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20th Jun '18 5:11:33 AM narm00
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* Spider Jerusalem from ''{{Comicbook/Transmetropolitan}}'' seems to hate children slightly less than he does the rest of humanity. At one of his more annoyed moments, he ends up accosted by a noisy (and overly cheerful) street musician and his son -- Spider performs a GroinAttack on the musician and does some rather unpleasant things to his instrument, and then tips the kid with hundred dollars before storming off. Another time, a little girl has to pawn her teddy bear to pay for her medicine. Spider goes in the shop, buys the bear back, and gives it to her. D'aaaaaawww.
* Rorschach, from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', is a clear-cut AntiHero and also one of the main prototypes of the NinetiesAntiHero. Nevertheless, he's got a soft spot for kids. For example, he'll call his former landlady a whore to her face... but not in front of her children. (Though ''that's'' tied up with his own childhood trauma and the assholes who called him 'whoreson'--and the fact that he hadn't realized until that moment that, unlike his mother, she ''cared'' about them.) Indeed his StartOfDarkness was a FreudianExcuse combined with what he did when he realized just what one perp had done to the kidnapped little girl he was trying to rescue.
** In the prequel mini-series ''Comicbook/BeforeWatchmen: Minutemen'', there's Silhouette, a [[BadassGay badass lesbian]] vigilante whose mission in life is protecting children--and destroying all those who exploit and abuse them.

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* Spider Jerusalem from ''{{Comicbook/Transmetropolitan}}'' seems to hate children slightly less than he does the rest of humanity. At one of his more annoyed moments, he ends up accosted by a noisy (and overly cheerful) street musician and his son -- Spider performs a GroinAttack on the musician and does some rather unpleasant things to his instrument, and then tips the kid with a hundred dollars before storming off. Another time, a little girl has to pawn her teddy bear to pay for her medicine. Spider goes in the shop, buys the bear back, and gives it to her. D'aaaaaawww.
* Rorschach, from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'', is a clear-cut AntiHero and also one of the main prototypes of the NinetiesAntiHero. Nevertheless, he's got a soft spot for kids. For example, he'll call his former landlady a whore to her face... but not in front of her children. (Though ''that's'' tied up with his own childhood trauma and the assholes who called him 'whoreson'--and 'whoreson' -- and the fact that he hadn't realized until that moment that, unlike his mother, she ''cared'' about them.) Indeed his StartOfDarkness was a FreudianExcuse combined with what he did when he realized just what one perp had done to the kidnapped little girl he was trying to rescue.
** In the prequel mini-series ''Comicbook/BeforeWatchmen: Minutemen'', there's Silhouette, a [[BadassGay badass lesbian]] vigilante whose mission in life is protecting children--and children -- and destroying all those who exploit and abuse them.



*** In Series 8, one of the first signs that he isn't just a GrumpyOldMan with NoSocialSkills is his genuine concern for and liking of children, as seen in "Listen" and "In the Forest of the Night", although this is tempered by his BrutalHonesty. He befriends fifteen-year-old troublemaker Courtney Woods in "The Caretaker", but his decision that's she's not companion material leads into the crisis of "Kill the Moon" when Clara demands he make that up to the girl...

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*** In Series 8, one of the first signs that he isn't just a GrumpyOldMan with NoSocialSkills is his genuine concern for and liking of children, as seen in "Listen" and "In the Forest of the Night", although this is tempered by his BrutalHonesty. He befriends fifteen-year-old troublemaker Courtney Woods in "The Caretaker", but his decision that's that she's not companion material leads into the crisis of "Kill the Moon" when Clara demands he make that up to the girl...



** Similarly, he isn't nearly as hard on juvenile suspects as he is on adult ones. In one case, when he realizes that the two teenage boys who found the victim's body also stole money from his wallet, he chews them out good and proper--but ultimately lets them go.[[note]] ''After'' making sure he got the money back. [[/note]]

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** Similarly, he isn't nearly as hard on juvenile suspects as he is on adult ones. In one case, when he realizes that the two teenage boys who found the victim's body also stole money from his wallet, he chews them out good and proper--but proper -- but ultimately lets them go.[[note]] ''After'' making sure he got the money back. [[/note]]



* Ultimate Caretaker Maki from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' is this as despite her actually being a ChildHater, children love for some reason. [[spoiler: Subverted when in actually she is the Ultimate Assassin and she was lying about how she was the Ultimate Caretaker.]]

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* Ultimate Caretaker Maki from ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3'' is this this, as despite her actually being a ChildHater, children love her for some reason. [[spoiler: Subverted when in it's revealed that she's actually she is the Ultimate Assassin and she was lying about how she was the Ultimate Caretaker.]]



* Also from the world of baseball, Babe Ruth was famous for his love of children and involvement with children's causes. Ruth was notorious in his time for [[BoisterousBruiser drinking, womanizing, carousing, and gluttony]] (to the point that his only child was an illegitimate daughter), but there's no doubt that he sincerely loved children. Many suspect these had a common cause--Ruth never really properly grew up himself, as he had a hard childhood and then was flung into fame and glory at a young age.

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* Also from the world of baseball, Babe Ruth was famous for his love of children and involvement with children's causes. Ruth was notorious in his time for [[BoisterousBruiser drinking, womanizing, carousing, and gluttony]] (to the point that his only child was an illegitimate daughter), but there's no doubt that he sincerely loved children. Many suspect these had a common cause--Ruth cause -- Ruth never really properly grew up himself, as he had a hard childhood and then was flung into fame and glory at a young age.



* Oddly enough, UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin. He was very fond of kids and would spend hours playing with them--when his friends came to visit, he loved playing with their children. He and his wife never had any, but given that both are recorded to have been quite sad that they never had any offspring of their own, it's suspected that they simply couldn't. (Naturally, [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] twisted this by consistently portraying Lenin as a friend and protector of children in his propaganda, even though Lenin, who despised personality cults, would have been appalled by the extensive use of his image by Stalin's regime and particularly by the manipulative tactics of having the child-abuser Stalin use his image this way.)

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* Oddly enough, UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin. He was very fond of kids and would spend hours playing with them--when them -- when his friends came to visit, he loved playing with their children. He and his wife never had any, but given that both are recorded to have been quite sad that they never had any offspring of their own, it's suspected that they simply couldn't. (Naturally, [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] twisted this by consistently portraying Lenin as a friend and protector of children in his propaganda, even though Lenin, who despised personality cults, would have been appalled by the extensive use of his image by Stalin's regime and particularly by the manipulative tactics of having the child-abuser Stalin use his image this way.)
11th Jun '18 9:52:22 PM DeadpanFly
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** And the movie reveals that, believe it or not, Principal Prickly was one back in the 1960's when he first got into teaching. He even wanted to hold his classes outside on the playground.

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** And the movie reveals that, believe it or not, Principal Prickly was one back in the 1960's when he first got into teaching. He even wanted to hold his classes outside on the playground.playground and was horrified when he learned that [[{{Child Hater}} Phillium Benedict]] wanted to get rid of recess.
11th Jun '18 9:49:50 PM DeadpanFly
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**And the movie reveals that, believe it or not, Principal Prickly was one back in the 1960's when he first got into teaching. He even wanted to hold his classes outside on the playground.
1st Jun '18 9:33:50 AM DrOO7
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---> I said, "Absolutely ''not''. This boy just lost his mother, he's ''not'' going to lose his dog too. I'll take him home with me myself before I let that happen."

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---> I said, "Absolutely ''not''. I'll take this boy home with me ''and'' his dog before I let that happen. This boy just boy's lost his mother, he's enough today. He's ''not'' going to lose his dog too. I'll take him home with me myself before I let that happen.too."
29th May '18 5:49:46 AM FuzzyBoots
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** In a [[Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness later book]], they perch around a square where a mob is rioting in order to feed off the fear...and then swoop down to save children who were about to be trampled.

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** In a [[Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness later book]], they perch around a square where a mob is rioting in order to feed off the fear... and then swoop down to save children who were about to be trampled.


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* The Gerty Goat animatronic in ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsYouBelieveHer'' loves all children unconditionally, even those who have grown up to be adults. Penny occasionally weaponizes this by convincing Gerty that an opponent "needs more hugs".
10th May '18 3:04:32 PM MagnusForce
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* Creator/EijiTsuburaya, of ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' and ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' fame. He cared deeply about children and worked very hard to make his work kid-friendly. He was quoted as saying to his crew "Remember, children will be watching, don't show [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence anything too cruel]]," and "Don't destroy the dreams of children".
6th May '18 4:38:07 PM Madd
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* UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler of all people was stated to love children and most of those kids referred to him as "Uncle Hitler". Despite how Hitler Youth boys were being used as ChildSoldiers and that Jewish/Gypsy/Slavic children were expendable.
21st Apr '18 8:25:47 AM DouglasFir
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* Ian Malcolm from the ''Film/JurassicPark'' movies. He outright says that he loves kids, being a father of three himself, and will go all PapaWolf when a child he cares about is in danger.
8th Apr '18 3:10:42 PM eroock
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-->--'''Itzchak Belfer''' [[https://youtu.be/jq_WUJ5oWjo?t=10m14s on Yanusz]] [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Korczak]]

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-->--'''Itzchak -->-- '''Itzchak Belfer''' [[https://youtu.be/jq_WUJ5oWjo?t=10m14s on Yanusz]] [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Korczak]]
5th Apr '18 5:13:40 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Tigre Metálico proves this is not limited to {{tecnico}} luchadors, being somewhat of an odd ball among the rudos for his efforts to make children smile, [[AffablyEvil before the match starts at least]].
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