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22nd Jul '17 11:28:26 PM sgamer82
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** From the canon movies and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' we have Beerus, a PhysicalGod who naps for decades at a time, obsess with food, and have a butler with him at all times to keep him out of trouble. He is also the most powerful being in the universe, [[spoiler: save for Whis]], and curb stomps everyone he has ever fought, including [[spoiler: Super Saiyan God Goku]].
** Dragon Ball Super later introduces Toppo, a denizen of Universe 11 who leads a group called the Pride Troopers. The Pride Troopers are basically Super Sentai, and he poses, names his attacks, and repeats the word 'justice' constantly. He also is being scouted as a potential God of Destruction and can fight Goku on even footing.
** The original series had Shen, a normal guy who managed to get to the final 8 of the Tenkaichi Tournament bysheer dumb luck, since he always managed to trip or curl up in a way that succeeded on knocking out or throwing off the ring anyone who fought with him by mere mistake... or so he wants you to believe. [[spoiler: In the fight against Yamcha he drops the silly act and reveals he's actually Kami, the god of Earth, borrowing a human body to enter the tournament undetected and fight against Piccolo. The name Shen was a clue, as it's half of Shen-Long's name.]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s Team Rocket would actually succeed in many of their schemes if the twerps didn't get involved. In ''Best Wishes'', the silliness is completely dropped for Jessie and James, and at a minimum for Meowth. ''XY'' returns them all to clownish villains, but retains shades of their previously found deadliness, making this trope ever prominent.

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** From the canon movies and ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' we have Beerus, a PhysicalGod who naps for decades at a time, obsess with obsesses over food, and have has a butler with him at all times to keep him out of trouble. He is also among the most powerful being beings in the universe, [[spoiler: save for second only [[spoiler:to Whis]], and curb stomps everyone he has ever fought, including [[spoiler: Super Saiyan God Goku]].
** Dragon ''Dragon Ball Super Super'' later introduces Toppo, a denizen of Universe 11 who leads a group called the Pride Troopers. The Pride Troopers are basically Super Sentai, and he poses, names his attacks, and repeats the word 'justice' constantly. He also is being scouted as a potential God of Destruction and can fight Goku on even footing.
** The original series had Shen, a normal guy who managed to get to the final 8 of the Tenkaichi Tournament bysheer by sheer dumb luck, since he always managed to trip or curl up in a way that succeeded on knocking out or throwing off the ring anyone who fought with him by mere mistake... or so he wants you to believe. [[spoiler: In the fight against Yamcha he drops the silly act and reveals he's actually Kami, the god of Earth, borrowing a human body to enter the tournament undetected and fight against Piccolo. The name Shen was a clue, as it's half of Shen-Long's name.]]
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'''s ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
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Team Rocket would actually succeed in many of their schemes if the twerps didn't get involved. In ''Best Wishes'', the silliness is completely dropped for Jessie and James, and at a minimum for Meowth. ''XY'' returns them all to clownish villains, but retains shades of their previously found deadliness, making this trope ever prominent.
20th Jul '17 2:33:32 AM EspeonArcaninePines
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** And that's completely ignoring Stan Pines, who goes through great lengths to make as much money from each and every situation he finds himself in. Stuff his great nephew in a wolf-boy costume and make him dance for money? Get into a wheel-of-fortune-esque television show through pure greed and selfishness, only to tragically lose because he literally didn't know what the word "please" was? Par for the course. But if you threaten Dipper's or Mable's lives, he's quick to beat the shit out of you and anyone you may have helping you. As a horde of bloodthirsty zombies could attest, if they weren't currently dead. Again.

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** And that's completely ignoring Stan Pines, who goes through great lengths to make as much money from each and every situation he finds himself in. Stuff his great nephew in a wolf-boy costume and make him dance for money? Get into a wheel-of-fortune-esque television show through pure greed and selfishness, only to tragically lose because he literally didn't know what the word "please" was? Par for the course. But if you threaten Dipper's or Mable's Mabel's lives, he's quick to beat the shit out of you and anyone you may have helping you. As a horde of bloodthirsty zombies could attest, if they weren't currently dead. Again.
4th Jul '17 11:28:45 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'':
2nd Jul '17 3:57:57 AM The_Last_Brickman
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* [[FowlMouthedParrot Cockatoos]] are probably one of the cutest, funniest birds to exist under the sun. They imitate noises. LOTS of noises. They get loud when they don't like something, or just need to get it out of their system. And this is all if they're raised ''correctly''. If abused or neglected, they're very bitter, they bite often, and when they feel threatened, they puff up to look like bigger, [[http://s238.photobucket.com/user/jfl14609/media/yank2.jpg.html more monstrous animals]].
25th Jun '17 10:25:39 AM Siempie
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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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22nd Jun '17 7:28:32 AM shrikelet
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* Apachai and Kensei of ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', the former a ManChild while the latter is a DirtyOldMan, but both are masters.

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* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'':
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Apachai and Kensei of ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'', the former Hopachai is a ManChild while the latter FriendToAllLivingThings GeniusDitz, whose field of genius happens to be destroying things with his body. "Things" definitely includes buildings and helicopters as well as people.
** Ma Kensei
is a DirtyOldMan, but both DirtyOldMan who will go to ridiculous lengths to match up against attractive female opponents when duels are masters.divided up, intends to wear the luchador mask Diego Carlo provided for him in the Master-Disciple Tag-Team Match, and acts with a lack of restraint and dignity exactly opposite to what you would expect a man known as "The Master of All Chinese Bare-Fisted Styles" to. Yet he still lives up to that title spectacularly.
** Kii Kagerou hands out pamphlets to instruct others in how to avoid being accidentally killed by him, thinks every woman he meets is some undefined previous acquaintance known as "Mi-chan," and is more prone to ArtShift than perhaps any other minor character in the series. He has also killed more people than he can remember.
20th Jun '17 8:39:05 AM Piterpicher
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* Creator/{{Bioware}} loves this trope so much that in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the protagonist can be played with this personality. Snarky!Hawke frequently using BuffySpeak and ObfuscatingStupidity to lure their opponents into a false sense of security that they can't ''possibly'' be that dangerous, right? In reality, s/he frequently shows him/herself to be arguably the most intelligent of the three possible personalities. A good example would be when the party runs into a group of slavers.

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* Creator/{{Bioware}} Creator/BioWare loves this trope so much that in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the protagonist can be played with this personality. Snarky!Hawke frequently using BuffySpeak and ObfuscatingStupidity to lure their opponents into a false sense of security that they can't ''possibly'' be that dangerous, right? In reality, s/he frequently shows him/herself to be arguably the most intelligent of the three possible personalities. A good example would be when the party runs into a group of slavers.



* And then MassEffectAndromeda, also BioWare. Snark!Ryder comes across at times as the last person who should be given a position of influence and power, but all Ryders get some beautiful lines in. At one point, Invictor, a leader from the the evil alien antagonist faction, keeps taunting Ryder with messages that begin, "I am Invictor!" and then go on to describe something horrible. Ryder responds to one about how he would kill any captives, but he wouldn't bother taking any, with:

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* And then MassEffectAndromeda, also BioWare.Creator/BioWare. Snark!Ryder comes across at times as the last person who should be given a position of influence and power, but all Ryders get some beautiful lines in. At one point, Invictor, a leader from the the evil alien antagonist faction, keeps taunting Ryder with messages that begin, "I am Invictor!" and then go on to describe something horrible. Ryder responds to one about how he would kill any captives, but he wouldn't bother taking any, with:
9th Jun '17 12:07:05 PM Allronix
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Much of the films' humor comes from the contrast between just how silly the Guardians seem...and just how badass they are when they [[LetsGetDangerous decide enough's enough.]]

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Much of the films' humor comes from the contrast between just how silly the Guardians seem...and just how badass they are when they [[LetsGetDangerous decide enough's enough.]]]] Gamora is the only one who averts the trope, but even she's prone to being TheComicallySerious and the closest they get to OnlySaneWoman
9th Jun '17 12:04:29 PM Allronix
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Much of the films' humor comes from the contrast between just how silly the Guardians seem...and just how badass they are when they [[LetsGetDangerous decide enough's enough.]]
** Peter "Star-Lord" Quill's just a harmless, goofy, kinda squishy human [[spoiler: well, HalfHumanHybrid]] with a dorky hero handle and [[TragicKeepsake precious Walkman]] given to him by [[MommasBoy his mom]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes quite amicable]], and the weakest party member of the Guardians in a straight up brawl. But he's freaking ''brilliant'' when it comes to ConfusionFu, distracting one BigBad by challenging him to a dance-off [[spoiler: buying the heroes enough time to nail him with an Infinity Stone]], and when [[PhysicalGod Ego the Living Planet]] manages to piss him off by [[spoiler: revealing that he killed Mama Quill and followed it up by destroying Peter's prized Walkman]]? [[EarthShatteringKaboom Yeah, living planet ends up regretting it.]]
** Drax the Destroyer: He looks dangerous...until he starts talking. He's a BoisterousBruiser with ''no'' concept of tact and a massive case of BluntMetaphorsTrauma. Also a KnifeNut who dove ''into'' a creature's mouth and started stabbing it from the inside.
** Rocket Raccoon: A cybernetically-enhanced RascallyRaccoon who ''looks'' harmless...until you notice his unhealthy love of [[{{BFG}} weaponry bigger than he is]], all the [[TrapMaster dirty tricks he set up while waiting]] and his [[SirSwearsALot foul language]] (well, as foul as {{Disney}} will allow). Basically, while Drax looks dangerous, and becomes silly the instant he opens his mouth, Rocket looks harmless and silly ''until'' he opens his mouth.
** Groot. A goofy looking tree creature only capable of saying "I am Groot." Decides to start dancing to Electric Light Orchestra in the middle of a battle. And even when baby-sized, managed to thrash the SpacePirate who "watered" him by dumping a foul alcoholic beverage on him.
8th Jun '17 8:32:31 AM KrspaceT
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** Dragon Ball Super later introduces Toppo, a denizen of Universe 11 who leads a group called the Pride Troopers. The Pride Troopers are basically Super Sentai, and he poses, names his attacks, and repeats the word 'justice' constantly. He also is being scouted as a potential God of Destruction and can fight Goku on even footing.
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