'''Basic Trope''': A character who is constantly put through hell [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]].
* '''Straight''': Bevis T. Monkey's day was unlucky: He got [[GroinAttack hit in the groin]] and was [[GoshHornet stung by bees.]]
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bevis T. Monkey's day was unlucky: He got mugged and was stabbed.
** IronButtMonkey
** Poor Bevis T. Monkey was hit in the groin ''by'' bees.
** TheChewToy
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bevis T. Monkey gets hit in the face, and stung by one bee every month.
** The whole cast regularly takes comical abuse, Bevis just takes the worst of it.
* '''Justified''':
** CosmicPlaything
** KafkaKomedy
** Or for Bevis being a JerkAss to everyone, it was [[LaserGuidedKarma karmic retribution]].
* '''Inverted''':
** Bevis T. Monkey's day was very lucky: He got a million dollars and was treated as a king soon afterward.
** Arguably, MarySue and GodModeSue could be considered the polar opposite(s) of a ButtMonkey.
** InvincibleHero.
** KarmaHoudini.
* '''Subverted''':
** A truck was about to hit Bevis T. Monkey when he was crossing the street but stopped at the last minute...
** Bevis's abuse gets to the point were it isn't funny anymore.
** Bevis is usually unlucky but he [[ThrowTheDogABone occasionally gets some luck]].
* '''Double Subverted''':
** It was the bus next to the truck that ran Bevis over.
** Then the abuse CrossesTheLineTwice.
** Bevis gets an award thinking he's no longer a butt monkey, [[YankTheDogsChain but then it gets taken from him]].
* '''Parodied''': Pretty much everything Bevis T. Monkey does [[EpicFail fails spectacularly]]. And his life is a seemingly endless chain of DisasterDominoes and HumiliationConga. He's got to have sanity (or faith) made of iron if he's not screaming SmiteMeOhMightySmiter by now.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bevis almost gets hit by a car, but the car stops. What ''does'' hit him is the baseball that rolls off the roof of a nearby building. But it turns it to be autographed, and worth thousands of dollars! Then he trips and falls down a hill. Into a river. But he finds a gold ring in the bottom of the stream! So he goes to the pawn shop... [[BearsAreBadNews and gets mauled by a bear on the way.]]
* '''Averted''': Bevis T. Monkey is not particularly unlucky, nor is he especially lucky.
* '''Enforced''': The creators needed comedy relief so they created Bevis
* '''Lampshaded''': “Why do these bad things keep happening to me?”
* '''Invoked''': "I'm bored let's go pick on Bevis T. Monkey because that's always good for a laugh."
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "[[WhosLaughingNow Mock me will you? I'll kill you!]] [[UnstoppableRage I'LL KILL YOU ALL!]]"
* '''Discussed''': "Is it just me or does God seem to hate Bevis T. Monkey?"
* '''Conversed''': "Maybe we should cut Monkey some slack." {{Beat}} "Naaaaaahhhh..."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The constant unluckiness kept bothering Bevis with increasing levels of misfortune to the point of [[BreakTheCutie breakage.]]
** One day, Bevis gets a shotgun and, [[WhosLaughingNow without hesitating]], starts to chase the people who makes his life hell, killing them mercilessy.
** All the abuse Bevis goes through causes him to become very bitter and cynical to the point where he's afraid of being happy lest something bad happens as a result. Whenever anything [[{{ThrowTheDogABone}} goes his way]], he becomes [[{{ProperlyParanoid}} paranoid]] that its merely a set up for him to be knocked down in an [[{{YankTheDogsChain}} exceptionally cruel way]].
* '''Reconstructed''':
** All of the misfortune forces Bevis to overcompensate, resulting in the equivalent of TrainingFromHell. CharacterDevelopment ensues, and Bevis promptly [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]].
** Alternatively, in spite of all his bad luck, Bevis is TheStoic or manages to keep a StiffUpperLip. Due to this mentality, he never sees his bad luck as anything more than a bother or annoyance (even if logic says he really should). His low key reaction to the bad stuff that happens to him only serves to enhance the comedy.
* '''Played For Laughs''': TheChewToy
* '''Played For Drama''': TheWoobie, CosmicPlaything
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Back to ButtMonkey, [[TemptingFate if God doesn't smite me first...]]
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