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30th Nov '16 8:35:00 AM EmpressMatilda
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**in another case, after spotting a wanted poster of her which mentioned her illiteracy, she noticed two men watching and talking about her, so she grabbed a book and pretended to read, after which the men stopped looking at her
26th Nov '16 8:58:14 PM eowynjedi
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* Benjamin Sisko on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has to be more cunning than most Starfleet captains, placed as he is in a post where he's as much a local political figure as he is a military commander.

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* Benjamin Sisko on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has to be more cunning than most Starfleet captains, placed as he is in a post where he's as much a local political figure as he is a military commander. He's excellent at manipulating his adversaries and finding chinks in their armor (literal or metaphorical) to exploit.




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* The title character of ''Series/DoctorSynTheScarecrow'' crafts his ScaryScarecrow persona to intimidate his own smugglers, but since his day job is as a vicar, he almost always refrains from violence. Instead, he uses his trusted position to gather information and use it against the army. When he discovers a traitor in his group, he concocts a ruse that will satisfy his smugglers' desire for vengeance, terrify any other would-be turncoats out of the notion, ''and'' keep from actually killing the traitor by holding a KangarooCourt and [[DeathFakedForeYou fake hanging]].
15th Nov '16 2:15:22 AM TheSinful
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* Corrin from ''Fanfic/CorrinReacts''. He's a fair bit smarter than his canonical counterpart, managing to hatch plans that almost always work. [[spoiler: He is also the resident member of the Antic Order.]]


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* Ranma Saotome shows shades of this in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2693964/1/ The Demon's Contract]]'' after he's sent back in time to shortly after he first met the Tendos. For example, he ruins Ryoga's reputation right from the start by showing up at the time of their duel and when Ryoga doesn't show, Ranma loudly declares him a coward. When Ryoga comes back a week later, no one is willing to buy that he got lost for a week. Furthermore, Ranma immediately tells Nabiki and Akane that Ryoga has a Jusenkyo curse that turns him into a piggy and has used it to snuggle girl's chests or sleep in their beds.
12th Nov '16 6:20:28 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/TheInvisibleLibrary'', Irene often uses such tactics. In the first chapter, she has just spent weeks establishing her HarmlessLadyDisguise as a servant in a school, a task which included cleaning floors and eating porridge for breakfast every day. She hopes that her next assignment will enable her to live in a luxury hotel with her undercover identity.
11th Nov '16 2:27:26 AM Veanne
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* ''WebOriginal/LegendyPolskie'' have Twardowski, who outsmarts the devil. More than once.
5th Nov '16 3:42:28 PM WillBGood
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* The heroine Manga/CutieHoney does this in her original incarnation and 90's OVA's. While other adaptations turn her into an [[IdiotHero idiot heroine]], her first manga series portrayed her as a very clever woman, WiseBeyondTheirYears that used several tactics including charm, manipulation, distraction and lies to advance her investigations and go straight to the source of the evil. Unlike the most [[MagicalGirlWarrior magical girl warriors]] that this manga inspired, she didn't resorted into ass kicking immediately, favoring detective work, stealth and the simple solution. But, of course, when the time for fight does come, she becomes unbeatable. And similar to the way she manipulates to achieve her goals, during fights she is never ashamed of using whatever type of [[CombatPragmatism dirty tricks]] she feels necessary.

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* The heroine Manga/CutieHoney Anime/CuteyHoney does this in her original incarnation and 90's OVA's. While other adaptations turn her into an [[IdiotHero idiot heroine]], her first manga series portrayed her as a very clever woman, WiseBeyondTheirYears that used several tactics including charm, manipulation, distraction and lies to advance her investigations and go straight to the source of the evil. Unlike the most [[MagicalGirlWarrior magical girl warriors]] that this manga inspired, she didn't resorted into ass kicking immediately, favoring detective work, stealth and the simple solution. But, of course, when the time for fight does come, she becomes unbeatable. And similar to the way she manipulates to achieve her goals, during fights she is never ashamed of using whatever type of [[CombatPragmatism dirty tricks]] she feels necessary.
3rd Nov '16 8:42:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Most ''Anime/YuGiOh'' protagonists qualify, possibly one advantage of using card games as SeriousBusiness. Both Kaiba and Jonouchi could do it the old way if they had to, but it was rare that it was necessary. The only series in the franchise with a near-blanket exception is [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds the third one]], where most of the main cast is from the Satellite slums and had to adopt considerable martial skills to survive.
31st Oct '16 7:12:50 PM euan112358
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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': Being from our world, the SelfInsert, Jeremiah Cross, is downright MadeOfPlasticine compared to the WorldOfBadass that is ''Franchise/OnePiece'', and is barely able to handle {{Mooks}} in a straight-up fight. He makes up for it with his knowledge of the story, his tactical thinking, his silver tongue, and his penchant for triggering BerserkButtons.

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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': Being from our world, the SelfInsert, Jeremiah Cross, is downright MadeOfPlasticine compared to the WorldOfBadass that is ''Franchise/OnePiece'', and is barely able to handle {{Mooks}} in a straight-up fight. He makes up for it with his knowledge of the story, his tactical thinking, his silver tongue, and his penchant for triggering BerserkButtons.{{Berserk Button}}s.
31st Oct '16 7:12:12 PM euan112358
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* ''Fanfic/ThisBites'': Being from our world, the SelfInsert, Jeremiah Cross, is downright MadeOfPlasticine compared to the WorldOfBadass that is ''Franchise/OnePiece'', and is barely able to handle {{Mooks}} in a straight-up fight. He makes up for it with his knowledge of the story, his tactical thinking, his silver tongue, and his penchant for triggering BerserkButtons.
--> '''Cross:''' ''Nobody'' withstands my words.
29th Oct '16 6:14:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres. His ability to think more logically than most is both his biggest strength and weakness; there are times when one needs to act on intuition, and he has a near compulsive need to understand what he's dealing with before reacting.

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* ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Harry James Potter-Evans-Verres. His ability to think more logically than most is both his biggest strength and weakness; there are times when one needs to act on intuition, and he has a near compulsive need to understand what he's dealing with before reacting.
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