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In everyday speech, it denotes something occurring or being known before the event.
Said of an argument that seeks to prove a statement's validity by pointing out the absurdity of an opponent's position (cf.
They are the chain of command that goes past the basic Command Roster.
The Rebellious Rebel is motivated by loyalty to him.
I was beginning to think something much, much worse was happening. Heroes like the Ignored Expert have a hard enough time dealing with idiotic peasants, but their deepest problems invariably come from the antagonistic local authorities, who are dead set on ignoring their warnings and running them out of town because it's politically expedient.
Usually Lawful Good and the person characters must Bring News Back to.
Noteworthy because, if the hero does manage to convince them, they can help in the fight but they may have to Shoot the Dog as part of their position.
Being in a position where you are responsible for millions and do not think that A Million Is a Statistic can be hard.
Often, they'll ask for proof and facts rather than follow baseless accusations, but even then, they'll usually humor the heroes and go check out their theories; whether it pans out or turns into a dead end depends on how far along the story is.
However, their openness to the heroes' ideas doesn't mean they'll follow Agent Mulder's crazy ideas blindly.
appeal to ridicule) or that an assertion is false because of its absurdity.