History Quotes / HypercompetentSidekick

8th Mar '17 3:09:51 PM system
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27th Feb '17 1:01:44 PM tonystork
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->It should be a great story for the Doctor as portrayed by anybody, because he gets to enjoy a reunion with the Brigadier (Creator/NicholasCourtney can usually develop chemistry with any actor in the titular role) and face a moral dilemma that any actor worth his salt would get his teeth into. In both of these instances, [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] lets the side down; his reaction to the Brigadier’s amnesia is one of mild annoyance where some passion might have [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan knocked the memories back into him]], and he emotes the end of episode three (‘It would mean the end of me as a Time Lord!‘) like he is telling a kid what is on the menu tonight (replace with ‘it would mean ''[[DullSurprise fingers and chips for tea tonight]]''[=‘=] and you’ll see what I mean)...Compared with the complexities that Nicholas Courtney is working into his performance, Davison's is sadly deficient.

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->It should be a great story for the Doctor as portrayed by anybody, because he gets to enjoy a reunion with the Brigadier (Creator/NicholasCourtney can usually develop chemistry with any actor in the titular role) and face a moral dilemma that any actor worth his salt would get his teeth into. In both of these instances, [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] lets the side down; his reaction to the Brigadier’s amnesia is one of mild annoyance where some passion might have [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan knocked the memories back into him]], and he emotes the end of episode three (‘It would mean the end of me as a Time Lord!‘) like he is telling a kid what is on the menu tonight (replace with ‘it would mean ''[[DullSurprise fingers and chips for tea tonight]]''[=‘=] tonight' and you’ll see what I mean)...Compared with the complexities that Nicholas Courtney is working into his performance, Davison's is sadly deficient.mean).


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->'''Tolliver:''' I move to authorize Amanda Waller to establish Task Force X.\\
'''Jeremy''' (watching): "Maybe just the witch. All we really need is the witch, I think."
-->--''{{WebVideo/CinemaSins}} on ''Film/SuicideSquad''
19th May '16 4:20:32 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->--'''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/tenchi-muyo/ Christopher Kinsey]]''' on ''TenchiMuyo''

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-->--'''[[http://spoonyexperiment.com/tenchi-muyo/ Christopher Kinsey]]''' on ''TenchiMuyo''
''Anime/TenchiMuyo''
23rd Jan '16 12:09:09 PM nombretomado
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Creator/.StevenSeagal: Martial artist. Akido instructor. 'Actor'. 'Producer'. 'Screen writer'. [[DreadfulMusician 'Musician'.]] Star of ''Steven Seagal: Lawman''. [[NapoleonDelusion Reincarnated Buddhist]]. Energy Drink sponsor. [[{{Blackshirt}} BFF with Vladimir Putin]]. Star of movies such as ''Under Siege'', ''Above the Law'', and over 25 [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] movies. All-around ass.

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Creator/.StevenSeagal: Creator/StevenSeagal: Martial artist. Akido instructor. 'Actor'. 'Producer'. 'Screen writer'. [[DreadfulMusician 'Musician'.]] Star of ''Steven Seagal: Lawman''. [[NapoleonDelusion Reincarnated Buddhist]]. Energy Drink sponsor. [[{{Blackshirt}} BFF with Vladimir Putin]]. Star of movies such as ''Under Siege'', ''Above the Law'', and over 25 [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] movies. All-around ass.
4th Dec '15 6:29:46 PM Theokal3
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->Travel alone... or with a [[MadeOfIron nearly immortal]] unmovable teleporting companion, which really makes you wonder why ''you'' are the hero everyone keeps talking about.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/HonestTrailers Honest Game Trailers]]''' about ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
29th Nov '15 3:27:24 PM namingway
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StevenSeagal: Martial artist. Akido instructor. [[SmallNameBigEgo 'Actor'. 'Producer'. 'Screen writer'.]] [[DreadfulMusician 'Musician'.]] Star of ''[[RealityTV Steven Seagal: Lawman]]''. [[NapoleonDelusion Reincarnated Buddhist]]. Energy Drink sponsor. [[{{Blackshirt}} BFF with Vladimir Putin]]. Star of movies such as ''Film/UnderSiege'', ''Film/AboveTheLaw'', and over 25 [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] movies. All-around ass.

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Creator/.StevenSeagal: Martial artist. Akido instructor. [[SmallNameBigEgo 'Actor'. 'Producer'. 'Screen writer'.]] [[DreadfulMusician 'Musician'.]] Star of ''[[RealityTV Steven ''Steven Seagal: Lawman]]''.Lawman''. [[NapoleonDelusion Reincarnated Buddhist]]. Energy Drink sponsor. [[{{Blackshirt}} BFF with Vladimir Putin]]. Star of movies such as ''Film/UnderSiege'', ''Film/AboveTheLaw'', ''Under Siege'', ''Above the Law'', and over 25 [[DirectToVideo direct-to-DVD]] movies. All-around ass.



->It should be a great story for the Doctor as portrayed by anybody, because he gets to enjoy a reunion with the Brigadier (Creator/NicholasCourtney can usually develop chemistry with any actor in the titular role) and face a moral dilemma that any actor worth his salt would get his teeth into. In both of these instances, [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] lets the side down; his reaction to the Brigadier’s amnesia is one of [[DullSurprise mild annoyance]] where some passion might have [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan knocked the memories back into him]], and he emotes the end of episode three (‘It would mean the end of me as a Time Lord!‘) like he is telling a kid what is on the menu tonight (replace with ‘it would mean ''fingers and chips for tea tonight''[=‘=] and you’ll see what I mean)...I wanted to see a man with the weight of his future lives about to stolen from him, not an actor wondering when the coffee break is going to be. Davison was not happy with the scripts for season 20 and [[ArtistDisillusionment these are the moments when it shows]]. Compared with the complexities that Nicholas Courtney is working into his performance, Davison's is sadly deficient.

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->It should be a great story for the Doctor as portrayed by anybody, because he gets to enjoy a reunion with the Brigadier (Creator/NicholasCourtney can usually develop chemistry with any actor in the titular role) and face a moral dilemma that any actor worth his salt would get his teeth into. In both of these instances, [[Creator/PeterDavison Davison]] lets the side down; his reaction to the Brigadier’s amnesia is one of [[DullSurprise mild annoyance]] annoyance where some passion might have [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan knocked the memories back into him]], and he emotes the end of episode three (‘It would mean the end of me as a Time Lord!‘) like he is telling a kid what is on the menu tonight (replace with ‘it would mean ''fingers ''[[DullSurprise fingers and chips for tea tonight''[=‘=] tonight]]''[=‘=] and you’ll see what I mean)...I wanted to see a man with the weight of his future lives about to stolen from him, not an actor wondering when the coffee break is going to be. Davison was not happy with the scripts for season 20 and [[ArtistDisillusionment these are the moments when it shows]]. Compared with the complexities that Nicholas Courtney is working into his performance, Davison's is sadly deficient.
21st Oct '15 9:19:59 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''PumaMan'' about the titular hero's sidekick Vadinho.

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-->-- ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''PumaMan'' ''Film/PumaMan'' about the titular hero's sidekick Vadinho.
28th Aug '15 5:42:55 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''PumaMan'' about the titular hero's sidekick Vadinho.

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-->-- ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''PumaMan'' about the titular hero's sidekick Vadinho.
29th May '15 11:39:01 AM BobTanaka
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->'''Crow:''' So, the hero is really... this guy.

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->'''Crow:''' So, the hero is really... this guy.guy; I think it's time we faced that fact.
1st Mar '15 9:17:39 AM johnnyfog
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->'''Tom Paris''' (as [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth "Captain Proton"]]): You're Constance Goodheart; [[StayInTheKitchen you're my secretary.]]\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' ''Secretary.''\\
'''Tom:''' Yeah! You tag along on all the missions. Now, I want you to [[WeNeedADistraction keep the robot occupied]] while ''I'' save Earth. Computer, run program!\\
'''Robot:''' [[AC:citizen of earth! surrender! do no resist!]]\\
'''Seven:''' I am Borg. ''(jams hand into the robot's chest panel and yanks out wires)'' The robot has been neutralized. [[IncrediblyLameFun May I leave now?]]
-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

->A good roadie knows that it's his job to make someone else look good, keep someone else safe, help someone else do what they were put here to do. A good roadie stays out of the spotlight; if he's doing his job right, you don't even know he was there. Once in a while, they might step on stage to fix a problem, to set something right, but then before you realize why he was there, or what he did, he's gone.
-->-- '''Eddie Riggs''', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''

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->'''Tom Paris''' (as [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth "Captain Proton"]]): You're Constance Goodheart; [[StayInTheKitchen you're my secretary.]]\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' ''Secretary.''\\
'''Tom:''' Yeah! You tag along on all the missions. Now, I want you to [[WeNeedADistraction keep the robot occupied]] while ''I'' save Earth. Computer, run program!\\
'''Robot:''' [[AC:citizen of earth! surrender! do no resist!]]\\
'''Seven:''' I am Borg. ''(jams hand into the robot's chest panel and yanks out wires)'' The robot has been neutralized. [[IncrediblyLameFun May I leave now?]]
-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

->A good roadie knows that it's his job to make someone else look good, keep someone else safe, help someone else do what they were put here to do. A good roadie stays out of the spotlight; if he's doing his job right, you don't even know he was there. Once in a while, they might step on stage to fix a problem, to set something right, but then before you realize why he was there, or what he did, he's gone.
-->-- '''Eddie Riggs''', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''
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->'''Mayor Manx:''' ''That ghost means to kill me!''\\
'''Callie:''' Yes. And you're the only one who can stop him!\\
'''Mayor Manx:''' MEEE?!! Then we're ''doomed''. [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOMED]] I tell you!''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Swat Kats}}'', "The Ghost Kat"

->Al is my assistant. '''He''' assists '''me'''.
-->-- Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor, ''Series/HomeImprovement''



->'''Balthazar''': Opal, this is just one of the reasons why you'd make a much better general than me.\\
'''Opal''': [[LowLevelAdvantage I'm fine where I am]]. My hands are already full [[TheManBehindTheMan keeping you on a leash]]!
-->-- ''''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth''''



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->Tenchi is more like whomever {{Music/Madonna}} marries. Just dragged along for the ride. He's the most banal, uninteresting protagonist you'll ever meet. He's the [[{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] of anime.

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->'''Tom Paris''' (as [[CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth "Captain Proton"]]): You're Constance Goodheart; [[StayInTheKitchen you're my secretary.]]\\
'''Seven of Nine:''' ''Secretary.''\\
'''Tom:''' Yeah! You tag along on all the missions. Now, I want you to [[WeNeedADistraction keep the robot occupied]] while ''I'' save Earth. Computer, run program!\\
'''Robot:''' [[AC:citizen of earth! surrender! do no resist!]]\\
'''Seven:''' I am Borg. ''(jams hand into the robot's chest, yanking out cables)'' The robot has been neutralized. [[IncrediblyLameFun May I leave now?]]
-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

->Al is my assistant. ''He'' assists ''me''.
-->-- A less-than-honest '''Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor''', ''Series/HomeImprovement''

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->A good roadie knows that it's his job to make someone else look good, keep someone else safe, help someone else do what they were put here to do. A good roadie stays out of the spotlight; if he's doing his job right, you don't even know he was there. Once in a while, they might step on stage to fix a problem, to set something right, but then before you realize why he was there, or what he did, he's gone.
-->-- '''Eddie Riggs''', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''

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->'''Balthazar''': Opal, this is just one of the reasons why you'd make a much better general than me.\\
'''Opal''': [[LowLevelAdvantage I'm fine where I am]]. My hands are already full [[TheManBehindTheMan keeping you on a leash]]!
-->-- ''''Webcomic/BasicInstructionsBeforeLeavingEarth''''

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->Tenchi is more like whomever {{Music/Madonna}} marries. Just dragged along for the ride. He's the most banal, uninteresting protagonist you'll ever meet.ride... He's the [[{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] of anime.



->He comes home from saving charges all day to Piper's [[HenpeckedHusband shrill, nagging voice]], and ''still'' fixes the house afterwards. And really, Leo is the only reason they're alive. He's their favorite {{deus ex machina}}: he [[HealingHands heals them]] from near-death, like, every episode; [[MrExposition gets information]] from the Elders; and [[TeleportationSpam orbs people]] wherever they want to go. They literally ''do not know what to do without him.'' How are these women the most powerful witches in the universe? '''''HOW?'''''
-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''{{Series/Charmed}}''[='s=] Leo Wyatt


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->He comes home from saving charges all day to Piper's [[HenpeckedHusband shrill, nagging voice]], and ''still'' fixes the house afterwards. And really, Leo is the only reason they're alive. He's their favorite {{deus ex machina}}: he [[HealingHands heals them]] from near-death, like, every episode; [[MrExposition gets information]] from the Elders; and [[TeleportationSpam orbs people]] wherever they want to go. They literally ''do not know what to do without him.'' How are these women the most powerful witches in the universe? '''''HOW?'''''
-->--'''Creator/AllisonPregler''' on ''{{Series/Charmed}}''[='s=] Leo Wyatt

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->'''Mayor Manx:''' ''That ghost means to kill me!''\\
'''Callie:''' Yes. And you're the only one who can stop him!\\
'''Mayor Manx:''' MEEE?!! Then we're ''doomed''. [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom DOOMED]] I tell you!''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Swat Kats}}'', "The Ghost Kat"

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