* IronWoobie:
** Karl, according to his BackStory, which includes losing much of his family to ThePlague, befriending a local girl whose family suffered similarly, and falling in love, only for the girl to be crushed to death by a falling tree. [[spoiler: Although it is later revealed that he was not as head-over-heels in love with her as everybody thought -- which only made him feel more guilty about her death.]]
** Jessica is heading this way, as in the second and third books, she has had a burning tree dropped on her and has had her face mauled by [[spoiler: an enraged Treecat]], respectively. Though given that she ended up getting a Treecat bondmate after the first incident (she was caught under the tree while saving him) and a boyfriend after the second (he came to her aid during the attack), she seems to be doing alright.
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