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26th Jan '16 12:33:58 AM gallium
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* ''Literature/{{Imperium}}'': As opposed to most other of the leading politicians of the late Roman Republic, Cicero is not a military man. He admits in ''Dictator'' that he is "too squeamish" to even watch others fight, much less fight himself. This sometimes makes him look bad and earns him a tongue-lashing from Quintus after Quintus, who unlike his brother fought at Pharsalus, learns that Cicero is giving up. -->"What do you know of fighting," demanded Gnaeus Pompey, "you contemptible old coward?"
24th Jan '16 3:41:47 PM Anddrix
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* Simon, in ''Literature/CityOfBones'', is the only main character that is [[spoiler:100% a mundane]] and is depicted as totally normal and needs rescuing from a hotel crammed with vampires. However, this is ended when he [[spoiler:kills a Greater Demon]], and then is [[spoiler:turned into a vampire in ''City of Ashes'']].
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* Simon, in ''Literature/CityOfBones'', ''Literature/{{City of Bones|2007}}'', is the only main character that is [[spoiler:100% a mundane]] and is depicted as totally normal and needs rescuing from a hotel crammed with vampires. However, this is ended when he [[spoiler:kills a Greater Demon]], and then is [[spoiler:turned into a vampire in ''City of Ashes'']].
12th Jan '16 1:46:34 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': The Alethi are a ProudWarriorRace who have devolved into {{Blood Knight}}s, so all their highprinces are extremely talented frontline soldiers, or at least generals. Highprince Sebarial is neither of these things. He's very much a merchant prince, making his money off the other highprinces going to war rather than going to war himself. It's to the point that in the final battle of ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', Dalinar orders him to stay out of everyone's way and give command to one of his mercenary generals, which Sebarial does gladly.
26th Dec '15 8:48:48 AM erforce
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* Abe Sapien is mostly the geeky backup to the burly Film/{{Hellboy}} in the first movie. When he faces Mr. Wink in ''The Golden Army'', he proves to be quite acrobatic, but still barely escapes with his life until Hellboy shows up to save the day.
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* Abe Sapien is mostly the geeky backup to the burly Film/{{Hellboy}} in the first movie. When he faces Mr. Wink in ''The ''[[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy The Golden Army'', Army]]'', he proves to be quite acrobatic, but still barely escapes with his life until Hellboy shows up to save the day.
15th Dec '15 1:23:31 PM Berrenta
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[[caption-width-right:350: NonActionGuy and his ActionGirlfriend]]
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[[caption-width-right:350: NonActionGuy Non-Action Guy and his ActionGirlfriend]]

The Non Action Guy seems much more likely [[DoubleStandard to be played for comedy]] than the traditional female version of TheChick. While women are not expected to kick ass ([[ActionGirl and thus those that]] ''[[ActionGirl do]]'' [[ActionGirl are exceptional]]), men often are - so a Non Action Guy's lack of ability is written as something to laugh at.
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The Non Action Non-Action Guy seems much more likely [[DoubleStandard to be played for comedy]] than the traditional female version of TheChick. While women are not expected to kick ass ([[ActionGirl and thus those that]] ''[[ActionGirl do]]'' [[ActionGirl are exceptional]]), men often are - so a Non Action Non-Action Guy's lack of ability is written as something to laugh at.

* Tanda and Chagum in ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'', the former being pretty much the male version of TheChick to ActionGirl Balsa, and the latter being a prince with no combat training (though Balsa does give him a little training while he's in her care) and serving as the series' [[MacGuffinGirl MacGuffin Guy.]]
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* Tanda and Chagum in ''Anime/MoribitoGuardianOfTheSpirit'', the former being pretty much the male version of TheChick to ActionGirl Balsa, and the latter being a prince with no combat training (though Balsa does give him a little training while he's in her care) and serving as the series' [[MacGuffinGirl MacGuffin Guy.]]LivingMacGuffin.
23rd Nov '15 9:04:40 PM ClearMadness
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* Geralhd from ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial. He is educated, civilized, and intelligent. He is also an outlaw stuck out in the boonies among a rough group of bandits.
21st Nov '15 10:48:06 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' post chapter 60 Harry correctly guesses that Ron and Hermione, for all their courage, more usually fall under this category and goes out of his way to avoid involving them in his usual chaotic hijinks.
29th Oct '15 3:43:41 PM StFan
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* The character ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'' qualifies in comparison to trigger-happy EVE. That doesn't stop him from being a {{Determinator}} who saves humanity from its own indolence.
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* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': The character ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'' WALL•E qualifies in comparison to trigger-happy EVE. That doesn't stop him from being a {{Determinator}} who saves humanity from its own indolence.

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24th Oct '15 6:00:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Primeval}}'': Connor fills this role.
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* ''{{Primeval}}'': ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': Connor fills this role.
18th Oct '15 1:38:37 PM nombretomado
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* Professor Utonium of ''ThePowerpuffGirls''. Don't worry; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he's a perfect dad otherwise]].
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* Professor Utonium of ''ThePowerpuffGirls''.''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''. Don't worry; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming he's a perfect dad otherwise]].
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