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26th Jul '16 7:58:47 PM DoctorCooper
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* Sen. Claire [=McCaskill=] of Missouri is either this or a {{Magnificent B|astard}}itch, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment depending on your political leanings]]. Going in to 2012, her seat was considered to be a dead-certain Republican pickup, the only question being whether the next Republican Senator would be businessman John Brunner or the state's Treasurer, Sarah Steelman. So what does she do? Run ads "attacking" the third-runner, Congressman Todd Akin as "too conservative for Missouri", hoping to bait the Tea Party movement into pushing him over the top. It worked, and just two weeks later, Akin made his infamous "[[WhatTheHellHero legitimate]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology rape]]" comments, effectively screwing himself out of a victory. Come Election Day, and she won by ''16 points'' (55% to 39%).

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* Sen. Claire [=McCaskill=] of Missouri is either this or a {{Magnificent B|astard}}itch, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment depending on your political leanings]]. Going in to 2012, her seat was considered to be a dead-certain Republican pickup, the only question being whether the next Republican Senator would be businessman John Brunner or the state's Treasurer, Sarah Steelman. So what does she do? Run ads "attacking" the third-runner, Congressman Todd Akin as "too conservative for Missouri", hoping to bait the Tea Party movement into pushing him over the top. It worked, and just two weeks later, Akin made his infamous "[[WhatTheHellHero legitimate]] [[ArtisticLicenseBiology "[[ArtisticLicenseBiology legitimate rape]]" comments, effectively screwing himself out of a victory. Come Election Day, and she won by ''16 points'' (55% to 39%).
1st Jul '16 8:48:44 AM siberia82
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%%* Frey from ''Film/{{Elysium}}''.
%%* Richard Kimble in ''Film/TheFugitive''.



%%* Paul Rusesabagina, in ''Film/HotelRwanda''.
%%* Captain Ramius in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''.



%%* Film/JamesBond, of course, with a splash of ActionHero, the mixture depending on the Bond in question.



%%* Harvey Milk in his biopic, ''Film/{{Milk}}''.
%%* Jason tries to be this in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
%%* [[OceansEleven Danny Ocean]], Charlie Croker, etc.
%%* Coca-Cola manager [=MacNamara=] from ''Film/OneTwoThree''.
%%* Ed Du Bois is the only individual in ''Film/PainAndGain'' who can be even remotely described as clever.
%%* Caesar from ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''.



%%* Nathan Muir of ''Film/SpyGame''.
%%* [[NoNameGiven The Princess]] in ''The Triumph of Love''.


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* ''Film/XMen'': Professor X's manipulative side is hinted in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' and ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', where Magneto and the Phoenix suggest that Xavier has been doing whatever he can to keep Logan at the school. Magneto even directly asks him this, something Charles never directly refutes, instead changing the topic.
-->'''Professor X:''' I've put him on the path. Logan's mind is still fragile.\\
'''Magneto:''' Is it? Or are you just afraid of losing one of your precious X-Men?
** This is the Phoenix's observation:
--->'''Phoenix''': What, you think [the Professor's] not in your head, too? Look at you, Logan. He's ''tamed'' you.
%%* Frey from ''Film/{{Elysium}}''.
%%* Richard Kimble in ''Film/TheFugitive''.
%%* Paul Rusesabagina, in ''Film/HotelRwanda''.
%%* Captain Ramius in ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''.
%%* Film/JamesBond, of course, with a splash of ActionHero, the mixture depending on the Bond in question.
%%* Harvey Milk in his biopic, ''Film/{{Milk}}''.
%%* Jason tries to be this in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
%%* [[OceansEleven Danny Ocean]], Charlie Croker, etc.
%%* Coca-Cola manager [=MacNamara=] from ''Film/OneTwoThree''.
%%* Ed Du Bois is the only individual in ''Film/PainAndGain'' who can be even remotely described as clever.
%%* Caesar from ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''.
%%* Nathan Muir of ''Film/SpyGame''.
%%* [[NoNameGiven The Princess]] in ''The Triumph of Love''.
17th Jun '16 5:07:16 PM Someoneman
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* Relena Peacecraft from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', as the precursor to the aforementioned ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' heroines, also exhibits this. Being an ActualPacifist means she may not do a lot overtly, especially when her allies are all [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]], but she learns how to make exceptional use of her charisma, empathy, and speaking skills to oppose the globe-spanning military-industrial complex which has been manipulating the planet into war for generations. Her real SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome comes when [[spoiler:said complex convinces her to become their figurehead leader, and she parlays that into '''complete control of the organization''' merely by convincing its members to work for peace rather than war]]. All this from a [[ImprobableAge 15-year-old]] girl whose only credentials are being a diplomat's adopted daughter and the princess of a destroyed country (which she only learns about five episodes into the series, and spends seven months mostly off-camera rebuilding and acclimating herself to the role).

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* Relena Peacecraft from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', as the precursor to the aforementioned ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' heroines, also exhibits this. Being an ActualPacifist means she may not do a lot overtly, especially when her allies are all [[OneManArmy One-Man Armies]], but she learns how to make exceptional use of her charisma, empathy, and speaking skills to oppose the globe-spanning military-industrial complex which has been manipulating the planet into war for generations. Her real SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome comes when At one point, [[spoiler:said complex convinces her to become their figurehead leader, and she parlays that into '''complete control of the organization''' merely by convincing its members to work for peace rather than war]]. All this from a [[ImprobableAge 15-year-old]] girl whose only credentials are being a diplomat's adopted daughter and the princess of a destroyed country (which she only learns about five episodes into the series, and spends seven months mostly off-camera rebuilding and acclimating herself to the role).



** Egwene al'Vere also becomes a Guile Hero, as the Amyrlin Seat. The Aes Sedai thought she'd become a puppet... hoo boy, did they turn out to be mistaken when [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Egwene owned them all, just like that.]]

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** Egwene al'Vere also becomes a Guile Hero, as the Amyrlin Seat. The Aes Sedai thought she'd become a puppet... hoo boy, did they turn out to be mistaken when [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Egwene owned them all, just like that.]]



** No incarnation more so than the Seventh Doctor. ''Remembrance of the Daleks'' is one of the best examples of this, when [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome he tricks Davros into destroying Skaro and convinces a Dalek to commit suicide]]]].

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** No incarnation more so than the Seventh Doctor. ''Remembrance of the Daleks'' is one of the best examples of this, when [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome [[spoiler: he tricks Davros into destroying Skaro and convinces a Dalek to commit suicide]]]].suicide]].



* Queen Esther from Literature/TheBible managed to save thousands of innocent Jews from being slain by a SmugSnake's orders [[Awesome/TheBible almost singlehandedly]], using her incredible beauty, her charm, her quick wits, her PluckyGirl nature and her uncle Mordecai's wise counseling to work her way into King Xerxes's favor.

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* Queen Esther from Literature/TheBible managed to save thousands of innocent Jews from being slain by a SmugSnake's orders [[Awesome/TheBible almost singlehandedly]], singlehandedly, using her incredible beauty, her charm, her quick wits, her PluckyGirl nature and her uncle Mordecai's wise counseling to work her way into King Xerxes's favor.



* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] highly recommends playing Bards and Thieves in this manner on WebVideo/CounterMonkey, suggesting dirty tricks such as [[RefugeInAudacity running past guards wearing nothing but a feathered boa]], [[MagnificentBastard using makeup to fake wounds and reporting a false assault to send guards on a wild goose chase]], or simply [[CrazyAwesome knocking on locked doors and punching whoever opens them.]]

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* [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] highly recommends playing Bards and Thieves in this manner on WebVideo/CounterMonkey, suggesting dirty tricks such as [[RefugeInAudacity running past guards wearing nothing but a feathered boa]], [[MagnificentBastard using makeup to fake wounds and reporting a false assault to send guards on a wild goose chase]], or simply [[CrazyAwesome knocking on locked doors and punching whoever opens them.]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Rodr%C3%ADguez_Erdoiza Manuel Rodriguez Erdoiza]], one of the main heroes of the Chilean Independence. While Jose Miguel Carrera was a HotBlooded TragicHero and Bernardo O'Higgins mixed HotBlooded with TheStrategist, Rodriguez was a mix of ManipulativeBastard and MasterOfDisguise who kept LaResistance alive through the hard years when Spaniards took the government back. His SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome was dressing up as a beggar, going to the carriage of the ''Spanish governor'' Marco del Pont, opening the door and cheerfully helping Marco del Pont to get off... and getting away with it. Why did he do such a thing, which could've gotten him killed or imprisoned if his cover was blown? [[RefugeInAudacity Just because he could.]]

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Rodr%C3%ADguez_Erdoiza Manuel Rodriguez Erdoiza]], one of the main heroes of the Chilean Independence. While Jose Miguel Carrera was a HotBlooded TragicHero and Bernardo O'Higgins mixed HotBlooded with TheStrategist, Rodriguez was a mix of ManipulativeBastard and MasterOfDisguise who kept LaResistance alive through the hard years when Spaniards took the government back. His SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome was dressing Once, he dressed up as a beggar, going wint to the carriage of the ''Spanish governor'' Marco del Pont, opening opened the door and cheerfully helping helped Marco del Pont to get off... and getting got away with it. Why did he do such a thing, which could've gotten him killed or imprisoned if his cover was blown? [[RefugeInAudacity Just because he could.]]



** A lot of the people Schindler rescued had truly awesome, heart-warming, and--yes--hilarious stories to tell about him, but probably the most awesome, heart-warming, and hilarious of them all comes from Helen Hirsch, notorious Nazi Amon Goeth's Jewish maid. One night, while playing cards with Goeth, Schindler plied him with plenty of booze and got him very drunk, and persuaded him to gamble with Hirsch as a stake in the game. With--no doubt--a little help from the booze, Schindler [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome stacked the deck and cheated outrageously]] to make sure he had the winning hand. Then, when Goeth tried to welch on his bet, Schindler said something like [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Now, now, Goeth,]] [[HypocriticalHumor you play fair!"]] and that's how he [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments won her life in a card game]].

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** A lot of the people Schindler rescued had truly awesome, heart-warming, and--yes--hilarious stories to tell about him, but probably the most awesome, heart-warming, and hilarious of them all comes including this one from Helen Hirsch, notorious Nazi Amon Goeth's Jewish maid. One maid: one night, while playing cards with Goeth, Schindler plied him with plenty of booze and got him very drunk, and persuaded him to gamble with Hirsch as a stake in the game. With--no doubt--a little help from the booze, Schindler [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome stacked the deck and cheated outrageously]] outrageously to make sure he had the winning hand. Then, when Goeth tried to welch on his bet, Schindler said something like [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "Now, now, Goeth,]] Goeth, [[HypocriticalHumor you play fair!"]] and that's how he [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments won her life in a card game]].game.
17th Jun '16 1:34:53 PM Willbyr
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* SociopathicHero version: Hiruma Youichi, Deimon Devilbats quarterback in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. How did he get his players? Blackmail, manipulation, or the ultimate fallback, guns. Lots of guns. What does he do with his players? Gives them all nicknames that start with "Fucking," and puts them through TrainingFromHell including running up Tokyo Tower and pushing a truck from Texas to Las Vegas. What does he do to his opponents? All out psychological warfare, showing his hand, taunting unmercifully and cackling madly (even through a freshly broken arm if he has to.) He keeps innumerable calculations going on in his head and strategizes on the fly, willing (and eager) to go for the insanest of insane trick plays. He's a terror, but he has the absolute loyalty of his players (even the ones he recruited at gunpoint) who are willing to push themselves to insane heights right along with him (although they would be happier if he left his guns at home).

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* SociopathicHero version: Hiruma Youichi, Deimon Devilbats quarterback in ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. How did he get his players? Blackmail, manipulation, or the ultimate fallback, guns. Lots of guns. What does he do with his players? Gives them all nicknames that start with "Fucking," and puts them through TrainingFromHell including running up Tokyo Tower and pushing a truck from Texas to Las Vegas. What does he do to his opponents? All out psychological warfare, showing his hand, taunting unmercifully and cackling madly (even through a freshly broken arm if he has to.) He keeps innumerable calculations going on in his head and strategizes on the fly, willing (and eager) to go for the insanest of insane trick plays. He's a terror, but he has the absolute loyalty of his players (even the ones he recruited at gunpoint) who are willing to push themselves to insane heights right along with him (although they would be happier if he left his guns at home).
12th Jun '16 10:39:36 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Yuri Suzuki from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' is tossed into the Hitite Empire instead, and whileher historical knowledge isn't that big at the start, she develops quick and sharp wits with time and manages to become the HotConsort to the local WarriorPrince... as well as the most dangerous threat to the BigBad.

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* Yuri Suzuki from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' is tossed into the Hitite Empire instead, via TimeTravel, and whileher while her historical knowledge isn't that big at the start, she develops quick and sharp wits with time and manages to become the HotConsort to the local WarriorPrince... as well as the most dangerous threat to the BigBad.
12th Jun '16 9:42:01 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Similarly, Yuri Suzuki from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' goes through similar experiences when she's tossed into the Hitite Empire instead. While her historical knowledge isn't as big as Carol's, she develops quick and sharp wits with time, and manages to become the HotConsort to the local WarriorPrince as well as the most dangerous threat to the BigBad.

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* Similarly, Yuri Suzuki from ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'' goes through similar experiences when she's is tossed into the Hitite Empire instead. While her instead, and whileher historical knowledge isn't as that big as Carol's, at the start, she develops quick and sharp wits with time, time and manages to become the HotConsort to the local WarriorPrince WarriorPrince... as well as the most dangerous threat to the BigBad.



* When Carol Reed from ''Manga/OukeNoMonshou'' is exploring some Egyptian ruins, she's the victim of a curse and ends up thrown into AncientEgypt. Luckily for Carol, she is a CuteBookworm who's more or less familiar with old Egyptian culture, thus she uses said knowledge as well as her quick wits to protect herself and survive while helping out those who need her.

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* When Carol Reed from ''Manga/OukeNoMonshou'' is exploring some Egyptian ruins, she's the victim of a curse and ends up thrown into AncientEgypt. Luckily for Carol, Carol she is a CuteBookworm who's more or less familiar with old Egyptian culture, thus she uses said knowledge as well as her quick wits to protect herself and survive while helping out those who need her.her. She basically does what the aforementioned Yuri Suzuki pulled on the Hitite Empire, but decades before Yuri was born.
9th Jun '16 1:34:31 AM Skybrigadier
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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.]]
4th Jun '16 10:35:58 AM Tron80
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* FanFic/{{Cenotaph}} features this as a centeral component of Taylor's personality and strategy. First: as a solo operator with a power best suited to obsevation and spying, she lacks most tricks to end a fight decisively. Second: a great many capes posses abilities that can level city blocks. [[EnemyCivilWar Third: Many of her enemies don't like each other.]] She takes advantage of the situation.

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* FanFic/{{Cenotaph}} features this as a centeral central component of Taylor's personality and strategy. First: as a solo operator with a power best suited to obsevation and spying, she lacks most tricks to end a fight decisively. Second: a great many capes posses abilities that can level city blocks. [[EnemyCivilWar Third: Many of her enemies don't like each other.]] She takes advantage of the situation.
2nd Jun '16 1:23:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Sophocles}} treats Odysseus, the quintessential Guile Hero, quite differently between his plays ''Theatre/{{Ajax}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Philoctetes}}''. In the first Odysseus prefers compromise rather than pride, and argues for the burial rites of his worst enemy. In the second he encourages the mostly honest Neoptolemus to lie to the long-suffering Philoctetes to persuade him to come to Troy, despite the severe injustice Odysseus had done against him in the first place.

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* {{Sophocles}} Creator/{{Sophocles}} treats Odysseus, the quintessential Guile Hero, quite differently between his plays ''Theatre/{{Ajax}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Philoctetes}}''. In the first Odysseus prefers compromise rather than pride, and argues for the burial rites of his worst enemy. In the second he encourages the mostly honest Neoptolemus to lie to the long-suffering Philoctetes to persuade him to come to Troy, despite the severe injustice Odysseus had done against him in the first place.
18th May '16 10:37:35 AM mickey211
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