Nice Guy / Web Original

  • While most Red vs. Blue characters are some level of Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist, there are still a few Nice Guys.
    • Donut on the Red Team is so perky, friendly, and sweet that even Church (who otherwise hates everyone) likes him. He's essentially the closest thing RvB has to The Cutie.
    • Caboose seems to be vaguely aware that half the people he knows are supposed to be his enemies, but that doesn't mean they can't be his friends.
    • Sheila is remarkably personable and helpful for literally being a tank, and is a Cute Machine.
    • Captain Flowers, the original Blue Team leader, is unbelievably kind towards the men under his command and even towards the enemy team. It's likely because he's a Freelancer and he knows the Red/Blue war isn't real.
    • The Freelancers have their own sort of Power Trio of Nice Guys in the form of Agents New York, North Dakota, and Washington. York is incredibly snarky, but has a strong sense of fair play and right and wrong and his snark is usually intended as good-natured. Wash is the dorkiest one, worried about following the rules and everyone getting along. Lastly, North is the Team Mom, so nurturing and caring that he was specifically given the most child-like of the AIs as a result.
    • Finally there's Doc, who comes off as almost a parody of a Nice Guy. He's an Actual Pacifist and has an exaggerated Granola Boy and Soapbox Sadie personality, but he's also snarky in a biting way and sometimes shows an extremely morbid and almost Nightmare Fetishist sense of humor. It gets worse as the series goes on, as he becomes a textbook example of an Extreme Doormat. This bad for him because he's he's The Friend Nobody Likes and when he's teleported away in Volume 11, nobody notices. When he does come back and realizes that no one was looking for him, he snaps and develops the O'Malley personality entirely of his own accord.
    • Felix, despite being a war veteran and a mercenary, looks, acts, and sounds like a kid who just met his idols whenever he's around the Blood Gulch Crew. He saves them on multiple occasions, lectures them on the basics of the planet's civil war, and then calls in La Résistance to save them. However, in Season 12, he becomes a harsh, sarcastic, cynical asshole who puts the team through Training from Hell and reveals he has very little attachment to the Resistance and is Only in It for the Money. Then, Episode 10 rolls around, and the real Felix comes out. He's The Mole, and he's really a psychotic, sociopathic, petty, childish, sadistic mass-murderer and all-around cunt who's always hated the heroes.
  • RWBY:
    • Jaune Arc is the first person that Ruby befriends at Beacon Academy, the fact that she called him "Vomit Boy" rolling off his back.
    • Pyrrha Nikos is polite, supporting of the other students (especially Jaune), forgiving, and generally pleasant if occasionally somewhat detached and professional. In Volume 3, when Team RWBY are out to eat and Weiss' card gets declined, Pyrrha steps in and covers their bill.
    • Ruby Rose counts as well. She carried Jaune Arc to initiation when he got pinned to the wall by Pyrrha at Weiss's behest. She accepted Penny as a friend after Weiss bumped into her, despite protest from the other girls. Also, even though Weiss antagonized her throughout Volume 1, Ruby still expressed concern for her teammate after learning of her troubled childhood.
      • Penny herself is friendly towards literally everyone, as she has No Social Skills, and hugs Ruby at the drop of the button. She's effectively The Cutie of the show. Of course, this being a Rooster Teeth production, she dies horribly.
    • Yang Xiao Long's impulsiveness, stubbornness and very explosive temper don't take away from the fact that she's exceptionally loyal to her friends and a deceptively mature and pleasant-natured girl who likes puns and lighthearted jokes. Velvet Scarlatina even defended Yang after Mercury's machinations turned her into a Hero with Bad Publicity, saying Yang is a very nice person and would never injure a defenseless person out of spite.
      • Velvet herself is unflinchingly kind and polite towards everyone she interacts with.
    • Hell, even Weiss counts in the third volume, becoming much more humble and supportive of her teammates without a trace of the abrasiveness she showed in previous volumes. She openly compliment's Jaune's (the person who she found repulsive in the first two volume). She responds to Flynt Coal's accusation of her father destroying his father's business with genuine remorse. She is the first to defend Yang against Ironwood after he disqualifies the team after Yang is shown shooting Mercury's knee. In the battle of Volume 3's penultimate chapter, she instinctively rushes to fight an Atlesian Paladin, armed with nothing but her rapier, after it punches Velvet (a Faunus, the very race Weiss was raised to despise) away.
    • Nora, despite being violent and all-around weird, is friendly and supportive in her own way, being a big Shipper on Deck for Jaune and Pyrrha. Her partner, Ren, might be an example, but it's hard to tell since he rarely interacts with anyone besides Nora.
    • Sun Wukong, despite being a thief and a stowaway, is a supporting and friendly person, being the one Blake turns to when she's unsure if she can trust her teammates. He also becomes the unofficial leader of the side characters during The Battle of Beacon, and does his best to make sure everyone gets out safe.
    • Neptune, Sun's best friend, is an... interesting example. He's friendly and easy to get along with, but he's also a bit of a showoff and flirts with every woman he comes across, including hitting on team NDGO in front of Weiss, despite going to the dance with her. It's also unknown whether or not he genuinely likes Weiss or is just going after her title.
    • Blake is also an odd variant. At first glance, she comes off as aloof and dismissive of others, such as when Ruby and Yang initially attempt to befriend her while she is trying to read. However, as the series continues, Blake is shown to be a much nicer person than she lets on as long she isn't stressed by something. Similarly to Ruby, she became a Huntress in order to make the world a better place for Humans and Faunas alike, has a desire to end racism and oppression directed towards the latter, and becomes much more friendly and cheerful the closer she becomes towards her friends. Overall, she's something of a Downplayed Jerk with a Heart of Gold with an emphasis on the 'Heart of Gold' part.
  • Quite a few characters in Survival of the Fittest, but one character who plays this to a tee is Reika Ishida, in contrast to her sister. One of her defining traits was that she was nice and friendly, always trying to help out. However, true to the stereotype, she literally gets killed within two posts once she gets to the island. Danya in the following announcement then called her "the less interesting of the Ishida sisters" for this reason.
  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog:
    • Penny is extremely sweet-natured, a good friend to Billy, vegetarian, and volunteers to help the homeless.
    • Billy is also on the surface a nice guy, but he becomes more of a Dogged Nice Guy around her, and arguably he has some ideas that maybe aren't so nice.
  • Felicia Day also plays Codex on The Guild, who is a Deconstruction of this trope. While she's generally very tolerant and patient with the rest of the group and serves as The Heart, the constant pressures of being the White Magician Girl (in-game and out) have fed into her crippling neurosis.
  • Personified with the "Good Guy Greg" Image Macro, who is the "nice guy" counterpart to Scumbag Steve.
  • Doug Walker's niceness was lampshaded and parodied in his cameo for Phelous's review of House of Wax (2005). While the rest of the site cheered for Paris Hilton's character's death, he's disgusted by their behaviour even though she's fictional.
  • Speaking of TGWTG, the late and much-missed Justin "JewWario" Carmical (even in character, which was close to his real life persona anyway) was probably THE nicest person out of the entire cast/crew.
  • Tacoma from Demo Reel is an always-willing confidant and Living Emotional Crutch for Rebecca and Donnie. And speaking of those two, while they have plenty more issues, they're sweethearts as well when you get to know them better.
  • Rack of the Whateley Universe. He's a dwarf on top of being a mutant, but he has several extremely pretty female friends because he treats them well. And he makes the time to explain to Chaka why she should watch out for the dreaded Sahar.
  • In Worm, the superhero Legend, leader of the Protectorate, inspires an almost universal "he's so nice!" reaction in people who meet him, and is generally considered the nicest member of the Triumvirate, with Alexandria being cold and distant and nobody liking Eidolon. As it turns out, he's also the only member of the Triumvirate that isn't aware of the horrible crimes perpetrated by Cauldron.
    • There's also a twisted inversion of this trope in the form of a villain actually named "Nice Guy." He pretty much renders everyone around him incapable of regarding him as a threat, and most people actually trust him and think of him as a friend, allowing him to calmly walk up to people and start murdering them where they stand, with their friends blithely standing by and unable to do anything about it because he's such a nice guy.
  • The Autobiography of Jane Eyre: Played With a lot with people Jane encounters when she starts her new job.
    • Grace Poole is a Composite Character, combining mild and kind Mrs Fairfax and scary, mysterious Grace Poole from the book. She's very intense and weird during her first appearance. Later she has moments when she's genuinely nice to Jane and very caring. Other times she seems nervous, impatient or downright nasty.
    • Jane expected Mr Rochester, her employer, to be horrible, based on Grace's vague description and Adele's nightmarish drawings of him. She finds out he's not abusive, which she thought he would be, but he's teasing, weird and bossy. In episode 13, Jane says that he seems a nice enough man, though a little negative, moody, sharp, dismissive,... but in a good way. There are obviously things which haunt him.
  • Deckard in Bee and Puppycat makes Bee a casserole after hearing she lost her job. He even leaves it for Bee after she accidentally Groin Attacks him with her umbrella.
  • Some human/sentient SCP items at the SCP Foundation are surprisingly polite and friendly, such SCP-073, SCP-208 and SCP-105.
  • The Knights of Fandom are effectively meant to be an entire organization of Nice Guys/Girls.
  • Flippy from Happy Tree Friends is social, polite, and always happy to help out. The blurb video for "Without A Hitch" outright calls him a nice guy. A shame he also has a poisonous cocktail of mental illnesses that turns him into a sadistic murder machine whenever something reminds him of the war.
  • Viner Thomas Sanders is very amiable and tries to maintain an overall sense of fun and lightheartedness with his Vines and YouTube videos, in stark contrast to a great many other Viners whose content is much less family-friendly.


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