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15th Jan '17 12:01:42 PM GregPagano
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Contrast StepfordSmiler where this trope is just a facade. KnightInSourArmor for someone with a similar attitude but a lot more snark and pessimism. Polar opposite of TheEeyore and BrokenBird.

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Contrast StepfordSmiler where this trope is just a facade.facade and JadeColoredGlasses, its polar counterpart. KnightInSourArmor for someone with a similar attitude but a lot more snark and pessimism. Polar opposite of TheEeyore and BrokenBird.
7th Jan '17 2:03:01 PM DaibhidC
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7th Jan '17 2:02:43 PM DaibhidC
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* Arthur in ''Radio/CabinPressure'', who, after years as an air steward, is still absurdly excited about taking off, and ''even more excited'' by take-off delays, since it means you get more of a build-up to the actual take-off, and describes absolutely everything as "brilliant". [[spoiler: Except his father, and the possibility of someone leaving MJN Air]].

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* Arthur in ''Radio/CabinPressure'', who, after years as an air steward, is still absurdly excited about taking off, and ''even more excited'' by take-off delays, since it means you get more of a build-up to the actual take-off, and describes absolutely everything as "brilliant". [[spoiler: Except his father, and the possibility of someone leaving MJN Air]].
Air closing. Although even there, he manages to find ''something'' to be cheerful about, namely his new career as an ice-cream man]].
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7th Jan '17 2:01:37 PM DaibhidC
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* Arthur in ''Radio/CabinPressure'', who, after years as an air steward, is still absurdly excited about taking off, and ''even more excited'' by take-off delays, since it means you get more of a build-up to the actual take-off, and describes absolutely everything as "brilliant". [[spoiler: Except his father, and the possibility of someone leaving MJN Air]].
19th Dec '16 11:53:19 AM mimetic
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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': Parodied with Elder McKinley (and, frankly, the majority of the cast).

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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': Parodied with Elder McKinley [=McKinley=] (and, frankly, the majority of the cast).
19th Dec '16 11:52:18 AM mimetic
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* ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon'': Parodied with Elder McKinley (and, frankly, the majority of the cast).
12th Oct '16 4:12:36 AM Morgenthaler
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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 ''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.

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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 ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. However, it was popularized over a century earlier by Dr. Pangloss from the novel (and later Broadway musical) ''{{Candide}}'', ''Literature/{{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.
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.
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