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17th Oct '17 4:28:26 PM Scraggle
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Whatever the reason is, these characters just can't catch a break. Did they do something wrong in a previous life? [[HelpfulMook This life?]] Or are they just {{Innocent Bystander}}s who look as if they'd blow up in a more amusing manner than anyone else in the crowd? Who knows. Either way, the powers that be tend to inflict punishment on them for seemingly no reason, generally but not always of the slapstick physical variety.

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Whatever the reason is, these characters just can't catch a break. Did they do something wrong in a previous life? [[HelpfulMook [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist This life?]] Or are they just {{Innocent Bystander}}s who look as if they'd blow up in a more amusing manner than anyone else in the crowd? Who knows. Either way, the powers that be tend to inflict punishment on them for seemingly no reason, generally but not always of the slapstick physical variety.



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 {{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.

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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 {{Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist}}s, though 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.
14th Sep '17 3:40:38 AM TomServo3000
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[[OncePerEpisode Every. Single. Episode.]] [[ThatsGottaHurt That's gotta hurt.]]
20th Jul '17 4:57:06 PM Premonition45
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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Waspinator]]''' bemoans his habit of being blown up OncePerEpisode

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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Waspinator]]''' bemoans '''Waspinator''', ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', bemoaning his habit of being blown up OncePerEpisode
1st Jun '17 6:06:59 PM ThePest179
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* Katia Managan from ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}''. Generally, the whole story is about her getting punched by life hard and trying to recover. And it's been like this for three years.
* Breakdown from Legands of Prime. He's the frequent victim of Skyquake and Dreadwing's pranks, along with any disasters appearing the comic. Hell, Megatron even forgets his name often in the comic.
* The titular character ''Webcomic/MrSquare'' is often put through [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue351/ existential horrors]] for laughs. He bemoans often that he cannot kill himself and is thus doomed to experience more torture.
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26th May '17 3:25:52 PM G-Editor
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6th Mar '17 6:27:46 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' has "Jim," which is what [[{{Fanon}} fans]] have named the hapless scout in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' who interrupts Commander Cullen at a very important moment. In the fic, he not only interrupts that moment, but then goes on to interrupt a number of ''other'' private scenes throughout Skyhold - much to the amusement of the people to whom he relates his misadventures.
13th Feb '17 3:01:53 PM revfitz
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* The titular character ''Webcomic/MrSquare'' is often put through [[http://revfitz.com/comic/issue351/ existential horrors]] for laughs. He bemoans often that he cannot kill himself and is thus doomed to experience more torture.
24th Dec '16 9:10:41 PM LegoLover58
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* Breakdown from Legands of Prime. He's the frequent victim of Skyquake and Dreadwing's pranks, along with any disasters appearing the comic. Hell, Megatron even forgets his name often in the comic.
11th Dec '16 3:49:56 AM iroanxi
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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': Between bites to the ear, strangulation, broken noses, {{Groin Attack}}s (usually from Vivi) and Zoro's TrainingFromHell, Cross and physical abuse are very well-acquainted.
24th Nov '16 5:22:36 PM ZimFan89
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* Just like [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim in canon]], Skoodge is this in ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim''. Something bad happens to him at least once a chapter.
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