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Scum and Villainy: Chutzpah

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Ventessel
02.28.2013 , 09:04 AM | #1
Anyone who's ever played the classic tabletop RPG by West End Games, Paranoia, knows the value of chutzpah. It's that unique combination of staggering large cajones and ice-in-your-veins cool that let's you walk calmly into the Senate Chambers pushing a carton of thermal detonators, insist that the guards help you get the crate into a turbolift, have them light your cigar for you because your hands are full with the high explosives, and then convince them to leave, smiling at a job well done.

Han Solo was a fine example of this blend of charisma and creativity. Many smugglers get by solely on luck, but the good ones can play off any situation to their advantage, almost to the point of absurdity.

So, who is the coolest customer of them all? Which Star Wars character best embodies this trait?
The Heir to ChaosAdded Chapter Sixteen-- 17 APR 2013
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ~ George Orwell

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Ventessel
02.28.2013 , 11:26 AM | #2
Here's the textbook definition of Chutzpah, for those wondering:
1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall. 2. audacity; nerve.
The Heir to ChaosAdded Chapter Sixteen-- 17 APR 2013
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ~ George Orwell