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[[AC: CrossOver]]
* Palpatine is clearly one from Wolf's Fanfic/CrazinessCandyJediKnightsAndWhat. [[AuthorAvatar Wolf]] despises him, so therefore the universe does as well.
* [[AuthorAvatar James]], the main character, is this in the [[Literature/{{Worm}} Worm]]/[[Webcomic/{{The Gamer}} Gamer]] crossover story ''Fanfic/CoOpMode''. It's part of the charm of the entire story.
* In ''FanFic/TheDifferenceOneManCanMake'', Maester Gareth is this to Harry's Clan due to him trying to "civilize" them. [[spoiler:He later gives up and it gets somewhat better for him.]]
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy ED-Ucation]]'' fanfics, Nazz is treated like a Butt Monkey by [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Teacher]].
* Sometimes in ''FanFic/TheInfiniteLoops'', Loopers will take vengeance on nonlooping rivals by making them into this.
* [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] is usually the butt monkey in the ''FanFic/PaperMarioX'' series. He gets tortured by water in each story and gets into a really bad situation before going on the team. [[spoiler:He even got himself married to Amy, of all people! Amy insits they're husband and wife throughout the third story (even though we know what happened), which really gets on Sonic's nerves, but he's a butt monkey, what're gonna do?]]
** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]'s a candidate as well. When he's not being ridiculed for [[PungeonMaster bad puns]] or [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin his shroom-addicted ways]], it's always for something unintelligent that he's done.
** Knuckles as well, as even before joining Team Luigi, he's the target for Malon's otherwise rare snark.
** True to form, Luigi as well, usually at the hands of [[ThoseTwoGuys Blooey, Jerry and Torque]]. However, Malon and Tails aren't above screwing with him a couple of times.
* In ''Fanfic/ThePrayerWarriors''[[note]]A crossover between Percy Jackson, Harry Potter and the Kane Chronicles[[/note]], [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Grover]] is one even more than in canon. He tends to die the [[BackFromTheDead most]] [[DeathIsCheap often]], and gets some of the most [[CruelAndUnusualDeath painful]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath deaths]] at that, such as getting eaten alive by insects, having his legs broken and getting [[NauseaFuel disemboweled by a spear]], or being "[[DemonicPossession demon]] [[RougeAnglesOfSatin processed]]" by Stalin and then stabbed in the throat by his former ally Jerry. What qualifies him as this more than anything else is that this treatment continues even after his inexplicable HeelFaceTurn between ''The Evil Gods Part 1'' and ''Threat of Satanic Commonism''.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'':
** Shinji, in the omakes. In the stories proper, he sometimes suffers problems and is a NonActionGuy outside of the Evangelion, but he is useful either by fighting with or without his giant robot or by giving Asuka emotional stability and a sympathetic ear. On the omakes, he is often the victim of the whims of the author (who is not above telling Asuka that Shinji stole her underwear).
** Asuka also suffers from this in the omakes. Either thugs accuse her of breaking the fourth wall, or she has very embarrassing moments where she has to perform heroic deeds as wearing a ridiculously tiny outfit or Shinji clings to her leg to prevent himself from falling to the ground and takes an accidental peek at her underwear (usually suffering her wrath in the process).
* ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' has [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright]]. He already is a butt monkey in his home series, and the inhabitants of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] seem to be very aware of that. Case and point: While he's there he manages to get unintentionally {{stealth insult}}ed by ''[[ShrinkingViolet Fluttershy]]'' and [[PinkIsForSissies mocked for the absurd girliness of the Equestrian Attorney Badge]] he has to carry around by '''''Pinkie Pie'''''; and that's just the start.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ToucanLDM?feature=watch ToucanLDM]]'s "X Meets {{WesternAnimation/My Little Pony|FriendshipIsMagic}}" series of videos, Lyra and Bon-Bon are usually portrayed as the butt monkeys whenever they appear. [[RageAgainstTheAuthor They do get their revenge on the author,]] [[https://youtu.be/q3zBiN4QdP4 though.]]
** WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange may also count as well, as Apple Bloom did the one thing no knife could ever do--''kill Orange''.
* ''Fanfic/KoujaNoSenshi'' also has a few of these. [[Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective Fidget]] is one of the most notable versions and especially guilty of this.
* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Carol Danvers has an unpleasant personality, makes a lot of stupid decisions, and gets pwned a lot. The author despises her and considers her unworthy of being called Captain Marvel.
* In ''FanFic/MyLittleAnimaniacs'', Applejack becomes Skippy's personal one.

[[AC: Manga/DeathNote]]
* L in a ''FanFic/ACharmedLife'' Light ensures that the taskforce will blame him for [[FakingTheDead Light's apparent suicide]], Matsuda also gets a passing mention, and [[CallItKarma Light himself is this quite frequently.]]
* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/429058/chapters/723974 Cold Hearts]]'' has Matsuda, [[{{Canon}} naturally]]:
-->'''L:''' In the future I'd hope you don't go spreading misinformation like that unless you want to be as helpful to this investigation as Matsuda.
-->'''Matsuda:''' Hey!
* [[CreepyChild Near]] of ''FanFic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'' is this to everyone. He gets [[DeathIsCheap killed three times within two chapters]], and then they [[KickTheDog steal his legos]] so he won't get any presents for Christmas. The author says that this is justified because of Near once using a Blind Note on Light to stop him from seeing a naked girl, and also tricking Light into killing 'Tailer swift' with the Death Note.
* To a given extent, [[TokenGoodTeammate Linda]] in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7292991/1/Xanatos Xanatos]]'', having been on the receiving end of a HeroicBSOD, an [[SkirtsAndLadders accidental]] PantyShot, [[FelonyMisdemeanor moral discontent]], and [[DrivesLikeCrazy Matt's driving]].

[[AC: Literature/{{Discworld}}]]
* In the fics of Creator/AAPessimal, Assassin Jocasta Wiggs (seen in canon treading almost-water in Sam Vimes' dunnikin) is invariably dropped into, doused with, or smothered in, shit. Her nickname and operating codename in Assassin circles is "Mucky Pup".

[[AC: Franchise/{{Disgaea}}]]
* In the Disgaea fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6984913/1/Disgaea_Jewel_of_the_gods Disgaea Jewel of the gods]] Epic is this. But it's not anything special seeing as his whole species, the prinny, are as well.
** Laharl and Mao get some moments as well.
* Many characters have their moments in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6138952 The Ultimate Disgaea Truth or Dare]]'', but Laharl and Mao get this the worst.

* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Raditz is pretty much this to Vegeta and Nappa. So much so, that they use "a Raditz" as their measuring unit. They can even grow monsters that are exactly the same strength, rendering him completely useless. Needless to say, he's not very happy about it at all.
** As of season two, in a commercial for "[[BurgerFool Spacey's]]," Raditz is now an equivalent of [=McDonalds's=] "Dollar Menu."
** On the good guy side, there's Krillin, whose treatment as a butt monkey is tallied on "The Krillin Owned Count."
** There's also Yamcha, who manages to disappoint people that have never met him and is ignored by those who have. He's an even bigger ButtMonkey than Krillin, as in the FAQ, it's stated that the reason why they make fun of Krillin so much is because Yamcha isn't around enough. To bring the point home, Cell doesn't have any cells from Yamcha, despite having some from Krillin.

[[AC: WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents]]
* In ''Fanfic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', the ''entire'' country of Canada serves as one of these. [[JerkassGenie Norm]] really doesn't like them. At all.

[[AC: LightNovel/FateZero]]
* In Fanfic/TheSagesDisciple, Kayneth has proven to be the story's biggest one. All of Crow's plans have somehow curved back around to involve him in some way.
** First [[spoiler: Rider and Crow hijacks his debut at the docks for their own respective introduction.]]
** Second [[spoiler: Team Caster warn him about Kiritsugu's attack on the Hyatt Hotel to lure Lancer away from him. Then they break into his rooms from the roof, knock him and his fiance unconscious, then make off with a suitcase of Mystic Codes, his wallet, and Volumen Hydrargyrum.]]
** Third [[spoiler: Upon realizing they needed a Spiritual Surgeon, Team Caster use Berserker as a distraction while they sneak around, knock Kayneth unconscious yet again, and run off with Sola-Ui.]]

[[AC: Manga/FullmetalAlchemist]]
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5342030/1/Supplemental-Rules-and-Regulations Supplemental Rules and Regulations]], Envy gets beaten with a cast-iron skillet, run over by a tank, blasted with mustard gas, and burned with a flamethrower. One would think they'd have the sense to start steering clear of [[TheSquadette Maria Ross.]]

[[AC: Franchise/HarryPotter]]
* Done for comedy in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical''. Ron and Dumbledore repeatedly harp on Hermione for being a know-it-all, buzz kill, and "[[HollywoodHomely ugly]]." She's the only student in the cast who ever loses points for her house (except Harry, once), often for things that other characters are doing, flagrantly, at the same time as her. Harry is the only one relatively nice to her... because he needs her to do his homework, research for the first task, and everything else he's too lazy to do. This lightens up in the second act, though there's still a few jokes made at her expense.
* Britney in ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' is generally picked on and abused by everyone. She, of course, deserves this because [[FanHater she has different tastes in music than the main characters]] and is [[FelonyMisdemeanor therefore evil]].

[[AC: Franchise/{{Halo}}]]
* Carlos in ''Webcomic/{{Company0051}}'', a ''Halo'' FanWebcomic. From being chewed out by the Sarge to being the first one to drop out in the boys' DrinkingGame, it's clear that his only place is as the local wimp.

[[AC: {{Webcomic/Homestuck}}]]
* Vanate in {{Fanfic/Hivefled}}. He died via prolapse of most of his intestines; his ghost is dragging them around behind him and [[RunningGag still doesn't have pants]].

[[AC: Disney/TheLionKing]]
* Zazu in ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures''. Misery, woe and pain are thrown at him often.
** Haiba in the earlier stories, too.

[[AC: Franchise/MassEffect]]
* ''Fanfic/IngloriousBoshtets'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic, has Tali, the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] of her crew of idiots and {{Jerkass}}es, getting this a lot, and whenever something crazy happens, at least one of the crew (often Prazza, who's usually the cause of the crazy) will pin the blame on her.
* From a meta standpoint, Mass Effect itself is one of these. Almost every time it is involved in a crossover, its characters are on the receiving end of a curbstomp battle and belittled afterwards.

[[AC: MyLittlePony]]
* Princess Luna in [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], who manages to [[RunningGag get forgotten by nearly all the characters, including the narrator herself,]] and even by King Sombra while she was currently fighting him. King Sombra manages to make a very large speech cursing Celestia, before hastily adding a "and Luna too, I suppose", at the end. Is it any wonder why she turned evil later on?
** Donut/[[spoiler: Pony]] Joe, who, if the LemonyNarrator's theories are to be taken as fact, gets [[spoiler: sealed into the moon to close the loop after unwittingly helping Celestia [[ItsALongStory bake the dark essence of the Elements of Harmony into donuts]], to be replaced by a doppelganger clone named Pony Joe.]] And apparently nopony notices the switch. And then, even [[spoiler: the doppelganger]] manages to get screwed over, after Celestia [[spoiler: seals him and the other bakers into the moon after unwittingly helping her evil plans yet again.]] The LemonyNarrator even comments that the [[PlayedForLaughs Joe name just can't seem to catch a break.]]
* Spike, from ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'', is very much a butt-monkey. So much so, in fact, that every character has him listed as a dislike in Dragone Baby Gone, and in Read it and Sleep, Spike falls off the roof and breaks both his legs. After disregarding him, Applejack inadvertently drops a log on him, with other instances of disregard or hatred for him throughout the show.
* ''Fanfic/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic'':
** Krysta. An entire chapter is dedicated to her getting constantly wet in the fight with a water monster.
** Another example is Ace Ray.
* TD of ''FanFic/TheNonBronyverse'' often ends up in all manner of unfortunate situations. Sometimes they're his fault, but more often than not it's because the universe seems to hate him.
* Blog/ReadingRainbowverse has Bonbon, who tends to be put in strange and unusual situations whenever she appears.
* Meta example: In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics, Rainbow Dash is as prone to TheWorfEffect as in the show (which is lampshaded in the VideoGame/GodOfWar crossover ''Bridled Fury''). She's also frequently the DesignatedVictim in {{Dark Fic}}s such as ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'', or otherwise prone to being injured, crippled, or even killed off for the sake of drama.
* ''FanFic/HerInnerDemons'': ''Viciously'' deconstructed with Sci-Twi. As she spells out to her former classmates, the torments and mistreatment she went through during the Friendship Games (and even well before the Friendship Games) were what made her vengeful enough to become [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Midnight Sparkle]].

* ''FanFic/TheSomewhatCrackedMindOfUchihaItachi'':
** [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] after he is forcibly returned to Konoha. He is a frequent target of ire for every shinobi jonin rank and above, ''especially'' Tsunade.
** The Fourth Kazekage, Rasa, is the recipient of much less comical but no less deserved abuse. People frequently call him out on his decision to invade Konoha alongside Oto, he's ousted from power and demoted to jonin and councilor, and all three of his kids hate him and make absolutely no secret of this fact both before and after the Invasion.

[[AC: ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'']]
* In ''New Champion Evangelion'', a fic written by someone who doesn't like [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]] in general and Shinji in particular, Shinji gets this treatment taken UpToEleven. He is often insulted and physically abused by the GaryStu AuthorAvatar Ekaj, and in one scene, Misato, while trying to get him to come back to NERV at the train station like in the anime, openly tells him she hates him and only needs him as a pilot.

[[AC: ''Manga/OnePiece'']]
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', Ironically, [[MadeOfPlasticine Cross]] is this to the Straw Hats, especially after his antics which oft lead him being the target of either Nami or Vivi's [[MegatonPunch ire]]. However, ever since taking Dr. Kureha's [[SuperEmpowering vitamins]], Cross has upgraded to IronButtMonkey, where he has withstood many an attack that should've killed him. Cross even lampshades it:
---> '''Cross:''' Did it say bad things about the past few weeks that an impact that should have, by all rights, split my head like an egg only hurt a little more than a common bump? Yes, by ''god'' yes.

[[AC: Franchise/{{Pokemon}}]]
* {{Flanderisation}} of Brock's inability to hit on women leads to this in a lot of fan series.
* Oshawott is hit hard by this in FanFic/BellesFartingProblem, becoming the victim of a RunningGag where he's crushed by a tree after Belle/Bianca farts, and once getting [[AssShove shoved up Bianca's ass]], an incident which completely damaged his sense of smell beyond repair.
* Mike the Ditto in ''FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}''. As if Starr hitting him repeatedly for being annoying/inappropriate wasn't enough, later on he starts getting everything up to and including being frozen. Then again, [[ThePrankster sometimes]] [[LeeroyJenkins he asks for it]].
** Across the whole writing group for 'FanFic/{{Pokeumans}}'', the MSN Gang. Every single {{continuation}} Pokeumans story set in the Long Island base will involve the MSN Gang getting beaten up at some point.
* The Send Your OCs fanfic ''[[PokemonTakeTwo Pokémon: Take Two]]'' has several. Raion, the main character, who goes through BreakTheHaughty and HumiliationConga, Samuel, a SmugSnake and Team Rocket grunt who can't really do much but follow Sara and Inkay's lead, and, probably the biggest butt-monkey of them all, ''[[UpToEleven the authoress]]''.
* ''FanFic/AshesOfThePast'': The Oaks. Professor Oak is often the victim of the antics of Ash's Pokémon, who are every bit as insane as he is (if not more so), while if something bad is happening, chances are that it's happening to Gary.
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'': The Samurai. He loses almost every onscreen battle he has (in no small part due to his tendency to [[BullyingADragon pick fights with opponents too strong for him]]), he dismisses a Wonder Traded Snivy as useless for not being a Bug-type (not knowing that she had Leaf Storm and Contrary) which causes her to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere abandon him to find a better trainer]] and [[TheDogBitesBack leaving him a cut on his arm as a souvenir]], and making a bunch of Abomasnow angry for scaring a hapless Snover.
* Author/KhaosOmega loves doing this to Ursula, Harley, Conway, and several others, Ursula in particular due to being the only affected girl. [[Justified]] because of either track records (Giovanni, Cyrus, and Ghetsis), strong [[JerkAss]] personality traits (Paul and Damian), Conway's stalker tendencies, or just being there for being the butt monkey. If a sex-heavy story by Khaos involves Ursula it's almost guaranteed at least one scene will be Ursula being raped.

[[AC: {{Manga/Saki}}]]
* Kana in "[[http://www.mangapark.com/manga/saki-captain-half-doujinshi/v1/c0/all Captain Half]]", who gets verbally and physically abused by Mihoko's alter-ego. In the omakes, she ends up falling into the river twice in an HonestAxe scenario. The first time, Mihoko, forced to choose between a very lucky Kana and a Kana who's a master of the digital playstyle, says Kana is neither, since she often gets careless and loses lots of points. The second time, Nodocchi, playing the role of the sprite, asks if Mihoko dropped Hisa, and Mihoko says yes without hesitation.
* Rinkai in "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8668488/1/The-Saint-Is-Coming The Saint is Coming]]" is a far cry from where it stands in the semifinals in canon. In the finals, its team starts the captain match at 23,000 points, and is noted to have no chance of winning. As the tournament ends, Rinkai has 10,000 points (only two schools that went under 0 did worse against the protagonists in canon), and its coach is ''[[YouHaveFailedMe fired on the spot]]''.

[[AC: Literature/TheSilmarillion]]
* [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Morgoth]] in "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1518794/1/The_Game_of_the_Gods Game of the Gods]]," courtesy of the [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain Ineffectual Sympathetic]] VillainProtagonist treatment and healthy doses of CharacterExaggeration and the RuleOfFunny all round. He's [[BigBad the source of all the evil in the universe]], and he's having people steal his diary and do dramatic readings.

[[AC: SpiderMan]]
* Mary Jane Watson, the title character of ''[[FanFic/UltimateSpiderWoman Ultimate Spider-Woman: Change With The Light]]''. She grows up in a broken home, has constant money problems, has trouble keeping her grades up because of her TripleShifter tendencies, her parents' boyfriends tend to hate her, becomes the target of a public hate campaign-with threats of sexual violence-against her alter ego, has had more than one villain become a superpowered StalkerWithACrush, often misses out on good acting and modelling work because of other commitments, has been fired or nearly fired from multiple jobs due to showing up late, is drenched several times by {{Roadside Wave}}s, and is plagued with constant feelings of guilt and frustration stemming from it all.

[[AC: Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries]]
* Chekov is this in Fanfic/TheOfficialListOfUnofficialRules. Quite a few rules regard his behavior, particularly his [[GloriousMotherRussia patriotism]].
** Riley is this a bit too, [[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime regarding one incident]] [[NeverLiveItDown in particular...]]

[[AC: SuperMarioBros]]
* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' is constantly dying on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ILVGwebmaster The Toad Show]]. Almost-literal Butt Monkey!
* This trope is pretty much the entire jokeline of this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml0gNUnDWgc Toad Strikes Back parody]]. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with 'Why are you so mean to me?' 'Because... You're TOAD!'

[[AC: VideoGame/SuperSmashBros]]
* In ''FanFic/TenRandomCharacters'', Red tends to fall into this trope. Just to name a few examples, he is shipped with Pit, not invited to Ike and Roy's hypothetical wedding, (nearly) attacked by Mewtwo, knocked unconscious by Peach, made the judge of Palutena and Kirby's cooking contest, bitten by Jigglypuff, made fun of by Mewtwo, threatened by Dark Pit, and made the subject of a fanfiction of Peach's. And that's only within the span of twenty four hours.
[[AC: LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya]]
* In ''FanFic/KyonBigDamnHero'', [[spoiler: Ryouko has been turned into this due to being transformed into [[SuperDeformed "Achakura"]].]]
* Emiri is such a ButtMonkey in ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'' that a whole arc is about her becoming emo once she realizes this.

[[AC: WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland]]
* In ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'', Courtney becomes the Violin spirit's butt monkey under the influence of the {{Curse}}.

* In ''WebVideo/WeddingPeachAbridged'', it seems that Limone is punished for his competence.

[[AC: Franchise/YuGiOh]]
* Practically everybody in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. Though Bakura, Mokuba, Solomon Muto, Tristan, Joey, and sometimes Tea usually tend to get the worst of it.
** Serenity was a butt monkey until she became a main character in the second half of season 2.
** Kaiba has sort've become this in season 3.
** Yugi was also the butt monkey in season 0.
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhGXTheAbridgedSeries Jaden Yuki]] also gets a lot of it, especially from Yami and [[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yusei]]. Heck, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX in general is practically hated by everybody in-universe, [[Main/UnpopularPopularCharacter but fans out-universe seem have completely opposite feelings about abridged Jaden]].

[[AC: Unsorted]]
* [[Roleplay/CrossRegion Pikachu]] is this. He never stays concious after one hit and once knocked himself out by jumping after a submerged target and electrocuting himself. This was [[EpicFail after said target had already lost.]]
* In ''FanFic/TheEmiyaClan'', [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Lancer]] is summoned up to help take care of the kids because Gil is getting overburdened with nanny duties. He proceeds to last about fifteen minutes before he gets chucked into a wall by [[SuperStrength Kumako]] and riddled with bullets by [[TheGunslinger Keiko]].
** This gets taken UpToEleven during the Christmas Special where he gets summoned by Zelretch and Alter!Illya as an expendable source of entertainment. Over the course of the day, he gets crushed, impaled, sliced up, burned, frozen, electrified, smashed in the groin, terrified to death, used as a projectile weapon, and several other things. Oh, and when he dies, he gets resummoned immediately, again...and again...and again...and again...
* [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} Steve?]] has, thus far in ''FanFic/DigBuildLive'', died four times on the first few nights (to the same Skeleton, no less), been assigned humiliating and degrading tasks by the Testificates (he at one point had to chase a chicken in a chicken suit, which he couldn't get in time, forcing him to hide in the well at night), and then he loses his home because someone bought the land his house was at.
* ''Roleplay/ScaryNewsOutOfTokyo3'': Since his arrival in Tokyo-3, Fireballed Mage has lost every single job he applies for due to an Angel attack wiping out his workplace. The other characters like to joke that the Angels are attacking ''him''.
** Meanwhile, Draco Light winds up getting locked in the bathroom during Angel attacks several times in a row. He stops being annoyed about it when it saves his life on one occasion. [[spoiler:He eventually dies in the same bathroom, bleeding to death after having been shot.]]