History Main / ButtMonkey

14th Apr '18 7:22:22 PM nombretomado
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In real life, everyone single one of us runs into bad luck now and then, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease so said examples are not possible.]]

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In real life, everyone single one of us runs into bad luck now and then, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease so said examples are not possible.]]
9th Mar '18 8:08:27 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:280:Good grief.]]

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grief.]]
9th Mar '18 8:02:54 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:Good grief.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Good [[caption-width-right:280:Good grief.]]
15th Feb '18 5:28:29 PM theNerdytimes
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See also: BumblingSidekick, TheUnfavourite, GuiltByAssociationGag, HumiliationConga, IronButtMonkey. Is nearly always on the receiving end of ComedicSociopathy.

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See also: BumblingSidekick, TheUnfavourite, GuiltByAssociationGag, HumiliationConga, IronButtMonkey. Is nearly always on the receiving end of ComedicSociopathy.
ComedicSociopathy. When a character isn't a Butt Monkey in the work itself, but gets treated as one in {{Fanon}}, that's MemeticLoser.
21st Jan '18 2:44:36 AM PsiPaula4
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If someone is GivingTheSwordToANoob, nine times out of ten this person is the noob. When [[ThePlan a plan]] needs to be executed and others won't touch it, [[WhoWillBellTheCat chances are they'll get the dirty job]]. If a plan requires someone to be TheBait, if the other members of the team don't volunteer, they'll usually [[GotVolunteered get volunteered]] to do it. On the other hand, if someone in the cast other than TheHero is going to [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]], it's almost invariably the Butt Monkey who does it.

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If someone is GivingTheSwordToANoob, nine times out of ten this person is the noob. When [[ThePlan a plan]] needs to be executed and others won't touch it, [[WhoWillBellTheCat chances are they'll get the dirty job]]. If a plan requires someone to be TheBait, if the other members of the team don't volunteer, they'll usually [[GotVolunteered get volunteered]] to do it. On the other hand, if someone in the cast other than TheHero is going to [[TookALevelInBadass Take a Level in Badass]], it's almost invariably the Butt Monkey who does it.
it. If the Butt Monkey is fat, they may or may not be a FatComicRelief, which often are Butt Monkeys.
11th Jan '18 11:21:45 AM Mdjj1996
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In real life, everyone single one of use runs into bad luck now and then, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease so said examples are not possible.]]

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In real life, everyone single one of use us runs into bad luck now and then, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease so said examples are not possible.]]
11th Jan '18 11:21:33 AM Mdjj1996
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In real life, everyone single one of use runs into bad luck now and then, [[NoRealLifeExamplesPlease so said examples are not possible.]]
8th Nov '17 8:56:48 AM StragaSevera
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If a female Butt Monkey is regularly used for slapstick and it is PlayedForLaughs she is probably also a case of SlapstickKnowsNoGender. If every conceivable misfortune happens to the Butt Monkey, regardless of its logic or lack thereof, you've got yourself a CosmicPlaything.

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If a female Almost AlwaysMale. In cases that the Butt Monkey is female, is regularly used for slapstick and it is PlayedForLaughs PlayedForLaughs, she is probably also a case of SlapstickKnowsNoGender. If every conceivable misfortune happens to the Butt Monkey, regardless of its logic or lack thereof, you've got yourself a CosmicPlaything.
23rd Oct '17 10:41:18 AM Shadowgazer
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Simply having a character go through hell once or twice (no matter how severely) is not enough to be the Butt Monkey. With primary and secondary characters, it must be a regular occurrence. With tertiary characters, it must be their sole purpose to exist. It's not Karma. They don't deserve any bit of what they go through (usually), but they're an easy target. Sometimes it's all the writers can think of to do with the character.

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Simply having a character go through hell once or twice (no matter how severely) is not enough to be the Butt Monkey. With primary and secondary characters, it must be a regular occurrence. With tertiary characters, it must be their sole purpose to exist. It's not necessarily Karma. They don't have to deserve any bit of what they go through (usually), through, but they're an easy target. Sometimes it's all the writers can think of to do with the character.
12th Jun '17 6:48:52 PM Az_Tech341
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->''You know what? I'm sick of this crap. I'm sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis. As of this moment, it's over. I'm finished being everybody's [[TropeNamer butt-monkey!]]''

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->''You ->''"You know what? I'm sick of this crap. I'm sick of being the guy who eats insects and gets the funny syphilis. As of this moment, it's over. I'm finished being everybody's [[TropeNamer butt-monkey!]]''butt-monkey]]!"''
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