History TearJerker / WreckItRalph

22nd Jan '17 1:11:04 AM AriRockefeller
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**** This was after Felix [[TraumaButton accidentally set her off by calling her]] [[InnocentlyInsensitive a "dynamite gal"]]. He was trying to be kind...but being called by her betrothed's AffectionateNickname for her made her FreakOut.
14th Jan '17 11:13:30 PM Iku
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** 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.

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** 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.
14th Jan '17 11:01:26 PM Iku
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** What really clinches it is [[spoiler:Ralph looking at the medal Vanellope made for him while he falls]]. Cue the tears.

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** What really clinches it is [[spoiler:Ralph looking at the medal Vanellope made for him while he falls]]. 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.
6th Jan '17 3:33:56 PM QueenSaeryen
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** Adding to this, just think of ''any'' villain from a video game. If you believe in this continuity, that character is actually a [[MeanCharacterNiceActor decent person who has to act evil]]. The worse the villain is in game, the more emotional problems similar to Ralph's they probably have.
13th Dec '16 5:02:24 PM creader
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** And unlike the other three protagonists, she has ''no one''. Felix is a well-respected "good guy" among his game, Calhoun has her soldiers to keep company, and Ralph has other "bad guys". But Vanellope can't go out of her game to befriend others. Meaning she is forced to be in the same world as her tormentors.
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.
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