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17th Sep '17 2:06:50 PM nombretomado
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Occasionally, you get a hero with such personal magnetism that he is capable of persuading others, usually the BadassBystander, to [[HowToGatherCharacters join him in his quest]]. Of course, the new companion has no qualms about killing for, or even [[HeroSecretService dying]] for, the hero, despite having known him only briefly and facing many people who want him dead.

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Occasionally, you get a hero with such personal magnetism that he is capable of persuading others, usually the BadassBystander, to [[HowToGatherCharacters [[JustForFun/HowToGatherCharacters join him in his quest]]. Of course, the new companion has no qualms about killing for, or even [[HeroSecretService dying]] for, the hero, despite having known him only briefly and facing many people who want him dead.
16th Sep '17 4:22:34 PM nombretomado
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* Canada had Isaac Brock in the WarOf1812, a savy general who was able to persuade the Aboriginal leader, Tecumseh, to join forces with him so effectively that the Native Leader stood up, patted Brock on the shoulder and proclaimed, "This is a man!"

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* Canada had Isaac Brock in the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, a savy general who was able to persuade the Aboriginal leader, Tecumseh, to join forces with him so effectively that the Native Leader stood up, patted Brock on the shoulder and proclaimed, "This is a man!"
20th Aug '17 1:57:36 PM nighttrainfm
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* Morpheus in ''Film/TheMatrix''.

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* Morpheus in ''Film/TheMatrix''. His ability to convince people to take risks irritates the more pragmatic Commander Lock.



* ''Film/TheTerminal'': Viktor Navorski slowly grows into this role. He slowly builds friendships with various airport employees. After he helps the Russian man who needed pills for his father, every airport employee starts looking up to him. [[spoiler: After he leaves for New York, everyone follows him to save goodbye, and offer him gifts]].

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* ''Film/TheTerminal'': Viktor Navorski slowly grows into this role. He slowly builds friendships with various airport employees. After he helps the Russian man who needed pills for his father, every airport employee starts looking up to him. [[spoiler: After he leaves for New York, everyone follows him to save goodbye, and offer him gifts]].gifts.]]



** The Grey Wardens of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' have far less clout in Fereldan then they enjoy in other countries, so they rely on this for their recruitment. Duncan and the player are two such examples. Arl Eamon also owes his political influence to being one.



** The Grey Wardens of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' have far less clout in Fereldan then they enjoy in other countries, so they rely on this for their recruitment. Duncan and the player are two such examples. Arl Eamon also owes his political influence to being one.
8th Jun '17 9:35:18 PM nombretomado
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* [[MarySue Chaka]] of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' seems to have this. She pulled Fey and Lancer along in her wake when they first met, and then helped pull Team Kimba together. Since then, she's also pulled in more boyfriends and girlfriends than any fourteen-year-old could possibly handle.\\

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* [[MarySue Chaka]] of the ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' seems to have this. She pulled Fey and Lancer along in her wake when they first met, and then helped pull Team Kimba together. Since then, she's also pulled in more boyfriends and girlfriends than any fourteen-year-old could possibly handle.\\
6th Jun '17 7:13:46 PM GoblinCipher
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* Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold. He's part military genius, part con man, and he has allies and people in his debt across the galaxy.

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* Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold. He's part military genius, part con man, and he has allies and people in his debt across the galaxy. When an organization tries to oppose Miles, he tends to end up in charge of it by the end.
6th Jun '17 7:12:57 PM GoblinCipher
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* Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold.

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* Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' by Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold. He's part military genius, part con man, and he has allies and people in his debt across the galaxy.
6th Jun '17 7:10:27 PM GoblinCipher
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* This is the primary ''modus operandi'' of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, as well as his mother before him: gathering the loyalty of down-and-out Gems. Jasper even calls him out on it directly when he tries to recruit ''her''.
28th May '17 9:20:13 PM Doodler
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has [[AcePilot Hera]] [[TheIdealist Syndulla]], who gathered a crew within a matter of days in a [[Literature/ANewDawn prequel novel]], swayed Ezra to fight for the Rebellion, and even got her father's loyal lieutenants to side with her in a standoff.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' has [[AcePilot Hera]] [[TheIdealist Syndulla]], who gathered a crew within a matter of days in a [[Literature/ANewDawn prequel novel]], swayed Ezra to fight for the Rebellion, and even got her father's loyal lieutenants to side with her in a standoff. Ezra follows in her footsteps in her regard, supplemented by his natural [[TheEmpath empathic]] abilities, and has gotten quite a few ordinary people and even enemies to follow him by choosing the right words.
28th May '17 2:45:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' seems to have an unerring ability to gravitate people towards them. Besides their regular companions, it's shown that Bodahn Feddic vowed complete UndyingLoyalty after Hawke rescued his adopted son, Sandal, in the Deep Roads, becoming their man-servant and official TeamDad of their estate, despite Hawke's [[HumbleHero protests]] [[ThinkNothingOfIt that it really wasn't necessary]]. Hawke's maid, Oriana, was a former slave that s/he rescued from an insane Tevinter Magister. She's naturally bewildered when Hawke informs her she's now free, [[BenevolentBoss proceeds to offer her a job]]... and more astoundingly, is actually going to ''pay'' her for her service.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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Hawke in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' seems to have an unerring ability to gravitate people towards them. Besides their regular companions, it's shown that Bodahn Feddic vowed complete UndyingLoyalty after Hawke rescued his adopted son, Sandal, in the Deep Roads, becoming their man-servant and official TeamDad of their estate, despite Hawke's [[HumbleHero protests]] [[ThinkNothingOfIt that it really wasn't necessary]]. Hawke's maid, Oriana, was a former slave that s/he rescued from an insane Tevinter Magister. She's naturally bewildered when Hawke informs her she's now free, [[BenevolentBoss proceeds to offer her a job]]... and more astoundingly, is actually going to ''pay'' her for her service.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' - Snake can recruit any soldier he come across, including the BigBad, and his bosses.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' is similar, except with fewer hero units.
** One of the reason for such to happen is that he was willing to accept anyone, even those that was once his enemy; in fact, sometime before VideoGame/MetalGear2, he recruited Kyle, who was antagonistic in VideoGame/MetalGear.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' - Snake Big Boss can recruit any soldier he come across, including his bosses and the BigBad, BigBad.
** A major portion of both the gameplay
and his bosses.
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plot in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' is similar, except with fewer hero units.
** One of the reason for such
and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' revolves around Big Boss's ability to happen is that he was willing to accept anyone, attract even those that was once his enemy; in fact, enemies to his cause.
** His successor Solid Snake has this ability to a lesser extent. For example,
sometime before VideoGame/MetalGear2, ''VideoGame/MetalGear2'', he recruited Kyle, who was antagonistic an enemy in VideoGame/MetalGear.''VideoGame/MetalGear1''.
17th May '17 2:41:48 AM Koveras
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** Shepard's ability to do this is seemingly a RunningGag in the third game, whereas most characters react with astonishment, only Wrex and Mordin's reaction to Shepard having a ''Prothean'' squadmate is essentially boiled down to, "It's ''Shepard''... what else is new?!"

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** Shepard's ability to do this is seemingly a RunningGag in the third game, game: whereas most characters react with astonishment, only Wrex and Mordin's reaction astonishment to Shepard having a ''Prothean'' squadmate is squadmate, Wrex and Mordin's reaction essentially boiled boils down to, "It's ''Shepard''... what else is new?!"
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