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* ''WebVideo/HeroHouse'' gives us He-man, who goes through hell and back in Season Four.


** Hammered home in the Commercials Special. When he's on the verge of [[DespairEventHorizon giving up completely]], he takes out a picture of him as an eight year old and angsts about how he had such promise. But then, [[HesBack he]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome unbreaks]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments himself]]. At least for the moment, he's "[[IronWoobie pathetic but proud]]".

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** Hammered home in the Commercials Special. When he's on the verge of [[DespairEventHorizon giving up completely]], he takes out a picture of him as an eight year old and angsts about how he had such promise. But then, [[HesBack he]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome unbreaks]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments himself]].unbreaks himself. At least for the moment, he's "[[IronWoobie pathetic but proud]]".


* ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'': It seems to be a major theme of the story.



* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11086033/1/Creepypasta-Origin-Stories Laughing Jack]] from Creepypasta Origin stories can also be considered this, all he wanted to do in the beginning was help a sad little boy smile, but due to a series of events, the boy was sent to a boarding school for a number of years, leaving Jack locked in his box for years, until he was corrupted/driven insane (Depending on your interpretation) from being left in there for so long.



* Toki's past, if they are to be believed, started as this, particularly when she tried to run away from them and, as Brownie put it, [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=rose#/d4n5qoy she was once sweet]] and only wanted to be loved. Let's see. Here they are:

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* Toki's [[{{Creator/Amoridere Toki}}'s past, if they are to be believed, started as this, particularly when she tried to run away from them and, as Brownie put it, [[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=rose#/d4n5qoy she was once sweet]] and only wanted to be loved. Let's see. Here they are:



** She returned to the place where she was once abused so she could get ahold of the inheritance money, but went insane during the events of "[[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=Insanity#/d4z8cib Insanity and Resentment]]" and has had issues ever since.

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** She returned to the place where she was once abused so she could get ahold a hold of the inheritance money, but went insane during the events of "[[http://akaichounokoe.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=Insanity#/d4z8cib Insanity and Resentment]]" and has had issues ever since.



* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11086033/1/Creepypasta-Origin-Stories]] Laughing jack from Creepypasta Origin stories can also be considered this, all he wanted to do in the beginning was help a sad little boy smile, but due to a series of events, the boy was sent to a boarding school for a number of years, leaving Jack locked in his box for years, until he was corrupted/driven insane (Depending on your interpretation) from being left in there for so long.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R7HCAXFBQY This animation.]]
* ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'': It seems to be a major theme of the story.

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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11086033/1/Creepypasta-Origin-Stories]] Laughing jack from Creepypasta Origin stories can also be considered this, all he wanted to do in the beginning was help a sad little boy smile, but due to a series of events, the boy was sent to a boarding school for a number of years, leaving Jack locked in his box for years, until he was corrupted/driven insane (Depending on your interpretation) from being left in there for so long.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R7HCAXFBQY This animation.]]
* ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'': It seems to be a major theme of the story.
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** Hammered home in the Commercials Special. When he's on the verge of [[DespairEventHorizon giving up completely]], he takes out a picture of him as an eight year old and angsts about how he had such promise. But then, [[HesBack he]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome unbreaks]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming himself]]. At least for the moment, he's "[[IronWoobie pathetic but proud]]".

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** Hammered home in the Commercials Special. When he's on the verge of [[DespairEventHorizon giving up completely]], he takes out a picture of him as an eight year old and angsts about how he had such promise. But then, [[HesBack he]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome unbreaks]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments himself]]. At least for the moment, he's "[[IronWoobie pathetic but proud]]".


* ''{{Literature/Touch}}'' seems to live and die off of heavily subverting this trope. In the story thus far, we have seen instances of rape, familial violence, and battlefield trauma, and that's just the characters young enough to automatically qualify as cute. And yet the story has yet to make a single [[TheWoobie woobie]] from any of them. While horrible things happen to a number of cute people throughout a large portion of the story, they remain definitively unbroken.
** James, a plucky twelve year old boy who likes football, anime, and making pancakes for his little sister, was violently raped shortly prior to the beginning of the story, and goes on to use this trauma as a fuel to grow and expand himself on the road to heroism.
** Casper, a kindhearted and relatable thirteen year old, who goes out of his way to make life better for those around him. Three months prior to the story, his father beat him badly enough to break his arm, and he is currently being [[spoiler: pursued by the leader of a powerful crime syndicate for any of a hundred really terrible reasons.]] He's still as kind and giving as ever.


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* ''{{Literature/Touch}}'' seems to live and die off of heavily subverting this trope. In the story thus far, we have seen instances of rape, familial violence, and battlefield trauma, and that's just the characters young enough to automatically qualify as cute. And yet the story has yet to make a single [[TheWoobie woobie]] from any of them. While horrible things happen to a number of cute people throughout a large portion of the story, they remain definitively unbroken.
** James, a plucky twelve year old boy who likes football, anime, and making pancakes for his little sister, was violently raped shortly prior to the beginning of the story, and goes on to use this trauma as a fuel to grow and expand himself on the road to heroism.
** Casper, a kindhearted and relatable thirteen year old, who goes out of his way to make life better for those around him. Three months prior to the story, his father beat him badly enough to break his arm, and he is currently being [[spoiler: pursued by the leader of a powerful crime syndicate for any of a hundred really terrible reasons.]] He's still as kind and giving as ever.


** Casper is a kindhearted and relatable thirteen year old, who goes out of his way to make life better for those around him. Three months prior to the story, his father beat him badly enough to break his arm, and he is currently being [[spoiler: pursued by the leader of a powerful crime syndicate for any of a hundred really terrible reasons.]] He's still as kind and giving as ever.

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** Casper is Casper, a kindhearted and relatable thirteen year old, who goes out of his way to make life better for those around him. Three months prior to the story, his father beat him badly enough to break his arm, and he is currently being [[spoiler: pursued by the leader of a powerful crime syndicate for any of a hundred really terrible reasons.]] He's still as kind and giving as ever.

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*''{{Literature/Touch}}'' seems to live and die off of heavily subverting this trope. In the story thus far, we have seen instances of rape, familial violence, and battlefield trauma, and that's just the characters young enough to automatically qualify as cute. And yet the story has yet to make a single [[TheWoobie woobie]] from any of them. While horrible things happen to a number of cute people throughout a large portion of the story, they remain definitively unbroken.
** James, a plucky twelve year old boy who likes football, anime, and making pancakes for his little sister, was violently raped shortly prior to the beginning of the story, and goes on to use this trauma as a fuel to grow and expand himself on the road to heroism.
** Casper is a kindhearted and relatable thirteen year old, who goes out of his way to make life better for those around him. Three months prior to the story, his father beat him badly enough to break his arm, and he is currently being [[spoiler: pursued by the leader of a powerful crime syndicate for any of a hundred really terrible reasons.]] He's still as kind and giving as ever.


* A lot of characters in ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity'' have become traumatized by the show’s sadistic nature, but the standout is Suitcase, [[TheIngenue a kindhearted, gentle soul]] and the only contestant who trusts [[ReformedButRejected Balloon]]. Eventually, '''''everything goes to hell'''''. [[spoiler:She just so happens to be in an alliance with Nickel, a cynical {{Jerkass}} who manipulates her into stealing a battery for the eighth challenge, and she’s unlucky enough to encounter Mecintosh while doing so, and his words cause her to become paranoid and doubtful of her alliance. It all culminates into HearingVoices and {{Hallucinations}}, and one of her panic attacks nearly causes her to drown during the eleventh challenge. During the same episode, Balloon, who she can trust and view as a genuine friend, is eliminated 5 to 1, so she’s naturally ''very'' upset.]]

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* A lot of characters in ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity'' have become traumatized been broken by the show’s sadistic nature, but the standout is Suitcase, [[TheIngenue a kindhearted, gentle soul]] and the only contestant who trusts [[ReformedButRejected Balloon]]. Eventually, '''''everything goes to hell'''''. [[spoiler:She just so happens to be in an alliance with Nickel, a cynical {{Jerkass}} who manipulates her into stealing a battery for the eighth challenge, challenge (and later goes KarmaHoudini by surviving that episode’s elimination), and she’s unlucky enough to encounter Mecintosh while doing so, and his words cause her to become paranoid and doubtful of her alliance. It all culminates into HearingVoices and {{Hallucinations}}, and one of her panic attacks nearly causes her to drown during the eleventh challenge. During the same episode, Balloon, who she can trust and view as a genuine friend, is eliminated 5 to 1, so she’s naturally ''very'' upset.and she didn’t even vote for him.]]

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** This also happens to Marshmallow. After forming a truce with Apple once they realize how trivial their conflict was, Apple becomes clingier by the episode, while Marshmallow, sweet as she is, just wants some space. [[spoiler:Apple (who was later revealed to have been possessed by Bow) eventually reveals that she was using their friendship to get farther into the game, and a furious Marshmallow ends their friendship once again, but she eventually begins to regret this, slowly developing an insecurity on “what’s real”. She then confesses to Bow that she hates competing on the show thanks to the toxicity it produces and negative impact it leaves on the contestant’s mental and emotional states, so she quits competing entirely and decides to live with Bow and Apple in Purgatory Mansion.]]

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* A lot of characters in ''WebAnimation/InanimateInsanity'' have become traumatized by the show’s sadistic nature, but the standout is Suitcase, [[TheIngenue a kindhearted, gentle soul]] and the only contestant who trusts [[ReformedButRejected Balloon]]. Eventually, '''''everything goes to hell'''''. [[spoiler:She just so happens to be in an alliance with Nickel, a cynical {{Jerkass}} who manipulates her into stealing a battery for the eighth challenge, and she’s unlucky enough to encounter Mecintosh while doing so, and his words cause her to become paranoid and doubtful of her alliance. It all culminates into HearingVoices and {{Hallucinations}}, and one of her panic attacks nearly causes her to drown during the eleventh challenge. During the same episode, Balloon, who she can trust and view as a genuine friend, is eliminated 5 to 1, so she’s naturally ''very'' upset.]]


* For a LetsPlay example: LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcTBp8gpNM&feature=channel_page playthrough]] of ''{{Eversion}}'' slowly [[DarthWiki/{{Eversion}} but surely]] traumatizes the normally happy-go-lucky [=LPer=].

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* For a LetsPlay example: LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qcTBp8gpNM&feature=channel_page playthrough]] of ''{{Eversion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'' slowly [[DarthWiki/{{Eversion}} but surely]] traumatizes the normally happy-go-lucky [=LPer=].


* WebAnimation/TheAutisticWorldOfTheAutist: This happens to poor old [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Roobert]] when [[BigBad Imaginee]] beats his pet puppy to death right in front of him. Thankfully, it turns out the puppy was alive (unfortunately, when Roobert was about to finish Imaginee off).


* In the ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' "Tale of Woe" plot, Sophie the Swamp Witch started out as a sweet and innocent child, but TookALevelInCynicism when her hometown was cursed and she was forced to flee into the woods. She was separated from her family for years afterward. Sophie is now a GrumpyBear SolitarySorceress.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' "Tale of Woe" plot, Sophie the Swamp Witch started out as a sweet and innocent child, but TookALevelInCynicism when her hometown was cursed and she was forced to flee into the woods. She was separated from her family for years afterward. Sophie is now a GrumpyBear SolitarySorceress.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R7HCAXFBQY This animation.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R7HCAXFBQY This animation.]]]]
* ''Literature/EntirelyPresentingYou'': It seems to be a major theme of the story.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Neopets}}'' "Tale of Woe" plot, Sophie the Swamp Witch started out as a sweet and innocent child, but TookALevelInCynicism when her hometown was cursed and she was forced to flee into the woods. She was separated from her family for years afterward. Sophie is now a GrumpyBear SolitarySorceress.

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