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->''"This sentence wishes to apologize for all the needless apologies found in this story (this one included), which, although placed here ostensibly for the benefit of the more vexed readers, merely delay in a maddeningly recursive way the continuation of the by-now nearly forgotten story line."''
-->-- [[Literature/ThisIsTheTitleOfThisStory "This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times In the Story Itself,"]] '''David Moser'''

->''"The thing with an apology is that it's something precious, like diamonds. If it happens once in a while, it's meaningful. If it only rarely happens, it can be a surprise. But if it happens too much, it loses its value, and thus loses its impact."''
-->-- '''Mackenzie [=DeBruin=]'''

Wait, are we [[DescribeTopicHere describing Apologizes A Lot Here]] already? Ahh, oh no!! I'm so sorry, I'll get started!

Alright, this trope is about a character who [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin apologizes a lot]]. When called on it, may actually apologize for being so apologetic. Often a trait of a CuteClumsyGirl and not out of place on a ShrinkingViolet. Often comes with SelfDeprecation. Some {{Apologetic Attacker}}s do this, some only apologize once or twice. SorryIFellOnYourFist is an extreme example. Sometimes associated with CanadaEh types.

Can also be a trait of real people. [[note]] Wait, I didn't mean to imply that Canadians aren't real people! Oh God, will you find it in your hearts to forgive me? [[/note]] In some cases, can be a warning sign that someone is a victim of UsefulNotes/{{abuse}}. For the trope's opposite, see TheUnapologetic.

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!!Sorry, sorry! Thank you for waiting! I'm here with the examples!

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* Kaede from ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}''.
* Ritsu Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is a male [[WholesomeCrossdresser crossdresser]] who basically has fits of BERSERK APOLOGIZING whenever anything whatsoever goes the least bit wrong anywhere in his immediate vicinity, or if he even picked up the slightest implication that something was wrong. Apparently, he become this way from listening to his parents apologize for him throughout his childhood.
** Tohru as well, to a lesser extent. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Just don't let them start apologizing to each other]].
* ''Anime/MagicUsersClub'': [[AlliterativeName Sae Sawanaguchi]] does this whenever her magic screws up. Meaning when she gets stuck in a room, and teleports things in, rather than teleporting themselves out (crowding the room further), she apologizes for almost two straight minutes.
%%* Chise in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' does this all the time.
%%* Hatsumi from ''Manga/HotGimmick''.
* Ai Kaga from ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' was specifically designed to lampshade and parody this trope. Even her name is a giveaway: "Kaga Ai" sounds like "kagai", "perpetrator" in Japanese, and she, indeed, believes that she is to blame for everything bad. Her [[ADayInTheLimelight spotlight episode]] in the anime cranks this UpToEleven, where the main cast wanders into a city where ''nobody'' can stop apologizing for even the slightest of slights.
%%* Nagisa and Ryou from ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}''
* Himeko from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', largely cause she doesn't (for most of the series) regard herself as being worth the space she occupies. This even sort of happens during the infamous [[WhamEpisode episode 8]].
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', [[BelligerentSexualTension Asuka and Shinji]] play the "Sorry for apologizing so much" gag... with a variant. Asuka gets mad because she realizes that Shinji doesn't apologize for he thinks he has done something wrong but because he tries to avoid a scolding, and it drives her mad that he will not stand up to himself.
* Meanwhile, in ''Manga/HatarakiMan'', created by Creator/HideakiAnno's wife Moyoco, Hiroko keeps telling her boyfriend [[NamesTheSame Shinji]] to stop apologizing so much, fueling fan speculation that Anno really did marry an Asuka in his own life.
%%* Vincent in ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' as well.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Rukia Kuchiki gets ''punched'' in the face by [[CoolBigSis Kukakku Shiba]] when she does this too much. Granted, she ''did'' have a good reason to want to apologize...
** Hanataro Yamada [[ExtremeDoormat does this compulsively.]]
* Nodoka in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', especially when she's either [[CovertPervert thinking an improper thought]], or using her [[{{Telepathy}} mind-reading]] ability in a [[MindOverManners diabolical manner]] (what else to be expected from a ShrinkingViolet?). Negi tends to do this as well.
* Canada from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has this Verbal Tic. To paraphrase the Ferguson brothers, Canadians have 12 ways to say "I'm sorry", but rarely apologize.
** Japan does this too. In fact, his CharacterSong is called "Excuse Me, I'm Sorry"
* Sumeragi Subaru from ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'' does this a lot. In Book 4 he apologizes so much that his sister tells him to stop saying sorry, and he apologizes for apologizing.
* Jacuzzi Splot in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' does a lot of apologizing for very little provocation, including claiming that he should be the one to apologize for being run into and apologizing to someone because he called her a good person without actually knowing if she was or not, and finally, apologizing for introducing himself
* Minawa from ''Manga/{{Mahoromatic}}'', usually because she's just {{dojikko}}ed the place up. "Gomen nasai" is practically her catch phrase.
* Sena from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' can go from improbably badass running back to compulsive, apologizing bowing fool in an instant if he gets flustered.
* Pagaya of ''Manga/OnePiece'' apologizes nearly every time he speaks, to the point where this is almost a VerbalTic.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a rather dark example: [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] tends to say "I'm sorry" [[BrokenRecord over and over]], but because she can't be seen by anyone except [[spoiler:Rika]], the only characters who can hear are those who are becoming [[spoiler:increasingly paranoid]]. It never [[GroundhogDayLoop ends well]].
* ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' anime: Hinagiku always must scold Takurou for apologizing all the time. (Not seen in the manga.)
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler:C.C. does this when she loses her memories.]]
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Rabbi is constantly apologizing for her brother...and sometimes herself. Possibly lampshaded, when she is apologizing in the third movie for not being more useful, despite being mind controlled.
* Bakura from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' sometimes did this, at least in the dub. When he accidentally set off a BoobyTrap in one scene, he started chanting, "I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry" etc. Maybe not the wisest thing to do while attempting an IndyEscape. Possibly related to the fact that in the dub, he has an IAmVeryBritish accent, and the British are notorious for excessive apologizing.
* Azmaria from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' (who is also a CuteClumsyGirl) does this quite often. In one scene in the anime, she tries to cook a meal and has several clumsy accidents happen as she does, and follows up every accident with kneeling on the ground and folding her hands together while squeaking out "I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
* Yuri from ''Manga/HoneyHunt''. She gets better.
* Yukinari from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* Miranda Lotto of ''Manga/DGrayMan''.
* Belldandy of the ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' manga. Keiichi even [[LampshadedTrope calls her on it]] during the Peorth arc.
* Yuki of ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName''.
* Mikado of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''.
* An ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' {{doujinshi}}, "Turnabout Illusions", featured a client named [[PunnyName Ian Knottworthy]] who was prone to starting every conversation by going into the PoseOfSupplication and saying "I'm so sorry!"
* Sae Sawenoguchi from ''Anime/MagicUsersClub''.
* Kisaragi from ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', being a CuteClumsyGirl, also apologizes a lot.
* Darui from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. His habit of apologising a lot actually becomes plot-relevant during a battle.
* Larawell in the second volume of ''[[Manga/HatenkouYuugi Dazzle]]''.
* Sakurai Ryou from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. He even apologizes to his opponents during basketball matches.
* Subverted in Creator/JunjiIto's ''Manga/DissolvingClassroom''. The main character, Yuuma Azawa, has a compulsive need to apologize to everyone around him, even when an apology is not necessary. He appears to be doing it in remorse for the actions of his sister Chizumi and for [[spoiler:his apologies actually [[BrownNote killing people who hear them enough]]]], but according to his sister Chizumi, [[spoiler:he's actually apologizing to the devil for summoning him, and is addicted to it because it gives him pleasure]].
* Aries of ''Manga/FairyTail'' has almost no lines at all that don't include an apology.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Maburaho}}'', Kuriko tells Kazuki that he does this too much. His response is to apologize for it.
* ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'': Sakurai-sensei, being a cute but shy young teacher, apologizes a lot when she speaks to people. Also, a minor recurring character is a young shop clerk, who is just as shy, just as cute, and just as prone to apologizing as she is. The two of them even meet at one point, and as you can guess, awkwardness ensues, with the two of them being too shy and busy apologizing to continue a normal conversation.
* Masami from ''Manga/AbnormalKeiJoshi'' does this to Shinya, but it's mainly an act.
* In ''Anime/MarginalPrince'', Mikhail's CatchPhrase is basically "Sorry, it's my fault!" At one point, Yuuta asks him why he's apologizing all the time and Mikhail's answer is... an apology, of course.
* In ''Manga/TonariNoKashiwagiSan'', both Yuuto and Kotone apologise at first sign of something being wrong, before trying to find out if they're actually at fault, or even if something is wrong to begin with.
* In ''VisualNovel/ShoujotachiWaKouyaOMezasu'', Uguisu has a tendency to do this, even when the situation doesn't call for it, such as being praised for her artwork.
* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Yoichi, giving his ShrinkingViolet personality, does this occasionally which Yuu expresses annoyance at. Yuu does this as well after he makes the mistake of giving into his SuperpoweredEvilSide.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki has a marked tendency to apologize in every situation. While being trained, Yomo ''asks'' Kaneki to punch him, and he apologizes before doing so...and misses anyway. Later in the same arc, he apologizes to the Scrapper before breaking his arm, while the Scrapper is actively trying to kill and dismember him.
* In ''Manga/TheHatingGirl'', Asumi has a tendency to loudly and vigorously apologize whenever she thinks she's offended someone, prostrating herself on the ground and usually saying she's lower than a drone beetle in the process. This is pretty frequent at the start of the manga but decreases as she becomes more sure of herself.
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has two characters(Megumi and Jun) with this trait meet and promptly get stuck in an infinite loop of apologies.

* Creator/ChristopherTitus: "I'm Whitey, and I apologize!"
* Creator/LarryTheCableGuy does this with his "Lord, I Apologize" bit, though this is usually after he's made a joke that might actually warrant an apology.
* Creator/JohnMulaney: "You could pour soup on my lap, and I'd probably apologize to you."

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Japan is this to a fault. [[spoiler:Due to [[AbusiveParents the abuse he had to suffer through for hundreds of years]], Italy is also this to some extent.]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Shinji has to fight against his impulse to apologize constantly because it drives Asuka very, very mad.
-->'''Shinji:''' Don't say "I'm sorry," or she'll kill me. Don't say "I'm sorry," or she'll kill me. Don't say "I'm sorry," or she'll kill me.
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': This trope was present in the original, so this doujin plays the gag where Shinji apologizes a lot and Asuka replies "[[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/911298/021/ No, you are not!]]" or "[[http://eva303.smackjeeves.com/comics/1795226/062/ Quit apologizing!]]"
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': In chapter 3 Shinji and Asuka are pretending to be arguing, but Shinji is so distracted by the sight of Asuka wearing nothing but a towel that he is barely capable to answer "sorry" once and again. It prompts Asuka to criticize his habit to apologize for everything constantly without being really sorry.
-->'''Asuka:''' You always apologize right away, but do you actually feel sorry?!\\
'''Shinji:''' Um.\\
'''Asuka:''' It's like you apologize as a conditioned reflex to avoid being scolded!\\
'''Shinji:''' I'm sorry.\\
'''Asuka:''' Exactly like that. You're just fundamentally too self-deprecating!
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Shinji’s automatic impulse to apologise for anything drove Asuka mad the first around, so in this timeline she tries to break his habit early on:
-->'''Asuka''':''And if you promise to try not to be a wet blanket who apologises for his very existence, I promise I'll try to use less tsun and more dere this time, because I want to be a better friend too.''
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'':
** Shinji keeps this habit after Third Impact. At the beginning of the story Asuka explains why she hates his excuses:
--->"Let me remind you of something, idiot," she sneered. "You owe me. That angel defiled me, the commander threw me away, Misato abandoned me, and those fucking Evas..." she laughed shortly. "All of that, and you didn't do a thing to help. Not one goddamn thing."\\
"I'm sorry—" he began.\\
She squeezed harder, and he yelped. "I don't want your fucking apologies, Third Child. 'I'm sorry' doesn't do me a bit of good, y'know? It's useless. Instead, I want someone I can rely on. Someone who can help me out. And there's no one else here, so that someone is you, get it?" He nodded, trying not to whimper. "So get your shit together, or I swear to God I'll make you regret it."
** He keeps doing it when [[spoiler:Asuka dies]]. He apologizes to her, to Ryuko…
** [[spoiler:His daughter]] does the same thing when she realizes she has done something wrong.
* ''[[Fanfic/GodsAngelsAndKings Hail to the King]]'': Shinji's habit to apologize automatically gets several eyebrows raised in chapter 3:
-->'''Ritsuko:''' Good morning, Shinji. I'm Dr. Ritsuko Akagi, head of Project E, [...] You gave us quite a scare with that head wound.\\
'''Shinji:''' I'm sorry.\\
'''Misato:''' (''giggling'') You don't to apologize, Shinji.\\
'''Shinji:''' Sorry.\\
'''Series/ZoneFighter:''' What's the deal with the apologizing? You're not offending them by surviving a head wound.\\
'''Shinji:''' Sorry!
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Par for the course, Shinji apologizes a bit too much for Asuka's taste. In chapter 9 of the rewrite she tells him that if he wants to be her boyfriend he must stop to apologize constantly:
-->'''Asuka:''' Quit being such a doormat!\\
'''Shinji:''' Sorry.\\
'''Asuka:''' Stop apologizing all the time. That's the first rule.
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka can't stand when someone does this. In chapter 10 she gets angry because Rei has been ordered to live in a hellhole. Rei apologizes for it, and Asuka gets angrier since Rei is sorry for something is not her fault.
-->''Asuka hissed her breath out from between her teeth. God, she hated people who apologized for everything, even when it wasn't their fault!''
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Shinji has the habit of constantly apologizing, and it gets Asuka mad. However she gets mad because she feels that Shinji doesn't apologize for he feels that he has done something wrong but because he tries to avoid a scolding, and it drives her mad that he is unable to stand up to himself.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': At the beginning of the story Asuka still got angry cause Shinji's constant apologies (and Shinji mentions that he knows how much she hated his excuses). After several years of relationship [[spoiler:and marriage,]] though, she joked about it.
* [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Tavros]], just like in canon, is like this in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/980776/chapters/1931119 Moiraillegiance is Science]]''. So much so that [[{{Jerkass}} Eridan]] actually gets annoyed with it.
-->'''Eridan:''' [[LampshadeHanging Will you quit sayin you're sorry!?]]\\
'''Tavros:''' Sor--[[ExactWords ...oh, my bad.]]
* [[ShrinkingViolet Amanda Adams]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' fanfiction, ''Fanfic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe''.
* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' (a genderswap fic in which the Kirks, both Prime and Alt Reality, are women) has the Alt Kirk apologizing pretty much any time she screws up. These apologies are almost always for Spock, who in turn doesn't know why she's even apologizing to him in the first place. It's a Kirk thing, as Kirk Prime later apologizes to Spock Prime.
* In ''Fanfic/FlashFog'', Fluttershy spends thirty minutes apologizing to the mayor - then apologizes for apologizing so much.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fic ''Fanfic/HomeIsWhereTheHauntIs'', Mr. Mason even apologizes for apologizing so much. Then again, his apologies are rarely sincere.
* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fic ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'', [[spoiler:R!]]Syaoran frequently apologizes. Kurogane is actually rather annoyed them and succeeds in getting [[spoiler:R!]]Syaoran to stop.
* ''WebVideo/SuperTherapy'': Peter Parker a.k.a. Spider-Man says "Sorry!" a lot. Including when the therapist tells him to stop apologizing.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Shinji has this habit. When Asuka tells him that her parents are dead he apologizes, and Asuka reminds him that he has nothing to apologize for.
-->'''Shinji:''' "So what are your parents like?"\\
'''Asuka:''' (sharply) Dead.\\
'''Shinji:''' I'm sorry.\\
'''Asuka:''' Don't be such a wimp, Shinji. It's not your fault they died.
* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Shinji is repeatedly shown making a conscious effort to attempt to circumvent this habit, but he cannot help but slip up sometimes, and it drives Asuka up the wall whenever he does. In response, Misato tries reminding Asuka that verbal habits are just really hard to break, and asks Asuka how she would feel if someone asked her to stop using the word "[[UsefulNotes/{{Baka}} stupid]]" all the time. Asuka finds herself unable to come up with a reply to that.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The DVD for ''Disney/BrotherBear2'' has the Trample Off, Eh? quiz, where if you guess a question wrong, Rutt will apologize and Tuke will scold him for apologizing unnecessarily and too much.
* Victor in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' is this from time to time, especially when he's around Victoria, his bride in an arranged marriage. (He's never seen her before, and he's shy and clumsy, desperate to hold on to his manners.)
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'': Human Twilight Sparkle is clearly in the habit of constantly apologizing to her schoolmates, even if most of the time they're the ones pushing her around. [[BrutalHonesty Sugarcoat]] even tells her she's being a doormat.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* John Ritter's character in ''Theatre/NoisesOff''. Christopher Reeve's character does a variant on the theme.
* Hello, Wesley from ''Film/{{Wanted}}''. When he first meets Fox, he apologizes [[VerbalTic just to break the awkward silence]]. When Fox [[LampshadeHanging remarks on his tendency to apologize too much]], he apologizes for that too, [[DeadpanSnarker at least half-jokingly.]] After he TookALevelInBadass, he manages to [[SarcasmMode sarcastically apologize]] as a PreMortemOneLiner. [[ItMakesSenseInContext While in an airborne, inverted car.]] Which is a CallBack to an earlier scene, where in his spineless wimp phase, he apologizes in slow motion to the cops that Angelina Jolie's character is [[DrivesLikeCrazy flipping another car over.]]
* According to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', God gets really annoyed at people who constantly apologize when He's trying to talk to them.
* C-3PO in ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* Annie in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub''.
* Nina, the lead of ''Film/BlackSwan'', shows this trope in spades.
* Frank Tupelo's ''first line'' in the movie ''Film/TheTourist'' is "I'm sorry." The woman who just sat down in front of him actually asks what he is sorry for.
* Peter Parker in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' beat up an entire train car full of people by accident, apologizing the entire time. (He had provoked them -- again, accidentally -- and when they tried to attack him, his new super-reflexes made him counter before he knew what was happening).
* In ''Film/TheParty'', Creator/PeterSellers plays the unfailingly polite Hrundi Bakshi. After one of many gaffes he's committed, he apologizes profusely and incessantly to the host, who would just as soon ignore him.
* In ''Film/BeforeIWake'', eight-year-old Cody apologizes to his caretakers every time he wakes up, because his dreams manifest in the real world, and while ''most'' of them aren't hostile, those that are have attacked his previous caretakers, and some of those that aren't can be upsetting.

* In ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'', Samantha Bee apologizes a lot in her "Would you mind if I told you how we do it in Canada?" sections. In a footnote, she says "Sorry for the footnote". This is a parody of UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}'s reputation for excessive politeness.
* Jim [=McCarthy=] in ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. His ColonelBadass girlfriend often calls him on it.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** The imps in the various disorganizers. Mostly because, as the disorganizer name implies, they tend to screw up a lot.
** Magrat can ''open a door'' apologetically.
* Alfred in ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle''. This is because, as a Sartan, he feels that the mess the worlds are in ''is'' partly his fault.
* Similarly to the Canadian example, George Mikes in ''How To Be An Alien'' comments that if you stand on an Englishman's foot, he will be "so sorry", presumably for not having had it amputated.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Bella Swan apologizes all the time.
* In ''Literature/TheIdiot'', Lukyan Timofeevich Lebedev doesn't exactly say "I'm sorry", but will constantly criticize himself and agree vociferously with any insults flung in his direction, which has about the same effect.
* In ''Literature/TheBookOfTheDunCow'', Senex the rooster apologizes constantly when he makes mistakes, which he feels guilty about since he is technically his land's ruler. This leads to a DealWithTheDevil which [[spoiler:eventually turns fatal]].
* Podrick Payne, the meek squire in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''
* Many of the characters from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' are prone to making profuse and dramatic apologies, Clary Fray most of all.
* [[SexSlave Vincent Demabrien]] from ''Literature/DoctrineOfLabyrinths''. Mehitabel has to tell him at least twice to quit it. A justified example, given the fact that has spent much of his life being brutalized by pimps and clients.
* In ''Literature/LaughingWinds'' Annika frequently apologises, its even pointed out to her and questioned by one of the other characters.
* Lauchlan of ''Literature/MixBeerWithLiquorAndYouWillGetSicker'' apologizes so much that Corbin grows frustrated by it and says that it's beginning to lose its meaning. To which Lauchlan promptly apologizes.
* In Francesca Lia Block's ''Literature/IWasATeenageFairy'', the protagonist Barbie is overly apologetic. Her fairy friend Mab tells her to stop saying sorry, which causes her to predictably apologize for that.
* In ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'', the problem is not so much that Maia apologizes too much, the problem is that he apologizes to the servants. Which is highly inappropriate. Though to be fair, as he is emperor, it is not strictly speaking anyone's place to criticise him for it. One of his bodyguards ''looks'' very disapproving, though.
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Shallan, as befitting her meek nature.
-->'''Jasnah:''' You still blush too easily when confronted.\\
'''Shallan:''' I'm sorry.\\
'''Jasnah:''' And apologize too easily as well.\\
'''Shallan:''' I'm... uh, indignant?
* In ''Literature/HiddenTalents'', Trash is a [[MindOverMatter telekinetic]] teenager who spends a lot of time apologizing for the accidents his mild PowerIncontinence causes. Once he makes a group of friends who know about his powers, they eventually tell him to make a blanket apology at the beginning of the day and leave it at that.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', Tobin Dax was one of these, as we see during Jadzia's ''zhian'tara'' ritual, where his personality is placed into O'Brien's body temporarily. Complete with being told to stop, and apologising for apologising.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** Dean Winchester. Though despite being the absolute king of self-blame, he still doesn't apologize as much as ''Sam'', who thinks nothing of stopping in the middle of a fight to say sorry for bumping into his brother (which, of course, leads to him getting choked).
** Castiel tends to apologize frequently, particularly in the later seasons. Most of his major storylines at some point involve him making grovelling apologies to someone (usually Dean), although it's hard to tell whether it's an inherent factor of his personality or merely a result of [[TheAtoner the catastrophic series of mistakes he has made over the course of the show]].
* [=McGee=] on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', though this is arguably just so Gibbs can deliver a DopeSlap and his overused line about how apologizing is a sign of weakness. This was mostly the case in earlier seasons, before he TookALevelInBadAss.
* ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy''. Sandy dates a guy who is always apologizing, sometimes preemptively just in case something goes wrong. She leaves him when she realises this is an aspect of a fetish he has.
* Robin on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' visits a Canadian bar in New York and tests its "Canadian-ness" by deliberately bumping into somebody to see if he apologizes for it. He does. And he offers her a donut. Marshall tests it by turning off the lights (because Canadians are afraid of the dark).
* Pretty much every character in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' (at least in the first few seasons), but especially Clark. Most episodes finish with an apology duel, where they try to out-apologize each other. During the middle and later seasons, it seems that half the episodes have a scene in which Chloe and Clark [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments mutually apologize and hug]], e.g. ''Splinter'', ''Hydro''.
* As the title suggests, the lead character of the BritCom ''Sorry!''
* Steve Urkel in a few ''Series/FamilyMatters'' episodes.
* Ellen in ''Series/SlingsAndArrows.'' In her case, however, it's a clear case of passive-aggressive insincerity. People don't want her to apologise, they want her to start being on time and remember her lines!
* Sookie in ''Series/TrueBlood''.
* This was part of why Amanda Kimmel came in third in ''Series/{{Survivor}}: China'', amongst [[PoorCommunicationKills other reasons]].
* A ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce'' episode had then-Justice Minister Allan Rock apologizing for claims his government made about former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He then kept appearing throughout the episode to apologize for such things as broken election promises, fatty foods, long line-ups at bank machines, and all the cold weather they'd been having that winter. Finally, he apologized for making so many apologies and told the viewers that this would be the last governmental apology of the evening . . . "and for that, we are sorry."
* Quite a few of the characters from ''Literature/GossipGirl'' are guilty of this, Serena being the worst. Chuck averted it for the first couple of seasons by hardly ''ever'' apologising for all the jerkass things he did, but come season three he started apologising as much - if not ''more'' - than everyone else.
* In ''Series/{{Crownies}}'' Richard is constantly apologising "profusely" to Judge Walker, usually because he's brought in uncooperative witnesses. She lampshades it in one episode, while she's forcing him to copy by hand a list of prior convictions that he'd given her without a chance to properly format them, while dealing with a sprained wrist. He then informs her that his wrist was sprained in a bike accident on the way to her lecture two nights ago. She reveals that the ambulance that picked him up also dented her Prius. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments He apologises. Profusely]].
* Elizabeth on the ninth season of ''Series/HellsKitchen''. Website/TelevisionWithoutPity's tagline for the episode in which she was eliminated read as follows: "Elizabeth's gone. She's sorry, you guys. She's so sorry. So sorry. Sorry sorry sorry! (Sorry.)"
* A running gag on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is a stop anytime to apologize for either interrupting a sketch or the poor quality of it.
** The album ''Another Monty Python Record'' starts off with it:
--->'''Michael Palin:''' Good evening. We would like to apologize most sincerely to those of you who have bought this record under the impression that it was in any way connected with the television programme "Monty Python's Flying Circus." This was due to an error in the printing stage of the album cover. This album is in fact called "Pleasures Of The Dance," a selection of Norwegian carpenter songs compiled by Oskar Tritt.\\
'''John Cleese:''' Good evening. We apologize for the previous apology. That apology was unnecessary and appeared on the record owing to an administrative error. This album is not, as stated in the previous apology, "Pleasures Of The Dance," a selection of Norwegian carpenter songs, but a new album from the humorous television comedy show, "Monty Python's Flying Circus."
** Cleese described on Letterman that, owing to their terror that they might insult someone, Brits were so polite that if he (Cleese) wanted a piece of Letterman's toast, he would begin by apologizing to him: "Sorry, I wonder if I might be so bold as to possibly inquire if you could see your way clear to being so kind as to possibly if it's no bother giving me a piece of toast."
* The eponymous hero of ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' apologizes constantly, in stark contrast to Prince Arthur, [[EmotionallyTongueTied who clearly hates having to say he's sorry]].
* Someone made a {{Supercut}} of every time [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]] says "Sorry" throughout his 47-episode tenure. The final count: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHVW-S9JkKA 120.]]'' PlayedForDrama to an extent, however, as a lot of his apologies are because something has either GoneHorriblyWrong [[OhCrap or is about to]].
* In ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', this is a source of mockery for Simon, who has to apologise profusely to two angry Londoners after Jay's drive-by shouting of "Bus wankers!" doesn't go down very well.
* In the beginning of ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', Stefan seems to be saying sorry to Elena for every other thing.
* During ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when Leonard and Penny are rekindling their relationship, they decide to list some problems, and then try to calmly deal with them, rather than getting angry. One of Penny's issues with Leonard is this trope.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Kyle, the meek assistant to Harold Meachum. He is so passive and submissive to Harold that he can't even stop apologizing about it even as Harold mocks him about doing so.

* Music/{{REM}}'s "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)", whose chorus is entirely made up of Michael Stipe yelling "I'm sorry!", while "The Apologist" is the same deal but with added "So sorry!"'s.
** They played the two songs back to back in concert on at least one occasion "to prove how sorry we are".
* The Music/{{Vocaloid}} song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhmnbvT3Sns Heta Lenka]] ends each refrain with Len letting out a long, [[ClumsyCutie clumsiness-induced]] "Sumimaseeeeeeeeeennn!!" ("I'm sorryyyyyyyyyyy!!")
* The Music/{{Vocaloid}} song "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" is this combined with victim blaming and some ambiguous abuse.
* "The Sorry Song" by The Tombola Theory
-->''Why do I apologise when I've done nothing wrong?\\
You step on my toe and I sing [[TitleDrop The Sorry Song]]\\
I don't deny that I have tried the patients of a saint\\
I fail to see what there can be that's worthy of complaint''
* The Music/{{Galaxie 500}} song "Sorry".
-->''Are you sorry that you love me\\
Am I sorry that I love you too\\
Seems it doesn't make a difference\\
That we're sorry all the time''
* Music/{{Akon}}'s "Sorry (Blame It On Me)"
* "Sorry" by Music/{{Buckcherry}}

* The titular character of ''Theatre/DearEvanHansen'' fits this trope as a result of his severe social anxiety. This is also TruthInTelevision, as people with anxiety tend to apologize excessively.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** Anju in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''. It's typically because of things involving how empty Clock Town is due to people evacuating to escape the falling moon.
** Prince Sidon from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' frequently apologizes to Link for things like being pushy in his requests for help and showing emotional vulnerability.
* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. "I'm sorry" is practically her CatchPhrase, even tauntingly apologizing when she blocks enemy attacks. The apologizing happens so much, the LP Group ''LetsPlay/TippingForties'' ended up making it a drinking game. Lloyd and Regal also apologize a lot too, but what sets Colette apart from them is that she apologizes mostly when she doesn't have to.
** In the sequel, Emil manages to take the trope even further.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' after the WhamEpisode, a massive BreakTheHaughty, and one ImportantHaircut, [[TheHero Luke]] starts doing this a lot thanks to a massive GuiltComplex and HeroicSelfDeprecation that is heavily [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. He is actually ''worse than Colette or even Emil'' as time goes on and he gets more and more depressed.
* There's an NPC, a {{Yakuza}} member, in ''VideoGame/RaidouKuzunohaVsTheSoullessArmy'', standing just inside of Fukagawa-Cho. He almost always says, no matter when you talk to him, "I don't mean to criticize ya..." It's almost his CatchPhrase, if an NPC can have one.
* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', Polka apologizes most of the times she's healed in battle, or after her turn of attacks. (She actually has two different versions of "I'm sorry" that she uses when healed.) She tends to do it a lot outside of battle too.
* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'':
** The game has a conversation where Rafiel would over-apologize. Ike suggests that he doesn't need to be so soft, prompting a confused Rafiel to apologize again (this is how he was brought up in the heron tribe).
** According to Nailah, all herons were like this, Reyson is an exception because he has spent to much time picking up manners from Tibarn.
* ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}'' - Yulie Ahtreide. Dear god, ''Yulie Ahtreide''. How often she apologizes is even a point of discussion among the main party at one point! (She stops doing it eventually, though, after taking several levels in self-confidence...)
* Oichi from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. Oh sweet heavens for the love of GOD... ''Oichi''!!
--> '''Oichi''': ''I'm sorry... This is all Ichi's fault... I'm so sorry, please forgive Ichi...!''
* ''VideoGame/SoulSeries''
** Definitely Talim, at least in the third one.
** In the second game, Sophitia Alexandra is the ApologeticAttacker. This doesn't make her any less vicious, however.
** The entire Alexandra family in the Soul Series can be called this- in the fourth game, Cassandra (Sophitia's sister) is the ApologeticAttacker though, again, equally vicious. Pyhrra (Sophitia's daughter) takes over this role in the fifth game, while Patroklos (Sophitia's son) will also be as bad if he's fighting Pyhrra.
*** Never fight Patroklos against Pyhrra if you don't want to be completely desensitised to the phrase "I'm sorry"... they will both apologise after pretty much '''every single attack''', including their Critical Edges.
* Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. She often apologises for doing stuff, even when Tidus walked in on her. For better or worse, she changes in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2''.
* Angela Orosco from ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' takes this to a depressing extreme.
* Noel Vermillion from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''; in a flashback story, her future friend Tsubaki remarks on this and tells her that she should save her apologies for an appropriate time.
* Riku from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' often adds "Sorry" to his sentences. It's even one of his battle quips in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': During her introduction, Merrill apologizes for, in no order, asking Hawke's name, the standoffish behavior of the rest of her elfy clan, and verbal rambling. On the other hand, she's pretty firm about defending her decision to cut a deal with a demon for wizardly might and arcane knowledge.
* Connor from VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII seems to be a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] version of this as a teenager but outgrows it rather quickly with age.
* Pyra from ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'' apologizes quite a bit, largely as a result of the [[TheAtoner personality]] she has developed in response to her [[PersonOfMassDestruction role]] in the [[GreatOffscreenWar Aegis War]]. At one point Rex points out how much she apologizes and [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre insists that she shouldn't feel the need to do so that often]].

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/AkatsukiNoGoei'' Kaoru apologizes for apologizing too much, for which she apologizes.
* Rina from ''VisualNovel/FadingHearts'' apologizes to Ryou at the slightest chance of offence or disappointment she may have caused, especially when her behaviour becomes more evasive as the VisualNovel goes on.
* Sakura Matou from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
* Mikan Tsumiki in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' lives and breathes this trope. [[spoiler:It gets a hell of a lot darker at the end of the third trial, where she angrily demands forgiveness over being accused of the murder of two students.]]
** To a lesser extent, [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Chihiro Fujisaki]] also apologizes often.
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' about half of conversations involving Iris has her apologise for something.
* Venus of ''VisualNovel/WeKnowTheDevil'', so much so that during Truth or Dare Neptune dares her not to say sorry for the rest of the night. She fails, of course.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''Machinima/ArbyNTheChief'':
** Arbiter has a habit of doing this in to people he likes, but this begins to stop once he started to become more [[{{Wangst}} cynical]] around halfway through the time of Season 6.
** [[TheScrappy Todd]] as well, until he started dating Cortana.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Pyrrha Nikos has "I'm sorry!" as her practical {{Catchphrase}}. Even if she saves your life, she'll apologize. [[spoiler:It becomes an IronicEcho when she actually does have something to apologize for, like slamming her LoveInterest into a pillar when [[InnocentlyInsensitive he accidentally strikes a nerve]].]]
** ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'', as per its nature as a GagSeries, turns this into a RunningGag, with Pyrrha apologizing for various mishaps involving her Semblance, including messing up Jaune's compass and sending Nora into a corner with every pot and pan and other metal thing in the room.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Parodied in "Soh-ry", part of a self contained series of [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=250 "Canadian Stereotype Comics"]] in ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant''.
* Modern-day Germany in ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'', out of guilt for Nazi Germany's actions. (They're separate characters here.)
* Kieri from ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', especially earlier on. At one point moves into SorryIFellOnYourFist territory when Kieri [[http://www.sdamned.com/2006/10/10202006/ claims it is her fault]] that she was cursed by a spiteful demigod. [[spoiler:Justified by how Kieri is strongly suggested to have had an [[WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou abusive mother]]. ]]
* The horribly abusive childhood of Jeremy [=MacConnor=] (''Webcomic/PlatinumGrit'') has made him honestly believe everything to be his fault, and he apologises accordingly.
* Rolan of ''Webcomic/EarsForElves'' definitely fits this, since he blames himself for everything; he even apologises [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/537 for triggering long-standing prejudice]], which makes Tanna mad at him as it wasn't his fault. In [[http://www.earsforelves.com/archives/635 the second Q&A series]], he apologises for apologising so much, because it gives a wrong impression of his people.
* Mituna Captor from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. After pretty much every other thing he says or does.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' has been derided as 'Apologetic Content' because of the main character Marten's constant apologising, even for things he shouldn't be apologising for, or weren't his fault.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Harbourmaster}}'', Governor Tal Montblanc has tendencies in this direction -- he even apologizes for [[http://www.waywardmartian.com/harbourmaster3/019-006.html laughing out loud.]]
* Asia Ellis from ''Webcomic/MorphE''. She is exceptionally polite, but does apologize way too much. When given a one-off chance to speak with her guardian, while in captivity, she spends half the conversation apologizing because her guardian is trying to get information on her location and she is unable to speak about it.
* Undine from ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain''. She has a tendency towards putting herself down or apologizing unnecessarily. She goes so far as to apologize for venting her grief to a friendly ear and admitting she feels selfish for enjoying a brief moment of normalcy after very recently enduring a tragedy. Said friendly ear, Heartful Punch, would later lampshade the irony when Undine tells her she's being too hard on herself during her own melancholy moment.
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'':
** Reynir seems to have been prone to this, even before he became LittleStowaway to an exploration mission doing research in a ForbiddenZone. The latter did not make things any better.
** Early in Reynir's stay, Tuuri uses an underhanded trick to get Reynir out of the office but feels guilty about it after the fact, while Reynir realizes that she did it because he was bothering her at the exact same time. The author has the following comment about the page on which this happens:
--> If left to their own devices Reynir and Tuuri would keep on apologizing to one another in perpetuity.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/communitychannel Communitychannel]] Natalie Tran. Popular Australian [[http://www.youtube.com youtuber]]. She either apologizes for not making a video soon enough, or aplogizes for making one. Even after her most liked videos, like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2RzKNCahRg We Just Touched Awkwardly]]" she apologetically whispers "back to normal broadcasting, next video". She even titles some of her videos "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK7IQCHQUos Sorry, this is so crap]]" or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cv-KjQMdQ4 sorry it doubles but there are outtakes]]" or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfmePghddJ8 sorry this isnt very good guys]]" or "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQntXoMLFkw sorry this is crap. late merry christmas/hsm/favourite songs]]" . She even has a video entitled briefly: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqm9ZJkkRso sorry]]"
* Dee in ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' is anything but a {{Dojikko}}, but she apologizes at the drop of a cowl.
* WebVideo/MaddisonAtkins, as Adam [[LampshadeHanging observes]].
* Egg from ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' says "I'm sorry" with great frequency, as is typical for a ShrinkingViolet. She says it in virtually every event during the Silo arc, and even ''afterwards'' when she's recovering she's ''still'' apologizing for her past failures to Kube, or Req, or Kaja -- or anyone she happens to talk to.
* You wouldn't expect it, but ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''.
** For God's sake, his top fuck-up was not finding [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie Optimus Prime's death]] depressing.
** Another notable moment was when he apologized for [[DudeNotFunny cracking a hurtful comment about Autism]] on his ''Film/ErnestScaredStupid'' Review.
** He's nothing compared to his [[Creator/DougWalker actor]], who even felt horrible guilt at his colleagues choosing not to wear sun-screen and thus getting sunburned on the ''WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}'' shoot.
* ''Website/TheOnion'': [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/area-woman-said-sorry-118-times-yesterday,35110/ Area Woman Said "Sorry" 118 Times Yesterday]].
* In ''10 Differences between Canadians & Americans!" by WebVideo/MatthewSantoro, Matthew says that he and his fellow {{Canad|aEh}}ians apologize for almost everything.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* Website/CollegeHumor's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvBhFMgcZL0 If Canadians Made A Rap Diss Video]]" has two Canadian rappers start by dissing America, only to stop and spend the rest of the song apologizing for everything they possibly can.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'', Rocky (voiced by Kelly Ripa) is a klutzy scientist working for Wayne Enterprises that apologizes frequently, even if there is no reason. [[spoiler:Though this is arguably a cover, making this a subversion of sorts.]]
* Fluttershy from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
-->'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, were we arguing? I'm sorry.\\\
'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, sorry. I thought the open sign meant you were open, but I must have been mistaken.\\\
'''Fluttershy:''' You understand, don't you? You're not mad at me, are you? ''Please don't be mad at me!''
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry does this while listening to his ex's story of what happened to her after he got [[HumanPopsicle frozen.]] He only apologizes because he feels bad for her and he does it at times when it's completely unnecessary.
-->'''Michelle:''' But it did give me a chance to think...\\
'''Fry:''' I'm sorry.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Buttercup usually has trouble apologizing, let alone admit she did something wrong. But in "Moral Decay," after she accidentally clocks Bubbles and knocking out one of her baby teeth, she apologizes to Bubbles quite profusely.
* During his first appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', Gossamer apologises to Daffy repeatedly, even when Daffy tells him to stop.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'':
** In ''All Stars'', Jo lampshades this in regards to Zoey.
--->'''Jo:''' Nice try, apology breath!
** After Zoey shoots Jo with a leech, she makes fun of herself by saying "Not sorry!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice,'' Asami Koizumi, the show's take on [[{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}} Samurai]], is like this, though it goes unnoticed because she speaks only Japanese. ''Sumimasen!'' ("excuse me," though it can also mean "thank you.") is practically her CatchPhrase.
* Scootch Raccoon on ''WesternAnimation/PBAndJOtter'' runs into people or things a lot and then apologizes for bumping into them, or knocking them over.
-->'''Scootch:''' Sorry, sorry, my fault.
* WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe apologizes a lot due to his height and his strength causing some form of collateral damage.
* Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. [[{{Catchphrase}} Sorry. Is that okay?]] Tragically, his behaviour came from [[spoiler:the shame of losing a basketball game for his creator.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:[[UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan Jordan Michael]]]]:''' Wilt, you have to stop saying "sorry" all the time. It's ''not'' okay.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* This is often associated with [[CanadaEh Canadians]], with varying degrees of accuracy.
-->'''Creator/ConanOBrien:''' What would you say is the most Canadian thing about you, about your personality?\\
'''Jessica Pare:''' I -- well, I apologize to inanimate objects when I bump into them.
* And the English.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese take this UpToEleven, with [[http://japanese.about.com/od/Grammar/a/Expressing-Apologies.htm an entire system]] dedicated to different apologies and their unique connotations.
* This a common trait among people with low self-esteem and lacking trust and/or social skills, as well as people who have been abused. It's a defense mechanism to prevent rejection, violence or hostility that one feels directed towards him/her, but also to dodge and avoid a conflict.
** Some people with UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome are known to do this. It makes sense: if they're [[ParanoiaFuel never truly sure if any remark they made is]] InnocentlyInsensitive or [[DiggingYourselfDeeper worse]], it's easy for them to start dropping apologies just in case.
* Someone speaking their second language is also likely to apologize often - "sorry" and "excuse me" can be quick shorthands if you're not sure exactly how to be polite and have a limited vocabulary.
* The apologizing when called out on it is often true because there's really nothing else to say to fair criticism.
->''"Um, we don't have any more examples. Sorry!"''