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Would moose go under the Real Life examples because they look clumsy and silly with their drooping horselike heads, palm-shaped antlers, size, and long and spindly legs yet they kill more people than bears and wolves and cause serious car accidents?
I think F.A.N.G from Street Fighter should qualify. I mean this guy pretty much has as much power as Bison and once tasted the liquified remains of one of his victims. Plus he kidnapped a little girl or something
because those of us unfamiliar with that incarnation of Ganon (or possibly any incarnation of Ganon) have no idea why he fits here. Sure, the "Beware" is obvious, but there's no silly in that entry.
Any particular reason this page is so full of Fan Myopia?
What do you mean?
Why is this a villanous trope? Hell, the trope image is of a hero. It's most certainly NOT "Beware the Nice Ones", as anyone wiht half a brain can understand that nice does not equal silly.
Either this trope is very poorly named, or it's a morality neutral trope. Logic dictates the latter.
Beware the Nice Ones is a neutral trope; heroes or villains can fit in it. This trope is named almost the same way.
And as we see with the trope image, there are definite good-guy examples of this trope. Luna from Harry Potter is possibly another example.
The picture isnt appropriate, the Trope description basicaly calls it a Not So Harmless Harmless Villan, but the image is more akin to a Superpowered Evil Side of The Sidekick
I made an updated picture but am having trouble putting it up,here's the link: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/90/ron.png/
I agree. The picture is a better illustration for Let's Get Dangerous! or Took a Level in Badass.
How does this trope differentiate from an Evil-flavoured Bunny-Ears Lawyer?
A Bunny-Ears Lawyer is someone who's allowed to keep doing a job despite being quirky.
This is someone who would be a legitimate threat but is treated as harmless because the heroes beat him easily and he acts silly.
An evil-flavored Bunny-Ears Lawyer would be...a henchman that the Big Bad keeps around because despite the fact he goes into battle wearing a tutu, he consistently wins those fights.
Does a character really need to be evil to be a part of Beware the Silly Ones? It seems like any silly character who could suddenly become crazy dangerous could fall under this trope.
If the evilness is an essential part of this it really ought to be renamed, as Beware the Nice Ones is alignment-neutral and based on the exact same principle.
"It seems like any silly character who could suddenly become crazy dangerous could fall under this trope." How does that apply to good characters? He would be incredibly dangerous if the villains weren't keeping him in check? Because now it says the silly-seeming villain would actually be dangerous if the heroes weren't keeping him in check.
The title of this trope brings a clear image to mind that is not what the actual description says. In fact, the wrong interpretation (that the silly ones can be dangerous too) is so obvious I'd say it could be made a trope with this name and rename this one. Heck, at a glance it seems there are more "silly but dangerous" ones and barely any "only looks silly because the heroes are keeping him in check" examples now.
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