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12th Apr '18 12:13:46 PM MasterFuzzy
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*** The Daleks, a race of aliens genetically engineered to be noting but pure hatred, completely devoid of mercy, pity, or remorse, serve as one of The Doctor's series long arch nemeses. There are billions of them and only one of him, and while they may not exactly fear him as such (since they're incapable of it), they certainly have a healthy respect for just how dangerous he is to them. They refer to The Doctor as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast The Oncoming Storm]]" and "[[AlwaysABiggerFish The Predator of the Daleks]]".

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*** The Daleks, a race of aliens genetically engineered to be noting but pure hatred, completely devoid of mercy, pity, or remorse, serve as one of The Doctor's series long arch nemeses. There are billions of them and only one of him, and while they may not exactly fear him as such (since they're incapable of it), they certainly have a healthy respect for just how dangerous he is to them. They refer to The the Doctor as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromVeryFast The Oncoming Storm]]" and "[[AlwaysABiggerFish The Predator of the Daleks]]".



** River Song plays with this trope. Every time we see her on camera she's very "Hello, Sweetie!" and [[LovesSecrecy playfully teasing the Doctor in an "I know something you don't know" kind of way]]. However, it's clear that at some point in her past, she's done something very bad, so much that when a Dalek (essentially pure evil in a metal canister) assumes, as a companion, she'll be compassionate and merciful, she simply states, "I'm River Song. Check your records again." It then proceeds to ''beg for mercy.''

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** River Song plays with this trope. Every time we see her on camera she's very "Hello, Sweetie!" and [[LovesSecrecy playfully teasing the Doctor in an "I know something you don't know" kind of way]]. However, it's clear that at some point in her past, she's done something very bad, so much that when a Dalek (essentially pure evil in a metal canister) assumes, as a companion, she'll be compassionate and merciful, she simply states, "I'm River Song. Check your records again." It then proceeds to ''beg for mercy.''



*** A friendly reminder: Rory is, after [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang spending just a little under 2000 years guarding the Pandorica]] at the time twice the age of... the ''Doctor'' (however the Doctor later passed Rory, being 2100 years old by the time of the Twelfth Doctor). And even though they pushed the Big Damn ResetButton, ''he remembers everything''. Apparently it's not all sunshine and flowers.
** Rory kept wearing his Eye-drive long after it activated just so he could fight the Silence effectively and protect Amy, who doesn't even know who he is.

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*** A friendly reminder: Rory is, after has [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang spending spent just a little under 2000 years guarding the Pandorica]] at the time twice the age of... the ''Doctor'' (however the Doctor later passed Rory, being 2100 years old by the time of the Twelfth Doctor).Pandorica]]. And even though they pushed the Big Damn ResetButton, ''he remembers everything''. Apparently it's not all sunshine and flowers.
** Rory kept wearing his Eye-drive long after it activated just so he could fight the Silence effectively and protect Amy, who doesn't (due to a TimeyWimeyBall) didn't even know who he is.was.


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*** Don't think it doesn't go back to the earliest days: The First Doctor was, after a bit of CharacterDevelopment, the most affable gentleman you could hope to meet. But as stories such as "The Sensorites" and "Dalek Invasion of Earth" show, when he draws a line, only a very great fool would dare to push him.


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** Her husband is, literally, PrinceCharming. He's also a PapaWolf, and one of the very few things that can get him angry is some idiot pressing his RelativeButton, assuming that "nice" equals "weak." [[GoodIsNotDumb It doesn't]]. It really, ''really'' doesn't.
7th Apr '18 12:04:45 PM gb00393
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** At first glance, Varys is a effeminate sycophant, but the reality is very different.

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** At first glance, Varys is a effeminate effeminate, benevolent sycophant, but the reality is very different.different. It takes serious balls (so to speak) for Varys to pull off his manipulations the way he does. He traps the sorcerer who castrated him as a child in a box after stitching up his mouth, and even straight-up disagrees with Joffrey. It may sound like a small thing, but Pycelle would never have the guts, nor Littlefinger the moral standards, to do such a thing.
5th Apr '18 10:42:36 AM gb00393
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** When Barristan Selmy hands in his resignation and rages that he ''"shall die a knight"'', throwing aside his cloak and armour, Littlefinger sneeringly quips Selmy will be ''"a naked knight, apparently"'', prompting snide laughter from the rest of the court...which abruptly ends the second Selmy rips his sword from its scabbard and threatens to take on the rest of the Kingsguard singlehandedly, reminding everyone that it's not a good idea to make fun of a man who's considered the greatest fighter in recent history and now has nothing left to lose. Littlefinger's expression in particular screams an indication that it might have been better to keep his mouth shut.
29th Mar '18 8:59:33 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'': Detective Henry Goldblume of Hill Street Precinct. NiceGuy and ByTheBookCop almost to a fault, pretty much the most idealistic and principled officer in the department to the point where he comes off as [[WideEyedIdealist downright naive]] and never loses his idealism even after seven seasons of CharacterDevelopment... Which make the handful of times he gets angry enough to [[PerpSweating get heavy-handed with a suspect in Interrogation]] or [[CowboyCop threaten to bend the law to make sure someone doesn't get away with something]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness all the more genuinely startling]] and very effective for it.

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* ''Series/HillStreetBlues'': Detective Henry Goldblume of Hill Street Precinct. NiceGuy and ByTheBookCop almost to a fault, pretty much the most idealistic and principled officer in the department to the point where he comes off as [[WideEyedIdealist downright naive]] and never loses his idealism even after seven seasons of CharacterDevelopment... Which make the handful of times he gets angry enough to [[PerpSweating get heavy-handed with a suspect in Interrogation]] or [[CowboyCop threaten to bend the law to make sure someone doesn't get away with something]] [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness all the more genuinely startling]] and very effective for it.
* The titular character of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' is generally a pretty nice and {{Adorkable}} guy and AllLovingHero who likes goofing off with his friends and family...but he is also one of the most dangerous and powerful people on his entire world, and if you press his RelativeButton, you ''will'' regret
it.
20th Mar '18 4:45:04 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'': A third season, titled "That's Our Dad," could well have been inspired by Robert Reed's off-screen self. Said episode features Ned Beatty as Bill Cassidy, who plays a model father on-screen but is an insufferable jerk off-camera. Two kids who live in a foster home are ardent fans of "That's Our Dad" and want to be adopted (for real) by the actor, unaware that Cassidy's "adoption of two kids" at the end of each episode is a promotional trick. After the two foster kids learn the cruel truth about Cassidy, Jonathan helps set Cassidy straight and tells him he needs to live to his expectations.

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* ''Series/HighwayToHeaven'': A third season, titled "That's Our Dad," could well have been inspired by Robert Reed's off-screen self. Said episode features Ned Beatty Creator/NedBeatty as Bill Cassidy, who plays a model father on-screen but is an insufferable jerk off-camera. Two kids who live in a foster home are ardent fans of "That's Our Dad" and want to be adopted (for real) by the actor, unaware that Cassidy's "adoption of two kids" at the end of each episode is a promotional trick. After the two foster kids learn the cruel truth about Cassidy, Jonathan helps set Cassidy straight and tells him he needs to live to his expectations.
15th Mar '18 5:25:18 AM gb00393
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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.

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** Daenerys Targaeryn may seem like a young, helpless girl. But if girl and is one of the kinder people on the show, displaying particular compassion for the weak and helpless. Once you've crossed her though, there is no coming back. And you should probably get ready to die in some horrific fashion.
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you go after her husband or her child, she will burn you alive.alive. After Mirri Maz Duur successfully manages to kill her husband and son, Daenerys has her tied to Khal Drogo's funeral pyre. Mirri Maz Duur claims that she won't scream for Daenerys. She is so wrong. Daenerys has taken Mirri's earlier statement that "only death can pay for life" to heart, and is using Mirri's death to serve a cause greater than just revenge.
*** After Pyat Pree tries to imprison her along with her dragons in the House of the Undying, she has them ''flambé him alive'', then proceeds to seal Xaro and Doreah in his own empty treasure vault for betraying her.
*** Kraznys mo Nakloz repeatedly insults her while hiding behind what he thinks is the language barrier and is an amoral slaver on top of that. So she has him immolated on the spot during the battle of Astapor. And there was much rejoicing.
*** As of the sacking of Astapor, Dany has killed more named characters than any ''two'' other people on the show.
*** She rewards the same number of Good Masters in Meereen with the same agonizingly slow death that they gave one hundred and sixty three slave children. By nailing them to posts to die of dehydration and exposure. Yikes.
*** She has both a freedmen and a master executed; for defying her in the former and merely being suspect in founding the Harpy's Sons in the latter! Said master was later found out to be innocent of that particular crime and Dany has him seared to a crisp by Rhaegal before he and his brother rip the poor bastard in two!
*** When standing in judgement before all the gathered Dothraki khals, the warlords all decide to make her wish she was never born. Dany doesn't think much of this and annihilates them in an inferno which she, the little arsonist, starts personally... with her standing resolute at ground zero.
3rd Feb '18 4:47:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the British detective series ''NewTricks'', Jack Halford is a quiet, softly-spoken and wise old cop who acts as a mentor to the rest of the team... who possesses, if sufficiently roused, a fierce and at times even violent temper. [[BerserkButton Do]] ''[[BerserkButton not]]'' [[BerserkButton taunt him about his dead wife, either.]]

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* In the British detective series ''NewTricks'', ''Series/NewTricks'', Jack Halford is a quiet, softly-spoken and wise old cop who acts as a mentor to the rest of the team... who possesses, if sufficiently roused, a fierce and at times even violent temper. [[BerserkButton Do]] ''[[BerserkButton not]]'' [[BerserkButton taunt him about his dead wife, either.]]
13th Jan '18 11:26:46 PM ShorinBJ
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* [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]] feels this way about humans, and by proxy the Federation itself. Sure, as a whole the human race is a pretty decent bunch, but that's only during peace time. Push them too hard and you'll have some of the nastiest hitters in the galaxy. Specifically, the Federation may be all about peaceful coexistence and exploration, but remember that they "explore" with heavily-armed vessels that can stand toe-to-toe with the dedicated warships of their contemporaries, and have a super secret organization that will commit genocide on their behalf if they screw with them too hard (though just how canon it's existence is, is still up for debate). When they build actual warships, it's their ''[[PintsizedPowerhouse Escort Vessels]]'' that can slug it out with the dedicated warships of their contemporaries.

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* [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Quark]] feels this way about humans, and by proxy the Federation itself. Sure, as a whole the human race is a pretty decent bunch, but that's only during peace time. Push them too hard and you'll have some of the nastiest hitters in the galaxy. Specifically, the Federation may be all about peaceful coexistence and exploration, but remember that they "explore" with heavily-armed vessels that can stand toe-to-toe with the dedicated warships of their contemporaries, and have a super secret organization that will commit genocide on their behalf if they screw with them too hard (though just how canon it's its existence is, is is still up for debate). When they build actual warships, it's their ''[[PintsizedPowerhouse Escort Vessels]]'' that can slug it out with the dedicated warships of their contemporaries.



** In one episode, there's a group of aliens that have invaded the ship un-beknown to the crew and are using them to experiment on for new advances in medical science. Janeway though is treated to headaches so painful it's like having needles boring into her brain, which there are for her. The aliens wanted to see the result of making the sweet and controlled captain, snap. The result - her taking control of the entire ship and driving it through a star to destroy the ship with the aliens on it, forcing them to leave. The crew survives though.
-->'''Captain Janeway''': You wanted to see the result of making me angry? Well here it is.

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** In one episode, there's a group of aliens that have invaded the ship un-beknown to the crew and are using them to experiment on for new advances in medical science. Janeway though is treated to headaches so painful it's like having needles boring into her brain, which there are for her. The aliens wanted to see the result of making the sweet and controlled captain, snap. The result - her taking control of the entire ship and driving it through a star to destroy the ship with the aliens on it, forcing them to leave. The crew survives survives, though.
-->'''Captain Janeway''': You wanted to see the result of making me angry? Well Well, here it is.
6th Dec '17 7:10:13 PM nonn99
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** Sun is the one of gentlest and least violent of the flight 815 survivors, if not one of the gentlest characters in the series. Just don't hurt her husband, or she ''will'' ruin your life, [[spoiler: as her father finds out.]]
7th Oct '17 9:13:58 PM thespecialneedsgroup
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-->'''Ch'Pok''': For the record, Chief O'Brien has been in two hundred and thirty five separate engagements, and Starfleet has decorated him fifteen times. I would like to have him declared an expert in the area of starship combat.\\
'''Admiral T'Lara''': Any objection?\\
'''Sisko''': None.
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