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2nd Dec '16 4:49:12 AM Ereiam
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley Andersen was born and raised in Minnesota and is a pretty cheerful girl, thanks to Joy's influence. When she and her parents go through the ordeal of moving into San Francisco, she crosses into StepfordSmiler territory, once again because Joy tries to keep her happy at all cost for her parents' sake and actively blocks Sadness. Until [[FromBadToWorse both of them get lost]]...

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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley Andersen was born and raised in Minnesota and is a pretty cheerful girl, thanks to Joy's influence. When she and her parents go through the ordeal of moving into San Francisco, she crosses into StepfordSmiler territory, once again because Joy tries to keep her happy at all cost costs for her parents' sake and actively blocks Sadness. Until [[FromBadToWorse both of them get lost]]...
2nd Dec '16 4:23:58 AM Ereiam
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley Andersen was born and raised in Minnesota and is a pretty cheerful girl, thanks to Joy's influence. When she and her parents go through the ordeal of moving into San Francisco, she crosses into StepfordSmiler territory, once again because Joy tries to keep her happy at all cost for her parents' sake and actively blocks Sadness. Until [[FromBadToWorse they both get lost]]...

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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley Andersen was born and raised in Minnesota and is a pretty cheerful girl, thanks to Joy's influence. When she and her parents go through the ordeal of moving into San Francisco, she crosses into StepfordSmiler territory, once again because Joy tries to keep her happy at all cost for her parents' sake and actively blocks Sadness. Until [[FromBadToWorse they both of them get lost]]...
2nd Dec '16 3:56:56 AM Ereiam
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* ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'': Riley Andersen was born and raised in Minnesota and is a pretty cheerful girl, thanks to Joy's influence. When she and her parents go through the ordeal of moving into San Francisco, she crosses into StepfordSmiler territory, once again because Joy tries to keep her happy at all cost for her parents' sake and actively blocks Sadness. Until [[FromBadToWorse they both get lost]]...
6th Oct '16 10:46:52 AM Tron80
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* When [[{{Comicbook/Static}} Static]] (who is from the fictional city of [[MilestoneComics Dakota)]] joined the TeenTitans, one of his teammates observed that he had an archetypically nice, upstanding, Midwestern personality (which is also a nice aversion of stereotypes, since Static is black, and people tend to think of the Midwest as being mostly white).
* Barry Allen, [[TheFlash the Flash,]] is from this part of the country and is often described this way.

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* Silver Age Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} grew up in Midvale -a fictional town located between somewhere between Smallville (Kansas) and Metropolis (Illinois)- and she is a nice, kind and compassionate -albeit short-tempered and fierce- woman.
* {{Comicbook/Static}}:
When [[{{Comicbook/Static}} Static]] Static (who is from the fictional city of [[MilestoneComics Dakota)]] joined the TeenTitans, Franchise/TeenTitans, one of his teammates observed that he had an archetypically nice, upstanding, Midwestern personality (which is also a nice aversion of stereotypes, since Static is black, and people tend to think of the Midwest as being mostly white).
* Barry Allen, [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash the Flash,]] is from this part of the country and is often described this way.
5th Oct '16 7:30:02 AM JamesAustin
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* Averted by the fact that some of the best {{Heel}}s of [[TheEighties the 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]], such as [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]] and [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]], as well as the greatest TagTeam of all time, who were so successful as both heels ''and'' as {{Face}}s that they [[DracoInLeatherPants wrestled the same way regardless]], Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors (Hawk and Animal), all called the Land of 10,000 Lakes home.
** The Road Warriors were always billed as being from Chicago because, in their words, "Minnesota nice doesn't cut it in professional wrestling".
*** Even today in wrestling, heels like CurtisAxel (son of Mr. Perfect) and the essential BigBad BrockLesnar avert the trope.

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* Averted by the fact that some of the best {{Heel}}s of [[TheEighties the 1980s]] and early [[TheNineties 1990s]], such as [[Wrestling/RickRude "Ravishing" Rick Rude]] and [[Wrestling/CurtHennig Mr. Perfect]], as well as the greatest TagTeam of all time, who were so successful as both heels ''and'' as {{Face}}s that they [[DracoInLeatherPants wrestled the same way regardless]], Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors (Hawk and Animal), all called the Land of 10,000 Lakes home.
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home. The Road Warriors in fact were always billed as being from Chicago because, in their words, "Minnesota nice doesn't cut it in professional wrestling".
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wrestling". Even today in wrestling, heels like CurtisAxel Wrestling/CurtisAxel (son of Mr. Perfect) and the essential BigBad BrockLesnar Wrestling/BrockLesnar avert the trope.
23rd Aug '16 6:56:24 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Averted in ''TheMusicMan'', which has an entire song called "Iowa Stubborn".

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* Averted in ''TheMusicMan'', which has an entire song called "Iowa Stubborn".
Stubborn" portraying Iowa as an entire state of {{tsundere}}s.
19th Aug '16 3:17:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' features a Wisconsin town called Lakeside that is sort of like the best representation of small town life including kind and friendly inhabitants. [[spoiler:It turns out to be a TownWithADarkSecret. Hinzelmann is a small god who kills one young teenager per year, sacrificing them to himself in order to maintain the town's prosperity.]] Gaiman has actually owned a house in Wisconsin since the early 1990s, and he makes frequent trips to Minnesota. The foreword to the novel implies that Lakeside was inspired by a real town (possibly Menomonie, WI, a town near where he lives, which is on the shores of Lake Menomon).
* In ''The Lost Continent'', Creator/BillBryson says that the Midwest is the friendliest region in the USA, especially compared to the West and the South. Mr Bryson is originally from Iowa.

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* ''Literature/AmericanGods'' features a Wisconsin town called Lakeside that is sort of like the best representation of small town life including kind and friendly inhabitants. [[spoiler:It turns out to be a TownWithADarkSecret. Hinzelmann is a small god who kills one young teenager per year, sacrificing them to himself in order to maintain the town's prosperity.]] Gaiman has actually owned a house in Wisconsin since the early 1990s, and he makes frequent trips to Minnesota. The foreword to the novel implies that Lakeside was inspired by a real town (possibly Menomonie, WI, a town near where he lives, which is on the shores of Lake Menomon).
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* In ''The Lost Continent'', Creator/BillBryson says that the Midwest is the friendliest region in the USA, especially compared to the West and the South. Mr Bryson is originally from Iowa.



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6th Aug '16 3:02:11 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Superman}}, who was raised on a farm in Kansas, is one of the [[AllLovingHero nicest]] people in the DCUniverse and generally thought of as Earth's greatest hero.

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18th Jul '16 7:53:53 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', at a summit of ponies representing cities across Equestria, the representative from the city of [[PunnyName Whinnyapolis]] is shown to be friendly, polite, and when angered, massively passive-aggressive. Her scenes show her alongside the blunt, gruff representative from [[BigAppleSauce Manehattan]], for maximum contrast.
24th Jun '16 11:22:09 AM longWriter
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Most cultural depictions of the American Midwest, particularly those of the Upper Midwest (Minnesota and neighboring areas), depict the people who live there as being nice, polite, and willing to help people even if they don't know them, often while speaking in a Scandinavian-esque accent often liberally sprinkled with "yah shure!", "you betcha!", or "don'tcha know?" (though more than one at a time is overdoing it). A dislike of confrontation and preference to not stand out or make a big deal about anything is also a common element of this personality. As is the case with most regional personality quirks, it tends to be exaggerated and PlayedForLaughs in film and TV, either serving as a contrast to outside characters or to show [[StopHelpingMe people who are annoyed by their kindness and willingness to help]].

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Most cultural depictions of the American Midwest, particularly those of the Upper Midwest (Minnesota and neighboring areas), depict the people who live there as being nice, polite, and willing to help people even if they don't know them, often while speaking in a Scandinavian-esque accent often liberally sprinkled with "yah shure!", "you betcha!", or "don'tcha know?" (though more than one at a time is overdoing it). A dislike of confrontation and preference to not stand out or make a big deal about anything is also a common element of this personality. As is the case with most regional personality quirks, it tends to be exaggerated and PlayedForLaughs in film and TV, either serving as a contrast to outside characters or to show [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance people who are annoyed by their kindness and willingness to help]].
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