These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Stoic Woobie: Ray. His wife got addicted to a drug called arrakeen, and when he refused to support her habit, she turned to prostitution to pay for it, eventually dying of an overdose. He avoided smiling for a long time after that, but has slowly become more open thanks to Arte.
The Woobie: Flora. A sweet thirteen year old girl with a big heart and an adorable stutter, one already wants to hug her. This is not helped by the fact that she was also kidnapped at the age of six and broken in every imaginable way until being sold as a sex slave at the age of eight.