What Is This Guy's Backstory?!
What happened to him? Why is he this crazy? It'll never be explained.
Once upon a time there was a movie called Gordy. It was about a pig trying to save his family, and ends with him becoming the CEO of a major corporation. One day, a man by the name of The Nostalgia Critic decided to review the move. He remarked that it was boring, and unintersting until a man in a hospital gown, wearing red pantyhose on his head, stealing a lamp from a thriftstore appeared for a few moments. To this the Critc demanded fruitlessly, "WHAT IS THIS GUY'S BACKSTORY?!" In short, this is for a character that so weird, so absurd, so crazy, so batshit fucking insane that the audience just has to know what made them this way. Unfortunately, they're never told, thus leading to much frustration, and fan theories. Most of the time the character is just part of a Funny Background Event, or is just a minor character, and almost always their extremely insane preformance or behavior never brought up and they just tend to disappear afterwards without even a passing mention. Compare to Funny Background Event, Big-Lipped Alligator Moment, and What Happened to the Mouse?.
ExamplesAnime and Manga
- Rokuro Bundo from Deadman Wonderland seems normal at first, but then, out of nowhere, he ''completely loses it'' once he finds out that someone destroyed his calculations. He goes even further off the deep end, and in what looks like a very Higurashi influenced, neck cracking, flailing Freak Out!, he screams "DON'T FUCK WITH THE HUMAN CALCULATOR!". Afterwards, he's beaten up for being a traitor, and is never mentioned again. With no explanation of why he's like this. At all.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.