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2nd Feb '17 7:40:47 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' episode "Flustering Footwear Flotsam" had the natives of Albonquetine discover footwear, each of them facing a problem now that they have the option to wear shoes. Wendel's problem is that he is unable to decide which of two pairs of shoes to wear.
21st Jan '17 5:58:05 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Heinz Windemere is a fence-sitting type. [[PlanetaryNation Windemere]] has started a war in the name of galactic domination; and since he is the king, Heinz cannot afford second thoughts but doesn’t entirely agree with the idea of aggressive expansion. Unfortunately, because he is more useful as a [[CastFromLifespan Wind Singer]] than as an authority figure, he has to defer to [[EvilChancellor Roid]] for the actual ruling of Windemere. [[spoiler:In the later episodes, he makes his choice and [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil boy, is it a wrong one.]]]]

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* ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Heinz Windemere Windermere is a fence-sitting type. [[PlanetaryNation Windemere]] Windermere]] has started a war in the name of galactic domination; and since he is the king, Heinz cannot afford second thoughts but doesn’t entirely agree with the idea of aggressive expansion. Unfortunately, because he is more useful as a [[CastFromLifespan Wind Singer]] than as an authority figure, he has to defer to [[EvilChancellor Roid]] for the actual ruling of Windemere.Windermere. [[spoiler:In the later episodes, he makes his choice and [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil boy, is it a wrong one.]]]]
21st Jan '17 5:06:01 PM MikeW
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* Chidi from ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', mainly of the "can't see the forest for the trees" variety. Flashbacks show that he is unable to make even the simplest decisions, from picking teams for soccer to ordering at a restaurant. It's his FatalFlaw, [[spoiler:literally, as it turns out; he died when he was hit by an air conditioner while deciding what to do.]]

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* Chidi from ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', mainly of the "can't see the forest for the trees" variety. Flashbacks show that he is unable to make even the simplest decisions, from picking teams for soccer to ordering at a restaurant.restaurant because he's terrified of how it can be perceived, how he will be judged and the consequences and it costs him relationships, jobs and friends. It's his FatalFlaw, [[spoiler:literally, as it turns out; he died when he was hit by an air conditioner while deciding what to do. The season finale also reveals that this is why he's in the Bad Place as his constant inability to make any decisions drove everyone around him miserable.]]
10th Jan '17 7:22:54 AM TonyG
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* Chidi from ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', mainly of the "can't see the forest for the trees" variety. Flashbacks show that he is unable to make even the simplest decisions, from picking teams for soccer to ordering at a restaurant. It's his FatalFlaw, [[spoiler:literally, as it turns out; he died when he was hit by an air conditioner while deciding what to do.]]
7th Jan '17 10:12:29 AM nombretomado
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* This is one interpretation of Shakespeare's ''{{Hamlet}}''. He's told right at the start of the play that his uncle had killed his father and Hamlet should avenge him. "Now might I do it pat," he says, but never does until it's too late, and gets nearly everyone else killed in the process. LaurenceOlivier even prefaces his film version by saying "This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind."

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* This is one interpretation of Shakespeare's ''{{Hamlet}}''. He's told right at the start of the play that his uncle had killed his father and Hamlet should avenge him. "Now might I do it pat," he says, but never does until it's too late, and gets nearly everyone else killed in the process. LaurenceOlivier Creator/LaurenceOlivier even prefaces his film version by saying "This is the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind."
26th Nov '16 6:35:00 PM eowynjedi
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* The climax of ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' pivots on the dithering of James Wilson, Pennsylvania's third delegate who is caught between independence man Ben Franklin and reconciliation man John Dickinson--Wilson prefers established precedence over the risk of new ideas. Usually, Wilson is just Dickinson's YesMan, but Franklin calls for a poll of individual delegates to leave Wilson on his own. Realizing he can be ''the'' man to sink independence or just another signature on the Declaration, Wilson chooses the latter. (This is DatedHistory--at the time, the writers couldn't find any writings to explain Wilson's abrupt switch. Now it's known that Wilson was an independence man himself who was waiting for information from his constituents to make sure they wanted it too.)
26th Nov '16 11:22:21 AM MasterHero
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* ''Anime/MacrossDelta'': Heinz Windemere is a fence-sitting type. [[PlanetaryNation Windemere]] has started a war in the name of galactic domination; and since he is the king, Heinz cannot afford second thoughts but doesn’t entirely agree with the idea of aggressive expansion. Unfortunately, because he is more useful as a [[CastFromLifespan Wind Singer]] than as an authority figure, he has to defer to [[EvilChancellor Roid]] for the actual ruling of Windemere. [[spoiler:In the later episodes, he makes his choice and [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil boy, is it a wrong one.]]]]
4th Nov '16 7:00:17 AM WillBGood
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Italy ({{Cloudcuckoolander}}[=/=]Insecure type) doesn't like being in any authoritative or decision making position -- he leaves that to Germany. Japan ([[The Empath Empathic]] / Insecure) prefers just to follow whatever the superpower ''du jour'' wants to do.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Italy ({{Cloudcuckoolander}}[=/=]Insecure type) doesn't like being in any authoritative or decision making position -- he leaves that to Germany. Japan ([[The Empath Empathic]] / Insecure) ([[TheEmpath Empathic]][=/=]Insecure) prefers just to follow whatever the superpower ''du jour'' wants to do.
4th Nov '16 6:59:47 AM WillBGood
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Men perpetually dithering don't get ''[[DoubleStandard half]]'' the sympathy that women do, particularly when female indecision is played for {{Moe}} points -- probably because men are "[[MenActWomenAre supposed to take action]]." The character who [[HotBlooded plunges headlong into a situation without any thought]] is more likely to succeed than the character who [[ThePhilosopher prepares a dissertation on the issue]], unless a "look before you leap" {{Aesop}} is being enforced.

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Men perpetually dithering don't get ''[[DoubleStandard half]]'' ''half'' the sympathy [[DoubleStandard that women do, do]], particularly when female indecision is played for {{Moe}} points -- probably because men are "[[MenActWomenAre supposed to take action]]." The character who [[HotBlooded plunges headlong into a situation without any thought]] is more likely to succeed than the character who [[ThePhilosopher prepares a dissertation on the issue]], unless a "look before you leap" {{Aesop}} is being enforced.
4th Nov '16 6:59:16 AM WillBGood
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Men perpetually dithering [[DoubleStandard don't get ''half'' the sympathy that women do]], particularly when female indecision is played for {{Moe}} points -- probably because men are "[[MenActWomenAre supposed to take action]]." The character who [[HotBlooded plunges headlong into a situation without any thought]] is more likely to succeed than the character who [[ThePhilosopher prepares a dissertation on the issue]], unless a "look before you leap" {{Aesop}} is being enforced.

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Men perpetually dithering [[DoubleStandard don't get ''half'' ''[[DoubleStandard half]]'' the sympathy that women do]], do, particularly when female indecision is played for {{Moe}} points -- probably because men are "[[MenActWomenAre supposed to take action]]." The character who [[HotBlooded plunges headlong into a situation without any thought]] is more likely to succeed than the character who [[ThePhilosopher prepares a dissertation on the issue]], unless a "look before you leap" {{Aesop}} is being enforced.
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