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15th Sep '17 9:03:53 AM BeerBaron
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* Alduin in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' turns out to be one of these when faced by someone who can actually hurt him. It's one of the reasons Odahviing agrees to help you pursue him -- the other Dragons are no longer certain that Alduin deserves to be their leader.
** The Orc chief Yamarz has the dubious distinction of being a deceitful weakling amongst [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy a race of proud warriors.]] When his tribe is besieged by Giants, he opts to hole up in the village and let everyone else fight them off rather than lift a finger to do it himself. When he is tasked with slaying the Giant chief, he tries to bribe the player to do it for him and let him take the credit. If the player agrees, he then tries to kill them too to keep his cowardice from being discovered.
** And of course the first example we're confronted with is during the intro, where Lokir the horse thief spends his last moments desperately pleading to his captors, his fellow captives and finally to every one of the Eight Divines for salvation. When you reach the chopping block, he attempts to run for it and shouts "You aren't gonna kill me!" only to be unceremoniously [[InTheBack shot in the back.]]

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* Alduin in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** [[BigBad Alduin]], the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse,
turns out to be one of these when faced by someone who can actually hurt him. It's one after the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]] [[spoiler:defeats him at the Throat of the reasons Odahviing agrees to help you pursue him -- World]]. [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] culture teaches that one must face defeat with dignity. It is this moment that the other Dragons are no longer certain that Alduin deserves dragons realize he doesn't deserve to be their leader.
lead. [[NoTrueScotsman A true "dovah" would fight to the end or submit to his better]].
** The Orc [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]] chief Yamarz has the dubious distinction of being a deceitful weakling amongst [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy a race of proud warriors.]] When his tribe is besieged by Giants, he opts to hole up in the village and let everyone else fight them off rather than lift a finger to do it himself. When he is tasked by the patron deity of the Orcs with slaying the Giant chief, he tries to bribe the player to do it for him and let him take the credit. If the player agrees, he then tries to kill them too to keep his cowardice from being discovered.
** And of course During the first example we're confronted with is during the intro, where introductory scene, Lokir the horse thief spends his last moments desperately pleading to his captors, his fellow captives captives, and finally to every one of the [[SaintlyChurch Eight Divines Divines]] for salvation. When you reach the chopping block, he attempts to run for it and shouts "You aren't gonna kill me!" only to be unceremoniously [[InTheBack shot in the back.]]back]] by an archer.
10th Sep '17 9:24:43 AM Nadim
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': One of the glaring personality flaws of Captain Jack Sparrow is his tendency toward dirty cowardice (though he may arguably be more of a LovableCoward), especially in the face of certain death, and escape from death becomes his major motivation in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''. Blackbeard has the same flaw in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]''.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': One of the glaring personality flaws of Captain Jack Sparrow is his tendency toward dirty cowardice (though he may arguably be more of a LovableCoward), especially in the face of certain death, and escape from death becomes his major motivation in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''. Blackbeard has the same flaw in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]''.
10th Sep '17 9:24:39 AM Nadim
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': One of the glaring personality flaws of Captain Jack Sparrow is his tendency toward dirty cowardice (though he may arguably be more of a LovableCoward), especially in the face of certain death, and escape from death becomes his major motivation in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''. Blackbeard has the same flaw in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]].

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': One of the glaring personality flaws of Captain Jack Sparrow is his tendency toward dirty cowardice (though he may arguably be more of a LovableCoward), especially in the face of certain death, and escape from death becomes his major motivation in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''. Blackbeard has the same flaw in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]].Tides]]''.
9th Sep '17 2:05:58 AM Nadim
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': One of the glaring personality flaws of Captain Jack Sparrow is his tendency toward dirty cowardice (though he may arguably be more of a LovableCoward), especially in the face of certain death, and escape from death becomes his major motivation in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': One of the glaring personality flaws of Captain Jack Sparrow is his tendency toward dirty cowardice (though he may arguably be more of a LovableCoward), especially in the face of certain death, and escape from death becomes his major motivation in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'' and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''. Blackbeard has the same flaw in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]].
5th Sep '17 8:22:16 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/{{Unfriended}}: [[spoiler:Blaire was the one who shot the video that prompted Laura to commit suicide (and got Mitch to upload it). When Laura's vengeful spirit comes looking for payback, she sells out all of her friends and gets them all killed in a vain attempt to avoid the blame. When it's just her and Laura, she snivels and pleads for her life, appealing to their friendship to try and save herself. It doesn't work.]]

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* ''Film/{{Unfriended}}: ''Film/{{Unfriended}}'': [[spoiler:Blaire was the one who shot the video that prompted Laura to commit suicide (and got Mitch to upload it). When Laura's vengeful spirit comes looking for payback, she sells out all of her friends and gets them all killed in a vain attempt to avoid the blame. When it's just her and Laura, she snivels and pleads for her life, appealing to their friendship to try and save herself. It doesn't work.]]
30th Aug '17 11:49:36 AM Nadim
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* ''Film/{{War For The Planet Of The Apes}}'': "The Donkeys", apes who defect from Caesar's tribe and join the humans, are viewed as this by the other apes as many of them (including Red and Winter) betrayed the pack to save themselves from war.
25th Aug '17 7:08:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Prime Minister Honest is a total sleazeball who utilizes the most underhanded tactics imaginable to meet his goals, he even went so far as to [[GenreSavvy barb Incursio's hilt]] with danger beast poison during Tatsumi's execution. In the anime, after all of his plans fall apart, he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tries to flee]], whimpering and whining pathetically the whole time, and then screams for someone to save him when [[spoiler:Leone blocks his path]].

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** Prime Minister Honest is a total sleazeball who utilizes the most underhanded tactics imaginable to meet his goals, he even went so far as to [[GenreSavvy barb Incursio's hilt]] hilt with danger beast poison during Tatsumi's execution. In the anime, after all of his plans fall apart, he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tries to flee]], whimpering and whining pathetically the whole time, and then screams for someone to save him when [[spoiler:Leone blocks his path]].
16th Aug '17 1:07:10 PM TheNerfGuy
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', it's widely believed by the public that Yusho Sakaki (Yuya's dad) is a coward, as he failed to show up for an important public match with reigning champion Strong Ishijima. His son remains his only hold out, and many of Yuya's early opponents [[SinsOfOurFathers believe the same of him.]] Subverted in both cases, however. Yusho had ''very'' important reasons for leaving that took priority, and Yuya can be [[FearlessFool the antithesis of a coward]] at times.
7th Aug '17 5:25:44 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', it's widely believed by the public that Yusho Sakaki (Yuya's dad) is a coward, as he failed to show up for an important public match with reigning champion Strong Ishijima. His son remains his only hold out, and many of Yuya's early opponents [[SinsOfOurFathers believe the same of him.]] Subverted in both cases, however. Yusho had ''very'' important reasons for leaving that took priority, and Yuya can be [[FearlessFool the antithesis of a coward]] at times.
31st Jul '17 12:41:20 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* Chuck is this in ''Better Call Saul'' in the sense that he lacks the courage to tell Jimmy up front that he doesn't want him working as a lawyer and effectively uses Howard as Jimmy's punching bag until Jimmy figures out the truth.

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* Chuck is this in ''Better Call Saul'' ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' in the sense that he lacks the courage to tell Jimmy up front that he doesn't want him working as a lawyer and effectively uses Howard as Jimmy's punching bag until Jimmy figures out the truth.
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