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->''"This sentence wishes to apologize for all the needless apologies found in this story (this one included), which, although placed here ostensibly for the benefit of the more vexed readers, merely delay in a maddeningly recursive way the continuation of the by-now nearly forgotten story line."''
-->-- "[[ThisIsTheTitleOfThisStory This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times In the Story Itself]]", '''David Moser'''

->''"The thing with an apology is that it's something precious, like diamonds. If it happens once in a while, it's meaningful. If it only rarely happens, it can be a surprise. But if it happens too much, it loses its value, and thus loses its impact."''
-->-- '''Mackenzie [=DeBruin=]'''

Wait, are we [[DescribeTopicHere describing Apologizes A Lot Here]] already? Ahh, oh no!! I'm so sorry, I'll get started!

Alright, this trope is about a character who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin apologizes a lot]]. When called on it, may actually apologize for being so apologetic. Often a trait of a {{Dojikko}} or CuteClumsyGirl and not out of place on a ShrinkingViolet. Often comes with SelfDeprecation. Some {{Apologetic Attacker}}s do this, some only apologize once or twice. SorryIFellOnYourFist is an extreme example. Sometimes associated with CanadaEh types.

Can also be a trait of real people. [[note]] Wait, I didn't mean to imply that Canadians aren't real people! Oh God, will you find it in your hearts to forgive me? [[/note]] In some cases, can be a warning sign that someone is a victim of UsefulNotes/{{abuse}}. In some cases, the GuiltGambit variation. For the trope's opposite, see TheUnapologetic.

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* Kaede from ''{{Shuffle}}''.
* Ritsu Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is a male [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdresser]] who basically has fits of BERSERK APOLOGIZING whenever anything whatsoever goes the least bit wrong anywhere in his immediate vicinity, or if he even picked up the slightest implication that something was wrong. Apparently, he become this way from listening to his parents apologize for him throughout his childhood.
** Tohru as well, to a lesser extent. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Just don't let them start apologizing to each other]].
* ''Anime/MagicUsersClub'': [[AlliterativeName Sae Sawanaguchi]] does this whenever her magic screws up. Meaning when she gets stuck in a room, and teleports things in, rather than teleporting themselves out (crowding the room further), she apologizes for almost two straight minutes.
* Chise in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' does this all the time.
* Hatsumi from ''HotGimmick''.
* Ai Kaga from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' was specifically designed to lampshade and parody this trope. Even her name is a giveaway: "Kaga Ai" sounds like "kagai", "perpetrator" in Japanese, and she, indeed, believes that she is to blame for everything bad. Her [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight episode]] in the anime cranks this UpToEleven, where the main cast wanders into a city where ''nobody'' can stop apologizing for even the slightest of slights.
* Nagisa and Ryou from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* Himeko from ''KannazukiNoMiko'', largely cause she doesn't (for most of the series) regard herself as being worth the space she occupies. This even sort of happens during the infamous [[WhamEpisode episode 8]].
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Asuka and Shinji play the "Stop apologising so much! Sorry..." gag.
** Shinji is almost the patron saint. Towards the end of the series, his psychological descent is seen in how he ''stops'' apologizing for every little thing and merely wallows in the disparaging opinion that he can't help anyone.
* Meanwhile, in ''Hataraki Man'', created by Creator/HideakiAnno's wife Moyoco, Hiroko keeps telling her boyfriend [[NamesTheSame Shinji]] to stop apologizing so much, fueling fan speculation that Anno really did marry an Asuka in his own life.
* Vincent in ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' as well.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Rukia Kuchiki gets ''punched'' in the face by [[CoolBigSis Kukakku Shiba]] when she does this too much. Granted, she ''did'' have a good reason to want to apologize...
** Hanataro Yamada [[ExtremeDoormat does this compulsively.]]
* Nodoka in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', especially when she's either [[CovertPervert thinking an improper thought]], or using her [[{{Telepathy}} mind-reading]] ability in a [[MindOverManners diabolical manner]] (what else to be expected from a ShrinkingViolet?). Negi tends to do this as well.
* Canada from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has this Verbal Tic. To paraphrase the Ferguson brothers, Canadians have 12 ways to say "I'm sorry", but rarely apologize.
* Sumeragi Subaru from ''TokyoBabylon'' does this a lot. In Book 4 he apologizes so much that his sister tells him to stop saying sorry, and he apologizes for apologizing.
* Jacuzzi Splot in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' does a lot of apologizing for very little provocation, including claiming that he should be the one to apologize for being run into and apologizing to someone because he called her a good person without actually knowing if she was or not, and finally, apologizing for introducing himself
* Minawa from ''{{Mahoromatic}}'', usually because she's just {{dojikko}}ed the place up. "Gomen nasai" is practically her catch phrase.
* Sena from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' can go from improbably badass running back to compulsive, apologizing bowing fool in an instant if he gets flustered.
* Pagaya of ''Manga/OnePiece'' apologizes nearly every time he speaks, to the point where this is almost a VerbalTic.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' has a rather dark example: [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] tends to say "I'm sorry" [[BrokenRecord over and over]], but because she can't be seen by anyone except [[spoiler:Rika]], the only characters who can hear are those who are becoming [[spoiler:increasingly paranoid]]. It never [[GroundhogDayLoop ends well]].
* ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' anime: Hinagiku always must scold Takurou for apologizing all the time. (Not seen in the manga.)
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler:C.C. does this when she loses her memories.]]
* KeroroGunso: Rabbi is constantly apologizing for her brother...and sometimes herself. Possibly lampshaded, when she is apologizing in the third movie for not being more useful, despite being mind controlled.
* Bakura from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' sometimes did this, at least in the dub. When he accidentally set off a BoobyTrap in one scene, he started chanting, "I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry" etc. Maybe not the wisest thing to do while attempting an IndyEscape. Possibly related to the fact that in the dub, he has an IAmVeryBritish accent, and as the RealLife section attests, the British are notorious for excessive apologizing.
* Azmaria from ''ChronoCrusade'' (who is also a CuteClumsyGirl) does this quite often. In one scene in the anime, she tries to cook a meal and has several clumsy accidents happen as she does, and follows up every accident with kneeling on the ground and folding her hands together while squeaking out "I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
* Yuri from ''HoneyHunt''. She gets better.
* Yukinari from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* Miranda Lotto of ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
* Belldandy of the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' manga. Keiichi even [[LampshadedTrope calls her on it]] during the Peorth arc.
* Yuki of ''UragiriWaBokuNoNamaeWoShitteiru''.
* Mikado of ''{{Durarara}}''.
* An ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' {{doujinshi}}, "Turnabout Illusions", featured a client named [[PunnyName Ian Knottworthy]] who was prone to starting every conversation by going into the PoseOfSupplication and saying "I'm so sorry!"
* Sae Sawenoguchi from ''Anime/MagicUsersClub''.
* Kisaragi from ''GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', being a CuteClumsyGirl, also apologizes a lot.
* Darui from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. His habit of apologising a lot actually becomes plot-relevant during a battle.
* Larawell in the second volume of [[HatenkouYuugi Dazzle]].
* Sakurai Ryou from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. He even apologizes to his opponents during basketball matches.
* Aries of ''Manga/FairyTail'' has almost no lines at all that don't include an apology.
* In one episode of {{Maburaho}}, Kuriko tells Kazuki that he does this too much. His response is to apologize for it.
* ''{{Nichijou}}'': Sakurai-sensei, being a cute but shy young teacher, apologizes a lot when she speaks to people. Also, a minor recurring character is a young shop clerk, who is just as shy, just as cute, and just as prone to apologizing as she is. The two of them even meet at one point, and as you can guess, awkwardness ensues, with the two of them being too shy and busy apologizing to continue a normal conversation.
* Masami from ''Manga/AbnormalKeiJoshi'' does this to Shinya, but it's mainly an act.
* In ''Anime/MarginalPrince'', Mikhail's CatchPhrase is basically "Sorry, it's my fault!" At one point, Yuuta asks him why he's apologizing all the time and Mikhail's answer is... an apology, of course.
* In ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan'', both Yuuto and Kotone apologise at first sign of something being wrong, before trying to find out if they're actually at fault, or even if something is wrong to begin with.
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* [[{{Homestuck}} Tavros]], just like in canon, is like this in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/980776/chapters/1931119 Moiraillegiance is Science]]''. So much so that [[{{Jerkass}} Eridan]] actually gets annoyed with it.
-->'''Eridan''': [[LampshadeHanging Wwill you quit sayin you're sorry!?]]
-->'''Tavros''': Sor-[[ExactWords ...oh, my bad.]]
* [[ShrinkingViolet Amanda Adams]] from the ''FairlyOddparents'' fanfiction, ''Fanfic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe''.
* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' (a genderswap fic in which the Kirks, both Prime and Alt Reality, are woman) has the Alt Kirk apologizing pretty much any time she screws up. These apologies are almost always for Spock, who in turn doesn't know why she's even apologizing to him in the first place. It's a Kirk thing, as Kirk Prime later apologizes to Spock Prime.
* In ''Fanfic/FlashFog'', Fluttershy spends thirty minutes apologizing to the mayor - then apologizes for apologizing so much.
* In the ''GravityFalls'' fic ''Fanfic/HomeIsWhereTheHauntIs'', Mr. Mason even apologizes for apologizing so much. Then again, his apologies are rarely sincere.
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* John Ritter's character in ''Theatre/NoisesOff''. Christopher Reeve's character does a variant on the theme.
* Hello, Wesley from ''Film/{{Wanted}}''. When he first meets Fox, he apologizes [[VerbalTic just to break the awkward silence]]. When Fox [[LampshadeHanging remarks on his tendency to apologize too much]], he apologizes for that too, [[DeadpanSnarker at least half-jokingly.]]
** After he TookALevelInBadass, he manages to [[SarcasmMode sarcastically apologize]] as a PreMortemOneLiner. [[ItMakesSenseInContext While in an airborne, inverted car.]]
** Which was a CallBack to an earlier scene, where in his spineless wimp phase, he apologizes in slow motion to the cops that Angelina Jolie's character is [[DrivesLikeCrazy flipping another car over.]]
* According to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', God gets really annoyed at people who constantly apologize when He's trying to talk to them.
* C-3PO in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* Annie in ''TheFirstWivesClub''.
* Nina, the lead of ''Film/BlackSwan'', shows this trope in spades.
* Frank Tupelo's ''first line'' in the movie ''TheTourist'' is "I'm sorry." The woman who just sat down in front of him actually asks what he is sorry for.
* Peter Parker in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' beat up an entire train car full of people by accident, apologizing the entire time. (He had provoked them - again, accidentally - and when they tried to attack him, his new super-reflexes made him counter before he knew what was happening).
* In ''TheParty'', Creator/PeterSellers plays the unfailingly polite Hrundi Bakshi. After one of many gaffes he's committed, he apologizes profusely and incessantly to the host, who would just as soon ignore him.
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* In ''America: The Book'', Samantha Bee apologizes a lot in her "Would you mind if I told you how we do it in Canada?" sections. In a footnote, she says "Sorry for the footnote". This is a parody of Canada's reputation for excessive politeness.
* Jim [=McCarthy=] in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. His ColonelBadass girlfriend often calls him on it.
* The imps in the various ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' disorganizers. Mostly because, as the disorganizer name implies, they tend to screw up a lot.
** Magrat can ''open a door'' apologetically.
* Alfred in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle''. This is because, as a Sartan, he feels that the mess the worlds are in ''is'' partly his fault.
* Similarly to the Canadian example, George Mikes in ''How To Be An Alien'' comments that if you stand on an Englishman's foot, he will be "so sorry", presumably for not having had it amputated.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Bella Swan apologises all the time.
* In ''Literature/TheIdiot'', Lukyan Timofeevich Lebedev doesn't exactly say "I'm sorry", but will constantly criticize himself and agree vociferously with any insults flung in his direction, which has about the same effect.
* In ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Senex the rooster apologizes constantly when he makes mistakes, which he feels guilty about since he is technically his land's ruler. This leads to a DealWithTheDevil which [[spoiler: eventually turns fatal]].
* Podrick Payne, the meek squire in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''
* Many of the characters from the ''MortalInstruments'' series are prone to making profuse and dramatic apologies, Clary Fray most of all.
* [[SexSlave Vincent Demabrien]] from ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths''. Mehitabel has to tell him at least twice to quit it. A justified example, given the fact that has spent much of his life being brutalized by pimps and clients.
* In ''Literature/LaughingWinds'' Annika frequently apologises, its even pointed out to her and questioned by one of the other characters.
* Lauchlan of ''Literature/MixBeerWithLiquorAndYouWillGetSicker'' apologizes so much that Corbin grows frustrated by it and says that it's beginning to lose its meaning. To which Lauchlan promptly apologizes.
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* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Tobin Dax was one of these, as we see during Jadzia's ''zhian'tara'' ritual, where his personality is placed into O'Brien's body temporarily. Complete with being told to stop, and apologising for apologising.
* Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Though despite being the absolute king of self-blame, he still doesn't apologize as much as ''Sam'', who thinks nothing of stopping in the middle of a fight to say sorry for bumping into his brother (which, of course, leads to him getting choked).
** Castiel tends to apologize frequently, particularly in the later seasons. Most of his major storylines at some point involve him making grovelling apologies to someone (usually Dean), although it's hard to tell whether it's an inherent factor of his personality or merely a result of [[TheAtoner the catastrophic series of mistakes he has made over the course of the show]].
* [=McGee=] on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', though this is arguably just so Gibbs can deliver a DopeSlap and his overused line about how apologizing is a sign of weakness.
** This was mostly the case in earlier seasons, before he TookALevelInBadAss.
* ''AsTimeGoesBy''. Sandy dates a guy who is always apologising, sometimes preemptively just in case something goes wrong. She leaves him when she realises this is an aspect of a fetish he has.
* Robin on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' visits a Canadian bar in New York and tests its "Canadian-ness" by deliberately bumping into somebody to see if he apologizes for it. He does. And he offers her a donut. Marshall tests it by turning off the lights (because Canadians are afraid of the dark).
* Pretty much every character in ''{{Smallville}}'' (at least in the first few seasons), but especially Clark. Most episodes finish with an apology duel, where they try to out-apologise each other. During the middle and later seasons, it seems that half the episodes have a scene in which Chloe and Clark [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming mutually apologize and hug]], e.g. ''Splinter'', ''Hydro''.
* As the title suggests, the lead character of the BritCom ''Sorry!''
* Steve Urkel in a few ''FamilyMatters'' episodes.
* Ellen in ''SlingsAndArrows.'' In her case, however, it's a clear case of passive-aggressive insincerity. People don't want her to apologise, they want her to start being on time and remember her lines!
* Sookie in ''Series/TrueBlood''.
* This was part of why Amanda Kimmel came in third in ''Series/{{Survivor}}: China'', amongst [[PoorCommunicationKills other reasons]].
* A ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'' episode had then-Justice Minister Allan Rock apologizing for claims his government made about former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He then kept appearing throughout the episode to apologize for such things as broken election promises, fatty foods, long line-ups at bank machines, and all the cold weather they'd been having that winter. Finally, he apologized for making so many apologies and told the viewers that this would be the last governmental apology of the evening . . . "and for that, we are sorry."
* Quite a few of the characters from ''Literature/GossipGirl'' are guilty of this, Serena being the worst. Chuck averted it for the first couple of seasons by hardly ''ever'' apologising for all the jerkass things he did, but come season three he started apologising as much - if not ''more'' - than everyone else.
* In ''Series/{{Crownies}}'' Richard is constantly apologising "profusely" to Judge Walker, usually because he's brought in uncooperative witnesses. She lampshades it in one episode, while she's forcing him to copy by hand a list of prior convictions that he'd given her without a chance to properly format them, while dealing with a sprained wrist. He then informs her that his wrist was sprained in a bike accident on the way to her lecture two nights ago. She reveals that the ambulance that picked him up also dented her Prius. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He apologises. Profusely]].
* Elizabeth on the ninth season of ''HellsKitchen''. TelevisionWithoutPity's tagline for the episode in which she was eliminated read as follows: "Elizabeth's gone. She's sorry, you guys. She's so sorry. So sorry. Sorry sorry sorry! (Sorry.)"
* A running gag on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is a stop anytime to apologize for either interrupting a sketch or the poor quality of it. The album ''Another Monty Python Record'' starts off with it:
-->'''Michael Palin:''' Good evening. We would like to apologize most sincerely to those of you who have bought this record under the impression that it was in any way connected with the television programme "Monty Python's Flying Circus." This was due to an error in the printing stage of the album cover. This album is in fact called "Pleasures Of The Dance," a selection of Norwegian carpenter songs compiled by Oskar Tritt.
-->'''John Cleese:''' Good evening. We apologize for the previous apology. That apology was unnecessary and appeared on the record owing to an administrative error. This album is not, as stated in the previous apology, "Pleasures Of The Dance," a selection of Norwegian carpenter songs, but a new album from the humorous television comedy show, "Monty Python's Flying Circus."
** Cleese described on Letterman that, owing to their terror that they might insult someone, Brits were so polite that if he (Cleese) wanted a piece of Letterman's toast, he would begin by apologizing to him: "Sorry, I wonder if I might be so bold as to possibly inquire if you could see your way clear to being so kind as to possibly if it's no bother giving me a piece of toast."
* The eponymous hero of ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' apologises constantly, in stark contrast to Prince Arthur, [[EmotionallyTongueTied who clearly hates having to say he's sorry]].
* In ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', this is a source of mockery for Simon, who has to apologise profusely to two angry Londoners after Jay's drive-by shouting of "Bus wankers!" doesn't go down very well.
* In the beginning of ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', Stefan seems to be saying sorry to Elena for every other thing
* During ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when Leonard and Penny are rekindling their relationship, they decide to list some problems, and then try to calmly deal with them, rather than getting angry. One of Penny's issues with Leonard is this trope.
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[[folder: Our apologies for having examples from {{Music}}]]
* {{REM}}'s "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)", whose chorus is entirely made up of Michael Stipe yelling "I'm sorry!", while "The Apologist" is the same deal but with added "So sorry!"'s.
** They played the two songs back to back in concert on at least one occasion "to prove how sorry we are".
* The {{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhmnbvT3Sns Heta Lenka]] ends each refrain with Len letting out a long, [[ClumsyCutie clumsiness-induced]] "Sumimaseeeeeeeeeennn!!" ("I'm sorryyyyyyyyyyy!!")
* 'The Sorry Song' by The Tombola Theory
--> ''Why do I apologise when I've done nothing wrong?''
--> ''You step on my toe and I sing [[TitleDrop The Sorry Song]]''
--> ''I don't deny that I have tried the patients of a saint''
--> ''I fail to see what there can be that's worthy of complaint''
* The {{Galaxie 500}} song "Sorry".
-->''Are you sorry that you love me''
-->''Am I sorry that I love you too''
-->''Seems it doesn't make a difference''
-->''That we're sorry all the time''
* {{Akon}}'s "Sorry {Blame It On Me"
* "Sorry" by {{Buckcherry}}
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* Creator/ChristopherTitus: "I'm Whitey, and I apologize!"
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[[folder: Please excuse that we have to resort to listing examples from VideoGames]]
* Anju in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.
* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. "I'm Sorry" is practically her CatchPhrase.
** In the sequel, Emil manages to take the trope even further.
** And in the original, Lloyd and Regal already did.
** Also in the original, Colette even [tauntingly] apologizes when she blocks enemy attacks.
** The apologizing happens so much, the LP Group ''LetsPlay/TippingForties'' ended up making it a drinking game.
* There's an NPC, a {{Yakuza}} member, in ''RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', standing just inside of Fukagawa-Cho. He almost always says, no matter when you talk to him, "I don't mean to criticize ya..." It's almost his CatchPhrase, if an NPC can have one.
* In ''EternalSonata'', Polka apologizes most of the times she's healed in battle, or after her turn of attacks. (She actually has two different versions of "I'm sorry" that she uses when healed.) She tends to do it a lot outside of battle too.
* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius FireEmblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' has a conversation where Rafiel would over-apologize. Ike suggests that he doesn't need to be so soft, prompting a confused Rafiel to apologize again (this is how he was brought up in the heron tribe).
** According to Nailah, all herons were like this, Reyson is an exception because he has spent to much time picking up manners from Tibarn.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}'' - Yulie Ahtreide. Dear god, ''Yulie Ahtreide''. How often she apologizes is even a point of discussion among the main party at one point! (She stops doing it eventually, though, after taking several levels in self-confidence...)
* Oichi from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. Oh sweet heavens for the love of GOD... ''Oichi''!!
--> '''Oichi''': ''I'm sorry... This is all Ichi's fault... I'm so sorry, please forgive Ichi...!''
* ''SoulSeries''
** Definitely Talim, at least in the third one.
** In the second game, Sophitia Alexandra is the ApologeticAttacker. This doesn't make her any less vicious, however.
** The entire Alexandra family in the SoulSeries can be called this- in the fourth game, Cassandra (Sophitia's sister) is the ApologeticAttacker though, again, equally vicious. Pyhrra (Sophitia's daughter) takes over this role in the fifth game, while Patroklos (Sophitia's son) will also be as bad if he's fighting Pyhrra.
*** Never fight Patroklos against Pyhrra if you don't want to be completely desensitised to the phrase "I'm sorry"... they will both apologise after pretty much '''every single attack''', including their Critical Edges.
* Rina from ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'' apologizes to Ryou at the slightest chance of offence or disappointment she may have caused, especially when her behaviour becomes more evasive as the VisualNovel goes on.
* Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. She often apologises for doing stuff, even when Tidus walked in on her. For better or worse, she changes in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''.
* Sakura Matou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
* Angela Orosco from ''SilentHill2'' takes this to a depressing extreme.
* Noel Vermillion from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''; in a flashback story, her future friend Tsubaki remarks on this and tells her that she should save her apologies for an appropriate time.
* Riku from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' often adds "Sorry" to his sentences. It's even one of his battle quips in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': During her introduction, Merrill apologizes for, in no order, asking Hawke's name, the standoffish behavior of the rest of her elfy clan, and verbal rambling. On the other hand, she's pretty firm about defending her decision to cut a deal with a demon for wizardly might and arcane knowledge.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/communitychannel Communitychannel]] Natalie Tran. Popular Australian [[http://www.youtube.com youtuber]]. She either apologises for not making a video soon enough, or aplogogises for making one. Even after her most liked videos, like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2RzKNCahRg We Just Touched Awkwardly]]" she apologeticly whispers "back to normal broadcasting, next video". She even titles some of her videos "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK7IQCHQUos Sorry, this is so crap]]" or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cv-KjQMdQ4 sorry it doubles but there are outtakes]]" or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfmePghddJ8 sorry this isnt very good guys]]" or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQntXoMLFkw sorry this is crap. late merry christmas/hsm/favourite songs]]" . She even has a video entitled briefly: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqm9ZJkkRso sorry]]"
* Dee in ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' is anything but a {{Dojikko}}, but she apologizes at the drop of a cowl.
* MaddisonAtkins, as Adam [[LampshadeHanging observes]].
* Parodied in "Soh-ry", part of a self contained series of [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=250 "Canadian Stereotype Comics"]] in ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant''.
* Modern day Germany in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', out of guilt for Nazi Germany's actions. (They're separate characters here.)
* Kieri from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', especially earlier on. At one point moves into SorryIFellOnYourFist territory when Kieri [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/10/10202006/ claims it is her fault]] that she was cursed by a spiteful demigod. [[spoiler: Justified by how Kieri is strongly suggested to have had an [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou abusive mother]]. ]]
* You wouldn't expect it, but ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''. For God's sake, his top fuck-up was not finding [[TransformersTheMovie Optimus Prime's death]] depressing.
** Another notable moment was when he apologized for [[DudeNotFunny cracking a hurtful comment about Autism]] on his Film/ErnestScaredStupid Review.
** He's nothing compared to his [[Creator/DougWalker actor]], who even felt horrible guilt at his colleagues choosing not to wearing sun-screen and thus getting burned on the ''{{Kickassia}}'' shoot.
* The horribly abusive childhood of Jeremy [=MacConnor=] (''PlatinumGrit'') has made him honestly believe everything to be his fault, and he apologises accordingly.
* Rolan of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' definitely fits this, since he blames himself for everything; he even apologises [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/537 for triggering long-standing prejudice]], which makes Tanna mad at him as it wasn't his fault. In [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/635 the second Q&A series]], he apologises for apologising so much, because it gives a wrong impression of his people.
* Mituna Captor from {{Homestuck}}. After pretty much every other thing he says or does.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has been derided as 'Apologetic Content' because of the main character Marten's constant apologising, even for things he shouldn't be apologising for, or weren't his fault.
* Arbiter had a habit of doing this in ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'' to people he likes, but this began to stop once he started to become more [[{{Wangst}} cynical]] around halfway through the time of Season 6.
** [[TheScrappy Todd]] as well, until he started dating Cortana.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Harbourmaster}}'', Governor Tal Montblanc has tendencies in this direction -- he even apologizes for [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster3/019-006.html laughing out loud.]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/area-woman-said-sorry-118-times-yesterday,35110/ Area Woman Said ‘Sorry’ 118 Times Yesterday]].
* Asia Ellis from ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]''. She is exceptionally polite, but does apologize way too much. When given a one-off chance to speak with her guardian, while in captivity, she spends half the conversation apologizing because her guardian is trying to get information on her location and she is unable to speak about it.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Pyrrha Nikos has "I'm sorry!" as her practical {{Catchphrase}}. Even if she saves your life, she'll apologise.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'', Rocky (voiced by Kelly Ripa) is a klutzy scientist working for Wayne Enterprises that apologizes frequently, even if there is no reason. [[spoiler: Though this is arguably a cover, making this a subversion of sorts.]]
* Wilt from ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.
* Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
--> Oh, were we arguing? I'm sorry.
--> Oh, sorry. I thought the open sign meant you were open, but I must have been mistaken.
--> You understand, don't you? You're not mad at me, are you? ''Please don't be mad at me!''
* Victor in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' is this from time to time, especially when he's around Victoria, his bride in an arranged marriage. (He's never seen her before, and he's shy and clumsy, desperate to hold on to his manners.)
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry does this while listening to his ex's story of what happened to her after he got [[HumanPopsicle frozen.]] He only apologizes because he feels bad for her and he does it at times when it's completely unnecessary.
-->'''Michelle:''' But it did give me a chance to think...
-->'''Fry:''' I'm sorry.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Buttercup usually has trouble apologizing, let alone admit she did something wrong. But in "Moral Decay," after she accidentally clocks Bubbles and knocking out one of her baby teeth, she apologizes to Bubbles quite profusely.
* During his first appearance in ''TheLooneyTunesShow'', Gossamer apologises to Daffy repeatedly, even when Daffy tells him to stop.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' Asami Koizumi, the show's take on [[SuperFriends Samurai]], is like this, though it goes unnoticed because she speaks only Japanese. ''Sumimasen!'' ("excuse me," though it can also mean "thank you.") is practically her CatchPhrase.
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* This is often associated with [[CanadaEh Canadians]], with varying degrees of accuracy.
-->'''Creator/ConanOBrien:''' What would you say is the most Canadian thing about you, about your personality?
-->'''Jessica Pare:''' I -- well, I apologize to inanimate objects when I bump into them.
* The [[{{UsefulNotes/Japan}} Japanese]] take this UpToEleven, with [[http://japanese.about.com/od/Grammar/a/Expressing-Apologies.htm an entire system]] dedicated to different apologies and their unique connotations.
* This a common trait among people with low self-esteem and lacking trust and/or social skills, as well as people who have been abused. It's a defense mechanism to prevent rejection, violence or hostility that one feels directed towards him/her, but also to dodge and avoid a conflict.
* The apologizing when called out on it is often true because there's really nothing else to say to fair criticism.
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