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6th Mar '17 9:40:12 PM jccw227
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* When Ralph Malph from ''Series/HappyDays'' became paralyzed with fear over an upcoming tornado, they had a doctor hypnotize him to be brave. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ended up working too well]] and turned him into this trope, deliberately putting himself in danger for the sake of it. The managed to snap him out of it before the tornado hit, only to discover he truly was brave all along when he pushed Richie out of the way when a bookshelf almost fell on him.

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* When Ralph Malph from ''Series/HappyDays'' became paralyzed with fear over an upcoming tornado, they had a doctor hypnotize him to be brave. [[GoneHorriblyRight It ended up working too well]] and turned him into this trope, deliberately putting himself in danger for the sake of it. The managed to snap him out of it before the tornado hit, only to discover he [[CowardlyLion truly was brave all along along]] when he pushed Richie out of the way when a bookshelf almost fell on him.
20th Feb '17 7:23:27 PM ChrisX
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* Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo: Leeroy certainly doesn't care that he's aggroing a lot of whelps that can lead to his death. All he cares about is that he's not chicken and will face on those threats singlehandedly without any silly plans. Time's up, let's do this, '''LEEROOOOOOOOY JEEEEEENKIIINNNNSSS!!!'''
11th Feb '17 1:08:10 PM Medinoc
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** At one point, earlier, Cain's aide Jurgen offers to come on a mission. Cain is not sure whether this is courage or being too stupid to realize the danger. Amberley Vail, having seen much of Jurgen over the years, isn't sure either.

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** At one point, earlier, Cain's aide Jurgen offers to come on a mission. Cain is not sure whether this is courage or being too stupid to realize the danger. [[note]]The answer may also be "too emotionless to feel fear".[[/note]] Amberley Vail, having seen much of Jurgen over the years, isn't sure either.
2nd Feb '17 11:45:01 PM BattleMaster
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* While Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' doesn't do this in the way ascribed to most shonen heroes, she is still equally guilty of it. As the episodes go on it becomes more and more clear that she does things even her hardened comrades consider incredibly reckless, and one loses count of the number of times she nearly gets herself killed over the course of the series. It's almost a running joke that Batou will specifically tell her to "not do anything stupid" and she'll do it anyway. In-universe, it's actually quite common for [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul heavily cyberized individuals to begin to have loss of emotional reaction]], and the Major muses on it frequently, wondering if she still counts as "real" when only her brain is organic.

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* While Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' doesn't do this in the way ascribed to most shonen heroes, she is still equally guilty of it. As the episodes go on it becomes more and more clear that she does things even her hardened comrades consider incredibly reckless, and one loses count of the number of times she nearly gets herself killed over the course of the series. It's almost a running joke that Batou will specifically tell her to "not do anything stupid" and she'll do it anyway. In-universe, it's actually quite common for [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul heavily cyberized individuals to begin to have loss of emotional reaction]], response]], and the Major muses on it frequently, wondering if she still counts as "real" when only her brain is organic.
2nd Feb '17 11:44:20 PM BattleMaster
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* While Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' doesn't do this in the way ascribed to most shonen heroes, she is still equally guilty of it. As the episodes go on it becomes more and more clear that she does things even her hardened comrades consider incredibly reckless, and one loses count of the number of times she nearly gets herself killed over the course of the series. It's almost a running joke that Batou will specifically tell her to "not do anything stupid" and she'll do it anyway.

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* While Motoko Kusanagi of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' doesn't do this in the way ascribed to most shonen heroes, she is still equally guilty of it. As the episodes go on it becomes more and more clear that she does things even her hardened comrades consider incredibly reckless, and one loses count of the number of times she nearly gets herself killed over the course of the series. It's almost a running joke that Batou will specifically tell her to "not do anything stupid" and she'll do it anyway. In-universe, it's actually quite common for [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul heavily cyberized individuals to begin to have loss of emotional reaction]], and the Major muses on it frequently, wondering if she still counts as "real" when only her brain is organic.
27th Jan '17 7:25:26 PM eowynjedi
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* Captain "Dreadnought" Foster in ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' is shown to be a man with no fear--in his first scene he takes command of the supply ship he's on and orders it to fire on a Spanish ''frigate'', in one of his last heroically climbs aboard a fire ship to steer it away from the British fleet. But though Foster bravely disregards his own life, he disregards the lives of everyone around him, too--most of the schooner's crew is killed and Horatio, initially an admirer, realizes how foolish his hero is when Foster insists on taking supplies from his own supply ship, which is under quarantine for plague.
24th Jan '17 10:46:15 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** One GenreSavvy (Insane even by Ork standards, but still GenreSavvy) ork boss knows that Orks aren't afraid to die. So, when da boyz piss him off he tears their arms off instead. THAT intimidates them.

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** One GenreSavvy (Insane savvy (insane even by Ork standards, but still GenreSavvy) savvy) ork boss knows that Orks aren't afraid to die. So, when da boyz piss him off he tears their arms off instead. THAT intimidates them.
30th Dec '16 11:46:28 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Hank Venture from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' as opposed to his CowardlyLion brother Dean. He idolized his bodyguard Brock Samson and tries to emulate him whenever he can. Unfortunately for him, Brock is an ultra-violent BadAss and SociopathicHero, leading Hank to make foolishly suicidal choices.

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* Hank Venture from ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' as opposed to his CowardlyLion brother Dean. He idolized his bodyguard Brock Samson and tries to emulate him whenever he can. Unfortunately for him, Brock is an ultra-violent BadAss badass and SociopathicHero, leading Hank to make foolishly suicidal choices.



** Also averted in "South Seas Scare" [[spoiler: ''Where he throws an honest-to-goodness lava monster back into the volcano at the end of the short''. (See BadassUnintentional above.)]]

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** Also averted in "South Seas Scare" [[spoiler: ''Where he throws an honest-to-goodness lava monster back into the volcano at the end of the short''. (See BadassUnintentional above.)]] ]]
28th Dec '16 8:29:39 AM morane
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* Seriously averted in extreme sports. While extreme sports often appear like something designed for fearless fools, they are not. Each and every performance is pre-planned, pre-thought and pre-practised, and anything that may go wrong have been taken into account. The reason is that the risks of extreme sports are real and when realized, may well be fatal. Risks are accepted but not sought. A fearless fool would rush in recklessly, without any forethought - and have himself seriously maimed or even killed when things go horribly wrong.[[/folder]]
5th Dec '16 2:24:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* The "Rate Tank" Kellie Skater (weighing in at ''[[LargeHam 68 kilograms of pure adamantium]]'') of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} is a heel version - she blithely walks up to every BadAss woman on the roster, registering no fear whatsoever as she disrespects them and challenges them to matches. Every single time, she gets obliterated - but at no point does Kellie ever catch on that she's being destroyed. She keeps on taunting her opponent and bringing the fight even if she's getting smashed against the barricades, tied into a pretzel, or back-fisted in the face.

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* The "Rate Tank" Kellie Skater (weighing in at ''[[LargeHam 68 kilograms of pure adamantium]]'') of Wrestling/{{SHIMMER}} is a heel version - she blithely walks up to every BadAss badass woman on the roster, registering no fear whatsoever as she disrespects them and challenges them to matches. Every single time, she gets obliterated - but at no point does Kellie ever catch on that she's being destroyed. She keeps on taunting her opponent and bringing the fight even if she's getting smashed against the barricades, tied into a pretzel, or back-fisted in the face.
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