In this work of fiction, everyone on the main cast is a Woobie. All of them are sympathetic and have various dark, depressing and gloomy backstories. The Hero
watched his father die before his eyes as a child, The Lancer
has his best friend stab him in the back and leave him for dead, The Chick
had her hometown destroyed while she watched helpless, and so forth. Likely to be present in a Crapsack World
- Inuyasha, the binding ties of the main heroes is that all of them have had their lives ruined and loved ones slaughtered by the Big Bad Naraku.
- Almost every Final Fantasy game, you can be sure at least half the main cast has suffered the death of a loved one or closed friend, had their hometown destroyed, has no memories of their past, or is struggling to understand their place in the world. Sometimes all four.
- Kingdom Hearts, Sora, Riku, Kairi, Roxas, Xion, Terra, Ven and Aqua suffer varyingly from Mind Rape, Fighting Your Friend, What Measure Is a Non-Human?, Jumping Off the Slippery Slope...