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  • The rat from the What A Cartoon short O Ratz: Rat In Hot Tin Can. All he wants to do is stay warm and yet he is constantly getting beaten, abused and hurt by people and run over by cars.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • Wile E. Coyote. Continuously failing in his one goal in life: catching that friggin' Road Runner. Many people have felt sorry for him and wished he caught that bird just once.
    • Sylvester. While he does misbehave, he is one of the more sympathetic Designated Villains along with Wile E., mainly because his punishments tend to be disproportionate and inconsistent.
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  • Arnold, of The Magic School Bus fame. Helped that he was in some cases the voice of the audience, who would quite rightly be terrified of rafting on a magma floe regardless of how "safe" it was.
  • Tina from Bob's Burgers. Thankfully, the autism joke about her was abandoned after episode one.
  • Al Capone in "The Clownfather" takes up the clown trade (and forces his underlings to do so too) to prevent any clowns from ruining the birthday of his son or any other children, after a clown ruined his fifth birthday. Tuddrussel weeps after hearing his story.
  • Jerry in Code Monkeys has to put up with all kinds of crap that would probably drive a lesser person to want to kill himself. Of course, being a Black Comedy, it doesn't look like things are going to get much easier for the poor guy.
  • Cyberchase: Delete. Even though he's one of Hacker's henchmen, he's simply just too much of a Kindhearted Simpleton to even be a Jerkass Woobie. Just watch "The Fairy Borg Father" and chances are high you'll want to reach into your screen and cuddle the poor robot.
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  • Donald Duck, from the Classic Disney Shorts, may be THE Disney Chew Toy...Yet some fans do feel for him greatly, mostly because in quite a number of the shorts his bad luck is there...because it has to be. In the comics by Carl Barks you even feel more sympathy towards Donald.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: Larry and Tobias. Larry feels an obligation to keep everything in check my working so many jobs that in five minutes he hasn’t to switch from one job to another about twenty times. Tobias never has anything go right for him, and only has a few friends.
  • The Fairly Oddparents.
    • Tootie has the world's most sadistic babysitter as a big sister and fails to win the boy she loves, plus is bottom of the barrel on the social ladder and, unlike Timmy, seems to have no friends outside the Cream Puffs, who seem unwilling to even attend her birthday party.
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    • Cosmo and Timmy's Dad, especially in recent episodes when they're not being Bumbling Dads to Timmy. Dad's reaction to getting fired by his own son in one episode is heart-wrenching, despite all those times he's lied and neglected Timmy. Plus it's good to know that Timmy's Dad wasn't always neglectful and it was his wife and Vicky's fault that he ended up being one. Cosmo is a Momma's Boy, can't do anything without Wanda, and is supposedly extremely stupid (in the earlier seasons, he was at the very least sensible, but later seasons play on his lethal stupidity) not to mention abused by his mom, Jorgen Von Strangle, and even Timmy and Wanda on occasion. You've got to feel sorry for both of them.
  • Family Guy:
    • Meg Griffin. There are dozens upon dozens of examples of abuse being heaped on Meg. Apparently, the writers think it's funny. Not to mention many of the fans also consider it funny, too.
    • Brenda Quagmire. Abused by her jerkass boyfriend Jeff and has to constantly live in denial with the abuse. The abuse was so bad, that Joe agreed with Peter and Quagmire to kill him. Could you imagine if Brenda actually went through with marrying him?
    • Death, is this and a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds. The poor guy is despised and treated like shit by everyone for doing his job and can't form a good human relationship. Even Peter takes pity on him.
    • Hell, even Glenn Quagmire himself, as he was revealed to have been born nine times and a lot of his childhood was constantly being structured by his mother's promiscuous lifestyle, which in turn molded him into the promiscuous man that he is today. Having to deal with the fact that his sister constantly got abused by her boyfriend got Quagmire into dark levels and he was married twice with the first ending tragically with his first wife.
  • Felicity from Felidae.
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
    • Wilt, badly injured in the past and then abandoned by his creator, he does his best to help out everyone with a smile, often with little or no thanks—partially because he's desperate for approval. His Catch Phrases are "I'm sorry!" and "Is that okay?"
    • Foofy Wuggums from Good Wilt Hunting. Accidentally left all alone at a train station lost-and-found for several months, leaving her to believe that her creator doesn't want her anymore? Aww... and she even speaks in Baby Talk!
  • Franklin:
    • If it's possible for an inanimate object to qualify, then how about the treefort? Depending on whether or not you consider Franklin and Friends an Alternate Continuity, the kids are now on their third treefort. The first one was blown down by a stiff wind in the original series in "Franklin Plays it Safe." A new one was built, and this one (possibly) was knocked down (along with the tree that it was in) by a fierce storm in "Franklin Sees a Storm" on Franklin and Friends. One really begins to wonder just what's up with treeforts in Franklin's world. (As an amusing sidenote, Franklin / Franklin and Friends airs on a network called "Treehouse TV" in Canada.)
  • Futurama:
    • Though the Chewtoy's poster-boy, Zoidberg is indeed seen as a Woobie by a section of the show's fanbase, who'd love nothing less than to comfort him.
    • Leela falls into this a few times, mostly when her upbringing in the orphanage is alluded to, or when she laments her lack of parents.
    • Seymour from "Jurassic Bark."
  • Wade Duck from Garfield and Friends.
  • Gargoyles:
    • Lexington. He's the tiniest gargoyle, big ole eyes, and the "I'll never trust anyone again!"
    • Brooklyn for the amount of times he had his heartbroken (not to mention the time he ended up having to help Derek, his rival for Maggie's affections.)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has a lot of them, as for the record, a lot of the character's suffering comes from Mandy, which is even worse when one realizes that Mandy always gets her way. We have;

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