History PlayingWith / BrokenAce

10th Apr '14 6:19:04 PM SnakeEyes
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** Derek is an AlmightyJanitor. That is, he is completely unremarkable and nobody really cares about him, but Derek is more competent than he lets on.
2nd Oct '13 12:20:49 PM Stoogebie
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** Derek has a pretty impressive track record with [[TheNarcissist an ego to match]]...but [[TheFriendNobodyLikes gets little to no respect from everyone around him]] thanks to acting like a {{jerkass}}. Though he seems like an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]] SmugSnake on the surface, he notably [[HeroicSelfDeprecation calls himself a screw up and expects himself to fail at everything]] whenever we get a glimpse of his internal monologue. Plus, the results of his JerkassFacade [[BreakTheHaughty really begin to take a toll on his psyche]].

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** Derek has a pretty impressive track record with [[TheNarcissist [[{{Narcissist}} an ego to match]]...but [[TheFriendNobodyLikes gets little to no respect from everyone around him]] thanks to acting like a {{jerkass}}. Though he seems like an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]] SmugSnake on the surface, he notably [[HeroicSelfDeprecation calls himself a screw up and expects himself to fail at everything]] whenever we get a glimpse of his internal monologue. Plus, the results of his JerkassFacade [[BreakTheHaughty really begin to take a toll on his psyche]].
2nd Oct '13 12:20:13 PM Stoogebie
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** Derek has a pretty impressive track record with [[TheNarcissist an ego to match]]...but [[TheFriendNobodyLikes gets little to no respect from everyone around him]] thanks to acting like a {{jerkass}}. Though he seems like an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]] SmugSnake on the surface, he notably [[HeroicSelfDeprecation calls himself a screw up and expects himself to fail at everything]] whenever we get a glimpse of his internal monologue. Plus, the results of his JerkassFacade [[BreakTheHaughty really begin to take a toll on his psyche]].
29th Apr '13 6:29:35 AM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Derek is attractive, well-liked, and multi-talented, but turns out to actually feel quite nervous in social situations and sometimes dislikes the recognition he receives.
29th Jan '13 2:14:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** And that he turned around and gloated to her to cover his tracks, because the thought that someone knows he's not perfect was eating him alive. Turning his moment of weakness into a SarcasticConfession retroactively.

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** And that That he turned around and gloated to her to cover his tracks, because the thought that someone knows he's not perfect was eating him alive. Turning his moment of weakness into a SarcasticConfession retroactively.



* '''Invoked''': Derek's parents intentionally mind-screw him while driving him to become TheAce.
* '''Exploited''': They do so so that whenever Derek decides to turn his back on them, they would be able to pull off a HannibalLecture as a defence.

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* '''Invoked''': Derek's parents intentionally mind-screw him while driving him to become TheAce.
TheAce so he'll be a WellDoneSonGuy.
* '''Exploited''': They do so so that whenever Derek decides to turn During a competition one of Derek's opponents [[IShallTauntYou taunts him about his back on them, they would be able to pull off a HannibalLecture as a defence.flaws so he'll slip.]]
9th Dec '12 5:03:00 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': As it turns out, Derek is a fully capable and effective Hero in his own right, but due to the pressures of society's expectations of larger-than-life supermen -- not to mention their assumptions that he ''must'' have some hidden inadequacies, since ''everybody does'' -- he's over-thinking and overworking himself in the quest to become TheAce. Had he just striven for Heroism without trying to live up to the "role" society presented him, he could have excelled.
* '''Reconstructed''': Derek knows that his constant need to be the best and live up to high expectations will destroy him, but he pushes forward because his problems are bigger than him and YouCantFightFate.



* '''Invoked''': Derek's parents intentionally mind-screw him while driving him to become TheAce.

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* '''Invoked''': Derek's parents intentionally mind-screw him while driving him to become TheAce.



* '''Deconstructed''': As it turns out, Derek is a fully capable and effective Hero in his own right, but due to the pressures of society's expectations of larger-than-life supermen -- not to mention their assumptions that he ''must'' have some hidden inadequacies, since ''everybody does'' -- he's over-thinking and overworking himself in the quest to become TheAce. Had he just striven for Heroism without trying to live up to the "role" society presented him, he could have excelled.
* '''Reconstructed''': Derek knows that his constant need to be the best and live up to high expectations will destroy him, but he pushes forward because his problems are bigger than him and YouCantFightFate.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
28th Sep '12 12:52:28 PM TVRulezAgain
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* '''Exaggerated''': Derek's the [[MartyStu absolutely perfect guy]] -- but only because his CompleteMonster [[AbusiveParents parents beat into him the idea that]] the very ''second'' he makes even the '''slightest''' mistake, the whole world will scorn him and turn their backs in an instant.

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* '''Exaggerated''': Derek's the [[MartyStu absolutely perfect guy]] -- but only because his CompleteMonster [[AbusiveParents parents beat into him the idea that]] the very ''second'' he makes even the '''slightest''' mistake, the whole world will scorn him and turn their backs in an instant.
27th May '12 5:59:09 AM Telcontar
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* '''Inverted''': Derek's a dim underachiever, but is the happiest and most innocent character in the show.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Derek's a dim underachiever, but is the happiest and most innocent character in the show.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Derek confides in [[TheIngenue Sara]] that playing the ace is actually really stressful for him... only to turn around and secretly gloat about how that sob story left her completely wrapped around his little finger. However, it's later implied that he wasn't ''completely'' lying about the toll it takes...

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Zagged''':
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Derek confides in [[TheIngenue Sara]] that playing the ace is actually really stressful for him... only to turn around and secretly gloat about how that sob story left her completely wrapped around his little finger. However, it's later implied that he wasn't ''completely'' lying about the toll it takes...



* '''Averted''': Derek isn't presented as an Ace, or is completely mentally balanced.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Derek isn't presented as an Ace, or is completely mentally balanced.
28th Mar '12 6:55:09 PM Lamiaceae
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* '''Exploited''': They do so so that whenever Derek decides to turn his back on them, they would be able to pull off a HannibelLecture as a defence.

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* '''Exploited''': They do so so that whenever Derek decides to turn his back on them, they would be able to pull off a HannibelLecture HannibalLecture as a defence.
12th Feb '12 8:46:28 PM CrazyDawg
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** Derek is talented enough to be TheAce, but ultimately his flaws keep him from ''becoming'' one; he averts the BrokenAce because his brokenness is inverse to how much of an Ace he is.
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