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28th Jan '16 1:07:37 PM TheNerevarine
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* [[BlondesAreEvil Phaidor]] in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is a cruel [[LightIsNotGood White Martian]] [[AlphaBitch princess]], member to a [[MasterRace supremacist]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] race of [[GodGuise god pretendants]] that promote a ReligionOfEvil to enslave all other Martian peoples. Yet, she had been ObliviouslyEvil about her people's ways, since they don't see nothing morally wrong with enslaving and devouring the lesser people, and is completely baffled when [[TheHero John Carter]] reacts appropriately disgusted. When she is [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty]] captured by her people's arch-enemies which would presumably lead her to AFateWorseThanDeath, she learns that her own people are victims to a similar ruse created by said enemies and all she had ever known was a lie, [[BreakTheHaughty doesn't take this revelation very well.]]
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* [[BlondesAreEvil Phaidor]] in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is a cruel [[LightIsNotGood White Martian]] [[AlphaBitch princess]], member to a [[MasterRace supremacist]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] race of [[GodGuise god pretendants]] that promote a ReligionOfEvil to enslave all other Martian peoples. Yet, she had been ObliviouslyEvil about her people's ways, since they don't see nothing morally wrong with enslaving and devouring the lesser people, and is completely baffled when [[TheHero John Carter]] reacts appropriately disgusted. When she is [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty]] [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty captured by her people's arch-enemies arch-enemies]], which would presumably lead her to AFateWorseThanDeath, she learns that her own people are victims to a similar ruse created by said enemies and all she had ever known was a lie, [[BreakTheHaughty doesn't take this revelation very well.]] well,]] breaking down into tears like a unhappy little girl. Even Carter can't help himself, but pity her, specially after she pleads to save her life and also [[VillainessesWantHeroes due to having a crush on him]], though she loses [[TheWoobie woobie]] points when [[{{Yandere}} she tries to murder Carter's wife in a fit of jealousy]] while they are both trapped inside the Temple of the Sun.
28th Jan '16 12:57:01 PM TheNerevarine
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* [[BlondesAreEvil Phaidor]] in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is a [[LightIsNotGood White Martian]] [[AlphaBitch princess]], member to a [[MasterRace supremacist]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] race of [[GodGuise god pretendants]] that promote a ReligionOfEvil to enslave all other Martian peoples. She also had been ObliviouslyEvil about her people's ways, since they don't see nothing wrong with enslaving and devouring the lesser people, and is completely baffled when [[TheHero John Carter]] reacts appropriately disgusted. When she is captured by her people's arch-enemies which would presumably lead her to AFateWorseThanDeath, she learns that her own people are victims to a similar ruse created by said enemies and all she had ever known was a lie, [[BreakTheHaughty doesn't take this revelation very well.]] Even Carter himself can't help but pity her.
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* [[BlondesAreEvil Phaidor]] in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is a cruel [[LightIsNotGood White Martian]] [[AlphaBitch princess]], member to a [[MasterRace supremacist]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] race of [[GodGuise god pretendants]] that promote a ReligionOfEvil to enslave all other Martian peoples. She also Yet, she had been ObliviouslyEvil about her people's ways, since they don't see nothing morally wrong with enslaving and devouring the lesser people, and is completely baffled when [[TheHero John Carter]] reacts appropriately disgusted. When she is [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty]] captured by her people's arch-enemies which would presumably lead her to AFateWorseThanDeath, she learns that her own people are victims to a similar ruse created by said enemies and all she had ever known was a lie, [[BreakTheHaughty doesn't take this revelation very well.]] Even Carter himself can't help but pity her.
28th Jan '16 12:48:19 AM TheNerevarine
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* [[BlondesAreEvil Phaidor]] in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' is a [[LightIsNotGood White Martian]] [[AlphaBitch princess]], member to a [[MasterRace supremacist]], [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] race of [[GodGuise god pretendants]] that promote a ReligionOfEvil to enslave all other Martian peoples. She also had been ObliviouslyEvil about her people's ways, since they don't see nothing wrong with enslaving and devouring the lesser people, and is completely baffled when [[TheHero John Carter]] reacts appropriately disgusted. When she is captured by her people's arch-enemies which would presumably lead her to AFateWorseThanDeath, she learns that her own people are victims to a similar ruse created by said enemies and all she had ever known was a lie, [[BreakTheHaughty doesn't take this revelation very well.]] Even Carter himself can't help but pity her.
3rd Dec '15 9:00:51 AM Anddrix
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ** Warden Donald Morgan. Presented throughout the series as an InspectorJavert out to frame the protagonist, and being an all-round unpleasant bastard, he was very easy to hate. Then, as the series moves on, the main character (and through him, the reader) finds out more about Morgan's background, to the extent that, by the end, even the main character, who has lived his entire life with Morgan as the ever-present embodiment of a system that hates him and literally wants him dead, and the noose around his neck, can bring himself to shed a few tears of sympathy. Morgan's TraumaCongaLine began with four years on the Western Front of WorldWarOne. After that, he spent a century walking the toughest beat of any police officer in existence, forever cut off from the person he loved more than anything, killing black magicians (many of whom were relatively innocent, but had to die due to the seductive nature of black magic) with very little in the way of respect or appreciation coming his way.
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ** ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Warden Donald Morgan. Presented throughout the series as an InspectorJavert out to frame the protagonist, and being an all-round unpleasant bastard, he was very easy to hate. Then, as the series moves on, the main character (and through him, the reader) finds out more about Morgan's background, to the extent that, by the end, even the main character, who has lived his entire life with Morgan as the ever-present embodiment of a system that hates him and literally wants him dead, and the noose around his neck, can bring himself to shed a few tears of sympathy. Morgan's TraumaCongaLine began with four years on the Western Front of WorldWarOne. After that, he spent a century walking the toughest beat of any police officer in existence, forever cut off from the person he loved more than anything, killing black magicians (many of whom were relatively innocent, but had to die due to the seductive nature of black magic) with very little in the way of respect or appreciation coming his way. * Marcie Miller from the ''Literature/HushHush'' series. Yes she's a bitch to Nora, but Nora and Vee constantly mock her for daring to have an active sex life and only be interested in casual dating. At one point, she's clearly horrified at the thought that Nora stole and read her diary (while Nora didn't read it, she ''did'' steal it to do so, and with Vee wanting to publish it in the school paper, no less!) Later, we find out that she's so resentful towards Nora because [[spoiler:Nora's mom seemed to be having an affair with her dad, and Nora was Marcie's illegitimate sister]]. In ''Silence'', she tries to help out her dad, only to be broken when she learns just how corrupt he actually is. In ''Finale'', she's clearly upset by how he's disappeared and most likely dead and no one else knows about it. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she was manipulated by Dante, out of jealousy that her father chose Nora as his successor over her]]. Oh, and we find out that this is because [[spoiler:Marcie is allegedly weak and sickly and was lucky to even survive birth. Because of this, she dies while in her late teens. Only ''seven people'' attend her funeral, including her mother. And Vee is of the opinion that she deserved this]].
16th Oct '15 8:00:54 AM Divra
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': ** Warden Donald Morgan. Presented throughout the series as an InspectorJavert out to frame the protagonist, and being an all-round unpleasant bastard, he was very easy to hate. Then, as the series moves on, the main character (and through him, the reader) finds out more about Morgan's background, to the extent that, by the end, even the main character, who has lived his entire life with Morgan as the ever-present embodiment of a system that hates him and literally wants him dead, and the noose around his neck, can bring himself to shed a few tears of sympathy. Morgan's TraumaCongaLine began with four years on the Western Front of WorldWarOne. After that, he spent a century walking the toughest beat of any police officer in existence, forever cut off from the person he loved more than anything, killing black magicians (many of whom were relatively innocent, but had to die due to the seductive nature of black magic) with very little in the way of respect or appreciation coming his way.
13th Oct '15 11:07:22 AM StFan
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* Mehridia from the ''{{Persepolis}}'' graphic novel. While Marjane's childhood flashbacks suggest that Mehridia was an unpleasant little girl (i.e., eating Marjane's food, ignoring Marjane to play on the swings), it's difficult not to pity her. Mehridia was born in a destitute village, then adopted by the Satrapis and taken far from her family. While the Satrapis did feed and clothe her, they kept her out of school and [[DeliberateValuesDissonance exploited her as an underage maid]]. Marjane's mother tried unsuccessfully to teach the girl how to read, suggesting that Mehridia may have had learning disabilities that went untreated. When she developed a crush on a neighborhood boy, Marjane's father thwarted her efforts to woo him. The adolescent Mehridia we see is illiterate, sheltered, and lonely.
11th Aug '15 1:07:55 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Marvin the Paranoid Android from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' is this, big time. He is [[TheEeyore manically depressed,]] SurroundedByIdiots, and his "brain the size of a planet" is ignored by the whole cast, who instead make him open doors and pick up papers. Not only that, but he's watched his only friend, a small rat, crawl into his knee cavity and die (he's afraid to this day that it's still in there); been left in a parking lot, all alone, for 576,000,003,579 years; left to die in a ship flying into a sun immediately afterwords; stuck walking in a circle for 1.5 billion years with no one to talk to but a living mattress who has the same conversation with him everyday due to it being so stupid; hooked up to a war computer and used as the target for bowling practice by the Krikkit robots; as well as being 37 times older than the universe itself thanks to TimeTravel and TheSlowPath, having all of his parts replaced over fifty times each, except for [[AndIMustScream the diodes that have been giving him pain all these years.]] [[spoiler: [[TearJerker He finally dies happily after reading God's Final Message to his creation.]] [[YankTheDogsChain Only to be brought back to life since his warranty hadn't expired yet.]]]] You can't help but want to hug the poor guy.
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* Marvin the Paranoid Android from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' is this, big time. He is [[TheEeyore manically depressed,]] SurroundedByIdiots, and his "brain the size of a planet" is ignored by the whole cast, who instead make him open doors and pick up papers. Not only that, but he's watched his only friend, a small rat, crawl into his knee cavity and die (he's afraid to this day that it's still in there); been left in a parking lot, all alone, for 576,000,003,579 years; left to die in a ship flying into a sun immediately afterwords; stuck walking in a circle for 1.5 billion years with no one to talk to but a living mattress who has the same conversation with him everyday due to it being so stupid; hooked up to a war computer and used as the target for bowling practice by the Krikkit robots; as well as being 37 times older than the universe itself thanks to TimeTravel and TheSlowPath, having all of his parts replaced over fifty times each, except for [[AndIMustScream the diodes that have been giving him pain all these years.]] [[spoiler: [[TearJerker He finally dies happily after reading God's Final Message to his creation.]] [[YankTheDogsChain Only to be brought back to life since his warranty hadn't expired yet.]]]] You can't help but want to hug the poor guy.guy, even if you know he's just going to insult you anyway.
5th Aug '15 2:20:05 PM BristleNate
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* ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'': Colin and Mary both, pre-CharacterDevelopment.
19th Apr '15 8:24:29 AM roxana
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* Paaker, the antagonist in ''Literature/{{Uarda}}'' is an early and classic example. A better looking guy steals his girl, practically ''everybody'' thinks he's unworthy of his noble father and the only person who seems to like him at all is his mother.
31st Mar '15 10:56:14 AM ThomasSmith
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* Marvin the Paranoid Android from ''Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' is this, big time. He is [[TheEeyore manically depressed,]] SurroundedByIdiots, and his "brain the size of a planet" is ignored by the whole cast, who instead make him open doors and pick up papers. Not only that, but he's watched his only friend, a small rat, crawl into his knee cavity and die (he's afriad to this day that it's still in there); been left in a parking lot, all alone, for 576,000,003,579 years; left to die in a ship flying into a sun immediately afterwords; stuck walking in a circle for 1.5 billion years with no one to talk to but a living matress who has the same conversation with him everyday due to it being so stupid; hooked up to a war computer and used as the target for bowling practice by the Krikkit robots; as well as being 37 times older than the universe itself thanks to TimeTravel and TheSlowPath, having all of his parts replaced over fifty times each, [[AndIMustScream the diodes that have been giving him pain all these years.]] [[spoiler: [[TearJerker He finally dies happily after readin God's Final Message to his creation.]] [[YankTheDogsChain Only to be brought back to life since his warranty hadn't expired yet.]]]] You can't help but want to hug the poor guy.
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* Marvin the Paranoid Android from ''Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' is this, big time. He is [[TheEeyore manically depressed,]] SurroundedByIdiots, and his "brain the size of a planet" is ignored by the whole cast, who instead make him open doors and pick up papers. Not only that, but he's watched his only friend, a small rat, crawl into his knee cavity and die (he's afriad afraid to this day that it's still in there); been left in a parking lot, all alone, for 576,000,003,579 years; left to die in a ship flying into a sun immediately afterwords; stuck walking in a circle for 1.5 billion years with no one to talk to but a living matress mattress who has the same conversation with him everyday due to it being so stupid; hooked up to a war computer and used as the target for bowling practice by the Krikkit robots; as well as being 37 times older than the universe itself thanks to TimeTravel and TheSlowPath, having all of his parts replaced over fifty times each, except for [[AndIMustScream the diodes that have been giving him pain all these years.]] [[spoiler: [[TearJerker He finally dies happily after readin reading God's Final Message to his creation.]] [[YankTheDogsChain Only to be brought back to life since his warranty hadn't expired yet.]]]] You can't help but want to hug the poor guy.
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