Loyal Opposition is essentially an Ideologue, but one who routinely adopts the language, issues and arguments of his foes. Whether he does this out of some sense of sportsmanship, in order to deter Furious Typer or merely to seem elusive, his slipperiness can wind up disconcerting friend and foe alike. His unorthodox approach swiftly routs weak warriors, but stronger, more thorough foes can usually disassemble his doublespeak and expose the inconsistencies.[/b]
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A devil's advocate sort of mentality, it seems, but with aims much closer to el diablo himself than with the Courts of Reason. Yep, sounds like Artful Dodger, or even a version of Evil Clown. _________________ Evil Clown/Therapist, longtime warrior of online writing forums.
Fundamentally different in both motive and means from Artful Dodger and Evil Clown, who use diversions and tricks to misdirect. Loyal Opposition usually has a pretty straightforward pattern similar to Ideologue, only he aims to portray himself as a bipartisan type who has mastered both dialogues and can't be pigeonholed. Usually, this is as simple as adopting a pet "maverick issue" - for example, a conservative of this type might be pro-abortion or anti-gun, a liberal may habitually quote William F. Buckley and Ayn Rand. Both will flaunt their unusual positions and knowledge for a tactical advantage against foes who make too many assumptions or rely on tired arguments (Furious Typer is particularly vulnerable). This warrior's main weakness is his tendency to favor style over substance; patient types like Philosopher and Therapist can often turn his ideological inconsistencies to their advantage, and when this happens, he has none of Artful Dodger's speed or skill with obfuscation to help him out.
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