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20th Jul '16 5:14:29 PM eroock
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If the entire cast is made up of Chew Toys of some kind or another, then you're probably watching a SadistShow.

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If the entire cast is made up of Chew Toys of some kind or another, then you're probably watching a SadistShow.
SadistShow. Compare HumiliationConga.
9th Jul '16 1:14:15 PM nombretomado
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* Lewa from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' tends to be either this or TheWoobie, depending on the situation. While he has some genuinely disturbing things happen to him, his [[ThePollyanna upbeat attitude]] and [[CasualDangerDialog tendency to crack jokes about his predicaments]] make his misadventures funny rather than depressing. For example, his reaction to [[GrandTheftMe having his body stolen]], [[BodyHorror being turned into an]] EldritchAbomination (he got better), being ThrownOutTheAirlock, ending up in a strange jungle full of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg dinosaurs that shoot laser beams]], and then being [[CapturedByCannibals captured by savages]] in the space of what seems like only 24 hours:

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* Lewa from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' tends to be either this or TheWoobie, depending on the situation. While he has some genuinely disturbing things happen to him, his [[ThePollyanna upbeat attitude]] and [[CasualDangerDialog tendency to crack jokes about his predicaments]] make his misadventures funny rather than depressing. For example, his reaction to [[GrandTheftMe having his body stolen]], [[BodyHorror being turned into an]] EldritchAbomination (he got better), being ThrownOutTheAirlock, ending up in a strange jungle full of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot cyborg dinosaurs that shoot laser beams]], and then being [[CapturedByCannibals captured by savages]] in the space of what seems like only 24 hours:
13th May '16 6:24:58 AM ThatBitterTase
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* ''TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated'' has the titular Prometheans. It's hard to have a normal life when the universe literally hates you for existing.
7th Apr '16 4:08:44 AM N8han11
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Compare with the ButtMonkey (a character who is mistreated regardless of audience opinion), and TheEeyore (whose depression is usually in excess of their actual mistreatment), and the IronButtmonkey (who seems to suffer injury and accidents more frequently than anyone should, but is capable of taking it). Contrast with TheWoobie, whose suffering inspires sympathy and a desire to make things better for them instead of amusement[[note]]which category a certain character fits in may vary from person to person[[/note]]. The polar opposite is KarmaHoudini, where characters do horrible things while karma (and occasionally the other characters) sits back, watches, and [[PassThePopcorn eats popcorn]]. Villains and UnsympatheticComedyProtagonists, though do make good Chew Toys as they bring the bad stuff on themselves. Also a character's stupidity and singleminded obsession with something can make him an acceptable Chew Toy.

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Compare with the ButtMonkey (a character who is mistreated regardless of audience opinion), and TheEeyore (whose depression is usually in excess of their actual mistreatment), and the IronButtmonkey (who seems to suffer injury and accidents more frequently than anyone should, but is capable of taking it). Contrast with TheWoobie, whose suffering inspires sympathy and a desire to make things better for them instead of amusement[[note]]which category a certain character fits in may vary from person to person[[/note]]. The polar opposite is KarmaHoudini, where characters do horrible things while karma (and occasionally the other characters) sits back, watches, and [[PassThePopcorn eats popcorn]]. Villains and UnsympatheticComedyProtagonists, {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s, though do make good Chew Toys as they bring the bad stuff on themselves. Also a character's stupidity and singleminded obsession with something can make him an acceptable Chew Toy.
22nd Mar '16 3:02:58 AM Shadowgazer
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Unlike Woobification, Chew Toys are generally designated as such in the series proper, and often have a tendency to bemoan their fate. If they're lucky, the writers will ThrowTheDogABone a time or two. If they're unlucky, they'll YankTheDogsChain. It can sometimes be a delicate balance. [[ThrowTheDogABone Throw]] too often and the character can be {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed into TheEeyore; {{Yank|TheDogsChain}} too much and the audience [[DesignatedMonkey may no longer find it funny]].

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Unlike Woobification, Chew Toys are generally designated as such in the series proper, and often have a tendency to bemoan their fate. If they're lucky, the writers will ThrowTheDogABone a time or two. If they're unlucky, they'll YankTheDogsChain. It can sometimes be a delicate balance. [[ThrowTheDogABone Throw]] too often and the character can be {{Flanderiz|ation}}ed into TheEeyore; {{Yank|TheDogsChain}} too much and the audience [[DesignatedMonkey may no longer find it funny]].
funny]]. The latter will happen mostly, if the character is both deliberately and unfairly mistreated by other characters.



Compare with the ButtMonkey (a character who is mistreated regardless of audience opinion), and TheEeyore (whose depression is usually in excess of their actual mistreatment), and the IronButtmonkey (who seems to suffer injury and accidents more frequently than anyone should, but is capable of taking it). Contrast with TheWoobie, whose suffering inspires sympathy and a desire to make things better for them instead of amusement[[note]]which category a certain character fits in may vary from person to person[[/note]]. The polar opposite is KarmaHoudini, where characters do horrible things while karma (and occasionally the other characters) sits back, watches, and [[PassThePopcorn eats popcorn]].

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Compare with the ButtMonkey (a character who is mistreated regardless of audience opinion), and TheEeyore (whose depression is usually in excess of their actual mistreatment), and the IronButtmonkey (who seems to suffer injury and accidents more frequently than anyone should, but is capable of taking it). Contrast with TheWoobie, whose suffering inspires sympathy and a desire to make things better for them instead of amusement[[note]]which category a certain character fits in may vary from person to person[[/note]]. The polar opposite is KarmaHoudini, where characters do horrible things while karma (and occasionally the other characters) sits back, watches, and [[PassThePopcorn eats popcorn]].
popcorn]]. Villains and UnsympatheticComedyProtagonists, though do make good Chew Toys as they bring the bad stuff on themselves. Also a character's stupidity and singleminded obsession with something can make him an acceptable Chew Toy.
3rd Jan '16 2:51:29 PM Darksilverhawk
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* The titular character of ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'': How many horrible deaths does a [[strike:man]] [[{{Mooks}} henchman]] have to suffer to get a little ''respect'' around here?
15th Dec '15 8:44:48 PM Angeldeb82
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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Waspinator]]''' bemoans his habit of being blown up OnceAnEpisode

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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Waspinator]]''' bemoans his habit of being blown up OnceAnEpisodeOncePerEpisode
27th Nov '15 11:26:19 AM nombretomado
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* In the mid 90s, Pizza Hut had "The Pizza Head Show", starring their mascot at the time, Pizza Head. Pizza Head was an {{Expy}} of SaturdayNightLive's Mr. Bill, and had a nemesis in the pizza cutter Steve, an Expy of Mr. Sluggo, who always had it in for him. Typical plots had Steve in his latest role (chef, doctor, superhero, umpire, what have you) showing up to screw Pizza Head over in some fashion, with Pizza Head frequently saying "Hey, he's not a <insert role here>!" to which the announcer would always say "Sure he is!"

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* In the mid 90s, Pizza Hut had "The Pizza Head Show", starring their mascot at the time, Pizza Head. Pizza Head was an {{Expy}} of SaturdayNightLive's ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s Mr. Bill, and had a nemesis in the pizza cutter Steve, an Expy of Mr. Sluggo, who always had it in for him. Typical plots had Steve in his latest role (chef, doctor, superhero, umpire, what have you) showing up to screw Pizza Head over in some fashion, with Pizza Head frequently saying "Hey, he's not a <insert role here>!" to which the announcer would always say "Sure he is!"
25th Aug '15 10:45:25 PM MHarrington
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* In the mid 90s, Pizza Hut had "The Pizza Head Show", starring their mascot at the time, Pizza Head. Pizza Head was an expy of Saturday Night Live's Mr. Bill, and had a nemesis in the pizza cutter Steve who always had it in for him. Typical plots had Steve in his latest role (chef, doctor, superhero, umpire, what have you) showing up to screw Pizza Head over in some fashion, with Pizza Head frequently saying "Hey, he's not a <insert role here>!" to which the announcer would always say "Sure he is!"

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* In the mid 90s, Pizza Hut had "The Pizza Head Show", starring their mascot at the time, Pizza Head. Pizza Head was an expy {{Expy}} of Saturday Night Live's SaturdayNightLive's Mr. Bill, and had a nemesis in the pizza cutter Steve Steve, an Expy of Mr. Sluggo, who always had it in for him. Typical plots had Steve in his latest role (chef, doctor, superhero, umpire, what have you) showing up to screw Pizza Head over in some fashion, with Pizza Head frequently saying "Hey, he's not a <insert role here>!" to which the announcer would always say "Sure he is!"
25th Jun '15 9:59:26 PM AshlynNyx
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* [[AlphaBitch Connie d'Amico]] in the ''Fanfic/MegsFamilySeries'' as it went on. Of note is "Oh My God! We Killed Connie!" where she is attacked by bees, leeches, and other things to the point that she appears to be dead, and is repeatedly hit by Meg or Zack (and in one instance Lois) while they think she actually is dead.
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