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29th May '17 9:24:40 PM nombretomado
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* Mr. Carlton in ''WKRPInCincinnati''. He's a nervous and henpecked man, but he's strongly implied to have seen heavy combat in World War II bloodbaths.

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* Mr. Carlton in ''WKRPInCincinnati''.''Series/WKRPInCincinnati''. He's a nervous and henpecked man, but he's strongly implied to have seen heavy combat in World War II bloodbaths.
19th Jan '17 1:33:05 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' runs around this trope as the eponymous superhero is extremely coward (as it's an AffectionateParody of {{Tokusatsu }} movies). Creator/{{Chespirito}} always said that this was intentional as the real hero wasn't the one without fear but the one that even with fear still did the right thing.

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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' runs around this trope as the eponymous superhero is extremely coward (as it's an AffectionateParody of {{Tokusatsu }} {{Tokusatsu}} movies). Creator/{{Chespirito}} always said that this was intentional as the real hero wasn't the one without fear but the one that even with fear still did the right thing.
19th Jan '17 1:32:42 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' runs around this trope as the eponymous superhero is extremely coward (as it's an AffectionateParody of {{Tokusatsu }} movies.. Creator/{{Chespirito}} always said that this was intentional as the real hero wasn't the one without fear but the one that even with fear still did the right thing.

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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' runs around this trope as the eponymous superhero is extremely coward (as it's an AffectionateParody of {{Tokusatsu }} movies..movies). Creator/{{Chespirito}} always said that this was intentional as the real hero wasn't the one without fear but the one that even with fear still did the right thing.
19th Jan '17 1:32:24 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'' runs around this trope as the eponymous superhero is extremely coward (as it's an AffectionateParody of {{Tokusatsu }} movies.. Creator/{{Chespirito}} always said that this was intentional as the real hero wasn't the one without fear but the one that even with fear still did the right thing.
4th Jan '17 5:40:20 PM gb00393
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* Samwell Tarly of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', who dismisses himself as an ignoble coward even after he TakesALevelInBadass. Not quite as pronounced as in the books, but still.

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* ShrinkingViolet Samwell Tarly of ''Series/GameOfThrones'', who dismisses himself as an ignoble coward even after he TakesALevelInBadass. Not quite as pronounced as in the books, but still. For example, he faces off with a White Walker to protect Gilly and her son.
10th Dec '16 7:29:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' [[TheSmartGuy Hardison]] often acts this way, especially in comparison to [[InHarmsWay adrenaline junkie]] Parker or BadAss Elliot. While he often complains about the situations he goes into, he never actually backs down.

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* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' [[TheSmartGuy Hardison]] often acts this way, especially in comparison to [[InHarmsWay adrenaline junkie]] Parker or BadAss badass Elliot. While he often complains about the situations he goes into, he never actually backs down.
2nd Jun '16 2:53:36 AM Doug86
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* Captain Edmund Blackadder of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' always actively tries to shirk dangerous duties, and spends most of the series trying to avoid leaving his trench, but whenever he is thrust into a life-threatening situation (captured, court-martialed, sent on recon missions) he is just as calm and collected as he is sitting back in his safe, warm hidey-hole. Most fans consider him less a coward and more unwilling to die needlessly, and, to be honest, getting out of WorldWarOne is a pretty sympathetic motivation.

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* Captain Edmund Blackadder of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' always actively tries to shirk dangerous duties, and spends most of the series trying to avoid leaving his trench, but whenever he is thrust into a life-threatening situation (captured, court-martialed, sent on recon missions) he is just as calm and collected as he is sitting back in his safe, warm hidey-hole. Most fans consider him less a coward and more unwilling to die needlessly, and, to be honest, getting out of WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is a pretty sympathetic motivation.
19th Feb '16 10:16:57 PM bwburke94
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* Xander "I laugh in the face of danger...Then I hide until it goes away" Harris from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''talked'' about being a coward, but would go into danger to help his friends despite his fear.

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* Xander "I laugh in the face of danger...Then I hide until it goes away" Harris from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ''talked'' about being a coward, but would go into danger to help his friends despite his fear.



* ''TheLoneGunmen'': Byers is a meek, mild-tempered guy - ''except'' when you ask him to look the other way on an injustice. Then, he suddenly develops enough balls to call out one of the most frightening members of TheConspiracy right to his face.

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* ''TheLoneGunmen'': ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'': Byers is a meek, mild-tempered guy - ''except'' when you ask him to look the other way on an injustice. Then, he suddenly develops enough balls to call out one of the most frightening members of TheConspiracy right to his face.



** Turlough, during the [[Creator/PeterDavison Fifth]] Doctor run is a mix of this between this and LovableCoward. He's only with the Doctor because of circumstances, and runs away from things and hates danger, but when it's needed he mans up and does what's right.

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** Turlough, during the [[Creator/PeterDavison Fifth]] Doctor run Fifth Doctor's run, is a mix of this between this and LovableCoward. He's only with the Doctor because of circumstances, and runs away from things and hates danger, but when it's needed he mans up and does what's right.
22nd Dec '15 8:40:53 PM lorgskyegon
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Quark (who had always been portrayed as pretty much a fast talking coward) had a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he stood in front of a Klingon who was nearly twice his height in the middle of the Klingon parliament, after the Klingon had challenged him to a duel to the death, and just looked him straight in the eyes and flat out told him that he wasn't going to fight and if [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Klingon]] wanted Quark dead just to [[GetItOverWith get on with it]]. This would, of course, deny the Klingon the honor of defeating a foe gloriously in battle (Quark even KNELT), making his "victory" shallow and meaningless. The Klingon went in for the kill anyway, but the Klingon Emperor stepped in, and declared that if the bad guy would really kill an unarmed opponent, then he truly had no honor and he was promptly discommendated and kicked out of the building.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' Quark (who had always been portrayed as pretty much a fast talking coward) had a CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he stood in front of a Klingon who was nearly twice his height in the middle of the Klingon parliament, after the Klingon had challenged him to a duel to the death, and just looked him straight in the eyes and flat out told him that he wasn't going to fight and if [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy the Klingon]] wanted Quark dead just to [[GetItOverWith get on with it]]. This would, of course, deny the Klingon the honor of defeating a foe gloriously in battle (Quark even KNELT), making his "victory" shallow and meaningless. The Klingon went in for the kill anyway, but the Klingon Emperor Chancellor stepped in, and declared that if the bad guy would really kill an unarmed opponent, then he truly had no honor and he was promptly discommendated and kicked out of the building.building. Gowron even compliments Quark on the bravery doing that would have to take.
18th Dec '15 12:23:19 PM Divra
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* Captain Edmund Blackadder of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' always actively tries to shirk dangerous duties, and spends most of the series trying to avoid leaving his trench, but whenever he is thrust into a life-threatening situation (captured, court-martialed, sent on recon missions) he is just as ice-cold as he is sitting back in his safe, warm hidey-hole. Most fans consider him less a coward and more unwilling to die needlessly, and, to be honest, getting out of WorldWarOne is a pretty sympathetic motivation.

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* Captain Edmund Blackadder of ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'' always actively tries to shirk dangerous duties, and spends most of the series trying to avoid leaving his trench, but whenever he is thrust into a life-threatening situation (captured, court-martialed, sent on recon missions) he is just as ice-cold calm and collected as he is sitting back in his safe, warm hidey-hole. Most fans consider him less a coward and more unwilling to die needlessly, and, to be honest, getting out of WorldWarOne is a pretty sympathetic motivation.
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