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11th May '16 5:32:40 PM Piando
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* In ''Webcomic/ThreeJaguars'', Marketeer. [[http://threejaguarscomic.net/?comic=opportunity-cost-final Tell her her budget is less than she wants, and she loves it, it's a challenge!]]
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* In ''Webcomic/ThreeJaguars'', Marketeer. [[http://threejaguarscomic.net/?comic=opportunity-cost-final Tell her her budget is less than she wants, and she loves it, it's a challenge!]]
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* Resident do-gooder Penny from DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog: [[GranolaGirl works with the homeless, doesn't eat meat]], and it's a beacon of IncorruptiblePurePureness. But according to some of her lines on "So they say", she's had it rough in the past, but she's an Anne of the Green Gables-level optimist and always keeps "her chin up". [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for her.]]

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* Resident do-gooder Penny from DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog: ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': [[GranolaGirl works with the homeless, doesn't eat meat]], and it's a beacon of IncorruptiblePurePureness. But according to some of her lines on "So they say", she's had it rough in the past, but she's an Anne of the Green Gables-level optimist and always keeps "her chin up". [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for her.]]
27th Apr '16 2:35:24 AM Shadowgazer
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When this character is played for drama (which usually entails a BreakTheCutie situation), you sometimes get the feeling they're conducting some [[StepfordSmiler serious repression]] in order to continue functioning, and we are likely to see them [[BewareTheNiceOnes break down]]; on the other hand, their infinite patience and good humor may give them away as an AllLovingHero. If they're a member of a group that TheHero appeals to for help, count on them being the LeastIsFirst.

When they're played for laughs, the fates the character endures are too horrendous to actually happen in real life, and yet they're [[TheDitz too stupid]] to realize how God-awful her situation is and how miserable they ought to be; it seems as though the whole universe is out to BreakTheCutie, and ''failing''. (Although sometimes they just need a RantInducingSlight.)

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When this character is played for drama (which usually entails a BreakTheCutie situation), you sometimes get the feeling they're conducting some [[StepfordSmiler serious repression]] in order to continue functioning, and we are likely to see them [[BewareTheNiceOnes break down]]; on the other hand, their infinite patience and good humor may give them away as an AllLovingHero. It certainly is a subconscious choice to view everything optimistically, but a lack of any understanding of the real bleakness helps and averts the aforementioned [[StepfordSmiler serious repression]] though not necessarily the insanity part. If they're a member of a group that TheHero appeals to for help, count on them being the LeastIsFirst.

When they're played for laughs, the fates the character endures are too horrendous to actually happen in real life, and yet they're [[TheDitz too stupid]] stupid]], or insane, or both, to realize how God-awful her situation is and how miserable they ought to be; it seems as though the whole universe is out to BreakTheCutie, and ''failing''. (Although sometimes they just need a RantInducingSlight.)
31st Oct '15 1:53:47 AM SatoshiMiwa
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* Resident do-gooder Penny from DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog: [[GranolaGirl works with the homeless, doesn't eat meat]], and it's a beacon of IncorruptiblePurePureness. But according to some of her lines on "So they say", she's had it rough in the past, but she's an Anne of the Green Gables-level optimist and always keeps "her chin up". [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for her.]]
20th Sep '15 2:04:58 PM KarjamP
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A BlitheSpirit character, usually but not always female, who undergoes various hardships, losing almost everything she holds dear, and yet seems never to lose her sunny disposition. ThinkHappyThoughts may be how she does this.

When this character is played for drama (which usually entails a BreakTheCutie situation), you sometimes get the feeling she's conducting some [[StepfordSmiler serious repression]] in order to continue functioning, and we are likely to see her [[BewareTheNiceOnes break down]]; on the other hand, her infinite patience and good humor may give her away as an AllLovingHero. If she's a member of a group that TheHero appeals to for help, count on her being the LeastIsFirst.

When she's played for laughs, the fates the character endures are too horrendous to actually happen in real life, and yet she's [[TheDitz too stupid]] to realize how God-awful her situation is and how miserable she ought to be; it seems as though the whole universe is out to BreakTheCutie, and ''failing''. (Although sometimes they just need a RantInducingSlight.)

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A BlitheSpirit character, usually but not always female, character who undergoes various hardships, losing almost everything she holds they hold dear, and yet seems never to lose her their sunny disposition. ThinkHappyThoughts may be how she does this.

When this character is played for drama (which usually entails a BreakTheCutie situation), you sometimes get the feeling she's they're conducting some [[StepfordSmiler serious repression]] in order to continue functioning, and we are likely to see her them [[BewareTheNiceOnes break down]]; on the other hand, her their infinite patience and good humor may give her them away as an AllLovingHero. If she's they're a member of a group that TheHero appeals to for help, count on her them being the LeastIsFirst.

When she's they're played for laughs, the fates the character endures are too horrendous to actually happen in real life, and yet she's they're [[TheDitz too stupid]] to realize how God-awful her situation is and how miserable she they ought to be; it seems as though the whole universe is out to BreakTheCutie, and ''failing''. (Although sometimes they just need a RantInducingSlight.)
15th May '15 7:43:33 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Polly "Pollyanna" Whittier''', ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' vol 1 issue 2

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-->-- '''Polly "Pollyanna" Whittier''', ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' vol 1 issue 2



The TropeNamer is the title character of Eleanor Porter's 1913 novel ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'', who was made famous in the 1960 Walt Disney movie, and was mocked by Alan Moore in the aforementioned throwaway joke in the pages of ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. However, it was popularized over a century earlier by Dr. Pangloss from the novel (and later Broadway musical) ''{{Candide}}'', who is always explaining why getting kidnapped by pirates or sold into slavery is ultimately for the best. Indeed, the adjective [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Panglossian Panglossian]] has been in use since the 1800s.

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The TropeNamer is the title character of Eleanor Porter's 1913 novel ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'', who was made famous in the 1960 Walt Disney movie, and was mocked by Alan Moore in the aforementioned throwaway joke in the pages of ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. However, it was popularized over a century earlier by Dr. Pangloss from the novel (and later Broadway musical) ''{{Candide}}'', who is always explaining why getting kidnapped by pirates or sold into slavery is ultimately for the best. Indeed, the adjective [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Panglossian Panglossian]] has been in use since the 1800s.
12th Dec '14 2:47:06 PM poi99
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As you can see, often [[DoubleStandard sexist in portrayal]], since most of these characters are female. You see the occasional males, but they're often beaten down because men are supposed to be [[TheStoic stoic]] and emotionless.
30th Nov '14 3:28:59 PM poi99
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->''"Although I've been [[BlackComedyRape mishandled by a demon,]] I'm determined to remain optimistic, no matter what!"''

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->''"Although I've been [[BlackComedyRape mishandled by a demon,]] demon, I'm determined to remain optimistic, no matter what!"''
2nd Oct '14 9:58:36 AM ChaoticNovelist
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[[DiscreditedTrope Shows up a bit less nowadays]], given that the current attitude is that a character's intelligence (As well as degree of [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass "Cool"ness]]) is inversely proportional to their attitude. That is, the more and ''more'' negative their attitude, the more intelligent (and cool) the character is; conversely, the happier a character is, the stupider and more unrealistic is their mindset. Partly induced by works like ''Series/{{House}}'' and ''{{Daria}}''. This is probably a CyclicTrope.
11th Sep '14 12:57:52 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* While it's virtually impossible to have a Pollyanna-type character in a medium where people beat each other up all the time, this can surface when it comes to faces. There have been several instances of a face losing their title or getting beaten up only to be all smiles if they're in action the next week. A notable one was EveTorres who lost her Divas Championship (her first reign) at the ''Fatal 4 Way'' pay-per-view in 2010. The next night on Series/{{Raw}}, she was all smiles during her entrance and danced with the Great Khali despite facing [[AliciaFox the woman who took the title from her]]. (That attitude could have been because Eve knew that she lost her title in a four-Diva sudden death match.) Though Eve averted this when she lost the Divas title for a second time (this time to Brie Bella) back in 2011 due to the Bella Twins' [[TwinSwitch "Twin Magic"]] - they had a backstage segment after the match and she was definitely a little upset.
* {{Natalya|Neidheart}}'s face persona slipped into this territory more than a few times. During her feud with LayCool in mid-to-late 2010, they started mocking her and claimed she'd inherited [[BadassBeard her dad's facial hair gene]], complete with a photoshopped picture of Natalya with an Anvil beard. Nattie just laughed it off and also shook off all the jibes they got at her family. And when she lost her Divas title to Eve in 2011, she teamed with her the very next night on Raw and there was no tension between them whatsoever. Then after she lost her rematch to Eve, she saved her from a backstage attack.

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* While it's virtually impossible to have a Pollyanna-type character in a medium where people beat each other up all the time, this can surface when it comes to faces. There have been several instances of a face losing their title or getting beaten up only to be all smiles if they're in action the next week. A notable one was EveTorres Wrestling/EveTorres who lost her Divas Championship (her first reign) at the ''Fatal 4 Way'' pay-per-view in 2010. The next night on Series/{{Raw}}, she was all smiles during her entrance and danced with the Great Khali despite facing [[AliciaFox [[Wrestling/AliciaFox the woman who took the title from her]]. (That attitude could have been because Eve knew that she lost her title in a four-Diva sudden death match.) Though Eve averted this when she lost the Divas title for a second time (this time to Brie Bella) back in 2011 due to the Bella Twins' [[TwinSwitch "Twin Magic"]] - they had a backstage segment after the match and she was definitely a little upset.
* {{Natalya|Neidheart}}'s Wrestling/{{Natalya|Neidhart}}'s face persona slipped into this territory more than a few times. During her feud with LayCool Wrestling/LayCool in mid-to-late 2010, they started mocking her and claimed she'd inherited [[BadassBeard her dad's facial hair gene]], complete with a photoshopped picture of Natalya with an Anvil beard. Nattie just laughed it off and also shook off all the jibes they got at her family. And when she lost her Divas title to Eve in 2011, she teamed with her the very next night on Raw and there was no tension between them whatsoever. Then after she lost her rematch to Eve, she saved her from a backstage attack.
28th Jul '14 2:53:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ThePollyanna/{{Live-Action TV}}

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