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21st Jan '17 10:13:16 PM DivineDeath
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has Guts' [[UnstoppableRage wrath]] and Griffith's [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]] and {{pride}}. One could make the case for {{lust}} in Griffith's case considering that it was sleeping with the Princess that directly caused his downfall, although that seemed to be more about wounded pride than sex ''per se''.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has Guts' [[UnstoppableRage wrath]] and Griffith's [[AmbitionIsEvil ambition]] and {{pride}}. One could make the case for {{lust}} in Griffith's case considering that it was sleeping with the Princess that directly caused his downfall, although that seemed to be more about wounded pride than sex ''per se''.
17th Jan '17 5:47:05 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Helga Pataki's primary flaw is insecurity. She is unable to be her true, kind, articulate and intelligent self due to her fear of being shunned by others, so she resorts to being TheBully instead. Arnold would likely return her affections if she were to stop treating him like garbage and be herself. If she were to try harder in school, her neglectful parents would probably pay more attention to her (but as we've seen with her older sister Olga, [[StepfordSmiler that might not be a good thing]]) and while she might get a few snickers from [[TheBully Harold]] or the others, she'd be in a much better place and would be happier for it. Her nanny Inga in "Helga and the Nanny" even tells her that she's doomed to suffer as long as she continues to push others away.
15th Jan '17 4:49:41 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Aside from the ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' examples:

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Aside from the ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' examples:


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** Ned chooses HonorBeforeReason, though the alternatives do mostly involve children suffering.
** Catelyn's need to protect her family drives her to impulsive actions that often work to the detriment of her family.
** Robb Stark chooses to MarryForLove despite the strategic consequences.
** Sansa's status as TheIngenue leaves her GenreBlind in a CrapsackWorld. She's learning, though.
** Daenerys Targaryen's ChronicHeroSyndrome keeps distracting her from returning to Westeros.
** Theon Greyjoy has ambition, pride, and a thirst for approval. He gets most of them beaten out of him by hard experience.
** Oberyn Martell's lust for vengeance.
11th Jan '17 7:36:18 AM PixelKnight
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The main character himself is arrogant, prideful and tends to make irrational even dangerous choices just so he doesn't get bored. [[spoiler: Moriarty tells Sherlock in the "[[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall The Reichenbach Fall]]" episode that his flaw is always wanting everything to be clever which is how Moriarty manages to deceive him. Sherlock still wins by exploiting Moriarty's own death wish.]]

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The main character himself has the fatal flaw of Pride. He's savagely arrogant (being Sherlock Holmes, his ego is arrogant, prideful mostly justified), has lots of trouble seeing things from other people's point of view which makes him come off as a callous {{Jerkass}}, and tends expects the world to make irrational even dangerous choices just so he doesn't get bored.bend over backwards to entertain him. [[spoiler: Moriarty tells Sherlock in the "[[Recap/SherlockS02E03TheReichenbachFall The Reichenbach Fall]]" episode that his flaw is always wanting everything to be clever which is how Moriarty manages to deceive him. Sherlock still wins by exploiting Moriarty's own death wish.]]
5th Jan '17 10:17:19 PM CountDorku
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** Since Alchemicals didn't even exist when the Great Curse was handed down, they've been spared it. Nor do they have their own flaw bound as a Limit mechanic; instead, their Clarity rating measures how close their mindsets are to human as opposed to Autochthon's. Instead, each Alchemical gets their own personal problems - most notably Excessively Righteous Blossom, whose problem is that [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance his head is up his arse]]; he's incredibly bad at recognising when he doesn't possess a particular talent for something, meaning that whenever his duties take him outside "stabbing monsters" and into, for example, leading troops, it all ends in tears that are ''of course'' [[NeverMyFault because of someone who is not Excessively Righteous Blossom why would you even think that]].



* The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' also has the option during character creation of giving a character a flaw which could potentially hinder them and - if done right - give extra experience points. Some of the flaws include addictions, Coward, Forgetful, and Behavior Blind.

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* The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' also has the option during character creation of giving a character a flaw which could potentially hinder them and - if done right - give extra experience points. Some of the flaws include addictions, Coward, Forgetful, and Behavior Blind. You are also required to select a Vice, which gives you a Willpower reward for doing something stupid in pursuit of it.
1st Jan '17 6:38:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''Series/AmericanGothic'', Dr. Crower's fatal flaw would quite obviously have to be his struggle with alcoholism (and [[{{Backstory}} the tragic event which resulted from it]]). Gail's, apparently, is [[EvilIsSexy sex]].

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* On ''Series/AmericanGothic'', ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'', Dr. Crower's fatal flaw would quite obviously have to be his struggle with alcoholism (and [[{{Backstory}} the tragic event which resulted from it]]). Gail's, apparently, is [[EvilIsSexy sex]].
30th Dec '16 7:53:21 PM Nyame
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* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': [[BrokenAce Chad Dickson]]'s fatal flaw is his {{Pride}}. He is obsessed with being the best, even at the detriment of the organization he loves so much. [[spoiler:Part of why his FakeDefector act was so convincing is because the idea that he wouldn't want someone tarnishing his legacy after he was decommissioned wouldn't really be out of character for him. Eventually, when he's denied the honor of being Earth's representative for the Galactic Kids Next Door, he undergoes a slow burn of a VillainousBreakdown, exacerbated by being forced into a ChainedHeat situation with the person who (unknowingly) took that honor from him, Nigel Uno/Numbuh 1, the main protagonist of the series. Not helping things is that Nigel is completely unaware of his FakeDefector status and thus is extremely belligerent towards him. Eventually, the situation deteriorates and all the pent-up resentment culminates in a DuelToTheDeath'' between them, which Chad loses]].
28th Nov '16 7:43:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Future Trunks from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' at first appears to have everything together: is a BadAss, has a tragic past, able to beat Freeza and King Cold like it was nothing. But as the arcs progress, his fatal flaw regarding [[WellDoneSonGuy his issues with Vegeta]] end up costing him big.

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* Future Trunks from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' at first appears to have everything together: is a BadAss, badass, has a tragic past, able to beat Freeza and King Cold like it was nothing. But as the arcs progress, his fatal flaw regarding [[WellDoneSonGuy his issues with Vegeta]] end up costing him big.
20th Nov '16 1:36:32 PM pointycatears
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** Barry suffers from ChronicHeroSyndrome. He strongly desires to save people, including villains, even if he knows things can and will backfire on him. He is also a little too easy to emotionally provoke (especially when his loved ones are involved) and he can ignore potential consequences of his actions.

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** Barry suffers from ChronicHeroSyndrome. He strongly desires to save people, including villains, even if he knows things can and will backfire on him. He is also a little too easy to emotionally provoke (especially when his loved ones are involved) and he can ignore potential consequences of his actions. [[ThePerfectionist He also has a tendency to want to be faster]] than any villainous speedsters he encounters, believing that's the only way to defeat them.
19th Nov '16 2:09:56 AM NarpYarp
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* ''WesternAnimationIAmWeasel'' has severe ChronicHeroSyndrome which sometimes makes things worse for the world rather than better.

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* ''WesternAnimationIAmWeasel'' ''WesternAnimation/IAmWeasel'' has severe ChronicHeroSyndrome which sometimes makes things worse for the world rather than better.
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