>>125638128>kind, young, and virtuous protagonists just straight up die for no good reason
It's good that you remember these stories, anon. The world can be harsh and cruel, and no matter what anyone tells you, the hammer can fall on anyone. In fact, people will do shit to you and face no comeuppance. That's life. Hans Christian Andersen did it in The Little Match Girl, the original Little Mermaid was fucked up too. In Pinocchio, the coachman never gets an comeuppance either. Unfortunately Infinity Train never presented that moral, but it would have been better if it did.