History FreudianExcuse / Fanfics

23rd Mar '18 11:12:19 AM fighwitt
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* In ''Fanfic/YuGiOhForever'', several villainous characters have a Freudian Excuse for why they turned to the dark side. 1) Jan Shimizu, the BlackSheep of his family, recounts late in the story that his father, Ryou Bakura, frequently treated him with subtle contempt [[spoiler:because Jan's appearance reminded Ryou too much of the abusive spirit of the Millennium Ring]]. It led Jan to leave home and change his last name, to distance himself from the family, and led Ryou to declare IHaveNoSon concerning him. 2) Michael Bronte, a member of the JUDAS organization's QuirkyMinibossSquad, explains that the reason he joined the group was initially to exact revenge on his parents--specifically, his stepfather used to physically abuse him as a child, while his mother turned a blind eye. Present-day Michael is an AxCrazy [[SlasherSmile Slasher Smiler]] who enjoys perpetuating ColdBloodedTorture on his victims. 3) Angel Snow, a member of the Zodiac terrorist group, grew up with a drunken and physically abusive adopted father. TheDragon then liberated her from that home situation, and she jumped at the chance to give him her loyalty. 4) James Truesdale, another Zodiac member, has a particularly painful one that he hides behind a mask of [[TheStoic stoicism]] and [[TheResenter thinly-disguised contempt for his sister]] [[WellDoneSonGuy and father]]: [[spoiler:his mother died giving birth to his sister, and his father made him keep his grief hidden for the sake of the little girl. He [[VillainousBreakdown blows up spectacularly]] [[CallingTheOldManOut when he finally reveals his past and his repressed anger]]]].

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* In ''Fanfic/YuGiOhForever'', several villainous characters have a Freudian Excuse for why they turned to the dark side. 1) Jan Shimizu, the BlackSheep of his family, recounts late in the story that his father, Ryou Bakura, frequently treated him with subtle contempt [[spoiler:because Jan's appearance reminded Ryou too much of the abusive spirit of the Millennium Ring]]. It led Jan to leave home and change his last name, to distance himself from the family, and led Ryou to declare IHaveNoSon concerning him. 2) Michael Bronte, a member of the JUDAS organization's QuirkyMinibossSquad, explains that the reason he joined the group was initially to exact revenge on his parents--specifically, his stepfather used to physically abuse him as a child, while his mother turned a blind eye. Present-day Michael is an AxCrazy [[SlasherSmile Slasher Smiler]] who enjoys perpetuating ColdBloodedTorture on his victims. 3) Angel Snow, a member of the Zodiac terrorist group, grew up with a drunken and physically abusive adopted father. TheDragon then liberated her from that home situation, and she jumped at the chance to give him her loyalty. 4) James Truesdale, another Zodiac member, has a particularly painful one that he hides behind a mask of [[TheStoic stoicism]] and [[TheResenter thinly-disguised contempt for his sister]] [[WellDoneSonGuy and father]]: [[spoiler:his mother died giving birth to his sister, and his father made him keep his grief hidden for the sake of the little girl. He [[VillainousBreakdown blows up spectacularly]] [[CallingTheOldManOut when he finally reveals his past and his repressed anger]]]].anger]]]].

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* ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'': Scott can't stand Bruno, a high-school bully he meets in "Boy Scouts, Sex, and Other Mysterious Things". Scott's parole officer explains Bruno's father was abusive, and Bruno needs to be taught how to behave.
-->'''Carol:''' Good, now that we're alone. I'm asking you to try to be a little nicer to Bruno, okay? I know it's not an easy task and he's not the most pleasant person you'll ever meet. Bruno's not a bad kid Scott. Yes, I know he's a bully, but he's only acting out what he knows. What his father taught him.\\
'''Scott:''' So? That makes it okay for him to threaten to hurt Bobby? That makes it okay for him to threaten to hurt someone younger than he is?\\
'''Carol:''' No, of course not. But Bruno has only threatened, and he actually hasn't made a move to hurt Bobby. That leaves a lot of room for you to let it slide off your back and compromise until he actually tries something. If Bruno tries to hurt Bobby, you won't be the first one to trounce him. Trust me.\\
'''Scott:''' Compromise, in my experience, has always been another word for lose.\\
'''Carol:''' You are so wrong, Scott. Compromise most times is the only way everyone wins. Bruno is acting out the lessons that his drunken, abusive father taught him. Don't act out the lessons that Jack taught you. Don't let Jack win like that.

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14th Jan '18 7:31:33 PM Minni128
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* From ''Fanfic/TheOutside'', from we have mentioned of photos and Shiro's reasonings, the reason Satsuki is agoraphobic and was so overprotective of Ryuuko (to the point of [[MyBelovedSmother smothering]]) was because she's been sick a lot her whole life and knew nothing else, especially in light of their parents splitting and their father's death, leaving her to use Ryuuko as something of a LivingEmotionalCrutch to cope with her situation, as she probably never coped otherwise.

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* From ''Fanfic/TheOutside'', from we have mentioned of photos and Shiro's reasonings, the reason Satsuki is agoraphobic and was so overprotective of Ryuuko (to the point of [[MyBelovedSmother smothering]]) was because she's been sick a lot her whole life and knew nothing else, especially in light of their parents splitting and their father's death, leaving her to use Ryuuko as something of a LivingEmotionalCrutch to cope with her situation, as she probably never coped couldn't cope otherwise.
16th Dec '17 6:36:05 AM Minni128
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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, the reason as to why 8-year old Ryuuko is a delinquent seems to stem from maternal deprivation from being separated from her mother at two-years old and her anger and upset thereof of something she felt sad about, yet didn't know what it is, as well as the fact that no one would tell her.

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* In Webcomic/KillLaKillAU, ''Webcomic/KillLaKillAU'', the reason as to why 8-year old Ryuuko is a delinquent seems to stem from maternal deprivation from being separated from her mother at two-years old and her anger and upset thereof of something she felt sad about, yet didn't know what it is, as well as the fact that no one would tell her.
*From ''Fanfic/TheOutside'', from we have mentioned of photos and Shiro's reasonings, the reason Satsuki is agoraphobic and was so overprotective of Ryuuko (to the point of [[MyBelovedSmother smothering]]) was because she's been sick a lot her whole life and knew nothing else, especially in light of their parents splitting and their father's death, leaving her to use Ryuuko as something of a LivingEmotionalCrutch to cope with her situation, as she probably never coped otherwise.



* In Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX, we have a rather non-villainous example in Yukari, in that it be a fairly safe assumption some of her issues she's had, especially wanting to have a child to such an extent that it tears her up inside and some issues with attachment (either would be described as "something to love, something to hold, occasionally scold, and something that would take away an intense pain"), seem to stem from being abandoned by her parents, to whom she referred to as "two large shitbags", when she was two.

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* In Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX, we have a rather non-villainous odd example in Yukari, in that it be a fairly safe assumption some of her issues she's had, especially wanting to have a child to such an extent that it tears her up inside and some issues with attachment (either would be described as "something to love, something to hold, occasionally scold, and something that would take away an intense pain"), seem to stem from being abandoned by her parents, to whom she referred to as "two large shitbags", when she was two.
31st Aug '17 6:27:48 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* It's popular {{Fanon}} that Luan's over-the-top antics on April Fool's Day stem from AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment from [[KidsAreCruel bullying classmates]], with some authors even having the treatment causing her to develop an outright SplitPersonality. How sympathetically this is treated varies depending on the story in question though.
20th Jul '17 12:55:53 AM The_Cosmic_Troper
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** Bill especially has it bad, [[spoiler: having slowly had his [[UsedToBeASweetKid empathy extinguished]] and [[DrivenToMadness sanity degraded]] by the abuse and mistreatment.]] It's no wonder he's a psychopathic, evil jerk. [[spoiler: Unlike most examples, he eventually realized that [[HeelRealization he was definitely in the wrong for every other thing he's done since then.]]]]

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** Bill especially has it bad, [[spoiler: having slowly had his [[UsedToBeASweetKid empathy extinguished]] and [[DrivenToMadness sanity degraded]] by the abuse and mistreatment.]] It's no wonder he's a psychopathic, evil jerk. [[spoiler: Unlike most examples, he eventually realized that [[HeelRealization he was definitely in the wrong for every other thing he's done since then.]]]]]]]] It's also part of the reason he [[spoiler: tries to kill himself in Chapter Forty-Four.]]
20th Jun '17 1:10:23 AM The_Cosmic_Troper
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* This trope is dealt with at least two times in ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars''.
** Bill especially has it bad, [[spoiler: having slowly had his [[UsedToBeASweetKid empathy extinguished]] and [[DrivenToMadness sanity degraded]] by the abuse and mistreatment.]] It's no wonder he's a psychopathic, evil jerk. [[spoiler: Unlike most examples, he eventually realized that [[HeelRealization he was definitely in the wrong for every other thing he's done since then.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Gabriel, the story's first BigBad, had been tossed into the Void for more than a trillion years.]] Of course he'd be out for vicious revenge, [[spoiler: even though it was [[NeverMyFault mostly his fault]]]], and have lost more than a few marbles too.
6th Jun '17 5:58:36 PM Linda58
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* Discussed and defied in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7462512/chapters/16958475 Fighting for the Future]]''. Lex Luthor explains his desire to kill all Metahumans comes from the fact that one Metahuman, implied to be Black Siren, caused a train accident that killed his fiancee. No one is very impressed with this, having seen it before in both Malcolm Merlyn and Slade Wilson; and Oliver explicitly states that that would justify killing that ''one'' Metahuman, not all of them. He even points out that the love of ''his'' life was murdered, but he still only killed those responsible.
1st Apr '17 7:42:46 PM redandready45
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* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary''. Ginny is able to deduce Riddle's [[ParentalAbandonment backstory]], but doesn't feel sorry for him at all. Pointing out that [[TheHero Harry]] lost his parents and was stuck with the Dursleys, but didn't turn bad.

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* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary''. Ginny is able to deduce Riddle's [[ParentalAbandonment backstory]], but doesn't feel sorry for him at all. Pointing She points out that [[TheHero Harry]] lost his parents and was stuck with the Dursleys, but didn't turn bad.
bad, concluding that being an orphan is a shitty excuse for all he's done.
1st Apr '17 7:40:56 PM redandready45
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* Deconstructed in ''Fanfic/TheVerySecretDiary''. Ginny is able to deduce Riddle's [[ParentalAbandonment backstory]], but doesn't feel sorry for him at all. Pointing out that [[TheHero Harry]] lost his parents and was stuck with the Dursleys, but didn't turn bad.
27th Mar '17 7:52:22 AM mkmlp
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* ''FanFic/{{Stray}}'' discusses this - it's set in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' universe, land of villains with unhappy childhoods, and at least two characters (including one of the protagonists) are former {{Tykebomb}}s. However, Adamska (one of the tykebombs in question) eventually rejects the idea that a person's essential nature can be changed by the actions of other people.



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* ''FanFic/{{Stray}}'' discusses this - it's set in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' universe, land of villains with unhappy childhoods, and at least two characters (including one of the protagonists) are former {{Tykebomb}}s. However, Adamska (one of the tykebombs in question) eventually rejects the idea that a person's essential nature can be changed by the actions of other people.
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