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  • El Pato Donald , de los dibujos animados clásicos de Disney , se encuentra con frecuencia en esta posición, abierto al tormento por varios personajes secundarios o simplemente por un destino cruel. ("¿Quién se queda atrapado con toda la mala suerte? Nadie más que el Pato Donald".) Otras veces, él trae su propia miseria en virtud de ser un imbécil y una especie de imbécil .
    • There has been a vocal outcry in Italy over Donald's Butt Monkey status in the late 1960's, so comic book writer Guido Martina and fellow artist Giovan Battista Carpi made it up for them by creating a Superhero alterego for him called "Paperinik", a Portmanteau of Paperino (Donald's name in Italy) and Diabolik. The Paperinik stories eventually spun off into their own canon.
    • House of Mouse frequently showed short cartoons under the title of "Donald's Dynamite", in which Donald would find himself lumbered with a Cartoon Bomb that no matter how he tried, he couldn't get rid of. Inevitably, these would be about five minutes of watching Donald become increasingly desperate to escape the explosive before being blown up.
    • Goofy has also developed a slight Butt Monkey status in a lot of his "How To" shorts. Whether it's Goofy himself or the many lookalikes that appear during these videos, most of them either end with or feature him getting hurt or beaten up. For example, the "How To Dance" video ends with him getting knocked over during an energetic dance on a crowded floor, causing him to get punched, kicked, and squished by the other people on the floor.
    • Arguably Pluto, since he's the only animal character to not speak or walk on two legs, even though Goofy is also a dog and does both these things.
  • The Looney Tunes team, particularly Chuck Jones, liked to pit "winners" against "losers", which meant that many of the villains or antagonists (Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Witch Hazel, and sometimes Daffy Duck) routinely got the stuffing kicked out of them on both a physical and personal level. However, the defining character of this trope is undeniably Wile E. Coyote, who has never once had a chance to be anything BUT a Butt Monkey.
    • Even Bugs Bunny was subjected to being one of these on a few occasions. (See the Cecil Turtle shorts, Bob Clampett's Falling Hare, Jones' Rabbit Rampage, etc.)
    • Tiny Toons Adventures had Plucky and Hamton.
    • Pretty much every character in Animaniacs. The most consistent examples are Dr. Scratchnsniff, the mime, Buttons, The Goodfeathers (Especially Squit as a result Pesto beating him up on a daily basis while Bobby watches and laughs) and Chicken Boo.
      • Although most of Rita the Cat's misfortunes are taken in a more sympathetic light.
      • Don't forget poor Mr. Skullhead from the "Good Idea, Bad Idea" sketches.
    • Histeria! has Pule Houser for this.
    • Loonatics Unleashed has Tech E. Coyote.
  • Tom, in the Tom and Jerry shorts. Sometimes this will catch up to Jerry, too (Most notably when Tom gets his revenge on him).
  • Wally Walrus would more often than not wind up as this, with him being at the mercy of Woody Woodpecker's antics.
  • Like Luigi, Meg Griffin on Family Guy goes through all kinds of crap, primarily being ignored, neglected, and ridiculed by her own family.
    • In "Stew-Roids", Meg is sobbing in her room, upset that she is not invited to a party in her own house. Lois, meanwhile, is comforting her, but eventually gets bored and suggests she commits suicide by giving her some Ambien and a Sylvia Plath book and "whatever happens, happens."
      • Word of God seems to indicate that it's played straight, and the only thing the writers can think of to do with the character. Meanwhile, you have fans who hate the way the writers treat her (although plenty of fans prefer Butt Monkey!Meg).
      • Meg is now in Designated Monkey territory, in large part because of her parents' Face Heel Turn. Before cancellation, Lois and Peter weren't especially fond of their daughter, but at least show enough love that Lois conspired to get revenge at high school kids who pranked her, and Peter tries to share some of his popularity when he goes undercover at high school (despite some jailbait temptation from Connie D'Amico). After the show's return, though, they become the main source of Meg's suffering. It's easier to imagine Peter and Lois beating their daughter between shows than lifting a finger to help her now.
      • One episode had Meg snap at her whole family and gives the biggest "The Reason You Suck" Speech to them, blasting them for their flaws and how badly they had treated her over the years. One would think Meg finally catches a break as her family breaks down in tears from the revelation, but Meg later realizes that the reason her family treats her like shit is because they need someone to expel all their negative energy into and without Meg for that, they would turn on each other. Meg decides to apologize for what she said and lets her family abuse her again for the sake of keeping everyone slightly sane. Some fans may see this as a cheap in-universe reason for why Meg is abused in nearly every episode.
      • In the "The Road to the Multiverse" episode, Meg is shown what she would be like in alternate universes. In one universe where technology is super advanced, Meg is shown to be extremely sexy with a revealing outfit, large breasts, long hair, and no hat, but Stewie says that the universe she is in still considers her ugly. In another alternate universe where everything is in the world of Disney, Meg is portrayed as being extremely fat and has tentacles instead of legs (parodying Ursula from The Little Mermaid). Meg is a complete Butt Monkey no matter what universe she is in.
      • To sum up Meg, she will always be a victim to Status Quo Is God. Meg has a boyfriend? He'll break up with her or someone else will cause him to leave her. Does Meg get her attitude toughened up? She'll be soft again next episode. Does someone care about her for who she is? It won't last. Does her family actually feel remorse for abusing her and promise to love her? Peter will resume farting in Meg's face later on. Meg is basically never allowed to have any ounce of happiness and whatever she gets is taken from her. She has started to become a Woobie in the eyes of the series's ex-fans.
        • In the South Park parody episode "Cartoon Wars," she is the only character with no dialogue.
      • Brian has recently fallen into this as well despite being the Straight Man. Every woman he date winds up dumping him either due to his own insecurities, bad advice and/or meddling from Stewie (who mind you is a baby and has only one dating experience which he asked for Brian's advice on) or just cause the plot say so. Always winds up falling to whatever Stewie is doing at the moment. Fails at pretty much any endeavor he tries. Mocked constantly even getting berated by Quagmire of all people for his failings. And keep in mind Brian is supposed to be the intelligent one. Talk about a turn around of character.
      • Brian's case started out as a Take That Scrappy, since up until then he was portrayed as a smug, self-righteous douchebag whom the show treated as always being in the right. The smug, self-righteous douchebaggery eventually went away but his Butt Monkey status remained.
  • Denzel Crocker from the The Fairly OddParents! the fairy seeking evil 5th grade teacher is usually thrawted by experiencing life threatening injuries. Examples include getting blasted into ash, mauled severely twice in a row, crushed by boulders, crushed by giant buildings, electrocuted, run over, cut into pieces. Almost every episode he’s in he experiences some serious injuries.
  • The Toiletnator from Codename: Kids Next Door, sure the guy has the power to control all toilets and has the coolest name but none of the other villains give him any respect and they all think of him as being annoying.
    • Se hace evidente en un momento que PUEDE ser increíblemente peligroso por derecho propio. Después de que un equipo de villanos lo rechaza, decide ir al comando del KND (armado con émbolos, tortas de urinario, etc.). Resulta que los villanos ya habían invadido su casa del árbol, Toiletnator los confundió con el KND disfrazado y los derrotó a todos, aparentemente su única victoria contra sus compañeros de equipo.
      • That's nothing. What about the episode where he actually flushes an entire Grand Canyon full of milk and cereal? Right as the KND were about to take the first spoonful. Now that's awesome.
    • Es algo poético que, en la Gran Final , Toilenator sea el único villano que no participe en la gran búsqueda del tesoro que se ha establecido y se quede atrás en el lugar de partida para burlarse. Como resultado, él es el único enemigo que termina completamente ileso al final.
    • Numbuh 4 also gets this treatment periodically, sometimes being self-inflicted, but often not. A notable example being when Sector V was all temporarily decommissioned.

 Numbuh 1: (speaking to Numbuh 2) Sure, you're smart, that's why you're not the one on the pole.

Numbuh 4: (On the pole) Hey!

  • Butters of South Park is a naive, wide-eyed, sweet-hearted little boy who Matt and Trey exhaust their imaginations thinking of new torments to inflict upon, including beatings, attempted murder by his mother, a ninja star in the eye (which was ignored in favor of everyone being outraged over Cartman being naked in public), etc. The character he has effectively replaced, Kenny, was also a prime example of a Butt Monkey (later seasons toned it down, though).
    • Pip, el pequeño niño británico de las temporadas anteriores fue definitivamente un Butt Monkey antes de que fuera eliminado del programa. Era tan impopular con los otros niños de la escuela que en un episodio intentaron ver quién podía escupirle más. En otro episodio, Cartman se burla de él porque sus padres están muertos. Al igual que Butters, tenía una disposición educada y agradable y generalmente tomaba todos los abusos con buena naturaleza. La Palabra de Dios dice que Pip dejó de aparecer porque Butters funcionó mejor como un ejemplo de este tropo.
    • Then there's a literal Butt Monkey on the show, the multi-buttocked Five-Assed Monkey.
      • Wouldn't that be a Butts Monkey?
    • Cartman was also a Butt Monkey, as he's the character that the other boys make fun of the most. ("Wow, this place is huge!" "Yeah, it's almost as big as Cartman's ass!") The pilot episode is literally about things going into and coming out of Cartman's ass. Of course, he stopped being a Butt Monkey when he started to actually deserve all the bad stuff that happened to him. And there comes a point at which it could be argued that the four boys are all Butt Monkeys, in that they always find themselves inextricably involved in absolutely ludicrous situations that they have no interest in ("we don't care, we just want our Okama Gamesphere back"). And, of course, there's Scott Tenorman, who was tricked into eating his parents, and was then mocked by his favorite band of all time. While not a recurring character, he had the show's Ultimate Butt Monkey Moment.
    • In the episode with Damien (who himself is something of a Butt Monkey for being the son of Satan), Pip affirms this by saying the other kids do pick on Cartman a lot, but like him because he picks on Pip. This gives Damien the idea to turn Pip into a fireworks display for Cartman's birthday party, causing all the kids to like him.
      • Although Cartman rarely played along with the fat jokes involving comparisons to the size of his ass.
      • Cartman still gets jerked around quite a bit these days. There was pretty much all of "Cartman Sucks" (especially the last scene), he was treated like a dog by Caesar Milan in "Tsst", humiliated by Butters of all people (and in the same episode molested by a movie executive while in disguise as a robot), had the crap beaten out of him by Wendy, literally shat upon by his idol Mel Gibson...just goes to show you that even the most clever Magnificent Bastard isn't immune to pain and humiliation.
    • Kenny used to be the show's resident Chew Toy/Butt Monkey. In much earlier seasons he dies at the end of nearly every episode. It's Lampshaded in the Thanksgiving short with Jay Leno making a guest appearance.
      • Kenny no solo estaba muriendo cada episodio, sino que él y su familia se burlaban constantemente de los otros personajes porque eran muy pobres. Fue sobre todo Cartman quien bromeó al respecto, pero los demás siempre se reían.
    • In recent seasons, Kyle has often been the Butt Monkey, more often than in the earlier ones, but usually by Cartman. He was accused of causing 9/11 (thanks a lot, Cartman, not taken seriously over what he wants to do with the homeless, and reprimanded by Stan TWICE over said homeless problem (some friend you are, Stanley Marsh!), accused of being a bully when he claims that Cartman doesn't have Tourette's (which he doesn't), forced to suck Cartman's balls due to losing a bet, and coerced into drinking urine after chaos ensues at a water park. All of the other bad things are found in the Woobie section of South Park.
  • Sokka en Avatar: The Last Airbender , como una fuente frecuente de alivio cómico a lo largo de la serie, es víctima de una slapstick cada vez más violenta. Aparte del humor, una vez se enamoró de una princesa, solo para enterarse de que estaba comprometida, lo cual fue un punto discutible una vez que la mataron . Culminó en la segunda temporada en la que, durante todo el episodio, estuvo atrapado en un agujero.
    • Sokka's bad luck was Lampshaded in the Season 1 episode "The Fortuneteller," where the titular fortune-teller Aunt Wu tells Sokka "Your future is full of struggle and anguish ... most of it self-inflicted." Aunt Wu's point is soon demonstrated when Sokka, complaining about her prediction for him, vigorously kicks a small stone, which ricochets violently off a sign and strikes him.
    • A pesar de que el sufrimiento de Zuko generalmente cae bajo el juego cósmico , solo mira cuántas veces se lastima de manera divertida / triste / patética. En el segundo episodio, fue clavado por el boomerang de Sokka y terminó en la nieve gracias a Aang. También se salpicó el té caliente en la cara, se golpeó el pulgar con un martillo, se cayó de una casa, se cayó de muchas otras cosas (repetidamente), recibió un golpe en la cabeza una vez cada dos episodios y fue engañado para que golpeara a Mai. Una fuente de Azula. Además, observe cuántas veces lo golpean / golpean contra la pared / golpean contra el piso en "The Boiling Rock".
    • When the Cabbage Merchant appears, you know his cabbages are going to get destroyed.
  • Dib, de Invader Zim , es el blanco de las bromas de todos, debido a su locura percibida con respecto a lo paranormal (así como al tamaño de su cabeza). Un ejemplo interesante ya que él es el protagonista designado del programa. Su padre generalmente está ausente, usando el poco tiempo que tiene con Dib para lamentar su "locura" y presionarlo para que estudie "ciencia real"; su hermana menor, Gaz, es eternamente indiferente con él y, a menudo, se vuelve terriblemente violento si Dib, por ejemplo, toma su último pedazo de pizza o habla demasiado. Uno podría decir que el episodio de Halloween "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom" literalmente "lo atravesó en el infierno". (En un giro, al final del episodio, él era el único personaje que no resultó herido).
    • Almost subverted in "Dib's Wonderful Life of Doom", when Dib actually gained superpowers, thwarted the Irken invasion, and became hero of the world. Unfortunately, it was all a simulation so Zim could get him to confess that he threw the muffin.
    • Pushed even further, and here not because of people seeing Dib as a lunatic, in the video game Nicktoons: Globs of Doom, where Dib is stuck with the Card Carrying Villains because Zim managed to lie his way to the heroic side (The entire game is a Strange Bedfellows situation). No one (except Plankton, whom Dib complained to) raised an eyebrow. Not even Jimmy Neutron, who should know better than this. And when the villains Snap Back (and take them Dib with them, booting Zim out with the heroes for whatever reason), only to be defeated and left stranded in space? He complains that he's still not a bad guy. No one still cares.
    • Zim, the titular character, is that too. Like for Dib, he's regarded as being a freak by his classroom. Being a "Failure Is the Only Option" show, you can imagine what happens to him a lot of times and... well, his leaders sent him to Earth (not even knowing its existence) just to not see him anymore. And they gave him GIR. And now is regarded by them both like a pain and a joke. However, they do have their reasons---with the odd exception of Earth, which Zim cannot destroy, Zim's presence on a planet tends to cause lots of destruction and death.
    • Keef también podría llamarse un mono trasero; Es un niño demasiado amigable que no quiere nada más que ser amigo de Zim y Dib, pero sus intentos generalmente terminan con que él esté terriblemente herido. Sin embargo, solo es significativo en dos episodios, uno de los cuales fue inacabado y no emitido. Iggins, que solo aparece en un episodio, también podría llamarse Butt Monkey, aunque hay una razón para su sufrimiento excesivamente exagerado (tomar un videojuego que legítimamente debería haber sido de Gaz).
  • Bill Dauterive from King of the Hill. He's a divorcee, a loser, and a source of many, many jokes. Illustrated most poignantly in "Soldier of Misfortune," where the villain smacks him when Boomhauer mouths off. Made almost worse when he doesn't get a real happy ending in the Grand Finale.
    • O eso o en "Unfortunate Son", donde una mordaza que no tiene casi nada que ver con la trama principal hace que Bill sea atacado repetidamente por un halcón.
  • Many characters from Drawn Together end up being Butt Monkeys in one way or another, given the deranged nature of the show. In particular, Ling Ling, Woldoor, and Toot suffer the worst effects.
  • Tom Dubois of The Boondocks. He's an upstanding citizen who tries to distance himself from the negative stereotypes associated with African-American males in his neighborhood (his wife is Caucasian and is heavily involved in many Black causes), but still gets the majority of mistreatment from Riley and the self-loathing Uncle Ruckus. In a recent episode, he became the unwilling host of the ghost of Colonel Stinkmeaner, and nearly wrecked his own reputation by acting completely out of character at the most inappropriate times. Soon, Tom finally tried to get over his fear of prison rape by taking the Woodcrest elementary students (inculding Huey and Riley) to a real prison and, during a riot, had to face a rapist called the "Booty Warrior"....and Tom kicked his ass! (well, with a a little help from a soap on the floor, but still.)
  • Jon Arbuckle, in Garfield and Friends, frequently finds himself in this role.
    • Y está maravillosamente sombreado por el webcomic Garfield Minus Garfield , en el que el artista elimina a Garfield (y otros personajes menores) de las tiras, y deja al aparentemente esquizoide Jon hablando solo. Confía en mí, es muy divertido.
    • La contraparte de Jon en US Acres sería Wade. Si alguien se aburre en la granja (Roy más que nadie), la solución es hacer que Wade corra gritando aterrorizado. Y la mayoría de las veces, Orson criticaba a Wade por caer en la broma en lugar de por el perpetrador.
  • I. R. Baboon of I Am Weasel. He fits the trope perfectly, but with a bonus. As a baboon with no pants, he's about as close to a literal Butt Monkey as you can get.
  • Tom Peters of Tom Goes to the Mayor. His wife is hateful and grotesque, he can't connect to his step-sons on any level, he's an utter failure as an entrepreneur, and his every plan is doomed to failure merely by his association. When other characters are in a position to help him they never do. While it seems that Tom meets the mayor for the first time in every episode due to Negative Continuity, it's also hinted that Tom is so tragically insignificant that the mayor simply forgets who Tom is. The sole instance Tom was actually successful he turned into a complete Jerkass.
  • For Totally Spies!, let's put it this way: a good idea for a drinking game. If you happen to be watching a Totally Spies! marathon or are watching the show on DVD, take a drink every time something bad happens to Clover. You won't be sober for long.
    • There are some occasions where Clover or Alex gets this end of the stick, though.
  • Timon in Timon and Pumbaa.
    • To be fair, a lot of what Timon goes through is karmic retribution for some recent act of Jerkassery, usually by being overly rude, selfish, or proud. When using his powers for good such as dressing in drag and doing the hula to distract hungry, bi-curious hyenas, he's untouchable.
      • Zazu fue el Buttmonkey original para El Rey León , como casi ser devorado por Scar, ser atacado y Simba le mordió la cola, un elefante le dio un manotazo después de sonarse la nariz con la oreja y ser pisoteado por avestruces. ser empujado por el culo de un rinoceronte, ser pisoteado por cebras, hacer que una multitud de animales lo pisoteen, hacer que los monos lo toquen, verse obligado a entrar en el horror de su infancia, el Birdie Boiler , ser golpeado por Scar para desmayarse y encerrado ¡en una jaula! ¡Mira cuando Disney quiere decir cuando agrega el alivio cómico!?!?!?!
  • Greasepit from Biker Mice From Mars.
  • Sr. Luntz en Veggie Tales . A menudo es elegido como el compañero del villano, y ocasionalmente como un villano incompetente. Cuando tiene un papel positivo, el Sr. Luntz es infaliblemente el Mono Butt. En al menos dos ocasiones se viste de gala, una vez interpretó a Gollum (el mono trasero de la Tierra Media), y una vez lamentó el hecho de que toda su vida solo incluyó media hora de felicidad. La única historia en la que el Sr. Luntz no ha sido Butt Monkey fue en la historia de Don Quijote.
  • Adam Lyon in My Gym Partner's a Monkey. Everytime Jake Spidermonkey does one of his shennigans Adam is usually the poor sap who has to go along with it.
  • Candace from Phineas and Ferb. She gets trampled, attacked, lost, falls down, and just generally suffers way too much. Her universe hates her.
Vanessa siempre es humillada por su padre y tratada como una niña pequeña.
    • You think Candace has it bad? Doofenshmirtz has it worse. His parents weren't there when he was born, he was forced to be a lawn gnome, and his brother is the favourite of his mother. However, this is all played for laughs since Doofenshmirtz is the bad guy (even though he's more pathetic than evil).
Phineas could also consider himself one, his inventions always end up going wrong or disappearing, although he usually takes it with optimism.
    • Adyson in The Great Indoors. Oh so much.
Farmer's wife
    • Stacy received this treatment in Spa Day and Phineas and Ferb save summer.
    • How can we forget Baljeet? Just as an example, he apparently has to spend all of his allowance replacing wedgied underwear every single week.
Se revela que el director de la escuela en Doof 101 fue rechazado por Charlene y al final del episodio no pudo vengarse de Doof
  • Los guionistas de Los Simpson nunca parecen quedarse sin nuevas aflicciones con las que plagar a Milhouse. Quizás el mayor insulto a Milhouse proviene de detrás de escena. En el comentario en DVD de la película, los escritores declararon que originalmente Milhouse sería retratado como "finalmente tomando un descanso" con Lisa, incluso llegando al punto en el que ayudaría a salvar a Lisa y al resto de la mafia enojada y en general estar alrededor útil en la segunda mitad. Sin embargo, debido al temor de que el largo y largo enamoramiento de Milhouse con Lisa sobrepasara la cabeza de los espectadores ... esta historia se atenuó y Milhouse fue reemplazado por Colin ... ahora haciendo que la trama secundaria parezca añadida. Realmente no se trata de la pobre Milhouse, ¿verdad?
    • No, the worst insult to Milhouse is in a Twenty Minutes Into the Future episode where Lisa is getting married, and discusses her wedding plans with Marge:

 Lisa: I don't know, Mom. I feel kind of uncomfortable wearing white. You know, Milhouse...\

Marge: Oh, Milhouse doesn't count. (they both laugh)

  • Lisa might enter this trope soon. Her family is a bunch of idiots, she gets insulted for her gifted status, she is a loner and an outcast, and in an episode where Lisa finds out one of her ancestors helped a black slave become free, she tries to use that. However, Milhouse, who had loved Lisa, and married her in the future(if the latest episode on the future counted) said that her ancestor didn't do that, called the story a fairy tale and a fake, and basically betrayed her. The only redeeming part is that it wasn't her ancestor Eliza, but Mabel who freed the slave and coincidentally helped make the Simpson family 1/64th black.
    • Speaking of The Simpsons, need we mention Hans Moleman?
    • From about seasons 9/10, Moe and Kirk van Houten become two of the major Butt Monkeys of the show.
    • Homer himself has his moments of Butt Monkeying. From his frequent injuries (which reached the point that the Behind the Music parody stated that Homer became addicted to painkillers due to said injuries), humiliating situations (such as losing his clothing, getting covered in mud, running into other campers which led to him being chased and captured, and being examined by scientists because they thought he was Big Foot) and general bad luck and mistreatment. Granted he usually really deserves it (and most of the time causes it).
      • Many of the couch gags end with him killed, maimed, or humiliated.

 (family sits on the couch)\

Lisa: (mira a la cámara) ¿Qué? ¿No podemos sentarnos en el sofá con algo extraño? Homer: (golpeado por una lanza) Do'h!

    • Frank Grimes. Right to the grave.
    • Perhaps the most notable recurring example is that of Gil, a character whose only reason to exist is to fail at everything he does.
    • From the Show Within a Show we have Scratchy of Itchy And Scratchy, the perfectly amiable and good-natured cat whose sole reason for existing is to be the perpetual victim of the psychopathic, needlessly malevolent whims of the brutal mouse Itchy.
    • Sideshow Bob becomes the family's Butt Monkey in "Great Louse Detective".

  Bart: I don't know how we ever had fun without him.

    • Bart has his moments as the Butt Monkey too.
  • Pud'n from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, who seems to be a dumping ground for the weirdest, most horrible incidents that Maxwell Atoms can think of.
    • Irwin is twice the Butt Monkey Pud'n is. Let's see: he's in love with Mandy, who hates him and hurts him commonly; he goes through torture like being eaten, made fun of, physically attacked in every way, ended up in a few downer endings, and more; he got caught in the tub twice both in court and a warp hole. He's like the black equivalent to Milhouse.
      • Granted, at least he Took a Level In Badass in Underfist.
      • His genetics are quite interesting: his mom is a mummy and his grandfather is Dracula.
    • Grim himself. Just think, he's The Grim Reaper, subjected to a life as eternal Chew Toy friend to a complete meathead with uncontrollable destructive tendencies and a Machiavellian sociopath of a girl. The Grim Reaper as Straight Man? How ironic.
  • Prince Nestor from World of Quest always seems to have something slimy and gross cover him multiple times in an episode.
    • Not to mention the rivalry he and Quest have is pretty one-sided, as Quest is big and muscular and, well, an adult, therefore usually always prevailing over poor Nestor.
  • Iago of Aladdin: "When in doubt, hurt the bird," was the actual mantra of the writing and animation teams.
  • The entire purpose of Eek the Cat was about placing an incredibly sympathetic, sincere, likable character in a series of gags designed to bring harm to him.
  • In Teen Titans, Beast Boy. Poor guy even suffers in the Downer Ending. No wonder he's embarrassed that his first name is the same as that of a certain well-known cat.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter himself suffers this greatly in alot of crazy forms. For example, his entire lab is completely destroyed, the earth is destroyed, Dexter is turned into a sandwich, etc. He also gets into big trouble from his mom and dad as well.
  • Jimmy Neutron. He always gets the heat on him when it comes to anything that's not involving an invention. And when it DOES come to inventions...things always go wrong in some way. It's pretty rare for the main character to get this trope.
  • Kif Kroker of Futurama is a bit of a cross between a Butt Monkey and the Eeyore. He is put upon a lot because Zapp blames him for his own failings, and he's gotten a bit depressive as a result.
    • Oh, And Zoidberg, the most common recipient of the trope. In one episode Leela crashes the Planet Express ship through the roof. Hermes turns to Zoidberg and promptly docks his pay.
      • Inverted once (and only once) in the Xmas episode, where Robot Santa tries to kill everyone for being naughty, except Zoidberg, who has been very good, and gets a pogo stick.
      • Actually, it's inverted again much, much later on, when it's revealed that MOM, of all people, treats him with genuine respect. Seems that Zoidberg's lot in life is to be treated as a Butt Monkey by everyone except those who already treat everyone else as a Butt Monkey.
  • Kevin of Ben 10 Alien Force can't catch a break with his Troubled but Cute persona. On top of being too afraid macho to ask Gwen out, even after she kissed him, he gets his butt handed to him at least once an episode. In the premier, Ben thoroughly trounces him as Swampfire, and the Highbreed brushes off his attacks. Next episode, he winds up frozen and needs defrosting (Although to be fair, he was frozen along with Ben, Gwen and a police squad). Then he's chained down and turned into a giant chandelier and mined for crystal by Oompa Loompas little robot henchmen. Then his instant self-made armor gets blasted off of him by a sparkly blond prettyboy. Episode six gives him a break (though he does complain it's "the worst road trip ever"), but in seven it's back to being pounded, this time right into the ground by Gwen's grandmother. And in eight, he ends up being ripped into by an old school bully of Ben's who's possessed by a vicious metal armor. He was threatening in the original Ben10. One wonders why he's respected by the rest of the cast...
  • If you get annoyed at Jerkass Sentinel Prime in Transformers Animated, just wait five minutes and something nasty will happen to him. Usually it's related to Earth's weather/inhabitants/road structure, but he's also had his body stolen by a human, been humiliated in front of his comrades, screamed like a little girl when encountering organics, failed at driving in the rain, and been wrong in pretty much every arrogant assertion he's made.
    • From season 2 onward, Starscream also becomes a Butt Monkey in this series. It starts with the infamous "Starscream Death Montage" with Megatron killing him over and over again (with the allspark fragment on his head being the only thing keeping him alive). All of his plans always fail and in the finale in which may be his Crowning Moment of Butt Monkery, his clones (with one heavily implied to represent his self-loathing) betray him for Megatron. He spends the majority of season three as a disembodied head trapped with Megatron aboard Omega Supreme, and just when he fnally gets a new body, Megatron blasts him (He recovers). And in the finale, The allspark fragment that was keeping him alive is pulled out, thus killing him. And if you count the comic adaptation, he gets humiliated and blackmailed by Professor Princess. One can't help but feel a bit sorry for him.
    • Then there's Skyfire from the original series, an 'old friend' of Starscream's who is revived and used by the Decepticons, and then seems to heroically sacrifice himself to save the Autobots. Only a sequel episode shows that he didn't actually die, but was buried in some ice to the extent where it took the Autobots seconds to dig him back up, they just didn't bother until they needed him to fly somewhere. In that episode, he befriends Thundercracker for all of about thirty seconds, until the Decepticons shoot him. He's then routinely ignored by the other Autobots unless they need carting around the world, and forgotten about entirely when the Aerialbots arrive towards the end of the second series.
    • Beast Wars Waspinator's many deaths can be watched here. From the man himself:

 Waspinator: "Why universe hate Waspinator?"

    • Terrorsaur and Scorponok were also co-Butt Monkeys before they met their fate at the start of season 2, then Waspinator became arguably the sole Butt Monkey (Inferno has been picked on a bit as well).
      • It's only fitting that at the end of Beast Wars, Waspinator is the only Predacon to get a happy ending, becoming ruler of the early humans. Though, I guess it doesn't last long before he's booted from Earth by the humans. Though, by the end, Waspinator is the only Predacon who doesn't meet his/her fate (minus Blackarachnia, who's a Maximal by the end)
      • His Animated incarnation is basically the natural extent as a result.
    • Rattrap se convierte en una especie de mono trasero en Transformers : Beast Machines , al principio. En Beast Wars se lo consideraba un poco desagradable, pero por lo demás era un robot valioso para tener de tu lado. Luego viene Beast Machines y lo único que se interpone entre Rattrap y ser arrojado por un acantilado es Optimus. Cuando Optimus queda fuera de servicio temporalmente, todos se vuelven francamente hostiles, incluso después de que aprende a transformarse nuevamente, porque no ofrece nada en el camino del poder de fuego (Cheetor incluso dice que solo lo mantienen cerca porque se sienta en el fuera de ser "uno de nosotros", y por lo tanto no lo están abandonando). Luego se sorprenden cuando recurre a Megatron por un poco de simpatía y armamento.
      • Rattrap is the weapons expert. Guess who is the only Beast Machines Maximal who doesn't have weapons?
      • Debido a su acento casi neoyorquino, un escritor de TV Guide llega a describir a Rattrap como "George Costanza como una rata".
    • Also from the Transformers verse are Ransack and Crumplezone, a Team Rocket-like duo. Quoth Crumplezone:

 "When he [Optimus] sees our real strength and feels our vengeance, he'll regret beating us over and over and over and..."

    • From the same series as these two, Thundercracker. Dear Primus, Thundercracker. Having the worst boss ever doesn't help. He gets lit on fire by Scourge twice. ("Would somebody please put me out?") At the end, after Ransack, Crumplezone, and Thunderblast go back on their Heel Face Turns and sneak off in homemade rocket, poor Thundercracker gets shanghaied aboard when goes to investigate. The Hasbro version of his toy's mold was a major-league example of quality-control failure. (PRIMUS DAMNIT HASBRO!)
    • Starscream can fall into this, though he usually brought it on himself with his various attempts to overthrow Megs.
      • Three Words: Starscream Death Montage.
      • En Prime es un caso interesante. Él vacila entre ser un villano legítimo con una racha desagradable y estar en el extremo receptor de todo tipo de abuso , tanto de los Autobots como de sus supuestos subordinados.
  • Sissi de Code Lyoko . Se supone que ella es la perra alfa , pero sería difícil encontrar un personaje fuera de sus compinches y su padre que no disfruta constantemente insultándola en la cara . Esto se vuelve incómodo cuando aparece la precuela y se revela que básicamente está involucrada en una especie de Ciclo Vicioso , actuando como Alpha Bitch en respuesta al mal trato que recibe de todos los demás, que es esencialmente una respuesta a su comportamiento Alpha Bitc
    • Odd from the same show also gets little respect and is constantly failing at various goals he pursues, such as holding on to a girlfriend (though, to be fair, it doesn't help that he dates multiple girls at the same time). He also is notoriously bad at school that even the teachers mock him for it publically. Let's not forget the constant dissing he gets from his friends, most infamously them stealing his own virtual pet toy and giving it to Yumi's little brother, who soon afterwards breaks it. And also, as he himself lampshades, he's the sole character whose Lyoko form "looks like a dork".
    • Of course, neither of the two above examples combined could make the Butt Monkey magnitude of the show's resident gym teacher, Jim Moralés (but he'd rather not talk about it).
  • In the Animated Adaptation of the Bubsy video games, Arnold the Armadillo is dragged along on an adventure he wanted no part of and is put through seemingly endless physical abuse by the title character, as well as Bubsy's hyperactive, destructive niece and nephew.
  • Virtually everyone living in the Valley in The Oblongs. Helga and James get the absolute worse treatment though.
    • Don't forget Bob, especially. He also doubles as a Chew Toy. Remember when that gargoyle the Oblongs bought on Dump Day crushed him repeatedly every time he tries to put it on the roof of the house?
  • Mr. Persnickety on The Mr. Men Show often falls victim to this.
  • Principal Haney from PBS' Arthur. In one episode, two characters even related flashbacks which ended in him suffering some form of abuse, and when a third character related a flashback that did not, Arthur asks "Aren't you forgetting something?" Cue the continuation of that flashback in which, yes, Principal Haney suffers abuse.
  • Coconuts on The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (who actually was a monkey). He appeared the least out of the Badnik Trio, and when he did appear, he would always get defeated by Sonic and Robotnik would demote him to janitor duty. His catchphrase is even, "I hate (insert noun here)! Hate it, hate it, hate it, HATE IT!!!" The other bad guys tend to fit here too.
    • Similarly, Antoine in Sonic Sat AM was the usual butt of Sonic's jokes, constantly reprimanded, and only Tails ever listened to his stories.
  • Tucker of Danny Phantom. He's dumped on quite a lot and has saved Danny more than once and yet, he only gets thanked once and it's a "thanks for being my friend" that Danny throws out to Sam as well. Although it's heartfelt, the execution of how that came about feels rather tacked on and awkward. Later seasons have him either virtually ignored or usually getting victimized.
  • Eugene from Hey Arnold! And probably Brainy too (the one that is always behind Helga "breathing" and gets punched in the face as a result).
  • Ron from Kim Possible has elements of this: gets no respect, villains never remember his name, gets ignored by everyone in favor of Kim. Of course he ends up dating Kim, so it's hard to feel bad for him.
    • Ron gets a bone thrown to him whenever Monkey Fist appears. Since he's a gentleman of class (who just happens to have a bizarre, all-consuming obsession), he makes a point to remember Ron's name as well. After Ron gets mystic monkey juju, Monkey Fist even becomes something of a nemesis to him, and he's better suited to dealing with Fist than Kim is (because, you know, monkeys).
    • Otro ejemplo es el Dr. Drakken. Lo expulsan de la universidad luego de que sus amigos se ríen de él sin cesar, se burlan constantemente y enérgicamente de su compañero que es innegablemente superior a él en casi todos los sentidos, Kim lo golpea constante y repetidamente (a menudo toma poco o ningún esfuerzo para hacerlo). ), y ocasionalmente recordó que el Profesor Dementor tiene una reputación más grande que él como un peligroso Científico Loco . Al igual que Ron, termina con su pareja femenina, por lo que incluso se compensa.
  • The Fairly Odd Parents tiene dos. Primero es Binky, un hada cuya apariencia tiene algo malo que le sucede. El hecho de que parece ser el asistente de Jorgen probablemente lo empeora . Luego está Veronica, miembro de los niños populares. A pesar de su estado, la mayoría de los chistes sobre ella implican que algo doloroso le sucede. O el hecho de que está locamente enamorada de Timmy .
    • Timmy himself qualifies, too. Parents who would rather go out for a night on the town and tend to discipline you with a cage, a bitchy and manipulitave babysitter, a gray-skinned bully, and a spastic teacher who gives you "F"s for the hell of it? Good thing he has fairies.
    • Cosmo is also somewhat of a Butt Monkey at times. Two words: Super Toilet.

  Cosmo: So much clogging! * gets into fetal position and sucks his thumb*

Wanda is occasionally treated like trash and hurt for no reason

  • Vicky, although she deserves it, most episodes she end with  super hurt and there are even times when she is punished without doing anything wrong.
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  • Squidward from SpongeBob SquarePants. The worst things tend to happen to him: his head exploded, shot out of a cannon, set on fire twice, been squished by a boulder, stampeded by a crowd, attacked multiple times by a seabear, zapped multiple times by the Flying Dutchman, exploded after eating too many Krabby Patties, a piebomb was accidentally thrown in his face, got his toenail ripped off,etc. At one point, he actually asks, "Will I ever win?" In fact, only two episodes ("Band Geeks" and "House Fancy") have ever played out in his favor.
    • In the early part of the first season Squidward would bring much of this on himself. For example, he turned Spongebob and Patrick into enemies as a practical joke, tricked them into being his slaves and pulled a really nasty and harmful April Fool's gag on Spongebob. As the series went on, he would bring less and less of the torment upon himself, to the point of becoming The Woobie. The writers learned this, and some of them have made more episodes play out happily for him ("Enchanted Tiki Dreams"), while others have made him a lot more malicious ("Little Yellow Book").
    • And also Plankton who's had just as bad luck as Squidward.
  • Every character in The Venture Brothers is a loser, more or less. But Billy Quizboy is the true Butt Monkey. Everybody treats him like crap and mocks his pathetic attempts to exaggerate his own abilities.
  • Many characters in Beavis and Butthead including the title characters, their teacher Mr. Van Dreissen, Tom Anderson, Principal McVicker, and Stewart.
  • After his first run in with physical abuse, the writers of Total Drama Action seem to now make it a point to have Justin hit at least once per episode.
    • In the Total Drama series, everybody is a butt monkey at some point in time (even Chris). Some of the better examples would be Cody, Trent, Owen, Tyler, Ezekiel and especially Duncan! The man has been chucked off cliffs, hit in the groin hundreds of times, electrocuted by eels and crushed by Owen countless times along with many other painful injuries that would kill a normal person!
  • Rocko in Rocko's Modern Life.
  • Samy Garvin on Jimmy Two-Shoes. Though, what else do you expect of a Yes-Man to Lucius?
  • Jay Sherman and his son Marty in The Critic.
  • Archer seems to be one continuous Butt Monkey pecking order at times. Sterling is constantly abused for being a Jerkass, including getting shot multiple times and then flung through the front window of a car by Lana. Malory loves passing him up for assignments and once forced him to teach Cyril to be manly and cool enough for Lana. In any given assignment, it's all he can do to just barely do as he was told, and his constant semi-suicidal attempts to complete said missions are never actually acknowledged.
    • In turn, Archer abuses Woodhouse, seeing him as some kind of unbearable Bumbling Sidekick despite all evidence to the contrary. In one notable example, he is tied up in a hotel room by the villains. Archer is completing his mission, and suddenly realizes that Woodhouse is still tied up, alone, hungry, and probably dehydrated...and laughs his ass off.
    • Archer also mistreats Carol/Cheryl/what's-her-name before, after, and during their various trysts. Pam is universally hated around the office. Cyril gets no respect from Lana and Archer. Almost all the abuse at the trio has to do with the fact that they're sluts (yes, Cyril too), but then again every member of the main cast is pretty promiscuous, so by any fair measure they're actually being treated cruelly for no real reason at all.
  • James Bond Jr. has Trevor Noseworthy IV, who always tries to get the titular character into trouble, only to hilariously fail time and time again.
  • Pick a male character from King Arthur's Disasters. Anyone will do.
  • Has anyone noticed that The Penguin in The Batman almost always seems to be the Butt Monkey in nearly every episode he appears in? Marking a rare villainous version of this trope.
  • Both Twilight Sparkle and Spike sometimes fall into this role in My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic, depending on the episode.
    • Scootaloo too.
  • Luxor from Tutenstein.
  • Gumball sometimes falls into this territory.
  • Tak from Tak and the Power of Juju, saving the fact that's he's troubled by Cheif and Lok.
  • Gerold Goode from The Goode Family is the show's cross between Dogged Nice Guy and The Ditz. he was this in the radio episode, "Trouble in Store" and "Gerold's Way or The High Way"
  • Rodney J. Squirrel from Squirrel Boy, sometimes
  • Gus Griswald from Recess, to the point where he's The Woobie.
  • Gil in Bubble Guppies. It doesn't help that he's the Cowardly Lion (and his fears are often what grants him Butt Monkey status).
  • Tunnel Rat from G.I. Joe: Renegades. Not only is he wanted for a crime he didn't commit, but most of his team mates are always annoyed with him. They don't even treat him with respect.
  • The Flash from Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited.
  • Brainy Smurf of The Smurfs is the village's butt monkey.
  • The Ice King of Adventure Time.
    • Lemongrab has only appeared in one episode so far, yet he cranked this trope up to 11 in the span of 11 minutes. He gets pranked, insulted, assaulted, fed extremely spicy food, bullied by his own mother, falls out of a window, falls out of a tree... And at the end, he's fired, and his mom calls him a "butt."


  • Amethyst from Steven Universe is prone to retreating into her gem on a daily basis and the title character, despite being an All-Loving Hero, isn't safe from this trope (examples are On the Run and the Season 4 premiere).
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