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23rd Jun '15 4:31:47 PM nombretomado
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* Dale from ''KingOfTheHill'' is a humourous example.
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* Dale from ''KingOfTheHill'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' is a humourous example.
10th Mar '15 7:12:27 PM nombretomado
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* The Masters (formerly The Bloodguard) in ''[[ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]'' are an entire race of Obstructive Zealots. They've set themselves up as the rulers of The Land - denying the people of The Land proper knowledge of Earthpower for starters - all for the purposes of being the only ones capable of defeating Lord Foul. Though it's obvious to anyone not one of The Masters that they don't have the numbers to wage war against Foul, let alone win.
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* The Masters (formerly The Bloodguard) in ''[[ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]'' are an entire race of Obstructive Zealots. They've set themselves up as the rulers of The Land - denying the people of The Land proper knowledge of Earthpower for starters - all for the purposes of being the only ones capable of defeating Lord Foul. Though it's obvious to anyone not one of The Masters that they don't have the numbers to wage war against Foul, let alone win.
5th Jan '15 3:27:41 PM Bissek
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* ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'': Walter Peck, the bureaucrat who not only opposes everything the Ghostbusters do, but also obtains a court order allowing him to shut down the containment unit, releasing all the captured ghosts.
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* ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'': Walter Peck, the bureaucrat who not only opposes everything the Ghostbusters do, but also obtains a court order allowing him to shut down the containment unit, releasing all the captured ghosts. ghosts. And then blames them for the consequences of his actions.
25th Dec '14 8:44:47 PM KingLyger
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* Grand Maestro Mohs in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' wants to start a war because the Score says so. After all, it predicts prosperity for his country if it comes to pass, so why not do it? He constantly gets in the way of the party members, and even goes behind the back of his boss, Fon Master Ion, just to try and make it happen.
11th Aug '14 10:48:53 PM AFP
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect1 Mass Effect]]'', Saren fit this trope, though his intentions were fairly pragmatic: By helping the Reapers take over the galaxy, he hoped to show that organic life could be useful and would spare some of them. Of course, he was [[MoreThanMindControl indoctrinated]] and was going to justify doing exactly what they wanted him to one way or the other. ** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', The Illusive Man falls into this same trap, first thinking that humanity could stop the Reapers without the help or interference of the aliens, and later that he could control the Reapers himself (as with Saren, [[MoreThanMindControl the opposite was true]].) [[ExpandedUniverse The comics]] imply that he had been under the Reapers' influence for most of his life.
21st Jun '14 4:23:39 PM Antigone3
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** Also from CiaphasCain, Sisters of Battle. Sure, they wear PowerArmor that allows them to withstand hits that'd kill a Guardsman three times over, and their unshakeable faith means they won't fall back in panic, but they're a nightmare to superior officers since they just keep moving forwards and eventually getting killed, leaving a great big hole in the line. Cain has to wise them up to this by reminding them that as glorious as it is to die for the Emperor, He won't appreciate it if it also means a temple full of civilians got slaughtered because the Sisters were too dead to protect them.
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** Also from CiaphasCain, Literature/CiaphasCain, Sisters of Battle. Sure, they wear PowerArmor that allows them to withstand hits that'd kill a Guardsman three times over, and their unshakeable faith means they won't fall back in panic, but they're a nightmare to superior officers since they just keep moving forwards and eventually getting killed, leaving a great big hole in the line. Cain has to wise them up to this by reminding them that as glorious as it is to die for the Emperor, He won't appreciate it if it also means a temple full of civilians got slaughtered because the Sisters were too dead to protect them.
10th Apr '14 3:03:03 PM PatBerry
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* Cavaldi from ''Film/The Brothers Grimm'' * ''Film/Ghostbusters'': Walter Peck, the bureaucrat who not only opposes everything the Ghostbusters do, but also obtains a court order allowing him to shut down the containment unit, releasing all the captured ghosts.
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* Cavaldi from ''Film/The ''{{Film/The Brothers Grimm'' Grimm}}'' * ''Film/Ghostbusters'': ''{{Film/Ghostbusters}}'': Walter Peck, the bureaucrat who not only opposes everything the Ghostbusters do, but also obtains a court order allowing him to shut down the containment unit, releasing all the captured ghosts.
10th Apr '14 3:02:21 PM PatBerry
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Ghostbusters
* Special Agent Dammers from ''TheFrighteners''. * Cavaldi from ''The Brothers Grimm''
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* Special Agent Dammers from ''TheFrighteners''. ''Film/TheFrighteners''. * Cavaldi from ''The ''Film/The Brothers Grimm'' * ''Film/Ghostbusters'': Walter Peck, the bureaucrat who not only opposes everything the Ghostbusters do, but also obtains a court order allowing him to shut down the containment unit, releasing all the captured ghosts.
7th Mar '14 8:52:12 PM Willbyr
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* [[{{Warhammer 40000}} The Imperium of Mankind as a whole]]. ** Commissar Tomas Beije in ''The Traitor's Hand'', whom CiaphasCain makes the mistake of purposefully annoying because he expects not to have much dealings with him. Religious, zealous, and plain dumb, he sees Cain as a complete scoundrel, which ironically enough from the point of view of Cain's own narration is something of a CassandraTruth. Of course, when he finally starts getting properly obstructive, it's just when Cain is trying to save everyone (even if it is because that includes himself). [[spoiler: Although his attempts to get Cain punished backfire spectacularly thank to a combination of the fact Cain is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]], was engaged in the aformentioned day-saving and is friends with the Lord General. The tribunal's verdict boiled down to; "Commissar Cain is aquitted of all charges. Commissar Beije is now charged with getting in his damn way!".]]
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* [[{{Warhammer [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} The Imperium of Mankind as a whole]]. ** Commissar Tomas Beije in ''The Traitor's Hand'', whom CiaphasCain Literature/CiaphasCain makes the mistake of purposefully annoying because he expects not to have much dealings with him. Religious, zealous, and plain dumb, he sees Cain as a complete scoundrel, which ironically enough from the point of view of Cain's own narration is something of a CassandraTruth. Of course, when he finally starts getting properly obstructive, it's just when Cain is trying to save everyone (even if it is because that includes himself). [[spoiler: Although his attempts to get Cain punished backfire spectacularly thank to a combination of the fact Cain is [[HundredPercentHeroismRating HERO OF THE IMPERIUM]], was engaged in the aformentioned day-saving and is friends with the Lord General. The tribunal's verdict boiled down to; "Commissar Cain is aquitted acquitted of all charges. Commissar Beije is now charged with getting in his damn way!".]]
22nd Dec '13 6:21:11 PM Zyffyr
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"This troper" is bad, and the sentence has no relevance to the example anyway.
* Qing-jao (sp?) of [[EndersGame Xenocide]]. She's seen as a brilliant individual who's easily the pinnacle of everything her home world of Path is about. Naturally, she's the one put in charge of a formal investigation into Demosthenes' identity, and actually winds up learning a great deal. But then it's revealed that [[spoiler:the "godspoken" of her home world that ultimately guide everything are in fact genetically altered by humanity's governing body to act as hyperintelligent servants to fight against Demosthenes and anyone else that would dare to undermine them so thoroughly. The gods talking to them and their pathological obsessions to engage in demanding, menial activities are actually the results of genetically enforced OCD that keep them under control and unable to resist the call of their superiors.]] When Qing-jao is confronted with the truth, she defies it constantly, and even when [[spoiler:it's cured in the end]], she still insists the "gods" have a plan for her, and refuses to listen to any reason except her own. This troper was strongly reminded of Qing-jao when [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Miko Miyazaki]] [[spoiler:finally fell]].
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* Qing-jao (sp?) of [[EndersGame Xenocide]]. She's seen as a brilliant individual who's easily the pinnacle of everything her home world of Path is about. Naturally, she's the one put in charge of a formal investigation into Demosthenes' identity, and actually winds up learning a great deal. But then it's revealed that [[spoiler:the "godspoken" of her home world that ultimately guide everything are in fact genetically altered by humanity's governing body to act as hyperintelligent servants to fight against Demosthenes and anyone else that would dare to undermine them so thoroughly. The gods talking to them and their pathological obsessions to engage in demanding, menial activities are actually the results of genetically enforced OCD that keep them under control and unable to resist the call of their superiors.]] When Qing-jao is confronted with the truth, she defies it constantly, and even when [[spoiler:it's cured in the end]], she still insists the "gods" have a plan for her, and refuses to listen to any reason except her own. This troper was strongly reminded of Qing-jao when [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Miko Miyazaki]] [[spoiler:finally fell]].
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