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15th Jan '17 2:19:12 PM DustSnitch
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** Cloud Strife in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Despite being intended to be a stoic leader, nobody can take him seriously when [[DudeLooksLikeALady cross dressing to save Tifa]], [[NotWhatItLooksLike giving mouth to mouth to a little girl]], and [[BadAss 'jumping with Mr. Dolphin']].

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** Cloud Strife in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Despite being intended to be a stoic leader, nobody can take him seriously when [[DudeLooksLikeALady cross dressing to save Tifa]], [[NotWhatItLooksLike giving mouth to mouth to a little girl]], and [[BadAss 'jumping with Mr. Dolphin']].Dolphin'.
8th Jan '17 12:42:48 PM azul120
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* Andy Samberg's "Creator/MarkWahlberg Talks to Animals" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' mocks Wahlberg by portraying him as this. As the title suggests, it's just two minutes of Wahlberg trying to have a completely straight-faced conversation with a dog...ending it with a dead serious [[MemeticMutation "Say hi to your mother for me!"]]
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' gives us the perpetually-dour Stannis Baratheon. As [[KnightInShiningArmor Loras Tyrell]] says, he has the [[PerpetualFrowner personality of a lobster,]] but his deadpan BrutalHonesty and [[NoSocialSkills constantly exasperated]] FacialDialogue make him surprisingly funny.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
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Andy Samberg's "Creator/MarkWahlberg Talks to Animals" sketch on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' mocks Wahlberg by portraying him as this. As the title suggests, it's just two minutes of Wahlberg trying to have a completely straight-faced conversation with a dog...ending it with a dead serious [[MemeticMutation "Say hi to your mother for me!"]]
** Rachel Dratch as [[TheEeyore Debbie Downer]] always interjects with a new mood-killer, accompanied by a [[{{Sting}} sad trombone]] sound, which was so hilarious in its effect that everyone, including Rachel, ended up {{corpsing}} at times.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' gives us the perpetually-dour Stannis Baratheon. As [[KnightInShiningArmor Loras Tyrell]] says, he has the [[PerpetualFrowner personality of a lobster,]] lobster]], but his deadpan BrutalHonesty and [[NoSocialSkills constantly exasperated]] FacialDialogue make him surprisingly funny.
8th Jan '17 5:01:00 AM StarTropes
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** And of course, TheSpock [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries himself]]. While a DeadpanSnarker on his own, the Vulcan generates even more laughs by his lack of emotion and [[LiteralMinded frequent]] [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma misunderstandings]]. [[Film/StarTrek Zachary]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Quinto's]] Spock pushes it a notch further.

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** And of course, TheSpock [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries himself]]. While a DeadpanSnarker on his own, the Vulcan generates even more laughs by his lack of emotion and [[LiteralMinded frequent]] [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma misunderstandings]]. [[Film/StarTrek Zachary]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Quinto's]] Spock [[Film/StarTrekBeyond Spock]] pushes it a notch further.
5th Jan '17 6:34:38 PM billybobfred
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* Jack-of-Smiles in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''. He's a ''very serious-minded'' KnifeNut SerialKiller, who has the misfortune of being stuck in a CityOfWeirdos where DeathIsCheap. The only thing keeping him scary is that he can BodySurf, [[spoiler:which turns out to be because he ''is'' the knives.]]
4th Jan '17 5:09:41 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Terry [=McGinnis=] suggests that the difficulty of getting his predecessor to laugh was one reason ComicBook/TheJoker was so obsessed with him.

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** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', Terry [=McGinnis=] suggests that the difficulty of getting his predecessor to laugh was one reason ComicBook/TheJoker was so obsessed with him.him, and claims that Bruce Wayne has NoSenseOfHumor.
2nd Jan '17 8:52:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The female lead in any Creator/AdamSandler picture tends to be this. An exception is ''MrDeeds'', where Creator/WinonaRyder acts ditzy and falls into slapstick and other embarrassing situations - and, in an inversion, Adam's Mr. Deeds is actually quite dignified compared to previous Sandler portrayals.

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* The female lead in any Creator/AdamSandler picture tends to be this. An exception is ''MrDeeds'', ''Film/MrDeeds'', where Creator/WinonaRyder acts ditzy and falls into slapstick and other embarrassing situations - and, in an inversion, Adam's Mr. Deeds is actually quite dignified compared to previous Sandler portrayals.
25th Dec '16 9:22:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Sergeant Frog {{lampshade}}s and spoofs this relentlessly with no-nonsense {{Badass}} soldier Giroro.

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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Sergeant Frog {{lampshade}}s and spoofs this relentlessly with no-nonsense {{Badass}} badass soldier Giroro.



* Yuri Hyuga from the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series. Somehow he manages to remain {{Badass}} even while surrounded by a LargeHam pro wrestler, a ditzy fortune teller, an intelligent wolf and the princess of Russia (it's mainly because he's pretty goofy himself). Moreso in the second game, which had a goofier cast, particurly as the events of the first game had made him a KnightInSourArmour / GrumpyBear / {{Determinator}}.

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* Yuri Hyuga from the ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series. Somehow he manages to remain {{Badass}} badass even while surrounded by a LargeHam pro wrestler, a ditzy fortune teller, an intelligent wolf and the princess of Russia (it's mainly because he's pretty goofy himself). Moreso in the second game, which had a goofier cast, particurly as the events of the first game had made him a KnightInSourArmour / GrumpyBear / {{Determinator}}.
16th Dec '16 3:08:14 PM LentilSandEater
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** [[DaChief Aveline]] continues this tradition in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Some of the [[FunnyMoments funniest moments]] of the game stem from watching her [[CannotSpitItOut try to confess her feelings for]] [[ObliviousToLove Guardsman Donnic]].
*** Same token: Fenris. Smiles all of maybe once or twice, makes his few jokes hilarious by delivering them with a perfect deadpan.

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** [[DaChief Aveline]] continues this tradition in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Some of the [[FunnyMoments funniest moments]] of the game stem from watching her [[CannotSpitItOut try to confess her feelings for]] [[ObliviousToLove Guardsman Donnic]].
*** Same token: Fenris. Smiles
Donnic]]. And while she is the perfect foil for Varric or a particularly sarcastic player character, she does have a sense of humour she [[VitriolicBestBuds uses to banter]] with Isabela.
** Fenris smiles
all of maybe once or twice, makes his few jokes hilarious by delivering them with a perfect deadpan.



*** Most of the Qunari, particularly the Arishok, have a ''very'' understated sense of humour.

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*** ** Most of the Qunari, particularly the Arishok, have a ''very'' understated sense of humour.
15th Dec '16 3:58:39 PM igordebraga
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} often plays the unfunny role. Anything can be made funnier by adding Batman as the straight guy. A rare exception is found in the ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', [[spoiler:when The Joker tells him [[ActuallyPrettyFunny a joke that makes them both laugh]].]] More typically: In "Hush", when Nightwing and Batman are in the Batmobile discussing Catwoman (well, Nightwing is discussing her... Batman is glaring off into the distance ignoring him):

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} often plays the unfunny role. Anything can be made funnier by adding Batman as the straight guy. A rare exception is found in the ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', [[spoiler:when The Joker tells him [[ActuallyPrettyFunny a joke that makes them both laugh]].]] More typically: In "Hush", ''[[Comicbook/BatmanHush Hush]]'', when Nightwing and Batman are in the Batmobile discussing Catwoman (well, Nightwing is discussing her... Batman is glaring off into the distance ignoring him):



'''Nightwing:''' ...was that a joke? ... Of course not.\\
-- ''Hush''

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'''Nightwing:''' ...was that a joke? ... Of course not.\\
-- ''Hush''
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15th Dec '16 3:53:15 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' gives us Drax the Destroyer, the member of a race whose members are LiteralMinded. Most of the time, he has no sense of sarcasm, humor, or [[BrickJoke metaphors]], leading to plenty of moments where his seriousness is played for laughs, particuarly compared to the other the team members, such as in the mid-credits sequence.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' gives us Drax the Destroyer, the member of a race whose members are LiteralMinded. Most of the time, he has no sense of sarcasm, humor, or [[BrickJoke metaphors]], leading to plenty of moments where his seriousness is played for laughs, particuarly compared to the other the team members, such as in the mid-credits sequence.


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* ''Film/RogueOne'' has [-K-2SO-], an Imperial droid that after being reprogrammed by the Rebels, ends up [[ThinkingOutLoud unable to hold his]] BrutalHonesty. Subsequently, nearly every line of his is or ends up funny.
* ''Film/StarTrekBeyond'' has Jaylah, who in being [[TheStoic serious]] and [[ActionGirl combative]] ends up often employed as a [[StraightMan straight woman]], per franchise tradition (see the ''Star Trek'' examples on the Live-Action TV folder). The [[BuffySpeak broken]] [[LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision English]] also helps.
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