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20th Apr '16 10:15:33 AM Kakai
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* Karyl of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' is capable of turning a group of unwilling "[[GotVolunteered volunteers]]" into staunch supporters of his cause with some social manipulation and playing on their emotion. He usually prefers this method to physical compulsion more typical of Paradise's armies.
27th Mar '16 11:41:33 AM StFan
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* ''GrandmasterOfTheft'''s Cassidy Cain uses social grace as both herself and to assist as a ClassyCatBurglar.
* Many exist in the WhateleyUniverse. Ayla and Jadis are social expert protagonists. Many more are antagonists.

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* ''GrandmasterOfTheft'''s ''Literature/GrandmasterOfTheft'''s Cassidy Cain uses social grace as both herself and to assist as a ClassyCatBurglar.
* Many exist in the WhateleyUniverse.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Ayla and Jadis are social expert protagonists. Many more are antagonists.




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* [[GuileHero Terezi]] in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is the most talented manipulator of the series thanks to being the Social Expert, contrasted with [[TokenEvilTeammate Vriska]] who relies on more direct PsychicPowers. Crowbar of The Felt is so good with people that he was able to win over Caliborn, the most unpleasant character in the story bar none, over the course of a single conversation.
* Elan in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is a [[GenreSavvy story-telling expert]] because his role is the party bard. This makes him able to predict the actions and motivations of almost everyone involved. His father is however far more experienced in the role.

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* [[GuileHero Terezi]] in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is the most talented manipulator of the series thanks to being the Social Expert, contrasted with [[TokenEvilTeammate Vriska]] who relies on more direct PsychicPowers. Crowbar of The Felt is so good with people that he was able to win over Caliborn, the most unpleasant character in the story bar none, over the course of a single conversation.
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Elan in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is a [[GenreSavvy story-telling expert]] because his role is the party bard. This makes him able to predict the actions and motivations of almost everyone involved. His father is however far more experienced in the role.




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* Both Princess Azula and Long Feng in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Though, when they betray each other, Azula wins out in the end, [[MagnificentBastard easily.]]
** Azula's actually an interesting case. She can accurately predict the movements, motivations and operational methods of virtually anyone she encounters. This makes her an incredibly dangerous. She can also be very charismatic at times (just look at her aforementioned take down of Long Feng). But when it comes to every day, basic social interaction, she fails. Completely. Ruling through fear and/or intimidation is pretty much the only thing in her social skill set; excellent for being the dictator of an entire nation, not so much when trying to mingle with people her own age.

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* Both Princess Azula and Long Feng in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Though, when they betray each other, Azula wins out in the end, [[MagnificentBastard easily.]]
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]] Azula's actually an interesting case. She can accurately predict the movements, motivations and operational methods of virtually anyone she encounters. This makes her an incredibly dangerous. She can also be very charismatic at times (just look at her aforementioned take down of Long Feng). But when it comes to every day, basic social interaction, she fails. Completely. Ruling through fear and/or intimidation is pretty much the only thing in her social skill set; excellent for being the dictator of an entire nation, not so much when trying to mingle with people her own age.



* Trent Lane in ''{{Daria}}'', despite a personality so laid back that his communiques are seldom and brief, is often able to identify moments of mounting tension between his sister Jane and her titular best friend. A few times throughout the series he tries to drop subtle (well, slightly subtle) hints that steer the girls towards peaceful resolution. Ironically, he seems pretty oblivious to Daria's long-standing crush on him up until she finally gets over it, at which point he gives her a quiet apology [[BrokenPedestal for letting her down when she was counting on him]] while subtly explaining exactly why they would never work as a couple -- without one of both of them giving up some core facet of themselves to make the other happy.

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* Trent Lane in ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', despite a personality so laid back that his communiques are seldom and brief, is often able to identify moments of mounting tension between his sister Jane and her titular best friend. A few times throughout the series he tries to drop subtle (well, slightly subtle) hints that steer the girls towards peaceful resolution. Ironically, he seems pretty oblivious to Daria's long-standing crush on him up until she finally gets over it, at which point he gives her a quiet apology [[BrokenPedestal for letting her down when she was counting on him]] while subtly explaining exactly why they would never work as a couple -- without one of both of them giving up some core facet of themselves to make the other happy.


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7th Jan '16 2:45:51 PM Gamermaster
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* Roman Torchwick from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is incredibly skilled at giving speeches, to the point that he can walk onto a stage in front of a mob of angry [[LittleBitBeastly Faunus]], use ''[[CardCarryingVillain himself]]'' as an example of HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and have them cheering for him after only two minutes.
27th Dec '15 2:39:21 PM nombretomado
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* Cassie Ainsworth in ''{{Skins}}'' takes this to prodigious levels.

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* Cassie Ainsworth in ''{{Skins}}'' ''Series/{{Skins}}'' takes this to prodigious levels.
3rd Dec '15 11:31:00 PM Gamecubist
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** Azula's actually an interesting case. She can accurately predict the movements, motivations and operatonal methods of virtually anyone she encounters. This makes her an incredibly dangerous. She can also be very charismatic at times (just look at her aforementioned take down of Long Feng. But when it comes to every day, basic social interaction, she fails. Completely. Ruling through fear and/or intimidation is pretty much the only thing in her social skill set; excellent for being the dictator of an entire nation, not so much when trying to mingle with people her own age.

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** Azula's actually an interesting case. She can accurately predict the movements, motivations and operatonal operational methods of virtually anyone she encounters. This makes her an incredibly dangerous. She can also be very charismatic at times (just look at her aforementioned take down of Long Feng.Feng). But when it comes to every day, basic social interaction, she fails. Completely. Ruling through fear and/or intimidation is pretty much the only thing in her social skill set; excellent for being the dictator of an entire nation, not so much when trying to mingle with people her own age.
26th Nov '15 10:33:41 AM Morgenthaler
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->'''Cersei Lannister:''' What do ''you'' know about warfare?\\
'''Tyrion Lannister:''' Nothing. But I know people. And I know our enemies hate each other almost as much as they hate us.
-->-- ''Series/GameOfThrones''
15th Nov '15 3:14:09 PM SamCurt
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* Kuroki of ''Literature/TanteiTeamJZJikenNote is being called "The Expert in Interpersonal Relationships" in universe.

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* Kuroki of ''Literature/TanteiTeamJZJikenNote is being called "The Expert in Interpersonal Relationships" in universe.
''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'' gets this trope, word-by-word, as his epithet.
14th Nov '15 1:05:29 PM SamCurt
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* Kuroki of ''Literature/TanteiTeamJZJikenNote is being called "The Expert in Interpersonal Relationships" in universe.
16th Sep '15 10:09:18 PM SgtFrog1
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** Azula's actually an interesting case. She can accurately predict the movements, motivations and operatonal methods of virtually anyone she encounters. This makes her an incredibly dangerous. She can also be very charismatic at times (just look at her aforementioned take down of Long Feng. But when it comes to every day, basic social interaction, she fails. Completely.

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** Azula's actually an interesting case. She can accurately predict the movements, motivations and operatonal methods of virtually anyone she encounters. This makes her an incredibly dangerous. She can also be very charismatic at times (just look at her aforementioned take down of Long Feng. But when it comes to every day, basic social interaction, she fails. Completely. Ruling through fear and/or intimidation is pretty much the only thing in her social skill set; excellent for being the dictator of an entire nation, not so much when trying to mingle with people her own age.
13th Sep '15 3:55:33 PM JCHTropeFan
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Social expertise is an alignment-neutral skill, but it's practically a prerequisite for ManipulativeBastard, MagnificentBastard and TheChessmaster. Nearly every DeadlyDecadentCourt will have at least one, probably more. May also be TheCharmer. On TheTeam, they are TheFace. Protagonist Social Experts are {{Guile Hero}}es, supporting Social Experts end up as MisterExposition, and villainous ones are normally large-scale {{Manipulative Bastard}}s. Contrast with NoSocialSkills.

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Social expertise is an alignment-neutral skill, but it's practically a prerequisite for ManipulativeBastard, MagnificentBastard and TheChessmaster. Nearly every DeadlyDecadentCourt will have at least one, probably more. May also be TheCharmer. On TheTeam, they are TheFace. Protagonist Social Experts are {{Guile Hero}}es, supporting Social Experts end up as MisterExposition, MrExposition, and villainous ones are normally large-scale {{Manipulative Bastard}}s. Contrast with NoSocialSkills.
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