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11th Apr '18 11:09:28 AM Unregistered
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* God is portrayed this way on ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''. He's meant to be a parody of the wrathful God of the Old Testament, the one that will condemn you to an eternity of suffering if you defy His holy word. He attempts to do this but all His bravado and arrogance banish as soon as the person facing Him doesn't buy his threats. The best example of this occurs in His last appearance [[spoiler:when He returns to Heaven and finds the entire Heavenly Host murdered by the Saint of Killers. God's attempt to intimidate the Saint stop immediately when He finds Himself looking into the barrel of the Saint's revolver. Gods tries to plead, saying that He will restore the Saint's family if He's allowed to sit upon His throne once again. The Saint chose "rest" instead and fired, killing God. He then takes his rest upon God's empty throne.]].
6th Apr '18 7:35:43 PM Animeking1108
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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''. He's a pretty muscular-looking guy but he's always getting beaten up by the women he flirts with. Which is especially weird considering in the very first episode he was able to successfully wrestle A CROCODILE!

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* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo''. He's a pretty muscular-looking guy but he's always getting beaten up by the women he flirts with. Which is especially weird considering in the very first episode he was able to successfully wrestle A CROCODILE!CROCODILE! Though, in fairness, just because he doesn't fight back doesn't mean he can't. After all, Johnny's not an asshole (to that degree at least).
12th Mar '18 2:41:54 PM Animeking1108
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* In ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', Dio Brando [[FromNobodyToNightmare starts off as this before using the Stone Mask]]. As a kid, he often beat up Jonathan and humiliated him, but Jonathan was too timid to stand up to him. The final straw was when Dio kissed his girlfriend, Erina, and then attacked her for immediately washing her mouth out with a muddy puddle. When Jonathan found out, he finally fought back and made Dio cry.
7th Mar '18 9:40:46 PM SeizureFerret
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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-24680-5/Semet+A+White+Knight+in+Bayville.htm A White Knight in Bayville,]]'' [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution Mystique]] turns into "The Thing with Teeth" while fighting [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]]. But while it's great for scaring her minions, Xander is an experienced demon hunter and punches her in it's weak point, causing Mystique to collapse in pain.

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* In ''[[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-24680-5/Semet+A+White+Knight+in+Bayville.htm A White Knight in Bayville,]]'' [[WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution Mystique]] turns into "The Thing with Teeth" while fighting [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Xander]]. But while it's great for scaring her minions, Xander is an experienced demon hunter and punches her in it's its weak point, causing Mystique to collapse in pain.
4th Mar '18 4:23:18 PM Animeking1108
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* In ''Literature/LetTheRightOneIn,'' Conny (or "Kenny" in the American remake) sadistically torments Oskar ("Owen" in the remake), and on some occasions, threatens him with murder. However, when Oskar fights back by smacking him with a rod, he cries like a little kid and resorts to having his older brother fight his battles for him.


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* ''Literature/HarryPotter:''
** Dudley pretends to be tough in front of his friends, but when they're not around, he throws temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way. By ''Order of the Phoenix,'' he gains quite a bit of muscle after having to go on a diet, but he uses it to beat up little kids.
** Draco Malfoy is shown to be this. He is easily bested in fist fights by Hermoine and tried to have Buckbeak executed for scratching him. It gets PlayedForDrama in ''Half-Blood Prince'' when he is ordered to [[spoiler: kill Dumbledore]], but he has cold feet and starts crying.
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** From the same game, there's Hiyoko Saiyonji, who relentlessly bullies Mikan and never goes a day without making a rude comment to her other classmates. However, whenever people verbally retaliate against her, she starts crying and hides behind Mahiru.
** From ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpaV3,'' there's Miu Iruma, who delivers rude comments to everybody left and right, but immediately starts quivering when people tell her to stop.
26th Feb '18 2:46:58 AM TheCreepingSpleen
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* Eponymous ''Film/PaperTiger'' where the boastful British private tutor Ray Bradbury [[spoiler:loses his cool and is ultimately, extremely humiliated but finally redeems himself in the eyes of his student Koichi Kagoyama when, faced with immense danger that would cripple anyone with fear, his innate courage begins to shine to his own disbelief]].

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* Eponymous ''Film/PaperTiger'' where the boastful British private tutor Ray Walter Bradbury [[spoiler:loses his cool and is ultimately, extremely humiliated but finally redeems himself in the eyes of his student Koichi Kagoyama when, faced with immense danger that would cripple anyone with fear, his innate courage begins to shine to his own disbelief]].
19th Feb '18 12:30:41 AM Chabal2
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': King, the fourth-strongest hero (his rank was given on the basis of singlehandedly defeating several high-tier enemies), an unflappable giant who only needs to show up to terrify lesser monsters with his DeathGlare (augmented by a triple scar over his eye) and BadassArmFold, assuming they didn't hear the unceasing pounding of the King Engine and run away. His PowerLevel caused the recording device to fail (like Saitama's and a nonpowered guy). On top of all that, he's an awesome gamer, once defeating 30 opponents in a row including a former pro gamer. [[spoiler:He's a completely normal person who simply happened to be nearby when Saitama destroyed said high-tier enemies and was thought to be the winner, as Saitama hadn't registered with the Hero Association yet). His frozen expression comes from it being the only way he can prevent himself from displaying the pants-wetting terror he feels, keeps his arms crossed because he doesn't know what to do with them, and the "King Engine" is just his unusually-loud heartbeat (in the anime, represented by big drums), which is always beating in panic because he's well aware of how easily he could be found out. The power-measuring device fails when the levels are too high and too low, the designer just misattributed the cause in his and Saitama's case. He is a very good gamer though.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'': King, the fourth-strongest hero (his rank was given on the basis of singlehandedly defeating several high-tier enemies), an unflappable giant who only needs to show up to terrify lesser monsters with his DeathGlare (augmented by a triple scar over his eye) and BadassArmFold, assuming they didn't hear the unceasing pounding of the King Engine and run away. His PowerLevel caused the recording device to fail (like Saitama's and a nonpowered guy). On top of all that, he's an awesome gamer, once defeating 30 opponents in a row including a former pro gamer. [[spoiler:He's a completely normal person who simply happened to be nearby when Saitama destroyed said high-tier enemies and was thought to be the winner, as Saitama hadn't registered with the Hero Association yet). His frozen expression comes from it being the only way he can prevent himself from displaying the pants-wetting terror he feels, keeps his arms crossed because he doesn't know what to do with them, and the "King Engine" is just his unusually-loud heartbeat (in the anime, represented by big drums), which is always beating in panic because he's well aware of how easily he could be found out. The power-measuring device fails when the levels are too high and too low, the designer just misattributed the cause in his and Saitama's case. He is legitemately a very good gamer though.though (as he spends his free time doing nothing but playing), and has at least has enough courage to agree to bait a monster into attacking him (with Saitama in ambush).]]
19th Jan '18 8:11:45 AM dragonfire5000
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* [[PassionateSportsGirl Chie Satonaka]] in ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'' is as passionate and protective of her friends as she is petty and prone to bouts of [[{{Jerkass}} dickishness]] towards them, especially towards Yosuke. She will often go as far as to beat up anyone for any given reason, ranging from [[ThePeepingTom peeping in the hot springs]] by accident to [[DisproportionateRetribution Yosuke accidentally breaking a DVD she lent him once.]] Whenever someone calls her out on her behavior, she becomes whiny and defensive.
* While [[TokenNonHuman Morgana]] the cat from ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'' tends to belittle and insult his teammates, ''especially'' [[ButtMonkey Ryuji]]; he mainly needles the latter due to being a typical [[NoIndoorVoice loud mouth]] who just so happens to not be the sharpest tool in the shed. As time goes on, Ryuji's teasing of Morgana hits him hard enough to throw a tantrum and leave the Phantom Thieves temporarily, despite the fact that he had been giving Ryuji a hard time since ''the beginning of the game,'' and he has the nerve to continue to downright insult him after he returns. In general, Morgana generally cannot take what he dishes out.
17th Jan '18 4:27:35 PM Owlorange1995
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* In ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'', Cameron plays the part of a tough, experienced Nazi leader, but Derek learns that he [[spoiler:he snitched on two of his men to cut a stint in prison to two months]]. When he threatens to turn Derek's younger brother into a white supremacist, he goes down from one punch from the older sibling. A deleted scene has him scorning a black man for dating a white girl from the safety of his seat, but getting beaten up by gangbangers almost as soon as he leaves the restaurant he was in.

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* In ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'', Cameron plays the part of a tough, experienced Nazi leader, but Derek learns that he [[spoiler:he snitched [[spoiler:snitched on two of his men to cut a stint in prison to two months]]. When he threatens to turn Derek's younger brother into a hardened white supremacist, he goes down from one punch from the older sibling. A deleted scene has him scorning a black man for dating a white girl from the safety of his seat, but getting beaten up by gangbangers almost as soon as he leaves the restaurant he was in.
17th Jan '18 4:23:17 PM Owlorange1995
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* In ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'', Cameron plays the part of a tough, experienced Nazi leader, but Derek learns that he [[spoiler:he snitched on two of his men to cut a stint in prison to two months]]. When he threatens to turn Derek's younger brother into a white supremacist, he goes down from one punch from the older sibling. A deleted scene has him scorning a black man for dating a white girl from the safety of his seat, but getting beaten up by gangbangers almost as soon as he leaves the restaurant he was in.
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