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29th Jan '16 4:35:16 PM TomPhanto
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26th Jan '16 8:50:13 AM malifee
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* Blind Boy Boat Club of the Music/Rubberbandits recently got his Masters degree from Limerick University in Social Practice and the Creative Environment, and his late-night phone conversations on RTÉ2 show serious insight into current events, such as Ireland's relationship with England and its monarchy, the Baltimore riots and the ethics of the death penalty, despite the Rubberbandits' music generally being humorous and/or surreal.
14th Jan '16 5:07:20 PM despoa
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Of course, since these are common enough to have become a trope, they are less of a surprise than more -- unusual depths. Indeed, some hidden depths are so common that making the surface and depth the same surprises the reader. In more extreme cases, a completely FlatCharacter becomes a RoundedCharacter.

Of course, since these are common enough to have become a trope, they are less of a surprise than more -- unusual depths. Indeed, some hidden depths are so common that making the surface and depth the same surprises the reader. In more extreme cases, a completely FlatCharacter becomes a RoundedCharacter.
14th Jan '16 5:06:18 PM despoa
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Making this into a collapsible list.
This might take a while to fill: '''Character type(s)''' and their usual ''[[RebusBubble Hidden depth]]'': '''TheBigGuy''' + '''TheSmartGuy''' = ''GeniusBruiser'' (and the other way around for ''BadassBookworm'')\\ '''TheBigGuy''' = ''GentleGiant''\\ '''TheSmartGuy''' = ''BadassBookworm''\\ '''TheChick''' or '''{{Pollyanna}}''' = ''StepfordSmiler''\\ '''ShrinkingViolet''' + '''BeneathTheMask''' = ''{{Yandere}}''\\ '''ShrinkingViolet''' + '''ActionGirl''' = ''LittleMissBadass''\\ '''GeniusBruiser''' - '''TheWorfEffect''' = ''MinoredInAssKicking''\\ '''NobleDemon''' = ''FallenHero''\\ '''AlphaBitch''' = ''DefrostingIceQueen''\\ '''TheFool''' + '''BadassNormal''' = ''CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass''\\ '''AliensAndMonsters''' + '''MamaBear''' = ''MonsterIsAMommy''\\ '''JerkJock''' or '''{{Jerkass}}''' + '''PetTheDog''' = ''JerkWithAHeartOfGold''\\ '''Being A Mother''' + '''{{Badass}}''' = ''MamaBear''\\ '''Being A Father''' + '''{{Badass}}''' = ''PapaWolf''\\ '''TheCutie''' + '''SuperStrength''' = ''CuteBruiser''\\ '''CrazyCatLady''' = ''KindheartedCatLover''\\ '''TheDitz''' + '''TheSmartGuy''' = ''GeniusDitz'' (and the other way around for ''DitzyGenius'')\\ '''NiceGuy''' + '''BerserkButton''' = ''BewareTheNiceOnes''\\ '''TheQuietOne''' + '''BerserkButton''' = ''BewareTheQuietOnes''\\ '''JadeColoredGlasses''' + '''KnightInShiningArmor''' = ''KnightInSourArmor''\\ '''FakeUltimateHero''' + '''TheMunchausen''' = ''MilesGloriosus''\\ '''ChildrenAreInnocent''' + '''WiseBeyondTheirYears''' = ''InnocentProdigy''\\ '''TheStoic''' or '''EmotionlessGirl''' + '''NotSoStoic''' = ''SugarAndIcePersonality''\\ '''Character''' - '''[[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining Basic Skill]]''' + '''TheSpartanWay''' = ''FishOutOfWater''\\ '''TheAce''' + '''BrokenBird''' = ''BrokenAce''\\ '''LovableSexManiac''' + '''NiceGuy''' = ''ChivalrousPervert''\\ '''TheChick''' + '''CombatPragmatist''' = ''MoreDeadlyThanTheMale''\\ '''{{Jerkass}}''' + '''BreakTheCutie''' = ''JerkassWoobie''\\ '''YamatoNadeshiko''' or '''TheOjou''' or '''ProperLady''' + '''ActionGirl''' = ''LadyOfWar''\\ '''ProperLady''' + '''GuileHero''' or '''BewareTheNiceOnes''' = ''SilkHidingSteel'' \\
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This might take a while to fill: '''Character [[folder:'''Character type(s)''' and their usual ''[[RebusBubble Hidden depth]]'': ''Hidden depth'']] This RebusBubble list might take a while to fill. * '''TheBigGuy''' + '''TheSmartGuy''' = ''GeniusBruiser'' (and the other way around for ''BadassBookworm'')\\ ''BadassBookworm'') * '''TheBigGuy''' = ''GentleGiant''\\ ''GentleGiant'' * '''TheSmartGuy''' = ''BadassBookworm''\\ ''BadassBookworm'' * '''TheChick''' or '''{{Pollyanna}}''' = ''StepfordSmiler''\\ ''StepfordSmiler'' * '''ShrinkingViolet''' + '''BeneathTheMask''' = ''{{Yandere}}''\\ ''{{Yandere}}'' * '''ShrinkingViolet''' + '''ActionGirl''' = ''LittleMissBadass''\\ ''LittleMissBadass'' * '''GeniusBruiser''' - '''TheWorfEffect''' = ''MinoredInAssKicking''\\ ''MinoredInAssKicking'' * '''NobleDemon''' = ''FallenHero''\\ ''FallenHero'' * '''AlphaBitch''' = ''DefrostingIceQueen''\\ ''DefrostingIceQueen'' * '''TheFool''' + '''BadassNormal''' = ''CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass''\\ ''CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass'' * '''AliensAndMonsters''' + '''MamaBear''' = ''MonsterIsAMommy''\\ ''MonsterIsAMommy'' * '''JerkJock''' or '''{{Jerkass}}''' + '''PetTheDog''' = ''JerkWithAHeartOfGold''\\ ''JerkWithAHeartOfGold'' * '''Being A Mother''' + '''{{Badass}}''' = ''MamaBear''\\ ''MamaBear'' * '''Being A Father''' + '''{{Badass}}''' = ''PapaWolf''\\ ''PapaWolf'' * '''TheCutie''' + '''SuperStrength''' = ''CuteBruiser''\\ ''CuteBruiser'' * '''CrazyCatLady''' = ''KindheartedCatLover''\\ ''KindheartedCatLover'' * '''TheDitz''' + '''TheSmartGuy''' = ''GeniusDitz'' (and the other way around for ''DitzyGenius'')\\ ''DitzyGenius'') * '''NiceGuy''' + '''BerserkButton''' = ''BewareTheNiceOnes''\\ ''BewareTheNiceOnes'' * '''TheQuietOne''' + '''BerserkButton''' = ''BewareTheQuietOnes''\\ ''BewareTheQuietOnes'' * '''JadeColoredGlasses''' + '''KnightInShiningArmor''' = ''KnightInSourArmor''\\ ''KnightInSourArmor'' * '''FakeUltimateHero''' + '''TheMunchausen''' = ''MilesGloriosus''\\ ''MilesGloriosus'' * '''ChildrenAreInnocent''' + '''WiseBeyondTheirYears''' = ''InnocentProdigy''\\ ''InnocentProdigy'' * '''TheStoic''' or '''EmotionlessGirl''' + '''NotSoStoic''' = ''SugarAndIcePersonality''\\ ''SugarAndIcePersonality'' * '''Character''' - '''[[SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining Basic Skill]]''' + '''TheSpartanWay''' = ''FishOutOfWater''\\ ''FishOutOfWater'' * '''TheAce''' + '''BrokenBird''' = ''BrokenAce''\\ ''BrokenAce'' * '''LovableSexManiac''' + '''NiceGuy''' = ''ChivalrousPervert''\\ ''ChivalrousPervert'' * '''TheChick''' + '''CombatPragmatist''' = ''MoreDeadlyThanTheMale''\\ ''MoreDeadlyThanTheMale'' * '''{{Jerkass}}''' + '''BreakTheCutie''' = ''JerkassWoobie''\\ ''JerkassWoobie'' * '''YamatoNadeshiko''' or '''TheOjou''' or '''ProperLady''' + '''ActionGirl''' = ''LadyOfWar''\\ ''LadyOfWar'' * '''ProperLady''' + '''GuileHero''' or '''BewareTheNiceOnes''' = ''SilkHidingSteel'' \\ ''SilkHidingSteel'' [[/folder]]
7th Jan '16 9:58:56 PM Darkamber
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* Have you seen the pretzels Music/KenAshcorp baked?
6th Jan '16 11:02:41 PM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is a comic that's known for being RatedMForManly but FrankMiller is careful to give each character a meaningful backstory. Take Marv, for instance. He's ugly and out of his mind, yet he is shown to be a very jolly drinking-buddy, a supportive friend, and is much smarter than he lets on. It was once mentioned that he fought in a war. His violent tendencies, paranoia and alcoholism could be the results of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is a comic that's known for being RatedMForManly but FrankMiller Creator/FrankMiller is careful to give each character a meaningful backstory. Take Marv, for instance. He's ugly and out of his mind, yet he is shown to be a very jolly drinking-buddy, a supportive friend, and is much smarter than he lets on. It was once mentioned that he fought in a war. His violent tendencies, paranoia and alcoholism could be the results of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
18th Dec '15 12:59:43 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': ** When Asuka discovers Shinji plays cello, is an excellent cook and reads books in half a dozen of languages (including Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian and Latin), she is impressed. ** When Touji uses words as “waif” or “encircled” his classmates get shocked. He complains that everybody assume he is a dumb jock only because he works out.
17th Dec '15 4:25:34 AM IamTheCaligula
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** Emily resents that other people consider her [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} weird]] and use that as an excuse to not take anything she says or does seriously, but she also rejects this trope because, no, she has no "hidden depths", she really ''is'' weird, through and through, but that's no excuse for other people to just sort her into some shallow "funny weirdo" demographic and then treat her like she hasn't got her own fair deal of serious thoughts and problems.
21st Nov '15 2:00:13 PM StFan
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[[folder:Comics]] * 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. * ''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. * ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Toad, of all people, has some depth to him. While being Magneto's ButtMonkey for years, he's become quite a skilled mechanic; and while not innovative, can reproduce pretty complicated devices. He also grew a spine, ''led'' his own version of the Brotherhood, and was one of the [[TheChessmaster chessmasters]] behind the resurrection of the reality-warping Proteus.
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[[folder:Comics]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * Though he has an outward appearance of a typical bratty 6-year old, Calvin from ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes ''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. ** 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. * ''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. * ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': ''ComicBook/XMen'': Toad, of all people, has some depth to him. While being Magneto's ButtMonkey for years, he's become quite a skilled mechanic; and while not innovative, can reproduce pretty complicated devices. He also grew a spine, ''led'' his own version of the Brotherhood, and was one of the [[TheChessmaster chessmasters]] behind the resurrection of the reality-warping Proteus.

* StanLee was very fond of this ** The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' include Beast, a furry monster man (originally a human-ish jock type, on the surface) who is a brilliant {{polymath}}; Prof. Xavier, a guy in a wheelchair who is the most powerful telepath on Earth etc.
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* StanLee Creator/StanLee was very fond of this this: ** The ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' include Beast, a furry monster man (originally a human-ish jock type, on the surface) who is a brilliant {{polymath}}; Prof. Xavier, a guy in a wheelchair who is the most powerful telepath on Earth etc.

* ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor: Parodied when discussing the concept of Alt-modes. [[TheBrute Brawl]] tells them that his motto is to keep the body you're born in. Blast-off points out that his motto really is "aim for the mouth so you don't have to hear them talk." Brawl responds that he has many mottos and that's what makes him deep. However, Brawl's idea of a staying the same is in contrast to his species, which is defined by their ability to change. When Deathsaurus has his team pull a FaceHeelTurn, Brawl is the only one not swayed by bribery or self doubt, Deathsaurus merely lets Brawl's own violent tendencies guide him to the Decepticons. * Caesar in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' starts out as a cardboard foolish, nasty mockery target, relying on the audience to find it funny in contrast to his real personality rather than displaying contrast in the work itself. Soon, he becomes an elegant, Shakespearean, rather pompous character whose high opinion of himself is always subverted by the personal pettiness of his meanness and the lack of respect he receives from the Gauls. This is his default characterisation for a while, until he begins coming up with more nuanced schemes relying on psychological warfare rather than violence and his torment is portrayed more sympathetically (while the Gauls get more anarchic and [[ArcWords crazy]]), making him more of a WorthyOpponent who [[JerkassHasAPoint has a point]], much closer to his real-life personality. It culminates in a frustrated speech he gives in ''Asterix and the Belgians'' where he points out that Gaul surrendered, as a result of this surrender the Roman government is giving huge amounts of money to the chiefs including the village chief, and so the village is taking Roman money and giving nothing back. After this point, he becomes a FriendlyEnemy, even throwing a banquet for the Gauls at one point. ** Cacofonix is a DreadfulMusician + HiddenDepths - for starters, he isn't actually that "dreadful" a "musician", but a very educated, creative and multitalented one who just happens to have a truly horrible singing voice ([[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe although it varies in quality]]). He may also be BornInTheWrongCentury. He also tends to be very arrogant about his talents when people are abusing him about his music, but, as soon as anyone actually wants to hear it, he gets insecure and often starts jabbering about audiophile stuff or loses his voice from stage fright, suggesting it may be an InferioritySuperiorityComplex.
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* ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor: ''ComicBook/TransformersWingsOfHonor'': Parodied when discussing the concept of Alt-modes. [[TheBrute Brawl]] tells them that his motto is to keep the body you're born in. Blast-off points out that his motto really is "aim for the mouth so you don't have to hear them talk." Brawl responds that he has many mottos and that's what makes him deep. However, Brawl's idea of a staying the same is in contrast to his species, which is defined by their ability to change. When Deathsaurus has his team pull a FaceHeelTurn, Brawl is the only one not swayed by bribery or self doubt, Deathsaurus merely lets Brawl's own violent tendencies guide him to the Decepticons. * ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': ** Caesar in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' starts out as a cardboard foolish, nasty mockery target, relying on the audience to find it funny in contrast to his real personality rather than displaying contrast in the work itself. Soon, he becomes an elegant, Shakespearean, rather pompous character whose high opinion of himself is always subverted by the personal pettiness of his meanness and the lack of respect he receives from the Gauls. This is his default characterisation characterization for a while, until he begins coming up with more nuanced schemes relying on psychological warfare rather than violence and his torment is portrayed more sympathetically (while the Gauls get more anarchic and [[ArcWords crazy]]), making him more of a WorthyOpponent who [[JerkassHasAPoint has a point]], much closer to his real-life personality. It culminates in a frustrated speech he gives in ''Asterix and the Belgians'' where he points out that Gaul surrendered, as a result of this surrender the Roman government is giving huge amounts of money to the chiefs including the village chief, and so the village is taking Roman money and giving nothing back. After this point, he becomes a FriendlyEnemy, even throwing a banquet for the Gauls at one point. ** Cacofonix is a DreadfulMusician + HiddenDepths - -- for starters, he isn't actually that "dreadful" a "musician", but a very educated, creative and multitalented one who just happens to have a truly horrible singing voice ([[StrongAsTheyNeedToBe although it varies in quality]]). He may also be BornInTheWrongCentury. He also tends to be very arrogant about his talents when people are abusing him about his music, but, as soon as anyone actually wants to hear it, he gets insecure and often starts jabbering about audiophile stuff or loses his voice from stage fright, suggesting it may be an InferioritySuperiorityComplex.

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* This trope is the point of the 2008 documentary ''Film/AmericanTeen.'' The documentary follows five high-school students in a ''very'' rural and average Midwestern town in Warsaw, Indiana: Hannah, Colin, Megan, Mitch, and Jake. Each of them are all meant to be some kind of person that you would have known in your own high school: the quirky and unique girl, the all-star athlete, the popular girl with everything going for her, the heartthrob, and the nerd/gamer, respectively. Hannah has a hard time fitting in with a rural town because she's so liberal and she falls into a severe depression when she's dumped in the beginning of the film, Colin's entire future is riding on getting on a basketball scholarship and his father rides him ''hard'' over this, Megan is under tremendous pressure to be accepted into the prestigious University of Notre Dame because the rest of her family went there, and Jake worries about finding a relationship that's meant to last.\\ \\
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* This trope is the point of the 2008 documentary ''Film/AmericanTeen.'' The documentary follows five high-school students in a ''very'' rural and average Midwestern town in Warsaw, Indiana: Hannah, Colin, Megan, Mitch, and Jake. Each of them are all meant to be some kind of person that you would have known in your own high school: the quirky and unique girl, the all-star athlete, the popular girl with everything going for her, the heartthrob, and the nerd/gamer, respectively. Hannah has a hard time fitting in with a rural town because she's so liberal and she falls into a severe depression when she's dumped in the beginning of the film, Colin's entire future is riding on getting on a basketball scholarship and his father rides him ''hard'' over this, Megan is under tremendous pressure to be accepted into the prestigious University of Notre Dame because the rest of her family went there, and Jake worries about finding a relationship that's meant to last.\\ \\\\\

* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy at first glance appears to be a typical LowerClassLout, however his love for his family and (possibly misguided depending on your point of view) loyalty to his friends suggest a more upstanding person underneath the exterior. Before going off the rails he was also known for a high IQ, gymnastic ability and was on course to qualify as a Royal Marine (which takes someone truly exceptional).\\ \\
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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy at first glance appears to be a typical LowerClassLout, however his love for his family and (possibly misguided depending on your point of view) loyalty to his friends suggest a more upstanding person underneath the exterior. Before going off the rails he was also known for a high IQ, gymnastic ability and was on course to qualify as a Royal Marine (which takes someone truly exceptional).\\ \\\\\

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* Church of Machinima/RedVsBlue starts off just being angry at everything and everybody. Turns out [[spoiler:he's actually the remains of the Alpha AI, which was tortured to fragment off parts of his mind as other AIs, leaving him with nothing left but general anger. And it turns out he's based on the Director of Project Freelancer himself...]]
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'': ** Church of Machinima/RedVsBlue starts off just being angry at everything and everybody. Turns out [[spoiler:he's actually the remains of the Alpha AI, which was tortured to fragment off parts of his mind as other AIs, leaving him with nothing left but general anger. And it turns out he's based on the Director of Project Freelancer himself...]]

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[[folder: Web Comics ]][[folder:Web Animation]] * The Large Beetle from ''Machinima/WaterHuman''. He looks just like a (talking) beetle, but apparently he can [[PsychicPowers feel that his friend is in danger and figure out where he is]]. Oh, and he has [[spoiler:FrickinLaserBeams]]. * Boomstick of ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' possesses a surprising amount of knowledge about dinosaurs, raptors in particular. -->'''Wizard:''' Wow, Boomstick. I…didn't know you knew so much about dinosaurs.\\ '''Boomstick:''' Yeah. I always wanted me pet raptor. I was gonna call him [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] after I found out what {{irony}} was. [[/folder]] [[folder:Web Comics]]

* Liriel from ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' is a [[DrowningMySorrows drunk]] because [[spoiler: she's trying to silence the voice of a dead drow queen in her head.]] * The Jaegerkin from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' seem to be progressively acquiring/revealing more depth as the comic progresses. Introduced as little more than PluckyComicRelief monster henchmen, the comic has since shown them to have a strong sense of loyalty and honour, [[ObfuscatingStupidity be a lot more intelligent than they let on]] (a fact lampshaded more than once in the comic), and, unusually for a GG-verse HenchmenRace, have freewill. Add in their general likablity and the whole hat thing, which may or may not be a sort of religion and they've ended up being downright intriguing.
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* Liriel from ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' is a [[DrowningMySorrows drunk]] because [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's trying to silence the voice of a dead drow queen in her head.]] * ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': ** The Jaegerkin from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' seem to be progressively acquiring/revealing more depth as the comic progresses. Introduced as little more than PluckyComicRelief monster henchmen, the comic has since shown them to have a strong sense of loyalty and honour, [[ObfuscatingStupidity be a lot more intelligent than they let on]] (a fact lampshaded more than once in the comic), and, unusually for a GG-verse HenchmenRace, have freewill. Add in their general likablity and the whole hat thing, which may or may not be a sort of religion and they've ended up being downright intriguing.

* The Large Beetle from ''Machinima/WaterHuman''. He looks just like a (talking) beetle, but apparently he can [[PsychicPowers feel that his friend is in danger and figure out where he is]]. Oh, and he has [[spoiler:FrickinLaserBeams]]. * In the WhateleyUniverse, even a lot of the side characters and villains get backstory or character development. For instance, Notorious JerkAss MadScientist Belphegor turns out to have some painful backstory explaining why he doesn't handle things well. The thirty-ish Headmistress turns out to be Lady Astarte, one of the great superheroines of the age, but a woman who's really over seventy years old, and still hurting from things that happened to her decades and decades ago.
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* The Large Beetle from ''Machinima/WaterHuman''. He looks just like a (talking) beetle, but apparently he can [[PsychicPowers feel that his friend is in danger and figure out where he is]]. Oh, and he has [[spoiler:FrickinLaserBeams]]. * In the WhateleyUniverse, ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', even a lot of the side characters and villains get backstory or character development. For instance, Notorious JerkAss MadScientist Belphegor turns out to have some painful backstory explaining why he doesn't handle things well. The thirty-ish Headmistress turns out to be Lady Astarte, one of the great superheroines of the age, but a woman who's really over seventy years old, and still hurting from things that happened to her decades and decades ago.

* Boomstick of ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' possesses a surprising amount of knowledge about dinosaurs, raptors in particular. --> '''Wizard:''' Wow, Boomstick. I…didn't know you knew so much about dinosaurs. --> '''Boomstick:''' Yeah. I always wanted me pet raptor. I was gonna call him [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] after I found out what {{irony}} was.

* Cammy from [[WebVideo/ACoupleofCuntsintheCountryside A Couple of Cunts in the Countryside]] may act like a drunken fool and swear like a trucker, but when he's expounding on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALGPII_kD9o politics]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_98fknKKM religion]], he reveals that he's actually very intelligent. * From LetsPlay/HatFilms, Smiffy [[https://myspace.com/tinboxboys used to be in a bluegrass band]] and is still a huge fan of the genre, having written a [[TearJerker surprisingly sad]] song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdbXJfeOXk Wardens]]", about death row inmates and their last moments. He also loves geckos and has adopted a pair, noting at the same time that he feels conflicted since he's technically endorsing captivity. A subversion later happens when the trio are playing ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' with LetsPlay/{{Sips}} and LetsPlay/{{Turpster}}, when Trott starts spouting some seemingly good German phrases; it later turns out that he's been looking up German words on his phone. Smiffy calls him out and lampshades the seemingly sudden fluency.
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* Cammy from [[WebVideo/ACoupleofCuntsintheCountryside A Couple of Cunts in the Countryside]] ''WebVideo/ACoupleofCuntsintheCountryside'' may act like a drunken fool and swear like a trucker, but when he's expounding on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALGPII_kD9o politics]] or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI_98fknKKM religion]], he reveals that he's actually very intelligent. * From LetsPlay/HatFilms, ''LetsPlay/HatFilms'', Smiffy [[https://myspace.com/tinboxboys used to be in a bluegrass band]] and is still a huge fan of the genre, having written a [[TearJerker surprisingly sad]] song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdbXJfeOXk Wardens]]", about death row inmates and their last moments. He also loves geckos and has adopted a pair, noting at the same time that he feels conflicted since he's technically endorsing captivity. A subversion later happens when the trio are playing ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' with LetsPlay/{{Sips}} and LetsPlay/{{Turpster}}, when Trott starts spouting some seemingly good German phrases; it later turns out that he's been looking up German words on his phone. Smiffy calls him out and lampshades the seemingly sudden fluency.
18th Nov '15 10:59:20 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** Astorath isn't anywhere near the stupid brute he seems to be. He also comes to [[WorthyOpponent deeply respect Sonic and friends as enemies]]. He also correctly predicted that [[spoiler: Maledict's master plan]] would never work from the start, but [[CassandraTruth he was ignored]].
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** Astorath isn't anywhere near the stupid BloodKnight brute he seems to be. He also be; he comes to [[WorthyOpponent deeply respect Sonic and friends as enemies]].enemies]] and has a strong sense of honor. He also correctly predicted that [[spoiler: Maledict's master plan]] would never work from the start, but [[CassandraTruth he was ignored]]. Even ''Jesus'' praises Astorath as an honorable Demon.
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