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[[caption-width-right:240:[[IThinkYouBrokeHim I think we broke him.]]]]

->''"I really feel like sobbing to myself in a dark corner right now..."''
-->-- '''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]]''', ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm''

When things look depressing for our comical {{anime}} hero, what's the best course of action? Why, go SuperDeformed, sit in a corner, wrap your arms around your knees, and sulk like you've never sulked before! Preferably in a DramaticSpotlight. Bonus points if you manage to act gloomy enough to attract [[HitodamaLight ghosts]] or grow mushrooms in your dark, damp corner of woe. The technical term for this is [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness latibulating]].

Often combined with ColorFailure. Compare TroubledFetalPosition when this position is adopted out of shock rather than sulking. See also ShowerOfAngst.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Keiichi goes into the corner, complete with dark clouds and spirals, after returning home from a visit to the sea where [[spoiler:he accidentally confessed his love to Skuld, not Belldandy.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Air}}'', Uraha and Ryuya do this when Kanna tells them not to sit so close to her. Repeatedly.
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** [[MoeAnthropomorphism Germany]] has one of these incidents in his cell after [[TheDitz Italy]] reveals his deepest, darkest, fetishes to the Allies.
** England also has one as well when he and France decide to let little America choose who he wants to be his big brother. France offers America a gourmet meal, which England knows he can't compete against with his cooking.
* Nyamo did this once in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' at the beach house, after being upstaged, embarrassed, and verbally and utterly trashed by ''[[ManChild Yukari]]''.
* In ''Manga/{{Barakamon}}'', Handa goes into this after he learns that he came in second to an 18-year-old in a calligraphy competition.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Surprisingly, it happens to Ichigo Kurosaki when he is told by Isshin to stay out of the way while Isshin, Yuzu and Karin tend to victims of an accident.
* In ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', Kazuki has one of these instants when Okakura's report card grade turns out to be higher than his.
* ''Manga/CityHunter'': [[TheHero Ryo Saeba]] does this a few times when his ObfuscatingStupidity act gets so annoying people yells at him. In one of those times he even muttered "Why must a hitman be always serious?"
* In one of the ''Manga/DeathNote'' four panel comics, Ryuk does this after Light tells him that he's more human than most of the human characters, and should quit being a Shinigami.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Alphonse has been known to do this.
--->'''Al:''' It's not my fault I'm [[GentleGiant big!]]
** Mustang does this whenever someone (usually Hawkeye) points out that he's useless when wet.
** In ''Brotherhood'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_bkyaQs71E&t=8m45s Yoki does this.]]
* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' does this twice, though both instances aren't actually in corners.
** In the first instance, we see Miaka trying to cheer Tamahome up after the Kodoku arc. She tells him that none of the evil things he did, which she bluntly explains in detail, was his fault.
** The second instance occurs in the omake, where everyone is disguised as a woman. Chichiri is so awesome that he changes his appearance entirely, and Miaka wonders aloud if he was trying to look like the fiance his best friend stole from him, driving him to kill said best friend.
* Happens during [[UnsettlingGenderReveal THAT SCENE]] in ''Manga/GirlsBravo'', coupled with a HeroicBSOD moment, when Kazuhara finds out one of the girls is packin' a nasty surprise...
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'':
** The FourGirlEnsemble are having a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chankonabe chankonabe]] -- or sumo wrestler's hot pot -- prepared mainly by the weight-conscious cook Hiro. And then Miyako and Sae utter lines usually reserved for sumo wrestlers -- likely to be incidental -- and prompt Hiro herself to leave her apartment and sit in the Corner Of Woe in the backyard.
** Yuno almost walked off into a ''garbage pile of woe'' in one chapter upon discovering that someone she thought as more talented than her was forced to leave school while she was still there. The anime handled the chapter somewhat differently, by only giving Yuno the spotlight.
* Kaoru accidentally ends up causing [[{{Otaku}} Hajime and Mayotama]] to start sulking when she points out that they don't have any friends in real life.
* In ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'', Kazehaya does this after unintentionally 'proposing' to Sawako and being mocked by Pin. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Yeah, long story.]]
* ''Manga/KOn'':
** Mio goes into the corner not when she's upset, but whenever something scary or disgusting happens. In one episode, Yamanaka-sensei tries to enter the corner for some good old-fashioned weeping, only to find Mio there already.
** Yui did this once in the Manga after Ritsu [[spoiler:tears off the protective film on Yui's guitar.]]
* In episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan'', both [[AllMenArePerverts Manabe and Haruka's grandfather]] sit in one after they find out the mixed bathhouse is closed due to repairs.
* ''Manga/KyoKoiOHajimemasu'': Tsubaki ends up like this during the Christmas chapter because Sakura reminds her she has to stay and study. Complete with hitodama.
* [[TheDandy Haruka]] from ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' does this all the time, especially after [[spoiler:Otani and Koizumi finally get together.]]
* Konata of ''Manga/LuckyStar'' does this when lamenting the cable company's inability to install cable TV (and hence Anime-channels) in her suburb.
* [[http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/9919/bangai12d.jpg A strip]] of the ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' omake has Lindy doing this after being reminded of her age.
* Shiratori Ryushi did this the first time he got picked on for his "girly looks" in ''Manga/{{Mahoraba}}''. He even got hitodama in the manga.
* In ''Anime/MaiOtome'', Nina does this after her plan to capture the Gelle Anguille fails because the labels on the sugar and salt were switched, although she doesn't realize it at the time. She had been hoping her plan would succeed to make up for the humiliation of almost drowning because of the Gelle Anguille.
* In one ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch Pure'' episode, it happens sometime after the heroines find a [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday videoke house]] (unknowingly) set up by the bad guys that somehow had the songs they sang against their enemies. In trying out their songs, they somehow keep getting low scores. When Rina sings one of her [[ImageSong image songs]] "Piece of Love", when she got a measly '''16''', she enters this pose.
* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': Invoked by [[DefrostingIceQueen Ayase]], after failing to seduce Seiji with her new swimsuit, which she'd chosen for the express purpose of showing off her figure.
* Sun's Father in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' does this after Sun [[spoiler:cuts her bond from the Seto family]].
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': During the camping arc, when Yaoyozoru describes her power to create objects, Sero remarks that it's kind of like [[ToiletHumor pooping]] -- and to make matters worse, they're in the middle of eating curry. Cue Yaomomo sitting in the (metaphorical) corner while Jiro punches Sero and demands he apologize.
* In the beginning of Part II of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', Naruto and Sakura would do this whenever Sasuke was mentioned.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** In the Whiskey Peak arc, Nami desperately tries to convince Luffy not to go up against Crocodile, but he just won't listen. At one point, she ends up getting so frustrated she does the trope, as Vivi tries to cheer her up with money.
** Jyabura does this in an episode of after finding out that Fukurou told everyone Jyabura's girlfriend dumped him.
** Perona's Negative Hollow's force anyone hit by them into this trope. Except for [[LovableCoward Usopp]]; she merely adopted the Corner Of Woe; Usopp was born in it.
* Bizarrely, the TastesLikeDiabetes intro for ''LightNovel/{{Oreshura}}'' has a couple of these as a FreezeFrameBonus.
* Happens at least OncePerEpisode in ''Anime/OruchubanEbichu'', usually after Ebichu gets [[MegatonPunch pulverized by OL]].
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', this is Tamaki's signature move, as seen above. He does it very well. (Yes, he has been ordered to "[[LampshadeHanging Stop growing mushrooms in other peoples' closets!]]", so bonus points.)
* ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'': While they're outside, Yuko does this in episode 7 when she boasts that she's slept in Sorata's bed the year before. Then Mashiro says she slept in his bed too, causing her to retreat into this trope. (Of course, this is just one of Mashiro's NotWhatItLooksLike moments.)
* [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Bertie Wooster]] does this in the manga ''Please, Jeeves'' after he overhears Jeeves calling him "mentally negligible".
* In the manga of VideoGame/Persona3, after Junpei coldly tells Ryoji to go home when the latter tries to say that girls are a distraction to him, Ryoji suffers from this while Minato tries to console him.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** When Brock first returned after the Orange Islands arc, he would go into the Corner Of Woe [[NoodleIncident any time someone mentioned Professor Ivy]].
** In same episode, Ash does that later when Misty mentions Gary!
** Ash, Brock ''and'' Pikachu ''all'' go into a corner after boasting their "expertise" in falling into Team Rocket's pitfalls...and May and Max point out that that's not something to be proud of.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
** In the manga, Ranma starts sulking in a corner when he sees Shinnosuke's head on Akane's lap.
** He sulks again when he is seperated from Akane by moving out of the Tendō household.
* In the ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' anime, Kenshin does this a few times whenever Seijuuro Hiko brings up a funny or otherwise embarrassing memory of Kenshin in his youth. This comes complete with purple floating spirits.
* Dororo on ''Manga/SgtFrog'' tends to do this when his "[[HeroicBSOD Trauma Switch]]" activates.
* During chapter 083 of ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'', after trying and failing to win at least one match of Rock-Paper-Scissors, Ika demands a rematch from Eiko, saying that she can use a special move so that she can't lose...and Eiko tells Ika that every Rock-Paper-Scissors player needs to use the three signs. This results in Ika ending up like this.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Every time you mention Death the Kid's "Sanzu Lines" (the three lines that only wrap around the left side of his head), he goes into a spiral of depression due to his [[SuperOCD obsession over symmetry]].
** Crona spends so much time in the Corner of Woe that s/he's nicknamed it Mr. Corner/Roomsky Kornerkov. [[AmbiguousGender S/He]] can even inflict the corner on others; [[http://youtu.be/YCa5_CUZgUY Crona once wrote a poem]] [[BrownNote so depressing]] that Maka, Marie, Soul, and even '''Black☆Star''' crept into a corner mumbling "I wish I'd never been born," after reading it. Sid the zombie followed them with "I wish I'd never come back to life," -- not because he read the poem, but because he couldn't get Crona to stop being afraid of him.
* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': Wakatake has one of this (on top of his dad's spiral chair) at episode 8, due to [[AttentionWhore losing the chance to publicly name and shame Sunahara Meats]].
* Even [[MillionairePlayboy Ranmaru]] has done this in a chapter of ''Manga/TheWallflower'' when the gang [[MushroomSamba ate some strange mushrooms.]] Of course, it isn't really a corner, since they're outside, but it still [[http://www.mangareader.net/221-57675-17/perfect-girl-evolution/chapter-102.html manages to give that impression.]]
* Popura in ''Manga/{{Working}}'' pulls one when she feels Takanashi doesn't trust her.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', Keima did this when he was unable to beat a buggy game.
* This happens quite often in ''Anime/YakitateJapan''; most of the characters get a scene like this.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/TheMadScientistWars'', third-rung character "Calypso", a Caribbean RetiredBadass Film/JamesBond parody who now works as a secretary, is described as doing this briefly in one scene, supposedly due to being beaten in arm wrestling by the new girl. It's likely he was fooling, as he recovers [[TenMinuteRetirement suspiciously quickly.]]
* [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]] expresses his desire to do this in ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' after [[ButtMonkey the poor guy]] gets his masculinity mocked by [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]], a freaking ''[[PinkIsForSissies pink]] [[AllGirlsLikePonies pony]]''.
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%%* After they break the masquerade for her via [[spoiler:mini-rocket-launcher-to-her-friend's-face]] (though he isn't too hurt by that) Alice decides to find her Corner Of Woe as part of her "panic response".

[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'': At one point, Juror 10 rants angrily about minorities, including that of the defendant (a Hispanic), stating that minorities living in slums are animals who kill for fun and gleefully break the law, showing no respect for people he believes are owed it by birthright. When the other jurors begin ignoring him, only one of them allows him to continue, before 10 sees that he's no longer being listened to. When he pleads for them to allow him to finish, because he's got a lot more to say, Juror 4 finishes it: "I have (listened) ... now sit down and don't open your mouth again." For the rest of the film, 10 fits the trope, perhaps for the first time in his life, sitting in a corner alone, rarely participating and conceding defeat, giving a weak acknowledgement of "not guilty" when another poll is taken toward the end of the film.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** A rare live-action version occurs in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', when the team meets Kyosuke Jinnai, the former [[Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger Red Racer]]. He tells Don that since [[BroughtDownToNormal losing his powers]] he's become cowardly (and assumes the hugging-the-knees pose). Don, himself a scaredy cat, says he can sympathize and sits down next to Kyosuke in the same pose. This results in the two of them nodding solemnly to one another as the MonsterOfTheWeek shouts at them in confused frustration.
** In order for Ninjaman to relinquish the ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger'' Grand Power, the Gokaigers try various ways to impress him (Luka dresses up in [[{{Fanservice}} a kimono]], Joe bakes him a cupcake shaped in Ninjaman's likeness, and Marvelous performs a comedy routine with Navi). When Marvelous' routine goes awry, the food gets ruined, and Joe was devastated when the Ninjaman cupcake was destroyed. In a FunnyBackgroundEvent, he spends the rest of the scene in the Galleon ''sitting inside a treasure chest'', moping.
** Upon being freed from his brainwashing and joining the team, [[SixthRanger Misao Mondo, Zyuoh The World]], of the [[Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger Zyuohgers]] is revealed to have a crippling lack of self-esteem (due to having a FriendlessBackground), often characterized by this trope...even when morphed.
* Eiji Hino, a.k.a. ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', puts himself in one of these when he doesn't figure out that the VictimOfTheWeek has feelings for her teacher, a fact that both his EvilMentor and the [[SixthRanger Second Rider]] found out instantly.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. John Crichton has a habit of flying off in Farscape One when he wants to be alone. This backfires on him when Moya starbursts away without warning, leaving him drifting in space.
* ''Series/FullHouse'': A Season 4 episode, "Crimes and Michelle's Demeanor," sees Michelle sent to one when she begins misbehaving around the house, and Danny realizes that if he doesn't act now, his youngest daughter will have no sense of boundaries or consequences. When finally sent to the corner for pulling her biggest stunt -- dragging a filled kiddie pool into the house -- Danny kicks the trope into effect. A while later, Michelle cries out, "This is no fun staring at the wall," and the 3-year-old tyke has learned a lesson about why there are rules.

* The best way to describe the current page image, courtesy of Music/{{REM}}:
--> That's me in the corner\\
That's me in the spotlight\\
Losing my religion

[[folder:Video Games]]
* This is the shot you get when finishing a ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 1'' playthrough with a Bad Ending (i.e. without getting a confession of love from any girl).
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'', this is one of Asbel's [[RunningGag possible reactions]] for his failure to lead the "We are...awesome!" victory pose.
* ''VideoGame/OneHundredPercentOrangeJuice'': Suguri reacts like this when K.O.'d. And it looks adorable.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Ash occasionally engages in this in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}''.
* ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'':
** [[http://satwcomic.com/nordics-like-fish Denmark does it after discovering one of Iceland's "culinary dish".]]
** [[http://satwcomic.com/christmas-traditions And Vatican upon finding how the Nordics celebrate Christmas.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20101116.html Galatea has a breakdown]] on realizing she's just as lousy a parent as her dad.
* ''Webcomic/ARedtailsDream'' has Hannu demonstrate this in classic form in [[http://www.minnasundberg.fi/comic/page432.php this strip]].
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'' has this happen to Tiffany (complete with gloom flames), in [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/girls_who_resisted this scene]], as a result of [[DudeWheresMyRespect being left out]] [[spoiler: Cerise]]'s evil plans. It doubles as a FunnyBackgroundEvent, since Mel and the others focus on questioning [[spoiler: Cerise]] [[WhatTheHellHero for her actions]] and [[Funny/MagickChicks fail to notice Tiffany sulking behind them.]]
* Sydney manages this one in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' -- after interrupting a small meeting between world leaders. She [[GenkiGirl bounces back]], though.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* The WebVideo/JoueurDuGrenier has one in the first part of the ''VideoGame/TakeshisChallenge'' review, after he sings karaoke to advance through the game and is told "That was shit. Get out of here."
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic ends up retreating into 'the uncomfortable corner', sucking his thumb, after seeing a commercial for a candy with a ''very'' UnfortunateName, [[spoiler: Ayds]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Party of One", Pinkie Pie gets one of these scenes when she believes her friends don't want to be her friend anymore. She remains sad even after the spotlight on her is turned off and revealed to be the same one she was using to interrogate Spike.
* Happened once to the Crimson Chin from ''WesternAnimation/{{The Fairly OddParents}}'', to the point where a comic Timmy purchased has all the panels showing CC in a fetal position and sucking his thumb.