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15th Jan '18 3:57:20 PM StFan
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* A good part of the role of the ''kirin'' in ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' is to be an advisor to the FisherKing they choose.
** And a good part of the ruler's role is to know when to listen and when to ignore the ''kirin'', since the ''kirin'' is inherently ([[StupidGood and often illogically]]) compassionate, which is not enough to rule a kingdom.

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* A good part of the role of the ''kirin'' in ''LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms'' is to be an advisor to the FisherKing they choose.
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choose. And a good part of the ruler's role is to know when to listen and when to ignore the ''kirin'', since the ''kirin'' is inherently ([[StupidGood and often illogically]]) compassionate, which is not enough to rule a kingdom.



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* ''Series/AvengersAssemble'': 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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* ''Series/AvengersAssemble'': ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'': 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.



24th Dec '17 6:32:40 AM Rhodes7
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* Ugo Bencini plays this role to ''two'' generations of the ''Series/{{Medici}}''

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* Ugo Bencini plays this role to ''two'' generations of the ''Series/{{Medici}}''''Series/{{Medici}}'', though the role is understated compared to many on this list.
24th Dec '17 6:32:06 AM Rhodes7
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* Ugo Bencini plays this role to ''two'' generations of the ''Series/{{Medici}}''
10th Dec '17 5:19:04 PM NOYB
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** Davos and Melisandre act as co-consiglieres to Stannis, often providing very conflicting advice. Whether it's battle tactics, politics, or just an opinion in general, Stannis places great trust in Davos. Following Stannis's death, he becomes this for Jon Snow.

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** Davos and Melisandre act as co-consiglieres to Stannis, often providing very conflicting advice. Whether it's battle tactics, politics, or just an opinion in general, Stannis places great trust in Davos. Following Stannis's death, he Davos becomes this for Jon Snow.



** One of Maester Luwin's job descriptions, he's sworn to serve the Lord of Winterfell even if it is a usurper.

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** One of Maester Luwin's job descriptions, descriptions; he's sworn to serve the Lord of Winterfell even if it is a usurper.
15th Nov '17 11:13:31 PM VulgarBee
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* Zoro from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is this occasionally, despite the Straw Hats not being a mafia gang. Though he respects Luffy's decisions most of the time, he has an innate sense of the burdens of captainship and he will step in and give some harsh, albeit necessary wisdom whenever he feels Luffy is making a mistake.
14th Nov '17 4:59:13 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/ForceOfEvil'': Joe the lawyer has become this for Tucker the mob boss, helping to launder Tucker's money and giving Tucker advice on how to make the numbers racket a legal lottery. His partner Hobe warns him about how this is a bad idea which could get Joe into a lot of trouble.
30th Sep '17 6:07:10 PM babyhenchy1
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* Another Tom, Tom Reagan, is the right hand of Leo, chief of the Irish mob in ''Film/MillersCrossing''. He doubles up as TheDragon and is a deliberate nod to Hagen.

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* Another Tom, Tom Reagan, is the right hand of Leo, chief of the Irish mob in ''Film/MillersCrossing''. He doubles up as TheDragon and is a deliberate nod to Hagen. In this case, [[MagnificentBastard he is almost entirely the brains of the organization]].
18th Aug '17 10:26:42 AM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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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 a [[AmoralAttorney retained lawyer.]]

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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 self-reinforcing--[[VetinariJobSecurity the boss won't fire him because he needs his uniquely needs]] [[HonestAdvisor his uniquely 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 retained lawyer.]]
11th Jul '17 8:25:22 AM Njein
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* Surprisingly ''not'' true for most real-world Mafia families. Consiglieres (the position actually does exist) are almost always low-level soldiers with legitimate or near-legitimate backgrounds who can represent the boss in non-criminal matters. In the post-wiretap era, most "advisers" are shameless ass-kissers.

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* Surprisingly ''not'' true for the most real-world Mafia families. Consiglieres (the position actually does exist) part in UsefulNotes/TheMafia. Most real-life consiglieres are almost always low-level soldiers with legitimate or near-legitimate backgrounds who can represent the boss in non-criminal matters.matters and sitdowns with other mob families. In the post-wiretap era, most "advisers" are shameless ass-kissers.
1st Jul '17 12:49:47 AM erforce
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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 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.

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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 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''. ''[[Film/TheGodfatherPartII Part II]]''. In ''Part III'', ''[[Film/TheGodfatherPartIII 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.



* "Number Two" in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies (with his "Virtucon [[CutLexLuthorACheck makes millions legitimately]]" speech in the first movie)
* Michel in ''{{Dodgeball}}'', who White Goodman calls his "fitness consigliere".

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* "Number Two" in the ''Film/AustinPowers'' movies (with his "Virtucon [[CutLexLuthorACheck makes millions legitimately]]" speech in the [[Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery first movie)
movie]]).
* Michel in ''{{Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', who White Goodman calls his "fitness consigliere".
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