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The Woobie: Michael Lane, in spades, and he may even be an Iron Woobie. Jean-Paul Valley too, though to a lesser extent.
Still, both of these guys are definitely worthy of at least honorary woobie-hood. Lane's whole family was killed in horrible ways thanks to a Deus Angst Machina, and he did absolutely nothing to deserve it. And Jean-Paul; Any and all of his mental problems largely revolved around the need for a father figure, or any kind of family. If anything, Jean-Paul's shattered mental state is due to nothing short of neglect.