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1st Sep '13 2:29:50 AM Viira
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* The Man[[hottip:*:Or Woman]] With The Plan: TheChessmaster and all his friends. Usually a villain, although it's quite possible to have a Heroic Man With The Plan. Generally {{Big Bad}}s are generally here before they TakeOverTheWorld or otherwise accomplish their EvilPlan, Heroes are here much more often if they have.

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* The Man[[hottip:*:Or Woman]] Man or Woman With The Plan: TheChessmaster and all his friends. Usually a villain, although it's quite possible to have a Heroic Man With The Plan. Generally {{Big Bad}}s are generally here before they TakeOverTheWorld or otherwise accomplish their EvilPlan, Heroes are here much more often if they have.
11th Dec '12 3:15:31 PM Freud
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A sorting method for how a character relates to the plot. Note that to fit on this scale, a character must be a lead of some form (most Protagonists, Antagonists, and some Sidekicks fall somewhere on the list, but never an Innocent Bystander, a RedShirt nor a {{Mook}}.)

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A sorting method for how a character relates to the plot. Note that to fit on this scale, a character must be a lead of some form (most Protagonists, Antagonists, and some Sidekicks fall somewhere on the list, but never an Innocent Bystander, a RedShirt nor RedShirt, or a {{Mook}}.)
27th Jan '11 9:21:41 AM wswordsmen
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* Do Nothings: Least proactive relevant item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]] Different from muggles because they actually have a role in the plot.

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* Do Nothings: Least proactive relevant item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]] Different from muggles because they actually have a role function in the plot.story.
13th Jan '11 11:26:25 AM wswordsmen
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* Chaotic: Acts as he will, regardless of the circumstances. Almost always a villain, or in some way insane.

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* The Chaotic: Acts as he will, regardless of the circumstances. Almost always a villain, or in some way insane.



* Does Nothing: Least proactive relevant item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]] Different from muggles because they actually have a role in the plot.

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* Does Nothing: Do Nothings: Least proactive relevant item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]] Different from muggles because they actually have a role in the plot.
13th Jan '11 11:24:55 AM wswordsmen
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* The Man[[hottip:*:Or Woman]] With The Plan: TheChessmaster and all his friends. Usually a villain, although it's quite possible to have a Heroic Man With The Plan.
* The Reactionary: Does things in reaction to the plot, rather than being directly proactive. Can be Heroic, or a Villain.
* Does Nothing: Least proactive item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]]

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* The Man[[hottip:*:Or Woman]] With The Plan: TheChessmaster and all his friends. Usually a villain, although it's quite possible to have a Heroic Man With The Plan.
Plan. Generally {{Big Bad}}s are generally here before they TakeOverTheWorld or otherwise accomplish their EvilPlan, Heroes are here much more often if they have.
* The Reactionary: Does things in reaction to the plot, rather than being directly proactive. Can be Heroic, or a Villain.
* Does Nothing: Least proactive item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works,
Villain. This is the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]]typical level of heroes in most stories.


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* [[ArbitrarySkepticism Arbitrary Skeptic]]: Refuses to do anything about the plot even though they should and if they were at all logical would, because they don't believe anything needs doing. If presented with absolutely irrefutable evidence something needs to be done they may become the Reactionary, if they don't they are holding the IdiotBall.
* Does Nothing: Least proactive relevant item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]] Different from muggles because they actually have a role in the plot.
* {{Muggles}}: These guys don't do anything because they simply aren't important to the plot.
10th Aug '10 11:38:50 AM LeighSabio
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* Does Nothing: Least proactive item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall.

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* Does Nothing: Least proactive item available: continues on as if nothing had happened. Frequently a form of IdiotBall. In older works, the character is usually [[NeutralFemale female.]]
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