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6th Sep '17 2:57:12 PM Peteman
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* [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] this trope hard. [[spoiler: she's actually not wheelchair-bound, but [[ObfuscatingDisability pretends so]] because people are easier to manipulate [[WoundedGazelleGambit when she looks pathetically helpless]].]]

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* [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] this trope hard.trope. [[spoiler: she's actually not wheelchair-bound, but [[ObfuscatingDisability pretends so]] because people are easier to manipulate [[WoundedGazelleGambit when she looks pathetically helpless]].]]
4th Sep '17 7:38:37 AM Peteman
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* WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' averts this hard as rock. In fact, the entire purpose of the show is for Creator/JohnCallahan (A handicapped man himself) to say that wheelchair-bound people should not be pitied. Needless to say, [[BlackComedy this]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids has]] [[LoveItOrHateIt garnered]] [[AudienceAlienatingPremise controversy]].

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* WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' averts this hard as rock.this. In fact, the entire purpose of the show is for Creator/JohnCallahan (A handicapped man himself) to say that wheelchair-bound people should not be pitied. Needless to say, [[BlackComedy this]] [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids has]] [[LoveItOrHateIt garnered]] [[AudienceAlienatingPremise controversy]].
23rd Jul '17 7:17:13 PM TheTraveller
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*This seems to be the point of the ''Dragon Without Wings'' AU for ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet''. While little is (currently) known, the story seems to be Lilac becoming a paraplegic from being shot in the spine by Brevon, with Carol and Milla taking care of her. All that currently exists of this AU are a few images, such as [[http://masterperrymartin.deviantart.com/art/A-Dragon-Without-Her-Wings-650353565 this]].
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.]]
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