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17th Dec '17 10:51:31 AM thatmadork
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* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'': 50's pull-string cowboy Woody is Andy's favourite toy. Everybody knows it and more especially, ''he'' knows it. But when new-fangled plastic SpaceMarine Buzz Lightyear arrives on the scene and Andy starts playing with him more, he becomes AlwaysSomeoneBetter to Woody, and Woody [[GreenEyedMonster doesn't take this knocking down the pecking order lightly]]. Then this attitude gets him in ''deep'' trouble.
13th Dec '17 7:37:08 PM PaulA
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* Scowler from ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' is a JerkJock BigBrotherBully who becomes DrunkWithPower after becoming leader of the herd, and when his brother Patchi saves the herd from drowning in a frozen lake he [[spoiler: kicks him out of the herd and leaves him to die in a ditch after a fight that he wins]]. Things soon go downhill for him when he attempts to fight the ''Gorgosaurus'' at Ambush Alley, which results in him nearly dying and the herd abandoning him. Once Patchi saves him [[spoiler: after returning]] he has become repentant to the point of conceding his leadership to him.

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* Scowler from ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Film/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' is a JerkJock BigBrotherBully who becomes DrunkWithPower after becoming leader of the herd, and when his brother Patchi saves the herd from drowning in a frozen lake he [[spoiler: kicks him out of the herd and leaves him to die in a ditch after a fight that he wins]]. Things soon go downhill for him when he attempts to fight the ''Gorgosaurus'' at Ambush Alley, which results in him nearly dying and the herd abandoning him. Once Patchi saves him [[spoiler: after returning]] he has become repentant to the point of conceding his leadership to him.
13th Dec '17 7:29:46 PM PaulA
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* Scowler from ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' is a JerkJock BigBrotherBully who becomes DrunkWithPower after becoming leader of the herd, and when his brother Patchi saves the herd from drowning in a frozen lake he [[spoiler: kicks him out of the herd and leaves him to die in a ditch after a fight that he wins]]. Things soon go downhill for him when he attempts to fight the ''Gorgosaurus'' at Ambush Alley, which results in him nearly dying and the herd abandoning him. Once Patchi saves him [[spoiler: after returning]] he has become repentant to the point of conceding his leadership to him.

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* Scowler from ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' is a JerkJock BigBrotherBully who becomes DrunkWithPower after becoming leader of the herd, and when his brother Patchi saves the herd from drowning in a frozen lake he [[spoiler: kicks him out of the herd and leaves him to die in a ditch after a fight that he wins]]. Things soon go downhill for him when he attempts to fight the ''Gorgosaurus'' at Ambush Alley, which results in him nearly dying and the herd abandoning him. Once Patchi saves him [[spoiler: after returning]] he has become repentant to the point of conceding his leadership to him.
9th Dec '17 8:00:07 AM lolface123
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The "breakings" usually involve [[HumiliationConga misfortunes increasing in unpleasantness]], MindRape, killing everyone they love, AndIMustScream, disease, ColdBloodedTorture, horrible accidents, and so on; the character will fail in the field they pride themselves on, lose all admirers or their power, and they alone will be responsible for their problems. Also, they might get pummeled into the ground or verbally torn apart by a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, anything that knocks them off their high horse. No matter how, they either end up bitter and alone or having to depend on others - either way, eating a good fat slice of HumblePie. This trope evokes either sympathy or schadenfreude from the public; the high-and-mighty may learn the Aesop or not, but the public gets to learn it either way.

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The "breakings" usually involve [[HumiliationConga misfortunes increasing in unpleasantness]], MindRape, killing everyone they love, AndIMustScream, disease, ColdBloodedTorture, horrible accidents, and so on; the character will fail in the field they pride themselves on, lose all admirers or their power, and they alone will be responsible for their problems. Also, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown they might get pummeled into the ground ground]] or verbally torn apart by a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, anything that knocks them off their high horse. No matter how, they either end up bitter and alone or having to depend on others - either way, eating a good fat slice of HumblePie. This trope evokes either sympathy or schadenfreude from the public; the high-and-mighty may learn the Aesop or not, but the public gets to learn it either way.
7th Dec '17 3:10:34 PM NCToni
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* In ''Theatre/Hamilton'', the titular historical figure, Alexander Hamilton, begins Act II proud, cocky, and selfish, flaunting his power in the brand-new government. Throughout the act, he cheats on his wife, humiliates himself (and her, and his family) by revealing the fact to save his own skin, loses his son to a duel for his father's honor, isolates himself from the people he still has in his life, and dies at the hand of one of his first friends. He's much less haughty by the end.
7th Dec '17 2:19:57 PM NCToni
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* This trope summarizes the events of ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. Morpheus (a more common name for the titular character) is shown to be proud and self-centered, dedicated to his work above all else, but the events of the series, starting with his imprisonment, includes the loss of several of the few he loves and culminates with [[spoiler:his death, or at least the death of the specific incarnation of the concept of Dream.]] By the end, he's far kinder, even if it ends up [[spoiler:being his undoing.]]
5th Dec '17 1:06:25 PM quicksilverace
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*''Theatre/NatashaPierreAndTheGreatCometOf1812'' has a wonderful example of this in the form of Anatole Kuragin who [[spoiler:has a complete breakdown after his confrontation of Pierre after the failed abduction, and ends up fleeing to Petersburg.]]
28th Nov '17 10:36:54 AM hohocrush
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* [[ActionSurvivor Holly Martins]] is stubborn, belligerent, and disorderly, but [[spoiler:surviving assassination attempts]] and [[spoiler:killing a close friend]] takes a toll on him by the end of the film, turning him into a [[TheCynic cynical]] man lost in Vienna.
16th Nov '17 5:46:29 AM iroanxi
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* After another murder, Benjamin Arcinas of ''Literature/SmallerAndSmallerCircles'' is broken after realizing that his selfish, glory-chasing actions after taking charge of the serial killer case has caused the death of yet another young boy. He even receives a harsh reprimand from the NBI Director.
14th Nov '17 4:00:48 AM Troperinik
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** In Episode 26, Kaeloo herself gets a taste of this. She receives a letter in the mail, and just before she opens it, Stumpy asks what it is. Kaeloo says that it's probably a letter from an admirer or [[MediumAwareness fan of the show]], and explains to Stumpy in a condescending tone of voice that the reason she gets one and he doesn't is that she's the main character of the show and the show [[ProtagonistTitle is named after her.]] She then proceeds to open the letter, and it turns out to be a hate letter criticizing her for being "boring". And to rub salt in the wound, the letter also says that Stumpy (and the rest of the cast) is better than her.
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