History PlayingWith / DirtyCoward

16th Nov '17 1:56:38 PM rdococ
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* '''Deconstructed''': Bob's cowardice originates from his own insecurities, laziness, and lack of confidence in his own ability. He is more capable than he thinks he is, and he eventually [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] when [[MagicFeather convinced that he has been made braver]] or [[CorneredRattlesnake placed in a situation where he can't run]].

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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Bob's cowardice originates from his own insecurities, laziness, and lack of confidence in his own ability. He is more capable than he thinks he is, and he eventually [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] when [[MagicFeather convinced that he has been made braver]] or [[CorneredRattlesnake placed in a situation where he can't run]].run]].
** [[FishOutOfWater Bob]] is a completely ordinary person that has been dragged into the quest. Of course he's not prepared to risk his life for others, or fight a villain as evil as Evulz. The heroes don't realize that, though, and brand him a coward, which makes him feel ashamed.
21st Jul '17 9:00:13 PM infernape612
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** Bob runs away from a threat, but [[ChangedMyMindKid has a stroke of conscience and returns]].
3rd Jul '17 2:12:47 AM infernape612
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Run shamelessly for your life back to DirtyCoward

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Run shamelessly for your life back to DirtyCowardDirtyCoward.
5th Apr '17 4:46:43 AM Luigifan
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** Bob has had numerous bad experiences to the point that he views bravery as practically suicidal and views his own cowardice as [[KnowWhenToFoldEm plain good sense]]. He considers himself a pragmatist, not a coward.

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** Bob has had [[TraumaCongaLine numerous bad experiences experiences]], to the point that he views bravery as practically suicidal and views his own cowardice as [[KnowWhenToFoldEm plain good sense]]. He considers himself a pragmatist, not a coward.


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*** For instance, Bob may ''appear'' to be running away from a battle, but he's actually maneuvering around the battlefield so he can sneak up on the enemy and catch them by surprise.
15th Aug '15 7:59:34 PM Luigifan
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** Bob's lack of fear leads him to do some pretty heinous things as he does not care for the consequences of his actions.

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** Bob's lack of fear leads him to do some pretty heinous things things, as he does not care for the consequences of his actions.



** Bob isn't fleeing because he is afraid of a threat but because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he needed the time to take care of a far greater threat.]]

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** Bob isn't fleeing because he is afraid of a threat threat, but because [[IDidWhatIHadToDo he needed the time to take care of a far greater threat.]]



** Alternatively, Bob does become legitimately dangerous... But not in a good way, and there's certainly nothing brave or heroic about it. He simply attempts to slaughter anything or anyone he thinks might be a threat to himself or those he cares about (if he cares about anyone else) whenever he can take them by surprise.
** Bob was to afraid to do his duties as a mole, and he only sold out the heroes when he had a perfect chance.

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** Alternatively, Bob does become legitimately dangerous... But but not in a good way, and there's certainly nothing brave or heroic about it. He simply attempts to slaughter anything or anyone he thinks might be a threat to himself or those he cares about (if he cares about anyone else) whenever he can take them by surprise.
** Bob was to too afraid to do his duties as a mole, and he only sold out the heroes when he had a perfect chance.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob starts out as a shameless DirtyCoward, but either discovers or [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre is told]] that he is capable of [[HeelFaceTurn real courage and heroism]]. While Bob continues to be cautious and [[LovableCoward runs from anything he can't handle himself]], he has become a more productive member of the team, [[CowardlyLion is genuinely brave when the chips are down]] and is treated with respect.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob starts out as a shameless DirtyCoward, but either discovers or [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre is told]] that he is capable of [[HeelFaceTurn real courage and heroism]]. While Bob continues to be cautious and [[LovableCoward runs from anything he can't handle himself]], he has become a more productive member of the team, [[CowardlyLion is genuinely brave when the chips are down]] down]], and is treated with respect.
21st Nov '14 7:37:26 AM 313Bluestreak
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** Bob was forcibly dragged along against his will by the rest of the group, despite his constant and repeated protests that he couldn't help them. Knowing that he's in way over his head, and feeling no loyalty to the idiots who got him into this mess in the first place, Bob cuts out and abandons them at the first chance he gets.

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** Bob was [[TheDragAlong forcibly dragged along against his will by the rest of the group, group]], despite his constant and repeated protests that he couldn't help them. Knowing that he's in way over his head, and feeling no loyalty to the idiots who got him into this mess in the first place, Bob [[OptOut cuts out and abandons them at the first chance he gets.gets]].



** We need a foil to [[VillainousValour the evil but brave]] Emperor Evulz.

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** We "We need a foil to [[VillainousValour the evil but brave]] Emperor Evulz."
** The writer wants to make AnAesop where being fearful can be harmful to others.



* '''Conversed''': "Bob is so cowardly it disgusts me." "Yeah, I bet he'll betray us eventually."

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* '''Conversed''': "Bob is so cowardly it disgusts me." "Yeah, I bet he'll betray us the team eventually."
26th Aug '14 10:10:09 AM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': A character is cowardly to the point of harming others.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character is cowardly to the point of harming being disgustingly harmful to others.
26th Aug '14 9:06:39 AM 313Bluestreak
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'''Basic Trope''': A character is cowardly to the point of being disgusting.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character is cowardly to the point of being disgusting.harming others.
10th Feb '14 4:55:00 PM BibsDibs
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** Bob's a LoveableCoward.

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** Bob's a LoveableCoward.LovableCoward.
10th Feb '14 4:54:30 PM BibsDibs
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* '''Inverted''': Bob is a FearlessFool who attacks the enemy even when running away would actually be a better idea.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Bob is a FearlessFool who attacks the enemy even when running away would actually be a better idea.idea.
** Bob's lack of fear leads him to do some pretty heinous things as he does not care for the consequences of his actions.



* '''Averted''': Bob isn't cowardly at all.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Bob isn't cowardly at all.all.
** Bob's a LoveableCoward.
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