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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.
15th Apr '17 7:47:04 AM Mzingalwa
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* Emma of ''Manga/ThePromisedNeverland'' is frequently criticized for being naive and idealistic, however she does frequently demonstrate this trope. Most notably [[spoiler: figuring out that Ray sacrificed members of the orphanage to experiment with the transmitters. She forgives him, but makes it clear that he won't get a third chance if he does anything like that again.]]

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* Emma of ''Manga/ThePromisedNeverland'' is frequently criticized for being naive and idealistic, however she does frequently demonstrate this trope. Most notably [[spoiler: figuring out that Ray sacrificed members of the orphanage to experiment with the transmitters. She forgives him, [[DeathGlare but makes it clear that he she won't get a third chance tolerate it if he does anything like that again.]] ]]]]
15th Apr '17 7:44:54 AM Mzingalwa
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* Emma of ''Manga/ThePromisedNeverland'' is frequently criticized for being naive and idealistic, however she does frequently demonstrate this trope. Most notably [[spoiler: figuring out that Ray sacrificed members of the orphanage to experiment with the transmitters. She forgives him, but makes it clear that he won't get a third chance if he does anything like that again.]]
2nd Apr '17 10:40:30 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** The same book also notes that good characters may not even be too trusting - all of it may be a villain's trap after all.

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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 after all.o worse.
2nd Apr '17 10:37:14 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** The same book also notes that good characters may not even be too trusting - all of it may be a villain's trap after all.
26th Mar '17 7:20:46 AM 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.

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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.either.
** Talisa, along with Catelyn and Edmure, insist that Lord Karstark should be imprisoned for the duration of the war as insurance against the Karstarks' loyalty. This despite having just seen the ''recently murdered corpses of the Lannister boys she tended to''.
18th Mar '17 9:40:39 PM 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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