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29th May '18 6:10:14 PM IukaSylvie
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** The zombies count too [[spoilerall they want to do is help Norman put Agatha to rest. For their troubles, they get ripped apart, run over, stomped, slammed, and then the entire town attacks them. Although what they did was terrible, it's pretty clear that they're genuinely sorry]].

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** The zombies count too [[spoilerall [[spoiler:all they want to do is help Norman put Agatha to rest. For their troubles, they get ripped apart, run over, stomped, slammed, and then the entire town attacks them. Although what they did was terrible, it's pretty clear that they're genuinely sorry]].
29th May '18 6:09:45 PM IukaSylvie
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* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' seems to love this trope.
** [[spoiler:Agatha Prenderghast]], the DarkMagicalGirl who serves as Norman's EvilCounterpart. She was very vengeful to the townspeople for what they did to her[[spoiler:, but she was ostracized by everyone for her ability to [[ISeeDeadPeople talk to the dead]]]].
** The zombies count too [[spoilerall they want to do is help Norman put Agatha to rest. For their troubles, they get ripped apart, run over, stomped, slammed, and then the entire town attacks them. Although what they did was terrible, it's pretty clear that they're genuinely sorry]].
** Depending on your POV, Norman's father. Yeah, he's intolerant of Norman claiming to be able to communicate with ghosts and actually admits that he wishes his son was different. However, he knows that his son is ostracized by most of town due to his claimed ability to see and talk to ghosts (which makes them think Norman is either lying for attention or genuinely crazy), he honestly has no idea how to connect to his son, and Perry admits at one point that he's scared of Norman becoming just like Uncle Pendergast. His mother also died from an unspecified illness a few weeks before the events of the film and the fact that from his POV Norman is pretending that she's still around as a ghost isn't helping that much with his grief.
21st May '18 10:12:20 AM CanzetTheCoyote
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* The "Big Bad Fox" from the French animated film "Le grand méchant Renard et autres contes..." is basically the often mistreated sidekick of a more villainous and ruthless wolf. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain He tries so hard to make himself be feared by the farm animals but everyone either treats him like a joke or uses him as a punching bag or both.]] When some baby chicks imprint on him and think he's their mother, he at first acts mean to, tells them scary stories and rejects them but eventually warms up to them. His tearful expression when the real mother of the chicks shows up and refuses him visitation rights just makes you want to hug the poor, pathetic jerk of a fox.

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* The "Big Bad Fox" from the French animated film "Le [[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5851904/ Le grand méchant mechant Renard et autres contes..." ]] is basically the often mistreated sidekick of a more villainous and ruthless wolf. [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain He tries so hard to make himself be feared by the farm animals but everyone either treats him like a joke or uses him as a punching bag or both.]] When some baby chicks imprint on him and think he's their mother, he at first acts mean to, tells them scary stories and rejects them but eventually warms up to them. His tearful expression when the real mother of the chicks shows up and refuses him visitation rights just makes you want to hug the poor, pathetic jerk of a fox.
21st May '18 10:08:50 AM CanzetTheCoyote
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* The "Big Bad Fox" from the French animated film "Le grand méchant Renard et autres contes..." is basically the often mistreated sidekick of a more villainous and ruthless wolf. [[IneffectualSympatherticVillain He tries so hard to make himself be feared by the farm animals but everyone either treats him like a joke or uses him as a punching bag or both.]] When some baby chicks imprint on him and think he's their mother, he at first acts mean to, tells them scary stories and rejects them but eventually warms up to them. His tearful expression when the real mother of the chicks shows up and refuses him visitation rights just makes you want to hug the poor, pathetic jerk of a fox.

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* The "Big Bad Fox" from the French animated film "Le grand méchant Renard et autres contes..." is basically the often mistreated sidekick of a more villainous and ruthless wolf. [[IneffectualSympatherticVillain [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain He tries so hard to make himself be feared by the farm animals but everyone either treats him like a joke or uses him as a punching bag or both.]] When some baby chicks imprint on him and think he's their mother, he at first acts mean to, tells them scary stories and rejects them but eventually warms up to them. His tearful expression when the real mother of the chicks shows up and refuses him visitation rights just makes you want to hug the poor, pathetic jerk of a fox.
21st May '18 10:07:13 AM CanzetTheCoyote
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*The "Big Bad Fox" from the French animated film "Le grand méchant Renard et autres contes..." is basically the often mistreated sidekick of a more villainous and ruthless wolf. [[IneffectualSympatherticVillain He tries so hard to make himself be feared by the farm animals but everyone either treats him like a joke or uses him as a punching bag or both.]] When some baby chicks imprint on him and think he's their mother, he at first acts mean to, tells them scary stories and rejects them but eventually warms up to them. His tearful expression when the real mother of the chicks shows up and refuses him visitation rights just makes you want to hug the poor, pathetic jerk of a fox.
*Miss Friezenda, the angel ornament from the Christmas Special movie "Noel" acts like a complete bitch throughout the whole movie but her horrified reaction to getting thrown out for being too old of an ornament kind of makes her pitiful in a way.
11th May '18 6:19:37 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' has Stitch, after he's unable to fulfill his programming. Jumba comments at one point that Stitch must be so lonely without friends or family or even memories to look back on. The only person who is kind to him during this period is Lilo, which also means that Stitch later deals with the guilt of knowing that his antics and presence are putting a ton of strain on the family and leading to their breakup. Of course, the "jerkass" part is basically gone after his HeelFaceTurn.
3rd Apr '18 8:09:31 PM GlitterCat
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* Fidget from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' He's a criminal who definitely WouldHurtAChild but he's also a cripple who gets yelled at by Ratigan, is nearly eaten alive for leaving a clue behind, and gets tossed out of a blimp and falls into the Thames. Disney may have realizes this, as Disney Adventures magazine published a comic where Fidget is a young, sympathetic sidekick (with a sketchy background) who helps Olivia solve crimes.

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* Fidget from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' He's a criminal who definitely WouldHurtAChild but he's also a cripple who gets yelled at by Ratigan, is nearly eaten alive for leaving a clue behind, and gets tossed out of a blimp and falls into the Thames. Disney may have realizes realized this, as Disney Adventures magazine published a comic where Fidget is a young, sympathetic sidekick (with a sketchy background) who helps Olivia solve crimes.
3rd Apr '18 8:05:32 PM GlitterCat
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* Fidget from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' He's a criminal who definitely WouldHurtAChild but he's also a cripple who gets yelled at by Ratigan, is nearly eaten alive for leaving a clue behind, and gets tossed out of a blimp and falls into the Thames. Disney may have realizes this, as Disney Adventures magazine published a comic where Fidget is a young, sympathetic sidekick (with a sketchy background) who helps Olivia solve crimes.
9th Sep '17 4:45:59 PM Pichu-kun
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* The hyenas from ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Their hatred for the lions isn't such a surprise given how they were segregated by Mufasa and forced to live in a barren wasteland with barely any food. They support the main antagonist, Scar, who promises a better life for them (and also revenge against the ruling family who've caused them so much suffering). It's only later that they learn Scar is utterly inept as a ruler and is willing to sell them all out to save his own skin.
* ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' has Nuka. His father chooses an unrelated cub over him, he's portrayed as TheUnfavourite to his mother, and seems to be the ButtMonkey of Zira's pride. While he does want power, he also wants to gain the favor and attention of Zira, who is more concerned with Kovu. In the end, he dies trying to prove himself to his mother, ''and fails at that.'' He spends his last breath apologizing to Zira for failing, his death prompting one of the only displays of love and affection that Zira probably ever showed him.
* No trope could better describe the villain of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Tai Lung. He's a snarling, psychotic ArrogantKungFuGuy that every single character is terrified of, but his [[FreudianExcuse backstory]] engenders such sympathy that the [[WordOfGod creators themselves]] worried that they'd taken it too far.

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* ''Franchise/TheLionKing'':
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The hyenas from ''Disney/TheLionKing''. Their hatred for the lions isn't such a surprise given how they were segregated by Mufasa and forced to live in a barren wasteland with barely any food. They support the main antagonist, Scar, who promises a better life for them (and also revenge against the ruling family who've caused them so much suffering). It's only later that they learn Scar is utterly inept as a ruler and is willing to sell them all out to save his own skin.
* ** ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' has Nuka. His father chooses an unrelated cub over him, he's portrayed as TheUnfavourite to his mother, and seems to be the ButtMonkey of Zira's pride. While he does want power, he also wants to gain the favor and attention of Zira, who is more concerned with Kovu. In the end, he dies trying to prove himself to his mother, ''and fails at that.'' He spends his last breath apologizing to Zira for failing, his death prompting one of the only displays of love and affection that Zira probably ever showed him.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
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No trope could better describe the villain of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', the first film, Tai Lung. He's a snarling, psychotic ArrogantKungFuGuy that every single character is terrified of, but his [[FreudianExcuse backstory]] engenders such sympathy that the [[WordOfGod creators themselves]] worried that they'd taken it too far.



* [[spoiler: Prince Hans]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. [[spoiler: While WordOfGod has confirmed his comments to Anna regarding his brothers treatment of him was technically true, the book ''A Frozen Heart'' (which is technically canon in BroadStrokes) shows it was much worse - as he is the proverbial BlackSheep and ExtremeDoormat of his family. His father is an [[LackOfEmpathy extremely uncaring and cold-hearted man]] who regards his youngest son as [[TheUnfavorite a throwaway]] and [[ParentalNeglect encourages his other sons to bully and humiliate him his entire life]], leaving Hans to SelfHarm to deal with his emotional stress and implying he has clinical depression. Though his mother does love him, she is an ExtremeDoormat for her husband and older sons, unable to help Hans. His trip to Arendelle wasn't even his idea, but his brother Lars, the only one who was kind to him, suggested he become Elsa's suitor so that he can never return to the Southern Isles. However, his otherwise good intentions melted away when his desperation to never go home, desire to become a king and [[WellDoneSonGuy prove his worth to his family]] slowly cause him to become more and more of TheSociopath and nearly kill Elsa. When we see him in ''Disney/FrozenFever'', he's still in his princely clothes, but no longer as clean and elegant as it used to be, implying he has nothing else to wear as he shovels manure in the stables. Should he never return, he will never be able to redeem himself or leave the Hell he was desperate to escape.]]

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* [[spoiler: Prince Hans]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. [[spoiler: While WordOfGod has confirmed his comments to Anna regarding his brothers treatment of him was technically true, the book ''A Frozen Heart'' ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'' (which is technically canon in BroadStrokes) shows it was much worse - as he is the proverbial BlackSheep and ExtremeDoormat of his family. His father is an [[LackOfEmpathy extremely uncaring and cold-hearted man]] who regards his youngest son as [[TheUnfavorite a throwaway]] and [[ParentalNeglect encourages his other sons to bully and humiliate him his entire life]], leaving Hans to SelfHarm to deal with his emotional stress and implying he has clinical depression. Though his mother does love him, she is an ExtremeDoormat for her husband and older sons, unable to help Hans. His trip to Arendelle wasn't even his idea, but his brother Lars, the only one who was kind to him, suggested he become Elsa's suitor so that he can never return to the Southern Isles. However, his otherwise good intentions melted away when his desperation to never go home, desire to become a king and [[WellDoneSonGuy prove his worth to his family]] slowly cause him to become more and more of TheSociopath and nearly kill Elsa. When we see him in ''Disney/FrozenFever'', he's still in his princely clothes, but no longer as clean and elegant as it used to be, implying he has nothing else to wear as he shovels manure in the stables. Should he never return, he will never be able to redeem himself or leave the Hell he was desperate to escape.]]
3rd Aug '17 12:42:24 PM Njein
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* [[spoiler: Prince Hans]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. [[spoiler: WordOfGod is his comments to Anna regarding his brothers treatment of him was technically true, but the book ''A Frozen Heart'' (which is technically canon in BroadStrokes) shows it was much worse - as he is the proverbial BlackSheep and ExtremeDoormat of his family. His father is an [[LackOfEmpathy extremely uncaring and cold-hearted man]] who regards his youngest son as [[TheUnfavorite a throwaway]] and [[ParentalNeglect encourages his other sons to bully and humiliate him his entire life]], leaving Hans to SelfHarm to deal with his emotional stress and implying he has clinical depression. His mother does love him, but she is an ExtremeDoormat for her husband, unable to help Hans. His trip to Arendelle wasn't even his idea, his brother Lars, the only one who was kind to him, suggested he become Elsa's suitor so that he can never return to the Southern Isles. However, his otherwise good intentions melted away when his desperation to never go home, desire to become a king and [[WellDoneSonGuy prove his worth to his family]] cause him to become more and more of TheSociopath and nearly kill Elsa. When we see him in ''Disney/FrozenFever'', he's still in his princely clothes, but no longer as clean and elegant as it used to be, implying he has nothing else to wear as he shovels manure in the stables. Should he never return, he will never be able to redeem himself or leave the Hell he was desperate to escape.]]

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* [[spoiler: Prince Hans]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. [[spoiler: While WordOfGod is has confirmed his comments to Anna regarding his brothers treatment of him was technically true, but the book ''A Frozen Heart'' (which is technically canon in BroadStrokes) shows it was much worse - as he is the proverbial BlackSheep and ExtremeDoormat of his family. His father is an [[LackOfEmpathy extremely uncaring and cold-hearted man]] who regards his youngest son as [[TheUnfavorite a throwaway]] and [[ParentalNeglect encourages his other sons to bully and humiliate him his entire life]], leaving Hans to SelfHarm to deal with his emotional stress and implying he has clinical depression. His Though his mother does love him, but she is an ExtremeDoormat for her husband, husband and older sons, unable to help Hans. His trip to Arendelle wasn't even his idea, but his brother Lars, the only one who was kind to him, suggested he become Elsa's suitor so that he can never return to the Southern Isles. However, his otherwise good intentions melted away when his desperation to never go home, desire to become a king and [[WellDoneSonGuy prove his worth to his family]] slowly cause him to become more and more of TheSociopath and nearly kill Elsa. When we see him in ''Disney/FrozenFever'', he's still in his princely clothes, but no longer as clean and elegant as it used to be, implying he has nothing else to wear as he shovels manure in the stables. Should he never return, he will never be able to redeem himself or leave the Hell he was desperate to escape.]]
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