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13th Nov '17 12:03:36 PM avon
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13th Nov '17 12:01:33 PM avon
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13th Nov '17 12:00:47 PM avon
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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. They may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level. Very often, either a GentlemanDectective or GentlemanThief.

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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. They may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level. Very often, either a GentlemanDectective GentlemanDetective or GentlemanThief.
13th Nov '17 12:00:15 PM avon
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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. They may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level.

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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. They may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level.
level. Very often, either a GentlemanDectective or GentlemanThief.
13th Nov '17 11:58:14 AM avon
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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. But they may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level.

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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. But they They may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level.
13th Nov '17 11:56:31 AM avon
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To avoid the negative connotations associated with this character type, it might be combined with other tropes such as the LoveableRogue or SmartGuy where such a character may be unsuitable for action due to age, build, infirm, upbringing, or simply because it would be a waste of his talent. However, they make up for it by being a GuileHero, TheChessmaster, or TheStrategist. It sometimes goes hand in hand with ConMenHateGuns or ThouShaltNotKill. The Non Action guy on a team may not literally be "no-action", but they may be the weakest member as far as offensive power is concerned. But it's [[CripplingOverSpecialization not really what they are there to do]]. But they may make up for it by using purely psychological tactics. They may also be a TerrorHero or a MasterofIllusion, deception, or any various methods of combat on the cerebral level.
11th Oct '17 5:50:18 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/TheMazeAgency'', cerebral GreatDetective Gabe invariably comes off second best in any fight he gets into; usually having to be recued by his ActionGirlfriend Jen.
18th Aug '17 9:27:12 PM Daedalis
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* Thaddeus Luken of ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' is the local schoolteacher and a perfectly nice guy. He's absolutely useless when Clara is attacked, cowering while she goes face-to-face with the bad guys.
18th Aug '17 9:18:32 AM Eddy1215
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[[caption-width-right:350: Non-Action Guy and his ActionGirlfriend [[Note]]Please note that this is ''before'' the GrandFinale where he TookALevelInBadass[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Non-Action Guy and his ActionGirlfriend [[Note]]Please ActionGirlfriend.[[note]]Please note that this is ''before'' the GrandFinale where he TookALevelInBadass[[/note]]]]
18th Aug '17 9:12:17 AM Eddy1215
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[[caption-width-right:350: Non-Action Guy and his ActionGirlfriend[[Note]]Please note that this is ''before'' the GrandFinale where he TookALevelInBadass[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Non-Action Guy and his ActionGirlfriend[[Note]]Please ActionGirlfriend [[Note]]Please note that this is ''before'' the GrandFinale where he TookALevelInBadass[[/note]]]]
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