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-->'''Ernesto''': ''If you get yourself alcohol poisoning I will not be the one to drag your body back home and break the news to your family, chamaco.''

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-->'''Ernesto''': ''If If you get yourself alcohol poisoning I will not be the one to drag your body back home and break the news to your family, chamaco.''


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: At the end of ''Fireworks'' it's revealed the whole story was told by Ernesto to Óscar and Felipe about [[ItsAllAboutMe how he wanted to became a musician]]. They proceed to remind him that he was supposed to tell them about the dangers of leaving Santa Cecilia while it's revolution.
-->'''Ernesto''': ''... And that is how I knew I was going to be a musician.''
-->'''Felipe''': ''That's...great? But I donít think thatís what Imelda wanted you to tell us.''
-->'''Ernesto''': ''No?''

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: At the end of ''Fireworks'' it's revealed the whole story was told by Ernesto to Óscar and Felipe about [[ItsAllAboutMe how he wanted to became a musician]]. They proceed to remind him that he was supposed to tell them about the dangers of leaving Santa Cecilia while it's during the revolution.
-->'''Ernesto''': ''... -->'''Ernesto''': ... And that is how I knew I was going to be a musician.''
musician.
-->'''Felipe''': ''That's...That's...great? But I donít think thatís what Imelda wanted you to tell us.''
us.
-->'''Ernesto''': ''No?''No?


-->'''Ernesto's father''': ''It will be your ruin. It is an obsession and I know how those work. It sucks the life out of you. Mark my words, it will bring you both to an early grave...''

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-->'''Ernesto's father''': ''It -->'''Estaban''': It will be your ruin. It is an obsession and [[TheAlcoholic I know how those work.work]]. It sucks the life out of you. Mark my words, it will bring you both to an early grave...''



-->'''Ernesto's mother''': ''Oh, dear! Youíre still too young to go on your on, Tito.''
-->'''Ernesto''': ''I'm not!''
-->'''Ernesto's mother''': ''You're six.''
-->'''Ernesto''': ''And a half!''

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-->'''Ernesto's mother''': ''Oh, Oh, dear! Youíre still too young to go on your on, Tito.''
Tito.
-->'''Ernesto''': ''I'm not!''
I'm not!
-->'''Ernesto's mother''': ''You're six.''
You're six.
-->'''Ernesto''': ''And And a half!''half!



* ParentsAsPeople: Despite being seen as a horrible and abusive father who doesn't let him have fun or enjoy music, Ernesto's father really does seem to care about what is best for him but just doesn't know how to handle him. Ernesto being bratty and rebellious didn't make it easy for him. He's also shown to suffer PTSD from a mining cave-in that he barely survived, [[TheAlcoholic which he self-medicates with alcohol]].

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* ParentsAsPeople: Despite being seen as a horrible and abusive father who doesn't let him have fun or enjoy music, Ernesto's father really does seem to care about what is best for him but just doesn't know how to handle him. Ernesto being bratty and rebellious didn't make it easy for him. He's also shown to suffer PTSD and chronic pain from a mining cave-in that he barely survived, [[TheAlcoholic which he self-medicates with alcohol]].


* ParentsAsPeople: Despite being seen as a horrible and abusive father who doesn't let him have fun or enjoy music, Ernesto's father really does seem to care about what is best for him but just doesn't know how to handle him. Ernesto being bratty and rebellious didn't make it easy for him. He's also shown to suffer PTSD from a mining cave-in that he barely survived, which he self-medicates with alcohol.

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* ParentsAsPeople: Despite being seen as a horrible and abusive father who doesn't let him have fun or enjoy music, Ernesto's father really does seem to care about what is best for him but just doesn't know how to handle him. Ernesto being bratty and rebellious didn't make it easy for him. He's also shown to suffer PTSD from a mining cave-in that he barely survived, [[TheAlcoholic which he self-medicates with alcohol.alcohol]].


* '''Revolution''': 16-year-old Ernesto is captured by government soldiers during the time of TheMexicanRevolution. 12-year-old Héctor decides to leave Santa Cecilia to save his friend, but he has a fated meeting with a certain girl.

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* '''Revolution''': 16-year-old Ernesto is captured by government soldiers during the time of TheMexicanRevolution.UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution. 12-year-old Héctor decides to leave Santa Cecilia to save his friend, but he has a fated meeting with a certain girl.



* TheMexicanRevolution: The story happens during that era, after all. It's a plot point during ''"Revolution"''.

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* TheMexicanRevolution: UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution: The story happens during that era, after all. It's a plot point during ''"Revolution"''.



* ParentsAsPeople: Despite being seen as a horrible and abusive father who doesn't let him have fun or enjoy music, Ernesto's father really does seem to care about what is best for him but just doesn't know how to handle him. Ernesto being bratty and rebellious didn't make it easy for him.

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* ParentsAsPeople: Despite being seen as a horrible and abusive father who doesn't let him have fun or enjoy music, Ernesto's father really does seem to care about what is best for him but just doesn't know how to handle him. Ernesto being bratty and rebellious didn't make it easy for him. He's also shown to suffer PTSD from a mining cave-in that he barely survived, which he self-medicates with alcohol.



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* '''Niño''': Héctor wishes that Imelda and Ernesto would stop treating him like a kid. Meanwhile, Imelda's quinceañera is coming soon.


Has a sequel on the same universe, named ''Fanfic/DownToDust''.

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Has a sequel on the same universe, named ''Fanfic/DownToDust''.
''Fanfic/DownToDust''. And a sequel based on an alternate continuity named ''Fanfic/TheBedsideGhost''.


** Ernesto shows hints that he's sociopathic since childhood. Héctor is selectively oblivious about this, but Imelda quickly notices and develops a dislike for Ernesto.

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** Ernesto shows hints that he's sociopathic since childhood. Héctor is selectively oblivious about this, but Imelda quickly notices and develops a dislike for disliking of Ernesto.

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* FreudianExcuse: Ernesto is beaten by his father at home and is thus convinced that becoming a musician is the only way out of his house and hometown. That said, this doesn't make him redeemable.


* TheSociopath: Ernesto carries all the traits of a classic, narcissistic sociopath, even as a small child. He runs off to San Luz in order to see the fireworks (since his parents forbid him so) and doesn't care what happens to them. He even says his father can die, for all he cares. Imelda is understandably creeped out by this.

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* TheSociopath: Ernesto carries all the traits of a classic, narcissistic sociopath, even as a small child. He He's always painting himself as the victim (blaming his abusive father for all his problems) and guilt-tripping Héctor into obedience. In his EstablishingCharacterMoment, he runs off to San Luz in order to see the fireworks (since his parents forbid him so) and doesn't care what happens to them. He even says his father can die, for all he cares. Imelda is understandably creeped out by this.


* FragileFlower: Héctor cries ''a lot''. Though this is probably more a by-product of his very, very parasitic relationship with Ernesto.



* TheSociopath: Ernesto is sociopathic since childhood. He runs off to San Luz in order to see the fireworks (since his parents forbid him so) and doesn't care what happens to them. He even says his father can die, for all he cares. Imelda is understandably creeped out by this.

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* TheSociopath: Ernesto is sociopathic since childhood.carries all the traits of a classic, narcissistic sociopath, even as a small child. He runs off to San Luz in order to see the fireworks (since his parents forbid him so) and doesn't care what happens to them. He even says his father can die, for all he cares. Imelda is understandably creeped out by this.

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* AbusiveParents: Ernesto's father, Esteban de la Cruz.


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* FamilyOfChoice: Ernesto seems to spend more time hanging around Héctor's house than at his own (and if ''Fanfic/DownToDust'' is to be believed, continues to do so in adulthood), which Imelda calls him out on. It's stated that Ernesto wants to avoid his abusive father at home.


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* OriginsEpisode


* TheSociopath: Ernesto is sociopathic since childhood. He runs off to San Luz in order to see the fireworks (since his parents forbid him so) and doesn't care what happens to them. He even says his father can die, for all he cares. Imelda is understably creeped out by this.

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* TheSociopath: Ernesto is sociopathic since childhood. He runs off to San Luz in order to see the fireworks (since his parents forbid him so) and doesn't care what happens to them. He even says his father can die, for all he cares. Imelda is understably understandably creeped out by this.


* ''The Moment'': 8-year-old Héctor and 12-year-old Ernesto sneak into a tavern to listen to music, as they think about why they love music and performance so much.
* ''Presagio'': In order to become famous musicians in the future, Héctor and Ernesto sneak into a cave to practice. However, there's a heavy rain in the sky...
* ''Revolution'': 16-year-old Ernesto is captured by government soldiers during the time of TheMexicanRevolution. 12-year-old Héctor decides to leave Santa Cecilia to save his friend, but he has a fated meeting with a certain girl.
* ''Halfway'': Shortly after the events of ''Revolution'', Héctor is ashamed that Imelda might see him as just a child, so he drinks a mouthful of tequila. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Fireworks'': Héctor and Ernesto's first meeting as toddlers, after Ernesto hides in the Riveras's delivery cart to see fireworks at the neighbor city.

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* ''The Moment'': '''The Moment''': 8-year-old Héctor and 12-year-old Ernesto sneak into a tavern to listen to music, as they think about why they love music and performance so much.
* ''Presagio'': '''Presagio''': In order to become famous musicians in the future, Héctor and Ernesto sneak into a cave to practice. However, there's a heavy rain in the sky...
* ''Revolution'': '''Revolution''': 16-year-old Ernesto is captured by government soldiers during the time of TheMexicanRevolution. 12-year-old Héctor decides to leave Santa Cecilia to save his friend, but he has a fated meeting with a certain girl.
* ''Halfway'': '''Halfway''': Shortly after the events of ''Revolution'', Héctor is ashamed that Imelda might see him as just a child, so he drinks a mouthful of tequila. HilarityEnsues.
* ''Fireworks'': '''Fireworks''': Héctor and Ernesto's first meeting as toddlers, after Ernesto hides in the Riveras's delivery cart to see fireworks at the neighbor city.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Héctor seems to border on this- he's sweet, humble, obedient, and pretty happy considering how much he gets bossed around by Ernesto. [[spoiler: This comes to bite at him in the ass later, as the only time he decides to stand up on his own (by leaving Ernesto and returning to Coco and Imelda) it gets him killed.]]

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