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4th Jan '17 5:12:32 AM tommib27
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* Norman Bates and Dylan Masset from "Series/BatesMotel"
* Jesse Pinkman from "Series/BreakingBad"

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* Norman Bates and Dylan Masset from "Series/BatesMotel"
''Series/BatesMotel''.
* Jesse Pinkman from "Series/BreakingBad"''Series/BreakingBad''.
4th Jan '17 5:10:35 AM tommib27
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* Norman Bates and Dylan Masset from "Series/BatesMotel".

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* Norman Bates and Dylan Masset from "Series/BatesMotel"."Series/BatesMotel"



%% * Tim Riggins on ''Series/FridayNightLights'', who is a drunkard.

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%% * Tim Riggins on ''Series/FridayNightLights'', who is a drunkard.drunkard and the resident MrFanservice.
4th Jan '17 5:08:53 AM tommib27
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* Norman Bates and Dylan Masset from "Series/BatesMotel".
3rd Jan '17 7:23:47 PM Wyldchyld
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** Sasuke completely misses the look (or at least, the [[HollywoodDressCode dress code]]), though - that turtleneck, shorts, and kneesocks combination fairly scream "scrawny kid". Then again, {{Ninja}} are ''supposed'' to cultivate an unassuming personal appearance, even if, in fiction, [[HighlyVisibleNinja they usually don't]]. [[spoiler:He gets...better when he gets an [[BadAssLongCoat Akatsuki trench coat]] and a KillEmAll attitude later on.]]

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** Sasuke completely misses the look (or at least, the [[HollywoodDressCode dress code]]), though - that turtleneck, shorts, and kneesocks combination fairly scream "scrawny kid". Then again, {{Ninja}} are ''supposed'' to cultivate an unassuming personal appearance, even if, in fiction, [[HighlyVisibleNinja they usually don't]]. [[spoiler:He gets...better when he gets an [[BadAssLongCoat [[BadassLongCoat Akatsuki trench coat]] and a KillEmAll attitude later on.]]



* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', pre-[[StartOfDarkness supervillainy]] [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Erik Lehnsherr]] is a {{Badass}} [[NaziHunter Nazi-hunting]] ByronicHero with an intensely DarkAndTroubledPast (involving the Holocaust, loss of his parents, ''and'' being a victim of human experimentation) and bucketloads of trauma and cynicism. He also wears a leather jacket on a few occasions.

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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', pre-[[StartOfDarkness supervillainy]] [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} Erik Lehnsherr]] is a {{Badass}} [[NaziHunter Nazi-hunting]] ByronicHero with an intensely DarkAndTroubledPast (involving the Holocaust, loss of his parents, ''and'' being a victim of human experimentation) and bucketloads of trauma and cynicism. He also wears a leather jacket on a few occasions.



** Eli "Weevil" Navarro for a straighter "BadAss leather-clad biker from the wrong side of the tracks who is kinder than he lets on" example.

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** Eli "Weevil" Navarro for a straighter "BadAss "Badass leather-clad biker from the wrong side of the tracks who is kinder than he lets on" example.
31st Dec '16 8:57:35 PM nombretomado
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* Kyo Sohma from ''FruitsBasket'', an antisocial [[ArrogantKungFuGuy martial artist]] with DontYouDarePityMe attitude who's [[FoeYay obsessed with beating Yuki]]. Tohru seems to genuinely like him, though, and in his defense, he ''does'' have a good FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: his mother was DrivenToSuicide, his father rejected him completely after that, and being the cat of the Sohma clan has brought him lots of unhappiness, Akito's scorn, and an uncertain future.]]. His reason for obsessively trying to beat Yuki doesn't make him a bad guy at all: [[spoiler:Akito said that if he beat Yuki fairly (at anything), he won't be locked in isolation until he's dead.]] His general issues with Tohru are revealed at the very end of the manga to be the result of how [[spoiler:he could have stopped her mother Kyoko from being hit by the car, but grabbing her would have caused him to transform into a cat. He blamed himself for being a coward (a running theme in his CharacterDevelopment) and thought her dying words were her blaming him and telling him to stay away from Tohru (in reality, Kyoko was trying to ask him [[DeclarationOfProtection to protect Tohru]], but she was dying at that moment and couldn't finish).]]

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* Kyo Sohma from ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', an antisocial [[ArrogantKungFuGuy martial artist]] with DontYouDarePityMe attitude who's [[FoeYay obsessed with beating Yuki]]. Tohru seems to genuinely like him, though, and in his defense, he ''does'' have a good FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: his mother was DrivenToSuicide, his father rejected him completely after that, and being the cat of the Sohma clan has brought him lots of unhappiness, Akito's scorn, and an uncertain future.]]. His reason for obsessively trying to beat Yuki doesn't make him a bad guy at all: [[spoiler:Akito said that if he beat Yuki fairly (at anything), he won't be locked in isolation until he's dead.]] His general issues with Tohru are revealed at the very end of the manga to be the result of how [[spoiler:he could have stopped her mother Kyoko from being hit by the car, but grabbing her would have caused him to transform into a cat. He blamed himself for being a coward (a running theme in his CharacterDevelopment) and thought her dying words were her blaming him and telling him to stay away from Tohru (in reality, Kyoko was trying to ask him [[DeclarationOfProtection to protect Tohru]], but she was dying at that moment and couldn't finish).]]
8th Nov '16 6:14:27 AM fearlessnikki
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* Hollywood actor JamesDean is the definitive example here and possibly the TropeCodifier.

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* Hollywood actor JamesDean is As noted above, James Dean's two {{Star Making Role}}s put this trope on the definitive example here map. By all accounts, the man himself was slightly like that too. The author of ''East of Eden'' remarked upon meeting him "he ''is'' Cal", and possibly the TropeCodifier.director years later said "you couldn't not love a guy with that much pain in him". Julie Harris, who played Abra, reportedly found him crying in his trailer after filming had wrapped - because he was so overcome with emotion at finishing his first film.
8th Nov '16 6:11:40 AM fearlessnikki
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* Two famous characters played by Hollywood icon James Dean are the real {{Trope Codifier}}s here:
** Cal Trask from ''Literature/EastOfEden'' is an antisocial loner who believes himself to be the EvilTwin in comparison to his well-behaved brother Aron. Despite his oddness and mean-spirited attitude on occasion, all he wants is love from his father. This is reflected in Abra's attitude towards him; she at first finds him creepy, but then gets to spend time with him and sees he's NotSoDifferent.
** Jim Stark in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''. He opens the film getting hauled into the police station for underage drinking, and he freely participates in gang-related activities. But most of his problems stem from trouble at home, and he's a kind-hearted guy underneath it all. The bulk of the conflict comes from [[spoiler: him ducking gang members because he wants to go to the authorities about Buzz's death]].



* ''Film/ARoyalNightOut'' has LowerClassLout Jack Hodges - a WWII bomber boy who gets into fights and snarks his way through life. But he's a BrokenBird who had his idealism shattered by the war, and the deaths of his many friends.



%% * AntiHero Edmund Pevensie from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.

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%% * AntiHero Edmund Pevensie from ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. It's played up far more in the film, which implies he became troubled as a result of his father having to serve in World War II and Peter's BigBrotherBully tendencies (the book suggests it stems from bad influences at school).
5th Nov '16 11:59:26 AM animenutcase
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* Zelos Wilder from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': he's a young, playful womanizer with long, red hair, flirting with every woman and having a bunch of Fangirls (his "Hunnies"). But later in the game, it is revealed that [[spoiler:he never had any real parents, his father was absent due to his forced marriage to Zelos' mother, who states that he "should never have been born". This made him develop a great self-loathing and the feeling of worthlessness. In the superficial society of Meltokio, he was forced to lock his emotions away, therefore adapting to their expectations. This made him becoming the playful, careless guy he pretends to be]].

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* Zelos Wilder from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'': he's a young, playful womanizer with long, red hair, flirting with every woman and having a bunch of Fangirls (his "Hunnies"). But later in the game, it is revealed that [[spoiler:he never had any real parents, his father was absent due to his forced marriage to Zelos' mother, who states stated that he "should never have been born".born" in her dying moments. This made him develop a great self-loathing and the feeling of worthlessness. In the superficial society of Meltokio, he was forced to lock his emotions away, therefore adapting to their expectations. This made him becoming the playful, careless guy he pretends to be]].
30th Oct '16 11:54:41 PM tommib27
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%% * Patrick Verona from ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''. However, [[spoiler: as we learn later, he is more in the line of "he doesn't deny any of this, so it must be true". He does stay away from most of his peers, but that's mostly because he just does have different tastes. Kate is the real Troubled But Cute, with her open disgust of the people around her and with her "the reason I am so angry at everyone" backstory.]]

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%% * Patrick Verona from ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''. However, [[spoiler: as we learn later, he is more in the line of "he doesn't deny any of this, so it must be true". He does stay away from most of his peers, but that's mostly because he just does have different tastes. Kate is the real Troubled But Cute, with her open disgust of the people around her and with her "the reason I am so angry at everyone" backstory.]]



%% * 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.

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%% * 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.



* Zayn Malik.

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* Former {{Music/OneDirection}} member Zayn Malik.Malik definitely fits especially with his anxiety problems now.
30th Oct '16 5:58:18 AM tommib27
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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice: Superboy, and Artemis is a female example.

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* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice: ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Superboy, and Artemis is a rare female example.
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