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* Don Gallico in ''Film/TheMadMagician''. A quiet and peaceful man, his driving ambition is to become a successful StageMagician. Just as he is in on the cusp of seeing his dream comes true (as in literally standing on stage about to perform his greatest trick for an audience on the edge of their seats), his MeanBoss shuts down the show with an injunction that essentially means Gallico can never perform agaib, [[LifesWorkRuined steals his greatest illusion]] and sells it to Gallico's greatest rival. Then his GoldDigger wife leaves him for the boss. Small wonder he snaps and starts murdering everyone who has wronged. However, by the end, he trying to murder his friend Lt. Bruce who is merely doing his job and trying to apprehend a murderer, and admits to Bruce that he now can't stop killing.


* The titular character of Music/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/Sweeney ToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', after being sent to a penal colony for fifteen years on a trumped-up charge, returned home to find that his wife had poisoned herself ([[spoiler:though contrary to what Mrs. Lovett would have him believe, she's still alive]]) and his daughter was adopted by the man responsible for his suffering, and, failing in his big attempt at revenge, finally goes AxCrazy and becomes this at the end of Act One.

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* The titular character of Music/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/Sweeney ToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', after being sent to a penal colony for fifteen years on a trumped-up charge, returned home to find that his wife had poisoned herself ([[spoiler:though contrary to what Mrs. Lovett would have him believe, she's still alive]]) and his daughter was adopted by the man responsible for his suffering, and, failing in his big attempt at revenge, finally goes AxCrazy and becomes this at the end of Act One.


-->'''Steven:''' I can't believe Mom did that to you... [[BrokenPedestal Actually, I can totally believe it.]]


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-->'''Steven:''' I can't believe Mom did that to you... [[BrokenPedestal Actually, I can totally believe it.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'' has Spinel, who has become extremely bitter and miserable over [[spoiler: being left to collect dust by her beloved master Pink Diamond for [[AndIMustScream 6000 years]] under the guise of playing a game. The only reason she found out she wasn't even alive anymore was because Steven made a galaxy-wide broadcast catching everybody up on what had happened to the Diamond Authority. You can imagine how hard she snapped once [[AllForNothing the realization]] sunk in.]]

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* ''Film/{{Midsommar}}'': Dani's trauma starts off with the discovery that her sister killed herself and their parents, and then only goes downhill from there. She is highly prone to panic attacks after this tragedy, including one she has during a bad shroom trip. Between witnessing a gruesome ritual suicide of two elderly members of the cult and discovering that her emotionally distant and obliviously abusive boyfriend is cheating on her, it's no wonder she's finally pushed over the edge and becomes the cult's May Queen.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': Steven eventually finds out why Spinel hates his mother so much and was seeking RevengeByProxy on him. [[spoiler: Spinel was originally Pink Diamond's playmate, but after she got her first colony she left Spinel behind in her garden, [[HideAndNoSeek telling her to wait very still until she came back]]. What with [[RebelLeader one]] [[FakingTheDead thing]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain and]] [[DeathByChildbirth another]], Pink never came back, leaving poor Spinel alone for ''six thousand years''. And when she learned about Steven and realized Pink had abandoned her, she ''[[GoMadFromTheRevelation snapped]]''.]]


* Bowler Hat Guy (aka [[spoiler:Michael 'Goob' Yagoobian]]) in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. [[spoiler:The best friend/roommate of the main character, he is a gloomy boy who has endured a lot of the shenanigans his friend caused, but after being blamed for losing a game (due to falling asleep since he's often kept up, he's consumed by bitterness and becomes a bitter adult who never got adopted and became a pawn in a bigger scheme.]]

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* Bowler Hat Guy (aka [[spoiler:Michael 'Goob' Yagoobian]]) in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. [[spoiler:The best friend/roommate of the main character, he is a gloomy boy who has endured a lot of the shenanigans his friend caused, but after being blamed for losing a game (due to falling asleep since he's often kept up, up), he's consumed by bitterness and becomes a bitter adult who never got adopted and became a pawn in a bigger scheme.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'': Steven eventually finds out why Spinel hates his mother so much and was seeking RevengeByProxy on him. [[spoiler: Spinel was originally Pink Diamond's playmate, but after she got her first colony she left Spinel behind in her garden, [[HideAndNoSeek telling her to wait very still until she came back]]. What with [[RebelLeader one]] [[FakingTheDead thing]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain and]] [[DeathByChildbirth another]], Pink never came back, leaving poor Spinel alone for ''six thousand years''. And when she learned about Steven and realized Pink had abandoned her, she ''[[GoMadFromTheRevelation snapped]]''.]]
-->'''Steven:''' I can't believe Mom did that to you... [[BrokenPedestal Actually, I can totally believe it.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Stinky Pete, the prospector, spent his whole life on a dime store shelf, watching every other toy be bought by kids. This agonizing experience caused him to become bitter and willing to manipulate or outright force his "friends" Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye into going along with what he wants, whether they like it or not. Ironically, when he winds up being taken home at last by a little girl who defaces all her toys by drawing on them with crayons, he considers this the worst fate imaginable. However, according to the producers, it was stated that he accepted that fate and thus, averts the worst fate imaginable.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Stinky Pete, the prospector, spent his whole life on a dime store shelf, watching every other toy be bought by kids. This agonizing experience caused him to become bitter and willing to manipulate or outright force his "friends" Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye into going along with what he wants, whether they like it or not. Ironically, when he winds up being taken home at last by a little girl who defaces all her toys by drawing on them with crayons, he considers this the worst fate imaginable. However, according to the producers, it was stated that he accepted that fate and thus, averts the worst fate imaginable.
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* Bowler Hat Guy (aka [[spoiler:Michael 'Goob' Yagoobian]]) in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. [[spoiler: The best friend/roommate of the main character, he is a gloomy boy who has endured alot of the shanngians his friend caused, but after being blamed for losing a game (due to falling asleep since he's often kept up, he's consumed by bitterness and becomes a bitter adult who never got adopted and became a pawn in a bigger scheme.]]

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* Bowler Hat Guy (aka [[spoiler:Michael 'Goob' Yagoobian]]) in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The best friend/roommate of the main character, he is a gloomy boy who has endured alot a lot of the shanngians shenanigans his friend caused, but after being blamed for losing a game (due to falling asleep since he's often kept up, he's consumed by bitterness and becomes a bitter adult who never got adopted and became a pawn in a bigger scheme.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Pitch Black, AKA the Boogeyman (as especially revealed in the prequel novels), believes that the fear he embodies is necessary, and that the approach the Guardians take is foolish. But, since he hasn't been believed in for centuries, thanks to them, he tried to destroy everything they represent, just showing that his bitterness has destroyed any decency he once had. And when he [[WeCanRuleTogether tries to reach out]] to fellow loner Jack Frost, he is brushed aside. The look on Pitch's face says it all.

! Live-Action Films
* Oswald Cobblepot in ''Film/BatmanReturns'': disfigured since birth, his aristocratic parents attempted to drown him in the sewers. He was found by a traveling circus, and was raised in the freak show as "The Penguin". While the public views him with sympathy, he has become a warped sociopath, plotting to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murder all the first born sons of Gotham City]]. When Batman foils him, he straps rockets to his hundreds (thousands?) of pet penguins, intending to use them in a suicide bombing to kill all of Gotham, which, as the only setting we see, is extremely {{omnicidal|Maniac}} in context. And yet, you still can't help but [[AlasPoorVillain pity him at his death]].
* In ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'', Andrew is bullied and made fun of constantly through the movie, in addition to a sick mother and an abusive father. [[spoiler: After he gets his superpowers, he begins to snap, and starts to get involved in crime to save his mother's life, stealing money for her medicine and such. By the end of the movie, during the climax, [[UnstoppableRage he nearly destroys the city.]]]]
* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their abilities until they canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its path, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', Pitch Black, AKA the Boogeyman (as especially revealed in the prequel novels), believes that the fear he embodies is necessary, necessary and that the approach the Guardians take is foolish. But, since he hasn't been believed in for centuries, thanks to them, he tried to destroy everything they represent, just showing that his bitterness has destroyed any decency he once had. And when he [[WeCanRuleTogether tries to reach out]] to fellow loner Jack Frost, he is brushed aside. The look on Pitch's face says it all.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Stinky Pete, the prospector, spent his whole life on a dime-store shelf, watching every other toy be bought by kids. This agonizing experience caused him to become bitter and willing to manipulate or outright force his "friends" Woody, Jessie, and Bullseye into going along with what he wants, whether they like it or not. Ironically, when he winds up being taken home at last by a little girl who defaces all her toys by drawing on them with crayons, he considers this the worst fate imaginable. However, according to the producers, it was stated that he accepted that fate and thus, averts the worst fate imaginable.
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* Oswald Cobblepot in ''Film/BatmanReturns'': disfigured since birth, his aristocratic parents attempted to drown him in the sewers. He was found by a traveling circus, and was raised in the freak show as "The Penguin". While the public views him with sympathy, he has become a warped sociopath, plotting to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge murder all the first born firstborn sons of Gotham City]]. When Batman foils him, he straps rockets to his hundreds (thousands?) of pet penguins, intending to use them in a suicide bombing to kill all of Gotham, which, as the only setting we see, is extremely {{omnicidal|Maniac}} in context. And yet, you still can't help but [[AlasPoorVillain pity him at his death]].
* In ''Film/{{Chronicle}}'', Andrew is bullied and made fun of constantly through the movie, in addition to a sick mother and an abusive father. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After he gets his superpowers, he begins to snap, and starts to get involved in crime to save his mother's life, stealing money for her medicine and such. By the end of the movie, during the climax, [[UnstoppableRage he nearly destroys the city.]]]]
* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' introduces us to the concept of an Obscurus, which is a rare and powerful magical parasite that is the end result of a powerful magical child being abused and forced to repress their abilities until they canít be contained anymore. At which point the resulting PersonOfMassDestruction goes on a rampage destroying everything in its path, scared and angry after a lifetime of pain. A specific example would be [[spoiler: Credence [[spoiler:Credence Barebone: Heís abused and controlled by his FantasticRacist of an adoptive mother (along with his adoptive sisters, though he gets the worst of it), which has left him shy, deeply insecure and emotionally stunted. He has no friends besides his youngest sister Modesty and is mocked by the Shaws (particularly Henry Shaw Jr, who has no qualms about calling him a freak). This leaves him open to manipulation by Percival Graves/Gellert Grindlewald, who baits him with affection and the promise of teaching him magic so that the older man can use him for his own selfish reasons. And once Grindle!Graves gets what he wants, he has no issue throwing the poor guy away or calling him worthless. This leads to Credence hitting the RageBreakingPoint and willingly unleashing his Obscurus on New York City, which is as tragic as it is terrifying]].



* The BigBad dogs in ''The Pack'' (a 1977 SurvivalHorror) are former pets whose {{Jerkass}} ex-owners abandoned them in the wilderness, eventually driving them feral with hunger. Their TokenGoodTeammate newest member is especially huggable, remaining friendly and timid instead of becoming AxCrazy like them... [[spoiler:and not only ending up their SoleSurvivor, but even getting adopted by the main protagonist's family -- in a surprisingly heartwarming EarnYourHappyEnding]].
* Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' doesn't seem to want to destroy ''everything'' - just everything that crosses his path. He's like this because his one true love, [[spoiler:the goddess Calypso]], betrayed him (presumably for another man, though it's never elaborated on) centuries ago. Jones' agony was unbearable, so he cut out his own heart to end it. When that failed, he adopted a different tacticófinding relief by sharing his pain with everyone he meets.
* In a perfect example of BreakTheCutie, Alessa Gillespie from ''Film/SilentHill'' was burned alive by the cult she was a member of, but survived by her own power and remained wrapped in bandages for 30 years, unable to move anything but her eyes (and her lips, but only enough to kind of smile, but not enough to form words). She does the only logical thing and splits her soul into 3 parts so she can kill everyone in the cult (excluding [[spoiler:Rose, her good half, Sharon, and her mother]]).
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': John Harrison/[[spoiler: Khan]], while [[spoiler:an EvilOverlord]] back in the day, just wants to save his crew from [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus, who forced him into making weapons for the Federation at the risk of having them killed.]] Harrison even calls them his family and starts [[ManlyTears tearing up]] about how he couldn't save them.



** Erik "Killmonger" Stevens in ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', whose story began with him finding his father dead in their apartment. [[spoiler: His father was an undercover Wakandan prince who'd grown disillusioned with his country's isolationism, and helped Klaue steal vibranium weapons with the goal of starting a revolution in America. Erik, aka Prince N'Jadaka, spent the rest of his life gaining the skills he needed to find and take over Wakanda, while only growing *more* furious with their refusal to help the rest of the world.]] During the movie's climax, when T'Challa tells him that the war he's trying to start could just easily destroy the whole world, he retorts that the world already took everything he ever loved from him.
* [[TroubledButCute Sonny]] from the independent, ComingOfAgeStory ''Film/{{Trash}}''. He starts off the movie as a well-intentioned, if slightly [[HairTriggerTemper gruff]] young man i.e. he fights his peers to a bloody pulp as a hobby but loves looking after small [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]] and [[FriendToAllChildren children]], which include his [[MoralityPet infant niece]] and the [[ChildrenAreInnocent adorable]] [[DisabledMeansHelpless down syndrome afflicted little brother]] of his best friends LoveInterest (whom he also seems to have a thing for). Over the course of the movie however he goes on to kill three people and a [[AndYourLittleDogToo little dog]], without seemingly any real reason to. Even after he rightly gets arrested for this, you canít help but feel bad for him. To sum his life up; heís the breadwinner for a family that consists of a [[AbusiveParents violently drunk dad who regularly beats the crap out of him and a crack addict mother]] who only stops her husband by stating that their son ''ainít worth it'' (dear old dad follows this up with a straight forward IHaveNoSon tirade)! Itís no wonder that at the end his [[spoiler: SuicideByCop actually feels like a ''blessing'']]!

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** Erik "Killmonger" Stevens in ''Film/BlackPanther2018'', whose story began with him finding his father dead in their apartment. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His father was an undercover Wakandan prince who'd grown disillusioned with his country's isolationism, and helped Klaue steal vibranium weapons with the goal of starting a revolution in America. Erik, aka Prince N'Jadaka, spent the rest of his life gaining the skills he needed to find and take over Wakanda, while only growing *more* furious with their refusal to help the rest of the world.]] During the movie's climax, when T'Challa tells him that the war he's trying to start could just easily destroy the whole world, he retorts that the world already took everything he ever loved from him.
* [[TroubledButCute Sonny]] from the independent, ComingOfAgeStory ''Film/{{Trash}}''. He starts off the movie as a well-intentioned, if slightly [[HairTriggerTemper gruff]] young man i.e. he fights his peers to a bloody pulp as a hobby but loves looking after small [[FriendToAllLivingThings animals]] and [[FriendToAllChildren children]], which include his [[MoralityPet infant niece]] and the [[ChildrenAreInnocent adorable]] [[DisabledMeansHelpless down syndrome afflicted little brother]] of his best friends LoveInterest (whom he also seems to have a thing for). Over the course of the movie however movie, however, he goes on to kill three people and a [[AndYourLittleDogToo little dog]], without seemingly any real reason to. Even after he rightly gets arrested for this, you canít help but feel bad for him. To sum his life up; heís the breadwinner for a family that consists of a [[AbusiveParents violently drunk dad who regularly beats the crap out of him and a crack addict mother]] who only stops her husband by stating that their son ''ainít worth it'' (dear old dad follows this up with a straight forward IHaveNoSon tirade)! Itís no wonder that at the end his [[spoiler: SuicideByCop [[spoiler:SuicideByCop actually feels like a ''blessing'']]!

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''blessing'']]!
* The BigBad dogs in ''The Pack'' (a 1977 SurvivalHorror) are former pets whose {{Jerkass}} ex-owners abandoned them in the wilderness, eventually driving them feral with hunger. Their TokenGoodTeammate newest member is especially huggable, remaining friendly and timid instead of becoming AxCrazy like them... [[spoiler:and not only ending up their SoleSurvivor but even getting adopted by the main protagonist's family -- in a surprisingly heartwarming EarnYourHappyEnding]].
* Davy Jones from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' doesn't seem to want to destroy ''everything'' - just everything that crosses his path. He's like this because his one true love, [[spoiler:the goddess Calypso]], betrayed him (presumably for another man, though it's never elaborated on) centuries ago. Jones' agony was unbearable, so he cut out his own heart to end it. When that failed, he adopted a different tacticófinding relief by sharing his pain with everyone he meets.
* In a perfect example of BreakTheCutie, Alessa Gillespie from ''Film/SilentHill'' was burned alive by the cult she was a member of, but survived by her own power and remained wrapped in bandages for 30 years, unable to move anything but her eyes (and her lips, but only enough to kind of smile, but not enough to form words). She does the only logical thing and splits her soul into 3 parts so she can kill everyone in the cult (excluding [[spoiler:Rose, her good half, Sharon, and her mother]]).
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'': John Harrison/[[spoiler:Khan]], while [[spoiler:an EvilOverlord]] back in the day, just wants to save his crew from [[spoiler:Admiral Marcus, who forced him into making weapons for the Federation at the risk of having them killed.]] Harrison even calls them his family and starts [[ManlyTears tearing up]] about how he couldn't save them.
* ''Film/{{Us}}'': [[BigBad Red]] is the de facto leader of the Tethered who is in truth the real Adelaide Wilson. Having been kidnapped and switched out by her Tethered at the age of eight, Red is subjected to replicating her Tethered's actions including eating raw, bloody rabbit meat; marrying Gabe's Tethered against her consent; and performing a crude C-section on herself when pregnant with her children. Desiring vengeance on her Tethered, Red orchestrates the [[FinalSolution Untethering]], convincing the Tethered to invade the surface to KillAndReplace their counterparts. When mortally wounded by her Tethered, Red whistles the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to [[DefiantToTheEnd reassert herself as the original by reminding her Tethered that she was just a clone]].
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* The titular character of Music/StephenSondheim's ''{{Theatre/Sweeney Todd|TheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet}}'', after being sent to a penal colony for fifteen years on a trumped-up charge, returned home to find that his wife had poisoned herself ([[spoiler:though contrary to what Mrs. Lovett would have him believe, she's still alive]]) and his daughter was adopted by the man responsible for his suffering, and, failing in his big attempt at revenge, finally goes AxCrazy and becomes this at the end of Act One.
* J.D. from the musical version of ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}''. He's still a BombThrowingAnarchist SerialKiller, just as he was in the film, but how he ''got'' that way is expounded upon (for one, his obsession with bombs comes from how his mother committed suicide...in front of him...), he has an abusive drunk for a father, and, [[DestructiveRomance despite his love not]] [[{{Yandere}} being in any way healthy]], he ''does'' sincerely love Veronica. What really sells it, though, [[ReluctantPsycho is that he's aware how crazy he is]], even to the point where [[spoiler:his HeroicSacrifice is motivated by allowing a different, more heroic person to live.]]

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* J.D. from the musical version of ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}''. He's ''Theatre/{{Heathers}}'' is still a BombThrowingAnarchist SerialKiller, just as he was in the film, but how he ''got'' that way is expounded upon (for one, his obsession with bombs comes from how his mother committed suicide...in front of him...), he has an abusive drunk for a father, and, [[DestructiveRomance despite his love not]] [[{{Yandere}} being in any way healthy]], he ''does'' sincerely love Veronica. What really sells it, though, [[ReluctantPsycho is that he's aware how crazy he is]], even to the point where [[spoiler:his HeroicSacrifice is motivated by allowing a different, more heroic person to live.]]]]
* The titular character of Music/StephenSondheim's ''Theatre/Sweeney ToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', after being sent to a penal colony for fifteen years on a trumped-up charge, returned home to find that his wife had poisoned herself ([[spoiler:though contrary to what Mrs. Lovett would have him believe, she's still alive]]) and his daughter was adopted by the man responsible for his suffering, and, failing in his big attempt at revenge, finally goes AxCrazy and becomes this at the end of Act One.
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* Wrestling/TheBigShow, in a storyline in which he got fired by Wrestling/{{WWE}} General Manager Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis for [[DisproportionateRetribution making fun of Laurinaitis's voice]]. Even though he pleaded and cried in front of the entire world, no one seemed to show him sympathy or come to his defense. When he managed to return to WWE with an "ironclad contract," he used [[TheUnfettered this opportunity]] to vent his rage on seemingly everyone else in the locker room. And when you weigh well over 400 pounds, who's going to stop you? What was worst of all was that Big Show got his job back - and thus, subsequently allied himself with - thanks to Laurinaitis, [[LogicalFallacies the very man who had put him in his predicament in the first place]]! This, even though he could have easily gotten his job back had he waited for Laurinaitis to be fired and replaced. [[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe, this was Laurinaitis's plan all along]].

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* Wrestling/TheBigShow, Wrestling/BigShow, in a storyline in which he got fired by Wrestling/{{WWE}} General Manager Wrestling/JohnLaurinaitis for [[DisproportionateRetribution making fun of Laurinaitis's voice]]. Even though he pleaded and cried in front of the entire world, no one seemed to show him sympathy or come to his defense. When he managed to return to WWE with an "ironclad contract," he used [[TheUnfettered this opportunity]] to vent his rage on seemingly everyone else in the locker room. And when you weigh well over 400 pounds, who's going to stop you? What was worst of all was that Big Show got his job back - and thus, subsequently allied himself with - thanks to Laurinaitis, [[LogicalFallacies the very man who had put him in his predicament in the first place]]! This, even though he could have easily gotten his job back had he waited for Laurinaitis to be fired and replaced. [[FridgeBrilliance Or maybe, this was Laurinaitis's plan all along]].


* Garras from ''WesternAnimation/TheGuardiansOfTheLostCode'' is the little bird Brije who was abandoned by his master in the Middle Ages.

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* Wrestling/{{Edge}}, after he was placed in a Hell in a Cell Match with Wrestling/TheUndertaker in which he believed he would surely die. Resigned to the fact that he was going to Hell, he decided to make a living Hell for those who had double-crossed him or wouldn't help him before he went.
* After Wrestling/{{Kane}} found Undertaker in a coma in the spring of 2010, he embarked on a months-long rampage directed at every person who could possibly be a suspect in incapacitating his half-brother. It was actually a subversion, though, as Kane himself had been the one who'd attacked Undertaker, and he was accusing everyone else in order to deflect suspicion away from himself.
** This trope could be applied to both Kane and Undertaker MANY times (in respect to each other). It could also be subverted [[CainAndAbel just as many times, also]].

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* Wrestling/{{Edge}}, after he was placed in a Hell in a Cell Match with Wrestling/TheUndertaker in which he believed he would surely die. Resigned to the fact that he was going to Hell, he decided to make a living Hell for those who had double-crossed him or wouldn't help him before he went.
* After Wrestling/{{Kane}} found Undertaker in a coma in the spring of 2010, he embarked on a months-long rampage directed at every person who could possibly be a suspect in incapacitating his half-brother. It was actually a subversion, though, as Kane himself had been the one who'd attacked Undertaker, and he was accusing everyone else in order to deflect suspicion away from himself.
** This trope could be applied to both Kane and Undertaker MANY times (in respect to each other). It could also be subverted [[CainAndAbel just as many times, also]].


* The [[TheMusical theatrical version]] of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
* Seymour Krelborn, the protagonist of ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''.
** From the same musical, Audrey applies even moreso. Not because she contributed more to the destruction of the world, but because she's even more of a Woobie. Her [[spoiler:dying]] words made humanity's salvation impossible - entirely by accident.
* Vince in the third act of ''Theatre/BuriedChild''.



* Voldemort in ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' is only the way he is because no one ever loved him...and maybe with Quirrel, things would be okay?

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