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10th Feb '17 1:18:13 PM sgamer82
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** Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Anhk-Morpork, has maintained control of the city by having a firm grasp of what motivates people and how to use that to his own ends. In ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'', is revealed at the end he knew long before anyone else that the island Anhk-Morpork and the Klatchians were fighting over would [[spoiler:soon sink into the ocean as suddenly as it rose]]. Upon learning this he signs a treaty that [[spoiler: surrenders the island to Klatchians with significant concessions, which amount to nothing but making Klatch and his domestic does look like fools when the inevitable happens]].

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** Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Anhk-Morpork, has maintained control of the city by having a firm grasp of what motivates people and how to use that to his own ends. In ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'', is revealed at the end he knew long before anyone else that the island Anhk-Morpork and the Klatchians were fighting over would [[spoiler:soon sink into the ocean as suddenly as it rose]]. Upon learning this he signs a treaty that [[spoiler: surrenders the island to Klatchians with significant concessions, which amount to nothing but making Klatch and his domestic does foes look like fools when the inevitable happens]].
8th Feb '17 5:23:52 AM ElClemente
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* ''{{Series/Community}}'': Jeff Winger. Doubles as an [[AmoralAttorney Amoral Attorney]].
4th Feb '17 2:50:05 AM Argon2
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* Aizen, the BigBad of much of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' possesses this skill, manipulating the whole of Soul Society into enacting his plans to [[spoiler:getting an object hidden within Rukia]] for him.

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* Aizen, the BigBad of much of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' possesses this skill, manipulating the whole of Soul Society into enacting his plans to [[spoiler:getting [[spoiler:get an object hidden within Rukia]] for him.



* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He can accurately predict actions and motivations of virtually anyone he encounters. Also he can manipulating them, either by subtly corrupting their own goals or simply imposing them his own beliefs. This best seen in the existence of Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believed the organisation would further their own ends when in actuality, they were mere tools that Tobi used to achieve his plans. He also was able to use whole countries to his advantage, so he used the overall stability and suspicion between the countries to increase his own power by providing Akatsuki as the mercenaries carrying out orders and receive remuneration for work performed.

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* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He can accurately predict actions and motivations of virtually anyone he encounters. Also he can manipulating manipulate them, either by subtly corrupting their own goals or simply imposing them his own beliefs.beliefs on them. This best seen in the existence of Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believed the organisation would further their own ends when in actuality, they were mere tools that Tobi used to achieve his plans. He also was able to use whole countries to his advantage, so he used the overall stability and suspicion between the countries to increase his own power by providing Akatsuki as the mercenaries carrying out orders and receive remuneration for work performed.



* The ''Anime/Danganronpa3'' character [[CoolTeacher Chisa]] can adapt herself to suit the resident RagtagBunchOfMisfits' personalities so quickly that they agree within a ''day'' to start attending class again. This is why Kyosuke (who's good at rhetoric but not personal interactions) assigns her spywork [[spoiler:and one reason why he's so crushed when her betrayal is revealed. Chisa was not only his {girl?)friend but his LivingEmotionalCrutch]].



* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': By the time you realize the full breadth of Dumbledores' planning and manipulation in book seven, he looks like a full-on MagnificentBastard.

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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': By the time you realize the full breadth of Dumbledores' Dumbledore's planning and manipulation in book seven, he looks like a full-on MagnificentBastard.
30th Jan '17 4:28:44 PM flodoris
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%% [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.


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* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He can accurately predict actions and motivations of virtually anyone he encounters. Also he can manipulating them, either by subtly corrupting their own goals or simply imposing them his own beliefs. This best seen in the existence of Akatsuki, its wildly-differing members working together because they believed the organisation would further their own ends when in actuality, they were mere tools that Tobi used to achieve his plans. He also was able to use whole countries to his advantage, so he used the overall stability and suspicion between the countries to increase his own power by providing Akatsuki as the mercenaries carrying out orders and receive remuneration for work performed.
28th Jan '17 3:16:01 PM sgamer82
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** This is Nanny Ogg's role among the witches of Lancre. She knows how to fit in just about anyplace and can insert herself into any crowd and know everyone's names and story within minutes. It's one of the few areas of witchcraft where even Granny Weatherwax will defer to her expertise.
23rd Jan '17 6:24:14 AM sgamer82
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* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' survives largely by manipulating those around him for information he needs or putting them in situations where they're likely to do what he needs. He'll even do this with himself, at one point removing his memory of the Death Note in a MemoryGambit to remove suspicion from himself.

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* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' survives largely by manipulating those around him for information he needs or putting them in situations where they're likely to do what he needs.wants. He'll even do this with himself, at one point removing his memory of the Death Note in a MemoryGambit to remove suspicion from himself.


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* While Shiro is consistently the better technical player in ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife's'' game-based battles, her brother Sora dominates anytime a social element is introduced. This is displayed in their first real battle, a chess game where the pieces have their own free will. Shiro's moves are perfect, but she stalls when the pawns won't sacrifice themselves just because she says so. Sora steps in at that point, addressing the chess pieces directly and delivering a RousingSpeech to motivate them to fight. Sora is so good at this his opponent is convinced he's somehow using magic to cheat.
22nd Jan '17 2:34:42 PM sgamer82
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* [[spoiler:Aizen]], the BigBad of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' possesses this skill, [[SmugSuper when he bothers to use it]].
* [[MagnificentBastard Johan Liebert]] from Anime/{{Monster}}.
* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.

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* [[spoiler:Aizen]], Aizen, the BigBad of much of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' possesses this skill, [[SmugSuper when he bothers manipulating the whole of Soul Society into enacting his plans to use it]].
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[[spoiler:getting an object hidden within Rukia]] for him.
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[[MagnificentBastard Johan Liebert]] from Anime/{{Monster}}.
* [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]] from ''Manga/DeathNote''.
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''Manga/DeathNote'' survives largely by manipulating those around him for information he needs or putting them in situations where they're likely to do what he needs. He'll even do this with himself, at one point removing his memory of the Death Note in a MemoryGambit to remove suspicion from himself.
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[[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.



* Both Lelouch Lamperouge and his older brother, Prince Schneizel, in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Askeladd from ''VinlandSaga''.

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* %% Both Lelouch Lamperouge and his older brother, Prince Schneizel, in ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* %% Askeladd from ''VinlandSaga''.



* Mister Wednesday from ''Literature/AmericanGods''.
* Cordelia Vorkosigan is the best example from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''.
* Vetinari and Moist von Lipwig from the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books.

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* %% Mister Wednesday from ''Literature/AmericanGods''.
* %% Cordelia Vorkosigan is the best example from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''.
* Vetinari and ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Moist von Lipwig from is a con man extraordinare who's talent lies in getting people to believe whatever he wants them to while thinking it was their own idea. He's managed on multiple occasions to turn a public spectacle to his advantage, turning the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books.crowd to his favor and becoming a SpannerInTheWorks for whoever he's up against in the process.
** Havelock Vetinari, Patrician of Anhk-Morpork, has maintained control of the city by having a firm grasp of what motivates people and how to use that to his own ends. In ''Literature/{{Jingo}}'', is revealed at the end he knew long before anyone else that the island Anhk-Morpork and the Klatchians were fighting over would [[spoiler:soon sink into the ocean as suddenly as it rose]]. Upon learning this he signs a treaty that [[spoiler: surrenders the island to Klatchians with significant concessions, which amount to nothing but making Klatch and his domestic does look like fools when the inevitable happens]].



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has quite a few, as would be expected given the high number of ManipulativeBastard and [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] characters. Tyrion Lannister is a rare example of being this trope despite most people ''not'' actually finding him all that charming or likeable, partly because they assume BeautyEqualsGoodness and he's an ugly dwarf, and partly because his DeadpanSnarker tendencies tend to irritate people.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has quite a few, as would be expected given the high number of ManipulativeBastard and [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] characters. ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire:''
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Tyrion Lannister is a rare example of being this trope despite most people ''not'' actually finding him all that charming or likeable, partly because they assume BeautyEqualsGoodness and he's an ugly dwarf, and partly because his DeadpanSnarker tendencies tend to irritate people.
17th Nov '16 5:15:47 AM flodoris
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* [[spoiler: Aizen]], the BigBad of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' possesses this skill, [[SmugSuper when he bothers to use it]].

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* [[spoiler: Aizen]], [[spoiler:Aizen]], the BigBad of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' possesses this skill, [[SmugSuper when he bothers to use it]].


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* [[BigBad Tobi]] [[spoiler:aka [[FallenHero Obito Uchiha]]]] from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
28th Oct '16 1:56:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ASongOfIceAndFire has quite a few, as would be expected given the high number of ManipulativeBastard and [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] characters. Tyrion Lannister is a rare example of being this trope despite most people ''not'' actually finding him all that charming or likeable, partly because they assume BeautyEqualsGoodness and he's an ugly dwarf, and partly because his DeadpanSnarker tendencies tend to irritate people.

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* ASongOfIceAndFire ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has quite a few, as would be expected given the high number of ManipulativeBastard and [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] characters. Tyrion Lannister is a rare example of being this trope despite most people ''not'' actually finding him all that charming or likeable, partly because they assume BeautyEqualsGoodness and he's an ugly dwarf, and partly because his DeadpanSnarker tendencies tend to irritate people.
22nd Sep '16 9:43:52 PM nombretomado
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* Jacky Faber of ''BloodyJack'' learned the skills she needed to become one, mostly because she had to for the sake of survival.

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* Jacky Faber of ''BloodyJack'' ''Literature/BloodyJack'' learned the skills she needed to become one, mostly because she had to for the sake of survival.
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