History Characters / ABugsLife

16th Nov '16 1:45:06 AM gjjones
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He is regularly ridiculed and insulted for wasting his time on creative thinking and inventing instead of gathering food for the Offering. What makes this more understandable than usual for this trope is that he is very much TheKlutz and causes often more harm than good with his blunders. This is deconstructed because the others critisism of his acts blind them to the facts that he is actually right about.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: He is regularly ridiculed and insulted marginalized for wasting his time on creative thinking and inventing instead of gathering food for the Offering. What makes this more understandable than usual for this trope is that he is very much TheKlutz and causes often more harm than good with his blunders. This is deconstructed because the others critisism others' criticism of his acts blind them to the facts that he is actually right about.



* HeroicBSOD: After he gets banished from the colony. He gets better with help from Dot and the circus bugs.

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* HeroicBSOD: After he gets banished exiled from the colony. He gets better with help from Dot and the circus bugs.



* OfficialCouple: With Atta.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Despite being given a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Thumper under Hopper's orders, he gives Hopper a ReasonYouSuckSpeech and inspires the rest of the colony to stand up to the grasshoppers.]]

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* OfficialCouple: With He eventually begins a relationship with Atta.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Despite being given suffering a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from Thumper under Hopper's orders, he gives Hopper a ReasonYouSuckSpeech WorldOfCardboardSpeech and TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and inspires the rest of the colony to stand up to the grasshoppers.]]



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: While Atta was at first dismissive towards [[NiceGuy Flik]] she wasn't as brutal as the rest, and it was somewhat justified given their colony's current predicament and that his inventions ''did'' cause problems. After he and the Circus Bugs saved her sister from death, Atta started to develop an instant liking towards Flik, even showing her own {{adorkable}} when with him. It was only after she and the colony found out about his lies did she banish him.

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: While Atta was at first dismissive towards [[NiceGuy Flik]] she wasn't as brutal as the rest, and it was somewhat justified given their colony's current predicament and that his inventions ''did'' cause problems. After he and the Circus Bugs saved her sister from death, Atta started to develop an instant liking towards Flik, even showing her own {{adorkable}} when with him. It was only after she and the colony found out about his lies did she banish him.exile him. She changes her attitude again when [[spoiler:Flik and the other ants drive the grasshoppers out]].



* SoProudOfYou: Said word-for-word after [[spoiler:Flik inspires the ant colony to ZergRush the grasshoppers]].



* BigBad: Hopper is the leader of the grasshoppers and without him the others wouldn't even care.

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%%* BarbaricBully
* BigBad: The main antagonist of the film, Hopper is the leader of the grasshoppers and without him the others wouldn't even care.



** BarbaricBully



* EatenAlive: At the end of ''A Bug's Life'', [[spoiler:Hopper gets eaten by the bird's chicks]].



* FatalFlaw: His overconfidence and underestimating the ants' strength eventually leads to his death.



* {{Jerkass}}: Just a wildly unpleasant individual all round.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Just He's just a wildly unpleasant individual all round.around given his actions and personality.



* ScarsAreForever: One over his (also likely blind) right eye, which WordOfGod confirms was inflicted by the [[spoiler:first]] bird that attacked him.

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* RedRightHand: Hopper has a scar over his right eye.
* ScarsAreForever: One over his (also likely blind) right eye, which WordOfGod [[WordOfGod the Pixar staff]] confirms was inflicted by the [[spoiler:first]] bird that attacked him.



* MadwomanInTheAttic: Well he is kept around but often on a leash, blurring the line between thug and animal.

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* MadwomanInTheAttic: Well he is he's kept around around, but often on a leash, blurring the line between thug and animal.animal.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Actor!Thumper is rather polite, completely sane, and far from the AxCrazy character he is in the movie.



** MeanCharacterNiceActor: Actor!Thumper is rather polite, completely sane, and far from the AxCrazy character he is in the movie.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Joins the circus bugs at the end of the film as a strongman.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Joins He joins the circus bugs at the end of the film as a strongman.]]
27th Sep '16 12:01:07 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* WomanInBlack: Being a black widow spider, though [[AvertedTrope she doesn't carry the usual characteristics]].
19th Sep '16 10:55:20 PM RobbSony3
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* TranquilFury: When not at borderline frothing rage point, he's committing brutality with a stoic, outright bored look on his face. How he makes his case towards [[WithAllDueRespect his men ditching going after the ants]] is a key example.

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* TranquilFury: SoftSpokenSadist: When not at borderline frothing rage point, he's committing brutality with a stoic, outright bored look on his face. How he makes his case towards [[WithAllDueRespect his men ditching going after the ants]] is a key example.
19th Sep '16 10:51:32 PM RobbSony3
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* AxCrazy: When he's in a bad mood.



* TheBully: He's psychotic and loves picking on weaker species to make himself feel big.

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* TheBully: He's psychotic and loves picking on weaker species to make himself feel big.big.
** BarbaricBully



* FreudianExcuse: Averted. Unlike other Pixar villains, Hopper has no known "reason" behind his twisted acts. He's just a bully, plain and simple.

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* FreudianExcuse: Averted. ForTheEvulz: Unlike other Pixar villains, Hopper has no known "reason" behind his twisted acts. He's just a bully, plain and simple. acts.



* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: One of the scariest villains Pixar has ever done.



* TheSociopath: One of the scariest villains Pixar has ever done.

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* TheSociopath: One of the scariest villains Pixar has ever done.Manipulative, ruthless, cold hearted, sadistic, remorseless, pompous, arrogant, evil... yes, he's clearly one.
21st Aug '16 3:16:59 PM Snicka
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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritterRidiculouslyCuteCritter: She looks as adorable as a cartoon ant can.



* RealMenWearPink

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* RealMenWearPinkRealMenWearPink: He has a tough personality and a deep, manly voice, but also a very feminine face.



* GrievousHarmWithABody

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* GrievousHarmWithABodyGrievousHarmWithABody: He is sometimes used as a weapon by the other bugs.
* MeaningfulName: He's slender as a stick.


Added DiffLines:

* ALizardNamedLiz: Manny the mantis and Gypsy the gypsy moth.
21st Aug '16 3:12:46 PM Snicka
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* FunnyForeigner: Both are the comic reliefs and have Hungarian accents.

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* FunnyForeigner: Both are the comic reliefs relief characters and have Hungarian accents.talk in a gibberish that is supposed to sound like Hungarian.
9th Aug '16 11:39:59 AM Shadowgazer
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* GreaterScopeVillain: At first, [[spoiler: although is ultimately the one to do Hopper in]].
16th Jul '16 5:32:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: For one, Hopper realizes the strength of the ants, and keeps them in fear enough to prevent an uprising. He also realizes the significance of one ant inspiring the rest ([[KickTheDog and uses this to callously kill some of his followers]]). He also ends up seeing past the bird disguise. However, during the climax, another bird appears, and he thinks it's another trick. [[spoiler:[[WrongGenreSavvy It's]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath NOT.]]]]
28th Jun '16 9:06:20 PM Loekman3
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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He says that promising mother on her deathbed not to kill Molt is the only reason he has not done so. This could, however, not really be a matter of loving his mother and instead be more of a matter of [[IGaveMyWord simply keeping a promise]], especially seeing how it just makes him more dangerous, see BadBoss above

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He says that promising his mother on her deathbed not to kill Molt is the only reason he has not done so. This could, however, not really be a matter of loving his mother and instead be more of a matter of [[IGaveMyWord simply keeping a promise]], especially seeing how it just makes him more dangerous, see BadBoss aboveso.
26th Jun '16 11:28:20 AM Forenperser
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* PragmaticVillainy: Zig-zagged: when some of the other grasshoppers point out to Hopper that they have enough food and an easy life without needing to exploit and oppress the ants for food, he kills them and tells the rest that they oppress the ants for its own sake, not for the food. However, Hopper's point is that the oppression is pragmatic if you take a longer view: while individual ants are no threat to the grasshoppers, the ants as a group outnumber the grasshoppers by hundreds to one. If the grasshoppers let up on the pressure at all, the ants may realize their own power, at which point the grasshoppers' leisurely lifestyle ends.
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