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* The 2001 film, look [[Film/Bully here]]

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-> "''So here I am, at probably the worst school in the country, whose alumni are nothing but arms dealers, serial killers, and [[AcceptableProfessionalTargets corporate lawyers]]. Real scum. And that old creep thinks he can tame me? We shall see, my friend. I only give people what they have coming to them.''"
-->--'''Jimmy'''"

A videogame by Rockstar Entertainment following in the footsteps of ''GrandTheftAuto'', combining the WideOpenSandbox and questionable moral alignment of GTA with the fantasy of besting (or, if you prefer, beating up) {{the bully}} who made your own school years hell.

Jimmy Hopkins, a boy of 15 with a troubled past, is left at Bullworth Academy while his mom (on her 5th marriage) and new stepdad are gone on a year long honeymoon cruise. Expelled repeatedly, Bullworth is his last stop before Juvenile Hall, and he can't afford to get in trouble again. Unfortunately, trouble finds him the second he steps inside the school gates, when three bullies attack him.

Jimmy makes two friends, shy everykid Petey Kowalski, and scheming sociopath Gary Smith. He finds out that the school is in constant turmoil due to the feuding of five cliques: The Bullies, The Nerds, The Preppies, The Greasers, and The Jocks. The cliques hate each other and pretty much everyone outside their social circle. The teachers are mostly aloof and apathetic at best, and downright corrupt at worst. School Principal Dr. Crabblesnitch ignores the bullying that goes on, calling it "school spirit."

The game follows Jimmy's ongoing battle as he takes on each clique one at a time to try and tranquilize them.

Before the actual details of the game were released, {{Moral Guardian|s}} Jack Thompson [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=91#60 took issue with this game]]. Well, ''of course'' he did. And finding out that the game was a lot less violent than the ''GrandTheftAuto'' series (no blood, let alone death) didn't stop him; maybe he just wanted to maintain his image of hatred for Rockstar. Other MoralGuardians claimed that it would make kids think bullying was cool, though the storyline encourages standing up for those too weak to stand up for themselves, and treats hitting girls, authority figures, or children as ''the'' worst crimes you can commit. Though one mission involves helping the [[{{Rape Is Ok When It Is Female On Male}} cafeteria lady rape a male teacher]]...

In 2008 ''[[UpdatedRerelease Bully: Scholarship Edition]]'' was released for the PC, and 360. This version featured a few exclusive missions, extra [[MiniGame classes]], new [[AndYourRewardIsClothes outfits]] and some minor improvements to the graphics.

[[http://bullygame.wikia.com/wiki/Bully_Wiki Has its own wiki.]]

As well as its own [[Characters/{{Bully}} character sheet]].

In 2009, scorer Shawn Lee [[http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/2009/11/10/tgl-exclusive-interview-reveals-possible-bully-sequel/ suggested that a sequel was in the works]] but nothing has appeared so far.
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!'''Tropes:'''

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Not stated outright, but, considering the elaborate class presidential elections, and the extreme levels of power the Head Boy is implied to have, one has to wonder.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The basement tunnels under Bullworth are big enough to hold an entire fighting pit, complete with chain link walls and an announcer's booth.
* AdultsAreUseless: A ''duh''. It's a ''school''. The nicest adults are never seen outside their classrooms.
** However; Dr. Crabblesnitch will ''indeed'' step in when he knows what was going on.
* TheAlcoholic: Mr. Galloway.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Jimmy gets the affection of every hot girl in school over the course of the game. Most of the girls also think Johnny Vincent is hot. This also might explain why the fangirls love Gary so much.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Pretty much what Mandy's popularity runs on.
* [[AllThereInTheManual All There in the Data Files]]: There's almost no way to match the various adults in town with their names. The data files for the characters included the names, though, and some hex editors over on Bully Wiki exhaustively worked out who was who.
* AlphaBitch: Mandy Wiles, head cheerleader who mercilessly teases nerd girl Beatrice. She also keeps up a steady stream of catty remarks against Lola, who is her top competition for "hottest girl in the school". Slightly subverted in that it's hinted she's actually a nice person and that her Libbyness is a combination of peer pressure and insecurity.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Edgar Munsen.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Let's just call out Petey on this one. There's the conversation where Gary asks him if he's watching swim team for the girls or the boys and the only answer he manages is "Shut up, Gary." There's also the time he makes a really, really awkward joke about Jimmy becoming a male stripper.
* AnachronismStew: The school and the town appear to be caught in a time warp. The game is ostensibly set in the present day (there is reference to the school banning MP3 players), but the cars, the computers, and the preppies look like they came out of the '80s, while the Greasers are a throwback to the '50s. This was deliberate on Rockstar's part -- they wanted both adult and teenage gamers to be able to enjoy it, and thus, they threw in elements from multiple time periods rather than grounding it in one.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: A somewhat weird example. Ammo for your weapons is dropped in fights, so the only thing you really use your money for is getting a haircut and expanding your wardrobe. The clothes don't really provide any benefits, and if you wear anything but your uniform on school grounds the prefects yell but do nothing else at you for breaking dress code.
** Then again, the Black Ninja Outfit (which you get for completing the school yearbook) and Green Ninja Outfit (which you get for making 2000 succesful hits with long-ranged weapons) both add bonuses to your character (Black makes you invisible to authorities to an extent, and Green increases damage, range, and hit ratio for long-range weapons).
* AnticlimaxBoss: Read ''Breather Boss'' below.
* AntiHero: Jimmy's located somewhere on the SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes. Depending on how the player chooses to control Jimmy, he could range from Type 2 to Type 4. Safest to call him a Type 3 though.
* TheArtifact: A character named Bob was removed from the game fairly early on in development for unknown reasons. Problem was that one of the very first cutscenes completed had Bob in it. So they just left him in that one cutscene. (Bob is the huge-shouldered white kid in the wrestling uniform in the cutscene in front of the burning gym)
* ArtificialAtmosphericActions: Several random NPC dialogues can sound...very artificial to say the least. Not to mention, you can have a ''lot'' of fun with Kick-Me signs, sometimes even the ''prefects'' or the ''gym teacher'' will run over and kick a student with them!
** This also borders on the funny side of the trope. Because everyone "Resets" when you do something like go to class or enter a building, it's possible someone you beat up a couple hours earlier to ask you to run an errand for them. And the prefects ''never'' remember the Swirlie you gave them unless they witnessed you giving one.
* ArtificialStupidity: Put down a volcano firework. No matter how many times you blew people up during the previous days, people will still gather around it and say "Ooooooooh!" until it explodes in their faces.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the cliques are led by the toughest member. The adults (including the female nurse in her late 60s) are always tougher than the students (even the All-American linebacker). Dr. Crabblesnitch, in his one non-cutscene appearance, has four times the stamina of any other character.
** The Jocks clique averts this, since they're lead by the star quarterback rather than the aforementioned All-American linebacker.
** The Preps play with this. To be specific, Derby's free-roam model and Bif share the exact same stats. Derby's boss fight model hasn't actually been located in the data files yet, and so can't be compared to any other character. Being that Derby spends the boss fight hiding behind his friends and he's quite a bit shorter than Bif, he's generally assumed to be the weaker of the two.
* BackgroundBoss: The Earnest Jones boss fight.
* [[BadAss Badass]]: Jimmy Hopkins. He may be only 15, but any teenager who can whoop that much ass single-handedly is definitely worthy of the title. Entire ''cliques'' are frequently beaten into submission by his fists alone. Sheer numbers and even being bigger than him doesn't seem to help.
** Russell Northrop qualifies. He's the single toughest random fight in the game, and is capable of beating up a pro boxer (Bif). He's also your first boss fight. Later on, we see him doing such BadAss things as holding a shopkeeper in Old Bullworth Vale off the ground by the neck with one arm, chasing off two prefects, and ''stealing a police motorcycle,'' something not even Jimmy can do. [[spoiler: His simplemindedness also makes him the only person largely immune to Gary's manipulations.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Beatrice Trudeau, who holds the trope itself in disdain.
* BigBad: Gary Smith
* BiggerBad: Derby Harrington's father. He doesn't appear in the game and is only mentioned in some lines of random dialogue, but he holds undue influence over the school and the principal and has quite a bit of responsibility for the general corruption and rottenness in Bullworth Academy.
* TheBigGuy: Russell Northrop post HeelFaceTurn.
* BiTheWay: Jimmy has the option of romancing and kissing certain boys in the school. Though there is never anything mentioned about it in any dialogue or plot. He seems to prefer the ladies.
* {{BFG}}: The Potato Gun. Probably the closest you're going to get in a T rated game about going to school.
* BlackAndNerdy: Cornelius Johnson
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Play the game a few times and be surprised at how morally ambiguous it ''isn't''. Although Jimmy's a great example of GoodIsNotNice, there's really no question about who the good guys and bad guys are.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Derby Harrington
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Bullworth Academy
* BondOneLiner: After beating the Mascot and stealing the costume, Jimmy quips "Sometimes you just gotta take the bull by the horns."
* BoringInsult: Don't call Gary boring...
* BossBattle
** AntiClimaxBoss / BreatherBoss: The final one-on-one punch-out against Gary on the school roof. Despite [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome truly epic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbCiqpVIZ0 final battle music]], he's no tougher than the standard enemy Mooks you've been beating up throughout the game, and may even be weaker, considering he spends most of the fight blocking your punches with his face.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense if you think about it.]] After all, what sort of fighting experience did Gary have, especially when compared to the punch-happy Jimmy?
*** The difficulty of that fight is largely based on chance, depending on how good you are at dodging Gary's attacks before you can get to him, or pure luck, seeing as how you can't dodge his thrown bricks. If your luck doesn't hold out, you might go into the actual fight with your health almost gone.
** BackgroundBoss: The nerd boss fight is the background.
** BullfightBoss: Two. The fight against Russell and the fight against the Mascot. The latter being a literal one.
** FlunkyBoss: The boss fight between Derby Harrington. He starts off fighting you alongside his minions, then after beating them up he hops behind a counter (Where you can't hit him for some reason) and then shouts, "Give me a hand in here boys!" and gets more preppies to come after you.
** GetBackHereBoss: The early boss fight against Davis starts with a lengthy chase before Jimmy's able to tree him on a scaffold. And during the final fight against Gary, you have to make your way across an obstacle course while he throws bricks at you. To a lesser extent the fights against Johnny and Edgar have chase sections as well.
** HighSpeedBattle: The boss fight against Johnny Vincent is fought on a bicycle. However, you don't actually ''need'' to get on a bike for that since you could literally get in a corner (After taking out the adds) and fling slingshots at him.
** TennisBoss: The boss fight against Ted Thompson, who can only be beaten by throwing his explosive-laced footballs back at him to take out his bodyguards and ''then'' tackling him.
* BossInMookClothing: Bif and Damon are the toughest, strongest members of their cliques (Preppies and Jocks, respectively) but both can be found randomly wandering around Bullworth like normal students. It's rather hard to tell Bif apart from the rest of his clique. Averted with Russell, who is also randomly present but is actually a boss and is obviously different from the other Bullies. Ironically, in the storyline, you fight these three in order of most to least dangerous.
* BottomlessMagazines: The slingshot, although it makes sense because the average ammunition for a slingshot is pebbles and small rocks.
* {{Bowdlerized}}: There were a few cutscenes viewable in the game trailers that didn't make the final cut, probably because of all the negative publicity the game was getting pre-release. Makes you wonder what got left out that no one knows about. Most but not all of these were re-added in ''Scholarship Edition''.
** Also, the ''entire game'' was renamed to ''Canis Canem Edit''- GratuitousLatin for ''Dog Eat Dog''- for the initial release in the PAL regions.
* BritishEducationSystem: A major influence, particularly in the use of the Prefects and Head Boy.
* TheBully: An entire clique of them. Although really, ''every single clique'' in the school counts. Even the Nerds pick on Non-Clique kids who happen to wander by the Library.
* BullyHunter: Jimmy is practically the trope codifier.
* BurgerFool: Jimmy gets a job where he has to dress up in an awful yellow and red uniform with a hat shaped like a box of fries and deliver burgers.
* ButtMonkey: Petey Kowalski is, in his own words, "too cool to be a dork and too dorky to be anything else." Gary picks on him endlessly and even his only friend Jimmy won't treat him with respect.
** Also, the whole Nerd Clique who are, in their own words, "Laughed at and mercilessly bullied by just about everyone."
** It is also worth mentioning that even said nerd clique refuses to accept Petey, [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards because they feel he is too dorky and will worsen their image]].
* ButNotTooGay: The game went to a fair amount of effort to establish all the boys who Jimmy can kiss as bisexual, not fully gay. Cornelius pines for Mandy, Gord dates Lola, Trent and Duncan are both girl-crazy, Kirby at least likes women's [[FootFocus feet]]. Vance is sometimes thought to be fully gay, but he has a couple hard to catch lines of dialogue about hanging out with girls. Interestingly, the deleted character Bob was ManlyGay and openly disliked girls.
* CampGay: Gord Vendome. Although he's canonically bisexual, the voice and fashion obsession plant him in this camp.
* CanonDiscontinuity: On the official Bully website, there were some canon differences from the game. Most notably was Tad Spencer, who was prominently introduced on the website before the game came out as Tad Smith-Althorp Smith. Then, when the "Facebook" section of the website was released months after the game, the old name errors were still there, along with a few new ones.
** And of course, the character whose name the game designers couldn't keep straight, Clint aka Henry. The name "Clint" is never used in ''Bully''. In ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'', he's mainly called Clint, but they missed a few instances of Henry. He was credited in both games as "Clint (aka Henry)."
* CaptainErsatz: [[DungeonsAndDragons Grottoes and Gremlins]]
** And characters encountered in the games hit the PlayerArchetypes as well. Most of the Nerds consider [[TheRoleplayer roleplaying]] the "high point of human achievement." On the other hand, the townie kid Duncan is a fan of the game because you can "[[TheRealMan kill things]] and [[TheMunchkin take their stuff]]."
* CatFight: Kissing a girl in front of another girl will cause them to break out in one.
* TheCheerleader: Mandy is never out of uniform and is very close to the stereotypical portrayal of cheerleaders. There are three other girls on the squad (Pinky, Angie and Christy). They're not as mean as Mandy, but they're meaner while in their cheerleading outfits than they are the rest of the time.
* ChekhovsGun: During Chapter 2, you can see Gord on a movie date with Lola. By the time Chapter 3 comes around, news of it has gotten back to Lola's perpetually enraged boyfriend, Johnny Vincent...
* CherryTapping: It's possible to win fights, including some boss fights, by giving your opponent a wedgie. The wedgie does a little bit of damage, and if their lifebar is low enough...
* ClimbingClimax
* ClosetKey: Russell Northrop is Troy Miller's closet key.
* [[DrillSergeantNasty Coach Nasty]]: Mr. Burton.
* CombatPragmatist: Jimmy has no problem fighting dirty, up to and including tripping the opponent, kicking them while they're down, kneeing them in the groin, slamming them against walls or furniture, or even using weapons.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: When Jimmy expresses disbelief that Lola would have anything to do with Algie, Earnest agrees with him - because it's "preposterous - everyone knows Algie likes blonds."
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Bully? That's the Columbine game, right?
* CryingWolf: You can pull the fire alarm a lot. Chances are the fire department only come when someone physically ''calls'' them considering how often you hear the fire alarm getting pulled. (One of the nerds even says, "Oh boy! A fire!" if you pull the fire alarm)
* DeadpanSnarker: Plenty. This especially goes for Jimmy and Gary.
* DeanBitterman: Dr. Crabblesnitch, although subverted in that he's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure ''despite'' being a Dean Bitterman. He scoffs at the idea that bullying is a problem and that his staff is corrupt, but when handed proof of such he takes the right action immediately. But, if that proof isn't iron-clad, expect to be labeled the troublemaker.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Although all the cliques accept Jimmy to varying degrees after he beats their clique leaders, Russell fully becomes Jimmy's friend after they fight.
** Spoofed regarding the Nerds. Jimmy wants their help to take on the Jocks, but they want nothing to do with him. He's forced to beat them up and invade their observatory, and when their leader Ernest finds his offer of friendship questionable (since he just beat him up) Jimmy snaps "We're buddies!"
* TheDeterminator: In the boss fight against the Jocks, Damon West is pelted with exploding footballs. He dusts himself off and proclaims that a little blood never hurt anyone.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Throwing food in the cafeteria will result in the students starting a food fight.
** Entering a swear word during the English classes, only available during English 2, will prompt an amused reaction from the teacher instead of the usual response.
* DevilInPlainSight: Gary is such an obvious liar.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: As stated, ''long'' before the game was released, and all anyone had to go one was just the title, every MoralGuardian protested that the game was about playing a bully and beating up students. Some went as far as to say that it would be a {{Columbine}} simulator, simply because it was made by the same company that made ''GrandTheftAuto''. Even though the game is actually about ''stopping'' all the bullying going on in school. And then after the game came out, everyone switched their protest reasons to the fact that there's an option to kiss some boys, crying out that it was some kind of gay agenda. Even though technically you can only be straight or bi in the game, but not gay.
** The first part was most likely intentional on Rockstar's part, as they have a history of deliberately stirring up controversy in order to get tons of free publicity for their games.
*** A lot of the early information on the game was scarce, with the game being presumably rated M and the only early images depicted Jimmy harassing other students. It wasn't until after the controversy arose that Rockstar came out with true information on the game that made it look like the backlash was overblown.
* DiscoDan: It seems that the Greasers are stuck in the '50's.
* DisappearedDad: We never see Jimmy's father, only his mother and stepfather.
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: The drunken Santa. Every other character just brushes it off when Jimmy starts snarkin'.
* TheDragon: Bif Taylor to Derby Harrington, Norton Williams to Johnny Vincent, Damon West (who has a bit of TheStarscream in him) to Ted Thompson, Omar Romero to Edgar Munsen. Subverted in that all of them but Bif and Damon are weaker than those that lead them.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: One mission has Jimmy dress up as a Prep to kill Derby's plant. Though you can also get clothes to match the other cliques.
** He also dresses up as The School Mascot once, as well as an asylum warden.
* DrowningMySorrows: Again, Mr. Galloway
* DummiedOut: Hattrick Manor's indoors. Apparently early on in the game's development Jimmy was going to have to break into the house. That idea was scrapped, but they left what little of the inside of the house that had been finished, in the game. It can be accessed by jumping with a bike and falling through the roof.
* {{Eagleland}}: To quote Jimmy, "It's ''America''! We go in there with threats and bribes until we get what we want. If all else fails, we beat the crap out of ''everyone''."
-->'''Russell''': ''Russell likes to hurt people...'' '''''For Peace!'''''
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Justified in that Bullworth is a BoardingSchool.
* EnemyDetectingRadar: Jimmy has one that rivals [[MetalGearSolid Solid Snake's.]] No explanation, just for ease of gameplay.
* ExtendedGameplay: "Endless Summer." Bullworth is your sandbox. Get going.
* {{Expy}}: Jimmy looks an awful lot like a younger version of James Earl Cash from {{Manhunt}}, another Rockstar game, and even has the same first name.
* EvilTeacher: Both [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Burton]], the gym teacher, and Mr. Hattrick qualify.
* FaceHeelTurn: Gary Smith starts out as your friend but early on betrays you, although if you didn't see it coming you must be GenreBlind.
* FakeBrit: Over half of the Preppy clique speak with faux British accent to sound more sophisticated than the "paupers."
* FallenPrincess: Mandy Wiles, after risqué photos are taken of her, blown up into posters and placed all over town.
* FauxActionGirl: Zoe Taylor is a mild example. Although according to dialogue she enjoys and is very good at fighting, she's as weak as all the other girls in the game if she's actually provoked.
* FilleFatale: Lola Lombardi. She speaks in double entendres (bike races make her... ''excited''), and she uses her looks to get homework help from Nerds and money from Preppies.
* FiveManBand: [[TheHero Jimmy]] and his allies ([[ThesmartGuy Petey]], [[TheBigGuy Russell]], [[TheChick Zoe]] and [[TheLancer Edgar ]]) durring the last mission.
* {{Five Token Band}}: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a {{Twofer Token Minority}} with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' gay.
* FiredTeacher: Mr. Burton and Mr. Hattrick at the end.
* FootFocus: Kirby Olsen likes the girls' feet.
* FutureLoser: Osbourne (one of the town bums) used to be the star quarterback for the football team. Now, he's a bum, and the cheerleader he married "couldn't wear her old cheerleading skirt as a garter."
* {{Gamebreaker}}: It's debatable but perhaps the unlocked go-kart is ''too awesome for the game world''. It is faster than all the cars and will comfortably leave any police or prefects for dust.
** Additionally you can use mopeds for the bike races. Jimmy on a moped + everyone else on mountain bikes = [[{{Nerf}} nerfed races.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: You can actually beat up as many students as you want and merely get detention. Heck, you can even do stuff like beat up ''the faculty'' ([[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking if you manage to do this]]) and run into a prefect with a lawnmower or hit him with a shovel and you won't get expelled, whereas Crabblesnitch would have ''more'' than enough reason to do so.
** AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Because one could get expelled before [[spoiler:the story demands it]]. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to give a prefect a swirlie and then watch as later in the day he appeared to have forgotten it.
* GangOfHats: Most cliques in the school.
* GayOption: Well, it doesn't really affect the overall storyline, but Jimmy can kiss a few of the guys in the game if the player chooses to have him do so. And it's more like [=Bi Option=] anyway. Getting girlfriends is a mandatory part of the game. Boyfriends are strictly optional - unless you're playing the [=XBox 360=] version and want all the achievement points. Then you ''[[ButThouMust must]]'' kiss 20 boys for the achievement "Over The Rainbow."
* GenreBlind: Jimmy spends most of the game inexplicably refusing to deal with/address/hunt down Gary, instead giving him free reign to make trouble behind the scenes.
* GoldenSaucer: The Carnival.
** SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: The game has it's own version of the Gold Saucer, the amusement park, but there's also a ton of races, collecting, and other side stuff to keep you away from the main story for a while.
* {{Gonk}}: Eunice Pound, the morbidly obese girl with a thick husky voice, small vocabulary and elephantine legs, embodies this, especially since 90% of the girls at Bullworth are way, way above average in looks.
** Edna the lunchlady also definitely qualifies.
* GoodIsNotNice: Jimmy embodies this.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: While Jimmy has a couple cute nicks on his head Gary has the cliche scar through the eye. Chad (one of the Preppies) has a fencing scar on his cheek.
* GroinAttack: "Nooo! I needed those!"
** Best of all when assaulting a prefect: "My nards!" a hilarious {{Bowdlerized}} version of the British slang "Kicked in the nads!"
** "My girlfriend is going to be pissed at you, ugh."
** "Don't lie, Petey. Don't you lie. Because you know what we do to liars. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch We kick them in the BALLS.]]"
* HandsomeLech: Trent Northwick. Not only is he a handsome lech, he doesn't even [[DepravedBisexual sex discriminate]].
* HannibalLecture: Gary delivers quite the memorable one to Jimmy.
--> Gary: "If youíve proved to be one thing this year, itís slow. [[GetBackHereBoss Youíll never catch me, Hopkins!]] [[IdiotHero Youíre too trusting, Jimmie. From the start, you were pathetically naïve.]] Poor little Jimmie, all alone in big scary Bullworth, under fire from Russell and his goons, desperate for help. So sad, so hopeless, just needing a friend, any friend. [[TheChessmaster You were so easy to manipulate,]] Jimmie. And once we were friends, it was all so clear! [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism You had your lust for power, but without intelligence to back it up.]] [[UnwittingPawn Using you as a pawn was so wonderfully obvious.]] Let Jimmie have his fun! Let him play his childish little games with Earnest, Ted, Darby, Johnny, and Edgar, and just wait for the right moment to swoop in and take it all. It was like lining up dominoes, it all fell together so perfectly. While you were off wasting your time with whores like Lola, I was in the dorm planning. [[SideQuest While you were racing bikes, while you were playing at the carnival like a child, my plan was coming together.]] [[XanatosGambit And the thing is, if I win, youíre just another punk! You win, and you get sent away even quicker for beating up the Head Boy!]]"

* HeelFaceTurn: Russell Northrop and Edgar Munsen.
* HelloNurse: Ms. Philips who is considered by far the most attractive woman in the school.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Jimmy's final love interest is red haired Townie girl Zoe Taylor.
* HollywoodNerd: Subverted by Beatrice, who's actually closer to the {{Nerd}} trope played straight. The only thing worse than her fashion sense is her hairdo (and maybe her coldsores and braces). She could probably pull a BeautifulAllAlong if she wanted to, but she never makes an attempt to do so.
** For that matter, the girls actually subvert a ''lot'' of stereotypes. (Well, other than maybe Lola but that's cause her stereotype is based off of ''{{Grease}}'') Pinky appears to be a SpoiledBrat but she turns out to be SpoiledSweet when Jimmy takes her out, Beatrice can easily pull a BeautifulAllAlong, Mandy is the AlphaBitch but it's implied she is that way due to peer pressure, and when she becomes a FallenPrincess, is ''significantly'' nicer.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Jimmy gets one for Christmas. It's an actual mission that is required he pick it up. And afterwards, he has to go back to the dorms to change out of it, subjugating himself to much shame and humilation from the other students.
* HotForStudent: Jimmy mistakenly believes Ms. Philips is this for him.
** Also, Mr. Burton is this for the female students as Zoe explains, though made very obvious earlier by the Panty Raid mission.
* HotForTeacher: Jimmy and most of the other students are this for Ms. Philips.
* HoYay: And not just the gay options, either.
** Troy's crush on Russell - see Closet Key above.
** On one mission you can see bully, Trent Northwick, and jock, Kirby Olsen, holding hands in line at the movie theater.
** During the mission where Jimmy has to protect Earnest while he gives a speech, Earnest goes into unnecessary detail about how good looking Ted Thompson is, with an odd, longing tone in his voice.
** And for the distaff counterpart, Lola and Mandy are a [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial little too insistent]] when it comes to how unattractive they find each other.
** All Peanut ever seems to talk about is Johnny.
* HulkSpeak: "Russell SMAAAAASSSHHHH!"
* HundredPercentCompletion
* IKnowMaddenKombat: Some of the Jocks use football tackles when they fight. Also, Jocks and Bullies can be seen using baseball bats as weapons.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Galloway says this if he is annoyed. Or exasperated. Or just whenever.
* IdiotBall: Apparently, Gary carries a bunch of these around and hands them out to people before he talks to them.
* IncestIsRelative: It's clearly stated, repeatedly, that the rich, preppy kids' ancestors inbred frequently in the hope of keeping their family trees pure.
-->Tad Spencer: "First cousins is legal, my friend! ''Le-gal''!"
-->Pinky Gauthier: "I don't really like [Derby], but he's my cousin. Our family wants us to get married. You know, keep up the tradition? It used to be brother and sister until it was made illegal. My aunt has four thumbs."
* InterfaceScrew: Starts at 1:00 a.m. and gets screwier until 2:00 a.m., at which point you pass out.
* JerkJock: Ted especially, but all the jocks fit this to some extent, as do the Preppies.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jimmy, totally. Edgar Munsen counts as this too. He helps Jimmy [[spoiler:quell the riot]] during the final mission despite the fact that he hates Bullworth and most of the students therein. Arguably, Dr. Crabblesnitch is one of these too.
* TheJimmyHartVersion: Several songs from the soundtrack are this to varying degrees. For example, the soundtrack the the mission "Tagging" seems to be inspired by "Good Times" by Chic, Norton's {{Boss Fight}} sounds like "Human Fly" by The Cramps, etc.
* KissingCousins: At the beginning of the game, Derby dates his first cousin Pinky. This isn't just common but encouraged among the Preppies.
* LargeHam: Seth Kolbe. "EEEVILDOER!"
** During the end of mission "I run this clique now" speeches, Jimmy hams it up pretty good himself.
--> '''Jimmy:''' Who's the baddest?! Me! Who's the toughest?! Me!
* LethalChef: Edna, who's hygiene, cooking, and cleanliness are all... somewhat lacking.
* LighterAndFluffier: [[http://www.tylersart.com/bully.html Old concept art]] shows all the characters as rougher around the edges and uglier, lots of them have muscles like pro wrestlers, Zoe's outfit was extremely {{stripperiffic}}, and the Prefects carried batons around and looked more than a bit like skinheads... the game was, er, softened from this visualization.
* LighterAndSofter: The game is this compared to Rockstar's other high profile releases before it, {{Manhunt}} and the GrandTheftAuto series. A T rated game with no blood, no guns, and no killing.
* LightningBruiser: Jimmy is able to outrun or keep up with just about everybody in the game, in addition to kicking much ass.
* LostForever: In the original version of the game this would happen to any mission you failed to complete before moving on to the next chapter, preventing you from getting OneHundredPercentCompletion. This was corrected in the ''Scholarship Edition'' which allowed you to do any mission you missed after completing the main game.
* ManipulativeBastard: Gary Smith, Derby Harrington.
* {{Meganekko}}: Angie.
* MoneyForNothing: You get cash for almost every mission you pass, regardless of whether it makes sense.
* MoralGuardians: As with other high profile Rockstar games, this one had them up in arms.
* MurderSimulators: What the MoralGuardians claimed it was, which is a little difficult when ''you can't kill anyone.''
* MrsRobinson: Teased then subverted by Ms. Philips. She would've been the "hot older woman" variation if it had been played straight. (Though, not that much older...)
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Jimmy's christmas sweater.
* {{Nerd}}: A whole clique of them. And every nerd trope in the book is probably filled by at least one of 'em.
* NewEraSpeech: Jimmy gives these each time he takes over a clique.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Jimmy vandalizing the Town Hall leads to getting expelled]].
* NoBisexuals: Averted, if somewhat heavy-handedly, as mentioned in ButNotTooGay.
* NoIndoorVoice: Edna is a really bad offender, but several other teachers and students are close.
** Mr. Burton, when asking Jimmy to go on a 'covert' Panty Raid mission, is practically shouting at him; it's a wonder the whole town doesn't hear him.
* NoodleIncident: One takes place during the game. It's never actually mentioned ''what'' Johnny Vincent did to get committed. From what you're told of Johnny, it would be more likely he'd get arrested instead. Jimmy doesn't seem to care though.
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy: Most of the teachers and prefects fall into this category.
* NoSwastikas: There are no swastikas on the SS officer uniform that Gary wears for Halloween.
* ObviouslyEvil: If the scar and somewhat creepy things Gary says at the beginning of the game don't tip you off, the Nazi uniform he wears for Halloween certainly will.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Said by the nerd Melvin O'Connor if you beat him up.
* ParentalAbandonment / ParentalNeglect: Jimmy's mother and stepfather are guilty of this. They fit the negative stereotype of parents with kids in boarding schools, since they dump him at Bullworth, so they can go off on a year long honeymoon.
* PetTheDog: After the events that turned her into a FallenPrincess, Mandy has a moment of introspection when she admits she probably deserves to be miserable for how mean she's been to other people.
** Several of the minor characters have these moments. Parker Ogilvie seems to have a genuinely good nature beneath his preppy upbringing. Bo Jackson and Luis Luna, both jocks, do relatively well in classes. Norton Williams the Greaser has a pronounced sensitive side. And the entire Townie clique during the final mission.
* PlotHole: Jimmy somehow knows who Edgar is and that he's actually the leader of the Townies despite not being established earlier in the story.
* PretentiousLatinMotto: ''Canus canem edit.''
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Poor Algie tries to speak in Ebonics to make himself appear cooler. Next semester, he is going to "cowboy up," for sure. Yo.
* RapeAsComedy: Jimmy helps the ([[{{Gonk}} extraordinarily ugly]]) cafeteria lady slip sedatives to a male teacher; she then takes him inside a nearby motel for the presumed and implied purpose of sex, and it's played for laughs. Imagine the Moral Guardians' reaction [[{{RapeIsOKWhenItIsFemaleOnMale}} if the sexes were reversed...]]
* RatedMForMoney: Inverted, as the game had a T rating, but still managed to cause enough controversy to get it plenty of publcity.
* ReallyGetsAround: Small talk says Mandy does this. Lola actually does, but no one talks about it because they don't want their ass kicked by Johnny.
* RewardingVandalism: Several missions involve smashing things, but the mission "Smash It Up" might as well be the TropeCodifier.
* SassyBlackWoman: Miss Peters, the music teacher. Though she first appears as a HippieTeacher, she turns into this in the "Nutcrackin'" misson when Jimmy refuses to help her at first and threatens to fail him.
* SchoolTeachers
** ApatheticTeacher: Mr. Galloway. While he's actually very popular with the students and doesn't seem to hate them, he does hate his job, as he drinks heavily even while at work.
** FiredTeacher: Two, and both are the rare examples of it happening to a SadistTeacher. Happens to Mr. Hattrick when he's caught taking bribes from the parents of his wealthy students to give them good grade, and at the end to Mr. Burton.
** HippieTeacher: Miss Peters, the music teachers who only appears in the Scholarship Edition. However, she turns into a SassyBlackWoman in the "Nutcrackin'" mission when Jimmy refuses to help her at first and threatens to fail him.
** HotTeacher: Ms. Philips.
** SadistTeacher: Quite a few teachers have their negative qualities, but the wealthy and cruel Mr. Hattrick and [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Burton]] are the worst out of all of them.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Jimmy frequently visits the town near his school in his school uniform during his days off. Of course this is mainly attributed to the player choosing to do so as opposed to the character.
* {{Sexophone}}: In missions that finish with Jimmy getting a kiss from a girl, a quick saxophone melody plays.
* ShellshockedVeteran: The Hobo, who teaches Jimmy his fighting moves.
* ShootingGallery: Fittingly, there's two of these at the carnival. One is a Wild West setting: targets include bottles (shoot), bandits (shoot), women with their hands up (don't shoot), and a star (shoot for bonus). The other is a baseball throw, with catchers (hit), batters (don't hit), umpires (instant game over), and a big glove (bonus).
* ShoutOut: The entire Greasers vs Preps storyline is a giant homage to S.E. Hinton's ''TheOutsiders''. The Greasers even have a few lines that are direct quotes from the book.
** Miss Danvers is a shout-out to a character in the novel ''Rebecca'' named Mrs. Danvers.
** Jimmy can buy [[TheCatcherInTheRye Holden Caulfield's]] Houndstooth Duffel Coat, and he calls his stepfather a "phony."
** Lola Lombardi's appearance was based on actress Molly Ringwald in the 80s (think TheBreakfastClub).
** "Aquaberry" brand clothing is an amalgamation of real life UK clothing brands Aquascutum and Burberry.
** [[{{Wolverine}} shkt! Lets go, bub!]] ("shkt" being the sound effect of adamantium claws unsheathing)
** MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail: "[[OnlyAFleshWound Tis but a flesh wound]]."
** MontyPythonsFlyingCircus: In Scholarship Edition, Music 4 requires you to play the show's theme song, albeit slowed down.
** [[AmericanPie "This one time, at fat camp, I got beat up."]]
** You can buy a ''[[GrandTheftAutoViceCity Love Fist]]'' poster and the Scholarship Edition even has a HairMetal style outfit just for fun.
** The big athletic black guy who plays football is known as Bo Jackson. If that's not a ShoutOut, then it's a huuge contrived coincidence.
** One of the elves in the drunken Santa missions can be heard muttering "[[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer I only wanted to be a dentist.]]"
** Inadvertent one in Christy Martin, who has the same name as a female boxer.
** Speaking of pugilists, compare the Jimmy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Hopkins Hopkins]] default look to [[BruceWillis Butch]] in PulpFiction: shaved head, short and stocky build, unzipped tan jacket, white t-shirt with no logo and heavily faded blue jeans. Maybe it's no coincidence that Jimmy fights like a pro boxer after getting training from the hobo.
* ShowerScene: Mandy in the "Paparazzi" mission. Since this is a T rated game we see nothing. There's a scene in one of the video trailers that's a close-up of Mandy's legs while she's wearing the towel, that was cut from the final version of the game.
* {{Slapstick}}: The way students trip on marbles and banana peels borders on it, but if you run someone over with a go-kart? They rocket straight up into the air.
* SmugSnake: Gary Smith is the Failed MagnificentBastard + VillainSue version. Derby Harrington is the "good" version.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The cliques all have only one girl, except for the Bullies, who don't have any.
** The Nerds: Beatrice
** The Jocks: Mandy
** The Preppies: Pinky
** The Greasers: Lola
** The Townies: Zoe
* SpiritualSuccessor: Find a review of this game in a British magazine that doesn't mention the ZXSpectrum classic ''SkoolDaze''.
* SpoiledBrat: Many of the Preppies. Pinky is the most well known (see quote below), but other preppies qualify. Chad threatens that his father will sue if someone hits him too hard, Parker expresses disbelief that Gord's father would actually make him work...
--> "I'm a ''PRINCESS!' And ''I'' need people to do things for ''me!'' So hurry up, because I wanna be '''FIRST!'''"
* SpoiledSweet: Pinky can act as one when she grows closer to Jimmy. She's obviously a princess in that she's spoiled, (And a stereotypical one at that) but is actually ''quite'' willing to date outside her social class (Jimmy)
** And when Mandy becomes a FallenPrincess; she's ''significantly'' nicer.
* TheStarscream: Gary, as he's your ally at first, but it's pretty damn obvious he's going to doublecross you before too long.
** Gary actually accuses Jimmy of this, which is why he decided to double cross you first.
* StockBritishPhrases: As used and [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch abused]] by the preppies.
** [[FakeBrit They're not really British, though.]] Well, Tad isn't, anyway.
* StraightGay: Ok! Some boys are canonically [[BiTheWay bisexual]], but none of them (except Gord) display any [[CampGay camp]] traits nor blatant attraction to boys.
* {{Stripperific}}: Zoe's townie outfit, by school standards. Her original character design by ''any'' standards.
* StuffedIntoALocker: Played straight. You can do this to any character in the game.
* StuffedIntoATrashcan: Also played straight. If you don't knock them out first, of course.
* StudentCouncilPresident: During the game, Ted and Earnest are competing to win the election for this position. One mission involves you having to protect Earnest from the [[JerkJock jocks]] while he gives a campaign speech. It's never specified who wins.
* SweetPollyOliver: Karen Johnson claims she disguised herself as a boy once so she could play sports.
* TakeThatCritics: In a rather mild one, minor character Ray Huges says "They say kids imitate video games. But I have yet to turn into a [[SuperMarioBros mustached plumber]]!"
* TedBaxter: Gordon Wakefield, who's convinced he's a brilliant intellect, a ladies man, and a lethal fighter, when in fact he's none of the above.
-->"What a stupid question. Of ''course'' I'm the center of my universe!"
* TeensAreShort: The adults in this game are '''massive''' compared to most of the characters.
** The second Asylum mission is particularly frustrating because of a character you have to sneak past that you cannot actually see because of a funny camera angle. And since most of the mission has been weapons free, it's easy to forget the stink bombs, which will distract him long enough to get you by.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch:
-->Gary: Don't lie, Petey. Don't you lie. Because you know what we do to liars? [[GroinAttack We kick them in the BALLS]]!
* [[ThrivingGhostTown Thriving Ghost School]]: Bullworth Academy has 61 students (65 if you count the prefects) when realistically a campus that size could support 1500+. And only 11 of them are female.
** Bullworth also apparently has a monopoly on education in town since you don't see any other schools. No ''wonder'' the Townies hate Bullworth so much!
* ThoseWackyNazis: Gary dresses up as an SS officer for Halloween.
** Subverted when you help Earnest be elected as class president. His flags look [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFU2qViUDTY&feature=player_detailpage#t=12s oddly familiar]].
* {{Tomboy}}: Zoe, Karen.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Zoe, when compared to Jimmy's other girlfriends.
* TotallyRadical: The nerds, especially Algie.
* TrainingFromHell: [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr Burton]] insists on making every gym class this as well as every football practice.
* TrophyRoom: Jimmy's room gains a memento from pretty much every mission, side mission, collection quest, class mini-game and race he completes. By the end his bedroom is filled to the brim with the trophies of all his accomplishments. He can even buy stuff like posters too.
* TVGenius: The Nerds.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cornelius Johnson is black and bisexual.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'' for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PC.
* UrbanSegregation: The wealthy districts of Old Bullworth Vale and Bullworth Town are cleanly separated from the poor ones of New Coventry and Blue Skies Industrial Park by an elevated railroad trestle, making New Coventry and Blue Skies "the wrong side of the track" both figuratively and literally.
* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Quite a bit, as you might gather. Though, jamming a prefect's face into a toilet and escaping unscathed is one of the more satisfying accomplishments in gaming.
** If you manage to knock out all the prefects or cops, there's nothing stopping you from gunning down everyone in sight with bottle rockets and potatoes, regardless of age or gender.
** Block the exit to the boy's dorm with marbles, then pull the fire bell. The gullible students will bolt to the door, trip repeatedly on the marbles and randomly attack each other. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity most certainly does ensue]]. And if you hide in the trash can, they'll randomly attack each other instead of you.
** Stand in your dorm room at the edge with a slingshot or fire extinguisher. As people walk by, spray them or shoot them. The idiots don't think to go in your dorm room and get you. You can also do this with fireworks or other stuff, but you'd probably want to be careful about it accidentally bouncing off the doorway and hitting you.
** Feel free to fight among your own age group all you like...but hit girls, little kids, adults, or prefects, and the game will immediately turn your [[WantedMeter wanted bar]] full red, meaning if a cop, prefect or teacher so much as touches you, you're busted immediately, do not pass go. What's more, hitting girls, little kids, adults, and authority figures will cause prefects or police to ''spawn'' near you and charge immediately.
** Try climbing the trellis in back of the school (facing the athletics building and prep dorms). From that ledge, you can snipe ANYONE you want with the super slingshot (the one with the scope) and watch the Prefects, etc spawn. And you can then snipe THEM. However, they CANNOT climb the trellis, so you can shoot to your heart's content from there in total safety then wait for the meter to go down before you descend.
** Note that if you get caught too many times (or for too serious an offense), you must play a "Detention" minigame until you get it right. Each time you do so, it gets harder.
*** Of course, completing all of the detention services is the only way to unlock the prison uniform outfit.
** Extremely rare for this type of game, this punishment holds true for ''everyone'', not just you - If an enemy accidentally hits an adult, little kid, or prefect, The Law will spawn nearby and go after them. The lone exceptions are scripted interactions, such as a bully taking a little kid's textbook and hitting them with it.
* VirtualPaperDoll: While Jimmy isn't quite as customizable as [[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas CJ was]], you can still dress him in a wide variety of clothes (sure, there's a dress code, but it's not enforced that strongly). And once Chapter 2 begins and the school gates open up, you can go to a barber and choose from a few "tough guy" style haircuts. And once Blue Skies Industrial Park is opened up in Chapter 5, you can get tattoos.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A seventh clique, the Punks, were dropped part way through production. Some of the Punks were merged into the Dropouts - who later became the Townies. Originally, though, the Punks attended Bullworth - you can see them in the comic that came with the limited edition of the game.
** Fairly early in the storyline Jimmy gets a skateboard to cruise around the map with. Sadly, there is not one skatepark in which to ride around; the bike park in New Coventry is close but the physics of boards and bikes in the air isn't quite right. There could have been a minigame where you start off barely able to ollie and eventually add some tricks such as benihana, airwalk, kickflip etc. Perhaps the publishers were worried about getting sued by the team behind [[TonyHawkProSkater THPS]].
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Bullworth]]: It's never explicitly stated, but it's widely believed that Bullworth is in New England.
** The back of the Scholarship Edition box confirms that it's in New England.
* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Played up by the preps.
* WideOpenSandbox
* WouldHitAGirl / [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Hit A Girl]]: Although the games does let Jimmy hit girls, doing so instantly maxes out your [[WantedMeter trouble meter]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Russell Northrop, Juri Karamazov, and Luis Luna all use pro wrestling moves when they fight.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Averted, at the cost of there being only about sixty students and ten teachers in the entire school, all appearing at multiple locations at the same time.
** Strangely though, in individual missions, some characters may appear multiple times with others not at all. A mission early in the game, for example, has Troy Miller appear three different times and Davis White appear twice, while Ethan Robinson, Tom Gurney and Wade Martin don't appear at all.
** If you're savvy, you'll notice that while you wrestle in gym Christy and Angie are there twice.
*** It's not not as diverse as it sounds, since it's very possible for you to ride past a character, and then see that character again after going a few feet. It's also possible, albiet uncommon, for the game to glitch and spawn the same character twice in one location.
* YourMom: Gary, you ''really'' shouldn't have said that...

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-> "''So here I am, at probably the worst school in the country, whose alumni are nothing but arms dealers, serial killers, and [[AcceptableProfessionalTargets corporate lawyers]]. Real scum. And that old creep thinks he can tame me? We shall see, my friend. I only give people what they have coming to them.''"
-->--'''Jimmy'''"

A videogame by Rockstar Entertainment following in the footsteps of ''GrandTheftAuto'', combining the WideOpenSandbox and questionable moral alignment of GTA with the fantasy of besting (or, if you prefer, beating up) {{the bully}} who made your own school years hell.

Jimmy Hopkins, a boy of 15 with a troubled past, is left at Bullworth Academy while his mom (on her 5th marriage) and new stepdad are gone on a year long honeymoon cruise. Expelled repeatedly, Bullworth is his last stop before Juvenile Hall, and he can't afford to get in trouble again. Unfortunately, trouble finds him the second he steps inside the school gates, when three bullies attack him.

Jimmy makes two friends, shy everykid Petey Kowalski, and scheming sociopath Gary Smith. He finds out that the school is in constant turmoil due to the feuding of five cliques: The Bullies, The Nerds, The Preppies, The Greasers, and The Jocks. The cliques hate each other and pretty much everyone outside their social circle. The teachers are mostly aloof and apathetic at best, and downright corrupt at worst. School Principal Dr. Crabblesnitch ignores the bullying that goes on, calling it "school spirit."

The game follows Jimmy's ongoing battle as he takes on each clique one at a time to try and tranquilize them.

Before the actual details of the game were released, {{Moral Guardian|s}} Jack Thompson [[http://fanboys-online.com/index.php?comic=91#60 took issue with this game]]. Well, ''of course'' he did. And finding out that the game was a lot less violent than the ''GrandTheftAuto'' series (no blood, let alone death) didn't stop him; maybe he just wanted to maintain his image of hatred for Rockstar. Other MoralGuardians claimed that it would make kids think bullying was cool, though the storyline encourages standing up for those too weak to stand up for themselves, and treats hitting girls, authority figures, or children as ''the'' worst crimes you can commit. Though one mission involves helping the [[{{Rape Is Ok When It Is Female On Male}} cafeteria lady rape a male teacher]]...

In 2008 ''[[UpdatedRerelease Bully: Scholarship Edition]]'' was released for the PC, and 360. This version featured a few exclusive missions, extra [[MiniGame classes]], new [[AndYourRewardIsClothes outfits]] and some minor improvements to the graphics.

[[http://bullygame.wikia.com/wiki/Bully_Wiki Has its own wiki.]]

As well as its own [[Characters/{{Bully}} character sheet]].

In 2009, scorer Shawn Lee [[http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/2009/11/10/tgl-exclusive-interview-reveals-possible-bully-sequel/ suggested that a sequel was in the works]] but nothing has appeared so far.
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!'''Tropes:'''

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Not stated outright, but, considering the elaborate class presidential elections, and the extreme levels of power the Head Boy is implied to have, one has to wonder.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: The basement tunnels under Bullworth are big enough to hold an entire fighting pit, complete with chain link walls and an announcer's booth.
* AdultsAreUseless: A ''duh''. It's a ''school''. The nicest adults are never seen outside their classrooms.
** However; Dr. Crabblesnitch will ''indeed'' step in when he knows what was going on.
* TheAlcoholic: Mr. Galloway.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Jimmy gets the affection of every hot girl in school over the course of the game. Most of the girls also think Johnny Vincent is hot. This also might explain why the fangirls love Gary so much.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Pretty much what Mandy's popularity runs on.
* [[AllThereInTheManual All There in the Data Files]]: There's almost no way to match the various adults in town with their names. The data files for the characters included the names, though, and some hex editors over on Bully Wiki exhaustively worked out who was who.
* AlphaBitch: Mandy Wiles, head cheerleader who mercilessly teases nerd girl Beatrice. She also keeps up a steady stream of catty remarks against Lola, who is her top competition for "hottest girl in the school". Slightly subverted in that it's hinted she's actually a nice person and that her Libbyness is a combination of peer pressure and insecurity.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Edgar Munsen.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Let's just call out Petey on this one. There's the conversation where Gary asks him if he's watching swim team for the girls or the boys and the only answer he manages is "Shut up, Gary." There's also the time he makes a really, really awkward joke about Jimmy becoming a male stripper.
* AnachronismStew: The school and the town appear to be caught in a time warp. The game is ostensibly set in the present day (there is reference to the school banning MP3 players), but the cars, the computers, and the preppies look like they came out of the '80s, while the Greasers are a throwback to the '50s. This was deliberate on Rockstar's part -- they wanted both adult and teenage gamers to be able to enjoy it, and thus, they threw in elements from multiple time periods rather than grounding it in one.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: A somewhat weird example. Ammo for your weapons is dropped in fights, so the only thing you really use your money for is getting a haircut and expanding your wardrobe. The clothes don't really provide any benefits, and if you wear anything but your uniform on school grounds the prefects yell but do nothing else at you for breaking dress code.
** Then again, the Black Ninja Outfit (which you get for completing the school yearbook) and Green Ninja Outfit (which you get for making 2000 succesful hits with long-ranged weapons) both add bonuses to your character (Black makes you invisible to authorities to an extent, and Green increases damage, range, and hit ratio for long-range weapons).
* AnticlimaxBoss: Read ''Breather Boss'' below.
* AntiHero: Jimmy's located somewhere on the SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes. Depending on how the player chooses to control Jimmy, he could range from Type 2 to Type 4. Safest to call him a Type 3 though.
* TheArtifact: A character named Bob was removed from the game fairly early on in development for unknown reasons. Problem was that one of the very first cutscenes completed had Bob in it. So they just left him in that one cutscene. (Bob is the huge-shouldered white kid in the wrestling uniform in the cutscene in front of the burning gym)
* ArtificialAtmosphericActions: Several random NPC dialogues can sound...very artificial to say the least. Not to mention, you can have a ''lot'' of fun with Kick-Me signs, sometimes even the ''prefects'' or the ''gym teacher'' will run over and kick a student with them!
** This also borders on the funny side of the trope. Because everyone "Resets" when you do something like go to class or enter a building, it's possible someone you beat up a couple hours earlier to ask you to run an errand for them. And the prefects ''never'' remember the Swirlie you gave them unless they witnessed you giving one.
* ArtificialStupidity: Put down a volcano firework. No matter how many times you blew people up during the previous days, people will still gather around it and say "Ooooooooh!" until it explodes in their faces.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: All the cliques are led by the toughest member. The adults (including the female nurse in her late 60s) are always tougher than the students (even the All-American linebacker). Dr. Crabblesnitch, in his one non-cutscene appearance, has four times the stamina of any other character.
** The Jocks clique averts this, since they're lead by the star quarterback rather than the aforementioned All-American linebacker.
** The Preps play with this. To be specific, Derby's free-roam model and Bif share the exact same stats. Derby's boss fight model hasn't actually been located in the data files yet, and so can't be compared to any other character. Being that Derby spends the boss fight hiding behind his friends and he's quite a bit shorter than Bif, he's generally assumed to be the weaker of the two.
* BackgroundBoss: The Earnest Jones boss fight.
* [[BadAss Badass]]: Jimmy Hopkins. He may be only 15, but any teenager who can whoop that much ass single-handedly is definitely worthy of the title. Entire ''cliques'' are frequently beaten into submission by his fists alone. Sheer numbers and even being bigger than him doesn't seem to help.
** Russell Northrop qualifies. He's the single toughest random fight in the game, and is capable of beating up a pro boxer (Bif). He's also your first boss fight. Later on, we see him doing such BadAss things as holding a shopkeeper in Old Bullworth Vale off the ground by the neck with one arm, chasing off two prefects, and ''stealing a police motorcycle,'' something not even Jimmy can do. [[spoiler: His simplemindedness also makes him the only person largely immune to Gary's manipulations.]]
* BeautifulAllAlong: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with Beatrice Trudeau, who holds the trope itself in disdain.
* BigBad: Gary Smith
* BiggerBad: Derby Harrington's father. He doesn't appear in the game and is only mentioned in some lines of random dialogue, but he holds undue influence over the school and the principal and has quite a bit of responsibility for the general corruption and rottenness in Bullworth Academy.
* TheBigGuy: Russell Northrop post HeelFaceTurn.
* BiTheWay: Jimmy has the option of romancing and kissing certain boys in the school. Though there is never anything mentioned about it in any dialogue or plot. He seems to prefer the ladies.
* {{BFG}}: The Potato Gun. Probably the closest you're going to get in a T rated game about going to school.
* BlackAndNerdy: Cornelius Johnson
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Play the game a few times and be surprised at how morally ambiguous it ''isn't''. Although Jimmy's a great example of GoodIsNotNice, there's really no question about who the good guys and bad guys are.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Derby Harrington
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Bullworth Academy
* BondOneLiner: After beating the Mascot and stealing the costume, Jimmy quips "Sometimes you just gotta take the bull by the horns."
* BoringInsult: Don't call Gary boring...
* BossBattle
** AntiClimaxBoss / BreatherBoss: The final one-on-one punch-out against Gary on the school roof. Despite [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome truly epic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbCiqpVIZ0 final battle music]], he's no tougher than the standard enemy Mooks you've been beating up throughout the game, and may even be weaker, considering he spends most of the fight blocking your punches with his face.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Makes sense if you think about it.]] After all, what sort of fighting experience did Gary have, especially when compared to the punch-happy Jimmy?
*** The difficulty of that fight is largely based on chance, depending on how good you are at dodging Gary's attacks before you can get to him, or pure luck, seeing as how you can't dodge his thrown bricks. If your luck doesn't hold out, you might go into the actual fight with your health almost gone.
** BackgroundBoss: The nerd boss fight is the background.
** BullfightBoss: Two. The fight against Russell and the fight against the Mascot. The latter being a literal one.
** FlunkyBoss: The boss fight between Derby Harrington. He starts off fighting you alongside his minions, then after beating them up he hops behind a counter (Where you can't hit him for some reason) and then shouts, "Give me a hand in here boys!" and gets more preppies to come after you.
** GetBackHereBoss: The early boss fight against Davis starts with a lengthy chase before Jimmy's able to tree him on a scaffold. And during the final fight against Gary, you have to make your way across an obstacle course while he throws bricks at you. To a lesser extent the fights against Johnny and Edgar have chase sections as well.
** HighSpeedBattle: The boss fight against Johnny Vincent is fought on a bicycle. However, you don't actually ''need'' to get on a bike for that since you could literally get in a corner (After taking out the adds) and fling slingshots at him.
** TennisBoss: The boss fight against Ted Thompson, who can only be beaten by throwing his explosive-laced footballs back at him to take out his bodyguards and ''then'' tackling him.
* BossInMookClothing: Bif and Damon are the toughest, strongest members of their cliques (Preppies and Jocks, respectively) but both can be found randomly wandering around Bullworth like normal students. It's rather hard to tell Bif apart from the rest of his clique. Averted with Russell, who is also randomly present but is actually a boss and is obviously different from the other Bullies. Ironically, in the storyline, you fight these three in order of most to least dangerous.
* BottomlessMagazines: The slingshot, although it makes sense because the average ammunition for a slingshot is pebbles and small rocks.
* {{Bowdlerized}}: There were a few cutscenes viewable in the game trailers that didn't make the final cut, probably because of all the negative publicity the game was getting pre-release. Makes you wonder what got left out that no one knows about. Most but not all of these were re-added in ''Scholarship Edition''.
** Also, the ''entire game'' was renamed to ''Canis Canem Edit''- GratuitousLatin for ''Dog Eat Dog''- for the initial release in the PAL regions.
* BritishEducationSystem: A major influence, particularly in the use of the Prefects and Head Boy.
* TheBully: An entire clique of them. Although really, ''every single clique'' in the school counts. Even the Nerds pick on Non-Clique kids who happen to wander by the Library.
* BullyHunter: Jimmy is practically the trope codifier.
* BurgerFool: Jimmy gets a job where he has to dress up in an awful yellow and red uniform with a hat shaped like a box of fries and deliver burgers.
* ButtMonkey: Petey Kowalski is, in his own words, "too cool to be a dork and too dorky to be anything else." Gary picks on him endlessly and even his only friend Jimmy won't treat him with respect.
** Also, the whole Nerd Clique who are, in their own words, "Laughed at and mercilessly bullied by just about everyone."
** It is also worth mentioning that even said nerd clique refuses to accept Petey, [[EvenNerdsHaveStandards because they feel he is too dorky and will worsen their image]].
* ButNotTooGay: The game went to a fair amount of effort to establish all the boys who Jimmy can kiss as bisexual, not fully gay. Cornelius pines for Mandy, Gord dates Lola, Trent and Duncan are both girl-crazy, Kirby at least likes women's [[FootFocus feet]]. Vance is sometimes thought to be fully gay, but he has a couple hard to catch lines of dialogue about hanging out with girls. Interestingly, the deleted character Bob was ManlyGay and openly disliked girls.
* CampGay: Gord Vendome. Although he's canonically bisexual, the voice and fashion obsession plant him in this camp.
* CanonDiscontinuity: On the official Bully website, there were some canon differences from the game. Most notably was Tad Spencer, who was prominently introduced on the website before the game came out as Tad Smith-Althorp Smith. Then, when the "Facebook" section of the website was released months after the game, the old name errors were still there, along with a few new ones.
** And of course, the character whose name the game designers couldn't keep straight, Clint aka Henry. The name "Clint" is never used in ''Bully''. In ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'', he's mainly called Clint, but they missed a few instances of Henry. He was credited in both games as "Clint (aka Henry)."
* CaptainErsatz: [[DungeonsAndDragons Grottoes and Gremlins]]
** And characters encountered in the games hit the PlayerArchetypes as well. Most of the Nerds consider [[TheRoleplayer roleplaying]] the "high point of human achievement." On the other hand, the townie kid Duncan is a fan of the game because you can "[[TheRealMan kill things]] and [[TheMunchkin take their stuff]]."
* CatFight: Kissing a girl in front of another girl will cause them to break out in one.
* TheCheerleader: Mandy is never out of uniform and is very close to the stereotypical portrayal of cheerleaders. There are three other girls on the squad (Pinky, Angie and Christy). They're not as mean as Mandy, but they're meaner while in their cheerleading outfits than they are the rest of the time.
* ChekhovsGun: During Chapter 2, you can see Gord on a movie date with Lola. By the time Chapter 3 comes around, news of it has gotten back to Lola's perpetually enraged boyfriend, Johnny Vincent...
* CherryTapping: It's possible to win fights, including some boss fights, by giving your opponent a wedgie. The wedgie does a little bit of damage, and if their lifebar is low enough...
* ClimbingClimax
* ClosetKey: Russell Northrop is Troy Miller's closet key.
* [[DrillSergeantNasty Coach Nasty]]: Mr. Burton.
* CombatPragmatist: Jimmy has no problem fighting dirty, up to and including tripping the opponent, kicking them while they're down, kneeing them in the groin, slamming them against walls or furniture, or even using weapons.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: When Jimmy expresses disbelief that Lola would have anything to do with Algie, Earnest agrees with him - because it's "preposterous - everyone knows Algie likes blonds."
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Bully? That's the Columbine game, right?
* CryingWolf: You can pull the fire alarm a lot. Chances are the fire department only come when someone physically ''calls'' them considering how often you hear the fire alarm getting pulled. (One of the nerds even says, "Oh boy! A fire!" if you pull the fire alarm)
* DeadpanSnarker: Plenty. This especially goes for Jimmy and Gary.
* DeanBitterman: Dr. Crabblesnitch, although subverted in that he's also a ReasonableAuthorityFigure ''despite'' being a Dean Bitterman. He scoffs at the idea that bullying is a problem and that his staff is corrupt, but when handed proof of such he takes the right action immediately. But, if that proof isn't iron-clad, expect to be labeled the troublemaker.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Although all the cliques accept Jimmy to varying degrees after he beats their clique leaders, Russell fully becomes Jimmy's friend after they fight.
** Spoofed regarding the Nerds. Jimmy wants their help to take on the Jocks, but they want nothing to do with him. He's forced to beat them up and invade their observatory, and when their leader Ernest finds his offer of friendship questionable (since he just beat him up) Jimmy snaps "We're buddies!"
* TheDeterminator: In the boss fight against the Jocks, Damon West is pelted with exploding footballs. He dusts himself off and proclaims that a little blood never hurt anyone.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Throwing food in the cafeteria will result in the students starting a food fight.
** Entering a swear word during the English classes, only available during English 2, will prompt an amused reaction from the teacher instead of the usual response.
* DevilInPlainSight: Gary is such an obvious liar.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: As stated, ''long'' before the game was released, and all anyone had to go one was just the title, every MoralGuardian protested that the game was about playing a bully and beating up students. Some went as far as to say that it would be a {{Columbine}} simulator, simply because it was made by the same company that made ''GrandTheftAuto''. Even though the game is actually about ''stopping'' all the bullying going on in school. And then after the game came out, everyone switched their protest reasons to the fact that there's an option to kiss some boys, crying out that it was some kind of gay agenda. Even though technically you can only be straight or bi in the game, but not gay.
** The first part was most likely intentional on Rockstar's part, as they have a history of deliberately stirring up controversy in order to get tons of free publicity for their games.
*** A lot of the early information on the game was scarce, with the game being presumably rated M and the only early images depicted Jimmy harassing other students. It wasn't until after the controversy arose that Rockstar came out with true information on the game that made it look like the backlash was overblown.
* DiscoDan: It seems that the Greasers are stuck in the '50's.
* DisappearedDad: We never see Jimmy's father, only his mother and stepfather.
* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: The drunken Santa. Every other character just brushes it off when Jimmy starts snarkin'.
* TheDragon: Bif Taylor to Derby Harrington, Norton Williams to Johnny Vincent, Damon West (who has a bit of TheStarscream in him) to Ted Thompson, Omar Romero to Edgar Munsen. Subverted in that all of them but Bif and Damon are weaker than those that lead them.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: One mission has Jimmy dress up as a Prep to kill Derby's plant. Though you can also get clothes to match the other cliques.
** He also dresses up as The School Mascot once, as well as an asylum warden.
* DrowningMySorrows: Again, Mr. Galloway
* DummiedOut: Hattrick Manor's indoors. Apparently early on in the game's development Jimmy was going to have to break into the house. That idea was scrapped, but they left what little of the inside of the house that had been finished, in the game. It can be accessed by jumping with a bike and falling through the roof.
* {{Eagleland}}: To quote Jimmy, "It's ''America''! We go in there with threats and bribes until we get what we want. If all else fails, we beat the crap out of ''everyone''."
-->'''Russell''': ''Russell likes to hurt people...'' '''''For Peace!'''''
* ElaborateUniversityHigh: Justified in that Bullworth is a BoardingSchool.
* EnemyDetectingRadar: Jimmy has one that rivals [[MetalGearSolid Solid Snake's.]] No explanation, just for ease of gameplay.
* ExtendedGameplay: "Endless Summer." Bullworth is your sandbox. Get going.
* {{Expy}}: Jimmy looks an awful lot like a younger version of James Earl Cash from {{Manhunt}}, another Rockstar game, and even has the same first name.
* EvilTeacher: Both [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Burton]], the gym teacher, and Mr. Hattrick qualify.
* FaceHeelTurn: Gary Smith starts out as your friend but early on betrays you, although if you didn't see it coming you must be GenreBlind.
* FakeBrit: Over half of the Preppy clique speak with faux British accent to sound more sophisticated than the "paupers."
* FallenPrincess: Mandy Wiles, after risqué photos are taken of her, blown up into posters and placed all over town.
* FauxActionGirl: Zoe Taylor is a mild example. Although according to dialogue she enjoys and is very good at fighting, she's as weak as all the other girls in the game if she's actually provoked.
* FilleFatale: Lola Lombardi. She speaks in double entendres (bike races make her... ''excited''), and she uses her looks to get homework help from Nerds and money from Preppies.
* FiveManBand: [[TheHero Jimmy]] and his allies ([[ThesmartGuy Petey]], [[TheBigGuy Russell]], [[TheChick Zoe]] and [[TheLancer Edgar ]]) durring the last mission.
* {{Five Token Band}}: Each clique includes one black kid, one bisexual kid, and excluding the Bullies one girl. The Nerds go for a {{Twofer Token Minority}} with Cornelius, who is black ''and'' gay.
* FiredTeacher: Mr. Burton and Mr. Hattrick at the end.
* FootFocus: Kirby Olsen likes the girls' feet.
* FutureLoser: Osbourne (one of the town bums) used to be the star quarterback for the football team. Now, he's a bum, and the cheerleader he married "couldn't wear her old cheerleading skirt as a garter."
* {{Gamebreaker}}: It's debatable but perhaps the unlocked go-kart is ''too awesome for the game world''. It is faster than all the cars and will comfortably leave any police or prefects for dust.
** Additionally you can use mopeds for the bike races. Jimmy on a moped + everyone else on mountain bikes = [[{{Nerf}} nerfed races.]]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: You can actually beat up as many students as you want and merely get detention. Heck, you can even do stuff like beat up ''the faculty'' ([[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking if you manage to do this]]) and run into a prefect with a lawnmower or hit him with a shovel and you won't get expelled, whereas Crabblesnitch would have ''more'' than enough reason to do so.
** AcceptableBreaksFromReality: Because one could get expelled before [[spoiler:the story demands it]]. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to give a prefect a swirlie and then watch as later in the day he appeared to have forgotten it.
* GangOfHats: Most cliques in the school.
* GayOption: Well, it doesn't really affect the overall storyline, but Jimmy can kiss a few of the guys in the game if the player chooses to have him do so. And it's more like [=Bi Option=] anyway. Getting girlfriends is a mandatory part of the game. Boyfriends are strictly optional - unless you're playing the [=XBox 360=] version and want all the achievement points. Then you ''[[ButThouMust must]]'' kiss 20 boys for the achievement "Over The Rainbow."
* GenreBlind: Jimmy spends most of the game inexplicably refusing to deal with/address/hunt down Gary, instead giving him free reign to make trouble behind the scenes.
* GoldenSaucer: The Carnival.
** SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: The game has it's own version of the Gold Saucer, the amusement park, but there's also a ton of races, collecting, and other side stuff to keep you away from the main story for a while.
* {{Gonk}}: Eunice Pound, the morbidly obese girl with a thick husky voice, small vocabulary and elephantine legs, embodies this, especially since 90% of the girls at Bullworth are way, way above average in looks.
** Edna the lunchlady also definitely qualifies.
* GoodIsNotNice: Jimmy embodies this.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: While Jimmy has a couple cute nicks on his head Gary has the cliche scar through the eye. Chad (one of the Preppies) has a fencing scar on his cheek.
* GroinAttack: "Nooo! I needed those!"
** Best of all when assaulting a prefect: "My nards!" a hilarious {{Bowdlerized}} version of the British slang "Kicked in the nads!"
** "My girlfriend is going to be pissed at you, ugh."
** "Don't lie, Petey. Don't you lie. Because you know what we do to liars. [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch We kick them in the BALLS.]]"
* HandsomeLech: Trent Northwick. Not only is he a handsome lech, he doesn't even [[DepravedBisexual sex discriminate]].
* HannibalLecture: Gary delivers quite the memorable one to Jimmy.
--> Gary: "If youíve proved to be one thing this year, itís slow. [[GetBackHereBoss Youíll never catch me, Hopkins!]] [[IdiotHero Youíre too trusting, Jimmie. From the start, you were pathetically naïve.]] Poor little Jimmie, all alone in big scary Bullworth, under fire from Russell and his goons, desperate for help. So sad, so hopeless, just needing a friend, any friend. [[TheChessmaster You were so easy to manipulate,]] Jimmie. And once we were friends, it was all so clear! [[AcquiredSituationalNarcissism You had your lust for power, but without intelligence to back it up.]] [[UnwittingPawn Using you as a pawn was so wonderfully obvious.]] Let Jimmie have his fun! Let him play his childish little games with Earnest, Ted, Darby, Johnny, and Edgar, and just wait for the right moment to swoop in and take it all. It was like lining up dominoes, it all fell together so perfectly. While you were off wasting your time with whores like Lola, I was in the dorm planning. [[SideQuest While you were racing bikes, while you were playing at the carnival like a child, my plan was coming together.]] [[XanatosGambit And the thing is, if I win, youíre just another punk! You win, and you get sent away even quicker for beating up the Head Boy!]]"

* HeelFaceTurn: Russell Northrop and Edgar Munsen.
* HelloNurse: Ms. Philips who is considered by far the most attractive woman in the school.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Jimmy's final love interest is red haired Townie girl Zoe Taylor.
* HollywoodNerd: Subverted by Beatrice, who's actually closer to the {{Nerd}} trope played straight. The only thing worse than her fashion sense is her hairdo (and maybe her coldsores and braces). She could probably pull a BeautifulAllAlong if she wanted to, but she never makes an attempt to do so.
** For that matter, the girls actually subvert a ''lot'' of stereotypes. (Well, other than maybe Lola but that's cause her stereotype is based off of ''{{Grease}}'') Pinky appears to be a SpoiledBrat but she turns out to be SpoiledSweet when Jimmy takes her out, Beatrice can easily pull a BeautifulAllAlong, Mandy is the AlphaBitch but it's implied she is that way due to peer pressure, and when she becomes a FallenPrincess, is ''significantly'' nicer.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Jimmy gets one for Christmas. It's an actual mission that is required he pick it up. And afterwards, he has to go back to the dorms to change out of it, subjugating himself to much shame and humilation from the other students.
* HotForStudent: Jimmy mistakenly believes Ms. Philips is this for him.
** Also, Mr. Burton is this for the female students as Zoe explains, though made very obvious earlier by the Panty Raid mission.
* HotForTeacher: Jimmy and most of the other students are this for Ms. Philips.
* HoYay: And not just the gay options, either.
** Troy's crush on Russell - see Closet Key above.
** On one mission you can see bully, Trent Northwick, and jock, Kirby Olsen, holding hands in line at the movie theater.
** During the mission where Jimmy has to protect Earnest while he gives a speech, Earnest goes into unnecessary detail about how good looking Ted Thompson is, with an odd, longing tone in his voice.
** And for the distaff counterpart, Lola and Mandy are a [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial little too insistent]] when it comes to how unattractive they find each other.
** All Peanut ever seems to talk about is Johnny.
* HulkSpeak: "Russell SMAAAAASSSHHHH!"
* HundredPercentCompletion
* IKnowMaddenKombat: Some of the Jocks use football tackles when they fight. Also, Jocks and Bullies can be seen using baseball bats as weapons.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Galloway says this if he is annoyed. Or exasperated. Or just whenever.
* IdiotBall: Apparently, Gary carries a bunch of these around and hands them out to people before he talks to them.
* IncestIsRelative: It's clearly stated, repeatedly, that the rich, preppy kids' ancestors inbred frequently in the hope of keeping their family trees pure.
-->Tad Spencer: "First cousins is legal, my friend! ''Le-gal''!"
-->Pinky Gauthier: "I don't really like [Derby], but he's my cousin. Our family wants us to get married. You know, keep up the tradition? It used to be brother and sister until it was made illegal. My aunt has four thumbs."
* InterfaceScrew: Starts at 1:00 a.m. and gets screwier until 2:00 a.m., at which point you pass out.
* JerkJock: Ted especially, but all the jocks fit this to some extent, as do the Preppies.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jimmy, totally. Edgar Munsen counts as this too. He helps Jimmy [[spoiler:quell the riot]] during the final mission despite the fact that he hates Bullworth and most of the students therein. Arguably, Dr. Crabblesnitch is one of these too.
* TheJimmyHartVersion: Several songs from the soundtrack are this to varying degrees. For example, the soundtrack the the mission "Tagging" seems to be inspired by "Good Times" by Chic, Norton's {{Boss Fight}} sounds like "Human Fly" by The Cramps, etc.
* KissingCousins: At the beginning of the game, Derby dates his first cousin Pinky. This isn't just common but encouraged among the Preppies.
* LargeHam: Seth Kolbe. "EEEVILDOER!"
** During the end of mission "I run this clique now" speeches, Jimmy hams it up pretty good himself.
--> '''Jimmy:''' Who's the baddest?! Me! Who's the toughest?! Me!
* LethalChef: Edna, who's hygiene, cooking, and cleanliness are all... somewhat lacking.
* LighterAndFluffier: [[http://www.tylersart.com/bully.html Old concept art]] shows all the characters as rougher around the edges and uglier, lots of them have muscles like pro wrestlers, Zoe's outfit was extremely {{stripperiffic}}, and the Prefects carried batons around and looked more than a bit like skinheads... the game was, er, softened from this visualization.
* LighterAndSofter: The game is this compared to Rockstar's other high profile releases before it, {{Manhunt}} and the GrandTheftAuto series. A T rated game with no blood, no guns, and no killing.
* LightningBruiser: Jimmy is able to outrun or keep up with just about everybody in the game, in addition to kicking much ass.
* LostForever: In the original version of the game this would happen to any mission you failed to complete before moving on to the next chapter, preventing you from getting OneHundredPercentCompletion. This was corrected in the ''Scholarship Edition'' which allowed you to do any mission you missed after completing the main game.
* ManipulativeBastard: Gary Smith, Derby Harrington.
* {{Meganekko}}: Angie.
* MoneyForNothing: You get cash for almost every mission you pass, regardless of whether it makes sense.
* MoralGuardians: As with other high profile Rockstar games, this one had them up in arms.
* MurderSimulators: What the MoralGuardians claimed it was, which is a little difficult when ''you can't kill anyone.''
* MrsRobinson: Teased then subverted by Ms. Philips. She would've been the "hot older woman" variation if it had been played straight. (Though, not that much older...)
* MyNewGiftIsLame: Jimmy's christmas sweater.
* {{Nerd}}: A whole clique of them. And every nerd trope in the book is probably filled by at least one of 'em.
* NewEraSpeech: Jimmy gives these each time he takes over a clique.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Jimmy vandalizing the Town Hall leads to getting expelled]].
* NoBisexuals: Averted, if somewhat heavy-handedly, as mentioned in ButNotTooGay.
* NoIndoorVoice: Edna is a really bad offender, but several other teachers and students are close.
** Mr. Burton, when asking Jimmy to go on a 'covert' Panty Raid mission, is practically shouting at him; it's a wonder the whole town doesn't hear him.
* NoodleIncident: One takes place during the game. It's never actually mentioned ''what'' Johnny Vincent did to get committed. From what you're told of Johnny, it would be more likely he'd get arrested instead. Jimmy doesn't seem to care though.
* NonGivingUpSchoolGuy: Most of the teachers and prefects fall into this category.
* NoSwastikas: There are no swastikas on the SS officer uniform that Gary wears for Halloween.
* ObviouslyEvil: If the scar and somewhat creepy things Gary says at the beginning of the game don't tip you off, the Nazi uniform he wears for Halloween certainly will.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Said by the nerd Melvin O'Connor if you beat him up.
* ParentalAbandonment / ParentalNeglect: Jimmy's mother and stepfather are guilty of this. They fit the negative stereotype of parents with kids in boarding schools, since they dump him at Bullworth, so they can go off on a year long honeymoon.
* PetTheDog: After the events that turned her into a FallenPrincess, Mandy has a moment of introspection when she admits she probably deserves to be miserable for how mean she's been to other people.
** Several of the minor characters have these moments. Parker Ogilvie seems to have a genuinely good nature beneath his preppy upbringing. Bo Jackson and Luis Luna, both jocks, do relatively well in classes. Norton Williams the Greaser has a pronounced sensitive side. And the entire Townie clique during the final mission.
* PlotHole: Jimmy somehow knows who Edgar is and that he's actually the leader of the Townies despite not being established earlier in the story.
* PretentiousLatinMotto: ''Canus canem edit.''
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Poor Algie tries to speak in Ebonics to make himself appear cooler. Next semester, he is going to "cowboy up," for sure. Yo.
* RapeAsComedy: Jimmy helps the ([[{{Gonk}} extraordinarily ugly]]) cafeteria lady slip sedatives to a male teacher; she then takes him inside a nearby motel for the presumed and implied purpose of sex, and it's played for laughs. Imagine the Moral Guardians' reaction [[{{RapeIsOKWhenItIsFemaleOnMale}} if the sexes were reversed...]]
* RatedMForMoney: Inverted, as the game had a T rating, but still managed to cause enough controversy to get it plenty of publcity.
* ReallyGetsAround: Small talk says Mandy does this. Lola actually does, but no one talks about it because they don't want their ass kicked by Johnny.
* RewardingVandalism: Several missions involve smashing things, but the mission "Smash It Up" might as well be the TropeCodifier.
* SassyBlackWoman: Miss Peters, the music teacher. Though she first appears as a HippieTeacher, she turns into this in the "Nutcrackin'" misson when Jimmy refuses to help her at first and threatens to fail him.
* SchoolTeachers
** ApatheticTeacher: Mr. Galloway. While he's actually very popular with the students and doesn't seem to hate them, he does hate his job, as he drinks heavily even while at work.
** FiredTeacher: Two, and both are the rare examples of it happening to a SadistTeacher. Happens to Mr. Hattrick when he's caught taking bribes from the parents of his wealthy students to give them good grade, and at the end to Mr. Burton.
** HippieTeacher: Miss Peters, the music teachers who only appears in the Scholarship Edition. However, she turns into a SassyBlackWoman in the "Nutcrackin'" mission when Jimmy refuses to help her at first and threatens to fail him.
** HotTeacher: Ms. Philips.
** SadistTeacher: Quite a few teachers have their negative qualities, but the wealthy and cruel Mr. Hattrick and [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr. Burton]] are the worst out of all of them.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack: Jimmy frequently visits the town near his school in his school uniform during his days off. Of course this is mainly attributed to the player choosing to do so as opposed to the character.
* {{Sexophone}}: In missions that finish with Jimmy getting a kiss from a girl, a quick saxophone melody plays.
* ShellshockedVeteran: The Hobo, who teaches Jimmy his fighting moves.
* ShootingGallery: Fittingly, there's two of these at the carnival. One is a Wild West setting: targets include bottles (shoot), bandits (shoot), women with their hands up (don't shoot), and a star (shoot for bonus). The other is a baseball throw, with catchers (hit), batters (don't hit), umpires (instant game over), and a big glove (bonus).
* ShoutOut: The entire Greasers vs Preps storyline is a giant homage to S.E. Hinton's ''TheOutsiders''. The Greasers even have a few lines that are direct quotes from the book.
** Miss Danvers is a shout-out to a character in the novel ''Rebecca'' named Mrs. Danvers.
** Jimmy can buy [[TheCatcherInTheRye Holden Caulfield's]] Houndstooth Duffel Coat, and he calls his stepfather a "phony."
** Lola Lombardi's appearance was based on actress Molly Ringwald in the 80s (think TheBreakfastClub).
** "Aquaberry" brand clothing is an amalgamation of real life UK clothing brands Aquascutum and Burberry.
** [[{{Wolverine}} shkt! Lets go, bub!]] ("shkt" being the sound effect of adamantium claws unsheathing)
** MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail: "[[OnlyAFleshWound Tis but a flesh wound]]."
** MontyPythonsFlyingCircus: In Scholarship Edition, Music 4 requires you to play the show's theme song, albeit slowed down.
** [[AmericanPie "This one time, at fat camp, I got beat up."]]
** You can buy a ''[[GrandTheftAutoViceCity Love Fist]]'' poster and the Scholarship Edition even has a HairMetal style outfit just for fun.
** The big athletic black guy who plays football is known as Bo Jackson. If that's not a ShoutOut, then it's a huuge contrived coincidence.
** One of the elves in the drunken Santa missions can be heard muttering "[[RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer I only wanted to be a dentist.]]"
** Inadvertent one in Christy Martin, who has the same name as a female boxer.
** Speaking of pugilists, compare the Jimmy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Hopkins Hopkins]] default look to [[BruceWillis Butch]] in PulpFiction: shaved head, short and stocky build, unzipped tan jacket, white t-shirt with no logo and heavily faded blue jeans. Maybe it's no coincidence that Jimmy fights like a pro boxer after getting training from the hobo.
* ShowerScene: Mandy in the "Paparazzi" mission. Since this is a T rated game we see nothing. There's a scene in one of the video trailers that's a close-up of Mandy's legs while she's wearing the towel, that was cut from the final version of the game.
* {{Slapstick}}: The way students trip on marbles and banana peels borders on it, but if you run someone over with a go-kart? They rocket straight up into the air.
* SmugSnake: Gary Smith is the Failed MagnificentBastard + VillainSue version. Derby Harrington is the "good" version.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The cliques all have only one girl, except for the Bullies, who don't have any.
** The Nerds: Beatrice
** The Jocks: Mandy
** The Preppies: Pinky
** The Greasers: Lola
** The Townies: Zoe
* SpiritualSuccessor: Find a review of this game in a British magazine that doesn't mention the ZXSpectrum classic ''SkoolDaze''.
* SpoiledBrat: Many of the Preppies. Pinky is the most well known (see quote below), but other preppies qualify. Chad threatens that his father will sue if someone hits him too hard, Parker expresses disbelief that Gord's father would actually make him work...
--> "I'm a ''PRINCESS!' And ''I'' need people to do things for ''me!'' So hurry up, because I wanna be '''FIRST!'''"
* SpoiledSweet: Pinky can act as one when she grows closer to Jimmy. She's obviously a princess in that she's spoiled, (And a stereotypical one at that) but is actually ''quite'' willing to date outside her social class (Jimmy)
** And when Mandy becomes a FallenPrincess; she's ''significantly'' nicer.
* TheStarscream: Gary, as he's your ally at first, but it's pretty damn obvious he's going to doublecross you before too long.
** Gary actually accuses Jimmy of this, which is why he decided to double cross you first.
* StockBritishPhrases: As used and [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch abused]] by the preppies.
** [[FakeBrit They're not really British, though.]] Well, Tad isn't, anyway.
* StraightGay: Ok! Some boys are canonically [[BiTheWay bisexual]], but none of them (except Gord) display any [[CampGay camp]] traits nor blatant attraction to boys.
* {{Stripperific}}: Zoe's townie outfit, by school standards. Her original character design by ''any'' standards.
* StuffedIntoALocker: Played straight. You can do this to any character in the game.
* StuffedIntoATrashcan: Also played straight. If you don't knock them out first, of course.
* StudentCouncilPresident: During the game, Ted and Earnest are competing to win the election for this position. One mission involves you having to protect Earnest from the [[JerkJock jocks]] while he gives a campaign speech. It's never specified who wins.
* SweetPollyOliver: Karen Johnson claims she disguised herself as a boy once so she could play sports.
* TakeThatCritics: In a rather mild one, minor character Ray Huges says "They say kids imitate video games. But I have yet to turn into a [[SuperMarioBros mustached plumber]]!"
* TedBaxter: Gordon Wakefield, who's convinced he's a brilliant intellect, a ladies man, and a lethal fighter, when in fact he's none of the above.
-->"What a stupid question. Of ''course'' I'm the center of my universe!"
* TeensAreShort: The adults in this game are '''massive''' compared to most of the characters.
** The second Asylum mission is particularly frustrating because of a character you have to sneak past that you cannot actually see because of a funny camera angle. And since most of the mission has been weapons free, it's easy to forget the stink bombs, which will distract him long enough to get you by.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch:
-->Gary: Don't lie, Petey. Don't you lie. Because you know what we do to liars? [[GroinAttack We kick them in the BALLS]]!
* [[ThrivingGhostTown Thriving Ghost School]]: Bullworth Academy has 61 students (65 if you count the prefects) when realistically a campus that size could support 1500+. And only 11 of them are female.
** Bullworth also apparently has a monopoly on education in town since you don't see any other schools. No ''wonder'' the Townies hate Bullworth so much!
* ThoseWackyNazis: Gary dresses up as an SS officer for Halloween.
** Subverted when you help Earnest be elected as class president. His flags look [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFU2qViUDTY&feature=player_detailpage#t=12s oddly familiar]].
* {{Tomboy}}: Zoe, Karen.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Zoe, when compared to Jimmy's other girlfriends.
* TotallyRadical: The nerds, especially Algie.
* TrainingFromHell: [[DrillSergeantNasty Mr Burton]] insists on making every gym class this as well as every football practice.
* TrophyRoom: Jimmy's room gains a memento from pretty much every mission, side mission, collection quest, class mini-game and race he completes. By the end his bedroom is filled to the brim with the trophies of all his accomplishments. He can even buy stuff like posters too.
* TVGenius: The Nerds.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Cornelius Johnson is black and bisexual.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Bully: Scholarship Edition'' for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PC.
* UrbanSegregation: The wealthy districts of Old Bullworth Vale and Bullworth Town are cleanly separated from the poor ones of New Coventry and Blue Skies Industrial Park by an elevated railroad trestle, making New Coventry and Blue Skies "the wrong side of the track" both figuratively and literally.
* VideogameCrueltyPotential: Quite a bit, as you might gather. Though, jamming a prefect's face into a toilet and escaping unscathed is one of the more satisfying accomplishments in gaming.
** If you manage to knock out all the prefects or cops, there's nothing stopping you from gunning down everyone in sight with bottle rockets and potatoes, regardless of age or gender.
** Block the exit to the boy's dorm with marbles, then pull the fire bell. The gullible students will bolt to the door, trip repeatedly on the marbles and randomly attack each other. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity most certainly does ensue]]. And if you hide in the trash can, they'll randomly attack each other instead of you.
** Stand in your dorm room at the edge with a slingshot or fire extinguisher. As people walk by, spray them or shoot them. The idiots don't think to go in your dorm room and get you. You can also do this with fireworks or other stuff, but you'd probably want to be careful about it accidentally bouncing off the doorway and hitting you.
** Feel free to fight among your own age group all you like...but hit girls, little kids, adults, or prefects, and the game will immediately turn your [[WantedMeter wanted bar]] full red, meaning if a cop, prefect or teacher so much as touches you, you're busted immediately, do not pass go. What's more, hitting girls, little kids, adults, and authority figures will cause prefects or police to ''spawn'' near you and charge immediately.
** Try climbing the trellis in back of the school (facing the athletics building and prep dorms). From that ledge, you can snipe ANYONE you want with the super slingshot (the one with the scope) and watch the Prefects, etc spawn. And you can then snipe THEM. However, they CANNOT climb the trellis, so you can shoot to your heart's content from there in total safety then wait for the meter to go down before you descend.
** Note that if you get caught too many times (or for too serious an offense), you must play a "Detention" minigame until you get it right. Each time you do so, it gets harder.
*** Of course, completing all of the detention services is the only way to unlock the prison uniform outfit.
** Extremely rare for this type of game, this punishment holds true for ''everyone'', not just you - If an enemy accidentally hits an adult, little kid, or prefect, The Law will spawn nearby and go after them. The lone exceptions are scripted interactions, such as a bully taking a little kid's textbook and hitting them with it.
* VirtualPaperDoll: While Jimmy isn't quite as customizable as [[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas CJ was]], you can still dress him in a wide variety of clothes (sure, there's a dress code, but it's not enforced that strongly). And once Chapter 2 begins and the school gates open up, you can go to a barber and choose from a few "tough guy" style haircuts. And once Blue Skies Industrial Park is opened up in Chapter 5, you can get tattoos.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A seventh clique, the Punks, were dropped part way through production. Some of the Punks were merged into the Dropouts - who later became the Townies. Originally, though, the Punks attended Bullworth - you can see them in the comic that came with the limited edition of the game.
** Fairly early in the storyline Jimmy gets a skateboard to cruise around the map with. Sadly, there is not one skatepark in which to ride around; the bike park in New Coventry is close but the physics of boards and bikes in the air isn't quite right. There could have been a minigame where you start off barely able to ollie and eventually add some tricks such as benihana, airwalk, kickflip etc. Perhaps the publishers were worried about getting sued by the team behind [[TonyHawkProSkater THPS]].
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Bullworth]]: It's never explicitly stated, but it's widely believed that Bullworth is in New England.
** The back of the Scholarship Edition box confirms that it's in New England.
* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Played up by the preps.
* WideOpenSandbox
* WouldHitAGirl / [[WouldntHitAGirl Wouldn't Hit A Girl]]: Although the games does let Jimmy hit girls, doing so instantly maxes out your [[WantedMeter trouble meter]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Russell Northrop, Juri Karamazov, and Luis Luna all use pro wrestling moves when they fight.
* YouALLLookFamiliar: Averted, at the cost of there being only about sixty students and ten teachers in the entire school, all appearing at multiple locations at the same time.
** Strangely though, in individual missions, some characters may appear multiple times with others not at all. A mission early in the game, for example, has Troy Miller appear three different times and Davis White appear twice, while Ethan Robinson, Tom Gurney and Wade Martin don't appear at all.
** If you're savvy, you'll notice that while you wrestle in gym Christy and Angie are there twice.
*** It's not not as diverse as it sounds, since it's very possible for you to ride past a character, and then see that character again after going a few feet. It's also possible, albiet uncommon, for the game to glitch and spawn the same character twice in one location.
* YourMom: Gary, you ''really'' shouldn't have said that...

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** Gary actually accuses Jimmy of this, which is why he decided to double cross you first.


* TheJimmyHartVersion: The music playing in "The Final Cut" shop sounds suspiciously similar to The Music/BlueOysterCult's "Don't Fear The Reaper."

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* TheJimmyHartVersion: The music playing in "The Final Cut" shop Several songs from the soundtrack are this to varying degrees. For example, the soundtrack the the mission "Tagging" seems to be inspired by "Good Times" by Chic, Norton's {{Boss Fight}} sounds suspiciously similar to like "Human Fly" by The Music/BlueOysterCult's "Don't Fear The Reaper."Cramps, etc.


** Also, the whole Nerd Clique who are, in their own words, "Laughed at and mercilessly bullied by just everyone."

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** Also, the whole Nerd Clique who are, in their own words, "Laughed at and mercilessly bullied by just about everyone."




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--> '''Jimmy:''' Who's the baddest?! Me! Who's the toughest?! Me!


* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: Feel free to fight among your own age group all you like...but hit girls, little kids, adults, or prefects, and the game will immediately turn your [[WantedMeter wanted bar]] full red, meaning if a cop, prefect or teacher so much as touches you, you're busted immediately, do not pass go. What's more, hitting girls, little kids, adults, and authority figures will cause prefects or police to ''spawn'' near you and charge immediately.

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* VideogameCrueltyPunishment: ** Feel free to fight among your own age group all you like...but hit girls, little kids, adults, or prefects, and the game will immediately turn your [[WantedMeter wanted bar]] full red, meaning if a cop, prefect or teacher so much as touches you, you're busted immediately, do not pass go. What's more, hitting girls, little kids, adults, and authority figures will cause prefects or police to ''spawn'' near you and charge immediately.


* FilleFatale: Lola Lombardi. She speaks in double entendres (bike races make her... ''[[IfYouKnowWhatIMean excited]]''), and she uses her looks to get homework help from Nerds and money from Preppies.

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* FilleFatale: Lola Lombardi. She speaks in double entendres (bike races make her... ''[[IfYouKnowWhatIMean excited]]''), ''excited''), and she uses her looks to get homework help from Nerds and money from Preppies.


According to scorer Shawn Lee, there is going to be a [[http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/2009/11/10/tgl-exclusive-interview-reveals-possible-bully-sequel/ Bully 2]].

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According to In 2009, scorer Shawn Lee, there is going to be a Lee [[http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/2009/11/10/tgl-exclusive-interview-reveals-possible-bully-sequel/ Bully 2]].suggested that a sequel was in the works]] but nothing has appeared so far.


* MurderArsonAndJaywalking: Referenced by the quote at the top of the page.

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