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** In the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', three seasons of various kinds of trauma have made Korra herself into one. [[spoiler:After a three-year timeskip, she's gone into hiding as an earthbender, getting beat up in fight clubs for cash. None of her friends know where she is, and even her parents thought she was in Republic City. Thankfully with some help, Korra is eventually able to recover from her past traumas and retake her position as being the Avatar. By the end of the series, she is hopeful for the future again and begins a romantic relationship with her [[RelationshipUpgrade friend]] [[BiTheWay Asami.]]]]

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** In the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', three seasons of various kinds of trauma have made Korra herself into one. [[spoiler:After a three-year timeskip, she's gone into hiding as an earthbender, getting beat up in fight clubs for cash. None of her friends know where she is, and even her parents thought she was in Republic City. Thankfully with some help, Korra is eventually able to recover from her past traumas and retake her position as being the Avatar. By the end of the series, she is hopeful for the future again and begins a romantic relationship with her [[RelationshipUpgrade friend]] [[BiTheWay Asami.]]]]]]

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** Spinel in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'' was told to stay on Pink Diamond's garden, and she did. [[AndIMustScream For several millennia.]] Once she learns what happened while they were apart, she very understandably snaps.
** Steven himself has developed PTSD as a young adult due to all of his near-death experiences, and it is the main conflict of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseFuture''. It gets so bad that [[spoiler:he labels himself a monster and corrupts himself]] in the climax.


** Despite her faux FunPersonified Demeanor, Amethyst has had a really harsh life. She said she never asked to be made. What doesn't help is that not only was she made to be a "bad" gem, but after her creation was left alone in a dark abandoned canyon for millennia without any friends. On top of that, she watched her mother figure die before her very eyes, and she was the one person she thought actually liked her. And chose to ran away from home, she even pushed Steven away, who is the LAST person to reject her for who she is. Poor Girl.

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** Despite her faux FunPersonified Demeanor, demeanor, Amethyst has had a really harsh life. She said she never asked to be made. What doesn't help is that not only was she made to be a "bad" gem, but after her creation was left alone in a dark abandoned canyon for millennia without any friends. On top of that, she watched her mother figure die before her very eyes, and she was the one person she thought actually liked her. And chose to ran away from home, she even pushed Steven away, who is the LAST person to reject her for who she is. Poor Girl.


* Helena from ''WesternAnimation/NeoYokio''. After [[spoiler:she was saved from a demonic possession,]] she became cynical and emotionally withdrawn.

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* Helena from ''WesternAnimation/NeoYokio''. After [[spoiler:she was saved from a demonic possession,]] she became cynical and emotionally withdrawn.withdrawn.
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* Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. No sign of her mother ever appears, her biological father ranges from "neglectful" to "abusive", her [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]] has magical curse alzheimers and doesn't remember her (but still sticks around, just to twist the knife), her boyfriend sold her most cherished possession, and she's had a millennium of other miscellaneous such events. Is it any wonder she [[JerkassFacade plays up her vampirism to drive people away for their own good]]?

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* Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. No sign of her mother ever appears, her biological father ranges from "neglectful" to "abusive", her [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]] has magical curse alzheimers and doesn't remember her (but still sticks around, just to twist the knife), her boyfriend sold her most cherished possession, and she's had a millennium of other miscellaneous such events. Is it any wonder she [[JerkassFacade plays up her vampirism to drive people away for their own good]]?good?

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* Helga Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the badass variety. She mentions in one episode that she would probably go crazy if it weren't for Arnold. Given what see of her home life, it's not surprising.
* Arcee from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''. First she lost Tailgate to Airachnid and then Cliffjumper to Starscream. This makes Arcee the most aggressive out of all the Autobots, concerning Optimus that Arcee's anger and desire for revenge has clouded her judgment.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Raven, though she does gradually open up in the last two seasons.
** Terra, though she tries to hide it behind a FunPersonified façade. Stick around her long enough, though, and it becomes obvious the girl has ''serious'' issues with people.
* Karai from ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' becomes one of these during the show's fourth and fifth seasons, after the turtles and Utroms exile her father to an icy asteroid.
* Meg of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Although it's PlayedForLaughs and she's a pretty big ButtMonkey, some episodes depict her being both emotionally fragile and disturbed, [[IJustWantToBeLoved derived from a desperation for love and attention.]]
* [[http://www.anna-blue.de Anna Blue]], it doesn't get any more broken than this.
* Mrs. Krabappel from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is TheSnarkKnight variety. In her case, it's PlayedForLaughs.
** Eleanor Abernathy aka the CrazyCatLady. [[UsedToBeASweetKid At age 8]], she was already aspiring to become both a doctor ''and'' a lawyer, and accomplished it by age 24. However, [[{{Workaholic}} the stresses in being both left her burned out]] by age 32, and [[TheAlcoholic she started drinking]] and acquired her first cat. By age 40, she'd turned [[TheUnintelligible unintelligible]] and disheveled, with cats as her only companions.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender,''
** Mai. Her parents neglected her and forced her to be a "perfect child", causing her to be cynical and apathetic. [[BirdsOfAFeather Unsurprisingly]], she ends up with the resident TroubledButCute.
** Azula as well:
--->"My own mother thought I was a monster. *{{Beat}}* She was right, of course, but it still hurt."
** Zuko could definitely be considered a RareMaleExample. His father [[AbusiveParents burned half his face]] and banished him, sending him on a SnipeHunt to find the Avatar, all when he was only thirteen. And that's only the beginning. [[spoiler: Luckily, he gets better.]]
** In the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', three seasons of various kinds of trauma have made Korra herself into one. [[spoiler:After a three-year timeskip, she's gone into hiding as an earthbender, getting beat up in fight clubs for cash. None of her friends know where she is, and even her parents thought she was in Republic City. Thankfully with some help, Korra is eventually able to recover from her past traumas and retake her position as being the Avatar. By the end of the series, she is hopeful for the future again and begins a romantic relationship with her [[RelationshipUpgrade friend]] [[BiTheWay Asami.]]]]
** Averted with Asami Sato despite losing her mother to murder and her father being a terrorist, but [[spoiler:she hints that losing Korra would have most likely pushed her over the edge.]]
* Charmcaster in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''. Being used by Darkstar was a huge part in making it worse.
* Artemis from ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' comes from a broken home, with her mother having spent years in prison, her father being a supervillain, and her older sister, Jade, being the notorious assassin Cheshire. This has understandably made Artemis very cynical and abrasive.
* Both Rogue and [[Comicbook/ScarletWitch Wanda]] from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
** Rogue was purposefully raised as an [[{{Goth}} outsider]] by Mystique and Destiny to manipulate her into becoming Mystique's tool, [[BlessedWithSuck cannot touch anyone without draining them due to her mutant ability]], and to top it all off suffers from a bad case of [[LoveHurts unrequited love]] for Scott and consequentially is bitterly jealous of Scott's official {{Love Interest|s}} Jean.
** [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Wanda]] on the other hand was raised in an abusive asylum after her [[ComicBook/{{Magneto}} father]] [[ParentalAbandonment left her]] there as a child for undisclosed reasons. Her brother is utterly terrified of her as her entire life's goal seems to be to [[{{Patricide}} murder her father]]. Sadly, she only improves after her father [[MindRape has a telepath rewrite her memories to make her love him]]. The sad part is that while Rogue at least got to be be redeemed by the ComicBook/XMen and made some friends, Wanda never really had anyone help her without selfish motives.
* In "Sad About You" on ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot]]'', the human girl Joy was a broken bird who had sworn off friendship and happy feelings after her best friend moved away, but the Care Bears managed to fix it, in large part thanks to Grumpy Bear, who helped them to see that they need to empathize with and acknowledge her feelings rather than simply try to cheer her up.
* Marceline from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''. No sign of her mother ever appears, her biological father ranges from "neglectful" to "abusive", her [[ParentalSubstitute father figure]] has magical curse alzheimers and doesn't remember her (but still sticks around, just to twist the knife), her boyfriend sold her most cherished possession, and she's had a millennium of other miscellaneous such events. Is it any wonder she [[JerkassFacade plays up her vampirism to drive people away for their own good]]?
* The widow Kelly Deegan in ''WesternAnimation/HollyHobbieAndFriends [[ChristmasSpecial Christmas Wishes]]'', until Holly manages to help restore her happiness by contriving to give her the solo at the Christmas pageant.
* Enrique on ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''. According to his [[AllThereInTheManual bio]] that was posted on the parents section of the show's official website, much of his general mopiness at times as well as his wariness of making new friends and trying new things came from the fact that he and his family had moved several times in his young life.
* [[JerkassWoobie Kitty]] from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' lost her [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar girlfriend to their abusive pimp]] and walks around wearing a creepy mask to shield herself from the cruelty of reality. Courage does everything he can to appease her [[spoiler: and succeeds when he reunites the two.]]
** Courage himself fits this trope very nicely in the episode Remembrance of Courage Past, especially [[spoiler: when suddenly remembering his real family who was sent to space years before the show]] - [[AngstComa he didn't even respond]] to Eustace's trademark "Ooga booga booga!" scare, which ''always'' did the trick.
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' qualifies, as he'd grown up with a StageMom who withheld affection unless he acted, which [[FreudianExcuse pretty succinctly explains why he's at]] ''best'' a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* Lapis Lazuli of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', especially in the episode "Jail Break." Steven is completely capable of getting her free, and alongside the Crystal Gems they'd be more than a match for Jasper and Peridot. But Lapis refuses to leave her cell because she believes that resisting would only make things worse and that the only way she can help them is by [[spoiler: taking the reins of a fusion with Jasper and dragging them both down to the bottom of the sea forever]]. Lapis was also trapped inside a mirror for 6,000 years and interrogated by Homeworld soldiers who mistook her, a civilian, for a Crystal Gem. Even after everyone fled, she was stuck on the Galaxy Warp for ages until Pearl found her. In addition, her fusion with Jasper did her absolutely no good, genuinely ''missing'' Malachite, the most toxic fusion we've seen thus far. Finally, Lauren Zuke confirmed Lapis Lazuli has PTSD, as was hinted at in 'Same Old World.'
** Pearl has been suffering from PTSD since Rose died and hasn't been the same since.
** Despite her faux FunPersonified Demeanor, Amethyst has had a really harsh life. She said she never asked to be made. What doesn't help is that not only was she made to be a "bad" gem, but after her creation was left alone in a dark abandoned canyon for millennia without any friends. On top of that, she watched her mother figure die before her very eyes, and she was the one person she thought actually liked her. And chose to ran away from home, she even pushed Steven away, who is the LAST person to reject her for who she is. Poor Girl.
* Of all people, the ''Care Bears Cousins'' themselves in the ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot'' spinoff ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'' starting with the episode "The Bright Stuff".
* [[NiceGirl Heidi Turner]] becomes one in the 21st Season of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. She is stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship with [[FatBastard Eric Cartman]], receives NoSympathy from her female peers who instead constantly mocks her for the choices she made, and tries to cope with all of this stress by turning into a [[DistaffCounterpart female version]] of her boyfriend. This way of thinking has caused her to physically and mentally degenerate, a fact that she [[JerkassRealization realizes]] in the season finale before [[spoiler:breaking up with Cartman for good.]]
* Helena from ''WesternAnimation/NeoYokio''. After [[spoiler:she was saved from a demonic possession,]] she became cynical and emotionally withdrawn.

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