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28th Apr '16 8:07:36 AM damus2300
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* Olga Pataki of ''HeyArnold''. She looks perfect on first glance, being very good at academics, music, has a personality many consider pleasant, and is considered very beautiful. However, with enough pressure, this facade of perfection can crack...revealing a young woman who's horribly neurotic, unstable and melodramatic due to having to live up to her parents' constant attention and enormously high standards, as well as dangerously out of reality. In Olga's own words to her little sister Helga: "You're ''lucky''[our parents] don't even notice you."

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* Olga Pataki of ''HeyArnold''.''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. She looks perfect on first glance, being very good at academics, music, has a personality many consider pleasant, and is considered very beautiful. However, with enough pressure, this facade of perfection can crack...revealing a young woman who's horribly neurotic, unstable and melodramatic due to having to live up to her parents' constant attention and enormously high standards, as well as dangerously out of reality. In Olga's own words to her little sister Helga: "You're ''lucky''[our parents] don't even notice you."



* Barney from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Flashbacks to his early life reveal him to have been (and still is) brilliant and talented. Homer noted that Barney was too serious and never had any fun so he got him to drink with him one night. If Barney wasn't broken, he never would have become TheAlcoholic so easily.
* An ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode was about Stan creating a clone of his son Steve he named Steverino, which he transformed into a model of masculinity. Steverino disappeared and in Stan's search, found out it was Steve who was missing and Steverino had taken his place. Steverino resented being molded into the perfect son and just wanted to be a lazy sack like Steve.

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* Barney from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Flashbacks to his early life reveal him to have been (and still is) brilliant and talented. Homer noted that Barney he was too serious and never had any fun so he got him to drink with him one night. If Barney wasn't broken, he never would have become TheAlcoholic so easily.
* An ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode was about Stan creating a clone of his son Steve he named Steverino, which he transformed into a model of masculinity. Steverino disappeared and in Stan's search, found out it was Steve who was missing and Steverino had taken his place. Steverino He resented being molded into the perfect son and just wanted to be a lazy sack like Steve.
28th Apr '16 7:40:26 AM damus2300
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** Reiji/Shadow is handsome and charismatic but hates being human because his childhood trauma convinced him humans are gullible and can be manipulated if you presents the right image.

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** Reiji/Shadow is handsome and charismatic but hates being human because his childhood trauma convinced him humans are gullible and can be manipulated if you he presents the right image.image. He is also misogynistic because the girls who he thought were his friends laughed at him when he was living in the street.
28th Apr '16 7:35:49 AM damus2300
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** Chancellor Prince Schneizel is seen as the friendly civilized face of the Britannian Empire. He's really a twisted cynic willing to manipulate (Nunnally) or kill (Cornelia) family members and nuke his own country to further his plans.

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** Chancellor Prince Schneizel is seen as the friendly civilized face of the Britannian Empire. He's really a twisted cynic willing to manipulate (Nunnally) or kill (Cornelia) family members and nuke his own country to further his plans. He becomes a straight Ace and even keeps his position [[spoiler: only after Lelouch takes his free will away]].
27th Apr '16 2:39:20 PM Wyldchyld
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* Pyrrha Nikos of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is wise, unfailingly kind, and an epic warrior even by [[WorldOfBadass Remnant's]] standards, which led the fanbase to consider her a PuritySue...before Volume 2, which revealed that she is incredibly lonely because ''no one'' ever sees her as an equal, or even a normal person. It wasn't until she entered Beacon Academy that she found true friends who didn't exploit her fame or put her on a pedestal. One of the reasons she sticks by Jaune so adamantly is that he's the first person she met who was like that. [[spoiler:And then to top it off, she gets killed trying to live up to her heroic reputation by challenging Cinder on her own.]]
** Yang Xiao Long is an exceptionally talented fighter (implied to be the best on Team RWBY), strong, confident, funny, friendly, the TeamMom of her group and smoking hot to boot. She also has some serious issues with her own MissingMom and doubts herself as an older sister due to an incident that almost got her and Ruby killed as little kids. [[spoiler:By the end of Volume 3, she's been publically disgraced, her right arm has been amputated after a CurbStompBattle against Adam Taurus, her best friend has abandoned her, she may or may not believe that the fall of Beacon was all her fault, and she's a depressed, bedridden shell of a girl who doesn't care that Remnant is going to hell in a handbasket.]]
26th Apr '16 10:12:19 PM damus2300
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** Chancellor Prince Schneizel is seen as the friendly civilized face of the Britannian Empire. He's really a twisted cynic willing to manipulate (Nunnally) or kill (Cornelia) family members and nuke his own country to further his plans.
24th Apr '16 6:41:23 AM aye_amber
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%%* In TheDresdenDolls' song "The Perfect Fit", the speaker presents herself this way.

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%%* In TheDresdenDolls' ''The Dresden Dolls''' song "The Perfect Fit", Fit," the speaker presents herself this way.
23rd Apr '16 10:55:44 AM WriterGirl2015
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* James Gordon of ''Series/{{Gotham}}''. Gordon might be a rookie detective, but he's a former soldier and a very good hand-to-hand combatant, effortlessly disarming and taking down a large heavily-armed man and then later delivering a beatdown to two mob enforcers among other {{Badass}} moments. He's also good looking with a [[EvenTheGuysWantHim laundry list of admirers]]. However, most of them are AxCrazy and he's constantly fighting with his own dark side which others take note of. Also, there are frequent hits on his life and the lives of those close to him. In addition, Galavan worming in his way out of justice, combined with Gordon netting a 40 year sentence for his vigilante execution, seems to have stripped Gordon of any notion that the law can work in Gotham which is what he firmly believed separated the villains from the heroes.

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* James Gordon of ''Series/{{Gotham}}''. Gordon might be a rookie detective, but he's a former soldier and a very good hand-to-hand combatant, effortlessly disarming and taking down a large heavily-armed man and then later delivering a beatdown to two mob enforcers among other {{Badass}} moments. He's also [[MrFanservice good looking looking]] with a [[EvenTheGuysWantHim laundry list of admirers]]. admirers]] who will always strive to do what is right and clean up Gotham. However, most of them his admirers are AxCrazy and he's constantly fighting with his own dark side which others take note of. Also, there are frequent hits on his life (by two of his admirers even) and the lives of those close to him. In addition, Galavan worming in his way out of justice, combined with Gordon netting a 40 year sentence for his vigilante execution, seems to have stripped Gordon of any notion that the law can work in Gotham which is what he firmly believed separated the villains from the heroes.
23rd Apr '16 10:53:51 AM WriterGirl2015
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* James Gordon of ''Series/{{Gotham}}''. Gordon might be a rookie detective, but he's a former soldier and a very good hand-to-hand combatant, effortlessly disarming and taking down a large heavily-armed man and then later delivering a beatdown to two mob enforcers among other {{Badass}} moments. He's also good looking with a [[EvenTheGuysWantHim laundry list of admirers]]. However, most of them are AxCrazy and he's constantly fighting with his own dark side which others take note of. Also, there are frequent hits on his life and the lives of those close to him. In addition, Galavan worming in his way out of justice, combined with Gordon netting a 40 year sentence for his vigilante execution, seems to have stripped Gordon of any notion that the law can work in Gotham which is what he firmly believed separated the villains from the heroes.
23rd Apr '16 9:48:16 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'', Asuka was a certified genius, an excellent pilot and a formidable warrior. However she'd been abused by her parents when she was a child, developed a personality that simultaneously sought attention and drove people away, and was hurt, mind-raped and killed during the war. After surviving the end of the world she managed to get better, but [[spoiler:but losing her daughter when she was sent back in time]] nearly broke her down again.



* Big Z in ''SurfsUp'', who threw a race and pretended to be dead when he found he was getting too competitive (and someone was actually capable of beating him).

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* Big Z in ''SurfsUp'', ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'', who threw a race and pretended to be dead when he found he was getting too competitive (and someone was actually capable of beating him).
16th Apr '16 3:07:57 PM erforce
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%%** Bond is definetely portrayed this way in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' and to a lesser extent ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.

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%%** Bond is definetely portrayed this way in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' and to a lesser extent ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
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