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25th May '16 1:28:19 PM Anddrix
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* Augustus from ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars'' is this from the start of the novel. Despite having a prosthetic leg, he takes everything in stride and tries to make the best out of his situation. [[spoiler:He begins to crack by the end]].
23rd May '16 12:24:11 AM That897Guy
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* [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemurr]] from ''VideoGame/Undertale''. He loses both his SOUL and his best friend, causing his existence to be one of indescribable loneliness. And while he doesn't exactly take it in stride as [[spoiler: Flowey the flower]], upon being [[spoiler: briefly restored to his true form and getting his compassion back]], he seems happy to let you and your friends go, even though this means he will have to go back to living this way.

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* [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemurr]] from ''VideoGame/Undertale''.''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. He loses both his SOUL and his best friend, causing his existence to be one of indescribable loneliness. And while he doesn't exactly take it in stride as [[spoiler: Flowey the flower]], upon being [[spoiler: briefly restored to his true form and getting his compassion back]], he seems happy to let you and your friends go, even though this means he will have to go back to living this way.
23rd May '16 12:23:39 AM That897Guy
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* [[spoiler: Asriel Dreemurr]] from ''VideoGame/Undertale''. He loses both his SOUL and his best friend, causing his existence to be one of indescribable loneliness. And while he doesn't exactly take it in stride as [[spoiler: Flowey the flower]], upon being [[spoiler: briefly restored to his true form and getting his compassion back]], he seems happy to let you and your friends go, even though this means he will have to go back to living this way.
11th May '16 12:16:54 PM erforce
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%%* Cameron in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', who is almost a ''literal'' Iron Woobie. Well, she's a Coltan Woobie, at least.

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%%* Cameron in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', who is almost a ''literal'' Iron Woobie. Well, she's a Coltan Woobie, at least.
8th May '16 11:12:26 PM TheDracologist
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* Ashe from ''WebOriginal/ThrillingIntent'' has it pretty rough, what with her powers slowly carving away at her, but she never seems to indulge in self-pity over it.
6th May '16 5:37:44 PM nombretomado
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* Gino Gambino, especially in GaiaOnline's earlier storylines. Subjected to malnutrition, [[EvilutionaryBiologist immoral experimentation]], [[WellDoneSonGuy fatherly disapproval]], vampire kidnappings, EasyAmnesia, and yet when his dad's been sniped off the top of a skyscraper, ''Gino jumps after him'', because he cares about him ''that damn much''. Sadly this has faded in some of the more recent storylines, where he's more of a whiny ButtMonkey.

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* Gino Gambino, especially in GaiaOnline's Website/GaiaOnline's earlier storylines. Subjected to malnutrition, [[EvilutionaryBiologist immoral experimentation]], [[WellDoneSonGuy fatherly disapproval]], vampire kidnappings, EasyAmnesia, and yet when his dad's been sniped off the top of a skyscraper, ''Gino jumps after him'', because he cares about him ''that damn much''. Sadly this has faded in some of the more recent storylines, where he's more of a whiny ButtMonkey.
5th May '16 2:34:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', Battler Ushiromiya endures TraumaCongaLine after TraumaCongaLine. Will it stop him from trying to find the truth? No.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Battler Ushiromiya endures TraumaCongaLine after TraumaCongaLine. Will it stop him from trying to find the truth? No.
4th May '16 9:21:24 PM caivu
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* Comicbook/MartianManhunter has one of, if not the most tragic backstory of the heroes of the DCU, and that's saying a lot. J'onn watched his entire species (including his wife and daughter) die a fiery death at the hands of his brother, only survived by cutting himself off from his species, wandered alone over the barren world of mars for an untold amount of years and was abruptly transported to an alien world. Despite all this, J'onn retained his sanity and remains a noble, wise hero.

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** [[ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} Kate Kane]] started out similar to Batman: she, along with her mother and twin sister, were kidnapped, and she was left the only survivor of the operation sent to rescue them. Years later, she finds out her twin is not only alive, but has returned as a psychopathic cult leader. Her sister eventually jumps from a plane before her eyes. After this Kate gets [[MindRaped mind-raped]] by a supernatural being and almost drowns, her cousin is almost killed while out crimefighting, she's blackmailed into working for a shady government organization in order to protect her father, she finds out her sister is ''still'' alive, she gets dosed with a hallucinogen and beaten up by a relatively sub-par villain, she breaks up with her girlfriend as a way to get her girlfriend's ex-husband to drop his custody battle for their daughter, and gets hypnotized by a vampire and becomes her sex slave. While she has a naturally stoic personality, she does exhibit anger and sadness from all this. However, even at her lowest point she never considers abandoning her role as a vigilante, and actually makes some progress through her issues after seeing a psychiatrist, becoming stronger for it.
* Comicbook/MartianManhunter has one of, if not the most tragic backstory of the heroes of the DCU, and that's saying a lot. J'onn watched his entire species (including his wife and daughter) die a fiery death at the hands of his brother, only survived by cutting himself off from his species, wandered alone over the barren world of mars Mars for an untold amount of years and was abruptly transported to an alien world. Despite all this, J'onn retained his sanity and remains a noble, wise hero.
2nd May '16 10:23:58 AM erforce
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* Sarah Connor of the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' movies bears traces of this. In ''Film/TheTerminator'', she loses her roommate and best friend, her mother and the love of her life. By ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', she has been committed to an asylum, and has not seen her son in years. Despite all this, she never loses sight of her responsibilities, and remains determined to mold John into the leader humanity needs him to be.

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* Sarah Connor of the ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' movies bears traces of this. In ''Film/TheTerminator'', she loses her roommate and best friend, her mother and the love of her life. By ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', she has been committed to an asylum, and has not seen her son in years. Despite all this, she never loses sight of her responsibilities, and remains determined to mold John into the leader humanity needs him to be.
24th Apr '16 3:57:10 AM erforce
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* Scorpion from ''MortalKombat'' is this. First his entire clan is killed, then after being brought back as a spectre he's forced by Shang Tsung to work alongside the guy who killed his family. In life and in death his story is an endless stream of tragedy, his game endings are usually bad, right down to [[spoiler:becoming the vessel of Dark Kahn's rebirth in ''Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe'' (luckily, the game is non-canon)]]. Yet he still continues on.
** Even worse, the Elder Gods are dicks to him. In ''Deception'', they make Scorpion their Champion to deal with the threat of Onaga. He agrees on the terms that his family and clansmen be revived by the Elder Gods. When he delivers, the Elder Gods [[ExactWords uphold their end of the bargain]]... [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor by reviving the Shirai Ryu as undead abominations]] in ''Armageddon''. No wonder he goes all RageAgainstTheHeavens afterwards.
** [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 Kitana]] even moreso. Not only is her father is killed by Shao Kahn during his bloody takeover of Edenia, but her mother Sindel [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide out of grief for her departed husband]]. Shao Kahn then manipulates the poor girl into serving as one of his assassins and makes her falsely believe that he is her birth father. He also creates a disfigured clone of her to act as her "sister" and ultimately off her should Kitana prove to be unreliable. Who knows how long this lasted for, seeing as Kitana is ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 10,000-years-old]]''. When she finally breaks free, Kahn then revives her mother and brainwashes ''her'' as a tool for his invasion of Earthrealm. Eventually, all of this is sorted out. Then comes Shinnok. And after ''that'' is resolved, Kitana proposes to her love interest Liu Kang, only for him to reluctantly decline due to his status as Earthrealm's Champion. Then Quan Chi and Shang Tsung get the jump on him before ''Deadly Alliance'' and kill him. And then ''she'' dies in battle with Quan Chi and Shang Tsung, and is later revived by Onaga and--you guessed it--brainwashed to serve him. The ''one'' time she breaks down (her ''Unchained'' ending) is justified, as her premonitions about {{the end of the world|AsWeKnowIt}} are coming true (as seen in ''Armageddon''). The girl's got it ''rough''. It gets more devastating in [[MortalKombat9 9]] when she finds her "sister" and hears from her so called father that he killed her real father and nearly gets executed. [[spoiler:Then her mother gets brainwashed and unlike last time in the original timeline, she gets killed by her brainwashed mother who doesn't realize what she has done and is an undead warrior who is brainwashed.]]

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* Scorpion from ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' is this. First his entire clan is killed, then after being brought back as a spectre he's forced by Shang Tsung to work alongside the guy who killed his family. In life and in death his story is an endless stream of tragedy, his game endings are usually bad, right down to [[spoiler:becoming the vessel of Dark Kahn's rebirth in ''Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' (luckily, the game is non-canon)]]. Yet he still continues on.
** Even worse, the Elder Gods are dicks to him. In ''Deception'', ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception'', they make Scorpion their Champion to deal with the threat of Onaga. He agrees on the terms that his family and clansmen be revived by the Elder Gods. When he delivers, the Elder Gods [[ExactWords uphold their end of the bargain]]... [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor by reviving the Shirai Ryu as undead abominations]] in ''Armageddon''.''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon''. No wonder he goes all RageAgainstTheHeavens afterwards.
** [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 Kitana]] even moreso. Not only is her father is killed by Shao Kahn during his bloody takeover of Edenia, but her mother Sindel [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide out of grief for her departed husband]]. Shao Kahn then manipulates the poor girl into serving as one of his assassins and makes her falsely believe that he is her birth father. He also creates a disfigured clone of her to act as her "sister" and ultimately off her should Kitana prove to be unreliable. Who knows how long this lasted for, seeing as Kitana is ''[[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 10,000-years-old]]''. When she finally breaks free, Kahn then revives her mother and brainwashes ''her'' as a tool for his invasion of Earthrealm. Eventually, all of this is sorted out. Then comes Shinnok. And after ''that'' is resolved, Kitana proposes to her love interest Liu Kang, only for him to reluctantly decline due to his status as Earthrealm's Champion. Then Quan Chi and Shang Tsung get the jump on him before ''Deadly Alliance'' and kill him. And then ''she'' dies in battle with Quan Chi and Shang Tsung, and is later revived by Onaga and--you guessed it--brainwashed to serve him. The ''one'' time she breaks down (her ''Unchained'' ending) is justified, as her premonitions about {{the end of the world|AsWeKnowIt}} are coming true (as seen in ''Armageddon''). The girl's got it ''rough''. It gets more devastating in [[MortalKombat9 9]] [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 the 2011 reboot]] when she finds her "sister" and hears from her so called father that he killed her real father and nearly gets executed. [[spoiler:Then her mother gets brainwashed and unlike last time in the original timeline, she gets killed by her brainwashed mother who doesn't realize what she has done and is an undead warrior who is brainwashed.]]



* So many characters in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise. Solid Snake, Big Boss, The Boss, [[spoiler:Ocelot]], etc. Snake is a notable example with all the shit you see him go through during the entire series especially in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.

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* So many characters in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise. Solid Snake, Big Boss, The Boss, [[spoiler:Ocelot]], etc. Snake is a notable example with all the shit you see him go through during the entire series especially in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.
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