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15th Jul '16 9:39:24 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Black Butler}}'', Ciel is not afraid of his demon butler Sebastian, unlike pretty much everyone else, most notably Prince Soma. Likewise, Sebastian is unaffected by Ciel's 'I hate the world' aura. Elizabeth also seems to be immune to all badass auras. This becomes obvious when she places a pink bonnet on Sebastian.

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* In ''{{Black Butler}}'', ''Manga/BlackButler'', Ciel is not afraid of his demon butler Sebastian, unlike pretty much everyone else, most notably Prince Soma. Likewise, Sebastian is unaffected by Ciel's 'I hate the world' aura. Elizabeth also seems to be immune to all badass auras. This becomes obvious when she places a pink bonnet on Sebastian.



* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
** Despite being a {{Muggle}} and TheChick, Bulma is perfectly willing to push around anyone; even [[BloodKnight Veg]][[JerkAss eta]]. To the point of getting him into wearing a pink shirt. Naturally, they wind up married and having two children together.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'':
''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Despite being a {{Muggle}} and TheChick, Bulma is perfectly willing to push around anyone; even [[BloodKnight Veg]][[JerkAss eta]]. To eta]], to the point of getting him into wearing a pink shirt. Naturally, they wind up married and having two children together.



** Goku may be the greatest fighter in the universe, but he's a HenpeckedHusband to his wife Chi-Chi. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Master Roshi:
-->'''Bulma:''' But why wouldn't Goku want to come back to Earth?
-->'''Master Roshi:''' I'll tell you why! Because of the one more powerful than a Super Saiyan! His wife!

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** Goku may be the greatest fighter in the universe, but he's a HenpeckedHusband to his wife Chi-Chi. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Master Roshi:
-->'''Bulma:''' But why wouldn't Goku want to come back to Earth?
-->'''Master
Earth?\\
'''Master
Roshi:''' I'll tell you why! Because of the one more powerful than a Super Saiyan! His wife!



* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': Most people would think twice about teasing or otherwise messing with Kurogane, with good reason. The select few people who gleefully ignore his gruff (and sometimes terrifying) demeanor include Fai, Mokona, Princess Tomoyo, Amaterasu, and Yuuko Ichihara.[[note]]The Sorata of the Hanshin Republic may also count, although his teasing seems to double as a warning for Kurogane not to mess with himself or his wife -- a valid concern, as, when Sorata meets him, Kurogane has just been kicked out of Japan for murdering for the thrill of murdering.[[/note]]

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* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'': Most people would think twice about teasing or otherwise messing with Kurogane, with good reason. The select few people who gleefully ignore his gruff (and sometimes terrifying) demeanor include Fai, Mokona, Princess Tomoyo, Amaterasu, and Yuuko Ichihara.[[note]]The Sorata of the Hanshin Republic may also count, although his teasing seems to double as a warning for Kurogane not to mess with himself or his wife -- a valid concern, as, when Sorata meets him, Kurogane has just been kicked out of Japan for murdering for the thrill of murdering.[[/note]]
8th Jul '16 12:31:22 AM SpaceBird
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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates]]'' has Elise, the cheerful youngest royal of Nohr who not only brings out the softer sides of her {{Badass}} older siblings, but manages to talk ''[[spoiler: Ryoma]]'' into making cute flower crowns with her in their supports. In the ''Revelation'' route, she manages to persuade [[FaceOfAThug Benny]] and [[KnightInSourArmor Charlotte]] to join the Avatar's side by telling them how much she admires their positive qualities.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates]]'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Fire Emblem Fates]]'' has Elise, the cheerful youngest royal of Nohr who not only brings out the softer sides of her {{Badass}} older siblings, but manages to talk ''[[spoiler: Ryoma]]'' into making cute flower crowns with her in their supports. In the ''Revelation'' route, she manages to persuade [[FaceOfAThug Benny]] and [[KnightInSourArmor Charlotte]] to join the Avatar's side by telling them how much she admires their positive qualities.
8th Jul '16 12:30:46 AM SpaceBird
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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates]]'' has Elise, the cheerful youngest royal of Nohr who not only brings out the softer sides of her {{Badass}} older siblings, but manages to talk ''[[spoiler: Ryoma]]'' into making cute flower crowns with her in their supports. In the ''Revelation'' route, she manages to persuade [[FaceOfAThug Benny]] and [[KnightInSourArmor Charlotte]] to join the Avatar's side by telling them how much she admires their positive qualities.
1st Jun '16 7:03:59 PM cybertoy0
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* This is a recurring theme in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' games; no matter how powerful the main character becomes, everybody in their party is willing to joke about or make fun of them. [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDark Etna]] in particular has no problem dissing Laharl or taking advantage of him whenever she can get away with it.
21st May '16 11:41:45 PM SurroundedByPerverts
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*** Bulma also becomes much more informal in her interactions to Beerus and Whis, the God of Destruction and his ([[spoiler:more]] powerful [[spoiler:than him]]) attendant, through the course of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. So much so that she can complain to them (usually for [[WhatTheHellHero good reason]]) and treat them relatively rudely with impunity, despite Beerus having a notoriously short temper and Bulma having been afraid of him initially.
8th May '16 1:35:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* Eve and Roarke are both intimidating people in the ''InDeath'' series. Eve's used to bullying her way around, and Roarke is a BadAss who [[{{Fiction 500}} owns everything]]. The only people to consistently and calmly deflect their spite whenever they rage or angst are Mira and Summerset, their respective parental figures.

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* Eve and Roarke are both intimidating people in the ''InDeath'' ''Literature/InDeath'' series. Eve's used to bullying her way around, and Roarke is a BadAss who [[{{Fiction 500}} owns everything]]. The only people to consistently and calmly deflect their spite whenever they rage or angst are Mira and Summerset, their respective parental figures.



* A milder example is Dr. Watson to SherlockHolmes. Watson is still incredibly impressed with Holmes' deductive abilities and ruefully admits that Holmes can easily wrap him around his finger when he ''really'' wants to, but in other fields (particularly his personal life and habits), Watson will cheerfully deflect Holmes's eccentricities and imperious personality to challenge his theories, pester him into explaining his cases better, or strong-arm him into taking care of his heath, cleaning the house, being nice to other people, etc. He's also completely unfazed by Holmes's more anti-social (or downright insane) actions -- simply referring to Holmes's dangerous chemical experiments as "malodorous" and responding to Holmes shooting bullets at the living-room wall in boredom with an amused remark that he thinks target practice should be "strictly an open-air pastime."
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Cersei Lannister and her twin brother Jaime learned everything they know about how to be scary and intimidating from their father, Lord Tywin Lannister. All three of them manage to successfully brow beat and intimidate scores of other characters. But none of them scare or intimidate their younger brother, Tyrion Lannister, who always seems to know just what to say to utterly gobstop his family and cause their intimidation techniques to look like childish tantrums.

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* A milder example is Dr. Watson to SherlockHolmes.Literature/SherlockHolmes. Watson is still incredibly impressed with Holmes' deductive abilities and ruefully admits that Holmes can easily wrap him around his finger when he ''really'' wants to, but in other fields (particularly his personal life and habits), Watson will cheerfully deflect Holmes's eccentricities and imperious personality to challenge his theories, pester him into explaining his cases better, or strong-arm him into taking care of his heath, cleaning the house, being nice to other people, etc. He's also completely unfazed by Holmes's more anti-social (or downright insane) actions -- simply referring to Holmes's dangerous chemical experiments as "malodorous" and responding to Holmes shooting bullets at the living-room wall in boredom with an amused remark that he thinks target practice should be "strictly an open-air pastime."
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Cersei Lannister and her twin brother Jaime learned everything they know about how to be scary and intimidating from their father, Lord Tywin Lannister. All three of them manage to successfully brow beat and intimidate scores of other characters. But none of them scare or intimidate their younger brother, Tyrion Lannister, who always seems to know just what to say to utterly gobstop his family and cause their intimidation techniques to look like childish tantrums.



* {{Spenser}}, Robert B. Parker's HardboiledDetective, is intimidating to just about everyone he meets. But not Rachel Wallace, an author he worked with at one point. Nor his constant companion Susan Silverman. Of course, Spenser doesn't intimidate Hawk, either, but that's because Hawk is just as much of a badass as Spenser.
* In the ''StarTrekExpandedUniverse'', Federation President Bacco and Bajoran First Minister Asarem both have secretaries who embody this trope, as did Worf during his stretch as Klingon ambassador.

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* {{Spenser}}, Literature/{{Spenser}}, Robert B. Parker's HardboiledDetective, is intimidating to just about everyone he meets. But not Rachel Wallace, an author he worked with at one point. Nor his constant companion Susan Silverman. Of course, Spenser doesn't intimidate Hawk, either, but that's because Hawk is just as much of a badass as Spenser.
* In the ''StarTrekExpandedUniverse'', ''Literature/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'', Federation President Bacco and Bajoran First Minister Asarem both have secretaries who embody this trope, as did Worf during his stretch as Klingon ambassador.



* ''{{Buffyverse}}'': Cordelia is probably the only person Angel can't intimidate.

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* ''{{Buffyverse}}'': ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'': Cordelia is probably the only person Angel can't intimidate.



* [[AlmightyJanitor Merlin]] is most definitely this to [[ShelteredAristocrat Prince Arthur]] in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. He is almost completely immune to Arthur's royal demands and complaining, largely due to the fact that Arthur cannot intimidate him. He's also totally willing to knock the royal ''prat'' down a notch or twenty whenever he becomes too unbearable, punishment be damned.

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* [[AlmightyJanitor Merlin]] is most definitely this to [[ShelteredAristocrat Prince Arthur]] in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. He is almost completely immune to Arthur's royal demands and complaining, largely due to the fact that Arthur cannot intimidate him. He's also totally willing to knock the royal ''prat'' down a notch or twenty whenever he becomes too unbearable, punishment be damned.
15th Apr '16 3:06:48 PM DVB
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* This relationship develops between Belle and the Beast in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Out of a whole castle full of servants who alternately cringe in terror of his rages, and try to bring him up like he's still a child, Belle is the only one who talks to him like an equal.

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* This relationship develops between Belle and the Beast in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. Out of a whole castle full of servants who alternately cringe in terror of his rages, and try to bring him up like he's still a child, Belle is the only one who talks to him like an equal. This is what starts him back on his road to recovery,



* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' Alfred makes this quite clear. Batman shrugs off any advice the Justice League give him on getting healed and rested after their last battle. After getting back to the cave Alfred makes it clear he won't let Batman get back to work until he has rested and healed.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'' Alfred makes this quite clear. Batman shrugs off any advice the Justice League give him on getting healed and rested after their last battle. After getting back to the cave cave, Alfred makes it clear he won't let Batman get back to work until he has rested and healed.
15th Apr '16 3:03:38 PM DVB
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** Mildly PlayedWith though. He does seem surprised by how well James has done with a gun when testing out the ones they had; Based on his comment: "What did you say you did for a living again?", he wasn't aware of how badass James had become.

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** Mildly PlayedWith though. He does seem surprised by how well James has done with a gun when *** PlayedWith. While testing out the ones they had; Based on his comment: guns, he is visibly surprised at James' skill with the gun before asking "What did you say you did for a living again?", again?"; while he wasn't aware of how badass does view James had become.like he always has, he seems uanware that James has become one of the most valuable and dangerous agents of Britain.
31st Mar '16 10:43:57 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Supplementary material and flashbacks reveal that in ''Anime/{{K}}'' Tatara Totsuka, the one NonActionGuy and ActualPacifist of HOMRA, was this to the Red King Mikoto. He had absolutely no fear of him and it's heavily implied that it was because he had no fear he was able to reign in Mikoto from losing himself to his power. Needless to say, him dying ''really'' sucked for Mikoto and HOMRA. [[spoiler: To the point that Mikoto only lived ''12 days'' after Totsuka was killed before finally dying by SuicideByCop after getting revenge by killing Totsuka's murderer.]]



* Supplementary material and flashbacks reveal that in ''Anime/{{K}}'' Tatara Totsuka, the one NonActionGuy and ActualPacifist of HOMRA, was this to the Red King Mikoto. He had absolutely no fear of him and it's heavily implied that it was because he had no fear he was able to reign in Mikoto from losing himself to his power. Needless to say, him dying ''really'' sucked for Mikoto and HOMRA. [[spoiler: To the point that Mikoto only lived ''12 days'' before finally dying by SuicideByCop after getting revenge by killing Totsuka's murderer.]]
31st Mar '16 10:39:18 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* Supplementary material and flashbacks reveal that in ''Anime/{{K}}'' Tatara Totsuka, the one NonActionGuy and ActualPacifist of HOMRA, was this to the Red King Mikoto. He had absolutely no fear of him and it's heavily implied that it was because he had no fear he was able to reign in Mikoto from losing himself to his power. Needless to say, him dying ''really'' sucked for Mikoto and HOMRA.

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* Supplementary material and flashbacks reveal that in ''Anime/{{K}}'' Tatara Totsuka, the one NonActionGuy and ActualPacifist of HOMRA, was this to the Red King Mikoto. He had absolutely no fear of him and it's heavily implied that it was because he had no fear he was able to reign in Mikoto from losing himself to his power. Needless to say, him dying ''really'' sucked for Mikoto and HOMRA. [[spoiler: To the point that Mikoto only lived ''12 days'' before finally dying by SuicideByCop after getting revenge by killing Totsuka's murderer.]]
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