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7th Dec '17 4:31:59 PM Jgamer
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* ''Manga/LiarGame'' has [[spoiler: Nao Kanzaki]] eventually [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] into one. [[spoiler: As the sole honest person in a game full of manipulative, self-serving liars, this makes her the only person anyone can rely on to help them, which allows her and Akiyama to form alliances and pull off tactics that would normally fall apart because of betrayal and paranoia.]]
4th Dec '17 11:47:42 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Steve, meanwhile, is just naturally that charismatic, with even AntiHero Loki noting that not trusting him is like thinking that the sky is green.
19th Nov '17 6:06:26 PM Malady
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* GeorgeWashington in both the AmericanRevolution and his term as first President of the United States. During the Revolution, the American Colonies were more like a loose conglomerate of separate states instead of a unified nation, so it was a matter of contention as to who would command their forces. Washington was a Virginian plantation owner, which gave him the support from the southern states, but his reputation in the French and Indian War also made him respected by the northern colonies as well. Washington's stature (six foot two) and reticent demeanor served him well as a dependable leader, and it was due to his charisma that the Continental Army was able to remain bound together despite their many defeats and the varied backgrounds and origins of the men under his command. Little wonder then, that Washington is the only President in American history to be elected unanimously.

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* GeorgeWashington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington in both the AmericanRevolution and his term as first President of the United States. During the Revolution, the American Colonies were more like a loose conglomerate of separate states instead of a unified nation, so it was a matter of contention as to who would command their forces. Washington was a Virginian plantation owner, which gave him the support from the southern states, but his reputation in the French and Indian War also made him respected by the northern colonies as well. Washington's stature (six foot two) and reticent demeanor served him well as a dependable leader, and it was due to his charisma that the Continental Army was able to remain bound together despite their many defeats and the varied backgrounds and origins of the men under his command. Little wonder then, that Washington is the only President in American history to be elected unanimously.
12th Nov '17 5:49:06 PM MarqFJA
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* Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', anyone? He's quickly building up a gigantic [[UnwantedHarem harem]] of [[HoYay incredibly loyal underlings]] (99% of which are [[MrFanservice male]]) whose main purpose in life is apparently to protect him. And most of his enemies/rivals, after [[DefeatMeansFriendship being defeated by him]], become... ''very'' friendly and affectionate towards him. In a creepy way though, since they're normally rather AxCrazy.\\

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* Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', anyone? He's quickly building up a gigantic [[UnwantedHarem harem]] of [[HoYay incredibly loyal underlings]] (99% of which are [[MrFanservice male]]) whose main purpose in life is apparently to protect him. And most of his enemies/rivals, after [[DefeatMeansFriendship being defeated by him]], become... ''very'' friendly and affectionate towards him. In a creepy way though, since they're normally rather AxCrazy.\\



* ''Franchise/Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' - Nanoha is apparently at her best accompanied by former foes she's thrashed to within an inch of their lives. Of course, she's very nice about it.

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* ''Franchise/Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' - ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Nanoha is apparently at her best accompanied by former foes she's thrashed to within an inch of their lives. Of course, she's very nice about it.
30th Oct '17 9:53:04 PM Hanz
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* The New Kid, from ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', has an uncanny ability to make friends on Facebook. [[spoiler:Gets PlayedForDrama / [[PlayedForLaughs Laughs]] when it's revealed that the government hunted him to exploit his ability, and that his family transferred to South park to escape from its agents]].

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* The New Kid, from ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'', has an uncanny ability to make friends on Facebook. [[spoiler:Gets PlayedForDrama / [[PlayedForLaughs Laughs]] when it's revealed that the government hunted him to exploit his ability, and that his family transferred to South park to escape from its agents]].agents. [[Videogame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole The sequel]] reveals that their power of social media is genetic and that they managed to receive millions of followers on Facebook ''at birth'']].
24th Oct '17 10:26:53 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WandeerOverYonder'': The AllLovingHero Wander himself, who stops villains not by force, but by slowly befriending (and annoying) them with ThePowerOfLove so they undergo a HeelFaceTurn. If this villain is just an underling ([[TheRuntAtTheEnd Westley]], [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Beep-Boop]]) or someone who is just misunderstood and lashing out at the world ([[MoralityChain Destructor]], [[BeingGoodSucks The Black Cube of Darkness]]), this comes easy. If its a galactic overlord, its a long process, but Wander's patience and determination to see the good in people allows him to eventually pull through, as seen with [[NewAgeRetroHippie Major Threat]]. However, there are some villains, such as [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Dr. Screwball Jones]] and [[KnightOfCerberus Lord Dominator]], who he can't get through to, but this doesn't diminish his spirit.

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* ''WandeerOverYonder'': ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': The AllLovingHero Wander himself, who stops villains not by force, but by slowly befriending (and annoying) them with ThePowerOfLove so they undergo a HeelFaceTurn. If this villain is just an underling ([[TheRuntAtTheEnd Westley]], [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Beep-Boop]]) or someone who is just misunderstood and lashing out at the world ([[MoralityChain Destructor]], [[BeingGoodSucks The Black Cube of Darkness]]), this comes easy. If its a galactic overlord, its a long process, but Wander's patience and determination to see the good in people allows him to eventually pull through, as seen with [[NewAgeRetroHippie Major Threat]]. However, there are some villains, such as [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Dr. Screwball Jones]] and [[KnightOfCerberus Lord Dominator]], who he can't get through to, but this doesn't diminish his spirit.
24th Oct '17 10:26:27 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WandeerOverYonder'': The AllLovingHero Wander himself, who stops villains not by force, but by slowly befriending (and annoying) them with ThePowerOfLove so they undergo a HeelFaceTurn. If this villain is just an underling ([[TheRuntAtTheEnd Westley]], [[WhatMeasureIsAMook Beep-Boop]]) or someone who is just misunderstood and lashing out at the world ([[MoralityChain Destructor]], [[BeingGoodSucks The Black Cube of Darkness]]), this comes easy. If its a galactic overlord, its a long process, but Wander's patience and determination to see the good in people allows him to eventually pull through, as seen with [[NewAgeRetroHippie Major Threat]]. However, there are some villains, such as [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Dr. Screwball Jones]] and [[KnightOfCerberus Lord Dominator]], who he can't get through to, but this doesn't diminish his spirit.
2nd Oct '17 8:31:07 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' Loki notes this of Captain America, Thor and Harry - he's charismatic, but they have a magnetic x-factor that draws people in. Since Harry has so far drawn in [[spoiler: Carol Danvers, Jean-Paul Beaubier a.k.a. Northstar and Diana of Themyscira , a.k.a. Wonder Woman (and daughter of Marvel's Hercules, who can go toe to toe with Thor and the Hulk), Uhtred Ullrson - a young Asgardian warrior with an inferiority complex and a protégé of Sif herself - with Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker on the edge of matters]]. Though they're all young (early teens/late preteens), considering the people that they become... Loki's spot on.

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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' Loki notes this of Captain America, Thor and Harry - he's charismatic, but they have a magnetic x-factor that draws people in. Since Harry has so far far, on top of Ron and Hermione, drawn in [[spoiler: Carol Danvers, Jean-Paul Beaubier a.k.a. Northstar and Diana of Themyscira , a.k.a. Wonder Woman (and daughter of Marvel's Hercules, who can go toe to toe with Thor and the Hulk), Uhtred Ullrson - a young Asgardian warrior with an inferiority complex and a protégé of Sif herself - with Gwen Stacy the more recent additions of Jean Grey and Peter Parker on the edge of matters]]. [[spoiler: Maddie Pryor]]. Though they're all young (early teens/late (teens/late preteens), considering the people that they become... Loki's spot on.
26th Sep '17 6:29:23 AM CalicoJack
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* There's a lot of room for debate on Cao Cao's motives and personal behaviour, but history makes it clear that he was this. When the Han Dynasty was usurped by Dong Zhuo, Cao Cao was just a minor noble from a family with a mixed reputation. But a combination of his dogged determination to fight Dong Zhuo, utter intolerance of corruption and generous nature to those who joined him (regardless of their past) saw him become the dominant force in Northern China. Extraordinary men like Xun Yu, Xun You, Dian Wei and Xiahou Dun, joined him in his early days and former enemies such as Zhang He, Zhang Liao, Jia Xu and Zhang Xiu all gratefully accepted Cao Cao's offer to join him and worked faithfully for him until his death.
** Cao Cao's one time rival and childhood friend Yuan Shao was this in his youth. He was a charismatic and noble young man who starts an underground railroad for those wanting to flee the corrupt Han court and was a figurehead in the fight against Dong Zhuo. But his arrogance, tolerance of corruption, inability to discern good advice from bad and poor judgement saw his fledgling state collapse to the numerically inferior Cao Cao and his sons were too divided to recover after his death.
** Sun Quan inherited an established state, but he was an exceptionally discerning man who cultivated the loyalty of his followers carefully and always knew the best man for the job. Unfortunately, his keen mind fell off the deep end in his later years and the resulting chaos kicked off the start of his empire's downfall.
** Liu Bei, while definitely not a hero in the actual history of events, started as a sandal weaver and became an emperor. In truth, he relied heavily on the negotiating skills of his childhood friend Jian Yong until the establishment of his state but all the same he was a man with good judgement who attracted many talented men to him and used them well. For once thing, he kept Zhuge Liang in check while he was alive but after his death, Zhuge Liang became obsessed with his disastrous northern campaigns against Cao Wei that drained Shu Han's limited resources.
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.
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