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2nd Apr '16 3:09:34 PM Brick3621
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang spends a lot of time deliberately avoiding how he's going to deal with both the fact that he needs to learn firebending to deal with Ozai, and how he's going to deal with Ozai when his personal philosophy rules out the only apparent option. The firebending thing gets resolved in due time, but the issue of dealing with Ozai without killing him requires a DeusExMachina to come along at the last minute to bail him out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang spends a lot of time deliberately avoiding how he's going to deal with both the fact that he needs to learn firebending to deal with Ozai, and how he's going to deal with Ozai when [[ThouShaltNotKill his personal philosophy rules out the only apparent option. option]]. The firebending thing gets resolved in due time, but the issue of dealing with Ozai without killing him requires a and [[spoiler:a DeusExMachina to come along at takes care of the last minute to bail him out.remaining issue]].
27th Mar '16 2:48:09 PM AzureSeas
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* The band of ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' has a serious problem with dithering -- and the more talented or important the student, the more likely they are to dither. The show comments on this, as several characters get called out on their "selfish" indecision.

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* The band of ''Literature/HibikeEuphonium'' ''Literature/SoundEuphonium'' has a serious problem with dithering -- and the more talented or important the student, the more likely they are to dither. The show comments on this, as several characters get called out on their "selfish" indecision.
4th Jan '16 5:45:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''{{Catherine}}'': Vincent's (wishy-washy) inability to decide what he wants out of life drives the plot.
* Io Nitta of ''DevilSurvivor2'' is an empathic fence-sitter, eventually called out on it and learns that sometimes it's best to voice your own opinion.

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* ''{{Catherine}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'': Vincent's (wishy-washy) inability to decide what he wants out of life drives the plot.
* Io Nitta of ''DevilSurvivor2'' ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' is an empathic fence-sitter, eventually called out on it and learns that sometimes it's best to voice your own opinion.
27th Nov '15 7:27:25 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the PBS animated series of ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', when issues are brought before the town council, the response from the person leading the meeting is always as follows: "X is of great concern to our town council and I can assure you we will reach a decision on the matter at the appropriate time...
19th Aug '15 5:18:36 PM MarkLungo
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* PlayedWith in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" with EccentricMentor the Drifter, who vacillates between wishy-washy, lazy and insecure while ''constantly'' appending ambivalent qualifiers to his speech, including "...or don't, I don't care," and "take it or leave it." Peculiarly, whatever advice he offers is always pertinent in spite of his noncommital delivery, and his repeated insistence that he doesn't care is undermined by the [[AloofAlly aid he gives]] while saying so.

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* PlayedWith in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" with EccentricMentor the Drifter, who vacillates between wishy-washy, lazy and insecure while ''constantly'' appending ambivalent qualifiers to his speech, including "...or don't, I don't care," and "take it or leave it." Peculiarly, whatever advice he offers is always pertinent in spite of his noncommital delivery, and his repeated insistence that he doesn't care is undermined by the [[AloofAlly aid he gives]] while saying so.
19th Aug '15 5:17:56 PM MarkLungo
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* PlayedWith in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" with EccentricMentor the Drifter, who vacillates between wishy-washy, lazy and insecure while ''constantly'' appending ambivalent qualifiers to his speech, including "...or don't, I don't care," and "take it or leave it." Peculiarly, whatever advice he offers is always pertinent in spite of his noncommital delivery, and his repeated insistances that he doesn't care are undermined by the [[AloofAlly aid he gives]] while saying so.

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* PlayedWith in the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} ThunderCats (2011)]]'' episode "The Duelist and the Drifter" with EccentricMentor the Drifter, who vacillates between wishy-washy, lazy and insecure while ''constantly'' appending ambivalent qualifiers to his speech, including "...or don't, I don't care," and "take it or leave it." Peculiarly, whatever advice he offers is always pertinent in spite of his noncommital delivery, and his repeated insistances insistence that he doesn't care are is undermined by the [[AloofAlly aid he gives]] while saying so.
19th Aug '15 5:17:05 PM MarkLungo
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* RealLife: The hallmark of "Perceivers" in the MyersBriggs personality test, as opposed to the decisive "Judgers." Perceivers usually have the too-many-trees version.

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* RealLife: The hallmark of "Perceivers" in the MyersBriggs UsefulNotes/MyersBriggs personality test, as opposed to the decisive "Judgers." Perceivers usually have the too-many-trees version.



13th Jul '15 3:35:36 AM eowynjedi
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* The second series of ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' is based on ''Lieutenant Hornblower'', with the weak-willed and indecisive Buckland propelled to Acting-Captain. He's much the same as he was in the book: vacillating, unwilling to take risks, and jumping for what looks like the easiest option. The show also adds a good bit of unhappy self-awareness at his mediocrity and a lot of envy towards his subordinate Hornblower's quick mind and natural leadership.
13th Jul '15 3:30:58 AM eowynjedi
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* ''[[Literature/HoratioHornblower Lieutenant Hornblower]]'' has the weak-willed first lieutenant Buckland launched to Acting-Captain when the insane Captain Saywer is incapacitated by a fall. Buckland is completely unprepared and hesitates to make any decision that he'll have to accept responsibility for, vacillating and running to the safest option at every opportunity. It takes a lot of persuasion from Hornblower (and even prodding from Bush) to make him commit to a decisive course of action.
19th Jun '15 8:51:25 AM FantiSci
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** Protagonist Kumiko is the Wishy-washy / Insecure type. Whether it's talking to someone or committing to a task, she usually needs someone else to kick her up the backside in order to get anywhere. She didn't want to join the band...but wandered into joining anyway because her friends did, after an episode of indecision. She wanted to play something other than the euphonium she'd played until then, and pretends to be a beginner. That almost works...until an old friend outs her as an experienced euphonium player, and the bass section leader, Azusa, easily bullies her into resuming her old role. This reflects that she's neither a go-getter or a slacker in terms of her music - she just goes with the flow.
** Speaking of Azusa, despite being bossy and charismatic, she maintains that she's the Too-Many-Trees variant, refusing to take a side in any dispute. It's hinted that this might be a ploy to dodge responsibility, though.

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** Protagonist Kumiko is the Wishy-washy / Insecure type. Whether it's talking to someone or committing to a task, she usually needs someone else to kick her up the backside in order to get anywhere. She didn't want to join the band...but wandered into joining anyway because her friends did, after an episode of indecision. She wanted to play something other than the euphonium she'd played until then, and pretends to be a beginner. That almost works...until an old friend outs her as an experienced euphonium player, and the bass section leader, Azusa, Asuka, easily bullies her into resuming her old role. This reflects that she's neither a go-getter or a slacker in terms of her music - she just goes with the flow.
** Speaking of Azusa, Asuka, despite being bossy and charismatic, she maintains that she's the Too-Many-Trees variant, refusing to take a side in any dispute. It's hinted that this might be a ploy to dodge responsibility, though.
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