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* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. When Pedro organizes an event featuring a pinata make to resemble his opponent in the Class President election, he is admonished by the administration, saying that what he did was not only wrong, but shocking. Pedro later tells Napoleon that in Mexico, political opponents do that all the time.

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* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. When Pedro organizes an event featuring a pinata piñata make to resemble his opponent in the Class President election, he is admonished by the administration, saying that what he did was not only wrong, but shocking. Pedro later tells Napoleon that in Mexico, political opponents do that all the time.


* SpiritualAdaptation: Some fans of Music/WeirdAlYankovic are convinced that ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is an AdaptationExpansion of "That Boy Could Dance" (from ''Music/WeirdAlYankovicIn3D''). After all, both involve a clumsy, geekish outcast who dazzles everyone at school with his amazing dance skills. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWbuDYpMC0 Watch the video]] and decide for yourself.

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* SpiritualAdaptation: Some fans of Music/WeirdAlYankovic are convinced that ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is an AdaptationExpansion of "That Boy Could Dance" (from ''Music/WeirdAlYankovicIn3D''). After all, both involve a clumsy, geekish outcast who dazzles everyone at school with his amazing dance skills. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWbuDYpMC0 [[https://youtu.be/8VWbuDYpMC0?t=60 Watch the video]] and decide for yourself.

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* SpiritualAdaptation: Some fans of Music/WeirdAlYankovic are convinced that ''Napoleon Dynamite'' is an AdaptationExpansion of "That Boy Could Dance" (from ''Music/WeirdAlYankovicIn3D''). After all, both involve a clumsy, geekish outcast who dazzles everyone at school with his amazing dance skills. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWbuDYpMC0 Watch the video]] and decide for yourself.


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* HypeBacklash: In some ways, the film is boring and awkward on purpose. Whether or not this works or is charming is up to the viewer.


* EpilepticTrees: Napoleon has been armchair diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, compulsive lying, and just about every personality disorder under the sun. While a lot of his behavior may suggest AmbiguousDisorder, his habits could just as easily be ascribed to regular quirky behavior, offbeat small town dynamics, and RuleOfFunny. Nonetheless, some viewers persisted in finding a deeply disturbing meaning behind Napoleon's weirdness.

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* EpilepticTrees: Napoleon has been armchair diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, compulsive lying, and just about every personality disorder under the sun. While a lot of his behavior may suggest AmbiguousDisorder, his habits could just as easily be ascribed to regular quirky behavior, offbeat small town dynamics, and RuleOfFunny. Nonetheless, some viewers persisted persist in finding a deeply disturbing meaning behind Napoleon's weirdness.

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* EpilepticTrees: Napoleon has been armchair diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, compulsive lying, and just about every personality disorder under the sun. While a lot of his behavior may suggest AmbiguousDisorder, his habits could just as easily be ascribed to regular quirky behavior, offbeat small town dynamics, and RuleOfFunny. Nonetheless, some viewers persisted in finding a deeply disturbing meaning behind Napoleon's weirdness.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The film features a great soundtrack filled with memorable songs from the 80's and 90's.
** Notable examples include "Canned Heat" from Music/{{Jamiroquai}} while Napoleon dances, as well as "The Promise" by When In Rome, which plays over the credits.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: the film features a great soundtrack filled with memorable songs from the 80's and 90's.
** Notable examples include "Canned Heat" from Music/{{Jamiroquai}} while Napoleon dances, as well as "The Promise" by When In Rome, which plays over the credits.


* JerkassWoobie: Napoleon might get beaten up less if he wasn't so rude to his bullies when they ask him simple questions.
** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be a jerk at them back. It's kind of a chicken-or-egg thing.

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* JerkassWoobie: Napoleon might get beaten up less if he wasn't so rude to his bullies when they ask him simple questions. \n** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be a jerk at them back. It's kind of a chicken-or-egg thing.


** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be a jerk at them back. It's kind of a chicken-and-egg thing.

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** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be a jerk at them back. It's kind of a chicken-and-egg chicken-or-egg thing.


** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be a jerk at them back.

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** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be a jerk at them back. It's kind of a chicken-and-egg thing.


* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. When Pedro organizes an event featuring a pinata of his opponent in the Class President election, he is admonished by the administration, saying that what he did was not only wrong, but shocking. Pedro later tells Napoleon that in Mexico, political opponents do that all the time.

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* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. When Pedro organizes an event featuring a pinata of make to resemble his opponent in the Class President election, he is admonished by the administration, saying that what he did was not only wrong, but shocking. Pedro later tells Napoleon that in Mexico, political opponents do that all the time.

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* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. When Pedro organizes an event featuring a pinata of his opponent in the Class President election, he is admonished by the administration, saying that what he did was not only wrong, but shocking. Pedro later tells Napoleon that in Mexico, political opponents do that all the time.


** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be jerks at them back.

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** Though since they often beat him up without being provoked anyway, he probably has a right to be jerks a jerk at them back.



* JerkassWoobie: Uncle Rico. In the AnimatedAdaptation he is despised by pretty much by everyone. At the end of one episode is revealed that he is a very sad and lonely guy.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Consensus is mixed like the movie it was based on. Also it didn't stand out much between the much revered ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' and the much reviled ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' both airing around the time it debuted, the series was quietly cancelled after six episodes.

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* JerkassWoobie: Uncle Rico. In the AnimatedAdaptation he is despised by pretty much by everyone. At the end of one episode is it's revealed that he is a very sad and lonely guy.
* SoOkayItsAverage: Consensus is mixed like the movie it was based on. Also it didn't stand out much between the much revered ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' and the much reviled ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' both airing around the time it debuted, and the series was quietly cancelled after six episodes.


* HypeBacklash: Some have found the film to simply be boring and awkward (even though that's sort of the point).

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* HypeBacklash: Some have found In some ways, the film to simply be is boring and awkward (even though that's sort of on purpose. Whether or not this works or is charming is up to the point).viewer.


** Notable examples include "Forever Young" from Music/{{Alphaville}} during the school dance, as well as "The Promise" by When In Rome, which plays over the credits.

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** Notable examples include "Forever Young" "Canned Heat" from Music/{{Alphaville}} during the school dance, Music/{{Jamiroquai}} while Napoleon dances, as well as "The Promise" by When In Rome, which plays over the credits.

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