Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier: first, the cute little chambermaid not only turns out to be a man in disguise, but a man who the Baron hates, and who he knows is the rival for his fiancee. Then his would-be father-in-law announces that the engagement is off: the Baron loses a beautiful young wife and the sizable dowry she would have brought. His reputation takes a hit: his unsavory character will be known to all and sundry, if the two scandalmongers involved in this plot have anything to say about it. His relative the Marschallin dismisses him coldly, perhaps making it impossible for him to ever enter Viennese society again. And to add insult to injury, he ends up having to cover the bill for the whole experience.
Acts II through V are this for Cyrano. In Act II, his hope of being loved by Roxanne is shattered. In Act III, he wins for Christian Roxanne's kiss. In Act IV, he's forced to sacrifice his happiness to honor Christian's death. And in Act V, he's denied the heroic death he always desired and discovers that Moliere stole a scene from him.
In Arcadia, Bernard discovers that Byron didn't kill Chater just before his new book is about to hit the shelves, but after he's touted it ("I was on The Breakfast Hour!"), is blackmailed into admitting his mistake in an open letter in the newspaper, is forced to have his picture taken for the newspaper for a separate event (though it will probably appear in the same edition), and is finally caught in flagrante delicto in the hermitage with Chloe.