History Woobie / ComicBooks

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part of a gaming group that drives him nuts with their insane tactics, anything he enjoys is instantly discredited as outdated or dull, his blog gets ''zero'' hits, his attempts at self-publishing have yet to succeed, the girl he has a crush on is only vaguely aware of his existence,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part of a gaming group that drives him nuts with their insane tactics, anything he enjoys is instantly discredited as outdated or dull, his blog gets ''zero'' hits, his attempts at self-publishing have yet to succeed, the girl he has a crush on is only vaguely aware of his existence,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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14th May '16 1:12:36 AM Doug86
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* To be a member of The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, one must have 3 things: An X-Gene, a need to learn how to control their abilities and use them to better mankind, and a very depressing origin story. Name ONE character who's an X-Man but not a woobie, Name ONE! Hard, ain't it? Even [[TheScrappy the scrappies]] and Creators pets are woobies.

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* To be a member of The ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, the ComicBook/XMen, one must have 3 things: An X-Gene, a need to learn how to control their abilities and use them to better mankind, and a very depressing origin story. Name ONE character who's an X-Man but not a woobie, Name ONE! Hard, ain't it? Even [[TheScrappy the scrappies]] and Creators pets are woobies.
13th Apr '16 8:59:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** That's true, but also highlights a real problem at the heart of nearly all alleged Misaimed Fandoms: at the end of the day, they come not from the fandom making a "mistake", but from the writer confusing his own opinions with everyone else's opinions. Rorschach touches a chord with many people for various reasons (This Troper respects his courage and discipline, for example) with the exception of Alan Moore...who seriously believed that just because ''he'' disliked Rorschach ''everyone else'' would too. [[DeadpanSnarker We should have a trope called Misaimed Author]].
*** No, MisaimedFandom is about misunderstanding what the author intended, and Alan Moore never intended Rorschach to be completely unsympathetic and have everyone hate him. It's about an audience misunderstanding that a complex character can be both despised and pitied. What Alan Moore hated were people who saw Rorschach's philosophy as good and righteous without realizing the problems with the character.
*** Most fans who see Rorschach as a Woobie know what exactly Moore was going for - they just don't agree with him, for all the reasons stated above. This is not, in fact, impossible.
2nd Apr '16 3:55:24 PM troodos
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** Her successor, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], if anything, surpasses her. TrainingFromHell (to the point of shooting her [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower until she learned to get out of the way]]) in isolation from human language, made all the more horrifying by starting from birth and only ending when she ran away at about eight, would be more than enough. The kicker is that she has yet to fully grasp on an emotional level that her upbringing was ''that'' bad aside from the killing thing (which was what prompted her to bolt).

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** Her successor, [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]], if anything, surpasses her. TrainingFromHell (to the point of shooting her [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower until she learned to get out of the way]]) in isolation from human language, made all the more horrifying by starting from birth and only ending when she ran away at about eight, would be more than enough. The kicker is that she has yet to fully grasp on an emotional level that her upbringing was ''that'' bad aside from the killing thing (which was what prompted her to bolt). And even after becoming Batgirl, she doesn't have an easy life, including losing two love interests, (seemingly) her best friend, and a whole city under her protection!
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