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bazinga-->''I haven't written in this thing in years. I was getting home from work today and I saw this thing lying under a stack of paperwork. I guess I used to like writing in it when I was a kid, so a figured I'd give it another try. Jesus, there's a lot of catching up to do. Where to start?''


''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later'' (Also known as simply ''25 Years Later'') is a semi-serious ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Website/{{Reddit}} user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit [=r/LodedDiper=]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/r/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]

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!!Tropes seen in ''25 Years Later'' include:
* AdaptationalSexuality: [[spoiler:Greg]] is revealed as bisexual in this story.
* BigApplesauce: Manny moves to New York, [[HatedHometown seemingly as soon as he could get the money.]]
* BittersweetEnding: In the end, Greg [[spoiler:survives his suicide attempt. A one-year TimeSkip reveals that Greg has taken huge steps in bettering himself (such as taking therapy and no longer writing all of his emotions in his diary) and deciding to take charge of his own life without his past shackling him down. However, Greg's relationship with his family and friends remains unknown (it's even implied that they have no idea that he's even still alive) and Greg is now bounded in a wheelchair due to his BungledSuicide. Despite that, Greg remains hopeful of his future.]]
* BlackSheep: Manny has moved to moving to New York, leaving the rest of the family behind. They're not happy about it. Later, Greg gets into trouble for [[spoiler: failing to reveal Meemaw's egg in time to possibly save his father.]]
* BungledSuicide: The final part of the story reveals that [[spoiler:Greg's]] suicide attempt wasn't successful.
* CallBack: Meemaw's diamond ring from ''Hard Luck'' makes a reappearance, and Greg finally decides to pawn it. [[spoiler: If only he had remembered it before Frank passed.]]
* CerebusRetcon:
** The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is bi]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.
** Fregley explains that his eccentric behaviour was his way to cope with an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and his parents' divorce.
* DarkerAndEdgier: When compared to the original series.
* DistantSequel: As the name states, the story's set two and half decades after its [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid parent work]]. A considerable amount of things happened in the intervening time, including Manny ditching his family to move to New York and Rodrick getting married.
* EvolvingTitleScreen: [[spoiler: The comic's title is changed to: "26 Years Later", as it deals with the aftermath of Greg's BungledSuicide and the apparent one-year TimeSkip]].
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Greg, accidentally.]]
* FormerTeenRebel: Rodrick. In the original series, he's a BigBrotherBully EmoTeen who wants to leave home and become a rock star. He ends up HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife. [[spoiler:In addition, his quote in the newspaper article shows that he genuinely cared about Greg.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Part 9 shows that Rowley has a Joshie poster on his house. Either he's kept an old one for ''years'', or Joshie is still around and Rowley still likes his music.
* HappilyMarried: Rodrick with his wife.
* HeelRealization:
** Rodrick appears to have had one prior to the events of the fic; he is a much better guy now.
** After [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce,]] Greg realizes that he's no better than Manny or his father -- he's lied and manipulated people to get his way all his life.
** The newspaper clip in part 19 reveals that Rowley is very remorseful after Greg [[DrivenToSuicide jumped off of a building]] and expresses regret in completely shutting him off from his life.
* SeriesFauxnale: Part 18.
* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact. [[spoiler: And an additional year in the finale]].
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-->''I haven't written in this thing in years. I was getting home from work today and I saw this thing lying under a stack of paperwork. I guess I used to like writing in it when I was a kid, so a figured I'd give it another try. Jesus, there's a lot of catching up to do. Where to start?''


''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later'' (Also known as simply ''25 Years Later'') is a semi-serious ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Website/{{Reddit}} user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit [=r/LodedDiper=]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/r/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]

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!!Tropes seen in ''25 Years Later'' include:
* AdaptationalSexuality: [[spoiler:Greg]] is revealed as bisexual in this story.
* BigApplesauce: Manny moves to New York, [[HatedHometown seemingly as soon as he could get the money.]]
* BittersweetEnding: In the end, Greg [[spoiler:survives his suicide attempt. A one-year TimeSkip reveals that Greg has taken huge steps in bettering himself (such as taking therapy and no longer writing all of his emotions in his diary) and deciding to take charge of his own life without his past shackling him down. However, Greg's relationship with his family and friends remains unknown (it's even implied that they have no idea that he's even still alive) and Greg is now bounded in a wheelchair due to his BungledSuicide. Despite that, Greg remains hopeful of his future.]]
* BlackSheep: Manny has moved to moving to New York, leaving the rest of the family behind. They're not happy about it. Later, Greg gets into trouble for [[spoiler: failing to reveal Meemaw's egg in time to possibly save his father.]]
* BungledSuicide: The final part of the story reveals that [[spoiler:Greg's]] suicide attempt wasn't successful.
* CallBack: Meemaw's diamond ring from ''Hard Luck'' makes a reappearance, and Greg finally decides to pawn it. [[spoiler: If only he had remembered it before Frank passed.]]
* CerebusRetcon:
** The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is bi]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.
** Fregley explains that his eccentric behaviour was his way to cope with an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and his parents' divorce.
* DarkerAndEdgier: When compared to the original series.
* DistantSequel: As the name states, the story's set two and half decades after its [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid parent work]]. A considerable amount of things happened in the intervening time, including Manny ditching his family to move to New York and Rodrick getting married.
* EvolvingTitleScreen: [[spoiler: The comic's title is changed to: "26 Years Later", as it deals with the aftermath of Greg's BungledSuicide and the apparent one-year TimeSkip]].
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Greg, accidentally.]]
* FormerTeenRebel: Rodrick. In the original series, he's a BigBrotherBully EmoTeen who wants to leave home and become a rock star. He ends up HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife. [[spoiler:In addition, his quote in the newspaper article shows that he genuinely cared about Greg.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Part 9 shows that Rowley has a Joshie poster on his house. Either he's kept an old one for ''years'', or Joshie is still around and Rowley still likes his music.
* HappilyMarried: Rodrick with his wife.
* HeelRealization:
** Rodrick appears to have had one prior to the events of the fic; he is a much better guy now.
** After [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce,]] Greg realizes that he's no better than Manny or his father -- he's lied and manipulated people to get his way all his life.
** The newspaper clip in part 19 reveals that Rowley is very remorseful after Greg [[DrivenToSuicide jumped off of a building]] and expresses regret in completely shutting him off from his life.
* SeriesFauxnale: Part 18.
* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact. [[spoiler: And an additional year in the finale]].
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-->''I haven't written in this thing in years. I was getting home from work today and I saw this thing lying under a stack of paperwork. I guess I used to like writing in it when I was a kid, so a figured I'd give it another try. Jesus, there's a lot of catching up to do. Where to start?''


''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later'' (Also known as simply ''25 Years Later'') is a semi-serious ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Website/{{Reddit}} user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit [=r/LodedDiper=]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/r/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]

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!!Tropes seen in ''25 Years Later'' include:
* AdaptationalSexuality: [[spoiler:Greg]] is revealed as bisexual in this story.
* BigApplesauce: Manny moves to New York, [[HatedHometown seemingly as soon as he could get the money.]]
* BittersweetEnding: In the end, Greg [[spoiler:survives his suicide attempt. A one-year TimeSkip reveals that Greg has taken huge steps in bettering himself (such as taking therapy and no longer writing all of his emotions in his diary) and deciding to take charge of his own life without his past shackling him down. However, Greg's relationship with his family and friends remains unknown (it's even implied that they have no idea that he's even still alive) and Greg is now bounded in a wheelchair due to his BungledSuicide. Despite that, Greg remains hopeful of his future.]]
* BlackSheep: Manny has moved to moving to New York, leaving the rest of the family behind. They're not happy about it. Later, Greg gets into trouble for [[spoiler: failing to reveal Meemaw's egg in time to possibly save his father.]]
* BungledSuicide: The final part of the story reveals that [[spoiler:Greg's]] suicide attempt wasn't successful.
* CallBack: Meemaw's diamond ring from ''Hard Luck'' makes a reappearance, and Greg finally decides to pawn it. [[spoiler: If only he had remembered it before Frank passed.]]
* CerebusRetcon:
** The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is bi]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.
** Fregley explains that his eccentric behaviour was his way to cope with an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and his parents' divorce.
* DarkerAndEdgier: When compared to the original series.
* DistantSequel: As the name states, the story's set two and half decades after its [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid parent work]]. A considerable amount of things happened in the intervening time, including Manny ditching his family to move to New York and Rodrick getting married.
* EvolvingTitleScreen: [[spoiler: The comic's title is changed to: "26 Years Later", as it deals with the aftermath of Greg's BungledSuicide and the apparent one-year TimeSkip]].
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Greg, accidentally.]]
* FormerTeenRebel: Rodrick. In the original series, he's a BigBrotherBully EmoTeen who wants to leave home and become a rock star. He ends up HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife. [[spoiler:In addition, his quote in the newspaper article shows that he genuinely cared about Greg.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Part 9 shows that Rowley has a Joshie poster on his house. Either he's kept an old one for ''years'', or Joshie is still around and Rowley still likes his music.
* HappilyMarried: Rodrick with his wife.
* HeelRealization:
** Rodrick appears to have had one prior to the events of the fic; he is a much better guy now.
** After [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce,]] Greg realizes that he's no better than Manny or his father -- he's lied and manipulated people to get his way all his life.
** The newspaper clip in part 19 reveals that Rowley is very remorseful after Greg [[DrivenToSuicide jumped off of a building]] and expresses regret in completely shutting him off from his life.
* SeriesFauxnale: Part 18.
* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact. [[spoiler: And an additional year in the finale]].
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* RonTheDeathEater:
** Manny is not great in the books, but in this fic, he outright betrays his family, and goes so far as to [[spoiler: burn his father's grave]].
** Frank is a strict father in the books, but in this fic, he is [[spoiler:abusive and homophobic]].

Added DiffLines:

** Rodrick appears to have had one prior to the events of the fic; he is a much better guy now.


Added DiffLines:

* RonTheDeathEater:
** Manny is not great in the books, but in this fic, he outright betrays his family, and goes so far as to [[spoiler: burn his father's grave]].
** Frank is a strict father in the books, but in this fic, he is [[spoiler:abusive and homophobic]].


* HeelRealization: After [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce,]] Greg realizes that he's no better than Manny or his father -- he's lied and manipulated people to get his way all his life.
** The newspaper clip in part 19 reveals that Rowley is very remorseful of Greg's [[spoiler: bungled]] suicide and expresses regret in completely shutting him off from his life.

to:

* HeelRealization: HeelRealization:
**
After [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce,]] Greg realizes that he's no better than Manny or his father -- he's lied and manipulated people to get his way all his life.
** The newspaper clip in part 19 reveals that Rowley is very remorseful after Greg [[DrivenToSuicide jumped off of Greg's [[spoiler: bungled]] suicide a building]] and expresses regret in completely shutting him off from his life.


** The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is gay]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.

to:

** The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is gay]] bi]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.



* EvolvingTitleScreen: [[spoiler: The comic's title is changed to: "26 Years Later", as it deals with the aftermath of Greg's BungledSuicide and the apparant one-year TimeSkip]].

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* EvolvingTitleScreen: [[spoiler: The comic's title is changed to: "26 Years Later", as it deals with the aftermath of Greg's BungledSuicide and the apparant apparent one-year TimeSkip]].


* BittersweetEnding: In the end, Greg [[spoiler:survives his suicide attempt, but loses the use of his legs. He's still in therapy, but hopeful about the future.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: In the end, Greg [[spoiler:survives his suicide attempt, but loses the use attempt. A one-year TimeSkip reveals that Greg has taken huge steps in bettering himself (such as taking therapy and no longer writing all of his legs. He's emotions in his diary) and deciding to take charge of his own life without his past shackling him down. However, Greg's relationship with his family and friends remains unknown (it's even implied that they have no idea that he's even still alive) and Greg is now bounded in therapy, but a wheelchair due to his BungledSuicide. Despite that, Greg remains hopeful about the of his future.]]


* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact.

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* SeriesFauxnale: Part 18.
* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact. [[spoiler: And an additional year in the finale]].

Added DiffLines:

* EvolvingTitleScreen: [[spoiler: The comic's title is changed to: "26 Years Later", as it deals with the aftermath of Greg's BungledSuicide and the apparant one-year TimeSkip]].

Added DiffLines:

** The newspaper clip in part 19 reveals that Rowley is very remorseful of Greg's [[spoiler: bungled]] suicide and expresses regret in completely shutting him off from his life.


* DistantSequel: As the name states, the story's set two and half decades after its [[Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid parent work]]. A considerable amount of things happened in the intervening time, including Manny ditching his family to move to New York and Rodrick getting married.



* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact.

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* TimeSkip: To 2032, to be exact.exact.
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* BlackSheep: Manny has moved to moving to New York, leaving the rest of the family behind. They're not happy about it. and later Greg for [[spoiler: letting his father die.]]

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* BlackSheep: Manny has moved to moving to New York, leaving the rest of the family behind. They're not happy about it. and later Later, Greg gets into trouble for [[spoiler: letting failing to reveal Meemaw's egg in time to possibly save his father die.father.]]


-->"I haven't written in this thing in years. I was getting home from work today and I saw this thing lying under a stack of paperwork. I guess I used to like writing in it when I was a kid, so a figured I'd give it another try. Jesus, there's a lot of catching up to do. Where to start?"


''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later'' (Also known as simply ''25 Years Later'') is a semi-serious ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Website/{{Reddit}} user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit [=r/LodedDiper=]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/user/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]

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-->"I -->''I haven't written in this thing in years. I was getting home from work today and I saw this thing lying under a stack of paperwork. I guess I used to like writing in it when I was a kid, so a figured I'd give it another try. Jesus, there's a lot of catching up to do. Where to start?"


start?''


''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later'' (Also known as simply ''25 Years Later'') is a semi-serious ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Website/{{Reddit}} user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit [=r/LodedDiper=]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/user/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ com/r/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]



* [[spoiler: AdaptationalSexuality:]] [[spoiler: Greg is revealed as bisexual in this story.]]

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* [[spoiler: AdaptationalSexuality:]] [[spoiler: Greg AdaptationalSexuality: [[spoiler:Greg]] is revealed as bisexual in this story.]]



* BlackSheep: Manny for moving to New York, and later Greg for [[spoiler: letting his father die.]]
* [[spoiler: BungledSuicide:]] [[spoiler: Greg. See FakingTheDead]]

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* BlackSheep: Manny for moving to New York, and later BittersweetEnding: In the end, Greg for [[spoiler: letting [[spoiler:survives his father die.suicide attempt, but loses the use of his legs. He's still in therapy, but hopeful about the future.]]
* BlackSheep: Manny has moved to moving to New York, leaving the rest of the family behind. They're not happy about it. and later Greg for [[spoiler: BungledSuicide:]] [[spoiler: Greg. See FakingTheDead]]letting his father die.]]
* BungledSuicide: The final part of the story reveals that [[spoiler:Greg's]] suicide attempt wasn't successful.



* CerebusRetcon: The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is gay]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.

to:

* CerebusRetcon: CerebusRetcon:
**
The reveal that [[spoiler: Greg is gay]] puts Frank's treatment of him for not being "manly" enough in a much darker light.light.
** Fregley explains that his eccentric behaviour was his way to cope with an [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] and his parents' divorce.



* FormerTeenRebel: Rodrick, a EmoTeen in the original series, turns out HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife.

to:

* FormerTeenRebel: Rodrick, a EmoTeen in Rodrick. In the original series, turns out he's a BigBrotherBully EmoTeen who wants to leave home and become a rock star. He ends up HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife.wife. [[spoiler:In addition, his quote in the newspaper article shows that he genuinely cared about Greg.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Part 9 shows that Rowley has a Joshie poster on his house. Either he's kept an old one for ''years'', or Joshie is still around and Rowley still likes his music.



* HeelRealization: Greg, after [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Frank, who was diagnosed with lung cancer a year prior to the events of this fanfic.]]

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* HeelRealization: Greg, after After [[spoiler: sleeping with Bryce.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Frank, who was diagnosed with lung cancer a year prior
Bryce,]] Greg realizes that he's no better than Manny or his father -- he's lied and manipulated people to the events of this fanfic.]]get his way all his life.





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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Frank, who was diagnosed with lung cancer a year prior to the events of this fanfic.]]


Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later (Also known as simply "25 Years Later") is a semi-serious Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Reddit user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit r/lodeddiper. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/user/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]

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Diary Of A ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later Later'' (Also known as simply "25 ''25 Years Later") Later'') is a semi-serious Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, L.L.B.s (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Reddit Website/{{Reddit}} user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit r/lodeddiper.[=r/LodedDiper=]. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the name suggests,]] the story follows Greg Heffley as he comes to terms with his unresolved trauma and personal shortcomings in the year 2032. You can start reading it [[https://www.reddit.com/user/LodedDiper/comments/9lvsw0/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_25_years_later_part_1/ here.]]



* CallBack: Meemaw's diamond ring from Hard Luck makes a reappearance, and Greg finally decides to pawn it. [[spoiler: If only he had remembered it before Frank passed.]]

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* CallBack: Meemaw's diamond ring from Hard Luck ''Hard Luck'' makes a reappearance, and Greg finally decides to pawn it. [[spoiler: If only he had remembered it before Frank passed.]]



* FormerTeenRebel: Roderick, a EmoTeen in the original series, turns out HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife.
* HappilyMarried: Roderick with his wife.

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* FormerTeenRebel: Roderick, Rodrick, a EmoTeen in the original series, turns out HappilyMarried and financially stable with his new wife.
* HappilyMarried: Roderick Rodrick with his wife.



* MoralEventHorizon: [[JerkAss Manny]] When he [[spoiler: lights his dad's grave on fire. [[NightmareFuel Jesus.]]]]

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