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14th Jan '18 12:58:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ran afoul of this in its earliest seasons with a cast that could almost be described as a cluster of rain clouds who live and breath sarcasm and misanthropy. (Probably justified in a show focused on "especially heinous" assault and abuse cases.) Even the guest cast of suspects and crossover cast had nothing to add but more rain. Some episodes seemed to be a reminder how ''everyone'' hated life. In later seasons, the show started to get out of its funk.

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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ran afoul of this in its earliest seasons with a cast that could almost be described as a cluster of rain clouds who live and breath sarcasm and misanthropy. (Probably justified in a show focused on "especially heinous" assault and abuse cases.) Even the guest cast of suspects and crossover cast had nothing to add but more rain. Some episodes seemed to be a reminder how ''everyone'' hated life. In later seasons, the show started to get out of its funk.
31st Dec '17 9:09:10 AM nombretomado
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* Ryudo from ''GrandiaII'' fits this trope to a tee, in reaction to the original title's protagonist, Justin, who was an idealist with a strong wanderlust -- almost Sonic the Hedgehog in human form. In the sequel, Ryudo is a misanthropic mercenary who wants nothing more than to escort his charge (a sickeningly cheery do-gooder, Elena) from A to B and collect his reward. He's also a bit of a smartass, always ready with a sarcastic remark. The game goes down the usual JRPG paths, peeling back the onion to expose Ryudo's reasons for distrusting everyone and everything, and revealing his kinder side from time to time.

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* Ryudo from ''GrandiaII'' ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' fits this trope to a tee, in reaction to the original title's protagonist, Justin, who was an idealist with a strong wanderlust -- almost Sonic the Hedgehog in human form. In the sequel, Ryudo is a misanthropic mercenary who wants nothing more than to escort his charge (a sickeningly cheery do-gooder, Elena) from A to B and collect his reward. He's also a bit of a smartass, always ready with a sarcastic remark. The game goes down the usual JRPG paths, peeling back the onion to expose Ryudo's reasons for distrusting everyone and everything, and revealing his kinder side from time to time.
21st Dec '17 4:20:57 AM Doc_Loki
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* Although many of the older characters in Creator/AlexandreDumas ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' have elements of this, Athos is the primary example (and something of a TropeCodifier to many more recent writers).
7th Dec '17 11:13:49 AM jamespolk
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* Creator/HumphreyBogart as Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', as archetypal FilmNoir PrivateDetective Literature/PhilipMarlowe in ''Film/TheBigSleep'', and as [[Creator/DashiellHammett Sam Spade]] in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. Those three movies, plus ''Film/HighSierra'', led to Bogie being typecast in this role. Additional examples include ''Tokyo Joe'', ''The Enforcer'', ''The Harder They Fall'', ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', ''Film/DeadReckoning'', ''Film/DarkPassage'', and ''Film/TheBarefootContessa'', month others.

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* Creator/HumphreyBogart as Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', as archetypal FilmNoir PrivateDetective Literature/PhilipMarlowe in ''Film/TheBigSleep'', and as [[Creator/DashiellHammett Sam Spade]] in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. Those three movies, plus ''Film/HighSierra'', led to Bogie being typecast in this role. Additional examples include ''Tokyo Joe'', ''The Enforcer'', ''The Harder They Fall'', ''Film/TheHarderTheyFall'', ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', ''Film/DeadReckoning'', ''Film/DarkPassage'', and ''Film/TheBarefootContessa'', month others.
30th Nov '17 1:07:31 AM darkabomination
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* Agate from the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' series. He does this to everyone. This may be due to his upbringing when he was in the Ravens. Though, he gradually gets better over time.

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* Agate from the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' series. He does this is a perpetually angry young man who especially at first has nothing but scorn to everyone. This may be due to ther heroine and her extremely optimistic outlook. In spite of the misanthropy, he's one of the best Bracers in Liberl. Originally, he UsedToBeASweetKid until his upbringing little sister died during the war, making him channel all his anger into fighting, not helped when he was joins a gang in Ruan until he got the Ravens. Though, crap beaten out of him by local GreaterScopeParagon Cassius. He softens up a bit after befriending the preteen Tita, who he gradually gets better over time. became fond of after she went out of her way to protect him. He eventually becomes even less sour when [[WellIntentionedExtremist Loewe]] of all people deconstructs that mindset as regressive. If he just uses his sword as a crutch to channel his anger, he'll never be able to move past his weakness and find enlightenment. Yet he's too sentimental to fully make use of his vengence as a tool, not a crutch and commit to villainy. That, and an effective [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan speech]] from Tita to trust her as a friend, and not his sister's replacement.
11th Nov '17 3:03:28 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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[[caption-width-right:320:[[WhenLifeGivesYouLemons When life]] [[LiteralMinded gives you lemons...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:[[WhenLifeGivesYouLemons When life]] [[LiteralMinded gives you lemons...]]]]
]][[note]][[VideoGame/Portal2 Make life take the lemons back!]][[/note]]]]
11th Nov '17 6:31:27 AM SolidSonicTH
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* {{Devil May Cry'S}} series Protagonist Dante based on his tragic past, his family troubles and basically living in endless poverty has a live and let live sorta view on justice, Dante basically lives life on his own terms and besides devoting his life to stopping demons, he's a jerk with a snappy one liner ready to distance his involvement with getting to close with people and barely has a care of the world outside of stopping the demonic invasion of the week. Regardless, He will still fight the good fight.

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* {{Devil May Cry'S}} ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' series Protagonist protagonist Dante based on his tragic past, his past. His family troubles and basically living in endless poverty has a live and let live sorta "live-and-let-live" sort of view on justice, justice. Dante basically lives life on his own terms and besides devoting his life to stopping demons, he's a jerk with a snappy one liner ready to distance his involvement with getting to close with people and barely has a care of the world outside of stopping the demonic invasion of the week. Regardless, He will still fight the good fight.
3rd Nov '17 10:29:50 AM KanekiKun
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The world is filled with [[WideEyedIdealist idealists]] who believe in truth and justice and devote their lives to fighting for it. And then the world keeps letting them down. For them, BeingGoodSucks. But rather than giving up on their goals, they replace their [[KnightInShiningArmor shiny armor]] with a full plate of [[DeadpanSnarker pure cynicism]]. These characters realize they live in a [[CrapsackWorld dark, cruel and brutal world]] and choose to fight not because they believe they will truly make a difference, but because it's the right thing to do.

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The world is filled with [[WideEyedIdealist idealists]] who believe in truth and justice and devote their lives to fighting for it. And then the world keeps letting them down. For them, BeingGoodSucks. But rather than giving up on their goals, they replace their [[KnightInShiningArmor shiny armor]] with a full plate of [[DeadpanSnarker [[TheCynic pure cynicism]]. These characters realize they live in a [[CrapsackWorld dark, cruel and brutal world]] and choose to fight not because they believe they will truly make a difference, but because it's the right thing to do.
29th Oct '17 4:21:53 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** [[spoiler: Severus Snape]] allies himself with people like Harry (whom he doesn't like), Sirius Black (who has hated and mistreated him since the day they met), and Dumbledore, who, in spite of affection, uses him ruthlessly. He's also the only one of the heroes who is willing to get [[HeroWithBadPublicity branded as a traitor]] by making a huge sacrifice for their cause (namely, [[spoiler:Albus Dumbledore]]).

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** [[spoiler: Severus Snape]] Snape allies himself with people like Harry (whom (who he doesn't like), hates because he's the son of the woman he loved by the man he hated), Sirius Black (who has he hated nearly as much as James Potter and mistreated who tried to kill him since the day they met), at least once), and Dumbledore, who, in spite of affection, uses him ruthlessly. He's also the only one of the heroes who is willing to get [[HeroWithBadPublicity branded as a traitor]] by making a huge sacrifice for their cause (namely, [[spoiler:Albus Dumbledore]]).Albus Dumbledore). However, it should be noted that Dumbledore himself was willing to die, so that sacrifice wasn't exactly minimal. Additionally, his motives weren't exactly the purest - not matter whether you take the view that Lily was his LostLenore or that he was a StalkerWithACrush [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement (which side you take is your choice, and let's leave it there)]], he made it fairly clear that he was NotInThisForYourRevolution and pretty much entirely motivated by Lily's memory.
21st Oct '17 8:26:29 PM Gamermaster
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--> [[LyricalNanoha Caliburn Initiative]] is about Naruto that held onto his ideals. The problem was that the environment he is in has changed. His ideals are NO LONGER RELEVANT.

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--> [[LyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Caliburn Initiative]] is about Naruto that held onto his ideals. The problem was that the environment he is in has changed. His ideals are NO LONGER RELEVANT.
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