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2nd May '16 12:31:58 PM mkmlp
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* ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' The cast consist of: A [[TheCynic miserable]] [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood and abused]] [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] magic student, her [[BeleagueredAssistant exploited slave/little brother]], a reasonable ( if alcoholic) farmer who [[FantasticRacism is treated like an idiot because of her species]], a miserable racist self serving fashionista, a [[ShrinkingViolet timid and]] socially incompatible animal caretaker and ExtremeDoormat, a [[ManChild naive mare child]] with serious insecurity problems, and a [[BloodKnight highly violent]], [[AxCrazy unstable]], [[SexIsViolence depr]][[PsychoLesbian aved]] and paranoid baker.

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* ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' The cast consist of: A [[TheCynic miserable]] [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood and abused]] [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] magic student, her [[BeleagueredAssistant exploited slave/little brother]], a reasonable ( if alcoholic) farmer who [[FantasticRacism is treated like an idiot because of her species]], a miserable racist self serving fashionista, a [[ShrinkingViolet timid and]] socially incompatible animal caretaker and ExtremeDoormat, a [[ManChild naive mare child]] with serious insecurity problems, and a [[BloodKnight highly violent]], [[AxCrazy unstable]], [[SexIsViolence depr]][[PsychoLesbian aved]] and paranoid baker. And that is just the mane cast of a show ''full'' AxCrazy, dysfunctional, and just downright insane cast members.
2nd May '16 12:28:18 PM mkmlp
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* ''WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries'' The cast consist of: A [[TheCynic miserable]] [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood and abused]] [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] magic student, her [[BeleagueredAssistant exploited slave/little brother]], a reasonable ( if alcoholic) farmer who [[FantasticRacism is treated like an idiot because of her species]], a miserable racist self serving fashionista, a [[ShrinkingViolet timid and]] socially incompatible animal caretaker and ExtremeDoormat, a [[ManChild naive mare child]] with serious insecurity problems, and a [[BloodKnight highly violent]], [[AxCrazy unstable]], [[SexIsViolence depr]][[PsychoLesbian aved]] and paranoid baker.
20th Apr '16 2:33:02 PM margdean56
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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' comes close; the only superheroes in it that are pretty well-adjusted are the two Nite Owls and the second Silk Spectre. They have some of their own baggage too, but they're generally pretty normal people (Nite Owl II, in particular, is ultimately a mildly depressed guy who feels most comfortable and meaningful- personally and, uh, ''sexually''- in superhero mode, a major step up from a ''mainstream'' hero like Franchise/{{Batman}}).

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* ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' comes close; the only superheroes in it that are pretty well-adjusted are the two Nite Owls and the second Silk Spectre. They have some of their own baggage too, but they're generally pretty normal people (Nite Owl II, in particular, is ultimately a mildly depressed guy who feels most comfortable and meaningful- personally meaningful--personally and, uh, ''sexually''- in ''sexually''--in superhero mode, a major step up from a ''mainstream'' hero like Franchise/{{Batman}}).



** Aside from Klara, Whedon's run dials this trope back a bit; surprising, considering he usually gleefully subjects characters with as much as they can take and then some. Quite a few of the Runaways actually come out better or no worse off from their adventure. Chase gets new weapons and manages to move on from [[spoiler: Gert's death]], resisting the temptation to [[spoiler: go back in time to save her]]. Xavin manages to overcome his/her gender issues. Nico gets a new staff and powers (kind of like Willow). Molly remains unchanged. About the only one messed up further is Victor; [[spoiler: he falls for a new girl, Nico dumps him, and new girl doesn't go with him back to the present]]. One gets the feeling Whedon didn't like Victor.

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** Aside from Klara, Whedon's run dials this trope back a bit; surprising, considering he usually gleefully subjects characters with to as much as they can take and then some. Quite a few of the Runaways actually come out better or no worse off from their adventure. Chase gets new weapons and manages to move on from [[spoiler: Gert's death]], resisting the temptation to [[spoiler: go back in time to save her]]. Xavin manages to overcome his/her gender issues. Nico gets a new staff and powers (kind of like Willow). Molly remains unchanged. About the only one messed up further is Victor; [[spoiler: he falls for a new girl, Nico dumps him, and new girl doesn't go with him back to the present]]. One gets the feeling Whedon didn't like Victor.
24th Mar '16 3:02:36 AM nfluxforever
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*** The Stunticons, the second Decepticon [[CombiningMecha combiner team]], are a FiveBadBand Dysfunction Junction, being made up of a pessimist, a psychopath, a schizophrenic, a win-at-all-costs egomaniac, and a tyrannical bully as the leader. When they unite into Menasor, the giant's personality is so messed up that he's not a warrior to command, he's a weapon to point at the enemy and get away from as fast as possible.

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*** The Stunticons, the second Decepticon [[CombiningMecha combiner team]], are a FiveBadBand Dysfunction Junction, being made up of a pessimist, fatalist, a psychopath, a schizophrenic, a win-at-all-costs egomaniac, and a tyrannical bully as the leader. When they unite into Menasor, the giant's personality is so messed up that he's not a warrior to command, he's a weapon to point at the enemy and get away from as fast as possible.
14th Mar '16 6:23:53 AM Nohbody
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* A surprisingly high percentage of people may meet the DSM criteria for mental disorder (although the disorder is often not considered significant enough to be evaluated by a professional).
* Special schools for kids with serious learning disabilities or mental illnesses can be like this.
* The Internet, courtesy of the {{GIFT}}. Even otherwise normal people start acting like lunatics, {{jerkass}}es, or both.
* Systemic psychotherapy is more or less based on revealing and resolving existing Dysfunction Junction in the family or similar social subsystem.
* Group homes and foster homes.
* Mental hospitals and group therapy sessions for obvious reasons.
* Dementia wards of retirement homes, the closest one can come to a WorldGoneMad in RealLife.
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4th Mar '16 10:25:02 AM SnoopyComet
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** Mabel is an energetic StepfordSmiler who is secretly afraid of growing up and growing apart from her brother, so much so that she was willing to [spoiler: freeze time]] so that he couldn't leave her. She can also get extremely emotional, showing severe depression in "The Time Travelers Pig" after loosing Waddles.

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** Mabel is an energetic StepfordSmiler who is secretly afraid of growing up and growing apart from her brother, so much so that she was willing to [spoiler: [[spoiler: freeze time]] so that he couldn't leave her. She can also get extremely emotional, showing severe depression in "The Time Travelers Pig" after loosing Waddles.
4th Mar '16 10:22:59 AM SnoopyComet
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** Mabel is an energetic StepfordSmiler who is secretly afraid of growing up and growing apart from her brother. She is can also get extremely emotional, showing severe depression in "The Time Travelers Pig" after loosing waddles.

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** Mabel is an energetic StepfordSmiler who is secretly afraid of growing up and growing apart from her brother. brother, so much so that she was willing to [spoiler: freeze time]] so that he couldn't leave her. She is can also get extremely emotional, showing severe depression in "The Time Travelers Pig" after loosing waddles.Waddles.
29th Feb '16 5:00:17 PM PicardsDouble
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** Close friends JNPR are no better.
*** Jaune is considered a failure by his family, one with a long tradition of badassery, and has no self confidence.
*** Pyrrha is cripplingly lonely due to her celebrity status, is too self-sacrificing for her own good, and CannotSpitItOut.
*** Nora and Ren are both orphans who for many years had only each other to rely on.
1st Feb '16 3:02:46 PM jedidarrick
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** Last, but most certainly not least, is Eddy. Eddy is a ConArtist with [[SmallNameBigEgo an ego bordering on narcissism]],[[{{Greed}} a love for money]], and [[HairTriggerTemper a short temper]] (mixed with a NapoleonComplex) all wrapped up into a {{Snark Knight}} look on the world. All of which would make him utterly redeemable, except[[TrueCompanions he truly cares for his true friends and all the effort to get rich and popular is for them, too.]] [[spoiler: TheMovie then shed light on ''why'' Eddy acts like this: he was physically tormented by his sadistic older brother (previously said to be TheAce, which Eddy admits was all a lie), making Eddy grow up to believe [[JerkassFacade acting like his brother]] would help him make friends.]]

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** Last, but most certainly not least, is Eddy. Eddy is a ConArtist with [[SmallNameBigEgo an ego bordering on narcissism]],[[{{Greed}} narcissism]], [[{{Greed}} a love for money]], and [[HairTriggerTemper a short temper]] (mixed with and a NapoleonComplex) all and wrapped up into a {{Snark Knight}} look on the world. All of which would make him utterly redeemable, except[[TrueCompanions irredeemable, except [[TrueCompanions he truly cares for his true friends and all the effort to get rich and popular is for them, too.]] [[spoiler: TheMovie then shed light on ''why'' Eddy acts like this: he was physically tormented by his sadistic older brother (previously said to be TheAce, which Eddy admits was all a lie), making Eddy grow up to believe that [[JerkassFacade acting like his brother]] would help him make friends.]]
19th Jan '16 10:20:03 AM nombretomado
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* The [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Wraiths]] are an X-Wing squadron composed initially of nothing but the [[ColonelBadass Commander]], his [[WingMan old wingmate]], and people on their LastSecondChance, in the belief that [[CareerBuildingBlunder they will work hard to prove their worth]]. The [[AaronAllston author]] is a big believer in using a CastOfSnowflakes. ''Everyone'' has something wrong with them. Otherwise they wouldn't be a Wraith. The commander does notice that they're actually good for each other, able to help one another get past their pasts and presents rather than making things worse. Still, the reputation sticks. When a new pilot is transferred in who was assigned because of their track record and not because of big screwups, a pilot jokingly says that he's too normal for the Wraiths. The new pilot then proves to be a LargeHam.

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* The [[ComicBook/XWingSeries Wraiths]] are an X-Wing squadron composed initially of nothing but the [[ColonelBadass Commander]], his [[WingMan old wingmate]], and people on their LastSecondChance, in the belief that [[CareerBuildingBlunder they will work hard to prove their worth]]. The [[AaronAllston [[Creator/AaronAllston author]] is a big believer in using a CastOfSnowflakes. ''Everyone'' has something wrong with them. Otherwise they wouldn't be a Wraith. The commander does notice that they're actually good for each other, able to help one another get past their pasts and presents rather than making things worse. Still, the reputation sticks. When a new pilot is transferred in who was assigned because of their track record and not because of big screwups, a pilot jokingly says that he's too normal for the Wraiths. The new pilot then proves to be a LargeHam.
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