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29th Sep '16 9:10:53 AM bjshipley1
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* A heroic example in ''Film/RockyBalboa'', used by the title character's son to motivate him before the third round:
-->'''Robert''': Hey, stay on him! Everybody thought this was a joke, including me! Now, nobody's laughing! Stay on him!
26th Sep '16 11:46:51 PM intastiel
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* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you have the option of acting like a total disdainful {{Jerkass}} to the human thralls of several vampires. They, in turn, will write you off as a liability and take a shot at putting you back in your grave when the opportunity arises. Since one of them, Mercurio, becomes YourFriendInTheBlackMarket if you're decent to him and is strongly implied to be one of two completely trustworthy people in your life, if you push him over the edge, you've probably earned a few bullet holes.
26th Sep '16 11:27:02 PM intastiel
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* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'', you have the option of acting like a total disdainful {{Jerkass}} to the human thralls of several vampires. They, in turn, will write you off as a liability and take a shot at putting you back in your grave when the opportunity arises. Since one of them, Mercurio, becomes YourFriendInTheBlackMarket if you're decent to him and is strongly implied to be one of two completely trustworthy people in your life, if you push him over the edge, you've probably earned a few bullet holes.
24th Aug '16 7:56:22 AM Odd1
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* [[Music/GeorgeGershwin George]] and IraGershwin's song "They All Laughed" lists instances throughout history of great minds who were mocked in their time (from Christopher Columbus supposedly proving that the earth is round to Milton Hershey's incredible ability to sell chocolate to people who want to eat chocolate), comparing these instances to how the singer was mocked for his love for "you."
10th Jul '16 8:25:45 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Eric Young's FaceHeelTurn in {{TNA}} in 2009 is a textbook Who's Laughing Now. Young was a comedy character for much of his run in TNA, and eventually began to perceive himself as the ButtMonkey of the company, especially when he joined the Front Line and dumped many of the comedy aspects of the character. Eric's inability to get title shots and opportunities for whatever reason resulted in him forming the World Elite faction, a group of [[{{Eagleland}} Anti-American]] {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s who believe their perceived lack of success and popularity is because they were not born in the United States.
* Has happened pretty often in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in an attempt to give a comedy character a bigger push by making them "more serious" with Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} (went from dancing with Too Cool to running over Stone Cold), Wrestling/GregoryHelms (originally a superhero parody) and most recently with [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] (originally rapped his way to the ring). Nine times out of ten, it doesn't work.

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* Eric Young's FaceHeelTurn in {{TNA}} Wrestling/{{TNA}} in 2009 is a textbook Who's Laughing Now. Young was had a comedy character gimmick for much of his run in TNA, and eventually began to perceive himself as the ButtMonkey of the company, especially when he joined the Front Line and dumped many of the comedy aspects of the character.said gimmick. Eric's inability to get title shots and opportunities for whatever reason resulted in him forming the World Elite faction, a group of [[{{Eagleland}} Anti-American]] {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s who believe their perceived lack of success and popularity is because they were not born in the United States.
* Has happened pretty often in Wrestling/{{WWE}} in an attempt to give a wrestler used for comedy character a bigger push by making them "more serious" with Wrestling/{{Rikishi}} (went from dancing with Too Cool to running over Stone Cold), Wrestling/{{Stone Cold|SteveAustin}}), Wrestling/GregoryHelms (originally a superhero parody) and most recently with [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]] (originally rapped his way to the ring). Nine times out of ten, it doesn't work.



* Subverted with Wrestling/SantinoMarella, who was a comedy face but was turned heel and still kept his comedy status. He got so popular they turned him back face and he TookALevelInBadass, even winning the Tag Team Titles.
* The reaction of Wrestling/JohnCena when Wrestling/TripleH thought it was finny to tease Cena about his failure at a rematch Wrestling/RandyOrton at the 2014 despite the “no interferences” cause, which only applied to Wrestling/TheAuthority not the [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily group]] who did. However, is this so? [[spoiler: Triple H forgot about the DQ rule still applied in the 6-man tag match against Wrestling/TheShield when it happened again.]] The [[Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} two]] [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson men]] on Cena’s team.

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* Subverted with Wrestling/SantinoMarella, who was a comedy face {{face}} but was turned heel and still kept his comedy status. He got so popular they turned him back face and he TookALevelInBadass, even winning the Tag Team TagTeam Titles.
* The reaction of Wrestling/JohnCena when Wrestling/TripleH thought it was finny funny to tease Cena about his failure at a rematch Wrestling/RandyOrton at the 2014 despite the “no interferences” cause, which only applied to Wrestling/TheAuthority not the [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily group]] who did. However, is this so? [[spoiler: Triple H forgot about the DQ rule still applied in the 6-man tag match against Wrestling/TheShield when it happened again.]] The [[Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} two]] [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson men]] on Cena’s team.
28th Jun '16 10:55:07 PM redandready45
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* Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP, and an outspoken opponent of Eurosceptism, invoked this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ewRNSfyiI his address to the European Union after the success of the Brexit campaign]].

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* Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP, and an outspoken opponent supporter of Eurosceptism, invoked this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ewRNSfyiI his address to the European Union after the success of the Brexit campaign]].
28th Jun '16 10:54:32 PM redandready45
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* Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP, and an outspoken opponent of Eurosceptism, invoked this in his address to the European Union after the success of the Brexit campaign.

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* Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP, and an outspoken opponent of Eurosceptism, invoked this in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ewRNSfyiI his address to the European Union after the success of the Brexit campaign.campaign]].
28th Jun '16 10:52:53 PM redandready45
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* Nigel Farage, leader of the UKIP, and an outspoken opponent of Eurosceptism, invoked this in his address to the European Union after the success of the Brexit campaign.
--> '''Nigel Farage''': Isn't it funny. [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail You know when I came here 17 years ago, and I said I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me]]. Well. I have to say, you're not laughing now, are you?
28th Jun '16 4:05:42 PM ThePest179
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* The UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High shooters are sometimes falsely portrayed as this. Many other school shooters, both before and after, were this trope to a T but they were not. There's also the 2007 Virginia Tech shooter Seung Hui Cho. His videos that he mailed to NBC directly stated that this was his motive.

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* The UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} High shooters are sometimes falsely portrayed as this. Many other school shooters, both before and after, were this trope to a T (sometimes) but they were not. There's also the 2007 Virginia Tech shooter Seung Hui Cho. His videos that he mailed to NBC directly stated that this was his motive.motive (although, the truth is that Cho was severely mentally ill and his motive had little basis in reality).
11th Jun '16 10:01:14 AM nmn3r3
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* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is a glaring example. In a twist, his actions as a BigBad result in him becoming the ButtMonkey again and again.

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* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' is a glaring example. Being a total screwup of an unwanted sidekick leads him to be rejected by his idol, which leads him to try and kill off all the world's superheros and rub it in said idol's face. In a twist, his actions as a BigBad result in him becoming the ButtMonkey again and again.again, because while he is a legitimate threat, he has no idea how to work under pressure. Once things don't go the way he planned, he ends up scrambling to rerail the scenario until it blows up in his face.
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