History PlayingWith / NonActionGuy

2nd Aug '14 9:36:27 PM BibsDibs
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** Bob was TheMole. He was only pretending to be a non-action guy, so no one would suspect he was behind all those murders.
2nd Aug '14 9:09:50 PM BibsDibs
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** Bob is TechnicalPacifist who only uses violence as last resort which is to say, only occasionally.

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** Bob is a TechnicalPacifist who only uses violence as last resort which is to say, only occasionally.
2nd Aug '14 9:09:30 PM BibsDibs
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** Bob is TechnicalPacifist who only uses violence as last resort which is to say, only occasionally.
10th May '13 10:05:42 AM DunDun
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* '''Subverted''': Emperor Evulz kidnaps Alice and corners Bob. He's expecting a quick victory, but Bob [[LetsGetDangerous pummels the crap out of him]] with more force than Alice could ever muster.
* '''Double Subverted''': It is made explicitly clear that the asskicking was a one-time thing and was Bob's fight-or-flight response working.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Emperor Evulz kidnaps Alice and corners Bob. He's expecting a quick victory, but Bob [[LetsGetDangerous pummels the crap out of him]] with more force than Alice could ever muster.
** Bob is normally a quiet LovableCoward, but when Alice, an ActionGirl, is finally beaten, he [[TheBerserker loses it and pummels the crap out of everyone in the room]].
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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It is made explicitly clear that the asskicking was a one-time thing and was Bob's fight-or-flight response working.working.
** It is then revealed that Alice doubles as Bob's LivingEmotionalCrutch to keep him as his "typical" quiet LovableCoward self.
27th Jan '13 8:08:31 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice is the superior fighter, but Bob can hold his own in a pinch.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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Alice is the superior fighter, but Bob can hold his own in a pinch.



* '''Justified''': Bob has other skills whose values are not immediately visible. Or ''are'' immediately visible, but are unrelated to combat.
** Bob and Alice are in a relationship, and both enjoy the time together, whether Bob is of much use or not.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob has other skills whose values are not immediately visible. Or ''are'' immediately visible, but are unrelated to combat.
** Bob and Alice are in a relationship, and both enjoy the time together, whether Bob is of much use or not.



* '''Deconstructed''': Having to both save the world and rescue Bob all the time puts an undue amount of strain on her - this causes her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Alice realizes that Bob is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice enjoys keeping Bob around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
** Bob can contribute in other ways.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob starts out as TheLoad, until Alice gets tired of him and leaves him. But then Bob returns after [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a better fighter,]] that is, until he suffers severely from TheWorfEffect, but Alice decides that she likes him anyway.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Having to both save the world and rescue Bob all the time puts an undue amount of strain on her - this causes her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Alice realizes that Bob is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice enjoys keeping Bob around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
** Bob can contribute in other ways.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob starts out as TheLoad, until Alice gets tired of him and leaves him. But then Bob returns after [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a better fighter,]] that is, until he suffers severely from TheWorfEffect, but Alice decides that she likes him anyway.



* '''Exploited''': The villain(s) constantly attack and kidnap Bob, knowing that he can't defend himself.



* '''Exploited''': The villain(s) constantly attack and kidnap Bob, knowing that he can't defend himself.



* '''Deconstructed''':
** Having to both save the world and rescue Bob all the time puts an undue amount of strain on her - this causes her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Alice realizes that Bob is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Alice enjoys keeping Bob around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
** Bob can contribute in other ways.



Back to NonActionGuy.

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28th Jun '12 5:40:21 PM randomtroper89
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** Bob can contribute in other ways.
9th Dec '11 4:15:22 AM Kindle4Light
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** Bob does not fight in combat. Instead, he is a sniper who assists Alice by shooting down several enemies while Alice handles the rest.
8th Oct '11 1:59:01 PM moonytheloony
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice is the superior fighter, but Bob can hold his own in a pinch.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is the superior fighter, but Bob can hold his own in a pinch.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob starts out as TheLoad, until Alice is the superior fighter, gets tired of him and leaves him. But then Bob returns after [[TookALevelInBadass becoming a better fighter,]] that is, until he suffers severely from TheWorfEffect, but Bob can hold his own in a pinch.Alice decides that she likes him anyway.


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* '''Exploited''': The villain(s) constantly attack and kidnap Bob, knowing that he can't defend himself.


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* '''Conversed''': "Do you notice those shows where the girl is {{Badass}} and the guy is totally useless?"
20th Jul '11 6:45:21 AM eX
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* '''Straight''': Bill frequently tags around [[ActionGirl Lily]] on her various adventures, but he's useless in a fight and seemingly has no reason to join Lily.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bill is a totally pathetic and useless guy who never helps Lily and [[TheLoad hinders her quests]] more than the ''villains.''
* '''Justified''': Bill has other skills whose values are not immediately visible. Or ''are'' immediately visible, but are unrelated to combat.
** Bill and Lily are in a relationship, and both enjoy the time together, whether Bill is of much use or not.
** Lily is Bill's bodyguard. If she wasn't more capable of protecting him than he was of protecting himself, it would defeat the entire point of ''having'' a bodyguard.
* '''Inverted''': Bil is a BadassBookworm adventurer who is constantly having to bail Lily, a FauxActionGirl, out of trouble.
* '''Subverted''': Emperor Evulz kidnaps Lily and corners Bill. He's expecting a quick victory, but Bill [[LetsGetDangerous beats the crap out of him]] with more force than Lily could ever muster.
* '''Double Subverted''': It is made explicitly clear that the asskicking was a one-time thing and was Bill's fight-or-flight response working.
* '''Parodied''': Bill is completely incapable of doing anything, and would lose a fight to a malnourished three-year old.
* '''Deconstructed''': Having to both save the world and rescue Bill all the time puts an undue amount of strain on Lily, causing her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Lily realizes that Bill is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''': Lily enjoys keeping Bill around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Lily is the superior fighter, but Bill can hold his own in a pinch.
* '''Averted''': From the outset, Bill is established as having at least some fighting ability.

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* '''Straight''': Bill Bob frequently tags around [[ActionGirl Lily]] the ActionGirl Alice on her various adventures, but he's useless in a fight and seemingly has no reason to join Lily.
Alice.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bill Bob is a totally pathetic and useless guy who never helps Lily Alice and [[TheLoad hinders her quests]] more than the ''villains.''villain(s).''
* '''Justified''': Bill Bob has other skills whose values are not immediately visible. Or ''are'' immediately visible, but are unrelated to combat.
** Bill Bob and Lily Alice are in a relationship, and both enjoy the time together, whether Bill Bob is of much use or not.
** Lily Alice is Bill's Bob's bodyguard. If she wasn't more capable of protecting him than he was of protecting himself, it would defeat the entire point of ''having'' a bodyguard.
* '''Inverted''': Bil Bob is a BadassBookworm adventurer who is constantly having to bail Lily, Alice, a FauxActionGirl, out of trouble.
* '''Subverted''': Emperor Evulz kidnaps Lily Alice and corners Bill. Bob. He's expecting a quick victory, but Bill Bob [[LetsGetDangerous beats pummels the crap out of him]] with more force than Lily Alice could ever muster.
* '''Double Subverted''': It is made explicitly clear that the asskicking was a one-time thing and was Bill's Bob's fight-or-flight response working.
* '''Parodied''': Bill Bob is completely incapable of doing anything, and would lose a fight to a malnourished three-year old.
* '''Deconstructed''': Having to both save the world and rescue Bill Bob all the time puts an undue amount of strain on Lily, causing her - this causes her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Lily Alice realizes that Bill Bob is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''': Lily Alice enjoys keeping Bill Bob around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Lily Alice is the superior fighter, but Bill Bob can hold his own in a pinch.
* '''Averted''': From the outset, Bill Bob is established as having at least some fighting ability.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Lily, this is your new partner, Bill. He's...well, he does...ok, he does nothing."
* '''Invoked''': DaChief, seeing that Lily is heading towards CowboyCop territory, intentionally gives her a useless partner to rein her in.
* '''Defied''': After a few adventures in which he only survives by the skin of his teeth, Bill decides to TakeALevelInBadass.
* '''Discussed''': "As long as we take out Lily, we won't have to worry about anything -- Bill is worthless."
* '''Conversed''': "Yet another spy team with a capable, intelligent heroine, and a doofus male partner. How original."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Lily, "Alice, this is your new partner, Bill.Bob. He's...well, he does...ok, OK, he does nothing."
* '''Invoked''': DaChief, seeing that Lily Alice is heading towards CowboyCop territory, intentionally gives her a useless partner to rein her in.
* '''Defied''': After a few adventures in which he only survives by the skin of his teeth, Bill Bob decides to TakeALevelInBadass.
* '''Discussed''': "As long as we take out Lily, Alice, we won't have to worry about anything -- Bill Bob is worthless."
* '''Conversed''': "Yet another spy team with a capable, intelligent heroine, and a doofus male partner. How original.
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17th Jul '11 11:45:08 PM UlquiorraUchiha
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* '''Straight''': Bob frequently tags around the ActionGirl Alice on her various adventures, but he's useless in a fight and seemingly has no reason to join Alice.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob is a totally pathetic and useless guy who never helps Alice and [[TheLoad hinders her quests]] more than the ''villain(s).''
* '''Justified''': Bob has other skills whose values are not immediately visible. Or ''are'' immediately visible, but are unrelated to combat.
** Bob and Alice are in a relationship, and both enjoy the time together, whether Bob is of much use or not.
** Alice is Bob's bodyguard. If she wasn't more capable of protecting him than he was of protecting himself, it would defeat the entire point of ''having'' a bodyguard.
* '''Inverted''': Bob is a BadassBookworm adventurer who is constantly having to bail Alice, a FauxActionGirl, out of trouble.
* '''Subverted''': Emperor Evulz kidnaps Alice and corners Bob. He's expecting a quick victory, but Bob [[LetsGetDangerous pummels the crap out of him]] with more force than Alice could ever muster.
* '''Double Subverted''': It is made explicitly clear that the asskicking was a one-time thing and was Bob's fight-or-flight response working.
* '''Parodied''': Bob is completely incapable of doing anything, and would lose a fight to a malnourished three-year old.
* '''Deconstructed''': Having to both save the world and rescue Bob all the time puts an undue amount of strain on her - this causes her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Alice realizes that Bob is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice enjoys keeping Bob around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is the superior fighter, but Bob can hold his own in a pinch.
* '''Averted''': From the outset, Bob is established as having at least some fighting ability.

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* '''Straight''': Bob Bill frequently tags around the ActionGirl Alice [[ActionGirl Lily]] on her various adventures, but he's useless in a fight and seemingly has no reason to join Alice.
Lily.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob Bill is a totally pathetic and useless guy who never helps Alice Lily and [[TheLoad hinders her quests]] more than the ''villain(s).''villains.''
* '''Justified''': Bob Bill has other skills whose values are not immediately visible. Or ''are'' immediately visible, but are unrelated to combat.
** Bob Bill and Alice Lily are in a relationship, and both enjoy the time together, whether Bob Bill is of much use or not.
** Alice Lily is Bob's Bill's bodyguard. If she wasn't more capable of protecting him than he was of protecting himself, it would defeat the entire point of ''having'' a bodyguard.
* '''Inverted''': Bob Bil is a BadassBookworm adventurer who is constantly having to bail Alice, Lily, a FauxActionGirl, out of trouble.
* '''Subverted''': Emperor Evulz kidnaps Alice Lily and corners Bob. Bill. He's expecting a quick victory, but Bob Bill [[LetsGetDangerous pummels beats the crap out of him]] with more force than Alice Lily could ever muster.
* '''Double Subverted''': It is made explicitly clear that the asskicking was a one-time thing and was Bob's Bill's fight-or-flight response working.
* '''Parodied''': Bob Bill is completely incapable of doing anything, and would lose a fight to a malnourished three-year old.
* '''Deconstructed''': Having to both save the world and rescue Bob Bill all the time puts an undue amount of strain on her - this causes Lily, causing her to leave the hero business for good.
** Alternatively, Alice Lily realizes that Bob Bill is useless and abandons him at the first convenient opportunity.
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice Lily enjoys keeping Bob Bill around because she's taken a shine to him, or he helps her [[MoralityPet keep a sense of perspective]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice Lily is the superior fighter, but Bob Bill can hold his own in a pinch.
* '''Averted''': From the outset, Bob Bill is established as having at least some fighting ability.



* '''Lampshaded''': "Alice, this is your new partner, Bob. He's...well, he does...OK, he does nothing."
* '''Invoked''': DaChief, seeing that Alice is heading towards CowboyCop territory, intentionally gives her a useless partner to rein her in.
* '''Defied''': After a few adventures in which he only survives by the skin of his teeth, Bob decides to TakeALevelInBadass.
* '''Discussed''': "As long as we take out Alice, we won't have to worry about anything -- Bob is worthless."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Alice, "Lily, this is your new partner, Bob.Bill. He's...well, he does...OK, ok, he does nothing."
* '''Invoked''': DaChief, seeing that Alice Lily is heading towards CowboyCop territory, intentionally gives her a useless partner to rein her in.
* '''Defied''': After a few adventures in which he only survives by the skin of his teeth, Bob Bill decides to TakeALevelInBadass.
* '''Discussed''': "As long as we take out Alice, Lily, we won't have to worry about anything -- Bob Bill is worthless."
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