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23rd Aug '16 6:19:57 AM Eievie
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Plucky means 'brave and optimistic'.

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Plucky means 'brave "brave and optimistic'.
optimistic".



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** THE example in the series, however, is Hungary. Shown clearly not just in the profile, but in her interaction with pretty much everyone: she takes her {{Meido}} position in stride despite how it's not exactly easy, fights the aforementioned Prussia [[BoisterousBruiser without hesitation]], refuses to stay put when someone she dislikes is around...

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** THE '''The'' example in the series, however, is Hungary. Shown clearly not just in the profile, but in her interaction with pretty much everyone: she takes her {{Meido}} position in stride despite how it's not exactly easy, fights the aforementioned Prussia [[BoisterousBruiser without hesitation]], refuses to stay put when someone she dislikes is around...



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Kallen Kouzuki [[spoiler:When faced against the now practically superhuman Suzaku, she fights him to a standstill, reducing * both * of their machines to scrap before finally destroying Suzaku's machine with the very last blow she has left before her machine shuts down. Suzaku even wonders aloud how he can't beat her, even with his "live" Geass.]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Kallen Kouzuki [[spoiler:When faced against the now practically superhuman Suzaku, she fights him to a standstill, reducing * both * ''both'' of their machines to scrap before finally destroying Suzaku's machine with the very last blow she has left before her machine shuts down. Suzaku even wonders aloud how he can't beat her, even with his "live" Geass.]]



* Tohru Honda from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]]. She still is optimistic despite being orphaned, temporarily homeless, and living in a tent, bullied in the past, and helping a whole {{DysfunctionJunction}} with their trauma. Then we learn that [[spoiler: this is her way of dealing with all the pain in her life - she's not exactly a StepfordSmiler, as she is sincerely happy often, but she also uses it as a way to keep from succumbing to grief and accepting that her beloved mother is gone.]] And then... [[spoiler: it's reconstructed and reinforced: when a maddened and despaired [[BigBad Akito]] tries to definitely break her as the members of the DysfunctionJunction are being released of their curses... Tohru aknowledges that not so strong part of herself, accepts it, and manages to ''kindly speak to Akito and offer her kindness as well''. This finally breaks the vicious cycle that has trapped the Sohma clan, and even when Tohru is severely injured after falling off the cliff she's standing, it kickstarts Akito's HeelFaceTurn, and helps Tohru herself to deal with her own suffering.]]

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* Tohru Honda from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' [[PlayingWithATrope plays with this trope]]. She still is optimistic despite being orphaned, temporarily homeless, and living in a tent, bullied in the past, and helping a whole {{DysfunctionJunction}} with their trauma. Then we learn that [[spoiler: this is her way of dealing with all the pain in her life - she's life--she's not exactly a StepfordSmiler, as she is sincerely happy often, but she also uses it as a way to keep from succumbing to grief and accepting that her beloved mother is gone.]] And then... [[spoiler: it's reconstructed and reinforced: when a maddened and despaired [[BigBad Akito]] tries to definitely break her as the members of the DysfunctionJunction are being released of their curses... Tohru aknowledges that not so strong part of herself, accepts it, and manages to ''kindly speak to Akito and offer her kindness as well''. This finally breaks the vicious cycle that has trapped the Sohma clan, and even when Tohru is severely injured after falling off the cliff she's standing, it kickstarts Akito's HeelFaceTurn, and helps Tohru herself to deal with her own suffering.]]
19th Jul '16 6:06:41 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* Juliet Capulet from ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' who has more moments of BreakTheCutie than her play counter part the poor girl's parents were killed when she was two dethroned and forced to be a NobleFugitive at a young age forced to dress as a boy most of her life then being shocked and unprepared as she remember her parent's death forced and expected by her guardians to lead a revolutions when she's not ready to top it all of she falls in love with the son of the man who killed her parents and though she has a moment of giving up and wishing she was dead she still retains her sweet lively fiery and lighthearted personality and is eventually ready to lead a revolution.

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* Juliet Capulet from ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'' who has more moments of BreakTheCutie than her play counter part the counterpart. The poor girl's parents were killed when she was two both dethroned and forced to be a NobleFugitive at a young age age, forced to dress as a boy most of her life life, then being shocked and unprepared as she remember remembers her parent's parents' death was forced and expected by her guardians to lead a revolutions revolution when she's not ready to. And to top it all of off, she falls in love with the son of the man who killed her parents and though she has a moment of giving up and wishing she was dead she still retains her sweet lively fiery and lighthearted personality and is eventually ready to lead a revolution.


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* Luke Pearson's ''ComicBook/{{Hilda}}'' doesn't let trolls, giants, or big scary dogs get her down.
6th Jul '16 11:29:40 AM Pichu-kun
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** Nala from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', and Kiara in the sequel.

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** Nala from ''Disney/TheLionKing'', and Kiara in [[Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride the sequel.sequel]].



** Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''

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** Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. This trait was something that varied between scripts in development. In ''Rapunzel Unbraided'' she was a plucky girl but in the {{darker|and edgier}} ''Rapunzel'' she was more demure and anxious. In the final ''Tangled'' she is very optimistic and chipper despite being locked up for eighteen years with no human contact besides her mother.



** Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. The traits that define her are her sheer optimism and energy.

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** Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. The traits that define her are her sheer optimism and energy. Similar fo the above-mentioned Rapunzel, in [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier versions of the film]] Anna apparently lacked much of this. In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9palXgpC4 full version]] of the "That's no blizzard--that's my sister!" MissingTrailerScene (which dates back to when Elsa was still the BigBad), she showed fears about jumping off a mountain and in the CutSong "More Than Just A Spare" she has more self-confidence issues than in the final product.
29th Jun '16 11:06:38 AM PDL
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* Dory from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.

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* Dory from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''. Despite having short-term memory loss, she remains extremely optimistic and her main saying is "Just keep swimming!".
29th Jun '16 11:02:57 AM PDL
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* Dory from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' and its sequel, ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
28th Jun '16 11:14:09 AM TriumphantMagician
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* Yumoto Hakone from ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' is a RareMaleExample. During MonsterOfTheWeek battles, he's usually the most proactive and energetic fighter. He also accepted his role as protector of the planet with amazing ease.

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* Yumoto Hakone from ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' is a RareMaleExample. During MonsterOfTheWeek battles, he's usually the most proactive and energetic fighter. He also accepted his role as protector of the planet with amazing ease.ease and he's usually the most proactive and energetic fighter during MonsterOfTheWeek battles.
11th Jun '16 6:13:10 AM nighttrainfm
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** Lampshaded in "The Unicorn and the Wasp". when the Doctor introduces himself to the guests at a 1926 dinner party as a Scotland Yard detective and Donna as "The plucky young woman who helps me out."
--->'''Donna''': 'The plucky young woman who helps me out'?\\

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** Lampshaded in "The Unicorn and the Wasp". when the Doctor introduces himself to the guests at a 1926 dinner party as a Scotland Yard detective and Donna as "The plucky young woman girl who helps me out."
--->'''Donna''': 'The plucky young woman girl who helps me out'?\\
6th Jun '16 8:00:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' continues the tradition with the Female Avatar (default name: Kamui or Corrin), Azura, Hinoka, Elise, Camilla, Mozu, Oboro, Selena [[spoiler: aka an OlderAndWiser version of the aforementioned Severa]], Felicia, Peri ([[CuteAndPsycho in a rather terrifying way]]), Effie, Hana, Reina, Kagero, Anna, Sophie, Ophelia and Soleil. The Rare Male Examples include the Male Avatar, Silas, Leo, Arthur, Odin [[spoiler: aka an AlternateUniverse Owain]], Laslow [[spoiler: aka an AlternateUniverse Inigo]], Azama, Hinata, Siegbert, Asugi, Percy, Kisaragi, Shiro and Forrest.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' continues the tradition with the Female Avatar (default name: Kamui or Corrin), Azura, Hinoka, Elise, Camilla, Mozu, Oboro, Selena [[spoiler: aka an OlderAndWiser version of the aforementioned Severa]], Felicia, Peri ([[CuteAndPsycho in a rather terrifying way]]), Effie, Hana, Reina, Kagero, Anna, Sophie, Ophelia and Soleil. The Rare Male Examples include the Male Avatar, Silas, Leo, Arthur, Odin [[spoiler: aka an AlternateUniverse OlderAndWiser Owain]], Laslow [[spoiler: aka an AlternateUniverse OlderAndWiser Inigo]], Azama, Hinata, Siegbert, Asugi, Percy, Kisaragi, Kiragi, Shiro and Forrest.
11th May '16 11:57:13 AM erforce
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* [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Allison Young]], a resistance fighter captured by Skynet in the future who absolutely ''refuses'' to give in, even when pushed to the point of [[TheWoobie total emotional collapse]]. She tries to escape twice, [[ImNotHungry refuses to eat when the machines try to interrogate her]], and [[BatmanGambit spins a story designed to trick the Terminator that tries to mimic her into walking into a trap]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, and Cameron kills her for her troubles, but she gave it her best shot. And even when ''dying'', she stares her killer defiantly in the eye and refuses to yield an inch.]]

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* [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Allison Young]], Young in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', a resistance fighter captured by Skynet in the future who absolutely ''refuses'' to give in, even when pushed to the point of [[TheWoobie total emotional collapse]]. She tries to escape twice, [[ImNotHungry refuses to eat when the machines try to interrogate her]], and [[BatmanGambit spins a story designed to trick the Terminator that tries to mimic her into walking into a trap]]. [[spoiler:It doesn't work, and Cameron kills her for her troubles, but she gave it her best shot. And even when ''dying'', she stares her killer defiantly in the eye and refuses to yield an inch.]]
20th Apr '16 12:58:24 PM Berrenta
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* Carmen Carrillo from ''Series/{{Carrusel}}''. She may not have the best family situation at first (though ''ItGetsBetter''). But she always makes sure to study and do well in school, so that someday she can go to college and obtain a career. Plus she is always nice to everyone. She is very prim and proper- while always remaining determined, so her being ladylike and staying out of trouble may be a not so obvious way of remaining strong so that she can achieve her goals.

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* Carmen Carrillo from ''Series/{{Carrusel}}''. She may not have the best family situation at first (though ''ItGetsBetter''). But first, but she always makes sure to study and do well in school, so that someday she can go to college and obtain a career. Plus she is always nice to everyone. She is very prim and proper- while always remaining determined, so her being ladylike and staying out of trouble may be a not so obvious way of remaining strong so that she can achieve her goals.
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