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7th Jan '18 9:32:50 AM eroock
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->''"Ah, another one of the puzzles which the Freeman is famed for swiftly solving. I eagerly await the Freeman's solution."''
-->-- '''Vortigaunt''', ''[[Videogame/HalfLife2 Half-Life 2: Episode 2]]''

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->''"Ah, another one of ->'''Jeff:''' Abed, it makes the puzzles which group uncomfortable when you talk about the Freeman is famed group like we're characters in a show you're watching.
->'''Abed:''' That's sort of my gimmick, but we did lean on that pretty hard last week. I can lay low
for swiftly solving. I eagerly await the Freeman's solution."''
an episode.
-->-- '''Vortigaunt''', ''[[Videogame/HalfLife2 Half-Life 2: Episode 2]]''
''Series/{{Community}}'', "[[Recap/CommunityS1E06FootballFeminismAndYou Football, Feminism and You]]"
2nd Jan '18 8:53:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Spider-man}} is a more "classical" type, as he often comments on the unlikely events of the plot, how his actions go against rationality, and makes pop culture references, but he's still completely unaware of the FourthWall. [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually]] [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan anyway]].

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* {{Spider-man}} Franchise/SpiderMan is a more "classical" type, as he often comments on the unlikely events of the plot, how his actions go against rationality, and makes pop culture references, but he's still completely unaware of the FourthWall. [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually]] [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan anyway]].
16th Dec '17 2:41:13 PM nombretomado
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* Kyon of course, remains the OnlySaneMan within TheEmiyaClan, and by extension, he takes the role of questioning the plausibility of every wacky adventure or absurdly random event that happens within the massive {{Multiverse}} the fic belongs to. He then proceeds to display knowledge of the various laws of narrative causality, and begins predicting exactly what's going to come next in the story, with stunning accuracy.

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* Kyon of course, remains the OnlySaneMan within TheEmiyaClan, ''Fanfic/TheEmiyaClan'', and by extension, he takes the role of questioning the plausibility of every wacky adventure or absurdly random event that happens within the massive {{Multiverse}} the fic belongs to. He then proceeds to display knowledge of the various laws of narrative causality, and begins predicting exactly what's going to come next in the story, with stunning accuracy.
16th Dec '17 3:51:43 AM Silverblade2
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* Oh hey. Nice to see you here. It's me, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. Ever since I was told by Loki that I was a comic book character, I do this, sometimes [[BreakingTheFourthWall bashing the fourth wall in]] until [[NoFourthWall it doesn't exist anymore]]. Everbody thinks I'm insane in-universe, though, so no one takes me seriously.

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* Oh hey. Nice to see you here. It's me, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}.ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}. Ever since I was told by Loki that I was a comic book character, I do this, sometimes [[BreakingTheFourthWall bashing the fourth wall in]] until [[NoFourthWall it doesn't exist anymore]]. Everbody thinks I'm insane in-universe, though, so no one takes me seriously.



* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has played this role to an extent some times. One issue even had him directly addressing the audience at the start while recapping the events of the previous issue. It is apparently a canon fact that the Joker is so crazy that he's actually aware of practically everything having to do with the DCU, including events of stories that [[{{Retcon}} haven't happened anymore]] and, conceivably, the fact that it's all just comic books. It's described on multiple occasions as "supersanity." The disturbing part is that this could explain the Joker's behavior in the first place; it's possible that he's a psychotic killer because ''he knows his actions don't matter.'' Nobody he hurts is real. He's beyond solipsism... and ''he's right''. In fact, the more atrocities he commits, the more comics he appears in!

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker has played this role to an extent some times. One issue even had him directly addressing the audience at the start while recapping the events of the previous issue. It is apparently a canon fact that the Joker is so crazy that he's actually aware of practically everything having to do with the DCU, including events of stories that [[{{Retcon}} haven't happened anymore]] and, conceivably, the fact that it's all just comic books. It's described on multiple occasions as "supersanity." The disturbing part is that this could explain the Joker's behavior in the first place; it's possible that he's a psychotic killer because ''he knows his actions don't matter.'' Nobody he hurts is real. He's beyond solipsism... and ''he's right''. In fact, the more atrocities he commits, the more comics he appears in!



* SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong is like this in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games. In between hints, he'll complain about how overblown and overrated the game's graphics and story is.

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* SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong is like this in the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games. In between hints, he'll complain about how overblown and overrated the game's graphics and story is.
18th Oct '17 8:38:00 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''TES'' has the recurring character M'aiq the Liar, whose dialogue is devoted almost entirely to LeaningOnTheFourthWall about features that changed between games.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Starting with
In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', M'aiq the Lair is a recurring EasterEgg LegacyCharacter who has appeared in every game since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''TES'' has the recurring character Morrowind]]''. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who [[AuthorAvatar voices the Liar, whose opinions]] of the series' creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to both the [[TakeThatAudience audience]] (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above [[SelfDeprecation taking some]] at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]]. His "meta" dialogue is devoted almost entirely to LeaningOnTheFourthWall about features that changed between games.understandably doesn't make any sense from an in-universe perspective and justifiably makes him seem [[CloudCuckoolander very detached from the game world]].
14th Oct '17 10:14:56 AM MegaMarioMan
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There are two types of MetaGuy: a [[GeniusDitz bumbling idiot]] who has no idea of what they're saying (or at least, not the deeper implications), or a DeadpanSnarker who goes out of their way to [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong point out flaws in each plan]]. While a Type A MetaGuy (typically wearing [[RedShirt already blood-colored attire]]) would say something like, "I don't get this plan! It looks like I'd get [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mutilated/executed/a nasty paper cut]]" etc., a Type B in a similar situation might say, "Are you sure this is a good idea? I don't get out much", alluding not only to their situation but the fact that they've actually considered not coming back.

This is often the gag involved in a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine, where the tsukkomi plays MetaGuy. The key to being a subtle MetaGuy seems to be skepticism built on natural cynicism, rather than actually being aware of the FourthWall. The latter takes the character one step further to become a FourthWallObserver.

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There are two types of MetaGuy: Meta Guy: a [[GeniusDitz bumbling idiot]] who has no idea of what they're saying (or at least, not the deeper implications), or a DeadpanSnarker who goes out of their way to [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong point out flaws in each plan]]. While a Type A MetaGuy Meta Guy (typically wearing [[RedShirt already blood-colored attire]]) would say something like, "I don't get this plan! It looks like I'd get [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mutilated/executed/a nasty paper cut]]" etc., a Type B in a similar situation might say, "Are you sure this is a good idea? I don't get out much", alluding not only to their situation but the fact that they've actually considered not coming back.

This is often the gag involved in a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine, where the tsukkomi plays MetaGuy. Meta Guy. The key to being a subtle MetaGuy Meta Guy seems to be skepticism built on natural cynicism, rather than actually being aware of the FourthWall. The latter takes the character one step further to become a FourthWallObserver.



* Chisame the computer geek in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Ironic since she herself is just as weird as any of the other characters, and getting weirder- the more she struggles to stay normal, the more bizarre stuff happens. Up to the point she becomes a semi-MagicalGirl, whereupon she gives up on the reality she knew and dives headfirst into the abnormal, and gives up the MetaGuy thing except in extreme cases. Such as [[CrazyAwesome Jack Rakan]].
** Rakan himself occasionally acts as a MetaGuy, especially in [[CallingYourAttacks combat]] [[FinishingMove situations]].

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* Chisame the computer geek in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. Ironic since she herself is just as weird as any of the other characters, and getting weirder- the more she struggles to stay normal, the more bizarre stuff happens. Up to the point she becomes a semi-MagicalGirl, whereupon she gives up on the reality she knew and dives headfirst into the abnormal, and gives up the MetaGuy Meta Guy thing except in extreme cases. Such as [[CrazyAwesome Jack Rakan]].
** Rakan himself occasionally acts as a MetaGuy, Meta Guy, especially in [[CallingYourAttacks combat]] [[FinishingMove situations]].



* A few characters played MetaGuy in ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' whenever the characters seemed to remember they had no idea how Pucchan and Lance Bean (who were puppets) could think and speak of their own accord.

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* A few characters played MetaGuy Meta Guy in ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' whenever the characters seemed to remember they had no idea how Pucchan and Lance Bean (who were puppets) could think and speak of their own accord.



* Strangely enough, Suzaku Kururugi becomes the MetaGuy in the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], especially those related to the second season, sometimes going as far as BreakingTheFourthWall and acting out of character at the whim of the RuleOfFunny.

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* Strangely enough, Suzaku Kururugi becomes the MetaGuy Meta Guy in the ''Anime/CodeGeass'' [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], especially those related to the second season, sometimes going as far as BreakingTheFourthWall and acting out of character at the whim of the RuleOfFunny.



** ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'': Quite a lot of people, although [[LoveableSexManiac Yang]], [[{{Yandere}} Velvet]] and [[HotTeacher Cinder]] pull this off the most. [[spoiler: It's even revealed Velvet only keeps up her stalker tendencies to make people laugh, and she loves her job.]]

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** ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'': Quite a lot of people, although [[LoveableSexManiac Yang]], [[{{Yandere}} Velvet]] and [[HotTeacher Cinder]] pull this off the most. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's even revealed Velvet only keeps up her stalker tendencies to make people laugh, and she loves her job.]]



* In the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies, Dr. Evil's son, Scott, is the MetaGuy. He's [[TropeNamer the source]] of the trope name WhyDontYouJustShootHim.

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* In the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies, Dr. Evil's son, Scott, is the MetaGuy.Meta Guy. He's [[TropeNamer the source]] of the trope name WhyDontYouJustShootHim.



* In ''Film/TopSecret'' there wasn't a character consistently the MetaGuy--which was exceedingly odd giving some of the surrealistic jokes (such as Nick and his girlfriend making out while parachuting and the camera panning to...a parachuting fireplace, which itself is [[RunningGag a callback to an earlier gag]] where the camera pans away to a fireplace, and then has to pan away ''again'' to a ''second'' fireplace because Nick and his girlfriend roll back into frame). However, at one point Nick [[ExpoSpeak sarcastically summarizes his girlfriend's life as he knows it as being a little too weird even for a one-man pastiche of Elvis, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys]]. This leads into a [[NoFourthWall fourth wall gag]].

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* In ''Film/TopSecret'' there wasn't a character consistently the MetaGuy--which Meta Guy--which was exceedingly odd giving some of the surrealistic jokes (such as Nick and his girlfriend making out while parachuting and the camera panning to...a parachuting fireplace, which itself is [[RunningGag a callback to an earlier gag]] where the camera pans away to a fireplace, and then has to pan away ''again'' to a ''second'' fireplace because Nick and his girlfriend roll back into frame). However, at one point Nick [[ExpoSpeak sarcastically summarizes his girlfriend's life as he knows it as being a little too weird even for a one-man pastiche of Elvis, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys]]. This leads into a [[NoFourthWall fourth wall gag]].



* Leggy Starlitz in the Creator/BruceSterling novel ''Literature/{{Zeitgeist}}'' uses narrative to change reality. The antagonist [[TheMafiya Greek Mafiya]] MagnificentBastard, Mehmet Ozbey, discovers this power, and goes on to use [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-style ActionHero tropes for his own nefarious purposes. Leggy's young daughter Zenobia is particularly adept. At one point she's [[spoiler: dancing on the ceiling, saying "Look Dad! I'm being impossible!"]]

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* Leggy Starlitz in the Creator/BruceSterling novel ''Literature/{{Zeitgeist}}'' uses narrative to change reality. The antagonist [[TheMafiya Greek Mafiya]] MagnificentBastard, Mehmet Ozbey, discovers this power, and goes on to use [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-style ActionHero tropes for his own nefarious purposes. Leggy's young daughter Zenobia is particularly adept. At one point she's [[spoiler: dancing [[spoiler:dancing on the ceiling, saying "Look Dad! I'm being impossible!"]]



* Martin Loyd from the anniversary episodes of ''Series/StargateSG1''. His story is that he's [[spoiler: an alien]] writing a TV series (and later a movie) based on the SGC. This allows plenty of room for parodying their own mistakes.

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* Martin Loyd from the anniversary episodes of ''Series/StargateSG1''. His story is that he's [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an alien]] writing a TV series (and later a movie) based on the SGC. This allows plenty of room for parodying their own mistakes.



* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has Flowey, who is fully aware of your ability to SAVE and LOAD, calling you out on your previous actions, and towards the end of the game [[spoiler: he [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou closes the game and hijacks your SAVE file.]] He also directly talks to the player when they re-open the game after getting the GoldenEnding, begging them not to reset it.]] Notably, none of this is PlayedForLaughs.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' has Flowey, who is fully aware of your ability to SAVE and LOAD, calling you out on your previous actions, and towards the end of the game [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou closes the game and hijacks your SAVE file.]] He also directly talks to the player when they re-open the game after getting the GoldenEnding, begging them not to reset it.]] Notably, none of this is PlayedForLaughs.



** Karkat has some elements of this [[spoiler: possibly due to his ancestor's ability to remember other universes]]. In Karkat's very first log of [[AnArc Hivebent]], he is confused that Gamzee can get hold of Faygo (since they are aliens), and when he meets his pre-scratch Ancestors he complains about how [[FlatCharacter flat and shallow their characterisation mostly is]] compared to him and his friends. Kankri has a noxious variant in that he criticises the '[[AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues pr96lematic]]' elements of the world from inside his own universe, as if he were a sociologically-inclined fan complaining about UnfortunateImplications in his fandom on Website/{{tumblr}}. At one point he [[CharacterFilibuster lectures]] [[FunnySchizophrenia Mituna]] for being too much like a stereotype of TheMentallyDisturbed, even though (from their perspective) Mituna cannot help acting that way.

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** Karkat has some elements of this [[spoiler: possibly [[spoiler:possibly due to his ancestor's ability to remember other universes]]. In Karkat's very first log of [[AnArc Hivebent]], he is confused that Gamzee can get hold of Faygo (since they are aliens), and when he meets his pre-scratch Ancestors he complains about how [[FlatCharacter flat and shallow their characterisation mostly is]] compared to him and his friends. Kankri has a noxious variant in that he criticises the '[[AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues pr96lematic]]' elements of the world from inside his own universe, as if he were a sociologically-inclined fan complaining about UnfortunateImplications in his fandom on Website/{{tumblr}}. At one point he [[CharacterFilibuster lectures]] [[FunnySchizophrenia Mituna]] for being too much like a stereotype of TheMentallyDisturbed, even though (from their perspective) Mituna cannot help acting that way.



* Quincy Archer from ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is the resident MetaGuy, writing a blog about the fake SOTF and the tropes it shows, and then commenting through out the stories on the actions of the various villains and heroes. [[spoiler: He commits suicide, but if he hadn't, one of his [[KarmicDeath personal favorite villains]], JR Rizzolo, would have left him to burn.]]

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* Quincy Archer from ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is the resident MetaGuy, Meta Guy, writing a blog about the fake SOTF and the tropes it shows, and then commenting through out the stories on the actions of the various villains and heroes. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He commits suicide, but if he hadn't, one of his [[KarmicDeath personal favorite villains]], JR Rizzolo, would have left him to burn.]]



** It's rare, but Kyle also has played this role on occasion. Perhaps the best example of this is during the episode "Butt out" when he told the boys that [[spoiler: they could save themselves a lot of trouble]] if they just admitted that they chose to smoke on their own and the tobacco company had no part in the decision. He even commented that everything was following a formula and correctly predicted that [[spoiler:he would make a speech at the end of the episode about what he learned during the episode.]]

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** It's rare, but Kyle also has played this role on occasion. Perhaps the best example of this is during the episode "Butt out" when he told the boys that [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they could save themselves a lot of trouble]] if they just admitted that they chose to smoke on their own and the tobacco company had no part in the decision. He even commented that everything was following a formula and correctly predicted that [[spoiler:he would make a speech at the end of the episode about what he learned during the episode.]]
8th Sep '17 7:08:25 AM crazysamaritan
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The role a character takes when questioning the unlikely trappings of their own show, especially if this becomes their recurring trait. Often falls to a new character who happens to be GenreSavvy. Occasionally this allows another character to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the answer to the question with an even more roundabout explanation.

There are two types of MetaGuy: a [[GeniusDitz bumbling idiot]] who has no idea of what they're saying (or at least, not the deeper implications), or a GenreSavvy DeadpanSnarker who goes out of his way to [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong point out flaws in each plan]]. While a Type A MetaGuy (typically wearing [[RedShirt already blood-colored attire]]) would say something like, "I don't get this plan! It looks like I'd get [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mutilated/executed/a nasty paper cut]]" etc., a Type B in a similar situation might say, "Are you sure this is a good idea? I don't get out much", alluding not only to their situation but the fact that they've actually considered not coming back.

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The role a character takes when questioning the unlikely trappings of their own show, especially if this becomes their recurring trait. Often falls to a new character who happens to be GenreSavvy. Occasionally this allows another character to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] the answer to the question with an even more roundabout explanation.

There are two types of MetaGuy: a [[GeniusDitz bumbling idiot]] who has no idea of what they're saying (or at least, not the deeper implications), or a GenreSavvy DeadpanSnarker who goes out of his their way to [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong point out flaws in each plan]]. While a Type A MetaGuy (typically wearing [[RedShirt already blood-colored attire]]) would say something like, "I don't get this plan! It looks like I'd get [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mutilated/executed/a nasty paper cut]]" etc., a Type B in a similar situation might say, "Are you sure this is a good idea? I don't get out much", alluding not only to their situation but the fact that they've actually considered not coming back.



Very common in [[TheParody parodies]]. Not to be confused with Meta Knight from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series of video games. See also GenreSavvy and DeadpanSnarker.

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Very common in [[TheParody parodies]]. Not to be confused with Meta Knight from the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series of video games. See also GenreSavvy and DeadpanSnarker.



* Leggy Starlitz in the Creator/BruceSterling novel ''Literature/{{Zeitgeist}}'' is so genre savvy he uses narrative to change reality. The antagonist [[TheMafiya Greek Mafiya]] MagnificentBastard, Mehmet Ozbey, discovers this power, and goes on to use [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-style ActionHero tropes for his own nefarious purposes. Leggy's young daughter Zenobia is particularly adept. At one point she's [[spoiler: dancing on the ceiling, saying "Look Dad! I'm being impossible!"]]

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* Leggy Starlitz in the Creator/BruceSterling novel ''Literature/{{Zeitgeist}}'' is so genre savvy he uses narrative to change reality. The antagonist [[TheMafiya Greek Mafiya]] MagnificentBastard, Mehmet Ozbey, discovers this power, and goes on to use [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-style ActionHero tropes for his own nefarious purposes. Leggy's young daughter Zenobia is particularly adept. At one point she's [[spoiler: dancing on the ceiling, saying "Look Dad! I'm being impossible!"]]



** In "Robot", the Doctor's detached boredom from proceedings and on-the-nose GenreSavvy comments are supposed to spur audiences into feeling similar boredom towards the SpyFiction tropes of the Pertwee era, and several of his lines allude to a need for RevisitingTheRoots.

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** In "Robot", the Doctor's detached boredom from proceedings and on-the-nose GenreSavvy comments are supposed to spur audiences into feeling similar boredom towards recent regeneration (into Fourth Doctor) have him making critical commentary on the SpyFiction tropes of the Pertwee era, and several of his lines allude while alluding to a need for RevisitingTheRoots.



** Donna appears to take this role for the Doctor, being a brash, gobby thirtysomething woman. She [[LampshadeHanging comments on how fantastic]] things like a "translation circuit" are, calls the Doctor out on his TechnicalPacifist traits and knew the best place to find him was where there was [[WeirdnessMagnet anything weird going on]].

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** Donna appears to take this role for the Doctor, being is a brash, gobby thirtysomething woman. She [[LampshadeHanging comments on how fantastic]] things like a "translation circuit" are, calls the Doctor out on his TechnicalPacifist traits and knew the best place to find him was where there was [[WeirdnessMagnet anything weird going on]].



* [[GenreSavvy Ziggy]] from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', with [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Flynn]] running a close second. 'Ranger Blue' opens with the entire team quizzing [[TeenGenius Doctor K]] on things like why their Zords have 'big, googly anime eyes', why they need to yell [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull "RPM, get in gear!"]] whenever they morph, and how come things tend to spontaneously explode behind them when they do. Shortly after, the Blue Ranger even uses the explosion from his TransformationSequence to take out some mooks.

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* [[GenreSavvy Ziggy]] Ziggy from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', with [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Flynn]] running a close second. 'Ranger Blue' opens with the entire team quizzing [[TeenGenius Doctor K]] on things like why their Zords have 'big, googly anime eyes', why they need to yell [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull "RPM, get in gear!"]] whenever they morph, and how come things tend to spontaneously explode behind them when they do. Shortly after, the Blue Ranger even uses the explosion from his TransformationSequence to take out some mooks.



* Everyone in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' does this from time to time. The kobold oracle does it all the time. Elan is probably the most notable example within the order. GenreSavvy is his only form of useful intelligence, and after he takes [[TookALevelInBadass a level in Dashing Swordsman]], he derives his new powers from adventure tropes.

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* Everyone in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' does this from time to time. The kobold oracle does it all the time. Elan is probably the most notable example within the order. GenreSavvy [[GenreSavvy Recognizing story tropes]] is his only form of useful intelligence, and after he takes [[TookALevelInBadass a level in Dashing Swordsman]], he derives his new powers from adventure tropes.



* ''Everyone'' [[spoiler:[[HomePage here]].]]
** [[HypocriticalHumor That was]] [[TheUntwist lame]].
** Dude! You put a link. That is ''not'' how you do spoilers.
** Wait, WrongGenreSavvy?! Then HOW?!



** It's rare, but Kyle also has played this role on occasion. Perhaps the best example of this is during the episode "Butt out" when he told the boys that [[spoiler: they could save themselves a lot of trouble]] if they just admitted that they chose to smoke on their own and the tobacco company had no part in the decision. He even commented that [[GenreSavvy everything was following a formula]] and correctly predicted that [[spoiler:he would make a speech at the end of the episode about what he learned during the episode.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Sokka ends up as a mix of this, FlatEarthAtheist, and WrongGenreSavvy (he once thought it was odd that people in an Eastern Medieval Fantasy world weren't catching his oblique references to SherlockHolmes).

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** It's rare, but Kyle also has played this role on occasion. Perhaps the best example of this is during the episode "Butt out" when he told the boys that [[spoiler: they could save themselves a lot of trouble]] if they just admitted that they chose to smoke on their own and the tobacco company had no part in the decision. He even commented that [[GenreSavvy everything was following a formula]] formula and correctly predicted that [[spoiler:he would make a speech at the end of the episode about what he learned during the episode.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Sokka ends up as a mix of this, FlatEarthAtheist, and WrongGenreSavvy (he once thought it was odd that people in an Eastern Medieval Fantasy world weren't catching his is shown to be intelligent by making oblique references to SherlockHolmes).events in the story. His prediction of a volcanic eruption (and subsequent frustrations with the disinterested townfolk) is another example of how he comments on the story.
5th Sep '17 7:20:23 PM VulgarBee
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* [[BadassNormal Usopp and Nami]] tend to be this in OnePiece, which makes sense being that they are the only members of the [[BadassCrew Straw Hats]] with no special powers.

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* [[BadassNormal Usopp and Nami]] tend to be this in OnePiece, ''Manga/OnePiece'', which makes sense being that they are the only members of the [[BadassCrew Straw Hats]] with no special powers.
16th Aug '17 2:12:12 PM mkmlp
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* ''FanFic/PinkieTales'' has Applejack of all ponies in this role,as she often breaks character to point out various oddities, like how her "mother" Mrs. Sparkle doesn't just use her Alicorn Magic to help out in the ''Applejack and the Beanstalk'', despite clearly being an Alicorn or that part of the Beanstalk conveniently spirals around it like a ramp, or how Pinkie pretends like they are complete strangers, despite the fact that she obviously knows who Applejack is.
6th Jul '17 11:05:07 AM DracoKanji
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* [[GenreSavvy Ziggy]] from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', with [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Flynn]] running a close second. 'Ranger Blue' opens with the entire team quizzing [[TeenGenius Doctor K]] on things like why their Zords have 'big, googly anime eyes', why they need to yell [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull "RPM, get in gear!"]] whenever they morph, and how come things tend to spontaneously explode behind them when they do.

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* [[GenreSavvy Ziggy]] from ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'', with [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Flynn]] running a close second. 'Ranger Blue' opens with the entire team quizzing [[TeenGenius Doctor K]] on things like why their Zords have 'big, googly anime eyes', why they need to yell [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull "RPM, get in gear!"]] whenever they morph, and how come things tend to spontaneously explode behind them when they do. Shortly after, the Blue Ranger even uses the explosion from his TransformationSequence to take out some mooks.
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