History ButtMonkey / LiveActionFilms

2nd Sep '16 3:12:27 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''{{Film/Horrible Bosses}}'': All 3 protagonists, Nick, Kurt and Dale are butt monkeys to their terrible bosses in the first film and then to [[spoiler:Bert]] screwing them over with a $500,000 debt in the second film (with Dale pointing out he'll suffer the most cause he's married with 3 triplet daughters).
** Dale himself is a Loser Protagonist, as he was registered as a sex offender despite being innocence even before the first film's events.
** Jason Bateman (who plays Nick) usually plays a butt monkey.
25th Jul '16 8:26:20 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* ''Film/StarTrek'': Captain James T. Kirk of the ''USS Enterprise''. Many of the film's action sequences, and much of its humor, involve him getting owned in one way or another. He also gets stranded on planets and has freaky and potentially embarrassing reactions to vaccines.

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* ''Film/StarTrek'': ''Film/StarTrek'' (the 2009 film): Captain James T. Kirk of the ''USS Enterprise''. Many of the film's action sequences, and much of its humor, involve him getting owned in one way or another. He also gets stranded on planets and has freaky and potentially embarrassing reactions to vaccines.



** [=C3PO=]. He gets little camera time in episode 1 and the camera time he does get, he's not covered, and starts off missing an eye. In episode 2 he falls down a shaft and switches bodies with a droid. in episode 3, he is gets his mind wiped. in Episode 4, he is captured, and he is trapped under several wires. in episode 5, he is blasted into several pieces. He is given a break in episode 6 when the ewoks treat him like a god.
** In addition to getting kidnapped a lot, Princess Leia is the butt of sexual harassment, regarding the way Han talked to her in "The Empire Strikes Back" and Jabba making her his sex slave, fitted with the highly popular metal bikini, in "Return of the Jedi".

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** [=C3PO=]. He gets little camera time in episode 1 and the camera time he does get, he's not covered, and starts off missing an eye. In episode 2 he falls down a shaft and switches bodies with a droid. in episode 3, he is gets his mind wiped. in Episode 4, he is captured, and he is trapped under several wires. in episode 5, he is blasted into several pieces. He is given a break in episode 6 when the ewoks treat him like a god.
god, though he does get his eye being bitten out by Salacious Crumb during the sail barge scene.
** In addition to getting kidnapped a lot, Princess Leia is the butt of sexual harassment, regarding the way Han talked to her in "The Empire Strikes Back" and Jabba making her his sex slave, fitted with the highly popular popular/infamous metal bikini, in "Return of the Jedi".Jedi".
** The stormtroopers in the original trilogy are usually shown to be pretty incompetent, due to being infamous for [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy not being good shots]]. This was later decreased in the Sequel Trilogy with the First Order versions of the stormtroopers, where they come off as considerably more competent, using strategic position on the battlefield and generally being less goofy on the job (in fact the contrast in their performance vs. their usual appearance can be somewhat jarring since people have come to expect the Stormtroopers to be fairly ineffective). They still miss against the heroes but that's more due to PlotArmor than straight out being bad shots.
24th Jul '16 3:34:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch Movie'': Jan is treated like crap and overlooked to the point where she's hearing psychotic voices in her head.

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* ''TheBradyBunch Movie'': ''Film/TheBradyBunchMovie'': Jan is treated like crap and overlooked to the point where she's hearing psychotic voices in her head.
24th Jun '16 9:01:40 AM Josef5678
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* Throughout the course of ''Film/HotTubTimeMachine'', Lou receives the most physical injuries of the protagonists, including being chased by a gang of {{Knight Templar}}s accusing him of being a Soviet spy.
21st May '16 1:31:24 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Louis Tully. Let's see... he has a crush on Dana Barrett, a cellist who lives in the same apartment complex as him, [[AllLoveIsUnRequited but she initially shows no interest towards him.]] He is also often locked out of places, in particular, his apartment room. To add insult to injury, [[spoiler: Gozer's minions Zuul and Vinz Clortho enter the human world via the apartment complex, so Clortho chases poor Louis down (at a party he was holding) and possesses his body]]. However, he redeems himself in ''Ghostbusters 2'' by [[spoiler: helping the Ghostbusters take down Vigo!]]

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Louis Tully.Tully frm ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. Let's see... he has a crush on Dana Barrett, a cellist who lives in the same apartment complex as him, [[AllLoveIsUnRequited but she initially shows no interest towards him.]] He is also often locked out of places, in particular, his apartment room. To add insult to injury, [[spoiler: Gozer's minions Zuul and Vinz Clortho enter the human world via the apartment complex, so Clortho chases poor Louis down (at a party he was holding) and possesses his body]]. However, he redeems himself in ''Ghostbusters 2'' ''Film/GhostbustersII'' by [[spoiler: helping the Ghostbusters take down Vigo!]]
12th May '16 6:11:21 PM WillBGood
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* ''Film/AfterHours'': Paul Hackett in this film. Going with a girl to SoHo has him losing $20, running out because he thinks the girl is severly disfigured, doesn't have enough change to return back because it's past midnight, a bar owner unable to get into his cash register to get change so they exchange keys so he can get it, seeing a robbery take place and incapable of doing anything about it, the girl he ran away from committed ''suicide'' after he goes back to apologise, two girls who like him but later abandon him when he's mistaken for a burgular by a mob, going to a punk nightclub leads to his hair is forcefully shaken into a mohawk, finding out the bar owner he met previously is the ''boyfriend'' of the girl who committed suicide after seeing him grieving, chased back into the club which is now empty and after meeting a sculptor there he is hidden in papier mache, but it hardens and she won't let him get out, as she convinces the mob he's not there, and finally, he is ''stolen'' as artwork by the original two robbers, as they put him inside their truck. It gets better as he later falls out from the back of the van, as his casing cracks and he's nearby the gate to his office, and then simply goes back to work. This is the ''happy ending''.

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* ''Film/AfterHours'': Paul Hackett in this film. Going with a girl to SoHo Soho has him losing $20, running out because he thinks the girl is severly disfigured, doesn't have enough change to return back because it's past midnight, a bar owner unable to get into his cash register to get change so they exchange keys so he can get it, seeing a robbery take place and incapable of doing anything about it, the girl he ran away from committed ''suicide'' after he goes back to apologise, two girls who like him but later abandon him when he's mistaken for a burgular by a mob, going to a punk nightclub leads to his hair is forcefully shaken into a mohawk, finding out the bar owner he met previously is the ''boyfriend'' of the girl who committed suicide after seeing him grieving, chased back into the club which is now empty and after meeting a sculptor there he is hidden in papier mache, but it hardens and she won't let him get out, as she convinces the mob he's not there, and finally, he is ''stolen'' as artwork by the original two robbers, as they put him inside their truck. It gets better as he later falls out from the back of the van, as his casing cracks and he's nearby the gate to his office, and then simply goes back to work. This is the ''happy ending''.



* ''{{Film/Transformers: Age of Extinction}}'': poor, tiny Brains lost one of his legs and Joshua tortures him with electric shocks.

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* ''{{Film/Transformers: Age of Extinction}}'': ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'': poor, tiny Brains lost one of his legs and Joshua tortures him with electric shocks.
16th Apr '16 2:15:48 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': Six words: Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez. He isn't successful for any more than twenty consecutive minutes in the film. The sum of Tuco's troubles? Nearly hanged twice, left alone in the desert, sent crashing through a floor, getting distracted from killing Blondie, getting the dying Bill Carson water and come back to find that Blondie got information to the gold first, accidentally getting them both arrested, getting beaten up by Wallace ''twice'', and then nearly getting hanged a third time, before being left by himself in the cemetery, alive but stranded. Of course, he is a vengeful, opportunistic bandit who probably deserved what he got in the end.

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* ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': Six words: Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez. He isn't successful for any more than twenty consecutive minutes in the film. The sum of Tuco's troubles? Nearly hanged twice, left alone in the desert, sent crashing through a floor, getting distracted from killing Blondie, getting the dying Bill Carson water and come back to find that Blondie got information to the gold first, accidentally getting them both arrested, getting beaten up by Wallace ''twice'', gets hit full-on with cannonfire, and then nearly getting hanged a third time, before being left by himself in the cemetery, alive but stranded. Of course, he is a vengeful, opportunistic bandit who probably deserved what he got in the end.
31st Mar '16 5:23:35 PM Khrunwahl02
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** In addition to getting kidnapped a lot, Princess Leia is the butt of sexual harassment, regarding the way Han talked to her in "The Empire Strikes Back" and Jabba making her his sex slave, fitted with the highly popular metal bikini, in "Return of the Jedi".
1st Mar '16 9:48:48 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{Underground}}'': the Balkan brass band that follows Marko and Blacky around to provide jaunty tunes for their various adventures always seems to suffer the brunt of the repercussions. In the opening scene, members of the band have to dodge as Blacky drunkenly fires in random directions. During Blacky's wedding, the band leader is the only one alarmed by the fact that Nazis are surrounding them. He starts firing at them, but also accidentally shoots one of his band mates in the leg. During Jovan's wedding, kids keep aiming the tank's gun at the band leader as a prank, to his annoyance. The band leader is also the only one alarmed by the fact that the chimp later jumps into the tank and starts piloting it.
21st Feb '16 11:41:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': Tony Stark. A great deal of the humor in the various action sequences involve him first being genuinely badass, but then casually getting the shit kicked out of him (once by an inanimate propeller) because he a) is incredibly smart-alecky and boastful, and getting smacked around stops him from coming off as annoying, and b) wears a suit of PoweredArmor, so getting the shit kicked out of him doesn't actually hurt anything but his pride all that much.

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': Tony Stark. A great deal of the humor in the various action sequences involve him first being genuinely badass, but then casually getting the shit kicked out of him (once by an inanimate propeller) because he a) is incredibly smart-alecky and boastful, and getting smacked around stops him from coming off as annoying, and b) wears a suit of PoweredArmor, so getting the shit kicked out of him doesn't actually hurt anything but his pride all that much.
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