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12th Dec '17 8:40:00 PM MasterN
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* [[VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls Monaca]] [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] this trope. [[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]] Monoca Towa from ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'' [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invokes]]]] invokes]] this trope. [[spoiler: she's 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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12th Dec '17 8:27:43 PM MasterN
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* Subverted in season 3 of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', in which one of the members of the "Axis of Anarchy" is a hot blond in a wheelchair, who turns out to be a total b-word and exploits her condition to manipulate people.

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* Subverted in season 3 of ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', in which one of the members of the "Axis of Anarchy" is a hot blond in a wheelchair, who turns out to be a total b-word bitch and exploits her condition to manipulate people.
11th Dec '17 9:56:55 AM Anddrix
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* WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' averts 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]].

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* WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}'' averts 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]] garnered [[AudienceAlienatingPremise controversy]].
17th Nov '17 2:23:30 AM LoveIsAllYouNeed
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* Chloe Reeves in ''Series/TheDumpingGround''. In a wheelchair after falling out of an upstairs window as a toddler due to neglect by her mother, and may or may not have been pushed by her older brother, the needlessly evil and conniving Ryan Reeves. She then spent years separated from her family, sending endless letters to Ryan that he never opened. And then, after finally being moved into the same kid's home as her brother, she's stuck in an endless cycle of being ignored by him, forgiving him, excusing his terrible deeds, and being manipulated and controlled by him. The poor kid...
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.
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