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26th May '16 10:40:26 PM PutotyraNoZarus
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** Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]][[/note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidently, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.

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** Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]][[/note]] tie]][[note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidently, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.
25th May '16 11:48:19 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** And the Shaftoes have a tendency toward violence and a gift at ass-kicking. The extraordinary crazy that runs in the family is not something you want to bring up, because you really want them on your side. Unless you outrank them, in which case, feel free to keep telling Bobby Shaftoe to stop mentioning the giant lizard. (It won't do any good.) The same goes for his son and granddaughter,

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** And the The Shaftoes have a tendency toward violence and a gift at ass-kicking. The extraordinary crazy that runs in the family is not something you want to bring up, because you really want them on your side. Unless you outrank them, in which case, feel free to keep telling Bobby Shaftoe to stop mentioning the giant lizard. (It won't do any good.) The same goes for his son and granddaughter,



** Also by Neal Stephenson, ''Literature/SnowCrash'' gives us Hiro Protagonist, who lives in a storage container and is neurotically insecure when it comes to women, but is at the same time, one of the best hackers in the world.
*** And is globally accepted as the world's best swordsman to boot.
*** Although ''that'' one is mostly because he wrote the sword-fighting code for the Metaverse. In reality, he seems to be competent, but the book doesn't make an enormous deal about how good he is with an actual sword.
* [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter]] is one of the most brilliant psychiatrists in the world and also a cannibalistic serial killer. Averted in that they actually ''do'' put him in prison as soon as his "quirk" is discovered, although he continues to write articles for psychiatric publications on a regular basis. The "About the Author" blurb must be a scream.

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** Also by Neal Stephenson, ''Literature/SnowCrash'' gives us Hiro Protagonist, who lives in a storage container and is neurotically insecure when it comes to women, but is at the same time, one of the best hackers in the world.
*** And
world and is globally accepted as the world's best swordsman to boot.
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boot. Although ''that'' one is mostly because he wrote the sword-fighting code for the Metaverse. In reality, he seems to be competent, but the book doesn't make an enormous deal about how good he is with an actual sword.
* [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs ''TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': Dr. Hannibal Lecter]] is one of the most brilliant psychiatrists in the world and also a cannibalistic serial killer. Averted It's averted in that they actually ''do'' put him in prison as soon as his "quirk" is discovered, although he continues to write articles for psychiatric publications on a regular basis. The "About the Author" blurb must be a scream.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[TheDumbledore Albus Dumbledore]]. Aside from the frequent {{plan}}s that usually involved him appearing to do absolutely nothing (getting the school temporarily closed down and Hagrid sent to Azkaban in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]''; getting removed from power in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''; [[spoiler:getting ''killed'']] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''...), there's this gem from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', when at the opening ceremony, he says he'd "like to say a few words":

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[TheDumbledore ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** [[EccenticMentor
Albus Dumbledore]]. Aside from the frequent {{plan}}s that usually involved him appearing to do absolutely nothing (getting the school temporarily closed down and Hagrid sent to Azkaban in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]''; getting removed from power in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]''; [[spoiler:getting ''killed'']] in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''...), there's this gem from ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Philosopher's Stone]]'', when at the opening ceremony, he says he'd "like to say a few words":



** Just look at his clothing. Every time it's described, it is more bizarre and clashing. And the school song in ''Philosopher's Stone''.
** Half of Hogwarts' other staff aren't precisely normal either. The History teacher is a ghost who doesn't recognize his own students and may not even be aware that he's ''dead'' (the only evidence to the contrary being the one time he entered the classroom through the blackboard) and the Divination teacher... doesn't really count as a teacher because ''most'' of the time she's talking out of her behind, when she's not [[TheAlcoholic getting drunk on cooking sherry]]. Oh, and Hagrid's [[FluffyTamer love of terrifying creatures]] makes him quite suited for the Care of Magical Creatures class. Although most of them (with the exception of Hagrid) aren't particularly odd within wizard society.
** Few of them can hold a candle to Severus Snape. He's wildly condescending, overly dramatic, openly disparaging of students he doesn't like, displays undisguised favoritism for Slytherin students and makes no secret that he utterly loathes Harry Potter...but he's also one of, if not the, greatest Potions master in the world and is a damn good teacher when he wants to be.

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** Just look at his clothing. Every time it's described, it is more bizarre and clashing. And the school song in ''Philosopher's Stone''.\n
** Half of Hogwarts' other staff aren't precisely normal either. is strange. The History teacher is a ghost who doesn't recognize his own students and may not even be aware that he's ''dead'' (the only evidence to the contrary being the one time he entered the classroom through the blackboard) and the Divination teacher... teacher doesn't really count as a teacher because ''most'' of the time she's talking out of her behind, when she's not [[TheAlcoholic getting drunk on cooking sherry]]. Oh, and Hagrid's [[FluffyTamer love of terrifying creatures]] makes him quite suited for the Care of Magical Creatures class. Although most of them (with the exception of Hagrid) aren't particularly odd within wizard society.
** Few of them can hold a candle to Severus Snape. He's Snape is wildly condescending, overly dramatic, openly disparaging of students he doesn't like, displays undisguised favoritism for Slytherin students and makes no secret that he utterly loathes Harry Potter...but he's also one of, if not the, greatest Potions master in the world and is a damn good teacher when he wants to be.



* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos: Ponix Enaz is Dnnac Ledo's ambassador-to-everywhere and also a strange, puzzle game-obsessed, ditz. Despite these quirks, he's helped maintain peace between elves and mortal races for centuries on a planet where both sides are so scared of each other that they'd jumpon any chance to go to war again. In the words of his daughter, "Yes, he is (a flake) but he's a good ambassador".

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos: Ponix Enaz is Dnnac Ledo's ambassador-to-everywhere and also a strange, puzzle game-obsessed, ditz. Despite these quirks, he's helped maintain peace between elves and mortal races for centuries on a planet where both sides are so scared of each other that they'd jumpon jump on any chance to go to war again. In the words of his daughter, "Yes, he is (a flake) but he's a good ambassador".
25th May '16 11:44:38 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos: Ponix Enaz is Dnnac Ledo's ambassador-to-everywhere and also a strange, puzzle game-obsessed, ditz. Despite these quirks, he's helped maintain peace between elves and mortal races for centuries on a planet where both sides are so scared of each other that they'd join on any chance to go to war again. In the words of his daughter, "Yes, he is (a flake) but he's a good ambassador".

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos: Ponix Enaz is Dnnac Ledo's ambassador-to-everywhere and also a strange, puzzle game-obsessed, ditz. Despite these quirks, he's helped maintain peace between elves and mortal races for centuries on a planet where both sides are so scared of each other that they'd join on jumpon any chance to go to war again. In the words of his daughter, "Yes, he is (a flake) but he's a good ambassador".
25th May '16 11:43:43 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* Butters from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. The best pathologist in the city... but he loves polka music more than is healthy and wears bunny slippers.
** From the point of view of the {{muggle}}s, Harry himself. The cops at Special Investigations put up with his proclamations that he's a wizard because he gets results[[note]]since he really ''is'' a wizard[[/note]].
*** Also, the Wardens recruit him despite his severe authority issues (especially regarding the White Council) and history of dark magic because he's one of the only really powerful wizards left and is famous for rebelling against the Council, so if someone so anti-council is on their side, they ''must'' be doing the right thing.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
**
Butters from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. The is the best pathologist in the city... but he loves polka music more than is healthy and wears bunny slippers.
** From Harry himself from many view points:
***From
the point of view of the {{muggle}}s, Harry himself.{{muggle}}s, . The cops at Special Investigations put up with his proclamations that he's a wizard because he gets results[[note]]since he really ''is'' a wizard[[/note]].
*** Also, ***Also, the Wardens recruit him Harry despite his severe authority issues (especially regarding the White Council) and history of dark magic because he's one of the only really powerful wizards left and is famous for rebelling against the Council, so if someone so anti-council is on their side, they ''must'' be doing the right thing.



* Miracle Max in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. He's clearly got a few screws loose (and honestly, who ever heard of a miracle worker named"Max"?) but he ''did'' get the job done.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Pretty much everyone, or at least the main recurring characters, falls into this trope.
** The Librarian of Unseen University is an orangutan. He didn't start out that way, he got accidentally transformed and decided he prefers it. He hasn't been replaced or transformed back against his wishes because a) he's still very good at his job (in fact, he's probably ''better'' at it than he was before[[note]] He can shelve books with his feet and fearlessly read books that Man (note the specification) was not meant to know[[/note]]) and b) an adult male orangutan is considerably stronger than an adult male human, and the Librarian is not necessarily averse to expressing his displeasure physically. It doesn't hurt that bananas are cheaper than an actual salary. These days, if someone told the wizards that there was an orangutan in the library, they would probably ask the Librarian if he'd seen it.
** The Bursar of the university is literally insane. Subverted slightly in that he has to take dried frog pills in order to perform his job, but played straight in that the dried frog pills don't actually make him sane, they just make him ''hallucinate'' that he's sane, that he's a bursar, and, incidentally, that he can fly.[[note]]And when a wizard hallucinates that he can fly, it's a bit... different from anyone else hallucinating they can fly. He's not allowed above the second floor, though. Archchancellor's orders.[[/note]]
** Continuing with the Unseen University staff, there's Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully. By most people's standards he's no stranger than other wizards, but to other wizards he's completely mad. He not only enjoys but actively encourages healthy exercise, puts a homemade and highly volatile condiment on everything he eats, and is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. He handles most matters through ObfuscatingStupidity, on the assumption that if someone is still trying to explain something to him after several minutes, it must be important. At the same time, he brought stability to [=UU=], ending the tradition of KlingonPromotion by being pretty much unkillable himself.

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* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'': Miracle Max in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. He's has clearly got a few screws loose (and honestly, who ever heard of a miracle worker named"Max"?) named "Max"?) but he ''did'' get the job done.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Pretty much everyone, Everyone, or at least the main recurring characters, falls into this trope.
** The Librarian of Unseen University is an orangutan. He didn't start out that way, he got accidentally transformed and decided he prefers it. He hasn't been replaced or transformed back against his wishes because a) he's still very good at his job (in fact, he's probably ''better'' at it than he was before[[note]] He can shelve books with his feet and fearlessly read books that Man (note the specification) was not meant to know[[/note]]) and b) an adult male orangutan is considerably stronger than an adult male human, and the Librarian is not necessarily averse to expressing his displeasure physically. It doesn't hurt also helps that bananas are cheaper than an actual salary. These days, if someone told the wizards that there was an orangutan in the library, they would probably ask the Librarian if he'd seen it.
** The Bursar of the university is literally insane. Subverted slightly It's downplayed in that he has to take dried frog pills in order to perform his job, but played straight in that the dried frog pills they don't actually make him sane, they just make him ''hallucinate'' that he's sane, that he's a bursar, and, incidentally, that he can fly.[[note]]And when [[note]]When a wizard hallucinates that he can fly, it's a bit... different from anyone else hallucinating they can fly. He's not allowed above the second floor, though.floor. Archchancellor's orders.[[/note]]
** Continuing with the Unseen University staff, there's Archchancellor Mustrum Ridcully. By most people's standards he's no stranger than other wizards, but to other wizards he's completely mad. He not only enjoys but actively encourages healthy exercise, puts a homemade and highly volatile condiment on everything he eats, and is about as subtle as a sledgehammer. He handles most matters through ObfuscatingStupidity, on the assumption that if someone is still trying to explain something to him after several minutes, it must be important. At the same time, he brought stability to [=UU=], ending the tradition of KlingonPromotion by being pretty much unkillable himself.



*** It's implied that he started out as something of a Ditz, but is now just ObfuscatingStupidity, ''most of the time''.
** Also, Otto Chriek is a damn good photographer and a pretty nice guy, helpful to anyone who needs it... and a vampire who obsesses over photography like most vampires obsess over blood. And regularly harmed or reduced to ashes (he gets better) by the flash, much to bystanders' consternation.
*** This is common amongst reformed vampires: [[AddictionDisplacement channel the obsession away from blood]] and onto a subject which is less likely to get you staked. The one with a coffee obsession was particularly memorable.
** Similarly, Jeremy Clockson, a clockmaker with no sense of fun who is, in fact, ''too sane''.

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*** It's implied that he started out as something of a Ditz, but ** This is now just ObfuscatingStupidity, ''most of common amongst reformed vampires: [[AddictionDisplacement channel the time''.
** Also,
obsession away from blood]] and onto a subject which is less likely to get you staked. The one with a coffee obsession was particularly memorable. There's also Otto Chriek Chriek, who is a damn good photographer and a pretty nice guy, helpful to anyone who needs it... and a vampire who obsesses over photography like most vampires obsess over blood. And He's regularly harmed or reduced to ashes (he gets better) by the flash, much to bystanders' consternation.
*** This is common amongst reformed vampires: [[AddictionDisplacement channel the obsession away from blood]] and onto a subject which is less likely to get you staked. The one with a coffee obsession was particularly memorable.
** Similarly, Jeremy Clockson, a clockmaker with no sense of fun who is, in fact, ''too sane''.



* Pretty much any Waterhouse (see below re: mathematicians) or Shaftoe from Creator/NealStephenson's ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' or ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle''.

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* Pretty much any Waterhouse (see below re: mathematicians) or Shaftoe from Creator/NealStephenson's ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' and ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle'': Any Waterhouse (see below re: mathematicians) or ''Literature/TheBaroqueCycle''.Shaftoe



*** Also, his grandson, Randy Waterhouse, who has a strange obsession with Capt. Crunch cereal, and tends to use computer, [=DnD=] or Tolkien analogies to explain things. He's also one of, if not the, best network engineers in the world. And later on, he finds his grandfather's cryptology notes...

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*** ** Also, his grandson, Randy Waterhouse, who has a strange obsession with Capt. Crunch cereal, and tends to use computer, [=DnD=] or Tolkien analogies to explain things. He's also one of, if not the, best network engineers in the world. And later on, he finds his grandfather's cryptology notes...



*''Literature/JourneyToChaos: Ponix Enaz is Dnnac Ledo's ambassador-to-everywhere and also a strange, puzzle game-obsessed, ditz. Despite these quirks, he's helped maintain peace between elves and mortal races for centuries on a planet where both sides are so scared of each other that they'd join on any chance to go to war again. In the words of his daughter, "Yes, he is (a flake) but he's a good ambassador".



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Is the Doctor in the house? Especially in his days acting as [[TheBrigadier UNIT's]] scientific advisor... and wearing an anachronistic velvet jacket and a cape. Or a scarf long enough to touch both sides of the English Channel. Or a... whatever [[http://dailypop.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/c_baker.jpg this is supposed to be.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Is the Doctor in the house? Especially in house?
** The First Doctor routinely abused ScrewPolitenessImASenior, repeatedly tried to ditch his first companions Ian and Barbara on any planet that looked like Earth (he eventually grew fond of them) and kept flip-flopping between dangerously capable and dangerously senile.
** In
his days acting as [[TheBrigadier UNIT's]] scientific advisor... and wearing an anachronistic velvet jacket and a cape. Or a scarf long enough to touch both sides of the English Channel. Or a... whatever [[http://dailypop.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/c_baker.jpg this is supposed to be.]]



** Pretty much his behavior from day one; the First Doctor routinely abused ScrewPolitenessImASenior, repeatedly tried to ditch his first companions Ian and Barbara on any planet that looked like Earth (he eventually grew fond of them) and kept flip-flopping between dangerously capable and dangerously senile.
* Is Series/{{House}} even a [[InconvenientHippocraticOath doctor]]? Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. And is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes. {{Lampshade}}d by Cuddy and Wilson in the episode ''Let Them Eat Cake'':

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** Pretty much his behavior from day one; the First Doctor routinely abused ScrewPolitenessImASenior, repeatedly tried to ditch his first companions Ian and Barbara on any planet that looked like Earth (he eventually grew fond of them) and kept flip-flopping between dangerously capable and dangerously senile.
* Is Series/{{House}} even a [[InconvenientHippocraticOath doctor]]? doctor]]?
**
Like Sherlock Holmes upon whom he was modeled, Dr. Gregory House definitely qualifies as a BunnyEarsLawyer. He uses comatose patients for cupholders, watches sports with clinic patients, avoids seeing his own patients as long as possible, has a bedside manner akin to Lex Luthor when he finally ''does'' see them, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking refuses to wear a tie]], tie]][[/note]] A fun little real life note about the tie. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidently, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win! [[/note]], plays with his gameboy/cane/ball while his patients code, and has a running commentary on Cuddy's boobs. And He is a JerkAss every chance he gets, apparently for his own entertainment. This apparently improves his thinking processes.
** This is lampshaded in ''the first episode'' when Cuddy says, word by word, '''The sonofabitch is the best doctor we have.'''
**It is
{{Lampshade}}d by Cuddy and Wilson in the episode ''Let Them Eat Cake'':



** Admittedly, his coworkers tend to overlook his quirks partially because House is such a brilliant doctor, but also in large part because eccentricity is ''the least'' of his problems.
** Funny business about the tie, actually. In 2007, Britain's NHS has passed rules banning [[http://www.nctimes.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_990cfc31-a3e0-538c-8be2-fba174edc1cc.html doctors from wearing long-sleeved shirts and ties]] in state-funded hospitals. The reason? Ties are worn daily but almost never washed, [[FridgeLogic making them travelling petri dishes for hospital born-infections like MRSA]]. Perhaps House sees a way to flaunt convention and, incidently, [[FridgeBrilliance save patient lives]]. A win-win!



** Lampshaded even earlier on when Cuddy says, word by word, '''The sonofabitch is the best doctor we have.'''



** Cuddy mentions at one point that the hospital actually has an annual budget which is basically "House is getting sued" funds, the justification being that House, while being a complete asshole loose cannon, is such a damn good doctor that the hospital doesn't really care that he apparently is threatened with legal action on a fairly regular basis. The reason? '''House is that damn good.'''
*** And just to drive it home, she points out that despite all his assholing and loose cannoning and blowing up MRI machines and smacking patients in the gut with his cane and all manner of other abuses... this fund is ''under budget''. Meaning either the budget is huge, or [[ArsonMurderAndLifesaving House's brilliance and the fact that he saves lives means that his patients rarely resort to legal action.]]
** It later turns out House isn't the only one; Doctor Amber "Cutthroat-Bitch" Volakis earned her nickname soon after being introduced. She later gains insight into the fact that since she doesn't care about being liked, she ''has'' to be right all the time, or she isn't any good to the people around her who already dislike her.
* The best example on ''Series/{{ER}}'' is Doctor Romano, who mostly just gets away with being an asshole to everybody but occassionally pulls more bizarre stunts, such as bringing in and operating on his own dog. No one dares suggest that it's inappropriate to operate on a dog and the incident is never mentioned again.

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** Cuddy mentions at one point that the hospital actually has an annual budget which is basically "House is getting sued" funds, the justification being that House, while being a complete asshole loose cannon, is such a damn good doctor that the hospital doesn't really care that he apparently is threatened with legal action on a fairly regular basis. The reason? '''House is that damn good.'''
*** And just
''' Just to drive it home, she points out that despite all his assholing and loose cannoning and blowing up MRI machines and smacking patients in the gut with his cane and all manner of other abuses... this fund is ''under budget''. Meaning either the budget is huge, or [[ArsonMurderAndLifesaving House's brilliance and the fact that he saves lives means that his patients rarely resort to legal action.]]
** It later turns out His coworkers tend to overlook his quirks partially because House is such a brilliant doctor, but also in large part because eccentricity is ''the least'' of his problems.
**
House isn't the only one; Doctor Amber "Cutthroat-Bitch" Volakis earned her nickname soon after being introduced. She later gains insight into the fact that since she doesn't care about being liked, she ''has'' to be right all the time, or she isn't any good to the people around her who already dislike her.
* The best example on ''Series/{{ER}}'' is *''Series/{{ER}}'': Doctor Romano, who Romano mostly just gets away with being an asshole to everybody but occassionally pulls more bizarre stunts, such as bringing in and operating on his own dog. No one dares suggest that it's inappropriate to operate on a dog and the incident is never mentioned again.
17th May '16 9:47:06 PM annette12
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* Mr. Smee from ''Disney/PeterPan'' is a bumbling idiot who can't even fight his own shadow. He offends/provokes his captain regularly, messes up at every turn and more! by all reason he should have been keelhauled long ago. But for some reason, Hook lets him stay. This might also be an example of ''BewareTheSillyOnes'' because it's entirely possible that he has more control over his captain than we might realize.
16th May '16 10:40:25 AM rafi
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* How could anyone forget Georges Hautecourt from ''Disney/TheAristocats''? Tarara-boum-di-ey!

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* How could anyone forget Georges Hautecourt from ''Disney/TheAristocats''? Tarara-boum-di-ey!''Disney/TheAristocats''. He takes "you're only as old as you feel" to heart despite being genuinely really old, yet Madame loves that about him and has kept him as her lawyer for decades.
14th May '16 7:40:02 PM nombretomado
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* Wildcat from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. When actually in touch with reality, he demonstrated MacGyver-level feats of improvisational engineering.

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* Wildcat from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. When actually in touch with reality, he demonstrated MacGyver-level Series/MacGyver-level feats of improvisational engineering.
8th May '16 7:55:37 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po starts out as a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments. By the end of the first movie, and remaining so throughout the second, he becomes a BadAss kung fu master capable of plowing through hordes of {{mooks}} with ease and going toe-to-toe with other masters... and who is still a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments.
** This is further shown in the animated series, where Po is still disobedient, undisciplined, gluttonous, clumsy, accident prone, and the biggest fanboy on the block, but can learn highly advanced techniques after seeing them one time (Including one that blind anyone who sees it performed... which he not once, but repeatedly after learning it, forgets to close his eyes so he doesn't blind himself.) and can even master techniques from reading about them that Master Shifu is unable to perform.
* How could anyone forget Georges Hautecourt from ''Disney/TheAristocats''? Tarara-boum-di-ey!
* Mr. Smee from ''Disney/PeterPan'' is a bumbling idiot who can't even fight his own shadow. He offends/provokes his captain regularly, messes up at every turn and more! by all reason he should have been keelhauled long ago. But for some reason, Hook lets him stay. This might also be an example of ''BewareTheSillyOnes'' because it's entirely possible that he has more control over his captain than we might realize.



* How could anyone forget Georges Hautecourt from ''Disney/TheAristocats''? Tarara-boum-di-ey!



* Mr. Smee from Peter Pan is a bumbling idiot who can't even fight his own shadow. He offends/provokes his captain regularly, messes up at every turn and more! by all reason he should have been keelhauled long ago. But for some reason, Hook lets him stay. This might also be an example of ''BewareTheSillyOnes'' because it's entirely possible that he has more control over his captain than we migh realize.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Po starts out as a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments. By the end of the first movie, and remaining so throughout the second, he becomes a BadAss kung fu master capable of plowing through hordes of {{mooks}} with ease and going toe-to-toe with other masters... and who is still a humorous bumbling glutton prone to extremely awkward moments.
** This is further shown in the animated series, where Po is still disobedient, undisciplined, gluttonous, clumsy, accident prone, and the biggest fanboy on the block, but can learn highly advanced techniques after seeing them one time (Including one that blind anyone who sees it performed... which he not once, but repeatedly after learning it, forgets to close his eyes so he doesn't blind himself.) and can even master techniques from reading about them that Master Shifu is unable to perform.



7th May '16 8:27:51 PM nombretomado
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*** After history is changed by them traveling to the past, Fargo finds himself the head of GD, although this is revealed to be because his grandfather, a prominent Eureka scientist in the old days, was never a HumanPopsicle in this timeline and pulled strings to get Doug the position. It's the old version of Fargo who ends up turning the position into more than a YesMan job for the [=DoD=]. He also finds himself a girlfriend (played by FeliciaDay) who's just as quirky and nerdy as him.
* The doctor who delivers Phoebe's babies on ''{{Friends}}'' is obsessed with [[HappyDays Fonzie]], brings him up constantly and insists on watching ''Series/HappyDays'' every day, even if he's delivering a baby while doing so. He's also the head of the department and delivers triplets without a hitch.

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*** After history is changed by them traveling to the past, Fargo finds himself the head of GD, although this is revealed to be because his grandfather, a prominent Eureka scientist in the old days, was never a HumanPopsicle in this timeline and pulled strings to get Doug the position. It's the old version of Fargo who ends up turning the position into more than a YesMan job for the [=DoD=]. He also finds himself a girlfriend (played by FeliciaDay) Creator/FeliciaDay) who's just as quirky and nerdy as him.
* The doctor who delivers Phoebe's babies on ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' is obsessed with [[HappyDays Fonzie]], Fonzie, brings him up constantly and insists on watching ''Series/HappyDays'' every day, even if he's delivering a baby while doing so. He's also the head of the department and delivers triplets without a hitch.
6th May '16 6:50:58 AM aye_amber
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* Sunny Breeze is absolutely this in RacerAndTheGeek, even if he's relatively less quirky than many of the examples here. Switches constantly between the three languages he speaks, knows more about firearms than the rest of the bank security outfit put together, drinks spirits like water, personally owns enough gear to outfit a fireteam, is afraid of talking to girls, and is a ShellShockedVeteran with an itchy trigger finger. He keeps his job for two reasons. Firstly, he is one of the few who can do the job. Secondly, His boss is his longtime friend. Thirdly, he is a very competent fighter with amazing instincts and a strong sense of honor. Fourthly, he hasn't crossed the line so such an extent as to demand something be done about him. In one chapter, they discuss that Sunny is likely one single WhamEpisode away from being terminated, should anything happen that even being friends with the boss can't settle. Think of it this way: Sunny's idea of what to do if being a guard doesn't work out is to return to being a freelance mercenary! Being a BEL in this fic is not a good thing whatsoever.

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* Sunny Breeze is absolutely this in RacerAndTheGeek, Fanfic/RacerAndTheGeek, even if he's relatively less quirky than many of the examples here. Switches constantly between the three languages he speaks, knows more about firearms than the rest of the bank security outfit put together, drinks spirits like water, personally owns enough gear to outfit a fireteam, is afraid of talking to girls, and is a ShellShockedVeteran with an itchy trigger finger. He keeps his job for two reasons. Firstly, he is one of the few who can do the job. Secondly, His boss is his longtime friend. Thirdly, he is a very competent fighter with amazing instincts and a strong sense of honor. Fourthly, he hasn't crossed the line so such an extent as to demand something be done about him. In one chapter, they discuss that Sunny is likely one single WhamEpisode away from being terminated, should anything happen that even being friends with the boss can't settle. Think of it this way: Sunny's idea of what to do if being a guard doesn't work out is to return to being a freelance mercenary! Being a BEL in this fic is not a good thing whatsoever.
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