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16th Jul '16 9:31:22 AM TFSyndicate
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'''Simon:''' Only Susan Canby, our resident teenager.\\

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'''Simon:''' Only Susan Canby, our resident teenager. You'll have to love her: she's your symbol.\\



'''Simon:''' Excuse me?\\
'''George:''' Oh, yeah. The lads frequently sit around the telly and watch her for a giggle. One time, we actually sat down and wrote these letters saying how gear she was and all that rubbish.\\

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'''Simon:''' Excuse me?\\
I beg your pardon?\\
'''George:''' Oh, yeah. The lads frequently sit around the telly television and watch her for a giggle. One time, In fact, once, we actually all sat down and wrote these letters saying how gear she was and all that rubbish.\\
30th Jun '16 12:14:43 PM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMen1'': Professor X telepathically guides an anxious Logan--the latter has no idea where he is or why he's there, or why he's hearing a strange male voice inside his head, and because Dr. Jean Grey wanted to take a blood sample, Wolverine assumes that he's being experimented on--through the mansion to Xavier's office, where Charles greets his guest with a polite "Good morning, Logan." Professor X is aware of the traumas that Wolverine had experienced, and it's a bit disconcerting that the former took advantage of the latter's paranoia for a little bit of fun, even if it was only for a short time.

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** ''Film/XMen1'': Professor X telepathically guides an anxious Logan--the latter has no idea where he is or why he's there, or why he's hearing a strange male voice inside his head, and because Dr. Jean Grey wanted to take a blood sample, Wolverine assumes that he's being experimented on--through on--from the mansion school's infirmary to Xavier's office, where Charles greets his guest with a polite "Good morning, Logan." Professor X is aware of the traumas that Wolverine had experienced, and it's a bit disconcerting that the former took advantage of the latter's paranoia for a little bit of fun, even if it was only for a short time.
30th Jun '16 11:48:49 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* The Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'' has shades of this in all [[TheNthDoctor his incarnations]], but especially the Second Doctor loved to outwit his enemies by being as annoying as possible.
28th Jun '16 11:29:34 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMen1'': Professor X telepathically guides an anxious Logan--the latter has no idea where he is or why he's there, or why he's hearing a strange male voice inside his head, and because Dr. Jean Grey wanted to take a blood sample, Wolverine assumes that he's being experimented on--through the mansion to Xavier's office, where Charles greets his guest with a polite "Good morning, Logan." Professor X is aware of the traumas that Wolverine had experienced, and it's a bit disconcerting that the former took advantage of the latter's paranoia for a little bit of fun, even if it was only for a short time.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': After Scott Summers accidentally damages Professor X's most beloved tree on the estate, the latter, strictly speaking, didn't have to say anything about the tree being planted by his grandfather (especially when Charles had already made up his mind that he'll accept Scott as a new student), yet he did so anyway just to provoke a reaction from the teen. Scott doesn't want to be at the school (and thus one would assume that he would prefer to be rejected), yet he becomes extremely apprehensive over the possibility that Xavier is furious at him for ruining a priceless family heirloom. It should be noted that Scott is blindfolded, so he can't see Charles' facial expression to judge the latter's emotional state. Alex most likely informed his brother that Xavier is a very powerful telepath, and warned Scott (who has a tendency to be rude) that he should behave himself in front of the Professor. Scott obviously failed spectacularly in that regard, and Charles then teased the young man by making him wince for a moment.
--->'''Charles''': My grandfather planted that tree when he was five years old. I used to swing from the branches. ''[tree finishes falling apart]'' I think that was probably my favourite tree.\\
'''Scott''': ''(worried)'' Does that mean I'm expelled?\\
'''Charles''': ''(smiles)'' On the contrary. You're enrolled.
19th Jun '16 6:04:25 AM res20stupid
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* Creator/MatthewMercer has confessed that he likes to play ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' online and randomly say 'It's High Noon' to freak out the other players that one of the enemy teammates are playing as McCree who Mercer voiced just to screw with his team[[note]]'It's High Noon' is the quote McCree says when his player activates Deadeye, an attack which can OneHitKill most players. Naturally, when you hear this you want to ''[[OhCrap run for your fucking life]]''.[[/note]]

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* Creator/MatthewMercer has confessed that he likes to play ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' online and randomly say 'It's High Noon' to freak out the other players that one of the enemy teammates are playing as McCree who Mercer voiced just to screw with his team[[note]]'It's High Noon' is the quote McCree says when his player activates Deadeye, an attack which can OneHitKill most players. Naturally, when you hear this you want to ''[[OhCrap run for your fucking life]]''.[[/note]]
19th Jun '16 6:04:05 AM res20stupid
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* Creator/MatthewMercer has confessed that he likes to play ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' online and randomly say 'It's High Noon' to freak out the other players that one of the enemy teammates are playing as McCree who Mercer voiced just to screw with his team[[note]]'It's High Noon' is the quote McCree says when his player activates Deadeye, an attack which can OneHitKill most players. Naturally, when you hear this you want to ''[[OhCrap run for your fucking life]]''.[[/note]]
18th Jun '16 5:05:02 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'': The Lunars of ages past either slavishly love their Solar mate, or being an extreme gadfly to them. It might have worked as an ad-hoc check and balance mechanism, since the Solars are divinely-empowered god-king superhumans with enough power to rule the entire universe.
* In the biographies of the characters appearing in the vignettes in ''TabletopGames/{{GURPS}} Bio-Tech'', Professor C. Eric Gideon, who has made a number of acerbic comments throughout the book about the morality of biotech, is described as a "professional gadfly".

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* ''{{Exalted}}'': ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The Lunars of ages past either slavishly love their Solar mate, or being an extreme gadfly to them. It might have worked as an ad-hoc check and balance mechanism, since the Solars are divinely-empowered god-king superhumans with enough power to rule the entire universe.
* In the biographies of the characters appearing in the vignettes in ''TabletopGames/{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Bio-Tech'', Professor C. Eric Gideon, who has made a number of acerbic comments throughout the book about the morality of biotech, is described as a "professional gadfly".
8th Jun '16 10:56:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Myth/GreekMythology Eris, goddess of strife]], as described by {{Hesiod}}.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Myth/GreekMythology Eris, goddess of strife]], as described by {{Hesiod}}.Creator/{{Hesiod}}.
28th May '16 7:50:04 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Albireo Imma in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', who seems to feel it is his job to get a rise out of Evangeline. He's described as her 'natural enemy'.

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* Albireo Imma in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', who seems to feel it is his job to get a rise out of Evangeline. He's described as her 'natural enemy'.
18th May '16 1:14:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Series/GilmoreGirls Lorelai Gilmore]] uses this as her main coping method with her overbearing parents. She even describes it to her mother Emily at one point so Emily can do it to her hated mother-in-law.

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* [[Series/GilmoreGirls ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': Lorelai Gilmore]] Gilmore uses this as her main coping method with her overbearing parents. She even describes it to her mother Emily at one point so Emily can do it to her hated mother-in-law.
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