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** Glenn Quagmire as he was revealed to have been born nine times and a lot of his childhood was constantly being structured by his mother's promiscuous lifestyle, which in turn molded him into the promiscuous man that he is today. Having to deal with the fact that his sister constantly got abused by her boyfriend got Quagmire into dark levels and he was married twice with the first ending tragically with his first wife.

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** Glenn Quagmire Hell, even ‘’Glenn Quagmire’’ himself, as he was revealed to have been born nine times and a lot of his childhood was constantly being structured by his mother's promiscuous lifestyle, which in turn molded him into the promiscuous man that he is today. Having to deal with the fact that his sister constantly got abused by her boyfriend got Quagmire into dark levels and he was married twice with the first ending tragically with his first wife.



* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''.''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''



** Though the {{Chewtoy}}'s poster-boy, Zoidberg from ''Futurama'' is indeed seen as a Woobie by a section of the show's fanbase, who'd love nothing less than to comfort him.

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** Though the {{Chewtoy}}'s poster-boy, Zoidberg from ''Futurama'' is indeed seen as a Woobie by a section of the show's fanbase, who'd love nothing less than to comfort him.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Dipper. The poor kid goes through torment and abuse on a regular basis, and this has had a realistic effect on his self esteem and trust in others.
*** In "The Inconveniencing", for example, he spends the entire episode trying to impress Wendy, but almost loses it when Mabel mentions the "Lamby Lamby Dance." Also, in the convenience store, Wendy's friends accuse him multiple times of being a scared little kid. On top of that, he is forced to do the "Lamby Lamby Dance" to save them and on top of ''that'', Wendy is watching him do it. He does get saved from complete embarrassment however, when Wendy decides to keep the dance secret from her friends.
*** On top of that, Wendy's facial expression when she sees Dipper do the "Lamby Lamby Dance" can be interpreted as a form of {{squee}}. So, while Dipper feels absolutely humiliated, it's not all bad.
*** In "Fight Fighters", the poor kid seemed genuinely, ''realistically'' terrified that he had to fight with Robbie.
*** His [[spoiler: struggling to tell Wendy how he feels about her and ultimately having his feelings unrequited]] puts him firmly in this territory during [[spoiler: "Into the Bunker."]]
*** In "Sock Opera," when [[spoiler: Bill tricks Dipper into letting him possess his body]] the poor kid ends up so beat up that at the end of the episode he insists on needing to go to the ''hospital.''
*** By a little more than halfway through the second season it's clear he's quietly been an emotional wreck for awhile. It's been noted that he has an extremely low concept of self-worth and is quick to blame himself for things that go wrong, even if it's not his fault. He's also extremely lonely (he still misses Tyrone, his clone, "the only one who ever understood") due to his only close friends being members of his family, most of whom pick at his insecurities in moments of [[InnocentlyInsensitive insensitivity]] just for the sake of [[ButtMonkey jokes]]. The major exception is currently [[spoiler:Ford]], who validates and even shares Dipper's interests and feelings and passes no judgement on the quirks that others have often alienated Dipper for. But as of "The Last Mabelcorn," it's very clear Dipper's been mentally traumatized by Bill's abuse towards him, and unfortunately [[spoiler:Ford]] seems to have unintentionally added to the nightmare fuel. To top it all off, he's been put in charge of protecting a McGuffin that, if broken, would end the world, and has very little idea what the right thing to do is in terms of protecting it. All of this adds up to one incredibly confused, hurt, frustrated, and lonely child.
*** During Weirdmageddon, he spends three days wandering a post-apocalyptic wasteland not sure if any of his family or friends are still alive. He goes "to heck and back" to rescue Mabel, to the point where he was ''dragging himself along the ground'' after a car wreck and that still didn't deter him, and when he finally reunited with her, discovered that she'd replaced him with a new "improved" version of himself; for a kid whose self-esteem is in the negatives anyway, that's gotta be incredibly painful. Not to mention the flashback to the twins' fourth grade Valentine's Day, when Dipper didn't receive a single card and ran from the classroom to hide in a janitor's closet when the class laughed at him for it.
*** The reveal in the game that Dipper, not even 5 minutes old, nearly suffocated in the hospital because of his umbilical cord, the universe either hates him or Bill has been watching and screwing with 'Pine Tree' for ''years.'' How can you not feel bad for the kid?
** Sev'ral Timez, the boy band made of clones. They were raised in a hamster cage and abused by their maker, didn't even know about the outside world, and are all {{Extreme Doormat}}s who let themselves get controlled by others. By the end of their episode, [[spoiler:they're let free into the wild... homeless and with very little survival skills (one of them even tries to stare into the sun), and Candy casually guesses that they won't last a week]].
** [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermando.]] He was split from his family by sailors who wanted to eat him, had to rely on animal saliva to keep himself from air-drowning at one point, and ended up trapped in a pool. And he's only twelve. Fortunately, he does get his happy ending in the end, but according to WordOfGod, his home is getting polluted. And in "Society of the Blind Eye" it's revealed [[spoiler: he's forced to marry the "Princess of the Manatees" to prevent a civil war.]]
** [[spoiler: Soos was abandoned by his father, who wrote him postcards on his birthdays promising [[BlatantLies he would come and visit]]. He has spent every year afterward hating his birthday, and his loyalty to Stan was because Stan gave him his first job, and was the closest thing he had to a father figure]].
** Pacifica, [[AlphaBitch of all people]], comes across as this. Her parents preferred going to a party instead of cheering her on at a competition, and have apparently taught her to be a complete AlphaBitch. [[spoiler: Then it turns out her parents have treated her like a pet, conditioning her into behaving Pavlov-style, and force her into acting like a AlphaBitch to complete a family legacy of cruelty. Seeing Dipper [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech blow up at her]] after her parents use him, and seeing her discover her disreputable family history makes her quite sympathetic]].
** Wendy, after she reveals that [[spoiler: she only pretends to be constantly laid-back as a way to cope with her aggressive family]], which is a burden on her emotions.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
** Dipper. The poor kid goes through torment and abuse on a regular basis, and this
''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' has had a realistic effect on his self esteem and trust in others.
*** In "The Inconveniencing", for example, he spends the entire episode trying to impress Wendy, but almost loses it when Mabel mentions the "Lamby Lamby Dance." Also, in the convenience store, Wendy's friends accuse him multiple times
lot of being a scared little kid. On top of that, he is forced to do the "Lamby Lamby Dance" to save them and on top of ''that'', Wendy is watching him do it. He does get saved from complete embarrassment however, when Wendy decides to keep the dance secret from her friends.
*** On top of that, Wendy's facial expression when she sees Dipper do the "Lamby Lamby Dance" can be interpreted
them, as a form of {{squee}}. So, while Dipper feels absolutely humiliated, it's not all bad.
*** In "Fight Fighters", the poor kid seemed genuinely, ''realistically'' terrified that he had to fight with Robbie.
*** His [[spoiler: struggling to tell Wendy how he feels about her and ultimately having his feelings unrequited]] puts him firmly in this territory during [[spoiler: "Into the Bunker."]]
*** In "Sock Opera," when [[spoiler: Bill tricks Dipper into letting him possess his body]] the poor kid ends up so beat up that at the end of the episode he insists on needing to go to the ''hospital.''
*** By a little more than halfway through the second season it's clear he's quietly been an emotional wreck for awhile. It's been noted that he has an extremely low concept of self-worth and is quick to blame himself for things that go wrong, even if it's not his fault. He's also extremely lonely (he still misses Tyrone, his clone, "the only one who ever understood") due to his only close friends being members of his family, most of whom pick at his insecurities in moments of [[InnocentlyInsensitive insensitivity]] just
for the sake of [[ButtMonkey jokes]]. The major exception is currently [[spoiler:Ford]], who validates and even shares Dipper's interests and feelings and passes no judgement on the quirks that others have often alienated Dipper for. But as of "The Last Mabelcorn," it's very clear Dipper's been mentally traumatized by Bill's abuse towards him, and unfortunately [[spoiler:Ford]] seems to have unintentionally added to the nightmare fuel. To top it all off, he's been put in charge of protecting record, a McGuffin that, if broken, would end the world, and has very little idea what the right thing to do is in terms of protecting it. All of this adds up to one incredibly confused, hurt, frustrated, and lonely child.
*** During Weirdmageddon, he spends three days wandering a post-apocalyptic wasteland not sure if any of his family or friends are still alive. He goes "to heck and back" to rescue Mabel, to the point where he was ''dragging himself along the ground'' after a car wreck and that still didn't deter him, and when he finally reunited with her, discovered that she'd replaced him with a new "improved" version of himself; for a kid whose self-esteem is in the negatives anyway, that's gotta be incredibly painful. Not to mention the flashback to the twins' fourth grade Valentine's Day, when Dipper didn't receive a single card and ran from the classroom to hide in a janitor's closet when the class laughed at him for it.
*** The reveal in the game that Dipper, not even 5 minutes old, nearly suffocated in the hospital because of his umbilical cord, the universe either hates him or Bill has been watching and screwing with 'Pine Tree' for ''years.'' How can you not feel bad for the kid?
** Sev'ral Timez, the boy band made of clones. They were raised in a hamster cage and abused by their maker, didn't even know about the outside world, and are all {{Extreme Doormat}}s who let themselves get controlled by others. By the end of their episode, [[spoiler:they're let free into the wild... homeless and with very little survival skills (one of them even tries to stare into the sun), and Candy casually guesses that they won't last a week]].
** [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermando.]] He was split from his family by sailors who wanted to eat him, had to rely on animal saliva to keep himself from air-drowning at one point, and ended up trapped in a pool. And he's only twelve. Fortunately, he does get his happy ending in the end, but according to WordOfGod, his home is getting polluted. And in "Society
lot of the Blind Eye" it's revealed [[spoiler: he's forced to marry the "Princess of the Manatees" to prevent a civil war.]]
** [[spoiler: Soos was abandoned by his father, who wrote him postcards on his birthdays promising [[BlatantLies he would come and visit]]. He has spent every year afterward hating his birthday, and his loyalty to Stan was because Stan gave him his first job, and was the closest thing he had to a father figure]].
** Pacifica, [[AlphaBitch of all people]],
character's suffering comes across as this. Her parents preferred going to a party instead of cheering her on at a competition, and have apparently taught her to be a complete AlphaBitch. [[spoiler: Then it turns out her parents have treated her like a pet, conditioning her into behaving Pavlov-style, and force her into acting like a AlphaBitch to complete a family legacy of cruelty. Seeing Dipper [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech blow up at her]] after her parents use him, and seeing her discover her disreputable family history makes her quite sympathetic]].
** Wendy, after she reveals that [[spoiler: she only pretends to be constantly laid-back as a way to cope with her aggressive family]],
from [[EnfantTerrible Mandy]], which is a burden on even ''worse'' when one realizes that Mandy ''[[KarmaHoudini always]]'' gets her emotions.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
way. We have;



** For the record, a lot of the character's suffering comes from [[EnfantTerrible Mandy]], which is even ''worse'' when one realizes that Mandy ''[[KarmaHoudini always]]'' gets her way.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' has a few:



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the two prime woobies are Bolin and Asami, who both distinguish themselves by being jilted love interests. Bolin is, of course, [[{{Adorkable}} adorably childlike]] and spends a while trying to get Korra to like him, only to [[spoiler: walk into a kiss between her and his brother.]] It's hard not to feel sympathy for him as he bursts into tears and runs off. Asami, meanwhile, after losing her mother as a child and in between [[spoiler:having her father turn evil and subsquently try to kill her]], gets neglected by Mako in favor of Korra. Mako's mild JerkAss behavior towards her, and her reserved sadness about it, turned Asami into a fandom darling.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', the there is a lot of people who fit this;
** The
two prime woobies are Bolin and Asami, who both distinguish themselves by being jilted love interests. Bolin is, of course, [[{{Adorkable}} adorably childlike]] and spends a while trying to get Korra to like him, only to [[spoiler: walk into a kiss between her and his brother.]] It's hard not to feel sympathy for him as he bursts into tears and runs off. Asami, meanwhile, after losing her mother as a child and in between [[spoiler:having her father turn evil and subsquently try to kill her]], gets neglected by Mako in favor of Korra. Mako's mild JerkAss behavior towards her, and her reserved sadness about it, turned Asami into a fandom darling.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' has a few examples:
24th Dec '17 10:30:49 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''[[VillainousBreakdown Oswald]]''' when MickeyMouse reveals to him that ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero he]]'' was the reason [[EpicMickey Wasteland]] [[CrapsackWorld became what it is.]]

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-->-- '''[[VillainousBreakdown Oswald]]''' when MickeyMouse reveals to him that ''[[NiceJobBreakingItHero he]]'' was the reason [[EpicMickey [[VideoGame/EpicMickey Wasteland]] [[CrapsackWorld became what it is.]]
24th Oct '17 6:39:05 PM nombretomado
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* Flash The Wonder Dog from ChipAndDaleRescueRangers. He may be a oneshot character but he most definitely deserves a big hug. Basically, Flash is a LovableCoward and NervousWreck of an actor who is framed of several crimes by Fat Cat all because he's a dog. Worse yet, there is a scene where people try to chase him off because they think he's the one who committed a wave of crimes. On top of all this, he feels very guilty over breaking Dale's heart with the fact that he's just an actor and not actually a hero.

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* Flash The Wonder Dog from ChipAndDaleRescueRangers.''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. He may be a oneshot character but he most definitely deserves a big hug. Basically, Flash is a LovableCoward and NervousWreck of an actor who is framed of several crimes by Fat Cat all because he's a dog. Worse yet, there is a scene where people try to chase him off because they think he's the one who committed a wave of crimes. On top of all this, he feels very guilty over breaking Dale's heart with the fact that he's just an actor and not actually a hero.
21st Oct '17 10:01:30 AM MadCapster
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' brings DonaldDuck back into the main cast and gives him a role similar to his comic book counterpart, being a very caring father yet still has to deal with [[BornUnlucky that awful luck of his]]. He ends up finding himself in a lot of trouble, and humiliated constantly, especially compared to his [[BornLucky cousin who gets everything he wants]]. [[spoiler: Doesn't help that the main reason he quit adventuring was because he lost his sister on an adventure, causing Donald and his Uncle Scrooge to split.]] It's a good thing he's [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass shockingly skilled]] and [[{{Determinator}} has an absurd amount of determination]] or else nothing would go right for this guy.
16th Sep '17 4:51:52 AM Doug86
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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'':
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* ''Woobie/SamuraiJack''
15th Jul '17 6:15:04 PM CabbitGirlEmi
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** While Rick is typically a drunken JerkAss, Doofus!Rick is definitely not the case. Because of Doofus!Rick being soft-spoken and having no children of his own (which means no corresponding Morty), the other Ricks ridicule and ostracize him.

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** While Rick is typically a drunken JerkAss, the Rick from G-19 Zeta 7 a.k.a. Doofus!Rick is definitely not the case. Because of Doofus!Rick Rick G19Z7 being soft-spoken and having no children of his own (which means no corresponding Morty), the other Ricks ridicule and ostracize him.
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** Stan and Kyle also suffer from the effects of living in a CrapsackWorld like South Park. Stan lives with, aside from a decent sensible mother, an [[BigBrotherBully abusive older sister]] a ManChild father, and a suicidal grandfather, but the highest points of Stan's Woobie status were when [[spoiler: Wendy broke up with him for four seasons]], and the DramaBomb-laden "You're Getting Old". Kyle's life might be slightly worse than Stan's considering what happens to him in more recent episodes, and not only that, but his parents are an over-bearing MamaBear and an AmoralAttorney that shifts between being a decent father or, on occasion, treating Kyle like a WellDoneSonGuy. Furthermore, in one episode Kyle gets sued and the plaintiff attorney is none other than ''his own father.''

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** Stan and Kyle also suffer from the effects of living in a CrapsackWorld like South Park. Stan lives with, aside from a decent sensible mother, an [[BigBrotherBully abusive older sister]] sister]], a ManChild father, and a suicidal grandfather, but the highest points of Stan's Woobie status were when [[spoiler: Wendy broke up with him for four seasons]], and the DramaBomb-laden "You're Getting Old". Kyle's life might be slightly worse than Stan's considering what happens to him in more recent episodes, and not only that, but his parents are an over-bearing MamaBear and an AmoralAttorney that shifts between being a decent father or, on occasion, treating Kyle like a WellDoneSonGuy. Furthermore, in one episode Kyle gets sued and the plaintiff attorney is none other than ''his own father.''
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'': Delete. Even though he's one of Hacker's henchmen, he's simply just too much of a KindheartedSimpleton to even be a JerkassWoobie. Just watch "The Fairy Borg Father" and chances are high you'll want to reach into your screen and cuddle the poor robot.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'':True to the comics, the sheer amount of crap poor Spidey gets put through over the course of this show is unbelievable.

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** Tweek is considered this by some, being an anxiety-ridden NervousWreck with [[AbusiveParents parents]] who feed him unhealthy amounts of possibly meth-infused coffee to deal with his "ADHD" and, by his father's own admission, have him work in the backroom of their coffee shop all day.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'':True ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'': True to the comics, the sheer amount of crap poor Spidey gets put through over the course of this show is unbelievable.
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