History Videogame / Bully

2nd Feb '16 10:55:30 AM PF
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* {{Badass}}
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2nd Feb '16 10:53:34 AM PF
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* EvilTeacher: Both [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Burton]], the gym teacher, and Mr. Hattrick qualify. * {{Expy}}: Jimmy looks an awful lot like a younger version of James Earl Cash from ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', another Rockstar game, and even has the same first name.

* {{Expy}}: Jimmy looks an awful lot like a younger version of James Earl Cash from ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', another Rockstar game, and even has the same first name. * EvilTeacher: Both [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Burton]], the gym teacher, and Mr. Hattrick qualify.
2nd Feb '16 10:47:36 AM PF
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* FiveTokenBand: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a TwoferTokenMinority with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' bi, while the Jocks have two black members, Bo and Damon. * FiredTeacher: Mr. Burton at the end. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Not that it stops Burton from teaching gym.]] Also, Mr. Hattrick at the end of a sidequest.
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* FiveTokenBand: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a TwoferTokenMinority with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' bi, while the Jocks have two black members, Bo and Damon. * FiredTeacher: Mr. Burton at the end. end of the game. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Not that it stops Burton him from teaching gym.]] Also, gym]]. Mr. Hattrick is also fired at the end of a sidequest.sidequest. * FiveTokenBand: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies, one girl. The Nerds go for a TwoferTokenMinority with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' bi, while the Jocks have two black members, Bo and Damon.

* WouldHitAGirl: Jimmy can do if the player wants to. However, the game discourages it by giving a maximum [[WantedMeter trouble meter]]. Earlier in the game's development, the consequences for violence against girls were milder and it was even possible to bully them.
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* WouldHitAGirl: Jimmy can do this if the player wants to. However, the game discourages it by giving a maximum [[WantedMeter trouble meter]]. Earlier in the game's development, the consequences for violence against girls were milder and it was even possible to bully them.
2nd Feb '16 7:12:43 AM 3rdStringPG
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* FiveTokenBand: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a TwoferTokenMinority with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' bi.
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* FiveTokenBand: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a TwoferTokenMinority with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' bi.bi, while the Jocks have two black members, Bo and Damon.

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* FiveTokenBand: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a TwoferTokenMinority with Cornelius, NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Bo Jackson, who is black one of the Jocks, is named after the former NFL ''and'' bi.MLB star of the same name.
1st Feb '16 10:01:03 AM PF
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* WouldHitAGirl: Jimmy will if the player will, although the game discourages it by giving a maximum [[WantedMeter trouble meter]] if you do. Earlier in the game's development, the consequences for violence against girls were milder and it was even possible to bully them.
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* WouldHitAGirl: Jimmy will can do if the player will, although wants to. However, the game discourages it by giving a maximum [[WantedMeter trouble meter]] if you do.meter]]. Earlier in the game's development, the consequences for violence against girls were milder and it was even possible to bully them.
1st Feb '16 9:58:53 AM PF
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Find a review of this game in a British magazine that doesn't mention the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum classic ''VideoGame/SkoolDaze''.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Find a review of this game in a British magazine that doesn't mention the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum classic ''VideoGame/SkoolDaze''.''Skool Daze''.

* TheStarscream: Gary, as he's your ally at first, but it's pretty damn obvious he's going to doublecross you before too long. ** Gary actually accuses Jimmy of this, which is why he decided to double cross you first.
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* TheStarscream: Gary, as he's your ally at first, but it's pretty damn obvious he's going to doublecross you before too long. ** long. Ironically, Gary actually accuses Jimmy of this, which is why he decided to double cross you first.

* StockBritishPhrases: As used and [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch abused]] by the preppies. ** [[FakeBrit They're not really British, though.]] Well, Tad isn't, anyway.
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* StockBritishPhrases: As used and [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch abused]] by the preppies. ** preppies. [[FakeBrit They're not really British, though.]] Well, Tad isn't, anyway.

* TakeThatCritics: In a rather mild one, minor character Ray Hughes says "They say kids imitate characters in video games. But I have yet to become a [[SuperMarioBros mustached plumber]]!"
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* TakeThatCritics: In a rather mild one, example, minor character Ray Hughes says "They say kids imitate characters in video games. But I have yet to become a [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros mustached plumber]]!"

* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In the mission "Wrong Part Of Town", Jimmy, Chad (a preppie), and Algie (a nerd) team up to escape the greasers in a bike chase.
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In the mission "Wrong Part Of of Town", Jimmy, Chad (a preppie), and Algie (a nerd) team up to escape the greasers in a bike chase.

* [[ThrivingGhostTown Thriving Ghost School]]: Bullworth Academy has 61 students (65 if you count the prefects) when realistically a campus that size could support 1500+. And only 11 of them are female. ** Bullworth also apparently has a monopoly on education in town since you don't see any other schools. No ''wonder'' the Townies hate Bullworth so much! * {{Tomboy}}: Zoe, Karen.
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* [[ThrivingGhostTown Thriving Ghost School]]: Bullworth Academy has 61 students (65 if you count the prefects) when realistically a campus that size could support 1500+. And only 11 of them are female. ** female. Bullworth also apparently has a monopoly on education in town since you don't see any other schools. No ''wonder'' the Townies hate Bullworth so much! * {{Tomboy}}: Zoe, Zoe and Karen.

* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Quite a bit, as you might gather. Though, jamming a prefect's face into a toilet and escaping unscathed is one of the more satisfying accomplishments in gaming.
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* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Quite a bit, as you might gather. Though, jamming gather: ** Jamming a prefect's face into a toilet and escaping unscathed is one of the more satisfying accomplishments in gaming.

** Try climbing the trellis in back of the school (facing the athletics building and prep dorms). From that ledge, you can snipe ANYONE you want with the super slingshot (the one with the scope) and watch the Prefects, etc spawn. And you can then snipe THEM. However, they CANNOT climb the trellis, so you can shoot to your heart's content from there in total safety then wait for the meter to go down before you descend. ** Note that if you get caught too many times (or for too serious an offense), you must play a "Detention" minigame until you get it right. Each time you do so, it gets harder. *** Of course, completing all of the detention services is the only way to unlock the prison uniform outfit. ** Fun little game: Pull out your potato gun. If you aren't in town go there. Wait in the middle of the street. Now when a car stops, jump on the hood. When the person driving it comes out, nail them in the face as much as needed to get them down. Now you cannot be one shotted by police when they come to get you. As long as you have health, they throw bricks, you can stay up there the entire time and just shoot anybody with your toys. *** Also appear to be a good bad bug. You can jump on school receptionist's desk and you will still be ungrabbable. ** If the player unlocks the Rubberband Ball, by collecting all the rubberbands, the carnage produced by the Ball is awesome. ** You can also shoot/beat up on the dog in one of the detention areas until he runs away.
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** Try climbing the trellis in back of the school (facing the athletics building and prep dorms). From that ledge, you can snipe ANYONE ''anyone'' you want with the super slingshot (the one with the scope) and watch the Prefects, etc etc., spawn. And you can then snipe THEM. them. However, they CANNOT ''can't'' climb the trellis, so you can shoot to your heart's content from there in total safety then wait for the meter to go down before you descend. ** Note that if you get caught too many times (or for too serious an offense), you must play a "Detention" minigame until you get it right. Each time you do so, it gets harder. *** Of course, completing harder. Completing all of the detention services is the only way to unlock the prison uniform outfit. ** Fun little game: Pull out your potato gun. If you aren't in town go there. Wait in the middle of the street. Now when a car stops, jump on the hood. When the person driving it comes out, nail them in the face as much as needed to get them down. Now you cannot be one shotted by police when they come to get you. As long as you have health, they throw bricks, you can stay up there the entire time and just shoot anybody with your toys. *** Also toys. It appear to be a good bad bug. You can jump on school receptionist's desk and you will still be ungrabbable. ** If the player unlocks the Rubberband Ball, by collecting all the rubberbands, the carnage produced by the Ball is awesome. they can use it against anyone. ** You can also shoot/beat up on the dog in one of the detention areas until he runs away.

* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: Feel free to fight among your own age group all you like... but hit girls, little kids, adults, or prefects, and the game will immediately turn your [[WantedMeter wanted bar]] full red, meaning if a cop, prefect or teacher so much as touches you, you're busted immediately, do not pass go. What's more, hitting girls, little kids, and adults will cause prefects or police to ''spawn'' near you and charge immediately.
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* VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: VideoGameCrueltyPunishment: ** Feel free to fight among your own age group all you like... but hit girls, little kids, adults, or prefects, and the game will immediately turn your [[WantedMeter wanted bar]] full red, meaning if a cop, prefect or teacher so much as touches you, you're busted immediately, do not pass go. What's more, hitting girls, little kids, and adults will cause prefects or police to ''spawn'' near you and charge immediately.

* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Bullworth]]: It's never explicitly stated, but it's widely believed that Bullworth is in New England. ** The back of the Scholarship Edition box confirms that it's in New England.
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* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The the Hell Is Bullworth]]: It's never explicitly stated, stated in the original game, but it's widely believed that Bullworth is was in New England. ** England. The back of the Scholarship Edition box ''Scholarship Edition'' packaging confirms that it's indeed in New England.

* {{Wimpification}}: Although probably every character has been hit with this at least once, three get it regularly.
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* {{Wimpification}}: Although probably every character has been hit with this at least once, three get it regularly.regularly:

* YouALLLookFamiliar: Averted, at the cost of there being only about sixty students and ten teachers in the entire school, all appearing at multiple locations at the same time. This greatly accentuates the game's CatharsisFactor, since if another kid gets one over on you, you can track that specific kid down and whoop his ass for it instead of having to settle for a random lookalike. ** Strangely though, in individual missions, some characters may appear multiple times with others not at all. A mission early in the game, for example, has Troy Miller appear three different times and Davis White appear twice, while Ethan Robinson, Tom Gurney and Wade Martin don't appear at all.
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* YouALLLookFamiliar: YouALLLookFamiliar: ** Averted, at the cost of there being only about sixty students and ten teachers in the entire school, all appearing at multiple locations at the same time. This greatly accentuates the game's CatharsisFactor, since if another kid gets one over on you, you can track that specific kid down and whoop his ass for it instead of having to settle for a random lookalike. ** Strangely though, in In individual missions, some characters may appear multiple times with others not at all. A mission early in the game, for example, has Troy Miller appear three different times and Davis White appear twice, while Ethan Robinson, Tom Gurney and Wade Martin don't appear at all.
1st Feb '16 9:26:15 AM PF
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In 2009, scorer Shawn Lee [[http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/2009/11/10/tgl-exclusive-interview-reveals-possible-bully-sequel/ suggested that a sequel was in the works]]. In November 2011, Dan Houser of Rockstar Games mentioned a potential ''Bully'' sequel in an interview about ''MaxPayne3''. The interview, while promising, stated that work on ''Bully 2'' certainly wouldn't begin until after ''Max Payne 3'' was finished. Rockstar purportedly registered a ''Bully''-related trademark in July 2013.
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In 2009, scorer Shawn Lee [[http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/2009/11/10/tgl-exclusive-interview-reveals-possible-bully-sequel/ suggested that a sequel was in the works]]. In November 2011, Dan Houser of Rockstar Games mentioned a potential ''Bully'' sequel in an interview about ''MaxPayne3''.''[[VideoGame/MaxPayne Max Payne 3]]''. The interview, while promising, stated that work on ''Bully 2'' certainly wouldn't begin until after ''Max Payne 3'' was finished. Rockstar purportedly registered a ''Bully''-related trademark in July 2013.

* CompletelyMissingThePoint: When Jimmy expresses disbelief that Lola would have anything to do with Algie, Earnest agrees with him - because it's "preposterous - everyone knows [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Algie likes blondes]]." * CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: ''Bully''? That's the Columbine game, right?
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* CompletelyMissingThePoint: When Jimmy expresses disbelief that Lola would have anything to do with Algie, Earnest agrees with him - because it's "preposterous - everyone knows [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Algie likes blondes]]." * CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: ''Bully''? That's the Columbine game, right?

* EverytownAmerica: Apart from the Academy, the town of Bullworth is this trope played straight. The worst you can say about the place is that the policemen are fascist, child-hating goons. (Maybe they're all ex-Prefects!)
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* EverytownAmerica: Apart from the Academy, the town of Bullworth is this trope played straight. The worst you can say about the place is that the policemen are fascist, child-hating goons. (Maybe they're all ex-Prefects!)

* {{Expy}}: Jimmy looks an awful lot like a younger version of James Earl Cash from ''{{Manhunt}}'', another Rockstar game, and even has the same first name.
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* {{Expy}}: Jimmy looks an awful lot like a younger version of James Earl Cash from ''{{Manhunt}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', another Rockstar game, and even has the same first name.

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the final room of the asylum there are various x-rays. One is appears to be a skull in profile with its jaw open. Right next to it is an x-ray of a pelvis.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the final room of the asylum there are various x-rays.X-rays. One is appears to be a skull in profile with its jaw open. Right next to it is an x-ray X-ray of a pelvis.

* {{Gonk}}: Eunice Pound, the morbidly obese girl with a thick husky voice, small vocabulary and elephantine legs, embodies this, especially since 90% of the girls at Bullworth are way, way above average in looks.
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* {{Gonk}}: {{Gonk}}: ** Eunice Pound, the morbidly obese girl with a thick husky voice, small vocabulary and elephantine legs, embodies this, especially since 90% of the girls at Bullworth are way, way above average in looks.

* GroinAttack: "Nooo! I needed those!"
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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack: ** "Nooo! I needed those!"

* HeelFaceTurn: Russell Northrop and Edgar Munsen. ** Played with in terms of the clique leaders. Derby starts off as a JerkAss and a SmugSnake, but reluctantly accepts Jimmy as his leader until Chapter 6, where he starts to lighten up to him. Earnest gets some help from Jimmy during "The Candidate", but suddenly becomes hostile in Chapter 5, only to resort back to forming an alliance with Jimmy after his defeat. This also occurs with Johnny Vincent, who gets Jimmy to help him take down Gord, but their alliance is cut short halfway through the chapter (resulting in another boss fight), but after his defeat, he starts to lighten up as well. Finally, Ted went from JerkJock to Jimmy's friend after the boss fight on the football field. All four leaders, however, once again turn hostile during "Complete Mayhem", leading to Jimmy take all them down one by one in a MarathonLevel. By the end of the game, all four of them can seen cheering Jimmy on, signifying that they've all made amends for good this time.
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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn: ** Russell Northrop and Edgar Munsen. ** Played with in terms of the other clique leaders. Derby starts off as a JerkAss and a SmugSnake, but reluctantly accepts Jimmy as his leader until Chapter 6, where he starts to lighten up to him. Earnest gets some help from Jimmy during "The Candidate", but suddenly becomes hostile in Chapter 5, only to resort back to forming an alliance with Jimmy after his defeat. This also occurs with Johnny Vincent, who gets Jimmy to help him take down Gord, but their alliance is cut short halfway through the chapter (resulting in another boss fight), but after his defeat, he starts to lighten up as well. Finally, Ted went from JerkJock to Jimmy's friend after the boss fight on the football field. All four leaders, however, once again turn hostile during "Complete Mayhem", leading to Jimmy take all them down one by one in a MarathonLevel. By the end of the game, all four of them can seen cheering Jimmy on, signifying that they've all made amends for good this time.

* HomoeroticSubtext: And not just the gay options, either.
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* HomoeroticSubtext: And not just the gay options, either.either:

* JerkAss: Apart from a few exceptions, EVERYONE. The [[JerkJock Jocks]] are bullies who pick on anyone who isn't athletic enough. The Bullies are, obviously, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin bullies]] who pick on anyone weaker than they are. The Greasers are violent delinquents who'll bully or attack anyone who crosses their path, enters their territory or just looks at them funny. The Preps are all stuck-up rich kids who think all other people are inferior to them simply because they have less money and aren't above telling them so. The Townies will insult and fight any Bullworth student and can be seen insulting or even fighting adults, which, in this game, is a major offense. The Townsfolk are pretty much grown-up Preps, and will treat you like shit simply for being underage. Even the NERDS, who are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain, act pretty rudely to anyone who isn't one of them and will happily bully anyone weak enough for them to get away with doing so. The most jerkass characters in the game though would have to be Gary Smith, Derby Harrington, Mr. Hattrick and Mr. Burton.
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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Apart from a few exceptions, EVERYONE.''everybody''. The [[JerkJock Jocks]] are bullies who pick on anyone who isn't athletic enough. The Bullies are, obviously, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin bullies]] who pick on anyone weaker than they are. The Greasers are violent delinquents who'll bully or attack anyone who crosses their path, enters their territory or just looks at them funny. The Preps are all stuck-up rich kids who think all other people are inferior to them simply because they have less money and aren't above telling them so. The Townies will insult and fight any Bullworth student and can be seen insulting or even fighting adults, which, in this game, is a major offense. The Townsfolk are pretty much grown-up Preps, and will treat you like shit simply for being underage. Even the NERDS, who are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain, act pretty rudely to anyone who isn't one of them and will happily bully anyone weak enough for them to get away with doing so. The most jerkass characters in the game though would have to be Gary Smith, Derby Harrington, Mr. Hattrick and Mr. Burton.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jimmy, totally. Edgar Munsen counts as this too. He helps Jimmy [[spoiler:quell the riot]] during the final mission despite the fact that he hates Bullworth and most of the students therein. Arguably, Dr. Crabblesnitch is one of these too.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: ** Jimmy, totally. Edgar Munsen counts as this too. He helps Jimmy [[spoiler:quell the riot]] during the final mission despite the fact that he hates Bullworth and most of the students therein. Arguably, Dr. Crabblesnitch is one of these too.

* LargeHam: Seth Kolbe. Sure, his apparent only task is to endlessly run after jerkasses, bullies and future criminals around the school, but there's not a ''single'' line where he isn't yelling. ''"EEEVILDOER!"''
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* LargeHam: LargeHam: ** Seth Kolbe. Sure, his apparent only task is to endlessly run after jerkasses, bullies and future criminals around the school, but there's not a ''single'' line where he isn't yelling. ''"EEEVILDOER!"''

* MurderSimulators: What the MoralGuardians claimed it was, which is a little difficult when ''you can't kill anyone.'' ** Except rats. * MrsRobinson: Teased then subverted by Ms. Philips. She would've been the "hot older woman" variation if it had been played straight. (Though, not that much older...)
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* MurderSimulators: What the MoralGuardians claimed it was, which is a little difficult when ''you can't kill anyone.'' ** Except rats. anyone''. * MrsRobinson: Teased then subverted by Ms. Philips. She would've been the "hot older woman" variation if it had been played straight. (Though, not that much older...)

* ANaziByAnyOtherName: Gary dresses up as an SS officer for Halloween. He wears a crew cut year-round, and his mania is highly reminiscent of ze Führer der Nation.
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: ANaziByAnyOtherName: ** Gary dresses up as an SS officer for Halloween. He wears a crew cut year-round, and his mania is highly reminiscent of ze Führer der Nation.

* NoIndoorVoice: Edna is a really bad offender, but several other teachers and students are close.
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* NoIndoorVoice: NoIndoorVoice: ** Edna is a really bad offender, but several other teachers and students are close.

* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Juri's Russian accent subtly slips into an American one during "The Gym is Burning". ** An even stranger instance occurs when the Chinese shopkeeper at Yum Yum Market speaks with an American accent during "Tad's House", despite having a generic Chinese accent whenever you enter the shop.
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: OohMeAccentsSlipping: ** Juri's Russian accent subtly slips into an American one during "The Gym is Burning". ** An even stranger A strange instance occurs when the Chinese shopkeeper at Yum Yum Market speaks with an American accent during "Tad's House", despite having a generic Chinese accent whenever you enter the shop.

* RainbowPimpGear: The Black Ninja outfit. Other students will laugh at you for it, but it will make you almost invisible to prefects and other authority figures.
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* RainbowPimpGear: RainbowPimpGear: ** The Black Ninja outfit. Other students will laugh at you for it, but it will make you almost invisible to prefects and other authority figures.

* SchoolTeachers
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* SchoolTeachersSchoolTeachers:

* ShoutOut: The entire Greasers vs Preps storyline is a giant homage to S.E. Hinton's ''Literature/TheOutsiders''. The Greasers even have a few lines that are direct quotes from the book.
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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: ** The entire Greasers vs vs. Preps storyline is a giant homage to S.E. Hinton's ''Literature/TheOutsiders''. The Greasers even have a few lines that are direct quotes from the book.

** [[AmericanPie "This one time, at fat camp, I got beat up."]]
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** [[AmericanPie [[Film/AmericanPie "This one time, at fat camp, I got beat up."]]

** Speaking of pugilists, compare the Jimmy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Hopkins Hopkins]] default look to [[BruceWillis Butch]] in ''Film/PulpFiction'': shaved head, short and stocky build, unzipped tan jacket, white t-shirt with no logo and heavily faded blue jeans. Maybe it's no coincidence that Jimmy fights like a pro boxer after getting training from the hobo.
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** Speaking of pugilists, compare the Jimmy Compare [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Hopkins Hopkins]] Jimmy's]] default look to [[BruceWillis [[Creator/BruceWillis Butch]] in ''Film/PulpFiction'': shaved head, short and stocky build, unzipped tan jacket, white t-shirt with no logo and heavily faded blue jeans. Maybe it's no coincidence that Jimmy fights like a pro boxer after getting training from the hobo.

* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The cliques all have only one girl, except for the Bullies, who don't have any. ** The Nerds: Beatrice ** The Jocks: Mandy ** The Preppies: Pinky ** The Greasers: Lola ** The Townies: Zoe
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The cliques all have only one girl, except for the Bullies, who don't have any. any: ** The Nerds: Beatrice Beatrice. ** The Jocks: Mandy Mandy. ** The Preppies: Pinky Pinky. ** The Greasers: Lola Lola. ** The Townies: ZoeZoe.
1st Feb '16 9:05:50 AM PF
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* {{Gamebreaker}}: It's debatable but perhaps the unlocked go-kart is ''too awesome for the game world''. It is faster than all the cars and will comfortably leave any police or prefects in their dust. ** You can use mopeds for the bike races. Jimmy on a moped + everyone else on mountain bikes = [[{{Nerf}} nerfed races.]]
1st Feb '16 5:01:41 AM PF
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[[caption-width-right:300:''Canis Canem Edit'']] Edit''.]]

''Bully'' is a 2006 video game by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 2, combining the WideOpenSandbox gameplay of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' franchise with the fantasy of besting TheBully who made your own school years a living hell. In 2008, an UpdatedRerelease, ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'', was released for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, PC and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. This version featured a few exclusive missions, extra [[MiniGame classes]], new [[AndYourRewardIsClothes outfits]] and some minor improvements to the graphics.
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''Bully'' is a 2006 video game by [[Creator/TakeTwoInteractive Rockstar Games Games]] for the PlayStation 2, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 2}}, combining the WideOpenSandbox gameplay of the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' franchise with the fantasy of besting TheBully who made your own school years a living hell. In 2008, an UpdatedRerelease, ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'', was released for the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, PC and UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}. This version featured a few exclusive missions, extra [[MiniGame classes]], new [[AndYourRewardIsClothes outfits]] and some minor improvements to the graphics.

Only two kids at Bullworth are willing to befriend the freshman: effeminate pariah Petey Kowalski, and fellow hooligan Gary Smith. Jim soon discovers that Bullworth is in a state of constant turmoil due to [[MobWar the feuding of five cliques]]: [[BarbaricBully the Bullies]], [[MadScientist the Nerds]], [[AristocratsAreEvil the Preppies]], [[GreaserDelinquents the Greasers]] and [[JerkJock the Jocks]]. Headmaster Dr. Crabblesnitch ignores the bullying that goes on, calling it "[[MiseryBuildsCharacter school spirit]]". Jimmy has no choice but to pacify the situation, one clique at a time, and keep his chances for a non-orange jumpsuited life afloat. When the game was first announced, {{Moral Guardian|s}} Jack Thompson took issue with this game. Well, ''of course'' he did. Finding out that the game was a lot less violent than the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series (no blood, let alone death) didn't stop him; maybe he just wanted to maintain his image of hatred for Rockstar. Other moral guardians claimed the game was going to let kids think bullying was cool. However, the storyline of the game encourages standing up for those too weak to stand up for themselves, and treats [[WouldntHitAGirl hitting girls]], authorities and young children as ''the'' worst crimes you can commit.
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Only two kids at Bullworth are willing to befriend the freshman: effeminate pariah Petey Kowalski, and fellow hooligan Gary Smith. Jim Jimmy soon discovers that Bullworth is in a state of constant turmoil due to [[MobWar the feuding of five cliques]]: [[BarbaricBully the Bullies]], [[MadScientist the Nerds]], [[AristocratsAreEvil the Preppies]], [[GreaserDelinquents the Greasers]] and [[JerkJock the Jocks]]. Headmaster Dr. Crabblesnitch ignores the bullying that goes on, calling it "[[MiseryBuildsCharacter school spirit]]". Jimmy has no choice but to pacify the situation, one clique at a time, and keep his chances for a non-orange jumpsuited life afloat. When the game was first announced, {{Moral Guardian|s}} Jack Thompson took issue with this game. Well, [[note]]Well, ''of course'' he did. did.[[/note]] Finding out that the game was a lot less violent than the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' ''Grand Theft Auto'' series (no blood, let alone death) didn't stop him; maybe he just wanted to maintain his image of hatred for Rockstar. Other moral guardians claimed the game was going to let kids think bullying was cool. However, the storyline of the game encourages standing up for those too weak to stand up for themselves, and treats [[WouldntHitAGirl hitting girls]], authorities and young children as ''the'' worst crimes you can commit.

* AnachronismStew: The Bullworth region appears to be caught in a time warp. The game is ostensibly set in the present (there is reference to the school banning MP3 players, and the map of Europe in Geography class added in ''Scholarship Edition'' features modern-day political layout, as opposed to, say, featuring the USSR), but the cars, computers[[note]]The Nerds keep a modern PC with a flat-panel monitor in their hideout, just to further confuse the issue.[[/note]] and the Preppies look like they came out of TheEighties, while the Greasers are a throwback to TheFifties. WordOfGod has it that Rockstar wanted both adult and teenage gamers to be able to enjoy it, and thus, they threw in elements from multiple time periods rather than grounding it in one. * AndYourRewardIsClothes: A somewhat weird example. Ammo for your weapons is dropped in fights, so the only thing you really use your money for is getting a haircut and expanding your wardrobe. The clothes don't really provide any benefits, and if you wear anything but your uniform on school grounds the prefects yell but do nothing else at you for breaking dress code. ** Then again, the Black Ninja Outfit (which you get for completing the School Yearbook) and Green Ninja Outfit (2,000 successful hits with ranged weapons) both add bonuses to your character (Black makes you invisible to authorities to an extent, and Green increases damage, range, and hit ratio for ranged weapons).
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* AnachronismStew: The Bullworth region appears to be caught in a time warp. The game is ostensibly set in the present (there is reference to the school banning MP3 players, and the map of Europe in Geography class added in ''Scholarship Edition'' features modern-day political layout, as opposed to, say, featuring the USSR), but the cars, computers[[note]]The computers,[[note]]The Nerds keep a modern PC with a flat-panel monitor in their hideout, just to further confuse the issue.[[/note]] and the Preppies look like they came out of TheEighties, while the Greasers are a throwback to TheFifties. WordOfGod has it that Rockstar wanted both adult and teenage gamers to be able to enjoy it, and thus, they threw in elements from multiple time periods rather than grounding it in one. * AndYourRewardIsClothes: AndYourRewardIsClothes: ** A somewhat weird example. Ammo for your weapons is dropped in fights, so the only thing you really use your money for is getting a haircut and expanding your wardrobe. The clothes don't really provide any benefits, and if you wear anything but your uniform on school grounds the prefects yell but do nothing else at you for breaking dress code. ** Then again, the The Black Ninja Outfit (which you get for completing the School Yearbook) and Green Ninja Outfit (2,000 successful hits with ranged weapons) both add bonuses to your character (Black makes you invisible to authorities to an extent, and Green increases damage, range, and hit ratio for ranged weapons).

* ArtificialAtmosphericActions: Several random NPC dialogues can sound... very artificial to say the least. Not to mention, you can have a ''lot'' of fun with Kick-Me signs, sometimes even the ''prefects'' or the ''gym teacher'' will run over and kick a student with them! ** This also borders on the funny side of the trope. Because everyone "Resets" when you do something like go to class or enter a building, it's possible someone you beat up a couple hours earlier to ask you to run an errand for them. And the prefects ''never'' remember the Swirlie you gave them unless they witnessed you giving one.
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* ArtificialAtmosphericActions: Several random NPC dialogues can sound... very artificial to say the least. Not to mention, you can have a ''lot'' of fun with Kick-Me signs, sometimes even the ''prefects'' or the ''gym teacher'' will run over and kick a student with them! ** them! This also borders on the funny side of the trope. this. Because everyone "Resets" "resets" when you do something like go to class or enter a building, it's possible someone you beat up a couple hours earlier to ask you to run an errand for them. And the prefects ''never'' remember the Swirlie you gave them unless they witnessed you giving one.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the cliques are led by the toughest member. The adults (including the female nurse in her late 60s) are always tougher than the students (even the linebacker). Dr. Crabblesnitch, in his one non-cutscene appearance, has four times the stamina of any other character.
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: ** All the cliques are led by the toughest member. The adults (including the female nurse in her late 60s) are always tougher than the students (even the linebacker). Dr. Crabblesnitch, in his one non-cutscene appearance, has four times the stamina of any other character.

* BigBad: Gary Smith
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* BigBad: Gary SmithSmith.

* BlandNameProduct: "Aquaberry" brand clothing is a portmanteau of real life British clothing brands Aquascutum and Burberry. ** ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Grottoes and Gremlins]].''
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* BlandNameProduct: BlandNameProduct: ** "Aquaberry" brand clothing is a portmanteau of real life British clothing brands Aquascutum and Burberry. ** ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Grottoes and Gremlins]].''Gremlins]]''.

* {{Bowdlerization}}: There were a few cutscenes viewable in the game trailers that didn't make the final cut, probably because of all the negative publicity the game was getting pre-release. Makes you wonder what got left out that no one knows about. Most but not all of these were re-added in ''Scholarship Edition''. ** Also, the ''entire game'' was [[MarketBasedTitle renamed]] to ''Canis Canem Edit'', GratuitousLatin for ''Dog Eat Dog'', for the initial release in the PAL regions.
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: There were a few cutscenes viewable in the game trailers that didn't make it to the final cut, version, probably because of all the negative publicity the game was getting pre-release. Makes you wonder what got left out that no one knows about. Most but not all of these were re-added in ''Scholarship Edition''. ** Edition''. Also, the ''entire game'' was [[MarketBasedTitle renamed]] to ''Canis Canem Edit'', GratuitousLatin for ''Dog Eat Dog'', for the initial release in the PAL regions.

* ButtMonkey
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** To a lesser extent, Constantinos. He's constantly complaining about how poorly he's treated on a daily basis. There's also a minigame where you have to beat him mercilessly with a soccer ball, and a mission where you have to annoy him, beat him up, and steal his mascot costume.
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** To a lesser extent, Constantinos. He's constantly complaining about how poorly he's treated on a daily basis. There's also a minigame where you have to beat him mercilessly with a soccer ball, and a mission where you have to annoy him, beat him up, and steal his mascot costume.

* ButNotTooGay: The game went to a fair amount of effort to establish all the boys who Jimmy can kiss as bisexual. Cornelius pines for Mandy, Gord dates Lola, Trent and Duncan are both girl-crazy, Kirby at least likes women's feet. Vance is sometimes thought to be fully gay, but he can occasionaly be seen making out with girls and has a couple hard to catch lines of dialogue about hanging out with them. Interestingly, the deleted character Bob was ManlyGay and openly disliked girls.
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* ButNotTooGay: The game went to a fair amount of effort to establish all the boys who Jimmy can kiss as bisexual. Cornelius pines for Mandy, Gord dates Lola, Trent and Duncan are both girl-crazy, Kirby at least likes women's feet. Vance is sometimes thought to be fully gay, but he can occasionaly occasionally be seen making out with girls and has a couple hard to catch lines of dialogue about hanging out with them. Interestingly, the deleted character Bob was ManlyGay and openly disliked girls.

* CanonDiscontinuity: On the official ''Bully'' website, there were some canon differences from the game. Most notably was Tad Spencer, who was prominently introduced on the website before the game came out as Tad Smith-Althorp Smith. Then, when the "Facebook" section of the website was released months after the game, the old name errors were still there, along with a few new ones.
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* CanonDiscontinuity: CanonDiscontinuity: ** On the official ''Bully'' website, there were some canon differences from the game. Most notably was Tad Spencer, who was prominently introduced on the website before the game came out as Tad Smith-Althorp Smith. Then, when the "Facebook" section of the website was released months after the game, the old name errors were still there, along with a few new ones.

* CombatPragmatist: Jimmy has no problem fighting dirty, up to and including tripping the opponent, kicking them while they're down, kneeing them in the groin, slamming them against walls or furniture, or even using weapons. ** Of course, while boxing, Jimmy fights fairly.
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* CombatPragmatist: Jimmy has no problem fighting dirty, up to and including tripping the opponent, kicking them while they're down, kneeing them in the groin, slamming them against walls or furniture, or even using weapons. ** weapons. Of course, while boxing, Jimmy fights fairly.

* DefeatMeansFriendship: Although all the cliques accept Jimmy to varying degrees after he beats their clique leaders, Russell fully becomes Jimmy's friend after they fight.
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* DefeatMeansFriendship: DefeatMeansFriendship: ** Although all the cliques accept Jimmy to varying degrees after he beats their clique leaders, Russell fully becomes Jimmy's friend after they fight.

* DevelopersForesight: Throwing food in the cafeteria will result in the students starting a food fight.
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* DevelopersForesight: DevelopersForesight: ** Throwing food in the cafeteria will result in the students starting a food fight.

* DevilInPlainSight: Gary is such an obvious liar. ** His choice in Halloween attire was also questionable. [[ThoseWackyNazis Sieg heil.]]
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* DevilInPlainSight: Gary is such an obvious liar. ** liar. His choice in Halloween attire was is also questionable. [[ThoseWackyNazis Sieg heil.]]

* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: The protagonist helps the cafeteria lady slip sedatives to a male teacher; it is strongly implied that she aims to take him home and rape him. Imagine the reaction if the sexes were reversed. * TheDragon: Bif Taylor to Derby Harrington, Norton Williams to Johnny Vincent, Damon West (who has a bit of TheStarscream in him) to Ted Thompson, Omar Romero to Edgar Munsen. Subverted in that all of them but Bif and Damon are weaker than those that lead them. ** Also, (at first) Jimmy to Gary. * DressingAsTheEnemy: One mission has Jimmy dress up as a Prep to kill Derby's plant. Though you can also get clothes to match the other cliques. ** He also dresses up as The School Mascot once, as well as an asylum warden.
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* * DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: The protagonist helps the cafeteria lady slip sedatives to a male teacher; it is strongly implied that she aims to take him home and rape him. Imagine the reaction if the sexes were reversed. * TheDragon: TheDragon: ** Jimmy to Gary initially. ** Bif Taylor to Derby Harrington, Norton Williams to Johnny Vincent, Damon West (who has a bit of TheStarscream in him) to Ted Thompson, Omar Romero to Edgar Munsen. Subverted in that all of them but Bif and Damon are weaker than those that lead them. ** Also, (at first) Jimmy to Gary. * DressingAsTheEnemy: One mission has Jimmy dress up as a Prep to kill Derby's plant. Though you can also get clothes to match the other cliques. ** cliques. He also dresses up as The School Mascot once, as well as an asylum warden.

* DummiedOut: Quite a lot of dummied out content in this game.
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* DummiedOut: Quite a lot of dummied out content in this game.game:

* GameBreakingBug: A glitch-induced one in the mission Glass House. Jimmy is frozen and unresponsive to the controls during the Mission Concluded screen, but Mr. Hattrick is ''not'' frozen, and will run up and bust Jimmy while the game ignores the player's controller input.
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* GameBreakingBug: GameBreakingBug: ** A glitch-induced one in the mission Glass House. Jimmy is frozen and unresponsive to the controls during the Mission Concluded screen, but Mr. Hattrick is ''not'' frozen, and will run up and bust Jimmy while the game ignores the player's controller input.

** Additionally you can use mopeds for the bike races. Jimmy on a moped + everyone else on mountain bikes = [[{{Nerf}} nerfed races.]] * GameplayAndStorySegregation: You can actually beat up as many students as you want and merely get detention. Heck, you can even do stuff like beat up ''the faculty'' ([[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking if you manage to do this]]) and run into a prefect with a lawnmower or hit him with a shovel and you won't get expelled, whereas Crabblesnitch would have ''more'' than enough reason to do so. ** AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Because one could get expelled before [[spoiler:the story demands it]]. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to give a prefect a swirlie and then watch as later in the day he appeared to have forgotten it.
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** Additionally you You can use mopeds for the bike races. Jimmy on a moped + everyone else on mountain bikes = [[{{Nerf}} nerfed races.]] * GameplayAndStorySegregation: You can actually beat up as many students as you want and merely get detention. Heck, you can even do stuff like beat up ''the faculty'' ([[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking if you manage to do this]]) and run into a prefect with a lawnmower or hit him with a shovel and you won't get expelled, whereas Crabblesnitch would have ''more'' than enough reason to do so. ** AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Because so. This is a case of AcceptableBreaksFromReality because one could get expelled before [[spoiler:the story demands it]]. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to give a prefect a swirlie and then watch as later in the day he appeared to have forgotten it.
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* IHaveTheHighGround: One of the most common ArtificialStupidity among the NPCs is its inability to climb up to grab Jimmy. Thus you can simply climb up into a high ground such as a car or the reception table and the authorities won't be able to grab you.
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