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4th Jul '16 6:00:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTick'': Arthur wants to be a super, and definitely has some dorky qualities, but is overshadowed by The Tick. The Tick, by contrast, is an IdiotHero.
* Rufus of ''TheDreamstone'' being MrImagination, TheKlutz and a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rolled into one, gets moments of this DependingOnTheWriter. Especially prominent in the pilot episode, where he even wields a sword.

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* ''TheTick'': ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': Arthur wants to be a super, and definitely has some dorky qualities, but is overshadowed by The Tick. The Tick, by contrast, is an IdiotHero.
* Rufus of ''TheDreamstone'' ''WesternAnimation/TheDreamstone'' being MrImagination, TheKlutz and a CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass rolled into one, gets moments of this DependingOnTheWriter. Especially prominent in the pilot episode, where he even wields a sword.
30th Jun '16 4:10:45 PM Anddrix
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* Depending on one's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of his character, Jaune of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is either this trope, ''[[CharacterDevelopment will be]]'' this trope, or is a straight subversion of it. (He's quite the BaseBreaker.)

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* Depending on one's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpretation]] of his character, Jaune of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is either this trope, ''[[CharacterDevelopment will be]]'' this trope, or is a straight subversion of it. (He's quite the BaseBreaker.)
17th Jun '16 1:04:11 AM Doug86
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* Sir Archibald Wavell. A quiet unassuming man with an eccentric but likable disposition who wrote an anthology of poetry. He was also the British commander in the Mediterranean theater and under his command the Allies won their first victories, and the Italian empire was reduced to a sort of [[TheLoad fly paper]] for the German army. He is a large part of the reason for Italy's persistent reputation for limited prowess in WorldWarII.

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* Sir Archibald Wavell. A quiet unassuming man with an eccentric but likable disposition who wrote an anthology of poetry. He was also the British commander in the Mediterranean theater and under his command the Allies won their first victories, and the Italian empire was reduced to a sort of [[TheLoad fly paper]] for the German army. He is a large part of the reason for Italy's persistent reputation for limited prowess in WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
30th Mar '16 2:31:25 PM Floria
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* If ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' took place in a straight-up superhero universe rather than a {{Deconstruction}}-fest DysfunctionJunction, Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl II) ''would'' have been this character type. But given the nature of the setting, he's more a ClassicalAntiHero than TheAce. It is worth noting that despite ''Watchmen'''s very dark take on most of the superhero archetypes it explores, Dan retains his endearing dorkiness and is probably the most idealistic and conventionally likeable of the costumed heroes.
24th Feb '16 11:27:18 AM FF32
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* Blaine Anderson from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has become known as "Dapper" in the fandom for a reason: he constantly wears bowties, cardigans, polo shirts and sweater vests. He doesn't like to wear socks for some odd reason and has a passion dancing like Carlton from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' to songs by Music/KatyPerry. He also is willing to take on football players about twice his size if they mess with his boyfriend and probably could have taken him down considering [[BadassGay he boxes and started his private school's chapter of]] ''Film/FightClub''.

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* Blaine Anderson from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has become known as "Dapper" in the fandom for a reason: he constantly wears bowties, cardigans, polo shirts and sweater vests. He doesn't like to wear socks for some odd reason and has a passion dancing like Carlton from ''Series/FreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' to songs by Music/KatyPerry. He also is willing to take on football players about twice his size if they mess with his boyfriend and probably could have taken him down considering [[BadassGay he boxes and started his private school's chapter of]] ''Film/FightClub''.
8th Feb '16 7:18:48 PM Apocrypha
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* Applies to the Avatar aka [[CanonName Corrin]], of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. An unstoppable, {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} on the battlefield, but a cheerful, socially inept ''[[{{Adorkable}} dork]]'' off of it.
9th Jan '16 2:16:04 PM Floria
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** Finn from the same film. A [[MookFaceTurn former]] Imperial Stormtrooper who can actually shoot pretty well, Finn's upbringing as a ChildSoldier for the First Order didn't give him the best opportunity to develop social skills, but it couldn't extinguish his kind heart.

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** Finn from the same film. A compassionate, earnest [[MookFaceTurn former]] Imperial Stormtrooper who can actually shoot pretty well, Finn's upbringing as a ChildSoldier for the First Order didn't give him the best opportunity to develop social skills, anything like suavity, but it couldn't extinguish his kind heart.
6th Jan '16 11:08:59 PM Floria
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** Finn from the same film. A [[MookFaceTurn former]] Imperial Stormtrooper who can actually shoot pretty well, Finn's upbringing as a ChildSoldier for the First Order didn't give him the best opportunity to develop social skills, but it couldn't extinguish his kind heart.
4th Jan '16 10:19:34 AM AshlynNyx
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** [[Film/TheForceAwakens Rey]] is a WrenchWench who can [[ActionGirl kick your ass]] (and is something of a PluckyGirl, too), but she is still a [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]] that's a huge fan of the heroes of the rebellion, as seen with her interactions with Han Solo.
26th Dec '15 4:37:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' is very much a NiceGuy and kind-hearted boy-next-door type who genuinely cares about others more than himself and isn't afraid to proclaim the ideals he fights for, namely the AmericanDream. There are some cynics who would sneer at this, but Cap honestly doesn't care. He'll still keep fighting for his ideals no matter what. On one occasion, Cap provides encouragement to a despairing Spider-Man by telling him [[BadassCreed "This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world No, YOU move."]] There's a ''reason'' why the Avengers know they can always trust Cap.

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* ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' is very much a NiceGuy and kind-hearted boy-next-door type who genuinely cares about others more than himself and isn't afraid to proclaim the ideals he fights for, namely the AmericanDream.UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream. There are some cynics who would sneer at this, but Cap honestly doesn't care. He'll still keep fighting for his ideals no matter what. On one occasion, Cap provides encouragement to a despairing Spider-Man by telling him [[BadassCreed "This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world No, YOU move."]] There's a ''reason'' why the Avengers know they can always trust Cap.
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