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* In ''Manga/MissionYozakuraFamily,'' Taiyo is easily spooked and social interaction leaves him hyperventilating at the beginning. But when it comes to protecting Mutsumi, he won't hesitate to grab RazorWire or even jump off a building to his death. He toughens up considerably thanks to the Yozakura's training, but it's mainly because everything seems less scary after the [[TrainingFromHell hell he went through]]. For instance, it's a lot easier to scale down a building when you know there aren't spikes at the bottom.


* In ''Manga/KimetsuNoYaiba'' that's the actual core of Zenitsuís character; on the surface he is cowardly, is always complaining about something, screaming at the top of his lungs that he should just run away and give up on being a demon slayer, turns out that despite of all his incessant tantrums Zenitsu never actually runs from the heat of battle, to the point he just developed a kind of trance sleep mode where he can bravely fight against his foes while being somewhat unconscious thus unable to fear what is in front of him, and as the series progresses Zenitsu becomes able to fight more as himself instead of always relying on his trance mode.

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* In ''Manga/KimetsuNoYaiba'' ''Manga/DemonSlayerKimetsuNoYaiba'', that's the actual core of Zenitsuís character; on the surface he is cowardly, is always complaining about something, screaming at the top of his lungs that he should just run away and give up on being a demon slayer, turns out that despite of all his incessant tantrums Zenitsu never actually runs from the heat of battle, to the point he just developed a kind of trance sleep mode where he can bravely fight against his foes while being somewhat unconscious thus unable to fear what is in front of him, and as the series progresses Zenitsu becomes able to fight more as himself instead of always relying on his trance mode.

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* In ''Manga/KimetsuNoYaiba'' that's the actual core of Zenitsuís character; on the surface he is cowardly, is always complaining about something, screaming at the top of his lungs that he should just run away and give up on being a demon slayer, turns out that despite of all his incessant tantrums Zenitsu never actually runs from the heat of battle, to the point he just developed a kind of trance sleep mode where he can bravely fight against his foes while being somewhat unconscious thus unable to fear what is in front of him, and as the series progresses Zenitsu becomes able to fight more as himself instead of always relying on his trance mode.


* Sir Penwood is the prime example in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Part of the Round Table, he is well-aware that he is a nervous man not suited for battle and war and knwos the only reason he got his position was through inheritance, yet he stands by to do his duty [[spoiler: all the way to the bitter end, where he blew himself and his base up, taking a massive amount of Nazi vampires with him and inspiring his subordinates to stand by him during London's invasion.]] It's little wonder why Integra and the other Round Table members have great respect for him as well.

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* Sir Penwood is the prime example in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Part of the Round Table, he is well-aware that he is a nervous man not suited for battle and war and knwos knows the only reason he got his position was through inheritance, yet he stands by to do his duty [[spoiler: all the way to the bitter end, where he blew himself and his base up, taking a massive amount of Nazi vampires with him and inspiring his subordinates to stand by him during London's invasion.]] It's little wonder why Integra and the other Round Table members have great respect for him as well.


* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Uraraka]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he receives [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear. Even as his control over his new power grows, he never quite shakes off his nervousness and fear of dangerous Villains, but it never stops him from rushing in to help others need.

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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Ochaco Uraraka]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he receives [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear. Even as his control over his new power grows, he never quite shakes off his nervousness and fear of dangerous Villains, but it never stops him from rushing in to help others need.


* Arata Hinohara from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' is understandably scared to fight and follow his destiny in the beginning of the series, but he follows through with completing the task at hand, anyway. As the story progresses, he gradually grows out of it.

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* Arata Hinohara from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' ''Manga/ArataTheLegend'' is understandably scared to fight and follow his destiny in the beginning of the series, but he follows through with completing the task at hand, anyway. As the story progresses, he gradually grows out of it.


* Sir Penwood is the prime example in 'Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Part of the Round Table, he is well-aware that he is a nervous man not suited for battle and war and knwos the only reason he got his position was through inheritance, yet he stands by to do his duty [[spoiler: all the way to the bitter end, where he blew himself and his base up, taking a massive amount of Nazi vampires with him and inspiring his subordinates to stand by him during London's invasion.]] It's little wonder why Integra and the other Round Table members have great respect for him as well.

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* Sir Penwood is the prime example in 'Manga/{{Hellsing}}''.''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''. Part of the Round Table, he is well-aware that he is a nervous man not suited for battle and war and knwos the only reason he got his position was through inheritance, yet he stands by to do his duty [[spoiler: all the way to the bitter end, where he blew himself and his base up, taking a massive amount of Nazi vampires with him and inspiring his subordinates to stand by him during London's invasion.]] It's little wonder why Integra and the other Round Table members have great respect for him as well.



* [[Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}} Sena Kobayakawa.]] He's a coward that runs at the first sight of trouble... but then [[AccidentalAthlete gets drafted into a football team]], had his team in dire strait, and then, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome forced by his own conscience]], runs into [[TheJuggernaut Seijuro]] [[WorthyOpponent Shin]]. And the legend of the legendary runningback begins....

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* [[Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}} ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'': Sena Kobayakawa.]] Kobayakawa. He's a coward that runs at the first sight of trouble... but then [[AccidentalAthlete gets drafted into a football team]], had his team in dire strait, and then, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome forced by his own conscience]], runs into [[TheJuggernaut Seijuro]] [[WorthyOpponent Shin]]. And the legend of the legendary runningback begins....


* Usopp, Nami and Chopper in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Nami is partly justified because she lacks the insane superhuman strength and/or Devil Fruit powers a lot of her crewmates have, so she must rely on her brain, wits, and Clima-Tact to survive in battle. As she gets skilled with the Clima Tact (and is upgraded to the Perfect Clima-Tact and later the Sorcery Clima-Tact), she becomes more courageous. Chopper is fairly young, shy, and sheepish. He freaks out a lot and gets shook up in bad situations. Post time-skip, he's more in control.
** Of course, Usopp's a funny case in that as long as everything is fine, he's a total MilesGloriosus. But the instant there's the slightest hint of danger, and particularly when he's the only one who can do anything about it, he upgrades (downgrades?) to CowardlyLion. When any significant danger presents itself, Usopp will panic, then proceed to kick ass despite shaking in his boots the whole time. As Sogeking, he tries to ham it up under the facade of a capable badass, but the disguise melts away as soon as real danger comes his way or he gets annoyed. After the time-skip, he gets a bit better, and resembles a real badass- though with some cowardly traits still very much intact. It just takes a much higher level of threat to bring them out now.

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* Usopp, Nami and Chopper in ''Manga/OnePiece''. ''Manga/OnePiece''
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Nami is partly justified because she lacks the insane superhuman strength and/or Devil Fruit powers a lot of her crewmates have, so she must rely on her brain, wits, and Clima-Tact to survive in battle. As she gets skilled with the Clima Tact (and is upgraded to the Perfect Clima-Tact and later the Sorcery Clima-Tact), she becomes more courageous. Even when she's pushed against the wall, she's not afraid to use lethal levels of heat, cold, or lightning on her opponents. But she'll only do that if she feels like there's no other option, and frequently comments about how she's in over her head.
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Chopper is fairly young, shy, and sheepish. He freaks out a lot and gets shook up in bad situations. Post time-skip, he's more in control.
control. He also frequently wants to prove his manhood, so if there's some sort of situation where he can prove that a bad guy [[MuggingTheMonster doesn't know what he's in for]], Chopper will take it, pushing aside doubts about his power to do it.
** Of course, Usopp's a funny case in that case; as long as everything is fine, he's a total MilesGloriosus. But the instant there's the slightest hint of danger, and particularly when he's the only one who can do anything about it, he upgrades (downgrades?) to CowardlyLion.Cowardly Lion. When any significant danger presents itself, Usopp will panic, then proceed to kick ass despite shaking in his boots the whole time. As Sogeking, he tries to ham it up under the facade of a capable badass, but the disguise melts away as soon as real danger comes his way or he gets annoyed. After the time-skip, he gets a bit better, and resembles a real badass- badass, though with some cowardly traits still very much intact. It just takes a much higher level of threat to bring them out now.



* Joe Kido in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure''.
* Grasshop in ''Anime/SpiderRiders''.

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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Uraraka]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he receives [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear.

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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Uraraka]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he receives [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear. Even as his control over his new power grows, he never quite shakes off his nervousness and fear of dangerous Villains, but it never stops him from rushing in to help others need.


* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Urarara]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he recieves [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear.

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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Urarara]] Uraraka]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he recieves receives [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear.

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** Kamina is also a Cowardly Lion, but puts on the face of a FearlessFool in order to keep Simon inspired. He admits as much to Yoko, while also saying that if it weren't for Simon's brains, he'd have bitten the dust ages ago.


* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Urarara]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he recieves One For All; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear.

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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Urarara]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he recieves [[AwesomeButImpractical One For All; All]]; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear.



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* Izuku Midoriya from ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia''. As he goes to rescue [[BadassAdorable Ochako Urarara]] at the beginning of the series, he is lying on the ground, shaking and crying in fear, but upon seeing her in danger he knows immediately what he has to do. This is also the reason he recieves One For All; not because he is immune to fear, but because he does the right thing DESPITE his fear.


** Gohan as well all the way up until ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s Cell Saga. Granted, [[JustifiedTrope he was a young child during these events (his first fight being when he was ''four''.]]

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** Gohan as well all the way up until ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s Cell Saga. Granted, [[JustifiedTrope he was a young child during these events (his first fight being when he was ''four''.]]was]] ''[[JustifiedTrope four.]]''


* Kamiya Maki of Manga/AllRounderMeguru first finds Aya huddled in the corner of a room at a kickboxing event. She darts off like a rabbit the moment Maki tries to talk to her, leaving Maki bemused to discover that Aya is actually her next opponent, and ''astonished'' to find that she's the most formidable opponent she's ever faced in a kickboxing match.

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* Kamiya Maki of Manga/AllRounderMeguru ''Manga/AllRounderMeguru'' first finds Aya huddled in the corner of a room at a kickboxing event. She darts off like a rabbit the moment Maki tries to talk to her, leaving Maki bemused to discover that Aya is actually her next opponent, and ''astonished'' to find that she's the most formidable opponent she's ever faced in a kickboxing match.

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