History Main / DarkandTroubledPast

25th Jul '16 2:29:22 AM Nepeta
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** The one who takes the cake when it comes to dark and troubled backstories, is however [[spoiler: ''Stan''!]] He [[spoiler:had a twin brother, Ford, who was his best friend, who left him to attain a prestigious university, and after Stan accidentically ruined his project, he was thrown out home. He was told he wasn't welcome until he made a fortune,]]which explains his greedyness.[[spoiler:And that's just one part of the story: It's revealed the Shack was once Ford's, but after he accidentically disappeared though a interdimensional portal, Stan tried for ''thirty years'' to get him back.]] That's a dark backstory and then some more.

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** We cannot forget about [[spoiler:Pacifica]]. She is part of a [[spoiler:lying, cheating and backstabbing family, whose ancestor unlawfully claimed the foundership of Gravity Falls. Her parents abused her using ''pavlovian conditioning'', like a trained dog. She, however, learned the fact you don't have to live up to your parents and make your own choices, finally breaking the spiral of misfortune and determined to fix the Northwest name]].
** The one who takes the cake when it comes to dark and troubled backstories, is however [[spoiler: ''Stan''!]] ''Stan'']]! He [[spoiler:had a twin brother, Ford, who was his best friend, who left him to attain a prestigious university, and after Stan accidentically ruined his project, he was thrown out home. He was told he wasn't welcome until he made a fortune,]]which fortune,]] which explains his greedyness.[[spoiler:And that's just one part of the story: It's revealed the Shack was once Ford's, but after he accidentically disappeared though a interdimensional portal, Stan tried for ''thirty years'' to get him back.]] That's a dark backstory and then some more.
24th Jul '16 4:38:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''ChronoCrusade'' has this trope in ''spades''.

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* ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' has this trope in ''spades''.
22nd Jul '16 8:01:50 AM DDRMASTERM
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* Any Holocaust survivor.

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* Any Holocaust [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Holocaust]] survivor.
21st Jul '16 11:04:10 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* The ''Series/DeathInParadise'' episode "A Personal Murder" reveals that TheMentor to Dwayne Myers, Cedrik Verga, [[spoiler:was involved in a deadly incident 45 years before he died and was fully prepared to come clean about it when he was murdered. Specifically, a local youth, Vincent Garcia, died as a direct result of the actions of four older boys, Cedrik included. All of them went on to live respectable lives for 45 years afterwards, but the incident would continue to haunt them for many years, and with the boy's mother close to death's door herself, Cedrik realized that now was as good a time as any to confess, so that she may at least die in peace knowing what really happened]].
13th Jul '16 5:27:12 PM Basileus
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* Guts's childhood from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is singularly horrific. His mother was hanged presumably as he was being born (yeah, we don't get it either), and he was adopted by a mercenary named Gambino, who trained him as a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]]. During his time in Gambino's band, Guts had to endure some seriously HarmfulToMinors stuff of both the horrific violence and the sex varieties -- he was even raped at one point in the manga when Gambino sold him to a pederast soldier in his band as a child prostitute. It all came to a head when Gambino, his leg having been blown off by a cannonball and thus making him unfit for combat, got drunk one night and tried to kill Guts because he blamed the kid for the death of his lover from the plague. Guts had to kill Gambino in self defense and then get away from the camp to escape the wrath of the other mercenaries. And that's just peaches compared to the stuff that comes afterwards.

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* Guts's childhood from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is singularly horrific. His mother was hanged presumably as he from a tree outside a town while she was being pregnant with him, causing him to be born (yeah, we don't get it either), prematurely and he likely only surviving due to the soft mud from the rain. He was adopted found by a Gambino's wife Sys when his mercenary named Gambino, who company was passing by the town and she took him in only to die of plague a year or two afterward. Gambino continued to keep him around but brutally trained him as a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]]. During soldier]] to earn his time in keep. Gambino's band, believed that Guts had was a bad omen due to endure some seriously HarmfulToMinors stuff of both the horrific violence and the sex varieties -- way he was even born and that he was the reason Sys died, which led to young Guts being raped at one point in the manga when Gambino sold him for a night to a pederast soldier in his band as (whom Guts later killed in the chaos of a child prostitute. battlefield at age 9) in addition to the horrific violence of war and constant risks to his life. It all came to a head when Gambino, his leg having been blown off by a cannonball and thus making him unfit for combat, got drunk one night and tried to kill Guts because he blamed the kid for the death of his lover from the plague. despite Guts had trying his best to use his mercenary earnings to take care of Gambino. Guts was forced to kill his adoptive father in confused self-defense, but only after Gambino in self defense told him how he sold Guts to the soldier that raped him and then get away from had always resented him. Guts was almost immediately spotted by the camp to escape the wrath rest of the other mercenaries.company who proceeded to attack Guts and he only barely escaped alive. And that's just peaches compared to the stuff that comes afterwards.



** Griffith's past wasn't much of a walk in the park either, as revealed in the second to last episode of the anime, just before he crosses the MoralEventHorizon.

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** Griffith's past wasn't much of a walk in the park either, as revealed in the second to last episode of the anime, just before he crosses the MoralEventHorizon. It involved selling his body to a creepy nobleman in exchange for the funds he needed for his army among other things.
13th Jul '16 6:43:02 AM LondonKdS
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* Several ''Series/BlakesSeven'' characters have this but Soolin takes the prize. You have to piece it together from casual lines in different episodes, as the whole thing would have been just too dark for taste and decency standards at the time, but she [[HarmfulForChildren saw her whole family murdered]] in a Federation attack on her DoomedHometown, was only spared because one of the killers was a paedophile who kept her as a child SexSlave, and got away from him by feigning StockholmSyndrome enough that he taught her to be a QuickDraw and ImprobableAimingSkills [[TheGunslinger Gunslinger]], at which point she killed him and became a professional mercenary. Her first meeting with the Seven was also quite traumatic, as it involved discovering that her boyfriend at the time was planning to kill her to [[ImmortalityImmorality extend his own lifespan]], although it didn't seem an especially meaningful relationship to her.

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* Several ''Series/BlakesSeven'' characters have this but Soolin takes the prize. You have to piece it together from casual lines in different episodes, as the whole thing would have been just too dark for taste and decency standards at the time, but she [[HarmfulForChildren [[HarmfulToMinors saw her whole family murdered]] in a Federation attack on her DoomedHometown, was only spared because one of the killers was a paedophile who kept her as a child SexSlave, and got away from him by feigning StockholmSyndrome enough that he taught her to be a QuickDraw and ImprobableAimingSkills [[TheGunslinger Gunslinger]], at which point she killed him and became a professional mercenary. Her first meeting with the Seven was also quite traumatic, as it involved discovering that her boyfriend at the time was planning to kill her to [[ImmortalityImmorality extend his own lifespan]], although it didn't seem an especially meaningful relationship to her.
13th Jul '16 6:42:05 AM LondonKdS
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* Several ''Series/BlakesSeven'' characters have this but Soolin takes the prize. You have to piece it together from casual lines in different episodes, as the whole thing would have been just too dark for taste and decency standards at the time, but she [[HarmfulForChildren saw her whole family murdered]] in a Federation attack on her DoomedHometown, was only spared because one of the killers was a paedophile who kept her as a child SexSlave, and got away from him by feigning StockholmSyndrome enough that he taught her to be a QuickDraw and ImprobableAimingSkills [[TheGunslinger Gunslinger]], at which point she killed him and became a professional mercenary. Her first meeting with the Seven was also quite traumatic, as it involved discovering that her boyfriend at the time was planning to kill her to [[ImmortalityImmorality extend his own lifespan]], although it didn't seem an especially meaningful relationship to her.
12th Jul '16 12:42:55 PM Willbyr
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* None of the other characters in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' had a fun childhood, but Fai's was, by far, the worst. Though unlike most characters here, his childhood trauma didn't turn him into a crabby, jaded JerkWithAHeartOfGold (that's [[PerpetualFrowner Kurogane]]), he kept all of his bitterness and heart break under a [[StepfordSmiler facade of perpetual happiness]]. Or, [[CerebusSyndrome he did at first...]]

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* None of the other characters in ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' had a fun childhood, but Fai's was, by far, the worst. Though unlike most characters here, his childhood trauma didn't turn him into a crabby, jaded JerkWithAHeartOfGold (that's [[PerpetualFrowner Kurogane]]), he kept all of his bitterness and heart break under a [[StepfordSmiler facade of perpetual happiness]]. Or, [[CerebusSyndrome he did at first...]]



* Most people in ''DeadmanWonderland''. Nagi, Minatsuki, Yoh, Shiro, Hibana, Genkaku...

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* Most people in ''DeadmanWonderland''.''Manga/DeadmanWonderland''. Nagi, Minatsuki, Yoh, Shiro, Hibana, Genkaku...
11th Jul '16 12:44:32 PM quackytrope
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* [[Franchise/Superman Superman's]] entire home planet was destroyed when he was just a baby, and in some continuities he's the LastOfHisKind.

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* [[Franchise/Superman [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Superman's]] entire home planet was destroyed when he was just a baby, and in some continuities he's the LastOfHisKind.
11th Jul '16 12:42:56 PM quackytrope
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* [[Franchise/Superman Superman's]] entire home planet was destroyed when he was just a baby, and in some continuities he's the LastOfHisKind.
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