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[[caption-width-right:253:What every woobie needs.]]
* Anubis of ''HighSchoolOfTheGods'' is the [[EgyptianMythology Egyptian Guardian of the Dead]]... with the nickname "Noob" and a puppy hat, and usually both the butt of jokes and creator of awkward situations. He is also aware of this fact.
* The title character of ''TheIntrepidGirlbot'' is a big ball of woobie-ness, but be careful not to hug her too long or [[http://www.intrepidgirlbot.com/2009/03/25/hello-hug/ you might get zapped]].
* Rabbit from '''Webcomic/{{Skins}}''' has probably had the roughest time out of the characters. It's implied he was orphaned in the occult war and then abandoned by his older siblings (WordOfGod confirms this.) As a teenager, he ended up in [[spoiler:the Pit, a supernatural prison]] because of something Vinnie did. And to top it off, [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Skins-Inside-Out-1-384823412 his first love defected to the Coven's rival occult agency, leaving him to wake up in an empty quarters.]]
* White Mage is the closest thing to a woobie in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''.
* Ryan/Rachel Hawke in ''Webcomic/AbstractGender''.
** Rayne, the author of ''Abstract Gender'', also almost qualifies in some people's minds, what with the Curse and all.
* Dark Smoke Puncher is about the closest ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' gets to having a Woobie. He hides his intelligence behind false idiocy and slang, and his fantasy is apparently having his father hug him while expressing approval of computers. There's also Gordito, whose father was murdered by PETA.
** Hell, the doctor himself. His entire childhood was an exercise in TrainingFromHell, and he's had to lose his mentor to death ''three'' times. The ''same'' mentor. One of those times involved [[spoiler: Ben Franklin II's zombie re-dying in his arms after Gordito shot him.]] His parents disapprove of his job as a doctor. When all the drug-ninjas he killed [[spoiler: came back as zombies]], he blamed himself, thinking they wanted revenge. The list goes on.
** Mongo the uber-ninja, when he learned [[spoiler: all life is precious.]]
*** Actually, if all of the characters weren't awesome incarnate, about half of them would qualify as Woobies.
* Roast Beef from ''{{Achewood}}'', who is "from circumstances" which cause him to suffer from depression and possibly avoidance disorder, and is subjected to a constant stream of bad luck in life in general. This is made all the more noticeable given that his best friend is Ray, who becomes rich without trying and was only prevented from becoming President because of [[spoiler:his mother's disapproval]].
* ''AlienDice'' has Lexx as a main character who grows up in an uncaring orphanage and is forced to fight as a pokemon/gladiator (really). Lisaan, supporting character, gets rejected for being a half-blood and then sold into slavery. Cue much angsting which contrasts nicely with most of the other cast's cheerful attitude and grand stand in society.
* Sy, from the Alchemist Muse's webcomic ''Asylum- Blacklight'' is a woobie to an extreme (has even been declared so by word of god, when Muse listed the tropes Blacklight follows and subverts. [[http://The-Alchemists-Muse.deviantart.com/art/The-Cure-OCT-Audition-pg1-99060222 In the OC tournament "The Cure"]], Sy demonstrates his ability to fight and kill opponents, and yet end up still being the one you feel sorry for in the end.
* {{Archipelago}} has Blitz. The poor guy has TraumaInducedAmnesia, OceanMadness (though there were a few other factors), [[EyeScream is missing an eye]] (which he took out by himself, by the way), and mind is broken completely beyond repair. It's even stated that even if he was 'fixable', he may not like what he finds. Add the fact that he's a total sweetheart who just wants to be helpful, and you can't help but want to give him a hug.
* ''BobAndGeorge'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/020120 take your pick]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'''s boy ghost PJ. The kid died in his pyjamas, very clearly does not enjoy being a ghost, feels useless for not being exciting or powerful like the spectrals and spirits, all the while being incredibly {{Adorkable}}. Just ''look'' at [[http://paranatural.net/chapter-4-page-53/ this page]].
* ''Buni'' is so optimistic, even though he probably has the worst luck in the universe. The audience wants so desperately for him to be happy... but even when he is happy, it usually remains tainted with some sort of hopelessness, or is immediately followed by some soul-crushing misfortune.
* The Sorrow, in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' fancomic ''TheCobraDays''. Partly due to the abuse he takes from his SociopathicHero comrades, partly because his spirit-medium powers have a distinct element of BlessedWithSuck [[http://thecobradays.net/view.php?date=2006-02-06 at times]].
** And then there's the fact that he's DoomedByCanon to die at the hands of his lover once the Cold War breaks out.
* Dave Jones in ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell!!!''; the whole main cast have moments like that, really, but Dave is the designated woobie most of the time.
** This is an example of a character's fan-inspired Woobieness saving them from scripted death.
*** The above is somewhat of an apocryphal tale; Dave was actually saved from death because the author thought of a better plotline.
* Skylar, from ''ComingUpViolet'' is quickly becoming this almost as fast as the comics get posted. Seriously, this guy [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/bdaniel/violet/series.php?view=archive&chapter=24878 just]] [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/bdaniel/violet/series.php?view=archive&chapter=26689 can't]] [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/bdaniel/violet/series.php?view=archive&chapter=37342 seem]] to [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/bdaniel/violet/series.php?view=archive&chapter=38320 catch]] a [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/bdaniel/violet/series.php?view=archive&chapter=39237 break]]. Of course, he's also the resident ChewToy with the shippers.
* Vincent and Darrik from ''TheCyantianChronicles''.
* Abel from ''DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''. Dear God, Abel. [[spoiler:Picked on as a kid because he's different; his one friend from his old hometown eventually commits suicide; he gets stuck in a battle alongside two of his former tormentors, both of whom end up ''dead''; his father turns out to be a 'cubi who killed his mom's actual husband and masqueraded as him in order to get a child; said 'cubi-dad proceeds to smack his mom around, kills his friend in a fit of rage, and threatens to kill his mom in order to keep him at SAIA, and the next time he sees her is when she is on her deathbed.]]
** [[ButtMonkey Jyrras]] might count as well.
** [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_857.php Comedy is hard when it doesn't involve physical/emotional pain]]
* Komiyan from ''{{Darken}}'' qualifies. He's a cowardly drow with bad eyesight who wears glasses and has a courageous side. He looks absolutely adorable. And he rarely gets to do any badassery for long before being whomped by something. Or stabbed, or shot, or tortured.
* Grimal's [[FurryComic Furry webcomic]] ''[[http://deo.comicgenesis.net Deo]]'' succeded in woobiefying the ENTIRE MAIN CAST. Every single one has something terribly, terribly wrong in their personal lives, and you keep reading just in the vain hope that something good happens to em at some point. This is a webcomic where you want to take the entire cast, put them in a room, and give them all blankets and hugs. And some group therapy.
* Ed from ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' (pictured... unless they've changed it). [[spoiler: Isolated for ''17 years''? After suffering spousal abuse for some time? And ripping his mate's throat out because she was beating their child ''because'' he loved her?]] Who doesn't want to give him a hug and some tea? At least Digger feels the same way.
** Ed is the biggest, but not the only one, add in Digger herself (stranded in a strange land, almost killed several times, and thrown into the middle of a war that has jack to do with her), Shadowchild (okay for the most part until she finds out what she is, then gets hit with woobiehood ''for her entire race''), Murai (half-crazy from meeting an evil goddess, later has her arm broken, and realises her superior officer is ax-crazy), Grim Eyes (lost both her parents as a child, was raised by Boneclaw Mother, but lived in the same clan as her aunt who was more than a bit responsible for her parents' disappearance) [[Spoiler:and He Is (possessed by a demon who gets him to try to beat his wife, is beaten by his wife, gets himself incarcerated underground to die alone, and then is kept alive against his will. Like Ed, but drawn out to several thousand years)]].
* Angel from ''DomainTnemrot'' has been revealing [[http://www.tnemrot.com/?p=129 her back story lately]].
* Scapegrace from ''Webcomic/DaddyLongLegs'' has shades of this at times, with his extremely sad and depressing dreams, which indicate his childhood was not exactly nice and his family was [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] and screwed up. Oh and he's probably having the same sickness his dad had, [[IncurableCoughOfDeath showing the same symptoms]], so there's the possibility that [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days are numbered]]. And really, Harvestman and Crane are pretty much his [[OnlyFriend only friends]], and even Crane thinks him to suspicious and creepy, such as the scene where he immediately thought Scapegrace to be the cause of his missing son. It's hard not to feel sorry for him.
* The titular character of ''DominicDeegan'', who seems to run into more problems than he knows what to do with, and always thrusts himself headlong into them, to the point where he eventually traded the "crippled" role with his own younger brother. Of course, there's also a good portion of the fanbase who just want to [[WhatTheHellHero punch him instead]].
** Rilian, of all people, might count as one. He seems to have had all of three good friends in his life, [[spoiler: two of whom he's had to ''kill'' to save the world, both times from the same threat while being unable to prevent the death of the third]]. Nobody else seems to like or trust him because he's a spooky looking necromancer. Then there's the [[spoiler: time he spends as "Brian"]], when he acts friendly and gregarious and just plain ''likable''; followed by the revelation that [[spoiler: ''that's who he actually is at heart''. His cold [[ShootTheDog Dog Shooter]] nature is a facade he uses to deal with his trauma]]. His woobiedom can be seen [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2005-04-15 here]].
-->'''[[spoiler: Leaflette]]:''' You are as cold as always Rilian.
-->'''Rilian:''' My roles requires me to be cold. Otherwise I would be overcome by the immense sadness it brings me to have to kill you, [[spoiler: Leaflette]].
** Luna. Let's see, born with a set of rather unappealing tusks, bullied and belittled by her entire family throughout her entire life as a result, [[spoiler:gave her virginity to a man she was in love with who returned the favor by sleeping with her sister the very next day, was rejected by ANOTHER man she had a crush on when he catches sight of her tusks, learns that her own mother set up those last two points in an attempt to get her to KILL HERSELF for MONEY (an attempt that very nearly succeeded, as she was preparing to hang herself with Dominic stumbled upon her), watches as said mother get decapitated right in front of her, learns two days later that her mother left her NOTHING in her will out of pure spite, and tops it all off by trying to kill herself AGAIN. And really, can you BLAME her?]] Forget one hug, this woman needs, nay, deserves a hundred of them.
* ''{{Drowtales}}'' has several varieties of Woobie, since it's set in a CrapsackWorld where [[BreakTheCutie cuties get broken]] on a regular basis. There's the main character Ariel, her friend Faen who can't control her empathic powers, Naal'suul, who shouldn't even be alive, and JerkassWoobie Syphile as well.
* Pretty much everyone in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', to some extent, but Grace and Justin in particular.
** Ellen, at least when she's introduced (as an OppositeSexClone who remembers everything the original does... as far as she's concerned, her body was changed, ''then'' her life is no longer hers, ''then'' it turns out she's probably going to die within a month... she was having a ''seriously'' bad week.) From this point on, some think she stays the Woobie, while others think she turns into a Jerkass. Others [[JerkassWoobie take a third option.]]
** Recently Susan has been getting another good Woobie streak, not to mention Catalina...
*** To summarize Susan's Woobieness (which in it's own way is as bad as Grace's), she [[spoiler: first sees her father cheating on her mother with a blonde woman, who looks ''very, very similar to how Susan does when she's older'', which causes her to develop a hatred of men and to dye her hair. Next, on a trip to France, she's attacked by a Vampire ([[OurVampiresAreDifferent well not quite a vampire, but...]]) because she had the ''potential'' to kill it, not the ability. She's then recruited, as a ChildSoldier, by a group of Immortals to kill said vampire, which she does, but the [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-31 event leaves her traumatized]]. In more present times, she's alienated for her feminist veiws, and when her school brings in uniforms she's attacked by the other students for not trying to completely remove them, but to just make them better. Then, a few years later, when she's started to come to terms with this and open up again, she's then told that she didn't actually need to kill the vampire because there where governmental forces nearby the Immortals could have contacted, which would have been faster, more effective, and not relied on two fifteen year old girls. And then the Immortal who revealed all this kinda dies. Ouch]]
*** and to make her woobiness more complete, she's capable of being [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2010-05-24 incredibly]] [[http://egscomics.com/egsnp/?date=2010-02-12 cute]] at times, to cement her need for a hug.
** Dan has said that sometimes he wishes he could actually hug his characters, especially Catalina.
** Tedd too. MysteriousPast indeed. Or at least [[EvilOverlord Lord]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Tedd]].
** Grace. Oh poor, poor Grace. She's [[spoiler: watched her "father" (He was from a genderless species, long story) die brutally in front of her at a young age, been abused by her brother ("Only when I was bad"), and, even when she escapes, is still hounded.]] Dan even draws a sketch where [[http://egscomics.com/sketchbook/?date=2002-09-15 he apologizes.]] He even titles it "It's my comic, and I'll cry if I want to."
* All of the main cast of [[http://aiacrowd.com/ Alone In A Crowd]] qualify as Woobies for one reason or another.
** Sara lost her parents and now has to look after her little sister, at first on very limited income.
** Sara's little sister, Faith, was [[spoiler: born with cat ears instead of human ears]] and is being bullied at school because of it.
** Faith's friend [[spoiler: and later, adopted sister]], Hope was [[spoiler: abandoned by her jerkass parents]].
* Rumiko Takahata in ''{{Fans}}!'', especially regarding her romantic relationships, so often that the rule 'Rumy must suffer' became an in-joke in the fan forum.
* Florence in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has been skirting this trope lately, what with the MadScientist [[spoiler:having fritzed her short-term memory, not to mention '''turning her off''' (just her consciousness, fortunately) more than once]]. Somewhat averted, though, because she's approached the situation as a problem to be solved with her usual level-headed good cheer.
** The Ecosystems Unlimited security computer made me want to hug it in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1700/fc01620.htm this strip]]. It's incredibly incompetent at its job and the humans it works with [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman don't really recognise it as a person]], so I can understand why that would have happened, but that was literally the only compliment it's ever received. Poor little buggy AI. It doesn't seem overly bothered by being treated with exasperation, contempt, and the occasional death threat, though. In fact, it's more of a LargeHam than anything ("Security guard: RECOGNIZED! Room 101 door: OPENED! [[WithCatlikeTread Element of surprise:]] '''[[WithCatlikeTread RETAINED!]]'''").
* Black from Webcomic/GreyIs every time you hear more about his past you just want to hug him and make it all better. Luckily White is there to do it for us
* Zimmy in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'': When she first appears, she seems like the ''last'' character you'd want to give a big hug to out of sheer sympathy. But recent chapters, especially [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=464 this page]], have proven that wrong.
** Boxbot would be a woobie, but he is disqualified for being terrible.
** Annie herself qualifies pretty well. Her mom's dead (and up until then lived most of her life in the hospital with her) and her dad's disappeared without a trace. Comparatively, that doesn't sound so bad until you learn that [[spoiler:none of the [[{{Psychopomp}} Psychopompoi]] were able to lead her mother to the afterlife, so she had to do it herself.]]
*** Annie recieves an even worse revelation later on in the story. [[spoiler: She was the cause of her mothers death, which is WHY she had to lead her into the afterlife.]]
** Gamma, too. Because of Zimmy, she barely gets any sleep and she thinks everyone hates her (because she doesn't speak English - Zimmy doesn't want her to learn - and Zimmy lies about what other people are saying because she thinks that Gamma would abandon her if she had the chance to make other friends), but she's so sweet and so devoted to Zimmy that she doesn't mind any of it. And when [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=455 her feelings]] [[http://gunnerkrigg.wikia.com/wiki/City_Face_comments#Page_6 get hurt]] you just want to give her a big hug and tell her everything's okay.
* The whole main cast of ''HannaIsNotABoysName'' has their woobie moments, and they even come in several distinct flavors:
** Although he constantly insists that its DefinitelyJustACold, Hanna makes for a good classic woobie at times.
** Conrad walks the line between JerkassWoobie and TheChewToy, depending on the viewer and whether it's PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama.
** And finally, Veser is just an archetypal JerkassWoobie.
* Sir [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Harkovast/index.php?p=724690 Muir]] in ''{{Harkovast}}''
* We could save a lot of time and simply say EVERYONE from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The universe is [[TraumaCongaLine not kind]] to these characters.
** The trolls as a whole. While at first they seem like plain old antagonists; they are eventually established as closer to [[CharacterAlignment the neutral end]] (with the exceptions of [[NeutralEvil Eridan]] and [[ChaoticEvil Vriska]]): [[spoiler:Sburb is destroying their home planet as well, and the reason they harass the protagonists is that the heroes' session is so screwed up it breaks their game as well]].
** Tavros, in [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003836 this update]] especially. Basically, an IneffectualSympatheticVillain with heavy emphasis on "sympathetic". Andrew just refuses to give the poor guy a break. [[spoiler: Accidentally running over his Lusus, forced to jump off a cliff in mockery of his greatest desire, his one attempt to to be assertive and helpful on his own ending up killing the grandfather of the human he had hoped to befriend...]] He eventually discovers his primary tormentor has actively created the unstoppable monster endangering them all. He finally decides to challenge her, not for his own sake, but for everyone's. As soon as she realizes he means it for once, [[spoiler:she promptly kills him for actually standing up to her.]]
** Vriska, despite [[FanNickname being nicknamed as]] a HUGE 8ITCH, still winds up being almost tragic. While she's done a number of [[MoralEventHorizon really awful things]], it eventually becomes clear that [[spoiler:she's basically trying to cover up her self-hate and loneliness by turning herself into a JerkSue. The [[{{Jerkass}} bitchiness]], [[LargeHam hamminess]], and attempts to make herself the central character in everything are all because she's trying to live up to what she thinks her ancestor was like, and it's not until after she kills someone she knew well that she starts to realize that she doesn't actually like being the person she's always tried to be. Then, [[HeelFaceDoorSlam when it starts to seem like she's considering redemption]], she tries to go and confront Bec Noir, and Terezi kills her to stop her from leading him back to murder the rest of them.]]
** Sollux and Aradia. Aside from being responsible for the software's creation, both are CursedWithAwesome {{Mad Oracle}}s; Aradia [[HearingVoices hears voices]] [[spoiler: and is a ''[[KillTheCutie ghost]]'' after Sollux was mind-controlled into killing her during a flashback]], and Sollux has [[HeroicSelfDeprecation serious self esteem issues]].
** WV, [[spoiler:once we saw what [[BigBad Jack Noir]] [[KillEmAll did]] to the army that rose up and followed him.]] It also turned his antics with Can Town into a huge (and hugely depressing) FunnyAneurysmMoment.
** Karkat. [[spoiler: He watches his team is fall apart, killing each other and going insane before his eyes. He watches one of his best friends being killed, and the killer's past self ''hits on him''. He's being mindgamed by a murderous, ridiculously powerful psychopath who knows exactly where he is, could destroy him in one hit, and could even be ''in the room with him right now''.]] Later on, he watches [[spoiler:yet ''another'' friend [[HeroicSacrifice begin to die]] in front of him,]] and starts openly sobbing when [[spoiler:he finally does die.]]
** Dave, Rose, Davesprite, and Dirk all count as {{Stoic Woobie}}s, trying to hide their pain.
** Mituna, Sollux's Pre-Scratch ancestor. The poor guy has a hard time being understood because of his mental disability, and most of his "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]]" treat him terribly. [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Cronus]] keeps insulting him and [[MemeticMolester invading his personal space]], [[HolierThanThou Kankri]] gives him lectures about how his helmet makes people with mental disabilities look bad even though Mituna ''physically needs'' the helmet to avoid hurting himself, and when [[JerkAss Meenah]] of all people [[PetTheDog attempts to come to his aid]] by bitching out Cronus, she gets called out for being a hypocrite.
** Calliope, who a major chunk of the fanbase really, really wants to hug. [[spoiler:Even death was no escape.]]
** This is how some fans see Eridan. In canon, his situation is not the best ([[spoiler: After a hard breakup with Feferi, he does not take her relationship with Sollux and refusal of his protection well, driving him to kill the love of his life and blind his rival.]]), but many people try to excuse his actions and paint him as a sad, misunderstood child only longing for his true love. This tends to bother the rest of the fandom, considering that in canon, he's a genocidal maniac, more obsessed with murder of all landdwellers (including his friends) than getting a date.
** Many of the post-scratch Ancestors count. Karkat's Ancestor [[CrystalDragonJesus the Signless]] tried to bring peace and equality to his people, and was tortured to death [[ForcedToWatch in front of his family]] for it. His adoptive mother the Dolorosa had to watch her son die, then was enslaved, raped, and killed. His lover the Disciple escaped execution, but [[CruelMercy had to live with the loss of everyone she'd ever loved]]. His best friend the Psiioniic was made into a LivingBattery for [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen the Condesce's]] ship, which was [[FateWorseThanDeath agonizingly painful, and was artificially kept alive in that state for]] ''[[FateWorseThanDeath thousands of years]]''.
* On a related note, Katia Managan from ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' is ''designed'' to be this trope; "Making a cat cry" is actually in the subtitle. Everything in the universe seems hellbent on making her miserable. She grew up with horrifying nightmares every night for most of her young life, blamed by her family for said nightmares forcing them to live in poverty, never been hugged once, become a homeless alcoholic and generally seen as a slut for her drunken misadventures and, despite her best efforts, never made any money. And that's just the ''backstory''; [[SerialEscalation it gets increasingly worse]] once she tries reinventing herself. Recently, after a long time when it looked like everything was going to be alright for her, [[YankTheDogsChain it was all cruelly snatched away]].
* King from ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}''. He was once a human who was a member of PETA. Now he's become fate's doormat.
* ''{{Inhuman}}'' has several of these. In the main comic, Kyotoshi and Soshika Lypha, whose parents were murdered in front of them, and (arguably) Grey.
** Two of Inhuman's BSideComics, [[http://www.hekshano.com/jetstory1.php Jet's Story]] and [[http://www.hekshano.com/cemetery1.php The Cemetery]] seem to be designed to Woobiefy Jet and Koji, respectively.
* No one here has mentioned poor Dina Sarazu of ''Webcomic/ItsWalky'' here? The love of her life dumps her for another girl, she gets ignored and overshadowed whenever she makes an important discovery, a few of the characters hate her because she got saved from being crushed [[spoiler: rather than big boss]] and she ends up in a relationship with a violent {{Jerkass}} who is only nice when he's drunk and thinks she's completely useless. [[spoiler: And then she gets killed in an explosion.]] A major factor in why her ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' incarnation is so beloved.
* Kano Jurgen, Kid, and ''especially'' Dark from ''{{Kagerou}}''. And [[SplitPersonality they're all the same guy]].
* Secret from ''KeychainOfCreation'' is very much the Woobie - though one of the Exalted, she's been given the Black Exaltation, turned into basically a superpowered, {{Exalted}} vampire cursed and doomed to bring death and destruction to the world - and she hates it. Worse, she has serious self-confidence issues, and is really kind of a hopeless, lovable klutz when separated from her malevolent, sentient shapeshifting sword in a world where epic heroes do violent things to each other all the time.
* Riley Zinc from ''ALoonaticsTale''. Death of his father... check. Several mental/physical complications from lack of sleep, eating, and anguish from said parental death? Check. Paranoia and extreme superstition? Check.... and he's a musician on top of everything else. Don't you just wanna make him feel better?
* Piro and Kimiko from ''{{Megatokyo}}''. Also, Ping, Yuki and [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation maybe Miho]]. Largo and Erika also have their moments. Hell, let's just declare the entire cast to be woobies and get over it. Except [[PsychoForHire Dom and Ed]]. [[DracoInLeatherPants Not that it'll stop people from trying.]]
** Junko has recently been hit with the Woobie stick really hard with [[spoiler:her father being revealed to be an alcoholic and coming to her school to quite openly leech money from her]]. Seeing what up till now was a strong, spunky female character looking like she's about to burst into tears combined with the implication that [[spoiler:Junko was practicing EnjoKosai to sustain this guy]] has made many people ''[[MoralEventHorizon ANGRY]]''.
** It is worth noting that Nanasawa Kimiko crosses into Woobie territory in universe as well as out. Not only does one of her senior colleagues ask their boss if [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/813 a hug would be appropriate]], she is later horrified to find she has attracted an army of sympathetic minor characters, calling themselves the [[FunWithAcronyms Nanasawa Protection Coalition]].
* Rumisiel in ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' is at first glance an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent apathetic, alcoholic, drugged up, loser]] who couldn't even manage to put [[CelestialBureaucracy files back in the right cabinet]]. Since then however he's gained an emotionally distant father, a screwed up overachieving (and formerly mass murdering) brother, [[PsychoExGirlfriend an Ex from hell]] (almost literally), but on occasion shown a surprisingly intelligent, loyal, and tender side and has become a textbook woobie.
** A better case can be made for Ash being the {{Woobie}}, considering that the condition that has caused [[GenderBender so much]] [[{{Wangst}} angst]] also makes the impulse to give a hug both stronger andů [[FanService appealing]].
* Mika of ''MobTies''. Cute little goth waif? Check. [[spoiler: Victim of a violent rape so traumatic that it left her in a coma for more than a year?]] Big check. Hates everything because of all the trauma she has been through? Double check. She will make you want to hug your monitor to death.
* Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Renoir from ''MutantNinjaTurtlesGaiden''; although they are going through CharacterDevelopment, they're still woobies at heart.
* ''NanasEverydayLife'' takes this to ridiculous levels as it CrossesTheLineTwice. Imagine a comic about Nana from ''ElfenLied'' and Henrietta from ''GunslingerGirl'' constantly suffering undeserved divine punishments, one after another, in a constantly-repeating loop that only ends with [[spoiler:the title character dying alone in a cold alley, and everyone she ever loved either sadistically betrayed her or died violently.]]
** Though it must be said that [[spoiler: her death resurrects a one-eared kitten who died just a couple pages earlier and fills the alley she died in with flowers.]] Which, in my mind, makes it that much more tragic.
* Kevin J Dog from ''{{Newshounds}}''. A hard luck ExtremeDoormat who recently gained weight after finding out Stormy got married.
** And now his new girlfriend's {{Jerkass}} sister is making his life worse.
*** And it seems things were awful [[http://newshounds.keenspot.com/d/20110404.html before]] Lorna adopted him.
** [[OnlySaneEmployee Lorna]] and Rochelle also have some woobieish traits.
* ''OpeyTheWarhead'' is about a boy named [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Opey_the_Warhead Opey]]... who also happens to (at least appear to) be a nuclear warhead. When the class realizes he doesn't explode on impact, he immediately becomes the victim of the entire classroom (well, three kids, but it's AfterTheEnd) of bullies. Despite not having a face, Opey is amazingly expressionate and totally woobie material being a generally sweet-natured kid.
* Therkla in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. She's sweet, likable, and a fan favorite from almost her introduction. Then she falls head over heels in love with [[InLoveWithTheMark the guy she's been told to kill]], only to have him go "Sorry, already spoken for". She then risks her life for him, and ends up [[spoiler: being killed by her own boss for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness not being a reliable tool to him anymore,]] and dies in the arms of the man she loves.]] Ouch.
** Even much-hated KnightTemplar paladin Miko got a Woobie moment... [[spoiler:just before [[AlasPoorScrappy she died]].]]
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0641.html this strip]] Vaarsuvius manages to go from near-genocidal maniac to woobie in three panels.
*** Vaarsuvius's woobie status had already been established [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0623.html in this strip]], though it goes FromBadToWorse after that.
**** The climax of the arc in particular gives us plenty of Woobie moments for Vaarsuvius. It's beginning to seem like the character exists only to be beaten up... [[spoiler:Being zapped by runes? Being hit with ''a frikin' huge rock''? Having his/her windpipe slowly crushed by a Lich's bony fingers in a sort of Redemption Equals Strangulation moment? Woobie, definitely.]]
***** And it still goes on. [[spoiler: Finally recognising the raven familiar as an companion and an equal, only to have everyone else think that the raven is an illusion and that Vaarsuvius is crazy? Having Inkyrius sue him/her for divorce and full custody of the children? V truly cannot get a break.]]
** Haley, at times. Especially when you find out that she is obsessed with money because [[spoiler:she wants to save her dad, who is being held captive by a country that will release him only if Haley pays them an outrageous sum of money. The events leading up to her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove also count.]]
*** Er, not quite. As we see in On the Origins of [=PCs=], Haley was obsessed with money even before that.
* David Andrew Bartlett, protagonist of ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' To put things in perspective, he ended up in the possition he's in because when facing an apparently imminent death by EldritchAbomination, his only wish was that someone had given a crap about him during his life. The first person to do so is said EldritchAbomination.
* Ceasar Wolfe from ''{{Pandect}}'' would be a normal 17-year-old boy except that he's infected with a Virus that overwhelms him with uncontrollable feelings of lust. Naturally, no one trusts him, no one wants to be around him, and his name has become a synonym for "pervert". When he finally gets a genuine offer of friendship, it takes him completely by surprise.
* Charlotte in ''PennyAndAggie'' is an interesting case. At first, she seems simply angry and bigoted, but we gradually learn more about her, her woobieness becomes quickly apparent. And then there's [[spoiler: the "Missing Person" arc, where she appears to have hit a MoralEventHorizon... only for things to drastically turn around and her woobie status becomes weapons-grade - almost literally, as it led to massive fan outcry for the ''death'' of [[ManipulativeBastard Cyndi]], something almost never before seen in the fandom]].
* ''WebComic/PennyArcade's'' "Automata" seems designed for this. If you can read [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/6/12/ the first strip]], and then [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/7/31/automata-page-two/ the other five]], and you don't want to give him a hug, well, [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2005/11/21/ you might just be a robot]].
* Jonas Faulkner of ''ThePhoenixRequiem'' is not having a great time of it. His friend shoots him after he escapes from an insane asylum. And that's just the start of his problems.
* Jeremy from ''PlatinumGrit''. And if the abuse he suffers over the course of the comic isn't enough, his backstory involves a childhood of being tormented by his AxeCrazy cousin while the rest of the family shunned him as a simpleton.
* [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2009/12/14 Jacob]] and [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/08/09 Vincent]] share the role in ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'' as they somehow keep optimistic and cheerful in a world of cynicism and cognitive dissonance.
* [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1075 Hannelore]] in ''WebComic/QuestionableContent''. Even [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1019 turkeys]] agree.
** [[SuperOCD And hugging her]] [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=907 just causes more problems]].
** Before Hanners arrived, and [[spoiler:he hooked up with Dora]], Marten was pretty much [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=365 the strip Woobie]].
** Lately, Marigold has taken a sharp turn in that direction as well, to the point that Hannelore [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1633 gives *her* a hug]].
* Germany from ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld''. Just look at [[http://satwcomic.com/not-a-yahtzee this strip]].
** Estonia [[http://satwcomic.com/no-flag-for-you just never gets a break]].
* Leonard in ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' is a tiny [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi platypus]] with a seriously bad case of bad luck, usually in form of unintentional starvation and [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=548 this kinds of events?]] They are '''''regular occurences.''''' It should be funny, but there's that utterly pitiful PuppyDogEyes that really makes the reader want to hug him. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=158 such as when he is given a popsicle...]]
* Amber O'Malley in ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}!'', although in the most recent story, she's starting to throw this off.
** Leslie seems to picking up whatever Woobie-ness Amber is throwing off.
* Slick of ''{{Sinfest}}'' fits perfectly in this category during the deeper moments of the comic. The guy honestly ''loves'' Monique to the point that [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2888 he was willing to sell his soul in exchange for her shallow happiness... and a pony]]. Yet he can rarely catch a break or even express himself with her, mostly due to his own libido and ego, but lately not even when he's [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2574 honestly trying]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2609 This comic further confirms said woobiness]]. Jesus, someone hug him.
** Squig also [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3163 has]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3165 his]] [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3116 moments]].
** As does [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3146 Fucshia]], due to FantasticRacism, [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3666 like here]]
* Buwaro from ''SlightlyDamned'' counts. [[spoiler:Something went wrong when he was born, leaving him a bestial, rage-crazed creature that attacked everything in sight. He wears an amulet that clears his mind and calms him down, but if it's ever removed, he'll go back to being a monster. His biological family is dead, and his adoptive father, brother and sister are gone, disappeared, and murdered, respectively. Oh, and one of his closest friends, who he may have feelings for, is now afraid of him because she's learned of his aformentioned rage. Oh, and [[http://www.sdamned.com/2007/10/10162007/ just look at his childhood]]]]
** Things have gotten both better and worse for Buwaro. Worse: [[spoiler: he found out that both his sister and his brother, who he looks up to, hated him as a baby, and his sister is responsible for the rip in his ear. He also thinks his adoptive angelic father is dead ([[GodJob though he really isn't]]) and seems to be unable to grasp the basics of combat to defend himself.]] Better: [[spoiler: he is learning, though, and at least he knows he had a father. Also, aforementioned friend has [[http://www.sdamned.com/2010/03/03122010/ admitted her feelings for him.]] [[http://www.sdamned.com/2011/01/01292011/ Repeatedly!]]]]
*** Kieri as well. She's stuck in a completely unfamiliar world, her brother is also lost in said world and she has no way of knowing what's happening to him, and she has no way of getting home. Compounding that, she has serious insecurity problems and believes that she is worthless and troublesome, stemming from [[spoiler: her abusive mother.]] Fortunately, things seem to be looking up for her now that she has some [[TrueCompanions supportive people]] in her life.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' has Oasis being quite Woobietastic, when she's not being AxCrazy or BadAss. IdiotHero Torg gets a few moments of this during That Which Redeems. Even Aylee gets it during her visit to the parallel world where her species exists.
* Sawyer from ''SoreThumbs''.
* Jinx, the Cirbozoid technology officer in Kris Straub's ''{{Starslip}}''. He is often put down by Vanderbeam and is unfortunately unable to fight back in most circumstances due to the "natural subservience" of his species. The Cirbozoids' baffling physiology also tends to put off most personal involvement from other crew members, and when it does overlap, [[http://www.starslip.com/archive/20090528.shtml the trope is just magnified.]]
* Arcturus Winrock from ''SuicideForHire''.
* Gaaranooki from ''SupahNarioBros''.
* Quentyn in ''TalesOfTheQuestor''. In fact, this trope is specified by the bully, Rahan, of why he picked on Quentyn: everyone feels so sorry for Quentyn that he gets away with ''everything'' no matter how outrageous the trouble he stirs up in Rahan's eyes.
* Keith Keiser of ''TwoKinds'': Accused of murdering his parents (He did kill his father - in self-defense, his father murdered his mother), exiled in order to protect his father's reputation (he was a high ranking military leader), manages to fulfill the impossible conditions of his exile (capture the Grand Templar, which happens to be Trace), only to be ordered to betray Trace (who he considers a friend) to the Bastians. And along the way, he develops feelings for the Kedrian assassin, Natani... self-loathing, misogynistic, gender-confused, biologically female Natani (Made worse because Bastians are prudish and xenophobic by nature and culture), and has been ordered to kill her to be accepted back into society.
** You forget being engaged to a Keidren who then gets cold feet, goes into hiding and avoids him for several days. Her village turns him out saying she doesn't love him anymore. Finally, when he and Natani might have a relationship potential, she shows up, asking for forgiveness. On another note he has just had to [[spoiler:kill his longtime childhood friend]]. Poor, poor, Keith.
* Jake Miller in ''UmlautHouse''; in the second series, Pierce Lee takes this role up.
* Lynn in ''Webcomic/UnionOfHeroes'' but what else do you expect from a superheroine called "The Eternal Victim"?.
* The whole basis for ''Webcomic/WarbotInAccounting'' is how much it sucks to be the titular death robot. In just a single comic, he [[spoiler: sat silently in the corner pretending to eat lunch while his co-workers talked about their families, tried to fill out a profile on a dating site but failed due to his giant claw/gun hands, failed three dates by being unable to perform basic activities, tried to build a robotic child only to have it cry in agony and die, and sat in the corner alone ''again'' on "bring you daughter to work day."]]
* There is also Ashton from ''Webcomic/WintersInLavelle''. It doesn't matter what he tries to do, he still looks like a beaten puppy, either that or in [[http://wintersinlavelle.com/?p=535 some cases]] a "sad lil praying mantis".
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_rover Spirit rover]] from [[http://xkcd.com/695/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic.
* Jone White-Eye, from ''YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic''. She successfully became the woobie in her [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1212 first page]]. [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1213 All the]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1213 others were]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1215 just icing]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1216 on the]] [[http://yafgc.net/?id=1221 cake]].
* ''YuMeDream'' has pretty much all the humans end up in woobie positions: Fiona, Lia, even [[BigBad Sadako]] in her viewpoint chapter.
* In ''TheZombieHunters,'' James, a [[NewMeat trainee]] in a team of [[AfterTheEnd Post]]-ZombieApocalypse DisasterScavengers, ostensibly begins as a ChewToy, due to comically "[[HeroicBSOD freezing up]]" at the sight of a few [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Crawlers]], a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombie class]] that doesn't pose much of a threat. He's enough of a [[TheKlutz klutz]] that he even ends up falling into a CreepyBasement, but he's injured in the fall, and becomes solidly a Woobie. After ''that'' [[spoiler:he suffers a [[FateWorseThanDeath fate]] that makes his earlier designation [[RedShirt become]] [[FacialHorror horribly]] [[ImAHumanitarian awfully]]]] ''literal.''
* Jack from ''{{Webcomic/Zoophobia}}'' is cursed/blessed with immortality, but can still feel pain. This "gift", and his supernaturally incessant [[AmusingInjuries bad luck]], renders him practically agoraphobic and afraid of everything. Nevertheless, he's an [[{{Adorkable}} adorable]] NervousWreck who just needs love and courage. [[http://zoophobiacomic.com/?p=520 Awww.]] What pushes him even deeper into woobie territory is [[http://www.nabyn.com/character.php?id=2317 this page.]] Crying is listed as one of his "hobbies".
** Damian too, though he leans more towards a JerkassWoobie.
* Poor, poor Sizemore Rockwell from ''{{Erfworld}}. He's a pacifist in a world where nothing but war exists, and he lacks the free will to exercise his beliefs and is forced to kill. He's interested in all sorts of magic, but is only talented in his own field, and his boss considers him useless and can't even remember his name. Did we mention he's one or two deaths away from being the LastOfHisKind?.
** He's also one of the greatest examples of the StoicWoobie ever. To sum it up perfectly is this simple quote "when life gives you crap, you make crap golems". He's being very literal...
* The official one is [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean James Norrington]] in ''Webcomic/{{Roommates}}'' (he even has an "[[http://asherhyder.deviantart.com/art/Commodore-Catastrophe-Card-270111446 OH NO! James!]]" club, he is the TokenGoodTeammate and BeingGoodSucks), but sometimes also [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]] has his moments even if he is more of a JerkassWoobie (as he tries to fit in way too hard while being ''blessed'' with [[TheFairFolk nonhuman personality traits]] and a family from hell... his father even stole James' soul once, and he went WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds over it).
* ''{{Terinu}}'' himself is more of a JerkassWoobie, but his best friend Matt is a pure woobie. To put it in perspective, he grew up on a MegaCorp controlled planet where the workers were kept in debt slavery, then sold at age eight to SpacePirate Mavra Chan by his father to pay for the man's alcoholism fueled debts. That was a ''step up'' for him.
* HodgesPond gives us [[http://hodgespond.com/index.php/character-profiles/orville/ Orville]] and [[http://hodgespond.com/index.php/character-profiles/matt/ Matt.]]
** Orville was only a ButtMonkey in his titular comic but then a mysterious figure came around and revealed his backstory, [[spoiler: Orville was born a regular squirrel and his mother died soon after his birth, later his father died as well and he was adopted by a family of flying squirrels. Poor Orville grew up his entire life believing he could fly only to be crushed when he found out he was adopted years later.]] [[http://hodgespond.com/index.php/2012/12/12/orvilles-story-5/#comment-702 This]] comic strip pretty much says it all. He needs a warm cuddle.
** Matt is a DoggedNiceGuy who is always trying to win Trixie's affection by offering her flowers. She usually winds up beating him up or insulting him. At first, it seems he would be your textbook ButtMonkey or ChewToy but he crosses the line into woobie territory [[http://hodgespond.com/index.php/2011/11/21/trixies-story-9/ here.]] In one comic, he even reveals that [[LoveMakesYouDumb Trixie put him in a 3 week coma and he still loves her.]] Oh yeah and he's a [[http://hodgespond.com/crittercounty/?id=21 master at pulling off]] PuppyDogEyes.
* Alice from ''TheSims 3'' blog/webcomic ''Webcomic/AliceAndKev''. She just needs a nice loving family to let her sleep on their couch without kicking her out. What makes it worse is that she's incredibly selfless, [[spoiler:giving her paycheck to charity rather than spending it on, you know, ''food'']].
* The main character of [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Boxdog/4851001/ Boxdog]]
* Jeremy of ''Webcomic/SplitScreen'': A sad sack with an abusive childhood, a best friend/love interest whom he hadn't spoken to in a decade and a dead wife and daughter. All of which combined to give him a bookstore's worth of issues. Still has a vulnerable, chubby charm to him.
* Anna from ''Webcomic/Sire''. Where do I begin? She has spent her entire life being phsyically and mentally abused by her SplitPersonality Susan, who destroyed her favorite doll, and ruined any chance of Anna getting a social or love life. To make matters worse, when Paul, the only person who tried to help the two out (other than their mother) didn't pay enough attention to Susan, she [[DisproportionateRetribution strangled and beat him to death.]] [[DespairEventHorizon This was so traumitizing that it]] [[DrivenToSuicide drove Anna to try and kill herself.]] [[UpToEleven But Susan wouldn't even let her do this,]] leaving Anna in absolute despair with a big scar over her face. Am I the only one who wants to hug her?
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