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1st Jun '18 7:59:57 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': in The Subspace Emissary Peach makes herself useful by breaking up fights and turning potential enemies into friends, mysteriously producing tea, in contrast with the Action Girls Samus and Sheik.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': In the 'Subspace Emissary' campaign in The Subspace Emissary Peach ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Peach]] makes herself useful by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQec6eEcXyc breaking up fights fights]] and turning [[UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch potential enemies enemies]] into friends, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BrrpEbj7mA friends]] (as well as mysteriously producing tea, cups of tea), in contrast with the Action Girls Samus {{Action Girl}}s [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] and Sheik.[[Franchise/ThelegendOfZelda Sheik]].
15th May '18 12:42:36 PM MasterFuzzy
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* The Doctor's companions often serve as this on ''Series/DoctorWho,'' given that the main character is a LargeHam, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, GibberingGenius, and SociallyAwkwardHero, while the companions are TheWatson and usually have better understanding of human social norms ([[CaptainObvious since they're usually human]]).



* In groups with multiple "lead" singers, the most commercially appealing (often the best looking) can be this.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Dr. Wallace Breen is the Face of XERRD. Despite his scientist background, this was specifically the reason why Dr. Breen was recruited by Dr. Rex, since his true strength lay in his use of rhetoric and he had prior experience as a CEO and a politician.

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* In groups with multiple "lead" singers, the most commercially appealing (often the best looking) can be this.[[/folder]]

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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Dr. Wallace Breen is the Face of XERRD. Despite his scientist background, this was specifically the reason why Dr. Breen was recruited by Dr. Rex, since his true strength lay in his use of rhetoric and he had prior experience as a CEO and a politician.


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* In ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG'', Dr. Wallace Breen is the Face of XERRD. Despite his scientist background, this was specifically the reason why Dr. Breen was recruited by Dr. Rex, since his true strength lay in his use of rhetoric and he had prior experience as a CEO and a politician.
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14th May '18 11:29:45 PM BrightLight
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', believe it or not, it's [[BoisterousBruiser Toph.]] The youngest and yet the one with the most social savvy. Technically, being the Avatar, it should be Aang at the customs office and the Earth King's birthday etc but she's the one doing the talking. Even though she lived her life secluded and spoiled, without anyone even knowing that she exists (or maybe ''because'' of this) she knows how to get things done with words as well as rocks.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', believe it or not, it's [[BoisterousBruiser Toph.]] The youngest rudest and yet the one with the most social savvy. Technically, being the Avatar, it should be Aang at the customs office and the Earth King's birthday etc but she's the one doing the talking. Even though she lived her life secluded and spoiled, without anyone even knowing that she exists (or maybe ''because'' of this) she knows how to get things done with words as well as rocks.
7th Apr '18 5:31:12 AM Argon2
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* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' deconstructs this trope with how Jinto feels about being forced into this role. Because he seems to get along with everyone (perhaps because he wasn't born into Abh society like everyone else) he has to act as a go-between both inside the Basroil's crew and with other soldiers. This means shouldering everyone's emotional baggage and translating for the one receiving the message.

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* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars'' deconstructs this trope with how Jinto feels about being forced into this role. Because he seems to get along with everyone (perhaps because he wasn't born into Abh society like everyone else) he has to act as a go-between both inside within the Basroil's crew and with other soldiers. This means shouldering everyone's emotional baggage and translating for the one receiving the message.


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* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'', the Sins look terrifying and have a (not entirely unjustified) bad reputation, so it's usually the human Elizabeth's job to ask people questions and explain the Sins' quest.
30th Mar '18 11:43:25 PM JackG
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* As a ad agency boss turned Army PR agent, Major William Cage from ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' not only acts as international liaison between forces, but [[spoiler: when paired with the Full Metal Bitch, is the one that gets to know others and recruit people to their side.]] However this is also a skill he develops during the course of the movie, as when it starts he's a shallow and insincere PR soldier who tries to blackmail a general into keeping him off the frontline and suffers the consequences.
* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''. Bruce Wayne/Batman is trying to recruit superheroes for the League, but knows that his stoic nature tends to grate on people, so he'd rather Diana Prince take on the role -- she's beautiful, charming, and her superhero persona is inspirational in a way that the Dark Knight of Gotham is not. The movie opens with Superman giving an impromptu 'interview' [[CutenessProxmity for some children]], showing how much better he was at this trope.

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* As a an ad agency boss turned Army PR agent, Major William Cage from ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' not only acts as international liaison between forces, but [[spoiler: when paired with the Full Metal Bitch, is the one that gets to know others and recruit people to their side.]] side. However this is also a skill he develops during the course of the movie, CharacterDevelopment as when it the movie starts he's a shallow and insincere PR soldier officer who tries to blackmail a general into keeping him off the frontline and suffers the consequences.
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* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''. Bruce Wayne/Batman is trying to recruit superheroes for the League, but knows that his stoic nature tends to grate on people, so he'd rather Diana Prince take on the role -- she's beautiful, charming, and her superhero persona is inspirational in a way that the Dark Knight of Gotham is not. The movie opens with Superman giving an impromptu 'interview' [[CutenessProxmity [[CutenessProximity for some children]], showing how much better he was at this trope.
30th Mar '18 11:41:42 PM JackG
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* As a ad agency boss turned Army PR agent, Major William Cage from ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' not only acts as international liaison between forces, but [[spoiler: when paired with the Full Metal Bitch, is the one that gets to know others and recruit people to their side.]]

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* As a ad agency boss turned Army PR agent, Major William Cage from ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' not only acts as international liaison between forces, but [[spoiler: when paired with the Full Metal Bitch, is the one that gets to know others and recruit people to their side.]]
]] However this is also a skill he develops during the course of the movie, as when it starts he's a shallow and insincere PR soldier who tries to blackmail a general into keeping him off the frontline and suffers the consequences.
* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017''. Bruce Wayne/Batman is trying to recruit superheroes for the League, but knows that his stoic nature tends to grate on people, so he'd rather Diana Prince take on the role -- she's beautiful, charming, and her superhero persona is inspirational in a way that the Dark Knight of Gotham is not. The movie opens with Superman giving an impromptu 'interview' [[CutenessProxmity for some children]], showing how much better he was at this trope.
23rd Feb '18 1:02:45 AM Koveras
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', (and by extension, all other {{RPG}}s) this character role is known as The Face. Also called "the party face". This is the character that handles the public relations for the party. They have skills in Diplomacy and/or Bluff, and only rarely in Sense Motive/Insight. Traditionally, bards, rogues, or paladins fit well in this role.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (and by extension, all other {{RPG}}s) {{RPG}}s), this character role is known as The Face. Also called "the party face".face" and "[[{{Whatevermancy}} diplomancer]]". This is the character that handles the public relations for the party. They have skills in Diplomacy and/or Bluff, and only rarely in Sense Motive/Insight. Traditionally, bards, rogues, or paladins fit well in this role.role (and, surprisingly, sorcerers, if only because Diplomacy skills synergize well mechanically with Charisma being the stat that improves their spellcasting).


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* The Slide playbook in ''TabletopGame/BladesInTheDark'' is inherently geared towards social actions and special abilities, but the Spider can cover for them in a pinch, as well. Generally speaking, the Slide is most at home [[ConMan fast-talking in the moment]] of a dangerous situation, while the Spider [[TheChessmaster prefers to slowly weave the web of connections]] behind the scenes.
23rd Feb '18 12:47:04 AM Koveras
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* Lacus Clyne from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]]'' immediately becomes the face of pretty much every organization and faction she joins (the Clyne Faction, [[spoiler:the Three-Ship Alliance, the entirety of ZAFT in the ''Destiny'' finale]]), thanks to her oratory skills, impeccable reputation, and good looks. Because of this, the second season's antagonist recognizes ''her'', rather than a bunch of super-powered mecha pilots and political extremists as the greatest threat to his plans.
19th Nov '17 6:21:24 PM zarpaulus
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Any character with a high Charisma and Social Skills like Etiquette, Interrogation, Leadership and Negotiation.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'': Any One of the essential character archetypes. Though any character with a high Charisma and Social Skills like Etiquette, Interrogation, Leadership and Negotiation.Negotiation can do in a pinch.
14th Nov '17 11:27:05 AM ProfessorGrimm
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