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1[[quoteright:350:[[Anime/DigimonFrontier https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/digimon_frontier_screenshot_0219_7.jpg]]]]²²->''Hey, wait a minute. I can't defend everything I did back in junior high, I mean who can? But let's face it, when you show up at school wearing a tweed blazer with elbow patches and carrying a valise, I mean, I think the guilt here is fifty-fifty.''²-->-- '''Danny Kreasel''' to Niles Crane, ''Series/{{Frasier}}''²²The HighSchool[=/=]JuniorHigh ChewToy.²²We know KidsAreCruel at times, but unfortunately for some kids, they're more susceptible to being picked on, teased and bullied. It could be how they dress, how they act, how they look, and possibly for bad actions in the past. In any case, it's only them that's singled out. TheBully or a GangOfBullies makes their school days a living hell. Their days at school are filled with wedgies, being stuffed in lockers, being subject to cruel gossip and even worse. These characters usually project meekness and timidness which makes it easier for them to be targeted.²²PlayedForLaughs, this could lead to some funny gags. But when PlayedForDrama, the character's plight will make you cringe as well as cry. This character isn't the CoolLoser, that's usually saved for the protagonist who will more often than not befriend the BullyMagnet out of the kindness of their hearts. ²²The BullyMagnet is usually a {{geek}}, {{nerd}}, or a [[LonersAreFreaks loner]] (oftentimes [[AlwaysMale a boy]]) and on the bottom of the PopularityFoodChain. A favorite target of the JerkJock or AlphaBitch.²²Also see to AllOfTheOtherReindeer for characters outcast out of other settings other than a school one/between children and usually applied to TheHero or the {{Villain}}.²²Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision for people who were bullied in the past. This is a delicate topic for some, [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment so post examples with caution without]] UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming.²²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'': Haruyuki Arita (Silver Crow) hasn't known a day of Junior High yet where he hasn't been bullied or threatened by the school tough Aria and his gang. It does not help that Haru actively cuts off any outside support from his friends to deal with the problem out of shame for not being able to himself. It's a sign of his character progression when [[TheSociopath Nomi]] tries to put him back in this situation that he doesn't just lie down and take it.²* As shown in the example image, Tomoki/[[DubNameChange Tommy]] from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' is bullied into the train to the Digital World by two older boys when we first meet him. It's indicated that it's due to him being ProneToTears, and throughout the anime he becomes braver and even saves his two bullies from danger.²* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': This is a huge part of Nobita's role as a FailureHero. Him being bullied (both physically and emotionally) by Gian and Suneo provides the plot of roughly 70% of the episodes, but he still hangs out with them. Sometimes the other kids of the baseball team join in with bullying him as well.²* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': It's established at the very beginning that [[TheHero Izuku Midoriya]] was bullied for ten years straight by his classmates (with [[EvilFormerFriend Katsuki Bakugou]] being the most relentless) because he is [[{{Unsorcerer}} Quirkless]] and the teachers allowed it because of FantasticRacism. Once he got a Quirk and made it to U.A., this disappeared.²* ''Anime/SonicX'': While this is usually an aspect of Tails's backstory before he met Sonic, actually provided a flashback where the audience gets to see some of the other kids breaking Tails' stuff.²* Being born with the Zodiac curse seems to doom this for Sohma family members with more unusual natural hair colors in ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. In particular, poor Kisa briefly stopped going to school because her classmates just wouldn't stop ignoring/laughing at her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Animation]]²* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'', Arthur Pendragon is introduced as the least popular student in his school, so low on the social-ladder that even the ''nerds'' bully him.²* Theodore is apparently having this problem in ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunksMeetTheWolfman''. That Alvin will actively run interference for his little brother is one of the few good things the school principal has to say about him.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]²* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': Marty [=McFly=] finds that in 1955, his father George was bullied by Biff Tannen just like in 1985, but what establishes how lowly George was back then is that his classmates picked on him, too, as Marty notices him walking around the school with a [[KickMePrank "Kick Me" sign]] on his back and other people happily kicking him.²* In the movie ''Film/Little2019'', it was revealed in the beginning that Jordan was an easy target for bullying in middle school because of her love of science and how she looked. The film actually deconstructs this, as this was what led to Jordan acting like a raging asshole to not only her employees, but to almost everyone she meets. She becomes this again when she's magically aged back into a middle schooler and the kids bully her for her natural hair and clothes.²* In the movie ''Film/{{Ted}}'', the main character John Bennett was an easy target for bullies. Even the other bullied kids didn’t like him and joined in on the bullying.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* Tobias of ''Series/{{Animorphs}}'' was this at the beginning of the series, in fact the first time Jake met Tobias was when two bullies were giving him a {{swirlie}}. It's never made clear why Tobias was bullied so harshly but he was a meek, timid kid before getting involved in the interstellar war and going through serious CharacterDevelopment.²* Linda Fischer of ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'' is picked on due to her weight (even though it's indicated she isn't even the biggest kid in the school), and this gradually escalates to the point where she's physically and emotionally tormented on the regular.²* Brian Bund of ''Literature/GeographyClub'', both the book and movie. He is described as gangly and awkward and is regularly tormented by the jocks. [[spoiler: Later, after Russel is seemingly outed at school, Brian takes the steps to submit an application for a gay-straight alliance to take the heat off Russell, showing he's still a stand up guy.]]²* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':²** In the first book, it's briefly mentioned that Harry was this trope at the Muggle school he attended before Hogwarts. His situation largely improves when he gets to Hogwarts, but then he gets the ire of Draco and Snape, his ''teacher''.²** Snape himself was unpopular at school when he was younger, and the victim of many students, including Harry's own father.²* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'':²** Gary Lutz of ''Why I'm Afraid of Bees'', an awkward nerd who gets beaten up by bullies on the regular.²** Ricky Beamer from ''Calling All Creeps''. With all the bullying he goes through, nobody [[note]]apart from [[LoveInterest Iris]], though this is in the TV adaptation; in the original novel, she inexplicably disappears during the final act [[/note]] is surprised when he snaps [[spoiler:and joins the Creeps' AssimilationPlot that enslaves the whole school by turning them into Creeps]].²* Ben Hanscom from ''Literature/{{It}}'', in the book series and [[Film/It1990 both]] [[Film/It2017 films]]. He's a tubby, shy bookish kid and he gets bullied heavily, including Henry Bowers who cuts an "H" into his stomach with a knife. He grows out of this when he gets older and gains much more confidence and loses a lot of weight. Beverly Marsh is a BullyMagnet too due to her reputation, but to a much lesser extent as she doesn't let it bother her.²* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': [[TheHero Taylor]] [[AntiHero Hebert]] was relentlessly bullied through several years by an AlphaBitch posse led by [[TheSociopath Sophia Hess]] because Hebert, not wishing to fight back against the bullying, was designated by Hess as "prey" (she follows a ''very'' animalistic version of TheSocialDarwinist filosophy). Because of various reasons (but that can all be placed under [[CrapsackWorld a very grim example]] of "AdultsAreUseless") Hebert was left to try to bear it alone... until the day she got a borderline DeadlyPrank and this led to her Trigger Event.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/ThirteenReasonsWhy'': Tyler Down, a geeky awkward teenager. He was already low on the totem pole at school due to his perceived creepiness towards girls, but his possible culpability in Hannah Baker's death and later having a nude photo of him circulate around the school makes his situation worse. In season two, he starts acting out and is sent to a camp for teens with behavioral issues and comes back a lot more mellow. [[spoiler: And then he is attacked in the school's bathroom and then ''brutally raped with a mop handle.'']]²* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': All four the main nerds claim they spent most of their lives being bullied.²-->'''Leonard''': There's this guy, Jimmy Speckerman, who used to torment me in high school. \²'''Sheldon''': Is this the fellow who peed in your Hawaiian Punch?\²'''Leonard''': No, that was a different guy.\²'''Sheldon''': Was he the one who wedgied you so hard, your testicle reascended, and you spent your whole Christmas break waiting for it to come back down?\²'''Leonard''': No, that was a different, different guy.\²'''Sheldon''': Was he the one who used your head to open a nut?\²'''Leonard''': No.\²'''Sheldon''': Oh, oh, oh. Was he the one who made you eat your arm hair?\²'''Leonard''': No, but, actually, that was this guy's sister.²* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'':²** Rick Murray, though initially he was ostracized from the student body for a good reason - his abuse of his girlfriend ended up putting her in a coma and sent away to another school. When he comes back to school after undergoing therapy, he is ReformedButRejected and bullied heavily under the guise of making the school safe. After a particularly cruel public prank, he does get a few apologies tossed towards him. But due to a tragic misunderstanding, he does end up bringing a gun to school and shoots a student and ends up accidentally shooting himself.²** Irene who only appeared in the 14th season was picked on a lot by the girls of the cheerleading squad, but good girl Frankie ends up befriending her.²* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'': The titular character is bullied and antagonized by the majority of the school it seems, due to being the only black student. For example, "Everybody Hates Caruso" has the episode's titular school bully step down after getting a beatdown for a former victim. This prompts nearly the entire student body to fill in for school bully, with Chris being a prime target.²* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Steve Urkel gets this because he is an annoying ExtravertedNerd. The episodes where he is antagonized by the JerkJock or school bully of the week (who is different in every episode) are too many to count. And when he is asked to supervise an English class for his absent teacher, he is bullied by the entire class.²* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Niles confronts his former Junior High school bully, Danny Kreasel. Danny expresses regret over his past actions, but points out in his defense that Niles showed up to school in a tweed blazer with elbow patches carrying a valise.²* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'': This is [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by George and Carmen in one episode when they try to deal with Max constantly being beat up at school. George believes it's because of Angie teaching him that "bullies are friends who don't know how special you are", which George justifiably believes is guaranteed to get one's ass kicked if spoken out loud. Carmen is convinced it's because Angie still buys him nerdy clothes instead of cool clothes.²* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': In one episode, Al Capone finds out while conversing with his wife over dinner that his son is one of these at school. [[WorseWithContext To make things worse]], [[BullyingTheDisabled the poor kid is deaf]] and when Capone asks what kind of kid would be so low as to bully a deaf kid, his wife reminds him that their son goes to a special school for the deaf and all the other kids are similarly disabled -- [[TeensAreMonsters they are just]] [[DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery plain assholes.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* The entire nerd clique from ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' gets pushed around by every other clique at the school. Pete Kowalski is one as well, as he belongs to no clique and he deals with abuse even from his "friend" Gary.²* Mikan Tsumiki from ''VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair'' is an ExtremeDoormat who spends most of her life apologizing for her very existence and even puts off those attempting to be nice to her with her creepy, clingy behavior. As a result she's mercilessly bullied, to the point where she's started to view being abused as the closest she can get to affection and even welcoming and encouraging it to some degree.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Webcomics]]²* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'': [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/Low_on_funds One strip]] implies that the {{nerd}}y, {{introver|sionTropes}}ted Ruby was something of a bully magnet in her schooldays, leading her to cut herself off from much human interaction. Like a lot of people of this type, she discovers that the big wide world sucks less than high school.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':²** Danny Fenton getting it from the school's JerkJock and his friends and being looked down by the popular girls and boys.²** One-off villain Pointdexter, the ghost of a former student from Casper high who is legendary for the amount of bullying he endured in life. It was to the point that the principal had the kids ''[[UpToEleven bully him as a requirement to graduate]]''. He presently haunts the same locker he had in life (now Danny's) which is a portal that leads a ghostly version of Casper High where he relives his school life. ²* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'':²** Timmy Turner. His babysitter Vicky, the bully Francis, and even his teacher Mr. Crocker like to torment him more than everyone else. Parodied in "Deja Vu", where Timmy manages to scare off his bully Francis, making him technically the school's bully by default. Unfortunately, that makes him an instant target from the bullies of ''other'' schools, who all line up to take him.²** Cosmo in high school was not only bullied by the resident JerkJock, but was also so pathetic even his school's math club joined in the harassment. ²* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Meg gets this at school from the AlphaBitch and other students, and even at home from her own family, for no apparent reason aside from being "ugly" and unpopular. The one episode in which she tries to stop her family's bullying, she ends up [[StatusQuoIsGod having to sit back and take it]] because unless she's the "lightning rod" to the Griffins' unrelenting horribleness, the family will [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown literally]] tear itself apart by bullying each other.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' ²** Deconstructed in an episode when Michael was a target of bullying due to him being CampStraight. He ends up getting fed up and rages at his tormentors.²** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Oscar, as he is just a victim of slapstick and bad luck. You would think Oscar was this in his middle and high school days, but ''he'' was the one who was the bully.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'': Gus Griswald is the new kid and is immediately on the low pecking order until he finds refuge with a group of the other main characters, but even then sometimes he gets bullied. For example, when the AlphaBitch GirlPosse the Ashleys start ranking students based on popularity from 10 to 1, Gus gets a 0.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ²** Lisa Simpson, in the occasional episode where she is target of bullying, has been the recipient [[DependingOnTheWriter of multiple reasons]]: because she is a nerd, because she doesn't follows the clique rules of other girl students, because she is not as pretty as the rest, because she's a blonde and the bully's initial assumption is that she is a DumbBlonde, because she is a SoapboxSadie and somebody got fed up with it... in one episode she even tries to discover what makes a bully constantly beat her up and [[SpaceWhaleAesop she discovers that bullies are a]] HumanSubspecies who have a natural drive to attack people who give off certain pheromones (like nerds).²** [[StrawLoser Milhouse]] and [[TeachersPet Martin]] get it worse, as they are the favorite targets of Nelson and the GangOfBullies Jimbo, Dolph and Kearney.²** Bart is also a frequent target of bullying, though that [[DependingOnTheWriter depends on how popular is he in that episode]].²* ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock:'' Deconstructed in the VerySpecialEpisode "Jimmy". The character Jimmy was an easy target of bullying. He got so fed up that he brought a gun to school. Unfortunately, Jimmy has to spend months in juvy because victim or not, [[RealityEnsues he still broke the law by bringing a gun to school]].²* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Baljeet, a BollywoodNerd, is the favorite target of Buford the bully, to the point that Baljeet finding another bully to pick on him is treated like a break-up complete with “reconciliation” at the end. (As CharacterizationMarchesOn, they become more like VitriolicBestBuds.)²[[/folder]]²----

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