History ButtMonkey / AnimeAndManga

24th Jun '16 10:15:43 PM iowaforever
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** Sakamoto has to endure just as much tormenting as Nano, if not more as Hakase seems extra careless around him. [[spoiler: Prior to his appearance in the series proper, he was Nakamura-sensei's cat Tashio, and he was treated poorly then as well (getting fed hot soup, having said soup poured on his head, bathed in scalding hot water, and getting trapped in a cage are a few examples).]] He comes to the conclusion that his life sucks no matter where he goes.

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** Sakamoto has to endure just as much tormenting as Nano, if not more as Hakase seems extra careless around him. [[spoiler: Prior to his appearance in the series proper, he was Nakamura-sensei's cat Tashio, Taisho, and he was treated poorly then as well (getting fed hot soup, having said soup poured on his head, bathed in scalding hot water, and getting trapped in a cage are a few examples).]] He comes to the conclusion that his life sucks no matter where he goes.
24th Jun '16 10:13:55 PM iowaforever
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** Sakamoto has to endure just as much tormenting as Nano, if not more as Hakase seems extra careless around him. [[spoiler: Prior to his appearance in the series proper, he was Nakamura-sensei's cat Tashio, and he was treated poorly then as well (getting fed hot soup, having said soup poured on his head, bathed in scalding hot water, and getting trapped in a cage are a few examples).]] He comes to the conclusion that his life sucks no matter where he goes.
27th May '16 8:59:56 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Medabots}}'' gives us Iwanoi (or "Spike" in the dub); while he first enters the series as part of the gang of delinquents and bullies that make the main protagonist's life a misery, he is soon revealed to be a fairly good soul who is more or less bullied into being part of the gang, gets kicked out of it in one episode, and who is so terrible at meda-fighting that he is ranked among the worst players in the '''world'''. And the latter isn't just because he's lacking in skill, no, the problem is as much because of his Medabot, the only real friend he has. The Cyandog model of Medabot is a Dog Type Shooting Model, designed to attack from a distance with built-in guns, as is the Crosserdog model he eventually upgrades to. But his Medabot's Medal is a Monkey Type Medal- even without the reference to Japanese mythology of dogs and monkeys being enemies, the Monkey Type Medal is intended for ''melee'' models of Medabots, mainly wrestlers. Needless to say, it's no wonder that his Medabot can't fight.

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* ''{{Medabots}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' gives us Iwanoi (or "Spike" in the dub); while he first enters the series as part of the gang of delinquents and bullies that make the main protagonist's life a misery, he is soon revealed to be a fairly good soul who is more or less bullied into being part of the gang, gets kicked out of it in one episode, and who is so terrible at meda-fighting that he is ranked among the worst players in the '''world'''. And the latter isn't just because he's lacking in skill, no, the problem is as much because of his Medabot, the only real friend he has. The Cyandog model of Medabot is a Dog Type Shooting Model, designed to attack from a distance with built-in guns, as is the Crosserdog model he eventually upgrades to. But his Medabot's Medal is a Monkey Type Medal- even without the reference to Japanese mythology of dogs and monkeys being enemies, the Monkey Type Medal is intended for ''melee'' models of Medabots, mainly wrestlers. Needless to say, it's no wonder that his Medabot can't fight.
12th May '16 6:00:29 PM WillBGood
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* A rare example of a villainous ButtMonkey who nonetheless remains an effective and dangerous villain: Spandam from the Enies Lobby arc of ''Manga/OnePiece''. Constantly abused by his subordinates, his enemies, and his teammates, his suffering evokes not a bit of sympathy or pity from the audience. Probably because his EstablishingCharacterMoment involves him merrily skipping over the MoralEventHorizon, and he [[KickTheDog kicks dogs]] [[EvilIsPetty at every possible opportunity.]] [[spoiler:Snapping his spine in two was letting him off too easy, if you ask me.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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A rare example of a villainous ButtMonkey who nonetheless remains an effective and dangerous villain: Spandam from the Enies Lobby arc of ''Manga/OnePiece''.arc. Constantly abused by his subordinates, his enemies, and his teammates, his suffering evokes not a bit of sympathy or pity from the audience. Probably because his EstablishingCharacterMoment involves him merrily skipping over the MoralEventHorizon, and he [[KickTheDog kicks dogs]] [[EvilIsPetty at every possible opportunity.]] [[spoiler:Snapping his spine in two was letting him off too easy, if you ask me.]]



** Luffy was this trope during his childhood. He had a HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood as a result of his grandfathers training, and even after that he was pretty weak. Wild animals and vitriolic brothers didn't really help either.

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** Luffy was this trope during his childhood. He had a HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood as a result of his grandfathers grandfather's training, and even after that he was pretty weak. Wild animals and vitriolic brothers didn't really help either.



** Before it TookALevelInBadass, Ash's Chimchar in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime was this. It was knocked out in almost every battle it participated in, had a {{Jerkass}} for its first trainer that called it pathetic even when it won, and nearly ''died'' in the Hearthome Tag Battle Tournament. In short, it was not only the butt monkey of the series, but TheWoobie as well.

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** Before it TookALevelInBadass, Ash's Chimchar in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime was this. It was knocked out in almost every battle it participated in, had a {{Jerkass}} for its first trainer that called it pathetic even when it won, and nearly ''died'' in the Hearthome Tag Battle Tournament. In short, it was not only the butt monkey of the series, but TheWoobie as well.



** The current page image, K-2 in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' is a relatively appropriate example insofar as his defining characteristic is his gigantically swollen rear. Even his name is a pun off a Japanese word for butt. And that butt gets prodded, poked, stabbed, smacked, and generally attacked at every given opportunity.

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** The current page image, K-2 in ''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure'' is a relatively appropriate example insofar as his defining characteristic is his gigantically swollen rear. Even his name is a pun off a Japanese word for butt. And that butt gets prodded, poked, stabbed, smacked, and generally attacked at every given opportunity.
12th May '16 5:53:13 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Furuichi:''' [[spoiler:This is a fight with my pride on the line. [[DespairSpeech Being called a lolicon, pervert, Creep-ichi, Mob-ichi or whatever... and just laughing it off... how is that any different from being dead?]]]]

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-->'''Furuichi:''' --->'''Furuichi:''' [[spoiler:This is a fight with my pride on the line. [[DespairSpeech Being called a lolicon, pervert, Creep-ichi, Mob-ichi or whatever... and just laughing it off... how is that any different from being dead?]]]]
1st May '16 9:29:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Nami from ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'' gets this treatment from her sisters--with [[FaceHeelTurn rather nasty consequences]].



* Nami from ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo'' gets this treatment from her sisters--with [[FaceHeelTurn rather nasty consequences]].
24th Mar '16 8:05:47 AM 32_Footsteps
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* Kawachi from ''Manga/YakitateJapan''. Though in the beginning he was a bit of a {{Jerkass}}, the series soon began abusing him seemingly for the hell of it. If there was something painful or humiliating happening, it happened to Kawachi. The people that were supposed to be his friends and supporters without fail insulted, dismissed, and derided him behind his back, or sometimes to his face. One entire plot point was even dedicated to him having to be a complete screwup ''on purpose''... after which the characterization was apparently absorbed utterly and his {{Flanderization}} was complete.

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* Kawachi from ''Manga/YakitateJapan''. Though in the beginning he was a bit of a {{Jerkass}}, the series soon began abusing him seemingly for the hell of it. If there was something painful or humiliating happening, it happened to Kawachi. The people that were supposed to be his friends and supporters without fail insulted, dismissed, and derided him behind his back, or sometimes to his face. One entire plot point was even dedicated to him having to be a complete screwup ''on purpose''... after which the characterization was apparently absorbed utterly and his {{Flanderization}} was complete. To hammer it home, the very last panel of the entire series is Kawachi getting beaten up for no reason.
22nd Mar '16 2:16:08 PM Willbyr
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* Despite being the main characters, Yuuko and Mio from ''{{Nichijou}}'' tend to be the butts of most of the show's jokes, particularly embarrassing physical ones that often result in them getting injured. Nano also qualifies, as most of her scenes tend to show her being tormented by Hakase.

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* Despite being the main characters, Yuuko and Mio from ''{{Nichijou}}'' ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' tend to be the butts of most of the show's jokes, particularly embarrassing physical ones that often result in them getting injured. Nano also qualifies, as most of her scenes tend to show her being tormented by Hakase.
5th Mar '16 5:58:40 PM CyberXIII
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** Shinji Ikari is constantly bullied and ignored ([[WellDoneSonGuy even by his father]]), even though he ''saves the world.'' Multiple times. And in the more light-hearted SitCom scenes in the first half of the series, guess who is the butt of every humiliating joke? Imagine [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] with a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]].

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** Shinji Ikari is constantly bullied and ignored ([[WellDoneSonGuy even by his father]]), even though he ''saves the world.'' Multiple times. And in the more light-hearted SitCom scenes in the first half of the series, guess who is the butt of every humiliating joke? Imagine [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] with a [[HumongousMecha giant robot]]. As with everything in the series, it's deconstructed: [[spoiler:everyone treating him like dirt at every opportunity directly leads to Shinji allowing Lilith to cause Third Impact.]]
24th Feb '16 8:36:40 AM Psi001
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** Ash became more of this in the ''Best Wishes'' series, though even he looked good in comparasion to Cilan's UnknownRival Burgundy, who had bad things happen to her every other minute or so.

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** Ash became more of this started off as such due to his ineptness and impulsive behaviour usually causing him constant problems (keep in mind Pikachu violently hated him initially). It came back a bit in the ''Best Wishes'' series, though even he looked good in comparasion to Cilan's UnknownRival Burgundy, who had bad things happen to her every other minute or so.so.
** Out of Ash's many companions, Misty was near equally prone to slapstick and ego-denting humiliation as he was. May is possible runner up due to being most liable to hold the Distress Ball and get endangered, kidnapped or tied up.
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