Do We Have This One?
? Oh, and I'm open to title suggestions. That, and suggestions for adjustments to the description.
This is for characters who are, well, blunt
. Things they say may upset and/or offend people, but The Blunt One
does not see this as reason enough to hold back.
Sometimes, upsetting people may even be the goal
. Other times, it's not the goal but it's seen as a consequence worth risking for the sake of another goal
Not to be confused with Brutal Honesty
, (though they can overlap) as one does not even need to believe in honesty in the first place to be blunt.
Compare Deadpan Snarker
, which often overlaps with this, but doesn't always.
- In The Golden Girls Sophia's tendency to say cruel things was originally explained as a side effect of a stroke which destroyed the part of the brain which engages in self-censorship.
- Glee: Santana is the embodiment of this.
- Dirty Harry
- Captain Harlock, for all his virtues, can be unnecessarily blunt in situations where some tact would be nice. Him bluntly telling Emeraldas that Toshiro died in the Galaxy Express 999 movie is seen by many fans as a both a Tear Jerker and a What the Hell, Hero?? moment.
- Joss Whedon is a fan of this kind of character