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30th Apr '16 5:53:27 PM isoycrazy
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Nicodemus]] invokes this idea of John Marcone, the top crime boss of Chicago. Marcone took over and enforced the "organized" part of organized crime. He brought the drug trade under his tight reign and has few rules people won't cross, namely involving children in drugs, prostitution, or hurting them as retribution. Nicodemus comments a few centuries ago, a man like John Marcone could carve out a kingdom and rule it with the kind of stable, effective-if-ruthless government that people really would appreciate. But it's been a long time since that age of warrior kings. Marcone seems to be aware of it himself, if his choice of magical employees are any indication. Harry appears to take it to heart in ''Skin Game'', where Marcone [[spoiler:honors an ancient Norse-Germanic tradition of ''weregild'' and pays the crime boss for the henchman who died during the robbery to smooth things over. Marcone, after some deliberation, decides he likes the idea and accepts]].
18th Apr '16 9:43:38 AM thatmadork
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* Mattias Nilsson of ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' belongs on a Viking longship circa 800AD instead of a modern day professional army. The dude is CrazyAwesome[=/=]borderline AxCrazy and it's very apparent from some of the stuff he says. Plus he's apparently a fan of NorseMythology.
11th Apr '16 7:30:10 PM CnHGirl
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* Wirt from ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall''. He's a sensitive, artistic boy who writes poetry, plays the clarinet, and is knowledgeable on classical architecture. [[spoiler: Despite the show being set nebulously in the Antebellum period of American history, Wirt and Greg are actually from, at the absolute earliest, the mid-1980s]].
10th Apr '16 10:55:57 AM EDP
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* Sue Tenny in ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' was a {{Technopath}} who went to the titular SuperheroSchool in the [=80s=], when technology was less developed and pervasive, and was put in the [[{{Sidekick}} Hero Support]] track and bullied as a nerd by the heroes, leading to her becoming the supervillain Royal Pain. {{Lampshaded}} by Gwen Grayson, who in 2005 has the same powers and is a star student in the Hero track. {{Lampshaded}} even more when [[TheReveal it's revealed that]] [[spoiler:she's actually Sue turned in a toddler by the [[FountainOfYouth Pacifier]] and grown back to her teens]].
7th Apr '16 1:27:01 PM IndependentGeorge
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** This pushes Raylan back to his hometown in Oklahoma which mixes an old-school style of crime fighting with modern times. The fact Raylan walks around in a cowboy hat and has little problems firing a gun if need be just shows he's a man out of time.

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** This pushes Raylan back to his hometown in Oklahoma Kentucky which mixes an old-school style of crime fighting with modern times. The fact Raylan walks around in a cowboy hat and has little problems firing a gun if need be just shows he's a man out of time.
24th Mar '16 9:23:00 AM Mhazard
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* Crank Zent and Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' are [[StateSec Gjallarhorn]] officers who believed in honor, justice and valor, in a ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Post-Calamity War]]'' corrupt organization. When their opponents are a group of CombatPragmatist ChildSoldier, they urged for CombatForChampion when the later would literally have no concept of honor.

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* Crank Zent and Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' are [[StateSec Gjallarhorn]] officers who believed in honor, justice and valor, in a ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Post-Calamity War]]'' corrupt organization. When their opponents are opponent is a group of CombatPragmatist ChildSoldier, they urged for CombatForChampion CombatByChampion when the later would literally have has no concept of honor.
24th Mar '16 9:21:19 AM Mhazard
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* Crank Zent and Carta Issue of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' are [[StateSec Gjallarhorn]] officers who believed in honor, justice and valor, in a ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint Post-Calamity War]]'' corrupt organization. When their opponents are a group of CombatPragmatist ChildSoldier, they urged for CombatForChampion when the later would literally have no concept of honor.
12th Mar '16 8:30:48 AM Tropetastic1995
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* More likee born in the wrong decade, but Misawa of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a BadassBookworm who gradually gets treated with less and less respect (by the characters and writers alike) as the series progresses--he's a highly intelligent and analytical duelist who ultimately comes up with a highly analytical and hypothetically effective control deck, but the show and the main characters use impractical combo decks and rely on NewPowersAsThePlotDemands to give them the cards they need under any circumstance. Contrast the next series ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where every main character is some sort of genius that relies on careful strategy and setting up plays turns in advance. He'd have fit right in.

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* More likee like born in the wrong decade, but Misawa of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a BadassBookworm who gradually gets treated with less and less respect (by the characters and writers alike) as the series progresses--he's a highly intelligent and analytical duelist who ultimately comes up with a highly analytical and hypothetically effective control deck, but the show and the main characters use impractical combo decks and rely on NewPowersAsThePlotDemands to give them the cards they need under any circumstance. Contrast the next series ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where every main character is some sort of genius that relies on careful strategy and setting up plays turns in advance. He'd have fit right in.in.
** Likwise Yuya, the protagonist of ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', would have fit right in the GX era for the aforementoined reasons :while he actually has a practical deck, he still abuses NewPowersAsThePlotDemands and is extremely HotBlooded, but most people in Arc-V actually use dependable Meta-Decks.
7th Mar '16 11:13:18 AM Tropetastic1995
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* Misawa of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a BadassBookworm who gradually gets treated with less and less respect (by the characters and writers alike) as the series progresses--he's a highly intelligent and analytical duelist who ultimately comes up with a highly analytical and hypothetically effective control deck, but the show and the main characters use impractical combo decks and rely on NewPowersAsThePlotDemands to give them the cards they need under any circumstance. Contrast the next series ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where every main character is some sort of genius that relies on careful strategy and setting up plays turns in advance. He'd have fit right in.

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* More likee born in the wrong decade, but Misawa of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' is a BadassBookworm who gradually gets treated with less and less respect (by the characters and writers alike) as the series progresses--he's a highly intelligent and analytical duelist who ultimately comes up with a highly analytical and hypothetically effective control deck, but the show and the main characters use impractical combo decks and rely on NewPowersAsThePlotDemands to give them the cards they need under any circumstance. Contrast the next series ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'', where every main character is some sort of genius that relies on careful strategy and setting up plays turns in advance. He'd have fit right in.
1st Mar '16 1:40:32 PM LordGro
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* ''Literature/GrettirsSaga'': Grettir tries to fashion his life after the model of the monster-slaying heroes of old, and he has the format for it; but his pride, his desire to test his strength, and his aversion to do productive civilian work make him a social misfit in his own time.
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