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29th Jan '18 11:03:20 AM Adven1966
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* ''VideoGame/ClarencesBigChance'': '''Clarence'''. [[spoiler:If you play your cards right, you can land him a promotion to executive and a hot girlfriend, pulling him out of this trope.]]
27th Jan '18 9:24:49 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Initially, John Rumford in the military thriller ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'': a military veteran with trouble adjusting to civilian life, failed farmer and smart but oddball and on the whole rather lonely unemployed man obsessed with arcane political ideas and half-baked schemes. Then he joins/takes over the [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic Christian Marines]] veterans' group, and begins his rise to glory.
27th Dec '17 3:59:05 PM AireDaleDogz
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* Mae Borowski, main character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', is a bisexual college dropout whose untreated neuroses catapult her out of college and back to her [[DyingTown hometown.]] The very next day, she manages to throw up on her ex-boyfriend at a party. While it's initially played for laughs, it becomes increasingly clear that she genuinely needs help...and being the main character of a GhostStory [[spoiler:(or rather, a CosmicHorrorStory )]] [[SanitySlippage only makes things worse for her.]]

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* Mae Borowski, main character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', is a bisexual pansexual college dropout whose untreated neuroses catapult her out of college and back to her [[DyingTown hometown.]] The very next day, she manages to throw up on her ex-boyfriend at a party. While it's initially played for laughs, it becomes increasingly clear that she genuinely needs help...and being the main character of a GhostStory [[spoiler:(or rather, a CosmicHorrorStory )]] [[SanitySlippage only makes things worse for her.]]
18th Nov '17 11:04:19 AM CeaselessPhoenicopterine
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* Being essentially a kid-friendly version of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has one in the form of Gumball Watterson, who is lazy, irresponsible, unathletic, BookDumb to a sometimes dangerous degree, and the ButtMonkey of the series. And as with Homer, there are a number of minor characters who take this trope so far as to [[ExpectationLowerer make him look good by comparison]], including his father Richard, Anton, Mr. Small, and Tobias. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "The Test", where Gumball [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall takes a "What sitcom character are you?" test and gets "The Loser".]]

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* Being essentially a kid-friendly version of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has one in the form of Gumball Watterson, who is lazy, irresponsible, unathletic, BookDumb to a sometimes dangerous degree, and the ButtMonkey of the series. And as with Homer, there are a number of minor characters who take this trope so far as to [[ExpectationLowerer make him look good by comparison]], including his father Richard, Anton, Mr. Small, The Bananas, and Tobias. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "The Test", where Gumball [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall takes a "What sitcom character are you?" test and gets "The Loser".]]
9th Nov '17 9:42:52 AM angie710
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* Chooses to MarryForLove, in a society where {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm, or (conversely) has an ArrangedMarriage in a society where it's the norm to date and marry someone of one's own choosing.
23rd Oct '17 5:29:30 PM Gamermaster
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* Inverted and and then subverted in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai''. Kaguya and Shirogane are both brilliant individuals who can expertly debate highly complicated and intricate subjects like philosophy without blinking an eye and are adored by the school the go to as model students by both the faculty and the staff. Despite this, both of them are repeatedly mocked by the narration for their simplistic views of romantic relationships and their inability to confess to one another, which turns them from intelligent [[TheChessmaster chessmasters]] into bumbling idiots.

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* Inverted and and then subverted in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai''. Kaguya and Shirogane are both brilliant individuals who can expertly debate highly complicated and intricate subjects like philosophy without blinking an eye and are adored by the school the they go to as model students by both the faculty and the staff. Despite this, both of them are repeatedly mocked by the narration for their simplistic views of romantic relationships and their inability to confess to one another, which turns them from intelligent [[TheChessmaster chessmasters]] into bumbling idiots.
22nd Oct '17 4:01:48 PM Amahn
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* ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' starts out as one. Friendless, talentless, actually hated and shunned by the whole village for something he doesn't even know about. He lives alone and barely graduates last in his class. Things gradually change as he learns about his past, learns how to control the power sealed inside him, and proves himself to the point of becoming the Hokage.



** Barney, Carl, Larry, Principal Skinner, and Groundskeeper Willie all count as secondary loser characters (though some more than others) [[StrawLoser that actually make Homer look good]] - ''especially'' Barney. Ironically, it was Homer who unintentionally caused Barney to become this.

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** Barney, Carl, Larry, Lenny, Principal Skinner, and Groundskeeper Willie all count as secondary loser characters (though some more than others) [[StrawLoser that actually make Homer look good]] - ''especially'' Barney. Ironically, it was Homer who unintentionally caused Barney to become this.
19th Oct '17 6:17:36 PM AgentS7
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* Mae Borowski, main character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'', is a bisexual college dropout whose untreated neuroses catapult her out of college and back to her [[DyingTown hometown.]] The very next day, she manages to throw up on her ex-boyfriend at a party. While it's initially played for laughs, it becomes increasingly clear that she genuinely needs help...and being the main character of a GhostStory [[spoiler:(or rather, a CosmicHorrorStory )]] [[SanitySlippage only makes things worse for her.]]
21st Sep '17 12:35:01 AM Wheatenlyric950
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%%* The eponymous Matt Carnegie in ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty''.

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%%* The *The eponymous Matt Carnegie in ''WebAnimation/MattNDusty''.
14th Sep '17 4:05:40 AM Pichu-kun
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* Punpun from ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'', especially in high school and just after graduating. He thinks of himself as so pathetic he once [[spoiler:decided to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]] if he didn't improve within a year.]] Compared to other examples he's a lot more malicious.

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* Punpun from ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'', ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'', especially in high school and just after graduating. He thinks of himself as so pathetic that he once [[spoiler:decided to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]] if he didn't improve within a year.]] Compared to other examples he's also a lot more malicious.
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