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* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is taught karate by his grandma after having his bus pass stolen. He masters the style very quickly and the power eventually corrupts him to the point where he attacked an innocent bystander. He instantly regrets this and snaps out of it rather quickly.
14th Jan '17 6:46:13 PM nombretomado
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* Though a far more friendly and comedic example, Dekar from the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' series qualifies. He constantly asserts that he is the world's strongest warrior, and though his arrogance often leads to him looking like a total fool outside of battle, his skill in combat is certainly no joke. By the end of his adventure with Maxim, he's willing to give Maxim credit...as the ''second'' strongest warrior in the world.

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* Though a far more friendly and comedic example, Dekar from the ''Franchise/{{Lufia}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Lufia}}'' series qualifies. He constantly asserts that he is the world's strongest warrior, and though his arrogance often leads to him looking like a total fool outside of battle, his skill in combat is certainly no joke. By the end of his adventure with Maxim, he's willing to give Maxim credit...as the ''second'' strongest warrior in the world.
20th Dec '16 2:12:55 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Jaime Lannister's prodigious swordsmanship makes him one of the most self-assured men in the Seven Kingdoms. The loss of his sword hand puts a dead stop to this.
** Loras Tyrell is one of the best in the realm and knows it, lamenting in "Kissed By Fire" that there are no worthy opponents for him to spar with in King's Landing.
** Anguy is extremely sure of his archery and has good reason to be.
** The water-dancing gladiator in "The Dance of Dragons" is ''very'' good but can't resist making a show of finishing off his opponent, allowing the another combatant to skewer him with a ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind.
20th Dec '16 6:53:58 AM crazysamaritan
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With this character, FailureIsTheOnlyOption. They are almost always defeated by TheHero and are never {{the protagonist}} ([[NoExceptYes except when]] [[SubvertedTrope they are]]). Much of the time, they aren't as talented as they let on. If taken seriously, they might defeat {{the hero}} or a member of the supporting cast, only to be defeated by {{the protagonist}} in a rematch. Often, if you're in an anime or eastern videogame, they'll spout off a line about how you are [[YearsTooEarly a hundred or more years too early]] to be fighting them. If this character is the protagonist, expect BreakTheHaughty to come into play or for them to in some other way learn AnAesop that true mastery comes from patience, discipline and humility. If not, then they may be a DesignatedHero or at least a ShowyInvincibleHero.

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With this character, FailureIsTheOnlyOption. They are almost always defeated by TheHero and are never {{the protagonist}} ([[NoExceptYes except when]] [[SubvertedTrope they are]]).protagonist}}. Much of the time, they aren't as talented as they let on. If taken seriously, they might defeat {{the hero}} or a member of the supporting cast, only to be defeated by {{the protagonist}} in a rematch. Often, if you're in an anime or eastern videogame, they'll spout off a line about how you are [[YearsTooEarly a hundred or more years too early]] to be fighting them. If this character is the protagonist, expect BreakTheHaughty to come into play or for them to in some other way learn AnAesop that true mastery comes from patience, discipline and humility. If not, then they may be a DesignatedHero or at least a ShowyInvincibleHero.
14th Dec '16 10:23:45 AM Prometheus117
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** Homura, even moreso. When she actually bothers to fight, she neutralizes powerful witches and {{Magical Girl}}s without even trying, and acts astoundingly condescending most of the time. [[spoiler:Subverted; she does all this for the sake of protecting Madoka, not because she wants to. Her HiddenHeartOfGold comes out near the end.]]

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** Homura, even moreso. When she actually bothers to fight, she neutralizes powerful witches and {{Magical Girl}}s without even trying, and acts astoundingly condescending most of the time. [[spoiler:Subverted; she does all this for the sake of protecting Madoka, not because she wants to. Her HiddenHeartOfGold comes out near the end. That said, she ''can'' be pretty arrogant about her powers at times, which leads to [[TookALevelInBadass Sayaka]] in ''Rebellion'' showing her she's not as invincible as she seems when she briefly neutralizes her powers, leading to an OhCrap on Homura's part.]]
19th Nov '16 10:24:30 PM DustSnitch
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* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' comes close to becoming one if he wasn't already a dark BadAss or the TheComicallySerious.

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* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' comes close to becoming one if he wasn't already a dark BadAss badass or the TheComicallySerious.



** His character Terry Tsurugi from ''Film/TheStreetFighter'' series also qualifies, a viciously brutal {{antihero}}ic {{badass}} with absolutely no qualms about killing opponents in bloody and painful ways.

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** His character Terry Tsurugi from ''Film/TheStreetFighter'' series also qualifies, a viciously brutal {{antihero}}ic {{badass}} badass with absolutely no qualms about killing opponents in bloody and painful ways.
19th Nov '16 8:48:51 AM Kakai
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* ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'' has Jean de Vrailly, who believes himself to be the greatest knight in the world and has decided that this gives him the right to do whatever he pleases.
16th Nov '16 1:04:40 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Kuroobi, part of Arlong's QuirkyMinibossSquad. He brags about his prowess in Fishman Karate, gets Sanji on the ropes for most of their fight due to most of it taking place in water, and only loses because he stops to boast and can't finish his ultimate move (when the first attack hardly did any damage at all) resulting in Sanji curb-stomping him. As a bonus, his name translates to English as "black belt".
** Bellamy constantly thinks he's more powerful than Luffy due to the belief that Luffy is weak because he still believes in his dreams and had let Bellamy beat him up as he found fighting him pointless. Plus he regarded bounties as power levels and that his 55,000,000 Beri trumped Luffy's (at the time) 30,000,000 Beri. However, Bellamy made the mistake of beating up his friends and disregarding the new 100,000,000 Beri bounty as an attempt to scare him. So when the two confronted each other again, it was virtually a no contest; [[CurbStompBattle Luffy floored him]] ''with one hit''.
** At first, [[BadAssGrandpa Whitebeard]] appeared to be like this, ripping up Shanks' letter and demanding he come in person to deliver his message. However, [[spoiler: we see that Whitebeard may be proud but not smug. He is fully aware of his decreasing health and when one of his comrades stabbed him, rather than kill the guy outright, he calmly embraced the traitor, calling him his son and forgiving him. He had charged into battle, expecting to die, in order to save Ace]]. If anything, he is more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** [[TheDragon Rob Lucci]]. Gives up his key so it won't distract from his fight with Luffy. Is unconcerned about anything else but defeating Luffy. Trash talks through the entire thing about how he is more powerful than a [[YouRebelScum mere pirate.]] And unlike virtually every ''One Piece'' main villain, he never suffers a VillainousBreakdown. He's arrogant up until the exact moment of his defeat, and doesn't have time for anything but an OhCrap.
*** Like Whitebeard, Lucci is more than justified in his belief though: until Luffy comes alongm Lucci had never lost and was (short of the Admirals) the strongest agent the World Government had (and had more operational freedom). Had Luffy not been a {{Determinator}} Lucci would have beaten him and gone to successfully massacre his crew and take Robin back.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Neji Hyuuga is an uppercrust example (for a time, he was the trope picture) as is [[TheRival Sasuke Uchiha]]. Neither are exactly smack-talkers, however: Neji tends to use [[TheFatalist long speeches about fate]], while Sasuke prefers [[DeathGlare long, lingering stares]]. Neji gets better thanks to DefeatMeansFriendship. Sasuke is a ''much'' harder sell, as it turns out this trope is ingrained in the Uchiha clan at the genetic level.
** The signature Uchiha arrogance reaches a peak in ol' Madara himself, who has powers close to a god and will not hesitate to remind you of it.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Kuroobi, part of Arlong's QuirkyMinibossSquad. He brags about his prowess in Fishman Karate, gets Sanji on
In ''[[Anime/BtX B't X]]'', there's Ron, the ropes for most hot-headed spiritual guardian.
* Several
of their fight due to most of it taking place in water, and only loses because he stops to boast and can't finish his ultimate move (when the first attack hardly did any damage at all) resulting villains in Sanji curb-stomping him. As a bonus, his name translates to English as "black belt".
** Bellamy constantly thinks he's more powerful than Luffy due to the belief that Luffy is weak because he still believes in his dreams and had let Bellamy beat him up as he found fighting him pointless. Plus he regarded bounties as power levels and that his 55,000,000 Beri trumped Luffy's (at the time) 30,000,000 Beri. However, Bellamy made the mistake of beating up his friends and disregarding the new 100,000,000 Beri bounty as an attempt to scare him. So when the two confronted each other again, it was virtually a no contest; [[CurbStompBattle Luffy floored him]] ''with one hit''.
** At first, [[BadAssGrandpa Whitebeard]] appeared to be
''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' act like this, ripping up Shanks' letter but many of them change after their initial appearance. [[DumbMuscle Yammy]] takes the cake though.
** Nnoitra. He's capable of going over anyone
and demanding he come everyone just to show that he's better than everyone - this shows in person to deliver his message. However, shared backstory with Neliel, whose repeated ass-handing to him made him inflict severe head trauma on her to turn her into a kid and, thus, kick her out of Las Noches. And, for bonus points, his reasoning is combined with pure machismo here: not only he didn't accept to be bested in battle, but it always stuck in his craw to be regularly beaten by a woman.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' -- Syaoran, though this is cheerful {{shoujo}} fare so it's toned down. But as far as he's concerned, no one but him is entitled to the Clow Cards and Sakura's name is 'weakling'. [[{{Tsundere}} At first...]]
* The only thing to match the strength of Teresa of the Faint Smile in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', [[WorldsStrongestMan the number 1 not only of her generation, but of all generations]], was her overconfidence. The whole reason she fell to Priscilla was treating the latter, a legendarily powerful warrior in her own right, as a petulant child in need of schooling, until Priscilla struck her InTheBack with the sudden power boost from her Awakening.
[[spoiler: we see And after coming back in Claire's body, Teresa is treating Priscilla, who is now a seemingly unbeatable EldritchAbomination, and was just about to finish off the rest of the cast combined, with even greater contempt.]]
* In a bizarre case of this trope, Sakurai in ''Manga/CrossManage'' believes
that Whitebeard may any time someone could possibly be proud but competitive about something, [[StopHavingFunGuy they should be]], at least at the beginning of the series. Indeed, he applies this mindset to the concept too, looking for people to deride for playing just for fun or continuing to practice something if they're not smug. He good at it. Sakurai does not have many friends, and this seems to be how he prefers it.
* Loneken in ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ''
is fully aware a quite classic example. Aloof, tall, blond, usually observing things from afar with a critical, oten contemptuous, eye and has a henchwoman who you have to beat before even wishing to challenge him. And of course, he has the skills to live up to his decreasing health and when one of his comrades stabbed him, reputation.
* Ruki Makino/Rika Nonaka (depending on the dub) from ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. Being a Mon series, this applies to her tactical abilities
rather than kill her melee prowess, to the guy outright, he calmly embraced point where she nearly has the traitor, calling him his son and forgiving him. He had charged into battle, expecting to die, in order to save Ace]]. If anything, he is more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** [[TheDragon Rob Lucci]]. Gives up his key so it won't distract from his fight with Luffy. Is unconcerned about anything else but defeating Luffy. Trash talks through the entire thing about how he is more powerful than a [[YouRebelScum mere pirate.]] And unlike virtually every ''One Piece''
main villain, he never suffers a VillainousBreakdown. He's arrogant up character's partner killed for experience. This attitude only lasts until the exact moment of his defeat, and doesn't have time for anything but an OhCrap.
*** Like Whitebeard, Lucci is more than justified in his belief though: until Luffy comes alongm Lucci had never lost and was (short of the Admirals) the strongest agent the World Government had (and had more operational freedom). Had Luffy not been a {{Determinator}} Lucci would have beaten him and gone to successfully massacre his crew and take Robin back.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Neji Hyuuga is an uppercrust example (for a time, he was the trope picture) as is [[TheRival Sasuke Uchiha]]. Neither
she acknowledges that Digimon are exactly smack-talkers, however: Neji tends to use [[TheFatalist long speeches about fate]], while Sasuke prefers [[DeathGlare long, lingering stares]]. Neji gets better thanks to DefeatMeansFriendship. Sasuke is a ''much'' harder sell, as it turns out this trope is ingrained in the Uchiha clan at the genetic level.
** The signature Uchiha arrogance reaches a peak in ol' Madara himself, who has powers close to a god and will not hesitate to remind you of it.
living beings.



* Ruki Makino/Rika Nonaka (depending on the dub) from ''Anime/DigimonTamers''. Being a Mon series, this applies to her tactical abilities rather than her melee prowess, to the point where she nearly has the main character's partner killed for experience. This attitude only lasts until she acknowledges that Digimon are living beings.



* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' featured Shouryuu, a Japanese kendo student-cum-Shaolin martial arts master who killed reputable samurai in order to prove his superiority. He takes every fight seriously; After his return to Japan, he killed another student during a sparring match.
* In ''[[Anime/BtX B't X]]'', there's Ron, the hot-headed spiritual guardian.
* Kaiser Ryo of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' post his FreakOut; his addiction to sadistic duelling eventually [[spoiler:killed him in another world...[[DeathIsCheap no big deal, though]]]].
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' comes close to becoming one if he wasn't already a dark BadAss or the TheComicallySerious.

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* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' featured Shouryuu, Lyon (for a Japanese kendo student-cum-Shaolin time),[[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zancrow,Neinhart,Ajeel]],Minerva and the entire Sabertooth guild...Almost every antagonist in the ''Manga/FairyTail'' world is arguably this.
* All top-tier
martial arts artists from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', except [[KungFuJesus Toki]]. Unless ''really'' being that good, or less than completely antisocial, disqualifies you, in which case the chief protagonist, Kenshiro, also doesn't count.
** Much more downplayed, but Kenshiro's uncle and namesake, Kasumi Kenshiro, from ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', was also prone to overconfidence.
* Kyo Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fits this trope almost perfectly. He is a loner, being cursed by the spirit of the cat of the zodiac, and he loses his temper constantly. On top of that, he trash talks Yuki Sohma whenever he gets the chance and spent tons of time up in the mountains training with his
master who killed reputable samurai to one day overcome Yuki in order to prove his superiority. He takes every fight seriously; After his return to Japan, he killed another student during a sparring match.
* In ''[[Anime/BtX B't X]]'', there's Ron,
fight. Yet, Yuki remains the hot-headed spiritual guardian.
* Kaiser Ryo of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' post his FreakOut; his addiction to sadistic duelling eventually [[spoiler:killed him in another world...[[DeathIsCheap no big deal, though]]]].
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' comes close to becoming one if he wasn't already a dark BadAss or
stronger, better fighter throughout the TheComicallySerious.course of the series.



* Lyon (for a time),[[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zancrow,Neinhart,Ajeel]],Minerva and the entire Sabertooth guild...Almost every antagonist in the FairyTail world is arguably this.

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* Lyon (for a time),[[QuirkyMinibossSquad Zancrow,Neinhart,Ajeel]],Minerva and Ginga Izumo, one of the entire Sabertooth guild...Almost every antagonist in heroes of ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'', is a lesser (hey, he's only 10) version of this trope at the FairyTail world is arguably this.start of the series. Being [[OddCouple forced to work with]] the much more mellow Hokuto keeps him from ever venturing into the full blossom of this {{trope}}.



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'''s Ryouga Hibiki, the epitome of {{the rival}} version, whose menace is slightly undercut by the fact that [[NoSenseOfDirection he couldn't walk around a tree without getting lost]].
** Tatewaki Kuno also fits, for the most part, except for the fact that most other characters could kick his ass in their sleep once he falls victim to CantCatchUp. Apparently, he's too arrogant to realize he needs to improve.
*** It helps that he's [[WhyWontYouDie too stupid to die]]. People improve in response to threats, and nothing can actually threaten him - and since he CantCatchUp, he's not enough of a threat to anyone else to really get things going.
** Mousse doesn't qualify quite as much as Ryouga, but almost. Fortunately, like Ryouga, he has an easily-exploitable weakness in his [[BlindWithoutEm absolutely terrible vision]]. He's hiding an infinite supply of glasses in his robes, but it still takes time to put on a new pair.
** Ryu Kumon is probably one of the only characters in the entire manga who isn't at all humorous ever at all ''ever'' (''especially'' in his backstory). A completely ruthless fighter who causes only senseless destruction.
** Pantyhose Taro. He's a martial artist capable of resisting Ranma in a normal fight even before using his Jusenkyo curse to become a giant flying minotaur (later with CombatTentacles tentacles and ink) able to fight off most of the [[FanNickname Nerima Wrecking Crew]] at once. He's also ruthless, clever and underhanded.
** Herb of the Musk.
** Ranma himself is pretty much this. He's also a sore loser who'd do anything to win a fight.
*** Surprisingly averted with Ranma while his casual use of super human abilities, the belief he can win, and maybe a tiny bit of trash talk once or twice in the series make many consider Ranma a braggart/show off in fanon. Canon Ranma will most likely be the first person to downplay his skill.
*** This is most likely because Ranma is a very secretive person who hates talking about himself and did not talk about any of his previous battles (most things about Ranma's past we learn second hand), Akane even complains that Ranma never really tells her anything in the manga. However Ranma is an incredibly SoreLoser so this aspect will show up from time to time when he his the underdog.
** Shampoo fits this well, even to Ranma (hint: she's in Japan for losing against Ranma and the gap just keeps getting bigger). Also she isn't above using cheats like the Super Soba and drugs and [[{{Hypocrite}} complains when other fighters do the same]]
** [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]] fits this on the count that she gets jealous easily of anyone whose fighting ability exceeds her own (which is almost everyone after Ranma came into the picture).

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'''s Ryouga Hibiki, the epitome of {{the rival}} version, whose menace is slightly undercut by the fact that [[NoSenseOfDirection he couldn't walk around a tree without getting lost]].
** Tatewaki Kuno also fits, for the most part, except for the fact that most other characters could kick his ass
[[TheAce Zekka]] in their sleep once he falls victim to CantCatchUp. Apparently, he's too arrogant to realize he needs to improve.
*** It helps that he's [[WhyWontYouDie too stupid to die]]. People improve in response to threats, and nothing can actually threaten him - and since he CantCatchUp, he's not enough of a threat to anyone else to really get things going.
** Mousse doesn't qualify quite as much as Ryouga, but almost. Fortunately, like Ryouga, he has an easily-exploitable weakness in his [[BlindWithoutEm absolutely terrible vision]]. He's hiding an infinite supply of glasses in his robes, but it still takes time to put on a new pair.
** Ryu Kumon is probably one of the only characters in the entire manga who isn't at all humorous ever at all ''ever'' (''especially'' in his backstory). A completely ruthless fighter who causes only senseless destruction.
** Pantyhose Taro.
''Manga/{{Gunnm}}: Last Order''. He's a martial artist capable of resisting Ranma in a normal fight even before using bit more affable than it's the norm, but his Jusenkyo curse to become a giant flying minotaur (later with CombatTentacles tentacles and ink) able to fight off most of the [[FanNickname Nerima Wrecking Crew]] at once. He's also ruthless, clever and underhanded.
** Herb of the Musk.
** Ranma himself
arrogance certainly is pretty UpToEleven (not that it wasn't unfounded). Which [[AmbitionIsEvil sometimes makes him]] [[KicktheDog a much this. He's also a sore loser who'd do anything to win a fight.
*** Surprisingly averted with Ranma while his casual use of super human abilities, the belief
bigger jerk]] than he can win, and maybe a tiny bit of trash talk once or twice in the series make many consider Ranma a braggart/show off in fanon. Canon Ranma will most likely be the first person to downplay his skill.
*** This is most likely because Ranma is a very secretive person who hates talking about himself and did not talk about any of his previous battles (most things about Ranma's past we learn second hand), Akane even complains that Ranma never
really tells her anything in the manga. However Ranma is an incredibly SoreLoser so this aspect will show up from time to time when he is.
** So, naturally,
his the underdog.
** Shampoo fits this well, even to Ranma (hint: she's in Japan for losing against Ranma and the gap just keeps getting bigger). Also she isn't above using cheats like the Super Soba and drugs and [[{{Hypocrite}} complains when other fighters do the same]]
** [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]] fits this on the count that she gets jealous easily of anyone whose fighting ability exceeds her own (which
{{foil}} is almost everyone after Ranma came into the picture). his [[TheRival rival]] [[BareFistedMonk Don Fua]], who's a MartialPacifist.



* Satsuki Arashiyama of ''Anime/NanakaSixSeventeen'', whose constant aggravation is due to no one taking her seriously and Nanaka accidentally foiling her at every turn. Despite this, she's an incredibly competent swordswoman and downright deadly roughly 100% of the time.
* Hyoutei's Hiyoshi from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', whose ''Enbu tennis'' style is based on Kobujutsu (an ancient martial arts from Okinawa). Not really a people person, often seems to be annoyed or angry, and his philosophy in life is ''gekokujo'' (which means that subordinates will surpass, defeat and take the place of their superiors... similar to putting fools in their place, in a way).
** Rikkai's Sanada is such an arrogant kung fu guy that his signature move ''Fuurinkazan'' comes straight out of The Art of War.
* This is a definite description for Kurogane, of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
** However, he slowly warms up his travelling companions ([[HoYay especially Fai]]), and begins to value their well-being and safety above everything else. He even decides that fighting is only justified if it's to protect someone important.
* Ginga Izumo, one of the heroes of ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'', is a lesser (hey, he's only 10) version of this trope at the start of the series. Being [[OddCouple forced to work with]] the much more mellow Hokuto keeps him from ever venturing into the full blossom of this {{trope}}.



* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' -- Syaoran, though this is cheerful {{shoujo}} fare so it's toned down. But as far as he's concerned, no one but him is entitled to the Clow Cards and Sakura's name is 'weakling'. [[{{Tsundere}} At first...]]
* Several of the villains in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' act like this, but many of them change after their initial appearance. [[DumbMuscle Yammy]] takes the cake though.
** Nnoitra. He's capable of going over anyone and everyone just to show that he's better than everyone - this shows in his shared backstory with Neliel, whose repeated ass-handing to him made him inflict severe head trauma on her to turn her into a kid and, thus, kick her out of Las Noches. And, for bonus points, his reasoning is combined with pure machismo here: not only he didn't accept to be bested in battle, but it always stuck in his craw to be regularly beaten by a woman.
* Kyuzo of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' is a cross between this and AloofAlly. He is very, very good, and enjoys fighting (which seems to be all he knows), but he's too much the strong silent type to brag about it.
* Kongo Agon of the Shinryuuji Nagas from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Neji]] in football gear. Made worse in the fact that his team and seemingly everyone around him goes out of their way to enable him... Except the Devilbats.
* Paul of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', to the extent that even one fair and square crushing loss haven't changed his attitude.
* All top-tier martial artists from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', except [[KungFuJesus Toki]]. Unless ''really'' being that good, or less than completely antisocial, disqualifies you, in which case the chief protagonist, Kenshiro, also doesn't count.
** Much more downplayed, but Kenshiro's uncle and namesake, Kasumi Kenshiro, from ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', was also prone to overconfidence.
* Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a deconstructed female example. She's ''extremely'' cocky and aggressive, and takes great pride in her skills as an AcePilot. However, it's later revealed that she uses this attitude to obfuscate just how [[BreakTheHaughty messed up she really is]].
* And Tetsuya from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' is the [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] male example (predating Asuka for twenty years). Also known as Tetsuya "Combat Pro" Tsurugi, he was [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan an orphan kid]] trained since he was a child in martial arts and piloting HumongousMecha. Don't you dare questioning his skills and his AcePilot status unless you want to make him mad. Don't try to show him up unless you want make him MAD. And when he is angry he can be a world-class jerk. Later you find out that [[spoiler:he is so arrogant because he tries to hide he has a HUGE InferioritySuperiorityComplex and an utter lack of self-steem.]] Nevertheless, all of that arrogance [[spoiler:and underlying confidence and abandonment issues]] caused MANY troubles throughout the series.

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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' -- Syaoran, though this is cheerful {{shoujo}} fare so it's toned down. But as far as he's concerned, no one but him is entitled to the Clow Cards and Sakura's name is 'weakling'. [[{{Tsundere}} At first...]]
* Several of the villains in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' act like this, but many of them change after their initial appearance. [[DumbMuscle Yammy]] takes the cake though.
** Nnoitra. He's capable of going over anyone and everyone just to show that he's better than everyone - this shows in his shared backstory with Neliel, whose repeated ass-handing to him made him inflict severe head trauma on her to turn her into a kid and, thus, kick her out of Las Noches. And, for bonus points, his reasoning is combined with pure machismo here: not only he didn't accept to be bested in battle, but it always stuck in his craw to be regularly beaten by a woman.
* Kyuzo of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' is a cross between this and AloofAlly. He is very, very good, and enjoys fighting (which seems to be all he knows), but he's too much the strong silent type to brag about it.
* Kongo Agon of the Shinryuuji Nagas from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Neji]] in football gear. Made worse in the fact that his team and seemingly everyone around him goes out of their way to enable him... Except the Devilbats.
* Paul of ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'', to the extent that even one fair and square crushing loss haven't changed his attitude.
* All top-tier martial artists from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', except [[KungFuJesus Toki]]. Unless ''really'' being that good, or less than completely antisocial, disqualifies you, in which case the chief protagonist, Kenshiro, also doesn't count.
** Much more downplayed, but Kenshiro's uncle and namesake, Kasumi Kenshiro, from ''Manga/FistOfTheBlueSky'', was also prone to overconfidence.
* Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a deconstructed female example. She's ''extremely'' cocky and aggressive, and takes great pride in her skills as an AcePilot. However, it's later revealed that she uses this attitude to obfuscate just how [[BreakTheHaughty messed up she really is]].
* And
Tetsuya from ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' is the [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] male example (predating Asuka for twenty years). Also known as Tetsuya "Combat Pro" Tsurugi, he was [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan an orphan kid]] trained since he was a child in martial arts and piloting HumongousMecha. Don't you dare questioning his skills and his AcePilot status unless you want to make him mad. Don't try to show him up unless you want make him MAD. And when he is angry he can be a world-class jerk. Later you find out that [[spoiler:he is so arrogant because he tries to hide he has a HUGE InferioritySuperiorityComplex and an utter lack of self-steem.]] Nevertheless, all of that arrogance [[spoiler:and underlying confidence and abandonment issues]] caused MANY troubles throughout the series.



* Takeshi Onimaru in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', before and after his transformation. Also Gekkou the Black Moon Bunny and Budou the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Grapefruit Soldier]].
* Black*Star of ''Manga/SoulEater'' is extremely arrogant about his abilities, although also a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His genuine skill and (latterly) achievements do little to justify his attitude; the kid thinks the world revolves around his 'godly' strength. He's been known to proclaim himself {{the Hero}} of the series in which he is, technically, TheBigGuy to [[TheHero Maka's Heroine]] and [[TheLancer Soul's Lancer]].
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': The first paragraph of this trope's description aptly describes Kyoko Sakura, who is a JerkAss in every way imaginable. [[spoiler:[[TookALevelInKindness She gets better massively]], ultimately laying down her life to save the girl she called fool in the first place. What an idiot!... [[TearJerker Right]]]]?
** Homura, even moreso. When she actually bothers to fight, she neutralizes powerful witches and {{Magical Girl}}s without even trying, and acts astoundingly condescending most of the time. [[spoiler:Subverted; she does all this for the sake of protecting Madoka, not because she wants to. Her HiddenHeartOfGold comes out near the end.]]
* Kyo Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fits this trope almost perfectly. He is a loner, being cursed by the spirit of the cat of the zodiac, and he loses his temper constantly. On top of that, he trash talks Yuki Sohma whenever he gets the chance and spent tons of time up in the mountains training with his master to one day overcome Yuki in a fight. Yet, Yuki remains the stronger, better fighter throughout the course of the series.
* MiyamotoMusashi is portrayed this way in ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}''. His StoryArc throughout the whole series could be seen as him growing out of this.
** Musashi gets the most spotlight, but he is not even the worst example. Many of the fighters of the series – particularly the younger ones are this to some degree. Gion Toji is a particularly bad case. He believes himself second only to his master, Yoshioka Seijuro, and is an insufferable {{Jerkass}} with a constant [[SmugSmiler Smug Smile]] on his face, who takes pleasure in curbstomping outmatched opponents.
* [[TheAce Zekka]] in ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}: Last Order''. He's a bit more affable than it's the norm, but his arrogance certainly is UpToEleven (not that it wasn't unfounded). Which [[AmbitionIsEvil sometimes makes him]] [[KicktheDog a much bigger jerk]] than he really is.
** So, naturally, his {{foil}} is his [[TheRival rival]] [[BareFistedMonk Don Fua]], who's a MartialPacifist.



* In a bizarre case of this trope, Sakurai in ''Manga/CrossManage'' believes that any time someone could possibly be competitive about something, [[StopHavingFunGuy they should be]], at least at the beginning of the series. Indeed, he applies this mindset to the concept too, looking for people to deride for playing just for fun or continuing to practice something if they're not good at it. Sakurai does not have many friends, and this seems to be how he prefers it.
* Loneken in ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ'' is a quite classic example. Aloof, tall, blond, usually observing things from afar with a critical, oten contemptuous, eye and has a henchwoman who you have to beat before even wishing to challenge him. And of course, he has the skills to live up to his reputation.
* The only thing to match the strength of Teresa of the Faint Smile in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', [[WorldsStrongestMan the number 1 not only of her generation, but of all generations]], was her overconfidence. The whole reason she fell to Priscilla was treating the latter, a legendarily powerful warrior in her own right, as a petulant child in need of schooling, until Priscilla struck her InTheBack with the sudden power boost from her Awakening. [[spoiler: And after coming back in Claire's body, Teresa is treating Priscilla, who is now a seemingly unbeatable EldritchAbomination, and was just about to finish off the rest of the cast combined, with even greater contempt.]]

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* In a bizarre case Satsuki Arashiyama of ''Anime/NanakaSixSeventeen'', whose constant aggravation is due to no one taking her seriously and Nanaka accidentally foiling her at every turn. Despite this, she's an incredibly competent swordswoman and downright deadly roughly 100% of the time.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Neji Hyuuga is an uppercrust example (for a time, he was the trope picture) as is [[TheRival Sasuke Uchiha]]. Neither are exactly smack-talkers, however: Neji tends to use [[TheFatalist long speeches about fate]], while Sasuke prefers [[DeathGlare long, lingering stares]]. Neji gets better thanks to DefeatMeansFriendship. Sasuke is a ''much'' harder sell, as it turns out
this trope, Sakurai trope is ingrained in ''Manga/CrossManage'' the Uchiha clan at the genetic level.
** The signature Uchiha arrogance reaches a peak in ol' Madara himself, who has powers close to a god and will not hesitate to remind you of it.
* Asuka from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a deconstructed female example. She's ''extremely'' cocky and aggressive, and takes great pride in her skills as an AcePilot. However, it's later revealed that she uses this attitude to obfuscate just how [[BreakTheHaughty messed up she really is]].
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Kuroobi, part of Arlong's QuirkyMinibossSquad. He brags about his prowess in Fishman Karate, gets Sanji on the ropes for most of their fight due to most of it taking place in water, and only loses because he stops to boast and can't finish his ultimate move (when the first attack hardly did any damage at all) resulting in Sanji curb-stomping him. As a bonus, his name translates to English as "black belt".
** Bellamy constantly thinks he's more powerful than Luffy due to the belief that Luffy is weak because he still
believes in his dreams and had let Bellamy beat him up as he found fighting him pointless. Plus he regarded bounties as power levels and that any time someone could possibly his 55,000,000 Beri trumped Luffy's (at the time) 30,000,000 Beri. However, Bellamy made the mistake of beating up his friends and disregarding the new 100,000,000 Beri bounty as an attempt to scare him. So when the two confronted each other again, it was virtually a no contest; [[CurbStompBattle Luffy floored him]] ''with one hit''.
** At first, [[BadAssGrandpa Whitebeard]] appeared to
be competitive like this, ripping up Shanks' letter and demanding he come in person to deliver his message. However, [[spoiler: we see that Whitebeard may be proud but not smug. He is fully aware of his decreasing health and when one of his comrades stabbed him, rather than kill the guy outright, he calmly embraced the traitor, calling him his son and forgiving him. He had charged into battle, expecting to die, in order to save Ace]]. If anything, he is more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** [[TheDragon Rob Lucci]]. Gives up his key so it won't distract from his fight with Luffy. Is unconcerned
about something, [[StopHavingFunGuy they should be]], at least at anything else but defeating Luffy. Trash talks through the beginning entire thing about how he is more powerful than a [[YouRebelScum mere pirate.]] And unlike virtually every ''One Piece'' main villain, he never suffers a VillainousBreakdown. He's arrogant up until the exact moment of his defeat, and doesn't have time for anything but an OhCrap.
*** Like Whitebeard, Lucci is more than justified in his belief though: until Luffy comes alongm Lucci had never lost and was (short
of the series. Indeed, he applies this mindset Admirals) the strongest agent the World Government had (and had more operational freedom). Had Luffy not been a {{Determinator}} Lucci would have beaten him and gone to successfully massacre his crew and take Robin back.
* Paul of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'',
to the concept too, looking for extent that even one fair and square crushing loss haven't changed his attitude.
* Hyoutei's Hiyoshi from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', whose ''Enbu tennis'' style is based on Kobujutsu (an ancient martial arts from Okinawa). Not really a
people to deride for playing just for fun or continuing to practice something if they're not good at it. Sakurai does not have many friends, and this person, often seems to be how he prefers it.
* Loneken
annoyed or angry, and his philosophy in ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ'' life is ''gekokujo'' (which means that subordinates will surpass, defeat and take the place of their superiors... similar to putting fools in their place, in a way).
** Rikkai's Sanada is such an arrogant kung fu guy that his signature move ''Fuurinkazan'' comes straight out of The Art of War.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': The first paragraph of this trope's description aptly describes Kyoko Sakura, who
is a quite classic example. Aloof, tall, blond, usually observing things from afar with a critical, oten contemptuous, eye and has a henchwoman who you have JerkAss in every way imaginable. [[spoiler:[[TookALevelInKindness She gets better massively]], ultimately laying down her life to beat before save the girl she called fool in the first place. What an idiot!... [[TearJerker Right]]]]?
** Homura,
even wishing to challenge him. And of course, he has the skills to live up to his reputation.
* The only thing to match the strength of Teresa of the Faint Smile in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', [[WorldsStrongestMan the number 1 not only of her generation, but of all generations]], was her overconfidence. The whole reason
moreso. When she fell actually bothers to Priscilla was treating the latter, a legendarily fight, she neutralizes powerful warrior witches and {{Magical Girl}}s without even trying, and acts astoundingly condescending most of the time. [[spoiler:Subverted; she does all this for the sake of protecting Madoka, not because she wants to. Her HiddenHeartOfGold comes out near the end.]]
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** Ryouga Hibiki, the epitome of {{the rival}} version, whose menace is slightly undercut by the fact that [[NoSenseOfDirection he couldn't walk around a tree without getting lost]].
** Tatewaki Kuno also fits, for the most part, except for the fact that most other characters could kick his ass
in their sleep once he falls victim to CantCatchUp. Apparently, he's too arrogant to realize he needs to improve.
*** It helps that he's [[WhyWontYouDie too stupid to die]]. People improve in response to threats, and nothing can actually threaten him - and since he CantCatchUp, he's not enough of a threat to anyone else to really get things going.
** Mousse doesn't qualify quite as much as Ryouga, but almost. Fortunately, like Ryouga, he has an easily-exploitable weakness in his [[BlindWithoutEm absolutely terrible vision]]. He's hiding an infinite supply of glasses in his robes, but it still takes time to put on a new pair.
** Ryu Kumon is probably one of the only characters in the entire manga who isn't at all humorous ever at all ''ever'' (''especially'' in his backstory). A completely ruthless fighter who causes only senseless destruction.
** Pantyhose Taro. He's a martial artist capable of resisting Ranma in a normal fight even before using his Jusenkyo curse to become a giant flying minotaur (later with CombatTentacles tentacles and ink) able to fight off most of the [[FanNickname Nerima Wrecking Crew]] at once. He's also ruthless, clever and underhanded.
%%** Herb of the Musk.
** Ranma himself is pretty much this. He's also a sore loser who'd do anything to win a fight.
*** Surprisingly averted with Ranma while his casual use of super human abilities, the belief he can win, and maybe a tiny bit of trash talk once or twice in the series make many consider Ranma a braggart/show off in fanon. Canon Ranma will most likely be the first person to downplay his skill.
*** This is most likely because Ranma is a very secretive person who hates talking about himself and did not talk about any of his previous battles (most things about Ranma's past we learn second hand), Akane even complains that Ranma never really tells her anything in the manga. However Ranma is an incredibly SoreLoser so this aspect will show up from time to time when he his the underdog.
** Shampoo fits this well, even to Ranma (hint: she's in Japan for losing against Ranma and the gap just keeps getting bigger). Also she isn't above using cheats like the Super Soba and drugs and [[{{Hypocrite}} complains when other fighters do the same]]
** [[{{Tsundere}} Akane]] fits this on the count that she gets jealous easily of anyone whose fighting ability exceeds
her own right, as a petulant child in need of schooling, until Priscilla struck her InTheBack with the sudden power boost from her Awakening. [[spoiler: And (which is almost everyone after coming back in Claire's body, Teresa is treating Priscilla, who is now a seemingly unbeatable EldritchAbomination, and was just about to finish off Ranma came into the rest of the cast combined, with even greater contempt.]] picture).



* ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' featured Shouryuu, a Japanese kendo student-cum-Shaolin martial arts master who killed reputable samurai in order to prove his superiority. He takes every fight seriously; After his return to Japan, he killed another student during a sparring match.
* Kyuzo of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' is a cross between this and AloofAlly. He is very, very good, and enjoys fighting (which seems to be all he knows), but he's too much the strong silent type to brag about it.
* Black*Star of ''Manga/SoulEater'' is extremely arrogant about his abilities, although also a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. His genuine skill and (latterly) achievements do little to justify his attitude; the kid thinks the world revolves around his 'godly' strength. He's been known to proclaim himself {{the Hero}} of the series in which he is, technically, TheBigGuy to [[TheHero Maka's Heroine]] and [[TheLancer Soul's Lancer]].
* This is a definite description for Kurogane, of ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
** However, he slowly warms up his travelling companions ([[HoYay especially Fai]]), and begins to value their well-being and safety above everything else. He even decides that fighting is only justified if it's to protect someone important.
* MiyamotoMusashi is portrayed this way in ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}''. His StoryArc throughout the whole series could be seen as him growing out of this.
** Musashi gets the most spotlight, but he is not even the worst example. Many of the fighters of the series – particularly the younger ones are this to some degree. Gion Toji is a particularly bad case. He believes himself second only to his master, Yoshioka Seijuro, and is an insufferable {{Jerkass}} with a constant [[SmugSmiler Smug Smile]] on his face, who takes pleasure in curbstomping outmatched opponents.



* Takeshi Onimaru in ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', before and after his transformation. Also Gekkou the Black Moon Bunny and Budou the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Grapefruit Soldier]].
* Kaiser Ryo of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' post his FreakOut; his addiction to sadistic duelling eventually [[spoiler:killed him in another world...[[DeathIsCheap no big deal, though]]]].
* Hiei from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' comes close to becoming one if he wasn't already a dark BadAss or the TheComicallySerious.



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': Altaïr. So much. It gets one of his fellow assassins killed during the first part of the game, and another (the first guy's brother, Malik) crippled. [[BreakTheHaughty Altaïr gets some straightening out, though.]]
** Ezio from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' starts off as this, but gets better quickly. The first game only shows a few weeks of Altaïr's life, whereas the second follows Ezio from the age of 17 to 40, showing us his career highlights. It reaches the point where [[spoiler:Ezio refuses to kill Rodrigo Borgia, the man responsible for the murder of his brothers and father, because it won't bring them back. A decision which gets most of household killed by the vengeful Rodrigo in the beginning of the sequel, admittedly.]]
* Rathe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' enjoys battle especially against those he finds worthy. To those he doesn't, he belittles them in the most arrogant fashion. Basically he can be compared in this regard to [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]] which [[Creator/ChristopherSabat his voice actor]] also voices.
* Everquest II's Bruiser class has this as its lore background. The Good-aligned Monk is the MartialPacifist counterpart.
* ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'': Jet Chan is a perfect example of this {{trope}} (in addition to being an obvious dual ShoutOut). The only way to beat him permanently [[spoiler: is to drug him so he loses a fistfight with one of your {{ninja}}s. He is so humiliated he never returns.]]
* Seifer Almasy from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. He's one of only a very few individuals in the setting who can use a [[ExoticWeaponSupremacy gunblade]], and he and Squall are both "in a class of their own" in terms of fighting ability. Seifer's also a BloodKnight who loves fighting, demands that he be allowed to get the kills in a fight [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits so he can get the XP]], deliberately injures his training partners and thinks that he's doing them a favor, and disobeys orders to charge off for personal glory. His wild ways soon lead him to [[FaceHeelTurn defect to the Sorceress]].
* Kakarotto from ''HerosRealm''. Not only is he a total jerk who [[YouKilledMyFather killed Akira's father]], he's in the pay of [[EvilGenius Murzhor.]]
** In reality, [[spoiler: he's not even ''human'' and transforms into a [[OneWingedAngel dragon]] in the middle of your fight.]]
* Mahk in ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise''. He's from a culture that does nothing except craft and sell weapons to the point of obsession, so it's really all he knows, and ''boy'' is he smug about it. This is the complete opposite of [[ActualPacifist his personality]] in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'', however, so he ends up going through a lot of CharacterDevelopment.
* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', practically anyone who follows the Way of the [[KarmaMeter "Closed]] [[TheSocialDarwinist Fist"]] including, potentially, the player character. This is only ''usually'' the case, however, and adherents of the Way of the Open Palm can also act this way.



* Akuma of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' series is exemplary; embracing the darkness within, he eventually killed his former master and his own MartialPacifist brother ([[NotQuiteDead or so it seemed]]) before searching the world for a worthy opponent.
** Adon stands right up there with Gato as a definitive example, however. He has nothing but contempt for anyone, his moves are extremely punishing, and he will not stop until he's defeated every last person who might even kind of be able to challenge him. Unlike most examples of this trope, Adon [[SlasherSmile can often be]] [[LaughingMad seen smiling]]... and it's ''much'' creepier than if he were to scowl.
*** Better yet, it's implied he '''fought Akuma'''.
** On the other end of the scale and the [[CharacterTiers tier list]], [[JokeCharacter Dan Hibiki]] is a parody of this - he has all the traditional traits, with one exception - he's hilariously weak, which turns his bravado into a massively ironic joke.
*** Unless a really good player uses him to humiliate a weaker player. Nothing says 'pwned' better than [[LethalJokeCharacter using the joke character to beat your opponent]].
*** Especially in ''Street Fighter 4'', Dan is more of a mind game character who has a brutally effective counter super with unreal priority. Beat Dan down enough and he can unleash and turn the tables, turning him into CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Even in prior games you could pull it off, it just took a lot more skill.
** Just as Fei Long is Bruce Lee, Gen comes off as Pai Mei. Which is interesting since he predates Kill Bill.
*** Pai Mei, aka Bak Mei, et al, has his roots as a semi-historical Chinese figure. He even founded, influenced, or is credited with the creation of the actual kung fu style, Bak Mei; White Eyebrow. The Pai Mei in Kill Bill was based on Pai Mei from earlier Shaw Brothers movies.
** Rufus, an arrogant fat guy who proclaims he's the best fighter in America (though he ''actually could'' back this up), and searches for Ken, ''without knowing who the guy even was.'' All he knows is that "Ken Masters" wears red, a gi, and had blonde hair and anyone who fits that description, such as [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Bob]], must be Ken. Even if they're women!
* Played with in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'', with one of Elemental Lord Masters: Hwang Yang Long. Maybe he does not have the loner intent and aggravation, but he's still pretty distant compared to the other Masters, and he's more like TheLancer towards Masaki. Guess what's his occupation: Chinese PE teacher that knows Kung Fu.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'''s Feng Wei exemplifies this well enough.
** And Paul Phoenix is a non-kung-fu example (his fighting style is based on judo).

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* Akuma of the ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' series is exemplary; embracing the darkness within, he eventually killed his former master The Echani Handmaidens in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' are quick to disparage your skills and his own MartialPacifist brother ([[NotQuiteDead or so it seemed]]) before searching the world see you as a welcome new "target" if you ask for a worthy opponent.
** Adon stands right up there with Gato as
sparring session. Their usual target is their youngest half-sister (who joins a definitive example, however. He has nothing but contempt for anyone, his moves are extremely punishing, male PlayerCharacter), and he will not stop until he's defeated every last person who might even kind of be able to challenge him. Unlike most examples of this trope, Adon [[SlasherSmile can often be]] [[LaughingMad seen smiling]]... and it's ''much'' creepier than if he were to scowl.
*** Better yet, it's implied he '''fought Akuma'''.
** On the other end of the scale and the [[CharacterTiers tier list]], [[JokeCharacter Dan Hibiki]] is a parody of this - he has all the traditional traits, with one exception - he's hilariously weak, which turns his bravado into a massively ironic joke.
*** Unless a really good player uses him to humiliate a weaker player. Nothing says 'pwned' better than [[LethalJokeCharacter using the joke character to beat your opponent]].
*** Especially in ''Street Fighter 4'', Dan is more of a mind game character who has a brutally effective counter super with unreal priority. Beat Dan down enough and he can unleash and turn the tables, turning him into CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Even in prior games you could pull it off, it just took a lot more skill.
** Just as Fei Long is Bruce Lee, Gen comes off as Pai Mei. Which is interesting since he predates Kill Bill.
*** Pai Mei, aka Bak Mei, et al, has his roots as a semi-historical Chinese figure. He even founded, influenced, or is credited with the creation of the actual kung fu style, Bak Mei; White Eyebrow. The Pai Mei in Kill Bill was based on Pai Mei from earlier Shaw Brothers movies.
** Rufus, an arrogant fat guy who proclaims he's the best fighter in America (though he ''actually could'' back this up), and searches for Ken, ''without knowing who the guy even was.'' All he knows is that "Ken Masters" wears red, a gi, and had blonde hair and anyone who fits that description, such as [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Bob]], must be Ken. Even if
they're women!
* Played with
happy to insult her and her abilities to strangers. Unsurprisingly, the subplot around that half-sister culminates in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'', with one her beating their asses near the end of Elemental Lord Masters: Hwang Yang Long. Maybe he does not the game. Some of the Mandalorians on Dxun cop this attitude as well, seeing Jedi as weaklings who get by only because they have the loner intent and aggravation, but he's still pretty distant compared to Force. (You can prove them wrong in the other Masters, and he's more like TheLancer towards Masaki. Guess what's his occupation: Chinese PE teacher battle circle.)
* Mr. X from ''VideoGame/KungFuMaster'' is probably this. He even kidnaps the protagonist's girlfriend just so he can get a chance to show
that knows Kung Fu.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'''s Feng Wei exemplifies this well enough.
** And Paul Phoenix
he is a non-kung-fu example (his fighting style is based on judo).the [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours better fighter]].



* Genjuro Kibagami of the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' series is ''always'' angry, has an intense rivalry with Haohmaru, and is just a sociopath in general. The only time he ever seems to enjoy himself at all is when he's cutting someone to shreds.
** Thing is, Haohmaru himself is as well. He's more gung-ho and optimistic about his place in life but he's definitely got the personality of an AKFG.
** Also from the ''Samurai Shodown'' series is Wan Fu, a gigantic Chinese royal who believes the path of the sword is "Possessing absolute power to crush his enemies." His character bio states he can kill a tiger in under three seconds, and that he insists he has no flaws and idolizes no one.
* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', practically anyone who follows the Way of the [[KarmaMeter "Closed]] [[TheSocialDarwinist Fist"]] including, potentially, the player character. This is only ''usually'' the case, however, and adherents of the Way of the Open Palm can also act this way.

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* Genjuro Kibagami Two of the ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' series incarnations of Odio in ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' are like this. Odi Wang Lee in the Ancient China chapter is ''always'' angry, has an intense rivalry with Haohmaru, the head of a brutal martial arts school, and is targets the Master's school just a sociopath for sport. Odie Oldbright in general. The the Present Day chapter is a monstrous fighter who considers brute strength the only time he ever seems virtue [[spoiler:and ''murders'' his opponents in order to enjoy himself at all is when he's cutting someone to shreds.
** Thing is, Haohmaru himself is as well.
prove his superiority]].
* Byrne/Staven from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': ''"* arrogant grunting*
He's more gung-ho and optimistic about his place in life but he's definitely got the personality of an AKFG.
** Also from the ''Samurai Shodown'' series is Wan Fu, a gigantic Chinese royal who believes the path of the sword is "Possessing absolute power to crush his enemies." His character bio states he can kill a tiger in under three seconds, and that he insists he has no flaws and idolizes no one.
* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', practically anyone who follows the Way of the [[KarmaMeter "Closed]] [[TheSocialDarwinist Fist"]] including, potentially, the player character. This is
only ''usually'' the case, however, and adherents of the Way of the Open Palm can also act this way.human, Cole. It was hardly a fair fight."''



* The Shaolin monk Chinnen from the ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' series of fighting games, by virtue of being an intentional subversion of the MartialPacifist mold and an amoral egotist with incredibly intense moves. He's more explicitly evil than most, too.



* Lei-Fei from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' is exactly like this.
* ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'': Jet Chan is a perfect example of this {{trope}} (in addition to being an obvious dual ShoutOut). The only way to beat him permanently [[spoiler: is to drug him so he loses a fistfight with one of your {{ninja}}s. He is so humiliated he never returns.]]
* Pokemon often uses this trope for Black Belts, Battle Girls, and other Fighting type Trainers. Fighting type Pokemon in games such as the Mystery Dungeon series, by contrast, tend to avert this trope.
** Silver in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''.
** If [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/918915_20040902_screen023.jpg this picture]] is anything to go by, it at least suggests [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] has the potential...
* Real-life skater Tony Trujilio is portrayed this way in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''; He constantly condescends to the player and kicks your ass if you beat his challenge.

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* Lei-Fei Kai Leng from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is exactly like this.
* ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'': Jet Chan is a perfect example of
this {{trope}} (in addition to being a T. He's a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SuicidalOverconfidence arrogant]], [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty]] cyborg ninja who, despite his love of violence, is still [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]] (he ate Anderson's cereal because he's an obvious dual ShoutOut). The only way to beat "adrenaline junkie"), [[FlunkyBoss gets backup from grunts and a gunship when the heat is on]], and can't take the shit he throws (he doesn't have any smart comebacks when Shepard calls him permanently [[spoiler: out on running). He vehemently believes that he's better than Shepard when he doesn't see him/her as his ArchNemesis (something Shepard doesn't see) and pays dearly for all of the needless pain he caused. He is to drug him so he loses a fistfight with also half-Chinese which is more dominant than his Russian heritage.
* Bass from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' is what happens when you give
one of your {{ninja}}s. He is so humiliated he never returns.]]
* Pokemon often uses this trope
these an assault rifle for Black Belts, Battle Girls, and other Fighting type Trainers. Fighting type Pokemon in games such as the Mystery Dungeon series, by contrast, tend to avert this trope.
** Silver in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''.
** If [[http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2004/screen0/918915_20040902_screen023.jpg this picture]] is anything to go by, it at least suggests [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Red]] has the potential...
* Real-life skater Tony Trujilio is portrayed this way in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''; He constantly condescends to the player and kicks your ass if you beat his challenge.
an ArmCannon.



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': Altaïr. So much. It gets one of his fellow assassins killed during the first part of the game, and another (the first guy's brother, Malik) crippled. [[BreakTheHaughty Altaïr gets some straightening out, though.]]
** Ezio from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' starts off as this, but gets better quickly. The first game only shows a few weeks of Altaïr's life, whereas the second follows Ezio from the age of 17 to 40, showing us his career highlights. It reaches the point where [[spoiler:Ezio refuses to kill Rodrigo Borgia, the man responsible for the murder of his brothers and father, because it won't bring them back. A decision which gets most of household killed by the vengeful Rodrigo in the beginning of the sequel, admittedly.]]
* Bass from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' is what happens when you give one of these an assault rifle for an ArmCannon.
* Byrne/Staven from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': ''"* arrogant grunting* He's only human, Cole. It was hardly a fair fight."''

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'': Altaïr. So much. It gets one of his fellow assassins killed during ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' often uses this trope for Black Belts, Battle Girls, and other Fighting type Trainers. Fighting type Pokemon in games such as the first part of the game, and another (the first guy's brother, Malik) crippled. [[BreakTheHaughty Altaïr gets some straightening out, though.]]
** Ezio from ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' starts off as this, but gets better quickly.
Mystery Dungeon series, by contrast, tend to avert this trope.
%%** Silver in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''.
*
The first game only shows a few weeks of Altaïr's life, whereas the second follows Ezio Shaolin monk Chinnen from the age ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' series of 17 to 40, showing us his career highlights. It reaches the point where [[spoiler:Ezio refuses to kill Rodrigo Borgia, the man responsible for the murder fighting games, by virtue of his brothers and father, because it won't bring them back. A decision which gets most of household killed by the vengeful Rodrigo in the beginning being an intentional subversion of the sequel, admittedly.]]
* Bass from ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' is what happens when you give one of these
MartialPacifist mold and an assault rifle for an ArmCannon.
* Byrne/Staven from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'': ''"* arrogant grunting*
amoral egotist with incredibly intense moves. He's only human, Cole. It was hardly a fair fight."''more explicitly evil than most, too.



* Mr. X from ''VideoGame/KungFuMaster'' is probably this. He even kidnaps the protagonist's girlfriend just so he can get a chance to show that he is the [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours better fighter]].
* Seifer Almasy from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. He's one of only a very few individuals in the setting who can use a [[ExoticWeaponSupremacy gunblade]], and he and Squall are both "in a class of their own" in terms of fighting ability. Seifer's also a BloodKnight who loves fighting, demands that he be allowed to get the kills in a fight [[HeKnowsAboutTimedHits so he can get the XP]], deliberately injures his training partners and thinks that he's doing them a favor, and disobeys orders to charge off for personal glory. His wild ways soon lead him to [[FaceHeelTurn defect to the Sorceress]].
* Kakarotto from ''HerosRealm''. Not only is he a total jerk who [[YouKilledMyFather killed Akira's father]], he's in the pay of [[EvilGenius Murzhor.]]
** In reality, [[spoiler: he's not even ''human'' and transforms into a [[OneWingedAngel dragon]] in the middle of your fight.]]
* Mahk in ''VideoGame/IMissTheSunrise''. He's from a culture that does nothing except craft and sell weapons to the point of obsession, so it's really all he knows, and ''boy'' is he smug about it. This is the complete opposite of [[ActualPacifist his personality]] in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'', however, so he ends up going through a lot of CharacterDevelopment.
* Two of the incarnations of Odio in ''VideoGame/LiveALive'' are like this. Odi Wang Lee in the Ancient China chapter is the head of a brutal martial arts school, and targets the Master's school just for sport. Odie Oldbright in the Present Day chapter is a monstrous fighter who considers brute strength the only virtue [[spoiler:and ''murders'' his opponents in order to prove his superiority]].



* Everquest II's Bruiser class has this as its lore background. The Good-aligned Monk is the MartialPacifist counterpart.
* The Echani Handmaidens in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' are quick to disparage your skills and see you as a welcome new "target" if you ask for a sparring session. Their usual target is their youngest half-sister (who joins a male PlayerCharacter), and they're happy to insult her and her abilities to strangers. Unsurprisingly, the subplot around that half-sister culminates in her beating their asses near the end of the game. Some of the Mandalorians on Dxun cop this attitude as well, seeing Jedi as weaklings who get by only because they have the Force. (You can prove them wrong in the battle circle.)
* Rathe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' enjoys battle especially against those he finds worthy. To those he doesn't, he belittles them in the most arrogant fashion. Basically he can be compared in this regard to [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]] which [[Creator/ChristopherSabat his voice actor]] also voices.
* Kai Leng from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is this to a T. He's a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SuicidalOverconfidence arrogant]], [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty]] cyborg ninja who, despite his love of violence, is still [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]] (he ate Anderson's cereal because he's an "adrenaline junkie"), [[FlunkyBoss gets backup from grunts and a gunship when the heat is on]], and can't take the shit he throws (he doesn't have any smart comebacks when Shepard calls him out on running). He vehemently believes that he's better than Shepard when he doesn't see him/her as his ArchNemesis (something Shepard doesn't see) and pays dearly for all of the needless pain he caused. He is also half-Chinese which is more dominant than his Russian heritage.

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* Everquest II's Bruiser class ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' series:
** Genjuro Kibagami is ''always'' angry,
has this as its lore background. an intense rivalry with Haohmaru, and is just a sociopath in general. The Good-aligned Monk only time he ever seems to enjoy himself at all is when he's cutting someone to shreds.
** Thing is, Haohmaru himself is as well. He's more gung-ho and optimistic about his place in life but he's definitely got
the personality of an AKFG.
** Wan Fu, a gigantic Chinese royal who believes the path of the sword is "Possessing absolute power to crush his enemies." His character bio states he can kill a tiger in under three seconds, and that he insists he has no flaws and idolizes no one.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' series:
** Akuma is exemplary; embracing the darkness within, he eventually killed his former master and his own
MartialPacifist counterpart.
* The Echani Handmaidens in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'' are quick to disparage your skills and see you as a welcome new "target" if you ask
brother ([[NotQuiteDead or so it seemed]]) before searching the world for a sparring session. Their usual target is their youngest half-sister (who joins worthy opponent.
** Adon stands right up there with Gato as
a male PlayerCharacter), definitive example, however. He has nothing but contempt for anyone, his moves are extremely punishing, and he will not stop until he's defeated every last person who might even kind of be able to challenge him. Unlike most examples of this trope, Adon [[SlasherSmile can often be]] [[LaughingMad seen smiling]]... and it's ''much'' creepier than if he were to scowl.
*** Better yet, it's implied he '''fought Akuma'''.
** On the other end of the scale and the [[CharacterTiers tier list]], [[JokeCharacter Dan Hibiki]] is a parody of this - he has all the traditional traits, with one exception - he's hilariously weak, which turns his bravado into a massively ironic joke.
*** Unless a really good player uses him to humiliate a weaker player. Nothing says 'pwned' better than [[LethalJokeCharacter using the joke character to beat your opponent]].
*** Especially in ''Street Fighter 4'', Dan is more of a mind game character who has a brutally effective counter super with unreal priority. Beat Dan down enough and he can unleash and turn the tables, turning him into CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass. Even in prior games you could pull it off, it just took a lot more skill.
** Just as Fei Long is Bruce Lee, Gen comes off as Pai Mei. Which is interesting since he predates Kill Bill.
*** Pai Mei, aka Bak Mei, et al, has his roots as a semi-historical Chinese figure. He even founded, influenced, or is credited with the creation of the actual kung fu style, Bak Mei; White Eyebrow. The Pai Mei in Kill Bill was based on Pai Mei from earlier Shaw Brothers movies.
** Rufus, an arrogant fat guy who proclaims he's the best fighter in America (though he ''actually could'' back this up), and searches for Ken, ''without knowing who the guy even was.'' All he knows is that "Ken Masters" wears red, a gi, and had blonde hair and anyone who fits that description, such as [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Bob]], must be Ken. Even if
they're happy to insult her and her abilities to strangers. Unsurprisingly, the subplot around that half-sister culminates women!
* Played with
in her beating their asses near the end ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsGaiden'', with one of the game. Some of the Mandalorians on Dxun cop this attitude as well, seeing Jedi as weaklings who get by only because they Elemental Lord Masters: Hwang Yang Long. Maybe he does not have the Force. (You can prove them wrong in the battle circle.)
* Rathe from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' enjoys battle especially against those he finds worthy. To those he doesn't, he belittles them in the most arrogant fashion. Basically he can be compared in this regard to [[Franchise/DragonBall Vegeta]] which [[Creator/ChristopherSabat his voice actor]] also voices.
* Kai Leng from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is this to a T. He's a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SuicidalOverconfidence arrogant]], [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty]] cyborg ninja who, despite his love of violence, is still [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]] (he ate Anderson's cereal because
loner intent and aggravation, but he's an "adrenaline junkie"), [[FlunkyBoss gets backup from grunts still pretty distant compared to the other Masters, and a gunship when the heat is on]], and can't take the shit he throws (he doesn't have any smart comebacks when Shepard calls him out on running). He vehemently believes that he's better than Shepard when he doesn't see him/her as his ArchNemesis (something Shepard doesn't see) and pays dearly for all of the needless pain he caused. He is also half-Chinese which is more dominant than like TheLancer towards Masaki. Guess what's his Russian heritage. occupation: Chinese PE teacher that knows Kung Fu.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'''s Feng Wei exemplifies this well enough.
** And Paul Phoenix is a non-kung-fu example (his fighting style is based on judo).
* Real-life skater Tony Trujilio is portrayed this way in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksProSkater Tony Hawk's American Wasteland]]''; He constantly condescends to the player and kicks your ass if you beat his challenge.
* Lei-Fei from ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'' is exactly like this.



* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Prince Zuko]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a prime example, particularly in the first season. Skilled in both firebending and martial arts, his abilities lack refinement, and he is overly reliant on power. He can never stop fighting because [[{{Determinator}} he cannot fathom giving up]]. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets much better over the course of the series]], especially after his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
**
[[{{Deuteragonist}} Prince Zuko]] from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' is a prime example, particularly in the first season. Skilled in both firebending and martial arts, his abilities lack refinement, and he is overly reliant on power. He can never stop fighting because [[{{Determinator}} he cannot fathom giving up]]. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets much better over the course of the series]], especially after his [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]].



** Also from ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' is Xin Fu, the tournament runner tracking [[SixthRanger Toph]] with the more pragmatic Master Yu. The needlessly confrontational part can be seen in how happy he is to get in a BarBrawl and by this line when he heard [[SixthRanger Toph]] may have died in the desert:

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** Also from ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' is Xin Fu, the tournament runner tracking [[SixthRanger Toph]] with the more pragmatic Master Yu. The needlessly confrontational part can be seen in how happy he is to get in a BarBrawl and by this line when he heard [[SixthRanger Toph]] may have died in the desert:



* SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has the titular Avatar Korra be an Arrogant Kung Fu Girl. Over four seasons, this flaw and many others are broken down.
* Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tohru from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' was a textbook example, being an easily aggravated goliath who could crush the title hero with his bare hands. Hak Foo, who filled Tohru's role as TheBrute, is also a fine example, a PerpetualFrowner with martial arts skills unparalleled in the series.
** Additionally, late-series villains Strikemaster Ice, DJ Cobra, and MC Fist, TotallyRadical [[JiveTurkey Jive Turkeys]] who learned their moves from the Shaolin before going all DeceptiveDisciple on them and eschewing "the path of peace" for criminal operations.

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* ** SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has the titular Avatar Korra be an Arrogant Kung Fu Girl. Over four seasons, this flaw and many others are broken down.
* Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tohru from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' was a textbook example, being an easily aggravated goliath who could crush the title hero with his bare hands. Hak Foo, who filled Tohru's role as TheBrute, is also a fine example, a PerpetualFrowner with martial arts skills unparalleled in the series.
** Additionally, late-series villains Strikemaster Ice, DJ Cobra, and MC Fist, TotallyRadical [[JiveTurkey Jive Turkeys]] who learned their moves from the Shaolin before going all DeceptiveDisciple on them and eschewing "the path of peace" for criminal operations.
down.



* Katarou, the gigantic wannabe ninja from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "The Quest", had it all. He bested Robin early in the episode, something only Slade had really ever done before.
* Grooor and Ceres from ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers''. Grooor is an extremely fierce competitor and never lost a race until he went up against Molly. He actually gave her a head start just to make her defeat all the more humiliating... then tried to kill her after he lost. Ceres, on the other hand, constantly flings insults at his opponent and their entire species and makes them hallucinate with his flute until they crash.
* A rare female example, ''Jinx'' from ''GIJoe''. But more so a mild version of a SmallNameBigEgo.



* A rare female example, ''Jinx'' from ''GIJoe''. But more so a mild version of a SmallNameBigEgo.
* Before his HeelFaceTurn, Tohru from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' was a textbook example, being an easily aggravated goliath who could crush the title hero with his bare hands. Hak Foo, who filled Tohru's role as TheBrute, is also a fine example, a PerpetualFrowner with martial arts skills unparalleled in the series.
** Additionally, late-series villains Strikemaster Ice, DJ Cobra, and MC Fist, TotallyRadical [[JiveTurkey Jive Turkeys]] who learned their moves from the Shaolin before going all DeceptiveDisciple on them and eschewing "the path of peace" for criminal operations.
%%* Monkey Fist from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'', Po himself sometimes fits this, though he usually learns a lesson by the end. [[AesopAmnesia And promptly forgets it]].



* Lightning Dust from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Her only real care is pushing herself to the limit, which puts Rainbow Dash, the other Wonderbolt cadets, and even the other Mane Six in danger.
* Grooor and Ceres from ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers''. Grooor is an extremely fierce competitor and never lost a race until he went up against Molly. He actually gave her a head start just to make her defeat all the more humiliating... then tried to kill her after he lost. Ceres, on the other hand, constantly flings insults at his opponent and their entire species and makes them hallucinate with his flute until they crash.
* Katarou, the gigantic wannabe ninja from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "The Quest", had it all. He bested Robin early in the episode, something only Slade had really ever done before.



* Monkey Fist from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''.



* Lightning Dust from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Her only real care is pushing herself to the limit, which puts Rainbow Dash, the other Wonderbolt cadets, and even the other Mane Six in danger.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'', Po himself sometimes fits this, though he usually learns a lesson by the end. [[AesopAmnesia And promptly forgets it]].
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* Wong Fei Hung in the first ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie qualifies as this, as the protagonist. He one-ups the school's assistant teacher by criticizing his style, constantly gets into trouble by getting into fights and is generally a brat (with a streak of kindness here and there); yet even his father grudgingly admits that his son is an exceptional fighter, prompting him to teach his son a lesson in humility- by letting his uncle teach him [[DrunkenMaster a new martial art instead]], one with a brutal training regiment.

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* Wong Fei Hung in the first ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' movie qualifies as this, as the protagonist. He one-ups the school's assistant teacher by criticizing his style, constantly gets into trouble by getting into fights and is generally a brat (with a streak of kindness here and there); yet even his father grudgingly admits that his son is an exceptional fighter, prompting him to teach his son a lesson in humility- by letting his uncle teach him [[DrunkenMaster a new martial art instead]], one with a brutal training regiment.regimen.
8th Nov '16 11:31:34 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* Kai Leng from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is this to a T. He's a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SuicidalOverconfidence arrogant]], [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty]] cyborg ninja who, despite his love of violence, is still [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]] (he ate Anderson's serial because he's an "adrenaline junkie"), [[FlunkyBoss gets backup from grunts and a gunship when the heat is on]], and can't take the shit he throws (he doesn't have any smart comebacks when Shepard calls him out on running). He vehemently believes that he's better than Shepard when he doesn't see him/her as his ArchNemesis (something Shepard doesn't see) and pays dearly for all of the needless pain he caused. He is also half-Chinese which is more dominant than his Russian heritage.

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* Kai Leng from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is this to a T. He's a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SuicidalOverconfidence arrogant]], [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty]] cyborg ninja who, despite his love of violence, is still [[DirtyCoward cowardly]], [[EvilIsPetty petty]] (he ate Anderson's serial cereal because he's an "adrenaline junkie"), [[FlunkyBoss gets backup from grunts and a gunship when the heat is on]], and can't take the shit he throws (he doesn't have any smart comebacks when Shepard calls him out on running). He vehemently believes that he's better than Shepard when he doesn't see him/her as his ArchNemesis (something Shepard doesn't see) and pays dearly for all of the needless pain he caused. He is also half-Chinese which is more dominant than his Russian heritage.
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