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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': ButtMonkey + AGodAmI [[ThereAreNoTherapists - Therapists]] = TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. The mind-bending monster ''wasn't exactly helping''.
* Minoru in the ShowWithinAShow in ''Anime/LuckyStar''.
* Teru Mikami in ''Manga/DeathNote''.
** And, in a way, Touta Matsuda.
** All the Death Note users in the pilot chapter (see the [[{{Anvilicious}} anvils?]])
** Kiyomi Takada in the live-action movie.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Arguably Light Yagami]]- he was seriously considering the [[JerkJock school bully]] for his second kill despite how it might implicate him to kill someone he knows.
* The sequence in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' where [[spoiler:Maria tortures Rosa over and over as revenge for all the abuse she has suffered at her hands over the years. It doesn't help that most of the torture is graphic and that Beatrice resurrects Rosa over and over for Maria to torture.]] This is later implied to be AllJustADream.
* Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' got a lot of mockery from various nobles. He got his laugh.
* [[spoiler: Sasuke]] from Manga/{{Naruto}} ''thinks'' he's acting out this trope when he tries to remember Konoha, and remembers everybody laughing, concluding that they must have ''really'' been laughing at ''him'', and now he'll start getting his revenge! They actually weren't laughing at him but rather at some joke or something, he's just ''[[AxCrazy completely insane]]''.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Alternatively]], it's an unnecessarily dramatic way of saying that he hates [[spoiler: Konoha]] for living and growing thanks to [[spoiler: Itachi's sacrifice]] and yet being completely unaware of it. So what better way to [[spoiler: make Itachi's sacrifice meaningful than to destroy the village he sacrificed everything for?]]
*** Like we said-''[[AxCrazy completely insane]]''.
** Naruto has a few shades of this early on, before he grows out of his ButtMonkey and [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer pariah]] status, and Naruto himself has said a couple times that if not for his TrueCompanions he might have wound up being an example of this trope.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', Ash's recent rival Paul was a JerkAss who treated Chimchar, a fire ape, like a literal ButtMonkey, insulting it and yelling at it every time it lost a battle. Paul finally got so fed up that he pulled a non-lethal YouHaveFailedMe and released Chimchar. Luckily, Chimchar was quickly brought on to Ash's team, who promised to take better care of it. Thanks to Ash, Chimchar started to become successful and confident. It soon evolved to its final stage. What's more, both evolutions were right in front of Paul, who was shocked to see the power that his old Pokémon has gained. In your face, Paul! [[spoiler: Later he gets HoistByHisOwnPetard in the Sinnoh League, as he ends up losing to that [[TheDogBitesBack same Infernape that he abused as a Chimchar]].]]
** Which is also how Ash got his Charmander. Charmander's original owner hated how 'weak' he was and abandoned it in a rainstorm to die. That Charmander grew into Charizard, Ash's strongest Pokémon.
*** At the end of his debut episode even, Charmander finally realized how much of a douche his trainer is, and [[AshFace paid him]] [[TheDogBitesBack in kind]].
** In "''A Shroomish Skirmish''", Ash's Corphish and May's Torchic settle their differences after Corphish protected Torchic from a herd of angry Breloom, and Torchic returned the favor by evolving into Combusken to save him. At the end of the episode, Corphish attempts to steal Combusken's food again (which started their squabble in the first place) but was now more intimidated by the more powerful Combusken, and Combusken simply laughs it off.
** And then there's the Team Rocket trio, who were originally constantly kicked around by the heroes, but during the ''Best Wishes'' series, they actually became like this.
* A variation happens in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann,'' when Rossiu, who's had more than a few digs sent his way by [[IdiotHero Kamina]], [[spoiler:grows up to be an EvilChancellor and nearly has Simon (TheHero and Kamina's main protege) executed- albeit for [[ShootTheDog an unrelated reason]].]]
* Tetsuo Shima in ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' [[spoiler: not only [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge pulls it off]], but [[AGodAmI moves to the next level and creates his own universe.]]]]
* Lucy from ''Manga/ElfenLied''. [[spoiler: after suffering years of abuse the final straw is when the bullies [[KickTheDog beat her puppy to death]] [[MoralEventHorizon right in front of her]]--and they only found out about it because the {{Alpha|Bitch}} BitchInSheepsClothing [[EtTuBrute pretended to be her friend]]. [[BreakTheCutie "You know who isn't human? You know who isn't human?! PEOPLE LIKE YOU!"]] ...and the bullies explode in LudicrousGibs.]]
** [[spoiler: Plus her first fight scene with that BadassNormal gun-maniac. He attacks her in the form of Nyuu, and when she turns back into Lucy, she outright says the trope phrase as she blinds him and removes his arm.]]
* In the second season of TheNineties ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Wiseman [[MindRape convinces]] [=ChibiUsa=] that everyone saw her as an annoying little brat and wanted her gone. She uses the powers he gives her to turn into Black Lady and treats her former friends this way.
* It's never brought up in-series and is therefore something of a meta example, but [[GunBuster Noriko Takaya]] ''definitely'' qualifies. First episode? [[JokeCharacter She has almost no talent or self-confidence]], and is the academy's ChewToy / ButtMonkey, qualifying for [[TheWoobie Chief Woobie]] after she has a short mental breakdown. Episodes five and six? [[MemeticBadass She's a]] [[DistaffCounterpart genderflipped]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]].
--> '''Fandom:''' "Who's laughing now, you [[TeensAreMonsters sadistic bitches]]? [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHO'S?! LAUGHING?! NOW?!]]"
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