History EstablishingCharacterMoment / WesternAnimation

14th Jun '16 11:28:47 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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*** Azula gets another in the same episode. She practices [[ShockAndAwe lightningbending]], and gets the extremely difficult firebending move right on the first try, but one lock of hair is out of place. She gets angry and says "Almost perfect isn't good enough!" [[spoilers: This foreshadows her later VillainousBreakdown, which happens when she is again not quite perfect, and in this case [[MachiavelliWasWrong on something bigger than just a hair]].]]

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*** Azula gets another in the same episode. She practices [[ShockAndAwe lightningbending]], and gets the extremely difficult firebending move right on the first try, but one lock of hair is out of place. She gets angry and says "Almost perfect isn't good enough!" [[spoilers: [[spoiler: This foreshadows her later VillainousBreakdown, which happens when she is again not quite perfect, and in this case [[MachiavelliWasWrong on something bigger than just a hair]].]]
14th Jun '16 11:28:25 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Azula's first appearance during Zuko's flashback in "The Storm". All you can guess about her is that she's family by the fact that she's standing next to Iroh, has yellow eyes, and is dressed in very similar robes, but when she's seen ''smiling'' as Zuko gets disfigured, you ''know'' she's going to be trouble whenever she'll show up. When she shows up as a named character it is one of these. We can tell from her first appearance that, as opposed to her sympathetic AntiVillain brother, she is a vicious creature, and that is the truth all the way through the series. We also get a more subtle hint of her vanity when she blows a loose strand of hair out of her face with a peeved look, which only makes her [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown much later all the more epic]].

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** Azula's first appearance during Zuko's flashback in "The Storm". All you can guess about her is that she's family by the fact that she's standing next to Iroh, has yellow eyes, and is dressed in very similar robes, but when she's seen ''smiling'' as Zuko gets disfigured, you ''know'' she's going to be trouble whenever she'll show up. When she shows up as a named character it is one of these. We can tell from her first appearance that, as opposed to her sympathetic AntiVillain brother, she is a vicious creature, and that is the truth all the way through the series. We also get a more subtle hint of her vanity when she blows a loose strand of hair out of her face with a peeved look, which only makes her [[spoiler:VillainousBreakdown much later all the more epic]].


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*** Azula gets another in the same episode. She practices [[ShockAndAwe lightningbending]], and gets the extremely difficult firebending move right on the first try, but one lock of hair is out of place. She gets angry and says "Almost perfect isn't good enough!" [[spoilers: This foreshadows her later VillainousBreakdown, which happens when she is again not quite perfect, and in this case [[MachiavelliWasWrong on something bigger than just a hair]].]]
6th Jun '16 11:36:19 PM blueflame724
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* ''MickeyMouse'': Mickey's appearance in ''SteamboatWillie'' shows him whistling and smiling as he steers the boat before being told off by the actual boat captain, Pete. This sets in place his personality as a happy go-lucky yet mischievous mouse.
1st Jun '16 9:41:12 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials My Little Pony: Rescue From Midnight Castle]]'', Firefly first appears doing a risky stunt which she crashes. That sets her as the most adventurous and headstrong pony around. Unsurprisingly, she's the one who goes searching for help when [[BigBas Tirek]] appears.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials My Little Pony: Rescue From Midnight Castle]]'', Firefly first appears doing a risky stunt which she crashes. That sets her as the most adventurous and headstrong pony around. Unsurprisingly, she's the one who goes searching for help when [[BigBas [[BigBad Tirek]] appears.
1st Jun '16 9:40:26 AM Pichu-kun
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** When Tenzins entire family is introduce we get a good description of each of their personalities Ikki was introduced as asking "AreWeThereYet" ad nauseum, while her little brother Meelo chews his father's head.

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** When Tenzins Tenzin's entire family is introduce we get a good description of each of their personalities Ikki was introduced as asking "AreWeThereYet" ad nauseum, while her little brother Meelo chews his father's head.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' creator Alex Hirsch pinpoints the gift shop scene towards the end of the episode as being this. [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Dipper]] chooses the pine tree hat due to practicality, since he lost his old one during the events of the episode. Meanwhile, [[GenkiGirl Mabel]] chooses a grappling hook, revealing how unpredictable the character can be.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' creator ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
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Alex Hirsch pinpoints the gift shop scene towards the end of the episode as being this. [[AdorablyPrecociousChild Dipper]] chooses the pine tree hat due to practicality, since he lost his old one during the events of the episode. Meanwhile, [[GenkiGirl Mabel]] chooses a grappling hook, revealing how unpredictable the character can be.



* [[CuteAlienGirl Starfire's]] first appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has her very cheerfully proclaiming that she is stronger than she looks...and proceeding to escape from the grasp of a villain made of cinder blocks.

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[[CuteAlienGirl Starfire's]] first appearance in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has her very cheerfully proclaiming that she is stronger than she looks...and proceeding to escape from the grasp of a villain made of cinder blocks.



* The first time we see The Misfits in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' they're riding into their managers office on [[RuleOfCool guitar-shaped motorcycles]]. They push Jerrica out of the way and then the first song of the series, "Outta My Way", occurs.

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The first time we see The Misfits in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' Misfits, they're riding into their managers office on [[RuleOfCool guitar-shaped motorcycles]]. They push Jerrica out of the way and then the first song of the series, "Outta My Way", occurs.occurs.
** Stormer has one where she disguises herself to help a Starlight Girl. This shows that she's the TokenGoodTeammate of the antagonists.



* Stormer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has one where she disguises herself to help a Starlight Girl. This shows that she's the TokenGoodTeammate of the antagonists.

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* Stormer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has one where she disguises herself to help a Starlight Girl. This shows that she's the TokenGoodTeammate of the antagonists.
1st Jun '16 9:36:45 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'':
** [[AnachronicOrder Chronologically]], the protagonists' responses to receiving the CallToAdventure say a lot about the heroes they eventually become. [[ShrinkingViolet Marinette]] is cautious and self-effacing- she asks a lot of questions about Tikki, and later insists that she's too cowardly to be a good Miraculous-bearer. [[LonelyRichKid Adrien]] doesn't even let Plagg finish explaining before he accepts the call, clearly relishing the chance to break free of his overbearing father.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'':
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''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': [[AnachronicOrder Chronologically]], the protagonists' responses to receiving the CallToAdventure say a lot about the heroes they eventually become. [[ShrinkingViolet Marinette]] is cautious and self-effacing- she asks a lot of questions about Tikki, and later insists that she's too cowardly to be a good Miraculous-bearer. [[LonelyRichKid Adrien]] doesn't even let Plagg finish explaining before he accepts the call, clearly relishing the chance to break free of his overbearing father.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials My Little Pony: Rescue From Midnight Castle]]'', Firefly first appears doing a risky stunt which she crashes. That sets her as the most adventurous and headstrong pony around. Unsurprisingly, she's the one who goes searching for help when [[BigBas Tirek]] appears.
* Stormer from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' has one where she disguises herself to help a Starlight Girl. This shows that she's the TokenGoodTeammate of the antagonists.
13th May '16 2:49:12 PM CnHGirl
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** She has a second one that functions in-universe as an Establishing Character Moment for her future teammates and the audience in the origin episode "Go!". We hear her screaming in rage on-board an scary-looking alien vessel where she's being held prisoner, with the guards too afraid to deal with her. She breaks out and goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge both on the ship and on Earth until her future teammates calm her down, [[spoiler: kisses Robin to learn English]], and reacts with hostility to almost everything, even stating that the closest equivalent to the word "nice" on her planet is the word for "weak". This all established her as both an alien on an unfamiliar planet and a ProudWarriorRaceGirl who is extremely dangerous and unpredictable when pushed too far.
21st Apr '16 1:32:48 AM Argon2
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* In the first episode of WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool the protagonist Timothy is getting ready for his first day of school. When he goes on the bus for the first time he see's a female cat who kindly says "Hello" to him while the others are mostly quiet. This character is Yoko who would later become Timothy's best friend and is very friendly. In the same scene, before Timothy see's Yoko. He see's Doris who is viewed by Timothy to be quite annoying and loutmouthed. In the same episode, when the class introduced themselves. Charles says his not but quickly sits back down in silence due to his shyness and Lilly saying her name but thinks that's what her name is due to being very forgetful.

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* In the first episode of WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool the protagonist Timothy is getting ready for his first day of school. When he goes on the bus for the first time he see's a female cat who kindly says "Hello" to him while the others are mostly quiet. This character is Yoko who would later become Timothy's best friend and is very friendly. In the same scene, before Timothy see's Yoko. He see's he sees Doris who is viewed by Timothy to be quite annoying and loutmouthed.loudmouthed. In the same episode, when the class introduced themselves. Charles says his not but quickly sits back down in silence due to his shyness and Lilly saying her name but thinks that's what her name is due to being very forgetful.





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\n* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'':
** [[AnachronicOrder Chronologically]], the protagonists' responses to receiving the CallToAdventure say a lot about the heroes they eventually become. [[ShrinkingViolet Marinette]] is cautious and self-effacing- she asks a lot of questions about Tikki, and later insists that she's too cowardly to be a good Miraculous-bearer. [[LonelyRichKid Adrien]] doesn't even let Plagg finish explaining before he accepts the call, clearly relishing the chance to break free of his overbearing father.
14th Apr '16 2:20:26 AM VVK
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': When we first meet Twilight in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Friendship is Magic Pt 1]]", she's studying with her friend/assistant Spike, who's trying to get her to relax, and is shown to be uninterested in making friends and a bit insensitive at times. After being sent to Ponyville, she meets the rest of the main cast through a series of these. Pinkie Pie jumps in the air while gasping dramatically and promptly runs away, with no explanation given for [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} her bizarre actions]]. Applejack greets Twilight over-enthusiastically before inviting her to brunch with [[TheClan her large family]]. Rainbow Dash crashes into Twilight and sends her into a mud puddle, tries (and fails) to clean her up with a speed-based stunt, openly laughs at Twilight's resulting messed up hair, proudly declares her ambition to join an elite aerial team, and clears the sky in [[MemeticMutation ten seconds flat]]. Rarity is decorating for the Summer Sun festival, gives Twilight a makeover, and starts gushing over the glamour of Canterlot on learning that's where Twilight is from. Fluttershy is working with small animals and is painfully shy. And Pinkie Pie wasn't scared of Twilight; she just realized that Twilight was new in town and didn't know anyone (yes, ''the second they met''), and left to throw her a welcoming party. [[spoiler:Five years later, Twilight's moment becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment as it turns out she ''had'' friends before, but she ignored them in favor of her studies and her moving to Ponyville ended up ''breaking'' one of her friends.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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When we first meet Twilight in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon Friendship is Magic Pt 1]]", she's studying with her friend/assistant Spike, who's trying to get her to relax, and is shown to be uninterested in making friends and a bit insensitive at times. After being sent to Ponyville, she meets the rest of the main cast through a series of these. Pinkie Pie jumps in the air while gasping dramatically and promptly runs away, with no explanation given for [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} her bizarre actions]]. Applejack greets Twilight over-enthusiastically before inviting her to brunch with [[TheClan her large family]]. Rainbow Dash crashes into Twilight and sends her into a mud puddle, tries (and fails) to clean her up with a speed-based stunt, openly laughs at Twilight's resulting messed up hair, proudly declares her ambition to join an elite aerial team, and clears the sky in [[MemeticMutation ten seconds flat]]. Rarity is decorating for the Summer Sun festival, gives Twilight a makeover, and starts gushing over the glamour of Canterlot on learning that's where Twilight is from. Fluttershy is working with small animals and is painfully shy. And Pinkie Pie wasn't scared of Twilight; she just realized that Twilight was new in town and didn't know anyone (yes, ''the second they met''), and left to throw her a welcoming party. [[spoiler:Five years later, party.
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Twilight's moment becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment as it turns out she ''had'' new friends before, but she ignored them in favor get a second set of establishing moments after things get serious and they embark on TheQuest. The first ones made her annoyed at them, the second ones teach her to appreciate them. (They also hint at their destiny as the carriers of the Elements of Harmony.) Applejack displays she's [[TheReliableOne honest and reliable]]. Fluttershy's sensitivity calms down a hostile monster the others could only think to fight. Pinkie Pie shows the usefulness of her studies and her moving to Ponyville ended up ''breaking'' one happy attitude in overcoming fear. Rarity helps them get ahead by making a generous personal sacrifice. And Rainbow Dash shows that, in spite of her friends.]]insensitive demeanor, she's always loyal to her friends in the end.



** Another component of the scene that helps in establishing Discord is the reaction Princess Celestia (the only one present that actually knows him) has towards him. [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness In contrast to the calm, easygoing, and playful personality she displayed throughout the entire previous season]], she takes him dead seriously [[BewareTheSillyOnes despite his somewhat goofy self-presentation]] and tries her best to stop his {{Hannibal Lecture}}s from getting started, [[KnightOfCerebus demonstrating how serious a threat he is]].

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** Another component of the scene that helps in establishing Discord is the reaction Princess Celestia (the only one present that actually knows him) has towards him. [[OoCIsSeriousBusiness In contrast to the calm, easygoing, and playful personality she displayed throughout the entire previous season]], she takes him dead seriously [[BewareTheSillyOnes despite his somewhat goofy self-presentation]] and tries her best to stop his {{Hannibal {{Breaking Lecture}}s from getting started, [[KnightOfCerebus demonstrating how serious a threat he is]].
16th Feb '16 2:20:03 PM ading
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** Maddie tells the narrators to stop arguing, explaining to a confused Raven that only she can [[BreakingTheFourthWall see past the fourth wall]]. Then she reassures [[EmoTeen Raven]]that people don't hate her. (Maddie's wrong, but it was still a sweet gesture.)

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** Maddie tells the narrators to stop arguing, explaining to a confused Raven that only she can [[BreakingTheFourthWall see past the fourth wall]]. Then she reassures [[EmoTeen Raven]]that Raven]] that people don't hate her. (Maddie's wrong, but it was still a sweet gesture.)





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\n* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': The series opens with Rick drunkenly trying to nuke humanity, and then half-heartedly trying to pass it off as a SecretTestOfCharacter when Morty stops him, establishing him as a DitzyGenius and HeroicComedicSociopath. However, we also see that [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes he genuinely cares about Morty]], as he makes sure to save Morty from the explosion so that he could watch, and was planning to save Morty's crush Jessica so that Morty would have someone special to share the moment with.

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