Here are tropes involving characters complaining about certain things (or people), whether it be wallowing in despair or throwing a fit of rage.
- Accentuate the Negative
- Bratty Teenage Daughter
- Can't Take Criticism (throwing a tantrum over being criticized).
- City Mouse
- Commander Contrarian (A complainer who's always out to contradict you, even if you're right)
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong
- Complaining about Complaining
- Complaining about People Not Liking the Show
- Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like
- Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch
- Complaining About Things You Haven't Paid For
- Country Mouse
- Entitled Bastard (a person complains about the hero but still expects the benefits).
- Grumpy Bear
- Grumpy Old Man
- Jewish Complaining
- Kids Hate Grownups Conversations
- Misery Poker (characters complain to each other about how their life sucks more than the other).
- Quit Your Whining (telling people to stop complaining).
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech
- The Resenter (complaining about another character who are superior over them).
- Spoiled Brat (a child complains about things not going their way).
- Ungrateful Bastard
- What the Hell, Hero? (someone complaining about the hero's poor attitude)
- What the Hell, Townspeople? (a major guy complaining about the townspeople's stupidity/gullibility)
- When I Was Your Age