"Oh, so you're from Troperville? I'm going there next month, how is it?" "Hell on Earth."

When a character for whatever reason hates the place they grew up or were raised in. Maybe the people were jerks, maybe they disagreed philosophically, maybe they didn't like [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the smell]]. Whatever the reason, before or over the course of story they leave it, either to protect the townspeople's sorry asses or to get revenge, or because they were kicked out.

SmallTownBoredom is a SisterTrope- this has a far more negative emotion involved and is often at a larger scale.

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!!Examples:
* ''CodeGeass'': Lelouch to the Brittanian empire.
* ''{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke [[spoiler: after learning the scarifices Itachi made and due to his unstable nature, swore to destroy Konoha. He seems to have gone against this after meeting a revived Itachi.]]
* ''StarWars'':
** Anakin Skywalker to Tatooine.
** Luke Skywalker's not too keen on the place either.
--->"Well, if there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from."
* ''TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson has sometimes expressed this feeling about Springfield.
** "A Star is Torn":
--->'''Homer:''' You [Lisa] and I are gonna write and sing our way out of this godforsaken hellhole.\\
'''Marge:''' But your song said you liked Springfield.\\
'''Homer:''' I wrote it about Shelbyville then changed the names.
* Cody Maverick from ''SurfsUp'': "Good-old Shriverpool. *razz* This place ''sucks'', bro!"
* Billy Candle from ''VideoGame/CallOfJuarez'' hates his hometown (as well as everything from his crappy childhood, [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas except his mother]]), but has to return to it in the beginning of the first game.
* In ''FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesCrystalBearers'', Keiss, upon visiting his home, reluctantly says "home sweet home... I guess." He's not on good terms with the local leader.
* In ''CreatureTech'', Dr. Ong hates Turlock, CA, because he thinks there's too many rednecks for his taste.
* When SweeneyTodd agrees that "there's no place like London," his tone is acid. And when we learn what happened to him, we learn he has every reason to believe such.
* JanisJoplin was known to feel this way about her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas.
* ''{{Struck by Lightning}}'': Carson despises his hometown, Clover.
* {{Music/Voltaire}} song "Bomb New Jersey"
** The song "Hate Lives in a Small Town" is more generically SmallTownsAreEvil, but the singer grew up in one and hates it; one verse mentions him being beaten up by football players for supposedly being gay, and he left as soon as he could for the big city.
* Kazusa Touma from VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2 hates Japan, especially after being away from that country for five years. Not for a real dislike of the country, but because [[spoiler:it's the place where she was forced to leave behind the man she loved]].
* Blog/OffThePageAndIntoLife is set in Pageson, a vaguely Southern but [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield never-actually-plotted-on-the-map]] small town, where there's nothing for the local teens to do but get on each other's nerves and cause trouble. Most of the cast can't ''stand'' Pageson, but due to circumstances (natural disasters, the economy, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick the fact that they're reincarnations of literary characters and a]] MadGod is messing with things to keep them where they are...), no one ever leaves.