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7th Feb '16 4:03:41 PM jahman
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'': Aya Mikage. At the age of sixteen, she gets the shock of her life by learning that she is the reincarnation of a powerful but despised ancestor of their bloodline (the eponymous Ceres), and Ceres' powers kill nearly every relative in sight on her sixteenth birthday. And it only gets worse from there. [[spoiler: Nearly her entire family wants her dead. Her scheming older cousin wants to use her for his own goals. Her father takes a bullet for her. Her mother, driven insane by grief, is manipulated into thinking that Aya had killed her own father and tries to kill Aya. Her twin brother is separated from her, only to later be revealed as the reincarnation of Ceres' mortal enemy. Everywhere she goes, she witnesses someone die, including a cousin whose mother Ceres had killed, driving said cousin to commit suicide. She is separated many times from the man she loves, who is eventually killed (but [[UnexplainedRecovery gets better]] anyway) just when she learns she is pregnant with his child. She loses many friends. Finally, she is forced to watch as Ceres--using her body--kills her brother to finally end the curse on the family.]] But damn it if Aya ever let any of this bring her down for good.
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* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'': Aya Mikage. At the age of sixteen, she gets the shock of her life by learning that she is the reincarnation of a powerful but despised ancestor of their bloodline (the eponymous Ceres), and Ceres' powers kill nearly every relative in sight on her sixteenth birthday. And it only gets worse from there. [[spoiler: Nearly her entire family wants her dead. Her scheming older cousin wants to use her for his own goals. Her father takes a bullet for her. Her mother, driven insane by grief, is manipulated into thinking that Aya had killed her own father and tries to kill Aya. Her twin brother is separated from her, only to later be revealed as the reincarnation of Ceres' psychotic mortal enemy. Everywhere she goes, she witnesses someone die, including a cousin whose mother Ceres had killed, driving said cousin to commit suicide. She is separated many times from the man she loves, who is eventually killed (but [[UnexplainedRecovery gets better]] anyway) just when she learns she is pregnant with his child. She loses many friends. Finally, she is forced to watch as Ceres--using her body--kills her brother to finally end the curse on the family.]] But damn it if Aya ever let any of this bring her down for good.
2nd Feb '16 2:22:55 AM Adept
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* ''AyashiNoCeres'': Aya Mikage. At the age of sixteen, she gets the shock of her life by learning that she is the reincarnation of a powerful but despised ancestor of their bloodline (the eponymous Ceres), and Ceres' powers kill nearly every relative in sight on her sixteenth birthday. And it only gets worse from there. [[spoiler: Nearly her entire family wants her dead. Her scheming older cousin wants to use her for his own goals. Her father takes a bullet for her. Her mother, driven insane by grief, is manipulated into thinking that Aya had killed her own father and tries to kill Aya. Her twin brother is separated from her, only to later be revealed as the reincarnation of Ceres' mortal enemy. Everywhere she goes, she witnesses someone die, including a cousin whose mother Ceres had killed, driving said cousin to commit suicide. She is separated many times from the man she loves, who is eventually killed (but [[UnexplainedRecovery gets better]] anyway) just when she learns she is pregnant with his child. She loses many friends. Finally, she is forced to watch as Ceres--using her body--kills her brother to finally end the curse on the family.]] But damn it if Aya ever let any of this bring her down for good.
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* ''AyashiNoCeres'': ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'': Aya Mikage. At the age of sixteen, she gets the shock of her life by learning that she is the reincarnation of a powerful but despised ancestor of their bloodline (the eponymous Ceres), and Ceres' powers kill nearly every relative in sight on her sixteenth birthday. And it only gets worse from there. [[spoiler: Nearly her entire family wants her dead. Her scheming older cousin wants to use her for his own goals. Her father takes a bullet for her. Her mother, driven insane by grief, is manipulated into thinking that Aya had killed her own father and tries to kill Aya. Her twin brother is separated from her, only to later be revealed as the reincarnation of Ceres' mortal enemy. Everywhere she goes, she witnesses someone die, including a cousin whose mother Ceres had killed, driving said cousin to commit suicide. She is separated many times from the man she loves, who is eventually killed (but [[UnexplainedRecovery gets better]] anyway) just when she learns she is pregnant with his child. She loses many friends. Finally, she is forced to watch as Ceres--using her body--kills her brother to finally end the curse on the family.]] But damn it if Aya ever let any of this bring her down for good.
24th Jan '16 2:23:28 AM pander
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** Asami Sato from WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra. It's just sad to watch her. To sum it up, and most of this happens within a few weeks time, [[spoiler: her mother was killed by a Firebender when she was six, she discovered her father was an Equalist after spending a whole day defending him, has to turn on her father because she wanted to do the right thing and has to leave the comfortable life she has always known, she finds out that Korra has a crush on her boyfriend and he might reciprocate, she gets arrested because of her father, then has to see her boyfriend go crazy trying to find Korra and neglect her, and when she chooses to confront Mako, since he's horribly NotGoodWithPeople he reacts badly and things go worse]]. And yet she refuses to break for a long time, until The Sting" when [[spoiler: Future Industries goes bankrupt after a robbery.]] She also witnesses the near death of Korra, her close friend [[spoiler: and lover, in the next season]], and for three years, was the only one to know how much Korra was suffering while recovering far away from her, since Korra only wrote letters to her. During the final fight with Kuvira, she watches [[spoiler: her father]] perform a HeroicSacrifice for her. And her company is destroyed in that fight again. And ''then'', she [[PluckyGirl does her best to bring 'self back together]].
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** Asami Sato from WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra. It's just sad to watch her. To sum it up, and most of this happens within a few weeks time, [[spoiler: her mother was killed by a Firebender when she was six, she discovered her father was an Equalist after spending a whole day defending him, has to turn on her father because she wanted to do the right thing and has to leave the comfortable life she has always known, she finds out that Korra has a crush on her boyfriend and he might reciprocate, she gets arrested because of her father, then has to see her boyfriend go crazy trying to find Korra and neglect her, and when she chooses to confront Mako, since he's horribly NotGoodWithPeople he reacts badly and things go worse]]. And yet she refuses to break for a long time, until The Sting" when [[spoiler: Future Industries goes bankrupt after a robbery.]] She also witnesses the near death of Korra, her close friend [[spoiler: and lover, in the next season]], friend, and for three years, was the only one to know how much Korra was suffering while recovering far away from her, since Korra only wrote letters to her. During the final fight with Kuvira, she watches [[spoiler: her father]] perform a HeroicSacrifice for her. And her company is destroyed in that fight again. And ''then'', she [[PluckyGirl does her best to bring 'self back together]].
24th Jan '16 2:21:59 AM pander
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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.**Korra herself could be considered an iron woobie, especially by Book 4. She's been cut off from the avatar cycle, poisoned, nearly paralyzed, and nearly killed.
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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.does. **Korra herself could be considered an iron woobie, especially by Book 4. She's been cut off from the avatar cycle, poisoned, nearly paralyzed, and nearly killed.
24th Jan '16 2:20:52 AM pander
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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}}'' 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.**Korra herself could be considered an iron woobie, especially by Book 4. She's been cut off from the avatar cycle, poisoned, nearly paralyzed, and nearly killed.
24th Jan '16 2:15:32 AM pander
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** ComicBook{{Supergirl}}. Compared to Kara, Kal's woobieness is miniscule. He may have lost his planet, but was a baby when it happened and was raised by the loving Kents, while Kara (especially in New Earth) remembers her planet pre-destruction and '''her parents being vaporized and planet being destroyed were the last thing she saw before the suspended animation of her ship kicked in.''' She has to deal with having the memory of what she's truly lost - family and friends alike, and has survivor's guilt because of it, but still tries to live up to the responsibilities of the S. Batman has told her that, unlike Clark, Kara knows what it's like to be like him because she knew what it was like to see your parents die in front of your eyes and be helpless to stop it.
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** ComicBook{{Supergirl}}.ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}. Compared to Kara, Kal's woobieness is miniscule. He may have lost his planet, but was a baby when it happened and was raised by the loving Kents, while Kara (especially in New Earth) remembers her planet pre-destruction and '''her parents being vaporized and planet being destroyed were the last thing she saw before the suspended animation of her ship kicked in.''' She has to deal with having the memory of what she's truly lost - family and friends alike, and has survivor's guilt because of it, but still tries to live up to the responsibilities of the S. Batman has told her that, unlike Clark, Kara knows what it's like to be like him because she knew what it was like to see your parents die in front of your eyes and be helpless to stop it.
24th Jan '16 2:15:01 AM pander
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**ComicBook{{Supergirl}}. Compared to Kara, Kal's woobieness is miniscule. He may have lost his planet, but was a baby when it happened and was raised by the loving Kents, while Kara (especially in New Earth) remembers her planet pre-destruction and '''her parents being vaporized and planet being destroyed were the last thing she saw before the suspended animation of her ship kicked in.''' She has to deal with having the memory of what she's truly lost - family and friends alike, and has survivor's guilt because of it, but still tries to live up to the responsibilities of the S. Batman has told her that, unlike Clark, Kara knows what it's like to be like him because she knew what it was like to see your parents die in front of your eyes and be helpless to stop it.
22nd Jan '16 8:37:08 PM Adept
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* ''{{Blame}}'': [[{{Determinator}} Killy.]] Good Lord, Killy. Let's see here...he has to go through:
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* ''{{Blame}}'': ''Manga/{{Blame}}'': [[{{Determinator}} Killy.]] Good Lord, Killy. Let's see here...he has to go through:

* ''CodeGeass'': It's a pretty crapsack world, so most characters with backstory are either this, or normal woobies. Main character Lelouch is on the extreme end of this: Murdered mother, crippled sister, father who invaded a country that was using him as insurance, fleeing in a war zone where the natives hate his race, and the invaders are killing everyone, all long before he hits puberty. [[HurtingHero It gets worse.]] Still, he's very rarely shown to feel bad for himself, and goes around standing up for the little guy while trying to get revenge on the people who made his life hard.
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* ''CodeGeass'': ''Anime/CodeGeass'': It's a pretty crapsack world, so most characters with backstory are either this, or normal woobies. Main character Lelouch is on the extreme end of this: Murdered mother, crippled sister, father who invaded a country that was using him as insurance, fleeing in a war zone where the natives hate his race, and the invaders are killing everyone, all long before he hits puberty. [[HurtingHero It gets worse.]] Still, he's very rarely shown to feel bad for himself, and goes around standing up for the little guy while trying to get revenge on the people who made his life hard.

* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'': Most of the cast (the good guys) would qualify, but the best example for the series is Rei. Got a woman he's in love with? She has hots with your new best friend so you have to settle with CourtlyLove. Oh, and he's born under Star of Justice, meaning he ''dies'' for others, which came true when after he awakens his true self, he became a SacrificialLion, doomed to die an agonizing death by Raoh after failing to take him to the underworld with him. Then he spends his last days saving the woman he's in love with from her bad fate, then dies without ever kissing her and it was after he was really dying that the woman starts returning his feeling. Rei, you poor poor guy.
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* ''FistOfTheNorthStar'': ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': Most of the cast (the good guys) would qualify, but the best example for the series is Rei. Got a woman he's in love with? She has hots with your new best friend so you have to settle with CourtlyLove. Oh, and he's born under Star of Justice, meaning he ''dies'' for others, which came true when after he awakens his true self, he became a SacrificialLion, doomed to die an agonizing death by Raoh after failing to take him to the underworld with him. Then he spends his last days saving the woman he's in love with from her bad fate, then dies without ever kissing her and it was after he was really dying that the woman starts returning his feeling. Rei, you poor poor guy.

** Also from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', said potential lover of Rei, Mamiya, whose parents were killed when she was 20 years old, and then she was kidnapped and taken to a harem. Then her only family left, her brother, dies as well. After this, she falls for a man who is already fated to die for her. *** Kenshiro. Sweet mother and second cousin of Woobification, [[{{Badass}} Kenshiro]]. Why do tears pour with such ease from this man? In spite (or because) of his kind and soft heart, he resolved to bear the sadness of the ''entire'' world, torn by nuclear fire, on his broad shoulders '''alone''' so ''nobody else'' has to cry ever again. The big guy himself puts it best:
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** Also from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', Also, said potential lover of Rei, Mamiya, whose parents were killed when she was 20 years old, and then she was kidnapped and taken to a harem. Then her only family left, her brother, dies as well. After this, she falls for a man who is already fated to die for her. *** ** Kenshiro. Sweet mother and second cousin of Woobification, [[{{Badass}} Kenshiro]]. Why do tears pour with such ease from this man? In spite (or because) of his kind and soft heart, he resolved to bear the sadness of the ''entire'' world, torn by nuclear fire, on his broad shoulders '''alone''' so ''nobody else'' has to cry ever again. The big guy himself puts it best:

* ''NagasareteAirantou'': Ikuto. Before coming to the island he was drifting on a life preserver for seven days without food or water. He spends the first episode/book futilely throwing himself against the same few whirlpools until it's absurd but only until he points out that he did that to '''learn''' their flow and sneak between them (there's an even larger one beyond it, sadly). His grandfather puts him through TrainingFromHell and its given him a fear of heights. In a free-for-all game of tag for marriage the day after he arrives, he gets dropped from a tremendous height and thrown an incredible distance, and loses only by an involuntary gesture of bravery on his part. And the hits keep coming. On the other hand, with renewed training, he becomes a BadassNormal who manages to outwit or fairly beat four of the island's most powerful champions in a span of two days.
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* ''NagasareteAirantou'': ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'': Ikuto. Before coming to the island he was drifting on a life preserver for seven days without food or water. He spends the first episode/book futilely throwing himself against the same few whirlpools until it's absurd but only until he points out that he did that to '''learn''' their flow and sneak between them (there's an even larger one beyond it, sadly). His grandfather puts him through TrainingFromHell and its given him a fear of heights. In a free-for-all game of tag for marriage the day after he arrives, he gets dropped from a tremendous height and thrown an incredible distance, and loses only by an involuntary gesture of bravery on his part. And the hits keep coming. On the other hand, with renewed training, he becomes a BadassNormal who manages to outwit or fairly beat four of the island's most powerful champions in a span of two days.
15th Jan '16 9:25:39 PM nombretomado
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* Lloyd Henried from the TheStand remains determined to stick with his evil ways, even if [[BigBad Randal Flagg]] scares him.
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* Lloyd Henried from the TheStand ''Literature/TheStand'' remains determined to stick with his evil ways, even if [[BigBad Randal Flagg]] scares him.
14th Jan '16 5:37:09 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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* Clel from LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV can rarely catch a break and he's the ''least'' salty of the guys despite how much he loses.
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* Clel from LetsPlay/MarioPartyTV can rarely catch a break and he's the ''least'' salty of the guys despite how much often he loses.
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