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28th Dec '16 8:42:30 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'':
** Poppy is perpetually optimistic to the point of naiveté, but she's also very resourceful, as shown during a musical sequence in which she survives multiple dangers in the forest even before Branch joins her. Also, the reason Branch joins her is because Poppy came up with a plan to drive him out of his bunker by inviting all the other Trolls, banking on the knowledge that Branch will prefer a dangerous mission than be at a perpetual party.
** Branch also has hidden depths, [[spoiler: revealing a rather poetic and romantic side when secretly feeding lines to help Bridget on her date.]]
9th Dec '16 2:56:50 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'':
** Captain T-Bone of the Marines is one of the few benevolent and caring Marines out there who is loyal to the World Government, the ideals of justice and has a hate for anything crooked or corrupted under his watch. A conversation with Smoker reveals that his Marine contingent in the West Blue was assigned to the manhunt for Nico Robin alongside 12 other contingents, but T-Bone and his men protested that the ensuing collateral damage made the amount of force too high. Unfortunately, this dissension got out by means of one of their own, and his superior [[spoiler:Vice-Admiral Sakazuki]] disapproved greatly and completely exterminated his entire flotilla, only sparing T-Bone's life because he claimed he saw the evils of his men and promised to devote himself to the Marine's Divine Justice from then on. But despite this conversion (which Smoker wonders if it was genuine or done out of fear for his life) he has retained his core morality and benevolence to this day.
*** Chapter 30 reveals it to be the latter.
** Conis has trained alongside the White Berets in order to help defend Angel Island's borders from other pirates, and is said to be as dedicated as Captain [=McKinley=] himself. If that's not enough, [[spoiler:her mother was a '''[[SecretLegacy Roger Pirate]]''']].
** Foxy had bought Big Pan the Wotan from [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil Sabaody Archipelago]]. Also, the whole reason he is building up his crew with the Davy Back Fights is to weather the storm when the battle for the throne of the Pirate King reaches flashover.
** What was it that swore Buggy, someone who has seen the insanity of the New World, off the Grand Line and made him stay firmly in the East Blue? [[spoiler:Lily Carnation]]. [[spoiler:His old crew weren't even that lucky.]]
** Robin wore cowboy hats while in Baroque Works, because they reminded her of Saul and helped her feel strong in times of stress.
** Why are Mr. 13 and Ms. Friday so [[MadeOfIron stupidly tough and relentless]]? They're from Kuraigana Island, you know, the island filled with sword-wielding primates?
** Boss somehow knows Grand Line Standard Sign Language.
6th Dec '16 3:19:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Being A Mother''' + '''{{Badass}}''' = ''MamaBear''
* '''Being A Father''' + '''{{Badass}}''' = ''PapaWolf''

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* '''Being A Mother''' + '''{{Badass}}''' '''ActionGirl''' = ''MamaBear''
* '''Being A Father''' + '''{{Badass}}''' '''ActionHero''' = ''PapaWolf''
5th Nov '16 6:09:59 PM nombretomado
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** Given Raguenau’s status as the ButtMonkey in Act II, he could be considered a mere PluckyComicRelief character. Then we have Act IV where Raguenau risks his life to smuggle food to the Gascon Cadets in the siege of Arras. He has proved is a brave man, but then you apply FridgeLogic and realize that Raguenau was the man who not only cooked all the food, but also found a way to occult it in Roxane’s carriage so they can fool all the check posts the Spanish Army has in the battlefield, making him not only a SupremeChef but an IronChef: Someone capable of smuggling food to troops.

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** Given Raguenau’s status as the ButtMonkey in Act II, he could be considered a mere PluckyComicRelief character. Then we have Act IV where Raguenau risks his life to smuggle food to the Gascon Cadets in the siege of Arras. He has proved is a brave man, but then you apply FridgeLogic and realize that Raguenau was the man who not only cooked all the food, but also found a way to occult it in Roxane’s carriage so they can fool all the check posts the Spanish Army has in the battlefield, making him not only a SupremeChef but an IronChef: ChefOfIron: Someone capable of smuggling food to troops.
17th Aug '16 4:13:51 AM DaibhidC
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* Though he has an outward appearance of a typical bratty 6-year old, Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' at times displays a degree of philosophical depth and intelligence you wouldn't expect from someone his age; usually in his conversations with Hobbes. It's tremendously pronounced in Calvin's case; many adults aren't as intelligent as Calvin is. Calvin has repeatedly shown an intelligence of someone far older and even then, quite a few adults wouldn't be able to to make the same kinds of points that Calvin does with the same amount of articulateness or intelligence. It's even lampshaded in one of the later strips where Calvin's teacher humorously states that if he put a fraction of the energy he did into studying rather than avoiding it, he'd easily be a straight A student.



* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': Sparrow, described by the author as "the most cartoony of my characters," started as a fairly one-dimensional therapy-head and New Ager; she later came out as bisexual, had a child, became an atheist, and developed a grumpy side to her personality.

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* ''ComicStrip/DykesToWatchOutFor'': Sparrow, described by the author as "the most cartoony of my characters," started as a fairly one-dimensional therapy-head and New Ager; she later came out as bisexual, had a child, became an atheist, and developed a grumpy side to her her
* Though he has an outward appearance of a typical bratty 6-year old, Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' at times displays a degree of philosophical depth and intelligence you wouldn't expect from someone his age; usually in his conversations with Hobbes. It's tremendously pronounced in Calvin's case; many adults aren't as intelligent as Calvin is. Calvin has repeatedly shown an intelligence of someone far older and even then, quite a few adults wouldn't be able to to make the same kinds of points that Calvin does with the same amount of articulateness or intelligence. It's even lampshaded in one of the later strips where Calvin's teacher humorously states that if he put a fraction of the energy he did into studying rather than avoiding it, he'd easily be a straight A student.
personality.
10th Aug '16 5:29:45 PM CountDorku
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': Everyone gets a turn, but Whirl, the resident HeroicComedicSociopath, is probably the most notable. He's angry because of the loss of his delicate hands to Empurata, making it impossible for him to ply his trade as a watchmaker; he's surprisingly good at getting inside Fortress Maximus's head when the latter has a psychotic episode and takes Whirl and Rung hostage; he considers Rung a friend, not that he was willing to admit to it prior to the above hostage incident; and he admits at one point that a lot of his anger is a defence mechanism, so he doesn't need to face up to the things he's done. Less dramatically, he's also a fan of [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated Earth cinema]], especially Creator/JeanLucGodard.
9th Aug '16 9:24:04 PM Lullaby22
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** Christian gets written off by many who haven't read the play as a male bimbo. While he's not as book smart as Cyrano or Roxane and is utterly hopeless at talking to women, he's witty enough to think of several nose-related puns on the fly when he first meets Cyrano.

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** Christian gets written off by many who haven't read the play as a male bimbo. While he's not as book smart as Cyrano or Roxane and is utterly hopeless at talking to women, he's witty enough to think of several nose-related puns on the fly when he first meets Cyrano.Cyrano (not to mention the BrassBalls to say them to Cyrano's face).
4th Aug '16 11:25:14 AM DarkHunter
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* Yang from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' qualifies. At first she just seems like a short-tempered, laid back, thrill-seeking brawler who's [[BigSisterInstinct very protective of Ruby]]. Then in Volume 2, we find out that her mother left her not long after she was born, and that searching obsessively for answers to why nearly cost her and her toddler sister her life. She still is looking for her mother and for answers, but she's promised herself that she will never let that search control her.

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* Yang from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' qualifies.''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** Yang.
At first she just seems like a short-tempered, laid back, thrill-seeking brawler who's [[BigSisterInstinct very protective of Ruby]]. Then in Volume 2, we find out that her mother left her not long after she was born, and that searching obsessively for answers to why nearly cost her and her toddler sister her life. She still is looking for her mother and for answers, but she's promised herself that she will never let that search control her.
** Jaune at first appears to just be a lovable idiot who's there for comic relief, but later events show him as deeply troubled at his lack of skill, desperately seeking to be a great warrior despite not having the training for it, and hating the fact that he doesn't measure up to his teammates and friends. He's also revealed to know how to play the guitar and is a skilled dancer (he grew up with seven sisters, apparently).
20th Jul '16 1:38:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' (in addition to the examples in the canon WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures post below), once Jade becomes a FallenHero, not only do we see her being DangerouslyGenreSavvy like in canon, but she seems to become even MORE cunning. And her normal, pre-FaceHeelTurn attitude is revealed to be rooted in the ParentalNeglect (bordering on [[AbusiveParents abuse]]) she experienced growing up

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* In the WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures fic ''FanFic/QueenOfAllOni'' (in addition to the examples in the canon WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures post below), once Jade becomes a FallenHero, not only do we see her being DangerouslyGenreSavvy like as cunning as in canon, but she seems to become even MORE cunning. And her normal, pre-FaceHeelTurn attitude is revealed to be rooted in the ParentalNeglect (bordering on [[AbusiveParents abuse]]) she experienced growing up
21st Jun '16 4:06:05 AM gewunomox
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* DuranDuran's bassist John Taylor was, by all outward appearances, a stereotypical '80s pinup boy and was often the subject of lust/crushing by many, many teenage girls. What he hid? The fact that when he was a teenager, he was a massive bespectacled nerd who was quiet and unpopular to the opposite sex and spent hours in his bedroom wargaming (yes, ''wargaming''). Fast forward to the 2000s and John Taylor started being highly regarded for his bass playing. In fact, most of his fellow band mates had hidden depths: the weedy-looking Nick Rhodes was apparently extremely popular with the opposite gender as a teen, the complete opposite of his childhood best friend John Taylor, and lost his virginity at the tender age of 13; the heartthrob and Lothario Simon Le Bon was apparently a massive Shakespeare nerd while growing up (as a child actor and model) and spent time in an Israeli kibbutz doing lumberjack and tree surgeon duties while penning contemplative poems during his down time; and Roger Taylor, who looked like a baby-faced James Dean and had a lean appearance, had a real passion for Motown R&B and worked on the assembly line at a factory while the band were waiting for their big break.

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* DuranDuran's Music/DuranDuran's bassist John Taylor was, by all outward appearances, a stereotypical '80s pinup boy and was often the subject of lust/crushing by many, many teenage girls. What he hid? The fact that when he was a teenager, he was a massive bespectacled nerd who was quiet and unpopular to the opposite sex and spent hours in his bedroom wargaming (yes, ''wargaming''). Fast forward to the 2000s and John Taylor started being highly regarded for his bass playing. In fact, most of his fellow band mates had hidden depths: the weedy-looking Nick Rhodes was apparently extremely popular with the opposite gender as a teen, the complete opposite of his childhood best friend John Taylor, and lost his virginity at the tender age of 13; the heartthrob and Lothario Simon Le Bon was apparently a massive Shakespeare nerd while growing up (as a child actor and model) and spent time in an Israeli kibbutz doing lumberjack and tree surgeon duties while penning contemplative poems during his down time; and Roger Taylor, who looked like a baby-faced James Dean and had a lean appearance, had a real passion for Motown R&B and worked on the assembly line at a factory while the band were waiting for their big break.
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