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13th Jan '18 3:01:42 PM gemmabeta2
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** In ''[[VideoGame:CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare]]'', The player character Nick Reyes's inability to delegate (despite being a starship captain) is actually treated as a character flaw--and it repeatedly bites him in the ass.
17th Nov '17 10:19:16 PM OmegaNemesis13
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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'': We see the NYPD Chief of Police calling shoplifters' parents.
** Perhaps he was calling Danny's father specifically because he knew Charles was April's boss and wanted her off his back. The scene arguably works a lot better with this assumption than the premise that Chief Sterns calls all minor shoplifter's parents.
13th Nov '17 12:11:12 PM avon
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* In the ''ComicBook/NickFury:Agent Of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'' stories, it is always Colonel Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Val, and a few other high ranking S.H.I.E.L.D agents who do most or all of the infiltrating, shooting, fighting, spying, and interacting with all of the superheroes. Even despite the fact that these characters should be too aged for active field frontline duties. Also, these characters always operate under their real names, oddly enough. These agents are high ranking intelligence officers whose faces are also well known to longtime enemies like AIM and HYDRA as well as to the various circles of costumed superheroes, many of whom have secret identities. Wouldn't their espionage functions be better carried out by nobody characters? After all, a famous spy is a useless one. In any real spy organization Nick Fury, being the man at the top, would be a reclusive, shadowy character whom even his senior officers might only occasionally see in person. And those senior officers would be spymasters in their own right, presenting a similarly shadowy presence to their own subordinates. The activities and operatives of this organization would remain mostly a mystery even to (especially to) the superheroes. Most of the interactions with superheroes or notables like Tony Stark would be through plainclothes middlemen who would probably not immediately bring up S.H.I.E.L.D's name. The iconic Helicarrier would be a foolish expenditure; its intelligence functions would be carried out by a smaller, less conspicuous conventional aircraft. It wouldn't even need to be a carrier. Anyway, it would be foolish to have all of your senior intelligence officers together in the same place all the time. Instead, S.H.I.E.L.D would be a mostly invisible organization with no discernible headquarters. It would manipulate the more visible and publicly known conventional military or intelligence forces into supplying the hardware and doing most of the spying, fighting and dying.

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* In the ''ComicBook/NickFury:Agent Of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'' stories, it is often forgotten that SHIELD is an organization of thousands of agents and operatives. Yet it is always Colonel Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones, Val, and a few handful of other high ranking S.H.I.E.L.D agents who do most or all of the infiltrating, shooting, fighting, spying, and interacting with all of the superheroes. Even despite the fact that these characters should be too aged for active field frontline duties. Also, these characters always operate under their real names, oddly enough. These agents are high ranking intelligence officers whose faces are also well known to longtime enemies like AIM and HYDRA as well as to the various circles of costumed superheroes, many of whom have secret identities. Wouldn't their espionage functions be better carried out by nobody characters? After all, a famous spy is a useless one. In any real spy organization Nick Fury, being the man at the top, would be a reclusive, shadowy character whom even his senior officers might only occasionally see in person. And those senior officers would be spymasters in their own right, presenting a similarly shadowy presence to their own subordinates. The activities and operatives of this organization would remain mostly a mystery even to (especially to) the superheroes. Most of the interactions with superheroes or notables like Tony Stark would be through plainclothes middlemen who would probably not immediately bring up S.H.I.E.L.D's name. The iconic Helicarrier would be a foolish expenditure; its intelligence functions would be carried out by a smaller, less conspicuous conventional aircraft. It wouldn't even need to be a carrier. Anyway, it would be foolish to have all of your senior intelligence officers together in the same place all the time. Instead, S.H.I.E.L.D would be a mostly invisible organization with no discernible headquarters. It would manipulate the more visible and publicly known conventional military or intelligence forces into supplying the hardware and doing most of the spying, fighting and dying.
30th Sep '17 2:57:37 AM KennethMorgan
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** This could be justified in terms of security, since the government, at that point, would want to keep news about the giant mutant ants confined to as few people as possible. So, since Peterson was already familiar with the situation, it would make sense to keep him around to assist in the operation.
12th Aug '17 9:02:25 PM infernape612
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** Happens on a larger scale in ''Super'''s Universal Survival arc; out of the first 29 eliminations, Universe 7 (that's us) gets 18, while the de facto {{Deuteragonist}} Universe 6 gets 10. Universe 9 gets the only other elimination, and gets bonus points for drawing first blood.

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** Happens on a larger scale in ''Super'''s Universal Survival arc; out of the first 29 36 eliminations, Universe 7 (that's us) gets 18, 23, while the de facto {{Deuteragonist}} Universe 6 gets 10. Universe 9 gets the only other one elimination, and gets bonus points for drawing first blood.blood, while Universe 2 gets 2.
30th Jul '17 3:59:26 PM infernape612
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** Happens on a larger scale in ''Super'''s Universal Survival arc; out of the first 29 eliminations, Universe 7 (that's us) gets 18, while the de facto {{Deuteragonist}} Universe 6 gets 10. Universe 9 gets the only other elimination, and gets bonus points for drawing first blood.
29th Jul '17 3:41:20 PM louisXVI
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*** Similarly "The Lastest Gun in the West," Marge explains to a confused Buck that she's helping him solve his alcohol problem because "I just naturally assumed it was some of my business." He responds "nobody's even told me your name yet."

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*** ** Similarly "The Lastest Gun in the West," Marge explains to a confused Buck that she's helping him solve his alcohol problem because "I just naturally assumed it was some of my business." He responds "nobody's even told me your name yet."
29th Jul '17 3:40:53 PM louisXVI
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*** Similarly "The Lastest Gun in the West," Marge explains to a confused Buck that she's helping him solve his alcohol problem because "I just naturally assumed it was some of my business." He responds "nobody's even told me your name yet."
20th Jul '17 12:55:51 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'': The Pathfinders were intended to handle exploration, diplomacy, research, and combat, in roughly that order. In-game, you do all that plus odd jobs for anybody who needs help, though in fairness many of those fall under diplomacy (helping allies). It's explained that Alec Ryder, the PC's father, invented the Pathfinder role, but he died before he had a chance to do anything with it. You, as the most prominent Pathfinder, get to define the limits of the role... and apparently it includes doing odd jobs for everyone.

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'': The Pathfinders were intended to handle exploration, diplomacy, research, and combat, in roughly that order. In-game, you do all that plus odd jobs for anybody who needs help, though in fairness many of those fall under diplomacy (helping allies). It's explained that Alec Ryder, the PC's father, invented the Pathfinder role, but he died before he had a chance to do anything with it. Alec was formerly an N7, the same as Shepard; this trope is apparently part of their training. You, as the most prominent Pathfinder, get to define the limits of the role... and apparently it includes doing odd jobs for everyone.
9th Jul '17 10:07:09 PM infernape612
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** Cell averts this; he is ultimately killed by Gohan.
** In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', the FinalBoss of the Future Trunks arc also averts this; [[spoiler:Fused Zamasu is bisected by Future Trunks and annihilated by Future Zen'o-sama]].
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