Name a Character Who Went Through More Pain Than Her
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Name a Character Who Went Through More Pain Than Her refers to a viral tweet about The Last of Us character Ellie that spawned a viral debate and a series of memes about characters and people who supposedly endured more suffering than Ellie.
On June 21st at 3:26 PM EST, Twitter user @ValyrianLord tweeted a still image of The Last of Us Part II character Ellie, writing "Name a character that went thru more pain than her, I'll wait." The tweet received over 19,800 retweets, 10,700 likes and 15,800 replies before the account was made private (shown below).
Starting approximately at 6:40 PM EST, the thread started gaining virality on Twitter. At 6:41 PM, Twitter user @StanSindel posted the earliest viral response to the tweet, bringing The Walking Dead character Clementine as an example (tweet shown below, left). Within 15 minutes, Twitter user @InternetSpoider tweeted that I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream characters suffered more than Ellie.
The thread maintained its popularity during the following hours, with multiple users posting examples of characters they considered to have undergone more suffering than Ellie. For example, a list of such characters posted by Twitter user @ACG4376_ received over 370 retweets and comments and 2,900 likes in one day (shown below, left). A tweet by @StormYorha received over 19,800 retweets and comments and 122,900 likes in one day (shown below, right).
June 22, 2020
 Twitter – @ValyrianLord
 Twitter – @StanSindel
 Twitter – @InternetSpoider
 Twitter – @StormYorha
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