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->''"Holy Moley! You are pure pureness in its purest form. It's almost irritating."''
-->-- '''Reverend Putty''', ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''

This is a character who is completely and utterly incorruptible, often in a world with GreyAndGrayMorality or BlackAndGrayMorality. 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 [[ChronicHeroSyndrome right thing]] for the greater good, if not necessarily the [[GoodIsNotNice nice thing]].

Even if they're in a CrapsackWorld, 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 an IdiotHero, TheAce, TheCape, AllLovingHero and ThePollyanna. 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. Ironically, a [[KnightInSourArmor certain brand of Anti Hero]] can approach this type. 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 is one of the cases where AManIsNotAVirgin does not apply.

This is what the KnightTemplar and the WellIntentionedExtremist tend to think they are.

See also HonorBeforeReason and GoodIsNotDumb. Contrast PureIsNotGood. This is the trope the WideEyedIdealist aims for and falls short of reaching. This character is the exact opposite of the CompleteMonster, while the Complete Monster is pure evil and never is redeemed, the Incorruptible Pure Pureness is pure goodness and never falls into malicious and {{Jerkass}} tendencies.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Belldandy from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' 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.
* Deconstructed in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' with the [[{{messiah}} unfailingly messianic]] AntiNihilist Elmer C. Albatross. Elmer never strays from his goal to [[ForHappiness make all people happy]] and never falters even in the face of endless suffering and complete moral depravity, but the ''only'' reason he's able to do this is because [[spoiler:he's a sociopath, and other people's suffering never meant much to him to begin with]].
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' has 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.
* Soichiro Yagami from ''Manga/DeathNote'' is a particularly heroic example; in spite of being surrounded by Death Gods and being manipulated by his own son, he's one of the only specs of white in a show that's otherwise GreyAndBlackMorality. Even when [[spoiler: making a deal with Ryuk and getting his hands on the 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]].
* ''Anime/DragonBall'' and ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** 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 son Gohan and Goten are also this. Which is what allows them to ride the Nimbus cloud before learning how to fly.
** Chi-Chi was this as a child, as she was also allowed to ride the Nimbus cloud. Though it's not made clear if she retained this into adulthood where she gained a HairTriggerTemper.
* Nana from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' 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 due to the horrific conditions of her life, so yeah, it might just be a mental disorder. [[TheWoobie Poor Nana...]].
* One of Kenshiro's defining traits in ''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. He does, however, kill lots of people all the time.
* Weed from ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' 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!
* Marina Ismail in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' 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.
* Noelle from ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'' is goodness and pureness incarnated - unfortunately with the side-effect of having brain capacity of a 3-year-old (while technically age 15).
* Shibuya Yuuri in ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'' 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 version of ''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 ''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.
** As of late, she has learned to lie, but still only for "the greater good."
* As an aristocrat and a leader of his country's military, Taki Reizen from ''Manga/MaidenRose'' is expected to be this.
* Doctor Tenma from ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. 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.
* Kaworu Nagisa in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a very peculiar (and unforgettable) example. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation The anime version]], at least.
* In the several occasions she could wish for anything to herself, Madoka Kaname from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' ususally 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.
* This is played straight and then averted with the titular heroine of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena''. It almost seems as though she ''strives'' to be this because of her desire to become a prince. It also helps that she is thoroughly naive and often refuses to give a deeper look into the problems of the people surrounding her. Several characters try to take advantage of her because of this. [[spoiler:[[AnythingThatMoves Akio]], who will sleep with anyone and whom Utena has fallen in love with, succeeds. She sleeps with him in a blink-and-you-miss-it scene from a ''clip show'' episode]].
* 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.
* Subverted in ''Manga/SoulEater'': [[spoiler:Justin Law is apparently naturally lacking in madness but ends up being corrupted and defects to follow the Kishin]].
* Vash from ''{{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.
* Cheza from ''WolfsRain'' is a pure character. She does not hate or do evil.
* Mutou Yugi in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has this vibe going on. With the saving and the forgiving everybody all the time and big sweet eyes and not letting people get killed.
** And apparently purifying the psycho spirit who possessed him, through soul contact alone, because "other-Yugi" stopped coming up with creative ways to get people to cheat and get either killed or insane, and turned into a normal (self-righteous and hyperdramatic) human being who happened to have a high school kid's body on timeshare. On the other hand, when he gets the puzzle his first wish that comes to mind is seeing Anzu's panties. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Our protagonist, ladies and gentlemen!]]
*** Then there's chapter 2, where he is a bit too excited at the "movie" Jounouchi brought him. Pixilation played an important part in this episode by the way. [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Our protagonist, ladies and gentlemen!]]

[[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.
* 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.
** In a similar vein, Manchester Black was shocked when Superman refused to kill him even after Manchester [[spoiler:apparently murdered Lois Lane]]. Manchester finally admits that Superman is a true hero, [[HeelRealization and that means Manchester isn't]].
* ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}} is main example for this in all of Marvel. He always does the morally upright thing, even if doing so is insanely stupid (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.
* With most of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} 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]].
* CaptainAmerica, who stands out as one of the few truly idealistic heroes in the MarvelUniverse.
* [[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[=/=]DCComics. One of the common comparisons that happens since the Fawcett characters were added to the DCU is that even {{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 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 ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' 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.
*** In the comics, however, Superman tends to be a lot closer to this trope than his animated counterpart, mainly because he [[GenreSavvy consciously]] ''tries'' to be this due to fear about the amount of damage he could do with just one act of bad judgement.
* 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.
* 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, such as in ''The Dark Knight Returns''. 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.
** 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.
* 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 Gratson 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 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 is GenreSavvy enough to realize 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.
* [[SteelgripStarkeyAndTheAllPurposePowerTool Steelgrip Starkey]], who was selected for the [[MagicTool All-Purpose Power Tool]] specifically for his "purity of energy and intent."
* [[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.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''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.

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "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}}.

* 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]].

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
%% * Flik from the ''{{Pixar}}'' film ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
* 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".

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Creator/ShirleyTemple: Shirley Temple'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 power he was about to gain he would never allow 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/BatmanBatmanBegins 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''. He 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]].
* 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/TheWickerMan''. A [[CelibateHero pure]] hero.
* InformedAttribute of the title character in ''Film/WarriorOfTheLostWorld''.

* ''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.]]
* 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 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.
*** 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. He suspects privately that he's 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 ''{{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 the Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar; 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 [[TheChosenMany 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 Lothorien, 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]].
** 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.
* 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.
* 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 criticize 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]].
* 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 ''Michael O'Halloran'', 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.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''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.
* ''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 {{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, [[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 ''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.
* 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 ''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.

* 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 and Wrestling/EveTorres. The only two major Divas in modern WWE history to have never, ever been heels.
** Eve recently averted this by turning heel in 2012 and becoming Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis's personal assistant. Many fans consider this character change a GrowingTheBeard for Eve, who was known more for her booty-popping than anything else.
** 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.
* Wrestling/{{Sting}}. He ''has'' been a heel a few times, but many fans either don't remember or don't care.
** 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.

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

* {{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.
* 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...
* [[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 [[AmazonBrigade Sisters]] [[ChurchMilitant of Battle]] have had only a single Sister fall after many thousands of years of constantly battling Chaos.
*** [[ContinuitySnarl Maybe.]] In ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Cain's Last Stand]]'', an ''entire mission'' of Sisters is corrupted by MindControl. Other works have them corrupted too, like the graphic novel ''Daemonifuge'', and some of the epilogues of ''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Dawn of War: Soulstorm]]'' ([[FanDiscontinuity if it exists]], or [[MultipleEndings it was what happened]]).
** 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, ''[[{{Badass}} 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 na´vetÚ 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.

* 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 Ó 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 fiancÚ 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]]
* Terra Branford, of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. 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.
** Co-star 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.
* Link in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. His [[AnimalStereotypes true form / inner animal]] is a pink bunny, in a world where humans are usually distorted as monsters or crippled abominations.
** The Links in general are described as having pure hearts. Combined with the Triforce of Courage, it's why only he/they can wield the [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Master Sword]].
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' 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 herself also qualifies; in the linked games of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames'', she is specifically sought by the villain to be a human sacrifice for this precise reason.
* 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]]. 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"]]
* Adell from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'', at least by the standards of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' 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 himself becomes this thanks to her. 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.
** [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Flonne]] 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.
** Somewhat more weirdly, ''[[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Raspberyl]]'' 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.
* [[BaldursGate Imoen]] 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.]]
* [[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]].
* 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 ''FireEmblem [[FireEmblemAkaneia Dark Dragon and the Sword of Light]]'', and especially ''Mystery of the Emblem''. 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 the remake of 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 ''AkaiIto''. Listing the many, many reasons why she's this trope will take too long.
* A species of Incorruptible Pure Pureness: the ''{{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. If that's not Incorruptible Pure Pureness I don't know what is.
* 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 ''{{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 worse. 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 [[{{Franchise/MassEffect}} Commander Shepard]] falls square in this category. Of course, being the greatest soldier in the galaxy, s/he will end up with a bodycount 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 restrain from using any Renegade Interrupt. That's right, [[{{Awesome/MassEffect}} even the blade-breaking one]].
* Much like with Shepard, 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 ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games.
* 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.
* 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.
* The titular heroine of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''. To such an extent that the [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Oubliette of Suffering]] refuses to take her in, [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth as she smells "sweet and lovely"]].

* Daisy of 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 ''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 ''{{Nodwick}}'' is so full of incorruptibly pure pureness that she had only one utterly trivial entry in the universal [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-09-17 Book of Misdeeds]].
** 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 ''[[{{Jerkass}} Artax and Yeager]]'' 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".
** 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 ''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 {{Walkyverse}}. She was so innocent that she was the only one immune to the Aliens' torture of choice: being forced to watch ''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 fiance 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 ''{{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.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse. Creator/WaltDisney famously described Mickey as "a character so good and nice that you can't help liking him"; not that ''everyone'' does, however.
* WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer: Dora is so kind and nice to everyone that she even forgives villains for stealing.
* Mac from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Best seen in "Affair Weather Friends". He would never act with selfish, greedy motives to sell his [[JerkAss jerkass]] friend.
* Miss Go from ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. JustifiedTrope because she is the exact opposite of Shego via a MirrorMoralityMachine.
* [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} Optimus Prime]]. There's a reason no other leader of the Autobots has gone uncontested.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'', as stated in the above quote. Orel lives in a CrapsackWorld of {{Stepford Smiler}}s but continues to be a genuinely nice, moral, faithful, and kind person... and it pisses his father off to no end. Even after he's [[spoiler: become disillusioned after trying so hard and failing to find any reason to honor his selfish, abusive, philandering asshole of a father, and the series ends with a grown-up Orel with his wife and children, there's a ''picture of said asshole father'' still on the wall, implying that Orel's come to graceful terms with it, and keeps him in his life.]]
** Even when demonstrated to not be fully immune to corruption, leading to acts like storing his masturbation leavings in a pastry bag and using this to artificially inseminate women, it is never his fault, but always due to some adult giving him terrible advice.
** Most poignantly, Orel's grandfather views this trope as a HopeSpot for Orel, that he's too pure to be corrupted by the screwed up teachings in Moralton, particularly since Clay forced Orel to be estranged from him.
* Butters Stotch stands out, especially in a CrapsackWorld full of [[JerkAss jerks]] and [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] such as ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The show keeps on using him as TheChewToy, but he remains relatively well-adjusted despite almost hitting the breaking point a couple of times. Even when he [[PokeThePoodle tries to be evil]], he fails miserably.
** This trope is the reason the position of ThePope in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' universe was not intended for a human, but a rabbit (St. Peter, the first Pope, was in fact Peter Rabbit, [[InsaneTrollLogic handily explaining the Easter Bunny]]). Rabbits embody IncorruptiblePurePureness while HumansAreBastards who are greedy and power-hungry.
** This is likely the reason that Butters is a Paladin in the neighborhood-wide LARP that is the setting for the RPG video game ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', to the point where he could resist being ''stabbed through the chest'' by his own weapon because of his purity.
** There ''was'' an instance of Aku manifesting Jack's evils (anger and battle-lust - the sin of Wrath - which culminates in a frustrated Jack attacking his shoe) as Dark Jack. The episode turns into a DoubleSubversion when Jack defeats the Dark clone by simply calming down and purging himself of those thoughts. Not completely incorruptible, but very close.
* Aang of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' aims for this. He has faltered (especially when Appa and Katara were endangered), but in the end he achieves this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Ned Flanders, [[{{Flanderization}} in the early seasons at least]]. In the later and current seasons [[spoiler:after Maude's death]]: Not so much.
** Lisa Simpson for the most part. She has utterly refused to watch cable with the rest of the family, work together with Mr. Burns' plan to fish the oceans clean of all animals and remained the voice of reason in crisis situations. Though sometimes tempted into giving in, she mostly remains an example of hope for humanity. Creator/MattGroening even admitted this symbolism during an interview, saying that she might be the only character who will eventually be able to escape Springfield.
** Ralph Wiggum also falls in this category, though mostly because he is so na´ve.
* ''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.
* Princess Tenko from ''WesternAnimation/TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic'' is "always pure of heart and soul" and a good example of a PuritySue.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. The entire show is about a guy who is ThePollyanna while being trapped in {{Hell}}.
* The Duke of Nuts from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Despite a crippling pudding deficiency that causes him to occasionally steal pudding from Princess Bubblegum (and earn her undying hatred), the Duke is shown to be a genuinely good soul, going so far as trying to turn himself in for a crime he didn't commit just so Finn and Jake wouldn't get in trouble. His first time offering this was while helping a family of ducks across a pond with his own cloak.
** Finn himself. He is implied to be this on multiple occasions. Particularly the episode Goliad. When Princess Bubblegum's golem that she 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 Incorruptible Pure Pureness, it refuses and sacrifices itself to stop the other. Although with Finn, it's subverted on at least one occasion, when he had to put on Marceline's dad's amulet, which is made of pure AlwaysChaoticEvil and may very well be ''Satan''. Although he ''did'' manage to hold out long enough for his friends to escape.
* The Flash in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. 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 four 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 imposter]]) to tears [[MadeOutToBeAJerkass by accusing her of being evil]]]]; and [[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]]. 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.
* In an episode of ''{{Spliced}}'', Smarty Smarts attempts to take advantage of Peri's destructive nature by creating a movie which when watching, would turn anyone evil, and shows it to Peri. He is even shown washing Peri's brain. It had absolutely no effect.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Simply injecting himself with DNA from one of [=SpongeBob=]'s tears was enough to make Plankton pull a HeelFaceTurn, and his heart is so pure that he's immune to jerktonium. Of course, this is still Plankton we're talking about, who, on a normal day, is anything but.
* ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'', for the most part.
* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' shows Creator/TomHanks in this light. In an effort to make himself evil enough to win his fight with Creator/SeanPenn, he trapped himself in an iron cage where he would be constantly proked with a cattle prod for 6 months before the match. It has absolutely no effect.