->''"Sure, when I'm driving in my big Ferrari,\\
With some luscious rich chick as my pet,\\
Believe me,\\
How I'll miss this beautiful Twenty-seventh Street--\\
(Ladies and gentlemen, I assure you--)\\
I'll miss it every chance I get!"''
-->-- '''Joe''', ''Theatre/GoldenBoy'', "Don't Forget 127th Street"

"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.

Compare NeverAcceptedInHisHometown, and contrast AHeroToHisHometown, although it is very possible someone could dislike his hometown and still be considered a hero there.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch to the Brittanian empire.
* ''Manga/{{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.]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Nobody is proud of being a native of Satellite; both [[TheRival Jack Atlas]] and [[BigBad Rex Godwin]] lied for years about the fact that they were from it.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In ''ComicBook/CreatureTech'', Dr. Ong hates Turlock, CA, because he thinks there's too many rednecks for his taste.


[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]

* Cody Maverick from ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'': "Good-old Shriverpool. *razz* This place ''sucks'', bro!"


[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]

* ''Franchise/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."
* When ''Film/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.
* ''Film/StruckByLightning'': Carson despises his hometown, Clover.


[[folder: Music ]]

* Beethoven felt this way about Bonn, he left for Vienna the second time in 1792 and never returned.
* Music/JanisJoplin was known to feel this way about her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas.
* {{Music/Voltaire}} song "Bomb New Jersey". Also, 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.
* Music/SimonAndGarfunkel's "My Little Town".


[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]

* Whenever Natasha Leggero brings up her hometown of Rockford, Illinois, it is to feature this trope. She enjoys joking about how boring and backwards the place is and how glad she is to have left.


[[folder: Theatre ]]
* TheMusical of ''Theatre/GoldenBoy'' has "Don't Forget 127th Street," a satirical ensemble number celebrating everything wrong about Harlem.

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* 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 ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChroniclesTheCrystalBearers'', Keiss, upon visiting his home, reluctantly says "home sweet home... I guess." He's not on good terms with the local leader.
* Issun from ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' refuses to even talk about Ponc'tan because he ran away after he failed to become a potential candidate for the role of Amaterasu's Celestial Envoy. Even after he did his best artistic works, his grandfather always demanded him more effort and was never satisfied. [[spoiler:Issun never returns there, even after his grandfather regrets having motivated his escape, but does manage to become the chosen Celestial Envoy]].


[[folder: Visual Novel ]]

* 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]].


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* 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.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGobots''; Counter-X much prefers Earth to Gobotron, as there's very little use there for a robot like him who turns into a submarine. (Gobotron seems more like a giant space station than a terrestrial planet, and as a result, has no oceans.)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer Simpson has sometimes expressed this feeling about Springfield. In "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.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'', a group of the heroes are hacking their way through the jungle-like brush of a tropical island, and Gung-Ho keeps complaining.
-->'''Flint:''' What's the matter, Gung-Ho? I thought this would remind you of home.
-->'''Gung-Ho:''' It ''does''! Now you know why I left!