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18th Aug '16 8:03:30 AM bionichamster
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* Tatsu of ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' follows Team Elma (specifically Lin) around, but doesn't actually contribute in combat at all. Interestingly, DummiedOut [[https://tcrf.net/Xenoblade_Chronicles_X#Tatsu.27s_Soul_Voices audio files in the Japanese version]] seem to indicate that he was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally intended to be a fully fledged party member]] rather than the tag-along he is in the final game.
17th Aug '16 9:06:12 PM PaulA
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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]]: With brittle bones and stunted growth due to a pre-natal poison attack on his parents, it is often pointed out to Miles that his proper place is ''behind the action, giving directions to the more physically capable.'' This usually happens while Miles is in the hospital, recovering from injuries he sustained while being in the middle of the action.
** That makes Miles a subversion. Yes, he's short and frail (at least until [[NightmareFuel all of his bones are replaced by prostheses]]). But that [[{{Determinator}} doesn't slow him down]] - and probably [[HandicappedBadass makes him more dangerous]].
** And Commodore Baz Jesek, while Miles's nominal second-in-command for several books, starts the series as a deserter. Honour regained, he's never seen in a combat setting again, being more gifted at engineering and organising and supporting the more action-y types - such as his wife.

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* [[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Miles Vorkosigan]]: ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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With brittle bones and stunted growth due to a pre-natal poison attack on his parents, it is often pointed out to Miles Vorkosigan that his proper place is ''behind the action, giving directions to the more physically capable.'' This usually happens while Miles is in the hospital, recovering from injuries he sustained while being in the middle of the action.
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action. That makes Miles a subversion. Yes, he's short and frail (at least until [[NightmareFuel all of his bones are replaced by prostheses]]). But that [[{{Determinator}} doesn't slow him down]] - -- and probably [[HandicappedBadass makes him more dangerous]].
** And Commodore Baz Jesek, while Miles's nominal second-in-command for several books, starts the series as a deserter. Honour regained, he's never seen in a combat setting again, being more gifted at engineering and organising and supporting the more action-y types - such as his wife.
3rd Aug '16 5:32:40 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Anime/{{Endride}}'', one of the first things we learn about Eljuia is that he has no fighting skills. His [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation Warp Relic]] is a protective cloth barrier, so he ''can'' use it to prevent someone landing a blow, but almost always when there's a fight he's standing in the background carefully watching things unfold. Shun's first words to him lampshade his peaceful appearance.
-->'''Shun''': Umm...are you strong like everyone else, Eljuia? I just can't picture you swinging a weapon.
-->'''Eljuia''': No...I'm rather poor at fighting. That's why I pull my weight where I can.[[labelnote:*]]He then immediately [[DistressedDude falls into the river]].[[/labelnote]]
28th Jul '16 9:31:07 AM Willbyr
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* Aoyama, Ryou and Keiichiro from ''TokyoMewMew'' -- although the constant switching around of one of the boys in question was used to set up a few {{Red Herring}}s as to the identity of Ao no Kishi.

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* Aoyama, Ryou and Keiichiro from ''TokyoMewMew'' ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' -- although the constant switching around of one of the boys in question was used to set up a few {{Red Herring}}s as to the identity of Ao no Kishi.
15th Jul '16 7:29:36 PM TriumphantMagician
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* Bentley from ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' was this in the first game. Subverted in the sequels after he TookALevelInBadass.
8th Jul '16 11:58:58 AM Willbyr
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* ''BlackButler'''s Ciel is considered the least physically capable in the entire series, despite being one of the most dangerous in intentions and actions.

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* ''BlackButler'''s ''Manga/BlackButler'''s Ciel is considered the least physically capable in the entire series, despite being one of the most dangerous in intentions and actions.
4th Jul '16 6:37:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTick's'' {{sidekick}}, Arthur, is a pudgy accountant in a moth-suit that he barely knows how to work. His battle cry is "Not in the face! Not in the face!"

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* ''TheTick's'' ''ComicBook/TheTick's'' {{sidekick}}, Arthur, is a pudgy accountant in a moth-suit that he barely knows how to work. His battle cry is "Not in the face! Not in the face!"



* Yorick Brown from ''YTheLastMan''. He is well aware of the irony.

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* Yorick Brown from ''YTheLastMan''.''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''. He is well aware of the irony.
6th Jun '16 11:45:56 PM lavendermintrose
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** Rivalz Cardemonde also counts, as he's present in all the Ashford scenes, but never does anything relevant, although as a genuine OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (as opposed to the multiple characters who only pretended to be), he may just never have any opportunities to show off.

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** Rivalz Cardemonde also counts, as he's present in all the Ashford scenes, but never does anything relevant, although as action-related - a genuine OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (as opposed to OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* Shiro,
the multiple characters who only pretended ([[EnsembleCast arguably]]) main character of ''Anime/{{K}}'', doesn't participate in the anime's gorgeously animated fight scenes. He mostly has to be), get rescued by his two companions. If he may just never rescues anyone else, it's pretty long-distance, through something like a psychic hologram. [[spoiler: This is true even after he regains his memory of being the most powerful King]]. He does have any opportunities some ability as such, but when he uses his [[ParasolOfPrettiness parasol]] to show off.defend someone in a battle, it stood out.
6th Jun '16 6:44:08 AM MasterHero
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* Ichika Orimura from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' is the only male who can pilot the titular PoweredArmor. [[DownplayedTrope He is not entirely defenseless]] but the girls are ''way'' more capable than him in a fight.
2nd Jun '16 10:40:38 PM WildeOscar
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Arnold Rimmer. JustifiedTrope at first, since he's just an intangible hologram, but even after getting a "HardLight" upgrade in Series Six, [[EnforcedTrope he remains a feckless, neurotic coward]].

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Arnold Rimmer. JustifiedTrope at first, since he's just an intangible hologram, but even after getting a "HardLight" upgrade in Series Six, [[EnforcedTrope he remains a feckless, neurotic coward]]. Also, there's some HypocriticalHumor here, because he is constantly reading about and admiring soldiers and other military heroes.
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