History Main / DysfunctionJunction

15th Mar '17 6:15:05 PM nombretomado
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* MSFHighForum: Par for the course.
* Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse. Generator manifested while her father was trying to beat her to death. Phase was thrown out of his family and turned over to a MadScientist for experimentation that he barely survived. Tennyo was poisoned by her yougner brother and can't go home because a team of assassins is after her. Lancer manifested on an Army base and his brother ratted him out to the local mutant haters, leading to a battle against a heavily armed anti-mutant squad and '''a tank'''. Fey's parents are separated and she had the humiliation of slowly turning from a nerdy guy into a sexy redhead over about a year. Bladedancer's mom is dead and her dad has been captured by the Demon Lord of Fiery Immersion. Carmilla is the result when her mom was impregnated by a demon, she had to kill her mom when her mom started turning into [[EldritchAbomination a Deep One]], and then she died... and turned into Carmilla.

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* MSFHighForum: %%* Roleplay/MSFHighForum: Par for the course.
* Team Kimba of the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. Generator manifested while her father was trying to beat her to death. Phase was thrown out of his family and turned over to a MadScientist for experimentation that he barely survived. Tennyo was poisoned by her yougner brother and can't go home because a team of assassins is after her. Lancer manifested on an Army base and his brother ratted him out to the local mutant haters, leading to a battle against a heavily armed anti-mutant squad and '''a tank'''. Fey's parents are separated and she had the humiliation of slowly turning from a nerdy guy into a sexy redhead over about a year. Bladedancer's mom is dead and her dad has been captured by the Demon Lord of Fiery Immersion. Carmilla is the result when her mom was impregnated by a demon, she had to kill her mom when her mom started turning into [[EldritchAbomination a Deep One]], and then she died... and turned into Carmilla.
24th Feb '17 1:08:26 PM narm00
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** Strangely enough, many of the ''villains'' get dysfunctional backstories as well, despite rarely making it to the end of the book: Nicky Cavella was manipulated into murdering his family (and repeatedly raped) by his aunt, a creepy homeless guy living in a pile of corpses had to eat his way out of his morbidly obese mother when she had a heart attack and fell on him, Barracuda's sociopathy comes from his being unable to find and kill his abusive dad, the Kingpin had ''his'' abusive dad eaten by rats and underwent PrisonRape...]]

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** Strangely enough, many of the ''villains'' get dysfunctional backstories as well, despite rarely making it to the end of the book: Nicky Cavella was manipulated into murdering his family (and repeatedly raped) by his aunt, a creepy homeless guy living in a pile of corpses had to eat his way out of his morbidly obese mother when she had a heart attack and fell on him, Barracuda's sociopathy comes from his being unable to find and kill his abusive dad, the Kingpin had ''his'' abusive dad eaten by rats and underwent PrisonRape...]]
23rd Feb '17 6:27:03 AM Schismatism
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* ''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
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* [[SignatureStyle Every single film]] by LarsVonTrier, even in the television show ''{{Riget}}'', where it's PlayedForLaughs.

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* [[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
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* 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.

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

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* 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
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** 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]].

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** 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
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* 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
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** 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
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** 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.

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** 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.
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