Tetsuo from Yuureitou is one of these. From nothing but a scholarship that ended in expulsion, he was able to conquer his homeland and make it into a technological power, styling himself king rather than merely dictator, and through it all, maintaining a sense of honour that somehow does not get in the way of his Magnificent Bastardry.
This tends to be Depending on the Writer. Edward Elric has the less destructive traits of this. Dwight and Wallace embody this Nihilism and existentialism in grendel more than any other Sin City protagonist: Fan Fiction Loki in Child of the Storm is like this.
Following Frieza bringing the Saiyan race to the verge of extinction, despite the Saiyans loyalty to Frieza, Vegeta became even more determined.
For that community, fame acts as a bulwark against the ravages of time. Born with a twin brother switched at birth for a stillborn, Pucci hated himself and thought himself to be guilty for what happened, and became a priest to understand why people felt despair and suffering.
The meaningful patterns and systems that man creates—history, for example, or religion—are hollow and unfounded. Light Yagami is a villainous one. He tries to achieve his goal through illegal means and has questionable morals. Jason Todd and Cassandra Cain are straighter examples.
Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop.
He also shows some charisma as he is able to attract followers. On the other hand, he is passionately driven of making amends on his past mistakes ever since becoming The Atoner. Cynical, jaded, brooding and self-destructive? He does not have the materialistic greed many other demons in the show possess, and wants to achieve his goals through his own means.
A third example is C. Ange is actually the original princess, but she accidentally swapped places with a street-urchin child right when a bloody revolution broke out, and they both struggle to maintain their mixed-up sense of self. Unlike Kaito, who is in the same series as him listed below Mitsuzane, throughout the story, is sarcasticdistantcynical and jaded; and of course, self-destructive.
Finally, the dragon reveals that the world Grendel knows is no more than a small ripple in the stream of Time, a gathering of dust that will fade away completely when enough years pass. Did you know he spent years in a Tibetan monastery? Suzaku could also count. The protagonist, Emiya Kiritsugu, failed to Shoot the Dog as a child and caused a village to be massacred.
Is cynical, world-weary, and jaded, often due to a mysterious Dark and Troubled Pastwhich, if uncovered, may reveal a significant loss, or a crime or mistake committed which still haunts him, or, conversely, that he may be suffering from some unnamed crime against him.
Vegeta fits this role like a glove during the Namek Arc. Grendel drives man toward the lofty planes of art, science, and religion, but he is infinitely replaceable in this capacity. Her Badass Boast in the final episode summarizes her character pretty well: Grodek Ainoa from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE - Driven by tragic events from his past, a bit brooding, charismatic and with no problem or remorse wrecking all possible rules to achieve his goal.
Although to his credit, he never thinks he is a good person, and actually reveals the full extent of his crimes to the world, and publicly has himself executed for them. Realizing that this was just stopping minor tragedies instead of solving the fundamental problems of human nature, he agreed to work for the Einzberns so that he could use the Grail to end all warfare forever.
However, she only embodies the "introspective" part of the trope when she meets Judau Ashtawhose idealism causes her to re-examine her own worldview. Itachi Uchiha was assumed by many to be a stoic, ice-cold villain who slaughtered his clan to test the power of his Mangekyo Sharingan.
Joe Yabuki, who goes through many hardships that concludes in his own death While her Byronic traits are less pronounced, she shares many traits with Panty, has strong romantic ideals compared to her, and is of demonic origin.
In the process, he had to sacrifice anything resembling normal human emotion. Tall, Dark, and Handsomecheck. Nihilism takes existentialism a step further, to an even bleaker worldview. One mark against him personality wise, however, is a struggle with his own personal integrity. A somewhat milder example in Ashita no Joe.Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two.
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For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get back words like "gazellephant" and "gorilldebeest". Life Value vs. Existentialism in Grendel - A main theme in John Gardner’s Grendel, is the constant competition of the ideas of meaning in life versus existentialism.
Guts is a notable example of this trope and fits most of the classical traits. He spent the years after the Eclipse wandering from town to town and killing Apostles, largely indifferent to the people he saved and hanging onto his humanity by a thread.
He eventually starts to return to his original. A summary of Chapter 5 in John Gardner's Grendel. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Grendel and what it means.
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