History Main / DysfunctionJunction

23rd Feb '17 6:27:03 AM Schismatism
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'' starts off with Nogg, Krep, and Gurf, all of whom have their own issues, from staggering incompetence to utter stupidity - and then they bring on Earthlings without any consent or consideration. Emily was [[RaisedByWolves raised by coyotes]], somehow; Pierrot is a weak pacifist except where animal rights are concerned; the less said about Dustin, the better. The second book has even more dysfunction thus far, especially in regards to Bikkie, the murderous BloodKnight kangaroo.
13th Feb '17 1:02:38 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[SignatureStyle Every single film]] by LarsVonTrier, even in the television show ''{{Riget}}'', where it's PlayedForLaughs.

to:

* [[SignatureStyle Every single film]] by LarsVonTrier, Creator/LarsVonTrier, even in the television show ''{{Riget}}'', ''Series/{{Riget}}'', where it's PlayedForLaughs.
10th Feb '17 3:50:19 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Fanfic/BraveNewWorld, a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fanfic and sequel to ''LatiasJourney'' has a cast chockablock with this trope. [[TheHero Ash Ketchum]] has a human soul inserted into the body of a Lucario and he has fleeting memories from his life as a human, haunted by memories of [[spoiler: previously destroying the world after watching his loved ones get killed]]; Pikachu is a samurai who knows he may one die in battle; the baby Larvitar, Tiny, had a traumatising birth and refuses to open up to anybody; Lily was born with the purpose to be a sacrifice to Giratina and has been abused all her life by her mother; Dawn was betrayed by her best friend, cannot speak because her vocal cords were removed at birth, and her entire ninja clan was exterminated; and Briney lost his wife to the villains, wearing her eye in place of his missing one. The only major heroes who escape the trope are Leo and Sasha, although they have their own troubles.

to:

* Fanfic/BraveNewWorld, a Franchise/{{Pokemon}} fanfic and sequel to ''LatiasJourney'' ''FanFic/LatiasJourney'' has a cast chockablock with this trope. [[TheHero Ash Ketchum]] has a human soul inserted into the body of a Lucario and he has fleeting memories from his life as a human, haunted by memories of [[spoiler: previously destroying the world after watching his loved ones get killed]]; Pikachu is a samurai who knows he may one die in battle; the baby Larvitar, Tiny, had a traumatising birth and refuses to open up to anybody; Lily was born with the purpose to be a sacrifice to Giratina and has been abused all her life by her mother; Dawn was betrayed by her best friend, cannot speak because her vocal cords were removed at birth, and her entire ninja clan was exterminated; and Briney lost his wife to the villains, wearing her eye in place of his missing one. The only major heroes who escape the trope are Leo and Sasha, although they have their own troubles.
18th Jan '17 12:36:16 PM FringeBenefits
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* All of [[TheExile the Outcasts]] in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' have their hang-ups. Having a DarkAndTroubledPast is a prerequisite for ''becoming'' one.

to:

* All of [[TheExile the Outcasts]] in ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'' have their hang-ups. Having a DarkAndTroubledPast is a prerequisite for ''becoming'' one.
1st Jan '17 6:58:47 AM redandready45
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Kirk Lazarus is an uber-talented Australian [[MethodActing Method Actor]] who actually [[{{Blackface}} dies his skin black]] so he can play an African-American soldier, and spends seemingly convinced he is black, [[spoiler: and then suffers a short identity crisis]].

to:

** Kirk Lazarus is an uber-talented Australian [[MethodActing Method Actor]] who actually [[{{Blackface}} dies his skin black]] so he can play an African-American soldier, and spends the movie seemingly convinced he is black, black (to the chagrin of the actually black Alpa China), [[spoiler: and then suffers a short identity crisis]].
1st Jan '17 6:56:37 AM redandready45
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UpToEleven and PlayedForLaughs in ''Film/TropicThunder'', where every actor struggles with issues.
** Tugg Speedman is a washed up, [[ItsAllAboutMe egotistical]] action movie star, whose attempts at breaking out of his genre have created some of the biggest bombs in movie history.
** Kirk Lazarus is an uber-talented Australian [[MethodActing Method Actor]] who actually [[{{Blackface}} dies his skin black]] so he can play an African-American soldier, and spends seemingly convinced he is black, [[spoiler: and then suffers a short identity crisis]].
** Jeff Portnoy is a drug-addicted comedian who spends much of the movie in withdrawal, and literally begs to be tied to a tree.
** Alpa Chino [[spoiler: is hiding in the closet]].
** Kevin Sandusky is probably the most down-to-Earth of the actors, but he is a NoRespectGuy for most of the movie, and none of the actors can even remember his name.
--> '''Kevin Sandusky''': The security level with you guys, IS RIDICULOUS!
30th Dec '16 9:08:11 PM MsZephy7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Some of the adults similarly have it bad as well.
*** Taiyang's first wife left him without a word and his second wife went missing (presumed dead) after a mission.
*** Qrow and Raven were raised by a tribe of bandits who Qrow describes as "killers and thieves".
14th Dec '16 8:49:49 PM N1KF
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Spike is plagued with an inferiority complex, given that at times he's seemly being [[TheChewToy ignored/harassed/outperformed]] by ponies or even being ''replaced'' by a better pet sidekick. At most times, he just [[{{Wangst}} mopes about]]; at his worst, [[TemporarilyAVillain he disintegrates into a]] IneffectualSympatheticVillain.

to:

** Spike is plagued with an inferiority complex, given that at times he's seemly being [[TheChewToy [[ButtMonkey ignored/harassed/outperformed]] by ponies or even being ''replaced'' by a better pet sidekick. At most times, he just [[{{Wangst}} mopes about]]; at his worst, [[TemporarilyAVillain he disintegrates into a]] IneffectualSympatheticVillain.
14th Dec '16 8:47:47 PM N1KF
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are infamous for their mental breakdowns, which the lead writer admitted was partly due to writing the episodes on a [[CreatorBreakdown tight deadline with lots of coffee.]]
** Twilight Sparkle is a neurotic perfectionist frequently terrified into full mental breakdowns by the prospect of academic failure, and who often fails to grasp basic social rules.
** Pinkie Pie is hyperactive to the point where she’s near incapable of censoring herself or communicating her thought patterns to others, and occasionally has displayed a profoundly paranoid side that once resulted in a fully psychotic break (complete with full on hallucinations).
** Fluttershy was bullied as a child and at the beginning of the series wasn't even about to speak to a pony she didn’t know; she later admits to living her entire life in a state of nervous anxiety. Paradoxically she also displays a terrifying hair trigger temper when pushed, and has physically assaulted other ponies on several occasions.
** Applejack takes stubbornness to new extremes, being willing to flee town and seriously imperil her own health for comparatively silly reasons.
** Rainbow Dash, despite being a showoff, ultimately suffers from performance anxiety that at one point left her shuddering in the fetal position - but she ultimately got over it and hasn't had problems in that area since, leaving only comparatively mild issues such as narcissism.
** Rarity is, while a drama queen, ultimately the sanest of the group; her only real issue is OCD, and her only breakdown of note was a completely understandable 'humiliated in front of the person she needed to impress to advance her career' FreakOut.
** Spike is plagued with an inferiority complex, given that at times he's seemly being ignored/harassed/outperformed by ponies or even being ''replaced'' by a better pet sidekick. At most times, he just [[{{Wangst}} mopes about]]; at his worst, [[TemporarilyAVillain he disintegrates into a]] IneffectualSympatheticVillain.

to:

* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are infamous for their mental breakdowns, which the lead writer admitted was partly due to writing the episodes on a [[CreatorBreakdown tight deadline with lots of coffee.]]
coffee]].
** Twilight Sparkle is a neurotic perfectionist NeatFreak frequently terrified into full mental breakdowns by the prospect of academic failure, and who [[NoSocialSkills often fails to grasp basic social rules.
rules]].
** Pinkie Pie is hyperactive [[GenkiGirl hyperactive]] to the point where she’s near nearly [[InnocentlyInsensitive incapable of censoring herself herself]] or [[CloudCuckoolander communicating her thought patterns to others, others]], and occasionally has displayed a profoundly paranoid side that once resulted in a fully psychotic break breakdown (complete with full on hallucinations).
** Fluttershy was [[KidsAreCruel bullied as a child child]] and at the beginning of the series [[ShrinkingViolet wasn't even about to speak to a pony she didn’t know; know]]; she later admits to living her entire life in a state of nervous anxiety. Paradoxically Paradoxically, she also displays a terrifying hair trigger temper HairTriggerTemper when pushed, and [[BewareTheNiceOnes has physically assaulted other ponies ponies]] on several occasions.
** Applejack [[StubbornMule takes stubbornness to new extremes, extremes]], being willing to flee town and seriously imperil her own health [[SkewedPriorities for comparatively silly reasons.
reasons]].
** Rainbow Dash, despite being a showoff, ultimately suffers from performance anxiety that at one point left her shuddering in the fetal position - TroubledFetalPosition -- but she [[CharacterDevelopment ultimately got over it it]] and hasn't had problems in that area since, leaving only comparatively mild issues such as narcissism.
{{narcissis|t}}m.
** Rarity is, while a drama queen, DramaQueen, ultimately the sanest of the group; her only real issue is OCD, and her only breakdown of note was a completely understandable 'humiliated in front of the person she needed to impress to advance her career' FreakOut.
** Spike is plagued with an inferiority complex, given that at times he's seemly being ignored/harassed/outperformed [[TheChewToy ignored/harassed/outperformed]] by ponies or even being ''replaced'' by a better pet sidekick. At most times, he just [[{{Wangst}} mopes about]]; at his worst, [[TemporarilyAVillain he disintegrates into a]] IneffectualSympatheticVillain.



* Basically everyone in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is varying degrees of traumatized by the series' dark {{backstory}}. While Garnet is the most strong and stable, she admits that she masks her own weaknesses to bear TheChainsOfCommanding, made worse by the void Rose Quartz has left due to her DeathByChildbirth. Amethyst has an inferiority complex regarding the circumstances of her creation, Pearl was in love with Rose and tries to get over it by transferring her suicidally obsessive desire to protect from Rose to her son Steven, and Steven has shown issues with never having had a chance to know Rose and with the stress of being at the epicenter of all this and its consequences. Lapis Lazuli, meanwhile, is severely traumatized by her years being used by the protagonists as an inanimate object and subsequent being used not much better by the villains, to the point of a TakingYouWithMe suicide. Onion might have abandonment issues from his father being at sea most of the time, but [[TheVoiceless it's hard to tell]].
** [[spoiler: Peridot is neurotic and has NoSocialSkills, and is also, to a point, a de-powered Gem due to having been created during a resource shortage on Homeworld. Before discovering her ferrokinesis, she had a massive inferiority complex compared to other Gems, and most of her character arc is about dealing with the baggage of FantasticRacism instilled in her on Homeworld]].
** [[spoiler: Jasper is arguably even worse. She and Rose Quartz both belonged to Pink Diamond before Rose Quartz killed Pink Diamond and rebelled, leaving Jasper to serve a Diamond she wasn't made for and thus doesn't care about. Her personal hangups were damaging enough to lead to her fusing with a corrupted Gem and becoming corrupted herself]].
** [[spoiler: Even Rose isn't safe from this. While initially being presented as an ethereal goddess-like leader and the ultimate BigGood, she has since been revealed to have killed Pink Diamond and poofing and bubbling Bismuth for wanting to do the same to the other Diamonds, leaving ambiguity as to the order in which these events happened. Bismuth, on that note, turned into a WellIntentionedExtremist willing to go against Crystal Gem ideology to assassinate the Diamond Authority]].

to:

* Basically everyone in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is varying degrees of traumatized by the series' dark {{backstory}}. {{backstory}}:
**
While Garnet is the most strong and stable, she admits that she masks her own weaknesses to bear TheChainsOfCommanding, made worse by the void Rose Quartz has left due to her DeathByChildbirth. DeathByChildbirth.
**
Amethyst has an inferiority complex regarding the circumstances of her creation, creation.
**
Pearl was in love with Rose and tries to get over it by transferring her suicidally obsessive desire to protect from Rose to her son Steven, and Steven.
**
Steven has shown issues with [[MissingMom never having had a chance to know Rose Rose]] and with the stress of [[KidHero being at the epicenter of all this this]] and its consequences. consequences.
**
Lapis Lazuli, meanwhile, Lazuli is severely traumatized by her years being used by the protagonists as an inanimate object and subsequent being used not much better by the villains, to the point of a TakingYouWithMe suicide. suicide.
**
Onion might have abandonment issues from his father being at sea most of the time, but [[TheVoiceless it's hard to tell]].
** [[spoiler: Peridot Peridot]] is neurotic and has NoSocialSkills, and is also, to a point, a [[spoiler:a de-powered Gem due to having been created during a resource shortage on Homeworld. Before discovering her ferrokinesis, she had a massive inferiority complex compared to other Gems, and most of her character arc is about dealing with the baggage of FantasticRacism instilled in her on Homeworld]].
Homeworld.]]
** [[spoiler: Jasper is arguably even worse. She and Rose Quartz both belonged to Pink Diamond before Rose Quartz killed Pink Diamond and rebelled, leaving Jasper to serve a Diamond she wasn't made for and thus doesn't care about. Her personal hangups were damaging enough to lead to her fusing with a corrupted Gem and becoming corrupted herself]].
herself.]]
** [[spoiler: Even Rose isn't safe from this. While initially being presented as an ethereal goddess-like leader and the ultimate BigGood, she has since been revealed to have killed Pink Diamond and poofing and bubbling Bismuth for wanting to do the same to the other Diamonds, leaving ambiguity as to the order in which these events happened. Bismuth, on that note, turned into a WellIntentionedExtremist willing to go against Crystal Gem ideology to assassinate the Diamond Authority]].Authority.]]
30th Nov '16 6:17:02 PM CnHGirl
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler: Peridot is neurotic and has NoSocialSkills, and is also, to a point, a de-powered Gem due to having been created during a resource shortage on Homeworld. Before discovering her ferrokinesis, she had a massive inferiority complex compared to other Gems, and most of her character arc is about dealing with the baggage of FantasticRacism instilled in her on Homeworld]].
** [[spoiler: Jasper is arguably even worse. She and Rose Quartz both belonged to Pink Diamond before Rose Quartz killed Pink Diamond and rebelled, leaving Jasper to serve a Diamond she wasn't made for and thus doesn't care about. Her personal hangups were damaging enough to lead to her fusing with a corrupted Gem and becoming corrupted herself]].
** [[spoiler: Even Rose isn't safe from this. While initially being presented as an ethereal goddess-like leader and the ultimate BigGood, she has since been revealed to have killed Pink Diamond and poofing and bubbling Bismuth for wanting to do the same to the other Diamonds, leaving ambiguity as to the order in which these events happened. Bismuth, on that note, turned into a WellIntentionedExtremist willing to go against Crystal Gem ideology to assassinate the Diamond Authority]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 238. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DysfunctionJunction