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22nd Oct '17 12:06:48 AM DustSnitch
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* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''How I Learned to Fly'' is based around this, making it seem really out-of-place in a series dedicated to supernatural horrors. This is best seen in the end, when [[spoiler: the hero pretends to lose his powers to live a happy life with his {{Love Interest|s}}, while his rival leads a miserable and empty life being famous]].
* [[Literature/HarryPotter The Boy Who Lived]] doesn't particularly enjoy being famous for killing Voldemort. He doesn't mind being praised for his Quidditch skills, however, but that's slightly different for a couple of reasons: a) He's earning ''those'' accolades by his own merits, whereas the thing with the Dark Lord happened when he was eighteen months old and was at least partly sheer dumb luck, b) it resulted in him having an exceedingly shitty childhood on account of his sole remaining blood relative being a raging bitch who took her jealousy issues with Harry's mother out on him, and c) it turns out that Voldemort was OnlyMostlyDead, and nursing a grudge. If anyone can claim to have a reason to angst about their fame, Harry can.


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* In direct contrast to the damned sodomites of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', a proud soul in Purgatory, Oderisi da Gubbio, rants that worldly fame changes with the breeze and that every person who has had fame has lost it and every person who gets it must lose it to another. Dante, who aspires to artistic greatness, is greatly affected by this advise and spends the rest of Purgatory identifying himself with the sin of {{Pride}}.


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* The ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' book ''How I Learned to Fly'' is based around this, making it seem really out-of-place in a series dedicated to supernatural horrors. This is best seen in the end, when [[spoiler: the hero pretends to lose his powers to live a happy life with his {{Love Interest|s}}, while his rival leads a miserable and empty life being famous]].
* Literature/HarryPotter doesn't particularly enjoy being famous for killing Voldemort. He doesn't mind being praised for his Quidditch skills, however, but that's slightly different for a couple of reasons: a) He's earning ''those'' accolades by his own merits, whereas the thing with the Dark Lord happened when he was eighteen months old and was at least partly sheer dumb luck, b) it resulted in him having an exceedingly shitty childhood on account of his sole remaining blood relative being a raging bitch who took her jealousy issues with Harry's mother out on him, and c) it turns out that Voldemort was OnlyMostlyDead, and nursing a grudge. If anyone can claim to have a reason to angst about their fame, Harry can.
18th Oct '17 6:25:16 PM DesertDragon
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* While Music/RobbieWilliams is still an active performer, he makes his home in the United States precisely ''because'' [[AmericansHateTingle it's the one place in the world where he's not a megastar]], allowing him a break from the rigors of fame and providing a normal life for his family.
9th Oct '17 3:51:22 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' features this as a CentralTheme. The titular protagonist is a washed-up TV sitcom actor whose fame and fortune have done nothing to keep him from becoming a chronically depressed, self-loathing drug addict. Similarly, Bojack's younger colleague [[FormerChildStar Sarah-Lynn]] had long lost her childhood innocence, and became a similarly depressed junkie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' features this as a CentralTheme. The titular protagonist is a washed-up TV sitcom actor whose fame and fortune have done nothing to keep him from becoming a chronically depressed, self-loathing drug addict. Similarly, Bojack's [=BoJack=]'s younger colleague [[FormerChildStar Sarah-Lynn]] had long lost her childhood innocence, and became a similarly depressed junkie.
29th Sep '17 12:04:51 PM eroock
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-->--'''Music/FiveIronFrenzy''', "Superpowers"

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3rd Sep '17 1:50:25 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is full of examples of this trope, especially the episode Prickly Muffin, which shows how child stardom turned sara-lynn into a drug addled media whore with no regard for anybody else.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is full of examples of features this trope, especially the episode Prickly Muffin, which shows how child stardom turned sara-lynn into as a CentralTheme. The titular protagonist is a washed-up TV sitcom actor whose fame and fortune have done nothing to keep him from becoming a chronically depressed, self-loathing drug addled media whore with no regard for anybody else. addict. Similarly, Bojack's younger colleague [[FormerChildStar Sarah-Lynn]] had long lost her childhood innocence, and became a similarly depressed junkie.
21st Aug '17 9:10:46 PM WaxingName
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* Music/TheWeeknd's "Starboy" presents this in a deconstruction of the BoastfulRap. On its surface, Abel points out the fancy houses, cars, and women that fame has brought him, but the song's somber tone and lyrics imply that in spite of it all, he feels empty and lonely because of his newfound fame. Additionally, the music video portrays his "new" ''Starboy'' self killing his "old" ''Beauty Behind the Madness'' self who brought him fame in the first place.
6th Jun '17 9:02:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks. That said, it can also be TruthInTelevision, as living a life that is near-constantly in the public gaze, surrounded by people who constantly want something from you and having your every decision and action, creative or otherwise, evaluated and judged brings with it its own problems.

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Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks. That said, it can also be TruthInTelevision, as living a life that is near-constantly in the public gaze, surrounded by people who constantly want something from you and having your every decision and action, creative or otherwise, evaluated and judged by people who don't know you but are often rather pettily envious of you brings with it its own problems.
30th May '17 6:16:06 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': Robert Ford finds this out after he kills UsefulNotes/JesseJames, as he's known only as "the man who killed Jesse James" and [[NeverLiveItDown can't escape the reputation]]. It also doesn't help that the action brands him [[DirtyCoward a coward]] by the the public, as well as leading to [[{{Gunslinger}} gunslingers]] taking shots at him in the street.
19th Mar '17 5:43:51 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/PinkFloyd had entire '''albums''' dedicated to this trope: ''Wish You Were Here'' and ''Music/TheWall''.

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* Music/PinkFloyd had entire '''albums''' dedicated to this trope: ''Wish You Were Here'' ''Musioc/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/TheWall''.
3rd Feb '17 3:23:52 PM thekeyofe
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* "Turn the Page" by Music/BobSeger and covered by Music/{{Metallica}} is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.

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* "Turn the Page" by Music/BobSeger and covered is a slightly bitter lament about a musician's life on the road. The cover version by Music/{{Metallica}} sounds like said musician is about how difficult it is to constantly be one bad gig away from turning a shotgun on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking singing about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning focusing on the nastier parts of the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.
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