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16th Mar '16 8:01:14 AM Hvedekorn
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* This trope is one of two main gimmicks of ''YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', along with {{Magic Kiss}}es. Every arc revolves around at least one character with a hard life - usually one of the titular witches - that Yamada needs to help. The series is not afraid to play the JerkassWoobie card, though - many of the woobies of the week are rather uncooperative or even villainous until Yamada finds out what is troubling them and gets through to them.

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* This trope is one of two main gimmicks of ''YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', along with {{Magic Kiss}}es. Every arc revolves around at least one character with a hard life - usually one of the titular witches - that Yamada needs to help. The series is not afraid to play the JerkassWoobie card, though - many of the woobies of the week are rather uncooperative or even villainous until Yamada finds out what is troubling them and gets through to them.
16th Mar '16 7:58:02 AM Hvedekorn
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* This trope is one of two main gimmicks of ''YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', along with {{Magic Kiss}}es. Every arc revolves around at least one character with a hard life - usually one of the titular witches - that Yamada needs to help. The series is not afraid to play the JerkassWoobie card, though - many of the woobies of the week are rather uncooperative or even villainous until Yamada finds out what is troubling them and gets through to them.
31st Oct '15 11:34:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': A bunch of animal figurines that may or may not be God annoy heroine Jaye into helping strangers on a weekly basis.

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* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'': A bunch of animal figurines that may or may not be God annoy heroine Jaye into helping strangers on a weekly basis.



* ''TheLoveBoat'' likewise has a new set of guests every week, all of them looking for love on the cruise ship.
* ''QuantumLeap'' has this built into its premise: Bakula jumps into a new body every episode, and that person, or someone around him, is ''always'' in distress. The series catchphrase, his mission, is to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong; once that's accomplished, he leaps into the next body. It's heavily implied to be the result of divine intervention.

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* ''TheLoveBoat'' ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' likewise has a new set of guests every week, all of them looking for love on the cruise ship.
* ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' has this built into its premise: Bakula jumps into a new body every episode, and that person, or someone around him, is ''always'' in distress. The series catchphrase, his mission, is to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong; once that's accomplished, he leaps into the next body. It's heavily implied to be the result of divine intervention.
13th Jun '15 7:17:44 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''JoanOfArcadia'': Joan helps a new stranger every week at the suggestion of God himself.

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* ''JoanOfArcadia'': ''Series/JoanOfArcadia'': Joan helps a new stranger every week at the suggestion of God himself.
27th May '15 6:07:47 PM Adept
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* ''HibikiNoMahou'' has these, one of whom is Hibiki herself.

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* ''HibikiNoMahou'' ''Manga/HibikiNoMahou'' has these, one of whom is Hibiki herself.




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* Each ''Anime/HellGirl'' episode would focus on various troubled characters who is tormented by someone else, and how they are eventually driven to make a DealWithTheDevil to send their tormentors to hell.
22nd Jan '15 2:28:11 PM StFan
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* Characters in ''ParanoiaAgent'' are this, except most of them [[DownerEnding don't get happy endings]], while others receive [[GainaxEnding Gainax endings]].

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* Characters in ''ParanoiaAgent'' ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' are this, except most of them [[DownerEnding don't get happy endings]], while others receive [[GainaxEnding Gainax endings]].
{{Gainax ending}}s.
29th Aug '14 11:52:52 AM LinTaylor
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** Its predecessor ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' had a similar format where the Monsters of the Week were {{Jerkass Genie}}s who took the Victim's wish and warped it for their own ends, usually Woobie-fying them in the process. Protagonist Ryotaro would try to help the victims, initially taking some flak from some of his allies who insisted his only job is to protect the timestream, but his response was that helping the victims was part of that job too.
3rd Jul '14 11:38:10 AM Johnny2071
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* Characters in ''ParanoiaAgent'' are this, except most of them [[DownerEnding don't get happy endings]], while others receive [[GainaxEnding Gainax endings]].
11th Jun '14 5:58:10 PM Aiguille
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* Basically, every other OneShotCharacter in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' anime is one. It get annoying after a while, as the Senshi are perfectly fine helping out the character they barely know, but they spend no time with their actual friends. Remember [[BrotherChuck Naru]]? Usagi probably does not.

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* Basically, every other OneShotCharacter in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime is one. It get annoying after a while, as the Senshi are perfectly fine helping out the character they barely know, but they spend no time with their actual friends. Remember [[BrotherChuck Naru]]? Usagi probably does not.
24th May '14 11:28:13 PM BlueGangsta
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So we have MysteryOfTheWeek, where the heroes solve a new mystery ever week. And we have MonsterOfTheWeek, when the heroes fight a new bad guy every week. We even have PatientOfTheWeek, when the heroes are doctors and they help out a new sick person every week.

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So we have MysteryOfTheWeek, where the heroes solve a new mystery ever every week. And we have MonsterOfTheWeek, when the heroes fight a new bad guy every week. We even have PatientOfTheWeek, when the heroes are doctors and they help out a new sick person every week.
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