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* Sebastian Michaelis from ''Manga/BlackButler'' is a suave but aloof demon currently posing as the butler to the Earl Phantomhive. He is quite intelligent
and Manga]]there is very little he cannot do. Being a demon, he is one of the few examples who don't have a warmer side; he truly does care nothing for humans beyond their use as tools and food.



* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Namikawa Reiji, the member of the Yotsuba Group who Light initially contacts, is cold, calculating, and very intelligent. He's at the top of the business world and keeps everyone around him at a reserved distance.



* Sebastian Michaelis from ''Manga/BlackButler'' is a suave but aloof demon currently posing as the butler to the Earl Phantomhive. He is quite intelligent and there is very little he cannot do. Being a demon, he is one of the few examples who don't have a warmer side; he truly does care nothing for humans beyond their use as tools and food.



* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Namikawa Reiji, the member of the Yotsuba Group who Light initially contacts, is cold, calculating, and very intelligent. He's at the top of the business world and keeps everyone around him at a reserved distance.



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* Reggie Mantle from ''The Franchise/ArchieComics''. He comes from a well-to-do family, gets high grades, is captain of whatever sports team is the focus of the story, tends to have women swooning over him, and ''boy does he know it''. Hilariously, he's a triple-layered jerk: Aloof and rude to people in general, beneath that a fun-loving prankster JerkAss to his circle of friends, and ''beneath that'' has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuine heart]] and sincerely cares deeply about his friends.



* Reggie Mantle from ''The Franchise/ArchieComics''. He comes from a well-to-do family, gets high grades, is captain of whatever sports team is the focus of the story, tends to have women swooning over him, and ''boy does he know it''. Hilariously, he's a triple-layered jerk: Aloof and rude to people in general, beneath that a fun-loving prankster JerkAss to his circle of friends, and ''beneath that'' has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuine heart]] and sincerely cares deeply about his friends.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost of the ComicBook/XMen. As a member of the Hellfire Club, she was literally one of the most influential people in the world, and is known to be incredibly wealthy. She herself says she has the best body money can buy, and is a very powerful telepath, and since she got together with ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, she's basically second-in-command of the X-Men, third if ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} happens to be around. She's also a complete bitch who can't go a day without acting like one. But no matter her flaws, she genuinely cares for all her students, and genuinely loved Cyclops.

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* Reggie Mantle from ''The Franchise/ArchieComics''. He comes from a well-to-do family, gets high grades, is captain of whatever sports team is the focus of the story, tends to have women swooning over him, and ''boy does he know it''. Hilariously, he's a triple-layered jerk: Aloof and rude to people in general, beneath that a fun-loving prankster JerkAss to his circle of friends, and ''beneath that'' has a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold genuine heart]] and sincerely cares deeply about his friends.
* ComicBook/EmmaFrost of the ComicBook/XMen.''ComicBook/XMen''. As a member of the Hellfire Club, she was literally one of the most influential people in the world, and is known to be incredibly wealthy. She herself says she has the best body money can buy, and is a very powerful telepath, and since she got together with ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, she's basically second-in-command of the X-Men, third if ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} happens to be around. She's also a complete bitch who can't go a day without acting like one. But no matter her flaws, she genuinely cares for all her students, and genuinely loved Cyclops.



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* Ian Kabra from ''Literature/The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books as being very good-looking, and is extremely full of himself. He starts off pretty evil, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out to have hidden morals]].



* Mr Darcy from ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' is perceived as extremely arrogant and completely uncaring of those around him, to the point that even those who acknowledge his good looks and wealth dismiss him as someone not worth getting to know. However, this impression is unintentional, and he is, in actuality, a morally upright, deeply caring man who is very socially awkward, and a tiny bit of a snob.



* Ian Kabra from ''Literature/The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books as being very good-looking, and is extremely full of himself. He starts off pretty evil, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out to have hidden morals]].

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* Ian Kabra Mr Darcy from ''Literature/The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' is perceived as being very good-looking, and is extremely full arrogant and completely uncaring of himself. He starts those around him, to the point that even those who acknowledge his good looks and wealth dismiss him as someone not worth getting to know. However, this impression is unintentional, and he is, in actuality, a morally upright, deeply caring man who is very socially awkward, and a tiny bit of a snob.
* Cort Myshtigo in ''Literature/ThisImmortal'' comes
off pretty evil, as a cold and arrogant EntitledBastard who flaunts his family's influence, as well as his own as a wealthy and influential galacto-journalist, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out he shows surprising insight into the cultural differences between Vegans and humans as well as into the personalities of those around him. [[spoiler:He also shows surprising depth by being able to have hidden morals]].play that role ''and'' see through Conrad's motivations while dying of an incurable desease. His humor in his last letter to Conrad helps to endear him to Conrad even more.]]



* Cort Myshtigo in ''Literature/ThisImmortal'' comes off as a cold and arrogant EntitledBastard who flaunts his family's influence, as well as his own as a wealthy and influential galacto-journalist, but he shows surprising insight into the cultural differences between Vegans and humans as well as into the personalities of those around him. [[spoiler:He also shows surprising depth by being able to play that role ''and'' see through Conrad's motivations while dying of an incurable desease. His humor in his last letter to Conrad helps to endear him to Conrad even more.]]



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Creator/{{Benedict Cumberbatch}}'s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes has a bit of this: he's a tall, aloof, stylishly dressed InsufferableGenius who can be pretty offputting in how he relates to others, but there are people he [[MoralityPet genuinely cares for]].



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Creator/{{Benedict Cumberbatch}}'s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes has a bit of this: he's a tall, aloof, stylishly dressed InsufferableGenius who can be pretty offputting in how he relates to others, but there are people he [[MoralityPet genuinely cares for]].



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Imperial Stormtroopers have been trained differently from the regular RedShirt guardsmen, and most of them are from a high class of society, looking down on the lowly CannonFodder. They also have better weapons and flashier uniforms.
** Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, fits this trope to a T. Raised a noble from birth, he often came off as cold and overly analytical to his brothers. Thanks to his insistence he could improve upon their own tactics if he put his mind to it, many of them considered him an InsufferableGenius. Despite this, he really did care and wasn't as arrogant as he appeared, though only a few people got to see that side of him.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': Imperial Stormtroopers have been trained differently ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues:''
** Finn Flannagan, an arrogant and callous upper-class boy who openly shows disdain towards his peers. He kept his nasty disposition even after his father was arrested, though it did grant him a [[EvilVirtues deep sense of loyalty]] to those who'd stand with him.
** Benedict Tudor comes from one of the richest families in Oldport, and has the haughty demeanor to prove it. Though, while he does immediately put down those he speaks with, his extended interaction with Hyeon's group has shown that he can lighten up a little.
** Irene is a smart, pretty, and sophisticated young woman who also comes
from the regular RedShirt guardsmen, and most of them are from a high class of society, looking down on upper-class. Unlike the lowly CannonFodder. They also have better weapons and flashier uniforms.
** Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, fits this trope
above two examples, she has a warmer side to a T. Raised a noble from birth, he often came off as cold and overly analytical to his brothers. Thanks to his insistence he could improve upon their own tactics if he put his mind to it, many of them considered him an InsufferableGenius. Despite this, he really did care and wasn't as arrogant as he appeared, though only a few people got to see her that side of him.becomes obvious when she's around friends.



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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': Imperial Stormtroopers have been trained differently from the regular RedShirt guardsmen, and most of them are from a high class of society, looking down on the lowly CannonFodder. They also have better weapons and flashier uniforms.
** Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, fits this trope to a T. Raised a noble from birth, he often came off as cold and overly analytical to his brothers. Thanks to his insistence he could improve upon their own tactics if he put his mind to it, many of them considered him an InsufferableGenius. Despite this, he really did care and wasn't as arrogant as he appeared, though only a few people got to see that side of him.
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall Leonhart is a tall, dark, handsome, proud, [[TheStoic stoic]], quietly dismissive {{Jerkass}} (although he has a compelling FreudianExcuse). When it comes to [[LoveInterest Rinoa]], however, he gets all squishy and emotional. And when he finds out his TrueCompanions are NotQuiteDead, he's visibly pleased.


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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall Leonhart is a tall, dark, handsome, proud, [[TheStoic stoic]], quietly dismissive {{Jerkass}} (although he has a compelling FreudianExcuse). When it comes to [[LoveInterest Rinoa]], however, he gets all squishy and emotional. And when he finds out his TrueCompanions are NotQuiteDead, he's visibly pleased.

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* ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' has an interesting example: Tori is a straightforward version of this trope, viewing himself as superior to 'peasants' as a result of high being heir to a very wealthy toy company. (However, he does undergo CharacterDevelopment as he becomes friends with others in his year, particularly [[PennyAmongDiamonds Hajime]]). Tsukasa, on the other hand, is the image of a SpoiledSweet PrincelyYoungMan - except when he's around ''Tori'', who his family treats as inferior due to him being NouveauRiche compared with the long-established Suou family. However, Tsukasa also undergoes CharacterDevelopment and realises eventually that the pressure he puts on Tori is no different than the pressure his family puts on him, and they come to get along better. [[VitriolicBestBuds To an extent, anyway.]]


* Ian Kabra from ''The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books as being very good-looking, and is extremely full of himself. He starts off pretty evil, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out to have hidden morals]].

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* Ian Kabra from ''The39Clues'' ''Literature/The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books as being very good-looking, and is extremely full of himself. He starts off pretty evil, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out to have hidden morals]].

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* Miles Edgeworth of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' franchise wears the trope description like his fitted magenta suit. He was adopted into class and wealth but by young adulthood he is right at home with stiff collars and stiffer manners... and he's more than a bit of a JerkAss, especially at first. Over time, his more abrasive tendencies wear down to GoodIsNotNice, with a heavy dose of TheDeterminator, and his [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] starts to show whenever an innocent or someone he cares about is being wronged.
** The above is true, minus any redeeming qualities, for Manfred von Karma, Edgeworth's mentor. Franziska von Karma, his daughter, is similar: when CharacterDevelopment sets in she slowly grows into a {{Tsundere}} but has too much pride to [[DefrostingIceQueen defrost]] entirely.


* [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] from ''The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books as being very good-looking, and is extremely full of himself. He starts off pretty evil, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out to have hidden morals]].

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* [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] Kabra from ''The39Clues'' fits this trope perfectly. He's dark, described in the books as being very good-looking, and is extremely full of himself. He starts off pretty evil, but [[HeelFaceTurn turns out to have hidden morals]].


* Cort Myshtigo in ''Literature/ThisImmortal'' comes off as a cold and arrogant EntitledBastard who flaunts his family's influence, as well as his own as a wealthy and influential galacto-journalist, but he shows surprising insight into the cultural differences between Vegans and humans as well as into the personalities of those around him. [[spoiler:He also shows surprising depth by being able to play that role ''and'' see through Conrad's motivations while dying of an incurable desease. His humor in his last letter to Conrad helps to endear him to Conrad even more.]]



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** Aline Penhallow. Her behavior towards Simon is neither actively malicious nor self-consciously snobbish. But the way that she talks to, and about (in his presence), him bears a distinct resemblance to a member of an old-fashioned aristocracy meeting her very first peasant.

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** The Clave, they seem to be having some feudal fantasy wherein they perceive themselves to be a kind of warrior-nobility charged with protecting the mundane peasantry. Modernity has, if anything, had an inverse effect on social change here. While as recently as the 19th Century the Clave would employ the Mortal Cup to grant [[SuperEmpowering Ascension]] to select mundanes, by the time [[spoiler: Jocelyn]] made off with the Cup it was no longer being used anyway. Likewise, while past generations of Shadowhunters could sometimes get away with marrying mundanes (their children would always be Nephilim regardless), the Clave started aggressively cracking down on these kinds of relationships. As a result their population was dangerously shrinking by the turn of the Millennium.

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** Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines, fits this trope to a T. Raised a noble from birth, he often came off as cold and overly analytical to his brothers. Thanks to his insistence he could improve upon their own tactics if he put his mind to it, many of them considered him an InsufferableGenius. Despite this, he really did care and wasn't as arrogant as he appeared, though only a few people got to see that side of him.


* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': {{Benedict Cumberbatch}}'s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes has a bit of this: he's a tall, aloof, stylishly dressed InsufferableGenius who can be pretty offputting in how he relates to others, but there are people he [[MoralityPet genuinely cares for]].

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': {{Benedict Creator/{{Benedict Cumberbatch}}'s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes has a bit of this: he's a tall, aloof, stylishly dressed InsufferableGenius who can be pretty offputting in how he relates to others, but there are people he [[MoralityPet genuinely cares for]].


* Emma Frost of the X-Men. As a member of the Hellfire Club, she was literally one of the most influential people in the world, and is known to be incredibly wealthy. She herself says she has the best body money can buy, and is a very powerful telepath, and since she got together with Cyclops, she's basically second-in-command of the X-Men, third if Wolverine happens to be around. She's also a complete bitch who can't go a day without acting like one. But no matter her flaws, she genuinely cares for all her students, and genuinely loved Cyclops.

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* Emma Frost ComicBook/EmmaFrost of the X-Men.ComicBook/XMen. As a member of the Hellfire Club, she was literally one of the most influential people in the world, and is known to be incredibly wealthy. She herself says she has the best body money can buy, and is a very powerful telepath, and since she got together with Cyclops, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, she's basically second-in-command of the X-Men, third if Wolverine ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} happens to be around. She's also a complete bitch who can't go a day without acting like one. But no matter her flaws, she genuinely cares for all her students, and genuinely loved Cyclops.

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* Adrian Ivashkov from ''Literature/VampireAcademy'', has shades of this. He is arrogant, flaunts his wealth and royal connections. He speaks in a flippant tone and puts on an air of smug superiority. However, he barely hides a more friendly and emotional side.


* Koon from ''TowerOfGod'' is as cocky as they get. Hatsu loves to call him out for this. Problem is, Koon has something to back up his attitude.


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* Koon from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' is as cocky as they get. Hatsu loves to call him out for this. Problem is, Koon has something to back up his attitude.
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* Dr. Nero, headmaster and founder of the eponymous school in the ''HIVESeries,'' fits this to a T. Always dressed in expensive suits and conducting himself as the successful man that he is and wants his students to emulate, it is only after six books that we find out he is a [[spoiler: HurtingHero, who lost Elena, "the only woman he ever loved" to Anastasia Furan, her own sister.]] This TragicVillain status is foreshadowed only by his numerous references to having watched many other G.L.O.V.E. members die through a variety of circumstances he obsessively tries to avoid. He spends an entire chapter in book two [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows,]] but never lets his weakness be seen to his students.

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* Dr. Nero, headmaster and founder of the eponymous school in the ''HIVESeries,'' ''Literature/HIVESeries'', fits this to a T. Always dressed in expensive suits and conducting himself as the successful man that he is and wants his students to emulate, it is only after six books that we find out he is a [[spoiler: HurtingHero, who lost Elena, "the only woman he ever loved" to Anastasia Furan, her own sister.]] This TragicVillain status is foreshadowed only by his numerous references to having watched many other G.L.O.V.E. members die through a variety of circumstances he obsessively tries to avoid. He spends an entire chapter in book two [[DrowningMySorrows drowning his sorrows,]] but never lets his weakness be seen to his students.


* A female example: Isabelle Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', who has RavenHairIvorySkin, is extremely cold and proud, and actively partakes in Shadowhunters' FantasticRacism. She defrosts rather quickly, though.

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A female example: Isabelle Lightwood from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', Lightwood, who has RavenHairIvorySkin, is extremely cold and proud, and actively partakes in Shadowhunters' FantasticRacism. She defrosts rather quickly, though.though.
** Raphael Santiago is in some cases an even better example than Isabelle, but it's played with as while he's certainly proud and he does ''see'' himself and vampires as elite, the magical world (re:the Clave) does not see them as so.

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