The sense of greatness present when we read Beowulf today comes directly from the hero first in how he handles himself, and second through his commendable feats. One of the first things to note in this poem is the importance of ancestry.
Kisuke Urahara is a Power Trio all by himself.
He manipulates both the villains and the protagonists to ensure the protagonists can defeat the villains, telling the protagonists only what he feels they need to know and sometimes only just enough to get them into trouble. He's a firm believer in the school of hard knocks, believing the best martial training is real battle experience.
However, he's also a former shinigami captain and therefore when he has to fight he willingly becomes a full-blown Action Hero. Most of his machinations, aid and fighting tactics occur in the form of scientific knowledge and invention, as he's actually primarily a Science Hero.
There's a reason why he's a Living Legend in-universe. Homeron in the Blue Dragon anime is an informant who sneaks into a target, steals information, and gets out before his mark knows he's arrived. Harusumi from Bokura no Kiseki. He can kick ass when the occasion calls for it, but given that he has less in the way of combat training than most of the other characters, he tends to prefer to achieve victory through manipulation and coordination with other characters.
In Brave10Yukimura is intelligent and is very good at taking in the bigger picture, and using that knowledge to manipulate people into doing what he wants without ever having to fight himself. Clow Reed and his reincarnation Eriol Hiiragizawa in Cardcaptor Sakura manipulate the heroine into accomplishing his master plan aid her in her quest to become the second master of the magical cards he created.
He prefers to play politics to sideline his opponents most of the time. For instance, at one point after losing his most important fighter and being attacked by the two most powerful armies in that universe - the Chinese and the Brittanian - he manipulates the Eunuch Generals into announcing their evil plans to their entire countryinciting riots and cutting off their Brittanian support.
This plan went very smoothly because he managed to steal it from a third opponent without that third opponent ever telling something about it, who had no choice but to support Lelouch after this fight. Using politics he sidelined one bad empire, destroyed a second one and got the support of the third one.
While other adaptations turn her into an idiot heroineher first manga series portrayed her as a very clever woman, Wise Beyond Their Years that used several tactics including charm, manipulation, distraction and lies to advance her investigations and go straight to the source of the evil.
Unlike the most magical girl warriors that this manga inspired, she didn't resorted into ass kicking immediately, favoring detective work, stealth and the simple solution. But, of course, when the time for fight does come, she becomes unbeatable. And similar to the way she manipulates to achieve her goals, during fights she is never ashamed of using whatever type of dirty tricks she feels necessary.
L, heroic counterpart to Light, is the poster boy for Magnificent Bastards. Less heroic than other cases in that he comes across as amoral- the author admits that he is "a little bit evil"- and is interested in Light more for the challenge than administering justice.
Near, who is L's successor as the Heroic Chessmaster. He makes a lot of inspiring speeches when his assistants moan about how well Kira, Mello and the mafia seem to be doingbut some that are clearly insincere.
The incarnation of Taichi Yagami from the Digimon V-Tamer 01 manga survives and thrives throughout the series thanks to this trope.
His penchant for strategy, faking out opponents, and making himself be underestimated are a requirement when constantly facing stronger opponents like he and his Digimon partner Zeromaru do on a regular basis. Especially in a series where most of the antagonists are strategists themselves.
Piccolo is very wise and strategic in battle. Manipulating the likes of Freeza, Cell and Majin Buu when it seems they have the upper hand against him.
He is considered The Strategist among the Z-Fighters for a reason. Hell, him manipulating Super Buu and frustrating him into acting desperately was the main plan to saving his sons, friend and the whole universe. Satan of Dragon Ball Z manages to be one of these through sheer luck while trying to preserve his facade of being the world's strongest fighter and heroor by exploiting his fame and celebrity status.
His exploits include aiding in the battle with Cell by convincing Gohan to fight by risking his life to get Android 16's head to him, stopping Majin Buu's rampage by befriending himand convincing the entire planet to give their energy to Goku to finish off Kid Buu once and for all, and he continues this trend in Dragon Ball GT by convincing the planet's populace to escape the impending Earth-Shattering Kaboomand in Dragon Ball Xenoverse he teaches you the Draw Aggro technique, one of the most useful moves in the game.
Even other characters acknowledge in-universe that while he's nowhere near the power of even the weakest Z-Fighter though admittedly very powerful compared to regular humans he definitely is a hero all the same.Unferth: Beowulf I was wrong to doubt you before, and I shall not again.
Yours is the blood of courage. I bet your forgiveness. Beowulf: Granted. Unferth: Cain. Cain! Take my sword. It belonged to my . The sense of greatness present when we read Beowulf today comes directly from the hero first in how he handles himself, and second through his commendable feats.
One of the first things to note in this poem is the importance of ancestry. The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing Denmark, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge. Explanation of the famous quotes in Beowulf, including all important speeches, comments, quotations, and monologues.
Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Beowulf. Good vs. Evil Quotes In the end each clan on the outlying coasts beyond the whale-road had to yield to him and began to pay tribute. Characters are constantly defined in terms of their fathers and ancestors.
This passage also emphasizes heroic action itself as a cultural value—even a fatherless individual can make a name for himself if he .