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5th Dec '17 6:03:42 PM Hobbie
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* TNG's Worf and Data are later mirrored by ''Series/TheOrville''s Bortus and Isaac, respectively. Bortus treats every situation with honor and dignity, mostly due to his species being a ProudWarriorRace. Isaac, on the other hand, gets the concept of humor (at least, some of it), but being an android misses the context it has among biological beings, leading him to, for example, assume "dick" is a compliment since men tend to be proud of theirs, or when his first attempt at a practical joke involved [[spoiler: anesthetizing another crew member while they slept, surgically removing their leg, and then hiding it]].

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* TNG's Worf and Data are later mirrored by ''Series/TheOrville''s Bortus and Isaac, respectively. Bortus treats every situation with honor and dignity, mostly dignity (mostly due to his species being a ProudWarriorRace. ProudWarriorRace) including scanning a research colony for bars and strip clubs, participating in historical re-enactments, laying an egg, and karaoke.
-->'''Bortus''': YOU WILL BE SILENT!
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Isaac, on the other hand, gets the concept of humor (at least, some of it), but being an android misses the context it has among biological beings, leading him to, for example, assume "dick" is a compliment since men tend to be proud of theirs, or when his first attempt at a practical joke involved [[spoiler: anesthetizing another crew member Gordon while they he slept, surgically removing their his leg, and then hiding it]].
3rd Dec '17 8:27:52 AM KingLyger
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* The central premise behind WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} was the fact that he never raised his voice, or ever sounded interested in anything. One of the character's {{Catch Phrase}}s was "You know what? I'm happy." He would say this in the most deadpan, uninterested tone possible.
2nd Dec '17 7:24:48 AM Crackalacking
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** Many, ''many'' different protagonists/antagonists fall into this category, too. In fact, you could call JJBA ''Comically Serious: the Anime Series.''
2nd Dec '17 2:15:21 AM fairlyfelonious
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--> Thor: I need a horse!
--> Pet shop employee: We don't have horses, just dogs, cats and birds.
--> Thor: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then give me one of those large enough to ride!]]

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--> Thor: '''Thor:''' I need a horse!
--> Pet '''Pet shop employee: employee:''' We don't have horses, just dogs, cats and birds.
--> Thor: '''Thor:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then give me one of those large enough to ride!]]



--> Ronan (giving Peter a thoroughly bewildered look): What are you doing?! WHAT are you DOING?

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--> Ronan '''Ronan''' (giving Peter a thoroughly bewildered look): What are you doing?! WHAT are you DOING?
2nd Dec '17 2:12:58 AM fairlyfelonious
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** Thor has his moments in the first ''Film/Thor'' movie, mostly due to his {{fish out of water}} status. The most notable instance of this is when he very seriously asks a pet shop employee for a horse to ride, and when it turns out they don't have horses, only cats and dogs, he asks for one of those large enough to ride. By ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he seems to have gained a more human sense of humor.

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** Thor has his moments in the first ''Film/Thor'' movie, mostly ''Film/{{Thor}}'' movie while he's on Earth, largely due to his {{fish out of water}} status. The most notable instance of this is when he very seriously asks a pet shop employee for a horse to ride, horse, and when it turns out they don't sell horses.
--> Thor: I need a horse!
--> Pet shop employee: We don't
have horses, only just dogs, cats and dogs, he asks for birds.
--> Thor: [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Then give me
one of those large enough to ride. By ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he seems to have gained a more human sense of humor.ride!]]
2nd Dec '17 2:01:00 AM fairlyfelonious
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* In ''Film/IronMan2'' the tough, thuggish Ivan gives the brief and subtle yet highly amusing appearance of a FishOutOfWater while joining Justin Hammer for an expensive, five-star meal.
* ''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, particularly compared to the other team members, such as in the mid-credits sequence. {{Averted}} in the sequel, where he's laughing his head off at least once a scene, often at someone else's expense.
** Played straight with [[BigBad Ronan]]. This trait is especially apparent at the end, when Peter decides to distract him from trying to destroy a planet by [[spoiler: [[CrazyEnoughToWork challenging him to a dance off]]]].
--> Ronan: What are you doing?! WHAT are you DOING?

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* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
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In ''Film/IronMan2'' ''Film/IronMan2'', the tough, thuggish Ivan gives the brief and subtle yet highly amusing appearance of a FishOutOfWater while joining Justin Hammer for an expensive, five-star meal.
* ** Thor has his moments in the first ''Film/Thor'' movie, mostly due to his {{fish out of water}} status. The most notable instance of this is when he very seriously asks a pet shop employee for a horse to ride, and when it turns out they don't have horses, only cats and dogs, he asks for one of those large enough to ride. By ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', he seems to have gained a more human sense of humor.
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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, particularly compared to the other team members, such as in the mid-credits sequence. {{Averted}} in the sequel, where he's laughing his head off at least once a scene, often at someone else's expense.
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expense. (Granted, this is mostly because he's trying to develop a sense of humor and not be so literal, but isn't entirely succeeding.) Played entirely straight with [[BigBad Ronan]]. Ronan]] in the first movie, though. This trait is especially apparent at the end, when Peter decides to distract distracts him from trying to destroy a planet by [[spoiler: [[CrazyEnoughToWork challenging him to a dance off]]]].off, and starting to dance to '80's music]]]].
--> Ronan: Ronan (giving Peter a thoroughly bewildered look): What are you doing?! WHAT are you DOING?
1st Dec '17 5:02:03 AM fairlyfelonious
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** Played straight with [[BigBad Ronan]]. This trait is especially apparent at the end, when Peter decides to distract him from trying to destroy a planet by [[spoiler: [[CrazyEnoughToWork challenging him to a dance off]]]].
--> Ronan: What are you doing?! WHAT are you DOING?
27th Nov '17 5:42:51 AM Medinoc
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** In ''Dawn of War: Soulstorm'', [[DarkMessiah Eliphas the Inheritor]] is generally pretty funny, but is completely serious during his [[LastStand Stronghold mission]]. When the Tau - who are [[AntiMagic immune to Chaos sorcery]] - attacks, Eliphas spends several minutes blathering via telepathy towards the Tau about how their souls are his, et cetera, while the Tau Commander gets progressively more angry at an "annoying buzzing" over his radio.

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** In ''Dawn of War: Soulstorm'', Dark Crusade'', [[DarkMessiah Eliphas the Inheritor]] is generally pretty funny, but is completely serious during his [[LastStand Stronghold mission]]. When the Tau - who are [[AntiMagic immune to Chaos sorcery]] - attacks, Eliphas spends several minutes blathering via telepathy towards the Tau about how their souls are his, et cetera, while the Tau Commander gets progressively more angry at an "annoying buzzing" over his radio.
17th Nov '17 6:48:45 AM Pilomotor
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* TNG's Worf and Data are later mirrored by ''Series/TheOrville''s Bortus and Isaac, respectively. Bortus treats every situation with honor and dignity, mostly due to his species being a ProudWarriorRace. Isaac, on the other hand, gets the concept of humor (at least, some of it), but being an android misses the context it has among biological beings, leading him to i.a. mistake "dick" for a compliment, or play a prank by [[spoiler:cutting another crew member's leg]].

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* TNG's Worf and Data are later mirrored by ''Series/TheOrville''s Bortus and Isaac, respectively. Bortus treats every situation with honor and dignity, mostly due to his species being a ProudWarriorRace. Isaac, on the other hand, gets the concept of humor (at least, some of it), but being an android misses the context it has among biological beings, leading him to i.a. mistake to, for example, assume "dick" for is a compliment, compliment since men tend to be proud of theirs, or play when his first attempt at a prank by [[spoiler:cutting practical joke involved [[spoiler: anesthetizing another crew member's leg]].member while they slept, surgically removing their leg, and then hiding it]].
17th Nov '17 5:05:11 AM jerzyszczur
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* TNG's Worf and Data are later mirrored by ''Series/TheOrville''s Bortus and Isaac, respectively. Bortus treats every situation with honor and dignity, mostly due to his species being a ProudWarriorRace. Isaac, on the other hand, gets the concept of humor (at least, some of it), but being an android misses the context it has among biological beings, leading him to i.a. mistake "dick" for a compliment, or play a prank by [[spoiler:cutting another crew member's leg]].
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