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Nice Guy / Video Games

  • The Mass Effect series has a few:
    • In Mass Effect 1 we have Kaidan Alenko, the resident Nice Guy and male love interest.
    • Mass Effect 2 has Jacob Taylor, who is the Only Sane Man in a Dysfunction Junction and a friendly, level-headed man. Unfortunately, he's also the only romance option that cheats on Shepard by the sequel.
    • Liara (minus Jerkass Fašade in 2) and a paragon Shepard are seriously nice as well.
    • Believe it or not, Miranda has become this by Mass Effect 3, having absolutely zero Kick the Dog moments, practically begging Shepard for forgiveness for desiring to put a control chip into them at the beginning of 2, and going further than ever to protect her sister from her father and in the process, warning innocent civilians about Sanctuary.
    • Unless it's dealing with Artificial Intelligence, Tali is one of the most selfless and kindest characters in the series. By 3, if Legion is still alive, her hatred of AI also just about completely disappears.
    • Garrus Vakarian is a really friendly guy as well, as well as incredibly loyal to Shepard. ME3 pretty much makes him one of Shepard's biggest pillars of support, the others being the aforementioned Liara and Tali.
    • A lot of the squad count, especially as the series goes on. James Vega is quick to befriend the whole crew while Kasumi, despite being the best thief in the galaxy, is a very sweet and endearing Genki Girl.
    • Leon Kennedy, Revan, Zack Fair, move over. A Paragon Shepard is portrayed as the Ultimate Hero by the loading screen hints, if not the best example in gaming then in the top three, and shows even The Doctor how Good Is Not Soft is done.
  • Once Carth Onasi from Knights of the Old Republic gets over his trust issues, he turns out to be a pretty swell guy. His Establishing Character Moment was holding on and waiting for you to get to the last Escape Pod, then nursing your intermittently conscious butt back to health. He is also a romance option for the female PC.
    • In the sequel there is the Disciple, who is also a possible love interest for the female PC.
    • In both series the main PC can be played as such, specifically in the second game where the Jedi become the Hero Antagonist in comparison to a moral, just, and kind Exile.
  • The Main Character in Persona 4 almost never speaks, but he seems like a really nice person, both in his few dialogue choices (always polite, considerate, and caring) and in action (helps almost everyone whom he meets overcome their psychological issues, works at a daycare center, hospital, and a tutor).
    • Also the Male and Female Protagonists from Persona 3.
    • Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4. Notable, because you'd pretty much expect her to be very Tsundere when you first see her. Twin tails, Zettai Ryouiki, one of the female leads and a love interest, voiced by Rie Kugimiya in the Japanese version... you get the picture. But not only is she not a Tsundere, she's even been described as the anti-Tsundere. She's bubbly, outgoing, a gigantic flirt and acts quite down-to-earth despite being a famous (former) Idol Singer.
  • A non-romantic example: Scott Shelby in Heavy Rain is an overweight, asthmatic private detective, but he's also a really nice fellow who can single-handedly stop a general store robbery through the sheer power of his charisma. In another subversion of most Nice Guys on this page, he quickly became an Ensemble Dark Horse. In fact, his only real flaw is that he's a vicious, twisted serial killer. Karma's a bitch, ain't she?
    • It's saying a lot when the nicest character in such a bleak story turns out to be the most evil character.
  • Alistair, from Dragon Age: Origins, is about as nice as is possible to be, unless you hit his Berserk Button. Leliana is very sweet, and even Zevran, despite being an assassin hired to kill you, is good-natured and easygoing. Not coincidentally, they are three of the four potential love interests in the game.
    • The nicest characters in Dragon Age II are Merrill and Varric, mostly because Merrill doesn't really get how or why to be mean to people and Varric limits himself to poking fun.
      • Varric never goes anywhere without Bianca, and we all know that she is as vicious as he is snarky
    • There's also the PC's sister Bethany, who very much lives up to Varric's nickname for her: Sunshine. Sebastian also counts, unless Anders is spared in the endgame, wherein he declares war on Kirkwall.
    • Cassandra from Dragon Age: Inquisition, while not apparent in Dragon Age II or at the beginning of the Inquisition, is loyal, fair and kind with all the companions and even an mage-friendly, atheist inquisitor (if the inquisitor doesn't attack her belief in offensive ways she still declares her friendship and swore loyalty to him/her), almost all her banters with other companions include at least one moment when she tries to understand their point of view, and even apologies in name of the Chantry and the templars for their actions, she also fast in try to undo any offense to other companions (for example, when she ask about Bianca to Varric, she reveals her own situation about Galyan). Even though the Inquisition is her work she has no interest in gaining any power herself as she only wants to help people something that Solas find admirable and unbelievable.
    • If Leliana is faking it then it's damn good act, throughout the first game she is unfailingly polite and civil, however this takes a somewhat dark turn during her side quest in that she is this way to escape her former life as a trickster assassin. In the second game she can actually encounter Hawke and despite her and Cassandra being desperate for them she doesn't press Hawke into helping them. Even as Sister Nightingale investigating the Chantry's destruction she's more after the truth than the angry Cassandra, and her dark persona is now a mask for the nice girl she is underneath with her tactics straight from the Good Is Not Soft playbook.
    • By Inquisition, Cullen has very much become one, having let go of his past grudge against mages and is completely loyal even to a mage Inquisitor and good friends with Dorian. Fittingly enough, the third game also made him a romance option, much to his fanbase's delight.
    • The aforementioned Dorian, despite being a Tevinter mage, as well as Josephine also count. Both are unfailingly helpful and again, are romance options.
    • And of course, it is possible to play the protagonists of all three of these games as Nice Guys/Girls, depending on your choices.
  • Final Fantasy
    • Cecil Harvey of Final Fantasy IV, at least once he gets over his massive guilt issues over being a Dark Knight.
    • Bartz from Final Fantasy V is one of the few protagonists in the series who is just nice, with no underlying issues or moments of Jerkassery. He's caring towards his fellow Light Warriors, very easygoing, and acts as a brother figure to Krile when Galuf dies and she takes his place.
    • Zack Fair, from the Final Fantasy VII prequel Crisis Core. He's upbeat, sincere, utterly loyal, completely adorkable, and just wants to be a hero (in the very best sense of the word). Because of this, he manages to make friends with practically everyone he encounters, including Shrinking Violet Cloud, the Turks and pre-Nibelheim Sephiroth. Contrast to how Cloud, the main character of Final Fantasy VII, starts out his story as a vain, arrogant, apathetic asshole who deliberately antagonises his employers, and earns either fawning admiration or loathing from everyone around him until he grows up a little.
  • Genki Girl Moira from Fallout 3 is one of the few people in the game that is not an obnoxious asshole who urges you to kill him, also, most ghouls in their town.
    • Of course, during her sidequest, she pretty much encourages you to expose yourself to near fatal amounts of radiation, and severely injure yourself. All in the name of research, of course (though she at least has the decency to patch you up afterwards.) And you don't actually HAVE to do it, you can instead just crush her dreams and leave her horribly depressed. Or you can nuke her hometown and leave her as a radioactive ghoul... You Bastard.
    • Paladin Hoss is genuinely grateful to a Good Karma Lone Wanderer who helps him out, giving praise and promising protection.
  • Atrus from Myst is friendly, helpful, peace-loving, wise and sensible. Contrast his father and his sons, who are megalomaniacs and violent.
  • Guy from Tales of the Abyss is charming, laid-back, patient, and mature. In a world where all major characters have Dark and Troubled Past, he is the only one who manages to move on and thus grows up to be genuinely cheerful and all around pleasant simply rather than becoming jerkass, angsty, suicidal or omnicidal like the other characters (except Mieu). Other characters and especially girls notice, lampshade, and take advantage of his nice guy qualities though, much to his chagrin.
  • A Gender Flip example: Flonne from Disgaea is the kindest and most caring angel you'll ever meet talking about love.
  • Stefan Bekowsky from L.A. Noire is this compared to the rest of Cole's partners, who are a (somewhat loveable) sexist, a despicable Smug Snake, and a WW1 vet with an initially abrasive attitude. Bekowsky himself? His worst flaw is occasionally flirting with female victims.
  • Link from The Legend of Zelda franchise mixes this up with Heroic Mime.
  • Stocke from Radiant Historia. He may not be the most demonstrative of Nice Guys, but one of the required sidequests for 100% Completion and the Golden Ending? Helping a little girl play dress-up.
  • Tails of Sonic the Hedgehog is easily one of the nicest characters in the cast, and is even perfectly alright with accepting Eggman as a friend if he doesn't have an evil scheme at the moment.
    • Cream the Rabbit is also very friendly, befriending the formerly distant Blaze the Cat, which allowed her to start working with Sonic and avert a multi-dimensional calamity.
    • Sonic himself is a very kind person - a bit rude at times, but it's more playful than anything else. He's selfless, very much so; going out of his way to help people and not really desiring anything for himself but to help people, have his friends be happy, and eat chili dogs.
  • Similarly, Mario and Luigi from Super Mario Bros.. They're very open, compliment people they're competing against, and overall help anybody with a problem they can solve... Which is everybody.
    • In Mario Party 3, Star Stamps reflect the character's personality. Luigi can get the Kindness Stamp along with most of the other Stamps.
      • Even though Donkey Kong is a pain in the arse for Mario in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, when Donkey Kong starts sobbing because he can't get his hands on any of the toys, Mario just says, "It's OK, don't cry!"
  • Golden Sun has played merry hell with this trope.
    • Isaac was openly identified as a Nice Guy by the extras for the first game, since he's a Heroic Mime in that one. Then in The Lost Age, he got to speak for himself, and he was good, but not very nice. The shift might be justified by all the crap he went through in the first game and the pressure he's still under in TLA, but it was still pretty jarring to a lot of players.
    • Ivan was identified as a sweet kid, but had some issues with Mind Over Manners even in the first game, which he was even called out on.
    • Mia has a little bit of Deadpan Snarker, but is mostly a gentle White Magician Girl and the first truly nice player character in the series. Her Establishing Character Moment is healing an elderly couple, she quickly puts her trust in Isaac's group despite the doubtful circumstances of their meeting, and her most aggressive moment is even fully merited - revulsion with her cousin, Alex, upon realising the extent of his betraying their Clan's ideals.
    • Piers in The Lost Age is probably the first genuinely nice male player character. He's initially standoffish due to some trust issues, but once he defrosts, he is quite mellow and gentle. Heck, his Establishing Character Moment scene even has him try to comfort and empathize with an abuser, and mentally kicking himself after he's been driven to lash out with his Psynergy.
    • Dark Dawn's Matthew is generally held to be a sweet guy, though being as he is the son of the aforementioned Isaac and a known pottymouth, this might need to be taken with a grain of salt.
    • Amiti, on the other hand, is completely transparent, and pure sugar. Even to the nation presently at war with his - he's just that nice. It's a genuinely shocking moment when he first voices his opinions on criminal justice, and even then, he calms down after a gentle reprimand and a reminder of what's at stake.
    • Sveta of Morgal is so far the straightest example of this trope (even though she's not human, but a Beastwoman. She leads the party despite only just meeting them, helps them even when their goals come into opposition with her country's leader, Volechek (who is also her brother), protects the lives of people to be executed as part of her country's festival, and does her part to save not just her own people but the whole world. She's also an Action Girl who isn't passive-aggressive, and recognises that she can't leave the Grave Eclipse running for a second even though it would kill her brother, because to do so would only kill more innocent people.
  • There are bunch of this in Metal Gear, to contrast the Badass warriors you meet and play as. Bad things tends to happen to them, to show us that War Is Hell. For examples:
    • Dr. Petrovich Madnar, who is a scientist and family man. He was forced to build TX-55 because his daughter is being held hostage.
    • Gustava Heffner, who joined Czechoslovakia Secret Police to atone, after she denied asylum.
    • Hal "Otacon" Emmerich. A nerdy otaku, kind, believes in people. He only worked on Metal Gear REX because he thought it was an anti-nuke weapon.
    • Dr. Nikolai Sokolov. He only built the Shagohod under Volgin's threat, and he's a loyal family man.
    • The Sorrow. He willingly died so that his lover and child could survive. He did mess with Naked Snake, but he also kept giving hints to him during the game.
    • Naked Snake aka. Big Boss is arguably one, or at least as nice as Black Ops operatives can be. Well, until he learn the truth about The Boss' defection.... Even then, considering his Benevolent Boss and A Father to His Men status...
    • Raiden (when he's not Jack the Ripper at least) is friendly, laidback and a Friend to All Children.
    • Otacon's dad, Huey Emmerich is also one. Like Father, Like Son, indeed. Subverted horribly in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Hal couldn't be more different from his dad
  • Mr. Torgue from the Borderlands 2 DLC Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage.
  • Similarly, Gears of War has, most notably, Dom Santiago, all three Carmine brothers shown, and Cole, of the main cast, along with Dizzy and Anya of the supporting. Baird is a Deadpan Snarker Insufferable Genius Jerk with a Heart of Gold and Protagonist Marcus is a Knight in Sour Armor, stopping them from fulfilling it, along with Sam, who like Baird is too much of a Deadpan Snarker to qualify, but the above mentioned main Nice Guys, likewise, have bad things happen to them. Dom lost his brother and children before the game series to the Pendulum Wars and E Day respectfully, his wife ran out and went missing, then e later found her and had to Mercy Kill her due to her torture leaving her catatonic. Anthony and Benjamin Carmine both died in battle, meaning Clayton lost two of his younger brothers, and Cole lost his entire family before the game, and off-camera during the opening levels also lost most of his squad.
  • BlazBlue is rife with folks of decent temperament, though some take a bit of work to get through their emotional defenses. Whether it's Ragna, Kagura, Noel, Bang, Tager, Makoto or even Antivillains like Litchi and Tsubaki, one can find someone who can lend them a shoulder if they know how to get to them. It's not just these examples, either - generally, any named character (and even some unnamed ones) are people you won't be blamed for wanting to hang around with unless they go by the names Yuuki Terumi, Relius Clover, Imperator Librarius, or Azrael.
    • From the Guilty Gear games, Axl Low is a British involuntary time traveller who nevertheless maintains a very friendly and optimistic attitude despite his circumstances and never holds any grudges against the various weirdos he winds up fighting due to one reason or another, always chalking the encounter up to bad luck. He's even nice enough to maintain friendly speaking terms with anti-social wanderer Sol Badguy, and offers to lend him his Queen CD. There's also Slayer, who is incredibly civil and polite to practically everybody, even his opponents, what with being a quintessential gentleman and them having no realistic chance of actually hurting him - he even hands out hints to random people for no reason beyond seemingly just wanting to be helpful (such as the time he informed Ky that there was something seriously wrong with the bounty on Dizzy despite having no reason to care about either of them).
  • Resident Evil 2 has Leon S. Kennedy; rookie cop, first day on the job, and is thrown into a Zombie Apocalypse. He devotes his strength in getting Ben (a reporter) out to safety and making sure Ada is out of harm's way (even taking a bullet for her). This gets Leon viewed as naive and gullible by the other characters in the game; Ben thinks Leon is just a cop who doesn't know what's really going on (Ben gets killed later on) and Ada sees Leon as dead weight to her mission (at first). Even Claire tends to ignore Leon at times. Leon becomes a Deadpan Snarker by Resident Evil 4, but never gives up in trying to help and protect others.
    • Addressed in the novels: When Ada attempts to flirt with him he admits he's scared and ignores the fanservice before saying he just wants to be a good cop. She's duly impressed.
  • Most of the younger female cast members of the Street Fighter series are pleasant and good people (Sakura, Ibuki, and Elena especially- Elena's ending in SF 4 shows that she somehow managed to make friends with Akuma!). This is why Juri's introduction in Super Street Fighter IV was such a shocking contrast, because up to then Capcom had never introduced a female fighter who wasn't a Nice Girl (Juli and Juni in Alpha 3 were antagonistic characters but only against their will; Chun-Li, Viper, and Cammy are determined, focused, and somewhat militant but also good-aligned characters).
  • Giorno proves he is as sweet and kind as his biological father Jonathan in the "what if" DLC scenario for Vento Aureo in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. Fugo found out about the deaths of Narancia and Buccerati after his cowardly abandonment of his friends at San Marco Cathedral in Venice. Blaming himself, he comes before Giorno, now the Boss of the Italian Mafia, and begs to be taken back into the family. Giorno summons the Godlike Gold-Experience-Requiem and challenges Fugo to prove his dedication by defeating him in this state. If you somehow win this fight, Girono reveals that he holds no grudges for your betrayal, and embraces you once more as as friend. To this Fugo furiously wept Manly Tears, and this time pledges his "body, heart and soul" to Giorno for life. Just like his father Jonathan, Giorno is kindness personified.
  • League of Legends:
    • This trope is the most defining characteristic of many yordles:
      • Kennen from the Kinkou Order. Justfied as he's "The Heart of the Tempest". Heck, he's even willing to forgive Zed as well.
      • Teemo happens to be a very friendly yordle scout. May overlap of Beware of the Nice Ones since he can be a cold-blooded assassin when on-duty.
      • Gnar is a playful prehistoric yordle who is a kind and friendly guy at heart and befriends people easily who are friendly and playful towards him. Hence, this is one of the main reasons why he manages to befriend Lulu. Just don't piss him off or you'll face Mega Gnar.
      • Lulu as well. According to the developers, Lulu is a relatively friendly and kind-hearted yordle at heart and is willing to make friends who are kind, playful, and friendly. Apparently, this is one of the main reasons why she gets along with Gnar pretty well. She also was quick to acknowledge that she did bad things without realizing it when the Yordles got angry at her turning their kids into animals or plants even if temporarily and without malice, and accepted the banishment without much protest.
    • Zac was designed by Zaun's Mad Scientists, originally as a super soldier, where is taken care by two-caring husband-and-wife scientists as their own child. Despite all the trauma and the original purpose of Zac, he's happen to a nice guy at heart who serves as a defender of the helpless and the innocent.
    • Braum is so far the champion of Nice Guy in Runeterra. Not only his quotes are all nice, friendly and encouraging even to his enemies, his play style revolve around defending his teammates and helping them out. His lore has zero tragic elements as well, he just happens to be that kind of nice goat herder with immense strength, determination to help people in need. And he quotes his mom's words very fondly.
      • His introductory video features his intervening to save a poro from a hail of arrows.
  • Your partner in each game of the PokÚmon Mystery Dungeon series is always one of the brightest, most positive characters in the story, and they make that immediately apparent by how readily they decide to befriend and look out for the hero just moments after they meet.
    • Gates To Infinity has a rather unexpected example in the form of Hydreigon, who's instantly likable from the moment you meet him in person, having a polite and kindly manner that runs entirely contrary to what one might expect from a member of his species.
  • Thomas from Suikoden III
  • The Fire Emblem series, being a classic Swords And Sorcery setting, has quite a lot of these:
    • In Fire Emblem Akaneia, both the protagonist Marth, and his childhood friend and Love Interest Shiida/Caeda, fit this to a T. Both are somewhat subdued, yet charismatic leaders who firmly believe in peace; Marth is extremely forgiving by nature despite what he endures, and Caeda recruits many former enemies simply by being kind to them.
    • In Fire Emblem Elibe, over a couple of generations of heroes:
      • The three Lords of Blazing Sword are all this to some degree or another. Lyn is a deeply kind person who never stops trying to help people in spite of her own problems, and her empathy generally only fails her with outlaws in general - due to a traumatic event in her past involving bandits, but she's able to learn to see the good in them as well - and villainous people in general. Eliwood, like his son Roy (below), is very astute and willing to see the good in people, doesn't allow himself to truly hate his enemies but pity them, and deeply dislikes the ramifications of war on innocents (it's noted by Nils that his father, Lord Elbert was very much alike, if more forceful and decisive). Finally Hector, while somewhat rude at times and abrasive (which makes him seem like a jerk), is very loyal to his friends and more soft-hearted than he's given credit for, to the point his friends like to tease him for his lack of tact contrasting with his inner kindness.
      • Wil, one of the most easy-going members of the army, is very easy to like and be friends with; he also reaches out to befriend people like Florina (who is timid around men in general) and Raven (who is aloof and cynical) and is good at bringing them out of their shells. And when he's confronted with past mistakes, he owns up to them instead of making excuses.
      • Canas, a scholar who studies Dark Magic but insists it's only as evil as its practitioner, is highly passionate about his studies and curious - a little absent-minded at times, but always well-meaning and polite.
      • Legault, perhaps the most personable agent of the Black Fang - he defects after the Fang's falling moral standards are irrevocably corrupted, joining Eliwood's forces when convinced they are in the right, and is kind to those he interacts with. He's also an Honorary Uncle to Nino, who is at ease with his pleasantness.
      • Nino stands out for being cheery and friendly despite being raised by an abusive mother who actually adopted her, begrudgingly, after murdering her actual blood parents, inciting protectiveness in those around her and in general not having a bad bone in her body despite her hardships. She's too empathetic for being in the Fang, and only shows anger at the pain others cause (to her and her friends).
      • Roy in The Sealed Sword follows his father's example in being kind and personable with people (if a bit sharper of mind and Genre Savvy).
    • In Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones:
      • The twin royals of Renais, Eirika and Ephraim, are kind people who only express it differently - Eirika rarely says a bad thing about anyone and values peace and friendship, Ephraim is refreshingly honest and empathetic (even giving an apparent enemy, who tripped while trying to attack him, pointers on how to better use her weapon). Both are willing to do the difficult things necessary, but neither truly enjoy it despite the former's anger at injustice and the latter's love for combat.
      • Franz, as well as his older brother Forde - both are friendly, easygoing men who treat their comrades well and easily form strong bonds (Franz with Amelia and Natasha, as well as an Intergenerational Friendship with Gilliam; Forde with his comrade Kyle, and also with Vanessa & Eirika). Both offer their time freely and with a smile, and neither takes kindness in general for granted (especially as Forde raised his brother from a young age).
      • Joshua, a laid-back mercenary of Jehanna who loves to gamble, is unwilling to harm women or other innocents (even rigging coin tosses despite his already-dreadful luck) and appears drawn to befriending people who are cold, aloof or broken. He also ran from his responsibilities as prince of Jehanna, but only so as to better understand his people and be a better King in the future, and his serious side shows all measures of his sincerity of character.
      • Tana, the upbeat princess of Frelia, who puts herself at risk to help her friends and is startlingly willing to die for doing the right thing (in one route, offering to let a conflicted Cormag kill her if he spares Duessel in return).
      • Gerik, an uncommonly-kind mercenary leader who treats his fellow soldiers well and is unashamed to be unorthodox in his line of work. Notable because as a young man he was once brash and arrogant, but after losing a duel to someone out of his league (who left him his signature scar), he learned humility and to treasure both his own life and those of his comrades. Both women in his troop, Tethys and Marisa, are drawn to him for his compassionate nature.
    • Several of the Loads and Loads of Characters in Fire Emblem Tellius.
      • Ike is one of the least judgmental and most empathetic people alive. He's considered to be an exceptionally kind beorc by most if not all laguz who know him. Soren, who doesn't like anyone else, practically worships him for how nice he was in the past.
      • Oscar is easy-going and polite to everyone even when they annoy him. He's also remarkably self-effacing for all his talents.
      • Rhys consistently shows great concern even for complete strangers and never bickers with anyone, even when they're pulling dangerous stunts.
      • Zihark is friendly to all the people he meets, and is only willing to criticize others' behavior when it starts hurting other people. He doesn't even have the heart to directly reject Meg.
      • Ranulf is an easy-going egalitarian who quickly becomes very chummy with Ike for this reason.
    • Fire Emblem Awakening
      • Chrom, the game's protagonist, is extremely trusting towards his friends, and never lets up an occasion to help them.
      • This is generally the Avatar's personality in the game. Except when possessed by Grima, of course.
      • Chrom's daughter from the future, Lucina, helps around camp on her spare time, is very supportive of her friends, and is always trying to improve herself as a leader.
      • Sumia, one of the pegasus riders, is an absolute sweetheart. She seems to care for and love everyone. Except for cows. Cows annoy her.
      • Henry is a twisted example. While the way he tends to act can freak people out, he genuinely likes helping people. Even if the way he goes about it is completely misguided and a little... unorthodox. Unlike the sour grape that is Tharja, the only time he places hexes on his fellow Shepherds is if they ask him to do so. He just as gladly removes them again if they request him to, with no hard feelings.
    • Fire Emblem Fates has a fairly large amount, reinforcing the Not So Different aspect of Hoshido and Nohr:
      • The Avatar. They grew up surrounded by kind people (With the exception of Garon), and is naturally kind themselves (in Revelations and Invisible History it's revealed that this is largely in part due to their father, Anankos' good half). The Avatar is possibly one of the kindest and most forgiving lords in the franchise, rivaling the likes of Eliwood and Marth. In their supports, the Avatar is almost always helping or playing therapist to other characters in the army, and their general attitude—when they don't feel mischievous—is one of politeness and humility. Xander even tells them they're too nice for their own good—and, to an extent, he's right. Caeldori also sums it up well in her S support with a Male Avatar.
      • Silas, one of the Avatar's childhood friends (whom they forgot about) is a paragon of kindness. He assures the Avatar that even if they are Hoshido's prince/princess, they're still their own person, and he constantly tries to help out others. He's The Reliable One and often serves as a Warrior Therapist to the other characters.
      • Kaze is a calm, kind, and polite ninja. He'll join your party regardless of the player's decision. In many of his supports, he goes out of his way to help others.
      • The Avatar's elder brothers, Ryoma and Xander, both of them are surprisingly kind individuals. Ryoma's supports have a tendency to show him trying to help out others and being all-around nice, whereas Xander a calm, kind, and honest man, and raised the Avatar to be a good person at heart (it might have worked a little too well).
      • The Avatar's elder sisters, Hinoka and Camilla, as well. Hinoka's described as the most caring person in the army, and it shows. Camilla, for all her issues is also incredibly kind and caring (especially towards the Avatar and Elise) and essentially fills the role of Team Mom on the Nohr side.
      • Both of the Avatar's youngest sisters, Sakura (from the Hoshido side) and Elise (from the Nohr side) take this Up to Eleven (notice a pattern here?). Both of them are All Loving Heroines, with both having unlimited kindness and compassion towards everyone regardless of someone's background. It doesn't end well for Elise on Birthright. It doesn't end well at all.
      • Oboro, despite her hatred towards Nohr, she can actually be a kind and reasonable girl at heart that allows her to be the Team Mom for the Hoshidan army. In addition, she also fits into the "Sweet" category should you make her the chef of your restaurant (which is also shared with Midori and Elise, both are also Nice Girls as well).
      • As befitting their Red Oni, Blue Oni/Boke and Tsukkomi Routine, Kaden and Keaton. The former loves helping and cheering people up with his fluffy tail, and must always return the favor whenever someone is nice to him; the latter is, despite his quirks, an otherwise genuinely pleasant, affable guy.
      • Effie is very gentle and devoted to those she cares for, especially her lady-of-liege Elise. Effie will protect anyone who needs it with her own life, especially her friends and allies, and sometimes even sufficiently sympathetic enemies, without any regards to her own safety. In Revelations, Azama pretty much calls her a Martyr Without a Cause for it, whereas Leo straight-up questions if she doesn't cherish her own life.
      • Despite his unlucky moments, Arthur, as befitting a HERO OF JUSTICE, is an upbeat and friendly guy at heart. He was even willing to get himself punished just to protect Azura back when he was a child/young teenager.
      • Peri is Fates' answer to Henry. When she's not in her Ax-Crazy persona, she comes off as genuinely saccharine and friendly, with incidents such as happily cooking for people like Laslow and Kaze. Generally speaking, if you're her friend, you're safe. It even shows through in her A Support with Felicia after she tries to kill the poor maid for spilling tea on her. Peri asks Felicia to train the servants in Peri's household because it's no fun killing them if they can't fight back.
      • Benny. Despite his intimidating appearance, he's a genuinely sweet guy. He's noted to always be thinking of his comrades, whom he easily towers over. Additionally, he's a Friend to All Living Things, including bears.
      • The Avatar's child, Kana, of either gender, just like their parent. Female Kana is a bit more immature about it than Male Kana, but nonetheless both are as kindhearted as the Avatar.
      • Shigure, in contrast to his mother Azura's anti-social tendencies is very helpful, kind, compassionate and willing to listen to other's issues.
      • Dwyer, again unlike his father Jakob, is despite his lazy, apathetic attitude, a genuinely nice and caring person as shown in many of his supports, though he apparently doesn't like being told he's nice.
      • Midori, like her father Kaze is unfailingly nice, kind and sweet to others.
      • Kiragi, in contrast to his father Takumi, is excitable, incredibly friendly and open.
      • Hisame has many of his supports feature him trying to help out whoever he's talking to, even the odder girls like Rhajat and Ophelia.
      • Siegbert is a near-carbon-copy of his father Xander, right down to the calm, kind and honest personality.
      • Forrest, in contrast to his father Leo, is an all-around sweet guy.
      • Percy, just like his father Arthur, is a very open and a friendly kid at heart.
  • Jorji Costava from Papers, Please. During the game, you will have to reject or detain him several times (and he's completely understanding and cordial during these,) and there only are two occasions in which he is actually clear to go. But even if you reject him in those occasions, he will still direct you to a forger that can help you flee Arstotzka, should you need to.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 gives us Nepgear, a CPU Candidate that is so kind that she even over apologize the tiniest things.
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us gives us a very true to form Superman (the good one from the Main Universe anyway). His Regime!Counterpart on the other hand...
  • Aisha Blanchette from Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy. She is pretty much never down, and is often able to cheer up Mina just by being in the same room.
  • Professor Layton is a Badass Pacifist, a Doting Parent, and an all-around Nice Guy.
  • Mega Man Volnutt from Mega Man Legends is probably one of the nicest protagonists of the Mega Man series. A defining trait about Mega Man is how nice and heroic he is. In the first game alone, he can donate to the town reconstruction fund, save a pregnant woman lost in the woods that goes into labor, donate to the hospital to help heal a crippled girl's leg, help the police with their cases, and of course, stop the Bonnes from causing chaos.
  • Welkin Gunther of Valkyria Chronicles is a quiet, sweet-hearted guy who likes nature and just wants to live a quiet life as a teacher. When The Empire invades Gallia, he becomes the leader of the Squad 7 militia force and quickly organises the ragtag unit into the single most powerful force in the Gallian military. He follows orders dutifully, doesn't commit war crimes, and is courteous and merciful even to his opponents. Just make sure you don't shoot his girlfriend.
  • You'd be surprised, but Connor Kenway of Assassin's Creed III is, despite his profession, a genuinely lovely young man. He's meek, he's idealistic, he's kind to animals, and he's passionate about making sure anyone he considers a friend is happy and well looked after regardless of their station or societal relationship with him. Now, compare and contrast with his grandfather...
  • Samuels of Alien: Isolation is extremely polite and helpfully subservient to, well, just about everybody. This is the player's first clue to the fact that there's something not quite normal about him.
  • Papyrus from Undertale. Despite his massive ego and desire to capture the player so he can become a member of the royal guard, he honestly does grow to like the player and cares about them to the point that he insists on taking them alive even though they're going to be executed anyway. Try to insult him in battle and he simply interprets it as a front hiding a much nicer person who just needs to be warmed up to; do it after battle and he thinks you're insulting yourself. After his fight (if the player manages to spare him) he can be befriended into helping them on their journey and trying to stop Undyne from killing them, and will even try to get the two to become friends if Undyne is spared as well. Even if the player is a genocidal monster, he refuses to believe that there isn't some good to be found in them even if the player kills him. Undyne eventually admits that while Papyrus is more than skilled enough to be a member of the Royal Guard, he's ultimately just too nice to handle the responsibilities.
  • The Sole Survivor's personality defaults to this, being possibly one of the nicest Fallout protagonists to appear so far. The Lone Wanderer and Courier can be played as absolute monsters, but the absolute worst the Sole Survivor can be a is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who travels around helping people but keeps hitting them up for money and occasionally being a Deadpan Snarker. Picking the bottom options consistently leads to an almost superhumanly friendly personality.
    • All of the Good-aligned companions qualify, naturally. Preston Garvey maintains a professional soldierly demeanour and is a textbook Officer and a Gentleman, Deacon is laid-back and very cool guy with a breezy atiitude, Curie is unflinchingly polite and approves of noble actions, and Piper is playful, easy to get along with and passionate about helping the people of the Commonwealth.

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