Shrinking Violet: Comic Books

  • Salu "Shrinking Violet" Digby of the Legion of Super-Heroes lived up to this trope in the post-Zero Hour reboot. The Threeboot subverts this trope by making Salu a brash Action Girl, who hates being called Shrinking Violet. She's Atom Girl.
    • The original/post-Infinite Crisis incarnation of Salu started out somewhat shy but Took a Level in Badass after being abducted, and became a rather aggressive version of the Action Girl.
    • In the Threeboot, the shy character who nobody notices is Invisible Kid.
  • In New Crusaders, we have Yvette Velez, who becomes the new Jaguar.
  • Felipe from Mafalda is a male Western example.
  • Raven from Teen Titans.
  • Believe it or not, seductive vamp Poison Ivy from Batman was one, before she became the psychopath she is today.
  • Klara Prast of the Runaways. Given her horrible, abuse-filled past, this is probably not surprising.
  • X-23 has shades of this. Because of her Dark and Troubled Past she struggles to express herself or connect with others emotionally, frequently goes through periods where she avoids contact with others, and is often withdrawn and quiet.