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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' Blake Belladonna is the gruff, cynical DeadpanSnarker of the eponymous team, and has a habit of rebuffing people who try to befriend her (i.e. Ruby Rose, Yang Xiao Long and Sun Wukong). Her [[NotSoStoic near]] [[TheStoic unflappable]], [[SugarAndIce anti-social]] personality possibly stems from her [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful past]]. She was [[spoiler: born a [[CatGirl Faunus]], a LittleBitBeastly race of people who [[FantasticRacism face a great deal of discrimination]] from other humans. She was born a member of the White Fang, a Faunus rights activist organization, and watched the White Fang turn into a [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters violent, chaotic terrorists]] who used [[TheEndJustifiesTheMeans force to get what they wanted from people]], and couldn't bear to be part of such an immoral group]]. She left the place she was born and all the people that had been with her for her whole life. She spends pretty much the entirety of Volume 2 in a prolonged HeroicBSOD, from closing herself off from her team and brooding over the events of Volume 1's finale, to working herself [[HeroicRROD half to death]] trying to track down Torchwick who was using [[spoiler: the White Fang]] for his own ends, to [[HeroicSelfDeprecation hating herself]] for [[spoiler: running away from the White Fang]]. She desperately needs [[TrueCompanions emotional support from the people around her]], but she [[IWorkAlone refuses to let anyone get that close to her.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s'' Blake Belladonna is the gruff, cynical DeadpanSnarker of the eponymous team, and has a habit of rebuffing people who try to befriend her (i.e. Ruby Rose, Yang Xiao Long and Sun Wukong). Her [[NotSoStoic near]] [[TheStoic unflappable]], [[SugarAndIce anti-social]] personality possibly stems from her [[DarkAndTroubledPast painful past]]. She was [[spoiler: born a [[CatGirl Faunus]], a LittleBitBeastly race of people who [[FantasticRacism face a great deal of discrimination]] from other humans. She was born a member of the White Fang, a Faunus rights activist organization, and watched the White Fang turn into a [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters violent, chaotic terrorists]] who used [[TheEndJustifiesTheMeans [[WellIntentionedExtremist force to get what they wanted from people]], and couldn't bear to be part of such an immoral group]]. She left the place she was born and all the people that had been with her for her whole life. She spends pretty much the entirety of Volume 2 in a prolonged HeroicBSOD, from closing herself off from her team and brooding over the events of Volume 1's finale, to working herself [[HeroicRROD half to death]] trying to track down Torchwick who was using [[spoiler: the White Fang]] for his own ends, to [[HeroicSelfDeprecation hating herself]] for [[spoiler: running away from the White Fang]]. She desperately needs [[TrueCompanions emotional support from the people around her]], but she [[IWorkAlone refuses to let anyone get that close to her.]]


* ''ComicBook/{{X 23}}''. For all the hell she's put through, Laura seldom actually talks about it. This is mainly because her emotionally-abusive upbringing left her with a poor understanding of ''how'' to deal with her feelings. As a result, her main form of expression over the pain in her past is [[SelfHarm cutting herself with her claws]], and when she ''does'' [[NotSoStoic break down]], she's prone to bouts of severe if not suicidal depression.



* ''ComicBook/{{X 23}}''. For all the hell she's put through, Laura seldom actually talks about it. This is mainly because her emotionally-abusive upbringing left her with a poor understanding of ''how'' to deal with her feelings. As a result, her main form of expression over the pain in her past is [[SelfHarm cutting herself with her claws]], and when she ''does'' [[NotSoStoic break down]], she's prone to bouts of severe if not suicidal depression.



* Monster X is portrayed this way in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. He may be an antagonist, but isn't an [[AntiVillain amoral]] character who's at worst a PunchClockVillain. Yet it seems like everything that could go wrong with his early life did, and is coming back to haunt him.



* Monster X is portrayed this way in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. He may be an antagonist, but isn't an [[AntiVillain amoral]] character who's at worst a PunchClockVillain. Yet it seems like everything that could go wrong with his early life did, and is coming back to haunt him.



* The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/TenThousandManiacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"



* The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/TenThousandManiacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"


* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, leader of the ComicBook/XMen. Even though some think he acts like a KnightTemplar dick, you have to pity this guy. Starters he lost his family in a plane crash where he and his brother were the only known survivors; said brother would then be adopted and taken away from him, leaving him alone in a Crapsack of an orphanage where he was bullied by other children and tortured/experimented on by Mister Sinister. He canít control his powers. His first two wives turned crazy and evil with one of them resurrecting and dying ''again.'' He's been {{Mind Rape}}d a number of times. Yet he never complains, ever.
* ComicBook/{{X 23}}. For all the hell she's put through, Laura seldom actually talks about it. This is mainly because her emotionally-abusive upbringing left her with a poor understanding of ''how'' to deal with her feelings. As a result, her main form of expression over the pain in her past is [[SelfHarm cutting herself with her claws]], and when she ''does'' [[NotSoStoic break down]], she's prone to bouts of severe if not suicidal depression.

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* ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}, ''ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}'', leader of the ComicBook/XMen.''ComicBook/XMen''. Even though some think he acts like a KnightTemplar dick, you have to pity this guy. Starters he lost his family in a plane crash where he and his brother were the only known survivors; said brother would then be adopted and taken away from him, leaving him alone in a Crapsack of an orphanage where he was bullied by other children and tortured/experimented on by Mister Sinister. He canít control his powers. His first two wives turned crazy and evil with one of them resurrecting and dying ''again.'' He's been {{Mind Rape}}d a number of times. Yet he never complains, ever.
* ComicBook/{{X 23}}.''ComicBook/{{X 23}}''. For all the hell she's put through, Laura seldom actually talks about it. This is mainly because her emotionally-abusive upbringing left her with a poor understanding of ''how'' to deal with her feelings. As a result, her main form of expression over the pain in her past is [[SelfHarm cutting herself with her claws]], and when she ''does'' [[NotSoStoic break down]], she's prone to bouts of severe if not suicidal depression.


* The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/10000Maniacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"

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* The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/10000Maniacs'' ''Music/TenThousandManiacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"

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* ''ComicBook/XWingRogueSquadron'':
** Wedge Antilles. [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/980722.html Pirates killed his parents]] when he was sixteen or seventeen. [[http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/1498235.html Imperials killed his girlfriend]] only a few years later. In both cases, and in plenty after that, he "[[PlotArmor luckily]]" survived. But he takes care to only express feelings of anger and helplessness when there's no one there to see - he takes being a ReasonableAuthorityFigure seriously. Must be part of the reason he and Tycho get on so well - they've both been hurt terribly, they've both had to pick up and keep going and have healed, more or less, even if there are scars.
** Tycho's wife keeps her emotions very tightly under control most of the time, leading some in-universe (as well as some fans) to see her as an [[IceQueen ice]] [[MeaningfulName queen]], but [[DefrostingIceQueen underneath it all]], she is a caring person, she just has to keep her emotions tightly under control after [[DoomedHometown her home planet (Alderaan) was destroyed]] because [[BlessedWithSuck thanks to her eidetic memory she remembers every single detail of what she lost]].


* The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/10000 maniacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"

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* The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/10000 maniacs'' ''Music/10000Maniacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"



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* The subject in "Shadows Of The Night" by ''music/PatBenatar''. He's someone in a lot of pain who tries to keep it hidden. in response she [[PetTheDog tells him she's there for him and it's ok for him to cry and the like.]]

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* The subject in "Shadows Of The Night" by ''music/PatBenatar''.''Music/PatBenatar''. He's someone in a lot of pain who tries to keep it hidden. in response she [[PetTheDog tells him she's there for him and it's ok for him to cry and the like.]]



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*The person sung about in "Trouble me" by ''Music/10000 maniacs'' seems to be someone like this. One of the protagonist's lines is "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?"

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* The subject in "Shadows Of The Night" by ''music/PatBenatar''. He's someone in a lot of pain who tries to keep it hidden. in response she [[PetTheDog tells him she's there for him and it's ok for him to cry and the like.]]


'''Important Note:''' Please use the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=15391212720A38366900 Woobie cleanup thread]] to propose characters before writing their entries. Stoic Woobie entries not approved by the thread will be deleted. Also do not remove entries that have been approved.


'''Important Note:''' Please use the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=15391212720A38366900 Woobie cleanup thread]] to propose characters before writing their entries. Stoic Woobie entries not approved by the thread will be deleted.

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'''Important Note:''' Please use the [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=15391212720A38366900 Woobie cleanup thread]] to propose characters before writing their entries. Stoic Woobie entries not approved by the thread will be deleted. Also do not remove entries that have been approved.


These characters need a hug. Badly. [[BeneathTheMask But don't expect them to ask for one]]. [[CaptainObvious A subtrope of]] TheStoic, unlike other {{woobie}} characters, they won't cry, angst, or outwardly show how much they're suffering at all. (Internally is another story). [[DontYouDarePityMe They don't want your pity]], and in a great number of cases, will [[TinMan deny having emotions at all]]. Don't be fooled. The plot has heaped complication after complication on them, and silently, internally, they're suffering. They may inadvertently show their suffering for a moment, in which case they are NotSoStoic, or they may just have BadDreams. If they are lucky they will find a ManicPixieDreamGirl to comfort them and live happily ever after as a reward for their stoicism.

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These characters need a hug. Badly. [[BeneathTheMask But don't expect them to ask for one]]. [[CaptainObvious A subtrope of]] of TheStoic, unlike other {{woobie}} characters, they won't cry, angst, or outwardly show how much they're suffering at all. (Internally is another story). [[DontYouDarePityMe They don't want your pity]], and in a great number of cases, will [[TinMan deny having emotions at all]]. Don't be fooled. The plot has heaped complication after complication on them, and silently, internally, they're suffering. They may inadvertently show their suffering for a moment, in which case they are NotSoStoic, or they may just have BadDreams. If they are lucky they will find a ManicPixieDreamGirl to comfort them and live happily ever after as a reward for their stoicism.


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* The subject in ''Music/TenThousandManiacs'' seems to be this. The protagonist wants to help them but they don't seem to want to let her in. One of her lines is even "Why are you building this thick, thick wall to defend me?
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