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17th Jun '17 9:18:54 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[caption-width-right:320:[[WhenLifeGivesYouLemons When life]] [[LiteralMinded gives you lemons...]] ]]

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-->-- '''William Somerset''', ''Film/{{Se7en}}''

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-->-- '''William -->--'''William Somerset''', ''Film/{{Se7en}}''



These characters show up often in FilmNoir and in LowFantasy. Law enforcement is a particularly attractive career, but the Knight in Sour Armor will usually hold back from becoming a CowboyCop. Very frequently, they end up as TheMentor, a GrumpyBear with JadeColoredGlasses, TheLastDJ, or a CoolOldGuy if they last long enough. As teammates, they are often the SourSupporter. They also frequently end up as {{Hero Antagonist}}s and extreme [[TheWoobie Woobies]]. This is often the final state of TheAtoner post HeelFaceTurn. Despite their cynicism, they behave like TheAntiNihilist. Compare AngstWhatAngst, for characters who take the [[BeingGoodSucks troubles of a good alignment]] with far less complaint, and the NobleDemon, who will [[CardCarryingVillain proudly declare himself evil]], but still finds himself doing good once in awhile. Converted SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids or GoodIsOldFashioned believers may well find themselves becoming this {{trope}} if the heroes can pull them round. If they don't like idealism but don't like cynicism either then you have a touch of SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers. Compare JerkassWoobie, a character who spits in the face of the [[CharacterAlignment alignment]] chart. Compare TheSnarkKnight for the NonActionGuy variant.

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These characters show up often in FilmNoir and in LowFantasy. Law enforcement is a particularly attractive career, but the Knight in Sour Armor will usually hold back from becoming a CowboyCop. Very frequently, they end up as TheMentor, a GrumpyBear with JadeColoredGlasses, TheLastDJ, or a CoolOldGuy if they last long enough. As teammates, they are often the SourSupporter. They also frequently end up as {{Hero Antagonist}}s and extreme [[TheWoobie Woobies]]. This is often the final state of TheAtoner post HeelFaceTurn. post-HeelFaceTurn. Despite their cynicism, they behave like TheAntiNihilist. TheAntiNihilist.

Will often overlap with TheSnarkKnight.
Compare AngstWhatAngst, for characters who take the [[BeingGoodSucks troubles of a good alignment]] with far less complaint, and the complaint; NobleDemon, who will [[CardCarryingVillain proudly declare himself evil]], but still finds himself doing good once in awhile. awhile; and JerkassWoobie, who spits in the face of the [[CharacterAlignment alignment]] chart. Converted SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids or GoodIsOldFashioned believers may well find themselves becoming this {{trope}} trope if the heroes can pull bring them round. around. If they don't like idealism idealism, but don't like cynicism either cynicism, either, then you also have a touch of SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers. Compare JerkassWoobie, a character who spits in the face of the [[CharacterAlignment alignment]] chart. Compare TheSnarkKnight for the NonActionGuy variant.
SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers
11th Jun '17 8:30:29 PM Maddoxsort
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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.
11th Jun '17 11:39:27 AM nombretomado
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* History will remember Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven as a bit of a grump. He did not like people, it seemed, but he still produced music that celebrated the finest qualities of both man and divinity, like the famous vocal exert of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RLPG88u3lM Ode To Joy.]]

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* History will remember Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven Music/LudwigVanBeethoven as a bit of a grump. He did not like people, it seemed, but he still produced music that celebrated the finest qualities of both man and divinity, like the famous vocal exert of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RLPG88u3lM Ode To Joy.]]
10th Jun '17 5:21:15 AM AFP
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* ''Film/WonderWoman'': Where Diana is the WideEyedIdealist, Steve Trevor is this trope in spades, describing himself as a thief, a liar, and a killer, all traits which Diana has expressed distaste in despite her decision to help him on his mission. He does what he does, sacrificing his own ideals, because he saw the madness the world was going through and just felt he had to do ''something'' to try and stop it.
29th May '17 6:17:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the Tsukioku-hen OVA's we meet Kenshin's other two mentors, Kogoro Katsura and Shinsaku Takasugi. They were ''not'' exactly happy with how the soon-to-be ImperialJapan was developing, and they weren't shy about letting their unhappiness show either.

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** In the Tsukioku-hen OVA's we meet Kenshin's other two mentors, Kogoro Katsura and Shinsaku Takasugi. They were ''not'' exactly happy with how the soon-to-be ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan was developing, and they weren't shy about letting their unhappiness show either.
19th May '17 1:04:47 PM BWHComics
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* In ''Webcomic/TheLettersOfTheDevil'', Detective Cedric Dustin is more interested in advancing himself by doing the least amount of work possible than he is in actually solving crimes.
28th Apr '17 11:27:57 PM Vios
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Drowntown}}'', Leo Noiret used to be an [[InterpolSpecialAgent investigator for the International Criminal Court]] in the Hague, but got disillusioned when he realised he wasn't really changing anything. He ended up with something like a dishonourable discharge, and is now something like a bodyguard and private detective, but he still has a moral compass.
22nd Apr '17 7:24:36 PM Mapleteal
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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 giv 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 of this if they survive and overcome the disorder. Prolonged depression tend to giv give people a more negative outlook on life, but many act in a selflessly and joyous manner to compensate.
10th Apr '17 6:08:59 PM Gosicrystal
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* Jaden "Knight"

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* %%* Jaden "Knight"
8th Apr '17 6:40:54 PM Tibbittz
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* * In ''Webcomic/SwordCatPrincess'', Kathryn no longer engages verbally with those she saves, instead prompting them to run from danger by [[http://SwordCatPrincess.thecomicseries.com/comics/13/ threatening them with her swords]].
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