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14th May '18 12:28:46 AM gjjones
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Kirin Toudou manages to retain a positive attitude and gain the friendships of good people even when faced with an EvilUncle who only uses her to increase his political influence.

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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Kirin Toudou manages to retain a positive attitude and gain the friendships of good people even when faced with an EvilUncle a WellIntentionedExtremist uncle who only uses her as a pawn to increase his political influence.
11th May '18 1:14:55 PM patriciovalencia117
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* Craig Boone of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. You ''poor man''. Take off your [[StoicSpectacles stoic sunglasses]] and let us see your pain. He was present at the Bitter Springs Massacre and suffers immense survivors guilt and PTSD as a result. He meets a girl who accepts him and becomes his wife but she doesn't get on with Boone's only friend causing tension between them. His wife, pregnant with his child, is sold into slavery by someone in their town. Boone tracks down the legion slavers to one of their biggest outposts where they are planning to sell her and faced with no other option kills his wife and flees (being outnumbered several hundred to one). When he gets back to Novac he cna't trust anyone because any of them might have been the one to sell his wife and he can't fix his relationship with his friend. In various dialogue with him he outright states that he's stopped expecting a break and thinks the universe is just waiting for him to let his guard down so it can screw him over again.

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* Craig Boone of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. You ''poor man''. Take off your [[StoicSpectacles stoic sunglasses]] and let us see your pain. He was present at the Bitter Springs Massacre and suffers immense survivors guilt and PTSD as a result. He meets a girl who accepts him and becomes his wife but she doesn't get on with Boone's only friend causing tension between them. His wife, pregnant with his child, is sold into slavery by someone in their town. Boone tracks down the legion slavers to one of their biggest outposts where they are planning to sell her and faced with no other option kills his wife and flees (being outnumbered several hundred to one). When he gets back to Novac he cna't an't trust anyone because any of them might have been the one to sell his wife and he can't fix his relationship with his friend. In various dialogue with him he outright states that he's stopped expecting a break and thinks the universe is just waiting for him to let his guard down so it can screw him over again.
9th May '18 3:10:24 PM E1craZ4life
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' takes this trope ''beyond'' eleven. [[spoiler:We have Héctor, the estranged music man who went on a music tour and was never heard from by his family again, who was murdered by his best friend for wanting to return home and spent 96 years trying to see his daughter Coco before he was completely forgotten. Not only did his family refuse to remember him, when his wife Imelda died, she refused to listen to his desperate attempts at apologizing, and it was only through Miguel mistakenly believing his best friend to be his great-great-grandfather that he learned the truth of how he died, got his chance to reunite with his family, and finally see Coco without being forgotten.]]
8th May '18 7:44:20 PM Bugfragged
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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'': Lux Arcadia's life can and has broken people far older, wiser, and stronger than he. To wit, as a small child, his mother, his sister and himself were thrown out of the imperial court for basically no reason. On the journey, their carriage crashes, impaling his mother, and when he runs for aid, people ignore him, or throw rocks, and profane curses, at a small child simply because they don't like the way The Emperor does things, leaving him to see his mother die from her injuries because he had neither the knowledge nor the tools to do anything about it, [[StepfordSmiler and does he ever resent it.]] He might well have died himself except that Philuffy of a powerful merchant house took him and his sister in, out of pity. He spends several years learning how to operate a Drag Ride, becoming the youngest Drag Knight ever, purely for the sake of gaining an audience with the Emperor, his own father, to warn him as to the deep hatred his people have for him and his policies, only to be thrown out on his ear, his warning and accomplishment ignored. To add injury to insult, The Emperor, at best, ignores the actions of his cabinet who take Philuffy, the girl to whom Lux owes his life, by force, from her home to experiment on. Experiments known to be highly cruel, and often fatal, and summarily ignores the pleas of a very powerful merchant house to have her freed. Lux, having no other option than launching a coup and taking the Emperor's army down by force, in order to rescue her finds himself betrayed by his own older brother, Fugil, who organized the coup, and then used it to kill the entire imperial court, including their father, purely for shits and giggles, meaning it would be years before Lux ever sees Philuffy again, if the Philuffy he meets and the one he grew up with are the same person, that is. On top of all that, he is left alone, and unconscious in the blood soaked court to be found and arrested, slapped with a debt equal to 1/5 the national budget, and Fugil, for his own pleasure, is supporting the remnants of the very empire that took everything from Lux so they can ''keep on taking everything precious to him away.'' As if all that wasn't bad enough, he then has memories surface, thanks to Hayes, that the coup was AllForNothing anyway as the horrific experiments were already carried out, and ''he found Philuffy's corpse,'' and Philuffy's older sister has him in InnocentCohabitation with her doppleganger to use him as a MoralityChain. And yet... ''[[{{Determinator}} he takes it all in stride]]''. Why? ''[[HeroicSpirit Because he wants to make a difference]]''.

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* ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'': Lux Arcadia's Lux's life can and has broken people far older, wiser, and stronger than he. To wit, as a small child, his mother, his sister and himself were thrown out of the imperial court for basically no reason.because his grandfather justifiably criticized the empire's policies. On the journey, their carriage crashes, impaling his mother, and when he runs for aid, people ignore him, or throw rocks, and profane curses, at a small child simply because they don't like the way The Emperor does things, leaving him to see his mother die from her injuries because he had neither the knowledge nor the tools to do anything about it, [[StepfordSmiler and does he ever resent it.]] He might well have died himself except that Philuffy of a powerful merchant house took him and his sister in, out of pity. He spends several years learning how to operate a Drag Ride, becoming the youngest Drag Knight ever, purely for the sake of gaining an audience with the Emperor, his own father, to warn him as to the deep hatred his people have for him and his policies, only to be thrown out on his ear, his warning and accomplishment ignored. To add injury to insult, The Emperor, at best, ignores the actions of his cabinet who take Philuffy, the girl to whom Lux owes his life, by force, from her home to experiment on. Experiments known to be highly cruel, and often fatal, and summarily ignores the pleas of a very powerful merchant house to have her freed. Lux, having no other option than launching a coup and taking the Emperor's army down by force, in order to rescue her finds himself betrayed by his own older brother, Fugil, who organized the coup, and then used it to kill the entire imperial court, including their father, purely for shits and giggles, meaning it would be years before despite Lux's insistence on trying them lawfully. Meanwhile, Lux ever sees Philuffy again, if is unable to stop him because he has to evacuate his sister, who was taken hostage earlier to be used against him. Once he gets back to the Philuffy he meets and palace, Fugil tries to push the one he grew up with are responsibility of becoming the same person, emperor on him, despite how Lux isn't the least bit mentally prepared. Worse yet, Fugil's betrayal hit him so hard that is. he becomes [[SelectiveObliviousness selectively]] ObliviousToLove, believing that he can never truly be cared for. After losing to Fugil, Lux has his memories altered or wiped, resulting in him constantly suffering from flashbacks of how much worse the coup actually was for him. On top of all that, he is left alone, and unconscious in the blood soaked court to be found and arrested, slapped with a debt equal to 1/5 the national budget, and Fugil, for his own pleasure, Fugil is supporting the remnants of the very empire Lord branch family that took everything from Lux so they can ''keep on taking everything precious wants to him away.'' destroy whatever little peace he earned for their own cruel ambitions. As if all that wasn't bad enough, he then has memories surface, thanks to Hayes, that the coup was AllForNothing anyway as the horrific experiments were already carried out, resulting in Philuffy being kept alive by a piece of a Ragnarok and ''he found Philuffy's corpse,'' and Philuffy's older sister vulnerable to being controlled by the enemy. Then Sacred Eclipse reveals that he has him lingering guilt over supposedly killing Lisha, resulting in InnocentCohabitation with her doppleganger to use him as a MoralityChain.lot of MindScrew. And yet... ''[[{{Determinator}} he takes it all in stride]]''. Why? ''[[HeroicSpirit Because he wants to make a difference]]''.
21st Apr '18 1:04:48 PM Psi001
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* The titular WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack went through hell in his quest to return to his native time, and [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption never even achieved his final goal]]. And yet, he just soldiers on.
%%** 50 years later and despite a significant uptick in cynicism and ennui, Jack is still surviving. He almost dies several times and is almost DrivenToSuicide, but he keeps going out of sheer stubbornness and [[spoiler: finally makes it back to the past to kill Aku once and for all]].

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* The titular WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack went through hell in his quest to return to his native time, and [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption never even achieved his final goal]]. And yet, he just soldiers on.
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50 years later and despite a significant uptick in cynicism and ennui, Jack is still surviving. He almost dies several times and is almost DrivenToSuicide, but he keeps going out of sheer stubbornness and [[spoiler: finally makes it back to the past to kill Aku once and for all]].
24th Mar '18 3:35:34 PM CnHGirl
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%%** 50 years later and despite a significant uptick in cynicism and ennui, Jack is still surviving. He almost dies several times and is almost DrivenToSuicide, but he keeps going out of sheer stubbornness and [[spoiler: finally makes it back to the past to kill Aku once and for all]].
21st Mar '18 8:40:35 AM Dr_Wrecker
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** Almost everyone in Homestuck can be seen as an Iron Woobie of some sort. They're all 13-year old kids, [[spoiler:well, except for the Alpha-verse kids,]] who have all [[spoiler:lost their parents/parent figures, been thrown into a crazy situation to try and save the world, all died several times, learned that their whole universe was made by some trolls, and are fighting SEVERAL god-like beings by this point.]] All the while, they keep going on and cracking jokes.

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** Almost everyone in Homestuck can be seen as an Iron Woobie of some sort. They're all 13-year old kids, [[spoiler:well, kids ([[spoiler:well, except for the Alpha-verse kids,]] kids]]), who have all [[spoiler:lost their parents/parent figures, been thrown into a crazy situation to try and save the world, all died several times, learned that their whole universe was made by some trolls, and are fighting SEVERAL god-like beings by this point.]] All the while, they keep going on and cracking jokes.
8th Mar '18 6:35:44 PM NineTailedCat
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* [[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Aribeth de Tylmarande]], whose entire life story is a TraumaCongaLine of epic proportions best summed up as the tale of a woman who tried very hard in the face of [[CrapsackWorld a universe that hated her]] and ended up failing anyway, fighting tooth and nail to get an EsotericHappyEnding at the end of the last expansion pack. She somehow puts on a calm public face through a series of tragedies that would make strong men weep in spite of all this.

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* [[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights Aribeth de Tylmarande]], Tylmarande from ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', whose entire life story is a TraumaCongaLine of epic proportions best summed up as the tale of a woman who tried very hard in the face of [[CrapsackWorld a universe that hated her]] and ended up failing anyway, fighting tooth and nail to get an EsotericHappyEnding at the end of the last expansion pack. She somehow puts on a calm public face through a series of tragedies that would make strong men weep in spite of all this.
7th Mar '18 8:41:01 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Stumpy. He has constant bad luck for no apparent reason, but he is able to survive being struck by lightning, getting hit by a flying car and '''''[[spoiler: being left on an exploding planet which gets hit by a meteor]]'''''.
29th Jan '18 2:19:51 AM PetroleumJerry
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** Ianto Jones, who's been through just about everything. One of only 27 employees of Torchwood One [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday to survive Canary Warf]], he saw his girlfriend turned into a killer cyborg that eventually had to be shot in front of him, he was half beaten to death by cannibals, and [[MindRape mind raped]] by an alien into thinking he's a murderer. And he does most of it with the wry efficiency of someone who was effectively hired to clean up after the team.

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** Ianto Jones, who's been through just about everything. One of only 27 employees of Torchwood One [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E13Doomsday to survive Canary Warf]], Wharf]], he saw his girlfriend turned into a killer cyborg that eventually had to be shot in front of him, he was half beaten to death by cannibals, and [[MindRape mind raped]] by an alien into thinking he's a murderer. And he does most of it with the wry efficiency of someone who was effectively hired to clean up after the team.
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