Playing With / Mr. Vice Guy

Basic Trope: A character has a habitual vice, but is still heroic nonetheless.
  • Straight: Amazing Girl can be vain, wrathful, and greedy, but that will never outweigh her good deeds to others.
  • Exaggerated: Amazing Girl contains all of the Seven Deadly Sins, yet she is still one of the purest heroines.
  • Downplayed: It's harder for Amazing Girl to resist the temptation to grab something shiny when she sees it, but for the most part she can keep her greed in check.
  • Justified: All her life, Amazing Girl has been told how great of a hero she was, allowing pride to take root.
  • Inverted: Evil Virtues.
  • Subverted: Amazing Girl plans on overcoming her vices to become more of a virtuous heroine...
  • Double Subverted: ...only to dwell in them again the next week. She's still a good person, though.
  • Parodied: Amazing Girl is lauded as the greatest hero on Earth, despite being very likely to tear down whole cities in her rage every time someone says something impolite to her.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Amazing girl is a hero with absolutely no vices.
  • Enforced: The writer wants to make a point that not all heroes are completely upright.
  • Lampshaded: "I think you might have some anger management issues there, Amazing Girl." "Yeah, but crime never learns, so I don't think I'll run out of people who deserve to be hit any time soon."
  • Invoked: Feeling that she needs to be more decisive in order to more effectively fight crime, Amazing Girl intentionally gets riled up so she can channel her wrath.
  • Exploited: Knowing that Amazing Girl struggles with greed, the villain will scatter precious metals or stones when he escapes in order to distract her.
  • Defied: "I'm a hero, and real heroes don't dwell in their vices."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Whenever things don't go her way, Amazing Girl has to visibly restrain herself to avoid making a bad situation worse. Furthermore, her house is a smashed wreck and she spends an inordinate amount of time dealing with petty criminals, the type she can beat easily with minimal effort to help calm herself down.

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