Created By: ScanVisor on February 9, 2012 Last Edited By: ScanVisor on February 15, 2012
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Lampshading Woobie

S/he\'s the ButtMonkey, and they know it.

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Up for Grabs, Rolling Updates, Do We Have This One??

It's taken you a long time to accept it, but now it's time to face it: You've got it rough. You got the short end of the stick. You were the unfavorite. You grew up in the especially crapsack-y part of the world, you had Abusive Parents, you never got what you wanted for Christmas, and now you're a Broken Bird with about as much hope for the future as George Carlin. Worst of all, No one ever tried to help you either!

So whadya do? Whelp, might as well start making people notice how much your life sucks.

Congratulations, you are the Lampshading Woobie!

Examples:

Anime and Manga

Televesion

Literature
  • Rincewind is one of these in the Discworld series. The world (actually The Lady) are out to torment him, and he sees no reason not to mention it. He also has given up on fighting the torment.
  • Thanks for noticin' old Eeyore.

Web Series
  • Tucker and Church from Red vs. Blue. He brings up the fact that he never gets the sniper rifle, and the fact that he always gets knocked out when any fights happen. Church then feels it's prudent to bring up the fact that Caboose often team-kills him and asks if he wants to switch. Needless to say, Tucker says no.
Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • February 9, 2012
    Psi001
    • Thanks for noticin' old Eeyore.
  • February 9, 2012
    TheLynn
    Rincewind is one of these in the Discworld series. The world (actually The Lady) are out to torment him, and he sees no reason not to mention it. He also has given up on fighting the torment.
  • February 9, 2012
    Premonition45
    Waspinator in Beast Wars: "Inferno blow up, Waspinator must salvage. Waspinator blow up, nobody salvage! Why universe hate Waspinator?!"
  • February 9, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Marshall in Big Wave Daves. Nobody else can see it, but he's the Butt Monkey of the world and he wants them to acknowledge it. Example: when they go to a restaurant, they get the worst table in the place despite several other open tables being available. His is the chair with chocolate on it, ruining his pants. His friend orders a steak, that's fine. He orders a steak, it turns out that the one his friend ordered was the last one they had. Except, a regular comes in (who they came to talk to, which is why they're at that restaurant in the first place) and orders a steak - they saved one just for him. And the waiter (who doesn't writer orders down, claiming to have an excellent memory) can't remember what Marshall ordered to replace his steak.
  • February 12, 2012
    Arivne
    @ScanVisor/OP: In your Everybody Loves Raymond example did you mean to say Robert Barone, Raymond's brother, who's always complaining about how their parents favored Raymond over him?
  • February 12, 2012
    ScanVisor
    My bad. Thanks man. I came up with this YKTTW after watching like, 4 hours of the show on TBS, I can't believe I made that mistake. Oh, you know what it was? I was watching the This Is Sparta remix of "LOVELESS MARRIAGE?!" at the time.
  • February 12, 2012
    ScanVisor
    Fixed.
  • February 12, 2012
    Koveras
    Can Playing With A Trope be really considered a separate trope?
  • February 13, 2012
    ScanVisor
    This is simply another variety of Woobie, in the trend of jerkassWoobie, Stoic Woobie, Woobie Destroyerof Worlds, this one's just more meta-.
  • February 15, 2012
    Rytex
    Tucker and Church from {{Red vs. Blue}}. He brings up the fact that he never gets the sniper rifle, and the fact that he always gets knocked out when any fights happen. Church then feels it's prudent to bring up the fact that Caboose often team-kills him and asks if he wants to switch. Needless to say, Tucker says no.

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