History TearJerker / WreckItRalph

15th Nov '17 6:22:33 AM SorPepita
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** The moment that leads to this decision is equally worthy of tears. The [[spoiler:Cy-Bug revived Turbo grabs Ralph and flies with him up in the air, grabs his head and yanks it in the direction of where Vanellope is along with Felix and Calhoun, and proceeds to tell him ''[[ForcedToWatch to watch]]'' while Vanellope gets ''eaten'' by the Cy-Bugs.]]

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** The moment that leads to this decision is equally worthy of tears. The [[spoiler:Cy-Bug revived [[spoiler:Cy-Bug-revived Turbo grabs Ralph and flies with him up in the air, grabs his head and yanks it in the direction of where Vanellope is along with Felix and Calhoun, and proceeds to tell him ''[[ForcedToWatch to watch]]'' while Vanellope gets ''eaten'' by the Cy-Bugs.]]



* During the finale while Calhoun and Felix are trying to [[spoiler: evacuate the residents of Sugar Rush due to the Cy Bug invasion]], Ralph desperately trying to take Vanellope with him but her [[spoiler: glitching doesn't allow her to follow]]. Vanellope then proceeds to tell Ralph "It's okay. Just go. Go without me." Cue the waterworks.

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* "I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me."
** What really clinches it is [[spoiler:Ralph looking at the medal Vanellope made for him while he falls. Take note that his fist was faltering as he fell even as he recited his Bad-Anon Mantra. His whole body language was expressing the terrible fear he was attempting to suppress with the mantra. It was him looking at the medal that gave him the strength to recite the rest of the mantra resolutely and hold himself with determination.]] Cue the tears.
** Take a real close look at [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/d430c3254a6978df28a89a3966c94db8/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o1_1280.jpg these]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/ea07396adbdadc39852bc6265b2a791e/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o2_r1_1280.jpg two]] screenshots. For just a second as he falls, Ralph opens his eyes to [[spoiler:look at the medal one last time- it is the last thing he expects to see before his FinalDeath.]] And then he closes his eyes again and he ''smiles.'' He just smiles. Cue more tears.
* During the finale while Calhoun and Felix are trying to [[spoiler: evacuate the residents of Sugar Rush due to the Cy Bug invasion]], Ralph desperately trying tries to take Vanellope with him but her [[spoiler: glitching doesn't allow her to follow]]. Vanellope then proceeds to tell Ralph "It's okay. Just go. Go without me." Cue the waterworks.



* The quick gag that Felix says that Ralph sometimes falls asleep in the bar "Tappers". Through a darker lens it could be that [[DrowningMySorrows he drinks a lot some days.]]

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* The quick gag that of Felix says saying that Ralph sometimes falls asleep in the bar "Tappers". Through a darker lens it could be that [[DrowningMySorrows he drinks a lot some days.]]



* "I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me."
** What really clinches it is [[spoiler:Ralph looking at the medal Vanellope made for him while he falls. Take note that his fist was faltering as he fell even as he recited his Bad-Anon Mantra. His whole body language was expressing the terrible fear he was attempting to suppress with the mantra. It was him looking at the medal that gave him the strength to recite the rest of the mantra resolutely and hold himself with determination.]] Cue the tears.
** Take a real close look at [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/d430c3254a6978df28a89a3966c94db8/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o1_1280.jpg these]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/ea07396adbdadc39852bc6265b2a791e/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o2_r1_1280.jpg two]] screenshots. For just a second as he falls, Ralph opens his eyes to [[spoiler:look at the medal one last time- it is the last thing he expects to see before his FinalDeath.]] And then he closes his eyes again and he ''smiles.'' He just smiles. Cue more tears.
15th Nov '17 6:08:42 AM SorPepita
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** 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]].

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** 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 is so devastated that she glitches off the tree Ralph hung her on into a heap on the ground]].



* [[spoiler: Ralph's near-HeroicSacrifice by divebombing head first into mentos, planning to be boiled alive in Diet Cola Hot Springs, all while stating the Bad Annon Affirmation and looking at Vanellope's message of "You're my Hero" as he whispers the last line.]]

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* [[spoiler: Ralph's near-HeroicSacrifice by divebombing head first into mentos, Mentos, planning to be boiled alive in Diet Cola Hot Springs, all while stating the Bad Annon Affirmation and looking at Vanellope's message of "You're my Hero" as he whispers the last line.]]
15th Nov '17 6:06:25 AM SorPepita
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* [[spoiler: After hearing King Candy's explanation (which later proves to be a deception) about the danger Vanellope could possibly bring to herself and the rest of their world by being a glitch, Ralph, wanting whats best for her, forces himself to demolish the car he helped her build which brought them together.]]

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* [[spoiler: After hearing King Candy's explanation (which later proves to be a deception) about the danger Vanellope could possibly bring to herself and the rest of their world by being a glitch, Ralph, wanting whats what's best for her, forces himself to demolish the car he helped her build which brought them together.]]
15th Nov '17 6:01:47 AM SorPepita
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* Once he gets to ''Sugar Rush'', [[spoiler:Vanellope steals his medal, and it's inadvertently destroyed]], Ralph totally loses it and proceeds to wreck anything he can smash in a fit of rage! It's a bit narmy and maybe hilarious to some until you really consider his situation. After a life of neglect from being a bad guy ''and'' finally doing the impossible and proving a bad guy can get a medal, he LOSES it before he can show anybody he knows! This was probably his ''only'' chance to get a medal the hard way, and now he's just back to face a life of utter torment! The look on his face screams, "Because I wreck stuff!! That's all I exist for right, World, you piece of crap!!!??" It's more than a few peoples' dream to be worth something, and even more people have given up on it already.

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* Once he gets to ''Sugar Rush'', [[spoiler:Vanellope steals his medal, and it's inadvertently destroyed]], Ralph totally loses it and proceeds to wreck anything he can smash in a fit of rage! It's a bit narmy and maybe hilarious to some until you really consider his situation. After a life of neglect from being a bad guy ''and'' finally doing the impossible and proving a bad guy can get a medal, he LOSES it before he can show anybody he knows! This was probably his ''only'' chance to get a medal the hard way, and now he's just back to face a life of utter torment! The look on his face screams, "Because I wreck stuff!! That's all I exist for for, right, World, you piece of crap!!!??" It's more than a few peoples' dream to be worth something, and even more people have given up on it already.
15th Nov '17 2:34:38 AM SorPepita
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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[note]]The guys who did ''Music/PacManFever'', helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. 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.


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* A Meta TearJerker: Disney got Buckner and Garcia[[note]]The guys who did ''Music/PacManFever'', helping with the {{Retraux}} feel of the Fix-It Felix Jr. 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.
15th Nov '17 2:33:49 AM SorPepita
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** The second trailer reveals that he ''uses a pile of bricks as a bed cover!'' ...damn.

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** The second trailer reveals that he ''uses a pile of bricks as a bed cover!'' ... damn.



** What makes this worse is that Ralph seems to genuinely like the cake at first...but then notices he doesn't seem to be anywhere on top of it with the others. Then the camera pans down and he sees the figurine at the bottom in the mud pit where he usually lands after someone finishes a stage. His reaction is pretty understandable yet the others (including Felix) don't seem to understand his displeasure with this.

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** What makes this worse is that Ralph seems to genuinely like the cake at first... but then notices he doesn't seem to be anywhere on top of it with the others. Then the camera pans down and he sees the figurine at the bottom in the mud pit where he usually lands after someone finishes a stage. His reaction is pretty understandable yet the others (including Felix) don't seem to understand his displeasure with this.



-->'''Ralph:''' ''(stunned)'' By yourself? ...With all this garbage around you?

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-->'''Ralph:''' ''(stunned)'' By yourself? ... With all this garbage around you?
30th Sep '17 8:52:13 AM TheKoS
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** The whole scene with the anniversary cake (and the horrible, insulting little figurine they made of poor Ralph) will ''crush your soul.''

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** The whole scene with the anniversary cake (and the [[{{Demonization}} horrible, insulting little figurine they made of poor Ralph) Ralph]]) will ''crush your soul.''



-->'''Vanellope:''' Well, yeah. Everyone here says I'm just a mistake and that I wasn't even supposed to exist. What do you expect?

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-->'''Vanellope:''' Well, yeah. Everyone I mean, everyone here says I'm just a mistake and that I wasn't even supposed to exist. What do you expect?
29th Sep '17 12:00:53 PM TheKoS
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* The heartbroken look on Ralph's face, the moment he realizes he and Vanellope's plights are similar. "By yourself? ...With all this garbage around you?"
** Also, when Vanellope explains that she likes to use discarded candy wrappers as blankets "like a little homeless lady." She ''is'' a little homeless girl. Kid, usually the point is to ''not'' be okay with being homeless!

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* When Vanellope shows Ralph where she's been living in over the years.
-->'''Vanellope:''' Welcome to my home! I sleep in these candy wrappers and I bundle myself up like a little homeless lady...
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The heartbroken look on Ralph's face, face the moment he realizes he [[NotSoDifferent his and Vanellope's plights are similar. "By similar.]]
-->'''Ralph:''' ''(stunned)'' By
yourself? ...With all this garbage around you?"
** Also, when Vanellope explains
you?
-->'''Vanellope:''' Well, yeah. Everyone here says I'm just a mistake and
that she likes I wasn't even supposed to use discarded candy wrappers as blankets "like a little homeless lady." She ''is'' a little homeless girl. Kid, usually the point is to ''not'' be okay with being homeless!exist. What do you expect?
31st Jul '17 12:52:40 PM ChaoticNovelist
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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.

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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.disability, i.e. sarcastically mimicking it.
31st Jul '17 12:44:16 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Worse, it avoids the cliche of having [[spoiler:Vanellope speed off in a rage when she things Ralph is just selling her out for his medal. He forces her to stay where she is until he tells her exactly why he's doing this and only destroys her cart as a last resort when she still won't listen to him. And the look on his face shows how much he ''hates'' doing what he believes he has to do.]]
** Oh, but [[SarcasmMode it gets better]]: this all immediately follows [[spoiler:Vanellope giving Ralph a medal she made herself 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.]]

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** Worse, it avoids the cliche of having [[spoiler:Vanellope speed off in a rage when she things thinks Ralph is just selling her out for his medal. He forces her to stay where she is until he tells her exactly why he's doing this and only destroys her cart as a last resort when she still won't listen to him. And the look on his face shows how much he ''hates'' doing what he believes he has to do.]]
** Oh, but [[SarcasmMode it gets better]]: But wait! There's more: this all immediately follows [[spoiler:Vanellope giving Ralph a medal she made herself 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.]]



* [[spoiler: Ralph's near-HeroicSacrifice by divebombing head first into mentos, planning to be boiled alive in Diet Cola Hot Springs, all while stating the Bad Guy Creed and looking at Vanellope's message of "You're my Hero" as he whispers the last line.]]

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* [[spoiler: Ralph's near-HeroicSacrifice by divebombing head first into mentos, planning to be boiled alive in Diet Cola Hot Springs, all while stating the Bad Guy Creed Annon Affirmation and looking at Vanellope's message of "You're my Hero" as he whispers the last line.]]



** What about the moment that leads to this decision of his? The [[spoiler:Cy-Bug revived Turbo grabs Ralph and flies with him up in the air, grabs his head and yanks it in the direction of where Vanellope is along with Felix and Calhoun, and proceeds to tell him ''[[ForcedToWatch to watch]]'' while Vanellope gets ''eaten'' by the Cy-Bugs.]]
** To wit, at this point [[spoiler: all the Sugar Rushers have been evacuated. Only Van, Felix, and Calhoun are there to witness his act and it's debatable how much longer Felix and Calhoun could stay in/near the threshold of the plug. Meaning that his sacrifice would not be known to anyone but a handful. And he doesn't care. A far cry from the start of the movie where he ''wanted'' that public recognition.]]

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** What about the The moment that leads to this decision is equally worthy of his? tears. The [[spoiler:Cy-Bug revived Turbo grabs Ralph and flies with him up in the air, grabs his head and yanks it in the direction of where Vanellope is along with Felix and Calhoun, and proceeds to tell him ''[[ForcedToWatch to watch]]'' while Vanellope gets ''eaten'' by the Cy-Bugs.]]
** To wit, at this point [[spoiler: all the Sugar Rushers have been evacuated. Only Van, Felix, and Calhoun are there to witness his act and it's debatable how much longer Felix and Calhoun could stay in/near the threshold of the plug. Meaning that his sacrifice would not be known to anyone but a handful. And he doesn't care. A care; a far cry from the start of the movie where he ''wanted'' that public recognition.]]



*** Look at Ralph's face when he finds he can't bring Vanellope through the exit. It is eating him up inside something awful at the prospect of leaving her behind, even as she entreats him to.

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*** Look at Ralph's face when he finds out he can't bring Vanellope through the exit. It is eating him up inside something awful at the prospect of leaving her behind, even as she entreats him to.



** Notably, Calhoun and Felix both gradually back into the portal as they helplessly hold Vanellope's hands to prevent her from running toward Ralph. They lose grip of her as soon as they are through the portal.
*** AlternativeCharacterInterpretation makes this detail bad in a different way: Not only are they holding her back, but they're trying to comfort her, a little girl that they barely know. They might not even realize she's a glitch until they make it through the barrier and she doesn't. Imagine being two good-hearted people, especially a chivalrous goof like Felix, and being stuck in that situation.
** Just an ImagineSpot of [[spoiler: poor Vanellope begging and pleading for someone to help her as the world disappears is terrible. ''No one'' should have to go through that.]]

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** Notably, Calhoun and Felix both gradually back into the portal as they helplessly hold Vanellope's hands to prevent her from running toward Ralph. They lose grip of her as soon as they are through the portal.
*** AlternativeCharacterInterpretation FridgeBrilliance makes this detail bad in a different way: Not only are they holding her back, but they're trying to comfort her, a little girl that they barely know. They might not even realize she's a glitch until they make it through the barrier and she doesn't. Imagine being two good-hearted people, especially a chivalrous goof like Felix, and being stuck in that situation.
** Just an ImagineSpot of [[spoiler: poor Vanellope begging and pleading for someone to help her as the world ''Sugar Rush'' disappears behind her is terrible. ''No one'' should have to go through that.]]



*** It is FridgeBrilliance, but perhaps in a different way. King Candy probably did try to persuade her not to race at some point, with the same story he told Ralph about it being for her own good, but, as Candy told Ralph, she would not listen. Why? Because racing is in her code, that is, in her ''soul''. She knows that racing may kill her, but she is ''willing'' to die to do it. That's why Ralph's willingness to sacrifice his own life at the end is so important to his character development: he finally has something that ''he'' is willing to die for.

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*** It is FridgeBrilliance, but perhaps FridgeBrilliance in a different way.another way as well. King Candy probably did try to persuade her not to race at some point, with the same story he told Ralph about it being for her own good, but, as Candy told Ralph, she would not listen. Why? Because racing is in her code, that is, in her ''soul''. She knows that racing may kill her, but she is ''willing'' to die to do it. That's why Ralph's willingness to sacrifice his own life at the end is so important to his character development: he finally has something that ''he'' is willing to die for.



** The line also feels like Gene is rubbing in how poorly the Nicelanders treat Ralph while still foisting all of the blame for the situation onto him, ignoring how the whole mess could have been avoided if they hadn't treated Ralph like dirt all that time for no good reason.
*** Alternatively, Gene ''does'' know that it's all largely his fault. But after being mean to Ralph for so long, it's just ''easier'' for him to pin the blame on the "bad guy" than to [[NeverMyFault blame himself.]]

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** The line also feels like Gene is rubbing in how poorly the Nicelanders treat Ralph while still foisting all of the blame for the situation onto him, ignoring how the whole mess could have been avoided if they hadn't treated Ralph like dirt all that time for no good reason.
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reason. Alternatively, Gene ''does'' know that it's all largely his fault. But after being mean to Ralph for so long, it's just ''easier'' for him to pin the blame on the "bad guy" than to [[NeverMyFault blame himself.]]]] Either way, it's sad.



** Take a real close look at [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/d430c3254a6978df28a89a3966c94db8/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o1_1280.jpg these]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/ea07396adbdadc39852bc6265b2a791e/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o2_r1_1280.jpg two]] screenshots. For just a second as he falls, Ralph opens his eyes to [[spoiler:look at the medal one last time- it is almost the last thing he ever sees.]] And then he closes his eyes again and he ''smiles.'' He just smiles. Cue more tears.

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** Take a real close look at [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/d430c3254a6978df28a89a3966c94db8/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o1_1280.jpg these]] [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/ea07396adbdadc39852bc6265b2a791e/tumblr_mnc9pmNU5f1rv08z0o2_r1_1280.jpg two]] screenshots. For just a second as he falls, Ralph opens his eyes to [[spoiler:look at the medal one last time- it is almost the last thing he ever sees.expects to see before his FinalDeath.]] And then he closes his eyes again and he ''smiles.'' He just smiles. Cue more tears.
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