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* ''WesternAnimation/FinalSpace'':
** Gary Goodspeed,over the course of season one alone, gets incarcerated on a prison ship with only a few robots for company for five years, gets attacked by bounty hunters, dies temporarily of oxygen deprivation, gets his arm ripped off, is forced to remember watching his father die as a kid, nearly dies in a supernova, watches his friend die in front of him, is left with the burden of taking care of his late friend's son, is forced to relive his father's death again, loses the planet Earth, loses his LoveInterest Quinn in the same antimatter bomb explosion that killed his father, loses the Galaxy One, and slowly dies of oxygen deprivation over the course of ten minutes, with the belief that everyone he's befriended over the course of the season is dead.


** [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny McCormick,]] hands down. He has suffered through the pain of dying countless times, some of which were [[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrifices]] or [[DrivenToSuicide suicides]], with nobody remembering him dying or believing him when he tries to reach out for help. And remember, this is ''on top of'' his life of poverty with alcoholic and drug-addicted parents, leaving his entire family to struggle just to ''stay alive.''

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** [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny McCormick,]] McCormick]], hands down. He has suffered through the pain of dying countless times, some of which were [[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrifices]] or [[DrivenToSuicide suicides]], with nobody remembering him dying or believing him when he tries to reach out for help. And remember, this is ''on top of'' his life of poverty with alcoholic and drug-addicted parents, leaving his entire family to struggle just to ''stay alive.''


** [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny McCormick,]] hands down. He has suffered through the pain of dying nearly 100 times, some of which were [[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrifices]] or [[DrivenToSuicide suicides,]] with nobody remembering him dying or believing him when he tries to reach out for help. And during the majority of his deaths, he was only ''eight.'' And remember, this is ''on top of'' his life of poverty with alcoholic and drug-addicted parents, leaving his entire family to struggle just to ''stay alive.''

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** [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny McCormick,]] hands down. He has suffered through the pain of dying nearly 100 countless times, some of which were [[HeroicSacrifice self-sacrifices]] or [[DrivenToSuicide suicides,]] suicides]], with nobody remembering him dying or believing him when he tries to reach out for help. And during the majority of his deaths, he was only ''eight.'' And remember, this is ''on top of'' his life of poverty with alcoholic and drug-addicted parents, leaving his entire family to struggle just to ''stay alive.''


** Eldritch. Erik Mahren was kicked out of his home as a teen, so he enlisted in the Marine Corps and ended up in a CapeBusters unit that gets dragged through nine kinds of Hell leaving him a [[ShellShockedVeteran twitchy, uncontrollably violent nervous wreck]]. After mustering out, he is unable to find regular work, so in desperation he turns to Whateley Academy to get work as a Range Instructor. Just as his life starts calming down a bit and he falls in love with a co-worker, said co-worker is murdered in front of him during a nightmarish attack on the school. He is barely starting to recover from this when his latent mutant abilities start going haywire, he '''''explodes''''', and wakes up in a new GenderBender body with unknown and uncontrollable powers and the risk of becoming mystically enslaved for an indefinitely long lifetime. Oh, and the medicines keeping her Intermittent Explosive Disorder in check have stopped working, and in order to hide what happens she also has to [[CompulsorySchoolAge pretend to be a student in the school she had been teaching at]]. No sooner does she manage to fix the 'turn you into a zombie weaponsmith for eternity' problem than she gets dropped into an running battle with an OmnicidalManiac out to destroy the city of Darwin, Australia. Then, when she returns to Whateley, she finds that her long-lost sister has been dropped into the school's care, and then...

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** Eldritch. Erik Mahren was kicked out of his home as a teen, so he enlisted in the Marine Corps and ended up in a CapeBusters unit that gets [[SuicideMission dragged through through]] [[TrialByFriendlyFire nine kinds kinds]] [[WarIsHell of Hell Hell]] leaving him a [[ShellShockedVeteran twitchy, twitchy]], [[UnstoppableRage uncontrollably violent violent]] [[SurvivorGuilt nervous wreck]]. After mustering out, he is unable to find regular work, so in desperation he turns to Whateley Academy to get work as a Range Instructor. Just as his life starts calming down a bit and he falls in love with a co-worker, said co-worker is murdered in front of him during a nightmarish attack on the school. He is barely starting to recover from this when his latent mutant abilities start going haywire, he '''''explodes''''', and wakes up in a new GenderBender body with unknown and uncontrollable powers and the risk of becoming [[SuperhumanTrafficking mystically enslaved for an indefinitely long lifetime.lifetime]]. Oh, and the medicines keeping her Intermittent Explosive Disorder in check have stopped working, and in order to hide what happens she also has to [[CompulsorySchoolAge pretend to be a student in the school she had been teaching at]]. No sooner does she manage to fix the 'turn you into a zombie weaponsmith [[UltimateBlacksmith weaponsmith]] for eternity' problem than she gets dropped into an running battle with an OmnicidalManiac out to destroy the city of Darwin, Australia. Then, when she returns to Whateley, she finds that her long-lost sister has been dropped into the school's care, and then...


** Eldritch. Erik Mahren was kicked out of his home as a teen, so he enlisted in the Marine Corps and ended up in a CapeBusters unit that gets dragged through nine kinds of Hell leaving him a twitchy, uncontrollably violent nervous wreck. After mustering out, he is unable to find regular work, so in desperation he turns to Whateley Academy to get work as a Range Instructor. Just as his life starts calming down a bit and he falls in love with a co-worker, said co-worker is murdered in front of him during a nightmarish attack on the school. He is barely starting to recover from this when his latent mutant abilities start going haywire, he '''''explodes''''', and wakes up in a new GenderBender body with unknown and uncontrollable powers and the risk of becoming mystically enslaved for an indefinitely long lifetime. Oh, and the medicines keeping her Intermittent Explosive Disorder in check have stopped working, and in order to hide what happens she also has to [[CompulsorySchoolAge pretend to be a student in the school she had been teaching at]]. No sooner does she manage to fix the 'turn you into a zombie weaponsmith for eternity' problem than she gets dropped into an running battle with an OmnicidalManiac out to destroy the city of Darwin, Australia. Then, when she returns to Whateley, she finds that her long-lost sister has been dropped into the school's care, and then...

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** Eldritch. Erik Mahren was kicked out of his home as a teen, so he enlisted in the Marine Corps and ended up in a CapeBusters unit that gets dragged through nine kinds of Hell leaving him a [[ShellShockedVeteran twitchy, uncontrollably violent nervous wreck.wreck]]. After mustering out, he is unable to find regular work, so in desperation he turns to Whateley Academy to get work as a Range Instructor. Just as his life starts calming down a bit and he falls in love with a co-worker, said co-worker is murdered in front of him during a nightmarish attack on the school. He is barely starting to recover from this when his latent mutant abilities start going haywire, he '''''explodes''''', and wakes up in a new GenderBender body with unknown and uncontrollable powers and the risk of becoming mystically enslaved for an indefinitely long lifetime. Oh, and the medicines keeping her Intermittent Explosive Disorder in check have stopped working, and in order to hide what happens she also has to [[CompulsorySchoolAge pretend to be a student in the school she had been teaching at]]. No sooner does she manage to fix the 'turn you into a zombie weaponsmith for eternity' problem than she gets dropped into an running battle with an OmnicidalManiac out to destroy the city of Darwin, Australia. Then, when she returns to Whateley, she finds that her long-lost sister has been dropped into the school's care, and then...


** He's also become more of a Type E, as this has finally made him realize that [[CaptainObvious Murdoc is neither his friend nor a good person]].

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** He's also become more of a Type E, as this has finally made him realize that [[CaptainObvious Murdoc is neither his friend nor a good person]].person.


** From the second campaign, we have [[spoiler:Caleb]]. Although raised by a loving family, [[spoiler: he studied under an abusive teacher who forced him and his friends to execute people, and eventually made him [[SelfMadeOrphan kill his own parents]] under the influence of altered memories. At which point he suffered a mental breakdown and was placed in an asylum for eleven years, only to be healed and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize what he'd done and his parents' innocence.]] He's been hiding, living as a beggar, and sometimes getting thrown in jail for five years before the story starts.]] Poor guy.



* Many characters from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', but especially [[spoiler: Caleb]]. Although raised by a loving family, [[spoiler: he studied under an abusive teacher who forced him and his friends to execute people, and eventually made him [[SelfMadeOrphan kill his own parents]] under the influence of altered memories. At which point he suffered a mental breakdown and was placed in an asylum for 11 years, only to be healed and [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realize what he'd done and his parents' innocence.]] He's been hiding, living as a beggar, and sometimes getting thrown in jail for five years before the story starts.]] Poor guy.

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** As of ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', he's an overweight alcoholic drowning in the misery of almost having killed Thanos. He can't even hear someone say Thanos's name he's so traumatized by it all.


* Creator/MontyPython had "Four Yorkshiremen" on their ''Live At Drury Lane'' album. The four men, who were very well off, tried to outdo each other about how they had to suffer through abject poverty and parental abuse as children. Eric Idle tops them all:

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* Creator/MontyPython had "Four Yorkshiremen" on their ''Live At Drury Lane'' album. album (originally a skit on ''Series/AtLastThe1948Show''). The four men, who were very well off, tried to outdo each other about how they had to suffer through abject poverty and parental abuse as children.engage in a progressively unbelievable game of MiseryPoker. Eric Idle tops them all:

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* Tanya Tucker's "Some Kind Of Trouble". First it starts with her landlord coming to remind her that she's late with the rent. Then she calls her old boyfriend for some advice, only to get another woman on the other end of the line saying, "Hang up the phone." Then she talks to her boss about working overtime or something, only to be told by the boss that she no longer has a job. With those three strikes against her, she then turns to a preacher and asks him to pray for her, and he just says "all of God's children got to deal with their own kind of trouble."

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* The tenure of University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan has been mired in tragedy. She came into office as the university was reeling from the murder of a lacrosse player. Shortly afterwards, she was the target of a coup attempt. The 2014-15 school year saw it get worse, with another young woman being killed by a man tied to another murder at Virginia Tech, a now-debunked article from ''Rolling Stone'' about a gang rape on the campus destroying the reputation of a fraternity and several other people on campus, and a black student being violently arrested and bloodied by the Alcoholic Beverage Control. In 2016, another student of theirs was taken hostage by the North Korean government where he suffered severe brain damage, and died shortly after he was returned to the United States. In 2017, the university was invaded by several white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups; violent clashes with counter-protesters ensured, and one of the white supremacists ran over several counter-protesters with his car, killing one.
* Several people who survived the deadly shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas were also present at a country-themed bar in Thousand Oaks, California that was shot up about a year later. At least one of those unlucky people was killed in that shooting.


* Katniss Everdeen in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise. Her father died in a mine accident. Her mother neglected her after that because of depression. She nearly starved to death from that neglect. She volunteers to take her little sister's place in a gladiator game. She is forced to kill children. [[spoiler: She watches her little female friend getting killed in front of her eyes. She watches another child getting eaten alive by animals. She is forced to become a stooge of the evil government by threat of murder of her family. She has to go into another gladiator and compete against her love interest which makes her decide to rather die than kill him. 90% of the people in her home region get murdered. Her love interest gets tortured and brainwashed into trying to kill her. She watches a hospital filled with wounded civilians getting blown up. She watches thousands of soldiers and civilians getting crushed in a mine that became a war target. She has to mercy kill a friend who is about to be eaten alive by monsters. She watches many children getting bombed. She watches her little sister getting burned alive. She nearly gets burned alive herself. She finds out that her own war party bombed the children and killed her sister. She gets banned into solitude. She earns her happy earning eventually when marries her love interest and has children with him.]]

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* Katniss Everdeen in ''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise. Her father died in a mine accident. Her mother neglected her after that because of depression. She nearly starved to death from that neglect. She volunteers to take her little sister's place in a gladiator game. She is forced to kill children. [[spoiler: She watches her little female friend getting killed in front of her eyes. She watches another child getting eaten alive by animals. She is forced to become a stooge of the evil government by threat of murder of her family. She has to go into another gladiator game and compete against her love interest which makes her decide to rather die than kill him. 90% of the people in her home region get murdered. Her love interest gets tortured and brainwashed into trying to kill her. She watches a hospital filled with wounded civilians getting blown up. She watches thousands of soldiers and civilians getting crushed in a mine that became a war target. She has to mercy kill a friend who is about to be eaten alive by monsters. She watches many children getting bombed. She watches her little sister getting burned alive. She nearly gets burned alive herself. She finds out that her own war party bombed the children and killed her sister. She gets banned into solitude. She earns her happy earning eventually when she marries her love interest and has children with him.]]


* Katniss Everdeen in ''Franchise/TheHungerGames''. Her father died in a mine accident. Her mother neglected her after that because of depression. She nearly starved to death from that neglect. She volunteers to take her little sister's place in a gladiator game. She is forced to kill children. [[spoiler: She watches her little female friend getting killed in front of her eyes. She watches another child getting eaten alive by animals. She is forced to become a stooge of the evil government by threat of murder of her family. She has to go into another gladiator and compete against her love interest which makes her decide to rather die than kill him. 90% of the people in her home region get murdered. Her love interest gets tortured and brainwashed into trying to kill her. She watches a hospital filled with wounded civilians getting blown up. She watches thousands of soldiers and civilians getting crushed in a mine that became a war target. She has to mercy kill a friend who is about to be eaten alive by monsters. She watches many children getting bombed. She watches her little sister getting burned alive. She nearly gets burned alive herself. She finds out that her own war party bombed the children and killed her sister. She gets banned into solitude. She earns her happy earning eventually when marries her love interest and has children with him.]]

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* Katniss Everdeen in ''Franchise/TheHungerGames''.''Film/TheHungerGames'' franchise. Her father died in a mine accident. Her mother neglected her after that because of depression. She nearly starved to death from that neglect. She volunteers to take her little sister's place in a gladiator game. She is forced to kill children. [[spoiler: She watches her little female friend getting killed in front of her eyes. She watches another child getting eaten alive by animals. She is forced to become a stooge of the evil government by threat of murder of her family. She has to go into another gladiator and compete against her love interest which makes her decide to rather die than kill him. 90% of the people in her home region get murdered. Her love interest gets tortured and brainwashed into trying to kill her. She watches a hospital filled with wounded civilians getting blown up. She watches thousands of soldiers and civilians getting crushed in a mine that became a war target. She has to mercy kill a friend who is about to be eaten alive by monsters. She watches many children getting bombed. She watches her little sister getting burned alive. She nearly gets burned alive herself. She finds out that her own war party bombed the children and killed her sister. She gets banned into solitude. She earns her happy earning eventually when marries her love interest and has children with him.]]

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* Katniss Everdeen in ''Franchise/TheHungerGames''. Her father died in a mine accident. Her mother neglected her after that because of depression. She nearly starved to death from that neglect. She volunteers to take her little sister's place in a gladiator game. She is forced to kill children. [[spoiler: She watches her little female friend getting killed in front of her eyes. She watches another child getting eaten alive by animals. She is forced to become a stooge of the evil government by threat of murder of her family. She has to go into another gladiator and compete against her love interest which makes her decide to rather die than kill him. 90% of the people in her home region get murdered. Her love interest gets tortured and brainwashed into trying to kill her. She watches a hospital filled with wounded civilians getting blown up. She watches thousands of soldiers and civilians getting crushed in a mine that became a war target. She has to mercy kill a friend who is about to be eaten alive by monsters. She watches many children getting bombed. She watches her little sister getting burned alive. She nearly gets burned alive herself. She finds out that her own war party bombed the children and killed her sister. She gets banned into solitude. She earns her happy earning eventually when marries her love interest and has children with him.]]

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