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16th Jan '17 1:30:06 PM Segal991
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** Blossom again in "The Mane Event". She runs away for her pride while trying to fight a dangerous beast, after she found out she had a TraumaticHaircut, mostly worried about her pride than what would happen to the town. Subverted, as she comes back to defeat the monster at the end.



* Aku, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack's foe, has always been a coward, rarely ever confronting jack unless he somehow manages to disarm him of the sword - the one thing that can harm him - and fleeing at the slightest hint that he's in danger. Jack ever mocks him in one episode by calling him a "cowardly shadow" when the villain is in mid-retreat. While some may call this pragmatic, the fact that Aku ever confronts Jack in the first place shows a lack of judgment.

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* Aku, WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack's foe, has always been a coward, rarely ever confronting jack Jack unless he somehow manages to disarm him of the sword - the one thing that can harm him - and fleeing at the slightest hint that he's in danger. Jack ever mocks him in one episode by calling him a "cowardly shadow" when the villain is in mid-retreat. While some may call this pragmatic, the fact that Aku ever confronts Jack in the first place shows a lack of judgment.
12th Jan '17 10:12:17 AM gb00393
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* King Joffrey Baratheon from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is this. A SmugSnake, RoyalBrat, and all around JerkAss. While he acts tough, the truth is that he's nothing more than a coward. Some of the best parts from the show are watching him squirm like the worm he is.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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King Joffrey Baratheon from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is this. A SmugSnake, RoyalBrat, and all around JerkAss. While he acts tough, the truth is that he's nothing more than a coward. Some of the best parts from the show are watching him squirm like the worm he is.is whenever someone stands up to him.
** Sam (rightfully) admits to being one in "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things", an admission so unheard-of that the other recruits act like it's a disease they might catch. Sam's case eventually gets treated with CharacterDevelopment, though.
** Grand Maester Pycelle remains fawning and servile to escape the notice of more ambitious courtiers because he wants nothing more than to live out his days in the comfort his office affords.
** Walder Frey's defining trait is that he only acts when he's completely sure it'll work out in his favour. He's lived to a ''very'' ripe old age because he's ''very'' good at it.
** Rast enjoys bullying Sam but backs off whenever others get involved, stabs men in the back but panics when they turn to face him, and turns tail and runs rather than fighting in "First of His Name".
** During the Battle of Castle Black, Janos Slynt is so indecisive that he must be tricked to leave the Wall, then he abandons the fighting to cower in the pantry, where even Gilly shows more bravery.
8th Jan '17 4:51:31 PM Segal991
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** Also averted with the main trio, but in "Cootie Gras", they repeatedly fled for their lives in the worry that they would get cooties from Mojo Jojo's secret weapon, Harry Pitt.
** Buttercup in "Moral Decay". In that episode, she takes away teeth from villains to get rich, but she is horrendously frightened when said villains try to beat her up.
31st Dec '16 7:56:01 PM Nin10DillN64
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* Anyone who has fought a [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Rathalos]] will know that the damn thing will fly away the moment the fight begins going badly for it. Luckily, there is a [[BlindedByTheLight thing]] [[PitTrap or]] [[AntiAir two]] you can do about that...

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
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Anyone who has fought a [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter [[DeathFromAbove Rathalos]] will know that the damn thing will fly away the moment the fight begins going badly for it. Luckily, there is a [[BlindedByTheLight thing]] [[PitTrap or]] [[AntiAir two]] you can do about that...that...
** The [[RaptorAttack Maccao]] as a whole are this trope. [[KingMook Great Maccao]] will rarely try to help the Maccao escape from danger and would rather flee than help them fight. Likewise, the Maccao will do nothing to support their leader when the chips are down.
28th Dec '16 8:30:59 AM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'': To save himself from getting eaten, [[spoiler: Creek]] makes a deal with the Bergens and leads them to the other Trolls.
23rd Dec '16 11:48:42 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** The Snake Baron, the first real demon battle Guts has in the manga, gleefully kills and destroys to satisfy his sadism. But when Guts proves he's not invincible, his arrogance disappears and he starts begging for the mercy he never would've shown his victims. Guts doesn't give him any.

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** The Snake Baron, Baron of Koka, the first real demon battle Guts has in the manga, gleefully kills and destroys to satisfy his sadism. But when Guts proves he's not invincible, his arrogance disappears and he starts begging for the mercy he never would've shown his victims. Guts doesn't give him any.
23rd Dec '16 6:42:34 AM moto12
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** Then there was Spencer, who went behind Rick's back and tried to convince Negan to kill Rick so that he can be the leader of Alexandra. Despite being a horrible psychopath who brutally beat Abraham and Glen to death, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Negan calls Spencer out on this]], right before stabbing Spencer in the gut.

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** Then there was Spencer, who went behind Rick's back and tried to convince Negan to kill Rick so that he can be the leader of Alexandra. Despite being a horrible psychopath who brutally beat Abraham and Glen to death, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Negan calls Spencer out on this]], right before stabbing Spencer him in the gut.
23rd Dec '16 6:41:19 AM moto12
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** Then there was Spencer, who went behind Rick's back and tried to convince Negan to kill Rick so that he can be the leader of Alexandra. Despite being a horrible psychopath who brutally beat Abraham and Glen to death, [[EvenEvilHasStandards Negan calls Spencer out on this]], right before stabbing Spencer in the gut.
16th Dec '16 1:13:49 PM Dravencour
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** Alessi, whose Stand allows him to de-age anyone who touches his shadow. This is ''the only way'' he's willing to fight anyone (unlike Hol, who just adheres to the creed "run away to fight another day"), even if the nearest adult is a harmless woman. He has to use an ''axe'' to fight them. And to think he keeps calling himself a "good boy". Which make his defeat all the sweeter when he runs into Jotaro. He manages to use his powers on him, but Jotaro is so badass that even as a kid, he's more than a match for him, giving him [[RapidFireFisticuffs the ORA ORA treatment]] without his Stand and then laying him out with an uppercut. Talk about irony.

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** Alessi, whose Stand allows him to de-age anyone who touches his shadow. This is ''the only way'' he's willing to fight anyone (unlike Hol, who just adheres to the creed "run away to fight another day"), even if the nearest adult is a harmless woman. He has to use an ''axe'' to fight them. And to think he keeps calling himself a "good boy". Which make his defeat all the sweeter when he runs into Jotaro. He manages to use his powers on him, but Jotaro is so badass that even as a Standless kid, he's more than a match for him, giving him [[RapidFireFisticuffs the ORA ORA treatment]] without his Stand anyway and then laying him out with an uppercut. Talk about irony.
16th Dec '16 1:12:25 PM Dravencour
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** Alessi, whose Stand allows him to de-age anyone who touches his shadow. This is ''the only way'' he's willing to fight anyone (unlike Hol, who just adheres to the creed "run away to fight another day"), even if the nearest adult is a harmless woman. He has to use an ''axe'' to fight them. And to think he keeps calling himself a "good boy". Which make his defeat all the sweeter when he runs into Jotaro. He manages to use his powers on him, but Jotaro is so badass that even as a kid, he's more than a match for him, simply laying him out with an uppercut. Talk about irony.

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** Alessi, whose Stand allows him to de-age anyone who touches his shadow. This is ''the only way'' he's willing to fight anyone (unlike Hol, who just adheres to the creed "run away to fight another day"), even if the nearest adult is a harmless woman. He has to use an ''axe'' to fight them. And to think he keeps calling himself a "good boy". Which make his defeat all the sweeter when he runs into Jotaro. He manages to use his powers on him, but Jotaro is so badass that even as a kid, he's more than a match for him, simply giving him [[RapidFireFisticuffs the ORA ORA treatment]] without his Stand and then laying him out with an uppercut. Talk about irony.
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