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14th May '18 8:45:46 PM danlansdowne
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* In public, Stephen of ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' seems to be a textbook SycophanticServant, sucking up to his masters and snapping at anyone who seems to oppose them. This is simply because he knows Candie, like any slave owner, would never stand for a slave or any black person showing himself to be smarter than him. In private, Stephen gives Candie meaningful advise that he highly values, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite thinking black people are of biologically inferior intelligence.]]

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* In public, Stephen of ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' seems to be a textbook SycophanticServant, sucking up to his masters and snapping at anyone who seems to oppose them. This is simply because he knows Candie, like any slave owner, would never stand for a slave or any black person showing himself to be smarter than him. In private, Stephen gives Candie meaningful advise advice that he highly values, [[{{Hypocrite}} despite thinking black people are of biologically inferior intelligence.]]
20th Mar '18 11:03:11 AM gb00393
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** Tyrion takes this role in Tywin's war council and in King's Landing whenever he's not acting as an executive power himself. Tywin listens to his input, but Joffrey and Cersei do not. Tyrion eventually becomes Daenerys's honest advisor once he's recognized as this after a single conversation.
8th Mar '18 4:08:55 AM jormis29
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* Creator/WaltDisney had a notorious hatred for [[YesMan Yes-Men]]. He would actively seek out people like Bill Peet and [[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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* Creator/WaltDisney had a notorious hatred for [[YesMan Yes-Men]]. He would actively seek out people like Bill Peet and [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ward Kimball]] Creator/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.
15th Jan '18 3:54:22 PM StFan
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** Baron Wulfenbach in states early on that he prefers his men criticize him when possible, rather than see flaws but be too afraid to voice them.

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** Baron Wulfenbach in states early on that he prefers his men criticize him when possible, rather than see flaws but be too afraid to voice them.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' Bolin becomes this accidentally when he mentions that the businessman [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Varrick]] is not [[ItMakesSenseInContext actually levitating.]] Varrick takes a shine to him for it, and fires the lying swami on the spot and scolds all his [[YesMan yes men]] for not telling him and letting him look like an idiot.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Bolin becomes this accidentally when he mentions that the businessman [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Varrick]] is not [[ItMakesSenseInContext actually levitating.]] Varrick takes a shine to him for it, and fires the lying swami on the spot and scolds all his [[YesMan yes men]] for not telling him and letting him look like an idiot.
8th Dec '17 12:44:35 PM ironballs16
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* Many of the (successful) leaders of the [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Three Kingdoms of China]] had at least one of these, though whether or not they listened varied. The uber-example of these would be Zhang Zhao, who served Sun Quan of Wu. Historically, he was legendary for telling Sun Quan exactly what he thought whenever he thought Sun was in the wrong, and the fact that he'd known Sun from his youth meant he could get away with outright scolding his boss. It wasn't unusual to have both Sun Quan and Zhang Zhao screaming at each other when they disagreed.

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* Many of the (successful) leaders of the [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms Three Kingdoms of China]] had at least one of these, though whether or not they listened varied. The uber-example of these would be Zhang Zhao, who served Sun Quan of Wu. Historically, he was legendary for telling Sun Quan exactly what he thought whenever he thought Sun was in the wrong, and the fact that he'd known Sun from his youth meant he could get away with outright scolding his boss. It wasn't unusual to have both Sun Quan and Zhang Zhao [[VitriolicBestBuds screaming at each other when they disagreed.disagreed]].
3rd Oct '17 8:06:14 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Archie Goodwin is Literature/NeroWolfe's legman, gofer and dogsbody more than an actual advisor, but it's frequently implied that one of the main reasons Wolfe keeps him around is because Archie is willing to puncture his pomposity with sarcasm and snark and is able to call him out whenever he feels Wolfe is crossing a line that shouldn't be crossed.
23rd Sep '17 4:39:25 PM darkemyst
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* Part of the reason King Samrick of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' decides to recruit Sadick to his Royal Justicars is that he ''"appreciate[s Sadick's] honesty and constancy"'', giving the same complaints about the king's rule to his face as he has been saying elsewhere.
21st Sep '17 4:54:54 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Later books show that while most people on the good guys' side will follow Dumbledore without question, Minerva [=McGonagall=] is one of the only people who will challenge his beliefs and actions, readily voicing disapproval when he does something she disagrees with. That said, once she's spoken her piece, she will follow Dumbledore's orders regardless. Dumbledore, in turn, clearly appreciates her input, if appointing her his second-in-command is any indication, and as ''The Deathly Hallows'' shows, Dumbledore has made some terrible mistakes in his past and has good reason to doubt his own judgement.
3rd Sep '17 6:42:07 AM gb00393
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** Kevan often questions his brother Tywin's orders candidly but respectfully. Although he refuses the job, it's clear he would be one for Cersei. Being an experienced soldier and a member of her family, he's no YesMan.
--> '''Kevan:''' I did not return to the capital to serve as your puppet. To watch you stack the Small Council with sycophants.
16th Aug '17 4:33:56 PM Rippingtons60
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** Genkai in is one, whose favorite pastime is to call her student a dumbass/moron/dimwit/etc. and outline just how stupidly he's dealing with the current situation. All in all, she isn't afraid to [[TheTrickster trick]], [[DrillSergeantNasty insult]], or [[SinkOrSwimMentor nearly kill Yusuke]] if it means he'll finally stop fooling around and see things clearly.

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** Genkai in is one, whose favorite pastime is to call her student a dumbass/moron/dimwit/etc. and outline just how stupidly he's dealing with the current situation. All in all, she isn't afraid to [[TheTrickster trick]], [[DrillSergeantNasty insult]], or [[SinkOrSwimMentor nearly kill Yusuke]] if it means he'll finally stop fooling around and see things clearly. Ironically, this is the very reason Yusuke respects her so much (not that he'd ever admit it of course), because she's the only adult in his life that doesn't screw around with him.
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