unamaga on whether or not Rodney from SGA is a nice guy
"Butting in here to say: yes! Yes he is Oscar the Grouch! Also, back in the beginning of the series, in Hot Zone, we saw Rodney as chief scientist being brisk and a little grouchy, but completely sincere in congratulating his underlings and telling them they did well. I think that's something people forget about Rodney - he's completely stunted when it comes to appreciating people, but he's always sincere when he manages it, and every time something happens to one of His People, you can see how much it affects him. He's sort of like a really disgruntled sheep herder who constantly complains about how smelly and annoying and inconvenient his sheep are, but will fight off wolves to protect them."