History Woobie / ComicBooks

23rd Jun '17 10:06:31 PM HeyPC
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* ''ComicBook/{{Concrete}}'':
** Ron Lithgow's (a.k.a. Concrete) life isn't all bad, but you still feel for the guy. He and his best friend are kidnapped by aliens during a camping trip meant to help him get over a rough divorce, their brains are transplanted into alien bodies while the aliens transplant themselves into theirs, and then they're forced to undergo a series of grueling experiments. When they finally escape, his friend refuses to go with him on the grounds that life in such a body isn't worth living and stays behind, with Ron never knowing what happened to him. He seeks out help only for the government to keep him locked up for tests for so long that he finally tries to walk out, only for them to shoot his leg off for doing so. When he finally recovers they agree to free him on the basis that he allow himself to be made a public spectacle in order to [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight make the public so sick of him no that one really questions his existence too much]]. And that's just his origin story. The author once commented, "I see Concrete's existence as one of sustained low-level embarrassment, punctuated by episodes of acute humiliation."
9th Jun '17 3:28:52 PM nombretomado
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* Comicbook/CaptainAtom in his Charlton Comics period was a fairly average stock hero. Upon being incorporated into Franchise/TheDCU, Captain Atom started closely fitting the trope. His heroic Charlton past rewritten as a Metafictional story baked for the general public, young soldier Nathaniel Adam was framed for a crime he never committed. Desperate to get back to his family, Nathaniel agreed to be strapped to an atomic bomb, acting as a guinea pig for an alien alloy. Upon waking up as a superpowered powerhouse, twenty years later, he finds that his Jerk superior, Colonel Wade Eiling (the same dude framing him, by the way) had married his beloved wife, who died sadly of old age believing Nathaniel dead, and a traitor. Due to Nathaniel having been pronounced dead after his disappearance, Eiling never got his pardon sent, thus he becomes a pawn in his hands, forced to act as a mole in the superhero community for his power-hungry commanding officer. From there, Captain Atom's life becomes a never ending series of pain and suffering, briefly summarized in: his only son, raised by his worst enemy, hating him as a traitor to everything the All-American boy Adam used to stand for, being constantly blackmailed into obedience by Eiling, getting married again, and dumped, by a Canadian Terrorist, sacrificing his life to save the universe without ''anyone at all caring about'', save for Superman and Batman, getting shunted into a parallel dimension of Jerks (the {{Wildstorm}} universe) and becoming a Big Fat ResetButton for that reality, being shunted back to his Earth, getting [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds enough battleaxe crazy to amass an army of enslaved superheroes to take back the Multiverse]], falling into a coma, being enslaved by a magic evil chick from another world, and getting back to normal just to find how everyone hates his guts now. Just to make his life more miserable, during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline [[spoiler: Captain Atom finds out that his quantum energized body is still evolving, so he's NotEvenHuman anymore]].

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* Comicbook/CaptainAtom in his Charlton Comics period was a fairly average stock hero. Upon being incorporated into Franchise/TheDCU, Captain Atom started closely fitting the trope. His heroic Charlton past rewritten as a Metafictional story baked for the general public, young soldier Nathaniel Adam was framed for a crime he never committed. Desperate to get back to his family, Nathaniel agreed to be strapped to an atomic bomb, acting as a guinea pig for an alien alloy. Upon waking up as a superpowered powerhouse, twenty years later, he finds that his Jerk superior, Colonel Wade Eiling (the same dude framing him, by the way) had married his beloved wife, who died sadly of old age believing Nathaniel dead, and a traitor. Due to Nathaniel having been pronounced dead after his disappearance, Eiling never got his pardon sent, thus he becomes a pawn in his hands, forced to act as a mole in the superhero community for his power-hungry commanding officer. From there, Captain Atom's life becomes a never ending series of pain and suffering, briefly summarized in: his only son, raised by his worst enemy, hating him as a traitor to everything the All-American boy Adam used to stand for, being constantly blackmailed into obedience by Eiling, getting married again, and dumped, by a Canadian Terrorist, sacrificing his life to save the universe without ''anyone at all caring about'', save for Superman and Batman, getting shunted into a parallel dimension of Jerks (the {{Wildstorm}} {{Creator/Wildstorm}} universe) and becoming a Big Fat ResetButton for that reality, being shunted back to his Earth, getting [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds enough battleaxe crazy to amass an army of enslaved superheroes to take back the Multiverse]], falling into a coma, being enslaved by a magic evil chick from another world, and getting back to normal just to find how everyone hates his guts now. Just to make his life more miserable, during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline [[spoiler: Captain Atom finds out that his quantum energized body is still evolving, so he's NotEvenHuman anymore]].
31st May '17 6:31:46 PM nombretomado
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* Similar to The Runaways, most of the YoungAvengers get Woobie moments. But none of his teamates hit [[TearJerker Wiccan]] level. First, he was beat up and bullied for being gay, then lost control of his newfound powers and almost killed someone. The founder of his team (whom he was friends with) turned evil, and he knows that said teamate will become the team's nemesis in the future. He refuses to register in Civil War, and gets kidnapped twice. During one of them, he [[spoiler: had to watch his boyfriend be vivisected, while he was helpless to stop it, leaving his desperately trying to use his powers, while the guy ripping his boyfriend apart was taunting him.]] And then, there came Children's Crusade...

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* Similar to The Runaways, most of the YoungAvengers ComicBook/YoungAvengers get Woobie moments. But none of his teamates hit [[TearJerker Wiccan]] level. First, he was beat up and bullied for being gay, then lost control of his newfound powers and almost killed someone. The founder of his team (whom he was friends with) turned evil, and he knows that said teamate will become the team's nemesis in the future. He refuses to register in Civil War, and gets kidnapped twice. During one of them, he [[spoiler: had to watch his boyfriend be vivisected, while he was helpless to stop it, leaving his desperately trying to use his powers, while the guy ripping his boyfriend apart was taunting him.]] And then, there came Children's Crusade...
16th Mar '17 7:47:25 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}'': Wa'at Alaaf, for being Iznogoud's personnal [[TheChewToy Chew Toy]].
13th Mar '17 10:33:50 PM DustSnitch
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* Barbara Gordon's teddy bear is gonna have to give up the title. Babs herself was humiliated and crippled by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker just to [[MindRape torture her dad]]. Later she was sort-of reborn as Oracle, the [[HotScientist best hacker in the world]], but lots of her fans [[UnpleasableFanbase still aren't pleased]].

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* Barbara Gordon's teddy bear is gonna have to give up the title. Babs herself was humiliated and crippled by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker just to [[MindRape torture her dad]]. Later she was sort-of reborn as Oracle, the [[HotScientist best hacker in the world]], but lots of her fans [[UnpleasableFanbase still aren't pleased]].
8th Jan '17 1:51:57 PM nombretomado
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** It doesn't get much better for his UltimateMarvel counterpart, who's got a lot of the same problems, but also lives in perpetual agony because of his mutant nature.

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** It doesn't get much better for his UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel counterpart, who's got a lot of the same problems, but also lives in perpetual agony because of his mutant nature.
24th Sep '16 6:29:47 PM nombretomado
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* Matt [=McLimore=] from ''DorkTower''. He is part of a gaming group that drives him nuts with their insane tactics, anything he enjoys is instantly discredited as outdated or dull, his blog gets ''zero'' hits, his attempts at self-publishing have yet to succeed, the girl he has a crush on is only vaguely aware of his existence, and his on-again off-again girlfriend is a ClingyJealousGirl who belittles everything he does and everyone he associates with.

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* Matt [=McLimore=] from ''DorkTower''.''Webcomic/DorkTower''. He is part of a gaming group that drives him nuts with their insane tactics, anything he enjoys is instantly discredited as outdated or dull, his blog gets ''zero'' hits, his attempts at self-publishing have yet to succeed, the girl he has a crush on is only vaguely aware of his existence, and his on-again off-again girlfriend is a ClingyJealousGirl who belittles everything he does and everyone he associates with.
3rd Aug '16 6:09:21 AM demiurgent
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** Even Tony's potential JerkassWoobie nature manages to get played into his being a straight up Woobie -- for example, Tony (long after becoming Iron Man) actually fires a hardworking employee on stage during a Stark International Keynote as a function of the app said employee wrote purely (and admittedly) to impress a girl he wanted to sleep with... which we learn when Tony, having lost everything (again) is putting together a new company with new goals and needs to hire that same former employee -- and somehow it is ''Tony'' we want to comfort and give a hug during the situation.
2nd Aug '16 6:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* Comicbook/CaptainAtom in his Charlton Comics period was a fairly average stock hero. Upon being incorporated into TheDCU, Captain Atom started closely fitting the trope. His heroic Charlton past rewritten as a Metafictional story baked for the general public, young soldier Nathaniel Adam was framed for a crime he never committed. Desperate to get back to his family, Nathaniel agreed to be strapped to an atomic bomb, acting as a guinea pig for an alien alloy. Upon waking up as a superpowered powerhouse, twenty years later, he finds that his Jerk superior, Colonel Wade Eiling (the same dude framing him, by the way) had married his beloved wife, who died sadly of old age believing Nathaniel dead, and a traitor. Due to Nathaniel having been pronounced dead after his disappearance, Eiling never got his pardon sent, thus he becomes a pawn in his hands, forced to act as a mole in the superhero community for his power-hungry commanding officer. From there, Captain Atom's life becomes a never ending series of pain and suffering, briefly summarized in: his only son, raised by his worst enemy, hating him as a traitor to everything the All-American boy Adam used to stand for, being constantly blackmailed into obedience by Eiling, getting married again, and dumped, by a Canadian Terrorist, sacrificing his life to save the universe without ''anyone at all caring about'', save for Superman and Batman, getting shunted into a parallel dimension of Jerks (the {{Wildstorm}} universe) and becoming a Big Fat ResetButton for that reality, being shunted back to his Earth, getting [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds enough battleaxe crazy to amass an army of enslaved superheroes to take back the Multiverse]], falling into a coma, being enslaved by a magic evil chick from another world, and getting back to normal just to find how everyone hates his guts now. Just to make his life more miserable, during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline [[spoiler: Captain Atom finds out that his quantum energized body is still evolving, so he's NotEvenHuman anymore]].

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* Comicbook/CaptainAtom in his Charlton Comics period was a fairly average stock hero. Upon being incorporated into TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, Captain Atom started closely fitting the trope. His heroic Charlton past rewritten as a Metafictional story baked for the general public, young soldier Nathaniel Adam was framed for a crime he never committed. Desperate to get back to his family, Nathaniel agreed to be strapped to an atomic bomb, acting as a guinea pig for an alien alloy. Upon waking up as a superpowered powerhouse, twenty years later, he finds that his Jerk superior, Colonel Wade Eiling (the same dude framing him, by the way) had married his beloved wife, who died sadly of old age believing Nathaniel dead, and a traitor. Due to Nathaniel having been pronounced dead after his disappearance, Eiling never got his pardon sent, thus he becomes a pawn in his hands, forced to act as a mole in the superhero community for his power-hungry commanding officer. From there, Captain Atom's life becomes a never ending series of pain and suffering, briefly summarized in: his only son, raised by his worst enemy, hating him as a traitor to everything the All-American boy Adam used to stand for, being constantly blackmailed into obedience by Eiling, getting married again, and dumped, by a Canadian Terrorist, sacrificing his life to save the universe without ''anyone at all caring about'', save for Superman and Batman, getting shunted into a parallel dimension of Jerks (the {{Wildstorm}} universe) and becoming a Big Fat ResetButton for that reality, being shunted back to his Earth, getting [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds enough battleaxe crazy to amass an army of enslaved superheroes to take back the Multiverse]], falling into a coma, being enslaved by a magic evil chick from another world, and getting back to normal just to find how everyone hates his guts now. Just to make his life more miserable, during the ComicBook/BrightestDay storyline [[spoiler: Captain Atom finds out that his quantum energized body is still evolving, so he's NotEvenHuman anymore]].
15th May '16 8:37:03 PM Willbyr
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