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19th May '18 1:49:16 AM tommib27
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%%* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Nick and Jake

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%%* * ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Nick and Jake



%%* Dean from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', and it didn't take long for his brother Sam to catch up. Castiel also fell into this before too long, further proving that [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys improbably good-looking men]] angsting a lot is kind of the show's main draw.

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%%* * Dean from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', and it didn't take long for his brother Sam to catch up. Castiel also fell into this before too long, further proving that [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys improbably good-looking men]] angsting a lot is kind of the show's main draw.



%%* Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''.

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%%* * Duncan from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''.
11th May '18 2:19:48 PM XFllo
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* Rin Okumura from ''Manga/BlueExorcist''.
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' fits this to some degree, though he's more Cute, but Troubled - since the former is far more obvious than the '[[BrokenAce troubled]]' part. You're not likely to think him troubled unless you're privy to his [[SerialKiller hobbies]], in which case you're [[AxCrazy not likely to be around for very long]].

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%% * Rin Okumura from ''Manga/BlueExorcist''.
* Light Yagami of ''Manga/DeathNote'' fits this to some degree, ''Manga/DeathNote'', though he's more Cute, but Troubled - since the former is far more obvious than the '[[BrokenAce troubled]]' part. You're not likely to think him troubled unless you're privy to his [[SerialKiller hobbies]], in which case you're [[AxCrazy not likely to be around for very long]].
6th May '18 4:53:56 PM ilikefrenchfries
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* Nagito Komaeda from ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' has one of the most tragic backstories in the series. Due to a cycle of extreme good luck and extreme bad luck that's followed him his whole life, Nagito's life has been full of tragedy, such as losing his parents in a plane crash, and getting kidnapped by a murderer, only to be stuffed into a trash bag and thrown into the garbage because he had no loved ones to pay ransom. He is also a [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy white haired]] {{Bishonen}} with a mysterious personality and BlueAndOrangeMorality who, while [[TheFriendNobodyLikes not very popular in-universe]], is without a doubt the BaseBreakingCharacter for the series.
20th Apr '18 8:16:04 PM legendaryweredragon
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* Benni from ''Webcomic/ForestHill'' is a [[TheBully bully]] with [[HairTriggerTemper serious anger issues]], who possibly would have raped Tanya if Kaleb hadn't stopped him. It later turns out he has a very [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] whom he is terrified of and that he is very protective of those he considers friends.
17th Apr '18 4:44:34 PM Malady
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%%* ''MySoCalledLife'': Jordan Catalano

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%%* ''MySoCalledLife'': ''Series/MySoCalledLife'': Jordan Catalano
1st Apr '18 10:14:23 AM fighwitt
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy'', Dev-Em is a former bully, reformed delinquent and still a jerkass whom Kara finds charming and handsome.
7th Mar '18 10:29:57 PM annette12
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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House. both in-universe women seem to adore him unless he does show his DrJerk tendencies. He has lots of emotional baggage from his past relationships, abusive father, and his chronic pain in leg. He is played by Hugh Laurie who is TallDarkAndHandsome with deep blue eyes and sense of humour.

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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House. both Both in-universe women seem to adore him unless he does show his DrJerk tendencies. He has lots of emotional baggage from his past relationships, abusive father, and his chronic pain in leg. He is played by Hugh Laurie who is TallDarkAndHandsome with deep blue eyes and sense of humour.
2nd Mar '18 7:07:39 AM annette12
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* 'Series/GilmoreGirls'': Jess arrived fresh out of the rougher side of New York, and horrified the idyllic, small-town Stars Hollow with his rebelliousness, rudeness and prank-pulling. He also carried a lot of personal baggage from his DisappearedDad, neglectful, unstable mother and her rounds of scummy boyfriends and husbands. That said, he turned out to be very intelligent and a total bookworm which was enough for good-girl, straight-A student Rory to fall for him despite his issues. He also did genuinely care about her and his uncle Luke, although he was terrible at showing it. After being [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]] he returned in the sixth season having shed most of his troubled aspects, matured greatly, actually learned to communicate and reconnected with Rory and Luke.

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* 'Series/GilmoreGirls'': ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': Jess arrived fresh out of the rougher side of New York, and horrified the idyllic, small-town Stars Hollow with his rebelliousness, rudeness and prank-pulling. He also carried a lot of personal baggage from his DisappearedDad, neglectful, unstable mother and her rounds of scummy boyfriends and husbands. That said, he turned out to be very intelligent and a total bookworm which was enough for good-girl, straight-A student Rory to fall for him despite his issues. He also did genuinely care about her and his uncle Luke, although he was terrible at showing it. After being [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]] he returned in the sixth season having shed most of his troubled aspects, matured greatly, actually learned to communicate and reconnected with Rory and Luke.
2nd Mar '18 7:05:39 AM annette12
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** Elena's brother Jeremy. EmoTeen, TheStoner, struggling with the death of his parents and other tragedies, very sweet and romantic towards his all his girlfriends.

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** Elena's brother Jeremy. EmoTeen, TheStoner, struggling with the death of his parents and other tragedies, very sweet and romantic towards his all his girlfriends.
2nd Mar '18 7:04:42 AM annette12
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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Daryl Dixon grew up in a poor and abusive family, is kind of an aloof and brooding loner, as well as a tough and aggressive fighter, but is extremely loyal and caring towards the people who are close to him, and often shows his kind and vulnerable side. He becomes the show's BreakoutCharacter, especially after his CharacterDevelopment in season 2.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Daryl Dixon grew up in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':
** The former is
a poor traumatized survivor of a shipwreck that left him stranded on an island; he's self loathing, has lost most of his former social skills, and abusive family, is kind of an aloof plagued by guilt, both survivors guilt and guilt for hurting his ex girlfriend, who he's still in love with. He's also a SexGod of sorts.
** Roy Harper is a
brooding loner, as well orphan who's spent his life fighting to survive poverty and looking out for himself, is a petty crook that most write off as a tough thug, and aggressive fighter, but is extremely loyal like Oliver he's a self-loathing bag of guilt with no social skills [[BigDamnHeroes who always looks out to help others when he can.]]
%%* ''Series/BatesMotel'': Norman Bates
and caring towards Dylan Masset.
%%* Mitchell from ''Series/BeingHuman''. He's TheAtoner. Then he's
the people who are [[spoiler:BigBad]]. Things get pretty messy.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'':
** Dylan, very
close to him, being a TropeCodifier. On top of being a LonelyRichKid, he has problems with his con-artist father and often shows his kind New Age hippie mother, and vulnerable side. He becomes is an occasional alcoholic and drug user. This doesn't stop viewers from seeing him as the show's BreakoutCharacter, BreakoutCharacter and residential heartthrob.
** Liam
especially after his CharacterDevelopment in as they're now setting him up for a fling with good-girl protagonist Annie. It also helps that he is an {{Expy}} of Dylan.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'': Shawn Hunter. The rampart trailer park trash jokes started as innocent and one dimensional character traits. Then, for a good while from
season 2.two onward, it seemed like every other episode was a Shawn pity-party fest. And he got girls to boot.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Jesse Pinkman is a high school dropout who was kicked out by his own family because of his drug use and suffers the worst TraumaCongaLine of everyone. Despite being a junkie, he still manages to be very attractive to MrFanservice levels. And despite his criminal lifestyle, he's probably one of the most kind-hearted people in the series, although it takes time to be shown.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Spike and Angel. Bad boys. Leather coats. Troubled by their love for a pretty slayer. Hearts (well, souls) of gold! [[ParentalIncest Creepy mom]] (in Spike's case), being ridiculed while alive, and, later, guilt for the "troubled" part. Low social skills for the "cute" one.
%%* Cole Turner from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* ''{{Series/Community}}'': Jeff has attracted the attention of every female main character, as well as several one shot girls and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim a few guys]], but he's narcissistic, moody, has anger issues, a drinking problem and when it comes down to it is a severely depressed broken man.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Matt Murdock is troubled. Blinded in a car accident when he was nine, father was killed a year later for refusing to take a dive, spent fifteen months being trained by a sensei, etc. Troubled, but his good looks make him great at charming women like Karen and Elektra.
** Karen Page, who has a sweet and compassionate exterior, but has had to endure lots of hardships along the way.



* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'':
** Jax Teller.
** Same with Opie.
* Sawyer from ''Series/{{Lost}}'' fits backwards and forwards. Eventually, Jack catches up to him, though he loses some of his cuteness by [[{{Wangst}} crying all the time]].
* Spike and Angel from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and later spinoff ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Bad boys. Leather coats. Troubled by their love for a pretty slayer. Hearts (well, souls) of gold! [[ParentalIncest Creepy mom]] (in Spike's case), being ridiculed while alive, and, later, guilt for the "troubled" part. Low social skills for the "cute" one.
* Norman Bates and Dylan Masset from ''Series/BatesMotel''.
* ''Series/BreakingBad'': Jesse Pinkman is a high school dropout who was kicked out by his own family because of his drug use and suffers the worst TraumaCongaLine of everyone. Despite being a junkie, he still manages to be very attractive to MrFanservice levels. And despite his criminal lifestyle, he's probably one of the most kind-hearted people in the series, although it takes time to be shown.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dr. Cox. Troubled? He perpetually sees a shrink, regularly abuses the people he cares about, and is in love with a woman that he hates. Cute? He appears to be the only doctor in the place that regularly exercises. Plus, he's very proud of being forty and retaining all of his hair. Cox's violent temper wins over him being a perfectionist. The cute/honorable part is that his perfectionism is over saving his patients' lives.
* Jordan Catalano on ''MySoCalledLife.''



* Most of Claire's love interests on ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. She was dark in a way, but beautiful, kind and caring and a magnet for all the troubled boys. Her mother lampshades it by saying that she's an angel, so naturally, they are attracted to her and want to be "saved" and redeemed. However, the real question was why Caire felt compelled to start a relationship with them, knowing how messy it would be.

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%%* Jo from ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' is a woman.
* ''Series/TheFinder'': Willa is often in trouble with the law but is shown to have a softer side.
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Daniel Desario is a Creator/JamesDean-looking, scholasticly-challenged heart breaker from the wrong side of the tracks, yet manages to have both female leads wanting him.
* ''Series/FridayNightLights'': Tim Riggins is a drunkard and the resident MrFanservice.
* 'Series/GilmoreGirls'': Jess arrived fresh out of the rougher side of New York, and horrified the idyllic, small-town Stars Hollow with his rebelliousness, rudeness and prank-pulling. He also carried a lot of personal baggage from his DisappearedDad, neglectful, unstable mother and her rounds of scummy boyfriends and husbands. That said, he turned out to be very intelligent and a total bookworm which was enough for good-girl, straight-A student Rory to fall for him despite his issues. He also did genuinely care about her and his uncle Luke, although he was terrible at showing it. After being [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]] he returned in the sixth season having shed most of his troubled aspects, matured greatly, actually learned to communicate and reconnected with Rory and Luke.
* ''Series/HappyDays'': Fonzie, token bad boy of the show (BadassBiker, leather jacket, and all) and resident ChickMagnet. Some early episodes has him coaching the boys on how to act this way in order to arouse female interest.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House. both in-universe women seem to adore him unless he does show his DrJerk tendencies. He has lots of emotional baggage from his past relationships, abusive father, and his chronic pain in leg. He is played by Hugh Laurie who is TallDarkAndHandsome with deep blue eyes and sense of humour.
%%* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Sawyer fits backwards and forwards. Eventually, Jack catches up to him, though he loses some of his cuteness by [[{{Wangst}} crying all the time]].
* ''Series/NipTuck'': Christian Troy is shallow, sex-obsessed, and in the habit of treating his sex partners like dirt -- but he's also handsome, successful, and ''really'' good in bed, plus the [[FreudianExcuse unexpected vulnerable streak]].
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Played for laughs with Bud Bundy. He tries to create different troubled but cute persona's to get young women, like his infamous [[PrettyFlyforaWhiteGuy Grand Master B character.]] The funny thing is, it mostly works until one of the family members interrupt and reveal his true character.
* ''Series/MIHigh'': Oscar Cole, although [[spoiler:his dad eventually came back and his mum was put into prison for good, so life got better from there]].
%%* ''MySoCalledLife'': Jordan Catalano
* ''Series/{{Nashville}}'': Is Juliette troubled? Let's see... brought up by a seriously damaged mother solo, developed a tough shell to get through her personal and professional life, is difficult to work with, has a truly heroic capacity for the demon drink, and did not take well to motherhood ("''Gimme the damn baby!''") to the extent of having to go into rehab? Yep, troubled... but also damn talented, not intentionally evil, and capable of love. But is she cute? Girl, please - she's played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere...
* ''Series/TheOC'': Ryan is a troubled teen from Chino with ParentalIssues, and abandonment issues who is also MrFanservice, has a good heart and attracts some female characters.
%% * Rare female Amber Braverman from ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'':
** Caleb is a reformed bad boy with a troubled family history, also a badass hacker, and quite attractive and charming.
** Toby is a motorcycle-riding MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold who has a relationship with one of the main girls.
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'': Jughead is a snarky, apathetic, self-described "outsider" who lives in a trailer with a criminal father. However Betty falls in love with him despite his SugarAndIcePersonality. In fact the character is supposed to be an "emo heartthrob".
* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': Mark is an extremely handsome tough guy, mechanic expert, with frequent disregard of authority. The basis for Becky's relationship with Mark is his rebellious nature.
%%* Michael on ''{{Roswell}}''.
%% * ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': First Lady Mellie Grant.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Dr. Cox. Troubled? He perpetually sees a shrink, regularly abuses the people he cares about, and is in love with a woman that he hates. Cute? He appears to be the only doctor in the place that regularly exercises. Plus, he's very proud of being forty and retaining all of his hair. Cox's violent temper wins over him being a perfectionist. The cute/honorable part is that his perfectionism is over saving his patients' lives.
%%* Ricky from ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', who has one of the biggest {{Freudian Excuse}}s ever seen.
* ''Series/SixFeetUnder'':
Most of Claire's love interests on ''Series/SixFeetUnder''.interests. She was dark in a way, but beautiful, kind and caring and a magnet for all the troubled boys. Her mother lampshades it by saying that she's an angel, so naturally, they are attracted to her and want to be "saved" and redeemed. However, the real question was why Caire felt compelled to start a relationship with them, knowing how messy it would be.



* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
** Derek.
** Scott.
* Nick and Jake on ''Series/TheSecretCircle''.
%% * ''Series/VeronicaMars'' RUNS on this trope, plus a good helping of BreakTheCutie.
%% ** Logan.
%% ** Weevil, a gangster who loves his grandma and falls for a blonde.
%% ** Duncan, who had to go through being told his girlfriend was [[spoiler: probably his sister]] and a mental disorder, and, at least for a while, thinking he had killed his sister.
%% ** Given that Veronica herself falls into the female version of this trope.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'':
** Dylan, very close to being a TropeCodifier. On top of being a LonelyRichKid, he has problems with his con-artist father and New Age hippie mother, and is an occasional alcoholic and drug user. This doesn't stop viewers from seeing him as the show's BreakoutCharacter and residential heartthrob.
** Liam especially as they're now setting him up for a fling with good-girl protagonist Annie. It also helps that he is an {{Expy}} of Dylan.
* Gregory House of ''Series/{{House}}'', both in-universe women seem to adore him unless he does show his DrJerk tendencies. He has lots of emotional baggage from his past relationships, abusive father, and his chronic pain in leg. He is played by Hugh Laurie who is TallDarkAndHandsome with deep blue eyes and sense of humour.
* Michael on ''{{Roswell}}''.
* Jess on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', who arrived fresh out of the rougher side of New York, and horrified the idyllic, small-town Stars Hollow with his rebelliousness, rudeness and prank-pulling. He also carried a lot of personal baggage from his DisappearedDad, neglectful, unstable mother and her rounds of scummy boyfriends and husbands. That said, he turned out to be very intelligent and a total bookworm which was enough for good-girl, straight-A student Rory to fall for him despite his issues. He also did genuinely care about her and his uncle Luke, although he was terrible at showing it. After being [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]] he returned in the sixth season having shed most of his troubled aspects, matured greatly, actually learned to communicate and reconnected with Rory and Luke.
* Christian Troy on ''Series/NipTuck''. He's shallow, sex-obsessed, and in the habit of treating his sex partners like dirt -- but he's also handsome, successful, and ''really'' good in bed, plus the [[FreudianExcuse unexpected vulnerable streak]].
* Caleb and Toby from ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''.
%% * Dean from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', and it didn't take long for his brother Sam to catch up. Castiel also fell into this before too long, further proving that [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys improbably good-looking men]] angsting a lot is kind of the show's main draw.
* Jo from ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' is a woman.
* Ryan Atwood from ''Series/TheOC''.
* Shawn Hunter in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. The rampart trailer park trash jokes started as innocent and one dimensional character traits. Then, for a good while from season two onward, it seemed like every other episode was a Shawn pity-party fest. And he got girls to boot.
* Hyde on ''Series/That70sShow''.
* Tim Riggins on ''Series/FridayNightLights'', who is a drunkard and the resident MrFanservice.
* Daniel Desario from ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' is a Creator/JamesDean-looking, scholasticly-challenged heart breaker from the wrong side of the tracks, yet manages to have both female leads wanting him
* Ricky from ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', who has one of the biggest {{Freudian Excuse}}s ever seen. %%%% TROPERS and READERS will wonder what the excuse is.%%%%
* Mark and David from ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.
%% EXAMPLE INDENTATION!! * Dean from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' is painted with this trope in mind, but Alex Russo pulls it off much better. Alex manages this without being a BrokenBird, as a part of her CoolLoser goal and charm.
* Mitchell from ''Series/BeingHuman''. He's TheAtoner. Then he's the [[spoiler:BigBad]]. Things get pretty messy.
%% * Rare female Amber Braverman from ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* Cole Turner from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* Oscar Cole of ''Series/MIHigh'', although [[spoiler:his dad eventually came back and his mum was put into prison for good, so life got better from there]].
* Some early episodes of ''Series/HappyDays'' show Fonzie coaching the boys on how to act this way in order to arouse female interest.
* Stefan, Damon from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
** Jeremy also applies.
* Willa from ''Series/TheFinder'' is often in trouble with the law but is shown to have a softer side.
* Neal Caffrey of ''Series/WhiteCollar''. Troubled is a given, considering he's a con artist and everything, and cute... well, just look at those eyes.
* Played for laughs with Bud Bundy from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. He tries to create different troubled but cute persona's to get young women, like his infamous [[PrettyFlyforaWhiteGuy Grand Master B character.]] The funny thing is, it mostly works until one of the family members interrupt and reveal his true character.
%% * ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': First Lady Mellie Grant.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Both Oliver Queen and Roy Harper.
** The former is a traumatized survivor of a shipwreck that left him stranded on an island; he's self loathing, has lost most of his former social skills, and is plagued by guilt, both survivors guilt and guilt for hurting his ex girlfriend, who he's still in love with. He's also a SexGod of sorts.
** Roy Harper is a brooding orphan who's spent his life fighting to survive poverty and looking out for himself, is a petty crook that most write off as a thug, and like Oliver he's a self-loathing bag of guilt with no social skills [[BigDamnHeroes who always looks out to help others when he can.]]
* Logan Echolls from ''Series/VeronicaMars'' ReallyGetsAround (not to mention manages to be an on-again, off-again boyfriend for the title character). He's an entitled rich kid prone to [[DeathSeeker self-destructive behavior]] and [[TheBully bullying]], who winds up as a murder suspect with alarming regularity and has some serious [[AbusiveParents daddy issues]] - but also [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]] and good timing for BigDamnHeroes moments.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
** Derek.
** Scott.
*
%%* ''Series/TheSecretCircle'': Nick and Jake on ''Series/TheSecretCircle''.
%% * ''Series/VeronicaMars'' RUNS on this trope, plus a good helping of BreakTheCutie.
%% ** Logan.
%% ** Weevil, a gangster who loves his grandma and falls for a blonde.
%% ** Duncan, who had to go through being told his girlfriend was [[spoiler: probably his sister]] and a mental disorder, and, at least for a while, thinking he had killed his sister.
%% ** Given that Veronica herself falls into the female version of this trope.
* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'':
** Dylan, very close to being a TropeCodifier. On top of being a LonelyRichKid, he has problems with his con-artist father and New Age hippie mother, and is an occasional alcoholic and drug user. This doesn't stop viewers from seeing him as the show's BreakoutCharacter and residential heartthrob.
** Liam especially as they're now setting him up for a fling with good-girl protagonist Annie. It also helps that he is an {{Expy}} of Dylan.
* Gregory House of ''Series/{{House}}'', both in-universe women seem to adore him unless he does show his DrJerk tendencies. He has lots of emotional baggage from his past relationships, abusive father, and his chronic pain in leg. He is played by Hugh Laurie who is TallDarkAndHandsome with deep blue eyes and sense of humour.
* Michael on ''{{Roswell}}''.
* Jess on ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', who arrived fresh out of the rougher side of New York, and horrified the idyllic, small-town Stars Hollow with his rebelliousness, rudeness and prank-pulling. He also carried a lot of personal baggage from his DisappearedDad, neglectful, unstable mother and her rounds of scummy boyfriends and husbands. That said, he turned out to be very intelligent and a total bookworm which was enough for good-girl, straight-A student Rory to fall for him despite his issues. He also did genuinely care about her and his uncle Luke, although he was terrible at showing it. After being [[PutOnABus put him on a bus]] he returned in the sixth season having shed most of his troubled aspects, matured greatly, actually learned to communicate and reconnected with Rory and Luke.
* Christian Troy on ''Series/NipTuck''. He's shallow, sex-obsessed, and in the habit of treating his sex partners like dirt -- but he's also handsome, successful, and ''really'' good in bed, plus the [[FreudianExcuse unexpected vulnerable streak]].
* Caleb and Toby from ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars''.
%% *
Jake
%%* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'':
%%** Jax Teller.
%%** Opie.
%%*
Dean from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', and it didn't take long for his brother Sam to catch up. Castiel also fell into this before too long, further proving that [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys improbably good-looking men]] angsting a lot is kind of the show's main draw.
* Jo from ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' ''Series/That70sShow'': Hyde is a woman.
* Ryan Atwood from ''Series/TheOC''.
* Shawn Hunter in ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. The rampart trailer park trash jokes started as innocent
delinquent with parental abandonment issues but still sleeps around and one dimensional character traits. Then, for has a good while from season two onward, it seemed like every other episode was a Shawn pity-party fest. And he got girls to boot.
* Hyde on ''Series/That70sShow''.
* Tim Riggins on ''Series/FridayNightLights'', who is a drunkard and the resident MrFanservice.
* Daniel Desario from ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' is a Creator/JamesDean-looking, scholasticly-challenged heart breaker from the wrong side of the tracks, yet manages to have both female leads wanting him
* Ricky from ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'', who has one of the biggest {{Freudian Excuse}}s ever seen. %%%% TROPERS and READERS will wonder what the excuse is.%%%%
* Mark and David from ''Series/{{Roseanne}}''.
%% EXAMPLE INDENTATION!! * Dean from ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' is painted with this trope in mind, but Alex Russo pulls it off much better. Alex manages this without being a BrokenBird, as a part of her CoolLoser goal and charm.
* Mitchell from ''Series/BeingHuman''. He's TheAtoner. Then
heart. In Jackie's eyes, he's the [[spoiler:BigBad]]. Things get pretty messy.
%% * Rare female Amber Braverman from ''Series/{{Parenthood}}''
* Cole Turner from ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* Oscar Cole of ''Series/MIHigh'', although [[spoiler:his dad eventually came back and his mum was put into prison for good, so life got better from there]].
* Some early episodes of ''Series/HappyDays'' show Fonzie coaching the boys on how to act
definitely this way trope.
%%* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
%%** Derek.
%%** Scott.
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'':
** Stefan and Damon, attractive male vampires with DarkAndTroubledPast who fall
in order to arouse female interest.
* Stefan, Damon from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries''.
** Jeremy also applies.
* Willa from ''Series/TheFinder'' is often in trouble
love with the law but is shown to have a softer side.
* Neal Caffrey of ''Series/WhiteCollar''. Troubled is a given, considering he's a con artist and everything, and cute... well, just look at those eyes.
* Played for laughs with Bud Bundy from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. He tries to create different troubled but cute persona's to get young women, like his infamous [[PrettyFlyforaWhiteGuy Grand Master B character.]] The funny thing is, it mostly works until one of the family members interrupt and reveal his true character.
%% * ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': First Lady Mellie Grant.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Both Oliver Queen and Roy Harper.
**
main heroine. The former is a traumatized survivor of a shipwreck that left him stranded on an island; he's self loathing, has lost most the "stoic and brooding" variant, the latter is the "dangerous yet charming" JerkWithAHeartOfGold variant.
** Elena's brother Jeremy. EmoTeen, TheStoner, struggling with the death
of his former social skills, parents and is plagued by guilt, both survivors guilt other tragedies, very sweet and guilt for hurting romantic towards his ex girlfriend, who he's still in love with. He's also a SexGod of sorts.
** Roy Harper is a brooding orphan who's spent
all his life fighting to survive poverty and looking out for himself, is a petty crook that most write off as a thug, and like Oliver he's a self-loathing bag of guilt with no social skills [[BigDamnHeroes who always looks out to help others when he can.]]
girlfriends.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
**
Logan Echolls from ''Series/VeronicaMars'' ReallyGetsAround (not to mention manages to be an on-again, off-again boyfriend for the title character). He's an entitled rich kid prone to [[DeathSeeker self-destructive behavior]] and [[TheBully bullying]], who winds up as a murder suspect with alarming regularity and has some serious [[AbusiveParents daddy issues]] - but also [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a heart of gold]] and good timing for BigDamnHeroes moments.



* Jeff from ''{{Series/Community}}''. Has attracted the attention of every female main character, as well as several one shot girls and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim a few guys]], but he's narcissistic, moody, has anger issues, a drinking problem and when it comes down to it is a severely depressed broken man.
* Is ''Series/{{Nashville}}'''s Juliette troubled? Let's see... brought up by a seriously damaged mother solo, developed a tough shell to get through her personal and professional life, is difficult to work with, has a truly heroic capacity for the demon drink, and did not take well to motherhood ("''Gimme the damn baby!''") to the extent of having to go into rehab? Yep, troubled... but also damn talented, not intentionally evil, and capable of love. But is she cute? Girl, please - she's played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere...
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
** Matt Murdock is troubled. Blinded in a car accident when he was nine, father was killed a year later for refusing to take a dive, spent fifteen months being trained by a sensei, etc. Troubled, but his good looks make him great at charming women like Karen and Elektra.
** Karen Page, who has a sweet and compassionate exterior, but has had to endure lots of hardships along the way

to:

* Jeff from ''{{Series/Community}}''. Has attracted the attention ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Daryl Dixon grew up in a poor and abusive family, is kind of every female main character, an aloof and brooding loner, as well as several one shot girls a tough and [[EvenTheGuysWantHim a few guys]], aggressive fighter, but is extremely loyal and caring towards the people who are close to him, and often shows his kind and vulnerable side. He becomes the show's BreakoutCharacter, especially after his CharacterDevelopment in season 2.
* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': Neal Caffrey. Troubled is a given, considering
he's narcissistic, moody, has anger issues, a drinking problem con artist and when it comes down to it is a severely depressed broken man.
* Is ''Series/{{Nashville}}'''s Juliette troubled? Let's see... brought up by a seriously damaged mother solo, developed a tough shell to get through her personal
everything, and professional life, cute... well, just look at those eyes.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
** Alex's boyfriend Dean
is difficult painted with this trope in mind, he's supposed to work with, has be a truly heroic capacity for "bad boy" but the demon drink, and did not take well to motherhood ("''Gimme the damn baby!''") to the extent of having to go into rehab? Yep, troubled... but also damn talented, not intentionally evil, and capable of love. But is she cute? Girl, please - she's played by Creator/HaydenPanettiere...
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
worst thing he does is....temporary tattoos.
** Matt Murdock is troubled. Blinded in a car accident when he was nine, father was killed a year later for refusing to take a dive, spent fifteen months Alex Russo pulls it off much better. She manages this without being trained by a sensei, etc. Troubled, but his good looks make him great at charming women like Karen BrokenBird, as a part of her rebellious CoolLoser status and Elektra.
** Karen Page, who has a sweet and compassionate exterior, but has had to endure lots of hardships along the way
charm.
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