There are only two that come to mind for me, right now.
Firstly, Romeo Montague. Romeo freaking Montague. A whiny brat who does nothing but angst about how boo-hoo he's so tragic."Smash, you're a hypocrite!" You say. "You liked Tidus and Shinji Ikari, and they are two of the whiniest leads out there!" Given, they are whiny, but these people have genuine reason to whine. Let's examine these three character's reasons for whining, eh?
Tidus: He was verbally abused by his father, neglected by his mother, who may or may not have committed suicide to join said abusive father, had his home attacked by a giant magic whale, apparently betrayed by his mentor whom he trusted, sent to another world where the magic whale is pretty much in charge of everything, and for all he knows, he's a thousand years away from home. Even with all the whining, he at least TRIES to be positive.
Shinji: Saw his mother seemingly die right in front of his eyes, abandoned by his father at age three, who simply walked away, back turned, while his infant son was sobbing and begging for him not to go, right before his father leaves for good he calls him worthless, he is sent to live with teacher after teacher, none of whom show him any affection of any kind, no one ever wanted to be his friend, after nearly eleven years of no contact, his father calls him up and says "Pilot this giant mech that can go berserk at any time and fight aliens trying to cause the apocalypse, oh and, you're going to feel everything the mech feels, just saying," and while he does finally makes friends, the first thing one does is punch him twice for unintentionally harming his sister in a mech fight when she SHOULD have been in a shelter, while the other one says "Don't worry about it, he just wants to feel better," has to deal with Asuka, nuff said, then he's forced to violently cripple his friend by none other than daddy dearest, tries to quit being a mech pilot - which I honestly think would have been the best thing for his health at that point - but then when he realizes he's the only one who's moderately competent at it, goes back, fights an alien, gets freaking absorbed inside his mech for over a month, he comes back, but then, all of a sudden, he's finally met someone who offers him unconditional and possibly genuine affection, but OH WAIT HE'S AN ALIEN, SON YOU GOTTA KILL HIM, even thought said alien could quite clearly resist his instinct to destroy humanity, and yeah, it's hard to forgive the whole cum on Asuka thing, BUT THEN he's freaking crucified, mentally tortured, and yes, he does cause the apocalypse, granted, BUT he also has the balls to admit he was wrong and makes so that EVERY SINGLE LIVING BEING CAN COME BACK TO LIFE, so if you CAN'T come back to life, it's your won damn fault. Whew. That's a lot psychological breaking, eh?
Romeo: He's upset cause he can't bone this chick he likes.
Seriously. He knew Juliet for less two days before he decides he has to marry her, THEN he freaking kills her cousin Tybalt, who already would have been punished for killing Mercutio. THEN commits suicide because he thinks he won't be able to do his obsession. Freaking. Impulsive. Bastard.
The second example Snow Villiers, from Final Fantasy XIII. I absolutely detest his insistence that he's a "hero" when he's lead possibly hundreds to their death - even said it was pointless for them to fight because they died IN FRONT of the son of one of his deceased soldiers - quite thoroughly believes it's okay not to have a battle strategy, because you know, HE'S A HERO so he's gonna win, no questions asked. The worst part? Even AFTER he realizes what he's done is wrong, he still insists he's a fucking hero. Er, no. No. No no no no no no NO. You're not a hero until you do something HEROIC. What heroic deeds did you do pre-game? Well... you killed bothersome wildlife. Bout it, really. Heck, even HOPE is better than he is. Yeah, Hope's a whiny bitch at the start of the game, but not only does he realize what he's doing is wrong, but he STOPS DOING IT and GROWS THE FUCK UP. In the immortal (paraphrased) words of Doug Walker "You know, just because you know what you're doing is wrong, doesn't mean it's okay to go do it anyway." Heck, he even manages to become sort of pillar of strength for his friends.
So yeah. You guys?
This post has been edited by Smash Genesis: 14 May 2011 - 01:39 PM