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19th Jan '17 12:33:20 PM Willbyr
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* Most {{otome game}}s include at least one (male) example of this. Probably the most memorable was Himuro Reiichi in ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side]]'', the protagonist's overly-strict homeroom teacher. If pursued long enough he is reduced to a blushing sensitive sap who loves to play the piano and go for long drives in the countryside. Eventually he [[{{Squee}} confesses his undying love for the main character]] in a shy sort of way.
** From the first ''TokimekiMemorial'', there's [[AlphaBitch Mira Kagami]]. [[spoiler: Also somewhat of a BrokenBird who had her heart broken ''many'' times when younger, so she swore off love completely to not get hurt again]].

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* Most {{otome game}}s include at least one (male) example of this. Probably the most memorable was Himuro Reiichi in ''[[TokimekiMemorial ''[[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side]]'', the protagonist's overly-strict homeroom teacher. If pursued long enough he is reduced to a blushing sensitive sap who loves to play the piano and go for long drives in the countryside. Eventually he [[{{Squee}} confesses his undying love for the main character]] in a shy sort of way.
** From the first ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''Tokimeki Memorial'', there's [[AlphaBitch Mira Kagami]]. [[spoiler: Also somewhat of a BrokenBird who had her heart broken ''many'' times when younger, so she swore off love completely to not get hurt again]].
18th Jan '17 11:25:58 AM Alas_Poor_Donny
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* ''Webcomic/Oglaf'' has a seriously NSFW and rather literal example, which is essentially an interpretation of the original story the metaphor comes from: spring won't arrive until someone seduces the incarnation of winter each year. The comic being what it is, this is PlayedForLaughs and pretty much immediately turns into whacky (and usually pornographic) hijinks as local villagers try various methods to "set her up" each year, with varying levels of success.
14th Jan '17 2:40:51 PM Fireblood
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Wolverine's bond with the elderly Professor X must have grown quite strong during the TimeSkip in between ''Film/TheWolverine'' and ''Days of Future Past'' because after Logan meets the younger Charles--who is practically a stranger to him--he gradually sheds his outer "macho armour." Compared to Wolverine's normally gruff exterior (especially towards other male characters), he really is quite gentle with Xavier in a few scenes where it's just the two of them, like the plane ride to Washington D.C. and the heart-to-heart talk they share in the [[spoiler:AlternateTimeline]].

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Wolverine's bond with the elderly Professor X must have grown quite strong during the TimeSkip in between ''Film/TheWolverine'' and ''Days of Future Past'' because after Logan meets the younger Charles--who is practically a stranger to him--he gradually sheds his outer "macho armour.armor." Compared to Wolverine's normally gruff exterior (especially towards other male characters), he really is quite gentle with Xavier in a few scenes where it's just the two of them, like the plane ride to Washington D.C. and the heart-to-heart talk they share in the [[spoiler:AlternateTimeline]].


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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Kaylana. Over the course of the book she slowly warms up under Sam's romantic attention toward her, and at the end she finally laughs at something he says. It's implied they are together after this.
28th Dec '16 7:58:44 PM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'': Kris Kringle gives a toy to [[IceQueen Ice Wizard]] Winter Warlock, who has a friendlier disposition and even gives the reindeer some magic feed to help Santa escape the Burgermeister's dungeon.[[/folder]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'': Kris Kringle gives a toy to [[IceQueen Ice Wizard]] Winter Warlock, who has a friendlier disposition and even gives the reindeer some magic feed to help Santa escape the Burgermeister's dungeon.dungeon.
* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. In the first season, it seems as if he utterly despises the other three. In Season 2, while still being snarky and cruel, he comes off as more of an actual friend to them. And in the Season 3 premiere, [[spoiler: it's shown that he genuinely does care about them]].
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24th Dec '16 12:09:13 PM nombretomado
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%%* Phileas Fogg in the movie version of ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' is another, to the extent that [[BritishStuffiness David Niven]] could ''ever'' defrost.zero context

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%%* Phileas Fogg in the movie version of ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' is another, to the extent that [[BritishStuffiness David Niven]] could ''ever'' defrost.zero context
21st Dec '16 8:29:15 AM gjjones
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* Kanzaki Kaori from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'''s light novel gradually warms up to Touma after he saves Index from having her memory reset by Neccessarius. She gets defrosted even further in the novels [[spoiler: when Touma helps her get over her past.]]

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* Kaori Kanzaki Kaori from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'''s light novel ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' gradually warms up to Touma after he saves rescues Index from having her memory reset by Neccessarius. She gets defrosted even further in the novels [[spoiler: when Touma helps her get over her past.]]



** The {{tsundere}}ish HaremNanny Miyabi Kagurazaki is tsun-tsun to Kaoru and the rest of the cast at first, but shows more of her dere-dere side when she sees how kind they are to her and Aoi.



** The {{tsundere}}ish HaremNanny Miyabi Kagurazaki is tsun-tsun to Kaoru and the rest of the cast at first, but shows more of her dere-dere side when she sees how kind they are to her and Aoi.



* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya Kuchiki, the stereotypical AloofBigBrother to Rukia who keeps his distance for decades as he wrestles with two conflicting vows (to never break the law, made to his dead parents and to protect Rukia, given to his dead wife, Rukia's sister). This comes to a head in the Soul Society arc when the law decides Rukia must be executed and he's forced to choose which of the two vows he upholds and which he'll break (in keeping with Confucian ideals, he chooses the vow to his parents over the vow to his wife). Once Ichigo resolves the conflict between Byakuya's vows, Byakuya mellows out, reinterprets his two vows in a more flexible way and in general starts becoming more openly warm towards everyone (although he still remains TheStoic on the surface... [[NotSoStoic most of the time]]). It's still considered shocking [[TheComicallySerious when he jokes]].

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Byakuya Kuchiki, the stereotypical AloofBigBrother to Rukia who keeps his distance for decades as he wrestles with two conflicting vows (to never break the law, made to his dead parents and to protect Rukia, given to his dead wife, Rukia's sister). This comes to a head in the Soul Society arc when the law decides Rukia must be executed and he's forced to [[ToBeLawfulOrGood choose which of the two vows he upholds and which he'll break break]] (in keeping with Confucian ideals, he chooses the vow to his parents over the vow to his wife). Once Ichigo resolves the conflict between Byakuya's vows, Byakuya mellows out, reinterprets his two vows in a more flexible way and in general starts becoming more openly warm towards everyone (although he still remains TheStoic on the surface... [[NotSoStoic most of the time]]). It's still considered shocking [[TheComicallySerious when he jokes]].



** Mikagami Tokiya, the resident [[AnIcePerson ice]] / [[KillItWithWater water]] guy. He starts out as a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] brooding over revenge, cares nothing else than that, or Yanagi (who resembles his dead big sister) and is extremely ruthless. However, with further interaction with his friends and the realization that revenge is getting him nowhere and would eventually kill him empty handed, he becomes a warmer individual, while still snarky.

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** Mikagami Tokiya, Tokiya Mikagami, the resident [[AnIcePerson ice]] / [[KillItWithWater water]] guy. He starts out as a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] brooding over revenge, cares nothing else than that, or Yanagi (who resembles his dead big sister) and is extremely ruthless. However, with further interaction with his friends and the realization that revenge is getting him nowhere and would eventually kill him empty handed, he becomes a warmer individual, while still snarky.



* Hatori Sohma from ''Anime/FruitsBasket''. Like the other cursed Sohmas, he was bound to obedience toward Akito, creating a cage-like feeling; as the Dragon of the Zodiac, he was actually one of the ones most affected. When Kana came into his life, she helped to defrost him, and they fell in love. Unfortunately, Akito traumatized Kana to the extent that Hatori had to erase her memory, and he froze his heart more than ever. He defrosted once more upon meeting Tohru (as expected), though to a somewhat lesser extent. It was even lampshaded with references to the snow and the spring that it preceded.

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* Sohma Hatori Sohma from ''Anime/FruitsBasket''. Like the other cursed Sohmas, he was bound to obedience toward Akito, creating a cage-like feeling; as the Dragon of the Zodiac, he was actually one of the ones most affected. When Kana came into his life, she helped to defrost him, and they fell in love. Unfortunately, Akito traumatized Kana to the extent that Hatori had to erase her memory, and he froze his heart more than ever. He defrosted once more upon meeting Tohru (as expected), though to a somewhat lesser extent. It was even lampshaded with references to the snow and the spring that it preceded.



* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': Laura is generally referred to as "not so much defrosted as doused in gasoline and lit on fire in the space of a single episode." She is introduced as a TykeBomb who hero-worships Ichika's older sister Chifuyu, and hates Ichika for "[[LoveIsAWeakness weakening]]" Chifuyu, to the point that she slaps him in the face the moment she meets him. She refuses to associate with anyone else at the school, spending all her time training. When she faces Ichika in the tournament, she does everything in her power to kill him, and when that fails she accidentally activates her [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Valkyrie Trace]] (a device she didn't know she had, powered by suppressed emotions). Ichika saves her, and when she wakes up in the hospital, Chifuyu explains that her love for her brother was the reason she drove herself so hard and became someone Laura would admire. The next day, Laura saves Ichika from [[ClingyJealousGirl Rin's rampage]], [[ForcefulKiss kisses him in front of the entire class]], and [[WackyMarriageProposal declares him to be her wife]]. She spends the rest of the series blushing and trying to spend time with him.

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* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': Laura Bodewig is generally referred to as "not so much defrosted as doused in gasoline and lit on fire in the space of a single episode." She is introduced as a TykeBomb who hero-worships Ichika's Ichika Orimura's older sister Chifuyu, and hates Ichika for "[[LoveIsAWeakness weakening]]" Chifuyu, to the point that she slaps him in the face the moment she meets him. She refuses to associate with anyone else at the school, spending all her time training. When she faces Ichika in the tournament, she does everything in her power to kill him, and when that fails she accidentally activates her [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Valkyrie Trace]] (a device she didn't know she had, powered by suppressed emotions). Ichika saves her, and when she wakes up in the hospital, Chifuyu explains that her love for her brother was the reason she drove herself so hard and became someone Laura would admire. The next day, Laura saves Ichika from [[ClingyJealousGirl Rin's rampage]], [[ForcefulKiss kisses him in front of of]] [[MassOhCrap the entire class]], and [[WackyMarriageProposal declares him to be her wife]]. She spends the rest of the series blushing and trying to spend time with him.



** Layla Hamilton seems at first to be an arrogant, ultra-perfectionist bitch who loves treating newbies badly at the beginning, but soon we see that she's as hard (if not more) on herself as she is with others and that she loves the Kaleido Stage as much as Sora does. [[spoiler: To the point of sacrificing her circus career to gain the Kaleido Stage back from Yuri Killian and foil his revenge on Kalos Eido.]]

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** Layla Hamilton seems at first to be an arrogant, ultra-perfectionist bitch who loves treating newbies badly ridiculing newcomers at the beginning, but soon we see that she's as hard (if not more) on herself as she is with others and that she loves the Kaleido Stage as much as Sora does. [[spoiler: To the point of sacrificing her circus career to gain the Kaleido Stage back from Yuri Killian and foil his revenge on Kalos Eido.]]



* Motoko Aoyama from ''Manga/LoveHina'' who was probably the hardest shell among the girls Keitaro had to break considering she was always on the defensive. As it turned out she had a [[FreudianExcuse good reason]]. Her attitude stems from her older sister whom she worshiped like an idol till she got married. Since then [[DoesNotLikeMen she blames men as a way to cope with the shock]].

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* Motoko Aoyama from ''Manga/LoveHina'' who was probably the hardest shell among the girls Keitaro had to break considering she was always on the defensive. As it turned out she had a [[FreudianExcuse good reason]]. Her attitude stems from her older sister Tsukune whom she worshiped like an idol till she got married. Since then [[DoesNotLikeMen she blames men as a way to cope with the shock]].



** Sakura also seems to be apart of this trope since she greatly misunderstood Naruto at first, viewing him as a simply an annoying idiot, but now knows the real Naruto and is warming up to him. She also had a JerkassRealization early on in the series when even [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Sasuke]] criticizes her treatment of Naruto.

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** Sakura also seems to be apart of this trope since she greatly misunderstood Naruto at first, viewing him as a simply an annoying idiot, but now knows the real Naruto and is warming up to him. She also had a JerkassRealization early on in the series when even [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Sasuke]] [[WhatTheHellHero criticizes her treatment of Naruto.Naruto]].



* Sailor Mars in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga was easily this, although her character was a hot blooded and bossy {{Tsundere}} in the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]. In the anime, she defrosts specifically for Yuuichiro. Since he lives with her, but only starting in adolescence, it could be considered a late-in-life ChildhoodFriendRomance, or something.

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* Sailor Rei Hino/Sailor Mars in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga was easily this, although her character was a hot blooded and bossy {{Tsundere}} in the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]]. In the anime, she defrosts specifically for Yuuichiro. Since he lives with her, but only starting in adolescence, it could be considered a late-in-life ChildhoodFriendRomance, or something.



* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. Kotetsu spends a good deal of time trying to defrost his partner Barnaby - an icy, introverted, IneffectualLoner. He finally starts making some progress after [[spoiler:[[TakingTheBullet shielding]] Barnaby from enemy [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fire]] during a fight]]. But it's worth noting that Barnaby never changes his aloof, distant demeanour towards anyone other than Kotetsu even after being defrosted.

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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. Kotetsu T. Kaburagi spends a good deal of time trying to defrost his partner Barnaby Brooks, Jr. - an icy, introverted, IneffectualLoner. He finally starts making some progress after [[spoiler:[[TakingTheBullet shielding]] Barnaby from enemy [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin fire]] during a fight]]. But it's worth noting that Barnaby never changes his aloof, distant demeanour towards anyone other than Kotetsu even after being defrosted.
13th Dec '16 8:31:54 PM Doug86
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** ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has another male example in Jaffar, thanks to the influence of his best friend (and possible love interest through supports) Nino.

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** ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has another male example in Jaffar, thanks to the influence of his best friend (and possible love interest through supports) Nino.
12th Dec '16 5:37:00 PM SwampAdder
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* Literature/SherlockHolmes becomes this towards Watson; especially shown when Watson gets hurt.
** He [[NotSoStoic genuinely begs him not to be hurt]], and [[BigBrotherInstinct looks out for him after he gets shot]] by Evans. It shows the [[HeterosexualLifePartners friendship dynamic.]] Here are the quotes:
** "Are you hurt, Watson? For God's sake. say that you're not hurt!"
** "By the Lord, it is well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have gotten out of this room alive."
7th Dec '16 4:33:37 AM iroanxi
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* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Ursula Stone, Steward of Foxhold (Bronn's keep and town) and the late Lord Cawlish's bastard daughter (and only descendant), at least towards Bronn. She tends to look at him as if he were something scraped from the end of the barrel. She begins to thaw when [[spoiler: they learn why Lysa attacked Jon Arryn and Bronn decides to rush to King's Landing with news of Lysa Arryn's capture and state.]]
3rd Dec '16 2:32:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* The novelization of the original ''ComicBook/AlienVsPredator'' comic arc does a more thorough defrosting of IceQueen Machiko Noguchi. She was so unintentionally aloof from the colonists under her authority that she was dubbed the "Nitrogen Queen" behind her back. Only three months into her stay does she realize that they all hate her, and immediately sets about changing her status among them. She makes decent but slow headway until the Predators begin hunting colonists and the subsequent outbreak of Aliens, at which point she becomes a {{Badass}} ActionGirl and repeatedly risks her life for all of them.

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* The novelization of the original ''ComicBook/AlienVsPredator'' comic arc does a more thorough defrosting of IceQueen Machiko Noguchi. She was so unintentionally aloof from the colonists under her authority that she was dubbed the "Nitrogen Queen" behind her back. Only three months into her stay does she realize that they all hate her, and immediately sets about changing her status among them. She makes decent but slow headway until the Predators begin hunting colonists and the subsequent outbreak of Aliens, at which point she becomes a {{Badass}} an ActionGirl and repeatedly risks her life for all of them.
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