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23rd Feb '16 10:37:45 AM Scorpion451
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* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the MagnificentBastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with style.

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* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with style.
style. If everything goes exactly to plan, they don't just succeed in this outlandish goal. They do so in a way that leaves their foes [[SayMyName screaming the Magnificent Bastard's name at the sky]].
15th Nov '15 10:51:21 PM SirBearington
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11th Oct '15 12:44:45 AM Lunacorva
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* They are '''[[RefugeInAudacity Audacious beyond belief]]'''. Probably the biggest thing that sets the MagnificentBastard apart from TheChessmaster or a ManipulativeBastard is their ability to set themselves goals that seem suicidally over-ambitious and succeed with style.
21st Sep '15 10:09:29 AM LDizzle
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* '''[[TheChessmaster They are brilliant]] and utterly devious'''. Call it [[TheChessmaster genius]], call it [[GambitRoulette virtual omniscience]], but they always seem to [[ManipulativeBastard know what everyone else is planning at any given moment and makes them play right into his hands]], and exactly how to arrange the game so [[XanatosGambit they win even when they have been defeated]].
* '''They are a smooth operator.''' [[CrazyPrepared They always have a backup strategy]] and [[NervesOfSteel never lose their cool]]. Even if on the remote chance something happens that wasn't in his plans, [[IMeantToDoThat you'd never know it from his actions]]. DidntSeeThatComing doesn't derail him; if his plans are foiled, [[XanatosSpeedChess he can always improvise]].

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* '''[[TheChessmaster They are brilliant]] and utterly devious'''. Call it [[TheChessmaster genius]], call it [[GambitRoulette virtual omniscience]], but they always seem to [[ManipulativeBastard know what everyone else is planning at any given moment and makes them play right into his their hands]], and exactly how to arrange the game so [[XanatosGambit they win even when they have been defeated]].
* '''They are a smooth operator.''' [[CrazyPrepared They always have a backup strategy]] and [[NervesOfSteel never lose their cool]]. Even if on the remote chance something happens that wasn't in his their plans, [[IMeantToDoThat you'd never know it from his actions]]. DidntSeeThatComing doesn't derail him; them; if his their plans are foiled, [[XanatosSpeedChess he they can always improvise]].
28th Jun '15 3:43:00 AM ACW
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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.

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Rarely a CompleteMonster, because audiences are likely to find it harder to admire such a character, but some bastards (SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[Franchise/StarWars Palpatine]]) are so magnificent that they can get around this. Being a SmugSnake is a common trait of bastards ''trying'' to be magnificent.
30th May '15 5:28:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...[[TropeNamers you magnificent bastard]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''

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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...[[TropeNamers you magnificent bastard]], bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''
5th Apr '15 3:13:10 PM ACW
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5th Apr '15 12:45:24 PM TechnoPervert
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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...you magnificent bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''

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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]...[[TropeNamers you magnificent bastard, bastard]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''
16th Mar '15 4:45:38 PM DarthKieduss
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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]... you magnificent bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''

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->''"[[UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel Rommel]]... you magnificent bastard, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJXKVOxqkWM I read your BOOK!]]"''
16th Mar '15 4:45:11 PM DarthKieduss
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If there was ever a character that deserved to be called "Magnificent", that character ''is'' the Magnificent Bastard. The Magnificent Bastard is what happens when you combine TheChessmaster, TheTrickster, and the ManipulativeBastard: bold, charismatic, independent, and audacious and genius. Capturing the audience with their charisma, incredible intellect, mastery of manipulation, and boldness of action, this character is a show-stealer, demanding your reverence at every turn. The term "Magnificent Bastard" was first used by General Patton in reference to UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel in the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', upon realizing that he was facing a man who literally wrote the book on deceptive warfare. It acquired its current meaning courtesy of Lionel Luthor of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', who was given this nickname by the TelevisionWithoutPity boards.

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If there was ever a character that deserved to be called "Magnificent", that character ''is'' the Magnificent Bastard. The Magnificent Bastard is what happens when you combine TheChessmaster, TheTrickster, and the ManipulativeBastard: bold, charismatic, independent, and audacious and genius. Capturing the audience with their charisma, incredible intellect, mastery of manipulation, and boldness of action, this character is a show-stealer, demanding your reverence at every turn. The term "Magnificent Bastard" was first used by General Patton in reference to UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel in the film ''Film/{{Patton}}'', upon realizing that he was facing a man who literally wrote the book on deceptive warfare. It acquired its current meaning courtesy of Lionel Luthor of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', who was given this nickname by the TelevisionWithoutPity boards.
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