Created By: Kin on October 28, 2012
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Crowning Moment of Trolling

Where characters are subjected to trolling of epic proportions.

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It's a Crowning Moment of Awesome for the Troll, often a Crowning Moment of Funny for the audience and may trigger a Rage Breaking Point for the victim. That's right: It's a Crowning Moment of Trolling. This is where a character or group of characters has gone to such extensive lengths to mess with someone that it pays off in a BIG way, sometimes resulting in a Mind Screw. The antagonists are usually the most likely to have these moments, as Just Toying with Them is a classic villain pastime. However, the heroes pull this off sometimes as well, on each other or even on the Big Bad. Insane Troll Logic can sometimes result in this trope, but not always.

Examples:

Anime and Manga:

In Bleach, we have Mayuri Kurotsuchi who likes to take this Up to Eleven at times, and just be flat out sociopathic the rest of the time.

Kakashi of Naruto achieves this by fending off the three main characters all at once while casually reading a book, which is both Bad Ass and a Crowning Moment of Funny, especially when you learn what kinds of books he likes to read.

In One Piece,Monkey D. Luffy has a pretty great one when he turns himself into "Water Luffy" while fighting Crocodile. It's an effective tactic, but it makes him look ridiculous, so Crocodile takes this as a heavy mockery against him and becomes absolutely outraged. Luffy actually pretty well has an infinite number of these. In fact, it's something of a running gag that he inadvertently pushes the Berserk Buttons of friend and foe alike and typically Hilarity Ensues.

Western Animation: My Little Pony:Friendship Is Magic has Discord, who pretty much embodies this trope. Also, Fluttershy arguably has one when she proves completely immune to Discord's trolling, which infuriates him and causes him to resort to pure magic rather than his usual mind games.

Community Feedback Replies: 8
  • October 28, 2012
    HeartOfAnAstronaut
    This sounds a little elaborate for a "Crowning Moments" trope, which right now refer only to really funny moments or really awesome moments. If a moment of trolling is really awesome, it can be treated as an awesome moment, if it's really funny it can be one of those.

    It doesn't help that these examples are a bit confusing, as is the term "trolling" which isn't very well defined. What does it mean to "mess with" someone and how does this pay off? Is this about pranks? If it is, why are all the examples combat situations?
  • October 28, 2012
    Koveras
    Please, no more "Crowning Moments".
  • October 28, 2012
    TheHandle
    There's three types of Trash Talk; those designed to distract the opponent, those designed to make them lose resolve, and those designed to make them lose their temper and attack recklessly. Virtually all instances of the third type can be classified as trolling.
  • October 28, 2012
    DracMonster
    I think Comedic Sociopathy has this covered.
  • October 28, 2012
    TheHandle
    Kakashi's example doesn't fit there, nor does Luffy's (who often does act silly on purpose); neither are being sociopathic.
  • October 28, 2012
    RoseBride
    I don't know I think this is covered by The Reason You Suck Speech and also Kirk Summation
  • October 28, 2012
    shimaspawn
    <Mod Hat>

    There shall be no new crowning moments. This shall be discarded.
  • October 28, 2012
    Kin
    Okay, thanks guys. I thought it might be a fun trope to have, but it was admittedly a little difficult to define for me. @The Handle note that being sociopathic is not in the description; I was referring to Mayuri's mode of operation alone.

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