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: Grouchy Smurf. About 90% of his dialog consisted of the phrase, "I HATE (insert thing here)!" (except in the movie, where's he's more vocal and sarcastic).
The Smurfs Gruffi of the . Partially subverted in that while his irascible nature is irritating, he is also respected for his practical nature which is invaluable in times of crisis.
Gummi Bears Zuko from . "I'm Avatar: The Last Airbender never happy." And his girlfriend Mai.
Some of the human characters can be grouchy. For example: Yosemite Sam, Elmer Fudd, and some other minor characters like Casper Caveman.
Looney Tunes Ratchet from is justified in that he is a war hero who has seen enough to have lost his innocence about things and has become gruff to a fault. Even Captain Fanzone, the by-the-book police officer, has told Ratchet to work on his people skills.. Transformers Animated Hilarity Ensues when Ratchet's attempts to bring a pregnant woman to the hospital in his ambulance mode make her leave and take a cab. His cynicism is often contrasted with Optimus Prime's idealism and patriotism.
When you've been mutilated by a part-stealing bounty hunter, seen the soldier you were supposed to protect mindwiped in front of you (hell, been the one to mindwipe her!), and the lobotomized body of your old war buddy is turned into a transport for some washout Elite Guard cadet, cranky makes sense.
Pierre of the Squishy Bears from .
Eek! The Cat Beast Boy's ex-teammates the show up in the last season of Doom Patrol , and start reminding BB that sometimes you have to Teen Titans Shoot the Dog to save the world. Then the kids after whom the show is actually named show them that all the Heroic Sacrifices they only thought were necessary can just be undone off-screen anyway.
Benson from , especially when threatening to fire Mordecai, Rigby, or both.
Regular Show To be fair, he has this behavior based on dealing with the two of them. He sometimes acts like this towards Muscle Man when he's being obnoxious, but he's actually fairly nice towards Pops, Skips and Thomas.
The Happy Little Elves, a Show Within a Show on , had "Chilly, the elf who cannot love".
The Simpsons Mr. Grumpy on .
The Mr. Men Show Twilight Sparkle from started out as a rare case of the Grumpy Bear being the main character, as well as the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Only Sane Pony.
Gusty from is this, as well.
My Little Pony And Friends In , KaBlam! June sometimes falls under this.
Mr. Mufflin in Fanboy and Chum Chum when he's at his worst.
Bob (only annoyed) in .
Bob's Burgers Dan from fills the trope when things wrong him in the opening.
Dan Vs. Huffer from was Transformers Generation 1 built for this role almost literally; fellow crank-case Gears might count as either this or a Sour Supporter, if A] he wasn't faking it for the sake of morale and B] he ever actually said anything in the cartoon.
Ed Bighead from .
Rocko's Modern Life Spinelli from .
Recess The Angry Cop from episode " The Goode Family Gerold's Way or the Highway".
Grumbly Green from :
I don't like where I'm going,
I don't like where I've been. I'm grumbly, groany, leave-me-aloney, Mumbly, Grumbly Green.
Stu Pickles from can be like this sometimes. Like Homer Simpson and his dad above, Stu also has a father who can be grumpy, Lou Pickles. Not only that, but Drew Pickles seems to be grumpy, too, especially when Stu and Drew had an argument most of the time.
Rugrats Donald Duck is a Grumpy Disney Duck. He can be very temperamental.
Morgan from combines this with the Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Alpha Bitch and Surrounded by Idiots tropes.
Squidward from , mostly because of his annoying neighbors.
SpongeBob SquarePants : Grumpy Bear might say, "Of course you got all the way to the bottom of the Western Animation section before anyone thought of me, even though Care Bears my name's on the page." He's the most practical of the bears, and the local Mr. Fix-it (which, according to Share Bear in the 1985 movie, is because he never complains). He tends to have the role of Butt Monkey. Being so grumpy perhaps makes the writers feel less guilty about giving him so much trouble. In fact, the whole reson he was created was to teach children that it's ok to be grumpy sometimes (but it's silly to let grumpiness go too far).
Gordon the Big Engine from His arrogance seems to stem from his inability to tolerate everything around him. James even Thomas the Tank Engine. lampshades his grumpiness in the Season 5 episode A Better View For Gordon.
James: Why are you complaining all the time? Gordon: Because I'm a big blue engine and I know everything! I shall complain whenever I want!
Buttercup from .
The Powerpuff Girls Anton St. Germain & Penny from are also annoyed by Bessie Antics.
The Mighty B! Principal Pixiefrog from combinds this with My Gym Partner's a Monkey The Rival.