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19th Mar '17 10:35:07 AM billybobfred
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', {{invok|edTrope}}ing this trope is a common punishment for betraying the ThievesGuild. "Eagle-Eyed Pete" [[EyeScream was blinded]], while "Appendix Steve" apparently suffered a much less troublesome fate. When Pete betrayed an old cleric friend of his, that cleric made a quip about calling him "Brainy Pete" before enacting his revenge.
19th Mar '17 9:14:46 AM eroock
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16th Mar '17 6:18:03 PM TheCuza
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* "Trusty" Patches from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. He is perfectly trustworthy... when you've got a weapon in range of his head. Or you're trusting him to totally dick you over when you're not looking.
** "Hawkeye" Gough is completely blind. Of course, it ''used'' to be unironic before he lost his sight.
** Also, there's Patches' {{Expy}} from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', "Mild-Mannered" Pate. He ''acts'' mild-mannered, sure. But it's mostly just so he can convince gullible saps to get themselves killed setting off booby-trapped treasure so he can waltz in and grab it for himself.

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* "Trusty" Patches from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls''. He ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is perfectly trustworthy... when you've got trustworthy. [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl You can always trust a weapon in range of his head. Or you're trusting him dishonest man to totally dick you over when you're not looking.
be dishonest]], after all. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Lautrec can't stand him]].
** "Hawkeye" Gough the archer is completely blind. Of course, it ''used'' to be unironic before he lost his sight.
sight, and he can still snipe a moving dragon out of the sky even without it.
** Also, there's Patches' Patches's {{Expy}} from ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', "Mild-Mannered" Pate. He Sure, he ''acts'' mild-mannered, sure. But it's mostly just so he can convince but only to trick gullible saps to get into getting themselves killed setting off booby-trapped treasure booby traps in his place, or acting as a nice distraction for enemies, so he can waltz in and grab it loot all the prizes for himself.
2nd Mar '17 4:17:13 PM Divra
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* Fat Charlie from Literature/AnansiBoys isn't fat at all. (Though this one ''became'' an Ironic Nickname; it was a straightforward one to begin with, as he was fat as a boy and got saddled with the nickname even after he lost weight because it came from his father Anansi.)

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* Fat Charlie from Literature/AnansiBoys isn't fat at all. (Though this one ''became'' an Ironic Nickname; it all, and he never was. He was a straightforward one to begin with, as bit pudgy between age ten, when he was fat as a boy and got saddled bedridden with illness for a month, and fourteen, when he started eating a little less and exercising a little more. However, since the nickname even after he lost weight because it name came from his father Anansi.)[[TricksterGod Anansi], it stuck.


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** Speaking of Martha Washington, she consistenly, throughout their marriage, referred to George as "my old man", in spite of being a year older than him.
2nd Mar '17 4:11:10 PM Divra
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** Little Walder is much larger than his cousin Big Walder.

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** Little Walder is much larger than his cousin Big Walder. Little Walder is, however, a few years younger than Big Walder, so it still kind of fits.
18th Feb '17 5:20:11 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''
** Nick explains that Flash is the fastest guy at the DMV, who turns out to be a sloth.
** Tundra town's most notorious crime boss, [[MisterBig Mr. Big]], turns out to be a shrew, one of the smallest species of mammals.
18th Feb '17 5:16:40 PM rva98014
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** Flash, who is supposedly [[ObstructiveBureaucrat the fastest sloth at the DMV]], is no faster than any of the other sloths working there. [[spoiler: On the road, however...]]
** The city's most notorious crime boss, [[MisterBig Mr. Big]], is decidedly ''not'' big. He is, in fact, a shrew, in real life one of the smallest species of mammals.

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** Flash, who Nick explains that Flash is supposedly [[ObstructiveBureaucrat the fastest sloth guy at the DMV]], is no faster than any of the other sloths working there. [[spoiler: On the road, however...]]
DMV, who turns out to be a sloth.
** The city's Tundra town's most notorious crime boss, [[MisterBig Mr. Big]], is decidedly ''not'' big. He is, in fact, turns out to be a shrew, in real life one of the smallest species of mammals.
7th Feb '17 7:25:10 AM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Gregor Clegane's TortureTechnician is called "the Tickler."

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Gregor Clegane's TortureTechnician is called "the Tickler.""
** Jon Snow is mockingly dubbed "Lord Snow" by Ser Alliser Thorne because he is a highborn bastard son of a lord raised with a young lord's upbringing. Jon's title as "Lord Snow" is no longer an ironic nickname when he's elected Lord Commander in Season 5.
2nd Feb '17 6:09:21 AM DoubleDDucky
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* An example occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Pickles" when the quite obese Bubble Bass approaches the counter at the Krusty Krab.
--> '''Squidward:''' Let me guess, Tiny. A small salad?
17th Jan '17 7:13:47 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Little John. Depending on the particular interpretation of the Myth/RobinHood legend, he could be more than 185 cm (6 feet) tall and weigh over 90kg (200 pounds) - in an era when many men would have been around 160 cm (5 feet 3 inches) and weighed perhaps 55 kg (125 pounds). Lucky for Robin that Little John was one of the good guys...

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* Possibly the UrExample, Little John. John, Myth/RobinHood's best friend and NumberTwo. The nickname is little more than an inverse of his actual name (that is, John Little). Depending on the particular interpretation of the Myth/RobinHood legend, he could be more than 185 cm (6 feet) tall and weigh over 90kg (200 pounds) - in an era when many men would have been around 160 cm (5 feet 3 inches) and weighed perhaps 55 kg (125 pounds). Lucky for Robin that Little John was one of the good guys...
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