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1%% Image kept on page per Image Pickin' thread:²%% Please do not change or remove either without starting a new thread.²%%²[[quoteright:277:]]²[[caption-width-right:277:[[VisualPun What a pussy]].]]²%%²%% Caption selected per above IP thread. Please do not replace or remove without discussion here:²%%²%%²²->''"They can't break you if you don't have a spine."''²-->-- '''Wally''', ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''²²Humble, [[TheQuietOne quiet]], [[BlindObedience obedient]], [[TheStoic stoic]]; the Extreme Doormat is all of these virtues...and that's all they are. A doormat, for those who do not know the slang expression, is someone who lets other people walk all over them. They lack drive, ambition, and even ''opinions''. Something about them just drives them to make ''everyone'' happy even at the expense of their own happiness and kowtow to every order and insult they're given, no matter how ridiculous or unfair it may be to them.²²Naturally, such a narratively-empty character won't start drama, so they're usually a SatelliteCharacter, BattleButler, trusty companion, or part of a love harem for the more active hero. Part of being the Extreme Doormat is they will obey just about any command from their love/hero/superior officer short of the suicidal ones (and sometimes [[DrivenToSuicide even those]]). Sometimes, this can result from an EmptyShell with combat training under MindControl.²²A common plot for the Extreme Doormat is the discovery or growth of their own personality and [[GrewaSpine backbone]]. Be it by having a true friend TeachHimAnger, [[DidYouThinkICantFeel confronting their (ab)user]] or being the subject of CharacterDevelopment or even a MookFaceTurn when the hero who treats them nicely encourages them to [[MookFaceTurn abandon]] a [[BadBoss boss who doesn't]], or a "lover" who [[AllTakeAndNoGive keeps them dependent]]. Frequently ApologisesALot.²²Often the victim of those TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity.²²Contrast YamatoNadeshiko and SilkHidingSteel, both of which ''appear'' to be this trope but have a hidden, ironclad backbone, and HairTriggerTemper, who will ''overreact'' about anything. Compare and contrast LoveMartyr, which is, mostly, not this trope.²²----²!!Examples:²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:Anime & Manga]]²* Cooro from ''Manga/PlusAnima''. While he has his own opinions and was a CheerfulChild who loves [[TrademarkFavoriteFood apples]], he won't go against anyone's decisions, even if they were made under stress, frustration or stubbornness. While the early chapters pointed it out, it wasn't until the final volume that it was properly addressed.²* Fumi of ''Manga/AoiHana''. She gets better.²* Bertolt Hoover, from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. He seems to be exceptionally aware of his own failings, and resigned to it even with his exceptional talents as a soldier. However, his claims that he has "no will" of his own and simply goes along with what society expects from him [[spoiler:leave absolutely horrifying implications when it's revealed that he is the Colossal Titan and a spy sent to infiltrate and exterminate humanity]].²* Lithuania in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' seems to border on this- he's sweet, humble, obedient, and pretty happy considering how much he gets bossed about, especially by BadBoss Russia and [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Poland.²* Tick Jefferson of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' tells Luck that he'll do anything to prove his worth to them. He'll also do anything that will let him [[TortureTechnician use his scissors.]]²* Train from the anime version of ''Manga/BlackCat'' was this for quite a few episodes during his time in Chronos. Speaking in a monotone, hardly having any opinion on anything, and being quietly [[{{Wangst}} wangsty]]. He was also the strongest assassin in Chronos.²* Nemu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a somewhat Rei-like example of the trope. In her case, she was actually created by MadScientist Mayuri to serve as his obedient assistant. He has no compunction about injuring or even potentially kill her, as he can simply rebuild her. And yet she still cares for him on some level.²** Also, Hanataro Yamada.²* Haji from ''Anime/BloodPlus'' is characterized entirely by his complete devotion to Saya and his obedience to her wishes, even when she makes him promise to [[spoiler:kill her. Her adopted brother Kai finally goads him into expressing his BodyguardCrush at the end of the series.]]²* [[{{Meido}} Fiore]] from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'', who calls herself 'only a doll' and lives only to serve Joshua and [[BigBad Aion]].²* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Kallen Stadfeldt/Kouzuki's biological mother, an Eleven maid who was used by an adulterous Britannian, seems to be one of these, which earns her the scorn of the family and disappointment from Kallen's part. [[spoiler:Kallen mistook her mom's devotion towards her and her dead brother Naoto as devotion towards the father, and when ''[[TearJerker heartbreakingly]]'' proved wrong, she had a change of heart and decided to make Mrs. Kouzuki her reason to keep on fighting, aside of Zero and the Black Knights.]]²* Dolls in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' are generally this, although some develop the ability to think for themselves to an extent.²* Gohan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was one for most of the series: a total MommasBoy who worked diligently at his studies, whenever Goku wasn't stealing him for more training to save the world. CharacterizationMarchesOn, however, and we see him gradually learning to stand up for himself and the people he cares about in the Namek saga, though Vegeta's criticism still got him to clam up. Even when he was a teenager, Videl managed to blackmail him into submission.²* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'':²** Anri Sonohara. She eventually starts to develop a spine.²** Also, Saki Mikajima. She'll listen to whatever Izaya tells her to do, even if it means endangering her life. Even after she betrays him, she continues loyally obeying him afterward, too.²* Tetsuma in ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is this to his old friend Kid, to the point he is very LiteralMinded and takes orders to the extreme, doing ONLY what Kid told him to do. It was only after Monta defeated him in a catching battle that Tetsuma began to develop his own ambitions and more emotions.²* Shirou Emiya, main character of ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate/stay night]]''. Inspired by the man who saved his life, he dreams of being a superhero who can create a world where nobody ever has to suffer. ...But before the plot kicks in, he's basically just a high schooler whose war on suffering takes the form of doing various chores and repairs for his classmates, all of whom routinely dump work on him. Some of them are polite and grateful about it... and some of them, such as Shinji Matou, don't even bother to pretend that they're not taking advantage of him. That said, if you actually [[BerserkButton hurt anyone in front of him]], [[BewareTheNiceOnes his more heroic side will emerge]].²* Tohru Honda from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' starts out like this. She constantly apologizes for the smallest of things, rarely stands up for herself, often chooses to belittle or instantly forgive very serious wrongs done to her, and is very much a [[ThePollyanna Pollyanna]]. Much of the series centers around Tohru steadily gaining the courage to face herself and her problems and to defend what she loves.²* [[LazyBum Sloth]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is ''so'' lazy, he lacks the basic will to say no to what Father and the other Homunculi tell him to do.²* Yukiteru Amano of ''Manga/FutureDiary'' starts out as an Extreme Doormat, and becomes less of one as the series goes on.²* Yugi Moto of ''Manga/YuGiOh'' starts out as one, particularly in the early episodic period. He frequently does as bullies tell him to instead of getting help, even when the situation escalates to the point when he could get hurt. One chapter has him forced to sell tickets for a bully classmate's concert. The bully classmate is a terrible singer, so Yugi can't sell a single ticket. Yugi then volunteers to take tickets from another classmate, so he has even more he can't sell. He does all this knowing not selling a ticket will earn him a beating, but promises to watch the classmate's concert himself to make up for it. Yugi growing to stand up for himself is the major arc of his character development.²* Sanada Yukimura from ''Manga/{{Gate 7}}'' is so much of a doormat that he's [[BigShutUp called to shut up]] by his students...''kindergarten students''.²* Yukinari Sasaki from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''. Granted, he ''tries'' to stand up for himself when people ridicule him but he usually ends up backing down. People mock him for this by saying "You're too much of a coward to talk back! If you're a man then act like one!" Also, he takes frequent beatings from his friend Kirie for being an AccidentalPervert and hardly ever complains to her about it afterwards. He also never decides to say, stop being friends with her and frequently blames himself for when bad things happen to him.²* Ayumi of ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari''. When she's chosen as the receptionist at the fashion contest and can't move from the hall, she even gets a comment from Yuusuke, that it suits her just perfectly.²* Hinata from ''VisualNovel/H2OFootprintsInTheSand'' acts this way initially towards her grandfather.²* Yuki Nagato in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' starts out as this, but [[CharacterDevelopment reveals]] independence, free will and opinions over the course of the story. Ultimately, her loyalty lies to [[TheProtagonist Kyon]], more than her [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Boss]] or TheLeader [[PhysicalGod Haruhi]].²** Present-day Mikuru seems to fit this trope. It's hinted that Mikuru is less of a 100% doormat than she looks like, [[ObfuscatingStupidity pretending to be super ultra submissive in order to hide her true identity]]. Plus there's evidence that if Mikuru ''wasn't'' an extreme doormat, Haruhi would ''make'' [[RealityWarper her one]]. Future-Mikuru, on the other hand...²* The Captain from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' basically follows Major around like a big, quiet dog that doesn't do anything unless commanded to. Which sort of makes sense considering [[spoiler:he's a werewolf]].²* ''Manga/HoneyHunt'': Yura, up until her AbusiveParents divorce and reveal they couldn't care less about her. This results in her first SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome when she tearfully announces to the press that she no longer considers them her parents and that "people like them should just burn in hell". Even after that though, she still shows instances of this trope at times.²* Hatsumi from ''Manga/HotGimmick'' is so spineless she nearly defines this trope.²** A spoilery example to back that up: Hatsumi is so spectacularly doormat-like that she actually [[spoiler:apologizes to a guy while he's having her gang-raped by his friends. She's apologizing because of something her father did to the gang-rapist's mother, which prompted the gang-rapist to attack Hatsumi as a form of proxy revenge. I repeat: she's apologizing to her rapist for something she didn't even do.]] The cherry on top: [[spoiler:we later find out that it was ''someone else's'' father who wronged the gang-rapist's mother, not Hatsumi's. The whole thing was a ShaggyDogStory.]]²* Soushi of ''Manga/InuXBokuSS'', who became a ProfessionalButtKisser in order to appeal to his higher ups and worm his way to freedom from a life-long house arrest. One of his previous masters noted that he'd willingly do an embarrassing act with a smile on his face. He's something of a subversion since he uses this tactic to [[GuileHero achieve his own ends]], but it's also true he assigns so little value to his life that he'd even commit suicide if that was what was wished of him.²* Tsuna from ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', though he gets better somewhat. Kozato Enma even more so. They become fast friends mainly because of how they can relate to each other in this aspect.²* Byaku from ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}'' is an example of this trope who is also a BigBad of a major arc. Having no drive or desires of his own, he spends both his flashback and the main story fulfilling wishes of whatever woman happens to be next to him, no matter how potentially dangerous to him, her and innocent bystanders, not because he loves them or anything, but seemingly because he can't think of anything better to do [[spoiler:although the manga suggests that he loved Hime after all.]] This is presented as extremely creepy.²* Sawako from ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' is this normally, but it's subverted when she refuses to help Kurumi get together with Kazehaya, on the basis she can't support her fully due to her own feelings for Kazehaya.²* The titular character from ''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline'' is a girl who can't decline requests. Downplayed however, since she ''does'' say no every so often. The joke of the series, however, is that she becomes extremely competent at nearly anything she does, provided she's been asked to do it, first.²* ''Manga/KotouraSan'''s [[{{Telepathy}} titular]] [[PowerIncontinence heroine]]. Haruka doesn't speak up because she would likely and [[InnocentlyInsensitive unintentionally]] reveal [[ people's inner selves]] which often infuriates them even more and validates their AbominationAccusationAttack hence why she's the perfect victim from their perspective. Because of this, she doesn't even bother trying to be social which [[HurtingHero is affecting her mental health]] despite how much her she denies it. Much of the show is devoted to [[CharacterDevelopment having her growing away from this]].²* Lucciola in ''Anime/LastExile'' starts out this way, but his loyalty and friendship to Dio helped him take the initiative to save him. [[spoiler:[[TearJerker And then he dies. * Sniff* ]]]]²* ''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'': For a tsundere, Natsumi has serious problems saying "no", especially when challenged to "prove" she's worthy to marry Shoutarou. This has led to her being groped by slimy salarymen in a cabaret, and being utilized for slave labor by her in-laws, among other things.²* Keitaro of ''Manga/LoveHina''. He constantly lets the girls walk all over him and beat him up, even though as the landlord of the girls dormitory where they live, he could EASILY evict them at any point. In fact, it's ONLY because he's a doormat that the girls still have a roof over their heads!²* Soubi in ''{{Manga/Loveless}}.'' Ritsuka tries to break him out of it, but Seimei would prefer he stay that way.²* Fate Testarossa in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Despite being repeatedly abused by her mother, Fate remains loyal to her until the end, when Nanoha finally [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends]] her.²** Justified because she remembers [[spoiler:how Precia treated Alicia]], and doesn't know that [[spoiler:those aren't her memories]].²* Minor character Miya from ''Anime/MaiOtome'' is an unhappy and unwilling accomplice to all of [[spoiler:Tomoe's]] misdeeds, but is afraid to stand up to her. She ultimately [[spoiler:gets blamed for everything and is forced to leave school permanently, never to be seen again]].²* In ''Manga/MekkoRarekko'', we have two of them.²** First we have Buchi that was bullied a lot while in elementary school. He did make a friend in first grade Hamamura, but out of nowhere he told Buchi that he's no friend of his and Buchi has wondered what he to do make him hate him. We also learn that Hamamura also bullied Buchi after that for a while. He held everything inside and he didn't show anyone any emotions because he didn't want anyone to hate him. Especially his only friend Yamano Taishou. [[spoiler: He even held his feelings in when he was raped by Taishou in the second volume just because he didn't want to be hated. In the fifth volume, after Fukami rapes him, Fukami realizes this and that's one of the reasons that he moved away. In the seventh volume, after having a talk with a friend, Buchi admits that he's an ExtremeDoormat and that he held his emotions because he didn't want to be hated by his friends.]]²** Taishou isn't as extreme (no pun intended) as Buchi, but when he was in first grade, he always wanted to be close to Amanuma because he looked up to him back then and he thought he was cool. However Amanuma was basically great at everything in school unlike Taishou who was an average student at best. Because of that, Amanuma would bully and even torture Taishou a lot. Eventually it got so bad that Taishou had to transfer to a new school to get away from Amanuma's cruelty.²* Hong Long from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is a prime example. Not only does he suffer from being [[TheUnfavorite the less desired child in his family]], but he spends his time taking Wang Liu Mei's abuse and criticism without resentment. The ultimate example of this is at the end of his run where, [[spoiler: after they escape the destruction of the Trinity Mothership, they are cornered by Nena Trinity, who has grown tired of being treated as a utility by Liu Mei. As she plans to put a bullet in her, Hong Long takes the shot... and another, and another. Pushing Liu Mei out of harm's way and telling her to live, he confronts Nena... and gets a bullet in his head for his troubles. [[SenselessSacrifice Not only does Liu Mei not appreciate it, but Nena STILL gets her revenge.]]]]²* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Tenma starts off as a complete bitch of his fiancee and his boss, who publishes his research under his own name and takes credit for his extremely difficult surgeries. Although he grows a spine early in the series' run, both his and Eva's flashbacks characterize him as woefully passive and exploitable.²* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':²** Hinata was shown to be one of these during her childhood. Her interactions with Naruto enable her to grow out of it.²** Don't forget about Sakura. She's this around Sasuke, especially in Part I. The scene in the hospital shows it quite well, with Sakura not doing anything to call Sasuke out on his actions.²** ''Itachi'' of all people, fits this trope pretty well, combining it with WellIntentionedExtremist and MyCountryRightOrWrong. What's that, Danzou? You need me to kill my entire clan to prevent a war? No problem! Okay, it's not that simple, but you get the point.²** Speaking of Danzo, his ideal of a shinobi leans toward this: An individual with exceptional combat skills, a willingness to die for his country, and no emotions or opinions to prevent him from doing so. He does his best to mold Root in this image but falls short himself, to his own disgust.²** Unfortunately for the Shinobi, this is also true for the Daimyo. They all seem to be pretty spineless, not to mention stupid.. And they're supposed to lead the country? ²* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':²** Shinji, the protagonist, has, due to extreme issues with ParentalAbandonment (his mother died when he was young, and his emotionally distant father left him in the care of a guardian shortly afterwards) developed a subconscious belief that he is unwanted and has no value as a person and he therefore has no real drive to anything for and by himself, leading him to adopt a life philosophy of keeping his head down and doing what he is told. ²** There is also [[TheStoic Rei]], who shows no emotion, carries out any order given to her with absolute obedience, and has no problem being considered completely expendable for the sake of the mission. On one occasion, she even admitted that she would kill herself without a second thought if Gendo ordered her to; there's a reason Asuka calls her a wind-up doll.²* Lala-Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' is an Extreme Doormat in all but one respect. She can provide water with the use of her pendant, which is an invaluable ability in her desert planet... so much so that wars have been fought over her, often ''civil'' wars. She has thus retreated into extreme [[TheStoic stoicism]] and refuses to give anyone water when told, since it just causes death. In this regard, she is more steely than an iron mine, taking heaps of abuse and threats (and implied rape) rather than give in. By the series' end, she [[spoiler:becomes a DefrostingIceQueen and MamaBear, using her power to help save Sho and her loved ones.]] Super ending spoiler: [[spoiler:she even makes a HeroicSacrifice to fill the planet with oceans.]]²** Abelia is also this towards King Hamdo for most of the series. No matter how much he shrieks and rants and raves at her, or how insane/barbaric his orders, she quietly carries out his instructions and never, ever speaks back or shows signs of being disgruntled. [[spoiler:She gets over it.]]²* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a minor villain in the Dressrosa Arc named Baby 5. She cannot say no to ''anyone''. Because of this, she's been engaged multiple times, and has a debt of nearly a hundred million. Even in battle, she accepted a sarcastic request from her enemy to just die and was prepared to shoot herself before that same enemy stopped her. While this was at first played for laughs, [[spoiler: it became HarsherInHindsight when her backstory was revealed. She was abandoned by her parents as a small child, with the last thing her mother said to her being "you're of no use to anyone." This is why she's so utterly desperate to feel needed. Even so, when one of her fellow villains says [[ImStandingRightHere right in front of her]] that their group only values her because she's "convenient" (and not because they actually care about her at all), she breaks down crying.]]²* Yaya Higuchi from ''Manga/{{Othello}}'' has been tolerating all her life being bullied and being toyed with by her supposed friends, without ''ever'' following her own wishes. Her cosplay hobby helped her to escape reality, but once this is discovered, she develops the Nana personality. However, since her original personality isn't aware of Nana's existence, she thinks she's going crazy and losing her memory, making her even more pitiful. [[spoiler: By the end of the manga, she learns to stand up for herself.]]²* Gilbert Nightray of ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is often this to his master Oz, but with Alice he normally stands up to her.²* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Mytho starts out as an extreme doormat, since he kinda [[HeartTrauma shattered his heart]], rendering him completely emotionless. The only thing he ever does of his own volition ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]) is [[ChronicHeroSyndrome protecting the weak]].²* Mousse of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' but only if Shampoo is doing the walking. In a later manga story: the Mask of Submission is a pair of glasses that causes whoever is seen through them to kneel and grovel, ''begging'' to be trod upon. He uses them on Ranma a few times to satisfy his ego, then Shampoo, the girl he is a StalkerWithACrush towards, asked him to stop using them. Upon his initial refusal, she told him he was pathetic for taking advantage of items created to protect those who had no other way to fight off martial artists. Then he deliberately puts them on backwards, so ''he's'' the one begging and groveling.²** Also [[WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu]] towards Ukyo (She takes advantage of him ''a lot'') and [[CanonForeigner Sasuke]] [[BumblingSidekick towards Kuno]].²* Anthy from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' is actually described as being "less forceful than a doormat", but the truth is a [[ObfuscatingStupidity bit different]]. [[spoiler:She and her brother deliberately play up this trope in order to convince others that their plans for the future are honest, and then to convince themselves that their [[IronicHell plans for her are righteous.]] And her EmotionlessGirl act is a result of the '''massive''' trauma she's gone through and the way her brother keeps her emotionally anesthetized through their abusive relationship.]]²** Utena herself tries to become one of these in episode 12 to cope with losing a duel to Touga and losing Anthy. Fortunately, Wakaba snaps her out of it.²* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', Kenshin was this during his days as an assassin. He never asked questions, made conversation, or gave his opinion with his superiors who gave him orders to kill. He only [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what was necessary]] to bring on the new era - even if it would cost him his sanity in the end.²* Rei from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' is a bit lacking in the ability to stand up for himself, especially when it comes to Kyoko, who regularly belittles him without receiving complaints and attempts to manipulate him into losing. [[DownplayedTrope While he refuses the her worst of her commands]], he's never able to completely turn her away and always acquiesces to her smaller (but still generally unreasonable) requests. His narrative heavily implies it's because of his affections toward her.²* Kotonoha from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' due to her insecurity.²* Minato Sahashi of ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' is often pushed around by his mother and sister. However, he stands up for his friends when it counts.²* Aine Yukimura of ''Manga/SensualPhrase'', especially in the manga.²* Ichimiya in ''Manga/ServantXService'' is often defined by his lack of self-confidence or backbone, to the degree that despite being Hasebe's direct supervisor, he has ''absolutely no air of authority''.²* Natsu from ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' lacks any kind of spine and will not voice her displeasure about anything, even when she's bullied or mocked by other people and apologize a lot, even when it isn't her fault. [[CharacterDevelopment She does get better, though.]]²* Fuyuki from ''Manga/SgtFrog'' qualifies most of the time. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Push him too far]], though, and he's so terrifying, the manga can't even show his face.²* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'': After discovering that it was not Rin's fault that her beloved mother died (it was indirectly her fault), Kaede Fuyou becomes a HouseWife whose only purpose in life was, according to her, "to serve Rin-kun" so she can make up to him for all the tremendous abuse she piled on Rin (who willingly took the blame because Kaede was this close to just let herself die by despair) before the discovery.²* Rodoreamon from ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' starts like this, then grows a spine as the series progresses. By the DistantFinale, she's become the IronLady.²* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' starts Kyoko Mogami off as one. After being abandoned by her emotionally distant mother, Kyoko was raised to [[StepfordSmiler never show her real feelings]], and she chose to not speak up about things bothering her. When Sho breaks her world-view and reveals he never saw her as anything but a worthless childhood friend, she realizes that she has been letting people take advantage of and walk all over her for years. Even her skills in tea ceremony came from being shaped into a {{ryokan}} mistress. A good portion of her development revolves around her refusing to be a doormat anymore.²* Subverted with Yasuharu Yasuda of ''Manga/SlamDunk''. He is often pushed around by Hanamichi Sakuragi, but stands up for his teammates when it counts.²* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Ken Kaneki's mother raised him with the belief that "it's better to be hurt than to hurt others." Unfortunately, Kaneki's {{abusive|Parents}} aunt [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity took advantage of this at every opportunity]], and his mom eventually worked herself to death trying to support herself, her son, and said aunt, [[spoiler:in addition to being a {{Hypocrite}} who abused Kaneki as much as her sister did]]. Kaneki initially clings to this as a motto in life, but abandons it once a hallucination of the ghoul Rize makes him realize that his mother's inability to stand up to her sister [[spoiler:and refusal to follow her own advice]] not only killed her but left him alone.²* Arcee in ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters''. After being an ActionGirl throughout [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the movie]] and season 3, she was turned into a docile, subservient secretary, who didn't wield a weapon once in the entire series, and rarely left the "office".²* Legato Bluesummers from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' wants to be one of these for his master Knives. He even admits in the manga that he has no reason to live without Knives, and eventually he [[spoiler: gives up his own life just to torment [[TheHero Vash]], whom Knives had ordered to make suffer]].²* Hiren, funeral guide to Dante in ''Manga/UndertakerRiddle'', is such an Extreme Doormat [[HappinessInSlavery that he seems to have no problem referring to himself as "Master Dante's dog."]] This is despite the fact that Undertaker duos are typically supposed to be on equal footing, and Hiren being a stronger fighter than Dante. That being said, when Dante's in danger, [[HiddenBadass Hiren suddenly becomes very determined and commanding]]...then as soon as the danger's been averted reverts to his normal self again. He's not quite so subservient to anyone else, but still apologises a lot and never cares to stand up for himself.²* ''Manga/VictorianRomanceEmma'': Monica's husband, which might be part of why she married him.²* In ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', this is the personality of [[spoiler:Thorfinn]], a slave in the second arc living on Ketill's farm. [[spoiler:After having his [[{{Revenge}} purpose in life]] killed during the first arc]], he has simply resigned himself to a life devoid of meaning and barely emotes beyond downcast politeness. [[spoiler:Much of the second arc involves Thorfinn finding a way out of this funk and becoming a new man.]]²* Nataku in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'', as it befits him for his nature [[spoiler:as a dead little girl's clone.]]²* Masato and Miku of ''Manga/{{Zeorymer}}'' are both the most doormatty of Extreme Doormats.²* ''Manga/KemonoJihen'' has Kabane. His EvilAunt knows that he's half-ghoul, thoroughly stomped all over his self-esteem and exploiting him for manual labor for not being fully human. By the time he's rescued from her by Kohachi Inugami, Kabane has no idea how to spend time for himself. On a slow day at the office, he sits and stares at the corner and waits for instructions because he doesn't know what else to do.²* Mihashi Ren from ''Manga/BigWindup'' suffers from extreme self-confidence issues due to getting bullied all three years at middle school by his own teammates from the baseball club. The bullying, combined with his naturally sensitive personality has left him with next to zero confidence and a great deal of mental health problems. He [[CharacterDevelopment gets better]] with the support of his new team in high school.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Books]]²* Insignificus in ''ComicBook/SecretSix''. He does anything a member of the Secret Six says while lamenting that he is not worthy to shine their shoes²* When ComicBook/{{Magneto}} ran the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, the doormat role was played by the appropriately named Toad.²* ComicBook/{{X 23}}, of all people, spent time as one when she was a prostitute under the violently controlling and abusive pimp, Zebra Daddy. She lets him walk all over and control her even though she could ''tear him to shreds'' if she wanted to. [[spoiler: And eventually she does.]] To a certain extent she was this when still under the control of the Facility, as well, allowing Rice to subject her to horrific amounts of physical and emotional abuse even though, like Daddy, she could kill him in seconds. [[spoiler: And once again, eventually she does. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Though not in seconds...]]]]²* In ''[[ComicBook/{{Convergence}} Convergence: Supergirl: Matrix #1]]'', Matrix just seems to roll with whatever insult Lex Luthor throws at her.²* Mikołaj, one of the main characters in ''ComicBook/WilqSuperbohater'', is constantly mocked by Wilq and his friends, and occasionally he becomes a victim of their practical jokes, but he's never seen fighting back or even getting angry at them.²* In ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', Archie has been known to do this to Betty, e.g., asking her to do his homework while he takes Veronica to the dance. And Veronica sometimes does this to Archie.²* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Tim's classmate Philmont Denlinger never stands up for himself when he's being bullied and goes off with Meachum and "Stanz" on his own without argument even though he knows that at best they're going to rough him up. They end up [[TeensAreMonsters beating him to death]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Comic Strips]]²* Caspar Milquetoast from the 1920's comic strip ''The Timid Soul''. His name went into the dictionary as a word for this trope.²* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Linus Van Pelt is another good example, due to being naturally introverted and to having a dictatorial big sister who is also physically stronger than him. (Actually, Lucy has this effect on lots of men, [[BastardGirlfriend including Schroeder]].) Linus finally reached his breaking point at the end of a story arc that started when he rashly promised his "blanket-hating" grandmother that he'd stop carrying around his blanket as soon as she stopped smoking, [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt thinking she was too much of an addict to ever quit]]--and Grandma did just that! After demanding Linus fulfill his end of the bargain and forcibly taking the blanket from him, Lucy spent the next week or so [[KickTheDog taunting her brother]], who was already such a nervous wreck that he was fainting several times a day. Linus went so far as to hire a private detective [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands (Snoopy, who else?)]] to try to steal the blanket back, but no luck. Grandma finally relieved Linus of his promise after she admitted to him that she had sneaked a cigarette, only for Lucy to not only refuse to give the blanket back, but to claim that Linus had proved he could survive without his blanket and no longer needed it--and that it was time for the blanket to be burned. With Linus following after her and fruitlessly pleading, Lucy took the blanket to a garbage bin (which she lied was actually a furnace) and performed a "liberation" ceremony that ended with her tossing the blanket right into the "furnace". Linus let out an unearthly scream, furiously fished his blanket out of the bin, and then [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome let his bitchy sister have it with all the righteous anger at his disposal]].²-->'''Linus:''' Nobody's going to treat me that way anymore! Who do you think you are to tell me what to do? And Grandma, who does she think ''she'' is? When Mom tells me I have to give up this blanket, I'll do it, but that doesn't go for anyone else, YOU HEAR ME?!\²''[Lucy is [[ArmorPiercingSlap temporarily cowed into silence]]]''\²'''Charlie Brown:''' Hooray!\²'''Lucy:''' Oh, shut up!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Fan Works]]²* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[à Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Japan is this most of the time. ''Most'', [[PassiveAggressiveKombat except for when he]] [[CockFight fights Germany]] over [[NiceGuy Italy]].²* The titular character from the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[FanFic fanfic]] FanFic/{{Quizzical}}. Overcoming her tendency toward this, if only somewhat, is the point of the story.²* Although a lot of it is heavily [[DependingOnTheWriter dependent on the individual writer]] due to the [[RecursiveFanfiction general nature of these works]], [[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau the Newfoals]] (humans turned into ponies through a magical potion) are frequently characterized as this with shades of the StepfordSmiler.²** In ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauNotAlone'' and its sequel ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauConquerTheStars'', the newfoals are able to get sad, scared and even annoyed and frustrated, but they never really get angry or assert themselves. The natural born ponies are revealed to be [[UncannyValley unsettled by this]].²** ''FanFic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' takes it UpToEleven, with the newfoals being so utterly drained of free will, that one human character actually wonders if they even possess any higher brain function besides praising Celestia. They are also routinely exploited for their passiveness too, with Canon!Twilight noting that the native born ponies could treat them like garbage and they wouldn't object.²* Dominic in [[Fanfic/PinkPersonalHellAndAlteringFate Pink Personal Hell and Altering Fate]] shows traces of this. When Pinkie Pie and Gummy (literally!) walk all over him, he doesn't do anything except voice his annoyance. It's implied that he is often this way with other people, becoming a borderline {{Hikkikomori}}. Nickel Steel is also this way at first, never leaving the bedroom unless escorted out, constantly thinking he wasn't able to do anything, never speaking to ponies unless introduced, but he starts opening up to others. [[spoiler: Revealed to be Dominic's CharacterDevelopment.]] Although he still [[RuleOfFunny lets Pinkie Pie jump all over him.]] ²* Harry Potter becomes this in ''[[ No Curiosity]]'' when the child abuse he receives at the hands of his relatives [[RealityEnsues leads to psychological problems.]] ²* Blaine in ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' is {{Cerebus Retcon}}ned into this, PlayedForDrama AND [[PlayedForLaughs laughs.]] His friends the Warblers call him Kurt's bitch (though [[TrueCompanions they're also the first to defend him]] whenever he gets in trouble), and he's a LoveMartyr who lacks self-esteem, constantly defends his neglectful father, and has a ''lot'' of baggage. Then he's so sheltered and idealistic that [[spoiler: he tried to invoke SexEqualsLove at ''sixteen''.]] [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest It went badly.]]²* Fern Potter in ''[[ More Than Her Mother]]''. No matter the provocation, the most she ever does is make soft-voiced, perfectly-factual statements which are ''always'' misconstrued by the Dursleys.²* Bucky in ''Fanfic/OutOfTheDeadLand'', as a direct result of having his memories and sense of identity systematically erased by HYDRA. He latches onto Steve as a new handler of sorts after HYDRA doesn't retrieve him and when his attempts to fulfill the 'mission' of being the old Bucky for Steve fail, he stops doing anything outside of occasionally eating, sleeping, and waiting for Steve to give him a new mission for a long while. Thankfully, he eventually develops out of this.²* In the latter parts of the ''Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX'' series , an age-regressed Reiimu is noted to take any sort of abuse coming to her and does so without hesitance, as cruelty is half of what she knows, thus she's learned to put up with it. However, she does have exceptions, particularly in the case of Baka, to whom she tricked and hit with her [=IV=] pole and Yume Ni, to whom she stabbed with a pair of scissors.²* The ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' ''"[[ Nightmares]]"'' features Lincoln being [[MindRape Mind Raped]] into this trope, to the horror of his sisters once they pick up on [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness unusual behavior]].²* In the universe of ''FanFic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', the spin-off ''Charmander Gaiden''- looking at the life lived by Ash's future Charizard in this new reality when he was still a Charmander- depicts Charmander as this, basically allowing his trainer Damien to treat him like his losses and failures are all his personal fault, constantly blaming himself for his perceived inability to protect his first trainer from a flock of Spearow.²* Kiriha Sadamune of ''Fanfic/TalesOfTheUndiscoveredSwords'' who has abuse heaped on him by his BigBrotherBully Ishida, and yet makes no attempt to speak out about the mistreatment and willingly lets his master favor said Big Brother Bully over him. [[spoiler:He breaks out of his doormat status near the end when he kicks Ishida to the curb for trying to kill the saniwa for petty reasons, though he later feels ''guilty'' for it and ''blames himself for manifesting a human form and bringing nothing but trouble''.]]²* In ''FanFic/WalkOnTheMoon'', Hinata Hyuga is one. Just how bad, and unhealthy, she has it becomes a major issue during the Forest Of Death training arc.²* ''Fanfic/ThePokemonSquad'':²** Henry, June's much abused boyfriend.²--->'''Henry:''' "I am not a pushover!"²--->'''RM:''' "You totally are!"²--->'''Henry:''' "Okay."²* ''Fanfic/SethInThePokecity'':²** Vinny, who is the much abused assistant to [[EnfantTerrible Flosshead the Dinosaur]]. As Flosshead TookALevelInJerkass, Vinny appeared to be more and more of a doormat forgiving him over and over again. While Barney and Reko wouldn't put up with his behavior, Vinny almost always overlooked whatever he did, from pranks to genuine acts of cruelty.²** Seth himself is also an ExtremeDoormat, especially to his wife, Misty.²* in the Literature/{{Discworld}} as envisaged by Creator/AAPessimal, a classroom bully makes the error of thinking this about the youngest daughter of Ponder Stibbons. Just because Ruth Smith-Rhodes-Stibbons is quiet, shy, intellectual and physically takes after her father, people might make the mistake of thinking she is a doormat who won't fight back. Ruth warns the bully twice, mildly and gently. But the bully pushes it for a third time. [[ Ruth then takes the classroom compasses and stabs the bully in the hand with them]], pinning her hand to the table. [[note]]people tend not to immediately realise Ruth's mother is an Assassin[[/note]].²--> I asked you not to do that. But you wouldn't listen, would you? ²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Animation]]²* Belle in ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''. She went from not taking any of the Beast's shit to being his "[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick cheerful lifecoach]]". Such a striking contrast to her role in the original ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast''.²* Flounder from ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid1'', who usually just goes along with Ariel's whims. He complains often, but always ends up just doing what she or [[TheSmartGuy Sebastian]] says.²* Poor Fix-It Felix Jr. from ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph''. He's so much of a NiceGuy, the bystanders he saves on a daily basis from Ralph (in-game) take advantage of his kindness to force him to keep Ralph out of his own ''30th anniversary party''.²** When you think about it, Felix is just as much TheWoobie as Ralph. Just in a different way.²* Human!Twilight in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' doesn't get along with her extremely competitive and selfish classmates. She's constantly being pushed around, glared at and mocked. Sugarcoat outright calls her one after a combo of abuse.²-->'''Sugarcoat:'''You are kinda being a doormat right now.²* Lawrence from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', who starts out as Naveen's put-upon servant and then becomes the Shadow Man's (at first reluctant, soon eager) villainous sidekick. No matter who he ends up working for, though, the film makes it clear that Lawrence is always pushed around because he's too meek to stand up for himself.²-->'''Dr Facilier:''' (''[[VillainSong singing]]'') On you, little man, I don't wanna waste much time. /You've been pushed 'round ''all'' your life. /You've been pushed 'round by your mother, and your sister, and your brother. /[[YankTheDogsChain But if you was married...]] [[HenpeckedHusband you'd be pushed 'round by your wife]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]²* In ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', the woman Prince Akeem was to enter an ArrangedMarriage was groomed to be an Extreme Doormat, totally compliant to his every whim and wish. Unfortunately, Prince Akeem didn't like the idea of being married to such a woman, and his desire to find a woman with a bit of spine begins the plot of the movie.²* George [=McFly=] was like this in ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' before Marty helps him [[TookALevelInBadass take a level in badass]] in 1955.²* Creator/NicholasRay's ''Film/BiggerThanLife'' portrays a sympathetic and gut-wrenching depiction in Lou Avery (Barbara Rush), the 50s housewife who more or less has to enable, on account of social stigma and high expenses, her husband Ed's psychotic episodes, even if it involves subjecting herself to emotional and verbal abuse. ²* Harry in ''Film/DumbAndDumber''. Throughout the movie, he comes off as a little smarter and more sensible than Lloyd but for the most part goes along with everything Lloyd does partly because he's just very passive.²* Larry from ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' comes across as the most sensible of the three in most of the shorts but apparently only goes along with what the others do and puts up with Moe's abuse because he's just very passive. The fact that Curly and Shemp also put up with Moe's abuse makes them examples of this as well.²* Mild-mannered Jones, in ''Film/TheWholeTownsTalking'', let's everyone use him however they want, and never stands up for himself.²* [[TheWoobie Nina]] starts out like this in ''Film/BlackSwan''.²* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': In between 1963 and 1973, Hank has willingly reduced himself to this so that he can keep a constant eye on the self-destructive Charles. Xavier is the sole person [=McCoy=] has left who fully accepts him for who he is, so Beast does everything he can to ensure that nothing bad happens to his OnlyFriend.²* ''Film/OfficeSpace'': MIlton pitifully complains whenever someone in the office pushes him around, which seems to be daily, but he ultimately complies with whatever is demanded of him. When he's pushed too far, however, TheDogBitesBack.²* Stu from ''Film/TheHangover'', who allows his girlfriend to abuse him, cheat on him, and boss him around...until he finally stands up to her at the end.²* There's a line in the first ''Film/{{Austin Powers|International Man of Mystery}}'' movie that suggests Number Two sees himself as having behaved this way over the years. Of course, Dr. Evil [[BadBoss bullies and abuses all his henchmen pretty much equally]] [[PositiveDiscrimination (though not Frau Farbissine and Alotta Fagina, of course)]], but only Number Two is [[TheStarscream ambitious enough to believe himself the Doctor's equal]]. This is then followed by a DoubleSubversion: Dr. Evil initially appears remorseful for having made his right-hand man cry, and suddenly adopts a paternal stance, but then [[spoiler: he changes his mind and executes Number Two anyway]].²-->'''Dr. Evil:''' Silence, Number Two!\²'''Number Two:''' [[BigNo NO!]] ''[sobbing]'' I'm sick of you pushing me around!²* Kyoko from ''Film/ExMachina'' takes Nathan's verbal abuse for spilling wine on Caleb without protest, and seems to assume that any man present wants to use her for sex. [[spoiler:It appears to be part of her programming]].²* The Winter Soldier in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' is this to [[spoiler:HYDRA]], despite the fact that he is one of the most dangerous men on the planet. This serves to highlight just how thoroughly [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy Bucky is, and make him an even more TragicVillain]].²* ''Film/{{Wanda}}'': Depression, low self-esteem, hopelessness—whatever the reason, Wanda is only too willing to let Mr. Dennis, a mean-spirited WouldHitAGirl bank robber, walk all over her. Wearing only dresses, wearing hats, driving the getaway car: she'll do what he tells her. When she comes back to the hotel room and finds her wallet in the trash can (Mr. Dennis had rifled through it and was preparing to leave) all she says is "How did that get there?" Most disturbing is when he slaps her across the face while she's chattering about going to get the hamburgers, and after a pause, she keeps chattering.²* ''Film/OneFootInHeaven'' has Hope Spence, Rev. William Spence's devoted wife. In 1941 when the film was released, she was no doubt meant to be an inspiring example of a virtuous wife who supports her husband. To a 21st century viewer, however, Mrs. Spence comes off as this. William makes her leave her family and come with him to the U.S., he tells her that she can't redecorate the dingy parsonage they move into, he tells her she can't dress nice because that might outshine the other ladies in the congregation, he tells her they have to go hungry because advertising for his wedding services is "too commercial", he refuses the much cushier posting in California that she wanted him to take, he disregards her wishes about naming their third child, and he forces her to leave for another crappy district just when things have been fixed up nicely in their Iowa home. At no point in the film does William ask her about any of these life choices; he tells her, and she obeys. ²* ''Film/MurderParty'': The plot kicks off because Chris, a rather pathetic loser, asks his cat to get off his recliner so he can watch movies, but the cat ignores him, so Chris abandons his plans and goes out to a mysterious "Murder Party" instead.²* Elliot is one at the start of ''Film/ThirteenSins'', being completely subservient to the needs of his father, his brother and his boss. Only his fiancee does not take advantage of his obliging nature.²* Chip is this at the start of ''Film/SixtyEightKill'', allowing himself to be bullied into going along with whatever Liza proposes: even when that is a robbery that turns into murder. He starts to stand up for himself when he decides he cannot allow Liza to sell Violet to her brother for his new 'hobby' (which is murder and necrophilia). After he escapes with Violet, she helps him to grow a spine.²* Herbert Russell in ''Film/LaughterInParadise'' is a timid bank clerk who kowtows to everyone, and is too scared to ask out the girl he likes. His OnOneCondition in Henry's will is designed to help him grow a backbone.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Literature]]²* ''Literature/AnitaBlake'': Nathaniel. Until he [[TookALevelInBadass grew a pair]] [[HornyDevils to please his mistress, the title character]], he was so incredibly submissive and masochistic both in ''and'' out of the sex dungeon that he literally could not do anything without his master's/mistress's permission. Oh, did I mention he's a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent wereleopard]](?!) Nathaniel was probably this way before becoming a wereleopard, having been a child prostitute, raped, and a drug addict, not to mention living in an abusive home before all that. Dominant natures are not created by gaining the ability to shift shape. When you consider he's first introduced at age seventeen or so, and all this has already happened to him... It makes more sense.²* ''Literature/ArchersGoon'': Quentin, Howard's father, is this; he explicitly states that his role in life is to be a passenger.²* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'': The princesses deceased father is said to have been this. He let his son-in-law walk all over him, and is, at one point, even blamed for letting this son-in-law beat up and rape one of his daughters without intervening. It is not entirely clear whether he actually knew what was going on, though--it is mainly brought up as a point in favor of a potential marriage candidate for the princesses, as the young man in question is obviously no doormat. ²* ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'': The bratty kids' parents.²* ''Literature/{{Coraline}}'':²** The Other Mother really wanted something to love so she tried to keep Coraline for herself and make her into the "perfect, obedient daughter". Such as when she tries to [[EyeScream sew buttons on her eyes]] so that she'll be a well behaved "little doll".²** The Other Father is this to the Other Mother. Even though he obviously wants to help Coraline, he is unable to.²* European folklore: The Patient Griselda, appearing in Creator/{{Boccaccio}} and Creator/GeoffreyChaucer, which makes it OlderThanPrint.²* ''Literature/GemmaDoyle'': Ann from this trilogy. [[CharacterDevelopment At first]].²* ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'':²** Ashley Wilkes, who disagrees with the American Civil War but is willing to fight anyway.²** His wife and brother-in-law also fit the trope. Scarlett married Charles partially because he was so biddable to her, and Melanie is subservient to everyone, unless they trigger her BerserkButton by mistreating Scarlett.²* ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'': George Wilson, an ineffectual car salesman who is completely dominated by [[TheVamp his wife]] and [[JerkJock her lover]], until [[spoiler:Daisy accidentally kills his wife and Gatsby takes the fall for it, causing him to go [[RoaringRampageofRevenge berserk]] and confront Gatsby in a [[TakingYouWithMe murder-suicide.]]]]²* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':²** The house elves. They are magically bound to do whatever their master tells them to and seem to share a universal inferiority complex, despite incredible magical power. Despite being able to easily defeat a powerful wizard, house elves are at their happiest when they serve wizardkind and fall into a severe depression when they are fired. Even Dobby, an eccentric by house elf standards, as he loves to be free, had to talk his employer Dumbledore down in terms of salary and days off, because he loves working more than being free. However, if a house elf really dislikes their master, they are able to differently interpret or even outright defy their orders.²** [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew]] always allies himself with the winning side for his own protection, despite the insults he regularly gets from his "allies". When allied with Voldemort, he was treated with nothing with contempt and designated to do only menial labor. While he does grumble a bit about this, he always does what is asked of him.²** Merope Gaunt, [[spoiler:Voldemort's mother]], was constantly terrorized and abused by her father and brother for being unskilled at magic and her only reaction is to cower in fear.²* ''Literature/TheHollows'': During the time she had spent with Algaliarept, Ceri seemed to be this. She regained her pride pretty fast, though. That's because she got her soul back. Al had stolen her soul to make her serve him, but Rachel negotiated for it to be returned as part of their deal.²* ''Literature/TheHost'': Wanderer. Even the human colonists eventually get annoyed. Part of this is due to the communal nature of the souls but part of it is a survival strategy to avoid antagonizing her (understandably) hostile captors. She gets better about it as she feels less threatened.²* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' series, Ward's younger brother implies that their mother was this even before she became TheOphelia. Her children needed her protection against her abusive husband, but she chose to drug herself instead. ²* ''Literature/InDeath'' series: ''Purity in Death'' reveals that Donald Dukes's wife is this. She knows what he's doing and seems unable or unwilling to do much about it. Eve Dallas, considering her DarkAndTroubledPast, has little patience for people like this.²* ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'':²** Bertie of this Creator/PGWodehouse book is the epitome of this--story after story shows that he can be bullied or cajoled into anything. He suffers the worst of one ZanyScheme after another because he's simply unable to say "no" to a friend, JerkAss or otherwise. Besides that, he's afraid to stand up to his GrandeDame aunt, and he lets his valet dictate every facet of his existence, even down to the details of his wardrobe. Attempts to assert his rights by keeping an article of clothing Jeeves disapproves of invariably give out by the end of the story:²-->''Anybody can talk me round. If I were in a Trappist monastery, the first thing that would happen would be that some smooth performer would lure me into some frightful idiocy against my better judgment by means of the deaf-and-dumb language.''²** Another Wodehouse example is "Corky" Corcoran, who lets himself get dragged into all sorts of schemes by his friend [[Literature/{{Ukridge}} Stanley Ukridge]].²* ''Literature/KnightLifeSeries'': In this Creator/PeterDavid series, the character of Gwen (Queen Quinevere of Arthurian legend reincarnated) begins as this, [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] within the book itself, and ends up being TheDeterminator.²* ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'': Phedre isn't this, but she acts like it when working in her professional capacity to satisfy the unique tastes of her clients. More than one enemy, up to and including a GodOfEvil, has failed to recognize the difference until it was too late.²* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Sméagol to both Gollum and Frodo, which leads to some conflict of interest....²* ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' depicts Sigyn as this, after having been absolutely ''broken'' by her experience leading to Loki's imprisonment and keeping venom from dripping onto his face. ²* ''Literature/MaloryTowers'': Catherine from this series. However, the other characters dislike her strongly because she's always so kind and friendly and helpful- for instance, she once sharpened all of Belinda's pencils for her without asking. However, Belinda used them for her art and kept some of them blunt on purpose, and so she definitely didn't thank her. They nickname her 'Saint Catherine' at one point and use it mockingly.²* ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate'': Raymond Shaw, although he is too arrogant to be a perfect fit, has many of the features of this. He has little drive or emotional depth, and he always caves in to his shrewish mother, even giving up the only girl he ever had any interest in just to shut her up.²* ''Literature/MansfieldPark'': Fanny Price is extremely docile and biddable due to her CinderellaCircumstances -- she grew up as a charity case, being adopted by her wealthy relatives (her overly strict uncle Sir Thomas Bertram and her neglectful aunt Lady Bertram) and her other aunt Mrs. Norris is downright abusive. Her only real friend is her cousin Edmund. Important to note -- she has ''opinions'', but she's not in a position to be open. This makes the moments where she stands up for herself, such as her refusing to marry a morally dubious man whom everybody else considers a stellar match, all the more impressive... and astonishing to her fellow characters.²* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Mr. Bingley is an astonishingly NiceGuy who really hates conflict. He's eager and obliging to all of his friends; sadly this makes it easy for them to remove him from Hertfordshire and persuade him that it would be a mistake to marry Jane Bennet. It gets sorted out, but when he and Jane later have to deal with her obnoxious sister and brother-in-law, the best evidence Bingley shows of his irritation was to ''talk'' about dropping a ''hint'' that they should go.²* ''Literature/{{Oblomov}}'': Agafya. The titular character is also guilty of this, seeing as he is pushed around by Tarantyev.²* ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'': Lenny, towards George.²* ''Film/PrimalFear'': Aaron Stampler, [[spoiler:or so it seems]].²* ''Shoeless Joe'': Annie Kinsella: Her main line of dialogue is "Oh love, if it makes you happy, you should do it," even if that means Ray should plow up his crop and build a baseball field and then kidnap J.D. Salinger on a whim, risking financial ruin and jail time. AvertedTrope in the book's movie adaptation, ''Film/FieldOfDreams'', in that Annie also receives a few of Ray's visions herself.²* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Poor [[spoiler:Theon Greyjoy]] begins the series as a SmugSnake of the worst sort, but by ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' a healthy dose of [[ColdBloodedTorture horrific torture]] and some {{Gaslighting}} courtesy of [[spoiler:Ramsay Snow]] turns him into 'Reek', who has long ago learned to do whatever his master tells him without hesitation. ²** In the backstory novel ''Literature/FireAndBlood'', Thaddeus Rowan spends a few days during Unwin Peake's attempted coup against Aegon III in the care of the Red Keep's [[TortureTechnician Lord Confessor]], and is left so utterly broken that he'll admit to anything if asked, up to and including being responsible for the [[CataclysmBackstory Doom of Valyria]].²* ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'': Coin is a {{Tykebomb}} who effectively ''grew up possessed''. He's never made his own decisions in his entire life, so he never learned how.²* ''Literature/TheStranger'': Mersault thinks that nothing really matters, so he does pretty much anything people ask him to.²* ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'': Millicent Hattersley, best friend of the heroine.²* ''Literature/TheTiesThatBind'': Laika qualifies if she took corporal punishment for 20 years without complaint and willingly became a slave in BDSM.²* ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'': Nutt is basically this, and it's repeatedly given more than one LampshadeHanging. He's described as an "amiable milksop", and tries to always be helpful and agreeable and "accumulate worth" [[spoiler:because he's an [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orc]] and was at worst horribly abused and at best taught to keep his head down as a survival strategy.]] He does have opinions, and sometimes expresses them, but is very meek about talking to anyone he doesn't know well.²* Phenix from ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'' is this with women, although he is ''slightly'' more assertive around his own gender.²* In Literature/VorkosiganSaga Ivan Vorpatril is a subversion. At first he'll do almost anything Miles says(with proper amounts of grumbling of course). Later he learns to show some initiative.²* The main villain in ''Twistaplot #12: Journey to Vernico 5'' had turning practically ''everybody in the universe'' into one as his goal, only he prettied it up by calling them "Willingness Workers."²* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt gives us Sofia Löwenström her debut novel ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}''. Fearing that she would get beaten by her abusive father, she hardly ever expresses any opinion of her own. So people are really astounded if she does. Sadly enough, her mother has become this as well because of her abusive husband. ²** Venus Dag och Natt in "De skandalösa" is also very close to this. She's so desperate to please her mother and doesn't seem to have any opinions of her own. ²* In Book 1 of ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'', Dr. Lauren will go to any length to preserve the status quo. Add to this the fact that she is Alexithymic and thus blind to her own emotions making this trope go to excessive length. She will kill if ask to by the proper authority figure and that in spite of the [[BeingEvilSucks horrible guilt]] that will follow, and she will take up on her shoulders great and dangerous mission to save the world with little to no argument despite definitely not being professionally qualified for such a task. This trope goes UpToEleven when [[spoiler: Gorski and the TAR Kernel seize her up to strap her on the chair of the MadDoctor where she does not even attempt to scream or fight them off, and does not even attempt to talk herself out of it]]. Fighting would only make things worse anyways. ²* In the ''Literature/StarDarlings'' franchise, Libby is a people-pleaser to the extent that it's hard for her to make her own decisions and say no to people.²* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Szeth will do anything that the person who holds his Oathstone orders, except commit suicide or give up his Shardblade. This is actually ''cultural''. Shin "warriors" are treated like slaves, with Shin culture greatly favoring farmers and craftsmen and elevating them to the rulership positions of society. Soldiers are slaves that are conditioned to view themselves as having little value and to obey whoever possesses them.²* In ''Literature/AFrozenHeart'', Prince Hans from ''WesternAnimation/{{Frozen|2013}}'' was this growing up. Being the proverbial BlackSheep of his family and the youngest of 13 sons meant that he was an easy target for [[BigBrotherBully most of his older brothers (especially Rudi and Runo, who bully Hans the most) to pick on]], and [[TheBabyOfTheBunch growing up the smallest and most forgettable of his clan]] wound up being [[FreudianExcuse the source of his issues]]. He's been been the victim of countless pranks (especially where [[BigBrotherBully three of his brothers pretended he was "invisible" for]] ''[[BigBrotherBully two straight years]]''), not to mention being subjected to extensive psychological and physical abuse ''numerous times'' despite repeatedly asking his brothers to stop it. Plus, his father is an extremely stone-cold and unfeeling man who regards his youngest son with nothing but utter contempt and disgust for being a "weakling" against his older sons. By the time he's a young adult, [[DespairEventHorizon Hans has already given up fighting back as it just makes their physical abuse worse]], and is forced to use violence against his father's subjects despite his objections. But by doing this, it only accelerated his father's emotional abuse even more by saying Hans should "learn a thing or two" from his brothers.²* The title character in the Creator/DrSeuss book ''Literature/ThidwickTheBigHeartedMoose'' is one at first. He lets other animals live on his antlers, which seems like a noble gesture at first, especially when his friends alienate him for it. But then his "guests" refuse to let him migrate when winter comes, and Thidwick puts their selfish wants over his own needs. It's not until he is cornered by hunters that he learns his lesson.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Live-Action TV]]²* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': When it comes to his family, Dean is so like this it's scary. He thinks he deserves the verbal abuse or blame from just about anybody, and is so [[LoveMartyr needy]] when it comes to [[BigBrotherInstinct Sam]] that he [[DealWithTheDevil sells his soul]] to bring Sam BackFromTheDead. He's saved from living here by being opinionated and obstinate in everything else.²** In "Hunted", he's kidnapped and used as bait after Sam just abandoned him in the middle of the night, dismissed him with a "he means well", and didn't even try to contact him until he needed him. And all Dean can come up with is a "You ever do that again and I'll...". Do what, Dean? Grow a spine when it comes to dealing with your family?²** In season four, Sam stops just short of [[spoiler:choking Dean to death after Dean [[BerserkButton calls him a monster]] on top of Sam's hallucinations of Dean loathing him]] in one episode. Guess who calls to apologize to whom. Of course, that might be as much practicality, since Dean needed to get Sam to [[spoiler:go to back to Bobby's to continue the incredibly painful process of detox. Or at least stop following Ruby's plan]]. His apology probably would have had the desired effect, too, [[spoiler: if the angels hadn't meddled with the message]].²** It gets ''so'' much worse in Seasons 5 and 6. [[spoiler:No wonder Famine accused him of being empty: he's got nothing left to give, not even to Lisa and Ben]], because he's given it all to Sam and John, who never needed him as much as he needed them.²** Angels, it's implied, are supposed to be this--follow your orders and don't ask questions--and the higher-ups don't like it when the doormats start questioning.²** Castiel can also be an Extreme Doormat, although DependingOnTheWriter and his mood, sometimes he just straight-up rebels and loses his shit. During his breakdown in season five, he tends to sacrifice himself and obey the Winchesters (particularly Dean) without question, no matter how much it hurts him. Castiel is even demoted and tortured by Heaven because he is getting too emotionally attached. A [[BrokenAngel physically and psychologically broken Cas]] takes on all the damage a time travel trip requires (to the point that he cannot stand up), in order to make sure Sam and Dean survive. Given how readily and unquestioningly the millennia-old Cas sides with Dean, and Castiel's (obviously untrue) claims about angels not having emotions, it's likely that he was just so eager to have [[ParentalAbandonment someone he could believe in]] telling him what to do that he so willingly switched from being Heaven's doormat/bitch to being Dean's doormat/bitch.²* Lord Percy in ''Series/{{Blackadder}} II'' is like this. He sticks by Lord Edmund whenever he's in trouble, offering to pay his debt, creating gold (or in this case '''green''') and posing for a less than wholesome portrait for his friend; while all the while Blackadder steals his money, insults him and takes advantage of his generosity all the way through the series and Percy does nothing to complain.²** Though the nicest member of the family tree, Ebenezer Blackadder is also a complete pushover and [[TakingAdvantageofGenerosity everyone takes advantage of his generosity]], until the Spirit of Christmas arrives and inadvertently inspires him to be mean like his ancestors.²* The Actives on ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' are pretty much like this when in "blank slate" mode. They act like {{Purity Sue}}s except even more obliging and unambitious. They're basically like children on Valium.²* Darryl Morris on ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' has done everything for the Charmed Ones. He even forgave them after Phoebe and Paige [[spoiler:stole his soul]]. He managed to grow a spine after getting put through the wringer one too many times without so much as a "thank you" and put some distance between him and the girls. They didn't understand why.²** He's pretty much the trope namer, at least according to Website/TelevisionWithoutPity.²* ''Series/DegrassiTheNextGeneration'': Anya [=MacPherson=] was an Extreme Doormat to her best friend Holly J before she gained a bit of a backbone.²* Played with in ''Series/TheFastShow''. One of Paul Whitehouse's characters tries to have opinions about the topic du jour whilst talking with his mates in the pub, but refuses to disagree with any of them for fear of offending. As a result he fails to come to a conclusion about anything and lives his life in a state or perpetual bewilderment.²* In a ''Series/{{Monty Python|sFlyingCircus}}'' sketch, a couple goes to marriage counseling. The counselor instantly seduces the wife right in front of the husband, who can't bring himself to utter a word of protest.²* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'':²** Jerry is constantly [[ButtMonkey the butt of jokes]] and barbs from everyone in the office, even the nicer co-workers, and he rarely objects with anything more than an exasperated sigh. He puts up with it because his home life is absolutely amazing (where he's very HappilyMarried to a [[UglyGuyHotWife beautiful wife]] and has three beautiful children who adore him).²** Ann is very passive compared to [[{{Determinator}} Leslie]] and is always pulled into Leslie's plans. Also, due to the FlorenceNightingaleEffect and WeaknessTurnsHerOn, she's very inclined to allow boyfriends to take advantage of her (as exemplified by the first season when she waited on her much less mature boyfriend Andy hand-and-foot after he broke his legs).²** Ben has some shades of this as well. Although he's capable and authoritative in a professional setting, it's revealed he's easily walked over in his personal life. He struggles to confront April and Andy about issues when rooming with them and a big milestone for him and Leslie is her realizing she can't just steamroll him and his feelings. He even lampshades this.²-->'''Ben:''' My family is very non-confrontational. My parents' method of problem solving is to kind of keep everything bottled up and just subtly hint at what's bothering them.²* [[TheNiles Niles Crane]] on ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' was portrayed as this, at least to his [[TheUnseen wife]] [[RichBitch Maris]], almost completely ignoring the fact that she treated him like crap and running to her pretty much whenever she snapped her fingers. He got better about this tendency over the years, eventually culminating in [[spoiler:his divorce from Maris and learning to be on his own]].²* In a {{flashback}} episode of ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', we discover that no one other than Jim Ignatowski was this during his days at Harvard, "a simpler time" in his own words.²* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In the episode "Tapestry", it's revealed that Jean-Luc Picard has an artificial heart because back when he was at Starfleet Academy he got in a fight with a group of Nausicaans and got stabbed in the heart, almost killing him. Because he regrets this part of his past life, and especially this event which more or less crippled him for life (at least in the sense that he needs regular checkups on his artificial heart), Q offers him the chance to go back in time and allow him to not fight the Nausicaans. The {{aesop}} was, of course, [[ForWantOfANail that this was actually a crucial point in his life that shaped his entire career]]. Without the stabbing that almost cost his life, [[CharacterDevelopment Picard never realized how fragile life is and how important each moment must be, he never got the motivation, drive and ambition to live life to the fullest and become a great man]], and he instead became basically an extreme doormat who never achieved anything of any importance, never taking any risks, always playing it safe and never seizing any opportunities to advance in his career.²* Edith Bunker on ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' most of the time, partly due to her being TheDitz and partly due to having [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist a bad-tempered, chauvinist husband]]. However, on one occasion she did realize she had taken all she could stand from Archie and [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome memorably told him off]]. And throughout the course of the series she successfully fought off ''two'' (yes, two) attempted rapists. ²* Rumplestiltskin from ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Dear Lord. Crippled (no political correctness about this in Fairytale Land), poor, insulted in public by his wife, insulted in public again by the man she runs off with, deeply humiliated by a [[AssholeVictim soldier]] in front of his own son and [[BreakTheCutie threatened with losing that same son]]. His inability to fight back is explained in part by the fact that he has next to no combat knowledge, is only ever seen walking with the help of a crutch, and is often up against soldiers [[spoiler:backed up by the Dark One]] who are likely to do even worse to him if he speaks up. Still, a conversation with his son implies that in some situations, like the war, fighting is at least possible. Later on, of course, [[BewareTheNiceOnes he gains some power...]] ²** Prince Henry is this to his wife Cora and daughter Regina. In "The Miller's Daughter", he does show concern over his father's treatment of peasants, but lacks the spine to stand up to him either.²** Jiminy Cricket ''used'' to be this; unable to stand up to, much less escape, his thieving, sociopathic {{Jerkass}} parents. His attempt to use magic to get away ends up getting Gepetto's parents killed. In the end, he is ''more' than glad to trade his humanity to the Blue Fairy and accept a {{geas}} to aid Gepetto just to leave them. He's still pretty meek, just don't get between him and his patients.²* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', Doug Forcett had a revelation while [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs high on shrooms]] about the exact mechanisms of the afterlife and how to get there. [[HeavenSeeker Determined to reach the eponymous heavenly afterlife]], he has dedicated his life to making all other living beings happy at his own personal expense, including letting other people, including a [[BrattyHalfPint preteen bully]], take advantage of his extreme generosity.²* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Flashbacks show that this is how Ted, the hospital's ''lawyer'' and resident ChewToy, pretty much became [[{{Jerkass}} Dr. Kelso's]] personal assistant. The janitor also [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity takes advantage]] of this from time to time ("I'm a follower"), though one episode has him teach Ted to [[TeachHimAnger to stand up for himself]], which caused him to [[GoneHorriblyRight turn against the Janitor]] and [[StartMyOwn start a rival group]] to the Brain Trust, though [[StatusQuoIsGod this change is short-lived]].²* ''Series/DoctorWho''²** The Ood are first introduced as a SlaveRace to the humans of the 43th century. They act and are treated as a race of expendable Extreme Doormats. [[spoiler:It is later revealed they were actually a free race that was lobotomized and separated from their HiveMind, making them an ideal SlaveRace...until they rebelled]].²** The Tivolians, natives of the planet Tivoli, are very infamous for this behavior in-universe. They basically allow their planet to be conquered and enslaved by whatever hostile species lands on it and their entire culture revolves around them appeasing whoever took over their planet. Because of this, the planet Tivoli is known as "the most conquered planet of the universe". The Doctor considers this to be an aggressive form of cowardice, as the meek behavior of the Tivolians causes them to be BeneathNotice, allowing them to outlive all of their conquerors.²* Fabian from ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' was this until the middle of season 2, when he GrewASpine. He even began to call ''himself'' a pushover. It was just a bad combination of kindness and shyness. When he did stand up for himself, the results were glorious. Of course, it took him a while to learn balance between being passive and being too assertive. Most people didn't try to take advantage of him, however, at least not intentionally.²** Alfie also was pretty subservient; mostly to Jerome and Amber, who were pretty good at manipulating him or taking advantage of his crush, respectively. He got tired of both of them for this, turning on Jerome for Sibuna and breaking up with Amber (However, even after he tried to break up with her, she insisted they were together and still pushed him around, up until he nearly died going into a tunnel she convinced him to crawl through despite her drawing the short straw). When he made up with both of them, he was wound up treated more respectfully, as they knew he could say no to them if he wanted to. ²* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':²** King Tommen Baratheon isn't a bad king because he makes bad decisions. He's a bad king because he can't make any decisions on his own terms as a ruler, having grown up sheltered all his life. Virtually everyone pushes him around, his mother undermines him at every turn and because he does not want to spill any blood, the Faith Militant runs roughshod over King's Landing. This comes about due to the decision to [[AgeLift age]] him up from being a nine year old, where his lack of independent decision-making was understandable. He's such a doormat, that the first decision he makes on his own in the series is killing himself.²** Tytos Lannister was this by reputation, which thus directly contributed to the rebellion of his vassals House Reyne of Castamere.²* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Midori at the beginning, as shown by her getting regularly shaken for money by [[spoiler:her former foster brother]].²* ''Series/{{Succession}}'' has a few of these:²** The deadbeat loser Greg is a FishOutOfWater among the fantastically wealthy Roy branch of his family. He's trying to suck up to them to get a piece of their money, so he takes all of their bullying and mockery with little attempt to stand up for himself. This is exacerbated by his AmbiguousDisorder, which makes him awkward and flustered in social situations.²** Tom comes from much more humble beginnings than the Roy clan and, similar to Greg, has essentially made himself a sycophant to the family while dating Shiv. For his part, he seems to enjoy having Greg around, as there's now someone lower on the totem pole than him, and he bullies Greg mercilessly when they're alone.²** Tom's parents reveal that he was cut from the same cloth as them. At Tom's wedding, they say that had lots of fun waiting for hours at the airport to be picked up and are embarrassed to ask for a drink when they arrive. Whether they're always this passive or just overawed by the Roys' wealth is ambiguous.²* ''[[Series/Forever2018 Forever]]'': Oscar is extremely nonconfrontational. In the first episode, we see June yelling at him while he remains mild. In the seventh episode, June discovers that he secretly rearranges the dishwasher after she loads it to avoid arguing about it. She marvels with disgust at the lengths to which he'll go to avoid confrontation. When giving Mark advice, Oscar says that he is the "peacemaker" of the relationship and that every couple needs one.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Music]]²* "You've Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me" covered by Music/FrankSinatra on ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers'':²-->''I know that I'm the slave, you're the queen''²* [[VirtualCelebrity 2-D]] of Music/{{Gorillaz}} is an Extreme Doormat to Murdoc. To date, the psychopathic bassist has kidnapped him, stolen his girlfriend, sold most of his belongings, [[OrganTheft taken several of his organs]], beat him up repeatedly, and run over him...twice. And though 2-D has ''only recently'' smartened up to this and come to resent Murdoc, he's still too afraid of him to do much.²* "Bound For The Floor" By LocalH seems to be about someone like this.²* "Self Esteem" by Music/TheOffspring is about someone who is a combination of this and a LoveMartyr.²-->''When she's saying that she wants only me\²Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends\²When she's saying that I'm like a disease\²Then I wonder how much more I can spend\²Well I guess I should stick up for myself\²But I really think it's better this way\²The more you suffer\²The more it shows you really care, right, yeah, yeah''²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Myths & Religion]]²* Arguably, the main character of the Hindu epic ''Ramayana'', Sita, is this, as she takes every slander, exile, and degradation by ''her own husband'' without any protest, always folding at whatever she is ordered. Eventually though, it becomes so much she begs her divine mother, the Earth, to take her home, and is granted this.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Roleplay]]²* In ''Roleplay/WeAreOurAvatars'', modified Asimovian laws mean that a human simply has to give Yuzuki Miura from a command, which she is unable to resist.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Tabletop Games]]²* Slave Mentality in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' turns your character into this towards his owner only. If ordered to "make them give you the money and don't take any gruff", a Slave Mentality character will not hesitate to stand up against the most physically and socially intimidating person.²* Beholden in ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', who lack a worldview of their own and generally end up simply going along with the most convincing Genius in the area and serving the vitally important role of Igor.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Theater]]²%%* Seymour -- and, to a lesser extent, Audrey -- in ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''.²* ''Theatre/HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'': "But what is your point of view..." "I have no point of view." "Supposing the company thinks..." "I think so too!"²* Princess Mary of ''Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812'' is pretty much this. Her Doormat status is self-inflicted in part because of her strong religious convictions, which keep her submissisive to her crazy, cruel old father to the point where she has given up hope of getting married, or really, being happy.²--> ''This is just how it is, It's just how he is, I'm always to blame. He could beat me, And treat me like a dog, Make me fetch food or water And it's just how it is, Oh, Father, I love you, Father.''²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Radio]]²* Scumspawn of ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'', who once ''ate himself'' because Satan told him to.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Video Games]]²* ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'' gives us Vayne Aurelius, ''TheHero''...²** Though Vayne is more than just your typical doormatty hero: he has a pretty good reason to be that way. [[spoiler:He's the Mana of Wishes. Meaning he exists to grant everyone else's]].²** In the [[VideoGame/ManaKhemia2FallOfAlchemy sequel]], Zeppel Kriever [[spoiler:, who is now the principal,]] has undergone a serious case of {{Flanderization}} and become one.²* [[spoiler:The player character]] in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'' arguably [[spoiler:is this way even after the MindControl is cured]]. [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "You won't even walk until someone says go!"]]²** [[spoiler:By extension, this is applicable to virtually all silent player characters in a video game, a fact that the game's developers [[{{Deconstruction}} intended to point out]].]]²* Namine in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' is this for the Organization until the end, where she defies Marluxia for Sora's sake. In ''358/2 Days'', she's suddenly [[AesopAmnesia back an extreme doormat]] for [[AntiHero DiZ]]. For her few scenes in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', though, it's clear she's gotten past this phase at last and does things because she wants to, rather than because someone ordered her to.²** To be fair, ''358/2 Days'' takes place at least partly during/immediately after ''Chain Of Memories'', so it makes sense that that Namine's CharacterDevelopment might not be so clear.²* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'' has Pepe, who just wants to keep everyone happy, but is pressured and pushed into a situation where he 'must' choose between his lover Linda and his family... because [[HoldingOutForAHero Linda refuses to do anything to solve her own problems]] and expects him to sweep her away from it all by eloping, regardless of how that would leave his family to deal with ''her'' family's debt. In the end, he cracks under the pressure and [[spoiler:[[TakeAThirdOption leaves town alone]]]]. This doesn't help, and ''everyone'', even the heroes, are pissed at this non-solution.²* Charon, a possible companion in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', has been brainwashed to unquestioningly obey whomever holds his employment contract. His doormat behavior doesn't extend to anyone else, though. Employers who antagonize him would be well advised not to fire him.²* Yes Man in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is forced to be as helpful as possible due to his programming. However, he's also incredibly cheery about it. If the player [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential decides to kill him]][[note]]Don't worry, he'll upload himself to another Securitron[[/note]], all he can do is beg for mercy and say that he deserves it. Of course, he's actually instrumental if the player wants to be the sole ruler of Vegas and in the Independent Ending. He tries to avert this a bit where he states in the ending that he's found an upgrade that lets him be more "assertive", specifically that he'll only take orders from the Courier.²* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':²** Saori Hasegawa, the Hermit Social Link in ''[[VideoGame/Persona3 Persona 3 Portable]]'''s female path. Naturally, she ends up on the receiving stick of some MaliciousSlander, and it's up to the protagonist to teach her to enforce her opinions.²** Yuuki Mishima, ''VideoGame/Persona5'''s Moon Confidant, starts off as essentially Kamoshida's whipping boy, but his Confidant reveals that he had pretty much always been this in his previous school and was receptive of the bullying he received because he believed it was simply his lot in life. It's not until he meets the Phantom Thieves that he realizes he has more to offer than just being everyone's punching bag.²* Dante Moro in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'', who is left extremely impressionable after being knifed in the head. The guy who paid the thugs to attack him ([[MurderTheHypotenuse who secretly lusted after Moro's wife]]) is subsequently able to talk Dante into anulling his marriage, and even has the audacity to hire him as a bodyguard.²* Uther, leader of the lost kingdom of Insalaum in ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Z}}2: Saisei-Hen'' starts out as one of these, taking orders from an old hag of a prime minister, retreating after taking a single hit and just being an all-around sissy. [[spoiler: Once he awakens his Sphere, he does a complete 180, gains about fifty [[TookALevelInBadass levels in badass]], smashes the final boss of the first game into the dirt with one hit, and if you end up taking the "If" route, he becomes the game's BigBad]].²* Lilli of ''VideoGame/EdnaAndHarveyHarveysNewEyes'' is this by way of HeroicMime. She never has an option to talk, only to begin a sentence that's then interrupted by another character guessing what she's going to say. Nor, at first, does she have the option to disobey orders given by authority figures. Over the course of the story, she's forced to disobey some people's orders in order to help other people, but the degree to which she develops a spine depends on the ending. [[spoiler:If she surrenders to Dr. Marcel, it's all for nothing. If she kills him, she's still doing what the story wants. Only in the semi-hidden "Contradict" ending does she tell everyone, including the InteractiveNarrator, to stuff it]].²* Dehl in ''VideoGame/TheReconstruction'' ''never'' acts whenever anyone, mainly [[BrattyHalfPint Tehgonan]] insults him. Its only after [[spoiler:Havan devastates the world]] that he becomes assertive, to a ''[[HotBlooded huge]]'' degree.²* Visas Marr from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords''. Her encounter with [[OmnicidalManiac Darth Nihilus]] practically sapped all her will and she believes her own life is completely meaningless and only exists to be used by someone else.²* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'': Every Diamond Dogs soldier whenever Venom is doing something to them. Perform CQC unannounced? "Thank you, Boss!" Threaten one with a chokehold? "Thank you, Boss!" Hit them with a tranquilizer dart and kick them in the stomach? "Thank you, Boss!" Hit ''Ocelot'' with a tranqulizer dart? "[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers La Li Lu Le Lo]]. [[MadnessMantra La Li Lu Le Lo]]."²* Despite being one of the most opinionated and argumentative party members in the game, Fenris from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' is revealed to have been one of these, due to not only being a slave, but also having lost all memories prior to serving his master. If Hawke chooses to [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential sell him back to his previous master]] he will go without a fight.²* Lily Pad from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' doesn't say anything if you put a plant on top of him, and keeps all his thoughts inside.²* ''VideoGame/EnsembleStars'' most prominently features Tsumugi, a guy with so little spine that when he realised his apparent friend Eichi had deliberately set him up as a scapegoat merely to further his own career, his only response was to praise how smart the move was. Things don't get much better for him after he joins Switch and finds him constantly hit by Natsume as punishment for aiding ''fine'' against him and the other Oddballs, though every now and then he will comment on Natsume's {{Jerkass}} violent behaviour demonstrating at least a ''bit'' of a spine.²** It also has Mika, who swears complete UndyingLoyalty to Shuu, to the point of valuing his life and happiness far above his own. However, Shuu always cared more about Nazuna, leading to a very unequal relationship. Over time, Mika comes to value himself more and realise how destructive his obsession with Shuu is.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Visual Novels]]²* Youko Hasekura, resident [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] {{ninja}} girl of ''VisualNovel/CrossChannel'', lives mostly only to do whatever the protagonist Taichi Kurosu asks of her, except for the times when [[{{Yandere}} she decides she knows what's better for him]].²* Used as a {{Deconstruction}} in the VisualNovel ''HeartDeRoommate'' when one of the girls accuses the resident YamatoNadeshiko of being this, only coming across as sweet and innocent because she's too much of a moral coward to have her own opinions. Amusingly enough said character quickly proceeds to rectify this by expressing her own opinions on the other girl's GenkiGirl[=/=]{{Yandere}} tendencies. Thus proving that she really was a YamatoNadeshiko; otherwise she wouldn't have the inner iron to do such a thing.²* M in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' never shows any emotion or interest in ''anything''. He doesn't even bother telling people to leave him alone.²* Kiryuu Moeka from ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'', to the point that [[spoiler:Tennouji Yuugo, AKA Mr. Braun, contacted her as "FB" as she was about to commit suicide due to feeling useless and exploited her by making her feel useful, instructing her to perform tasks for him to the point of murder]]. Eventually [[spoiler:in one world line FB ceases contact with her, which eventually [[DrivenToSuicide pushes her over the edge to hang herself]]]].²* Assassin in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' never varies from polite interest in his emotions. [[spoiler:Caster partially ruptures his lungs, he continues chatting. [[BodyHorror True Assassin eats his way out from inside]] and he practically comments on the weather. Bleeding to death after Saber has run him through? Talk about birds]]. He expresses no opinions or goals beyond wanting [[BloodKnight to have one good fight]] during his tenure as a temple guardian. He can't leave the temple because he'll vanish if he does, and even ''if'' he beats everyone else, his master wins and gets the Grail and he still won't get anything because he is a fake Heroic Spirit that is something of a composite identity, and therefore has no wish to be fulfilled (not that the Grail would grant a wish to fake like him). Why bother?²** Also Kuzuki, who weirds out Shirou with his complacence. Around the time [[spoiler:Archer kills him]], though, it seems like at least SOME of this is faked. [[spoiler:Continuing a fight to the death against someone you have no hope against just because he feels he ought to finish what he started? Suuuure, that has ''nothing'' to do with how said guy caused the death of your Servant and the one person that ever made you feel anything in your life]].²%%²%% X-Change was removed from the wiki for violating the content policy.²%% Do not restore the pothole or attempt to re-create the work page.²%%²* The protagonist of ''X-Change'' is in [[{{Hentai}} exactly the wrong genre to be this]], and he only gets weaker after getting [[GenderBender turned into a girl]]. Not until the third game does he finally get the option to fight off an attempted rapist.²* Ken Krause of ''VisualNovel/JakeHunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past'', with no small amount of lampshading by several characters.²* Genji Ronoue from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is "exemplary furniture," according to [[OneSteveLimit Ronove]]. He basically lets Kinzo and Beatrice do whatever they please, even if that includes [[PaterFamilicide killing the rest of the family]]. He even shocks [[SugarAndIcePersonality Kanon]] by passively accepting Beatrice as his new master after she kills Kinzo [[spoiler:in the third arc]]... and her next task for him is [[spoiler:to die]]. He complies.²** [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Clair Vaux of Bernard]] in ''Requiem of the golden witch'', as she is merely a tool created by [[spoiler:Bernkastel]] for the purpose of reading [[spoiler:Beato/Yasu's past]].²* Diana from ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' could never say "no" to her abusive husband. Even when she tried to run away from him he found her and pressed her to get back to him. Trying to force herself out of this is the reason she joined D-com's experiment.²* [[ShrinkingViolet Mikan]] [[TheWoobie Tsumiki]] in ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2'' is a tragically severe example. She became the Ultimate Nurse by taking so much abuse as a child and having to treat her own injuries because nobody else would, and is almost constantly talked down to by everyone but the protagonist. In free-time events, she reveals that she used to let people write on her, throw things at her, burn her, saddle her with their debts, or force her to take off her clothes. She's grown so accustomed to abuse that she assumes that people who don't bully her must not care about her at all. [[spoiler:When she catches the Despair disease in Chapter 3, it turns out, unsurprisingly, that on some level she despises those around her for not even trying to help or protect her. Unfortunately, she also remembers her “love” who, in despair-warped perspective, did love and protect her, Junko Enoshima, the Ultimate Despair, a woman who caused the apocalypse to amuse herself. When we finally get to see what it actually was like, she’s a brainwashed implied sex slave, but the despair brainwashing makes her love her own despair, seeing it as love.]]²** From the same franchise, there’s also [[spoiler:Mukuro Ikusaba]]. While we don’t get to see this part of her personality in the visual novels [[spoiler:due to dying while disguised as her sister Junko, who’s also the one she serves and the mastermind]], it becomes the central part of her personality in the light novel Danganronpa Zero and the anime Anime/Danganronpa3TheEndOfHopesPeakHighSchool, and in the alternate universe novel Danganronpa IF we also get to see her actually break free from it. Her talent as the [[spoiler:Ultimate Soldier]] is the first hint at this. She’s completely loyal, obeys orders without question and has absolutely no limit to what she’s willing to do to follow those orders, including inflicting MindRape and torture as well as [[spoiler: [[Manga/KillerKiller slaughtering an entire classroom of children just to prove her obedience to Junko]].]] When [[spoiler:Junko]] insults her, she happily agrees with the insults. When [[spoiler:Junko]] tries to kill her, she [[NightmareFetishist gets excited]] by how much [[spoiler:Junko]] wants to kill her. She’ll wait [[CeilingCling on the ceiling]] just for [[spoiler:Junko]] to set up a visual gag. She’s complicit in [[spoiler:the murder of billions]] for [[spoiler:Junko’s]] amusement. Between Zero and IF, we actually get an explanation for this: love. When she loves someone, her entire goal is doing what they’d want (or at least her interpretation of it) and pleasing them, allowing for both LoveMakesYouEvil and, in IF’s ending, [[spoiler: LoveRedeems]]. Fitting her dog-like nature, she has [[spoiler:a wolf tattoo from her time in the mercenary group Fenrir.]] [[spoiler:Junko clearly likes to collect these kind of people.]]²* ''VisualNovel/{{Grisaia No Kajitsu}}'': Sachi will do absolutely anything you ask her to. She has not refused a request once in the entire time she’s gone to Mihama. Even joking requests are taken absolutely seriously, which can even put her in danger. She actively shies away from making her own decisions or setting the goals or actions of the group. After awhile it's hinted that a really troublesome order will be interpreted in a convenient way if possible, but that's it.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Comics]]²* Kevin J Dog from ''Webcomic/{{Newshounds}}''.²* Kazuo of ''Webcomic/RedString'' fits this trope perfectly. His entire life is wrapped up in winning [[WellDoneSonGuy his Father's approval]]. From his job, to his major, to the girl he marries he'll do anything Kenta says. Shame Kenta sees Kazuo as worthless and nothing but a bargaining chip, [[spoiler:which finally [[DrivenToSuicide drives Kazuo to attempt suicide]]]].²* Kusari from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is an interesting case: She does have an attitude, but that's about all. She still obeys the CEO of Hereti-Corp absolutely, and though she is capable of rational, independent thought, she has no motivation to do anything but serve. MindControl is suspected, but it also seems like she has been made this way from the start and has no "real" self.²* Gary from ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' allows himself to be beaten, kissed by his gay friend (who is well aware he's straight), prevented from having sex by the same person who said she would help him ''get'' sex, be used by multiple women for his skill at oral sex without getting so much a "thank you" in return, be talked into giving a blowjob to another man (again he's straight, although he finds a way to cheat with this one by blindfolding the man and using a grapefruit), and be pegged regularly by a woman with a strap-on (he eventually starts enjoying it, but was very unwilling at first). A dominatrix identified him as "the perfect sub", saying "it's like he has no will of his own".²* Lenny appears this way in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''.²* In ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'', Kendall is [[InformedAttribute described as such]] by the cast page. So far, however, she seems to be a very underplayed version.²* Marten in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' indulges in a little [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] now and then, but most of the time patiently endures all kinds of crap from the rest of the (mainly female) cast. Oh! And his former job was "office bitch" (with an official office bitch ''business card'', no less).²* In ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'', the Eebs are [[PlanetOfHats an entire species of doormats]]. Which in turn has led to them all being enslaved, as they will follow any direct order. [[spoiler: It later turned out that the doormat tendency was the result of brain-clamping, naturally they're borderline AxCrazy.]]²* Tavros in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', to the point where he can't even bear a grudge towards the person who ''paralyzed him''. Taken to extremes [[spoiler:in the afterlife]], when he can't even bear a grudge towards the person [[spoiler:who ''killed'' him. Who is the same person who paralyzed him earlier]]. After another round of verbal abuse from the same person, [[spoiler:Tavros ''finally'' gets fed up and flies away while [[FlippingTheBird flipping her off]]]].²** Mituna [[MoodSwinger swings]] between this and a sort of even more aggressive Karkat mode with poorly-spelled profanity.²* Helen from ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', who, throughout the course of the series, had basically been treated as a minion for various cliques--as well as TheUnfavorite in her household, who was expected to advertise for her sister, and given a conditional love response for failing to do so--and at one point explicitly thinks, "At least if I'm being used, that means I have a use." Eventually, she runs away in response.²* Elliot from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' tends to be this when villains aren't involved. It actually causes problems, as his inability to take initiative or make choices based on his own needs basically [[spoiler:ruins any romance he's involved in]].²* Edward from ''Webcomic/{{Life}}'' [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname isn't actually named Edward]]. "Edward" is just the name Felicia called him, and he never cared enough to correct her.²* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Siv is pessimistic about quite a few things, including her own capacity at defending her opinion about a given situation, which causes her to not put much effort in holding her ground.²* ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' has the pink-haired woman, best exemplified [[ here]].²-->'''Pink-haired woman:''' Am I gonna watch your dog that's locked in a safe to prevent it from being stolen, which was ''itself'' stolen, by you, from a store you forgot you owned, when you were trying to rob a bank, and you [[RuleOfFunny for some reason]] don't know the combination, and you say you'll be gone five minutes but that could probably mean almost anything at this point?\²'''Joleco Pet Store robber:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Yeah!]]\²'''Pink-haired woman:''' ''[after nightfall]'' Okay I have '''got''' to learn to say no.\²'''Safe:''' [[TheStinger Meow]].²** A later comic has a guy approach her in a bar, [[spoiler: and eventually coach her [[ into how to say that "no"]].]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Original]]²* "Handy" from ''Literature/VoidDogs'' doesn't even consider herself to be a person. Considering that her real name is a serial number, this might not be surprising.²* Several characters from ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' show levels of doormat affinity, but two in particular have fit the definition of Extreme Doormat:²** Two the Golem was set free with an order to do what she wants, but she was created with only one desire: to do as she's told. Her growth out of being an Extreme Doormat began when she learned to have other desires, starting with eating sweets.²** The LizardFolk use communal decision making, so Hissy holds no strong opinions of her own. Human missionaries decided she should go to school, the school decided she should join the skirmish team. Her response to all of it is simply that she has no objection. As a background character, her Extreme Doormat status wasn't even apparent until she got some CharacterDevelopment.²* Weasley Crusher of ''Literature/BinderOfShame'' was constantly bullied by the other players, on one occasion being pushed into buying pizza with money he said he needed for insulin.²* The Producer from WebVideo/ScreenRantPitchMeetings. Even when the Screenwriter comes up with all the weird, nonsensical plot elements, he initially objects but when the Screenwriter refuses to back down, he just go with the idea. As seen in the the Wolverine: Origins episode, Screenwriter sometimes insult Producer to his face but he doesn't retaliate. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Web Videos]]²* Although he likes starting arguments, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic constantly succumbs to peer pressure because he desperately wants to be loved and those arguments nearly always end with him crumbling for not much reason.²* In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex starts out as this to pretty much everyone, although she eventually gets better through CharacterDevelopment. The prequel comics show that she used to be even worse, allowing herself to be completely dominated by a boyfriend who took credit for all her ideas while constantly cheating on her.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Western Animation]]²* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':²** Harley Quinn is this when it comes to the Joker. Lampshaded in this exchange:²--->'''Harley:''' I'm not a doormat! Am I?\²'''Poison Ivy:''' If you had a middle name, it would be "welcome"!²** However, she does have a spine, even though it takes some time to dig it out. The episode "Harlequinade" demonstrated that when angry enough, she's perfectly willing to blow the Joker away (with a machine gun!) with barely a second thought. Probably the only scene in the entire series where the two showed genuine mutual respect and affection, as fits to their twisted minds.²* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': Chris often gets roped into Dan's revenge schemes and eventually goes along with what he says while openly disagreeing with him. At one point, he has to remind Dan and Elise that he is his own person and can make his own decisions. That said, there are a couple of times where he puts his foot down like in "The Monster Under The Bed" or "Chris".²* Stacy Rowe from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fits the bill, though she started to grow a spine in the final season.²* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': Ed, when around his friends (mostly Eddy) and especially around Sarah, probably because he's too stupid and seems just happy to be an obedient follower. He doesn't even mind being abused by his ''younger sister'' or treated like an object, despite being extremely strong. Not including "Little Ed Blue", he only stands up to Sarah ''once'', because Eddy told him to, and immediately feels guilty about this when Sarah [[CrocodileTears starts crying.]]²-->'''Eddy:''' If Sarah told you to jump in the lake with a rock tied to your head and wait for naked photos of you to develop so she could hand 'em out to all the kids in the cul-de-sac, would you?!²-->'''Ed:''' I had socks on, Eddy!²* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':²** Cleveland's extreme doormat personality became a plot point in one episode, where it caused his wife, Loretta, to cheat on him with Quagmire because Cleveland wasn't passionate at all. Peter tries to [[TeachHimAnger teach Cleveland to get angry]] and [[GoneHorriblyRight it worked so well that Cleveland wanted to murder Quagmire]]. Cleveland manages to regain control of himself and, while he is still the doormat in his own show, he isn't as bad as he used to be.²** Lois' mother is also shown as being a doormat to her husband, essentially bending to his will and even suppressed her Jewish identity because her husband wanted to get into country clubs. However, when she discovers in another episode that her husband cheated on her, she firmly tells him to leave.²** Lois herself is also an extreme doormat. While she does get angry at Peter's tendencies to embarrass her and other shenanigans he puts the family through, Lois always forgives him at the end of the episode and has never even thought about leaving him. She'll also rarely stand up for Peter whenever her father puts him down.²** Meg herself is a doormat incarnate. Because she's the universe's ButtMonkey, she's very submissive and doesn't put in any effort to defend herself. Her school, the town, and even her own family always mocks her, abuses her (physically and mentally), and act like she deserves it all. In the hurricane episode, Meg finally snaps and tells off her whole family by showing them just how horrible they are as a family and as human beings. This causes everyone else in the family to turn against each other for their terrible and annoying flaws while Meg walks away from it. In the end, she realizes that without her, the Griffin family will turn against each other to let out their aggressions and her being the punching bag was the only thing that kept any form of peace in the household. Meg apologizes to her family for acting out and [[StatusQuoIsGod everything goes back to the way they were.]]²* Wilt from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. His catchphrases are "I'm sorry" and "Is that okay?". When lost in the woods, his first suggestion was, "I can starve first if it helps". Occasionally he has outbursts of anger at being treated as a doormat...and then apologizes for it.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has [[UpToEleven Neutral Planet]], with ''nothing'' but doormats.²-->'''Neutral Advisor:''' (Seeing the Planet Express Ship about to crash into their planet) Your Neutralness, its' a [[DarkestHour Beige Alert.]]²-->'''Neutral President:''' [[IfIDontReturn If I don't survive, tell my Wife "hello".]]²** Kif Kroker is a more moderate example, justified by having [[GeneralFailure Zapp Brannigan]] as his superior. Especially after he hooks up with Amy, he becomes less of a DeadpanSnarker and much more passive.²* PJ on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''. Despite being the OnlySaneMan, he is so insecure that he finds it difficult to say no to anyone, no matter how unreasonable their requests are. Max typically drags him into {{Zany Scheme}}s despite his objections, while his father treats him like a slave on several occasions. Even his little sister pushes him around. He typically puts up a token resistance with Max (who always manages to break him without trouble), and no resistance at all with his father, mostly displaying his resentment while alone, though [[BewareTheNiceOnes there are a few occasions he's pushed too far]]. He also takes verbal abuse and rejection without fighting back.²* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Phoebe served as this for her friend Helga at times. One episode had her get tired of this after Helga's actions lead her to get hit by a car and she gets Helga to be this for her. [[StatusQuoIsGod Things go back to the way they were by the end of the episode though]].²* MODOK in the animated ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' series (from the '90s) has aspects of this trope, constantly putting up with the Mandarin belittling him and even having to be persuaded out of helping him enact a plan that would KILL HIM. When asked why he puts up with it he answers "He makes me laugh. Seriously, I ''like'' him."²* There was a short-lived Terrytoons character called ''John Doormat''. However, this is only when he's with his wife; when's he's at work he's actually a mean, scary boss.²** Which would make this TruthInTelevision in [[BadBoss far too many cases]].²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Eugly the rabbit. She's willing to do anything [[AlphaBitch her sister]] tells her to do, even though she's constantly being mean to her.²* On ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Bill can fit this trope sometimes, although it can be tragic just as much as it's played for laughs. He was really a go-getter guy when he was in high school and pretty tough and likable, but his current doormat status is implied to partly be because he joined the army, but mostly due to his leeching, cheating, dominating ex-wife Lenore, who left him with a broken heart and a missing spine.²-->'''Bill:''' When people yell at me, I usually do what they say!²** Bobby can be like this too, mainly because even for someone his age, he's astonishing easy to influence and can be pushed into behaving in strange ways just from being ''around'' certain people.²** Cotton's second wife Didi is maybe the most extreme possible version of this. She's always shown as quiet, depressed, and submitted, all of which are desirable traits in a spouse to the Jerkass Cotton Hill. With little free will of her own, she seems more like a slave than a wife.²* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Norman from "[[WesternAnimation/NormanNormal1968 Norman Normal]]" is a nebbishy businessman who follows his father's advice to "not make waves" to a fault, being easily pressured by his boss into getting a sale through unscrupulous means and laughing at jokes he doesn't find funny just to fit in. The only hint of a backbone he shows is at the end, when he angrily storms out of a cocktail party after getting mocked by the bartender and telling a needy, annoying friend "Go soak your head!"²* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'''s incarnation of WesternAnimation/PorkyPig will put up with or go along with anything because he's soft-hearted and [[IJustWantToHaveFriends wants to have friends]]. WesternAnimation/BugsBunny is determined to make him more assertive, but WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck takes advantage of him on a daily basis.²* Mr. Milk from ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'' has quite a few doormat qualities, although it's mostly because he's stuck being school teacher to local VillainProtagonist Vendetta. Having an evil red bird fiend constantly keeping him in check doesn't help much either.²* Mole from ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' finds himself in this trope very frequently. It makes a lot of sense, since he often serves as Ratty's SycophanticServant and will very blithely listen to anything that he says.²* The Bushwoolies from ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were frequently troubled by the difficulty they had disagreeing with anyone, especially each other; their leader Hugster seemed to be the only one who really had a mind of his own. It was probably all they could do to decide to rebel in "Escape from Katrina" in the first place.²* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':²** Fluttershy, who kowtows to pretty much everything under the sun. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Don't push it, though]]. And don't threaten her friends: Fluttershy doesn't stand up for ''herself'', but standing up for her friends ''[[MamaBear is another story entirely]]''. An episode revolves around her doormattitude, which has been turned UpToEleven for the sake of the episode; she's even pushed around by Angel Bunny, who up until now tended to make it his job to keep everyone else's pushing around to a minimum. So she goes to a seminar on assertiveness, which causes a complete personality 180. She actually calls Pinkie Pie and Rarity worthless to their faces before the HeelRealization rolls around.²** In Season 6, we find out her parents are even ''[[UpToEleven worse]]'' about it, which her freeloading brother gleefully takes advantage of. Apparently ''she'' was always the assertive one in her family.²* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. Stimpy appears to be like this sometimes for Ren. However, that's the gag: it isn't so much that he's a doormat (extreme or not), it's more that he's...well, an "eediot".[[note]]It's implied that he literally doesn't know any better. It's never really clear either way. It doesn't help that Ren takes advantage of him every chance he gets...[[DependingOnTheWriter except when he doesn't]].[[/note]]²* The title character from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' fits this trope perfectly. He lets everyone (mainly his friends Heffer and Filburt) take advantage of his kindness, and no matter how many times they wrong him, Rocko is quick to forgive them even though he knows full well they will wrong him again in the future.²* Slinkman from ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', particularly when it comes to Scoutmaster Lumpus in earlier episodes.²* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'': Golly Gee Kid the janitor, in his sidekick days, this is basically his job as Maxum Man's sidekick.²* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':²** Waylon Smithers, an assistant to Mr. Burns. For much of the series he helps with Burns' schemes almost unquestioningly, but he may be a subversion in that there are some schemes even he will object to at the risk of losing his job. (See "Who Shot Mr. Burns Part 1.")²** As Homer became more of a JerkAss, Marge appeared to be more and more of a doormat, forgiving him over and over again, not only for stupid accidents and acts of ignorance, but huge acts of genuine deceit. While Bart and Lisa weren't willing to put up with it in many cases, Marge overlooked almost everything he did.²*** Finally addressed in the movie where Marge declares she had put up with Homer's jerkass nature and shenanigans long enough and decides to leave him. Homer spends the rest of the movie figuring out why Marge left him and what he can do to correct it.²*** One episode lampshades this behavior of hers. The family is kicked out of town because of Homer's drunken antics, Bart's destructive pranks, and Lisa's expensive environmental initiatives. At the townhall meeting when Marge tries to defend the family she's told she's the worst of them all for always turning the other way and acting as an enabler to their behavior.²** Ned Flanders (specially post-{{Flanderization}}). He's a bit of a pushover, and easily lets Homer insulting him or taking advantage of him. In their first meeting, when he asks Homer if he needs something, Homer agrees to "borrow" the TV tray that Ned has just bought for himself. Eight years later the tray is still in the Simpsons' living room.²** Kirk Van Houten.²** A notable example is Seymour Skinner, obsessed with being the "perfect son" for his mother Agnes and not capable of say NO to her. One episode even had him win an award for being the biggest doormat in Springfield and was represented in said scene with a doormat with a picture of his face on it.²* Pushover in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Smurf Who Couldn't Say No", who basically is a Smurf who has trouble saying no until he accidentally causes the Marsh Monster to be released by extinguishing the ancient Foxfire Flame in the Great Swamp, and then he and Scaredy return to the swamp to relight the flame and Pushover insists on Scaredy doing the honors. By the time the episode ends, Pushover is no longer a pushover!²* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':²** Liane Cartman, Eric Cartman's mom. She will give her son anything and everything he wants to ridiculous extremes, without objection.²*** [[ADayInTheLimelight One episode focused on this]], with the Dog Whisperer basically explaining that her social ineptitude means her son is the only real companionship she has, which is why she will do anything to make him happy so she can spend time with him. This is one of the reasons Cartman is such a {{Jerkass}} and a spoiled brat.²*** And in a more recent episode, She ''finally'' decided enough was enough and started denying Cartman...only to have him convince everyone that she repeatedly raped him--''in public''.²*** However, in recent years, it seems that she will occasionally stand up to him and put her foot down. He'll whine and complain about it, but more often than before, she stands firm.²** Chris from the two-part episode "Do The Handicapped Go To Hell?"/"Probably" is also an example of this, as he lets the rude/abusive Saddam walk all over him during the episode and reacts very passive-aggressively to Satan cheating on him.²** Butters in his pre-breakout days. Though he sometimes sill qualifies when he's not playing the {{Woobie}} or BadassAdorable.²* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is this to the extreme; several episodes show he's virtually incapable of saying no to ''anyone'', and in "Walking Small," he's so passive that he actually lets a random fish sit on him without a fight. Several episodes show him try to grow a spine, only to conclude that he's fine with being stepped on... sometimes literally.²** That being said, as shown in "Can You Spare a Dime?", [=SpongeBob=] ''does'' have his limits on how much abuse and exploitation he can take, though it took ''several months'' of Squidward [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity taking advantage of his kindness]] before he reached that point.²* Luxor the cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Tutenstein}}'', thanks to the magic that compels him to serve the pharaoh.²* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had the episode "One Little Word", where Stan is portrayed as a doormat for his boss Avery Bullock, constantly at his beck and call no matter how inconvenient or demeaning his orders are. In particular, Bullock is having an affair and orders Stan to help cover it up and take care of his mistress, all while Stan is supposed to be on vacation with his wife Francine. At the end of the episode, Stan finally decides to say "no" to Bullock...but he does this immediately after he's been shot by his enraged wife and is on the floor pleading for help (and Francine, who'd spent the whole episode trying to get Stan to assert himself, is practically begging him to call 911).²* Amethyst in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollz}}'' realizes this about herself after watching old movies, where she only ever did what everyone else wanted to do.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Real Life]]²* Most people have met someone like this. Often, these people either inspire the protective instincts of others or they're constantly taken advantage of. Many times, without meaning to, these people come off as somewhat creepy.²* Corporate culture encourages this in some positions, such as cashiers.²* ''Some'' dogs.²** Pit bulls and other muscular breeds in particular have a habit of being extremely soft and precious when they aren't trained to be fighting dogs.²** Also, some cats, if you look at the page image.²* This can be a sign of certain psychiatric issues. Often, people who have been abused, outcast, bullied, or in other ways mistreated can be very nice out of fear that if they say no, then bad things will happen.²** The abuse survivor version of this is called Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It comes with a side of lack of self worth, inability to connect with others, and lack of ability to express emotions. It's particularly sad because to the sufferer, being treated like a doormat is better than being excluded entirely, and they're convinced that if they try to express and assert themselves again, then they'll just end up being hated.²** Of the personality disorders[[note]]a persistent mental disorder of "non-organic" origin (because brain damage and neurodegenerative disorders [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody can also cause personality changes]]) that affects the entire character, from altered emotional functioning at the basic level (e.g. MoodSwinger in borderline personality disorder, or LackOfEmpathy in antisocial personality disorder) to a warping of their perceptions and world view, generally resulting in persistent personal and social problems. In general they are very difficult to treat.[[/note]], [[ Dependent Personality Disorder]] is characterized by such a serious psychological dependence on other people that they will bend over backwards to meet the wishes of the ones they cling to, and will generally push decisions they have to make onto others because of their unwillingness to make them. People with the disorder will rarely even lift a finger for themselves, out of conviction of their own incompetence in doing things for themselves and an extreme fear of being rejected, abandoned and left alone by the ones they are close to.²* Creator/DougWalker has discussed this in early episode commentaries, where he admits to having no backbone and getting bullied for it, but it doesn't bother him because all he wants to do is be nice.²* Certain unhealthy friendships will have one person making absurd demands and the extreme lonely doormat folding to them, even at a personal cost and not feeling like they can pursue their own goals. ²[[/folder]]²----


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