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14th May '16 3:37:01 PM dasuberkaiser
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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'': Ash exploits this trope when it comes to [[TheCracker Tenshirock]], with whom he shares an odd VillainousFriendship. The dialog between the two is 90% Tenshirock explaining to Ash his latest plan to drive people off MMORPG or refusing to help with Ash's RealMoneyTrade activities and Ash snarking back. In Season 5, it turns out that Ash has been trying to pry a piece of information out of Tenshirock ''for several years'' and been gravitating around him in the hope he'd let it slip. When another character shows up offering Ash an information exchange with Ash being able to choose what he wants, his immediate reply is "I want to know Tenshirock's secret.".


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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'': Ash exploits this trope when it comes to [[TheCracker Tenshirock]], with whom he shares an odd VillainousFriendship. The dialog between the two is 90% Tenshirock explaining to Ash his latest plan to drive people off MMORPG or refusing to help with Ash's RealMoneyTrade activities and Ash snarking back. In Season 5, it turns out that Ash has been trying to pry a piece of information out of Tenshirock ''for several years'' and been gravitating around him in the hope he'd let it slip. When another character shows up offering Ash an information exchange with Ash being able to choose what he wants, his immediate reply is "I want to know Tenshirock's secret.".
24th Apr '16 8:45:00 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'': Ash explots this trope when it comes to [[TheCracker Tenshirock]], with whom he shares an odd VillainousFriendship. The dialog between the two is 90% Tenshirock explaining to Ash his latest plan to drive people off MMORPG or refusing to help with Ash's RealMoneyTrade activities and Ash snarking back. In Season 5, it turns out that Ash has been trying to pry a piece of information out of Tenshirock ''for several years'' and been gravitating around him in the hope he'd let it slip. When another character shows up offering Ash an information exchange with Ash being able to choose what he wants, his immediate reply is "I want to know Tenshirock's secret.".

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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'': Ash explots exploits this trope when it comes to [[TheCracker Tenshirock]], with whom he shares an odd VillainousFriendship. The dialog between the two is 90% Tenshirock explaining to Ash his latest plan to drive people off MMORPG or refusing to help with Ash's RealMoneyTrade activities and Ash snarking back. In Season 5, it turns out that Ash has been trying to pry a piece of information out of Tenshirock ''for several years'' and been gravitating around him in the hope he'd let it slip. When another character shows up offering Ash an information exchange with Ash being able to choose what he wants, his immediate reply is "I want to know Tenshirock's secret.".
4th Mar '16 3:28:38 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''Fanfic/NarutoTheSecretSongsOfTheNinja,'' Hinata is this to Naruto as she is in canon (see above) [[spoiler:when he confesses to her his doubts about being able to win against Gaara]], but Naruto also doubles as this to her in chapter 3 when she confesses her complete lack of self-confidence to him and he [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre encourages her not to give up.]]
1st Jan '16 7:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* Chloe Sullivan from Season 5 onwards, became this to Clark Kent in ''{{Smallville}}''. Though, sometimes, the [[KeepingSecretsSucks burden of keeping Clark's secret]], along with his relationship issues, a LonelyRichKid who was a former friend of Clark's gets obsessive about finding Clark's secret, and his LoveInterest not being too forefront herself, does get to her, and she lets Clark know about it whenever he's being inconsiderate, or upset because of any of the above.

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* Chloe Sullivan from Season 5 onwards, became this to Clark Kent in ''{{Smallville}}''.''Series/{{Smallville}}''. Though, sometimes, the [[KeepingSecretsSucks burden of keeping Clark's secret]], along with his relationship issues, a LonelyRichKid who was a former friend of Clark's gets obsessive about finding Clark's secret, and his LoveInterest not being too forefront herself, does get to her, and she lets Clark know about it whenever he's being inconsiderate, or upset because of any of the above.
23rd Aug '15 3:27:42 PM lelouch94
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* In ''Code Geass'' CC becomes this to Lelouch, as she knows his deepest secret, (his geass power) he confides everything in her.
3rd Aug '15 2:56:07 AM JamaicanCastle
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** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this role moves over to Garrus who, as one of the longest-serving and most loyal of Shepard's TrueCompanions, doesn't need any soft soap about [[HopelessWar how the war is going]]. He's also practically the only one who Shepard sees fit to talk to about [[TheChainsOfCommanding the burden of command]] because he also had a stint as a squad leader (between the first two games).
17th Jul '15 4:17:29 PM Nyame
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Hinata, with whom he sees in a [[BirdsOfAFeather kindred spirit]] in. She is the one who Naruto allows to see BeneathTheMask and confess his thoughts and feelings to. Hinata in turn comforts him about his own doubts as he was close to despair, eventually evolving into his LivingEmotionalCrutch. This was the basis for their strong friendship [[spoiler:and eventual romance]].
8th Jul '15 10:05:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, this is the primary purpose of the Monarch's Own Herald. The position was established soon after the founding of [[TheKingdom Valdemar]] as a way to give the Monarch, who as a Herald him/herself would feel TheChainsOfCommanding most forcefully, an absolutely trustworthy and [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible]] advisor. Queen's Own Talia exemplifies this, with the added bonus of being TheEmpath so Selenay doesn't even have to ''tell'' her how she feels.
* In ''{{Dragaera}}'' there are the Discreets, people trained to be the confidants of the powerful.

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* In the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series, this is the primary purpose of the Monarch's Own Herald. The position was established soon after the founding of [[TheKingdom Valdemar]] as a way to give the Monarch, who as a Herald him/herself would feel TheChainsOfCommanding most forcefully, an absolutely trustworthy and [[IncorruptiblePurePureness incorruptible]] advisor. Queen's Own Talia exemplifies this, with the added bonus of being TheEmpath so Selenay doesn't even have to ''tell'' her how she feels.
* In ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' there are the Discreets, people trained to be the confidants of the powerful.



* In ''TheWheelOfTime'', Min is this for Rand throughout much of the books. Whether he is ranting or thinking out loud, she is always there for him - sometimes just listening, sometimes giving advice or opinions. As she does not have any political or power agenda of her own, this is one of her primary functions in the series. As Rand slowly goes insane, she is among the last that he ever suspects of being against him (obviously a large reason for that is because [[spoiler: they are in love]]).
* ''{{Aeneid}}'': Dido's sister Anna is such an archetype of this trope that Shakespeare referenced it in ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''; see "Theater" below.

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* In ''TheWheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Min is this for Rand throughout much of the books. Whether he is ranting or thinking out loud, she is always there for him - sometimes just listening, sometimes giving advice or opinions. As she does not have any political or power agenda of her own, this is one of her primary functions in the series. As Rand slowly goes insane, she is among the last that he ever suspects of being against him (obviously a large reason for that is because [[spoiler: they are in love]]).
* ''{{Aeneid}}'': ''Literature/TheAeneid'': Dido's sister Anna is such an archetype of this trope that Shakespeare referenced it in ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew''; see "Theater" below.



* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Davos is this to the notoriously coldhearted Stannis, being one of the few men he can trust and show self-doubt in front of.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Davos is this to the notoriously coldhearted Stannis, being one of the few men he can trust and show self-doubt in front of.



* ''{{Cheers}}'': A guy came in looking for Gus, a bartender that used to work there, because he had a big problem that the other bartender would be able to help with, but Gus hadn't worked there for years. Finally Coach got sick of the guy going on and on about how great the other bartender was and took on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uwASaUNorI#t=4m35s solving the guy's problem himself.]] It involves the man's son and his fiancee, who is black.

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* ''{{Cheers}}'': ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': A guy came in looking for Gus, a bartender that used to work there, because he had a big problem that the other bartender would be able to help with, but Gus hadn't worked there for years. Finally Coach got sick of the guy going on and on about how great the other bartender was and took on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uwASaUNorI#t=4m35s solving the guy's problem himself.]] It involves the man's son and his fiancee, who is black.



--> [[{{Aeneid}} As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was]],

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--> [[{{Aeneid}} [[Literature/TheAeneid As Anna to the Queen of Carthage was]],
14th May '15 1:12:13 PM sgamer82
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* In ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'', Kyosuke becomes this to his younger sister Kirino after finding out her secret hobby and affirming that he'd support her.

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* In ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'', ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'', Kyosuke becomes this to his younger sister Kirino after finding out her secret hobby and affirming that he'd support her.
10th May '15 10:45:21 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{Glee}}'', Quinn and Kurt become Confidants for [[spoiler: Sam, after they learn by different ways (Quinn by dating him, Kurt by running into him when he was making pizza deliveries) that his family has lost their house and is living out of a motel room and a car]]. Both of them find ways to help [[spoiler: Sam]], and keep [[spoiler: his]] secret even under extreme pressure when the WMHS rumour-mill starts turning in extremely unflattering fashion to all three.
* ''{{Frasier}}'': Niles Crane often plays this role, usually towards his titular older brother and anyone who has a problem with said older brother. Almost every time Frasier gets into trouble, his very first reaction is to go running to find Niles in order to spill the whole story and/or ask for advice, which Niles always genuinely and thoughtfully (though sarcastically) delivers.

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* On ''{{Glee}}'', ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Quinn and Kurt become Confidants for [[spoiler: Sam, after they learn by different ways (Quinn by dating him, Kurt by running into him when he was making pizza deliveries) that his family has lost their house and is living out of a motel room and a car]]. Both of them find ways to help [[spoiler: Sam]], and keep [[spoiler: his]] secret even under extreme pressure when the WMHS rumour-mill starts turning in extremely unflattering fashion to all three.
* ''{{Frasier}}'': ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Niles Crane often plays this role, usually towards his titular older brother and anyone who has a problem with said older brother. Almost every time Frasier gets into trouble, his very first reaction is to go running to find Niles in order to spill the whole story and/or ask for advice, which Niles always genuinely and thoughtfully (though sarcastically) delivers.
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