Seems like Rachel gets hurt by her boyfriends and Mercedes gets her dreams crushed by Will.
Mercedes gets her dreams repeatedly crushed by the McKinley “Arts” establishment sans Sue Sylvester, which was Mercedes’ entire point, but way to miss it, OP. The moment Rachel Berry doesn’t get her way wrt the spotlight over something that wasn’t self-inflicted (like the only two times ever, which were losing out on the Sectionals lead in S2 bc of throwing the duets competition and in S3 because she stuffed ballot boxes) then maybe you’ll have a relevant point.
yeah only one of those gifs is rachel getting hurt by someone else (her getting egged). all the others are her fault. 95% of the time, the reason why rachel cries or gets hurt is her own fault and no one elses. maybe if she grew up, acted mature, acted less selfish, and actually cared for someone else’s feelings even when they didn’t favor her in any way then she’d stop getting hurt. till then, shut up. rachel’s not innocent and never has been and is one of the worst characters on the show. the writers have completely killed who she is in favor of making finchel work.