Hot Blooded: Live-Action TV

  • Common in Professional Wrestling; the two most famous examples are Hulk Hogan and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The Ultimate Warrior was so hot blooded that he came off as insane. Listen to one of the Warrior's interviews where he would rant and rave about crap no one (including the people working for WWF) could understand.
    • The real life wrestler Warrior (That's his legal name, by the way) once went to a UConn seminar, and screamed lines like "Queering don't make the world work," and causing a near riot through his Hot-Blooded insanity.
    • He also, within two days of Heath Ledger's death was referring to him in public as 'Leather Hedger', although what he meant by that is, as always, anybody's guess.
    • The absolute insanity that was the "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
  • Kamen Rider was actually a pioneer of this in Japanese popular media.
  • Virtually every Red Ranger in Super Sentai. (Dekaranger's Ban takes it up to eleven, to the point that you wonder how - or if - he even sleeps.) Reds are powered by screaming, and going in without a plan because "justice is on our side!" is sometimes a deeply-held philosophy, with the point of an episode or two being Red proving to a more serious character that you don't need to waste time thinking, you just charge in. When the screaming begins, you know the Foe-Tossing Charge is coming! (Power Rangers is different, preferring the Ordinary High-School Student.)
    • Power Rangers Reds are less likely to be this, but there are exceptions, such as Jason. He's not so bad out of costume, but most of his morphed dialogue is shouted.
    • Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger takes this Up to Eleven as well... The name is translated as "Explosive Dinosaur Squadron Rampage Ranger"!
    • Ninjaman from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. Especially when somebody calls him Aonisai (means Blue Squirt; has been rendered as "Bluehorn" and "Little Boy Blue" also).
    Ninjaman: I hate when people call me that! Explosion of anger! *transforms to Samuraiman*
  • Not much in Kamen Rider, but some of them are veritably Hot-Blooded. Especially Kuuga and Momotaros/Den-O Sword Form.
    • Kamen Rider Fourze is described as such is so Hot blooded it almost bleeds into Large Ham territory. Fans Theorize that the reason he tends to shed Manly Tears every now and then is because he is young and cannot properly control those emotions. Given the head writer previously worked on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, this is absolutely no suprise.
  • 24's Jack Bauer would like to remind you that he's A FEDERAL AGENT!
    • And that he wants everything done... NOW!
    • ...because he is RUNNING OUT OF TIME!!!
    • DAMMIT!!!
  • The Practice ran on this trope. Bobby Donnell and Eugene Young were the front-runners, but most of the others did not run far behind. It was a rare courtroom scene that didn't contain one of them screaming at a witness... or the prosecutor... or the judge.
  • The Tenth Doctor, from Doctor Who.
    • Six as well.
    • John Simm's Master. ("Never! Never! Never dying! NEVER DYING! NEVER DYING!")
    • Back in the Tom Baker era, Leela embodied this trope. And was awesome for it.
  • Friends: The Geller siblings. Ross turns into "Red Ross". His hot bloodedness becomes more apparent when Rachel challenges him to poker.
  • Heroes: Peter Petrelli pulls out his powers when he's pissed off.
  • Vyvyan, Mr. Balowski, occasionally Mike and especially Rick from The Young Ones.
  • In the HBO TV series Rome, Mark Antony.
  • In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, there is nothing Kira Nerys does that she does not do with every ounce of energy she possesses. On the very rare occasions we see her go into Tranquil Fury mode, things break. Like people. And buildings. And occasionally fleets of enemy ships.
    • General Martok, as a Klingon, is kind of expected to do this, but really, his every word sounds like a triumphant speech. Actor J.G. Hertzler invoked this trope during his audition, throwing a chair against the wall and losing a fingernail in the process. He impressed the Deep Space Nine higher-ups so much that they brought Martok back as a recurring character.
  • Ken Kurenai from Super Robot Red Baron. However, his much goofier ally Inspector Ippei Kumano ends up surpassing him in the passion and hot blood department. He's a bit more aggressive in battle, too (as his last name implies).
  • Prince Arthur from Merlin (2008). Whether it's sword-fighting, jousting, protecting Camelot, or falling in love, this guy does not do things by half.
  • Lieutenant Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. While he prefers living an easy-life, all emotions go out once he's in the cockpit of a Viper. Or off-world dealing with Cylons, hostile aliens and one very evil Devil in Plain Sight. Or playing Triad against a rival.
  • Damon from The Vampire Diaries. He is passionate, reckless and impulsive.
  • David Starsky from Starsky & Hutch: impulsive and outspoken, affectionate and protective, passionate about every whimsical interest and exciting idea and opportunity that comes his way, inclined to make colorful, intimidating threats, and in possession of a notoriously ferocious temper and a tendency to back it up with a swift left hook to the jaw of whoever pissed him off. On occasion, he intentionally pushes this Up to Eleven to manipulate a perp in a Good Cop/Bad Cop routine. However, it's actually when he calms down that things really start to get dangerous.
  • Junior from Pizza sure has a lot of energy for a apprentice chef.
    • Speaking of Andrew Ausage, his character Sole Umuga has this amount of energy with a Hair-Trigger Temper.
    • And yes, Junior from Housos.
    • Paul Fenech's characters (Pauly Falzoni, Mario Fenech and Franky Falzoni) sure is hot blooded.