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8th Dec '17 7:04:56 PM Xtifr
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* In Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' and sequels, Angleton may count, despite being the scariest person in the Laundry. Exercising his authority frequently falls afoul of obstacle #4, above. Oh so much.

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* In Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Atrocity Archives]]'' and sequels, ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'', Angleton may count, despite being the scariest person in the Laundry. Exercising his authority frequently falls afoul of obstacle #4, above. Oh so much.
7th Dec '17 2:32:37 PM ironballs16
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* General Rogard in ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' attempts to understand the situation and not assume the worst when confronted with a giant alien robot. Unfortunately, the FBI agent on the scene happens to be a complete bigot, and goes out of his way just to provoke the Iron Giant into retaliation.

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* General Rogard in ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' attempts to understand the situation and not assume the worst when confronted with a giant alien robot. Unfortunately, the FBI agent on the scene happens to be a complete bigot, bigot (and a DirtyCoward to boot), and goes out of his way just to provoke the Iron Giant into retaliation.
23rd Nov '17 6:20:47 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** ''FanFic/EscapeFromTheMoon'': In the sequel ''The Mare From the Moon'', Princess Celestia is one, accepting Spliced's gesture of fixing her broken nose in the spirit that it was meant, and being willing to hear her out about her past. [[spoiler: However, upon hearing about her past, Celestia and Luna have a private conversation on their thoughts on Spliced, recognize the danger she poses and agree to handle her with extreme care.]]
23rd Nov '17 2:31:20 PM AnoneMouseJr
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** ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': [[spoiler:Principal Celestia, who is not only willing to give the group information, but employment at the school while they try to figure things out.]]
23rd Nov '17 10:23:58 AM Nintendoman01
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** Hothorne Tamaka, the director of the HDA. Unlike most of the others, he actually does believe that some monsters can be good and meets with Moka and Akasha in Act VI to negotiate.

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** Hothorne Tamaka, the director of the HDA. Unlike most of the others, he actually does believe that some monsters can be good and meets with Moka and Akasha in Act VI to negotiate. This contrasts him with his predecessor Jenner Rythmore, a {{Jerkass}} GeneralRipper who [[GiveMeAReason came right out and said he was just waiting for the first possible excuse to declare open war on the monster world]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'':
** Principal Brown is often petty and frivolous, but in "The Apology" he refuses to punish Gumball or Darwin unless he's given solid evidence that they're causing trouble, and he threatens to fire Miss Simian if she keeps trying to frame them, in spite of his personal feelings for her.
** While the Doughnut Sheriff is often reckless and the embodiment of PoliceAreUseless, has his moments of being this, such as in "The Car"; when the Robinsons demand he arrest the Wattersons for destroying their car, he refuses to do so without a warrant, gives the Robinsons multiple warnings to calm down, and ultimately subdues and arrests them once they smash the Wattersons' own car and attack him in a fit of rage.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack's father is presented as such in flashbacks. In "Jack Remembers the Past," he refuses to intervene to stop bullies from harassing his young son, because that would be abusing his authority.
17th Nov '17 10:51:36 AM JJHIL325
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** Kingsley Shacklebolt, head of the Auror department at the Ministry ''and'' the de facto leader of the Order of the Phoenix, is so reasonable he even gets along with the Dursleys. Too bad the less reasonable Ministers (Fudge, later Scrimgeour) outrank him.

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** Kingsley Shacklebolt, head of the Auror department at the Ministry ''and'' the de facto leader of the Order of the Phoenix, is so reasonable he even gets along with the Dursleys. Too bad the less reasonable Ministers (Fudge, later Scrimgeour) outrank him.him until [[spoiler: he becomes the new Minister of Magic after the war ends]].
16th Nov '17 9:40:13 PM iroanxi
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* ''Literature/SmallerAndSmallerCircles'': The Director of the NBI actually sees the killings as a serious threat, and even chews out Atty. Arcinas for screwing up the investigation. Councillor Mariano as well, who lends his own time and resources (in this case, the free dental services he sponsors for street urchins) to help identify the murder victims.
** Present only in the expanded edition, NBI Deputy Director Jake Valdes, who like Director Lastimosa and Ading Rustia actually considers the Payatas murders a serious concern.
15th Nov '17 6:21:16 AM cdrood
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*** Likewise, Nova Prime. She listens to Rhomann Dey's story over his superior's objection and acts on his judgement of the situation. Even Garthan Saal is fairly reasonable. He has perfectly good reasons not to trust Quill and simply states his opinion to Nova Prime. He never tries to stop her from hearing the message, is fully willing to follow orders once she's made a decision, and develops respect for the Guardians during the battle.
31st Oct '17 7:27:00 PM darkemyst
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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix The Order of the Phoenix]]'' [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Professor Lupin]] becomes the first Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Harry's had 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]] [[WhatTheHellHero out himself]] when out of Snape's earshot, because Harry's actions had genuinely been foolish and careless.

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** In ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix The Order ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of the Phoenix]]'' Azkaban]]'' [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Professor Lupin]] becomes the first Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Harry's had 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]] [[WhatTheHellHero out himself]] when out of Snape's earshot, because Harry's actions had genuinely been foolish and careless.
31st Oct '17 7:26:01 PM darkemyst
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** It's been hinted that Amelia Bones, the Director of Magical Law Enforcement, fell into this category which was a major reason for her possibly becoming Minister... [[spoiler: and why Voldemort had her killed.]]

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** It's been hinted that Amelia Bones, the Director of Magical Law Enforcement, fell falling into this category which (as shown during Harry's trial in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'') was a major reason for her possibly becoming Minister... [[spoiler: and why Voldemort had her killed.]]
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