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25th Aug '16 7:47:33 PM eowynjedi
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* Thomas Cromwell gets himself into this position for Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall''. The phrase is particularly apt, as he's following a maxim he learned in Italy: you have to pick your prince, and then carry out everything that your prince wants doing. He first gains Henry's good opinion by sticking by his opposition to war in France even though he's also asking Henry for a favor (and for the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, no less). Given Henry's temper, Cromwell has to be extremely ''careful'' in how he speaks truth to power, but he is one of the only people who is able to maneuver the king and retain his favor.[[note]]At least until the third book comes out.[[/note]]

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* Thomas Cromwell gets himself into this position for Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall''. The phrase is particularly apt, as he's following a maxim he learned in Italy: you have to pick your prince, and then carry out everything that your prince wants doing. He first gains Henry's good opinion by sticking by his opposition to war in France even though he's also asking Henry for a favor (and for the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, no less). Given Henry's temper, Cromwell has to be extremely ''careful'' in how he speaks truth to power, careful (one of his favorite methods is dropping hints about an idea and waiting a week, whereupon Henry will [[GladIThoughtOfIt propose it as his own]]) but he is he's one of the only people who is able to can maneuver the king and retain his favor.Henry.[[note]]At least until the third book comes out.[[/note]]



* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is able to make Henry consider him favorably by being totally unapologetic about opposing Henry's wars in France, even though he's also trying to get Cardinal Wolsey back in Henry's good graces. When Cromwell becomes Henry's right-hand man outright, he is still one of the only people who can offer Henry an opposing opinion and get away with it, although he has to word it very carefully and catch Henry in the right mood for it.

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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is able to make Henry consider him favorably by being totally unapologetic about opposing Henry's wars in France, even though he's also trying to get Cardinal Wolsey back in Henry's good graces. When Cromwell becomes Henry's right-hand man outright, he is still the most capable out of all the court and one of the only people few who can offer Henry an opposing opinion and get away with it, opinion, although he has to word it very carefully and catch Henry in the right mood for it.
25th Aug '16 7:44:07 PM eowynjedi
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* Thomas Cromwell gets himself into this position for Henry VIII in ''Literature/WolfHall''. The phrase is particularly apt, as he's following a maxim he learned in Italy: you have to pick your prince, and then carry out everything that your prince wants doing. He first gains Henry's good opinion by sticking by his opposition to war in France even though he's also asking Henry for a favor (and for the disgraced Cardinal Wolsey, no less). Given Henry's temper, Cromwell has to be extremely ''careful'' in how he speaks truth to power, but he is one of the only people who is able to maneuver the king and retain his favor.[[note]]At least until the third book comes out.[[/note]]


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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', Thomas Cromwell is able to make Henry consider him favorably by being totally unapologetic about opposing Henry's wars in France, even though he's also trying to get Cardinal Wolsey back in Henry's good graces. When Cromwell becomes Henry's right-hand man outright, he is still one of the only people who can offer Henry an opposing opinion and get away with it, although he has to word it very carefully and catch Henry in the right mood for it.
9th Aug '16 11:42:55 PM PaulA
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* Before the Interregnum, some of the most important nobility {{Dragaera}} had Discreets, who are something like therapists crossed with advisers. Too bad Adron's Disaster killed all of them except Pel.

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* Before the Interregnum, some of the most important nobility {{Dragaera}} in Literature/{{Dragaera}} had Discreets, who are something like therapists crossed with advisers. Too bad Adron's Disaster killed all of them except Pel.
4th Jul '16 2:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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Similar to TheObiWan, but usually the same age or younger than their Luke. Possibly, but not necessarily, the OnlySaneMan. Might be the ChessmasterSidekick if it turns out that he's actually the one in charge, or the HypercompetentSidekick if their boss would be useless without them. If he uses ObfuscatingStupidity to get away with BrutalHonesty, he's TheJester. Contrast with EvilChancellor; compare and contrast TheGoodChancellor.

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Similar to TheObiWan, TheMentor, but usually the same age or younger than their Luke.charge. Possibly, but not necessarily, the OnlySaneMan. Might be the ChessmasterSidekick if it turns out that he's actually the one in charge, or the HypercompetentSidekick if their boss would be useless without them. If he uses ObfuscatingStupidity to get away with BrutalHonesty, he's TheJester. Contrast with EvilChancellor; compare and contrast TheGoodChancellor.
1st Jul '16 2:16:28 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Mello plays this role to Rod Ross.
26th Jun '16 2:36:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''DresdenFiles'': Although Hendricks is introduced as [[TheDon Marcone's]] primary bodyguard, he sports this role in side-stories focused on Marcone's operations. In addition to being built like a linebacker, he has a classical education and a degree in philosophy, and is fond of quoting famous texts to make his points. Marcone not only trusts him with explicit threats to his life, but also with ensuring the boss doesn't make any potentially fatal missteps. Hendricks also serves as a sort of liaison with Monoc Securities (in the form of the ever-present Ms. Gard), to whom Marcone owes a certain amount of his success.

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* ''DresdenFiles'': ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Although Hendricks is introduced as [[TheDon Marcone's]] primary bodyguard, he sports this role in side-stories focused on Marcone's operations. In addition to being built like a linebacker, he has a classical education and a degree in philosophy, and is fond of quoting famous texts to make his points. Marcone not only trusts him with explicit threats to his life, but also with ensuring the boss doesn't make any potentially fatal missteps. Hendricks also serves as a sort of liaison with Monoc Securities (in the form of the ever-present Ms. Gard), to whom Marcone owes a certain amount of his success.
6th Jun '16 12:55:44 PM jboone93
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Series/{{Avengers Assemble}}'': If Captain America tells Tony that something might be a bad idea, you can just bet your eyeteeth it'll end up blowing up in Tony's face.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''Series/{{Avengers Assemble}}'': If Captain America tells Tony that something might be a bad idea, you can just bet your eyeteeth it'll end up blowing up in Tony's face.
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9th Apr '16 4:57:12 AM Forenperser
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* ''VideoGame/MafiaTheCityOfLostHeaven'' has Frank Colletti, Don Salieri's Consigliere and best friend. Although at first mistrustful, he later gives Tommy a motivating speech and is generally a pretty nice guy for a mobster. [[spoiler: He later betrays the Don out of concern for his family and Tommy is tasked to kill him, but he let's him go. Frank is killed five years later off-screen after Tommy's betrayal comes out.]]
27th Mar '16 8:21:56 AM Eievie
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In case you were wondering--con-sill-YEH-reh. Sort of. It's Italian for "counsellor" or "advisor".

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In case you were wondering--con-sill-YEH-reh.wondering--''con-sill-YEH-reh''. Sort of. It's Italian for "counsellor" or "advisor".
27th Mar '16 8:21:10 AM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:350:That's him - TheManBehindTheMan!]]

A NumberTwo who is the Number One's voice of reason. Their advice is valuable to the boss because they're usually right, which puts them in a unique position to "[[HonestAdvisor Speak Truth To Power]]" when other staff might be scared to contradict the boss. This kind of job security is largely self-reinforcing - the boss won't fire him because he needs his uniquely [[HonestAdvisor honest advice]], but he only has the freedom to be honest because he knows the boss won't fire him. Often the [[TheSmartGuy smartest guy]] [[TheEvilGenius in the room]], or just a [[TheConscience calming influence]] to a HotBlooded boss. There's a high likelihood of his being [[AmoralAttorney a retained lawyer.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:That's him - TheManBehindTheMan!]]

him--TheManBehindTheMan!]]

A NumberTwo who is the Number One's voice of reason. Their advice is valuable to the boss because they're usually right, which puts them in a unique position to "[[HonestAdvisor Speak [[HonestAdvisor "Speak Truth To Power]]" Power"]] when other staff might be scared to contradict the boss. This kind of job security is largely self-reinforcing - the self-reinforcing--the boss won't fire him because he needs his uniquely [[HonestAdvisor honest advice]], but he only has the freedom to be honest because he knows the boss won't fire him. Often the [[TheSmartGuy smartest guy]] [[TheEvilGenius in the room]], or just a [[TheConscience calming influence]] to a HotBlooded boss. There's a high likelihood of his being a [[AmoralAttorney a retained lawyer.]]



In case you were wondering - con-sill-YEH-reh. Sort of. It's Italian for "counsellor" or "advisor".

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In case you were wondering - con-sill-YEH-reh.wondering--con-sill-YEH-reh. Sort of. It's Italian for "counsellor" or "advisor".
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