History Fridge / DannyPhantom

17th Mar '17 7:45:57 PM Vir
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** It never ceases to confound and amaze me how readily people latch onto the 'sam-is-a-danny-phantom-fangirl' theory. '''First of all''', Danny Phantom and Fenton are ''one and the same''. To quote ''Lois and Clark'' [Danny Fenton] is who [Danny] is. [Danny Phantom] is just what he ''does''. And to further elaborate on this, a quote from {{Megamind}}: it's not what you look like that '''defines''' you, but your ''actions''. Danny's powers weren't just ghost rays- they were a major outlet to a part of his ''personality''- the ChronicHeroSyndrome part, the part that couldn't just “sit on the sidelines” and watch innocent people (people he didn't even ''know'') being terrorized when he could “change things”- via his powers. ''That'' is the part of Danny's personality that Sam -and us, the audience- loved. And yet, that part of his personality vanished in the beginning of the movie. He sat back. He didn't care about strangers anymore. He didn't care about justice, all "the good he was doing" anymore. He just cared about having fun. In short, he became the same apathetic, selfish jerk that defined “normal kids” everywhere- chewing on corn dogs and blissfully watched his town being extorted on a gigantic scale- which is exactly what drove Sam over the edge and lead to her supreme WhatTheHellHero speech. ("You're not ''you'' anymore!") And that's why Sam's eyes lit up when he got himself back to normal stage 1- the plan to save the earth ("Now ''that's'' the Danny I know!") and stage 2- retrieving his powers and the biggest outlet to the other part of his personality. -- @/{{KariGray}}

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** It never ceases to confound and amaze me how readily people latch onto the 'sam-is-a-danny-phantom-fangirl' theory. '''First of all''', Danny Phantom and Fenton are ''one and the same''. To quote ''Lois and Clark'' [Danny Fenton] is who [Danny] is. [Danny Phantom] is just what he ''does''. And to further elaborate on this, a quote from {{Megamind}}: WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}: it's not what you look like that '''defines''' you, but your ''actions''. Danny's powers weren't just ghost rays- they were a major outlet to a part of his ''personality''- the ChronicHeroSyndrome part, the part that couldn't just “sit on the sidelines” and watch innocent people (people he didn't even ''know'') being terrorized when he could “change things”- via his powers. ''That'' is the part of Danny's personality that Sam -and us, the audience- loved. And yet, that part of his personality vanished in the beginning of the movie. He sat back. He didn't care about strangers anymore. He didn't care about justice, all "the good he was doing" anymore. He just cared about having fun. In short, he became the same apathetic, selfish jerk that defined “normal kids” everywhere- chewing on corn dogs and blissfully watched his town being extorted on a gigantic scale- which is exactly what drove Sam over the edge and lead to her supreme WhatTheHellHero speech. ("You're not ''you'' anymore!") And that's why Sam's eyes lit up when he got himself back to normal stage 1- the plan to save the earth ("Now ''that's'' the Danny I know!") and stage 2- retrieving his powers and the biggest outlet to the other part of his personality. -- @/{{KariGray}}
4th Feb '17 12:44:48 PM WarriorSparrow
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**** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpnBYCR6-d4 Confirmed: the Ghost Zone is purgatory!]] The DP-verse equivalents of Heaven and Hell are called The Elsewhereness and the Unworld, respectively, and the Unworld is also where souls go who are forgotten. [[WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife Sound familiar, anyone?]]
3rd Feb '17 9:59:28 AM wentesur
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* Vlad's VillainDecay in Season 3 has some pretty dark undertones when you remember what happened in his last appearance in Season Two: ''his son'' (well, the clone of a boy he wants as his son and probably ''considers'' his son) ''[[AdultFear disintegrated right in front of his eyes, and he was helpless to stop it.]]'' And it was ''technically Danny's fault.'' He's probably suffering PTSD and wants Danny [[RevengeBeforeReason deader than dead.]]

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* Vlad's VillainDecay in Season 3 has some pretty dark undertones when you remember what happened in his last appearance in Season Two: ''his son'' (well, the clone of a boy he wants as his son and probably ''considers'' his son) ''[[AdultFear disintegrated right in front of his eyes, and he was helpless to stop it.]]'' And it was ''technically Danny's fault.'' He's probably suffering PTSD and wants Danny [[RevengeBeforeReason deader than dead.]]]]
* A minor case, but when Danny and his friends arrived at transformed Gothapoluca to retrieve Gem of Form in ''Reality Trip'', Sam rips several teddy bears who when transform back into human when Danny gets the gem. If there's any indication, she has just ''committed a murder'' and no one bats an eye.
25th Jan '17 5:58:04 PM Storygirl000
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* This troper realized something that puts a whole new terrifying spin on Spectra that I'm honestly shocked hasn't been brought up yet. Spectra being a psychiatrist going from school to school deliberately picking at teenagers personal issues has a lot of dark places one could go to especially since her plan involving jazz (which was straight up murder all to crush everyone's spirit) raises some very dark possibilities, what do many teenagers sometimes do when they can't escape their misery? This brings up an even more horrifying question what if the teenager spectra is tearing away at has a fear of their family not loving them, or their friends not caring? Picture it spectra convincing someone no one loves them, how many suicides did spectra likely cause and not just cause but revel in? I think we might have another candidate for complete monster in this show.

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* This troper realized something that puts a whole new terrifying spin on Spectra that I'm honestly shocked hasn't been brought up yet. Spectra being a psychiatrist going from school to school deliberately picking at teenagers personal issues has a lot of dark places one could go to especially since her plan involving jazz (which was straight up murder all to crush everyone's spirit) raises some very dark possibilities, what do many teenagers sometimes do when they can't escape their misery? This brings up an even more horrifying question what if the teenager spectra is tearing away at has a fear of their family not loving them, or their friends not caring? Picture it spectra convincing someone no one loves them, how many suicides did spectra likely cause and not just cause but revel in? I think we might have another candidate for complete monster in this show.show.
* Vlad's VillainDecay in Season 3 has some pretty dark undertones when you remember what happened in his last appearance in Season Two: ''his son'' (well, the clone of a boy he wants as his son and probably ''considers'' his son) ''[[AdultFear disintegrated right in front of his eyes, and he was helpless to stop it.]]'' And it was ''technically Danny's fault.'' He's probably suffering PTSD and wants Danny [[RevengeBeforeReason deader than dead.]]
5th Nov '16 3:24:27 PM ectostar
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* In WesternAnimation/RealityTrip , the trio heads to Goth-A-Palooza only to find that it's been turned into a [[TastesLikeDiabetes teddy bear land]] due to the influence of the [[{{MacGuffin}} Gem of Form]]. Sam rips a teddy's head off out of frustration. Once the gem is removed from the area, the teddy bears turn back into goth people. ''Doesn't that mean that Sam decapitated an innocent person offscreen?''

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* In WesternAnimation/RealityTrip , WesternAnimation/RealityTrip, the trio heads to Goth-A-Palooza only to find that it's been turned into a [[TastesLikeDiabetes teddy bear land]] due to the influence of the [[{{MacGuffin}} Gem of Form]]. Sam rips a teddy's head off out of frustration. Once the gem is removed from the area, the teddy bears turn back into goth people. ''Doesn't that mean that Sam decapitated an innocent person offscreen?''
5th Nov '16 3:24:10 PM ectostar
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This troper realized something that puts a whole new terrifying spin on Spectra that I'm honestly shocked hasn't been brought up yet.

Spectra being a psychiatrist going from school to school deliberately picking at teenagers personal issues has a lot of dark places one could go to especially since her plan involving jazz (which was straight up murder all to crush everyone's spirit) raises some very dark possibilities, what do many teenagers sometimes do when they can't escape their misery?

This brings up an even more horrifying question what if the teenager spectra is tearing away at has a fear of their family not loving them, or their friends not caring? Picture it spectra convincing someone no one loves them, how many suicides did spectra likely cause and not just cause but revel in? I think we might have another candidate for complete monster in this show.

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\n* This troper realized something that puts a whole new terrifying spin on Spectra that I'm honestly shocked hasn't been brought up yet.

yet. Spectra being a psychiatrist going from school to school deliberately picking at teenagers personal issues has a lot of dark places one could go to especially since her plan involving jazz (which was straight up murder all to crush everyone's spirit) raises some very dark possibilities, what do many teenagers sometimes do when they can't escape their misery?

misery? This brings up an even more horrifying question what if the teenager spectra is tearing away at has a fear of their family not loving them, or their friends not caring? Picture it spectra convincing someone no one loves them, how many suicides did spectra likely cause and not just cause but revel in? I think we might have another candidate for complete monster in this show.
12th Sep '16 3:47:45 PM Hatari05
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** Yeah, but who says the ghosts are all from the ''same'' dimension?

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** Yeah, but who says the ghosts are all from the ''same'' dimension?dimension?

This troper realized something that puts a whole new terrifying spin on Spectra that I'm honestly shocked hasn't been brought up yet.

Spectra being a psychiatrist going from school to school deliberately picking at teenagers personal issues has a lot of dark places one could go to especially since her plan involving jazz (which was straight up murder all to crush everyone's spirit) raises some very dark possibilities, what do many teenagers sometimes do when they can't escape their misery?

This brings up an even more horrifying question what if the teenager spectra is tearing away at has a fear of their family not loving them, or their friends not caring? Picture it spectra convincing someone no one loves them, how many suicides did spectra likely cause and not just cause but revel in? I think we might have another candidate for complete monster in this show.
17th Aug '16 6:19:23 PM Gagaga_Madness
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* In the fight with SkulTech, when they use the weapon that shorts out Danny's powers, Technus claims that it doesn't work on "their" Phantom. At first you think it's because Future Danny is just too powerful for such an attack to work. After seeing Danny fall from the sky after a second blast, though, I realized it wasn't just that; the weapon takes Danny's powers away by ''forcing him to revert to his human form''...of which Future Danny has none! Of course the weapon didn't work on him, it was designed for use on ''half'' ghosts!

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* In the fight with SkulTech, [=SkullTech=], when they use the weapon that shorts out Danny's powers, Technus claims that it doesn't work on "their" Phantom. At first you think it's because Future Danny is just too powerful for such an attack to work. After seeing Danny fall from the sky after a second blast, though, I realized it wasn't just that; the weapon takes Danny's powers away by ''forcing him to revert to his human form''...of which Future Danny has none! Of course the weapon didn't work on him, it was designed for use on ''half'' ghosts!
16th Jul '16 6:18:48 PM Ibrahim77X
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* In WesternAnimation/RealityTrip , the trio heads to Goth-A-Palooza only to find that it's been turned into a [[TastesLikeDiabetes teddy bear land]] due to the influence of the [[{{MacGuffin}} Gem of Form]]. Sam rips a teddy's head off out of frustration. Once the gem is removed from the area, the teddy bears turn back into goth people. ''Doesn't that mean that Sam decapitated an innocent person offscreen?''
6th Jan '16 10:52:07 AM firefox92
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** Interesting theory. Now that I think about it, this could be Dark Danny's entire motivation for his evil acts. Remember he was created after Danny loses everything that mattered to him (his friends and family). So in an odd way, maybe Dark Danny is trying to make everyone know his pain, sort of like "if I am going to be miserable than no one else deserves to be happy". Skulktech even points out that Danny is responsible for causing the same misery and pain to everyone he knew just as much as he probably felt after losing his family. And maybe he doesn't want Clockwork or Danny changing his past because that would mean the return of his human conscience (and having to deal with the guilt of his actions) and the fact he probably feels he's too far gone for anything to change anyway.
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