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16th Aug '16 10:12:07 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''. Normally, the universe hates Dan, and Dan reciprocates, but sometimes the universe throws Dan a bone in the form of this trope.
** In "Dan Vs. Traffic", Dan is having a PottyEmergency while stuck in traffic, and breaks several laws in his haste to get home. A cop pulls him over as he's driving on the sidewalk. Dan explains how badly he has to use the bathroom, and the cop simply lets him leave.
** In "Dan Vs. Baseball", Dan and Chris go to ludicrous lengths to kidnap the Commissioner of Baseball. However, when Dan actually stops to explain his grievances against baseball (namely that it broke his car's mirror, and it pre-empted his favorite show), the Commissioner immediately gives Dan the money to fix the mirror and promises to make sure the show never gets pre-empted again. (Turns out the Commissioner is also a fan of that show.) So the kidnapping was completely unnecessary.
* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'s mother Helen is more or less this, at least compared to the other adults.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Princess Celestia, who in addition to being a kind, gentle pony (willing to forgive her formerly insanely evil sister after Luna tearfully apologized), is also a ruler that isn't as stuffy and proper as one would think, as she once pulled a light-hearted prank on the Cakes to get them to loosen up during a visit from her.
** Two episodes in particular highlight this trait for the Princess:
*** "A Bird in the Hoof", in which her reaction to Fluttershy's well-intentioned bird-napping of her pet to nurse it back to health is primarily to chide Fluttershy for not asking about the bird, [[spoiler:a phoenix on the tail end of its rebirth/death cycle]], in a CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot, in addition to having said [[spoiler: phoenix]] apologize to Fluttershy for intentionally making her life difficult when the pegasus was only trying to care for it.
*** "Lesson Zero" has Twilight Sparkle having a monumental FreakOut because she hadn't written her weekly [[AnAesop aesop]] report to Celestia. The princess shows up after Twilight's attempts to rectify the situation have wreaked chaos upon Ponyville, and is implied to given Twilight a well-earned, offscreen lecture before starting to reassure her. When her friends burst in begging Celestia to forgive Twilight, citing ''their'' not taking her feelings seriously as the cause of the problems, she takes the chance to drive the lesson home ''and'' lighten Twilight's (perceived) workload by having the others join in the reporting ''only'' when there's something to report.
** Rarity is this for Sweetie Belle in "Ponyville Confidential." Rarity confronts Sweetie Belle upon learning that her little sister is one-third of the new local gossip columnist. Despite her anger (since a recent story had been excerpts from Rarity's diary), Rarity scolds her, uses her own [[HypocrisyNod going through Sweetie Belle's stuff for proof]] to drive home the point about personal privacy, and finish it up by questioning whether Sweetie Belle wants writing hurtful gossip to be her destiny-declaring Cutie Mark. Everypony else was either so angry they sent the fillies away rather than risk [[MomentOfWeakness an out of line outburst]] or just shunned them outright.
** In the episode "Sweet and Elite" we have Fancypants, a wealthy and influential unicorn that befriends Rarity. Unlike many other high society ponies, he's humble, kind, and by the end of the episode establishes himself as both a NiceGuy and UnclePennybags when he stands up for Rarity and her friends in front of what is basically the cream of Canterlot high society.
** Twilight herself is this for Spike, being the main adult figure in his life. She pulls him back when he starts to go out of line.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Princess Celestia, who in addition to being a kind, gentle pony (willing to forgive her formerly insanely evil sister after Luna tearfully apologized), is also a ruler that isn't as stuffy and proper as one would think, as she once pulled a light-hearted prank on the Cakes to get them to loosen up during a visit from her.
** Two episodes in particular highlight this trait for the Princess:
*** "A Bird in the Hoof", in which her reaction to Fluttershy's well-intentioned bird-napping of her pet to nurse it back to health is primarily to chide Fluttershy for not asking about the bird, [[spoiler:a phoenix on the tail end of its rebirth/death cycle]], in a CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot, in addition to having said [[spoiler: phoenix]] apologize to Fluttershy for intentionally making her life difficult when the pegasus
''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Mr. Weed, Peter's deceased former boss. From what we saw, he was only trying a pretty fair employer. Despite Peter's stupidity causing him problems [[note]]Telling an inappropriate joke to care for it.
*** "Lesson Zero" has Twilight Sparkle having
a monumental FreakOut female coworker, injuring a baseball player hired to win a softball game [[/note]], he still gave Peter plenty of chances to fix his mistakes. In his last appearance, he gave Peter a big promotion all because she hadn't written her weekly [[AnAesop aesop]] report he was treated to Celestia. The princess shows up after Twilight's attempts to rectify the situation have wreaked chaos upon Ponyville, and is implied to given Twilight a well-earned, offscreen lecture good dinner... [[YankTheDogsChain just before starting he choked to reassure her. When her friends burst in begging Celestia to forgive Twilight, citing ''their'' not taking her feelings seriously as the cause of the problems, she takes the chance to drive the lesson home ''and'' lighten Twilight's (perceived) workload by having the others join in the reporting ''only'' when there's something to report.
** Rarity is this for Sweetie Belle in "Ponyville Confidential." Rarity confronts Sweetie Belle upon learning that her little sister is one-third of the new local gossip columnist. Despite her anger (since
death on a recent story had been excerpts from Rarity's diary), Rarity scolds her, uses her own [[HypocrisyNod going through Sweetie Belle's stuff for proof]] to drive home the point about personal privacy, and finish it up by questioning whether Sweetie Belle wants writing hurtful gossip to be her destiny-declaring Cutie Mark. Everypony else was either so angry they sent the fillies away rather than risk [[MomentOfWeakness an out of line outburst]] or just shunned them outright.
** In the episode "Sweet and Elite" we have Fancypants, a wealthy and influential unicorn that befriends Rarity. Unlike many other high society ponies, he's humble, kind, and by the end of the episode establishes himself as both a NiceGuy and UnclePennybags when he stands up for Rarity and her friends in front of what is basically the cream of Canterlot high society.
** Twilight herself is this for Spike, being the main adult figure in his life. She pulls him back when he starts to go out of line.
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* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''
** Mrs. Twombly, the littlest pet shop owner, helping out Blythe Baxter on certain situations[[note]]At least, when she's not being a CloudCuckooLander, which is most of the time.[[/note]].
** Fisher Biskit is this to his daughters [[DependingOnTheWriter most of the time]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Princess Celestia, who in addition to being a kind, gentle pony (willing to forgive her formerly insanely evil sister after Luna tearfully apologized), is also a ruler that isn't as stuffy and proper as one would think, as she once pulled a light-hearted prank on the Cakes to get them to loosen up during a visit from her. Two episodes in particular highlight this trait for the Princess:
*** "A Bird in the Hoof", in which her reaction to Fluttershy's well-intentioned bird-napping of her pet to nurse it back to health is primarily to chide Fluttershy for not asking about the bird, [[spoiler:a phoenix on the tail end of its rebirth/death cycle]], in a CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot, in addition to having said [[spoiler: phoenix]] apologize to Fluttershy for intentionally making her life difficult when the pegasus was only trying to care for it.
*** "Lesson Zero" has Twilight Sparkle having a monumental FreakOut because she hadn't written her weekly [[AnAesop aesop]] report to Celestia. The princess shows up after Twilight's attempts to rectify the situation have wreaked chaos upon Ponyville, and is implied to given Twilight a well-earned, offscreen lecture before starting to reassure her. When her friends burst in begging Celestia to forgive Twilight, citing ''their'' not taking her feelings seriously as the cause of the problems, she takes the chance to drive the lesson home ''and'' lighten Twilight's (perceived) workload by having the others join in the reporting ''only'' when there's something to report.
** Rarity is this for Sweetie Belle in "Ponyville Confidential." Rarity confronts Sweetie Belle upon learning that her little sister is one-third of the new local gossip columnist. Despite her anger (since a recent story had been excerpts from Rarity's diary), Rarity scolds her, uses her own [[HypocrisyNod going through Sweetie Belle's stuff for proof]] to drive home the point about personal privacy, and finish it up by questioning whether Sweetie Belle wants writing hurtful gossip to be her destiny-declaring Cutie Mark. Everypony else was either so angry they sent the fillies away rather than risk [[MomentOfWeakness an out of line outburst]] or just shunned them outright.
** In the episode "Sweet and Elite" we have Fancypants, a wealthy and influential unicorn that befriends Rarity. Unlike many other high society ponies, he's humble, kind, and by the end of the episode establishes himself as both a NiceGuy and UnclePennybags when he stands up for Rarity and her friends in front of what is basically the cream of Canterlot high society.
** Twilight herself is this for Spike, being the main adult figure in his life. She pulls him back when he starts to go out of line.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Mayor Nettles in season two who, unlike the previous mayor and most of the adults in general, is generally supportive of Mystery Inc.'s actions. In fact she actively worked to get the group back together in the season two premiere.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has plenty of unreasonable authority figures (strangulation is a running gag), but some are this, including of all things the Commandant of the military school in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson. When the Simpson family observes a group of cadets standing at attention, Homer mocks them by throwing stones and the Commandant seems to be genuine shocked: "They're just children, Mr. Simpson!"
** Judge Roy Snyder is also this. Although he has his quirks (the clown on his desk) he is actually one of the few authority figures in Springfield who can't be bribed and is pretty lenient in his punishments.
** Seymour Skinner. DependingOnTheWriter, he can either be an ObstructiveBureaucrat, but he is usually a well-meaning (if nerdy) principal constrained by excessive budget cuts and apathetic teachers.
*** When he's not yelling at Skinner, Superintendent Chalmers can be fairly reasonable and was perhaps the only teacher able to reach out to Bart.
* Of the four rulers in ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders,'' King Cryos of Ice is far and away the most sensible. It's a lucky thing that he's the first one Graveheart and Tekla have to deal with.



* King Kenric is the only authority figure in WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}} who actually plays the trope straight, while Dr X has too much of an ego to listen opinions, the Fairy Queen exiled Twinkle due to mistakenly turning her into a frog, and Captain Sharkbeard is outright antagonistic.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Splinter is this. It's highlit in the season one episode "It Came From The Depths", where he professes that Michelangelo is right when he says that the Turtles owe it to Leatherhead to give him a chance, but also agrees that Leatherhead must be reasonably restrained, since he is a super-strong giant gator-man prone to sporadic bursts of violent fury.



* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has Mrs. Twombly, the littlest pet shop owner, helping out Blythe Baxter on certain situations[[note]]At least, when she's not being a CloudCuckooLander, which is most of the time.[[/note]].
** Fisher Biskit is this to his daughters [[DependingOnTheWriter most of the time]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''. Normally, the universe hates Dan, and Dan reciprocates, but sometimes the universe throws Dan a bone in the form of this trope.
** In "Dan Vs. Traffic", Dan is having a PottyEmergency while stuck in traffic, and breaks several laws in his haste to get home. A cop pulls him over as he's driving on the sidewalk. Dan explains how badly he has to use the bathroom, and the cop simply lets him leave.
** In "Dan Vs. Baseball", Dan and Chris go to ludicrous lengths to kidnap the Commissioner of Baseball. However, when Dan actually stops to explain his grievances against baseball (namely that it broke his car's mirror, and it pre-empted his favorite show), the Commissioner immediately gives Dan the money to fix the mirror and promises to make sure the show never gets pre-empted again. (Turns out the Commissioner is also a fan of that show.) So the kidnapping was completely unnecessary.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'', Splinter is this. It's highlit in the season one episode "It Came From The Depths", where he professes that Michelangelo is right when he says that the Turtles owe it to Leatherhead to give him a chance, but also agrees that Leatherhead must be reasonably restrained, since he is a super-strong giant gator-man prone to sporadic bursts of violent fury.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has plenty of unreasonable authority figures (strangulation is a running gag), but some are this, including of all things the Commandant of the military school in The Secret War of Lisa Simpson. When the Simpson family observes a group of cadets standing at attention, Homer mocks them by throwing stones and the Commandant seems to be genuine shocked: "They're just children, Mr. Simpson!"
** Judge Roy Snyder is also this. Although he has his quirks (the clown on his desk) he is actually one of the few authority figures in Springfield who can't be bribed and is pretty lenient in his punishments.
** Seymour Skinner. DependingOnTheWriter, he can either be an ObstructiveBureaucrat, but he is usually a well-meaning (if nerdy) principal constrained by excessive budget cuts and apathetic teachers.
*** When he's not yelling at Skinner, Superintendent Chalmers can be fairly reasonable and was perhaps the only teacher able to reach out to Bart.
* Of the four rulers in ''ShadowRaiders,'' King Cryos of Ice is far and away the most sensible. It's a lucky thing that he's the first one Graveheart and Tekla have to deal with.
* WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'s mother Helen is more or less this, at least compared to the other adults.



* King Kenric is the only authority figure in WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}} who actually plays the trope straight, while Dr X has too much of an ego to listen opinions, the Fairy Queen exiled Twinkle due to mistakenly turning her into a frog, and Captain Sharkbeard is outright antagonistic.
* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Mayor Nettles in season two who, unlike the previous mayor and most of the adults in general, is generally supportive of Mystery Inc.'s actions. In fact she actively worked to get the group back together in the season two premiere.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Mr. Weed, Peter's deceased former boss. From what we saw, he was a pretty fair employer. Despite Peter's stupidity causing him problems [[note]]Telling an inappropriate joke to a female coworker, injuring a baseball player hired to win a softball game [[/note]], he still gave Peter plenty of chances to fix his mistakes. In his last appearance, he gave Peter a big promotion all because he was treated to a good dinner... [[YankTheDogsChain just before he choked to death on a dinner roll]].

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* King Kenric is Faragonda, the only authority figure headmistress of Alfea in WesternAnimation/{{Super 4}} who actually plays the trope straight, while Dr X has too much of an ego to listen opinions, the Fairy Queen exiled Twinkle due to mistakenly turning her into a frog, and Captain Sharkbeard is outright antagonistic.
* ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': Mayor Nettles in season two who, unlike the previous mayor and most of the adults in general,
''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. She is generally supportive of Mystery Inc.'s actions. In fact kind to her students, though she actively worked is willing to get the group back together in the season two premiere.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Mr. Weed, Peter's deceased former boss. From what we saw, he was a pretty fair employer. Despite Peter's stupidity
put up with no nonsense from them, and will discipline them as she sees fit. As well, she does not take kindly from students from other schools causing him problems [[note]]Telling an inappropriate joke to a female coworker, injuring a baseball player hired to win a softball game [[/note]], he still gave Peter plenty of chances to fix his mistakes. In his last appearance, he gave Peter a big promotion all because he was treated to a good dinner... [[YankTheDogsChain just before he choked to death on a dinner roll]].trouble at Alfea either and will take action if necessary.
16th Aug '16 9:52:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Commander Thomas Laskey, the first officer of the Infinity, from ''VideoGame/{{Halo4}}''. He sees first-hand how much of an incompetent {{Jerkass}} his boss, Captain Del Rio is, to the point of allowing Master Chief to escape arrest for not surrendering Cortona's chip to Del Rio, and even giving him a fully-loaded Pelican to carry on his mission. [[spoiler: He's later rewarded when Del Rio is relieved/stripped of his command by FLEETCOM, taking over Infinity himself.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' has Commander Thomas Laskey, the first officer of the Infinity, from ''VideoGame/{{Halo4}}''. He ''Infinity''. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', he sees first-hand how much of an incompetent {{Jerkass}} his boss, boss Captain Del Rio is, to the point of allowing where Lasky allows Master Chief to escape arrest for not surrendering Cortona's chip to Del Rio, and even giving gives him a fully-loaded Pelican to carry on his mission. [[spoiler: He's Lasky's later rewarded when Del Rio is relieved/stripped of his command by FLEETCOM, taking over Infinity becoming captain of the ''Infinity'' himself.]]
9th Aug '16 9:35:47 AM Discar
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'': The mayor and his assistant immediately recruit the Ghostbusters when they realize the supernatural events are real. Unfortunately, they also want to prevent mass panic, so while they provide support privately, publicly they denounce the Ghostbusters as attention-seeking nutjobs. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, the coverup has fallen apart. While the mayor is publicly still making a token effort to keep it going, privately his assistant thanks the Ghostbusters for going along with it (even though it didn't work), and offers them whatever they want in exchange for saving the city]].

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'': The mayor and his assistant immediately recruit the Ghostbusters when they realize the supernatural events are real. Unfortunately, they also want to prevent mass panic, so while they provide support privately, publicly they denounce the Ghostbusters as attention-seeking nutjobs. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, the coverup has fallen apart. While the mayor is publicly still making a token effort to keep it going, privately his assistant thanks the Ghostbusters for going along with it (even though it didn't work), and offers them whatever they want in exchange as thanks for saving the city]].
9th Aug '16 9:35:15 AM Discar
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 2016}}'': The mayor and his assistant immediately recruit the Ghostbusters when they realize the supernatural events are real. Unfortunately, they also want to prevent mass panic, so while they provide support privately, publicly they denounce the Ghostbusters as attention-seeking nutjobs. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, the coverup has fallen apart. While the mayor is publicly still making a token effort to keep it going, privately his assistant thanks the Ghostbusters for going along with it (even though it didn't work), and offers them whatever they want in exchange for saving the city]].
7th Aug '16 7:24:22 PM redandready45
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-> President Camacho. Former pro wrestler turned porn star turned president. He dresses in American flag pants, he addresses the nation by dancing, singing, and firing a gun into the air and rallying them with his aggressively patriotic (if completely empty) rhetoric. He's energetic, likable, and absolutely captivating...it's not just President Camacho's patriotism that makes him a great leader. Eventually, Joe is brought to the attention of President Camacho. This weird-talking time traveler with his fancy ideas made it all the way to the White House, because an IQ test claimed he was the smartest man alive. And when that happened, President Camacho did a remarkable thing. He recognized that Joe was smarter, and he bowed to his wisdom. Everyone -- everyone -- in the world of Idiocracy resented Joe, because he talked differently and because his ideas, to them, sounded crazy. They turned against him out of their fear, their pride, and their inability to understand him. Everyone else, when faced with Joe's unconventional ideas, immediately went on the defensive and resented Joe. He didn't fit in with their weird hive mind of delusion and idiocy. Yet for all of his pomposity and ridiculousness, Camacho had the clarity of mind to look beyond all that. What he saw was a man who was smarter than himself, and he had no problem humbling himself and saying "Let's trust the smart guy."

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-> --> President Camacho. Former pro wrestler turned porn star turned president. He dresses in American flag pants, he addresses the nation by dancing, singing, and firing a gun into the air and rallying them with his aggressively patriotic (if completely empty) rhetoric. He's energetic, likable, and absolutely captivating...it's not just President Camacho's patriotism that makes him a great leader. Eventually, Joe is brought to the attention of President Camacho. This weird-talking time traveler with his fancy ideas made it all the way to the White House, because an IQ test claimed he was the smartest man alive. And when that happened, President Camacho did a remarkable thing. He recognized that Joe was smarter, and he bowed to his wisdom. Everyone -- everyone -- in the world of Idiocracy resented Joe, because he talked differently and because his ideas, to them, sounded crazy. They turned against him out of their fear, their pride, and their inability to understand him. Everyone else, when faced with Joe's unconventional ideas, immediately went on the defensive and resented Joe. He didn't fit in with their weird hive mind of delusion and idiocy. Yet for all of his pomposity and ridiculousness, Camacho had the clarity of mind to look beyond all that. What he saw was a man who was smarter than himself, and he had no problem humbling himself and saying "Let's trust the smart guy."
7th Aug '16 7:21:33 PM redandready45
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* ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'': President Dwayne Camacho. Despite being as crass as the average citizen of 2505, when he learns about Joe's (relatively) phenomenal intelligence, he's willing to pardon him if [[spoiler: he can solve the famine crisis. When Joe is able to get a garden growing again, Camacho picks Joe as his successor]]. Plus, the guy is pretty captivating. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' goes even further with [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-3-fictional-presidents-we-could-use-right-now_p2/ how exceptional the Camacho is]].
-> President Camacho. Former pro wrestler turned porn star turned president. He dresses in American flag pants, he addresses the nation by dancing, singing, and firing a gun into the air and rallying them with his aggressively patriotic (if completely empty) rhetoric. He's energetic, likable, and absolutely captivating...it's not just President Camacho's patriotism that makes him a great leader. Eventually, Joe is brought to the attention of President Camacho. This weird-talking time traveler with his fancy ideas made it all the way to the White House, because an IQ test claimed he was the smartest man alive. And when that happened, President Camacho did a remarkable thing. He recognized that Joe was smarter, and he bowed to his wisdom. Everyone -- everyone -- in the world of Idiocracy resented Joe, because he talked differently and because his ideas, to them, sounded crazy. They turned against him out of their fear, their pride, and their inability to understand him. Everyone else, when faced with Joe's unconventional ideas, immediately went on the defensive and resented Joe. He didn't fit in with their weird hive mind of delusion and idiocy. Yet for all of his pomposity and ridiculousness, Camacho had the clarity of mind to look beyond all that. What he saw was a man who was smarter than himself, and he had no problem humbling himself and saying "Let's trust the smart guy."
24th Jul '16 10:41:26 PM Chariset
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** [[spoiler:Edgeworth]] becomes one after his HeelFaceTurn. He takes it upon himself to play devil's advocate with Phoenix specifically to get him riled up and working at his best.
** Klavier doesn't care about winning, only the truth. He's willing to share information and indirectly help Apollo from the get-go.

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** [[spoiler:Edgeworth]] Miles Edgeworth becomes one after his HeelFaceTurn. HeelFaceTurn, when he stops worrying about his record and starts sincerely pursuing the truth. He takes it upon himself to play devil's Devil's advocate with Phoenix specifically to get him riled up and working at his best.
best. Then he becomes Chief Prosecutor and reinstates Phoenix after he was disbarred just so the two of them can team up and dispel the Dark Age of the Law.
** Klavier Gavin doesn't care about winning, only the truth. He's willing to share information and indirectly help Apollo from the get-go.
23rd Jul '16 11:03:35 AM ZimFan89
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** ''Fanfic/TheStarsAscendant'' is about Celestia questioning whether she truly remains one after seemingly destorying Twilight Sparkle's confidence.

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** ''Fanfic/TheStarsAscendant'' is about Celestia questioning whether she truly remains one after seemingly destorying destroying Twilight Sparkle's confidence.



** Most of the rulers Shining and Cadence meet on their world tour count. [[spoiler:Including the TruePacifist Mother Deer, the Deer's ''true'' ruler.]]

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** Most of the rulers Shining and Cadence meet on their world tour count. [[spoiler:Including the TruePacifist ActualPacifist Mother Deer, the Deer's ''true'' ruler.]]



* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', quite a few of the higher ups in Equestria are this; by logic of they wouldn't be in power for a long term without it.

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* In ''FanFic/TheBridge'', quite a few of the higher ups in Equestria are this; this, by logic of they wouldn't be in power for a long term without it.


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* ''FanFic/MythosEffect'':
** Primarch Quentius is literally the ''only'' [[Franchise/MassEffect Turian]] leader who realizes that trying to force the [[TabletopGame/CthulhuTech New Earth Federation]] to give up [[{{Magitek}} arcanotech]] (effectively gutting their military and technological bases) in favor of Element Zero technology and submitting to the Citadel Council as an associate race will not only cause a war, but that it's a war they can't win.
** The Council itself, other than Sparatus, likewise realize that going to war with the NEF is a bad idea, and when it breaks out, keep their people out of it, making it clear that it's the Turians' problem, not theirs.
* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': [[Franchise/MassEffect Primarch Fedorian]] is this when [[Franchise/StarCraft Kerrigan]] announces her plans to [[spoiler: absorb the Krogan into the Zerg and remove the genophage]]. While Matriarch Benezia is condescending about the whole thing and Dalatrass Lintron spends the whole meeting panicking, Fedorian is upset but realizes that the Koprulu Alliance has always kept their word, so they can be trusted here.
20th Jul '16 7:59:26 AM BenBanjo87
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** [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Professor Lupin]] is the first Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a level head. This is exemplified when he rescues Harry from Snape's wrath and covers for him with regards to the Marauder's Map. He then [[DisappointedInYou chewed Harry out himself]] when out of Snape's earshot because he had genuinely been stupid and careless.
** Snape is this... but only if you're a Slytherin. It seems to be a trend among Heads of House.

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** [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Professor Lupin]] is the first Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a level head. This is exemplified when he rescues Harry from Snape's wrath and covers for him with regards to the Marauder's Map. He then [[DisappointedInYou chewed Harry Harry]] [[WhatTheHellHero out himself]] when out of Snape's earshot earshot, because he Harry's actions had genuinely been stupid foolish and careless.
** Even Snape is can be this... but only if you're a Slytherin. It seems to be a trend among Heads of House.
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** Taken even further in the later volumes with the British Royal Family and the current president of the United States, Roberto Katze. They both are shown to have a deep love of their respective countries, and are willing to accept the bizarre explanations Touma and the others sometimes have to give them when magical forces are at work.
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