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* In ''Theatre/YesVirginiaTheMusical'', Scraggly Santa is responsible for both pointing Virginia in the right direction in her quest to prove Santa Claus is real, but also plants the seeds for Frank Church to give her a positive answer in the interest of inspiring.


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* In ''Theatre/YesVirginiaTheMusical'', Scraggly Santa is responsible for both pointing Virginia in the right direction in her quest to prove Santa Claus is real, but also plants the seeds for Frank Church to give her a positive answer in the interest of inspiring.
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* John the Baptist was known for wearing a camel pelt and eating locusts.


** Then again, not necessarily so surprising, considering he has [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech "seen the fall of empires and the murder of millions"]], [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2008-05-08 as suggested here]]. Problem is, he's still a lazy bum.

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** Then again, not necessarily so surprising, considering he has [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech "seen the fall of empires and the murder of millions"]], millions", [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2008-05-08 as suggested here]]. Problem is, he's still a lazy bum.


* [[TheStoner Rumisiel]] in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is usually surprisingly accurate when he's commenting on human nature, so much so you might be excused wondering if he [[ObfuscatingStupidity really is that daft]]. [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2005-08-26 Exhibit A]] and [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2008-06-02 Exhibit B]].

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* [[TheStoner Rumisiel]] in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is usually surprisingly accurate when he's commenting on human nature, so much so you might be excused wondering if he [[ObfuscatingStupidity really is that daft]]. [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2005-08-26 com/misfile/2005-08-26 Exhibit A]] and [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2008-06-02 com/misfile/2008-06-02 Exhibit B]].


* {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} once got a pep talk from [[PsychoForHire Bullseye!]]

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* {{SelfDemonstrating/Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} once got a pep talk from [[PsychoForHire Bullseye!]]


* Similarly PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's'' review of ''Life of Black Tiger'' when Fred Fucks gives some unsurprisingly wise, if {{Family Unfriendly|Aesop}}, advice:

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* Similarly PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's'' review of ''Life of Black Tiger'' when Fred Fucks gives some unsurprisingly wise, if {{Family Unfriendly|Aesop}}, [[HardTruthAesop unpleasant]], advice:


* The [[http://randomactsofshark.blogspot.com/ The Obamadämmerung]] plays with this by turning the concept just as EPIC as it turns the rest of the 2008 election.

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* The [[http://randomactsofshark.blogspot.com/ The Obamadämmerung]] Obamadaemmerung]] plays with this by turning the concept just as EPIC as it turns the rest of the 2008 election.

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* Diogenes was a Greek philosopher who was the founder of the cynic philosophy and was also known to live only in a barrel. According to one myth: Alexander the Great approached him and offered him a wish of his choosing, Diogenes told him to step aside because he was standing in his light. While Alexander's peers laughed at the situation, Alexander himself saw this as a lesson in wisdom because Diogenes was in fact happier than him despite his way of living.
--> "But truly, if I were not Alexander, I wish I were Diogenes."


* A quest in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' involves finding out who sold Boone's wife into slavery. One of the most useful sources in the quest is the local insane man who tells you exactly who did it. Although he thinks the wife who disappeared was kidnapped by Mole people who wanted to steal her hair, he's still of more use in the quest than ''any other person in town.''

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* A quest in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' involves finding out who sold Boone's wife into slavery. One of the most useful sources in the quest is No-Bark Noonan, the local insane man who tells you exactly who did it. it: [[spoiler:the motel owner]]. Although he thinks the wife who disappeared was kidnapped by Mole people who wanted to steal her hair, hair and that there's an invisible chupacabra with a spinning blunderbuss raoming through town (a major clue to an unmarked quest), he's still of more use in the quest than ''any other person in town.''



* Bourbon in ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' is more crooked than a dog's hind leg and deals with every shady character of the setting, but every single bit of advice about how to deal with the environment he gives you is legit.

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* Bourbon in ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' is more crooked than a dog's hind leg and deals with every shady character of the setting, but every single bit of advice about how to deal with the environment he gives you to Artyom, about mutants, anomalies and bandits, is legit.


* In ''Manga/DemonSlayerKimetsuNoYaiba'', Inosuke who had been pretty oblivious, borderline insensitive early on, till then on how to react to death happening around him due living like a WildChild alone in the mountains, stepped up to give a pretty rousing speech once [[spoiler:Kyoujurou died against Akaza, Tanjiro was feeling devastated over his death, thinking Kyoujurou lost only because he had to look out for hunters weaker than him and all 200 passagers on the train, Tanjiro thought it would have been better if he died instead of Kyoujurou; Inosuke steps up, telling Tanjiro to remember Kyoujurou's words of trust towards them, he trusted that all three boys will become great hunters even better than he was, so Tanjiro shouldn't ever think about dying, it would invalidate all hopes for the future placed on him]].

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* In ''Manga/DemonSlayerKimetsuNoYaiba'', Inosuke who had been pretty oblivious, borderline insensitive early on, till then on how to react to death happening around him due living like a WildChild alone in the mountains, stepped up to give a pretty rousing speech once [[spoiler:Kyoujurou [[spoiler:Kyojuro died against Akaza, Tanjiro was feeling devastated over his death, thinking Kyoujurou Kyojuro lost only because he had to look out for hunters demon slayers weaker than him and all 200 passagers on the train, Tanjiro thought it would have been better if he died instead of Kyoujurou; Kyojuro; Inosuke steps up, telling Tanjiro to remember Kyoujurou's Kyojuro's words of trust towards them, he trusted that all three boys will become great hunters demon slayers even better than he was, so Tanjiro shouldn't ever think about dying, it would invalidate all hopes for the future placed on him]].


* ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'''s Max Haus is a victim of Nazi experiments with lobotomy, and his intelligence is visibly stunted as a result[note]All his attempts to write and talk end in PokemonSpeak[/note]. This does not stop him from solving philosophical questions at a glance or beating Set Roth, the most intelligent person in Blazkowitz' party, at ''chess''.

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* ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'''s Max Haus is a victim of Nazi experiments with lobotomy, and his intelligence is visibly stunted as a result[note]All result[[note]]All his attempts to write and talk end in PokemonSpeak[/note].PokemonSpeak[[/note]]. This does not stop him from solving philosophical questions at a glance or beating Set Roth, the most intelligent person in Blazkowitz' party, at ''chess''.


** In ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'', A creepy teenager obsessed with SerialKiller's, so much so that the detectives first suspect him of being the one they're looking for, ultimately gives them the advice they need to catch the elusive killer by telling them he likes to keep trophies and even gives them a hint on where to look. They figure it out.

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** In ''Series/LawAndOrderSVU'', A a creepy teenager obsessed with SerialKiller's, [[SerialKiller serial killers]], so much so that the detectives first suspect him of being the one they're looking for, ultimately gives them the advice they need to catch the elusive killer by telling them he likes to keep trophies and even gives them a hint on where to look. They figure it out.


* In the film version of ''Theater/{{Rent}}'', a homeless woman whom Mark is filming for his "movie" gets angry at him and points out in no uncertain terms that he's selfishly exploiting her misfortune for his own ego and benefit without actually doing anything that would legitimately aid her. While he does seem to feel some guilt in the moment, the core point she's trying to make, that misfortune isn't artistic and treating it as such doesn't help those suffering, goes over his head as he shifts from the homeless to his friends battling HIV/AIDS.

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* In the film version of ''Theater/{{Rent}}'', ''Film/{{Rent}}'', a homeless woman whom Mark is filming for his "movie" gets angry at him and points out in no uncertain terms that he's selfishly exploiting her misfortune for his own ego and benefit without actually doing anything that would legitimately aid her. While he does seem to feel some guilt in the moment, the core point she's trying to make, that misfortune isn't artistic and treating it as such doesn't help those suffering, goes over his head as he shifts from the homeless to his friends battling HIV/AIDS.


* In the film version of ''Theater/[[Rent]]'', a homeless woman whom Mark is filming for his "movie" gets angry at him and points out in no uncertain terms that he's selfishly exploiting her misfortune for his own ego and benefit without actually doing anything that would legitimately aid her. While he does seem to feel some guilt in the moment, the core point she's trying to make, that misfortune isn't artistic and treating it as such doesn't help those suffering, goes over his head as he shifts from the homeless to his friends battling HIV/AIDS.

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* In the film version of ''Theater/[[Rent]]'', ''Theater/{{Rent}}'', a homeless woman whom Mark is filming for his "movie" gets angry at him and points out in no uncertain terms that he's selfishly exploiting her misfortune for his own ego and benefit without actually doing anything that would legitimately aid her. While he does seem to feel some guilt in the moment, the core point she's trying to make, that misfortune isn't artistic and treating it as such doesn't help those suffering, goes over his head as he shifts from the homeless to his friends battling HIV/AIDS.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's'' review of ''Film/GarbagePailKids'' when one of the "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" cautions Dodger about trying to win Tangerine's affections:
--> '''Valerie Vomit:''' BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, you might get it.
--> '''Critic:''' [[SarcasmMode Ah, words of wisdom from Valerie Vomit, thank you so much]].
* Similarly PlayedForLaughs in ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's'' review of ''Life of Black Tiger'' when Fred Fucks gives some unsurprisingly wise, if {{Family Unfriendly|Aesop}}, advice:
--> '''Fred Fucks:''' You know, not everything in life is solved with conflict. Sometimes, you just gotta run like hell from your problems.
--> '''Nerd:''' [[SarcasmMode Words of wisdom from Fred Fucks]].

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