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28th Nov '15 12:01:57 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': [[spoiler:Poor Boggs. His life is a string of tribulations, from Katniss puking all over him to Gale breaking his nose to getting his legs blown off and dying horribly. The closest he comes to complaining is a sigh when Katniss pukes on him.]]
16th Nov '15 2:07:39 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', nothing goes well for Al. He is too afraid of hurting others to actually fight during the first phase of initiation, the fear serum destroys his mind in the second phase, he's attracted to a girl who'd much rather prefer their instructor, when he messes up said girl refuses to forgive him, [[spoiler:and he commits suicide]].
3rd Oct '15 3:09:35 PM Milarqui
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** The people of the Riverlands suffer the most in the war. Their lands have been ravaged by the Lannisters who had House Clegane and the [[PsychoForHire Bloody Murmurs]] pillage every settlement in their path, leaving the Riverlands into a corpse filled wasteland.

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** The people of the Riverlands suffer the most in the war. Their lands have been ravaged by the Lannisters who had House Clegane and the [[PsychoForHire Bloody Murmurs]] Mummers]] pillage every settlement in their path, leaving the Riverlands into a corpse filled wasteland.
30th Jul '15 7:26:04 PM igordebraga
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** Life just seems to hate Severus Snape; his past isn't a cakewalk, to say the least.

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** Life just seems to hate [[TragicVillain Severus Snape; Snape]]; his past isn't a cakewalk, to say the least.least.
** Ron's favorite [[FictionalSport Quidditch]] team, the Chudley Cannons, are comparable to most teams in [[ButtMonkey/{{Sports}} the Sports page]]. Once the Cannons' drought reached 80 years, their motto "We shall conquer" was changed to "Let's all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best". [[http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/2007/07/30/j-k-rowling-web-chat-transcript/ J.K. Rowling herself]] said the Cannons' only chance at a title would be to "replace the entire team and down several cauldrons of [[GoodLuckCharm Felix Felicis]]".
2nd Jun '15 3:53:47 PM Temmere
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* In Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder novel ''The Sins of the Fathers'', a young woman is raped and murdered by her male roommate, who is then immediately caught (covered in blood) by the police and hangs himself in his cell a day later. The woman's stepfather, who had been out of touch with her for a few years, hires Scudder to look into her life because he needs to understand how the crime happened (and the police, with such an open-and-shut case, have no reason to look into the circumstances any further). Scudder talks with a friend in the police department, and they both agree the stepfather is a "poor bastard." The cop points out how, even though a long police investigation and trial can be hard on a murder victim's family, it also gives them something to focus on while they adjust to the idea that their loved one is gone. But this stepfather just has everything -- his stepdaughter is dead, the killer is caught, and the killer is now dead too -- dumped on him all at once and has no idea how to deal with any of it.

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* In Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder Literature/MatthewScudder novel ''The Sins of the Fathers'', a young woman is raped and murdered by her male roommate, who is then immediately caught (covered in blood) by the police and hangs himself in his cell a day later. The woman's stepfather, who had been out of touch with her for a few years, hires Scudder to look into her life because he needs to understand how the crime happened (and the police, with such an open-and-shut case, have no reason to look into the circumstances any further). Scudder talks with a friend in the police department, and they both agree the stepfather is a "poor bastard." The cop points out how, even though a long police investigation and trial can be hard on a murder victim's family, it also gives them something to focus on while they adjust to the idea that their loved one is gone. But this stepfather just has everything -- his stepdaughter is dead, the killer is caught, and the killer is now dead too -- dumped on him all at once and has no idea how to deal with any of it.
11th Jan '15 2:18:51 AM direguy
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** The people of the Riverlands suffer the most in the war. Their lands have been ravaged by the Lannisters who had House Clegane and the [[PsychoForHire Bloody Murmurs]] pillage every settlement in their path, leaving the Riverlands into a corpse filled wasteland.
26th Oct '14 5:27:48 PM Temmere
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* In Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder novel ''The Sins of the Fathers'', a young woman is raped and murdered by her male roommate, who is then immediately caught (covered in blood) by the police and hangs himself in his cell a day later. The woman's stepfather, who had been out of touch with her for a few years, hires Scudder to look into her life because he needs to understand how the crime happened (and the police, with such an open-and-shut case, have no reason to look into the circumstances any further). Scudder talks with a friend in the police department, and they both agree the stepfather is a "poor bastard." The cop points out how, even though a long police investigation and trial can be hard on a murder victim's family, it also gives them something to focus on while they adjust to the idea that their loved one is gone. But this stepfather just has everything -- his stepdaughter is dead, the killer is caught, and the killer is now dead too -- dumped on him all at once and has no idea how to deal with any of it.
14th Oct '14 6:13:30 PM rt2012
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* The titular character in ''Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day''.
5th Sep '14 1:54:14 PM Keys2theARC
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** [[PluckyComicRelief Vaurien Scapegrace and his minion Thrasher]] are nothing but this. They don't actually affect the plot in any way, and keep showing up just to get humiliated by the heroes, or other villains.

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** [[PluckyComicRelief Vaurien Scapegrace and his minion Thrasher]] are nothing but this. They don't actually affect the plot in any way, and keep showing up just to get humiliated by the heroes, or other villains. [[ThrowTheDogABone Things do start to go their way though in the final book.]]
21st Aug '14 10:06:21 AM Keys2theARC
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** [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Vaurien Scapegrace and his minion Thrasher]] are nothing but this. They don't actually affect the plot in any way, and keep showing up just to get humiliated by the heroes, or other villains.

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** [[ThoseTwoBadGuys [[PluckyComicRelief Vaurien Scapegrace and his minion Thrasher]] are nothing but this. They don't actually affect the plot in any way, and keep showing up just to get humiliated by the heroes, or other villains.
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