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3rd Jan '17 11:07:07 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''Series/{{TheLibrarians|2014}} and the Curse of Cindy'', the titular Cindy was a sweet girl who was cruelly turned into the resident ButtMonkey on a reality TV show, and was completely unaware that her castmates were using her until after they voted her off the show. Naturally, she didn't take it well, and then a seemingly sympathetic member of the production crew offered her the chance to be adored forever, and all she had to do was help create a missle...

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* In ''Series/{{TheLibrarians|2014}} ''Series/{{The Librarians|2014}} and the Curse of Cindy'', the titular Cindy was a sweet girl who was cruelly turned into the resident ButtMonkey on a reality TV show, and was completely unaware that her castmates were using her until after they voted her off the show. Naturally, she didn't take it well, and then a seemingly sympathetic member of the production crew offered her the chance to be adored forever, and all she had to do was help create a missle...
3rd Jan '17 11:06:19 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''Series/{{TheLibrarians|2014}} and the Curse of Cindy'', the titular Cindy was a sweet girl who was cruelly turned into the resident ButtMonkey on a reality TV show, and was completely unaware that her castmates were using her until after they voted her off the show. Naturally, she didn't take it well, and then a seemingly sympathetic member of the production crew offered her the chance to be adored forever, and all she had to do was help create a missle...
22nd Nov '16 4:40:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]] is practically the poster boy of this trope, In the first film he is a cynical Vietnam Vet. By the [[Film/RamboIV fourth movie]] he has abandoned civilization and humanity almost entirely.

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* [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'': John Rambo]] Rambo is practically the poster boy of this trope, In [[Film/FirstBlood the first film film]] he is a cynical Vietnam Vet. By the [[Film/RamboIV fourth movie]] he has abandoned civilization and humanity almost entirely.



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* [[Series/{{House}} Dr. Gregory House]], though he suggests he was always like this. "Since age 4."

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* [[Series/{{House}} ''Series/{{House}}'': Dr. Gregory House]], House, though he suggests he was always like this. "Since age 4."
22nd Nov '16 4:38:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ash in ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series is a sensitive, fairly average man in the [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 first movie]]. Then over the course of a weekend which consists of all of his friends and loved ones [[EvilHand (even his own hand!)]] possessed by ancient demons and MindRape, he's turned into a callous BadAss fountain of one-liners. Though during the adjustment period between the two he's reduced to a gibbering lunatic...

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* Ash in ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series is a sensitive, fairly average man in the [[Film/TheEvilDead1981 first movie]]. Then over the course of a weekend which consists of all of his friends and loved ones [[EvilHand (even his own hand!)]] possessed by ancient demons and MindRape, he's turned into a callous BadAss badass fountain of one-liners. Though during the adjustment period between the two he's reduced to a gibbering lunatic...
2nd Oct '16 12:39:25 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', EdgarAllanPoe is shown as a {{Manchild}}, StepfordSmiler and TastesLikeDiabetes Incarnate whose writings were all about {{Sugar Bowl}}s and other cute, fluffy things. However at the end, the main characters openly criticize a pink cake he baked for them, which eventually drove him into becoming... Well, Edgar Allan Poe.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'', EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe is shown as a {{Manchild}}, StepfordSmiler and TastesLikeDiabetes Incarnate whose writings were all about {{Sugar Bowl}}s and other cute, fluffy things. However at the end, the main characters openly criticize a pink cake he baked for them, which eventually drove him into becoming... Well, Edgar Allan Poe.
1st Oct '16 3:33:02 PM Killerweinerdog
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* Jack from ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect2]'' certainly qualifies; when she was just an infant, she was kidnapped from her parents by Cerberus due to her biotic potential. She subsequently spent her entire childhood being tortured and experimented upon in an attempt to make her some sort of Biotic super-weapon until she and the other captives finally rebelled. But even then she didn't catch a break, and basically spent the next few years being used and sold from one person to the next, from pirates to gangs and so on, and causing all sorts of havoc along the way until she was finally captured and locked in cryo on a prison ship. By the time Shepard actually meets her, she is so jaded that the mere concept of someone genuinely wanting to help her for reasons other than their own personal gain is practically foreign to her.

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* Jack from ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect2]'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' certainly qualifies; when she was just an infant, she was kidnapped from her parents by Cerberus due to her biotic potential. She subsequently spent her entire childhood being tortured and experimented upon in an attempt to make her some sort of Biotic super-weapon until she and the other captives finally rebelled. But even then she didn't catch a break, and basically spent the next few years being used and sold from one person to the next, from pirates to gangs and so on, and causing all sorts of havoc along the way until she was finally captured and locked in cryo on a prison ship. By the time Shepard actually meets her, she is so jaded that the mere concept of someone genuinely wanting to help her for reasons other than their own personal gain is practically foreign to her.
1st Oct '16 3:32:31 PM Killerweinerdog
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* Jack from ''[[VideoGame/MassEffect2]'' certainly qualifies; when she was just an infant, she was kidnapped from her parents by Cerberus due to her biotic potential. She subsequently spent her entire childhood being tortured and experimented upon in an attempt to make her some sort of Biotic super-weapon until she and the other captives finally rebelled. But even then she didn't catch a break, and basically spent the next few years being used and sold from one person to the next, from pirates to gangs and so on, and causing all sorts of havoc along the way until she was finally captured and locked in cryo on a prison ship. By the time Shepard actually meets her, she is so jaded that the mere concept of someone genuinely wanting to help her for reasons other than their own personal gain is practically foreign to her.
18th Jul '16 11:20:32 AM SimiOfDoom
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* Seerdomin from ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is a gruff loner, not even trying to hide his legacy as a former follower of a cannibalistic holy war and still wearing his old uniform, so that everyone who sees him will immediately understand what he has done.
14th Jul '16 12:50:24 AM WillBGood
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* A {{deconstruction}} of this happens in the 2000's version of ''ComicBook/SupremePower'' with Mark, albeit he goes more to the Ubermensch side of the scale.

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* A {{deconstruction}} of this happens in the 2000's version of ''ComicBook/SupremePower'' with Mark, albeit he goes more to the Ubermensch {{Ubermensch}} side of the scale.
30th May '16 12:32:29 PM lampshadeortriangle
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* Maika from {{ComicBook/Monstress}} can be pretty accurately described as a misanthrope, and with good reason. She ''was'' a child slave, and she's not exactly moral now.
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