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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Ralph was already having mixed feelings aboutdestroying the kart, but Vanellope giving him a cookie medal that said "You're my hero" made it even more difficult. ''[[TearJerker Ouch.]]''
** Much earlier, Ralph [[InvokedTrope intentionally does this]] to get Felix to invite him into the building for the 30th anniversary party, telling Felix he saw some kind of "explosions" over the building and wanted to make sure everyone was okay, until Felix fesses up and admits they're fireworks for the party that Ralph wasn't invited to.

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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: ObliviousGuiltSlinging:
** Ralph [[InvokedTrope intentionally does this]] to get Felix to invite him into the building for the 30th anniversary party, telling Felix he saw some kind of "explosions" over the building and wanted to make sure everyone was okay, until Felix fesses up and admits they're fireworks for the party that Ralph wasn't invited to.
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Ralph was already having mixed feelings aboutdestroying about destroying the kart, but Vanellope giving him a cookie medal that said "You're my hero" made it even more difficult. ''[[TearJerker Ouch.]]''
** Much earlier, Ralph [[InvokedTrope intentionally does this]] to get Felix to invite him into the building for the 30th anniversary party, telling Felix he saw some kind of "explosions" over the building and wanted to make sure everyone was okay, until Felix fesses up and admits they're fireworks for the party that Ralph wasn't invited to.
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** Much earlier, Ralph [[InvokedTrope intentionally does this]] to get Felix to invite him into the building for the 30th anniversary party, telling Felix he saw some kind of "explosions" over the building and wanted to make sure everyone was okay, until Felix fesses up and admits they're fireworks for the party that Ralph wasn't invited to.


** Turbo has a theme of his own -- a very dark version of the first few notes of his old arcade game ''Turbo Time''[='s=] theme]]. However, it is limited to very specific scenes due to him not appearing much in the movie, as himself anyway. It's most prominent in the climax.

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** Turbo has a theme of his own -- a very dark version of the first few notes of his old arcade game ''Turbo Time''[='s=] theme]].theme. However, it is limited to very specific scenes due to him not appearing much in the movie, as himself anyway. It's most prominent in the climax.

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* GamerChick: Moppet Girl, that young blonde girl in the arcade, plays ''Hero's Duty'' and ''Fix-It Felix Jr''. Ironically, she is prevented from playing ''Sugar Rush'', which seems to be marketed towards girls, because two boys are hogging it. In the epilogue, she finally gets to play it and uses Vanellope as her avatar.


* GamerChick: Moppet Girl, that young blonde girl in the arcade, plays ''Hero's Duty'' and ''Fix-It Felix Jr''. Ironically, she is prevented from playing ''Sugar Rush'', which seems to be marketed towards girls, because two boys are hogging it. In the epilogue, she finally gets to play it and uses Vanellope as her avatar.


[[caption-width-right:300:''[[{{Music/Fun}} Some nights I wake up, cashing in my bad luck, some nights, I call it a draw.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300:''[[{{Music/Fun}} Some nights I wake up, cashing in my bad luck, some nights, I call it [[caption-width-right:300:''[[{{Tagline}} When the game is over, a draw.new world comes to life.]]'']]


** King Candy, when he does not give Ralph back his medal when Ralph first meets him. Had King Candy just simply given Ralph his medal, then Ralph would have left the game and he would have never been discovered as Turbo.

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** King Candy, when he does not give Ralph back his medal when Ralph first meets him. Had King Candy just simply given Ralph his medal, then Ralph would have left the game and he would have never been discovered as Turbo. Not to mention that as said medal was Vannelope's entry fee into the roster race, it would have disqualified her.


* TheVillainMakesThePlot: In-universe: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is unplayable without Ralph there to smash up the building, leaving Felix nothing to fix to complete the level. Felix himself seems all too aware that a hero is only as good as his villain. Umfortunqtely nobody else in their game realizes that before the events of the movie.

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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: In-universe: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is unplayable without Ralph there to smash up the building, leaving Felix nothing to fix to complete the level. Felix himself seems all too aware that a hero is only as good as his villain. Umfortunqtely Unfortunately nobody else in their game realizes that before the events of the movie.


* TheVillainMakesThePlot: In-universe: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is unplayable without Ralph there to smash up the building, leaving Felix nothing to fix to complete the level. Felix himself seems all too aware that a hero is only as good as his villain.

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* TheVillainMakesThePlot: In-universe: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is unplayable without Ralph there to smash up the building, leaving Felix nothing to fix to complete the level. Felix himself seems all too aware that a hero is only as good as his villain. Umfortunqtely nobody else in their game realizes that before the events of the movie.


A sequel was officially announced at the end of June 2016; titled ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'', it has a release date of November 21, 2018.

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A sequel was officially announced at the end of June 2016; titled ''Disney/RalphBreaksTheInternet'', it has a release date of was released on November 21, 2018.


* OffModel: In-universe. Vanellope has brown eyes, but the Sugar Rush arcade machine has her have turquoise eyes.


'''Vanellope:''' ''[briefly glithces]'' Huh.

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'''Vanellope:''' ''[briefly glithces]'' glitches]'' Huh.


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* OffModel: In-universe. Vanellope has brown eyes, but the Sugar Rush arcade machine has her have turquoise eyes.


* TheBigRace: Once the arcade closes for the night, the Sugar Rush characters stage special races that are meant to decide who will be tomorrow's avatars.

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* TheBigRace: Once the arcade closes for the night, the Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' characters stage special races that are meant to decide who will be tomorrow's avatars.



** Ralph leaves Sour Bill stuck to a lollipop. After the SugarApocalypse has been reverted and Vanellope has been reinstated as the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush, Sour Bill is there to play herald, even though he's still stuck to the lollipop.

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** Ralph leaves Sour Bill stuck to a lollipop. After the SugarApocalypse has been reverted and Vanellope has been reinstated as the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush, ''Sugar Rush'', Sour Bill is there to play herald, even though he's still stuck to the lollipop.



** Tucker Gilmore (production assistant on ''Tangled'') voices both the Sugar Rush announcer and Glen the Turtle.

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** Tucker Gilmore (production assistant on ''Tangled'') voices both the Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' announcer and Glen the Turtle.



* CrisisCatchAndCarry: Ralph grabs Vanellope and carries her with him as he tries to escape Sugar Rush. The problem is, Vanellope is glitched and she can't leave the game, so as hard as Ralph tries, he can't take her to safety.

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* CrisisCatchAndCarry: Ralph grabs Vanellope and carries her with him as he tries to escape Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''. The problem is, Vanellope is glitched and she can't leave the game, so as hard as Ralph tries, he can't take her to safety.



** Played straight again. Calhoun punches Ralph outright near the climax, after she realizes his selfishness has doomed the entire world of Sugar Rush.

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** Played straight again. Calhoun punches Ralph outright near the climax, after she realizes his selfishness has doomed the entire world of Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''.



** Played with, humorously. In the end, Vanellope's bullies all scrounge for forgiveness, after she's revealed to be the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush. Vanellope orders them all put to death, then pardons them after they spend a good few seconds in pants-wetting, teary terror.

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** Played with, humorously. In the end, Vanellope's bullies all scrounge for forgiveness, after she's revealed to be the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''. Vanellope orders them all put to death, then pardons them after they spend a good few seconds in pants-wetting, teary terror.



* FaceHugger: Ralph finds the medal but he accidentally hatches a Cy-Bug egg by stepping on it and the baby bug attacks Ralph by the face, sending him on an escape shuttle that blasts them to Sugar Rush.

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* FaceHugger: Ralph finds the medal but he accidentally hatches a Cy-Bug egg by stepping on it and the baby bug attacks Ralph by the face, sending him on an escape shuttle that blasts them to Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''.



** King Candy doesn't quite look like the other racers in Sugar Rush. He's old, while they are all young, they're rather animesque while he's based on the Mad Hatter, and his clothes don't seem to follow the same design theme as theirs. It's almost like he doesn't really belong in that game...

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** King Candy doesn't quite look like the other racers in Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''. He's old, while they are all young, they're rather animesque while he's based on the Mad Hatter, and his clothes don't seem to follow the same design theme as theirs. It's almost like he doesn't really belong in that game...



** The Cy-Bug that Ralph accidentally brought to Sugar Rush is seen multiple times hinting that it might be important. It is the same one that merges with King Candy.

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** The Cy-Bug that Ralph accidentally brought to Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' is seen multiple times time,s hinting that it might be important. It is the same one that merges with King Candy.



*** The second is when Moppet Girl is reading the lit-up Sugar Rush placard, if you pause it when you see Taffyta standing in front of her kart, look at the tiny images beside her, more specifically the racer at the left of the top row (closest to Taffyta).

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*** The second is when Moppet Girl is reading the lit-up Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' placard, if you pause it when you see Taffyta standing in front of her kart, look at the tiny images beside her, more specifically the racer at the left of the top row (closest to Taffyta).



* InJoke: The code sequence that King Candy uses to access Sugar Rush's source code is the KonamiCode.

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* InJoke: The code sequence that King Candy uses to access Sugar Rush's ''Sugar Rush''[='s=] source code is the KonamiCode.



* {{Ladyella}}: A minor character from Sugar Rush is called "Citrusella Flugpucker" (it's a bluish recolor of Jubileena Bing-Bing).
* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: An interesting and actually plot-critical example: Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is actually the ''true'' ruler of Sugar Rush.

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* {{Ladyella}}: A minor character from Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' is called "Citrusella Flugpucker" (it's a bluish recolor of Jubileena Bing-Bing).
* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: An interesting and actually plot-critical example: Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is actually the ''true'' ruler of Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''.



* MacGuffin: The ''Hero's Duty'' Medal is the initial catalyst to the movie's plot and possession of it drives a significant chunk of the conflict. It represents Ralph's shallow wish for fulfillment of his desires, but ultimately proves to be an illusion, a lie which causes great damage to be done both to Ralph's own game and to all the games he's visited. It is only after Ralph rejects that lie (i.e. throwing it against the game screen) that he discovers King Candy's deception (the "Out Of Order" sign taped on the other side of the screen falls off and reveals Vanellope is on the side of the Sugar Rush cabinet. At this point, it ceases to be relevant and is never seen again.) and the way to correct his mistakes and become the person he truly wants to be.

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* MacGuffin: The ''Hero's Duty'' Medal is the initial catalyst to the movie's plot and possession of it drives a significant chunk of the conflict. It represents Ralph's shallow wish for fulfillment of his desires, but ultimately proves to be an illusion, a lie which causes great damage to be done both to Ralph's own game and to all the games he's visited. It is only after Ralph rejects that lie (i.e. throwing it against the game screen) that he discovers King Candy's deception (the "Out Of Order" sign taped on the other side of the screen falls off and reveals Vanellope is on the side of the Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet. At this point, it ceases to be relevant and is never seen again.) and the way to correct his mistakes and become the person he truly wants to be.



* MoralDissonance: Vanellope's lack of caring if her "glitching" gets Sugar Rush unplugged if she races as this. It could follow this was a knee-jerk reaction to a) getting that close to living her dream as a racer, and b) feeling that Ralph double-crossed her for talking with King Candy.

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* MoralDissonance: Vanellope's lack of caring if her "glitching" gets Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' unplugged if she races as this. It could follow this was a knee-jerk reaction to a) getting that close to living her dream as a racer, and b) feeling that Ralph double-crossed her for talking with King Candy.



** Similarly, had the bully racers of Sugar Rush not broken Vanellope's original pedal-powered kart, she wouldn't have gotten her new, ''real'' racing kart and thus might not have won or even completed the race.

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** Similarly, had the bully racers of Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' not broken Vanellope's original pedal-powered kart, she wouldn't have gotten her new, ''real'' racing kart and thus might not have won or even completed the race.



* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: During the DarkestHour, when Sugar Rush falls to the Cy-Bugs and everyone is trying to escape, Vanellope is found unable to leave the game environment because of her glitching. She remarks IWillOnlySlowYouDown which only spurs Ralph to attempt a HeroicSacrifice to save Sugar Rush and Vanellope. Calhoun and Felix likewise stay with her to buy Ralph time.

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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: During the DarkestHour, when Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' falls to the Cy-Bugs and everyone is trying to escape, Vanellope is found unable to leave the game environment because of her glitching. She remarks IWillOnlySlowYouDown which only spurs Ralph to attempt a HeroicSacrifice to save Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' and Vanellope. Calhoun and Felix likewise stay with her to buy Ralph time.



* OurDoorsAreDifferent: King Candy's safe, which holds the source code for Sugar Rush, is secured with a Nintendo Entertainment System controller. In order to access it, King Candy uses the KonamiCode.

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* OurDoorsAreDifferent: King Candy's safe, which holds the source code for Sugar Rush, ''Sugar Rush'', is secured with a Nintendo Entertainment System controller. In order to access it, King Candy uses the KonamiCode.



* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Vanellope hugs Ralph at the end and tearfully tells him he could stay in Sugar Rush if he wants to.

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* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Vanellope hugs Ralph at the end and tearfully tells him he could stay in Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' if he wants to.



* QuicksandSucks: The [[{{Pun}} NesquikSand]] in Sugar Rush.

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* QuicksandSucks: The [[{{Pun}} NesquikSand]] in Sugar Rush.''Sugar Rush''.



* RealityEnsues: Ralph tries to earn a medal in Hero's Duty, but being a soldier for a few minutes horrifies him to the point where he begs the player to let him escape. He may have SuperStrength and destroy buildings for a living, but the amount of violence he sees in the E-rated game that he comes from is nothing compared to that of [[WarIsHell a first-person shooting game]].

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* RealityEnsues: Ralph tries to earn a medal in Hero's Duty, ''Hero's Duty'', but being a soldier for a few minutes horrifies him to the point where he begs the player to let him escape. He may have SuperStrength and destroy buildings for a living, but the amount of violence he sees in the E-rated game that he comes from is nothing compared to that of [[WarIsHell a first-person shooting game]].



** Or Fake Game -- there are trailers for the games of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDfYyktNA48 Hero's Duty]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LEY2rO5Sl4 Sugar Rush]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_LJfwFsE4 Fix-It Felix Jr]]''.

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** Or Fake Game -- there are trailers for the games of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDfYyktNA48 Hero's Duty]]'', ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LEY2rO5Sl4 Sugar Rush]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_LJfwFsE4 Fix-It Felix Jr]]''.Jr.]]''



** In-universe, the Fix-It Felix Jr. game becomes more popular when characters from the long-abandoned ''Q*bert'' game move in and form their own bonus level.

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** In-universe, the Fix-It ''Fix-It Felix Jr. Jr.'' game becomes more popular when characters from the long-abandoned ''Q*bert'' game move in and form their own bonus level.



* SugarApocalypse: [[TheSwarm The Cy-Bugs completely overrun]] Sugar Rush, forcing an evacuation of all of its residents (except for Vanellope, who is a glitch and physically cannot leave) and wrecking their world.

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* SugarApocalypse: [[TheSwarm The Cy-Bugs completely overrun]] Sugar Rush, ''Sugar Rush'', forcing an evacuation of all of its residents (except for Vanellope, who is a glitch and physically cannot leave) and wrecking their world.



* TakeAThirdOption: When faced with the SadisticChoice of either letting Vanellope race and possibly have Sugar Rush shut down OR save her life by destroying her kart, he initially goes for the second option until he comes to realize there there may be a third option: trying to fix her glitching. This plan is successful.

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* TakeAThirdOption: When faced with the SadisticChoice of either letting Vanellope race and possibly have Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' shut down OR save her life by destroying her kart, he initially goes for the second option until he comes to realize there there may be a third option: trying to fix her glitching. This plan is successful.



* VillainousFaceHold: A Cy-bug corrupted Turbo/Candy King has captured Ralph]] and holds his jaw still so that he's [[ForcedToWatch forced to watch]] Sugar Rush be consumed by Cy-bugs. As he does this, he taunts Ralph about how Vanellope will be killed as she is unable to leave the game.

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* VillainousFaceHold: A Cy-bug corrupted Turbo/Candy King has captured Ralph]] and holds his jaw still so that he's [[ForcedToWatch forced to watch]] Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' be consumed by Cy-bugs. As he does this, he taunts Ralph about how Vanellope will be killed as she is unable to leave the game.



* VillainsWantMercy: When Vanellope threatens to execute the Sugar Rush Racers for being bullies they immediately grovel and tearfully beg for mercy.

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* VillainsWantMercy: When Vanellope threatens to execute the Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' Racers for being bullies bullies, they immediately grovel and tearfully beg for mercy.



* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Ralph is thrown into the Fungeon with Fix-It Felix, he tells Felix that he tried running away and being a good guy by going to Hero's Duty and taking the medal; Ralph asks Felix to fix Vanellope's cart, which he agrees to do. Later on, when the Cy-Bug has turned into an invasive swarm, Ralph punches the Mentos mints into the diet cola fountain, telling himself "I'm bad, and that's good! I will never be good, and that's not bad! [[BeYourself There's no one I'd rather be... than me."]] Ralph ends up becoming a hero to Vanellope, the other Sugar Rush racers and inhabitants by saving their game, with the Nicelanders treating him with more respect and consideration, and he even helps out unemployed video game characters to make special cameo guest appearances in Niceland.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: When Ralph is thrown into the Fungeon with Fix-It Felix, he tells Felix that he tried running away and being a good guy by going to Hero's Duty ''Hero's Duty'' and taking the medal; Ralph asks Felix to fix Vanellope's cart, which he agrees to do. Later on, when the Cy-Bug has turned into an invasive swarm, Ralph punches the Mentos mints into the diet cola fountain, telling himself "I'm bad, and that's good! I will never be good, and that's not bad! [[BeYourself There's no one I'd rather be... than me."]] Ralph ends up becoming a hero to Vanellope, the other Sugar Rush ''Sugar Rush'' racers and inhabitants by saving their game, with the Nicelanders treating him with more respect and consideration, and he even helps out unemployed video game characters to make special cameo guest appearances in Niceland.


** Played straight again. Calhoun punches Ralph outright near the climax, [[spoiler:after she realizes his selfishness has doomed the entire world of Sugar Rush.]]

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** Played straight again. Calhoun punches Ralph outright near the climax, [[spoiler:after after she realizes his selfishness has doomed the entire world of Sugar Rush.]]



* DrivesLikeCrazy: To be expected in a racing game. [[spoiler:In particular, Vanellope and her glitch/teleport. When, in the roster race, she teleports in front of her three main tormentors and causes them to crash out, she's driving ''backwards'' for a while]].

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: To be expected in a racing game. [[spoiler:In In particular, Vanellope and her glitch/teleport. When, in the roster race, she teleports in front of her three main tormentors and causes them to crash out, she's driving ''backwards'' for a while]].while.



* DummiedOut: InUniverse examples include Vanellope's home in Diet Cola Mountain, which she describes as looking like an unfinished level, and the reveal that [[spoiler:she's only a glitch because King Candy / Turbo tried to delete her from the game's source code]].

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* DummiedOut: InUniverse examples include Vanellope's home in Diet Cola Mountain, which she describes as looking like an unfinished level, and the reveal that [[spoiler:she's she's only a glitch because King Candy / Turbo tried to delete her from the game's source code]].code.



* DyingAsYourself: Zig-zagged. [[spoiler:A rare villainous example. As the Cy-Bug King Candy is destroyed, it alternates between the hypnotized Candy and the protesting Turbo, the latter being in charge as the body is melted by the volcano]].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Subverted, Ralph fully intends to sacrifice himself to stop the Cy-Bugs by diving from a great height into a volcano, but is saved at the last second by Vanellope]].

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* DyingAsYourself: Zig-zagged. [[spoiler:A A rare villainous example. As the Cy-Bug King Candy is destroyed, it alternates between the hypnotized Candy and the protesting Turbo, the latter being in charge as the body is melted by the volcano]].
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Subverted, Subverted, Ralph fully intends to sacrifice himself to stop the Cy-Bugs by diving from a great height into a volcano, but is saved at the last second by Vanellope]].Vanellope.



** Played with, humorously. In the end, [[spoiler:Vanellope's bullies all scrounge for forgiveness, after she's revealed to be the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush. Vanellope orders them all put to death, then pardons them after they spend a good few seconds in pants-wetting, teary terror]].

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** Played with, humorously. In the end, [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's bullies all scrounge for forgiveness, after she's revealed to be the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush. Vanellope orders them all put to death, then pardons them after they spend a good few seconds in pants-wetting, teary terror]].terror.


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** [[spoiler:So who wants to have their little sister figure lost in a National/Metaphysical ApocalypseWow? Ralph certainly didn't, and King Candy preys on his fear to ensure at any cost that Vanellope doesn't race]].

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** [[spoiler:So So who wants to have their little sister figure lost in a National/Metaphysical ApocalypseWow? Ralph certainly didn't, and King Candy preys on his fear to ensure at any cost that Vanellope doesn't race]].race.



* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:When Ralph is about to destroy Vanellope's car, she implores him to stop.]]

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* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:When When Ralph is about to destroy Vanellope's car, she implores him to stop.]]



* TheAllegedCar: Vanellope's first car, dubbed the Lickety-Split, isn't much to look at, doesn't even have an engine, and is entirely pedal-powered. It's unlikely it would have ever offered any serious competition in the race, and it is destroyed very easily by the other ''Sugar Rush'' racers... who finish the job for her. [[spoiler:This foreshadows why she is forbidden to race. She doesn't need to offer serious competition; she just needs to finish, so even a pedal-powered car is a threat to King Candy.]]

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* TheAllegedCar: Vanellope's first car, dubbed the Lickety-Split, isn't much to look at, doesn't even have an engine, and is entirely pedal-powered. It's unlikely it would have ever offered any serious competition in the race, and it is destroyed very easily by the other ''Sugar Rush'' racers... who finish the job for her. [[spoiler:This This foreshadows why she is forbidden to race. She doesn't need to offer serious competition; she just needs to finish, so even a pedal-powered car is a threat to King Candy.]]



* TheAllSolvingHammer: Felix's magic hammer, in the sense that it can fix anything he taps with it -- including his own face after Calhoun punches him. [[spoiler:It works against him in the Fungeon, though, causing the dilapidated window bars to get ''stronger'' when he hits them, and him to groan, "Why do I fix everything I touch?!"]]

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* TheAllSolvingHammer: Felix's magic hammer, in the sense that it can fix anything he taps with it -- including his own face after Calhoun punches him. [[spoiler:It It works against him in the Fungeon, though, causing the dilapidated window bars to get ''stronger'' when he hits them, and him to groan, "Why do I fix everything I touch?!"]]touch?!"



* AlwaysNight: The world of ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is like this, as are most of the older games, [[JustifiedTrope by virtue of technological necessity]]. ''Hero's Duty'' seems to be this by design, being a scary BugWar sci-fi first-person shooter. ''Sugar Rush'' is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], [[spoiler:at least until the Cy-Bugs start attacking]].

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* AlwaysNight: The world of ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is like this, as are most of the older games, [[JustifiedTrope by virtue of technological necessity]]. ''Hero's Duty'' seems to be this by design, being a scary BugWar sci-fi first-person shooter. ''Sugar Rush'' is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], [[spoiler:at at least until the Cy-Bugs start attacking]].attacking.



* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Because of the Cy-Bugs' programming, King Candy/Turbo's ultimate fate is being forced to fly towards the beacon (read: '''geyser of erupting lava''') and be incinerated. ''All while he's fully aware of what's happening and trying to stop.'']]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Because Because of the Cy-Bugs' programming, King Candy/Turbo's ultimate fate is being forced to fly towards the beacon (read: '''geyser of erupting lava''') and be incinerated. ''All while he's fully aware of what's happening and trying to stop.'']] ''



* ApocalypseHow: Individual games are treated as the Regional version: a class 4 happens if a game is destroyed by viruses, and a regional class 6 happens if a game is unplugged. [[spoiler:''Sugar Rush'' narrowly averts a regional class 4, which would have escalated to a global class 4 had the Cy-Bugs spread to the rest of the arcade.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: Individual games are treated as the Regional version: a class 4 happens if a game is destroyed by viruses, and a regional class 6 happens if a game is unplugged. [[spoiler:''Sugar ''Sugar Rush'' narrowly averts a regional class 4, which would have escalated to a global class 4 had the Cy-Bugs spread to the rest of the arcade.]]



-->'''Ralph:''' Hey cough drop! Explain something to me. [[spoiler:If Vanellope was never meant to be, then why is her picture on the side of the game console?]]

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-->'''Ralph:''' Hey cough drop! Explain something to me. [[spoiler:If If Vanellope was never meant to be, exist, then why is her picture on the side of the game console?]]console?



* AscendedGlitch: [[spoiler:In-Universe, everyone wants to play as Vanellope in ''Sugar Rush'' because her glitch-teleportation helps her win.]]

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* AscendedGlitch: [[spoiler:In-Universe, In-Universe, everyone wants to play as Vanellope in ''Sugar Rush'' because her glitch-teleportation helps her win.]]



** The main villains include Cy-Bugs, which [[YouAreWhoYouEat take on the features of whatever they eat]]. A Cy-Bug eats [[spoiler:King Candy]], who is assimilated a little ''too'' well and becomes said Cy-Bug's primary consciousness.
** Also, the Cy-Bugs from ''Hero's Duty'' are metallic from eating the metal environment around them. When they are in [[spoiler:''Sugar Rush'', they eat and become the candy from the game, making it easier for Ralph to simply smash them -- the exception being those that ate jawbreakers and are subsequently even tougher than the metal ones]].

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** The main villains include Cy-Bugs, which [[YouAreWhoYouEat take on the features of whatever they eat]]. A Cy-Bug eats [[spoiler:King Candy]], King Candy, who is assimilated a little ''too'' well and becomes said Cy-Bug's primary consciousness.
** Also, the Cy-Bugs from ''Hero's Duty'' are metallic from eating the metal environment around them. When they are in [[spoiler:''Sugar ''Sugar Rush'', they eat and become the candy from the game, making it easier for Ralph to simply smash them -- the exception being those that ate jawbreakers and are subsequently even tougher than the metal ones]].ones.



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:Vanellope's return to her place as princess of ''Sugar Rush'' comes with PowerFloats and a TransformationSequence. She then defies it in favor of being president.]]

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's return to her place as princess of ''Sugar Rush'' comes with PowerFloats and a TransformationSequence. She then defies it in favor of being president.]]



* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:Ralph has to save Vanellope and Felix from King Candy's Fungeon and then Vanellope saves Ralph from going through with his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: The Bad-Anon Affirmation is, "I'm bad and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me." [[spoiler:It does double duty as a BadassCreed during the climax as an affirmation of what he is and what he does. Triple duty if you consider that Ralph meant them as his FamousLastWords.]]

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* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph has to save Vanellope and Felix from King Candy's Fungeon and then Vanellope saves Ralph from going through with his HeroicSacrifice.]]
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* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: The Bad-Anon Affirmation is, "I'm bad and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me." [[spoiler:It It does double duty as a BadassCreed during the climax as an affirmation of what he is and what he does. Triple duty if you consider that Ralph meant them as his FamousLastWords.]]



* BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Calhoun and Felix given that both of them are heroes and undertake a SaveTheWorld mission together. The latter's even shown in the credits shooting Cy-Bugs with his wife]].
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ralph brings his medal back to ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' and Gene follows through with the deal to give up the key to the penthouse, but now no-one is there to hang out with Ralph. [[spoiler:Their game has already been marked "out of order" and set to be unplugged because of Ralph's and Felix's absence, so all the Nicelanders evacuated.]]

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* BattleCouple: [[spoiler:Calhoun Calhoun and Felix given that both of them are heroes and undertake a SaveTheWorld mission together. The latter's even shown in the credits shooting Cy-Bugs with his wife]].
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ralph brings his medal back to ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' and Gene follows through with the deal to give up the key to the penthouse, but now no-one is there to hang out with Ralph. [[spoiler:Their Their game has already been marked "out of order" and set to be unplugged because of Ralph's and Felix's absence, so all the Nicelanders evacuated.]]



** Don't call Calhoun a "Dynamite Gal". [[spoiler:It [[TraumaButton triggers a flashback]] of the time she was WidowedAtTheWedding.]]

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** Don't call Calhoun a "Dynamite Gal". [[spoiler:It It [[TraumaButton triggers a flashback]] of the time she was WidowedAtTheWedding.]]



'''Vanellope:''' Huh.

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'''Vanellope:''' ''[briefly glithces]'' Huh.



* BigBad: [[spoiler:King Candy, a.k.a. Turbo. is infamous for crashing two games pre-narrative, which informs Ralph's plotline. He's also responsible for all the trouble in ''Sugar Rush'', which informs Vanellope's plot line. He even turns into a Cy-bug, which ties him to Calhoun's plot line.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: The Cy-Bugs serve as secondary antagonists to [[spoiler:King Candy's takeover.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:King King Candy, a.k.a. Turbo. is infamous for crashing two games pre-narrative, which informs Ralph's plotline. He's also responsible for all the trouble in ''Sugar Rush'', which informs Vanellope's plot line. He even turns into a Cy-bug, which ties him to Calhoun's plot line.]]
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* BigBadEnsemble: The Cy-Bugs serve as secondary antagonists to [[spoiler:King King Candy's takeover.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: Just when Ralph accepts his [[HeroicSacrifice fate]] to save the ''Sugar Rush'' world, [[spoiler:Vanellope jumps the ramp in Crumbelina's borrowed racecar and catches him in mid-air]].
* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Felix gives Calhoun a quick kiss on the cheek in the spur of the moment.]] She responds with this trope. Complete with hearts floating around them.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Just when Ralph accepts his [[HeroicSacrifice fate]] to save the ''Sugar Rush'' world, [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope jumps the ramp in Crumbelina's borrowed racecar and catches him in mid-air]].
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* TheBigDamnKiss: [[spoiler:Felix Felix gives Calhoun a quick kiss on the cheek in the spur of the moment.]] moment. She responds with this trope. Complete with hearts floating around them.



** After [[spoiler:Vanellope crosses the finish line and resets the game -- thus returning her status as princess and letting everyone remember who she really is]], what does she plan to do to the racers who were bullying her earlier? [[spoiler:Execute them.]] Calhoun then remarks that "this place just got interesting" with a PsychoticSmirk on her face. [[spoiler:Vanellope's just kidding, though.]]

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** After [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope crosses the finish line and resets the game -- thus returning her status as princess and letting everyone remember who she really is]], is, what does she plan to do to the racers who were bullying her earlier? [[spoiler:Execute them.]] Execute them. Calhoun then remarks that "this place just got interesting" with a PsychoticSmirk on her face. [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's just kidding, though.]]



* BodyHorror: Every single time a Cy-Bug eats since they become what they eat. [[spoiler:''Especially'' after eating King Candy during the climax. Now he truly looks like a freakish monster.]]

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* BodyHorror: Every single time a Cy-Bug eats since they become what they eat. [[spoiler:''Especially'' ''Especially'' after eating King Candy during the climax. Now he truly looks like a freakish monster.]]



** In the epilogue, [[spoiler:Felix and Ralph let several homeless characters move into their game by setting up a bonus level where they assist in wrecking the apartments while Q*bert assists Felix in fixing it. Thanks to retro appeal, this makes the game even more popular]].

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** In the epilogue, [[spoiler:Felix Felix and Ralph let several homeless characters move into their game by setting up a bonus level where they assist in wrecking the apartments while Q*bert assists Felix in fixing it. Thanks to retro appeal, this makes the game even more popular]].popular.



** The movie itself. Starts off with the Walt Disney Animation Studios logo and Mickey Mouse rendered as 8-bit graphics (with a chiptune version of "Steamboat Willie"), and at the very end of the movie, after the credits, [[spoiler:when the Disney logo shows up, the "movie" has a parody of the ''VideoGame/PacMan'' KillScreen]].
** The film also begins and ends with the same beeping noise. In the beginning, the beeping comes from the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' cabinet in the first shot of the film, while at the end, it comes from [[spoiler:the flashing "Press Start" message right before the CreativeClosingCredits start]].
** When the Bad-Anon group says their Bad-Guy Mantra at the start ("I am Bad, and that's Good. I will never be Good, and that's not Bad. There's no-one I'd rather be than me"), [[spoiler:Ralph doesn't join in, as he doesn't believe in the mantra's message. It's not until the very end, when he's willing to make his HeroicSacrifice, that he finally recites the mantra, symbolizing the completion of his CharacterDevelopment]].

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** The movie itself. Starts off with the Walt Disney Animation Studios logo and Mickey Mouse rendered as 8-bit graphics (with a chiptune version of "Steamboat Willie"), and at the very end of the movie, after the credits, [[spoiler:when when the Disney logo shows up, the "movie" has a parody of the ''VideoGame/PacMan'' KillScreen]].
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** The film also begins and ends with the same beeping noise. In the beginning, the beeping comes from the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' cabinet in the first shot of the film, while at the end, it comes from [[spoiler:the the flashing "Press Start" message right before the CreativeClosingCredits start]].
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** When the Bad-Anon group says their Bad-Guy Mantra at the start ("I am Bad, and that's Good. I will never be Good, and that's not Bad. There's no-one I'd rather be than me"), [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph doesn't join in, as he doesn't believe in the mantra's message. It's not until the very end, when he's willing to make his HeroicSacrifice, that he finally recites the mantra, symbolizing the completion of his CharacterDevelopment]].CharacterDevelopment.



* BossBattle: Invoked by [[spoiler:Cy-Bug[=/=]King Candy[=/=]Turbo]] during the film's climax ("Welcome to the boss level!"). It also helps that the top of Diet Cola Mountain is a large, round, flat venue -- the typical shape of a BossRoom in most 3D games -- with volcanic-red lighting.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Revealed near the end to apply to [[spoiler:the ''Sugar Rush'' characters, thanks to King Candy, who is actually Turbo in disguise, hacking into the system, locking away everyone's memories and turning Vanellope into a glitch]].

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* BossBattle: Invoked by [[spoiler:Cy-Bug[=/=]King Candy[=/=]Turbo]] Cy-Bug[=/=]King Candy[=/=]Turbo during the film's climax ("Welcome to the boss level!"). It also helps that the top of Diet Cola Mountain is a large, round, flat venue -- the typical shape of a BossRoom in most 3D games -- with volcanic-red lighting.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Revealed near the end to apply to [[spoiler:the the ''Sugar Rush'' characters, thanks to King Candy, who is actually Turbo in disguise, hacking into the system, locking away everyone's memories and turning Vanellope into a glitch]].glitch.



* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Ralph destroys [[spoiler:the car he helped make for Vanellope to keep her from racing, having been convinced by King Candy that her success could potentially have the game unplugged and kill her along with it]].

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* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: Ralph destroys [[spoiler:the the car he helped make for Vanellope to keep her from racing, having been convinced by King Candy that her success could potentially have the game unplugged and kill her along with it]].it.



* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Because of BreakHerHeartToSaveHer above. [[spoiler:After Ralph finds out that King Candy was lying, he gets Felix to fix her kart that he smashed, gives it back, [[TheGrovel apologizes]], and helps her win the race.]]

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* BreakUpMakeUpScenario: Because of BreakHerHeartToSaveHer above. [[spoiler:After After Ralph finds out that King Candy was lying, he gets Felix to fix her kart that he smashed, gives it back, [[TheGrovel apologizes]], and helps her win the race.]]



** During the anniversary party, Ralph asks what flavor was used for his part of the cake (the mud puddle). Much to his dismay, it turns out to be chocolate, which he hates. During his time in ''Sugar Rush'', he falls into an actual pond of chocolate. [[spoiler:Even later, after Vanellope saves him in the climax and they wind up in another pond after escaping the volcano; only this time he's more than happy to land in it, commenting "I love chocolate!"]]. Then one final time in the CreativeClosingCredits sequence.
** [[spoiler:During the hunt for Ralph, Calhoun mentions she'll slap Ralph for bringing a Cy-Bug outside of her game. Sure enough, that's exactly what she does.]]

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** During the anniversary party, Ralph asks what flavor was used for his part of the cake (the mud puddle). Much to his dismay, it turns out to be chocolate, which he hates. During his time in ''Sugar Rush'', he falls into an actual pond of chocolate. [[spoiler:Even Even later, after Vanellope saves him in the climax and they wind up in another pond after escaping the volcano; only this time he's more than happy to land in it, commenting "I love chocolate!"]].chocolate!". Then one final time in the CreativeClosingCredits sequence.
** [[spoiler:During During the hunt for Ralph, Calhoun mentions she'll slap Ralph for bringing a Cy-Bug outside of her game. Sure enough, that's exactly what she does.]]



** Part of Calhoun's most tragic backstory ever involves her wedding being interrupted by a Cy-Bug, which came through the window and ate her fiancé. [[spoiler:At her wedding with Felix, which takes place in the same chapel, all of the soldiers present are aiming their {{laser sight}}s at that window]].

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** Part of Calhoun's most tragic backstory ever involves her wedding being interrupted by a Cy-Bug, which came through the window and ate her fiancé. [[spoiler:At At her wedding with Felix, which takes place in the same chapel, all of the soldiers present are aiming their {{laser sight}}s at that window]].window.



** Ralph leaves Sour Bill stuck to a lollipop. After [[spoiler:the SugarApocalypse has been reverted]] and Vanellope [[spoiler:has been reinstated as the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush]], Sour Bill is there to play herald, even though he's still stuck to the lollipop.

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** Ralph leaves Sour Bill stuck to a lollipop. After [[spoiler:the the SugarApocalypse has been reverted]] reverted and Vanellope [[spoiler:has has been reinstated as the rightful ruler of Sugar Rush]], Rush, Sour Bill is there to play herald, even though he's still stuck to the lollipop.



--->'''Ralph:''' And besides, I've got a job to do too. [[spoiler:May not be as fancy as being president]], but it's my duty. And it's a big duty!\\

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--->'''Ralph:''' And besides, I've got a job to do too. [[spoiler:May May not be as fancy as being president]], president, but it's my duty. And it's a big duty!\\



** All of the [[StealthPun bricks]] in Ralph's dump [[spoiler:are used to build homes for Ralph and the homeless characters in the end]].
* BrightIsNotGood: While on the surface ''Sugar Rush''[='s=] characters appear to be sickly sweet and nice, the irony is that pretty much every single inhabitant of the game is a horrible individual. [[spoiler:In truth, they were originally just as nice as they appeared, but King Candy, who is in reality Turbo in disguise, intentionally messed up ''Sugar Rush''[='s=] programming code so none of the racers would remember who Vanellope von Schweetz really was. The second they get their memories back, light does in fact become good and they instantly apologize for how mean they were. "Candy-coated heart of darkness", as Ralph puts it]].

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** All of the [[StealthPun bricks]] in Ralph's dump [[spoiler:are are used to build homes for Ralph and the homeless characters in the end]].
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* BrightIsNotGood: While on the surface ''Sugar Rush''[='s=] characters appear to be sickly sweet and nice, the irony is that pretty much every single inhabitant of the game is a horrible individual. [[spoiler:In In truth, they were originally just as nice as they appeared, but King Candy, who is in reality Turbo in disguise, intentionally messed up ''Sugar Rush''[='s=] programming code so none of the racers would remember who Vanellope von Schweetz really was. The second they get their memories back, light does in fact become good and they instantly apologize for how mean they were. "Candy-coated heart of darkness", as Ralph puts it]].it.



* BulletTime: Vanellope enters this when [[spoiler:she mentally works out how to use her glitch to her advantage, before being crushed between Turbo's car bumper and a cave column]].

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* BulletTime: Vanellope enters this when [[spoiler:she she mentally works out how to use her glitch to her advantage, before being crushed between Turbo's car bumper and a cave column]].column.



** VideoGame/QBert appears in the movie, and is the one to tell Felix where Ralph went. He also appears in the Game Central Station with numerous other characters from his game, sadly homeless. [[spoiler:They eventually make it back into a certain someone's game.]]

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** VideoGame/QBert appears in the movie, and is the one to tell Felix where Ralph went. He also appears in the Game Central Station with numerous other characters from his game, sadly homeless. [[spoiler:They They eventually make it back into a certain someone's game.]]



** [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] himself appears in a PublicServiceAnnouncement at the station, [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle telling everyone to be careful not to die in a game]] [[ChekhovsClassroom that's not their own]], [[KilledOffForReal or else they won't regenerate afterwards]]. He's also visible in a few more places: dancing at Felix's party, seen walking around Game Central Station in two separate scenes (in background shots), Ralph crashes an escape pod into him (causing him to lose some of his gold rings), as a picture on the celebrity wall at ''Tapper's'', [[spoiler:seated on Felix's side of the aisle in the chapel at Calhoun & Felix's wedding]], and a short sprite-animated scene as part of the end credits. Sonic is voiced by Creator/RogerCraigSmith, who has voiced him in the games since 2010. Additionally, many of the movie's dubs into other languages (including Dutch, German, French and Spanish) use Sonic's voice from the cartoons, as the games never received dubs until ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.

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** [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] himself appears in a PublicServiceAnnouncement at the station, [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle telling everyone to be careful not to die in a game]] [[ChekhovsClassroom that's not their own]], [[KilledOffForReal or else they won't regenerate afterwards]]. He's also visible in a few more places: dancing at Felix's party, seen walking around Game Central Station in two separate scenes (in background shots), Ralph crashes an escape pod into him (causing him to lose some of his gold rings), as a picture on the celebrity wall at ''Tapper's'', [[spoiler:seated seated on Felix's side of the aisle in the chapel at Calhoun & Felix's wedding]], wedding, and a short sprite-animated scene as part of the end credits. Sonic is voiced by Creator/RogerCraigSmith, who has voiced him in the games since 2010. Additionally, many of the movie's dubs into other languages (including Dutch, German, French and Spanish) use Sonic's voice from the cartoons, as the games never received dubs until ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.



** Hearts appear around [[spoiler:Felix and Calhoun]] when they kiss, courtesy of long vines of Laffy Taffy.

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** Hearts appear around [[spoiler:Felix Felix and Calhoun]] Calhoun when they kiss, courtesy of long vines of Laffy Taffy.



* Catch22Dilemma: ''Sugar Rush Speedway'' invokes this trope. The nine racers who will be on next day's roster are decided by a race held after the arcade closes, and the entrance fee is a coin; those who don't place in the top 9 don't get on the roster, thus can't earn any coins that day, so if they use the ''last'' of their coins to enter the qualifying race and don't place, they can never again be on the roster and thus can't ever get any more coins. This is done to keep Vanellope, supposedly a glitch, from racing, though why it hasn't yet caught any of the others is not explained. [[spoiler:However since King Candy[=/=]Turbo ''does'' have access to the game's code and has proven he can alter character inventories, he probably can make sure that all of the other racers always have enough coins to enter]].

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* Catch22Dilemma: ''Sugar Rush Speedway'' invokes this trope. The nine racers who will be on next day's roster are decided by a race held after the arcade closes, and the entrance fee is a coin; those who don't place in the top 9 don't get on the roster, thus can't earn any coins that day, so if they use the ''last'' of their coins to enter the qualifying race and don't place, they can never again be on the roster and thus can't ever get any more coins. This is done to keep Vanellope, supposedly a glitch, from racing, though why it hasn't yet caught any of the others is not explained. [[spoiler:However However since King Candy[=/=]Turbo ''does'' have access to the game's code and has proven he can alter character inventories, he probably can make sure that all of the other racers always have enough coins to enter]].enter.



* CaughtOnTheJumbotron: [[spoiler:King Candy's attempts to destroy Vanellope's kart during the Random Roster Race, as well as Vanellope glitching him to expose himself as Turbo.]]

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* CaughtOnTheJumbotron: [[spoiler:King King Candy's attempts to destroy Vanellope's kart during the Random Roster Race, as well as Vanellope glitching him to expose himself as Turbo.]]



** Sgt. Calhoun mentions during ''Hero's Duty'' that the Cy-Bugs [[YouAreWhoYouEat become what they eat]]. One of them eats Ralph's gun and then makes it part of its body, using the gun against him. [[spoiler:In the climax, King Candy gets eaten by a Cy-Bug, causing [[AssimilationBackfire the Cy-Bug to become him]]]].
** The Diet Cola and Mentos volcano in Vanellope's hideout is fired repeatedly: it is used to illustrate the danger of Vanellope's glitch, [[spoiler:used to clean up all the Cy-Bugs, and used to force Turbo to his permanent KarmicDeath, once he has combined with a Cy-Bug he is forced into it. The unfinished ramp spanning it is then used by Vanellope to save Ralph]].
** The medal [[spoiler:is used to establish game jumping, enter Vanellope into the race, persuade Ralph to believe King Candy's story, and knock down the out-of-order sign to reveal Vanellope's true nature]].

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** Sgt. Calhoun mentions during ''Hero's Duty'' that the Cy-Bugs [[YouAreWhoYouEat become what they eat]]. One of them eats Ralph's gun and then makes it part of its body, using the gun against him. [[spoiler:In In the climax, King Candy gets eaten by a Cy-Bug, causing [[AssimilationBackfire the Cy-Bug to become him]]]].
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** The Diet Cola and Mentos volcano in Vanellope's hideout is fired repeatedly: it is used to illustrate the danger of Vanellope's glitch, [[spoiler:used used to clean up all the Cy-Bugs, and used to force Turbo to his permanent KarmicDeath, once he has combined with a Cy-Bug he is forced into it. The unfinished ramp spanning it is then used by Vanellope to save Ralph]].
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** The ''Hero's Duty'' medal [[spoiler:is is used to establish game jumping, enter Vanellope into the race, persuade Ralph to believe King Candy's story, and knock down the out-of-order sign to reveal Vanellope's true nature]].nature.



** When Vanellope comes into physical contact with other characters while glitching, the other will glitch as well. [[spoiler:While seemingly just random the first time it appears, this ends up being useful to unmask Turbo by causing his King Candy skin to glitch.]]
** Multiple characters comment on Ralph's bad breath [[spoiler:which eventually comes in handy towards making Sour Bill fess up about King Candy's plan.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Turbo]] is mentioned early on as a backstory element.

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** When Vanellope comes into physical contact with other characters while glitching, the other will glitch as well. [[spoiler:While While seemingly just random the first time it appears, this ends up being useful to unmask Turbo by causing his King Candy skin to glitch.]]
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** Multiple characters comment on Ralph's bad breath [[spoiler:which which eventually comes in handy towards making Sour Bill fess up about King Candy's plan.]]
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Turbo]] Turbo is mentioned early on as a backstory element.



** Ralph's ability to break things and Felix's ability to fix things near instantaneously keeps cropping up. Parodied when Felix tries to mimic Ralph and break himself out of prison. With his magic hammer. [[EpicFail It goes just as well as you'd expect]]. Ralph busts him out moments later. A noteworthy pair of examples of Ralph's ChekhovsSkill not working as previously shown are [[spoiler:when he wrecks the Kart and the mountain]].
** [[spoiler:Vanellope's glitching. It gives her a neat TeleportSpam ''and'' helps reveal who King Candy really is]].

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** Ralph's ability to break things and Felix's ability to fix things near instantaneously keeps cropping up. Parodied when Felix tries to mimic Ralph and break himself out of prison. With his magic hammer. [[EpicFail It goes just as well as you'd expect]]. Ralph busts him out moments later. A noteworthy pair of examples of Ralph's ChekhovsSkill not working as previously shown are [[spoiler:when when he wrecks the Kart and the mountain]].
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** [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's glitching. It gives her a neat TeleportSpam ''and'' helps reveal who King Candy really is]].is.



* ChekhovsVolcano: Diet Cola Mountain's Mentos stalactites are [[spoiler:what defeat the Cy-Bugs in the end]].

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* ChekhovsVolcano: Diet Cola Mountain's Mentos stalactites are [[spoiler:what what defeat the Cy-Bugs in the end]].end.



* ChurchOfSaintGenericus: The church Calhoun ''almost'' gets married in as part of [[DarkAndTroubledPast the most tragic backstory ever]] is just specific enough to be identified as a church of ''something'' and no more. [[spoiler:The same church where she marries Fix-It Felix in the end]].

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* ChurchOfSaintGenericus: The church Calhoun ''almost'' gets married in as part of [[DarkAndTroubledPast the most tragic backstory ever]] is just specific enough to be identified as a church of ''something'' and no more. [[spoiler:The The same church where she marries Fix-It Felix in the end]].end.



** Vanellope = Green [[spoiler:and Pink]]

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** Vanellope = Green [[spoiler:and and [[PrincessesPreferPink Pink]]



** King Candy = Purple [[spoiler:As Turbo, it's Red and White.]]

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** King Candy = Purple [[spoiler:As Purple[[note]]As Turbo, it's Red and White.]][[/note]]



** Also, whenever Vanellope glitches, she turns shades of blue. However, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Turbo]]]] turns shades of red when he is forced to glitch out.

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** Also, whenever Vanellope glitches, she turns shades of blue. However, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Turbo]]]] [[BigBad Turbo]] turns shades of red when he is forced to glitch out.



** It's also a good thing that [[spoiler:Calhoun stated that without a beacon there would be no way to fend off the swarm of Cy-Bugs that had invaded ''Sugar Rush'']], which gives Ralph an idea...
** It's a not-so-good thing that [[spoiler:Felix called Calhoun a "dynamite gal", not knowing that is a TraumaButton for her, as it was what her late fiance used to call her.]]
** A double whammy of good things when [[spoiler:Mr. Litwak didn't secure the tape on the "Out of Order" sign well enough and Ralph deciding to throw his medal against the screen in frustration, enough to knock the tape and the paper loose and revealing to Ralph [[WhamShot Vanellope's portrait on the side]] of the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet.]]
** And it's fortunate that when Ralph is lifted high into the air by [[spoiler:Cy-Bug King Candy]], he's directly over the [[spoiler:volcano]] rather than having flown any distance horizontally at all.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Ralph forces Sour Bill to speak of [[spoiler:King Candy's real intentions]] by ''licking him and putting him in his mouth''. Given that Ralph is trying to be a good guy, and Sour Bill is made of candy, this comes disturbingly close to CarnivoreConfusion territory.

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** It's also a good thing that [[spoiler:Calhoun Calhoun stated that without a beacon there would be no way to fend off the swarm of Cy-Bugs that had invaded ''Sugar Rush'']], Rush'', which gives Ralph an idea...
** It's a not-so-good thing that [[spoiler:Felix Felix called Calhoun a "dynamite gal", not knowing that is a TraumaButton for her, as it was what her late fiance used to call her.]]
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** A double whammy of good things when [[spoiler:Mr. Mr. Litwak didn't secure the tape on the "Out of Order" sign well enough and Ralph deciding to throw his medal against the screen in frustration, enough to knock the tape and the paper loose and revealing to Ralph [[WhamShot Vanellope's portrait on the side]] of the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet.]]
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** And it's fortunate that when Ralph is lifted high into the air by [[spoiler:Cy-Bug Cy-Bug King Candy]], Candy, he's directly over the [[spoiler:volcano]] Diet Cola Mountain rather than having flown any distance horizontally at all.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Ralph forces Sour Bill to speak of [[spoiler:King King Candy's real intentions]] intentions by ''licking him and putting him in his mouth''. Given that Ralph is trying to be a good guy, and Sour Bill is made of candy, this comes disturbingly close to CarnivoreConfusion territory.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: ''Sugar Rush''. It looks like a bright and colorful candy dreamland, but its characters (especially the racers) are mean-spirited, its ruler King Candy is corrupt, and outcasts like Vanellope are treated like dirt. Ralph himself gets a pretty cold welcome when he first arrives. [[spoiler:And with TheReveal, we learn that it is ''so'' much worse than that]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Calhoun actually ''calls'' the game a "saccharine-saturated nightmare", and Ralph calls it a "candy-coated heart of darkness". [[spoiler:When the rightful ruler is restored, it returns to a proper SugarBowl.]]

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: ''Sugar Rush''. It looks like a bright and colorful candy dreamland, but its characters (especially the racers) are mean-spirited, its ruler King Candy is corrupt, and outcasts like Vanellope are treated like dirt. Ralph himself gets a pretty cold welcome when he first arrives. [[spoiler:And And with TheReveal, we learn that it is ''so'' much worse than that]].that. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Calhoun actually ''calls'' the game a "saccharine-saturated nightmare", and Ralph calls it a "candy-coated heart of darkness". [[spoiler:When When the rightful ruler is restored, it returns to a proper SugarBowl.]]



* CreateYourOwnHero: Had King Candy [[spoiler:not screwed with Vanellope's code, she would not have gained her glitching powers which would go on to make her a major factor to ruining his master plan in taking over the arcade.]] Whoops.

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* CreateYourOwnHero: Had King Candy [[spoiler:not not screwed with Vanellope's code, she would not have gained her glitching powers which would go on to make her a major factor to ruining his master plan in taking over the arcade.]] arcade. Whoops.



* CruelToBeKind: Subverted with King Candy, played straight with Ralph. King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later does Ralph realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is lying through his teeth. He doesn't care for Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].

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* CruelToBeKind: Subverted with King Candy, played straight with Ralph. King Candy tells Ralph that Vanellope becoming a racer could lead to the game world being destroyed and Vanellope dying along with it, Ralph tries to convince her to drop out of competition. When she won't listen, Ralph feels forced to destroy her car and ends up devastating her. Only later does Ralph realize that King Candy [[spoiler:is is lying through his teeth. He doesn't care for Vanellope's safety one bit, [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk he only prevents her from racing to prevent the others from finding out that she's the real ruler, not him]]]].him]].



* CryCute: Vanellope starts crying when [[spoiler:she discovers that Ralph has cut a deal with King Candy and doesn't want her racing anymore]], then completely loses it when [[spoiler:he smashes her kart.]] Ralph looks to barely be holding back waterworks himself.

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* CryCute: Vanellope starts crying when [[spoiler:she she discovers that Ralph has cut a deal with King Candy and doesn't want her racing anymore]], anymore, then completely loses it when [[spoiler:he he smashes her kart.]] kart. Ralph looks to barely be holding back waterworks himself.



* CursedWithAwesome: Vanellope's glitching means she has a few basic visual shifts at times at the start, and she occasionally (accidentally) teleports into other objects, which almost causes a lot of damage to her home. [[spoiler:She later learns how to utilize the shifting she does when distressed, turning it into a functional teleport. Even later, this is revealed to be seen as a GoodBadBug by players, making her the most popular character]].

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* CursedWithAwesome: Vanellope's glitching means she has a few basic visual shifts at times at the start, and she occasionally (accidentally) teleports into other objects, which almost causes a lot of damage to her home. [[spoiler:She She later learns how to utilize the shifting she does when distressed, turning it into a functional teleport. Even later, this is revealed to be seen as a GoodBadBug by players, making her the most popular character]].character.



* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler:[[FallenHero Turbo]]]] sticks out from the other game protagonists by being having a UndeathlyPallor, [[YellowEyesOfSneakiness yellow eyes]] and [[UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness rotten teeth]]. Sure enough, [[spoiler:there's a ''reason'' this "protagonist's" name is used to describe a typically unthinkable act in the game universe]].

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* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler:[[FallenHero Turbo]]]] [[FallenHero Turbo]] sticks out from the other game protagonists by being having a UndeathlyPallor, [[YellowEyesOfSneakiness yellow eyes]] and [[UncleanlinessIsNextToUngodliness rotten teeth]]. Sure enough, [[spoiler:there's there's a ''reason'' this "protagonist's" name is used to describe a typically unthinkable act in the game universe]].universe.



* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:Vanellope's dreams of being a full racer have been literally broken, while ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is set to be unplugged in a couple of hours. Then after Ralph returns, the Cy-Bugs are devastating ''Sugar Rush'']].

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* DarkestHour: [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's dreams of being a full racer have been literally broken, while ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' is set to be unplugged in a couple of hours. Then after Ralph returns, the Cy-Bugs are devastating ''Sugar Rush'']].Rush''.



** The movie becomes a {{Reconstruction}} into modern gaming by the end. [[spoiler:Ralph travels worlds, battles a conspiracy, makes several difficult moral decisions, battles an evil mastermind in a climactic showdown and even pre-meditates a HeroicSacrifice in the name of saving the one he loves. It's a plot very much like [[Franchise/KingdomHearts many]] [[Franchise/MassEffect popular]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid modern]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} games]], undertaken by a character inspired by [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong classic]] [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} gaming]]]].

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** The movie becomes a {{Reconstruction}} into modern gaming by the end. [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph travels worlds, battles a conspiracy, makes several difficult moral decisions, battles an evil mastermind in a climactic showdown and even pre-meditates a HeroicSacrifice in the name of saving the one he loves. It's a plot very much like [[Franchise/KingdomHearts many]] [[Franchise/MassEffect popular]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid modern]] [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} games]], undertaken by a character inspired by [[VideoGame/DonkeyKong classic]] [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} gaming]]]].gaming]].



** [[spoiler:Vanellope gets in Crumbelina's kart to save Ralph, who was going to commit a HeroicSacrifice.]]
** After Calhoun's fiancé was killed at their wedding, [[spoiler:her troops make sure her later wedding with Felix is covered in that spot as well]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Calhoun starts off cold, hard, and gruff. But after spending a little time with Felix, she (reluctantly) starts to soften up a little bit. After the movie's climax, she apparently softened up enough to [[spoiler:''marry'' Felix]].

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** [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope gets in Crumbelina's kart to save Ralph, who was going to commit a HeroicSacrifice.]]
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** After Calhoun's fiancé was killed at their wedding, [[spoiler:her her troops make sure her later wedding with Felix is covered in that spot as well]].
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* DefrostingIceQueen: Calhoun starts off cold, hard, and gruff. But after spending a little time with Felix, she (reluctantly) starts to soften up a little bit. After the movie's climax, she apparently softened up enough to [[spoiler:''marry'' Felix]].''marry'' Felix.



* {{Determinator}}: All of the main characters exhibit constant and often stubborn determination in accomplishing their goals -- which is used by the story itself several times to show how much they have in common. Felix and Calhoun both show a totally unwavering dedication to getting their jobs done, which briefly causes them to argue when they first team up. Likewise, Ralph and Vanellope never give up on obtaining the thing they think will make their lives better, even when they know doing it is a terrible idea. [[spoiler:On the villainous side, Turbo will stop at nothing to give himself the spotlight -- no matter who he has to attack to do it. Even when his previous selfish attempt failed so utterly that it put him and dozens of others out of their homes, all he learns from the situation is to do it again but more sneakily]].

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* {{Determinator}}: All of the main characters exhibit constant and often stubborn determination in accomplishing their goals -- which is used by the story itself several times to show how much they have in common. Felix and Calhoun both show a totally unwavering dedication to getting their jobs done, which briefly causes them to argue when they first team up. Likewise, Ralph and Vanellope never give up on obtaining the thing they think will make their lives better, even when they know doing it is a terrible idea. [[spoiler:On On the villainous side, Turbo will stop at nothing to give himself the spotlight -- no matter who he has to attack to do it. Even when his previous selfish attempt failed so utterly that it put him and dozens of others out of their homes, all he learns from the situation is to do it again but more sneakily]].sneakily.



* DifficultButAwesome: In-story, Vanellope's glitch is presented as a disability that seriously hampers her racing ability, but once [[spoiler:she learns to control it, it becomes a very powerful special ability]]; this may be why, at the end, she [[spoiler:becomes so popular with the players]].

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* DifficultButAwesome: In-story, Vanellope's glitch is presented as a disability that seriously hampers her racing ability, but once [[spoiler:she she learns to control it, it becomes a very powerful special ability]]; ability; this may be why, at the end, she [[spoiler:becomes becomes so popular with the players]].players.



** Finally, when [[spoiler:''Sugar Rush'' is about to be destroyed by Cy-Bugs]], Vanellope forgives Ralph for inadvertently causing it and for [[spoiler:causing her own impending death because she can't leave]] with a quiet "It's okay, Ralph".

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** Finally, when [[spoiler:''Sugar ''Sugar Rush'' is about to be destroyed by Cy-Bugs]], Cy-Bugs, Vanellope forgives Ralph for inadvertently causing it and for [[spoiler:causing causing her own impending death because she can't leave]] leave with a quiet "It's okay, Ralph".



** [[spoiler:Ralph]] has one when [[spoiler:he throws his hard-earned medal at his game's monitor, dislodging the Out of Order sign on the other side... and giving him a clear view of ''Vanellope's image on the side of the arcade cabinet'']].
** This happens with [[spoiler:Vanellope when King Candy calls her a glitch while trying to ram her into a cave column, having her realize that she can glitch out of harm's way]].
** Ralph has one later when Calhoun explains [[spoiler:why the Cy-Bugs in ''Sugar Rush'' are much more dangerous due to the lack of a beacon to keep them in check]].

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** [[spoiler:Ralph]] Ralph has one when [[spoiler:he he throws his hard-earned medal at his game's monitor, dislodging the Out of Order sign on the other side... and giving him a clear view of ''Vanellope's image on the side of the arcade cabinet'']].
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** This happens with [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope when King Candy calls her a glitch while trying to ram her into a cave column, having her realize that she can glitch out of harm's way]].
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** Ralph has one later when Calhoun explains [[spoiler:why why the Cy-Bugs in ''Sugar Rush'' are much more dangerous due to the lack of a beacon to keep them in check]].check.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Ultimately defied. [[spoiler:Vanellope's original design invoked this trope since she was written as a princess but when she's turned back she wants to be President instead]].

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Ultimately defied. [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's original design invoked this trope since she was written as a princess but when she's turned back she wants to be President instead]].instead.



** Lampshaded during [[spoiler:Vanellope's TransformationSequence into a princess]].

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** Lampshaded during [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's TransformationSequence into a princess]].princess.



* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Turbo]] breaks out some unending maniacal laughter that could rival the Joker during the climax -- which only adds to his creepiness.It's hilarious on a meta level when you remember that his voice actor is [[spoiler:Alan Tudyk: [[Series/{{Firefly}} "Ha ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!"]]]]
* EvilMinions: [[spoiler:The Q*bert baddies eventually become these for Wreck-It Ralph himself during the bonus stage]].

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* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:Turbo]] Turbo breaks out some unending maniacal laughter that could rival the Joker during the climax -- which only adds to his creepiness.It's hilarious on a meta level when you remember that his voice actor is [[spoiler:Alan Alan Tudyk: [[Series/{{Firefly}} "Ha ha ha! Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!"]]]]
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* EvilMinions: [[spoiler:The The Q*bert baddies eventually become these for Wreck-It Ralph himself during the bonus stage]].stage.



* ExiledFromContinuity: Invoked In-universe. Vanellope, being a glitch, is unable to leave her game and forbidden from taking part in her game's main feature, races [[spoiler:because Turbo/King Candy literally exiled her from the game's source code.]]

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-->'''King Candy:''' You hit a guy ''with'' glasses. Hm. [[ActuallyPrettyFunny That's well played.]]
* ExiledFromContinuity: Invoked In-universe. Vanellope, being a glitch, is unable to leave her game and forbidden from taking part in her game's main feature, races [[spoiler:because because Turbo/King Candy literally exiled her from the game's source code.]]



** In regards to King Candy, [[spoiler:Turbo, in addition to being the name of a Sega arcade game, is a knock-off of the marquee chalky-skinned mascot from the Bally/Midway game ''VideoGame/RallyX''. His King Candy persona is one of The Wizard from ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. He comes from another land (his own game), is leading his subjects on through manipulation and usurping the rightful ruler and having their memories locked away (Ozma and Vanellope), the hero comes to him for a favor (in Ralph's case, the medal he got from ''Hero's Duty''), while he asks of something in return that involves the "villain" (Vanellope, which he calls "The Glitch", and smashing her candy car), and is ultimately a fraud hiding behind another image that makes the hero appreciate the things they have in life. There's even some cute allusions with the fact he's ruling over what can be considered Munchkins (the other candy racers) and has Oreo guards which chant, drill and ''move'', in the same fashion as those from the movie]].
** King Candy is also noted to [[spoiler:have some unsettling similarities to [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Judge Doom]] due to both characters using disguises throughout the majority of their respective films and possessing unnerving true forms]].
** In the same way that King Candy is an Expy of [[spoiler:The Wizard of Oz]], Vanellope is seen as one for [[spoiler:Princess Ozma]] in the sense that [[spoiler:she's the rightful ruler of the kingdom and was ousted through trickery, and has no memory of who she really is. And like Ozma she's eventually restored to her rightful place]].

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** In regards to King Candy, [[spoiler:Turbo, Turbo, in addition to being the name of a Sega arcade game, is a knock-off of the marquee chalky-skinned mascot from the Bally/Midway game ''VideoGame/RallyX''. His King Candy persona is one of The Wizard from ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. He comes from another land (his own game), is leading his subjects on through manipulation and usurping the rightful ruler and having their memories locked away (Ozma and Vanellope), the hero comes to him for a favor (in Ralph's case, the medal he got from ''Hero's Duty''), while he asks of something in return that involves the "villain" (Vanellope, which he calls "The Glitch", and smashing her candy car), and is ultimately a fraud hiding behind another image that makes the hero appreciate the things they have in life. There's even some cute allusions with the fact he's ruling over what can be considered Munchkins (the other candy racers) and has Oreo guards which chant, drill and ''move'', in the same fashion as those from the movie]].
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** King Candy is also noted to [[spoiler:have have some unsettling similarities to [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Judge Doom]] due to both characters using disguises throughout the majority of their respective films and possessing unnerving true forms]].
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** In the same way that King Candy is an Expy of [[spoiler:The The Wizard of Oz]], Oz, Vanellope is seen as one for [[spoiler:Princess Ozma]] Princess Ozma in the sense that [[spoiler:she's she's the rightful ruler of the kingdom and was ousted through trickery, and has no memory of who she really is. And like Ozma she's eventually restored to her rightful place]].place.



* FailedASpotCheck: Calhoun's backstory is tragic [[spoiler:because she forgot to do a perimeter check on her wedding day, allowing a Cy-Bug to get through and eat her fiancé. It's defied when she marries Felix because she has a lot of soldiers covering the window.]]
* FakeKing: [[spoiler:King Candy stole the throne from Vanellope before the events of the movie, erasing everyone's memories to fit. He's actually Turbo, having reskinned himself.]]
* FakeMemories: Everything the game characters remember about their backstory didn't actually happen; it's just part of their character design. It's specifically noted how, for ''Hero's Duty'', Calhoun was designed with "the most tragic backstory ever". [[spoiler:A second layer of fake memories were added to all the ''Sugar Rush'' characters after Turbo hacked the game and locked away their official memories so they'd all remember his "King Candy" persona as if he'd always been a part of their game and would think Vanellope, whose place he usurped, had always been a glitch.]]
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Turbo was a popular player-avatar (who are typically heroic), though he's strongly implied to have been an asshole even ''before'' he became evil]].

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* FailedASpotCheck: Calhoun's backstory is tragic [[spoiler:because because she forgot to do a perimeter check on her wedding day, allowing a Cy-Bug to get through and eat her fiancé. It's defied when she marries Felix because she has a lot of soldiers covering the window.]]

* FakeKing: [[spoiler:King King Candy stole the throne from Vanellope before the events of the movie, erasing everyone's memories to fit. He's actually Turbo, having reskinned himself.]]
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* FakeMemories: Everything the game characters remember about their backstory didn't actually happen; it's just part of their character design. It's specifically noted how, for ''Hero's Duty'', Calhoun was designed with "the most tragic backstory ever". [[spoiler:A A second layer of fake memories were added to all the ''Sugar Rush'' characters after Turbo hacked the game and locked away their official memories so they'd all remember his "King Candy" persona as if he'd always been a part of their game and would think Vanellope, whose place he usurped, had always been a glitch.]]
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* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Turbo Turbo was a popular player-avatar (who are typically heroic), though he's strongly implied to have been an asshole even ''before'' he became evil]].evil.



** [[spoiler:King Candy a.k.a. Turbo]] gets ''eaten alive'' by a Cy-Bug. That's pretty family-unfriendly right there, but then it turns out one death is not the end for him and he goes all OneWingedAngel. Fortunately, Ralph defeats him (as well as all the other Cy-Bugs) by [[spoiler:causing the Diet Cola Volcano to erupt. Since "Turbo" is now just a Cy-Bug with Turbo's memories, the Cy-Bug's programming takes over and he starts flying into the geyser. Last thing we see of Turbo is him glitching between a hypnotized "King Candy" and his real face, which is screaming in horror as he ''flies into the geyser and immolates himself''.]]

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** [[spoiler:King King Candy a.k.a. Turbo]] Turbo gets ''eaten alive'' by a Cy-Bug. That's pretty family-unfriendly right there, but then it turns out one death is not the end for him and he goes all OneWingedAngel. Fortunately, Ralph defeats him (as well as all the other Cy-Bugs) by [[spoiler:causing causing the Diet Cola Volcano to erupt. Since "Turbo" is now just a Cy-Bug with Turbo's memories, the Cy-Bug's programming takes over and he starts flying into the geyser. Last thing we see of Turbo is him glitching between a hypnotized "King Candy" and his real face, which is screaming in horror as he ''flies into the geyser and immolates himself''.]]



* FantasticRacism: The villains are treated so poorly that they need to create a support group, while the characters of ''Sugar Rush'' act this way towards any and all glitches (though it is possible this is wholly due to [[spoiler:King Candy reprogramming ''Sugar Rush'']]).

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* FantasticRacism: The villains are treated so poorly that they need to create a support group, while the characters of ''Sugar Rush'' act this way towards any and all glitches (though it is possible this is wholly due to [[spoiler:King King Candy reprogramming ''Sugar Rush'']]).Rush'').



* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] invokes during the film's climax (see BossBattle above) "Welcome to the boss level!" Ralph must overcome this boss somehow in order to SaveTheWorld.
* FinalDeath: As Sonic's PSA in the opening chapter explains, if a character dies outside of their game, they don't regenerate, essentially making out-of-game death stick. It's justified in the sense that only their native game possesses the code needed to spawn their next life, and it can't exactly go making a copy of them if it doesn't know that they died. [[spoiler:This makes Ralph's (almost) HeroicSacrifice all the more tense when breaking out of Cy-Bug-Turbo's grasp]].

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* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] King Candy/Turbo invokes during the film's climax (see BossBattle above) "Welcome to the boss level!" Ralph must overcome this boss somehow in order to SaveTheWorld.
* FinalDeath: As Sonic's PSA in the opening chapter explains, if a character dies outside of their game, they don't regenerate, essentially making out-of-game death stick. It's justified in the sense that only their native game possesses the code needed to spawn their next life, and it can't exactly go making a copy of them if it doesn't know that they died. [[spoiler:This This makes Ralph's (almost) HeroicSacrifice all the more tense when breaking out of Cy-Bug-Turbo's grasp]].grasp.



* FlashStep: [[spoiler:Vanellope's glitching, once she can control it, looks like either this or teleportation]].

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* FlashStep: [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's glitching, once she can control it, looks like either this or teleportation]].teleportation.



** [[spoiler:The jealous and attention-seeking Turbo as a dark reflection of Ralph's own dissatisfaction and jealousy stemming from his own situation. They both leave their games in order to take what they think is their due, but Ralph is ultimately good-hearted, cares about others and makes up for his mistakes whereas Turbo cares about no-one but himself and is willing to ruin lives to get what he wants. Ralph was the antagonist in his home game and becomes a hero, whereas Turbo was the protagonist in his home game but becomes a villain]]. This is why Ralph is accused of "going Turbo" at the start of the movie.

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** [[spoiler:The The jealous and attention-seeking Turbo as a dark reflection of Ralph's own dissatisfaction and jealousy stemming from his own situation. They both leave their games in order to take what they think is their due, but Ralph is ultimately good-hearted, cares about others and makes up for his mistakes whereas Turbo cares about no-one but himself and is willing to ruin lives to get what he wants. Ralph was the antagonist in his home game and becomes a hero, whereas Turbo was the protagonist in his home game but becomes a villain]].villain. This is why Ralph is accused of "going Turbo" at the start of the movie.



* ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest: Vanellope reacts this way to [[spoiler:her princess attire once ''Sugar Rush'' resets. She has to lift up the cumbersome skirt just to turn around, and can't wait to glitch out of it. She's wearing it again at Felix and Calhoun's wedding, and is seen pulling on the collar.]]

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* ForcedIntoTheirSundayBest: Vanellope reacts this way to [[spoiler:her her princess attire once ''Sugar Rush'' resets. She has to lift up the cumbersome skirt just to turn around, and can't wait to glitch out of it. She's wearing it again at Felix and Calhoun's wedding, and is seen pulling on the collar.]]



** [[spoiler:Cy-Bug/Turbo]] intends to force Ralph to watch [[spoiler:Vanellope be eaten by Cy-Bugs]]. [[HeroicSecondWind Big mistake]]. In an inversion, [[spoiler:his Turbo self can only struggle in horror as Bug-King Candy draws itself to a fiery doom]].
** Also a rare non-villainous example when [[spoiler:Ralph hangs Vanellope from a tree so that all she can do is watch helplessly as he destroys the car they built together, crushing her dreams in the process]].

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** [[spoiler:Cy-Bug/Turbo]] Cy-Bug/Turbo intends to force Ralph to watch [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope be eaten by Cy-Bugs]].Cy-Bugs. [[HeroicSecondWind Big mistake]]. In an inversion, [[spoiler:his his Turbo self can only struggle in horror as Bug-King Candy draws itself to a fiery doom]].
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** Also a rare non-villainous example when [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph hangs Vanellope from a tree so that all she can do is watch helplessly as he destroys the car they built together, crushing her dreams in the process]].process.



** As Felix and Calhoun prepare to go into ''Sugar Rush'' after Ralph, there's a particularly subtle bit of foreshadowing among the graffiti on the wall. [[spoiler:The word Turbo, and the 8-bit face of the man himself, before the tale of what "going Turbo" even means]]. Then [[spoiler:we see Vanellope locked up in the Fungeon, one of the paintings on the wall is of a clown in a racecar doing Turbo's trademark pose]].
** The fact that Ralph survived falling into the taffy swamp [[spoiler:calls into question whether the Cy-Bug actually drowned in the taffy swamp]].
** Several points in the film demonstrate that Vanellope's glitching extends to whatever she's in contact with, the first example being Taffyta. [[spoiler:During the climax, this is how King Candy is exposed as Turbo]].
** As early as the Bad-Anon scene, people tell Ralph of the dangers of "going Turbo" when he wishes to become a hero. [[spoiler:It's referring to Turbo's insane game hopping, which resulted in two arcade machines being removed from the arcade]]. Before it gets properly explained by Felix, King Candy is the first person to hint that it means more than just abandoning one's game (even if it's technically become a euphemism for that). [[spoiler:King Candy immediately assumes Ralph is there to steal his game and goes ballistic at the very idea, hinting that he's more familiar with the subject than he lets on. Later, we find out that Candy ''is'' Turbo, and has in fact done exactly that with ''Sugar Rush'']].
** Cy-Bugs [[YouAreWhoYouEat become what they eat]]. It's demonstrated when one of them eats a gun. Then they go to a world of candy and become candy-themed. [[spoiler:Then they eat King Candy/Turbo...]]
** King Candy doesn't quite look like the other racers in Sugar Rush. He's old, while they are all young, they're rather animesque while he's based on the Mad Hatter, and his clothes don't seem to follow the same design theme as theirs. [[spoiler:It's almost like he doesn't really belong in that game...]]
** There's also [[spoiler:King Candy's]] box of code in the source code. All the boxes are uniform -- even Vanellope's box clearly shown outside the main code, [[spoiler:but King Candy's is at least three times as large, colored differently, and (if you look closely) is a mess of twisted code, all serving to indicate that there's a lot more to him than just one racer]].
** Pay attention and you'll see [[spoiler:Turbo's face]] among the other blue files. [[http://media.tumblr.com/25cd6e025e574b85d3d882a1d47b0669/tumblr_inline_mhlibjZ1ai1qz4rgp.png Really]].
** Also, Vanellope's box in that same scene. It noticeably shoots off sparks from the connection points as the camera has it in focus, clearly implying that it was, at one point, connected to something. Since it isn't connected anymore, and [[spoiler:King Candy]] is the only one who could access that area, it foreshadows that [[spoiler:Vanellope isn't a glitch, she is an intended player character, and King Candy changed it]].
** Watch carefully during the opening scene, when the camera is doing its pan through Litwak's arcade. You can [[spoiler:get a clear glimpse of Vanellope's picture on the side of the ''Sugar Rush'' console, over an hour before the movie drops the Big Reveal. If you're thinking that something doesn't quite add up, hold onto that feeling]]. Also if you look even closer it gives even more foreshadowing if you see [[spoiler:she is driving King Candy's car a.k.a. the vehicle the Ruler of ''Sugar Rush'' drives]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwZxdWJmA6w This]] (fake) commercial for ''Sugar Rush'', supposedly from 1997, [[spoiler:clearly shows Vanellope as a playable character]].
** When Vanellope first meets Ralph, [[spoiler:she jokes about using the "royal we." Later on, when she's giving Ralph her hand-made hero medal she makes Ralph kneel and anoints him like a knight, saying that he is now "her royal chump." Even with her and everyone else's memories locked away, Princess Vanellope Von Schweetz is still subconsciously aware of who she's supposed to be]]. There's also the fact that she's [[spoiler:the only character with "Von" in her name, and [[TheVonTropeFamily "Von" used to be for nobility]]]].
** Right before they enter the car factory, Ralph and Vanellope sees a "No glitches" sign with the latter's face in it posted on the door that has [[spoiler:a crown shaped logo on top of it. When Ralph punches the door, the crown logo also fell]].
** Also during Vanellope and Ralph's first meeting, [[spoiler:as Ralph climbs away from her until she's off screen, suddenly [[OffscreenTeleportation she's in front of him again]] on a higher branch, hinting at her teleportation powers later on]].
** Ralph comments that King Candy's palace is pink. Candy insists it's clearly salmon. We laugh. [[spoiler:But it actually belongs to Vanellope!]]

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** As Felix and Calhoun prepare to go into ''Sugar Rush'' after Ralph, there's a particularly subtle bit of foreshadowing among the graffiti on the wall. [[spoiler:The The word Turbo, and the 8-bit face of the man himself, before the tale of what "going Turbo" even means]]. means. Then [[spoiler:we we see Vanellope locked up in the Fungeon, one of the paintings on the wall is of a clown in a racecar doing Turbo's trademark pose]].
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** The fact that Ralph survived falling into the taffy swamp [[spoiler:calls calls into question whether the Cy-Bug actually drowned in the taffy swamp]].
swamp.
** Several points in the film demonstrate that Vanellope's glitching extends to whatever she's in contact with, the first example being Taffyta. [[spoiler:During During the climax, this is how King Candy is exposed as Turbo]].
Turbo.
** As early as the Bad-Anon scene, people tell Ralph of the dangers of "going Turbo" when he wishes to become a hero. [[spoiler:It's It's referring to Turbo's insane game hopping, which resulted in two arcade machines being removed from the arcade]].arcade. Before it gets properly explained by Felix, King Candy is the first person to hint that it means more than just abandoning one's game (even if it's technically become a euphemism for that). [[spoiler:King King Candy immediately assumes Ralph is there to steal his game and goes ballistic at the very idea, hinting that he's more familiar with the subject than he lets on. Later, we find out that Candy ''is'' Turbo, and has in fact done exactly that with ''Sugar Rush'']].
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** Cy-Bugs [[YouAreWhoYouEat become what they eat]]. It's demonstrated when one of them eats a gun. Then they go to a world of candy and become candy-themed. [[spoiler:Then Then they eat King Candy/Turbo...]]
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** King Candy doesn't quite look like the other racers in Sugar Rush. He's old, while they are all young, they're rather animesque while he's based on the Mad Hatter, and his clothes don't seem to follow the same design theme as theirs. [[spoiler:It's It's almost like he doesn't really belong in that game...]]
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** There's also [[spoiler:King Candy's]] King Candy's box of code in the source code. All the boxes are uniform -- even Vanellope's box clearly shown outside the main code, [[spoiler:but but King Candy's is at least three times as large, colored differently, and (if you look closely) is a mess of twisted code, all serving to indicate that there's a lot more to him than just one racer]].
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** Pay attention and you'll see [[spoiler:Turbo's face]] Turbo's face among the other blue files. [[http://media.tumblr.com/25cd6e025e574b85d3d882a1d47b0669/tumblr_inline_mhlibjZ1ai1qz4rgp.png Really]].
** Also, Vanellope's box in that same scene. It noticeably shoots off sparks from the connection points as the camera has it in focus, clearly implying that it was, at one point, connected to something. Since it isn't connected anymore, and [[spoiler:King Candy]] King Candy is the only one who could access that area, it foreshadows that [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope isn't a glitch, she is an intended player character, and King Candy changed it]].
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** Watch carefully during the opening scene, when the camera is doing its pan through Litwak's arcade. You can [[spoiler:get get a clear glimpse of Vanellope's picture on the side of the ''Sugar Rush'' console, over an hour before the movie drops the Big Reveal. If you're thinking that something doesn't quite add up, hold onto that feeling]]. feeling. Also if you look even closer it gives even more foreshadowing if you see [[spoiler:she she is driving King Candy's car a.k.a. the vehicle the Ruler of ''Sugar Rush'' drives]].
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwZxdWJmA6w This]] (fake) commercial for ''Sugar Rush'', supposedly from 1997, [[spoiler:clearly clearly shows Vanellope as a playable character]].
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** When Vanellope first meets Ralph, [[spoiler:she she jokes about using the "royal we." Later on, when she's giving Ralph her hand-made hero medal she makes Ralph kneel and anoints him like a knight, saying that he is now "her royal chump." Even with her and everyone else's memories locked away, Princess Vanellope Von Schweetz is still subconsciously aware of who she's supposed to be]]. b]. There's also the fact that she's [[spoiler:the the only character with "Von" in her name, and [[TheVonTropeFamily "Von" used to be for nobility]]]].
nobility]].
** Right before they enter the car factory, Ralph and Vanellope sees a "No glitches" sign with the latter's face in it posted on the door that has [[spoiler:a a crown shaped logo on top of it. When Ralph punches the door, the crown logo also fell]].fell.
** Also during Vanellope and Ralph's first meeting, [[spoiler:as as Ralph climbs away from her until she's off screen, suddenly [[OffscreenTeleportation she's in front of him again]] on a higher branch, hinting at her teleportation powers later on]].
** Ralph comments that King Candy's palace is pink. Candy insists it's clearly salmon. We laugh. [[spoiler:But it actually belongs to Vanellope!]]But isn't pink a color associated with [[PrincessesPreferPink a different kind of royalty]]?



** The second time Ralph and King Candy meet, Ralph is in a bad mood and tries several times to hit him. King Candy is genuinely afraid of Ralph and keeps dodging and avoiding his attacks, [[spoiler:not just because he's a wimp, but because King Candy is outside his own game so if Ralph succeeded in striking him down, it would be game over for real for King Candy]].
** King Candy recognizes Ralph when no-one else from ''Sugar Rush'' does, though Ralph doesn't know him in turn. [[spoiler:This is because King Candy is really Turbo, whose game came out around the same time as Ralph's. Not to mention, the two games were ''neighbors'']].
** Even for ''Sugar Rush'', [[spoiler:King Candy's cart is very feminine]].
** If you look closely, you can see that [[spoiler:King Candy's coattails look like a beetle shell]].
** Combining this with ThemeSongReveal, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0yoKG8Fn0 this]] is Vanellope's theme, not played alone through most of the movie. [[spoiler:In parts, it cuts an 8-bit-esque, "princessy" theme that was presumably original to "Sugar Rush"]].
** During the Turbo exposition scene, you may well notice that [[spoiler:Turbo's voice is the same as King Candy's]].

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** The second time Ralph and King Candy meet, Ralph is in a bad mood and tries several times to hit him. King Candy is genuinely afraid of Ralph and keeps dodging and avoiding his attacks, [[spoiler:not not just because he's a wimp, but because King Candy is outside his own game so if Ralph succeeded in striking him down, it would be game over for real for King Candy]].
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** King Candy recognizes Ralph when no-one else from ''Sugar Rush'' does, though Ralph doesn't know him in turn. [[spoiler:This This is because King Candy is really Turbo, whose game came out around the same time as Ralph's. Not to mention, the two games were ''neighbors'']].
''neighbors''.
** Even for ''Sugar Rush'', [[spoiler:King King Candy's cart is very feminine]].
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** If you look closely, you can see that [[spoiler:King King Candy's coattails look like a beetle shell]].
shell.
** Combining this with ThemeSongReveal, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0yoKG8Fn0 this]] is Vanellope's theme, not played alone through most of the movie. [[spoiler:In In parts, it cuts an 8-bit-esque, "princessy" theme that was presumably original to "Sugar Rush"]].
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** During the Turbo exposition scene, you may well notice that [[spoiler:Turbo's Turbo's voice is the same as King Candy's]].Candy's.



** After Vanellope uses the medal she stole from Ralph, he arrives in the scene and wreaks havoc. Vanellope ultimately hides in King Candy's car. While everyone has their attention on Ralph, she runs and passes by Crumbelina's car. [[spoiler:The former is her original car, while the latter is the one she'll use to rescue Ralph at the climax]].
** The Cy-Bug that Ralph accidentally brought to Sugar Rush is seen multiple times hinting that it might be important. [[spoiler:It is the same one that merges with King Candy]].
** Vanellope seems barely able to drive at first, but once she manages to do a full lap on her practice track, her skill level suddenly goes ''way'' up, demonstrated by the way she executes a perfect turn-into-the-skid "drift" move on her way up to the ramp -- a hint that [[spoiler:she really is a coded racer character, not just a glitch that ''wants'' to be one.]]
** The horn on King Candy's kart [[spoiler:(which actually belongs to Vanellope)]] plays the first few notes of "Hail to the Chief," hinting at [[spoiler:Vanellope's eventual decision to be a president rather than a princess]].

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** After Vanellope uses the medal she stole from Ralph, he arrives in the scene and wreaks havoc. Vanellope ultimately hides in King Candy's car. While everyone has their attention on Ralph, she runs and passes by Crumbelina's car. [[spoiler:The The former is her original car, while the latter is the one she'll use to rescue Ralph at the climax]].
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** The Cy-Bug that Ralph accidentally brought to Sugar Rush is seen multiple times hinting that it might be important. [[spoiler:It It is the same one that merges with King Candy]].
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** Vanellope seems barely able to drive at first, but once she manages to do a full lap on her practice track, her skill level suddenly goes ''way'' up, demonstrated by the way she executes a perfect turn-into-the-skid "drift" move on her way up to the ramp -- a hint that [[spoiler:she she really is a coded racer character, not just a glitch that ''wants'' to be one.]]
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** The horn on King Candy's kart [[spoiler:(which (which actually belongs to Vanellope)]] Vanellope) plays the first few notes of "Hail to the Chief," hinting at [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's eventual decision to be a president rather than a princess]].princess.



* ForYourOwnGood: King Candy's explanation to Ralph for his doing everything in his power to stop Vanellope from racing -- if she wins and joins the roster, the players will see her glitching, think the game is broken, and it will be unplugged. Since glitches can't leave their own game, Vanellope will be trapped inside when the game is unplugged, and King Candy doesn't want her to die like that. Ralph uses the phrase after this conversation right before he [[spoiler:smashes the cart he and Vanellope made together to keep her from racing. Ralph means it. [[BigBad King Candy]] didn't]].

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* ForYourOwnGood: King Candy's explanation to Ralph for his doing everything in his power to stop Vanellope from racing -- if she wins and joins the roster, the players will see her glitching, think the game is broken, and it will be unplugged. Since glitches can't leave their own game, Vanellope will be trapped inside when the game is unplugged, and King Candy doesn't want her to die like that. Ralph uses the phrase after this conversation right before he [[spoiler:smashes smashes the cart he and Vanellope made together to keep her from racing. Ralph means it. [[BigBad King Candy]] didn't]].didn't.



** There are two others that if one pays close enough attention, [[spoiler:and/or remembers what Vanellope looks like from the trailer]].

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** There are two others that if one pays close enough attention, [[spoiler:and/or and/or remembers what Vanellope looks like from the trailer]].trailer.



*** The second is when Moppet Girl [[spoiler:is reading the lit-up Sugar Rush placard]], if you pause it when you see [[spoiler:Taffyta standing in front of her kart, look at the tiny images beside her, more specifically the racer at the left of the top row (closest to Taffyta)]].
* AFriendInNeed: When Ralph realizes [[spoiler:that Vanellope's more than a glitch with a DreamCrushingHandicap, he rushes back to ''Sugar Rush'' to help her.]]

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*** The second is when Moppet Girl [[spoiler:is is reading the lit-up Sugar Rush placard]], placard, if you pause it when you see [[spoiler:Taffyta Taffyta standing in front of her kart, look at the tiny images beside her, more specifically the racer at the left of the top row (closest to Taffyta)]].
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* AFriendInNeed: When Ralph realizes [[spoiler:that that Vanellope's more than a glitch with a DreamCrushingHandicap, he rushes back to ''Sugar Rush'' to help her.]] her.



** Averted with the Niceland penthouse; it has a fully stocked bar and the residents are frequently seen drinking martinis. [[spoiler:Gene is drinking one when Ralph returns to his game with the medal]].

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** Averted with the Niceland penthouse; it has a fully stocked bar and the residents are frequently seen drinking martinis. [[spoiler:Gene Gene is drinking one when Ralph returns to his game with the medal]].medal.



* FusionDance: [[spoiler:What happens when King Candy is eaten by a Cy-Bug in the climax -- a Cy-Bug formatted to look and act like King Candy]].

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* FusionDance: [[spoiler:What What happens when King Candy is eaten by a Cy-Bug in the climax -- a Cy-Bug formatted to look and act like King Candy]].Candy.



* GameChanger: Ralph is convinced that it's pointless to continue helping Vanellope, as he feels any further assistance will doom her home game of ''Sugar Rush''. [[spoiler:Until Ralph notices official artwork of Vanellope on the side of the game cabinet and returns to ''Sugar Rush'', now determined to get answers as to what's going on with Vanellope. Indeed, this new information ultimately leads to bringing down Turbo's horrid reign in ''Sugar Rush'']].
* GamerChick: Moppet Girl, that young blonde girl in the arcade, plays ''Hero's Duty'' and ''Fix-It Felix Jr''. Ironically, she is prevented from playing ''Sugar Rush'', which seems to be marketed towards girls, because two boys are hogging it. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:she finally gets to play it and uses Vanellope as her avatar.]]

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* GameChanger: Ralph is convinced that it's pointless to continue helping Vanellope, as he feels any further assistance will doom her home game of ''Sugar Rush''. [[spoiler:Until Until Ralph notices official artwork of Vanellope on the side of the game cabinet and returns to ''Sugar Rush'', now determined to get answers as to what's going on with Vanellope. Indeed, this new information ultimately leads to bringing down Turbo's horrid reign in ''Sugar Rush'']].
Rush''.
* GamerChick: Moppet Girl, that young blonde girl in the arcade, plays ''Hero's Duty'' and ''Fix-It Felix Jr''. Ironically, she is prevented from playing ''Sugar Rush'', which seems to be marketed towards girls, because two boys are hogging it. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:she she finally gets to play it and uses Vanellope as her avatar.]]



* GenkiGirl: Vanellope, who can snap from calm and snarky one moment to literally bouncing off the walls as if on a sugar high [[spoiler:while teleporting all over the place]] and cheering at the top of her lungs when happy or excited... though it's worth noting that the events of the movie are likely the first times she's had something to be excited about in a long time.

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* GenkiGirl: Vanellope, who can snap from calm and snarky one moment to literally bouncing off the walls as if on a sugar high [[spoiler:while while teleporting all over the place]] place and cheering at the top of her lungs when happy or excited... though it's worth noting that the events of the movie are likely the first times she's had something to be excited about in a long time.



* GenreThrowback: In-universe: after the events of the movie, [[spoiler:''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' becomes a popular arcade game again, thanks to all the decommissioned arcade characters (like VideoGame/QBert) it now hosts, all of whom participate in gameplay and in bonus levels. Ralph says players love it for "being retro", which he figures means something like "old, but cool"]].

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* GenreThrowback: In-universe: after the events of the movie, [[spoiler:''Fix-It ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' becomes a popular arcade game again, thanks to all the decommissioned arcade characters (like VideoGame/QBert) it now hosts, all of whom participate in gameplay and in bonus levels. Ralph says players love it for "being retro", which he figures means something like "old, but cool"]].cool".



* GlamourFailure: Vanellope's glitch [[spoiler:spreading over King Candy causes him to revert to his true appearance of Turbo]].
* GoIntoTheLight: The Cy-Bugs are programmed to be drawn to the beacon whenever ''Hero's Duty'' resets, in a manner [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything very reminiscent of]] bugs being drawn to a bug-zapper. PlayedForLaughs [[spoiler:at first... then very much PlayedForDrama during the climax. Also Virus!!King Candy[=/=]Turbo's last words]].

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* GlamourFailure: Vanellope's glitch [[spoiler:spreading spreading over King Candy causes him to revert to his true appearance of Turbo]].
Turbo.
* GoIntoTheLight: The Cy-Bugs are programmed to be drawn to the beacon whenever ''Hero's Duty'' resets, in a manner [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything very reminiscent of]] bugs being drawn to a bug-zapper. PlayedForLaughs [[spoiler:at at first... then very much PlayedForDrama during the climax. Also Virus!!King Candy[=/=]Turbo's last words]].words.



* GoodBadBug: [[spoiler:In-universe example. Vanellope eventually learns to use her glitching as a teleport. In the ending, Ralph says the players love it]].

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* GoodBadBug: [[spoiler:In-universe In-universe example. Vanellope eventually learns to use her glitching as a teleport. In the ending, Ralph says the players love it]].it.



** Played straight with [[spoiler:Turbo]], though he comes back later.

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** Played straight with [[spoiler:Turbo]], Turbo, though he comes back later.



* GreenEyedMonster: The reason why going Turbo is a bad thing (besides the fact a character in a game that is not their own will not regenerate upon death) is that Turbo, a protagonist of his own racing game, was upset at the attention ''Roadblasters'' was stealing from him. He decided to enter that game, which caused glitches and got both games decommissioned. [[spoiler:Turbo still hasn't learned from his lesson as King Candy]].
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Most of the cast have grown beyond simply playing their roles in their games. Even Surge Protector [[spoiler:is revealed to be a graffiti artist]]. It is averted with the Cy-Bugs, whose hard-coded imperative to GoIntoTheLight cannot be overcome [[spoiler:even by King Candy/Turbo]].

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* GreenEyedMonster: The reason why going Turbo is a bad thing (besides the fact a character in a game that is not their own will not regenerate upon death) is that Turbo, a protagonist of his own racing game, was upset at the attention ''Roadblasters'' was stealing from him. He decided to enter that game, which caused glitches and got both games decommissioned. [[spoiler:Turbo Turbo still hasn't learned from his lesson as King Candy]].
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* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: Most of the cast have grown beyond simply playing their roles in their games. Even Surge Protector [[spoiler:is is revealed to be a graffiti artist]]. artist. It is averted with the Cy-Bugs, whose hard-coded imperative to GoIntoTheLight cannot be overcome [[spoiler:even even by King Candy/Turbo]].Candy/Turbo.



** [[spoiler:There's another example that actually sticks, unlike the Zangief example: when King Candy a.k.a. Turbo Racer's manipulations of ''Sugar Rush'''s code are fixed, the other racers all get their memories back... including the memory of Vanellope von Schweetz being ''their true ruler'', and thus they realize that their jackass behavior to Vanellope earlier was completely inexcusable. They all quickly apologize and admit what heels they were]].

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** [[spoiler:There's There's another example that actually sticks, unlike the Zangief example: when King Candy a.k.a. Turbo Racer's manipulations of ''Sugar Rush'''s code are fixed, the other racers all get their memories back... including the memory of Vanellope von Schweetz being ''their true ruler'', and thus they realize that their jackass behavior to Vanellope earlier was completely inexcusable. They all quickly apologize and admit what heels they were]].were.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Ralph fully intended to go down with all the Mentos into the molten hot diet cola. [[DefiedTrope Vanellope, in full control of her glitching, had none of that]]]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Turbo]]:''' It's GameOver for the both of you.\\
'''[[spoiler:Ralph]]:''' [[LittleNo No]]. Just for me.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph fully intended to go down with all the Mentos into the molten hot diet cola. [[DefiedTrope Vanellope, in full control of her glitching, had none of that]]]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Turbo]]:'''
that]].
-->'''Turbo:'''
It's GameOver for the both of you.\\
'''[[spoiler:Ralph]]:''' '''Ralph:''' [[LittleNo No]]. Just for me.



* HollywoodHacking: The ''Sugar Rush'' game code that King Candy manipulates is a gorgeous example where he interacts with icons in a glowing energy sphere thing..[[spoiler:Turbo]] is quite the programmer for an old 8-bit game character. Though he's had [[spoiler:30 years]] of experience.

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* HollywoodHacking: The ''Sugar Rush'' game code that King Candy manipulates is a gorgeous example where he interacts with icons in a glowing energy sphere thing..[[spoiler:Turbo]] Turbo is quite the programmer for an old 8-bit game character. Though he's had [[spoiler:30 years]] 30 years of experience.



** Another example is [[spoiler:Ralph's anger at Vanellope for stealing his medal. You know, the one he himself ''stole''?]]
** King Candy asking Ralph if he's "going Turbo", since [[spoiler:that's what he himself did when he ''was'' Turbo]].

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** Another example is [[spoiler:Ralph's Ralph's anger at Vanellope for stealing his medal. You know, the one he himself ''stole''?]]
''stole''?
** King Candy asking Ralph if he's "going Turbo", since [[spoiler:that's that's what he himself did when he ''was'' Turbo]].Turbo.



* IDidWhatIHadToDo: King Candy explains that he cannot allow Vanellope to race and get onto the roster, as her glitchy nature would put the game at risk of being unplugged [[spoiler:and kill her in the process. Though it turns out that this is largely a fabrication]].

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* IDidWhatIHadToDo: King Candy explains that he cannot allow Vanellope to race and get onto the roster, as her glitchy nature would put the game at risk of being unplugged [[spoiler:and and kill her in the process. Though it turns out that this is largely a fabrication]].fabrication.



* ILetGwenStacyDie: Calhoun's backstory was that her fiancé was eaten by a Cy-Bug on their wedding day after she forgot to do a perimeter check. This ends up being much sillier than it sounds, as the bug comes out of nowhere, and she immediately pulls out a giant minigun from under her dress and starts shooting, screaming in terror. [[spoiler:She learned from her mistake, as seen during her wedding to Felix]].

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* ILetGwenStacyDie: Calhoun's backstory was that her fiancé was eaten by a Cy-Bug on their wedding day after she forgot to do a perimeter check. This ends up being much sillier than it sounds, as the bug comes out of nowhere, and she immediately pulls out a giant minigun from under her dress and starts shooting, screaming in terror. [[spoiler:She She learned from her mistake, as seen during her wedding to Felix]].Felix.



** King Candy's palace isn't pink, it's ''salmon''. [[spoiler:This hints/foreshadows at the fact that he's a lying liar who lies]].

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** King Candy's palace isn't pink, it's ''salmon''. [[spoiler:This This hints/foreshadows at the fact that he's a lying liar who lies]].the castle isn't technically his.



* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: A refreshing aversion. There are those who see Vanellope's glitching as equivalent to a disability (she even calls it "pixlexsia".) However, she's also a well-developed character and accepts her glitch without Narm. In fact, she ultimately [[spoiler:incorporates the glitch-teleport into her post-reset code since it has become part of her identity, and also because she turned it into a really cool superpower.]]
* InstantExpert: Vanellope picks up race driving with astonishing speed. [[spoiler:Justified, as she was coded to be a racer, but was forced to forget how. When she says "racing is in my code", she's actually on to something]].

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: A refreshing aversion. There are those who see Vanellope's glitching as equivalent to a disability (she even calls it "pixlexsia".) However, she's also a well-developed character and accepts her glitch without Narm. In fact, she ultimately [[spoiler:incorporates incorporates the glitch-teleport into her post-reset code since it has become part of her identity, and also because she turned it into a really cool superpower.]]
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* InstantExpert: Vanellope picks up race driving with astonishing speed. [[spoiler:Justified, Justified, as she was coded to be a racer, but was forced to forget how. When she says "racing is in my code", she's actually on to something]].something.



* IronicEcho: "Have some candy!" [[spoiler:First it is King Candy giving his subjects literal candy, then it becomes a PreAsskickingOneLiner during a race and then it becomes lethal when he fights Ralph in the climax.]]

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* IronicEcho: "Have some candy!" [[spoiler:First First it is King Candy giving his subjects literal candy, then it becomes a PreAsskickingOneLiner during a race and then it becomes lethal when he fights Ralph in the climax.]]



** [[spoiler:Turbo/King Candy's motivation is hogging attention to the point that both his and the other game are unplugged]].

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** [[spoiler:Turbo/King Turbo/King Candy's motivation is hogging attention to the point that both his and the other game are unplugged]].unplugged.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Ralph putting Sour Bill in his mouth if he doesn't tell him [[spoiler:King Candy's real plans]]:

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* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Ralph putting Sour Bill in his mouth if he doesn't tell him [[spoiler:King Candy's real plans]]:the truth behind ''Sugar Rush'':



** Ralph and Felix do this [[spoiler:when King Candy [[TheReveal is revealed]] to be Turbo]].

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** Ralph and Felix do this [[spoiler:when when King Candy [[TheReveal is revealed]] to be Turbo]].Turbo.



** Played with. King Candy's reasons for preventing Vanellope from racing are legitimate -- if people think the game is glitchy, the game will be unplugged. Van being a glitch, she won't be able to escape to Game Central Station like the rest meaning she'll die. [[spoiler:Of course, while the sentiment is true (no-one wants a glitchy game, she can't escape and would die, etc.), King Candy has ulterior motives and reasons for stopping her since it would unravel his [[LongGame long con]], and he is the reason she is a glitch, instead of himself. Her glitching ultimately turns out to be a (possibly intentional) GoodBadBug]].
** Also, Mayor Gene delivers a lengthy and hurtful [[WhatTheHellHero guilt trip]] to Ralph [[spoiler:after Ralph returns to ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' to find the game evacuated and soon to be unplugged]]. While Gene was the ringleader and most obnoxious of the Nicelanders who dismissed and ostracized Ralph (causing him to leave in the first place), him calling Ralph out on his selfishness and the shortsightedness of his actions is not only accurate, but it quite likely cuts deeper and hammers in his failure more coming from an antagonistic character like Gene than it would have coming from a consummate good guy like Felix.
** Ralph, for his part, may be destructive and have a bad temper, which resulted in him inadvertently ruining the anniversary party and abandoning the game to prove his detractors wrong, but he also has plenty reason to be upset. He's been shunned and has lived in the dump for thirty years, and the Nicelanders and Felix never even bothered to ask him how he feels or help out. The destruction isn't nearly as bad as it seems either, since [[DeathIsCheap dead characters regenerate instantly]] and damage can be [[MrFixIt fixed with a magic hammer in seconds]]. Admittedly, the Nicelanders may have had a point in banning him from this ''specific'' party, since characters from ''other games'' [[DeaderThanDead don't regenerate]], but the fact that Ralph has never even eaten cake ''at all'' indicates that they've done nothing but ostracize him, which leaves them with no excuse. [[spoiler:So it makes sense that at the end of the film every one of these issues have to be addressed by Felix and the Nicelanders.]]

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** Played with. King Candy's reasons for preventing Vanellope from racing are legitimate -- if people think the game is glitchy, the game will be unplugged. Van being a glitch, she won't be able to escape to Game Central Station like the rest meaning she'll die. [[spoiler:Of Of course, while the sentiment is true (no-one wants a glitchy game, she can't escape and would die, etc.), King Candy has ulterior motives and reasons for stopping her since it would unravel his [[LongGame long con]], and he is the reason she is a glitch, instead of himself. Her glitching ultimately turns out to be a (possibly intentional) GoodBadBug]].
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** Also, Mayor Gene delivers a lengthy and hurtful [[WhatTheHellHero guilt trip]] to Ralph [[spoiler:after after Ralph returns to ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' to find the game evacuated and soon to be unplugged]].unplugged. While Gene was the ringleader and most obnoxious of the Nicelanders who dismissed and ostracized Ralph (causing him to leave in the first place), him calling Ralph out on his selfishness and the shortsightedness of his actions is not only accurate, but it quite likely cuts deeper and hammers in his failure more coming from an antagonistic character like Gene than it would have coming from a consummate good guy like Felix.
** Ralph, for his part, may be destructive and have a bad temper, which resulted in him inadvertently ruining the anniversary party and abandoning the game to prove his detractors wrong, but he also has plenty reason to be upset. He's been shunned and has lived in the dump for thirty years, and the Nicelanders and Felix never even bothered to ask him how he feels or help out. The destruction isn't nearly as bad as it seems either, since [[DeathIsCheap dead characters regenerate instantly]] and damage can be [[MrFixIt fixed with a magic hammer in seconds]]. Admittedly, the Nicelanders may have had a point in banning him from this ''specific'' party, since characters from ''other games'' [[DeaderThanDead don't regenerate]], but the fact that Ralph has never even eaten cake ''at all'' indicates that they've done nothing but ostracize him, which leaves them with no excuse. [[spoiler:So So it makes sense that at the end of the film every one of these issues have to be addressed by Felix and the Nicelanders.]]



* JustTheFirstCitizen: [[spoiler:Vanellope]] ends up as this, after renouncing the throne and crown and settling for "president" instead.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo, who has called himself a boss thanks to the power-up his OneWingedAngel Cy-Bug provides, dies because of the very thing he thought would help him win and continue his mad spree of game-hopping/conquering: Sure, he became one with a virus... a virus programmed to be [[GoIntoTheLight drawn into the destructive beacon]]. So he's dragged into it, unable to escape... and [[AndIMustScream fully aware the whole time]]]].

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* JustTheFirstCitizen: [[spoiler:Vanellope]] Vanellope ends up as this, after renouncing the throne and crown and settling for "president" instead.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:King King Candy/Turbo, who has called himself a boss thanks to the power-up his OneWingedAngel Cy-Bug provides, dies because of the very thing he thought would help him win and continue his mad spree of game-hopping/conquering: Sure, he became one with a virus... a virus programmed to be [[GoIntoTheLight drawn into the destructive beacon]]. So he's dragged into it, unable to escape... and [[AndIMustScream fully aware the whole time]]]].time]].



* KidsAreCruel: The racers in ''Sugar Rush'' are just plain ''beastly'' to Vanellope, who acts like a jerk to Ralph (initially). However, this example is more complicated than most, as [[spoiler:the other racers' cruelty wasn't really their doing; King Candy/Turbo messed with their programming code so they forgot who Vanellope was. They're ''very'' sorry when they find out.]]

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* KidsAreCruel: The racers in ''Sugar Rush'' are just plain ''beastly'' to Vanellope, who acts like a jerk to Ralph (initially). However, this example is more complicated than most, as [[spoiler:the the other racers' cruelty wasn't really their doing; King Candy/Turbo messed with their programming code so they forgot who Vanellope was. They're ''very'' sorry when they find out.]]



--->'''Sonic:''' If you die outside your own game, you won't regenerate. ''Ever''. Game Over.
** This lends weight to the characters' actions through most of the film, as they spend the majority of it in ''Sugar Rush'', where only Vanellope is a native. [[spoiler:It finally happens to King Candy/Turbo, himself an immigrant to ''Sugar Rush'', when he gets sucked into a cola/Mentos eruption by the programming of the Cy-Bug he's merged with]].
** This will also happen, along with a full-on Apocalypse, to whoever didn't make it out when the game's plug is pulled. [[spoiler:This becomes a plot point ''twice'' because Vanellope cannot leave due to her glitch status]].

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--->'''Sonic:''' If you die outside your own game, you won't regenerate. ''Ever''. Game Over.
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** [[ChekhovsClassroom This lends weight to the characters' actions through most of the film, film]], as they spend the majority of it in ''Sugar Rush'', where only Vanellope is a native. [[spoiler:It It finally happens to King Candy/Turbo, himself an immigrant to ''Sugar Rush'', when he gets sucked into a cola/Mentos eruption by the programming of the Cy-Bug he's merged with]].
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** This will also happen, along with a full-on Apocalypse, to whoever didn't make it out when the game's plug is pulled. [[spoiler:This This becomes a plot point ''twice'' because Vanellope cannot leave due to her glitch status]].status.



* KingMook: King Cy-Bug, a.k.a. [[spoiler:what happens when a Cy-Bug ate King Candy]].

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* KingMook: King Cy-Bug, a.k.a. [[spoiler:what what happens when a Cy-Bug ate King Candy]].Candy.



* KneelBeforeFrodo: The other racers are quick to humble themselves after [[spoiler:they remember that Vanellope was their princess]].

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* KneelBeforeFrodo: The other racers are quick to humble themselves after [[spoiler:they they remember that Vanellope was their princess]].princess.



* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: An interesting and actually plot-critical example: [[spoiler:Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is actually the ''true'' ruler of Sugar Rush]].

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* LadyNotAppearingInThisGame: An interesting and actually plot-critical example: [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope is featured prominently in the ''Sugar Rush'' cabinet art despite that she's supposedly a glitch and allegedly not supposed to even be in the game. This is what clues Ralph in that King Candy's hiding something and ultimately leads to the latter's plan derailing. In the end it actually proves to be a hint to an even bigger reveal: that Vanellope is actually the ''true'' ruler of Sugar Rush]].Rush.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:King Candy tampered with the code in ''Sugar Rush'' so that no one would remember who Vanellope was by locking everyone's memories up in a chest. Only Sour Bill knows of this incident, which he tells Ralph, but not even he remembers Vanellope's true identity]].
* LaserSight: During her programmed backstory, a bug crashed through the window of the [[ChurchOfSaintGenericus church]] on Calhoun's wedding and ate her to-be husband. When she marries [[spoiler:Felix]] in an identical church, there's dozens of Red Dots on the window from the rifles of all of Calhoun's guests making sure nothing like that happens again.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:King King Candy tampered with the code in ''Sugar Rush'' so that no one would remember who Vanellope was by locking everyone's memories up in a chest. Only Sour Bill knows of this incident, which he tells Ralph, but not even he remembers Vanellope's true identity]].
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* LaserSight: During her programmed backstory, a bug crashed through the window of the [[ChurchOfSaintGenericus church]] on Calhoun's wedding and ate her to-be husband. When she marries [[spoiler:Felix]] Felix in an identical church, there's dozens of Red Dots on the window from the rifles of all of Calhoun's guests making sure nothing like that happens again.



** [[spoiler:Turbo has a theme of his own -- a very dark version of the first few notes of his old arcade game ''Turbo Time''[='s=] theme]]. However, it is limited to very specific scenes due to him not appearing much in the movie, [[spoiler:as himself anyway]]. It's most prominent in the climax.

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** [[spoiler:Turbo Turbo has a theme of his own -- a very dark version of the first few notes of his old arcade game ''Turbo Time''[='s=] theme]]. However, it is limited to very specific scenes due to him not appearing much in the movie, [[spoiler:as as himself anyway]].anyway. It's most prominent in the climax.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIT8FK_50Vs Ralph's theme]] is the most blatant, playing as the title of the movie comes up and prominently throughout the following scene. It tends to appear in more sentimental moments, including his attempted [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]].
** King Candy has a theme as well, a song [[spoiler:that's actually a version of the ''Turbo Time'' version with a bar removed on every chord]], possibly inspired by ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. [[spoiler:Since King Candy is actually an alias of Turbo, he has two letimotifs]].

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIT8FK_50Vs Ralph's theme]] is the most blatant, playing as the title of the movie comes up and prominently throughout the following scene. It tends to appear in more sentimental moments, including his attempted [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]].
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** King Candy has a theme as well, a song [[spoiler:that's that's actually a version of the ''Turbo Time'' version with a bar removed on every chord]], chord, possibly inspired by ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. [[spoiler:Since Since King Candy is actually an alias of Turbo, he has two letimotifs]].letimotifs.



** Ralph has a rather impressive running speed for someone his size, and is capable of punching things [[RapidFireFisticuffs so fast that his arms blur]], and he's able to pulverize stone into dust in less than a second. He does this in one scene to make a bed out of the bricks in the dump, and later to [[spoiler:make a training race course for Vanellope]].
** In the climax, [[spoiler:King Candy in his Cy-Bug form, despite being over twenty feet tall (and strong enough to toss Ralph around like a rag doll), can still move pretty damn fast]].

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** Ralph has a rather impressive running speed for someone his size, and is capable of punching things [[RapidFireFisticuffs so fast that his arms blur]], and he's able to pulverize stone into dust in less than a second. He does this in one scene to make a bed out of the bricks in the dump, and later to [[spoiler:make make a training race course for Vanellope]].
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** In the climax, [[spoiler:King King Candy in his Cy-Bug form, despite being over twenty feet tall (and strong enough to toss Ralph around like a rag doll), can still move pretty damn fast]].fast.



** [[spoiler:The Disney logo used in TheStinger is a KillScreen variation]].

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** [[spoiler:The The Disney logo used in TheStinger is a KillScreen variation]].variation.



* MacGuffin: The ''Hero's Duty'' Medal is the initial catalyst to the movie's plot and possession of it drives a significant chunk of the conflict. [[spoiler:It represents Ralph's shallow wish for fulfillment of his desires, but ultimately proves to be an illusion, a lie which causes great damage to be done both to Ralph's own game and to all the games he's visited. It is only after Ralph rejects that lie (i.e. throwing it against the game screen) that he discovers King Candy's deception (the "Out Of Order" sign taped on the other side of the screen falls off and reveals Vanellope is on the side of the Sugar Rush cabinet. At this point, it ceases to be relevant and is never seen again.]]) and the way to correct his mistakes and become the person he truly wants to be.
* MadeOfIndestructium: Vanellope claims that the jawbreakers found in ''Sugar Rush'' are this, so she's quite impressed ([[EurekaMoment and inspired]]) when [[spoiler:Ralph manages to split one in half; if he can break that, an armored vault door would be no match for him!]]

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* MacGuffin: The ''Hero's Duty'' Medal is the initial catalyst to the movie's plot and possession of it drives a significant chunk of the conflict. [[spoiler:It It represents Ralph's shallow wish for fulfillment of his desires, but ultimately proves to be an illusion, a lie which causes great damage to be done both to Ralph's own game and to all the games he's visited. It is only after Ralph rejects that lie (i.e. throwing it against the game screen) that he discovers King Candy's deception (the "Out Of Order" sign taped on the other side of the screen falls off and reveals Vanellope is on the side of the Sugar Rush cabinet. At this point, it ceases to be relevant and is never seen again.]]) ) and the way to correct his mistakes and become the person he truly wants to be.
* MadeOfIndestructium: Vanellope claims that the jawbreakers found in ''Sugar Rush'' are this, so she's quite impressed ([[EurekaMoment and inspired]]) when [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph manages to split one in half; if he can break that, an armored vault door would be no match for him!]]him!



* MeaningfulEcho: See the Bad Anon Affirmation; [[spoiler:Ralph recites it in the climax because he has come to believe it.]]

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* MeaningfulEcho: See the Bad Anon Affirmation; [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph recites it in the climax because he has come to believe it.]]



** King Candy is the ruler of ''Sugar Rush'' a candy-themed environment. [[spoiler:He's actually Turbo.]]
** Vanellope Von Schweetz: Both names are a play on types of candy [[spoiler:as well as Foreshadowing that she's actually of royalty and the rightful ruler of ''Sugar Rush''.]]

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** King Candy is the ruler of ''Sugar Rush'' a candy-themed environment. [[spoiler:He's He's actually Turbo.]]
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** Vanellope Von Schweetz: Both names are a play on types of candy [[spoiler:as as well as Foreshadowing that she's actually of royalty and the rightful ruler of ''Sugar Rush''.]]



* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Ralph manages to avoid destroying any worlds, but it's a very close thing. [[spoiler:Especially after bringing that Cy-Bug into ''Sugar Rush''.]]

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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: Ralph manages to avoid destroying any worlds, but it's a very close thing. [[spoiler:Especially Especially after bringing that Cy-Bug into ''Sugar Rush''.]]



* MindControlEyes: When the beacon is lit, the Cy-Bug's [[spoiler:and Virus King Candy's]] eyes change from green to blue.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: It's not entirely clear who is in control after [[spoiler:Turbo is eaten and assimilated by a Cy-Bug... his personality and mannerisms remain intact, but he can't resist the hypnotic call of a gigantic light beacon -- in this case a fiery volcano eruption -- which spells his ultimate doom]].

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* MindControlEyes: When the beacon is lit, the Cy-Bug's [[spoiler:and and Virus King Candy's]] Candy's eyes change from green to blue.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: It's not entirely clear who is in control after [[spoiler:Turbo Turbo is eaten and assimilated by a Cy-Bug... his personality and mannerisms remain intact, but he can't resist the hypnotic call of a gigantic light beacon -- in this case a fiery volcano eruption -- which spells his ultimate doom]].doom.



* MoralDissonance: Vanellope's lack of caring if her "glitching" [[spoiler:gets Sugar Rush unplugged if she races as this]]. It could follow this was a knee-jerk reaction to [[spoiler:a) getting that close to living her dream as a racer, and b) feeling that Ralph double-crossed her for talking with King Candy]].

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* MoralDissonance: Vanellope's lack of caring if her "glitching" [[spoiler:gets gets Sugar Rush unplugged if she races as this]]. this. It could follow this was a knee-jerk reaction to [[spoiler:a) a) getting that close to living her dream as a racer, and b) feeling that Ralph double-crossed her for talking with King Candy]].Candy.



** [[spoiler:When the characters of ''Sugar Rush'' realize who Vanellope really is, everyone panics, especially the other racers. Of course, they never realized the truth since their code had been manipulated by King Candy/Turbo]].
** Ralph gets this threefold, first for [[spoiler:crushing Vanellope's car into bits]] (even though he believes it is for the greater good, it's obvious he still feels this after the deed is done), seeing what his actions have wrought to his own game for running off, and finally when he realizes [[spoiler:the Cy-Bug invasion of ''Sugar Rush'' was his fault]].
** Another character as well -- [[spoiler:while Felix is upset with Ralph only because the latter game-jumped, he didn't realize just how badly the others in ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' treated Ralph until Ralph compared said treatment with the treatment Felix got in prison]]. In this case, though, it was [[spoiler:more guilt for not stopping others from treating Ralph badly, rather than Felix feeling bad for his own treatment of Ralph, who he at least tried to treat fairly, his reluctance owed to the Nicelanders' fear and loathing of Ralph]].

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** [[spoiler:When **When the characters of ''Sugar Rush'' realize who Vanellope really is, everyone panics, especially the other racers. Of course, they never realized the truth since their code had been manipulated by King Candy/Turbo]].
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** Ralph gets this threefold, first for [[spoiler:crushing crushing Vanellope's car into bits]] bits (even though he believes it is for the greater good, it's obvious he still feels this after the deed is done), seeing what his actions have wrought to his own game for running off, and finally when he realizes [[spoiler:the the Cy-Bug invasion of ''Sugar Rush'' was his fault]].
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** Another character as well -- [[spoiler:while while Felix is upset with Ralph only because the latter game-jumped, he didn't realize just how badly the others in ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' treated Ralph until Ralph compared said treatment with the treatment Felix got in prison]]. prison. In this case, though, it was [[spoiler:more more guilt for not stopping others from treating Ralph badly, rather than Felix feeling bad for his own treatment of Ralph, who he at least tried to treat fairly, his reluctance owed to the Nicelanders' fear and loathing of Ralph]].Ralph.



* NeverSayDie: Averted in the original as [[spoiler:King Candy]] uses both "kill" and "die" in the climax. However in some dubs, like the Norwegian, his lines were changed from "[[spoiler:...it'd be more fun to]] kill [[spoiler:you]]" and "[[spoiler:Let's watch her]] die [[spoiler:together, shall we?]]" to "[[spoiler:...it'd be more fun to]] get rid of [[spoiler:you]]" and "[[spoiler:Let's watch her]] disappear [[spoiler:together]]."

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* NeverSayDie: Averted in the original as [[spoiler:King Candy]] King Candy uses both "kill" and "die" in the climax. However in some dubs, like the Norwegian, his lines were changed from "[[spoiler:..."...it'd be more fun to]] to kill [[spoiler:you]]" you" and "[[spoiler:Let's "Let's watch her]] her die [[spoiler:together, together, shall we?]]" we?" to "[[spoiler:..."...it'd be more fun to]] to get rid of [[spoiler:you]]" you" and "[[spoiler:Let's "Let's watch her]] her disappear [[spoiler:together]].together."



** King Candy, when he does not give Ralph back his medal when Ralph first meets him. Had King Candy just simply given Ralph his medal, then Ralph would have left the game and [[spoiler:he would have never been discovered as Turbo]].

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** King Candy, when he does not give Ralph back his medal when Ralph first meets him. Had King Candy just simply given Ralph his medal, then Ralph would have left the game and [[spoiler:he he would have never been discovered as Turbo]].Turbo.



** Another example, is the reveal of [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] attempting to have [[spoiler:Vanellope]] deleted through his hacking which subsequently resulted her in becoming a glitch. Thus giving her [[CursedWithAwesome new glitchy abilities]], [[spoiler:which she learns to control later on to her advantage]].

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** Another example, is the reveal of [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] King Candy/Turbo attempting to have [[spoiler:Vanellope]] Vanellope deleted through his hacking which subsequently resulted her in becoming a glitch. Thus giving her [[CursedWithAwesome new glitchy abilities]], [[spoiler:which which she learns to control later on to her advantage]].advantage.



* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Turbo/King Candy, when he starts glitching out while attacking Vanellope. His face flickers back and forth between his King Candy disguise, his rendered Turbo face, and his ''utterly terrifying'' skull-like 8-bit Turbo face, while red glitch lines flicker throughout his body. It doesn't help that some of the glitching reveals him in ''3D'' 8-bit, so his face looks like it's made up entirely of tiny ''blocks'', instead of just squares. Combined with his murderous expression, it's damn creepy]].

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* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Turbo/King Turbo/King Candy, when he starts glitching out while attacking Vanellope. His face flickers back and forth between his King Candy disguise, his rendered Turbo face, and his ''utterly terrifying'' skull-like 8-bit Turbo face, while red glitch lines flicker throughout his body. It doesn't help that some of the glitching reveals him in ''3D'' 8-bit, so his face looks like it's made up entirely of tiny ''blocks'', instead of just squares. Combined with his murderous expression, it's damn creepy]].creepy.



* NoYou: Ralph inverts this trope when he is about to [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself.]]]]
-->'''[[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]]:''' It's GameOver for both of you! ''[meaning Ralph and Vanellope]''\\
'''Ralph:''' No. Just me.

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* NoYou: Ralph inverts this trope when he is about to [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice himself.]]]]
-->'''[[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]]:'''
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-->'''King Candy/Turbo:'''
It's GameOver for both of you! ''[meaning Ralph and Vanellope]''\\
'''Ralph:''' No. Just for me.



** Inside ''Sugar Rush'', King Candy is a beady-eyed old man in a game of anime-eyed children and sentient candy. [[spoiler:This is the first visible clue that he isn't supposed to be there]].
* NoOntologicalInertia: Justified. Once Vanellope crosses the finish line and gets [[spoiler:transformed into a princess]], the land resets back to what it was before the Cy-Bugs [[FisherKing turned it into a wasteland]].
* NotGoodWithRejection: The plot of [[spoiler:Turbo]]'s backstory is him crashing a rival's game when it became more popular than his own.

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** Inside ''Sugar Rush'', King Candy is a beady-eyed old man in a game of anime-eyed children and sentient candy. [[spoiler:This This is the first visible clue that he isn't supposed to be there]].
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* NoOntologicalInertia: Justified. Once Vanellope crosses the finish line and gets [[spoiler:transformed transformed into a princess]], princess, the land resets back to what it was before the Cy-Bugs [[FisherKing turned it into a wasteland]].
* NotGoodWithRejection: The plot of [[spoiler:Turbo]]'s Turbo's backstory is him crashing a rival's game when it became more popular than his own.



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turbo and a Cy-Bug hide in ''Sugar Rush'' when others presume them to be dead. They come back in a big way later]].

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turbo Turbo and a Cy-Bug hide in ''Sugar Rush'' when others presume them to be dead. They come back in a big way later]].later.



* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Ralph was already having mixed feelings about [[spoiler:destroying the kart]], but Vanellope giving him a cookie medal that said "You're my hero" made it even more difficult. ''[[TearJerker Ouch.]]''

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* ObliviousGuiltSlinging: Ralph was already having mixed feelings about [[spoiler:destroying aboutdestroying the kart]], kart, but Vanellope giving him a cookie medal that said "You're my hero" made it even more difficult. ''[[TearJerker Ouch.]]''



* OddNameOut: Most of the ''Sugar Rush'' characters have cutesy and punny names, but then there's Candlehead...[[labelnote:Production note]]According to [[http://ai-love-it.tumblr.com/post/35238050858/minty-candles certain compelling evidence]], it seems that Candlehead was originally intended to be Minty Zaki... but for unknown reasons, the name was instead given to a sour-apple-candy themed racer ([[http://pumpkinfishes.tumblr.com/post/36016807329/time-for-a-sugar-rush-name-puzzle originally named "Emmareld"]]) at the last minute.[[/labelnote]] and, of course, King Candy's name is noticeably simple for a game where everyone else has bizarrely fanciful names. [[spoiler:Yet another clue to his true identity]].
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Felix and Calhoun marry in the epilogue.]]

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* OddNameOut: Most of the ''Sugar Rush'' characters have cutesy and punny names, but then there's Candlehead...[[labelnote:Production note]]According to [[http://ai-love-it.tumblr.com/post/35238050858/minty-candles certain compelling evidence]], it seems that Candlehead was originally intended to be Minty Zaki... but for unknown reasons, the name was instead given to a sour-apple-candy themed racer ([[http://pumpkinfishes.tumblr.com/post/36016807329/time-for-a-sugar-rush-name-puzzle originally named "Emmareld"]]) at the last minute.[[/labelnote]] and, of course, King Candy's name is noticeably simple for a game where everyone else has bizarrely fanciful names. [[spoiler:Yet Yet another clue to his true identity]].
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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Felix Felix and Calhoun marry in the epilogue.]]



** Ralph just before [[spoiler:a baby Cy-Bug attacks him and makes him launch himself out of an escape pod]]. Not to mention when he first sees the action in ''Hero's Duty''.
** Vanellope when she crashes her car into [[spoiler:stalactites made out of Mentos... in ''Diet Cola'' Mountain]].

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** Ralph just before [[spoiler:a beforea baby Cy-Bug attacks him and makes him launch himself out of an escape pod]].pod. Not to mention when he first sees the action in ''Hero's Duty''.
** Vanellope when she crashes her car into [[spoiler:stalactites stalactites made out of Mentos... in ''Diet Cola'' Mountain]].Mountain.



** Calhoun has a big one [[spoiler:when she finally finds the Cy-Bug nest]].

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** Calhoun has a big one [[spoiler:when when she finally finds the Cy-Bug nest]].nest.



** A smaller but just as pronounced one when [[spoiler:the Cy-Bug initially escapes. All she does is stare wide-eyed and run her hands through her hair, in one of the only times we see her scared in the entire movie]].
** [[spoiler:King Candy when he sees Vanellope racing alongside him. Considering we know his scheme at this point, it's justified]].
** Near the end, all the ''Sugar Rush'' Racers got one when [[spoiler:Princess (or rather, President) Vanellope joked that they were going to be executed]].

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** A smaller but just as pronounced one when [[spoiler:the the Cy-Bug initially escapes. All she does is stare wide-eyed and run her hands through her hair, in one of the only times we see her scared in the entire movie]].
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** [[spoiler:King King Candy when he sees Vanellope racing alongside him. Considering we know his scheme at this point, it's justified]].
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** Near the end, all the ''Sugar Rush'' Racers got one when [[spoiler:Princess (or rather, Princess (later, President) Vanellope joked that they were going to be executed]].executed.



** Ralph and Felix share one [[spoiler:after seeing Vanellope's glitching reveal King Candy's true identity: Turbo]].

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** Ralph and Felix share one [[spoiler:after after seeing Vanellope's glitching reveal King Candy's true identity: Turbo]].Turbo.



** Vanellope gets pixelated during her glitching fits [[spoiler:caused by King Candy rearranging the game's code to make himself the main character instead of her]]. She also sometimes causes anyone in contact with her to glitch; [[spoiler:this is used to create the big reveal that King Candy is actually Turbo]].

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** Vanellope gets pixelated during her glitching fits [[spoiler:caused caused by King Candy rearranging the game's code to make himself the main character instead of her]]. her. She also sometimes causes anyone in contact with her to glitch; [[spoiler:this this is used to create the big reveal that King Candy is actually Turbo]].Turbo.



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Turbo/King Candy is eaten by a Cy-Bug and it mutates into a monstrous version of him]]. This sets up the "boss level" for the movie's climax.

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Turbo/King Turbo/King Candy is eaten by a Cy-Bug and it mutates into a monstrous version of him]].him. This sets up the "boss level" for the movie's climax.



* OriginalGeneration: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'', ''Sugar Rush'', ''Hero's Duty'' and ''[[spoiler:Turbo Time]]'' as well as their respective characters.

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* OriginalGeneration: ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'', ''Sugar Rush'', ''Hero's Duty'' and ''[[spoiler:Turbo Time]]'' ''Turbo Time'' as well as their respective characters.



** [[spoiler:Vanellope's princess dress. It is very pink and frilly with a high white collar and lacy sleeves, and it's obvious Vanellope isn't a fan. She has it on again at Felix and Calhoun's wedding. It's apparently tight around the collar]].
** Calhoun's dress ([[spoiler:which seems to be the same for both weddings]]) is pretty stunning.

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** [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's princess dress. It is very pink and frilly with a high white collar and lacy sleeves, and it's obvious Vanellope isn't a fan. She has it on again at Felix and Calhoun's wedding. It's apparently tight around the collar]].
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** Calhoun's dress ([[spoiler:which (which seems to be the same for both weddings]]) weddings) is pretty stunning.



* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: When [[spoiler:Ralph destroys Vanellope's kart]]. Only after he realizes that King Candy played him like a violin does Ralph make amends with Vanellope.

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* PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure: When [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph destroys Vanellope's kart]].kart. Only after he realizes that King Candy played him like a violin does Ralph make amends with Vanellope.



* ThePowerOfHate: Calhoun seems to run on this early in the film. Her whole life is about killing the Cy-Bugs [[spoiler:that killed her fiancé]].

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* ThePowerOfHate: Calhoun seems to run on this early in the film. Her whole life is about killing the Cy-Bugs [[spoiler:that that killed her fiancé]].fiancé.



* PrincessesRule: This was the original plan for [[spoiler:Vanellope in ''Sugar Rush''. It was not supposed to have a king or a queen, just her.]].
* PrincessInRags: [[spoiler:Vanellope is revealed to be this, as she was the rightful ruler of ''Sugar Rush'' before Turbo deposed her and made her live like a "homeless lady" in a cave.]]

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* PrincessesRule: This was the original plan for [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope in ''Sugar Rush''. It was not supposed to have a king or a queen, just her.]].
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* PrincessInRags: [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope is revealed to be this, as she was the rightful ruler of ''Sugar Rush'' before Turbo deposed her and made her live like a "homeless lady" in a cave.]]



* PsychoticSmirk: Sergeant Calhoun sports one when [[spoiler:Vanellope, restored to her true power as princess, orders all her bullies to be executed]]. She is, of course, joking.

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* PsychoticSmirk: Sergeant Calhoun sports one when [[spoiler:Vanellope, Vanellope, restored to her true power as princess, orders all her bullies to be executed]].executed. She is, of course, joking.



** The "Fungeon". King Candy also [[DontExplainTheJoke attempts to explain it]]. The cells aren't even fun; [[spoiler:Felix's]] is plain blank and [[spoiler:Vanellope's]] is actually a really horrific, MonsterClown-abundant, CircusOfFear-esque one. Remember, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids this is for children]].

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** The "Fungeon". King Candy also [[DontExplainTheJoke attempts to explain it]]. The cells aren't even fun; [[spoiler:Felix's]] Felix's is plain blank and [[spoiler:Vanellope's]] Vanellope's is actually a really horrific, MonsterClown-abundant, CircusOfFear-esque one. Remember, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids this is for children]].



** An in-universe example is [[spoiler:Sour Bill, who knows that King Candy had some real dirt on his hands (although he doesn't remember the details), but still serves him unquestionably]] until Ralph starts interrogating him for answers, and his memories are refreshed at the threat of being licked and devoured by Ralph.

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** An in-universe example is [[spoiler:Sour Sour Bill, who knows that King Candy had some real dirt on his hands (although he doesn't remember the details), but still serves him unquestionably]] unquestionably until Ralph starts interrogating him for answers, and his memories are refreshed at the threat of being licked and devoured by Ralph.



* PyrrhicVictory: Ralph goes home with his medal, but it's not everything he thought it would be. [[spoiler:He had to break a little girl's heart and his game is due to be unplugged, causing him to chuck the medal at the screen in disgust. Fortunately, the impact knocks the "Out of Order" sign loose and shows him how he can really be a hero]].

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* PyrrhicVictory: Ralph goes home with his medal, but it's not everything he thought it would be. [[spoiler:He He had to break a little girl's heart and his game is due to be unplugged, causing him to chuck the medal at the screen in disgust. Fortunately, the impact knocks the "Out of Order" sign loose and shows him how he can really be a hero]].hero.



* RapidFireFisticuffs: Ralph can punch incredibly fast. [[MundaneUtility He uses this to pave through stuff]]. [[spoiler:Vanellope seems to have picked it up -- she can be seen doing it to the ''Street Fighter II'' bonus car, in the ending. It's not nearly as effective as Ralph's, obviously]].

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* RapidFireFisticuffs: Ralph can punch incredibly fast. [[MundaneUtility He uses this to pave through stuff]]. [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope seems to have picked it up -- she can be seen doing it to the ''Street Fighter II'' bonus car, in the ending. It's not nearly as effective as Ralph's, obviously]].obviously.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At times, King Candy is this -- if a bit loony -- approaching Ralph and pleading with him, explaining why Vanellope cannot enter the race because of the damage it would ultimately do to the game [[spoiler:and Vanellope herself]], namely, players seeing Vanellope glitching would have the arcade decommission their otherwise perfectly working machine. [[spoiler:He has ulterior motives for not wanting her to race]].
* RedHerring: M. Bison is the first character to ask Ralph if he's "going Turbo". This makes it look like he's referring to the "Turbo" update for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', but [[spoiler:he's referring to a game character who abandoned his game, and who later turns out to be the main villain]].

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: At times, King Candy is this -- if a bit loony -- approaching Ralph and pleading with him, explaining why Vanellope cannot enter the race because of the damage it would ultimately do to the game [[spoiler:and and Vanellope herself]], herself, namely, players seeing Vanellope glitching would have the arcade decommission their otherwise perfectly working machine. [[spoiler:He He has ulterior motives for not wanting her to race]].
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* RedHerring: M. Bison is the first character to ask Ralph if he's "going Turbo". This makes it look like he's referring to the "Turbo" update for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'', but [[spoiler:he's he's referring to a game character who abandoned his game, and who later turns out to be the main villain]].villain.



** The sky of ''Sugar Rush'' turns incarnadine after [[spoiler:the Cy-Bugs have caused enough havoc]].

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** The sky of ''Sugar Rush'' turns incarnadine after [[spoiler:the the Cy-Bugs have caused enough havoc]].havoc.



* ResetButton: [[spoiler:All the damage caused by Turbo and the Cy-Bugs to ''Sugar Rush'' is undone when Vanellope crosses the finish line because the game reset. This action also adds her character to the next day's roster. This also returns everyone's memories that Turbo had locked up -- but they remember what they'd done while they were brainwashed. See RippleEffectProofMemory below.]]
* RestrainedRevenge: [[spoiler:Princess Vanellope]] gets revenge on her bullies by sentencing them to execution. [[IWasJustJoking Turns out she was kidding]].

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* ResetButton: [[spoiler:All All the damage caused by Turbo and the Cy-Bugs to ''Sugar Rush'' is undone when Vanellope crosses the finish line because the game reset. This action also adds her character to the next day's roster. This also returns everyone's memories that Turbo had locked up -- but they remember what they'd done while they were brainwashed. See RippleEffectProofMemory below.]]
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* RestrainedRevenge: [[spoiler:Princess Vanellope]] Princess Vanellope gets revenge on her bullies by sentencing them to execution. [[IWasJustJoking Turns out she was kidding]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:King Candy is an old character named Turbo who manipulated ''Sugar Rush'''s code so that everyone thought that Vanellope, the real ruler of ''Sugar Rush'', was a glitch]].
* RewritingReality: It's possible to alter games and their inhabitants by messing with the source code. [[spoiler:King Candy's plan revolves around this, and Ralph and Felix use this to give Q*bert and his friends a role in their game]].

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:King King Candy is an old character named Turbo who manipulated ''Sugar Rush'''s code so that everyone thought that Vanellope, the real ruler of ''Sugar Rush'', was a glitch]].
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* RewritingReality: It's possible to alter games and their inhabitants by messing with the source code. [[spoiler:King King Candy's plan revolves around this, and Ralph and Felix use this to give Q*bert and his friends a role in their game]].game.



** In-universe, the Fix-It Felix Jr. game becomes more popular [[spoiler:when characters from the long-abandoned ''Q*bert'' game move in and form their own bonus level]].

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** In-universe, the Fix-It Felix Jr. game becomes more popular [[spoiler:when when characters from the long-abandoned ''Q*bert'' game move in and form their own bonus level]].level.



* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:When Vanellope crosses the finish line the game resets, reverting [[FisherKing all the damage done by the Cy-Bugs]]. Despite this, everyone still remembers how things were before -- no-one's actual memories are reset as you would expect in a resetting computer program in RealLife. This implies that nothing was "removed" but rather their memories were restored and Vanellope was reconnected.]]
* TheRival: Taffyta Muttonfudge, an accomplished racer at ''Sugar Rush'', is this to Vanellope. [[spoiler:This is only because King Candy screwed up everyone's programming code; it's later revealed Taffyta is actually supposed to be one of Vanellope's ''subjects'']].

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:When When Vanellope crosses the finish line the game resets, reverting [[FisherKing all the damage done by the Cy-Bugs]]. Despite this, everyone still remembers how things were before -- no-one's actual memories are reset as you would expect in a resetting computer program in RealLife. This implies that nothing was "removed" but rather their memories were restored and Vanellope was reconnected.]]
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* TheRival: Taffyta Muttonfudge, an accomplished racer at ''Sugar Rush'', is this to Vanellope. [[spoiler:This This is only because King Candy screwed up everyone's programming code; it's later revealed Taffyta is actually supposed to be one of Vanellope's ''subjects'']].''subjects''.



* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:King Candy's explanation about the possible unplugging of ''Sugar Rush'' -- and how Vanellope's nature as a glitch would force her to stay and die with the game -- forces Ralph into one of these: let Vanellope race and possibly consign her to a FateWorseThanDeath, or [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim save her life by destroying her kart]]... and her dreams. Ralph, unwilling to lose the only real friend he's ever had, chooses the latter]]. And the worst thing about it [[spoiler:is that's it a lie created by King Candy so Vanellope can remain forever a glitch]]. Only later does Ralph realize he got played by King Candy and goes on to [[TheGrovel make amends with Vanellope]].

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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:King King Candy's explanation about the possible unplugging of ''Sugar Rush'' -- and how Vanellope's nature as a glitch would force her to stay and die with the game -- forces Ralph into one of these: let Vanellope race and possibly consign her to a FateWorseThanDeath, or [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim save her life by destroying her kart]]... and her dreams. Ralph, unwilling to lose the only real friend he's ever had, chooses the latter]]. latter. And the worst thing about it [[spoiler:is is that's it a lie created by King Candy so Vanellope can remain forever a glitch]].glitch. Only later does Ralph realize he got played by King Candy and goes on to [[TheGrovel make amends with Vanellope]].



* SheCleansUpNicely: All four of the main characters do, [[spoiler:as shown in Felix and Calhoun's wedding]].

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* SheCleansUpNicely: All four of the main characters do, [[spoiler:as as shown in Felix and Calhoun's wedding]].wedding.



** Also Calhoun, whose PTSD trigger is being called "dynamite gal" [[spoiler:much like [[ILetGwenStacyDie her fiancé used to]]]].

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** Also Calhoun, whose PTSD trigger is being called "dynamite gal" [[spoiler:much much like [[ILetGwenStacyDie her fiancé used to]]]].to]].



** Additionally, the soldiers in Calhoun's platoon seem to approve; [[FunnyBackgroundEvent they glance and smirk at at each other knowingly]] during the whole LoveAtFirstPunch ordeal in ''Hero's Duty''. [[spoiler:Also at the end of the film, during their wedding, her soldiers ''actively ensure'' that this wedding is not a repeat of the previous one]].

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** Additionally, the soldiers in Calhoun's platoon seem to approve; [[FunnyBackgroundEvent they glance and smirk at at each other knowingly]] during the whole LoveAtFirstPunch ordeal in ''Hero's Duty''. [[spoiler:Also Also at the end of the film, during their wedding, her soldiers ''actively ensure'' that this wedding is not a repeat of the previous one]].one.



** Felix's quip about [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] being "fashionably late per the norm" isn't just a reference to Mario not being in the movie -- it's also an allusion to how, after ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube consoles often didn't]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} get Mario games]] [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS straight at launch]]. Also whenever Mario gets an invitation from the Princess, usually concerning a party or cake; the norm is that Bowser kidnaps her shortly before he arrives.
** Vanellope's kart's FashionableAsymmetry is given an [[JustifiedTrope in-story explanation]] as [[spoiler:Ralph screwed up while baking it]]; it's also reminiscent of messed-up textures ([[http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/eCwQO-2lGqM/mqdefault.jpg example]] from ''VideoGame/MarioKart DS'') due to, well, glitching.

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** Felix's quip about [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] being "fashionably late per the norm" isn't just a reference to Mario not being in the movie -- it's also an allusion to how, after ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGamecube consoles often didn't]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} get Mario games]] [[UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS straight straight]] [[UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch at launch]]. Also whenever Mario gets an invitation from the Princess, usually concerning a party or cake; the norm is that Bowser kidnaps her shortly before he arrives.
** Vanellope's kart's FashionableAsymmetry is given an [[JustifiedTrope in-story explanation]] as [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph screwed up while baking it]]; it; it's also reminiscent of messed-up textures ([[http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/eCwQO-2lGqM/mqdefault.jpg example]] from ''VideoGame/MarioKart DS'') due to, well, glitching.



* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: King Candy appears only very briefly in marketing, with none of his appearances being very expository (whereas a lot of the marketing for the other characters, even the minor ones, explained a great deal). [[spoiler:Turbo isn't shown at all in order to protect TheReveal]].
* SkullForAHead: Turbo's head is not an actual skull, but he has white skin, yellow teeth, and sunken yellow eyes to invoke a skull. [[spoiler:It only further reinforces the fact that he's the ObviouslyEvil real villain]].

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* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: King Candy appears only very briefly in marketing, with none of his appearances being very expository (whereas a lot of the marketing for the other characters, even the minor ones, explained a great deal). [[spoiler:Turbo Turbo isn't shown at all in order to protect TheReveal]].
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* SkullForAHead: Turbo's head is not an actual skull, but he has white skin, yellow teeth, and sunken yellow eyes to invoke a skull. [[spoiler:It It only further reinforces the fact that he's the ObviouslyEvil real villain]].villain.



* SmoochOfVictory: In the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' game, the Nicelanders reward Felix with a pie, a medal, and a smooch after every level for fixing their apartments. [[spoiler:Felix does this to Calhoun after Ralph beats the Cy-Bugs, and she reciprocates with a BigDamnKiss]].

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* SmoochOfVictory: In the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' game, the Nicelanders reward Felix with a pie, a medal, and a smooch after every level for fixing their apartments. [[spoiler:Felix Felix does this to Calhoun after Ralph beats the Cy-Bugs, and she reciprocates with a BigDamnKiss]].BigDamnKiss.



* StatusQuoIsGod: A Nicelander landlord tries to invoke this, presumably when Ralph suggests to mix things up in the game so he plays the good guy. [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Kano]] even states as such during the Bad Guy meeting ("[[{{Foreshadowing}} You can't mess with the program]], Ralph."). In the end, [[spoiler:Ralph returns to his role as a bad guy, but is happy that he's been the good guy for once (and fixed something, to boot), has earned the respect and generosity of Felix and the Nicelanders, and is able to see Vanellope racing with a player each time a round is completed (a.k.a. when the Nicelanders throw him off the building)]].

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* StatusQuoIsGod: A Nicelander landlord tries to invoke this, presumably when Ralph suggests to mix things up in the game so he plays the good guy. [[VideoGame/MortalKombat Kano]] even states as such during the Bad Guy meeting ("[[{{Foreshadowing}} You can't mess with the program]], Ralph."). In the end, [[spoiler:Ralph Ralph returns to his role as a bad guy, but is happy that he's been the good guy for once (and fixed something, to boot), has earned the respect and generosity of Felix and the Nicelanders, and is able to see Vanellope racing with a player each time a round is completed (a.k.a. when the Nicelanders throw him off the building)]].building).



** Fix-It Felix Jr. "fixed" [[spoiler:Sgt. Calhoun's heart]].
** The film's composer is shown during the credits as the top player on a high score list. [[spoiler:He wrote the film's ''musical'' score]].

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** Fix-It Felix Jr. "fixed" [[spoiler:Sgt. Sgt. Calhoun's heart]].
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** The film's composer is shown during the credits as the top player on a high score list. [[spoiler:He He wrote the film's ''musical'' score]].score.



** Vanellope [[spoiler:threatens to ''execute'' characters, which exist as code, after she is restored.]]
* TheStinger: At the very end of the movie, the [[spoiler:Walt Disney logo tuns into a parody of the ''Pac-Man'' KillScreen]].

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** Vanellope [[spoiler:threatens threatens to ''execute'' characters, which exist as code, after she is restored.]]
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* TheStinger: At the very end of the movie, the [[spoiler:Walt Walt Disney logo tuns into a parody of the ''Pac-Man'' KillScreen]].KillScreen.



* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: As King Candy explains just what would happen if Vanellope's participation got ''Sugar Rush'' unplugged, [[spoiler:we're shown a vision of her desperately trying to escape as the world disintegrates around her. It's pretty brutal]].
* StylishProtectionGear: Despite using the same color scheme as the other soldiers, Calhoun's armor is closely tailored to her body rather than blocky and shapeless, and she usually doesn't wear a helmet outside of active gameplay. Of course, it's not so stylish that anyone would wear it on a romantic dinner date, to a picnic, etc., as Calhoun and her fiancé are seen doing. [[spoiler:Given what happened at the wedding]] this may be justified.

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* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: As King Candy explains just what would happen if Vanellope's participation got ''Sugar Rush'' unplugged, [[spoiler:we're we're shown a vision of her desperately trying to escape as the world disintegrates around her. It's pretty brutal]].
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* StylishProtectionGear: Despite using the same color scheme as the other soldiers, Calhoun's armor is closely tailored to her body rather than blocky and shapeless, and she usually doesn't wear a helmet outside of active gameplay. Of course, it's not so stylish that anyone would wear it on a romantic dinner date, to a picnic, etc., as Calhoun and her fiancé are seen doing. [[spoiler:Given Given what happened at the wedding]] wedding this may be justified.



* SugarApocalypse: [[spoiler:[[TheSwarm The Cy-Bugs completely overrun]] Sugar Rush, forcing an evacuation of all of its residents (except for Vanellope, who is a glitch and physically cannot leave) and wrecking their world.]]
* SugarBowl: The ''Sugar Rush'' game is a bright and cheerful world of candy where cute little kids race mini-karts. [[spoiler:It is more CrapsaccharineWorld under King Candy's rule but it is implied that is was a genuine example when Princess Vanellope reigned, and will be again.]]
* SupernormalBindings: [[spoiler:After Vanellope is captured by King Candy and thrown in his Fungeon she's shown in an enormous shackle labeled "100% glitch-proof".]]
* SuperStrength: Ralph. Aside from the obvious strength it takes for him to keep wrecking the apartment building, he is able to split a jawbreaker which Vanellope says is unbreakable, lift and trash much of the racing stadium, [[spoiler:smash Vanellope's kart]], and more. [[ChekhovsSkill This is important in the climax]].

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* SugarApocalypse: [[spoiler:[[TheSwarm [[TheSwarm The Cy-Bugs completely overrun]] Sugar Rush, forcing an evacuation of all of its residents (except for Vanellope, who is a glitch and physically cannot leave) and wrecking their world.]]
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* SugarBowl: The ''Sugar Rush'' game is a bright and cheerful world of candy where cute little kids race mini-karts. [[spoiler:It It is more CrapsaccharineWorld under King Candy's rule but it is implied that is was a genuine example when Princess Vanellope reigned, and will be again.]]
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* SupernormalBindings: [[spoiler:After After Vanellope is captured by King Candy and thrown in his Fungeon she's shown in an enormous shackle labeled "100% glitch-proof".]]
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* SuperStrength: Ralph. Aside from the obvious strength it takes for him to keep wrecking the apartment building, he is able to split a jawbreaker which Vanellope says is unbreakable, lift and trash much of the racing stadium, [[spoiler:smash smash Vanellope's kart]], kart, and more. [[ChekhovsSkill This is important in the climax]].



* TakeAThirdOption: When faced with the SadisticChoice of [[spoiler:either letting Vanellope race and possibly have Sugar Rush shut down OR save her life by destroying her kart, he initially goes for the second option until he comes to realize there there may be a third option: trying to fix her glitching. This plan is successful.]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: When faced with the SadisticChoice of [[spoiler:either either letting Vanellope race and possibly have Sugar Rush shut down OR save her life by destroying her kart, he initially goes for the second option until he comes to realize there there may be a third option: trying to fix her glitching. This plan is successful.]]



* TeleportSpam: Vanellope's glitching causes her to randomly relocate a few feet in a random direction. [[spoiler:Once she learns how to control her glitching, she can teleport at will, which she uses to save Ralph from his attempted HeroicSacrifice by glitching around and through an incoming onslaught of Cy-Bugs. It also makes her the game's best racer in the end, because she can teleport through the other racers]].

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* TeleportSpam: Vanellope's glitching causes her to randomly relocate a few feet in a random direction. [[spoiler:Once Once she learns how to control her glitching, she can teleport at will, which she uses to save Ralph from his attempted HeroicSacrifice by glitching around and through an incoming onslaught of Cy-Bugs. It also makes her the game's best racer in the end, because she can teleport through the other racers]].racers.



* ThereWasADoor: As per his nature, Ralph crashes through a lot of walls in this movie. His ability to do this actually factors into the plan Vanellope cooks up and [[spoiler:it makes breaking her and Felix out of the fungeon a breeze.]]

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* ThereWasADoor: As per his nature, Ralph crashes through a lot of walls in this movie. His ability to do this actually factors into the plan Vanellope cooks up and [[spoiler:it it makes breaking her and Felix out of the fungeon a breeze.]]



* ToughLove: Ralph [[spoiler:destroys Vanellope's kart in order to stop her from racing and save her life]], despite knowing how much it will hurt her and ruin their friendship. This is subverted when [[spoiler:King Candy pretends he's trying to protect Vanellope]], but later is revealed to be actually lying.
* TownWithADarkSecret: ''Sugar Rush'' has one dark secret that is so dark and secret that nobody even remembers it [[spoiler:because King Candy/Turbo locked everyone's memories away]].

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* ToughLove: Ralph [[spoiler:destroys destroys Vanellope's kart in order to stop her from racing and save her life]], life, despite knowing how much it will hurt her and ruin their friendship. This is subverted when [[spoiler:King King Candy pretends he's trying to protect Vanellope]], Vanellope, but later is revealed to be actually lying.
* TownWithADarkSecret: ''Sugar Rush'' has one dark secret that is so dark and secret that nobody even remembers it [[spoiler:because because King Candy/Turbo locked everyone's memories away]].away.



* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: This is triggered when Felix calls Calhoun "one dynamite gal", to all the scenes when [[spoiler:her fiancé calls her the same, up until he's eaten by a Cy-Bug]].

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* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: This is triggered when Felix calls Calhoun "one dynamite gal", to all the scenes when [[spoiler:her her fiancé calls her the same, up until he's eaten by a Cy-Bug]].Cy-Bug.



** [[spoiler:When the ''Q*bert'' crew join the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' crew in their machine in the ending, the arcade-goers just assume that it's a fun retro remix of both games.]]

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** [[spoiler:When When the ''Q*bert'' crew join the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' crew in their machine in the ending, the arcade-goers just assume that it's a fun retro remix of both games.]]



** An important one mentioned by a few characters is the phrase "Going Turbo". [[spoiler:This concept is a reference to another game character who decided to jump to another game and ended up destroying both that game and his own]].
* UpUpAndAway: Almost. During his [[spoiler:attempted HeroicSacrifice to save ''Sugar Rush'']], Ralph plummets down with one fist extended towards the ground in the classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' flying pose, further emphasizing his heroic status.

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** An important one mentioned by a few characters is the phrase "Going Turbo". [[spoiler:This This concept is a reference to another game character who decided to jump to another game and ended up destroying both that game and his own]].
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* UpUpAndAway: Almost. During his [[spoiler:attempted attempted HeroicSacrifice to save ''Sugar Rush'']], Rush'', Ralph plummets down with one fist extended towards the ground in the classic ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' flying pose, further emphasizing his heroic status.



* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[spoiler:Turbo/King Candy, who is more than willing to murder children to stay in the spotlight in the SugarBowl of ''Sugar Rush''. He is more vile than the official villains]].

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[spoiler:Turbo/King Turbo/King Candy, who is more than willing to murder children to stay in the spotlight in the SugarBowl of ''Sugar Rush''. He is more vile than the official villains]].villains.



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:King Candy]] slips into one [[spoiler:after getting bypassed by Vanellope in the daily race for who gets to appear in the character roster, and resorts to trying to kill Vanellope with a car-part and getting his true form revealed]].
-->'''[[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]]:''' I'm ''[[spoiler:Turbo!]]'' The ''greatest'' racer ''ever''! And I did '''''not''''' [[spoiler:reprogram this world]] to let ''you'', and that ''[[RunningGag halitosis-ridden]]'' '''warthog''', '''''TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!'''''

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:King Candy]] King Candy slips into one [[spoiler:after after getting bypassed by Vanellope in the daily race for who gets to appear in the character roster, and resorts to trying to kill Vanellope with a car-part and getting his true form revealed]].
-->'''[[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]]:'''
revealed.
-->'''King Candy/Turbo:'''
I'm ''[[spoiler:Turbo!]]'' ''Turbo!'' The ''greatest'' racer ''ever''! And I did '''''not''''' [[spoiler:reprogram reprogram this world]] world to let ''you'', and that ''[[RunningGag halitosis-ridden]]'' '''warthog''', '''''TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!'''''



* VillainousFaceHold: [[spoiler: A Cy-bug corrupted Turbo/Candy King has captured Ralph]] and holds his jaw still so that he's [[ForcedToWatch forced to watch]] [[spoiler: Sugar Rush be consumed by Cy-bugs]]. As he does this, he taunts Ralph about how [[spoiler: Vanellope will be killed as she is unable to leave the game]].

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* VillainousFaceHold: [[spoiler: A Cy-bug corrupted Turbo/Candy King has captured Ralph]] and holds his jaw still so that he's [[ForcedToWatch forced to watch]] [[spoiler: Sugar Rush be consumed by Cy-bugs]]. Cy-bugs. As he does this, he taunts Ralph about how [[spoiler: Vanellope will be killed as she is unable to leave the game]].game.



** [[spoiler:When Vanellope is locked up, you'll see several pics of things on the wall of her cell in the Fungeon: a sad clown, a lion, etc. There's also a doghouse, with only eyes showing out of the darkness inside. Because anyone in the fungeon is "in the doghouse"]].

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** [[spoiler:When When Vanellope is locked up, you'll see several pics of things on the wall of her cell in the Fungeon: a sad clown, a lion, etc. There's also a doghouse, with only eyes showing out of the darkness inside. Because anyone in the fungeon is "in the doghouse"]].doghouse".



** [[spoiler:When King Candy has his true identity as Turbo unmasked through Vanellope's glitching, he literally "goes Turbo". This also counts for the Cy-Bug he merges with later on]].

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** [[spoiler:When When King Candy has his true identity as Turbo unmasked through Vanellope's glitching, he literally "goes Turbo". This also counts for the Cy-Bug he merges with later on]].on.



* TheVonTropeFamily: Vanellope Von Schweetz. [[spoiler:The "von" is foreshadowing her princess status.]]

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* TheVonTropeFamily: Vanellope Von Schweetz. [[spoiler:The The "von" is foreshadowing her princess status.]]



* WasItReallyWorthIt: When Ralph [[spoiler:wins his bet with the Nicelanders, but realizes that his game is about to be unplugged due to his actions]].

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* WasItReallyWorthIt: When Ralph [[spoiler:wins wins his bet with the Nicelanders, but realizes that his game is about to be unplugged due to his actions]].actions.



-->'''Ralph:''' [[spoiler:If Vanellope was never supposed to exist, ''why is her picture on the side of the game console]]?''

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-->'''Ralph:''' [[spoiler:If If Vanellope was never supposed to exist, ''why is her picture on the side of the game console]]?''console?''



** The shot from Ralph's point of view that shows [[spoiler:Vanellope on the side of the game console]] that leads to the above line.
** The shot of [[spoiler:Vanellope's sparking box of code, meaning a) she is not a glitch like everyone is saying and b) someone (a.k.a. King Candy) intentionally removed her from the game system]].
** [[spoiler:Vanellope making King Candy glitch, exposing him as Turbo]]. Even Ralph and Felix's jaws drop when this happens.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Vanellope's new car ends up getting some very sloppy decorations thanks to Ralph accidentally breaking the kart-baking minigame, but she makes it from last place to first place when everyone else had a least a good minute head-start, meaning stats-wise it's probably superior to even King Candy's ride (given how fast she clearly is going when she overtakes him). [[spoiler:And when Vanellope learns how to master her glitching, she can TeleportSpam it at will]].

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** The shot from Ralph's point of view that shows [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope on the side of the game console]] console that leads to the above line.
** The shot of [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's sparking box of code, meaning a) she is not a glitch like everyone is saying and b) someone (a.k.a. King Candy) intentionally removed her from the game system]].
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** [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope making King Candy glitch, exposing him as Turbo]]. Turbo. Even Ralph and Felix's [[JawDrop jaws drop drop]] when this happens.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Vanellope's new car ends up getting some very sloppy decorations thanks to Ralph accidentally breaking the kart-baking minigame, but she makes it from last place to first place when everyone else had a least a good minute head-start, meaning stats-wise it's probably superior to even King Candy's ride (given how fast she clearly is going when she overtakes him). [[spoiler:And And when Vanellope learns how to master her glitching, she can TeleportSpam it at will]].will.



* WhatTheHellHero: Ralph is given one by Gene, after [[spoiler:the former returns to the Niceland Apartments with a medal in hand, but discovers that it's out of order. To add the twist to the knife, Gene sounds genuinely disappointed rather than being furious or being smug]].
* WhosLaughingNow: PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler:Princess Vanellope]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Princess Vanellope]]:''' Tut tut, as your merciful [[spoiler:Princess]], I hereby decree that everyone who was ever mean to me shall be...executed.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Ralph is given one by Gene, after [[spoiler:the the former returns to the Niceland Apartments with a medal in hand, but discovers that it's out of order. To add the twist to the knife, Gene sounds genuinely disappointed rather than being furious or being smug]].
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* WhosLaughingNow: PlayedForLaughs with [[spoiler:Princess Vanellope]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Princess Vanellope]]:'''
Princess Vanellope.
-->'''Princess Vanellope:'''
Tut tut, as your merciful [[spoiler:Princess]], princess, I hereby decree that everyone who was ever mean to me shall be...executed.



* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler:Vanellope knows she's meant to be a racer]].

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* WistfulAmnesia: [[spoiler:Vanellope Vanellope knows she's meant to be a racer]].racer.



** In-universe, [[spoiler:this trope sets off the climax. Vanellope is prominently painted on the ''Sugar Rush'' arcade cabinet, the one piece of evidence King Candy had no control over covering in his quest for attention, and it's what clues Ralph in to how to make everything better. To gamers, they must be wondering why this raven-haired girl is nowhere in the actual game.]]
* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Vanellope's victory causes the system to reset and unleash a wave of light with her as its epicenter. This undoes all the damage caused by the Cy-Bugs and King Candy/Turbo, as well as restoring her proper place in the game and the other characters' memories of her]].

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** In-universe, [[spoiler:this this trope sets off the climax. Vanellope is prominently painted on the ''Sugar Rush'' arcade cabinet, the one piece of evidence King Candy had no control over covering in his quest for attention, and it's what clues Ralph in to how to make everything better. To gamers, they must be wondering why this raven-haired girl is nowhere in the actual game.]]
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* WorldHealingWave: [[spoiler:Vanellope's Vanellope's victory causes the system to reset and unleash a wave of light with her as its epicenter. This undoes all the damage caused by the Cy-Bugs and King Candy/Turbo, as well as restoring her proper place in the game and the other characters' memories of her]].her.



** In the ending: [[spoiler:Ralph's every in-game defeat becomes a chance to see Vanellope succeeding at her game]].
** [[spoiler:The cast of the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' game invite older video game characters to join in "Bonus Stages" in their world, even though death for them there would be permanent. However, given that only Felix has the most significant risk of dying in this world, the risk to their lives is at best negligible and it's a lot better than being homeless. Also, Felix is shown to be able to heal people as well as fix stuff, thus helping grant the outcasts and decommissioned characters a better life. Fans also theorize that Felix tampered with the code to integrate the outcasts properly -- making them legitimate characters and safe from permadeath]].

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** In the ending: [[spoiler:Ralph's Ralph's every in-game defeat becomes a chance to see Vanellope succeeding at her game]].
game.
** [[spoiler:The The cast of the ''Fix-It Felix Jr.'' game invite older video game characters to join in "Bonus Stages" in their world, even though death for them there would be permanent. However, given that only Felix has the most significant risk of dying in this world, the risk to their lives is at best negligible and it's a lot better than being homeless. Also, Felix is shown to be able to heal people as well as fix stuff, thus helping grant the outcasts and decommissioned characters a better life. Fans also theorize that Felix tampered with the code to integrate the outcasts properly -- making them legitimate characters and safe from permadeath]].permadeath.



* YouAreWhoYouEat: Cy-Bugs become whatever they eat. During ''Hero's Duty'' gameplay, we see it demonstrated when a Cy-Bug eats a gun and sprouts {{Arm Cannon}}s. A Cy-Bug who starts eating the landscape of ''Sugar Rush'' becomes candy-coated. In the finale, [[spoiler:a glitch-infected King Candy/Turbo is eaten by a Cy-Bug. Ralph then has a show-down with a terrifying glitch-infected King Candy/Turbo/Cy-Bug monster.]]

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* YouAreWhoYouEat: Cy-Bugs become whatever they eat. During ''Hero's Duty'' gameplay, we see it demonstrated when a Cy-Bug eats a gun and sprouts {{Arm Cannon}}s. A Cy-Bug who starts eating the landscape of ''Sugar Rush'' becomes candy-coated. In the finale, [[spoiler:a a glitch-infected King Candy/Turbo is eaten by a Cy-Bug. Ralph then has a show-down with a terrifying glitch-infected King Candy/Turbo/Cy-Bug monster.]]

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