->"I'm generally a very pragmatic person: that which works, works."
-->-- '''Linus Torvalds'''

Here are the tropes which deal with characters doing whatever it takes to meet their goals, personal or otherwise.

See TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty for the combat version. Compare CynicismTropes.

!!Tropes:
* TheAnticipator
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority
* AttackItsWeakPoint
* BatmanGrabsAGun
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim
* BribingYourWayToVictory
* ChaoticGood
* CombatPragmatist
* CowboyCop
* CrazyPrepared
* CrazySurvivalist
* DarkShepherd (a pragmatic moral leader)
* DeathByPragmatism
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans
* DirtyBusiness
* DirtyCoward
* DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs
* DontCreateAMartyr
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* GodzillaThreshold
* HitAndRunTactics
* IDidWhatIHadToDo
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies
* JustLikeRobinHood
* KindRestraints
* KnightKnaveAndSquire (the Knave)
* KnightTemplar
** KnightTemplarBigBrother
** KnightTemplarParent
* KnowWhenToFoldEm
* LoopholeAbuse
* LoveMakesYouEvil
* MacGyvering
* MightMakesRight
* MurderIsTheBestSolution
* NecessarilyEvil
* NoPlaceForMeThere (showing remorse for pragmatism)
* NoNonsenseNemesis
* PragmaticAdaptation
* PragmaticHero
* PragmaticVillainy
* PercussivePrevention
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* ShootTheDog
* TheSocialDarwinist
* StealthMentor
* TotalitarianUtilitarian
* TheUnfettered
* UnfinishedUntestedUsedAnyway
* VictoryByEndurance
* VigilanteMan
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption
* WellIntentionedExtremist
** TheExtremistWasRight
** UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim
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