History CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / LiveActionTV

14th Jun '16 4:43:41 PM KeithTyler
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* Mellie [[spoiler: aka November]] from {{Dollhouse}}. She is a complete wallflower, with an ''annoying'' passive-aggressive crush on her neighbor Paul, to the point that she cooks him a pan of lasagna and passes it off as "making too much" when ''she lives alone.'' But when an overpowering intruder comes into her apartment and begins attacking her, she effortlessly takes him down with extreme prejudice. [[spoiler: It turns out she is a ''Nikita''-style sleeper doll, and was purposely put there by the Dollhouse.]]
11th Jun '16 1:01:18 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in Disney's ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life]]'': Apparently London Tipton is quite the athlete (notably in volleyball), but only when she's mad.

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* Played with in Disney's ''[[TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life]]'': Apparently London Tipton is quite the athlete (notably in volleyball), but only when she's mad.
5th Jun '16 10:46:25 PM jverd
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** Example of Both at once: He's been captured by a terrorist in the Middle East while on a mission (unsanctioned, IIRC) to save Ziva. (Yeah, don't mess with Ziva and let Tony find out about it.) He's been given truth serum, and is answering every question put to him about the team, with his usual frat-boy snark. (So, yeah, the Hidden Moron part wasn't really his fault.) Finally, toward the end, when he's about to be killed, he tells his interrogator, "You have 30 seconds to live." The man is baffled and agitated and says "You're lying!" Tony's response? "I can't lie, remember? I haven't told you yet [[spoiler:that the head of our team, Gibbs, was a Marine sniper." Naturally, a bullet comes through the window and kills the bad guy right then.]]
24th May '16 10:58:12 AM SomberCaelifera
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** The Ninth Doctor displayed shades of this. He had an imposing figure, could easily take control of a conflict, and be well beyond menacing if a situation called for it- or a BerserkButton got pushed. However, Nine could also be incredibly goofy and a bit inept on a slow day, such as screwing up landing the TARDIS 12 hours into the future and instead landing 12 months, by which time his companion's mother feared she had gone missing. And instead of calmly explaining the situation or trying to go back in time and reverse this, he let things play by ear, minced his words in front of a hysterical parent, and got slapped for it.

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** The Ninth Doctor displayed shades of this. He had an imposing figure, could easily take control of a conflict, and be well beyond menacing if a situation called for it- or a BerserkButton got pushed. However, Nine could also be incredibly goofy and a bit inept on a slow day, such as screwing up landing the TARDIS 12 hours into the future and instead landing 12 months, months later, by which time his companion's mother feared she had gone missing.been murdered. And instead of calmly explaining the situation or trying to go back in time and reverse this, he let things play by ear, minced his words in front of a hysterical parent, and got slapped for it.



*** Case in point: the Family of Blood. [[spoiler:The Doctor (using his human disguise/alias John Smith) stumbles into the Family's ship, trying to stop them from destroying the academy where he hid from them. While negotiating with them, the Doctor stumbles about pressing random buttons on the ship before turning over his fob watch (which holds his Time Lord powers). The Family tries to absorb said powers, but they are not there. The Doctor then drops the bumbling human act and reveals he's back to normal. And has just set their ship's reactor to overload. The kicker is that after the ship blows up, the Family realizes that the Doctor hid from them because of ''what he would do to them as punishment'', not out of fear for the Family itself.]]

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*** Case in point: the Family of Blood. [[spoiler:The Doctor (using his human disguise/alias John Smith) stumbles into the Family's ship, trying to stop them from destroying the academy where he hid from them. While negotiating with them, the Doctor stumbles about pressing random buttons on the ship before turning over his fob watch (which holds his Time Lord powers). The Family tries to absorb said powers, but they are not there. The Doctor then drops the bumbling human act and reveals he's back to normal. And has just set their ship's reactor to overload. The kicker is that after the ship blows up, the Family realizes that the Doctor hid from them because of ''what he would do to them as punishment'', not out of fear for of the Family itself.]]
11th Apr '16 5:30:40 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Professor Chronotis had been a genius, but due to being 2000 years and 12 regenerations old, his mind is starting to go, with things like the names of objects and [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble tenses]] constantly slipping his mind. In lucid moments, he is clearly of significantly above average intelligence even for Time Lords, but these moments are few and far between and hampered by the fact that he just doesn't care about anything other than 'reading books and making tea'. However, he also happens to possess extremely powerful psychic abilities and an ancient TARDIS that he stole.

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** Professor Chronotis had been a genius, but due to being 2000 20000 years and 12 regenerations old, his mind is starting to go, with things like the names of objects and [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble tenses]] constantly slipping his mind. In lucid moments, he is clearly of significantly above average intelligence even for Time Lords, but these moments are few and far between and hampered by the fact that he just doesn't care about anything other than 'reading books and making tea'. However, he also happens to possess extremely powerful psychic abilities and an ancient TARDIS that he stole.



** Companion Rory Pond is clumsy, awkward, initially useless in a fight, has a serious inferiority complex concerning the fact that his wife to be seems to love her imaginary friend more than him, and generally is mostly only on board the TARDIS for her. But he will ''not'' take crap if someone is in trouble and by the end of the series has become a major mythical figure and badass fighter. Even after the timelines are reset he remembers living for 2000 years guarding his wife inside Pandora's box, and is an extremely competent fighter, able to face down an army of Cybermen if necessary. [[spoiler:River had to get those genes from somewhere, I suppose...]]

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** Companion Rory Pond is clumsy, awkward, initially useless in a fight, has a serious inferiority complex concerning the fact that his wife to be seems to love her imaginary friend more than him, and generally is mostly only on board the TARDIS for her. But he will ''not'' take crap if someone is in trouble and by the end of the 5th series has become a major mythical figure and badass fighter. Even after the timelines are reset he remembers living for 2000 years guarding his wife inside Pandora's box, and is an extremely competent fighter, able to face down an army of Cybermen if necessary. [[spoiler:River had to get those genes from somewhere, I suppose...]]
21st Sep '15 6:58:39 PM RoseAndHeather
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* The titular protagonist in ''Series/Columbo'' appears to be a hapless moron who somehow landed a detective job. His idiotic demeanor makes him seem harmless to criminals, but at the end of the day Columbo shows his brilliance when he arrests the suspect.

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* The titular protagonist in ''Series/Columbo'' ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' appears to be a hapless moron who somehow landed a detective job. His idiotic demeanor makes him seem harmless to criminals, but at the end of the day Columbo shows his brilliance when he arrests the suspect.suspect.
* Some people think that an interview on ''Series/TheDailyShow'' is just a bit of fluff, and Creator/JonStewart is just a harmless comic. The interview tends not to end well for those who think he won't catch them out on flip-flopping, weaselling, and outright lying. Yes, Stewart ''has'' read your damn book. He ''does'' know what you said three weeks ago on CNN, and what you said four years before that on NBC, and who was paying you to say it. And he probably has video clips of you yourself refuting every point you're going to try to make in the interview. Not to mention enough of a grasp of the subject to call you out on any lies you might try to slip past him. ''So answer the fucking question.''
-->'''Lawrence O'Donnell''': Don't pick a fight with Jon Stewart. ''Do not do it. You cannot win.''
23rd Aug '15 9:02:05 PM nombretomado
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* Adrian {{Monk}}: Socially inept, obsessive-compulsive and afraid of everything. But he manages to solve the most baffling crimes and he can hold his own in a fight -- he was a cop once, remember. And if you even so much as ''insult'' Trudy, [[BerserkButton he will hand you your ass]]. In the episode where the suspect was a marathon runner, who grabs the key piece of evidence and takes off on foot. Monk proves that he used to be a great runner in school by giving chase (especially in his new sneakers which he got from his idol).

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* Adrian {{Monk}}: Series/{{Monk}}: Socially inept, obsessive-compulsive and afraid of everything. But he manages to solve the most baffling crimes and he can hold his own in a fight -- he was a cop once, remember. And if you even so much as ''insult'' Trudy, [[BerserkButton he will hand you your ass]]. In the episode where the suspect was a marathon runner, who grabs the key piece of evidence and takes off on foot. Monk proves that he used to be a great runner in school by giving chase (especially in his new sneakers which he got from his idol).
20th Aug '15 8:22:33 AM nitehawk214
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** By the end of the series [[spoiler: he becomes emperor of the entire Centauri Republic ]].
20th Aug '15 8:16:19 AM nitehawk214
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--->'''Mr. Morden:''' What do you want?
--->'''Vir Cotto:''' I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this. [waggles fingers] Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Morden? [[spoiler: Two seasons later Londo gives him exactly what he wants.]]
9th Aug '15 3:56:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AshesToAshes WPC Shaz Granger]] is hardly a moron, she's just sweet and isn't as badass as the rest of CID. It's kind of hard when you're a plonk in your mid-twenties, trying to live up to the examples of Gene Hunt and Alex Drake. Even Ray and Chris are pretty badass, holding their own in gunfights and having multiple BigDamnHeroes moments - Shaz doesn't even ''carry'' a gun. And then 2.08 hits, where [[spoiler: a bent copper is holding Chris hostage, about to shoot him. A gunshot sounds, and it's Shaz, holding a smoking gun and wearing her wedding dress. To cap it all off, she quips "How you doing, baby?" to Chris.]]

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* [[AshesToAshes ''Series/AshesToAshes'': WPC Shaz Granger]] Granger is hardly a moron, she's just sweet and isn't as badass as the rest of CID. It's kind of hard when you're a plonk in your mid-twenties, trying to live up to the examples of Gene Hunt and Alex Drake. Even Ray and Chris are pretty badass, holding their own in gunfights and having multiple BigDamnHeroes moments - Shaz doesn't even ''carry'' a gun. And then 2.08 hits, where [[spoiler: a bent copper is holding Chris hostage, about to shoot him. A gunshot sounds, and it's Shaz, holding a smoking gun and wearing her wedding dress. To cap it all off, she quips "How you doing, baby?" to Chris.]]
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