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14th Apr '17 5:13:34 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Mariko, a younger and potentially more powerful Diclonius, has spent her whole life as a lab rat. Her mother fell victim to DeathByChildbirth, her father is the head scientist of an organization that experiments on her fellow Sylphelits, and Mariko herself cannot walk any longer and is said to have ''several'' {{explosive leash}}es in her body. Unsurprisingly, [[EnfanteTerrible she's not]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction much more]] [[AxCrazy stable]] than the aforementioned Lucy.

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** Mariko, a younger and potentially more powerful Diclonius, has spent her whole life as a lab rat. Her mother fell victim to DeathByChildbirth, her father is the head scientist of an organization that ''horribly'' experiments on her fellow Sylphelits, Diclonius, and Mariko herself cannot walk any longer and is said to have ''several'' {{explosive leash}}es in her body. Unsurprisingly, [[EnfanteTerrible she's not]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction much more]] [[AxCrazy stable]] than the aforementioned Lucy.
14th Apr '17 5:11:36 PM GlitteringFlowers
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%%* ''Manga/ElfenLied'''s Lucy, Mariko, and Bandou.

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%%* * ''Manga/ElfenLied'''s Lucy, Mariko, and Bandou.Bandou.
** Lucy [[spoiler: (real name: Kaede)]] is a Diclonius, a member of an all-female race with enormous PsychicPowers that make them hated and feared. Lucy was bullied and abused by near everyone in an OrphanageOfLove, killed her tormentors, then snapped ''again'' and shattered the life of one the first persons who were kind to her, and spent literally years in a straitjacket. Logically, when she finds herself free [[FullFrontalAssault bloodily escapes]], the poor girl is... [[SplitPersonality NOT very]] [[AxCrazy well in]] [[BrokenBird the head.]]
** Mariko, a younger and potentially more powerful Diclonius, has spent her whole life as a lab rat. Her mother fell victim to DeathByChildbirth, her father is the head scientist of an organization that experiments on her fellow Sylphelits, and Mariko herself cannot walk any longer and is said to have ''several'' {{explosive leash}}es in her body. Unsurprisingly, [[EnfanteTerrible she's not]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction much more]] [[AxCrazy stable]] than the aforementioned Lucy.
** Bandou is, to put it simply, a JerkAss. He's a self-admitted PsychoforHire who takes lots of pleasure in fighting and beating the shit oput of people and Dicloniuses, and isn't much more pleasant when off-duty. But then he meets a girl named Mayu, and while he doesn't fully change his attitude, he starts protecting her...



** Satsuki Kiryuin is the EvilOverlord of Honnouji Academy, with a SocialDarwinist outlook on life. However, her backstory is disturbing, to say the least. When she was a child, her parents [[spoiler: tried to infuse her DNA with Life Fibers, which failed on her]]. After which they decided to [[spoiler: try it on her baby sister, and when it seemingly failed on her]], her mother Ragyo [[spoiler:decided to throw her into the trash chute]]. Her father, Soichiro[[spoiler:, upon finding out that the baby was still alive, abandoned Satsuki in order to protect the baby, but not before he left her with a mission to kill Ragyo]], which transformed her into the cynical despot she is today. Soon afterwards, Satsuki became [[AbusiveParents her mother's]] [[ParentalIncest plaything]]. It's implied that she dealt with Ragyo's abuse for thirteen years, and it's also implied that she could've been much worse[[spoiler:, as seen with Nui Harime]].

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** Satsuki Kiryuin is the EvilOverlord of Honnouji Academy, with a SocialDarwinist outlook on life. However, her backstory is disturbing, to say the least. When she was a child, her parents [[spoiler: tried to infuse her DNA with Life Fibers, which failed on her]]. After which they decided to [[spoiler: try it on her baby sister, and when it seemingly failed on her]], her mother Ragyo [[spoiler:decided to throw her said baby sister into the trash chute]]. Her father, Soichiro[[spoiler:, upon finding out that the baby was still alive, abandoned Satsuki in order to protect the baby, baby and herself, but not before he left her with a mission to kill Ragyo]], which transformed her into the cynical despot she is today. Soon afterwards, Satsuki became [[AbusiveParents her mother's]] [[ParentalIncest plaything]]. It's implied that she dealt with Ragyo's abuse for thirteen years, and it's also implied that she could've been much worse[[spoiler:, as seen with Nui Harime]].



** Nui can be surprisingly sympathetic when you [[FridgeHorror think]] [[Fridge/KilllaKill about it.]] She's still irredeemably evil, but it is not hard to see how she got that way: [[spoiler: she knows she isn't made to last and just wants to spend her limited life enjoying it. Sure, her way of enjoying it amounts to doing horrible, messed up things to people, but it's still sad. Further, she was raised solely by Ragyo, without a positive influence like Isshin in her life. Given how enthusiastic Satsuki was about wearing Junketsu before her father revealed the truth to her, as well as the way Ragyo [[MindRape Mind Raped]] Ryuko by implanting memories of a childhood raised by her, it can make you wonder if Nui is inherently evil, or if she could have turned out just like her "sisters" if she had been given the chance.]]

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** Nui can be surprisingly sympathetic when you [[FridgeHorror think]] thinking]] [[Fridge/KilllaKill about it.]] She's still irredeemably evil, but it is not hard to see how she got that way: [[spoiler: she knows she isn't made to last and just wants to spend her limited life enjoying it. Sure, her way of enjoying it amounts to doing horrible, messed up things to people, but it's still sad. Further, she was raised solely by Ragyo, without a positive influence like Isshin in her life. Given how enthusiastic Satsuki was about wearing Junketsu before her father revealed the truth to her, as well as the way Ragyo [[MindRape Mind Raped]] Ryuko by implanting memories of a childhood raised by her, it can make you people wonder if Nui is inherently evil, or if she could have turned out just like her "sisters" if she had been given the chance.]]



** Of the Tsukiyama family clan we have Shuu Tsukiyama himself: He chows down on living people and ghouls if they should satiate his taste and becomes a StalkerWithACrush to Kaneki including threatening to kill people who interfere with this. However, his AngstComa going into the sequel manga is quite heartbreaking and occured because Kaneki left him and he believed he had died, which resulted in him nearly starving himself to death and becoming a danger to his family whenever he would lose control. He also seems to take over Kaneki's position at being the target of the TraumaCongaLine in the sequel.
*** Kanae, who is Tsukiyama's cousin, is a callous young man [[spoiler: later turned out to be a young girl named Karen]] who looks down on everyone. He secretly hates Sasaki and others for having Tsukiyama's attention and tries to make their life hell. However, he has to deal with his feelings for Tsukiyama being unrequited. He openly harms himself when fretting about his love for Tsukiyama and devotion to his masters and varies between longing for Tsukiyama to get better and not be unstable anymore and return his feelings and wanting Tsukiyama to remain ill so he would be dependent on him. Eto ends up torturing him psychologically when he's vulnerable by telling him unsettling truths about himself he can't deny, [[EyeScream sewing his eyes open]], and sewing his lips into a GlasgowGrin. This causes him considerable SanitySlippage and causes him to go on a murderous rampage ending when [[spoiler: Sasaki decapitates him]]. Although he cuts off Sasaki's arm in his jealousy and madness and tries to kill him Sasaki returns the beating in kind. He then tosses Tsukiyama to his death, but [[spoiler: Kanae saves him at the cost of her own life right after Tsukiyama acknowledged her feelings for him]].

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** Of the Tsukiyama family clan we have clan, there's Shuu Tsukiyama himself: himself. He chows down on living people and ghouls if they should satiate his taste and becomes a StalkerWithACrush to Kaneki Kaneki, including threatening to kill people who interfere with this. However, his AngstComa going into in the sequel manga is quite heartbreaking and occured because [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Kaneki left him and he believed he had died, died]], which resulted in him nearly starving himself to death and becoming a danger to his family whenever he would lose control. He also seems to take over Kaneki's position at being the target of the TraumaCongaLine in the sequel.
*** Kanae, who is Tsukiyama's cousin, Kanae von Rosenwald, is a callous young man [[spoiler: later turned out to be a young girl named Karen]] who looks down on everyone. He secretly hates Sasaki and others for having Tsukiyama's attention and tries to make their life hell. However, he has to deal with his feelings for Tsukiyama being unrequited. He openly harms himself when fretting about his love for Tsukiyama and devotion to his masters and varies between longing for Tsukiyama to get better and not be unstable anymore and return his feelings and wanting Tsukiyama to remain ill so he would be dependent on him. Eto ends up torturing him psychologically when he's vulnerable by telling him unsettling truths about himself he can't deny, [[EyeScream sewing his eyes open]], and sewing his lips into a GlasgowGrin. This causes him considerable SanitySlippage and causes him to go on a murderous rampage ending when [[spoiler: Sasaki decapitates him]]. Although he cuts off Sasaki's arm in his jealousy and madness and tries to kill him Sasaki returns the beating in kind. He then tosses Tsukiyama to his death, but [[spoiler: Kanae saves him at the cost of her own life right after Tsukiyama acknowledged her feelings for him]].
14th Apr '17 4:48:20 PM GlitteringFlowers
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*** She got it even worse in Part II, yes she is the same girl that clings to Sasuke despite him constantly acting like a jerk and tried to kill her twice, make a false confession to Naruto as well as suffering from a bad case of AesopAmnesia at times but no matter how much she tried to train to keep up with them, she is looked down upon by fans and other ninjas simply because compared to Kakashi, Naruto and Sasuke, she is completely neglected by the author to the point that could not [[CantCatchUp catch up with them]].

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*** She got it even worse in Part II, yes she is the same girl that clings to Sasuke despite him constantly acting like a jerk and tried to kill her twice, make a false confession to Naruto in a well-intentioned yet misguided attempt to save him from more suffer as well as suffering from a bad case of AesopAmnesia at times times... but no matter how much she tried to train to keep up with them, she is looked down upon by fans and other ninjas simply because compared to Kakashi, Naruto and Sasuke, she is completely neglected by the author to the point that could not almost [[CantCatchUp unable to catch up with them]].



* On one hand, Yong-bi Kim was a survivor of the horrifying Korean War at quite the young age, [[spoiler: saw his mother die in front of his very eyes, and later killed his father due to a terrible mistake.]] But on the other hand, his sordid past clearly gives him a sense of entitlement; it makes him feel that he's better than anyone else in the sport, looks down on boxing as just a game that shouldn't be treated with any passion just because there are ''rules'' in the sport, and looks down on Joe especially for struggling with his weight, just because nobody else he knows had to go through what he did. ''Not a good way to win sympathy points''.

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* ** On one hand, Yong-bi Kim was a survivor of the horrifying Korean War at quite the young age, [[spoiler: saw his mother die in front of his very eyes, and later killed his father due to a terrible mistake.]] But on the other hand, his sordid past clearly gives him a sense of entitlement; it makes him feel that he's better than anyone else in the sport, looks down on boxing as just a game that shouldn't be treated with any passion just because there are ''rules'' in the sport, and looks down on Joe especially for struggling with his weight, just because nobody else he knows had to go through what he did. ''Not a good way to win sympathy points''.
1st Mar '17 7:17:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'''s Shizuo Heiwajima. Underneath the HairTriggerTemper and violent, vending-machine-throwing rages is a guy with a severe impulse control disorder that knows fully well that his behavior and strength hurts other people, [[IAmAMonster hates himself for it]], and [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants nothing more than to be able to stop and control himself]], but has no idea how.

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* ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'''s ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'''s Shizuo Heiwajima. Underneath the HairTriggerTemper and violent, vending-machine-throwing rages is a guy with a severe impulse control disorder that knows fully well that his behavior and strength hurts other people, [[IAmAMonster hates himself for it]], and [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants nothing more than to be able to stop and control himself]], but has no idea how.
22nd Feb '17 6:02:39 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* [[spoiler:Charlotte de Polignac]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. On one hand she's a huge SpoiledBrat. On the other hand, she went through a ''very'' heartbreaking BreakTheCutie progress [[spoiler: after her mother forced her into an ArrangedMarriage to a very creepy old man, which totally broke her mind and caused her to commit suicide by falling off the balcony.]]

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* [[spoiler:Charlotte de Polignac]] from ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''. On one hand she's a huge SpoiledBrat. SpoiledBrat who treats [[spoiler: her unknown big sister]] Rosalie like crap when she has done nothing to deserve it. On the other hand, she went goes through a ''very'' heartbreaking BreakTheCutie progress [[spoiler: after her mother forced forces her into an ArrangedMarriage to a very creepy old man, which totally broke [[TheOphelia breaks her mind mind]] and caused causes her to commit suicide by falling jumping off the balcony.balcony, as she laughs and cries about how she wants to stay pure and not marry.]]



** Another addition from the sequel is the WalkingSpoiler, [[spoiler:Seidou Takizawa]]. He's essentially a killing machine that gleefully murders RedShirts left and right, and even brutally torments and tortures Sasaki at length. But the implications of what transformed him into his current state are [[NightmareFuel beyond horrific]]. [[spoiler:During the two year TimeSkip between series, Aogiri transformed the former PluckyComicRelief into a monster through torture severe enough to turn his hair white and make him incapable of feeling pain, forced the MamasBoy to ''[[SelfMadeOrphan eat his parents]]'', and drove him insane through making him an incomplete [[CannibalismSuperpower Kakuja]]. And all of this happened because he wanted to protect his family, and broke formation to go save his friend]]. He's in the running for most tragic character in the series, as a result.
** Of the Tsukiyama family clan we have Tuskiyama himself: He chows down on living people and ghouls if they should satiate his taste and becomes a StalkerWithACrush to Kaneki including threatening to kill people who interfere with this. However, his AngstComa going into the sequel manga is quite heartbreaking and occured because Kaneki left him and he believed he had died which resulted in him nearly starving himself to death and becoming a danger to his family whenever he would loose control. He also seems to take over Kaneki's position at being the target of the TraumaCongaLine in the sequel.

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** Another addition from the sequel is the WalkingSpoiler, [[spoiler:Seidou Takizawa]]. He's essentially a killing machine that gleefully murders RedShirts left and right, and even brutally torments and tortures Sasaki at length. But the implications of what transformed him into his current state are [[NightmareFuel beyond horrific]]. [[spoiler:During the two year TimeSkip between series, Aogiri transformed the former PluckyComicRelief into a monster through torture and rape severe enough to turn his hair white and make him incapable of feeling pain, forced the MamasBoy to ''[[SelfMadeOrphan eat his parents]]'', and drove him insane through making him an incomplete [[CannibalismSuperpower Kakuja]]. And all of this happened because he wanted to protect his family, and broke formation to go save his friend]]. He's in the running for most tragic character in the series, as a result.
** Of the Tsukiyama family clan we have Tuskiyama Shuu Tsukiyama himself: He chows down on living people and ghouls if they should satiate his taste and becomes a StalkerWithACrush to Kaneki including threatening to kill people who interfere with this. However, his AngstComa going into the sequel manga is quite heartbreaking and occured because Kaneki left him and he believed he had died died, which resulted in him nearly starving himself to death and becoming a danger to his family whenever he would loose lose control. He also seems to take over Kaneki's position at being the target of the TraumaCongaLine in the sequel.



** Yuri "Yurio" Plisetsky is a rude BrattyHalfPint whose treatment of Yuri and Victor is sometimes sheer cruelty. He is also a very lonely kid who only got his first friend by the age of 15, is the sole provider for his family ''and'' is clearly aware that he's reaching a critical point in his career as a whole (he's going through puberty and is aware that the chances it'll bring to his body might ruin his [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous appeal]], which is one of his main catches as an ice skater), which explains his drive to win.

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** Yuri "Yurio" Plisetsky is a rude BrattyHalfPint whose treatment of Yuri Yuuri and Victor is sometimes sheer cruelty. He is also a very lonely kid who only got his first friend by the age of 15, is all but stated to have been raised solely by his grandfather (one of the few people he's affectionate to), is the sole provider for his family ''and'' is clearly aware that he's reaching a critical point in his career as a whole (he's going through puberty and is aware that the chances it'll bring to his body might ruin his [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous appeal]], which is one of his main catches as an ice skater), which explains his drive and sheer ''despair'' to win.
22nd Feb '17 5:58:03 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Ryuuhi Kin from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. On one hand he has a genuinely terrible DarkAndTroubledPast - it really sucks to barely survive the brutal Korean War as a StreetUrchin, to [[spoiler:have your mom become a casualty of the Korean War in front of your very eyes]] ''and'' to [[spoiler:accidentally kill your father.]] But on the other hand, said sordid past clearly gives him a sense of entitlement; it makes him feel that he's better than anyone else in the sport, looks down on boxing as just a game that shouldn't be treated with any passion just because there are rules in the sport, and looks down on Joe especially for struggling with his weight, just because nobody else he knows had to go through what he did. ''Not a good way to win sympathy points.''

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* Ryuuhi Kin from ''Manga/AshitaNoJoe''. '''Manga/AshitaNoJoe'' has two:
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On one hand he has hand, Yong-bi Kim was a genuinely terrible DarkAndTroubledPast - it really sucks to barely survive survivor of the brutal horrifying Korean War as a StreetUrchin, to [[spoiler:have your mom become a casualty of at quite the Korean War young age, [[spoiler: saw his mother die in front of your his very eyes]] ''and'' eyes, and later killed his father due to [[spoiler:accidentally kill your father.a terrible mistake.]] But on the other hand, said his sordid past clearly gives him a sense of entitlement; it makes him feel that he's better than anyone else in the sport, looks down on boxing as just a game that shouldn't be treated with any passion just because there are rules ''rules'' in the sport, and looks down on Joe especially for struggling with his weight, just because nobody else he knows had to go through what he did. ''Not a good way to win sympathy points.''points''.
** Joe Yabuki himself becomes this during the prison arc when it looks like Danpei has given up on him for Aoyama. He's pretty much all alone and surrounded by people who really want to see him get hurt at that point. [[spoiler:Of course, it gets better when it turns out to have been a SecretTestOfCharacter.]] Hell, Joe in general can be this before he (mostly) drops the {{Jerkass}} part; at the end of the day he's still a runaway orphan with trust issues and who, until meeting Danpei and his TrueCompanions, had never really experienced any real kindness.
16th Jan '17 5:38:32 AM Oecchi
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** Yuri "Yurio" Plisetsky is a rude BrattyHalfPint whose treatment of Yuri and Victor is sometimes sheer cruelty. He is also a very lonely kid who only got his first friend by the age of 15, is the sole provider for his family ''and'' is clearly aware that he's reaching a critical point in his career as a whole (he's going through puberty and is aware that the chances it'll bring to his body might ruin his [[DudeLooksLikeALady girlish appeal]], which is one of his main catches as an ice skater), which explains his drive to win.
** Jean-Jacques might be an InsufferableGenius who makes sure to guarantee everybody knows he is, or at least sees himself as, better than everybody else, but in episode 11 [[spoiler:the pressure of the Grand Prix Finals finally gets to him, his fear of the younger, more talented skaters and the older, more experience ones, together with the amount of pressure he puts in himself leads him to fumble all his jumps and eventually get a score so low, he can no longer win. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Yet, all his fans and specially his girlfriend keep cheering him on and screaming his name even after his low score.]]]]

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** Yuri "Yurio" Plisetsky is a rude BrattyHalfPint whose treatment of Yuri and Victor is sometimes sheer cruelty. He is also a very lonely kid who only got his first friend by the age of 15, is the sole provider for his family ''and'' is clearly aware that he's reaching a critical point in his career as a whole (he's going through puberty and is aware that the chances it'll bring to his body might ruin his [[DudeLooksLikeALady girlish [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous appeal]], which is one of his main catches as an ice skater), which explains his drive to win.
** Jean-Jacques might be an InsufferableGenius who makes sure to guarantee everybody knows he is, or at least sees himself as, better than everybody else, but in episode 11 [[spoiler:the pressure of the Grand Prix Finals finally gets to him, his him. His fear of the younger, more talented skaters and the older, more experience experienced ones, together with the amount of pressure he puts in himself himself, leads him to fumble all his jumps and eventually get a score so low, he can no longer win. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Yet, all his fans and specially his girlfriend keep cheering him on and screaming his name even after his low score.]]]]
3rd Jan '17 8:06:45 PM JRads47
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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'':
** Kurome, much like her sister, was sold to the Empire at birth and endured many horrors while being trained as an assassin. Unlike Akame, she was not chosen as an elite and was forced to take a PsychoSerum, which took a toll on her psyche and would eventually kill her. Without her sister, Kurome ended up a remorseless {{Yandere}} who gets a kick out of murder who, despite everything, still loves her sister.
** Mine is introduced as an InsufferableGenius and a {{Tsundere}} who loves teasing Tatsumi. It's also implied that this tsundere nature developed from her childhood, when she was ostracized for having foreign blood. In the main story proper, her closest friend is killed by a psychopath, and after [[DefrostingIceQueen shedding most of her jerkass traits]], [[spoiler:she falls into a coma in order to save Tatsumi]].
30th Dec '16 6:27:40 PM Dechstreme
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** Saito was kidnapped from his world, treated sub-humanly, made into a slave for a bratty, over-privileged little girl, and had his mind screwed with magically (though he doesn't know it).
30th Dec '16 2:37:57 AM BlacKat
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%%* Gareki of ''Manga/{{Karneval}}''.

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%%* * Gareki of ''Manga/{{Karneval}}''.from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' has a terrible past where he was first sold to slavers by his own parents, then had to watch his loving adoptive family fall apart. Doesn't stop him from being a jerk, though he does seem to have a soft spot for [[HeroicAlbino Nai]].
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