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14th Oct '17 8:11:07 PM PixelKnight
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** Sam Vimes may well be the ultimate example. He's even described as possibly being slightly knurd in his natural state -- anti-drunk, which means seeing things horribly clearly without all the normal fuzzy self-deception that makes life bearable -- and yet, he's the most honest and dedicated policeman, who once arrested two opposing armies. (Vimes is also ''literally'' a sour knight, having been elevated into the ranks of nobility against his wishes -- he feels it makes him a class traitor.)

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** Sam Vimes may well be the ultimate example. He's even described as possibly being slightly knurd in his natural state -- anti-drunk, which means seeing things horribly clearly without all the normal fuzzy self-deception that makes life bearable -- and yet, he's one of the most honest incorruptible, moral, and dedicated policeman, who once arrested two opposing armies.downright decent characters on the Disc, hands down. (Vimes is also ''literally'' a sour knight, having been elevated into the ranks of nobility against his wishes -- he feels it makes him a class traitor.)
2nd Oct '17 7:52:30 AM AdelePotter
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* ''Everyone'' in ''Literature/TheHeartsWeSold''. Every single member of the heartless troop has been through hell, and then some, but [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits it falls to them to save the world]], so they keep fighting -- albeit, with some coercion from their boss.
21st Sep '17 6:32:30 AM Silverblade2
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** Batman himself counts as this. He watches his parents gunned down in front of him, [[spoiler: the woman he loves is killed (and then he finds out that she loved someone else more than him), the KnightInShiningArmor he hoped would let him retire had turned insane, the city he had fought so hard to protect has vilified him, he has seen [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the worst humanity has to offer]], he spent eight years in seclusion, three separate psychopaths have tried to destroy the city he swore to protect, he gets the shit beaten out of him and is tossed into a prison described as "hell on Earth" and is forced to watch his city turned into an anarchic prison...]] and yet he is ''still'' a staunch idealist who believes that RousseauWasRight, that people are worth saving, and [[ThouShaltNotKill refuses to kill anyone]].

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** Batman himself counts as this. He watches his parents gunned down in front of him, [[spoiler: the woman he loves is killed (and then he finds out that she loved someone else more than him), the KnightInShiningArmor he hoped would let him retire had turned insane, the city he had fought so hard to protect has vilified him, he has seen [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker the worst humanity has to offer]], he spent eight years in seclusion, three separate psychopaths have tried to destroy the city he swore to protect, he gets the shit beaten out of him and is tossed into a prison described as "hell on Earth" and is forced to watch his city turned into an anarchic prison...]] and yet he is ''still'' a staunch idealist who believes that RousseauWasRight, that people are worth saving, and [[ThouShaltNotKill refuses to kill anyone]].
21st Sep '17 6:32:30 AM Silverblade2
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30th Aug '17 3:16:23 AM Baeraad555
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* Pan Dachshund is one of the sample characters in ''TabletopGame/{{Pugmire}}'' and is one of the two characters (along with the more idealistic [[ThePollyanna Yosha Pug]]) who BreakTheFourthWall throughout the rule book by explaining details and concepts to the reader. He's grumpy, cynical and doesn't believe any of this crap about the sacred legacy of [[{{Precursors}} Man]] or the inherent nobility of [[ShiningCity Pugmire]], but he'll fight any monster who threatens honest dogs, because that's just the right thing to do.
-->'''Yosha:''' [[OddFriendship And that's why you're a good dog, Pan.]]
29th Aug '17 9:31:33 PM mela
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* Lamar in ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyrecats'' is incredibly dour, but quick to take action nonetheless.
28th Aug '17 11:24:11 PM Seeker718
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* Sufferers of depression often become something of a real-world equivelant of this if they survive and overcome the disorder. Prolonged depression tend to give people a more negative outlook on life, but many act in a selflessly and joyous manner to compensate.

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* Sufferers of depression often become something of a real-world equivelant equivalent of this if they survive and overcome the disorder. Prolonged depression tend to give people a more negative outlook on life, but many act in a selflessly and joyous manner to compensate.
28th Aug '17 11:13:41 PM Seeker718
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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, and 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. Until the show started to get out of its funk in later seasons.

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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, misanthropy. (Probably justified in a show focused on "especially heinous" assault and even 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. Until In later seasons, the show started to get out of its funk in later seasons.funk.
23rd Aug '17 10:42:55 AM GrammarNavi
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* Music/DmitriShostakovich, a bitter [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion Soviet]] composer who refused to become a propagandistic servant to the totalitarian state he lived in until the end.

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* Music/DmitriShostakovich, a bitter [[UsefulNotes/SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet]] composer who refused to become a propagandistic servant to the totalitarian state he lived in until the end.
15th Aug '17 3:08:20 PM gb00393
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** Jaime Lannister is much closer to this as of Season 4. For a long time, he was scornful of the double standards of chivalry as far as how Westeros regards his "kingslaying" and how in their eyes, he's dishonored himself for all time. Despite this, Jaime does value the Kingsguard and does aspire to the example of the likes of Ser Barristan. He tells his father, Tywin, that while he has soured his honor for killing a king, he won't sour it by abandoning the Kingsguard altogether.
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