History Woobie / WesternAnimation

4th Feb '16 1:23:49 AM Koolkev
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** Poor, poor Snail. He is a snail and therefore canít travel to places quickly which is why he leaves ''days'' early just so that he can get to school or somewhere on time. In "Hurry Up, Franklin!", because the others animals were much quicker than him, none of them noticed Snail slithering on the road until Franklin, a turtle, noticed Snail crying because no one else noticed him and he wonít be able to make it to Bearís birthday party on time.
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** Poor, poor Snail. He is a snail and therefore canít travel to places quickly which is why he leaves ''days'' early just so that he can get to school or somewhere on time. In "Hurry Up, Franklin!", because the others other animals were much quicker than him, none of them noticed Snail slithering on the road until Franklin, a turtle, noticed Snail crying because no one else noticed him and he wonít be able to make it to Bearís birthday party on time.
3rd Feb '16 7:53:27 PM RAMChYLD
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* Oopsy was designed to be the designated woobie of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInCareALot''. Unfortunately, it only resulted in a BrokenBase- some fans really do find Oopsy adorable and wants to cuddle him all the time, others really hated him with a passion and want him removed from the series.
3rd Feb '16 6:26:45 PM Koolkev
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* ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'': ** If it's possible for an inanimate object to qualify, then how about the treefort? Depending on whether or not you consider ''Franklin and Friends'' an AlternateContinuity, the kids are now on their third treefort. The first one was blown down by a stiff wind in the original series in "Franklin Plays it Safe." A new one was built, and this one (possibly) was knocked down (along with the tree that it was in) by a fierce storm in "Franklin Sees a Storm" on ''Franklin and Friends''. One really begins to wonder just what's up with treeforts in Franklin's world. (As an amusing sidenote, ''Franklin'' / ''Franklin and Friends'' airs on a network called "Treehouse TV" in Canada.) ** Poor, poor Snail. He is a snail and therefore canít travel to places quickly which is why he leaves ''days'' early just so that he can get to school or somewhere on time. In "Hurry Up, Franklin!", because the others animals were much quicker than him, none of them noticed Snail slithering on the road until Franklin, a turtle, noticed Snail crying because no one else noticed him and he wonít be able to make it to Bearís birthday party on time. ** Badger. An adorable and shy girl who suffers from cerebral palsy and therefore needs crutches to help her walk around. Thankfully, everyone gets along with her and they enjoy being with her, but still, a disabled child in a SugarBowl show like this can be jarring and quite depressing. (It's likely that due to parents and children finding her depressing, she was removed from ''Franklin and Friends'' and is never mentioned again.) ** Bear. He is just way too sweet on Franklin, even when he doesnít deserve it, so when Franklin gets angry at him, he defends Franklin and is unreasonably nice to him. Also, he holds honesty and trustworthiness so dear to him that he gets angry at Franklin when he lies or canít keep a secret. Considering that most of his friends (Franklin, Beaver, and Fox) arenít always honest or noble, it must be hard for Bear to find someone like him or even someone to trust. ** Franklin himself. Episodes like "Franklin Has A Bad Day" is just cruel and makes him a ButtMonkey when he is already in a bad mood because he dearly misses his friend Otter. "Franklin Goes to Day Camp" where he and Bear meet Possum but ends up being ignored and then punished by the coach many times for minor offenses. His day was ruined and he was practically cheated on. "Franklin's Valentines" has Franklin losing his valentine cards on the way to school and breaks down when he can't find them. "Franklin's New Hat" has him wearing a gaudy hat his sister Harriet made just to keep her happy. Unfortunately it turns out to be a burden to him until he tells his sister that it has many other uses. ([[RunningGag This show kind of likes]] to make Franklin a ButtMonkey for the sake of a plot...)
31st Jan '16 1:27:24 PM Manny20444
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** Gwen Stacy seems to fill this role quite nicely for many people. (If nothing else, the realization that she IS going to die sooner or later should make you pity her for at least a second.) ** From the same series, Otto Octavius, at least when he isn't all megalomaniacal as Dr. Octopus. ** Eh, on Gwen, seeing as she [[spoiler: [[OperationJealousy dated one of her friends just to get the other (Peter) jealous and into her, and never told that friend who was helplessly in love.]]]] Harry Osborn is either this or a JerkassWoobie. Many villains in this series take this on at one point in time, from Electro in his first episode to the Sandman in his last. {{Big Bad}}s don't make this qualification, however.
23rd Jan '16 8:18:26 AM Furienna
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** Fenton Crackshell was extraordinarilly good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had a big case of bad luck and a tendency to screw things up. And he lived with his trailer trash mother, who would often care more about watching TV than listening to what her only son had to say. Not to mention that he was stuck with dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him. Of course, we're still talking about a relatively light-hearted cartoon, and plenty of this was played for laughs. But the poor guy deserved all of the breaks, that he could ever catch...
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** Fenton Crackshell was extraordinarilly good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had a big case of bad luck and a tendency to screw things up.up, and he was beaten up by the Beagles ''four times'' in one episode alone. And he lived with his trailer trash mother, who would often care more about watching TV than listening to what her only son had to say. Not to mention that he was stuck with dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him. Of course, we're still talking about a relatively light-hearted cartoon, and plenty of this was played for laughs. But the poor guy deserved all of the breaks, that he could ever catch...
19th Jan '16 4:29:26 PM Furienna
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** Fenton Crackshell was extraordinarilly good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had a big case of bad luck and a tendency to screw things up. And he lived with his white trash mother, who would often care more about watching TV than listening to what her only son had to say. Not to mention that he was stuck with dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him. ** The show carefully avoids drawing attention to this, but Huey, Dewey, and Louie were already orphaned by their biological parents (the original 1930s cartoons show them abandoned on Donald's doorstep) when Donald decides to up and abandon them to his elderly, initially uncaring uncle to pursue a career in the navy. Glimpses of the future suggest that he never returns to them, and over time he stops being mentioned at all. Luckily Scrooge quickly warms to them and does his level best to be a good caregiver, but, still, that's a pretty horrifying back story.
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** Fenton Crackshell was extraordinarilly good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had a big case of bad luck and a tendency to screw things up. And he lived with his white trailer trash mother, who would often care more about watching TV than listening to what her only son had to say. Not to mention that he was stuck with dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him. him. Of course, we're still talking about a relatively light-hearted cartoon, and plenty of this was played for laughs. But the poor guy deserved all of the breaks, that he could ever catch... ** The show carefully avoids drawing attention to this, but Huey, Dewey, and Louie were already orphaned by their biological parents (the original 1930s cartoons show them abandoned on Donald's doorstep) when Donald decides to up and abandon them to his elderly, initially uncaring uncle to pursue a career in the navy. Glimpses of the future suggest that he never returns to them, and over time he stops being mentioned at all. Luckily Scrooge quickly warms to them and does his level best to be a good caregiver, but, but still, that's a pretty horrifying sad back story.
19th Jan '16 4:14:11 PM Furienna
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** Fenton Crackshell, who pretty much is a {{suspiciously similar substitute}} to Donald, was this also. He was extraordinarilly good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had an extreme case of bad luck. Not to mention that he was stuck dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him.
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** Fenton Crackshell, who pretty much is a {{suspiciously similar substitute}} to Donald, was this also. He Crackshell was extraordinarilly good at counting, and he did become the super hero Gizmoduck. But he also had an extreme a big case of bad luck. luck and a tendency to screw things up. And he lived with his white trash mother, who would often care more about watching TV than listening to what her only son had to say. Not to mention that he was stuck with dating Gandra Dee, who often was ungrateful or cold-hearted towards him.
16th Jan '16 9:49:31 PM llamabrary
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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.
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In ***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.
16th Jan '16 9:48:56 PM llamabrary
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** Dipper. Good lord, 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?

** Dipper. The poor kid goes through torment and abuse on a regular basis this has had a realistic effect on his self esteem and trust in others. Some high points in his Woobie status were "Little Dipper", "The Deep End", "Dreamscaperers", and "Into The Bunker"
25th Dec '15 8:06:24 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bubsy}}'' has Arnold the Armadillo. He's supposed to be a ButtMonkey, but comes across as sympathetic because he does nothing to deserve the abuse he goes through, which includes being thrown around against his will, crashing through a roof, getting beaten over the head and getting electrocuted. His only "crime" is not liking Bubsy and his cousins, which seems perfectly justified because they're jerks and responsible for much of the aforementioned abuse. He's also extremely afraid of trucks to the point where it looks like the show wants you to laugh of a mental disorder.
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