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23rd Jul '17 11:27:01 PM WillBGood
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** Pre-Crisis Supergirl's parents sent her to Earth because Argo City was dying. She lost her parents, her home and was dumped by her cousin into an orphanage that she hated. Her Supergirl duties interfered with her personal life to the point ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} she couldn't keep a steady boyfriend]]'' and had to quit a job. Often she felt torn because she wanted to live like a normal woman but her vast powers entailed great responsibilities. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} At one point]]'' she met an OldFlame and realized what she still felt something for him ''[[Comicbook/YoungLove two weeks before his demise]]''. And then she fought a dimension-eating EldritchAbomination ''[[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths to save her beloved cousin and the whole Multiverse]]'', and got killed (although to be fair, ''[[Comicbook/{{Convergence}} her death has been undone]]'').

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** Pre-Crisis Supergirl's parents sent her to Earth because Argo City was dying. She lost her parents, her home and was dumped by her cousin into an orphanage that she hated. Her Supergirl duties interfered with her personal life to the point ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl that [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} she couldn't keep a steady boyfriend]]'' boyfriend]] and had to quit a job. Often she felt torn because she wanted to live like a normal woman but her vast powers entailed great responsibilities. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl [[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} At one point]]'' point]] she met an OldFlame and realized what she still felt something for him ''[[Comicbook/YoungLove [[Comicbook/YoungLove two weeks before his demise]]''. demise]]. And then she fought a dimension-eating EldritchAbomination ''[[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths [[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths to save her beloved cousin and the whole Multiverse]]'', Multiverse]], and got killed (although to be fair, ''[[Comicbook/{{Convergence}} [[Comicbook/{{Convergence}} her death has been undone]]'').undone]]).



** Post-Crisis Supergirl lived through Krypton's destruction. However she lost her home again when her parents sent her to Earth to save her life, before -apparently- dying. She met them again, but one of her enemies murdered them and blew up the world where the last Kryptonians settled in (hence, she has lost her parents twice and her home three times).
** Post-Flashpoint Supergirl lost her planet and her parents and was stranded in a strange, alien world. She was persecuted by villains and fell for someone who turned out to be an evil, ManipulativeBastard who broke her heart. She lost her only friend, and ''[[Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton joined a group of questionable anti-heroes]]'' only because she needed to belong with ''someone''. After a while she got over her issues, but then her cousin -the only famly she had left- died.

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** Post-Crisis Supergirl lived through Krypton's destruction. However she lost her home again when her parents sent her to Earth to save her life, before -apparently- (apparently) dying. She met them again, but one of her enemies murdered them and blew up the world where the last Kryptonians settled in (hence, she has lost her parents twice and her home three times).
** Post-Flashpoint Supergirl lost her planet and her parents and was stranded in a strange, alien world. She was persecuted by villains and fell for someone who turned out to be an evil, evil ManipulativeBastard who broke her heart. She lost her only friend, and ''[[Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton [[Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton joined a group of questionable anti-heroes]]'' anti-heroes]] only because she needed to belong with ''someone''. After a while she got over her issues, but then her cousin -the cousin-- the only famly she had left- left-- died.
2nd Jul '17 6:18:12 PM Willbyr
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* This is a trait of many a primary KamenRider give the abuse typically heaped on them through the story. It also happens with secondary and tertiary riders too, but that's where the hero part gets ambigious.

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* This is a trait of many a primary KamenRider Franchise/KamenRider give the abuse typically heaped on them through the story. It also happens with secondary and tertiary riders too, but that's where the hero part gets ambigious.



** Haruto Soma/''KamenRiderWizard'' is the StepfordSmiler variety. He lost his parents at the age of 10, is the [[SurvivorGuilt lone survivor]] of dark magic ritual, had to fight through onslaught of ParanoiaFuel inducing monsters, and was manipulated into another dark magic ritual that would [[UpToEleven kill several milions of people]]. Also, his guilt materialized into one of [[LostLenore his beloved]], who came to kill him.

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** Haruto Soma/''KamenRiderWizard'' Soma/''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' is the StepfordSmiler variety. He lost his parents at the age of 10, is the [[SurvivorGuilt lone survivor]] of dark magic ritual, had to fight through onslaught of ParanoiaFuel inducing monsters, and was manipulated into another dark magic ritual that would [[UpToEleven kill several milions of people]]. Also, his guilt materialized into one of [[LostLenore his beloved]], who came to kill him.
11th Jun '17 1:45:46 AM spiderfreak1011
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* Good lord, everything in the world of ''VideoGame/Mother3'' tries it's damn hardest to make Lucas into this. He's a sensitive, coddlied mama's boy who ends up [[spoiler: watching his Mother die violently before his eyes]], then bears the Guilt of [[spoiler: [[ILetGwenStacyDie believing he let his brother go to his death.]]]] These events alone cause him to remain in a stagnant form of grieving for most of the game. 3 years later, his home has been industrialized and all the villagers who were once nice and friendly to him, consider him an outcast and a disgrace to his village for not giving into the Industrialism that now plagues the islands; he even lives mostly alone because his Father spends all his time away from the house [[spoiler: [[ParentalAbandonment searching for his missing brother and neglecting Lucas.]]]] And all of this is before [B]his adventure has even started yet.[/B] He then constantly has to fight against the Twisted, Mechanized and Bloodthirsty Wildlife that he once was friends with, as well as constantly have an army of soldiers out to get him and his friends, the same army [[spoiler: who inadvertantly killed his Mother to begin with.]] He later has to live with the knowledge that [[spoiler: his home was all a lie, everyone brainwashed themselves with fake memories and personalities to prevent the world from completely ending, the Islands being the last habitable place on the entire planet]], and now Lucas is the only one who has the power to redeem the world at this point. Then he has to fight the Masked Man for the final needle, [[spoiler: the Masked Man turning out to be his missing brother all along, who was brainwashed and mechanized for the past 3 years and has no memory of being Lucas's brother, relentlessly trying to kill him.]] And in the end, [[spoiler: Lucas's Brother finally remembers who he is and then kills himself as atonement for what he's done, then dies in Lucas's arms.]] And yet, despite everything that happens to Lucas, he still goes on and does what's right, and makes the world a better place with the love in his heart.
31st May '17 12:18:47 PM Flame
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* This is a trait of many a primary KamenRider give the abuse typically heaped on them through the story. It also happens with secondary and tertiary riders too, but that's where the hero part gets ambigious.
** Shinji Kido/''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' was tricked, beaten half to death and shown the worst of humanity more times than he can count. His story is basically a repeated cycle of shock, HeroicBSOD and recovery. Yet, he would keep on fighting.
** Haruto Soma/''KamenRiderWizard'' is the StepfordSmiler variety. He lost his parents at the age of 10, is the [[SurvivorGuilt lone survivor]] of dark magic ritual, had to fight through onslaught of ParanoiaFuel inducing monsters, and was manipulated into another dark magic ritual that would [[UpToEleven kill several milions of people]]. Also, his guilt materialized into one of [[LostLenore his beloved]], who came to kill him.
** Kouta Kazuraba/''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' killed his best friend by accident, was nearly murdered by another friend of his numerous times, had his faith shattered and would always come back anyway. He shares the vicious cycle with Kido after all.
** Emu Hojo/''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' was mistreated by his supposed colleague, manipulated, nearly killed and had his view of the world turned against him more than once. He soldiers on believing for better tomorrows anyway, having the advantage over Kido or Kouta by actually getting people to understand (or at least) tolerate him.
14th May '17 10:00:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'': In Koprulu Sector, you're either one of these or one of the monsters. Both Jim Raynor and Zeratul tried to do the right thing, and the universe repay them with lots and lots of hurts. Tassadar had the fortune to die in a blaze of glory rather than seeing his world fall apart around him.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': In Koprulu Sector, you're either one of these or one of the monsters. Both Jim Raynor and Zeratul tried to do the right thing, and the universe repay them with lots and lots of hurts. Tassadar had the fortune to die in a blaze of glory rather than seeing his world fall apart around him.
2nd May '17 12:55:00 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Which he [[StepfordSmiler hides behind a smile]] and an [[SadClown upbeat cheerful attitude]]. In one chapter, [[NotGoodWithPeople Sai]] comments on this: "Even I can tell that Naruto's suffering, because of his promise to bring Sasuke back and his feelings for you [Sakura]. Both you and Sasuke cause him pain."
** Right before the Chunin Exams finals, he even admitted to [[TheConfidant Hinata]] that the smile is a mask, and later on, [[spoiler: Pain put him on the ropes by breaking him down with words, getting him to second guess his own actions]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Which he [[StepfordSmiler hides behind a smile]] and an [[SadClown upbeat cheerful attitude]]. In one chapter, [[NotGoodWithPeople Sai]] [[JerkassHasAPoint Sai comments on this: this to Sakura]]: "Even I can tell that Naruto's suffering, because of his promise to bring Sasuke back and his feelings for you [Sakura]. you. [[BrutalHonesty Both you and Sasuke cause him pain.pain]]."
** Right before the Chunin Exams finals, he even admitted to [[TheConfidant Hinata]] that the smile is a mask, and later on, [[spoiler: Pain put him on the ropes by breaking him down with words, getting him to second guess second-guess his own actions]].
29th Apr '17 2:01:10 AM Acebrock
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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is one in the comics and most adaptations, especially from the 80s onwards.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' is one in the comics and most adaptations, especially from the 80s onwards. The pain comes from seeing his parents murdered right in front of him when he was merely a boy, because the family decided to cut through an alley at young Bruce's insistence and ran into mugger Joe Chill.
23rd Apr '17 3:00:13 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' is very fond of this trope, especially in regards to TheChosenOne. Both [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Colette, Zelos]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Luke]] get a ''lot'' of pain from their status as Chosen Ones.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' is very fond of this trope, especially in regards to TheChosenOne. Both [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Colette, Zelos]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Luke]] get a ''lot'' of pain from their status as Chosen Ones.
7th Apr '17 9:58:34 PM mouschilight
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** He even admitted to Hinata that the smile is a mask, and [[spoiler: Pain put him on the ropes by breaking him down with words, getting him to second guess his own actions]].

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** He Right before the Chunin Exams finals, he even admitted to Hinata [[TheConfidant Hinata]] that the smile is a mask, and later on, [[spoiler: Pain put him on the ropes by breaking him down with words, getting him to second guess his own actions]].
22nd Mar '17 3:14:41 AM Dravencour
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* ComicBook/BlackCanary becomes this whenever she pairs with ComicBook/GreenArrow. Every. Single. God. Damn. Time. Their first pairing? Kidnapped by drug lords in a botched sting operation and physically tortured so badly she loses her fertility and her powers (which would eventually be restored). Rejoins Ollie after he gets resurrected? Her adopted daughter is kidnapped and Ollie himself makes her believe she's dead. Despite that, she still marries him - and proceeds to be reduced to a DistressedDamsel who's Canary Cry accidentally causes an innocent bystander's hearing loss. And then Ollie leaving to form a second Justice League team somehow devastates her so much that she breaks up the primary team that she the leader of. Suffice it to say, there are likely a lot of ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey fans who really really don't like seeing Dinah and Ollie together.

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* ComicBook/BlackCanary becomes this whenever she pairs with ComicBook/GreenArrow. Every. Single. God. Damn. Time. Their first pairing? Kidnapped by drug lords in a botched sting operation and physically tortured so badly she loses her fertility and her powers (which would eventually be restored). Rejoins Ollie after he gets resurrected? Her adopted daughter is kidnapped and Ollie himself makes her believe she's dead. Despite that, she still marries him - and proceeds to be reduced to a DistressedDamsel who's whose Canary Cry accidentally causes an innocent bystander's hearing loss. And then Ollie leaving to form a second Justice League team somehow devastates her so much that she breaks up the primary team that she the leader of. Suffice it to say, there are likely a lot of ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey fans who really really ''really'' don't like seeing Dinah and Ollie together.
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