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22nd Sep '16 3:23:38 AM 06tele
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** In the original radio series, he progresses to BadassNormal over the course of the Brontital storyline, even holding his own in a firefight with the Footwarriors (granted those guys couldn't run very fast), and by the end he [[spoiler:steals the Heart of Gold with his girlfriend and swears a blood oath against Zaphod to avenge the destruction of Earth.]]
** He also actually takes some time to actually come into the "coping and rationality" part of the trope.
** In the movie, this trait of Arthur is averted. He can't handle any of the weird things going on, and comes close to ''cracking'' quite a few times.

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** In the original radio series, he progresses to BadassNormal over the course of the Brontital Brontitall storyline, even holding his own in a firefight fire-fight with the Footwarriors (granted those guys couldn't run very fast), and by the end he [[spoiler:steals the Heart of Gold with his girlfriend and swears a blood oath against Zaphod to avenge the destruction of Earth.Earth. Although he never gets to carry it out.]]
** He also actually takes some time a while to actually come into the "coping and rationality" part of the trope.
trope; his initial reaction to the sight of the Vogon ships is to admit to Ford that he ''can't'' cope with it, announcing that he'll "go and have a little lie down somewhere."
** In Averted in the movie, this trait of Arthur is averted. He where he can't handle any of the weird things going on, and comes close to ''cracking'' quite a few times.
15th Sep '16 11:38:55 AM KidDynamite
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* ''Series/Bewitched'' has side character Abner Kravitz. While his wife Gladys sees all of the kooky supernatural going-ons and freaks out, Abner is completely nonchalant about the whole thing. When he hears there is a chess-playing horse in at the Stephens's house, Abner brings over a chess set to challenge it.

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* ''Series/Bewitched'' ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' has side character Abner Kravitz. While his wife Gladys wife, Gladys, sees all of the kooky supernatural going-ons and freaks out, Abner is completely nonchalant about the whole thing. When he hears there is a chess-playing horse in at the Stephens's house, Abner brings over a chess set to challenge it.
29th Aug '16 2:49:38 PM Matt620
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* ''Series/Bewitched'' has side character Abner Kravitz. While his wife Gladys sees all of the kooky supernatural going-ons and freaks out, Abner is completely nonchalant about the whole thing. When he hears there is a chess-playing horse in at the Stephens's house, Abner brings over a chess set to challenge it.
5th Aug '16 5:28:55 PM Thecommander236
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** Winston Zeddmore was this in the [Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film]], casually commenting "As long as there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."

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** Winston Zeddmore was this in the [Film/{{Ghostbusters [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film]], casually commenting "As long as there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."
30th Jul '16 6:04:03 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* This is how Stan manages to cope living in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The entire town is a WeirdnessMagnet and his father is pehaps the most insane in a town of people with multiple personalities, illiterates, [[KnightTemplarParent Knight Templar Parents]], the son of the devil, a DepravedBisexual teacher and [[ManipulativeBastard Eric Cartman]]. Despite all this, he usually watches on unfazed by what is happening this week other than to [[FacePalm hold the bridge of his nose]].

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** This conversation between [[WeirdnessMagnet Phineas]] and Candace in Season 4 showcases this trend perfectly.
--> Phineas: It's me, Candace. Phineas! Outer-space alien super-crooks from a planet of frogs and reptiles have taken over our bodies.
--> Candace (completely straight-faced): Okay. What do you want me to do?
--> Phineas: Really? You believe that weird story just like that?
--> Candace (still completely straight-faced): Yeah. It's been a long summer, kid. What do you need?
* This is how Stan manages to cope living in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The entire town is a WeirdnessMagnet and his father is pehaps perhaps the most insane in a town of people with multiple personalities, illiterates, [[KnightTemplarParent Knight Templar Parents]], the son of the devil, a DepravedBisexual teacher and [[ManipulativeBastard Eric Cartman]]. Despite all this, he usually watches on unfazed by what is happening this week other than to [[FacePalm hold the bridge of his nose]].
3rd Jul '16 2:54:57 PM AdamC
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* Maes Hughes from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is the sole regular bloke in a cast filled with Homunculi, [[LargeHam Hammy]] super-soldiers, hard-nosed veterans and murderous assassins, most one of which can wipe out entire buildings via some application of Alchemy. Hughes takes it all in stride, being just at the cusp of a BadassNormal and happily pointing out that his job keeps him safe behind a desk away from such casual, everyday horrors. Lampshaded in one fight where Hughes ducks for cover until it's all over, pointing out that a guy like him had no choice but to hide in a "contest of freaks."

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* Maes Hughes from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is the sole regular bloke in a cast filled with Homunculi, [[LargeHam Hammy]] super-soldiers, hard-nosed veterans and murderous assassins, most one of which can wipe out entire buildings via some application of Alchemy. Hughes takes it all in stride, being just at the cusp of a BadassNormal and happily pointing out that his job keeps him safe behind a desk away from such casual, everyday horrors. Lampshaded in one fight where Hughes ducks for cover until it's all over, pointing out that a guy like him had no choice but to hide in a "contest of freaks."
3rd Jul '16 2:54:28 PM AdamC
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* Played with in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when Ed finds himself surrounded by Homunculi and chimeras and humorously realizes that he, as the only normal human, is the minority, even though it's hard to consider cybernetic limbs and alchemy as ''normal.''

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* Played with in Maes Hughes from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' when Ed finds himself surrounded by Homunculi and chimeras and humorously realizes that he, as the only normal human, is the minority, even though sole regular bloke in a cast filled with Homunculi, [[LargeHam Hammy]] super-soldiers, hard-nosed veterans and murderous assassins, most one of which can wipe out entire buildings via some application of Alchemy. Hughes takes it all in stride, being just at the cusp of a BadassNormal and happily pointing out that his job keeps him safe behind a desk away from such casual, everyday horrors. Lampshaded in one fight where Hughes ducks for cover until it's hard all over, pointing out that a guy like him had no choice but to consider cybernetic limbs and alchemy as ''normal.''hide in a "contest of freaks."
31st May '16 5:00:08 AM Ohio9
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* Tsukune in ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' is an ordinary high school student who ends up going to a school intended for monsters learning to blend in with humans. Despite not having any super powers, he quickly accepts that monsters exist and learns to operate within their realm.
19th May '16 7:38:08 PM erforce
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* Janine Melnitz from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. She is surrounded by men who hunt ghosts, half of whom are mad scientists. She even has a ghost in a cage close to where she works that the busters keep as a "pet". Not once has she ever batted an eye at any of this.
** Winston Zeddmore was this in the first film, casually commenting "As long as there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."
* Dean from ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}''
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Janine Melnitz from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.the original duology. She is surrounded by men who hunt ghosts, half of whom are mad scientists. She even has a ghost in a cage close to where she works that the busters keep as a "pet". Not once has she ever batted an eye at any of this.
** Winston Zeddmore was this in the [Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} first film, film]], casually commenting "As long as there's a steady paycheck in it, I'll believe anything you say."
* %%* Dean from ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''.
13th May '16 9:22:06 AM TheUnknownUploader
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** She is nothing compared to the [[TheGenericGuy normal-est man in town]], [[IronicName Tad Strange]].
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