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1st Aug '17 1:21:16 PM Will
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* Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, has been held up for centuries as the [[KnightInShiningArmor exemplar of chivalric virtue]], loyal, honourable, pious, noble and kind, admired by friend and foe alike, his name a byword for heroism and goodness. He was also one of the most effective military commanders of his day, in a large part because of his extremely practical approach to war - he demanded discipline and professionalism from both his cavalry and infantry (who other French commanders of the age disdained as a rabble), and made extensive use of espionage and reconnaissance to maintain awareness of his enemies' movements. In other words, he was the complete opposite of the stereotype of the idiot aristocrat whose only tactic is "charge".
18th Jul '17 6:56:24 PM StClair
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* Superman, in [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries his latest animated incarnation]], got to show and/or prove this a lot. It's not hard to surprise or confuse him with something he's never seen before, especially in the early episodes, when he was fresh off the farm and just beginning his heroic career. But if you try the same trick on him more than once, you'll find that he's figured out ''exactly'' what your deal is and how to stop you. Compare how befuddled he was by [[OutsideContextProblem Mxyzptlk]] during their first encounter with how he almost effortlessly owns the imp every time after that.


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* Superman, in [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries his latest animated incarnation]], got to show and/or prove this a lot. Sometimes he's surprised by something he's never seen before, especially in the early episodes, when he was fresh off the farm and just beginning his heroic career. But if you try the same trick on him more than once, you'll find that he's figured out ''exactly'' what your deal is and how to stop you. Compare how befuddled he was by [[OutsideContextProblem Mxyzptlk]] during their first encounter with how he almost effortlessly owns the extradimensional imp every time after that.
18th Jul '17 6:51:57 PM StClair
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----->'''''Batman:''''' I ''am'' a softy and I do try to see the best in people... but that doesn't mean I'm ''stupid.''

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----->'''''Batman:''''' --->'''''Batman:''''' I ''am'' a softy and I do try to see the best in people... but that doesn't mean I'm ''stupid.''



---->'''Castle Heterodyne:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Wulfenbach sparks are known for their oversized machinery, you know.]] [Agatha blushes.]

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---->'''Castle -->'''Castle Heterodyne:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Wulfenbach sparks are known for their oversized machinery, you know.]] [Agatha blushes.]


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* Superman, in [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries his latest animated incarnation]], got to show and/or prove this a lot. It's not hard to surprise or confuse him with something he's never seen before, especially in the early episodes, when he was fresh off the farm and just beginning his heroic career. But if you try the same trick on him more than once, you'll find that he's figured out ''exactly'' what your deal is and how to stop you. Compare how befuddled he was by [[OutsideContextProblem Mxyzptlk]] during their first encounter with how he almost effortlessly owns the imp every time after that.
14th Jul '17 3:20:22 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** The same book also notes that good characters may not even be too trusting and take the information of aforementioned example at a face value - all of it may be a villain's trap, or worse.

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** The same book also notes that good characters may not don't have to be even be too trusting and take the information of aforementioned example at a face value - all of it may be a villain's trap, or worse.after all.
6th Jul '17 12:06:33 PM hszmv1
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** And then there's Rattrap, who generally wins his fights by a combination of this and GoodIsNotNice.
** Rhinox. It's telling that when he was turned evil by Megatron, Optimus did not order a rescue attempt. Rather, he figured that if there was anyone on his own team who would be capable of outsmarting him in a coup, it would be Rhinox and Megatron might not have realized how cunning his newest addition to the team truly was.
11th Jun '17 9:12:11 PM nombretomado
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* Garlot of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' may not be very smart to begin with, but he has a very sensitive nature that allows him to accurately read and understand his rivals and enemies' motivations. As his adventures start to gain him more and more street cred, it's his overwhelmingly gentle and compassionate heart that manages to win the hearts of his entire country--including those very rivals and enemies, more often than not. We get to see in [[YggdraUnion the future]] just how much Bronquia [[HundredPercentAdorationRating really appreciates]] having a leader who's kind, just, and ''competent.''

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* Garlot of ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion'' may not be very smart to begin with, but he has a very sensitive nature that allows him to accurately read and understand his rivals and enemies' motivations. As his adventures start to gain him more and more street cred, it's his overwhelmingly gentle and compassionate heart that manages to win the hearts of his entire country--including those very rivals and enemies, more often than not. We get to see in [[YggdraUnion [[VideoGame/YggdraUnion the future]] just how much Bronquia [[HundredPercentAdorationRating really appreciates]] having a leader who's kind, just, and ''competent.''
29th May '17 7:53:09 AM erforce
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-->--''Literature/GoodOmens'', Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman

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-->--''Literature/GoodOmens'', -->-- ''Literature/GoodOmens'', Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman



* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Ray is definitely TheHeart of the team--he seems genuinely excited to explore the supernatural, as opposed to [[TheStoic Egon]] (who's almost purely cerebral), [[DeadpanSnarker Peter]] (who's a grade-A cynic), and [[OnlySaneMan Winston]] (who's the most practical person in the group). He's also extremely polite and considerate, even trying ''diplomacy'' with a PhysicalGod in the first film. But don't mistake his kind soul for a soft head--he's a certified genius in the fields of metallurgy, history (both ancient and contemporary), anthropology, and the paranormal in general. He's also just as good a shot with his proton pack as the other three, and Lord help you if you [[PapaWolf threaten a child on his watch]]. Ray's even able to turn his [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers genuine belief in the good of people]] into a weapon in the climax of the second movie--he determines that the only way to break through the shell of slime (which is powered by negative emotions) is by tapping into the "few sparks of sweet humanity" in New York, which inspires the 'busters to [[spoiler: mobilize the Statue of Liberty with positively-empowered slime, a plan that succeeds beautifully.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', the original ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' duology, Ray is definitely TheHeart of the team--he seems genuinely excited to explore the supernatural, as opposed to [[TheStoic Egon]] (who's almost purely cerebral), [[DeadpanSnarker Peter]] (who's a grade-A cynic), and [[OnlySaneMan Winston]] (who's the most practical person in the group). He's also extremely polite and considerate, even trying ''diplomacy'' with a PhysicalGod in the [[Film/Ghostbusters1984 first film.film]]. But don't mistake his kind soul for a soft head--he's a certified genius in the fields of metallurgy, history (both ancient and contemporary), anthropology, and the paranormal in general. He's also just as good a shot with his proton pack as the other three, and Lord help you if you [[PapaWolf threaten a child on his watch]]. Ray's even able to turn his [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers genuine belief in the good of people]] into a weapon in the climax of the [[Film/GhostbustersII second movie--he movie]]--he determines that the only way to break through the shell of slime (which is powered by negative emotions) is by tapping into the "few sparks of sweet humanity" in New York, which inspires the 'busters to [[spoiler: mobilize the Statue of Liberty with positively-empowered slime, a plan that succeeds beautifully.]]
23rd May '17 4:28:22 AM redandready45
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* ''FanFic/AVerySecretDiary'': Tom Riddle looks down at Ginny, belittle her as a dumb little pawn. Ginny, however, ends up figuring out Tom's web of lies, and by combining willpower and the concern of her friends and family, ends up delaying his plans by several weeks, and is able to deduce his true origins.

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* ''FanFic/AVerySecretDiary'': ''FanFic/TheVerySecretDiary'': Tom Riddle looks down at Ginny, belittle belittling her as a dumb little pawn. Ginny, however, ends up figuring out Tom's web of lies, and by combining willpower and the concern of her friends and family, ends up delaying his plans by several weeks, and is able to deduce his true origins.
5th May '17 9:30:25 AM Gravidef
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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', Ray is definitely TheHeart of the team--he seems genuinely excited to explore the supernatural, as opposed to [[TheStoic Egon]] (who's almost purely cerebral), [[DeadpanSnarker Peter]] (who's a grade-A cynic), and [[OnlySaneMan Winston]] (who's the most practical person in the group). He's also extremely polite and considerate, even trying ''diplomacy'' with a PhysicalGod in the first film. But don't mistake his kind soul for a soft head--he's a certified genius in the fields of metallurgy, history (both ancient and contemporary), anthropology, and the paranormal in general. He's also just as good a shot with his proton pack as the other three, and Lord help you if you [[PapaWolf threaten a child on his watch]]. Ray's even able to turn his [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers genuine belief in the good of people]] into a weapon in the climax of the second movie--he determines that the only way to break through the shell of slime (which is powered by negative emotions) is by tapping into the "few sparks of sweet humanity" in New York, which inspires the 'busters to [[spoiler: mobilize the Statue of Liberty with positively-empowered slime, a plan that succeeds beautifully.]]
29th Apr '17 12:38:37 PM AlgaeNymph
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** The same book also notes that good characters may not even be too trusting and take the information of aforementioned example at a face value - all of it may be a villain's trap o worse.

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** The same book also notes that good characters may not even be too trusting and take the information of aforementioned example at a face value - all of it may be a villain's trap o trap, or worse.
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