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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ''

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** Doctor Strange, however, arguably takes the cake. He [[BunnyEarsLawyer rarely seems to take anything seriously]], [[PopCulturedBadass often making pop-culture references at the most inappropriate moments]], dresses in strange and colourful clothes, and has a thoroughly [[{{Troll}} mischievous sense of humour]], which often involves stealing small (and not so small) objects that are supposedly under the very highest security, mostly for the hell of it (examples so far include Mad-Eye Moody's wooden leg from its owner, a phoenix feather [[spoiler: containing Harry's mind]] from [[spoiler: Maddie Grey's]] back pocket, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Loki's detached head]] from the most secure part of Asgard's palace). All of which [[SadClown serves to cover for an epic amount of personal tragedy.]] However, he's also the most powerful mortal mage alive, has centuries [[spoiler: actually, 500 ''millennia'']] of experience fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s for a living, and thanks to his absolute mastery of [[TimeMaster Time Magic]] and skills as a {{Seer}}, makes a policy of knowing (almost) everything. He has an exceptionally well-earned reputation as TheDreaded, and [[LetsGetDangerous if the jokes have stopped, he's about to show why.]] Even Skyfathers are unwilling to cross him, and for good reason - if nothing else, the crazy bastard is more than happy to [[spoiler: swipe the Tesseract]] and threaten them with it. He's best known, however, for being a MagnificentBastard whose mastery of the XanatosGambit means that ultimately people do what he wants them to, even when they ''know'' he's manipulating them.

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** Doctor Strange, however, arguably takes the cake. He [[BunnyEarsLawyer rarely seems to take anything seriously]], [[PopCulturedBadass often making pop-culture references at the most inappropriate moments]], dresses in strange and colourful clothes, and has a thoroughly [[{{Troll}} mischievous sense of humour]], which often involves stealing small (and not so small) objects that are supposedly under the very highest security, mostly for the hell of it (examples so far include Mad-Eye Moody's wooden leg from its owner, a phoenix feather [[spoiler: containing Harry's mind]] from [[spoiler: Maddie Grey's]] back pocket, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext Loki's detached head]] from the most secure part of Asgard's palace). All of which [[SadClown serves to cover for an epic amount of personal tragedy.]] However, he's also the most powerful mortal mage alive, has centuries [[spoiler: actually, 500 ''millennia'']] of experience fighting {{Eldritch Abomination}}s for a living, and thanks to his absolute mastery of [[TimeMaster Time Magic]] and skills as a {{Seer}}, {{Seer|s}}, makes a policy of knowing (almost) everything. He has an exceptionally well-earned reputation as TheDreaded, and [[LetsGetDangerous if the jokes have stopped, he's about to show why.]] Even Skyfathers are unwilling to cross him, and for good reason - if nothing else, the crazy bastard is more than happy to [[spoiler: swipe the Tesseract]] and threaten them with it. He's best known, however, for being a MagnificentBastard whose mastery of the XanatosGambit means that ultimately people do what he wants them to, even when they ''know'' he's manipulating them.



* Wyatt Rendall of ''Literature/HereticalEdge''. Looks like a security guard prone to hilarious overreactions like mistaking bumping into someone for an assassination attempt. Also appears paranoid. Actually an exceptionally skilled security magic specialist using that persona to conceal his skills, and is actually ProperlyParanoid because his behaviour is a result of discovering a conspiracy targetting him. The most notable demonstration of his skill a spell he developed that uses the energy of the target's death to reveal everyone involved in killing them, which [[spoiler: a galaxy spanning empire of magic specialists can't counter besides by trying to keep him from recasting it.]]
* The Literature/MercyThompson novel, Iron Kissed, has Tim Milanovich. On the surface, he appears to be a goofy but friendly nerdy young man with an interest with medieval things and no luck with women. [[spoiler: But in reality is an evil and [[MagnificentBastard cunning]] person who stole some fae artifacts and would murder his friends in a heartbeat. He is also [[EvilIsPetty very petty]] as he tricks Mercy into drinking from a fae goblets that puts her under a spell and then proceeds to take advance and rape her.]]

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* Wyatt Rendall of ''Literature/HereticalEdge''. Looks like a security guard prone to hilarious overreactions like mistaking bumping into someone for an assassination attempt. Also appears paranoid. Actually an exceptionally skilled security magic specialist using that persona to conceal his skills, and is actually ProperlyParanoid because his behaviour is a result of discovering a conspiracy targetting him. The most notable demonstration of his skill a spell he developed that uses the energy of the target's death to reveal everyone involved in killing them, which [[spoiler: a galaxy spanning empire of magic specialists can't counter besides by trying to keep him from recasting it.]]
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* The Literature/MercyThompson novel, Iron Kissed, has Tim Milanovich. On the surface, he appears to be a goofy but friendly nerdy young man with an interest with medieval things and no luck with women. [[spoiler: But in reality is an evil and [[MagnificentBastard cunning]] person who stole some fae artifacts and would murder his friends in a heartbeat. He is also [[EvilIsPetty very petty]] as he tricks Mercy into drinking from a fae goblets that puts her under a spell and then proceeds to take advance advantage and rape her.]]



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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of]] [[AmusingInjuries slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's adept with many forms of technology and has thwarted most of his foes through [[GuileHero his quick thinking]]. Considering that [[TimeMaster N.Tropy]] and even ''[[PhysicalGod Uka Uka]]'' couldn't take him out, it goes to show that Crash is not one to be taken lightly.

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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of]] [[AmusingInjuries slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's he's adept with many forms of technology and has thwarted most of his foes through [[GuileHero his quick thinking]]. Considering that [[TimeMaster N.Tropy]] and even ''[[PhysicalGod Uka Uka]]'' couldn't take him out, it goes to show that Crash is not one to be taken lightly.



** Wario and Walugi can be this at times. They're always involved in wacky plans when it comes to outdoing the competition, look (and act) pretty strange and bizarre for [[AmbiguouslyHuman a pair of humans]], and are always outdone by the Mario Bros. However, when push comes to shove, they can be more competent than people actually give them credit for: Wario's taken down plenty of [[EldritchAbomination bizarre and uncanny creatures/monstrosities]] in his [[Franchise/WarioLand own series]], and in {{VideoGame/Mario Party 3}}, Waluigi took on Bowser in a one-on-one fight and '''won'''. Heck, in {{VideoGame/Mario Super Sluggers}}, they probably would've even ''killed Mario'' with their Bullet Bill had [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Bowser not intervened]].

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** Wario and Walugi can be this at times. They're always involved in wacky plans when it comes to outdoing the competition, look (and act) pretty strange and bizarre for [[AmbiguouslyHuman a pair of humans]], and are always outdone by the Mario Bros. However, when push comes to shove, they can be more competent than people actually give them credit for: Wario's taken down plenty of [[EldritchAbomination bizarre and uncanny creatures/monstrosities]] in his [[Franchise/WarioLand own series]], and in {{VideoGame/Mario Party 3}}, ''VideoGame/MarioParty 3'', Waluigi took on Bowser in a one-on-one fight and '''won'''. Heck, in {{VideoGame/Mario Super Sluggers}}, ''VideoGame/MarioSuperSluggers'', they probably would've even ''killed Mario'' with their Bullet Bill had [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Bowser not intervened]].



* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''

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* "John Doe" from the ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTellTaleSeries''. Granted no fan would normally ''ever'' underestimate ''ComicBook/TheJoker'', this iteration of him seems much more innocent and much less capable and threatening than other iterations due to his lack of experience as a criminal. Emphasis on ''seems''. Throughout the game and sequel he repeatedly shows himself to be much smarter and more capable than he looks: he repeatedly saves Bruce's skin with spur-of-the-moment thinking in Arkham Asylum and The Pact's Hideout, repeatedly escapes, fights off, and even kills armed Agency members, and of course [[spoiler:swiftly figures out Bruce is Batman by using only very disparate clues]]. It's largely unclear though if he's intentionally ObfuscatingStupidity or if his mind is so broken he himself doesn't even realize it.

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* "John Doe" from the ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTellTaleSeries''. Granted no fan would normally ''ever'' underestimate ''ComicBook/TheJoker'', but this iteration of him seems much more innocent and much less capable and threatening than other iterations due to his lack of experience as a criminal. Emphasis on ''seems''. Throughout the game and sequel he repeatedly shows himself to be much smarter and more capable than he looks: he repeatedly saves Bruce's skin with spur-of-the-moment thinking in Arkham Asylum and The Pact's Hideout, repeatedly escapes, fights off, and even kills armed Agency members, and of course [[spoiler:swiftly figures out Bruce is Batman by using only very disparate clues]]. It's largely unclear though if he's intentionally ObfuscatingStupidity or if his mind is so broken he himself doesn't even realize it.



* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' has Monika, who at first seems like your standard High School Girl from a typical Harem; adorable, peppy, and overall quirky, especially when it came to literature. [[spoiler: However, after progressing through the game and having to deal with [[DrivenToSuicide your best friend's suicide]], [[InterfaceScrew horrible glitches and visuals]], and [[SanitySlippage the deteriorating mental health]] of one of your possible love interests, you then uncover the source behind these horrors: Monika, who has [[AIIsaCrapshoot been Self-aware since the beginning]] and is a flat out {{Reality Warper}} who's fully willing to tamper with the game's code, mess with the girls' personalities, and even ''delete the remaining girls herself from the game's code'' in order to make sure she has you to herself. Her actions alone shift the game into {{Psychological Horror}}.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' has Monika, who at first seems like your standard High School Girl from a typical Harem; adorable, peppy, and overall quirky, especially when it came to literature. [[spoiler: However, after progressing through the game and having to deal with [[DrivenToSuicide your best friend's suicide]], [[InterfaceScrew horrible glitches and visuals]], and [[SanitySlippage the deteriorating mental health]] of one of your possible love interests, you then uncover the source behind these horrors: Monika, who has [[AIIsaCrapshoot been Self-aware since the beginning]] and is a flat out {{Reality Warper}} RealityWarper who's fully willing to tamper with the game's code, mess with the girls' personalities, and even ''delete the remaining girls herself from the game's code'' in order to make sure she has you to herself. Her actions alone shift the game into {{Psychological Horror}}.PsychologicalHorror.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' is a timid, cartoonish dog who is also the show's prime {{Butt Monkey}} and source of {{Amusing Injuries}}. But don't be fooled: He can be a huge {{Determinator}} when the time calls for it, and has saved his owners, Nowhere, and sometimes the entire world from all sorts of supernatural horrors through his quick thinking.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' is a timid, cartoonish dog who is also the show's prime {{Butt Monkey}} ButtMonkey and source of {{Amusing Injuries}}.AmusingInjuries. But don't be fooled: He can be a huge {{Determinator}} when the time calls for it, and has saved his owners, Nowhere, and sometimes the entire world from all sorts of supernatural horrors through his quick thinking.



* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''

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19th May '18 12:23:44 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' gives us Adrien Agreste/Chat Noir, a wise-cracking goofball of a superhero who also happens to possess the second-most powerful [[TransformationTrinket Miraculous]] in the world and the ability to [[MakeThemRot destroy anything he touches]]. The same can also be said for the MonsterOfTheWeek The Bubbler, a ridiculous-looking supervillain who can [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway trap people in bubbles]] [[LethalHarmlessPowers and punt them into orbit]].

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Adrien Agreste/Chat Noir, a wise-cracking goofball of a superhero who also happens to possess the second-most powerful [[TransformationTrinket Miraculous]] in the world and the ability to [[MakeThemRot destroy anything he touches]]. touches]].
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The same can various [[Characters/MiraculousLadybugVillains villains]] that [[TheCorrupter Hawk Moth]] creates also be said for the MonsterOfTheWeek The Bubbler, a ridiculous-looking supervillain who can [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway trap people in bubbles]] [[LethalHarmlessPowers and punt fall under this category. Many of them into orbit]].possess goofy and saccharine designs and names, strange and outlandish powers and comedically weak motivations (justified in that their negative emotions are amplified when under Hawk Moth's influence). With that said, almost all of them are big enough threats that not only warrant both Ladybug and Chat Noir working together to combat on equal footing, but also cause massive collateral damage in the process.



* The various [[Characters/MiraculousLadybugVillains villains]] that [[TheCorrupter Hawk Moth]] creates in ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' falls under this category. Many of them possess goofy and saccharine designs and names, strange and outlandish powers and comedically weak motivations (justified in that their negative emotions are amplified when under Hawk Moth's influence). With that said, almost all of them are big enough threats that not only warrant both Ladybug and Chat Noir working together to combat on equal footing, but also cause massive collateral damage in the process.
** Cat Noir himself is a wise-cracking, flirty, PungeonMaster who would rather clown around than take things seriously--most of the time. He's also the Chosen of the kwami of Destruction, Bearer of one of the two most powerful Miraculouses, and can destroy ''anything'' with nothing more than a touch.
18th May '18 10:13:26 AM Ccook1956
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* [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle the Moose]] is one of animation's grand doofuses. But when Rocky is injured by Boris Badenov's gang in the "Picayune Pot" serial, Bullwinkle goes after them bent on tearing them limb from limb.
* Reddy, from ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow,'' is a goofball and a little cowardly. But mess with Ruff or anyone smaller than its antagonist, then all bets are off. Reddy will fight.
8th May '18 12:24:21 PM Malady
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* Doug Eiffel from ''Podcast/Wolf359'' speaks mostly in [[SpeaksInShoutouts pop-culture references]], is willing to lock himself in a freezing room for 16 hours over a tube of toothpaste and [[ActualPacifist refuses any plan that contains violence in any way]]. He's also [[spoiler: a recovering alcoholic and a convicted felon, outsmarted a scientific genius with nothing but a cigarette and a voice modifier, survived 180 days in a non-functioning spacecraft by repeatedly freezing himself, and he's broken his ActualPacifist status to kick Kepler's ass after he threatened [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Doug's deaf daughter]]]].

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* Doug Eiffel from ''Podcast/Wolf359'' speaks mostly in [[SpeaksInShoutouts pop-culture references]], is willing to lock himself in a freezing room for 16 hours over a tube of toothpaste and [[ActualPacifist refuses any plan that contains violence in any way]]. He's also [[spoiler: a recovering alcoholic and a convicted felon, outsmarted a scientific genius with nothing but a cigarette and a voice modifier, survived 180 days in a non-functioning spacecraft by repeatedly freezing himself, and he's broken his ActualPacifist status to kick Kepler's ass after he threatened [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Doug's deaf daughter]]]].daughter]].
7th May '18 6:33:23 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is perpetually sarcastic, spouting pop culture references at the drop of a hat and is generally quite friendly. He is also [[TheDreaded powerful enough to give the Senior Council pause, and terrifies pretty much every bad guy in the series]].

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden is perpetually sarcastic, spouting pop culture references at the drop of a hat and is generally quite friendly. He is also [[TheDreaded powerful and skilled enough to give the Senior Council pause, and terrifies pretty much every bad guy in the series]].series]]. And just ask the Red Court about what happens when you mess with someone he loves, especially as of ''Literature/{{Changes}}.'' [[spoiler: Oh, wait. You can't. There ''is'' no more Red Court]].
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_eOOSW6eDA Genki Sudo]] is known for his flashy entrances, bizarre in-ring movements and the overall appearance of not taking his match seriously. He has a 15-4 win-loss record thanks to his ''amazing'' grappling skills.
26th Apr '18 10:08:54 PM Cman053
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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's adept with many forms of technology and has thwarted most of his foes through [[GuileHero his quick thinking]]. Considering that [[TimeMaster N.Tropy]] and flippin ''[[PhysicalGod Uka Uka]]'' couldn't even take him out, it goes to show that Crash is not one to be taken lightly.

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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of of]] [[AmusingInjuries slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's adept with many forms of technology and has thwarted most of his foes through [[GuileHero his quick thinking]]. Considering that [[TimeMaster N.Tropy]] and flippin even ''[[PhysicalGod Uka Uka]]'' couldn't even take him out, it goes to show that Crash is not one to be taken lightly.



** Bowser is often portrayed comically and sometimes Mario will indeed be GoKartingWithBowser or challenging him to other games, but it's clear that he would probably succeed in taking over the world if Mario and Luigi and allies didn't keep thwarting him.

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** Bowser is often portrayed comically and sometimes Mario will indeed be GoKartingWithBowser or challenging him to other games, but it's clear that he would probably succeed in taking over the world if Mario and Luigi and allies didn't keep thwarting him. The fact that he managed to actually [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu kill an empowered dark version of himself]] and pretty much came close to actually ''ruling the entire universe'' in the ''Franchise/SuperMarioGalaxy'' games pretty much confirms this.


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** Wario and Walugi can be this at times. They're always involved in wacky plans when it comes to outdoing the competition, look (and act) pretty strange and bizarre for [[AmbiguouslyHuman a pair of humans]], and are always outdone by the Mario Bros. However, when push comes to shove, they can be more competent than people actually give them credit for: Wario's taken down plenty of [[EldritchAbomination bizarre and uncanny creatures/monstrosities]] in his [[Franchise/WarioLand own series]], and in {{VideoGame/Mario Party 3}}, Waluigi took on Bowser in a one-on-one fight and '''won'''. Heck, in {{VideoGame/Mario Super Sluggers}}, they probably would've even ''killed Mario'' with their Bullet Bill had [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou Bowser not intervened]].
25th Apr '18 4:47:29 PM Cman053
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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's adept with many forms of technology and has thwarted most of his foes through {{GuileHero his quick thinking}}. Considering that not even {{TimeMaster N.Tropy}} or {{PhysicalGod Uka Uka}} could take him out, it goes to show that Crash is not one to be taken lightly.

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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's adept with many forms of technology and has thwarted most of his foes through {{GuileHero [[GuileHero his quick thinking}}. thinking]]. Considering that not [[TimeMaster N.Tropy]] and flippin ''[[PhysicalGod Uka Uka]]'' couldn't even {{TimeMaster N.Tropy}} or {{PhysicalGod Uka Uka}} could take him out, it goes to show that Crash is not one to be taken lightly.
25th Apr '18 3:30:49 PM Cman053
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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. He's also surprisingly adept at using several types of weapons, and can be crafty enough to outsmart even the smartest of foes. He's saved the Wumpa Islands, the World, and the entire Universe from all kinds of threats, including a mask that comes almost close to being a {{Physical God}}.

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** Crash is essentially a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character in Bandicoot form. He's a complete {{CloudCuckooLander}} who also manages to be [[ButtMonkey one of the prime sources of slapstick humor]], and always wears a large goofy grin on his face. But don't let the goofy exterior fool you; He's also surprisingly adept at using several types with many forms of weapons, technology and can be crafty enough to outsmart has thwarted most of his foes through {{GuileHero his quick thinking}}. Considering that not even the smartest of foes. He's saved the Wumpa Islands, the World, and the entire Universe from all kinds of threats, including a mask {{TimeMaster N.Tropy}} or {{PhysicalGod Uka Uka}} could take him out, it goes to show that comes almost close Crash is not one to being a {{Physical God}}.be taken lightly.
21st Apr '18 11:10:28 PM WingedCat
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Often achieved by way of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Can be a variation of UnderestimatingBadassery. Compare HarmlessVillain and NotSoHarmlessVillain. Also compare FightingClown. Contrast MilesGloriosus. May overlap with {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, at least by appearances. If it's this same silliness that makes them dangerous, it may overlap with CrazyAwesome. May make you liable to ThreatBackfire. See also BewareTheNiceOnes if they're kind and caring and BewareTheQuietOnes if they're known for their near silence. In case the silly one is just acting silly and is actually downright serious, that's ObfuscatingStupidity.

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Often achieved by way of CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Can be a variation of UnderestimatingBadassery. Compare HarmlessVillain and NotSoHarmlessVillain. Also compare FightingClown. Contrast MilesGloriosus. May overlap with {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, at least by appearances. Helps avoid having to ShooOutTheClowns. If it's this same silliness that makes them dangerous, it may overlap with CrazyAwesome. May make you liable to ThreatBackfire. See also BewareTheNiceOnes if they're kind and caring and BewareTheQuietOnes if they're known for their near silence. In case the silly one is just acting silly and is actually downright serious, that's ObfuscatingStupidity.
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