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25th Jun '16 8:49:03 AM Willbyr
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* In the MaiOtome fanfic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4112795/3/Oneesama Oneesama]], Miss Maria comes off as one. When Shizuru kicks off the plot by giving a SkinshipGrope to her prospective room attendant Natsuki, Miss Maria tells Shizuru that [[RealityEnsues she could expel her if she felt it necessary]], but she won't because she believes Shizuru is a better person than that. Her alternative punishment- not allowing Shizuru to select a room attendant until she gains Natsuki's forgiveness- is meant to humble Shizuru, teach her a lesson, and get her to approach Natsuki as herself, not under the persona she's adopted as top student of her grade.

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* In the MaiOtome ''Anime/MaiOtome'' fanfic, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4112795/3/Oneesama Oneesama]], Miss Maria comes off as one. When Shizuru kicks off the plot by giving a SkinshipGrope to her prospective room attendant Natsuki, Miss Maria tells Shizuru that [[RealityEnsues she could expel her if she felt it necessary]], but she won't because she believes Shizuru is a better person than that. Her alternative punishment- not allowing Shizuru to select a room attendant until she gains Natsuki's forgiveness- is meant to humble Shizuru, teach her a lesson, and get her to approach Natsuki as herself, not under the persona she's adopted as top student of her grade.
24th Jun '16 8:01:07 AM majohe
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* Theodore Long, long-suffering general manager of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Smackdown'' brand, is apparently a little ''too'' reasonable for CorruptCorporateExecutive Vince [=McMahon=]'s tastes; his current storyline has him being put on probation, ostensibly for being too bland and not having any major accomplishments, but implied to be more because he doesn't give special consideration to Vince's favorite wrestlers ({{Heel}}s one and all).

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* Theodore Long, a former long-suffering general manager of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s ''Smackdown'' brand, is apparently a little ''too'' reasonable for CorruptCorporateExecutive Vince [=McMahon=]'s tastes; one of his current storyline has had him being put on probation, ostensibly for being too bland and not having any major accomplishments, but implied to be more because he doesn't didn't give special consideration to Vince's favorite wrestlers ({{Heel}}s one and all).
21st Jun '16 4:19:43 AM isoycrazy
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** It should be noted that Admiral Ross from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]'' also had a tendency to be fairly reasonable... In fact, he tended to be the voice of reason when Sisko began to [[ChewingTheScenery chew scenery]].

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** It should be noted that Admiral Ross from * ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space 9]]'' 9]]''
** Admiral Ross
also had a tendency to be fairly reasonable... In fact, he tended to be the voice of reason when Sisko began to [[ChewingTheScenery chew scenery]].



** Admiral Paris from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is also fairly reasonable, being willing to try out Reg Barclay's [[CrazyEnoughToWork highly theoretical]] way to contact ''Voyager'' from across the galaxy and then congratulating him when it works. Then again, to tolerate [[CloudCuckoolander Barclay]] for any length of time, he'd ''have'' to be patient.

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** ** Zek, Grand Nagus of the Ferengi, is a greedy capitalist, always looking for the best deal to make money and power. However, as the Nagus, his job is to be the standard-bearer of greed and moral limits. He cannot be the type of man who would tank the entire Ferengi economy as a means to gain personal power. He also won't play favor for Quark because [[spoiler:he is dating and in love with Quark's mom]] because Quarkk's problems come from the [=FCA=] and while it is in his power to pardon Quark, it wouldn't be good business.
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Admiral Paris from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' is also fairly reasonable, being willing to try out Reg Barclay's [[CrazyEnoughToWork highly theoretical]] way to contact ''Voyager'' from across the galaxy and then congratulating him when it works. Then again, to tolerate [[CloudCuckoolander Barclay]] for any length of time, he'd ''have'' to be patient.
20th Jun '16 10:33:55 PM Vampygirl63
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* The Council in ''[[http://www.grandt.com/XanderZone/stories/read.php?story=TheZeppoInMind.html The Zeppo in Mind]]'' start generously paying the Slayers and the Scoobies once it's made clear that they're the reason the world hasn't ended yet and covers their various expenses so long as they keep fighting the good fight.. As Giles put it, even the stuffiest of bureaucrats recognizes the need to help those who keep the world spinning and that it's hard to hold down a job when you also have to save the world regularly..

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* The Council in ''[[http://www.grandt.com/XanderZone/stories/read.php?story=TheZeppoInMind.html The Zeppo in Mind]]'' start generously paying the Slayers and the Scoobies once it's made clear that they're the reason the world hasn't ended yet and covers their various expenses so long as they keep fighting the good fight.. As Giles put it, even the stuffiest of bureaucrats recognizes the need to help those who keep the world spinning and that it's hard to hold down a job when you also have to save the world regularly..regularly.
* 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.
** Princess Celestia might as well be this trope personified, having a millennia of experience and being forced to "grow up" very quickly after the Nightmare Moon incident. She managed to defuse an entire civil war from even happening with logic and comedy of all things as she knew force would only make things worse.
** Princess Luna is less experienced than her sister and can be a bit quick to the trigger if the situation seems dire, but once she knows who's on the side of good she unfailingly helps them.
** A good chunk of the elected officials like Mayor Mare and numerous nobles like Fancy Pants also keep a level had even with the chaos and confusion caused by the kaiju being revealed. Even Archduke Blueblood, while very haughty and smug, works to keep the situation as calm, rational, and clear as possible.
11th Jun '16 12:20:20 AM Hanz
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*** 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.
9th Jun '16 2:25:53 AM PaulA
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* Major Richter, the commander of the German occupation forces in ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'', prefers to maintain cordial relations with the locals, wishes to see justice done without discrimination along national lines, and resists tendencies by some of his underlings (particularly the SS officer Reinicke) in a more tyrannical direction. Even so, his ideas of what is reasonable don't always accord with those of the occupied population.
23rd May '16 6:39:49 AM ading
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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': [[spoiler:In "Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney", when the two devolve into childish insults, UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln interrupts and reroutes the debate back to the actual issues at hand, then accurately assesses the faults of both sides while also acknowledging the valid points they make.]] In general, of the authority figures shown in the series, Lincoln is the one portrayed most sympathetically and the one who seems most fit to be in charge. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And he refuses to make fun of a show without watching it first.]]
21st May '16 4:12:09 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/GhostbustersII,'' the mayor is willing to listen to the characters about the bizarre events in his city. In the first one, Venkman gets his cooperation by appealing to his political ambition ("If we can stop this thing, ''you'' will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters"). In the sequel, when he realizes the eponymous characters have been thrown into the loony bin by his EvilChancellor he immediately has them released and him fired respectively.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' and ''Film/GhostbustersII,'' the mayor is willing to listen to the characters about the bizarre events in his city. In the first one, Venkman gets his cooperation by appealing to his political ambition ("If we can stop this thing, ''you'' will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters"). In the sequel, when he realizes the eponymous characters have been thrown into the loony bin by his EvilChancellor he immediately has them released and him fired respectively.
6th May '16 7:31:35 AM Hanz
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** [[spoiler: With Aokiji's leaving his post]] new Admiral Fujitora has stepped into this role in a ''big'' way. Upon realizing Dressrosa is full of New World Pirates due to a tourney its ruler Doflamingo is holding he instantly...calls in medical teams for the inevitable fallout, and gets a count of how many civilians are in Dressrosa so his men know who to protect. His goal as an Admiral? Demolish the broken Warlords system that allows scum like Doflamingo to get away with atrocities. Doflamino's crew is attacking everyone on the island now? Work alongside the good pirates to keep them safe. His superiors will want to twist the truth of what happened on Dressrosa, where pirates saved the day? Fujitora gets out the information of what really went on to neighboring islands befre reporting in to them so they can't change the story.

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** [[spoiler: With Aokiji's leaving his post]] new Admiral Fujitora has stepped into this role in a ''big'' way. Upon realizing Dressrosa is full of New World Pirates due to a tourney its ruler Doflamingo is holding he instantly...calls in medical teams for the inevitable fallout, and gets a count of how many civilians are in Dressrosa so his men know who to protect. His goal as an Admiral? Demolish the broken Warlords system that allows scum like Doflamingo to get away with atrocities. Doflamino's crew is attacking everyone on the island now? Work alongside the good pirates to keep them safe. His superiors will want to twist the truth of what happened on Dressrosa, where pirates saved the day? Fujitora gets out the information of what really went on to neighboring islands befre before reporting in to them so they can't change the story.story, fully understanding that [[GeneralRipper Akainu]] will want his head for this.
24th Apr '16 6:58:15 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/ThisImmortal'', Tatram Yshtigo, Cort Myshtigo's grandfather, is -- according to Phil -- 'an altruistic administrator of services to the public' and very much aware of the problems with Earth's dependency on the Vegan Combine. [[spoiler:He hatches the plan of sending Cort Myshtigo to Earth to survey whether it could possibly govern itself, then arranges things thus that Conrad Nomikos ends up in charge -- reasoning that with someone as long-lived and honourable as Conrad there's a good chance that Earth will become habitable again in the long run.]]
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