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* Theatre/TheGuyWhoDidntLikeMusicals has Emma monologuing about being forced to come back to Hatchetfield, where she was trying to get away from all her life. This is the opposite of Paul, who never wanted to leave his same hometown. They agree over their shared hatred of the sister city Clivesdale.

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* Near-universal in PopPunk music. There's a reason for the joke: "why did the pop punk kid cross the road? To get out of this town!"

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* Creator/MargotKidder did not look fondly on her hometown of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowknife Yellowknife]], Northwest Territories, Canada.

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* In ''VisualNovel/HeartOfTheWoods'', Morgan hates her hometown of Eysenfeld, a backwater village run by her [[AbusiveParents mother]] where everyone treats her like a pariah. The only reason she doesn't leave is that [[spoiler:if she does, her mother will choose someone else's body to steal]].



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* Cody Maverick from ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'': "Good-old Shriverpool. *razz* This place ''sucks'', bro!"


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* Cody Maverick from ''WesternAnimation/SurfsUp'': "Good-old Shriverpool. *razz* This place ''sucks'', bro!"
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* Chloe Cerise in ''Fanfic/InfinityTrainBlossomingTrail'' hates her hometown of Vermillion City because she feels that there's no one who truly cares for her and everyone is willing to push what they want onto her. So when she sees the Infinity Train, she's willing to enter it and then stay in it so she never goes back.
-->'''Chloe:''' “Goodbye Vermilion City. I hope you find someone else to take over my dad’s job.”


* Creator/AndyWarhol was not especially proud of being from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}; certainly, he identified more with his adoptive city of New York than the place he was born and raised. Creator/LouReed (who knew Warhol pretty well) had this to say about Warhol (from "Smalltown"):

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* Creator/AndyWarhol was not especially proud of being from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}; certainly, he identified more with his adoptive city of New York than the place he was born and raised. Creator/LouReed Music/LouReed (who knew Warhol pretty well) had this to say about Warhol (from "Smalltown"):


* Music/LudwigVanBeethoven felt this way about Bonn, after being forced to make a brief return he left for Vienna in 1792 and never returned.

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* Music/LudwigVanBeethoven felt this way about Bonn, UsefulNotes/{{Bonn}}, after being forced to make a brief return he left for Vienna in 1792 and never returned.


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* Creator/AndyWarhol was not especially proud of being from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}; certainly, he identified more with his adoptive city of New York than the place he was born and raised. Creator/LouReed (who knew Warhol pretty well) had this to say about Warhol (from "Smalltown"):
-->"There's no Michelangelo coming from Pittsburgh."

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* ''Website/TheHardTimes'': [[https://thehardtimes.net/music/pop-punk-band-feuds-with-country-band-over-whether-hometown-is-good-bad/ Pop Punk Band Feuds with Country Band About Whether Hometown is Good, Bad]]. The PopPunk band in question writes most of their songs about how their hometown sucks and they can't wait to leave, while the country band writes about how much they love it.


* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke [[spoiler: after learning the scarifices Itachi made and due to his unstable nature, swore to destroy Konoha. He seems to have gone against this after meeting a revived Itachi.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Sasuke [[spoiler: after learning the scarifices sacrifices Itachi made and due to his unstable nature, swore to destroy Konoha. He seems to have gone against this after meeting a revived Itachi.]]


* "One Great City!" by the Weakerthans, in which every verse ends with "I... hate... Winnipeg," although lead singer John K. Samson's relationship with his hometown is more =love/hate=.

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* "One Great City!" by the Weakerthans, in which every verse ends with "I... hate... Winnipeg," although lead singer John K. Samson's relationship with his hometown is more =love/hate=.mixed.


* "One Great City!" by the Weakerthans, in which every verse ends with "I... hate... Winnipeg," although lead singer John K. Samson's relationship with his hometown is more =love/hate=.



* "One Great City!" by the Weakerthans, in which every verse ends with "I... hate... Winnipeg," although lead singer John K. Samson's relationship with his hometown is more ==love/hate==.

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* "One Great City!" by the Weakerthans, in which every verse ends with "I... hate... Winnipeg," although lead singer John K. Samson's relationship with his hometown is more ==love/hate==.




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* "One Great City!" by the Weakerthans, in which every verse ends with "I... hate... Winnipeg," although lead singer John K. Samson's relationship with his hometown is more ==love/hate==.

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** Han and Qi'ra both want to get the hell off Corellia. The only reason Han plans to go back is to rescue Qi'ra, and that gets forgotten when he finds her working with Crimson Dawn.


** Anakin Skywalker to Tatooine.

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** Anakin Skywalker to Tatooine.hates Tatooine. Must be the sand.
--->'''Anakin:''' I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere.



--->"Well, if there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from."

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--->"Well, --->'''Luke:''' ''(to C-3PO)'' Well, if there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from."

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