History FreudianExcuse / WesternAnimation

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]].
24th Apr '16 5:20:09 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks,'' the reason why [[JerkAssWoobie Uncle Ruckus]] is such a BoomerangBigot is from all the beatings he received from [[AbusiveParents his father]], and his mother idolizing Caucasian people [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood leads him]] to become the man we know today. His father may include one as well, dealing with the racism of Jim Crow, and his own shrew of a mother.
* The Ice King from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has one revealed for all of his obsessive princess-kidnapping in the episode ''Holly Jolly Secrets''. [[spoiler: He obsessively kidnaps princesses in order to replace the "princess" he lost to his sanity degraded by an ArtifactOfDoom, his fiancée Betty, when he used to live in the pre-apocalypse world as Simon Petrikov.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks,'' the reason why [[JerkAssWoobie [[JerkassWoobie Uncle Ruckus]] is such a BoomerangBigot is from all the beatings he received from [[AbusiveParents his father]], and his mother idolizing Caucasian people [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood leads him]] to become the man we know today. His father may include one as well, dealing with the racism of Jim Crow, and his own shrew of a mother.
* The Ice King from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has one revealed for all of his obsessive princess-kidnapping in the episode ''Holly "Holly Jolly Secrets''.Secrets". [[spoiler: He obsessively kidnaps princesses in order to replace the "princess" he lost to his sanity degraded by an ArtifactOfDoom, his fiancée Betty, when he used to live in the pre-apocalypse world as Simon Petrikov.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' shows that the villainous Prince Zuko was raised in a nightmarish, back-stabbing court where his sister was always more successful and favored, his once-renowned war hero uncle breaks down after losing his son in battle only to later lose his place on the throne, his [[MysteriousParent mother]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar killed his grandfather the night she disappeared]] in order to keep her husband from killing Zuko, and his [[WellDoneSonGuy father]] not only publicly ridiculed him when giving him his trademark [[GoodScarsEvilScars scar]] and banishment from home, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but is voiced by Mark Hamill]]. Let the ''StarWars'' parallels begin! (Even his voice actor couldn't deny it.)

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** In "I Am a Sword", Bandit Princess explains that she turned to a life of crime because she was born with rabies and her parents didn't love her because somehow they both had mononucleosis.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' shows that the villainous Prince Zuko was raised in a nightmarish, back-stabbing court where his sister was always more successful and favored, his once-renowned war hero uncle breaks down after losing his son in battle only to later lose his place on the throne, his [[MysteriousParent mother]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar killed his grandfather the night she disappeared]] in order to keep her husband from killing Zuko, and his [[WellDoneSonGuy father]] not only publicly ridiculed him when giving him his trademark [[GoodScarsEvilScars scar]] and banishment from home, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking but is voiced by Mark Hamill]]. Let the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' parallels begin! (Even his voice actor couldn't deny it.)
22nd Mar '16 4:57:21 PM jedijackkenobi88
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Amethyst [[StepfordSmiler typically acts mischievous and rambunctious]] to relieve herself of the fact that she is the product of ancient space nazis, and the fact she was semi-betrayed by two of her adopted parents, and is worried her little stepbrother will do the same.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Amethyst [[StepfordSmiler typically acts mischievous and rambunctious]] to relieve herself of the fact that she is the product of ancient space nazis, Ancient Space Nazis, and her troubled past including [[A FriendlessBackground in the fact she was semi-betrayed by two of Kindergarten, and watching her adopted parents, and is worried mother figure die before her little stepbrother will do the same. very eyes]].



** Lars acts like a Complete Jerk to Steven to hide his insecurities

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** Lars acts like a Complete Jerk to Steven to hide his insecuritiesinsecurities.
18th Mar '16 10:37:45 PM jedijackkenobi88
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** Lapis is a prominent example, as she nearly attacked the Crystal Gems (except Steven, the only one she liked_ for imprisoning her in a mirror for 5000 years.

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** Lapis is a prominent example, as she nearly attacked the Crystal Gems (except Steven, the only one she liked_ liked) for imprisoning her in a mirror for 5000 years.
18th Mar '16 8:47:39 PM jedijackkenobi88
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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.
18th Mar '16 2:12:01 PM jedijackkenobi88
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Amethyst [[StepfordSmiler typically acts mischievous and rambunctious]] to relieve herself of the fact that she is the product of ancient space nazis, and the fact she was semi-betrayed by two of her adopted parents, and is worried her little stepbrother will do the same.
** Onion acts in the same manner due to the fact he appears to not have very many friends, and rarely has the chance to see his dad.
** Lapis is a prominent example, as she nearly attacked the Crystal Gems (except Steven, the only one she liked_ for imprisoning her in a mirror for 5000 years.
** Lars acts like a Complete Jerk to Steven to hide his insecurities
1st Mar '16 12:59:51 PM PurrElise
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* 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.
27th Feb '16 9:14:46 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Mutantcy on the Bouncy", the villain Cement Head states that he turned to a life of crime because his parents disowned him for being born a cement mutant.
17th Feb '16 7:34:16 PM Josef5678
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* Apple Bloom's cousin [[TheBully Babs Seed]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was apparently bullied herself, and only became a bully to avoid ridicule from [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and [[BetaBitch Silver Spoon]]. Luckily, she [[HeelRealization realized that]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters she's no]] [[NotSoDifferent different]] from the bullies from Manehattan, and [[HeelFaceTurn stopped.]]

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Apple Bloom's cousin [[TheBully Babs Seed]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was apparently bullied herself, and only became a bully to avoid ridicule from [[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]] and [[BetaBitch Silver Spoon]]. Luckily, she [[HeelRealization realized that]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters she's no]] [[NotSoDifferent different]] from the bullies from Manehattan, and [[HeelFaceTurn stopped.]]
20th Jan '16 10:59:57 AM AHI-3000
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* In ''TheBoondocks,'' the reason why [[JerkAssWoobie Uncle Ruckus]] is such a BoomerangBigot is from all the beatings he received from [[AbusiveParents his father]] and his mother idolizing Caucasian people [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood leads him]] to become the man we know today. His father may include one as well, dealing with the racism, and his own shrew of mother.

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* In ''TheBoondocks,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks,'' the reason why [[JerkAssWoobie Uncle Ruckus]] is such a BoomerangBigot is from all the beatings he received from [[AbusiveParents his father]] father]], and his mother idolizing Caucasian people [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood leads him]] to become the man we know today. His father may include one as well, dealing with the racism, racism of Jim Crow, and his own shrew of a mother.
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