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* HostilityOnTheSet: In a case of sad irony, in 2017, Daniel Franzese, who played Derek Dvirko in ''Film/{{Bully}}'' which was based off of the real-life murder of Bobby Kent who was killed due to his alleged bullying, revealed that co-star Bijou Phillips, who played Ali Willis, subjected him to a lot of homophobic and fat-shaming bullying while they were on the set, saying that she kept trying to goad him into admitting that he was gay[[note]]which he later came out as over a decade later, but he just reluctantly said he was bisexual at the time to get her off his case[[/note]] and that she laughed at his appearance when he removed his shirt at a pool party and had even twisted one of his nipples. Even more troubling, he said the producers just looked the other way on the behavior (potentially due to the fact that she came from a famous family; her father was "Papa" John Phillips from ''Music/TheMamasAndThePapas'' and her older half-sisters were actress Mackenzie of ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' fame and singer Chynna of Wilson Phillips fame and he was just an up-and-coming actor) but said that his fellow co-stars Creator/BradRenfro, Creator/MichaelPitt and Creator/NickStahl (who portrayed Kent himself) openly and repeatedly defended him and the latter, who was dating Phillips at the time, even tried to convince her to apologize to him. After going public with his story, Phillips subsequently reached out to Franzese and apologized, which he accepted.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: In a case of sad irony, in 2017, Daniel Franzese, who played Derek Dvirko in ''Film/{{Bully}}'' which was based off of the real-life murder of Bobby Kent who was killed due to his alleged bullying, Dvirko, revealed that co-star Bijou Phillips, who played Ali Willis, subjected him to a lot of homophobic and fat-shaming bullying while they were on the set, saying that she kept trying to goad him into admitting that he was gay[[note]]which he later came out as over a decade later, but he just reluctantly said he was bisexual at the time to get her off his case[[/note]] and that she laughed at his appearance when he removed his shirt at a pool party and had even twisted one of his nipples. Even more troubling, he said the producers just looked the other way on the behavior (potentially due to the fact that she came from a famous family; her father was "Papa" John Phillips from ''Music/TheMamasAndThePapas'' and her older half-sisters were actress Mackenzie of ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' fame and singer Chynna of Wilson Phillips fame and he was just an up-and-coming actor) but said that his fellow co-stars Creator/BradRenfro, Creator/MichaelPitt and Creator/NickStahl (who portrayed Kent himself) openly and repeatedly defended him and the latter, who was dating Phillips at the time, even tried to convince her to apologize to him. After going public with his story, Phillips subsequently reached out to Franzese and apologized, which he accepted.

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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: This was Creator/BradRenfro's favourite film of his own.


* HostilityOnTheSet: In a case of sad irony, in 2017, Daniel Franzese, who played Derek Dvirko in ''Film/{{Bully}}'' which was based off of the real-life murder of Bobby Kent who was killed due to his alleged bullying, revealed that co-star Bijou Phillips, who played Ali Willis, subjected him to a lot of homophobic and fat-shaming bullying while they were on the set, saying that she kept trying to goad him into admitting that he was gay[[note]]which he later came out as over a decade later, but he just reluctantly said he was bisexual at the time to get her off his case[[/note]] and that she laughed at his appearance when he removed his shirt at a pool party and had even twisted one of his nipples. Even more troubling, he said the producers just looked the other way on the behavior (potentially due to the fact that she came from a famous family; her father was "Papa" John Phillips from ''Music/TheMamasAndThePapas'' and her older half-sisters were actress Mackenzie of ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' fame and singer Chynna of Wilson Phillips fame and he was just an up-and-coming actor) but said that his fellow co-stars Brad Renfro, Creator/MichaelPitt and Nick Stahl (who portrayed Kent himself) openly and repeatedly defended him and the latter, who was dating Phillips at the time, even tried to convince her to apologize to him. After going public with his story, Phillips subsequently reached out to Franzese and apologized, which he accepted.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: In a case of sad irony, in 2017, Daniel Franzese, who played Derek Dvirko in ''Film/{{Bully}}'' which was based off of the real-life murder of Bobby Kent who was killed due to his alleged bullying, revealed that co-star Bijou Phillips, who played Ali Willis, subjected him to a lot of homophobic and fat-shaming bullying while they were on the set, saying that she kept trying to goad him into admitting that he was gay[[note]]which he later came out as over a decade later, but he just reluctantly said he was bisexual at the time to get her off his case[[/note]] and that she laughed at his appearance when he removed his shirt at a pool party and had even twisted one of his nipples. Even more troubling, he said the producers just looked the other way on the behavior (potentially due to the fact that she came from a famous family; her father was "Papa" John Phillips from ''Music/TheMamasAndThePapas'' and her older half-sisters were actress Mackenzie of ''Series/OneDayAtATime'' fame and singer Chynna of Wilson Phillips fame and he was just an up-and-coming actor) but said that his fellow co-stars Brad Renfro, Creator/BradRenfro, Creator/MichaelPitt and Nick Stahl Creator/NickStahl (who portrayed Kent himself) openly and repeatedly defended him and the latter, who was dating Phillips at the time, even tried to convince her to apologize to him. After going public with his story, Phillips subsequently reached out to Franzese and apologized, which he accepted.


* BasedOnATrueStory: The side mission [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFZNsxnpV00 "Character Sheets"]] was inspired by a real life event of head ''Bully'' producer Jeronimo Barerra, in which a bully stole some gaming books from a paraplegic friend of his and Barerra tried to retrieve the stolen good back.



* CrossCastRole: Surprisingly, many of the black characters in the game were actually voiced by white actors. For example, Damon was voiced by Ben Curtis, while Bo was voiced by Jason Fuch. Even some of the white characters were voiced by black actors, with Tad's voice being [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Baron Vaughn]] and Christy's voice being the (biracial) Maine Anders.



* RecycledInSpace: It's pretty much ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' in high school, with less outright violence and with cliques and school bullies in place of criminal gangs.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In the Geography class, borders and flags (Eastern Europe has post-Cold War borders, there's no [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan South Sudan]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Myanmar Myanmar uses the pre-2010 flag]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Afghanistan Afghanistan has the post-Taliban flag]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Libya Libya has the plain green flag]]) explicitly shows that the game was developed [[TurnOfTheMillennium in the mid 2000s]]. This was later averted in the Anniversary Edition by updating the flags.


* DummiedOut: Bob only appears in one scene in the game - the cutscene at the beginning of The Gym is Burning. Despite this he has a unique fighting style and a full set of dialogue programmed. More curiously, his dialogue set contains the same lines as ''clique leaders'' rather than regular students.

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* DummiedOut: Quite a lot of dummied out content in this game:
** 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.
** There was a dummied out mission in Chapter 3 that involved Lola bringing Tad to New Coventry and Jimmy having to defend Tad by sniping Greasers with his slingshot.
** There was a part of a mission in Chapter 5 where Jimmy was going to make a bunch of townies pass out by releasing Ether gas. His audio for it is still in the files. Another Chapter 5 mission involved Jimmy stealing Dr. Crabblesnitch's paddle and planting it in Damon West's gym bag to frame him for it.
** Some weapons didn't make the final cut as well. Some are understandable (BB gun, Police Baton), while others (Joke Candy, Devil's Fork, and a Super Spud Gun) make you think why they cut it out.
** Gloria Jackson was originally intended to be an older girl and a potential girlfriend for Jimmy. Her flirting and kissing dialogue lines are still in the data files.
** There were two shopkeepers (named Nate and Floyd) who worked in music shops that were cut. It's believed that they may have been used for uploading music to the game - a function not supported by the Wii, but that would have been by the Xbox. However, the Xbox version of ''Bully'' was cancelled and so Nate and Floyd were removed.
** Several missions were dummied out of ''Bully''. Most of the "bonus missions" for ''Scholarship Edition'' were dummied out missions that were added back in.
** Out of all the teachers introduced in the original ''Bully'', Neil the shop teacher, is the only one who doesn't appear outside of his class, which is weird since he has a full set of dialogue. It's possible he was removed because he has lines about fascism and politics.
** According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reEIvyMXCZE these unused audio files]], the "Halloween" mission was going to be quite different. Originally, Jimmy's Halloween pranks included tossing a dead rat into the girls' dorm, feeding Edna a piece of vomit-inducing joke candy (an item that was also dummied out of the game), placing a "Kick Me" sign on a nerd, and hitting Mr. Burton and Dr. Slawter with itching powder while they were distracted by Petey. Also, the final version cuts one of Petey's lines in half, since it contained dialogue about the cut pranks, along with a rather strong profanity.
--->'''Petey''': Wha-what the hell?! I've been kicked in the balls, reported to the principal, and you guys are messing around with ''dog shit''?! I'm outta here!
** There's some audio in the game's files about Jimmy failing to land a skate trick, indicating that there was going to be a skate park in the game at one point.
** A cutscene where Jimmy briefly talks to Petey about taking down Edgar Munsen and the Townies was cut, along with a scene that took place before the Edgar battle, in which he and Jimmy verbally confronted each other before fighting.
** Game files include models of Pedro De La Hoya and Sheldon Thompson (the two boys among the little kids group) wearing pajamas, but they never spawn in the boys dorm, while the three younger girls in pajamas can be encountered when trespassing in the girls dorm. Since prefects never enter the boys dorm, Pedro and Sheldon have probably been removed from the place to make sure it's impossible to abuse them without facing consequences.
** There is a partially-unused winter model for Zoe intended for Chapter 3. While most of the Townies do spawn as early as Chapter 3, Zoe is not one of them, and can only be seen in races, where the model is used. The model isn't even remastered for the later editions of the game, which causes a glitch with the eyes appearing solid white.
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Bob only appears in one scene in the game - the cutscene at the beginning of The Gym is Burning. Despite this he has a unique fighting style and a full set of dialogue programmed. More curiously, his dialogue set contains the same lines as ''clique leaders'' rather than regular students.

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* DummiedOut: Bob only appears in one scene in the game - the cutscene at the beginning of The Gym is Burning. Despite this he has a unique fighting style and a full set of dialogue programmed. More curiously, his dialogue set contains the same lines as ''clique leaders'' rather than regular students.


* {{Jossed}}:
** Contrary to popular belief, the Boys Dorm is not a mirrored version of the Girls Dorm. Unlike the latter, none of the inaccessible rooms in the Boys Dorm were ever intended to be entered.
** There's a popular rumor that Gary was originally [[spoiler: going to have a DisneyVillainDeath]] at the end of the game, which was why he was so unresponsive after the boss fight, and that it was changed so that the game could keep its T rating. However, this was later revealed to be a hoax.

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* OrphanedReference:
** Gloria's sheer intelligence, as shown in her quotes, may have been a leftover from when she was a much older girl who was able to make out with Jimmy. This is further shown by the fact that her deep voice and mannerisms contrast heavily with the more childish Karen and Melody.
** Peanut's NapoleonComplex seems rather odd since he's of average height, much taller than the very short Jimmy. Some concept art show that at one point in development, he actually was short.
** A cutscene was removed which depicted Jimmy finding out about Edgar and needing to speak with him to settle things with the Townies. In the final game, it's still his objective to get to Edgar, but it comes out of nowhere due to the scene being taken out.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/Bully See here]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/Bully [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/{{Bully}} See here]].


* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The game's graphic style was drastically different during development. Originally, the style was very cartoon-like and was heavily exaggerated. This is shown in the early designs for the Nerds (all of whom were stereotypical {{Gonk}}s), the Greasers (with Peanut having an exaggerated pompadour and the beta Johnny obviously being inspired by Music/ElvisPresley), Zoe (who originally had a skinbyrd hairstyle and much more shorter outfit), and other minor characters (the school's nurse barely looked human).
** The Townies went through various changes. They were introduced as a punk-inspired clique early on, before being named the Dropouts, and ended up as the Townies. Three known members were Russell (who is still listed as the Dropouts leader in the game files), Zoe, and Sid. While Russell and Zoe were later developed into their own characters, Sid was scrapped entirely.
** The Bullies clique as a whole originally wore blue vests. This was likely changed to not confuse players who would mistake them as being a friendly clique at the beginning of the game [[spoiler:and foreshadow how they're the only clique who are completely loyal to Jimmy.]]
** Bullworth Academy's uniform color was originally maroon rather than blue. In addition, almost all of the students in the beta wore the blue featured on Jimmy and Pete's uniforms that was eventually changed into green.
** There was going to be an actual Grottoes and Gremlins minigame based on ''Videogame/{{Gauntlet}}'' that was cut due to time constraints.
** Dr. Crabblesnitch was originally going to have been the BigBad of the game.
** Gloria was originally one of the girls Jimmy could kiss. While her dialogue still remains in the game, it is DummiedOut, because Gloria is one of the younger kids in the game.
** Unused dialogue for humiliating or giving female students swirlies exist.
** There are unused dialogue for students tattling to prefects. The vast majority of them go unused as only six students in the game (the five little kids and Constantinos) tattle.
** The Boys Dorm had a second floor that would have been where the bathroom and Gary and Pete's room was, alongside a staircase. In addition, many clique members could be seen at once instead of just Bullies, Nerds and non-cliques. Furthermore, both the Prefects and Mr. Burton would act as hall monitors. The mini-map thankfully still exists, alongside a few screenshots of what it would have looked like.
** There is an unused sound effect for the Boys' Dorm ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN8RieiKE1w found here from 0:07-0:38]]) that appears to be a beta recording of the introduction cutscene for Pete, where Jimmy sounds very different and Pete makes a line about Jimmy's room being "in the room downstairs". According to Gerry Rosenthal, Jimmy's voice actor, he was the replacement of the voice actor who did the lines in the unused sound effect.

** Prototype screenshots posted on character artist Jared Fry's blog show, among other things, character models for five of the female characters[[note]]Zoe, Lola, Mandy, Beatrice, and Pinky[[/note]] in nothing but underwear. While most of them aren't noteworthy beyond that, Beatrice's unused model is particularly jarring, with her wearing a [[OfCorsetsSexy small, lacy corset]] and a red thong. Interestingly enough, character models labeled "UW", presumably for "underwear", still exist in the game; however, these are simply their "pajamas" models in the final version, indicating that the original "underwear" models were overwritten fairly late in development.
** DummiedOut voice clips suggest that Jealous Johnny was supposed to be a very different and much more risqué mission than what we ended up getting. While the mission that made it into the game is a fairly dull, uneventful affair in which Jimmy simply snaps a few photos of Gord and Lola together, the mission as it was originally designed involved tailing the pair all around town, including to a shack on the beach and Gord's house. It also involved a scene at the end where Lola would have stripped down to her underwear, with Gord trying to undo her bra, only for Lola to leave at that moment in the ultimate tease move. Considering that the game was already pushing its "T" rating, most of the mission content was likely scrapped so as not to risk tipping it over to an "M" rating.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The game's graphic style was drastically different during development. Originally, the style was very cartoon-like and was heavily exaggerated. This is shown in the early designs for the Nerds (all of whom were stereotypical {{Gonk}}s), the Greasers (with Peanut having an exaggerated pompadour and the beta Johnny obviously being inspired by Music/ElvisPresley), Zoe (who originally had a skinbyrd hairstyle and much more shorter outfit), and other minor characters (the school's nurse barely looked human).
** The Townies went through various changes. They were introduced as a punk-inspired clique early on, before being named the Dropouts, and ended up as the Townies. Three known members were Russell (who is still listed as the Dropouts leader in the game files), Zoe, and Sid. While Russell and Zoe were later developed into their own characters, Sid was scrapped entirely.
** The Bullies clique as a whole originally wore blue vests. This was likely changed to not confuse players who would mistake them as being a friendly clique at the beginning of the game [[spoiler:and foreshadow how they're the only clique who are completely loyal to Jimmy.]]
** Bullworth Academy's uniform color was originally maroon rather than blue. In addition, almost all of the students in the beta wore the blue featured on Jimmy and Pete's uniforms that was eventually changed into green.
** There was going to be an actual Grottoes and Gremlins minigame based on ''Videogame/{{Gauntlet}}'' that was cut due to time constraints.
** Dr. Crabblesnitch was originally going to have been the BigBad of the game.
** Gloria was originally one of the girls Jimmy could kiss. While her dialogue still remains in the game, it is DummiedOut, because Gloria is one of the younger kids in the game.
** Unused dialogue for humiliating or giving female students swirlies exist.
** There are unused dialogue for students tattling to prefects. The vast majority of them go unused as only six students in the game (the five little kids and Constantinos) tattle.
** The Boys Dorm had a second floor that would have been where the bathroom and Gary and Pete's room was, alongside a staircase. In addition, many clique members could be seen at once instead of just Bullies, Nerds and non-cliques. Furthermore, both the Prefects and Mr. Burton would act as hall monitors. The mini-map thankfully still exists, alongside a few screenshots of what it would have looked like.
** There is an unused sound effect for the Boys' Dorm ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN8RieiKE1w found here from 0:07-0:38]]) that appears to be a beta recording of the introduction cutscene for Pete, where Jimmy sounds very different and Pete makes a line about Jimmy's room being "in the room downstairs". According to Gerry Rosenthal, Jimmy's voice actor, he was the replacement of the voice actor who did the lines in the unused sound effect.

** Prototype screenshots posted on character artist Jared Fry's blog show, among other things, character models for five of the female characters[[note]]Zoe, Lola, Mandy, Beatrice, and Pinky[[/note]] in nothing but underwear. While most of them aren't noteworthy beyond that, Beatrice's unused model is particularly jarring, with her wearing a [[OfCorsetsSexy small, lacy corset]] and a red thong. Interestingly enough, character models labeled "UW", presumably for "underwear", still exist in the game; however, these are simply their "pajamas" models in the final version, indicating that the original "underwear" models were overwritten fairly late in development.
** DummiedOut voice clips suggest that Jealous Johnny was supposed to be a very different and much more risqué mission than what we ended up getting. While the mission that made it into the game is a fairly dull, uneventful affair in which Jimmy simply snaps a few photos of Gord and Lola together, the mission as it was originally designed involved tailing the pair all around town, including to a shack on the beach and Gord's house. It also involved a scene at the end where Lola would have stripped down to her underwear, with Gord trying to undo her bra, only for Lola to leave at that moment in the ultimate tease move. Considering that the game was already pushing its "T" rating, most of the mission content was likely scrapped so as not to risk tipping it over to an "M" rating.
WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[WhatCouldHaveBeen/Bully See here]].


* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Immediately after the game was announced, MoralGuardians took to everywhere to try get the game cancelled. This was due to the belief that it would actually ''promote'' and ''justify'' school bullying at best (which it does not, although the title was what caused this stigma, to the point the game was given the title ''Canis Canem Edit'' in Transatlantic regions), or be a "Columbine simulator" at worst (while Jimmy can knock people out, murder is impossible). When the shock value died down, the game has since grown past the controversy.

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Immediately after the game was announced, MoralGuardians took to everywhere to try get the game cancelled. This was due to the belief that it would actually ''promote'' and ''justify'' school bullying at best (which it does not, although the title was what caused this stigma, to the point the game was given the title ''Canis Canem Edit'' in Transatlantic regions), or be a "Columbine simulator" at worst (while Jimmy can knock people out, murder is impossible). When the shock value died down, the game has since grown past the controversy.controversy.
** Several supplementary materials, such as the Facebook pages and manual for the game, have a handful of incorrect information regarding the game's lore. For example, Melvin is described as the second-in-command of the Nerds while the game states that Earnest rules them all with an iron fist.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In the Geography class, borders and flags (Eastern Europe has post-Cold War borders, there's no [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan South Sudan]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Myanmar Myanmar uses the pre-2010 flag]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Afghanistan Afghanistan has the post-Taliban flag]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Libya Lybia has the plain green flag]]) explicitly shows that the game was developed [[TurnOfTheMillennium in the mid 2000s]]. This was later averted in the Anniversary Edition by updating the flags.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In the Geography class, borders and flags (Eastern Europe has post-Cold War borders, there's no [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan South Sudan]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Myanmar Myanmar uses the pre-2010 flag]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Afghanistan Afghanistan has the post-Taliban flag]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Libya Lybia Libya has the plain green flag]]) explicitly shows that the game was developed [[TurnOfTheMillennium in the mid 2000s]]. This was later averted in the Anniversary Edition by updating the flags.


* TheWikiRule: [[http://bully.wikia.com/wiki/Bully_Wiki The Bully Wiki]].

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://bully.wikia.com/wiki/Bully_Wiki The Bully Wiki]].Wiki]].
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