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->''"Thanks for noticing me."''
-->-- '''[[TropeNamers Eeyore]]''', ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh''

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This character exists solely to bring everybody down, but not in the DeadpanSnarker sense; they are defined entirely by their complete inability to be happy for more than a few seconds at a time, an emotional state that usually arises from their only ''[[{{Wangst}} occasionally]]'' [[DarkAndTroubledPast justified]] suspicion that they are the ButtMonkey of the [[CosmicPlaything entire universe]]. They are the walking AnthropomorphicPersonification of clinical depression. However, the few moments that they ''are'' [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness happy]] can be a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.

Sometimes overlaps with SourSupporter, but not often; they are generally too unhappy to be effective or active.

When upset, the Eeyore may as well become CuteAndPsycho. Being an Eeyore could easily be interchangeable with {{Emo}} when their angst comes from over-sensitivity and introspection. A stereotypical {{Goth}} will adopt such behaviour out of a more cerebral, nihilistic view of humanity. An Eeyore with artistic talent will use it to [[TrueArtIsAngsty express his overwhelming angst]].

If written a certain way, The Eeyore can easily become a [[TheWoobie Woobie.]] In a FourTemperamentEnsemble, this character is almost always Melancholic.

Compare GrumpyBear. ThePollyanna is the polar opposite of this trope.
!!Example subpages:

* TheEeyore/AnimeAndManga
* TheEeyore/{{Literature}}
* TheEeyore/LiveActionTV
* TheEeyore/VideoGames
* TheEeyore/WesternAnimation



* Creator/RaphaelSanzio: Among the brightly colored geniuses of ''The School of Athens'' sharing their learnings in excitement, the pessimist philosopher Heraclitus bends over a piece of marble, covering his face in shadow, as he looks away from the writing he seems to get no joy from completing.

%% [[folder:ComicBooks]]
%% * In ''ComicBook/AllFallDown'', Pronto is this after [[spoiler:the loss of his legs]].
%% * Bertrand Labévue from ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe''.
%% * Cassie from ''ComicBook/HackSlash'', in a virulently homicidal sort of way. The one and only time she was genuinely happy was when someone got her drunk at springbreak.
%% * Sometimes, ''ComicStrip/{{Rudi}}'' from the German comic with the same name. He also has a buddy who's ''always'' like this.
%% * And, yes, Eeyore is a depressed pessimist in Disney's ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' comics as well.
%% [[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Manny from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' fits this description, especially in the original movie, when he is morose and grieving over the loss of his family.
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': Chuckles the Clown is a subversion: [[{{Expy}} he acts much like Eeyore]], to the point of sharing a voice actor, but then you hear his [[StartOfDarkness backstory]]...
%%* Bad Bill from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''.
* Sadness from ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' definitely qualifies. Every memory she touches turns sad too (though it's noted that this is a recent development). When Joy asks her to think of something happy, Sadness thinks of rain and [[DownerEnding the ending to]] ''Film/OldYeller''.[[spoiler: Eventually, the other emotions learn how to use her in positive ways.]]
* ''{{Trolls}}'': The Bergens are an entire race of Eeyores. They're perpetually depressed and grouchy, with a Bergen being shown hardheartedly burying himself alive. Eating Trolls is the only way a Bergen can feel happiness, and they only do that once a year. [[spoiler: Eventually the Trolls convince the Bergens that they can feel happiness on their own, thanks to a little bit of the PowerOfLove for the king.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Music/RingoStarr in ''Film/AHardDaysNight''. Apparently, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot he had shades of this in reality as well]], but it did bother him when the press began referring to him as "the Sad Beatle" after the movie came out; he claimed that he was perfectly happy, but didn't have a naturally smiley face.
* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie ''Film/AWalkInTheSun'', a soldier gripes constantly (right up to his FamousLastWords) that they're stuck in a ForeverWar and will be fighting all the way to Tibet.
* In ''Film/CanyonPassage'', Logan's clerk Clenchfield is constantly predicting ruin and disaster. In the end, he is proved right (but Logan doesn't care as it just means he gets to start all over again).
* "The Prophet" from ''Film/OperationPetticoat'', who does things like singing "You can't win, my friend, you can't win...", at least until [[spoiler: he survives an attempted strafing.]]

[[folder:New Media]]
* Hope from the internet comedy podcast ''Hope Is Emo'' is, well... emo.
* Website/{{Reddit}} has its cheerful little subreddit r/2meirl4meirl, which is mostly reposting suicidal, extremely self-loathing, and nihilistic reposts from Tumblr and elsewhere, mixed in with pleas to kill them. It's like Shinji Ikari, Marvin the Paranoid Android, and Eeyore ruining all your favorite tumblr posts.
* There's a ''color'' dedicated to this trope in Website/{{Neopets}}, and it's gray. The Gray Faerie usually is portrayed with a cloud over her head, and never, ever says anything cheerful. Fandom has determined that both the faerie, pets and items are just all emo, as there's no reason to do so in such utopic setting.

* Charlie Brown from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' is frequently, though thankfully not always, like this.
%%* Porky Pine from ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}''. His most famous line is probably, "Don't take life so serious, son. It ain't nohow permanent."
* Ted's mom from ''ComicStrip/{{Sally Forth|Howard}}'': She's always worrying and complaining even if nothing's wrong; Sally implies that her mother-in-law enjoys complaining:
-->'''Ted's Mom:''' Was the flight dreadful?\\
'''Ted:''' Actually it was pretty smooth.\\
'''Ted's Mom:''' Yeah, air travel is always a nightmare.
** Ted's tween daughter Hilary was like this when she met her boyfriend Jon. To be fair, her knowledge of relationships comes from "[[SoapOpera bad]] [[{{sitcom}} television]]":
---> '''Hilary:''' So I guess we're going to make a lot of mistakes then, huh?\\
'''Jon:''' Or we'll have a great time together.\\
'''Hilary:''' Oh. Right. I like your way of thinking much better.
* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' protagonist Huey Freeman is a cynical, pessimistic young boy who often rants about whatever (real or perceived) life's problems are on his mind. In one strip, Huey's Granddad asks him how making himself miserable all the time will help, to which he replies:
-->'''Huey:''' "I ''hate'' wisdom."

* Marvin the Paranoid Android from ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. According to the biography of Douglas Adams written by Neil Gaiman, Marvin was originally based on a friend of his, a manic-depressive named Marshall who could only ever be cheered up by his long-suffering wife; he changed the name from "Marshall" to "Marvin" out of kindness. However, after talking about this in an interview, Adams was called by his mother, who claimed that he was totally wrong - Marvin was Eeyore. Adams went to look at some older copies of ''Winnie the Pooh'', "...and blow me down, so he was!" Adams also said that the story he based Marvin on Andrew Marshall was one he'd told so often he no longer remembered if it was true or not. Marshall, he claimed, really was like that, but this proved nothing because ''all'' [[SadClown comedy writers are Eeyores]].
** Andrew Marshall co-wrote ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'', the big radio rival to [=h2g2=]. His persona as "Marvin" was part of a running rivalry between the two hit shows, although people who met him in pubs could confirm he really ''was'' a gloomy pessimist hovering on the brink of depression. He responded by writing an impenetrably boring genius called ''Different Adams'' into his radio show. He went on to write ''2point4Children'' and the TV series, later movie, about WW3, ''WhoopsApocalypse''.
** Incidentally, Marvin's original voice actor was later cast as the TropeNamer in a BBC Radio 4 adaptation of the original AA Milne stories.
%% * Red Symons, former guitarist for the Skyhooks, cultivated this persona for his radio and television career.
%% * Wartime [=SitCom=] ''{{ITMA}}'' had [[PunnyName Mona Lott]], whose CatchPhrase was "It's being so cheerful that keeps me going".
* The Happy Postman, played by Creator/MelBlanc on [[TheGeorgeBurnsAndGracieAllenShow The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show]]. His [=catchphrase=], always done in a sobbing voice of deep despair: "Well, good-bye, Mrs. Burns. And remember: Keep smiling!"
** Blanc uses the Happy Postman voice (and catchphrase) for a JerkassWoobie Easter Bunny in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ''Easter Yeggs''.

%% * Henrik in ''Theatre/ALittleNightMusic''.
%% * OlderThanSteam: Jacques in ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt''. The JustForFun/ZerothLawOfTropeExamples strikes again!
%% * This is one interpretation of the title character in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. That is, when he's not being the DeadpanSnarker.
* George Washington in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix''. He never actually appears on stage, but his dispatches from the field (read to the Congress) are gloomy to the point of despair. As delegate Thomas [=McKean=] puts it, "Och! The man would depress a hyena!"
%% * Sam in ''Theatre/StreetScene'' is almost constantly brooding. His girlfriend, fortunately, doesn't agree with him when he says that life isn't worth living.

* Strong Sad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''; notable in so far as he really ''is'' the ButtMonkey of the entire universe... or at least his brothers' most readily available ChewToy. His 1936 counterpart, Sickly Sam, is like this trope times two. Or more.
** However, some CharacterDevelopment has turned him from what the fans call "Depressing Strong Sad" into "Whiney Strong Sad", and is [[http://forum.hrwiki.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14704 now liked more by the fandom]] than when he had his old personality.
** ''I don't like food anymore!''
* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', one of the Inquisitors accompanying Karamazov turns into besaddened doomsday prophet when they're [[spoiler:sent into the Warp]].
* "Sad Larry" of ''WebAnimation/CyanideAndHappiness'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

%% * [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2296/ Dan the Downer]] from ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness''.
* Aradia of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is [[CatchPhrase okay with a lot of things]], including the Trolls' unavoidable failure and the destruction of their universe. Which she likes to remind the others of ''constantly''. The sheer depressing nature of her conversations is probably one of the reasons why she's not very popular in the fandom at large.
** [[spoiler: Until she resurrected into the [[CameBackStrong God Tiers]] and lost the Eeyore-ness.]]
%% * Jeriah from the webcomic ''Webcomic/MenInHats''.
%% * Petitus from ''Webcomic/OneOverZero''. In fact... [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=549 see for yourself]].
%% * Davan from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' fits the profile to a tee. The sympathy stays with him mostly because every [[CrapsackWorld other person in the webcomic universe is depicted as an asshole]].
%% ** Considering that he is too, the sympathy usually doesn't stay for long.
%% * The main character of [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Boxdog/4851001/ Boxdog]]. Although considering the [[ShootTheShaggyDog setting]]...
* ''Webcomic/{{Follower}}'': Geedy is this at the beginning of the comic due to his isolation. He's slowly improving after meeting Dia.
* Siv Västerström from ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' is definitely one of these. She always looks like a NervousWreck, can list why any given course of action will go horribly wrong without having to think hard about it and can only challenge people in a [[PassiveAggressiveKombat passive-aggressive way]] that makes her [[IgnoredExpert easy to override]], even after she's plucked up enough gumption to do it (she's [[OnlySaneMan not wrong]], just too quietly melodramatic). This also makes her a bit of an ExtremeDoormat who can't (or won't) fight her corner, particularly when trying to deal with her GenkiGuy husband, Torbjörn. What seals the deal? She only kind of brightens up a little when ''he'' starts to frazzle -- it confirms she was right to be down!
* Petitus in ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'', especially in his earliest days. Tailsteak directly tells him in a later strip that he was created to be The Eeyore of the series.
* Greyview the worg in ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is always ready to respond to anything from the most negative perspective possible. ("Do you even ''have'' fruit in the arctic?" '''Greyview''': "Have bitter fruit of eternal despair.") He also has a very cynical view of his relationship with his master Oona: "Is futile to argue. Nod. Get treat. Only certainty in life: When icy jaws of death come, you will not have had enough treats."
* ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' has Lewis, who is a crow, and who is definitely quite the downer. At the very least, he always ''looks'' sad. When any of the other characters become sad or morose, they are assumed to have been hanging around Lewis too much.
* Piro of ''WebComic/MegaTokyo'' could be accused of being this when he's not caught up in the middle of somebody else's drama, though never so much as AuthorAvatar source Fred Gallagher himself.

%% [[folder: Real Life]]
%% * Creator/StevenWright
%% * There's sure to be an Eeyore amongst the more emotionally and philosophically adjusted people in the world.
%% * Creator/FranzKafka.
%% * Clinically depressed people are sometimes like this when they're riding the sliding scale of needing attention versus deserving that attention.
%% * This trope is essentially [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysthymia Dysthymia]] personified.
%% * ''Creator/KarlPilkington'' is known for this.
%% --> '''Karl''':I don't like fun.
%% [[/folder]]