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28th Jan '16 1:56:29 PM HaggisMcCrablice
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** Also, his ability to cook is questioned... obviously he can make lasagna capably, and presumably other dishes as well; however, when he devastates from his small store of pat recipes and experiments, the results leave much to be desired (he once used mayonnaise as a substitute for some necessary ingredient, reasoning that "it's the same color"). Even Garfield won't touch these culinary abortions.
24th Jan '16 2:39:41 AM samsteel5
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* Various sources state that ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' can be a jerk at times. This contrasts with his actual in-game portrayal. He is always portrayed as a caring, friendly, if somewhat snarky guy. While more a case of CharacterizationMarchesOn, bios also sometimes refer to Tails being childlike and hyperactive, despite his personality being [[WiseBeyondTheirYears even more mature and rational than Sonic's]] for the large part.
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* Various sources state that ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' can be a jerk at times. This contrasts with his actual in-game portrayal. He is always portrayed as a caring, friendly, if somewhat snarky guy. While more a case of CharacterizationMarchesOn, bios also sometimes refer to Tails being childlike and hyperactive, despite his personality being [[WiseBeyondTheirYears even more mature and rational than Sonic's]] for the large part. Note, however, that this only really applies to the games- [[SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie In]] [[SonicUnderground other]] [[SonicSatAM media]] Sonic's a lot more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold, and Tails is usually more childlike and naive. This applies least for Sonic in ''Anime/SonicX'', in which he can be rather impolite and disrespectful of other people at other times but is still pretty nice nonetheless, and least for Tails in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', in which he's a ''lot'' more intelligent and mature than Sonic could ever hope to be.
15th Jan '16 4:49:07 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* While their sanity (or lack thereof) isn't questioned, they have been described as "mostly having below-average IQ's" by Miss Pauling, and as "idiots" by Helen the Administrator, though each of them later displayed smarts ranging from GeniusDitz to DitzyGenius level, probably factoring in the "emotional stability" part of IQ amongst others. A later comic shows why they make such claims; Helen believes them to be just like the lead poisoned idiots of Teufort, while Miss Pauling has secretly been providing all of them with bottled water, except the Soldier, who didn't bother listening to her warnings
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* ** While their sanity (or lack thereof) isn't questioned, they have been described as "mostly having below-average IQ's" by Miss Pauling, and as "idiots" by Helen the Administrator, though each of them later displayed smarts ranging from GeniusDitz to DitzyGenius level, probably factoring in the "emotional stability" part of IQ amongst others. A later comic shows why they make such claims; Helen believes them to be just like the lead poisoned idiots of Teufort, while Miss Pauling has secretly been providing all of them with bottled water, except the Soldier, who didn't bother listening to her warnings
15th Jan '16 4:48:38 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the mercs in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' have a few: * While their sanity (or lack thereof) isn't questioned, they have been described as "mostly having below-average IQ's" by Miss Pauling, and as "idiots" by Helen the Administrator, though each of them later displayed smarts ranging from GeniusDitz to DitzyGenius level, probably factoring in the "emotional stability" part of IQ amongst others. A later comic shows why they make such claims; Helen believes them to be just like the lead poisoned idiots of Teufort, while Miss Pauling has secretly been providing all of them with bottled water, except the Soldier, who didn't bother listening to her warnings ** 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.)
22nd Dec '15 12:08:44 PM Discar
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Mary Sue and most of its subtropes are Flame Bait.
A SubTrope of InformedAttribute and ShowDontTell, and a SuperTrope of HollywoodHomely, HollywoodPudgy, HollywoodDateless, GorgeousGorgon, InformedLoner, TinMan, and DesignatedVillain. Related to InformedAbility, SuetifulAllAlong and AntiSue. Contrast with IAmNotLeftHanded, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, and ObfuscatingStupidity.
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A SubTrope of InformedAttribute and ShowDontTell, and a SuperTrope of HollywoodHomely, HollywoodPudgy, HollywoodDateless, GorgeousGorgon, InformedLoner, TinMan, and DesignatedVillain. Related to InformedAbility, SuetifulAllAlong and AntiSue.SuetifulAllAlong. Contrast with IAmNotLeftHanded, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, and ObfuscatingStupidity.
10th Dec '15 9:12:09 AM Pichu-kun
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* Nate being a RidiculouslyAverageGuy is a running gag in ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' but he isn't nearly as generic as he is stated to be.
20th Nov '15 2:51:22 PM jormis29
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* In-Universe example in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}} 2''. Wheatley is a personality core designed to make stupid decisions, and [=GLaDOS=] continually remarks how big of a moron he is. In reality he outsmarts her and Chell numerous times, even using traps that ''rely'' on their belief that he is stupid to work. [[FridgeBrilliance Four possible justifications]]:
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* In-Universe example in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}} 2''.''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. Wheatley is a personality core designed to make stupid decisions, and [=GLaDOS=] continually remarks how big of a moron he is. In reality he outsmarts her and Chell numerous times, even using traps that ''rely'' on their belief that he is stupid to work. [[FridgeBrilliance Four possible justifications]]:
20th Nov '15 8:56:45 AM HighCrate
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The first is Hollywood Dateless, and the second is just plain inaccurate; there are always several overweight extras in crowd shots.
* In ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', the character of George Constanza is allegedly very unlucky in love. But unless StatusQuoIsGod, during the course of almost ten years that the show ran, Constanza slept with dozens of women. The average American male rarely approaches to ten bed partners during his whole lifetime. However, this might be referring to George's chronic inability to form meaningful relationships instead of just sleeping with women thus he can't stay in a relationship with a woman for any real length of time not to mention actually marrying any of them, which is true. * In ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', the town of Pawnee, Indiana is hailed as "First in friendship, fourth in obesity," but every crowd shot or town meeting casts doubt over the latter - it's always just normal-looking extras.
23rd Oct '15 11:19:04 PM Kid
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** Sam's flaw is how he's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w_yz5Ekaz0 "always trying to play the hero"]] and how it constantly backfires on him despite him doing the right thing...It seems to be more [[AngstDissonance self pity in recent installments of the series.]] (reasons for the self pity ranging from having to be the leader, ''not'' being the leader, everything going wrong, nothing going wrong and it being boring, his girlfriend refusing to be pressured into sex and repercussions from '''cheating''') But he's the nice guy who does the right thing always and gets [[MarySue disproportionate retribution from his godly sacrifices.]]
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** Sam's flaw is how he's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w_yz5Ekaz0 "always trying to play the hero"]] and how it constantly backfires on him despite him doing the right thing...It seems to be more [[AngstDissonance self pity in recent installments of the series.]] series]] (reasons for the self pity ranging from having to be the leader, ''not'' being the leader, everything going wrong, nothing going wrong and it being boring, his girlfriend refusing to be pressured into sex and repercussions from '''cheating''') '''cheating'''). But he's the nice guy who does the right thing always and gets [[MarySue disproportionate retribution from his godly sacrifices.]]
23rd Oct '15 10:57:41 PM Kid
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Remember that TropesAreTools - many examples on the page are negative, but that does not make the trope negative in nature. (See PlayingWithATrope). A common variation that is NOT the result of poor writing is where the character him or herself believes that they have a flaw (i.e. a big nose) because of, say, past teasing or bullying, but to any viewer, it is obvious that such a flaw does not exist.
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Remember that TropesAreTools - many examples on the page are negative, but that does not make the trope negative in nature. (See PlayingWithATrope). PlayingWithATrope.) A common variation that is NOT the result of poor writing is where the character him or herself believes that they have a flaw (i.e. a big nose) because of, say, past teasing or bullying, but to any viewer, it is obvious that such a flaw does not exist.
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