History FreudianExcuse / AnimeAndManga

6th Jun '18 9:06:33 PM MacronNotes
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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' some of the God Warriors from the Asgard saga had one in their respective backstories: For example, Alioth Epsilon Fenrir hates and mistrust humans [[spoiler: after his parents were killed by a bear, he was abandoned, being rescued by a pack of wolves]]. Also, there was Benethosh Eta Mime, who [[spoiler: had an abusive adoptive parent. Mime kills him after he told him that he was the murderer of his biological parents. However, it all turned out to be a ThanatosGambit from his adoptive father, who wanted to both atone for the ''accidental'' killing of Mime's family '''and''' die in battle instead of his long-time illness, so he put on a JerkassFacade for many years.]].

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* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' some of the God Warriors from the Asgard saga had one in their respective backstories: For example, Alioth Epsilon Fenrir hates and mistrust humans [[spoiler: after his parents were killed by a bear, he was abandoned, being rescued by a pack of wolves]]. Also, there was Benethosh Eta Mime, who [[spoiler: had an abusive adoptive parent. Mime kills him after he told him that he was the murderer of his biological parents. However, it all turned out to be a ThanatosGambit from his adoptive father, who wanted to both atone for the ''accidental'' killing of Mime's family '''and''' die in battle instead of his long-time illness, so he put on a JerkassFacade facade for many years.]].
6th Jun '18 9:04:29 PM MacronNotes
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Boa Hancock's Freudian Excuse for acting like an [[JerkAss absolute bitch]], was [[DarkAndTroubledPast her terrible past]], in which she was kidnapped and sold into slavery, receiving unspeakable abuse by her masters, gradually eroding her will to live. Until four years later, a Fishman climbed the Red Line with his bare hands, and freed every single slave - even the human ones (which included Hancock and her younger sisters), despite [[FantasticRacism his hatred of]] {{humans|AreTheRealMonsters}} - [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized before setting fire to the entire city]]. Even after freedom, her outlook on life was jaded by her terrible experiences, so she made a supreme JerkassFacade, complete with KickTheDog (and the kitten, and the [[RefugeInAudacity baby seal]]) moments after she became Empress.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Boa Hancock's Freudian Excuse for acting like an [[JerkAss absolute bitch]], was [[DarkAndTroubledPast her terrible past]], in which she was kidnapped and sold into slavery, receiving unspeakable abuse by her masters, gradually eroding her will to live. Until four years later, a Fishman climbed the Red Line with his bare hands, and freed every single slave - even the human ones (which included Hancock and her younger sisters), despite [[FantasticRacism his hatred of]] {{humans|AreTheRealMonsters}} - [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized before setting fire to the entire city]]. Even after freedom, her outlook on life was jaded by her terrible experiences, so she made a supreme JerkassFacade, facade, complete with KickTheDog (and the kitten, and the [[RefugeInAudacity baby seal]]) moments after she became Empress.
23rd May '18 6:04:08 PM CnHGirl
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** Hikaru and Kaoru act the way they do after [[spoiler: spending their entire childhoods being indistinguishable from each other by everyone, including their parents. The one person in their house they liked, their maid, even said she couldn't tell them apart after they caught her robbing their parents]].
** Kyouya is entirely preoccupied with making money from the club, and claims to not be interested in anything that doesn't have a pragmatic benefit to himself. [[spoiler: He has three older brothers with whom his father basically forces him to compete for both control of the company and just their attention in general. Kyouya gets his revenge at the end by using the host club money he's earned to buy the entire company out from under his father, and then sell it right back to him, staunchly rejecting his father's expectations of him the best way he knew how]].
5th May '18 5:25:55 PM CnHGirl
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh has one for why he behaves the way he does, specifically the familial dynamic he keeps projecting onto his friends: [[spoiler: he's a very LonelyRichKid who's dad almost never spends time with him, his grandmother hates his guts and he's barred from seeing or contacting his mother in France, all because of his HeroicBastard status. He's not even allowed to live in the same house as his dad or grandmother, living in a smaller manor staffed with a nanny and an army of servants. Since his home life is, emotionally, complete shit, he compensates for this by treating his friends as a surrogate family with himself as the father figure so he can lavish them with the love and attention he ''clearly'' doesn't receive at home. It's also his motivation for starting the Host Club in the first place (so that he can make others happy while being the center of attention), and it's what fuels his bottomless empathy and patience for others, even when they're directly antagonistic towards him]]. While in any other manga this would be the unsettling backstory of a PsycopathicManchild villain, Tamaki is actually pretty well-adjusted and amicable, albeit obnoxiously melodramatic at times, being the biggest heartthrob in the school and arguably the single nicest character on the show.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh has one for why he behaves the way he does, specifically the familial dynamic he keeps projecting onto his friends: [[spoiler: he's a very LonelyRichKid who's dad almost never spends time with him, his grandmother hates his guts and he's barred from seeing or contacting his mother in France, all because of his HeroicBastard status. He's not even allowed to live in the same house as his dad or grandmother, living in a smaller manor staffed with a nanny and an army of servants. Since his home life is, emotionally, complete shit, he compensates for this by treating his friends as a surrogate family with himself as the father figure so he can lavish them with the love and attention he ''clearly'' doesn't receive at home. It's also his motivation for starting the Host Club in the first place (so that he can make others happy while being the center of attention), and it's what fuels his bottomless empathy and patience for others, even when they're directly antagonistic towards him]]. While in any other manga this would be the unsettling backstory of a PsycopathicManchild PsychopathicManchild villain, Tamaki is actually pretty well-adjusted and amicable, albeit obnoxiously melodramatic at times, being the biggest heartthrob in the school and arguably the single nicest character on the show.
5th May '18 5:10:49 PM CnHGirl
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh has one for why he behaves the way he does, specifically the familial dynamic he keeps projecting onto his friends: [[spoiler: he's a very LonelyRichKid who's dad almost never spends time with him, his grandmother hates his guts and he's barred from seeing or contacting his mother in France, all because of his HeroicBastard status. He's not even allowed to live in the same house as his dad or grandmother, living in a smaller manor staffed with a nanny and an army of servants. Since his home life is, emotionally, complete shit, he compensates for this by treating his friends as a surrogate family with himself as the father figure so he can lavish them with the love and attention he ''clearly'' doesn't receive at home. It's also his motivation for starting the Host Club in the first place (so that he can make others happy while being the center of attention), and it's what fuels his bottomless empathy and patience for others, even when they're directly antagonistic towards him]]. While in any other manga this would be the unsettling backstory of a PsycopathicManChild villain, Tamaki is actually pretty well-adjusted and amicable, albeit obnoxiously melodramatic at times, being the biggest heartthrob in the school and arguably the single nicest character on the show.

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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh has one for why he behaves the way he does, specifically the familial dynamic he keeps projecting onto his friends: [[spoiler: he's a very LonelyRichKid who's dad almost never spends time with him, his grandmother hates his guts and he's barred from seeing or contacting his mother in France, all because of his HeroicBastard status. He's not even allowed to live in the same house as his dad or grandmother, living in a smaller manor staffed with a nanny and an army of servants. Since his home life is, emotionally, complete shit, he compensates for this by treating his friends as a surrogate family with himself as the father figure so he can lavish them with the love and attention he ''clearly'' doesn't receive at home. It's also his motivation for starting the Host Club in the first place (so that he can make others happy while being the center of attention), and it's what fuels his bottomless empathy and patience for others, even when they're directly antagonistic towards him]]. While in any other manga this would be the unsettling backstory of a PsycopathicManChild PsycopathicManchild villain, Tamaki is actually pretty well-adjusted and amicable, albeit obnoxiously melodramatic at times, being the biggest heartthrob in the school and arguably the single nicest character on the show.
5th May '18 5:06:03 PM CnHGirl
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* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'': Tamaki Suoh has one for why he behaves the way he does, specifically the familial dynamic he keeps projecting onto his friends: [[spoiler: he's a very LonelyRichKid who's dad almost never spends time with him, his grandmother hates his guts and he's barred from seeing or contacting his mother in France, all because of his HeroicBastard status. He's not even allowed to live in the same house as his dad or grandmother, living in a smaller manor staffed with a nanny and an army of servants. Since his home life is, emotionally, complete shit, he compensates for this by treating his friends as a surrogate family with himself as the father figure so he can lavish them with the love and attention he ''clearly'' doesn't receive at home. It's also his motivation for starting the Host Club in the first place (so that he can make others happy while being the center of attention), and it's what fuels his bottomless empathy and patience for others, even when they're directly antagonistic towards him]]. While in any other manga this would be the unsettling backstory of a PsycopathicManChild villain, Tamaki is actually pretty well-adjusted and amicable, albeit obnoxiously melodramatic at times, being the biggest heartthrob in the school and arguably the single nicest character on the show.
7th Feb '18 9:06:51 AM imabigboy
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* ''Manga/OnePunchMan'' Garou because of for the main part of his childhood he was ostracized. He began to question ideals at a young age as to why villains who try to achieve their goals to their full extent are stopped by heroes.
25th Aug '17 10:02:38 PM HighCrate
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* Why is Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' not on the list yet?! After enduring years of [[KidsAreCruel kids bullying him]] and trying to make him [[TheWoobie cry]], and being the youngest member of a biker gang who is looked down on by everyone, including his best friend... he discovers he has power greater than all of them. [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity And]]... cue his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* Why is Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' not on the list yet?! ''Manga/{{Akira}}'': After enduring years of [[KidsAreCruel kids bullying him]] and trying to make him [[TheWoobie cry]], and being the youngest member of a biker gang who is looked down on by everyone, including his best friend... he discovers he has power greater than all of them. [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity And]]... cue his RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
25th Aug '17 9:56:26 PM HighCrate
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** Sasuke takes a turn down a dark path of vengeance because his older brother killed the rest of their family and {{Mind Rape}}d him, twice. And after the death of Itachi he decides kill all the people in Konoha because he knew his now late older brother did everything he did for protection Sasuke and Konoha, and [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery decides that Konoha too good than him.]]

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** Sasuke takes a turn down a dark path of vengeance because his older brother killed the rest of their family and {{Mind Rape}}d him, twice. And after the death of Itachi he decides kill all the people in Konoha because he knew his now late older brother did everything he did for protection Sasuke and Konoha, and [[PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery decides that Konoha too good than him.]]
14th Apr '17 5:48:19 PM mouschilight
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*** Interestingly enough, unlike many other Freudian Excuse villains, his [[MoralEventHorizon most despicable acts]] in the eyes of the fanbase [[spoiler:(killing Jiraiya and Kakashi, destroying Konoha, and then almost killing Hinata)]] occurred '''after''' his FreudianExcuse was revealed, almost as though to counteract any sympathy we might feel for him when he expands upon it afterwards. As some fans believe, while Pain has a tragic backstory, it isn't enough to justify the extent of his plans and actions.

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*** Interestingly enough, unlike many other Freudian Excuse villains, his [[MoralEventHorizon most despicable acts]] in the eyes of the fanbase [[spoiler:(killing [[BadassTeacher Jiraiya and Kakashi, Kakashi]], destroying Konoha, and then almost killing Hinata)]] [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Hinata]] [[ForcedToWatch right in front of Naruto]])]] occurred '''after''' his FreudianExcuse was revealed, almost as though to counteract any sympathy we might feel for him when he expands upon it afterwards. As some fans believe, while Pain has a tragic backstory, it isn't enough to justify the extent of his plans and actions.
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