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21st Sep '16 1:09:54 PM intastiel
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* Mia in ''Webcomic/TrueVillains'' is an eight-year-old orphan girl who [[OrphansOrdeal lived on the streets]], watches her [[DoomedHometown hometown]] get incinerated, and joins a group of {{Card Carrying Villain}}s led by a murderous demon. She's also the most relentlessly cheerful person in the story, trading her magical talents to the demon for things like a personal tree fort. It reaches troubling levels when she treats fights to the death like an exciting game, since "People die all the time!"
* Matty Quigley in ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' bounces back from being blinded, witnessing his mother's torturous death, going on the run with his father, and encountering some truly monstrous human traffickers with relentless good cheer. As a member of the Platinum caste, he knows he'll die of old age at 30, so he has a philosophy of taking life as it comes and not thinking about the bad parts.
3rd Sep '16 5:59:57 PM caivu
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* Lissy from ''LetsPlay/TheBowlingotterShow'' has a loud, bubbly, cheerful personality.

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* Lissy from ''LetsPlay/TheBowlingotterShow'' has a loud, bubbly, cheerful personality. During setbacks in games, she's always quick to offer a silver lining to the situation.
3rd Sep '16 5:56:42 PM caivu
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* Lissy from ''LetsPlay/TheBowlingotterShow'' has a loud, bubbly, cheerful personality.
14th Aug '16 7:22:01 PM BackgroundGuy
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* Jon Arbuckle of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' is unflappable, despite being a ButtMonkey of the highest order. For most of the strip's history, he got virtually no real respect from anyone; his cat would sass & mistreat him constantly, the women he tried to date would cruelly shoot him down, and aside from his rarely mentioned career as a cartoonist seems to be doing nothing with his life at all. Even so, he only occasionally feels down enough to let the audience know that he's unsure of his place in the universe; the rest of the time he'll gladly collect lint for its own sake, tapdance on the front lawn in his underwear with a pineapple in each hand and a ridiculous hat on his head, or continue to court women, nearly all of whom say the nastiest things to him even if they have only just met him and he used a mere pickup line. Things have gotten marginally better since he finally landed one of those very women, Liz the veterinarian, as his girlfriend.

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* Jon Arbuckle of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' is unflappable, despite being a ButtMonkey of the highest order. For most of the strip's history, he got virtually no real respect from anyone; his cat would sass & mistreat him constantly, the women he tried to date would cruelly shoot him down, and aside from his rarely mentioned career as a cartoonist seems to be doing nothing with his life at all. Even so, he only occasionally feels down enough to let the audience know that he's unsure of his place in the universe; the rest of the time he'll gladly collect lint for its own sake, tapdance on the front lawn in his underwear with a pineapple in each hand and a ridiculous hat on his head, or continue to court women, nearly all of whom say the nastiest things to him even if they have only just met him and he used a mere pickup line. Things have gotten marginally better since [[spoiler: he finally landed one of those very women, Liz the veterinarian, as his girlfriend.girlfriend]].
14th Aug '16 6:05:24 PM BackgroundGuy
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* Jon Arbuckle of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' is unflappable, despite being a ButtMonkey of the highest order. For most of the strip's history, he got virtually no real respect from anyone; his cat would sass & mistreat him constantly, the women he tried to date would cruelly shoot him down, and aside from his rarely mentioned career as a cartoonist seems to be doing nothing with his life at all. Even so, he only occasionally feels down enough to let the audience know that he's unsure of his place in the universe; the rest of the time he'll gladly collect lint for its own sake, tapdance on the front lawn in his underwear with a pineapple in each hand and a ridiculous hat on his head, or continue to court women, nearly all of whom say the nastiest things to him even if they have only just met him and he used a mere pickup line. Things have gotten marginally better since he finally landed one of those very women, Liz the veterinarian, as his girlfriend.
26th Jul '16 8:47:35 AM rjd1922
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For the book this archetype is named for, see ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}''

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For the book this archetype is named for, see ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}''
''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}''.
6th Jun '16 4:10:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wrestling/JillianHall counts. Despite virtually everyone on the roster complaining about her HollywoodToneDeaf gimmick, every week or so Jillian would be out all smiles ready to sing for the audience again. This is especially glaring when you consider everything her character has gone through - losing her Divas' title two minutes after winning it, being dissed by every single celebrity guest host on Raw (including the Osbournes, {{Jewel}}, Wayne Brady), being one-upped by a conniving pair of twins for weeks and being on a losing streak for three years of her career.

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* Wrestling/JillianHall counts. Despite virtually everyone on the roster complaining about her HollywoodToneDeaf gimmick, every week or so Jillian would be out all smiles ready to sing for the audience again. This is especially glaring when you consider everything her character has gone through - losing her Divas' title two minutes after winning it, being dissed by every single celebrity guest host on Raw (including the Osbournes, {{Jewel}}, Music/{{Jewel}}, Wayne Brady), being one-upped by a conniving pair of twins for weeks and being on a losing streak for three years of her career.
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.]]
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