"You...were always like this, though, weren’t you? So gentle at most times, until you got an idea in your head — then you wouldn’t budge, no matter what people said."
— Raven to Priscilla, Fire Emblem Elibe
"My happiness isn't so trivial that it can only be found in a dream!"
— Himiko Se, Vampire Princess Miyu
Freddie: "What does plucky mean?"
Carly: "I don't know, plump and lucky?"
"I know there have been some bad times, but there were some good times too... And I'd really like to protect those good times..."
— Kaname Madoka, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
"Your best weapon might be your undying optimism."
— Maxima to Yuri Sakazaki, The King of Fighters XIII
"Forget about what you can't understand. Focus on what you can do."
— Casca, giving a final morale boost to the Band of the Hawk during the Eclipse, Berserk
Donna: "The plucky young girl who helps me out"?
Doctor: (posing as a detective) No policewomen in 1926.
Donna: I'll pluck you in a minute.
— Doctor Who, "The Unicorn and the Wasp"
"You know, others might find this plucky, never-say-die spirit charming, but it makes me want to ram your head into a fucking wall."
Instead of simply wilting away, I'd rather scatter quickly to the wind -
Anything I can do to keep on wandering!
If I let my heart get swallowed up by these thousands of waves,
I won't even be able to protect you!
Sound out that definite determination as if it will never die out -
Leaving behind scars that will never be forgotten!
Even now we see that faint afterimage, still unfading;
The world is waiting for the first cry of a new tomorrow!