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This Index Has Had a Hard Life

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"It's a hard-knock life for us!"

An index about characters who have had a hard life, the things that happened to them, and how such things have affected and continue to affect them.

See also Madness Tropes — a tragic past can lead to mental disorder, but not all characters who experience tragedy go mad, and not all madness is the result of a tragic past. The former goes here, but the latter does not.

May be overlapped with the Sympathetic Index.