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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.
29th Nov '15 4:18:46 PM eroock
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->"Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, and not of him who makes you laugh."

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->"Seek ->''"Seek counsel of him who makes you weep, and not of him who makes you laugh.""''
25th Nov '15 7:09:49 AM Euodiachloris
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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 and accurate advise along with the cutting humour. [[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 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 accurate ''accurately'' on the nose advise along with the cutting humour.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.]]
24th Nov '15 2:28:15 PM Euodiachloris
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Davos Seaworth is this to Stannis Baratheon. This works in his favor, as Stannis is [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] to a fault, hates people sugar-coating their words and flattering, and makes Davos his [[TheGoodChancellor Hand]] and a Lord for giving good and honest advise, saying there is nobody more fit to be his Hand.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Davos Seaworth is this to Stannis Baratheon. This works in his favor, as Stannis is [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] to a fault, hates people sugar-coating their words and flattering, or turning the flattery on, and makes Davos his [[TheGoodChancellor Hand]] and a Lord for giving good and honest advise, saying there is nobody more fit to be his Hand.


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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 and accurate advise along with the cutting humour. [[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.]]
2nd Nov '15 9:42:39 AM MrThorfan64
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Davos Seaworth is this to Stannis Baratheon.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Davos Seaworth is this to Stannis Baratheon. This works in his favor, as Stannis is [[BrutalHonesty brutally honest]] to a fault, hates people sugar-coating their words and flattering, and makes Davos his [[TheGoodChancellor Hand]] and a Lord for giving good and honest advise, saying there is nobody more fit to be his Hand.
22nd Sep '15 1:53:18 AM FerrousWill
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* In ancient Imperial Japan, there was a position known as "nacon" (納言, literally 'one to take words from'), they act as the speakers and advisers to their superiors, which in certain cases just so happen to be the emperor himself. Although the position is no more, its legacy can be found in the names of some red bean breeds, named so because of their toughness and thus aversion of breaking when cooked, not unlike how real nacons tend to keep their bellies intact despite their job description and the prevalence of ordered harakiris.
17th Aug '15 5:41:12 AM mzytryck01
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** Loghain himself spent much of his life being this to King Cailan, usually successfully, and it's implied that it was Cailan's refusal to listen to reason (in Loghain's eyes,) in the case of the Blight that convinced Loghain Ferelden would be better off without Cailan.
7th Aug '15 7:44:52 AM msq
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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 ''approved.''

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* Malcador the Sigilite in the backstory of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''' ''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 ''approved.''
Emperor, for all his disdain against people questioning his views or decisions, ''approved'' of him.
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