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14th Nov '17 6:48:18 PM 88y53
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->''"Guns and superheroes don't mix. Seek professional help."''
-->-- '''The Tick''' in response to a wannabe AntiHero, ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''

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->''"Guns and superheroes don't mix. Seek professional help.->''"I'm just doing the best I can to save you."''
-->-- '''The Tick''' '''Joe Lamb''' in response to a wannabe AntiHero, ''WesternAnimation/TheTick''
DistressedDamsel, ''Film/Super8''
12th Nov '17 8:54:43 PM Pichu-kun
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* The eponymous main character of ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'' 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 He's a good person at heart, but is meek, withdrawn, depressed, and bad with people.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.



* 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 He's a good person at heart, but is meek, withdrawn, depressed, and bad with people.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.
7th Nov '17 6:25:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Madoka spends most of the story struggling to cope with the horrifying things that happen to her friends, while being too scared to actually do much of anything (to the point of being TheScrappy to a lot of people). But she slowly overcomes her fears, and eventually summons the courage to [[spoiler:become a magical girl in order to fix most of the tragedy]].
** Sayaka is probably the "strongest" example, as evidenced by the fact that [[AmericansHateTingle she's hated by U.S. fans almost as much as Shinji]]. She's determined to be a hero, but she's barely decent at fighting, extremely angsty and emotional, and mostly unable to gain the attention of her love interest ([[LesYay well, the male one, anyway]]). She eventually breaks down completely and [[spoiler:becomes a witch]].

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** Madoka spends most of the story struggling to cope with the horrifying things that happen to her friends, while being too scared to actually do much of anything (to the point of being TheScrappy to a lot of people).anything. But she slowly overcomes her fears, and eventually summons the courage to [[spoiler:become a magical girl in order to fix most of the tragedy]].
** Sayaka is probably the "strongest" example, as evidenced by the fact that [[AmericansHateTingle she's hated by U.S. fans almost as much as Shinji]].example. She's determined to be a hero, but she's barely decent at fighting, extremely angsty and emotional, and mostly unable to gain the attention of her love interest ([[LesYay well, the male one, anyway]]). She eventually breaks down completely and [[spoiler:becomes a witch]].
15th Oct '17 7:29:49 AM Prometheus117
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* Vakama from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Legends of Metru Nui'' fits this to a T, though elements of it can also be seen in the books and comics of the first third of the ''Adventures'' saga. Of all the Toa Metru, he's the one most wracked by doubt that he can be a Toa hero, much less the leader of a group of headstrong characters such as themselves, at least in part because of how [[TheMentor Toa Lhikan]] was captured by the Dark Hunters saving him. He struggles to come into his own mastering his powers and even when he does take charge, it's usually only in the heat of the moment and he's quick to pass off authority again, and he [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself the hardest when Lhikan dies and Metru Nui falls into ruin]]. By the second half of the ''Adventures'' saga and shown in detail during ''Web of Shadows'', he tries to compensate by becoming overly [[LeeroyJenkins aggressive and reckless in leading the team]], which gets them mutated into BeastMen and gets [[WhatTheHellHero him a whole lot of (not entirely undeserved) crap]], and the stress of all of this failure coupled with learning he and his team might not have truly been destined to become Toa in the first place drive him full-on into [[FaceHeelTurn temporary villainy]]. It's only near the end does he finally find a balance.

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* Vakama from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Legends of Metru Nui'' fits this to a T, though elements of it can also be seen in the books and comics of the first third of the ''Adventures'' saga. Of all the Toa Metru, he's the one most wracked by doubt that he can be a Toa hero, much less the leader of a group of headstrong characters such as themselves, at least in part because of how [[TheMentor Toa Lhikan]] was captured by the Dark Hunters saving him. He struggles to come into his own mastering his powers and even when he does take charge, it's usually only in the heat of the moment and he's quick to pass off authority again, and he [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself the hardest when Lhikan dies and Metru Nui falls into ruin]]. By the second half of the ''Adventures'' saga and shown in detail during ''Web of Shadows'', he tries to compensate by becoming overly [[LeeroyJenkins aggressive and reckless in leading the team]], which gets them mutated into BeastMen [[BeastMan Hordika]] and gets [[WhatTheHellHero him a whole lot of (not entirely undeserved) crap]], and the stress of all of this failure coupled with learning he and his team might not have truly been destined to become Toa in the first place drive him full-on into [[FaceHeelTurn temporary villainy]]. It's only near the end does he finally find a balance.
15th Oct '17 7:29:19 AM Prometheus117
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* Vakama from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Legends of Metru Nui'' fits this to a T, though elements of it can also be seen in the books and comics of the first third of the ''Adventures'' saga. Of all the Toa Metru, he's the one most wracked by doubt that he can be a Toa hero, much less the leader of a group of headstrong characters such as themselves, at least in part because of how [[TheMentor Toa Lhikan]] was captured by the Dark Hunters saving him. He struggles to come into his own mastering his powers and even when he does take charge, it's usually only in the heat of the moment and he's quick to pass off authority again, and he [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself the hardest when Lhikan dies and Metru Nui falls into ruin]]. By the second half of the ''Adventures'' saga and shown in detail during ''Web of Shadows'', he tries to compensate by becoming overly [[LeeroyJenkins aggressive and reckless in leading the team]], which gets them mutated into BeastMen and gets [[WhatTheHellHero him a whole lot of (not entirely undeserved) crap]], and the stress of all of this failure coupled with learning he and his team might not have truly been destined to become Toa in the first place drive him full-on into [[FaceHeelTurn temporary villainy]]. It's only near the end does he finally find a balance.
13th Oct '17 11:06:14 PM HelloLamppost
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* Both Paul and Indira of ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' are almost hopeless neurotics just trying to pull their lives together.

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* Both Paul and Indira of ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' are almost hopeless guilt-ridden neurotics just trying to pull their lives together.
13th Oct '17 11:05:05 PM HelloLamppost
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** The next reboot, ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming,'' has him make mistakes so constantly that half his heroic actions in the film seem to be damage control for crises he himself created.
13th Oct '17 11:01:28 PM HelloLamppost
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* Both Paul and Indira of ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' are almost hopeless neurotics just trying to pull their lives together.
26th Sep '17 8:08:06 AM n3xus
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** Chihiro from ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons Season 2'' is the franchise's biggest example, he's a NiceGuy and a good fighter in his own right who has faced several issues throughout the series, as he is plagued by his urge to eat humans due to his nature as an Amazon and his desire to regain Iyu's humanity. And it gets worse once he was revealed to be the [[spoiler:source of the lysogenic Amazons outbreak]], he considers himself as a monster and he was horrified of it after [[spoiled:he killed the ones who tries to put him in stasis]].

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** Chihiro from ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons Season 2'' is the franchise's biggest example, he's a NiceGuy and a good fighter in his own right who has faced several issues throughout the series, as he is plagued by his urge to eat humans due to his nature as an Amazon and his desire to regain Iyu's humanity. And it gets worse once he was revealed to be the [[spoiler:source of the lysogenic Amazons outbreak]], he considers himself as a monster and he was horrified of it after [[spoiled:he [[spoiler:he killed the ones who tries to put him in stasis]].
26th Sep '17 8:07:49 AM n3xus
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* Shinji Kido from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' is a good-natured buffoon who, for the majority of the series, is the only Rider attempting to stop the other Riders from killing one another. He never succeeds and for most of the series is plagued by his inability to save the Riders from destroying each other.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
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Shinji Kido from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' is pretty much a live-action expy of Shinji Ikari, a good-natured buffoon who, for the majority of the series, is the only Rider attempting to stop the other Riders from killing one another. He never succeeds and for most of the series is plagued by his inability to save the Riders from destroying each other.other.
** Chihiro from ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons Season 2'' is the franchise's biggest example, he's a NiceGuy and a good fighter in his own right who has faced several issues throughout the series, as he is plagued by his urge to eat humans due to his nature as an Amazon and his desire to regain Iyu's humanity. And it gets worse once he was revealed to be the [[spoiler:source of the lysogenic Amazons outbreak]], he considers himself as a monster and he was horrified of it after [[spoiled:he killed the ones who tries to put him in stasis]].
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