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19th Jan '18 1:32:11 AM KenKevinStriker
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--->'''Arin:''' Starring... Dan "hasnít played a video game since 1985" Avidan.

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--->'''Arin:''' Starring... Game Grumps, starring Arin "Sucks at games" Hanson and Dan "hasnít played a video game since 1985" 1987" Avidan.
9th Jan '18 12:37:12 PM KingLyger
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It's one thing if you have trouble getting over Music/TheBeatles breaking up. This trope would be about people who act as though they are still around, plaster posters all over their homes, compare every other rock song in existence unfavorably to Beatles songs, and may only listen to other music as long as it's nothing past 1980 (or by ex-Beatles). These people are basically trying to [[IRejectYourReality bend reality back by force of will]]. And that's with a band who are still relatively popular and influential; those who are besotted by something that is DeaderThanDisco can be even worse.

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It's one thing if you have trouble getting over Music/TheBeatles breaking up. This trope would be about people who act as though they are still around, plaster posters all over their homes, compare every other rock song in existence unfavorably to Beatles songs, and may only listen to other music as long as it's nothing past 1980 (or by ex-Beatles). These people are basically trying to [[IRejectYourReality bend reality back to the way they want it by sheer force of will]]. And that's with a band who are still relatively popular and influential; those who are besotted by something that is DeaderThanDisco can be even worse.



* In a series of Wendy's commercials advertising the return of their taco salad -- a huge hit in the 90's -- middle-aged adults celebrate by bringing back slang and fashion from the decade while their children watch and cringe. Neon ''everything'', frosted tips, saying "bomb diggity", you name it.

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* In a series of Wendy's commercials advertising the return of their taco salad -- a huge hit in the 90's -- middle-aged adults celebrate by bringing back slang and fashion from the decade while their children watch and cringe. Neon ''everything'', frosted tips, saying "bomb diggity", you name it.etc.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has Goofy's Empty Nest Syndrome cause him to lose his job, forcing him to go back to college. [[ContrivedCoincidence Of course he attends the same school as his son]], and [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrasses the crap out of him]], showing up in a FunnyAfro, bell bottoms, wide lapels and platform shoes. Ironically Goofy eventually ends up being perceived as seriously cool by the other students, partly due to the sincerity of his Disco Dan status [[spoiler:but mostly because of his hot date and how his moves are considered mindblowingly cool]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has Goofy's Empty Nest Syndrome cause him to lose his job, forcing him to go back to college. [[ContrivedCoincidence Of course he attends the same school as his son]], son Max]], and [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents embarrasses the crap out of him]], showing up in a FunnyAfro, bell bottoms, wide lapels and platform shoes. Ironically Goofy eventually ends up being perceived as seriously cool by the other students, partly due to the sincerity of his Disco Dan status [[spoiler:but mostly because of his hot date and how his moves are considered mindblowingly cool]].
28th Dec '17 10:22:30 AM HighCrate
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* One of the zombies in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' is a disco dancer, dressing in stereotypical white leisure suit and afro hairstyle. ''Literally'' DeaderThanDisco. (This was originally a Michael Jackson expy but legal issues forced a change.) The Disco Zombie is an Expy of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Disco Stu]].

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* One of the zombies in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' is a disco dancer, dressing in stereotypical white leisure suit and afro hairstyle. ''Literally'' ''[[VisualPun Literally]]'' DeaderThanDisco. (This was originally a Michael Jackson expy but legal issues forced a change.) The Disco Zombie is an Expy of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Disco Stu]].)
8th Nov '17 11:09:45 AM 32_Footsteps
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* One odd version is Debbie from the 1992 movie ''Film/{{Singles}}''. Set in early 90's Seattle, the film is absolutely drenched in the early grunge and alt-rock scene ([[UnintentionalPeriodPiece almost painfully so]]). Debbie, though, still dresses like she takes all her cues from mid-to-late-80's MTV trends. However, due to how much it clashes with the look of everyone else (plus the fact that, fashionwise, the 60's and 70's made a small comeback in the 90's, which means ironically that hearkening back to older trends would blend in better), Debbie comes off as bizarrely anachronistic even though her fashion is, at most, seven years out of date.
25th Oct '17 7:47:48 AM Theriocephalus
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** Disco Stu is a recurring joke character who is eternally stuck in [[TheSeventies the mid-1970s]] (though he {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it in a moment of CharacterDevelopment). He is a fairly positive potrayal as in one episode, he says he ''knows'' Disco is dead and admits that he doesn't even like it anymore, expressing worry that he's become a "one note guy" because he's let it define him. Also, a few residents of Springfield don't seem to mind Stu; he was Selma's fourth husband, and Marge claims he was the ''only'' of Selma's former husbands that she actually liked.

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** Disco Stu is a recurring joke character who is eternally stuck in [[TheSeventies the mid-1970s]] (though he {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it in a moment of CharacterDevelopment). He is a fairly positive potrayal as portrayal of this trope -- in one episode, he says he ''knows'' Disco is dead and admits that he doesn't even like it anymore, expressing worry that he's become a "one note guy" because he's let it define him. Also, a few residents of Springfield don't seem to mind Stu; he was Selma's fourth husband, and Marge claims he was the ''only'' of Selma's former husbands that she actually liked.
25th Oct '17 7:46:13 AM Theriocephalus
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It's one thing if you have trouble getting over Music/TheBeatles breaking up. This trope would be about people who act as though they are still around, plaster posters all over their homes, compare every other rock song in existence unfavorably to Beatles songs, and may listen to other music as long as it's nothing past 1980 (or by ex-Beatles). These people are basically trying to [[IRejectYourReality bend reality back by force of will]]. And that's with a band who are still relatively popular and influential; those who are besotted by something that is DeaderThanDisco can be even worse.

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It's one thing if you have trouble getting over Music/TheBeatles breaking up. This trope would be about people who act as though they are still around, plaster posters all over their homes, compare every other rock song in existence unfavorably to Beatles songs, and may only listen to other music as long as it's nothing past 1980 (or by ex-Beatles). These people are basically trying to [[IRejectYourReality bend reality back by force of will]]. And that's with a band who are still relatively popular and influential; those who are besotted by something that is DeaderThanDisco can be even worse.



* In a series of Wendy's commercials advertising the return of their taco salad--a huge hit in the 90's--middle-aged adults celebrate by bringing back slang and fashion from the decade while their children watch and cringe. Neon ''everything'', frosted tips, saying "bomb diggity", you name it.

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* In a series of Wendy's commercials advertising the return of their taco salad--a salad -- a huge hit in the 90's--middle-aged 90's -- middle-aged adults celebrate by bringing back slang and fashion from the decade while their children watch and cringe. Neon ''everything'', frosted tips, saying "bomb diggity", you name it.



** While there are people who dislike music (or certain genre of music) made after a certain year, there are others who perform in styles that have since long fallen out of favor except by their hardcore fans, not as a gimmick but as a core part of their style because they are uncomfortable with newer styles or dislike the newer, updated sounds. One example was, toward the end of his career (and, as it turned out, life) was country singer Faron Young. "The Singing Sheriff" (as he was known to his fans), Young -- a hardcore honky-tonk singer who occasionally added elements of pop music into his material -- enjoyed the peak of his popularity from the mid-1950s through mid-1970s, after which radio began turning toward younger acts. Young, as the story goes, did not take kindly to the changes in the music he loved, and his sound (rooted mostly in the 1960s) was beginning to sound dated with his new material recorded in the 1980s. Young grew increasing bitter and held closer to ''his'' sound by the early 1990s, when a bright young country star named Music/GarthBrooks set new records for sales and concert attendance ... and not always with sounds that were even remotely considered country, and certainly what Young perceived to be the true sound of country; Young was outspoken about his criticisms about Brooks and others, but few were listening or even interested in his opinions by now. In December 1996, with health problems and his increasingly bitter attitudes toward country music and life in general setting in, he took his life.

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** While there are people who dislike music (or certain genre of music) made after a certain year, there are others who perform in styles that have since long fallen out of favor except by their hardcore fans, not as a gimmick but as a core part of their style because they are uncomfortable with newer styles or dislike the newer, updated sounds. One example was, toward the end of his career (and, as it turned out, life) was country singer Faron Young. "The Singing Sheriff" (as he was known to his fans), Young -- a hardcore honky-tonk singer who occasionally added elements of pop music into his material -- enjoyed the peak of his popularity from the mid-1950s through mid-1970s, after which radio began turning toward younger acts. Young, as the story goes, did not take kindly to the changes in the music he loved, and his sound (rooted mostly in the 1960s) was beginning to sound dated with his new material recorded in the 1980s. Young grew increasing bitter and held closer to ''his'' sound by the early 1990s, when a bright young country star named Music/GarthBrooks set new records for sales and concert attendance ...attendance... and not always with sounds that were even remotely considered country, and certainly what Young perceived to be the true sound of country; Young was outspoken about his criticisms about Brooks and others, but few were listening or even interested in his opinions by now. In December 1996, with health problems and his increasingly bitter attitudes toward country music and life in general setting in, he took his life.



* On his album ''Life is Good'', ''Music/{{Nas}}'' of all people invokes this on the track "Loco-Motive", intended as a throwback to the 90s [[GangstaRap gangsta rap/boombap]] of the start of his career, explicitly both for the enjoyment of and a shot at those FanDumb who think he should remain in that style and not evolve as a musician - declaring "this for my trapped in the 90s [[NWordPrivileges niggas]]". To be fair, the whole album, to a degree, is a throwback to 80s and 90s hip-hop, but "Loco-Motive" especially.

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* On his album ''Life is Good'', ''Music/{{Nas}}'' of all people invokes this on the track "Loco-Motive", intended as a throwback to the 90s [[GangstaRap gangsta rap/boombap]] of the start of his career, explicitly both for the enjoyment of and a shot at those FanDumb who think he should remain in that style and not evolve as a musician - -- declaring "this for my trapped in the 90s [[NWordPrivileges niggas]]". To be fair, the whole album, to a degree, is a throwback to 80s and 90s hip-hop, but "Loco-Motive" especially.



* The song "Parents Just Don't Understand" by the rap duo [=DJ=] Jazzy Jeff and [[Creator/WillSmith The Fresh Prince]]: the first verse -- about a mother and son going shopping for clothing for the upcoming school year -- has the main protagonist complaining that the clothes he'll be made to wear are, in his opinion, hopelessly outdated ... more appropriate for 1963 or ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' instead of realizing that grunge and hip-hop fashions he hopes to wear (to make him look "cool" and "popular") to school are inappropriate for any educational setting. On the first day of school, he is disconsolate, claiming that he was scorned and mocked for the clothes he was made to wear.
* In the middle-late [[TheSeventies 1970's]], there was a resurgence of 1950's rock-and-roll style music that most people who were young at the time found puzzling and anachronistic. Bands like Showaddywaddy stalked the stages of shows like ''Series/TopOfThePops'' in crepe shoes, Teddy-boy suits and duck's arse hairstyles, performing songs that felt twenty years (at least) behind the times. Viewers of the normally intended demographic were puzzled, but their parents - who'd been young in the 1950's - basked in the warm glow of recognition and nostalgia. Pan forward another twenty years and note there was a surge of popular music that evoked the [[TheSixties 1960's]]. It was even ''called'' the "second summer of love" [[note]]The first Summer of Love having been 1969)[[/note]]. It has been speculated that the programme-shapers and opinion-formers of both periods had been going through a collective mid-life crisis pining for their own lost youth, and had generated a revival of the music of their youth which appealed not so much to the young as to those of their own generation.

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* The song "Parents Just Don't Understand" by the rap duo [=DJ=] Jazzy Jeff and [[Creator/WillSmith The Fresh Prince]]: the first verse -- about a mother and son going shopping for clothing for the upcoming school year -- has the main protagonist complaining that the clothes he'll be made to wear are, in his opinion, hopelessly outdated ...outdated... more appropriate for 1963 or ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' instead of realizing that grunge and hip-hop fashions he hopes to wear (to make him look "cool" and "popular") to school are inappropriate for any educational setting. On the first day of school, he is disconsolate, claiming that he was scorned and mocked for the clothes he was made to wear.
* In the middle-late [[TheSeventies 1970's]], there was a resurgence of 1950's rock-and-roll style music that most people who were young at the time found puzzling and anachronistic. Bands like Showaddywaddy stalked the stages of shows like ''Series/TopOfThePops'' in crepe shoes, Teddy-boy suits and duck's arse hairstyles, performing songs that felt twenty years (at least) behind the times. Viewers of the normally intended demographic were puzzled, but their parents - -- who'd been young in the 1950's - -- basked in the warm glow of recognition and nostalgia. Pan forward another twenty years and note there was a surge of popular music that evoked the [[TheSixties 1960's]]. It was even ''called'' the "second summer of love" [[note]]The first Summer of Love having been 1969)[[/note]]. It has been speculated that the programme-shapers and opinion-formers of both periods had been going through a collective mid-life crisis pining for their own lost youth, and had generated a revival of the music of their youth which appealed not so much to the young as to those of their own generation.



* Jon from ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' is a fan of disco. In the animated special, ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials Garfield Gets a Life]]'', he's not even aware that it isn't popular anymore. In ''1991''. ("You learn a dance, then zango! - 14 years later, they change it!")

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* Jon from ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' is a fan of disco. In the animated special, ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials Garfield Gets a Life]]'', he's not even aware that it isn't popular anymore. In ''1991''. ("You learn a dance, then zango! - -- 14 years later, they change it!")



* EnsembleDarkhorse [[DanceBattler Miror B.]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness its sequel]] is one of the main bosses in the first game (and a minor crook in the second) who has an afro ''bigger than his head'' (and colored in a way that makes it look like a Poké Ball, no less) and has his own unique battle music - salsa in ''Colosseum'', real disco in ''XD.''

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* EnsembleDarkhorse [[DanceBattler Miror B.]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness its sequel]] is one of the main bosses in the first game (and a minor crook in the second) who has an afro ''bigger than his head'' (and colored in a way that makes it look like a Poké Ball, no less) and has his own unique battle music - -- salsa in ''Colosseum'', real disco in ''XD.''



* Toni, the Flashback FM DJ in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''. People ask her if she remembers anything after the 70s and the 80s, and she doesn't, but she also thinks there isn't anything worth remembering after those times. You also hear her in ''Vice City'' (set in the 80s) as the DJ of Flash FM, so... yeah.

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* Toni, the Flashback FM DJ in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII''. People ask her if she remembers anything after the 70s and the 80s, and she doesn't, but she also thinks there isn't anything worth remembering after those times. You also hear her in ''Vice City'' (set in the 80s) as the DJ of Flash FM, so... yeah.FM.



--->'''Arin:''' Starring...Dan ďhasnít played a video game since 1985Ē Avidan.

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--->'''Arin:''' Starring... Dan ďhasnít "hasnít played a video game since 1985Ē 1985" Avidan.
18th Oct '17 2:00:36 PM xcountryguy
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* A rather dark example in ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}'', as it involves not outdated fashions or fads so much as outdated ''attitudes''. Early Grayce (Creator/BradPitt) is an "unreconstructed redneck" type who speaks in a slightly animalistic Southern accent. One of his more reactionary beliefs is that women should not only be inferior to men, but should be ''kept in a state of perpetual childhood''. As such, his female companion, Adele, is forced to wear baby-doll dresses at all times and doesn't smoke cigarettes because "Early broke me of it." In addition, she's often seen playing with a yo-yo and speaks in a ''very'' whiny voice. When Adele finally starts acting like a grown-up and gives Early a ShutUpHannibal speech, [[spoiler: Early kills her; he then abducts the hero's more modern, liberated female companion and turns ''her'' into a sex toy, with a halter top and cutoff shorts. (Of course, since Early is also an unapologetic serial killer, his PoliticallyIncorrectVillain tendencies are just the tip of the iceberg.)]]

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* A rather dark example in ''Film/{{Kalifornia}}'', as it involves not outdated fashions or fads so much as outdated ''attitudes''. Early Grayce (Creator/BradPitt) is an "unreconstructed redneck" type who speaks in a slightly animalistic Southern accent. One of his more reactionary beliefs is that women should not only be inferior to men, but should be ''kept in a state of perpetual childhood''. As such, his female companion, Adele, is forced to wear baby-doll dresses at all times and doesn't smoke cigarettes because "Early broke me of it." In addition, she's often seen playing with a yo-yo and speaks in a ''very'' whiny voice. When Adele finally starts acting like a grown-up and gives Early a ShutUpHannibal speech, [[spoiler: Early [[spoiler:Early kills her; he then abducts the hero's more modern, liberated female companion and turns ''her'' into a sex toy, with a halter top and cutoff shorts. (Of course, since Early is also an unapologetic serial killer, his PoliticallyIncorrectVillain tendencies are just the tip of the iceberg.)]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' character known only as "the 80's guy" who lived his life like Gordon Gecko despite his perfect grasp of his temporal location. He even gets Fry to embrace his lifestyle while performing a hostile takeover of Planet Express and nearly pulls off a flawless pump-and-dump to Mom Corp. Only his death from boneitis stops him from succeeding. (The DVD commentary for the episode reveals that his name is [[spoiler: Steve Castle, an appropriate name for an 80s business guy]].)

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' character known only as "the 80's guy" who lived his life like Gordon Gecko despite his perfect grasp of his temporal location. He even gets Fry to embrace his lifestyle while performing a hostile takeover of Planet Express and nearly pulls off a flawless pump-and-dump to Mom Corp. Only his death from boneitis stops him from succeeding. (The DVD commentary for the episode reveals that his name is [[spoiler: Steve [[spoiler:Steve Castle, an appropriate name for an 80s business guy]].)
2nd Sep '17 11:49:30 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess. [[spoiler:She literally runs away when Nanoha formally announces the dissolution of the Moon Kingdom, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue states that she constantly tries to find a way to convince Nanoha to claim her birthright.]]

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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess. [[spoiler:She literally runs away when Nanoha formally announces the dissolution of the Moon Kingdom, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue states that she constantly tries to find a way to convince Nanoha to claim her birthright. Compare that to Artemis, who basically saw the dissolution as a chance to retire and become a normal housecat.]]
2nd Sep '17 11:38:07 AM kazokuhouou
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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess.

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* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', Luna still acts like the Moon Kingdom exists, which causes conflict when she refuses to explain to Fate why she had to speak to Nanoha. Not to mention she's ''horrified'' that Nanoha (who in this fanfic is the reincarnated Princess Serenity) defers to Hayate (her commanding officer in the TSAB), sees the Moon Kingdom as nothing more than an old relic, and has no intention of claiming her birthright as the Moon Princess. [[spoiler:She literally runs away when Nanoha formally announces the dissolution of the Moon Kingdom, and the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue states that she constantly tries to find a way to convince Nanoha to claim her birthright.]]
14th Jul '17 4:50:31 PM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain who seems obsessed with TheEighties. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe3'', Gru and Lucy tangle with Balthazar Bratt, a supervillain FormerChildStar turned super-villain who seems obsessed with TheEighties.TheEighties, when he was at the height of his popularity. He wears a purple suit with shoulder pads, he has a mix-tape of "heist music" that includes "Bad" by Music/MichaelJackson, and his arsenal includes trick bubble gum, a bomb disguised as a Rubik's cube, and [[MusicalAssassin a keytar that fires blasts of weaponized sound]]. [[http://fandom.wikia.com/videos/despicable-3-trailer-gru-new-nemesis?li_source=LI&li_medium=fandom-rec See him in the trailer here.]]
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