to cast it, and actually kill someone]].

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%%*** *** To reinforce just how MamaBear Mrs Weasley can be, recall [[spoiler: fake Moody's speech to his Defence Against the Dark Arts class regarding Avada Kedavra. Specifically the part about how much rage is required to be able to cast it, and actually kill someone]].
21st Nov '17 7:08:57 AM Shadowgazer
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]'', shortly after [[spoiler: [[TearJerker the death of Mrs Weasley's son Fred]],]] [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] [[TooDumbToLive makes the mistake]] of [[BerserkButton threatening Molly's daughter, Ginny.]] Cue one hell of a MamaBear CrowningMomentOfAwesome

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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The Deathly Hallows]]'', shortly after [[spoiler: [[TearJerker the death of Mrs Weasley's son Fred]],]] [[TheDragon Bellatrix Lestrange]] [[TooDumbToLive makes the mistake]] mistake of [[BerserkButton threatening Molly's daughter, Ginny.]] Cue one hell of a MamaBear CrowningMomentOfAwesome



** [[spoiler:She then proceeds to [[BeamSpam spam]] one spell: [[StunGun Stupefy.]] The kicker here? Stupefy's a spell meant only to stop, but Molly was ''so'' pissed off that when she eventually hit Bellatrix with one, it ''stunned her heart and killed her.'']]
*** To reinforce just how MamaBear Mrs Weasley can be, recall [[spoiler: fake Moody's speech to his Defence Against the Dark Arts class regarding Avada Kedavra. Specifically the part about how much rage is required to be able to cast it, and actually kill someone]].

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** [[spoiler:She then proceeds to [[BeamSpam spam]] one spell: [[StunGun Stupefy.]] The kicker here? Stupefy's a spell meant only to stop, but Molly was ''so'' pissed off that when she eventually hit Bellatrix with one, it ''stunned her heart and killed her.'']]
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%%*** To reinforce just how MamaBear Mrs Weasley can be, recall [[spoiler: fake Moody's speech to his Defence Against the Dark Arts class regarding Avada Kedavra. Specifically the part about how much rage is required to be able to cast it, and actually kill someone]].
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