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21st Apr '17 8:28:52 AM gb00393
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** This trait is why Stannis values Davos above all his other vassals.

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** This trait is why Stannis values Davos above all his other "nobler" vassals.
13th Apr '17 6:26:17 AM shonengirl
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* One of Soren's biggest character traits in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' duology. Ike admits that he appreciates Soren for being able to bring up issues the others have difficulty doing.

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* One of Soren's [[TheSpock Soren]]'s biggest character traits in the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' duology. Ike [[TheHero Ike]] admits that he appreciates Soren for being able to bring up issues the others have difficulty doing.doing.
** Ike himself as well, though more out of lack of social skills initially. He really is never one to mince his words, whether it be sarcastically bursting someone's bubble, or telling off the senators of Benignon out loud in front of all of them to hear.
9th Apr '17 11:25:30 AM Valiona
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** In a somewhat similar vein to Fujita, Chisa Sakane, advisor to the Yumachi mahjong club in Shinohayu, openly admits that she's an advisor in name only, and doesn't even want to do the little that she's doing, since it's extra work for no pay. According to the ClubPresident, though, she's kinder than she lets on, and she drops hints that she's not entirely satisfied with how things are.

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** In a somewhat similar vein to Fujita, Chisa Sakane, advisor to the Yumachi mahjong club in Shinohayu, openly admits that she's an advisor in name only, and doesn't even want to do the little that she's doing, since it's extra work for no pay. According to the ClubPresident, though, she's kinder than she lets on, and she drops hints that she's not entirely satisfied with how things are.are, and it turns out that she has no desire to push the students too hard.



* In ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', the protagonists do not shy away from telling others that they'll go to hell if they don't convert, or that the recently deceased unsaved (including good people or those close to the listener) ''have'' gone to hell.
** In "The Slugger" (as well as "The Superstar"), the main character's gardener isn't shy about telling him that he thinks he's nothing without Christ in his life, earning him a rebuke. When the athlete finds out he's dying of cancer and asks his gardener if he's going to hell, the gardener says "[[BluntYes Yes... but you don't have to]]," and recalls the time a "real friend" had the guts to tell him the same thing. The athlete accepts and bequeaths his fortune to his gardener.
** Similarly, in "The Star," Daisy, a cleaning woman, tells Douglas Ford that she thinks his films are "dirty" and won't see him, that he's a sinner who's on his way to hell, and Cardinal Rooney, who says otherwise, is just a sycophant after his money. Like in the previous case, the actor converts.
** In "Somebody Goofed," an old man takes a similar approach when talking to a boy about an overdose victim, but this time, it turns out to not be the best idea. A man who turns out to be the Devil in disguise mocks his harsh stance and offers a more moderate alternative, thereby causing the boy to reject the old man's pitch.
** In "Wounded Children," David, having struggled with his sexuality all his life, is bluntly told that while Jesus can save him and forgive his sins, he'll also have to give up on being gay.



** Tywin is never one to spare someone's feelings in his analysis of their deficiencies. Perhaps his most noteworthy example is when he explains what a terrible king Joffrey was... in front of his mother... right next to Joffrey's corpse.

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** Tywin is never one to spare someone's feelings in his analysis of their deficiencies. Perhaps his most noteworthy example is when he explains tells Tommen what a terrible king his older brother Joffrey was... in front of his mother... right next to Joffrey's corpse.



** In "Hardhome", Jon bluntly admits to shooting Mance Rayder, which understandably enrages the wildlings until Tormund explains it was a MercyKill.

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** In "Hardhome", Jon bluntly admits to fatally shooting Mance Rayder, which understandably enrages the wildlings until Tormund explains it was a MercyKill.



** When a guy confesses to Ai, she bluntly shoots him down and says that he's not good-looking enough for her, and justifies her response by saying that there's no point in getting his hopes up. If, however, you tell her that's "downright cruel," [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust you reverse the social link]].

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** When a guy confesses to Ai, she bluntly shoots him down and says that he's not good-looking enough for her, and justifies her response by saying that there's no point in getting his hopes up.up, simply because she's convinced herself that looks are all that matter (having invested so much of her self-worth in her beauty). If, however, you tell her that's "downright cruel," [[YouLoseAtZeroTrust you reverse the social link]].
5th Apr '17 5:20:20 PM AnoneMouseJr
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* ''FanFic/TheDifferentverse'': Moondancer is straightforward, to the point, and at times, downright blunt. It's part of why Twilight likes having her around, because Moondancer won't hold back when Twilight's unwittingly offending someone. Such a moment is later revealed to have been key to their becoming friends in the first place.
1st Apr '17 9:55:33 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' [[AntiHero Yuri]] [[BadassNormal Lowell]] (almost) doesn't have tact at all. This includes when talking to ''incredibly'' important people like the future Emperor. When he needs to avoid being honest, he tends to rely on ExactWords and YouDidntAsk. [[BloodKnight Judith]] leans in this regard too, as does [[TeenGenius Rita]], for different reasons; Judith because she's a CloudCuckooLander who self admits to being bad at lying, Rita because she has NoSocialSkills.
29th Mar '17 4:00:11 PM bt8257
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Since everybody in TV land spends all day [[FawltyTowersPlot desperately lying their way out of situations]], one of the more reliable gags is to create a situation where you'd imagine the characters would lie, and have them be perfectly honest and straightforward instead. Sometimes this can separate a polite person from an impolite person, since a brutally honest character may say exactly what's on their mind. This is a hallmark of the CausticCritic.

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Since everybody in TV land spends all day [[FawltyTowersPlot desperately lying their way out of situations]], one of the more reliable gags is to create a situation where you'd imagine the characters would lie, and have them be perfectly honest and straightforward instead. Sometimes this can separate a polite person from an impolite person, since a brutally honest character may say exactly what's on their mind. This is a A hallmark of the CausticCritic.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZuN0xXWLc Big Bill Hell's,]] originally produced for a faux award show called ''The Ad Follies'', runs on this trope.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZuN0xXWLc Big Bill Hell's,]] Hell's]], originally produced for a faux award show called ''The Ad Follies'', runs on this trope.
25th Mar '17 2:39:17 PM gb00393
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** Benjen tells Jon in no uncertain terms that he is no better than anyone else at the Wall; they are all brothers.

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** When Jon arrives with a pretty entitled attitude due to his rather privileged upbringing in a castle, Benjen tells Jon in no uncertain terms that he is no better than anyone else at the Wall; they are all brothers.brothers: ''A man gets what he earns when he earns it''. It works.
24th Mar '17 5:47:21 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheTunnel'': Elise speaks her mind without a filter, to the point of inadvertently offending people. She gets told off by Carl for this, but refuses to lie.
13th Mar '17 1:06:01 AM lalalei2001
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' a stone ogre hates liars and only accepts the truth, even when it's negative. She asks the trolls if she's ugly, to which Amethyst agrees, but when Mica lies and says she's gorgeous she flies into a rage and attacks him.
12th Mar '17 5:31:34 PM nombretomado
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* Deandra The New Girl from ''TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', and is not the least bit ashamed by it.

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* Deandra The New Girl from ''TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'', and is not the least bit ashamed by it.
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