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14th Oct '17 7:42:34 PM Dere
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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog: Espio the Chameleon is often depicted as the only sane member of the Chaotix, especially in ''Anime/SonicX''.
8th Oct '17 3:07:57 PM LadyNorbert
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** Varric and Aveline switch off here in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Aveline during most of the game and Varric near the end. [[BlackMagicianGirl Nobody]] [[DemonicPossession else]] [[RevengeBeforeReason is]] [[TheHedonist remotely]] [[BornIntoSlavery well-adjusted]].

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** Varric and Aveline switch off here in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Aveline during most of the game and Varric near the end. Except for Hawke's sibling, who is absent for a large part of the game, [[BlackMagicianGirl Nobody]] nobody]] [[DemonicPossession else]] [[RevengeBeforeReason is]] [[TheHedonist remotely]] [[BornIntoSlavery well-adjusted]].
31st Aug '17 9:59:16 AM jtierney50
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* Samuel the Boatman of ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' probably qualifies, seeing as the bar and surrounding buildings are occupied with [[spoiler:corrupt]] [[LaResistance aristocrats trying to get the throne back]], the heir who is one of the most wanted people in Dunwall post-escape and has taken to hiding from everyone for fun, not one but two [[MadScientist genius (and probably a little crazy) inventors]], the disgraced ex-bodyguard of the empress with magic powers and a skull mask, and a handful of servants, each with their own quirks. Samuel, on the other hand just takes you from point A to point B and back again. His role as only sane man is especially apparent in High Chaos endings, where Corvo is frighteningly brutal, Emily goes full CreepyChild, and [[spoiler:the Loyalists eventually go mad and tear each other apart - ''especially'' Havelock]].
30th Aug '17 10:44:03 AM BeerBaron
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* [[ServileSnarker Haskill]] from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Shivering Isles]]''. Though the Shivering Isles is Sheogorath's realm, and Sheogorath is the Daedric Prince of Madness, being the only sane person there could make Haskill the maddest one of all...

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, [[ServileSnarker Haskill]] from is this within the [[EldritchLocation Shivering Isles]], the realm of Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]]. He does his best to serve as Sheogorath's [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder Minder]], but it is rather difficult to truly "mind" a god of madness. Additionally, being the only sane person there may make Haskill the maddest one of all... Haskill is instrumental in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Shivering Isles]]''. Though the Shivering Isles is Sheogorath's realm, and Sheogorath is the Daedric Prince of Madness, being the only sane person there could make Haskill the maddest one of all...Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion.
24th May '17 10:40:19 AM Allronix
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** A light-Side Imperial character in general takes this role. The Sith theocracy ruling the place are AxCrazy, StupidEvil bunch of {{SorcerousOverlord}}s led by (though no one knows it at the time) [[OmnicidalManiac an omnicidal nutcase]], where the only qualification is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder "stab the other guy]] [[KlingonPromotion before he stabs you"]]. The military gleefully emulates the Sith's example, and the Mandalorians are a ProudWarriorRace who are actually disdainful of the Empire and just want a chance to test themselves against the Republic (who they consider {{WorthyOpponent}}s) A Light-Sided Warrior or Inquisitor is trying to curb the stupid excesses of their peers, a light-sided Agent is as described above (running after the idiots in the Sith an military with a broom and dustpan), and a light sided BountyHunter can gleefully sabotage the Empire right and left while getting paid for it.

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** A light-Side Imperial character in general takes this role. The Sith theocracy ruling the place are an AxCrazy, StupidEvil bunch of {{SorcerousOverlord}}s led by (though no one knows it at the time) [[OmnicidalManiac an omnicidal nutcase]], where the nutcase]]. The only qualification for advancement is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder "stab the other guy]] [[KlingonPromotion before he stabs you"]]. The military gleefully emulates the Sith's example, and the Mandalorians are a ProudWarriorRace who are actually disdainful of the Empire and just want a chance to test themselves against the Republic (who they consider {{WorthyOpponent}}s) A Light-Sided Warrior or Inquisitor is trying to curb the stupid excesses of their peers, a light-sided Agent is as described above (running after the idiots in the Sith an and military with a broom and dustpan), and a light sided BountyHunter can gleefully sabotage the Empire right and left while getting paid for it.
24th May '17 10:37:50 AM Allronix
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** A light-Side Imperial character in general takes this role. The Sith theocracy ruling the place are AxCrazy, StupidEvil bunch of {{SorcerousOverlord}}s led by (though no one knows it at the time) [[OmnicidalManiac an omnicidal nutcase]], where the only qualification is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder "stab the other guy]] [[KlingonPromotion before he stabs you"]]. The military gleefully emulates the Sith's example, and the Mandalorians are a ProudWarriorRace who are actually disdainful of the Empire and just want a chance to test themselves against the Republic (who they consider {{WorthyOpponent}}s) A Light-Sided Warrior or Inquisitor is trying to curb the stupid excesses of their peers, a light-sided Agent is as described above (running after the idiots in the Sith an military with a broom and dustpan), and a light sided BountyHunter can gleefully sabotage the Empire right and left while getting paid for it.
20th May '17 3:18:46 PM nombretomado
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* The [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Malkavian]] PlayerCharacter in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is this. Yes, that's right: the [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insane]] [[SociopathicHero sociopathic]] vampire-for-hire is one of the sanest characters in the game.

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* The [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Malkavian]] PlayerCharacter in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is this. Yes, that's right: the [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insane]] [[SociopathicHero sociopathic]] vampire-for-hire is one of the sanest characters in the game.
16th May '17 6:08:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TwistedMetal'', if you win the CarFu tournament, you are granted one wish by Calypso; however, Calypso is a LiteralGenie, so most people who win get screwed over, either way. Agent Shepard, a character in ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'', is GenreSavvy enough to outright refuse to wish for anything, and just arrest Calypso when he won.
** In ''TwistedMetal'' 2, Jamie Roberts is GenreSavvy enough to ''trick'' Calypso, allowing her to save her brother.

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* In ''TwistedMetal'', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', if you win the CarFu tournament, you are granted one wish by Calypso; however, Calypso is a LiteralGenie, so most people who win get screwed over, either way. Agent Shepard, a character in ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'', is GenreSavvy enough to outright refuse to wish for anything, and just arrest Calypso when he won.
** In ''TwistedMetal'' 2, ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2'', Jamie Roberts is GenreSavvy enough to ''trick'' Calypso, allowing her to save her brother.
13th Apr '17 6:57:37 AM Siempie
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*** Given whatwas later revealed about Doug Rattman heading into ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', the irony of his having been the sane one speaks volumes of just how bad it must have been at Aperture around the time [=GlaDOS=] made her move..

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*** Given whatwas what was later revealed about Doug Rattman heading into ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', 2}}'' (namely, the fact that he's a [[ProperlyParanoid paranoid]] schizophrenic), the irony of his having been the sane one speaks volumes of just how bad it must have been at Aperture around the time [=GlaDOS=] made her move..
5th Apr '17 9:37:42 AM Discar
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* Lately, Creator/BioWare has made your starting male human party member the only really rational one of the bunch.

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* Lately, Creator/BioWare has made likes to make your starting male human party member the only really rational one of the bunch.


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* ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'': Imperial Intelligence, the espionage arm of the Sith Empire, is by far the only sane members of the Imperial military. It's repeatedly made clear that the only reason that the Empire has survived as long as it has is because Imperial Intelligence acts with pragmatism and diplomacy while the Sith are busy killing people and stabbing each other in the back. In the prologue of the Imperial Agent storyline, you're tasked with recruiting a Hutt's second in command for the Empire. Everything is going smoothly, you're poised to reveal your nature and claim the second as an asset, when suddenly your boss tells you that some random Sith killed the guy's sons, and there's no way he'll ever work with the Empire now.
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