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19th Jun '16 5:52:40 PM ThatGoodGood
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* Considering that one of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' themes is WarIsHell, the majority of the cast have their burdens from the past to shoulder.
** Blake was [[spoiler:born a Faunus, and abused by humans who routinely discriminated against Faunus. She joined the White Fang at a very young age, where her mentor (and possibly lover) became an abusive, anti-human, murderous psychopath. She ran away from the White Fang when she could no longer take their violence]].
** Weiss grew up under the the thumb of an emotionally abusive father, who regularly took his anger out on her and tried to force her to abandon her own dreams and ambitions. She'd watched family members and friends die at the hands of The White Fang.
** Ruby lost her mother, presumably while fighting, when she was a very young child, and was raised by her father, and half-sister.
** Yang's birth mother abandoned her for reasons unknown, her stepmother presumably died, and her father suffered a prolonged HeroicBSOD following these events, leaving Yang to raise herself and Ruby. She'd nearly gotten herself and baby Ruby killed trying to find her birth mother.
** Nora offhandedly mentions her and Ren having neither parents nor a home to return to.
** Emerald was a street rat, resorting to thievery in order to survive, and had nobody to care for her or love her.
** Mercury grew up in an abusive household, with no mention of a mother, and a father who beat him. He'd ended up killing his own father prior to aiding the main villain.
* Ozpin admits to Ruby that he's made more mistakes than anybody in Remnant, though it isn't specified what he;'d actually done.
12th Jun '16 2:51:17 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Biry Cephon Altera, the title character of ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' underwent this as [[spoiler: she's a [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke bioengineered]] SuperSoldier who experienced FantasticRacism as the result of being a member of the HumanAlien species Altan and lost the closest thing she had as a mother when RobotMaid Violin was destroyed in a terrorist attack that Birdy found herself in the middle of when she was 10.]]

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* Biry Birdy Cephon Altera, the title character of ''Manga/BirdyTheMighty'' underwent this as [[spoiler: she's a [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke bioengineered]] SuperSoldier who experienced FantasticRacism as the result of being a member of the HumanAlien species Altan and lost the closest thing she had as a mother when RobotMaid Violin was destroyed in a terrorist attack that Birdy found herself in the middle of when she was 10.]]
9th Jun '16 11:02:50 AM Doug86
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** Kamimura was taken from his home at a very young age to become a monk, [[spoiler:leaving his family behind to be killed in the bombing of Hiroshima or Nagasaki in WorldWarII]].

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** Kamimura was taken from his home at a very young age to become a monk, [[spoiler:leaving his family behind to be killed in the bombing of Hiroshima or Nagasaki in WorldWarII]].UsefulNotes/WorldWarII]].
7th Jun '16 12:47:51 PM Willbyr
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** Fate Testarossa herself, who grew up under the "care" of an [[AbusiveParents abusive]] and thoroughly monstrous EvilMatriarch who [[spoiler:wanted her as a ReplacementGoldfish for her daughter, Alicia, but grew to hate her for having her own personality]] before Nanoha entered her life. Her reason for taking in Erio and Caro was so that they wouldn't have to grow up like her.

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** Fate Testarossa herself, who grew up under the "care" of an [[AbusiveParents abusive]] {{abusive|Parents}} and thoroughly monstrous EvilMatriarch who [[spoiler:wanted her as a ReplacementGoldfish for her daughter, Alicia, but grew to hate her for having her own personality]] before Nanoha entered her life. Her reason for taking in Erio and Caro was so that they wouldn't have to grow up like her.



* Blue (Green in the English version) and Silver from ''PokemonSpecial''.
** [[spoiler:Although the Mask of Ice DID kidnap them in order to use them for his plans, you see that he's got a heart for the kids]]. This is seen in the FRLG chapter, in the flashback of [[spoiler: Silver and Blue/Green escaping Mask of Ice. Before, you see a large ice statue of all the kidnapped children and Mask of Ice, all wearing their masks and everything. After the kids run away, you see Pryce change the sculpture into one of all the kids standing around Pryce, who is in a wheelchair, all of them smiling.]] So you gotta assume that [[spoiler: Pryce loved the kids like they were his own, even if he did kidnap them.]]
*** Then again, [[spoiler:whether or not he loved the kids, there is no doubt that Pryce had absolutely no clue how to raise them. One panel actually hints that he physically hit Blue just because she wanted to nickname her Jigglypuff. Judging by that panel, it's pretty obvious that Blue and Silver had an awful childhood]].
* Played straight with Mitsumi in ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. She was raised by Cyrus to be devoid of all feelings toward Pokemon and human, her only purpose to defeat her opponents. Rowan eventually softened her up though, and made her realize that there's more to Pokemon than fighting.

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Blue (Green in the English version) and Silver from ''PokemonSpecial''.
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''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. [[spoiler:Although the Mask of Ice DID kidnap them in order to use them for his plans, you see that he's got a heart for the kids]]. This is seen in the FRLG chapter, in the flashback of [[spoiler: Silver and Blue/Green escaping Mask of Ice. Before, you see a large ice statue of all the kidnapped children and Mask of Ice, all wearing their masks and everything. After the kids run away, you see Pryce change the sculpture into one of all the kids standing around Pryce, who is in a wheelchair, all of them smiling.]] So you gotta assume that [[spoiler: Pryce loved the kids like they were his own, even if he did kidnap them.]]
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]] Then again, [[spoiler:whether or not he loved the kids, there is no doubt that Pryce had absolutely no clue how to raise them. One panel actually hints that he physically hit Blue just because she wanted to nickname her Jigglypuff. Judging by that panel, it's pretty obvious that Blue and Silver had an awful childhood]].
* ** Played straight with Mitsumi in ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''.''Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. She was raised by Cyrus to be devoid of all feelings toward Pokemon and human, her only purpose to defeat her opponents. Rowan eventually softened her up though, and made her realize that there's more to Pokemon than fighting.
5th Jun '16 3:52:54 PM nombretomado
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* Richard O'Brien. Born abnormally small, bullied at school, and then growing up genderqueer in what amounted to a conservative country town in the 1950s/60s...ouch. And then [[RockyHorrorPictureShow his baby flopped in cinemas]].

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* Richard O'Brien. Born abnormally small, bullied at school, and then growing up genderqueer in what amounted to a conservative country town in the 1950s/60s...ouch. And then [[RockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow his baby flopped in cinemas]].
5th Jun '16 1:57:44 PM nombretomado
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* Ned from ''PushingDaisies'' was abandoned by his father, accidentally killed both his mother and the father of his childhood sweetheart, and spent most of his childhood in a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors. This, along with being given the sometimes unfortunate gift of bringing people BackFromTheDead with a touch, led him to grow into a nervous and shy adult with some trust issues.

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* Ned from ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' was abandoned by his father, accidentally killed both his mother and the father of his childhood sweetheart, and spent most of his childhood in a BoardingSchoolOfHorrors. This, along with being given the sometimes unfortunate gift of bringing people BackFromTheDead with a touch, led him to grow into a nervous and shy adult with some trust issues.
3rd Jun '16 7:47:04 AM ripley
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** It comes completely unexpected with Delenn, who, throughout the show, is well known for her compassion and kindness, as well as being a firm believer in the just cause and a wise advisor to others, cautioning against anger and hatred. However, it's not until much later that some details from her earlier life get revealed. [[spoiler:She was aboard the ship that encountered the first human vessel and whose salute to the strangers scared the humans so much that they opened fire. When the initial salvo killed the most important religious leader of the minbari, she became the highest ranking person on the ship, and still holding the dead body of her teacher, immediately ordered a holy crusade by the whole minbari people [[KillAllHumans to completely annihilate the entire human race]]. When the destruction of earth was stopped at the very last moment, it was not because she regretted her order.]]

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** It comes completely unexpected with Delenn, who, throughout the show, is well known for her compassion and kindness, as well as being a firm believer in the just cause and a wise advisor to others, cautioning against anger and hatred. However, it's not until much later that some details from her earlier life get revealed. [[spoiler:She was aboard the ship that encountered the first human vessel and whose salute to the strangers scared the humans so much that they opened fire. When the initial salvo killed the most important religious leader of the minbari, she became the highest ranking person on the ship, and still holding the dead body of her teacher, immediately ordered a holy crusade by the whole minbari people [[KillAllHumans to completely annihilate the entire human race]]. When the destruction of earth was stopped at the very last moment, it was not because she regretted her order.]]
3rd Jun '16 7:44:56 AM ripley
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** It comes completely unexpected with Delenn, who, throughout the show, is well known for her compassion and kindness, as well as being a firm believer in the just cause and a wise advisor to others, cautioning against anger and hatred. However, it's not until much later that some details from her earlier life get revealed. [[spoiler:She was aboard the ship that encountered the first human vessel and whose salute to the strangers scared the humans so much that they opened fire. When the initial salvo killed the most important religious leader of the minbari, she became the highest ranking person on the ship, and still holding the dead body of her teacher, immediately ordered a holy crusade by the whole minbari people [[KillAllHumans to completely annihilate the entire human race]]. When the destruction of earth was stopped at the very last moment, it was because she regretted her order.]]

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** It comes completely unexpected with Delenn, who, throughout the show, is well known for her compassion and kindness, as well as being a firm believer in the just cause and a wise advisor to others, cautioning against anger and hatred. However, it's not until much later that some details from her earlier life get revealed. [[spoiler:She was aboard the ship that encountered the first human vessel and whose salute to the strangers scared the humans so much that they opened fire. When the initial salvo killed the most important religious leader of the minbari, she became the highest ranking person on the ship, and still holding the dead body of her teacher, immediately ordered a holy crusade by the whole minbari people [[KillAllHumans to completely annihilate the entire human race]]. When the destruction of earth was stopped at the very last moment, it was not because she regretted her order.]]
3rd Jun '16 7:44:25 AM ripley
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** It comes completely unexpected with Delenn, who, throughout the show, is well known for her compassion and kindness, as well as being a firm believer in the just cause and a wise advisor to others, cautioning against anger and hatred. However, it's not until much later that some details from her earlier life get revealed. [[spoiler:She was aboard the ship that encountered the first human vessel and whose salute to the strangers scared the humans so much that they opened fire. When the initial salvo killed the most important religious leader of the minbari, she became the highest ranking person on the ship, and still holding the dead body of her teacher, immediately ordered a holy crusade by the whole minbari people [[KillAllHumans to completely annihilate the entire human race]]. When the destruction of earth was stopped at the very last moment, it was not because she regreted her order.]]

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** It comes completely unexpected with Delenn, who, throughout the show, is well known for her compassion and kindness, as well as being a firm believer in the just cause and a wise advisor to others, cautioning against anger and hatred. However, it's not until much later that some details from her earlier life get revealed. [[spoiler:She was aboard the ship that encountered the first human vessel and whose salute to the strangers scared the humans so much that they opened fire. When the initial salvo killed the most important religious leader of the minbari, she became the highest ranking person on the ship, and still holding the dead body of her teacher, immediately ordered a holy crusade by the whole minbari people [[KillAllHumans to completely annihilate the entire human race]]. When the destruction of earth was stopped at the very last moment, it was not because she regreted regretted her order.]]
30th May '16 10:57:02 PM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shann Lantee was a StreetUrchin. The only affection he got during that time was from a pet bird, that died in pain. He was at least once tortured with an AgonyBeam by a bully. And he saw people under mind-control -- a fact which he blurts out to Thorvald; that deeply embarrasses him, because it underscores how unlike the standard Survey team member's life his has been.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm Over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shann Lantee was a StreetUrchin. The only affection he got during that time was from a pet bird, that died in pain. He was at least once tortured with an AgonyBeam by a bully. And he saw people under mind-control -- a fact which he blurts out to Thorvald; that deeply embarrasses him, because it underscores how unlike the standard Survey team member's life his has been.
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