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22nd Jul '16 8:01:03 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Another commercial, similar to the Trix commercial mentioned above, has Barney steal the cereal from Fred's dreams.
12th Jul '16 11:55:26 PM trixus
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* [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]] is depicted as being like this in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. Everyone hails him as a great hero, but really he just sort of bumbles around and saves the world by an accident, while at the same time trying to negotiate with enemy soldiers (it doesn't work), looting things around Black Mesa, and trying to find anything he can to get high (such as animal tranquilizers). A good example is episode 19: throughout the last few episodes, he had been randomly wandering around, pressing buttons because they looked shiny and shooting zombies who attacked him. Turns out he accidentally turns on a rocket engine that burns a giant monster to death (that he had avoided being crushed by due to sneaking and sheer dumb luck).

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* [[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]] is depicted as being like this in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. Everyone hails him as a great hero, but really he just sort of bumbles around and saves the world by an accident, while at the same time trying to negotiate with enemy soldiers (it doesn't work), looting things around Black Mesa, and trying to find anything he can to get high (such as animal tranquilizers). A good example is episode 19: throughout the last few episodes, he had been randomly wandering around, pressing buttons because they looked shiny and shooting zombies who attacked him. Turns out he accidentally turns on a rocket engine that burns a giant monster to death (that he had avoided being crushed by due to sneaking and sheer dumb luck). The creator justify that if a scientist shoot his way out of an alien invasion, chances are he had a dark side before hell broke loose.
10th Jul '16 4:24:40 PM TheNerfGuy
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** Though this falls under AllThereInTheManual, initial comics showed that the rock men vibrate when they eat the crystals, and doing this in large numbers had caused major earthquakes further up. So the miners' objective was not so much to obtain the crystals for their own sake, but to keep them away from the monsters to prevent natural disasters. YMMV if that improves things or not.

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** Though this falls under AllThereInTheManual, initial comics showed that the rock men vibrate when they eat the crystals, and doing this in large numbers had caused major earthquakes further up. So the miners' objective was not so much to obtain the crystals for their own sake, but to keep them away from the monsters to prevent natural disasters. YMMV if that improves things or not.
27th May '16 9:38:37 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Blog/DasSporking has had to put up with a lot of them. The most well-known examples are Bella and Edward from ''Twilight'', and their expies Anastasia and Christian from ''Fifty Shades of Gray'', but there have been others, like Rose Potter.
6th May '16 7:14:41 AM MaulMachine
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** The point of the setting is that there are no good guys, and the Imperium is the perspective of the human factions. Individual ''characters'' may be heroic, however.
8th Apr '16 4:58:55 AM Vir
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** Barney himself says in a parody: "Damn it, Fred, I just want some of your f***ing cereal." This parody is from Robot Chicken, where Barney kills Fred for his cereal, then kills all the animal appliances for witnessing the crime, then gets hanged.

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** Barney himself says in a parody: "Damn it, Fred, I just want some of your f***ing cereal." This parody is from Robot Chicken, ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'', where Barney kills Fred for his cereal, then kills all the animal appliances for witnessing the crime, then gets hanged.
27th Mar '16 3:55:44 PM supergod
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* Almost every Pantheon in DungeonsAndDragons has fallen into this trope along with DesignatedVillain, primarily because for the sake of not filling half of every book with irrelevant details every god tends to have a favored race in addition to their alignment and domains in any given setting. Sometimes, the UnfortunateImplications are just [[AlwaysChaoticEvil kind of racist]], such as the Elves being almost universally created by an inherently good deity despite their racial history being just as (or more) bloody than 'neutral' humanity's or the 'evil' orcs'. At other times, the dissonance can be pretty jarring, such as inserting good-aligned Nature gods when the long game of the Druids, the most devoted followers of nature, is usually the [[OmnicidalManiac eventual genocide of every sentient race and the levelling of every city and farm]].
28th Feb '16 2:25:03 AM WhatRayDid
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* Almost every Pantheon in DungeonsAndDragons has fallen into this trope along with DesignatedVillain, primarily because for the sake of not filling half of every book with irrelevant details every god tends to have a favored race in addition to their alignment and domains in any given setting. Sometimes, the UnfortunateImplications are just [[AlwaysChaoticEvil kind of racist]], such as the Elves being almost universally created by an inherently good deity despite their racial history being just as (or more) bloody than 'neutral' humanity's or the 'evil' orcs'. At other times, the dissonance can be pretty jarring, such as inserting good-aligned Nature gods when the long game of the Druids, the most devoted followers of nature, is usually the [[OmnicidalManiac eventual genocide of every sentient race and the levelling of every city and farm]].
26th Feb '16 2:05:45 PM MiinU
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* ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Melissa was originally a character in ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', where she was [[AlphaBitch an antagonist]] to Layla Delacroix, the school's [[LovableAlphaBitch most popular girl.]] Despite this, Mel and her coven became popular enough to be given their own SpinOff series, whose crux was to reform her. Except ''[[BeingGoodSucks she refused to change.]]'' Aside from occasional moments of heroism, she remained as shallow, petty, and [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], as before.
25th Feb '16 12:52:49 PM MiinU
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*''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Melissa was originally a character in ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'', where she was [[AlphaBitch an antagonist]] to Layla Delacroix, the school's [[LovableAlphaBitch most popular girl.]] Despite this, Mel and her coven became popular enough to be given their own SpinOff series, whose crux was to reform her. Except ''[[BeingGoodSucks she refused to change.]]'' Aside from occasional moments of heroism, she remained as shallow, petty, and [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], as before.
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