* EthnicScrappy: Wing. Poor fellow stuck with a {{Gonk}} face and not being counted as a full member even though he showed up for every single adventure!
** '''And''' he stopped the Nebula Man at the cost of his life. But hey, the white guys finally promoted him to full membership posthumously.
* IronWoobie: Most of the 2005 team go through utter hell before their stories are out, but does this stop them?
* JerkassWoobie: Sally Sonic is introduced to the readers as a callous bitch who seduces normal married men into fulfilling their power fantasies and abandoning their wives. Then we find out she used to be a sweet young girl who gained superpowers and immortality and, despite trying to do good, has to watch as everyone she loves die and then get forced into an abusive orphanage because no one will believe she is really in her 20s. Then, when she escapes, she gets used and abused by a hero named Vitaman who succeeds in breaking her and brainwashing her with Doctor Hyde's Evil Serum as part of a convoluted revenge scheme.
* TearJerker: The story of Newsboy Army
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: This trope seems to be one of the themes of Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers. Many interesting characters and ensembles are introduced and then killed, [[DarkerAndEdgier corrupted]] or {{deconstructed}} without really living up to their narrative potential, usually with LampshadeHanging or [[TakeThat meta-commentary]] on the comics industry accompanying it.
** A lot of readers actually liked the SacrificialLamb team in Seven Soldiers #0, and were sad when they [[spoiler:died at the end.]]
** Newsboy Army of Nowhere Street and the Knights of Broken Table go down with their deeds left unsung.
** Ironically, this happened to many of the main characters themselves. Then again, Morrison might have expected it...