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11th Sep '16 4:42:07 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* Played with for a little character-building moment in ''High School Caesar''. While Matt greets his harmless, matronly cook in a polite way and gives off the air of a humble and SpoiledSweet young man, he then calls in his butler -- someone who has actual, real power in the household -- and coldly informs him that he'll be fired if he can't manage to keep Matt's car in impeccable condition. As a result, only the butler is aware of how phony his whole act is.
-->'''Lucy:''' It seems like that boy's folks oughtta stay home, 'stead of gallivantin' all over Europe and places like that.\\
'''Carter:''' Well, I don't blame them -- if I had a brat like that, I'd take off, too.\\
'''Lucy:''' You just don't understand Matthew.\\
'''Carter:''' ''(Glancing at the camera)'' Oh, I've got him pegged, all right.
7th Aug '16 12:00:01 PM DrFraud
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* MarkTwain's "Luck" is based on the supposedly true account of a clergyman who taught at Woolwich. According to the latter, "one of the two or three conspicuously illustrious English military names of this generation" was a good-hearted but utterly stupid soul who achieved much of his success due to sheer luck.
5th Aug '16 12:00:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* In a ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2134 comic]], Literature/DonQuixote kills the last dragon, who was hiding in a windmill. When Sanchez praises him for his heroic deed, Don rebukes him. Sanchez proceeds to write Don Quixote as the senile lunatic we know and love.

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* In a ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2134 comic]], Literature/DonQuixote kills the last dragon, who was hiding in a windmill. When Sanchez praises him for his heroic deed, Don rebukes him. Sanchez proceeds to write Don Quixote as the senile lunatic we know and love.
13th Jul '16 7:35:35 AM Quanyails
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** One episode of DS9 also featured (Jadzia) Dax taking the heat for a murder of a man who was a great hero to his people, including his son. The man's wife, however, remembered him as a bully and a lousy husband, [[spoiler: which was why she was in bed with (Curzon) Dax at the time of the murder.]]

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** One episode of DS9 ''Deep Space Nine'' also featured (Jadzia) Dax taking the heat for a murder of a man who was a great hero to his people, including his son. The man's wife, however, remembered him as a bully and a lousy husband, [[spoiler: which was why she was in bed with (Curzon) Dax at the time of the murder.]]



* The housecarls in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim (notably, Lydia) are just as likely to snark or otherwise harmlessly disrespect the Dragonborn regardless of how famous, influential, or badass he/she has become.

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* The housecarls in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' (notably, Lydia) are just as likely to snark or otherwise harmlessly disrespect the Dragonborn regardless of how famous, influential, or badass he/she has become.
13th Jul '16 7:34:29 AM Quanyails
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* Richard/Kogoro from Manga/DetectiveConan is a revered detective; but that's because most people don't know he actually sucks at it compared with Conan and Conan solves almost every mystery that Richard/Kogoro is credited with solving.

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* Richard/Kogoro from Manga/DetectiveConan ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is a revered detective; but that's because most people don't know he actually sucks at it compared with Conan and Conan solves almost every mystery that Richard/Kogoro is credited with solving.
12th Jul '16 12:47:31 AM Adept
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* Even the great detective Poirot is scared of the dentist, and when visiting Dr. Morley in ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot One, Two, Buckle My Shoe]]'', he reflected how decidedly unimpressive he is, and how the dentist would only see Poirot as just another patient, and not the famous detective he fancies himself as.

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* Even the great detective Poirot is scared of the dentist, and when visiting Dr. Morley in ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot One, Two, Buckle My Shoe]]'', ''Literature/OneTwoBuckleMyShoe'', he reflected how decidedly unimpressive he is, and how the dentist would only see Poirot as just another patient, and not the famous detective he fancies himself as.
11th Jul '16 6:13:45 PM Adept
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* Even the great detective Poirot is scared of the dentist, and when visiting Dr. Morley in ''[[Literature/HerculePoirot One, Two, Buckle My Shoe]]'', he reflected how decidedly unimpressive he is, and how the dentist would only see Poirot as just another patient, and not the famous detective he fancies himself as.
8th Jul '16 1:40:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** Albus Dumbledore is TheObiWan and The Greatest Wizard Ever to practically every non-evil character in the series, except for his own brother Aberforth Dumbledore. Aberforth knows all about Albus's DarkAndTroubledPast in which he [[MyGreatestFailure didn't exactly come off as a hero]], but these events are largely forgotten due to Albus's in-universe HistoricalHeroUpgrade. Albus, for the record, is well-aware of this and holds his brother in very deep, personal esteem, even though Aberforth is seen by the wizard community as an oddball who doesn't appreciate his ingenious brother.

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** Albus Dumbledore is TheObiWan and The Greatest Wizard Ever to practically every non-evil character in the series, except for his own brother Aberforth Dumbledore. Aberforth knows all about Albus's DarkAndTroubledPast in which he [[MyGreatestFailure didn't exactly come off as a hero]], but these events are largely forgotten due to Albus's in-universe HistoricalHeroUpgrade. Albus, for the record, is well-aware of this and holds his brother in very deep, personal esteem, even though Aberforth is seen by the wizard community as an oddball who doesn't appreciate his ingenious brother.
17th May '16 10:38:06 PM DanglingModifier
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** Mr. Satan maybe Earth's hero to all the {{Muggle}}s, but the Z-Figthers knows he is a FakeUltimateHero and treats him as such. After he becomes part of the group he does gets more respect especially from Goku and his son-in-law Gohan, but Videl isn't afraid to stand up to him even before she learned that he didn't defeat Cell.

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** Mr. Satan maybe Earth's hero to all the {{Muggle}}s, but the Z-Figthers Z-Fighters knows he is a FakeUltimateHero and treats him as such. After he becomes part of the group he does gets more respect especially from Goku and his son-in-law Gohan, but Videl isn't afraid to stand up to him even before she learned that he didn't defeat Cell.
13th May '16 11:05:07 AM DVB
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** Harry's father, James Potter, is often lauded to Harry by many as a paragon of the virtues that Gryffindor stands for, with the exception of Severus Snape, albeit that is mainly because both men mutually despised one another, albeit fr different reasons (Snape's being [[GreenEyedMonster envious]][[TheResenter of James' life compared to his.]] Eventually, Harry gets a look into Snape's past, and sees James using magic (later revealed to be one of Snape's invented spells) to mess with Snape and Harry is surprised and shocked to see Lily's vehement reaction (though this is because she was Snape's friend, albeit the memory was also that where Lily reached her limit with Snape). Lupin and Sirius later reassure Harry that they were just immature at that age and that he shouldn't let it get to him.
*** Snape's attitude and comment also hint that it was a matter of pride; all of his accusations toward James' bigheadesness could easily be said the same of Snape.

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** Harry's father, James Potter, is often lauded to Harry by many as a paragon of the virtues that Gryffindor stands for, for and an overall excellent young man, with the exception of Severus Snape, albeit that is mainly because both men mutually despised one another, albeit fr for different reasons (Snape's being he was [[GreenEyedMonster envious]][[TheResenter of James' life compared to his.]] ]]) Eventually, Harry gets a look into Snape's past, and sees James using magic (later revealed to be one of Snape's invented spells) to mess with Snape and Harry is surprised and shocked to see Lily's vehement reaction (though this is because she was Snape's friend, albeit though ironically the memory was also that where Lily reached her limit with Snape). Lupin and Sirius later reassure Harry that they were just immature at that age and that he shouldn't let it get to him.
*** Snape's attitude and comment also hint that it was a matter of pride; all of his accusations toward James' bigheadesness could easily be said the same of Snape. about Snape himself.
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