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->''"It's far too early in the morning for it to be early in the morning."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Nanny Ogg]]''', ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''

Some characters get up in the morning smiling, [[WakeupMakeup their hair perfectly in place]], ready to face their MorningRoutine with a song and the help of [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce cute animal critters]].

[[WellThisIsNotThatTrope Then there are]] ''these'' characters. These are probably the night owls. They don't want to get up in the ''morning'' at all if they can help it, and when they do they [[ZombieGait wobble around as if they're some sort of zombie]], often sporting bags under their eyes and MessyHair that would devour combs whole. It's best not to talk to them in the morning, because goodness knows they'll take everything you say as an insult. From the merely lethargic to the downright dangerous, these characters are just [[TitleDrop not a morning person]]. No InstantWakingSkills for them.

In {{anime}} and {{manga}}, it seems to often be implied that characters are this way because they have low blood pressure. In the west, these characters are more prone to [[MustHaveCaffeine desperately need coffee in the mornings]] instead. Of course, coffee isn't exactly known to lower blood pressure, so both can go hand in hand.

If you WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld, you will most likely be like this. Crime-fighting always [[TripleShifter beats out sleep]], for some reason. Sometimes these characters are also {{Heavy Sleeper}}s in general, but not always. They may also have a tendency to [[RingRingCRUNCH kill roosters and smash alarm clocks]]. Then again [[SleptThroughTheApocalypse some days you really don't want to wake up early]].

Is TruthInTelevision, as many a troper could probably tell you. Almost always doubles with MustHaveCaffeine.


* Folgers made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSW1m83GqzY a commercial]] showing what morning sunlight feels like to Not Morning People: a bunch of annoyingly upbeat glowing yellow people singing [[EarWorm an insanely catchy song]] and getting in the faces of everyone who just wants to sleep in or shower or walk to work in peace. One guy, however, manages to lope to the kitchen for some Folgers coffee, and once he has a cup, he starts smiling a little and tapping his finger to the beat of the song. The ad's tagline? "Tolerate mornings."

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Once Obi recruits himself as Zen's newest aide in ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' Zen and the others discover that Obi's nocturnal habits lead to Obi being very slow to wake and he is usually late without Mitsuhide or Kiki going out of their way to get him up. When he starts getting up and ready before them after Zen asks him for a favor they become concerned he's thinking about leaving the group.
* Tobisawa Misaki of ''VisualNovel/AoNoKanataFourRhythm'' suffers from low blood pressure, probably so she'll have cat naps to go with her CatSmile and [[VerbalTic meow puns.]]
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', while the characters are on vacation at Chiyo-chan's summer home, Osaka wakes up and announces that she's going to wake Yukari up by banging on a frying pan. However, she's not yet fully awake herself, and the implement that she retrieves from the kitchen is a large knife, much to the shock of the other characters.
** Yukari herself is not a morning person, often needing her mother or Nyamo to wake her up for work.
* Roger Smith from ''Anime/TheBigO'' has this problem, credited both to his character and to his late-night "negotiating". Other characters have repeatedly complained about his tendency to wake up past noon. Thankfully, Dorothy's there to play a little "Run Down" on the piano...
%%** Chieri from ''TheCherryProject'', who is similar to Usagi and also written by Creator/NaokoTakeuchi.
* A bonus story in a volume of ''Manga/DNAngel'' shows Satoshi's morning routine. It says that he gets up early in the morning and spends "half an hour wandering around in a daze" before he fully wakes up and gets ready for school. Again, the cause is given as low blood pressure.
* Yuki from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', to the point that he often gets up and sleepwalks in the morning. His karate-trained reflexes are still in effect however, and he'll often swing punches at his rival in his sleep without being fully aware of it. This actually makes him ''more dangerous'' because he's not holding back while in a stupor.
* Naru from ''Manga/GhostHunt'' is not good when he wakes up. Then again, it's his fault for sleeping in a van (vol. 1) and [[spoiler:being possessed by a spirit, to which Lin forces him to sleep with a series of spells and charms in vol. 8 to 9. Needless to say, he was ''not'' in a good mood when he woke up. Lin and Masako witnessed it first hand and they'll never be the same again...]]
* Mako from ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' uses any chance she has to sleep, and nothing short of a cannon salvo will wake her up at 6:00AM.
* If Kyon's sister from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' doesn't wake him up every morning with glomps, he'd most probably be late for school.
* Hikari in ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls''. Justified in that she's a vampire with a downplayed case of WeakenedByTheLight, which means mornings are unpleasant (but not deadly) to her.
* Nayuki from ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'' is this, as well as a HeavySleeper. She says that she got her spot on the track team because she often has to run to school in the morning.
* Asuna in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is known for being bad at mornings (she gets up early on weekdays for her paper route, then sleeps in heavily on weekends).
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': In the words of DeceptiveDisciple [[FourEyesZeroSoul Kabuto]], Sasuke "can be a bit cranky when he wakes up." [[spoiler: Sasuke then proceeds to blow up half the base.]] Yeah, thanks CaptainObvious.
* Misato Katsuragi from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has this problem, even if she has not been drinking the evening before. Well, that and the fact she's incredibly lazy when it comes to household chores.
** Funnily enough, the thing that gets her fully alert is...[[HardDrinkingPartyGirl more beer]].
* Kyouya Ootori from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. He's sometimes referred to as the "Low Blood Pressure Overlord" because of it. Also, TokenMiniMoe Hani has been known to beat up a soldier for waking him up too early.
** More like annihilating an entire platoon, complete with bunny shaped mushroom cloud. Of course, it may not be accurate given that [[UnreliableNarrator the narrator is not known for his reliability]].
** According to an extra chapter in the manga, [[TheStoic Mo]][[TheQuietOne ri]] becomes sociable and flirty when he's sleepy. Considering his character, it's hard to say whether or not this is being played straight.
* ''Anime/PhantomQuestCorp'': A large part of [[ChristmasCake Ayaka's]] problem is, [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl she's a heavy drinker]] and, usually, the only way she can deal with the resulting hangover is to sleep it off. But since she has [[ParanormalInvestigation a business to run]], her assistant, Mamoru, has to find [[Funny/PhantomQuestCorp creative ways to get her out of bed.]]
* Galko of ''Manga/PleaseTellMeGalkoChan''; one skit in episode 1 shows her energy gradually increases as the day goes on and Otako directly lampshades this trope.
* Eiko Megami (A-ko) from ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' is a notorious oversleeper, often not waking up until Shiiko (C-Ko) is ringing her doorbell to walk to school. Making up for this often has A-Ko breaking the sound barrier to get to school on time.
* Ryoma from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. A whole anime episode was dedicated to him sleeping in before the Saint Rudolph match and his friends trying to fill in before he gets to the courts.
* Nabiki Tendō of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is portrayed as such, especially in the anime. It tends to be played up in [[FanFic fanfiction]]. That is probably because she often gets woken up at around the crack of dawn by the sounds of Ranma and Genma sparring. If your "alarm clock" was two guys audibly beating on each other, accompanied by insults and random battle cries, you wouldn't be particularly energetic either.
%%* Usagi in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
* It's justisfied with Ryuuji's mother in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' because she works as a late night bar hostess.
* Hajime of ''Music/{{Tsukiuta}}'', despite being the mature and responsible leader of his unit. His partner Haru usually has to wake him up. And the one time he's up before Haru gets there, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it's worrying]].

* Creator/LewisBlack:
-->I know this because I took economics. And I'd explain it to you, but I flunked that course. It wasn't really my fault; they taught it at eight o'clock in the morning, and there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye. After I flunked the first two tests, I grabbed the professor by the throat and said, "WHY ARE YOU TEACHING THIS SHIT AT THIS UNGODLY HOUR? ARE YOU TRYING TO KEEP IT A SECRET?"

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Captain Boomerang from ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''. His reaction to being waken before dawn for a mission was "Why have I got to be up before the sun? I ain't going to make the flowers grow!"
* ComicBook/ScottPilgrim qualifies, if only because there isn't much morning, if any, left by the time he wakes up. In fact, the one time he ''does'' get up early, it's the first sign that something is wrong.
* In ''ComicBook/ReidFlemingWorldsToughestMilkman'', Reid has a whole wastebasket full of alarm clocks he's destroyed in his fury at being woken.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}, since he fights crime at night, tends to sleep in late and doze off during work meetings. This fits his cover as a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob, so no-one thinks twice about it.
* Basile from ''ComicBooks/LeonardLeGenie'', when left to his own devices, will wake up at half past five... in the afternoon, and considers anything before noon the middle of the night. Leonardo tends to spend a lot of time and resources on just getting him out of bed at the beginning of every episode.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost of the ComicBook/XMen. She has specifically instructed her students (who, keep in mind, are knowingly being taught by a group of fugitives) to never wake her. There's also her hilarious [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cdee9978dd468e868eb7f95d604d5a06.jpg sleeping position]], [[http://kristaferanka.tumblr.com/post/86547511158/in-the-girls-night-out-issue-of-uncanny-how-much described by the artist]] as "one of those totally epic destructive toddler sleeps where she destroys the bed in the process."
* In ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', getting out of bed is a massive struggle for Jaka's husband Rick, and even when he's finally up and moving he's slow and sluggish, with a tendency to drift right back to sleep as soon as he comes to a stop. Jaka can wake him in a hurry with a "wet willy", but he's back out soon after.
* Katchoo from ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' is not a huge fan of waking up before 10, resulting in RingRingCRUNCH becoming a RunningGag.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is often shown to be like this. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by the following exchange:
-->'''Garfield:''' I'm not a morning person.\\
'''Jon:''' Good afternoon, Garfield.
* Roger Fox, the father of the household in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', tends to be... rather incoherent before his morning coffee. In one strip, he remarks on the irony of needing a cup of coffee to make a cup of coffee after trying to put several pieces of the coffee maker together backwards and finally pouring the water from the pot into the toaster.
-->'''Roger:''' ''(shuffles into the kitchen, eyes still closed)'' Coooooffeeee...\\
'''Andy:''' The pot's over by the fridge.\\
'''Roger:''' ''(wanders aimlessly)'' Coooooffeeee...\\
'''Andy:''' ''(points)'' The fridge is ''that'' way.\\
'''Roger:''' ''(continues to wander aimlessly)'' [[RuleOfThree Coooooffeeee...]]\\
'''Andy:''' See that thing with the little red light?...\\
'''Roger:''' ''(off panel)'' ''(glug glug glug)''\\
'''Andy:''' ''(off panel)'' Roger, that's the answering machine!
* Jeremy from ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', as amply demonstrated by the image above. For those who are not morning people, what he is describing is familiar -- that time between being rudely awakened by an alarm, and actually being able to get out of bed. In another strip, he asks his mother to sign a note reading "Please excuse Jeremy from this morning's classes due to excessive gravity." In yet another, he is shown mowing the lawn in the dead of night, fully alert.
* Dagwood from ''ComicStrip/{{Blondie}}''.
* A ''ComicStrip/HeartOfTheCity'' comic deals with this. Heart comes down and complains that she hates morning people like Mrs. Angelini, who responds that it's ''noon.''
--> "Ain't summer vacation grand?"
* Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. In a particularly memorable strip, his mother dragged him out to the bus stop still clinging to his bedding. This trope is also inverted sometimes: if it's a weekend or a holiday and Calvin wants to watch cartoons or play outside, he'll leap out of bed at the crack of dawn. His frustrated parents occasionally remark that just once, they'd like to see him manage this on a school day. It has less to do with the common use of this trope and more with the fact that Calvin ''hates'' school with the passion only a six-year old can muster.
** Dad is a Morning Person, but Mom most definitely is ''not'', and both Calvin and Mom treat Dad's hobby of getting up at 6 AM on vacation and weekends to exercise or fish with scorn.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* According to ''Fanfic/AttackOfTheTeacherCreature'', [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin's dad]] is this.
-->'''Moe:''' That's the Teacher Creature's home! Let's just back away slowly.\\
'''Dad:''' [[AgentScully There's no such thing as a Creature.]]\\
'''Mom:''' [[DeadpanSnarker You are when you wake up in the morning.]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Carol Danvers, who responds to wake up calls with mumbled profanity and has to be tricked out of bed - specifically, by Jean-Paul claiming that he's got pictures of a shirtless Rhodey. Even afterwards, she's reduced to monosyllables and grumpy BuffySpeak.
* In ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheEmperasque'', Lion El'Jonson is rather grumpy and plagued by the biggest headache in Imperium's history after waking up. Justified as he has just slept for ten thousand years.
* ''FanFic/AChanceMeetingOfTwoMoons'': Artemis, according to his brother. It's to be expected, given Artemis is generally nocturnal. Luna is the same way.
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fan fics, Nick is commonly depicted as very sluggish to wake up and [[MustHaveCaffeine needing a good cup of coffee to get fully functional]]. The former is often PlayedForLaughs to make him a {{foil}} to [[InstantWakingSkills Judy]].[[labelnote:+]]On the flipside, in other stories he's got InstantWakingSkills honed from years of street life and the dangers that it entails; not surprisingly, it's almost ubiquitous in stories where he's said to be homeless or have been so in the past.[[/labelnote]]
* In a sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', the Kimono Sisters of Ecruteak are ''not'' amused when [[JustForPun early bird]] Falkner wakes them up at 6 am.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Princess Anna in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is shown having a lot of trouble waking up for Elsa's coronation day, or, as she mumbles in her semi-conscious state, "corneration." She also wakes up sporting comically disheveled bedhead.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'': PlayedForLaughs to show just how human-like the title robot has become. When he wakes up in the morning, his battery is low and he stumbles around his trailer much like a person would: groaning, arms drooped, running into things, and fumbling for his "shoes" (his caterpillar tracks). He's not really "awake" until he has a breakfast of sunlight.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The opening shots of ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' feature dozens of Londoners shuffling zombie-like to work, pretty much all of them looking like they're not morning people. The ''actual'' zombies blend in rather well at first.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Biff Tannen is implied to be this. Whenever George [=McFly=] offers to go to Biff's home with the reports for Biff to copy and pass them as his own, Biff tells George not to show up too soon for this very reason.

* ''Literature/BlackJewels'': Jaenelle Angelline is a delightful person before her first cup of coffee. ''Not''.
* Nick Mallory in Diana Wynne Jones's ''[[Literature/TheMagids Deep Secret/The Merlin Conspiracy]]'' is very much not a morning person. Not only is he grumpy, he can't even speak coherently or open his eyes [[MustHaveCaffeine until he's had four cups of coffee]]. It's later shown that he ''can'' wake up... he just feigns being really out of it so no one will bother him until he's less grumpy. Apparently, this is based off of Wynne-Jones' friend Creator/NeilGaiman's actual morning routine.
* Running gag in the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' books. Aubrey sleeps easily and wakes fresh as a daisy, while there's at least one book where Dr. Maturin is woken up to perform a vital surgery on a dying patient. His response? Cussing, throwing things and then refusing to go anywhere near the sick bay until coffee had been provided.
* Literature/StephaniePlum considers five in the morning to be the middle of the night. Most of her associates disagree, to her disgust.
* In ''Literature/ChildOfTheHive'', Will is oblivious to all of Alex's attempts to encourage him to wake up. When Alex then phones Ben, his reaction is, "Bugger off, 'm hungover."
* In ''Literature/TheHuntingOfTheSnark'', this is one of the signs by which snarks can be known:
-->Its habit of getting up late you'll agree\\
That it carries too far, when I say\\
That it frequently breakfasts at five-o'clock tea,\\
And dines on the following day.
* Bertie in ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' is like this, complete with MustHaveCaffeine. In his EstablishingCharacterMoment, he describes being rudely woken up "in the small hours"--at ''half-past eleven.'' If you insist on waking him before noon, ''don't'' try talking to him until he's had his SpotOfTea and a bit of breakfast--[[BerserkButton he's pretty patient after that, but not before]].
--> ''If I ever breakfasted at half past eight I should walk on the Embankment, trying to end it all in a watery grave.''
** Also from the ranks of [[Creator/PGWodehouse Wodehouse]], there's Mike from the ''{{Psmith}}'' series:
---> ''Mike was a stout supporter of the view that sleep in large quantities is good for one. He belonged to the school of thought which holds that a man becomes plain and pasty if deprived of his full spell in bed. He aimed at the peach-bloom complexion.''
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Zak objects to snooping at dawn.
--> "Tash, even secret Imperial plots don't get going until after breakfast."
* A running theme pf the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels is Garrett's intense aversion to hauling himself out of bed before noon, and his crotchety housekeeper's various ways of nagging, aggravating and/or threatening him into doing so. Made more ironic by Garrett's own need to hassle the Dead Man into waking up at ''any'' hour of the day.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Sam Vimes showed some signs of this, expressing some irritation at being woken up at ''9AM'' when he normally doesn't get up "until the afternoon's had the shine worn off it" at one point in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', but that's probably acclimatisation from spending most of his adult life working the night shift. Promotion to Commander of the City Watch brings more normal working hours... [[WhenYouComingHomeDad for a given value of "normal",]] and even ''that'' ended up being a DefiedTrope.
* ''Literature/AuntieMame''.
-->Morning, I soon discovered, was one o'clock for Auntie Mame. Early Morning was eleven, and the Middle of the Night was nine.
* ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'': Chizuru's difficulty with mornings is revealed and discussed in the student council joint long-distance trip to Tokyo by train (season 1 ep. 7 in anime adaptation). She's drowsy, slow, far from the usual chirpiness and seems to want to devote herself fully to [[CutenessProximity non-romantic cuddling]] with the StudentCouncilPresident rather than getting up.
* In Creator/JohnMFord's Star Trek novel ''Literature/HowMuchForJustThePlanet'', "Bones" [=McCoy=] reveals that he isn't much of a morning person when ordering breakfast: "Plergb hfarizz ungemby, ''and coffee''.".
* ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'': Toad is seen to be one of these when, after insisting Rat and Mole go along with him on his latest obsession, life on the road in a gypsy cart, they have to forcibly drag him out of bed.
* ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): It turns out Lift is one - when Wyndle tries to wake her up because of an emergency, it takes her a good while to remember where she is, what she's been doing there and why she's asked Wyndle to wake her up.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Connie Brooks sometimes suffers from this trope.
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Willow mentions 3 PM is when Oz usually wakes up. And Buffy herself, but at least she has an excuse, having been up all night patrolling and slaying.
* It's been established that Series/{{Columbo}} isn't coherent until he's had his coffee.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Rachel is not a morning person, as Monica observes when the cockerel's early-morning crowing sends Rachel into a snarling charge for the boys' apartment. Desperate to be rid of the bird, Rachel agrees to a wager that will either force the boys to give up the birds or the girls to give up their apartment. The girls lose and Rachel ends up with Joey's room, which is next to the apartment of a man who cheerfully sings every morning to greet the rising sun. When his singing wakes her up even on the weekend, Rachel's temper again explodes, which leads to the girls reclaiming their original apartment.
-->'''Monica:''' Boy, you are really not a morning person-\\
'''Rachel:''' BACK OFF!
* Captain Lewis Nixon in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', mostly due to frequent hangovers. He even [[KickTheDog shouts at the Singing Guy]]!
* Charlie in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' rarely wakes up before early afternoon.
* Susan Ivanova in ''Series/BabylonFive'' has problems waking up when it's still dark outside -- and she works on a space station.
** This is Creator/JMichaelStraczynski [[WriteWhatYouKnow writing what he knows]], as he tells on the commentary track to "Signs and Portents"; he doesn't morning at all well either.
* The short-lived sitcom ''Pearl'' gave us this gem between Rhea Perlman and Creator/MalcolmMcDowell:
-->'''Professor:''' Questions about ethics can be answered with one simple thing: a mirror. [...] After the fact, can you wake up the next morning, look into the mirror, and like what you see?\\
'''Pearl:''' At ''what time'' in the morning? [...] 'Cos I've never seen anything in the mirror before 8 o'clock that didn't belong in a horror movie...
* ''Series/FatherTed'' generally will not start his working day until at least 11 am and frequently later. Consequently, being woken at 5am with an airhorn during Lent comes as something of a shock.
* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', the reason that Lister gave for not finishing college was that there were lectures at half past twelve every day.
-->'''Lister''': Come on, who's awake then? You can still taste the toothpaste.
* Penny in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. She has a "Donít knock on my door before eleven oíclock or I punch you in the throat" rule.
* The very first time we meet Anna, the senior housemaid on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', she's groaning and clutching a pillow over her head, grumbling about how she wishes she could wake up naturally just once in her life.
* One first-season episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' revealed that neither Joel nor Tom Servo likes mornings -- in direct contrast to Crow, who ''does.''
-->'''Crow:''' Hey, good morning, Breakfast Clubbers! Heh, heh, hey! How ya doin'? Hey, here's a little morning poem: "Birdie with a yellow bill, hopped upon my window sill, cocked his shining eye and said... ''what's for breakfast, Grandma?''" Heh heh heh...\\
'''Tom:''' ...Oh, I ''hate'' morning 'bots!
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'':
-->'''Neil:''' Lads? It's two o'clock in the afternoon. Maybe it's time we got up. Lucky I didn't sleep through the alarm or we'd have missed half the day!
* When Tracy on ''Series/ThirtyRock'' goes through a brief phase of shaping up to make his wife happy, it includes getting up at a reasonable hour for apparently the first time in his adult life, but he takes to it okay. As he reports to Liz, "Did you know that in the morning they have food, TV, almost everything? It's pretty good."
* Hawkeye from ''Series/{{MASH}}'' tends to be extremely vocal about his dislike of mornings, particularly when he's hung over and/or exhausted from a long OR session.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' No wonder they execute people at dawn. Who wants to live at 6 a.m.?
* Jerry on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', according to this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Cz-LK16g4 standup routine]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' offers the Slow Riser disadvantage, in which, for an hour after waking up, your character suffers -2 to self-control rolls and -1 to IQ rolls and IQ-based skill rolls. So, in other words, they're irritable and can't think properly. They also get an extra penalty for missed sleep.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', Kindred fall asleep earlier and wake up later as their [[KarmaMeter Humanity]] degrades, and they generally can't use more dice than their Humanity score for any action while the sun is up. Particularly wicked Kindred aren't "evening people" at all.
** There's also a cheap Flaw, "Late Riser", that has you wake up about an hour later than usual for Kindred. It's cheap because there isn't a real mechanical drawback, but you can expect to be late to most important faction business.
* In ''TabletopGame/ChezGeek'' TheSlacker / Unemployeed job quote: "It's only 2 o'clock, they might not be up yet."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''.
** And ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker''. And ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. And ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap''. Possibly also ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' -- OK, let's just say, Link's Not a Morning Person in general...
** It's actually a bit of a plot point in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'': [[spoiler:Zelda was always the one who had to wake Link up when he slept late, but when Zelda must go to sleep for a thousands of years to make sure Demise stays sealed, she makes Link promise to wake her up in their own time once Demise has been defeated.]]
** And since it's always at the beginning of the game, it overlaps with GoodMorningCrono.
** Though apart from the games' openings Link tends to qualify as TheSleepless.
* Rin Tohsaka from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. She's not quite as bad as the other examples but tends to be decidedly grumpy in the mornings... Actually, it clashes with her perfect schoolgirl image so badly that even after knowing her for awhile, people are outright shocked to see her dragging about in the morning, completely at a loss for words and unsure if what they've just seen was real. [[WeirdnessCensor And then they forget about it.]] This ties into the above-mentioned Japanese stereotype of having low blood pressure, since Rin draws a measure of her own blood nightly to store her magic.
* A RunningGag in ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' is that it's nearly impossible to wake up Netto/Lan Hikari on time. On one occasion in the anime he woke up, assumed he overslept, then got all the way to school before realizing it was Sunday.
* In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade,'' the Wizard is not a fan of mornings. Until a certain quest event, you can only meet him around or past ''2 AM.'' He also loves [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee.]]
* Grumpy-type villagers in the original ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' sleep in until around 10 in the morning, most days. In all games, they'll also gripe about it being early in the morning until around noon. ''New Leaf'' introduces [[CoolBigSister Uchi-type]] villagers, who don't get up until 11:00 AM--and if you enter their house around that time, there's a good chance they'll still be asleep...
* Rose from StreetFighter is this. Low blood pressure...
* ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
** Sierra from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' likes to sleep in during daytime, as she's a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]. That said, [[DaywalkingVampire sunlight doesn't harm her]], though she doesn't enjoy sunlight.
** Lady Sialeeds from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' is generally a pleasant person to be around, but enjoys her sleep and gets ''very'' cranky when someone disturbs her. Servants will actually ''thank you'' for not making them wake her up and poor Lyon wound up with a black eye one time after doing so.
* Ayane from ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Extreme Beach Volleyball'' remarks that she hates mornings, and if you give her a gift during the morning you'll earn less approval with her than if you give her a gift during the afternoon or evening.
* To quote Auron in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', "Once Lady Yuna fixes her hair, we leave."
* Ollo from ''VideoGame/OlloInTheSunnyValleyFair'' doesn't like getting out of bed unless there's a good reason to.
--> '''Narrator:''' Ollo was sleeping peacefully, but now it was time for him to wake up. At first, Ollo didnít want to get up...."

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Since Dechs "Shadehawk" Rashart -- a.k.a. ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'' -- habitually "works nights", he takes this to extremes. Forget mornings -- waking him up before sundown has this kind of effect.
* There's a ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' strip where Andy has made coffee -- despite not drinking coffee himself. The question of "why" is answered when Satan enters -- in the form of a seven-feet tall, winged, clawed, fanged, bright-red and particularly grumpy-looking demon. One gulp of coffee later, she reverts to her [[EvilIsSexy familiar form]], brightly remarking "Morning, all!". "Yeah," comments Andy, "It's best if she gets her coffee right away."
** See it [[http://www.galactanet.com/comic/view.php?strip=537 here]].
* Tony from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'':
--> '''Crispo:''' I take it he isn't a "morning person"?\\
'''Phineas:''' Psh, ''"morning"'' nothing! He ain't an "awake" person!
* ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'': [[http://www.itswalky.com/d/20000722.html "Morning people suck ass."]]
* K from ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}''. "I am Monday's bitch."
* Eric Remington, as seen in [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/100 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}''.
* Arthur in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'', as seen (amongst other places) [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/1765.htm here]]. Also Morguase, in order to contrast with her son Gawaine, who rather famously ''[[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0518.htm is]]''.
* Sarah of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', as seen [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-08-20 here]] and on the next page.
* White from ''Webcomic/GreyIs'', he likes to sleep in and if you wanna wake him up early you'd better [[MustHaveCaffeine have coffee]]
* [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4271 Baby Blue]] in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. Then, she is disgruntled for additional reasons.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1511 Monique curses the morning.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1512 Slick tosses his alarm clock out the window.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1513 Squigley roses from his drunk binge.]]
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Mary gives her player character this as a flaw. The GameMaster confuses this for oversleeping, but she corrects him. It does include bedhead for extra points though, which surprises fellow player Adriana.
* Charlotte "Lottie" Grote from ''WebComic/BadMachinery'' [[http://scarygoround.com/index.php?date=20090924 hates the brightness of the morning:]]
-->'''Lottie:''' The light HURTS! It BURNS!

* The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so40WYHPG-w "Sleepy Snuggle"]] by the animated CGI character Snuggle Bunny (Music/{{Schnuffel}}) created by Jamster. Is sang from the character's point of view of how much he prefers sleeping in during the morning and how grumpy he is when he wakes up early in the morning.


[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/i-tell-ya-until-ive-had-my-morning-coffee-i-am-jus,17618/ "I Tell Ya, Until I've Had My Morning Coffee, I Am Just a Rapist."]]
* [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] is one of these in ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', when he threatens to kill WebVideo/PawDugan for waking him up.
* WebVideo/{{Britanick}} presents: [[http://www.britanick.com/videos/?id=T5RO64yUfPI The Morning Routine]]
* The protagonist of the short film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN83DfmH9Tw ALARM]]. At the end, he takes this UpToEleven by [[spoiler: shooting his alarm clock and implicitly ''destroying it'']].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter's parents are like this [[MustHaveCaffeine before they have their coffee]]. The coffee is a magical elixir that turns them into the parents we see the rest of the time.
* Jane and Trent Lane from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' are both like this, and according to Daria, so is Quinn.
* Sokka from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. In Bitter Work, Toph wakes him up by firing him into the air with a rock column, and he was reduced to [[{{Angrish}} incoherent growling]] for the rest of the morning. Still in his sleeping bag.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': According to the heroine of the series title, "the morning is evil." Given that she's from the Southern Water Tribe, that's given.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': It's a RunningGag throughout the cartoon that Peter Venkman is not a morning person.
-->'''Peter:''' Unghcufl.\\
'''Winston:''' What'd he say?\\
'''Egon:''' Sounded like "coffee", possibly "cookie".\\
'''Peter:''' Tpfff.\\
'''Ray:''' Translation, Egon?\\
'''Egon:''' Sounded like "get out of my face or eat flaming terror".
* A ''WesternAnimation/RalphWolfAndSamSheepdog'' cartoon opens with Sam Sheepdog leisurely waking up and prepping for a days' work, while Ralph Wolf huddles in bed hiding from the sunrise -- until his Acme gadgets propel him out, through a shower and breakfast, getting him to punch in just in front of Sam.
* Rocko on ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'' is one of these, to the point that in one episode, he is woken up by his frat brothers assembling equipment for some volunteer work and he complains loudly that they're up way too early. The head frat brother points out that it's ''4 PM'', and Rocko just sourly stumbles back to bed. This character trait isnt helped by Rocko's hard drinking habits.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* People who routinely stay awake during the night and sleep in the morning are usually stereotypically considered terminally lazy, but science now tells us they might just have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome delayed sleep phase syndrome]].
* Mental health can have a bearing on this trope. For those whose cluster of symptoms includes depression, this is more likely than not to be Truth in Television. To the extent that depressed people have a daily cycle of moods - a "diurnal variation", in psych-speak - it's the mornings that tend to be harder. Dementia patients, on the other hand, are more likely to invert this trope: the "sunset effect".
* This can be really common for theatrical actors and actors in general. They run really crazy hours because of rehearsals in theater and filming in well, film. Theatrical actors traditionally have night shows, therefore they are most alert and energetic at night when they perform. As a result it's very common for them to be Night Owls and not be all that big of fans of the early morning.
* Stand-up comedians perform late at night and working comics can have to wait until the wee hours of the morning to get stage time. And after sets, comics are so pumped up with adrenaline that they then spend hours staying up and talking to each other until they've calmed down enough to go to sleep. The ''BlueCollarComedy Tour'' specifically mentioned this when leading up to their encore acts.
* Music/LindseyStirling is a morning person, but those she travels with definitely aren't. For Easter 2013, Stirling [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOPrGPU-SXE arranged an Easter Egg Hunt]] for everyone else on the tour bus. She was up bright and early setting out eggs, baskets, and a trail of footprints supposedly by the EasterBunny, but trying to wake up those touring with her didn't quite go so well. They wondered at how she could do it given that they'd done a show the night before.
* It's been theorised that people who sit in front of a computer screen at night have their sleeping schedule disrupted by the screen's glare. Naturally this affects video gamers and many people who work out of the office at home. And people stuck in a perpetual cycle of [[TabExplosion opening more and more tabs]] whilst reading [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife online catalogues of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction]].
* Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte never got up before noon if he could help it. As King of Sweden, he actually spent a good part of the day ruling from his bed (to the point that the Bernadotte gallery in the Royal Palace of Stockholm has [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/078f982e2927091b6b062d9e126682ab/tumblr_mtnx0rFLO21rzd9w0o1_1280.png a painting]] that depicts him doing exactly that).
** The aristocracy in general is not very good with getting up early. That's why matinee shows are in the afternoon.
->''Who the heck let the morning people run things?''