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[[caption-width-right:300:"Hey, it's ''[[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan that]]'' kid."\\
"Eww. Let's get out of here."]]

->''"All of the other reindeer\\
Used to laugh and call him names\\
They never let poor Rudolph\\
Join in any reindeer games!"''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer''

A character is surrounded by people who constantly put them down, usually because of some trait that is integral to them being a hero or villain. It seems the only responses one can make to this are the extremes: [[TheStoic "put up with it silently"]] or [[RefusalOfTheCall "guess you don't need me."]] And, in worst case, take the IrrationalHatred to heart [[InternalizedCategorism and start hating oneself]]. All the other {{Muggles}} will [[FantasticRacism look down on]] the hero even as they're being slaughtered.

If a hero, the character will constantly [[SamaritanSyndrome show their virtue]] by putting up with it and saving their tormentors' lives again and again. Said tormentors will be [[GrudgingThankYou grateful]] for about five seconds [[AesopAmnesia (that is, until the end of the episode),]] and then [[EntitledBastard start it up again.]] There are only two settings for the hero. [[TheStoic Stiff upper lip]], or abandoning his tormentors completely. The hero who is putting up with this borders on being masochistic. Few attempts are made to truly change their situation, unless it's "going too far and abandoning people entirely," (which they'll regret considering and go right back to it again.) It's not uncommon for a disillusioned hero, however, to undergo a TenMinuteRetirement as a result of such poor treatment. As a result of this, crime and mayhem will usually skyrocket, [[HoldingOutForAHero the Muggles and mundane authorities will be unable to cope]], and a slightly [[CrossingTheBurntBridge humiliating backtracking]] will be necessary as they beg the hero to come back and clean the mess up. Of course, once the hero ''does'' come back, [[UngratefulBastard they had better not expect gratitude]]; the {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s may immediately [[StatusQuoIsGod start picking on them again]] as soon as the mess is cleaned up. This is, unfortunately, sometimes TruthInTelevision.

[[StartofDarkness If a villain]], they'll inevitably [[WhosLaughingNow explode]] and slaughter [[KickTheSonOfABitch their tormentors]], to the barely disguised [[GreenEyedMonster envy]] of the audience, [[UnintentionallySympathetic who may end up]] [[RootingForTheEmpire on his side]]. Oh, the hero will stop them eventually, but not before most of those who wronged the villain are taken out. Afterwards the villain will ask the hero why he [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood didn't use their powers for evil]] given the rough treatment.

One of the usual problems facing a PluckyGirl. Fear of this happening is a common motivation for IJustWantToBeNormal. Compare the parental WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent. Often collides with FridgeLogic when you realize people are BullyingADragon. This is also a major problem when IndividualityIsIllegal. Compare OfThePeople and MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.

Bonus points if the character in question is actually a reindeer like Rudolph.

Related FantasticRacism, NeverAcceptedInHisHometown, InternalizedCategorism and KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect. Possible cause for DrivenToSuicide. If this is played in a positive aspect, then it's EnemiesEqualsGreatness.

Not to be confused with ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer''. Nor with DreamCrushingHandicap.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Mikan of ''Manga/AliceAcademy'' is abused by classmates, teachers and her once-best friend. This may be different in the manga, but at least the best-friend abuse lasted for five seconds... Unless she feels Mikan is acting stupid or wants her to stop being sad, Hotaru is the first to jump to Mikan's defense. And the classmates and at least two teachers warms up to her pretty quickly too.
* Chise in ''Manga/TheAncientMagusBride'' gets treated like a weirdo as a child because she sees (and reacts to) the fantastical creatures around her that no one else can see. Then she's repeatedly reminded that she's an ''unwanted'' weirdo after her father leaves her family and her mother kills herself.
* In ''Manga/AnneHappy'', Tennomifune Academy's admissions are unusually competitive. As a result, Class 7, selected on the basis of ''BornUnlucky'', is seen as a detriment to Tennomifune, and there are some who wonder why the academy even bothers to try to help out these average, if not unfortunate, students.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'':
** An EstablishingCharacterMoment for Armin. He's introduced being ridiculed by a group of delinquents, due to his [[ChildProdigy intelligence]] and heretical interest in the [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome outside world]]. Rather than cower at their abuse, he [[DefiantToTheEnd essentially spits at them]]. These traits go on to make him a valuable asset to humanity, as he grows into his role as a PragmaticHero and ChessmasterSidekick.
** Historia was relentlessly tormented by other children due to her HeroicBastard origins.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Toushirou Hitsugaya was a victim of this when he was a child. In his own words...
--> '''Hitsugaya''': "They're scared of me. It's not like I did anything bad to them, but... Even then, I could tell they were afraid of me (...) The only ones who aren't are Hinamori and my Grandmother."
** Sajin Komamura was treated like a monster due to being a [[CanisMajor huge anthromorphic canine]]. His loyalty to Yamamoto stems from Yamamoto being the first person to have ever looked past his appearance to see the true man beneath. When Kenpachi destroyed the helmet he wore to hide his features, the reaction from others was relief that he was no longer hiding himself because they'd felt the helmet made him seem shifty and now they could trust him because he was being open about himself. No-one cared about his actual features.
** Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue were bullied simply for their ImplausibleHairColor. Ichigo is often mistaken as a delinquent because of his hair colour and Orihime had a TraumaticHaircut forced on her by bullies. She was completely alone until Tatsuki befriended her.
** [[TinMan Ulquiorra]] [[TheDragon Cifer]] is a [[CryForTheDevil rather]] [[TragicVillain tragic]] villainous example. He was the only white Arrancar in an all-black clan. When he first came into being, the others all tried to destroy him, so he killed them first and remained alone until he met [[ManipulativeBastard Ai]][[BigBad zen]].
* [[CuteButTroubled Rin Okumura]] from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' spends most his life being ridiculed by everyone else. Fortunately, this situation improves over the course of the manga and anime.
* Makino Tsukushi of ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'' saves the trio of obnoxious popular girls that bully her multiple times (often from her vengeful boyfriend), but they continue to attempt to torment her throughout the series.
** Tsukishi also saved Sakurako after the girl when to great lengths to torment her [[spoiler: because she wanted Tsukasa, who was then interested in Tsukushi, to find her attractive after he called her ugly as a child]]. They became sort-of friends after that.
* The eponymous character of ''Manga/CatEyedBoy.'' The son of a nekomata, he was born horribly deformed -- he looks ''almost'' human, save for having the eyes of a cat, pointed ears, and claw-like fingernails. Other monsters see him as an enemy due to how human he looks, but he looks too inhuman for humans to see him as anything but a monster. He actually takes it pretty well most of the time, observing the world from the shadows, playing tricks on people, and interceding in supernatural events.
* Suzaku Kururugi from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fits this for the majority of the first season. Then his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder starts acting up.
* Lark from ''Webcomic/{{Crepuscule}}'' was bullied by his peers when he was five for having red eyes which were supposedly signs of being a vampire.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'':
** Miranda grew up being relentlessly mocked by everyone she knew.
** Allen himself, the main character. His strange left arm led to him being abandoned as a baby and looked upon with disgust and fear until Mana took him in. Allen got this again when [[spoiler: it was discovered he is/will become the 14th]].
** Krory was isolated from his village due to the belief that he was a vampire. When his Innocence awakened and he started attacking people (who were actually Akuma), his reputation got worse.
* As a child, Lucy of ''Manga/ElfenLied'' was mercilessly teased by the other kids in the orphanage for her emotionless demeanor and her horns. The final straw is when [[spoiler:they take the puppy she'd been caring for and [[ForcedToWatch force her to watch]] while they beat it to death, just to get some kind of reaction out of her. She snaps and tears apart everyone in the room with her newly-awakened powers]]. Later, thinking she has been betrayed by Kouta, she goes on a massive slaughter rampage.
* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. In attempt to "save" the clan, after almost being murdered at age 4, Kurei was ostracized and ridiculed along with his mother for being the wielder of a [[BadPowersBadPeople cursed flame]] which was said to bring ruin to the Hokage ninja clan. As it turns out, Kurei is actually the holder of the rarest and most sacred fire that the clan can produce.
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Tohru Honda was ostracized as a little girl by her kindergarten peers. In fact, the title of the series {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this trope: after the kids humiliate her during recess, Tohru thinks "there's no place for me, a rice ball, in a fruits basket." In a more direct sense, after Tohru's father, Katsuya, died when Tohru was three years old, many of her relatives on her father's side looked at Tohru and said, "A girl like this is no consolation," because she didn't look like Katsuya. Said adults had the nerve to say this during Katsuya's wake/funeral. In Tohru's face. When they were supposed to be offering their condolences to her. Tohru's paternal grandfather summarizes it best; Tohru's silence to these comments may have allowed the relatives to think that they were speaking to an otherwise mindless child, but children are capable of listening contrary to what adults think, and they are especially prone to take such 'mindless' comments to heart. [[spoiler: Tohru's mannerisms as she grows up are a result of such comments, and, in some ways, this pushes her into the StepfordSmiler territory.]]
* Tamahome of ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' reveals he was nicknamed "obake-chan" and tormented as a child because of the [[FacialMarkings mark]] on his forehead, which designates him as a Suzaku warrior (and hence somebody who will help save the entire kingdom).
** And fellow warrior and {{vitriolic best bud|s}} Tasuki immediately deflates Tamahome's big heroic moment by agreeing with "obake-chan." (Tasuki is next seen soaring into space as he screams.)
** Parodied in the omake "The Tale of the Forbidden Women's Hot Spring Resort": The Suzaku and Seiryuu Seishi miff each other off with [[TwinTelepathy Amiboshi and Suboshi]] as media:
--->'''Tasuki''': They must know your childhood nickname!\\
'''Tamahome''': (pre-BerserkButton stage)\\
'''Amiboshi''': Tamahome, take it easy! I'm not the one writing this stuff!
* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' has Yukinari who was often ridiculed and beaten up by girls all his life. That includes his best friend, Kirie. This is what causes him to [[AllergicToLove get hives whenever he is touched by a girl]].
* Cima Garahau from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gundam 0083]]'' combines this with ButtMonkey for her backstory. She was tricked into killing the population of a space colony with poison gas, then her commanding officer foisted all the blame off on her to save his own hide. Because of this, she unfairly gained a reputation as a bloodthirsty psychopath, and the only people willing to work with her were soldiers from her home colony. Then near the end of the war, their colony is turned into a {{BFG}}, and that same commanding officer lost/never bothered recording the paperwork to show where the colonists were relocated, meaning Cima and her people have no idea where their families are. And then when Zeon lost the war and most of their forces retreated to the asteroid belt, Cima and her men were denied passage because of the gassing incident, forced to spend years eking out an existence and ducking TheFederation. [[spoiler:Is it any wonder she turns on the Zeons late in the series?]]
* [[spoiler:Reki]] from ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'' was born with black wings due to being [[spoiler:sin-bound]]. This caused the other Haibane to ridicule her until she learned to [[HideYourOtherness dye her wings]].
* Ippo Makunouchi from ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' used to be heavily bullied at school. In fact, he's introduced to boxing when MagnificentBastard Mamoru Takamura saves him from his most usual tormentor, the [[JapaneseDelinquents delinquent]] Umezawa (who later [[CharacterDevelopment matures]], stops bullying Ippo and comes to befriend him).
* Juli in ''Manga/TheHeartOfThomas'' is TheUnfavourite in his family and [[spoiler: sexually harrassed]] at school due to his exotic dark looks inherited from his Greek father.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Inuyasha was bullied and picked on for his [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon heritage]] his whole life. Even now, humans suspect and fear him while demons mock him.
** This is standard for ''all'' [[HalfBreedDiscrimination half-demons]] in the series. [[GentleGiant Jinenji]], for example, was so despised for his demonic heritage that when a family of insect demons began attacking and eating humans near his home, he was the [[VanHelsingHateCrimes prime suspect]] right off the bat, with the villagers going so far as to form an angry mob and set fire to his home before the real culprit was revealed.
** Not even humans are safe from mistreatment. Before she started traveling with Sesshomaru, Rin lived as a ward in her hometown and was treated like crap by the people there. We're actually shown a scene of them beating her black-and-blue for stealing a fish.
* One of the main themes in ''Manga/IrisZero'', where 99% of kids are born with a power called an "Iris" that allows them to see things others don't. Kids without Irises, called [[TitleDrop Iris Zeros]], are bullied and discriminated against. Complicating things, kids only started being born with Irises about 27 years before the series start. So, [[AdultsAreUseless none of the adults understand the kids and their Irises, and therefore aren't making much of an effort to protect Iris Zeros from bullying.]] It's so bad that Toru, an Iris Zero, has a policy of "low exposure"-meaning he attempts not to stand out so no one will decide to beat him up after school.
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar'': [[PluckyGirl Sora Naegino]] faces much harsher treatment from her fellow performers than she really expected, with Layla Hamilton as their ringleader.
* [[ThisLoserIsYou Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is referred to as "No-Good Tsuna" by many of his classmates, and put down for his bad grades by his teachers in front of the classes regularly, as well as for his lack of social and athletic skills. Even when he's trying his hardest to change for the better, people still manage to dash his hopes flat like a pancake. Reborn his at home tutor also initially spends more time criticizing Tsuna than actually praising him, though he gets slightly nicer, but his taunting never does stop. Perhaps, though, he is doing it for Tsuna's sake to provoke him into doing something about the teasing. His own mother frequently belittles him even though she clearly cares for him, and she becomes nicer in the later volumes when Tsuna becomes less of a loser.
* ''Manga/KazeToKiNoUta''
** Serge is shunned by his peers and family members because of the color of his skin which he inherits from his UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} mother, despite his kind and gentle nature.
** Gilbert, too, given his promiscuity and loner tendencies. The boys at the school are fascinated by him and his beauty, but he's often bullied or ignored by the peers who don't want to sleep with him.
* Shishioh Gen from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is notable for being treated little better than a dangerous animal even in a group of superpowered freaks and outcasts. This, however, might be explained by the fact that the head of this group is a ManipulativeBastard who likely had special plans for Gen.
* In ''Manga/KotouraSan'', generally people ''avoid'' the titular local {{telepath|y}} Haruka Kotoura, and actually [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/K-s-1-1_8156.jpg the first scene of the anime]] showed there's actually a radius around her that people didn't even want to enter lest their minds be read. Without spoiling much, the end of the series inverts exactly this with an oddly casual yet rewarding moment of heartwarming.
* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' got this treatment when his [[IJustWantToBeSpecial teenage delusions of grandeur]] gone too far in middle school, making him a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. After moving to high school, he treated this as OldShame.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea'' has the four kids of Shioshishio go through this initially, being ocean-born children in a school of surface kids. Part of the blame lies on one of the kids, Hikari, whose immediate reaction to the first condescending comments made during their first day of transfer due to his short temper is to make condescending remarks right back.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto Uzumaki was marginalized for most of his life by the villagers of Konoha because of his status as the Jinchuuriki (demon host) of the 9-Tailed Fox, due to the belief that he's the actual incarnation of the demon itself. This goes right into BullyingADragon territory, considering that a sufficiently distressed Naruto would be capable of releasing the Fox, which is one of the most powerful entities in the Naruto-verse, capable of creating tsunamis and leveling mountains, and single-handedly responsible for killing mass numbers of shinobi and nearly destroying Konoha. Fortunately, Naruto simply wants to protect his fellow villagers and gain their acceptance. [[spoiler:After defeating Pain, he succeeds in becoming a respected icon in his own right]]. Naruto wasn't completely alone back in the old days, though. He did have one ally, [[BadassTeacher Iruka]] [[EnsembleDarkHorse Umino]], who even now doubles as his [[ParentalSubstitute default guardian]] and [[BigBrotherInstinct surrogate big brother.]] In fact, Iruka, himself an orphan since he was very young ([[spoiler:in fact, he was orphaned by the Nine-Tailed Fox]]), was motivated to be there for Naruto because he himself was a survivor of years of this treatment, [[NotSoDifferent which he dealt with by acting out in a similar way to the little jinchuuriki.]]
** The villagers of Suna learned the consequences of [[BullyingADragon bullying a Jinchuuriki]] when Gaara, the 1-Tailed host, went AxCrazy from the isolation, forcing everyone, including skilled veteran ninja and his own siblings, to trend ''very'' carefully around him. [[spoiler:After Naruto beats some sense back into him, he eventually becomes the respected and beloved leader of the village that had previously feared and hated him]].
** According to Deidara, [[spoiler: the two Jinchuuriki Akatsuki captured before Gaara were pariahs in their villages, and no one tried to rescue them]]. The trend is downright turned on its head with [[spoiler:Killer Bee, the eight-tailed Jinchuuriki. Turns out he's an extremely beloved member of his village, and when that village, particularly the Raikage and his own students, find out that he's been captured, they are ''[[ItsPersonal pissed]]'' (though their mood changes to sheer annoyance when they find out that Bee gave his would-be captors the slip and went off on an unauthorized vacation)]]. Though it's later revealed that [[spoiler:when he was a kid, even Bee's treatment fell under this, and it's only later that he becomes as respected as he is now]]. It's also implied that they searched for [[spoiler:Nii Yugito but never found the kidnappers in time to save her]].
** Due to the extensive use of clans with bloodline powers during the Land of Water's many civil wars (as well as events like the AxCrazy Kaguya clan's war against Kiri), the people of that region have a general dislike of people possessing special bloodline powers, to the point of occasionally attempting anti-bloodline genocides. [[spoiler:They eventually elect a woman with two bloodline powers to become the fifth Mizukage, suggesting that the trend is changing at least somewhat.]]
** Chouji Akimichi being shunned for being fat, until Shikamaru Nara stands up for him and later he gets in the Ino-Shika-Chou trio.
** Hinata was subject to this treatment as well, because she was stripped of her rightful birthright as heiress to the Hyuga clan. ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'' reveals that she was ridiculed in the Academy for having the Byakugan. She was also picked on because the children thought that she thought of herself as superior to them because of her upbringing, when in reality, [[AbusiveParents her family constantly made her feel inadequate]].
** Rock Lee was shunned as well for not being able to use ninjutsu or genjutsu (and very little taijutsu) while in the Academy, and things didn't look up for him until he met Guy.
** Sakura is a very mild example compared to all of the others above. When she was younger, she was always teased and made fun of because of [[InformedDeformity her big forehead]]; after Ino began to stick up for her, she became more outgoing. {{Iron|y}}ically, after befriending Ino and developing feelings for [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Sasuke]], [[TookALevelInJerkass she became a bully especially towards Naruto]], who had ''far'' worse issues than her.
* Natsume from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'' had this as a kid, because others were always calling him creepy or weird because of his ability to see youkai.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has quite a bit of flavours:
** Never ever more literally than Tony Tony Chopper, who is an actual ''reindeer''. Even when he didn't have devil fruit powers, he was still picked on for having a blue nose, and when he ''did'' eat the devil fruit, he was violently thrown out of the herd. When he ate the Devil Fruit that granted him sapience and ability to turn into a human he was overjoyed that he may finally find a home... But to humans he looked like a scary yeti and they drove him away too. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Well, most of them]].
** Robin might also qualify. The children initially shun her because of her Devil Fruit power. When she's forced on the run, she can't find anyone willing to take her in without succumbing to fear of the government closing in on them for harboring her or betraying her for the bounty money until she meets the Straw Hats.
** Ace was a bit of an odd case as this trope goes. [[spoiler: It turns out his dad was Gold Roger himself. When he was growing up, though, the world hated the guy and seemed to spend a lot of time badmouthing him and any children he might have had, never aware that such a child actually existed and was ''right there listening'', so Ace himself wasn't a specific target to them. Didn't stop Ace from taking it personally.]]
** Any relative of Montblanc Noland was met with ridicule and humilation after he was labeled a pathetic liar, for years people kept berating Noland's family for actions, it got so bad that one of his descendants, Cricket, ran away from his family to forget about Noland's existance. However when a grown-up Cricket eventually arrived on the island where Noland was called a liar, his crew immediately abandoned him once he revealed who he really was.
** Rebecca from the Dressrosa Arc might qualify as well. [[spoiler: Her grandfather who was the former king of Dressrosa, was villainized by Doflamingo who took his throne. As soon as Rebecca entered the colosseum, people started to express their hate for her bloodline, so much that Diamante, the murderer of Rebecca's mother, [[EvenEvilHasStandards took offense to it]] [[ShamingTheMob and called out the crowds]]. Fortunately for Rebecca, she's finally given a break after Doflamingo's FrameUp is exposed thanks to the Straw Hats (namely [[SpannerInTheWorks Usopp]]).]]
** As of the Totto Land Arc, Sanji was considered a pariah to his family. [[spoiler:He was born to the Vinsmoke family, whose warlike and Darwinistic principles is largely was supposed to become an [[LackOfEmpathy utterly remorseless]] {{Tykebomb}} like his older and younger quadruplet brothers after his father, [[EvilutionaryBiologist Vinsmoke]] [[AbusiveParents Judge]], experimented on them in utero. Sora, Sanji's mother, tried to preserve her sons' humanity by taking a dangerous drug that undid genetic enhancements, but only managed to save Sanji and grew sickly until she died. Because Sanji was the only one who was physically weak compared to his enhanced siblings and still retained his compassion, he was deemed a "dud" and a disgrace to the family name, so Judge felt justified with letting Sanji's brothers bully him viciously and constantly while doing nothing to stop them. The only family members who loved Sanji for who he was were his older sister, Reiju, who took care of him every time he was beaten black and blue but only did it in secret out of fear of being abused as well, and Sora, who spent her last moments praising Sanji's compassion and encouraging his desire to cook. Eventually, after Judge [[DeathFakedForYou threw Sanji in the dungeons to let him rot there while lying that he died in a training accident]], Reiju secretly used her enhancements to free her brother and help him run away from home, but Sanji was so affected by his horrid childhood that he was shell-shocked to realize that he now had a true father figure in Zeff]].
* Practically everyone in ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' has undergone this. Leo was made fun of and avoided for [[spoiler:seeing lights of the Abyss before his eyes and hearing voices because he is Glen Baskerville's reincarnation]]. Jack was [[spoiler:an illegitimate child and was abused by his mother and mocked by practically everyone he met except for Lacie]]. Lacie, too was [[spoiler:a child of Ill omen and was taunted as a child by an old woman and told flat-out that she would be dropped into an endless hell because she EXISTED by Levi]].
** Vincent as well was made fun of by everyone due to his red eyes. Alice used to torment him as well, though Vincent probably bullied her more.
** The Nightray Family itself suffers from this. Most of the members are decent people, however they are all seen as traitors.
** Oz himself was [[spoiler:neglected by his father and called filth, his own mother died in childbirth, and many nobles looked down on him]]. Even [[MysteriousProtector Jack Vessalius]] [[spoiler:treated him like shit when he was a chain (and he does now) and doesn't care about his feelings]].
* Momo Adachi in ''Anime/PeachGirl'' is a victim of bullying by a few of her classmates, strangers, and her best friend '''Sae''', mostly because she had tanned skin and bleached blonde hair as a result of being exposed to chlorinated water as part of the swim team, but also partially because she was able to hook up with the hottest guys in school despite that. [[WoundedGazelleGambit Sae even tries to make it seem like Momo is the one bullying]] ''[[WoundedGazelleGambit her]]'', throughout the course of the series.
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'':
** Turned out Emerald was teased for being an orphaned dwarf who couldn't do much of anything without some help from rather friendly Pokémon. He got so sick of the teasing that he pushed away the Pokémon who helped him, and resolved to be more self-reliant. Not a bad philosophy, except that it alienated him from making any possible future friends he secretly wanted.
** Y was bullied at the Sky Trainer Academy by the other students because the teachers gave her favored treatment for having a celebrity mom. To make things worse, the main reason why she attended the academy to begin with was to distance herself from said mom, who is a land-based Rhyhorn racer, giving her bullies extra ammo to work with.
* Lucia from ''Manga/RaveMaster'' is implied to have been mistreated by the populace as a whole for being the grandson of the most hated man in history and the son of one of the most hated men alive. And by implied to have been mistreated, I mean locked up for more than half his life with that being the only excuse for his imprisonment while people spread rumors about him to make him the ''Rave Master'' universe's equivalent of the Boogeyman. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds He did not]] [[GottaKillThemAll take it well]].
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'':
** Moka Akashiya was teased and bullied at her old human school.
** Yukari Sendo was a constant victim of FantasticRacism from the other students for being a [[WitchSpecies witch]]; of course, pulling pranks on the students who mistreated her certainly didn't help matters. After Tsukune and Moka save her from bullies and befriend her, Yukari apologizes to the other students for her pranks, and they in turn feel guilty for the way they treated her.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': ''All'' of the Inner Senshi are outcasts until AllLovingHero Usagi comes into their lives and draws them into her circle of friends:
** Ami Mizuno is a TeenGenius whose [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation extreme intelligence]] and [[ShrinkingViolet crippling shyness]] caused her peers to assume she was a snob who looked down on them.
** Rei Hino's PsychicPowers caused people to see her as strange and spooky.
** Makoto Kino's [[HugeSchoolgirl imposing stature]] and SuperStrength, combined with her insistence on standing up to bullies, meant that people assumed she was a violent girl delinquent and avoided her out of fear.
** Minako Aino ''had'' a thriving social life at first, but after she awakened to her power as Sailor V she had less and less time for her friends due to the demands of fighting evil and maintaining TheMasquerade. As a result, her friends drifted away and her peers assumed she felt she was too good for them, mocking her for "pretending to be Sailor V."
* In ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'', [[{{Ojou}} rich and pretty]] Kotonoha is bullied by [[AlphaBitch Otome]] and her GirlPosse. Later, Setsuna also bullies her, in an attempt to keep her away from Makoto and make sure he goes to Sekai. It gets worse, although [[spoiler:the worst of it didn't fall on Otome or anyone in her immediate circle of JerkAss friends]].
** [[spoiler:Otome]] got ''slightly'' redeemed because [[spoiler: she straightforwardly told Makoto [[WhatTheHellHero that he was an asshole]] and removed herself out of the picture, after learning about Sekai's possible pregnancy]]. [[KarmaHoudini No excuse for the rest, though.]]
** Also, [[spoiler: Setsuna had to go live abroad]], which is arguably a sort-of punishment considering [[spoiler: how she ended up completely alone in France, how had a crush on Makoto but didn't get to tell him, and how she wasn't around to stop Sekai and Makoto's death]].
* In one episode of ''Anime/{{Shigofumi}}'', the focus character is the only one with the courage and goodwill to help a bullying victim out. [[spoiler:The victim ends up DEAD, and he becomes the next target of bullying because he'd try to help any other target. Eventually, some of the bullies try to kill him, so he attacks and nearly kills one of them in self-defense. In one of the stupidest examples of IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim ever, ''the main character then implies that he's evil for doing so.'']]
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'':
** Everyone initially views Soma Yukihira as an outsider given that he comes from a simple family restaurant. However, he ends up blindsiding most of them over the course of the series thanks to his cooking skills and determination.
** Megumi Tadokoro. Initially ridiculed because of her poor grades and submissive attitude, she's considered a bit of a laughingstock. During training camp she makes a good impression with the instructors, allowing her to participate in the Elections. Though her schoolmates are initially baffled at her inclusion, they eventually catch her a break after her match in the quarterfinals even though she's defeated soundly by Ryou.
* A lighter version of this is shown in ''Anime/SpiderRiders'' with Grasshop. He also qualifies as the ultimate ButtMonkey at times.
* You can't really blame ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'' for having this trope in droves. It is, after all, based ''very'' loosely on ''Literature/ALittlePrincess''.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', Vash the Stampede is universally hated/feared/hunted by everyone. The best he can hope for is being asked to leave a town and the worst is to watch as those trying to kill him destroy yet another town/city and kill innocents. To make matters worse, his heart of gold causes him extreme guilt over these incidents, [[HurtingHero yet he still is always there to save them]].
** This is also shown in the episode where he and Wolfwood visit the flying city only to be hated by most of the inhabitants. They hated Vash because he brought Wolfwood with him (he didn't do it on purpose), and they hated Wolfwood because he was the first non-Vash outsider to visit in the better part of a century, and they were extremely xenophobic. The situation didn't change after the two of them fight off 2 of the Gung-Ho Guns and saved them all.
** The manga chapter shortly after the first real PowerIncontinence incident, which went straight up into BodyHorror, in which Vash saves the day but instinctively throws up some 'feathers' to catch a bullet, and then the townspeople he just saved start ''stoning'' him, is very much this. Vash's TrueCompanions are there to be outraged on his behalf, but Vash [[DissonantSerenity just keeps]] [[StepfordSmiler smiling]].
* ''Manga/XxxHolic'' has Kimihiro Watanuki, who is insulted, bullied, ordered around and screwed over at every point. The fact that his "friends" do occasionally help him out of trouble (that he usually got into for their sake) is how we, the viewers, know that they care.
** Yuko might do this, but Himawari and Domeki don't. Himawari is always complimenting Watanuki on his cooking, or laughing over how he and Domeki relate. Domeki, for his part, is always willing to help Watanuki, but is a {{Deadpan Snarker}} and never lets Watanuki get in a sidewise crack at him. Other than from Yuko, Watanuki gets most of his abuse from the spirit world, though he always goes off the deep end complaining that Domeki is intruding on his and Himawari's private time. Should also be noted that even despite Yuko's incessant teasing of Watanuki, she does prove the care deeply about him.
** There is however, a pretty heavy implication that Watanuki grew up not having any friends. His ability to see things that are InvisibleToNormals led his classmates to think of him as a weirdo who told outlandish tales or freaked out over things that weren't there, no matter how real they actually were. The one time he ''does'' make a friend, it turns out he's a spirit boy who is on his way to passing on to the next world. Domeki, Himawari, and Yuko are the first solid group of friends Watanuki's had in his life.
*** And to top it off, Watanuki also grew up alone, having been orphaned and deciding from a young age that he'd live in his own apartment so to not be a burden on others. The landlord of the property has supposedly watched out for him most his life but that's where it stops.
* Shin-ah in ''Manga/YonaOfTheDawn'' grew up isolated and ostracized by the people of his village who genuinely, if ignorantly, feared his dragon powers. The only person who looked out for him repeatedly quashed any ideas that [[IJustWantToHaveFriends he might one day make friends]], and then died when Shin-ah was four years old. Shin-ah's only companion in the next 14 years is a gluttonous squirrel.
** Jae-ha was [[ChainedToARock imprisoned]] by his village because of his dragon power.
* On ''Anime/YuGiOh'', there's Little Seto and Mokuba Kaiba, the smartest kids in the Domino orphanage. Constantly bullied and picked on, with nobody to depend on but themselves. But then [[HopeSpot they got adopted]], and [[SarcasmMode look]] [[KnightTemplarParent how]] [[AbusiveParents well]] [[InsufferableGenius that]] [[BreakTheCutie turned]] [[SelfMadeOrphan out!]]
** Also Kisara from the same series, who was bullied all her life because of her fair skin and white hair. Then it turns out [[spoiler:that her mind is actually the Blue-Eyes White Dragon]].
* This is a major problem for espers in ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren''. The BigBad went on the KillEmAll route years ago after being betrayed by his superior. Minamoto's job is to make sure the Children don't follow suit.
* In ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'', pretty little Sophia is bullied for her albinism until Katarina (accidentally) saves her. Years later, Katarina steps in again, though on purpose this time, and rescues the commoner Maria from being harassed by some obnoxious nobles. In this case other characters actually think those bullies were being incredibly stupid since in no more than two years Maria will have ''higher'' status than them due to her outstanding magical talents.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Peter Parker, aka ''Franchise/SpiderMan'', in all of his incarnations.
** "With Great Power ComesGreatResponsibility" is his mantra. For a while, it seemed like the ''only'' job available for someone with SuperStrength and degrees in physics, biology, and chemistry is to sell pictures of himself as Spider-Man to an abusive idiot. He's moved into other fields for a time -- one of the most brilliant recent ideas? High school science teacher -- but tends to [[StatusQuoIsGod return to status quo]]. In a broader sense, other superheroes in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse tend to experience the same kind of thing from time to time, but Spider-Man's career is practically defined by it.
** A classmate of his named Charlie Weiderman was bullied even worse. Even Peter took advantage of Charlie once to score some points with the in-crowd before guilt led him to make friends with his Charlie. Unfortunately, Charlie went too far in his attempts to "get even", pulling a knife on his tormentors once (the coach stopped him, thank goodness, and some quick thinking by Peter kept Charlie from being expelled) and later slashed the tires of the same bullies. As an adult, Charlie still sought vindication, and after an ill-conceived experiment using vibranium blew up in his face, he truly snapped, murdering two former classmates and gunning after the Parkers, burning down Aunt May's house before being stopped.
** His enemy ComicBook/DoctorOctopus was such a victim too; Ock may have had a much better and more illustrious career, NotSoDifferent from Peter, had his parents been the kind and compassionate guardians Ben and May were. Sadly, he had an abusive father and an overprotective mother, and turned into someone even Peter can rarely sympathize with.
** J. Jonah Jameson's anti-Spider-Man behavior is lampshaded in ''ComicBook/{{Marvels}}'' -- and other works -- as being motivated out of both jealousy and a widespread inferiority complex; when you have super-powered champions of humanity running around being selfless and heroic because they both can and choose to be out a genuine sense of heroism and nobility, it makes it a lot harder for ordinary people who can't and don't to measure up.
* ''ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}}'' put an interesting twist on this when the eponymous hero is often attacked by the very people he just helped because of his bizarre appearance. Sleepwalker got so fed up with their harassment that at one point he admitted he'd have stopped altogether, except that a few humans actually showed some appreciation. Even that didn't stop him from eventually becoming addicted to a [[FantasticDrug special form of artificial light]] that essentially turned him into the alien equivalent of an alcoholic or a junkie.
* ''Comicbook/XMen''. Despite the purpose for their existence being to show that mutantkind is NotSoDifferent, they spend far, ''far'' too much time taking it on the chin from normals (and other Franchise/MarvelUniverse superheroes) for their mission to ever be given a serious shot at success. The {{tagline}} for the comic used to be "Hated and Feared by a World They've Sworn to Protect!"
** ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'' is even worse. A huge crowd smashes Iceman's face with a bottle and begins attacking him ''the whole of three seconds after he saved their collective asses''. This was toned down a bit once the book changed authors.
** Various heroes have gone through periods of public hatred -- even [[TheCape Captain America]] -- and on the whole, Marvel is [[ComicBook/CivilWar trying to be more even-handed these days...]]
** Even several writers' attempts to kill Mutant Hysteria were either ignored (the X-Men being lauded as heroes after their "death" in ''Uncanny'' #226) or [[CosmicRetcon thrown out]] (the gains made by X-Statix and the outed Prof. X somehow wiped out by M-Day. You'd think having 99% fewer mutants would ''ease'' the paranoia, but then, with people like [[ChurchMilitant Reverend Stryker]] saying "It's a sign from God! Now's our chance!"...)
** The best villainous example is ComicBook/{{Magneto}}. Though with him being Jewish and born in Germany in the 1930s, this trope was the ''least'' of his problems.
** Comicbook/XStatix was an intentional inversion of this trope as it's commonly applied to mutants in Creator/MarvelComics: The public '''''loves''''' X-Statix, a team made up of walking personality disorders like stuck up nerd Vivisector, the clinically confrontational and elitist Spike, and arrogant genius the Anarchist. Because, really, if you were a hot teenager with cool superpowers, people would adore you. Vivisector goes on TV to discuss the importance of fiction within fiction with Umberto Eco, Zeitgeist regularly has sex with supermodels, and U-Go Girl spun a semi-successful acting career out of her membership. The Anarchist even brings this up at one point - after starting what is essentially a traveling freakshow with himself and Dead Girl as the main attractions, he says it's different from how it looks. The people who come to see him aren't gawking at his misfortune, but clamoring to catch a glimpse of his majesty.
* Evil Ernie (super-powered menace, published by Chaos! Comics and Devil's Due Publishing) started as an abused child who developed telepathic powers and discovered that everyone on his street knew his parents were abusing him but did nothing. So he snapped and murdered the entire street. In the asylum, he saw the hypocrisy and deceitful natures of the people who wanted to "help" him, and when their experiments gave him evil powers, he decided to kill as much of the human race as he could.
* Comicbook/{{Empowered}} has to deal with this from the ''Super Homies'', but most of them are [[JerkAss like that anyways]]. Fortunately, there seems to be a slow shift in this from some of the nicer ones.
* ''Comicbook/{{Marvels}}'' played with this - the comics tell the history of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, from the first appearance of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] the Human Torch up to the death of Gwen Stacy - from the perspective of an average man, photographer Phil Sheldon. First we saw him and the rest of the public fearing and hating superhumans like Namor or the Human Torch, and we saw how their attitudes change with appearance of Comicbook/CaptainAmerica. In UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}} Sheldon admires superheroes, but like everybody else, he hates mutants until he realizes they are NotSoDifferent. Later he's disgusted when the general public starts to constantly bash superheroes for everything.
* Rorschach and a group of bullies in ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''. [[BerserkButton Not a smart move]] on the part of said bullies, but it's Rorschach.
* Mark Waid's comic ''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'' explores this. Franchise/{{Superman}}-{{expy}} the Plutonian goes from being the world's greatest hero to being its most dangerous villain [[spoiler:because during the ten minutes he spent up in space where he couldn't hear everyone begging for help and complaining about him behind his back a horrible disaster occurred because he entrusted a scientist with a piece of alien technology. Part of it is just that he snapped because he couldn't handle the failure, but part of it is that people were constantly ragging on him]].
** It is, however, played with with regards to exactly ''how'' much people ragged on him; he was still considered the world's most beloved hero, and although this incident certainly dented people's regard for him, it's implied that one of the reasons he snapped was because he was consumed by a desire to have ''everyone'' love him and couldn't tolerate ''any'' criticism whatsoever.
** Similarly, ''Comicbook/SupremePower'' featured Superman takeoff Hyperion, who has never had any friends and whose school life was extremely lonely due mainly to never having a normal or healthy family environment.
* In the Luna Brothers ''Ultra'' the main heroine Ultra after a tabloid rakes through the coals. has the public turn on her, even after saving the city from a major disaster. Later at the Super Hero Awards ceremony she is ignored and booed. Until a man steps up and calls them on it. And the crowd changes it's tune.
* The Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Oswald Cobblepot (aka. "The Penguin") was born into a wealthy family. However he was also short, fat, and had a beak-like nose, which made him a prime target for the [[UpperClassTwit fellow society types]] of Gotham and his own family besides his mother. After putting up with years of constant abuse and scorn, he decided to get his revenge by turning his mind to crime. His status as this is even referenced by the man himself in his StartOfDarkness miniseries, ''Pain and Prejudice''.
-->'''Oswald''': Am I any ''better?'' Of course not. But I’m not any ''worse''. Do you ever question it? Why [[ByTheBookCop you]] protect [[UpperClassTwit them]]? And why you drag me in here? Of course not. You know why? Because they look like one of ''you'', and I...I look like one of ''me''.
* ''Comicbook/{{Horndog}}''. Not any of the characters in the book, but the comic itself, which is called "the most hated comic on the planet"...''by its [[Creator/HorndogStudios publisher]], no less'' (and its [[Creator/IsaacBaranoff creator]], too).
* This trope hits [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] pretty frequently. Even if he saves entire cities, people will still hate and fear him, which pisses the Hulk off, which makes him go on a rampage, which makes people hate him even more, and then he'll perform another act of heroics, repeat ad infinitium.
* Deliberately invoked by Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} during the [[Comicbook/LegendsDC DC Legends]] mini-series as his evil plan. He sends several of his minions down to Earth to create anti-superhero sentiment in the hopes that the public will start to hate and turn on the heroes and thus take care of the heroes for him. This is ''very'' effective [[NiceJobFixingItVillain until one of the minions slaps a kid, snapping everybody out of it.]]
* Averted in ''ComicBook/TheSecretService'', the other student seems to like Gary well enough but are worried he's not good enough to become an agent. It is however, implied that the students we see are the nice ones so this may be happening to some degree.
* In ''ComicBook/TheCourageousPrincess'', when Mabelrose attends her first ball, the other princesses are uniformly nasty and insulting towards her, making fun of her less flashy clothing, smaller fairy-tale kingdom, and supposed lack of refinement.

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* "Literature/{{Cinderella}}".
* The Creator/HansChristianAndersen story "Literature/TheUglyDuckling".
* In "Literature/TheEgyptianCinderella", an adaptation of an Ancient Greek fairy tale, Rhodopis, a Greek girl sold into slavery in Egypt, is mocked for her light skin and her perpetual sunburns by her Egyptian fellow servants.

[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* [[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]] [[BewaretheNiceOnes Watson]] states that, despite the fact that Holmes ''is'' an arsehole, you really shouldn't [[LivingEmotionalCrutch mess with him. This gentle soul will unremorsefully kill you if you do.]]
** "If your master's actions destroy him whom I regard as-as the best and wisest man I have ever known, make no mistake that I shall hunt down, to a man, everyone who played a part in his destruction."
* In [[FanFic/APikachuInLove A Pikachu in Love]], this is how Pikachu feels at the start of the fic, being unable to fully communicate with Ash and Co. and being treated as a 'Teachers Pet' by the other Pokemon due to being Ash's favorite.
* [[FanFic/UltimateSleepwalker Sleepwalker]] bizarrely inverts this trope when he does this to ''himself''. Although he's formed close friendships with many of the humans he's come to know on Earth and some of them have made an effort to make him feel like one of their TrueCompanions, Sleepwalker himself still feels that he doesn't truly belong on Earth. Even [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the Thing]], despite being turned into an orange, rock-skinned giant, can still relate to his humans in a way Sleepwalker never could.
* The DarkFic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5107593/1/ Nobody Asked]]'' is a very good deconstruction of this trope as played with in ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' (see Western Animation below): In a world where Zim's successfully conquered Earth, Dib and all his classmates are now enslaved by the Irkens and condemned to (seemingly pointless) hard labor -- and ''none'' of them can speak to or even make ''eye contact'' with Dib, out of guilt over the fact that they never believed him and treated him like crap. Later, when Dib manages to steal a ship and escape the planet to get help from [[LaResistance the Resisty]], until the last moment he debates with himself whether or not to just keep going, to abandon Earth the fate he feels it earned for itself. [[spoiler: Ultimately, his hero complex wins out.]]
* In ''FanFic/TheSecretLifeOfTheBackyardKids'' people treat Jorge poorly because he's a wizard and [[FantasticRacism some people don't think wizards are "normal" humans.]]
* In FanFic/WereGonnaGetThereSoon, Derpy Hooves is the resident [[TheKlutz klutz]] and ButtMonkey. She's the target of much teasing and disrespect, making her very [[InsecureLoveInterest insecure]].
* [[ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse Elly]] tried to justify taking Robin's hearing aid away in ''FanFic/TheNewRetcons'' to prevent this trope from happening. Given that she prefers being unhappy to doing something to fix things, though, it's hard to believe that she meant it.
* [[Fanfic/FalloutEquestria Littlepip]] grew up as Stable 2's despised outcast and scapegoat, not only because she was the [[HeroicBastard bastard daughter]] of the [[AlcoholicParent Stable's resident drunk]] and her cutie mark was so generic, but because she was a lesbian. Even when she pulls a BigDamnHeroes and [[spoiler: breaks the Steel Ranger siege on the Stable]], they start treating her like a hero and offer to let her come back to the stable [[spoiler: [[YouCantGoHomeAgain but she refuses to come back]] because [[SaveTheWorld she still has a job to do]]]].
* The Dinobots suffer this treatment in ''[[Fanfic/AChildShallLeadThem A Child Shall Lead Them]]'', even when one of them, Swoop, gains the Matrix and becomes the next Prime.
* In Fanfic/BreakMyFall, Blue's widely known throughout school for being a "bad boy," so people avoid him like the plague.
* This is the thing that brings all of the Pretty Cure from ''FanFic/TwilightPrettyCure'' together, and it's a strong theme in the series. [[HairTriggerTemper Marina]] is the daughter of a politician who used his power to steal money from people, leaving them penniless. The case was so heavily sensationalized by the media that it made people convinced she'd grow up to be just like him no matter what. As a result, she became [[TheBully a bully]] who would lash out at other kids and pick fights whenever they'd mess with her. [[TheSmartGuy Hotaru]] [[TeamMom Minamigawa]] [[HasTwoMommies has homosexual fathers]], which many of her classmates find gross. They also think she's [[InsufferableGenius snotty and stuck-up]] when she really isn't. [[PerkyGoth Anzu]] [[NightmareFetishist Chino]] is disliked by her classmates for dressing like a goth and coming off as unapproachable, making them think she's a DumbBlonde EmoTeen. She really doesn't care what they think. [[ShrinkingViolet Riko]] [[CloudCuckooLander Tasogare]], [[TheProtagonist the main character]], has it the worst. She's autistic, which causes her to have a tendency to [[InnocentlyInsensitive say and do inappropriate things which people may construe as creepy or offensive]]. She grew up in a closed-minded town where people were convinced she was nothing but a straight up bad kid who threw tantrums all the time, telling her parents--''to their faces, no less''--that they don't discipline her correctly, [[WhatAnIdiot very stubbornly convinced that Autism wasn't real, just a fancy name for what they thought was bad behavior]]. Her classmates don't like her for her occasional meltdowns, her love for old cartoons and books outside of her age and gender nobody knows/cares about, and for her eccentricities in general. All of this have caused her to develop very severe psychological issues and self-destructive habits, such as continual self-deprecation and hitting herself for every mistake she makes. Luckily, once she finds her TrueCompanions, she starts to work toward rectifying her self-destructive habits and gain some self-respect.
* Red from ''FanFic/SpeakUp'' wasn't well liked by his classmates because he was mute, and they thought he was dumb, so they avoided him like the plague.
* In ''Fanfic/KitsuneNoKenFistOfTheFox'', prior to his arrival in Konoha Town, Naruto attended Whirl City High School, but wound up getting ostracized following a fight with a gang that left a lot of property damage to the school compound. The ostracism was exacerbated because Whirl City had been one of those hardest hit by the 365-day rampage by the [[PersonOfMassDestruction Nine Terrors]], and Naruto was suspected of being one of them (he was, but it wasn't an openly-known fact).
* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness Act III'': Throughout most of the act, the entire student body of Yokai Academy ostracize and shun Tsukune and his friends, thinking they're nothing but {{Glory Hounds}} claiming to have taken down Fairy Tale. When the group proves said rumors true by successfully fighting off separate attacks from Kuyou and a Fairy Tale squadron, the students get hit with a big-time JerkassRealization, and now Tsukune's posse are the school idols.
* ''FanFic/TheTerminatorsArmyOfLegend'', a military supercrossover series features the protagonists, having been ChildSoldiers, ostracized by the rest of their peers and bullied because of their brutal past. It also doesn't help that Alpha Company itself is comprised of a collection of familiar children-oriented characters.
* ''FanFic/SwingingPendulum'' Ichigo is isolated and decried by many of the other students due to his genius and connection to the Shiba clan. He finds it very petty. [[ZigZaggingTrope A small number of the other students, on the other hand, are big fans of his due to his obvious skill and dedication]], but Ichigo can't stand the kind of treatment fans give him. Thus, he pretty much ignores or avoids most of the other students.
** Asuka is bullied and ignored by other students for being a [[HeroicBastard bastard child]] of a noble family and a ShrinkingViolet. One time, a bunch of students went a little too far in their bullying of Asuka and Rangiku...while Ichigo was [[TooDumbToLive still present]]. Needless to say, the events that followed ensured that no one would dare to bully either of them again, whether or not Ichigo was around.
* In ''FanFic/CatchYourBreath'', this is the case with Obito. In addition to being generally treated like a dead weight by his classmates for being weak, no one within his clan adopted him after his parents died. [[spoiler:It turns out that this is because he is Madara's sole living descendant. He didn't know until he broke into a secure office for some kind of explanation for their poor treatment.]]
* In the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Legend of Korra]] fanfic [[FanFic/BookFiveLegends Book Five: Legends]] we have Temuji, born an albino with mystical power that inherently seems to frighten people, especially as a child. His mother is ([[UnreliableNarrator seemingly]]) the only one whom loves him unconditionally, and [[spoiler:losing her is what ultimately sets him on his [[StartOfDarkness path of Darkness]]]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'' shows Lulu being isolated as a child because her magical prowess unnerves other kids. She's out-of-place at Bevelle's temple later because of her grief and growing sense of doubt. Yuna, meanwhile, is actively mistreated by the clerics for the crime of being Braska's daughter, and Lulu notes how quickly they about-face once Braska defeats Sin.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Returning}}'', Scorpius Malfoy is isolated because of his family's reputation, although it's primarily within his house. His OnlyFriend is Lyra, who is a BookDumb IneptMage in ''Ravenclaw''.
* Remmy Cormo, narrator and protagonist of the ''Fanfic/PackStreet'' series, sees himself as a pariah in the eponymous predator-exclusive neighborhood he moved into[[note]]he's a ram, a male sheep[[/note]], as nobody shows him any respect or consideration. [[spoiler:The truth is a lot more complicated than that, with FantasticRacism and PoorCommunicationKills in full effect, as later on we find out that the "pack" of the building he lives in felt like [[InvertedTrope Remmy was not showing them any respect or consideration]].]]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Kamikakushi}}'', Tobirama receives negative attention due to his coloration. He gets splashed with holy water by priests and his own cousins fear him.
* In ''FanFic/BrideOfDiscord'', Discord reveals to Fluttershy that he received this treatment from ponies as a child, due to his bizarre appearance, leading to him becoming a recluse and [[StartOfDarkness setting the stage for the person he would become]].

[[folder: Film -- Animation]]
* Both humans and dogs alike would put down ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything for being part wolf]]. The humans would drive him off out of fear of him, while the dogs would ridicule and taunt him for having a dirty bloodline. It's sad to learn in the sequel that while Balto had rescued a town of humans from a deadly epidemic, he is still living as a stray and is still ridiculed by some dogs in the community.
* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' is probably the animated TropeCodifier. His unusually long ears are reviled by the other elephants.
* Downplayed in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' in that long before the climax of the film, Po had already gone a long way earning the respect of most of the Furious Five because of his HeroicResolve facing his hopeless TrainingFromHell without complaint.
* ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' shows that Lilo is rejected by her peers for being "weird," while Stitch is rejected by the entire Galactic Federation. (This is at least marginally understandable, however, given Stitch's destructive powers and fondness for anarchy.) The trailers and print advertising played around with this, showing Stitch being rejected by various members of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon; the tag line was "There's one in every family." The [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries animated series]] shows that Lilo continues to be ostracized by her peers, particularly AlphaBitch Mertle.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife,'' Flik is regularly ridiculed and insulted for wasting his time on creative thinking and inventing instead of gathering food for the Offering. It's this ability that eventually saves the day.
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Belle and her father are socially shunned by the members of the village where they live - Maurice for his inventions and generally unconventional ideas, Belle for the fact that she enjoys reading and daydreams a lot. ''All of them'' join [[BigBad Gaston]] in the climax to kill Beast and his servants.
* In ''Disney/ChickenLittle'', the titular character is seen as a fool by the entire town after he caused a mass panic when he believed the sky was falling, the only people who support are his friends and his father (who is trying to not reject his only son).
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}} [[spoiler:ends up giving super powers to Hal Stewart, who then uses them to exact revenge on society for treating him like a loser]]. [[VillainProtagonist Megamind]] himself counts as well. His being ostracized and bullied in school is what initiates his StartOfDarkness.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', the entire Viking community is this towards Hiccup, the protagonist. The community places a high value on brawn and physical bravery, and Hiccup is on the small and scrawny side. He has exceptional intellect and skill when it comes to mechanics and building things, but until his dragon-taming abilities are finally showcased, he gets mocked. Even his father...
-->'''Stoick:''' Just be a little less...this.
-->'''Hiccup:''' You just gestured to all of me!
* In ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', this is how Santa's elves treat the titular Arthur, who is Santa's younger, much clumsier son. Late in the film, when circumstances fill him with despair, Arthur reveals that "I know what you all say about me!" It's particularly harsh because Arthur's defining trait is that he wants everyone to be happy and he goes to great lengths to try to help them be so.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'', poor little Mumble is eyed with disapproval and disgust from everyone (except for the Amigos, his love interest Gloria, his mother and eventually his father) due to his abnormal inability to sing and affinity to dance.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', Manolo’s IWantSong, "Creep", emphasizes how practically the whole town sees him as a "creep" or "weirdo".
* Norman Babcock in ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' is treated as an outcast by just about everyone in his hometown, since he's capable of talking to ghosts, to others it seems like he's just talking to the air. Even the townspeople were willing to attack Norman when they saw him helping the zombies.
* The titular character of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' is, in contrast to his fellow game characters, large, in poor control of his powers, and temperamental. Unfortunately for him, he's just a PunchClockVillain and a genuinely good person who only wants to be recognized for his importance in the game the way Felix is. The Nicelanders, unfortunately, have developed an irrational fear/hatred of him. Felix, who is the only one in the game who doesn't hate Ralph, is also too much of an ExtremeDoorMat to either stand up for Ralph or side with the Nicelanders, instead trying to play peacemaker and failing miserably. Really, can anyone blame Ralph for leaving?
** Vanellope is treated with disgust by all the other racers due to her glitchy state and is repeatedly bullied by them.
* Maruti from ''Animation/TheReturnOfHanuman'' was hated because of his superhuman abilities and "bringing danger" to his friends, despite being the [[GodInHumanForm reincarnation of Hanuman]] himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'':
** After moving from Barbados to America, Tip was treated different from other kids and had trouble fitting in.
** Oh is so disliked among his people, his name was the way people reacted to his presence. An annoyed, exasperated "Oh..." sound.
* Mike Wazowski was always singled out by everyone, from his elementary school classmates to the fraternities in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity.''
* Sadness in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', though a {{downplayed|Trope}} version. She's not hated by the other emotions, they just don't know what role she plays in Riley's emotions, since she tends to make her happy moments turn sad. The only emotion that actively keeps her away is Joy.
* At the beginning of ''Literature/CharlottesWeb'' ''2: Wilbur's Great Adventure'', Wilbur befriends a lamb named Cardigan, who is rejected by the other sheep due to Cardigan having black wool.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': As a child, Nick was [[KidsAreCruel brutally bullied]] by [[ScoutOut Junior Ranger Scouts Troop 914]] on his first day because foxes are [[FantasticRacism seen as untrustworthy]].
* Greenie from ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild'' was bullied for most of his childhood because [[InterspeciesAdoption his mother is a chicken]]. When he meets other wild ducks as a teenager they tease him for looking like a tame duck, due to the string around his ankle he received [[spoiler:when a farmer caught him and tried to clip his wings]].
* In the 2017 animation "Sahara", Ajar the cobra is looked down upon by the other cobras because he hasn't even shed into his adult skin yet. [[spoiler: As it so happens, by the end of the movie, Ajar finally sheds his skin.]]

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* Chuck and his family get this treatment during ''Film/AmazingGraceAndChuck'', with most of his former teammates turning on him, kids picking on his little sister, and his mom and dad both getting harassed by the other adults in town.
* [[Film/{{Carrie}} Film adaptations]] of Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'' as described in Literature.
* John Hancock in ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' is a superhero who's also a filthy bum and a drunk. Although he saves people's lives and stops criminals, because he does it while causing truly epic amounts of property damage, he gets nothing but criticism for it, until Ray Embrey comes along, Ray being the first person to ever thank him for his help (saving Ray from being hit by a train). The public start coming around once Embrey teaches Hancock how to be a more likeable, more personable and less insanely destructive hero.
* In ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', Hellboy shoots a rampaging plant elemental to save a packed street full of people, all while carrying a baby he saved from a car that was about to be crushed. 10 seconds after he's done saving the people, the baby's mother starts yelling at him, "What did you do to my baby!" and a policeman pulls a gun on him. The people almost riot right then and there, until Liz steps in front of Hellboy and bursts into flames, which gets everyone to shut up
* In ''Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas'', The Grinch [[FreudianExcuse was bitterly teased as a child for being green and ugly]]. This turns him into a mean and nasty monster with a hatred for joy, especially Christmas, after he snapped and hurled a Christmas tree at his classmates. This was a complete reversal from [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book]], where he was just nasty and the Whos represented the spirit of Christmas in its purest form.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy is ostracized within the trainee group because he's from a poor, working-class background, in contrast with the public school rich kids.
* In ''Film/ManOfSteel'', Clark was frequently marginalized as a child because of the unusual behavior caused by not being able to control his powers, and his isolated nature from trying to keep them a secret.
* In ''Film/{{Sky High|2005}}'', you're either a hero, or a zero; "Hero Support" = {{Sidekick}} = social inferior.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Jar Jar Binks. No, really. This wasn't the only reason in ''The Phantom Menace'' that he was shunned by other Gungans; he was a clumsy fellow who kept causing accidents, no matter how easy the task was that he was assigned. What caused Boss Nass to exile him was when he crashed the latter's heyblibber submarine (not his first major accident). However, by the Battle of Jakku, Jar Jar is scorned by everyone he comes across not only for his quirks, but for understandably helping a dictatorship come into play.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
** After being transformed into a SuperSoldier, [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve Rogers]] is turned into Captain America, the face of the USO's war bonds campaign. This doesn't exactly endear him to the soldiers he performs in front of during a tour in Italy, who think of him as a fool in star-spangled tights. However, once he successfully rescues an entire regiment of soldiers from HYDRA's clutches, Cap becomes a respected icon in his own right.
** Also [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk the Hulk]] generates as much hate and fear as any rampaging green monster would naturally warrant, both from his enemies and allies.
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
*** Angel Salvadore's motivation for joining Shaw.
---->'''Angel''': We don't belong here. And that's nothing to be ashamed of.
*** Havok bullies [=McCoy=] even though they're both super-powered. Hank has a visible mutation while Alex doesn't.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': The other students at Xavier's school are terrified of Jean Grey because whenever she has a nightmare, the entire mansion shakes. Writer Simon Kinberg addresses the irony of a mutant being discriminated by mutants on the Blu-Ray's "Answering the Call: Assembling the New X-Men Team" segment.
--->'''Kinberg''': She's like an outcast within the outcasts, so there's nowhere for her.
* ''Film/TheWorldOfKanako'': The narrator is widely hated by everybody for no other reason than because he's weak.
* Double subverted in ''Film/AHardDaysNight''. At first, Music/RingoStarr takes his teasing from the other Beatles all in good humor, then he gets tired of it. That simmering dissatisfaction is what Paul's Grandfather ends up exploiting.

* The {{Trope Namer|s}} is the children's story (later song) "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The title character is mocked by his fellow reindeer for his luminous red nose, until Santa turns up asking Rudolph's help as a navigation light for his sleigh. All of the other reindeer quickly change their tune when Santa chooses him because they realize his nose is a gift as well as an oddity, and unanimously declare Rudolph will go down in history.
* Literature/MyHeartAndOtherBlackHoles: Aysel is isolated by everyone at school because of what her dad did.
* Tobias in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', who was bullied and shunned in school before becoming a hawk nothlit.
* The teenage main character of Stephen King's ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', whose torment at school and at home from her {{Moral Guardian|s}} zealot mother leads her to burn down the building at prom and later her own house with both her and her mother still in it.
* Literature/HarryPotter:
** Snape was unpopular at school, and the victim of many -- including [[spoiler:Harry's own father]].
** This is taken to the next level during ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. [[MaliciousSlander Thanks to the Ministry of Magic]], most of the Wizarding World believes that Harry's crazy and dangerous, and that the return of Lord Voldemort in the previous book is a lie, just because his scar hurts and he's a Parselmouth. At the end of the book, however, [[spoiler:Harry is vindicated after the Ministry of Magic arrive just in time to witness Voldemort themselves.]]
** Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', when Dudley, who's been bullying Harry most of the series, [[spoiler: stops doing it after Harry saves his life from the Dementors, and at the end thanks him for it, and believes in what he says about Voldemort]]. Until then, the Dursleys enforce this attitude towards Harry, telling everyone that he was a freak and deranged. The first book mentions that Harry has no friends at school because no kid wants to antagonize Dudley.
** Luna Lovegood.
** Myrtle before she died. She was teased for her glasses and everyone threw a book at her.
* Literature/TheBible, making this OlderThanFeudalism.
** The Hebrew Bible
*** Joseph's treatment at the hands of his brothers in Genesis would also fit this trope.
*** Jephthah, in the Book of Judges, for being the SonOfAWhore.
*** David's treatment at the hands of King Saul, after he singlehandedly killed Goliath.
*** Moses at the hands of Israel whenever things got bad, despite ten plagues, water from a rock, manna and quail from heaven, etc.
*** All of the prophets fell into this trope, with Jeremiah being the exemplar.
** The New Testament
*** Jesus is often taunted and driven out of cities and eventually brutally tortured and crucified by the people he is ostensibly trying to save.
* [[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt Do'urden]], for not being AlwaysChaoticEvil like his fellow Drow.
* Mat Cauthon and most female characters in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. Sort of subverted in that after three major characters continue mistreating him after he breaks into the most secure fortress in the world to try to rescue them, two other female characters force the first three to apologize.
* In Creator/GrahamMcNeill's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' Literature/HorusHeresy novel ''False Gods'', Magnus the Red thinks on how he retreated to Prospero to research sorcery away from prying eyes and wishes he could show the glories of the warp to his persecutors. On the other hand, [[{{Ubermensch}} he also thinks]] that the warp makes such [[GoodIsOldFashioned antiquated notions as good and evil]] fall away, so the question of how unjustly he is treated remains.
* Creator/RudyardKipling's poem [[http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/2722/ Tommy]] perfectly illustrates this trope.
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents''. The first book alone has them moving in with their IllegalGuardian Count Olaf who falsely promises to "raise these orphans as if they were actually wanted." Thus, the Baudelaires are forced to become servants for Count Olaf, who gives them a great number of difficult chores. They are also called names/ridiculed by Olaf and his troupe, and various other characters throughout each book. The fifth book especially is absolutely ''made'' of this.
* In ''Hiccup: The Viking Who Was Seasick'', the children's picture book that started off the ''Literature/HowToTrainYourDragon'' series, this is virtually called out by name:
--> ''Vikings were enormous roaring burglars with bristling moustaches who sailed all over the world and took whatever they wanted. Hiccup was tiny and thoughtful and polite.'' '' '''The other Viking children wouldn't let him join in their rough Viking games.''' ''
* Creator/TamoraPierce's ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series features four main characters who are each initially rejected by others for being: the lone survivor of a shipwreck and thus the ultimate of bad luck; a thrice convicted thief marked with X tattoos on his hands; a girl who is overweight and possessing immense but unrecognized weather magic; and a noble who moves a lot, disregards conventional noble classism, is obsessed with thread and weaving, and is also an orphan and sole survivor of a plague.
* Creator/AndreNorton. All the time. Fortunately, they always get away somewhere else.
** In ''Star Man's Son'', a young mutant tries to get himself accepted as a Star Man despite the flagrant proof of his mutation, his hair.
** In ''Literature/IceCrown'', the heroine is not taken seriously by her family.
** In ''The Stars are Ours!'', those of "Free Scientist" blood flee Earth into interstellar space
** Humanity is treated like this in ''Star Guard'' by alien races.
** In ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy's [[WarRefugees refugee]] status causes embarrassment all around.
** In ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern is isolated aboard the Free Trader ship because the crew all stick together.
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, we have Dorsk 81, an alien from a planet where they reproduce by cloning. Despite being supposedly genetically identical to his older clones, he has access to Force powers. [[JerkAss Guess how the other clones treat him?]]
* In ''Film/TheWave'', as the eponymous student movement sweeps the school, the few kids who don't join up find themselves victims of harassment, insults and physical assaults from their peers.
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare was fond of using this trope for his {{Big Bad}}s. The title character of ''Theatre/RichardIII''. Edmund in ''Theatre/KingLear''. Shylock in ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice.''
* In ''Literature/{{Skinned}}'' by Robin Wasserman, Lia is treated this way because she is a mech, or a person who died and had their brain uploaded into an android.
* ''Literature/StarTrekExMachina''. The Vulcans in that novel demonstrate this trope in how they respond to Spock's newfound philosophy of balanced emotion. Despite his admirable personal and professional traits, other Vulcans on the ''Enterprise'' crew reject him entirely for failing to follow their cultural customs exactly. At least one requests a transfer rather than live with his presence.
* In the ''Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers'' stories, Nasats treat P8 Blue and other "Quiets" like this. P8 Blue was regularly dismissed by her fellows and viewed as freakish or deformed. In fact, her differently-wired brain is a trait that lets her play a vital role in establishing relations with another race living on the Nasat homeworld. Naturally, P8 saves the day.
* The main character in Susan Shwartz's "Beggarman", a kid named Jommy who was born and lived on a space station but had dreams of making the damaged Earth properly inhabitable again, was mocked and tormented by the other "Spaceborn" for wanting to live on a "dirtball." While hiding from them he encountered a visiting Earthman named George Isherwood Stewart who said that they were "both named for loners" and asked him to help with an experiment concerning the characteristics of plants grown in low G and Earth G. After several of the other children vandalized the labs and he had a meltdown that threatened to ruin his chances of attending an off-station school called [=McAuliffe=], Stewart, who'd been revealed as Earth's Minister of Education, offered him on-planet schooling.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the populace of Westeros treats Tyrion Lannister as evil incarnate mostly because he's an ugly dwarf. Granted, his rampant drinking and whoring, his Deadspan Snarking, and his more [[ShootTheDog ruthless actions]] don't help his case either. This trope also seems to be Stannis Baratheon's fate, both as a child and when he tries to take the Iron Throne. Justified, in that he is the middle child stuck between two extremely charismatic brothers, and his own BrutalHonesty and humorless demeanor aren't exactly endearing.
* In Creator/RuthFrancesLong's ''Literature/TheTreacheryOfBeautifulThings'', when Jack tells her no one will believe her about the LandOfFaerie, Jenny goes LaughingMad for a while. She knows that: she told people (truthfully) that the woods had swallowed her brother Tom, and they talk about her behind her back and laugh.
* In Creator/VictoriaForester's ''Literature/TheGirlWhoCouldFly'', Piper before the institute.
* Caitlin Smith from ''Literature/{{Mockingbird}}''. While she does find a friend later on, he's younger than her. All the kids her age don't like her and call her a freak because of her strange behaviors and think she's an insensitive and selfish brat (though it's really due to her Autism, which makes it hard for her to show emotions, as she doesn't quite understand the concept of empathy and often says the wrong thing, which leads to kids yelling at her and calling her out on it, not quite getting that she's causing problems).
* This is Sunny's life in a nutshell in ''Literature/AkataWitch'', due to being both albino and American in Nigeria.
* Lucien Morel from ''Literature/TreasuresOfTheSnow'' becomes a pariah after the townspeople hear about him hurting Dani's leg to the point of it never being able to heal. He suffers greatly for it, even more so due to Dani's sister, Annette, deliberately making things hard for him with her irrational grudge. This is toned down in the anime to make it more subtle.
* In ''Literature/WhyWeTookTheCar'', Maik is harassed and looked down upon by his classmates. It's implied that Tschick isn't treated much better.
* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', Bogna used to be shunned by her fellow students because she had no problem being alone with the dead. It stopped, quite obviously, when she started studying pathology rather than medicine.
* Reynie from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' is bullied at his orphanage for not acting like a "normal" child. He's a ChildProdigy who prefers studying and reading over watching television, and is mocked for casually using words like "enjoyable". Reynie [[FriendlessBackground thus has no friends]] besides [[IntergenerationalFriendship his tutor]], Miss Perumal, until he meets Kate, Constance, and Sticky.
* The titular Varjak from ''Literature/VarjakPaw'' is a Mesopotamian Blue cat; however, he is ostracized amongst his family for having brown eyes instead of the characteristic green eyes of the breed. [[spoiler: It turns out, though, that the first Mesopotamian Blue had brown eyes]].
* Aeduen from ''Literature/TheWitchlands'' has been ostracized by others since he was young because of his powers, which are stereotypically associated with demons. By the time the readers meet him, this has been going on for long enough that he decided he's just fine where he is and doesn't want to be part of the society.
* ''Literature/{{Fallocaust}}'':
** Ellis is the only female chimera, so she's something an outsider in the family, and the only one who doesn't [[IncestIsRelative have sex with the others.]] However, she's also the only chimera Silas has a truly paternal relationship with, and she's shown to be relatively well-adjusted.
** Reaver and Sanguine both experienced this growing up, due to being chimeras raised around humans, with all the [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior murder and bloodlust]] that implies.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Fireheart's nephew Cloudkit was bullied and ostracized even by adults because he was a kittypet. Even though he was only a moon old when he came to [=ThunderClan=] and doesn't even remember his birth mother, Cloudkit was looked down upon by many of his Clan. He was also looked down upon for being white-furred. Completely white-furred cats are rare in [=ThunderClan=] (most are 'forest colours' like red, black, and brown).

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TwentyFour''.
** No matter how many times Jack Bauer saves America from terrorists, almost everyone shuns him or threatens his life. At this point, he's portrayed as a living martyr--of torture tactics.
** This also applies to CTU. The government's thanks for six seasons of stopping the most dastardly plots against America....shut down the whole Unit.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': The Groosalugg's "cow blood" ensured a lifetime of loathing.
* The KoreanSeries ''Series/BoysBeforeFlowers'' focuses on a poor OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who goes to an exclusive academy for rich kids and gets bullied.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy is constantly ridiculed for her strength, even by those students whom she saves. However, at the Prom, she is given a "Class Protector" award by her classmates, recognizing how she always saved them from the strange things that happen in Sunnydale. Willow and Xander are her only friends in school, and everybody seems to consider her a violent and dangerous person with violent and dangerous friends (i.e. the vampires she fights) for most of the time. But by the end of school she's saved enough people for this to become common knowledge, and people realize they misjudged her. Part of it is because Buffy set her last school's gym on fire (it was full of [[strike:vamp]]- asbestos).
** Also Giles, who's shunned by his fellow Watchers and not allowed to attend the retreat in the Cotswolds. This is a JustifiedTrope : before Giles was as we currently see him, [[FormerTeenRebel he was part of a group of magic-abusing rebellious youths, who did things like ''summoning demons and getting high on the possession'' as a fun, everyday activity.]]
** The girl in "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E11OutOfMindOutOfSight Out of Mind Out of Sight]]'' who was shunned so much she turned invisible.
** Wishverse "Puppy" Angel is another good example of this. And regular 'verse Angel from time to time as well.
* Jim Brass gets this treatment on ''Series/{{CSI}}'' after being accused of killing a cop-the other officers at the funeral turn their backs on him literally.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor never seems to get any respect. If his own people, the Time Lords, aren't hounding him for being a renegade they're recruiting him to save them from their own incompetence or corruption. Many of the societies of planets he saves, including Earth's, are also lacking in gratitude and acceptance. This may be partly explained, however, by the fact that the Doctor has a tendency to suddenly show up out of nowhere at roughly the same time that weird things start happening and people start dying, and people tend to put two and two together to come to the conclusion that the Doctor's somehow responsible. Once he successfully proves that he ''is'' on the side of the angels and saves the day, in the classic series at least he generally tends to get a bit more respect and gratitude.
** The Torchwood Institute was formed specifically to police the Doctor's activities, even though every time he comes to Earth, he saves the planet from alien destruction.
** The Doctor's interactions with UNIT (and, specifically, with [[TheBrigadier Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart]]) seem to have smoothed the way for him in the classic series. However, with UNIT being less prominent in the newer series (and without a regular point of contact with an Earth government) the Doctor does seem to be treated more as a loose cannon at best.
* In ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'', Chris is antagonized by 99% of his school. Hell, even the title says it.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tyrion is treated as evil incarnate by the populace of Westeros mostly because they believe BeautyEqualsGoodness and he only entered politics after times started getting bad, a fact not helped by his drinking, whoring, and snarking. His own family (except Jaime) also largely excludes him because of MaternalDeathBlameTheChild. Despite all of the heroic actions he did to protect King's Landing during the Battle of Blackwater Bay, nobody stands in his defense in his trial for the crime of regicide. Not one kind word, with everyone automatically believing Cersei's rather obvious scapegoating and lying witnesses:
--> '''Tyrion:''' I am guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I'm guilty — ''of being a dwarf''!
--> '''Tywin:''' You are not on trial for being a dwarf.
--> '''Tyrion:''' Oh, yes I am! I've been on trial for that ''my entire life''!
** Stannis, despite fighting steadfastly for his brother, is relegated to lord of a few rocky islands in the Narrow Sea and widely disliked for his rigid justice and humourless demeanor.
** Walder Frey knows the other noble houses look down on his family and him personally for being tardy to the Battle of the Trident, so he demands a good reason why he should waste a single thought on any of them.
* Melinda on ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' is implied to have hidden her [[BlessedWithSuck "gift"]] during her teens to avoid this (it's implied that she occasionally failed). One episode even reveals that when she told the truth to her first love in college, he broke up with her and called her a liar.
* ''Series/HellsKitchen'' Season 3 gave us Julia; while most of the contestants are professionally-trained chefs, caterers and the like, she was a Waffle House line cook. For most of the season, her teammates treated her like garbage, marginalized her abilities, and pushed her off to the side. Then one foggy Chr-I mean, challenge, after Gordon sees the women shove Julia off to peel potatoes, he orders them to give her a shot. As it turns out, a Waffle House cook is pretty well-equipped to handle a breakfast themed challenge and cook quail eggs pretty well ([[SarcasmMode who knew?]]). [[UngratefulBastard Unlike Rudolph, however, most of the other women continued to treat Julia like crap because they didn't think she deserved to be there]]. However, the majority of the teammates had karma bite them in the ass. There was Tiffany, who noted in an interview that "she [Julia] works in a fucking Waffle House" being the ''first'' to be eliminated. Know-it-all Joanna was the second to be booted off (who was at least ''three years younger'' than Julia and a sous chef. Melissa degraded her for causing the team to lose a challenge but Julia pointed out that Melissa caused them to be screwed over. And though she never won the challenge, Julia is still the only contestant from the show that Ramsay has shown respect and was given an opportunity to go to Culinary School.
* Very widely averted on ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', but the one time it did happen was one of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] moments in the series. [[spoiler:Jeremy Greer, a recurring character in Season 4, has the ability to control life and death. After causing the accidental murders of his parents, he falls into a deep depression, believing himself to be a monster (a rare case of this trope happening to ''one's self.'') After Bennet and Peter teach to control his power, Bennet arranges a cover-up so no suspicion will be cast on Jeremy, but the town sheriff, a CorruptHick SmugSnake, refuses to listen to anything. When he finally allows Jeremy to walk, half of the town is waiting outside, ready to crucify Jeremy. One of them attacks Jeremy, seeking vigilante justice. Jeremy falls back into his depression, kills the attacker, and refuses to heal him. The cops re-arrest him. After taking him back inside, the deputy takes Jeremy out back, ties him behind a truck, and drags him to death through the streets]]. [[spoiler: Which prompts Season 4 BigBad Samuel [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge to bury the whole town in a gigantic sinkhole.]]]]
* Both Duncan and Connor [=MacLeod=] in the flashbacks to their villages in ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}''.
* In ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', the titular character has to hide his magical abilities from the people of Camelot, despite the fact he saves their lives with it ''every'' single episode. Morgana would also count, considering Uther's attitude towards magic and her feelings of isolation and fear.
* In superhero drama ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', shy and nerdy Simon is ostracised by the rest of the group - especially the cocky JerkAss Nathan who taunts and belittles him constantly - because of his social ineptitude and perceived "weirdness". [[note]]The fact that Simon can a) turn invisible and b) is ''[[BullyingADragon a convicted arsonist]]'' is apparently insufficient deterrent.[[/note]] But he puts up with it silently, and uses his ability to help the others when necessary. Until the time comes when Simon and Nathan are in danger, and the latter has the gall to ''[[EntitledBastard demand]]'' that Simon use his power to save them. After Nathan starts hurling some ''really'' fool-hardy abuse ([[TooDumbToLive yes, even in a life-threatening situation]] [[NotHelpingYourCase he can't muster a shred of humility or tact]]) Simon simply turns invisible and saves himself, leaving Nathan to face the music. Although his choice was arguably justified, some viewers still claimed this was a KickTheDog moment for him (Nathan being [[DracoInLeatherPants ridiculously popular]] among fans doesn't help) and yet another indication of Simon's anticipated [[SanitySlippage descent into]] [[AxCrazy total]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds villainhood.]]
* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Beecher endures a lot of this in season one before he finally takes a stand against all the abuse, in a [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome truly awesome fashion]]. He continues to endure various degrees of abuse/torment, mostly at the hands of Schillinger and the Aryans, for the rest of the series. However, Beecher isn't the only victim in this show...
%%* Ditto with ''Series/PrisonBreak''.
* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Before the series began, Will Zimmerman lost his job with the FBI because of his outlandish theories about certain cases. He's been right all along.
* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', the titular consulting detective is not very well-liked or respected by the police, despite the fact that he often solves their cases for them. He's called a "freak" numerous times by various people, and is viewed with suspicion due to his [[InsistentTerminology sociopathic]] tendencies; it doesn't help that he's [[InsufferableGenius not exactly easy to get along with]]. It's also heavily implied that [[TheWatson John Watson]] is his first real friend and the only person who actually appreciates him for his brilliance and his character, and not just for what he can do to help catch criminals. This becomes a major plot point in the season 2 finale, "[[WhamEpisode The Reichenbach Fall]]". He admits this in [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming his best man's speech]] with those [[NoSocialSkills pathetic social skills.]]
* ''Series/TheShield'' has Duch Wagenbach, who is generally treated like dirt by just about every cop in the precinct except for his partner Claudette Wyms.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Season 10 is all about costumed vigilantes coming out of the shadows and into the public eye in response to the constant "anti-hero" mud-slinging. The general public distrusts the heroes' motives for no other reason than because they can, despite the numerous times [[Franchise/{{Superman}} the Blur]] saved their lives. [[spoiler: When Oliver Queen comes out as the Green Arrow, he goes on TV and delivers a stinging TakeThat to all the anti-hero nonsense. It's now been said that Darkseid himself was behind the anti-hero business, manipulating people's minds and increasing the hate.]]
* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "Hollow Pursuits" introduces us to Lt. Reginald "Reg" Barclay, a highly neurotic engineer. During much of the episode, Geordi wonders why Barclay is incredibly hard to work with [[WhoopiEpiphanySpeech until he talks with Guinan about him]].
-->'''Geordi:''' Barclay, he's always late, he's nervous, nobody wants to be around him.
-->'''Guinan:''' If I had the feeling that nobody wanted to be around me, I'd probably be late and nervous too.
* Stargate Command in ''Series/StargateSG1''. Senator/Vice-President Kinsey started a witch hunt to shut down the program, even though it was a no-brainer that without them, all of the Earth would be slaves of Apophis, Anubis, Ba'al, or somebody ''worse''.
** With Kinsey, he wants it shut down so that it can be run by people he can control or by like minded people.
** Similar to the ''Sanctuary'' example below, Dr. Jackson was ridiculed by the archeological community because of his theories about aliens and the pyramids. He was, of course, right, not that he can tell anyone.
* The premise of the first season of ''Series/VeronicaMars'' is that Veronica has gone from being a slightly silly blonde popular girl to being the slightly outcast character she is because of the mystery that drives the first season (the murder of Lilly). The second season is also driven by a ''BigBad'' who becomes evil and twisted as a result of the same crowd's exclusion and abuse, providing a [[NotSoDifferent contrast]] between what spurs one character to heroism and the other to depravity.
* The titular hero of ''Series/WynonnaEarp'' grew up the town pariah, ridiculed and bullied by her peers and law enforcement for her trouble-making ways, her insistence that demons killed her family, and [[spoiler:because she accidentally killed her own father.]] Even when she returns as an adult to purge the town of aforementioned demons, it's clear most people still hate her. This is even used against her when in the season one finale, [[spoiler:Bobo turns the town into an AngryMob against her to slow her down.]]

* The title character in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV99NZmurVA Madness of Duke Venomania]] is this before he gains his power. In fact, this is the reason why he makes the DealWithTheDevil that grants him his power to begin with.
* Naturally, Rudolph himself, who experiences this until he [[SavingChristmas saves Christmas]], whereupon he's hailed as a hero.
** A Golden book was written as a follow-up to the original story; in it, the other reindeer have gone right back to teasing him again.
** There is a version of this song performed by Jack Johnson where Rudolph [[WhatTheHellHero calls them out and makes them feel like crap.]]
--> ''Well Rudolph he didn't go for that''
--> ''he said "I see through your silly games''
--> ''How could you look me in the face''
--> ''when only yesterday you called me names?"''
--> ''Well all of the other reindeers, man,''
--> ''[[HeelRealization well they sure did feel ashamed,]]''
--> ''"Rudolph you know we're sorry,''
--> ''[[TheAtoner we're truly gonna try to change!"]]''
* Paul Tripp and George Kleinsinger's 1945 song "Tubby the Tuba" - Tubby wants to play a melody, but is laughed at by his orchestra because "people don't write pretty melodies for tubas." After a bad rehearsal, Tubby encounters a large frog who offers a low, catchy tune for him to try. When Tubby starts playing it in front of a famous conductor, the orchestra is worried he'll disgrace them - but the conductor wants to hear the rest, and once complete, the rest of the orchestra is awestruck and eager to contribute to Tubby's song.
* Music/HelloProject member Mitsui Aika.
* Music/InsaneClownPosse advertises themselves as "The Most Hated Band in the World"
* Music/{{Primus}} used to use "Primus Sucks!" as a catchphrase.
* Music/{{Eminem}} was a victim of this for [[PersecutionFlip being a white kid in an all-black neighborhood]], to the point he was beaten into a coma and had to re-learn all his basic functions when he woke up.
* The title character in Music/BobRivers and Twisted Radio's "Rudolph" parody "Teddy the Red-Nosed Senator." "All of the other senators / Wondered how he got his dames / They thought he drank too many / To play in any bedroom games. ... Teddy the red-nosed senator / He's a drunken S.O.B."
* This trope is the fuel for Music/{{Radiohead}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFkzRNyygfk Creep]]."
* This seems to be the situation of the person addressed in Music/TVOnTheRadio's song "Hours" from ''Music/ReturnToCookieMountain'':
-->''You walked around, thought yourself beautiful''\\
''Just too bad they stared, Just too bad they stared''\\
''Broke up your crown, called you "unusuable"''\\
''See how well you fared.''

* Hephaestus, the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek god]] of the forge, fire and blacksmithing, was shunned by the other gods because unlike them he was... * drumroll* ... ugly. Despite him being the creator of practically every AppliedPhlebotinum / IconicItem / MacGuffin / AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome / similar object in the mythos; from Zeus's lightning bolts to Athena's shield and spear to the gods' thrones to the first human woman, Pandora; merely because of his appearance he was never treated with anything other than pity if not outright mocked. But this did not stop him from continuing to make these wonderful things for them. For a long time [[AlphaBitch his wife, Aphrodite]], cheated on him yet he uttered nary a complaint, and when she did it with Ares he finally sought an ounce of vengeance by trapping them in a net and bringing them before the other gods in hopes that they would be shamed; but instead the other gods mocked ''him again'' about his wife being unfaithful to him. And then he just went right back to making things for them. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]]. He did try to rape Athena, though. He failed, but still...And that only happened because Poseidon played a cruel prank by telling Hephaestus that Athena wanted him to make passionate love to her.
* [[Myth/NorseMythology Loki]], is disliked by a large majority of the Aesir (and three of the Vanir) for being a trickster god instead of a war god and preferring mischief over fighting. They put up with him because Odin, the Aesir king, considers Loki his brother. Even that doesn't last though, either because Loki crashed a party, killed the waiter everyone liked and made fun of all the gods failing, exaggerating them with malicious lies, ''or'' because Loki killed Baldr, who everyone liked more than him. Or maybe both, since Loki ''[[TooDumbToLive took responsibility]]'' for Baldr's death in order to get a rise out of the gods while he was [[TheGadfly taunting them]] at the party he crashed. (if that makes him sound like a villain, it should also be noted that when allowed, Loki always made up for all his mischief and often made things better for the gods than they were before, these same gods who imprisoned three of his children for turning out to be ugly monsters, making them examples as well)

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{Raven}} claimed that in direct contrast to how popular Wrestling/TommyDreamer was as a wrestler, Tommy Dreamer was a misfit turned outcast as a child. Raven's plan was to recreate that "nightmare" for grownup Dreamer.
* The Wrestling/ChickBusters on WWE Smackdown were disliked by the rest of the divas for being nerdy rookies, and while they started out with the support of Wrestling/{{Natalya| Neidhart}}, she eventually turned on them too, out of disgust for their losing ways. Wrestling/{{Kaitlyn}} would get a little better but Wrestling/{{AJ|Lee}} would descend into an insanity that saw all the male wrestlers wanting nothing to do with her either, except Wrestling/BigELangston.
* Kimberly had this problem in the first 13 volumes of Shine. While all the other wrestlers she approached had alibis for not being able to associate with her, that was lucky coincidence and the one who had no out later declared her a psychopath. However, [[LesserOfTwoEvils the crowd started cheering for her]] after ''[[OneSteveLimit Kimber Lee]]'''s return from a six volume absence, which lead to a spot in Wrestling/{{Daffney| Unger}}'s [[PowerStable All Star Squad]].

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Werewolf The Apocalypse}}'', most metis experience this from homid and lupus Garou. Metis may simply be disliked, expected to work harder for status, or in the case of the most warlike tribes, abused and neglected by their fellow Garou.
* Pops up all the time in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
** Tech-Marines are never made to feel welcome by either side they're loyal to. The Adeptus Mechanicus see them as mere cogs to the Machine God, and don't truly welcome them as members of the Machine Cult. While their Space Marine brethren see them as untrustworthy cyborgs. Hence they tend to work in isolation.

* Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac: De Guiche is the colonel of a Cadet Company made of [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Gascons]] that are constantly [[strike: putting him down]] sick to death of him because De Guiche has some traits: he is [[AmbitionIsEvil willing to compromise to get power]], [[DefectorFromDecadence he wants to make something of his life]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he openly]] [[TheDandy displays his wealth]] to [[ImpoverishedPatrician them]]. After even more humiliations from [[AFatherToHisMen Captain Carbon]] and [[MoreHeroThanThou Cyrano]], De Guiche, being a villain, prepares a LastStand for [[DisproportionateRetribution his own company]]. De Guiche calls the cadets on this trope at Act IV scene IV. [[JerkAss None of them care]].
-->'''DE GUICHE''' ''(looking at the cadets):'' \\
Here are the rebels! Ay, Sirs, on all sides \\
[[MaliciousSlander I hear that in your ranks you scoff at me;]] \\
[[ImpoverishedPatrician That the Cadets, these loutish, mountain-bred, \\
Poor country squires, and barons of Perigord]], \\
Scarce find for me—their Colonel—a disdain \\
[[AmbitionIsEvil Sufficient! call me plotter, wily courtier!]] \\
It does not please their mightiness to see \\
[[TheDandy A point-lace collar on my steel cuirass,— ]] \\
[[NoTrueScotsman And they enrage, because a man, in sooth, \\
May be no ragged-robin, yet a Gascon!]] \\
''(Silence. All smoke and play)''
* In most of the first act, Elphaba in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' gets this treatment from everyone, including her future best friend Galinda and her future {{Love Interest|s}} Fiyero, just because she happens to have green skin. Her father hates her, her sister's ashamed of her, and until Galinda's conscious catches up with her, poor Elphie's only friend is her teacher (and look how that turns out). She's still shunned even after she makes friends with Galinda and Fiyero, but manages to bring it to a glorious [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "screw you all"]] at the end of the first act... right before the ''government'' turns on her and condemns her. Poor thing can't catch a break, even when she tries to save her crazy sister's lover, the Animal population in general, and Fiyero.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad'' has Darc who's not merely bullied but ''reduced to slavery'? by the Deimos race (intelligent humanoid monsters) thanks to his obvious [[HalfHumanHybrid human lineage]]. He reacts by deciding that any Deimos who will not submit to him and acknowledge him as king is better dead. And proceed to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge kill all those who fits the descriptions]].
* ''VideoGame/AvalonCode'' has a moment that neighbors ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' proportions. The BigBad dupes one of your friends into jacking the Book of Prophecy and uses it to begin his own plot for omnicide - thankfully, it stops midway through, as he doesn't have the power in his current body to wholly destroy the world. Your love interest (Fana will be your substitute if you don't have one) gets pulled INTO THE BOOK and their page entry is ruined thoroughly during the fiasco, however, and you are buried as well. Once you're unearthed, what does the "Holy" King do? Why, he ''accuses you of destroying the town, brings together a bunch of civilians who equally use you as a scapegoat, and throws both you and the only guy who has even half an idea what just happened in jail to rot for all eternity!'' Thankfully, you manage to get out of there with help from a fellow con who uses the basement of the castle to store his ill-gotten goods, and from there the two of you begin your plot to get the book back and set things right.
* The [=NPCs=] of ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'' love to torment Ryu (and the player) with pointless {{Fetch Quest}}s and [[UnexpectedGameplayChange genre-change mini-games]]. In the end, the player decides whether to "[[TheStoic put up with it silently]]" or KillEmAll.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', Petey is more than a bit feminine, and though Gary is constantly a prick to him Petey keeps going back. Probably because that was the only 'friend' he had (until Jimmy).
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'': The Belmont clan at one point suffers this, as their immense [[FunctionalMagic magical power]] caused them to be feared by the locals. Trevor Belmont, however, manages to set things straight by saving these people from Dracula's wrath (and kicked his butt), only then they start accepting the family.
* Yoshiki from ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'' was revealed to have been a sort of lone wolf before his second year in high school.
* A key factor in Ayane's backstory in ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive''. Due to her "[[ChildByRape cursed birth]]," she was shunned and looked down upon by most people in the Mugen Tenshin village, with Kasumi and Hayate essentially being the only friends she really had.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** This is the case for the [[NonIndicativeName Ideal Masters]], who rule over a dimension of Oblivion known as the Soul Cairn. Despite this, they are not [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]] like the other rulers of Oblivion and are not counted among their ranks. In fact, no one, not even the [[DivineParentage Demiprince son]] one of the Daedric Princes, is quite sure ''what'' they are anymore, though it is known that they [[WasOnceAMan were once mortal sorcerers]].
** Malacath, the Daedric Prince of Pariahs, the Spurned, and the Ostracized, is not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes. (Given his sphere, this is rather appropriate.)
** Jyggalag, the Daedric Prince of [[ControlFreak Order]], is feared and despised by the other Daedric Princes both for his immense power and for his [[OrderVersusChaos basis in "order"]], compared to the basis in "chaos" most of the other Princes have. Even Malacath, not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes, is more highly regarded than Jyggalag. As [[MadGod Sheogorath]] puts it:
--> ''"Malacath is more popular at parties! And Malacath is '''not''' popular at parties!"''
** Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. Meridia was originally one of the Magna-Ge, the "star orphans" who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere who fled Mundus]] (the mortal realm) part way through its creation, following their "father", [[ThePowerOfTheSun Magnus]]. However, Merida was [[FallenAngel banished]] from [[SpiritWorld Aetherius]] for "consorting with illicit spectra", implied to be the Daedra. Considered a "trespasser" in Oblivion by the Daedra, she, through [[HeroicWillpower sheer force of will]], "bent and shaped" the rays of Magnus to create her own [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]] in Oblivion, known as the Colored Rooms, while she became a Daedric Prince.
* The protagonist from ''VideoGame/{{Endeavor}}'' is ridiculed for his small size (even among dwarfs) by the other dwarves in his neighborhood.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'': [[spoiler:the player character spends the majority of the game going through hell to find a water chip to save the Vault s/he hails from, only to be kicked out in the end for having become too different in the process]]. At least, that's the reason that s/he is given. In fact, [[spoiler:the Overseer fears that he will break the Vault Experiment by encouraging people to leave before the experiment's set date. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero People left in protest of that decision anyway, caught up with the Vault Dweller, and helped found the tribal village of Arroyo]]]].
** Also played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' where everyone hates you upon your return to Vault 101, [[spoiler:assuming you go back upon hearing the distress call that is.]] They hate you because all hell broke loose when your father left the vault [[spoiler:rad roaches killed a few residents, and his leaving stirred up a rebellion]] and blame you due to proxy.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud had a lonely and alienated childhood in Nibelheim. He was apparently shunned and ostracized by many of the children, especially Tifa's close friends, as well as being viewed as a troublemaker by the adults. This makes it easy for Tifa's father to blame Cloud for causing Tifa's near fatal accident when she was eight years old when it actually wasn't his fault -- running off into the Nibel Mountains was entirely Tifa's idea, not Cloud's. The years of social isolation led to deep emotional insecurities which drive Cloud to leave Nibelheim in an attempt to become a famous hero and thereby prove to everyone that he's not a loser. Unfortunately those same insecurities prevent Cloud from getting into SOLDIER and also contributes to his mental breakdown during Hojo's experiments.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' applies to trope to an entire ''nation''. The nation of Garlemald are composed of people who are physically and intellectually superior to the other races. However, the Garleans have a genetic makeup that prevents them from using magic. According to the [[WordOfGod supplementary material in the lore book]], all the other nations either ignored, bullied, or mocked the Garleans for their inferiority with magic. Once the Garleans discover ceruleum, they harvest it to make huge advancements in technology and weapons that are miles above what the rest of Eorzea uses. With the power of magitek, the Garleans form their empire and [[FromNobodyToNightmare aim for complete subjugation of Eorzea]].
* Ricken in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' was bullied as a child, even more so after his family lost most of their wealth and their noble status.
* Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' notes that she has been ostracized and bullied no matter [[ChildOfTwoWorlds which kingdom]] she lived in.
* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn'' has Aloy who is considered an outcast by the Nora tribe because she is a motherless child. It's considered a crime for anyone to even TALK to her lest they risk being outcast as well.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' has a very minor subplot based on this, which only takes place in cutscenes. Link is shown to have a strong friendship with Colin, a child in his village, who is routinely picked on by the other children for being shy and pacifistic. But when Colin saves one of the village girls from being trampled by a rampaging villain, he turns into an instant hero and everyone wants to be his friend.
* In ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'', most of the school life of one [[spoiler:Vayne Aurelius]] seems relatively normal, save for the numerous hijinks that his friends drag him into. Then comes [[spoiler:a teacher attempting to take his life (and his fighting said teacher in self-defense), and TheReveal that he was an artificial, and ''very powerful'', [[{{Familiar}} Mana]]]], and the entire school turned on him. Luckily, his [[TrueCompanions friends]] are still there for him.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has no less than five examples:
** Kaidan Alenko is one of humanity's very first [[GravityMaster biotics]], and while he prefers to avoid discussing the matter, there are occasional references to people giving him a wide berth both because of his powers and his [[FlawedPrototype dangerously outdated implants]].
** Ashley Williams is the granddaughter of the human commander at Shanxi -- the only battle where an Alliance force surrendered to an alien one. Since then, the military has had it in for her family, which is a bad thing when military service is InTheBlood. Despite her [[InformedAttribute competence]], Ashley is constantly stuck with minor and degrading posts.
** Grunt is considered an abomination by the krogan for being genetically-engineered. They are, however, willing to give him a chance to prove himself. [[BloodKnight In the end, krogan care more about how well you can fight than how you were born.]]
** [[MassEffectAndromedaPartyMembers Cora Harper]] frequently found herself as an outsider due to her biotics. She joined the Andromeda initiative in hope of finding a place to belong as more than just "a useful freak".
** The [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe asari]] are a species able to mate with anyone, and pride themselves on their population of [[HalfHumanHybrid half asari hybrids.]] When two asari mate and have a child, the "pureblood" is considered an outcast since they don't contribute anything new to the gene pool. It also doesn't help that purebloods have a (admittedly pretty small, but still greater than zero) chance of becoming Ardat-Yakshi, which are essentially mass-murdering HornyDevils in a sci-fi setting.
* This trope was at the origin of all the events in ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'': [[spoiler:there was once a regular Mii that was royally ignored by everybody else and felt horribly lonely as a result. They came to think their face was too dull for the other people and shed it as a result, becoming the vengeful Dark Curse, who would steal the faces of lots and lots of Mii from the island of Miitopia]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}'', this ends up being a driving force of the plot on all counts. It's mentioned early on that Misao didn't have many friends and the class bullies harassed her constantly. In the "Truth" ending it is revealed that [[spoiler:Mr. Sohta]] was also generally disliked by classmates.
* Mild example: In the ''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' games, even the non-JerkAss suspects tend to pick on Nancy's clothes, hair, or looks in general.
* In ''VideoGame/NieR'', Kainé was bullied and ostracized by the other children for being intersexed.
** In ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'', Devola and Popola (and all the remaining android models of their line) are treated with disdain by everyone else [[spoiler:due to the actions of the Devola and Popola from [[VideoGame/NieR the first game]] completely messing up Project Gestalt]].
* Oswald from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' is loathed by virtually every being on the planet because of his cursed nature as a shadow knight -- at best, he is tolerated by whoever is employing him because of his fearsome combat skills, much to the disgust of the ruler's other underlings. Oswald is well-aware of the fact that the universe itself despises him, but puts up with it because the only other alternative would be to give up and go die in some corner. [[spoiler:Which he ''does'' when he is spurned by the only person in the world he cared for. It happens twice, point of fact.]]
* The [[CreepyChild Witch Boy]] from ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' was treated this way by... ''everyone'' in Nordberg save for childhood friend Kelda, because he was generally creepy-looking and disruptive- the latter partly as revenge for shoddy treatment. This led him to be tossed out of the town when the [[TheEmpire Glorious Empire]] arrived to conquer the town and [[FantasticRacism purge the region of magical beings.]] Given that he's an EnfantTerrible in a series revolving around {{Villain Protagonist}}s, this quite naturally results in the entire village being either enslaved or eradicated when the adult Witch Boy returns to conquer the world.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Part of what draws the protagonists together is that they're all more or less outcasts.
** The Protagonist, Ryuji, and Ann all have negative reputations at their school and are viewed as {{Delinquents}} by both the staff and the student body.
** Yusuke is abused and exploited by his guardian, Madarame.
** Makoto is pressured by both her principal and older sister Sae to "be useful." Associating with the former gets her the TeachersPet treatment and further alienates her from her peers.
** Futaba suffers from a severe case of SurvivorsGuilt and social anxiety when she was blamed for driving her mother to suicide by her other relatives to the point of being a {{Hikikomori}}.
** Haru is forced into an engagement that she does not want and [[LonelyRichKid has nobody to support her through it]].
** Goro seems like a bright young GreatDetective but grew up in an abusive household and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends has been alone his entire life]].
* ''VideoGame/PhantomBrave'' takes this to rather [[PlayerPunch disturbing]] lengths.
* ''VideoGame/QuakeIV'' had Matthew Kane, the main character, who [[spoiler:ends up being Stroggified (in every way except for the fact that he still retains his mind, due to being rescued before having his mind control chip activated)]]. At first, most of his comrades (aside from his Squad members) reject him for this, but after learning that he's thw best and only hope for humanity, everyone wants to be his best friend.
* In ''VideoGame/RuneScape'', the Wizard's Tower is founded on the belief that anybody can learn to use magic, and it should not be unique to anybody. Consequently, most faculty and students resented Ariane since she was both genuinely talented at magic and a hereditary Seer, traits which contradicted the Tower's philosophy. [[spoiler: The one professor who ''did'' like her turned out to be a TreacherousAdvisor planning to use her to suicide-bomb the Tower, and points out that her social isolation made her [[UnwittingPawn vulnerable and trusting enough for his purposes]].]]
* The backstory of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Tails state that other kids mocked him for his twin tails, though that kinda disappeared after he joined up with Sonic. Similarly, Blaze was shunned for the [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]] that she initially had trouble controlling, which, along with her role as guardian of the resident {{Cosmic Keystone}}s, led to her becoming withdrawn, antisocial, and [[IWorkAlone insistent on working alone]].
* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'': While the rest of the dragons accept her, Cynder faces this from the Cheetahs, particularly Chief Prowlus and the Hermit, for her actions under Malefor, despite the fact she was BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time and is now trying to help Spyro save the world. While the Hermit doesn't change, Prowlus and the rest of the village come around after they help them out. Sparx also has the same habit, typically not letting Cynder live down what she's done, but ultimately asks her to keep watch over Spyro as they go through the Burned Lands to confront the BigBad and he can't go with them.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'':
** Halves, children born of the union between a Huma and a Gajuma are viewed as outsiders and consistently discriminated against by both races. This social rejection is a key point in both Hilda and Militsa's characters.
** Ninon, the young girl with the Force of Feather was ostracised from her village because she could not control her Force that made everything float. She is found living alone in the mountains during the game.
* 15-year-old Rudy from the first ''[[VideoGame/WildArms1 Wild ARMs]]'' suffers from this. His unusual strength and his ability to use [=ARMs=] (magic guns said to have been used by Demons) freaks people out, making him an outcast from society (the fact that no one knows where he came from does not help matters). Best shown at the beginning of the game when he's driven out of the village he just saved because the villagers (who , up till that point, had been nice to him) found out he carried, and wielded, an ARM.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/AkatsukiNoGoei'' Tsuki is hated by the other servants and Tominori. It's never stated why, but it's hinted that [[spoiler:the other maids know she's from the prohibited district and consider her filthy]]. As for Tominori, [[spoiler:it's probably just that she's pretty similar to Kaito. Even if he doesn't like her he still makes himself look like a complete scumbag for her sake, so he's not that bad]].
* From ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', [[spoiler:Haruka received this from her extended family. This was because her mother gave birth to twins from two different fathers after one of those fathers had assaulted her and her other husband. Therefore it was decided that the 'superior' twin would be considered the daughter of the good father and would receive all the benefits of the family. Haruka, unfortunately, was deemed to be inferior and so the child of the violent man, and therefore was constantly put down and mistreated. Later, Kanata invokes this at school by spreading around the details about her father. As a result the other kids at school start bullying her and spreading even worse rumours which clearly upset Haruka, but depressingly this is still much better than life at home used to be so she endures it without real complaint]].
* In ''{{VisualNovel/Nameless}} - The One Thing You Must Recall -'', [[{{Bifauxnen}} Shinbi's]] diary reveals she was like this before meeting Soi.
* While not exactly abused, Arcueid from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' was extremely isolated by the other True Ancestor vampires, even from themselves. They were glad she was around to kill Demon Lords, but she was so incredibly powerful that she unnerved them a bit so they never taught her anything and tended to reset her memory every now and then. Just when she finished wiping out the Demon Lords and they were getting ready to accept her and teach her, Roa comes along aaaaand... now there are no more True Ancestors except for her.

* ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'': Quentyn the Questor is treated as joke by most of his community. However, the trope is subverted when Quentyn calls a meeting to tell the town he doesn't care what they thought of him. Furthermore, when he agrees to go on what seems a permanent exile to undertake an apparently impossible quest in order to save the town, the whole community is stunned at this sacrifice. After it sinks in, the town's opinion changes overnight to mark Quentyn as a hero.
** It is also lampshaded and subverted in the "Old Secrets" storyline where Quentyn's chief tormentor, Rahan, drunkenly whines how Quentyn is able to get away with anything ''because'' of this trope while he has to work for any reputation while everyone is jealous of his father's money.
** Arguably Quentyn's respect starts much earlier and builds up gradually as he proves his abilities. He also seemed to get plenty of respect until a he decided he wanted to be a Questor, which was generally considered to be an outdated tradition with no appointed Questors for decades.
* ''Webcomic/{{Minus}}'' [[CursedWithAwesome The problem with powers]] is that [[http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus7.html they make]] [[http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus9.html playing with you rather unpleasant]]. So they don't.
** One girl, however, [[http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus12.html does make friends with her]]. That's one brave kid.
* Jeremy from ''Webcomic/PlatinumGrit''. His entire family treated him as a disappointment and an idiot from early childhood, an attitude shared by his college professor and by the staff of the family asylum. But because he's never known different and he's so impossibly nice, he thinks it's all perfectly normal.
* The closest thing we've ever seen of an explanation for Belkar's behavior comes from [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0125.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'', in which he tells of his desire to grow up and brutally murder all of the other reindeer "in their dreamless sleep."
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': Dr. Light made X deliberately different from the others -- including a distaste of ice cream among ice-cream fanatics -- producing this trope.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Endstone}}'', [[http://endstone.net/comic/issue-1-page-19-2/ Cole hears murmurs about her being a]] HalfHumanHybrid.
* Ferris and Demos of ''Webcomic/{{Fishbones}}'' both endure this, for being JewishAndNerdy and for having [[TheMafia an intimidating family]], respectively.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-10 Lil' E's backstory has this a lot.]]
* It is implied in ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'' that people who have [[ElementalPowers powers]] are not very well-liked by the regular, powerless people. [[spoiler:Turns out there's history behind this: one of the best Pacificators they ever had went mad and killed ''thousands'' of people before she was finally stopped.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'', Pluto is ignored and excluded from the rest of the solar system. [[YankTheDogsChain Right as he had gotten over his shyness and was about to introduce himself.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rarity]] cops this from the rest of her friends in ''Webcomic/FriendshipIsDragons'' due to being a [[ClassyCatBurglar Rogue]]. This was so severe that during a rescue attempt, Twilight couldn't copy Rarity's simple jewel-finding spell because her player realized it wouldn't be in-character for Twilight to spend any more time around the thief than was strictly ''necessary''.
* Irya from ''Webcomic/BitsFair'' is ostracised by the other warrior-boys from his village, while his cousins are always either mean to him or outright bully him.
* ''Webcomic/WilfredaTheWannaBeWitch'': The title character gets this at the start because her insistence on being a witch has weird-ed out the other kids.
* Steven in ''Webcomic/TheSanityCircus'' reveals that his damaged Instruman form means that he has less power and abilities than other Instrumen, and so he was ostracised and teased by them leading to him wanting to be useful to someone. He could be playing his grief up, though.
* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' Zeno was forced to wear 'the loincloth of shame' and ostracized by the other Scotodino as a child.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the half-elf Shyralis was bullied by other elves because of her mixed blood and scary looks. She took the abuse for as long as she could, but eventually she snapped and lashed out with her magic, killing a group of young elves who had been tormenting her. She ran away and eventually ended up on a dark path of full-blown villainy.
* [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/entire-fourthgrade-class-hates-jeremy-halcote,1594/ Entire Fourth Grade Class Hates Jeremy Halcote]], so states Website/TheOnion.
* Vinnie of ''Roleplay/{{AJCO}}'' fell victim to this when they were younger, due to being the only human in a class of PlantAliens and spider people. The bullying got so bad that at some point they had plastic surgery to make their ears pointed so they were less obviously human.
** Egg also felt the effects of this trope in her youth once her village found out she was [[ISeeDeadPeople Sighted]]. Slightly justified in that those with the Sight are much, much more likely to be possessed by evil spirits, and very ''un''justified in that there were ''no'' evil ghosts around. She kept the fact hidden when she left for the city, and it remained hidden [[spoiler: until Curls summoned a ghost by accident and it tried to go on a murder spree from within Egg's body.]]
* Damien Carter-Madison is a villainous example from ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''. He even made a hitlist of all the people he wanted to take out.
* Happens repeatedly to teenagers in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse who become mutants. Aquerna couldn't even go home for Christmas vacation because her family didn't want her around. She looked perfectly normal and has low-end powers. But it works the other way too: Phase seems to be ostracized by a lot of the students at [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] because he is a Goodkind, and his family are the most famous, most influential mutant-haters on the planet.
* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/moon-moon Moon Moon]] meme portrays a mentally challenged wolf as this to the rest of his pack.
* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'': It's heavily implied that Jane was ignored, bullied or abused by nearly everybody all her life. She is a nice, slightly weird girl, yet she doesn't have any friends. Her step-family was horrible. She mentioned in episode 8 that she and Helen, her only close friend, were considered misfits at the Private School. She encountered some good teachers at university, but she didn't bond with any of them. When she comes to tutor Adele, it gets better as she's respected and Adele likes her, but it's not all great because the house is isolated, Grace is distant, Susanna-Maria is not too fond of her after their awkward encounter, other servants probably don't have time to talk to Adele's teacher, and Mr Rochester appears intimidating... Poor Jane.
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger events]] nearly always have an element of isolation to them. [[spoiler:Unless the superpowers came from Cauldron.]] Of particular note is the protagonist's trigger event, which came about from being trapped in a locked full of used tampons and pads after being bullied incessantly by her former best friend. Said former best friend would enlist the rest of the school to help bully the protagonist, and as a result she had no friends for over a year prior to the events of the story.
* In ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'', the town gives the Tramp this sort of treatment. Not that the Tramp seems to mind, finding joy in messing with them, especially the Minister. That is, until [[spoiler:he becomes TheScapegoat, and the Minister orders an AngryMob to stone him to death]].

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* Then there's [[WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer the 1964 stop-motion animated TV special]] that's the {{Trope Namer|s}}. With the exception of Yukon Cornelius, every single adult figure (including ''Santa Claus!'') comes off as a complete JerkAss in the way they treat Rudolph. Only averted by the fact that Rudolph ultimately is accepted by his peers... after saving their asses from the snowstorm and (indirectly) from the Abominable Snow Monster of the North Pole. The trope is downplayed in the [=GoodTimes=] Entertainment version of the story - while Rudolph still gets picked on by the other fawns, Santa and his parents are a lot nicer and more accepting of him.
* An WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters episode has Ickis meeting a monster that was ostracized by his fellow monsters because his face looks just like a human's.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': Plastic Man appears to be disliked by most heroes apart from Batman. He even mentions he was kicked out of the Justice League because they didn't want him around.
* Jay Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''. He gets it from his boss, his make-up lady and the many people who disagree with his views on films. He does take steps to gain more respect, and manages to do so when he goes to [[WorkingClassHero truck driving school]] and impresses his fellow truckers both with his endurance behind the wheel and his knowledge of film. However, in his primary career, ''[[DudeWheresMyRespect not even winning a Pulitzer Prize]]'' gets Jay any cred from his peers.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. His ghost alter-ego is [[UntrustingCommunity hunted and hated]], while his human half is bullied and victimized by the more popular students of his school. The former improves over time throughout the run of the series. The latter... well, at least he has his TrueCompanions.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': The three title characters are known for being disliked and harassed by just about every character on the show, except the Kankers (that instead are prone to sexually harass the Eds) This is mostly because of their leader Eddy who always tries to scam people out of their money. If you look at it from the kids' view, it's really Eddy who they hate since they are seen getting along with Ed and Edd when Eddy is not around... Most of the time when all three of the Eds receive punishment, it is usually Eddy's fault. Eddy is the only one who actually ''deserves'' this. [[spoiler: Reversed in the movie when Eddy reveals his FreudianExcuse involving him and his brother, at which point all three Eds finally gain acceptance by the other kids.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Meg is the Family Whipping Post (oftentimes from Peter).
** Peter became the victim of this in the episode where he discovers he's part-black, where he's put down by whites for insulting them on the news and by the blacks for selfishly squandering a large sum of money rather than donating it to a black charity. When Peter says he feels mistreated like a leper, [[InsultToRocks the leper next to him won't let him have a seat.]]
* Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. While he's well-known for being one of the best imaginary friends in the show in terms of good deeds, and occasionally gets some form of recognition for his actions, far more often, his natural kindness gets either taken advantage of or stomped all over. Examples include:
** The destruction of a chandelier he had been working for six hours on,
** Not acquiring his own room despite having the best reason to obtain it (living the longest in the house without his own room and the room being custom-made for him),
** And an episode dedicated to everyone he comes in contact with immediately using his inability to say no to force him to do chores and such for them while a game he'd been dying to see was on. The episode results in being imprisoned ''twice'', finally reaching home the moment the game ends, and once he finally learns to say no and stand up for his own needs once in a while, the episode ends when he accidentally says yes to another chore and the door being slammed in his face before he can correct himself.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinsCat'', none of the Doctor's other creations like Nine, and Lottie is constantly tormented by the other children of of Oddsburg.
* The Future is Wild animated series. In the episode "Be true to your crew", the main character, C.G., tells her father that in truth, she has never really fit in with others her age and wouldn't want her crewmates and friends from the 21st century to feel the alienation that comes from feeling different the way she did. This indicates that she is an outcast among her peers. Because of this, she has a hard relating to others her age, has no understanding of social customs, and is socially awkward when she meets Ethan, Emily and Luis. She gets better though thanks to her crewmates making a much better a person than she ever was.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' uses this both ways: the heroes are constantly abused by the very people they're trying to protect, who generally scream and run away from, or else attack, their rescuers. Meanwhile, resident BigBad Demona has long ago cracked under the strain and decided on [[KillEmAll "kill them all"]]. While it certainly falls under this trope, people in the show do show a variety of responses to the Gargoyles, and the reactions generally are not too unrealistic, especially given they've been blamed for a variety of bad circumstances, some of it deservedly.
* In ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' the main character, Rex, is constantly called a freak for being an E.V.O. and even sometimes is threatened.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
** Dib is ''king'' of this trope. He is tormented on a regular basis by his peers due to his belief in the paranormal--which, in this CrapsackWorld, often means "not being [[TooDumbToLive as dumb as a sack of bricks.]]" All the while he is constantly battling the alien Zim, who his classmates regard as a normal (if ''green'') human kid.
** As a subversion of the standard hero reaction to the trope, Dib doesn't ''always'' take the abuse in stride; he argues with people a lot, and in one episode seriously contemplates falling into Zim's latest trap just so he can take his classmates down with him. In another episode ("Mopiness of Doom") he does the opposite, deciding that the paranormal isn't worth all the pain he suffers and temporarily quits. However, in the end he always does what's good for humanity, even if he just gets mocked for it later, due to either duty, pride or a mixture of the two.
*** Except in fanfiction; in a trope specific to the fandom, many writers actually have Dib turn evil and team up with Zim to destroy humanity out of spite, since Zim, at least, seems to hold ''some'' kind of healthy respect for Dib. Although even many of ''these'' have Dib regret his actions after the fact.
** Zim himself, who is the laughing stock of the Irken Empire. He actually ''[[GeneralFailure deserves]]'' that reputation, though ... not that it matters, since he's [[SmallNameBigEgo oblivious to it and convinced he's the best thing ever]].
* Olaf from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' was apparently [[spoiler: kicked out of the place he lived and left drifting on an iceberg]] by other emperor penguins for [[CargoShip "marrying" an ice cube]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** As revealed in the episode "Attack of the Killer Bebes," Doctor Drakken's descent into megalomaniacal mad science can be traced to being made fun of in college, by Kim's father and their mutual friends. "Made fun of," meaning "one singular incident of mockery"; Drakken (then the not-blue Drew Lippski) promised Dr. Possible and his roommates that he'd provide blind dates for a sockhop. When the day of the dance comes, Drew shows up with four ''utterly ridiculous'' fembots he built himself, that look like they started life as industrial vacuum cleaners. The three non-roboticists instantly bust up laughing at the ludicrous sight, and start poking fun at Drew about exactly how ludicrous it is. The way Dr. Possible recounts the story, he clearly still thinks he was a lot less mean about the whole thing than Drakken did, especially since (aside from the robots) he seems to remember Drakken pretty fondly.
** Ron is treated with a lot of disrespect by his high school peers, the only ''exception'' being Kim. Though despite that, his peers approve of his relationship with Kim (they actually ''cheer'' when they finally get together.) He loses their disrespect all together when he becomes the star running back.
* Tim from ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndTimesOfTim'' is regularly put down around the office by the other employees. They also tend to call him "Tim the idiot." His boss always singles him out to do random and unpleasant favors for him. Not those kind of favors.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Fluttershy has been mistreated since childhood and into adulthood. It started off from the fact that she was a weak flyer suffering from confidence issues, and the fact that she is the only pegasus pony who has more of a connection to the earth than to the sky probably does not help. Also, a number of ponies think she is an ExtremeDoormat and will not hesitate to act like {{Jerkass}}es towards her. Fortunately, she has taken steps to being treated with more respect.
** Thorax preferred to play with dolls rather than practice fighting like all the other changelings in his hive and was bullied for it. When he grew up, he refused to attack ponies and instead wanted to share in the friendships he saw amongst them, which led him to abandon his hive and thus be branded a traitor to his own species. As is fitting for the theme of the show, it all works out for him in the end.
** It also happens to Thorax's brother Pharynx after the changeling hive as a whole goes [[NewAgeRetroHippie full non-violent Granola]] and he refuses to change, seeing the new hive as weak and helpless and taking [[JerkAss extreme measures]] to make himself heard. It ends in a compromise: Pharynx lightens up (emotionally ''and'' physically) and the rest of the hive realizes that yes they totally are helpless and need to toughen back up to deal with rogue monsters that attack their home.
* The titular hero of Creator/{{Sprout}}'s ''Olive the Ostrich'', who buries her head in the sand to have imaginative adventures. When she pokes her head out of the sand, her father pokes fun at her for daydreaming again, her mother tells her that her head's "been in the sand too long" and her brother laughs at her. It's probably no coincidence that her name is "Olive."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "Visit to Mom's Office", when Jet is telling Dr. Rafferty (Sean's mother), that he is an alien, she says that she ''felt'' like an alien when she was a kid.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', the locals treat the gang as, at best, a nuisance and, at worst, a group of destructive vigilantes owing to their inconvenient habit of saving a town filled with stupid, submissive and greedy jackasses from themselves.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** With the exception of Maggie Simpson, the immediate Simpson family are occasionally put down by their hometown, Springfield. The people of Springfield are generally known to fair-weathered and fickle, earning the reputation of "Meanest Town in America". There is even a "Code of the Schoolyard" in Springfield Elementary School, where children amongst themselves are expected to always make fun of those different from them. This trope is usually put into effect due to Homer's blunders, Bart's mischief, or a series of events which bring out the town's general nastiness.
*** When Homer Simpson plays the role of Paul Bunyan in the episode, "Simpsons Tall Tales":
---->'''Homer''': Oh, I get it. When I'm crushing and killing you, you don't like me. But when I can save your life, suddenly I'm Mr. Popular.\\
'''Lenny''': Yeah, that's pretty much it.\\
'''Homer''': Woo hoo! I'm Mr. Popular!
*** There is even an episode plot in Season 23, where the people of Springfield decide to exile the Simpson family.
** Save for Bart ([[VitriolicBestBuds sometimes]]), Milhouse is disliked or ignored by virtually everyone
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Though purely comedic, Butters has his alter ego Professor Chaos.
** At the start of the series, Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny were relatively well-liked by their classmates, and were perfectly willing to bully their less popular peers. However, as the show went on, a combination of CharacterDevelopment and CharacterizationMarchesOn (that generally made them more sympathetic to fans) led their social status to become much more fragile. According to Craig, all of the other kids think they're assholes. Even if he was exaggerating, it still isn't all that unusual for their popularity to dip beneath ''Butters'.'' Though their popularity is constantly in flux, being despised by their peers in some episodes, and having sleepovers with them in others. Generally speaking, Stan, Kyle and Kenny are usually in good standing with the other kids, although they have a rivalry now with Craig, Clyde and Token who have their own little group. The lightning rod of the disdain is, of course, [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Eric Cartman, who is the most hated kid in school by far.]] As much as the other kids pick on Butters, their hatred of [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Cartman]] is exponentially greater.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the {{Proud Warrior Race|Guy}} {{Catfolk}} of the magical kingdom of Thundera regard their crown prince Lion-O as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} for his obsession with mythical "[[LostTechnology technology]]", a CategoryTraitor for his [[ZombieAdvocate defense]] of enemy LizardFolk scavengers, a CulturalRebel and a thoroughly InadequateInheritor and TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone when compared to his brother Tygra.
* The protagonist clock in the Disney short ''Tick Tock Tale'' gets made fun of by the other clocks because he has a goofy design.
* ''Literature/TheTrumpetOfTheSwan'' has Louis the trumpeter swan, who is mute. The original novel doesn't show much of Louis' interactions with the other swans, but this trope is definitely played up in the animated film adaptation.
* Both the [[WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1947 1947 short version]] and the [[WesternAnimation/TubbyTheTuba1975 1975 feature version]] of ''Tubby the Tuba'' feature a cute tuba who dreams of playing melodies instead of rhythm, only to be laughed at and jeered by the rest of the orchestra.