History Main / BrokenPedestal

22nd Feb '17 3:08:51 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Subverted. Misato became one to Shinji when she told him that maybe he’d have to pilot again. He didn’t take it well, but Asuka –who had her own issues with Misato- told him that he was being completely unfair.

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** Subverted. Shinji's faith in Misato became one to Shinji when takes a serious hit after she told asks him to pilot Unit-01 again despite promising him that maybe he’d he would never have to pilot again. He didn’t take it well, but return to active duty, and as a result he freezes her out several days on end. But he eventually forgives Misato after Asuka –who –- who had her own issues with Misato- told Misato -- tells him that he was being completely unfair.
19th Feb '17 4:04:30 AM F1Krazy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': In "Troq," the Titans all think that the alien superhero Val-Yor is cool... until they discover that he is [[FantasticRacism prejudiced against]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Tamaraneans]] and that "Troq," the apparent nickname he gave Starfire, is actually a FantasticSlur.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': In "Troq," the Titans all think that the alien superhero Val-Yor is cool... until they discover that he is [[FantasticRacism prejudiced against]] [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Tamaraneans]] and that "Troq," "Troq", the apparent nickname he gave Starfire, is actually a FantasticSlur.



** Happens in an episode when [=SpongeBob=] meets his hero, Kenny the Cat, who has the ability to hold his breath underwater for hours. [=SpongeBob=] becomes devastated when he discovers that his hero has been using an oxygen tank for breathing.
** Also happened in "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" where [=SpongeBob=] gets to spend the day with jellyfish enthusiast Kevin C. Cucumber and is offered the chance to join his group, but Kevin is actually a {{Jerkass}} who only wants to humiliate [=SpongeBob=], but has a [[ButtMonkey hard time doing it]]. He eventually plays a trick on [=SpongeBob=], leaving him feeling hurt and embarrassed when Kevin reveals that he thinks of him as nothing but a loser. Kevin gets his LaserGuidedKarma at the end when [=SpongeBob=] proves to be the better jellyfisher.

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** Happens in an episode when [=SpongeBob=] meets his hero, Kenny the Cat, who has the ability to hold his breath underwater for hours. [=SpongeBob=] becomes devastated when he discovers that his hero has been using an oxygen tank for breathing.
** Also happened in
In "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" where Fanatic", [=SpongeBob=] gets to spend the day with his idol, jellyfish enthusiast Kevin C. Cucumber Cucumber, and is even offered the chance to join his group, but group. However, Kevin is actually a {{Jerkass}} who only wants to humiliate [=SpongeBob=], but [=SpongeBob=] (but has a [[ButtMonkey hard time doing it]].it]]). He eventually plays a trick on [=SpongeBob=], leaving him feeling hurt and embarrassed when Kevin reveals that he thinks of him as nothing but a loser. Kevin gets his LaserGuidedKarma at the end when [=SpongeBob=] proves to be the better jellyfisher.jellyfisher.
** In a later episode, [=SpongeBob=] meets another of his heroes, Kenny the Cat, who has the ability to hold his breath underwater for hours. [=SpongeBob=] is devastated when he discovers that Kenny has been using an oxygen tank for breathing.
** Mr. Krabs suffers this in "Selling Out" after he meets Howard Blandy, head of the Blandy Franchising Company and an ''extremely'' rich man. Blandy purchases the Krusty Krab and turns it into a generic franchise restaurant. Krabs doesn't seem to mind the changes until he discovers Blandy is now mass-producing Krabby Patties from piles of grey goop, at which point he goes utterly ''berserk''.
--->'''Mr. Krabs''': I used to kiss the ground you walked on, Blandy, but after seeing ''this''... I wouldn't even '''spit''' in yer direction!
19th Feb '17 3:36:37 AM F1Krazy
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* Robbie Williams' song "Strong", from his album ''I've Been Expecting You'', was an attempt by Williams at invoking this trope and breaking the pedestal that some of his more {{Loony Fan}}s had put him on, by painting his lifestyle as being less glamorous than they were imagining:
-->My breath smells of a thousand fags\\
And when I'm drunk I dance like my dad\\
I've started to dress a bit like him\\
And early morning, when I wake up\\
I look like Music/{{Kiss}} but without the make-up...
17th Feb '17 11:37:31 AM MikeW
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** Veronica Lodge had believed her father was being set up on charges of corruption and imprisoned falsely. She also accepted her mother as a moral compass helping her get through it. Veronica soon discovers that her father is not only guilty but, from his prison cell, is still running his plan to devalue the real estate of Riverdale so he can "tear it down and start over." Worse, her mother not only knew of her father's corruption but is helping him in his scheme.
13th Feb '17 1:50:33 PM MikeW
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* Cheryl Blossom on ''Series/Riverdale'' loved her twin brother Jason and clearly thought the best of him. When Veronica is "slut-shamed" by a football player, she discovers other girls at the school were and they share how the players kept a book "keeping score" of their conquests. Cheryl rejects the idea as Jason would have told her given how they shared everything. She joins Betty and Veronica to discover that not only does the book exist but Jason's name is all over it with several conquests, including Betty's sister, Polly, who suffered a breakdown after their encounter. Cheryl (who had long thought Polly a crazy ex-girlfriend) is rocked to realize her brother wasn't this saintly man and apologizes to Betty for what he did and what she's thought of Polly.

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* Cheryl Blossom on ''Series/Riverdale'' ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' loved her twin brother Jason and clearly thought the best of him. When Veronica is "slut-shamed" by a football player, she discovers other girls at the school were and they share how the players kept a book "keeping score" of their conquests. Cheryl rejects the idea as Jason would have told her given how they shared everything. She joins Betty and Veronica to discover that not only does the book exist but Jason's name is all over it with several conquests, including Betty's sister, Polly, who suffered a breakdown after their encounter. Cheryl (who had long thought Polly a crazy ex-girlfriend) is rocked to realize her brother wasn't this saintly man and apologizes to Betty for what he did and what she's thought of Polly.
13th Feb '17 1:49:54 PM MikeW
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* Cheryl Blossom on ''Series/Riverdale'' loved her twin brother Jason and clearly thought the best of him. When Veronica is "slut-shamed" by a football player, she discovers other girls at the school were and they share how the players kept a book "keeping score" of their conquests. Cheryl rejects the idea as Jason would have told her given how they shared everything. She joins Betty and Veronica to discover that not only does the book exist but Jason's name is all over it with several conquests, including Betty's sister, Polly, who suffered a breakdown after their encounter. Cheryl (who had long thought Polly a crazy ex-girlfriend) is rocked to realize her brother wasn't this saintly man and apologizes to Betty for what he did and what she's thought of Polly.
5th Feb '17 7:26:29 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Silas Young said he had as much respect for Davey Richards as he did for Wrestling/SamoaJoe, Wrestling/CMPunk and the [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson three]] Wrestling/RingOfHonor [[Wrestling/LowKi founding]] [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels fathers]] until he saw Richards compete in a dance off against the Hoopla Hotties on the unauthorized ''A Night Of Hoopla'', confirming to Silas that he really was the last real man.
4th Feb '17 2:37:19 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' did this in the simply-titled episode "Fallen Idol". A bit unusually, while Bravestarr is shocked to hear that his mentor Jingles Morgan is wanted for murder, he doesn't seem to doubt the truth of it at any point. (Then again, the evidence against Jingles is pretty overwhelming. The victim was his opponent in a martial arts tournament, who he killed in an arena in front of ''hundreds'' of witnesses.) Upon his arrest, Bravestarr attempts to understand why, only for Morgan to pause and show how far he is down the MoralEventHorizon by saying "I never asked to be your 'hero'". That said, [[AvertedTrope Bravestarr still considers him one]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming out of respect for the man Morgan once was]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' did had this in as the simply-titled CentralTheme of the aptly-titled episode "Fallen Idol". A bit unusually, while Bravestarr is shocked to hear that his Bravestarr's mentor and idol Jingles Morgan is turns out to be wanted for murder, he doesn't seem to doubt which devastates Bravestarr. Throughout the truth of it at any point. (Then again, the evidence against Jingles is pretty overwhelming. The victim was his opponent in a martial arts tournament, who he killed in an arena in front of ''hundreds'' of witnesses.) Upon his arrest, episode, Bravestarr often tells Jingles "You were my hero..." in a mournful tone of voice. Upon Jingle's arrest, he attempts to understand why, why his idol attempted to kill him (you see, it was [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten a test of his ruthlessness]] to join Tex Hex's gang), only for Morgan to pause and show how far he is down has fallen from the MoralEventHorizon beloved JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bravestarr remembers by saying "I never asked to be your 'hero'". That said, [[AvertedTrope After he's taken away, Bravestarr still considers him one]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming out of respect tells his deputy (who looks up to him) that "[[AnAesop If anyone ever, ever lets you down, just... remember them for the man Morgan once was]].what they did right, and not what they did wrong.]]"
2nd Feb '17 4:49:29 AM nighttrainfm
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** Terry goes through something similar while working with an author he loves. He was innocent, but the experience is still disappointing.

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** Terry goes through something similar while working with an author he loves. He was He's innocent, but the experience is still disappointing.
2nd Feb '17 4:47:32 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': Peralta is initially thrilled to meet his idol, reporter Jimmy Brogan, who wrote a true crime novel about 1970s New York cops that inspired Peralta to become a cop. He gradually becomes disillusioned with Brogan's hard-edged 'old school' ways [[spoiler:until he eventually punches Brogan after Brogan uses a homophobic slur about Captain Holt.]]

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': This happens a lot on ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'':
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Peralta is initially thrilled to meet his idol, reporter Jimmy Brogan, who wrote a true crime novel about 1970s New York cops that inspired Peralta to become a cop. He gradually becomes disillusioned with Brogan's hard-edged 'old school' ways [[spoiler:until he eventually punches Brogan after Brogan uses a homophobic slur about Captain Holt.]]
** Holt is thrilled to have a case involving a classical musician he admires. Naturally, it turns out the musician staged the whole thing as an attempt at insurance fraud.
-->'''Holt:''' I finally understand the old adage that you should never meet your heroes. This is like when I found out that Robert Frost was from...California.
** Terry goes through something similar while working with an author he loves. He was innocent, but the experience is still disappointing.
-->'''Scully:''' Never meet your heroes. [[NoodleIncident Marie Callender was a real bitch.
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