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21st Jun '17 6:12:01 PM Willbyr
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->''"Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.)"''
-->-- '''Creator/RobertAHeinlein'''

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->''"Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also
not replace or remove without starting a fool.)"''
-->-- '''Creator/RobertAHeinlein'''
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->''"Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.)"''
-->-- '''Creator/RobertAHeinlein'''

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11th Jun '17 4:04:59 PM MadCat221
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* Batman in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' initially has no fear of death, which he thinks gives him power but is in fact why he can't find the motivation to escape Bane's prison. He needs to find something to be afraid of or he'll be useless. Bane points this out by saying, "You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''."

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* Batman in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' initially has no fear of death, which he thinks gives him power but is in fact why he can't find the motivation to escape Bane's prison. He needs to find something to be afraid of or he'll be useless. Bane points this out by saying, "You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''.''[[FateWorseThanDeath severe]]''."
2nd May '17 3:27:13 AM Couran
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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', kender suffer the triplet afflictions of an extreme sense of curiosity, a low tolerance for boredom, and a very limited capacity for fear -- most kender only ever experience it through magic designed to terrify people, such as that broadcast by dragons or powerful undead, and even then, it's very muted. This unholy combination of traits makes them prone to doing ''very'' ChaoticStupid things, and is one of the reasons why they are TheScrappy for D&D players.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', kender suffer the triplet quadruple afflictions of an extreme sense of curiosity, a low tolerance for boredom, zero understanding of property ownership and a very limited capacity for fear -- most kender only ever experience it through magic designed to terrify people, such as that broadcast by dragons or powerful undead, and even then, it's very muted. This unholy combination of traits makes them prone to doing ''very'' ChaoticStupid things, and is one of the reasons why they are TheScrappy for D&D players.
2nd May '17 3:23:03 AM Couran
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** The Literature/{{Space Wol|f}}ves invoke this with their assault units. Where most Chapters have their Marines progress as both Devastators and Tactical marines before having demonstrated they have the skill to don a jetpack and chainsword, the Bloodclaws and Skyclaws are the Wolves' newest recruits, being both young and stupid enough to try CrazyEnoughToWork tactics. By contrast, their Long Fangs are much OlderAndWiser, having abandoned the GlorySeeker ways of their youth.

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** The Literature/{{Space Wol|f}}ves invoke this with their assault units. Where most Chapters have their Marines progress as both Devastators and Tactical marines Assault Marines before having demonstrated they have the skill to don a jetpack stand and chainsword, the sense not to rush in are moved to the maine battle line as Tactical Marines, the Bloodclaws and Skyclaws are the Wolves' newest recruits, being both young and stupid enough to try CrazyEnoughToWork tactics. By contrast, their Long Fangs are much OlderAndWiser, having abandoned the GlorySeeker ways of their youth.
16th Apr '17 2:51:16 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''SpaceWolf'', Ragnar is unable to tell whether the nightgangers attacking them are that brave or that mindless.

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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''SpaceWolf'', ''Literature/SpaceWolf'', Ragnar is unable to tell whether the nightgangers attacking them are that brave or that mindless.
9th Apr '17 8:36:16 AM Malady
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* ''[[VideoGame/MightAndMagic Might & Magic VIII]]'', with the artifact Berserker Belt. It raises the Might stat to obscene levels and grants immunity to fear... at the considerable expense of both Accuracy and Armor Class. The trope is mentioned in the flavor text, describing the belt as a failed attempt to create an ultimate warrior.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MightAndMagic Might & Magic VIII]]'', with the artifact Berserker Belt. It raises the Might stat to obscene levels and grants immunity to fear... at the considerable expense of both Accuracy and Armor Class. The trope is mentioned in the flavor text, FlavorText, describing the belt as a failed attempt to create an ultimate warrior.
6th Mar '17 9:40:12 PM jccw227
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* When Ralph Malph from ''Series/HappyDays'' became paralyzed with fear over an upcoming tornado, they had a doctor hypnotize him to be brave. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ended up working too well]] and turned him into this trope, deliberately putting himself in danger for the sake of it. The managed to snap him out of it before the tornado hit, only to discover he truly was brave all along when he pushed Richie out of the way when a bookshelf almost fell on him.

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* When Ralph Malph from ''Series/HappyDays'' became paralyzed with fear over an upcoming tornado, they had a doctor hypnotize him to be brave. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ended up working too well]] and turned him into this trope, deliberately putting himself in danger for the sake of it. The managed to snap him out of it before the tornado hit, only to discover he [[CowardlyLion truly was brave all along along]] when he pushed Richie out of the way when a bookshelf almost fell on him.
20th Feb '17 7:23:27 PM ChrisX
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* Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo: Leeroy certainly doesn't care that he's aggroing a lot of whelps that can lead to his death. All he cares about is that he's not chicken and will face on those threats singlehandedly without any silly plans. Time's up, let's do this, '''LEEROOOOOOOOY JEEEEEENKIIINNNNSSS!!!'''
11th Feb '17 1:08:10 PM Medinoc
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** At one point, earlier, Cain's aide Jurgen offers to come on a mission. Cain is not sure whether this is courage or being too stupid to realize the danger. Amberley Vail, having seen much of Jurgen over the years, isn't sure either.

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** At one point, earlier, Cain's aide Jurgen offers to come on a mission. Cain is not sure whether this is courage or being too stupid to realize the danger. [[note]]The answer may also be "too emotionless to feel fear".[[/note]] Amberley Vail, having seen much of Jurgen over the years, isn't sure either.
2nd Feb '17 11:45:01 PM BattleMaster
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* While Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' doesn't do this in the way ascribed to most shonen heroes, she is still equally guilty of it. As the episodes go on it becomes more and more clear that she does things even her hardened comrades consider incredibly reckless, and one loses count of the number of times she nearly gets herself killed over the course of the series. It's almost a running joke that Batou will specifically tell her to "not do anything stupid" and she'll do it anyway. In-universe, it's actually quite common for [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul heavily cyberized individuals to begin to have loss of emotional reaction]], and the Major muses on it frequently, wondering if she still counts as "real" when only her brain is organic.

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* While Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' doesn't do this in the way ascribed to most shonen heroes, she is still equally guilty of it. As the episodes go on it becomes more and more clear that she does things even her hardened comrades consider incredibly reckless, and one loses count of the number of times she nearly gets herself killed over the course of the series. It's almost a running joke that Batou will specifically tell her to "not do anything stupid" and she'll do it anyway. In-universe, it's actually quite common for [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul heavily cyberized individuals to begin to have loss of emotional reaction]], response]], and the Major muses on it frequently, wondering if she still counts as "real" when only her brain is organic.
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