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18th May '18 1:25:14 PM PiDa
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** Meryl Silverburgh was mentioned as having had 'special psychotherapy to destroy her interest in men'. ''It didn't work''. It's not even that Snake 'cures' her - she's flirting with him from the very beginning, before she even knows who he is or what he's like, besides 'handsome', and not five minutes after the supposed psychotherapy is mentioned, Psycho Mantis is telling Snake that she's fallen for him. The aim was probably to present her as someone who'd locked away all of her femininity in order to succeed as a soldier, but it has absolutely no effect on her character and absolutely no explanation is even attempted.
** Psycho Mantis claims that Snake is ''even worse'' than the game's BigBad, Liquid Snake. While Snake is undoubtedly a JerkAss, he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not without conscience]] and actually ''stopped'' World War III ''twice,'' while Liquid is trying to start it. There is no obvious indication in spoken dialogue or backstory to back up Mantis's claim. Then again, screwing with people's heads is Psycho Mantis' entire schtick.

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** *** Meryl Silverburgh was mentioned as having had 'special psychotherapy to destroy her interest in men'. ''It didn't work''. It's not even that Snake 'cures' her - she's flirting with him from the very beginning, before she even knows who he is or what he's like, besides 'handsome', and not five minutes after the supposed psychotherapy is mentioned, Psycho Mantis is telling Snake that she's fallen for him. The aim was probably to present her as someone who'd locked away all of her femininity in order to succeed as a soldier, but it has absolutely no effect on her character and absolutely no explanation is even attempted.
** *** Psycho Mantis claims that Snake is ''even worse'' than the game's BigBad, Liquid Snake. While Snake is undoubtedly a JerkAss, he's [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not without conscience]] and actually ''stopped'' World War III ''twice,'' while Liquid is trying to start it. There is no obvious indication in spoken dialogue or backstory to back up Mantis's claim. Then again, screwing with people's heads is Psycho Mantis' entire schtick.schtick.
***Fox says that Snake "hasn't aged well", and while Snake does have accelerated ageing which becomes very apparent in later games, in ''Metal Gear Solid'' he just appears like a handsome man in his early 30s, with all of the female characters noticing straight away how good-looking he is. Mind you, that's also InformedAttractiveness in itself, since, apart from the artworks used in the Codec and Briefing, his face is an immobile, low-poly block with no visible eyes.
2nd May '18 9:14:22 AM N8han11
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*** At one point, he introduces evidence and testimony against his own client, and afterward moves that he be disbarred for it.
2nd May '18 9:05:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' plays with this trope regarding bastards. Sometimes they're implied to be the lowest of the low - even wildings use the word 'bastard' as an insult to them, and bastards are also known as 'baseborn'. Yet we're also told that their life is usually easier than a common person, and it's far from uncommon to see bastards win knighthoods or command armies. This is likely a consequence of the MedievalStasis; in Westeros society, there's often no question of a child's parentage, but they're legally a bastard because they were born out of wedlock and that's that. And it's hard to legally adopt a child or declare someone other than their actual child their heir because so much of the society's government and power structure is driven by inheritance. Therefore, we see several characters who are technically bastards but were never particularly mistreated for their birth, if their parent wants them around and just can't change the law and just as many people born legitimately who are mistreated for some other reason.
** The ''Dunk and Egg'' prequel stories give some more nuance to this, clarifying that the term 'baseborn' only applies to bastards with one commoner parent - bastards of two noble parents are not considered baseborn.
2nd May '18 9:02:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** If anything Qyburn's experiment fixed Gregor's mind, not damaged it. He went from a brute of few words who goes on rampage out of anger to a restrained mute who only kills when told to by Cersei.
29th Apr '18 1:32:10 PM shawnmstewart
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** In "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place", Watson mentions for the first and only time that he spends half his wound pension gambling on horse races. For story purposes this is mostly [[SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat an excuse for him to know something about people associated with the sport]], but he had never really shown much interest in this before (or mentioned spending that much time making bets or watching races). Some adaptations have run with this somewhat offhand remark and given Watson a general compulsive gambling problem.
5th Apr '18 3:15:13 PM Kid
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* We're told Ember's song "Remember" from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is a mediocre song. Sam goes on that it's pre-packaged bubblegum pop taking away fame from proper artists and Danny makes fun of it too. Real-world fans love the song and it honestly has pretty deep lyrics. In-series her PopularityPower's seem to cause a MisaimedFandom since they only seem to like the catchy chorus and ignore the rest.

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* We're told Ember's song "Remember" from ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is a mediocre song. Sam goes on that it's pre-packaged bubblegum pop taking away fame from proper artists and Danny makes fun of it too. Real-world fans love the song and it honestly has pretty deep lyrics. In-series her PopularityPower's [[PopularityPower Popularity Powers]] seem to cause a MisaimedFandom since they only seem to like the catchy chorus and ignore the rest.
5th Apr '18 3:02:39 PM Kid
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* A standard trick by powergamers in tabletop [=RPG=]s is to take [[MinmaxersDelight a character flaw that will have almost no impact on their character]], to reap the benefits (Flaws usually come with perks, or extra XP). A common example is taking a social flaw, and then to simply never speak in character.

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* A standard trick by powergamers in tabletop [=RPG=]s is to take [[MinmaxersDelight a character flaw that will have almost no impact on their character]], to reap the benefits (Flaws (flaws usually come with perks, or extra XP). A common example is taking a social flaw, and then to simply never speak in character.
5th Apr '18 2:48:58 PM Kid
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* Gideon Lightwood from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', is supposedly an even bigger {{Jerkass}} than his little brother, although he's shown himself to be nicer than Gabriel. Considering that was Will speaking, it's no wonder[[note]][[CharacterDevelopment He ''was'' possibly a bigger asshole than Gabriel, but he shaped up during his time in Spain]][[/note]].

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* Gideon Lightwood from ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'', is supposedly an even bigger {{Jerkass}} than his little brother, although he's shown himself to be nicer than Gabriel. Considering that was Will speaking, it's no wonder[[note]][[CharacterDevelopment He ''was'' He]] ''[[CharacterDevelopment was]]'' [[CharacterDevelopment possibly a bigger asshole than Gabriel, but he shaped up during his time in Spain]][[/note]].
30th Mar '18 2:11:22 PM BarthVader
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* ''WebVideo/TheChairmansEar'' makes a few jokes about the eponymous Chairman's height. While the character is based on a real-life politician infamous for his short stature, the comedian playing him is 180 cm, or almost 6 feet, tall.
30th Mar '18 6:05:42 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* InUniverse: [[{{Munchkin}} Pete]] in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' took Lactose Intolerance as a flaw ...for [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2]], a droid that doesn't eat. His character is also supposed to be effectively mute, which never comes into play as none of the players ever act that much in-character anyway.

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* InUniverse: [[{{Munchkin}} Pete]] in ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' took Lactose Intolerance as a flaw ...for [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2]], a droid that doesn't eat. His character is also supposed to be effectively mute, which never comes into play as none of the players ever act that much in-character anyway. When the DM actually started enforcing the language restriction, the player created an original ConLang for the game (which was allowed because it was awesome).
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