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- Princess Eilonwy from Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain says "Taran, I'm not speaking to you" about five times a novel, and as the last line of at least the first three.
- The title character of Anne of Green Gables is an extremely sweet, warm, and expressive girl always searching for kindred spirits, but say something insulting about her red hair and she will reveal a temper to match. This is her Berserk Button. She reveals her tsuntsun side to people other than her love interest Gilbert Blythe, but her rage towards him (for making fun of her red hair) is significant, and indicative of Belligerent Sexual Tension.
- In the Night World book Daughters of Darkness, Mary-Lynnette is dere dere, but when Ash is around her automatic reaction at first is to kick him in the shins. Doesn't help that he's sexist and speciesist.
- Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. She's a good friend who is sensible and restrained a lot of the time, but DO NOT tick her off. She will show no mercy. Just ask Rita Skeeter, Draco Malfoy, Dolores Umbridge, Marietta Edgecombe or Ronald Weasley.
- Teenager Lily Evans seems to be interpreted this way by the fans, especially in James Potter's presence.
- Luke Skywalker becomes a Sweet Tsundere in the Star Wars novels.
- Mel from Crown Duel is Sweet to such an extent that Shevraeth has to resort to wooing her through anonymous letters.
- Leafpool from the Warrior Cats series became a Sweet tsundere over time. She was originally, while an apprentice, a very meek and soft-spoken individual with a calm and controlled profile, much different from both her mother Sandstorm and sister Squirrelflight. As she got older, Leafpool became more bossy and ill-tempered, becoming a full-blown Sweet Tsundere in The Power of Three. Leafpool still is usually very gentle and kind despite a slight temper. She is both a romantic and non-romantic example. Leafpool was annoyed by her former mate Crowfeather's prickly attitude, but realized that she actually loved him when he confessed his love after saving her. The non-romantic example of this is her relationship with Jayfeather. Leafpool loves her son dearly and is protective over him, though they often got into arguments since her son had inherited Crowfeather's personality. This was especially seen when Jayfeather was her apprentice, her patience always being a short fuse with him particularly.
- Aglaya from Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. Not only does the girl spend half the novel telling her love interest how stupid he is, the whole thing actually ends with a big girl fight-out over the guy. This is proto-anime writing at its best!
- Ogden Nash's Always Marry an April Girl Might as well be called Ode to a Tsundere.
- Averted and Lampshaded in Another Note, the prequel novel to Death Note, as Naomi Misora warns herself against becoming a tsundere.
- Shira in The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio. As there is a heroine like this in several of Lloyd Alexander's other novels, one gets the impression that he has something of a fondness for this trope.
- Xanth features a few examples.
- Princess Irene is this to Dor early in the series.
- Dor's mother, Chameleon, actually has this as a plot point; her magic talent is that she slowly switches between a very sweet (but dumb as a brick) beautiful woman, and a very sharp tempered (but brilliant) ugly woman over the course of a month. Her husband, Bink, prefers her somewhere in the middle.
- Tandy is very Sweet, but her magic talent is "throwing tantrums" which have the impact of a grenade going off, so when she gets mad you know it. But her husband, Smash, is an ogre and finds this adorable.
- Threnody is Harsh to Jordan in Crewel Lye.
- A Song of Ice and Fire gives us a rare male version: Sandor Clegane. He's of the titanically, emotionally screwed-up and repressed variety thanks to his absolutely horrendous childhood. As a result, he's no stranger to using frustration and rage to lash out and kill or maim others with under a Straw Nihilist, The Stoic exterior. But, that he could still find it in himself to care about two specific others? Knocked him for six. Granted, he could no more express how to care healthily than fly thanks to acute lack of practice (neither Sansa nor Arya left unscathed by his worry over them — for all they both would have wound up in far worse shape without him). However, it's still both his triumph and tragedy that he could care: despite his father's best efforts to turn him into a dehumanised attack dog like his brother, the little boy who could care for others is still somewhere in there. And, had always made his anger and disappointment with world that much hotter, in fact. Sadly, also the anger at himself for not living up to ideals he always denied he could have.
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already? Hmph! Go and fail for not studying enough. Thank you for studying with me, a-at least.