AKA: I now see why people hate Main Characters for succeeding at everything. Yeah, if you've seen my entry on the Dethroning Moment Of Suck Page
, then you know where this is going.
The plot is that Robbie has become popular due to a particular talent (Hamboning), much to everyone's shock. Suddenly, he's challenged by a rival and loses, thus causing everyone to shun him. But there's hope! Tori, who just happens to have a history of Hamboning (as well as that with said rival), goes on to train him for the rematch. The rematch goes as well as one could expect: The rival's buddy cheats and ends up screwing Robbie over, thus rendering all the practice and build up meaningless. But we can't have it end like that, right? So Robbie loses and the day ends up being saved by- Oh guess who
So basically, what was supposed to be Robbie overcoming his fears and redeeming himself from his earlier defeat
is derailed in order Tori to get over her issues and bury the past, making this all about her. I know that people are going to say that she did it to defend Robbie's honor, but given that, when everyone cheered for her after she won, Tori didn't even make a mention about Robbie, who was cast off aside, I'm not buying it. If Tori would've made at least one mention of Robbie, while everyone else just ignored what she was saying (whether if they just didn't care or just too caught up with praising Tori), then maybe it wouldn't have been so bad as at least she did seem to care about him. But instead she more or less corrected them by saying she was the Hambone Queen
. So once again, Robbie gets the short end of the stick while Tori comes out on top! Basically, this is Jade Gets Crushed,
but in reverse!
Now I know what you're saying, "Joe, you're taking this way too seriously!" Well it's kinda hard not to when everyone within the cast has at least gained a Crowning Moment Of Awesome
(At least one that isn't derailed immediately afterwards). Even Trina and Sikowitz managed to gain one. I wish I could write more, but the 400-word limit is about to be reached soon. So yeah, after this episode: Tori comes out on top again
, Robbie gets screwed over again
, and I'm left with a bad taste in my mouth. So yeah, the ending ruined it for me.