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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[BlackAndGrayMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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Note that a cynic differs from a pessimist - while pessimists may not necessarily see anything bad in someone else, they tend to be either [[NervousWreck nervous wrecks]] or [[TheEeyore just sad and depressed]] [[TheWoobie because they've been put through a lot of pain and hardships]]. Cynics, on the other hand, are typically [[GrumpyBear abrasive and grouchy]] [[{{Jerkass}} jerkasses]] who find it hard to get pleasure out of things and put every single negative aspect of everything first, especially when it comes to other people and their motivations.

An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, the StrawNihilist, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[BlackAndGrayMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.


A character who believes that the world is, to put it lightly, a [[CrapsackWorld bad place.]] Whenever they describe something, expect them to AccentuateTheNegative. If someone puts forward an idealistic or optimistic premise, TheCynic is about equally likely to respond with '[[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That's moronic]],' as 'That's a nice idea in theory, but it's never going to happen', probably [[{{Deconstruction}} pointing out all the flaws]] as they go. This character may be angry or indifferent to their (perceived) CrapsackWorld, or may be heavily critical and [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]].

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A character who believes that the world is, to put it lightly, a [[CrapsackWorld bad place.]] Whenever they describe something, expect them to AccentuateTheNegative. If someone puts forward an idealistic or optimistic premise, TheCynic the cynic is about equally likely to respond with '[[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids That's moronic]],' as 'That's a nice idea in theory, but it's never going to happen', probably [[{{Deconstruction}} pointing out all the flaws]] as they go. This character may be angry or indifferent to their (perceived) CrapsackWorld, or may be heavily critical and [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]].

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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[BlackAndGray grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[BlackAndGray [[BlackAndGrayMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.


An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[GreyAndBlackMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[GreyAndBlackMorality [[BlackAndGray grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.


An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[GreyAndBlackMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly and you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[GreyAndBlackMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). If used badly and badly, you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[GreyAndBlackMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). Pessimists can be GenreSavvy if used properly, but used badly and you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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An extreme version of The Cynic is The Pessimist/Misanthrope, who always expect the worst out of everyone and everything ([[FinaglesLaw Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, the world tends to maximum entropy]], HumansAreMorons and/or HumansAreBastards, and that morality is [[GreyAndGrayMorality grey and grey]], [[GreyAndBlackMorality grey and black]] or [[EvilVersusEvil black and black]]). Pessimists can be GenreSavvy if used properly, but If used badly and you can expect them being called out as {{wangst}}y.

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