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26th Mar '17 9:00:29 AM nombretomado
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* In one of the early American NintendoDS commercials, the protagonist is laughed at by fellow students in the showers. The protagonist responds by shrinking their reproductive organs.

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* In one of the early American NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS commercials, the protagonist is laughed at by fellow students in the showers. The protagonist responds by shrinking their reproductive organs.
11th Jan '17 10:57:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The people who end up on [[TheOmnipotent minus's]] bad side in early ''WebComic/{{minus}}'' strips.
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* The people who end up on [[TheOmnipotent minus's]] bad side in early ''WebComic/{{minus}}'' strips.
25th Oct '16 11:13:21 AM WillKeaton
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* The Jackass-inspired series of adverts for Franchise/RatchetAndClank that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:

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* The Jackass-inspired series of adverts for Franchise/RatchetAndClank ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled reveled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:
25th Oct '16 11:12:35 AM WillKeaton
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* Disrespected Bystander (alt. Cursed Bystander or Bystander-Disrespectoid): This bystander will experience a (sometimes) life-ruining event for a scene (or two). [[JustIgnoreIt When said character experiences this (s)he will often be met with ridicule or no reaction or acknowledgement at all]]. Example: The Capri Sun commercials (Disrespectoid Saga) are examples of this, since all of them contain this type. This trope largely overlaps with OffscreenInertia and WhatHappenedToTheMouse. It always falls under a form of FridgeHorror.

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* Disrespected Bystander (alt. Cursed Bystander or Bystander-Disrespectoid): This bystander will experience a (sometimes) life-ruining event for a scene (or two). [[JustIgnoreIt When said character experiences this (s)he will often be met with ridicule or no reaction or acknowledgement at all]]. Example: The Capri Sun commercials (Disrespectoid Saga) are examples of this, since all of them contain this type. This trope largely overlaps with OffscreenInertia and WhatHappenedToTheMouse. WhatHappenedToTheMouse It always falls under a form of FridgeHorror.



Compare OffscreenInertia and WhatHappenedToTheMouse.

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Compare OffscreenInertia and WhatHappenedToTheMouse.WhatHappenedToTheMouse
25th Oct '16 11:12:08 AM WillKeaton
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* Broken Bystander (or Scarred Bystander), This is a bystander who suffers a traumatic experience because of the main plot; usually these characters are nameless and rarely mentioned. Example: Film/TheMatrix has a little girl whose mother morphs into Agent Smith with astonishment.

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* Broken Bystander (or Scarred Bystander), Bystander): This is a bystander who suffers a traumatic experience because of the main plot; usually these characters are nameless and rarely mentioned. Example: Film/TheMatrix ''Film/TheMatrix'' has a little girl whose mother morphs into Agent Smith with to her astonishment.



* Victimized Bystander, This bystander is usually used for comical or exemplified purposes: their cars will explode, houses wrecked or they will be assaulted. Quintessential example of that is the Cabbage Man from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender. It's a RunningGag that the Gaang will somehow cause his cabbage cart to get destroyed and he'll scream [[CatchPhrase "MY CABBAGES!"]]. His life might not be ruined forever, but his livelihood is ruined for at least the rest of the day

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* Victimized Bystander, Bystander: This bystander is usually used for comical or exemplified purposes: their cars will explode, houses wrecked or they will be assaulted. Quintessential example of that is the Cabbage Man from WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender.''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It's a RunningGag that the Gaang will somehow cause his cabbage cart to get destroyed and he'll scream [[CatchPhrase "MY CABBAGES!"]]. His life might not be ruined forever, but his livelihood is ruined for at least the rest of the day



* Disrespected Bystander (alt. Cursed Bystander or Bystander-Disrespectoid): this bystander will experience a (sometimes) life-ruining event for a scene (or two). [[JustIgnoreIt When said character experiences this (s)he will often be met with ridicule or no reaction or acknowledgement at all]]. Example: The Capri Sun commercials (Disrespectoid Saga) are examples of this, since all of them contain this type. This trope largely overlaps with OffscreenInertia and WhatHappenedToTheMouse. It always falls under a form of FridgeHorror.

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* Disrespected Bystander (alt. Cursed Bystander or Bystander-Disrespectoid): this This bystander will experience a (sometimes) life-ruining event for a scene (or two). [[JustIgnoreIt When said character experiences this (s)he will often be met with ridicule or no reaction or acknowledgement at all]]. Example: The Capri Sun commercials (Disrespectoid Saga) are examples of this, since all of them contain this type. This trope largely overlaps with OffscreenInertia and WhatHappenedToTheMouse. It always falls under a form of FridgeHorror.
18th May '16 3:14:30 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''CSINewYork'' played with this idea. It featured a fat woman at a basketball game who was chosen to try to shoot a basket from half court as part of a promotion. An obnoxious heckler [[YouAreFat started mocking her for her weight]]. Because the incident was televised, she became an object of ridicule around the city, her boyfriend broke up with her, and complete strangers would come up to her on the street and tell her to eat a salad. Unlike in most cases, however, she wasn't forgotten; the episode was about the DisproportionateRetribution she brought on the heckler.

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* An episode of ''CSINewYork'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' played with this idea. It featured a fat woman at a basketball game who was chosen to try to shoot a basket from half court as part of a promotion. An obnoxious heckler [[YouAreFat started mocking her for her weight]]. Because the incident was televised, she became an object of ridicule around the city, her boyfriend broke up with her, and complete strangers would come up to her on the street and tell her to eat a salad. Unlike in most cases, however, she wasn't forgotten; the episode was about the DisproportionateRetribution she brought on the heckler.
24th Feb '16 5:29:34 AM MegaMarioMan
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* The Jackass-inspired series of adverts for [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]] that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:

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* The Jackass-inspired series of adverts for [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]] Franchise/RatchetAndClank that ran from the mid-to-late 2000's absolutely revelled in this trope. Each advert showcased a bunch of young boys using a weapon from the series of games, always to disastrous results:
7th Feb '16 8:12:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis", the Gang, repeatedly and unknowingly, hit this one guy's car, eventually totaling it and sending it into flames. This is then promptly lampshaded when the guy goes mad from his misfortune--though our leads, being JerkAss[=es=], fail to notice or care.
* On {{Warehouse 13}}, there are many artifacts that control a person, usually causing them to try to murder people. After an artifact is neutralized, they are usually freed from its control. It's rarely discussed whether they end up in jail for the rest of their lives because they happened to own an evil antique.

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* In ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'': "The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis", the Gang, repeatedly and unknowingly, hit this one guy's car, eventually totaling it and sending it into flames. This is then promptly lampshaded when the guy goes mad from his misfortune--though our leads, being JerkAss[=es=], fail to notice or care.
* On {{Warehouse 13}}, ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', there are many artifacts that control a person, usually causing them to try to murder people. After an artifact is neutralized, they are usually freed from its control. It's rarely discussed whether they end up in jail for the rest of their lives because they happened to own an evil antique.
17th Aug '15 6:21:57 PM smalltime
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "Fraudcast News", Squeaky-Voiced Teen accidentally crushes a man when attempting to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff. The man's girlfriend, who he had just been making out with, makes Squeaky-Voiced Teen her new boyfriend.
23rd Jul '15 6:47:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Fanfic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', the [[{{VideoGame/Touhou}} Three Mischevious Fairies]] are fascinated by some Pop TV memorabilia that they find. This being a crossover with MegasXLR, where anything Pop TV-related gets blown to pieces, a stray missile inevitably explodes right where the trio is standing.

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* In ''Fanfic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', the [[{{VideoGame/Touhou}} Three Mischevious Fairies]] are fascinated by some Pop TV memorabilia that they find. This being a crossover with MegasXLR, ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'', where anything Pop TV-related gets blown to pieces, a stray missile inevitably explodes right where the trio is standing.
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