History PlayingWith / LawfulStupid

3rd Jun '13 12:16:32 PM megarockman
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* '''Exploited''': ???
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* '''Exploited''': ???The BigBad intentionally lures Jason's attention towards relatively minor infractions, serving to both distract the good guys from his true intentions as well as make them [[HeroWithBadPublicity Heroes With Bad Publicity]] to make their lives more difficult.
31st Mar '13 8:39:43 AM BibsDibs
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** Jason is either a robot or he was raised in a way that programmed the law into his head. He believes the law is the highest morality there is and the listening to it is the only way to keep order which leads to some... issues.
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** Jason is either a robot or he was raised in a way that programmed the law into his head. He believes the law is the highest morality there is and the that listening to it is the only way to keep order which leads to some... issues.
16th Jan '13 1:13:23 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Downplayed''': Jason is a knight in shining armor who constantly adheres to the spirit of the law, rather than the letter. He won't arrest Evuls because of crimes he committed in other cities because that isn't covered by law, but when evuls opens up a shop Jason does a through inspection and, on finding what looks like a setup for smuggling in illegal items into the shop is being built, arrests Evuls at once.
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* '''Downplayed''': Jason is a knight in shining armor who constantly adheres to the spirit of the law, rather than the letter. He won't arrest Evuls Evulz because of crimes he committed in other cities because that isn't covered by law, but when evuls evulz opens up a shop Jason does a through inspection and, on finding what looks like a setup for smuggling in illegal items into the shop is being built, arrests Evuls at once.
12th Dec '12 6:52:08 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': Jason is a naive idiot.
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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''': ** Jason is a naive idiot.

* '''Deconstructed''': The KnightTemplar, which presents zealousness at the price of compassion as a villainous trait. * '''Reconstructed''': As a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something he did]], something bad happens, causing Jason to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. He learns that having common sense is important, and stops being LawfulStupid.

* '''Deconstructed''': The KnightTemplar, which presents zealousness at the price of compassion as a villainous trait. * '''Reconstructed''': As a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something he did]], something bad happens, causing Jason to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. He learns that having common sense is important, and stops being LawfulStupid.'''Exploited''': ???

* '''PlayedForLaughs''': Jason knows damn well how many times he has exceeded the speed limit, gotten a parking ticket or jaywalked or done any kind of minor violation of the law in the book, but he is still determined to punish himself despite being told by everyone he knows that he should really just relax. * '''PlayedForDrama''': After the urchin grows up, he proceeds to frame everyone Jason loves and respects for equally small crimes, and making Jason aware of it so he's forced to torture them too. After Jason is left alone and confused, the urchin plays one final head game on Jason by crafting a scenario with such a terrible LogicBomb that Jason is finally forced to make a ZerothLawRebellion or go insane. Once he's finally free of his LawfulStupid way of thinking, the urchin wraps up the {{Tragedy}} by revealing the manipulation, and how he could have saved all his friends if he'd just been willing to use his brain.
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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': '''Deconstructed''': The KnightTemplar, which presents zealousness at the price of compassion as a villainous trait. * '''Reconstructed''': As a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something he did]], something bad happens, causing Jason to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. He learns that having common sense is important, and stops being LawfulStupid. * '''Played For Laughs''': Jason knows damn well how many times he has exceeded the speed limit, gotten a parking ticket or jaywalked or done any kind of minor violation of the law in the book, but he is still determined to punish himself despite being told by everyone he knows that he should really just relax. * '''PlayedForDrama''': '''Played For Drama''': After the urchin grows up, he proceeds to frame everyone Jason loves and respects for equally small crimes, and making Jason aware of it so he's forced to torture them too. After Jason is left alone and confused, the urchin plays one final head game on Jason by crafting a scenario with such a terrible LogicBomb that Jason is finally forced to make a ZerothLawRebellion or go insane. Once he's finally free of his LawfulStupid way of thinking, the urchin wraps up the {{Tragedy}} by revealing the manipulation, and how he could have saved all his friends if he'd just been willing to use his brain.

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12th Dec '12 4:39:56 PM skywerewolf
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* '''Downplayed''': Jason is a knight in shining armor who constantly adheres to the spirit of the law, rather than the letter. He won't arrest Evuls because of crimes he committed in other cities because that isn't covered by law, but when evuls opens up a shop Jason does a through inspection and, on finding what looks like a setup for smuggling in illegal items into the shop is being built, arrests Evuls at once.

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** Jason is either a robot or he was raised in a way that programmed the law into his head. He believes the law is the highest morality there is and the listening to it is the only way to keep order which leads to some... issues.
4th Dec '12 5:52:52 AM Tarlonniel
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Not the trope.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Mason starts out as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, though he has a few niggling issues that act as his {{berserk button}}s. These are [[FreudianExcuse decently explained]], however, and he's shown to be ''aware'' that these cloud his judgment and relies on others to keep him from losing sight of his common sense. Unfortunately, his protegee Jason is a full-fledged KnightTemplar, and while Mason is able to curtail Jason's Lawful Stupidity for a time, he ends up succumbing to the MentorOccupationalHazard, after which Jason takes over the organization. Naturally, [[ItGotWorse it gets worse]].
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* '''Zig Zagged''': Mason starts out as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, though he has a few niggling issues that act as his {{berserk button}}s. These are [[FreudianExcuse decently explained]], however, and he's shown to be ''aware'' that these cloud his judgment and relies on others to keep him from losing sight of his common sense. Unfortunately, his protegee Jason is a full-fledged KnightTemplar, and while Mason is able to curtail Jason's Lawful Stupidity for a time, he ends up succumbing to the MentorOccupationalHazard, after which Jason takes over the organization. Naturally, [[ItGotWorse it gets worse]].worse.
6th Aug '12 7:57:13 AM randomtroper89
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** The player behind Jason is an experienced DungeonsAndDragons player, and knows how to be Lawful properly.

* '''TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste''': The president performs an unconstitutional act in order to save the country from being brought down by a DystopianEdict, with Jason as the only witness. The president explains that due to constitutional technicalities, reporting it would result in the dissolution of the government and cause public chaos, Jason reports it anyway. As the system crumbles and the country becomes a lawless hell, Jason slowly wonders how he can uphold the law if there isn't one to uphold.
19th Jun '12 12:58:59 PM FinalStarman
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'''Basic Trope:''' A Lawful character carries the IdiotBall because that is the Lawful thing to do * '''Straight:''' Jason, a self-declared KnightInShiningArmor, tends to go a bit overboard when it comes to enforcing the law, to the point where it supersedes other considerations like common sense. * '''Exaggerated:''' Jason the paladin ''insists'' that he is a paragon of saintly virtue out to purify the hopelessly corrupt world and overreacts to anything he deems sinful, to the point of dragging people to jail for jaywalking.
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'''Basic Trope:''' Trope''': A Lawful character carries the IdiotBall because that is the Lawful thing to do * '''Straight:''' '''Straight''': Jason, a self-declared KnightInShiningArmor, tends to go a bit overboard when it comes to enforcing the law, to the point where it supersedes other considerations like common sense. * '''Exaggerated:''' '''Exaggerated''': Jason the paladin ''insists'' that he is a paragon of saintly virtue out to purify the hopelessly corrupt world and overreacts to anything he deems sinful, to the point of dragging people to jail for jaywalking.

* '''Inverted:''' ChaoticStupid * '''Subverted:''' While Jason is a stickler for rules, he isn't so stringent about enforcing them that he loses sight of common sense. ** Alternatively, he is LawfulEvil. * '''Double Subverted:''' After seeing his allies snatch a purse, Jason catches them and calmly makes them return the money and apologize, and seems to empathize with their plight and let him go... but then clubs them upside the back of the head when they turns to leave and drags their bleeding bodies to jail. * '''Parodied:''' Jason realizes that he is jaywalking [[FridgeLogic in the middle of the forest]], and promptly pulls his sword to kill himself in a holy fire of justice.
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* '''Inverted:''' '''Inverted''': ChaoticStupid * '''Subverted:''' '''Subverted''': ** While Jason is a stickler for rules, he isn't so stringent about enforcing them that he loses sight of common sense. ** Alternatively, he Jason is LawfulEvil. * '''Double Subverted:''' Subverted''': After seeing his allies snatch a purse, Jason catches them and calmly makes them return the money and apologize, and seems to empathize with their plight and let him go... but then clubs them upside the back of the head when they turns to leave and drags their bleeding bodies to jail. * '''Parodied:''' '''Parodied''': Jason realizes that he is jaywalking [[FridgeLogic in the middle of the forest]], and promptly pulls his sword to kill himself in a holy fire of justice.

* '''Reconstructed:''' As a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something he did]], something bad happens, causing Jason to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. He learns that having common sense is important, and stops being LawfulStupid. * '''Zig Zagged:''' Mason starts out as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, though he has a few niggling issues that act as his {{berserk button}}s. These are [[FreudianExcuse decently explained]], however, and he's shown to be ''aware'' that these cloud his judgment and relies on others to keep him from losing sight of his common sense. Unfortunately, his protegee Jason is a full-fledged KnightTemplar, and while Mason is able to curtail Jason's Lawful Stupidity for a time, he ends up succumbing to the MentorOccupationalHazard, after which Jason takes over the organization. Naturally, [[ItGotWorse it gets worse]]. * '''Averted:''' Jason is a Lawful paladin that has common sense. * '''Enforced:''' "We need a rival for our LoveableRogue to butt heads with! Let's make a paladin with little common sense" * '''Lampshaded:''' A StreetUrchin caught stealing bread sarcastically asks Jason upon being caught if he's gonna torture him for such a small crime.
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* '''Reconstructed:''' '''Reconstructed''': As a result of [[NiceJobBreakingItHero something he did]], something bad happens, causing Jason to have a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment. He learns that having common sense is important, and stops being LawfulStupid. * '''Zig Zagged:''' Zagged''': Mason starts out as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, though he has a few niggling issues that act as his {{berserk button}}s. These are [[FreudianExcuse decently explained]], however, and he's shown to be ''aware'' that these cloud his judgment and relies on others to keep him from losing sight of his common sense. Unfortunately, his protegee Jason is a full-fledged KnightTemplar, and while Mason is able to curtail Jason's Lawful Stupidity for a time, he ends up succumbing to the MentorOccupationalHazard, after which Jason takes over the organization. Naturally, [[ItGotWorse it gets worse]]. * '''Averted:''' '''Averted''': Jason is a Lawful paladin that has common sense. * '''Enforced:''' '''Enforced''': "We need a rival for our LoveableRogue to butt heads with! Let's make a paladin with little common sense" * '''Lampshaded:''' '''Lampshaded''': A StreetUrchin caught stealing bread sarcastically asks Jason upon being caught if he's gonna torture him for such a small crime.

* '''Defied:''' The player behind Jason is an experienced DungeonsAndDragons player, and knows how to be Lawful properly. ** Alternately, Jason became a paladin ''because'' he was sick of LawfulStupid paladins, and wanted to show them how they ''should'' be acting.
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* '''Defied:''' '''Defied''': ** The player behind Jason is an experienced DungeonsAndDragons player, and knows how to be Lawful properly. ** Alternately, Jason became a paladin ''because'' he was sick of LawfulStupid paladins, and wanted to show them how they ''should'' be acting.

* '''Discussed:''' "Jason is a real stickler for the rules! Why can't he just have any common sense?" * '''Conversed:''' "But his actions are morally questionable, as he doesn't seem to know how to be lawful without being unintelligent!" * '''Played For Laughs:''' Jason knows damn well how many times he has exceeded the speed limit, gotten a parking ticket or jaywalked or done any kind of minor violation of the law in the book, but he is still determined to punish himself despite being told by everyone he knows that he should really just relax. * '''Played For Drama:''' After the urchin grows up, he proceeds to frame everyone Jason loves and respects for equally small crimes, and making Jason aware of it so he's forced to torture them too. After Jason is left alone and confused, the urchin plays one final head game on Jason by crafting a scenario with such a terrible LogicBomb that Jason is finally forced to make a ZerothLawRebellion or go insane. Once he's finally free of his LawfulStupid way of thinking, the urchin wraps up the {{Tragedy}} by revealing the manipulation, and how he could have saved all his friends if he'd just been willing to use his brain. * '''They Plotted A Perfectly Good Waste:''' The president performs an unconstitutional act in order to save the country from being brought down by a DystopianEdict, with Jason as the only witness. The president explains that due to constitutional technicalities, reporting it would result in the dissolution of the government and cause public chaos, Jason reports it anyway. As the system crumbles and the country becomes a lawless hell, Jason slowly wonders how he can uphold the law if there isn't one to uphold.
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* '''Discussed:''' '''Discussed''': "Jason is a real stickler for the rules! Why can't he just have any common sense?" * '''Conversed:''' '''Conversed''': "But his actions are morally questionable, as he doesn't seem to know how to be lawful without being unintelligent!" * '''Played For Laughs:''' '''PlayedForLaughs''': Jason knows damn well how many times he has exceeded the speed limit, gotten a parking ticket or jaywalked or done any kind of minor violation of the law in the book, but he is still determined to punish himself despite being told by everyone he knows that he should really just relax. * '''Played For Drama:''' '''PlayedForDrama''': After the urchin grows up, he proceeds to frame everyone Jason loves and respects for equally small crimes, and making Jason aware of it so he's forced to torture them too. After Jason is left alone and confused, the urchin plays one final head game on Jason by crafting a scenario with such a terrible LogicBomb that Jason is finally forced to make a ZerothLawRebellion or go insane. Once he's finally free of his LawfulStupid way of thinking, the urchin wraps up the {{Tragedy}} by revealing the manipulation, and how he could have saved all his friends if he'd just been willing to use his brain. * '''They Plotted A Perfectly Good Waste:''' '''TheyPlottedAPerfectlyGoodWaste''': The president performs an unconstitutional act in order to save the country from being brought down by a DystopianEdict, with Jason as the only witness. The president explains that due to constitutional technicalities, reporting it would result in the dissolution of the government and cause public chaos, Jason reports it anyway. As the system crumbles and the country becomes a lawless hell, Jason slowly wonders how he can uphold the law if there isn't one to uphold.

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10th Nov '11 12:03:01 PM UknownTroper
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* '''Deconstructed''': Jason becomes [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular]].
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* '''Deconstructed''': Jason becomes [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular]].The KnightTemplar, which presents zealousness at the price of compassion as a villainous trait.
6th Nov '11 10:11:49 PM Bicorn
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* '''Exaggerated:''' Jason the paladin ''insists'' that he is a paragon of saintly virtue out to purify the hopelessly corrupt world and overreacts to anything he deems sinful like defying an obviously backwards law.
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* '''Exaggerated:''' Jason the paladin ''insists'' that he is a paragon of saintly virtue out to purify the hopelessly corrupt world and overreacts to anything he deems sinful like defying an obviously backwards law.sinful, to the point of dragging people to jail for jaywalking.
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