I've been noticing lately that my Rp character have all had some heavy crap happen to them.
Aisling Orin had an eye cut out, and went through enough trauma in their life to have white hair by age eight.
Liliya Svetkov was turned into a vampire against her will, and cannot feed without killing, and has lived thirty years away from her older brother, who is now an old man.
Ailé was killed in a battle, then was resurrected and has to grow up again, but isn't exactly acting the same way, and scarcely remembers the people from before.
Alice Schroeder was lobotimized, among other things, and lives her life quite mentally disabled, yet still living.
Elijah Augustin Emmanuel von Menaheim-Ainsworth lost his wife at an old age, and has fallen into obscurity in Academia due to his obsession with the supernatural beast that killed her. He has also made a deal with a reaper for a book of spells that steadily saps his sanity the more he uses it.
Evelynn Ainsworth, lastly, has inherited her ancestor's later madness, has been homeless most of her life, and for a good bit of that, she was an unmedicated Paranoid Schizophrenic. After a group took her in and gave her a place to stay, they later learned she had a seven year old daughter... when she herself was only twelve, with the father listed as Evelynn -own- father...
Adelaide Ainsworth, her daughter, cannot walk on her own, as her legs aren't strong enough, and still has all the mental scars of having her mother abandon her for so many years.