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Butt Monkey / Animated Films

You would not believe what I've been through tonight!
Mr. Potato Head, Toy Story 3 note 

  • Milo from Atlantis: The Lost Empire at least until he Took a Level in Badass, saved Atlantis, and got the girl.
  • Cogsworth regularly suffers comic incidents in Beauty and the Beast. This is especially evident in the Updated Re-release, where his entire role in the added musical number seems to consist of nothing but him being picked on.
    • Also there's Gaston's loyal sidekick Lefou. Gaston uses him as a punching bag ever so often.
      • Lefou even means "the daft," "the crazy", "the demented" or "the fool".
  • Sid from Ice Age.
    • The Majority of Sid's problems are self-imposed, either through not being properly careful, or through having delusions of grandeur.
    • But I think the award goes to Scrat. Nothing ever goes the poor guy's way. He exists only for the purpose of being a butt-monkey — er, squirrel. Thing.
      • Butt-Saber-Toothed-Squirrel.
    • Louis
  • Bagheera and Kaa from The Jungle Book.
  • Ice Cream Man in Lilo & Stitch. Doesn't possess the luck to get through his ice cream without losing it.
  • The Lion King: Banzai, who gets claw-marks and thorns in his butt.
    • Nuka from the second film arguably qualifies. Scrawny, neurotic, and high-strung, with barely any mane on his neck, he's The Unfavorite of Zira's children. As a result, he is subject to constant abuse from his mother, both physical and emotional, and his siblings make no effort to stand up for him. Despite this, (or perhaps because of this) he constantly tries to gain his mother's approval, and it ends up killing him. Only then does she come to her senses.
    • Zazu who starts out as Mufasa's PR guy and constantly finds himself at the butt of Simba's antics. After Scar takes over, he is reduced to being in a cage and is almost eaten by the hyenas on several occasions.
  • Captain Hook from Peter Pan.
  • Percy the pug. He's quite frequently tripping, falling from high heights, or smashing into things, all because he happens to be the villain's dog at least before he switches owners. However, no one likes torturing him more than Meeko the raccoon. Whenever Percy has the chance to eat something, Meeko is always there to snatch it away from him. On one occasion, after he hordes a pile of bones intended for the two of them to share, Meeko offers a single bone to Percy. Then he breaks it and offers him a smaller piece, before finally eating it just as Percy was about to grab it. What a bastard.
    • And Flit, who despite his caution and practical edge, is often comically abused by Meeko. Almost drowns within a minute of being introduced. John Smith later catches him in a cookie, which was virtually inescapable for him.
    • Thomas throughout 3/4 of the movie—he nearly drowns (mere minutes into the movie), is clumsy, can't shoot and is manipulated by Ratcliffe. Even when he thinks he's doing right by shooting Kocoum to save John's life, he only manages to make things worse.
  • Rodney Dangerfield. He says so himself: "I get no respect. No respect at all." It's even the tagline of the Rover Dangerfield movie poster. "The dog who gets no respect."
  • Jeremy in The Secret of NIMH. Even sweet Mrs Brisby wants a restraining order from him.
  • In The Snow Queen (2012), Orm is this. When he tries to reject his duty to the Snow Queen and save Gerda, she calls him a coward.
  • In Son of the White Horse, if someone's to be humiliated, it'll be Kőmorzsoló.
  • Beast Boy From Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, He's constantly punched and beaten. Most of it comes from Raven, from beginning to end.
  • Mr. Potato Head from the Toy Story series.
  • M-O, unintentionally caused by WALL•E. WALL•E himself could count as well, as he gets blasted at, crashed into, broken, and tossed into walls regularly.
    • BURN-E. He's just trying to do his job and fix the ship, but the events of the film keep causing chaos for him.
  • The slightly oddball koala Nigel (voiced by Eddie Izzard) from Disney's The Wild, Nigel never gets any respect and gets made fun by some of the animals at the zoo because he's a cute, furry koala bear- this is mainly because of a doll of him that is sold in the zoo shop and says... "I'm so cuddly I like you!" when someone pulls his string.
  • Six words: "Oh my g-d! They killed Kenny!" (South Park)
  • 101 Dalmatians: Cruella often treats Horace and Jasper this way. Also, Jasper treats Horace like this, too.
  • Zootopia
    • Finnick doesn't get his ass beaten all the time, but he is pretty much humiliated by pretending to be a baby and having everyone actually fall for it, which it's implied he doesn't really like. Even Nick teases him about it (though he does get him back for it later on in the movie).
    • Judy also gets mocked when she gets buried in sand, lands sunny-side-down in mud, slides into frigid water, falls into a toilet, and accidentally walks onto wet cement. That said, the times she actually gets hurt are not Played for Laughs.