History TearJerker / WreckItRalph

22nd Aug '16 11:52:01 AM NWolfman
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* The ostracizing of one character is just a matter of who the game developers choose as a villain.
* The entirety of Ralph's speech at the Bad Anon meeting. He just sounds so miserable and exhausted, as anyone in his position would be.

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* The ostracizing of one It all starts with a main character is just a matter who's was literally designed to be "the bad guy" of who the game developers choose as a villain.
his story, something he eventually realizes isn't much fun.
* The entirety of Ralph's speech monologue at the Bad Anon meeting. He just sounds so miserable and exhausted, as anyone in his position shoes[[note]][[DoesNotLikeShoes Figuratively speaking]].[[/note]] would be. surely feel.
12th Jun '16 8:18:40 PM NWolfman
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*** The ''agonizing'' way Vanellope cries [[spoiler: as she's ForcedToWatch Ralph wreck her car]]. Creator/SarahSilverman genuinely (and jarringly) sounds like a poor little girl who's heart is breaking over the thing she loves the most. [[HeCanReallyAct Holy shit, can she act!]]

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*** The ''agonizing'' way Vanellope cries [[spoiler: as she's ForcedToWatch Ralph wreck her car]]. Creator/SarahSilverman genuinely (and jarringly) sounds like a poor little girl who's heart is breaking over the thing she loves the most. [[HeCanReallyAct [[HeReallyCanAct Holy shit, can she act!]]
12th Jun '16 8:17:27 PM NWolfman
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12th Jun '16 8:17:14 PM NWolfman
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* [[spoiler: Ralph, after hearing King Candy's explanation (which later proves to be a deception) about the danger Vanellope could possibly bring to herself with her glitch status, decides to destroy the very car he and Vanellope bonded over. Worse, he's not doing this because he made the selfish choice of choosing his medal, he is immensely worried of the worst case scenario for Vanellope. The devastated cries of Vanellope over the object that would finally make her dream come true is heartwrenching. We don't blame her when she cries, "you really are a bad guy."]]
** What's worse is that the scene actually averts a common cliche and is played out differently than how it is in most films, and most GenreSavvy watchers would think. [[spoiler:Vanellope doesn't rush off in a rage before he's done explaining his SadisticChoice, Ralph holds her still and makes ''sure'' she gets all of the details of it. It's only when she ends up not believing him that he finally moves to his last resort and destroys her cart. And when he does so, you can tell, you can tell just by the look on his face, that he ''hates'' what he's doing.]].
** Even worse, this happens just after [[spoiler:Vanellope gives Ralph a medal that she made herself. Sure, it was made from a heart-shaped cookie, but on the back of it were the words "You're my hero." Ralph isn't just choosing to crush Vanellope's dreams in order to keep her safe; he's doing this to the one person who saw him as something other than a villain.]]
*** Right after [[spoiler: Vanellope gives Ralph the medal]], he tries to let her down gently, playing it off like it's no big deal. She assumes he's joking and lightly tells him to knock it off. When he grows more and more frustrated, finally breaking the news to her in more blunt language, there is a brief moment where she glitches and stands up perfectly straight, quite clearly in complete shock. Her next words are little more than confused mumblings - the first time we see her rendered completely speechless - as she realises Ralph is actually serious. Ralph's words cut right through her snark and you realise that [[WhamLine they've hit her with all the force of a brick to the face.]]
** If you're not focused on Ralph's desolate form, you're noticing [[spoiler: Vanellope glitching off the tree and falling to a miserable heap on the ground. She could only remove herself through emotional distress that devastated her.]]
*** King Candy's words effectively twist the knife and pour salt in the wound.
-->'''King Candy:''' I know it's tough, but heroes have to make the tough choices, don't they?
** Of course, now we know that King Candy[[spoiler:/Turbo was goading him on to advance his plan]], making this worse.
** Again, her cries [[spoiler:as Ralph destroys the car]] are absolutely ''agonizing,'' because it doesn't sound like a voice actor playing her role. It genuinely (and jarringly) sounds like a poor little girl's heart breaking over the one thing that was gonna help improve her life.
*** And note that her voice actor is '''[[Creator/SarahSilverman SARAH SILVERMAN]]'''. SheReallyCanAct, indeed.

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* [[spoiler: Ralph, after After hearing King Candy's explanation (which later proves to be a deception) about the danger Vanellope could possibly bring to herself with her glitch status, decides to destroy and the very rest of their world by being a glitch, Ralph, wanting whats best for her, forces himself to demolish the car he and Vanellope bonded over. Worse, he's not doing this because he made the selfish choice of choosing his medal, he is immensely worried of the worst case scenario for Vanellope. The devastated cries of Vanellope over the object that would finally make helped her dream come true is heartwrenching. We don't blame her when she cries, "you really are a bad guy."]]
** What's worse is that the scene actually averts a common cliche and is played out differently than how it is in most films, and most GenreSavvy watchers would think. [[spoiler:Vanellope doesn't rush off in a rage before he's done explaining his SadisticChoice, Ralph holds her still and makes ''sure'' she gets all of the details of it. It's only when she ends up not believing him that he finally moves to his last resort and destroys her cart. And when he does so, you can tell, you can tell just by the look on his face, that he ''hates'' what he's doing.]].
** Even worse, this happens just after [[spoiler:Vanellope gives Ralph a medal that she made herself. Sure, it was made from a heart-shaped cookie, but on the back of it were the words "You're my hero." Ralph isn't just choosing to crush Vanellope's dreams in order to keep her safe; he's doing this to the one person who saw him as something other than a villain.
build which brought them together.]]
*** Right after [[spoiler: Vanellope gives ** Worse, it avoids the cliche of having [[spoiler:Vanellope speed off in a rage when she things Ralph the medal]], he tries to let is just selling her down gently, playing it off like it's no big deal. She assumes out for his medal. He forces her to stay where she is until he tells her exactly why he's joking doing this and lightly tells him only destroys her cart as a last resort when she still won't listen to knock it off. When he grows more and more frustrated, finally breaking him. And the news look on his face shows how much he ''hates'' doing what he believes he has to her in more blunt language, there is a brief moment where she glitches and stands up perfectly straight, quite clearly in complete shock. Her next words are little more than confused mumblings - the first time we see her rendered completely speechless - as she realises Ralph is actually serious. Ralph's words cut right through her snark and you realise that [[WhamLine they've hit her with all the force of a brick to the face.do.]]
** If you're not focused on Ralph's desolate form, you're noticing [[spoiler: Vanellope glitching off the tree and falling to Oh, but [[SarcasmMode it gets better]]: this all immediately follows [[spoiler:Vanellope giving Ralph a miserable heap on the ground. She could only remove medal she made herself through emotional distress that devastated her.out of a cookie with the words "You're my hero" written on the back in icing. He may be trying to keep her safe, but he's also hurting the one person who saw him as more than a villain. It makes her heartbroken sob of "You really are a bad guy" even more gut-wrenching.]]
*** Then there's Ralph's efforts to let her down gently and try to simply talk her out of racing, which she just laughs off as an annoying joke. But once she realizes he's being serious, [[WhamLine it hits her like a ton of bricks]]: she glitches and stands up perfectly straight in shock, at a loss for words.
*** The ''agonizing'' way Vanellope cries [[spoiler: as she's ForcedToWatch Ralph wreck her car]]. Creator/SarahSilverman genuinely (and jarringly) sounds like a poor little girl who's heart is breaking over the thing she loves the most. [[HeCanReallyAct Holy shit, can she act!]]
** We find out through this that the "glitching" is at least partially related to Vanellope's emotional state. After [[spoiler:Ralph destroys her car, she so devastated that she glitches off the tree Ralph hung her on into a heap on the ground]].
*** King Candy's words effectively twist the knife and pour salt in the wound.
-->'''King Candy:''' I know it's tough, but heroes have
line about "heroes [having] to make the tough choices, don't they?
** Of course, now
choices" makes the whole thing even more painful, ''especially'' after we know find out that King Candy[[spoiler:/Turbo was goading him on to advance his plan]], making this worse.
** Again, her cries [[spoiler:as Ralph destroys the car]] are absolutely ''agonizing,'' because it doesn't sound like a voice actor playing her role. It genuinely (and jarringly) sounds like a poor little girl's heart breaking over the one thing that was gonna help improve her life.
*** And note that her voice actor is '''[[Creator/SarahSilverman SARAH SILVERMAN]]'''. SheReallyCanAct, indeed.
plan]].
20th Mar '16 7:43:16 PM rjung
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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[hottip:*:The guys who did ''Music/PacManFever'', helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game]] to record a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2uM_KX_9g theme song]] for the movie. Gary Garcia [[AuthorExistenceFailure didn't live to see the song finalized or the movie released]]. Jerry Buckner kept the song in their name as a duo anyway, in tribute to his fallen friend.

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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[hottip:*:The Garcia[[note]]The guys who did ''Music/PacManFever'', helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game]] game[[/note]] to record a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2uM_KX_9g theme song]] for the movie. Gary Garcia [[AuthorExistenceFailure didn't live to see the song finalized or the movie released]]. Jerry Buckner kept the song in their name as a duo anyway, in tribute to his fallen friend.
20th Mar '16 7:41:54 PM rjung
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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[hottip:*:The guys who did Pac Man Fever, helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game]] to record a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2uM_KX_9g theme song]] for the movie. Gary Garcia [[AuthorExistenceFailure didn't live to see the song finalized or the movie released]]. Jerry Buckner kept the song in their name as a duo anyway, in tribute to his fallen friend.

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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[hottip:*:The guys who did Pac Man Fever, ''Music/PacManFever'', helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game]] to record a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl2uM_KX_9g theme song]] for the movie. Gary Garcia [[AuthorExistenceFailure didn't live to see the song finalized or the movie released]]. Jerry Buckner kept the song in their name as a duo anyway, in tribute to his fallen friend.
17th Feb '16 4:28:19 PM DoppleDelta
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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[hottip:*:The guys who did Pac Man Fever, helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game]] to record a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HthczxPTRM theme song]] for the movie. Gary Garcia [[AuthorExistenceFailure didn't live to see the song finalized or the movie released]]. Jerry Buckner kept the song in their name as a duo anyway, in tribute to his fallen friend.

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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[hottip:*:The guys who did Pac Man Fever, helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. game]] to record a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HthczxPTRM com/watch?v=Wl2uM_KX_9g theme song]] for the movie. Gary Garcia [[AuthorExistenceFailure didn't live to see the song finalized or the movie released]]. Jerry Buckner kept the song in their name as a duo anyway, in tribute to his fallen friend.
10th Dec '15 6:41:35 AM katethegr8
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*** YMMV on the round of applause part, as she was also willing to risk the wellbeing of all the characters in Sugar Rush in order to race, but this tidbit makes her all the more tragic. But considering the way she's been treated by them for years, it's not surprising that she would not be too concerned what would happen to them.



* YMMV on this one, but the scene near the end where Vanellope, [[spoiler:who has regained her status as the game's princess, makes all the other racers who tormented her earlier break down in tears after decreeing that they be executed]] seems to come off as a bit cruel and mean-spirited. Sure, [[spoiler:she revealed that she was just joking about it moments later, and, to be fair, the other racers KINDA deserved it]], but you can't help but [[spoiler:feel sorry for them as they bawl their eyes out.]] Hell, after all the other stuff already mentioned on this page, you might even cry along with them.

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* YMMV on this one, but the The scene near the end where Vanellope, [[spoiler:who has regained her status as the game's princess, makes all the other racers who tormented her earlier break down in tears after decreeing that they be executed]] seems to come off as a bit cruel and mean-spirited. Sure, [[spoiler:she revealed that she was just joking about it moments later, and, to be fair, the other racers KINDA deserved it]], but you can't help but [[spoiler:feel sorry for them as they bawl their eyes out.]] Hell, after all the other stuff already mentioned on this page, you might even cry along with them.
4th Dec '15 2:43:00 PM Fox-Pirate-87
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**Even worse when you realize they're making fun of her the same way a bully makes fun of someone with a physical or mental disability.
7th Sep '15 9:01:10 AM akanesarumara
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* Imagine for a moment that Vanellope hadn't saved Ralph and he had died in the cola volcano. All the Bad-Anon members would ever know of what happened would be that despite their attempts to help him, Ralph went Turbo and ended up getting himself killed. They would probably feel somewhat guilty that they weren't able to help him with his problems when he came to them for help coping with his life. They would never know that the bad guy creed they taught him gave him the courage to save an entire game world and comforted him as he fell to his doom. They would never know how much their support helped him in the most important moment of his life.

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* Imagine for a moment that Vanellope hadn't saved Ralph and he had died in the cola volcano. All the Bad-Anon members would ever know of what happened would be that despite their attempts to help him, Ralph went Turbo and ended up getting himself killed. They would probably feel somewhat guilty that they weren't able to help him with his problems when he came to them for help coping with his life. They would never know that the bad guy creed they taught him gave him the courage to save an entire game world and comforted him as he fell to his doom. They would never know how much their support helped him in the most important moment of his life.life- they would find out Ralph sacrificed himself from them, as Felix would probably spread the word like wildfire, but Felix was too far away to hear the Bad Anon affirmation and wouldn't have recognized it anyways.
** With Ralph gone, Fix-it Felix Jr. would be unplugged. The Nicelanders and Felix would be all homeless, begging next to Q*Bert and Co., instead of Ralph and Felix taking Q*Bert in.
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