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4th Dec '16 12:25:57 PM MrThorfan64
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** [[DeadpanSnarker Tyrion]] [[TheTrickster Lannister]] is an errant Honest Advisor (with no fixed advisee, let alone abode) who shamelessly uses the contempt others hold for his being a dwarf to act the role of TheJester when needed: from Jon Snow to Caitlyn Stark, his own father, his sister and brother, Joffrey (comes with free insults) and anybody else he comes in range of, he can and will give blunt, honest (various shades of), well-thought-out (given what he knows) and ''accurately'' on the nose advise along with the cutting humour and wordplay. [[DeconstructedTrope However, it comes back to bite him, as snarktastic advice can be made to sound like a threat if a wounded party chooses to make it appear that way.]]

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** [[DeadpanSnarker Tyrion]] [[TheTrickster Lannister]] is an errant Honest Advisor (with no fixed advisee, let alone abode) who shamelessly uses the contempt others hold for his being a dwarf to act the role of TheJester when needed: from Jon Snow to Caitlyn Catelyn Stark, his own father, his sister and brother, Joffrey (comes with free insults) and anybody else he comes in range of, he can and will give blunt, honest (various shades of), well-thought-out (given what he knows) and ''accurately'' on the nose advise along with the cutting humour and wordplay. [[DeconstructedTrope However, it comes back to bite him, as snarktastic advice can be made to sound like a threat if a wounded party chooses to make it appear that way.]]]] There's also the fact Tyrion is knowingly helping out a tyrannical and usurping regime as he's related to them, despite his claims to [[TokenGoodTeammate help the common people]] he knows full well Lannister rule is horribly oppressive to the smallfolk.
5th Nov '16 12:34:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''The InspectorLynley Mysteries'': DS Barbara Havers is this to her partner, DI Lynley. Although it took her some time to earn the position, by the end of season two she can get away with saying things no one else could because she has earned his trust repeatedly over the course of their partnership, and though he might snap at her, she knows that's as far as it will go.

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* ''The InspectorLynley Mysteries'': ''Series/TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'': DS Barbara Havers is this to her partner, DI Lynley. Although it took her some time to earn the position, by the end of season two she can get away with saying things no one else could because she has earned his trust repeatedly over the course of their partnership, and though he might snap at her, she knows that's as far as it will go.
30th Oct '16 3:18:42 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' books, it is built into the Heraldic system that the King or Queen always has a Monarch's Own Herald, ready to serve as trustworthy friend, confidant, and brutally honest advisor if needed. Part of their purpose is to call the Monarch out on anything questionable, stupid, or pointless they try to do. The breakdown of this relationship between Queen Selenay and Queen's Own Herald Talamir causes numerous political problems and plot points in the main time period covered by the books.

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* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' books, it is built into the Heraldic system that the King or Queen always has a Monarch's Own Herald, ready to serve as trustworthy friend, confidant, and brutally honest advisor if needed. Part of their purpose is to call the Monarch out on anything questionable, stupid, or pointless they try to do. The breakdown of this relationship between Queen Selenay and Queen's Own Herald Talamir causes numerous political problems and plot points in the main time period covered by the books.
19th Oct '16 6:12:23 AM Andyroid
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* Applejack from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''would'' be this if she had any interest in politics. However, she played one in the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Christmas episode]]. TheLeader she served was such an arrogant [[TheCaligula nutjob]] that she had long since degenerated into a DeadpanSnarker.

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* Applejack from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''would'' be this if she had any interest in politics. However, she played one in the pageant from the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve Christmas episode]]. TheLeader she served episode]], Smart Cookie. Her boss Chancellor Puddinghead was such an arrogant [[TheCaligula nutjob]] that she Smart Cookie had long since degenerated into a DeadpanSnarker.
1st Sep '16 9:09:41 AM storymasterb
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** Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, kept his old nanny around (her life extended via rejuvenat treatments) because he knew she would tell him the things he didn't want to hear.
17th Jul '16 3:39:11 PM DarkHunter
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* [[Series/TheXFactor Simon]] [[Series/AmericanIdol Cowell]]: "I'm not being rude, but..." He wasn't interested in making friends or sparing feelings; he often delivered hard truths the contestants needed to hear as they'd likely had a lifetime of coddling by people more interested in stroking their ego than nurturing any talent they might have had.

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* [[Series/TheXFactor Simon]] [[Series/AmericanIdol Cowell]]: "I'm not being rude, but..." He wasn't interested in making friends or sparing feelings; he often delivered hard truths the contestants needed to hear as they'd likely had a lifetime of coddling by people more interested in stroking their ego than nurturing any talent they might have had. On the other hand, it has often been said that if Simon gives someone praise, then they probably really deserved it and had some real talent.
5th Jul '16 1:02:53 PM OlmoJV
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* ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'': When the [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Horned]] [[VillainProtagonist King]] is [[ResurrectedForAJob resurrected]] by [[CosmicEntities the Fates]] for his forced and fixed-term (and only) {{redemption quest}}, they provide him the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Invisibles]] as servants and advisers. As the creations and minors of the Fates, they're powerful creatures of their own right and unable to be hurt physically, thus listing them among those few who are completely unafraid of the [[TheDreaded Horned King]] and unhesitant to give him sound suggestions on how he should treat [[MoralityPet Avalina]] or call him out when he treats her cruelly.

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25th Jun '16 5:29:37 PM LentilSandEater
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* [[Series/TheXFactor Simon]] [[Series/AmericanIdol Cowell]]: "I'm not being rude, but..."
** Actually there are quite a few fans who feel that ''Idol'' has [[SeasonalRot consistently gotten worse]] since Cowell's departure since he was always the only judge unafraid to tell it like it is. He wasn't interested in making friends or sparing feelings; he often delivered hard truths the contestants needed to hear as they'd likely had a lifetime of coddling by people more interested in stroking their ego than nurturing any talent they might have had.

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* [[Series/TheXFactor Simon]] [[Series/AmericanIdol Cowell]]: "I'm not being rude, but..."
** Actually there are quite a few fans who feel that ''Idol'' has [[SeasonalRot consistently gotten worse]] since Cowell's departure since he was always the only judge unafraid to tell it like it is.
" He wasn't interested in making friends or sparing feelings; he often delivered hard truths the contestants needed to hear as they'd likely had a lifetime of coddling by people more interested in stroking their ego than nurturing any talent they might have had.
8th Jun '16 4:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Malcador the Sigilite in the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' as well as the ''HorusHeresy'' is shown to have been the Emperor's closest confidant and advisor despite his unassuming appearance. Not only did he manage the Imperium with incredible efficiency and helped established vital institutions like the what became the Inquisition, but also had the privilege of being blunt and frank in his comments (and criticisms) on the Emperor. And the Emperor, for all his disdain against people questioning his views or decisions, ''approved'' of him.

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* Malcador the Sigilite in the backstory of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}}'' as well as the ''HorusHeresy'' ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' is shown to have been the Emperor's closest confidant and advisor despite his unassuming appearance. Not only did he manage the Imperium with incredible efficiency and helped established vital institutions like the what became the Inquisition, but also had the privilege of being blunt and frank in his comments (and criticisms) on the Emperor. And the Emperor, for all his disdain against people questioning his views or decisions, ''approved'' of him.
31st May '16 10:35:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Creator/WaltDisney had a notorious hatred for [[YesMan Yes-Men]]. He would actively seek out people like Bill Peet and WardKimball who were known to disagree with him on pretty much everything, because he wanted to hear as many opinions as possible in order to make his films as good as they could be.

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* Creator/WaltDisney had a notorious hatred for [[YesMan Yes-Men]]. He would actively seek out people like Bill Peet and WardKimball [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]] who were known to disagree with him on pretty much everything, because he wanted to hear as many opinions as possible in order to make his films as good as they could be.
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