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10th Nov '17 4:42:28 AM Excelsior123
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "Visit to Mom's Office", when Jet is telling Dr. Rafferty (Sean's mother), that he is an alien, she says that she ''felt'' like an alien when she was a kid.
26th Oct '17 12:43:31 AM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern is isolated aboard the Free Trader ship because the crew all stick together.



* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern is isolated aboard the Free Trader ship because the crew all stick together.
26th Oct '17 12:21:13 AM PaulA
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** In ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Troy's [[WarRefugees refugee]] status causes embarrassment all around.

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** In ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy's [[WarRefugees refugee]] status causes embarrassment all around.
15th Oct '17 4:32:15 PM jamespolk
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* Both the [[WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1947 1947 short version]] and the [[WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1975 1975 feature version]] of ''Tubby the Tuba'' feature a cute tuba who dreams of playing melodies instead of rhythm, only to be laughed at and jeered by the rest of the orchestra.
29th Sep '17 1:28:43 PM Robbyn
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* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'':
** Everyone initially views Soma as an outsider given that he comes from a simple family restaurant. However, he ends up blindsiding most of them over the course of the series thanks to his cooking skills and determination.
** Megumi. Initially looked down upon due to her poor grades and submissive attitude, she's considered a bit of a laughingstock. During training camp she makes a good impression with the instructors, allowing her to participate in the Elections. Though her schoolmates are initially baffled at her inclusion, they eventually come around and respect her abilities after her match in the quarterfinals even though she's defeated soundly by Ryou.
29th Sep '17 1:25:45 PM Robbyn
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has quite a bit of flavours:
** Never ever more literally than Tony Tony Chopper, who is an actual ''reindeer''. Even when he didn't have devil fruit powers, he was still picked on for having a blue nose, and when he ''did'' eat the devil fruit, he was violently thrown out of the herd. When he ate the Devil Fruit that granted him sapience and ability to turn into a human he was overjoyed that he may finally find a home... But to humans he looked like a scary yeti and they drove him away too. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Well, most of them]].
** Robin might also qualify. The children initially shun her because of her Devil Fruit power. When she's forced on the run, she can't find anyone willing to take her in without succumbing to fear of the government closing in on them for harboring her or betraying her for the bounty money until she meets the Straw Hats.
** Ace was a bit of an odd case as this trope goes. [[spoiler: It turns out his dad was Gold Roger himself. When he was growing up, though, the world hated the guy and seemed to spend a lot of time badmouthing him and any children he might have had, never aware that such a child actually existed and was ''right there listening'', so Ace himself wasn't a specific target to them. Didn't stop Ace from taking it personally.]]
** Rebecca from the Dressrosa Arc might qualify as well. [[spoiler: Her grandfather who was the former king of Dressrosa, was villainized by Doflamingo who took his throne. As soon as Rebecca entered the colosseum, people started to express their hate for her bloodline, so much that Diamante, the murderer of Rebecca's mother, [[EvenEvilHasStandards took offense to it]] [[ShamingTheMob and called out the crowds]]. Fortunately for Rebecca, she's finally given a break after Doflamingo's FrameUp is exposed thanks to the Straw Hats (namely [[SpannerInTheWorks Usopp]]).]]
** As of the Totto Land Arc, Sanji was considered a pariah to his family. [[spoiler:He was born to the Vinsmoke family, whose warlike and Darwinistic principles is largely was supposed to become an [[LackOfEmpathy utterly remorseless]] {{Tykebomb}} like his older and younger quadruplet brothers after his father, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Vinsmoke]] [[AbusiveParents Judge]], experimented on them in utero. Sora, Sanji's mother, tried to preserve her sons' humanity by taking a dangerous drug that undid genetic enhancements, but only managed to save Sanji and grew sickly until she died. Because Sanji was the only one who was physically weak compared to his enhanced siblings and still retained his compassion, he was deemed a "dud" and a disgrace to the family name, so Judge felt justified with letting Sanji's brothers bully him viciously and constantly while doing nothing to stop them. The only family members who loved Sanji for who he was were his older sister, Reiju, who took care of him every time he was beaten black and blue but only did it in secret out of fear of being abused as well, and Sora, who spent her last moments praising Sanji's compassion and encouraging his desire to cook. Eventually, after Judge [[DeathFakedForYou threw Sanji in the dungeons to let him rot there while lying that he died in a training accident]], Reiju secretly used her enhancements to free her brother and help him run away from home, but Sanji was so affected by his horrid childhood that he was shell-shocked to realize that he now had a true father figure in Zeff]].
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash the Stampede is universally hated/feared/hunted by everyone. The best he can hope for is being asked to leave a town and the worst is to watch as those trying to kill him destroy yet another town/city and kill innocents. To make matters worse, his heart of gold causes him extreme guilt over these incidents, [[HurtingHero yet he still is always there to save them]].
** This is also shown in the episode where he and Wolfwood visit the flying city only to be hated by most of the inhabitants. They hated Vash because he brought Wolfwood with him (he didn't do it on purpose), and they hated Wolfwood because he was the first non-Vash outsider to visit in the better part of a century, and they were extremely xenophobic. The situation didn't change after the two of them fight off 2 of the Gung-Ho Guns and saved them all.
** The manga chapter shortly after the first real PowerIncontinence incident, which went straight up into BodyHorror, in which Vash saves the day but instinctively throws up some 'feathers' to catch a bullet, and then the townspeople he just saved start ''stoning'' him, is very much this. Vash's TrueCompanions are there to be outraged on his behalf, but Vash [[DissonantSerenity just keeps]] [[StepfordSmiler smiling]].
* Suzaku Kururugi from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fits this for the majority of the first season. Then his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder starts acting up.
* A lighter version of this is shown in ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' with Grasshop. He also qualifies as the ultimate ButtMonkey at times.
* As a child, Lucy of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' was mercilessly teased by the other kids in the orphanage for her emotionless demeanor and her horns. The final straw is when [[spoiler:they take the puppy she'd been caring for and [[ForcedToWatch force her to watch]] while they beat it to death, just to get some kind of reaction out of her. She snaps and tears apart everyone in the room with her newly-awakened powers]]. Later, thinking she has been betrayed by Kouta, she goes on a massive slaughter rampage.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru Honda was ostracized as a little girl by her kindergarten peers. In fact, the title of the series {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope: after the kids humiliate her during recess, Tohru thinks "there's no place for me, a rice ball, in a fruits basket." In a more direct sense, after Tohru's father, Katsuya, died when Tohru was three years old, many of her relatives on her father's side looked at Tohru and said, "A girl like this is no consolation," because she didn't look like Katsuya. Said adults had the nerve to say this during Katsuya's wake/funeral. In Tohru's face. When they were supposed to be offering their condolences to her. Tohru's paternal grandfather summarizes it best; Tohru's silence to these comments may have allowed the relatives to think that they were speaking to an otherwise mindless child, but children are capable of listening contrary to what adults think, and they are especially prone to take such 'mindless' comments to heart. [[spoiler: Tohru's mannerisms as she grows up are a result of such comments, and, in some ways, this pushes her into the StepfordSmiler territory.]]
* Tamahome of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' reveals he was nicknamed "obake-chan" and tormented as a child because of the [[FacialMarkings mark]] on his forehead, which designates him as a Suzaku warrior (and hence somebody who will help save the entire kingdom).
** And fellow warrior and {{vitriolic best bud|s}} Tasuki immediately deflates Tamahome's big heroic moment by agreeing with "obake-chan." (Tasuki is next seen soaring into space as he screams.)
** Parodied in the omake "The Tale of the Forbidden Women's Hot Spring Resort": The Suzaku and Seiryuu Seishi miff each other off with [[TwinTelepathy Amiboshi and Suboshi]] as media:
--> '''Tasuki''': They must know your childhood nickname!
--> '''Tamahome''': (pre-BerserkButton stage)
--> '''Amiboshi''': Tamahome, take it easy! I'm not the one writing this stuff!



* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' has Yukinari who was bullied and beat up by girls all his life. This is what causes him to [[AllergicToLove get hives whenever he is touched by a girl]].
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Inuyasha was bullied and picked on for his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon heritage]] his whole life. Even now, humans suspect and fear him while demons mock him.
** This is standard for ''all'' [[HalfBreedDiscrimination half-demons]] in the series. [[GentleGiant Jinenji]], for example, was so despised for his demonic heritage that when a family of insect demons began attacking and eating humans near his home, he was the [[VanHelsingHateCrimes prime suspect]] right off the bat, with the villagers going so far as to form an angry mob and set fire to his home before the real culprit was revealed.
** Not even humans are safe from mistreatment. Before she started traveling with Sesshomaru, Rin lived as a ward in her hometown and was treated like crap by the people there. We're actually shown a scene of them beating her black-and-blue for stealing a fish.
* [[ThisLoserIsYou Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is referred to as "No-Good Tsuna" by many of his classmates, and put down for his bad grades by his teachers in front of the classes regularly, as well as for his lack of social and athletic skills. Even when he's trying his hardest to change for the better, people still manage to dash his hopes flat like a pancake. Reborn his at home tutor also initially spends more time criticizing Tsuna than actually praising him, though he gets slightly nicer, but his taunting never does stop. Perhaps, though, he is doing it for Tsuna's sake to provoke him into doing something about the teasing. His own mother frequently belittles him even though she clearly cares for him, and she becomes nicer in the later volumes when Tsuna becomes less of a loser.
* Momo Adachi in ''Anime/PeachGirl'' is a victim of bullying by a few of her classmates, strangers, and her best friend '''Sae''', mostly because she had tanned skin and bleached blonde hair as a result of being exposed to chlorinated water as part of the swim team, but also partially because she was able to hook up with the hottest guys in school despite that. [[WoundedGazelleGambit Sae even tries to make it seem like Momo is the one bullying]] ''[[WoundedGazelleGambit her]]'', throughout the course of the series.

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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' has Yukinari In ''Manga/AnneHappy'', Tennomifune Academy's admissions are unusually competitive. As a result, Class 7, selected on the basis of ''BornUnlucky'', is seen as a detriment to Tennomifune, and there are some who was bullied and beat up by girls all his life. This is what causes him wonder why the academy even bothers to [[AllergicToLove get hives whenever he is touched try to help out these average, if not unfortunate, students.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** An EstablishingCharacterMoment for Armin. He's introduced being ridiculed
by a girl]].
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Inuyasha was bullied
group of delinquents, due to his [[ChildProdigy intelligence]] and picked on for his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon heritage]] his whole life. Even now, humans suspect and fear him while demons mock him.
** This is standard for ''all'' [[HalfBreedDiscrimination half-demons]]
heretical interest in the series. [[GentleGiant Jinenji]], for example, was so despised for his demonic heritage [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome outside world]]. Rather than cower at their abuse, he [[DefiantToTheEnd defiantly states that they're only hitting him because they can't prove him wrong]]. These traits go on to make him a valuable asset to humanity, as he grows into his role as a PragmaticHero and ChessmasterSidekick.
** Historia was relentlessly tormented by other children due to her HeroicBastard origins.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Toushirou Hitsugaya was a victim of this
when a family of insect demons began attacking and eating humans near his home, he was the [[VanHelsingHateCrimes prime suspect]] right off the bat, with the villagers going so far as a child. In his own words...
--> '''Hitsugaya''': "They're scared of me. It's not like I did anything bad
to form an angry mob them, but... Even then, I could tell they were afraid of me (...) The only ones who aren't are Hinamori and set fire to his home before the real culprit was revealed.
my Grandmother."
** Not even humans are safe from mistreatment. Before she started traveling with Sesshomaru, Rin lived as a ward in her hometown and Sajin Komamura was treated like crap by a monster due to being a [[CanisMajor huge anthromorphic canine]]. His loyalty to Yamamoto stems from Yamamoto being the people there. We're actually shown a scene of them beating her black-and-blue for stealing a fish.
* [[ThisLoserIsYou Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is referred
first person to as "No-Good Tsuna" by many of have ever looked past his classmates, and put down for appearance to see the true man beneath. When Kenpachi destroyed the helmet he wore to hide his bad grades by his teachers in front of features, the classes regularly, as well as for his lack of social and athletic skills. Even when he's trying his hardest to change for the better, people still manage to dash his hopes flat like a pancake. Reborn his at home tutor also initially spends more time criticizing Tsuna than actually praising him, though reaction from others was relief that he gets slightly nicer, but his taunting never does stop. Perhaps, though, he is doing it for Tsuna's sake to provoke him into doing something about the teasing. His own mother frequently belittles him even though she clearly cares for him, and she becomes nicer in the later volumes when Tsuna becomes less of a loser.
* Momo Adachi in ''Anime/PeachGirl'' is a victim of bullying by a few of her classmates, strangers, and her best friend '''Sae''', mostly
was no longer hiding himself because she had tanned skin they'd felt the helmet made him seem shifty and bleached blonde hair as a result of being exposed to chlorinated water as part of the swim team, but also partially now they could trust him because she he was able to hook up with being open about himself. No-one cared about his actual features.
** Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue were bullied simply for their ImplausibleHairColor. Ichigo is often mistaken as a delinquent because of his hair colour and Orihime had a TraumaticHaircut forced on her by bullies. She was completely alone until Tatsuki befriended her.
** [[TinMan Ulquiorra]] [[TheDragon Cifer]] is a [[CryForTheDevil rather]] [[TragicVillain tragic]] villainous example. He was
the hottest guys only white Arrancar in school despite that. [[WoundedGazelleGambit Sae even tries to make it seem like Momo is an all-black clan. When he first came into being, the one bullying]] ''[[WoundedGazelleGambit her]]'', throughout others all tried to destroy him, so he killed them first and remained alone until he met [[ManipulativeBastard Ai]][[BigBad zen]].
* [[CuteButTroubled Rin Okumura]] from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' spends most his life living this trope. Fortunately, this situation improves over
the course of the series.manga and anime.
* Makino Tsukushi of ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'' saves the trio of obnoxious popular girls that bully her multiple times (often from her vengeful boyfriend), but they continue to attempt to torment her throughout the series.
** Tsukishi also saved Sakurako after the girl when to great lengths to torment her [[spoiler: because she wanted Tsukasa, who was then interested in Tsukushi, to find her attractive after he called her ugly as a child]]. They became sort-of friends after that.
* The eponymous character of ''Manga/CatEyedBoy.'' The son of a nekomata, he was born horribly deformed -- he looks ''almost'' human, save for having the eyes of a cat, pointed ears, and claw-like fingernails. Other monsters see him as an enemy due to how human he looks, but he looks too inhuman for humans to see him as anything but a monster. He actually takes it pretty well most of the time, observing the world from the shadows, playing tricks on people, and interceding in supernatural events.
* Suzaku Kururugi from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fits this for the majority of the first season. Then his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder starts acting up.
* Lark from ''Webcomic/{{Crepuscule}}'' was bullied by his peers when he was five for having red eyes which were supposedly signs of being a vampire.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'':
** Miranda grew up being relentlessly mocked by everyone she knew.
** Allen himself, the main character. His strange left arm led to him being abandoned as a baby and looked upon with disgust and fear until Mana took him in. Allen got this again when [[spoiler: it was discovered he is/will become the 14th]].
** Krory was isolated from his village due to the belief that he was a vampire. When his Innocence awakened and he started attacking people (who were actually Akuma), his reputation got worse.
* As a child, Lucy of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' was mercilessly teased by the other kids in the orphanage for her emotionless demeanor and her horns. The final straw is when [[spoiler:they take the puppy she'd been caring for and [[ForcedToWatch force her to watch]] while they beat it to death, just to get some kind of reaction out of her. She snaps and tears apart everyone in the room with her newly-awakened powers]]. Later, thinking she has been betrayed by Kouta, she goes on a massive slaughter rampage.



* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Usagi is put down by her own friends, comrades, and guardians frequently. Even Mamoru isn't exempt from engaging in the teasing. Though, none of it's out of hatred: they're not above of telling her she sucks, but they all ''do'' care for her very much, and would gladly die for her when push came down to shove. [[spoiler: And they do. ''Twice''.]]
** The [[Manga/SailorMoon R Movie]] has a scene that shows how ''all'' of the Inner Senshi were like this. Ami/Mercury was rejected for being a TeenGenius (and mistaken for an InsufferableGenius), Rei/Mars was shunned for her PsychicPowers, Makoto/Jupiter was feared for her SuperStrength, and Minako/Venus was thought less of for "[[YourCostumeNeedsWork pretending to be Sailor V]]." Then, [[AllLovingHero Usagi]] came into their lives and saved them from their loneliness. The scene as a whole happens [[spoiler:when [[TheDragon Fiore]] is ''[[ToThePain torturing Usagi to almost death]]'' after she pleas for him to spare the kidnapped Senshi's lives... and they throw themselves at Fiore's feet and claim that, if not for her, they'd be alone in the world]]. ''[[TearJerker/SailorMoon Heartbreaking]]''.
** [[LostInTranslation Whether this was in the American version or not]], the German version showed that Minako was an outcast due to being a loner and appearing stuck-up - due to her leaving or disappearing so often to work as Sailor V.
* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[{{Ojou}} rich and pretty]] Kotonoha is bullied by [[AlphaBitch Otome]] and her GirlPosse. Later, Setsuna also bullies her, in an attempt to keep her away from Makoto and make sure he goes to Sekai. It gets worse, although [[spoiler:the worst of it didn't fall on Otome or anyone in her immediate circle of JerkAss friends]].
** [[spoiler:Otome]] got ''slightly'' redeemed because [[spoiler: she straightforwardly told Makoto [[WhatTheHellHero that he was an asshole]] and removed herself out of the picture, after learning about Sekai's possible pregnancy]]. [[KarmaHoudini No excuse for the rest, though.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Setsuna had to go live abroad]], which is arguably a sort-of punishment considering [[spoiler: how she ended up completely alone in France, how had a crush on Makoto but didn't get to tell him, and how she wasn't around to stop Sekai and Makoto's death]].

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Usagi is put down
In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru Honda was ostracized as a little girl by her own friends, comrades, kindergarten peers. In fact, the title of the series {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope: after the kids humiliate her during recess, Tohru thinks "there's no place for me, a rice ball, in a fruits basket." In a more direct sense, after Tohru's father, Katsuya, died when Tohru was three years old, many of her relatives on her father's side looked at Tohru and guardians frequently. Even Mamoru isn't exempt from engaging in said, "A girl like this is no consolation," because she didn't look like Katsuya. Said adults had the teasing. Though, none of it's out of hatred: they're not above of telling her she sucks, but nerve to say this during Katsuya's wake/funeral. In Tohru's face. When they all ''do'' care for her very much, were supposed to be offering their condolences to her. Tohru's paternal grandfather summarizes it best; Tohru's silence to these comments may have allowed the relatives to think that they were speaking to an otherwise mindless child, but children are capable of listening contrary to what adults think, and would gladly die for her when push came down they are especially prone to shove. take such 'mindless' comments to heart. [[spoiler: And they do. ''Twice''.Tohru's mannerisms as she grows up are a result of such comments, and, in some ways, this pushes her into the StepfordSmiler territory.]]
* Tamahome of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' reveals he was nicknamed "obake-chan" and tormented as a child because of the [[FacialMarkings mark]] on his forehead, which designates him as a Suzaku warrior (and hence somebody who will help save the entire kingdom).
** And fellow warrior and {{vitriolic best bud|s}} Tasuki immediately deflates Tamahome's big heroic moment by agreeing with "obake-chan." (Tasuki is next seen soaring into space as he screams.)
** Parodied in the omake "The Tale of the Forbidden Women's Hot Spring Resort":
The [[Manga/SailorMoon R Movie]] Suzaku and Seiryuu Seishi miff each other off with [[TwinTelepathy Amiboshi and Suboshi]] as media:
--> '''Tasuki''': They must know your childhood nickname!
--> '''Tamahome''': (pre-BerserkButton stage)
--> '''Amiboshi''': Tamahome, take it easy! I'm not the one writing this stuff!
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo''
has Yukinari who was bullied and beat up by girls all his life. This is what causes him to [[AllergicToLove get hives whenever he is touched by a scene girl]].
* Cima Garahau from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' combines this with ButtMonkey for her backstory. She was tricked into killing the population of a space colony with poison gas, then her commanding officer foisted all the blame off on her to save his own hide. Because of this, she unfairly gained a reputation as a bloodthirsty psychopath, and the only people willing to work with her were soldiers from her home colony. Then near the end of the war, their colony is turned into a {{BFG}}, and
that shows how same commanding officer lost/never bothered recording the paperwork to show where the colonists were relocated, meaning Cima and her people have no idea where their families are. And then when Zeon lost the war and most of their forces retreated to the asteroid belt, Cima and her men were denied passage because of the gassing incident, forced to spend years eking out an existence and ducking TheFederation. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she turns on the Zeons late in the series?]]
* [[spoiler:Reki]] from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' was born with black wings due to being [[spoiler:sin-bound]]. This caused the other Haibane to ostrasize her until she learned to [[HideYourOtherness dye her wings]].
* Ippo from ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' used to be heavily bullied at school. In fact, he's introduced to boxing when MagnificentBastard Takamura saves him from his most usual tormentor, the [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquent]] Umezawa (who later [[CharacterDevelopment matures]], stops bullying Ippo and comes to befriend him).
* Juli in ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'' is TheUnfavourite in his family and [[spoiler: sexually harrassed]] at school due to his exotic dark looks inherited from his Greek father.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Inuyasha was bullied and picked on for his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon heritage]] his whole life. Even now, humans suspect and fear him while demons mock him.
** This is standard for
''all'' [[HalfBreedDiscrimination half-demons]] in the series. [[GentleGiant Jinenji]], for example, was so despised for his demonic heritage that when a family of insect demons began attacking and eating humans near his home, he was the [[VanHelsingHateCrimes prime suspect]] right off the bat, with the villagers going so far as to form an angry mob and set fire to his home before the real culprit was revealed.
** Not even humans are safe from mistreatment. Before she started traveling with Sesshomaru, Rin lived as a ward in her hometown and was treated like crap by the people there. We're actually shown a scene of them beating her black-and-blue for stealing a fish.
* One
of the Inner Senshi were main themes in ''Manga/IrisZero'', where 99% of kids are born with a power called an "Iris" that allows them to see things others don't. Kids without Irises, called [[TitleDrop Iris Zeros]], are bullied and discriminated against. Complicating things, kids only started being born with Irises about 27 years before the series start. So, [[AdultsAreUseless none of the adults understand the kids and their Irises, and therefore aren't making much of an effort to protect Iris Zeros from bullying.]] It's so bad that Toru, an Iris Zero, has a policy of "low exposure"-meaning he attempts not to stand out so no one will decide to beat him up after school.
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar'': [[PluckyGirl Sora Naegino]] faces much harsher treatment from her fellow performers than she really expected.
* [[ThisLoserIsYou Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is referred to as "No-Good Tsuna" by many of his classmates, and put down for his bad grades by his teachers in front of the classes regularly, as well as for his lack of social and athletic skills. Even when he's trying his hardest to change for the better, people still manage to dash his hopes flat
like this. Ami/Mercury was rejected a pancake. Reborn his at home tutor also initially spends more time criticizing Tsuna than actually praising him, though he gets slightly nicer, but his taunting never does stop. Perhaps, though, he is doing it for Tsuna's sake to provoke him into doing something about the teasing. His own mother frequently belittles him even though she clearly cares for him, and she becomes nicer in the later volumes when Tsuna becomes less of a loser.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''
** Serge is shunned by his peers and family members because of the color of his skin which he inherits from his UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} mother, despite his kind and gentle nature.
** Gilbert, too, given his promiscuity and loner tendencies. The boys at the school are fascinated by him and his beauty, but he's often bullied or ignored by the peers who don't want to sleep with him.
* Shishioh Gen from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is notable
for being treated little better than a TeenGenius (and mistaken dangerous animal even in a group of superpowered freaks and outcasts. This, however, might be explained by the fact that the head of this group is a ManipulativeBastard who likely had special plans for an InsufferableGenius), Rei/Mars was shunned for her PsychicPowers, Makoto/Jupiter was feared for her SuperStrength, Gen.
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', generally people ''avoid'' the local {{telepath|y}} Haruka,
and Minako/Venus was thought less of for "[[YourCostumeNeedsWork pretending to be Sailor V]]." Then, [[AllLovingHero Usagi]] came into their lives and saved them from their loneliness. The actually [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/K-s-1-1_8156.jpg the first scene as a whole happens [[spoiler:when [[TheDragon Fiore]] is ''[[ToThePain torturing Usagi to almost death]]'' after she pleas for him to spare of the kidnapped Senshi's lives... and they throw themselves at Fiore's feet and claim that, if not for her, they'd be alone in the world]]. ''[[TearJerker/SailorMoon Heartbreaking]]''.
** [[LostInTranslation Whether this was in the American version or not]], the German version
anime]] showed there's actually a radius around her that Minako was an outcast due to being a loner and appearing stuck-up - due to her leaving or disappearing so often to work as Sailor V.
* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[{{Ojou}} rich and pretty]] Kotonoha is bullied by [[AlphaBitch Otome]] and her GirlPosse. Later, Setsuna also bullies her, in an attempt to keep her away from Makoto and make sure he goes to Sekai. It gets worse, although [[spoiler:the worst of it
people didn't fall even want to enter lest their minds be read. Without spoiling much, the end of the series inverts exactly this with an oddly casual yet rewarding moment of heartwarming.
* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' got this treatment when his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial teenage delusions of grandeur]] gone too far in middle school, making him a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. After moving to high school, he treated this as OldShame.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea'' has the four kids of Shioshishio go through this initially, being ocean-born children in a school of surface kids. Part of the blame lies
on Otome or anyone in her one of the kids, Hikari, whose immediate circle of JerkAss friends]].
** [[spoiler:Otome]] got ''slightly'' redeemed because [[spoiler: she straightforwardly told Makoto [[WhatTheHellHero that he was an asshole]] and removed herself out of
reaction to the picture, after learning about Sekai's possible pregnancy]]. [[KarmaHoudini No excuse for the rest, though.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Setsuna had
first condescending comments made during their first day of transfer due to go live abroad]], which his short temper is arguably a sort-of punishment considering [[spoiler: how she ended up completely alone in France, how had a crush on Makoto but didn't get to tell him, and how she wasn't around to stop Sekai and Makoto's death]].make condescending remarks right back.



* You can't really blame ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' for having this trope in droves. It is, after all, based ''very'' loosely on ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* Makino Tsukushi of ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'' saves the trio of obnoxious popular girls that bully her multiple times (often from her vengeful boyfriend), but they continue to attempt to torment her throughout the series.
** Tsukishi also saved Sakurako after the girl when to great lengths to torment her [[spoiler: because she wanted Tsukasa, who was then interested in Tsukushi, to find her attractive after he called her ugly as a child]]. They became sort-of friends after that.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Toushirou Hitsugaya was a victim of this when he was a child. In his own words...
--> '''Hitsugaya''': "They're scared of me. It's not like I did anything bad to them, but... Even then, I could tell they were afraid of me (...) The only ones who aren't are Hinamori and my Grandmother."
** Sajin Komamura was treated like a monster due to being a [[CanisMajor huge anthromorphic canine]]. His loyalty to Yamamoto stems from Yamamoto being the first person to have ever looked past his appearance to see the true man beneath. When Kenpachi destroyed the helmet he wore to hide his features, the reaction from others was relief that he was no longer hiding himself because they'd felt the helmet made him seem shifty and now they could trust him because he was being open about himself. No-one cared about his actual features.
** Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue were bullied simply for their ImplausibleHairColor. Ichigo is often mistaken as a delinquent because of his hair colour and Orihime had a TraumaticHaircut forced on her by bullies. She was completely alone until Tatsuki befriended her.
** [[TinMan Ulquiorra]] [[TheDragon Cifer]] is a [[CryForTheDevil rather]] [[TragicVillain tragic]] villainous example. He was the only white Arrancar in an all-black clan. When he first came into being, the others all tried to destroy him, so he killed them first and remained alone until he met [[ManipulativeBastard Ai]][[BigBad zen]].
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar'': [[PluckyGirl Sora Naegino]] faces much harsher treatment from her fellow performers than she really expected.
* Shishioh Gen from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is notable for being treated little better than a dangerous animal even in a group of superpowered freaks and outcasts. This, however, might be explained by the fact that the head of this group is a ManipulativeBastard who likely had special plans for Gen.
* Ippo from ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' used to be heavily bullied at school. In fact, he's introduced to boxing when MagnificentBastard Takamura saves him from his most usual tormentor, the [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquent]] Umezawa (who later [[CharacterDevelopment matures]], stops bullying Ippo and comes to befriend him)
* This is a major problem for espers in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren''. The BigBad went on the KillEmAll route years ago after being betrayed by his superior. Minamoto's job is to make sure the Children don't follow suit.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Shigofumi}}'', the focus character is the only one with the courage and goodwill to help a bullying victim out. [[spoiler:The victim ends up DEAD, and he becomes the next target of bullying because he'd try to help any other target. Eventually, some of the bullies try to kill him, so he attacks and nearly kills one of them in self-defense. In one of the stupidest examples of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim ever, ''the main character then implies that he's evil for doing so.'']]

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* You Natsume from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' had this as a kid, because others were always calling him creepy or weird because of his ability to see youkai.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has quite a bit of flavours:
** Never ever more literally than Tony Tony Chopper, who is an actual ''reindeer''. Even when he didn't have devil fruit powers, he was still picked on for having a blue nose, and when he ''did'' eat the devil fruit, he was violently thrown out of the herd. When he ate the Devil Fruit that granted him sapience and ability to turn into a human he was overjoyed that he may finally find a home... But to humans he looked like a scary yeti and they drove him away too. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Well, most of them]].
** Robin might also qualify. The children initially shun her because of her Devil Fruit power. When she's forced on the run, she
can't really blame ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' find anyone willing to take her in without succumbing to fear of the government closing in on them for having harboring her or betraying her for the bounty money until she meets the Straw Hats.
** Ace was a bit of an odd case as
this trope in droves. goes. [[spoiler: It is, turns out his dad was Gold Roger himself. When he was growing up, though, the world hated the guy and seemed to spend a lot of time badmouthing him and any children he might have had, never aware that such a child actually existed and was ''right there listening'', so Ace himself wasn't a specific target to them. Didn't stop Ace from taking it personally.]]
** Rebecca from the Dressrosa Arc might qualify as well. [[spoiler: Her grandfather who was the former king of Dressrosa, was villainized by Doflamingo who took his throne. As soon as Rebecca entered the colosseum, people started to express their hate for her bloodline, so much that Diamante, the murderer of Rebecca's mother, [[EvenEvilHasStandards took offense to it]] [[ShamingTheMob and called out the crowds]]. Fortunately for Rebecca, she's finally given a break
after all, based ''very'' loosely on ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* Makino Tsukushi of ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'' saves
Doflamingo's FrameUp is exposed thanks to the trio Straw Hats (namely [[SpannerInTheWorks Usopp]]).]]
** As
of obnoxious popular girls the Totto Land Arc, Sanji was considered a pariah to his family. [[spoiler:He was born to the Vinsmoke family, whose warlike and Darwinistic principles is largely was supposed to become an [[LackOfEmpathy utterly remorseless]] {{Tykebomb}} like his older and younger quadruplet brothers after his father, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Vinsmoke]] [[AbusiveParents Judge]], experimented on them in utero. Sora, Sanji's mother, tried to preserve her sons' humanity by taking a dangerous drug that undid genetic enhancements, but only managed to save Sanji and grew sickly until she died. Because Sanji was the only one who was physically weak compared to his enhanced siblings and still retained his compassion, he was deemed a "dud" and a disgrace to the family name, so Judge felt justified with letting Sanji's brothers bully him viciously and constantly while doing nothing to stop them. The only family members who loved Sanji for who he was were his older sister, Reiju, who took care of him every time he was beaten black and blue but only did it in secret out of fear of being abused as well, and Sora, who spent her multiple times (often last moments praising Sanji's compassion and encouraging his desire to cook. Eventually, after Judge [[DeathFakedForYou threw Sanji in the dungeons to let him rot there while lying that he died in a training accident]], Reiju secretly used her enhancements to free her brother and help him run away from her vengeful boyfriend), home, but they continue Sanji was so affected by his horrid childhood that he was shell-shocked to attempt realize that he now had a true father figure in Zeff]].
* Practically everyone in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has undergone this. Leo was made fun of and avoided for [[spoiler:seeing lights of the Abyss before his eyes and hearing voices because he is Glen Baskerville's reincarnation]]. Jack was [[spoiler:an illegitimate child and was abused by his mother and mocked by practically everyone he met except for Lacie]]. Lacie, too was [[spoiler:a child of Ill omen and was taunted as a child by an old woman and told flat-out that she would be dropped into an endless hell because she EXISTED by Levi]].
** Vincent as well was made fun of by everyone due to his red eyes. Alice used
to torment him as well, though Vincent probably bullied her more.
** The Nightray Family itself suffers from this. Most of the members are decent people, however they are all seen as traitors.
** Oz himself was [[spoiler:neglected by his father and called filth, his own mother died in childbirth, and many nobles looked down on him]]. Even [[MysteriousProtector Jack Vessalius]] [[spoiler:treated him like shit when he was a chain (and he does now) and doesn't care about his feelings]].
* Momo Adachi in ''Anime/PeachGirl'' is a victim of bullying by a few of her classmates, strangers, and her best friend '''Sae''', mostly because she had tanned skin and bleached blonde hair as a result of being exposed to chlorinated water as part of the swim team, but also partially because she was able to hook up with the hottest guys in school despite that. [[WoundedGazelleGambit Sae even tries to make it seem like Momo is the one bullying]] ''[[WoundedGazelleGambit her]]'',
throughout the series.
** Tsukishi also saved Sakurako after the girl when to great lengths to torment her [[spoiler: because she wanted Tsukasa, who was then interested in Tsukushi, to find her attractive after he called her ugly as a child]]. They became sort-of friends after that.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'''s Toushirou Hitsugaya was a victim of this when he was a child. In his own words...
--> '''Hitsugaya''': "They're scared of me. It's not like I did anything bad to them, but... Even then, I could tell they were afraid of me (...) The only ones who aren't are Hinamori and my Grandmother."
** Sajin Komamura was treated like a monster due to being a [[CanisMajor huge anthromorphic canine]]. His loyalty to Yamamoto stems from Yamamoto being the first person to have ever looked past his appearance to see the true man beneath. When Kenpachi destroyed the helmet he wore to hide his features, the reaction from others was relief that he was no longer hiding himself because they'd felt the helmet made him seem shifty and now they could trust him because he was being open about himself. No-one cared about his actual features.
** Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue were bullied simply for their ImplausibleHairColor. Ichigo is often mistaken as a delinquent because of his hair colour and Orihime had a TraumaticHaircut forced on her by bullies. She was completely alone until Tatsuki befriended her.
** [[TinMan Ulquiorra]] [[TheDragon Cifer]] is a [[CryForTheDevil rather]] [[TragicVillain tragic]] villainous example. He was the only white Arrancar in an all-black clan. When he first came into being, the others all tried to destroy him, so he killed them first and remained alone until he met [[ManipulativeBastard Ai]][[BigBad zen]].
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar'': [[PluckyGirl Sora Naegino]] faces much harsher treatment from her fellow performers than she really expected.
* Shishioh Gen from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is notable for being treated little better than a dangerous animal even in a group of superpowered freaks and outcasts. This, however, might be explained by the fact that the head of this group is a ManipulativeBastard who likely had special plans for Gen.
* Ippo from ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' used to be heavily bullied at school. In fact, he's introduced to boxing when MagnificentBastard Takamura saves him from his most usual tormentor, the [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquent]] Umezawa (who later [[CharacterDevelopment matures]], stops bullying Ippo and comes to befriend him)
* This is a major problem for espers in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren''. The BigBad went on the KillEmAll route years ago after being betrayed by his superior. Minamoto's job is to make sure the Children don't follow suit.
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Shigofumi}}'', the focus character is the only one with the courage and goodwill to help a bullying victim out. [[spoiler:The victim ends up DEAD, and he becomes the next target of bullying because he'd try to help any other target. Eventually, some
course of the bullies try to kill him, so he attacks and nearly kills one of them in self-defense. In one of the stupidest examples of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim ever, ''the main character then implies that he's evil for doing so.'']]series.



* Lucia from ''Manga/RaveMaster'' is implied to have been mistreated by the populace as a whole for being the grandson of the most hated man in history and the son of one of the most hated men alive. And by implied to have been mistreated, I mean locked up for more than half his life with that being the only excuse for his imprisonment while people spread rumors about him to make him the ''Manga/RaveMaster'' universe's equivalent of the Boogeyman. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds He did not]] [[GottaKillThemAll take it well]].
* Miranda of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' grew up being relentlessly mocked by everyone she knew. And Allen himself, the main character. His strange left arm led to him being abandoned as a baby and looked upon with disgust and fear until Mana took him in.
** Allen got this again when [[spoiler: it was discovered he is/will become the 14th]].
** Krory was isolated from his village due to the belief that he was a vampire. When his Innocence awakened and he started attacking people (who were actually Akuma), his reputation got worse.

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* Lucia from ''Manga/RaveMaster'' is implied to have been mistreated by the populace as a whole for being the grandson of the most hated man in history and the son of one of the most hated men alive. And by implied to have been mistreated, I mean locked up for more than half his life with that being the only excuse for his imprisonment while people spread rumors about him to make him the ''Manga/RaveMaster'' ''Rave Master'' universe's equivalent of the Boogeyman. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds He did not]] [[GottaKillThemAll take it well]].
* Miranda of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' grew up being relentlessly mocked by everyone she knew. And Allen himself, the main character. His strange left arm led to him being abandoned as a baby and looked upon with disgust and fear until Mana took him in.
** Allen got this again when [[spoiler: it was discovered he is/will become the 14th]].
** Krory was isolated from his village due to the belief that he was a vampire. When his Innocence awakened and he started attacking people (who were actually Akuma), his reputation got worse.
well]].



* One of the main themes in ''Manga/IrisZero'', where 99% of kids are born with a power called an "Iris" that allows them to see things others don't. Kids without Irises, called [[TitleDrop Iris Zeros]], are bullied and discriminated against. Complicating things, kids only started being born with Irises about 27 years before the series start. So, [[AdultsAreUseless none of the adults understand the kids and their Irises, and therefore aren't making much of an effort to protect Iris Zeros from bullying.]] It's so bad that Toru, an Iris Zero, has a policy of "low exposure"-meaning he attempts not to stand out so no one will decide to beat him up after school.
* Cima Garahau from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' combines this with ButtMonkey for her backstory. She was tricked into killing the population of a space colony with poison gas, then her commanding officer foisted all the blame off on her to save his own hide. Because of this, she unfairly gained a reputation as a bloodthirsty psychopath, and the only people willing to work with her were soldiers from her home colony. Then near the end of the war, their colony is turned into a {{BFG}}, and that same commanding officer lost/never bothered recording the paperwork to show where the colonists were relocated, meaning Cima and her people have no idea where their families are. And then when Zeon lost the war and most of their forces retreated to the asteroid belt, Cima and her men were denied passage because of the gassing incident, forced to spend years eking out an existence and ducking TheFederation. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she turns on the Zeons late in the series?]]

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* One ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Usagi is put down by her own friends, comrades, and guardians frequently. Even Mamoru isn't exempt from engaging in the teasing. Though, none of it's out of hatred: they're not above of telling her she sucks, but they all ''do'' care for her very much, and would gladly die for her when push came down to shove. [[spoiler: And they do. ''Twice''.]]
** The [[Manga/SailorMoon R Movie]] has a scene that shows how ''all''
of the main themes Inner Senshi were like this. Ami/Mercury was rejected for being a TeenGenius (and mistaken for an InsufferableGenius), Rei/Mars was shunned for her PsychicPowers, Makoto/Jupiter was feared for her SuperStrength, and Minako/Venus was thought less of for "[[YourCostumeNeedsWork pretending to be Sailor V]]." Then, [[AllLovingHero Usagi]] came into their lives and saved them from their loneliness. The scene as a whole happens [[spoiler:when [[TheDragon Fiore]] is ''[[ToThePain torturing Usagi to almost death]]'' after she pleas for him to spare the kidnapped Senshi's lives... and they throw themselves at Fiore's feet and claim that, if not for her, they'd be alone in ''Manga/IrisZero'', where 99% of kids are born with a power called an "Iris" the world]]. ''[[TearJerker/SailorMoon Heartbreaking]]''.
** [[LostInTranslation Whether this was in the American version or not]], the German version showed
that allows them Minako was an outcast due to see things others don't. Kids without Irises, called [[TitleDrop Iris Zeros]], are being a loner and appearing stuck-up - due to her leaving or disappearing so often to work as Sailor V.
* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[{{Ojou}} rich and pretty]] Kotonoha is
bullied by [[AlphaBitch Otome]] and discriminated against. Complicating things, kids only started being born with Irises about 27 years before the series start. So, [[AdultsAreUseless none her GirlPosse. Later, Setsuna also bullies her, in an attempt to keep her away from Makoto and make sure he goes to Sekai. It gets worse, although [[spoiler:the worst of it didn't fall on Otome or anyone in her immediate circle of JerkAss friends]].
** [[spoiler:Otome]] got ''slightly'' redeemed because [[spoiler: she straightforwardly told Makoto [[WhatTheHellHero that he was an asshole]] and removed herself out
of the adults understand the kids and their Irises, and therefore aren't making much of an effort to protect Iris Zeros from bullying.]] It's so bad that Toru, an Iris Zero, has a policy of "low exposure"-meaning he attempts not to stand out so no one will decide to beat him up picture, after school.
learning about Sekai's possible pregnancy]]. [[KarmaHoudini No excuse for the rest, though.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Setsuna had to go live abroad]], which is arguably a sort-of punishment considering [[spoiler: how she ended up completely alone in France, how had a crush on Makoto but didn't get to tell him, and how she wasn't around to stop Sekai and Makoto's death]].
* Cima Garahau from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' combines In one episode of ''Anime/{{Shigofumi}}'', the focus character is the only one with the courage and goodwill to help a bullying victim out. [[spoiler:The victim ends up DEAD, and he becomes the next target of bullying because he'd try to help any other target. Eventually, some of the bullies try to kill him, so he attacks and nearly kills one of them in self-defense. In one of the stupidest examples of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim ever, ''the main character then implies that he's evil for doing so.'']]
* A lighter version of
this is shown in ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' with Grasshop. He also qualifies as the ultimate ButtMonkey for her backstory. She was tricked into killing the population of a space colony with poison gas, then her commanding officer foisted all the at times.
* You can't really
blame off ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' for having this trope in droves. It is, after all, based ''very'' loosely on her ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash the Stampede is universally hated/feared/hunted by everyone. The best he can hope for is being asked to leave a town and the worst is to watch as those trying to kill him destroy yet another town/city and kill innocents. To make matters worse, his heart of gold causes him extreme guilt over these incidents, [[HurtingHero yet he still is always there
to save his own hide. Because of this, she unfairly gained a reputation as a bloodthirsty psychopath, and them]].
** This is also shown in
the only people willing to work with her were soldiers from her home colony. Then near the end of the war, their colony is turned into a {{BFG}}, and that same commanding officer lost/never bothered recording the paperwork to show episode where he and Wolfwood visit the colonists were relocated, meaning Cima and her people have no idea where their families are. And then when Zeon lost the war and flying city only to be hated by most of their forces retreated to the asteroid belt, Cima and her men were denied passage inhabitants. They hated Vash because he brought Wolfwood with him (he didn't do it on purpose), and they hated Wolfwood because he was the first non-Vash outsider to visit in the better part of a century, and they were extremely xenophobic. The situation didn't change after the two of them fight off 2 of the gassing Gung-Ho Guns and saved them all.
** The manga chapter shortly after the first real PowerIncontinence
incident, forced which went straight up into BodyHorror, in which Vash saves the day but instinctively throws up some 'feathers' to spend years eking out an existence catch a bullet, and ducking TheFederation. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she turns on then the Zeons late in the series?]]townspeople he just saved start ''stoning'' him, is very much this. Vash's TrueCompanions are there to be outraged on his behalf, but Vash [[DissonantSerenity just keeps]] [[StepfordSmiler smiling]].



* Lark from ''Webcomic/{{Crepuscule}}'' was bullied by his peers when he was five for having red eyes which were supposedly signs of being a vampire.
* Natsume from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' had this as a kid, because others were always calling him creepy or weird because of his ability to see youkai.



* The eponymous character of ''Manga/CatEyedBoy.'' The son of a nekomata, he was born horribly deformed -- he looks ''almost'' human, save for having the eyes of a cat, pointed ears, and claw-like fingernails. Other monsters see him as an enemy due to how human he looks, but he looks too inhuman for humans to see him as anything but a monster. He actually takes it pretty well most of the time, observing the world from the shadows, playing tricks on people, and interceding in supernatural events.
* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' got this treatment when his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial teenage delusions of grandeur]] gone too far in middle school, making him a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. After moving to high school, he treated this as OldShame.
* Practically everyone in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has undergone this. Leo was made fun of and avoided for [[spoiler:seeing lights of the Abyss before his eyes and hearing voices because he is Glen Baskerville's reincarnation]]. Jack was [[spoiler:an illegitimate child and was abused by his mother and mocked by practically everyone he met except for Lacie]]. Lacie, too was [[spoiler:a child of Ill omen and was taunted as a child by an old woman and told flat-out that she would be dropped into an endless hell because she EXISTED by Levi]].
** Vincent as well was made fun of by everyone due to his red eyes. Alice used to torment him as well, though Vincent probably bullied her more.
** The Nightray Family itself suffers from this. Most of the members are decent people, however they are all seen as traitors.
** Oz himself was [[spoiler:neglected by his father and called filth, his own mother died in childbirth, and many nobles looked down on him]]. Even [[MysteriousProtector Jack Vessalius]] [[spoiler:treated him like shit when he was a chain (and he does now) and doesn't care about his feelings]].
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', generally people ''avoid'' the local {{telepath|y}} Haruka, and actually [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/K-s-1-1_8156.jpg the first scene of the anime]] showed there's actually a radius around her that people didn't even want to enter lest their minds be read. Without spoiling much, the end of the series inverts exactly this with an oddly casual yet rewarding moment of heartwarming.
* Juli in ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'' is TheUnfavourite in his family and [[spoiler: sexually harrassed]] at school due to his exotic dark looks inherited from his Greek father.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''
** Serge is shunned by his peers and family members because of the color of his skin which he inherits from his UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} mother, despite his kind and gentle nature.
** Gilbert, too, given his promiscuity and loner tendencies. The boys at the school are fascinated by him and his beauty, but he's often bullied or ignored by the peers who don't want to sleep with him.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for Armin. He's introduced being ridiculed by a group of delinquents, due to his [[ChildProdigy intelligence]] and heretical interest in the [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome outside world]]. Rather than cower at their abuse, he [[DefiantToTheEnd defiantly states that they're only hitting him because they can't prove him wrong]]. These traits go on to make him a valuable asset to humanity, as he grows into his role as a PragmaticHero and ChessmasterSidekick.
** Historia was relentlessly tormented by other children due to her HeroicBastard origins.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea'' has the four kids of Shioshishio go through this initially, being ocean-born children in a school of surface kids. Part of the blame lies on one of the kids, Hikari, whose immediate reaction to the first condescending comments made during their first day of transfer due to his short temper is to make condescending remarks right back.
* [[CuteButTroubled Rin Okumura]] from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' spends most his life living this trope. Fortunately, this situation improves over the course of the manga and anime.
* In ''Manga/AnneHappy'', Tennomifune Academy's admissions are unusually competitive. As a result, Class 7, selected on the basis of ''BornUnlucky'', is seen as a detriment to Tennomifune, and there are some who wonder why the academy even bothers to try to help out these average, if not unfortunate, students.
* [[spoiler:Reki]] from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' was born with black wings due to being [[spoiler:sin-bound]]. This caused the other Haibane to ostrasize her until she learned to [[HideYourOtherness dye her wings]].

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* This is a major problem for espers in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren''. The eponymous character of ''Manga/CatEyedBoy.'' The son of a nekomata, he was born horribly deformed -- he looks ''almost'' human, save for having BigBad went on the eyes of a cat, pointed ears, and claw-like fingernails. Other monsters see him as an enemy due to how human he looks, but he looks too inhuman for humans to see him as anything but a monster. He actually takes it pretty well most of the time, observing the world from the shadows, playing tricks on people, and interceding in supernatural events.
* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' got this treatment when his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial teenage delusions of grandeur]] gone too far in middle school, making him a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. After moving to high school, he treated this as OldShame.
* Practically everyone in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has undergone this. Leo was made fun of and avoided for [[spoiler:seeing lights of the Abyss before his eyes and hearing voices because he is Glen Baskerville's reincarnation]]. Jack was [[spoiler:an illegitimate child and was abused
KillEmAll route years ago after being betrayed by his mother and mocked by practically everyone he met except for Lacie]]. Lacie, too was [[spoiler:a child of Ill omen and was taunted as a child by an old woman and told flat-out that she would be dropped into an endless hell because she EXISTED by Levi]].
** Vincent as well was made fun of by everyone due
superior. Minamoto's job is to his red eyes. Alice used to torment him as well, though Vincent probably bullied her more.
** The Nightray Family itself suffers from this. Most of
make sure the members are decent people, however they are all seen as traitors.
** Oz himself was [[spoiler:neglected by his father and called filth, his own mother died in childbirth, and many nobles looked down on him]]. Even [[MysteriousProtector Jack Vessalius]] [[spoiler:treated him like shit when he was a chain (and he does now) and doesn't care about his feelings]].
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', generally people ''avoid'' the local {{telepath|y}} Haruka, and actually [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/K-s-1-1_8156.jpg the first scene of the anime]] showed there's actually a radius around her that people didn't even want to enter lest their minds be read. Without spoiling much, the end of the series inverts exactly this with an oddly casual yet rewarding moment of heartwarming.
* Juli in ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'' is TheUnfavourite in his family and [[spoiler: sexually harrassed]] at school due to his exotic dark looks inherited from his Greek father.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''
** Serge is shunned by his peers and family members because of the color of his skin which he inherits from his UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} mother, despite his kind and gentle nature.
** Gilbert, too, given his promiscuity and loner tendencies. The boys at the school are fascinated by him and his beauty, but he's often bullied or ignored by the peers who
Children don't want to sleep with him.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for Armin. He's introduced being ridiculed by a group of delinquents, due to his [[ChildProdigy intelligence]] and heretical interest in the [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome outside world]]. Rather than cower at their abuse, he [[DefiantToTheEnd defiantly states that they're only hitting him because they can't prove him wrong]]. These traits go on to make him a valuable asset to humanity, as he grows into his role as a PragmaticHero and ChessmasterSidekick.
** Historia was relentlessly tormented by other children due to her HeroicBastard origins.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea'' has the four kids of Shioshishio go through this initially, being ocean-born children in a school of surface kids. Part of the blame lies on one of the kids, Hikari, whose immediate reaction to the first condescending comments made during their first day of transfer due to his short temper is to make condescending remarks right back.
* [[CuteButTroubled Rin Okumura]] from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' spends most his life living this trope. Fortunately, this situation improves over the course of the manga and anime.
* In ''Manga/AnneHappy'', Tennomifune Academy's admissions are unusually competitive. As a result, Class 7, selected on the basis of ''BornUnlucky'', is seen as a detriment to Tennomifune, and there are some who wonder why the academy even bothers to try to help out these average, if not unfortunate, students.
* [[spoiler:Reki]] from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' was born with black wings due to being [[spoiler:sin-bound]]. This caused the other Haibane to ostrasize her until she learned to [[HideYourOtherness dye her wings]].
follow suit.



* ''Series/TwentyFour''.
** No matter how many times Jack Bauer saves America from terrorists, almost everyone shuns him or threatens his life. At this point, he's portrayed as a living martyr--of torture tactics.
** This also applies to CTU. The government's thanks for six seasons of stopping the most dastardly plots against America....shut down the whole Unit.



* The KoreanSeries ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' focuses on a poor OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who goes to an exclusive academy for rich kids and gets bullied.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy is constantly ridiculed for her strength, even by those students whom she saves. However, at the Prom, she is given a "Class Protector" award by her classmates, recognizing how she always saved them from the strange things that happen in Sunnydale. Willow and Xander are her only friends in school, and everybody seems to consider her a violent and dangerous person with violent and dangerous friends (i.e. the vampires she fights) for most of the time. But by the end of school she's saved enough people for this to become common knowledge, and people realize they misjudged her. Part of it is because Buffy set her last school's gym on fire (it was full of [[strike:vamp]]- asbestos).
** Also Giles, who's shunned by his fellow Watchers and not allowed to attend the retreat in the Cotswolds. This is a JustifiedTrope : before Giles was as we currently see him, [[FormerTeenRebel he was part of a group of magic-abusing rebellious youths, who did things like ''summoning demons and getting high on the possession'' as a fun, everyday activity.]]
** The girl in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E11OutOfMindOutOfSight Out of Mind Out of Sight]]'' who was shunned so much she turned invisible.
** Wishverse "Puppy" Angel is another good example of this. And regular 'verse Angel from time to time as well.
* Jim Brass gets this treatment on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' after being accused of killing a cop-the other officers at the funeral turn their backs on him literally.



* In ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris is antagonized by 99% of his school. Hell, even the title says it.



* Melinda on ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' is implied to have hidden her [[BlessedWithSuck "gift"]] during her teens to avoid this (it's implied that she occasionally failed). One episode even reveals that when she told the truth to her first love in college, he broke up with her and called her a liar.
* ''Series/HellsKitchen'' Season 3 gave us Julia; while most of the contestants are professionally-trained chefs, caterers and the like, she was a Waffle House line cook. For most of the season, her teammates treated her like garbage, marginalized her abilities, and pushed her off to the side. Then one foggy Chr-I mean, challenge, after Gordon sees the women shove Julia off to peel potatoes, he orders them to give her a shot. As it turns out, a Waffle House cook is pretty well-equipped to handle a breakfast themed challenge and cook quail eggs pretty well ([[SarcasmMode who knew?]]). [[UngratefulBastard Unlike Rudolph, however, most of the other women continued to treat Julia like crap because they didn't think she deserved to be there]]. However, the majority of the teammates had karma bite them in the ass. There was Tiffany, who noted in an interview that "she [Julia] works in a fucking Waffle House" being the ''first'' to be eliminated. Know-it-all Joanna was the second to be booted off (who was at least ''three years younger'' than Julia and a sous chef. Melissa degraded her for causing the team to lose a challenge but Julia pointed out that Melissa caused them to be screwed over. And though she never won the challenge, Julia is still the only contestant from the show that Ramsay has shown respect and was given an opportunity to go to Culinary School.
* Very widely averted on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', but the one time it did happen was one of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] moments in the series. [[spoiler:Jeremy Greer, a recurring character in Season 4, has the ability to control life and death. After causing the accidental murders of his parents, he falls into a deep depression, believing himself to be a monster (a rare case of this trope happening to ''one's self.'') After Bennet and Peter teach to control his power, Bennet arranges a cover-up so no suspicion will be cast on Jeremy, but the town sheriff, a CorruptHick SmugSnake, refuses to listen to anything. When he finally allows Jeremy to walk, half of the town is waiting outside, ready to crucify Jeremy. One of them attacks Jeremy, seeking vigilante justice. Jeremy falls back into his depression, kills the attacker, and refuses to heal him. The cops re-arrest him. After taking him back inside, the deputy takes Jeremy out back, ties him behind a truck, and drags him to death through the streets]]. [[spoiler: Which prompts Season 4 BigBad Samuel [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge to bury the whole town in a gigantic sinkhole.]]]]
* Both Duncan and Connor [=MacLeod=] in the flashbacks to their villages in ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''.



* In superhero drama ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', shy and nerdy Simon is ostracised by the rest of the group - especially the cocky JerkAss Nathan who taunts and belittles him constantly - because of his social ineptitude and perceived "weirdness". [[note]]The fact that Simon can a) turn invisible and b) is ''[[BullyingADragon a convicted arsonist]]'' is apparently insufficient deterrent.[[/note]] But he puts up with it silently, and uses his ability to help the others when necessary. Until the time comes when Simon and Nathan are in danger, and the latter has the gall to ''[[EntitledBastard demand]]'' that Simon use his power to save them. After Nathan starts hurling some ''really'' fool-hardy abuse ([[TooDumbToLive yes, even in a life-threatening situation]] [[NotHelpingYourCase he can't muster a shred of humility or tact]]) Simon simply turns invisible and saves himself, leaving Nathan to face the music. Although his choice was arguably justified, some viewers still claimed this was a KickTheDog moment for him (Nathan being [[DracoInLeatherPants ridiculously popular]] among fans doesn't help) and yet another indication of Simon's anticipated [[SanitySlippage descent into]] [[AxCrazy total]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds villainhood.]]



* Ditto with ''Series/PrisonBreak''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy is constantly ridiculed for her strength, even by those students whom she saves. However, at the Prom, she is given a "Class Protector" award by her classmates, recognizing how she always saved them from the strange things that happen in Sunnydale. Willow and Xander are her only friends in school, and everybody seems to consider her a violent and dangerous person with violent and dangerous friends (i.e. the vampires she fights) for most of the time. But by the end of school she's saved enough people for this to become common knowledge, and people realize they misjudged her. Part of it is because Buffy set her last school's gym on fire (it was full of [[strike:vamp]]- asbestos).
** Also Giles, who's shunned by his fellow Watchers and not allowed to attend the retreat in the Cotswolds. This is a JustifiedTrope : before Giles was as we currently see him, [[FormerTeenRebel he was part of a group of magic-abusing rebellious youths, who did things like ''summoning demons and getting high on the possession'' as a fun, everyday activity.]]
** The girl in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E11OutOfMindOutOfSight Out of Mind Out of Sight]]'' who was shunned so much she turned invisible.
** Wishverse "Puppy" Angel is another good example of this. And regular 'verse Angel from time to time as well.

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* %%* Ditto with ''Series/PrisonBreak''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy is constantly ridiculed for her strength, even by those students whom she saves. However, at
''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Before the Prom, she is given a "Class Protector" award by her classmates, recognizing how she always saved them from the strange things that happen in Sunnydale. Willow and Xander are her only friends in school, and everybody seems to consider her a violent and dangerous person series began, Will Zimmerman lost his job with violent and dangerous friends (i.e. the vampires she fights) for most of the time. But by the end of school she's saved enough people for this to become common knowledge, and people realize they misjudged her. Part of it is FBI because Buffy set her last school's gym on fire (it was full of [[strike:vamp]]- asbestos).
** Also Giles, who's shunned by
his fellow Watchers outlandish theories about certain cases. He's been right all along.
* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the titular consulting detective is not very well-liked or respected by the police, despite the fact that he often solves their cases for them. He's called a "freak" numerous times by various people, and is viewed with suspicion due to his [[InsistentTerminology sociopathic]] tendencies; it doesn't help that he's [[InsufferableGenius not exactly easy to get along with]]. It's also heavily implied that [[TheWatson John Watson]] is his first real friend and the only person who actually appreciates him for his brilliance and his character,
and not allowed just for what he can do to attend the retreat help catch criminals. This becomes a major plot point in the Cotswolds. This is a JustifiedTrope : before Giles was as we currently see him, [[FormerTeenRebel he was part of a group of magic-abusing rebellious youths, who did things like ''summoning demons and getting high on the possession'' as a fun, everyday activity.season 2 finale, "[[WhamEpisode The Reichenbach Fall]]". He admits this in [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming his best man's speech]] with those [[NoSocialSkills pathetic social skills.]]
** * ''Series/TheShield'' has Duch Wagenbach, who is generally treated like dirt by just about every cop in the precinct except for his partner Claudette Wyms.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Season 10 is all about costumed vigilantes coming out of the shadows and into the public eye in response to the constant "anti-hero" mud-slinging.
The girl in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E11OutOfMindOutOfSight Out of Mind Out of Sight]]'' who general public distrusts the heroes' motives for no other reason than because they can, despite the numerous times [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the Blur]] saved their lives. [[spoiler: When Oliver Queen comes out as the Green Arrow, he goes on TV and delivers a stinging TakeThat to all the anti-hero nonsense. It's now been said that Darkseid himself was shunned so behind the anti-hero business, manipulating people's minds and increasing the hate.]]
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Hollow Pursuits" introduces us to Lt. Reginald "Reg" Barclay, a highly neurotic engineer. During
much she turned invisible.
of the episode, Geordi wonders why Barclay is incredibly hard to work with [[WhoopiEpiphanySpeech until he talks with Guinan about him]].
-->'''Geordi:''' Barclay, he's always late, he's nervous, nobody wants to be around him.
-->'''Guinan:''' If I had the feeling that nobody wanted to be around me, I'd probably be late and nervous too.
* Stargate Command in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Senator/Vice-President Kinsey started a witch hunt to shut down the program, even though it was a no-brainer that without them, all of the Earth would be slaves of Apophis, Anubis, Ba'al, or somebody ''worse''.
** Wishverse "Puppy" Angel is another good With Kinsey, he wants it shut down so that it can be run by people he can control or by like minded people.
** Similar to the ''Sanctuary''
example below, Dr. Jackson was ridiculed by the archeological community because of this. And regular 'verse Angel from time to time as well.his theories about aliens and the pyramids. He was, of course, right, not that he can tell anyone.



* ''Series/TwentyFour''.
** No matter how many times Jack Bauer saves America from terrorists, almost everyone shuns him or threatens his life. At this point, he's portrayed as a living martyr--of torture tactics.
** This also applies to CTU. The government's thanks for six seasons of stopping the most dastardly plots against America....shut down the whole Unit.
* The KoreanSeries ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' focuses on a poor OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who goes to an exclusive academy for rich kids and gets bullied.
* Stargate Command in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Senator/Vice-President Kinsey started a witch hunt to shut down the program, even though it was a no-brainer that without them, all of the Earth would be slaves of Apophis, Anubis, Ba'al, or somebody ''worse''.
** With Kinsey, he wants it shut down so that it can be run by people he can control or by like minded people.
** Similar to the ''Sanctuary'' example below, Dr. Jackson was ridiculed by the archeological community because of his theories about aliens and the pyramids. He was, of course, right, not that he can tell anyone.
* Melinda on ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' is implied to have hidden her [[BlessedWithSuck "gift"]] during her teens to avoid this (it's implied that she occasionally failed). One episode even reveals that when she told the truth to her first love in college, he broke up with her and called her a liar.
* In superhero drama ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', shy and nerdy Simon is ostracised by the rest of the group - especially the cocky JerkAss Nathan who taunts and belittles him constantly - because of his social ineptitude and perceived "weirdness". [[note]]The fact that Simon can a) turn invisible and b) is ''[[BullyingADragon a convicted arsonist]]'' is apparently insufficient deterrent.[[/note]] But he puts up with it silently, and uses his ability to help the others when necessary. Until the time comes when Simon and Nathan are in danger, and the latter has the gall to ''[[EntitledBastard demand]]'' that Simon use his power to save them. After Nathan starts hurling some ''really'' fool-hardy abuse ([[TooDumbToLive yes, even in a life-threatening situation]] [[NotHelpingYourCase he can't muster a shred of humility or tact]]) Simon simply turns invisible and saves himself, leaving Nathan to face the music. Although his choice was arguably justified, some viewers still claimed this was a KickTheDog moment for him (Nathan being [[DracoInLeatherPants ridiculously popular]] among fans doesn't help) and yet another indication of Simon's anticipated [[SanitySlippage descent into]] [[AxCrazy total]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds villainhood.]]
* Very widely averted on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', but the one time it did happen was one of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] moments in the series. [[spoiler:Jeremy Greer, a recurring character in Season 4, has the ability to control life and death. After causing the accidental murders of his parents, he falls into a deep depression, believing himself to be a monster (a rare case of this trope happening to ''one's self.'') After Bennet and Peter teach to control his power, Bennet arranges a cover-up so no suspicion will be cast on Jeremy, but the town sheriff, a CorruptHick SmugSnake, refuses to listen to anything. When he finally allows Jeremy to walk, half of the town is waiting outside, ready to crucify Jeremy. One of them attacks Jeremy, seeking vigilante justice. Jeremy falls back into his depression, kills the attacker, and refuses to heal him. The cops re-arrest him. After taking him back inside, the deputy takes Jeremy out back, ties him behind a truck, and drags him to death through the streets.]]
** [[spoiler: Which prompts Season 4 BigBad Samuel [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge to bury the whole town in a gigantic sinkhole.]]]]
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Season 10 is all about costumed vigilantes coming out of the shadows and into the public eye in response to the constant "anti-hero" mud-slinging. The general public distrusts the heroes' motives for no other reason than because they can, despite the numerous times [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the Blur]] saved their lives. [[spoiler: When Oliver Queen comes out as the Green Arrow, he goes on TV and delivers a stinging TakeThat to all the anti-hero nonsense. It's now been said that Darkseid himself was behind the anti-hero business, manipulating people's minds and increasing the hate.]]
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Before the series began, Will Zimmerman lost his job with the FBI because of his outlandish theories about certain cases. He's been right all along.
* Both Duncan and Connor [=MacLeod=] in the flashbacks to their villages in ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''.
* Jim Brass gets this treatment on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' after being accused of killing a cop-the other officers at the funeral turn their backs on him literally.
* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the titular consulting detective is not very well-liked or respected by the police, despite the fact that he often solves their cases for them. He's called a "freak" numerous times by various people, and is viewed with suspicion due to his [[InsistentTerminology sociopathic]] tendencies; it doesn't help that he's [[InsufferableGenius not exactly easy to get along with]]. It's also heavily implied that [[TheWatson John Watson]] is his first real friend and the only person who actually appreciates him for his brilliance and his character, and not just for what he can do to help catch criminals. This becomes a major plot point in the season 2 finale, "[[WhamEpisode The Reichenbach Fall]]". He admits this in [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming his best man's speech]] with those [[NoSocialSkills pathetic social skills.]]
* ''Series/HellsKitchen'' Season 3 gave us Julia; while most of the contestants are professionally-trained chefs, caterers and the like, she was a Waffle House line cook. For most of the season, her teammates treated her like garbage, marginalized her abilities, and pushed her off to the side. Then one foggy Chr-I mean, challenge, after Gordon sees the women shove Julia off to peel potatoes, he orders them to give her a shot. As it turns out, a Waffle House cook is pretty well-equipped to handle a breakfast themed challenge and cook quail eggs pretty well ([[SarcasmMode who knew?]]). [[UngratefulBastard Unlike Rudolph, however, most of the other women continued to treat Julia like crap because they didn't think she deserved to be there]]. However, the majority of the teammates had karma bite them in the ass. There was Tiffany, who noted in an interview that "she [Julia] works in a fucking Waffle House" being the ''first'' to be eliminated. Know-it-all Joanna was the second to be booted off (who was at least ''three years younger'' than Julia and a sous chef. Melissa degraded her for causing the team to lose a challenge but Julia pointed out that Melissa caused them to be screwed over. And though she never won the challenge, Julia is still the only contestant from the show that Ramsay has shown respect and was given an opportunity to go to Culinary School.
* ''Series/TheShield'' has Duch Wagenbach, who is generally treated like dirt by just about every cop in the precinct except for his partner Claudette Wyms.
* In ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris is antagonized by 99% of his school. Hell, even the title says it.
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Hollow Pursuits" introduces us to Lt. Reginald "Reg" Barclay, a highly neurotic engineer. During much of the episode, Geordi wonders why Barclay is incredibly hard to work with [[WhoopiEpiphanySpeech until he talks with Guinan about him]].
-->'''Geordi:''' Barclay, he's always late, he's nervous, nobody wants to be around him.
-->'''Guinan:''' If I had the feeling that nobody wanted to be around me, I'd probably be late and nervous too.



* A key factor in Ayane's backstory in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Due to her "[[ChildByRape cursed birth]]," she was shunned and looked down upon by most people in the Mugen Tenshin village, with Kasumi and Hayate essentially being the only friends she really had.

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* A key factor in Ayane's backstory in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Due ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'' has Darc who's not merely bullied but ''reduced to her "[[ChildByRape cursed birth]]," she was shunned slavery'? by the Deimos race (intelligent humanoid monsters) thanks to his obvious [[HalfHumanHybrid human lineage]]. He reacts by deciding that any Deimos who will not submit to him and looked down upon by most people in acknowledge him as king is better dead. And proceed to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge kill all those who fits the Mugen Tenshin village, with Kasumi descriptions]].
* ''VideoGame/AvalonCode'' has a moment that neighbors ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' proportions. The BigBad dupes one of your friends into jacking the Book of Prophecy
and Hayate essentially being uses it to begin his own plot for omnicide - thankfully, it stops midway through, as he doesn't have the power in his current body to wholly destroy the world. Your love interest (Fana will be your substitute if you don't have one) gets pulled INTO THE BOOK and their page entry is ruined thoroughly during the fiasco, however, and you are buried as well. Once you're unearthed, what does the "Holy" King do? Why, he ''accuses you of destroying the town, brings together a bunch of civilians who equally use you as a scapegoat, and throws both you and the only friends she really had.guy who has even half an idea what just happened in jail to rot for all eternity!'' Thankfully, you manage to get out of there with help from a fellow con who uses the basement of the castle to store his ill-gotten goods, and from there the two of you begin your plot to get the book back and set things right.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'': [[spoiler:the player character spends the majority of the game going through hell to find a water chip to save the Vault s/he hails from, only to be kicked out in the end for having become too different in the process]]. At least, that's the reason that s/he is given. In fact, [[spoiler:the Overseer fears that he will break the Vault Experiment by encouraging people to leave before the experiment's set date. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero People left in protest of that decision anyway, caught up with the Vault Dweller, and helped found the tribal village of Arroyo]]]].
** Also played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' where everyone hates you upon your return to Vault 101, [[spoiler:assuming you go back upon hearing the distress call that is.]] They hate you because all hell broke loose when your father left the vault [[spoiler:rad roaches killed a few residents, and his leaving stirred up a rebellion]] and blame you due to proxy.
* Oswald from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' is loathed by virtually every being on the planet because of his cursed nature as a shadow knight -- at best, he is tolerated by whoever is employing him because of his fearsome combat skills, much to the disgust of the ruler's other underlings. Oswald is well-aware of the fact that the universe itself despises him, but puts up with it because the only other alternative would be to give up and go die in some corner. [[spoiler:Which he ''does'' when he is spurned by the only person in the world he cared for. It happens twice, point of fact.]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has a very minor subplot based on this, which only takes place in cutscenes. Link is shown to have a strong friendship with Colin, a child in his village, who is routinely picked on by the other children for being shy and pacifistic. But when Colin saves one of the village girls from being trampled by a rampaging villain, he turns into an instant hero and everyone wants to be his friend.
* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has Aloy who is considered an outcast by the Nora tribe because she is a motherless child. It's considered a crime for anyone to even TALK to her lest they risk being outcast as well.



* ''VideoGame/AvalonCode'' has a moment that neighbors ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' proportions. The BigBad dupes one of your friends into jacking the Book of Prophecy and uses it to begin his own plot for omnicide - thankfully, it stops midway through, as he doesn't have the power in his current body to wholly destroy the world. Your love interest (Fana will be your substitute if you don't have one) gets pulled INTO THE BOOK and their page entry is ruined thoroughly during the fiasco, however, and you are buried as well. Once you're unearthed, what does the "Holy" King do? Why, he ''accuses you of destroying the town, brings together a bunch of civilians who equally use you as a scapegoat, and throws both you and the only guy who has even half an idea what just happened in jail to rot for all eternity!'' Thankfully, you manage to get out of there with help from a fellow con who uses the basement of the castle to store his ill-gotten goods, and from there the two of you begin your plot to get the book back and set things right.
* The [[CreepyChild Witch Boy]] from ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' was treated this way by... ''everyone'' in Nordberg save for childhood friend Kelda, because he was generally creepy-looking and disruptive- the latter partly as revenge for shoddy treatment. This led him to be tossed out of the town when the [[TheEmpire Glorious Empire]] arrived to conquer the town and [[FantasticRacism purge the region of magical beings.]] Given that he's an EnfantTerrible in a series revolving around {{Villain Protagonist}}s, this quite naturally results in the entire village being either enslaved or eradicated when the adult Witch Boy returns to conquer the world.

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* ''VideoGame/AvalonCode'' has a moment that neighbors ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' proportions. The BigBad dupes one of your friends into jacking A key factor in Ayane's backstory in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Due to her "[[ChildByRape cursed birth]]," she was shunned and looked down upon by most people in the Book of Prophecy Mugen Tenshin village, with Kasumi and uses it to begin his own plot for omnicide - thankfully, it stops midway through, as he doesn't have the power in his current body to wholly destroy the world. Your love interest (Fana will be your substitute if you don't have one) gets pulled INTO THE BOOK and their page entry is ruined thoroughly during the fiasco, however, and you are buried as well. Once you're unearthed, what does the "Holy" King do? Why, he ''accuses you of destroying the town, brings together a bunch of civilians who equally use you as a scapegoat, and throws both you and Hayate essentially being the only guy friends she really had.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is the case for the [[NonIndicativeName Ideal Masters]],
who has rule over a dimension of Oblivion known as the Soul Cairn. Despite this, they are not [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] like the other rulers of Oblivion and are not counted among their ranks. In fact, no one, not even half an idea what just happened in jail to rot for all eternity!'' Thankfully, you manage to get out of there with help from a fellow con who uses the basement [[DivineParentage Demiprince son]] one of the castle to store Daedric Princes, is quite sure ''what'' they are anymore, though it is known that they [[WasOnceAMan were once mortal sorcerers]].
** Malacath, the Daedric Prince of Pariahs, the Spurned, and the Ostracized, is not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes. (Given
his ill-gotten goods, sphere, this is rather appropriate.)
** Jyggalag, the Daedric Prince of [[ControlFreak Order]], is feared
and despised by the other Daedric Princes both for his immense power and for his [[OrderVersusChaos basis in "order"]], compared to the basis in "chaos" most of the other Princes have. Even Malacath, not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes, is more highly regarded than Jyggalag. As [[MadGod Sheogorath]] puts it:
--> ''"Malacath is more popular at parties! And Malacath is '''not''' popular at parties!"''
** Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. Meridia was originally one of the Magna-Ge, the "star orphans" who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who fled Mundus]] (the mortal realm) part way through its creation, following their "father", [[ThePowerOfTheSun Magnus]]. However, Merida was [[FallenAngel banished]]
from there [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] for "consorting with illicit spectra", implied to be the two of you begin your plot to get Daedra. Considered a "trespasser" in Oblivion by the book back Daedra, she, through [[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]], "bent and set things right.
shaped" the rays of Magnus to create her own [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] in Oblivion, known as the Colored Rooms, while she became a Daedric Prince.
* The [[CreepyChild Witch Boy]] protagonist from ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' was treated this way by... ''everyone'' ''VideoGame/{{Endeavor}}'' is ridiculed for his small size (even among dwarfs) by the other dwarves in Nordberg his neighborhood.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'': [[spoiler:the player character spends the majority of the game going through hell to find a water chip to
save the Vault s/he hails from, only to be kicked out in the end for having become too different in the process]]. At least, that's the reason that s/he is given. In fact, [[spoiler:the Overseer fears that he will break the Vault Experiment by encouraging people to leave before the experiment's set date. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero People left in protest of that decision anyway, caught up with the Vault Dweller, and helped found the tribal village of Arroyo]]]].
** Also played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' where everyone hates you upon your return to Vault 101, [[spoiler:assuming you go back upon hearing the distress call that is.]] They hate you because all hell broke loose when your father left the vault [[spoiler:rad roaches killed a few residents, and his leaving stirred up a rebellion]] and blame you due to proxy.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud had a lonely and alienated
childhood friend Kelda, because he in Nibelheim. He was generally creepy-looking apparently shunned and disruptive- the latter partly as revenge for shoddy treatment. This led him to be tossed out ostracized by many of the town children, especially Tifa's close friends, as well as being viewed as a troublemaker by the adults. This makes it easy for Tifa's father to blame Cloud for causing Tifa's near fatal accident when she was eight years old when it actually wasn't his fault -- running off into the [[TheEmpire Glorious Empire]] arrived Nibel Mountains was entirely Tifa's idea, not Cloud's. The years of social isolation led to conquer the town deep emotional insecurities which drive Cloud to leave Nibelheim in an attempt to become a famous hero and [[FantasticRacism purge the region of magical beings.]] Given thereby prove to everyone that he's not a loser. Unfortunately those same insecurities prevent Cloud from getting into SOLDIER and also contributes to his mental breakdown during Hojo's experiments.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' applies to trope to
an EnfantTerrible in entire ''nation''. The nation of Garlemald are composed of people who are physically and intellectually superior to the other races. However, the Garleans have a series revolving around {{Villain Protagonist}}s, this quite naturally results genetic makeup that prevents them from using magic. According to the [[WordOfGod supplementary material in the entire lore book]], all the other nations either ignored, bullied, or mocked the Garleans for their inferiority with magic. Once the Garleans discover ceruleum, they harvest it to make huge advancements in technology and weapons that are miles above what the rest of Eorzea uses. With the power of magitek, the Garleans form their empire and [[FromNobodyToNightmare aim for complete subjugation of Eorzea]].
* Ricken in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' was bullied as a child, even more so after his family lost most of their wealth and their noble status.
* Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' notes that she has been ostracized and bullied no matter [[ChildOfTwoWorlds which kingdom]] she lived in.
* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has Aloy who is considered an outcast by the Nora tribe because she is a motherless child. It's considered a crime for anyone to even TALK to her lest they risk being outcast as well.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has a very minor subplot based on this, which only takes place in cutscenes. Link is shown to have a strong friendship with Colin, a child in his village, who is routinely picked on by the other children for being shy and pacifistic. But when Colin saves one of the
village girls from being either enslaved or eradicated when the adult Witch Boy returns trampled by a rampaging villain, he turns into an instant hero and everyone wants to conquer the world.be his friend.



* ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' takes this to rather [[PlayerPunch disturbing]] lengths.
* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'' has Darc who's not merely bullied but ''reduced to slavery'? by the Deimos race (intelligent humanoid monsters) thanks to his obvious [[HalfHumanHybrid human lineage]]. He reacts by deciding that any Deimos who will not submit to him and acknowledge him as king is better dead. And proceed to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge kill all those who fits the descriptions]].
* ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' had Matthew Kane, the main character, who [[spoiler:ends up being Stroggified (in every way except for the fact that he still retains his mind, due to being rescued before having his mind control chip activated)]]. At first, most of his comrades (aside from his Squad members) reject him for this, but after learning that he's thw best and only hope for humanity, everyone wants to be his best friend.



* This trope was at the origin of all the events in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'': [[spoiler:there was once a regular Mii that was royally ignored by everybody else and felt horribly lonely as a result. They came to think their face was too dull for the other people and shed it as a result, becoming the vengeful Dark Curse, who would steal the faces of lots and lots of Mii from the island of Miitopia]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}'', this ends up being a driving force of the plot on all counts. It's mentioned early on that Misao didn't have many friends and the class bullies harassed her constantly. In the "Truth" ending it is revealed that [[spoiler:Mr. Sohta]] was also generally disliked by classmates.



* 15-year-old Rudy from the first ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs]]'' suffers from this. His unusual strength and his ability to use [=ARMs=] (magic guns said to have been used by Demons) freaks people out, making him an outcast from society (the fact that no one knows where he came from does not help matters). Best shown at the beginning of the game when he's driven out of the village he just saved because the villagers (who , up till that point, had been nice to him) found out he carried, and wielded, an ARM.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud had a lonely and alienated childhood in Nibelheim. He was apparently shunned and ostracized by many of the children, especially Tifa's close friends, as well as being viewed as a troublemaker by the adults. This makes it easy for Tifa's father to blame Cloud for causing Tifa's near fatal accident when she was eight years old when it actually wasn't his fault -- running off into the Nibel Mountains was entirely Tifa's idea, not Cloud's. The years of social isolation led to deep emotional insecurities which drive Cloud to leave Nibelheim in an attempt to become a famous hero and thereby prove to everyone that he's not a loser. Unfortunately those same insecurities prevent Cloud from getting into SOLDIER and also contributes to his mental breakdown during Hojo's experiments.
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'': While the rest of the dragons accept her, Cynder faces this from the Cheetahs, particularly Chief Prowlus and the Hermit, for her actions under Malefor, despite the fact she was BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time and is now trying to help Spyro save the world. While the Hermit doesn't change, Prowlus and the rest of the village come around after they help them out. Sparx also has the same habit, typically not letting Cynder live down what she's done, but ultimately asks her to keep watch over Spyro as they go through the Burned Lands to confront the BigBad and he can't go with them.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}'', this ends up being a driving force of the plot on all counts. It's mentioned early on that Misao didn't have many friends and the class bullies harassed her constantly. In the "Truth" ending it is revealed that [[spoiler:Mr. Sohta]] was also generally disliked by classmates.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'':
** Halves, children born of the union between a Huma and a Gajuma are viewed as outsiders and consistently discriminated against by both races. This social rejection is a key point in both Hilda and Militsa's characters.
** Ninon, the young girl with the Force of Feather was ostracised from her village because she could not control her Force that made everything float. She is found living alone in the mountains during the game.
* The backstory of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Tails state that other kids mocked him for his twin tails, though that kinda disappeared after he joined up with Sonic. Similarly, Blaze was shunned for the [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]] that she initially had trouble controlling, which, along with her role as guardian of the resident {{Cosmic Keystone}}s, led to her becoming withdrawn, antisocial, and [[IWorkAlone insistent on working alone]].
* The protagonist from ''VideoGame/{{Endeavor}}'' is ridiculed for his small size (even among dwarfs) by the other dwarves in his neighborhood.
* Ricken in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' was bullied as a child, even more so after his family lost most of their wealth and their noble status.
* Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' notes that she has been ostracized and bullied no matter [[ChildOfTwoWorlds which kingdom]] she lived in.
* This trope was at the origin of all the events in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'': [[spoiler:there was once a regular Mii that was royally ignored by everybody else and felt horribly lonely as a result. They came to think their face was too dull for the other people and shed it as a result, becoming the vengeful Dark Curse, who would steal the faces of lots and lots of Mii from the island of Miitopia]].
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the Wizard's Tower is founded on the belief that anybody can learn to use magic, and it should not be unique to anybody. Consequently, most faculty and students resented Ariane since she was both genuinely talented at magic and a hereditary Seer, traits which contradicted the Tower's philosophy. [[spoiler: The one professor who ''did'' like her turned out to be a TreacherousAdvisor planning to use her to suicide-bomb the Tower, and points out that her social isolation made her [[UnwittingPawn vulnerable and trusting enough for his purposes]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}'', this ends up Oswald from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' is loathed by virtually every being on the planet because of his cursed nature as a driving force shadow knight -- at best, he is tolerated by whoever is employing him because of his fearsome combat skills, much to the disgust of the plot on all counts. It's mentioned early on ruler's other underlings. Oswald is well-aware of the fact that Misao didn't have many friends the universe itself despises him, but puts up with it because the only other alternative would be to give up and go die in some corner. [[spoiler:Which he ''does'' when he is spurned by the class bullies harassed her constantly. In only person in the "Truth" ending it is revealed that [[spoiler:Mr. Sohta]] world he cared for. It happens twice, point of fact.]]
* The [[CreepyChild Witch Boy]] from ''VideoGame/OverlordII''
was also treated this way by... ''everyone'' in Nordberg save for childhood friend Kelda, because he was generally disliked by classmates.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'':
** Halves, children born
creepy-looking and disruptive- the latter partly as revenge for shoddy treatment. This led him to be tossed out of the union between a Huma town when the [[TheEmpire Glorious Empire]] arrived to conquer the town and a Gajuma are viewed as outsiders and consistently discriminated against by both races. This social rejection is a key point in both Hilda and Militsa's characters.
** Ninon,
[[FantasticRacism purge the young girl with region of magical beings.]] Given that he's an EnfantTerrible in a series revolving around {{Villain Protagonist}}s, this quite naturally results in the Force of Feather was ostracised from her entire village because she could not control her Force that made everything float. She is found living alone in being either enslaved or eradicated when the mountains during adult Witch Boy returns to conquer the game.
* The backstory of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Tails state that other kids mocked him for his twin tails, though that kinda disappeared after he joined up with Sonic. Similarly, Blaze was shunned for the [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]] that she initially had trouble controlling, which, along with her role as guardian of the resident {{Cosmic Keystone}}s, led to her becoming withdrawn, antisocial, and [[IWorkAlone insistent on working alone]].
* The protagonist from ''VideoGame/{{Endeavor}}'' is ridiculed for his small size (even among dwarfs) by the other dwarves in his neighborhood.
* Ricken in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' was bullied as a child, even more so after his family lost most of their wealth and their noble status.
* Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' notes that she has been ostracized and bullied no matter [[ChildOfTwoWorlds which kingdom]] she lived in.
* This trope was at the origin of all the events in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'': [[spoiler:there was once a regular Mii that was royally ignored by everybody else and felt horribly lonely as a result. They came to think their face was too dull for the other people and shed it as a result, becoming the vengeful Dark Curse, who would steal the faces of lots and lots of Mii from the island of Miitopia]].
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the Wizard's Tower is founded on the belief that anybody can learn to use magic, and it should not be unique to anybody. Consequently, most faculty and students resented Ariane since she was both genuinely talented at magic and a hereditary Seer, traits which contradicted the Tower's philosophy. [[spoiler: The one professor who ''did'' like her turned out to be a TreacherousAdvisor planning to use her to suicide-bomb the Tower, and points out that her social isolation made her [[UnwittingPawn vulnerable and trusting enough for his purposes]].]]
world.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' applies to trope to an entire ''nation''. The nation of Garlemald are composed of people who are physically and intellectually superior to the other races. However, the Garleans have a genetic makeup that prevents them from using magic. According to the [[WordOfGod supplementary material in the lore book]], all the other nations either ignored, bullied, or mocked the Garleans for their inferiority with magic. Once the Garleans discover ceruleum, they harvest it to make huge advancements in technology and weapons that are miles above what the rest of Eorzea uses. With the power of magitek, the Garleans form their empire and [[FromNobodyToNightmare aim for complete subjugation of Eorzea]].
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is the case for the [[NonIndicativeName Ideal Masters]], who rule over a dimension of Oblivion known as the Soul Cairn. Despite this, they are not [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] like the other rulers of Oblivion and are not counted among their ranks. In fact, no one, not even the [[DivineParentage Demiprince son]] one of the Daedric Princes, is quite sure ''what'' they are anymore, though it is known that they [[WasOnceAMan were once mortal sorcerers]].
** Malacath, the Daedric Prince of Pariahs, the Spurned, and the Ostracized, is not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes. (Given his sphere, this is rather appropriate.)
** Jyggalag, the Daedric Prince of [[ControlFreak Order]], is feared and despised by the other Daedric Princes both for his immense power and for his [[OrderVersusChaos basis in "order"]], compared to the basis in "chaos" most of the other Princes have. Even Malacath, not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes, is more highly regarded than Jyggalag. As [[MadGod Sheogorath]] puts it:
--> ''"Malacath is more popular at parties! And Malacath is '''not''' popular at parties!"''
** Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. Meridia was originally one of the Magna-Ge, the "star orphans" who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who fled Mundus]] (the mortal realm) part way through its creation, following their "father", [[ThePowerOfTheSun Magnus]]. However, Merida was [[FallenAngel banished]] from [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] for "consorting with illicit spectra", implied to be the Daedra. Considered a "trespasser" in Oblivion by the Daedra, she, through [[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]], "bent and shaped" the rays of Magnus to create her own [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] in Oblivion, known as the Colored Rooms, while she became a Daedric Prince.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' applies ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' takes this to trope rather [[PlayerPunch disturbing]] lengths.
* ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' had Matthew Kane, the main character, who [[spoiler:ends up being Stroggified (in every way except for the fact that he still retains his mind, due
to an entire ''nation''. being rescued before having his mind control chip activated)]]. At first, most of his comrades (aside from his Squad members) reject him for this, but after learning that he's thw best and only hope for humanity, everyone wants to be his best friend.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the Wizard's Tower is founded on the belief that anybody can learn to use magic, and it should not be unique to anybody. Consequently, most faculty and students resented Ariane since she was both genuinely talented at magic and a hereditary Seer, traits which contradicted the Tower's philosophy. [[spoiler:
The nation of Garlemald are composed of people one professor who are physically ''did'' like her turned out to be a TreacherousAdvisor planning to use her to suicide-bomb the Tower, and intellectually superior to the points out that her social isolation made her [[UnwittingPawn vulnerable and trusting enough for his purposes]].]]
* The backstory of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Tails state that
other races. However, the Garleans have a genetic makeup that prevents them from using magic. According to the [[WordOfGod supplementary material in the lore book]], all the other nations either ignored, bullied, or kids mocked the Garleans him for their inferiority his twin tails, though that kinda disappeared after he joined up with magic. Once Sonic. Similarly, Blaze was shunned for the Garleans discover ceruleum, they harvest it to make huge advancements in technology and weapons [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]] that are miles above what she initially had trouble controlling, which, along with her role as guardian of the resident {{Cosmic Keystone}}s, led to her becoming withdrawn, antisocial, and [[IWorkAlone insistent on working alone]].
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'': While
the rest of Eorzea uses. With the power of magitek, dragons accept her, Cynder faces this from the Garleans form their empire and [[FromNobodyToNightmare aim for complete subjugation of Eorzea]].
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is the case for the [[NonIndicativeName Ideal Masters]], who rule over a dimension of Oblivion known as the Soul Cairn. Despite this, they are not [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] like the other rulers of Oblivion and are not counted among their ranks. In fact, no one, not even the [[DivineParentage Demiprince son]] one of the Daedric Princes, is quite sure ''what'' they are anymore, though it is known that they [[WasOnceAMan were once mortal sorcerers]].
** Malacath, the Daedric Prince of Pariahs, the Spurned,
Cheetahs, particularly Chief Prowlus and the Ostracized, is not considered a "true" Daedra by Hermit, for her actions under Malefor, despite the other Princes. (Given his sphere, this is rather appropriate.)
** Jyggalag,
fact she was BrainwashedAndCrazy at the Daedric Prince of [[ControlFreak Order]], is feared time and despised by is now trying to help Spyro save the other Daedric Princes both for his immense power world. While the Hermit doesn't change, Prowlus and for his [[OrderVersusChaos basis in "order"]], compared to the basis in "chaos" most rest of the other Princes have. Even Malacath, village come around after they help them out. Sparx also has the same habit, typically not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes, is more highly regarded than Jyggalag. As [[MadGod Sheogorath]] puts it:
--> ''"Malacath is more popular at parties! And Malacath is '''not''' popular at parties!"''
** Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals,
letting Cynder live down what she's done, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. Meridia was originally one of the Magna-Ge, the "star orphans" who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who fled Mundus]] (the mortal realm) part way ultimately asks her to keep watch over Spyro as they go through its creation, following their "father", [[ThePowerOfTheSun Magnus]]. However, Merida the Burned Lands to confront the BigBad and he can't go with them.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'':
** Halves, children born of the union between a Huma and a Gajuma are viewed as outsiders and consistently discriminated against by both races. This social rejection is a key point in both Hilda and Militsa's characters.
** Ninon, the young girl with the Force of Feather
was [[FallenAngel banished]] ostracised from [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] for "consorting with illicit spectra", implied to be her village because she could not control her Force that made everything float. She is found living alone in the Daedra. Considered a "trespasser" in Oblivion by mountains during the Daedra, she, through [[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]], "bent game.
* 15-year-old Rudy from the first ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs]]'' suffers from this. His unusual strength
and shaped" his ability to use [=ARMs=] (magic guns said to have been used by Demons) freaks people out, making him an outcast from society (the fact that no one knows where he came from does not help matters). Best shown at the rays beginning of Magnus to create her own [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] in Oblivion, known as the Colored Rooms, while she became a Daedric Prince.game when he's driven out of the village he just saved because the villagers (who , up till that point, had been nice to him) found out he carried, and wielded, an ARM.



* In ''VisualNovel/AkatsukiNoGoei'' Tsuki is hated by the other servants and Tominori. It's never stated why, but it's hinted that [[spoiler:the other maids know she's from the prohibited district and consider her filthy]]. As for Tominori, [[spoiler:it's probably just that she's pretty similar to Kaito. Even if he doesn't like her he still makes himself look like a complete scumbag for her sake, so he's not that bad]].



* In ''VisualNovel/AkatsukiNoGoei'' Tsuki is hated by the other servants and Tominori. It's never stated why, but it's hinted that [[spoiler:the other maids know she's from the prohibited district and consider her filthy]]. As for Tominori, [[spoiler:it's probably just that she's pretty similar to Kaito. Even if he doesn't like her he still makes himself look like a complete scumbag for her sake, so he's not that bad]].



* Tim from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim'' is regularly put down around the office by the other employees. They also tend to call him "Tim the idiot." His boss always singles him out to do random and unpleasant favors for him. Not those kind of favors.
* As revealed in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode "Attack of the Killer Bebes," Doctor Drakken's descent into megalomaniacal mad science can be traced to being made fun of in college, by Kim's father and their mutual friends. "Made fun of," meaning "one singular incident of mockery"; Drakken (then the not-blue Drew Lippski) promised Dr. Possible and his roommates that he'd provide blind dates for a sockhop. When the day of the dance comes, Drew shows up with four ''utterly ridiculous'' fembots he built himself, that look like they started life as industrial vacuum cleaners. The three non-roboticists instantly bust up laughing at the ludicrous sight, and start poking fun at Drew about exactly how ludicrous it is. The way Dr. Possible recounts the story, he clearly still thinks he was a lot less mean about the whole thing than Drakken did, especially since (aside from the robots) he seems to remember Drakken pretty fondly.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
** Dib is ''king'' of this trope. He is tormented on a regular basis by his peers due to his belief in the paranormal--which, in this CrapsackWorld, often means "not being [[TooDumbToLive as dumb as a sack of bricks.]]" All the while he is constantly battling the alien Zim, who his classmates regard as a normal (if ''green'') human kid.
** As a subversion of the standard hero reaction to the trope, Dib doesn't ''always'' take the abuse in stride; he argues with people a lot, and in one episode seriously contemplates falling into Zim's latest trap just so he can take his classmates down with him. In another episode ("Mopiness of Doom") he does the opposite, deciding that the paranormal isn't worth all the pain he suffers and temporarily quits. However, in the end he always does what's good for humanity, even if he just gets mocked for it later, due to either duty, pride or a mixture of the two.
*** Except in fanfiction; in a trope specific to the fandom, many writers actually have Dib turn evil and team up with Zim to destroy humanity out of spite, since Zim, at least, seems to hold ''some'' kind of healthy respect for Dib. Although even many of ''these'' have Dib regret his actions after the fact.
** Zim himself, who is the laughing stock of the Irken Empire. He actually ''[[GeneralFailure deserves]]'' that reputation, though ... not that it matters, since he's [[SmallNameBigEgo oblivious to it and convinced he's the best thing ever]].
* Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. While he's well-known for being one of the best imaginary friends in the show in terms of good deeds, and occasionally gets some form of recognition for his actions, far more often, his natural kindness gets either taken advantage of or stomped all over. Examples include:
** The destruction of a chandelier he had been working for six hours on,
** Not acquiring his own room despite having the best reason to obtain it (living the longest in the house without his own room and the room being custom-made for him),
** And an episode dedicated to everyone he comes in contact with immediately using his inability to say no to force him to do chores and such for them while a game he'd been dying to see was on. The episode results in being imprisoned ''twice'', finally reaching home the moment the game ends, and once he finally learns to say no and stand up for his own needs once in a while, the episode ends when he accidentally says yes to another chore and the door being slammed in his face before he can correct himself.
* The Future is Wild animated series. In the episode "Be true to your crew", the main character, C.G., tells her father that in truth, she has never really fit in with others her age and wouldn't want her crewmates and friends from the 21st century to feel the alienation that comes from feeling different the way she did. This indicates that she is an outcast among her peers. Because of this, she has a hard relating to others her age, has no understanding of social customs, and is socially awkward when she meets Ethan, Emily and Luis. She gets better though thanks to her crewmates making a much better a person than she ever was.

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* Tim Then there's [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer the 1964 stop-motion animated TV special]] that's the {{Trope Namer|s}}. With the exception of Yukon Cornelius, every single adult figure (including ''Santa Claus!'') comes off as a complete JerkAss in the way they treat Rudolph. Only averted by the fact that Rudolph ultimately is accepted by his peers... after saving their asses from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim'' is regularly put down around the office snowstorm and (indirectly) from the Abominable Snow Monster of the North Pole. The trope is downplayed in the [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment version of the story - while Rudolph still gets picked on by the other employees. They also tend to call him "Tim the idiot." His boss always singles him out to do random fawns, Santa and unpleasant favors for him. Not those kind his parents are a lot nicer and more accepting of favors.
him.
* As revealed in the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' An WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters episode "Attack has Ickis meeting a monster that was ostracized by his fellow monsters because his face looks just like a human's.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Plastic Man appears to be disliked by most heroes apart from Batman. He even mentions he was kicked out
of the Killer Bebes," Doctor Drakken's descent into megalomaniacal mad science can be traced to being made fun of in college, by Kim's father Justice League because they didn't want him around.
* Jay Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''. He gets it from his boss, his make-up lady
and their mutual friends. "Made fun of," meaning "one singular incident of mockery"; Drakken (then the not-blue Drew Lippski) promised Dr. Possible many people who disagree with his views on films. He does take steps to gain more respect, and manages to do so when he goes to [[WorkingClassHero truck driving school]] and impresses his fellow truckers both with his endurance behind the wheel and his roommates that he'd provide blind dates for a sockhop. When the day knowledge of the dance comes, Drew shows up with four ''utterly ridiculous'' fembots he built himself, that look like they started life as industrial vacuum cleaners. The three non-roboticists instantly bust up laughing at the ludicrous sight, and start poking fun at Drew about exactly how ludicrous it is. The way Dr. Possible recounts the story, he clearly still thinks he was a lot less mean about the whole thing than Drakken did, especially since (aside from the robots) he seems to remember Drakken pretty fondly.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
** Dib is ''king'' of this trope. He is tormented on a regular basis by his peers due to his belief in the paranormal--which, in this CrapsackWorld, often means "not being [[TooDumbToLive as dumb as a sack of bricks.]]" All the while he is constantly battling the alien Zim, who his classmates regard as a normal (if ''green'') human kid.
** As a subversion of the standard hero reaction to the trope, Dib doesn't ''always'' take the abuse in stride; he argues with people a lot, and in one episode seriously contemplates falling into Zim's latest trap just so he can take his classmates down with him. In another episode ("Mopiness of Doom") he does the opposite, deciding that the paranormal isn't worth all the pain he suffers and temporarily quits.
film. However, in the end he always does what's good for humanity, his primary career, ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect not even if he just winning a Pulitzer Prize]]'' gets mocked for it later, due to either duty, pride or a mixture of the two.
*** Except in fanfiction; in a trope specific to the fandom, many writers actually have Dib turn evil and team up with Zim to destroy humanity out of spite, since Zim, at least, seems to hold ''some'' kind of healthy respect for Dib. Although even many of ''these'' have Dib regret his actions after the fact.
** Zim himself, who is the laughing stock of the Irken Empire. He actually ''[[GeneralFailure deserves]]'' that reputation, though ... not that it matters, since he's [[SmallNameBigEgo oblivious to it and convinced he's the best thing ever]].
* Wilt
Jay any cred from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. While he's well-known for being one of the best imaginary friends in the show in terms of good deeds, and occasionally gets some form of recognition for his actions, far more often, his natural kindness gets either taken advantage of or stomped all over. Examples include:
** The destruction of a chandelier he had been working for six hours on,
** Not acquiring his own room despite having the best reason to obtain it (living the longest in the house without his own room and the room being custom-made for him),
** And an episode dedicated to everyone he comes in contact with immediately using his inability to say no to force him to do chores and such for them while a game he'd been dying to see was on. The episode results in being imprisoned ''twice'', finally reaching home the moment the game ends, and once he finally learns to say no and stand up for his own needs once in a while, the episode ends when he accidentally says yes to another chore and the door being slammed in his face before he can correct himself.
* The Future is Wild animated series. In the episode "Be true to your crew", the main character, C.G., tells her father that in truth, she has never really fit in with others her age and wouldn't want her crewmates and friends from the 21st century to feel the alienation that comes from feeling different the way she did. This indicates that she is an outcast among her peers. Because of this, she has a hard relating to others her age, has no understanding of social customs, and is socially awkward when she meets Ethan, Emily and Luis. She gets better though thanks to her crewmates making a much better a person than she ever was.
peers.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' uses this both ways: the heroes are constantly abused by the very people they're trying to protect, who generally scream and run away from, or else attack, their rescuers. Meanwhile, resident BigBad Demona has long ago cracked under the strain and decided on [[KillEmAll "kill them all"]]. While it certainly falls under this trope, people in the show do show a variety of responses to the Gargoyles, and the reactions generally are not too unrealistic, especially given they've been blamed for a variety of bad circumstances, some of it deservedly.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Though purely comedic, Butters has his alter ego Professor Chaos.
** At the start of the series, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny were relatively well-liked by their classmates, and were perfectly willing to bully their less popular peers. However, as the show went on, a combination of CharacterDevelopment and CharacterizationMarchesOn (that generally made them more sympathetic to fans) led their social status to become much more fragile. According to Craig, all of the other kids think they're assholes. Even if he was exaggerating, it still isn't all that unusual for their popularity to dip beneath ''Butters'.'' Though their popularity is constantly in flux, being despised by their peers in some episodes, and having sleepovers with them in others. Generally speaking, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are usually in good standing with the other kids, although they have a rivalry now with Craig, Clyde and Token who have their own little group. The lightning rod of the disdain is, of course, Cartman. Who is the [[JerkAss most]] [[FatBastard hated]] [[ManipulativeBastard kid]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk in]] [[KidsAreCruel school]] [[LackOfEmpathy by]] [[TheBully far]]. As much as the other kids pick on [[TheWoobie Butters]], their hatred of [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Cartman]] is exponentially greater.
* Jay Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''. He gets it from his boss, his make-up lady and the many people who disagree with his views on films. He does take steps to gain more respect, and manages to do so when he goes to [[WorkingClassHero truck driving school]] and impresses his fellow truckers both with his endurance behind the wheel and his knowledge of film. However, in his primary career, ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect not even winning a Pulitzer Prize]]'' gets Jay any cred from his peers.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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* ''Literature/TheTrumpetOfTheSwan'' has Louis the trumpeter swan, who is mute. The original novel doesn't show much of Louis' interactions with the other swans, but this trope is definitely played up in the animated film adaptation.
* Then there's [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer the 1964 stop-motion animated TV special]] that's the {{Trope Namer|s}}. With the exception of Yukon Cornelius, every single adult figure (including ''Santa Claus!'') comes off as a complete JerkAss in the way they treat Rudolph. Only averted by the fact that Rudolph ultimately is accepted by his peers... after saving their asses from the snowstorm and (indirectly) from the Abominable Snow Monster of the North Pole. The trope is downplayed in the [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment version of the story - while Rudolph still gets picked on by the other fawns, Santa and his parents are a lot nicer and more accepting of him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': With the exception of Maggie Simpson, the immediate Simpson family are occasionally put down by their hometown, Springfield. The people of Springfield are generally known to fair-weathered and fickle, earning the reputation of "Meanest Town in America". There is even a "Code of the Schoolyard" in Springfield Elementary School, where children amongst themselves are expected to always make fun of those different from them. This trope is usually put into effect due to Homer's blunders, Bart's mischief, or a series of events which bring out the town's general nastiness.
** When Homer Simpson plays the role of Paul Bunyan in the episode, "Simpsons Tall Tales":
-->'''Homer''': Oh, I get it. When I'm crushing and killing you, you don't like me. But when I can save your life, suddenly I'm Mr. Popular.
-->'''Lenny''': Yeah, that's pretty much it.
-->'''Homer''': Woo hoo! I'm Mr. Popular!
** There is even an episode plot in Season 23, where the people of Springfield decide to exile the Simpson family.
** One word: Moe Szyslak.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} {{Catfolk}} of the magical kingdom of Thundera regard their crown prince Lion-O as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} for his obsession with mythical "[[LostTechnology technology]]", a CategoryTraitor for his [[ZombieAdvocate defense]] of enemy LizardFolk scavengers, a CulturalRebel and a thoroughly InadequateInheritor and TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone when compared to his brother Tygra.

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* ''Literature/TheTrumpetOfTheSwan'' has Louis Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. While he's well-known for being one of the trumpeter swan, who is mute. The original novel doesn't show much of Louis' interactions with the other swans, but this trope is definitely played up best imaginary friends in the animated film adaptation.
* Then there's [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer
show in terms of good deeds, and occasionally gets some form of recognition for his actions, far more often, his natural kindness gets either taken advantage of or stomped all over. Examples include:
** The destruction of a chandelier he had been working for six hours on,
** Not acquiring his own room despite having
the 1964 stop-motion animated TV special]] that's best reason to obtain it (living the {{Trope Namer|s}}. With the exception of Yukon Cornelius, every single adult figure (including ''Santa Claus!'') comes off as a complete JerkAss longest in the way they treat Rudolph. Only averted by house without his own room and the fact that Rudolph ultimately is accepted by room being custom-made for him),
** And an episode dedicated to everyone he comes in contact with immediately using
his peers... after saving their asses from inability to say no to force him to do chores and such for them while a game he'd been dying to see was on. The episode results in being imprisoned ''twice'', finally reaching home the snowstorm moment the game ends, and (indirectly) from once he finally learns to say no and stand up for his own needs once in a while, the Abominable Snow Monster episode ends when he accidentally says yes to another chore and the door being slammed in his face before he can correct himself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinsCat'', none
of the North Pole. The trope Doctor's other creations like Nine, and Lottie is downplayed in the [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment version of the story - while Rudolph still gets picked on constantly tormented by the other fawns, Santa children of of Oddsburg.
* The Future is Wild animated series. In the episode "Be true to your crew", the main character, C.G., tells her father that in truth, she has never really fit in with others her age
and his parents wouldn't want her crewmates and friends from the 21st century to feel the alienation that comes from feeling different the way she did. This indicates that she is an outcast among her peers. Because of this, she has a hard relating to others her age, has no understanding of social customs, and is socially awkward when she meets Ethan, Emily and Luis. She gets better though thanks to her crewmates making a much better a person than she ever was.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' uses this both ways: the heroes
are a lot nicer and more accepting of him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': With
constantly abused by the exception of Maggie Simpson, the immediate Simpson family are occasionally put down by their hometown, Springfield. The very people of Springfield are they're trying to protect, who generally known to fair-weathered scream and fickle, earning run away from, or else attack, their rescuers. Meanwhile, resident BigBad Demona has long ago cracked under the reputation of "Meanest Town in America". There is even a "Code of the Schoolyard" in Springfield Elementary School, where children amongst themselves are expected to always make fun of those different from them. This trope is usually put into effect due to Homer's blunders, Bart's mischief, or a series of events which bring out the town's general nastiness.
** When Homer Simpson plays the role of Paul Bunyan
strain and decided on [[KillEmAll "kill them all"]]. While it certainly falls under this trope, people in the episode, "Simpsons Tall Tales":
-->'''Homer''': Oh, I get it. When I'm crushing
show do show a variety of responses to the Gargoyles, and killing you, you don't like me. But when I can save your life, suddenly I'm Mr. Popular.
-->'''Lenny''': Yeah, that's pretty much it.
-->'''Homer''': Woo hoo! I'm Mr. Popular!
** There is even an episode plot in Season 23, where
the people of Springfield decide to exile the Simpson family.
** One word: Moe Szyslak.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} {{Catfolk}} of the magical kingdom of Thundera regard their crown prince Lion-O as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
reactions generally are not too unrealistic, especially given they've been blamed for his obsession with mythical "[[LostTechnology technology]]", a CategoryTraitor for his [[ZombieAdvocate defense]] variety of enemy LizardFolk scavengers, a CulturalRebel and a thoroughly InadequateInheritor and TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone when compared to his brother Tygra.bad circumstances, some of it deservedly.



* The titular hero of Creator/{{Sprout}}'s ''Olive the Ostrich'', who buries her head in the sand to have imaginative adventures. When she pokes her head out of the sand, her father pokes fun at her for daydreaming again, her mother tells her that her head's "been in the sand too long" and her brother laughs at her. It's probably no coincidence that her name is "Olive."

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* The titular hero ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
** Dib is ''king''
of Creator/{{Sprout}}'s ''Olive the Ostrich'', who buries her head this trope. He is tormented on a regular basis by his peers due to his belief in the sand paranormal--which, in this CrapsackWorld, often means "not being [[TooDumbToLive as dumb as a sack of bricks.]]" All the while he is constantly battling the alien Zim, who his classmates regard as a normal (if ''green'') human kid.
** As a subversion of the standard hero reaction
to the trope, Dib doesn't ''always'' take the abuse in stride; he argues with people a lot, and in one episode seriously contemplates falling into Zim's latest trap just so he can take his classmates down with him. In another episode ("Mopiness of Doom") he does the opposite, deciding that the paranormal isn't worth all the pain he suffers and temporarily quits. However, in the end he always does what's good for humanity, even if he just gets mocked for it later, due to either duty, pride or a mixture of the two.
*** Except in fanfiction; in a trope specific to the fandom, many writers actually
have imaginative adventures. When she pokes her head Dib turn evil and team up with Zim to destroy humanity out of spite, since Zim, at least, seems to hold ''some'' kind of healthy respect for Dib. Although even many of ''these'' have Dib regret his actions after the fact.
** Zim himself, who is the laughing stock of the Irken Empire. He actually ''[[GeneralFailure deserves]]'' that reputation, though ... not that it matters, since he's [[SmallNameBigEgo oblivious to it and convinced he's the best thing ever]].
* Olaf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' was apparently [[spoiler: kicked
out of the sand, her place he lived and left drifting on an iceberg]] by other emperor penguins for [[CargoShip "marrying" an ice cube]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** As revealed in the episode "Attack of the Killer Bebes," Doctor Drakken's descent into megalomaniacal mad science can be traced to being made fun of in college, by Kim's
father pokes and their mutual friends. "Made fun of," meaning "one singular incident of mockery"; Drakken (then the not-blue Drew Lippski) promised Dr. Possible and his roommates that he'd provide blind dates for a sockhop. When the day of the dance comes, Drew shows up with four ''utterly ridiculous'' fembots he built himself, that look like they started life as industrial vacuum cleaners. The three non-roboticists instantly bust up laughing at the ludicrous sight, and start poking fun at her Drew about exactly how ludicrous it is. The way Dr. Possible recounts the story, he clearly still thinks he was a lot less mean about the whole thing than Drakken did, especially since (aside from the robots) he seems to remember Drakken pretty fondly.
** Ron is treated with a lot of disrespect by his high school peers, the only ''exception'' being Kim. Though despite that, his peers approve of his relationship with Kim (they actually ''cheer'' when they finally get together.) He loses their disrespect all together when he becomes the star running back.
* Tim from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim'' is regularly put down around the office by the other employees. They also tend to call him "Tim the idiot." His boss always singles him out to do random and unpleasant favors
for daydreaming again, her mother tells her that her head's "been in the sand too long" and her brother laughs at her. It's probably no coincidence that her name is "Olive."him. Not those kind of favors.



* In ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinsCat'', none of the Doctor's other creations like Nine, and Lottie is constantly tormented by the other children of of Oddsburg.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinsCat'', none The titular hero of Creator/{{Sprout}}'s ''Olive the Ostrich'', who buries her head in the sand to have imaginative adventures. When she pokes her head out of the Doctor's other creations like Nine, sand, her father pokes fun at her for daydreaming again, her mother tells her that her head's "been in the sand too long" and Lottie her brother laughs at her. It's probably no coincidence that her name is constantly tormented by the other children of of Oddsburg."Olive."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** With the exception of Maggie Simpson, the immediate Simpson family are occasionally put down by their hometown, Springfield. The people of Springfield are generally known to fair-weathered and fickle, earning the reputation of "Meanest Town in America". There is even a "Code of the Schoolyard" in Springfield Elementary School, where children amongst themselves are expected to always make fun of those different from them. This trope is usually put into effect due to Homer's blunders, Bart's mischief, or a series of events which bring out the town's general nastiness.
*** When Homer Simpson plays the role of Paul Bunyan in the episode, "Simpsons Tall Tales":
-->'''Homer''': Oh, I get it. When I'm crushing and killing you, you don't like me. But when I can save your life, suddenly I'm Mr. Popular.
-->'''Lenny''': Yeah, that's pretty much it.
-->'''Homer''': Woo hoo! I'm Mr. Popular!
*** There is even an episode plot in Season 23, where the people of Springfield decide to exile the Simpson family.
** One word: Moe Szyslak.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** Though purely comedic, Butters has his alter ego Professor Chaos.
** At the start of the series, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny were relatively well-liked by their classmates, and were perfectly willing to bully their less popular peers. However, as the show went on, a combination of CharacterDevelopment and CharacterizationMarchesOn (that generally made them more sympathetic to fans) led their social status to become much more fragile. According to Craig, all of the other kids think they're assholes. Even if he was exaggerating, it still isn't all that unusual for their popularity to dip beneath ''Butters'.'' Though their popularity is constantly in flux, being despised by their peers in some episodes, and having sleepovers with them in others. Generally speaking, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are usually in good standing with the other kids, although they have a rivalry now with Craig, Clyde and Token who have their own little group. The lightning rod of the disdain is, of course, Cartman. Who is the [[JerkAss most]] [[FatBastard hated]] [[ManipulativeBastard kid]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk in]] [[KidsAreCruel school]] [[LackOfEmpathy by]] [[TheBully far]]. As much as the other kids pick on [[TheWoobie Butters]], their hatred of [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Cartman]] is exponentially greater.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} {{Catfolk}} of the magical kingdom of Thundera regard their crown prince Lion-O as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} for his obsession with mythical "[[LostTechnology technology]]", a CategoryTraitor for his [[ZombieAdvocate defense]] of enemy LizardFolk scavengers, a CulturalRebel and a thoroughly InadequateInheritor and TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone when compared to his brother Tygra.



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Plastic Man appears to be disliked by most heroes apart from Batman. He even mentions he was kicked out of the Justice League because they didn't want him around.
* Olaf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' was apparently [[spoiler: kicked out of the place he lived and left drifting on an iceberg]] by other emperor penguins for [[CargoShip "marrying" an ice cube]].
* An WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters episode has Ickis meeting a monster that was ostracized by his fellow monsters because his face looks just like a human's.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Plastic Man appears to be disliked by most heroes apart from Batman. He even mentions he was kicked out of ''Literature/TheTrumpetOfTheSwan'' has Louis the Justice League because they didn't want him around.
* Olaf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' was apparently [[spoiler: kicked out
trumpeter swan, who is mute. The original novel doesn't show much of Louis' interactions with the place he lived and left drifting on an iceberg]] by other emperor penguins for [[CargoShip "marrying" an ice cube]].
* An WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters episode has Ickis meeting a monster that was ostracized by his fellow monsters because his face looks just like a human's.
swans, but this trope is definitely played up in the animated film adaptation.
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* [[spoiler:Reki]] from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' was born with black wings due to being [[spoiler:sin-bound]]. This caused the other Haibane to ostrasize her until she learned to [[HideYourOtherness dye her wings]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Fluttershy has been mistreated since childhood and into adulthood. It started off from the fact that she was a weak flyer suffering from confidence issues, and the fact that she is the only pegasus pony who has more of a connection to the earth than to the sky probably does not help. Also, a number of ponies think she is an ExtremeDoormat and will not hesitate to act like {{Jerkass}}es towards her. Fortunately, she has taken steps to being treated with more respect.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
**
Fluttershy has been mistreated since childhood and into adulthood. It started off from the fact that she was a weak flyer suffering from confidence issues, and the fact that she is the only pegasus pony who has more of a connection to the earth than to the sky probably does not help. Also, a number of ponies think she is an ExtremeDoormat and will not hesitate to act like {{Jerkass}}es towards her. Fortunately, she has taken steps to being treated with more respect.respect.
** Thorax preferred to play with dolls rather than practice fighting like all the other changelings in his hive and was bullied for it. When he grew up, he refused to attack ponies and instead wanted to share in the friendships he saw amongst them, which led him to abandon his hive and thus be branded a traitor to his own species. As is fitting for the theme of the show, it all works out for him in the end.
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** Rebecca from the Dressrosa Arc might qualify as well.[[spoiler: Her grandfather who was the former king of Dressrosa, was villainized by Doflamingo who took his throne. As soon as Rebecca entered the colosseum, people started to express their hate for her bloodline, so much that Diamante, the murderer of Rebecca's mother, [[EvenEvilHasStandards took offense to it]] [[ShamingTheMob and called out the crowds]]. Thankfully, Rebecca is finally given a break after Doflamingo's FrameUp is exposed thanks to the Straw Hats (namely [[SpannerInTheWorks Usopp]]).]]
** As of the Totto Land Arc, Sanji was revealed to be a victim of this. [[spoiler:He was born to the Vinsmoke family, whose warlike and Darwinistic principles is largely was supposed to become an [[LackOfEmpathy utterly remorseless]] {{Tykebomb}} like his older and younger quadruplet brothers after his father, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Vinsmoke]] [[AbusiveParents Judge]], experimented on them in utero. Sora, Sanji's mother, tried to preserve her sons' humanity by taking a dangerous drug that undid genetic enhancements, but only managed to save Sanji and grew sickly until she died. Because Sanji was the only one who was physically weak compared to his enhanced siblings and still retained his compassion, he was deemed a "dud" and a disgrace to the family name, so Judge felt justified with letting Sanji's brothers bully him viciously and constantly while doing nothing to stop them. The only family members who loved Sanji for who he was were his older sister, Reiju, who took care of him every time he was beaten black and blue but only did it in secret out of fear of being abused as well, and Sora, who spent her last moments praising Sanji's compassion and encouraging his desire to cook. Eventually, after Judge [[DeathFakedForYou threw Sanji in the dungeons to let him rot there while lying that he died in a training accident]], Reiju secretly used her enhancements to free her brother and help him run away from home, but Sanji was so affected by his horrid childhood that he was shell-shocked to realize that he now had a true father figure in Zeff]].

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** Rebecca from the Dressrosa Arc might qualify as well. [[spoiler: Her grandfather who was the former king of Dressrosa, was villainized by Doflamingo who took his throne. As soon as Rebecca entered the colosseum, people started to express their hate for her bloodline, so much that Diamante, the murderer of Rebecca's mother, [[EvenEvilHasStandards took offense to it]] [[ShamingTheMob and called out the crowds]]. Thankfully, Rebecca is Fortunately for Rebecca, she's finally given a break after Doflamingo's FrameUp is exposed thanks to the Straw Hats (namely [[SpannerInTheWorks Usopp]]).]]
** As of the Totto Land Arc, Sanji was revealed considered a pariah to be a victim of this.his family. [[spoiler:He was born to the Vinsmoke family, whose warlike and Darwinistic principles is largely was supposed to become an [[LackOfEmpathy utterly remorseless]] {{Tykebomb}} like his older and younger quadruplet brothers after his father, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Vinsmoke]] [[AbusiveParents Judge]], experimented on them in utero. Sora, Sanji's mother, tried to preserve her sons' humanity by taking a dangerous drug that undid genetic enhancements, but only managed to save Sanji and grew sickly until she died. Because Sanji was the only one who was physically weak compared to his enhanced siblings and still retained his compassion, he was deemed a "dud" and a disgrace to the family name, so Judge felt justified with letting Sanji's brothers bully him viciously and constantly while doing nothing to stop them. The only family members who loved Sanji for who he was were his older sister, Reiju, who took care of him every time he was beaten black and blue but only did it in secret out of fear of being abused as well, and Sora, who spent her last moments praising Sanji's compassion and encouraging his desire to cook. Eventually, after Judge [[DeathFakedForYou threw Sanji in the dungeons to let him rot there while lying that he died in a training accident]], Reiju secretly used her enhancements to free her brother and help him run away from home, but Sanji was so affected by his horrid childhood that he was shell-shocked to realize that he now had a true father figure in Zeff]].



** According to Deidara, [[spoiler: the two Jinchuuriki Akatsuki captured before Gaara were outcasts in their villages, and no one tried to rescue them]]. The trend is downright turned on its head with [[spoiler:Killer Bee, the eight-tailed Jinchuuriki. Turns out he's an extremely beloved member of his village, and when that village, particularly the Raikage and his own students, find out that he's been captured, they are ''[[ItsPersonal pissed]]'' (though their mood changes to sheer annoyance when they find out that Bee gave his would-be captors the slip and went off on an unauthorized vacation)]]. Though it's later revealed that [[spoiler:when he was a kid, even Bee's treatment fell under this, and it's only later that he becomes as respected as he is now]]. It's also implied that they searched for [[spoiler:Nii Yugito but never found the kidnappers in time to save her]].

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** According to Deidara, [[spoiler: the two Jinchuuriki Akatsuki captured before Gaara were outcasts pariahs in their villages, and no one tried to rescue them]]. The trend is downright turned on its head with [[spoiler:Killer Bee, the eight-tailed Jinchuuriki. Turns out he's an extremely beloved member of his village, and when that village, particularly the Raikage and his own students, find out that he's been captured, they are ''[[ItsPersonal pissed]]'' (though their mood changes to sheer annoyance when they find out that Bee gave his would-be captors the slip and went off on an unauthorized vacation)]]. Though it's later revealed that [[spoiler:when he was a kid, even Bee's treatment fell under this, and it's only later that he becomes as respected as he is now]]. It's also implied that they searched for [[spoiler:Nii Yugito but never found the kidnappers in time to save her]].



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for Armin. He's introduced being bullied, due to his [[ChildProdigy intelligence]] and heretical interest in the [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome outside world]]. Rather than cower at their abuse, he defiantly states that they're only hitting him because they can't prove him wrong. These traits go on to make him a valuable asset to humanity, as he grows into his role as a PragmaticHero and ChessmasterSidekick.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' uses this as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for Armin. He's introduced being bullied, ridiculed by a group of delinquents, due to his [[ChildProdigy intelligence]] and heretical interest in the [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome outside world]]. Rather than cower at their abuse, he [[DefiantToTheEnd defiantly states that they're only hitting him because they can't prove him wrong.wrong]]. These traits go on to make him a valuable asset to humanity, as he grows into his role as a PragmaticHero and ChessmasterSidekick.



* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark was bullied and rejected by many as a kid because of the unusual behavior caused by not being able to control his powers, and his isolated nature from trying to keep them a secret.

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* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark was bullied and rejected by many frequently marginalized as a kid child because of the unusual behavior caused by not being able to control his powers, and his isolated nature from trying to keep them a secret.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Jar Jar Binks. No, really. Of course, this wasn't the only reason in the story that he was shunned by other Gungans; he was a clumsy fellow who kept causing accidents, no matter how easy the task was that he was assigned. What caused Boss Nass to exile him was when he flooded a banquet hall (not his first major accident, or even his first major ''flooding'' accident).

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Jar Jar Binks. No, really. Of course, this This wasn't the only reason in the story that he was shunned by other Gungans; he was a clumsy fellow who kept causing accidents, no matter how easy the task was that he was assigned. What caused Boss Nass to exile him was when he flooded a banquet hall crashed the latter's heyblibber submarine (not his first major accident, or even his first major ''flooding'' accident).accident). However, by the end of the Battle of Endor, Jar Jar is scorned by everyone he comes across for understandably helping Palpatine rise to power.
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** Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. Meridia was originally one of the Magna-Ge, the "star orphans" who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who fled Mundus]] (the mortal realm) part way through its creation, following their "father", [[ThePowerOfTheSun Magnus]]. However, Merida was [[FallenAngel banished]] from [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] for "consorting with illicit spectra", implied to be the Daedra. Considered a "trespasser" in Oblivion by the Daedra, she, through [[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]], "bent and shaped" the rays of Magnus to create her own [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] in Oblivion, known as the Colored Rooms, while she became a Daedric Prince.
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