History WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds / ComicBooks

19th Aug '16 5:26:39 PM WillBGood
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** [[FanonDiscontinuity Furthermore, after being badly injured and put in a coma following the Infinite Crisis events, Captain Atom, making the best out of the hard learned lessons of the past months, personally captures, enslaves, and trains (by fighting to death in his personal arena) several alternate versions of people he knew, for the expressed purpose of conquering and laying waste to the entire Multiverse, in revenge for his past Woobie life]].

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** [[FanonDiscontinuity Furthermore, after being badly injured and put in a coma following the Infinite Crisis events, Captain Atom, making the best out of the hard learned lessons of the past months, personally captures, enslaves, and trains (by fighting to death in his personal arena) several alternate versions of people he knew, for the expressed purpose of conquering and laying waste to the entire Multiverse, in revenge for his past Woobie life]].life. [[FanonDiscontinuity Or not.]]
7th Aug '16 9:33:00 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.

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* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter GenericDoomsdayVillain of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.
7th Aug '16 9:29:21 PM TheNerevarine
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* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Death Queen]] in ''ComicBook/LadyDeath'' is a would-be conqueror determined to take over {{Hell}}. She is revealed to be [[spoiler: the main protagonist' mother]] who was kidnapped by demons and subjected to [[RapeAsDrama rape]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]. Feeling resentful that she wasn't rescued, she emerged as a extremely powerful sorceress and determined to take revenge on those she felt had abandoned her.
7th Jul '16 1:49:09 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A downplayed example is the DC super-villain Doomsday; created by a twisted alien scientist who wanted to create the UltimateLifeform, his methods for doing so were utterly barbaric. Doomsday was engineered in a lab to be equipped with genetic memory... and then dumped on prehistoric Krypton, a lethal DeathWorld. Afterwards, the scientist retrieved the remnants and cloned a fresh incarnation of Doomsday from the corpse before dropping him back into the wilderness. Countless horrific, painful deaths later, by a process of [[LamarckWasRight Lamarckian evolution]], Doomsday has developed into the ultimate survivor... but has also been driven completely ''insane'', so consumed with traumatic memories of ''thousands'' of deaths that what's left is a creature locked in a fear-fueled UnstoppableRage, blindly lashing out at everything that lives because it's convinced that it can only be safe when all other life is '''dead'''.
31st May '16 2:56:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.

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* In the LooseCanon tie-in to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFiendshipIsMagic'', Sombra is presented as this, in contrast to the BlankCharacter of the show. Sombra was originally just an amnesiac orphan unicorn in the Crystal Empire's orphanage, a shy and gentle colt with a speech impediment who was constantly passed over by potential parents and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer picked on mercilessly by the rest of the orphans]]. He had only one friend, a ditzy unicorn filly named Radiant Hope. His StartOfDarkness came when, on the first visit to the yearly Crystal Faire, the Crystal Heart showed him a vision of his becoming a terrifying monster, in contrast to his friend's vision of becoming a princess. Every year after, on that day, he would be left bedridden with immense pain, which got increasingly worse until one day, when he started ''[[BodyHorror slowly disintegrating]]''! When his friend saves his life with a unique healing spell, he becomes convinced that his own descent into evil will soon follow. He promptly runs away from the orphanage, hoping to prevent this from happening, and in the process he finally finds out who he is: a creation of an EldritchAbomination called the Umbrum that has been imprisoned deep beneath the Crystal Empire, sent to sabotage the Crystal Heart and set it free. This pushes him over the edge, convincing him that YouCantFightFate, and he went back to the Empire to steal the Crystal Heart. It wasn't until he was confronted by Princess Amora, who revealed she had known who/what he was all along and had simply left him in the orphanage, hoping he would somehow "choose good" even when he had nothing and nopony except Radiant Hope, that the last vestiges of his old self snapped and he [[ThenLetMeBeEvil truly embraced darkness]]. InUniverse, even ''Twilight Sparkle'' expresses sympathy for Sombra after reading his backstory in his old diary, although Cadance pointedly reminds Twilight not to forget that a sympathetic backstory doesn't excuse the evil he did.did.
* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': Nemesis's son Thoth witnesses the death of his mother and is accidentally abandoned for years on Termight by his father, who believed they had both died. He then tries to use his warlock powers to destroy everyone.
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15th May '16 9:34:16 AM nombretomado
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* Long time on again/off again X-Men antagonist/ally {{Magneto}} arguably fits this trope, having suffered through the discrimination of World War II as a boy only to face it again as an adult for being a mutant, though he's better known for being a WellIntentionedExtremist.

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* Long time on again/off again X-Men antagonist/ally {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} arguably fits this trope, having suffered through the discrimination of World War II as a boy only to face it again as an adult for being a mutant, though he's better known for being a WellIntentionedExtremist.
16th Apr '16 9:48:55 AM Berrenta
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* Superboy Prime could count. Yeah, he's skimmed over the MoralEventHorizon and many believe that he's completely irredeemable, but just look at how he got this way. Right after he learned that he was a counterpart to his childhood hero, his (and supposedly our) universe was wiped out and [[RetGone removed from history]] ([[ItGotBetter it's better now]]). Afterwards, everyone just forgot about him, while he was isolated in a pocket universe - only to be used by [[ManipulativeBastard Alexander Luthor Jr.]]. And now that he's [[NoFourthWall back in our reality]], he's completely aware that [[TheScrappy everyone hates him.]] He's one JerkassWoobie [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Destroyer of Worlds.]]

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* Superboy Prime could count. Yeah, he's skimmed over the MoralEventHorizon and many believe that he's completely irredeemable, but just look at how he got this way. Right after he learned that he was a counterpart to his childhood hero, his (and supposedly our) universe was wiped out and [[RetGone removed from history]] ([[ItGotBetter it's better now]]).history]]. Afterwards, everyone just forgot about him, while he was isolated in a pocket universe - only to be used by [[ManipulativeBastard Alexander Luthor Jr.]]. And now that he's [[NoFourthWall back in our reality]], he's completely aware that [[TheScrappy everyone hates him.]] He's one JerkassWoobie [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Destroyer of Worlds.]]
13th Mar '16 9:34:25 PM WillBGood
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* ComicBook/TheBoys has recently gone into this territory. Butchers response after finally having revenge on the man/superhero who raped and indirectly killed his wife [[spoiler:kill every superhero in the world. A superhero raped his wife who in turn did not tell him about it. Several months after the event the fetus from this rape grew exponentially and clawed its way out of her womb, killing her in the process.]]

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* ComicBook/TheBoys ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' has recently gone into this territory. Butchers Butcher's response after finally having revenge on the man/superhero who raped and indirectly killed his wife [[spoiler:kill [[spoiler: who did not tell him about the rape, leading him only to find out several months later when the fetus grew exponentially and lethally clawed its way out of her womb]]: kill every superhero in the world. A superhero raped his wife who in turn did not tell him about it. Several months after the event the fetus from this rape grew exponentially and clawed its way out of her womb, killing her in the process.]]
13th Dec '15 8:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* {{X-Force}} once faced a villain team called the Inner Circle, two-thirds of which were this trope. For starters, they all have [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable powers]] related to death, which is bound to cause some angst. Individually, Eli Bard was a loser through his whole life, then was vampirized by Selene and forced to be her slave for the next two thousand years; Wither lost many of his friends (including the girl he liked) to [[TheFundamentalist crazy religious fundamentalists]] and later his surviving friends abandoned him for being "dangerous" (oh, and later he's vampirized, too); Blink was abandoned and left for dead by the X-Men after saving all their lives (to be fair, they NeverFoundTheBody); and Mortis had an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] while her half-sister, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, had a loving one and grew up to become a famous singer. [[BigBad Selene]] gave them refuge and taught them to do whatever they wanted with their powers... which resulted in lots of people dying. While by the time of the final battle they're all ranting-and-raving {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, that, if anything, makes their situation even more tragic. The two exceptions in the group of six are Senyaka, who signed up [[BloodKnight to have better opportunities to kill people]] (fittingly, he's also the one with the best control over his powers and the only one who was a villain ''before'' being recruited by Selene), and Selene herself, who just wants to [[AGodAmI become a goddess]].

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* {{X-Force}} ComicBook/XForce once faced a villain team called the Inner Circle, two-thirds of which were this trope. For starters, they all have [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable powers]] related to death, which is bound to cause some angst. Individually, Eli Bard was a loser through his whole life, then was vampirized by Selene and forced to be her slave for the next two thousand years; Wither lost many of his friends (including the girl he liked) to [[TheFundamentalist crazy religious fundamentalists]] and later his surviving friends abandoned him for being "dangerous" (oh, and later he's vampirized, too); Blink was abandoned and left for dead by the X-Men after saving all their lives (to be fair, they NeverFoundTheBody); and Mortis had an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] while her half-sister, ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}, had a loving one and grew up to become a famous singer. [[BigBad Selene]] gave them refuge and taught them to do whatever they wanted with their powers... which resulted in lots of people dying. While by the time of the final battle they're all ranting-and-raving {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s, that, if anything, makes their situation even more tragic. The two exceptions in the group of six are Senyaka, who signed up [[BloodKnight to have better opportunities to kill people]] (fittingly, he's also the one with the best control over his powers and the only one who was a villain ''before'' being recruited by Selene), and Selene herself, who just wants to [[AGodAmI become a goddess]].
28th Nov '15 4:03:07 PM nombretomado
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* A Marvel What If? shows us an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fires satellite lasers at the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] during WorldWarHulk, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero killing every superhero present except for the Hulk]]. The Skrulls see the Hulk as their prophet and launch [[SecretInvasion their attack]] early, killing most of the other heroes and conquer most of the planet within two months. The Hulk is recruited into the resistance, makes great progress, and becomes a symbol of hope and inspiration. Then the Skrulls hit the heroes with a bioweapon, killing them all-- once again, except the Hulk. The Hulk, now utterly bitter and filled with nothing but rage, summons the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have him call ComicBook/{{Galactus}} to destroy the earth and the whole Skrull population with it. Once this is done, the Hulk becomes the new Herald of Galactus, the World Breaker, and goes on to destroy countless other worlds by feeding them to his new master.

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* A Marvel What If? shows us an alternate universe where [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] fires satellite lasers at the [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] during WorldWarHulk, ComicBook/WorldWarHulk, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero killing every superhero present except for the Hulk]]. The Skrulls see the Hulk as their prophet and launch [[SecretInvasion [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion their attack]] early, killing most of the other heroes and conquer most of the planet within two months. The Hulk is recruited into the resistance, makes great progress, and becomes a symbol of hope and inspiration. Then the Skrulls hit the heroes with a bioweapon, killing them all-- once again, except the Hulk. The Hulk, now utterly bitter and filled with nothing but rage, summons the ComicBook/SilverSurfer to have him call ComicBook/{{Galactus}} to destroy the earth and the whole Skrull population with it. Once this is done, the Hulk becomes the new Herald of Galactus, the World Breaker, and goes on to destroy countless other worlds by feeding them to his new master.
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