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17th Apr '17 7:35:25 PM Kaleidostorm
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* Captain Olimar in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.

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* Captain Olimar in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer It helps that every time he goes there he is accompanied by adorable little carrot people and loots enough treasure to accumulate more wealth than entire some countries.
17th Apr '17 7:32:53 PM Kaleidostorm
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* Captain Olimar in''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.

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* Captain Olimar in''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.
17th Apr '17 7:32:33 PM Kaleidostorm
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* Captain Olimar in''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.
2nd Apr '17 5:18:39 PM nombretomado
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* Marona in the [=PS2=]/[=Wii=] game ''PhantomBrave''. Feared for her ability to summon ghosts, her neighbors all send her hate mail and bilking her pay when they hire her to save them from monsters, and yet she's still unwaveringly kind to them, even though they [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treat her like crap]]. [[TheWoobie She cries when she's alone, though]].

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* Marona in the [=PS2=]/[=Wii=] game ''PhantomBrave''.''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''. Feared for her ability to summon ghosts, her neighbors all send her hate mail and bilking her pay when they hire her to save them from monsters, and yet she's still unwaveringly kind to them, even though they [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treat her like crap]]. [[TheWoobie She cries when she's alone, though]].
18th Jan '17 9:50:48 PM JakesBrain
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* One of the major songs from the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBbRJoHTJAM ''Pollyanna'']], and the lyrics are from the perspective of, well, a Pollyanna. This isn't obvious in the games (Especially the first two, which have minimal character dialogue), but there is a small theme about keeping happy no matter what happens to you.

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* One of the major songs from the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBbRJoHTJAM ''Pollyanna'']], and the lyrics are from the perspective of, well, a Pollyanna. This isn't obvious in the games (Especially the first two, which have minimal character dialogue), but there is a small theme about keeping happy no matter what happens to you.you, and no matter who calls you naive.



* Played to tragic effect in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. On a KillEmAll playthrough, when you meet [[WakeUpCallBoss Papyrus]], [[spoiler:he'll approach you with friendship and mercy and try to redeem you in the hope that you can still be a good person if you only tried. Even when mortally wounded and about to die, with his last breath he will ''still'' encourage you to try and do the right thing.]] Popular consensus is that this is far more of a TearJerker than any amount of [[BreakTheCutie breaking him]], and many players report resetting the game at this point.

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* Played to tragic effect in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. On a KillEmAll playthrough, when you meet [[WakeUpCallBoss Papyrus]], [[spoiler:he'll approach you with friendship and mercy and try to redeem you in the hope that you can still be a good person if you only tried. Even when mortally wounded and about to die, with his last breath he will ''still'' encourage you to try and do the right thing.]] Popular consensus is that this is far more of a TearJerker than any amount of [[BreakTheCutie breaking him]], and many players report resetting the game at this point.point, [[spoiler:which is probably exactly the "right thing" he was talking about.]]
12th Dec '16 5:50:30 PM KingLyger
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* Vyse from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' never seems to let the overwhelming odds of what he's getting himself into bother him. He consistently [[ShutUpHannibal shuts down anyone who tries to bring him down]], follows his own heroic code, and is very thoroughly a MagneticHero. [[spoiler:When his base gets destroyed, he tells his crew that it's a new opportunity to build it up even better. Nothing gets Vyse down for long.]]
25th Nov '16 9:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* Claudia from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'': She's an orphan, [[LastOfHisKind the last Agarthian alive]], a mere child despite being Really700YearsOld and a lonely, [[CuteMute mute young girl]] scraping her life along with [[ABoyAndHisDog her Guardian Golem]]. Also, [[spoiler: she's [[DoomedByCanon fated to die at your hands]] to save humanity from evil]]. Despite this barrage of sadness she's cheery, lively and literally prances towards her fate with a sunny disposition, well knowing her hardships were worth the prize.

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* Claudia from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'': She's an orphan, [[LastOfHisKind the last Agarthian alive]], a mere child despite being Really700YearsOld and a lonely, [[CuteMute mute young girl]] scraping her life along with [[ABoyAndHisDog [[ABoyAndHisX her Guardian Golem]]. Also, [[spoiler: she's [[DoomedByCanon fated to die at your hands]] to save humanity from evil]]. Despite this barrage of sadness she's cheery, lively and literally prances towards her fate with a sunny disposition, well knowing her hardships were worth the prize.
24th Aug '16 8:42:20 AM Willbyr
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* ''CorpseParty'' has Seiko Shinohara. [[MissingMom Her mother disappeared a few years earlier]], leaving her to [[PromotionToParent take care of her siblings]] while her father worked, but she's still pretty cheery (though it's implied that it's [[StepfordSmiler something of a coping mechanism]]), even when she's pulled into the hellish dimension of Tenjin Elementary School. [[spoiler:This bites her in the ass when her friend [[{{Tsundere}} Naomi]], after a close brush with a ghost, calls her creepy for being so cheerful in the midst of their terrible situation. They argue and separate. Seiko calms down pretty quickly and gets ready to send Naomi a text apologizing for their fight, only to be confronted by something. When Naomi next finds her, it's in a stall in the girl's bathroom. Hanging from a support beam. Oh, and Naomi later finds out that the person who hung Seiko in the bathroom was ''her'' being controlled, meaning the last thing Seiko saw was her best friend kick a bucket out from under her. Naomi damn near crosses the DespairEventHorizon and succumbs to TheCorruption when [[HauntedTechnology receives a text from Seiko]], the same text that Seiko had been preparing to send her before she died. The text's title? [[TearJerker Re: No hard feelings]].]]

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* ''CorpseParty'' ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' has Seiko Shinohara. [[MissingMom Her mother disappeared a few years earlier]], leaving her to [[PromotionToParent take care of her siblings]] while her father worked, but she's still pretty cheery (though it's implied that it's [[StepfordSmiler something of a coping mechanism]]), even when she's pulled into the hellish dimension of Tenjin Elementary School. [[spoiler:This bites her in the ass when her friend [[{{Tsundere}} Naomi]], after a close brush with a ghost, calls her creepy for being so cheerful in the midst of their terrible situation. They argue and separate. Seiko calms down pretty quickly and gets ready to send Naomi a text apologizing for their fight, only to be confronted by something. When Naomi next finds her, it's in a stall in the girl's bathroom. Hanging from a support beam. Oh, and Naomi later finds out that the person who hung Seiko in the bathroom was ''her'' being controlled, meaning the last thing Seiko saw was her best friend kick a bucket out from under her. Naomi damn near crosses the DespairEventHorizon and succumbs to TheCorruption when [[HauntedTechnology receives a text from Seiko]], the same text that Seiko had been preparing to send her before she died. The text's title? [[TearJerker Re: No hard feelings]].]]
26th Jun '16 10:59:45 AM nombretomado
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* Imoen, from the ''BaldursGate'' games, especially the second one. Though at times very much vulnerable to BreakTheCutie, a few minutes later she would be right back to her old cheerful self. "It's just like old times... well, except for the torture and all."

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* Imoen, from the ''BaldursGate'' ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' games, especially the second one. Though at times very much vulnerable to BreakTheCutie, a few minutes later she would be right back to her old cheerful self. "It's just like old times... well, except for the torture and all."
7th Jun '16 6:10:03 PM Pseudoname
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* Sunny from ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''. She cheerfully interacts with every other hunter, regardless of how much they return the sentiment. She actually manages a degree of success, getting several of the more anti-social individuals to start trusting the team or at least come out of their shell. Even while in the middle of a hunt, she takes the time to talk about how cute some of the wildlife is.
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