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18th Oct '16 8:39:28 PM Eddy1215
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* This applies to 3 of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Boa Hancock's [[spoiler:experience as being a slave and abused by male Celestial Dragons gave her a permanent distrust and disgust for men, saved later for Luffy. It also cause her to put on the act of a cruel and merciless tyrant in order to hide all her fears and weaknesses to others]]. Crocodile's [[spoiler:dream got crushed in the New World, thus made him give up his dream and turn him into a bastard obsessed with military power instead]]. Gekko Moriah got it tenfold the nightmare. [[spoiler:he technically watched his entire crews, companions and friends slaughtered by Kaidou without being able to do anything. Such event crushed him so severely it turns him into the fucked-up bastard we know today]]

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* This applies to 3 [[spoiler:4]] of the original Seven Warlords of the Sea in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Boa Hancock's [[spoiler:experience as being a slave and abused by male Celestial Dragons gave her a permanent distrust and disgust for men, saved later for Luffy. It also cause her to put on the act of a cruel and merciless tyrant in order to hide all her fears and weaknesses to others]]. Crocodile's [[spoiler:dream got crushed in the New World, thus made him give up his dream and turn him into a bastard obsessed with military power instead]]. Gekko Moriah got it tenfold the nightmare. [[spoiler:he [[spoiler:He technically watched his entire crews, crew, companions and friends get slaughtered by Kaidou without being able to do anything. Such event crushed him so severely it turns him into the fucked-up bastard we know today]]today. Donquixote Doflamingo had possibly one of the worst. After his family gave up the life of Celestial Dragons, they found themselves hunted down and ostracized by Noble-hating citizens of their new home, resulting in his mother's death, he and his brother being forced to eat trash, and they and their father being crucified to their burning house. He may be one of the biggest monsters in the [=OP=] world, but it's impossible not to feel sympathy for him.]]



4th Jul '16 11:41:15 AM nombretomado
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* Makuta Krika of Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, who only went along with Teridax's plans seeing as it would just be a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. He longs for the old days when the Brotherhood of Makuta stood for something and helped the people rather then trying to enslave them and usurp the Great Spirit Mata Nui.

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* Makuta Krika of Franchise/{{Bionicle}}, Toys/{{Bionicle}}, who only went along with Teridax's plans seeing as it would just be a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. He longs for the old days when the Brotherhood of Makuta stood for something and helped the people rather then trying to enslave them and usurp the Great Spirit Mata Nui.
27th May '16 8:35:09 AM erforce
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--> -- '''Dictator Pickles''', ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse''

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--> -- -->-- '''Dictator Pickles''', ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse''



* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' opens with Dracula's.

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* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' opens with Dracula's.Dracula's wife committing suicide, causing him to reject God and turn into a vampire as a result.



* In ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', when the Phantom's backstory is revealed it makes the viewer sympathize with him [[spoiler: Also when he allows Christine to go after showing that she is willing to stay in what would basically be hell for her to let Raoul live makes the view feel even worse for him.]]

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* In ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004'', when the Phantom's backstory is revealed it makes the viewer sympathize with him [[spoiler: Also when he allows Christine to go after showing that she is willing to stay in what would basically be hell for her to let Raoul live makes the view feel even worse for him.]]
13th May '16 2:25:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In a classic ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' story, the Surfer goes to a planet after receiving a call for help. He finds a group of natives being attacked by a monstrous dragon. After a brief battle, the Surfer is surprised when the dragon proves capable of speech. The dragon explains that his race was actually a peaceful one, and after escaping their doomed planet, they arrived here in search of fuel. The natives, [[FantasticRacism for no reason other than the dragons' monstrous appearances]], gave them a chemical that [[KillItWithFire destroyed them all]] - save [[LastOfHisKind him,]] who was on a scouting mission. The last dragon then stayed on the planet and vowed to punish the natives, being the monster they feared he was in the first place. The Surfer, indecisive over who to side with, decides to end the conflict by removing the dragon's powers - which is ultimately fatal to the dragon. The natives cheer the Surfer and thank him for defeating the "evil monster". The Surfer gives them all an [[WhatTheHellTownspeople epic chewing-out]] and vows to never again to come to their aid, even if it means they all die.

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* In a classic ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer'' story, the Surfer goes to a planet after receiving a call for help. He finds a group of natives being attacked by a monstrous dragon. After a brief battle, the Surfer is surprised when the dragon proves capable of speech. The dragon explains that his race was actually a peaceful one, and after escaping their doomed planet, they arrived here in search of fuel. The natives, [[FantasticRacism for no reason other than the dragons' monstrous appearances]], gave them a chemical that [[KillItWithFire destroyed them all]] - save [[LastOfHisKind him,]] who was on a scouting mission. The last dragon then stayed on the planet and vowed to punish the natives, being the monster they feared he was in the first place. The Surfer, indecisive over who to side with, decides to end the conflict by removing the dragon's powers - which is ultimately fatal to the dragon. The natives cheer the Surfer and thank him for defeating the "evil monster". The Surfer gives them all an [[WhatTheHellTownspeople [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech epic chewing-out]] and vows to never again to come to their aid, even if it means they all die.



* {{Franchise/Transformers}}: Shockwave is, and remains one of the most powerful and dangerous of all Decepticons. He embodies the unfeeling machine, uncaring of everything but logic. [[spoiler: He wasn't always this way. ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye showed that before the war he was one of the few good Politicians, opposing the cruel and unethical treatment and persecution of the commoners, and he risks his life and reputation to save Optimus, then Orion. He's lobotomized and has his appearance changed, becoming the villain everyone sees today.]]

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* {{Franchise/Transformers}}: Franchise/{{Transformers}}: Shockwave is, and remains one of the most powerful and dangerous of all Decepticons. He embodies the unfeeling machine, uncaring of everything but logic. [[spoiler: He wasn't always this way. ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye showed that before the war he was one of the few good Politicians, opposing the cruel and unethical treatment and persecution of the commoners, and he risks his life and reputation to save Optimus, then Orion. He's lobotomized and has his appearance changed, becoming the villain everyone sees today.]]
8th Mar '16 3:07:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FullEclipse'': Garou relates how his family was hunted down and that he hated being a werewolf at first.
7th Dec '15 4:02:20 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': [[spoiler:Cato]] gets one in before his death.
13th Oct '15 1:16:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Unusual for Creator/HPLovecraft, in AtTheMountainsOfMadness the protagonist only sees the aftermath of a horrific massacre at the hands of an ancient alien race. At the end, he finds several of the individuals responsible for that massacre dead, and finds himself comparing their actions to how humans would react in the same situation. They're still somewhat creepy, given they still look on humanity with cosmic indifference, but given an understanding of their motives makes it hard not to feel some sympathy for them. The same can't be said for the Shoggoths, though.

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* Unusual for Creator/HPLovecraft, in AtTheMountainsOfMadness ''Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness'' the protagonist only sees the aftermath of a horrific massacre at the hands of an ancient alien race. At the end, he finds several of the individuals responsible for that massacre dead, and finds himself comparing their actions to how humans would react in the same situation. They're still somewhat creepy, given they still look on humanity with cosmic indifference, but given an understanding of their motives makes it hard not to feel some sympathy for them. The same can't be said for the Shoggoths, though.
10th Oct '15 4:37:28 PM nombretomado
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* NormanOsborn, after the failed Siege of Asgard that ended ComicBook/DarkReign, gets a MotiveRant (spoken to his alter-ego, the Green Goblin) about how he ''knows'' the Hulk, the X-Men, or some other superhuman is inches away from completely wrecking the world (it would be more sympathetic if he weren't one of those same superhumans endangering the planet).

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* NormanOsborn, ComicBook/NormanOsborn, after the failed Siege of Asgard that ended ComicBook/DarkReign, gets a MotiveRant (spoken to his alter-ego, the Green Goblin) about how he ''knows'' the Hulk, the X-Men, or some other superhuman is inches away from completely wrecking the world (it would be more sympathetic if he weren't one of those same superhumans endangering the planet).
4th Oct '15 4:40:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BeingHuman'' has Cutler, who is revealed to have [[spoiler: been tricked into drinking his murdered wife's blood by Hal.]]

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* ''Series/BeingHuman'' ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' has Cutler, who is revealed to have [[spoiler: been tricked into drinking his murdered wife's blood by Hal.]]
25th Sep '15 11:37:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'''s final arc was Monster Sob Story. This was one the arc where EveryoneLives, yet ended with the sense that one tragedy couldn't be avoided.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'''s ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'''s final arc was Monster Sob Story. This was one the arc where EveryoneLives, yet ended with the sense that one tragedy couldn't be avoided.
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