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  • Arc the Lad has Darc who's not merely bullied but ''reduced to slavery'? by the Deimos race (intelligent humanoid monsters) thanks to his obvious human lineage. He reacts by deciding that any Deimos who will not submit to him and acknowledge him as king is better dead. And proceed to kill all those who fits the descriptions.
  • Avalon Code has a moment that neighbors Phantom Brave proportions. The Big Bad dupes one of your friends into jacking the Book of Prophecy and uses it to begin his own plot for omnicide - thankfully, it stops midway through, as he doesn't have the power in his current body to wholly destroy the world. Your love interest (Fana will be your substitute if you don't have one) gets pulled INTO THE BOOK and their page entry is ruined thoroughly during the fiasco, however, and you are buried as well. Once you're unearthed, what does the "Holy" King do? Why, he accuses you of destroying the town, brings together a bunch of civilians who equally use you as a scapegoat, and throws both you and the only guy who has even half an idea what just happened in jail to rot for all eternity! Thankfully, you manage to get out of there with help from a fellow con who uses the basement of the castle to store his ill-gotten goods, and from there the two of you begin your plot to get the book back and set things right.
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  • The NPCs of Breath of Fire IV love to torment Ryu (and the player) with pointless Fetch Quests and genre-change mini-games. In the end, the player decides whether to "put up with it silently" or Kill ’Em All.
  • In Bully, Petey is more than a bit feminine, and though Gary is constantly a prick to him Petey keeps going back. Probably because that was the only 'friend' he had (until Jimmy).
  • Castlevania: The Belmont clan at one point suffers this, as their immense magical power caused them to be feared by the locals. Trevor Belmont, however, manages to set things straight by saving these people from Dracula's wrath (and kicked his butt), only then they start accepting the family.
  • Yoshiki from Corpse Party was revealed to have been a sort of lone wolf before his second year in high school.
  • A key factor in Ayane's backstory in Dead or Alive. Due to her "cursed birth," she was shunned and looked down upon by most people in the Mugen Tenshin village, with Kasumi and Hayate essentially being the only friends she really had.
  • The Elder Scrolls:
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    • This is the case for the Ideal Masters, who rule over a dimension of Oblivion known as the Soul Cairn. Despite this, they are not Daedric Princes like the other rulers of Oblivion and are not counted among their ranks. In fact, no one, not even the Demiprince son one of the Daedric Princes, is quite sure what they are anymore, though it is known that they were once mortal sorcerers.
    • Malacath, the Daedric Prince of Pariahs, the Spurned, and the Ostracized, is not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes. (Given his sphere, this is rather appropriate.)
    • Jyggalag, the Daedric Prince of Order, is feared and despised by the other Daedric Princes both for his immense power and for his basis in "order", compared to the basis in "chaos" most of the other Princes have. Even Malacath, not considered a "true" Daedra by the other Princes, is more highly regarded than Jyggalag. As Sheogorath puts it:
    "Malacath is more popular at parties! And Malacath is not popular at parties!"
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    • Meridia is a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with Life Energy, Light, and Beauty. Meridia was originally one of the Magna-Ge, the "star orphans" who who fled Mundus (the mortal realm) part way through its creation, following their "father", Magnus. However, Merida was banished from Aetherius for "consorting with illicit spectra", implied to be the Daedra. Considered a "trespasser" in Oblivion by the Daedra, she, through sheer force of will, "bent and shaped" the rays of Magnus to create her own Daedric realm in Oblivion, known as the Colored Rooms, while she became a Daedric Prince.
  • The protagonist from Endeavor is ridiculed for his small size (even among dwarfs) by the other dwarves in his neighborhood.
  • In Fallout: the player character spends the majority of the game going through hell to find a water chip to save the Vault s/he hails from, only to be kicked out in the end for having become too different in the process. At least, that's the reason that s/he is given. In fact, the Overseer fears that he will break the Vault Experiment by encouraging people to leave before the experiment's set date. People left in protest of that decision anyway, caught up with the Vault Dweller, and helped found the tribal village of Arroyo.
    • Also played straight in Fallout 3 where everyone hates you upon your return to Vault 101, assuming you go back upon hearing the distress call that is. They hate you because all hell broke loose when your father left the vault rad roaches killed a few residents, and his leaving stirred up a rebellion and blame you due to proxy.
  • In Final Fantasy VII, Cloud had a lonely and alienated childhood in Nibelheim. He was apparently shunned and ostracized by many of the children, especially Tifa's close friends, as well as being viewed as a troublemaker by the adults. This makes it easy for Tifa's father to blame Cloud for causing Tifa's near fatal accident when she was eight years old when it actually wasn't his fault — running off into the Nibel Mountains was entirely Tifa's idea, not Cloud's. The years of social isolation led to deep emotional insecurities which drive Cloud to leave Nibelheim in an attempt to become a famous hero and thereby prove to everyone that he's not a loser. Unfortunately those same insecurities prevent Cloud from getting into SOLDIER and also contributes to his mental breakdown during Hojo's experiments.
  • Final Fantasy XIV applies to trope to an entire nation. The nation of Garlemald are composed of people who are physically and intellectually superior to the other races. However, the Garleans have a genetic makeup that prevents them from using magic. According to the supplementary material in the lore book, all the other nations either ignored, bullied, or mocked the Garleans for their inferiority with magic. Once the Garleans discover ceruleum, they harvest it to make huge advancements in technology and weapons that are miles above what the rest of Eorzea uses. With the power of magitek, the Garleans form their empire and aim for complete subjugation of Eorzea.
  • Ricken in Fire Emblem Awakening was bullied as a child, even more so after his family lost most of their wealth and their noble status.
  • Princess Azura from Fire Emblem Fates notes that she has been ostracized and bullied no matter which kingdom she lived in.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn has Aloy who is considered an outcast by the Nora tribe because she is a motherless child. It's considered a crime for anyone to even TALK to her lest they risk being outcast as well.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has a very minor subplot based on this, which only takes place in cutscenes. Link is shown to have a strong friendship with Colin, a child in his village, who is routinely picked on by the other children for being shy and pacifistic. But when Colin saves one of the village girls from being trampled by a rampaging villain, he turns into an instant hero and everyone wants to be his friend.
  • In Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis, most of the school life of one Vayne Aurelius seems relatively normal, save for the numerous hijinks that his friends drag him into. Then comes a teacher attempting to take his life (and his fighting said teacher in self-defense), and The Reveal that he was an artificial, and very powerful, Mana, and the entire school turned on him. Luckily, his friends are still there for him.
  • Mass Effect has no less than five examples:
    • Kaidan Alenko is one of humanity's very first biotics, and while he prefers to avoid discussing the matter, there are occasional references to people giving him a wide berth both because of his powers and his dangerously outdated implants.
    • Ashley Williams is the granddaughter of the human commander at Shanxi — the only battle where an Alliance force surrendered to an alien one. Since then, the military has had it in for her family, which is a bad thing when military service is In the Blood. Despite her competence, Ashley is constantly stuck with minor and degrading posts.
    • Grunt is considered an abomination by the krogan for being genetically-engineered. They are, however, willing to give him a chance to prove himself. In the end, krogan care more about how well you can fight than how you were born.
    • Cora Harper frequently found herself as an outsider due to her biotics. She joined the Andromeda initiative in hope of finding a place to belong as more than just "a useful freak".
    • The asari are a species able to mate with anyone, and pride themselves on their population of half asari hybrids. When two asari mate and have a child, the "pureblood" is considered an outcast since they don't contribute anything new to the gene pool. It also doesn't help that purebloods have a (admittedly pretty small, but still greater than zero) chance of becoming Ardat-Yakshi, which are essentially mass-murdering Horny Devils in a sci-fi setting.
  • This trope was at the origin of all the events in Miitopia: there was once a regular Mii that was royally ignored by everybody else and felt horribly lonely as a result. They came to think their face was too dull for the other people and shed it as a result, becoming the vengeful Dark Curse, who would steal the faces of lots and lots of Mii from the island of Miitopia.
  • In Misao, this ends up being a driving force of the plot on all counts. It's mentioned early on that Misao didn't have many friends and the class bullies harassed her constantly. In the "Truth" ending it is revealed that Mr. Sohta was also generally disliked by classmates.
  • Mild example: In the Nancy Drew games, even the non-Jerkass suspects tend to pick on Nancy's clothes, hair, or looks in general.
  • In NieR, Kainé was bullied and ostracized by the other children for being intersexed.
    • In NieR: Automata, Devola and Popola (and all the remaining android models of their line) are treated with disdain by everyone else due to the actions of the Devola and Popola from the first game completely messing up Project Gestalt.
  • Oswald from Odin Sphere is loathed by virtually every being on the planet because of his cursed nature as a shadow knight — at best, he is tolerated by whoever is employing him because of his fearsome combat skills, much to the disgust of the ruler's other underlings. Oswald is well-aware of the fact that the universe itself despises him, but puts up with it because the only other alternative would be to give up and go die in some corner. Which he does when he is spurned by the only person in the world he cared for. It happens twice, point of fact.
  • The Witch Boy from Overlord II was treated this way by... everyone in Nordberg save for childhood friend Kelda, because he was generally creepy-looking and disruptive- the latter partly as revenge for shoddy treatment. This led him to be tossed out of the town when the Glorious Empire arrived to conquer the town and purge the region of magical beings. Given that he's an Enfant Terrible in a series revolving around Villain Protagonists, this quite naturally results in the entire village being either enslaved or eradicated when the adult Witch Boy returns to conquer the world.
  • Persona 5: Part of what draws the protagonists together is that they're all more or less outcasts.
    • The Protagonist, Ryuji, and Ann all have negative reputations at their school and are viewed as Delinquents by both the staff and the student body.
    • Yusuke is abused and exploited by his guardian, Madarame.
    • Makoto is pressured by both her principal and older sister Sae to "be useful." Associating with the former gets her the Teacher's Pet treatment and further alienates her from her peers.
    • Futaba suffers from a severe case of Survivor's Guilt and social anxiety when she was blamed for driving her mother to suicide by her other relatives to the point of being a Hikikomori.
    • Haru is forced into an engagement that she does not want and has nobody to support her through it.
    • Goro seems like a bright young Great Detective but grew up in an abusive household and has been alone his entire life.
  • Phantom Brave takes this to rather disturbing lengths.
  • Quake IV had Matthew Kane, the main character, who ends up being Stroggified (in every way except for the fact that he still retains his mind, due to being rescued before having his mind control chip activated). At first, most of his comrades (aside from his Squad members) reject him for this, but after learning that he's thw best and only hope for humanity, everyone wants to be his best friend.
  • In RuneScape, the Wizard's Tower is founded on the belief that anybody can learn to use magic, and it should not be unique to anybody. Consequently, most faculty and students resented Ariane since she was both genuinely talented at magic and a hereditary Seer, traits which contradicted the Tower's philosophy. The one professor who did like her turned out to be a Treacherous Advisor planning to use her to suicide-bomb the Tower, and points out that her social isolation made her vulnerable and trusting enough for his purposes.
  • The backstory of Sonic the Hedgehog's Tails state that other kids mocked him for his twin tails, though that kinda disappeared after he joined up with Sonic. Similarly, Blaze was shunned for the fire powers that she initially had trouble controlling, which, along with her role as guardian of the resident Cosmic Keystones, led to her becoming withdrawn, antisocial, and insistent on working alone.
  • Spyro the Dragon: While the rest of the dragons accept her, Cynder faces this from the Cheetahs, particularly Chief Prowlus and the Hermit, for her actions under Malefor, despite the fact she was Brainwashed and Crazy at the time and is now trying to help Spyro save the world. While the Hermit doesn't change, Prowlus and the rest of the village come around after they help them out. Sparx also has the same habit, typically not letting Cynder live down what she's done, but ultimately asks her to keep watch over Spyro as they go through the Burned Lands to confront the Big Bad and he can't go with them.
  • Tales of Rebirth:
    • Halves, children born of the union between a Huma and a Gajuma are viewed as outsiders and consistently discriminated against by both races. This social rejection is a key point in both Hilda and Militsa's characters.
    • Ninon, the young girl with the Force of Feather was ostracised from her village because she could not control her Force that made everything float. She is found living alone in the mountains during the game.
  • Warframe:
    • This is the origin of the Tenno twice over. The warframes were humans infested by the Technocyte Plague, becoming a meld of man and machine but driven insane in the process. The Orokin tried to use them as weapons, but failed because they were impossible to control. In another incident, a ship full of children was lost in the Void; the children came out broken, but with incredible Void powers. The Orokin also tried to use them as weapons, but failed because incredible powers aside, they were still just children with no other enhancements or combat experience. However, the children were able to pilot the warframes, as they were the only people capable of showing them basic empathy and compassion. The children became the Operators, and with the warframes they were the Tenno.
    • Separately, there is the story of Rell. An autistic child, he was ignored and pushed aside by the other children. He was on the ship and exposed to the Void along with all the others, but was forgotten and never had a chance to become a Tenno. Instead he was left out in the Void, where he found an Eldritch Abomination that lived in the Void. He gave up his humanity to inhabit a warframe permanently and gain immortality in order to hold back this entity. He founded the Red Veil to watch over his tomb and guided them from beyond, but eventually came to see the entity as his only friend, drove much of the Red Veil insane, and tried to destroy the Tenno. The Tenno had to destroy his warframe and finally allow him to rest.
  • 15-year-old Rudy from the first Wild ARMs suffers from this. His unusual strength and his ability to use ARMs (magic guns said to have been used by Demons) freaks people out, making him an outcast from society (the fact that no one knows where he came from does not help matters). Best shown at the beginning of the game when he's driven out of the village he just saved because the villagers (who , up till that point, had been nice to him) found out he carried, and wielded, an ARM.
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