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15th Jul '17 10:17:25 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures' Fitz Kreiner. Hardly ever stops cracking jokes, to the point people get mildly annoyed on principle. He was born in London four years prior to the beginning of WorldWarII and is [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]], for which he was [[KidsAreCruel severely bullied]]. By the time he turned eighteen, [[ParentalAbandonment his father was dead and his mum was insane]]. In the first novel he appears in, he's told a joke he makes about his own {{angst}}y {{backstory}} is DudeNotFunny He also tends to make jokes when he's [[CowardlyLion nervous]] about things like aliens that want to eat his face. The more nervous he gets, the worse the jokes.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures' Fitz Kreiner. Hardly ever stops cracking jokes, to the point people get mildly annoyed on principle. He was born in London four years prior to the beginning of WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and is [[ButNotTooForeign half-German]], for which he was [[KidsAreCruel severely bullied]]. By the time he turned eighteen, [[ParentalAbandonment his father was dead and his mum was insane]]. In the first novel he appears in, he's told a joke he makes about his own {{angst}}y {{backstory}} is DudeNotFunny He also tends to make jokes when he's [[CowardlyLion nervous]] about things like aliens that want to eat his face. The more nervous he gets, the worse the jokes.
12th Jul '17 8:05:58 AM deven0711
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* It's startlingly common for comedians to suffer from major depression. Creator/LennyBruce, Creator/JimCarrey, Owen Wilson, Creator/HughLaurie, Creator/StephenFry, most of the [[Creator/MontyPython Pythons]] (Creator/JohnCleese even wrote a book about it), [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], [[Series/TheGoodies Bill Oddie]]...

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* It's startlingly common for comedians to suffer from major depression. Creator/LennyBruce, Creator/JimCarrey, Owen Wilson, Creator/HughLaurie, Creator/StephenFry, most of the [[Creator/MontyPython Pythons]] (Creator/JohnCleese even wrote a book about it), [[Creator/TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]], [[Series/TheGoodies Bill Oddie]]...


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* Creator/JimCarrey has depression stemming from his traumatic, poverty-laden childhood. His father lost his job at age 51 and so him and his siblings were forced to drop out of school and work as janitors and security guards. He used to take Prozac before deciding to cease taking all medications and stimulants, including coffee.
11th Jul '17 5:09:33 AM deven0711
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** A more mild example is in the episode "In Harmony's Way", Peter and Quagmire make a song about Peter's credit card debt, which is $30,000 deep. Peter discusses after writing the song that his debt has caused him a lot of grief and it keeps him up at night.
8th Jul '17 6:46:21 PM deven0711
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** Peter Griffin may definitely fit the bill. He's had a father and a stepdad, neither one whom he'd formed a healthy, long-term relationship with. His Irish dad dumped his mother while he was in conception, and his stepdad was a religious fanatic who despised him until the day of his passing.
7th Jul '17 4:00:11 PM deven0711
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%% * [[Series/{{Jackass}} Steve-O]].

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%% * [[Series/{{Jackass}} Steve-O]].Steve-O]] is one who suffers from depression, mood swings, and drug addiction. He dropped out of University due to poor grades and disobedience, was rejected from Ringling Bros. Circus after graduating clown college, and his mother passed away in 2003 after an aneurysm. His crazy stunts help him to escape.
7th Jul '17 3:46:26 PM deven0711
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** Homer is a pretty good example of this trope. Though he's usually fairly exuberant, he's attempted suicide at least three times in the series, and is often shown to be insecure about the way he looks and has a ''lot'' of stress related to his job.

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** Homer is a pretty good example of this trope. Though he's usually fairly exuberant, he's attempted suicide at least three times in the series, and is during the early seasons, was often shown to be insecure about the way he looks and has a ''lot'' of looks, not to mention the stress related to his job. In the modern episodes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW2ddqZdkPI Homer's childhood was explored]], as his parents were constantly fighting and his father would take a lot of his frustration out on him, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWNIpOUELLM bringing about Homer's constant eating habits]].
16th Jun '17 3:43:56 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': To some extent, George Luz.

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* ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': To some extent, George Luz.Luz has shades of this after the company goes through the hell that is the Battle of the Bulge (during which Luz had to witness [[spoiler:Muck and Penkala]] get blown to bits by a shell that landed in their foxhole). His jokes and wise cracks become more bitter and weary than before.
12th Jun '17 7:35:56 AM Allronix
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* Beast Boy/Changeling from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', in both the comic and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans animated series]]. An EmergencyTransformation turned him into a green shapeshifter. He watched his biological parents die in a boating accident. An EvilUncle got custody and abused him. He ran away and found the Comicbook/DoomPatrol, who were more than happy to show the EvilUncle why he ought to pick on someone his own size. [[TeamMom Rita Farr]] [[HappilyAdpoted adopted him]], but she was (apparently) killed with the rest of the original Patrol, which made Mento (Gar's adopted father) even ''more'' mentally unstable. And his first serious girlfriend turns out to be [[PsychoExGirlfriend Terra]]. He fully admits that his options are "laugh or cry" and he's choosing the former.

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* Beast Boy/Changeling from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', in both the comic and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans animated series]]. An EmergencyTransformation turned him into a green shapeshifter. He watched his biological parents die in a boating accident. An EvilUncle got custody and abused him. He ran away and found the Comicbook/DoomPatrol, who were more than happy to show the EvilUncle why he ought to pick on someone his own size. [[TeamMom Rita Farr]] [[HappilyAdpoted [[HappilyAdopted adopted him]], but she was (apparently) killed with the rest of the original Patrol, which made Mento (Gar's adopted father) even ''more'' mentally unstable. And his first serious girlfriend turns out to be [[PsychoExGirlfriend Terra]]. He fully admits that his options are "laugh or cry" and he's choosing the former.
12th Jun '17 7:35:11 AM Allronix
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* Beast Boy/Changeling from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', in both the comic and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans animated series]].

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* Beast Boy/Changeling from ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'', in both the comic and the [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans animated series]]. An EmergencyTransformation turned him into a green shapeshifter. He watched his biological parents die in a boating accident. An EvilUncle got custody and abused him. He ran away and found the Comicbook/DoomPatrol, who were more than happy to show the EvilUncle why he ought to pick on someone his own size. [[TeamMom Rita Farr]] [[HappilyAdpoted adopted him]], but she was (apparently) killed with the rest of the original Patrol, which made Mento (Gar's adopted father) even ''more'' mentally unstable. And his first serious girlfriend turns out to be [[PsychoExGirlfriend Terra]]. He fully admits that his options are "laugh or cry" and he's choosing the former.
11th Jun '17 2:52:47 PM nombretomado
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** His counterpart in ''XMenEvolution'' is Kurt. Who has two or three shades of this in the comic, actually.

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** His counterpart in ''XMenEvolution'' ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' is Kurt. Who has two or three shades of this in the comic, actually.
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