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17th Apr '16 5:24:47 AM G02
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* [[BreakTheBadass After a rather brutal series of events]] (including being badly poisoned and falling from not one, but several cliffs), [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]] is left confined to a wheelchair for an unknown amount of time.

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* [[BreakTheBadass After a rather brutal series of events]] (including being badly poisoned poisoned, nearly suffocated and falling from not one, but several cliffs), [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Korra]] is left confined to a wheelchair for an unknown amount at least two years. And as a bonus, that series of time.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.
28th Mar '16 11:14:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Diana in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', though her initial self-pity can keep people from feeling sorry for her in some cases. She quickly sheds her Woobie status once she finds her resolve, though.

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* Diana in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', though her initial self-pity can keep people from feeling sorry for her in some cases. She quickly sheds her Woobie status once she finds her resolve, joins the party, though.
28th Mar '16 11:14:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Diana in ''[[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen Sakura Wars V]]''. Her self pity can keep people from feeling sorry for her in some cases.

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* Diana in ''[[VideoGame/SakuraTaisen Sakura Wars V]]''. Her self pity ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove So Long, My Love]]'', though her initial self-pity can keep people from feeling sorry for her in some cases.cases. She quickly sheds her Woobie status once she finds her resolve, though.
27th Mar '16 8:26:53 PM nombretomado
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* John Locke from ''{{Series/Lost}}''.
* Matthew from ''DowntonAbbey'' is seen by many as this.
** Also Bates, who uses a cane due to an injury he got while serving in the military.

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* %%* John Locke from ''{{Series/Lost}}''.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'':
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Matthew from ''DowntonAbbey'' is seen by many as this.
** Also Bates, who uses a cane due to an injury he got while serving in the military.
19th Mar '16 2:15:56 AM Hossmeister
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20th Feb '16 2:48:57 AM PsiPaula4
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An easy way to mark someone as TheWoobie is to put them in a wheelchair. Crutches or other similarly visible impediments are common, too, but wheelchairs are the most common. Often their Woobie status is tied to how they ended up in the thing in the first place.

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An easy way to instantly mark someone as TheWoobie is to put them in a wheelchair. Crutches or other similarly visible impediments are common, too, common as well, but wheelchairs are the most common. Often Often, their Woobie status is tied to how they ended up in the thing in the first place.
31st Dec '15 1:24:22 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1378808.html#cutid1 This DC Superfriends story]]. It uses this trope for the younger audience.

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* [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1378808.html#cutid1 This DC Superfriends story]]. story.]] It uses this trope for the younger audience.
9th Dec '15 4:09:43 PM G02
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* Acro from the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game. [[spoiler:He lost his brother and his ability to walk to an accident that should have been just an innocent prank!]]

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* Acro from the second ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' game. [[spoiler:He lost his brother and his ability to walk to an accident that should have been just an innocent prank!]]prank! He's one of the series' very few {{Sympathetic Murderer}}s.]]



* "Huey" Emmerich, better known as Hal Emmerich's (i.e. [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Otacon's]]) father, is one in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', leading to a brief moment of FridgeLogic given that Otacon's {{Backstory}} involves Huey nearly drowning Hal's sister Emma in a swimming pool...which would be difficult to do from a wheelchair, to say the least. This appears to have been overcome by him upgrading himself to a lower-body exoskeleton in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''

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* "Huey" Emmerich, better known as Hal Emmerich's (i.e. [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Otacon's]]) father, is one in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', leading to a brief moment of FridgeLogic given that Otacon's {{Backstory}} involves Huey nearly drowning Hal's sister Emma in a swimming pool...which would be difficult to do from a wheelchair, to say the least. This appears to have been overcome by him upgrading himself to a lower-body exoskeleton in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. [[spoiler: He also stops being sympathetic and likable when his [[EvilIsPetty true colors]] are revealed, and by the time he loses the exoskeleton he's become a full-on HateSink.]]
9th Nov '15 11:52:07 AM SatoshiMiwa
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* [[VideoGame/DanganronpaUltraDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] this trope hard. [[spoiler: she's actually not wheelchair-bound, but pretends so because people are easier to manipulate [[WoundedGazelleGambit when she looks pathetically helpless]].]]

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* [[VideoGame/DanganronpaUltraDespairGirls [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] this trope hard. [[spoiler: she's actually not wheelchair-bound, but pretends so because people are easier to manipulate [[WoundedGazelleGambit when she looks pathetically helpless]].]]
9th Nov '15 11:50:10 AM SatoshiMiwa
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[[VideoGame/UltraDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: invokes]] this trope hard. [[spoiler: she's actually not wheelchair-bound, but pretends so because people are easier to manipulate [[WoundedGazelleGambit when she looks pathetically helpless]].]]

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[[VideoGame/UltraDespairGirls * [[VideoGame/DanganronpaUltraDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: invokes]] [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] this trope hard. [[spoiler: she's actually not wheelchair-bound, but pretends so because people are easier to manipulate [[WoundedGazelleGambit when she looks pathetically helpless]].]]
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