History Tsundere / Literature

26th Jul '16 10:26:27 PM PaulA
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* Tenar from the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', at least in ''The Tombs of Atuan''. By the time we see her again two books later, in ''Tehanu'', she seems to have grown out of it.
* Bridget Jones from ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Dairy]]'' is Harsh thanks to the way she expresses herself in her diary (being annoyed.) She, however, is lovestruck with [[RomanticFalseLead Daniel Cleaver]] even though she's being sarcastic to him at times.

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* Tenar from the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', at least in ''The Tombs of Atuan''. ''Literature/TheTombsOfAtuan''. By the time we see her again two books later, in ''Tehanu'', ''Literature/{{Tehanu}}'', she seems to have grown out of it.
* Bridget Jones from ''[[Literature/BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Dairy]]'' Diary]]'' is Harsh thanks to the way she expresses herself in her diary (being annoyed.) She, however, is lovestruck with [[RomanticFalseLead Daniel Cleaver]] even though she's being sarcastic to him at times.
27th May '16 7:44:23 PM AutumnSpring
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** Silverstream is shown to be incredibly kind and affectionate, but she is also rebellious and spunky.
26th May '16 8:43:03 PM PaulA
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* Fand in the ''Literature/TalesOfTheFox'' series.
18th May '16 1:11:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Holly Jones from the Creator/RobertAHeinlein [[http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___2.htm short story]] ''TheMenaceFromEarth''. Generally bossy demeanor, repressed attraction to love interest which is constantly denied, with her softening at the end.
* Ce'Nedra from David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' is apparently generally regarded by Japanese readers as one of the clearest Western examples of the trope.

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* Holly Jones from the Creator/RobertAHeinlein [[http://www.webscription.net/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___2.htm short story]] ''TheMenaceFromEarth''.''Literature/TheMenaceFromEarth''. Generally bossy demeanor, repressed attraction to love interest which is constantly denied, with her softening at the end.
* Ce'Nedra from David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'' is apparently generally regarded by Japanese readers as one of the clearest Western examples of the trope.



* Heleth, from the ''ColSecTrilogy'', is a [[TheNapoleon compact, quick-tempered]] EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette who's always bickering with or getting needled by the resident {{Keet}} (when she's not bickering with someone ''else''). Every so often, you get the impression that she ''doesn't'' outright ''hate'' him.

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* Heleth, from the ''ColSecTrilogy'', ''Literature/ColSecTrilogy'', is a [[TheNapoleon compact, quick-tempered]] EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette who's always bickering with or getting needled by the resident {{Keet}} (when she's not bickering with someone ''else''). Every so often, you get the impression that she ''doesn't'' outright ''hate'' him.



* Cecilia Tallis from ''{{Atonement}}'' towards Robbie. She isn't quite sure of her feelings towards him and convinces herself that she'll be happy when he leaves for medical school. Robbie himself is actually Sweet towards her, mostly playing the part of the nice guy. But then he writes her a very [[CountryMatters rude letter]] in a fit of passion that she accidentally reads. Ironically that helps them confirm their feelings for each other. Cecilia's younger sister Briony is a {{Yandere}} towards Robbie.

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* Cecilia Tallis from ''{{Atonement}}'' ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'' towards Robbie. She isn't quite sure of her feelings towards him and convinces herself that she'll be happy when he leaves for medical school. Robbie himself is actually Sweet towards her, mostly playing the part of the nice guy. But then he writes her a very [[CountryMatters rude letter]] in a fit of passion that she accidentally reads. Ironically that helps them confirm their feelings for each other. Cecilia's younger sister Briony is a {{Yandere}} towards Robbie.



* Princess Eilonwy from LloydAlexander's ''[[PrydainChronicles The Chronicles of Prydain]]'' says "Taran, I'm not speaking to you" about five times a novel, and as the last line of at least the first three.
* The title character of ''AnneOfGreenGables'' is an extremely sweet, warm, and expressive girl always searching for kindred spirits, but say something insulting about her red hair and she will reveal a temper to match. This is her BerserkButton. She reveals her tsuntsun side to people other than her love interest GilbertBlythe, but her rage towards him (for making fun of her red hair) is significant, and indicative of BelligerentSexualTension.

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* Princess Eilonwy from LloydAlexander's ''[[PrydainChronicles Creator/LloydAlexander's ''[[Literature/PrydainChronicles The Chronicles of Prydain]]'' says "Taran, I'm not speaking to you" about five times a novel, and as the last line of at least the first three.
* The title character of ''AnneOfGreenGables'' ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'' is an extremely sweet, warm, and expressive girl always searching for kindred spirits, but say something insulting about her red hair and she will reveal a temper to match. This is her BerserkButton. She reveals her tsuntsun side to people other than her love interest GilbertBlythe, but her rage towards him (for making fun of her red hair) is significant, and indicative of BelligerentSexualTension.
2nd Mar '16 11:19:37 PM Eievie
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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is [[InsufferableGenius a real pain in the arse]]-except with [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Watson.]] When he's wounded, cue him being worried for his friend.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' is [[InsufferableGenius a real pain in the arse]]-except arse]]--except with [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Watson.]] When he's wounded, cue him being worried for his friend.



** ''The Demigod Files'' basically make it canon. Annabeth's questions include 'What is Percy Jackson's most annoying quality?' Her response could have been taken right out of any Japanese anime, including the hilarious-to-a-troper line...

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** ''The Demigod Files'' basically make it canon. Annabeth's questions include 'What include, ''What is Percy Jackson's most annoying quality?' quality?'' Her response could have been taken right out of any Japanese anime, including the hilarious-to-a-troper line...line…



** In ''The Demigod Files'', when Beckendorf tells Percy that Annabeth likes him, his response is: "Yeah, she likes me... for target practice." Beckendorf retorts that at Camp Halfblood if a girl keeps trying to kill you it means she's into you.

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** In ''The Demigod Files'', when Beckendorf tells Percy that Annabeth likes him, his response is: "Yeah, she likes me... me… for target practice." Beckendorf retorts that at Camp Halfblood if a girl keeps trying to kill you it means she's into you.



* Literature/LightAndDarkTheAwakeningOfTheMageknight: Instead of the 'ulra-violent mood swinging' of the modern tsundere, Sabrina is more like the classic tsundere. Her 'civilian mask' is friendly and sweet but she's actually aloof and focused on knight training. When she develops feelings for Danny she stubbornly refuses to acknowledge them yet still shows tantalizing displays of affection.

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* Literature/LightAndDarkTheAwakeningOfTheMageknight: ''Literature/LightAndDarkTheAwakeningOfTheMageknight'': Instead of the 'ulra-violent mood swinging' of the modern tsundere, Sabrina is more like the classic tsundere. Her 'civilian mask' is friendly and sweet but she's actually aloof and focused on knight training. When she develops feelings for Danny she stubbornly refuses to acknowledge them yet still shows tantalizing displays of affection.



* Vin from ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}''. Being abused by Reen for most of her life [[CruelToBeKind in order to help her survive]] did...not help her emotional stability. [[spoiler:Neither did having a [[SoulJar Hemalurgic spike]] that let Ruin talk to her.]] But she's Harsh around the crew, and especially Elend, once she starts to warm up. Toward the end of the trilogy, she's moving toward Sweet.

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* Vin from ''Franchise/{{Mistborn}}''. Being abused by Reen for most of her life [[CruelToBeKind in order to help her survive]] did...did… not help her emotional stability. [[spoiler:Neither did having a [[SoulJar Hemalurgic spike]] that let Ruin talk to her.]] But she's Harsh around the crew, and especially Elend, once she starts to warm up. Toward the end of the trilogy, she's moving toward Sweet.




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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' gives us a rare male version: [[{{Badass}} Sandor]] [[{{Jerkass}} Clegane]]. He's of the titanically, emotionally screwed-up and repressed variety thanks to his [[AbusiveParents absolutely]] [[BigBrotherBully horrendous]] [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror childhood]]. As a result, he's no stranger to using [[BloodKnight frustration and rage to lash out and kill or maim others]] with under a StrawNihilist, TheStoic exterior. But, that he could still find it in himself to [[MoralityPet care about two specific others]]? [[KnightInSourArmor Knocked him for six]]. Granted, he could [[TheCynic no more express]] ''how'' to care healthily than fly thanks to acute lack of practice [[spoiler: (neither Sansa nor Arya left unscathed by his worry over them--for all they both would have wound up in far worse shape without him)]]. However, it's still both his triumph and tragedy that he ''could'' care: despite his father's best efforts to turn him into a [[TheBrute dehumanised attack dog]] like his brother, the little boy who could care for others is still somewhere in there. [[EvenEvilHasStandards And, had always made his anger and disappointment with world that much hotter, in fact]]. [[TheAlcoholic Sadly, also the anger at himself]] for not living up to [[NobleDemon ideals he always denied he could have]].



* The title character of AnneOfGreenGables is an extremely sweet, warm, and expressive girl always searching for kindred spirits, but say something insulting about her red hair and she will reveal a temper to match. This is her BerserkButton. She reveals her tsuntsun side to people other than her love interest GilbertBlythe, but her rage towards him (for making fun of her red hair) is significant, and indicative of BelligerentSexualTension.

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* The title character of AnneOfGreenGables ''AnneOfGreenGables'' is an extremely sweet, warm, and expressive girl always searching for kindred spirits, but say something insulting about her red hair and she will reveal a temper to match. This is her BerserkButton. She reveals her tsuntsun side to people other than her love interest GilbertBlythe, but her rage towards him (for making fun of her red hair) is significant, and indicative of BelligerentSexualTension.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' gives us a rare male version: [[{{Badass}} Sandor]] [[{{Jerkass}} Clegane]]. He's of the titanically, emotionally screwed-up and repressed variety thanks to his [[AbusiveParents absolutely]] [[BigBrotherBully horrendous]] [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror childhood]]. As a result, he's no stranger to using [[BloodKnight frustration and rage to lash out and kill or maim others]] with under a StrawNihilist, TheStoic exterior. But, that he could still find it in himself to [[MoralityPet care about two specific others]]? [[KnightInSourArmor Knocked him for six]]. Granted, he could [[TheCynic no more express]] ''how'' to care healthily than fly thanks to acute lack of practice [[spoiler: (neither Sansa nor Arya left unscathed by his worry over them — for all they both would have wound up in far worse shape without him)]]. However, it's still both his triumph and tragedy that he ''could'' care: despite his father's best efforts to turn him into a [[TheBrute dehumanised attack dog]] like his brother, the little boy who could care for others is still somewhere in there. [[EvenEvilHasStandards And, had always made his anger and disappointment with world that much hotter, in fact]]. [[TheAlcoholic Sadly, also the anger at himself]] for not living up to [[NobleDemon ideals he always denied he could have]].
24th Feb '16 10:41:15 AM roxana
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** In ''The Demigod Files'', when Beckendorf tells Percy that Annabeth likes him, his response is: "Yeah, she likes me... for target practice."

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** In ''The Demigod Files'', when Beckendorf tells Percy that Annabeth likes him, his response is: "Yeah, she likes me... for target practice."" Beckendorf retorts that at Camp Halfblood if a girl keeps trying to kill you it means she's into you.
14th Jan '16 4:48:33 PM Oddstar6
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* Shairn in [[Creator/{{LeighBrackett}} Leigh Brackett's]] ''The Starmen of Llyrdis''. At the end, she straight-up tells Trehairne that she hates him for what he's done, but then she tells him that she loves him, and asks whether he'll have on those grounds.

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* Shairn in [[Creator/{{LeighBrackett}} Leigh Brackett's]] ''The Starmen of Llyrdis''. At the end, she straight-up tells Trehairne that she hates him for what he's done, but then she tells him that she loves him, and asks whether he'll have on those grounds. He realizes that they will never have a peaceful life together, but he says yes.
14th Jan '16 3:48:12 PM Oddstar6
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* Shairn in [[Creator/{{LeighBrackett}} Leigh Brackett's]] ''The Starmen of Llyrdis''. At the end, she straight-up tells Trehairne that she hates him for what he's done, but then she tells him that she loves him, and asks whether he'll have on those grounds.
4th Dec '15 9:58:11 PM GamerFromJump2
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* Eve Dallas in the ''Literature/InDeath'' series is very much this, due to an ''astoundingly'' DarkAndTroubledPast. However, she gives and gets UndyingLoyalty with her division, and works hard to draw the very best out of relative newbies like Peabody and Trueheart. ''Dere'' moments are often caused by her husband Roarke (who was the only one to unlock an otherwise strongly repressed sexuality), and Dr. Mira's husband Dennis, who simply turns her into a big pile of ''deredere'' mush.
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