History Main / DarkAndTroubledPast

11th Dec '17 1:04:31 PM DustSnitch
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** [[BadAssGrandpa Iroh]]: was once a very powerful warrior and general in the Fire Nation army, leading a siege on Ba Sing Se. Then his son died, he went into a HeroicBSOD, and 'betrayed his nation'.

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** [[BadAssGrandpa Iroh]]: Iroh was once a very powerful warrior and general in the Fire Nation army, leading a siege on Ba Sing Se. Then his son died, he went into a HeroicBSOD, and 'betrayed his nation'.
9th Dec '17 6:47:07 PM Zazie122
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** Ymir and her vague comments about having been hated, tormented, and expected to "die for the happiness of others". [[spoiler:She was an orphan with no name who was taken in by a strange man who made her take on the name Ymir and pretend to be a reincarnation of Ymir Fritz, the creator/founder of the Titans ([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]])]]. She gained a massive following, but when the cult was found out by officials, they betrayed her. She ended up being sent to Paradis Island and spent 60 years as a mindless Titan before unknowingly stealing the Jaw Titan's powers from Reiner, Bertolt and Annie's friend Marcel (which becomes Reiner's [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failure]], as he feels responsible for not protecting Marcel).]]

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** Ymir and her vague comments about having been hated, tormented, and expected to "die for the happiness of others". [[spoiler:She was an orphan with no name who was taken in by a strange man who made her take on the name Ymir and pretend to be a reincarnation of Ymir Fritz, the creator/founder of the Titans ([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]])]].maybe]]). She gained a massive following, but when the cult was found out by officials, they betrayed her. She ended up being sent to Paradis Island and spent 60 years as a mindless Titan before unknowingly stealing the Jaw Titan's powers from Reiner, Bertolt and Annie's friend Marcel (which becomes Reiner's [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failure]], as he feels responsible for not protecting Marcel).]]
9th Dec '17 6:45:35 PM Zazie122
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** Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Reiner, and Bertolt are all refugees from Wall Maria, having lost everything when Titans destroyed their villages.
** Annie was raised as a TykeBomb by her father, put through TrainingFromHell and taught early on that HumansAreBastards.

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** Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Reiner, Mikasa and Bertolt Armin are all refugees from Wall Maria, having lost everything when Titans destroyed their villages.
** Annie was raised as a TykeBomb by her father, put through TrainingFromHell and taught early on that HumansAreBastards.
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** [[spoiler:Reiner, Bertolt, and Annie are TykeBomb [[TheMole spies]] sent to carry out genocide against mankind, and committed an act of mass murder at the age of 12 and 11 respectively on the orders of their superiors. All three are deeply traumatized as a result of their actions]].
** Ymir and her vague comments about having been hated, tormented, and expected to "die for the happiness of others". [[spoiler: She [[RobbingTheMobBank stole]] the Titan's Power from a mysterious group, and spent 60 years trapped as a mindless Titan in what she described as an endless nightmare]].

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** [[spoiler:Reiner, Bertolt, and Annie are TykeBomb [[TheMole spies]] sent to carry out genocide against mankind, and committed an act of mass murder at the age of 12 and 11 respectively on the orders of their superiors. All three are deeply traumatized as a result of their actions]].actions, with special mention to Reiner who was extremely [[BreakTheCutie broken]]] even ''before'' their mission started, due to ParentalAbandonment by his father (his parents had a forbidden relationship between an Eldian and a Marleyan. Reiner's father wants nothing to do with Reiner or Reiner's mother, as he'd be punished severely for it]].
** Ymir and her vague comments about having been hated, tormented, and expected to "die for the happiness of others". [[spoiler: [[spoiler:She was an orphan with no name who was taken in by a strange man who made her take on the name Ymir and pretend to be a reincarnation of Ymir Fritz, the creator/founder of the Titans ([[UnreliableNarrator maybe]])]]. She [[RobbingTheMobBank stole]] gained a massive following, but when the Titan's Power from a mysterious group, cult was found out by officials, they betrayed her. She ended up being sent to Paradis Island and spent 60 years trapped as a mindless Titan in what she described before unknowingly stealing the Jaw Titan's powers from Reiner, Bertolt and Annie's friend Marcel (which becomes Reiner's [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failure]], as an endless nightmare]].he feels responsible for not protecting Marcel).]]


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** Grisha Yeager, Eren's father, may take the cake. Everything started going downhill for him when [[spoiler:he and his little sister Faye snuck out of their ghetto to watch a blimp land. They were caught by military officials, and as Eldians aren't allowed outside of the ghetto, were punished. Grisha was kicked several times and Faye was taken away by a sergeant and fed to his dogs. The sergeant claims [[BlatantLies that he found the girl's body there and has nothing to do with it]]. Several years later, Grice, who's part of [[LaResistance the Eldia Restoration Movement]], tells Grisha what really happened to Faye, and Grisha decides do join the cause. Through this, he marries Dina Fritz, who is the [[LastOfHisKind last remaining member]] of the royal family on the continent. They have a son, Zeke, who they raise with the intention of being the last hope for Eldia and its people. Unfortunately, Zeke betrays his parents and their friends, and they're sent to Paradis Island as punishment. Everyone is turned into titans (including Dina), [[SoleSurvivor except for Grisha]], who is saved by Kruger, a military offical who Grisha met the day he went out with his sister. Kruger is revealed to be [[TheMole responsible]] for the Eldia Restoration Movement getting leaked information. Grisha is then [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin entrusted]] with the Attack Titan's powers and the mission to retrieve the Founding Titan from within the walls...]]
** Pretty much ''everyone'' established as a character has this, no matter what side they're on.
3rd Dec '17 2:47:12 PM FlameyMcShadowface
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* ''Webcomic/ProjectBlackfire'': The main character Dark Flame had an abusive father and suffers from post-traumatic episodes which he utilizes a tranquilizing serum to keep at bay.
30th Nov '17 4:56:58 PM MoonyJinx
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*** The Donquisote’s backstory was very dark and tragic but with an unique twist. [[spoiler: Doflamingo and his brother Rocinante both experience the same tragic past but only one turn into a monster.]] Perhaps the only time in the series that Oda took Nature side in the NatureVsNurture debate. [[note]]This is before Doflamingo met Trebol, Pica and Vergo who would then nurture his evil side even more.[[/note]]

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*** The Donquisote’s Donquixote’s backstory was very dark and tragic but with an unique twist. [[spoiler: Doflamingo and his brother Rocinante both experience experienced the same tragic past but only one turn into a monster.]] Perhaps the only time in the series that Oda took Nature side in the NatureVsNurture debate. [[note]]This is before Doflamingo met Trebol, Diamante, Pica and Vergo who would then nurture his evil side even more.[[/note]]
26th Nov '17 8:12:34 PM DracMonster
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': To say the Author Creator/EiichiroOda is “fond of” tragic backstory and “quite good” at writing them would be an understatement. The man is an absolute master, every canonical story arcs has several DarkAndTroubledPast to tell. Not only are they informative and emotional but also filled to the brim with ChekovsGun. He also has a knack for taking otherwise “mundane” backstory mold and drawing them into originality.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': To say the Author Creator/EiichiroOda is “fond of” tragic backstory and “quite good” at writing them would be an understatement. The man is an absolute master, every canonical story arcs has several DarkAndTroubledPast to tell. Not only are they informative and emotional but also filled to the brim with ChekovsGun.ChekhovsGun. He also has a knack for taking otherwise “mundane” backstory mold and drawing them into originality.
21st Nov '17 2:26:21 PM Anicomicgeek
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*** The Donquisote’s backstory was very dark and tragic but with an unique twist. [[spoiler: Doflamingo and his brother Rocinante both experience the same tragic past but only one turn into a monster.]] Perhaps the only time in the series that Oda took Nature side in the NatureVsNurture debate. [[Note: This is before Doflamingo met Trebol, Pica and Vergo who would then nurture his evil side even more.]]

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*** The Donquisote’s backstory was very dark and tragic but with an unique twist. [[spoiler: Doflamingo and his brother Rocinante both experience the same tragic past but only one turn into a monster.]] Perhaps the only time in the series that Oda took Nature side in the NatureVsNurture debate. [[Note: This [[note]]This is before Doflamingo met Trebol, Pica and Vergo who would then nurture his evil side even more.]][[/note]]
10th Nov '17 11:33:45 PM Doug86
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* Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk: Bruce Banner and his mother were regularly abused by his father, Brian. Brian eventually killed his wife, in front of Bruce.

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* Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk: Franchise/IncredibleHulk: Bruce Banner and his mother were regularly abused by his father, Brian. Brian eventually killed his wife, in front of Bruce.
9th Nov '17 2:07:46 PM Gaut42
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* ''Series/Lucifer2016'': Ella Lopez used to steal cars, says she has "lots of darkness" inside her, and has mentioned "voices" that she could only silence by counting cards while playing Black Jack.
4th Nov '17 6:08:08 PM Dravencour
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** And the less said about what [[CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel]] went through to become the completely fucked-up kids they are, the better.

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** And the less said about what [[CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel]] went were war orphans in Ceauscescu's Romania who fell into the hands of the mob after the orphanages closed down. They were put through absolute hell, culminating in them being forced to become the completely fucked-up murder other kids they are, the better.in snuff films and getting a real taste for blood.
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