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16th Jan '18 4:10:39 PM costanton11
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** PeterDavison described the Doctor as being alien, but also an honorary Englishman, which is one of the reasons he settled on a cricket sweater as part of his attire; what could be more British than cricket?

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** PeterDavison Creator/PeterDavison described the Doctor as being alien, but also an honorary Englishman, which is one of the reasons he settled on a cricket sweater as part of his attire; what could be more British than cricket?
6th Dec '17 9:31:59 PM snichols1973
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* The Scotland Yard police captain in ''WesternAnimation/TheInspector'' "London Derriere" cartoon:
-->'''Captain''': We'll be delighted to assist you in apprehending your jewel thief, Inspector, but I say, old boy, do put away that gun; we police don't use them here in England. It's against the law and all that, you know!
** The running gag throughout the cartoon is when the Captain hits the Inspector on the head with an umbrella and reminds him "No shooting, please." He even takes a punctual 5 o'clock tea break before breaking down the door.
1st Dec '17 9:11:23 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Warden Chandler of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles,'' in addition to being a bona fide badass (he single-handedly guards a door usually protected by five people), is an English SharpDressedMan and DeadpanSnarker fond of a SpotOfTea and wields a ClassyCane rather than the usual staff. He once wrote Harry (an American wizard) a letter and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny randomly capitalized several letters, stating in a postscript, "The language is English. I am English. Therefore, I can do with it what I want, colonial heathen."]]



* Giles and Wesley from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', and any number of visiting English watchers. Giles lampshades it right away:

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* Giles and Wesley from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', and any number of visiting English watchers.Watchers. Giles lampshades it right away:
28th Nov '17 9:19:05 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has all of the hat spirits populating the Cap Kingdom, including [[FairyCompanion Cappy]], speak like upper-class Britons and use quintessentially British turns of phrase (an NPC in Bonneton remarks that "you've got to keep a [[StiffUpperLip stiff upper brim]]"). Even Cappy's VoiceGrunting has an "eh wot?" tone to it, and he sits down with Mario for a cuppa when traveling between worlds. As an added bonus, male hat spirits are shaped like top hats and females are shaped like derbies.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has all of the hat spirits populating the Cap Kingdom, including [[FairyCompanion Cappy]], speak like upper-class Britons and use quintessentially British turns of phrase (an NPC in Bonneton remarks that "you've got to keep a [[StiffUpperLip stiff upper brim]]"). Even Cappy's VoiceGrunting has an "eh wot?" tone to it, and he sits down with Mario for a cuppa [[SpotOfTea cuppa]] when traveling between worlds. As an added bonus, male hat spirits are shaped like top hats and females are shaped like derbies.
28th Nov '17 9:14:10 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has all of the hat spirits populating the Cap Kingdom, including [[FairyCompanion Cappy]], speak like upper-class Britons and use quintessentially British turns of phrase (an NPC in Bonneton remarks that "you've got to keep a [[StiffUpperLip stiff upper brim]]"). Even Cappy's VoiceGrunting has an "eh wot?" tone to it, and he sits down with Mario for a cuppa when traveling between worlds. As an added bonus, male hat spirits are shaped like top hats and females are shaped like derbies.
3rd Oct '17 9:16:15 PM Floria
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* The Kingsman organization in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' and ''Film/TheGoldenCircle'' has this as its organizing theme and aesthetic, not surprising considering that the movies are affectionate homages to Roger Moore-era Bond films.

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* The Kingsman organization in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' and ''Film/TheGoldenCircle'' ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' has this as its organizing theme and aesthetic, not surprising considering that the movies are affectionate homages to Roger Moore-era Bond films.
26th Sep '17 10:52:59 PM Floria
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* The Kingsman organization in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' and ''Kingsman/TheGoldenCircle'' has this as its organizing theme and aesthetic, not surprising considering that the movies are affectionate homages to Roger Moore-era Bond films.

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* The Kingsman organization in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' and ''Kingsman/TheGoldenCircle'' ''Film/TheGoldenCircle'' has this as its organizing theme and aesthetic, not surprising considering that the movies are affectionate homages to Roger Moore-era Bond films.
26th Sep '17 10:51:56 PM Floria
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* The Kingsman organization in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' and ''Kingsman/TheGoldenCircle'' has this as its organizing theme and aesthetic, not surprising considering that the movies are affectionate homages to Roger Moore-era Bond films.
2nd Aug '17 9:20:38 AM RaphaelL
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Real British [[BlueBlood Gentlemanly]] behaviour is more subtle than speech or dress, involving the virtues of [[SacredHospitality hospitality]], rationality and [[TheStoic temperance]], the avoidance of irrational extremes, devotion to 'things held dear', rebellion against corruption, and [[StiffUpperLip courageous composure in the face of adversity]]. (However, some of these - like extreme composure - are sometimes seen in trope form). Female examples are likely to be an EnglishRose.

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Real British [[BlueBlood Gentlemanly]] behaviour is more subtle than speech or dress, involving the virtues of [[SacredHospitality hospitality]], rationality and [[TheStoic temperance]], the avoidance of irrational extremes, devotion to 'things held dear', rebellion against corruption, and [[StiffUpperLip courageous composure in the face of adversity]]. (However, some of these - like extreme composure - are sometimes seen in trope form). The fact that old school British upper class men were expected to be athletic while young, and highly competetive or even domineering, is usually left out of fictional descriptions of the type. Female examples are likely to be an EnglishRose.
26th Jul '17 1:48:31 PM xcountryguy
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* In ''Film/WonderWoman'' has Sir Patrick Morgan, the ReasonableAuthorityFigure among the British High Command, with his cane, suit, and flustered politeness. [[spoiler: This becomes somewhat dissonant when he's revealed to be Ares but keeps looking like that, including in the flashback to Ancient Greece. Even when he reshapes molten metal into armor so he looks like the classic comic book version of Ares, his huge mustache is still visible beneath the helm.]]

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* In ''Film/WonderWoman'' has Sir Patrick Morgan, the ReasonableAuthorityFigure among the British High Command, with his cane, suit, and flustered politeness. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This becomes somewhat dissonant when he's revealed to be Ares but keeps looking like that, including in the flashback to Ancient Greece. Even when he reshapes molten metal into armor so he looks like the classic comic book version of Ares, his huge mustache is still visible beneath the helm.]]



* Sir Leigh Teabing from ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. [[spoiler: Not that it stopped him from being evil]] ''Tea''bing? "Teabing" is an anagram of "Baigent." The Authors of ''Holy Blood, Holy Grail'', Michael Baigent and Richard Liegh (notice anything?) sued Dan Brown for ripping off a theory presented in the afore-mentioned book by them for use in ''The Da Vinci Code.'' They lost.

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* Sir Leigh Teabing from ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode''. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not that it stopped him from being evil]] ''Tea''bing? "Teabing" is an anagram of "Baigent." The Authors of ''Holy Blood, Holy Grail'', Michael Baigent and Richard Liegh (notice anything?) sued Dan Brown for ripping off a theory presented in the afore-mentioned book by them for use in ''The Da Vinci Code.'' They lost.



* Major Zero in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series is a slightly less blatant example, only hitting a few of the above traits. [[spoiler: Subverted, ironically, when he becomes the leader of the Patriots.]]

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* Major Zero in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series is a slightly less blatant example, only hitting a few of the above traits. [[spoiler: Subverted, [[spoiler:Subverted, ironically, when he becomes the leader of the Patriots.]]
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