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* As per canon, in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm,'' [[=McGonagall=]] feels like this amongst the Hogwarts staff. Given that her boss is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dumbledore]] and her comrades include [[{{Manchild}} Snape]], and in this 'verse, [[spoiler: GreatGazoo Doctor Strange]], this is pretty justified.
** Pepper and Bruce take turns playing this role to the Avengers, given that almost all of them are {{Prankster}}s and (with the exception of Steve), {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s to a greater or lesser extent.

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* As per canon, in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm,'' [[=McGonagall=]] feels [=McGonagall=] is often noted as feeling like this amongst the Hogwarts staff. Given that her boss is [[ObfuscatingInsanity Albus]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dumbledore]] and her comrades include [[{{Manchild}} Snape]], and in this 'verse, the sequel, [[spoiler: GreatGazoo Doctor Strange]], while Harry - whose canonical DoomMagnet tendencies have been taken UpToEleven - is one of her students, this is pretty justified.
** Pepper and Bruce take turns playing this role to the Avengers, given Avengers (since Steve has issues all of his own, especially after finding out [[spoiler: that he and Peggy had a daughter, an event which has resulted in two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren (four living) thus far, from one of said great-grandchildren. Now remember that in terms of life experience, he's ''not even thirty'']]. Given that almost all of them are {{Prankster}}s and (with the exception of Steve), mischievous {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s to a greater or lesser extent.extent, and their associates (mainly Sirius Black, Darcy Lewis, and the Warriors Three) are as bad, if not worse, this is entirely necessary.



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* As per canon, in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm,'' [[=McGonagall=]] feels like this amongst the Hogwarts staff. Given that her boss is [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Dumbledore]] and her comrades include [[{{Manchild}} Snape]], and in this 'verse, [[spoiler: GreatGazoo Doctor Strange]], this is pretty justified.
** Pepper and Bruce take turns playing this role to the Avengers, given that almost all of them are {{Prankster}}s and (with the exception of Steve), {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s to a greater or lesser extent.

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* ''FanFic/TheOuroboros'': When the spacefarers return to Earth, Casey contacts his alternate to warn him that they've learned about how they were tricked into leaving, suggesting that they're willing to KillAndReplace in order to reclaim their lives. [[spoiler:It's all a ruse -- or at least, the part where he wants to work with his alternate to stop them is.]]

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTHEo6990Nk episode 2]] of Lanipator's ''Abrigimon'', Matt was the only Digidestined sensible enough to actually focus on the battle at hand against Apocalymon while everyone else had their own SkewedPriorities.
* In ''Gundam Abridged'' by ''Gutted Wren Studios'', the role is shared by Sayla Mass and Bright Noa. However, both have their crazy moments; Sayla's moments being set off by any mention of her brother, and Bright's moments by any display of utter stupidity (which occurs often with Amuro around).
* Lita in ''WebVideo/SailorMoonAbridged'', sometimes... and 'she' is a JiveTurkey [[{{Crossdresser}} somehow dressing as a Japanese schoolgirl]]. Of course, compared to [[IdiotHero Serena]], [[AxCrazy Raye]] or [[TheDitz Mina]]...
* Tails suffers for being the only non-airhead in ''WebVideo/SonicTheOtherMovie''.
* In ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'', Scootaloo tries (and often fails) to dissuade the other Cutie Mark Crusaders from completely gratuitous destruction. Whenever the subject of [[FantasticRacism racism]] comes up, Twilight Sparkle is the only voice of reason. And when Twilight Sparkle goes off the deep end herself, Spike tries (and often fails) to talk some sense into her.
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
** In ''The Other Abridged Movie'', The OnlySaneMan is Gary Stu, who can't understand why people are so obsessed with card games - [[spoiler:until he falls for them at the end of the movie anyway.]]
** Perhaps due to a NearDeathExperience in the previous season ("I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M GOING TO DIE IN A SHOW ABOUT (BLEEP)ING CARD GAMES!"), Duke Devlin becomes more or less the OnlySaneMan in season 3.
** In Marik's Evil Council videos, [[TheDragon Bakura]] considers himself the only member who sees how ridiculous Marik's schemes are, to the point that he finally [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere defects to Dartz' Evil Council]].

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* ''Manga/Evangelion303'': Asuka feels like this often due to being -in her opinion- SurroundedByIdiots and weirdoes.
* In ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', this trope is somewhat juxtaposed in that the only logical pony around seems to be [[CrazyHomelessPerson Crazy Larry]]. This is given that he often points out the inaccuracies and InsaneTrollLogic of the text sometimes, and while still somewhat crazy himself, he's still leaps and bounds more sane than the LemonyNarrator.
* ''Fanfic/HonorTrip'': Poor Kaji, forced to constantly be in close proximity to [[ApologisesALot Hagala]], [[ThePrankster Hufeh]], [[AbsentmindedProfessor Ignai]], and [[GadgeteerGenius Kataba]].
* Franchise/HarryPotter in the fanfic ''Fanfic/HowHogwartsBecameANudistColony.'' After a battle with Voldemort, Harry returns to Hogwarts only to find that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's now a nudist colony:]]
-->'''Dumbledore:''' You may have noticed a few changes around school?\\
'''Harry:''' A FEW! WHAT THE BLOODY HELL HAPPENED WHILE I WAS AWAY? WHERE'S EVERYONE'S BLOODY CLOTHING? ARE YOU ALL MAD!?\\
'''Ron:''' 'arry, that's just not polite.
* ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'':
** Harry himself, due to being an outsider for wizard culture and a rationalist.
--->You're giving me a time machine to treat my sleep disorder.\\
You're giving me a TIME MACHINE to treat my SLEEP DISORDER.\\
'''YOU'RE GIVING ME A TIME MACHINE IN ORDER TO TREAT MY SLEEP DISORDER'''.\\
"Ehehehehhheheh..." Harry's mouth said. He was now holding the necklace away from him as though it were a live bomb. Well, no, not as if it were a live bomb, that didn't begin to describe the severity of the situation. Harry held the necklace away from him as though it were a time machine.
** PlayedWith, in that the rest of the characters are perfectly normal, and Harry is simply significantly more sane than the average person. ([[SanityBall Most of the time, anyway.]])
** By WordOfGod, [[http://yudkowsky.tumblr.com/writing/realistic-viewpoints characters intended to meet this trope include]] Harry, Hermione, Professor [=McGonagall=], Professor Quirrell, Draco, Neville, Daphne Greengrass, Susan Bones, Mad-Eye Moody, Amelia Bones, and Fawkes. Note that in many cases, these are the same characters whose madness is being contrasted against.
* In the Disgaea fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6984913/1/Disgaea_Jewel_of_the_gods Disgaea Jewel of the gods]] Adell is this, due to Laharl and Mao often arguing all the time, or being crazy.
** Mao is this when Laharl and Adell are being too HotBlooded.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4265952/1/Etruscan_Philosophy Etruscan Philosophy]], by Gariand, Stan plays this role to the hilt:
--> For what seemed like the millionth time, Stan was forced to act as peacemaker. "Cartman, shut up. Kyle, calm down. Kenny, this isn't funny." [[{{Facepalm}} He pinched the bridge of his nose.]]
* Subverted in ''FanFic/ShinjiAndWarhammer40K'', where Ritsuko's attempts to make sense of the increasingly physics-breaking powers Shinji develops from the AT-field and the other incredibly odd events happening around her.....[[{{Irony}} end up driving her insane]].
* In the WWE alternate universe story, ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14997911/chapters/34760702 The Horsewomen Of Las Vegas]]'', Wrestling/BrookeTessmacher is this for Wrestling/BeckyLynch's RagtagBandOfMisfits, as Becky is impatient and juvenile and Wrestling/NikkiCross is a sociopathic sadist.
* Played straight in Bagenders with Legolas (and possibly Sam), Aragorn being somewhat neurotic, Frodo being insane, Gandalf being a {{Dirty Old Man}}, as are Merry and Pippin, Gimli is rarely seen, but has installed anti hobbit defence mechanisms in his room. Of course knowing the crap that Merry, Pippin, and Frodo do that's an example of ProperlyParanoid.
* Zuko in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6694129/1/The_Boiling_Rock The Boiling Rock]] definitely fits it. If he's not breaking the Fourth Wall, he's mentioning how the story is nothing but a world of madness that he is trapped in.
* Sora in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4523596/1/Kingdom_Hearts_The_Short_and_Honest_Version Kingdom Hearts The Short and Honest Version]] fanfic and it's sequel. To Quote said Character.
-->'''Sora:''' AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO SEES THE MASSIVE ORB OF PURE EVIL ABOVE US RIGHT NOW? AND HOW THE HELL DO YOU HAVE AN ANY IDEA WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? I'M THE ONE WHOSE BEEN HAVING PROPHETIC, MATRIX-LIKE DREAMS!
* In [[Fanfic/OhGodNotAgain Oh God, Not again!]] ''Neville'', out of all people, is the most sane character in the entire cast.
* In almost any VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog fanfic, that stars Team Chaotix, Espio will be this.
* Hitsugaya in [[FanFic/UninvitedGuests Uninvited Guests]] is the only one who doesn't operate under InsaneTrollLogic or alcoholic madness. [[spoiler:Well, before he snapped that is.]]
* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic ''Fanfic/IngloriousBoshtets'', Tali'Zorah has the unenviable task of trying to manage a crew of idiotic and insane Quarians, all of whom blame her for pretty much everything.
* In the ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic ''Fanfic/IWontSay'' Light Yagami [[AGodAmI ironically]] plays this role when the cast visits [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Wammy's House]].
* Lindy in the Manga/MahouSenseiNegima / Franchise/LyricalNanoha crossover ''Fanfic/EqualAndOppositeAttraction''. She is often seen binging on tea and facepalming while trying to control Negi, Fate, Arf, and all the shenanigans they get into.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Switzerland and Austria in the AlternateHistory ''Fanfic/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsdayStories'' make an effort in ''trying'' to be paragons of sanity in the [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic wasteland]]...except that the former is doing a better job (though more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold) while the latter is much closer to being a BrokenBird.
* Shinji Ikari in ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'', who is basically a well-adjusted and sane version of his canon self. Everyone else is totally weird.
* Even though [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Kyon]] and [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Chisame]] have had their backstories revised when they're brought into Fanfic/TheEmiyaClan, they retain their personalities perfectly. Everyone else in the Clan is insane, weird, perverted, or otherwise, while these two struggle but usually succeed to keep their sanity amidst a household where random explosions, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and harem antics are considered normal.
** Going by Nasuverse stats, Kyon has EX rated Common Sense. Chisame has A+.
* Andy from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' eventually became this after initially being TheGenericGuy. He's usually the only one who can keep everyone in the group from arguing. Hobbes and Sherman also act like this, but have their own moments of insanity as well.
** During the {{crossover}} "Calvin's Franchise/{{Batman}} Adventure", the villains play this role to Calvin.
* InspectorLestrade in the ''Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries'', whether among [[UsefulNotes/ScotlandYard his own colleagues]] or Literature/SherlockHolmes [[FiveManBand and his friends]].
* In Fanfic/TheSweetieChroniclesFragments, during [[spoiler: the prank war between the Cutie Mark Crusaders and Nightmare Moon]], Twilight Sparkle takes this role.
* [[Manga/DeathNote Naomi Misora]] and her son Duck in ''FanFic/AllYouNeedIsLove''-when the [[CrazyPrepared paranoid neurotic]] and the EnfantTerrible play this role, [[DysfunctionJunction it's saying something]].
* Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie in ''Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure'', in two very different ways. Fluttershy is the only character whose personality isn't completely warped and who doesn't worship the metaphorical ground [[AuthorAvatar Admiral Awesome]] treads on, as well as being the one most likely to come up with good plans (which are then ignored because [[LemonyNarrator the author]] doesn't like her). Pinkie Pie, meanwhile, is a FourthWallObserver in the story and therefore is the only one who realizes that the whole thing is just a terribly-written fanfic.
* In ''Fanfic/TheWizardInTheShadows'' this alternates between Emrys, Boromir and Aragorn, though mostly Emrys and Boromir, both of whom regard most of the cast (particularly Harry) as batshit insane.
* Anybody who knows anything about the PeggySue ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' FanFic ''Fanfic/YetAgainWithALittleExtraHelp'' knows that everyone in that fic is completely insane - except for Kurenai.
* The ''Blog/ReadingRainbowverse'' has Trixie point out how utterly crazy Ponyville is, and assume staying away assures she remains sane. Unfortunately, she has this revelation a little bit too late.
* In ''Fanfic/AnAlternateKeitaroUrashima'', Shinobu is the only resident of the Hinata Inn who recognizes how Granny Hina's attempts to force Keitaro to become manager aren't very nice. Later on, [[spoiler:Haruka]] comes around following her BreakTheHaughty arc, and [[spoiler:Urumi moves in to provide another voice of sanity]].
* In ''Fanfic/MegaManRecut'', Proto Man and Elec Man are this.
* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/177260/button-mash-isnt-dead Button Mash Isn't Dead]] ''[[WebAnimation/ButtonsAdventures Button Mash]]'''s Mom, Maternity is the only pony who can see and hear her (not quite) dead son.
* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/FrozenWight'', [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] feels this way after listening to advisors who would like her to use her ice powers in ways that make money, like selling said ice directly to the public without the middleman (which Elsa refuses because that would put Kristoff and his ice harvesting crew out of business), opening more ice rinks, or creating more of the fabric she uses in her sky-blue ice dress, and other things. But Elsa gets really pissed off when her advisors suggest she create sentient snowmen to overthrow other countries.
* Bones acts as this to Kirk in most Star Trek fic.
* ''Fanfic/TheReactsverse'': The eponymous characters of ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'' and ''Fanfic/LucinaReacts'' are this, and Sayaka is the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] in ''Fanfic/HomuraReacts''.
** ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'' also has Jaune, Ruby, Cardin and Melanie, but all of them [[ButtMonkey have]] [[OutOfFocus their own]] [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee issues]] instead.
** ''Fanfic/LucinaReacts'' has [[AdaptationalBadass Kellam]], Cordelia, Lon'qu and [[CloudCuckooLandersMinder Libra]]. The Justice Cabal have [[DeadpanSnarker Severa]].
* [[VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc Junko Enoshima]] finds herself unwittingly becoming this in ''Fanfic/TheUltimateHope'' when everyone else's hope prevents them from seeing the despair in her actions (besides Mukuro, who plays along [[TheGadfly just to annoy her]]). And before long, after trying everything in her power to [[CardCarryingVillain convince them of her villainy]] [[spoiler:[[GenghisGambit she's instead being hailed as a hero for all the hope she inadvertently created]]]].
* In the parody fic Fanfic/XtremlyScray this role is at one point filled by ''[[BigBad Voldemort.]]''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', the canon plot has an addition in the form of Valerie Payne, a young university student who's hired as the Chans' shop assistant and joins their adventures. While trying to balance her new of life of magic and danger with her university studies, she's exasperated by her [[QuirkyHousehold extended family]] at times, at one point wondering if they'll turn her grey before she reaches her thirties.
* Lampshaded in ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'', when designated MetaGirl Asuka has a moment of slightly horrified realisation that the person to come through the end of the world and the subsequent [[PeggySue inexplicable do-over]] with the least amount of mental trauma might be ''her''.
* In ''FanFic/NoGraveCanHoldMyBodyDown'', [[VideoGame/LifeIsStrange Chloe]] is the only person who thinks that ''maybe'' the [[ApocalypseMaiden goddess]] causing visions of death and destruction is bad news. A few cultists fear the goddess...but not enough to actually stop worshiping her.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', when [[TheCape Taylor]], [[AntiHero Sophia]] and [[BadassNormal Emma]] are together, the latter remains level-headed and rational while their friends are busy bickering and arguing.
* A rare Only Sane Man in a group of Only Sane Men occurs in ''Fanfic/TheGodSquad''. The Squad, made up of Princesses Celestia, Luna, and Cadence, Queen Chrysalis, [[FunWithAcronyms Oceanic Creature]] Lord Tydal, and Shining Armor, tend to be the only sane ponies when they role into a town. However, when left on their own... everyone other than Shining is revealed to be nuts and Shining acts as their Only Sane Man.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9421918/1/Soldier-of-Zero Soldier of Zero]]'' only one of the nobles who challenge Saito to a duel during a party rescinds it afterwards. While two of them are arguing over who gets to duel Saito first, the third easily admits that he was drunk at the time and was willing to let things go if Saito was.
* FanFic/VigilanteTendency: [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn Tsuna]] for the Peaceful Namimori Committee.
* Actually, the only sane ''men'' in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' are the four, who seem to be the only ones on C'hou who notice the sheer insanity of how the world works; for example, they explore the monster-filled Gothmarik Citadel and ask reasonable questions, like “Why don't the monsters eat each other? What do they live on? Why did they design the place so crazily? Why are treasure chests just lying around?” When they do manage to ask these questions of others, they get answers like [[AWizardDidIt “it's magical” or “we're under a curse.”]] The answers are acceptable to the four because they really have no basis for questioning the entire structure of the world.
** [[spoiler: Not until later, anyway.]]
** [[spoiler: Later, it turns out there are plenty of other sane people; it's just that they have a reason for pretending not to notice the insanity.]]
* Uzumaki Kurama is the most grounded amongst the cast from ''Fanfic/BlackkatsReverse''. For the record, he's a ShellShockedVeteran HumanoidAbomination with a hell of a HairTriggerTemper. THAT's how much everyone else is screwed up.
** On a smaller scale, Kakashi Hatake is the mature member of the Freak Squad, whose other members are [[TheGadfly Shisui]], [[{{Fanboy}} Tenzou]] and [[CreepyChild Itachi]]. He often wonders ''why'' he's forced to lead such a team and speculates it's divine retribution for unspeakable crimes he had commited in a previous life.
* ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'' has Weiss Schnee, who has taken it upon herself to counterbalance her fellow loopers' various quirks and keep them from actually becoming mentally unstable instead of merely odd. She is sometimes, but not always, joined in this effort by Glynda Goodwitch and her own sister; most of the other loopers merely accept the insanity or decide to do their own thing.
* ''Pinkie Pie'' of all ponies, in ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' is the only one of Twilight's friends who is more or less like her cannon counter part and much more stable than her other friends in the asylum[[note]] Even if she still has her own emotional issues[[/note]], but unlike her friends outside of the asylum, she is still willing to listen to her.
* Reimu in ''Fanfic/{{FREAKINGENSOKYO}}'', to most of the main cast. Considering [[DenserAndWackier what she]] [[ZanyScheme has to]] [[UngratefulBastard deal with]], it's amazing she can keep it up.
* Haruka Urashima in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7681912/8/The-Beast-That-I-Am The Beast That I Am]]'' is the only one to realize the status quo seriously has to change. Naru, Koalla, Motoko, and Kitsune are their canon selves, Keitaro is too spineless to think of standing up to anyone despite knowing the consequences, and Shinobu is too tempted to turn back into [[Comicbook/SheHulk Jade]] so she has the power and confidence to do the things she's always dreamed of.
* ''FanFic/TheDifferenceOneManCanMake'' has some of those when it comes about dealing with the Norfolk.
** When they start crying "White Walkers", Dorne and the North are the only ones amongst the Seven Kingdoms to realize the threat is real and pledge their support for the war.
** Lord Commander Jeor Mormont and First Ranger Benjen Stark have to sue for peace while the Night's Watch is all for destroying the Norfolk, the former because a war against a well-prepared, well-armed host with a competent leader is nothing short of suicide, the latter because he met the leader and saw the guy only wants his people to be left alone. A shame the Black Brothers don't want to listen.
** Stannis Baratheon condemns his royal brother for wanting to conquest an innocent nation only by desire of a break in his dull existence. Jon Arryn also points it would endebt the crown further.
* ''Fanfic/BlackSky'' has Squalo Superbi. Between [[BunnyEarsLawyer the Varia]], [[TooDumbToLive the main Vongola Alliance]] and magical hijinks, this poor shark is also quite the ButtMonkey.
* ''FanFic/ToHellAndBackArrowverse'':
** Of [[ComicBook/GreenArrow the]] [[Franchise/TheFlash three]] [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} leads]], Oliver is clearly the most straight-laced when they're off the clock.
** Caitlin Snow is this for S.T.A.R. Labs when Barry joins.
* Yu in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10917821/1/ The (Questionable) Burdens of Leadership of a Troll Emperor]]'' is the only Goa'uld to consider they might lose against the Celestial Empire along with being the only one to not engage in a civil war over Ra's holdings after the Supreme System Lord is killed, citing that they're still at war with the Celestial Empire. Finally, when Naruto is taken prisoner, the other System Lords are too busy reveling in his capture to notice what Yu does: Naruto is far too calm for a prisoner. Yu promptly leaves and as a result is one of the few to survive.
* In [[https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=manga&illust_id=67839371 this]] ''VideoGame/ToukenRanbu'' doujin, among the four characters featured, Mikazuki and Juzumaru are definitely the saner half of the quartet as opposed to [[BetaCouple Ishikirimaru and Nikkari]] and their not hesitating to go lovey-dovey every other chance. However, even Juzumaru exhibits many goofy and clueless actions in the comic, leaving Mikazuki the only truly sane one.
* Sparatus in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10804452/16/Mass-Effect-Synthesis Mass Effect: Synthesis]]'' proves to be the only Councilor who doesn't get indoctrinated by Sovereign, making him the only one arguing against an irrational war against the relatively unknown human race. Unfortunately for him, his resistance gets him killed. [[spoiler:The spin-off story reveals Sparatus was immune to Sovereign's indoctrination because he was the one Sovereign needed for synthesis]].
* ''Fanfic/LovedAndLost'', an extended retelling of "A Canterlot Wedding":
** [[MaskOfSanity Subverted majorly]] with [[EvilAllAlong Prince Jewelius]]. During the wedding preparations, he's the only pony who bothers to talk seriously with [[ProperlyParanoid Twilight Sparkle]] about her misgivings regarding "Princess Cadance" and acknowledge something doesn't feel right. When everypony turns on Twilight at the wedding rehearsal for [[WoundedGazelleGambit "upsetting" the bride]], he tries to suggest that Twilight's actions were born out of [[PoorCommunicationKills a serious misconception]] and not real spite, but Celestia immediately shushes him. He secretly stays around to witness Twilight's imprisonment in the caverns and makes secret preparations to help her and the real Cadance to expose the impostor (Queen Chrysalis) in the midst of the wedding. When Twilight has stopped the Changelings [[ChekhovsGun with the spell Jewelius showed her]] and is told by Celestia that she has a real wedding to put together, Jewelius [[WhatTheHellHero openly calls all the other heroes but Twilight out of their mistakes]], pointing out [[JerkassHasAPoint rather rudely]] that due to [[RealityEnsues the casualties and damages born out of the invasion]], the time is not appropriate to start planning a new wedding. While doing this, however, he overthrows the princesses and acts as the BigBad for the rest of the story, gradually proving himself to be TheCaligula. The [[WhamEpisode eleventh chapter]] reveals that [[spoiler:he originally allied with Chrysalis to take over Equestria with her and all along played things in his own favour, double-crossing the Changelings to gain from Twilight a valuable pawn]].
** Played straight with Fancy Pants when it comes to Canterlot's population that has been tricked to revere Jewelius. He's never shown reviling the [[HeroWithBadPublicity heroes Jewelius has denigrated]], and he's one of the first ponies to protest against the PublicExecution of [[spoiler:Celestia]] after the [[spoiler:dismantled princess]] has made a final statement in the form of a heartwrenching apology speech to everypony in Canterlot. After the heroes and [[spoiler:all the Changelings]] have escaped, he actually argues against Jewelius when the latter [[SkewedPriorities wants to focus on finding the escaped heroes at the expense of preparing against]] [[spoiler:a new Changeling invasion]].
* [=TheInvertedShadow=]'s ''[[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHK43TJoVNRJ85mxMLzWT9bDTViWzNHUM Lyrish]]'' series: Compared to her happy-go-lucky roommate and said roommate's loyal robot companion, Bon Bon is a paragon of sanity. Of the three, she's the only one to realize that having ''anything'' to do with the Fazbear's Fright establishment is a terrible idea. [[spoiler: And next to the thoroughly twisted Magic Mare and Painset Shimmercakes, both of whom become tentative allies of the trio by series' end, there's just no comparison.]]
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13198950/12/Crazy-Trouble-With-Love-Part-8 Alliance of Amazons and Izuku]]'', Ryukyu is the only heroine interested in Izuku who calmly explains what's going on rather than try to lie about the situation, monopolize his time, or push him into situations he's uncomfortable with. Notably, while Mirko forces Izuku to keep sparring with her for hours after an already trying day and pulls a ThereIsOnlyOneBed to make him cuddle with her, Ryukyu offers to let him use her own bed while she does paperwork downstairs.
* ''Fanfic/WhiteSheepRWBY'': As in [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} canon]], Cinder Fall is a ruthless manipulator willing to do anything for power. However, here she is stuck between Jaune (a half-Grimm abomination who wants to become a KnightInShiningArmor) and his mother Salem (an EvilOverlord and DotingParent who [[IWantGrandkids really wants Cinder to marry Jaune]]). Cinder has little time for her own plans as she has to balance Jaune causing a scene by running around the city in his "Hentacle" form and Salem trying to send an army of Grimm to destroy the city in order to get Jaune back.
* In ''Series/Supergirl2015'' fic ''Fanfic/FutureShock'' this is in story a role given to Susan Vasquez whom Kara dubs 'Adult Supervision', noting that the explosive mix of personalities needs someone who will call them all on their bullshit. Noteably, Susan is not thrilled with this position, especially when everyone starts deferring decisions to her, leading to one of the few times she loses her temper when the nearly 100 year old former interplanetary general wants Susan to act as adult supervision
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