I want to find this story again to inspire my fellow newer players to break the mold of role-playing.
I remember reading an incredibly inspiring [D&D probably] story about a player who was role-playing a Paladin "in disguise" as an awful lazy crotchety fighter so well, that the players thought he was being a useless and rude when he was actually being incredibly helpful.
As I remember it, when other players fell he would kick them and yell "Get up you lazy asses!" when he was healing them with Lay Upon Hands, and giving them bonuses to their checks with yells like "Coward!" and "Idiot!" The DM was shrugging and pretending to just give them bonuses and extra health to play along. The players were so fed up with his name-calling while seeming to outright refuse to assist the party in any way, that they were going to ask him to leave when they were finally told his scheme.
Does anyone else remember this story? Can you send me the link? I feel like it was in the form of a forum post somewhere.