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* Reggie Mantle from the ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. He's about as jerky as a character can get without being a full-on villain and wants everyone to know it, but deep down he does have a definite caring side. One issue has him helping Dilton get a date on the sole condition that nobody finds out it was Reggie who helped him, and another has the gang thinking he's sneaking out at night to pull pranks when really he's sneaking to an ''animal shelter to volunteer''.

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* Reggie Mantle from the ''Franchise/ArchieComics''.''ComicBook/ArchieComics''. He's about as jerky as a character can get without being a full-on villain and wants everyone to know it, but deep down he does have a definite caring side. One issue has him helping Dilton get a date on the sole condition that nobody finds out it was Reggie who helped him, and another has the gang thinking he's sneaking out at night to pull pranks when really he's sneaking to an ''animal shelter to volunteer''.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': Implied with the AlphaBitch Trixie in the first two seasons. She's mean and snobby when her friends are around but shows a softer side when they're not. However, {{flanderization}} removed any signs of this trope.


So why is a nice girl like Alice with him? Well Alice knows of a different side, one where [[ChivalrousPervert he's always nice to her when they're together]]; she's seen him do a few good deeds [[AnonymousBenefactor when he didn't know she was watching]]. Like [[PetTheDog reading to orphans]], making [[GoodSamaritan donations to charity]], or just plain helping others. Thing is, eventually Alice is going to confront him about his [[HiddenDepths true self,]] call him out for his crime of... kindness.

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So why is a nice girl like Alice with him? Well Well, Alice knows of a different side, one where [[ChivalrousPervert he's always nice to her when they're together]]; she's seen him do a few good deeds [[AnonymousBenefactor when he didn't know she was watching]]. Like [[PetTheDog reading to orphans]], making [[GoodSamaritan donations to charity]], or just plain helping others. Thing is, eventually Alice is going to confront him about his [[HiddenDepths true self,]] call him out for his crime of... kindness.



* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s resident GunsAkimbo DarkActionGirl, Revy, is waiting for Rock in a park in Japan...and ends up showing a bunch of kids who're nearby playing with pop-guns how it's done, including how to die realistically. When she finds that Rock's been watching, she blushes bright red, and begins threatening him with death if he ever tells their friends in Roanapur.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s resident GunsAkimbo DarkActionGirl, Revy, is waiting for Rock in a park in Japan...and ends up showing a bunch of kids who're nearby playing with pop-guns how it's done, including how to die realistically. When she finds that Rock's been watching, she blushes bright red, red and begins threatening him with death if he ever tells their friends in Roanapur.



** Soifon deliberately acts hostile to her subordinates for the so that they can become stronger. This is especially true with her lieutenant, Omaeda, whom she motivates (through reverse psychology) to stay alive during the battle against Aizen's forces. Lampshaded when Renji reacts with shock to Soifon's open kindness only to be chastised by Rukia, who points out that Soifon's always been a kind person.

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** Soifon deliberately acts hostile to her subordinates for the them so that they can become stronger. This is especially true with her lieutenant, Omaeda, whom she motivates (through reverse psychology) to stay alive during the battle against Aizen's forces. Lampshaded when Renji reacts with shock to Soifon's open kindness only to be chastised by Rukia, who points out that Soifon's always been a kind person.



** Greed also qualifies. A massive egomaniac who operates on an ItsAllAboutMe lifestyle, everything he does is under pretensions of helping his goal to obtain everything in the world. He calls his subordinates 'possessions', and will only work with people if they're working ''for him''. But this avarice of his extends to not wanting his 'possessions' taken away from him, which means he'll watch out for and protect his underlings, ''[[PapaWolf fiercely]]'', and will stop at nothing to get back at anyone who dares harm them. He'll even dismiss people to keep them out of harms way if they are injured or otherwise not up to the task of fighting. It takes right up until the final battle and some egging on for him to finally admit that his 'greed' was really only a desire for friends.

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** Greed also qualifies. A massive egomaniac who operates on an ItsAllAboutMe lifestyle, everything he does is under pretensions of helping his goal to obtain everything in the world. He calls his subordinates 'possessions', and will only work with people if they're working ''for him''. But this avarice of his extends to not wanting his 'possessions' taken away from him, which means he'll watch out for and protect his underlings, ''[[PapaWolf fiercely]]'', and will stop at nothing to get back at anyone who dares harm them. He'll even dismiss people to keep them out of harms harm's way if they are injured or otherwise not up to the task of fighting. It takes right up until the final battle and some egging on for him to finally admit that his 'greed' was really only a desire for friends.



* [[AntiHero Homura Akemi]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is also a mild case. She behaves coldly, but if not for her selfless actions, the other girls probably would have died several times over. [[spoiler:Actually, they did. The whole reason Mami died in the first place was because she didn't take the time to listen to Homura's warning. It's also revealed that her entire purpose is to protect Madoka from the fate of becoming a Magical Girl, having gone through multiple timelines and seen how much suffering she goes through because of this.]]
** Ironically, this becomes a REALLY BAD THING in the movie: [[spoiler:her desire and determination to protect her friends from having everything they did undone ends up going against their free will (yeah, blame Kyubey for this awkward situation), which breaks her spirit but not her willpower or love, causing her to become a GodOfEvil. Homura, now able to bend reality to her will with nobody able to judge her, defies Madoka's wishes... and saves the world, gives Madoka (and friends) her life back, and slows the flow of witch transformations to a CRAWL. All for Madoka. The reason she still "represents evil incarnate" is because she trapped the girls in their pathetic former lives to save them, leaving them unable to help anyone or prevent the eventual destruction of the universe. So now she's the queen of all jerks to her friends, not for torturing them but for BELITTLING them, but she still loves and cares for them.]]

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* [[AntiHero Homura Akemi]] of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is also a mild case. She behaves coldly, but if not for her selfless actions, the other girls probably would have died several times over. [[spoiler:Actually, they did. The whole reason Mami died in the first place was because that she didn't take the time to listen to Homura's warning. It's also revealed that her entire purpose is to protect Madoka from the fate of becoming a Magical Girl, having gone through multiple timelines and seen how much suffering she goes through because of this.]]
** Ironically, this becomes a REALLY BAD THING in the movie: [[spoiler:her desire and determination to protect her friends from having everything they did undone ends up going against their free will (yeah, blame Kyubey for this awkward situation), which breaks her spirit but not her willpower or love, causing her to become a GodOfEvil. Homura, now able to bend reality to her will with nobody able to judge her, defies Madoka's wishes... and saves the world, gives Madoka (and friends) her life back, and slows the flow of witch transformations to a CRAWL. All for Madoka. The reason she still "represents evil incarnate" is because that she trapped the girls in their pathetic former lives to save them, leaving them unable to help anyone or prevent the eventual destruction of the universe. So now she's the queen of all jerks to her friends, not for torturing them but for BELITTLING them, but she still loves and cares for them.]]



* Dandy from ''Anime/SpaceDandy''' Is a huge jerk most of the time. He constantly hits on women, tries to grab their asses any time he comes across one he likes, won't hesitate to try to charm women for their money, and has no qualms about abandoning his crew if it means saving his own skin. However, in episode 5, he travels with an orphaned alien girl to register her for money, and leaves her at the motel one night, insisting he's going to {{BooBies}} leading to an argument. What he really did was spend the night looking for her grandfather, the only relative she had. Later, when she's kidnapped by other alien hunters, he proves that NOTHING, not even being trapped in the body of a stuffed penguin will prevent him from saving someone he cares about.

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* Dandy from ''Anime/SpaceDandy''' Is a huge jerk most of the time. He constantly hits on women, tries to grab their asses any time he comes across one he likes, won't hesitate to try to charm women for their money, and has no qualms about abandoning his crew if it means saving his own skin. However, in episode 5, he travels with an orphaned alien girl to register her for money, money and leaves her at the motel one night, insisting he's going to {{BooBies}} leading to an argument. What he really did was spend the night looking for her grandfather, the only relative she had. Later, when she's kidnapped by other alien hunters, he proves that NOTHING, not even being trapped in the body of a stuffed penguin will prevent him from saving someone he cares about.



* Kyouya Ootori from ''Manga/{{Ouran High School Host Club}}'' is cool, calculating and apparently only acts when it's within his interests. However, he's genuinely caring and considerate, and simply maintains an indifferent facade. He's also incredibly gracious and forgiving towards his near-abusive father.

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* Kyouya Ootori from ''Manga/{{Ouran High School Host Club}}'' is cool, calculating and apparently only acts when it's within his interests. However, he's genuinely caring and considerate, considerate and simply maintains an indifferent facade. He's also incredibly gracious and forgiving towards his near-abusive father.



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* Reggie Mantle from the ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. He's about as jerky as a character can get without being a full on villain and wants everyone to know it, but deep down he does have a definite caring side. One issue has him helping Dilton get a date on the sole condition that nobody finds out it was Reggie who helped him, and another has the gang thinking he's sneaking out at night to pull pranks when really he's sneaking to an ''animal shelter to volunteer''.

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* Reggie Mantle from the ''Franchise/ArchieComics''. He's about as jerky as a character can get without being a full on full-on villain and wants everyone to know it, but deep down he does have a definite caring side. One issue has him helping Dilton get a date on the sole condition that nobody finds out it was Reggie who helped him, and another has the gang thinking he's sneaking out at night to pull pranks when really he's sneaking to an ''animal shelter to volunteer''.



** Whirl. Whirl's jerkass-like behaviour is more aggressive and stupid compared to grim, foreboding and silent Cyclonus. He does have trouble dealing with others in positive ways, but is still capable of compassion. Whirl volunteers to jump-start Rewind's spark, and when Rewind's conjunx endura Chromedome offers him ''anything'' for doing so, all Whirl asks is that Chromedome stop hugging him.
** Cyclonus does not deal well with others, but is compassionate on occassion. He scorns Tailgate's ritual offering of innermost energon and tosses the vial to the ground...then stops at the door and goes back to help Tailgate clean it up. It's probably why, once they stop trying to kill each other, they get along so well.

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** Whirl. Whirl's jerkass-like behaviour is more aggressive and stupid compared to grim, foreboding and silent Cyclonus. He does have trouble dealing with others in positive ways, ways but is still capable of compassion. Whirl volunteers to jump-start Rewind's spark, and when Rewind's conjunx endura Chromedome offers him ''anything'' for doing so, all Whirl asks is that Chromedome stop hugging him.
** Cyclonus does not deal well with others, others but is compassionate on occassion.occasion. He scorns Tailgate's ritual offering of innermost energon and tosses the vial to the ground...then stops at the door and goes back to help Tailgate clean it up. It's probably why, once they stop trying to kill each other, they get along so well.



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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HerFracturedSpirit'', Pearl and Marina tease each other on camera but it's all just for show. In their private life they're a happy couple in a SecretRelationship.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HerFracturedSpirit'', Pearl and Marina tease each other on camera but it's all just for show. In their private life life, they're a happy couple in a SecretRelationship.



* Tony Stark is pretty adamant that none of title characters in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' other than Bruce ever find out he actually gives a damn. A prime example: when he's alone with Coulson, Tony's seen assuring him that all Coulson has to do is say the word and pick a weekend, and Tony will personally fly Coulson to Portland to make up with his cellist ex-girlfriend and "keep love alive!" Much later in the film, after [[spoiler: Coulson is killed]], Steve cautiously asks Tony if he had a wife, to which Tony replies [[OrSoIHeard "He had a cellist -- I think"]] and then proceeds to snort derisively and fumblingly [[spoiler: call Coulson an idiot for trying to take on Loki]] while turning away so Steve can't see the tears in his eyes.

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* Tony Stark is pretty adamant that none of the title characters in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' other than Bruce ever find out he actually gives a damn. A prime example: when he's alone with Coulson, Tony's seen assuring him that all Coulson has to do is say the word and pick a weekend, and Tony will personally fly Coulson to Portland to make up with his cellist ex-girlfriend and "keep love alive!" Much later in the film, after [[spoiler: Coulson is killed]], Steve cautiously asks Tony if he had a wife, to which Tony replies [[OrSoIHeard "He had a cellist -- I think"]] and then proceeds to snort derisively and fumblingly [[spoiler: call Coulson an idiot for trying to take on Loki]] while turning away so Steve can't see the tears in his eyes.



** This is mentioned in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' as the anti-crime of "whitemail"-- revealing a mobster's charity donations to his collegues, for example, discrediting him as a hardened criminal.
** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', new Night Watch recruit Angua finds a list of women's names and dollar amounts. She assumes they are prostitutes paid for by the heavy-drinking, bitter Captain Sam Vimes. She is coldly informed by another guard these are the widows and children of guards who have died in the line of duty -- and Captain Vimes is giving over half of his pay to support them, since there is no support network for them.

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** This is mentioned in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' as the anti-crime of "whitemail"-- revealing a mobster's charity donations to his collegues, colleagues, for example, discrediting him as a hardened criminal.
** In ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', new Night Watch recruit Angua finds a list of women's names and dollar amounts. She assumes they are prostitutes paid for by the heavy-drinking, bitter Captain Sam Vimes. She is coldly informed by another guard these are the widows and children of guards who have died in the line of duty -- and Captain Vimes is giving over half of his pay to support them, them since there is no support network for them.



* In ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'', of all people Satan is this. He always honors his promises, and felt the most joy when he performed several truly selfless acts. The key is he is still Satan and has a job to do--bringing out the latent evil in souls and reforming dominantly evil souls. He himself, apart from his job, is a truly good man. But he needs to keep this deeply hidden for obvious reasons.

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* In ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'', of all people Satan is this. He always honors his promises, promises and felt the most joy when he performed several truly selfless acts. The key is he is still Satan and has a job to do--bringing out the latent evil in souls and reforming dominantly evil souls. He himself, apart from his job, is a truly good man. But he needs to keep this deeply hidden for obvious reasons.



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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Sue Sylvester has one, though she doesn't use it any more than she needs to, and will often HandWave it as a selfish act. Although her sister, and later Becky are out and out [[MoralityPet Morality Pets]]. She also takes a zero tolerance stance on homophobic bullying. And as of "Choke," domestic violence.
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Taiga Hanaya. He can be a [[CruelToBeKind nice]] [[AngerBornOfWorry jerk]] to his MoralityPet, Nico Saiba, but outside he perpetuates a reputation of [[LackOfEmpathy uncaring]] and unrepentant one to drive people away. He slowly stopped to care about trying to mantain it around her as she never bought it in the first place. The fact that [[ManicPixieDreamGirl she]] loves to spoil his efforts doesn't help matters.
* ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'': Geiz Myokoin puts some real effort into his image as pragmatic soldier out fix the [[SetRightWhatonceWentWrong future]], but it often comes across as either black comedy or just plain cute try in the way watching a child trying to be buff and adult is. For the record, Geiz is not a child anymore, but only gets to grow up (somewhat) through the story anyway.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Sue Sylvester has one, though she doesn't use it any more than she needs to, and will often HandWave it as a selfish act. Although her sister, and later Becky are out and out [[MoralityPet Morality Pets]]. She also takes a zero tolerance zero-tolerance stance on homophobic bullying. And as of "Choke," domestic violence.
* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'': Taiga Hanaya. He can be a [[CruelToBeKind nice]] [[AngerBornOfWorry jerk]] to his MoralityPet, Nico Saiba, but outside he perpetuates a reputation of [[LackOfEmpathy uncaring]] and unrepentant one to drive people away. He slowly stopped to care about trying to mantain maintain it around her as she never bought it in the first place. The fact that [[ManicPixieDreamGirl she]] loves to spoil his efforts doesn't help matters.
* ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'': Geiz Myokoin puts some real effort into his image as pragmatic soldier out fix the [[SetRightWhatonceWentWrong future]], but it often comes across as either black comedy or just plain cute try in the way watching a child trying to be buff and adult is. For the record, Geiz is not a child anymore, anymore but only gets to grow up (somewhat) through the story anyway.



* Audrey Horne from ''Series/TwinPeaks''. At first sight she seems to be a spoiled troublemaker who aspires to be a femme fatale (often successfully), but with time it is revealed that she's actually an lonely innocent with good intentions. She also seems to be the only virgin in the whole Twin Peaks town.

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* Audrey Horne from ''Series/TwinPeaks''. At first sight sight, she seems to be a spoiled troublemaker who aspires to be a femme fatale (often successfully), but with time it is revealed that she's actually an a lonely innocent with good intentions. She also seems to be the only virgin in the whole Twin Peaks town.



* Gene Hunt from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' is known by his colleagues and enemies to be a [[GeneHuntInterrogationTechnique ruthless and brutal interrogator]] who rarely gives anyone the light of day - but his colleagues also know that if a police officer is in danger, Gene Hunt will risk his life in order to save his comrades. For example: In the first episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' when Shaz is kidnapped, everyone in the office is stuck on how to rescue her when Gene exits from his office and gives his CatchPhrase: "Fire up the Quattro" and storms away to the docks to catch the baddies in his own particular guns-ablazing western way.

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* Gene Hunt from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' is known by his colleagues and enemies to be a [[GeneHuntInterrogationTechnique ruthless and brutal interrogator]] who rarely gives anyone the light of day - but his colleagues also know that if a police officer is in danger, Gene Hunt will risk his life in order to save his comrades. For example: In the first episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' when Shaz is kidnapped, everyone in the office is stuck on how to rescue her when Gene exits from his office and gives his CatchPhrase: "Fire up the Quattro" and storms away to the docks to catch the baddies in his own particular guns-ablazing guns a-blazin' western way.



* The World Wrestling League version of Los Rabiosos were supposed to be greedy thugs, in contrast to the politically active, self sacrificing group La Rabia. The "problem" was, as the groups used to be one prior to WWL, that the Rabiosos members were just as socially active as their baby{{face}} counterparts and as time went on, more and more fans knew it. This made Los Rabiosos inceasingly harder to boo, especially against anyone other than La Rabia.[[/folder]]

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* The World Wrestling League version of Los Rabiosos were supposed to be greedy thugs, in contrast to the politically active, self sacrificing self-sacrificing group La Rabia. The "problem" was, as the groups used to be one prior to WWL, that the Rabiosos members were just as socially active as their baby{{face}} counterparts and as time went on, more and more fans knew it. This made Los Rabiosos inceasingly increasingly harder to boo, especially against anyone other than La Rabia.[[/folder]]



** Even [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morrigan]] can develop one if the player can get her approval high enough. When she first joins you she responds ''very'' negatively to altruistic acts if she's in the party, but as her approval gets higher she's much less likely to complain, and will ''actually'' begin expressing affection for you rather than just tagging along because her mother said so. Harden her, and she'll genuinely admit to seeing you as a friend, her voice actually ''breaks'' and she's on the verge of tears when she says it. If romanced, she'll even confess that she loves you. Of course she remains as vicious to [[SnarkBait Alistair]] as ever and still leaves you at the end of the game (though the ''Witch Hunt'' DLC can end with a romanced male Warden and Morrigan staying together for good).

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** Even [[LadyOfBlackMagic Morrigan]] can develop one if the player can get her approval high enough. When she first joins you she responds ''very'' negatively to altruistic acts if she's in the party, but as her approval gets higher she's much less likely to complain, and will ''actually'' begin expressing affection for you rather than just tagging along because her mother said so. Harden her, and she'll genuinely admit to seeing you as a friend, her voice actually ''breaks'' and she's on the verge of tears when she says it. If romanced, she'll even confess that she loves you. Of course course, she remains as vicious to [[SnarkBait Alistair]] as ever and still leaves you at the end of the game (though the ''Witch Hunt'' DLC can end with a romanced male Warden and Morrigan staying together for good).



* [[spoiler:Dr. Kauffman]] in the end of ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' gently telling [[spoiler:Cheryl]] that [[spoiler:her father is dead and that she needs to go on with her life.]]

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* [[spoiler:Dr. Kauffman]] in at the end of ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' gently telling [[spoiler:Cheryl]] that [[spoiler:her father is dead and that she needs to go on with her life.]]



* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has Paulo and Lucy; Paulo tries to keep up an outward appearance of being a Ladies' Man, but deep down he actually respects the women around him and is always happy to help them out for completely altruistic reasons. Likewise Lucy has a [[{{Tsundere}} prickly exterior]] but is a total sweetheart towards her pets.

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* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has Paulo and Lucy; Paulo tries to keep up an outward appearance of being a Ladies' Man, but deep down he actually respects the women around him and is always happy to help them out for completely altruistic reasons. Likewise Likewise, Lucy has a [[{{Tsundere}} prickly exterior]] but is a total sweetheart towards her pets.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat, on ''very'' rare occasions has proven that he does care for his friends. The final episode of the first season ended with him having a PetTheDog moment with Quack Quack (alone, with nobody watching), and in the Season 3 premiere [[spoiler:he [[HoldingHands holds hands with Kaeloo]] and puts an arm around Quack Quack's shoulder when it seems like the three of them will be erased from existence]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Mr. Cat, on ''very'' rare occasions occasions, has proven that he does care for his friends. The final episode of the first season ended with him having a PetTheDog moment with Quack Quack (alone, with nobody watching), and in the Season 3 premiere [[spoiler:he [[HoldingHands holds hands with Kaeloo]] and puts an arm around Quack Quack's shoulder when it seems like the three of them will be erased from existence]].



* Roxy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is usually presented as a hard-as-nails JerkAss however when she leaves The Misfits in one episode her nicer side appears. While she's still not a NiceGirl she's much more happier and sweeter than when she is around Pizzazz.

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* Roxy from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is usually presented as a hard-as-nails JerkAss however when she leaves The Misfits in one episode her nicer side appears. While she's still not a NiceGirl she's much more happier and sweeter than when she is around Pizzazz.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HerFracturedSpirit'', Pearl and Marina tease each other on camera but it's all just for show. In their private life they're a happy couple in a SecretRelationship.


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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'', the BattleaxeNurse Bertha [[spoiler: Will join your character if you choose "Spare Leon"]].

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* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity'', the BattleaxeNurse Bertha [[spoiler: Will will join your character if you choose "Spare Leon"]].



* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'': Arthur Morgan is one. Towards most of the strangers, he will usually mock or scoff at them but ultimately agrees to help. In one case a black doctor has his wagon stolen by a bunch of racists; after hearing that the doctor was working for free to help people, Arthur tells him to wait and goes off to retrieve his wagon without promise of pay or reward, he simply does it out of the (small speck of) goodness in his heart.



* In ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', Sarah generally presents herself as a "bitchy killjoy misanthrope", but [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/sisters-2/ she actually does care about her roommate Joyce.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', Sarah generally presents herself as a "bitchy killjoy misanthrope", but [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/sisters-2/ she actually does care about her roommate Joyce.]]Joyce]].



* ''WebVideo/TheAmazingAthiest'' While it's admittedly ''very'' well hidden, he does seem to care about injustice and often rants about bad people.

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* ''WebVideo/TheAmazingAthiest'' ''WebVideo/TheAmazingAthiest'': While it's admittedly ''very'' well hidden, he does seem to care about injustice and often rants about bad people.


* Flannery, the Lavaridge Town Gym Leader in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', is a sweet girl who tries to act tough and intimidating in emulation of her grandfather, the preceding Gym Leader. Emphasis on ''tries'' -- Flannery is [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly terrible]] at keeping up the facade, and drops it entirely after the player defeats her.

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* Flannery, the Lavaridge Town Gym Leader in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', is a sweet girl who tries to act tough and intimidating in emulation of her grandfather, the preceding former Gym Leader. Emphasis on ''tries'' -- Flannery is [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly terrible]] at keeping up the facade, and drops it entirely after the player defeats her.

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* Flannery, the Lavaridge Town Gym Leader in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', is a sweet girl who tries to act tough and intimidating in emulation of her grandfather, the preceding Gym Leader. Emphasis on ''tries'' -- Flannery is [[{{Adorkable}} endearingly terrible]] at keeping up the facade, and drops it entirely after the player defeats her.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderZiO'': Geiz Myokoin puts some real effort into his image as pragmatic soldier out fix the [[SetRightWhatonceWentWrong future]], but it often comes across as either black comedy or just plain cute try in the way watching a child trying to be buff and adult is. For the record, Geiz is not a child anymore, but only gets to grow up (somewhat) through the story anyway.
** Threating to kill his great adversary with a baguette or flinging a butter knife at him when asked to pass it really doesn't work.


* ''Anime/MagicalProjects'': Even though Konoha Tough was portrayed as a rude girl that tortures Misao and Samy with intentions of ruling the world, she actually helps Misao by hitting the monster of the week, shows proper care to the popular kid and eventually becomes nicer at the end of the series.

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* ''Anime/MagicalProjects'': ''Anime/PrettySammy'': Even though Konoha Tough was portrayed as a rude girl that tortures Misao and Samy with intentions of ruling the world, she actually helps Misao by hitting the monster of the week, shows proper care to the popular kid and eventually becomes nicer at the end of the series.


-->'''Bender:''' You all go without me. I'm gonna take one last look around. Y'know, for uh, stuff to steal.

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-->'''Bender:''' You all go without me. I'm gonna take one last look around. Y'know, for uh, stuff stuff...to steal.



-->'''Bender:''' ''(He pulls Fry aside.)'' All right, I am. But I don't want the others to know! If I don't come back, just say I died robbing some old man!

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-->'''Bender:''' ''(He pulls Fry aside.)'' )'' ...All right, I am. But I don't want the others to know! If I don't come back, just say I died robbing some old man!


* Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. In the episode "A Flight To Remember" he risks his life to save a fembot he's fallen in love with from a collapsing spacecraft, but makes Fry promise to tell the crew he stayed behind to rob the rest of the trapped passengers in case he doesn't come back alive.

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* Bender from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. In
-->'''Bender:''' You all go without me. I'm gonna take one last look around. Y'know, for uh, stuff to steal.
-->'''Fry:''' You're going back for [[TemporaryLoveInterest
the episode "A Flight To Remember" he risks countess]], aren't you?
-->'''Bender:''' ''(He pulls Fry aside.)'' All right, I am. But I don't want the others to know! If I don't come back, just say I died robbing some old man!
-->'''Fry:''' I'll tell 'em you went out prying the wedding ring off
his life to save a fembot he's fallen in cold, dead finger.
-->'''Bender:''' I
love with from a collapsing spacecraft, but makes Fry promise to tell the crew he stayed behind to rob the rest of the trapped passengers in case he doesn't come back alive. you, buddy! ''(He hugs Fry.)''


** In ''Discword/MenAtArms'', new Night Watch recruit Angua finds a list of women's names and dollar amounts. She assumes they are prostitutes paid for by the heavy-drinking, bitter Captain Sam Vimes. She is coldly informed by another guard these are the widows and children of guards who have died in the line of duty -- and Captain Vimes is giving over half of his pay to support them, since there is no support network for them.

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** In ''Discword/MenAtArms'', ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', new Night Watch recruit Angua finds a list of women's names and dollar amounts. She assumes they are prostitutes paid for by the heavy-drinking, bitter Captain Sam Vimes. She is coldly informed by another guard these are the widows and children of guards who have died in the line of duty -- and Captain Vimes is giving over half of his pay to support them, since there is no support network for them.


* Gene Hunt from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes'' is known by his colleagues and enemies to be a [[GeneHuntInterrogationTechnique ruthless and brutal interrogator]] who rarely gives anyone the light of day - but his colleagues also know that if a police officer is in danger, Gene Hunt will risk his life in order to save his comrades. For example: In the first episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes'' when Shaz is kidnapped, everyone in the office is stuck on how to rescue her when Gene exits from his office and gives his CatchPhrase: "Fire up the Quattro" and storms away to the docks to catch the baddies in his own particular guns-ablazing western way.

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* Gene Hunt from ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''Series/AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' is known by his colleagues and enemies to be a [[GeneHuntInterrogationTechnique ruthless and brutal interrogator]] who rarely gives anyone the light of day - but his colleagues also know that if a police officer is in danger, Gene Hunt will risk his life in order to save his comrades. For example: In the first episode of ''Series/AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' when Shaz is kidnapped, everyone in the office is stuck on how to rescue her when Gene exits from his office and gives his CatchPhrase: "Fire up the Quattro" and storms away to the docks to catch the baddies in his own particular guns-ablazing western way.


* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Mr. Darcy reveals himself to be this when he steps in to ensure that Wickham marries Lydia, protecting the reputations of her sisters and keeping Wickham from continuing to debauch at the expense of other young girls. He demands that no one but Lizzie's aunt and uncle know about his involvement in the matter, and goes so far as to insist that her uncle take all the credit.

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* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Mr. Darcy reveals himself to be this when he steps in to ensure that Wickham marries Lydia, protecting the reputations of her sisters and keeping Wickham from continuing to debauch at the expense of other young girls. He demands that no one but Lizzie's aunt and uncle know about his involvement in the matter, and goes so far as to insist that her uncle take all the credit. This ends up being a plot point, as [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Elizabeth was at first turned off by his]] {{Jerkass}} tendencies, and starts to fall in love with him after she discovers what a good man he actually is.

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