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20th Jan '17 1:10:14 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ned Stark's decisions are often dismissed as just being HonorBeforeReason, but there are often very good reasons for his choices. He doesn't back Renly's bid for the throne, but replacing one false king with another would ''certainly'' require winning a war and Renly is a bureaucrat with no combat experience. Sure enough, Renly does nothing but divide the forces against the Lannisters. He offers Cersei time to flee before he informs Robert of her infidelity, but as the lover of a notorious kingslayer and the daughter of one of the most powerful warlords in the realm, letting Robert bludgeon her and her children to death in a fit of rage isn't really an option either.
30th Dec '16 8:17:57 PM nombretomado
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* The dwarven noble protagonist in [[DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns this]] Dragon Age fanfiction can is an embodiment of this trope.

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* The dwarven noble protagonist in [[DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns [[Fanfic/DragonAgeTheCrownOfThorns this]] Dragon Age ''Dragon Age'' fanfiction can is an embodiment of this trope.
18th Oct '16 7:35:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Arthur from Series/{{Merlin}} may be the poster boy for "GenreBlind is not dumb". Even if he's convinced that [[DevilInPlainSight Agravaine]] is innocent, he will investigate nonetheless, and came close to arresting him at least twice. He's also a very competent tactician, as you'd expect from [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the commander of an elite army]], and, in more recent episodes, started valuing Merlin's advice above all others (although he'd never admit it).

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* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'':
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Arthur from Series/{{Merlin}} may be the poster boy for "GenreBlind is not dumb". Even if he's convinced that [[DevilInPlainSight Agravaine]] is innocent, he will investigate nonetheless, and came close to arresting him at least twice. He's also a very competent tactician, as you'd expect from [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething the commander of an elite army]], and, in more recent episodes, started valuing Merlin's advice above all others (although he'd never admit it).



* In the Bible Jesus Christ specifically commanded his followers to invoke this. "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." - Matthew 10:16

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* In the Bible Literature/TheBible Jesus Christ specifically commanded his followers to invoke this. "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." - Matthew 10:16
5th Oct '16 12:35:49 PM TheBigBopper
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* Studies have shown that people who're more trusting ''are'' often more capable of telling when others are lying. For more information, see [[Analysis/GoodIsNotDumb the analysis page]].

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* Studies have shown that people who're more trusting ''are'' are often more ''more'' capable of telling when others are lying. For more information, see [[Analysis/GoodIsNotDumb the analysis page]].
21st Sep '16 6:43:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[BeastWars Optimus Primal]], quite possibly the intellectual equal of MagnificentBastard Megatron, and more than once able to let the bad guys play right into his hands. Also a great guy in general, and a friend to all the Maximals under his command. Would rather not have to fight, but is very good at it.
* Ben Tennyson was this during ''Ben10AlienForce'' and some episodes of ''UltimateAlien''. In ''Ben10Omniverse'', [[TookALevelInDumbass on the other hand]]...

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* [[BeastWars [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Optimus Primal]], quite possibly the intellectual equal of MagnificentBastard Megatron, and more than once able to let the bad guys play right into his hands. Also a great guy in general, and a friend to all the Maximals under his command. Would rather not have to fight, but is very good at it.
* Ben Tennyson was this during ''Ben10AlienForce'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and some episodes of ''UltimateAlien''. ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. In ''Ben10Omniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', [[TookALevelInDumbass on the other hand]]...
19th Aug '16 10:03:50 AM DVB
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* SpiderMan certainly has his flaws, he's hot headed, neurotic and can occasionally descend into bouts of self-pity, yet he's still extremely loyal to his loved ones, lives by a very strict ThouShaltNotKill code and above all else, he values responsibility. He also happens to be a genius scientist.

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* SpiderMan certainly has his flaws, flaws; he's hot headed, neurotic and can occasionally descend into bouts of self-pity, yet he's still extremely loyal to his loved ones, lives by a very strict ThouShaltNotKill code and above all else, he values responsibility. He also happens to be a genius scientist.
19th Aug '16 9:59:44 AM DVB
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*** Gokue's Bookdumb nature and naivety as a child was due to being raised by his adoptive grandfather in the middle of nowhere before going to avdenture with Bulma and eventually settling down with Chichi in a small house in the countryside, so he lacked any proper schooling outside of what he learned from Master Roshi and later martial artists.
13th Aug '16 2:31:54 PM Dravencour
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* Touma from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Practically the only skill he has against his enemies is his intellect, as Imagine Breaker has extremely limited range (he has to be literally touching the thing for it to work). He will often let himself take multiple punches that he knows he can manage if it will give him a chance to get in once good shot against his opponent.

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* Touma from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Practically the only skill he has against his enemies is his intellect, as Imagine Breaker has extremely limited range (he has to be literally touching the thing for it to work). He will often let himself take multiple punches that he knows he can manage if it will give him a chance to get in once one good shot against his opponent.
13th Aug '16 2:31:23 PM Dravencour
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Almost inevitably, the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness genuine goodness]] of the character will triumph, often accompanied by the [[HoistByHisOwnPetard comeuppance]] of the disbeliever. The ConMan will be thwarted, the [[JadeColoredGlasses sceptical cynic]] will be surprised by ThePowerOfTrust, and everyone will discover that [[LetsGetDangerous "good" is not a synonym for "clueless victim"]].

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Almost inevitably, the [[IncorruptiblePurePureness genuine goodness]] of the character will triumph, often accompanied by the [[HoistByHisOwnPetard comeuppance]] of the disbeliever. The ConMan will be thwarted, the [[JadeColoredGlasses sceptical skeptical cynic]] will be surprised by ThePowerOfTrust, and everyone will discover that [[LetsGetDangerous "good" is not a synonym for "clueless victim"]].
26th Jul '16 4:23:15 PM nombretomado
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* Arthur in ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. His enemies often assume that because he's nice, unassuming, and prepared to give the benefit of the doubt if possible, he can't be dangerous. Many of them are dead now, and the remaining ones [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2256.htm still haven't learnt]].

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* Arthur in ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''.''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. His enemies often assume that because he's nice, unassuming, and prepared to give the benefit of the doubt if possible, he can't be dangerous. Many of them are dead now, and the remaining ones [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2256.htm still haven't learnt]].
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