History BewareTheNiceOnes / LiveActionTV

4th Jan '17 5:54:03 AM ANTMuddle
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* ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'': As many a crook who's dared to cross him found out the painful way, this very much applies to Sheriff Andy Taylor.



** More consistent, yet less extreme, is Father Mulcahy. As expected of a sincere man of God, he strives to be compassionate, patient, and forgiving. Sometimes though, the right thing has to be done whether you like it or not, and if he can't convince you with wise words, a fist in your mouth makes an acceptable substitute. He feels pretty bad about it afterwards, but regardless.

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** More consistent, yet less extreme, is Father Francis Mulcahy. As expected of a sincere man of God, he strives to be compassionate, patient, and forgiving. Sometimes though, the right thing has to be done whether you like it or not, and if he can't convince you with wise words, a fist in your mouth makes an acceptable substitute. He feels pretty bad about it afterwards, but regardless.
1st Jan '17 9:25:08 PM eowynjedi
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* The title character of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' is a police captain with a truly astonishing level of patience who emphasizes using understanding, compassion, and above all ''perspective'' when dealing with the public. But there are several points throughout the series where {{Obstructive Bureaucrats}}, inability to press charges against criminals who are actually dangerous (rather than ordinary people who snap and calm down after he leaves them to think for a while), or the apparent futility of police work drive him over the edge and he unleashes a verbal explosion.
27th Dec '16 4:06:11 PM nombretomado
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** It should be remembered that all three of the older detectives were respected and successful detectives during the time period of shows like ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes''. That's right, they are basically Gene Hunt with an extra thirty years of experience to mellow them out. But the Gene Hunt is still there somewhere. Particularly chilling is when Jack shows just how much he can intimidate a younger criminal, pointing out that while he might not be able to directly hurt the criminal, he could [[spoiler:Let the criminal's name slip on the witness stand as helpful to the investigation. Which would lead to the criminal being killed or attacked in prison as a rat. What's even worse is that he says that he's done it before, and there is nothing to suggest that that's a bluff.]]

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** It should be remembered that all three of the older detectives were respected and successful detectives during the time period of shows like ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes''. That's right, they are basically Gene Hunt with an extra thirty years of experience to mellow them out. But the Gene Hunt is still there somewhere. Particularly chilling is when Jack shows just how much he can intimidate a younger criminal, pointing out that while he might not be able to directly hurt the criminal, he could [[spoiler:Let the criminal's name slip on the witness stand as helpful to the investigation. Which would lead to the criminal being killed or attacked in prison as a rat. What's even worse is that he says that he's done it before, and there is nothing to suggest that that's a bluff.]]
27th Dec '16 10:06:48 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Daenerys Targaeryn may seem like a young, helpless girl. But if you go after her husband or her child, she will burn you alive.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Daenerys Targaeryn may seem like a young, helpless girl. But if you go after her husband or her child, she will burn you alive.alive.
** Arya is sweet and nice at the beginning of the series, but learns to take vengeance dead seriously. When Jaqen offers to kill three people for her, she takes him up on his offer.
** At first glance, Varys is a effeminate sycophant, but the reality is very different.
** Although always gentle and now frail with age, Maester Aemon shows just a touch of the Targaryens' fiery temperament when he recalls the downfall of his family to Jon in Season 1.
** Subverted by Hodor, who is such a GentleGiant that even being baited with spears does not provoke him. He only uses violence when Bran hijacks his body and forces him to do it against his will.
15th Dec '16 12:22:42 AM Doug86
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* Leo of ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. He is a peaceful healer who often gives words of advice to the Charmed Ones. But people forget that he was a medic during WorldWarII and if anyone threatens Piper or his sons, he will kill.

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* Leo of ''Series/{{Charmed}}''. He is a peaceful healer who often gives words of advice to the Charmed Ones. But people forget that he was a medic during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and if anyone threatens Piper or his sons, he will kill.
18th Nov '16 2:56:17 PM MarsJenkar
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Vir Cotto is just about the sweetest, kindest and most {{Adorkable}} character in the series. However, when driven into action he can become a terrifying force. His acts of badassery include, but are in no way limited to: [[DidYouJustFlipOfCthulhu flipping off Cthulhu]], assassinating an insane Emperor, staring down a demon (it was a hologram, but he had no way of knowing that at the time), and demolishing a market stall belonging to a Drazi spy with one of Londo's duelling swords

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Vir Cotto is just about the sweetest, kindest and most {{Adorkable}} character in the series. However, when driven into action he can become a terrifying force. His acts of badassery include, but are in no way limited to: [[DidYouJustFlipOfCthulhu [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu flipping off Cthulhu]], assassinating an insane Emperor, staring down a demon (it was a hologram, but he had no way of knowing that at the time), and demolishing a market stall belonging to a Drazi spy with one of Londo's duelling swordsswords.
13th Oct '16 3:27:43 PM Divra
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Vir Cotto is just about the sweetest, kindest and most {{Adorkable}} character in the series. However, when driven into action he can become a terrifying force. His acts of badassery include, but are in no way limited to: [[DidYouJustFlipOfCthulhu flipping off Cthulhu]], assassinating an insane Emperor, staring down a demon (it was a hologram, but he had no way of knowing that at the time), and demolishing a market stall belonging to a Drazi spy with one of Londo's duelling swords
19th Jul '16 4:16:59 AM StarTropes
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' gives us Malcolm Reed, a ShrinkingViolet who CannotTalkToWomen romantically and is on good terms with his shipmates. He's also in charge of making things go boom, and he's more than happy to do so.
18th May '16 6:49:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheMiddleMan''. An old-fashioned, milk-drinking, seldom-swearing, well-dressed, earnest, polite, and naive gentleman who [[spoiler: tortured a mob leader for info in front of his own bar, while drinking a tall, frosty glass of milk.]]

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* ''TheMiddleMan''.''Series/TheMiddleman''. An old-fashioned, milk-drinking, seldom-swearing, well-dressed, earnest, polite, and naive gentleman who [[spoiler: tortured a mob leader for info in front of his own bar, while drinking a tall, frosty glass of milk.]]
9th May '16 11:18:15 PM erforce
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': A real-life example of the nice-guy character [[NiceCharacterMeanActor being nowhere near as genial in real life]], at least to creator Sherwood Schwartz and his son, Lloyd. Specifically speaking, Robert Reed, who played legendary model father Mike Brady. Mike Brady was a model father who was fair-minded and intensely loyal to his family, and out-of-character Reed was no different toward the child actors. While he was cordial with adult co-stars Florence Henderson and Ann B. Davis, Reed's working relationship was less than perfect. None of that compared to Reed's constant friction with the Schwartzes, a long line of directors and the writers, always over the scripts and the situations presented therein; the battles became a sense of he said-he said (Reed's claim the writers never had any realistic scripts and were more interested in inane slapstick, while the Schwartzes defended their work by saying their scripts were well-crafted and researched).

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': A real-life example of the nice-guy character [[NiceCharacterMeanActor being nowhere near as genial in real life]], at least to creator Sherwood Schwartz and his son, Lloyd. Specifically speaking, Robert Reed, who played legendary model father Mike Brady. Mike Brady was a model father who was fair-minded and intensely loyal to his family, and out-of-character Reed was no different toward the child actors. While he was cordial with adult co-stars Florence Henderson and Ann B. Davis, Reed's working relationship was less than perfect. None of that compared to Reed's constant friction with the Schwartzes, a long line of directors and the writers, always over the scripts and the situations presented therein; the battles became a sense of he said-he said (Reed's claim the writers never had any realistic scripts and were more interested in inane slapstick, while the Schwartzes defended their work by saying their scripts were well-crafted and researched).



* Just about everyone who encounters [[TheSarahConnorChronicles the Connors]] ends up thinking that [[RobotGirl Cameron]] is an odd but otherwise docile girl. And she stays that way, unless [[BerserkButton someone threatens the Connors.]] Then she shows them just why she is known as a {{Terminator}}.

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* Just about everyone who encounters [[TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles the Connors]] ends up thinking that [[RobotGirl Cameron]] is an odd but otherwise docile girl. And she stays that way, unless [[BerserkButton someone threatens the Connors.]] Then she shows them just why she is known as a {{Terminator}}.Terminator.
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