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15th May '16 3:35:15 AM Doug86
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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' #1 after ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour. ("Don't even get me started on the ComicBook/XMen!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.

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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' #1 after ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and ComicBook/TheFantasticFour.the ComicBook/FantasticFour. ("Don't even get me started on the ComicBook/XMen!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.
14th May '16 4:34:32 AM Doug86
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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' #1 after ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour]]. ("Don't even get me started on the [[ComicBook/XMen!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.

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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited'' #1 after ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour]]. ComicBook/TheFantasticFour. ("Don't even get me started on the [[ComicBook/XMen!" ComicBook/XMen!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.
14th May '16 4:33:47 AM Doug86
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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited #1'' after ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour The Fantastic Four.]] ("Don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men]]!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.

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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited #1'' Unlimited'' #1 after ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour The Fantastic Four.]] [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour]]. ("Don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men]]!" [[ComicBook/XMen!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.
6th May '16 7:13:38 AM aye_amber
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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited #1'' after DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour The Fantastic Four.]] ("Don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men]]!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.

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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited #1'' after DoctorOctopus ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour The Fantastic Four.]] ("Don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men]]!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.
4th May '16 9:15:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* What's the most thankless job at [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] biggest newspaper, the ''Daily Bugle'', the guy who has the biggest reason to shout DudeWheresMyRespect? The guy who writes obituaries! Seriously! His name is Dilbert Trilby, and in ''Spider-Man Unlimited #1'' after DoctorOctopus was killed (and subsequently resurrected by the Hand) he had a meltdown that you just ''have'' to sympathize with at the prospect of having to retract an obituary of the villain that he claimed was Pulitzer material, ranting in despair to Ben Ulrich how he has files full of past ones he had written on guys like ComicBook/SpiderMan, [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]], and [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour The Fantastic Four.]] ("Don't even get me started on [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} the X-Men]]!" he moans). all of which he painstakingly worked on after researching the lives of the subjects, only to have to retract them. In a universe where DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist, someone like him just can't catch a break.
4th May '16 9:14:22 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* After the controversial ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' storyline in Marvel Comics, several heroes who were on the side of registering metahumans were very unpopular among the fans and turned into Butt Monkeys. Tony Stark, leader of the pro-regs, spent every guest appearance for a month or two afterwards being yelled at and slapped around by other heroes, including getting [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown beaten up]] by THOR; Tigra, who spied on the anti-regs while being pro-reg the entire time, was shot and beaten by the Hood while barely putting up a fight, constantly screaming "AIIEE", and being videotaped. She also joined [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Stature]] in being kidnapped by Puppet Master, almost sold into slavery, and being forced to fight her rescuer, Ms. Marvel (and losing). Interestingly, she also has a relationship with Hank Pym around this time.

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* After the controversial ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' storyline in Marvel Comics, several heroes who were on the side of registering metahumans were very unpopular among the fans and turned into Butt Monkeys. Tony Stark, leader of the pro-regs, spent every guest appearance for a month or two afterwards being yelled at and slapped around by other heroes, including getting [[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown beaten up]] by THOR; he was also sued (successfully) by She-Hulk (clearly, lying to someone about her cousin so she'd sleep with him and then arresting her is ''not'' a good idea, especially when said person is a lawyer). Tigra, who spied on the anti-regs while being pro-reg the entire time, was shot and beaten by the Hood while barely putting up a fight, constantly screaming "AIIEE", and being videotaped. She also joined [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Stature]] in being kidnapped by Puppet Master, almost sold into slavery, and being forced to fight her rescuer, Ms. Marvel (and losing). Interestingly, she also has a relationship with Hank Pym around this time.
29th Apr '16 9:47:25 PM MitchFox
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** Speedball is a bit of a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] simply for his ridiculous power. He's often referenced, at least in the Ultimate line of comics, where he doesn't even EXIST.




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* Speedball of ComicBook/NewWarriors is a bit of a writers' punching bag simply for his ridiculous power. He's often referenced, at least in the Ultimate line of comics, where he doesn't even EXIST. And even though he temporarily became Penance, his angst was still treated as a joke in some appearances.
28th Feb '16 7:45:22 PM nombretomado
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** In the Ultimate comics, CaptainAmerica gave him a serious beatdown for beating up his wife. Just an example.

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** In the Ultimate comics, CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica gave him a serious beatdown for beating up his wife. Just an example.
11th Feb '16 2:39:52 AM rafi
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* Cacofonix the bard in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is the village punching bag. He gets beaten up whenever he tries to [[DreadfulMusician sing]], and quite often when he doesn't even try to sing, such as when Obelix accidentally uprooted his house. At the end of most stories he's BoundAndGagged. He tends to do better when he saves the day in some way (like in ''Asterix and the Normans''), or when the village is doing badly - a particularly sad sequence in ''The Roman Agent'' shows Cacofonix, who has not been involved in the events of the story so far, sitting at the feast table like he rarely gets to but, because the village is now consumed with suspicion and paranoia, feeling like he's on his own. Though, at the same time, when Cacofonix is under threat of the Romans, like in ''Asterix the Gladiator'' and ''The Mansion of the Gods'' the villagers do everything to rescue and/or defend him.
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain Killer Moth. Oh, boy. While Killer Moth had a ridiculously bright costume when he first appeared, he was treated as a threat, an EvilCounterpart to Batman. Then, they made the mistake of having him be the first foe for the newest addition to the Bat-Family, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, the end result was turning him from a threat to a laughingstock instantly. No one took him seriously anymore. During ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', they tried to save his character by turning him into the monstrous Charaxes and was still ignored, only to be killed by Superboy-Prime in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.
* Walter The Softy and Cuthbert Cringeworthy from ComicBook/TheBeano have to undergo torment, harassment and bullying that would destroy any normal boy their age
** To say nothing of Calamity James!
* Sonny Tuckson from the ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'' series.



* Corporal Udo Schmidt from ''ComicBook/TheDesertPeach''.
* Iggy from ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel''.
* Wally West is kind of the go-to ButtMonkey for ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' writers. However bad any other speedster has it, they can always look at Wally and thank their lucky stars they're not ''him''.
* Peter Fox was proven to be the Butt Monkey of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' by the strip's first week.
* Manhog from ''ComicBook/{{Frank}}''. He is shown to be quite bitter about his lot in life but is usually too stupid to fix anything about it.



* Jon Arbuckle of {{Garfield}} is an extreme example, as seen to the right.
* Hacken from Comicbook/{{Hitman}}, perhaps the best defining moment of his crappy luck was when the characters were fighting their way out of an aquarium full of zombie sea animals (Long Story) he gets his hand bitten by a baby seal and in panic chops it of only to find out a few scenes later that these zombies arenít contagious, cue to panel of him staring sadly at his new stump.
* Garryn Bek from ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' is almost always the most picked on member of the cast. Nobody in the whole galaxy takes as much punishment and humiliation as Garryn Bek, at least for the first forty issues or so.
* One of the last good things about ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' after all its old regular artists and writers started dying like flies, Monroe's title character is a definite example of a Butt Monkey, with ridiculously neglectful parents, a cruel bully who constantly leaves him battered and bloody, his only friend is a nerdy toadlike kid who is the only person liked even less than him, and any spot of hope for him is usually destroyed by the end of the story.
* Charlie Brown from ''{{Peanuts}}''. Woodstock and Snoopy have their moments as well.
** WordOfGod says that Charles Schulz based Charlie Brown's eternal pessimism and butt monkey qualities off himself. So Charlie Brown is an AuthorAvatar.
* Herr Starr from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' is the recipient of ever-increasing quantities of humiliating violence. As a child, he has one of his eyes put out and goes bald; during the plotline of the comic, he gets [[BlackComedyRape raped by a male prostitute]], has a large scar carved into his head (which makes it look like a [[FreudWasRight giant... Uh...]]), has one ear shot off, narrowly escapes cannibals who eat his leg, and finally has his genitals eaten by a Rottweiler, leading to his forlorn use of the phrase "my cock is in the bitch's mouth and not in a good way".
** And finally, to add insult to injury - literally - at the crescendo of his crusade of vengeance against Jesse Custer, he is handed prank binoculars and winds up addressing his troops for his final battle with black circles inked around his eyes.
** Though one wonders why a trained military man, who never goes unarmed, who is the second most powerful man in the entire WORLD...could get overtaken by a male prostitute.
* Detective Soap from the Garth Ennis era of ''ThePunisher''. Just a few of many examples; Assigned to a joke squad to catch the Punisher after the brass is blackmailed. Sleeps with a convict and his own mother, both of which could have been avoided if the one person he thought was his friend said anything. Intimidated by the Punisher into feeding him info on crooks to kill. Regularly gets splashed in bodily fluids. Gets blackmailed himself, left and right. His love interest turns out to be gay. As a CHILD... dropped on his head as a baby, avoided rape because the pastor thought he was ugly... In the end, though, he gets his just rewards. It [[spoiler:turns out he has a huge penis and is now a porn star.]].
* Brainy Smurf of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' is the village's butt monkey.
* Erica Pierce from ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar, Man of the Atom]]'' is a rather unlucky woman. First off, she was with Solar when he had his accident in the reactor which gave her powers as well (she doesn't notice...at first), she later tries to have sex with the titular Solar but is turned down, Solar takes Erica with him outside the universe where she ends up cracking up do to her self-esteem issues, she tries to kill Solar due to the previous trip, Solar later on goes haywire which results in the universe being sucked into a black hole, [[spoiler: she survives along with Solar, both of them being sent into a new universe]]. In the new universe, it's revealed that Erica (a another one albeit the same) has a abusive husband who impregnated her, said baby coming to life with powers similar to Solar, the baby ends up killing herself due to its power which traumatizes Erica even more, and finally she kills her husband in a fit of rage. [[spoiler: She is then killed by the Erica from the previous universe, who takes her son Albert with her into hiding]].
* Tails in the Fleetway ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. He's frequently the victim of Sonic's "[[{{Jerkass}} strange sense of humour]]" and the people he rescues tend to complain that [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike they wanted to be saved by Sonic]].

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* Jon Arbuckle of {{Garfield}} is an extreme example, as seen to the right.
* Hacken from Comicbook/{{Hitman}}, perhaps the best defining moment of his crappy luck was when the characters were fighting their way out of an aquarium full of zombie sea animals (Long Story) he gets his hand bitten by a baby seal and in panic chops it of only to find out a few scenes later that these zombies arenít contagious, cue to panel of him staring sadly at his new stump.
* Garryn Bek from ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' is almost always the most picked on member of the cast. Nobody in the whole galaxy takes as much punishment and humiliation as Garryn Bek, at least for the first forty issues or so.
* One of the last good things about ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' after all its old regular artists and writers started dying like flies, Monroe's title character is a definite example of a Butt Monkey, with ridiculously neglectful parents, a cruel bully who constantly leaves him battered and bloody, his only friend is a nerdy toadlike kid who is the only person liked even less than him, and any spot of hope for him is usually destroyed by the end of the story.
* Charlie Brown from ''{{Peanuts}}''. Woodstock and Snoopy have their moments as well.
** WordOfGod says that Charles Schulz based Charlie Brown's eternal pessimism and butt monkey qualities off himself. So Charlie Brown is an AuthorAvatar.
* Herr Starr from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' is the recipient of ever-increasing quantities of humiliating violence. As a child, he has one of his eyes put out and goes bald; during the plotline of the comic, he gets [[BlackComedyRape raped by a male prostitute]], has a large scar carved into his head (which makes it look like a [[FreudWasRight giant... Uh...]]), has one ear shot off, narrowly escapes cannibals who eat his leg, and finally has his genitals eaten by a Rottweiler, leading to his forlorn use of the phrase "my cock is in the bitch's mouth and not in a good way".
** And finally, to add insult to injury - literally - at the crescendo of his crusade of vengeance against Jesse Custer, he is handed prank binoculars and winds up addressing his troops for his final battle with black circles inked around his eyes.
** Though one wonders why a trained military man, who never goes unarmed, who is the second most powerful man in the entire WORLD...could get overtaken by a male prostitute.
* Detective Soap from the Garth Ennis era of ''ThePunisher''.''ComicBook/ThePunisher''. Just a few of many examples; Assigned to a joke squad to catch the Punisher after the brass is blackmailed. Sleeps with a convict and his own mother, both of which could have been avoided if the one person he thought was his friend said anything. Intimidated by the Punisher into feeding him info on crooks to kill. Regularly gets splashed in bodily fluids. Gets blackmailed himself, left and right. His love interest turns out to be gay. As a CHILD... dropped on his head as a baby, avoided rape because the pastor thought he was ugly... In the end, though, he gets his just rewards. It [[spoiler:turns out he has a huge penis and is now a porn star.]].
* Brainy Smurf of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' is the village's butt monkey.
* Erica Pierce from ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar, Man of the Atom]]'' is a rather unlucky woman. First off, she was with Solar when he had his accident in the reactor which gave her powers as well (she doesn't notice...at first), she later tries to have sex with the titular Solar but is turned down, Solar takes Erica with him outside the universe where she ends up cracking up do to her self-esteem issues, she tries to kill Solar due to the previous trip, Solar later on goes haywire which results in the universe being sucked into a black hole, [[spoiler: she survives along with Solar, both of them being sent into a new universe]]. In the new universe, it's revealed that Erica (a another one albeit the same) has a abusive husband who impregnated her, said baby coming to life with powers similar to Solar, the baby ends up killing herself due to its power which traumatizes Erica even more, and finally she kills her husband in a fit of rage. [[spoiler: She is then killed by the Erica from the previous universe, who takes her son Albert with her into hiding]].
* Tails in the Fleetway ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. He's frequently the victim of Sonic's "[[{{Jerkass}} strange sense of humour]]" and the people he rescues tend to complain that [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike they wanted to be saved by Sonic]].
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* In ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'', Whenever the Grey spy makes the scene, the black and white spies lose every time. When she isn't present, though, whenever one spy wins, the other looks fitting for this trope. But since the victor alternates, this randomly switches.
* The aforementioned Stature really deserves her own bullet. Her former team, the Young Avengers, were anti-reg and the others stayed anti-reg after she left. It's possible that the popularity of other members over her and the former cohesiveness of the team made her betrayal seem particularly outrageous, which would explain her treatment in the later comics. Stature was kidnapped by Puppet Master, almost sold into slavery and had to fight Ms. Marvel. During this fight, she had a [[CarFu car hit her in the face]]. She joined a superhero boot camp some unspecified time after Civil War. Other instructors included former supervillains, including Taskmaster, who had fought Stature's superhero dad (Ant Man). New Ant Man [[JerkAss Eric O'Grady]] mocked the former Ant Man to ingratiate himself with Taskmaster. Stature promptly [[WhosLaughingNow tried to kill him]], only for O'Grady to grow to giant size and smack her with a bus. They both were taken down by Taskmaster without Stature hitting O'Grady once. Later at the camp, a clone gone wrong combined with an alien weapon ran around maiming and beating trainees, including her. When she was eventually sent home, she had a screaming fight with her mother and stepfather and accidentally crippled her stepfather during a fight with a supervillain. Just prior to the ''Siege'' crossover, she discovered that her teammate Scarlet Witch was really Loki in disguise, but was unable to reveal this potentially life-saving information to her teammates because of a magical mental gag that was placed on her. And then after the Avengers reformed, she tried out to become the nanny of [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] and ComicBook/JessicaJones' baby, and was even denied that. The only good things were off-screen reconciliations with the other Young Avengers and some EpiphanyTherapy. Keep in mind that the last time we were updated on her age, ''she wasn't even fifteen''.

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* In ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'', Whenever the Grey spy makes the scene, the black and white spies lose every time. When she isn't present, though, whenever one spy wins, the other looks fitting for this trope. But since the victor alternates, this randomly switches.
* The aforementioned Stature really deserves her own bullet. Her former team, the Young Avengers, ComicBook/YoungAvengers, were anti-reg and the others stayed anti-reg after she left. It's possible that the popularity of other members over her and the former cohesiveness of the team made her betrayal seem particularly outrageous, which would explain her treatment in the later comics. Stature was kidnapped by Puppet Master, almost sold into slavery and had to fight Ms. Marvel. During this fight, she had a [[CarFu car hit her in the face]]. She joined a superhero boot camp some unspecified time after Civil War. Other instructors included former supervillains, including Taskmaster, who had fought Stature's superhero dad (Ant Man). New Ant Man [[JerkAss Eric O'Grady]] mocked the former Ant Man to ingratiate himself with Taskmaster. Stature promptly [[WhosLaughingNow tried to kill him]], only for O'Grady to grow to giant size and smack her with a bus. They both were taken down by Taskmaster without Stature hitting O'Grady once. Later at the camp, a clone gone wrong combined with an alien weapon ran around maiming and beating trainees, including her. When she was eventually sent home, she had a screaming fight with her mother and stepfather and accidentally crippled her stepfather during a fight with a supervillain. Just prior to the ''Siege'' crossover, she discovered that her teammate Scarlet Witch was really Loki in disguise, but was unable to reveal this potentially life-saving information to her teammates because of a magical mental gag that was placed on her. And then after the Avengers reformed, she tried out to become the nanny of [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] and ComicBook/JessicaJones' baby, and was even denied that. The only good things were off-screen reconciliations with the other Young Avengers and some EpiphanyTherapy. Keep in mind that the last time we were updated on her age, ''she wasn't even fifteen''.



* As depicted on www.{{superdickery}}.com, almost anyone that ol' [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Supes]] encounters becomes a Butt Monkey -- he forces Lois and Jimmy to marry apes, leaves civilians in mortal peril (or just refuses to untie them) while he goes to hunt the bad guys....
* Captain Haddock, Cuthbert Calculus and Thomson and Thompson are the Buttmonkeys from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.
* Even ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' has a few in its setting. The {{Adorkable}} Autobot psychologist Rung is first introduced being as a friendless model-ship-building nerd getting beat up in a bar and thrown across a table. He's been mugged in an alleyway for effectively no reason by Brainstorm, threatened by Fortress Maximus, shot in the face by Swerve, forced to listen to Swerve apologize for 147 straight hours while in a coma, picked up by Swerve to beat an enemy spy unconscious, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking everyone forgets his name.]] The Decepticons get Nautilator, whose who is a both a complete loser and subject to a lot of comical mistreatment thanks to the fact that he's an underwater excavation specialist and part of the Decepticon aquatic strike force who both rusts and swims like an AMC Gremlin. He fulfills his function by accidentally sinking himself to the bottom of the ocean and stumbling across useful salvage while begging to be rescued by a team that would rather forget he exists. Both the [=TFWiki=] and our own have compared Nautilator to [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Doctor Zoidberg]], which says a lot.
* ''Transhuman'' by JonathanHickman has a group of literal butt-monkeys. That is they are supposedly the showcase for a new type of genetic modification designed to give you superpowers, yet upon being sent to recapture a group of escaped, enhanced intelligence monkeys, they are captured and anally raped these monkeys live on TV. People make jokes about this, even to their faces, for the rest of their lives. The genetic modifications eventually have horrible side effects as well.
* In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': Meister Röhrich. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* Filler Bunny from various JhonenVasquez comics was created purely to entertain the audience by being tortured. Appropriately enough, at one point he has a monkey climb up his butt.
** Don't forget Todd (Squee) from Jhonen's comic ''{{Squee}}''; throughout the series, he gets frequently harassed by space aliens who want to probe him, a gigantic dust mite, and his cyborg-Grandpa; his parents continuously ignore him, the worst offender being his dad, who constantly says stuff like, "I haven't smiled since the day you were born" (at one point he's even seen watching a video of Squee's birth being played in reverse); his classmates constantly pick on him and laugh at him for no apparent reason whatsoever; his only real friends are Shmee (his stuffed bear), Pepito (the son of Satan), and Johnny (Nny); heck, [[spoiler:at the end of the series, his parents place him in a mental institution!]]
* Marvel's Trapster, favored punchline of heroes (especially Spider-Man), despite being reasonably dangerous with his glue-based weaponry. He simply [[NeverLiveItDown can't live down]] his initial moniker of "Paste-Pot Pete" (or the costume he wore with it). Just [[BerserkButton calling him "Pete"]] usually puts the fight half in the bag.

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* As depicted on www.{{superdickery}}.com, almost anyone that ol' [[Comicbook/{{Superman}} Supes]] encounters becomes a Butt Monkey -- he forces Lois and Jimmy to marry apes, leaves civilians in mortal peril (or just refuses to untie them) while he goes to hunt the bad guys....
* Captain Haddock, Cuthbert Calculus and Thomson and Thompson are the Buttmonkeys from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.
* Even ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' has a few in its setting. The {{Adorkable}} Autobot psychologist Rung is first introduced being as a friendless model-ship-building nerd getting beat up in a bar and thrown across a table. He's been mugged in an alleyway for effectively no reason by Brainstorm, threatened by Fortress Maximus, shot in the face by Swerve, forced to listen to Swerve apologize for 147 straight hours while in a coma, picked up by Swerve to beat an enemy spy unconscious, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking everyone forgets his name.]] The Decepticons get Nautilator, whose who is a both a complete loser and subject to a lot of comical mistreatment thanks to the fact that he's an underwater excavation specialist and part of the Decepticon aquatic strike force who both rusts and swims like an AMC Gremlin. He fulfills his function by accidentally sinking himself to the bottom of the ocean and stumbling across useful salvage while begging to be rescued by a team that would rather forget he exists. Both the [=TFWiki=] and our own have compared Nautilator to [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Doctor Zoidberg]], which says a lot.
* ''Transhuman'' by JonathanHickman has a group of literal butt-monkeys. That is they are supposedly the showcase for a new type of genetic modification designed to give you superpowers, yet upon being sent to recapture a group of escaped, enhanced intelligence monkeys, they are captured and anally raped these monkeys live on TV. People make jokes about this, even to their faces, for the rest of their lives. The genetic modifications eventually have horrible side effects as well.
* In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': Meister Röhrich. %%
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* Filler Bunny from
apply to various JhonenVasquez comics was created purely to entertain the audience by being tortured. Appropriately enough, at one point he has a monkey climb up his butt.
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** Don't forget Todd (Squee) from Jhonen's comic ''{{Squee}}''; throughout the series, he gets frequently harassed by space aliens who want to probe him, a gigantic dust mite, and his cyborg-Grandpa; his parents continuously ignore him, the worst offender being his dad, who constantly says stuff like, "I haven't smiled since the day you were born" (at one point he's even seen watching a video of Squee's birth being played in reverse); his classmates constantly pick on him and laugh at him for no apparent reason whatsoever; his only real friends are Shmee (his stuffed bear), Pepito (the son of Satan), and Johnny (Nny); heck, [[spoiler:at the end of the series, his parents place him in a mental institution!]]
* Marvel's
Trapster, favored punchline of heroes (especially Spider-Man), despite being reasonably dangerous with his glue-based weaponry. He simply [[NeverLiveItDown can't live down]] his initial moniker of "Paste-Pot Pete" (or the costume he wore with it). Just [[BerserkButton calling him "Pete"]] usually puts the fight half in the bag.



* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Filiberke, who is often ridiculed by Flip and put down by Jommeke for his often bizarre role-playing, like pretending to be a kangaroo.
* ''ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke'': Agent 15 is always the foil of Quick and Flupke's jokes.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Lambik, who is always beaten up, falling down or ridiculed by the others for being vain and arrogant.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Meneer Pheip, a HenpeckedHusband who is domineered by his wife, but also ridiculed by the others for being arrogant and unable to speak Dutch without intertwining it with GratuitousFrench.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Dikke Herman, an obese child with glasses and buck teeth who is frequently and sometimes (but not always) undeservedly the victim of other people's violence.
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Balthazar, an incompetent villain who is more a nuisance than a help to his fellow criminals.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Averell Dalton, a dumb and hungry outlaw who is always a source for Joe's irritation and anger.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Becassine}}'': Bécassine, whose naivité and clumsiness makes her somewhat of TheWoobie too.
* ''ComicBook/{{Cubitus}}'': Balthazar the neighbour cat. Cubitus always thinks up crafty ways to find an excuse to beat him up. Though, the cat often deserves it and Cubitus himself sometimes gets his comeuppance.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes'': Olivier B. Bommel, whose impulsiveness always gets him in trouble. Marquis de Canteclaer looks down upon him because Bommel is beneath his noble heritage and Officer Bulle Bas always suspects Bommel to be the suspect of every possible crime.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Filiberke, who is often ridiculed ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' villain Killer Moth. Oh, boy. While Killer Moth had a ridiculously bright costume when he first appeared, he was treated as a threat, an EvilCounterpart to Batman. Then, they made the mistake of having him be the first foe for the newest addition to the Bat-Family, ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, the end result was turning him from a threat to a laughingstock instantly. No one took him seriously anymore. During ''ComicBook/UnderworldUnleashed'', they tried to save his character by Flip turning him into the monstrous Charaxes and put down by Jommeke for his often bizarre role-playing, like pretending was still ignored, only to be a kangaroo.
killed by Superboy-Prime in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''.
* ''ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke'': Agent 15 Wally West is kind of the go-to ButtMonkey for ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' writers. However bad any other speedster has it, they can always look at Wally and thank their lucky stars they're not ''him''.
* Garryn Bek from ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' is almost
always the foil most picked on member of Quick the cast. Nobody in the whole galaxy takes as much punishment and Flupke's jokes.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Lambik, who is always beaten up, falling down or ridiculed by
humiliation as Garryn Bek, at least for the others for being vain and arrogant.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Meneer Pheip, a HenpeckedHusband who is domineered by his wife, but also ridiculed by the others for being arrogant and unable to speak Dutch without intertwining it with GratuitousFrench.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Dikke Herman, an obese child with glasses and buck teeth who is frequently and sometimes (but not always) undeservedly the victim of other people's violence.
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Balthazar, an incompetent villain who is more a nuisance than a help to his fellow criminals.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Averell Dalton, a dumb and hungry outlaw who is always a source for Joe's irritation and anger.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Becassine}}'': Bécassine, whose naivité and clumsiness makes her somewhat of TheWoobie too.
* ''ComicBook/{{Cubitus}}'': Balthazar the neighbour cat. Cubitus always thinks up crafty ways to find an excuse to beat him up. Though, the cat often deserves it and Cubitus himself sometimes gets his comeuppance.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes'': Olivier B. Bommel, whose impulsiveness always gets him in trouble. Marquis de Canteclaer looks down upon him because Bommel is beneath his noble heritage and Officer Bulle Bas always suspects Bommel to be the suspect of every possible crime.
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* Cacofonix the bard in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' is the village punching bag. He gets beaten up whenever he tries to [[DreadfulMusician sing]], and quite often when he doesn't even try to sing, such as when Obelix accidentally uprooted his house. At the end of most stories he's BoundAndGagged. He tends to do better when he saves the day in some way (like in ''Asterix and the Normans''), or when the village is doing badly - a particularly sad sequence in ''The Roman Agent'' shows Cacofonix, who has not been involved in the events of the story so far, sitting at the feast table like he rarely gets to but, because the village is now consumed with suspicion and paranoia, feeling like he's on his own. Though, at the same time, when Cacofonix is under threat of the Romans, like in ''Asterix the Gladiator'' and ''The Mansion of the Gods'' the villagers do everything to rescue and/or defend him.
* Walter The Softy and Cuthbert Cringeworthy from ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' have to undergo torment, harassment and bullying that would destroy any normal boy their age.
** To say nothing of Calamity James!
* ''ComicStrip/{{Becassine}}'': Bécassine, whose naivité and clumsiness makes her somewhat of TheWoobie too.
%%* Sonny Tuckson from the ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'' series.
* ''ComicBook/{{Cubitus}}'': Balthazar the neighbour cat. Cubitus always thinks up crafty ways to find an excuse to beat him up. Though, the cat often deserves it and Cubitus himself sometimes gets his comeuppance.
* ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': Balthazar, an incompetent villain who is more a nuisance than a help to his fellow criminals.
%%* Corporal Udo Schmidt from ''ComicBook/TheDesertPeach''.
%%* Iggy from ''ComicStrip/DogsOfCKennel''.
* Peter Fox was proven to be the Butt Monkey of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' by the strip's first week.
* Manhog from ''ComicBook/{{Frank}}''. He is shown to be quite bitter about his lot in life but is usually too stupid to fix anything about it.
* Jon Arbuckle of {{Garfield}} is an extreme example, as seen to the right.
* Hacken from Comicbook/{{Hitman}}, perhaps the best defining moment of his crappy luck was when the characters were fighting their way out of an aquarium full of zombie sea animals (Long Story) he gets his hand bitten by a baby seal and in panic chops it of only to find out a few scenes later that these zombies arenít contagious, cue to panel of him staring sadly at his new stump.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Filiberke, who is often ridiculed by Flip and put down by Jommeke for his often bizarre role-playing, like pretending to be a kangaroo.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'': Averell Dalton, a dumb and hungry outlaw who is always a source for Joe's irritation and anger.
* One of the last good things about ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' after all its old regular artists and writers started dying like flies, Monroe's title character is a definite example of a Butt Monkey, with ridiculously neglectful parents, a cruel bully who constantly leaves him battered and bloody, his only friend is a nerdy toadlike kid who is the only person liked even less than him, and any spot of hope for him is usually destroyed by the end of the story.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Meneer Pheip, a HenpeckedHusband who is domineered by his wife, but also ridiculed by the others for being arrogant and unable to speak Dutch without intertwining it with GratuitousFrench.
* Charlie Brown from ''{{Peanuts}}''. Woodstock and Snoopy have their moments as well.
** WordOfGod says that Charles Schulz based Charlie Brown's eternal pessimism and butt monkey qualities off himself. So Charlie Brown is an AuthorAvatar.
* Herr Starr from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' is the recipient of ever-increasing quantities of humiliating violence. As a child, he has one of his eyes put out and goes bald; during the plotline of the comic, he gets [[BlackComedyRape raped by a male prostitute]], has a large scar carved into his head (which makes it look like a [[FreudWasRight giant... Uh...]]), has one ear shot off, narrowly escapes cannibals who eat his leg, and finally has his genitals eaten by a Rottweiler, leading to his forlorn use of the phrase "my cock is in the bitch's mouth and not in a good way".
** And finally, to add insult to injury - literally - at the crescendo of his crusade of vengeance against Jesse Custer, he is handed prank binoculars and winds up addressing his troops for his final battle with black circles inked around his eyes.
** Though one wonders why a trained military man, who never goes unarmed, who is the second most powerful man in the entire WORLD...could get overtaken by a male prostitute.
* ''ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke'': Agent 15 is always the foil of Quick and Flupke's jokes.
* Brainy Smurf of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' is the village's butt monkey.
* Erica Pierce from ''[[ComicBook/DoctorSolar Solar, Man of the Atom]]'' is a rather unlucky woman. First off, she was with Solar when he had his accident in the reactor which gave her powers as well (she doesn't notice...at first), she later tries to have sex with the titular Solar but is turned down, Solar takes Erica with him outside the universe where she ends up cracking up do to her self-esteem issues, she tries to kill Solar due to the previous trip, Solar later on goes haywire which results in the universe being sucked into a black hole, [[spoiler: she survives along with Solar, both of them being sent into a new universe]]. In the new universe, it's revealed that Erica (a another one albeit the same) has a abusive husband who impregnated her, said baby coming to life with powers similar to Solar, the baby ends up killing herself due to its power which traumatizes Erica even more, and finally she kills her husband in a fit of rage. [[spoiler: She is then killed by the Erica from the previous universe, who takes her son Albert with her into hiding]].
* Tails in the Fleetway ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic''. He's frequently the victim of Sonic's "[[{{Jerkass}} strange sense of humour]]" and the people he rescues tend to complain that [[ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike they wanted to be saved by Sonic]].
* In ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'', Whenever the Grey spy makes the scene, the black and white spies lose every time. When she isn't present, though, whenever one spy wins, the other looks fitting for this trope. But since the victor alternates, this randomly switches.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Lambik, who is always beaten up, falling down or ridiculed by the others for being vain and arrogant.
* Captain Haddock, Cuthbert Calculus and Thomson and Thompson are the Buttmonkeys from ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes'': Olivier B. Bommel, whose impulsiveness always gets him in trouble. Marquis de Canteclaer looks down upon him because Bommel is beneath his noble heritage and Officer Bulle Bas always suspects Bommel to be the suspect of every possible crime.
* Even ''Franchise/TheTransformers'' has a few in its setting. The {{Adorkable}} Autobot psychologist Rung is first introduced being as a friendless model-ship-building nerd getting beat up in a bar and thrown across a table. He's been mugged in an alleyway for effectively no reason by Brainstorm, threatened by Fortress Maximus, shot in the face by Swerve, forced to listen to Swerve apologize for 147 straight hours while in a coma, picked up by Swerve to beat an enemy spy unconscious, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking everyone forgets his name.]] The Decepticons get Nautilator, whose who is a both a complete loser and subject to a lot of comical mistreatment thanks to the fact that he's an underwater excavation specialist and part of the Decepticon aquatic strike force who both rusts and swims like an AMC Gremlin. He fulfills his function by accidentally sinking himself to the bottom of the ocean and stumbling across useful salvage while begging to be rescued by a team that would rather forget he exists. Both the [=TFWiki=] and our own have compared Nautilator to [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Doctor Zoidberg]], which says a lot.
* ''Transhuman'' by JonathanHickman has a group of literal butt-monkeys. That is they are supposedly the showcase for a new type of genetic modification designed to give you superpowers, yet upon being sent to recapture a group of escaped, enhanced intelligence monkeys, they are captured and anally raped these monkeys live on TV. People make jokes about this, even to their faces, for the rest of their lives. The genetic modifications eventually have horrible side effects as well.
* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Dikke Herman, an obese child with glasses and buck teeth who is frequently and sometimes (but not always) undeservedly the victim of other people's violence.


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* In the German comic ''ComicBook/{{Werner}}'': Meister Röhrich. %% This entry was added automatically by FELH2. In case the wording doesn't make sense, rewrite it as you like, remove this comment and tell this troper.
* Filler Bunny from various JhonenVasquez comics was created purely to entertain the audience by being tortured. Appropriately enough, at one point he has a monkey climb up his butt.
** Don't forget Todd (Squee) from Jhonen's comic ''{{Squee}}''; throughout the series, he gets frequently harassed by space aliens who want to probe him, a gigantic dust mite, and his cyborg-Grandpa; his parents continuously ignore him, the worst offender being his dad, who constantly says stuff like, "I haven't smiled since the day you were born" (at one point he's even seen watching a video of Squee's birth being played in reverse); his classmates constantly pick on him and laugh at him for no apparent reason whatsoever; his only real friends are Shmee (his stuffed bear), Pepito (the son of Satan), and Johnny (Nny); heck, [[spoiler:at the end of the series, his parents place him in a mental institution!]]
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** In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Hank and TheWasp were the only founding Avengers not featured in [[Film/TheAvengers the movie]], and it's been confirmed that the upcoming ''Film/AntMan'' movie is not about Hank, but instead features Scott Lang as the lead. That being said, it's {{Subverted}} this time around, as Hank is portrayed as a CoolOldGuy EccentricMentor to Scott.

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** In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, Hank and TheWasp ComicBook/TheWasp were the only founding Avengers not featured in [[Film/TheAvengers the movie]], ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie, and it's been confirmed that the upcoming ''Film/AntMan'' movie is not about Hank, but instead features Scott Lang as the lead. That being said, it's {{Subverted}} this time around, as Hank is portrayed as a CoolOldGuy EccentricMentor to Scott.
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