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10th May '16 5:57:19 AM JianGeGe
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* The ''KamenRider'' franchise is quite fond of applying this trope to a number of its villainous factions, particularly in the Heisei era. You can generally tell if a series will use this trope if one or more of the main characters is a member of the villainous factions' species. Notable examples include:
** ''KamenRiderFaiz'': The Orphnochs are humanity's next evolutionary step, but in order to achieve this step, most Orphnochs will have had to have die once, and to make matters worse, all Orphnochs suffer from an extremely limited life-span that can only be fixed if the Orphnoch King corrects their genetic deformity which also prevents them from being able to assume a human form again. While most Orphnochs are depicted as wanting to live in peace with humanity, many are coerced by villainous Orphnochs into attacking humans lest they themselves be targeted, and when their existence becomes known to the public? Humanity attempts to exterminate them.
** ''KamenRiderOOO'': The Greeed are Homunculi born of pure desire, created by a King 800 years ago. Their creation involved 10 Core Medals which contain their essence, but the King removed and destroyed one Core Medal from each set, thus resulting in an innate desire within the Greeed to fill the gap that is the loss of their tenth Core Medal. Existing as a Greeed is depicted as having an extremely distorted experience of reality, and as their very nature is to desire their lost Core Medal which had already been destroyed, they are quite physically incapable of ever achieving any sense of satisfaction, even if they were to possess the other 9 of their Core Medals.
** ''KamenRiderDrive'': The Roidmudes are a species of android designed by a scientist by the name of Dr. Banno. Banno corrupted the Roidmudes by influencing them with negative human emotions, thereby forcing them into conflict with humanity. With no means to reproduce, their numbers dwindle as the series goes on, and their eventual extermination is treated as a tragedy that could have been avoided had Banno not abused them.
30th Mar '16 9:48:21 AM AdmiralKratis
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* ''Literature/ImminentDangerAndHowToFlyStraightIntoIt'' features the Claktills, small friendly beings whose SuicidalPacifism meant they didn't resist when the Rakorsians came to destroy their planet. They escaped its destruction, but have since become favourite victims of the Ssrisk, who exploit their pacifism by using them as slave labour and pets. The Psilosians have tried to help them, but the Claktill are now stuck on run-down Psilosian ships wandering through space without a home, slowly being picked off by criminals and still unable to defend themselves.
2nd Feb '16 3:28:09 PM gophergiggles
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* While it's a bit of a stretch to call them a "species", the various creations of the [[BigBad Other Mother]] are all likely to garner a few tears from the audience since they are bound to her and forced to do her bidding whether they want to or not. Both Other!Wybee and Other!Father genuinely care for Coraline and both [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice themselves]] to help her, while the others like Other!Bobinsky seem to be ObliviouslyEvil at best.
19th Jan '16 6:48:10 PM Theokal3
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** the Draenei had the large majority of their species willingly turn into demons through a DealWithTheDevil, while they were forced to abandon their homeworld and spend the rest of their life running away from said demons, who want them dead for having the guts to refuse the deal (in fact, their very name mean "the Exiled" in their language). [[YankTheDogsChain They eventually found a new home on a world they named Draenor, where they started to cohabit relatively peacefully with the native Orcs, only for the Demons to eventually find them again and corrupt the Orcs, turning them into blood-thirsty barbarians who proceeded to almost exterminate them]].

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** the Draenei had the large majority of their species willingly turn into demons through a DealWithTheDevil, while they were forced to abandon their homeworld and spend the rest of their life running away from said demons, who want them dead for having the guts to refuse the deal (in fact, their very name mean "the Exiled" in their language). [[YankTheDogsChain They eventually found a new home on a world they named Draenor, where they started to cohabit relatively peacefully with the native Orcs, only for the Demons to eventually find them again and corrupt the Orcs, turning them into blood-thirsty barbarians who proceeded to almost exterminate them]]. ''Then'' Draenor was destroyed and reduced to a floating wasteland, and a good chunk of the surviving Draenei ended up corrupt, turning into parodies of themselves. Even in an alternate timeline where the Orcs' corruption was prevented, the Draenei ''still'' ended up almost slaughtered by them because the one who prevented said corruption happened to be an Orc supremacist.
19th Jan '16 6:42:29 PM Theokal3
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* ''VideoGame/WarCraft'':
** The Blood Elves (formerly High Elves) originally were a powerful kingdom until they suffered an invasion from [[TheUndead the Scourge]], which resulted in a good chunk of their population being slaughtered, and their source of magic energy, the Sunwell, being corrupted. Turned out they had developped an drug-like addiction to magic, so after losing their source, they started suffering a devouring thirst for magic. They tried to join the Alliance in the effort to fight the Scourge, only for their human allies to [[FantasticRacism treat them with disdain]], with their prince almost getting executed by his particularly bigoted superior. In dispair, [[TragicVillain said prince ended up joining a demon in an attempt to save his people from their magic addiction,]] [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget only to end up corrupt as a result and turning against the same people he tried to protect.]] Only at the end of ''Burning Crusade'' do things start to finally get better for them.
** the Draenei had the large majority of their species willingly turn into demons through a DealWithTheDevil, while they were forced to abandon their homeworld and spend the rest of their life running away from said demons, who want them dead for having the guts to refuse the deal (in fact, their very name mean "the Exiled" in their language). [[YankTheDogsChain They eventually found a new home on a world they named Draenor, where they started to cohabit relatively peacefully with the native Orcs, only for the Demons to eventually find them again and corrupt the Orcs, turning them into blood-thirsty barbarians who proceeded to almost exterminate them]].
12th Dec '15 12:08:17 PM eedwardgrey3
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* The Diclonii in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' are treated as less than animals, tortured and experimented on and slaughtered without hesitation or mercy. Ostensibly this terrible treatment is because Diclonii will eventually wipe out humanity, but it's clear that this is simply a SelfFulfillingProphecy caused by [[HumansAreBastards humans' own bastardry]].
3rd Nov '15 12:40:10 PM littlebeeper
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* Sharks. Thanks to [[Film/{{Jaws}} a certain movie]] they have [[TheDreaded an irreparably horrible reputation]], despite killing fewer people than dogs and the vast majority of species harmless to humans. Around a hundred million sharks are killed every year for no good reason, and most people don't see anything wrong with this. Not helped at all by humans who like talking about how cute and harmless the animals known to tear sharks and other animals apart [[ForTheEvulz for fun]] are (dolphins and orcas).

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* Sharks. Thanks to [[Film/{{Jaws}} a certain movie]] they have [[TheDreaded an irreparably horrible reputation]], despite killing fewer people than dogs and the vast majority of species are harmless to humans. Around a hundred million sharks are killed every year for no good reason, and most people don't see anything wrong with this. Not helped at all by humans who like talking about how cute and harmless the animals known to tear sharks and other animals apart [[ForTheEvulz for fun]] are (dolphins and orcas).
3rd Nov '15 12:38:28 PM littlebeeper
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** The drell. Even more of an endangered species then the quarians and would have gone extinct altogether if the hanar hadn't come to their aid. Unfortunately the environment of the hanar homeworld isn't compatible with drell biology, the high humidity causing an incurable, progressive and ultimately fatal condition called Kepral's Syndrome which is the leading cause of death among drell.

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** The drell. Even more of an endangered species then than the quarians and would have gone extinct altogether if the hanar hadn't come to their aid. Unfortunately the environment of the hanar homeworld isn't compatible with drell biology, the high humidity causing an incurable, progressive and ultimately fatal condition called Kepral's Syndrome which is the leading cause of death among drell.
29th Sep '15 10:28:39 PM Extraintrovert
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The reasons for this can vary. Maybe they are [[DyingRace endangered]]. Maybe they are [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch misunderstood]] or [[FantasticRacism discriminated against]]. Maybe they're [[SlaveRace enslaved]] or [[HenchmenRace made into hapless mooks]] [[SympatheticSentientWeapon especially if they're made sympathetic]]. Whatever the reason, the audience and/or characters in-universe feel sorry for them.

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The reasons for this can vary. Maybe they are [[DyingRace endangered]]. Maybe they are [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch misunderstood]] or [[FantasticRacism discriminated against]]. Maybe they're [[SlaveRace enslaved]] or [[HenchmenRace made into hapless mooks]] mooks]], [[SympatheticSentientWeapon especially if they're made sympathetic]]. Whatever the reason, the audience and/or characters in-universe feel sorry for them.



* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''already'' a CrapsackWorld, offers for its Woobie Species [[spoiler:The Witches]]. Yes, [[spoiler:the monsters of the week are the woobies here]]. Why? Well, [[spoiler:Witches were formerly Puella Magi that have gone past the DespairEventHorizon and became monsters]]. It's worth the extra mention that [[spoiler:the Puella Magi who were already woobies become Witches at some point]].
** The ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'' movie offers [[spoiler:''the Incubators'', now a slave species under Homucifer's heel. It speaks to just how massive things have changed that a picture of a bloodied and beaten Kyubey, long WishFulfillment fuel for their actions in the series, can now invoke pity.]]
* The Sekirei in the [[{{Manga/Sekirei}} series]] of the same name, a race of battle aliens forced to participate in a game where ThereCanBeOnlyOne. This involves seeking out their OneTrueLove and then fighting to the death against the rest of their kind with the knowledge only one will be allowed to stay with their Ashikabi. Out of the OneHundredAndEight, the vast majority are MonsterMunch or {{Red Shirt}}s with absolutely no hope of winning against their more powerful elders, the Single Numbers. This leads many pairs to attempt to flee the capital, only to be hunted down and slaughtered by the [[HeroKiller Discipline Squad]].
* The cursed children from ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'', lolis born with the Gastrea virus in their blood, the same virus that turn people into EldritchAbomination. How society treats the cursed children is sickeningly in Jim Crow law levels (from public flogging and lynching to forced segregation and even PoliceBrutality). [[spoiler: It also doesn't help to note that because the cursed children are born with the said virus, they'll eventually turn into EldritchAbomination anyways in a much slower rate. It gets worse for them when the government plans to strip them away from their citizenship and plan a genocide against them.]]

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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', ''already'' a CrapsackWorld, offers for its Woobie Species [[spoiler:The Witches]]. Yes, [[spoiler:the monsters of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' have [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination the week are the woobies here]]. Why? Well, [[spoiler:Witches were formerly Witches]], former Puella Magi that have gone past the DespairEventHorizon and became monsters]]. It's worth the extra mention that [[spoiler:the Puella Magi who were already woobies become Witches at some point]].
** The ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]]'' movie offers [[spoiler:''the Incubators'', now a slave species under Homucifer's heel. It speaks to just how massive things have changed that a picture of a bloodied
After this is revealed killing them becomes less about saving people and beaten Kyubey, long WishFulfillment fuel for their actions in the series, can now invoke pity.]]
more about performing a MercyKill.
* The Sekirei title creatures in the [[{{Manga/Sekirei}} series]] of the same name, ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', a race of battle aliens forced to participate in a game where ThereCanBeOnlyOne. This involves seeking out their OneTrueLove and then fighting to the death against the rest of their kind with the knowledge only one will be allowed to stay with their Ashikabi. Out of the OneHundredAndEight, the vast majority are MonsterMunch or {{Red Shirt}}s with absolutely no hope of winning against their more powerful elders, the Single Numbers. This leads many pairs to attempt to flee the capital, only to be hunted down and slaughtered by the [[HeroKiller Discipline Squad]].
* The cursed children from ''LightNovel/BlackBullet'', lolis young girls born with the Gastrea virus in their blood, the same virus that turn people into EldritchAbomination.{{Eldritch Abomination}}s. How society treats the cursed children is sickeningly in Jim Crow law levels (from public flogging and lynching to forced segregation and even PoliceBrutality). [[spoiler: It also doesn't help to note that [[spoiler:And because the cursed children are born with the said virus, they'll eventually turn into EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations anyways in a much slower rate. It gets worse for them when the government plans to strip them away from their citizenship and plan a genocide against them.]]]]
* The Diclonii in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' are treated as less than animals, tortured and experimented on and slaughtered without hesitation or mercy. Ostensibly this terrible treatment is because Diclonii will eventually wipe out humanity, but it's clear that this is simply a SelfFulfillingProphecy caused by [[HumansAreBastards humans' own bastardry]].
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has Beastmen, despite being the {{mooks}} of the first half's BigBad. They're an artificial species created by Lordgenome for the sole purpose of serving him and killing humans on the surface, incapable of reproducing without cloning, and because they lack spiral power they CantCatchUp to humans who've unlocked it, swiftly slaughtered and left irrelevant.



* The Jaguarians from ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'', big time. For starter, they ''all'' suffer from birth a particular kind of sickness called "Chakounia", which causes them to turn into [[TheBerserker mindless blood-thirsty beasts]] whenever they are in proximity of other Jaguarians or anything related to their civilization; said sickness can only be contained thanks to a jewel called Katseye which acts as a RestrainingBolt, and being too brutally separated from their Katseye can cause serious psychological damages, from amnesia to flat out turning you AxeCrazy. And as if that wasn't enough, [[FantasticRacism humans absolutely hate them and constantly hunt them down like beasts]], either to [[FinalSolution exterminate them]] or take them as slaves and force them to battle other monsters in bloody gladiator-like fights. By the time the series takes place, the whole species only managed to survive by turning their city into a HiddenElfVillage thanks to [[BargainWithHeaven a deal with a God]].

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* The Jaguarians from ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'', big time. For starter, they ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'' ''all'' suffer from birth a particular kind of sickness called "Chakounia", which causes them to turn into [[TheBerserker mindless blood-thirsty beasts]] whenever they are in proximity of other Jaguarians or anything related to their civilization; said sickness can only be contained thanks to a jewel called Katseye which acts as a RestrainingBolt, and being too brutally separated from their Katseye can cause serious psychological damages, from amnesia to flat out turning you AxeCrazy. And as if that wasn't enough, AxCrazy. [[FantasticRacism humans Humans absolutely hate them and constantly hunt them down like beasts]], either to [[FinalSolution exterminate them]] or take them as slaves and force them to battle other monsters in bloody gladiator-like fights. By the time the series takes place, the whole species only managed to survive by turning their city into a HiddenElfVillage thanks to [[BargainWithHeaven a deal with a God]].



* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/87434/mirrors-in-shadows Mirrors In Shadows]]'' by author ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TonicPlotter TonicPlotter]]'' portrays changelings as this. They are every bit as intelligent as ponies but operate on BlueAndOrangeMorality, and drive themselves to enforce a HiveMind mentality (going so far as to not name themselves) to cope with how they constantly need to imitate ponies just to feed. Since they feed on love via VampiricDraining, a pony will die if they stay too long meaning if they ever actually find a pony they love, they have no choice but to abandon them. Be warned, it is ''[[TearJerker sad]]''.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/87434/mirrors-in-shadows Mirrors In Shadows]]'' by author ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/TonicPlotter TonicPlotter]]'' portrays changelings as this. They are every bit as intelligent as ponies but operate on BlueAndOrangeMorality, and drive themselves to enforce a HiveMind mentality (going so far as to not name themselves) to cope with how they constantly need to imitate ponies just to feed. Since they feed on love via VampiricDraining, a pony will die if they stay too long meaning if they ever actually find a pony they love, they have no choice but to abandon them. Be warned, it is ''[[TearJerker sad]]''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', humans themselves because Earth was destroyed by the Drej, making humans galactic drifters.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'', ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' has humans themselves themselves, because Earth was destroyed by the Drej, making humans galactic drifters.



* [[spoiler: The Grungies]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Movie''.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'': [[spoiler: The dragons themselves when it's revealed they're enslaved by a dragon queen, forced to wage war against Vikings to get her food (resulting in thousands of deaths) and get hardly anything to survive on themselves. No wonder [[{{TheWoobie}} Hiccup]] was so drawn to them.]]

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* %%* [[spoiler: The Grungies]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Movie''.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'': [[spoiler: The ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' has [[spoiler:the dragons themselves themselves, when it's revealed they're enslaved by a dragon queen, the Red Death, forced to wage war against Vikings to get her food (resulting in thousands of deaths) and get hardly anything to survive on themselves. No wonder [[{{TheWoobie}} Hiccup]] was so drawn to them.]]



* The Ewoks from ''Franchise/StarWars''.

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* %%* The Ewoks from ''Franchise/StarWars''.



* The Thermians from ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. They all seem relatively peaceful and innocent, but they're also under attack by another alien species intent on wiping them out. On top of that, they have no concept of fiction, meaning that they end up mistaking a StarTrek-esque show from Earth as the real deal and model their entire society after it before finally recruiting the cast of the show to try and save them from the aforementioned genocidal aliens (and they take it pretty hard when they find out none of it was actually real.)

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* The Thermians from ''Film/GalaxyQuest''. They all seem relatively peaceful and innocent, but they're also under attack by another alien species intent on wiping them out. On top of that, they have no concept of fiction, meaning that they end up mistaking a StarTrek-esque ''Franchise/StarTrek''-esque show from Earth as the real deal and model their entire society after it before finally recruiting the cast of the show to try and save them from the aforementioned genocidal aliens (and they take it pretty hard when they find out none of it was actually real.)real).



* Many aliens in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' apply.
** The Yeerks are the misunderstood variety...[[JerkassWoobie for the most part]]. They are basically blind, sapient slugs who only take hosts to compensate for their biology. Only those in power and those seeking power can be said to be really evil, as most of them are either swept up in the propaganda or afraid to challenge superiors.
** The Taxxons suffer from terrible HorrorHunger.
** The Hork-Bajir were nearly wiped out in an attempt to deprive the Yeerks of hosts.
** Gedds seem to be inferior to many species in just about every way. And they are the basic Yeerk host.
* The House elves in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* In Creator/DavidBrin's Literature/{{Uplift}} saga, humans themselves are presented as a WoobieSpecies. Most aliens despise or hate them as an upstart rogue species that never had a proper upbringing, but even in-universe a few view them as TheWoobie.

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* Many aliens in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' apply.
''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** The Yeerks are the misunderstood variety... [[JerkassWoobie for the most part]]. They are basically blind, sapient slugs who only take hosts to compensate for their biology. Only those in power and those seeking power can be said to be really evil, as most of them are either swept up in the propaganda or afraid to challenge superiors.
** The Taxxons suffer from terrible HorrorHunger.
HorrorHunger so overwhelming that any wounded will be quickly devoured by their brethren, and if they go too long without food they will eat ''themselves''. Eventually [[spoiler:the entire species {{Mode Lock}}s themselves in morph just to escape it.]]
** The Hork-Bajir were nearly peaceful, none-too-bright herbivores until the Yeerks wanted them as shock troops. Many were abducted and turned into hosts, and the remainder were wiped out in an attempt to deprive the Yeerks of hosts.
hosts (which failed, as the Yeerks already had enough for a viable breeding population).
** Gedds seem to be inferior to many species in just about every way. And they are because they're the basic Yeerk host.
host, almost none of them are free.
* The House elves in ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
''Literature/HarryPotter'' have a physiological compunction to serve and be ordered around by other species. There is a big element of HappinessInSlavery, but it's clear that most House elves outside of Hogwarts are viciously abused and mistreated.
* In Creator/DavidBrin's Literature/{{Uplift}} saga, ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' saga has humans themselves are presented as a WoobieSpecies.themselves. Most aliens despise or hate them as an upstart rogue species that never had a proper upbringing, but even in-universe a few view them as TheWoobie.



* Literature/{{Discworld}} goblins. Of all the intelligent humanoids on the Disc, FantasticRacism may hit them the hardest - they face poverty and social marginalization wherever they live, and in many areas aren't legally considered people and can be murdered and enslaved with impunity.
** Possibly Literature/{{Discworld}} orcs as well. They're considerably less pathetic than the goblins, but it's not as if they ''wanted'' to be bioengineered cannon fodder in someone else's war. The only named orc character is a woobie in his own right.
* The Nephilim of the ''Hush, Hush'' series. Their entire purpose is to be tracked down by fallen angels and be [[MindRape mindraped]] into spending the rest of their lives in the service of said fallen angels. Said service consists of the fallen angels possessing their bodies for two weeks out of every year, and using them for physical sensations that are usually sex. [[AndIMustScream While the Nephilim are still conscious in their possessed bodies]]. Also, WordOfGod states that Nephilim become immortal and frozen at the age they are when they are forced into the service of fallen angels, so they get to look forward to an eternity of this treatment.
* The Acharis in Literature/TheNeverendingStory, hideous worm-like creatures who hate themselves for being so ugly and who spend their lives crying as a result.
* The obscure StarWarsExpandedUniverse species known as the Evocii, the original inhabitants of the planet that would come to be known as Nal Hutta. The Hutts conquered them, stripped them of their rights, and polluted their planet so badly most of them become horribly deformed, and what's more unlike a lot of oppressed species such as the Chevs and the Nikto, they don't even get a happy ending under the New Republic, as it's implied that the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] killed them all during their conquest of Nal Hutta.

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* Literature/{{Discworld}} goblins. ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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Of all the intelligent humanoids on the Disc, FantasticRacism may hit them the goblins the hardest - they face poverty and social marginalization wherever they live, and in many areas aren't legally considered people and can be murdered and enslaved with impunity.
** Possibly Literature/{{Discworld}} orcs as well. They're Orcs are considerably less pathetic than the goblins, but it's not as if they ''wanted'' to be bioengineered bio-engineered cannon fodder in someone else's war. The only named orc character is a woobie in his own right.
* The Nephilim of the ''Hush, Hush'' ''Literature/HushHush'' series. Their entire purpose is to be tracked down by fallen angels and be [[MindRape mindraped]] {{Mind Rape}}d into spending the rest of their lives in the service of said fallen angels. Said service consists of the fallen angels possessing their bodies for two weeks out of every year, and using them for physical sensations that are usually sex. [[AndIMustScream While the Nephilim are still conscious in their possessed bodies]]. Also, WordOfGod states that Nephilim become immortal and frozen at the age they are when they are forced into the service of fallen angels, so they get to look forward to an eternity of this treatment.
* The Acharis in Literature/TheNeverendingStory, ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', hideous worm-like creatures who hate themselves for being so ugly and who spend their lives crying as a result.
* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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The obscure StarWarsExpandedUniverse species known as the Evocii, the original inhabitants of the planet that would come to be known as Nal Hutta. The Hutts conquered them, stripped them of their rights, and polluted their planet so badly most of them become horribly deformed, and what's more unlike a lot of oppressed species such as the Chevs and the Nikto, they don't even get a happy ending under the New Republic, as it's implied that the [[Literature/NewJediOrder Yuuzhan Vong]] killed them all during their conquest of Nal Hutta.Hutta.
** [[YoyoPlotPoint No matter the time period]], Wookiees are almost always being [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture enslaved]] en masse or killed to the point of extinction. Even during times of relative safety the wider galaxy still views them as primitives or musclebound thugs.



** The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil koloss]] are a JerkassWoobie species. Created by [[EvilOverlord the Lord Ruler]] to act as shock troops, koloss [[spoiler: are humans who have forcibly undergone and stomach-churning physical and mental transformation that leaves them enormous, mentally-stunted berserkers. No longer able to derive joy from anything but killing- koloss only have two emotions, apathetic and enraged- they vaguely remember that they were once human and still should be, but no longer know exactly what that was like. Like their "cousins" the kandra, they are also open to being controlled by the same dark god]].

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** The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil koloss]] are a JerkassWoobie species. Created by [[EvilOverlord the Lord Ruler]] to act as shock troops, koloss [[spoiler: are [[spoiler:are humans who have forcibly undergone and stomach-churning physical and mental transformation that leaves them been transformed into enormous, mentally-stunted berserkers. No longer Only able to derive joy from anything but killing- koloss only have experience two emotions, apathetic and enraged- enraged, they vaguely remember that they were once human and still should be, but no longer know exactly what that was like. Like their "cousins" the kandra, they are also open to being controlled by the same dark god]]. god.]]



* The Ood from "Series/DoctorWho", are enslaved, exploited, and have their natural telepathic field dampened, for 200 years. The Tivolians also qualify: their planet is the most conquered in the galaxy.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Ood from "Series/DoctorWho", are were enslaved, exploited, and have had their natural telepathic field dampened, for 200 years. Fortunately the Doctor arrived to help, and they made strides to repair their culture and civilisation.
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The planet of the Tivolians also qualify: their planet is the most conquered in the galaxy.galaxy. However, after one of them sacrifices an innocent person in attempt to save themself, the Doctor notes that they're also one of the ''oldest'' races in the galaxy. "Your cowardice isn't quaint, it's sly."
** Cybermen are people jammed into metal life support suits, stripped of all emotion ([[InformedAbility supposedly]]) and sensation, with no goal other than converting more people to Cybermen. The original Cybermen from Mondas were ordinary people who went the {{Transhuman}} route to try and save their species from the degrading conditions on their world, but because CyberneticsEatYourSoul they [[MotiveDecay no longer recall]] why they did this to themselves and now seek only to survive and propagate their "species".
** The reboot series frequently attempts to portray the Daleks as a JerkassWoobie species, deliberately designed to feel nothing but hate for all other life and having no purpose other than [[CatchPhrase extermination]].
-->'''The Doctor''': Sealed inside your casing. Not feeling anything, ''ever'', from birth to death, locked inside a cold metal cage. Completely alone. That explains your voice. No wonder you '''scream'''.



* The [[SpaceElves Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are more of a "JerkassWoobie Species", but they fit into this trope. After all, not only does ''[[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou everything]]'' [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou want them dead]], but they have a literal GodOfEvil [[note]]that they admittedly created[[/note]] whose greatest desire is to claim their souls and force them into a literal Hell. And they're all painfully aware of this.
** Humans also count for the same reason, although minus the GodOfEvil part. Yeah, they're xenophobic bastards, but the other alien races give them every reason to be.

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* The [[SpaceElves Eldar]] of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are more of a "JerkassWoobie Species", but after their ancestors birthed the [[GodOfEvil god of depravity]] which destroyed their empire they're a DyingRace, scattered into tiny pockets and inevitably falling into extinction as they're killed off by the [[CrapsackWorld ludicrously hostile galaxy]]. And after they fit into this trope. After all, not only does ''[[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou everything]]'' [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou want them dead]], but they have a literal GodOfEvil [[note]]that they admittedly created[[/note]] whose greatest desire die, said depravity god is waiting to claim their souls and force them into a literal Hell. And they're all painfully aware of this.
** Humans also count for the same reason, although minus the GodOfEvil part. Yeah, they're xenophobic bastards, but the other alien races give them every reason to be.
souls.



* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' series:

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* ''VideoGame/StarControl'' series:''VideoGame/StarControl'':



** The Utwig are horribly depressed because they accidentally broke their Ultron, which is the most important MacGuffin in the history of their society. Of course, there is a quest where you can fix it.
** The [[spoiler:[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Ur-Quan]], whose entire civilization was enslaved by tyrannical [[TheHypnotoad Hypnotoads]] and reclaimed their freedom only after a lengthy campaign of mind control-disrupting self-torture. Small wonder half of them became control freaks and the other half became {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s.]]
** The Androsynth, although they are not, strictly speaking, a separate species: they are humans, just like the Earthlings. First, they get enslaved by the rest of humanity. Then, after they finally escape and settle a planet of their own, they get enslaved again, this time by the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za. Then, when they start doing research into inter-dimensional fatigue (looking for a way to escape slavery again? Remember, they escaped from slavery the first time by discovering hyperspace, the first humans to do so), the Ariloulaleelay, who had worked so hard to protect humanity from the Orz, do nothing to warn them of the dangers. Sure enough, they break the dimensional barrier and unleash the Orz, who proceed to wipe them out in some mysterious manner. So, enslaved, enslaved, exterminated. To make matters worse, the games hardly acknowledge how tragic and unfair their fate was. In the second game, Earth seems perfectly happy to welcome the Orz to the New Alliance, never mind that the Orz had already wiped out half the human race.

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** The Utwig are horribly depressed because they accidentally broke their Ultron, which is the most important MacGuffin in the history of their society. Of course, Although, there is a quest where you can fix it.
** The entire [[spoiler:[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Ur-Quan]], whose entire Ur-Quan]]]] civilization was enslaved by tyrannical [[TheHypnotoad Hypnotoads]] and reclaimed their freedom only after a lengthy campaign of mind control-disrupting self-torture. Small wonder half [[spoiler:half of them became control freaks and the other half became {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s.]]
** ** The Androsynth, although they are not, strictly speaking, a separate species: they are humans, just like the Earthlings. First, they get enslaved by the rest of humanity. Then, after they finally escape and settle a planet of their own, they get enslaved again, this time by the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za. Then, when they start doing research into inter-dimensional fatigue (looking for a way to escape slavery again? Remember, they escaped from slavery the first time by discovering hyperspace, the first humans to do so), the Ariloulaleelay, who had worked so hard to protect humanity from the Orz, do nothing to warn them of the dangers. Sure enough, they break the dimensional barrier and unleash the Orz, who proceed to wipe them out in some mysterious manner. So, enslaved, enslaved, exterminated. To make matters worse, the The games hardly acknowledge how tragic and unfair their fate was. In the second game, Earth seems perfectly happy to welcome the Orz to the New Alliance, never mind that the Orz had already wiped out half the human race.



* Franchise/MassEffect Examples:
** The [[spoiler:[[BenevolentPrecursors Protheans]]. They get invaded by the AbusivePrecursors, all but a few scientists are mind-controlled, warped into BeePeople, and implanted with enough technology to be possessed by their commander without notice. The remaining scientists went into cryo-sleep to wait out the invasion, which took so long that very few were left by the time the VI in charge thought it safe enough to wake them up. Their reward? Dying of starvation in the very deathtrap that doomed their species to oblivion, with the hope that future species would catch on before the invaders return. However, they are also a JerkassWoobie species, as according to Javik, they were a ''very'' [[EvilutionaryBiologist brutal]] and imperialistic [[TheEmpire empire]]]]
** Also, despite being one of the main enemy species, the geth. [[spoiler:In the infancy of their sapience, the quarians attempted to destroy them all simply for having become self-aware. Despite the situation, they remained almost depressingly cooperative and friendly to the quarians before the war over Rannoch broke out. Even afterwards, they are still more than willing to make peace, but are forced into siding with the Reapers in self-defense because the quarians are trying to exterminate them ''again''.]]

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* Franchise/MassEffect Examples:
''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** The [[spoiler:[[BenevolentPrecursors Protheans]]. They get invaded by [[BenevolentPrecursors Protheans]] got wiped out in a galactic genocide over the AbusivePrecursors, all but course of centuries, the only survivors a few scientists who sacrificed themselves [[spoiler:so they could FlingALightIntoTheFuture]]. Then it's revealed that some of them are mind-controlled, still around, [[spoiler:mind-controlled and warped into BeePeople, and implanted with enough technology to be possessed by their commander without notice. The remaining scientists went into cryo-sleep to wait out the invasion, which took so long that very few were left by the time the VI in charge thought it safe enough to wake them up. Their reward? Dying of starvation in the very deathtrap that doomed their species to oblivion, with the hope that future species would catch on before the invaders return. BeePeople]]. However, they are statements made by [[spoiler:Javik]] show them to be also a JerkassWoobie species, as according to Javik, they were a ''very'' [[EvilutionaryBiologist brutal]] and imperialistic [[TheEmpire empire]]]]
species.
** Also, despite Despite being one of the main enemy species, species in the first game, the geth. [[spoiler:In In the infancy of their sapience, the quarians attempted to destroy them all simply for having become self-aware. Despite the situation, they [[spoiler:they remained almost depressingly cooperative and friendly to the quarians before the war over Rannoch broke out. Even afterwards, they are still more than willing to make peace, but are forced into siding with the Reapers in self-defense because the quarians are trying to exterminate them ''again''.]] ]]



** The drell. Even more of an endangered species then the quarians and would have gone extinct altogether if the hanar hadn't come to their aid. Unfortunately the environment of the hanar homeworld isn't compatible with drell biology, specifically there's a lot of water vapor in the atmosphere which in drell causes an incurable, progressive and ultimately fatal condition called Kepral's Syndrome which is their leading cause of death.
** The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan]] are a [[JerkassWoobie complicated]] [[GreyAndGrayMorality case]]. They are all infected with a SterilityPlague that has driven them roughly over the DespairEventHorizon as a species, and most of them have given up on fighting honorably and have become bounty hunters and {{Death Seeker}}s. However, the SterilityPlague was released [[GreyAndGrayMorality in self-defense by the Turians and Salarians after the Krogan were slaughtering them by the thousands]] in attempts to conquer the galaxy. So, in a way, they are responsible for the situation they are in. Also, the Genophage is designed so that the Krogan can overcome it and survive should they learn to stop fighting. [[spoiler:However, this trope slowly becomes more straight when it is revealed through talking with Mordin that not only are they culturally behind, they're actually ''[[HollywoodEvolution unevolved]]''. They were only able to wreak the havoc they did because the Salarians "uplifted" them by giving them space-faring technology that [[YouAreNotReady they weren't ready to have]] to help fight a war for them. As Mordin put it, it's like giving nuclear weapons to cavemen (kind of a bad analogy though, since they already had nuclear weapons). The main reason they were trying to conquer so much was not just out of power-thirst, but because they'd [[DeathWorld made their homeworld nigh-uninhabitable.]] And in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' it's revealed that they were on the brink of cultural renaissance before the Rachni Wars.]]
** [[ScaryDogmaticAliens The Batarians:]] sure, they're [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture slave-driving]] [[AliensAreBastards jerkwads]] who basically exist to oppose the Alliance/Shepard in the backstory, Mass Effect 1 DLC and in Mass Effect 2, but they're basically a paper tiger that's been on the decline for years. Their government is an oppressive dictatorship enforcing a brutal caste system, and they repeatedly get trounced by the Alliance whenever the two come into conflict. They lose an entire system, along with 300,000 civilians, when Shepard smashes an asteroid into a Mass Relay during ''Arrival'' to prevent the reapers from using it to invade. ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' cranks this UpToEleven when it's revealed that the Reapers [[spoiler:just walked into batarian space anyway a few months later, almost exterminating them, turning their captives into huskified slaves, and sent the survivors fleeing across the galaxy.]] And even after joining the galactic war effort, their troops still face serious prejudice to horrifying levels, if [[http://blog.bioware.com/2012/04/20/concerned-batarians-explain-that-medigel-works-on-them-too-alliance-news-network/ this blog post]] is true.

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** The drell. Even more of an endangered species then the quarians and would have gone extinct altogether if the hanar hadn't come to their aid. Unfortunately the environment of the hanar homeworld isn't compatible with drell biology, specifically there's a lot of water vapor in the atmosphere which in drell causes high humidity causing an incurable, progressive and ultimately fatal condition called Kepral's Syndrome which is their the leading cause of death.
death among drell.
** The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan]] are a [[JerkassWoobie complicated]] [[GreyAndGrayMorality complicated case]]. They are all infected with a SterilityPlague that has driven them roughly over the DespairEventHorizon as a species, and most of them have given up on fighting honorably and have become bounty hunters and {{Death Seeker}}s. However, the SterilityPlague was released [[GreyAndGrayMorality in self-defense by the Turians and Salarians after the Krogan were slaughtering them by the thousands]] started a galactic war]] in attempts to conquer the galaxy. So, in a way, they are responsible for the situation they are in. Also, the Genophage is designed so that the Krogan can overcome it and survive should they learn to stop fighting. [[spoiler:However, this trope slowly becomes more straight when it is revealed through talking with Mordin that not only are they culturally behind, they're actually ''[[HollywoodEvolution unevolved]]''. They were only able to wreak the havoc they did only because the Salarians "uplifted" them by giving them space-faring technology that [[YouAreNotReady they weren't ready to have]] to help fight a war for them. As Mordin put it, it's like giving nuclear weapons to cavemen (kind of a bad analogy though, since they already had nuclear weapons).them]]. The main reason they were trying to conquer so much was not just out of power-thirst, but because they'd [[DeathWorld made their homeworld nigh-uninhabitable.]] And in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' it's [[spoiler:it's revealed that they were on the brink of cultural renaissance before the Rachni Wars.]]
** [[ScaryDogmaticAliens The Batarians:]] sure, they're Batarians]] were only shown as [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture slave-driving]] [[AliensAreBastards jerkwads]] who basically exist to oppose the Alliance/Shepard slavers]], mercs and terrorists in the backstory, Mass Effect 1 DLC and in Mass Effect 2, but they're basically a paper tiger that's been on the decline for years. Their government is an oppressive dictatorship enforcing a brutal caste system, and they repeatedly get trounced by the Alliance whenever the first two come into conflict. They lose an entire system, along with 300,000 civilians, when Shepard smashes an asteroid into a Mass Relay during ''Arrival'' to prevent the reapers from using it to invade. games. But in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' cranks this UpToEleven when it's revealed that the [[spoiler:the Reapers [[spoiler:just walked into batarian space anyway a few months later, almost exterminating them, steamrolled through their home systems]], turning their captives entire civilisation into huskified slaves, and sent the survivors fleeing across the galaxy.]] And even after joining the galactic war effort, their troops still face serious prejudice to horrifying levels, if [[http://blog.bioware.com/2012/04/20/concerned-batarians-explain-that-medigel-works-on-them-too-alliance-news-network/ refugees; batarians encountered in this blog post]] is true.game are a lot more pathetic and pitiful.



* Half-elves in VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia, who are the outcasts of society, rejected by both humans and elves. The fact that the evil organization that's rounding up humans into concentration camps is made up entirely of half-elves certainly doesn't help the race's image, either. It gets to the point that [[spoiler: the two half-elves in your party have to pretend to be pure-blooded elves just to have a decent life, and the BigBad is a half-elf trying to bring about an AssimilationPlot to end racism by making everyone the same race of lifeless beings.]]
* The Dunmer from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have a long series of hardships throughout their history, but the absolute worst comes by the time of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where their homeland is buried by an erupting volcano and invaded, forcing them to disperse into other lands as refugees...only to be discriminated against and looked down upon by the natives there.

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* Half-elves in VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia, ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', who are the outcasts of society, rejected by both humans and elves. The fact that the evil organization that's rounding up humans into concentration camps is made up entirely of half-elves certainly doesn't help the race's image, either. It gets to the point that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the two half-elves in your party have to pretend to be pure-blooded elves just to have a decent life, and the BigBad is a half-elf trying to bring about an AssimilationPlot to end racism by making everyone the same race of lifeless beings.]]
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
**
The Dunmer from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' have a long series of hardships throughout their history, but the absolute worst comes by the time of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where their homeland is buried by an erupting volcano and invaded, forcing them to disperse into other lands as refugees...refugees... only to be discriminated against and looked down upon by the natives there.



* [[http://www.halopedia.org/Huragok Engineers]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Initially TrueNeutral pacifist critters who just like fixing technology, late in the war many of them end up defecting to the UNSC because of how the Covenant has been mistreating them, such as having bombs strapped to them. And how has {{Creator/Bungie}} managed to design a species that's both StarfishAlien ''and'' cute??
** [[http://www.halopedia.org/Unggoy Grunts]] could also qualify. They're just SlaveMooks that mostly have no real qualm with humanity. Usually they're too tiny and weak to be a threat. [[GoddamnedBats Usually]]. Plus, they can be really funny to listen to, [[http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/-d7IiiyukTc&rel=1 like here]].

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* [[http://www.halopedia.org/Huragok Engineers]] from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''. Initially TrueNeutral pacifist critters who just like fixing technology, late in the war many of them end up defecting to the UNSC because of how the Covenant has been mistreating them, such as having bombs strapped to them. And how has {{Creator/Bungie}} managed to design a species that's both StarfishAlien ''and'' cute??
''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** [[http://www.halopedia.org/Huragok Engineers]], initially TrueNeutral pacifist critters who just like fixing technology, late in the war many of them end up defecting to the UNSC because of how the Covenant has been mistreating them, such as having bombs strapped to them.
** [[http://www.halopedia.
org/Unggoy Grunts]] could also qualify. They're are just SlaveMooks that mostly have no real qualm with humanity. Usually they're too tiny and weak to be a threat. [[GoddamnedBats Usually]]. Plus, they can be really funny to listen to, [[http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/-d7IiiyukTc&rel=1 like here]].



* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' is full of it. The list of the woobies starts with ''humans'', and it gets worse from there. Some of the {{youkai}} simply can't take the persecution anymore and retreat to an underground city that used to be {{Hell}}. This includes Suika's people, and they are one of the biggest and strongest (and most boisterous) youkai out there. Gensokyo is not a nice place.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few species with sad backstories.
** Yamask. Apparently each WasOnceAMan. That mask they carry around? It was their face when they were human. [[TearJerker They cry when they look at it.]]

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* ''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}'' is full of it. The list ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'':
** Fairies are far at the bottom
of the woobies starts with ''humans'', social and it gets worse from there. Some power hierarchies of Gensokyo, treated as laughingstocks and disposable {{Mooks}} to blast through on the way to the real objective, and because of TheFogOfAges they're perpetually children [[ImmortalImmaturity no matter how old they get]]. That same childishness means they [[AngstWhatAngst never dwell on their lot in life]], but it's not pleasant being a fairy most of the time.
** The Underground is a FantasticGhetto where all
the {{youkai}} simply can't take the persecution anymore and retreat to an underground city that used to be {{Hell}}. This includes Suika's people, and they who are one of the biggest and strongest (and most boisterous) despised by other youkai out there. Gensokyo is not a nice place.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a few species
are sent. Most of them don't want anything to do with sad backstories.
the surface dwellers and much prefer the new arrangement... except for the [[{{Telepathy}} satori]], who are shunned even by their fellow exiles and hated and feared by all. One of them, Koishi, essentially ''lobotomized herself'' because it was so bad.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Yamask. Apparently each Each Yamask apparently WasOnceAMan. That mask they carry around? It was their face when they were human. [[TearJerker They cry when they look at it.]]



** Cubone is the original Pokémon Woobie, and appears to have been designed to harp on this trope as hard as possible. Cubones are orphans, having been separated from their mother at a young age (and, in a just-a-bit-creepy development, wear said mother's skull as a helmet). They avoid interacting with others and at night, they can be seen staring at the moon and crying, since it reminds them of their mother. Just to reiterate that, Cubone is an ''entire species of orphans that cries themselves to sleep nightly.'' And since that apparently wasn't subtle enough, their species name is "Lonely Pokémon."
* [[spoiler:Shades]] from VideoGame/{{Nier}}. [[spoiler:They were infected with White Chlorination Syndrome, watched their world get destroyed, gave up their human bodies, some of them went insane, they were forced into cryogenic sleep, and then treated as monsters by their clones and slaughtered.]]

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** Cubone is the original Pokémon Woobie, and appears to have been designed to harp on this trope as hard as possible. Cubones are orphans, having been separated from their mother at a young age (and, in a just-a-bit-creepy development, wear said mother's skull as a helmet). They avoid interacting with others and at night, they can be seen staring at the moon and crying, since it reminds them of their mother. Just to reiterate that, Cubone is an ''entire species of orphans that cries themselves to sleep nightly.'' And since that apparently wasn't subtle enough, their Their species name is "Lonely Pokémon."
* [[spoiler:Shades]] from VideoGame/{{Nier}}. [[spoiler:They were ''VideoGame/{{Nier}}'' [[spoiler:were infected with White Chlorination Syndrome, watched their world get destroyed, gave up their human bodies, some bodies]]. Some of them went insane, they were forced into cryogenic sleep, and then treated as monsters by their clones and slaughtered.]]



* The Ferin from Webcomic/{{Terinu}}. Genetically engineered slaves with built-in dyslexia and incapable of refusing a direct order by their masters. Leads rapidly to FridgeHorror when you throw in they have the bodies of adults but the build and faces of children...

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* The Ferin from Webcomic/{{Terinu}}. Genetically ''Webcomic/{{Terinu}}'' are genetically engineered slaves with built-in dyslexia and incapable of refusing a direct order by their masters. Leads rapidly to FridgeHorror when you throw in they have the bodies of adults but the build and faces of children...masters.



* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-955]] ("Mr. Sillybug") just wants to be your friend, but with [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-955 a face like that]] and a startle reflex that involves spraying highly corrosive mucus everywhere, that tends to end poorly.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-955]] Wiki/SCPFoundation has SCP-955 ("Mr. Sillybug") Sillybug"), who just wants to be your friend, but with [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-955 a face like that]] and a startle reflex that involves spraying highly corrosive mucus everywhere, that tends to end poorly.



* The titular characters from ''{{Gargoyles}}''.
* The Beast-Men in ''{{Thundercats}}''.
* The Goblins in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Their society embodies a more tragic take on HobbesWasRight. Their monarchy is bound by a [[BigBookOfEverything giant rulebook]] that [[LawfulStupid prevents the current ruler from doing... well, anything]]. If the king breaks these rules, the goblins instantly assume he's an EvilOverlord out to [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff spank every last one of them raw]], (an assumption that has, presumably, [[ProperlyParanoid been vindicated by their experience]]). And if you're stupid enough to depose the current ruler and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt refuse the crown yourself]], the Goblins will ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar basically]]) commit [[DrivenToSuicide collective suicide]]. ''[[ColdBloodedTorture Violent]]'' [[SelfHarm collective suicide]].

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* The titular title characters of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had their species nearly driven to extinction in the ''first episode'', and spend the series fighting against threats of exploitation or death from ''{{Gargoyles}}''.
*
all sides.
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The Beast-Men in ''{{Thundercats}}''.
* The Goblins in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. Their society embodies a more tragic take on HobbesWasRight. Their monarchy is bound by a [[BigBookOfEverything giant rulebook]] that [[LawfulStupid prevents the current ruler from doing... well, anything]]. If the king breaks these rules, the goblins instantly assume he's an EvilOverlord out to [[DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff spank every last one of them raw]], raw]] (an assumption that has, presumably, [[ProperlyParanoid been vindicated by their experience]]). And if you're stupid enough to depose the current ruler and [[YouKillItYouBoughtIt refuse the crown yourself]], the Goblins will ([[GettingCrapPastTheRadar basically]]) commit [[DrivenToSuicide collective suicide]]. ''[[ColdBloodedTorture Violent]]'' [[SelfHarm collective suicide]].



* Endangered species.
** Which species is given the most sympathy varies greatly though. If the animal is cute and cuddly, like the Panda, then thousands of dollars will be spent to ensure that they breed and are well taken care of, if it isn't, [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute then people might not really care about it that much]].

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* Endangered species.
** Which
species, though which species is given the most sympathy varies greatly though. greatly. If the animal is cute and cuddly, like the Panda, then thousands millions of dollars will be spent to ensure that they breed and are well taken care of, if it isn't, [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute then people might not really care about it that much]].



* One could argue humans. Sure, we're incredibly advanced and intelligent, but it comes at a price. We're alone in the world, contemplate concepts like suffering and the end of the universe, and seem to be the only species capable of true, selfish evil. We know we're temporary, flawed and going to experience suffering in life. We still manage to range from Iron Woobie to Stoic Woobie.
* Sharks. Thanks to [[Film/{{Jaws}} a certain movie]] they have [[TheDreaded an irreparably horrible reputation]], despite killing fewer people than your average mosquito. It's so bad that humans have been known to ''kill'' sharks simply because they're afraid of them. Not helped at all by humans who like talking about how cute and harmless the animals known to tear sharks and other animals apart [[ForTheEvulz for fun]] (dolphins and orcas) are.

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* One could argue humans. Sure, we're incredibly advanced and intelligent, but it comes at a price. We're alone in the world, contemplate concepts like suffering and the end of the universe, and seem to be the only species capable of true, selfish evil. We know we're temporary, flawed and going to experience suffering in life. We still manage to range from Iron Woobie to Stoic Woobie.
* Sharks. Thanks to [[Film/{{Jaws}} a certain movie]] they have [[TheDreaded an irreparably horrible reputation]], despite killing fewer people than your average mosquito. It's so bad that humans have been known dogs and the vast majority of species harmless to ''kill'' humans. Around a hundred million sharks simply because they're afraid of them. are killed every year for no good reason, and most people don't see anything wrong with this. Not helped at all by humans who like talking about how cute and harmless the animals known to tear sharks and other animals apart [[ForTheEvulz for fun]] are (dolphins and orcas) are.orcas).
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* The Mudokons in the ''{{Oddworld}}'' saga. The utter woobieness of the main character as he tries, in his hapless way, to free his fellow woobies from a lifetime of slavery is the main appeal of these games.

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* The Mudokons in the ''{{Oddworld}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' saga. The utter woobieness of the main character as he tries, in his hapless way, to free his fellow woobies from a lifetime of slavery is the main appeal of these games.
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