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- Fio from Circumstances of the Revenant Braves is a soft example of Harsh.
- Faye in Questionable Content. She's also a bit of a subversion, as she's aware she has "issues" and is currently seeking professional help for them. (Even if she agreed to seek that help in order to avoid the other elephant in the room (Marten's feelings towards her)) The Tsundere attitude itself is lampshaded and deconstructed when Raven points out that these things may have consequences. Also lampshaded by a shirt with the word 'Tsundere' printed on the front which she occasionally wears. Interestingly, the shirt was a gift from Hanners, who wasn't entirely sure that Faye would understand the reference.
- Hell, the Harsh type is essentially the selling point of Coffee of Doom the coffee shop Dora owns, as its customers seem to enjoy being served by the tsuntsun Faye.
- Kate in Misfile alternates between this and Kuudere. She's not in love with the protagonist and treats him/her as a little sister. But Ash is still one of the three people in the comic who can draw out anything resembling deredere from Kate. We could assume she's softened up for Harry a little, since she acts as his secretary without complaint and eventually marries him. For the most part her face is blank now that her sister isn't haunting her, but the temper Kate had? All natural.
- Aubrey started out as this in Something*Positive, but she's gotten to the point where she uses words before her fists. She still has a sharp tongue though.
- Annys in Magichero.
- Dree from Dante Residential.
- Gwynn from Sluggy Freelance. In almost all her relationships, not just the romantic one(s), although her friendships with other women can be a bit less like this.
- Kada Jansen, too. Well, except for the part about friendships with other women, because the only other females in the "Oceans Unmoving" saga are either flashback-only characters or enemies.
- Sasha, however, subverts this trope, being a very different kind of girlfriend for Riff than Gwynn.
Torg: Sasha's over here just about every day, curious why you're ignoring her. What am I supposed to tell her?Riff: Whatever you want.Torg: This is more than just a little creepy, Riff.Riff: "Creepy?" Torg, it's about Gwynn! How do I explain to my current girlfriend that my ex-girlfriend, currently demon-possessed, is haunting my dreams and might be stopping by any day to collect all our souls?Torg: No, that's not creepy. I was talking about Sasha. She isn't hurt or angry, just curious.Riff: Oh, that! You get used to it.
- Sheena from Kid Radd, of the snarky, surrounded by fools variety. In other words, she's Kagami.
- Hayasaka Erika from Megatokyo. She's bitter and sarcastic most of the time, and has occasional violent outbursts. When she first met Largo, she broke his arm. But when Largo shows he respects her for who she is, not the star she once was, the deredere comes out in full force.
- Also Miho and Piro.
- Miho generally hides it under scorn, but once you get past that she's stereotypically Harsh.
- Piro is a bit of a weird one. He's nice to strangers, frustrated with Largo, and Sweet with his girlfriend (though he's pretty good at keeping the tsuntsun from getting out of hand). When he's talking about/to Miho, however, he goes full Harsh. It latter turns out that he's got a very good reason for this.
- Also Miho and Piro.
- Lynda of Penny and Aggie, towards Rob, in the "Modern Maturity" arc which flashes back to their high school years. Justified in that Rob shows his affection by teasing and pranking her, provoking angry and even violent reactions. She begins to warm up to him when he reveals he has a caring and thoughtful side.
- APT Comic has plenty, all of which are intentional.
- Aeris from VG Cats, towards Leo Leonardo III.
- Lucy from Bittersweet Candy Bowl is a pretty excellent example of this until she finally admits to her feelings for Mike.
- Morrienoah Jin from Trace is a male example.
- Layla from Far Out There would seem to qualify.
- BLU Scout from the Team Fortress 2 webcomic Cuanta Vida. His relationship with Bleu mostly consists of following him around, hurling gay slurs at him, and occasionally complimenting him under his breath... until he confesses that he thinks he's gay, and attracted to him.
- The trolls in Homestuck have a rather bizarre romantic system in which intense hate is considered a form of romance, leading to some odd twists on this trope.
- Vriska abuses Tavros, but claims her true motivations are to make him stronger in the end. Whether she's lying or not, it's implied this is a form of flirtation. It fails miserably—poor Tavros is so frightened of her tsuntsun side that the deredere side never even occurred to him. She later treats John in a more straightforwardly Tsundere way, her occasional moments of touching kindness throwing her typical cruelty into sharper relief. She also tones down the cruelty a lot, partly because she's not in the same location as John and therefore can't, say, toss him off a cliff and break his spine.
- Karkat behaves this way. His default attitude is to rant and yell at basically everyone he comes across, but he has very occasional moments of adorable* dere. In his relationship with Terezi, in particular, this trope is played with, in that the tsun is also implied to be romantic in nature. Here, he accuses himself of being a tsundere to Terezi in order to pursue both a hate-based and a love-based romance with her, and thus keep her all to himself.
- Susan, in El Goonish Shive, is a mild example. Her outward attitude towards most strangers is cool, aloof, and snarky. Then, when she reveals her inner Susan, she can be playful and fun. The latter is rare, however.
- Colette Pickman in Ow, my sanity. Unfortunately, David has too much Genre Savvy and not enough patience for the tsundere approach, leading to a harsh Ship Sinking/"The Reason You Suck" Speech.
- Natani, from Twokinds. She has a crush on Keith, but love isn't one of the defining qualities of a hit-and-run assassin. Having a supposedly male personality doesn't help.
- Yuudai from Sakana is very tsun around his co-workers, and very dere around his cat. The moments where he actually shows his kind side to them are rare indeed. He is not a bad guy, though.
- He is also notably flustered when Taisei is not put off by Yuudais Jerkass behaviour and instead immediately accepts Yuudai as his friend and pulls him into some sort of "bro hug", thus invading Yuudais normally well-protected comfort zone. He then begins to treat Taisei a bit better and even defends him when someone yells at him and treats him rudely, showing that he does care.
- Carol from Between Failures.
- Onani-chan from Large Bagel is a parody of Tsundere characters. She has a crush on the protagonist, Pinisu-chan.
- The boss in thisChainsawsuit strip is a rare male tsundere.
- In Commander Kitty, Nin Wah appears to be this towards CK. It's more exaggerated with her android duplicate.
- Evelyne from Go Get a Roomie! is assertive rather than aggressive, but nevertheless a hilariously good example.
- Peridot the Witch from Cucumber Quest is haughty, grouchy, and downright dangerous if she decides to fling a petrification spell your way. And yet, she goes strangely flustered and pink in the face when the Legendary Hero's swashbuckling little sister is around...
"I'm not taking this (gift) because I need your pity or anything, okay??"
- Anak Zahard of Tower of God had a mother who was constantly bemoaning her marriage, insulting her husband and arguing with him over everything, but it's pretty obvious the women was madly in love with her husband and as Anak states, the only misfortune her mother ever faced in her life was his death.
- Yamaguchi-san of Krakow is an Ax-Crazy parody of the trope. She only reveals her "dere-dere" side while drunk. She claims that all Japanese women are like this towards the ones they like, which is one reason Japan has such a war-torn history. Cue a scene from the Warring States Era featuring a female ninja attacking Oda Nobunaga while calling him a "baka".
- Magick Chicks: Being that she's an expy of Rin Tohsaka, Tandy is both a Harsh and a Class S Zettai Ryouki example (when she's in uniform). She initially seems cold and distant, but opens up a bit once someone has earned her respect.
- Billie and Ruth in Walkyverse and Dumbing of Age. The rerun commentary for one Billie Roomies strip even says "can you tell i’m a fan of the tsundere"
- An interesting example where two Tsunderes are involved with each other.
- Clifford from Wilde Life, definitely has this. The readers love to point this out in the comments whenever he shows up.
- Ada from The Night Belongs To Us. The author even has a tag for "Ada being Tsundere".
- Zheng Xi from 19 Days is very heavy on the tsun to Jian Yi, but will go dere if he feels that a punch to the face isn't appropriate or won't get his point across. Hell, the fandom called him "Tsundere" before his name was revealed.
- Castela, from Wapsi Square, insisting that her trip to an anime convention with classmate Timothy - the first time she has gone all-out for a human appearance, including makeup, cute Japanese clothing, earrings, etc. - is "NOT a date". Katherine and Atsali agree Timothy will never know what hit him.
- Kei's mother from Circumstances of the Revenant Braves is a fairly extreme case of Sweet.
- Emily from Misfile is quite capable of turning into the Clingy Jealous Girl anytime someone else puts the moves on Ash, but fond of giving Ash the cold shoulder or verbal smack-down if Ash makes a move on her. This is because Ash is currently a girl and Emily is not gay at all.
- Pee-Jee is Sweet. She's a genuinely nice person, who happens to have a violent temper. And when she snaps, blood splatters.
- Marigold, kind of.
- Sarah Williams' portrayal in the Buildingverse... "no matter how she likes to deny it" to quote the artist of Girls Next Door. This was even lampshaded by Jareth's dark side in Roommates, after he confessed his love and just before he did what probably many characters unlucky enough to be blessed with a tsundere dream of. Tried to murder her.
- Feferi Peixes is usually a Genki Girl, and- as Sollux puts it- "sickeningly sweet". Yet she responds to insults with swift, furious remarks. Within a few sentences she's always back to sweetness, as exemplified in her breakup with Eridan and feelings jam with Sollux.
Sollux: (in response to Feferi inviting Kanaya into the horn pile) Of course there's no room. It was kind of a moronic invitation, to be honest.Feferi: Hey, shut your mopey blowhole! I was just showing a little courtesy. Really, you are just the grouchiest dude sometimes. And it's really cute.
- Despite what she says in this strip, Eri-chan in Okashina Okashi is closer to Yandere than Tsundere.
- Parodied somewhat with Chiaki in Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki where the character in question is left in utter bewilderment by her own jumps between happy and exceedingly depressed explaiming that she has "No idea how she should feel!" Truthfully, she's more of a genki girl, but...
- The Joy, in The Cobra Days. However, in a six-person Quirky Miniboss Squad with three sociopathic heroes, her deredere moments make her one of the Cobra Unit's less potentially explosive personalities.
- Laika in Tsunami Channel's "Experimental Comic Kotone".
- To a lesser degree, Lisa, too.
- Parley from Gunnerkrigg Court won't stop pestering her medium class colleague Smitty with arm locks and noogies and anything that requires her to put her arms around him. He puts up with her treatment because he thinks she's "hotter than hell". After she did finally admit the obvious, we find out that Smitty "don't mind too much" annoying things that happen because of her either... in part, because of her attitude.
- Parodied in this strip of Tomoyo 42's Room. (Comic NSFW.)
- Monique from Sinfest pretty much gives equal time for her "tsun" and "dere" aspects, especially with Slick. Fuchsia, on the other hand, is either this or a Yandere.
- Nerf NOW!! is quite fond of this as seen here and here.
- In General Protection Fault, a grown up Sydney in the Bad Future acts like this toward Todd, expressing irritation at having to save him from police bots and his defeatist attitude regarding the rebellion, but sees him off on his time traveling mission with a kiss. According to an older Professor Wisebottom, she has loved him for years but has never told him.
- Yuki from Ménage à 3 is extremely Sweet towards Zii, and extremely Harsh to Gary. In fact, she's leaning towards being a deconstruction, since her tsundere tendencies lean uncomfortably towards yandere, and she's starting to realize how destructive that behavior is.
- And now Sonya seems to be one towards Gary.
- Elf in Schlock Mercenary is somewhat emotionally unstable and prone to overreaction even after she kicked combat stimulants addiction and generally felt happy and appreciated. Before that, she oscillated between "nice" and "violent" much faster and easier.
- Kaji from Seiyuu CRUSH! tends to be Harsh to KoiZ, and has been known to stomp on his foot, or launch a banana at him after a fit of denial, but probably has equal amounts of "dere" blushing moments also. Later on KoiZ figures it out and calls him on his tsundere-ness.
- Invoked in the Manly Guys Doing Manly Things comic The Adventures of Tsundere Clegane as how Coelasquid sees Sandor Clegane "between accidentally being a good guy and trying to overcompensate for it by yelling about what a bad dude nihilist he really is" and how Game of Thrones fails to properly portray it.
Sandor, as he's rescuing a kitten from a tree: I SHOULD HAVE SLAUGHTERED YOUR PARENTS AND MADE YOU WATCH!Girl: What a nice man.
S-stop wasting your time looking at that! Look back at me!