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Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer, with the main difference tending to be that another character will at least ''attempt'' to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually ignored or downplayed. Both are equally likely to serve as an AudienceSurrogate, however, with the latecomer most often taking the role during the later installments of a work to alleviate ContinuityLockout.

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Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer, with the NaiveNewcomer. The main difference tending to be between the two is that while another character will at least ''attempt'' attempt to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually will be ignored or downplayed. downplayed (leading to latecomer's further exasperation). Both are equally likely to serve as an AudienceSurrogate, however, with the latecomer most often taking the role during the later installments of a work to alleviate ContinuityLockout.
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Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer, with the difference tending to be that another character will at least ''attempt'' to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually ignored or downplayed. Both are equally likely to serve as an AudienceSurrogate, however, with the latecomer naturally taking the role during the later installments of a work to alleviate ContinuityLockout.

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Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer, with the main difference tending to be that another character will at least ''attempt'' to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually ignored or downplayed. Both are equally likely to serve as an AudienceSurrogate, however, with the latecomer naturally most often taking the role during the later installments of a work to alleviate ContinuityLockout.


As the SixthRanger or overall rookie member, this character has likely been absent from all the mental leaps and decisions that your predecessors all took. Because of that, none of them can SpotTheThread or notice that there's something incredibly wrong about the whole picture. But this character does, and won't hesitate to question why their new companions behave the way they do.

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As the SixthRanger or overall rookie member, this character has likely been absent from all the mental leaps leaps, decisions, and decisions odd adventures that your predecessors all took. everyone else has undergone. Because of that, none of them can SpotTheThread or notice that there's something incredibly wrong strange about the whole picture. But this character does, and won't hesitate to question why their new companions behave the way they do.



Such a character may also become an AudienceSurrogate, especially in later installments, to alleviate ContinuityLockout. Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer, with the difference tending to be that another character will at least ''attempt'' to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually ignored or downplayed.

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Such a character may also become an AudienceSurrogate, especially in later installments, to alleviate ContinuityLockout. Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer, with the difference tending to be that another character will at least ''attempt'' to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually ignored or downplayed.
downplayed. Both are equally likely to serve as an AudienceSurrogate, however, with the latecomer naturally taking the role during the later installments of a work to alleviate ContinuityLockout.


Being the SixthRanger, NaiveNewcomer, or rookie member means that you're likely absent from all the mental leaps and decisions that your predecessors all took. Because of that, none of them can SpotTheThread or notice that there's something incredibly wrong about the whole picture.

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Being As the SixthRanger, NaiveNewcomer, SixthRanger or overall rookie member means that you're member, this character has likely been absent from all the mental leaps and decisions that your predecessors all took. Because of that, none of them can SpotTheThread or notice that there's something incredibly wrong about the whole picture. \n But this character does, and won't hesitate to question why their new companions behave the way they do.



Such a character may also become an AudienceSurrogate, especially in later installments, to alleviate ContinuityLockout. Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer.

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Such a character may also become an AudienceSurrogate, especially in later installments, to alleviate ContinuityLockout. Compare and contrast NaiveNewcomer.
NaiveNewcomer, with the difference tending to be that another character will at least ''attempt'' to give the newcomer some explanation as to why things are the way they are, while the latecomer's questions and concerns are usually ignored or downplayed.

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** Minor example in “Drop Beat Dad” from Greg’s old music manager Marty when he visits Beach City. Most locals are entirely used to Steven being a SuperStrongChild, whereas Marty reacts in total surprise when he sees him easily lift a crate full of stage equipment that would normally take two fully grown roadies to carry.


--> '''Damien Darhk:''' Darhk: Okay, new guy question — is that a joke plan or a real plan?

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--> '''Damien Darhk:''' Darhk: Okay, new guy question — is that a joke plan or a real plan?

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* In ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', after Damien Darhk (himself a villain) agrees to work with the Legends to stop the demon Mallus, he has trouble fitting in with the quirky and fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants Legends.
--> '''Damien Darhk:''' Darhk: Okay, new guy question — is that a joke plan or a real plan?


* ''Videogmae/DevilMayCry5'': Only being introduced one game prior, Nero has no idea who [[spoiler:Vergil is and why Dante is so keen on fighting him by himself. He's eventually told that Vergil is Dante's twin brother and [[LukeIAmYourFather Nero's father]], which only makes Nero more conflicted because he's suddenly gone from having no family to having a father and an uncle that want to kill each other. As such, he declares the entire SiblingRivalry between the two a stupid waste of time and unlocks [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] just to make them back down and settle things once and for all.]]

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* ''Videogmae/DevilMayCry5'': ''Videogame/DevilMayCry5'': Only being introduced one game prior, Nero has no idea who [[spoiler:Vergil is and why Dante is so keen on fighting him by himself. He's eventually told that Vergil is Dante's twin brother and [[LukeIAmYourFather Nero's father]], which only makes Nero more conflicted because he's suddenly gone from having no family to having a father and an uncle that want to kill each other. As such, he declares the entire SiblingRivalry between the two a stupid waste of time and unlocks [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] just to make them back down and settle things once and for all.]]

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* ''Videogmae/DevilMayCry5'': Only being introduced one game prior, Nero has no idea who [[spoiler:Vergil is and why Dante is so keen on fighting him by himself. He's eventually told that Vergil is Dante's twin brother and [[LukeIAmYourFather Nero's father]], which only makes Nero more conflicted because he's suddenly gone from having no family to having a father and an uncle that want to kill each other. As such, he declares the entire SiblingRivalry between the two a stupid waste of time and unlocks [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] just to make them back down and settle things once and for all.]]


--> '''Jim:''' [[YouCanSeeThatRight Claire, you saw that ri-]]\\
'''Claire:''' I have eyes Jim.

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--> '''Jim:''' -->'''Jim:''' [[YouCanSeeThatRight Claire, you saw that ri-]]\\
ri]]--\\
'''Claire:''' I have eyes eyes, Jim.



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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has this role shift from character to character, with the newest member of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits generally taking the role until they find their niche in the cast. At first, it was Frank "Doc" [=DuFresne=]. Then it shifted to Agent Washington when he arrived, followed by Agent Carolina, then the leaders of the Chorus forces, then Dylan Andrews... the role is in flux but each time results in a different brand of comedy.
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has this role shift from character to character, with the newest member of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits generally taking the role until they find their niche in the cast. At first, it was Frank "Doc" [=DuFresne=]. Then it shifted to Agent Washington when he arrived, followed by Agent Carolina, then the leaders of the Chorus forces, then Dylan Andrews... the role is in flux but each time results in a different brand of comedy.
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Captain America (who spent [[RipVanWinkle several decades]] in SuspendedAnimation) is the only person in SHIELD to see something wrong with the organization's plan to launch a fleet of super-accurate, nigh-unstoppable aerial gunships to patrol the world and enforce peace at gunpoint. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's completely right, because HYDRA has been running SHIELD for decades at that point, and once those ships are in the air, they will wipe out the millions of people worldwide who could ever possibly pose a threat, effectively letting them TakeOverTheWorld in one fell swoop.]] Cap spent about 65 years being frozen, reinforcing the trope more since he is missing generations of angst that have led to SHIELD deciding on this course of action.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', Captain America (who spent [[RipVanWinkle several decades]] in SuspendedAnimation) [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]]) is the only person in SHIELD to see something wrong with the organization's plan to launch a fleet of super-accurate, nigh-unstoppable aerial gunships to patrol the world and enforce peace at gunpoint. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's completely right, because HYDRA has been running SHIELD for decades at that point, and once those ships are in the air, they will wipe out the millions of people worldwide who could ever possibly pose a threat, effectively letting them TakeOverTheWorld in one fell swoop.]] Cap spent about 65 years being frozen, reinforcing the trope more since he is missing generations of angst that have led to SHIELD deciding on this course of action.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Robin's boyfriend Kevin is a therapist and finds it difficult to keep in all his professional feelings about how insane the main cast are. In one episode, he explodes and diagnoses everyone with mental health issues on the spot.


* This was the concept of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Enemy". Frank Grimes is an ordinary guy who gets a job at the nuclear plant and is confounded that Homer is TooDumbToLive and that everyone else simply accepts it. This trope ends up being deconstructed because of the fact that he becomes so angry about this fact that he becomes obsessed with proving how stupid Homer is and it results in him losing his mind and [[spoiler:getting himself killed.]]

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* This was the concept of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Enemy". Frank Grimes is an ordinary guy who gets a job at the nuclear plant and is confounded that Homer is TooDumbToLive and that everyone else simply accepts it. This trope ends up being deconstructed He is, however, a DeconstructedCharacterArchetype because of the fact that he two details: 1) He becomes so angry about this fact that he becomes obsessed with proving how stupid Homer is and it results in him losing his mind and [[spoiler:getting himself killed.]]killed]] and 2) what gives him the "logical" perspective is not really (WordOfGod notwithstanding) being "a real person", but having suffered such a hard-core life-long barrage of the DiabolusExMachina that he's as absurdist a character as any ''Simpsons'' regular, only aiming for angst rather than laughs.


* This was the concept of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Enemy". Frank Grimes is an ordinary guy who gets a job at the nuclear plant and is confounded that Homer is TooDumbToLive and that everyone else simply accepts it. He becomes obsessed with proving how stupid Homer is and it results in him losing his mind and [[spoiler:getting himself killed.]]

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* This was the concept of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer's Enemy". Frank Grimes is an ordinary guy who gets a job at the nuclear plant and is confounded that Homer is TooDumbToLive and that everyone else simply accepts it. He This trope ends up being deconstructed because of the fact that he becomes so angry about this fact that he becomes obsessed with proving how stupid Homer is and it results in him losing his mind and [[spoiler:getting himself killed.]]

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has this role shift from character to character, with the newest member of the [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits generally taking the role until they find their niche in the cast. At first, it was Frank "Doc" [=DuFresne=]. Then it shifted to Agent Washington when he arrived, followed by Agent Carolina, then the leaders of the Chorus forces, then Dylan Andrews... the role is in flux but each time results in a different brand of comedy.
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