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24th Sep '16 1:05:32 AM BB8ForPresident
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* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
** Jackson in that everybody but him cheers on Scott's rather miraculous change of athletic ability. He almost seems frustrated that no one else thinks that something is wrong with Scott - even his girlfriend starts hitting on Scott.
** However, as the story progresses, Jackson seems to be falling very far and very quickly on the scale of actual sanity.
*** Now the role has been doubly passed onto Stiles (for Jackson and Scott), and Lydia (for Allison).
*** Although I wouldn't really call Lydia sane as of the second season.
** Of Derek's pack, Boyd is easily the most level-headed of them, including Derek.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
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''Series/TeenWolf'': In early seasons snarky, TokenHuman and HyperCompetentSidekick Stiles is usually this to his more emotional, besotted best friend Scott, generally unstable and paranoid Derek, Allison who is frequently conflicted and destabilized by her murderous family, outwardly vapid Lydia who has voices in her head, and Jackson in that everybody but him cheers on Scott's who is more worried about winning lacrosse than people dying and then [[spoiler: ''turns into an actual lizard.'']] Despite Stiles's constant quips and hare-brained ideas, he's usually [[{{TheReliableOne}} the most dependable person to have around around]], [[{{TheSmartGuy}} will actually think up a plan]] rather miraculous change of athletic ability. He almost seems frustrated that no one else thinks that something than charging into things and is wrong with Scott - even his girlfriend starts hitting two steps ahead on Scott.
** However, as
figuring out what the story progresses, Jackson seems to be falling very far and very quickly hell is going on the scale of actual sanity.
*** Now the role has been doubly passed onto Stiles (for Jackson and Scott), and Lydia (for Allison).
*** Although I wouldn't really call Lydia sane as
most of the second season.
time. The fact that a lot of werewolves have issues with control also means he's one of the few people not trying to rip throats out on a full moon which is a bonus. [[spoiler: All this is why his possession by a fox spirit in Season 3b destabilizes everyone so badly.]]
** Of Derek's pack, Boyd is easily the most level-headed of them, including Derek.compared to the hot-headed, mad with power Isaac and Erica, and even the alleged leader, emotionally-constipated Derek, whose interpersonal skills need ''serious'' work.
17th Sep '16 5:46:45 AM pinkdalek
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** '''The Doctor''', who is canonically insane, somehow ends up being this in his Third incarnation, due to being stuck working in a branch of the British military. This is one of the reasons why his Doctor comes off relatively sensible and subdued compared to the others.
** Benton begins to take this role in the episodes where the Doctor is otherwise occupied. He is able to see through the Master's disguises without trying, and in "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" is the only person who's bothered to take notes. In "Robot", where the Doctor is barking mad after a regeneration, Benton gives the Doctor the idea for how to stop the robot simply by being the only person paying attention.
11th Sep '16 5:42:35 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Wilson from ''Series/HomeImprovement''; he's [[BunnyEarLawyer eccentric as hell]], but his purpose seems to be giving advice to the other members of the cast when they get into conflicts that their own lack of common sense got them into.

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* Wilson from ''Series/HomeImprovement''; he's [[BunnyEarLawyer [[BunnyEarsLawyer eccentric as hell]], but his purpose seems to be giving advice to the other members of the cast when they get into conflicts that their own lack of common sense got them into.
11th Sep '16 5:41:57 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Wilson from ''Series/HomeInprovement''; he's [[BunnyEaredLawyer eccentric as hell]], but his purpose seems to be giving advice to the other members of the cast when they get into conflicts that their own lack of common sense got them into.

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* Wilson from ''Series/HomeInprovement''; ''Series/HomeImprovement''; he's [[BunnyEaredLawyer [[BunnyEarLawyer eccentric as hell]], but his purpose seems to be giving advice to the other members of the cast when they get into conflicts that their own lack of common sense got them into.
11th Sep '16 5:41:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Wilson from ''Series/HomeInprovement''; he's [[BunnyEaredLawyer eccentric as hell]], but his purpose seems to be giving advice to the other members of the cast when they get into conflicts that their own lack of common sense got them into.
27th Aug '16 5:03:50 PM LaptopGuy
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* ''Series/KirbyBuckets'': Belinda.



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



* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': the eponymous Malcolm to his delinquent, dysfunctional family, his impossibly nerdy, neurotic, and socially inept friends, his nasty, petty, stupid neighbors and classmates, ''and'' the entirety of the shallow, unappreciative, unfair society around him. Deconstructed, as [[TheSnarkKnight being this trope for too long and going through too much frustration as a result of his sane-ness]] turns him cynical and bitter enough for his OSM-cred to start slipping in the last couple of seasons (thought the finale strongly hints that he earns it back once he dares to live up to his potential).

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': the eponymous Malcolm to his delinquent, dysfunctional family, his impossibly nerdy, neurotic, and socially inept friends, his nasty, petty, stupid neighbors and classmates, ''and'' the entirety of the shallow, unappreciative, unfair society around him. Deconstructed, as [[TheSnarkKnight being this trope for too long and going through too much frustration as a result of his sane-ness]] turns him cynical and bitter enough for his OSM-cred to start slipping in the last couple of seasons (thought the finale strongly hints that he earns it back once he dares to live up to his potential). When it's not him, usually Francis plays the role instead.


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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': Ned Bigby, of course, although Moze occasionally falls into this role as well.
11th Jul '16 2:22:30 AM mario0987
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* {{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.

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* {{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.
11th Jun '16 8:14:19 AM WillBGood
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* '''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]''': At one point, BJ suggests Klinger may actually be this. precisely because he's the only one actively trying to remove himself from [[KoreanWar the war]].

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* '''[[Series/{{MASH}} M*A*S*H]]''': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': At one point, BJ suggests Klinger may actually be this. precisely because he's the only one actively trying to remove himself from [[KoreanWar the war]].
11th Jun '16 8:12:48 AM WillBGood
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-->'''Jane''': Oh, ''Steve!'' How much longer?
-->'''Steve''': [[LiteralMinded About the usual amount.]]
-->'''Jane''': How much longer ''in minutes'' Steve?

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-->'''Jane''': --->'''Jane''': Oh, ''Steve!'' How much longer?
-->'''Steve''': --->'''Steve''': [[LiteralMinded About the usual amount.]]
-->'''Jane''': --->'''Jane''': How much longer ''in minutes'' Steve?
10th Jun '16 1:39:49 PM Doug86
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** Edmund Blackadder. Surrounded as he is by idiotic and / or mad superiors and underlings. For all his faults, Edmund is usually the only sane person around at any given time period. Unfortunately for him, if there are any ''other'' sane people around, they're usually gunning directly for him. He's also a lot more savvy than most people around him in a historical sense as well, being able to recognize where his contemporaries cannot that witch hunts solve nothing, the application of leeches to various body parts isn't an effective medical treatment, and that WorldWarI is one long, muddy, blood-soaked and pointless waste of time and lives.

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** Edmund Blackadder. Surrounded as he is by idiotic and / or mad superiors and underlings. For all his faults, Edmund is usually the only sane person around at any given time period. Unfortunately for him, if there are any ''other'' sane people around, they're usually gunning directly for him. He's also a lot more savvy than most people around him in a historical sense as well, being able to recognize where his contemporaries cannot that witch hunts solve nothing, the application of leeches to various body parts isn't an effective medical treatment, and that WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is one long, muddy, blood-soaked and pointless waste of time and lives.
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