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7th Jul '17 2:29:37 PM RedScharlach
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* Paint them as a WideEyedIdealist or even a NewAgeRetroHippie who's too dippy or weak-willed to ShootTheDog.

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* Paint Painting them as a WideEyedIdealist or even a NewAgeRetroHippie who's too dippy or weak-willed to ShootTheDog.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in contrast to the rest of the Jedi, who believe emotions lead to TheDarkSide. [[spoiler:Papatine banks on Anakin's emotional problems to pull off his plans to become the emperor and topple the Jedi Order.]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in contrast to the rest of the Jedi, who believe emotions lead to TheDarkSide. [[spoiler:Papatine [[spoiler:Palpatine banks on Anakin's emotional problems to pull off his plans to become the emperor and topple the Jedi Order.]]



* Creator/StephenColbert's [[StrawCharacter character]]. His job isn't to report the news to you, but to [[Series/TheColbertReport ''feel'' them at you]].

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* Creator/StephenColbert's [[StrawCharacter character]]. His job isn't to report the news to you, but to [[Series/TheColbertReport ''feel'' them it at you]].
22nd Apr '17 2:14:33 PM MitchellProductions
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* Making them a PrinciplesZealot, and or ConditionedToAcceptHorror.
5th Feb '17 10:51:04 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Nov '16 9:23:10 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in contrast to the rest of the Jedi, who believe emotions lead to TheDarkSide.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in contrast to the rest of the Jedi, who believe emotions lead to TheDarkSide.
TheDarkSide. [[spoiler:Papatine banks on Anakin's emotional problems to pull off his plans to become the emperor and topple the Jedi Order.]]
3rd Sep '16 11:48:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/StephenColbert's [[StrawCharacter character]]. His job isn't to report the news to you, but to [[Series/TheColbertReport ''feel'' them at you]].
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries McCoy]] could occasionally slip into this, much as Spock could occasionally be a StrawVulcan.
** The Romulans, as well. Since breaking away from the Vulcans over a disagreement over using logic to control emotion or not, they became incredibly amoral. Since it's said that the Vulcans turned to logic because their emotions were so strong they were overwhelming, the Romulans are probably behaving like Vulcans used to, which helps explain [[IHatePastMe the enmity between them]].

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* Creator/StephenColbert's [[StrawCharacter character]]. His job isn't to report the news to you, but to [[Series/TheColbertReport ''feel'' them at you]].
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries McCoy]] could occasionally slip into this, much as Spock could occasionally be a StrawVulcan.
** The Romulans, as well. Since breaking away from the Vulcans over a disagreement over using logic to control emotion or not, they became incredibly amoral. Since it's said that the Vulcans turned to logic because their emotions were so strong they were overwhelming, the Romulans are probably behaving like Vulcans used to, which helps explain [[IHatePastMe the enmity between them]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Anakin Skywalker in contrast to the rest of the Jedi, who believe emotions lead to TheDarkSide.

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* Jake Morgendorffer in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. Most of the ensemble characters carry this particular IdiotBall regularly, but Jake is probably the most consistent.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Helen "Won't someone please {{think of the children}}?" Lovejoy
** The segregated girls' math class Lisa is stuck in, where the students learn how numbers make them feel, but not how to add or subtract them.
* [[Franchise/StarWars Anakin Skywalker]] in contrast to the rest of the Jedi, who believe emotions lead to TheDarkSide.
* In ''Series/{{House}}'' Dr. Allison Cameron, who occasionally veered into [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids Strawman Idealist.]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is as cynical as they come, but almost always runs on emotion instead of logic.


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* Creator/StephenColbert's [[StrawCharacter character]]. His job isn't to report the news to you, but to [[Series/TheColbertReport ''feel'' them at you]].
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries McCoy]] could occasionally slip into this, much as Spock could occasionally be a StrawVulcan.
** The Romulans, as well. Since breaking away from the Vulcans over a disagreement over using logic to control emotion or not, they became incredibly amoral. Since it's said that the Vulcans turned to logic because their emotions were so strong they were overwhelming, the Romulans are probably behaving like Vulcans used to, which helps explain [[IHatePastMe the enmity between them]].
* In ''Series/{{House}}'' Dr. Allison Cameron, who occasionally veered into [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids Strawman Idealist.]]

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* Jake Morgendorffer in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. Most of the ensemble characters carry this particular IdiotBall regularly, but Jake is probably the most consistent.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Helen "Won't someone please {{think of the children}}?" Lovejoy
** The segregated girls' math class Lisa is stuck in, where the students learn how numbers make them feel, but not how to add or subtract them.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic is as cynical as they come, but almost always runs on emotion instead of logic.
23rd Aug '16 3:25:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Liberals, according to Wiki/{{Conservapedia}}. Their article on liberalism outright says that there is no such thing as coherent liberal beliefs, and liberals are actually just conservatives who disagree for no logical reason because they want attention. Kind of ironic as many of the editors of Wiki/{{Conservapedia}} who aren't {{Troll}}s are emotional in the same manner as Strawman Emotional themselves.
14th Jun '16 11:39:02 AM MasoTey
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* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries McCoy]] could occasionally slip into this, much as Spock could occasionally be a StrawVulcan.

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[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries McCoy]] could occasionally slip into this, much as Spock could occasionally be a StrawVulcan.



* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Helen]] "Won't someone please ThinkOfTheChildren ?" [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lovejoy]]
** Another ''Simpsons'' example is the segregated girls' math class Lisa is stuck in, where the students learn how numbers make them feel, but not how to add or subtract them.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Helen]] ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Helen
"Won't someone please ThinkOfTheChildren ?" [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lovejoy]]
** Another ''Simpsons'' example is
{{think of the children}}?" Lovejoy
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segregated girls' math class Lisa is stuck in, where the students learn how numbers make them feel, but not how to add or subtract them.
17th Feb '16 2:03:30 AM Punk314
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** The Romulans, as well. Since breaking away from the Vulcans over a disagreement over using logic to control emotion or not, they became incredibly amoral. Since it's said that the Vulcans turned to logic because their emotions were so strong they were overwhelming the Romulans are probably behaving like Vulcans used to, which helps explain [[IHatePastMe the enmity between them]].

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** The Romulans, as well. Since breaking away from the Vulcans over a disagreement over using logic to control emotion or not, they became incredibly amoral. Since it's said that the Vulcans turned to logic because their emotions were so strong they were overwhelming overwhelming, the Romulans are probably behaving like Vulcans used to, which helps explain [[IHatePastMe the enmity between them]].
19th Jul '15 4:52:42 PM Llygodenfawr
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* Just as Creator/AynRand 's heroes are Straw Vulcans, so her villains tend to be Strawman Emotional characters with a senseless hatred of the heroes. Many of them--[[Literature/AtlasShrugged James Taggart]] being probably the most articulate example--expound a philosophy that although a man like Hank Rearden is more productive, an emotional man like Taggart is superior because he bases his actions on "love"--while of course, Taggart and others like him show no sign that they are actually capable of having love for anyone.

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* Just as Creator/AynRand 's heroes are Straw (non-Straw) Vulcans, so her villains tend to be Strawman Emotional characters with a senseless hatred of the heroes. Many of them--[[Literature/AtlasShrugged James Taggart]] being probably the most articulate example--expound a philosophy that although a man like Hank Rearden is more productive, an emotional man like Taggart is superior because he bases his actions on "love"--while of course, Taggart and others like him show no sign that they are actually capable of having love for anyone.
17th Dec '14 12:12:57 AM grendelkhan
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* Prospero, in Creator/{{Greg Egan}}'s short story "The Planck Dive", though he may be more of a "Strawman Artist". He travels from Earth to a far-off space colony orbiting a black hole in order to observe an experiment so he can write an EpicPoem about it, but shows absolutely no respect for the scientists or science itself, insists that science is "empty" because it doesn't involve ancient archetypes like mythology, is willing to believe in any sort of pseudoscience if it fits his archetypes, and [[GiftedlyBad is actually a terrible poet but doesn't realize it]]. Because [[SarcasmMode surely everyone who has described science in poetic terms has no respect for the discipline]]-- [[Creator/CarlSagan Oh wait...]] What's more, it's implied that ''[[PlanetOfHats all]]'' Athenans are just as close-minded and arrogant as he is, except for [[OnlySaneMan his daughter]], whom all the other characters feel sorry for.

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* Prospero, in Creator/{{Greg Egan}}'s short story "The "[[http://gregegan.customer.netspace.net.au/PLANCK/Complete/Planck.html The Planck Dive", Dive]]", though he may be more of a "Strawman Artist". He travels from Earth to a far-off space colony orbiting a black hole in order to observe an experiment so he can write an EpicPoem about it, but shows absolutely no respect for the scientists or science itself, insists that science is "empty" because it doesn't involve ancient archetypes like mythology, is willing to believe in any sort of pseudoscience if it fits his archetypes, and [[GiftedlyBad is actually a terrible poet but doesn't realize it]]. Because [[SarcasmMode surely everyone who has described science in poetic terms has no respect for the discipline]]-- [[Creator/CarlSagan Oh wait...]] What's more, it's implied that ''[[PlanetOfHats all]]'' Athenans are just as close-minded and arrogant as he is, except for [[OnlySaneMan his daughter]], whom all the other characters feel sorry for.
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