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14th Sep '16 1:03:48 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', Bean is claimed to be bad at commanding large armies, but can use a few as precisely as a scalpel. Why he would be bad with large armies is never given any examples past being stated so... until the POVSequel ''Ender's Shadow'' which revealed said trait was in fact a lie to keep Bean from shouldering too many responsibilities because he's Ender's replacement in case he fails. Being a P.O.V. sequel also gives it more time to show that the lie does have a bit of truth to it; Bean's tactics are excellent, but morale under his command tends to be low because he's not good at empathizing with others.

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* In ''Literature/EndersGame'', Bean is claimed to be bad at commanding large armies, but can use a few as precisely as a scalpel. Why he would be bad with large armies is never given any examples past being stated so... until the POVSequel ''Ender's Shadow'' ''Literature/EndersShadow'' which revealed said trait was in fact a lie to keep Bean from shouldering too many responsibilities because he's Ender's replacement in case he fails. Being a P.O.V. sequel also gives it more time to show that the lie does have a bit of truth to it; Bean's tactics are excellent, but morale under his command tends to be low because he's not good at empathizing with others.
13th Sep '16 9:34:36 PM TheSinful
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* Jeremiah Walker in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/19300/the-man-with-two-names The Man With Two Names]]'' is stated more than once to have a problem with his temper. Yet the only times he's shown losing his temper in the story are when someone is completely screwing him over such as his employer not only refusing to help him get a work visa so he won't get deported to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the Everfree Forest]]. The ultimate case being his argument and "murder" of his older brother Abe. Abe stole the pastor position at the local church which Jeremiah had wanted since childhood then proceeded to remove all Christian influences from the church to "be more inclusive", and his idea of helping Jeremiah is offering a recommendation for him to be pastor at a ''church of a different religion''. Furthermore, Abe is the one who escalated the argument to outright violence and Jeremiah accidentally stabbed him when Abe tried to choke him out and Jeremiah lashed out blindly with a knife.
11th Sep '16 11:00:21 PM NNinja
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* In ''Visulanovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' Maya describes her past attempts at channelling spirits as "hit-and-miss". This might've been true for the [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney first game in the series]] where she did have a few failures, but that's when she's specifically described as being still in training. One game later, while she continues to train, she's considered full-fledged spirit medium, and from that point onward she never once she failed to channel a spirit of a dead person.
28th Aug '16 9:25:12 AM NNinja
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* Friday in ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe'' is supposed to be an ignorant savage (Crusoe loves that word) from a wretched cannibal tribe. While we ''do'' see some cannibals in action, Friday himself is never anything but loyal, brave, kind, intelligent, and handsome - hardly qualities one would associate with a "savage." It's just about impossible to picture him as ever having been TheSavageIndian.
** Though "savage" at the time, and even up until the beginning of the twentieth century, had very different connotations; it didn't mean brutal like it does now and wasn't derogatory, and in fact had some positive connotations because it was associated with people who were thought to be brave, loyal, etc.; "savages" were just "uncultured" or "uncivilised".
20th Jul '16 5:40:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Garet in the original ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' is mentioned by his little brother to be a [[BigEater compulsive glutton]]. This is never mentioned again in canon (though [[SpinOffspring Tyrell]] gives it a CallBack in ''Dark Dawn''). Likewise, the official Nintendo strategy guide for ''The Lost Age'' directly describes [[TheBrute Agatio]] as "... [[DumbMuscle [lacking] substance between the ears]]". This is the guy who outwits [[TheChessmaster Alex]] to his face, and later [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty sabotages Isaac's party]] because [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he knows he won't win a fair fight with them]]. Lacking substance ''he ain't''.

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* Garet in the original ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' is mentioned by his little brother to be a [[BigEater compulsive glutton]]. This is never mentioned again in canon (though [[SpinOffspring Tyrell]] gives it a CallBack in ''Dark Dawn''). Likewise, the official Nintendo strategy guide for ''The Lost Age'' directly describes [[TheBrute Agatio]] as "... [[DumbMuscle [lacking] substance between the ears]]". This is the guy who outwits [[TheChessmaster Alex]] to his face, and later [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty sabotages Isaac's party]] because [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy he knows he won't win a fair fight with them]].them. Lacking substance ''he ain't''.
11th Jul '16 9:48:58 AM trixus
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* Screenwriter Steve Kloves said that the reason Hermione Granger became his favorite ''Literature/HarryPotter'' character was due to her having "no idea" of the effect she has on people, suggesting a certain degree of social ineptitude, yet this trait never seems to come up in [[Film/HarryPotter any of the films]], where she seems quite capable of socializing with others, despite being a supposedly bookish nerd.

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* Screenwriter Steve Kloves said that the reason Hermione Granger became his favorite ''Literature/HarryPotter'' character was due to her having "no idea" of the effect she has on people, suggesting a certain degree of social ineptitude, yet this trait never seems to come up in [[Film/HarryPotter any of the films]], films]] (except in the first where she butts in a lot of conversations she wasn't invited but that drops fast), where she seems quite capable of socializing with others, despite being a supposedly bookish nerd.
9th Jul '16 9:01:22 AM BenOfHouston
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** Also, both of them claim that the mercs are illiterate; videos seem to contradict this, as all of them except the Soldier and maybe the Pyro are able to read just fine. (With the Heavy and the Engineer even holding PhDs, the Medic possibly holding one in the past.)

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** Also, both of them claim that the mercs are illiterate; videos seem to contradict this, as all of them except the Soldier and maybe the Pyro are able to read just fine. (With the Heavy and the Engineer even holding PhDs, PhDs and the Medic possibly holding one having an MD, since he had a medical license in the past.)
3rd Jul '16 7:16:18 PM nombretomado
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* Ackar from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn'' is said to be an old warrior way past his prime, and as such, his people are growing tired of him. Doesn't stop him from performing impossible multi-somersaults and wiping away a gang of marauding Bone Hunters and their dinosaur steeds with ease.

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* Ackar from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: The Legend Reborn'' is said to be an old warrior way past his prime, and as such, his people are growing tired of him. Doesn't stop him from performing impossible multi-somersaults and wiping away a gang of marauding Bone Hunters and their dinosaur steeds with ease.
19th Jun '16 11:36:58 PM DoctorTItanX
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Much like the InformedAbility, an Informed Flaw is a FatalFlaw that simply doesn't have any effect on the plot or character. It can come up in one of two forms:

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Much like the InformedAbility, an Informed Flaw is a FatalFlaw that simply doesn't have any real effect on the plot event or character. It can come up in one of two forms:



* The [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids dub]] of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' gives Yusei Entomophobia for apparently no other reason than to add an element of fear to his episode 2 duel against an Insect duelist - despite the fact that his character shows no obvious outward signs of being afraid of bugs at all.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', people constantly comment on how ''bad'' a duelist Yuma is, more so in the dub, where Astral comments how "I once saw you lose to a vending machine." While Yuma isn't the boring InvincibleHero that previous protagonists in the franchise are (he has lost to both Kaito and Shark) his record is still rather good (likely better than any real-life player of the OCG) and like other protagonists, has defeated entities of god-like power, even without Astral's help at times. (Maybe even ''especially'' without Astral's help. Some of his worst battles have occurred when Astral was incapacitated or hurt.)

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* The [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids dub]] of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' gives Yusei Entomophobia entomophobia for apparently no other reason than to add an element of fear to his episode 2 duel against an Insect duelist - despite the fact that his character shows no obvious outward signs of being afraid of bugs at all.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'', people constantly comment on how ''bad'' a duelist Yuma is, more so in the dub, where Astral comments how "I once saw you lose to a vending machine." While Yuma isn't the boring InvincibleHero that previous protagonists in the franchise are past have been (he has lost to both Kaito and Shark) his record is still rather good (likely better than any standard, real-life player of the OCG) and like other protagonists, has defeated entities of god-like power, even without Astral's help at times. (Maybe even ''especially'' without Astral's help. Some of his worst battles have occurred when Astral was incapacitated or hurt.)



* In ''Anime/SonicX'', in a rather shabby attempt to make Chris Thorndyke likable, he often complains about being rich meaning he doesn't have any real friends, and his parents never being home. While at first this seems almost true, over the course of the show he is shown to have more human friends, more guardians, and his parents repeatedly manage to show up for special occasions. Being obscenely wealthy is certainly never played as a disadvantage.

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* In ''Anime/SonicX'', in a rather shabby attempt to make Chris Thorndyke likable, he often complains about being rich meaning he doesn't have any real friends, and his parents never being home. While at first this seems almost true, over the course of the show time, he is shown to have more human friends, more guardians, and his parents repeatedly manage to physically show up for special occasions. Being obscenely wealthy is certainly never played as a disadvantage.



** In one of the episodes Usagi lists a bunch of her faults, one of them is that she's flat-chested. Have the writers actually seen any art of the show?!

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** In one of the episodes Usagi lists a bunch of her faults, one of them is that she's flat-chested. Have the writers actually seen any art of the show?!Her actual appearance contradicts that.
14th Jun '16 1:53:31 AM Doug86
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** Much is made of Q being a liar. For example, Worf in "Déjà Q" says "You have fooled us too often, Q," and Vash in "Q-Less" mentions that the people of the planet Brax believe Q is the god of lies. Yet he almost never lies onscreen, something [[StarTrekVoyager Janeway explicitly points out.]]

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** Much is made of Q being a liar. For example, Worf in "Déjà Q" says "You have fooled us too often, Q," and Vash in "Q-Less" mentions that the people of the planet Brax believe Q is the god of lies. Yet he almost never lies onscreen, something [[StarTrekVoyager [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Janeway explicitly points out.]]
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