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19th Jul '17 11:14:50 AM Baeraad555
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* Bethany in the ''[[Literature/JessicaDarling Jessica Darling's IT List]]'' series would like to think that she's a CoolBigSis dispensing sage advice for how to succeed in junior high. The problem is, the item on her epynomous "[=IT=] Lists" are not only of questionable value, but are also written as [[IceCreamKoan cutesy one-liners]] that could ''really'' use some explanation for what they're supposed to mean. Jessica actually [[GenreSavvy figures that out]] by the end of the first book, but she still decides to continue going along with the lists, because at least they make her life interesting.

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* Bethany in the ''[[Literature/JessicaDarling Jessica Darling's IT List]]'' series would like to think that she's a CoolBigSis dispensing sage advice for how to succeed in junior high. The problem is, the item items on her epynomous "[=IT=] Lists" are not only of questionable value, but are also written as [[IceCreamKoan cutesy one-liners]] that could ''really'' use some explanation for what they're supposed to mean. Jessica actually [[GenreSavvy figures that out]] by the end of the first book, but she still decides to continue going along with the lists, because at least they make her life interesting.
19th Jul '17 9:46:53 AM Baeraad555
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* Bethany in the ''[[Literature/JessicaDarling Jessica Darling's IT List]]'' series would like to think that she's a CoolBigSis dispensing sage advice for how to succeed in junior high. The problem is, the item on her epynomous "[=IT=] Lists" are not only of questionable value, but are also written as [[IceCreamKoan cutesy one-liners]] that could ''really'' use some explanation for what they're supposed to mean. Jessica actually [[GenreSavvy figures that out]] by the end of the first book, but she still decides to continue going along with the lists, because at least they make her life interesting.
30th Apr '17 6:00:36 PM nombretomado
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* Many a {{Touhou}} comic puts Meiling (who has become a ditzy goof-off in fandom) in this role to Flan, and usually knifed by Sakuya for it.

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* Many a {{Touhou}} VideoGame/{{Touhou}} comic puts Meiling (who has become a ditzy goof-off in fandom) in this role to Flan, and usually knifed by Sakuya for it.
3rd Mar '17 1:32:24 PM Potman
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* Gilderoy Lockhart from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Lockhart is a SmallNameBigEgo FakeUltimateHero who makes the mistake of thinking Harry is as self-centered as he is. He thus gives Harry advice on how to keep his celebrity going, ignoring any insistence from Harry that he doesn't want more attention. It seems that Lockhart [[EvilCannotComprehendGood simply can't imagine that anyone who has fame wouldn't want more]]. Later, Percy Weasley sincerely advises Ron to drop his best friend and start sucking up to Umbridge (unaware of ''quite'' how evil she is).

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Gilderoy Lockhart from ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Lockhart is a SmallNameBigEgo FakeUltimateHero who makes the mistake of thinking Harry is as self-centered as he is. He thus gives Harry advice on how to keep his celebrity going, ignoring any insistence from Harry that he doesn't want more attention. It seems that Lockhart [[EvilCannotComprehendGood simply can't imagine that anyone who has fame wouldn't want more]].
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Later, Percy Weasley sincerely advises Ron to drop his best friend and start sucking up to Umbridge (unaware of ''quite'' how evil she is).
1st Aug '16 2:13:03 PM Willbyr
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* Headmaster Cross in ''VampireKnight'' does this to Zero, who usually either shrugs off his advice or [[DopeSlap Dope Slaps]] him.

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* Headmaster Cross in ''VampireKnight'' ''Manga/VampireKnight'' does this to Zero, who usually either shrugs off his advice or [[DopeSlap Dope Slaps]] him.



* The spirit of the Harkonnen Cannon in ''{{Hellsing}}'' tries to give Seras his sagely advice. She chooses to ask if her string of bad luck will continue. His answer? "Yep". He revealed a second later that it was a joke.

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* The spirit of the Harkonnen Cannon in ''{{Hellsing}}'' ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' tries to give Seras his sagely advice. She chooses to ask if her string of bad luck will continue. His answer? "Yep". He revealed a second later that it was a joke.



* ''SchoolRumble'' has a scene in which Hanai is being trained by an old man, only for the old man to be escorted away by his grandaughter, who tells him "Grandpa! You know you can't go out alone!"

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* ''SchoolRumble'' ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' has a scene in which Hanai is being trained by an old man, only for the old man to be escorted away by his grandaughter, who tells him "Grandpa! You know you can't go out alone!"
4th Jul '16 2:38:09 AM Morgenthaler
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The most common subversion of TheObiWan, with whom he often forms OpposedMentors. Overlaps with KnowNothingKnowItAll and TheBlindLeadingTheBlind. Oftentimes invokes an IceCreamKoan. Compare MissionControlIsOffItsMeds.

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The most common subversion of TheObiWan, TheMentor, with whom he often forms OpposedMentors. Overlaps with KnowNothingKnowItAll and TheBlindLeadingTheBlind. Oftentimes invokes an IceCreamKoan. Compare MissionControlIsOffItsMeds.
24th Jun '16 9:36:57 AM Josef5678
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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', the mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the present day]].

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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', the mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], warnings]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the present day]].
22nd Aug '15 6:22:14 PM nombretomado
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* Athrun Zala can be seen as a more serious and tragic version of this in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''. The intent was probably to have him be the OlderAndWiser mentor to new protagonist Shinn, as happened with Char and Kamille in ''ZetaGundam''. The only problem is Athrun is still working on his own issues (which are [[AesopAmnesia suspiciously similar to the issues he'd worked through in the previous series]]), so most of his interaction with Shinn consists of punching him and calling him an idiot, which only makes Shinn's anger issues and hatred of authority even worse.

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* Athrun Zala can be seen as a more serious and tragic version of this in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. The intent was probably to have him be the OlderAndWiser mentor to new protagonist Shinn, as happened with Char and Kamille in ''ZetaGundam''.''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. The only problem is Athrun is still working on his own issues (which are [[AesopAmnesia suspiciously similar to the issues he'd worked through in the previous series]]), so most of his interaction with Shinn consists of punching him and calling him an idiot, which only makes Shinn's anger issues and hatred of authority even worse.
15th Jul '15 7:21:13 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', the mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the the present day]].

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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', the mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the the present day]].
15th Jul '15 7:19:55 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', the mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler: They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as one character stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the the present day]]

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* In ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', the mysterious repairman delivers lots of [[IceCreamKoan cryptic and ominous-sounding warning]], from which the gang infers that doing anything differently will screw up the timeline in unpredictable ways (like a vomit-covered squirrel changing the outcome of a pro-football game). [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They end up defying him, and it turns out to be largely BS as one character Lou stays in the past to redo his life and makes his life infinitely better by the the present day]]day]].
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