History TearJerker / WreckItRalph

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.
31st Jul '17 12:16:16 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*** Ralph says, "but it's actually fine." It seems more like a living condition a guy with his brawn can handle.
*** It's more like he's such a humble and good-natured guy that he really just doesn't like to complain. His speech at the Badanon meeting is so reserved and restrained when, considering what he's been putting up with for '''thirty years''', he has EVERY right to be thoroughly pissed off. He's such a NiceGuy that he doesn't even like to complain about sleeping under a pile of bricks. And that's just sad.

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*** Ralph says, "but it's actually fine." It seems more like a living condition a guy with his brawn can handle.
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" It's more like he's such a humble and good-natured guy that he really just doesn't like to complain. His speech at the Badanon meeting is so reserved and restrained when, considering what he's been putting up with for '''thirty years''', he has EVERY right to be thoroughly pissed off. He's such a NiceGuy that he doesn't even like to complain about sleeping under a pile of bricks. And that's just sad.



** Vanellope even says, "Everyone says I'm a mistake." With that, she turns from simply an annoying brat to a lost little girl in a world that despises her for simply existing and desperately needs help to become the PluckyGirl we now know she can be.

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** Vanellope even says, "Everyone says I'm a mistake." With that, she turns from simply an annoying brat to a lost little girl in a world that despises her for simply existing and desperately needs help to become the PluckyGirl we now know she can be.help.



*** The part where she wraps herself up in discarded candy wrappers, smiling all the while, shows how alone and defenseless she really was. Ralph pretty much picks up on it instantly and probably feels like a jackass at that point. Sure he's shunned in his game, but at the most the Nicelanders just avoid him and he at least has the ability to leave. [[spoiler: What's more, at the time, he didn't know Vanellope was a crucial part of the game too and figured as a minor character, nothing would be lost if she did leave.]] Vanellope is in a world where the inhabitants treat her like a Class-A criminal and will actually harm her.

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*** The part where she wraps herself up in discarded candy wrappers, smiling all the while, shows how alone and defenseless she really was. Ralph pretty much picks up on it instantly and probably feels like a jackass at that point. Sure he's shunned in his game, but at the most the Nicelanders just avoid him and he at least has the ability to leave. [[spoiler: What's more, at the time, he didn't know Vanellope was a crucial part of the game too and figured as a minor character, nothing would be lost if she did leave.]] Vanellope is in a world where the inhabitants treat her like a Class-A criminal and will actually harm her.



*** And according to the game trailer, ''Sugar Rush'' came out in 1997. Assuming the movie takes place in 2012, that means Vanellope has been living this way for '''''fifteen years'''''. Ouch.
** 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.

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*** And according According to the game trailer, ''Sugar Rush'' came out in 1997. Assuming the movie takes place in 2012, that means Vanellope has been living this way for '''''fifteen years'''''. Ouch.
** And unlike 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.



** It might even be worse than that: Unless this actually takes place in flashback in a cutscene in the game, ''it's just a memory the game developers programmed into the character''.
*** And if it ''does'' take place in a cutscene, then she has to relive her fiance's death ''every time someone plays the game''.

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** It might even be worse than that: this: Unless this actually takes place in flashback in a cutscene in the game, ''it's just a memory the game developers programmed into the character''.
*** And if If it ''does'' take place in a cutscene, then she has to relive her fiance's death ''every time someone plays the game''.



*** It is, however, a bit lessened by the fact that she immediately pulls out a Minigun and starts attacking.
*** Not quite lessened when you see the pain in her eyes. It may have come off as a little funny ''and'' tragic in the movie, but ''her eyes''. At no other point do we see her that frightened.

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*** It is, however, a bit lessened by ***The minigun part of her flashback does not at all lessen the fact that she immediately pulls out a Minigun and starts attacking.
*** Not quite lessened when you see
tearjerker value. Look at the pain in her eyes. eyes! It may have come off as a little funny ''and'' tragic in the movie, but ''her eyes''. At no other point do we see her that frightened.



*** She's seen firing a [[GatlingGood minigun]] in that scene so it's possible that [[spoiler: she's already killed him]]. It's a TearJerker either way.
* Ralph tries to get into his game's 30th anniversary party, but gets a door slammed in his face. In fact, him not being invited at all to the celebration of a game ''where he is one of the main characters'' is unbelievably stupid and disgusting. [[SarcasmMode Good job, Nicelanders.]] What's worse is that it's Felix's party, [[ExtremeDoormat so Felix, afraid of being shunned by the NiceLanders for inviting Ralph to the party, caved into the others into not inviting Ralph]].

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*** She's seen firing a [[GatlingGood minigun]] in that scene so it's possible that [[spoiler: she's already killed him]]. It's a TearJerker either way.
* Ralph tries to get into his game's 30th anniversary party, but gets a door slammed in his face. In fact, him not being invited at all to the celebration of a game ''where he is one of the main characters'' is unbelievably stupid and disgusting. [[SarcasmMode Good job, Nicelanders.]] What's worse is that it's Felix's party, [[ExtremeDoormat so Felix, afraid of being shunned by the NiceLanders for inviting Ralph to the party, caved into the others into not inviting Ralph]].



* Ralph's game has an [[AttractMode automatic intro which appears when the game isn't played]]. It shows how his home is destroyed to make place for the Niceland Appartment. If anything happening on screen is the characters playing roles, this means that Ralph has to relive his backstory over and over.
** It does since after that very scene, we cut to inside the game and there's a brief shot of one of the bulldozers pushing away some bricks.

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* Ralph's game has an [[AttractMode automatic intro which appears when the game isn't played]]. It shows how his home is destroyed to make place for the Niceland Appartment. If anything happening on screen is the characters playing roles, this means that Ralph has to relive his backstory over and over.
** It does since after that very scene, we
over. We cut to inside the game and there's a brief shot of one of the bulldozers pushing away some bricks.
14th Jul '17 8:25:44 AM ironballs16
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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.

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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 Jul '17 8:12:23 AM ironballs16
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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 and looking at Vanellope's message of "You're my Hero" as he whispers, "There's no one I'd rather be than me."]]

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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 and looking at Vanellope's message of "You're my Hero" as he whispers, "There's whispers the last line.]]
-->'''Ralph''': [[spoiler: 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 be... than me."]]
14th Jul '17 8:02:03 AM ironballs16
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-->I don't know... maybe I wouldn't be feeling this way if things were different after work. But... it is what it is, you know. Felix and the Nicelanders go hang out in their homes... which he's just fixed and everyone, you know... They go to their homes, I go to mine, which just so happens to be... a dump. And when I say a dump, I don't mean, like, a shabby place. I mean, an actual dump, where the garbage goes... and a bunch of bricks and... smashed building parts; that's... that's what I call home. I guess I can't bellyache too much; I've got my bricks, I've got my stump... It looks uncomfortable, it's actually fine. I-I'm good. But, if I'm really honest with myself... I see Felix up there, getting patted on the back, people giving him pie and thanking him and so happy to see him all the time... Sometimes I think "''Man''... It sure must be nice, being the good guy."

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-->I don't know... maybe I wouldn't be feeling this way if things were different [[PunchClockVillain after work.work]]. But... it is what it is, you know. Felix and the Nicelanders go hang out in their homes... which he's just fixed and everyone, you know... They go to their homes, I go to mine, which just so happens to be... a dump. And when I say a dump, I don't mean, like, a shabby place. I mean, an actual dump, where the garbage goes... and a bunch of bricks and... smashed building parts; that's... that's what I call home. I guess I can't bellyache too much; I've got my bricks, I've got my stump... It looks uncomfortable, it's actually fine. I-I'm good. But, if I'm really honest with myself... I see Felix up there, getting patted on the back, people giving him pie and thanking him and so happy to see him all the time... Sometimes I think "''Man''... It sure must be nice, being the good guy."
3rd Jul '17 2:35:13 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Save some tissues for the very final note of the film, after Ralph has finished describing how things have improved for him and his friends. He's found happiness at last, but where does it come from? What does he consider the best thing about his new life? [[spoiler:The moment when, lifted up at the end of each game, he can see across the room outside to where kids are playing ''Sugar Rush''. His voice when he describes how "I can see Vanellope racing... the kid's a natural... and the players love her... just like I knew they would..." is so full of pure love and pride and happiness, and the delivery sounds so natural, like he's just thinking aloud, feeling it more than saying it. He went on this dangerous quest searching for a better life for himself, and although, when you think about it, things haven't improved ''that much'' for ''him'', he knows things will be ''so much better'' for the little girl he cares about, and that's all he needs to be happy -- knowing that his friend is safe and happy now. Oh, I'm tearing up just thinking about it! It sounds just like a father who had a hard life glad that his daughter will have a better life than he did. He no longer cares about fame and popularity and having cheering fans who want to give him rewards; he's happy just to have made a difference in one person's life.]]

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* Save some tissues for the very final note of the film, after Ralph has finished describing how things have improved for him and his friends. He's found happiness at last, but where does it come from? What does he consider the best thing about his new life? [[spoiler:The moment when, lifted up at the end of each game, he can see across the room outside to where kids are playing ''Sugar Rush''. His voice when he describes how "I can see Vanellope racing... the kid's a natural... and the players love her... just like I knew they would..." is so full of pure love and pride and happiness, and the delivery sounds so natural, like he's just thinking aloud, feeling it more than saying it. He went on this dangerous quest searching for a better life for himself, and although, when you think about it, things haven't improved ''that much'' for ''him'', he knows things will be ''so much better'' for the little girl he cares about, and that's all he needs to be happy -- knowing that his friend is safe and happy now. Oh, I'm tearing up just thinking about it! It sounds just like a father who had a hard life glad that his daughter will have a better life than he did. He no longer cares about fame and popularity and having cheering fans who want to give him rewards; he's happy just to have made a difference in one person's life.]]
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.
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