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12th Oct '17 4:15:52 PM Premonition45
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** In ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', Chekov's hand gets electrocuted by an [[ExplosiveInstrumentation exploding console]].

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** In ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', Chekov's hand gets electrocuted by an [[ExplosiveInstrumentation exploding console]]. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen An early draft had him]] ''[[WhatCouldHaveBeen dying]]'' [[WhatCouldHaveBeen from this]]. Thankfully, they dropped that.
2nd Oct '17 7:52:37 PM Premonition45
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** Walter Koenig called ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' "Star Trek II: Chekov Screams Again", as Chekov gets a PuppeterParasite [[OrificeInvasion inserted into his ear]] by Khan.

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** Walter Koenig called ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' "Star Trek II: Chekov Screams Again", as Chekov gets a PuppeterParasite PuppeteerParasite [[OrificeInvasion inserted into his ear]] by Khan.
2nd Oct '17 7:52:03 PM Premonition45
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* Similarly, Chekov of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' gets injured. A lot.
** Walter Koenig called ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]'' "Star Trek II: Chekov Screams Again."

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* Similarly, Chekov of ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' gets injured. A lot.
** In ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', Chekov's hand gets electrocuted by an [[ExplosiveInstrumentation exploding console]].
** Walter Koenig called ''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]'' ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' "Star Trek II: Chekov Screams Again."Again", as Chekov gets a PuppeterParasite [[OrificeInvasion inserted into his ear]] by Khan.
** In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Chekov gets arrested by law enforcement in 1986, and suffers a near-fatal concussion while attempting to escape.



** Worf, [[TropeNamers namer]] of TheWorfEffect, was raised by Russian Slavs.

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** * ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Worf, [[TropeNamers namer]] TropeNamer of TheWorfEffect, was raised by Russian Slavs.
1st Oct '17 8:55:08 AM nombretomado
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%%* ''The39Clues'': Irina Spasky.

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%%* ''The39Clues'': ''Literature/The39Clues'': Irina Spasky.
2nd Sep '17 2:32:26 PM JustTroper
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The reasons for this trope may originate from what most Westerners assume actual Russians have been through, having lived under an EvilEmpire[[note]]which is in practice at least two {{Evil Empire}}s, since Tsarist Russia did not resemble a Heaven on Earth even remotely, and the U.S.S.R. is no workers paradise itself; [[RunningGag even a third]] {{Evil Empire}} when counting the 1237-1480 Mongol Conquest[[/note]]; [[SarcasmMode thus, any fictional suffering they might endure can't compare to what they've gotten in real life]]. In short, they're AcceptableTargets through being "overqualified".

Surprisingly, this also used to be justified from Russians' point of view. The fact is, traditional Russian culture has a generous amount of self-pity, even ''taking pride'' [[MiseryBuildsCharacter in enduring hardships]], to the point of (most subconsciously, it's that deep) ''creating ones for oneself'' if there are none around. However, the trend seems to be drastically changing since 1990s (i. e. the collapse of the Soviet state), and especially with the emergence of globalization and the digital age: nowadays the younger generations of Russians have little interest in enduring hardships, preferring to enjoy the luxuries of the global world. Therefore the trope seems to be on its way to becoming a [[DiscreditedTrope discredited one]].

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The reasons for this trope may originate from what most Westerners assume actual Russians have been through, having lived under an EvilEmpire[[note]]which is in EvilEmpire[[note]]in practice at least it can be even two {{Evil Empire}}s, since Empire}}s: both the Tsarist Russia did not resemble a Heaven on Earth even remotely, and the U.S.S.R. is no workers paradise itself; USSR are subject to BrokenBase among both Russian and Western scholars, but while the former was just a monarchy similar to those in the West that simply failed to reform into a democracy on time, the latter was a leftist dictatorship that exploited the monarchy's weakness to seize power; [[RunningGag even a third]] {{Evil Empire}} when counting the 1237-1480 Mongol Conquest[[/note]]; [[SarcasmMode thus, any fictional suffering they might endure can't compare to what they've gotten in real life]]. In short, they're AcceptableTargets through being "overqualified".

Surprisingly, this also used to be justified from Russians' point of view. The fact is, traditional Another reason for the trope's popularity in the West is some Russian culture has a generous amount of self-pity, even ''taking pride'' [[MiseryBuildsCharacter in enduring hardships]], to classical works, particularly Creator/FyodorDostoevsky, who remains the point best-known Russian author among Westerners, and who was really fond of (most subconsciously, it's that deep) ''creating ones for oneself'' if there are none around. religious traditionalism and the Orthodoxy-inspired idea of "[[MiseryBuildsCharacter redemption through suffering and penance]]". However, the trend seems to be drastically changing since the 1990s (i. e. the collapse of the Soviet state), and especially with the emergence of globalization and the digital age: nowadays age the younger generations of trend seems to be drastically changing: nowadays' Russians have little interest in enduring hardships, preferring to enjoy the luxuries of the global world. Therefore the trope seems to be is on its way to becoming a [[DiscreditedTrope discredited one]].
18th Aug '17 11:41:38 PM Gatordragon24
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}''' champion teasers, Viktor the Russian soldier tends to be killed or seriously injured when he shows up, more than any other champion. He dies so often that fans are surprised when he ''doesn't'' die in a teaser.
13th Aug '17 1:51:41 PM JustTroper
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Surprisingly, this is also justified from Russians' point of view. The fact is, traditional Russian culture has a generous amount of self-pity, even ''taking pride'' [[MiseryBuildsCharacter in enduring hardships]], to the point of (most subconsciously, it's that deep) ''creating ones for oneself'' if there are none around.

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Surprisingly, this is also used to be justified from Russians' point of view. The fact is, traditional Russian culture has a generous amount of self-pity, even ''taking pride'' [[MiseryBuildsCharacter in enduring hardships]], to the point of (most subconsciously, it's that deep) ''creating ones for oneself'' if there are none around.
around. However, the trend seems to be drastically changing since 1990s (i. e. the collapse of the Soviet state), and especially with the emergence of globalization and the digital age: nowadays the younger generations of Russians have little interest in enduring hardships, preferring to enjoy the luxuries of the global world. Therefore the trope seems to be on its way to becoming a [[DiscreditedTrope discredited one]].



*** In fact, the examples of Russian immigrants contradict this; most of them blend perfectly into Western society and often reach great heights there. The problem seems to be with the state, not with the nation.



* In Mandarin Chinese, Russia is ("Éguó"). The Chinese word for "Hungry" is ("È"). Thus, in spoken Chinese, Russia is literally called "Hungry Kingdom/Country". A curious designation with at least some accuracy. And it's actually "Éluósi".
** Not really. The words sound alike, but the characters are different.
13th Aug '17 9:48:29 AM JustTroper
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** Many historians have argued that Russian culture and mentality were irreparably damaged (in a HeWhoFightsMonsters sort of way) during the oppressive rule of Mongol conquerors in TheHighMiddleAges, when Russians lived in a constantly violent and wary symbiosis with them. The post-Genghis Khan "Golden Horde" empire turned Russians from conquered territories into bullied subjects, while the few Russian principalities that managed to hold on to independence became locked in a never-ending CycleOfRevenge with the empire. After the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kulikovo Battle of Kulikovo Field]] in the late 14. century, the Russians finally managed to liberate their territories and kicked out the remaining Mongol overlords. This eventually paved the road to the [[FromBadToWorse bloody unification of the principalities]] into a single tsardom and the [[StartOfDarkness highly expansionist nature]] of the future [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian empire]].

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** Many historians have argued that Russian culture and mentality were irreparably damaged (in a HeWhoFightsMonsters sort of way) during the oppressive rule of Mongol conquerors in TheHighMiddleAges, when Russians lived in a constantly violent and wary symbiosis with them. The post-Genghis Khan "Golden Horde" empire turned Russians from conquered territories into bullied subjects, while the few Russian principalities that managed to hold on to independence became locked in a never-ending CycleOfRevenge with the empire. After the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kulikovo Battle of Kulikovo Field]] in the late 14. century, the Russians finally managed to liberate their territories and kicked out the remaining Mongol overlords. This eventually paved the road to the [[FromBadToWorse bloody unification of the principalities]] into a single tsardom and the [[StartOfDarkness highly expansionist nature]] of the future [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian empire]].



** When the FromBadToWorse page has an entry under RealLife that says the history of Russia can be summed up as "Somehow, things got worse", you know luck isn't on their side.
16th May '17 9:43:07 AM nombretomado
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** For Russians themselves, there's the [[DirtyCommunists communist]] years, the TsaristRussia years, the [[FromBadToWorse Mongol years]], and so on, and so on, and so on -- although each is the subject of BrokenBase in the country.
** Many historians have argued that Russian culture and mentality were irreparably damaged (in a HeWhoFightsMonsters sort of way) during the oppressive rule of Mongol conquerors in TheHighMiddleAges, when Russians lived in a constantly violent and wary symbiosis with them. The post-Genghis Khan "Golden Horde" empire turned Russians from conquered territories into bullied subjects, while the few Russian principalities that managed to hold on to independence became locked in a never-ending CycleOfRevenge with the empire. After the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kulikovo Battle of Kulikovo Field]] in the late 14. century, the Russians finally managed to liberate their territories and kicked out the remaining Mongol overlords. This eventually paved the road to the [[FromBadToWorse bloody unification of the principalities]] into a single tsardom and the [[StartOfDarkness highly expansionist nature]] of the future [[TsaristRussia Russian empire]].

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** For Russians themselves, there's the [[DirtyCommunists communist]] years, the TsaristRussia UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia years, the [[FromBadToWorse Mongol years]], and so on, and so on, and so on -- although each is the subject of BrokenBase in the country.
** Many historians have argued that Russian culture and mentality were irreparably damaged (in a HeWhoFightsMonsters sort of way) during the oppressive rule of Mongol conquerors in TheHighMiddleAges, when Russians lived in a constantly violent and wary symbiosis with them. The post-Genghis Khan "Golden Horde" empire turned Russians from conquered territories into bullied subjects, while the few Russian principalities that managed to hold on to independence became locked in a never-ending CycleOfRevenge with the empire. After the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kulikovo Battle of Kulikovo Field]] in the late 14. century, the Russians finally managed to liberate their territories and kicked out the remaining Mongol overlords. This eventually paved the road to the [[FromBadToWorse bloody unification of the principalities]] into a single tsardom and the [[StartOfDarkness highly expansionist nature]] of the future [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian empire]].
14th May '17 10:43:31 AM nombretomado
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* Franchise/{{Starcraft}}: Alexei Stukov is the only explicitly Russian character among the Terrans, and yep, he has the worst luck. [[StopPokingMe As he puts it]]:

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* Franchise/{{Starcraft}}: ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': Alexei Stukov is the only explicitly Russian character among the Terrans, and yep, he has the worst luck. [[StopPokingMe As he puts it]]:
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