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24th Nov '16 11:09:25 AM nombretomado
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* There's a line in the first ''AustinPowers'' movie that suggests Number Two sees himself as having behaved this way over the years. Of course, Dr. Evil [[BadBoss bullies and abuses all his henchmen pretty much equally]] [[PositiveDiscrimination (though not Frau Farbissine and Alotta Fagina, of course)]], but only Number Two is [[TheStarscream ambitious enough to believe himself the Doctor's equal]].

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* There's a line in the first ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/{{Austin Powers|International Man of Mystery}}'' movie that suggests Number Two sees himself as having behaved this way over the years. Of course, Dr. Evil [[BadBoss bullies and abuses all his henchmen pretty much equally]] [[PositiveDiscrimination (though not Frau Farbissine and Alotta Fagina, of course)]], but only Number Two is [[TheStarscream ambitious enough to believe himself the Doctor's equal]].
21st Nov '16 11:56:56 AM gjjones
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* Yukinari Sasaki from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''. Granted, he ''tries'' to stand up for himself when people bully him but he usually ends up backing down. People mock him for this by saying "You're too much of a coward to talk back! If you're a man then act like one!" Also, he takes frequent beatings from his friend Kirie for being an AccidentalPervert and hardly ever complains to her about it afterwards. He also never decides to say, stop being friends with her and frequently blames himself for when bad things happen to him.

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* Yukinari Sasaki from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''. Granted, he ''tries'' to stand up for himself when people bully ridicule him but he usually ends up backing down. People mock him for this by saying "You're too much of a coward to talk back! If you're a man then act like one!" Also, he takes frequent beatings from his friend Kirie for being an AccidentalPervert and hardly ever complains to her about it afterwards. He also never decides to say, stop being friends with her and frequently blames himself for when bad things happen to him.



* Minato Sahashi of ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is this, being beyond humble and completely lacking in confidence. It may be somewhat justified, when one considers the ''absolutely terrifying'' women he grew up with.

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* Minato Sahashi of ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is this, being beyond humble and completely lacking in confidence.confidence... at first. It may be somewhat justified, when one considers the ''absolutely terrifying'' women he grew up with.


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* Subverted with Yasuharu Yasuda of ''Manga/SlamDunk''. He is often pushed around by Hanamichi Sakuragi, but stands up for his teammates when it counts.
21st Nov '16 5:14:19 AM BlacKat
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* Hiren, funeral guide to Dante in ''Manga/UndertakerRiddle'', is such an Extreme Doormat [[HappinessInSlavery that he seems to have no problem referring to himself as "Master Dante's dog."]] This is despite the fact that Undertaker duos are typically supposed to be on equal footing, and Hiren being a stronger fighter than Dante. That being said, when Dante's in danger, [[HiddenBadass Hiren suddenly becomes very determined and commanding]]...then as soon as the danger's been averted reverts to his normal self again. He's not quite so subservient to anyone else, but he's still apologises a lot and never cares to stand up for himself.

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* Hiren, funeral guide to Dante in ''Manga/UndertakerRiddle'', is such an Extreme Doormat [[HappinessInSlavery that he seems to have no problem referring to himself as "Master Dante's dog."]] This is despite the fact that Undertaker duos are typically supposed to be on equal footing, and Hiren being a stronger fighter than Dante. That being said, when Dante's in danger, [[HiddenBadass Hiren suddenly becomes very determined and commanding]]...then as soon as the danger's been averted reverts to his normal self again. He's not quite so subservient to anyone else, but he's still apologises a lot and never cares to stand up for himself.
12th Nov '16 9:27:12 PM BlacKat
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* Hiren, funeral guide to Dante in ''Manga/UndertakerRiddle'', is such an Extreme Doormat [[HappinessInSlavery that he seems to have no problem referring to himself as "Master Dante's dog."]] This is despite the fact that Undertaker duos are typically supposed to be on equal footing, and Hiren being a stronger fighter than Dante. That being said, when Dante's in danger, [[HiddenBadass Hiren suddenly becomes very determined and commanding]]...then as soon as the danger's been averted reverts to his normal self again. He's not quite so subservient to anyone else, but he's still apologises a lot and never cares to stand up for himself.
6th Nov '16 7:26:58 AM wootzits
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* Cooro from ''Manga/PlusAnima''. While he has his own opinions and was a CheerfulChild who loves [[TrademarkFavoriteFood apples]], he won't go against anyone's decisions, even if they were made under stress, frustration or stubbornness. While the early chapters pointed it out, it wasn't until the final volume that it was properly addressed.
* Fumi of ''Manga/AoiHana''. She gets better.
* Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He seems to be exceptionally aware of his own failings, and resigned to it even with his exceptional talents as a soldier. However, his claims that he has "no will" of his own and simply goes along with what society expects from him [[spoiler:leave absolutely horrifying implications when it's revealed that he is the Colossal Titan and a spy sent to infiltrate and exterminate humanity]].
* Lithuania in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' seems to border on this- he's sweet, humble, obedient, and pretty happy considering how much he gets bossed about, esspecially by BadBoss Russia and [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Poland.
* Tick Jefferson of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' tells Luck that he'll do anything to prove his worth to them. He'll also do anything that will let him [[TortureTechnician use his scissors.]]
* Train from the anime version of ''Manga/BlackCat'' was this for quite a few episodes during his time in Chronos. Speaking in a monotone, hardly having any opinion on anything, and being quietly [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]]. He was also the strongest assassin in Chronos.
* Nemu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a somewhat Rei-like example of the trope. In her case, she was actually created by MadScientist Mayuri to serve as his obedient assistant. He has no compunction about injuring or even potentially kill her, as he can simply rebuild her.
And Manga]]yet she still cares for him on some level.
** Also, Hanataro Yamada.
* Haji from ''Anime/BloodPlus'' is characterized entirely by his complete devotion to Saya and his obedience to her wishes, even when she makes him promise to [[spoiler:kill her. Her adopted brother Kai finally goads him into expressing his BodyguardCrush at the end of the series.]]
* [[{{Meido}} Fiore]] from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', who calls herself 'only a doll' and lives only to serve Joshua and [[BigBad Aion]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Karen Stadfeldt/Kouzuki's biological mother, an Eleven maid who was used by an adulterous Britannian, seems to be one of these, which earns her the scorn of the family and disappointment from Kallen's part. [[spoiler:Kallen mistook her mom's devotion towards her and her dead brother Naoto as devotion towards the father, and when ''[[TearJerker heartbreakingly]]'' proved wrong, she had a change of heart and decided to make Mrs. Kouzuki her reason to keep on fighting, aside of Zero and the Black Knights.]]
* Dolls in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' are generally this, although some develop the ability to think for themselves to an extent.
* Gohan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was one for most of the series: a total MommasBoy who worked diligently at his studies, whenever Goku wasn't stealing him for more training to save the world. CharacterizationMarchesOn, however, and we see him gradually learning to stand up for himself and the people he cares about in the Namek saga, though Vegeta's criticism still got him to clam up. Even when he was a teenager, Videl managed to blackmail him into submission.
* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'':
** Anri Sonohara. She eventually starts to develop a spine.
** Also, Saki Mikajima. She'll listen to whatever Izaya tells her to do, even if it means endangering her life. Even after she betrays him, she continues loyally obeying him afterward, too.
* Tetsuma in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is this to his old friend Kid, to the point he is very LiteralMinded and takes orders to the extreme, doing ONLY what Kid told him to do. It was only after Monta defeated him in a catching battle that Tetsuma began to develop his own ambitions and more emotions.



* Natsu from ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' lacks any kind of spine and will not voice her displeasure about anything, even when she's bullied or mocked by other people and apologize a lot, even when it isn't her fault. [[CharacterDevelopment She does get better, though.]]

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* Natsu [[LazyBum Sloth]] from ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is ''so'' lazy, he lacks any kind of spine and the basic will not voice to say no to what Father and the other Homunculi tell him to do.
* Yukiteru Amano of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' starts out as an Extreme Doormat, and becomes less of one as the series goes on.
* Sanada Yukimura from ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}'' is so much of a doormat that he's [[BigShutUp called to shut up]] by his students...''kindergarten students''.
* Yukinari Sasaki from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''. Granted, he ''tries'' to stand up for himself when people bully him but he usually ends up backing down. People mock him for this by saying "You're too much of a coward to talk back! If you're a man then act like one!" Also, he takes frequent beatings from his friend Kirie for being an AccidentalPervert and hardly ever complains to
her displeasure about anything, even it afterwards. He also never decides to say, stop being friends with her and frequently blames himself for when bad things happen to him.
* Ayumi of ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. When
she's bullied or mocked by other people chosen as the receptionist at the fashion contest and apologize a lot, can't move from the hall, she even when gets a comment from Yuusuke, that it isn't suits her fault. just perfectly.
* Hinata from ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand'' acts this way initially towards her grandfather.
* Yuki Nagato in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts out as this, but
[[CharacterDevelopment She does get better, though.]]reveals]] independence, free will and opinions over the course of the story. Ultimately, her loyalty lies to [[TheProtagonist Kyon]], more than her [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Boss]] or TheLeader [[PhysicalGod Haruhi]].
** Present-day Mikuru seems to fit this trope. It's hinted that Mikuru is less of a 100% doormat than she looks like, [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretending to be super ultra submissive in order to hide her true identity]]. Plus there's evidence that if Mikuru ''wasn't'' an extreme doormat, Haruhi would ''make'' [[RealityWarper her one]]. Future-Mikuru, on the other hand...
* The Captain from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' basically follows Major around like a big, quiet dog that doesn't do anything unless commanded to. Which sort of makes sense considering [[spoiler:he's a werewolf]].
* ''Manga/HoneyHunt'': Yura, up until her AbusiveParents divorce and reveal they couldn't care less about her. This results in her first CrowningMomentOfAwesome when she tearfully announces to the press that she no longer considers them her parents and that "people like them should just burn in hell". Even after that though, she still shows instances of this trope at times.



** A spoilery example to back that up: Hatsumi is so spectacularly doormat-like that she actually [[spoiler: apologizes to a guy while he's having her gang-raped by his friends. She's apologizing because of something her father did to the gang-rapist's mother, which prompted the gang-rapist to attack Hatsumi as a form of proxy revenge. I repeat: She's apologizing to her rapist for something she didn't even do.]] The cherry on top: [[spoiler: we later find out that it was ''someone else's'' father who wronged the gang-rapist's mother, not Hatsumi's. The whole thing was a ShaggyDogStory.]]
* Haji from ''Anime/BloodPlus'' is characterized entirely by his complete devotion to Saya and his obedience to her wishes, even when she makes him promise to [[spoiler: kill her. Her adopted brother Kai finally goads him into expressing his BodyguardCrush at the end of the series.]]
* Lucciola in ''Anime/LastExile'' starts out this way, but his loyalty and friendship to Dio helped him take the initiative to save him. [[spoiler: [[TearJerker And then he dies. * Sniff* ]]]]
* Fuyuki from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' qualifies most of the time. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Push him too far]], though, and he's so terrifying, the manga can't even show his face.
* Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is actually described as being "less forceful than a doormat", but the truth is a [[ObfuscatingStupidity bit different]]. [[spoiler:She and her brother deliberately play up this trope in order to convince others that their plans for the future are honest, and then to convince themselves that their [[IronicHell plans for her are righteous.]] And her EmotionlessGirl act is a result of the '''massive''' trauma she's gone through and the way her brother keeps her emotionally anesthetized through their abusive relationship.]]
** Utena herself tries to become one of these in episode 12 to cope with losing a duel to Touga and losing Anthy. Fortunately, Wakaba snaps her out of it.
* Nataku in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', as it befits him for his nature [[spoiler: as a dead little girl's clone.]]
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Mytho starts out as an extreme doormat, since he kinda [[HeartTrauma shattered his heart]], rendering him completely emotionless. The only thing he ever does of his own volition ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]) is [[ChronicHeroSyndrome protecting the weak]].
* Nemu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a somewhat Rei-like example of the trope. In her case, she was actually created by MadScientist Mayuri to serve as his obedient assistant. He has no compunction about injuring or even potentially kill her, as he can simply rebuild her. And yet she still cares for him on some level.
** Also, Hanataro Yamada.
* [[{{Meido}} Fiore]] from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', who calls herself 'only a doll' and lives only to serve Joshua and [[BigBad Aion]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Karen Stadfeldt/Kouzuki's biological mother, an Eleven maid who was used by an adulterous Britannian, seems to be one of these, which earns her the scorn of the family and disappointment from Kallen's part. [[spoiler: Kallen mistook her mom's devotion towards her and her dead brother Naoto as devotion towards the father, and when ''[[TearJerker heartbreakingly]]'' proved wrong, she had a change of heart and decided to make Mrs. Kouzuki her reason to keep on fighting, aside of Zero and the Black Knights.]]
* Yuki Nagato in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts out as this, but [[CharacterDevelopment reveals]] independence, free will and opinions over the course of the story. Ultimately, her loyalty lies to [[TheProtagonist Kyon]], more than her [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Boss]] or TheLeader [[PhysicalGod Haruhi]].
** Present-day Mikuru seems to fit this trope. It's hinted that Mikuru is less of a 100% doormat than she looks like, [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretending to be super ultra submissive in order to hide her true identity]].Plus there's evidence that if Mikuru ''wasn't'' an extreme doormat, Haruhi would ''make'' [[RealityWarper her one]]. Future-Mikuru, on the other hand ...

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** A spoilery example to back that up: Hatsumi is so spectacularly doormat-like that she actually [[spoiler: apologizes [[spoiler:apologizes to a guy while he's having her gang-raped by his friends. She's apologizing because of something her father did to the gang-rapist's mother, which prompted the gang-rapist to attack Hatsumi as a form of proxy revenge. I repeat: She's she's apologizing to her rapist for something she didn't even do.]] The cherry on top: [[spoiler: we [[spoiler:we later find out that it was ''someone else's'' father who wronged the gang-rapist's mother, not Hatsumi's. The whole thing was a ShaggyDogStory.]]
* Haji Soushi of ''Manga/InuXBokuSS'', who became a ProfessionalButtKisser in order to appeal to his higher ups and worm his way to freedom from ''Anime/BloodPlus'' is characterized entirely by a life-long house arrest. One of his complete devotion to Saya and previous masters noted that he'd willingly do an embarrassing act with a smile on his obedience face. He's something of a subversion since he uses this tactic to her wishes, [[GuileHero achieve his own ends]], but it's also true he assigns so little value to his life that he'd even commit suicide if that was what was wished of him.
* Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', though he gets better somewhat. Kozato Enma even more so. They become fast friends mainly because of how they can relate to each other in this aspect.
* Byaku from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is an example of this trope who is also a BigBad of a major arc. Having no drive or desires of his own, he spends both his flashback and the main story fulfilling wishes of whatever woman happens to be next to him, no matter how potentially dangerous to him, her and innocent bystanders, not because he loves them or anything, but seemingly because he can't think of anything better to do [[spoiler:although the manga suggests that he loved Hime after all.]] This is presented as extremely creepy.
* Sawako from ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' is this normally, but it's subverted
when she makes him promise refuses to [[spoiler: kill her. Her adopted brother Kai finally goads him into expressing his BodyguardCrush at help Kurumi get together with Kazehaya, on the end basis she can't support her fully due to her own feelings for Kazehaya.
* The titular character from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' is a girl who can't decline requests. Downplayed however, since she ''does'' say no every so often.
* {{Justified|Trope}}, {{deconstructed|Trope}}, and {{exploited|Trope}} with ''Manga/KotouraSan'''s [[{{Telepathy}} titular]] [[PowerIncontinence heroine]]. Haruka doesn't speak up because she would likely and [[InnocentlyInsensitive unintentionally]] [[LivingLieDetector reveal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae people's inner selves]] which often [[MindOverManners infuriates them even more]] and validates their AbominationAccusationAttack hence why she's [[TheWoobie the perfect victim]] from their perspective. Because of this, she [[LeaveMeAlone doesn't even bother trying to be social]] which [[HurtingHero is affecting her mental health]] despite how much her JerkassFacade [[DidYouThinkICantFeel denies it]]. Much
of the series.]]
show is devoted to [[CharacterDevelopment having her growing away from this]].
* Lucciola in ''Anime/LastExile'' starts out this way, but his loyalty and friendship to Dio helped him take the initiative to save him. [[spoiler: [[TearJerker [[spoiler:[[TearJerker And then he dies. * Sniff* ]]]]
* Fuyuki from ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' qualifies most of the time. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Push him too far]], though, and he's so terrifying, the manga can't even show his face.
* Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is actually described as being "less forceful than
''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'': For a doormat", but the truth is a [[ObfuscatingStupidity bit different]]. [[spoiler:She and her brother deliberately play up this trope in order tsundere, Natsumi has serious problems saying "no", especially when challenged to convince others that their plans for the future are honest, and then to convince themselves that their [[IronicHell plans for her are righteous.]] And her EmotionlessGirl act is a result of the '''massive''' trauma "prove" she's gone through worthy to marry Shoutarou. This has led to her being groped by slimy salarymen in a cabaret, and being utilized for slave labor by her in-laws, among other things.
* Keitaro of ''Manga/LoveHina''. He constantly lets
the way her brother keeps her emotionally anesthetized through girls walk all over him and beat him up, even though as the landlord of the girls dormitory where they live, he could EASILY evict them at any point. In fact, it's ONLY because he's a doormat that the girls still have a roof over their abusive relationship.]]
** Utena herself
heads!
* Soubi in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}.'' Ritsuka
tries to become one of these in episode 12 to cope with losing a duel to Touga and losing Anthy. Fortunately, Wakaba snaps her break him out of it.
it, but Seimei would prefer he stay that way.
* Nataku Fate Testarossa in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', as it befits him for his nature [[spoiler: as a dead little girl's clone.]]
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Mytho starts out as an extreme doormat, since he kinda [[HeartTrauma shattered his heart]], rendering him completely emotionless. The only thing he ever does of his own volition ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]) is [[ChronicHeroSyndrome protecting the weak]].
* Nemu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a somewhat Rei-like example of the trope. In
''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Despite being repeatedly abused by her case, she was actually created by MadScientist Mayuri to serve as his obedient assistant. He has no compunction about injuring or even potentially kill her, as he can simply rebuild her. And yet she still cares for him on some level.
** Also, Hanataro Yamada.
* [[{{Meido}} Fiore]] from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', who calls herself 'only a doll' and lives only to serve Joshua and [[BigBad Aion]].
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Karen Stadfeldt/Kouzuki's biological
mother, an Eleven maid who was used by an adulterous Britannian, seems Fate remains loyal to be one of these, which earns her until the scorn of the family and disappointment from Kallen's part. [[spoiler: Kallen mistook her mom's devotion towards her and her dead brother Naoto as devotion towards the father, and end, when ''[[TearJerker heartbreakingly]]'' proved wrong, Nanoha finally [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends]] her.
** Justified because
she had a change of heart remembers [[spoiler:how Precia treated Alicia]], and decided to make Mrs. Kouzuki her reason to keep on fighting, aside of Zero and the Black Knights.]]
* Yuki Nagato in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts out as this, but [[CharacterDevelopment reveals]] independence, free will and opinions over the course of the story. Ultimately, her loyalty lies to [[TheProtagonist Kyon]], more than her [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Boss]] or TheLeader [[PhysicalGod Haruhi]].
** Present-day Mikuru seems to fit this trope. It's hinted
doesn't know that Mikuru is less of a 100% doormat than she looks like, [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretending to be super ultra submissive in order to hide [[spoiler:those aren't her true identity]].Plus there's evidence that if Mikuru ''wasn't'' an extreme doormat, Haruhi would ''make'' [[RealityWarper her one]]. Future-Mikuru, on the other hand ...memories]].



* Mousse of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' but only if Shampoo is doing the walking. In a later manga story: the Mask of Submission is a pair of glasses that causes whoever is seen through them to kneel and grovel, ''begging'' to be trod upon. He uses them on Ranma a few times to satisfy his ego, then Shampoo, the girl he is a StalkerWithACrush towards, asked him to stop using them. Upon his initial refusal, she told him he was pathetic for taking advantage of items created to protect those who had no other way to fight off martial artists. Then he deliberately puts them on backwards, so ''he's'' the one begging and groveling.
** Also [[WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu]] towards Ukyo (She takes advantage of him ''a lot'') and [[CanonForeigner Sasuke]] [[BumblingSidekick towards Kuno]].
* Train from the anime version of ''Manga/BlackCat'' was this for quite a few episodes during his time in Chronos. Speaking in a monotone, hardly having any opinion on anything, and being quietly [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]]. He was also the strongest assassin in Chronos.
* The Captain from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' basically follows Major around like a big, quiet dog that doesn't do anything unless commanded to. Which sort of makes sense considering [[spoiler:he's a werewolf]].
* Byaku from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is an example of this trope who is also a BigBad of a major arc. Having no drive or desires of his own, he spends both his flashback and the main story fulfilling wishes of whatever woman happens to be next to him, no matter how potentially dangerous to him, her and innocent bystanders, not because he loves them or anything, but seemingly because he can't think of anything better to do [[spoiler: although manga suggests that he loved Hime after all.]] This is presented as extremely creepy.
* Lala-Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is an Extreme Doormat in all but one respect. She can provide water with the use of her pendant, which is an invaluable ability in her desert planet... so much so that wars have been fought over her, often ''civil'' wars. She has thus retreated into extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]] and refuses to give anyone water when told, since it just causes death. In this regard, she is more steely than an iron mine, taking heaps of abuse and threats (and implied rape) rather than give in. By the series' end, she [[spoiler: becomes a DefrostingIceQueen and MamaBear, using her power to help save Sho and her loved ones.]] Super ending spoiler: [[spoiler: she even makes a HeroicSacrifice to fill the planet with oceans.]]
** Abelia is also this towards King Hamdo for most of the series. No matter how much he shrieks and rants and raves at her, or how insane/barbaric his orders, she quietly carries out his instructions and never, ever speaks back or shows signs of being disgruntled. [[spoiler: She gets over it.]]

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* Mousse In ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'', we have two of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' but only if Shampoo is doing the walking. In a later manga story: the Mask of Submission is a pair of glasses them.
** First we have Buchi
that causes whoever is seen through them to kneel and grovel, ''begging'' to be trod upon. was bullied a lot while in elementary school. He uses them on Ranma did make a few times to satisfy his ego, then Shampoo, the girl friend in first grade Hamamura, but out of nowhere he is a StalkerWithACrush towards, asked him to stop using them. Upon his initial refusal, she told him he was pathetic for taking advantage of items created to protect those who had no other way to fight off martial artists. Then he deliberately puts them on backwards, so ''he's'' the one begging and groveling.
** Also [[WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu]] towards Ukyo (She takes advantage of him ''a lot'') and [[CanonForeigner Sasuke]] [[BumblingSidekick towards Kuno]].
* Train from the anime version of ''Manga/BlackCat'' was this for quite a few episodes during his time in Chronos. Speaking in a monotone, hardly having any opinion on anything, and being quietly [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]]. He was also the strongest assassin in Chronos.
* The Captain from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' basically follows Major around like a big, quiet dog
Buchi that doesn't do anything unless commanded to. Which sort of makes sense considering [[spoiler:he's a werewolf]].
* Byaku from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is an example of this trope who is also a BigBad of a major arc. Having
he's no drive or desires friend of his own, he spends both his flashback and the main story fulfilling wishes of whatever woman happens Buchi has wondered what he to be next to him, no matter how potentially dangerous to him, her do make him hate him. We also learn that Hamamura also bullied Buchi after that for a while. He held everything inside and innocent bystanders, not he didn't show anyone any emotions because he loves them or anything, but seemingly didn't want anyone to hate him. Especially his only friend Yamano Taishou. [[spoiler: He even held his feelings in when he was raped by Taishou in the second volume just because he can't think didn't want to be hated. In the fifth volume, after Fukami rapes him, Fukami realizes this and that's one of anything better to do [[spoiler: although manga suggests the reasons that he loved Hime moved away. In the seventh volume, after all.]] This is presented as extremely creepy.
* Lala-Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is an Extreme Doormat in all but one respect. She can provide water
having a talk with the use of her pendant, which is an invaluable ability in her desert planet... so much so a friend, Buchi admits that wars have been fought over her, often ''civil'' wars. She has thus retreated into extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]] he's an ExtremeDoormat and refuses that he held his emotions because he didn't want to give anyone water when told, since it just causes death. In this regard, she is more steely than an iron mine, taking heaps of abuse and threats (and implied rape) rather than give in. By the series' end, she [[spoiler: becomes a DefrostingIceQueen and MamaBear, using her power to help save Sho and her loved ones.]] Super ending spoiler: [[spoiler: she even makes a HeroicSacrifice to fill the planet with oceans.be hated by his friends.]]
** Abelia is also this towards King Hamdo for most of the series. No matter how much Taishou isn't as extreme (no pun intended) as Buchi, but when he shrieks and rants and raves at her, or how insane/barbaric his orders, she quietly carries out his instructions and never, ever speaks was in first grade, he always wanted to be close to Amanuma because he looked up to him back or shows signs then and he thought he was cool. However Amanuma was basically great at everything in school unlike Taishou who was an average student at best. Because of being disgruntled. [[spoiler: She gets over it.]]that, Amanuma would bully and even torture Taishou a lot. Eventually it got so bad that Taishou had to transfer to a new school to get away from Amanuma's cruelty.



* Fate Testarossa in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Despite being repeatedly abused by her mother, Fate remains loyal to her until the end, when Nanoha finally [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends]] her.
** Justified because she remembers [[spoiler: how Precia treated Alicia]], and doesn't know that [[spoiler: those aren't her memories]].
* Soushi of ''Manga/InuXBokuSS'', who became a ProfessionalButtKisser in order to appeal to his higher ups and worm his way to freedom from a life-long house arrest. One of his previous masters noted that he'd willingly do an embarrassing act with a smile on his face. He's something of a subversion since he uses this tactic to [[GuileHero achieve his own ends]], but it's also true he assigns so little value to his life that he'd even commit suicide if that was what was wished of him.
* Dolls in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' are generally this, although some develop the ability to think for themselves to an extent.
* Cooro from ''Manga/PlusAnima''. While he has his own opinions and was a CheerfulChild who loves [[TrademarkFavoriteFood apples]], he won't go against anyone's decisions, even if they were made under stress, frustration or stubbornness. While the early chapters pointed it out, it wasn't until the final volume that it was properly addressed.
* Kotonoha from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' due to her insecurity.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': Kyoko, at the beginning when she used to live with Shou.
* ''Manga/HoneyHunt'': Yura, up until her AbusiveParents divorce and reveal they couldn't care less about her. This results in her first CrowningMomentOfAwesome when she tearfully announces to the press that she no longer considers them her parents and that "people like them should just burn in hell". Even after that though, she still shows instances of this trope at times.



* Sawako from ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' is this normally, but it's subverted when she refuses to help Kurumi get together with Kazehaya, on the basis she can't support her fully due to her own feelings for Kazehaya.
* Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', though he gets better somewhat. Kozato Enma even more so. They become fast friends mainly because of how they can relate to each other in this aspect.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'': After discovering that it was not Rin's fault that her beloved mother died (it was indirectly her fault), Kaede Fuyou becomes a HouseWife whose only purpose in life was, according to her, "to serve Rin-kun" so she can make up to him for all the tremendous abuse she piled on Rin (who willingly took the blame because Kaede was this close to just let herself die by despair) before the discovery.
* Yukinari Sasaki from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''. Granted, he ''tries'' to stand up for himself when people bully him but he usually ends up backing down. People mock him for this by saying "You're too much of a coward to talk back! If you're a man then act like one!" Also, he takes frequent beatings from his friend Kirie for being an AccidentalPervert and hardly ever complains to her about it afterwards. He also never decides to say, stop being friends with her and frequently blames himself for when bad things happen to him.
* Aine Yukimura of ''Manga/SensualPhrase'', especially in the manga.



** Unfortunately for the Shinobi, this is also true for the Daimyo's. They all seem to be pretty spineless, not to mention stupid.. And they're supposed to lead the country?
* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'':
** Anri Sonohara. She eventually starts to develop a spine.
** Also, Saki Mikajima. She'll listen to whatever Izaya tells her to do, even if it means endangering her life. Even after she betrays him, she continues loyally obeying him afterward, too.
* Hinata from ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand'' acts this way initially towards her grandfather.
* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Monica's husband, which might be part of why she married him.
* Fumi of ''Manga/AoiHana''. She gets better.
* Masato and Miku of ''Manga/{{Zeorymer}}'' are both the most doormatty of Extreme Doormats.
* Ayumi of ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. When she's chosen as the receptionist at the fashion contest and can't move from the hall, she even gets a comment from Yuusuke, that it suits her just perfectly.
* ''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'': For a tsundere, Natsumi has serious problems saying "no", especially when challenged to "prove" she's worthy to marry Shoutarou. This has led to her being groped by slimy salarymen in a cabaret, and being utilized for slave labor by her in-laws, among other things.
* Yukiteru Amano of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' starts out as an Extreme Doormat, and becomes less of one as the series goes on.
* Soubi in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}.'' Ritsuka tries to break him out of it, but Seimei would prefer he stay that way.
* Rodoreamon from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' starts like this, then grows a spine as the series progresses. By the DistantFinale, she's become the IronLady.
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kenshin was this during his days as an assassin. He never asked questions, made conversation, or gave his opinion with his superiors who gave him orders to kill. He only [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what was necessary]] to bring on the new era - even if it would cost him his sanity in the end.
* Tick Jefferson of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' tells Luck that he'll do anything to prove his worth to them. He'll also do anything that will let him [[TortureTechnician use his scissors.]]
* Lithuania in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' seems to border on this- he's sweet, humble, obedient, and pretty happy considering how much he gets bossed about, esspecially by BadBoss Russia and [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Poland.
* Arcee in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''. After being an ActionGirl throughout [[TransformersTheMovie the movie]] and season 3, she was turned into a docile, subservient secretary, who didn't wield a weapon once in the entire series, and rarely left the "office".

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** Unfortunately for the Shinobi, this is also true for the Daimyo's.Daimyo. They all seem to be pretty spineless, not to mention stupid.. And they're supposed to lead the country?
* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'':
** Anri Sonohara. She eventually starts to develop a spine.
** Also, Saki Mikajima. She'll listen to whatever Izaya tells her to do, even if it means endangering her life. Even after she betrays him, she continues loyally obeying him afterward, too.
* Hinata
[[TheStoic Rei]] from ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand'' acts this way initially towards ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is one of these. She shown no emotion, carries out any order given to her grandfather.
* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Monica's husband, which might be part of why she married him.
* Fumi of ''Manga/AoiHana''. She gets better.
* Masato
with absolute obedience, and Miku of ''Manga/{{Zeorymer}}'' are both has no problem being considered completely expendable for the most doormatty sake of Extreme Doormats.
* Ayumi of ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. When she's chosen as
the receptionist at the fashion contest and can't move from the hall, mission. On one occasion, she even gets admitted that she would kill herself without a comment second thought if Gendo ordered her to; there's a reason Asuka calls her a wind-up doll.
* Lala-Ru
from Yuusuke, that it suits her just perfectly.
* ''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'': For a tsundere, Natsumi has serious problems saying "no", especially when challenged to "prove" she's worthy to marry Shoutarou. This has led to her being groped by slimy salarymen in a cabaret, and being utilized for slave labor by her in-laws, among other things.
* Yukiteru Amano of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' starts out as
''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is an Extreme Doormat, and becomes less of Doormat in all but one as respect. She can provide water with the series goes on.
* Soubi
use of her pendant, which is an invaluable ability in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}.'' Ritsuka tries to break him out of it, but Seimei would prefer he stay her desert planet... so much so that way.
* Rodoreamon from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' starts like this, then grows a spine as the series progresses.
wars have been fought over her, often ''civil'' wars. She has thus retreated into extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]] and refuses to give anyone water when told, since it just causes death. In this regard, she is more steely than an iron mine, taking heaps of abuse and threats (and implied rape) rather than give in. By the DistantFinale, she's become series' end, she [[spoiler:becomes a DefrostingIceQueen and MamaBear, using her power to help save Sho and her loved ones.]] Super ending spoiler: [[spoiler:she even makes a HeroicSacrifice to fill the IronLady.
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kenshin was this during his days as an assassin. He never asked questions, made conversation, or gave his opinion
planet with his superiors who gave him orders to kill. He only [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what was necessary]] to bring on the new era - even if it would cost him his sanity in the end.
* Tick Jefferson of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' tells Luck that he'll do anything to prove his worth to them. He'll also do anything that will let him [[TortureTechnician use his scissors.
oceans.]]
* Lithuania in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' seems to border on this- he's sweet, humble, obedient, and pretty happy considering ** Abelia is also this towards King Hamdo for most of the series. No matter how much he gets bossed about, esspecially by BadBoss Russia shrieks and [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Poland.
* Arcee in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''. After
rants and raves at her, or how insane/barbaric his orders, she quietly carries out his instructions and never, ever speaks back or shows signs of being an ActionGirl throughout [[TransformersTheMovie the movie]] and season 3, she was turned into disgruntled. [[spoiler:She gets over it.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has
a docile, subservient secretary, who didn't wield a weapon once minor villain in the entire series, Dressrosa Arc named Baby 5. She cannot say no to ''anyone''. Because of this, she's been engaged multiple times, and rarely left has a debt of nearly a hundred million. Even in battle, she accepted a sarcastic request from her enemy to just die and was prepared to shoot herself before that same enemy stopped her. While this was at first played for laughs, [[spoiler: it became HarsherInHindsight when her backstory was revealed. She was abandoned by her parents as a small child, with the "office".last thing her mother said to her being "you're of no use to anyone." This is why she's so utterly desperate to feel needed. Even so, when one of her fellow villains says [[ImStandingRightHere right in front of her]] that their group only values her because she's "convenient" (and not because they actually care about her at all), she breaks down crying.]]
* Yaya Higuchi from ''Manga/{{Othello}}'' has been tollerating all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful. [[spoiler: By the end of the manga, she learns to stand for herself.]]



* Tetsuma in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is this to his old friend Kid, to the point he is very LiteralMinded and takes orders to the extreme, doing ONLY what Kid told him to do. It was only after Monta defeated him in a catching battle that Tetsuma began to develop his own ambitions and more emotions.
* Sanada Yukimura from ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}'' is so much of a doormat that he's [[BigShutUp called to shut up]] by his students...''kindergarten students''.
* [[LazyBum Sloth]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is ''so'' lazy, he lacks the basic will to say no to what Father and the other Homunculi tell him to do.

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* Tetsuma in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is this to In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Mytho starts out as an extreme doormat, since he kinda [[HeartTrauma shattered his old friend Kid, to heart]], rendering him completely emotionless. The only thing he ever does of his own volition ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]) is [[ChronicHeroSyndrome protecting the point weak]].
* Mousse of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' but only if Shampoo is doing the walking. In a later manga story: the Mask of Submission is a pair of glasses that causes whoever is seen through them to kneel and grovel, ''begging'' to be trod upon. He uses them on Ranma a few times to satisfy his ego, then Shampoo, the girl
he is very LiteralMinded a StalkerWithACrush towards, asked him to stop using them. Upon his initial refusal, she told him he was pathetic for taking advantage of items created to protect those who had no other way to fight off martial artists. Then he deliberately puts them on backwards, so ''he's'' the one begging and groveling.
** Also [[WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu]] towards Ukyo (She
takes advantage of him ''a lot'') and [[CanonForeigner Sasuke]] [[BumblingSidekick towards Kuno]].
* Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is actually described as being "less forceful than a doormat", but the truth is a [[ObfuscatingStupidity bit different]]. [[spoiler:She and her brother deliberately play up this trope in order to convince others that their plans for the future are honest, and then to convince themselves that their [[IronicHell plans for her are righteous.]] And her EmotionlessGirl act is a result of the '''massive''' trauma she's gone through and the way her brother keeps her emotionally anesthetized through their abusive relationship.]]
** Utena herself tries to become one of these in episode 12 to cope with losing a duel to Touga and losing Anthy. Fortunately, Wakaba snaps her out of it.
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kenshin was this during his days as an assassin. He never asked questions, made conversation, or gave his opinion with his superiors who gave him
orders to the extreme, doing ONLY kill. He only [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what Kid told was necessary]] to bring on the new era - even if it would cost him to do. It was only after Monta defeated him in a catching battle that Tetsuma began to develop his own ambitions and more emotions.
* Sanada Yukimura from ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}'' is so much of a doormat that he's [[BigShutUp called to shut up]] by his students...''kindergarten students''.
* [[LazyBum Sloth]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is ''so'' lazy, he lacks
sanity in the basic will to say no to what Father and the other Homunculi tell him to do.end.



* Gohan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was one for most of the series: a total MommasBoy who worked diligently at his studies, whenever Goku wasn't stealing him for more training to save the world. CharacterizationMarchesOn, however, and we see him gradually learning to stand up for himself and the people he cares about in the Namek saga, though Vegeta's criticism still got him to clam up. Even when he was a teenager, Videl managed to blackmail him into submission.

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* Gohan Kotonoha from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was one for most of the series: a total MommasBoy who worked diligently at his studies, whenever Goku wasn't stealing him for more training ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' due to save the world. CharacterizationMarchesOn, however, and we see him gradually learning to stand up for himself and the people he cares about in the Namek saga, though Vegeta's criticism still got him to clam up. Even when he was a teenager, Videl managed to blackmail him into submission.her insecurity.



* Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He seems to be exceptionally aware of his own failings, and resigned to it even with his exceptional talents as a soldier. However, his claims that he has "no will" of his own and simply goes along with what society expects from him [[spoiler:leave absolutely horrifying implications when it's revealed that he is the Colossal Titan and a spy sent to infiltrate and exterminate humanity]].

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* Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He seems to be exceptionally aware Aine Yukimura of ''Manga/SensualPhrase'', especially in the manga.
* Ichimiya in ''Manga/ServantXService'' is often defined by
his own failings, and resigned lack of self-confidence or backbone, to it even with his exceptional talents as a soldier. However, his claims the degree that despite being Hasebe's direct supervisor, he has "no will" ''absolutely no air of authority''.
* Natsu from ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' lacks any kind of spine and will not voice her displeasure about anything, even when she's bullied or mocked by other people and apologize a lot, even when it isn't her fault. [[CharacterDevelopment She does get better, though.]]
* Fuyuki from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' qualifies most of the time. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Push him too far]], though, and he's so terrifying, the manga can't even show
his own and simply goes along face.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'': After discovering that it was not Rin's fault that her beloved mother died (it was indirectly her fault), Kaede Fuyou becomes a HouseWife whose only purpose in life was, according to her, "to serve Rin-kun" so she can make up to him for all the tremendous abuse she piled on Rin (who willingly took the blame because Kaede was this close to just let herself die by despair) before the discovery.
* Rodoreamon from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' starts like this, then grows a spine as the series progresses. By the DistantFinale, she's become the IronLady.
* ''Manga/SkipBeat'': Kyoko, at the beginning when she used to live
with what society expects from Shou.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Ken Kaneki's mother raised
him [[spoiler:leave absolutely horrifying implications when it's revealed with the belief that he is "it's better to be hurt than to hurt others." Unfortunately, Kaneki's aunt [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity took advantage of this at every opportunity]], and his mom eventually worked herself to death trying to support herself, her son, and said aunt. Kaneki initially clings to this as a motto in life, but abandons it once a hallucination of the Colossal Titan ghoul Rize makes him realize that his mother's inability to stand up to her sister not only killed her but left him alone.
* Arcee in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''. After being an ActionGirl throughout [[TransformersTheMovie the movie]]
and season 3, she was turned into a spy sent to infiltrate docile, subservient secretary, who didn't wield a weapon once in the entire series, and exterminate humanity]].rarely left the "office".



* [[TheStoic Rei]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is one of these. She shown no emotion, carries out any order given to her with absolute obedience, and has no problem being considered completely expendable for the sake of the mission. On one occasion, she even admitted that she would kill herself without a second thought if Gendo ordered her to; there's a reason Asuka calls her a wind-up doll.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a minor villain in the Dressrosa Arc named Baby 5. She cannot say no to ''anyone''. Because of this, she's been engaged multiple times, and has a debt of nearly a hundred million. Even in battle, she accepted a sarcastic request from her enemy to just die and was prepared to shoot herself before that same enemy stopped her. While this was at first played for laughs, [[spoiler: it became HarsherInHindsight when her backstory was revealed. She was abandoned by her parents as a small child, with the last thing her mother said to her being "you're of no use to anyone." This is why she's so utterly desperate to feel needed. Even so, when one of her fellow villains says [[ImStandingRightHere right in front of her]] that their group only values her because she's "convenient" (and not because they actually care about her at all), she breaks down crying.]]
* Keitaro of ''Manga/LoveHina''. He constantly lets the girls walk all over him and beat him up, even though as the landlord of the girls dormitory where they live, he could EASILY evict them at any point. In fact, it's ONLY because he's a doormat that the girls still have a roof over their heads!
* {{Justified|Trope}}, {{deconstructed|Trope}}, and {{exploited|Trope}} with ''Manga/KotouraSan'''s [[{{Telepathy}} titular]] [[PowerIncontinence heroine]]. Haruka doesn't speak up because she would likely and [[InnocentlyInsensitive unintentionally]] [[LivingLieDetector reveal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae people's inner selves]] which often [[MindOverManners infuriates them even more]] and validates their AbominationAccusationAttack hence why she's [[TheWoobie the perfect victim]] from their perspective. Because of this, she [[LeaveMeAlone doesn't even bother trying to be social]] which [[HurtingHero is affecting her mental health]] despite how much her JerkassFacade [[DidYouThinkICantFeel denies it]]. Much of the show is devoted to [[CharacterDevelopment having her growing away from this]].
* Yaya Higuchi from ''Manga/{{Othello}}'' has been tollerating all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful. [[spoiler: By the end of the manga, she learns to stand for herself.]]
* The titular character from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' is a girl who can't decline requests. Downplayed however, since she ''does'' say no every so often.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Ken Kaneki's mother raised him with the belief that "it's better to be hurt than to hurt others." Unfortunately, Kaneki's aunt [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity took advantage of this at every opportunity]], and his mom eventually worked herself to death trying to support herself, her son, and said aunt. Kaneki initially clings to this as a motto in life, but abandons it once a hallucination of the ghoul Rize makes him realize that his mother's inability to stand up to her sister not only killed her but left him alone.
* In ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'', we have two of them.
** First we have Buchi that was bullied a lot while in elementary school. He did make a friend in first grade Hamamura, but out of nowhere he told Buchi that he's no friend of his and Buchi has wondered what he to do make him hate him. We also learn that Hamamura also bullied Buchi after that for a while. He held everything inside and he didn't show anyone any emotions because he didn't want anyone to hate him. Especially his only friend Yamano Taishou. [[spoiler: He even held his feelings in when he was raped by Taishou in the second volume just because he didn't want to be hated. In the fifth volume, after Fukami rapes him, Fukami realizes this and that's one of the reasons that he moved away. In the seventh volume, after having a talk with a friend, Buchi admits that he's an ExtremeDoormat and that he held his emotions because he didn't want to be hated by his friends.]]
** Taishou isn't as extreme (no pun intended) as Buchi, but when he was in first grade, he always wanted to be close to Amanuma because he looked up to him back then and he thought he was cool. However Amanuma was basically great at everything in school unlike Taishou who was an average student at best. Because of that, Amanuma would bully and even torture Taishou a lot. Eventually it got so bad that Taishou had to transfer to a new school to get away from Amanuma's cruelty.
* Ichimiya in ''Manga/ServantXService'' is often defined by his lack of self-confidence or backbone, to the degree that despite being Hasebe's direct supervisor, he has ''absolutely no air of authority''.

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* [[TheStoic Rei]] from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is one ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Monica's husband, which might be part of these. She shown no emotion, carries out any order given to her with absolute obedience, and has no problem being considered completely expendable why she married him.
* Nataku in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', as it befits him
for the sake of the mission. On one occasion, she even admitted that she would kill herself without his nature [[spoiler:as a second thought if Gendo ordered her to; there's a reason Asuka calls her a wind-up doll.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a minor villain in the Dressrosa Arc named Baby 5. She cannot say no to ''anyone''. Because of this, she's been engaged multiple times, and has a debt of nearly a hundred million. Even in battle, she accepted a sarcastic request from her enemy to just die and was prepared to shoot herself before that same enemy stopped her. While this was at first played for laughs, [[spoiler: it became HarsherInHindsight when her backstory was revealed. She was abandoned by her parents as a small child, with the last thing her mother said to her being "you're of no use to anyone." This is why she's so utterly desperate to feel needed. Even so, when one of her fellow villains says [[ImStandingRightHere right in front of her]] that their group only values her because she's "convenient" (and not because they actually care about her at all), she breaks down crying.
dead little girl's clone.]]
* Keitaro Masato and Miku of ''Manga/LoveHina''. He constantly lets ''Manga/{{Zeorymer}}'' are both the girls walk all over him and beat him up, even though as the landlord most doormatty of the girls dormitory where they live, he could EASILY evict them at any point. In fact, it's ONLY because he's a doormat that the girls still have a roof over their heads!
* {{Justified|Trope}}, {{deconstructed|Trope}}, and {{exploited|Trope}} with ''Manga/KotouraSan'''s [[{{Telepathy}} titular]] [[PowerIncontinence heroine]]. Haruka doesn't speak up because she would likely and [[InnocentlyInsensitive unintentionally]] [[LivingLieDetector reveal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatemae people's inner selves]] which often [[MindOverManners infuriates them even more]] and validates their AbominationAccusationAttack hence why she's [[TheWoobie the perfect victim]] from their perspective. Because of this, she [[LeaveMeAlone doesn't even bother trying to be social]] which [[HurtingHero is affecting her mental health]] despite how much her JerkassFacade [[DidYouThinkICantFeel denies it]]. Much of the show is devoted to [[CharacterDevelopment having her growing away from this]].
* Yaya Higuchi from ''Manga/{{Othello}}'' has been tollerating all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful. [[spoiler: By the end of the manga, she learns to stand for herself.]]
* The titular character from ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai'' is a girl who can't decline requests. Downplayed however, since she ''does'' say no every so often.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Ken Kaneki's mother raised him with the belief that "it's better to be hurt than to hurt others." Unfortunately, Kaneki's aunt [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity took advantage of this at every opportunity]], and his mom eventually worked herself to death trying to support herself, her son, and said aunt. Kaneki initially clings to this as a motto in life, but abandons it once a hallucination of the ghoul Rize makes him realize that his mother's inability to stand up to her sister not only killed her but left him alone.
* In ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'', we have two of them.
** First we have Buchi that was bullied a lot while in elementary school. He did make a friend in first grade Hamamura, but out of nowhere he told Buchi that he's no friend of his and Buchi has wondered what he to do make him hate him. We also learn that Hamamura also bullied Buchi after that for a while. He held everything inside and he didn't show anyone any emotions because he didn't want anyone to hate him. Especially his only friend Yamano Taishou. [[spoiler: He even held his feelings in when he was raped by Taishou in the second volume just because he didn't want to be hated. In the fifth volume, after Fukami rapes him, Fukami realizes this and that's one of the reasons that he moved away. In the seventh volume, after having a talk with a friend, Buchi admits that he's an ExtremeDoormat and that he held his emotions because he didn't want to be hated by his friends.]]
** Taishou isn't as extreme (no pun intended) as Buchi, but when he was in first grade, he always wanted to be close to Amanuma because he looked up to him back then and he thought he was cool. However Amanuma was basically great at everything in school unlike Taishou who was an average student at best. Because of that, Amanuma would bully and even torture Taishou a lot. Eventually it got so bad that Taishou had to transfer to a new school to get away from Amanuma's cruelty.
* Ichimiya in ''Manga/ServantXService'' is often defined by his lack of self-confidence or backbone, to the degree that despite being Hasebe's direct supervisor, he has ''absolutely no air of authority''.
Extreme Doormats.
30th Oct '16 9:49:20 AM nombretomado
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* Slave Mentality in ''{{GURPS}}'' turns your character into this towards his owner only. If ordered to "make them give you the money and don't take any gruff", a Slave Mentality character will not hesitate to stand up against the most physically and socially intimidating person.

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* Slave Mentality in ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' turns your character into this towards his owner only. If ordered to "make them give you the money and don't take any gruff", a Slave Mentality character will not hesitate to stand up against the most physically and socially intimidating person.
29th Oct '16 10:19:56 PM NNinja
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* Yuna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. She apologizes or is sorry for everything that happens (including ''being kidnapped'' and other things that she couldn't prevent or wasn't even concerned in) and triggers a major plot element by [[spoiler: accepting [[BigBad Seymour's]] proposition to marry him ''despite being fully aware'' that he is planning to eliminate the council of Yevon because they [[OurElvesAreDifferent Guados]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge mocked him]] for being a HalfHumanHybrid. Oh, and even after he ''DIES'' and [[BackFromTheDead comes back as a ghost]], she still wants to marry him so she can send him to the Farplane]]. Justified by her habit to try to do everything by herself without warning [[TheFettered so nobody else will be hurt]], even if [[IdiotBall she doesn't seem to realise]] that her Guardians have to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue her]] if her plan fails. And the sole reason she became a Summoner in the first place? Because her father was one and killed Sin via the ritual HeroicSacrifice, thus giving a few years of peace to Spira, so she has to do the same. The majority of Yuna's CharacterDevelopment in the game is outgrowing this. The turning point being the moment she [[spoiler:confronts Yunalesca and resolves to find a way to end Sin permanently]].
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', [[InsufferableGenius Shinra]] refers to Yuna as "hero, Summoner, doormat" after she accidentally agrees to help someone.
26th Oct '16 8:35:21 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/KnightLifeSeries'': In this PeterDavid series, the character of Gwen (Queen Quinevere of Arthurian legend reincarnated) begins as this, [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] within the book itself, and ends up being TheDeterminator.

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* ''Literature/KnightLifeSeries'': In this PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid series, the character of Gwen (Queen Quinevere of Arthurian legend reincarnated) begins as this, [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] within the book itself, and ends up being TheDeterminator.
25th Oct '16 3:32:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the latter parts of the ''Gensokyo20XX'' series , an age-regressed Reiimu is noted to take any sort of abuse coming to her and does so without hesitance, as cruelty is half of what she knows, thus she's learned to put up with it. However, she does have exceptions, particularly in the case of Baka, to whom she tricked and hit with her [=IV=] pole and Yume Ni, to whom she stabbed with a pair of scissors.

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* In the latter parts of the ''Gensokyo20XX'' ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series , an age-regressed Reiimu is noted to take any sort of abuse coming to her and does so without hesitance, as cruelty is half of what she knows, thus she's learned to put up with it. However, she does have exceptions, particularly in the case of Baka, to whom she tricked and hit with her [=IV=] pole and Yume Ni, to whom she stabbed with a pair of scissors.
23rd Oct '16 11:14:05 AM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''TheFastShow''. One of Paul Whitehouse's characters tries to have opinions about the topic du jour whilst talking with his mates in the pub, but refuses to disagree with any of them for fear of offending. As a result he fails to come to a conclusion about anything and lives his life in a state or perpetual bewilderment.

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* Played with in ''TheFastShow''.''Series/TheFastShow''. One of Paul Whitehouse's characters tries to have opinions about the topic du jour whilst talking with his mates in the pub, but refuses to disagree with any of them for fear of offending. As a result he fails to come to a conclusion about anything and lives his life in a state or perpetual bewilderment.
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