History Main / DarkAndTroubledPast

22nd Feb '17 6:05:01 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* All the main characters from {{Ninjago}} have this, some of them falling into HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood, but [[KidHero Lloyd]]'s childhood is is singularly horrific. Abandoned by his parents ([[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou not that they had any other choice in the matter]]) and thrown into a boarding school for kid villains, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer heavily bullied at said boarding school]] for [[EvilIsPetty not having the drive to commit actual evil]], and trying to prove his worth as an evil mastermind despite his naivety and young age only to fall into HumiliationConga over and over again. Luckily he met his uncle and the ninjas and he got better, but as shown after [[GrowingUpSucks he is forced to grow up]], he [[StepfordSmiler still has some issues...]]


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* [[KidHero Lloyd]]'s childhood stands out as being the worst of the ninjas in WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}. Abandoned by his parents ([[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou not that they had any other choice in the matter]]) and thrown into a boarding school for kid villains, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer heavily bullied at said boarding school]] for [[EvilIsPetty not having the drive to commit actual evil]], and trying to prove his worth as an evil mastermind despite his naivety and young age only to fall into HumiliationConga over and over again. Luckily he met his uncle and the ninjas and he got better, but as shown after [[GrowingUpSucks he is forced to grow up]], he [[StepfordSmiler still has some issues...]]
16th Feb '17 6:54:33 PM FF32
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* Jennifer from ''RuleOfRose''. There's a reason why the narrator never fails to refer to her as the "poor, unlucky girl".

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* Jennifer from ''RuleOfRose''.''VideoGame/RuleOfRose''. There's a reason why the narrator never fails to refer to her as the "poor, unlucky girl".
12th Feb '17 12:49:35 PM starlight9
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* In the ''Literature/NightfallSeries'', Prince Vladimir's entire human family was killed as a result of a rebellion gone wrong. However, he never uses it as an excuse for his evilness and is unapologetic about what he has done to humanity.
11th Feb '17 11:28:41 AM ILikeRobots
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** The swordsman Lon'qu of ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'' grew up in the slums of the Chon'sin, and at one point when Lon'qu was young, his good friend Ke'ri was killed by bandits, with Lon'qu only able to watch helplessly. He developed gynophobia as a result of the incident, believing that any women close to him would meet the same fate.

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** The swordsman Lon'qu of ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'' grew up in the slums of the Chon'sin, and at one point when Lon'qu was young, his good friend Ke'ri friend, the little girl Ke'ri, was killed by bandits, with Lon'qu only able to watch helplessly. He developed gynophobia as a result of the incident, believing that any women close to him would meet the same fate.
10th Feb '17 7:39:34 PM ILikeRobots
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** Jakob, the Avatar Corrin's loyal butler in ''Fates,'' was raised by AbusiveParents who cared so little for him that they abandoned him at Nohr's Windmire Castle, where he was taken in as a castle servant, and never looked back. He was mistreated and disliked by the rest of the castle staff, with the exception of young Corrin him or herself, and in the present as as a result of it, he's cold, distant and rude to most anyone who isn't the Avatar, while being [[UndyingLoyalty slavishly loyal and dedicated]] to the Avatar him or herself. He tells Mozu and Azura in their supports that the Avatar is ''literally'' the only person in the castle that treated him kindly.

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** Jakob, the Avatar Corrin's loyal butler in ''Fates,'' was raised by AbusiveParents who cared so little for him that they abandoned him at Nohr's Windmire Castle, where he was taken in as a castle servant, and never looked back. He was mistreated and disliked by the rest of the castle staff, with the exception of young Corrin him or herself, and in the present as as a result of it, he's cold, distant and rude to most anyone who isn't the Avatar, while being [[UndyingLoyalty slavishly loyal and dedicated]] to the Avatar him or herself. He tells Mozu and Azura in their supports that the Avatar is ''literally'' the only person in the castle that treated him kindly.


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** The swordsman Lon'qu of ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'' grew up in the slums of the Chon'sin, and at one point when Lon'qu was young, his good friend Ke'ri was killed by bandits, with Lon'qu only able to watch helplessly. He developed gynophobia as a result of the incident, believing that any women close to him would meet the same fate.
** Henry the Dark Mage of ''Awakening'' started off with AbusiveParents who ignored him to the point that he spent most of his time wandering the woods outside of his village. When he became [[OnlyFriend close friends with a wolf that lived in the forest]], it was killed by villagers when it tried to visit him. His parents then sent him off to a [[OrphanageOfFear cruel, abusive orphanage]] (in the Japanese version) or a [[BoardingSchoolOfHorrors cold and strict mage school]] (in the English version) where he was harshly punished and experimented on, and all of it seems to have...broken him mentally. In the present, he seems to be operating on BlueAndOrangeMorality, is fascinated by BodyHorror and zombies, and is at the point that he just doesn't ''understand'' human empathy and that threatening to kill and curse people is morally objectionable.
10th Feb '17 7:23:51 PM ILikeRobots
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** Jakob, the Avatar Corrin's loyal butler in ''Fates,'' was raised by AbusiveParents who cared so little for him that they abandoned him at Nohr's Windmire Castle, where he was taken in as a castle servant, and never looked back. He was mistreated and disliked by the rest of the castle staff, with the exception of young Corrin him or herself, and in the present as as a result of it, he's cold, distant and rude to most anyone who isn't the Avatar, while being [[UndyingLoyalty slavishly loyal and dedicated]] to the Avatar him or herself. He tells Mozu and Azura in their supports that the Avatar is ''literally'' the only person in the castle that treated him kindly.
** The Hoshidan spearwoman Oboro of ''Fates'' witnessed her merchant parents being murdered by a Nohrian assassin when she was young, and only managed to escape the same fate herself by hiding in their cart. She developed a ''deep'' hatred for all things and people Nohrian as a result and reacts...''rather badly'' to them, to the point that her [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration in-battle skill makes her deal more damage to Nohrian units]].
10th Feb '17 7:04:02 PM ILikeRobots
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** [[TheTease Niles]] the archer of ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'' was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by both of his parents at a very young age]], and grew up on the harsh and unforgiving streets of Nohr, falling in with a gang of thieves and other seedy types just to stay alive. At one point in his childhood, he had one of his ''eyes'' gouged out by another orphan, and when his gang of thieves threw him under the bus to escape when one of their heists went bad, he was close enough to the DespairEventHorizon that he begged his captor Prince Leo of Nohr to kill him and get it over with. He ended up becoming one of Leo's [[UndyingLoyalty loyal retainers]] instead.

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** [[TheTease Niles]] the archer of ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'' was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by both of his parents at a very young age]], and grew up on the harsh and unforgiving streets of Nohr, falling in with a gang of thieves and other seedy types just to stay alive. At one point in his childhood, he had one of his ''eyes'' gouged out by another orphan, and when his gang of thieves threw him under the bus to escape when one of their heists went bad, he was close enough to the DespairEventHorizon that he begged his captor Prince Leo of Nohr to kill him and get it over with. He ended up becoming one of Leo's [[UndyingLoyalty loyal retainers]] instead. In the present, Niles' [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] and cruel tendencies are explained by him as a result of jealousy; when he sees someone who "doesn't know what suffering is," he feels the need to mess with them.
10th Feb '17 6:56:47 PM ILikeRobots
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** The green [[{{Animorphism}} tiger laguz]] [[TheQuietOne Muarim]] was a slave in the [[HumansByAnyOtherName beorc (human)]] nation of Begnion for some time, and had an apparently cruel master. In his supports with fellow laguz Lethe, Muarim recounts that his master would beat him if he did not have the materials with which to clean his master's weapons. It seems to have affected him psychologically, as he tells Lethe that he still has trouble thinking of himself as an equal to beorc, and feels anxious whenever he does not have the materials his master once demanded of him close at hand. He tells Lethe that he cannot imagine what it is like to live with the pride that she feels as a laguz from the race's native Gallia.
** [[TheTease Niles]] the archer of ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'' was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by both of his parents at a very young age]], and grew up on the harsh and unforgiving streets of Nohr, falling in with a gang of thieves and other seedy types just to stay alive. At one point in his childhood, he had one of his ''eyes'' gouged out by another orphan, and when his gang of thieves threw him under the bus to escape when one of their heists went bad, he was close enough to the DespairEventHorizon that he begged Prince Leo of Nohr to kill him and get it over with. He ended up becoming one of Leo's [[UndyingLoyalty loyal retainers]] instead.

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** The green [[{{Animorphism}} tiger laguz]] [[TheQuietOne Muarim]] of the ''Videogame/FireEmblemTellius'' subseries was a slave in the [[HumansByAnyOtherName beorc (human)]] nation of Begnion for some time, and had an apparently cruel master. In his supports with fellow laguz Lethe, Muarim recounts that his master would beat him if he did not have the materials with which to clean his master's weapons. It seems to have affected him psychologically, as he tells Lethe that he still has trouble thinking of himself as an equal to beorc, and feels anxious whenever he does not have the materials his master once demanded of him close at hand. He tells Lethe that he cannot imagine what it is like to live with the pride that she feels as a laguz from the race's native Gallia.
** [[TheTease Niles]] the archer of ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'' was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by both of his parents at a very young age]], and grew up on the harsh and unforgiving streets of Nohr, falling in with a gang of thieves and other seedy types just to stay alive. At one point in his childhood, he had one of his ''eyes'' gouged out by another orphan, and when his gang of thieves threw him under the bus to escape when one of their heists went bad, he was close enough to the DespairEventHorizon that he begged his captor Prince Leo of Nohr to kill him and get it over with. He ended up becoming one of Leo's [[UndyingLoyalty loyal retainers]] instead.
10th Feb '17 6:55:47 PM ILikeRobots
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** The green [[{{Animorphism}} tiger laguz]] [[TheQuietOne Muarim]] was a slave in the [[HumansByAnyOtherName beorc (human)]] nation of Begnion for some time, and had an apparently cruel master. In his supports with fellow laguz Lethe, Muarim recounts that his master would beat him if he did not have the materials with which to clean his master's weapons. It seems to have affected him psychologically, as he tells Lethe that he still has trouble thinking of himself as an equal to beorc, and feels anxious whenever he does not have the materials his master once demanded of him close at hand. He tells Lethe that he cannot imagine what it is like to live with the pride that she feels as a laguz from the race's native Gallia.
** [[TheTease Niles]] the archer of ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'' was [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by both of his parents at a very young age]], and grew up on the harsh and unforgiving streets of Nohr, falling in with a gang of thieves and other seedy types just to stay alive. At one point in his childhood, he had one of his ''eyes'' gouged out by another orphan, and when his gang of thieves threw him under the bus to escape when one of their heists went bad, he was close enough to the DespairEventHorizon that he begged Prince Leo of Nohr to kill him and get it over with. He ended up becoming one of Leo's [[UndyingLoyalty loyal retainers]] instead.
5th Feb '17 11:47:52 AM Kakai
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* ''Lierature/TheWitchlands'':
** Iseult has ran away from home shortly after Corlant started taking unhealthy interest in her mother, and nearly died when she was discovered by a Carawen monk. She had to leave the monastery as well, and then almost died again before Safi saved her and they became Threadsisters. All the time, she had to manage the copious amounts of FantasticRacism that all Nomatsi face - in the Dalmotti Empire, they're considered animals.
** Aeduen apparently used to live in a Nomatsi settlement before something happened that made him terrified of fire, killed his mother and caused him to flee. He was found by a Carawen monk and joined the monastery, but was ostracized there for being a Bloodwitch. At some point later, his father roped him into his schemes and convinced him that Aeduan should accept being a demon other people see him as.
** Cam [[spoiler:grew up in a gang, and his brother wanted him to become another gangster. Adding to that, he's biologically a woman, and everyone in the Nines think that he's just pretending to be a boy for laughs. He joined the Navy to escape the life of crime, but it caught up with him anyway.]]
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