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|name= Stanley the Tool
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|race= [[Men]]
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|faction= [[Gobwin Knob]]
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|tribe= [[Plaid Tribe|The (nearly-lost) Plaid Tribe]]
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|class= [[Ruler]] ([[Overlord]])
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|special= [[Leadership]], [[Arkenhammer]],[[Dance-Fighting]]
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=Canon=
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=Proposed Canon=
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''"Yeah, I hear you. We've had some setbacks. But the thing about a quest for the ultimate power in the world is that it's bound to turn out well."''
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'''Strengths:''' Giving Orders, Taming Dwagons, Knowing What He Wants
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'''Weaknesses:''' Strategy, Critical Thinking, Human Resource Management
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'''First Appearance:''' [[TBFGK 2]] (Eyebook), [[TBFGK 4]] (in person)
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Stanley the Tool (originally "Stanley the Plaid") is the [[Ruler]] of the [[Gobwin Knob|Plaid tribe]]. Also referred to by his enemies as Stanley the Worm. He is the founder of the ideology of [[Toolism]].
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[[Toolism]] is the belief that [[Royal|Royals]] are clinging to a dead mandate and the true plan of the Titans is for the possessors of the [[Arkentools]]. Specifically, Stanley argues that the Titans have a plan for ''him'', and maybe for the rest of the world too, who cares. His worldview is rather shaken when he discovers himself to be in command of a second Arkentool holder, [[Wanda]].
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==Pop and early turns==
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Stanley is a nearly perfect example of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle Peter Principle]. Before the story started, Stanley started out as a [[Piker|piker-class]] [[infantry]] under the command of [[King Saline IV]] of the Plaid. He was probably a truly great [[Piker]], because Saline promoted him to the rank of [[Warlord]]. He was probably an adequate Warlord, until he found the [[Arkenhammer]], tamed [[Dwagons]], and became an exceptional Warlord. He would probably have failed as a [[Chief Warlord]], without the advice and support he received from [[Wanda]], but with her aid he eventually became [[Heir Designate]] to Saline.{{erf|1|079}}
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[[Wanda]] contacted Stanley after hearing he found the [[Arkenhammer]]. Together they planned to attack Wanda's [[kingdom of Faq]]. Wanda had intended for Stanley to lose the battle so she could claim the Arkenhammer herself, but Stanley ultimately won and sacked the kingdom.
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Wanda and Faq's [[Foolamancer]], [[Jack Snipe]] joined Stanley's side.{{erf|1|147}}
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At one point, Stanley took a number of the Plaid's casters, [[Sizemore Rockwell]] among them, on a special mission of undisclosed purpose; when Stanley's group returned to [[Gobwin Knob]], they found that it had fallen to an attack from the [[Gobwins]] breaking their alliance.
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With the dwagons, casters, and the bonus from the Arkenhammer, Stanley easily retook the city and became the [[Ruler]] of [[Gobwin Knob]].{{erf|1|079}} [[Ansom]] believed that [[Stanley]] orchestrated this rebellion to come to power.{{erf|1|034}}
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Despite having the [[Arkenhammer]] and the assistance of [[Wanda]], Stanley failed utterly as an [[Overlord]], until [[Wanda]] eventually managed to [[Summon Perfect Warlord Spell|summon]] [[Parson]].
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===Recent turns===
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With Wanda's encouragement, Stanley decided to start a quest for the other [[Arkentools]].{{erf|1|147}} The exact intention and course of this campaign is unknown, although it is mentioned that he attacked [[Transylvito]] faction, [[Elves]] and wiped out the [[Milquetoast|Milquetoast Clan]].{{erf|1|034}} He had at least one skirmish with [[Jetstone]].
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As a result of the campaign Stanley lost 10 of his 11 cities and all of his [[leadership]] corps.{{erf|1|005}}<br>
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During the quest, an alliance formed with the aim to defeat Stanley, known as the [[Royal Crown Coalition]].
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===Story: Chapter 1===
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Due to the [[croak]]ing of [[Manpower the Temporary]], Stanley needed to choose a new [[chief warlord]]. His adviser, [[Wanda Firebaugh]] convinced him to [[Summon Perfect Warlord Spell‎|summon the perfect warlord]]{{erf|1|005}}, who turned out to be [[Parson Gotti]]{{erf|1|017}}.
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==Achievements==
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*Stanley managed to make his way from common infantry to [[Overlord]], a very rare career advancement
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*He found one of the [[Arkentools]], the [[Arkenhammer]], and was attuned to it
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*He used the Arkenhammer to tame [[dwagon|dwagons]] (and crack nuts, which sometimes turned into pigeons)
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*Since the events in Chapter 1, he has begun to rebuild his [[Dwagon]] army.
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==Relationships==
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===[[Sizemore Rockwell]]===
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{{:StanleySizemore}}
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===[[Wanda Firebaugh]]===
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{{:StanleyWanda}}
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===[[Parson Gotti]]===
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{{:ParsonStanley}}
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===[[Jack Snipe]]===
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{{:StanleyJack}}
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===[[The warlord formerly known as Prince]]===
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{{:StanleyAnsom}}
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=Speculation=
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The name of the Plaid tribe seems to be purposefully homophonic to "played", which would make Stanley's (and his tribe) original name an indicator of how much of a ''tool'' he really is.
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The background behind Stanley's rise to power is unclear.  At some point, he was appointed heir designate by [[King Saline IV]].  Some time after that Stanley left on a special mission taking some casters with him and [[King Saline IV]] was croaked by a [[Gobwin]] rebellion.  The question is why did the [[Gobwins]] rebel?  Either Stanley orchestrated the rebellion himself or it was planned by someone else.  Stanley's lack of strategic thinking make it less likely he worked alone.  It is possible that [[Wanda]] desired a more easily manipulated ruler and placed Stanley on the throne, perhaps acting in concert with [[Jack]].  It may be that Stanley is actually innocent and had nothing to do with [[King Saline IV]]'s death.  This is admittedly just speculation and we will have to wait for more details to emerge.
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==Battle style==
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Stanley's preferred style is [[Rock|Rocking Out]]. He has for this purpose an order of knights who also can dance fight, the [[Knights in Stanley's Service]], who wear makeup and armor reminiscent of real life band [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiss_%28band%29 KISS], and so far the only song they have been seen rocking out to is indeed a KISS song. This is a well known fact even in the alliance, and the forces of [[Transylvito]] prepared themselves for this tactic when they planned the trap in the choke point to FAQ, donning costumes reminiscent of the musical West Side Story and dance fighting to a modified version of the Jet theme song and the song "Cool".
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Stanley's attunement to the [[Arkenhammer]] is what allows him to [[Rock|Rock Out]], a style considered [[Titan|Titanic]] and superior to mere [[Dance-Fighting]].  Before he became Overlord, Stanley won many battles for King Saline IV and is likely a powerful warlord.  He defeated Caesar and his stack with a single swing of the Arkenhammer.
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== Possible Character Development ==
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Stanley has shown some instances of character growth through the story.  He may have been humbled somewhat by the events of Book One.  His series of defeats and nearly being killed himself seem to have shaken him.  Upon his return to [[Gobwin Knob]], Stanley mentioned that he was trying to get better with names.  He even acknowledged [[Sizemore]] which he had never done before apparently.  Stanley surprised Parson when he uncharacteristically apologized and admitted that he had been wrong to flee with the [[dwagons]].
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Stanley became very insecure after the [[Battle for Gobwin Knob]].  He seemed suspicious and jealous of [[Wanda]] and her new [[decrypted]] army.  He seemed to miss the days when he could lead armies, fight battles and tame [[dwagons]] but now he was stuck in the [[capital]] while he watched the action from the sidelines. Parson using his bracer works out the odds of Dwagon's popping in the minty mountains and sets it up so that Stanley can once again feel useful by taming more Dwagon's possibly two or three a turn.
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When [[Wanda]] suggested [[croaking]] and [[decrypt]]ing [[Jack]] in order to conserve the remaining [[healomancy]] [[scroll]]s, Stanley decided to turn her down.  He has begun to feel that [[Wanda]] is a little bit out of control and perhaps killing his own troops and decrypting them is a bit heartless.  Also he actually admitted to liking [[Jack]], probably for his saving Stanley's life.
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=Real World References=
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[http://www.stanleytools.com Stanley Hand Tools] are a fairly widely known company of toolmakers ... albeit better known for knives than hammers...
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In many countries, incl. Austria, Denmark, England & Australia, a "Stanley Knife" is synonumous with a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_knife utility knife].
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A tie-in is made with Paul Stanley, singer/guitarist of KISS, whose make-up he wears for rocking-out with the Arkenhammer.
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In the "Dead Poets' Society", Keating mentions "Stanley 'The Tool' Wilson".
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{{Office Holder
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| Office=[[Ruler]] of [[Gobwin Knob]]
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| Previous=[[King Saline IV]]
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{{Office Holder
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| Office=[[Chief Warlord]] of [[Gobwin Knob]]
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