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30th May '16 10:00:52 PM Aiguille
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* {{Deconstructed}} in "Save Me", by Music/PoetsOfTheFall: the singer is developing self-destructive tendencies in his quest for attention. Lampshaded in the chorus:

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* {{Deconstructed}} in "Save Me", "[[https://youtu.be/Yy-IkJddrX4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Save Me]]", by Music/PoetsOfTheFall: the singer is developing self-destructive tendencies in his quest for attention. Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} in the chorus:
18th May '16 7:03:20 PM Aiguille
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* Deconstructed in "Save Me", by Music/PoetsOfTheFall: the singer is developing self-destructive tendencies in his quest for attention. Lampshaded in the chorus:

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* Deconstructed {{Deconstructed}} in "Save Me", by Music/PoetsOfTheFall: the singer is developing self-destructive tendencies in his quest for attention. Lampshaded in the chorus:
4th Mar '16 11:20:49 PM vidioogeims
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* Rather dramatically {{deconstruct|ion}}ed by [[spoiler: Sayaka Maizono]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''. [[spoiler: Her desire for attention has a rather sad background, as she was raised by a single father who also was very {{workaholic}} and left her alone all the time. Young Sayaka spent several hours on her own in front of the TV and fell in love with the IdolSinger way of life, thinking that if she became one of these she would be given the affection and love she lacked; thus she worked hard, became a part of an idol group, and was so good at it that she became the Super High School Level IdolSinger, loved and admired by everyone in Japan. Then Monobear exploited Sayaka's massive terror at the idea of being forgotten, showing her a video of what would happen if she didn't leave Hope's Peak: that her group would be disbanded and she'd be totally abandoned by her fans... which ultimately made her snap hard enough to plan killing someone and use Naegi, her ex-classmate who had a crush on her, as a scapegoat -- and finished when she actually TRIED to kill someone [[TheCanKickedHim and ended up dead for it.]] All because Sayaka felt that, if she lost her fans's love and support, she would be literally worth NOTHING.]]
1st Mar '16 12:00:13 PM PurrElise
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[[caption-width-right:350:It worked, didn't it?]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:It [[caption-width-right:350:[[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop It worked, didn't it?]]
it?]]]]
26th Jan '16 1:50:47 PM Dravencour
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But isn't this page what they want? Maybe, but the only thing we can be certain of is that these people are only out for themselves. They don't really care about any side, and if you think they do, you are actually giving them what they want. May be deconstructed if their attention whore behavior is the result of ParentalNeglect and they seek attention from other people to compensate.

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But isn't this page what they want? Maybe, but the only thing we can be certain of is that these people are only out for themselves. They don't really care about any side, and if you think they do, you are actually giving them what they want. May be deconstructed if their attention whore attention-seeking behavior is the result of ParentalNeglect and they seek attention from other people to compensate.
25th Jan '16 8:37:15 PM DoctorCooper
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While this is clearly TruthInTelevision (and a Trope that's almost synonymous with "celebrity") NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, as it's an edit war waiting to happen.

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While this is clearly TruthInTelevision (and a Trope that's almost synonymous with "celebrity") NoRealLifeExamplesPlease, as it's an edit war waiting to happen. [[noreallife]]
23rd Nov '15 1:18:57 PM JudasZala
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* Teddy Hart. A member of the famous Hart family, his own uncle Wrestling/BretHart noted his talent at a young age. So did the then-WWF, who signed Teddy at the tender age of eighteen to a developmental contract. The problem? It bloated his ego well beyond what his family name would allow. He got released in 2002 due to "attitude problems", and entered the indies, where he showcased exactly ''why'' he got fired. In the fledgling ROH, after a cage match, Teddy started to do unplanned high-risk high-flying moves off the top of the cage, forcing several wrestlers to catch him and endangering not only him but them as well. It was a blatant attempt to show off and severely diminished the story of the match. He got blackballed from ROH as a result. As the years have gone by similar stories of Teddy's backstage issues have surfaced, and many companies have admitted to firing him for his own safety since many of his coworkers were very close to murdering him.

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* Teddy Hart. A member of the famous Hart family, his own uncle Wrestling/BretHart noted his talent at a young age. So did the then-WWF, who signed Teddy at the tender age of eighteen to a developmental contract. The problem? It [[SmallNameBigEgo bloated his ego well beyond what his family name would allow.allow]]. He got released in 2002 due to "attitude problems", and entered the indies, where he showcased exactly ''why'' he got fired. In the fledgling ROH, after a cage match, Teddy started to do unplanned high-risk high-flying moves off the top of the cage, forcing several wrestlers to catch him and endangering not only him but them as well. It was a blatant attempt to show off and severely diminished the story of the match. He got blackballed from ROH as a result. As the years have gone by similar stories of Teddy's backstage issues have surfaced, and many companies have admitted to firing him for his own safety since many of his coworkers were very close to murdering him.
23rd Nov '15 5:12:16 AM MachRider1985
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* AttentionWhore/FanWorks



[[folder:FanWorks]]
* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Since she was four Asuka had sought other people's attention and praise as a way to validate her existence. Even after her mind and her body had been thoroughly broken and her pride shattered she still craved for acknowledgement and she was glad when she had a chance to show off.
* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'': At the beginning Asuka yearned for other people's attention so that she did not feel alone, but thanks to her relationship with Shinji she gradually starts to realize she does not need their approval as long as Shinji is by her side.
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Subverted. Asuka's foster mother helped her with her temper and self-esteem issues, but the German girl still liked and needed to being the centre of attention. However she develops powers and abilities during the War which bring the ''wrong'' sort of attention and freak other people out. After the FinalBattle Asuka just wants to be unnoticed and remain anonymous.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Asuka yearns for and loves attention due to be abandoned when she was a child. She tries to be the best at everything and as loud and bold as possible because she believes nobody will ever care about her otherwise.
-->'''Shinji''' (realizing that he just said what he thought):''"I-I...I was just saying that you were cute....err..."''\\
'''Asuka''':''"Really? I'm not so surprised. I know I'm cute. But anyway, thanks."''\\
'''Shinji''' (to himself):''"Jeez...if you were any more egotistic, you'd die from it." (to Asuka:) "That kimono fits you very well."''
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Although Asuka is trying to ditch her negative character traits in the altered timelilne, she still likes when people pay attention to her:
-->'''Asuka''':''"What can I say? I'm a born show-off."''
* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Asuka needed to be the best because she liked to be valued, and she went to greath lengths to crush any rival threatened her top place. However, while she was going through a rough patch, she wished for finding a place where nobody knew about her. When she recovered from her breakdown she again enjoyed being the center of attention, but she did not need it so badly.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': When she was a child, Asuka always tried to stand out and be the center of attention due to her self-esteem and abandonment issues. During a dream she remembered she was thrilled to fight Gaghiel because she thought it was a good opportunity to show everyone -specially Shinji- her worth.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Asuka was one at the beginning. However she gradually mellowed down after hooking up with Shinji.
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'':
** Subverted with Shinji. Asuka thinks this is the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'''s [[spoiler:-a. k. a. Shinji-]] motivation to perform heroic deeds, but later she learns he simply does not want to see people hurt.
** Played straight with Asuka. Due to deep childhood trauma she yearns for someone else’s attention in order to convince herself she is worth of something.
*** In chapter 2 she expected being met by a huge reception at the airport, not knowing Misato wanted everything low key. Kaji was gradually letting her down during the whole flight so that she did not get angry.
*** As seen in chapter 8:
--->''First of all, when she arrived at school, Shinji in tow, she discovered that she was no longer the center of attention, and this inflamed her sensibilities deeply.''
* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka is a very big attention-seeker. Shinji does not mind, though, since he now knows why she craves for attention, and he actually helps her to stand out as he makes clear he will always care about her, not matter what.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': During several talks Asuka explains Shinji why she yearns for being looked and valued, and reveals she is frightened of being alone and disregarded as if she was a worthless thing.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Subverted. Although she got over that phase several years ago and drawing attention towards herself is the last thing she wants right now, Asuka gets forced to play the part so that nobody realizes that she and Shinji are time-travelers. Ironically, since she is a twenty-years-old woman stuck into the body of her thirteen-years-old self, she realizes how childish was that attitude.
* ''Fanfic/SOE2LoneHeirOfKrypton'': At the beginning Asuka becomes an heroine to earn extra attention. However, her motivation gradually changes as she becomes a true heroine.
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'': As soon as he met Asuka Shinji realized she was an attention-seeker and deduced why. And as far as he was concerned, she had earned her swagger and he would love doing the same thing.
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22nd Nov '15 2:29:54 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Subverted. Asuka's foster mother helped her with her temper and self-esteem issues, but the German girl still liked and needed to being the centre of attention. However she develops powers and abilities during the War which bring the ''wrong'' sort of attention and freak other people out. After the FinalBattle Asuka just wants to be unnoticed and remain anonymous.


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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Asuka needed to be the best because she liked to be valued, and she went to greath lengths to crush any rival threatened her top place. However, while she was going through a rough patch, she wished for finding a place where nobody knew about her. When she recovered from her breakdown she again enjoyed being the center of attention, but she did not need it so badly.
* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': When she was a child, Asuka always tried to stand out and be the center of attention due to her self-esteem and abandonment issues. During a dream she remembered she was thrilled to fight Gaghiel because she thought it was a good opportunity to show everyone -specially Shinji- her worth.
* ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'': Asuka was one at the beginning. However she gradually mellowed down after hooking up with Shinji.


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* ''Fanfic/OnceMoreWithFeeling'': Asuka is a very big attention-seeker. Shinji does not mind, though, since he now knows why she craves for attention, and he actually helps her to stand out as he makes clear he will always care about her, not matter what.
* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': During several talks Asuka explains Shinji why she yearns for being looked and valued, and reveals she is frightened of being alone and disregarded as if she was a worthless thing.
12th Oct '15 1:14:48 PM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Although Asuka is trying to ditch her negative character traits in the altered timelilne, she still likes when people pay attention to her:
-->'''Asuka''':''"What can I say? I'm a born show-off."''
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