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9th Jun '17 11:57:40 AM bfunc
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*** There's a commercial starring Rick and Morty for Film/AlienCovenant in which Rick is attacked by a facehugger, which dies within seconds of attaching to Rick. Rick explains that this is due to all the drugs and alcohol in his system.
4th Jun '17 11:55:02 AM TheKoS
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In the later seasons, it becomes apparent that everyone in Quahog all clearly have some major issues going on. This is played for laughs.
7th May '17 7:08:30 AM Kakai
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* The main trio of characters in ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'' is a GentlemanThief terrified that an abusive character from his past will one day take him back, a demonseed with severe self-hate issues and looming DemonicPossession, and a MasterSwordsman who's unable to match both his and his family's expectations.
2nd May '17 1:15:54 PM Firehawk
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** Weiss implies she has a bad relationship with her father and wants to redeem her family's name. She also seems to have MiddleChildSyndrome and has a tense relationship with the other members of her family as well.

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** Weiss implies she has a bad relationship with her father and wants to redeem her family's name. She also seems to have MiddleChildSyndrome and has a tense relationship with the other members of her family as well.well, with the exception of her older sister.
*** There's also an implication that Weiss's mother is an alcoholic, for that perfect storm of misery.


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**** Additionally, Qrow is an alcoholic who can't be around people because of his Semblance.
27th Apr '17 3:05:34 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'''s heavy focus on Hollywoo mental complexes results in this. The title character is a deeply depressed and unpleasant man who is discovering that having abusive parents, substance abuse issues and fundamentally good intentions doesn't justify his unlikeable behaviour - and that's just the beginning of his problems. Princess Carolyn's career makes her miserable and lonely, but she can't leave it due to her addiction to pulling other people out of crises. Diane's high intelligence and great potential as a writer contrasts with her job ghostwriting celebrity memoires and tweets, and even her relatively stable love-life is full of bad communication. Todd and Mr Peanutbutter are the more well-adjusted members of the main cast, but Todd's a directionless millenial whose achievements are systematically sabotaged by [=BoJack=] out of terror Todd will ever leave him, and Mr Peanutbutter is able to thrive in Hollywoo simply because it's as shallow, superficial, attention-deficit and cynical as he is.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'''s heavy focus on Hollywoo mental complexes results in this. The title character is a deeply depressed and unpleasant man who is discovering that having abusive parents, AbusiveParents, substance abuse issues and fundamentally good intentions doesn't justify his unlikeable behaviour - and that's just the beginning of his problems. Princess Carolyn's career makes her miserable and lonely, but she can't leave it due to her addiction to pulling other people out of crises. Diane's high intelligence and great potential as a writer contrasts with her job ghostwriting celebrity memoires and tweets, and even her relatively stable love-life is full of bad communication. Todd and Mr Peanutbutter are the more well-adjusted members of the main cast, but Todd's a directionless millenial whose achievements are systematically sabotaged by [=BoJack=] out of terror Todd will ever leave him, and Mr Peanutbutter is able to thrive in Hollywoo simply because it's as shallow, superficial, attention-deficit and cynical as he is.is.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Everyone on the show is seriously messed up. Kaeloo is obsessed with being cute and perfect, Stumpy is an [[TheDitz idiot]] who sucks at everything, Quack Quack is addicted to [[GRatedDrug yogurt]], Mr. Cat is an AxCrazy sadomasochist, Pretty is a shallow, superficial AlphaBitch, Eugly is a shy ExtremeDoormat who spends her time being abused by the others, and Olaf wants to TakeOverTheWorld. There was actually an episode which showed that all of them need intensive psychotherapy.
27th Apr '17 1:05:39 AM HawkbitAlpha
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[[WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock What's your malfunction?]]

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[[WesternAnimation/SchoolhouseRock What's your your]] [[Film/FullMetalJacket malfunction?]]
23rd Apr '17 6:00:27 PM Synchronicity
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* The overall tone [[CourtroomAntic overall]] [[KangarooCourt tone]] of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' may belie it, but several of the main characters are packing some seriously sad backstories, often tied to the AlwaysMurder nature of the series and how many of its characters are related to ThatOneCase.
** Manfred von Karma is an AmoralAttorney obsessed with his perfect win record, to the point that [[spoiler: Gregory Edgeworth causing him to lose for the first time results in von Karma murdering him, framing the wrong guy for fifteen years, and traumatizing his young son forever (the DL-6 incident)]]. Von Karma adopts young Miles, and passes on ''much'' of his [[AmoralAttorney own philosophies]] onto him and his daughter Franziska, resulting in them being proud perfection-obsessed prosecutors. In fact, [[BrokenPedestal accepting that he was a bad man and moving past his teachings]] is a great part of both of their character developments. Speaking of DL-6, Maya and Mia lost their mother in the aftermath of it, which also disgraced the family.
** The Feys are a [[BigScrewedUpFamily dysfunctional]] ''[[TheClan clan]]''. Because of the long history of enforced SingleLineOfDescent causing the "weaker" sibling to be forced into a branch family, an EvilAunt jealous of the main family's prestige and scheming to get rid of them is not uncommon. In fact, Maya's aunt Morgan aims to do this through her prodigious daughter Pearl. It's also mentioned that the matriarchal culture of the family results in many unhappy marriages, such as Morgan's two mentioned ones.
** Athena's mother Metis was emotionally distant, and little Athena grew up lonely. Come the UR-1 incident, and she [[spoiler: witnesses and is suspected of her mother's murder at the age of ''eleven'', causing Simon Blackquill to take the heat for her and be jailed for seven years, being exonerated ''a day'' before his scheduled execution]]. She's repressed most of her direct involvement in the incident in the present day, and the cast has to talk it out of her to progress in the trial.
15th Apr '17 3:30:42 PM nombretomado
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* {{Vexxarr}}'s crew consists of a MasterComputer who, by way of entertainment, regularly [[AIIsACrapshoot plots his demise or makes him think the ship is doomed]], a sarcastic robot very similar to the computer, a WideEyedIdealist composed of nothing but eyestalks, and a prey species terminally afraid of being eaten despite the fact that it is NighInvulnerable. And Vexxarr himself, a lazy KnightInSourArmor for whom seething rage and frustration is the default.
* Summarized by the character Branwen, in [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp11112003.shtml this strip]] of ''SomethingPositive'', as "Traumatic childhoods are the in thing these days. All the cool kids are doing it."

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* {{Vexxarr}}'s Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'s crew consists of a MasterComputer who, by way of entertainment, regularly [[AIIsACrapshoot plots his demise or makes him think the ship is doomed]], a sarcastic robot very similar to the computer, a WideEyedIdealist composed of nothing but eyestalks, and a prey species terminally afraid of being eaten despite the fact that it is NighInvulnerable. And Vexxarr himself, a lazy KnightInSourArmor for whom seething rage and frustration is the default.
* Summarized by the character Branwen, in [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp11112003.shtml this strip]] of ''SomethingPositive'', ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', as "Traumatic childhoods are the in thing these days. All the cool kids are doing it."
10th Apr '17 9:13:22 AM mkmlp
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** Though her personality is mostly still intact, Pinkie Pie suffers deep emotional ''and'' [[EveryScarHasAStory physical scars]] from [[spoiler: accidentally burning her family's house down baking a cake and getting herself killed.]]

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** Though her personality is mostly still intact, Pinkie Pie suffers deep emotional ''and'' [[EveryScarHasAStory physical scars]] from [[spoiler: accidentally burning her family's house down baking a cake and almost getting herself killed.killed, trying to bake a cake.]]
10th Apr '17 9:10:55 AM mkmlp
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''FanFic/{{Asylum}}'' takes place in, well, an asylum, so this is basically a given.
** Are protagonist Twilight is a very obviously delusional and paranoid mare, though how delusional she is and whether she has a ''reason'' to be paranoid has not yet been made clear...
** Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy have their aggressive and shy personalities respectably, turned UpToEleven with Rainbow violently lashing out anyone she can possibly perceive as a threat to her or [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Fluttershy]] and Fluttershy having never spoken in ''years'' and on at least one occasion [[spoiler: '''[[DrivenToSuicide attempted suicide]]'''.]]
** Though her personality is mostly still intact, Pinkie Pie suffers deep emotional ''and'' [[EveryScarHasAStory physical scars]] from [[spoiler: accidentally burning her family's house down baking a cake and getting herself killed.]]
** Applejack and Rarity at first glance, seem to be just fine, being staff members at the asylum instead of patients and are seemingly happy with their respective jobs. Until we learn that Applejack, being an Earth Pony, is a victim of FantasticRacism do to having choosing to go into medicine, instead of just staying on the farm and has lingering guilt over having to leave her siblings back home, including Big Mac who do to their parents death, was never given the same opportunity she was. Meanwhile, Rarity's efforts to try to help ponies are put under a harsh light, after [[spoiler: it is revealed that her little sister Sweetie Belle was lobotomized.]]
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