Characters With Over-The-Top Dark Backstories
Movie and TV characters are escapist fun, right? Creators can give them whatever fluffy, fun pasts they want to. Or they could leave things mysterious! That's also a choice.
But bizarrely often, creative types give their imaginary people heartbreakingly troubled pasts. Because happy childhoods are... what? Boring? Overdone? Who knows. But we wind up with super-depressing stuff like: