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Basic Trope: Someone suffering through their selflessness.

  • Straight: Alice is a selfless girl who cares for others. She isn't treated nicely in return.
  • Exaggerated: Alice has devoted her life to caring for others at her own expense, oftentimes to the point of near-starving herself due to spending everything on those in Greater Need Than Her... yet all she gets from fellow humans are laughs, sneering or ignorance.
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  • Downplayed: Most of the time Alice puts others first and doesn't do what she wants in order to help others but she spends the rest of the time on herself.
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  • Parodied: Alice cared for an Obviously Evil Alpha Bitch.
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  • Averted: Alice is a selfless girl who care for others. She was treated the same in return had she not care of others anyway.
  • Enforced: The writer (usually The Cynic, or at least a proud owner of a nice pair of Jade-Colored Glasses) wants to point out that Life Isn't Fair and kindness does not get rewarded as the media usually portray.
  • Lampshaded: "Get real, Alice. No one respects a doormat who is kind and sweet and never strikes back. No one."
  • Invoked: Alice was raised by her family to be that kind of Proper Lady.
  • Exploited: The Corrupter tries to lure Alice into The Dark Side through pushing her to a Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal.
  • Defied: Anyone mistreating Alice will soon be facing her boyfriend Bob, who will scar the bastard (or the bitch) into not bullying Alice again.
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