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9th Jun '17 10:17:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Vriess in ''Film/AlienResurrection''. Complete with a scene where Johner throws a knife into one of his numb legs, just to be an ass!

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* Vriess in ''Film/AlienResurrection''. Complete with a scene where Johner [[KickTheDog throws a knife into one of his numb legs, legs]], just to be an ass!
8th Jun '17 10:43:34 AM TheWunn
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* Gehrman from ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', once the first Hunter of Yharnam, a selfless person who can withstand a [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic scale of horror]], reducing into a crippled, wheelchair-bound old man trapped in a dream. He wished to be freed from the nightmare and begged his friends to put him out of his misery, but they couldn't. By the time when you halted the source of nightmare, he insisted to offer you a MercyKill instead of begging you to kill him, [[SelflessWish wishing you to be freed]]. [[spoiler: He's [[ObfuscatingDisability not entirely crippled]], if you refused his offer, the [[EldritchAbomination Moon Presence]] will repair his leg temporary for TheLastDance.]]

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* Gehrman from ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', once the first Hunter of Yharnam, a selfless person who can withstand a [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic scale of horror]], reducing into a crippled, wheelchair-bound old man trapped in a dream. He wished to be freed from the nightmare and begged his friends to put him out of his misery, but they couldn't. By the time when you halted the source of nightmare, he insisted to offer you a MercyKill instead of begging you to kill him, [[SelflessWish wishing you to be freed]]. [[spoiler: He's [[ObfuscatingDisability not entirely crippled]], if If you refused reject his offer, the [[EldritchAbomination Moon Presence]] will repair his he demonstrates quite handily that [[HandicappedBadass having a missing leg temporary is not a big handicap for TheLastDance.]]him.]]]]
21st Apr '17 12:34:58 PM bellemoonflower
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* Hunter Zolomon from ''ComicBook/TheFlash'' is a well known example. His life had [[DarkAndTroubledPast never been easy to begin with]] and when he was introduced, he had to use a cane to support himself due to a CareerEndingInjury back when he was working for the FBI. Later on plays this trope completely straight when Grodd paralyzes him during an attack to Iron Heights Penitary. His transformation from a bitter limp cop to WheelchairWoobie makes the final straw, makes him extremely angry and bitter, and he begs to then Flash Wally West to undo his crippling via time travel. Wally rejects his request due to fragility of time. Hunter, feeling betrayed by his best friend, attempts to go back in time to fix his life on his own. Unfortunately, since he isn't a speedster, all he manages to do is give himself TimeMaster powers... which slowly (from his point of view, in reality it's less than a second) drive him so insane that he becomes convinced that it's his destiny to become the next Reverse-Flash and make Wally's life more tragic. Throughout his career as Zoom, he's genuinely unaware that his attempts to help his friend are actually causing him great harm.
15th Jan '17 3:24:27 PM PixelKnight
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* Tavros Nitram from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', whose misfortunes are [[TraumaCongaLine too plentiful to name here,]] although there's a delightfully comprehensive list in his entry of the [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} character page.]] Although his woobie-ness is not tied to his disability -- he was still the universe's punching bag both before he was paralyzed and after he regained the use of his legs.

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* Tavros Nitram from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', whose misfortunes are [[TraumaCongaLine too plentiful to name here,]] although there's a delightfully comprehensive (and spoileriffic) list in his entry of the [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} character page.]] Although his woobie-ness is not tied to his disability -- he was still the universe's punching bag both before he was paralyzed and after he regained the use of his legs.
3rd Jan '17 6:53:22 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/SquareOneTV'': In one Mathnet week, Cate Monday was in a wheelchair. It made you feel sorry for her, and [[spoiler: it made her a DamselInDistress at one point, too.]] Neither the audience nor the other characters ever learned [[NoodleIncident just how she got injured]]; she said on-screen that it was embarrassing in response to being asked about it.
25th Dec '16 12:11:31 PM Shadowgazer
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''Film/TheChangeling'': As the cover of the film implies [[spoiler: the film's ghost is the soul of a tortured little child named Joseph who could not find peace before being vindicated and revealing to the public that he was murdered by his own father because of his crippling sickness.]]

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* ''Film/TheChangeling'': As the cover of the film implies [[spoiler: the film's ghost is the soul of a tortured little child named Joseph who could not find peace before being vindicated and revealing to the public that he was murdered by his own father because of his crippling sickness.]]
25th Dec '16 12:11:08 PM Shadowgazer
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''Film/TheChangeling'': As the cover of the film implies [[spoiler: the film's ghost is the soul of a tortured little child named Joseph who could not find peace before being vindicated and revealing to the public that he was murdered by his own father because of his crippling sickness.]]
5th Nov '16 9:49:06 PM Gamermaster
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* Hayate Yagami from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', though she gets better, both in terms of mobility and life situation, by the third season. Also qualified for WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds by the end of ''A's''.

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* Hayate Yagami from ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'', though she gets better, both in terms of mobility and life situation, by the third season. Also qualified for as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds by for a short while at the end of ''A's''.
25th Oct '16 4:55:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[BreakTheBadass After a rather brutal series of events]] (including being badly poisoned, nearly suffocated and falling from not one, but several cliffs), [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]] is left confined to a wheelchair for at least two years. And as a bonus, that series of events was designed to make her feel useless in her role as the [[TheChosenOne Avatar]] (and kill the Avatar spirit forever), with her allies unintentionally adding to that by doing her job while she recovers. She prides herself on her strength and her role so this haunts her. Even when she gets out of the chair, a combination of trace poison in her system and her own doubts and fears leaves her a shadow of her former self for quite a while.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[BreakTheBadass After a rather brutal series of events]] (including being badly poisoned, nearly suffocated and falling from not one, but several cliffs), [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]] Korra is left confined to a wheelchair for at least two years. And as a bonus, that series of events was designed to make her feel useless in her role as the [[TheChosenOne Avatar]] (and kill the Avatar spirit forever), with her allies unintentionally adding to that by doing her job while she recovers. She prides herself on her strength and her role so this haunts her. Even when she gets out of the chair, a combination of trace poison in her system and her own doubts and fears leaves her a shadow of her former self for quite a while.
25th Oct '16 4:55:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tavros Nitram from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', whose misfortunes are [[TraumaCongaLine too plentiful to name here,]] although there's a delightfully comprehensive list in his entry of the [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} character page.]] Although his woobie-ness is not tied to his disability � he was still the universe's punching bag both before he was paralyzed and after he regained the use of his legs.

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* Tavros Nitram from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', whose misfortunes are [[TraumaCongaLine too plentiful to name here,]] although there's a delightfully comprehensive list in his entry of the [[Characters/{{Homestuck}} character page.]] Although his woobie-ness is not tied to his disability -- he was still the universe's punching bag both before he was paralyzed and after he regained the use of his legs.
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