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8th Jun '16 3:41:04 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', an AlternateUniverseFic about the life of [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen]], he starts out as this. Being in his early twenties, the young peacock noble is the prideful and short-tempered perfectionist he's known as in canon, but he doesn't doubt the love his parents and old nanny have towards him. His condescending attitude is born from being scorned by almost everyone as an abomination and a bad omen due to his albinism, no matter what he did to please people. [[ThenLetMeBeEvil Eventually he stopped trying to win people's acceptance and decided give them the monster they were determined to see]]. However, he was the only noble in general to show any shred of kindness towards his family's wolf guard, winning their UndyingLoyalty. While he initially treats his might-be-fiancé Lianne with disdain, her gentle nature and [[ParentalNeglect vulnerability]] behind her regal lady's facade win his heart. Unfortunately, as his [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]] and attempts to prevent his fate corrupt him like in canon, [[TookALevelInJerkass his heart of gold has eroded]] by the time of the movie's happenings to the point that it's barely visible anymore. Fortunately, [[LoveMartyr Lianne's]] love eventually sets him more or less on the right path to the point that he [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy stops his attempt]] to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force her into marriage with him]], prompting her to marry him anyway]]. He also [[spoiler:sends [[TheDragon the Wolf Boss]] and the wolf pack away before his final confrontation with Po, [[SparedByTheAdaptation sparing them from their canon fates]]]]. Following [[spoiler:his return to Lianne after avoiding his canon ending, he retains many of his negative qualities, but resigns himself to live the rest of his life in secret imprisonment in his wife's home so that he can stay and protect her and [[PapaWolf their son]]]].
** Lianne's father Lord Chang comes off as a pure {{Jerkass}} for most of the story until his final appearance [[spoiler:in his deathbed]]. He tried to [[ParentalNeglect make his only child a carrier of his legacy and didn't show affection towards her for Lianne's entire life]] and attempted to push her into marriage so that [[IWantGrandkids she'd give him a grandson]]. He says that all of this was to secure the future generations' fortune. He did love Lianne's mother and won her heart by [[spoiler:giving her the choice of not having to choose between him and his brother]]. When he heard that Shen had overtaken Gongmen City and imprisoned Lianne, [[PapaWolf he was determined to do everything needed to raise an army to storm Gongmen City and free his daughter]], with only [[spoiler:the stroke he suffered]] preventing him. After thirty years of estrangement, he asks Lianne's forgiveness even though he doesn't expect it to come. When Lianne tells him that [[spoiler:she's pregnant with Shen's child]], he gives [[WhenHeSmiles a true smile]] for her [[SoProudOfYou for the first time]] and [[spoiler:passes away contently]].

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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', an AlternateUniverseFic about the life of [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 Lord Shen]], he starts out as this. Being in his early twenties, the young peacock noble is the prideful and short-tempered perfectionist he's known as in canon, but he doesn't doubt the love his parents and old nanny have towards him. His condescending attitude is born from being scorned by almost everyone as an abomination and a bad omen due to his albinism, no matter what he did to please people. [[ThenLetMeBeEvil [[FreudianExcuse Eventually he stopped trying to win people's acceptance and decided give them the monster they were determined to see]]. However, he was the only noble in general to show any shred of kindness towards his family's wolf guard, winning their UndyingLoyalty. While he initially treats his might-be-fiancé Lady Lianne with disdain, her gentle nature and [[ParentalNeglect vulnerability]] behind her regal lady's facade win his heart. Unfortunately, as his [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]] and attempts to prevent his fate corrupt him like in canon, [[TookALevelInJerkass his heart of gold has eroded]] by the time of the movie's happenings to the point that it's barely visible anymore. Fortunately, [[LoveMartyr Lianne's]] love eventually sets him more or less on the right path to the point that he [[spoiler:[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy stops his attempt]] to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force her into marriage with him]], prompting her to marry him anyway]]. He also [[spoiler:sends [[TheDragon the Wolf Boss]] and the wolf pack away before his final confrontation with Po, [[SparedByTheAdaptation sparing them from their canon fates]]]]. Following [[spoiler:his return to Lianne after avoiding his canon ending, he retains many of his negative qualities, but resigns himself to live the rest of his life in secret imprisonment in of his wife's home so that he can stay and protect her and [[PapaWolf their son]]]].
** Lianne's father Lord Chang comes off as a pure {{Jerkass}} for most of the story until his final appearance [[spoiler:in his deathbed]]. appearance. He tried to [[ParentalNeglect make his only child a carrier of his legacy and legacy, didn't show affection towards Lianne for her for Lianne's entire life]] and attempted to push her into marriage so that [[IWantGrandkids she'd give him a grandson]]. He says that all of this was to secure the future generations' fortune. He did love Lianne's mother and won her heart by [[spoiler:giving her the choice of not having to choose between him and his brother]]. When he heard that Shen had overtaken Gongmen City and imprisoned Lianne, [[PapaWolf he was determined to do everything needed to raise an army to storm Gongmen City and free his daughter]], with only [[spoiler:the stroke he suffered]] preventing him. After thirty years of estrangement, he asks Lianne's forgiveness even though he doesn't expect it to come. When Lianne tells him that [[spoiler:she's pregnant with Shen's child]], he gives [[WhenHeSmiles a true smile]] for her [[SoProudOfYou for the first time]] and [[spoiler:passes away contently]].
23rd May '16 4:56:35 PM WildeOscar
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* {{Series/House}} gets depicted like this in a lot of fanfics.
3rd Apr '16 5:26:52 PM Aiguille
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** Nick Fury is a grumpy, ruthless man, more than willing to use intimidation and coercion to get his way. He was also once a nice young man who ended up massively disillusioned after going twelve underfunded and undersupported rounds with Lucius Malfoy and [[ILetGwenStacyDie lost the closest thing he had to a little sister]] [[LostLenore Lily Potter.]]

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** Nick Fury is a grumpy, ruthless man, more than willing to use intimidation and coercion to get his way. He was also once a nice young man who ended up massively disillusioned after going twelve underfunded and undersupported rounds with Lucius Malfoy and [[ILetGwenStacyDie lost the closest thing he had to a little sister]] [[LostLenore [[TheLostLenore Lily Potter.]]
24th Feb '16 6:09:46 PM MisterTulip
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** The rewrite makes ''Tsali'' of all people into this. Under all his genocidal AxeCrazy psychopathy, he has quite a few HiddenDepths. He considers his Tsali Endoskeletons as his children and shows remorse that most of them are gone. Likewise, when he hired a group of mercenaries to help him hunt down the Seedrians, he became quite fond of them [[spoiler: and was utterly devastated when they betrayed him]] - it actually causes him to consider whether getting revenge was really worth it in the end. [[spoiler: The fact that one of them was his little sister probably didn't help.]]

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** The rewrite makes ''Tsali'' of all people into this. Under all his genocidal AxeCrazy psychopathy, he has quite a few HiddenDepths. He considers his Tsali Endoskeletons as his children and shows remorse that most of them are gone. Likewise, when he hired a group of mercenaries to help him hunt down the Seedrians, he became quite fond of them [[spoiler: and was utterly devastated when they betrayed him]] - it actually causes him to consider whether getting revenge was really worth it in the end. [[spoiler: The fact that one of them was his little sister probably didn't help.]]]]
* Sunset Shimmer starts out as this in ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', although the "jerk" part [[CharacterDevelopment fades out over time]].
22nd Feb '16 10:03:50 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm has a number:

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has a number:
22nd Feb '16 9:41:48 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm has a number:
** Tony, albeit with the {{Jerkass}} part significantly downplayed following years of Pepper and the Avengers' good influence. [[spoiler: The news that he's becoming a father has further improved his disposition.]]
** Carol Danvers is a downplayed variant, a StepfordSnarker and a BrokenAce who is actually very nice once you get past the understandably spiky outer shell, and Harry almost invariably sees the heart of gold. However, the narrative makes mention of a pre-Spidey Peter Parker, who so happened to be unfortunate enough to catch her on a bad day.
** Nick Fury is a grumpy, ruthless man, more than willing to use intimidation and coercion to get his way. He was also once a nice young man who ended up massively disillusioned after going twelve underfunded and undersupported rounds with Lucius Malfoy and [[ILetGwenStacyDie lost the closest thing he had to a little sister]] [[LostLenore Lily Potter.]]
*** Peter Wisdom [[spoiler: a.k.a. Regulus Black]], his protégé, is all of this and more, for obvious reasons.
** Namor is an unrepentant asshole, and hinted to have tried very hard to kill the First Class of X-Men (whatever he did, [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] Summers is still holding a grudge most of fifty years later). However, he apparently apologised, considers Steve one of the very few men he ever really respected, paying him a number of back-handed compliments and ''immediately'' seeking epic scale vengeance for HYDRA's actions in chapter 74. He was also rather impressed by [[spoiler: Rhodey's attempt to hold up the Helicarrier.]] Despite bitching and moaning the whole time, he can usually be relied upon to do the right thing.
11th Feb '16 7:17:34 PM phoenix
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* Pretty much every single one of the Night Guards in "FanFic/WeRentTheNight" is this, except the NaiveNewComer.

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* Pretty much every single one of the Night Guards in "FanFic/WeRentTheNight" ''FanFic/WeRentTheNight'' is this, except the NaiveNewComer.
11th Feb '16 7:16:55 PM phoenix
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* Petty much every single one of the Night Guards in ''FanFic/WeRentTheNight is this, except the NaiveNewComer.

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* Petty Pretty much every single one of the Night Guards in ''FanFic/WeRentTheNight "FanFic/WeRentTheNight" is this, except the NaiveNewComer.
11th Feb '16 2:17:07 PM mkmlp
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11th Feb '16 2:16:24 PM mkmlp
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* Petty much every single one of the Night Guards in ''FanFic/WeRentTheNight is this, except the NaiveNewComer.
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