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6th Jan '18 4:44:42 PM Divra
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** Sharpe himself gains shades of this as the series goes on, mostly through interacting with Harris and being immersed in more high-brow environments after becoming an officer. By the time the Peninsular war is over he is regularly seen trading and discussing books with Harris, and even shows some interest in art.
6th Jan '18 11:02:23 AM nombretomado
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** [[TheIronLady Vivienne]] is a prominent member of the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Orlesian court]], who can cut you down as easily with a few choice words, as she can with her spells.

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** [[TheIronLady [[IronLady Vivienne]] is a prominent member of the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Orlesian court]], who can cut you down as easily with a few choice words, as she can with her spells.
4th Jan '18 4:03:44 PM Divra
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* A surprising number show up in ''{{Series/Sharpe}}'', most of them as part of the "AnOfficerAndAGentleman"-schtick.
** Rifleman Harris, one of Sharpe's subordinates, is fluent in several languages and the only one to cart a minor library around Spain. He likes Wordsworth, Voltaire, and, of course, the smutty books by the Marquis de Sade. He is also a member of the elite 95th Rifles, and a Chosen Man of that regiment.
** Captain Frederickson, a grizzled and heavily scarred company commander from the Royal American Rifles, also speaks several languages and spends his free time discussing politics with American expats and French prisoners, admiring the architecture of several Spanish medieval churches, making landscape sketches in pencil and studying to take the Bar exam after the war.
23rd Dec '17 3:34:08 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s BattleButler Alfred Pennyworth is much more than the skinny, soft-spoken, gentleman's gentleman that he appears to be (he's a former [[BritsWithBattleships SAS]] commando, after all).

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s BattleButler Alfred Pennyworth is much more than the skinny, soft-spoken, gentleman's gentleman that he appears to be (he's a former [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships SAS]] commando, after all).
10th Dec '17 11:31:15 AM nombretomado
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* When not playing the cello (a '''[[SmallReferencePools Stradivarius]]''' cello, to be specific) and tending to his priceless art collection (including apparent examples of lost works by famous painters), Stringfellow Hawke blows shit up in his BigDamnGunship, ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. DonaldPBellisario likes his protagonists to be fairly well-heeled.

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* When not playing the cello (a '''[[SmallReferencePools Stradivarius]]''' cello, to be specific) and tending to his priceless art collection (including apparent examples of lost works by famous painters), Stringfellow Hawke blows shit up in his BigDamnGunship, ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. DonaldPBellisario Creator/DonaldPBellisario likes his protagonists to be fairly well-heeled.
23rd Nov '17 4:52:30 AM jormis29
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* Everett Hitch in ''Appaloosa'' is the Far West version of this trope.

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* Everett Hitch in ''Appaloosa'' ''Film/{{Appaloosa}}'' is the Far West version of this trope.



* ''SilenceOfTheLambs'': Hannibal Lecter.

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* ''SilenceOfTheLambs'': ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs'': Hannibal Lecter.
3rd Nov '17 1:32:33 PM Woodrobin
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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. Graduated from Harvard. Wrote several books including history books. Was a skilled amateur scientist (who might have become a genuine scientist if he were interested.) Owned several exotic animals, exotic meaning dangerous and badass, such as bears and badgers. Was also a combat veteran, a skilled horseman, and was once shot in the chest at a public event and kept giving his speech for an hour and a half. While president, he once boxed with a bear. The fight left him blind in one eye for the rest of his life, and he would take up Judo thereafter. He was also a skilled negotiator who hammered out a treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. TR recruited his famous Rough Riders cavalry regiment largely from two groups: cowboys and Harvard football players. He personally had been both.

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* UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt. Graduated from Harvard. Wrote several books including history books. Was a skilled amateur scientist (who might have become a genuine scientist if he were interested.) Owned several exotic animals, exotic meaning dangerous and badass, such as bears and badgers. Was also a combat veteran, a skilled horseman, and was once shot in the chest at a public event and kept giving his speech for an hour and a half.half (it helped that the bullet passed through the text of the 90-minute speech tucked into his jacket, which blunted some of its momentum). While president, he once boxed with a bear. The fight left him blind in one eye for the rest of his life, and he would take up Judo thereafter. He was also a skilled negotiator who hammered out a treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. TR recruited his famous Rough Riders cavalry regiment largely from two groups: cowboys and Harvard football players. He personally had been both.
3rd Nov '17 1:29:06 PM Woodrobin
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* Marvel's BattleButler Edwin Jarvis was RAF boxing champion three years in a row when he was in the service, and subsequently received self-defence training from CaptainAmerica.
3rd Nov '17 1:16:58 PM Woodrobin
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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the Master of the Mystic Arts and former Sorcerer Supreme, is an upper-class former surgeon trained in magic by a Tibetan mystic. To qualify as Sorcerer Supreme he had to go out and force ''Death'' into submission. His manservant, Wong, is much like an Asian version of Alfred.

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* Comicbook/DoctorStrange, the Master of the Mystic Arts and former Sorcerer Supreme, is an upper-class former surgeon trained in magic by a Tibetan mystic. To qualify as Sorcerer Supreme he had to go out to, among other tests, transcend love and force ''Death'' into submission.attachment (by being willing to kill his mentor to save the world), transcend life and death (by fighting desperately against the actual embodiment of death and then completely embracing it as a part of life) and transcend good and evil (by being willing and able to use dark magic to prevent a greater evil without succumbing to temptation or corruption). His manservant, Wong, is much like an Asian version of Alfred.
23rd Oct '17 3:22:35 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'''s protagonist John Rumford is a former USMC infantry officer turned vigilante, revolutionist and eventually general and statesman, as he fights for his people in a bleak post-apocalyptic setting. In addition to his military accomplishments, he also has well-developed interests in history, philosophy and literature, enjoys classical music, and writes haiku. The same story also has a darker example in Captain Halsing, a cultured officer in a [[PuttingOnTheReich nazi-imitating]] militia who is to some extent his evil counterpart, and who meditates on Nietzsche's philosophy in between daring infiltrations and perilous escapes.
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