History PlayingWith / ForHappiness

1st Jun '17 4:55:45 AM imadmagician
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** Alice does what she can to make people happy. Unfortunately, said people are [[HumansAreBastards bloodthirsty monsters]] whose idea of entertainment is [[BloodSport gory gladiator fights]].


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** Alice teaches those people empathy (or downright forces some in them, akin to the [[Franchise/GreenLantern Indigo Tribe]]) so they're able to find happiness outside others' suffering.
7th Dec '16 10:03:16 AM Scrounge
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** Alice just doesn't get that there are times when people ''should'' be unhappy, and her attempts to get Bob to weather a particularly nasty divorce with a smile on his face and a song in his heart only makes the situation more stressful.

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** Alice just doesn't get that there are times when people ''should'' be unhappy, and her attempts to get Bob to weather a particularly nasty divorce with a smile on his face and a song in his heart only makes make the situation more stressful.
9th Apr '14 12:19:45 PM LadyJafaria
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* '''Invoked''': "Puppies, kittens, baby penguins...I think I've got everything I need."

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* '''Invoked''': "Puppies, kittens, " [[PreciousPuppy Puppies]], [[CuteKitten kittens]], baby penguins...[[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]]...I think I've got everything I need."
1st Dec '13 9:57:26 AM TVRulezAgain
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* '''Exploited''': A CompleteMonster tricked Bob into doing something for him by showing how it will make everyone happy. In reality, it would lead to the apocalypse.

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* '''Exploited''': A CompleteMonster villain tricked Bob into doing something for him by showing how it will make everyone happy. In reality, it would lead to the apocalypse.
21st Jun '13 12:16:20 PM LadyJafaria
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** HappinessIsMandatory (which eventually does ''not'' result in real happiness)
18th Jan '13 11:22:18 PM skywerewolf
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** The character feels other people should never be as depressed as they are, or should be as happy as they are.
15th Jan '13 7:54:08 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': The character only cares for his loved ones' happiness.

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* '''Downplayed''': The character only cares for his loved ones' happiness.



** Alternately, she's TheEmpath. Happy people are much more comfortable to be around.

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** Alternately, she's TheEmpath. Happy people are much more comfortable to be around.



** ForGreatJustice (whenever contradicts).

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** ForGreatJustice (whenever contradicts).([[BeingGoodSucks whenever it goes against happiness]]).



* '''Deconstructed''':
** TotalitarianUtilitarian
** Alice avoids [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the above problem]], but develops SamaritanSyndrome as she goes out of her way to cause as much happiness as possible.
** Alice just doesn't get that there are times when people ''should'' be unhappy, and her attempts to get Bob to weather a particularly nasty divorce with a smile on his face and a song in his heart only makes the situation more stressful.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** ...combined with StrawmanHasAPoint
** Bob reminds her that if she focuses on her own happiness once in a while, she'll be in a better frame of mind to help others.
** ...But still, it's not good to swell on the negative so much, and while Alice realizes that Bob is going through a bad time and isn't going to be doing cartwheels any time soon, she does her best to make his life suck a little bit less.



* '''Lampshaded''': "No, Bob. I want people around me to be happy. When my pals are unhappy, I can't be all that happy myself."

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
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"No, Bob. I want people around me to be happy. When my pals are unhappy, I can't be all that happy myself."



* '''PlayedForLaughs''': Alice is nowhere to be found. Bob tracks her down by finding out whose birthday it is and showing up at the party.

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* '''PlayedForLaughs''': '''Deconstructed''':
** TotalitarianUtilitarian
** Alice avoids [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope the above problem]], but develops SamaritanSyndrome as she goes out of her way to cause as much happiness as possible.
** Alice just doesn't get that there are times when people ''should'' be unhappy, and her attempts to get Bob to weather a particularly nasty divorce with a smile on his face and a song in his heart only makes the situation more stressful.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** ...combined with StrawmanHasAPoint
** Bob reminds her that if she focuses on her own happiness once in a while, she'll be in a better frame of mind to help others.
** ...But still, it's not good to swell on the negative so much, and while Alice realizes that Bob is going through a bad time and isn't going to be doing cartwheels any time soon, she does her best to make his life suck a little bit less.
* '''Played For Laughs''':
Alice is nowhere to be found. Bob tracks her down by finding out whose birthday it is and showing up at the party.



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7th Sep '12 9:54:58 PM Scrounge
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** "I swear, every time I see Alice, part of me expects her to start passing out cupcakes..." "Oh, hi Bob! Want a cupcake?"



* '''PlayedForLaughs''': Alice is nowhere to be found. Bob tracks her down by finding out whose birthday it is and showing up at the party.



Back to ForHappiness

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Back Come on back to ForHappinessForHappiness! We promise you'll love it!
9th Jun '12 10:27:47 PM Scrounge
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** Alice just doesn't get that there are times when people ''should'' be unhappy, and her attempts to get Bob to weather a particularly nasty divorce with a smile on his face and a song in his heart only makes the situation more stressful.



** ...But still, it's not good to swell on the negative so much, and while Alice realizes that Bob is going through a bad time and isn't going to be doing cartwheels any time soon, she does her best to make his life suck a little bit less.



* '''Exploited''': A CompleteMonster tricked Bob into doing something for him by showing how it will make eveyone happy. In reality, it would lead to the apocalypse.

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* '''Exploited''': A CompleteMonster tricked Bob into doing something for him by showing how it will make eveyone everyone happy. In reality, it would lead to the apocalypse.
7th Jun '12 3:31:31 AM Telcontar
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* '''Justified''': The character likes happiness (duh!) ''and'' has a good-natured disposition.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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The character likes happiness (duh!) ''and'' has a good-natured disposition.



* '''Inverted''': ForTheEvulz

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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ForTheEvulz



* '''Deconstructed''': TotalitarianUtilitarian

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* '''Deconstructed''': '''Deconstructed''':
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TotalitarianUtilitarian



* '''Reconstructed''': ...combined with StrawmanHasAPoint

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* '''Reconstructed''': ...'''Reconstructed''':
** ...
combined with StrawmanHasAPoint
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