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->''"You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? You won't kill me, out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness... and I won't kill you, because you're just too much fun! I think you and I are destined to do this forever."''
-->-- '''[[TheSociopath The Joker]]''', about '''Batman''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

This is a purely good character. He is completely and utterly incorruptible. The natural bane of TheCorrupter, and immune to TheCorruption.

While the people around them can be tempted by power, fame, sex, [[{{Greed}} money]], or {{love|MakesYouEvil}}, this character is immune to succumbing to temptations. More {{rounded character}}s may feel the temptation and still resist. They will always do the right thing for the greater good, if not necessarily the [[GoodIsNotNice nice thing]], at times [[GoodIsNotSoft even if violence is necessary]].

They'll never lose their moral compass or idealism. Even having to engage in morally ambiguous acts, such as deceiving someone for a good cause, appears as DirtyBusiness to them. They greet fame with ThinkNothingOfIt, and often tell people to KeepTheReward; working for the GloryHound causes, at most, mild annoyance. WhatYouAreInTheDark poses no difficulties to them. If they are [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured]], they will endure. They will even -- reluctantly -- step aside and let others be MoreHeroThanThou, for good cause. If the character can manage to succeed in spite of everything, they will likely have [[EarnYourHappyEnding earned their happy ending]].

Moral conflict in such a character, or between two such characters, is possible, but is [[GoodVersusGood driven by a conflict between two moral principles]]. One argues for mercy - or that justice in this case will harm innocents; another may attempt to enforce justice, arguing that in the long run, knowing justice will be done to prevent harm to more innocents. While they are unlikely to [[MaliciousSlander slander]] in any circumstance, some will let a lie or half-truth stand to prevent harm; others will tell the truth and damn the consequences.

Often, this is a key element of TheAce, TheCape, AllLovingHero, ThePollyanna, BadassPacifist and MartialPacifist. Heroes like these are often [[EvilCannotComprehendGood sneered at]] as being [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids unrealistic]] or [[GoodIsOldFashioned old-fashioned]] or [[DumbIsGood naive]] when compared to {{Anti Hero}}es - and [[EvilCannotComprehendGood regardless of whether they actually are]]. They are likely to respond that [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers it's better than giving up]].
A flaw in this mindset is they might not partake in the daily ethical compromises others make, find it difficult to interact with the rest of society, and thus be a SociallyAwkwardHero. They may also use their belief (if they hold one) in the fundamental goodness of humanity as basis to offer second chances to [[CompleteMonster people who would abuse it]] or reach out to help people who they should really be running away from. When writing them, take care to develop their personalities or they risk becoming a PuritySue.

In fantasy stories, this might allow the hero access to [[HolyHandGrenade holy weapons]] or magic for OnlyThePureOfHeart. Might lead to a {{Hundred Percent Adoration|Rating}} or [[HundredPercentHeroismRating Heroism Rating]]. Be wary that they might be TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth. Also very likely to be a CelibateHero.

This character is basically the polar opposite of CompleteMonster, a purely '''evil''' character; and HateSink, a character deliberately designed to be hated while Incorruptible Pure Pureness commonly invokes positive feelings in the audience. Of course, [[EvilCounterpart these characters are their most common enemies]] for obvious reasons.

Contrast PureIsNotGood and TheCorruptible. This is the trope the WideEyedIdealist aims for and falls short of reaching.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Belldandy defines the concept of a pure-hearted person. In the Season 1 Finale against the Lord of Terror, [[spoiler:when Keiichi is infected by the Lord of Terror and possessed, she offers to take his place as the host. Seeing the opportunity to get rid of the human body he was using, the Lord of Terror separated himself from Keiichi to infect Belldandy, but couldn't. She is simply too pure. But because he had to move into something else, having detached himself, he moves into a nearby Floppy disk, leading to his defeat... at the hands of Skuld, armed with a small magnetic bar]]. Her pureness also shows when, in the OVA, her angel is ripped out and replaced by a demon. Two minutes later, the demon radiates happiness and sparkles.
* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'': Tatsumi is the only member of [[AntiHeroTeam Night Raid]] who respects others. He has faith that the team can save the Capital of the country from corruption, but unlike his [[ProfessionalKiller teammates]], he has an optimistic hope for a brighter tomorrow and sees good within his fellow assassins, encouraging them to grow into kinder people. It's also one of the reasons why many female assassins [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan develop an interest in him.]]
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'':
** The main character Shuuya, who despite the horrible things going on never gives up hope and faith in humanity. The novel and manga (but not film) also have Yuichirou Takiguchi, though his purity actually leads to deadly results.
** You could also count Noriko Nakagawa, the most archetypal MarySue in manga history. She's similar in the movie and novel, but nowhere near so blatantly.
* Raki from ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' is like that. In fact, this is his [[PowerOfLove only real ability]], in a world where humans can not do [[PunyEarthlings much against the monsters]].
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Soichiro Yagami is a particularly heroic example; in spite of being surrounded by Death Gods and being manipulated by [[VillainProtagonist his own son]], he's one of the only specs of white in a show that's otherwise GreyAndBlackMorality. The author himself claims that he sees Soichiro as the only character who truly embodies "justice" in the series. Even when [[spoiler: making a deal with Ryuk and getting his hands on the titular [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]], he never uses it and dies with a clear conscience. Ryuk points out that since the Death Note brings misery and fear to whoever uses it, Soichiro refusing to be corrupted is probably what let him die happy; not knowing his own son was the mass-murder Kira]].
* ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** Son Goku is the most famous example. Apart from being able [[OnlyThePureOfHeart to ride the Nimbus]], he also once survived an attack that worked by exploding one's heart with evil by the merit of not having a single shred of evil in him. His friends attributed this to him being really, really ''[[DumbIsGood dumb]]''. When he shook hands with Supreme Kai, the latter commented that his soul was indeed completely pure.
** Goku's sons Gohan and Goten are also this. Which is what allows them [[FlyingOnACloud to ride the Nimbus cloud]] before learning how to fly. Gohan in particular hated fighting and offered mercy to some of the most evil villains, Android 16 who has similar mindset to Gohan consoled him saying peace was worth fighting for. This becomes poignant as Cell viciously destroys 16 in response and Gohan is driven over the edge and brutalizes Cell to a sadistic degree, Gohan never been this vindictive again and remains one of the most steadfast characters even more pure than Goku at times.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'': Nana adheres to this entirely, never mind the fact that she is near-genetically predispositioned towards genocide, or the fact that she is always being made to suffer horribly. She's so good you could probably consider it a psychological disorder for her. It has been stated that her personality was crafted as a mental defense to avoid going mad [[TheWoobie due to the horrific conditions of her life]].
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Kenshiro does not do anything evil, will not tolerate any evil around him and trying to tempt him out of the righteous path will not end well for the offending party. Not only will Kenshiro never back down from doing the right thing, offering him rewards for doing so is [[CurbStompBattle to get on the wrong side of a one-sided ass-beating]].
* ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'': Weed definitely counts. Unlike his father [[LegendaryInTheSequel Gin]], who would only kill if a villain would not redeem themselves, Weed won't kill anyone '''''ever'''''. Even if a certain BigBad villain named Hougen killed many dogs to climb his way up to power. He even stopped Gin from killing Hougen!
* ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'': Noelle is pretty much goodness and pureness incarnated -- unfortunately with the side-effect of having brain capacity of a 3-year-old (while technically age 15).
* ''Manga/IkkiTousen'': Hakufu Tousen never holds grudges, always comes to her friends and family's aid, and is against the idea of violence and killing against her opponents. This could be attributed due to her being a ditz.
* The [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon]] Jinenji from ''Manga/InuYasha'' is also one of them. He has a [[GentleGiant loveable and meek character]], even if he does not look like that at all. The villagers have treated him badly all his life, [[FantasticRacism simply because he is a half-demon]], and he has never resisted, though he could [[BullyingADragon easily have destroyed the whole village]]. He even rescues her village from a [[ToServeMan man-eating]] [[{{Youkai}} youkai]], even though they treated him so badly.
* Bell Cranel from ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon?'' qualifies. [[UnwantedHarem A lot of girls]] are interested in him because he is such a nice boy.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'': Raised as a gentleman during the Victorian Era of England, Jonathan Joestar is an all-around NiceGuy that takes chivalry very seriously. Cue [[BigBad Dio Brando]], who makes his life miserable. Initially, he suffered in silence and didn't retaliate, until Dio forcefully kissed his girlfriend Erina. Jonathan fights for her honor, but [[ItsPersonal living in Dio's shadow was also no longer an option]]. Improving his fighting prowess, he later became a MartialPacifist that showed courtesy to many, even going so far as to ''speak politely to his enemies''. Instead of celebrating his third victory against Dio, Jonathan ''[[TearsOfRemorse sheds tears for him]]'' as he seemingly dies. Later on, [[spoiler:Dio returns and fatally injures him. Several other people's final words for a CompleteMonster like Dio would be hateful, but not Jonathan's. He mentions how they had such a bizarre friendship, accepting his fate. He tells his wife Erina to live happily and [[PeacefulInDeath dies with a smile]].]] Although Jonathan's descendants that were also nicknamed "[=JoJo=]" have inherited his heroic will, [[GoodIsNotNice they definitely didn't inherit his pureness]].
** Jonathan's great granddaughter Holly Kujo is more pure than he is. She is very gentle, child-like, and isn't a fighter by any means. Part 3 took place, because she developed a [[PsychicPowers Stand]]. This is usually no cause for concern, but her peaceful nature, along with her lack of mental strength to control her Stand caused her to catch an illness that would kill her in 50 days. This is why her son Jotaro and father Joseph go on their journey to save her life.
* ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'': Shibuya Yuuri starts out pretty decent, kind of dumb, and nearly flat useless. Once SeriousBusiness in fantasyland shakes a few layers of normality off him, he starts to [[WideEyedIdealist be determined to save everyone and prevent war no matter what]], and before long becomes so shinily all-fired good that [[HundredPercentAdorationRating people can come around to his way of thinking within five minutes of exposure]], and he's making a fair bid to forever overset politics as fantasyland has known them. In the season two climax the BigBad [[EvilPlan reveals]] [[spoiler:that he was expressly designed to be utterly pure and so average he's not good for anything, to make good possession fodder]]. Then he [[spoiler:turns out to be the Messiah]]. That was the ''other'' {{plan}}.
* In the [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda manga version]] of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' by Akira Himekawa, Link is pure-hearted enough to resist [[BalefulPolymorph being transformed into a beast]] by the DarkWorld. [[spoiler: However, it's eventually subverted. He is pure of heart, but he can be corrupted, a trait Agahnim used to his advantage to try and get rid of him]].
* Protagonist Nao Kanzaki in the manga series ''Manga/LiarGame'' not only acts as the moral compass for the other characters, she also ''never lies''. As a consequence, she veers dangerously close to PuritySue territory. Later, she has learned to lie, but still only for "the greater good."
* ''Manga/MaidenRose'': As an aristocrat and a leader of his country's military, Taki Reizen is expected to be this. Naturally, his relationship with Klaus conflicts with this expectation, causing lots of {{angst}}.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Marina Ismail is an ActualPacifist who refuses to kill anyone by any means and wishes to change the world by peaceful means if possible. She is notable for raising a group of orphans (a trait that defines her as an expy of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Frau Bow]]) and composing a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome song]] that heals whoever hears it, including the emotionally wounded [[TheHero Setsuna]], who undergoes a CharacterDevelopment into a MessianicArchetype for the rest of the 2nd season. At one point Marina even prevents one of her children from firing a pistol even at the cost of her own life, although her bodyguards later shoot down the villains trying to kill them, allowing them to escape.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': Lacus Clyne. First, she appears to be a very naive innocent girl. Later, it is obvious she's way smarter than [[ObfuscatingStupidity she acts]], but she's still an ActualPacifist (aware that sometimes you need to use weapons to bring everyone to peace negotiations), and she can forgive everything once you join her fight for peace. Actually, everyone who sides with her is so much under her influence that they welcome former enemies with open arms. Athrun implied in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'' that she has little interest in sex, and she acts with Kira as if she doesn't even kiss on the mouth before wedding.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Dr. Kenzo Tenma. No matter how complicated things get, he retains his idealistic views on humanity. He is one part of the morality triangle in which Johan has given in to completely evil, and Nina dives into GreyAndGrayMorality for all that it's worth.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': In the several occasions she could wish for anything to herself, Madoka Kaname usually asked something for the sake of others, like [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming saving a dead cat]], [[HeroicSacrifice saving the city from destruction]], or [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome saving all Magical Girls from past and future from a tragic fate]]]].
* In one ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' OVA, Kasumi Tendou is possessed by a demon, which gives her horns. She's so pure hearted the demon can't make her do anything evil.
* GoodIsNotNice posterboy Saitou from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' constantly works for the good of Japan without seeking any credit and lives for [[BadassCreed Aku Soku Zan]] - "swift death to evil."
** As he says when one of his targets tries to buy his mercy: "you can tame a dog with food and a man with money, but you can never tame a [[AnimalMotifs Wolf of Mibu]]."
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Usagi Tsukino is the embodiment of unconditional love and forgiveness. She manages to resist getting turned evil and maintains her cheery personality despite having a bigger TraumaCongaLine than most magical girls from {{Deconstruction}} animes.
* In ''SenkiZesshouSymphogear AXZ'', [[spoiler: Hibiki is able to channel divine power, to the shock of Adam, who says that humans are tainted by Original Sin and thus unable to.]] It turns out that [[spoiler: Getting hit by the power of the Shen Shou Jing in season 2 ended up purifying her soul of the original sin and thus allowing her to channel divine power]]. And Genjuro notes that [[spoiler: Miku was also exposed to the Shen Shou Jing]].
* Vash from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' takes this to ridiculous levels. He's so pure it's utterly contagious.
* In ''Anime/UmiMonogatari'', the Elder Turtle thinks Marin is this, and strives to protect her from the darkness. Instead she falls into it.
* ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Cheza is a pure character. She does not hate or do evil.
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** Yugi Mutou has this vibe going on, with the saving and forgiving everybody all the time and big sweet eyes and not letting people get killed. And apparently purifying the spirit who possessed him, through soul contact alone, because Dark Yugi stopped coming up with creative Shadow Games and turned into a normal human being who happened to have a high school kid's body on timeshare. He has more overt flaws in the manga but is generally a pure-hearted, genuinely nice person.
** Ryo Bakura. After only knowing Yugi and the others for a day, he was willing to die to protect them from his dark side. In addition, his mom and beloved little sister died in a car accident, he was possessed by Yami Bakura, who would send any friends he made into comas by trapping them into RPG figures, he was bullied by the teachers for his creepy reputation, his dad was always gone and he more or less always was alone, and, by the time he met Yugi and his friends, he thought that there was something wrong inside of him.
*** ''Anime/YuGiOhTheDarkSideOfDimensions'' only strengthens this trope. He's been suffering from PTSD due to what Yami Bakura put him through, but seems to finally be living a happy, normal life. Then the antagonist shows up and wants to kill him for something he doesn't remember doing and it's revealed that [[spoiler:his father was killed by the Millennium Ring when he tried to acquire it in Egypt. After running to his father, Bakura, who was only four years old, was possessed by Yami Bakura for the first time. Yami bakura proceeded to use Bakura to slaughter Shadi and a bunch of young children.]] Even so, after being {{Mind Rape}}d and nearly killed, he is somehow still able to function normally and smile.
* One aspect of dark magic in ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' works by amplifying negative emotions, but since Katarina feels no jealousy she can't be controlled into going mad with envy. She has to be dealt with more directly instead, but once her attacker fails she instantly tries to redeem him since she doesn't feel that he was ''really'' trying to hurt her. Her purity wins him over and causes him to turn himself in because he really ''wasn't'' a bad guy.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[ComicBook/HawkAndDove Dove]] in the DCU. Both the original and the legacy hero are so pure that in ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' they are the only heroes who cannot be corrupted by the black rings.
* First and foremost, Hartigan in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. Largely a modern form of Galahad, the Perfect Knight. And he pulls it off in Sin City of all settings.
* The third ComicBook/BlueBeetle, Jaime Reyes, is often shown to be the most pure of heart hero of his entire generation. A future Lex Luthor managed to corrupt most of the Teen Sidekicks and Legacy Heroes and came back in time to kill him because Jaime was one of the few heroes Lex couldn't corrupt, no matter what he did to the timeline. Also, Eclipso once tried to manifest Jaime's dark side by turning him into his darkest fantasies of power. Jaime turned into... a dentist.
-->"Hey! A dentist makes six figures a year! You can pay off your parents' mortgage, pay for Milagro's college. Sweet office. Nice car. Maybe even a vacation place down near grandma's in Mexico City--"
** It helps that, unlike [[DysfunctionJunction many of the other heroes of his generation]], he had (and still has) a loving and supportive family and network of friends.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** In the comics Superman tends to be a lot closer to this trope than his animated counterpart, mainly because he consciously ''tries'' to be this due to fear about the amount of damage he could do with just one act of bad judgement.
** The list of people that Eclipso can't take over is absurdly small. However Eclipso was genuinely surprised at how little evil there was in Superman.
** Manchester Black was shocked when Superman refused to kill him even after Manchester [[spoiler:apparently murdered Comicbook/LoisLane]]. Manchester finally admits that Superman is a true hero, [[HeelRealization and that means Manchester isn't]].
** In an issue of Justice League, Asmodel, A [[FallenAngel renegade]] king angel is kicking the hell out of the Martian Manhunter while his army of angels destroys a city. After Jo'nn states "Asmodel, [[BadassBoast you shall not pass]]," Superman [[BigDamnHeroes appears]] behind him and says "Stand down old friend. You've done enough. I'll take it from here." Superman and Asmodel clash with Asmodel shouting "Yield!" and Superman Retorting "[[TheDeterminator Never]]!". As a last straw, Asmodel blasts Superman with heavenly light which then has [[NoSell no effect]]. He then remarks "How can you stand the scouring light of heaven!? Only the purest souls can gaze upon this flame and not be driven mad!". So... yeah... Superman fought a renegade angel to a standstill '''''and''''' withstood the light of Heaven.
* Franchise/SpiderMan:
** Spider-Man is main example for this in all of Marvel. He always does the morally upright thing, (for example he constantly saves his attackers from deadly situations, and in the event of a villain vs. villain fight he'll side with the losing party to prevent one from killing the other).
** He once defeated a villain that wanted to absorb and become him by the sheer force of his character - after defeating Spider-Man and having him at his mercy, the villain realized that he couldn't kill him and take his place since Spider-Man had never killed anyone, even in his decade long career as a crimefighter. He promptly gave up and left.
** One of the driving forces of the character is that he is so strongly compelled to do what he sees as the right thing that he can't give up being a super hero, even with all the misery and ruined relationships that it brings to his life.
** In ''Comicbook/SpiderManDeadpool'', when the titular duo are trapped in Mephisto's Limbo, Deadpool notes that Parker's soul hardly has a stain on it.
* With most of the ComicBook/XMen being a lineup of {{Anti Hero}}es, one exception stands out in the form of Colossus, a genuine NiceGuy and [[TheCape all 'round hero]]. His spirit is so pure that it (and the steel in his body) actually cause harm to most evil supernatural forces the X-Men fight. Just... don't tick him off. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Seriously, don't]].
** Same with his good friend Nightcrawler; a deeply religious and good mutant who looks like a demon, who actually attempted to become a priest, and when faced with a DealWithTheDevil punched said devil in the face. He even makes friends with the incredibly AntiHero Wolverine.
*** Nightcrawler's SpiritualSuccessor in this department is the young X-Woman Pixie, Megan Gwynn. Introduced as an upbeat girl with the power to make people high (well, not quite, but that's the best way to explain it), since created she's been to hell itself and had portions of her ''SOUL'' ripped out and replaced with darkness, ''three times'', and ''yet'' now she's still a happy, upbeat and friendly girl, 'cept now she can do magic.
** Colossus's goodness is so strong that he's still a pretty nice guy even after [[spoiler:becoming the new Juggernaut]].
* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, who stands out as one of the few truly idealistic heroes in the MarvelUniverse.
* ComicBook/TheMightyThor: Thor is often shown in this light as well. Only the purest of heart are able to wield his hammer. The list of people able to do so is pretty short (so far Beta Ray Bill, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman [the latter only sometimes] and a [[TheRealHeroes random paramedic]] who handed it to Thor before vanishing into the crowd. [[WordOfGod Dan Slott]] has claimed that, in the future, Eddie Brock will wind up bearing the mantle as a ''What-If?''-type story).
** Sadly, Beta Ray Bill's hatred of ComicBook/{{Galactus}} (Bill's homeworld was consumed by Galactus) drives him to commit terrible deeds all in the name of destroying the planet eater. Bill only realizes how far he's fallen when he can no longer wield his own enchanted hammer Stormbreaker. He redeems himself later and can lift it again.
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] from Fawcett[=/=]Creator/DCComics.
** One of the common comparisons that happens since the Fawcett characters were added to the DCU is that even Franchise/{{Superman}} fantasizes about just killing Lex Luthor and taking over the Earth for its own good from time to time. Captain Marvel is beyond that. It helps that he's still a kid.
** This [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on the writer]], however, and sometimes Superman and Franchise/WonderWoman are shown possessing these traits as well. However if anyone is shown to be more pure than the UrExample of TheCape, it's Captain Marvel.
** The mega-crossover ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'' had Neron, a Satan-Expy, going after [[spoiler:the soul of Captain Marvel, because he was the most pure of the heroes. However, his soul was so pure a demon couldn't touch it]].
** Captain Marvel's traditional pureness is ''heavily'' averted in the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot, though. Billy's a troubled kid who cynically argues to the wizard that pure goodness doesn't exist, but the wizard sees [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ''enough'' good in him]] to give him superpowers anyway.
** The ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' episode "Clash" revolves around Captain Marvel as a new member of the League. He's portrayed as so innocent (and naive) that he makes Superman look rather paranoid and reactionary. He ends up leaving after (rather justly given the events of the episode) upbraiding the founding League members for not living up to their own standards.
--->'''Superman''': I thought I was the Boy Scout.\\
'''Batman:''' So did I... until I met Captain Marvel.
* ComicBook/MartianManhunter, despite his stoic and often aloof attitude, has a warm and caring soul. He is naturally empathetic, due to his telepathic abilities. Considering how powerful he is, he shows a large amount of restraint. His real name J'onn J'onzz means "Light to The Light" in Martian.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': The second and current Flash, Barry Allen is legitimately one of the nicest heroes in the whole DC universe and serves as a beacon of hope to you his successors and his city. He has a museum, for Godís sake.
* DependingOnTheWriter, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' also counts as a [[GoodIsNotNice not exactly nice example]]. ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' has the Joker enjoying this fact, as the truly incorruptible Batman provides him an eternal opponent.
** Batman is sometimes depicted as being more incorruptible than Superman. The difference between them seems to be that Superman doesn't want to cross the line, where Batman ''does'' but simply can't bring himself to do it. Thus, Superman is good out of a desire to be good, while Batman is good because he is unable to be anything else, which makes him the incorruptible one.
* During Comic/InfiniteCrisis, Earth-Two's Kal-L claims that New Earth is a corruption of his world and that none of its heroes is worth protecting. But when Batman asks if that's true of [[Comicbook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]], Kal-L says no. Even the person wanting to merge the worlds together has to admit that Dick Grayson is just as wonderful in the "corrupted world".
* Likewise, one of the major themes of ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' is invoking, subverting and playing with this trope. Matt Murdock created the Daredevil persona in order to rectify his Catholic faith with the fact that he saw evil to be fought against, distancing the actions from his "real" self. Every writer of the character since Creator/FrankMiller likes to put Murdock through hell just to show that while someone pure of heart may bend when confronted with the evils of the world, ''he won't break''.
* Oddly enough, of all people Norrin Radd, aka the ComicBook/SilverSurfer, often has this trait. Despite being the herald of a [[PlanetEater world-eating]] EldritchAbomination. One of the reasons they call him Space Surfer Jesus.
-->'''Silver Surfer:''' I will not kill.\\
'''Galactus:''' Yet you serve Galactus once more.\\
'''Silver Surfer:''' ''I'' will not kill.
** "What if the Silver Surfer had not escaped Earth?", in ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' v2 #22, predating the DC "Underworld" storyline above, but with a similar premise; arch-demon Mephisto finally [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor gets his wish]] and wins the soul of the Silver Surfer, and drags him into Hell, only to find that the Surfer's soul is so pure that its goodness burns him -- and since the Surfer agreed to be there forever, that light will ''always'' be burning Mephisto.
* ComicBook/RomSpaceknight is portrayed this way. Although most humans fear him upon first seeing him, anyone who gets to know him at all will end up marveling at his nobility and self-sacrifice. Even Namor, [[{{Jerkass}} who tends to dislike everyone he encounters]], thought Rom was the most honorable man he'd ever met. Galactus claimed Rom was the only being he'd ever encountered who was as pure of heart as the Silver Surfer.
* The premise of ''Incorruptible'' is that the supervillain Max Damage has decided to become an example of this after seeing the Plutonian become a [[BewareTheSuperman monster]] in ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}''. He realizes that the world will fall apart without a BigGood like the Plutonian (before he went evil), and Max figured he might as well step up and fill the void.
* Franchise/{{Tintin}}, After the first two [[ExecutiveMeddling altered]] and [[CanonDisContinuity unpopular]] books, is this, with a side of ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules.
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio'': Spirou.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Suske who is so incorruptible that he is generally the blandest of all the main characters.
* ''ComicBook/PietPienterEnBertBibber'': Piet Pienter.
* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'': Asterix and druid Getafix (Panoramix), who are always the only ones in the village who remain calm, wise and above all moral panic and fights.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Jommeke.
* ''ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}'': Thorgal.
* ''ComicBook/SteelgripStarkeyAndTheAllPurposePowerTool'': Steelgrip Starkey, who was selected for the [[MagicTool All-Purpose Power Tool]] specifically for his "purity of energy and intent."
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Bart Allen, especially as Impulse, is made of everything good in the world. In 'The Future is Now' storyline, he chooses good over evil despite three of his oldest friends going bad in a [[KnightTemplar WE ARE JUSTICE]] sorta way.
* In the second story-arc of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' Spike is unaffected by the Nightmares period and quickly breaks free of the LotusEaterMachine [[spoiler:Nightmare Rarity]] traps him in.

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' has a [[EvilTwin good clone]] of Calvin who [[spoiler:just barely subverts this. The guy vanishes into thin air upon having an evil thought]].
* ComicStrip/DickTracy, especially in TheMovie.

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* "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" in the older versions of the story represented purity. She gave up her underwater kingdom, her wealth, and her fins all for love. At the end of the story she is unable to kill the Prince, even though he has fallen in love with a another woman. Refusing to murder him out of revenge she instead commits suicide, jumping into the sea and becoming sea foam.
** Also from Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Eliza in "The Wild Swans." When her stepmother uses {{curse}}d toads on her:
--->Had not the creatures been venomous or been kissed by the witch, they would have been changed into red roses. At all events they became flowers, because they had rested on Eliza's head, and on her heart. She was too good and too innocent for witchcraft to have any power over her.
* Most straight-on depictions of Literature/SnowWhite have her as this. She's characterized by her innocence, her kindness, and [[BeautyEqualsGoodness her pure beauty]], and nearly everyone is charmed by her. Of course that makes her a prime target for {{Deconstruction}}.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Between being beaten and [[AttemptedRape nearly raped]] and being bullied all in the same night, [[NiceGuy Italy]] sure seems to be this. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]].
* In the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak, the prison doctor Amy Rose Blossom is intended to be this. What keeps her from being a PuritySue is her SympathyForTheDevil, a flaw which has her sympathising with the convicts whom the story ''actually'' revolves around, since she is clearly not TheProtagonist, instead playing a supporting role.
* In ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'', Shining Armor is pretty much the only unambiguously good character, and dedicated to making sure everyone receives justice regardless of their rank.
* In ''FanFic/{{Nosflutteratu}}'', not even being turned into a blood sucking creature of the night can stop [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] from being Fluttershy.
* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', while Rarity can be brainwashed, like when Discord turned her into Rarigreed, it is revealed that in every timeline and alternate universe, she is the only one out of the Mane Six who will never give in and [[SuperPoweredEvilSide turn into a Nightmare]].
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11376451/8/Celestia-takes-a-vacation Celestia Takes a Vacation]]'', a casual conversation between Celestia and Siesta has Louise burrowing into her blankets to "get away from the sunbeams of innocence and purity". Afterwards, she cries to Princess Henrietta that the two of them are demons of pure evil compared to Siesta. This is especially noteworthy given that Louise normally sees peasants as being BeneathNotice.

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* Flik from the Creator/{{Pixar}} film ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. His nemesis Hopper contrasts this by being extremely vile, though he's decent enough to honor a promise that he made with his mother.
* Manolo from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', verges on this given his AllLovingHero attitude and being a BadassPacifist. Plus, La Muerte (in disguise as an old woman) blesses him by "always keeping his heart pure and courageous".

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* Creator/ShirleyTemple's characters are usually the ones who make the villains have [[CareBearStare a change of heart]], because she is so innocent and well meaning. See: the ode to Shirley in ''Curly Top'':
-->''You're just so full of sunshine\\
Folks agree\\
You could supply the world\\
With Vitamin D!\\
Two eyes that make\\
The heavens proud to be blue\\
Angel cake\\
It's just a copy of you!''
* ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'' cannot be consumed by the Mathmos because of her innocence.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': This is the reason why Steve Rogers became the ideal Super-Soldier in the form of Captain America. The serum that enhanced him was explicitly stated to amplify everything about the subject. Steve, a genuinely nice guy who lives by an innate and nigh-infallible moral compass, was chosen specifically because that compass would never allow the power he was about to gain to go to his head.
* Eric Liddell in ''Film/ChariotsOfFire''. Interestingly, it is well done enough to make him more likable because of this instead of making him "sue-ish."
* Batman in '' Film/TheDarkKnight'' is called "incorruptible" by the Joker. Granted, Batman is the epitome of GoodIsNotNice, but Bats in the [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Nolanverse]] absolutely Will. Not. Kill.
** He [[Film/BatmanBegins might]] ''[[TechnicalPacifist let you die]]'', though.
* Joe Friday in the 1987 movie version of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' is incorruptible. His only vice is cigarettes, which he warns others against taking up. Although as for pureness, at the very end of the movie he does start de-flowering [[InsistentTerminology The Virgin]] Connie Swail (consensually and respectfully).
* ''Film/TheGoldenChild'' is such a character. As a Buddhist monk with mystical powers, his [[CosmicKeystone mere existence]] serves to prevent the forces of evil from taking over the world. The only way they can kill him is if he becomes [[OnlyThePureOfHeart corrupted by committing an evil act]]; but despite starvation and isolation, he holds firm for TheChosenOne to rescue him, and manages to [[MookFaceTurn convert a mook to the side of good]] in the process.
* Creator/PeterCushing's portrayal of Dr. Van Helsing.
* Aurora in ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', thanks to being magically gifted with beauty and happiness by the Three Good Fairies. As a result, she sees nothing but the good in everyone, allowing her to be friends with both animals and TheFairFolk... [[spoiler:and ultimately, Maleficent herself]].
* Utterly subverted in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'', in that Sir Galahad ''wants'' to be corrupted after some convincing by the women of Castle Anthrax, only to be "saved" by Sir Lancelot just in time, much to his - and the women's - chagrin.
** The fact that when Galahad was created Lancelot was his ''father'' always makes that sequence especially hilarious.
* Jefferson Smith, in ''Film/MrSmithGoesToWashington'', keeps his principles in the face of Washington corruption. And he suffers for it.
* Ophelia and her baby brother from the movie ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' both represent purity.
* Peekay from ''Film/ThePowerOfOne''. He is distinguished by the traits of extreme generosity and a love for people of all types of races, but he rarely passes judgment on others.
* {{Implied}} to be the case with Princess Tamina and her ancestresses in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. According to the backstory she tells to Prince Dastan, she is descended from a girl who managed to prevent the gods from destroying all of mankind through the wish of her pure heart that humanity would be spared.
* Astronaut John Glenn from ''Film/TheRightStuff''. "Mr. Clean the Marine" lived on the straight and narrow, was devoted to his shy, stuttering wife, and when he was approached by a couple of prostitutes who were working their way through the entire flight crew, he drove them away. (Even in the straight-laced 1950s he was considered remarkable.)
* ''Film/ScoobyDoo'', according to the live action movie. It is for this specific reason the daemons go after him.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has Bail Organa, Leia's adoptive father and Senator of the Republic. An unwavering supporter of the rights of the people and of the Jedi Order, Bail puts himself in danger multiple times during the rise of the Empire by either criticizing Palpatine's policies or aiding the Jedi. When Order 66 began, the safe thing to do was to stay as far away from the Jedi as possible. What Bail did was head straight for the spaceport and embark on a mission to the Coruscant temple to find any Jedi who had survived, and then to help them however he could. It was because of his incorruptible moral fiber that he became an enemy of the Empire and [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it eventually led to all of Alderaan being destroyed]].
* ''Film/StrokerAce'' has Pembrook Feeney, Torkle's advertisement organizer. She is a Sunday school teacher, will not drink, smoke, or swear to save her life, always has a bright and cheerful disposition, and is only shaken when Torkle attempts to jump her. Stroker has to work at getting her drunk, and, even after she passes out, she never faults Stroker for it and instead cries tears of joy that he did not take advantage of her. [[NotWhatItLooksLike Although she never gets the chance to explain this to Lugs before he goes to slug Stroker]].
* St. Therese of Lisieux would appear to most viewers to exemplify this trope in the 2004 Leonardo Defilippis film ''Therese''. The two relatively tame sins that vex young Therese's conscience (picking a slightly larger piece of cake for herself, and continuing to read a novel when her sister had asked her to clean up) are about as scandalous as this movie gets. Once she enters the convent, Therese's entire existence is consumed with spending every moment serving others and living in humility.
* Pvt. Witt, [[MessianicArchetype the messianic protagonist]] of ''Film/TheThinRedLine''. A case of AdaptationalHeroism, since he is a fairly regular guy in the book.
* Sgt. Howie in ''Film/TheWickerMan1973''. A [[CelibateHero pure]] hero.
* InformedAttribute of the title character in ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld''.
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': The other tributes see Katniss Everdeen as being this in the second Games. Cue Finnick, Johanna, and Chaff trolling her and trying to 'corrupt' her.
* How innocent and pure is [[NoNameGiven the Girl]] in ''Film/HeartsOfTheWorld''? She kneels at her bed and prays, "Please make me so nice and good that Boy will love me forever and ever."

* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' does us a favor by introducing the characters in order of how pure and noble they are. The first character is a knight who is the epitome of perfection. He is spiritually perfect, and wears shabby clothes because he has transcended his desire for material possessions. Compare him to the next few pilgrims, such as his son who is perfect but for his lust, and a nun who is devout but loves fine clothes.
* While most of the [[KnightInShiningArmor knights]] in Thomas Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDarthur'' are not exactly corrupt, when the Grail [[TheQuest quest]] arrives, it finds that they are proud, violent, and unchaste. The honor of actually finding the Grail is reserved for Galahad, Percival, and Bors. (Even Bors was not perfect, but was allowed because of the perfection of his repentance).
** Galahad is an extreme example. The Siege Perilous was reserved by Merlin for the knight who would find the Grail. Since the Grail could only be found by the pure of heart, this essentially means that only people who were truly pure could sit upon it. As soon as he is knighted, he sits down upon the Siege Perilous, ''before'' the others can warn him. He doesn't die. Instead, his name is carved by magic onto the back of the seat.
* Kendra, of ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}''. Because of her pure heart, she is not turned into dandelion fluff for entering the Fairy Queen's shrine. It comes in really handy when the end of the world as we know it is imminent (in all the following books).
* Guan Yu from ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' is an incorruptible and extremely honorable character. When he manages to fight his way up to Cao Cao from the opposing army, Cao Cao, being unarmed, does not fear him, since he knows Guan Yu would never attack someone who was not prepared to defend himself.
** Furthermore, he later captures Guan Yu and recruits him as an officer. However, Guan Yu states that he will return to the other side as soon as he finds his leader Liu Bei, despite Cao Cao constantly trying to tempt him to stay with elaborate gifts and promises of high status.
* ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit''. Eddie Valiant is an utter JerkassWithAHeartOfGold, [[spoiler: but apparently, he's incorruptible, since only one with the purest of hearts can resist the genie's magic. He does so, despite thinking that maybe he'd luck out and that the "pure heart" requirement won't be needed that one time. However, when he defeats the genie and it offers him any wish with no skullduggery, all Eddie wants is evidence to prove his client and his slutty wife were innocent, just like Roger asked. No wealth, no youth, no women, no immortality. He only wants to finish his case.]]
* Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire: Tommen Baratheon, despite his parents being brother and sister, turns out to be one of the most benevolent characters in the series. Unlike his [[CompleteMonster brother]], he was upset about the possibility of Robb Stark dying despite them being enemies. Notably, he is on good terms with his entire family except for his aforementioned brother Joffrey, including his uncle Tyrion who is considered to be the WhiteSheep of their family. His only flaw in question is the simple fact that he can be manipulated easily. He also quickly realizes that a king needs to be wise.
* Carrot Ironfoundersson in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', who has become less naive and more savvy but has retained all of his purity since coming to Ankh-Morpork. (Apart from his ability to become so terrifying people fall down to get out of his way when he flips his lid over his girlfriend leaving him... but he doesn't seem to know he's doing that.)
** Additionally, Carrot's [[KnightInSourArmor cynical]] boss Sam Vimes may be about as far from a PuritySue as you can possibly get, but he's renowned the world over for being [[TheFettered completely incorruptible]]. (In ''Discworld/TheTruth'', after a couple of out of town criminals suggest bribing Vimes, the zombie lawyer Mr Slant responds with, "The last person who tried to bribe Commander Vimes is yet to regain full use of his fingers.") This is not out of a higher purity, but rather the development of a construct in his own mind to keep watch over his actions, [[{{Determinator}} created by his own willpower]]. Who watches the watchmen, indeed.[[note]]'''Vimes:''' ''I'' do.[[/note]]
*** A short list of things Vimes has resisted: The Gonne (which corrupted everyone else who held it except its creator and Carrot), The Summoning Dark (a quasi-demonic entity of pure revenge which managed some control before [[spoiler:being kicked out by said construct]]), and, several times, the urge to ignore the law, including one time when his boss was secretly standing behind him.
*** Even criminals know him as incorruptible, and consider him so even if he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Vimes privately suspects himself of being a spoon.
** Brutha from ''Discworld/SmallGods'' as well. He's the WesternAnimation/MoralOrel of ''Discworld''. He is also essentially the [[CrystalDragonJesus Jesus-equivalent]] of his religion--except he manages to avoid the impending martyrdom, and hence the impending bloody crusades. Perhaps unique in that he [[CallingTheOldManOut challenges his god]] to uphold the principles he claims to stand for.
** Also Leonard da Quirm who has been described as having "priceless, enquiring amber of Leonard's massive mind, underneath all that bright investigative genius was a kind of wilful innocence that might in lesser men be called stupidity. It was the seat and soul of that force which, down the millennia, had caused mankind to stick its fingers in the electric light socket of the Universe and play with the switch to see what happened and then be very surprised when it did." He has also been shown to create designs of war machines in great detail but trust absolutely that no one would be evil enough to use them. Instead he treats the design of such things as an intellectual excercise.
* Aziraphale from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' is ''supposed'' to be like this (well, he's an angel, after all) but Crowley manages to tempt him slightly away from the path of righteousness with classical composers and decent films (the only movie you can watch in Heaven, apparently, is ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'').
* Tom and Eva from Harriet Beecher Stowe's ''Literature/UncleTomsCabin''. This type of character was common when the book was written, but has fallen out of favor since.
* Creator/HenryDarger's seven little Vivian Girls in ''Literature/InTheRealmsOfTheUnreal'' are explicitly this and are compared to little Eva many times, as are other valiant girls in the tale.
* A couple of these are featured in Charles Dickens' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', namely Lucie Manette and Charles Darnay.
* Absolute incorruptibility is one of the qualifying traits for Literature/{{Lensman}}. It is one of the hardest to find among human candidates, with only one hundred Earth Lensman graduating per year, though some other species have trouble even understanding the concept of corruptibility. (Though most of those races have troubles with other traits.)
* The amazing frequency with which it is found in otherwise [[RefugeInAudacity absurdly]] [[DarkerAndEdgier Grimdark]] world of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' is one of the few reasons why the [[TheEmpire Imperium]] still stands. Unsurprisingly, novels set in this universe feature it quite often:
** Ibram Gaunt from the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' series. In one book, Major Rawne is urged to get himself out of Gaunt's regiment because Gaunt will get him killed, pointlessly, on a matter of honor, and that the Warmaster is amused by his [[GoodIsOldFashioned old-fashioned honor]].
** While the reputation of Literature/CiaphasCain, HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, that states he can thwart all attempts at diminishing his loyalty to the Imperium is mostly [[FakeUltimateHero an elaborate series of manipulations and half-truths]] (and his aide Jurgen, a psychic "blank" that cancels all Warp abilities), his faith in the GodEmperor is absolute, and his faith in self-preservation is even stronger. Not only is he incredibly resilient to the mental manipulations of Chaos for an untrained and un-augmented human (although often their sheer level of power overwhelms him), he is also immune to the brutal and ruthless mentalities so prevalent in the Imperium, genuinely AFatherToHisMen (though he doesn't seem to realise it himself, claiming it to be part of the image he creates).
** This is the whole schtick of Grey Knights [[SuperSoldier Space Marine]] chapter. Their self-titled [[Literature/GreyKnights novel]] even has their commander (to bolster their HeroicResolve) specifically invoking the fact that for the whole millenia-long history of their chapter ''not a single'' Grey Knight has ever fallen to [[TheCorruption Chaos]]. Which is no small stuff, given that ''all'' Grey Knights are [[PsychicPowers psykers]], and as such are much more prone to corruption, but still no other chapter can put a similar achievement under its belt.
*** In the third book, Alaric ''outwits a Daemon of Tzeentch'' by destroying ''every last facet of his mind and soul except the Grey Knight oath'', then picking the pieces up again. His sheer strength of will defeated the machinations of an embodiment of the ''god of lies and trickery''. [[spoiler:Although said god was playing along to punish said embodiment for being lazy.]]
** [[TheMedic Medicae]] are particularly prone to this, such as Dorden and Curth in the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novels, and Arriott in the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' novel ''Death or Glory''. (Not invariably: a [[AristocratsAreEvil Jantine Patrician doctor]] in ''First & Only'' [[MoralMyopia disdains]] treating a non-aristocratic soldier.) And ''Literature/{{Ravenor}} Returned'' features Belknap, who was unlicensed for serious malpractice because he defrauded the system to get medical help to those he should have rejected, such as children without registered parents. Believing Ravenor and his retinue to be criminals, he asks that they pay him by cutting loose the StreetUrchin and giving him a little money to get out of a criminal life. When Ravenor asks whether Belknap can be trusted:
--->'''Patience''': I reckon if you cut the doctor right through the middle, you would find the word "trust" written right through him.
** ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'', the trilogy from which ''Ravenor'' originally spun off, subverts this trope. It features Godwyn Fischig, a member of the Arbites, as one of Eisenhorn's team. Fischig was so "straight up and down", as Eisenhorn said, that he [[spoiler:betrays Eisenhorn to more puritanical members of the Inquisition when he realises - or thinks he realises - the full extent of Eisenhorn's radicalism. Although even there, he was clearly motivated by his desire to save Eisenhorn.]]
** In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel ''Horus Rising'', Loken's distaste for lodges and the {{Conflicting Loyalt|y}}ies and secrecy they bring is so pure that even a lodge member admires it, even as he is amused by it. In ''False Gods'', when Loken is distressed by going up against rebels, their own people, rather than outsiders and worries about other rebellions, his friends intimidate they might report him for treason, and laugh at his reactions because he's so straight up and down.
*** In ''The Flight of the Eisenstein'', Tarvitz's honor is what brings the great shock at TheReveal -- and the willingness of the characters to believe him.
---->''"Saul Tarvitz", whispered Sendek. "First Captain of the Emperor's Children. Impossible! He's a man of honour! If he's turned traitor, then the galaxy has gone insane!"\\
Decius found he couldn't look away from Garro's shocked expression. "Perhaps it has." It was a long moment before Decius realized that the words has been his''.
*** Nathaniel 'Straight Arrow' Garro fits well, too. There's a pattern to the protagonists of the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels -- unsurprisingly, considering the fact that the heresy was a tale of the corruption of the Imperium.
** In the ''Literature/{{Ultramarines}}'' novel ''The Killing Ground'', Uriel and Pasanius fall into the hands of the Grey Knights, who find it hard to believe that they escaped from the Eye of Terror untainted by Chaos, and test them with ordeals. They pass. Indeed, before the first, a mind probe, Leodegarius, the Grey Knight testing them, disbelieves protests of innocence and is even willing to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] to secure compliance, but after, he obviously wants them to pass the next two. After the second, when their wounds have healed as those of the innocent do, Leodegarius comments that he has never seen it happen so quickly. After the third, [[spoiler:Leodegarius explains it was a SecretTestOfCharacter --by defeating them he proved that they had no warp-based powers -- and he had been confident that they could pass.]]
** In the novel ''[[Literature/BloodAngels Deus Sanguinius]]'', when Rafen emerges from his brother Arkio's schismatic forces and demands that Mephiston let him [[CombatByChampion fight Arkio in single combat]], Mephiston probes his mind and finds him made of duty and honour, having long outgrown a youthful arrogance. He steps aside for the much junior Blood Angel because no better champion could be found.
** In the short shory "The Returned", many Doom Eagles are unwilling to even consider that Tarikus might be untainted, thinking he should be just executed for safety's sake. His old squad insist that he is pure even after being tormented for every waking moment for years by the foulest traitor-genius Chaos ever spawned, and their new sergeant points out they feel guilty about abandoning him. [[spoiler:He passes all the tests and is declared pure.]]
** In the ''Literature/WhiteScars'' novel ''Hunt for Voldorius'', Voldorius taunts Malya with this: her incorruptible soul will remain intact, and she can therefore be used for his spell.
* This is a trait shared by all Heralds in the eponymous Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar series; they're famous for it. One cannot be [[CallToAdventure Chosen as a Herald]] without it, or at least the potential for it, and the [[BondCreatures Companions]] make sure it stays intact. However, the Heralds are not plaster saints. They frequently suffer the downsides of SamaritanSyndrome (for some, like [[Literature/LastHeraldMageTrilogy Vanyel]], it goes all the way into ChronicHeroSyndrome), have interpersonal conflicts and moral crises like anyone else, and are anything but chaste. Further, they are first in the line of fire when Valdemar needs defending. While their Companions help them keep a moral compass, they also counsel against falling into the LawfulStupid trap, and many a Herald is recruited from a shady or morally questionable background, including a con artist, a thief, an outland mercenary leader, an enemy officer, and more than one individual on their way to the gallows for murder.\\\
This trait is the reason the Heralds were created in the first place. The first King of Valdemar wanted a way to ensure that his descendents would always put the good of the kingdom ahead of their own interests, and wove a magic spell to this effect, then bound it up in a prayer to every god he'd ever heard of. The gods did him one better, providing [[OnlyTheChosenMayRide Companions]] not only for the King and his heirs, but enough to establish [[TheOrder a force of completely trustworthy agents and advisers]]. The highest, most inviolate law in Valdemar is that the Monarch must be a Herald; any royal not worthy of being Chosen is passed over in the line of succession.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''
** Michael Carpenter, along with his fellow [[{{Paladin}} Knights of the Cross]]. Before agreeing to work with Harry, he insisted on a soulgaze (which is exactly what it sounds like; two people looking into each other's souls). Apparently Michael's soul was so beautiful it drove Harry to tears. Throughout the series, Michael maintains his faith in God and keeps being an honest, loving man despite all the horrors and evils he faces. However, as he is still a flawed man, there do exist things which would tempt him. The most prevalent is harming his children. [[spoiler:When a priest went rogue and tried to steal two holy swords Harry had in his possession, the man kidnapped Michael's daughter and put a bomb on her. So enraged, after beating the man with his old blade and a baseball bat, Michael was tempted to smite him in vengeance. He likely would have if Harry hadn't pleaded with him to not do it, or if it had to be done let Harry be the smiter. The words are enough for Michael to step back]].
** Harry himself seems like he would qualify. [[spoiler:He spends three to four years being tempted by the shadow of a fallen angel. During that time, she was slowly putting pressure on his temper to make it even more hair trigger. And while he did enjoy some of the perks the shadow gave him, like being able to speak dead languages, he never gave into the darker aspects of this. Eventually he converts the shadow angel to good, or at least good enough to sacrifice herself to save him. Though he hypothesizes that the actual angel would be as impossible to change as she claims, but as the shadow is imprinted in his mind, it's as malleable as that medium. For this action and his resistance, he was rewarded with Soulfire, Hellfire's opposite and called repeatedly "the fires of Creation."]]
*** Later, [[spoiler:Morgan, who unrelentingly harassed him when he feared Harry to be a warlock, comes to him for help. Lara even knows he is sheltering Morgan because [[ChronicHeroSyndrome people in trouble go to Harry, and Harry helps them]]. Though the White Council is bent on executing Morgan even if he might be innocent -- politics demands -- Harry sticks through thick and thin trying to exonerate him. After Morgan's HeroicSacrifice, he does not try to argue with the MaliciousSlander that portrays Morgan as a traitor, but he clearly regards it as DirtyBusiness]].
*** Alas, Dresden no longer qualifies. After [[spoiler:[[DespairEventHorizon his daughter is kidnapped, and he is physically incapacitated]], he [[GodzillaThreshold calls on Mab, and accepts the position of Winter Knight]]. And he points out to Mab that she's the LEAST EVIL of his choices. He's willing to take up Lasciel, or even use the Darkhallow to get his daughter back. However, as told by Archangel Uriel, if he made his choice out of love, he will not wander so far from the path he couldn't make it back.]]
** Morgan also easily qualifies. Yes, he is a JerkAss, but GoodIsNotNice; he really, truly believes in the Laws of Magic, and follows them without fear and without fail to [[WellIntentionedExtremist whatever end they bring him]].
* William Laurence from the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series (Napoleonic wars fought with the addition of dragon-powered airforces). He's also brave, clean-living, thrifty and very astute - astute enough to ''understand'' the tension between Fair and Expedient. Oh, and his country is on the line. Angel walking through hell, anyone?
* Marina from ''Theatre/PericlesPrinceOfTyre''. First off, she's so beautiful, sweet and talented that another character tries to have her killed for being too perfect. She mentions having [[TenderTears cried]] after accidentally stepping on a worm. When she ends up in a brothel, she keeps her virginity by convincing every man who tries to bed her that he should follow the path of virtue instead. The brothel's owners let her go in disgust because she's driving them out of business.
* [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Tycho Celchu]], to the point where Wedge trusts him above anyone else. Suspected of being brainwashed and a secret traitor.
-->'''Lusankya conversion records''': RI: [[spoiler:Resistant]] in primary phase. Notes: Though the subject's initial response to [[spoiler:Imperial icons]] was positive, this appeared to be an artifact of his years spent at [[spoiler:the Imperial Academy. It did not last long. Subject aggressively attacked Imperial icons. When those icons were overlaid with Alliance datastreams, the contradiction caused the subject to become catatonic. Subject is unsuitable for conversion.]]
** This is proved beyond a doubt with the way he handles the trial.
* Darryl [=McAllister=] from Creator/DianeDuane's Literature/YoungWizards series. [[spoiler:As an Abdal, an avatar of [[CrystalDragonJesus the One]], he directly channels the One's energy for pure good.]]
** "Reality might hit him, might, indeed, have hit him hard already -- but ''it'' might be what shattered."
* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky loves this trope. It fits characters from no less than ''three'' of his major books: Sofia Marmaledova from ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', Prince Myshkin from ''Literature/TheIdiot'', and Alyosha Karamazov from ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. Such a character tends to be paired alongside a NietzscheWannabe, with subtle hints given that the types are NotSoDifferent. (Hi, MindScrew!) The outcome for such a character tends to vary highly.
** Sofia Marmaledova is also unusual for being the rare overlap between Incorruptible Pure Pureness and HookerWithAHeartOfGold.
* In ''Literature/HowILiveNow'' by Meg Rosoff, the American teenage heroine is sent to live with her English cousins on the eve of World War Three. Nearly all her newfound relatives are full of IncorruptiblePurePureness, especially 9-year-old Piper, and 14-year-old Edmond, with whom the heroine [[KissingCousins falls in love]].
--> "''If anyone feels like arresting me for corrupting an innocent kid then all I can say is '''Edmond was not corruptible.''' Some people are just like that and if you don't believe me it just means you've never met one of them for yourself. Which is your loss.''"
* Enjolras, the RebelLeader from ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* There are a lot of individual moments that would make one question this, including outright mental health troubles, but, seriously, [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'Urden]]. He was raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil city, escaped it and lived for years as shunned and in harsh conditions before being accepted by ''anyone'' at all, and after that has lived a life that has constantly involved violence by necessity. And yet, just listen to him. Most people couldn't sound like a more exaggerated saintly hero if they tried, and he's entirely sincere.
* Creator/JohnHemry's Literature/PaulSinclair. In ''A Just Determination'', he testifies on behalf of a captain whom he neither liked nor respected, did not think a good officer, and never wanted to serve under again, because while the man had done wrong, he was being hammered. By the fourth book, ''Against All Enemies'', another character explains to him that his superior finds it a little intimidating to have a subordinate with [[FamedInStory such a reputation for always doing the right thing]].
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', several people are able to overcome the temptation of claiming the One Ring for themselves, or simply are not tempted at all. In the movies, the One Ring's powers of seduction are dialed UpToEleven to be almost active rather than passive and the characters' reactions are adjusted accordingly.
** Faramir, despite what some might claim, ''is'' tempted by the Ring in the original. When he finds out Frodo has it, he smiles strangely, slowly [[ThinkingOutLoud thinks out loud]] that the Ring is in his hands and the hobbits at his mercy, his eyes gleam, and he draws up to his full height. This alarms the hobbits who reach for their swords. However, Faramir rejects the Ring, because he understands the temptation and danger of the rings, partially thanks to tutelage from Gandalf.
** Gandalf and Galadriel are tempted at Bag End and Lothlorien, but they are able to resist because they, like Faramir, are Wise with a capital W. Galadriel also doesn't go radioactive.
** Aragorn never explicitly voices desire for the Ring either, though much like Faramir his eyes gleam and he stands up straight when he says he could get it for himself if he wanted to, alarming the hobbits. In light of the Faramir sequence above, he could also have resisted temptation at that moment. At the Council of Elrond he denies that the Ring is his by right when Frodo suggests it.
** At one point Sam has the Ring all to himself, and the Ring gives him visions of becoming a mighty lord, overthrowing Sauron and transforming Mordor from a wasteland to a gigantic garden. But Sam rejects this because he only wants to tend a garden on his own, not to lord it over others (and have them do the gardening), and when tempted to simply have a ginormous garden to himself, he simply shrugs it off under the reasoning that he wouldn't be able to tend a garden that big.
** And Tom Bombadil is not tempted by the ring at all, and is probably the truest example of IncorruptiblePurePureness in the book, but it's unclear as to exactly why or how that is. Maybe he was significantly older than the Ring. Or maybe he was in a whole other ballpark power-wise (he's InexplicablyAwesome - see the [[WMG/TheLordOfTheRings WMG for Lord of the Rings]]).
** Frodo is given the task of delivering the Ring to Mount Doom [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman specifically because of this trait,]] but he actually turns out to be a deconstruction. Not only is the constant process of resisting the Ring's influence an enormous psychological and even physical burden on him, [[spoiler:he eventually succumbs to its lure after lugging it all the way across Middle-earth to Mount Doom. No one, not even Frodo, is that pure. In Frodo's defense, he finally gave in to the temptations of the Ring only after bringing it to the single-most evil place in all of Middle-earth, which was so evil that even the Phial of Galadrial (which explicitly has the ability to shine where all other lights go out) stopped working]].
** Bilbo himself was tempted by the Ring for a short time when Frodo arrived at Rivendell, but like the others, the was able to shrug it off quickly, though he did ask that Frodo never show him the ring again. This is more significant than the other examples on this page, as Bilbo was in possession of the Ring for ''sixty years'' and was still able to resist it as readily as the others. Bilbo also remains the only person aside from Sam known to have possessed the Ring and willingly given it up.
** A dark example: Shelob is not even the slightest bit tempted by the ring, because it can offer nothing to someone that only wants to eat.
* Deconstructed by Galad in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' after he inadvertantly sparks a city destroying riot (with a side helping of war) to help his sister. Apparently this is a recurring theme with him, and that was just the most dramatic example. Elayne introduces him as being perfect and good ''... no matter the cost to himself (or others)''.
* Unless you count her brief foray into normality (or, at least, her own brand of normality), Jerry Spinelli's ''Literature/{{Stargirl}}'' could be considered incorruptible.
* Jane from ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' is, throughout the entire story, the most [[PuritySue pure]], incorruptible character, constantly believing in the [[WideEyedIdealist good of everyone]] (yes, ''everyone''). Her sister Elizabeth, the heroine, adores Jane but sometimes admits that this particular trait drives her a bit nuts. It creates problems for Jane and her LoveInterest, unfortunately, when someone persuades the gentleman that because Jane is so sweet and kind to ''everyone'', the way she treats ''him'' isn't anything special.
* ''Literature/TheBible'':
** Jesus is offered dominion over all the Earth if He'll just bow down and worship {{Satan}}. His response is predictable, given that it's Jesus.
** Other Biblical examples include Noah, Job, and Daniel.
* The ''A.D Chronicles'' series, being a Biblical historic fiction series about people affected by Jesus during his time on earth, has more than a few examples.
** Jesus himself, obviously, although this series shows exactly how pure and how remarkable it is even better then the Bible at some points. The series is set during one of the most violent periods of Roman occupation; most of the Roman rulers (and quite a few of the Jewish ones) are {{Complete Monster}}s, most of the religious leaders are corrupt, self-serving, or stubborn, and quite a few of the main point-of-view characters aren't exactly saints.
** The most pure human character in all the books is definitely Peniel, the blind beggar that Jesus healed on the Sabbath. He has been abused, horribly mistreated, and called a mistake even since he was born, even by his own family. The only person who ever loved him, his older brother, [[spoiler: drowned when he was a child after jumping into the water to save him. His [[AbusiveParents mother]] still blames him over ten years later and flat out says that he is a abomination who should have died instead.]] The series continues to KickTheDog in various ways. [[spoiler: He loses his last gift from his brother, a bowl, when his tormentors smash it; his parents kick him out of their home and shun him, even some fellow outcasts hate him.]] Despite it all he is one of the sweetest, most cheerful, and most hopeful people in the series. When he gets a good amount of money begging, he often shares it with his fellow beggars who are worse off (despite many of them being ungrateful) and,when given the first flower from a sacred bush, he gives it to a woman who recently lost two young children during riots. He also has an extremely strong faith; at one point, he humbly states that he has no right to be called knowledgeable about scripture, and honestly asserts that his only ambition is for the Messiah to come and relive him of his suffering. Despite not being a priest, who were believed the only ones capable of such a thing, he is often visited in his dreams by the spirits of important Jewish patriarchs; the visits started as a child, when he prayed to God for someone to talk to about scripture because he was lonely.
** Actually, the extent of Peniel's kind and innocent nature is a major point of confusion for other characters in the series, and also for characters from the follow-up ''Jerusalem Chronicles'' series. In Biblical times, being born blind or otherwise handicapped was a sign that either your parents had sinned, or that you were inherently completely sinful and irredeemable. Either way, it was believed that you were destined for hell and that your disability was God's punishment on you in this world. Despite being jerks and not very good people, Peniel's parents are fairly well-respected, so most people in the series generally believe that he's responsible for his own condition. However, his kind heart and cheerful nature confuse many of the other characters because it completely turns the popular belief on its head. His healing actually came about because a Jewish teacher told Jesus that he didn't understand; if disabled people were sinners, how could a blind beggar be such a good-natured and honest person? [[spoiler: Jesus replied that that Peniel wasn't a sinner; he was born so that Jesus could show His true power, and that Peniel himself would bring people to God with his faith. It is both indirectly implied and more or less stated in the books that he is the living embodiment of "Blessed be the pure in heart, for they shall see God."]]
* Creator/JohnMilton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' featured, in Satan's legions, one RebelliousRebel who revolted against the notion of revolting:
-->''So spake the Seraph Abdiel, faithful found\\
Among the faithless, faithful only he;\\
Among innumerable false, unmoved,\\
Unshaken, unseduced, unterrified,\\
His loyalty he kept, his love, his zeal;''
* Arthur, from ''Literature/KeysToTheKingdom'', spends a great deal of time trying to be this, both physically & mentally. He does have some moments where he fails--big time. To be fair, it's not easy when magical forces that run the universe are trying to assert their dominance over you. As far as personal will goes, he never chooses to do anything malevolent or be dissuaded from his course of action.
* Ten Ox from ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds''. Master Li says that he suffers from "an incurable case of purity of heart". It's also the reason for him [[spoiler:subconsciously recognizing and worshipping Lotus Cloud as a goddess in disguise, whereas Master Li, the one with a "slight flaw in his character", did not for a long time]].
* The titular heroine of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe is this. Many characters in-universe have commented on her parents' apparent precognition at having named her Honor.
* In ''Literature/BeautyARetellingOfBeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast explains that his ancestors claimed to have this, and were so obnoxiously holier-than-thou about it that a local wizard decided to curse them in order to teach them some humility. But it didn't stick, because they actually ''were'' every bit as pure and good as they claimed to be. So the wizard settled down and waited, figuring that sooner or later ''someone'' in the family was bound to step out of line enough for the curse to stick.
* This is interestingly the quality about women that Ambrosio lusts after in ''Literature/TheMonk''. When it turns out that purity can indeed be corrupted, he turns petulant and spiteful. And violent.
* Cassie from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' is presented this way: while all five of the other main characters experience significant CharacterDevelopment over the course of the fifty-four book series, Cassie stays the same from start to finish. Her particular brand of morality, while not always black and white, is portrayed as always ''right'', and though she criticizes her teammates from start to finish and puts them at risk several times to justify her worldview, she is never faulted for it or called out on it. At one point she makes the call to sentence an enemy to a FateWorseThanDeath and it's ''Rachel'' who takes the blame, even though Rachel was just doing Cassie's dirty work.
* Seemingly played straight in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' with Dumbledore... until the final book: [[spoiler:Dumbledore, the personification of everything that's Wise and Good, turns out to have been just as bad as Voldemort during his youth, as he was willing to enslave the Muggles with his friend Grindelwald. A fight on this matter with his brother resulted in the death of their sister, and was the defining event in his entire life, which led him to become the man we see in the books.]]
** On the other hand, Dumbledore considers Harry this, and repeatedly explains that this is his greatest power over [[BigBad Voldemort]].
** Minerva [=McGonagall=] may be a straighter example, as she is arguably the most morally upright character in the series - though she isn't above bending or breaking rules [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight when it's the right thing to do]].
** Luna Lovegood, despite seemingly being Hogwarts' resident CloudCuckoolander, is very pleasant, kind, and optimistic.
* Raamo from the Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy is a naive dreamer who hadn't any aspiration higher than to be a weaver, didn't understand the "why" behind all the ritual in his society, and thought his psychic gift was merely "average." He's shocked to discover he's been chosen to become one of the elite and secretive cabal of society leaders. A year's worth of indoctrination, rituals, and honors follow, but it only confuses him more. At the ceremony that "elevates" him to be permanently above and apart from other Kindar, he panics, telepathically shouts to everyone that he doesn't want to be "above" anyone and sends an "I love you" to his family. Neric, the closest thing this society has to AgentMulder, hears Raamo's mental pleas and is delighted that Raamo hadn't succumbed as so many others had. The whole reason for choosing him in the first place? A BatmanGambit on the part of High Priestess D'ol Falla to find someone who could not only handle the truth, but could help her [[TheAtoner remedy the things she had done during her career]] that she had come to regret.
* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Literature/{{Freckles}}'', Angel. (Also Freckles himself, as Angel urges later.)
-->''He lifted his eyes with a shadowy pain in them to hers, and found them of serene, unconscious purity. What she had said was straight from a kind, untainted, young heart. She meant every word of it''.
* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', Mickey.
-->''I heard a little lad saying the things that are in the blood and bone of the men money can't buy and corruption can't break''.
* Barbara Everette, the main hero of the ''Literature/SpecialCircumstances'' series, regularly faces and defeats temptations great and small even when fighting Evil that would destroy your average person, aided by the unbreakable faith in {{God}} that makes her such an effective force of Good.
* The main protagonist of ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'' trilogy is Hadassah, a young Jewish-Christian slave girl in AncientRome. Her studiously pious ethical standards cause quite a few snags in her [[StarCrossedLovers romance arc]].
* Wanderer from ''Literature/TheHost''.
* Prim from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', which unfortunately leads to her being [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth.]]
* Liz Pennykettle from ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]'', right to the core.
** Guinevere. From what we know from the legend, this seems to stand. [[spoiler:Pretty much confirmed as of her appearance in ''The Fire Ascending''.]]
* Lizzie in ''Literature/GoblinMarket''. When her sister, Laura, succumbs to FoodChains, Lizzie wants to bring her some more goblin fruit to ease her suffering. The goblins refuse to sell any more fruit, but try to force Lizzie to eat it. [[spoiler:By successfully resisting them, she manages to return home unharmed -- with her face covered in pulp for her sister to eat.]] Since [[spoiler:this permanently cures Laura]], the poem can be interpreted as being about Lizzie's incorruptibility making up for Laura's corruptibility, ''[[Creator/JohnMilton Paradise Regained]]''-style.
* [[http://www.amazon.de/Gottes-Bodenpersonal-Eine-unwahrscheinliche-Liebesgeschichte-ebook/dp/B00S189Q1C This]] German book has a Christian [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin called Christian]], who gets on the nerves of a hooker by giving informative leaflets about the evils of prostitution to her customers. As she can't seduce him, she concludes that he must be into [[DepravedHomosexual something else]], and asks a colleague, who is a boy of fifteen, to try and seduce the guy. It doesn't work, in fact, Christian convinces the boy that he should get treatment for his drug addiction, and arranges for him to be properly cared for. The hooker gives up. [[spoiler: Hilariously enough, when the hooker is reavealed to be a man who [[WholesomeCrossdresser dresses up as woman]] only for prostitution, the Christian falls in love with him. But it's not portrayed as corruption, it's TrueLove.]]
* The Paraiko in ''Literature/TheFionavarTapestry'' are {{Gentle Giant}}s who [[ActualPacifist refuse to commit violence]] even in self-defense and sing hymns of lamentation and forgiveness even to people who harm them. [[spoiler:This is a singularly useless virtue to have in a FinalBattle, so Kim strips them of it and recruits them into the army.]]
* Taken UpToEleven with Sylvette in ''Literature/DieAlchimistin'', who is a sweet, adorable, all-loving five-year-old (with HairOfGoldHeartOfGold to complete the list). Later, over the course of seven years, she is: [[spoiler:kidnapped, put into enchanted sleep for two years, forced to have sex with her own father (against his will as well), forced to live in the sewers and tunnels under the city of Vienna, a mother at the age of eight, separated from her daughter, and finally forced to live with her dying father in a dark castle on a remote island watched over by the Big Bad's minions]]. When [[spoiler:her elder sister]] finds her, Sylvette is just as kind, sweet and gentle as before.
* Simon Lewis from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' also qualifies for this. In ''Tales of the Shadowhunter Academy'' he is even the moral hero of most stories.

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* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'':
** Harriet Conklin. Her motives are always displayed as unselfish or honest, in spite of her father Mr. Conklin being oft unprincipled and her boyfriend Walter Denton being an inveterate schemer and practical joker.
** Phillip Boynton, Miss Brooks' LoveInterest. He's considered by everybody to be the "soul of honesty". In "Trial by Jury", it's revealed that trying to lie makes Mr. Boynton break into the hiccups.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Dawn had this when she was the Key.
** Tara is a better example. Even in Season 5 Dawn was stealing and playing hookey. WordOfSaintPaul has it that one of the reasons Tara never appears as a shade to tempt Willow is that she herself was never tempted by evil, making her basically unique among the characters on the show, and meaning that evil entities can't usurp her appearance to corrupt others.
** The half-demon Groosalugg, the demon Lorne, the werewolf Oz, and the young woman Fred also qualify for it.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The Tyrells work hard to appear this way to the smallfolk in King's Landing.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Clark Kent, being Franchise/{{Superman}} and all. The related acts are too numerous to list, but here are a few: First of all, there's the fact that he's the most powerful being on Earth, and yet he never tries to take over or dominate the world or other people in any way. His main worries are: A. how to best help people, and B. how to protect his secret for the sake of his loved ones. Darkseid realizes that Clark is the single greatest threat to his power on Earth, as Clark is so good that he inspires the rest of Earth's population, and can potentially get them to rise up and reject the darkness being emanated from Apokolips [[spoiler: and Clark succeeds at this]]. A desperate and frustrated Darkseid bellows in the GrandFinale to Clark that "Eons have passed since I came face-to-face with a force that could possibly tip the balance to the light. You are the light! You cast out the darkness from Oliver Queen, and you will obliterate my darkness from the rest of the world if you are not stopped!"
** Jonathan and Martha Kent, naturally. ''They are the canonical reason'' why Clark himself becomes so incorruptible. Jonathan, as Clark's adoptive father, serves as a moral compass for Clark and serves as an example of what a man should be. He's not perfect, but he overcomes his very human flaws and serves as a guiding light in Clark's life. Martha is also a moral compass for Clark, and in "Beacon" Clark is in awe of her as she single-handedly rallies support for heroes all over the country. Lionel ''tried'' to tempt Martha to the dark side, but his attempts failed and Martha remained a hero. It really says something that while the rest of the world reveres Clark (or rather, The Blur) as their hero, Clark himself reveres his parents as ''his'' heroes.
** ComicBook/LoisLane is naturally this trope as well. During Season 6, she is mingling at a political gathering, and rather than play nice with a corrupt tycoon (like she was asked to do for the sake of not making a scene), she bluntly calls him out for his unscrupulous dealings. In another episode, Lois gets the ultimate power: she absorbs Clark's abilities. But rather than be corrupted by it like Lana was in another episode, Lois is eager to be a hero. She's so fiercely loyal to her loved ones and doing the right thing that even Darkseid failed to corrupt her, much to his frustration. She also never resents Clark for hiding his powers from her, and when she finds out about them, she actively tries to help him in his missions and notes that she completely understands his reasons for keeping them a secret. Lois even helps him brainstorm ways to preserve his identity going forward.
** Kara Zor-El, aka the future Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, is also this trope. When [[spoiler:Darkseid]] attempts to mind-control her early in Season 10, she--like ComicBook/LoisLane in the same episode--has a heart pure enough to resist it.
** Even the "evil" versions of Clark (usually due to GreenRocks of varying actual color) cause him, to, at worst, be a little more willing to entertain himself and slack off than normal, but still basically never at anyone else's expense. Sort of PokeThePoodle personified, as red-k Clark and brainwashed Kal-el are still noticeably better people than average.
* Kenneth the page in ''Series/ThirtyRock'' retains his sunny optimism despite being surrounded by unscrupulous business men and jaded industry types.
** Probably the best example is the season 4 finale, in which he is unjustly fired. He crashes a party and announces that he's finally going to tell everyone present how he ''really'' feels about them and the way they have treated him over the years...he loved every minute of it and will see them all in heaven. Combines CrowningMomentOfFunny and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
** In another episode, Jack, who is actively trying to corrupt Kenneth and test his virtue, traps him in an elevator with eight other people and informs him that since there is only enough oxygen for eight to survive long enough to be rescued, one person has to die (via the conveniently placed pistol in the phonebox). Kenneth immediately grabs the pistol and tries to blow his own brains out, and when it turns out to be unloaded (duh), tries to strangle himself with his belt. This causes Jack to flee from the elevator, [[EvilCannotComprehendGood completely unnerved]] and spluttering, "What is ''wrong'' with you??"
* [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Fred Rogers]] might very well have been a real-life version of this trope. Let's face it, the man was just ''GOOD.'' Pure and simple. (But the man never did put his street shoes back on when he left for the day. Go ahead, check.)
* Fraser in ''Series/DueSouth''. He's a [[AlwaysGetsHisMan mountie]], gosh darn it!
* The ''Series/{{Merlin 1998}}'' series repeatedly subverts this, as Vortigern, Uther, Lancelot, and Guinevere do not turn out to be the saintly people they were originally thought to be. Played straight with Arthur, however, and implied with Galahad.
* Alexis, [[Creator/NathanFillion Castle's]] daughter in ''Series/{{Castle}}''. In one episode, Castle gets paranoid about his teenage daughter having done something illegal, like drugs. Alexis assures him that she's not and hasn't been in any kind of trouble. The next morning, Alexis wakes him up, tearful and guilt-ridden about having lied to him in their earlier heart-to-heart, and painfully forces herself to confess the truth... she once jumped a subway turnstile without paying when she had a desperate need to catch the train. (The next day she swiped her card twice and didn't ride to make up for it.) He punishes her... with mandatory ice cream for breakfast. She has to punish '''herself''' with being grounded for a week.
* Captain Sheridan in ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'', so much so that in the show's universe [[spoiler:he becomes a mythical figure himself, after Earth is bombed back to the middle ages.]]
* Edith Bunker in ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' is sweet and nice to everyone and completely honest, providing a contrast to her bigoted, JerkAss husband, Archie, whom she tolerates with endless patience. In the episode "Archie and Edith Alone", Archie even calls out her for it: "Good thing, that's you all over! Always doing good! Edith the Good! You never get mad at nobody, you never holler at nobody, you never swear, no, nothing! You're like a saint, Edith! You think it's fun living with a saint? It ain't!" He challenges her to "do something rotten"; she tries to insult him, then crash a bowl of flowers, but she can't do either.
* Rick from ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' refuses to betray his ideals or leave a man - even a jerk like Merle - behind.
** Subverted beginning mid-way through season 2, where Rick is a lot more willing to get his hands dirty and thrown out the window by the season's end, where Rick is effectively done being the nice guy.
** Glenn is the only member of Rick's group who has ''never'' killed a living person. This is despite the fact that he lives in a world where HumansAreTheRealMonsters.
* Martha M. Masters from ''Series/{{House}}''.
* Ximena Fernandez, the teacher from ''Series/{{Carrusel}}''. She never does anything objectionable and is always kind and follows her good morals. Also, Daniel Zapata and Carmen Carrillo never seem to get into trouble, are kind to everyone, and do well in school.
* ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' has Hakuya Ryouga, whose character is defined by his inability to hate anyone, no matter what. A monster-of-the-week weapon that showed Yukito visions of his emotionally abusive father didn't affect Ryouga at all. His opposite number is Abarekiller, who terrorizes people because he thinks it's more exciting than being a good guy...but this just means Ryouga can prove his AllLovingHero cred beyond doubt.
* Felix from the ''Series/TheOddCouple''. He's one of the most innocent characters on the show, quite possibly ''the'' most innocent. He's shown to always want to do the right thing, and often serves as a moral compass to the others. Even when Oscar tries to get him to lie to help someone, he's extremely hesitant. He ends up doing it, but he feels so guilty about it that he cries, and later finds himself unable to stand the guilt, so he goes and tells the truth. There are several other instances where he outright refuses to do morally questionable things.
* ''Series/SamsonEnGert'': All other cast members will lie, cheat and fight with each other, but Samson always remains the voice of reason and feels himself to be above all this quarreling and dishonestness.
* Willow Jenks from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' is so pure that, no matter what they tried, Miss Denby and Robert Frobisher-Smythe couldn't get her to sin and turn into a Sinner.
* Leo Fitz from ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' seems to be gearing up to this trope, having inherited the role of TheHeart from Coulson. Increasingly Fitz shows himself to be willing to sacrifice his own life, his relationship with the person he loves, the trust of his friends - basically, anything that doesn't compromise another person's safety - in order to stick to his own moral code, which basically boils down to the idea that everyone is capable of good and therefore no-one can acceptably be written off as collateral damage. Notably, he only ever wields a lethal weapon against an enemy mook when another person's life is in immediate danger; actively helps out his romantic rivals [[WhatYouAreInTheDark even when no-one would ever know it if he screwed them over]]; and, perhaps most significantly, is the first and most vocal supporter of the rights of Inhumans who isn't an Inhuman himself.
* The titular ''Series/JusticeBao'' was renowned in China for his stern and uncompromising morals. The series itself shows how often the corrupt and wicked would try to seduce, bribe, or undermine Bao Zheng, only to fail because he could not be bought or intimidated. In an era where bureaucratic corruption was rampant, Justice Bao earned a reputation for both unflinching honesty and his constant battles against corruption, to the point that he left a stern warning to ''every future generation of his family'' on his deathbed, explicitly blocking any corrupt family members from rejoining their kin in death:
--> "Any of my descendants who commits bribery as an official shall not be allowed back home nor buried in the family burial site. He who shares not my values is not my descendant."
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Emu Hojo is [[AllLovingHero kind]] doctor living in CrapsackWorld mostly surrounded by jerks of all kinds. This doesn't stop him from adhering to his morals and ideals and even passing them on other people (to some minor degree). It probably helps that he turns out to be a suprisingly capable manipulator with a knack for BatmanGambit, so he can actually outmatch the jerks every so often.

* The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpXInCAWsog "Next To Me" by Emeli Sande]]seems to characterize a man who fits this trope. The lyrics list all the virtues he possesses, all the vices he doesn't, and speaks of his undying loyalty and devotion. In fact, many Christian listeners have picked up on this and interpreted this song to be about God himself.
* For many of her music video clips, Music/TaylorSwift would often wear a white dress signifying this trope. But times change.

[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr. has been a babyface for his entire WWE career (nearly 10 years by this point) and hardly ever cheats in matches (and when he does, [[DoubleStandard it's couched as justified]]). [[KidAppealCharacter Kids love him.]]
* Wrestling/JohnCena is commonly portrayed as this, and for the most part he really is. However, he's still a thug at heart, and will occasionally PayEvilUntoEvil if you get him angry enough. His feud with Wrestling/{{Kane}} hinged on the big monster attempting to get Cena to "embrace the hate", in order to corrupt him, as it were.
* Wrestling/KellyKelly. The only major Diva in modern WWE history to have never, ever been a heel. [[note]]WWE was planning on turning Kelly heel in 2011. It would have had Kelly being revealed as the one behind bringing Kharma coming to WWE (which is why Kelly was never attacked by her) and would have led to Kelly having a long reign as Divas Champion with Kharma as her muscle. When Kharma got pregnant in real life, it was scrapped and Kelly remained a face.[[/note]] She did manage to play with this somewhat, eventually adopting a BewareTheNiceOnes persona in the ring, and ''some'' of her offence was a little heelish.
* Wrestling/{{Sting}}. He ''has'' been a heel a few times, but he came across as a DesignatedVillain during all of them and fans still cheered him anyway.
* Wrestling/AJStyles, for almost all of his TNA career. The fans outright refused to go against him the few times he was heel, because he was such a nice guy. AJ never managed to become a ''real'' heel until he quit TNA and went to Japan to join the Wrestling/BulletClub.
* [[Wrestling/RickySteamboat Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat]] spent his entire career as a babyface, from his debut in the mid 1970s all the way through his retirement in 1994. Even in his recent appearances on WWE TV, he has never been the heel. Apparently, he wanted to turn heel but was told that even if he went out there and shaved off AllAmericanFace Wrestling/HulkHogan's arms off with a chainsaw, the fans ''still'' wouldn't buy it.
* Wrestling/TitoSantana is another wrestler with a long and distinguished career who never went heel.
* {{Wrestling/Bayley}} is a notable example in TheNewTens. Her character is of a starstruck fangirl who legitimately wants to be friends with everyone and hug them. While initially bullied and mocked by the other women, she TookALevelInBadass to become Women's Champion - all the while holding onto her goodness. She has never been a heel, and has acted as a MoralityPet for other women of the roster.
* In an odd way Wrestling/BeckyLynch became this in WWE. On the independents, she had usually played an obnoxious arrogant heel. In WWE any attempts to make her heel didn't work and she has been held up as one of the most likable {{Face}}s of the New Era.
* {{Wrestling/Naomi}} is another modern woman who has rarely been a heel. She started as one in FCW and reverted a couple of times, but fans just loved her too much - and her natural likability and [[IHaveTheHighGround impressive athleticism]] made her a perfect face. WWE tried to turn her heel in 2015 but she came across as a DesignatedVillain and eventually turned back face. WordOfGod is that she knew the heel turn wouldn't work but went along with it for the sake of a title opportunity. ''Series/TotalDivas'' portrayed her as the OnlySaneMan among the other women.

* In Radio/RidersRadioTheater, Ranger Doug (Idol of American Youth) has the whitest metaphorical hat of any white hat cowboy you could ever meet.

* UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} (represented in the main image on the page) always had this characterization for years. Of course as GodInHumanForm he would be free from sin, but some [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian theologians]] believe that he also resisted temptations ''without'' using any of his divine powers, simply praying, fasting, and so on, in order to model what godly behavior could be for us mere humans.
** {{God}} himself also qualifies, he never lies and he never tolerates injustice and sins, but he still forgives and loves those who faithfully follow his path. And it never changes.
* The Catholic doctrine of the Immaculate Conception states that Mary was free from [[HumansAreBastards Original Sin]] from the moment of her conception, so that she would be fit to be the Mother of Jesus. Mary embodies this trope especially in Catholicism and (to a lesser extent) in other churches.
* Out of many examples in Mormon literature, Alma the Younger stands out. He began as an outspoken enemy of Christianity, but after a miraculous conversion that parallels that of St. Paul, he becomes Christianity's greatest advocate. He eventually becomes so righteous that he is transformed into an angel and never dies.
* In Buddhism, beings that have achieved nirvana are said to be free from desires.


[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In the 1st through 3rd Editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', members of the Paladin class were required to maintain their Incorruptible Pure Pureness or lose their class abilities. Unfortunately, many problems arose when people played them as merciless, smite-happy, LawfulStupid {{Knight Templar}}s and [=GMs=] didn't call them on it, or when [=GMs=] interpreted even the slightest bit of [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey morality]] as an excuse to strip the paladin of their powers and players didn't call them on it. 4th Edition abolished this restriction, but they are expected to stay in line with the ideals of their patron god (so if your patron god expects you to be a bastion of Incorruptible Pure Pureness, then think twice about putting the orc kids to death. If your patron god is a slaughter-happy maniac, then think twice about [[PetTheDog petting those puppies]] unless you intend to snap their necks while doing so)
** 3.5 has a series of feats that grant absurd bonuses if they follow incredibly strict disciplines like taking a Vow of Peace (a feat requiring you to ''never deal lethal injury to a living thing'', in exchange for ''tremendous'' numerical bonuses). The feat Vow of Poverty is the most extreme one, which grants the character a few bonuses in exchange for them never owning any material possessions save for the very basic essentials. Enforcing "fluff" rules (like non-mechanical penalties for starvation) is the only thing that limits them (other than the whole "can't lethally injure something" or "can't own shinies" things). In addition, a character must remain Exalted on top of the additional restrictions for the Vow itself (i.e. Exalted characters are to Good characters what regular Good characters are to Neutral ones).
** The end of 3.5 gave us ''Heroes of Horror'' and the near-definitive ruleset for the [[TheVirus taint]] of evil, which treated evil that was vile enough as a physical thing that could corrupt the bodies and minds of characters. Characters with the Pure Soul feat were incorruptible, and immune to taint.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' has a class of characters called "Innocents" who share this trait. They get a certain amount of protection from the horrors of the Demiplane of Dread, but they lose it if they do evil or even get ''exposed'' to it in certain circumstances. The goal of the [=PCs=] is usually to keep that from happening. There's also a "True Innocent" PrestigeClass that jacks this up to eleven. Paladins are brought back closer to this trope as well in said campaign setting: Paladins are such beacons of goodness that they ''slightly dissolve the fabric of Ravenloft itself'' enough to make the various Darklords able to sense their general location...
** This is the schtick of the Kender, the {{Hobbits}} of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting. Their entire racial fluff is about how they are eternal children, full of hope, innocence, wonder and optimism, and so they never fall into evil behavior or mannerisms.
* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] by the Unconquered Sun in ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. He's pure in four different ways that don't interact well, and deals with the stress by hanging out playing the Games of Divinity for, oh...about the last two thousand years.
* While ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' tends to subvert these kinds of characters whenever they can, the High Elf Everqueen seems relatively immune. Helps being FriendToAllLivingThings, and she's so pure her very presence dissolves daemons and dark magics. The powers of the Everqueen come directly from the elven Mother Goddess Isha, so in a very real sense the Everqueen is the living avatar of a fragment of a divinity.
* Outside of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' literature mentioned above, there [[{{Retcon}} were]] the Sensei, descendants of the Emperor who can't even have negative feelings like hate and envy, and the Star Child, the incorruptible innocence of the Emperor that he had to discard in order to [[spoiler:kill his favourite son after purging him of all the evils that led to the fighting.]]
** The Grey Knights Chapter subjects its recruits to the equivalent of 666 {{Mind Rape}}s as part of their training, then erases their personalities at the end of it, ''on top of'' the nightmarish training regimes of a Space Marine, ensuring their complete incorruptibility. For the whole millenia-long history of their chapter ''not a single'' Grey Knight has ever fallen to [[TheCorruption Chaos]], despite this being a setting where reading the wrong book or talking to the wrong person leaves one open to Chaos taint. Supposedly their purity and piety is so extreme that demons find it ''physically painful'' to even get near them (apart from the physical pain caused by the boltguns and flamethrowers, that is).
*** The 5th edition codex adds another layer of pureness, the Purifiers, who are considered even more incorruptible than their fellow brethren. And then there's their champion, Castellan Crowe, who's so pure that he carries around a ''[[EvilWeapon daemon sword]]'' with no ill effect.
** The Exorcists chapter of SpaceMarines are an unusual take: Each member is subjected to possession (by as weak a Warp denizen as they can find, with as much security as possible) then exorcized, after which the Exorcist is immune to possession (apparently becoming invisible to daemons).
** The [[AmazonBrigade Sisters]] [[ChurchMilitant of Battle]] have had only a single Sister fall willingly after many thousands of years of constantly battling Chaos.
** Darnath Lysander, Captain of the Imperial Fists 1st Company, was lost in [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace the Warp]] for a millennium. When he finally got spat out again, he was captured by the Chapter's arch-enemies and tortured. He broke out of his prison, ''unarmed'', and returned to his Chapter. The Chaplains and Apothecaries tested him for six months for any sign of taint. He passed, and was given command of his old company. He then proceeded to hand the asses of his captors to them on a silver platter.
** The thirteenth company of the Space Wolves have been fighting in [[NegativeSpaceWedgie the Eye of Terror]], uncorrupted, for approximately ''ten thousand years''. Though that has a lot to do with them being already corrupted [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent in a different way.]]
** Tau as well. EpilepticTrees about [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Commander Farsight]] aside, their unshakeable belief in the "Greater Good", their resistant neurology and limited contact with Chaos in the short time they've been a spacefaring species mean they cannot be corrupted by it's effects. This is used to underscore their naïveté in the setting, as such in one short story where they believed they had [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu slain]] "Slaanesh", when they had really just mistaken the patron Chaos god of some cultists for the name of their leader. Were it not for their anti-Chaos physiology and Greater Good philosophy protecting them, the Tau would be TooDumbToLive.
* The [[KnightInShiningArmor Knight]] character in the board game ''TabletopGame/{{Talisman}}'' represents this trope by starting the game with the Good alignment, and this cannot be changed throughout the game by any spell or effect that would normally change the alignment of a character. In practice, this means that the Knight can never use objects or followers that Good-aligned characters are prohibited from, they always take damage when encountering the Graveyard board space, and they are not affected by any board space, creature, stranger, event, or place card that specifically benefits or hinders characters of neutral or evil alignment.
* [[https://imgur.com/qQ3j7MB This tale]] has its protagonist, a kind ([[GoodIsDumb if rather dim-witted]]) ex-fisherman in a cruel world whose kindness was taken advantage of all the time, and yet he never minded. His heart was too good to really be tarnished by it. The CrapsackWorld the party lived in was about to get worse, as a monstrous villain had acquired a crystal that gave godly power, but multiplied corruption points by a hundred; after managing to beat this villain through luck and good use of an evil-vanquishing special power, the fisherman acquired the crystal, and used it. The DM thought he'd have a new villain, but the problem is: The crystal's way to corrupt was to multiply [[KarmaMeter corruption points]] by x100. The fisherman had ''no corruption points whatsoever''. As a result, the world got the GodOfGood it had needed all along, and became a better place because of it.

* Sarah Brown from ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' is an example of this, and this trope is parodied by her mission band's inability to "save" any souls until Sky makes the other gamblers come to the testimonial.
* The protagonist Violaine in the play ''L'Annonce faite à Marie'' (''[[http://www.archive.org/stream/tidingsbroughtto00clau/tidingsbroughtto00clau_djvu.txt The Tidings Brought to Mary]]'') by Paul Claudel. Violaine is moved by pity to kiss a leper, and gives him her engagement ring to help finance the church. This does not sit well with her fiancé Jacques -- especially now that she has contracted leprosy herself. Jacques marries Violaine's sister instead, but when their child dies, the saintly Violaine, blind and forsaken in the lepers' colony, brings the kid back to life.
%%* ''Theatre/{{Lohengrin}}'' himself.
* Desdemona in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' is the embodiment of rational virtue. As such, she is as incorruptible as it gets.
* In ''[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberofFleetStreet Sweeney Todd]]'', several characters view Johanna as this. However, whether this trope ''actually'' fits her or not is open to interpretation, and almost all adaptations end up subverting it.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
** Terra Branford. While she was mentally enslaved by the Empire and forced to do horrible things while being controlled, when she is freed she later becomes a pure-hearted protector. She ends up caring for a group of orphans in Mobliz whose parents were murdered by Kefka after the Apocalypse. Once she finds out who she is, she becomes a protector, who fights not to kill, but to protect and to ensure hope. Completely driven by love, she never has hatred in her heart.
** Celes Chere is described as having a spirit as pure as snow, but she plays more of TheAtoner as she has done past evil actions under free will due to being a general for the Empire. It can be said that she does fall under this trope later in the game, as the Empire tries to bring her back to their side on the Floating Island, but she refuses.
* Aerith of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is probably the only person alive in the world who could get The Planet to condone a Holy, besides the fact that she's the only person alive with the means and knowledge of how to do so. Nevertheless it seems that this might have been common among the Cetra when there were a lot of them.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** The Links are described as having pure hearts. Combined with the Triforce of Courage, it's why only he/they can wield the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Master Sword]]. His [[AnimalStereotypes true form / inner animal]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'' is a pink bunny, in a world where humans are usually distorted as monsters or crippled abominations. In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' he is forcibly transformed into a wolf. Even in this bestial form, various characters note that it hasn't diminished his nobility one bit. Interestingly enough, those characters who DON'T freak out when they see Wolf Link are usually innocent characters themselves (Agitha the wide-eyed bug collector and the innocent simpleton lantern salesman at Faron, among others).
** Princess Zelda. In the linked games of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages/Seasons]]'', she is specifically sought by the villain to be a human sacrifice for this precise reason.
* Felicia from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is a kind-hearted CatGirl who only wishes for Darkstalkers and humanity to coexist peacefully. The other "good" Darkstalkers are AntiHero at best.
* The whole point of ''VideoGame/UltimaIV'' is for the main protagonist to become this.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has quite a few examples, due to being about the nature of the heart:
** The Princesses of the Heart (Alice, Jasmine, Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora and [[OriginalGeneration Kairi]]) are, by definition, seven maidens of Incorruptible Pure Pureness. There is no darkness in their hearts whatsoever, which gives them strange powers and makes them a CosmicKeystone when assembled.
** In ''Birth by Sleep'', several characters observe that Ventus's heart is similar to theirs - [[spoiler: because his corruptible impureness was removed and molded into Vanitas a few years earlier.]]
** By ''3D'', Riku has gone from being TheCorruptible to a strange example of this. He may not have a heart of pure light, but he is [[TheFettered in complete control of his darkness.]] [[spoiler: Not even '''Master Xehanort''' can turn him into a vessel, he can dive into the very deepest and darkest abyss without anything happening to him, and he can freely use its power now without any detrimental effects to him.]]
** Sora and Mickey are the "regular" version of this - though their hearts may not be pure light, they have pure and incorruptible spirits [[spoiler:though constant physical and mental battles against Darkness [[HeWhoFightsMonsters eventually eroded the former's enough]] that in ''3D'' Master Xehanort chose ''him'' in place of Riku as his [[GrandTheftMe 13th vessel]], and nearly fell completely to Darkness if not for Ventus's heart interfering, but even that isn't able to keep him down for long, and he bounces back to his normal, happy-go-lucky self once Riku frees his heart]]. Same goes for [[MemeticBadass Aqua]], being the only keybearer of the BBS PowerTrio to achieve the rank of Keyblade Master. Her purity isn't quite as much a part of her character as it is with Ventus or Sora, but it was still sufficient to allow her [[spoiler:to survive for more than a decade in the Realm of Darkness without her armor or her normal keyblade.]]
*** In addition [[spoiler:Vanitas considered her a possible "backup" for Ventus, should the latter not become strong enough to join with him. Which means that her heart is, or can become, pure enough to be considered "pure light"]]
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'':
** Adell from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', at least by the standards of this universe.
** Artina from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|APromiseUnforgotten}}'' was a nurse who risked her life to save enemy soldiers during a war, unwilling to let ''anyone'' suffer if she could help it. She's noted as being so selfless she starved herself in order to buy medicine for those who couldn't afford it. Upon encountering the vampire Valvatorez, she offered him her blood willingly rather than see him feed on someone else. When she was eventually accused of being an enemy spy and executed, she was reborn as an angel in Celestia (implied to be an ''extremely'' rare occurrence in this CrapsackWorld).
** In a weird way, Valvatorez becomes this, thanks to Artina. He was a bloody tyrant, and so offended when Artina expressed no fear that he swore he would drink no blood until he showed her true terror. His failure to take this promise seriously led to her death (he was supposed to protect her, because he needed her alive to scare her). Remorseful, he keeps his promise and abstains from blood for ''400 years''. In the process he lost all his power, and is now a lowly Prinny instructor. He is now completely determined to keep any promises he makes [[HonorBeforeReason at all costs]]. He also cares for the Prinnies (who are the [[ButtMonkey butt monkeys]] of the universe), and enacts a Netherworld-wide campaign of reform to protect them.
** Flonne from ''[[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Hour of Darkness]]'' may be a [[TheDitz ditzy]] {{otaku}}, but she was personally selected by the Seraph to "assassinate" the Overlord because he ''knew'' she would be the one angel who utterly refused to believe that demons are incapable of love, befriend her target to prove it, and by doing so forge peace in the endless conflict between Celestia and the Netherworld.
** Raspberyl from ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'' might be this, at least according to her DLC. She's a demon "delinquent", so she always attends class, obeys a self-inflicted curfew, and does volunteer work. This is delinquency because BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad in the Netherworld, and it's initially implied that this is merely a way to show how badass she and her friends are. But Raspberyl Mode reveals that it's more than that; she and Mao have been rivals since childhood, and it's this rivalry that keeps him motivated. When he drops into a funk after the events of the game, she strives to be even ''more'' delinquent by charging into Celestia and demanding to know how she can have the "heart of an angel". When Flonne gets her to admit that the reason she works so hard to be good is because she cares about Mao that much, she reveals that Raspberyl already ''has'' the heart of an angel.
* Nanako Dojima of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', perhaps by virtue of [[ChildrenAreInnocent being 7 years old]], loves everyone unconditionally and sincerely.
* Imoen from ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' does take a turn for the morbid at times, but her genuine cheer and goodness was, apparently, enough to keep [[spoiler:the piece of the God of Murder inside her at bay.]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Princess Peach, especially in the RPG games. In the first ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game, [[spoiler:her love for her kingdom is enough to counter Bowser's defensive spell]], and in the second one [[spoiler:her purity is what makes her the chosen vessel for the Shadow Queen]].
** Mario's brother Luigi is perfectly willing to face his fears in order to save his brother though easily scared. In Partners in Time, after the Star Gate gives Mario, Luigi, and the babies a SecretTestOfCharacter, he lets Luigi hit the Aurora Block, which can measure someone's heart. Luigi hits the Aurora Block, and it immediately grows gigantic and squishes him. Of course, this being AmusingInjuries, he survives. However, his paper counterpart is shown to be arrogant and a liar during Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, though it's played for laughs.
* The eight potential player characters in ''VideoGame/{{Darkstone}}'' are known as the Pure of Heart, a group of special fighters whose souls cannot be tainted by evil.
* The ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series gives us a lot of examples. ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' has Ana and Queen Mary, ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' has Paula, and ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'' has Hinawa.
* Marth and his love interest Caeda were portrayed like this in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'' and especially ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem''. He was fair to everybody and was always innocent minded despite the evil things that happened to and around them. Reduced just slightly in ''Shadow Dragon'' but brought back in ''New Mystery of the Emblem''.
* Paz from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' [[spoiler:is a subversion, since she's really a nihilistic mole for The Patriots and was just using the Incorruptible Pure Pureness personality as a cover]].
* Colette Brunel from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' combines this with LoveFreak and TheDitz.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Byakuren Hijiri is probably a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. Sure, she's like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. combined, but even ZUN questions whether her equality paradigm makes a lick of sense in Gensoukyou, where humans are at the mercy of the youkai that outnumber and outpower them.
** Definitely {{Deconstructed}} with Hinanawi Tenshi. She's a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent celestial]], and a celestial is supposed to be this trope; it's even a requirement to be a celestial to begin with. [[ItAmusedMe But she sure]] [[JerkAss doesn't live up to it...]]
** Kasen Ibara strives to be this trope, with mixed results. One hand missing notwithstanding...
** Hermits must follow the training of Shuugyou (abandoning worldly desires to pursue enlightenment) in order to preserve their existence. It is far more difficult than being a celestial, as they must be diligent in their training lest an assassin from Hell comes every century to kill them as their powers weaken when they stray or they will even turn to ash. The Touhou universe is more lenient with them.
* [[CoolBigSis Hatou Yumei]] in the GirlsLove VisualNovel ''VisualNovel/AkaiIto''. Listing the many, many reasons why she's this trope will take too long.
* A species of Incorruptible Pure Pureness: the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Absol. They watch humanity from their mountain dwellings only to warn us disasters both natural and man made. And what do we do to repay them? The human villagers [[UngratefulBastard falsely]] and [[HumansAreMorons mistakenly]] accuse them of causing these disasters then [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters persecute and abuse them.]] Yet they still warn us in hope that one day we'll finally pay attention and heed their warnings.
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Gilgamesh is this. Yes, the [[PureIsNotGood pinnacle of arrogance and selfishness himself]], is a pure being. Gilgamesh reveals he managed to stop [[TheCorruption '''all the evils of the world''']] corrupting him when he was hit by [[spoiler:the Holy Grail's curse]] via his willpower and purity. By contrast, Shirou (who is at his most idealistic in this route) was very nearly killed by a brief exposure to a tiny, tiny fraction's worth of the same.
* Amberle in the [[{{Backstory}} Elder Wars]] of ''{{VideoGame/Lusternia}}''. Sadly, she [[WrongGenreSavvy didn't realize]] she was in a CosmicHorrorStory - while attempting to reach out to a [[EldritchAbomination Soulless God]], she was murdered and devoured whole, providing Elder War protagonist Meridian with a dead little sister.
* Jun Kazama from the ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series. It ''may'' be such an incredible level of purity that even [[spoiler:becoming Unknown]] hasn't eliminated it.
* Even if she was manipulated by [[spoiler:Iris]] and later [[spoiler:ends up being RightForTheWrongReasons and gets her own HeroicBSOD upon being attacked and badly wounded by Iris]], Tia of ''{{VideoGame/Rosenkreuzstilette}}'' is shown to be this, seeing how she not only refuses to take part in RKS's rebellion but also condemns it, and is willing to protect the people of RKS as much as she's willing to protect the people from RKS, that without letting anybody be sacrificed. She seems not to have a slight inch of hatred in her heart, [[spoiler:despite refusing to forgive Iris for using everybody to attack one another [[ForTheEvulz for her own amusement]]]]. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Tia was reincarnated from another form of IncorruptiblePurePureness in the form of Rosenkreuz, born with his greatest ability of all; the ability to tap into the strength of others'. It's no wonder Iris recognizes her as his other incarnation besides herself, the "Blade of Rosenkreuz"]].
* While he does tend to be quite an IdiotHero of a CloudCuckooLander, VideoGame/{{Kirby}} is revealed to be this in ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack''. Reason? He has the Heroic Heart, which resembles a star, that got separated from his main body when Kirby was split into ten and almost wiped out of existence by Necrodeus. Even after he was split, his heroic heart remains, and offers for itself and the ten Kirbys to fight Necrodeus together.
* Pit and [[spoiler: Dark Pit]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' have shown themselves to be this. The best example is the Mirror of Truth, which is supposed to reflect the dark side of someone who looks into it. Pandora tricked Pit into breaking it and creating Dark Pit, but Dark Pit ends up being neutral at worst. However, the game implies that [[spoiler: Dark Pit is just as pure or more pure hearted than Pit, as shown in the Chaos Kin arc. Viridi says that the Chaos Kin only feeds on the purest of souls and the Chaos Kin idol states that Dark Pit was needed to be revived. Hades also says that Pittoo's soul is different from the rest of the souls he could eat.]] In other words, [[spoiler: Pit's darkness is also pure]], which says something about his character.
* In ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'', tears will turn bloody after damage goes over a certain value. With Sacred Heart, tears will stay white and holy no matter how, as long as Isaac shoots tears. It will also negate the [[BodyHorror aesthetic effect]] of many [[CursedWithAwesome powerups]].
* A completely Paragon Commander Shepard from ''Franchise/MassEffect'' falls square in this category. Of course, being the greatest soldier in the galaxy, s/he will end up with a body count few can rival, but his/her pureness can be high enough to convince [[BrainwashedAndCrazy heavily]] [[MoreThanMindControl indoctrinated]] individuals to [[DyingAsYourself commit suicide]] instead of fighting him/her. ''Twice''. S/He also has quite the effect on various mob bosses: one of them can go from ruthless to respectable leader of a space station, while another can be convinced to ''turn to charity work instead''. However, to truly fit the trope, the player must refrain from using any Renegade Interrupt. That's right, even the blade-breaking one.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** It depends on player choices; but [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins the Warden]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Hawke]], and [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition the Inquisitor]] can all be played this way in the games.
** The prevailing religion of the game world features Andraste, a {{Gender Flip}}ped CrystalDragonJesus whose purity and sweetness were so strong that they induced a ''god'' to take her as his bride.
* The player character of ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'' seems to have this going on, at least as implied by one of the male love interests; at one stage of his romance arc, Klaus will comment that the protagonist is too innocent to understand the meaning of his words.
* ''VideoGame/DarkParables'':
** This is a defining characteristic of a Cinderella. As explained in the fifth game, ''The Final Cinderella,'' "Cinderella" is not actually a name but a title conferred upon young women of exceptional goodness and purity of heart. There have been multiple Cinderellas over the centuries; this is a nod to the fact that the Cinderella story has been retold in dozens of different ways.
** The [[PlayerCharacter Fairytale Detective]] may be this, judging by something stated in the tenth game. The Detective actually interacts directly with the Sun and Moon Goddesses, and the Moon Goddess tells her she doesn't have anything to fear from following their directives "because your heart is pure and your cause is just."
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has Tirion Fordring. He's a paladin, predictably. He's willing to lose his life, family, power, and everything he's ever known to save someone who saved him. Even after another rather pure paladin "strips" his powers and cuts off his connection to the Light (basically God in Warcraft), Tirion is STILL able to use his powers. The Light knows how pure Tirion is and won't stop supporting him just because of human laws. He's also able to purify a sword that was corrupted for years by pure evil just by touching it. And he shatters the demonic sword Frostmourne with a single touch from the sword he purified earlier. He also (barely) survives destroying something that is basically the EvilOverlord's SoulJar. Finally, he is willing to become the next Lich King to keep the Scourge in check (despite the Lich King being considered to be as vile as they come) before his brother persuades him to let him take the title instead.
* The titular heroine of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'', [[MsFanservice despite the way she dresses]]. As such, the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Oubliette of Suffering]] refuses to take her in, [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth as she smells "sweet and lovely"]].
* [[CloudCuckoolander Papyrus]] of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is always cheerful, upstanding, and refuses to give in to bitterness or despair. Even [[spoiler:being killed on a No Mercy run]] doesn't stop him from believing the idea that even the worst people might still have a bit of goodness inside them somewhere.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Amberlynn Weggers combines this with HairOfGoldHeartOfGold.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': The show's main protagonist Ruby Rose is a friend to all and never loses hope, even when things are at their worst. She continues to fight for what is good and pure, even when those around her have given up or succumbed to the darkness.

* Daisy of ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' is perceived this way, especially by Paulo, but she isn't quite as incorruptible as it might seem, though she is very chipper and generally chipper and happy. [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p53.html Though in her dreams...]]
* Tony the Tiger in ''Webcomic/BreakfastOfTheGods''. Sadly, [[spoiler:[[TheAtoner Trix Rabbit]]]] is not an example.
* The entire citizenry of the eponymous ''Webcomic/CityOfReality'' is like this, as part of a deliberate {{Deconstruction}} of a MarySueTopia.
** After his Magic World adventure, the citizens of Reality have declared Todo this, calling him "The Soul of Reality."
* Piffany the cleric in ''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'' is so full of incorruptibly pure pureness that her worst entry in the universal [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?comic=2008-09-17 Book of Misdeeds]] was squishing a bug, which she did a month's penance for.
** She's so pure, in fact, that she's been known to motivate those with terminally tarnished souls just by the threat of making her cry.
** She's so pure she can make ''Artax and Yeager'', the archetypical amoral adventurers, do good.
** From her official bio: ''Piffany is the epitome of goodness, sweetness, and light. Her birth was said to be heralded by rainbows, songbirds singing in three-part harmony, and her entire village having a "nice day." She was given to her clerical order by her parents, who reportedly were sleep-deprived due to Piffany's 300-watt halo of purity keeping them (and most surrounding farm animals) awake at night.''
** Suffice it to say, Piffany is such a pure example of this trope, there's justification to rename it "The Piffany", if it weren't for the trope naming guidelines.
** Piffany was upstaged by a paladin, whom she referred to as too pure when [[spoiler: he was killed in a fight with an anti-paladin; essentially, the anti-paladin was anti-matter to him, and they both blew up]]
* Despite never having been referred to as being Incorruptibly Pure, Elan from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is pretty clearly this, especially recently. He's too naive/innocent/adorably ditzy to even dream of committing evil acts.
** To the point where he's a little morally torn by the fact that he had to steal new clothes after escaping from prison. Haley (the rogue)'s reaction to this is... [[GeekyTurnOn enthusiastic]].
** O-Chul is another good example. Even after being imprisoned and tortured for months, he sticks to the Paladin code and is ultimately [[spoiler:rescued with his honor intact]]. Per WordOfGod, [[WellIntentionedExtremist Miko]] represents the LawfulStupid paladin stereotype, while O-Chul is ThePaladin played ''right''.
* Jesus, Buddha, and Criminy in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. While Jesus and Buddha are self-explanatory, Criminy is a young, nerdy bookworm. Fuchsia, a servant of the Devil, has fallen in love with him and shifted from ChaoticEvil to nearly NeutralGood as a result.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-06-29 Earlier, Satan mocked Monique as thinking she was this.]] She countered that compared to him, she was.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2007-07-01 Satan discovers this about Buddha.]]
* Claire of ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'' has but one vice in all the world; she loves cats, and can't help stopping to play with them should she meet any outside the walls of the convent (which is actually more serious than you might think, since the nun who is her mentor and mother-figure is flagrantly allergic to cats and a little bit of fur on Claire's clothes will cause her to swell up like something funny that swells up really big). She's vaguely aware of the ''existence'' of evil but has difficulty conceiving of it in others (with the possible exception of Sister Marguerite, with whom an antagonistic relationship would be an improvement for poor Claire). Her chipper innocence almost gets her in serious trouble when Gabrielle takes her to a supernatural nightclub.
* Kiki from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has never intentionally caused anyone any harm and seems to love everyone. Unfortunately, she's also a [[TooDumbToLive colossal idiot]] and GenkiGirl, so the amount of harm she causes ''unintentionally'' can be quite staggering.
** Her counterpart Good Bun-Bun from the Dimension of Lame has a similar purity, although he's smarter than she is. Actually, ''all'' of the people in that dimension are completely non-violent, kindhearted and incorruptible, which turns out not to be a good thing. When he's about to leave that world, Torg said to Good Bun-Bun, "You're the only one who's been straight with me in this entire world."
* Somewhat subverted or parodied with Joyce from the Webcomic/{{Walkyverse}}. She was so innocent that she was the only one immune to the Aliens' torture of choice: being forced to watch ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic''. So they showed her pornography instead. Despite being a college student, she had no idea of how human sexuality worked, and this [[HeroicBSOD messed her up]] so badly that she used an alien memory erasure device to delete ''all her memories'', and it takes her years to get them back. Although she has since matured to the point where "pre-marital hanky-panky" no longer bothers her (and she frequently engages in such with her fiancé Walky), she is still the nicest, sweetest, most innocent person you are likely to ever meet.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff700/fv00656.htm Florence.]]
* Kayla from ''Webcomic/{{Zoophobia}}''. Compassionate and kind to a fault, she goes out of her way to make others feel accepted.
* Madeline Goodlaw, the paladin from ''WebComic/RustyAndCo'' is so pure that a spell designed to give the evil inside her physical form results in an "Anti-Madeline" that is two inches tall.
* Faen'arae Val'Sullisin'rune from {{WebComic/Drowtales}} probably qualifies. This poor girl [[MadeASlave has been]] [[MindRape to hell]] [[WarIsHell in a hand basket]] and she is still the [[ThouShaltNotKill nicest character]] in that entire series. Adding to her problems is that when she actually has to fight to defend herself and her allies, because of her lack of control over her [[FantasticNuke Empathy]] she tends to end up hurting her friends as much as her enemies.
* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Koon Maria Zahard. That's what her brother Agero thinks, at least.
* Galahad in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'':
-->'''Morgan''': According to my scrying, you exist in a permanent state of Christian grace. It is impossible for you to do wrong, be wrong, lie, or be deceived by a lie.
-->'''Elaine''': [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/2910.htm Well, duh. He's Galahad.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Pandora grants many characters superpowers based on their desires [[spoiler:so that they will use them publicly and help to expose the existence of magic]]. Around Halloween, she decides to give out a transformation-based power and determines that the person with the most desire for it is Ashley--except that Ashley is so inherently good that she could never be given a power that could be used selfishly, and is only eligible for spells based around healing or empathy.
** Elliot is also not on the government's (or most immortals') radar, for much the same reason. As Mr. Verres puts it, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1824 the guy was practically born wearing a scout uniform.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': [[TheHero Finn Mertens a.k.a. Finn the Human]]. It's eventually revealed that he is [[PureGood pure goodness]], [[spoiler:since he is the {{Reincarnation}} of the Blue Catalyst Comet, which incarnated as a butterfly, a symbol of rebirth]]. His goodness extends to the point that he tries to beat his purity into others. This is noticeable in the episode "Goliad": when the golem that Princess Bubblegum created turns evil, what does she do to stop it? Make a new one with Finn's DNA instead of her own. The original tries to invoke WeCanRuleTogether, but because of the IncorruptiblePurePureness, it refuses and sacrifices itself to stop the other. Throughout the series he has helped countless characters, even those who do not deserve it. On another occasion, the Lich uses Finn's innocence against him to open up a portal to the multiverse by a means Finn thought would '''prevent''' it. Despite his BloodKnight tendencies and HotBlooded moments, Finn is still a purely good person deep down.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang aims for this. He has faltered (especially when Appa and Katara were endangered), but in the end he achieves this.
* WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer: Dora is so kind and nice to everyone that she even forgives villains (particularly Swiper, who attempts to rob her on a regular basis) for stealing.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. The entire show is about a guy who is ThePollyanna while being trapped in {{Hell}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
** The Flash. WordOfGod said that they had to kill him off in the [[KnightTemplar Justice Lord timeline]] because they couldn't think of ''anything'' that would make him willingly FaceHeelTurn. In-universe, Wally's absence is what lets the normally incorruptible League fall off the path.
** As noted in the Comic Book section, Captain Marvel in this series as well. Here, he's set up against Superman, who has become angry and paranoid about a supposedly [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] Lex Luthor, demonstrating that Cap is purer, but also more likely to fall into GoodCannotComprehendEvil.
* In the season 2 premiere of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[BewareTheSillyOnes Discord]] goes out to [[CorruptTheCutie corrupt the mane six]]. He easily brainwashes four of them into becoming the opposite of their respective Elements of Harmony (for example, Applejack, the Element of Honesty, becomes a compulsive liar). Fluttershy, however, is ''so'' pure and nice that he has to [[RageQuit brainwash her with brute force]]. [[spoiler:Though she is [[TookALevelInJerkass "corrupted"]] into a Jerkass in "Putting Your Hoof Down," proving that even Fluttershy has her limits.]] [[spoiler:This also extends to her being able to befriend Discord and allow the latter to perform a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** [[BigGood Princess Celestia]]. We've only seen her get even slightly angry five times, and all were rather extreme circumstances: the return of a [[EvilOverlord tyrannical]], [[RealityWarper reality-warping]], AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[OrderVersusChaos chaos]] who wanted to [[SugarApocalypse make existence a living hell for all her subjects]]; her favorite student inadvertently brainwashing the whole town into a brawl simply so she could complete a school assignment; [[spoiler: Twilight's failure - from Celestia's perspective - to apply her friendship lessons when the former drives Princess Cadance (really [[VoluntaryShapeshifter an impostor]]) to tears [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass by accusing her of being evil]]]]; [[spoiler: [[VileVillainSaccharineShow said shapeshifting imposter]] having attempted the murder of her niece and favorite student, and currently menacing [[MamaBear the rest of Celestia's beloved subjects]] with the threat of a kingdom-wide invasion]]; and Twilight admitting she spent the greater part of an episode lying to Celestia's face about her lack of acting talent to preserve her feelings. All other times, Celestia has shown the patience and virtue of a saint, been presented as infallible in her wisdom, and demonstrated a great capacity for forgiveness whenever Twilight was concerned. ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem'' shows that Luna at least is able to get under her skin. Celestia acts uncharacteristically petty and mean-spirited when she perceives Luna to be ungrateful and unappreciative of how easy she (thinks) Luna has it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', the main protagonist Steven is a happy-go-lucky boy who just wants to help and befriend everybody he meets. He even shows some concern for enemies. Though Steven has his own flaws and insecurities about himself. He is genuinely kind hearted, compassionate, and innocent.
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'': [[BigGood Optimus Prime]]. There's a reason no other leader of the Autobots has gone uncontested. The one time that someone tried to force him to commit evil, he overcame the brainwashing and saved the day as well as all of the Autobots.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'': Wander. As an eternal optimist who sees the good in everyone, Wander will stop at nothing to help even the cruelest of villains find their way onto the path of good.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'' gives us Zeta, who in essence becomes this after his moral epiphany during the pilot. Though he did immoral things before hand, once he obtains sentience he becomes a soft spoken, loving, gentle, compassionate person who is innocent to the ways of the world. He seems to have a self imposed moral code of never killing anyone and doing his best not to hurt anybody, and his sincerest wish is to live his life peacefully.
* Apparently a racial trait of the illiops in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTeddyRuxpin''. When [[NebulousEvilOrganization MAVO]] succeeded in acquiring all of the crystals and ushering in their much prophecized Age of Darkness, Teddy and [[DisappearedDad Burl]] were the only good aligned characters unaffected by the magic. In point of fact, illiops are such founts of goodness and purity, they constitute NightmareFuel and TheDreaded for the predominately AlwaysChaoticEvil denizens of the Land of Ying.
* A stated benefit of being a vessel for the Power of Grayskull in both ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'' and its sister series ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower.'' The Horde had to straight up brainwash Adora to keep her on their side and still had to hide their evil nature from her. It apparently extends to their animal companions as well, as Beastman's mind control powers had no effect on Cringer when he tried to use them.