History FreudianExcuse / WesternAnimation

11th Nov '16 7:58:59 AM Troperinik
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* Mr. Cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' seems to have one. His past is mostly unknown, but what we do know of it involves [[BigBrotherBully abusive older brothers]] who were so violent he had to run away from home, an [[AlcoholicParent alcoholic father]], the death of one or more loved ones, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking an extremely annoying mother.]]
21st Oct '16 8:30:25 PM mewmdude77
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** Dan Phantom or Dark Danny, the evil future version of the show's protagonist, is an example of this as well. All of his loved ones (his mom and dad, Jazz, Tucker, and Sam) along with Mr. Lancer were killed in an explosion at the Nasty Burger. Grief stricken, Danny moves in with Vlad, who sympathizes with him. Eventually, Danny can't take the pain anymore, and wants his human emotions removed. Vlad does so, separating Danny's human half and ghost half. Unfortunately, Danny's ghost half decides to separate Vlad's two halves, then fused with it. The combination became Dan, and he would go on a rampage, starting by killing his former human half.
1st Oct '16 2:09:32 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RoadRovers'' episode "Dawn of the Groomer", General Parvo shoots down the Groomer's plan to mutate cats as his soldiers and it gets so bad that the Groomer ends up leaving Parvo for a whole year. After they reunite at the end of the episode, Parvo reveals why he was adamant about not using his technology on cats: [[spoiler:He himself is actually a mutated cat and he apparently didn't want other felines to suffer as he did.]]
6th Sep '16 6:12:27 AM annette12
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* Then there's Eustace from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. Where do we even begin with Eustace? Well, let's start off with his mother. It turns out that his mother is even worse than him and never liked him as a child. In addition, she favored his older brother Horst over Eustace, the former always rubbed his success in the latter's face, as well as giving him his nickname "[[JerkassHasAPoint Useless]]". Now we know how Eustace became the selfish {{Jerkass}} he is as an old man. While this doesn't in any way excuse his cruelty towards Courage, you can't help but feel just a little bit sorry for him for what he's been through in his childhood.

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* Then there's Eustace from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. Where do we even begin with Eustace? Well, let's start off with his mother.''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. It turns out that his mother is even worse than him and never liked him as a child. In addition, she favored his older brother Horst over Eustace, the former always rubbed his success in the latter's face, as well as giving him his nickname "[[JerkassHasAPoint Useless]]"."Useless". Now we know how Eustace became the selfish {{Jerkass}} he is as an old man. While this doesn't in any way excuse his cruelty towards Courage, you can't help but feel just a little bit sorry for him for what he's been through in his childhood.
30th Aug '16 2:51:50 PM CaptainTedium
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSylvesterAndTweetyMysteries'' had Sylvester the Cat try to capture and eat Tweety Bird as usual, but the episode "Happy Bath Day to You" revealed why he's so obsessed with eating that darn canary. It is shown in a flashback that when he was a kitten, Granny gave Sylvester Tweety as a birthday present with the intent of the bird being a playmate. When Sylvester instead tried to eat Tweety, Granny scolded the cat and told him that he'd never get any more birthday presents until he learned to play nice with Tweety.
18th Aug '16 8:58:54 PM Whipsmart
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---> '''Scott:''' No! You all kept calling me a dick, and that turned me into a dick!
** [[FatBastard Cartman]] has a plausible one: he has never had a dad, his "friends" bullied him nonstop about his obesity, and his mother Liane is a whore who spoils her son to fill the void of not having any real friends. When she starts to discipline Cartman, he shapes up. But it doesn't (usually) last.

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---> '''Scott:''' No! [[BigNo No!]] [[ThenLetMeBeEvil You all kept calling me a dick, and that turned me into a dick!
dick!]]
** [[FatBastard Cartman]] has a plausible one: [[DisappearedDad he has never had a dad, dad]], his "friends" "[[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]]" [[YouAreFat bullied him nonstop about his obesity, obesity]], and his mother Liane is a whore who spoils her son to fill the void of not having any real friends. When she starts to discipline Cartman, he shapes up. [[StatusQuoIsGod But it doesn't (usually) last.]]
8th Jul '16 8:52:24 AM waters20
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* Then there's Eustace from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. Where do we even begin with Eustace? Well, let's start off with his mother. It turns out that his mother is even worse than him and never liked him as a child. In addition, she favored his older brother Horst over Eustace, the former always rubbed his success in the latter's face, as well as giving him his nickname "Useless". Now we know how Eustace became the selfish {{Jerkass}} he is as an old man. While this doesn't in any way excuse his cruelty towards Courage, you can't help but feel just a little bit sorry for him for what he's been through in his childhood.

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* Then there's Eustace from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. Where do we even begin with Eustace? Well, let's start off with his mother. It turns out that his mother is even worse than him and never liked him as a child. In addition, she favored his older brother Horst over Eustace, the former always rubbed his success in the latter's face, as well as giving him his nickname "Useless"."[[JerkassHasAPoint Useless]]". Now we know how Eustace became the selfish {{Jerkass}} he is as an old man. While this doesn't in any way excuse his cruelty towards Courage, you can't help but feel just a little bit sorry for him for what he's been through in his childhood.
5th Jul '16 2:02:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''TheTick'', when [[SuperheroPackingHeat Big Shot's]] reaction to running out of bullets after spending the episode (over)acting like a NinetiesAntiHero is to mournfully ask "...Why didn't you love me, mom?" and break down sobbing on [[OnlySaneMan Arthur's]] shoulder.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', when [[SuperheroPackingHeat Big Shot's]] reaction to running out of bullets after spending the episode (over)acting like a NinetiesAntiHero is to mournfully ask "...Why didn't you love me, mom?" and break down sobbing on [[OnlySaneMan Arthur's]] shoulder.
14th Jun '16 6:16:55 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** The series finale gives Azula her FreudianExcuse: due to Ozai's [[TykeBomb raising of her]], her mother was distant from her throughout her childhood, leading Azula to believe that she didn't love her and only loved Zuko who, according to her father's teachings, is doing everything wrong and ''shouldn't'' be loved. She even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it in the BeachEpisode, when ''all'' the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad teen villains']] Freudian excuses come out.

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** The series finale gives Azula her FreudianExcuse: due to Ozai's [[TykeBomb raising of her]], her mother was distant from her throughout her childhood, leading Azula to believe that she didn't love her and only loved Zuko who, according to her father's teachings, is doing everything wrong and ''shouldn't'' be loved. Her upbringing also gives her her extreme perfectionism, as she's afraid that her father will not love her if she screws up even once. She even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it in the BeachEpisode, when ''all'' the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad teen villains']] Freudian excuses come out.
30th Apr '16 6:57:43 AM Fury1031
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* Played with by [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Demona]], one of the two main villains on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. She has certainly endured more than her fair share of misery over the centuries, and [[HumansAreBastards a lot of it seems to be the fault of the humans]] (thereby setting up her [[FantasticRacism motivation]] nicely. Closer inspection, though, reveals that ''Demona herself'' directly or indirectly caused all of her own suffering, with the humans sometimes large players, but sometimes just scapegoats. It's implied that Demona is aware of this (and of her own evil) on some level... pity she's the queen of the IgnoredEpiphany. This trope is outright averted with the other main villain, [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]], who by all accounts had an idyllic childhood but wound up a wealthy DiabolicalMastermind anyway. [[AffablyEvil And yet he's still not entirely unsympathetic]].

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* Played with by [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Demona]], one of the two main villains on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. She has certainly endured more than her fair share of misery over the centuries, and [[HumansAreBastards a lot of it seems to be the fault of the humans]] (thereby humans,]] thereby setting up her [[FantasticRacism motivation]] nicely. Closer inspection, though, reveals that ''Demona herself'' directly or indirectly caused all of her own suffering, with the humans sometimes large players, but sometimes just scapegoats. It's implied that Demona is aware of this (and of her own evil) on some level... pity she's the queen of the IgnoredEpiphany. This trope is outright averted with the other main villain, [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]], who by all accounts had an idyllic childhood but wound up a wealthy DiabolicalMastermind anyway. [[AffablyEvil And yet he's still not entirely unsympathetic]].
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