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31st Dec '15 8:49:12 PM wehrmacht
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* The eponymous main character of Manga/OyasumiPunpun fits this to a tee; there's nothing particularly exceptional or admirable about him; he's a good person at heart, but is meek, withdrawn, depressed, and bad with people. The story is about his growing disillusionment with life and how this turns him into a progressively worse person.
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* The eponymous main character of Manga/OyasumiPunpun fits this to a tee; there's nothing particularly exceptional or admirable about him; he's him. He's a good person at heart, but is meek, withdrawn, depressed, and bad with people. The story is about his growing disillusionment with life and how this turns him into a progressively worse person.
31st Dec '15 8:46:53 PM wehrmacht
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* The eponymous main character of Manga/OyasumiPunpun fits this to a tee; there's nothing particularly exceptional or admirable about him; he's a good person at heart, but is meek, withdrawn, depressed, and bad with people. The story is about his growing disillusionment with life and how this turns him into a progressively worse person.
8th Dec '15 7:46:42 PM Niria
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The previous description was way too harsh. He's sloth personified and it's absolutely right that he's out of his league in the plot, but there was nothing to show he was particularly selfish and was genuinely concerned with Bunny's and his friends' safety.
* The Dude from ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. Despite being the movie's protagonist, he's a lazy, drunken, jobless good-for-nothing who doesn't care about anyone but himself, and is constantly screwing things up or getting in trouble. He's hopelessly out of his league when it comes to dealing with the KudzuPlot he's thrown, and in the end, [[ShaggyDogStory very little of what he does ultimately matters]]. But, he doesn't care; "the Dude abides."
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* The Dude from ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. Despite being the movie's protagonist, he's a lazy, drunken, jobless good-for-nothing slacker, who doesn't care about anyone but himself, and is constantly screwing things screws up or getting in trouble.at most aspects of life. He's hopelessly out of his league when it comes to dealing with the KudzuPlot he's thrown, and in the end, [[ShaggyDogStory very little of what he does ultimately matters]]. But, he doesn't care; "the Dude abides."
11th Nov '15 4:44:16 PM nombretomado
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* Blu from ''{{Rio}}''.
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* Blu from ''{{Rio}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.
4th Nov '15 3:40:16 PM sorako
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* Yukiteru Amano of ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' starts out as one. [[VillainProtagonist It gets worse]], later.
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* Yukiteru Amano of ''Manga/MiraiNikki'' ''Manga/FutureDiary'' starts out as one. [[VillainProtagonist It gets worse]], later.
3rd Nov '15 8:54:47 PM sorako
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* Short, chubby, and no small amount a crybaby, Haruyuki Arita doesn't start out AccelWorld as anybody's idea of a hero. But by the end of the Dusk Taker arc, he is more than capable of dropping a villain like a bad habit.
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* Short, chubby, and no small amount a crybaby, Haruyuki Arita doesn't start out AccelWorld ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' as anybody's idea of a hero. But by the end of the Dusk Taker arc, he is more than capable of dropping a villain like a bad habit.
3rd Nov '15 8:51:05 PM sorako
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* Mr. Satan from ''Manga/DragonBall''
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* Mr. Satan from ''Manga/DragonBall''''Manga/DragonBall''.

* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Akemi Homura used to be a SuperLoser even with her TimeStandsStill ability. Some traumatic cycles later, she's a {{Badass}} DarkMagicalGirl AntiHero with [[SuperheroPackingHeat loads and loads of guns]], and yet she's still losing... against [[HopelessBossFight Walpurgisnacht]]. Even with the universe's biggest literal DeusExMachina, technically she's still losing [[spoiler:Madoka]].
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Akemi ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': ** Homura used to be a SuperLoser even with her TimeStandsStill ability. Some traumatic cycles later, she's a {{Badass}} DarkMagicalGirl AntiHero with [[SuperheroPackingHeat loads and loads of guns]], and yet she's still losing... against [[HopelessBossFight Walpurgisnacht]]. Even with the universe's biggest literal DeusExMachina, technically she's still losing [[spoiler:Madoka]].
7th Sep '15 2:33:05 PM THEBATHEAD
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Wording the description more smoothly.
Nowadays, an {{antihero}} is usually thought of as a {{badass}}, [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids bitter]], [[HatesEveryoneEqually misanthropic]], [[BloodKnight violent]], {{sociopathic|Hero}} angry person (see NinetiesAntiHero). However, this is actually a recent invention. For much of history, the term ''antihero'' referred to a character type that is in many ways the opposite of this.
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Nowadays, an {{antihero}} is usually thought of as a {{badass}}, [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids bitter]], [[HatesEveryoneEqually misanthropic]], [[BloodKnight violent]], {{sociopathic|Hero}} angry person (see NinetiesAntiHero). However, person, but this is actually a recent invention.enough development to be known as a NinetiesAntiHero. For much of history, the term ''antihero'' referred to a character type that is in many ways the opposite of this.
2nd Aug '15 7:45:10 PM bobfrank
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* [[Literature/TheTalesOfPaulTwister Paul Twister]] is portrayed as a strange mix of this and modern AntiHero. His "Paul Twister" persona is a snarky thief-for-hire whose soul has a bunch of chaotic Void power bonded to it, causing him to disrupt and destroy magic everywhere he goes, and when he's being Paul he deliberately plays up the {{Badass}} image he's crafted of the personal... but he really doesn't like it; he only does it because it's one of the few ways he can make a living. The rest of the time, he's a geek from modern-day earth [[TrappedInAnotherWorld trapped in a fantasy world]] and he's in over his head. He [[NonActionGuy doesn't like to fight, and tends to lose the few fights he gets into,]] almost every plan he makes blows up in his face and [[IndyPloy forces him to improvise his way out of the resulting mess,]] and being a 21st century guy in a Renaissance-tech-level world means [[FishOutOfTemporalWater he has very little in the way of useful skills,]] aside from [[AntiMagic the Twist.]] And yet for all his awkwardness and self-doubt, when the pressure's on, he'll find some way to use either [[ScienceHero science]] or [[GuileHero trickery]] to save the day.
1st Aug '15 2:04:25 PM nombretomado
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* Amuro Ray and Kai Shiden from ''MobileSuitGundam''. Both get better; Amuro in particular develops into a KnightInSourArmor in ''ZetaGundam'' and ''CharsCounterattack''.
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* Amuro Ray and Kai Shiden from ''MobileSuitGundam''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Both get better; Amuro in particular develops into a KnightInSourArmor in ''ZetaGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''CharsCounterattack''.''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''.
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