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27th Aug '15 2:17:56 PM eroock
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->''Well, obviously, Lionel Tribbey is a brilliant lawyer whom we cannot live without, or there would be very little reason not to put him in prison.'' -->--'''President Bartlet''', ''Series/TheWestWing''
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->''Well, ->''"Well, obviously, Lionel Tribbey is a brilliant lawyer whom we cannot live without, or there would be very little reason not to put him in prison.'' -->--'''President "'' -->-- '''President Bartlet''', ''Series/TheWestWing''
27th Mar '15 5:45:57 PM ANTMuddle
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Some characters have pervasive or extremely noticeable personality quirks, but somehow remain faithfully employed because they are just that good at what they do. Coworkers, superiors, and friends are willing to overlook certain informalities because of this (e.g. a hypothetical highly successful lawyer who happens to wear fuzzy pink bunny ears during all his cases) so long as they get the job done and cause a minimal amount of intentional problems. This is a cost/benefit ordeal: if they weren't so good at their job or their quirks were too obstructive, no employer would consider them a necessary sacrifice for sanity.
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Some characters have pervasive or extremely noticeable personality quirks, but somehow remain faithfully employed because they are just that good at what they do. Coworkers, superiors, and friends are willing to overlook certain informalities because of this (e.g. a hypothetical highly successful lawyer who happens to wear fuzzy pink bunny ears during all his cases) so long as they get the job done and cause a minimal amount of intentional problems. This is a cost/benefit ordeal: if they weren't so good at their job or their quirks were too obstructive, no employer would consider them a necessary sacrifice for sanity. sanity. Not an unusual trait in the RagtagBunchOfMisfits.
11th Jan '15 1:51:34 AM 102372
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->''"Well, obviously, Lionel Tribbey is a brilliant lawyer whom we cannot live without, or there would be very little reason not to put him in prison."'' -->-- '''President Bartlet''', ''Series/TheWestWing''
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->''"Well, ->''Well, obviously, Lionel Tribbey is a brilliant lawyer whom we cannot live without, or there would be very little reason not to put him in prison."'' -->-- '''President '' -->--'''President Bartlet''', ''Series/TheWestWing''

Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or [[Series/LostInSpace "Dr. Smith"]]; the Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th." There are lots of Bunny-Ears Lawyers out there (we had to make subpages because of how many), mainly because having the character be an expert allows the writers to plausibly put them in any situation they want while the quirks make the characters interesting and unique. There is some TruthInTelevision to this trope--[[AluminumChristmasTrees we had a whole Real Life section for them!]] Authorities in educational or professional environments will sometimes ignore quirks, especially if they don't have any relevance to the degree or job at hand. While you're unlikely to see something as extreme as an actual bunny ears-wearing lawyer, you ''will'' find plenty of examples of people who remain employed despite their personal peculiarities.
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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or [[Series/LostInSpace "Dr. Smith"]]; "[[Series/LostInSpace Dr. Smith]]"; the Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th." 10th". There are lots of Bunny-Ears Lawyers out there (we had to make subpages because of how many), mainly because having the character be an expert allows the writers to plausibly put them in any situation they want while the quirks make the characters interesting and unique. There is some TruthInTelevision to this trope--[[AluminumChristmasTrees we had a whole Real Life section for them!]] them]]! Authorities in educational or professional environments will sometimes ignore quirks, especially if they don't have any relevance to the degree or job at hand. While you're unlikely to see something as extreme as an actual bunny ears-wearing lawyer, you ''will'' find plenty of examples of people who remain employed despite their personal peculiarities.

Remember: In order for a character to qualify he must keep his job through sheer unquestionable competence. Sometimes you have incompetent characters that happen to be quirky and keep their jobs through means that have nothing to do with their competence. That is not this trope. If they are actually competent yet they are seen as "renegade" due to their unusual behavior and often are at risk of being fired for their unusual quirks, you are looking at TheLastDJ instead. Also, in order to qualify, the character should have an unusual quirk or eccentricity, and not just be slightly more informal than his colleagues. This Trope is only for people who ''work'' for other people. If someone's ''boss'' is like this, see TheWonka.
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Remember: In order for a character to qualify he must keep his job through sheer unquestionable competence. Sometimes you have incompetent characters that happen to be quirky and keep their jobs through means that have nothing to do with their competence. That is not this trope. If they are actually competent yet they are seen as "renegade" due to their unusual behavior and often are at risk of being fired for their unusual quirks, you are looking at TheLastDJ instead. Also, in order to qualify, the character should have an unusual quirk or eccentricity, and not just be slightly more informal than his colleagues. colleagues. This Trope trope is only for people who ''work'' for other people. If someone's ''boss'' is like this, see TheWonka.
21st Oct '14 10:32:20 AM avon
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Remember: In order for a character to qualify he must keep his job through sheer unquestionable competence. Sometimes you have incompetent characters that happen to be quirky and keep their jobs through means that have nothing to do with their competence. That is not this trope. If they are actually competent yet they are seen as "renegade" due to their unusual behavior and often are at risk of being fired for their unusual quirks, you are looking at TheLastDJ instead.
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Remember: In order for a character to qualify he must keep his job through sheer unquestionable competence. Sometimes you have incompetent characters that happen to be quirky and keep their jobs through means that have nothing to do with their competence. That is not this trope. If they are actually competent yet they are seen as "renegade" due to their unusual behavior and often are at risk of being fired for their unusual quirks, you are looking at TheLastDJ instead. instead. Also, in order to qualify, the character should have an unusual quirk or eccentricity, and not just be slightly more informal than his colleagues.
29th Sep '14 4:02:38 AM maedar
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This Trope is only for people who ''work'' for other people. If someone's ''boss'' is like this, see TheWonka.
28th Sep '14 12:46:10 PM TheUnknownUploader
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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or "Dr. Smith"; the Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th."
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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or [[Series/LostInSpace "Dr. Smith"; Smith"]]; the Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th."
19th Aug '14 12:42:28 PM SWFMax
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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or "Dr. Smith"; the BunnyEarsLawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th." There are lots of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Lawyers]] out there (we had to make subpages because of how many), mainly because having the character be an expert allows the writers to plausibly put them in any situation they want while the quirks make the characters interesting and unique. There is some TruthInTelevision to this trope--[[AluminumChristmasTrees we had a whole Real Life section for them!]] Authorities in educational or professional environments will sometimes ignore quirks, especially if they don't have any relevance to the degree or job at hand. While you're unlikely to see something as extreme as an actual bunny ears-wearing lawyer, you ''will'' find plenty of examples of people who remain employed despite their personal peculiarities.
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Much like the GeniusDitz, it is a strange mixture of brilliant and bizarre. Their quirks don't seem to be ''intrinsic'' to success, a la CrazyAwesome, and the unexpected quirks only tend to bother new characters who don't know them well. Compare the InsufferableGenius, whose quirk is more often just being a {{Jerkass}}. The InsufferableGenius might insist everyone address him as "sir" or "Dr. Smith"; the BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Lawyer might not answer unless addressed as "Grand Duchess Abigail Chester Wilson Snapdragon Lemmywinks Brian Brain [=McFisticuffs=] the Negative 10th." There are lots of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Lawyers]] Lawyers out there (we had to make subpages because of how many), mainly because having the character be an expert allows the writers to plausibly put them in any situation they want while the quirks make the characters interesting and unique. There is some TruthInTelevision to this trope--[[AluminumChristmasTrees we had a whole Real Life section for them!]] Authorities in educational or professional environments will sometimes ignore quirks, especially if they don't have any relevance to the degree or job at hand. While you're unlikely to see something as extreme as an actual bunny ears-wearing lawyer, you ''will'' find plenty of examples of people who remain employed despite their personal peculiarities.
24th Jul '14 10:54:28 PM TARINunit9
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There are lots of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Lawyers]] out there (we had to make subpages because of how many), mainly because having the character be an expert allows the writers to plausibly put them in any situation they want while the quirks make the characters interesting and unique. There is some TruthInTelevision to this trope--[[AluminumChristmasTrees just check out the Real Life section]]. Authorities in educational or professional environments will sometimes ignore quirks, especially if they don't have any relevance to the degree or job at hand. While you're unlikely to see something as extreme as a bunny ears-wearing lawyer, you ''will'' find plenty of examples of people who remain employed despite their personal peculiarities.
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There are lots of [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Ears Lawyers]] out there (we had to make subpages because of how many), mainly because having the character be an expert allows the writers to plausibly put them in any situation they want while the quirks make the characters interesting and unique. There is some TruthInTelevision to this trope--[[AluminumChristmasTrees just check out the we had a whole Real Life section]]. section for them!]] Authorities in educational or professional environments will sometimes ignore quirks, especially if they don't have any relevance to the degree or job at hand. While you're unlikely to see something as extreme as a an actual bunny ears-wearing lawyer, you ''will'' find plenty of examples of people who remain employed despite their personal peculiarities.
9th Jul '14 7:11:48 PM Willbyr
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6th May '14 12:20:16 AM karstovich2
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American quote, American spelling. It'd be the same were it the reverse.
[[caption-width-right:214:Alan Shore for the defense, your Honour.]]
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[[caption-width-right:214:Alan Shore for the defense, your Honour.Honor.]]
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