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21st Jun '18 3:07:31 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is often written like this. It is frequently implied that all of his MotorMouth and DeadpanSnarker tendencies and constant CasualDangerDialog are really all a massive coping mechanism for not only his borderline BodyHorror condition of having cancer in, well, his ''entire'' body, which causes him near constant pain, but also the [[ExistentialHorror existential terror]] he feels from [[MediumAdwareness being aware of the fact that he is a fictional character]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is often written like this. It is frequently implied that all of his MotorMouth and DeadpanSnarker tendencies and constant CasualDangerDialog are really all a massive coping mechanism for not only his borderline BodyHorror condition of having cancer in, well, his ''entire'' body, which causes him near constant pain, but also the [[ExistentialHorror existential terror]] he feels from [[MediumAdwareness [[MediumAwareness being aware of the fact that he is a fictional character]].
21st Jun '18 3:07:01 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is often written like this. In the first arc of ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'', Cable asks why he's helping the villain's AssimilationPlot - it could be the first step to world peace, but falling in line and giving up his right to be different isn't Deadpool's style. Deadpool replies that all his crazy opinions just cover up the fact that he doesn't have anything.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} is often written like this. It is frequently implied that all of his MotorMouth and DeadpanSnarker tendencies and constant CasualDangerDialog are really all a massive coping mechanism for not only his borderline BodyHorror condition of having cancer in, well, his ''entire'' body, which causes him near constant pain, but also the [[ExistentialHorror existential terror]] he feels from [[MediumAdwareness being aware of the fact that he is a fictional character]].
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In the first arc of ''ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool'', Cable asks why he's helping the villain's AssimilationPlot - -- it could be the first step to world peace, but falling in line and giving up his right to be different isn't Deadpool's style. Deadpool replies that all his crazy opinions just cover up the fact that he doesn't have anything.
7th Jun '18 9:40:42 AM Sapphirea2
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* Creator/DudleyMoore was deeply insecure from childhood onward due to physical disabilities and short stature, and despite years of therapy and huge success as an actor and pianist was never quite able to move past this. There were many other personal problems that came up during his career -- his fraught relationship with Creator/PeterCook in their legendary comic double act, three failed marriages and a distant relationship with the son the second one produced, and a fourth wife who was abusive and manipulative but [[LoveMartyr whom he struggled to leave nonetheless]]. Acquaintances often described him as melancholy and willing to give up on his problems instead of truly dealing with them in his bleaker moods. And although he managed to leave his final wife, it was around that time that he began to slowly succumb to progressive supranuclear palsy, leading to his premature death at the age of 66. It's not for nothing that Barbara Rankin's authorized biography of him sometimes bears the subtitle ''The Melancholy Clown''.

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* Creator/DudleyMoore was deeply insecure from childhood onward due to physical disabilities and short stature, and despite years of therapy and huge success as an actor and pianist was never quite able to move past this. There were many other personal problems that came up during his career -- his fraught relationship with Creator/PeterCook in their legendary comic double act, three failed marriages and a distant relationship with the son the second one produced, and a fourth wife who was abusive and manipulative but [[LoveMartyr whom he struggled to leave nonetheless]]. Acquaintances often described him as melancholy and willing to give up on his problems instead of truly dealing with them in his bleaker moods. And although he managed to leave his final wife, it was around that time that he began to slowly succumb to progressive supranuclear palsy, leading to his premature death at the age of 66. It's not for nothing that Barbara Rankin's Paskin's authorized biography of him sometimes bears the subtitle ''The Melancholy Clown''.
7th Jun '18 9:38:38 AM Sapphirea2
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* Creator/DudleyMoore was deeply insecure from childhood onward due to physical disabilities and short stature, and despite years of therapy and huge success as an actor and pianist was never quite able to move past this. There were many other personal problems that came up during his career -- his fraught relationship with Creator/PeterCook in their legendary comic double act, three failed marriages and a distant relationship with the son the second one produced, and a fourth wife who was abusive and manipulative but [[LoveMartyr whom he struggled to leave nonetheless]]. Acquaintances often described him as melancholy and willing to give up on his problems instead of truly dealing with them in his bleaker moods. And although he managed to leave his final wife, it was around that time that he began to slowly succumb to progressive supranuclear palsy, leading to his premature death at the age of 66. It's not for nothing that Barbara Rankin's authorized biography of him sometimes bears the subtitle ''The Melancholy Clown''.
5th Jun '18 7:05:31 PM thatother1dude
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* [[TheHero Wander]] from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is a guy that is always there to cheer and help everybody that he comes across, but in season 2's [[WhamEpisode The Wanders]] we find out that he does this because he knows what it's like to be afraid, sad and hopeless himself.
* Zig-zagged with [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]], according to the episode, "The One", where the layers of his personality are dissected. Beneath the surface is Humor, a played straight example of a Sad Clown who makes a self-deprecating joke about himself the moment he surfaces. Inside, however, he turns out to be hiding deep anxiety, introducing the layer, Fear, who is the way he is to hide his hilariously massive and monstrous Ego. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghf_tKR_bkI See for yourself.]]

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* [[TheHero Wander]] from ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' is a guy that is always there to cheer and help everybody that he comes across, but in season 2's [[WhamEpisode The Wanders]] "The Wanders" we find out that he does this because he knows what it's like to be afraid, sad and hopeless himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': Zig-zagged with [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]], according to the episode, in "The One", where the layers of his personality are dissected. Beneath the surface is Humor, a played straight example of a Sad Clown who makes a self-deprecating joke about himself the moment he surfaces. Inside, however, he turns out to be hiding deep anxiety, introducing the layer, Fear, who is the way he is to hide his hilariously massive and monstrous Ego. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghf_tKR_bkI See for yourself.]]where the layers of Gumball's personality are dissected]]. Beneath the surface is Humor, a clown who makes a self-deprecating joke about himself the moment he surfaces, but reveals himself to just be Anxiety wearing a flimsy disguise. The layer beneath him is Fear, who is the way he is to hide his [[{{Narcissist}} hilariously massive and monstrous Ego]].
5th Jun '18 2:41:57 PM deven0711
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* Zig-zagged with [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Gumball]], according to the episode, "The One", where the layers of his personality are dissected. Beneath the surface is Humor, a played straight example of a Sad Clown who makes a self-deprecating joke about himself the moment he surfaces. Inside, however, he turns out to be hiding deep anxiety, introducing the layer, Fear, who is the way he is to hide his hilariously massive and monstrous Ego. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghf_tKR_bkI See for yourself.]]
5th Jun '18 2:34:06 PM deven0711
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* Vanellope Von Schweetz in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' teases Ralph with childish copycatting and crude humor constantly throughout the movie, much to his chagrin. However, deep down, she is tormented by the bullying she receives from the other racers. [[spoiler:The most emotionally intense scene in the movie is when Ralph, tricked by King Candy into thinking Vanellope was a potentially fatal glitch in Sugar Rush's code, reluctantly wrecks her go-kart into little fragments right in front of her, and the immense pain emanates from her true psyche.]]
** [[spoiler:In the sequel, this trope is averted with the resolution of the previous film.]]
5th Jun '18 2:25:21 PM deven0711
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** In the episode "Jaws Wired Shut", Bart tells Homer that he realized he had become a Class Clown when he was told to make a joke about the fact that their substitute teacher that day was named Mrs. Doodoo, and he has gone on since then, ruing that fact.

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** In the episode "Jaws Wired Shut", Bart tells Homer that he realized he had become a Class Clown when he was told pressured to make a joke about the fact that their substitute teacher that day was named Mrs. Doodoo, Doody, and he has gone on since then, ruing that fact.fact.
--> '''Bart:''' So the substitute teacher comes in and says her name is Mrs. Doody, and everyone's looking at me like, "Take it, Bart. Run with it." Then it hits me. I've become a clown. A class clown. And it sickens me.
5th Jun '18 2:19:23 PM deven0711
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** In the episode "Jaws Wired Shut", Bart tells Homer that he realized he had become a Class Clown when he was told to make a joke about the fact that their substitute teacher that day was named Mrs. Doodoo, and he has gone on since then, ruing that fact.
30th May '18 10:13:29 PM deven0711
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* Hades of Disney's Hercules is a villainous example of this trope, except unlike most villain examples, his humor is mostly to cope with the grim atmosphere of the underworld he is forced to rule over rather than sadism.
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