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9th Jan '17 1:01:11 PM Snarf
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** Conan himself counts during his time as King of Aquilonia. Taxes are lower than anywhere else in Hyboria; noblemen may not abuse peasants; and Conan proposes breaking up the larger estates of the nobility rather than push farther into Pictish territory for more farmland (notable because Conan isn't exactly a fan of the Picts in the first place). Of course, he ends up having to fight off multiple attempts on his life by [[AristocratsAreEvil scheming nobles]].
31st Dec '16 12:41:33 PM nombretomado
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** Similarly, many of the men and women who rule the nations of {{Eberron}} are reasonable. Even King Kaius III, [[spoiler:a freakin' LawfulEvil vampire]], can occupy this role, as can Keeper of the Flame Jaela Daran, King Boranel of Breland and so forth.

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** Similarly, many of the men and women who rule the nations of {{Eberron}} TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} are reasonable. Even King Kaius III, [[spoiler:a freakin' LawfulEvil vampire]], can occupy this role, as can Keeper of the Flame Jaela Daran, King Boranel of Breland and so forth.
26th Dec '16 3:48:57 PM DrPsyche
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* Hank Pym is this towards the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}. After Nico Minoru casts a spell that enables him and Tigra to see things from the kids' perspectives, he finally ends the Avengers' longstanding policy of trying to forcibly disband the Runaways, in exchange for the Runaways reporting to ComicBook/AvengersAcademy once a month so that he can be assured that they're all still alive, and rather than ask them to bring Molly and Klara to teach them actual school classes, he created a robot to do that for them. Admittedly, he had some selfish motivations for this change in policy: one of the Runaways is technically his grandson.



* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersTillAllAreOne'': Windblade forces Starscream to make a Council of Worlds with all of the planets they get together with in an effort to curb the absolute power he'd claimed for himself. Obsidian, the delegate from Carcer, immediately starts trying to overhaul all the corruption in the system starting with appointing an honest third party security company to administer over the current [[PoliceBrutality police force]]. Of all the delegates it's Obsidian whom Starscream sees as his biggest threat.



* Hank Pym is this towards the ComicBook/{{Runaways}}. After Nico Minoru casts a spell that enables him and Tigra to see things from the kids' perspectives, he finally ends the Avengers' longstanding policy of trying to forcibly disband the Runaways, in exchange for the Runaways reporting to ComicBook/AvengersAcademy once a month so that he can be assured that they're all still alive, and rather than ask them to bring Molly and Klara to teach them actual school classes, he created a robot to do that for them. Admittedly, he had some selfish motivations for this change in policy: one of the Runaways is technically his grandson.
23rd Dec '16 10:41:52 AM StarTropes
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* ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':

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** [[Creator/PeterWeller Admiral Marcus]], Carol's father and the chief of Starfleet Command, in ''Into Darkness''. [[spoiler:He's really [[BigBadEnsemble evil]], and attempts to destroy the ''Enterprise'' to cover up Section 31's actions and start a war with the Klingons. As a few of the crew try to convince Kirk, even the "reasonable" parts are major crimes and massively immoral]].

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** [[Creator/PeterWeller Admiral Marcus]], Carol's father and the chief of Starfleet Command, in ''Into Darkness''.''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. [[spoiler:He's really [[BigBadEnsemble evil]], and attempts to destroy the ''Enterprise'' to cover up Section 31's actions and start a war with the Klingons. As a few of the crew try to convince Kirk, even the "reasonable" parts are major crimes and massively immoral]].immoral]].
** Commodore Paris from ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' is understanding of Kirk's temporary uncertainty about sitting in the big chair, and isn't surprised when the events of the film help Kirk rediscover himself and his love for exploration.
17th Dec '16 10:54:13 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11568253/6/Supernova Supernova]]'', one of the Marine officers is notably reluctant to assign bounties to the Straw Hat crew given that so far they'd only gone after other pirates or horribly corrupt marines.
9th Dec '16 9:57:28 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Iceburg quotes the trope by name as part of why he worked with the World Government.
8th Dec '16 9:58:20 PM Observance
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* Special Agent Tilly from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles: Literature/{{Changes}}''. He turns off the recording tape during his interrogation of Harry, at Harry's request, and is willing to listen to and calmly evaluate what Harry says to him about the supernatural. He also handles himself very well during the [[spoiler: Red Court attack]].

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* Special Agent Tilly from ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles: Literature/{{Changes}}''. He turns off the recording tape during his interrogation of Harry, at Harry's request, and is willing to listen to and calmly evaluate what Harry says to him about the supernatural. He also handles himself very well during the [[spoiler: Red Court attack]]. Having a latent, unconscious magical talent making him a LivingLieDetector helps.
7th Dec '16 8:19:41 PM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Eddard Stark, upon learning about the incoming threat of the Others, is willing to make a deal with the Wildlings[=/=]Free Folk so that they can settle south of the Wall, even though he knows every of his northern bannermen have a great dislike (if not hate) of them.
** Similarly, Mance Rayder, who intended to bring his people south of the Wall in order to better defend it, is willing to ''[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness kneel]]'' to Eddard just so that he will help them.
6th Dec '16 7:36:48 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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A common subversion is to have this character turn out to be the TreacherousAdvisor.

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A common subversion is to have this character turn out to be the TreacherousAdvisor.
TreacherousAdvisor. Sometimes, also, they will merely ''have'' a TreacherousAdvisor, and be undermined because they listen to him too much.
29th Nov '16 9:51:09 PM IndustriousArc
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*''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11962940/1/ A Brighter Dark]]'': Garon can count as one as, given his genuine affection for his children and his willingness to be up-front and honest to any and all questions. Despite many uncomfortable things about his actions, it is clear that he always has solid motivation for what he does.
**Note however that GoodIsNotSoft.
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