Top 10 Cartoon Characters with the Darkest/ Tragic Backstories

Some cartoon characters have really dark or tragic back stories. And I'll be counting them down. However for this list I'm excluding anime characters.

The Top Ten

1 Chuckie Finster - Rugrats Chuckie Finster - Rugrats

His mother died when he was born and he also had to live with a step mother, had no biological brother or sister and generally never got to saw his biological mother that much before she died.

2 Butters - South Park Butters - South Park Leopold "Butters" Stotch is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. He is voiced by series co-creator Matt Stone and loosely based on co-producer Eric Stough.

His parents are abusive and he was born on September 11th do I need to say more?

3 Helga Pataki - Hey Arnold Helga Pataki - Hey Arnold Helga Pataki is a character from the 90s Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold created by Craig Bartlett. She's known for being bossy and being a bully to most kids she encounters. However she's secretly loves Arnold despite the fact she acts bitter around him to keep her secret. She will often pull out a more.

Helga on the Couch... enough said.

4 Raven - Teen Titans Raven - Teen Titans

Self explantory at most...

5 Wilt - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Wilt - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

The episode "Good Wilt Hunting" says it all really.

6 Ice King - Adventure Time Ice King - Adventure Time The Ice King is a character in the American animated television series Adventure Time. A supposedly evil wizard capable of creating and manipulating ice and snow, he is the self-proclaimed king of the Ice Kingdom, a land of ice he claimed as his own and lives in in company of many penguins.

"I Remember You", do I need to say more?

7 Timmy Turner - Fairly Odd Parents Timmy Turner - Fairly Odd Parents Timothy "Timmy" Tiberius Turner is a ten-year old boy who is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

Mainly the earlier seasons before Poof, or Sparky came long or even Chloe... he was and still is neglected by his parents, bullied, and even rejected by the one he loves and I think I don't need to go in more depth.

8 Cyborg - Teen Titans Cyborg - Teen Titans

In the original Teen Titans, excluding GO! Cyborg was once a normal human, but after a horrific accident nearly killed him. He had to be saved with cybernetics.

9 Pacifica Northwest - Gravity Falls Pacifica Northwest - Gravity Falls Pacifica Northwest is a character in the cartoon Gravity Falls made by Alex Hirsch. She's known for being rich and hating Mabel.

At first she seems like a spoiled know it all brat, but as the series progressed you see why she acted the way she did.

10 Odie - Garfield Odie - Garfield Odie is a fictional dog who appears in the comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. He has also appeared in the animated television series Garfield and Friends and The Garfield Show.

His original owner abandoned him and left him without a trace enough said.

The Contenders

11 Chirin - Ringing Bell
12 Charizard - Pokémon Charizard - Pokémon Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.
13 Lena De Spell - DuckTales (2017)

Spoilers for season 1 of DuckTales (2017):

Lena is Magica De Spell's shadow given physical form in order to basically be her own personal slave. To make matter worse, Lena has her own mind and emotions and was born a teenager. Enough said...

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