History Tearjerker / TheVentureBrothers

22nd Sep '17 12:19:59 AM Darsim
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** It can also be seen as [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] depending on your perspective. Remember, Deans dream jobs are: Boy Reporter, Boy Detective, Marine Biologist, and Husband. While he doesn't want to be a Super Scientist, those jobs (especially the first two) share the spirit of the Super Scientist/Boy Adventurer who wants to make the world a better place. And while Hank doesn't necessarily share that sentiment towards the lifestyle, which Rusty picks up on, Hank does love the adventure and weirdness that comes with that lifestyle, and Rusty tries to discourage him from that because of the danger it represents (especially now that the backup clones are gone). Also, in their ongoing character development, Dean has become a pretty competent Engineer (he was able to fix HELPER) and Businessman, which combined could make him a decent Super Scientist, while Hank has become decently Badass (as per his episode as a "Batman" and his skill at evading Wide Wale's Goons). So Rusty is both right and wrong about Hank and Dean.
1st Sep '17 5:29:34 PM Exusia
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* Powerless In The Face of Death's ColdOpen show Rusty running away from home [[spoiler: after the boy's deaths]] in order to escape the pain of losing them. [[spoiler: More or less becomes a MoodWhiplash when it's revealed they've died many times before and Rusty keeps constant back up clones, but since he's run out of clones, who knows what will happen if Hank and Dean do die again?]]

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* Powerless ''Powerless In The Face of Death's Death'''s ColdOpen show Rusty running away from home [[spoiler: after the boy's deaths]] in order to escape the pain of losing them. [[spoiler: More or less becomes a MoodWhiplash when it's revealed they've died many times before and Rusty keeps constant back up clones, but since he's run out of clones, who knows what will happen if Hank and Dean do die again?]]



* "Handsome Ransom:" Captain Sunshine is a sad, sad man who makes Rusty look well-adjusted. He has no sense of personal boundaries or acceptable behavior, he can't connect with people outside of the superhero gig, his beloved teen sidekick is dead and he has no way to cope. He lives with the man who made him what he is today and constantly belittles him. The Monarch slays one of the Wonderboys and gets away with it because Sunshine has no idea how to deal with him. Even the townspeople mock him behind his back. It's sobering to think how close Hank and Dean came to that fate.

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* "Handsome Ransom:" ''Handsome Ransom:'' Captain Sunshine is a sad, sad man who makes Rusty look well-adjusted. He has no sense of personal boundaries or acceptable behavior, he can't connect with people outside of the superhero gig, his beloved teen sidekick is dead and he has no way to cope. He lives with the man who made him what he is today and constantly belittles him. The Monarch slays one of the Wonderboys and gets away with it because Sunshine has no idea how to deal with him. Even the townspeople mock him behind his back. It's sobering to think how close Hank and Dean came to that fate.fate.
* The scene in ''The Better Man'' where the Triad are recalling the grossest moments of their lives goes from black comedy to [[MoodWhiplash suddenly completely depressing]] when Jefferson tells his. When he was 10, he watched his mother get raped and killed by vampires, and he was totally powerless to save her.



* The ending of "Any Which Way But Zeus". Generally seen as [[HeartwarmingMoments a happy moment of friends reuniting]], but people often miss seeing the tall bearded man looking around desperately, and we see his chin start to shake from suppressed sobs right before the camera cuts away. Many people don't know what to make of it, [[FridgeHorror then you notice his costume and you realize who he is U.S. Steel, and you remember the first gladiator fight seen in episode. 21 fighting Ghost Robot who is "serving under the hero, U.S. Steel",]] and you remember 21 killed him!

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* The ending of "Any ''Any Which Way But Zeus".Zeus''. Generally seen as [[HeartwarmingMoments a happy moment of friends reuniting]], but people often miss seeing the tall bearded man looking around desperately, and we see his chin start to shake from suppressed sobs right before the camera cuts away. Many people don't know what to make of it, [[FridgeHorror then you notice his costume and you realize who he is U.S. Steel, and you remember the first gladiator fight seen in episode. 21 fighting Ghost Robot who is "serving under the hero, U.S. Steel",]] and you remember 21 killed him!



* Rusty's explanation on why he focuses on Dean and neglects Hank in "Every Which Way But Zeus." He's trying to be a good dad, supporting Dean's Super-Scientist dreams, and pushing Hank towards ditching the bullshit Boy Adventurer's lifestyle like he wants. What makes it worse is that he's ''wrong'': Dean's the one who wants a normal life, and Hank loves being a Venture. So Rusty's attempts at being a good dad are only hurting his kids more. Even when Rusty's trying to do right by his kids, he fails.

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* Rusty's explanation on why he focuses on Dean and neglects Hank in "Every ''Every Which Way But Zeus." '' He's trying to be a good dad, supporting Dean's Super-Scientist dreams, and pushing Hank towards ditching the bullshit Boy Adventurer's lifestyle like he wants. What makes it worse is that he's ''wrong'': Dean's the one who wants a normal life, and Hank loves being a Venture. So Rusty's attempts at being a good dad are only hurting his kids more. Even when Rusty's trying to do right by his kids, he fails.



** And from the same episode, [[spoiler:Action Man bids farewell to Ant Men, who he accidentally killed with his rocking chair. He also admits to Hank that he's been trying to hook up with a woman named Rose, who turns out is Billy's mother. Meanwhile, Colonel Gentleman is saddened by all the friends he's lost over the years and how empty his home has become. All the adventures they've had, only to be so lonely.]]

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** And from the same episode, [[spoiler:Action Man bids farewell to Ant Men, Dr. Entmann, who he accidentally killed with his rocking chair. He also admits to Hank that he's been trying to hook up with a woman named Rose, who turns out is Billy's mother. Meanwhile, Colonel Gentleman is saddened by all the friends he's lost over the years and how empty his home has become. All the adventures they've had, only to be so lonely.]]
23rd Jul '17 4:30:23 PM JBC31187
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* "Handsome Ransom:" Captain Sunshine is a sad, sad man; a former Boy Adventurer who makes Rusty look well-adjusted. He has no sense of personal boundaries or acceptable behavior, he can't connect with people outside of the superhero gig, his beloved teen sidekick is dead and he has no way to cope. He lives with the man who made him what he is today and constantly belittles him. The Monarch slays one of the Wonderboys and gets away with it. Even the townspeople mock him behind his back. Imagine how the brothers might have turned out.

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* "Handsome Ransom:" Captain Sunshine is a sad, sad man; a former Boy Adventurer man who makes Rusty look well-adjusted. He has no sense of personal boundaries or acceptable behavior, he can't connect with people outside of the superhero gig, his beloved teen sidekick is dead and he has no way to cope. He lives with the man who made him what he is today and constantly belittles him. The Monarch slays one of the Wonderboys and gets away with it. it because Sunshine has no idea how to deal with him. Even the townspeople mock him behind his back. Imagine back. It's sobering to think how the brothers might have turned out.close Hank and Dean came to that fate.
23rd Jul '17 4:08:05 PM JBC31187
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* "Handsome Ransom:" Captain Sunshine is a sad, sad man; a former Boy Adventurer who makes Rusty look well-adjusted. He has no sense of personal boundaries or acceptable behavior, he can't connect with people outside of the superhero gig, his beloved teen sidekick is dead and he has no way to cope. He lives with the man who made him what he is today and constantly belittles him. The Monarch slays one of the Wonderboys and gets away with it. Even the townspeople mock him behind his back. Imagine how the brothers might have turned out.
21st Jul '17 7:16:51 AM JBC31187
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* Rusty's explanation on why he focuses on Dean and neglects Hank in "Every Which Way But Zeus." He's trying to be a good dad, supporting Dean's Super-Scientist dreams, and pushing Hank towards ditching the bullshit Boy Adventurer's lifestyle like he wants. What makes it worse is that he's ''wrong'': Dean's the one who wants a normal life, and Hank loves being a Venture. So Rusty's attempts at being a good dad are only hurting his kids more. Even when Rusty's trying to do right by his kids, he fails.
21st Jul '17 7:07:09 AM JBC31187
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*** Ghost Robot. It's in the name.
7th Mar '17 1:03:39 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* [[spoiler: Speedy's death in the first episode. Even though he brought it on himself by trying to take on Brock Samson, it's still really sad.And he was so close to getting his wings.]]

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* [[spoiler: Speedy's death in the first episode. Even though he brought it on himself by trying to take on Brock Samson, it's still really sad. And he was so close to getting his wings.]]
6th Jun '16 2:46:41 PM RockySamson
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-->'''Billy:''' White!? White, what did that monster do to us!?
-->'''White:''' Billy! [[spoiler: The s- the sun is coming up!]]

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-->'''Billy:''' -->'''Pete White:''' B-Billy!? Are you awake!?
-->'''Billy Quizboy:'''
White!? White, what did [[YouMonster that monster monster]] do to us!?
-->'''White:''' Billy! -->'''Pete White:''' Billy!! [[spoiler: The s- [[OhCrap the sun is coming up!]]up!!]]]]
6th Jun '16 2:43:53 PM RockySamson
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** Also, [[KickTheDog this moment]] from the same episode:
-->'''Billy:''' White!? White, what did that monster do to us!?
-->'''White:''' Billy! [[spoiler: The s- the sun is coming up!]]
22nd Feb '16 11:04:15 AM worldbreaker
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* The Monarch and Mrs.Monarch's crumbling relationship in Season 6.
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