Created By: Marshmello on December 15, 2009
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Bully / Bullying Index

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How Did We Miss This One?? Up for Grabs. This title belongs to another article.

Someone launch these, please.

So I've noticed we have tropes like Jerk Jock, The Libby, Jerkass, Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up, etc, and related tropes like Kids Are Cruel, but I've failed to find any trope describing simply bullying. Not all bullies or instances of bullying can have these tropes applied, which would make having a broader umbrella category a good idea.

Related character tropes: Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up, The Libby, Jerk Jock, Bully Hunter (contrast)

Related concepts: Kids Are Cruel, Bullying a Dragon

Examples:
Community Feedback Replies: 39
  • November 9, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    Huh... damn it! How did we miss this one!

    The Hero of the first Fable deals with one in the tutorial.

    Unless the school itself can get a grips with this character, your best hope is to hire a Bully Hunter. Subtrope is Bullying A Dragon.
  • November 9, 2009
    Giant Space Chinchilla
    Perhaps this would work well as a index as well as a trope, yes?
  • November 9, 2009
    Goldude
    @GSC: How about The Bully for the trope and Bullying This Index or something along those lines for the index
  • November 9, 2009
    melloncollie
    I think Malfoy counts as another Harry Potter example.

    Isn't there a videogame called Bully?
  • November 9, 2009
    Egregious Eric
    Yes, see Bully.
  • November 9, 2009
    Marshmello
    I think 'Bully' and 'The Bully' are too easily confused; we'd probably end up with a bunch of interior links leading to the video game instead of the trope.
  • November 9, 2009
    Giant Space Chinchilla
    A Cruel And Brutal Index? Don't Strong-arm My Index?
  • November 9, 2009
    Chabal 2
  • November 10, 2009
    Arilou
    Buffet in Phineas And Ferb.
  • November 10, 2009
    Evalana
    @: Arilou: It's Buford, actually.
  • November 10, 2009
    eX
    Roger from Doug. Flash Thompson from Spider-Man. And countless more. Any series set around a Highschooler has at least one!

  • November 10, 2009
    random surfer
    Is there a Videogame space? If so, the videogame Bully could be moved there and the trope could be in mainspace.
  • November 10, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    How about {{Don't Pick On This Index}}?
  • November 10, 2009
    Known Unknown
    Ironically, in the game Bully, you mostly fight other bullies than necessarily being one yourself.
  • November 10, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    Ah, forgot to mention, the second Fable gets this as well. This time its forced on you.
  • November 11, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    The movie version of Dragonball has a Bullying A Dragon scene where the bullies are picking on the at the time Actual Pacifist protagonist, Goku. Cue a Crowning Moment of Awesome as he beats them without throwing a punch, namely by dodging in such a way as to make them hit each other and smash up the lead bullys car!
  • November 12, 2009
    Ronka87
    Can't we put what's currently in Bully under the Video Games space ([[Game/Bully like this]]) and leave the main space for bullies in fiction? The concept of bullying is far more widespread than the videogame, and it frankly wouldn't make sense to try and name it something less intuitive.

    Also, I agree this should double as an index; listing variant types of bullies (The Libby, Jerk Jock, School Yard Bully All Grown Up, etc.)
  • November 13, 2009
    Giant Space Chinchilla
    @Goldude: sorry I missed your reply, but yes splitting the trope and the index makes a good amount of sense, but is bullying in and of it self trope-worthy?
  • November 13, 2009
    random surfer
    is bullying in and of it self trope-worthy?

    Yes.
  • November 13, 2009
    Starscream
    but is bullying in and of it self trope-worthy?

    Ladies and gentlemen, Wikipedia-lite!
  • November 13, 2009
    Giant Space Chinchilla
    perhaps I need to rephrase my statement is Bullying lump-able with the bullying index or is it a "large" enough trope to split? I can see it doing quite well either way
  • November 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    • The brother on Strangers With Candy. To be fair, he bullies his sister, who at times can be something of a bully herself.
    • Known more for his famous "HA-ha!" than anything, you-know-who from The Simpsons.
    • Dash from Danny Phantom is a bully within the story, but also meant to be a parody of bullies who show up in kids shows. His name seems to be a reference to Flash Thompson, bully in Spider-Man.
    • Gelman from Recess is the show's big bully; many people would immediately consider Lawson to be the show's bully, but he's really just a Jerkass.
  • November 16, 2009
    Paradisca Corbasi

  • November 17, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    @Paradisca

    The Libby is a girl who bullies by social exclusion and similar methods. A girl who beats people up is just a regular bully. So, taking an example from Peanuts, Violet is The Libby and Lucy is a plain bully.
  • November 22, 2009
    random surfer
    If you don't launch this soon I'm gonna take your lunch money.
  • November 23, 2009
    scorpio
    Wolfgang from Hey Arnold!
  • November 23, 2009
    ddonohu2
  • November 23, 2009
    Marshmello
    - "If you don't launch this soon I'm gonna take your lunch money. "

    D:

    We need a title first, etc etc.
  • November 23, 2009
    ddonohu2
    If we need a title shouldn't there be consensus on whether this is an arch-trope that acts as an index or separate trope and index entries? IMHO the different ways of doing this would probably influence the best name.
  • November 30, 2009
    marjojo
    There were some good bullies in Boy Meets World.
  • December 5, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    Bumping this up. Its been down here for three days. Just Launch It Already!

    On the subject of the title, wouldn't a simple Bullying Index work? There are plenty of amusing and clever names we could call this but we can rename it later if we can agree to something snazzier. For the moment the focus has to be on getting this monster lurching out the door and off to terrorize the small children.

    EDIT ing this again. Some tropes are both indexes and tropes unto their own, aren't they? Which would make this a Super Trope with a hell of a lot of Sub Tropes
  • December 8, 2009
    Marshmello
    Could someone else handle it? I'm okay at this, but I have no idea how to organize indexes or super-/sub-tropes.
  • December 9, 2009
    triassicranger
  • December 13, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Psychonauts has Bobby Zilch and Benny Fideleo.
  • December 15, 2009
    Nyperold
    • Scribblenauts has a bully. Well, a murderer in practice, but the game calls him a bully.
  • December 15, 2009
    macroscopic
    Looks like it needs a double crowner for whether it's two pages and what to call them.

    My vote's for The Bully working as the trope and the index.
  • December 16, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    Aside from Index Index, where would this index fit?

    EDIT: And I'll take it and launch it if no one else wants to. I just need to know where I'm sub-categorizing this and any other odds and ends.
  • December 16, 2009
    Ronka87
    The Villain index, maybe Youngsters, Characters As Device?

    Also, I've been thinking-- should Bully be about all kinds of bullying (including office bullies, ones in the military), with a different page for the classic big, brutish Schoolyard Bully?
  • December 16, 2009
    Game Chainsaw
    Hmm, yeah, we need a separate trope for the classic "Give me your lunch money" type of bully. Maybe Classic Schoolyard Bully as title? Or Archetypal Bully.

    Alright, can I launch this now? Planning to launch under title The Bully.

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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