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You probably know all about this - since so many video games come from Japan, of course a lot of Tsundere archetypes are present. There are just as many Tsundere characters in Western games, though! Just read, already!

Type A

  • Rutee from Tales of Destiny. (Wow, she and Leon must've been real Tsundere siblings), who continually bickers with Stahn, but still ends up as his wife in the sequel. And in the said sequel, there's Nanaly Fletch, who constantly delivers Loni a backbone crusher if he pisses her off, especially about her tomboy nature, but in another second, she gets... a bit gushy on him. She even cried on his shoulder once.
    • This is par for the course in the Tales (series), really. You've got Natalia in Tales of the Abyss, Farah in Tales of Eternia, Sheena in Tales of Symphonia, Chloe in Tales of Legendia, Iria in Tales of Innocence...
    • There is a classic Oranyan in Asch. He's ora ora (tsun tsun) to pretty much everybody all the time (especially Luke)... except Natalia, around whom he tends to be much more nyan nyan (dere dere).
    • In Tales of the Abyss, you can get the 'Soft Meanie' title for Jade. In the Japanese version of the game, the title is actually 'Tsundere Ojiisan'.
    • Tales of Phantasia is a subversion of this trend only in that the Tsundere did not get paired up with the lead. There was an awkward love triangle for a while, but it was mercifully dropped the moment said tsundere Arche met Chester. It also came before there was a trend to be established; the first tsundere lead was Rutee Katrea.
    • Oh, and Rita Mordio. Although in this case, her deredere side comes out with Estelle. Also from Vesperia is Nan, who acts this way towards Karol. She reveals this most when she fights him as the last fight for his version of the 100-Man Melee, when she even explicitly says that she's fighting him because she can't have the guy she marries be weak. Followed by him wondering why she's attack him then, further triggering her tsun side. In fairness to Karol, he's about ten years old.
    • Tales of Hearts presents another subversion to the "Hero x Tsundere" pattern. While it initially looks like love interest Kohak is going to be a tsundere, she's pretty mild, and Token Mini-Moe Beryl Benito soon turns out to be a much more advanced case, nursing a crush on Shing for about 70% of the game. And on the distaff side, Hisui can be found struggling this way over his burgeoning 'ship with Richea.
    • There's also a mild, subverted case in Tales of Rebirth, but not about The Hero, though. Annie Barrs really hates Eugene Gallardo, but she always does help him. When asked why, she usually replies like "I-it's not that I have forgiven him..." Unlike other Tsunderes, though, Annie is not very violent with the other members, and after she forgives Eugene, she stops being a Tsundere, and their relationship were strictly non-romantic.
    • Leon in Tales of Destiny. Although in the original game, he was a complete jerk who never accepted his former companions as friends, the Remake rectified his personality. Although initially mistrusting and openly stating that he dislikes Stahn Aileron, he eventually caves into his persistent attempts to befriend him and agrees to fight alongside him as a companion. Of course, he then makes a Heroic Sacrifice moments after agreeing to accompany The Hero once more, and he STILL states that he dislikes him, and that he never accepted that he was a friend. Doesn't help that he looks... rather girly despite his masculine voice and fights like a Lady of War.
  • BioWare has several examples:
    • Bastila from Knights of the Old Republic is cold, rude, and contemptuous of the player for the first half of the game. She does warm up, gradually, only to freeze solid again as soon as she realizes what is happening.
    • Nathyrra from Neverwinter Nights Hordes of the Underdark is a milder example, being almost friendly (if a bit distant and businesslike) when you first meet her, though things don't really move along until certain events crack her shell.
    • Morrigan from Dragon Age fits the type A profile rather well, initially presenting a cold, at times almost evil disinterest in people and mocking the main character's acts of kindness or affection, believing such feelings are a weakness. If the character continues to pursue her, however, she gradually warms up to him, becoming at times genuinely affectionate, only to fall back into old habits and push him away, terrified of the unfamiliar feelings of attachment and need her love for him has brought about.
      • Velanna, the human-hating Dalish Elf of "Awakening" is essentially Morrigan, only much more hostile and spiteful. However she seems to expose a more flustered side occasionally when Nathaniel Howe compliments or teases her.
    • Silk Fox in Jade Empire is rather rude and contemptuous with regard to the player during their initial encounters (during their first encounter, she tries to kill him/her due to mistaking him/her for a mook); but her dialogue during the culminating romance scene is literally "come over here and kiss me before I remember who I am supposed to be." (That particular line was actually there because of Silk Fox actually being Rebellious Princess Sun Lian, but given her earlier dialogue it has a double meaning)
    • Jack in Mass Effect 2 is one of the biggest Heroic Sociopaths you can recruit and is spoken of fearfully by the prison warden you pick her up from. However if Shepard chooses to help her deal with her past and Male Shepard convinces her that he's not interested in merely sex, she reveals that she hides a deeply vulnerable side that's been wounded one too many times and a need for closure.
    • In Mass Effect 3, Tali will act this way towards Garrus (provided you didn't romance either one), poking fun at him and telling him that she's just using him for his body. Garrus seems to like it.
    • Aveline in Dragon Age 2 can come off as rather cold and harsh to some of the Party Members, especially Hawke and Isabela. The real kicker is that she isn't a love interest.
      • Any of the rivalry romances in Dragon Age 2 can actually be seen as this. (Although with Merrill it's perhaps more of a type 2, due to her only tsun moments being related to rivalryHawke's disapproval of blood magic/the mirror.
  • The lead designer of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has openly admitted in an interview that Midna was designed with the Tsundere concept in mind.
    • Midna even falls victim to the classic Tsundere line; "Don't think for a second that I care about you, I'm helping you because I have to" or something to that effect.
    • Also from Twilight Princess is Plumm, the bird in charge of the Kargaroc Balloon Game at Zora's River/Lake Hylia. When you beat the high score and win the Piece Of Heart, she delivers the classic Tsundere line, "I'm not giving you this because I like you or anything..."
    • Tetra from The Wind Waker qualifies too. She even gives a Tsundere-line, pretty simmilar to the one Midna gave, early in the game.
    • Ruto from Ocarina of Time.
    • Tatl from Majora's Mask probably started the trend of Link having a Tsundere-girl for a friend and helper. She too gives the "I don't care about you, but I have to help you" line, just like Tetra and Midna.
    • Linebeck from Phantom Hourglass is a male example.
    • Surprisingly, Spirit Zelda is a Type B example, rather than being Type A, like the other Zelda-characters listed here.
  • Lili from Psychonauts. She spends roughly the first half of the game belittling Raz in various ways, but is much sweeter to him in the second half--she's still feisty, though. To be fair, though, she is ten. Cooties might have something to do with it.
  • White Magician Girl Serra from Fire Emblem 7 is very much a Type A Tsundere in her supports with Erk and Matthew, though more pronunciated since she also exhibits Rich Bitch traits despite not being one ( She's actually a Stepford Smiler orphan who created the Rich Bitch persona to cope with her Parental Abandonment issues ) and acting more dere-dere towards Oswin, whose approval she seems to crave for (to the point of falling in an Heroic BSOD when she mistakenly thinks he haters her).
    • Farina, the tomboyish and money-grubbing Pegasus Knight, also counts as a Type A Tsundere since she's got the Slap Slap Kiss with two males, Hector and Dart the Pirate. Her deredere side shows when interacting with Kent or her sisters Florina and Farina, as well as when she offers Dorcas a large sum of money after hearing about his Ill Girl wife.
    • Dragon Rider Vaida can be seen as an older, more scarred Tsundere in her supports with her ex-Lancer Heath and her confident Harken.
    • The Ninth game set this up as well in the Catgirl Lethe and her various interactions with people (especially Ike, the leading male of this story). A lot more with the violent aspects than the nice aspects (to show how feral and feline she is). She doesn't have an official love interest, but has this dynamic with her comrade Ranulf, the hero Ike, and her enemy turned friend Jill.
      • Must be genetic. Look at this list for the overly generic support conversations in the tenth game and tell me that Lethe's twin sister Lyre isn't the same way. (specifically, the level A conversations.) She's deredere towards Captain Ranulf, tsuntsun towards pretty much everyone else.
    • And in the Fourth one, there's one Type A Tsundere: Tiltyu the thunder mage. Sure, she acts really cheerful, pushy, spunky, rebellious, and even speaks TOO casually for a Princess, especially when her predestined is the rather timid Azel, she looks just about ready to be REALLY pushy on him. But in truth, beneath that, she shows great insecurity and loneliness, when you do actually get her to a love-improving conversation with Azel, you get to see that despite her outlook, she is really scared that nobody will trust her by being 'an enemy's daughter'. Then you see how scared she is when facing her father Leptor (justified, though, her father has a Holy Weapon that can possibly kill her in one hit). And then there's all those misfortunes she suffered right after.
    • The more straight out Tsundere in the fourth game would be Princess Ayra of Isaac. Sure, she can be one hell of a scary Action Girl, killing men with ease using the Ryuuseiken and being a sort of Auntie Bear to little Shanan. But then, she can get a bit gushy when she's paired with Holyn... or have a Slap Slap Kiss romance with Lex. If you really want gushy, though, try pairing her with Arden...
      • For bonus points, Ayra's name can be romanized as Ira. Which can is latin for one of the 7 deadly sins... guess which one.
      • And Ayra's such a tsundere that there's tsuntsun to spare for both her daughter Lakche and Lakche's replacement/expy Radney.
    • Princess L'Arachel from Fire Emblem 8. Qutie tsuntsun towards either Innes, Rennac or Ephraim, more deredere when with Joshua or Eirika.
      • Even more, she's so much of this that she manages to bring the tsuntsun out of Innes. Really, their supports are all about which the two can out-tsun the other.
    • Hey! What about Clarine from 6? Her tsun personality is a bitchy Well, Excuse Me, Princess! attitude towards everyone, yet she soften up with her dere with supports with Rutger and Dorothy, and specially with Klein.
    • Felix Hugo Fraldarius in Three Houses is a male version of this towards a few of his possible girlfriends, plus his male childhood friend Prince Dimitri.
      • Manuela Casagranda has shades of this despite being an older woman, especially when it comes to her fellow instructor Hanneman von Essar.
  • Sue Sakamoto from Cave Story is a Distressed Damsel Type A Tsundere. She'll bluster and threaten right up until she's captured (and after!), then yell at you for saving her. She warms up to you as time goes by, though, probably since you end up saving her no less than three times.
  • Anti-Villain Millenia in Grandia II starts off as an aggressive Veronica, overly sexual in her advances towards Ryudo (and plain bitchy towards everyone else). It is later revealed, however, that she only hides her insecurity this way, since she is an Anthropomorphic Personification of the evil god Valmar's wings and as such, has very little experience with strong feelings towards anybody. In the end of the game, she starts showing her dere side more often, gets a job at an orphanage, and keeps waiting for Ryudo, who, she is sure, will some day return to her.
    • Elena from II is also a Tsundere, if not an even more classic case. She constantly yells and gets angry at Ryudo (normally for his sarcastic comments), but has those few moments where she blushes and feels dere dere towards him. She's also much more reluctant than Millenia to admitting her feelings for him.
  • Cute Monster Girl Annah from Planescape: Torment is classic type A, primarily demonstrated in verbal jibes and threats, though not so much physical toward the Nameless One (who in the beginning of the game only has levels in Badass, and it shows,) but she's less shy about slapping Morte around. Her dere side doesn't even reveal itself when the man she'd known as her father is found dead, but eventually emerges in some steamy flirtations with Nameless, which become completely realized by the end of the game.
  • Viconia of the Baldur's Gate series: at least in BGII, her violent leaps between desperate-for-affection and misandrist bitch would be quite pathetic if it wasn't depressingly well-justified.
  • Cloche Leythe Pastalia, in Ar tonelico 2, is actively described as this by one of her rival's attacks, ending in a rant about being honest.
  • Tsugumi of Ever 17 is straddling the line between this and Kuudere and it's towards everyone except Coco. And Sara, but she ignores her anyway. Obviously, she mellows by the end. Type A, uses violence, (punches Takeshi at least once) cold shoulder (default. She doesn't answer meaningless questions in her own words) and also the smirk! Actually, she comes off as a bit of a Jerkass a lot of the time so they gave her a Morality Pet before letting her officially act dere towards Takeshi.
  • Jessica D'Alkrik from the first Lunar game (and its remake) is most definitely this.
    • Jessica is actually closer to the B-type. She's extremely hyperactive and somewhat forceful, but her default mood is cheerful and kind and plenty of NPC's in Meribia confirm she always has a kind word for them. Her tsun-side is reserved for those whose general behavior irritate her. (Nash at first, then Kyle once he joins and Nall on occasion) The reason her tsun-side becomes so obvious is because Kyle is attracted that side of her and can't help provoking her whenever he gets the opportunity.
  • Melissa from the visual novel Songs of Araiah
  • Clevia of Ys VI is practically a demonstration of how to go from Type A to Type B over the course of the game.
  • Yukari from Persona 3 is a Type A, especially in her social link. The events of the game, and maxing out her social link help her overcome this. Her Type A is so strong that early in her social link, if you ask to go to her room she will laugh at you. Then, if you choose to save her from punks/rapists in her Rank 5 event, she will get extremely pissed at you for not trusting her independence. And if you try to hug her... God help you.
  • Banjo-Kazooie's Kazooie definitely fits. It's easier to miss, though, because there's no switching; the caustic tsuntsun and the sentimental deredere exist in harmony in a sort of yin-yang effect.
  • Touka in Sharin no Kuni due to Ririko polluting her brain as a child.
  • In the Tokimeki Memorial series, Kotoko Minaduki of Tokimeki Memorial 2 was an early example of the genre in video games, and Tsugumi Godo of Tokimeki Memorial 4 is a subversion, as she's the resident Meganekko (and as such one's would have expected from her a Shrinking Violet type instead of a Type A Tsundere type like she is).
  • Silver from the Pokémon games has Type-A tsundere tendencies, which are given a boost in the recent Gold and Silver version remakes. He is extremely tsun towards the player character and is the first and only Pokémon rival to actually attack the player physically, kicking/punching/shoving him or her even upon their first meeting; and he is constantly called out on how harshly he treats his Pokemon. He does soften up a little towards the end of the game and starts treating his Pokemon kindly, though he still remains tsun-tsun towards the player, and is convinced that he or she is laughing at him.
  • Liese from Eiyuu X Maou is an inversion; while harsh is her default mode, her tsun side comes out more frequently with everyone but her Love Interest, who she's loyally dere to (The Helper, on an occasion The Nurse.) The Taunt is typical among her Nakama, she rains sadistic torment on all humans, and the rare tsun expression to Felser is reserved and rather chilly. Depending on game choices, she may give him the full Tsunami wrath, but in the end will follow that with dere more extreme than before.
  • Red Alert 3 Paradox, a Game Mod for Command and Conquer Red Alert 3, does this as Alternate Character Interpretation... to Yuriko of all people.
  • In Radiata Stories, Ridley is tsun tsun to everyone from her arranged finance to her commanding officer and stays that way. As the story progresses her dere dere sides emerges more and more around 'her Jack'. Lily, Morgan and Urusla count too.
  • Jin Kisaragi from Blaz Blue is a rare male example. He is a complete Type A. He has all the qualities of a complete Tsundere except when he is around Tsubaki or Ragna.
    • Possibly even more Tsundere on the upcoming sequels.
    • What's this? No mention of Ragna The Bloodedge? He's totally a Type A too!
    • Lady Rachel Alucard is not amused at her omission here!
    • Possibly, Hakumen. Especially in his alternate story mode route in Calamity Trigger.
      • Hakumen is one most definitely. Remember he's an alternate version of Jin who realizes just how much of a prick he was in the past. Also as side materials will explain that he still has a soft spot for Ragna, and even though his personal obligation to make sure the Black Beast never returns, its still emotionally devastating for him every time he kills Ragna. And that's not even covering his reaction to his encounter with Tsubaki in Continuum Shift.
  • Yukariko only really puts up with the player character's antics and blunders because she doesn't want Suho, Asagi, and Kohaku staying in possession of her body. This being one of Illusion's games, it doesn't take much imagination to see what the "antics" are.
  • Hiroki in Canvas 2 is constantly described as a 'contrarian.' On the heroine side of things, Tomoki really tries but is too easily distracted to keep it up.
  • Lucia is a textbook example, being rather cranky and obstinate to everyone, but softening up towards love interest Alph as the story goes on.
  • Rozalin of Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories is very much a type A. The Tsundere entry in Disgaea Infinite lists her as an example despite not appearing in the game.
  • The Harvest Moon series is full of these, usually as potential love interests. Luna ("Hmph, you're so unreliable..."), Karen ("Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid...")... Gill is a male example ("I didn't get you [this medicine] because I worry about you, or anything...")... Vaughn, Natalie, and Antoinette are also examples.
  • Gwen from Guild Wars is very tsun until her love interest finally hits her deredere side.
  • Maida Buckner in Fallout 2. She gets a crush on Sulik while he's stuck working off his debt at her family business; Sulik dubs her "Maida-with-no-smiles." Once the Chosen One gets him out of his debt, she fiercely denies missing him - through sobs.
  • Meilin from Terranigma torments Ark in many ways. We later see that it's because Ark rejects (or fails to recognize) her love.
  • In the second game of the Sonny series, Felicity is definitely a Type A: Her early interactions involve arguing with and trying to kill Sonny and Veradux (to get at a cassette tape Sonny was given by Louis early in the first game), but by the fifth zone she joins your party (claiming that she's only doing it to take out the mayor), and in the final cinematic of the main story she's more calmly explaining to Sonny and the party why she was after the tape in a little more detail. Also, before joining the party she would usually greet Veradux with a throwing knife thrown into his face.
  • Luciano from Princess Debut is a classic Type A. He's gruff and brushes you off for a while, but with some work you can get his dere dere side to come out.
  • Starling/Sheryl from the Cross Brigade/Silent Crusade questline in Maple Story is probably a type A towards the (male)player character, completely with classic tsundere 'It's not because I like you or anything' when she actully does something nice.
  • Carna/Sharla from Xenoblade.
  • Melody from Nostalgia. Her deredere side only really comes out when her mother or the village Elder are involved.
  • Frank Pritchard from Deus Ex Human Revolution is very, very much this toward Adam Jensen. He doesn't like Adam, doesn't think Adam's worth much, doesn't-- Jensen, where the hell have you been?! ...Not that he actually cares. He's just worried about company security.
  • Squall Leonhart. While Squall is typically just standoffish, his interactions with both Rinoa and Zell results in Squall developing a more hostile personality. These two, especially Rinoa constantly try to get Squall to open up throughout the game. Of course, by the end of the game...
  • Luna in Mega Man Star Force is bossy rather than aggressive, but still qualifies.
  • In Kid Icarus: Uprising, Viridi the Goddess of Nature definitely qualifies.
  • Ironically, Asura from Asura's Wrath was like this before being betrayed. he is angry and ruthless on the battlefield, and against everyone else, and dere when around his wife durga and daughter mithra.
  • GLaDOS in Portal 2 is a big type A. She goes on and on about how she can or could kill Chell and after the big reveal that GLaDOS used to be human, she starts to act somewhat nicer to Chell; even the insults aren't as harsh, but GLaDOS will still try to put down Chell.
  • Since the Hyperdimension Neptunia series are an Affectionate Parody of games and anime alike, it's a given that there'd be at least one character depicting the Type A tsundere stereotype. The characteristics of the Type A tsundere are seen in IF, Noire, and Uni.


Type B

  • Ashley Mizuki Robbins is a mild Type B. She's normally a nice person to be around, but when she loses her temper, she stops listening to others and has a bit of a hissy-fit.
  • Lyndis from Fire Emblem 7 can be seen as a Type B Tsundere through her Slap Slap Kiss (tsuntsun) interactions with Hector of Ostia and her awkward, gentler reactions (deredere) towards either Eliwood of Pherae, her vassal Kent or Rath The Archer. If you like your Les Yay, there's her adorable and dere-dere dynamic with the Shrinking Violet Florina...
    • Rebecca The Archer is VERY tsuntsun towards her childhood friend Wil and Chivalrous Pervert Sain (showing extreme jealousy when they talk about their lady-in-liege, the aforementioned Lyndis, and even kicking Wil for it once-and for not remembering her from their childhood), yet in presence of Big Eater and fellow Team Chef Lowen she is absolutely deredere (to be fair, he did rescue her once...). Her deredere side also shows in her supports with Louise, whom she fangirls shamelessly, and the other girl around her age in the army, Nino.
    • Dorothy from the sixth game is also a bit of a Type B Tsundere. She tends to nag and is very harsh with her Chivalrous Pervert charge Saul (despite kinda crushing on him), but also seems to have problems with her self-esteem and appearance, at least until you support her with Claine of Reglay. And in her supports with Shin, she's actually so deredere that she comes off as a Shrinking Violet.
    • The Pegasus Knight Karin from the fifth game is arguably a tsundere, specially in her interactions with Felgus or Eyrios.
    • Annette Fantine Dominic in Three Houses is mostly a sweet and energetic girl, but becomes very tsuntsun towards her potential husband Felix Hugo Fraldairus.
  • Chihiro Fujimi in Persona 3 is a very mild Type B tsundere. Normally the Shrinking Violet, her social link reveals that she can snap and get very confrontational when protecting things she cares about (the subject in question beig the main character).
  • Unlike most Tales (series) characters who fit more in the Type A mold, Cheria Barnes is very much a type B. She is mostly sweet and docile, even to her love interest Asbel. However, she definitely jumps into Type B whenever someone points out her obvious crush, or if he ignores her affections, resulting in her snapping at him. Though, given what Asbel is like, you can't exactly blame her...
  • Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks is the first Type B example among Link's allies.(Ruto, Tatl, Tetra and Midna were all Type A) This Zelda may seem sweet as sugar and extremly polite when nothing is bothering her, but once something starts bothering here, you'd better pray that you're a) nowhere near her and b) not that poor guy named Link... She has a pretty loud shouting-voice and when she has a devasting weapon on hand, while snapping into Tsun-Tsun mode, she will use that weapon on whatever is annoying her. Although it is pretty justified when the cause for her outburst happens to be a certain whip of Link...
  • Debatably, Marta from Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World.
  • Final Fantasy IV has Rydia and Porom as type B towards Edge and Palom, respectively.
  • Clover from Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors is a non-romantic version. She's normally very friendly and sweet until someone tries her patience, then she very quickly turns rude and condescending.
  • Raynie, towards Stocke in Radiant Historia.
  • Chie Satonaka of Persona 4 is for the most part very friendly to everyone. Everyone except Yosuke. She also goes into Type A mode for the Protagonist if you pursue her romance.
    • Her best friend, Yukiko Amagi, also has Type-B moments. She very friendly, but reacts very violently to perversion (even in cases where she misinterprets it.) The Anime plays up this side more.
  • Fiorung/Fiora from Xenoblade.
  • Jenna in Golden Sun: The Lost Age is definitely a Type B, as evidenced by her reactions a cutscene where Sheba teases her about her affections for Isaac. Dark Dawn indicates that this worked out for her.

Unsorted

  • Monkey Pink from the Ape Escape series changes her attack patterns depending on whether she's cheery or enraged.
  • Viconia DeVir in Baldur's Gate: Shadows of Amn, if the player creates a male protagonist and engages in her romance subplot. Probably at least partly because she comes from an entire race that Does Not Like Men, and partly because she's just plain evil.
  • Etna from Disgaea, though it's only particularly apparent in the "Etna's Diary" subplot.
    • She does have intriguing notions on how to treat Prinnies though. (Not to mention all the weapons she broke trying to wake up Laharl.)
    • Laharl himself is the real tsundere. He's not only a rare male example, but a textbook case. Etna is quite a bit more open than he is, freely admitting she was concerned about Flonne. She just happens to be horribly abusive as well.
      • Even Flonne ends up looking like a type B for much of the game, which is a testament to just how infuriating Laharl can be. (Actually, it's because she's such a Love Freak that she ends up getting mad at Laharl so often.)
    • Mao from Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice is also a Tsundere, which is best demonstrated by his reaction to Almaz's death: declaring him a traitor for dying without permission, chewing him out for leaving him behind with "this unwanted feeling," ordering him to come back to life, successfully reviving Almaz by returning his hero title, something that can only happen if Mao opens his heart to others, and then vehemently denying that any of this happened to any and all witnesses, all the way into the next episode credits.
      • From the same game, Raspberyl is also an obvious Type B towards Mao. Which in turn, he is something of a Type A towards her... though admittedly his "dere" moments are quite rare and often underplayed.
    • The fourth game goes with straight-up Lampshading.

 Fuka: [Fenrich]'s a tsundere! I've never seen one in real life before.

  • Iori Minase from The Idolm@ster (it's Rie Kugimiya, alright) is a rare A/B hybrid -- Type B to fans and strangers, Type A to the staff, her fellow idols and even the Producer.
  • Tron Bonne in Mega Man Legends.
    • Ohh yes, in a very big way. One boss fight consists of her trying her damnedest to get Megaman to 'dump' Roll and go for Tron instead, while attempting to murder him at the same time.
  • Meryl Silverburgh from the Metal Gear Solid series, especially in the fourth installment. Her interactions with Johnny [Akiba] in the Outer Haven Shootout are perfect examples, especially when she decides to don the seme pants.
    • Meryl was one way back in Policenauts, which was full to the brim with fanservice (and even used the Tokimeki Memorial Dating Sim engine). For most of the game, she's pretty aloof and very, very butch, but after her best friend (a Tokusatsu Otaku Technical Pacifist) is murdered, she softens up and even cries, agreeing to use the expensive, girly designer handbag Dave brought her, gets Dave's favourite flowers imported despite hating flowers herself - but remains very manly when she isn't thinking about him. When you remember that her character was originally intended as a Distaff Counterpart-slash-Expy of Metal Gear's Solid Snake, logical conclusions start getting weird.
      • Well if you think about it, Solid Snake is pretty much a Type A himself.
    • Also, Mei Ling in her cameo in Metal Gear Solid 2, and the bonus External Gazer short story.
  • Pick any princess from Princess Waltz. Except for Shizuka and maybe Lillian. But especially Angela and Chris.
  • Male example: Azai Nagamasa in Sengoku Basara. He just HAD to keep up his Justice Freak in front of his introverted wife Oichi, so he tells her to shut up often when she starts moping around. But when nobody's around, he turns away and presents a flower for her.
  • Seolla Schweizer in of Super Robot Wars is a textbook Type B: friendly, professional, and kind of sweet to her peers and comrades, except she's constantly infuriated by her combat partner/love interest Arado Balanga, due to him playing the Idiot Hero/Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass (depending on continuity). Katina Tarask, on the other hand, seems like a Type A, but has NO occasion to be deredere...period. Lampshaded by the fandom for giving her the Fan Nickname "Angry Desu".
    • Rio Mei Long and her attitude towards Ryoto Hikawa gave this editor Neon Genesis Evangelion flashbacks, but it's really more the fact that Rio's Hot-Blooded and Ryoto...isn't. At least, not until she's had some time to work on him.
      • How? Rio is all dere to him right after she chews him out to convince him to switch sides. She completely lacks the Tsun part, though it can be easy to mistake her Hot-Blooded personality for this. Rio is just a wild girl, but she shows tons of affection for Ryoto and she's pretty open about it. It's Ryoto that's too shy to accept it.
      • Not surprising; Ryoto, Original Generation-wise, carries Shinji Ikari-like cowardice. It takes Asuka-like levels of complaining and lectures from Rio to make him grow a pair of Kamille Bidan-sized balls...IT WORKS.
  • Prier from La Pucelle Tactics behaves this way towards just about all the men she encounters, but especially towards her brother Culotte and, to a lesser degree, Croix.
  • Angie from Trauma Center is an aloof/warm type.
  • Lady Sylvanas from the Warcraft series can be seen as a tsundere. While she is the leader of the undead Forsaken and outwardly seems like a cold, uncaring person, she shows a hidden soft side during some moments in the fluff (especially towards the blood elves), and the resolution of one quest in World of Warcraft shows Sylvanas mourning the loss of her sister and her "past" life when she sings The Lament of the Highborne. Before that song, if you give her the necklace, she shows surprise about the memories of her sister... then realizes that she's doing fluff in front of the undeads, so she quickly displays her cold attitude back and shoos you away... then sings that song. She really runs from hot, cold, and then hot again!
  • Meilin from Terranigma probably counts. A Mood Swinger in the extreme, she can not decide what she thinks about Ark. The first time they meet, she hates him for spoiling her illusion of her dead parents. Then, she kind-of-stalks him around the woods and follows him while trying to make him notice her romantically, before eventually having a Face Heel Turn, albeit one quickly reversed. Did we mention that she's quite a bit younger than Ark?
  • Solid Snake in the first Metal Gear Solid game combines this with Defrosting Ice King.
  • Kei Nanjou/Nate Trinity from Persona has one moment of Tsundere. He's mostly a ruthlessly pragmatic, efficient boy, always offering to pick up with the Sadistic Choice, and belittles Mark very often. At one point of the game, however, his ruthlessness becomes pivotal in getting the Ideal Mary to regain herself, gets thanked in result, then he suddenly goes shy/dere-dere mode to the point Mark points out that he should be glad that this is the first time somebody thanked him, which results Nate to snap back to tsun-tsun.
  • Hector in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword shows his soft side more easily around his three bridal choices and Eliwood.
    • Forget Hector, what about Prince Innes from Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones? Quite the Jerkass sometimes, but a textbook tsundere for Eirika and L'Arachel. And considering that the latter is a tsundere too, they pretty much compete to see who's more tsuntsun or more deredere.
  • Bastila, if the player character is male is often like this. Naturally, it took HK-47 to say what we were all thinking.

  "Mockery: Oh, master, I love you but I hate everything you stand for, but I think we should go press our slimy, mucus-covered lips together in the cargo hold!"

    • She might actually count as a Type A given her interaction with other party members (especially Carth)
  • Alice Margatroid from the Touhou games is often depicted as this toward Marisa Kirisame in fanworks. Which type she is varies depending on who's writing the story at the time.
    • An official tsundere can be found in the semi-canon Inaba of the Moon and Earth. In it, Fujiwara no Mokou acts flagrantly tsundere towards her eternal enemy Kaguya Houraisan. She's a Type-A.
    • Parsee Mizuhashi, being a youkai of jealousy, is also often depicted as a tsundere towards Yuugi Hoshiguma. Like Alice, she varies between Type A and Type B, and still other fanworks portray her as a full-blown Yandere (consistent with the original hashihime, on whom she is based).
  • G La DOS from Portal could count as a Type A. She lies, intimidates and tries to kill the player character, then comes out with lines like this:

  The only thing you’ve managed to break so far...is my heart.

 Goodbye my only friend...Oh, did I think I meant you? That would be funny, if it weren't so sad.

When I delete you maybe [REDACTED]. (with the redacted line clearly being "I'll stop feeling so bad.)

  • Akira Toriyama is a big fan of tsundere, as at least one appears in every one of his works. It's therefore not surprising that they show up in the Dragon Quest series a lot, since he does all the character and art direction on those games. Most notable are Maribel (type A) of Dragon Quest VII, Psaro of Dragon Quest IV (Type A) Jessica (type B) of Dragon Quest VIII.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky features both types as two of your guildmates. Loudred is a bossy Tsun-tsun towards everyone, but especially towards Sunflora, who's dere-dere towards everyone but him. Naturally, this is highlighted in Sunflora's special episode in Sky, where Loudred pulls a Big Damn Heroes twice.
  • Teru Saeki in Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2 is a complicated example who vacillates between types depending on which persona he's putting forward at the moment. Initially he seems like a Type B, nice to most of his classmates but rude to the protagonist; spending more time with him reveals him as more of a Type A, since his rude behavior is his real self while his "school idol" persona is just a front. Eventually he softens toward the protagonist, but gets angry and runs off if things get too romantic, ultimately making him a Type B.
  • Most any sim dating game will feature one or two type As, and probably at least one type B.
  • Ragna the Bloodedge from Blaz Blue often comes across as this. He frequently calls others idiots, and is only concerned with the death of Terumi, even if it means killing all who are in it. Despite this however, he does truly care for others, with Noel being a particular one. He always calls her an idiot, but as demonstrated in the True Ending of Continuum Shift, in which he gives up his arm to break her out of her mind control, he does truly care for her.


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