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24th Mar '17 11:26:47 AM gb00393
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** Catelyn is definitely the smartest and most down-to-earth of the Tully siblings. After the Season 2 finale, she might also count as the one sane person in Robb's camp, although this depends on how justified you think she is in releasing Jaime or whether it was a truly boneheaded decision. A point in her favour, at least, is that Robb's bannermen actively plot to murder Jaime, so she isn't wrong in thinking that they'd lost their only bargaining chip either way. And in "The Rains of Castamere", when Lothar Frey closes the doors and "The Rains" start playing, she is the ''only'' member of the Stark retinue that suspects something bad is coming. Well, her and Grey Wind.
17th Mar '17 3:45:51 PM k410ren
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** Tyrion has hints of this on his trip to the Eyrie.

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** Tyrion has hints of this on his trip to the Eyrie.Eyrie, particularly when he pokes a few holes into Catelyn Stark's belief that [[spoiler:he tried to murder her son Bran.]]
-->'''Tyrion''': What sort of imbecile arms an assassin with his own blade?
-->'''Rodrik''': Should I gag him?
-->'''Tyrion''': Why? Am I starting to make sense?
19th Feb '17 12:02:40 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Lord Renly Baratheon views himself as this after Ned Stark rejects his plan in "You Win or You Die." At the very least, he's a far more sensible person than his brothers or his "nephew" Joffrey.

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Lord Renly Baratheon views himself as this after Ned Stark rejects his plan in "You Win or You Die." At the very least, he's a far more sensible person than his brothers or his "nephew" Joffrey.Joffrey.
** Tyrion has hints of this on his trip to the Eyrie.
** Varys has shades of this as well. When asked by Ned who he truly serves, he simply says "The realm, Lord Stark. Someone must."
** At several points early in her relationship with Khal Drogo and the Dothraki, and with her brother becoming more insane by the day, Daenerys gives the impression she feels this way, until her friendship with Jorah solidifies.
13th Feb '17 10:50:25 AM LaptopGuy
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': Michael Bluth believes he's this. He really, really isn't, but compared to [[DysfunctionJunction the rest of]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily his family]] he may as well be. In fact, he's probably only the third most sane person in his family, behind George Michael and Maeby. Funny enough, the true OSM is the narrator/documentary crew.

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': Michael Bluth believes he's this. He really, really isn't, but compared to [[DysfunctionJunction the rest of]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily his family]] he may as well be. In fact, he's probably only the third most sane person in his family, behind Only George Michael and Maeby.Maeby come anywhere close to registering as such. Funny enough, the true OSM is the narrator/documentary crew.



* ''Series/GamersGuideToPrettyMuchEverything'': Conor.



* ''Series/HenryDanger'' has Charlotte in this role.



* Tripp Campbell from ''Series/ImInTheBand''. When it's not him it's usually his mom in the role.



* In ''Series/KCUndercover'', KC herself fills this role to a T.



* ''Series/KirbyBuckets'': Belinda, the put-upon and often ignored best friend of Kirby's sister Dawn. Given the show's general tone, she's occasionally NotSoAboveItAll.

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* ''Series/KickinIt'': Jack and Kim are the least goofy members of the crew.
* ''Series/KirbyBuckets'': Belinda, the put-upon and often ignored best friend of Kirby's sister Dawn. Given the show's general tone, she's occasionally NotSoAboveItAll. Of the three boys, it's almost always Kirby himself in the role.



* ''Series/LabRats'': Tasha tends to fill this role the most.

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* ''Series/LabRats'': Tasha tends to fill this role the most. The role is rarely designated amongst the kids -- though it's usually specified that Adam is the ''least'' sane of the four, as he is usually either completely oblivous to the situation at hand or making fun of Chase's height.



* ''Series/MightyMed'': Usually Oliver.



* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': The level-headed Moze is usually the voice of reason of the main trio, and much more sensible compared to Ned, Cookie, and most of the school. Ned also fills this role, being a fairly normal RidiculouslyAverageGuy, while the other students (and the teachers) are merely caricatures and act like over–the–top cartoon characters.

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': The level-headed Moze is usually the voice of reason of the main trio, and much more sensible compared to Ned, Cookie, and most of the school. Ned also fills this role, being a fairly normal RidiculouslyAverageGuy, while the other students (and the teachers) are merely caricatures and act like over–the–top cartoon characters. Amongst the teachers, Mr. Wright (later Principal Wright) holds this role.


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* Cody Martin from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''


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* ''Series/TheThunderman'': This role rotates between Phoebe and Barb.


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* The former half of ''Series/ZekeAndLuther''.
21st Jan '17 11:41:52 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/AlphaHouse'': After he takes a hit in the polls for applauding something President Obama said in his State of the Union address, Sen. Robbert Bettencourt (R-PA) decides to play up this trope for his next primary debate. Which is a pretty easy task for him, given that his opponents turn out to be A) a restaurant owner who boasts about his ability to dodge income taxes, B) a PETA treasurer, C) the self-proclaimed reincarnation of James Buchanan (who even debates in-character), D) an alchemist, E) a self-educated libertarian who advocates repealing all laws in existence, and F) a 9/11 truther.

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* ''Series/AlphaHouse'': After he takes a hit in the polls for applauding something President Obama said in his State of the Union address, Sen. Robbert Bettencourt (R-PA) decides to play up this trope for his next primary debate. Which is turns out to be a pretty easy task for him, given that his opponents turn out to be A) a restaurant owner who boasts about his ability to dodge income taxes, B) a PETA treasurer, C) the self-proclaimed reincarnation of James Buchanan (who even who debates in-character), in-character, D) an alchemist, E) a self-educated libertarian who advocates repealing all laws in existence, and F) a 9/11 truther.



* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Of the Nelson & Murdock trio, Foggy Nelson is the only one to not have a DarkAndTroubledPast (as shown heavily with Matt, and heavily implied with Karen) or to have a habit of getting involved in dangerous situations / engage in illegal methods. In "Kinbaku," his reaction to Karen admitting that she broke into Frank Castle's house is an exasperated, "No-no, we successfully dodged a metaphorical bullet and quite a few literal ones. We need to be done with the crazy, you guys! We ''need'' normal!" clearly reprimanding both Matt and Karen for their own [[ChronicHeroSyndrome chronic hero tendencies]].



* ''Series/LukeCage'': Shades is unfailingly pragmatic among the criminals, knowing when to (and when not to) have standards. He often tries to play HonestAdvisor and appeal for his more emotional crime bosses to do the practical thing rather than be self-destructively violent or aggressive. Hardly anyone listens when they should except for Mariah Dillard, and Shades' pragmatism nearly gets him killed by Diamondback.

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* ''Series/LukeCage'': Shades ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Hernan "Shades" Alvarez is unfailingly pragmatic among the criminals, knowing when to (and when not to) have standards. He often tries to play HonestAdvisor and appeal for his more emotional volatile crime bosses to do the practical thing rather than be self-destructively violent or aggressive. Hardly anyone listens when they should except for Mariah Dillard, and Shades' pragmatism nearly gets him killed by Diamondback.
15th Jan '17 5:37:56 AM Doug86
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* ''{{Outnumbered}}'': In this BBC comedy, the sensible Jake Brockman often ends up as this, when thrown together with his younger and crazier siblings Ben and Karen. (Resulting in endless frustration and eventual snarking on his part).
* {{Series/OnceUponATime}}: Henry (who is all of 12 years old) and Archie (Jiminy Cricket) are possibly the most sensible people on the show. Too bad no one bothers to listen to either of them. Emma also acts as this.

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* ''{{Outnumbered}}'': ''Series/{{Outnumbered}}'': In this BBC comedy, the sensible Jake Brockman often ends up as this, when thrown together with his younger and crazier siblings Ben and Karen. (Resulting in endless frustration and eventual snarking on his part).
* {{Series/OnceUponATime}}: ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Henry (who is all of 12 years old) and Archie (Jiminy Cricket) are possibly the most sensible people on the show. Too bad no one bothers to listen to either of them. Emma also acts as this.
28th Dec '16 3:17:56 AM TommyTiger
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* Most of the characters in ''Series/ModernFamily'' are [[DumbIsGood lacking of common sense, but nice people]] at best and [[{{Jerkass}} stupid and mean]] at worst. Manny and Lilly are both good and show more common sense than anyone else. Of course, they sometimes get a hold of the [[IdiotBall Idiot]] and [[JerkassBall Jerkass]] Balls, but otherwise the above characterization occurs.



* Most of the characters in ''Series/ModernFamily'' are [[DumbIsGood lacking of common sense, but nice people]] at best and [[{{Jerkass}} stupid and mean]] at worst. Manny and Lilly are neither.
28th Dec '16 3:10:14 AM TommyTiger
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* Most of the characters in ''Series/ModernFamily'' are [[DumbIsGood lacking of common sense, but nice people]] at best and [[{{Jerkass}} stupid and mean]] at worst. Manny and Lilly are neither.
26th Dec '16 11:47:13 AM annette12
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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Ned Bigby, of course, although Moze occasionally falls into this role as well.

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Ned Bigby, of course, although The level-headed Moze occasionally falls into is usually the voice of reason of the main trio, and much more sensible compared to Ned, Cookie, and most of the school. Ned also fills this role as well.role, being a fairly normal RidiculouslyAverageGuy, while the other students (and the teachers) are merely caricatures and act like over–the–top cartoon characters.
19th Dec '16 7:58:34 AM futuremoviewriter
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* ''Mr. Young'': Adam Young, though sometimes gets a little crazy, is almost always the straight man to everyone around him who has strange quirks and/or runs on really dumb logic. Echo Zizzleswift is also often played to this too.
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