History PlayingWith / NonActionGuy

9th Apr '17 2:35:00 AM Scrounge
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** Bob knows he can't fight, but feels like he'll never be respected unless he's part of the action. Because of this, he tries to hold off TheDragon, who kills him with no more effort than it would take to swat a fly.


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** Bob may have been killed, but the research he left behind proves crucial to Alice's quest, and the desire to avenge him keeps her focused and motivated.
1st Jan '17 4:07:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Conversed''': "Do you notice those shows where the girl is {{Badass}} and the guy is totally useless?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Do you notice those shows where the girl is {{Badass}} badass and the guy is totally useless?"
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?"
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