Created By: Lollipopfop on May 18, 2012
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All Diplomats are Bastards

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It strikes me that in fantasy fiction all diplomats are doublecrossers, and all diplomatic effort is either a waste of time for weaklings, or else even worse, just a ruse to let the bad guys take the good kingdom in an unexpected rush. The most notable diplomat if fantasy is Wormtongue...and I think his name pretty much says it all. That slimy guy that gave Queen Gorgo grief in 300 comes to mind as well.
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  • May 18, 2012
    Bisected8
    Wormtongue wasn't a diplomat, he falls under Evil Chancellor.
  • May 18, 2012
    jatay3
    A lot of time diplomatic effort is a ruse to let the bad guys take the good kingdom in an unexpected rush. Diplomacy is a weapon as often as it is a tool for peace.
  • May 18, 2012
    jatay3
    All the diplomats in Babylon Five at least sometimes but especially Lando. Morden isn't an official diplomat but he does the same job and he might as well be one. He is more of a bastard then any.
  • May 18, 2012
    jatay3
  • May 19, 2012
    fulltimeD
    ^agreed, we have this one
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=4lb7x8desdti7wzv97cyiz5j&trope=DiscardedYKTTW