Sometimes one character is just too clever, or sexy, or high-class to get his hands dirty.
Other names: Too Classy for Combat, Keep the Gloves On, The Gloves Stay On (c.f. The Gloves Come Off) Possible quote: The Hero has reached the villains' lair. Here, he faces a bad guy (he can be the Big Bad, but more probably is a Smug Snake), who, when invited to stand his ground and fight, simply refuses. Because he is too smart/cool/important to do it. This is a character who is Too Fabulous to Fight. As said before, he is often evil, but an especially bad Foil can be one as well. When forced to fight, he will likely use giant robots, or call many Evil Minions, or wear a Powered Armor. When cornered, he will transform himself in a Combat Pragmatist or simply surrender. When female, she will almost always use that old trick. The most cunning ones will usually make their escape in one of the many possibilities. Always match with the classic Large Ham and in some cases, with the Insufferable Genius. May overlap with The Chessmaster, the Manipulative Bastard, the Complete Monster, and of course, the Magnificent Bastard. Some of them are experts in Xanatos Gambit and Xanatos Roulette. Totally differs from The Fighting Narcissist, which is quite the contrary, and Let's Fight Like Gentlemen. Often a Flunky Boss and/or Enemy Summoner. Could also just be too lazy to fight.
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