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6th Sep '16 6:28:43 PM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Yukimura is intelligent and is very good at taking in the bigger picture, and using that knowledge to manipulate people into doing what he wants without ever having to fight himself.
2nd Sep '16 6:53:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Elphin the Bard from ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', who is the brains of [[LaResistance the West Isles resistence]] while Lalam is the heart and Echidna is the brawns and leader. [[spoiler: He is also Prince Mildain of Etruria, thought to have died in an accident, but no one is supposed to know that. At least not until the war is over and he can return home safely.]]

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* Elphin Every protagonist in ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' is one. There's no fighting option (that would contradict the Bard point of the genre) so you have to outsmart the bad guys to survive.
* This is the predominant hero in Creator/{{Sierra}}'s games
from the 80s, including ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'', ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' and numerous one shots. Very few of them had fighting options, requiring the protagonist - and player - to use his head.
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''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', Seals]]'':
** Elphin,
who is the brains of [[LaResistance the West Isles resistence]] while Lalam is the heart and Echidna is the brawns and leader. [[spoiler: He is also Prince Mildain of Etruria, thought to have died in an accident, but no one is supposed to know that. At least not until the war is over and he can return home safely.]]



* Commander Shepard of ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Shepard will be a Guile Hero if played strongly Paragon and a MagnificentBastard if played strongly Renegade.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Commander Shepard of ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Shepard will be a Guile Hero if played strongly Paragon and a MagnificentBastard if played strongly Renegade.


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* ''Westernanimation/InspectorGadget'': Seeing as her uncle is an IdiotHero and she's just a young girl, Penny fits this role more often than not.
25th Aug '16 1:09:56 PM Bookgirl18
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*Nate Ford, ''Series/Leverage'', who is the mastermind of a group of criminals that take down criminals.
23rd Aug '16 1:32:41 PM OgreProdigy
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* Most of the fun of ReZero comes from the fact that [[TheHero Subaru]] has [[ActionSurvivor nothing on his side]] but [[GroundhogDayLoop immortality]] and guile. In each of the arcs, his ability to resolve it instead of dying horribly comes from his ability to figure out how to [[HeelFaceTurn recruit]] or manipulate the various antagonists into doing his job for him.
16th Aug '16 8:18:53 PM PaulA
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* Alianne of Pirate's Swoop, the protagonist of the ''Literature/TortalUniverse'' series ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. Alianne of Pirates Swoop. She's a spy, chosen by a [[TheTrickster trickster god]], and she can't let her allies know her true identity. She lives entirely off her wits.

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* Alianne of Pirate's Swoop, the protagonist of the ''Literature/TortalUniverse'' ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' series ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. Alianne of Pirates Swoop. She's a spy, chosen by a [[TheTrickster trickster god]], and she can't let her allies know her true identity. She lives entirely off her wits.
16th Aug '16 8:17:49 PM PaulA
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* Miles Vorkosigan of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' and the [[BigBadassFamily the rest of the Vorkosigan family]] qualifies, each with their own signature brand of guile:
** In ''Shards of Honor'' and as Regent, Aral marshals his legitimate power and deeper-laid plans to play the TheChessmaster. (But [[IDidWhatIHadToDo only out of harsh necessity]].)

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Miles Vorkosigan of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' and the [[BigBadassFamily the rest of the Vorkosigan family]] qualifies, each with their own signature brand of guile:
guile.
** In ''Shards of Honor'' ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'' and as Regent, Aral marshals his legitimate power and deeper-laid plans to play the TheChessmaster. (But [[IDidWhatIHadToDo only out of harsh necessity]].)
13th Aug '16 12:04:02 PM DVB
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* Shawn Spencer is big on fooling people with his fake psychic powers in ''Series/{{Psych}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Psych}}'' was doing this before the Mentalist with the protagonist Shawn Spencer is big on fooling people Spencer. Posing as a "psychic detective," he uses nothing more but his sublime deduction skills from a childhood of intense training from his father along with eidetic memory (inherited from his fake psychic powers in ''Series/{{Psych}}''.mother) to charm people, catch bad guys and solve cases.
** Even when he is acting goofy, there is some level of this. His goofy demeanor and tendency to show-off means alot of criminals, especially those who pride themselves on their cleverness, underestimate him only to get hoodwinked and caught.
12th Aug '16 7:17:25 AM Ominae
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12th Aug '16 7:08:31 AM Ominae
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[[caption-width-right:350:Handling a hostage situation, Kuroda style.]]
10th Aug '16 9:07:21 AM 32_Footsteps
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* To the [[ChaoticNeutral limited degree]] that Sam Starfall can be considered a hero, he's a Guile Hero. He's not particularly smart, technologically speaking, and he's not particularly strong - at one point being beaten up when he tried to steal candy from a baby - but his ability to cause mayhem through words alone is impressive. For example, at one point he managed to prevent Florence from being cryo-frozen by dressing up as the head of cryogenics (despite only approximately appearing human), lying his tentacular butt off, and even managing to trick the CorruptCorporateExecutive into getting his tongue stuck to a freezing tube. It might be other people who come up with the ultimate plan, but if any stage of it involves manipulation, it's Sam who gets to do that part, and [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02496.htm sometimes he'll just do it on the spur of the moment]].

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* To the [[ChaoticNeutral limited degree]] that Sam Starfall of ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' can be considered a hero, he's a Guile Hero. He's not particularly smart, technologically speaking, and he's not particularly strong - at one point being beaten up when he tried to steal candy from a baby - but his ability to cause mayhem through words alone is impressive. For example, at one point he managed to prevent Florence from being cryo-frozen by dressing up as the head of cryogenics (despite only approximately appearing human), lying his tentacular butt off, and even managing to trick the CorruptCorporateExecutive into getting his tongue stuck to a freezing tube. It might be other people who come up with the ultimate plan, but if any stage of it involves manipulation, it's Sam who gets to do that part, and [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02496.htm sometimes he'll just do it on the spur of the moment]].
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