Whereas in another situation it's impossible to sympathize with the character at any point. A legitimate cause for Angst in the country that it was produced might seem like Wangst to fans abroad, and what might be acceptable behavior in one country might lose a character a great deal of respect from fans in another.
Without being at least somewhat invested in the characters, the audience might have passed the point of caring when the character finally comes around.
It's a cousin trope to Cursed with Awesome — it can be hard to dredge up sad feelings for a character whose life is in every respect more glamorous (or at very least, more interesting) than the audience members'.
Note in this case that the "unintentionally" is an important part of this trope: if the excuse the villain makes is flimsy , it's likely not this trope.
Often a problem with The Scrappy and some varieties of Mary Sue. A badly done Jerkass Woobie can also be a target of this.
is a powerful heroic Kong from Donkey Kong Island and the main protagonist of the Donkey Kong franchise (however, he has also been portrayed as a villain on multiple occasions, as seen in the Mario vs. He is a carefree ape who spends his days collecting Bananas and spends time with his friends, particularly his buddy Diddy Kong.
However, when trouble arises, Donkey Kong jumps headfirst into the action to help his friends and protect his island.However, with the release of Donkey Kong Country later that same year, Donkey Kong was given a new personality and a new home.Donkey Kong Country also saw the appearance of the elderly Cranky Kong, who was the original Donkey Kong from the older Arcade games.However, Baby DK meets the Yoshis and greatly helps them in their quest to defeat the Koopa Troop.When riding on a Yoshi's back, Baby Donkey Kong helps the Yoshis perform many special moves, such as climbing vines and charging.Donkey Kong's exact role in the Mario franchise is somewhat hazy.