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30th Nov '16 1:56:11 AM emcats
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* ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'': Hak is a textbook example of TallDarkAndSnarky, especially toward Yona, whom he works for as a bodyguard. However, he was willing to discard his entire life as he knew it for her sake, and was completely willing to die for her. Ironically, this almost self-destructive brand of loyalty has lead to Yona to convince herself he should be set free at some point, [[BodyguardCrush even though he doesn't want to be.]]
27th Nov '16 1:26:34 PM nombretomado
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According to the theory of {{Dramatica}}, two archetypal roles are "Sidekick" and "Skeptic". The Sidekick supports you no matter what, and conveys positive feedback (you can do this, everything's gonna be okay). Conversely, the Skeptic (who may still support you) conveys mostly negative feedback (this'll never work, you've [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screwed it all up]], we're all gonna die)[[note]]The Skeptic role is also used in the MasterCharacters system, where it's called the [[MasterSupportCharacters Pessimist]][[/note]] and not so strictly balanced against a more positive role. Sometimes this pessimism can batter down and demoralize the hero; at other times, it keeps him grounded, helps him remember the stakes, and even strengthens his resolve for the long journey ahead.[[note]]Consider Puddleglum in ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Silver Chair.]]''[[/note]] The negative commentary may contain useful warnings against mistakes the hero would otherwise make; also, learning to put up with some booing from the home crowd can ensure that the Hero doesn't fold once the BigBad starts his little [[BreakThemByTalking mind]] [[NotSoDifferent games]].

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According to the theory of {{Dramatica}}, two archetypal roles are "Sidekick" and "Skeptic". The Sidekick supports you no matter what, and conveys positive feedback (you can do this, everything's gonna be okay). Conversely, the Skeptic (who may still support you) conveys mostly negative feedback (this'll never work, you've [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screwed it all up]], we're all gonna die)[[note]]The Skeptic role is also used in the MasterCharacters system, where it's called the [[MasterSupportCharacters Pessimist]][[/note]] and not so strictly balanced against a more positive role. Sometimes this pessimism can batter down and demoralize the hero; at other times, it keeps him grounded, helps him remember the stakes, and even strengthens his resolve for the long journey ahead.[[note]]Consider Puddleglum in ''[[TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Silver Chair.]]''[[/note]] ''Literature/TheSilverChair.''[[/note]] The negative commentary may contain useful warnings against mistakes the hero would otherwise make; also, learning to put up with some booing from the home crowd can ensure that the Hero doesn't fold once the BigBad starts his little [[BreakThemByTalking mind]] [[NotSoDifferent games]].
16th Oct '16 3:46:23 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* Experiment 625 is this towards Gantu in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.

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* Experiment 625 Reuben (Experiment 625) is this towards Gantu in ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''.



* Hawkbit from the T.V. series of ''WatershipDown''. Even at one point, Hazel finally (and calmly) tells him: "We can deal without the sarcasm, thanks."

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* Hawkbit from the T.V. TV series of ''WatershipDown''.''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown''. Even at one point, Hazel finally (and calmly) tells him: "We can deal without the sarcasm, thanks."
22nd Sep '16 8:21:42 PM nombretomado
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* Gwen was this to Ben in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series: she constantly argues with him, insults him, criticizes his immaturity... but if he is in danger or in an actually messy situation, she will be there for him. The sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' toned down the Sarcastic aspect, though it's still present on occasions.

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* Gwen was this to Ben in the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series: she constantly argues with him, insults him, criticizes his immaturity... but if he is in danger or in an actually messy situation, she will be there for him. The sequels ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' and ''Ben10UltimateAlien'' ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' toned down the Sarcastic aspect, though it's still present on occasions.
21st Sep '16 4:59:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki is brusque and standoffish with the male protagonist, telling him not to try to tell him how to fight and snarking at him in combat when, for example, the protagonist heals him ("Tch. I don't need your help.") or gives him an order ("Who does he think he is?"). It's mostly [[JerkassFacade a front]] (and he's noticeably less belligerent toward the female protagonist).
* Guillo from ''BatenKaitos Origins'', especially the [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] part.

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* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki is brusque and standoffish with the male protagonist, telling him not to try to tell him how to fight and snarking at him in combat when, for example, the protagonist heals him ("Tch. I don't need your help.") or gives him an order ("Who does he think he is?"). It's mostly [[JerkassFacade a front]] (and he's noticeably less belligerent toward the female protagonist).
* Guillo from ''BatenKaitos Origins'', ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'', especially the [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]] part.
9th Aug '16 11:35:59 PM PaulA
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* Kragar to [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]], back when he was a mob boss.

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* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' novels: Kragar to [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]], Taltos, back when he was a mob boss.
12th Jul '16 12:27:59 PM Willbyr
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* [[BattleButler Sebastian]] is this from ''BlackButler''. Sebastian makes life difficult for his master Ciel at times supposedly to train or help him when it is just to get back at Ciel. Once when Sebastian was in disguise, he gave Ciel a slip of paper supposedly containing an explanation for him to read to his guests. It was blank so Ciel had to improvise.

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* [[BattleButler Sebastian]] is this from ''BlackButler''.''Manga/BlackButler''. Sebastian makes life difficult for his master Ciel at times supposedly to train or help him when it is just to get back at Ciel. Once when Sebastian was in disguise, he gave Ciel a slip of paper supposedly containing an explanation for him to read to his guests. It was blank so Ciel had to improvise.



* Kurogane in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.

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* Kurogane in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.



* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'' both Kotaro and (to a lesser extent) Evangeline have shades of this.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' both Kotaro and (to a lesser extent) Evangeline have shades of this.



* All the Straw Hats are this to Luffy in ''OnePiece'' at one point or another. They frequently insult their captain who has made some silly or strange decisions that they don't agree with but are all incredibly loyal to Luffy and wouldn't hesitant to fight or even die for him.

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* All the Straw Hats are this to Luffy in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' at one point or another. They frequently insult their captain who has made some silly or strange decisions that they don't agree with but are all incredibly loyal to Luffy and wouldn't hesitant to fight or even die for him.
5th Jul '16 2:17:47 PM MacedonianKing
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* Phi to Sigma in '' VirtuesLastReward'' and ''ZeroTimeDilemma''. She is completely aware that he is the best hope humanity has at [[spoiler: stopping a cult from releasing a biological weapon that will destroy 6 billion humans]] but that doesn't stop her from mocking and criticizing him throughout both games.
23rd Jun '16 9:58:39 PM lavendermintrose
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* Shinichirou Tamaki, one of Lelouch's lieutenants in the first season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', who is nonetheless [[http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/UltimaHaseo/CGpilotstats.jpg one of his most useless servants.]] A more benevolent variation is [[MysteriousWaif C.C.]], who often doubts or mocks Lelouch and his plans, but always goes along with them anyway.

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* Shinichirou Tamaki, one of Lelouch's lieutenants in the first season of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', who is nonetheless [[http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/UltimaHaseo/CGpilotstats.jpg one of his most useless servants.]] After he gets over thinking he should be their leader instead of Zero, at least. A more benevolent variation is [[MysteriousWaif C.C.]], who often doubts or mocks Lelouch and his plans, but always goes along with them anyway.anyway.
* Saruhiko Fushimi towards the Blue King, Reisi Munakata, in ''Anime/{{K}}''. You don't see much of his loyal side in the anime [[spoiler: until the end]], but in the novels and manga, you can see why he's Munakata's favorite even though he acts like such a pain all the time.



* Kyon would fit, if only he didn't prefer ''acting against'' LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya's genkiness over just commenting on it.

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* Kyon would fit, if only he's not so much ''loyal'' to Brigade Leader LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya as he didn't prefer ''acting against'' LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya's genkiness over just commenting on it.is afraid of what will happen if he ''doesn't'' help her. [[ShipTease That and... well.]]
17th Jun '16 11:06:14 AM Grade0
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* Haskill in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion. He is undoubtably loyal to [[MadGod Sheogorath]], but that won't stop him from leveling some snark at the Prince of Madness.
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