History Woobie / VideoGames

20th May '17 1:35:31 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VagrantStory'', we have Samantha of the Crimson Blades. [[spoiler: Though technically an antagonist, she appears to be a sympathetic character who [[TragicDream dreams]] of gaining immortality with her lover, [[DarkMessiah Guildernstern]]. However, Guildenstern eventually stabs her as a sacrifice for his own 'cause'. His final words to her are "I love you, Samantha. As God is my witness." to which she responds "[[WasItAllALie "I...too, once thought so..."]] before [[TearJerker falling off the Grand Cathedral's rooftop]].]]

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* In ''VagrantStory'', ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', we have Samantha of the Crimson Blades. [[spoiler: Though technically an antagonist, she appears to be a sympathetic character who [[TragicDream dreams]] of gaining immortality with her lover, [[DarkMessiah Guildernstern]]. However, Guildenstern eventually stabs her as a sacrifice for his own 'cause'. His final words to her are "I love you, Samantha. As God is my witness." to which she responds "[[WasItAllALie "I...too, once thought so..."]] before [[TearJerker falling off the Grand Cathedral's rooftop]].]]
14th May '17 4:47:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''TraumaCenter'' is essentially a medical drama, so characters of this type are to be expected to an extent, but Emilio Juarez is the biggest Woobie of them all - he was orphaned as a child, then kidnapped and used as a lab rat by a bio-terrorist organization developing [[BodyHorror Body Horrors]] until Derek came to said organization's base and surgically wiping out the ones that he was basically being used as a living habitat for when he was fourteen. Three years later, probably in a delicate physical state after all that to begin with, he gets sick from the aftermath of his BodyHorror infection and needs two more surgeries, one of which is an organ transplant. And, wouldn't you know it, while he's convalescing in the hospital for what looks like finally the last time, [[spoiler: cue another mass outbreak of parasites in which he, of course, gets infected, and dies - because he insisted that Derek operate on his [[LikeBrotherAndSister nurse]] before him.]] Oh, and he's really rather adorable, in a waif-y sort of way.

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* ''TraumaCenter'' ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' is essentially a medical drama, so characters of this type are to be expected to an extent, but Emilio Juarez is the biggest Woobie of them all - he was orphaned as a child, then kidnapped and used as a lab rat by a bio-terrorist organization developing [[BodyHorror Body Horrors]] until Derek came to said organization's base and surgically wiping out the ones that he was basically being used as a living habitat for when he was fourteen. Three years later, probably in a delicate physical state after all that to begin with, he gets sick from the aftermath of his BodyHorror infection and needs two more surgeries, one of which is an organ transplant. And, wouldn't you know it, while he's convalescing in the hospital for what looks like finally the last time, [[spoiler: cue another mass outbreak of parasites in which he, of course, gets infected, and dies - because he insisted that Derek operate on his [[LikeBrotherAndSister nurse]] before him.]] Oh, and he's really rather adorable, in a waif-y sort of way.
13th May '17 4:42:39 PM nombretomado
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* The [[spoiler:overmind]] from ''{{Starcraft}}'' [[spoiler:was created specifically so that it would have an uncontrollable urge to defeat and absorb the protoss so that the next generation xel'naga would come into existence. When it looked into the future and saw that the new xel'naga would absorb all of creation it realized it had been created so that it could not avoid this fate so it rebelled the only way it could, by creating kerrigan. Unfortunately it didn't last long enough to explain this to]] kerrigan so now SHE wants to kill everything as well. Mental slavery followed by dying believing your one chance at redemption had failed? Thats just not fair.

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* The [[spoiler:overmind]] from ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' [[spoiler:was created specifically so that it would have an uncontrollable urge to defeat and absorb the protoss so that the next generation xel'naga would come into existence. When it looked into the future and saw that the new xel'naga would absorb all of creation it realized it had been created so that it could not avoid this fate so it rebelled the only way it could, by creating kerrigan. Unfortunately it didn't last long enough to explain this to]] kerrigan so now SHE wants to kill everything as well. Mental slavery followed by dying believing your one chance at redemption had failed? Thats just not fair.
5th May '17 6:11:07 AM Cryoclaste
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** Vivian from ''PaperMario: The Thousand-Year Door'' is abused constantly by Beldam. The pain stops when [[spoiler:she joins Mario.]]

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** Vivian from ''PaperMario: The Thousand-Year Door'' ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is abused constantly by Beldam. The pain stops when [[spoiler:she joins Mario.]]
30th Apr '17 2:28:12 PM nombretomado
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* Most characters in the ''HarvestMoon'' series are too happy (or at least content) to qualify as Woobies. The exceptions include:

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* Most characters in the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series are too happy (or at least content) to qualify as Woobies. The exceptions include:



** The two girls that you didn't marry in AWL both get the woobiness cranked up even further. Celia gets forced into an ArrangedMarriage she didn't want and becomes a bitter man-hater, trying desperately to smile and failing. Muffy spends the rest of her life as a single waitress, and you can find her crying on the beach at night over losing her chance at having a family, the one thing she wanted most in life. Nami runs out of money and has to go back to live with her parents, and when she comes back later she spends all her time [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning Her Sorrows]] at the bar. AWL is, without a doubt, the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] ''HarvestMoon'' game to date.

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** The two girls that you didn't marry in AWL both get the woobiness cranked up even further. Celia gets forced into an ArrangedMarriage she didn't want and becomes a bitter man-hater, trying desperately to smile and failing. Muffy spends the rest of her life as a single waitress, and you can find her crying on the beach at night over losing her chance at having a family, the one thing she wanted most in life. Nami runs out of money and has to go back to live with her parents, and when she comes back later she spends all her time [[DrowningMySorrows Drowning Her Sorrows]] at the bar. AWL is, without a doubt, the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' game to date.
29th Apr '17 4:59:09 PM nombretomado
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* Kaori Yae of ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'', very much so. The girl is so [[HeroicBSOD deeply hurt, depressed]] and [[BrokenBird completely closed to others]] after the cruel BreakTheCutie moment she endured before the protagonist meets her, [[FridgeLogic it's incredible]] that her parents [[ThereAreNoTherapists haven't took her to a psychiatrist]] already. Seeing her gradually [[HesBack coming back]] to her former self through [[ThePowerOfLove patient affection and care]] from the protagonist, thus turning her into a walking factory of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments Of Heartwarming]] (and conversely, [[PermanentlyMissableContent a powerful source of]] PlayerPunch if you fail to put her out of her HeroicBSOD), is what made her, with good reason, the absolute EnsembleDarkHorse of this game.

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* Kaori Yae of ''[[TokimekiMemorial ''[[VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'', very much so. The girl is so [[HeroicBSOD deeply hurt, depressed]] and [[BrokenBird completely closed to others]] after the cruel BreakTheCutie moment she endured before the protagonist meets her, [[FridgeLogic it's incredible]] that her parents [[ThereAreNoTherapists haven't took her to a psychiatrist]] already. Seeing her gradually [[HesBack coming back]] to her former self through [[ThePowerOfLove patient affection and care]] from the protagonist, thus turning her into a walking factory of [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Crowning Moments Of Heartwarming]] (and conversely, [[PermanentlyMissableContent a powerful source of]] PlayerPunch if you fail to put her out of her HeroicBSOD), is what made her, with good reason, the absolute EnsembleDarkHorse of this game.
22nd Apr '17 5:10:28 PM nombretomado
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* Thomas from ''SuikodenIII'', especially in the Manga Adaptation. He goes to his father after his mother died at the hands of bandits, only to be outright ejected and shuttled off to a rundown castle so no one 'important' knows that he exists. And when he starts to turn the Castle into something profitable, his father and the councilmen decided that he's more trouble then he's worth - first being disowned, and then threatened with removal from his post and arrested. All because he's trying to be the nice guy.

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* Thomas from ''SuikodenIII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'', especially in the Manga Adaptation. He goes to his father after his mother died at the hands of bandits, only to be outright ejected and shuttled off to a rundown castle so no one 'important' knows that he exists. And when he starts to turn the Castle into something profitable, his father and the councilmen decided that he's more trouble then he's worth - first being disowned, and then threatened with removal from his post and arrested. All because he's trying to be the nice guy.



* ''SuikodenIV'': [[TheScrappy Snowe Vingerhut]]. An UpperClassTwit who actually ''wants'' to contribute to society, but isn't the natural-born leader his [[AristocratsAreEvil manipulative father]] leads him to believe. Thanks to said father {{Blackmail}}ing the Commander of the Knights of Gaien, Snowe gets passed through the Academy without actually ''earning'' it, something he's completely oblivious to. Stuck in a position of command he isn't qualified for, he [[MinorInjuryOverreaction cracks under the pressure of his first real crisis]] and is '''[[NeverLiveItDown never]]''' [[NeverLiveItDown allowed to forget it]]. Instead, he struggles on desperately trying to prove he's capable of leading, compounding previous mistakes and unable to understand why he keeps getting blamed for everything. His development arc actually mirrors TheHero's, but while [[HelloInsertNameHere Lazlo]] is surrounded by loyal, supportive friends and allies, Snowe labors under his worsening reputation, with every move he makes just making things worse. And of course, he's generally considered to be TheScrappy.

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* ''SuikodenIV'': ''VideoGame/SuikodenIV'': [[TheScrappy Snowe Vingerhut]]. An UpperClassTwit who actually ''wants'' to contribute to society, but isn't the natural-born leader his [[AristocratsAreEvil manipulative father]] leads him to believe. Thanks to said father {{Blackmail}}ing the Commander of the Knights of Gaien, Snowe gets passed through the Academy without actually ''earning'' it, something he's completely oblivious to. Stuck in a position of command he isn't qualified for, he [[MinorInjuryOverreaction cracks under the pressure of his first real crisis]] and is '''[[NeverLiveItDown never]]''' [[NeverLiveItDown allowed to forget it]]. Instead, he struggles on desperately trying to prove he's capable of leading, compounding previous mistakes and unable to understand why he keeps getting blamed for everything. His development arc actually mirrors TheHero's, but while [[HelloInsertNameHere Lazlo]] is surrounded by loyal, supportive friends and allies, Snowe labors under his worsening reputation, with every move he makes just making things worse. And of course, he's generally considered to be TheScrappy.
21st Apr '17 11:16:23 AM erazor0707
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11th Apr '17 6:52:03 PM nombretomado
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* Same for Walter from ''Silent Hill 4''. He's [[AxeCrazy much further into the second part]] of the WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds title than Alessa, but still... Long story short, [[spoiler:his parents ditched him in their apartment room almost as soon as he was born, he was taken in by [[ReligionOfEvil the Order]] and placed in their OrphanageOfFear, where he regularly suffered [[MindRape heavy psychological trauma]], convinced that his ''parents' apartment room'' was his real mother, tried constantly to get in to see "her" but couldn't as "she" had a new tenant, was told by Dahlia of a ritual that would "awaken" her that would later[[ManipulativeBastard turn out to be for summoning a demon]], and spends years on a killing spree to carry it out until he learns the hard way at the end of ''SilentHill4'']]. Completing the final boss fight comes across as a ''[[MercyKill relief]]'', and if you really feel for him while you're playing even though he's been spending the entire second half [[ImplacableMan hunting you]], you might even crack a sad little smile in light of the story that Henry finds not long before. If you remember it at the time, it suggests he [[DiedHappilyEverAfter dies happy]].

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* Same for Walter from ''Silent Hill 4''. He's [[AxeCrazy much further into the second part]] of the WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds title than Alessa, but still... Long story short, [[spoiler:his parents ditched him in their apartment room almost as soon as he was born, he was taken in by [[ReligionOfEvil the Order]] and placed in their OrphanageOfFear, where he regularly suffered [[MindRape heavy psychological trauma]], convinced that his ''parents' apartment room'' was his real mother, tried constantly to get in to see "her" but couldn't as "she" had a new tenant, was told by Dahlia of a ritual that would "awaken" her that would later[[ManipulativeBastard turn out to be for summoning a demon]], and spends years on a killing spree to carry it out until he learns the hard way at the end of ''SilentHill4'']].''VideoGame/SilentHill4'']]. Completing the final boss fight comes across as a ''[[MercyKill relief]]'', and if you really feel for him while you're playing even though he's been spending the entire second half [[ImplacableMan hunting you]], you might even crack a sad little smile in light of the story that Henry finds not long before. If you remember it at the time, it suggests he [[DiedHappilyEverAfter dies happy]].
9th Apr '17 12:34:27 PM nombretomado
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* Several from ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo''. Welcome to [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer the Island of Misfit Toys]].

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* Several from ''VideoGame/ChibiRobo''. Welcome to [[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer the Island of Misfit Toys]].
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