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20th Nov '17 5:32:57 PM orangekun21
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* LightNovel/SukaSuka: [[FailureHero Willem Kmetsch]] is without a doubt one of the most unfortunate light novel protagonists in history. After promising to return home to his adopted family, he was frozen in time for 500 years. Upon awakening he discovers that the rest of mankind was wiped out by the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] shortly after he was frozen. The last living human is then forced to live in a world where humanity is reviled for their alledged role in the beastsí emergence. Fortunately he has a chance encounter with a young fairy named Chtholly and the two eventually fall in love. He also manages to find himself a new family, similar to the one from his past life. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Chtholly is a literal TykeBomb with an extremely short lifespan and she dies despite Willemís best efforts. Around this time Willem also discovers that the monsters that destroyed all life on the surface were originally human, meaning that his old friends and family have been the cause of so much suffering in the present.]] Things only spiral downward from there. [[spoiler: He ends up being forced to relive the destruction of his old hometown by an EldritchAbomination seeking to break his mind. The creature as it turns out was none other than Willemís ChildhoodFriend, who had never stopped waiting for him to return home. Willem can only apologize for never coming home as he performs a MercyKill on the unfortunate beast. Unfortunately, the EldritchAbomination inhabiting her decides to use him as itís new vessel and he begins turning into a beast himself. The process is only stopped by advanced magic which seals away all of his memories, preventing him from ever seeing his new family again, lest the seal on the beast weaken. Willem tries to live a normal, if amnesiac, life with this reprieve. However, events conspire to present Willem with a choice between letting those he once cared about suffer a FateWorseThanDeath or completely give in to his inner beast. Willem chooses to unleash the monster inside of him and thus turn himself into the seriesí final antagonist; allowing himself to be killed in a SuicideByCop scenario. Fortunately]]

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* LightNovel/SukaSuka: [[FailureHero Willem Kmetsch]] is without a doubt one of the most unfortunate light novel protagonists in history. After promising to return home to his adopted family, he was frozen in time for 500 years. Upon awakening he discovers that the rest of mankind was wiped out by the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] shortly after he was frozen. The last living human is then forced to live in a world where humanity is reviled for their alledged role in the beastsí emergence. Fortunately he has a chance encounter with a young fairy named Chtholly and the two eventually fall in love. He also manages to find himself a new family, similar to the one from his past life. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Chtholly is a literal TykeBomb with an extremely short lifespan and she dies despite Willemís best efforts. Around this time Willem also discovers that the monsters that destroyed all life on the surface were originally human, meaning that his old friends and family have been the cause of so much suffering in the present.]] Things only spiral downward from there. [[spoiler: He ends up being forced to relive the destruction of his old hometown by an EldritchAbomination seeking to break his mind. The creature as it turns out was none other than Willemís ChildhoodFriend, who had never stopped waiting for him to return home. Willem can only apologize for never coming home as he performs a MercyKill on the unfortunate beast. Unfortunately, To make matters worse the EldritchAbomination inhabiting her decides to use him as itís new vessel and he begins turning into a beast himself. The process is only stopped by advanced magic which seals away all of his memories, preventing him from ever seeing his new family again, lest the seal on the beast weaken. Willem tries to live a normal, if amnesiac, life with this reprieve. However, events conspire to present Willem with a choice between letting those he once cared about suffer a FateWorseThanDeath or completely give in to his inner beast. Willem chooses to unleash the monster inside of him and thus turn himself into the seriesí final antagonist; allowing himself to be killed in a SuicideByCop scenario. Fortunately]] Fortunately, heís NotQuiteDead and is able to return sometime later.]] [[spoiler: The amount of suffering he goes through makes the [[EarnYourHappyEnding ending]] all the more satisfying.]]
20th Nov '17 5:26:29 PM orangekun21
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* LightNovel/SukaSuka: [[FailureHero Willem Kmetsch]] is without a doubt one of the most unfortunate light novel protagonists in history. After promising to return home to his adopted family, he was frozen in time for 500 years. Upon awakening he discovers that the rest of mankind was wiped out by the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] shortly after he was frozen. The last living human is then forced to live in a world where humanity is reviled for their alledged role in the beastsí emergence. Fortunately he has a chance encounter with a young fairy named Chtholly and the two eventually fall in love. He also manages to find himself a new family, similar to the one from his past life. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Chtholly is a literal TykeBomb with an extremely short lifespan and she dies despite Willemís best efforts. Around this time Willem also discovers that the monsters that destroyed all life on the surface were originally human, meaning that his old friends and family have been the ones causing so much suffering in the present.]]

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* LightNovel/SukaSuka: [[FailureHero Willem Kmetsch]] is without a doubt one of the most unfortunate light novel protagonists in history. After promising to return home to his adopted family, he was frozen in time for 500 years. Upon awakening he discovers that the rest of mankind was wiped out by the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] shortly after he was frozen. The last living human is then forced to live in a world where humanity is reviled for their alledged role in the beastsí emergence. Fortunately he has a chance encounter with a young fairy named Chtholly and the two eventually fall in love. He also manages to find himself a new family, similar to the one from his past life. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Chtholly is a literal TykeBomb with an extremely short lifespan and she dies despite Willemís best efforts. Around this time Willem also discovers that the monsters that destroyed all life on the surface were originally human, meaning that his old friends and family have been the ones causing cause of so much suffering in the present.]]]] Things only spiral downward from there. [[spoiler: He ends up being forced to relive the destruction of his old hometown by an EldritchAbomination seeking to break his mind. The creature as it turns out was none other than Willemís ChildhoodFriend, who had never stopped waiting for him to return home. Willem can only apologize for never coming home as he performs a MercyKill on the unfortunate beast. Unfortunately, the EldritchAbomination inhabiting her decides to use him as itís new vessel and he begins turning into a beast himself. The process is only stopped by advanced magic which seals away all of his memories, preventing him from ever seeing his new family again, lest the seal on the beast weaken. Willem tries to live a normal, if amnesiac, life with this reprieve. However, events conspire to present Willem with a choice between letting those he once cared about suffer a FateWorseThanDeath or completely give in to his inner beast. Willem chooses to unleash the monster inside of him and thus turn himself into the seriesí final antagonist; allowing himself to be killed in a SuicideByCop scenario. Fortunately]]
20th Nov '17 5:06:31 PM orangekun21
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* LightNovel/SukaSuka: [[FailureHero Willem Kmetsch]] is without a doubt one of the most unfortunate light novel protagonists in history. After promising to return home to his adopted family, he was frozen in time for 500 years. Upon awakening he discovers that the rest of mankind was wiped out by the [[EldritchAbomination 17 Beasts]] shortly after he was frozen. The last living human is then forced to live in a world where humanity is reviled for their alledged role in the beastsí emergence. Fortunately he has a chance encounter with a young fairy named Chtholly and the two eventually fall in love. He also manages to find himself a new family, similar to the one from his past life. Unfortunately, [[spoiler: Chtholly is a literal TykeBomb with an extremely short lifespan and she dies despite Willemís best efforts. Around this time Willem also discovers that the monsters that destroyed all life on the surface were originally human, meaning that his old friends and family have been the ones causing so much suffering in the present.]]
26th Oct '17 4:07:16 PM otemple700
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* Timmy Turner, the main character in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', is tormented constantly. The writers even go so far as subverting the ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' [[ItsAWonderfulPlot trope]] by letting the character of Jorgen Von Strangle tel Timmy that his very existence causes misery for everyone. He is also frequently tormented by Francis TheBully, Vicky his evil babysitter, and Mr. Crocker his SadistTeacher. And that's not including his [[ParentalNeglect neglectful parents.]] Even when Timmy wishes for his situation to improve, he is forced to wish everything back to normal (more often than not because said wishes proceed to make things worse!), a very notorious ResetButton, thus continuing his ongoing misery.

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* Timmy Turner, the main character in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. Granted, the prerequsit to have Fairy Godparents in the first place is to be misserable but even then he is tormented constantly. The writers even go so far as subverting the ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' [[ItsAWonderfulPlot trope]] by letting the character of Jorgen Von Strangle tel Timmy that his very existence causes misery for everyone. He is also frequently tormented by Francis TheBully, Vicky his evil babysitter, and Mr. Crocker his SadistTeacher. And that's not including his [[ParentalNeglect neglectful parents.]] Even when Timmy wishes for his situation to improve, he is forced to wish everything back to normal (more often than not because said wishes proceed to make things worse!), a very notorious ResetButton, thus continuing his ongoing misery.
18th Oct '17 8:51:08 PM Kissinger113
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Compare BornUnlucky, WeirdnessMagnet and NoFourthWall. May be caused by a TrumanShowPlot. PlayedForLaughs with TheChewToy. For a more subjective version, see DesignatedMonkey. If the character arguably deserves mistreatment by the universe, they might be the victim of CallItKarma, ContrivedCoincidence, an IneffectualSympatheticVillain, or a JerkassWoobie.

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Compare BornUnlucky, WeirdnessMagnet and NoFourthWall. May be caused by a TrumanShowPlot. PlayedForLaughs with TheChewToy. For a more subjective version, see DesignatedMonkey. If the character arguably deserves mistreatment by the universe, they might be the victim of CallItKarma, LaserGuidedKarma, ContrivedCoincidence, an IneffectualSympatheticVillain, or a JerkassWoobie.
14th Oct '17 9:41:42 PM Kissinger113
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s sister Candace. Her relentless quest to "bust" her brothers and prove their outlandish activities to their parents means she gets dragged through the wringer and usually gets within a whisker of succeeding, only to have it all snatched away at the last moment thanks to Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions backfiring, leaving her looking crazy. Like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]], it's only her own obsession that keeps the pain coming, but it does seem that fate is definitely against her: even if ''the entire universe'' has to expand to rob her of validation, it'll happen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s sister Candace. Her relentless quest to "bust" her brothers and prove their outlandish activities to their parents means she gets dragged through the wringer and usually gets within a whisker of succeeding, only to have it all snatched away at the last moment thanks to Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions backfiring, leaving her looking crazy. Like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]], it's only her own obsession that keeps the pain coming, but it does seem that fate is definitely against her: even if ''the entire universe'' has to expand to rob her of validation, it'll happen.
14th Oct '17 9:30:18 PM Kissinger113
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s sister Candace. Her relentless quest to "bust" her brothers and prove their outlandish activities to their parents means she gets dragged through the wringer and usually gets within a whisker of succeeding, only to have it all snatched away at the last moment thanks to Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions backfiring, leaving her looking crazy. Like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]], it's only her own obsession that keeps the pain coming, but it does seem that fate has it in for her: even if ''the entire universe'' has to expand to rob her of validation, it'll happen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'''s sister Candace. Her relentless quest to "bust" her brothers and prove their outlandish activities to their parents means she gets dragged through the wringer and usually gets within a whisker of succeeding, only to have it all snatched away at the last moment thanks to Dr. Doofenshmirtz's inventions backfiring, leaving her looking crazy. Like [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Wile E. Coyote]], it's only her own obsession that keeps the pain coming, but it does seem that fate has it in for is definitely against her: even if ''the entire universe'' has to expand to rob her of validation, it'll happen.
5th Oct '17 11:40:43 AM TroperDimetrodon
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': It's protagonist Yuya, fits here. Yuya starts the series as a serious StepfordSmiler due to being bullied for 3 years of his life because of his disappeared dad and it only gets worse from there. Yuya is forced to see a [[spoiler:brutal interdimensional war using dueling as it center, which completely contradicts his belief that dueling should only be used for fun. He struggles to find an answer as one of his friends is proven to be TheMole, he discovers he has 2 IdenticalStranger(and 1 more that he hasn't met yet) which ends with one of them dying and fusing with him which results in a SuperPoweredEvilSide that he struggle to control that makes him break his ideals. When he finally gets a hold of all that, he learns his best friend, Yuzu is missing causing due to the war. He travels across dimensions to find her only to end up in a city where compassion is nearly dead and he ends up breaking his own ideals to survive]]

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'': It's protagonist Yuya, fits here. Yuya starts the series as a serious StepfordSmiler due to being bullied for 3 years of his life because of his disappeared dad and it only gets worse from there. Yuya is forced to see a [[spoiler:brutal interdimensional war using dueling as it center, which completely contradicts his belief that dueling should only be used for fun. He struggles to find an answer as one of his friends is proven to be TheMole, he discovers he has 2 IdenticalStranger(and 1 more that he hasn't met yet) which ends with one of them dying and fusing with him which results in a SuperPoweredEvilSide that he struggle to control that makes him break his ideals. When he finally gets a hold of all that, he learns his best friend, Yuzu is missing causing due to the war. He travels across dimensions to find her only to end up in a city where compassion is nearly dead and he ends up breaking his own ideals to survive]]survive]].
* The titular character of ''Manga/ImGreatPriestImhotep'' suffers this to an incredible extent. First of, he suffered from ParentalAbandonment twice and [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation his incredible genius only helps in making him feel all the lonelier]] through the majority of his childhood. One day, he becomes friends with Djoser, the incredibly idealistic PrincelyYoungMan, [[OnlyFriend marking the first time Im ever formed a friendship]]. Sadly, it was not meant to last as Djoser was born with "the soul of the sun" within him. This meant it was Djoser's turn to be sacrificed for the sake of the world, as the ritual to keep the dark forces of hell at bay can only be conducted by sacrificing a heart of a person born with "the soul of the sun", a rite that has to be carried out once every few centuries. [[spoiler: Stuck in a SadisticChoice between letting his friend be sacrificed or the LegionsOfHell razing the world, Imhotep tried to TakeAThirdOption and destroy the miasma by using a high-degree spell that is basically CessationOfExistence weaponized. However, TheOrder seen it coming from miles away and use a shapeshifter to surprise both Djoser and Imhotep. When Imhotep finally menages to free himself from his prison, he desperately tries and [[EpicFail fails]] to save Djoser. [[GoneHorriblyWrong Instead]], [[CreateYourOwnVillain he is presented]] to a [[SarcasmMode lovely]] shot of [[FanDisservice Djoser's pierced torso]] ([[NauseaFuel at the sight which he vomited]]), as Djoser questions Im WasItAllALie. Djoser than declares his desire to destroy the gods who made a fate like his possible in the first place using [[TheHeartless the magai]], malevolent creatures who mimic the gods in appearance and abilities. After a fierce battle, Imhotep succeeds in defeating him, but the magai are already scattered around the world, bringing death and misery wherever they go. As punishment, Im was [[AndIMustScream imprisoned for the next 3000 years]] until he was released, only to discover that Djoser still ain't dead and that rather than dealing with the magai, Ennead brought him back for the (primary) purpose of killing his best friend - ''again''. To rub salt on the wound, wherever he goes, Im [[NeverLiveItDown ends up frequently receiving a lot of hate]] from almost whoever he meets in the Amen Priest Association and others who know of the magai, as many of them have lost their loved ones because of the magai]]. Thankfully, some characters, such as Hinome, Anubis and [[CharacterDevelopment later on]] [[spoiler: Harugo]] seem determined to help him overcome his misery, much to Imhotep's [[WeReallyDoCare surprise]] [[YouAreNotAlone and]] [[TearsOfJoy joy]].
4th Oct '17 12:12:26 AM salvadorfranz
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* Some fans have started to wonder if Rean Schwarzer from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' is the world's plaything as any attempt he does to do good, ends up screwing him over in the worst possible way.
14th Sep '17 3:41:17 AM TomServo3000
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* While Waspinator of ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' was TheChewToy, his counterpart in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', Wasp, is a Cosmic Plaything. Instead of getting blown up a lot, his ill fortune lead to him [[spoiler:getting framed for being a spy, going to jail for 50+ years, and ''going insane'']].
** [[spoiler:And then he is tricked into becoming a techno-organic monstrosity by Blackarachnia, explodes, and winds up in pieces on what may or may not be a version of the prehistoric Earth from Beast Wars. Like his predecessor he lives through the dismemberment, but the scene of him trying to pull himself back together is terrifying rather than comedic.]]
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