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6th Sep '17 12:35:50 PM PhantomRider
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* Starfire from ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' has spent most of her life as a slave to the Citadel, after being sold into it by her own sister.[[spoiler: She mentions some experiments done on her too, which were all likely horrific.]]

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* Starfire from ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' has ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' (and elsewhere) had spent most of her life as a slave to the Citadel, after being sold into it by her own sister.[[spoiler: She mentions some experiments done on her too, which were all likely horrific.]]



** Magneto. "Holocaust survivor" is about as dark and troubled as it gets.
** Wolverine's past history of fighting in the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and his past work with Team X.

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** Magneto. "Holocaust survivor" is about as dark and troubled as it gets.
gets. He eventually settles down with a wife and daughter, only for ''them'' to die as well. It's no surprise Erik isn't exactly a ray of sunshine these days.
** Wolverine's past history of fighting in the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and his past work with Team X. How much of it still happened after the CosmicRetcon is unclear, but we do get to see him escape from the Weapon X project in a flurry of adamantium and rage, so it's clear that the BroadStrokes of most versions of his origin still stand, and it ain't pretty.



* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy's father died in action, and his mother remarried a {{jerkass}} {{domestic abuser}} who would physically abuse Eggsy and his mom. At some point, Eggsy resorted to drugs and petty crimes. By extension his half-sister Daisy has this too, despite not even being old enough to speak yet: her own father is the domestic abuser and [[spoiler: her own mother nearly killed her during the Valentine's Day Massacre.]]

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* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy's father died in action, and his mother remarried a {{jerkass}} {{domestic abuser}} who would physically abuse liked to beat the crap out of Eggsy and his mom. At some point, Eggsy resorted to drugs and petty crimes. By extension his half-sister Daisy has this too, despite not even being old enough to speak yet: her own father is the domestic abuser and [[spoiler: her own mother nearly killed her during the Valentine's Day Massacre.]]
7th Aug '17 11:01:16 PM VulgarBee
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*** Lola, but more importantly her twin sister Chiffon DarkAndTroubledPast was revealed during the Straw Hats meeting with [[spoiler: Bege]]. Basically, Lola ran away from the wedding with the Giant Prince, Chiffon was forced to take her place but couldn’t fool them. This lead to Elbaf and the Giant army virtually out of Big Mom’s reach and Chiffon was severely mistreated by her as a result. Lola seemed fairly oblivious to her mother nature and the trouble she caused her sister. To the point she asked Nami to told Big Mom that she’s still OK.

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*** Lola, but more importantly her twin sister Chiffon DarkAndTroubledPast was revealed during the Straw Hats meeting with [[spoiler: Bege]]. Basically, Lola ran away from the wedding with the Giant Prince, Chiffon was forced to take her place but couldn’t fool them. This lead to Elbaf and the Giant army virtually out of Big Mom’s reach and Chiffon was severely mistreated by her as a result. Lola seemed fairly oblivious to her mother nature and the trouble she caused her sister. To sister; to the point she asked Nami to told tell Big Mom that she’s still OK.
7th Aug '17 8:05:35 PM Seguir
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* Some time before the events of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Mike has been to juvie, thanks to Mal, thereby showing just how a problem Mal has been for him.
** You have to wonder [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder#Developmental_trauma what Mike went through]] to develop multiple personalities in the first place...

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* Some time before the events of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', Mike has been to juvie, thanks to Mal, thereby showing just how a problem Mal has been for him.
** You have
him. Duncan also appears to wonder [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissociative_identity_disorder#Developmental_trauma what Mike went through]] to develop multiple personalities be in the first place...this league.



* ''Anyone'' who has suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The stress is brought on by being haunted by a traumatic incident in one's past.



** All this merely cements his status as the biggest {{woobie}} in the history of ever. [[TearJerker Sniff]].



* Music/{{Eminem}}. The man's life has been ''hell''.
* Any [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] survivor.
** Any survivor of any genocide for that matter.
* Creator/RussellBrand. Childhood Bulimia? Check. Traumatic incidents involving a tutor, and then a babysitter? Check. Self-mutilation? Check. Mother with cancer that reappeared four times? Check. Evil stepfather? Check. Bipolar disorder? Check. Misguided attempt by his father at bonding, involving a trip to Thailand and prostitutes? CHECK.

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* Music/{{Eminem}}. The man's life has been ''hell''.
* Any [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] survivor.
** Any survivor of any genocide for that matter.
* Creator/RussellBrand. Childhood Bulimia? Check. Traumatic incidents involving a tutor, and then a babysitter? Check. Self-mutilation? Self-harm? Check. Mother with cancer that reappeared four times? Check. Evil stepfather? Check. Bipolar disorder? Check. Misguided attempt by his father at bonding, involving a trip to Thailand and prostitutes? CHECK.



* Anyone who has been abused in any way, especially sexually. That leaves a good few of the victims suffering for a long time.
* Anyone who has survived school bullying. Anyone who didn't survive it, too.



* Slaves.



* Creator/TylerPerry was constantly beaten by his father, Emmitt Perry Sr., to the point that he once attempted suicide to get away from him, and was molested by a friend's mother and three other men as a child. He changed his name from Emmitt Brown Jr. to Tyler Perry, and eventually discovered that Emmitt Brown Sr. actually wasn't his biological father.

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* Creator/TylerPerry was constantly beaten by his father, Emmitt Perry Brown Sr., to the point that he once attempted suicide to get away from him, and was molested by a friend's mother and three other men as a child. He changed his name from Emmitt Brown Jr. to Tyler Perry, and eventually discovered that Emmitt Brown Sr. actually wasn't his biological father.
7th Aug '17 5:15:37 PM ectostar
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7th Aug '17 5:13:54 PM ectostar
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Something terrible happened to Alice; some tragic event in her past that shaped a fundamental level of her personality. Long after the event is over, it still has a powerful influence in Alice's life.

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Something terrible happened to Alice; a character; some tragic event in her their past that shaped a fundamental level of her their personality. Long after the event is over, it still has a powerful influence in Alice's life.

the character's life.

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--->'''Mitsuzane:''' The 'Micchy' who used to be shy and friendly member of Team Gaim has been long gone when the whole Helheim situation began to get real. The Mitsuzane Kureshima who was groomed to be an heir of a powerful company and a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative mastermind]] [[ThatManIsDead is dead as well]]. But, the Mitsuzane Kureshima you see right now is [[BrokenBird a very insecure and isolated man]], who can barely make fun of other people just to see the world becoming so relentlessly unkind.

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--->'''Mitsuzane:''' --->'''Mitsuzane''': The 'Micchy' who used to be shy and friendly member of Team Gaim has been long gone when the whole Helheim situation began to get real. The Mitsuzane Kureshima who was groomed to be an heir of a powerful company and a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative mastermind]] [[ThatManIsDead is dead as well]]. But, the Mitsuzane Kureshima you see right now is [[BrokenBird a very insecure and isolated man]], who can barely make fun of other people just to see the world becoming so relentlessly unkind.



-->'''Sarah:''' "Eddie, look, I've got troubles... and I think maybe you've got troubles. Maybe it'd be better if we just leave each other alone."

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-->'''Sarah:''' "Eddie, -->'''Sarah''': Eddie, look, I've got troubles... and I think maybe you've got troubles. Maybe it'd be better if we just leave each other alone."



-->''"It doesn't matter how my parents raised me, because I loved my parents. Sure, they could be a little 'strict', but I often think back fondly on the memories I haven't repressed. The truth is, I wouldn't be the man I am today if it wasn't for the way my parents raised me."''
-->''[[FootnoteFever Margin note]]:'' '''''I had a happy childhood.'''''

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-->''"It doesn't matter how my parents raised me, because I loved my parents. Sure, they could be a little 'strict', but I often think back fondly on the memories I haven't repressed. The truth is, I wouldn't be the man I am today if it wasn't for the way my parents raised me."''
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* ''Videogame/FireEmblem:''

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* ''Webcomic/ElfBlood:'' For such a cheery, optimistic, and caring person, the fact that TKO was designed, born, and raised to be a long-range assassin is quite surprising, if not downright shocking.

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* ''Webcomic/ElfBlood:'' ''Webcomic/ElfBlood'': For such a cheery, optimistic, and caring person, the fact that TKO was designed, born, and raised to be a long-range assassin is quite surprising, if not downright shocking.



** Book 3 gives us yet another villainous example with [[spoiler:[[StatuesqueStunner towering]] [[HavingABlast pyrotechnic]] [[TheBrute Brute]] P'Li's backstory drop concerning being a [[ChildSoldier child soldier]]...which makes [[YourHeadASplode what happens to her ten minutes later]] all the ''more'' [[AlasPoorVillain genuinely]] [[TragicVillain sad]]]].

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** Book 3 gives us yet another villainous example with [[spoiler:[[StatuesqueStunner towering]] [[HavingABlast pyrotechnic]] [[TheBrute Brute]] P'Li's backstory drop concerning being a [[ChildSoldier child soldier]]...{{child soldier|s}}...which makes [[YourHeadASplode what happens to her ten minutes later]] all the ''more'' [[AlasPoorVillain genuinely]] [[TragicVillain sad]]]].sad]].]]



-->'''Mr. Cat:''' As a kitten, I was tied up in a sack and thrown into a rushing river...

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-->'''Mr. Cat:''' Cat''': As a kitten, I was tied up in a sack and thrown into a rushing river...
27th Jul '17 8:46:03 AM Parasect
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* MichaelJordan had to watch his friend drown trying to save him when he was a teenager, and then had his father murdered later during his ccareer.

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* MichaelJordan had to watch his friend drown trying to save him when he was a teenager, and then had his father murdered later during his ccareer.career.
27th Jul '17 8:45:10 AM Parasect
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* MichaelJordan had to watch his friend drown trying to save him when he was a teenager, and then had his father murdered later during his ccareer.
23rd Jul '17 8:53:38 PM Daedalis
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* Dark Annisia of ''ComicBook/RedSonja'' was a fighting slave alongside Sonja herself, but where Sonja endured Annisia slid toward madness due to hallucinations of the people she'd killed.
21st Jul '17 1:01:36 PM darkemyst
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* A fair portion of the characters in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'':
** Charby was kept as a slave by a sadistic pirate captain [[BornIntoSlavery from infancy]] and when he took a chance to escape was attacked by a vicious vampire who played mind games with him before tearing into his throat and leaving him to die.
** As a child Blaine had an argument with his parents and when he started to feel guilty and came downstairs to apologize he found his mangled parents being fed on by a vampire.
** Menu didn't even have a name before meeting Charby having been left in the trash as an infant and eventually mauled by a werewolf while still a child.
** Mye and Hex were drowned as children in a witch hunt proving them to be innocent. They were then raised from the dead as zombie slaves by a cruel master.
** When Tony finally learned he was an Alp instead of a sickly human his painful looking initial transformation was seen by his mother who hired a hunter to hunt him down.
** Zeno was shamed and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer ostracized by the other Scotodino]] before being [[ParentalAbandonment abandoned by his parents]]. He was then [[TheyWouldCutYouUp picked]] [[PlayingWithSyringes up]] [[HumansAreBastards by]] [[MadScientist mad scientists]] who vivisected him alive and [[spoiler: eventually killed him]]. After being rescued from [[MadScientistLaboratory their lab]] [[HappilyAdopted he was taken in healed and adopted by]] [[UnreliableNarrator elves]] [[HopeSpot only for his new family to be]] [[YankTheDogsChain killed by monsters]] [[WeirdnessMagnet as his crying now attracts them]] [[DeusAngstMachina before the story]] [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/71 even began.]]
** [[KingIncognito Sadick]] seems to have lost his eye in a traumatic event that left his best friend banished and Sadick thinking him to have been executed.
18th Jul '17 1:51:45 PM BrianK
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* In ''Film/ManchesterByTheSea'', the protagonist Lee was once a cheerful and outgoing, if somewhat irresponsible, father and husband. Then, [[spoiler: while he was high and drunk one night, he accidentally started a fire that burned down his house and killed all of his children. After being questioned at the police station, he attempted suicide, forcing him to leave town and become a recluse.]] As a result, he's been reduced to a shell of a man and a {{jerkass woobie}} by the start of the film, unable to forgive himself.
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