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18th Aug '16 4:44:30 AM Hanz
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* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris''. He lives in a house where both his father and mother don't pay much attention to his needs over his little brother and sister. Speaking of which - his younger brother is handsome and most girls his age and even adult women fall for him the moment they see him. This is especially sad, because most of the girls Chris has a crush on during the show, end up falling for his younger brother in the end. His younger brother is also taller and more imposing. His little sister constantly torments him and gets away with it. Worst case scenario: Chris will get in trouble, even if it's obvious his little sister was in the wrong. He goes to a prominently white school where he is bullied by racist students. He gets no help from the teachers whom project their own racial prejudices on him - especially his homeroom teacher who thinks he's a welfare case, despite being raised in a hardworking two parent home. And worst of all: Whenever Chris tries to do anything meaningful, it always backfires on him by the end of the episode. This theme is played till the series end, [[spoiler:Where Chris doesn't finish high school, so he takes his GED test. Before the results of the test are announced, the show suddenly ends, taking a cue from ''Series/TheSopranos''.]]

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* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris''. He lives in a house where both his father and mother don't pay much attention to his needs over his little brother and sister. Speaking of which - his younger brother is handsome and most girls his age and even adult women fall for him the moment they see him. This is especially sad, because most of the girls Chris has a crush on during the show, end up falling for his younger brother in the end. His younger brother is also taller and more imposing. His little sister constantly torments him and gets away with it. Worst case scenario: Chris will get in trouble, even if it's obvious his little sister was in the wrong. He goes to a prominently white school where he is bullied by racist students. He gets no help from the teachers whom project their own racial prejudices on him - especially his homeroom teacher who thinks he's a welfare case, despite being raised in a hardworking two parent home. And worst of all: Whenever Chris tries to do anything meaningful, it always backfires on him by the end of the episode. This theme is played till the series end, [[spoiler:Where Chris doesn't finish high school, so he takes his GED test. Before the results of the test are announced, the show suddenly ends, taking a cue from ''Series/TheSopranos''.]]]] Of course, it's assumed that things work out pretty well for him in the end when he inevitably becomes a successful comedian.
14th Aug '16 8:53:31 AM MsChibi
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* Has [[IllGirl an illness]] or disability of some kind.

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* Has [[IllGirl an illness]] or disability or deformity of some kind.
14th Aug '16 8:53:15 AM MsChibi
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* Has [[IllGirl an illness]] or disability of some kind.
2nd Aug '16 1:07:03 PM MsChibi
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* Has gotten divorced in a setting where there's a great stigma against divorce.

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* Has gotten divorced in a setting where there's a great stigma against divorce. In some settings, this may also extend to [[LoserSonOfLoserDad children of divorce]].




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* Is considered a CategoryTraitor.
28th Jul '16 5:52:09 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:259:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint If I shoot you five times, do I get $60?]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:259:[[ComicallyMissingThePoint If I shoot you five times, do I get $60?]]]]
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26th Jul '16 2:07:55 PM Willbyr
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* Miaka from ''FushigiYuugi''. She's BookDumb, rather [[NaiveEverygirl naive]] and ditzy, [[BigEater gluttonous]], said to be [[HollywoodPudgy kind of fat]] and [[GenericCuteness average-looking]] in-universe, trouble always seems to find her, and her parents are divorced (which carries a big social stigma in Japan).

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* Miaka from ''FushigiYuugi''.''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. She's BookDumb, rather [[NaiveEverygirl naive]] and ditzy, [[BigEater gluttonous]], said to be [[HollywoodPudgy kind of fat]] and [[GenericCuteness average-looking]] in-universe, trouble always seems to find her, and her parents are divorced (which carries a big social stigma in Japan).
25th Jul '16 5:31:28 PM MsChibi
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* [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards They or their interests are looked down upon even by others like them]].
23rd Jul '16 7:13:16 PM MsChibi
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* Is the SonOfAWhore or [[HeroicBastard an illegitimate child]] in a setting where there's a great stigma towards having children out of wedlock, or towards children born out of wedlock.

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* Is the SonOfAWhore or [[HeroicBastard an illegitimate child]] (or the parent [[DoubleStandard (particularly the mother)]] of one) in a setting where there's a great stigma towards having children out of wedlock, or towards children born out of wedlock.
23rd Jul '16 5:51:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* Charlotte from ''Literature/{{Ghostgirl}}'' is so unpopular at her high school that not even her teachers remember her name and she is almost always ignored by everyone. She is a ButtMonkey, is HollywoodHomely, gets teased by the popular girls whenever they acknowledge her, and is a mild StalkerWithACrush for Damen. Charlotte also has the very UndignifiedDeath of choking on a gummy bear [[DyingAlone alone]] in a classroom. She has better luck in the afterlife.

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* Charlotte from ''Literature/{{Ghostgirl}}'' is so unpopular at her high school that not even her teachers remember her name and she is almost always ignored by everyone. She is a ButtMonkey, is HollywoodHomely, gets teased by the popular girls whenever they acknowledge her, and is a mild StalkerWithACrush for Damen. Charlotte also has the very UndignifiedDeath of choking on a gummy bear [[DyingAlone alone]] in a classroom. She The only reasons kids turned up to her memorial was because it meant leaving school early. They [[LonelyFuneral didn't even stay long]], plus the AlphaBitch Petula took the spotlight away from her death by crying to the cameras about how she could have died eating gummy bears instead of Charlotte. Charlotte has better luck in the afterlife.
23rd Jul '16 4:40:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] can't get a break. Not only is he introduced as a whiny and spineless FailureHero, he hardly gets any respect from anybody even if he does save the day. His love interests are either indifferent toward or hate him, most of his friends are killed, and his "job" involves dealing with the EldritchAbomination of the day, which abuses him to hell and back both physically and mentally, just to ensure that he will only get worse and worse. By the time of ''End of Evangelion'', [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the kid's had enough.]]

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* [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Shinji Ikari]] Ikari can't get a break. Not only is he introduced as a whiny and spineless FailureHero, he hardly gets any respect from anybody even if he does save the day. His love interests are either indifferent toward or hate him, most of his friends are killed, and his "job" involves dealing with the EldritchAbomination of the day, which abuses him to hell and back both physically and mentally, just to ensure that he will only get worse and worse. By the time of ''End of Evangelion'', [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds the kid's had enough.]]



* Charlotte from ''Literature/{{Ghostgirl}}'' is so unpopular at her high school that not even her teachers remember her name and she is almost always ignored by everyone. She is a ButtMonkey, is HollywoodHomely, gets teased by the popular girls whenever they acknowledge her, and is a mild StalkerWithACrush for Damen. Charlotte also has the very UndignifiedDeath of choking on a gummy bear [[DyingAlone alone]] in a classroom. She has better luck in the afterlife.



* Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is very much a loser, something that [[CharacterExaggeration gets more emphasis]] as the series continues. In the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' he was an [[ChickMagnet attractive]], confident BadassNormal and the team leader. Hi ''Go'' version is the complete opposite. Robin is a neurotic, [[NoSocialSkills awkward]], [[InformedFlaw not]] particularly attractive boy who is obsessed with his unrequited crush Starfire and who has an [[IJustWantToBeSpecial inferiority complex]] due to his lack of powers. He's barely a leader either.

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* Robin from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' is very much a loser, something that [[CharacterExaggeration [[{{flanderization}} gets more emphasis]] as the series continues. In the original ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' he was an [[ChickMagnet attractive]], confident BadassNormal and the team leader. Hi His ''Go'' version is the complete opposite. Robin is a neurotic, [[NoSocialSkills awkward]], [[InformedFlaw not]] particularly attractive boy who is obsessed with his unrequited crush Starfire and who has an [[IJustWantToBeSpecial inferiority complex]] due to his lack of powers. He's barely a leader either.
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