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22nd Aug '16 2:12:59 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/TheBible'': The UrExample. Job's servants rush in to inform him of the latest tragedy to plague his estate even while previous servants are still informing him of the one before it.
18th Jul '16 5:44:05 PM LupineMoon
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* This happens to the heroine in ''Film/JohnnyBelinda''. Her mother dies in childbirth, she gets deaf from an illness shortly thereafter. She gets raped and conceives a child through that. Her father falls off a cliff and dies. The town tries to take her child away. She has to shoot the rapist to keep him from stealing the baby. Then she is tried for murder.
10th Jul '16 4:42:59 PM nombretomado
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* Shandala of ''BrokenSaints'' fame, whose biography reads like something off of the FromBadToWorse page. Washed ashore on a Fijian island and adopted by the tribe, her childhood was peaceful and idyllic until her adoptive mother was viciously murdered and mutilated by white strangers [[spoiler:under the command of (and possibly personally led by) the BigBad]]. Then, as an adult, she reluctantly leaves her home and family and all that she loves to find the truth about her biological parents. Then, her adoptive brother Tui [[spoiler: is accidentally killed due to an [[BuffySpeak big scary empathic rage thing]] on her part]]. Then, she is washed off the ship in a giant storm and [[spoiler:found and brought to the lair of the Shadow Men to be tortured and sealed away in the back of a sleazy strip club]]. Then, after being [[spoiler:rescued, she ends up falling back to her SuperpoweredEvilSide briefly, deciding to go back home, and ends up confronted by TheDragon, who murders and mutilates her EmpathyPet Bula the same way her adoptive mother was, and then kidnaps her]]. ''Then'', in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler: she is turned into an instrument of mass suffering via her empathic powers by her BigBad father, only saved by her friends in time for her to commit a HeroicSacrifice and save the world]]. And yet throughout it all, she retains her purity of heart.

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* Shandala of ''BrokenSaints'' ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' fame, whose biography reads like something off of the FromBadToWorse page. Washed ashore on a Fijian island and adopted by the tribe, her childhood was peaceful and idyllic until her adoptive mother was viciously murdered and mutilated by white strangers [[spoiler:under the command of (and possibly personally led by) the BigBad]]. Then, as an adult, she reluctantly leaves her home and family and all that she loves to find the truth about her biological parents. Then, her adoptive brother Tui [[spoiler: is accidentally killed due to an [[BuffySpeak big scary empathic rage thing]] on her part]]. Then, she is washed off the ship in a giant storm and [[spoiler:found and brought to the lair of the Shadow Men to be tortured and sealed away in the back of a sleazy strip club]]. Then, after being [[spoiler:rescued, she ends up falling back to her SuperpoweredEvilSide briefly, deciding to go back home, and ends up confronted by TheDragon, who murders and mutilates her EmpathyPet Bula the same way her adoptive mother was, and then kidnaps her]]. ''Then'', in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler: she is turned into an instrument of mass suffering via her empathic powers by her BigBad father, only saved by her friends in time for her to commit a HeroicSacrifice and save the world]]. And yet throughout it all, she retains her purity of heart.
1st Jul '16 6:44:46 AM vicekings
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Hence the name of this trope. You sit in front of your typewriter ([[TechnologyMarchesOn for all us oldies who can remember what a typewriter is]]) or your laptop computer (for all you younguns) and put on a hat with the name [[FinaglesLaw "Murphy"]] written on it, and think to yourself:

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Hence the name of this trope. You sit in front of your typewriter ([[TechnologyMarchesOn for all us oldies who can remember what a typewriter is]]) or your laptop computer (for all you younguns) get ready to write, and put on a hat with the name [[FinaglesLaw "Murphy"]] written on it, and think to yourself:
26th Jun '16 7:38:29 PM TheBuddy26
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!Here Be Spoilers, Ladies and Gentlemen

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!Here Be Spoilers, Ladies and Gentlemen
Gentlemen.
8th Jun '16 10:19:43 AM A_pleasure_to_burn
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank Jackson C. Frank's]] story. On March 31, 1954, a furnace exploded at Frank's elementary school. The resulting fire killed 15 of Frank's classmates (including his then girlfriend Marlene du Pont) and left him with burns on 50% of his body and life-long depression. In 1966, a year after his first and only album was released, Frank developed writer's block and his depression began to worsen. During the 1970s, Frank's son died of cystic fibrosis, deepening his depression and resulting in a stay at a mental institution. In the 1980s, he traveled to New York in an attempt to find friend PaulSimon, but failed and ended up homeless. During this time, he ended up in and out of mental institutions. In the early 1990s, Frank was sitting on a bench in Queens when he was shot by teenagers indiscriminately firing a pellet gun, blinding him in his left eye. A major TearJerker indeed.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank Jackson C. Frank's]] story. On March 31, 1954, a furnace exploded at Frank's elementary school. The resulting fire killed 15 of Frank's classmates (including his then girlfriend Marlene du Pont) and left him with burns on 50% of his body and life-long depression. In 1966, a year after his first and only album was released, Frank developed writer's block and his depression began to worsen. During the 1970s, Frank's son died of cystic fibrosis, deepening his depression and resulting in a stay at a mental institution. In the 1980s, he traveled to New York in an attempt to find friend PaulSimon, but failed and ended up homeless. During this time, he ended up in and out of mental institutions. In the early 1990s, Frank was sitting on a bench in Queens when he was shot by teenagers indiscriminately firing a pellet gun, blinding him in his left eye. He died March 3, 1999 from pneumonia and cardiac arrest. A major TearJerker indeed.
8th Jun '16 10:16:36 AM A_pleasure_to_burn
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank Jackson C. Frank's]] story. A major TearJerker indeed.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank Jackson C. Frank's]] story. On March 31, 1954, a furnace exploded at Frank's elementary school. The resulting fire killed 15 of Frank's classmates (including his then girlfriend Marlene du Pont) and left him with burns on 50% of his body and life-long depression. In 1966, a year after his first and only album was released, Frank developed writer's block and his depression began to worsen. During the 1970s, Frank's son died of cystic fibrosis, deepening his depression and resulting in a stay at a mental institution. In the 1980s, he traveled to New York in an attempt to find friend PaulSimon, but failed and ended up homeless. During this time, he ended up in and out of mental institutions. In the early 1990s, Frank was sitting on a bench in Queens when he was shot by teenagers indiscriminately firing a pellet gun, blinding him in his left eye. A major TearJerker indeed.
4th Jun '16 9:11:03 PM gewunomox
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* ThePolice have two songs about this, PlayedForLaughs: "On Any Other Day" and "Synchronity II."

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* ThePolice Music/ThePolice have two songs about this, PlayedForLaughs: "On Any Other Day" and "Synchronity II."
7th May '16 5:54:52 PM erraticegomania
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* Arc nine of ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' serves as this for Sylvester, as he's forced to work alongside [[DeathOfPersonality the new personality inhabiting his best friend's body]], his girlfriend takes a huge dose of the PsychoSerum Wyvern and it massively alters her personality, and his "brother" Gordon's heart finally gives out, forcing them to abandon his corpse in a burning building. It's enough to shatter what had previously been an UndyingLoyalty to his creators, and Sy immediately decides to flee Radham Academy at the first opportunity.
25th Apr '16 11:30:38 AM TVRulezAgain
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** Elsa goes through one throughout the entire film as viewers watch how a CheerfulChild grows up into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds filled with fear and anxiety. She [[spoiler:nearly freezes her little sister to death by accident while playing, receives a vision of her possible future where she is seemingly attacked by an angry mob due to her powers]], grows up in isolation since she now fears how her steadily growing powers could harm her loved ones again, [[spoiler:loses her parents who were the only ones helping her with her powers]], gets her powers revealed in public on the day of her coronation in the worst possible way, goes into self-exile after she believes that everyone sees her as a monster now, starts to accept her powers again only to learn that she [[PowerIncontinence accidentaly caused]] an EndlessWinter when she ran away and she doesn't know how to reverse it, [[spoiler:accidentally strikes her little sister with ice magic again]], gets an army [[StormingTheCastle Storming her]] IcePalace, [[spoiler:is nearly killed by the Duke's henchmen]], is chained and imprisoned in her own home, [[spoiler:learns from Hans that [[TheyDiedBecauseOfYou her little sister had died because of her]] and is nearly killed again only to be saved because her actually-not-dead little sister pulling a BigDamnHeroes at the very moment [[TakenForGranite she completely turns into ice]], so Elsa gets front row seats to her very worst fear coming true]]. It's like Elsa was wearing a [[CosmicPlaything cosmic kick-me sign]] for most of her life, as every well-intended action and inaction she did only made things worse for her. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Anna's sacrifice actually saved her life, inspiring the epiphany Elsa needed to finally truly control her powers, allowing her to become a Type A]].

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** Elsa goes through one throughout the entire film as viewers watch how a CheerfulChild grows up into a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds filled with fear and anxiety. She [[spoiler:nearly freezes her little sister to death by accident while playing, receives a vision of her possible future where she is seemingly attacked by an angry mob due to her powers]], grows up in isolation since she now fears how her steadily growing powers could harm her loved ones again, [[spoiler:loses her parents who were the only ones helping her with her powers]], gets her powers revealed in public on the day of her coronation in the worst possible way, goes into self-exile after she believes that everyone sees her as a monster now, starts to accept her powers again only to learn that she [[PowerIncontinence accidentaly caused]] an EndlessWinter when she ran away and she doesn't know how to reverse it, [[spoiler:accidentally strikes her little sister with ice magic again]], gets an army [[StormingTheCastle Storming her]] IcePalace, [[spoiler:is nearly killed by the Duke's henchmen]], is chained and imprisoned in her own home, [[spoiler:learns from Hans that [[TheyDiedBecauseOfYou her little sister had died because of her]] and is nearly killed again only to be saved because her actually-not-dead little sister pulling a BigDamnHeroes at the very moment [[TakenForGranite she completely turns into ice]], so Elsa gets front row seats to her very worst fear coming true]]. It's like Elsa was wearing a [[CosmicPlaything cosmic kick-me sign]] for most of her life, as every well-intended action and inaction she did only made things worse for her. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Anna's sacrifice actually saved her life, inspiring the epiphany Elsa needed to finally truly control her powers, allowing her to become a Type A]].



* In the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film, Loki goes through one heck of a trauma roller coaster [[spoiler:as his StartOfDarkness.]]

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* In the ''Film/{{Thor}}'' film, Loki goes through one heck of a trauma roller coaster [[spoiler:as his StartOfDarkness.]]



* ''Film/TheLifeOfOharu'': Oh boy. One doesn't go from daughter of a samurai and resident of the Imperial court to wandering beggar in one step, of course. So what happens to Oharu? Well--she's caught with her lover, and banished from the court. She's sold to a lord as a concubine. She's ejected from the lord's house after bearing his son, the heir. She's hired at a brothel, only to get kicked out of that for not being obsequious enough to clients. She gets a job as a domestic, only to get fired from that job after her past as a sex worker comes out. She gets married, but her husband is murdered. She applies to be a nun--but she's raped in the monastery, and the mother superior catches her while she's being raped, so she's kicked out. She's reduced to being a streetwalker, but eventually she gets too old and unattractive to even do that. Oh, and in the meantime she's promised that she can live with her grown son, the new lord, only for that promise to be broken. So, all around, a feel-good laugh riot.

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* ''Film/TheLifeOfOharu'': Oh boy. One doesn't go from daughter of a samurai and resident of the Imperial court to wandering beggar in one step, of course.step. So what happens to Oharu? Well--she's caught with her lover, and banished from the court. She's sold to a lord as a concubine. She's ejected from the lord's house after bearing his son, the heir. She's hired at a brothel, only to get kicked out of that for not being obsequious enough to clients. She gets a job as a domestic, only to get fired from that job after her past as a sex worker comes out. She gets married, but her husband is murdered. She applies to be a nun--but she's raped in the monastery, and the mother superior catches her while she's being raped, so she's kicked out. She's reduced to being a streetwalker, but eventually she gets too old and unattractive to even do that. Oh, and in the meantime she's promised that she can live with her grown son, the new lord, only for that promise to be broken. So, all around, a feel-good laugh riot.



* '''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Cassandra]]'''; there's literally nothing that ever seems to go right for this girl, making her perhaps one of the biggest [[TheWoobie woobies]] in Myth/ClassicalMythology on a whole. First, [[AttemptedRape Apollo tries to rape her]]. Then, when she escapes, he curses her so that [[CassandraTruth none of her visions of the future are ever believed]]. Then the Trojan War happens and her brother dies. [[SanitySlippage Then she starts to lose it]]. Then she tries to hide in Athena's temple, only to be kidnapped and [[RapeAsDrama violently raped by Ajax the Lesser]]. Then she becomes Agamemnon's concubine. And finally, Agamemnon's cheating wife kills her. ''Jeez''. She did end up being allowed into the Elysian Fields, because of her piety.

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* '''[[Myth/ClassicalMythology Cassandra]]'''; there's literally nothing that ever seems to go right for this girl, making her perhaps one of the biggest [[TheWoobie woobies]] in Myth/ClassicalMythology on a whole. First, [[AttemptedRape Apollo tries to rape her]]. Then, when she escapes, he curses her so that [[CassandraTruth none of her visions of the future are ever believed]]. Then the Trojan War happens and her brother dies. [[SanitySlippage Then she starts to lose it]]. Then she tries to hide in Athena's temple, only to be kidnapped and [[RapeAsDrama violently raped by Ajax the Lesser]]. Then she becomes Agamemnon's concubine. And finally, Agamemnon's cheating wife kills her. ''Jeez''. She did end up being allowed into the Elysian Fields, because of her piety.



*** Crowning glory has to be the survivors of the First War of Armageddon (though someone should have thought about the implications of [[MeaningfulName naming a planet after an "end of days war"]] ahead of time). After the typical untold generations of Imperial bureaucratic corruption and negligence, an immense uprising occurs thanks to the worshipers of the Chaos god Khorne being supercharged by a passing Warp Storm. Then in comes a space hulk, carrying [[AxCrazy Angron]], [[HumanoidAbomination fallen Primarch and Daemon Prince]] of the [[GodOfEvil Chaos God]] of blood and carnage. But there was [[HopeSpot good news]]! The Space Wolf chapter arrives, along with a gigantic force of Imperial Guardsmen, and the near-legendary Grey Knights, who are in total able to stop the invasions. Unfortunately, where go the Grey Knights, so goes the [[StateSec Inquisition]]...and since most in the Imperium don't know that most of the fallen Primarchs are still alive and well as Daemon Princes, not to mention knowing much about overall Chaos nastiness, the entire world is quarantined and every civilian ''and soldier'' that wasn't a Space Marine was rounded up, sterilized, and put into internment camps while the world was quietly resettled by people who were told only that there was a war and ''there had been no survivors''.

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*** Crowning glory has to be the survivors of the First War of Armageddon (though someone should have thought about the implications of [[MeaningfulName naming a planet after an "end of days war"]] ahead of time). After the typical untold generations of Imperial bureaucratic corruption and negligence, an immense uprising occurs thanks to the worshipers of the Chaos god Khorne being supercharged by a passing Warp Storm. Then in comes a space hulk, carrying [[AxCrazy Angron]], [[HumanoidAbomination fallen Primarch and Daemon Prince]] of the [[GodOfEvil Chaos God]] of blood and carnage. But there was [[HopeSpot good news]]! The Space Wolf chapter arrives, along with a gigantic force of Imperial Guardsmen, and the near-legendary Grey Knights, who are in total able to stop the invasions. Unfortunately, where go the Grey Knights, so goes the [[StateSec Inquisition]]...and since most in the Imperium don't know that most of the fallen Primarchs are still alive and well as Daemon Princes, not to mention knowing much about overall Chaos nastiness, the entire world is quarantined and every civilian ''and soldier'' that wasn't a Space Marine was rounded up, sterilized, and put into internment camps while the world was quietly resettled by people who were told only that there was a war and ''there had been no survivors''.



*** And it doesn't stop there. This defiant gesture sparks a cold war between the Wolves and the Inquisition, including the GreyKnights, later escalating to a full-on war despite the Wolves ''not firing back'' at Inquisition ships opening fire on them--all due to the incompetence of the original Inquisitor whose decision it was to have the survivors purged in the first place, then tried to apply street-level tactics to an entire planet and didn't get that SpaceMarines outrank PunyHumans. It ends with the Inquisition attacking the SpaceWolves' homeworld and their milleniary warrior Bjorn Fell-Handed teleporting aboard the ships to get everyone to stand down.

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*** And it doesn't stop there. This defiant gesture sparks a cold war between the Wolves and the Inquisition, including the GreyKnights, later escalating to a full-on war despite the Wolves ''not firing back'' at Inquisition ships opening fire on them--all due to the incompetence of the original Inquisitor whose decision it was to have the survivors purged in the first place, then tried to apply street-level tactics to an entire a planet and didn't get that SpaceMarines outrank PunyHumans. It ends with the Inquisition attacking the SpaceWolves' homeworld and their milleniary warrior Bjorn Fell-Handed teleporting aboard the ships to get everyone to stand down.



** That's not to mention WV. He gets his innocent farm burned down dozens of times, begins a rebellion and watches helplessly as [[BigBad Jack]] [[OmnicidalManiac Noir]] slaughters every single one of his soldiers. Then, after he parts ways with John, Jack blows up a ship he happens to be riding in, sending him to a post-apocalyptic Earth, that's merely a gigantic desolate desert. He's not done yet. As things FINALLY begin to look up for him when he meets the other exiles, he watches at John gets killed in front of his eyes, gets trapped in a capsule, dreams that he's become Noir - his worst nightmare - only to wake up and realize the embodiment is in front of him. [[spoiler: Jack then proceeds to rip a chunk of uranium out of his stomach, nearly killing him.]] It's yet to be seen whether the conga line will continue.

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** That's not to mention WV. He gets his innocent farm burned down dozens of times, begins a rebellion and watches helplessly as [[BigBad Jack]] [[OmnicidalManiac Noir]] slaughters every single one of his soldiers. Then, after he parts ways with John, Jack blows up a ship he happens to be riding in, sending him to a post-apocalyptic Earth, that's merely a gigantic desolate desert. He's not done yet. As things FINALLY begin to look up for him when he meets the other exiles, he watches at John gets killed in front of his eyes, gets trapped in a capsule, dreams that he's become Noir - his worst nightmare - only to wake up and realize the embodiment is in front of him. [[spoiler: Jack then proceeds to rip a chunk of uranium out of his stomach, nearly killing him.]] It's yet to be seen whether the conga line will continue.



* Vaarsuvius from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' since the end of the Azure City arc. First, [[AmbiguousGender he/she]][[superscript:[[note]]for convinience, I use 'he' from now on[[/note]]]] feels guilty that the battle is lost and the party is split, trying desperately to contact them, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0504.html failing every time]]. He is haunted by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0623.html bad dreams]] because of his failure to save Azure City. Then he gets his family threatened, which results in a DealWithTheDevil, and him going over the top when saving them, [[spoiler:casting [[MoralEventHorizon Familicide]] on the dragon]], which again results in his mate [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0678.html filing a divorce]]. Type A, so far. But when he sees [[spoiler:the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0841.html result of the Familicide]] he had cast earlier]], it turns into a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0843.html Type C]] ('''spoiler warning!'''). And let's not forget that as a result of the DealWithTheDevil, [[spoiler: the fiends will take over his soul for a time]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius:'' Airman Third Class Axel Higgs, full stop. [[ZenSurvivor Higgs]] is basically Type F:

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* Vaarsuvius from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' since the end of the Azure City arc. First, [[AmbiguousGender he/she]][[superscript:[[note]]for convinience, I convenience, use 'he' from now on[[/note]]]] feels guilty that the battle is lost and the party is split, trying desperately to contact them, [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0504.html failing every time]]. He is haunted by [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0623.html bad dreams]] because of his failure to save Azure City. Then he gets his family threatened, which results in a DealWithTheDevil, and him going over the top when saving them, [[spoiler:casting [[MoralEventHorizon Familicide]] Familicide on the dragon]], which again results in his mate [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0678.html filing a divorce]]. Type A, so far. But when he sees [[spoiler:the [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0841.html result of the Familicide]] he had cast earlier]], it turns into a [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0843.html Type C]] ('''spoiler warning!'''). And let's not forget that as As a result of the DealWithTheDevil, [[spoiler: the fiends will take over his soul for a time]].
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius:'' Airman Third Class Axel Higgs, full stop. Higgs. [[ZenSurvivor Higgs]] is basically Type F:



* Commander Badass (a.k.a. D39-9E-B52), a time traveling Navy SEAL single dad from the nonspecific space future and central character of ''[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/ Manly Men Doing Manly Things]]'', suffered a [[HeroicBSOD weeping emotional breakdown]] when, during his days as a Space Marine, he was told that his entire family of in-vitro Space Marine brothers and sisters had been killed...quite to the disappointment of his idiot general who had invented the whole story out of the mistaken hope this would turn the Commander into a Rambo-style one-man army and send him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Instead it only showed the man's complete misunderstanding of the human psyche, probably fueled by too many action movie clichés. When the Commander found out he'd been lied to...he sued his boss and won. (Just as cloned Space Marines had previously fought for the right to not have army surgeons [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/this-whole-storyline-was-supposed-to-happen-like-the-third-month-into-this-comic graft laser cannons into their soldiers' chests]] whenever the army felt like it, and instead be treated like people.

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* Commander Badass (a.k.a. D39-9E-B52), a time traveling Navy SEAL single dad from the nonspecific space future and central character of ''[[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/ Manly Men Doing Manly Things]]'', suffered a [[HeroicBSOD weeping emotional breakdown]] when, during his days as a Space Marine, he was told that his entire family of in-vitro Space Marine brothers and sisters had been killed...quite to the disappointment of his idiot general who had invented the whole story out of the mistaken hope this would turn the Commander into a Rambo-style one-man army and send him on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Instead it only showed the man's complete misunderstanding of the human psyche, probably fueled by too many action movie clichés. When the Commander found out he'd been lied to...he sued his boss and won. (Just as cloned Space Marines had previously fought for the right to not have army surgeons [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/this-whole-storyline-was-supposed-to-happen-like-the-third-month-into-this-comic graft laser cannons into their soldiers' chests]] whenever the army felt like it, and instead be treated like people.



* The third arc of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' is this for Percy, keeping in mind that he already watched his entire family get brutally murdered, after which he was tortured for information about his home. In the space of about four episodes, [[spoiler: he watches the Briarwoods almost kill one of his friends, goes AxCrazy trying to stop them, starts HearingVoices of some smoky entity from his dreams, returns to Whitestone and sees the town stripped of inhabitants, desecrated by undead stone giants, and its central landmark (a giant tree) corrupted by evil and decorated with eight corpses made up to look like him and his friends.]] And the arc is just getting started.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Yang ''really'' gets shoved through the mincer through the latter half of Volume 3. By the end of the Volume, she has [[spoiler:been framed for assault and arrested on global television, effectively told that her MissingMom cares very little for her, watched her teammate get stabbed through the torso, and had her right arm sliced off. To make matters even worse, the best friend she sacrificed her arm trying to save then runs away and cuts all ties not long afterwards. Yang is left emotionally exhausted and bedridden, and even brushes Ruby away with very little concern]].

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* The third arc of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' is this for Percy, keeping in mind that Percy; he already watched his entire family get brutally murdered, after which he was tortured for information about his home. In the space of about four episodes, [[spoiler: he watches the Briarwoods almost kill one of his friends, goes AxCrazy trying to stop them, starts HearingVoices of some smoky entity from his dreams, returns to Whitestone and sees the town stripped of inhabitants, desecrated by undead stone giants, and its central landmark (a giant tree) corrupted by evil and decorated with eight corpses made up to look like him and his friends.]] And the arc is just getting started.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Yang ''really'' gets shoved through the mincer through the latter half of Volume 3. By the end of the Volume, she has [[spoiler:been framed for assault and arrested on global television, effectively told that her MissingMom cares very little for her, watched her teammate get stabbed through the torso, and had her right arm sliced off. To make matters even worse, the best friend she sacrificed her arm trying to save then runs away and cuts all ties not long afterwards. Yang is left emotionally exhausted and bedridden, and even brushes Ruby away with very little concern]].



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''Zuko,'' and how! First, his mother leaves him (to save him no less), then he gets challenged to an Agni Kai ''as a thirteen-year-old, by his own father'' who brutally scars and then banishes him, then he gets sent on a SnipeHunt after the Avatar. During said quest how much happens to our poor banished prince? (Read: Too much to list here.) And then when he finally gives up that quest he has to fight his little sister in the show’s only real deathmatch and take a lightning bolt in the chest to save a friend's life. He lives through it, but barely. ''The next day'' he has to start ruling his country, which he is effectively going to have to force through a HeelFaceTurn, after they’ve been at war with everyone else for a century. He was even destined to take on all that trauma from birth, [[spoiler:being a direct descendant of both the Fire Lord who started the war and the Avatar who opposed him. His destiny was basically to take on all the horrible influences from his father and co. and all the positive influences from his uncle and the Avatar, and come out of it with the understanding necessary to make the right decisions and have the right credentials to be the Fire Lord the world needed to rule the Fire Nation in the wake of the Avatar’s defeat of Ozai.]] In a way all this trauma molds him into a much more complex character than the Avatar and allows him to fill a role that Aang could not, which ends up being almost as important or maybe even as important as Aang's own role in the story. It also makes him the thoroughly-adored {{Woobie}} of the series.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''Zuko,'' and how! ''Zuko''. First, his mother leaves him (to save him no less), then he gets challenged to an Agni Kai ''as a thirteen-year-old, by his own father'' who brutally scars and then banishes him, then he gets sent on a SnipeHunt after the Avatar. During said quest how much happens to our poor banished prince? (Read: Too much to list here.) And then when he finally gives up that quest he has to fight his little sister in the show’s only real deathmatch and take a lightning bolt in the chest to save a friend's life. He lives through it, but barely. ''The next day'' he has to start ruling his country, which he is effectively going to have to force through a HeelFaceTurn, after they’ve been at war with everyone else for a century. He was even destined to take on all that trauma from birth, [[spoiler:being a direct descendant of both the Fire Lord who started the war and the Avatar who opposed him. His destiny was basically to take on all the horrible influences from his father and co. and all the positive influences from his uncle and the Avatar, and come out of it with the understanding necessary to make the right decisions and have the right credentials to be the Fire Lord the world needed to rule the Fire Nation in the wake of the Avatar’s defeat of Ozai.]] In a way all this trauma molds him into a much more complex character than the Avatar and allows him to fill a role that Aang could not, which ends up being almost as important or maybe even as important as Aang's own role in the story. It also makes him the thoroughly-adored {{Woobie}} of the series.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': While pretty much every band member has their share of trauma, special recognition must go to rhythm guitarist Toki Wartooth. He spent most of his childhood in Lillehammer being forced into manual labor and punished with physical abuse by his deeply religious father, to the point where Toki goes catatonic upon seeing him. Even within Dethklok he is one of the bigger [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]] of the band, constantly being the victim of horrible things and being forced into the background by lead guitarist Skwisgaar. Everyone that he loves is cursed to die in a horrible way, including his cancer-stricken father with whom Toki had just reconciled...moments before dropping him down an icy mountain and falling into a frozen river where he drowned before Toki's eyes. And in the fourth season, Toki meets the guitarist he replaced, Magnus Hammersmith, who at first seems intimidating and like he may be planning a scheme. Instead he saves Toki's life from a bully's exploits that nearly killed him, and they end up becoming friends, [[spoiler:only for Magnus to reveal himself as a member of the Revengencers and take Toki hostage as part of the group's attack at the end of the season. But not before '''stabbing him in the stomach.''' The only consolation at this point is that he's probably not dead.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': While pretty much every band member has their share of trauma, special recognition must go to rhythm guitarist Toki Wartooth. He spent most of his childhood in Lillehammer being forced into manual labor and punished with physical abuse by his deeply religious father, to the point where Toki goes catatonic upon seeing him. Even within Dethklok he is one of the bigger [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeys]] of the band, constantly being the victim of horrible things and being forced into the background by lead guitarist Skwisgaar. Everyone that he loves is cursed to die in a horrible way, including his cancer-stricken father with whom Toki had just reconciled...moments before dropping him down an icy mountain and falling into a frozen river where he drowned before Toki's eyes. And in the fourth season, Toki meets the guitarist he replaced, Magnus Hammersmith, who at first seems intimidating and like he may be planning a scheme. Instead he saves Toki's life from a bully's exploits that nearly killed him, and they end up becoming friends, [[spoiler:only for Magnus to reveal himself as a member of the Revengencers and take Toki hostage as part of the group's attack at the end of the season. But not before '''stabbing him in the stomach.''' The only consolation at this point is that he's probably not dead.]]



And just to polish things off, when people started demanding to know why the ship went missing for so long without being looked for, the Navy made a scapegoat of the ship's C.O., Capt. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._McVay_III Charles [=McVay=]]]; court-martialing and convicting him of putting his ship "in harm's way" via his failure to maintain a "zig-zag" sail pattern. They even went so far as to call the Japanese sub commander that sank him as a witness (Who pretty much called the "zig-zag" pattern useless). [=McVay=] was the only ship's captain in the U.S. Fleet to lose a ship and be court-martialed for it. (He committed suicide in 1968).

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And just to polish things off, when people started demanding to know why the ship went missing for so long without being looked for, the Navy made a scapegoat of the ship's C.O., Capt. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_B._McVay_III Charles [=McVay=]]]; court-martialing and convicting him of putting his ship "in harm's way" via his failure to maintain a "zig-zag" sail pattern. They even went so far as to call the Japanese sub commander that sank him as a witness (Who pretty much called the "zig-zag" pattern useless). [=McVay=] was the only ship's captain in the U.S. Fleet to lose a ship and be court-martialed for it. (He committed suicide in 1968).
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