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Trope Talk: Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass

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Everyone say hello to my favorite character archetype, which just narrowly edges out my second favorite, "crazy-prepared deadpan stoic badass with 37 knives hidden on their person at all times". The CMHB is an impossibly versatile writing tool wrapped up in a goofy, charming exterior, and I'd like to tell you all about its many literary uses today!

Who's your favorite CMHB, and what's your favorite scene with them? Gush about it in the comments!

(Part of this video was inspired in a big way by this excellent Every Frame A Painting video:

GENERAL EXAMPLES: Trigun, Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Elfen Lied, Deadman Wonderland, Bleach, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Brooklyn 99, Danny Phantom, Kim Possible, Kung Fu Panda, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Berserk (Manga), Teen Titans, Storm Hawks, Cowboy Bebop, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, assorted Jackie Chan movies


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