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24th Dec '17 9:26:18 PM infernape612
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->'''Portinari''': ''You are a cynical old bastard.''\\
'''The Dealey Lama''': ''That's right. Cynical and cold and without an ounce of human compassion. The only thing to be said for me is that I always happen to be right.''

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->'''Portinari''': ''You You are a cynical old bastard.''\\
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'''The Dealey Lama''': ''That's That's right. Cynical and cold and without an ounce of human compassion. The only thing to be said for me is that I always happen to be right.''
10th Dec '17 4:56:36 PM SolidSonicTH
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** Following the decimation of his new Jedi order thanks to [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil one of his most promising disciples accepting the Dark Side of the Force]], Luke Skywalker has become a recluse as of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. When he is contacted by an emerging Force-sensitive in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', he's none too eager to suddenly begin championing the old ways.

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** Following the decimation of his new Jedi order thanks to [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil one of his most promising disciples accepting the Dark Side of the Force]], Luke Skywalker has become a recluse as of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. When he is contacted [[spoiler:contacted by an emerging Force-sensitive Force-sensitive]] in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', he's none too eager to suddenly begin championing the old ways.
10th Dec '17 4:54:28 PM SolidSonicTH
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** Following the decimation of his new Jedi order thanks to [[APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil one of his most promising disciples accepting the Dark Side of the Force]], Luke Skywalker has become a recluse as of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. When he is contacted by an emerging Force-sensitive in ''Film/TheLastJedi'', he's none too eager to suddenly begin championing the old ways.
3rd Oct '17 6:18:00 PM AdelePotter
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* ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold'': The Daemon qualifies. He's a KnightInSourArmor to the nth degree, looks down on humanity as a whole, and is mostly just interested in getting his job done -- which shows in his interactions with the heartless troop, whom he mainly treats as particularly unruly employees. He gives them the bare minimum of information and help so they don't die, but is very, ''very'' "hands-off," to put it lightly, though Dee suspects he does care about them, at least a little bit.
13th Sep '17 7:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* Ash-dan in ''[[WarchildSeries Warchild]]'' is this to Jos, his older brother's student. How he treats his own student, Hadu, is never addressed, but he likely wasn't as cynical.

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* Ash-dan in ''[[WarchildSeries ''[[Literature/WarchildSeries Warchild]]'' is this to Jos, his older brother's student. How he treats his own student, Hadu, is never addressed, but he likely wasn't as cynical.
9th Mar '17 10:20:37 AM BloodPlum
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* ''FanFiction/SugarPlums'' Zabuza is this to, well everyone honestly, but especially to Ume which is saying something since she's already [[KnightinSourArmor incredibly cynical]] to begin with. This leads to a lot of [[SnarktoSnarkCombat funny exchanges]] between the two of them.
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8th Feb '17 9:18:56 AM erforce
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* Mick, Rocky's trainer from the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' film series, at least in the first movie. He constantly mocks Rocky until towards the end, when he finally comes around and gets upgrade to CoolOldGuy, which is where he remains until he [[spoiler: dies in ''Rocky III'']].

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* Mick, Rocky's trainer from the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' film series, at least in the [[Film/{{Rocky}} first movie. movie]]. He constantly mocks Rocky until towards the end, when he finally comes around and gets upgrade to CoolOldGuy, which is where he remains until he [[spoiler: dies in ''Rocky III'']].''Film/RockyIII'']].



* Master Shi-Fu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. He does ''not'' think that Po is the Dragon Warrior and doesn't want him at the Academy, but he puts up with him, tricking Po for a while with TrainingFromHell. Then, he finally starts training him correctly using food as the motivator, and even then it seems a bit cruel. But that's when he (like [[Film/{{Rocky}} Mick]]) gets upgraded to CoolOldGuy.

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* Master Shi-Fu in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. He does ''not'' think that Po is the Dragon Warrior and doesn't want him at the Academy, but he puts up with him, tricking Po for a while with TrainingFromHell. Then, he finally starts training him correctly using food as the motivator, and even then it seems a bit cruel. But that's when he (like [[Film/{{Rocky}} [[Franchise/{{Rocky}} Mick]]) gets upgraded to CoolOldGuy.
11th Jan '17 6:40:10 AM dmcreif
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* Stick from ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is cynical to the point that he considers Murdock's idealism and belief things can get better to be a ''character flaw.''

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* *''Series/Daredevil2015'':
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Stick from ''Series/Daredevil2015'' is cynical to the point that he considers Matt Murdock's idealism and belief things can get better to be a ''character flaw.'' ''
** As a seasoned reporter, Ben Urich admits to Karen that he's a lot more cynical these days compared to when he first started out, trying to discourage her from making the mistakes he did.
5th Aug '16 2:33:41 PM SniperJ
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* ''ComicBook/ActionMan'': Agent Salmons serves as one of these to the titular Action Man, Ian; he supplies TrainingFromHell partly out of belief that [[TheResenter Ian didn't deserve the Action Man role as much as Salmons did]].
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3rd Jul '16 1:18:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Mace Windu is quite cynical in his view of galactic affairs, compared to many of the other Jedi, such as [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]]; he also doesn't seem to like [[DarkMessiah Anakin]] much at all and he opposed little Anakin's training from the start because he thought the boy was too old to begin training. It's implied in the ''Revenge of the Sith'' Novelisation some of this is down to him watching his beloved Republic crumble.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Mace Windu is quite cynical in his view of galactic affairs, compared to many of the other Jedi, such as [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan Kenobi]]; Kenobi; he also doesn't seem to like [[DarkMessiah Anakin]] much at all and he opposed little Anakin's training from the start because he thought the boy was too old to begin training. It's implied in the ''Revenge of the Sith'' Novelisation some of this is down to him watching his beloved Republic crumble.
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