History Tsundere / Literature

14th Dec '16 9:30:16 AM SwampAdder
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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.
** [[NotSoStoic "Are you hurt, Watson? For God's sake, say that you're not hurt!"]]
** Oh, and, whatever you do DON'T trip off those [[BigBrotherInstinct protective instincts]] like Evans.
** "By the Lord, it is well for you. If you had killed Watson, you would not have gotten out of this room alive."
5th Nov '16 9:40:48 AM dlchen145
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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]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' gives us a rare male version: [[{{Badass}} Sandor]] 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]].
20th Aug '16 12:30:42 PM Monolaf317
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20th Aug '16 12:26:36 PM Monolaf317
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Leaving to {{Tsundere}} already? Hmph! Go and fail for not studying enough. [[spoiler:Thank you for studying with me, a-at least.]]

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Leaving to {{Tsundere}} already? Hmph! Go and fail for not studying enough. [[spoiler:Thank [---Thank you for studying with me, a-at least.]]---]
20th Aug '16 12:25:49 PM Monolaf317
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7th Aug '16 4:39:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''[[DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', Keira's normally not personable manner is considerably worse toward Mordecai Horst, being [[ObliviousToLove blind to it herself]]. It doesn't help that she was raised in a SexIsEvil cult. But when she accuses Danuld of wanting to sin with her, and he says it's obvious that he has no chance because of Mordecai, she reacts badly but later returns to question him about what he meant, and then, with obvious difficulty, attempts to temper her behavior toward Horst. (And she resolves to consult another woman in the Inquisitor's retinue about whether sex really is so evil.)

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* In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''[[DarkHeresy ''[[Literature/DarkHeresy Scourge the Heretic]]'', Keira's normally not personable manner is considerably worse toward Mordecai Horst, being [[ObliviousToLove blind to it herself]]. It doesn't help that she was raised in a SexIsEvil cult. But when she accuses Danuld of wanting to sin with her, and he says it's obvious that he has no chance because of Mordecai, she reacts badly but later returns to question him about what he meant, and then, with obvious difficulty, attempts to temper her behavior toward Horst. (And she resolves to consult another woman in the Inquisitor's retinue about whether sex really is so evil.)
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.
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