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29th May '16 3:10:00 AM Morgenthaler
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** Yet another episode dealt with a character that was a victim of bullying [[spoiler: and a bully himself]], who had committed suicide, and spent a majority of the episode possessing victims of bullying and causing them to enact bloody revenge.

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** Yet another episode episode, "After School Special", dealt with a character that was a victim of bullying [[spoiler: and a bully himself]], who had committed suicide, and spent a majority of the episode possessing victims of bullying and causing them to enact bloody revenge.
29th May '16 1:51:19 AM Morgenthaler
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In RealLife, school bullying happens when a child knowingly tries to destroy another child by using various means (insults, bashing, rumours�) TheBully [[WoundedGazelleGambit manipulates perceptions of adults and often manages to make them believe that his/her target is to be blamed]]. This can last for months, sometimes years, can be really traumatizing and often leads to PTSD or suicidal thoughts. The term 'bullycide' defines what happens when these suicidal thoughts caused by bullying are put into action. Some kids may be bullied even though they have a black belt in karate, have a lot of friends, are very beautiful or have a great sense of humour (in fact, comedians have higher rates of suicide, since comedy is usually used to cover pain).

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In RealLife, school bullying happens when a child knowingly tries to destroy another child by using various means (insults, bashing, rumours�) rumours...) TheBully [[WoundedGazelleGambit manipulates perceptions of adults and often manages to make them believe that his/her target is to be blamed]]. This can last for months, sometimes years, can be really traumatizing and often leads to PTSD or suicidal thoughts. The term 'bullycide' defines what happens when these suicidal thoughts caused by bullying are put into action. Some kids may be bullied even though they have a black belt in karate, have a lot of friends, are very beautiful or have a great sense of humour (in fact, comedians have higher rates of suicide, since comedy is usually used to cover pain).



* JudyBlume�s ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'' describes [[KidsAreCruel kids' cruelty and lack of empathy]] very well.

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* JudyBlume�s JudyBlume's ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'' describes [[KidsAreCruel kids' cruelty and lack of empathy]] very well.



* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' plays with this. It's averted among the tertiary characters, showing how it affects not only the victim but the perpetrator� by the time he reforms and wants to make amends, no one wants to be his friend, and no one believes his sincere efforts at redeeming himself. But it's sometimes played straight with the main or secondary characters�Jessica and her friends often get called out for doing this to others�but rarely explicitly punished, whereas behavior from Elizabeth that could be considered this is rarely even acknowledged.

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* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' plays with this. It's averted among the tertiary characters, showing how it affects not only the victim but the perpetrator� perpetrator-- by the time he reforms and wants to make amends, no one wants to be his friend, and no one believes his sincere efforts at redeeming himself. But it's sometimes played straight with the main or secondary characters�Jessica characters--Jessica and her friends often get called out for doing this to others�but others--but rarely explicitly punished, whereas behavior from Elizabeth that could be considered this is rarely even acknowledged.
29th May '16 1:49:32 AM Morgenthaler
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In RealLife, school bullying happens when a child knowingly tries to destroy another child by using various means (insults, bashing, rumours…) TheBully [[WoundedGazelleGambit manipulates perceptions of adults and often manages to make them believe that his/her target is to be blamed]]. This can last for months, sometimes years, can be really traumatizing and often leads to PTSD or suicidal thoughts. The term 'bullycide' defines what happens when these suicidal thoughts caused by bullying are put into action. Some kids may be bullied even though they have a black belt in karate, have a lot of friends, are very beautiful or have a great sense of humour (in fact, comedians have higher rates of suicide, since comedy is usually used to cover pain).

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In RealLife, school bullying happens when a child knowingly tries to destroy another child by using various means (insults, bashing, rumours…) rumours�) TheBully [[WoundedGazelleGambit manipulates perceptions of adults and often manages to make them believe that his/her target is to be blamed]]. This can last for months, sometimes years, can be really traumatizing and often leads to PTSD or suicidal thoughts. The term 'bullycide' defines what happens when these suicidal thoughts caused by bullying are put into action. Some kids may be bullied even though they have a black belt in karate, have a lot of friends, are very beautiful or have a great sense of humour (in fact, comedians have higher rates of suicide, since comedy is usually used to cover pain).



3. X bullies Y until Y decides to [[BoxingLesson learn kung fu]] or just says ''[[SwiperNoSwiping stop bullying me, I don’t like it]]''. Then X gives up bullying forever.

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3. X bullies Y until Y decides to [[BoxingLesson learn kung fu]] or just says ''[[SwiperNoSwiping stop bullying me, I don’t don�t like it]]''. Then X gives up bullying forever.



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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': Luna Lovegood just smiles and shrugs it off when people steal her things or give her nicknames, though her [[StalkerShrine bedroom]] reveals that Harry & co.'s friendship is a bigger deal than she let on.

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* ''Franchise/HarryPotter'': Luna Lovegood just smiles and shrugs it off when people steal her things or give her nicknames, though her [[StalkerShrine bedroom]] reveals that Harry & co.'s friendship is a bigger deal than she let on.



* JudyBlume’s ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'' describes [[KidsAreCruel kids' cruelty and lack of empathy]] very well.

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* JudyBlume’s JudyBlume�s ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'' describes [[KidsAreCruel kids' cruelty and lack of empathy]] very well.



* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' plays with this. It's averted among the tertiary characters, showing how it affects not only the victim but the perpetrator— by the time he reforms and wants to make amends, no one wants to be his friend, and no one believes his sincere efforts at redeeming himself. But it's sometimes played straight with the main or secondary characters—Jessica and her friends often get called out for doing this to others—but rarely explicitly punished, whereas behavior from Elizabeth that could be considered this is rarely even acknowledged.

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* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' plays with this. It's averted among the tertiary characters, showing how it affects not only the victim but the perpetrator— perpetrator� by the time he reforms and wants to make amends, no one wants to be his friend, and no one believes his sincere efforts at redeeming himself. But it's sometimes played straight with the main or secondary characters—Jessica characters�Jessica and her friends often get called out for doing this to others—but others�but rarely explicitly punished, whereas behavior from Elizabeth that could be considered this is rarely even acknowledged.



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* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' averts this. If you damage a romantic rival's reputation severely enough, she will be ostracized by her classmates. Continual damage to her reputation will result in her not coming to school, having her desk vandalized with death threats, and may ultimately result in her [[DrivenToSuicide hanging herself]].

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* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' averts this. If you damage a romantic rival's reputation severely enough, she will be ostracized by her classmates. Continual damage to her reputation will result in her not coming to school, having her desk vandalized with death threats, and may ultimately result in her [[DrivenToSuicide hanging herself]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':Helga Pataki is an example of a realistic approach of why she would bully the boy she has a crush on —the titular Arnold. She comes from a home with an implicitly alcoholic mother, and an neglectful father and is TheUnFavorite finding compared to her older, prettier, more academic sister Olga. Though this doesn't excuse her actions it is a backstory that lends her bullying ways TruthInTelevision because she comes from a bully making environment. Arnold is one of her main targets and, due to her crush on him, she's aggressive and insulting to everyone around her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':Helga Pataki is an example of a realistic approach of why she would bully the boy she has a crush on —the �the titular Arnold. She comes from a home with an implicitly alcoholic mother, and an neglectful father and is TheUnFavorite finding compared to her older, prettier, more academic sister Olga. Though this doesn't excuse her actions it is a backstory that lends her bullying ways TruthInTelevision because she comes from a bully making environment. Arnold is one of her main targets and, due to her crush on him, she's aggressive and insulting to everyone around her.


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9th May '16 8:35:59 AM Blazer
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** Averted in "Newbie Dash", as the bullying that Rainbow Dash received at the same time Fluttershy did still hurts her when the Wonderbolts give her the EmbarrassingNickname "Rainbow Crash", which happened to be the insulting nickname she was given by the bullies. Instead of letting her new wingmates know what's going on, she instead attempts different means to dump the nickname and get a new one and her attempts disturb her wingmates and end up affecting her performance. Even after she finally admits what's going on and the Wonderbolts let her know that this sort of thing isn't meant to be out-and-out bullying, she ''is'' reprimanded for her actions.
5th May '16 3:29:59 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''FanFic/PartingWords'': Subverted. The Crusaders have been severely bullied by two of their classmates, and by Apple Bloom's cousin Babs Seed (who has reformed by the time she's first shown), and it takes some discussion between Applejack and a disguised Celestia for Applejack to realize how badly this is affecting Apple Bloom and her friends. This is continued in the sequel...
** ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'': Bullying is portrayed realistically, via the introduction of Babs Seed's personal bullies, and it's explained that at least part of the reason she became a bully was so as to be on the giving end of such behavior for a change.
*** We also find out that one of the reasons Twilight was so scared of being sent back to magic kindergarten in "Lesson Zero" was because she was bullied a lot as a young filly and it was giving her flashbacks. She's mostly over it by now, but it can still make her eye twitch.




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* ''Literature/FamilySkeletonMysteries'': Averted in book 3, where cyberbullying by a group of girls leads to one of their victims being [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide. When one of them confesses their crime to the dead girl's sister, the sister kills the cyberbully in revenge, setting off the plot of the book.]]
19th Mar '16 2:14:15 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Carmen is a victim of SlutShaming after her ex-boyfriend falsely tells everyone they had sex. They even vandalize her house. Even though her parents George and Angie manage to get the leader of the bullies suspended and get her ex to tell the truth, she continues to get bullied. George and Angie eventually transfer her to a private Catholic school.
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* Averted in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow''.''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''. Carmen is a victim of SlutShaming after her ex-boyfriend falsely tells everyone they had sex. They even vandalize her house. Even though her parents George and Angie manage to get the leader of the bullies suspended and get her ex to tell the truth, she continues to get bullied. George and Angie eventually transfer her to a private Catholic school.
* ''TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':



* ''{{Friends}}'': [[{{HollywoodNerd}} Ross]], [[{{SadClown}} Chandler]] and [[{{FormerlyFat}} Monica]] all mention they were bullied growing up in various capacities. It's played for laughs, even though some of the stuff sounds horrible and they suffer lingering affects.

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* ''{{Friends}}'': [[{{HollywoodNerd}} ''Series/{{Friends}}'': [[HollywoodNerd Ross]], [[{{SadClown}} [[SadClown Chandler]] and [[{{FormerlyFat}} [[FormerlyFat Monica]] all mention they were bullied growing up in various capacities. It's played for laughs, even though some of the stuff sounds horrible and they suffer lingering affects.



* On [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D]], this is so averted, it's taken to perhaps one of the further conclusions seen. [[spoiler: Grant Ward became something of a sociopath and a Hydra member thanks to the bullying he suffered at the hands of his older brother and [[AbusiveParents abuse of his parents]], to the point where his brother made him torment their younger brother for being the favorite. This pretty much completely destroyed him, and traumatized him for life. When he finally got his chance, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he put his older brother, now a senator, through the same thing the brother made him put the youngest through]] until he admitted he did it, not Grant (as he'd been claiming Grant was the evil brother), and then Grant pretended all was better. Before killing his older brother and their parents and burning down yet another family house.]] This is actually sort of a RunningGag of the Whedons works: bullying will get you FUCKED. UP.

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* On [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD ''[[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D]], D]]'', this is so averted, it's taken to perhaps one of the further conclusions seen. [[spoiler: Grant Ward became something of a sociopath and a Hydra member thanks to the bullying he suffered at the hands of his older brother and [[AbusiveParents abuse of his parents]], to the point where his brother made him torment their younger brother for being the favorite. This pretty much completely destroyed him, and traumatized him for life. When he finally got his chance, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge he put his older brother, now a senator, through the same thing the brother made him put the youngest through]] until he admitted he did it, not Grant (as he'd been claiming Grant was the evil brother), and then Grant pretended all was better. Before killing his older brother and their parents and burning down yet another family house.]] This is actually sort of a RunningGag of the Whedons works: bullying will get you FUCKED. UP.
13th Feb '16 12:35:53 PM Nire
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* Scratch21's song "The Rhyme" directly calls out this trope. The title is a reference to the rhyme "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."
--> ''"But what they forgot was/That you don't need to break my bones for you to break me"''
10th Feb '16 12:43:26 PM DrOO7
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* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' plays with this. It's averted among the tertiary characters, showing how it affects not only the victim but the perpetrator— by the time he reforms and wants to make amends, no one wants to be his friend, and no one believes his sincere efforts at redeeming himself. But it's sometimes played straight with the main or secondary characters—Jessica and her friends often get called out for doing this to others—but rarely explicitly punished, whereas behavior from Elizabeth that could be considered this is rarely even acknowledged.
3rd Feb '16 1:52:06 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* Heavily subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode "Jimmy". Jimmy is constantly bullied in school and Virgil and Richie are the only ones who stand up for him at all. Virgil getting upset when Jimmy suggests showing off his dad's gun (a BerserkButton since Virgil's mom died in gunfire) and Jimmy's escalated bullying leads to him [[spoiler:pulling the aforementioned gun on his tormentors and accidentally shooting Richie in the leg.]] The episode ends with the viewers being urged to step in and help anyone being seen getting bullied.

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* Heavily subverted Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode "Jimmy". Jimmy is constantly bullied in school and Virgil and Richie are the only ones who stand up for him at all. Virgil getting upset when Jimmy suggests showing off his dad's gun (a BerserkButton since Virgil's mom died in gunfire) and Jimmy's escalated bullying leads to him [[spoiler:pulling the aforementioned gun on his tormentors and accidentally shooting Richie in the leg.]] The episode ends with the viewers being urged to step in and help anyone being seen getting bullied.
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