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25th Mar '17 8:43:16 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': [[Creator/DeborahAnnWoll Karen Page]] is possibly the most idealistic of the protagonists, and this manifests in her determinator style dedication to bringing down Wilson Fisk. It's dangerous, and it doesn't pay well (Karen ends up being forced to kill James Wesley, while allies like Ben Urich and Elena Cardenas get killed), but she knows it needs to happen because Fisk is a dangerous criminal.
22nd Mar '17 12:45:37 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The eponymous character is ridiculously cheery despite the CrapsaccharineWorld she lives in.
7th Mar '17 10:53:40 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** At the beginning of the series, Sansa thinks she is going to be a fairy tale princess and that Joffrey is her PrinceCharming. She loses more and more of her illusions after her father is executed and she's kept as a hostage in King's Landing. In Season 6, she tells Jon that she'd like to go back in time and smack her younger self for being so stupid.
** Eddard Stark is wise in war and justice, but is totally surprised by the amount of intrigue and corruption infecting capital politics.
** As a child, Littlefinger was one of these. After all, the small and lowborn yet intelligent hero always gets the girl, right?
12th Feb '17 1:04:27 PM bt8257
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A character who is far too idealistic for his or her own good.

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A character who is far ''far'' too idealistic for his or her their own good.
30th Dec '16 6:49:11 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Series/{{Medici}}'': Piero De Medici seems to genuinely not comprehend that the politics and justice of Florence are managed through an elaborate web of bribes, favors, threats and blackmail, unlike the rest of his family. Never is this clearer than when he speaks in defense of his father, Cosimo, at his trial. Piero spends days researching to find some scrap of evidence to unravel the case against his father, only to have the document he finds dismissed as a forgery.
19th Dec '16 9:45:23 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has a deconstruction in Ted. Ted is a man who sees love and relationships through rose colored glasses. He believes there's only one person for him out there, that will be completely perfect for him and that relationships, when is with your "The One", are easy and free of conflict. This is something that his future self actually lampshades to be unrealistic and that he ended up facing a lot of hardships because of this belief.
28th Oct '16 4:22:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': Musashi Tomoe in the original manga combined this trope with WrongGenreSavvy. After meeting Ryoma and co. for first time he insists on becoming a [[HumongousMecha Getter Robot]] pilot. When he is said he is not strong, sturdy and intelligent (or crazy) enough to pilot Getter (a task which is ''very'' taxing for both body and mind), he replies he has got the most important skill to become a mecha pilot: [[HotBlooded hot-bloodedness]]. Ryoma and Hayato wondered if he was serious. Apparently nobody told him that ''Manga/GetterRobo'' is a CosmicHorrorStory and GoNagai and Creator/KenIshikawa HumongousMecha mangas (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'') [[UnbuiltTrope are way darker]] than [[LighterAndSofter the idealistic fare of later series]] that the genre would be stereotyped with.

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* ''Manga/GetterRobo'': Musashi Tomoe in the original manga combined this trope with WrongGenreSavvy. After meeting Ryoma and co. for first time he insists on becoming a [[HumongousMecha Getter Robot]] pilot. When he is said he is not strong, sturdy and intelligent (or crazy) enough to pilot Getter (a task which is ''very'' taxing for both body and mind), he replies he has got the most important skill to become a mecha pilot: [[HotBlooded hot-bloodedness]]. Ryoma and Hayato wondered if he was serious. Apparently nobody told him that ''Manga/GetterRobo'' is a CosmicHorrorStory and GoNagai Creator/GoNagai and Creator/KenIshikawa HumongousMecha mangas (''Anime/MazingerZ'', ''Manga/GetterRobo'', ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg'') [[UnbuiltTrope are way darker]] than [[LighterAndSofter the idealistic fare of later series]] that the genre would be stereotyped with.
17th Oct '16 4:49:29 PM nombretomado
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* Poor Sigurd from ''FireEmblemJugdral''. He charges into bandit territory to rescue his childhood friend, falls in love and marries a beautiful maiden, and some time later charges back into the fray to rescue another friend. Unfortunately, Augustria is ''way'' more political than Verdane and Sigurd's actions aren't seen as quite so heroic. [[FromBadToWorse And that's just the tip of the iceberg]].

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* Poor Sigurd from ''FireEmblemJugdral''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''. He charges into bandit territory to rescue his childhood friend, falls in love and marries a beautiful maiden, and some time later charges back into the fray to rescue another friend. Unfortunately, Augustria is ''way'' more political than Verdane and Sigurd's actions aren't seen as quite so heroic. [[FromBadToWorse And that's just the tip of the iceberg]].
17th Oct '16 2:59:14 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
10th Oct '16 10:21:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dorden, TheMedic of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: GauntsGhosts'' has aspects of this, in trying to adhere to ThouShaltNotKill and preventing Gaunt from carrying out necessary ShootTheDog despite their WorldHalfEmpty.

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* Dorden, TheMedic of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: GauntsGhosts'' Literature/GauntsGhosts'' has aspects of this, in trying to adhere to ThouShaltNotKill and preventing Gaunt from carrying out necessary ShootTheDog despite their WorldHalfEmpty.
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