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Lovable Coward: Live-Action Films
  • Bob Hope, in many of his movies.
  • Valentine in MirrorMask.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail has Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot, who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor, and who had nearly stood up against the Chicken of Bristol, and who had personally wet himself at the battle of Badon Hill:
    Brave Sir Robin ran away
    "No!"
    Bravely ran away away.
    "I didn't!"
    When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his tail and fled
    "No!"
    Yes Brave Sir Robin turned about
    "I didn't!"
    And gallantly he chickened out. Bravely taking to his feet
    "I never did!"
    He beat a very brave retreat
    "All lies!"
    Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!
    "I never!"
  • Dimly from The Snow Queen.
  • Lee Taylor, the not-so-Intrepid Reporter in Doctor X.
  • Roy O'Bannon in the Shanghai Noon series.
  • Asta (yes, the dog) in The Thin Man movies.
  • Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow.
  • Star Wars' C-3PO. He has mild elements of Cowardly Lion in that he will run into danger after his friends, but that's as far as it goes.
  • Loomis in Quick Change. It's useful for the bank heist, but a terrible fault when the getaway starts to crumble.
  • Hoggle from Labyrinth. He even admits it, saying that it's the reason he obeys Jareth. ("I'm a coward, and Jareth scares me.") Eventually, however, he does get better.
  • Peter Page from The World's End is timid and easily led, not to mention he's the only one to hide during fights. This is at least partly a result of being heavily bullied as a kid.

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