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23rd Sep '16 1:09:25 PM jedidarrick
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%%* Another literal example is WesternAnimation/WallE. That little guy's spirit is ''amazing.''

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%%* Another * A literal example is WesternAnimation/WallE. That little guy's spirit is ''amazing.''



---> "And that's the way it goes, in war you're shat upon . . ."

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---> --> "And that's the way it goes, in war you're shat upon . . ."
1st Sep '16 8:50:59 PM frogpatrol
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The Iron Woobie is a character who is not just ''a'' [[TheWoobie Woobie]]; they are ''the'' Woobie. Most Woobies are the victim of external circumstance. That may be how it started out for this little guy, but after having to deal with too much guff, they've lost the ability to feel sorry for themselves, and will continue standing in the path of inevitable misfortune. They will RageAgainstTheHeavens in anger for the ridiculous extent of their trials and tribulations, but when it comes right down to it, they're not expecting the big guy to start doing them any favors now.

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The Iron Woobie '''Iron Woobie''' is a character who is not just ''a'' [[TheWoobie Woobie]]; they are ''the'' Woobie. Most Woobies are the victim of external circumstance. That may be how it started out for this little guy, but after having to deal with too much guff, they've lost the ability to feel sorry for themselves, and will continue standing in the path of inevitable misfortune. They will RageAgainstTheHeavens in anger for the ridiculous extent of their trials and tribulations, but when it comes right down to it, they're not expecting the big guy to start doing them any favors now.
25th Aug '16 7:08:13 AM MugenKagemaru
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** It runs in the family. His father Asgore [[spoiler:made a promise in the heat of the moment that has the biggest contribution to the basic plot of the game, one he can't take back, since it revived the hopes of his people who were once again on the brink of despair after what happened to Asriel, but it means he has to kill seven innocent humans and harvest their [=SOULs=], of which '''YOU''' are the latest, and the last]]. And yet, despite this, he can put a genuine smile on his face, acknowledge a good day, and is all around the big loveable goat-dad that Papyrus and Undyne say he is.

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** It runs in the family. His father [[spoiler:His father]] Asgore [[spoiler:made a promise in the heat of the moment that has the biggest contribution to the basic plot of the game, one he can't take back, since it revived the hopes of his people who were once again on the brink of despair after what happened to Asriel, but it means he has to kill seven innocent humans and harvest their [=SOULs=], of which '''YOU''' are the latest, and the last]]. And yet, despite this, he can put a genuine smile on his face, acknowledge a good day, and is all around the big loveable goat-dad that Papyrus and Undyne say he is.
25th Aug '16 7:07:11 AM MugenKagemaru
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** It runs in the family. His father Asgore [[spoiler:made a promise in the heat of the moment that has the biggest contribution to the basic plot of the game, one he can't take back, since it revived the hopes of his people who were once again on the brink of despair after what happened to Asriel, but it means he has to kill seven innocent humans and harvest their [=SOULs=], of which '''YOU''' are the latest, and the last]]. And yet, despite this, he can put a genuine smile on his face, acknowledge a good day, and is all around the big loveable goat-dad that Papyrus and Undyne say he is.
23rd Aug '16 4:02:18 AM thatmadork
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* Axl Low from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a nice English guy who has been ripped from his girlfriend Megumi and his home to be thrown through time by the machinations of beings who just want a pawn in their schemes. Axl himself wants none of it and is just looking for someone who might know how he can get home. In ''Xrd: Revelator'', he finds someone who knows what's wrong with him and can send him home: [[spoiler:It's I-no, who tells him that he's actually a magical RealityWarper who can erase and rewrite timelines at will, just like her... ''and he can never go home because he may have already erased his own timeline and everyone in it''. This news makes Axl fall into a deep depression, and when he's given a chance to go to his home time later, it comes with the SadisticChoice that he'll erase his friends in the future, as the two worlds are mutually exclusive. [[IChooseToStay He decides to save his friends.]]]]
15th Aug '16 7:09:09 PM DVB
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is the definition of the Iron Woobie. His parents were cruelly gunned down by a mugger when he was eight years old, and that's just the beginning. He's had one of his allies crippled by the Joker, then lost his adopted son to the very same man in the course of a year. To make matters even worse he had his spine broken once and then had aforementioned adopted son return to life, now permanently blaming him for his first death. Yet despite this he has NEVER broken his moral code and has never used a gun. [[spoiler: ([[BatmanGrabsAGun However, he made a "once-in-a-lifetime exception"]] in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' when he shot {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} with a bullet made of Radion (the kryptonite equivalent of the New Gods and ironically, the same one Darkseid used to kill Orion). He did this to poison him and give time for Superman to finish the job. By that point though, [[GodzillaThreshold everything was going to hell as Darkseid was wrecking the ''Multiverse'' so things have gotten ''that'' bad.]] His refusal to break it, even in the face of the Joker (who Batman would like to kill but won't), is the reason he remains a highly prominent A-List superhero and the world's best detective.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is the definition of the Iron Woobie. His parents were cruelly gunned down by a mugger when he was eight years old, and that's just the beginning. He's had one of his allies crippled by the Joker, then lost his adopted son to the very same man in the course of a year. To make matters even worse he had his spine broken once and then had aforementioned adopted son return to life, now permanently blaming him for his first death. Yet despite this he has NEVER broken his moral code and has never used a gun. [[spoiler: ([[BatmanGrabsAGun However, he made a "once-in-a-lifetime exception"]] in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' when he shot {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} with a bullet made of Radion (the kryptonite equivalent of the New Gods and ironically, the same one Darkseid used to kill Orion). He did this to poison him and give time for Superman to finish the job. By that point though, [[GodzillaThreshold everything was going to hell as Darkseid was wrecking the ''Multiverse'' so things have gotten ''that'' bad.]] ]]]] His refusal to break it, even in the face of the Joker (who Batman would like to kill but won't), is the reason he remains a highly prominent A-List superhero and the world's best detective.
15th Aug '16 7:07:55 PM DVB
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is the definition of the Iron Woobie. His parents were cruelly gunned down by a mugger when he was eight years old, and that's just the beginning. He's had one of his allies crippled by the Joker, then lost his adopted son to the very same man in the course of a year. To make matters even worse he had his spine broken once and then had aforementioned adopted son return to life, now permanently blaming him for his first death. Yet despite this he has NEVER broken his moral code (except once in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' when he [[spoiler: shot {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} with a substance that fatally poisoned him- and by that time he [[AssholeVictim truly deserved it]]]]- in any case there was no alternative). His refusal to break it, even in the face of the Joker (who Batman would like to kill but won't), is the reason he remains a highly prominent A-List superhero and the world's best detective.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} is the definition of the Iron Woobie. His parents were cruelly gunned down by a mugger when he was eight years old, and that's just the beginning. He's had one of his allies crippled by the Joker, then lost his adopted son to the very same man in the course of a year. To make matters even worse he had his spine broken once and then had aforementioned adopted son return to life, now permanently blaming him for his first death. Yet despite this he has NEVER broken his moral code (except once and has never used a gun. [[spoiler: ([[BatmanGrabsAGun However, he made a "once-in-a-lifetime exception"]] in ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'' when he [[spoiler: shot {{ComicBook/Darkseid}} with a substance bullet made of Radion (the kryptonite equivalent of the New Gods and ironically, the same one Darkseid used to kill Orion). He did this to poison him and give time for Superman to finish the job. By that fatally poisoned him- and by that time he [[AssholeVictim truly deserved it]]]]- in any case there point though, [[GodzillaThreshold everything was no alternative). going to hell as Darkseid was wrecking the ''Multiverse'' so things have gotten ''that'' bad.]] His refusal to break it, even in the face of the Joker (who Batman would like to kill but won't), is the reason he remains a highly prominent A-List superhero and the world's best detective.
12th Aug '16 12:17:33 AM PaulA
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* While Miles Vorkosigan in LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' already takes this to extreme levels (born with abnormally brittle bones and needing multiple surgeries and painful physical therapy just to walk, and that was just the first six years of his life; it got worse), his brother Mark has it even worse. Created in a laboratory by absurdly insane and delusional terrorists to kill and impersonate his brother long enough to murder their father, raised by clone traders who sell their services to rich old people willing to murder their own cloned children and transplant their brains into the young bodies, every one of his childhood friends is dead by the time he starts trying to stop the clone trade. But after being physically, sexually, and psychologically tortured by someone vile by everyone else's standards (Mark makes millions from the assassination and ends up rescuing dozens of innocent lives), a beautiful female soldier touches his wrist and offers her pity for what he'd suffered. Mark's response: grab her wrist in a death grip and snarl viciously, "don't you DARE feel pity for me. I WON!"

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* While Miles Vorkosigan in LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' already takes this to extreme levels (born with abnormally brittle bones and needing multiple surgeries and painful physical therapy just to walk, and that was just the first six years of his life; it got worse), his brother Mark has it even worse. Created in a laboratory by absurdly insane and delusional terrorists to kill and impersonate his brother long enough to murder their father, raised by clone traders who sell their services to rich old people willing to murder their own cloned children and transplant their brains into the young bodies, every one of his childhood friends is dead by the time he starts trying to stop the clone trade. But after being physically, sexually, and psychologically tortured by someone vile by everyone else's standards (Mark makes millions from the assassination and ends up rescuing dozens of innocent lives), a beautiful female soldier touches his wrist and offers her pity for what he'd suffered. Mark's response: grab her wrist in a death grip and snarl viciously, "don't you DARE feel pity for me. I WON!"
1st Aug '16 10:33:01 PM TheSinful
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* Literature/HarryPotter is generally a pervert and smartass with no respect for authority in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11157943/8/I-Still-Haven-t-Found-What-I-m-Looking-For I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For]]''. But from time to time, something causes his facade to slip for a moment and reveal how soul-crushingly lonely he is, being completely alone in the universe. Not only is he in another [[Franchise/StarWars galaxy far, far away]], but back on Earth, everyone he knew has been dead for centuries. At the start of the story, the only people he could claim as friends are Dobby, his droid he modeled after Minerva [=McGonagall=], and a bartender he flirts with but doesn't even know the name of.
30th Jul '16 3:31:37 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''{{Daria}}'' sometimes falls into this category. The beginning of the episode, Monster, as well as Boxing Daria give a bit of a glimpse as to why she acts the way she does.

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%%* ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' sometimes falls into this category. The beginning of the episode, Monster, as well as Boxing Daria give a bit of a glimpse as to why she acts the way she does.
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