History ThePollyanna / VisualNovels

20th Feb '16 2:41:45 AM EnjinSosei
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.
27th Aug '15 8:47:11 AM Willbyr
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* VisualNovel/FateStayNight: [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.

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* VisualNovel/FateStayNight: ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.



* Battler of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is yet another male example. He steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the existence of witches (or at least refuses to admit that they're causing the murders) in a universe that is not shy in its attempts to break him. As a Franchise/WhenTheyCry protagonist, being a {{Determinator}} is a requirement. The universe REALLY pushes it, though.

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* Battler of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is yet another male example. He steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the existence of witches (or at least refuses to admit that they're causing the murders) in a universe that is not shy in its attempts to break him. As a Franchise/WhenTheyCry protagonist, being a {{Determinator}} is a requirement. The universe REALLY pushes it, though.



* Shiki Tohno from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' [[spoiler:had his family slaughtered (although he doesn't remember this)]] and survived a fatal accident. He then started seeing lines everywhere and if touches them, he will destroy whatever object that line is on. He was about to go insane until he met Aoko who helped him cope with his problem. Because of that, he appreciates life more. Enough that the one thing he will not tolerate are [[BerserkButton monsters that take lives from others]].

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* Shiki Tohno from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' [[spoiler:had his family slaughtered (although he doesn't remember this)]] and survived a fatal accident. He then started seeing lines everywhere and if touches them, he will destroy whatever object that line is on. He was about to go insane until he met Aoko who helped him cope with his problem. Because of that, he appreciates life more. Enough that the one thing he will not tolerate are [[BerserkButton monsters that take lives from others]].
25th Mar '15 8:05:51 PM nombretomado
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* FateStayNight: [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.

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* FateStayNight: VisualNovel/FateStayNight: [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.
7th Sep '14 9:57:04 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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* Hershey in ''[[http://ooctaff.tumblr.com/post/96885519271/welcome-to-illusionary-trauma-trigger-warning Illusionary Trauma]]'' is full of this. [[spoiler:An attempt at deconstructing this was made by his inverted self showing him the corpses of his friends, though Hershey managed to hold it together because Kei was still barely alive when they escaped.]]
29th Jul '14 11:17:49 AM butterflygrrl
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* Sayaka in ''VisualNovel/{{Suika}}'', who is hated by virtually everyone in town for being too perceptive. Mie is horrified at how people normally treat her when they become friends because Sayaka is ''way'' nicer than everyone thinks.
17th Apr '14 5:19:11 AM SolidSonicTH
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** Athena Cykes continues the tradition, [[spoiler:having repressed the awful memory of her mother's death and possible involvement, using the tragedy to motivate her and exonerate the person who took the fall in her place]]. She puts up a strong front of an outgoing girl with a lot of energy and enthusiasm to mask her internal problems. Even at her darkest hour, [[spoiler:being led into custody]], she insists on sending her congratulations to the person she was replacing (whom she had helped defend in court), even though he says her eyes were still puffy and red from crying on the bus ride over.
13th Apr '14 9:51:43 AM Viira
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* Maya Fey from ''PhoenixWright'' rules this trope. [[spoiler: Her parents left her when she was very young, she's framed for her sister's murder, her aunt tries to frame her for ''another'' murder, she's kidnapped and starved for ransom, Dahlia Hawthorne tries to kill her in another murder plot by her aunt, AND her mother is killed in front of her by her sister's (former?) lover.]] And yet she still manages to be the perky sidekick almost all the time.
** Kay Faraday too, seeing as her [[spoiler: childhood friends Edgeworth and Gumshoe at first don't remember her, her dad was murdered when she was young, leaving her an orphan, and Calisto Yew turning her father's proud secret legacy into nothing more than a murderer and thief. Sure, she gets upset, but she always bounces back.]]

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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Maya Fey from ''PhoenixWright'' rules this trope. [[spoiler: Her parents left her when she was very young, she's framed for her sister's murder, her aunt tries to frame her for ''another'' murder, she's kidnapped and starved for ransom, Dahlia Hawthorne tries to kill her in another murder plot by her aunt, AND her mother is killed in front of her by her sister's (former?) lover.]] And yet she still manages to be the perky sidekick almost all the time.
** Kay Faraday too, seeing as her [[spoiler: childhood friends Edgeworth and Gumshoe at first don't remember her, her dad was murdered when she was young, leaving her an orphan, and Calisto Yew turning turned her father's proud secret legacy into nothing more than a murderer and thief. Sure, she gets upset, but she always bounces back.]]



** Maggey Byrde [[spoiler: has, in her own words, suffered every kind of accident, caught all sorts of illnesses, failed nearly every exam she's ever taken, and been framed for murder thrice, each time losing her job. Still cheery, though.]]
** My my, Ace Attorney loves this trope. Trucy Wright [[spoiler: has, by age 15, lost both parents, ends up supporting her deadbeat adoptive dad, rarely sees her much richer uncle, finds out her biological dad died and was partially responsible for ruining Phoenix's career. course, she's a GenkiGirl.]]
*** Although Trucy [[spoiler: might be closer to a far less drastic version of a StepfordSmiler since Phoenix reveals that her Pollyanna persona is, in some ways, just a front.]]
-->Phoenix: [[spoiler: "Because I'm the only one who knows how she really feels... on the inside."]]

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** Maggey Byrde [[spoiler: has, in her own words, suffered every kind of accident, caught all sorts of illnesses, failed nearly every exam she's ever taken, and been framed for murder thrice, each time losing her job. Still cheery, though.though.
** Trucy Wright [[spoiler: has, by age 15, lost both parents, ends up supporting her deadbeat adoptive dad, rarely sees her much richer uncle, and finds out her biological dad died and was partially responsible for ruining Phoenix's career. Of course, she's a GenkiGirl.]] Although Trucy [[spoiler: might be closer to a far less drastic version of a StepfordSmiler since Phoenix reveals that her Pollyanna persona is, in some ways, just a front.
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** My my, Ace Attorney loves this trope. Trucy Wright [[spoiler: has, by age 15, lost both parents, ends up supporting her deadbeat adoptive dad, rarely sees her much richer uncle, finds out her biological dad died and was partially responsible for ruining Phoenix's career. course, she's a GenkiGirl.]]
*** Although Trucy [[spoiler: might be closer to a far less drastic version of a StepfordSmiler since Phoenix reveals that her Pollyanna persona is, in some ways, just a front.]]
-->Phoenix:
--->'''Phoenix:''' [[spoiler: "Because I'm the only one who knows how she really feels... on the inside."]]
27th Jan '14 7:53:52 AM catmuto
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** Maggey Byrde [[spoiler: has, in her own words, suffered every kind of accident, caught all sorts of illnesses, failed nearly every exam she's ever taken, and been framed for murder thrice, each time losing her job and once losing her boyfriend. Still cheery, though.]]

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** Maggey Byrde [[spoiler: has, in her own words, suffered every kind of accident, caught all sorts of illnesses, failed nearly every exam she's ever taken, and been framed for murder thrice, each time losing her job and once losing her boyfriend.job. Still cheery, though.]]
7th Jul '13 2:22:12 PM nombretomado
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* Battler of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is yet another male example. He steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the existence of witches (or at least refuses to admit that they're causing the murders) in a universe that is not shy in its attempts to break him. As a WhenTheyCry protagonist, being a {{Determinator}} is a requirement. The universe REALLY pushes it, though.

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* Battler of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is yet another male example. He steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the existence of witches (or at least refuses to admit that they're causing the murders) in a universe that is not shy in its attempts to break him. As a WhenTheyCry Franchise/WhenTheyCry protagonist, being a {{Determinator}} is a requirement. The universe REALLY pushes it, though.
9th Apr '13 11:57:19 PM Solomontastic
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* FateStayNight: [[NiceGuy Emiya Shirou]] has had a rough life: He lost everything he held dear (including his memories) in a giant fire [[spoiler: caused by the destruction of the Grail]] and was only barely saved by [[AntiHero Emiya Kiritsugu]] who adopts him... and then dies 5 years later [[spoiler: To the curse of the Holy Grail]], having to live alone as a 13-year old with no friends or family, with only a guardian in the form of [[CoolTeacher Fujimura Taiga]], who doesn´t even live in his house. Despite that, he´s always friendly to anyone he meets.
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