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30th Jan '16 10:05:57 AM ShorinBJ
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They were never married
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House was physically abused as a child by a man who turned out to be his non-biological father. As an adult, he lost partial use of his left leg as a result of a blood clot and his spouse Stacy going behind his back to get him the procedure he didn't want. This causes a years-long addiction to Vicodin. House and his wife broke up but when he finally reunites with Stacy, he realizes that he can't make her leave her husband. He's shot by a random assailant in the season 2 finale, where we see House's subconscious chewing him out about refusing happiness for the sake of his job. In season 3 he finds a way to fix his leg, but it's only temporary and he's also hounded by an obsessed cop with a grudge. In season 4 and 5 he has to cope with the guilt over his involvement in the events that led to the death of his best friend Wilson's girlfriend and Wilson refusing to speak to him anymore. He nearly got brain damage while trying to save her too. In season 5 one of his colleagues commits suicide and House struggles to figure out the reason, before he starts having hallucinations, his Vicodin addiction goes out of control, and he has to be hospitalized. His attempt at a relationship with Cuddy in season 7 goes downhill because they secretly make each other miserable, Cuddy later dumps him, he's back on Vicodin, and to top it all off he's a wanted criminal when he flees the country for months after ramming a car into her home out of revenge. In season 8 he's jailed for several months before he's allowed probation if he'll practice medicine regularly. He marries a Russian emigrant to get her a green card, but when he falls in love with her for real it quickly falls apart once she figures out that he kept the confirmation of her naturalization from her out of fear that he'd lose her. Later on, Wilson tells House that he (Wilson) has stage 2 thymoma, forcing House to [[spoiler:ruin his career and fake his own death so he travel the country with Wilson before his best friend dies.]]
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* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House was physically abused as a child by a man who turned out to be his non-biological father. As an adult, he lost partial use of his left leg as a result of a blood clot and his spouse girlfriend Stacy going behind his back to get him the procedure he didn't want. This causes a years-long addiction to Vicodin. House and his wife Stacy broke up but when he finally reunites with Stacy, her, he realizes that he can't make her leave her husband. He's shot by a random assailant in the season 2 finale, where we see House's subconscious chewing him out about refusing happiness for the sake of his job. In season 3 he finds a way to fix his leg, but it's only temporary and he's also hounded by an obsessed cop with a grudge. In season 4 and 5 he has to cope with the guilt over his involvement in the events that led to the death of his best friend Wilson's girlfriend and Wilson refusing to speak to him anymore. He nearly got brain damage while trying to save her too. In season 5 one of his colleagues commits suicide and House struggles to figure out the reason, before he starts having hallucinations, his Vicodin addiction goes out of control, and he has to be hospitalized. His attempt at a relationship with Cuddy in season 7 goes downhill because they secretly make each other miserable, Cuddy later dumps him, he's back on Vicodin, and to top it all off he's a wanted criminal when he flees the country for months after ramming a car into her home out of revenge. In season 8 he's jailed for several months before he's allowed probation if he'll practice medicine regularly. He marries a Russian emigrant to get her a green card, but when he falls in love with her for real it quickly falls apart once she figures out that he kept the confirmation of her naturalization from her out of fear that he'd lose her. Later on, Wilson tells House that he (Wilson) has stage 2 thymoma, forcing House to [[spoiler:ruin his career and fake his own death so he travel the country with Wilson before his best friend dies.]]

* Hawkeye -- Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawkeye from ''Series/{{Mash}}''. The writers seemed absolutely determined to do anything they could to break his spirit (going so far, in one episode, as to instill an army point system -- which in real life, hadn't actually been in effect since WWII -- so that Colonel Potter could tell Hawkeye the army had raised the number of points needed to get out of the military), until he's finally nearly beaten in the show's finale [[spoiler: when he unintentionally causes a mother to suffocate her own child]]. I mean, c'mon...
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* Hawkeye -- Hawkeye, Hawkeye, Hawkeye from ''Series/{{Mash}}''.''Series/{{MASH}}''. The writers seemed absolutely determined to do anything they could to break his spirit (going so far, in one episode, as to instill an army point system -- which in real life, hadn't actually been in effect since WWII -- so that Colonel Potter could tell Hawkeye the army had raised the number of points needed to get out of the military), until he's finally nearly beaten in the show's finale [[spoiler: when he unintentionally causes a mother to suffocate her own child]]. I mean, c'mon...
30th Jan '16 9:59:22 AM ShorinBJ
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-->'''Blinkin''': I thought it felt a bit drafty. Cor, this never would have happened if your father was alive.
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-->'''Blinkin''': I thought it felt a bit drafty. Cor, Ohh...this never would have happened if your father was alive.

-->'''Blinkin''': She died of pneumonia while... oh, you were away...
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-->'''Blinkin''': She died of pneumonia while... oh, you were away...away.

-->'''Blinkin''': Oh, isn't it ''great'' to be 'ome, Master Robin?
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-->'''Blinkin''': Oh, isn't it ''great'' it's good to be 'ome, home, ain't it, Master Robin?
16th Jan '16 1:52:04 PM AdamC
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* ''Film/PayItForward'' had a major tragedy befall the main characters in literally the last five minutes of the film purely out of nowhere as a clumsy attempt at poignancy.
11th Jan '16 8:12:13 PM jormis29
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* Creator/KurtVonnegut's success is based on laying misery down on his characters, but special mention goes to the book Deadeye Dick. The main character, Rudy Waltz accidentally shoots and kills a pregnant woman at twelve years old. His naive, pampered father takes the blame for the killing and both he and his son are imprisoned, where they are tortured and humiliated by the police. Rudy is stricken by grief and dedicates his life to making up for his actions [[spoiler: he never does, at least to his satisfaction.]] Consumed by grief he shuts himself off from all worldly pleasure and lives life as what he calls as an asexual "neuter." His hometown knows him as almost an urban legend and derisively refer to him as "Deadeye Dick." He spends the remainder of his parents' lives as their effective slave because they have no idea how to care for themselves after losing their enormous wealth. When they die, he becomes an expatriate in Haiti until he hears his hometown has been obliterated by a neutron bomb to open the city up for real-estate sales. And that's the end of the book.
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* Creator/KurtVonnegut's success is based on laying misery down on his characters, but special mention goes to the book Deadeye Dick. The main character, Rudy Waltz accidentally shoots and kills a pregnant woman at twelve years old. His naive, pampered father takes the blame for the killing and both he and his son are imprisoned, where they are tortured and humiliated by the police. Rudy is stricken by grief and dedicates his life to making up for his actions [[spoiler: he never does, at least to his satisfaction.]] Consumed by grief he shuts himself off from all worldly pleasure and lives life as what he calls as an asexual "neuter." His hometown knows him as almost an urban legend and derisively refer to him as "Deadeye Dick." He spends the remainder of his parents' lives as their effective slave because they have no idea how to care for themselves after losing their enormous wealth. When they die, he becomes an expatriate in Haiti until he hears his hometown has been obliterated by a neutron bomb NeutronBomb to open the city up for real-estate sales. And that's the end of the book.
28th Dec '15 11:12:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* To say that ''Series/{{House}}'''s life has been unbelievably crappy so far would be a huge understatement. This is a ''long'' list, so bear with us.\\ \\ He was abused as a child by a man who turned out to be his non-biological father and the events leading up to how he got his limp were horribly unfair (as if having a blood-clot in your leg wasn't painful enough). But, in the show itself, it's Stacy who starts the real downward spiral; after a long bout of TheMasochismTango, he gets her to leave because her crippled husband is willing to do anything to keep her around and he isn't, her leaving brings him more psychosomatic pain and a [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], [[FanDisservice disturbing]] scene involves him being reduced to begging Cuddy for some morphine and in the SeasonFinale, he gets shot twice and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally chewed out]] by his shooter/conscience throughout the whole episode. When he gets the ketamine which magically regenerates his thigh muscle, he seems to be changing for the better (no drugs, running everywhere, getting upset when a patient's wife thanks him and he can't even feel pleased) but this obviously cannot last so the pain comes back in full force, he's back on the drugs and Wilson and Cuddy have just decided that this would be a brilliant time to teach the poor bastard some humility. Then there's the legally and ethically insane Tritter arc, the depression of trying to find ways to relieve the pain, and the Ducklings leaving (and Wilson mindfucking him into thinking he's hallucinating them). This is followed by House's guilt over his involvement in the events that led to Amber's death at the end of the fourth season. He nearly got brain damage in trying to save her too. Wilson subsequently dumped him even though he didn't blame House for what happened to his late girlfriend, and it wouldn't help anything in any case. He followed Wilson around for months, trying to get him back. Then again, Season Five too is one big angst fest. Not long after Kutner did himself in for no particular reason[[note]][[RealLifeWritesThePlot In real life]], because the actor took up a job in the White House and thus his character had to be written off the show[[/note]] he started having hallucinations and went through rehab, only to find that the woman he's in love with, Cuddy, won't date him. Ever so briefly averted at the end of season six, when House went a season without Vicodin, started acting like kind of a human being, and magically got Cuddy to dump her fiance for him. Then Season 7 has it ''all'' go downhill again. He's together with Cuddy but they secretly make each other miserable, Cuddy later dumps him, he's back on Vicodin, and to top it all off he's a wanted criminal when he flees the country for months after ramming a car into her home out of revenge. In season 8 he has to serve jailtime although he has no priors, simply because he ended up with a lousy lawyer. Cuddy quits, but House gets out on parole because Foreman (the new Dean of Medicine) needs his expertise, and because with the hospital's resources stretched thin re-employing House is a good bargain given his situation. After that things started to look slightly up as he eventually refunds his department, gets his staff back, and amends things with Wilson. Except then Dominica (the Russian immigrant he married to get her a green card) dumps him once she gets her citizenship. House had withheld the news from her that she'd gotten her citizenship because he realized he actually did like her, and wanted her to stick around. The irony being she also had feelings for him and probably would have stayed with him if he hadn't lied to her. And right after that happens, Wilson tells House that he (Wilson) has stage 2 thymoma. With three episodes left to go, Wilson is still alive so there's still hope.\\ \\ Suffice to say, all of this has been mostly accepted because he still remains a snarky, funny {{Jerkass}} and because Hugh Laurie's sad blue eyes and his mad acting skills can make anything work but most fans probably wouldn't be too surprised if he just broke one day and curled up into an angst-ridden ball on his office floor.
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* To say that ''Series/{{House}}'''s life has been unbelievably crappy so far would be a huge understatement. This is a ''long'' list, so bear with us.\\ \\ He ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House was physically abused as a child by a man who turned out to be his non-biological father father. As an adult, he lost partial use of his left leg as a result of a blood clot and the events leading up to how he got his limp were horribly unfair (as if having a blood-clot in your leg wasn't painful enough). But, in the show itself, it's spouse Stacy who starts going behind his back to get him the real downward spiral; after a long bout of TheMasochismTango, procedure he gets her didn't want. This causes a years-long addiction to leave because her crippled husband is willing to do anything to keep her around Vicodin. House and he isn't, her leaving brings him more psychosomatic pain and a [[TearJerker heartbreaking]], [[FanDisservice disturbing]] scene involves him being reduced to begging Cuddy for some morphine and in the SeasonFinale, he gets shot twice and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech verbally chewed out]] by his shooter/conscience throughout the whole episode. When he gets the ketamine which magically regenerates his thigh muscle, he seems to be changing for the better (no drugs, running everywhere, getting upset wife broke up but when a patient's wife thanks him and he finally reunites with Stacy, he realizes that he can't even feel pleased) but this obviously cannot last so make her leave her husband. He's shot by a random assailant in the pain comes back in full force, he's back on the drugs and Wilson and Cuddy have just decided that this would be a brilliant time to teach the poor bastard some humility. Then there's the legally and ethically insane Tritter arc, the depression of trying to find ways to relieve the pain, and the Ducklings leaving (and Wilson mindfucking him into thinking he's hallucinating them). This is followed by season 2 finale, where we see House's subconscious chewing him out about refusing happiness for the sake of his job. In season 3 he finds a way to fix his leg, but it's only temporary and he's also hounded by an obsessed cop with a grudge. In season 4 and 5 he has to cope with the guilt over his involvement in the events that led to Amber's the death at the end of the fourth season. his best friend Wilson's girlfriend and Wilson refusing to speak to him anymore. He nearly got brain damage in while trying to save her too. Wilson subsequently dumped him even though he didn't blame In season 5 one of his colleagues commits suicide and House for what happened struggles to his late girlfriend, and it wouldn't help anything in any case. He followed Wilson around for months, trying to get him back. Then again, Season Five too is one big angst fest. Not long after Kutner did himself in for no particular reason[[note]][[RealLifeWritesThePlot In real life]], because figure out the actor took up a job in the White House and thus his character had to be written off the show[[/note]] reason, before he started starts having hallucinations hallucinations, his Vicodin addiction goes out of control, and went through rehab, only to find that the woman he's in love with, Cuddy, won't date him. Ever so briefly averted at the end of season six, when House went a season without Vicodin, started acting like kind of a human being, and magically got Cuddy to dump her fiance for him. Then Season 7 he has it ''all'' go downhill again. He's together to be hospitalized. His attempt at a relationship with Cuddy but in season 7 goes downhill because they secretly make each other miserable, Cuddy later dumps him, he's back on Vicodin, and to top it all off he's a wanted criminal when he flees the country for months after ramming a car into her home out of revenge. In season 8 he has to serve jailtime although he has no priors, simply because he ended up with he's jailed for several months before he's allowed probation if he'll practice medicine regularly. He marries a lousy lawyer. Cuddy quits, but House gets out on parole because Foreman (the new Dean of Medicine) needs his expertise, and because with the hospital's resources stretched thin re-employing House is a good bargain given his situation. After that things started to look slightly up as he eventually refunds his department, gets his staff back, and amends things with Wilson. Except then Dominica (the Russian immigrant he married emigrant to get her a green card) dumps him card, but when he falls in love with her for real it quickly falls apart once she gets figures out that he kept the confirmation of her citizenship. House had withheld the news naturalization from her out of fear that she'd gotten her citizenship because he realized he actually did like her, and wanted her to stick around. The irony being she also had feelings for him and probably would have stayed with him if he hadn't lied to he'd lose her. And right after that happens, Later on, Wilson tells House that he (Wilson) has stage 2 thymoma. With three episodes left thymoma, forcing House to go, [[spoiler:ruin his career and fake his own death so he travel the country with Wilson is still alive so there's still hope.\\ \\ Suffice to say, all of this has been mostly accepted because he still remains a snarky, funny {{Jerkass}} and because Hugh Laurie's sad blue eyes and before his mad acting skills can make anything work but most fans probably wouldn't be too surprised if he just broke one day and curled up into an angst-ridden ball on his office floor.best friend dies.]]
28th Dec '15 10:43:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Filipino drama ''EvaFonda'' is a quite horrific example. The show starts off its first episode with the main character [[spoiler: being raped by one of the richest men in town]]. Then she goes home after [[spoiler: the rape]] to find out that [[spoiler:the love of her life ''was sleeping with her best friend while she was being raped'']]! The show then continues with her trying to [[spoiler:confront her rapist's father, only for him to try and rape her too]]! After she [[spoiler:stabs him in self-defense and is taken to jail, one of the police officers tries to rape her during her interrogation]]! During her [[spoiler: time in jail, she finds out that her sister died, and later on finds out she's pregnant with her rapist's child (which, by the way, she decides to keep and miscarries)]]. She ends up [[spoiler: escaping jail and living on the lam from the police and her now even-more-obsessed rapist]], and the show isn't even over yet... Deus Angst Machina indeed. ** The case of most, if not all Filipino soap operas.
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* The Filipino drama ''EvaFonda'' ''Series/EvaFonda'' is a quite horrific example. The show starts off its first episode with the main character [[spoiler: being raped by one of the richest men in town]]. town. Then she goes home after [[spoiler: the rape]] rape to find out that [[spoiler:the the love of her life ''was sleeping with her best friend while she was being raped'']]! raped''! The show then continues with her trying to [[spoiler:confront confront her rapist's father, only for him to try and rape her too]]! too! After she [[spoiler:stabs stabs him in self-defense and is taken to jail, one of the police officers tries to rape her during her interrogation]]! interrogation! During her [[spoiler: time in jail, she finds out that her sister died, and later on finds out she's pregnant with her rapist's child (which, by the way, she decides to keep and miscarries)]]. miscarries). She ends up [[spoiler: escaping jail and living on the lam from the police and her now even-more-obsessed rapist]], rapist, and the show isn't even over yet... Deus Angst Machina indeed. ** The case of most, if not all Filipino soap operas.indeed.

* Spencer Reid from ''Series/{{Criminal Minds}}'' has this problem. He grew up an only child with his single, schizophrenic mother [[spoiler:after his father abandoned them because he couldn't take her illness anymore, only to move around ten minutes up the road and never talk to them]]; because of her, he is at a risk of developing schizophrenia himself. He was also the victim of vicious bullying at school. In season 2 he [[spoiler:is kidnapped by a schizophrenic unsub and subsequently]] becomes addicted to drugs. His mentor and father-figure leaves him soon after, leaving only a letter for him to find for when he started to look for him. In season 6, one of his dear friends dies and he blames himself for it [[spoiler:only to find out she faked it, which causes even more {{wangst}} for him]]. In season 8, after years of him being unable to really even talk to a woman and two flings that came to nothing, he finally gets a girlfriend whom he loves and whom loves him... [[spoiler:only for her to die.]] [[note]]This becomes more pronounced due to Hotch developing a romantic relationship around the same, but nothing bad happening to her.[[/note]] All through the show we are reminded that he's socially inept, easily embarrassed and rarely taken seriously. ** It's not just Spencer: Derek's dad, Derek's [[spoiler: abusive youth center backstory]], Derek's missing cousin protracted storyline; Dave's ex-wife popping 'round [[spoiler: to tell him she has ALS and to give him the faux choice of euthanizing her before it gets too bad, but really just so he can arrive too late to call for help but in time to comfort her while she dies from poisoning herself]], Dave's girlfriend [[spoiler: Strauss getting murdered by the Replicator]]; Emily's childhood friends [[spoiler: getting murdered by wacky cleric]]; Garcia's parents [[spoiler: killed in a car wreck while looking for the teenage, truant Garcia]].
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* ''Series/CriminalMinds'': ** Spencer Reid from ''Series/{{Criminal Minds}}'' has this problem. He grew up an only child with his single, schizophrenic mother [[spoiler:after after his father abandoned them because he couldn't take her illness anymore, only to move around ten minutes up the road and never talk to them]]; them; because of her, he is at a risk of developing schizophrenia himself. He was also the victim of vicious bullying at school. In season 2 he [[spoiler:is is kidnapped by a schizophrenic unsub and subsequently]] subsequently becomes addicted to drugs. His mentor and father-figure leaves him soon after, leaving only a letter for him to find for when he started to look for him. In season 6, one of his dear friends dies and he blames himself for it [[spoiler:only only to find out she faked it, which causes even more {{wangst}} for him]].him. In season 8, after years of him being unable to really even talk to a woman and two flings that came to nothing, he finally gets a girlfriend whom he loves and whom loves him... [[spoiler:only only for her to die.]] die. [[note]]This becomes more pronounced due to Hotch developing a romantic relationship around the same, but nothing bad happening to her.[[/note]] All through the show we are reminded that he's socially inept, easily embarrassed and rarely taken seriously. ** It's not just Spencer: Derek's dad, Derek's [[spoiler: abusive youth center backstory]], backstory, Derek's missing cousin protracted storyline; Dave's ex-wife popping 'round [[spoiler: to tell him she has ALS and to give him the faux choice of euthanizing her before it gets too bad, but really just so he can arrive too late to call for help but in time to comfort her while she dies from poisoning herself]], herself, Dave's girlfriend [[spoiler: Strauss getting murdered by the Replicator]]; Replicator; Emily's childhood friends [[spoiler: getting murdered by wacky cleric]]; cleric; Garcia's parents [[spoiler: killed in a car wreck while looking for the teenage, truant Garcia]].Garcia.

* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'':Shion's life in detail: [[spoiler: Shion was a pretty sweet little girl, who loved her parents and flowers. Then the plot happens--her mother Aoi comes down with a strange illness that leaves her a vegetable, causing Shion's father to distance himself away from Shion and putting his comatose wife in a treatment institution, and Shion's brother Jin spent nearly all of his time in the military. Second Milita gets caught up in a battle over the [[MacGuffin Zohar]], and someone lets loose an army of crazed, cannibalistic Realians, a few of them killing and '''devouring''' Shion's nanny Febronia while ''Shion watches''. The guy who saves her stays behind to fight them off, instructing her to escape into the city where her mother is, only to get cornered in her mother's room and forced to watch as both her father and mother are brutally murdered by another brigade of berserker Realians.]] *** [[spoiler: (cont.) The HeroicBSOD Shion falls into is what ultimately unlocks the gate to the imaginary realm, causing innumerable swarms of Gnosis to enter the human realm. Shion is saved by Jin but from then on, resented him for not being there when he "should" have been. From that point she repressed all the horrors she experienced, joining the Vector company to work on the KOS-MOS project, focusing solely on her work. Oh and she witnesses her fiance Kevin get killed by the prototype, and forced to blow its head off. And, as revealed in Ep. 3, Shion is some sort of reincarnation of Mary Magdalene's (the godly primal force's soul that was planted within KOS-MOS) attendant/daughter/whatever, and she is suffering from the same illness her mother did, due to encountering the game's "higher power", because KOS-MOS ''herself'' draws power from it, and the exposure is slowly killing Shion. And as such, to Wilhelm, Shion's only a key to awaken Mary so they can activate his DoomsdayDevice to hit the ResetButton on the ''entire history of the universe'' for eternity. Yup, Shion's got ''problems''.]] * To put it lightly, Tsugumi of ''VisualNovel/{{Ever 17}}'' has lived a really crappy life. She lives the first 12 years of her life quite normally until [[spoiler:her friend dies of leukemia, then on the same day, she's hit by a truck. She wakes up in a test facility of a pharmaceutical corporation, where she learns she has caught a virus that will render her immortal after 5 years. She is then experimented on for eight years straight, lied to by the staff, and her only friend in the facility dies five years in. Then she escapes from said facility and lives as a fugitive for four years. Then she gets trapped in an underwater theme park, and just when it seems like her life is turning around after she's met a guy that she loves, he sacrifices himself so that she survives to escape the park. Then she goes on the run as a fugitive again from the corporation, and discovers she's pregnant with the guy's kids. After giving birth to them and living a hard but happy eighteen months with them, she's found again by the company and is forced to give up her children to an orphanage to hide them from the group so they may live normal lives. She goes on the run for 16 more years, and in this time, her son and daughter are found by the corporation anyway and are experimented on for ten years.]] At least it all ends up well for her in end. * Every single one of the Beauty And The Beast unit in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. Laughing Octopus [[spoiler: had her entire village's population killed by octopus-eater-hating cult members while she was a child. That is, they killed all but her own family and friends, whom she had to torture and kill herself.]] Raging Raven [[spoiler: grew up in a war-torn country, and was captured as a child by soldiers, who beat her and the other kids regularly. Eventually, she and the other children were left by the soldiers, and the rest of the children were eaten by birds.]] Crying Wolf [[spoiler: also had her village slaughtered, but escaped along with her baby brother. Whom she smothered to death in order to escape notice from soldiers. And then carried the rotting corpse around to a refugee camp, where she went mad from the crying of children, and killed all the children there.]] Screaming Mantis [[spoiler: guess what? That's right, her village was burned to the ground. When escaping, she wound up hiding in a corpse-pit beneath a torture chamber, and was locked in there, while villagers were tortured above. She stayed there for weeks, surviving by drinking bloody water and eating off of the corpses. Being utterly insane by then, she was taken in by Liquid Ocelot, who eventually brainwashed her own psyche out of her brain, and put in Psycho Mantis' instead.]]
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'':Shion's ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': Shion's life in detail: [[spoiler: Shion was a pretty sweet little girl, who loved her parents and flowers. Then the plot happens--her mother Aoi comes down with a strange illness that leaves her a vegetable, causing Shion's father to distance himself away from Shion and putting his comatose wife in a treatment institution, and Shion's brother Jin spent nearly all of his time in the military. Second Milita gets caught up in a battle over the [[MacGuffin Zohar]], and someone lets loose an army of crazed, cannibalistic Realians, a few of them killing and '''devouring''' Shion's nanny Febronia while ''Shion watches''. The guy who saves her stays behind to fight them off, instructing her to escape into the city where her mother is, only to get cornered in her mother's room and forced to watch as both her father and mother are brutally murdered by another brigade of berserker Realians.]] *** [[spoiler: (cont.) The HeroicBSOD Shion falls into is what ultimately unlocks the gate to the imaginary realm, causing innumerable swarms of Gnosis to enter the human realm. Shion is saved by Jin but from then on, resented him for not being there when he "should" have been. From that point she repressed all the horrors she experienced, joining the Vector company to work on the KOS-MOS project, focusing solely on her work. Oh and she witnesses her fiance Kevin get killed by the prototype, and forced to blow its head off. And, as revealed in Ep. 3, Shion is some sort of reincarnation of Mary Magdalene's (the godly primal force's soul that was planted within KOS-MOS) attendant/daughter/whatever, and she is suffering from the same illness her mother did, due to encountering the game's "higher power", because KOS-MOS ''herself'' draws power from it, and the exposure is slowly killing Shion. And as such, to Wilhelm, Shion's only a key to awaken Mary so they can activate his DoomsdayDevice to hit the ResetButton on the ''entire history of the universe'' for eternity. Yup, Shion's got ''problems''.]] Realians. * To put it lightly, Tsugumi of ''VisualNovel/{{Ever 17}}'' has lived a really crappy life. She lives the first 12 years of her life quite normally until [[spoiler:her her friend dies of leukemia, then on the same day, she's hit by a truck. She wakes up in a test facility of a pharmaceutical corporation, where she learns she has caught a virus that will render her immortal after 5 years. She is then experimented on for eight years straight, lied to by the staff, and her only friend in the facility dies five years in. Then she escapes from said facility and lives as a fugitive for four years. Then she gets trapped in an underwater theme park, and just when it seems like her life is turning around after she's met a guy that she loves, he sacrifices himself so that she survives to escape the park. Then she goes on the run as a fugitive again from the corporation, and discovers she's pregnant with the guy's kids. After giving birth to them and living a hard but happy eighteen months with them, she's found again by the company and is forced to give up her children to an orphanage to hide them from the group so they may live normal lives. She goes on the run for 16 more years, and in this time, her son and daughter are found by the corporation anyway and are experimented on for ten years.]] At least it all ends up well for her in end. * Every single one of the Beauty And The Beast unit in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. Laughing Octopus [[spoiler: had her entire village's population killed by octopus-eater-hating cult members while she was a child. That is, they killed all but her own family and friends, whom she had to torture and kill herself.]] Raging Raven [[spoiler: grew up in a war-torn country, and was captured as a child by soldiers, who beat her and the other kids regularly. Eventually, she and the other children were left by the soldiers, and the rest of the children were eaten by birds.]] Crying Wolf [[spoiler: also had her village slaughtered, but escaped along with her baby brother. Whom she smothered to death in order to escape notice from soldiers. And then carried the rotting corpse around to a refugee camp, where she went mad from the crying of children, and killed all the children there.]] Screaming Mantis [[spoiler: guess what? That's right, her village was burned to the ground. When escaping, she wound up hiding in a corpse-pit beneath a torture chamber, and was locked in there, while villagers were tortured above. She stayed there for weeks, surviving by drinking bloody water and eating off of the corpses. Being utterly insane by then, she was taken in by Liquid Ocelot, who eventually brainwashed her own psyche out of her brain, and put in Psycho Mantis' instead.]]

* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Acro (aka Ken Dingling)'s suffering in a list. [[spoiler: First, his parents abandoned him and his brother, forcing them to join the circus (lessened by the fact that the ringmaster is the nicest guy you'll meet. Acro dedicates himself to repaying his kindness). Some time later, the ringmaster's daughter Regina gave Bat a scarf covered in pepper, to get him back for all the times he teased ''her'' with it. He then proceeded to go "If I can put my head in the lion's mouth you have to take me to the movies!" The lion sneezed with his head inside, putting him in a coma. Acro tried to save him, but that just put him in a wheelchair. Shame she's so innocent and naive that she believes Bat is just a star in the sky, making Acro think she's making fun of the whole thing. He plans on murdering her, but after a series of events, he ends up accidentally murdering the ringmaster, the man that has been his father figure all these years]].
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'': Acro (aka Ken Dingling)'s suffering in a list. [[spoiler: First, his parents abandoned him and his brother, forcing them to join the circus (lessened by the fact that the ringmaster is the nicest guy you'll meet. Acro dedicates himself to repaying his kindness). Some time later, the ringmaster's daughter Regina gave Bat a scarf covered in pepper, to get him back for all the times he teased ''her'' with it. He then proceeded to go "If I can put my head in the lion's mouth you have to take me to the movies!" The lion sneezed with his head inside, putting him in a coma. Acro tried to save him, but that just put him in a wheelchair. Shame she's so innocent and naive that she believes Bat is just a star in the sky, making Acro think she's making fun of the whole thing. He plans on murdering her, but after a series of events, he ends up accidentally murdering the ringmaster, the man that has been his father figure all these years]].years.

* In an alternate time stream, the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' grows up to be evil, and we mean [[OmnicidalManiac EVIL]]. Why did he turn evil? [[spoiler: When under pressure for the CAT test, Danny ends up deciding to cheat with the accidentally acquired answers. Harmless enough, but via a StableTimeLoop and his parent's and teacher's concern (and his evil future self's intervention) he witnesses the explosive death of his family, friends, and teacher. Broken, he goes to live with his ArchEnemy, Vlad Masters. Then, unable to bear his tortured emotions, he has his humanity torn away from his ghost half, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes mad with pain]], merges with Vlad's ghost half and murders his human half. Through the combination of Danny's evolving powers and Vlad's total [[MagnificentBastard evilness]] he ends up destroying the world. Even disregarding what it must have felt like for Danny to be torn into his two alter egos, then turn evil/helplessly watch as his heroic side [[PainfulTransformation turns evil]], ]] when the time-traveling Danny sees all this... it kinda falls right in this trope.
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* In an alternate time stream, the titular character of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' grows up to be evil, and we mean [[OmnicidalManiac EVIL]]. Why did he turn evil? [[spoiler: When under pressure for the CAT test, Danny ends up deciding to cheat with the accidentally acquired answers. Harmless enough, but via a StableTimeLoop and his parent's and teacher's concern (and his evil future self's intervention) he witnesses the explosive death of his family, friends, and teacher. Broken, he goes to live with his ArchEnemy, Vlad Masters. Then, unable to bear his tortured emotions, he has his humanity torn away from his ghost half, which [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes mad with pain]], merges with Vlad's ghost half and murders his human half. Through the combination of Danny's evolving powers and Vlad's total [[MagnificentBastard evilness]] he ends up destroying the world. Even disregarding what it must have felt like for Danny to be torn into his two alter egos, then turn evil/helplessly watch as his heroic side [[PainfulTransformation turns evil]], ]] when the time-traveling Danny sees all this... it kinda falls right in this trope.
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** In general, ''anything'' penned by MohiroKitoh. Hey, are you a kid? [[Manga/NaruTaru Then the world is terrible, governments are planning something, and you're going to die over and over again in gorn-y scenes.]] Or [[Manga/{{Bokurano}} the world is terrible, you're fighting some kids and you're going to die, and it's all pointless anyway because it might select your universe again]].

* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch Lamperouge's mother was killed and sister crippled early on, sent to Japan as a pawn only for said nation to get invaded, razed and colonized by the nation he now declares corrupt, leading him to take his sister along with him into hiding. And that's just the prologue. In the series proper, fate just loves bopping him one frequently, [[YankTheDogsChain every time he gets a leg up]] or in some cases [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown just finished licking his wounds from his last misfortune]]. Just as he finds the means to start his rebellion, his old friend from Japan has just as suddenly become one of his biggest rivals. Right after he makes a deal with his half-sister he still fondly remembered that would ease things a little, [[spoiler:his geass activates at the wrong moment, forcing her into a massacre which he can only stop by killing her]]. Later his sister is kidnapped causing him to lose focus during the Black Rebellion, and as he tries to save her, he gets captured by his old friend and sold out to [[BigBad the Emperor]] for a promotion, with the latter rewriting his memories sidelining him for a whole year under surveillance among other consequences. His sister ends up back in the Britannian family under threat of being used against him at any moment. Just as things are on the up and up, his best fighter is captured for a few episodes, and [[spoiler:his fake brother [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills his would-be girlfriend]]]], leading him into insanity. His step-brother and worst enemy sabotages a potential truce with his best friend, indirectly leading to the destruction of Tokyo, with his sister among the dead [[spoiler:(apparently)]], and finally, Lelouch once again gets sold out to a Britannian royal, this time by his own resistance who have sided with said step-brother over some decidedly shady half truths [[spoiler:and later turns out to have hid his sister, who has [[CorruptTheCutie also been turned against him]]]]. It's a wonder the boy didn't completely snap.
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': ** Lelouch Lamperouge's mother was killed and sister crippled early on, sent to Japan as a pawn only for said nation to get invaded, razed and colonized by the nation he now declares corrupt, leading him to take his sister along with him into hiding. And that's just the prologue. In the series proper, fate just loves bopping him one frequently, [[YankTheDogsChain every time he gets a leg up]] or in some cases [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown just finished licking his wounds from his last misfortune]]. Just as he finds the means to start his rebellion, his old friend from Japan has just as suddenly become one of his biggest rivals. Right after he makes a deal with his half-sister he still fondly remembered that would ease things a little, [[spoiler:his geass activates at the wrong moment, forcing her into a massacre which he can only stop by killing her]]. Later his sister is kidnapped causing him to lose focus during the Black Rebellion, and as he tries to save her, he gets captured by his old friend and sold out to [[BigBad the Emperor]] for a promotion, with the latter rewriting his memories sidelining him for a whole year under surveillance among other consequences. His sister ends up back in the Britannian family under threat of being used against him at any moment. Just as things are on the up and up, his best fighter is captured for a few episodes, and [[spoiler:his fake brother [[MurderTheHypotenuse kills his would-be girlfriend]]]], leading him into insanity. His step-brother and worst enemy sabotages a potential truce with his best friend, indirectly leading to the destruction of Tokyo, with his sister among the dead [[spoiler:(apparently)]], and finally, Lelouch once again gets sold out to a Britannian royal, this time by his own resistance who have sided with said step-brother over some decidedly shady half truths [[spoiler:and later turns out to have hid his sister, who has [[CorruptTheCutie also been turned against him]]]]. It's a wonder the boy didn't completely snap.

** New {{Mauve Shirt}}s are usually introduced just so they can die and make Noriko emo.

** Just to add to the problems, in the manga he's been forced to decide between Constant Love and Constant Protection by [[spoiler: Santa-Mikado]]. He finally breaks down and angsts for a while, [[spoiler: until the issue is solved for him.]]

** This series really showcases CLAMP's ability to lay it on thick. Sakura and Syaoran seem to have had to rebuild their relationship from scratch several times already, due to various plot twists that keep reversing any progress they make towards a confession and a formal romance. Kurogane's past is only not-angsty by comparison with Fay's, and his character has to go through quite a bit in the course of the story, including having to ''watch'' the man he loves deal with all the above crap. *** Fai really does give meaning to the term "angst it up like a CLAMP character" **** Speaking of CLAMP characters, Subaru Sumeragi from Tokyou Babylon has just accepted his love for his older friend Seishirou when he is informed that seen years ago, Seishirou made a bet with him that if he were to live with Subaru for a whole year and learn to feel for him by the end of it, then Subaru would be allowed to survive the series. Guess what? Seishirou doesn't love him. Cue Seishirou breaking Subaru's arms, heart, and sister.

* ''{{Wolverine}}'' is famous for these bordering on DiabolusExMachina. It eventually turns out, in the mainstream Marvel Universe, that the reason he can remember almost nothing about his past (which, due to his HealingFactor, is over a century, at least) is because is his mutant HealingFactor deliberately blanks out the most painful memories of his life. And when you look at some of the things he does remember... ** Being kidnapped by a Canadian black ops group to be turned into a SuperSoldier, a process that involved having white-hot (Adamantium only being malleable at ''1500 degrees Fahrenheit'') liquid metal ''injected into his skeletal system'' and repeated Brainwashing to turn him into a mindless assassin. ** Falling in love with a girl in Japan and finally feeling at peace, only to end up A: losing her to another man because her father has an ArrangedMarriage for her, B: accidentally killing her father in front of her, and C: finally seeing her get killed in front of him.
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* ''{{Wolverine}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'' is famous for these bordering on DiabolusExMachina. It eventually turns out, in the mainstream Marvel Universe, that the reason he can remember almost nothing about his past (which, due to his HealingFactor, is over a century, at least) is because is his mutant HealingFactor deliberately blanks out the most painful memories of his life. And when you look at some of the things he does remember... ** ## Being kidnapped by a Canadian black ops group to be turned into a SuperSoldier, a process that involved having white-hot (Adamantium only being malleable at ''1500 degrees Fahrenheit'') liquid metal ''injected into his skeletal system'' and repeated Brainwashing to turn him into a mindless assassin. ** ## Falling in love with a girl in Japan and finally feeling at peace, only to end up A: losing her to another man because her father has an ArrangedMarriage for her, B: accidentally killing her father in front of her, and C: finally seeing her get killed in front of him.

* Since [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] became Comicbook/{{Robin}}: His mother was poisoned to death, his friend Darla was killed [[spoiler: (but later came back to life)]], his dad was killed by a Captain Boomerang, his girlfriend Stephanie Brown, tortured and 'murdered', his stepmother was most likely killed via a nuke in Bludhaven, his best friends ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and [[TheFlash Bart Allen]] were killed [[spoiler: (but, as expected, later came back to life)]], his adopted sister [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]] went insane, [[spoiler: (But eventually returned to the side of good]], his civilian best friend, Ives, has cancer [[spoiler: now in remission]], [[spoiler: and Batman supposedly died. But his girlfriend did come back only to start helping one of Tim's enemies in order to push him to become more efficient, on Batman's orders.]] The writers joke about giving him a puppy so they can kill it too. Tim's response to all this? To emotionally deaden himself and go the {{Jerkass}} route. ** On the other hand, we have [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2009}} Stephanie Brown]]. Grew up the child of a physically and emotionally abusive convict and a (now-rehabilitated) drug addict. Suffered attempted sexual molestation by her piano teacher at age 11. Almost had her face melted off by her own father with an acid capsule on her first foray as a vigilante. Set up for kidnapping and murder by her own father ''again'' several months later. Becomes pregnant by a boy who abandons her without even stopping long enough to learn that she ''was'' pregnant. Carries the child to term, then gives him/her/ up for adoption in a complete TearJerker of a moment, not letting herself even know her baby's sex or naming him/her because otherwise she could never force herself to let go. (And for extra angst points, almost dies of complications during the delivery.) Father (apparently) dies while trying to reform, leaving her entirely conflicted on the issue. Tortured grotesquely by Black Mask for hours. Upon returning from her faked death and one years' isolation in Africa, immediately ordered by Batman to betray her ex-boyfriend "for his own good", leading to complete alienation from him. Given the absolute minimum of support and validation in her superhero career, ''even by her own boyfriend'', throughout. Subjected to active ''discouragement'' from pursuing a superhero career by virtually ''everyone''. Depending on whether or not its CanonDiscontinuity yet, possibly still carrying the guilt for setting off a destructive gang war that killed hundreds. And her response? [[{{Determinator}} Total refusal to let any of this crap get her down.]] With arguably as much to angst about as her ex-boyfriend Tim, there is not ''one panel'' of her whining or indulging in self-pity available in the sixteen years the character has been in Bat-Comics. Steph entirely shares Commissioner Gordon's awesome immunity to [=PTSD=] or {{Wangst}}.
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* ''Comicbook/RobinSeries'': Since [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] Drake became Comicbook/{{Robin}}: His mother was poisoned to death, his friend Darla was killed [[spoiler: (but later came back to life)]], his dad was killed by a Captain Boomerang, his girlfriend Stephanie Brown, tortured and 'murdered', his stepmother was most likely killed via a nuke in Bludhaven, his best friends ComicBook/{{Superboy}} and [[TheFlash Bart Allen]] were killed [[spoiler: (but, as expected, later came back to life)]], his adopted sister [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]] went insane, [[spoiler: (But eventually returned to the side of good]], his civilian best friend, Ives, has cancer [[spoiler: now in remission]], [[spoiler: and Batman supposedly died. But his girlfriend did come back only to start helping one of Tim's enemies in order to push him to become more efficient, on Batman's orders.]] The writers joke about giving him a puppy so they can kill it too. Tim's response to all this? To emotionally deaden himself and go the {{Jerkass}} route. ** On the other hand, we have [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl2009}} * ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'': Stephanie Brown]]. Grew Brown grew up the child of a physically and emotionally abusive convict and a (now-rehabilitated) drug addict. Suffered attempted sexual molestation by her piano teacher at age 11. Almost had her face melted off by her own father with an acid capsule on her first foray as a vigilante. Set up for kidnapping and murder by her own father ''again'' several months later. Becomes pregnant by a boy who abandons her without even stopping long enough to learn that she ''was'' pregnant. Carries the child to term, then gives him/her/ up for adoption in a complete TearJerker of a moment, not letting herself even know her baby's sex or naming him/her because otherwise she could never force herself to let go. (And for extra angst points, almost dies of complications during the delivery.) Father (apparently) dies while trying to reform, leaving her entirely conflicted on the issue. Tortured grotesquely by Black Mask for hours. Upon returning from her faked death and one years' isolation in Africa, immediately ordered by Batman to betray her ex-boyfriend "for his own good", leading to complete alienation from him. Given the absolute minimum of support and validation in her superhero career, ''even by her own boyfriend'', throughout. Subjected to active ''discouragement'' from pursuing a superhero career by virtually ''everyone''. Depending on whether or not its CanonDiscontinuity yet, possibly still carrying the guilt for setting off a destructive gang war that killed hundreds. And her response? [[{{Determinator}} Total refusal to let any of this crap get her down.]] With arguably as much to angst about as her ex-boyfriend Tim, there is not ''one panel'' of her whining or indulging in self-pity available in the sixteen years the character has been in Bat-Comics. Steph entirely shares Commissioner Gordon's awesome immunity to [=PTSD=] or {{Wangst}}.

** It's worth noting that "ComicBook/OneMoreDay" / "Brand New Day" represents a 'back to basics' move on the part of Marvel's editorial team, as an attempt to get Peter back to his roots - the classic Spidey had lots of things go wrong for him in his early days as well. However, they seem to have forgotten about all of the good things that used to happen to him at the time as well - his life was never ''unremitting'' misery and failure.

** This is just the first 30 issues. It keeps getting weirder and weirder after that.

*** That has to be the only time he never used a ClusterFBomb in a film.

* Whedonverse: ** Buffy during season six of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The last couple of episodes stick out though: After having her mentor/father figure leave town, seeing the marriage of two of her best friends fall apart at the altar (causing one of them to revert to being an evil vengeance demon), having her ex-boyfriend come back to town happily married and disappointed in seeing her working a dead-end job at a fast food place and dating a vampire, then barely avoiding a rape by said vampire, then having her best friend's girlfriend shot by a random bullet meant for her, then having said best friend go PsychoLesbian and on a killing spree with her magical powers, then having her little sister attacked by demons enroute to the PsychoLesbian causing the end of the world... who could blame Buffy for wishing she had stayed dead at the end of season 5? *** The seasons of ''Buffy'' before this one weren't exactly over-brimming with happiness either. But it was never quite ''this'' bad. *** Season six went so far it became an in-universe example of CrossesTheLineTwice: when [[spoiler:Giles (very dramatically)]] returned at the end of the season, Buffy told him about all the horrible traumatic things that have happened ''just since he left'', never mind everything that happened before. Does he give her a hug? Tell her everything's going to be all right? Help her figure out how to stop the latest instance of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt? No - he ''breaks down in uncontrollable laughter''. A moment later, Buffy joins him. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And so does the audience]]. ** Angel on both his [[Series/{{Angel}} own show]] and ''Buffy''. Mr. Whedon, don't make him happy. You wouldn't like him when he's happy. ** It's a similar story on ''Firefly''. And ''Dollhouse''. In fact Creator/JossWhedon is so in love with this the trope could almost be renamed after him.
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* Whedonverse: ** ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Buffy during season six of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.six. The last couple of episodes stick out though: After having her mentor/father figure leave town, seeing the marriage of two of her best friends fall apart at the altar (causing one of them to revert to being an evil vengeance demon), having her ex-boyfriend come back to town happily married and disappointed in seeing her working a dead-end job at a fast food place and dating a vampire, then barely avoiding a rape by said vampire, then having her best friend's girlfriend shot by a random bullet meant for her, then having said best friend go PsychoLesbian and on a killing spree with her magical powers, then having her little sister attacked by demons enroute to the PsychoLesbian causing the end of the world... who could blame Buffy for wishing she had stayed dead at the end of season 5? *** The seasons of ''Buffy'' before this one weren't exactly over-brimming with happiness either. But it was never quite ''this'' bad. *** Season six went so far it became an in-universe example of CrossesTheLineTwice: when [[spoiler:Giles (very dramatically)]] returned at the end of the season, Buffy told him about all the horrible traumatic things that have happened ''just since he left'', never mind everything that happened before. Does he give her a hug? Tell her everything's going to be all right? Help her figure out how to stop the latest instance of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt? No - he ''breaks down in uncontrollable laughter''. A moment later, Buffy joins him. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny And so does the audience]]. ** Angel on both his [[Series/{{Angel}} own show]] and ''Buffy''. Mr. Whedon, don't make him happy. You wouldn't like him when he's happy. ** It's a similar story on ''Firefly''. And ''Dollhouse''. In fact Creator/JossWhedon is so in love with this the trope could almost be renamed after him.5?

* ''EastEnders''. Just... ''EastEnders''. Most soaps have a bit of inherent angst involved, but in that one, whatever can go wrong is ''guaranteed'' to go wrong -- and then, whatever ''can't'' go wrong will also go wrong, just for good measure. ** Likewise, ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' seems to hate its characters. If you're not simultaneously [[YourCheatingHeart worrying about your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse sleeping with someone else]], [[{{Hypocrite}} sleeping with someone else yourself]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and then feeling guilty]], keeping secrets of who slept with whom for your friends, keeping secrets of who slept with whom for your ''enemies'' because of the collateral damage to your friends, wondering [[WhosYourDaddy who the father of the new pregnancy of the week is]] thanks to [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex all that sleeping around]], angsting over the LawOfInverseFertility and worrying about [[ButWeUsedACondom being pregnant despite birth control]] [[ButICantBePregnant or lack of fertility]] (bonus points for doing both at once!), getting harassed by a psychopath, or having any number of other [[RuleOfDrama sources of drama]] heaped on you...just wait. [[FromBadToWorse Just you wait.]]
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* ''EastEnders''. Just... ''EastEnders''. ''Series/EastEnders'': Most soaps have a bit of inherent angst involved, but in that one, whatever can go wrong is ''guaranteed'' to go wrong -- and then, whatever ''can't'' go wrong will also go wrong, just for good measure. ** Likewise, * ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' seems to hate its characters. If you're not simultaneously [[YourCheatingHeart worrying about your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse sleeping with someone else]], [[{{Hypocrite}} sleeping with someone else yourself]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone and then feeling guilty]], keeping secrets of who slept with whom for your friends, keeping secrets of who slept with whom for your ''enemies'' because of the collateral damage to your friends, wondering [[WhosYourDaddy who the father of the new pregnancy of the week is]] thanks to [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex all that sleeping around]], angsting over the LawOfInverseFertility and worrying about [[ButWeUsedACondom being pregnant despite birth control]] [[ButICantBePregnant or lack of fertility]] (bonus points for doing both at once!), getting harassed by a psychopath, or having any number of other [[RuleOfDrama sources of drama]] heaped on you...just wait. [[FromBadToWorse Just you wait.]]

** Just to demonstrate, here's a list of some of the crap they go through (deep breath):\\ Let's see... Dead mother, emotionally abusive father, fucked up childhood; Sam's attempt at a normal life ends with his girlfriend's death; their father makes a DealWithTheDevil for Dean's life, leaving Dean to deal with the guilt and anger of knowing his dad's in Hell because of him; he also tells Dean he'll have to either save Sam or kill him, leaving Sam terrified he'll go [[TheDarkSide Dark Side]]. Sam dies, prompting Dean to make his own deal to bring him back. Dean goes to Hell for forty years(four months on Earth, time goes faster in Hell); Sam allies himself with a demon; Dean gets raised from Hell by Castiel, an angel... Only to find out that the angels ''want to start the Apocalypse''. And Dean inadvertently broke the first seal and kick-started the whole thing. Dean persuades Castiel to help him, only to get there too late to stop Sam from accidentally freeing Lucifer and ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero starting the Apocalypse]]''. Dean and Sam find out they're vessels for Michael and Lucifer, and if Dean says yes Michael will torch half the planet in 'saving the world'; they try to kill Lucifer themselves, but fail (and lose two close friends in the process); Castiel tries to find God, only to be told that God doesn't give a damn. Dean comes very close to saying yes to Michael out of sheer despair. They eventually manage to find a way of beating Lucifer that involves ''Sam'' going to Hell, and Cas pisses off back to Heaven, leaving Dean broken. At least he has love interest Lisa and her kid Ben to comfort him, though... Then Sam comes back - except [[spoiler:[[TheSoulless without a soul]]]]. He [[spoiler:gets his soul back]], they get sold out by [[spoiler:their grandfather]], and then the BigBad turns out to be [[spoiler:Castiel, who they regard as family]]. Dean's relationship with Lisa and Ben also deteriorates to the point where he gets Cas to ''erase their memories of him''. And Sam gets back his memories of his time in Hell(in which his soul spent around 180 years Hell-time being personally tortured by Lucifer and Michael, making his tour of hell much worse than Dean's), which had been blocked to stop them from driving him insane causing him to have hallucinations of Lucifer, so now he's not sure what's real and what's not. Cas absorbs all the souls from Purgatory ''and'' Leviathans which eventually take control of his body and kill him[[note]]Though Misha Collins is coming back, he might not play Cas[[/note]], Dean's ready to quit hunting, and Bobby, the character who [[spoiler:has survived for an incredibly long time considering the show's track record, get's a bullet to the brain and dies, leaving Sam and Dean alone in their fight.]] ** Dean and Sam have little to no friends left. Cas has the tendency of going rogue/leaving them. Meanwhile, their long list of dead friends/loved ones include: [[spoiler: Mom, Dad,Jessica, Jo, Ellen, Ash, Rufus, Adam, Bobby, Gabriel, Ruby (who was, admittedly, evil, but Sam seemed to have become attached), and Meg (who while not fully trusted by the Winchesters, had worked with them, and Dean even trusted her to drive the impala once).]] *** So, to summarize: between the deaths, trauma, abandonment issues, crippling guilt, unhealthy co-dependency, betrayals and lies, 'fucked up' is an accurate description. Bobby, at one point, comes out and ''says'' that the only reason he doesn't put a bullet in his brain is Dean and Sam[[note]]Though admittedly, this is at a time when it looks like he'll be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life and ''the world is about to end''[[/note]](also, Dean, Sam, and Castiel have all shown signs of being suicidal/wanting to die at least at one point in the series). [[SarcasmMode How's that for cheerful?]] (And this isn't even the worst of it; Dean gets to time travel to a potential future for one episode, which is [[UpToEleven much]], [[CrapsackWorld much]] [[{{Dystopia}} worse]]. If you haven't seen it, read the above, and try to imagine what, if this is business as normal, the crappy future was like. Try.)

** Not to mention everything Jack goes through in series 3 alone: [[spoiler:First we learn he has a daughter who doesn't really want him anywhere near her or her son. Then he gets blown up and feels it, comes back to life screaming with all of his skin still burned off, gets drowned and trapped in concrete, is thrown off a cliff while in the concrete, has his daughter and grandson taken hostage, and learns that he is partially responsible for the latest alien threat. Then, just when it looks like he might be able to stand up to the alien threat, Ianto (the man he is in a relationship with and almost certainly loves) is killed and dies in his arms, something Jack blames himself for. Then, to finally save the world from the alien threat, he has to ''kill his grandson in front of his daughter''. Understandably, he doesn't stick around on Earth too long after that.]]

* Sookie Stackhouse of ''Series/TrueBlood'' loses family members and friends, often but not always to death, all the time, starting with her parents years before the beginning of the show. ** Arguably, her best friend Tara has it even worse: she was abused by a violent alcoholic mother throughout her childhood, and it only [[FromBadToWorse gets worse]] from there.
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'': ** Sookie Stackhouse of ''Series/TrueBlood'' loses family members and friends, often but not always to death, all the time, starting with her parents years before the beginning of the show. ** Arguably, her Her best friend Tara has it even worse: she was abused by a violent alcoholic mother throughout her childhood, and it only [[FromBadToWorse gets worse]] from there.

** After he finally does go home, he's arrested for possession of obscene amounts of drugs. *** And THAT is rumored to be the result of a piss-poor attempt by the police at a sting operation, which, if true, will end up being entrapment and will mean he went through all this misery because of some overeager cops.

* Fortune in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. Her father was sunk in the game's prologue, causing her mother to kill herself, her husband died in prison, and the grief caused her to miscarry. As Snake explains, in the six months following her father's death, she lost her family and everything that mattered in her life . When she tries to commit suicide, she discovers that she's gained a flukish ability to escape death or injury, allowing her to wield experimental weapons and fight battles which would otherwise be impossible. ** And then Ocelot drops the hint that these were not accidents, but [[MoralEventHorizon orchestrated]] by The Patriots. *** As said by Fortune to Raiden in Webcomic/{{hiimdaisy}}'s [=MGS2=] parody Let's Destroy Metal Gear Again, "What was that? I couldn't hear you over my TRAGIC PAST." ** Otacon from the same game, who turned out to have had deep layers of sexual trauma all this time that were never mentioned at all before the point he revealed them. Also the only person in the ''whole wide world'' that he loves platonically ([[HoYay or not]]) who hasn't died horribly yet is Solid Snake, and ''he's'' a self-destructive killer who happens to be [[PlotRelevantAgeUp ageing prematurely]] into the bargain. Then in MGS4, it's revealed that Solid Snake is carrying a mutated FoxDie that carries a high chance of turning him into a living bioweapon within six months, which means that Snake needs to commit suicide, be executed, or be permanently quarantined before that happens. *** Thankfully, though, it's revealed at the end of MGS4 that the mutant FoxDie in Snake's body is unexpectedly being supplanted by another, newer FoxDie (long story), meaning that while Snake still has less than two years to live thanks to his accelerated aging, Otacon is able to spend Snake's final years with him (and his foster daughter later turned adopted daughter Sunny) in peace, finally affording closure to the series' ButtMonkey.
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* Fortune in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. Her ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'': ** Fortune's father was sunk in the game's prologue, causing her mother to kill herself, her husband died in prison, and the grief caused her to miscarry. As Snake explains, in the six months following her father's death, she lost her family and everything that mattered in her life . When she tries to commit suicide, she discovers that she's gained a flukish ability to escape death or injury, allowing her to wield experimental weapons and fight battles which would otherwise be impossible. ** And then Ocelot drops the hint that these were not accidents, but [[MoralEventHorizon orchestrated]] by The Patriots. *** As said by Fortune to Raiden in Webcomic/{{hiimdaisy}}'s [=MGS2=] parody Let's Destroy Metal Gear Again, "What was that? I couldn't hear you over my TRAGIC PAST." ** Otacon from the same game, who turned out to have had deep layers of sexual trauma all this time that were never mentioned at all before the point he revealed them. Also the only person in the ''whole wide world'' that he loves platonically ([[HoYay or not]]) who hasn't died horribly yet is Solid Snake, and ''he's'' a self-destructive killer who happens to be [[PlotRelevantAgeUp ageing prematurely]] into the bargain. Then in MGS4, it's revealed that Solid Snake is carrying a mutated FoxDie that carries a high chance of turning him into a living bioweapon within six months, which means that Snake needs to commit suicide, be executed, or be permanently quarantined before that happens. *** Thankfully, though, it's revealed at the end of MGS4 that the mutant FoxDie in Snake's body is unexpectedly being supplanted by another, newer FoxDie (long story), meaning that while Snake still has less than two years to live thanks to his accelerated aging, Otacon is able to spend Snake's final years with him (and his foster daughter later turned adopted daughter Sunny) in peace, finally affording closure to the series' ButtMonkey.happens.
28th Dec '15 10:29:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** As repeatedly noted on this site, Buffy during season six of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The last couple of episodes stick out though: After having her mentor/father figure leave town, seeing the marriage of two of her best friends fall apart at the altar (causing one of them to revert to being an evil vengeance demon), having her ex-boyfriend come back to town happily married and disappointed in seeing her working a dead-end job at a fast food place and dating a vampire, then barely avoiding a rape by said vampire, then having her best friend's girlfriend shot by a random bullet meant for her, then having said best friend go PsychoLesbian and on a killing spree with her magical powers, then having her little sister attacked by demons enroute to the PsychoLesbian causing the end of the world... who could blame Buffy for wishing she had stayed dead at the end of season 5?
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** As repeatedly noted on this site, Buffy during season six of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The last couple of episodes stick out though: After having her mentor/father figure leave town, seeing the marriage of two of her best friends fall apart at the altar (causing one of them to revert to being an evil vengeance demon), having her ex-boyfriend come back to town happily married and disappointed in seeing her working a dead-end job at a fast food place and dating a vampire, then barely avoiding a rape by said vampire, then having her best friend's girlfriend shot by a random bullet meant for her, then having said best friend go PsychoLesbian and on a killing spree with her magical powers, then having her little sister attacked by demons enroute to the PsychoLesbian causing the end of the world... who could blame Buffy for wishing she had stayed dead at the end of season 5?
1st Nov '15 9:39:50 PM EhWhatCanYouDo
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*The Walking Dead, oh so much. While it's a given that things are not going to be all rainbows and sunshine in the zombie apocalypse, it's gotten to the point where not only will the worst thing that could ''possibly'' happen in a given situation will happen, but a couple of other things nobody considered will crawl out of the woodwork to bite someone in the face, just for giggles.
20th Oct '15 1:22:30 PM krepta999
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* Jack in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. She is abducted by a terrorist organisation at age four, with her parents believing her dead. Said organisation, Cerberus, tortures and drugs her for most of her childhood, ForScience, in a bid to create a super-biotic. In the Cerberus facility she's forced to fight and kill other children in arena fights, being electroshocked when she refuses to, which is about the only interaction she has with other people, as she is else locked up and isolated in her room all the time. After escaping, she immediately ends up with people who abuse her for her powers and her body, only to then sell her as a slave. This starts Jack's long career of criminal activity and violence, where most people only see her as a tool to be used, while Cerberus' agents still hunt her. The only person in all the time who does care for her and loves her ends up sacrificing himself for her so she can get away after a weapons theft goes bad, giving her a massive dose of survivor's guilt as well. She eventually ends up on 'Purgatory', a prison ship from hell doubling as slave market, where she is gang-raped by a group of wardens and prisoners, and upon taking her revenge is put into constant cryostasis, as she is deemed to dangerous. She joins the game because she is bought free by Commander Shepard's financial backers - which is Cerberus, so she ends up on a Cerberus ship, with the ship's XO flat out rejecting that the organisation made any mistakes. Said ship is heading towards a suicide mission. Luckily for her, if she survives said mission, this also signals things getting better for her as [[MagneticHero Shepard]] shows her she need not subside on anger and bitterness alone. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' her life has gotten somewhat better. Except for omnicidal AI killing machines invading the galaxy, but that's a fate everybody suffers then.
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* Jack in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''. She is abducted by a terrorist organisation at age four, with her parents believing her dead. Said organisation, Cerberus, tortures and drugs her for most of her childhood, ForScience, in a bid to create a super-biotic. In the Cerberus facility she's forced to fight and kill other children in arena fights, being electroshocked when she refuses to, which is about the only interaction she has with other people, as she is else locked up and isolated in her room all the time. After escaping, she immediately ends up with people who abuse her for her powers and her body, only to then sell her as a slave. This starts Jack's long career of criminal activity and violence, where most people only see her as a tool to be used, while Cerberus' agents still hunt her. The only person in all the time who does care for her and loves her ends up sacrificing himself for her so she can get away after a weapons theft goes bad, giving her a massive dose of survivor's guilt as well. She eventually ends up on 'Purgatory', a prison ship from hell doubling as slave market, where she is gang-raped by a group of wardens and prisoners, and upon taking her revenge is put into constant cryostasis, as she is deemed to too dangerous. She joins the game because she is bought free by Commander Shepard's financial backers - -- which is Cerberus, so Cerberus. So she ends up on a Cerberus ship, with the ship's XO flat out flat-out rejecting that the organisation made any mistakes. Said ship is heading towards a suicide mission. Luckily for her, if she survives said mission, this also signals things getting better for her as [[MagneticHero Shepard]] shows her she need not subside on anger and bitterness alone. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' her life has gotten somewhat better. Except for omnicidal AI killing machines invading the galaxy, but that's a fate everybody suffers then.
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