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"(draws sword) Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! Listen up, ya gigantic bozos! Having left his homeland, he never yields, never retreats, and never regrets! He faces forward, and never looks back! He's manly! He's tenacious! Kamina of Team Gurren is here to take you on! Bring it!"

They are burningly passionate about everything that they do. They give their all in absolutely everything, regardless of the task. They do not know how to be half-hearted or lackadaisical about anything they care about. These characters are Hot-Blooded.

Using the power of guts, determination, and badassery they throw themselves headfirst into the worst situations imaginable and come out on top through sheer force of will and often have a strong tendency to do impressive things. Even non hot-blooded characters or the nicest ones can occasionally have their own hot-blooded incidents; this is frequently their Moment of Awesome.

Beware if they go into an Unstoppable Rage or Tranquil Fury; someone's really managed to piss them off. Triple that for elemental or Personality Powers; they're likely Playing with Fire. Especially common in the Super Robot Genre. The hot-blooded person is usually, though not always, identifiable by a mane of scarlet hair and/or Hot Blooded Sideburns. A common trait of The Ace and, to a lesser degree, the Boisterous Bruiser. This trait is a staple of Choleric characters in a Four-Temperament Ensemble.

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Not to be confused with My Blood Runs Hot, which is when a character has literal hot blood, though at least some of these characters may be metaphorically Hot Blooded as well.

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  • As Leonardo paints it in The Last Supper, Peter doesn't react to Jesus's news with shock or confusion, but with visible anger, reaching across the table to speak with Jesus.

Asian Animation

  • In Happy Heroes, Happy S. puts a lot of passion into a number of things he does, such as demolishing a skyscraper just to save a kitten.



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"Ganpachiro Kamapoko"

Inosuke tries to challenge Tanjiro to a fight, Tanjiro refuses. The two argue until an unconscious Zenitsu tells them to shut up.

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