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20th Aug '16 2:42:28 PM Ramidel
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. At least one character in the PC group needs to have good social skills to deal with the various [=NPCs=] the group will encounter. They should have high Charisma, good Etiquette skills and possibly cyberware/bioware that enhances those qualities (e.g. tailored pheromones). Such a person may be called "The Face" of the group.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''. ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
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At least one character in the PC group needs to have good social skills to deal with the various [=NPCs=] the group will encounter. They should have high Charisma, good Etiquette skills and possibly cyberware/bioware that enhances those qualities (e.g. tailored pheromones). Such a person may be called "The Face" of the group.group.
** The crown jewel of social expertise is the infamous "Pornomancer" build (the TropeNamer for ThePornomancer, but not necessarily an example). A Social Adept with the right build could throw fifty dice at a social problem, while even the greatest grand masters of a skill would normally only get twenty-five at most.
7th Jul '16 1:21:45 PM Adeon
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* Most characters in ''VideoGame/RenownedExplorers'' to a greater or lesser degree. Two of the [[TacticalRockPaperScissors three combat options]] involve either [[BreakThemByTalking demoralizing your foe]] or convincing them to [[BefriendingTheEnemy become your friend]] (the third involves physical attacks). Speaker characters are the best at social combat but all characters are skilled in at least one of the two social combat forms.
26th Jun '16 2:40:27 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{Exalted}}'' has a threefold division between social skills, mental skills, and physical skills. Any character with high social skills is a social expert. Among the Solars, members of the Zenith and Eclipse castes have the greatest talent in this area.
** DresdenFiles goes one step further, where you can fully engage in social combat, allowing you to browbeat your opponents into submission, with social skills.

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** ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a threefold division between social skills, mental skills, and physical skills. Any character with high social skills is a social expert. Among the Solars, members of the Zenith and Eclipse castes have the greatest talent in this area.
** DresdenFiles ''TabletopGame/TheDresdenFiles'' goes one step further, where you can fully engage in social combat, allowing you to browbeat your opponents into submission, with social skills.
4th Jun '16 4:03:35 PM nombretomado
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* Rosario Blancanales takes this role in the HeroesRUs group ''AbleTeam'', and it's the reason for his nickname 'The Politician'.

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* Rosario Blancanales takes this role in the HeroesRUs group ''AbleTeam'', ''Literature/AbleTeam'', and it's the reason for his nickname 'The Politician'.
11th May '16 2:05:59 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.


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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.
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.
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