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25th Aug '16 8:52:47 PM ThePat
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has a downplayed example in the form of Gou Shijima. Gou is jovial and goofy on the outside, but deep down, that exterior hides his innate hatred towards Roidmudes, and worse; after learning his father is revealed to be the BigBad.

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* *''Franchise/KamenRider''
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''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' has a downplayed example in the form of Gou Shijima. Gou is jovial and goofy on the outside, but deep down, that exterior hides his innate hatred towards Roidmudes, and worse; after learning his father is revealed to be the BigBad.BigBad.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': Gentaro occasionally verges into this. Played straight in ''Movie War Mega Max''.
** The titular hero of ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', Eiji Hino is considered to be this, with StepfordSmiler in spades. Though he is rather optimistic as a whole, and is always travelling around the world in an outlandish fashion, and a ButtMonkey in some occasions. In actuality, Eiji is haunted by [[DarkAndTroubledPast the traumatic experiences that resulted as civil war]] in a nation where his father was a political leader.
25th Aug '16 12:54:34 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* In "The Greatest Show On Earth" the reason for the Clown's sadness, and that he never allows himself to be seen without his make up, is revealed; he is a doctor, on the run from the police because he euthenased his terminally ill wife. And he's James Stewart (Aaaaaarrrrrggghhh!)
20th Aug '16 3:03:00 AM ThePat
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** [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou Shijima (aka, Kamen Rider Mach)]], just like in the ''Kamen Rider Drive'' canon (listed below), is often written to be this with shades of an IronWoobie. Especially that it has [[ILetGwenStacyDie anything to do with Chase]]. [[spoiler:He got better when Chase is [[BackFromTheDead]] for real.]]

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** [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou Shijima (aka, Kamen Rider Mach)]], just like in the ''Kamen Rider Drive'' canon (listed below), is often written to be this with shades of an IronWoobie. Especially that it has [[ILetGwenStacyDie anything to do with Chase]]. [[spoiler:He got better when Chase is [[BackFromTheDead]] BackFromTheDead for real.]]
20th Aug '16 3:02:03 AM ThePat
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** [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]] initially appeared to be as this after Chase's death. [[spoiler:Subverted when Chase is [[BackFromTheDead unknowingly resurrected]] [[CameBackStrong with a new body]].]] Despite that, Gou remains [[LargeHam hammy]] and goofy like he the way he was introduced in his debut episode in ''Drive''.

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** [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Gou]] initially appeared Gou Shijima (aka, Kamen Rider Mach)]], just like in the ''Kamen Rider Drive'' canon (listed below), is often written to be as this after Chase's death. [[spoiler:Subverted with shades of an IronWoobie. Especially that it has [[ILetGwenStacyDie anything to do with Chase]]. [[spoiler:He got better when Chase is [[BackFromTheDead unknowingly resurrected]] [[CameBackStrong with a new body]].[[BackFromTheDead]] for real.]] Despite that, Gou remains [[LargeHam hammy]] and goofy like he the way he was introduced in his debut episode in ''Drive''.
19th Aug '16 7:03:48 AM AFP
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** Other wise-cracking characters with tragic backstories include Michael Garibaldi (ShellshockedVeteran, alcoholic, and at least once [[DrivenToSuicide contemplating suicide), Susan Ivanova (brother died in combat, mother committed suicide, [[spoiler: and secretly a telepath]]), Marcus Cole (brother died fighting the Shadows), and Alfred Bester (revealed in the [[ExpandedUniverse novels]] to have had his life generally [[IronWoobie screwed up by the numbers]] thanks to humanity's attitude towards telepaths and the Psi-Corps' response). Although as often as not, [[AntiVillain Bester]] seems to just be cracking jokes [[{{Troll}} because he knows it annoys the Mundanes.]]

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** Other wise-cracking characters with tragic backstories include Michael Garibaldi (ShellshockedVeteran, alcoholic, and at least once [[DrivenToSuicide contemplating suicide), suicide]]), Susan Ivanova (brother died in combat, mother committed suicide, [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and secretly a telepath]]), Marcus Cole (brother died fighting the Shadows), and Alfred Bester (revealed in the [[ExpandedUniverse novels]] to have had his life generally [[IronWoobie screwed up by the numbers]] thanks to humanity's attitude towards telepaths and the Psi-Corps' response). Although as often as not, [[AntiVillain Bester]] seems to just be cracking jokes [[{{Troll}} because he knows it annoys the Mundanes.]]
19th Aug '16 6:58:15 AM AFP
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** Other wise-cracking characters with tragic backstories include Michael Garibaldi (ShellshockedVeteran, alcoholic, and at least once [[DrivenToSuicide contemplating suicide), Susan Ivanova (brother died in combat, mother committed suicide, [[spoiler: and secretly a telepath]]), Marcus Cole (brother died fighting the Shadows), and Alfred Bester (revealed in the [[ExpandedUniverse novels]] to have had his life generally [[IronWoobie screwed up by the numbers]] thanks to humanity's attitude towards telepaths and the Psi-Corps' response). Although as often as not, [[AntiVillain Bester]] seems to just be cracking jokes [[{{Troll}} because he knows it annoys the Mundanes.]]
18th Aug '16 3:17:35 AM ThePat
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** [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Mitsuzane]] as a whole is portrayed as this realistically. Micchy, at his healthiest, is cheerful, friendly, and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], and often [[JerkassFacade pretends to be a jerkass]]. Underneath it all he continues to live a life of [[GuiltComplex guilt]], [[IHatePastMe regret]], and [[BrokenBird self-destructive isolation]] because of the [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone enormity of his sins]] he committed in ''Gaim's'' TV series proper.
-->'''Mitsuzane''': [[JerkassFacade I always pretend to be arrogant to hide my pain]], and [[StepfordSnarker I make sarcastic remarks to hide my pain too]]. I'm a sad clown myself, if you understand that. In fact, I'm not that hilarious at all; I just do that to protect myself from the [[MyGreatestFailure painful memories]] of [[DarkAndTroubledPast my horrible past]].

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** [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Mitsuzane]] as a whole is portrayed as played with this realistically. Micchy, at his healthiest, is cheerful, friendly, and realistically plus with the {{Jerkass}} variety. His [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], sarcastic]], [[NiceGuy cheerful and often [[JerkassFacade pretends carefree]] personality is merely a front to be a jerkass]]. Underneath fit into people around him; and constantly cracks jokes mostly at the expense of anyone around him. What's underneath it all is that not only he is [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer taken for granted by the people he betrayed]], he continues to live a life of with [[GuiltComplex guilt]], guilt]] [[IHatePastMe regret]], and [[BrokenBird self-destructive isolation]] because of the [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone enormity of regret over his sins]] he committed in actions]] during ''Gaim's'' TV series proper.
-->'''Mitsuzane''': [[JerkassFacade I always pretend
Forbidden Fruit Saga.
--->'''Samus:''' Mitsuzane likes
to be arrogant to hide my pain]], screw around and [[StepfordSnarker I make sarcastic remarks to hide my pain too]]. I'm a sad clown myself, if you understand that. In fact, I'm not [[YouFightLikeACow mock his enemies' misfortunes]] with biting one-liners when he feels so miserable.
*** Micchy himself [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] this in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11772125/98/Metroid-Kamen-Rider-Generations-Full-Series one instance]]
that hilarious at all; I just do that he learned to protect myself from the [[MyGreatestFailure painful memories]] of [[DarkAndTroubledPast my use humor to cope with horrible past]].situations from Gou. Insinuating that they're [[NotSoDifferent are almost exactly at the same page]] when it comes to dealing similar situations.
---->'''Micchy''': And honestly, I can't make a good snark without you around.
18th Aug '16 2:03:38 AM LordGoatKing
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* The Sole Survivor in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' can be played like this. The sarcastic dialogue choices very often stem from how pissed off, disappointed, or done with the world they've become.
--> '''Sole Survivor:''' My favorite ballpark's become a shanty town. Today's been [[SarcasmMode great]].
18th Aug '16 1:56:04 AM LordGoatKing
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** The titular character, Steven also has hints of this as he is a joyful fun loving kid but also as a great deal of insecurity about not living up to his mother's legacy and others' expectations.
** And then there is Smokey Quartz, a combination of Amethyst and Steven who shares both of their fun-loving natures and is almost always smiling, but also shares both of their insecurities. When Smokey fails the self-deprecating jokes are noticeably harsh.
10th Aug '16 6:50:21 PM Willbyr
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* GB (a.k.a. 007) from ''{{Cyborg 009}}''. His backstory changes in every animated continuity, and yet none of them are pretty.

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* GB (a.k.a. 007) from ''{{Cyborg ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}''. His backstory changes in every animated continuity, and yet none of them are pretty.
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