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9th Feb '17 12:03:20 AM SilverFang
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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Cross's emotional and physical abuse of Allen is usually [[DudeNotFunny played for laughs]]. However, this was more in the anime given Cross' AdaptationalVillainy. In the manga, Allen has only suffered genuine trauma with the amount of debts he's had to pay off due to Cross. Whereas in the anime, Cross abandons Allen to be beaten by thugs, orders Allen to bring him man-eating animals, throws him to legions of Akuma without training him, and having Allen so scarred that he believed that all generals were evil due to his experience with Cross.

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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Cross's emotional and physical abuse of Allen is usually [[DudeNotFunny played for laughs]]. However, this was more in the anime given which was apart of Cross' AdaptationalVillainy. In the manga, Allen has only suffered genuine trauma with the amount of debts he's had to pay off due to Cross. Whereas in the anime, Cross abandons Allen to be beaten by thugs, orders Allen to bring him man-eating animals, throws him to legions of Akuma without training him, and having had Allen so scarred that he believed that all generals were evil due to his experience with Cross. But WordOfGod says Cross considers Allen to be his son, and he was never portrayed as badly in the manga.
9th Feb '17 12:01:33 AM SilverFang
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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Cross Marian's abusive treatment of his student Allen Walker is [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood played for laughs]].

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* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Cross Marian's abusive treatment Cross's emotional and physical abuse of his student Allen Walker is [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood usually [[DudeNotFunny played for laughs]].laughs]]. However, this was more in the anime given Cross' AdaptationalVillainy. In the manga, Allen has only suffered genuine trauma with the amount of debts he's had to pay off due to Cross. Whereas in the anime, Cross abandons Allen to be beaten by thugs, orders Allen to bring him man-eating animals, throws him to legions of Akuma without training him, and having Allen so scarred that he believed that all generals were evil due to his experience with Cross.
30th Jan '17 4:34:14 PM revfitz
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* Webcomic/MrSquare uses this as a cornerstone to its comics. The titular Mr. Square is often put through both physical, and existential horrors for laughs. In [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue374/ this comic]] he stands in absolute desolation and sadness as a "Schadenfreude-hat" salesman sets up shop next to him.
22nd Jan '17 11:02:40 AM themetalstickman
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Creator/JohnCleese once noted, when talking about ''Series/FawltyTowers'', that comedy is very much like {{tragedy}}, the only difference being that comedy lacks sympathy towards the character. This is often because the character in question does not particularly merit sympathy; for example, Basil Fawlty lives a life full of hardships, annoyances and general misery, but because he is antisocial and offensive towards his guests and staff, often with little provocation, and most of his misery is caused by [[LaserGuidedKarma his own actions]], you find yourself laughing at him rather than mourning his misfortune. If Basil Fawlty were a decent person rather than an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, ''Series/FawltyTowers'' would be a depressing exercise in watching a man tortured undeservedly (see also KafkaKomedy).

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Creator/JohnCleese once noted, when talking about ''Series/FawltyTowers'', that comedy is very much like {{tragedy}}, the only difference being that comedy lacks sympathy towards the character. This is often because the character in question [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist does not particularly merit sympathy; sympathy]]; for example, Basil Fawlty lives a life full of hardships, annoyances and general misery, but because he is antisocial and offensive towards his guests and staff, often with little provocation, and most of his misery is caused by [[LaserGuidedKarma his own actions]], you find yourself laughing at him rather than mourning his misfortune. If Basil Fawlty were a decent person rather than an UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist, ''Series/FawltyTowers'' would be a depressing exercise in watching a man tortured undeservedly (see also KafkaKomedy).
8th Jan '17 1:19:37 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ultimate|Marvel}} Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, especially when he's [[TheUltimates written]] by Creator/MarkMillar.

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* {{Ultimate|Marvel}} ComicBook/{{Ultimate|Marvel}} Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}, especially when he's [[TheUltimates [[ComicBook/TheUltimates written]] by Creator/MarkMillar.
30th Dec '16 5:37:07 AM WillBGood
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* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' dishes this out to ''everybody''.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ameri'': Every one of the main characters exhibits this at multiple points.

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* Roger of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' dishes this out to ''everybody''.
** ''WesternAnimation/Ameri'': Every
''everybody''. Heck, every one of the main characters exhibits this at multiple points.
30th Dec '16 5:34:33 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[VillainProtagonisy Mr. Cat]], [[AntiHero Stumpy]] and even Kaeloo on occasion.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': [[VillainProtagonisy [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Cat]], [[AntiHero Stumpy]] and even Kaeloo on occasion.
30th Dec '16 5:22:38 AM WillBGood
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** Pierce deciding to ruin a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game the others were holding to ''{{avert a suicide}}'' just because he felt excluded.

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** Pierce deciding to ruin a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game the others were holding to ''{{avert ''help a suicide}}'' suicidal player'' just because he felt excluded.
2nd Dec '16 6:42:28 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The series Literature/TheSupervillainySaga pretty much runs on this trope. Its protagonist, Gary Karkofsky, is a CardCarryingVillain in a CapePunk world where most supervillains act like their crimes are SeriousBusiness. His BunnyEarsLawyer antics pretty much result in him being constantly underestimated and horrible KarmicDeath for other villains. Gary, himself, is hilarious throughout his evil plans.

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* The series Literature/TheSupervillainySaga ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga'' pretty much runs on this trope. Its protagonist, Gary Karkofsky, is a CardCarryingVillain in a CapePunk world where most supervillains act like their crimes are SeriousBusiness. His BunnyEarsLawyer antics pretty much result in him being constantly underestimated and horrible KarmicDeath for other villains. Gary, himself, is hilarious throughout his evil plans.
2nd Dec '16 6:42:03 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The series Literature/TheSupervillainySaga pretty much runs on this trope. Its protagonist, Gary Karkofsky, is a CardCarryingVillain in a CapePunk world where most supervillains act like their crimes are SeriousBusiness. His BunnyEarsLawyer antics pretty much result in him being constantly underestimated and horrible KarmicDeath for other villains. Gary, himself, is hilarious throughout his evil plans.
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