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9th Dec '17 12:17:53 PM CaptainTedium
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* Partway through ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'', the Postman remarks that his [[TheGrinch hatred of Christmas]] is partly because Santa didn't give him the toy train he wanted as a child.
-->'''Postman''': Santa didn't cut me any slack, so now I'm not cutting him any slack!
14th Nov '17 2:10:14 PM Shadowgazer
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* On ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', Dick Dastardly laments that he became a villain [[ThenLetMeBeEvil simply because the other racers forced him to be one]].
30th Sep '17 4:50:52 PM CnHGirl
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** Grunkle Stan has a pretty painful one that explains why he's such a greedy, miserly con-artist: [[spoiler: he accidentally ruined his brother Ford's chances of getting into a top-tier university and potentially becoming a millionaire scientist. This causes their father to disown Stan, claiming that he won't be welcomed back until he can repay the family for the potential income they lost because of his actions. He lives a miserable existence well into his 30s and, after a fight with Ford causes Ford to become lost in another dimension, channels his talent for lying into turning his brother's home into a tourist trap, allowing him to maintain Ford's home and secret lab so he can fix the dimension gate to bring his brother home. His greediness comes from his father's ultimatum making him believe that earning money was his only value to his family, and considering his only talents were lying and fighting while his brother was a genius, his self-esteem wasn't good enough to let him refute that]].



** Peridot becomes hostile towards the Crystal Gems for destroying the things she worked hard to build, though this ends later as the series goes on.

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** Peridot becomes hostile towards the Crystal Gems for destroying the things she worked hard to build, though this ends later as the series goes on. We get an explanation for this in "Too Short To Ride": [[spoiler: Peridot treats technology as an emotional crutch since, being an Era 2 Gem made for building and maintaining technology, she has no magic powers like Quartz gems or even Era 1 Pearls, who she has been taught are beneath even herself in the Gem hierarchy. Technology is literally the only thing she has, so her anger may stem from the Gems destroying what she considers her only viable contribution to a society that demands usefulness from all its subjects]].
** Pearl's crippling self-esteem issues, and all her issues that branch off from that, are because as a Pearl she was literally created to just look pretty and take orders. Despite her intelligence and insistence that she's no longer a slave, she still feels like she's only useful when she's being told what to do, fueling her emotional over-dependency on Rose and, later, Garnet.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' he reason the Ice Dancers are so obsessed with winning is because Jacques accidentally dropped Josee when they finally got the chance to get gold in the Olympics, becoming national embarrassments instead. Also, Josee apparently had a pretty bad StageMom who taught her that anything other than first/gold was a failure.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' he the reason the Ice Dancers are so obsessed with winning is because Jacques accidentally dropped Josee when they finally got the chance to get gold in the Olympics, becoming national embarrassments instead. Also, Josee apparently had a pretty bad StageMom who taught her that anything other than first/gold was a failure.
30th Sep '17 4:20:50 PM CnHGirl
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** Olga gets one as well that explains why she's always so annoyingly perky and optimistic, and why she breaks down if anything she does comes up short of perfect: their parents don't pay any attention to Helga because they pay ''all'' their attention to Olga, [[StepfordSmiler who acts perky and sweet]] as a cover for the anxiety she's developed from constantly having to live up to and exceed their expectations.
28th Aug '17 1:24:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'':
** Pizzazz's mother [[MissingMom ran off]] when she was very young. Her father ended up growing apart from Pizzazz after the divorce, with his only way of showing her any attention being giving her material things. This is why Pizzazz ended up a RichBitch SpoiledBrat. Pizzazz tries to [[WhenYouComingHomeDad get her dad's attention]] but [[WellDoneSonGuy can't]], which has caused her InferioritySuperiorityComplex. As a result, she wants to be ''the'' most popular rock band out there, which urges on her intense [[TheRival rivalry]] with Jem and the Holograms.
** The music video to "It's A Hard, Hard Life" shows that The Stingers spent a lot of time being [[StreetMusician poor and living on the streets]] when they started out. This explains why Rapture is a [[ConMan con artist]] and why they only seem to care about [[ItsAllAboutMe themselves]] [[TrueCompanions and each other]].
4th Aug '17 6:52:37 AM JJHIL325
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' has several -- and there's more than a hint that these continued piling up even during his adulthood. To start, there were his [[AbusiveParents parents]], who [[ResentfulGuardian resented him for the simple reason of being alive]] as they were [[ShotgunWedding forced to marry each other because of it]], with his mother, Beatrice, creating his InferioritySuperiorityComplex by giving him no intrinsical value other than to compensate for what he had done. There's also the way [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he took at heart the advice given to him]] by [[BrokenAce Secre]][[StepfordSmiler tariat.]] Still, he was able to grow up into a semi-normal horse.....who slowly lost his shit in between [[TheChainsOfCommanding the constant rehearsals of his show]], his [[WellDoneSonGuy still]] [[DesperatelyCravesAffection underlying]] [[LoveHungry issues]] accentuated by [[StageMom his mother still hanging up on his every word]], and last but not least, [[CorruptTheCutie his increasing corruption]], caused by [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drifting around Hollywoo(d)]] and his overall [[TheCorruptible vulnerable, addictive]] nature. Most telling is his guilt at having [[EtTuBrute betrayed his friend and mentor, Herb Kazzaz]], for the sake of his career and [[TheShowMustGoOn keeping his and Herb's show ''Horsin' Around'' going]] and his [[TheOneThatGotAway unconfessed love towards Charlotte]]. By the end, the complications and inability to navigate through life, as well as [[JadeColouredGlasses his disillusion at achieving happiness on his own in any form]] has led [=BoJack=] to his [[TheEeyore current style of living]], all while being [[InternalizedCategorism convinced that he can't change at all]], [[SelfFulfillingProphecy which]] [[TragicHero only dooms him to wreak havoc on his few remains of humanity]]. However, this is ultimately {{Deconstructed|Trope}} by [[DumbassHasAPoint Todd]] in season 3, after [[spoiler:finding out Emily and [=BoJack=] had sex]] and Bojack attempts to justify it by being drunk.
--->'''Todd:''' You can't keep doing this! You can't keep doing shitty things, and then feel bad about yourself [[EasilyForgiven like that makes it OK]]. You need to be better! ''*[=BoJack=] tries to apologize*'' No! No. [=BoJack=] just... stop. '''''You''''' are all the things that are wrong with you. It's not the alcohol, or the drugs, or any of the shitty things that happened to you in your career, or when you were a kid. [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's you, alright? It's you!]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' has several -- and there's more than a hint that these continued piling up even during his adulthood. To start, there were his [[AbusiveParents parents]], who [[ResentfulGuardian resented him for the simple reason of being alive]] as they were [[ShotgunWedding forced to marry each other because of it]], with his mother, Beatrice, creating his InferioritySuperiorityComplex by giving him no intrinsical value other than to compensate for what he had done. There's also the way [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he took at heart the advice given to him]] by [[BrokenAce Secre]][[StepfordSmiler tariat.]] Still, he was able to grow up into a semi-normal horse.....who slowly lost his shit in between [[TheChainsOfCommanding the constant rehearsals of his show]], his [[WellDoneSonGuy still]] [[DesperatelyCravesAffection underlying]] [[LoveHungry issues]] accentuated by [[StageMom his mother still hanging up on his every word]], and last but not least, [[CorruptTheCutie his increasing corruption]], caused by [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drifting around Hollywoo(d)]] and his overall [[TheCorruptible vulnerable, addictive]] nature. Most telling is his guilt at having [[EtTuBrute betrayed his friend and mentor, Herb Kazzaz]], for the sake of his career and [[TheShowMustGoOn keeping his and Herb's show ''Horsin' Around'' going]] and his [[TheOneThatGotAway unconfessed love towards Charlotte]]. By the end, the complications and inability to navigate through life, as well as [[JadeColouredGlasses his disillusion at achieving happiness on his own in any form]] has led [=BoJack=] to his [[TheEeyore current style of living]], all while being [[InternalizedCategorism convinced that he can't change at all]], [[SelfFulfillingProphecy which]] [[TragicHero only dooms him to wreak havoc on his few remains of humanity]]. However, this This is ultimately gets {{Deconstructed|Trope}} by [[DumbassHasAPoint Todd]] in season 3, after [[spoiler:finding out Emily and [=BoJack=] had sex]] sex with his girlfriend Emily]] and Bojack attempts to justify it by being drunk.
--->'''Todd:''' [[AesopAmnesia You can't keep doing this! You can't keep doing shitty things, and then feel bad about yourself yourself]] [[EasilyForgiven like that makes it OK]]. You need to be better! ''*[=BoJack=] tries to apologize*'' No! No. [=BoJack=] just... stop. '''''You''''' are all the things that are wrong with you. you! It's not the alcohol, or the drugs, or any of the shitty things that happened to you in your career, or when you were a kid. [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's you, alright? It's you!]]
20th Jul '17 8:08:05 AM JJHIL325
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--->'''Todd:''' [[AesopAmesia You can't keep doing this!]] You can't keep doing shitty things, and then feel bad about yourself [[EasilyForgiven like that makes it OK]]. You need to be better! ''*[=BoJack=] tries to apologize*'' No! No. [=BoJack=] just... stop. '''''You''''' are all the things that are wrong with you. It's not the alcohol, or the drugs, or any of the shitty things that happened to you in your career, or when you were a kid. It's you, alright? It's you!

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--->'''Todd:''' [[AesopAmesia You can't keep doing this!]] this! You can't keep doing shitty things, and then feel bad about yourself [[EasilyForgiven like that makes it OK]]. You need to be better! ''*[=BoJack=] tries to apologize*'' No! No. [=BoJack=] just... stop. '''''You''''' are all the things that are wrong with you. It's not the alcohol, or the drugs, or any of the shitty things that happened to you in your career, or when you were a kid. [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's you, alright? It's you!you!]]
20th Jul '17 8:07:17 AM JJHIL325
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' has several -- and there's more than a hint that these continued piling up even during his adulthood. To start, there were his [[AbusiveParents parents]], who [[ResentfulGuardian resented him for the simple reason of being alive]] as they were [[ShotgunWedding forced to marry each other because of it]], with his mother, Beatrice, creating his InferioritySuperiorityComplex by giving him no intrinsical value other than to compensate for what he had done. There's also the way [[ALessonLearnedTooWell he took at heart the advice given to him]] by [[BrokenAce Secre]][[StepfordSmiler tariat.]] Still, he was able to grow up into a semi-normal horse.....who slowly lost his shit in between [[TheChainsOfCommanding the constant rehearsals of his show]], his [[WellDoneSonGuy still]] [[DesperatelyCravesAffection underlying]] [[LoveHungry issues]] accentuated by [[StageMom his mother still hanging up on his every word]], and last but not least, [[CorruptTheCutie his increasing corruption]], caused by [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll drifting around Hollywoo(d)]] and his overall [[TheCorruptible vulnerable, addictive]] nature. Most telling is his guilt at having [[EtTuBrute betrayed his friend and mentor, Herb Kazzaz]], for the sake of his career and [[TheShowMustGoOn keeping his and Herb's show ''Horsin' Around'' going]] and his [[TheOneThatGotAway unconfessed love towards Charlotte]]. By the end, the complications and inability to navigate through life, as well as [[JadeColouredGlasses his disillusion at achieving happiness on his own in any form]] has led [=BoJack=] to his [[TheEeyore current style of living]], all while being [[InternalizedCategorism convinced that he can't change at all]], [[SelfFulfillingProphecy which]] [[TragicHero only dooms him to wreak havoc on his few remains of humanity]]. However, this is ultimately {{Deconstructed|Trope}} by [[DumbassHasAPoint Todd]] in season 3, after [[spoiler:finding out Emily and [=BoJack=] had sex]] and Bojack attempts to justify it by being drunk.
--->'''Todd:''' [[AesopAmesia You can't keep doing this!]] You can't keep doing shitty things, and then feel bad about yourself [[EasilyForgiven like that makes it OK]]. You need to be better! ''*[=BoJack=] tries to apologize*'' No! No. [=BoJack=] just... stop. '''''You''''' are all the things that are wrong with you. It's not the alcohol, or the drugs, or any of the shitty things that happened to you in your career, or when you were a kid. It's you, alright? It's you!
4th Jul '17 9:10:35 PM plcthecd
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* On ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', Dick Dastardly laments that he became a villain simply because the other racers forced him to be one.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', Dick Dastardly laments that he became a villain [[ThenLetMeBeEvil simply because the other racers forced him to be one.one]].
14th Jun '17 12:58:56 AM VisibleBear
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-->'''Clover:''' Finally, an evil villain who isn't bitter about being dissed or something.
-->'''Jerry:''' It says here that the Lady Dragon left the video game industry several years ago because they refused to make some of her more eccentric games.
-->'''Clover:''' [[LampshadeHanging Figures.]]
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