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23rd May '16 6:35:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Albert Speer was this to {{Those Wacky|Nazis}} UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}s: someone who wasn't a delusional megalomaniac (Hitler), a self-indulgent junkie (Goering), a crazed fanboy (Goebbels) or all of the above (Himmler). His organizational skill and grasp of reality were largely to blame for the fact that the Third Reich lasted as long as it did (he achieved questionable KarmaHoudini status thanks to a half-hearted attempt to assassinate Hitler, by the splendidly appropriate means of poison gas.)
** Heck, his status as OnlySaneMan is probably responsible for his KarmaHoudini status, since while the others remained completely insane, blinded by ideology, crazed by drug abuse or some combination thereof, he was one of the few who recognized in advance that the war wasn't going to end well for the Nazis and that it was probably a good idea to make sure you could plausibly come out the other side in one piece. The fact that he was the only one out of the Nazi High Command to express any kind of regret or remorse for what had happened probably helped spare his life as well.

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* Albert Speer was this to {{Those Wacky|Nazis}} UsefulNotes/{{Nazi|Germany}}s: someone who wasn't a delusional megalomaniac (Hitler), a self-indulgent junkie (Goering), a crazed fanboy (Goebbels) or all of the above (Himmler). His organizational skill and grasp of reality were largely to blame for the fact that the Third Reich lasted as long as it did (he achieved questionable KarmaHoudini status thanks to a half-hearted attempt to assassinate Hitler, by the splendidly appropriate means of poison gas.)
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did. Heck, his status as OnlySaneMan is probably responsible for his KarmaHoudini status, since while the others remained completely insane, blinded by ideology, crazed by drug abuse or some combination thereof, he was one of the few who recognized in advance that the war wasn't going to end well for the Nazis and that it was probably a good idea to make sure you could plausibly come out the other side in one piece. The fact that he was the only one out of the Nazi High Command to express any kind of regret or remorse for what had happened probably helped spare his life as well.
18th May '16 3:11:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Dave Nelson from ''NewsRadio''.

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* Dave Nelson from ''NewsRadio''.''Series/NewsRadio''.
17th May '16 2:28:41 AM Slothgirl
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* The titular agency of LockwoodAndCo comprises a scatterbrained, revenge-driven young man who may only be avoiding committing VanHelsingHateCrimes on a technicality (depending on your perspective), a slob verging on MadScientist territory in his spare time, a borderline ClingyJealousGirl who doesn't even know she's verging on Clingy Jealous Girl territory...and Holly Munro, who's found herself with the unenviable job of cleaning up after all of them. Although she's only just been introduced, it's a fair bet that she will end up being this trope.
10th May '16 7:52:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Kureha in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'', especially since the first DVD extra episode established that she CannotGetDrunk.

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* Kureha in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'', ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', especially since the first DVD extra episode established that she CannotGetDrunk.
22nd Apr '16 8:45:13 PM morane
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* Isoroku Yamamoto was very much this in the Japan naval staff before WWII. He was the only Japanese admiral who had ''any'' idea of British and American national character and industrial might, and warned seriously ''not'' getting into war with the Americans as it would end in the complete annihilation of Japan.
** Subverted by emperor Hirohito who was the only sane ''boss'' to call for peace in August 1945. Two Japanese cities had been just nuked, its Army had been annihilated, its Navy had been destroyed, there was absolutely no hope of winning the war and Japan was suffering from famine - the military ''still'' wanted to continue the war.
2nd Jan '16 6:59:15 PM wyattte
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* Bob Belcher from ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' is the OnlySaneMan to his family (and the rest of the cast) so by extension, he's this trope to the titular family business as well.
9th Dec '15 2:05:47 PM Berrenta
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* In more recent years, Creator/KeijiInafune seemed to serve this role for Creator/{{Capcom}}, being quite possibly the only employee there who both wanted to do something other than turning CapcomSequelStagnation UpToEleven and had the ability and clout to do so. (In fact, ''VideoGame/LostPlanet'' and ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' were facing cancellation more or less for not being a sequel, so Inafune intentionally made their "demos" go way over budget for the sole purpose of being able to say [[SunkCostFallacy "we've poured all this money into it, why cancel it now?"]]) Then he resigned from Capcom because he didn't want to spend the rest of his career making half-baked sequels. In no time flat, Capcom made a series of questionable decisions, each of which managed to annoy fans more than the last, culminating in a massive InternetCounterattack in response to the cancellation of ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 3''.

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* In more recent years, Creator/KeijiInafune seemed to serve this role for Creator/{{Capcom}}, being quite possibly the only employee there who both wanted to do something other than turning CapcomSequelStagnation UpToEleven and had the ability and clout to do so. (In fact, ''VideoGame/LostPlanet'' and ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' were facing cancellation more or less for not being a sequel, so Inafune intentionally made their "demos" go way over budget for the sole purpose of being able to say [[SunkCostFallacy "we've poured all this money into it, why cancel it now?"]]) Then he resigned from Capcom because he didn't want to spend the rest of his career making half-baked sequels. In no time flat, Capcom made a series of questionable decisions, each of which managed to annoy fans more than the last, culminating in a massive InternetCounterattack counterattack in response to the cancellation of ''VideoGame/MegamanLegends 3''.
22nd Oct '15 1:10:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/JurassicPark'', [[TheHunter Robert Muldoon]] isn't arrogant like Wu or idealistic like Hammond; he's all too aware of the dangers of Jurassic Park and the raptors in particular. He knows they could likely never be displayed as park animals and should all be destroyed. Hammond dismisses him as an alarmist, but a lot of deaths could have been avoided if his warnings had been heeded.
** The same applies in ''JurassicWorld'' to ''Velociraptor'' trainers Owen Grady and Barry. While park manager Claire views the dinosaurs as assets and Hoskins wants to use the raptors and ''I. rex'' as field weapons, these two continually argue that they're living, breathing animals that have personalities and instincts, sometimes very dangerous and unpredictable ones. [[AesopAmnesia Yet again,]] a lot of death and destruction could have been prevented if the higher-ups had listened to Owen's and other trainers' warnings.

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* ''Franchise/JurassicPark'':
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In ''Film/JurassicPark'', [[TheHunter Robert Muldoon]] isn't arrogant like Wu or idealistic like Hammond; he's all too aware of the dangers of Jurassic Park and the raptors in particular. He knows they could likely never be displayed as park animals and should all be destroyed. Hammond dismisses him as an alarmist, but a lot of deaths could have been avoided if his warnings had been heeded.
** The same applies in ''JurassicWorld'' ''Film/JurassicWorld'' to ''Velociraptor'' trainers Owen Grady and Barry. While park manager Claire views the dinosaurs as assets and Hoskins wants to use the raptors and ''I. rex'' as field weapons, these two continually argue that they're living, breathing animals that have personalities and instincts, sometimes very dangerous and unpredictable ones. [[AesopAmnesia Yet again,]] a lot of death and destruction could have been prevented if the higher-ups had listened to Owen's and other trainers' warnings.
10th Jul '15 9:15:54 AM CerotechOmega
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* Hibiki Kohaku of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' plays this role in regards to [[{{Fratbro}} Kagura]] [[HandsomeLech Mutsuki]], usually carrying out multiple requests on his behalf whilst keeping him reined in, especially when the ladies are around. He and Kokonoe share a moment contemplating the stupidity of people they know in the ''Sector Seven'' story. In the event Makoto is around whilst Hibiki is indisposed, she takes over and throttles [[RagingStiffie Kagura's dragon]] into submission. Of course, it's not that she doesn't play this role either, especially when several other nutbars outrank her (especially her [[BadBoss former]] [[AxCrazy boss]]).
9th Jul '15 3:45:15 PM CerotechOmega
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* Hibiki Kohaku of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' plays this role in regards to [[{{Fratbro}} Kagura]] [[HandsomeLech Mutsuki]], usually carrying out multiple requests on his behalf whilst keeping him reined in, especially when the ladies are around. He and Kokonoe share a moment contemplating the stupidity of people they know in the ''Sector Seven'' story. In the event Makoto is around whilst Hibiki is indisposed, she takes over and throttles [[RagingStiffie Kagura's dragon]] into submission. Of course, it's not that she doesn't play this role either, especially when several other nutbars outrank her (especially her [[BadBoss former]] [[AxCrazy boss]]).
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