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13th Nov '15 8:11:04 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death."''
-->-- '''Pearl S. Buck'''
10th May '15 4:25:57 PM Chilliwack
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This character is likely to show up in any work. However, they can exist in a SugarBowl, where they are always right, or in a CrapsackWorld, where [[WideEyedIdealist they exist]] [[BreakTheCutie solely to be proven wrong (and often brutally killed for drama)]].

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This character is likely to show up in any work. However, they can exist in a SugarBowl, where they are always right, or in a CrapsackWorld, where [[WideEyedIdealist they exist]] [[BreakTheCutie solely usually to be proven wrong (and often brutally killed for drama)]].
14th Aug '14 2:22:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The way that an idealist can do this even in the face of adversity and [[KillEmAll certain death]] is by focusing primarily on non-material things. Of particular note are the famous/infamous trio of [[ThePowerOfTrust faith]], [[{{Determinator}} hope]] and [[ThePowerOfLove love]]. Though having any religious grounds for their worldview can usually explain an idealistic perspective, and can be played both positively and negatively.

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The way that an idealist can do this even in the face of adversity and [[KillEmAll certain death]] is by focusing primarily on non-material things. Of particular note are the famous/infamous trio of [[ThePowerOfTrust faith]], [[{{Determinator}} [[HopeSpringsEternal hope]] and [[ThePowerOfLove love]]. Though having any religious grounds for their worldview can usually explain an idealistic perspective, and can be played both positively and negatively.
14th May '14 10:14:40 AM theAdeptRogue
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** TheCynic by perceiving a CrapsackWorld; idealistic of [[HolierThanThou own personal ideals]] as if '''''the''''' answer to [[TheMessiah "fix a broke world"]]

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** TheCynic by perceiving a CrapsackWorld; idealistic of [[HolierThanThou own personal ideals]] as if '''''the''''' answer to [[TheMessiah "fix a broke world"]]world"
14th May '14 10:14:17 AM theAdeptRogue
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If you begin to [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] their idea, they will immediately begin to [[{{Reconstruction}} reconstruct it.]] This character will take their (perceived) CrapsackWorld, and [[IdealHero keep]] [[ThePollyanna moving]] [[TheMessiah for]][[MeetTheRobinsons ward]].

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If you begin to [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] their idea, they will immediately begin to [[{{Reconstruction}} reconstruct it.]] This character will take their (perceived) CrapsackWorld, and [[IdealHero keep]] [[ThePollyanna moving]] [[TheMessiah for]][[MeetTheRobinsons ward]].
keep moving forward.
15th Apr '14 11:06:12 PM JustaUsername
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If you begin to [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] their idea, they will immediately begin to [[{{Reconstruction}} reconstruct it.]] This character will take their (perceived) CrapsackWorld, and [[KnightInShiningArmor keep]] [[ThePollyanna moving]] [[TheMessiah for]][[MeetTheRobinsons ward]].

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If you begin to [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstruct]] their idea, they will immediately begin to [[{{Reconstruction}} reconstruct it.]] This character will take their (perceived) CrapsackWorld, and [[KnightInShiningArmor [[IdealHero keep]] [[ThePollyanna moving]] [[TheMessiah for]][[MeetTheRobinsons ward]].
9th Dec '13 2:56:57 PM Bassball_Batman
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* KnightTemplar (Who sees the world [[TheCynic cynically]] and holds [[TheMessiah own personal ideals]] as if '''''the''''' solution to said CrapsackWorld)

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* KnightTemplar (Who sees -- [[PlayingWithATrope plays with]] the world [[TheCynic cynically]] and holds [[TheMessiah SuperTrope:
** TheCynic by perceiving a CrapsackWorld; idealistic of [[HolierThanThou
own personal ideals]] as if '''''the''''' solution answer to said CrapsackWorld)[[TheMessiah "fix a broke world"]]
9th Dec '13 2:24:32 PM Bassball_Batman
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A character who genuinely believes that their world is AWorldHalfFull; that HumansAreGood, or at least that RousseauWasRight and a person who will tell you that if you think it's wrong to hope that [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica you're wrong every time]]. They will take ideals that others have for the future and [[EarnYourHappyEnding will do everything they can to take them to fruition]], [[{{KnightTemplar}} sometimes going too far.]]

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A character who genuinely believes that their world is AWorldHalfFull; that HumansAreGood, or at least that RousseauWasRight and a person who will tell you that if you think it's wrong to hope that [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica you're wrong every time]]. They will take ideals that others have for the future and [[EarnYourHappyEnding will do everything they can to take them to fruition]], [[{{KnightTemplar}} sometimes going too far.]]
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* KnightTemplar

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* KnightTemplarKnightTemplar (Who sees the world [[TheCynic cynically]] and holds [[TheMessiah own personal ideals]] as if '''''the''''' solution to said CrapsackWorld)
21st May '13 12:52:18 PM ZarbiNerada
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** KnightInSourArmor (When they cling to their idealism even as they grow cynical)
6th May '13 3:15:00 PM JIKTV
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In fiction, (and perhaps as an instance of TruthInFiction) idealists are often seen in the role of the main character- usually TheHero- for their tendency to act from internal motivation. However, they can take other forms if idealism is being [[WideEyedIdealist heavily criticized]] by more cynical writers, or played as [[KnightTemplar the villain]]. A big draw of putting them in a main position being: "No [[{{Revenge}} revenge plot]] necessary!" They motivate themselves.

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In fiction, (and perhaps as an instance of TruthInFiction) TruthInTelevision) idealists are often seen in the role of the main character- usually TheHero- for their tendency to act from internal motivation. However, they can take other forms if idealism is being [[WideEyedIdealist heavily criticized]] by more cynical writers, or played as [[KnightTemplar the villain]]. A big draw of putting them in a main position being: "No [[{{Revenge}} revenge plot]] necessary!" They motivate themselves.
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