[draws sword] "Hey hey hey hey hey hey! Listen up, ya gigantic bozos! Having left his homeland, he never yields, never retreats, and never regrets! He faces forward, and never looks back! He's manly! He's tenacious! Kamina of Team Gurren is here to take you on! Bring it!"

They are so burningly passionate about everything that they do that they seem larger than life. They give their all in absolutely everything they do, regardless of the task. They can say the cheesiest of lines with a straight face — the best of them can say things that are so cheesy they use the So Bad, It's Good principle to become awesome. These characters are Hot-Blooded.

Using the power of guts, determination, and badassery; they throw themselves headfirst into the worst situations imaginable and come out on top through sheer force of will and often have a strong tendency to do impressive things. Even non hot-blooded characters or the nicest ones can occasionally have their own hot-blooded incidents; this is frequently their Moment of Awesome.

Beware if they go into Tranquil Fury; someone's really managed to piss them off. Triple that for elemental or Personality Powers; they're likely Playing with Fire. Especially common in the Super Robot Genre. The hot-blooded person is usually, though not always, identifiable by a mane of scarlet hair. A common trait of The Ace and, to a lesser degree, the Boisterous Bruiser. Compare with the Large Ham, Genki Girl and Keet. If it's not pulled off just right, it results in Narm.

Not to be confused with My Blood Runs Hot, which is when a character has literal hot blood. Though at least some of these characters will be metaphorically Hot-Blooded as well.

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  • As Leonardo paints it in The Last Supper, Peter doesn't react to Jesus's news with shock or confusion, but with visible anger, reaching across the table to speak with Jesus. It's also worth mentioning that Peter holds a knife in the painting, while everyone's at dinner.


Alternative Title(s): Hot Blood