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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.
25th Sep '15 4:55:59 AM ShadowofLuna
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* The aliens from ''{{Tokyo Mew Mew}}''. Living in a world so inhospitable and full of natural disasters that they had to stay underground, with almost no food, all while they had once lived in Earth. After learning this, even the heroines can't help but feel sorry for them and see their side of matters. Zakuro points out how they can't blame the aliens for hating humanity, considering how little value humans seem to give the planet that was once theirs and how the aliens, like them, are fighting for the ones they love.


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19th Sep '15 1:41:55 PM nombretomado
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* Two-Edge the half-troll from ElfQuest spends half the time fomenting wars or designing death-traps and torture devices, and the other half soliciting (and sometimes getting) sympathy from the elves because of his mistreatment by Winnowill [[spoiler:(his mother)]].

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* Two-Edge the half-troll from ElfQuest ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' spends half the time fomenting wars or designing death-traps and torture devices, and the other half soliciting (and sometimes getting) sympathy from the elves because of his mistreatment by Winnowill [[spoiler:(his mother)]].
17th Aug '15 2:31:28 AM Fireblood
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* Two-Edge the half-troll from ElfQuest spends half the time fomenting wars or designing death-traps and torture devices, and the other half soliciting (and sometimes getting) sympathy from the elves because of his mistreatment by Winnowill [[spoiler:his mother]].

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* Two-Edge the half-troll from ElfQuest spends half the time fomenting wars or designing death-traps and torture devices, and the other half soliciting (and sometimes getting) sympathy from the elves because of his mistreatment by Winnowill [[spoiler:his mother]].[[spoiler:(his mother)]].



* 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).
* {{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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* 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 world (it would be more sympathetic if he weren't one of those same superhumans endangering the planet).
* {{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 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.]]



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

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



* OlderThanRadio: The "creature" from the original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' was an intelligent, gentle, fairly human person who happened to look like a hideous monster, so he was abandoned by his creator and rejected by society.

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* OlderThanRadio: The "creature" from the original ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' was an intelligent, gentle, fairly human person who happened to look like a hideous monster, so he was abandoned by his creator and rejected by society.society, making him lash out to become truly evil.



* 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. Same can't be said for the Shoggoths, though.

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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. Same The same can't be said for the Shoggoths, though.



* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': the season two BigBad is like this - we all pay attention to the FreudianExcuse, and think about just how messed up someone like that would be, and if this villain ever really had a chance.
* Sylar, as of Volume 5 of Series/{{Heroes}}. He hates what he is, he realises that no one will ever love him and he'll spend all of eternity alone and miserable and after spending all that time gaining new abilities he now wants to be rid of them because he knows that he'll never stop killing while he has them. He's still pure evil, but it's hard not to feel a pang of sympathy for him...like some takes on the vampire myth he's a wretched monster, controlled by his bloodlust and unable to change unless FORCED to.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'': the The season two BigBad is like this - we all pay attention to the FreudianExcuse, and think about just how messed up someone like that would be, and if this villain ever really had a chance.
* Sylar, as of Volume 5 of Series/{{Heroes}}. He hates what he is, he realises realizes that no one will ever love him and he'll spend all of eternity alone and miserable and after spending all that time gaining new abilities he now wants to be rid of them because he knows that he'll never stop killing while he has them. He's still pure evil, but it's hard not to feel a pang of sympathy for him...like Like some takes on the vampire myth he's a wretched monster, controlled by his bloodlust and unable to change unless FORCED to.



** Demonstrated again when Sam and Dean head back in time in order to secure the remains of a phoenix to kill [[EvilMatriarch The Mother of all Monsters]]. Said creature goes on a killing spree against three local law administrators once they arrive, only for Dean to find out it was a painful [[RapeAndRevenge love and loss]] revelation against a duplicitous sheriffs deputy with his [[DirtyCop cowardly superior]] and the decadent judge taking his word over the persecuted and ended up burning for it.

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** Demonstrated again when Sam and Dean head back in time in order to secure the remains of a phoenix to kill [[EvilMatriarch The Mother of all Monsters]]. Said creature goes on a killing spree against three local law administrators police officers once they arrive, only for Dean to find out it was a painful [[RapeAndRevenge love and loss]] revelation against a duplicitous sheriffs sheriff's deputy with his [[DirtyCop cowardly superior]] and the decadent judge taking his word over the persecuted and ended up burning for it.
6th Aug '15 6:52:05 AM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Yamamoto]] the Conwelian (and their race in the whole, really) in ''LevelE''. Having to eat your own females to fertilize their eggs is one thing, having the instinctive urge to do so triggered by ''[[CartwrightCurse romantic attachment]]'' -- is another story completely. But continuing to do so after resettling [[spoiler:on Earth]] as a refugee from the war that destroyed your own planet (and was fought over the cure to that urge, that some hard-liners viewed as abomination) with the ''local'' females -- well, that's the prime TheWoobie material.

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* [[spoiler:Yamamoto]] the Conwelian (and their race in the whole, really) in ''LevelE''.''Manga/LevelE''. Having to eat your own females to fertilize their eggs is one thing, having the instinctive urge to do so triggered by ''[[CartwrightCurse romantic attachment]]'' -- is another story completely. But continuing to do so after resettling [[spoiler:on Earth]] as a refugee from the war that destroyed your own planet (and was fought over the cure to that urge, that some hard-liners viewed as abomination) with the ''local'' females -- well, that's the prime TheWoobie material.
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