History YMMV / DumbingOfAge

5th Sep '17 5:16:00 PM wingedcatgirl
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* MagnificentBastard: According to Sarah, [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/02-i-was-a-teenage-churchmouse/magnificent/ Joyce is one]].
7th Aug '17 9:41:43 PM infernape612
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*** Made more complicated is her idea of Redemption being non-existent.... saying it in front of several characters that for one reason or another are desperately trying to redeem themselves.

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*** Made more complicated is her idea of Redemption redemption being non-existent.... saying it in front of several characters that for one reason or another are desperately trying to redeem themselves.
21st Jul '17 2:18:50 PM NonoRobot
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* NightmareFuel:
** [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/bat/ This]] is pretty much one of the most terrifying scenes in the series. The strips slowly changing into a reddish tint reflects this.
** [[spoiler:[[HeWhoFightsMonsters Amber's]]]] SlasherSmile in the last panel of [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/rage/ this]] strip is a FlashBack to a few strips ago when [[spoiler:she [[TheDogBitesBack punched]] [[AbusiveParents her dad]]]]. You only see a part of it, but it is absolutely terrifying.
*** It's becoming more and more obvious that [[spoiler:Amber is becoming unstable, that Amazi-girl is becoming a [[SplitPersonality separate personality]], and that her past with Sal is causing Amber to see her as [[UnknownRival some sort of evil Arch-nemesis]] despite Sal [[HeelFaceTurn no longer being the delinquent she once was]]. Then there is her blind rage that has caused her to stab an unarmed Sal when they were kids and to beat her abusive father half to death.]]
** There's a reason that [[spoiler:Joyce can't be [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/trauma/ alone outside...]]]]
*** Know what's even scarier? [[spoiler:A Patreon strip revealed that the Ryan holding the door was the real deal.]]
** Ross, while an asshole, was trivially easy for Dina to remove in his first appearance. Then he comes back [[spoiler:with a GUN.]]
** In a Patreon bonus strip, Dorothy goes to her class to reschedule a meeting with her professor. [[spoiler:Her professor tells her about a shooting near the Showater Fountain...[[FridgeHorror the same place Joyce was meeting her at]]]]. The look of horror on her face says it all.
** Jocelyne's position once John makes his opinion of Becky and Joyce clear. She's getting to witness first-hand just how conditional her family's "love" is, and looks justifiably terrified.
** [[spoiler:After giving Ruth her job back (or more accurately, forcing it on her), Clint suddenly becomes ''extremely'' aggressive, physically manhandling her while growling about Ruth's father. Not helping is Ruth's face as he does this. She's ''fucking terrified''.]]
** Ryan [[spoiler:might not actually be his name. That means ever since book one, he may have lied about everything he's said so we may know NOTHING about him]].
** [[spoiler:[[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/03-the-thing-i-was-before/unfinished/ "I AM NOT AMAZI-GIRL."]] ]]
21st Jul '17 9:38:14 AM rmctagg09
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*** Know what's even scarier? [[spoiler: A Patreon strip revealed that the Ryan holding the door was the real deal.]]

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*** Know what's even scarier? [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A Patreon strip revealed that the Ryan holding the door was the real deal.]]
20th Jul '17 3:33:49 PM kazokuhouou
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*** Know what's even scarier? [[spoiler: A Patreon strip revealed that the Ryan holding the door was the real deal.]]
4th Jul '17 12:52:26 AM rmctagg09
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** Joyce's father Hank is very quickly earning the love of the fandom by being one of the few [[GoodParents good parents]] in the comic, to the point where in spite of not fully understanding some of Joyce's newfound beliefs, will support them anyway since he believes she's her own woman now. It helps that unlike his wife, Hank doesn't try to defend Ross at all, outright saying that he's wanted to punch Ross a few times himself, even before his [[spoiler: gun-point kidnapping of Becky.]]

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** Joyce's father Hank is very quickly earning the love of the fandom by being one of the few [[GoodParents good parents]] in the comic, to the point where in spite of not fully understanding some of Joyce's newfound beliefs, will support them anyway since he believes she's her own woman now. It helps that unlike his wife, Hank doesn't try to defend Ross at all, outright saying that he's wanted to punch Ross a few times himself, even before his [[spoiler: gun-point [[spoiler:gun-point kidnapping of Becky.]]



** [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/outrage/ "Outrage"]] Roz's comments in the last panel were already harsh, but [[spoiler: then Becky ends up homeless because of her orientation]].

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** [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/outrage/ "Outrage"]] Roz's comments in the last panel were already harsh, but [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then Becky ends up homeless because of her orientation]].



** [[spoiler: [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Amber's]]]] SlasherSmile in the last panel of [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/rage/ this]] strip is a FlashBack to a few strips ago when [[spoiler: she [[TheDogBitesBack punched]] [[AbusiveParents her dad]]]]. You only see a part of it, but it is absolutely terrifying.
*** It's becoming more and more obvious that [[spoiler: Amber is becoming unstable, that Amazi-girl is becoming a [[SplitPersonality separate personality]], and that her past with Sal is causing Amber to see her as [[UnknownRival some sort of evil Arch-nemesis]] despite Sal [[HeelFaceTurn no longer being the delinquent she once was]]. Then there is her blind rage that has caused her to stab an unarmed Sal when they were kids and to beat her abusive father half to death.]]
** There's a reason that [[spoiler: Joyce can't be [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/trauma/ alone outside...]]]]
** Ross, while an asshole, was trivially easy for Dina to remove in his first appearance. Then he comes back [[spoiler: with a GUN.]]

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** [[spoiler: [[HeWhoFightsMonsters [[spoiler:[[HeWhoFightsMonsters Amber's]]]] SlasherSmile in the last panel of [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-3/04-just-hangin-out-with-my-family/rage/ this]] strip is a FlashBack to a few strips ago when [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she [[TheDogBitesBack punched]] [[AbusiveParents her dad]]]]. You only see a part of it, but it is absolutely terrifying.
*** It's becoming more and more obvious that [[spoiler: Amber [[spoiler:Amber is becoming unstable, that Amazi-girl is becoming a [[SplitPersonality separate personality]], and that her past with Sal is causing Amber to see her as [[UnknownRival some sort of evil Arch-nemesis]] despite Sal [[HeelFaceTurn no longer being the delinquent she once was]]. Then there is her blind rage that has caused her to stab an unarmed Sal when they were kids and to beat her abusive father half to death.]]
** There's a reason that [[spoiler: Joyce [[spoiler:Joyce can't be [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/trauma/ alone outside...]]]]
** Ross, while an asshole, was trivially easy for Dina to remove in his first appearance. Then he comes back [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with a GUN.]]



** [[spoiler: [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/03-the-thing-i-was-before/unfinished/ "I AM NOT AMAZI-GIRL."]] ]]

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** [[spoiler: [[http://www.[[spoiler:[[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/03-the-thing-i-was-before/unfinished/ "I AM NOT AMAZI-GIRL."]] ]]



** Danny saw a notable rise in popularity after he started hanging out with Ethan [[spoiler: most likely due to the flirtatious nature of their interactions.]]

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** Danny saw a notable rise in popularity after he started hanging out with Ethan [[spoiler: most [[spoiler:most likely due to the flirtatious nature of their interactions.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Jocelyne]], is a mtf trans character who has not come out to her family and has not done any transitioning or attempted passing in the main comic, something very rarely seen in media. Unfortunately, due to having already graduated, she's rarely in the main comic and her status as trans is never explored.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: [[spoiler: Jocelyne]], [[spoiler:Jocelyne]], is a mtf trans character who has not come out to her family and has not done any transitioning or attempted passing in the main comic, something very rarely seen in media. Unfortunately, due to having already graduated, she's rarely in the main comic and her status as trans is never explored.
3rd Jul '17 10:27:15 PM infernape612
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** Becky apologizing to Joyce about [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]] in this [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/03-the-butterflies-fly-away/buzzed/ strip]] is funny at first, but [[spoiler:a plucky, over-sheltered girl falling for a man who she wants to marry immediately who turns out a vile sociopath who only wants to use her]] is definitely not funny...

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** Becky apologizing to Joyce about [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Hans]] in this [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/03-the-butterflies-fly-away/buzzed/ strip]] is funny at first, but [[spoiler:a plucky, over-sheltered girl falling for a man who she wants to marry immediately who turns out to be a vile sociopath who only wants to use her]] is definitely not funny...



** [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/outrage/ "Outrage"]] Roz's comments in the last panel were already harsh, but [[spoiler: then Becky ends up homeless because of her orientation]]

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** [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2015/comic/book-5/02-threes-a-crowd/outrage/ "Outrage"]] Roz's comments in the last panel were already harsh, but [[spoiler: then Becky ends up homeless because of her orientation]]orientation]].



** In a Patreon bonus strip, Dorothy goes to her class to reschedule a meeting with her professor. [[spoiler:Her professor tells her about a shooting near the Showater Fountain...[[FridgeHorror the same place Joyce was meeting her at]].]] The look of horror on her face says it all.

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** In a Patreon bonus strip, Dorothy goes to her class to reschedule a meeting with her professor. [[spoiler:Her professor tells her about a shooting near the Showater Fountain...[[FridgeHorror the same place Joyce was meeting her at]].]] at]]]]. The look of horror on her face says it all.



** DownplayedTrope, in that she is more of a BaseBreakingCharacter now, some consider Ruth rescued after the brutal stuff she's been forced through, her HiddenDepths, TakingALevelInKindness, and pure sympathy for her.

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** DownplayedTrope, in that she is more of a BaseBreakingCharacter now, some consider Ruth rescued after the brutal stuff she's been forced through, her HiddenDepths, TakingALevelInKindness, [[TookALevelInKindness Taking a Level in Kindness]], and pure sympathy for her.
3rd Jul '17 10:17:36 PM infernape612
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-->[[http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/44925990876/whats-your-opinion-of-danny-your-comments-on-the Author Comment]]: [All my characters] take things from me on some level. [...] Some day, I hope I will be Dorothy. That is my end game. But I still have lots of stuff to work out first.

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-->[[http://itswalky.-->'''[[http://itswalky.tumblr.com/post/44925990876/whats-your-opinion-of-danny-your-comments-on-the Author Comment]]: Comment]]:''' [All my characters] take things from me on some level. [...] Some day, I hope I will be Dorothy. That is my end game. But I still have lots of stuff to work out first.
3rd Jul '17 10:14:24 PM infernape612
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*** Made more complicated is her idea of Redemption being non-existant.... saying it infront of several characters that for one reason or another are desperately trying to redeem themselves.

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*** Made more complicated is her idea of Redemption being non-existant.... non-existent.... saying it infront in front of several characters that for one reason or another are desperately trying to redeem themselves.
3rd Jun '17 5:40:19 PM RebelFalcon
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** Rachel. While normally a RecurringExtra, she became this after giving Ruth a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. She's either entirely right in her speech, partially right, but mainly in that she doesn't know all the details surrounding Ruth, a {{Hypocrite}} who chose to hit Ruth while she was down, or is suffering from a DarkAndTroubledPast and was triggered by Ruth's attempt at redemption.
*** Made more complicated is her idea of Redemption being non-existant.... saying it infront of several characters that for one reason or another are desperately trying to redeem themselves.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: New!Roz was a lot better received than her Scrappy ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' counterpart. Unfortunately, New!Robin seems to have taken her place on the heap.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
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New!Roz was a lot better received than her Scrappy ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' counterpart. Unfortunately, New!Robin seems to have taken her place on the heap.



** DownplayedTrope, in that she is more of a BaseBreakingCharacter now, some consider Ruth rescued after the brutal stuff she's been forced through, her HiddenDepths, TakingALevelInKindness, and pure sympathy for her.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: [[http://thewebcomicsreview.tumblr.com/post/152544704470/is-marys-character-ridiculous-she-seems-almost This tumblr post]] how Mary can come off this way; basically, she never even has any short-term victories, so she winds up being the underdog.



** Ruth occasionally gets this reaction from readers who feel that her previous acts of abuse tend to be swept under the rug. That she is now in conflict with somebody she's [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/04-the-whiteboard-dong-bandit/male-anatomy/ previously assaulted]] does not help either.

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** Ruth occasionally gets this reaction from readers who feel that her previous acts of abuse tend to be swept under the rug. That she is now was in conflict with somebody she's [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2014/comic/book-4/04-the-whiteboard-dong-bandit/male-anatomy/ previously assaulted]] does not help either. Overlaps with her being a BaseBreakingCharacter.



** Amber can't let go of her past to the point it's implied her alter ego was developed as a way to violently deal with them.

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** Amber can't let go of her past to the point it's implied her alter ego was developed as a way to violently deal with them.them. Unfortunately, this didn't do anything but make her consider her normal persona to be "evil" and "broken", not helped by the fact that she inherited some traits from her [[AbusiveDad asshole father]].



** Ruth and Billie have set themselves on a path that can only end badly with all the alcohol involved.

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** Ruth and Billie have set themselves on a path that can only end badly with all the alcohol involved.involved, and nearly did in Ruth's case. While Ruth is getting help, Billie isn't out of the woods yet.
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