History YMMV / FightClub

26th Jun '17 12:20:22 PM Eagal
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* RealitySubtext: Palahniuk was wrestling with his sexuality at the time of writing the novel, and came out as gay shortly after its publication.
26th Jun '17 12:19:27 PM Eagal
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The story is supposed to show how awful and self-destructive Fight Club, Project Mayhem and basically anything at all to do with Tyler Durden is, but some fans instead think it's glorifying violence and Tyler is living the life they all want to live, to the point where some people are [[CompletelyMissingThePoint setting up Fight Clubs.]]

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The story is supposed to show how awful and self-destructive Fight Club, Project Mayhem and basically anything at all to do with Tyler Durden is, but some fans instead think it's glorifying violence and Tyler is living the life they all want to live, to the point where some people are [[CompletelyMissingThePoint setting up Fight Clubs.]]
26th Jun '17 12:18:44 PM Eagal
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* MagnificentBastard: Tyler Durden.

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* %%* MagnificentBastard: Tyler Durden.



** "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I haven't fucked like that since Grade School.]]"

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** Marla's proclamation that "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I haven't fucked like that since Grade School.]]"
26th Jun '17 12:17:44 PM Eagal
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* ChaoticNeutral: Tyler Durden. Looking for a better world by destroying society as we know it. But not actually ChaoticEvil, considering that he constantly takes steps to avoid actually killing anyone. It takes a fair bit of planning for him to destroy several skyscrapers without putting any lives at risk. In ''Planescape'', he would be classified as an evil-tending ChaoticNeutral, landing him squarely in Pandemonium.
23rd Jun '17 5:33:04 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** "[[CrossesTheLineTwice I haven't fucked like that since Grade School.]]"
1st Jun '17 8:21:44 AM Noraneko
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* HypeBacklash: The film is considered one of the greatest, but has the stereotype of being a favorite of young men, particularly on places such as Reddit. As such, it's not uncommon for some to find it vastly overrated and resent its place as number ''ten'' on [=IMDb=]'s top-rated films list over other classics.
21st May '17 10:46:36 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** More like alternate ''movie'' interpretation. Many critics (specifically [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]]) have made the comparison of the Narrator's life to that of a closeted homosexual who desperately wants to be straight (Chuck Palahniuk himself is Gay). The Narrator feels a certain "emptiness" in his life which he fills by shamelessly pretending to be someone he isn't. However, his catharsis is lost once Marla forces him to acknowledge that he's living a lie, and his anger is the catalyst to the introduction/creation of Tyler Durden, who is everything the narrator wishes he could be: attractive, confident and very obviously straight. All of the sex scenes with Marla are with the Tyler persona, while the Narrator finds her repulsive. The ensuing chaos is symbolic of someone so in denial about who they are that it becomes hurtful to themselves and everyone around them, and Tyler's [[spoiler: "death"]] is the Narrator coming to terms with who he is. Notice how he and Marla [[spoiler: hold hands instead of kissing]] at the end.

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** More like alternate ''movie'' interpretation. Many critics (specifically [[NeedsMoreGay Rantasmo]]) have made the comparison of the Narrator's life to that of a closeted homosexual who desperately wants to be straight (Chuck Palahniuk (Creator/ChuckPalahniuk himself is Gay). The Narrator feels a certain "emptiness" in his life which he fills by shamelessly pretending to be someone he isn't. However, his catharsis is lost once Marla forces him to acknowledge that he's living a lie, and his anger is the catalyst to the introduction/creation of Tyler Durden, who is everything the narrator wishes he could be: attractive, confident and very obviously straight. All of the sex scenes with Marla are with the Tyler persona, while the Narrator finds her repulsive. The ensuing chaos is symbolic of someone so in denial about who they are that it becomes hurtful to themselves and everyone around them, and Tyler's [[spoiler: "death"]] is the Narrator coming to terms with who he is. Notice how he and Marla [[spoiler: hold hands instead of kissing]] at the end.



* ChaoticNeutral: Tyler Durden. Looking for a better world by destroying society as we know it. But not actually ChaoticEvil, considering that he constantly takes steps to avoid actually killing anyone. It takes a fair bit of planning for him to destroy several skyscrapers without putting any lives at risk. In ''Planescape'', he would be classified as an evil-tending ChaoticNeutral, landing him squarely in Pandemonium.



* DracoInLeatherPants: How many real-life followers do you think he'd have if he were played by someone less handsome than Brad Pitt? This is directly Lampshaded when Tyler and the Narrator mock an underwear model in a bus ad.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: How many real-life followers do you think he'd have if he were played by someone less handsome than Brad Pitt? Creator/BradPitt? This is directly Lampshaded when Tyler and the Narrator mock an underwear model in a bus ad.



** When Tyler talks about how the media has led people to believe that they will all be "millionaires, movie gods, and rock stars," he's looking at Jared Leto's character, Angel Face. Leto would later go on to front the band 30 Seconds to Mars.

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** When Tyler talks about how the media has led people to believe that they will all be "millionaires, movie gods, and rock stars," he's looking at Jared Leto's Creator/JaredLeto's character, Angel Face. Leto would later go on to front the band 30 Seconds to Mars.Music/ThirtySecondsToMars.



** Marla's line "the condom is the glass slipper of this generation," with Helena Bonham-Carter's role in ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}''.

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** Marla's line "the condom is the glass slipper of this generation," with Helena Bonham-Carter's Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter's role in ''Film/{{Cinderella|2015}}''.
2nd Mar '17 6:18:14 PM WarriorsGate
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Watching the credits to the video game reveals ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' composer Brad Breeck was the soundtrack's co-producer.
15th Feb '17 4:24:26 PM GaryKing95
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* HolyShitQuotient: The moment you learn that [[spoiler:Jack is actually a separate personality of the narrator's]], you will be prone to yelp, "Oh my god! He's a madman!"

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* HolyShitQuotient: The moment you learn that [[spoiler:Jack [[spoiler:Tyler is actually a separate personality of the narrator's]], you will be prone to yelp, "Oh my god! He's a madman!"
10th Feb '17 6:30:29 AM Pren
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** Palahniuk has stated Tyler mocking someone as a "snowflake" in the book is likely the reason the word was adopted by the alt-right as an insult to liberals.
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