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Hurting Hero

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Hurting Hero may refer to one of the following pages:

  • Being Good Sucks: Doing good, heroic, selfless deeds is very difficult and/or comes with a high cost.
  • Break the Badass: A badass hero goes into a mental or emotional breakdown.
  • Broken Hero: The hero is kind and cheerful despite having a painful past.
  • Emotional Bruiser: The hero is so tough that it's not considered shameful if they express their pain.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: A hero thinks they're worthless in spite of all of their heroic accomplishments.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: A hero feels responsible for a loved one's death, holding guilt for not being able to save them.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: A character chooses to do good, heroic, selfless deeds in spite of their cynical worldview.
  • My Greatest Failure: A character feels guilty over a mistake they made, motivating them to do better or to not let it happen again.
  • Personal Horror: A hero is plagued by negative, horrifying feelings that hurt them.
  • Stepford Smiler: A character seems happy on the outside, but they're hiding depression, emptiness or insanity.
  • Trauma Conga Line: A character suffers and/or endures trauma after trauma.
  • The Worf Effect: The badass hero gets hurt by an enemy to establish the enemy as a serious threat.

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