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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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* ''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".
19th Mar '16 10:15:28 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Riza Hawkeye's explicitly stated job description is to make sure Roy Mustang doesn't stray from the correct path while aiming for the presidency/fuhrership, to the point of killing him if he goes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Riza Hawkeye's explicitly stated job description is to make sure Roy Mustang doesn't stray from the correct path while aiming for the presidency/fuhrership, presidency/Fuhrership, to the point of killing him if he goes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlopeJumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. Maes Hughes also fills this role to a lesser extent, using his position in the Intelligence division to keep Roy informed about a variety of things. [[spoiler:His PlotlineDeath puts a regrettable end to his ability to assist, however.]]



* Tom Hagen in ''Film/TheGodfather'', and any Mafia "consigliere" in general, since that is the job description. Close to a UnbuiltTrope in that Tom, though well-meaning, is not a wartime Consigliere and is unable to smell a rat like old Genco, the previous Consigliere, would have. Michael replaces him with his father, although he still listens to him until he grows unhappy with Tom in ''Part II''. In ''Part III'', the role is divided among his younger sister Constanzia, who [[LadyMacBeth spurs Michael into action]], and B.J. Harrison, who handles the financial and now legitimate affairs of the family.

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* Tom Hagen in ''Film/TheGodfather'', and any Mafia "consigliere" in general, since that is the job description. Close to a UnbuiltTrope in that Tom, though well-meaning, is not a wartime Consigliere and is unable to smell a rat like the way old Genco, the previous Consigliere, would have. Michael replaces him with his father, although he still listens to him until he grows unhappy with Tom in ''Part II''. In ''Part III'', the role is divided among his younger sister Constanzia, who [[LadyMacBeth spurs Michael into action]], and B.J. Harrison, who handles the financial and now legitimate affairs of the family.



** Davos and Melisandre, to King/Lord Stannis. Of course, Melisandre kind of nullifies all his advice, but he tried -- and he used to succeed. Stannis chose him ''specifically'' because of this trope. He was so brutally honest that his lord appreciated how he'd always say the truth no matter what.

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** Davos and Melisandre, to King/Lord Stannis. Of course, Melisandre kind of nullifies all his advice, but he tried tries -- and he used to succeed. Stannis chose him ''specifically'' because of this trope. He was so brutally honest that his lord appreciated how he'd always say the truth no matter what.



** Samwell tries to be this to Jon Snow, with varying degrees of success. He eventually [[spoiler: leaves for Oldtown, to earn his maester's chain to better serve Jon, who he helped make the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.]]

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** Samwell tries to be this to Jon Snow, with varying degrees of success. He eventually [[spoiler: leaves for Oldtown, to earn his maester's chain to better serve Jon, who whom he helped make the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.]]



* The Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31. She is described as an efficient administrator and merchantess managing the affairs of a rich Jewish household and hustling through the bazaar.

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* The Virtuous Woman in [[TheBible Proverbs 31.31]]. She is described as an efficient administrator and merchantess managing the affairs of a rich Jewish household and hustling through the bazaar.



* Mrs Onedin in ''Series/TheOnedinLine'' is this for her [[FamilyBusiness husband's firm]]. She is loyal, determined, and GoodWithNumbers . James Onedin married her for a ship she owned, and started to love her because she was so canny a businesswoman. Who says money is unromantic?

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* Mrs Mrs. Onedin in ''Series/TheOnedinLine'' is this for her [[FamilyBusiness husband's firm]]. She is loyal, determined, and GoodWithNumbers . James Onedin married her for a ship she owned, and started to love her because she was so canny a businesswoman. Who says money is unromantic?



* Series/{{Merlin}} and Gwen tend to act as this for Arthur, especially [[spoiler: after he finally becomes King of Camelot.]] Although Arthur's acceptance of this tends to {{Zig Zag|ging Trope}}
** Gaius was ''meant'' to be this for Uther, but was seldom listened to.

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* Series/{{Merlin}} and Gwen tend to act as this for Arthur, especially [[spoiler: after he finally becomes King of Camelot.]] Although Arthur's acceptance of this tends to {{Zig Zag|ging Trope}}
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** Gaius was ''meant'' to be this for Uther, but was seldom who rarely listened to.to him.
22nd Jan '16 9:42:39 AM Hanz
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* James Wesley is this to his employer the Kingpin in Daredevil

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* James Wesley is this to his employer the Kingpin Comicbook/TheKingpin in DaredevilSeries/{{Daredevil|2015}}.
11th Nov '15 5:11:06 PM nombretomado
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* Oxley is this to [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Father Thames]] in ''RiversOfLondon'', in the court of Mama Thames Tybur...[[DoNotCallMePaul Lady Ty]] likes to cast herself in this role, but is really TheStarscream.

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* Oxley is this to [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Father Thames]] in ''RiversOfLondon'', ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'', in the court of Mama Thames Tybur...[[DoNotCallMePaul Lady Ty]] likes to cast herself in this role, but is really TheStarscream.
16th Aug '15 2:54:39 PM Chabal2
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* ''Warhammer40K'': Khârn the Betrayer, berserker extraordinaire, Chosen Champion of Khorne, the guy who has a kill counter on his helmet, who slaughtered his Legion alongside the enemy for not fighting hard enough, who gets resurrected whenever he dies so he can keep killing, who hits his own side if he misses in close combat... is the equerry and ''calming influence'' to his Primarch, Angron.
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