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Competent man

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  1. or at least exhibits a very wide range of abilities and knowledge, making him a form of polymath

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  2. While not the first to use such a character type, the heroes (and heroines) of Robert A. Heinlein's fiction are generally competent men/women, and one of Heinlein's characters Lazarus Long gives a good summary of requirements

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  3. While not implausible with older or unusually long lived characters, when such characters are young it is often not adequately explained as to how they acquired so many skills at an early age

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
  4. this impression is bolstered by the tendency of the competent man to break rules that normally seem necessary

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  5. would be easy for a reader to form the impression that the competent man is just basically a better sort of human being, leading to the contention that this is a basically Fascist trope

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 2, 2009
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