Follow TV Tropes


Fanfic / Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rich and Famous

Go To

Spoilers for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later will be unmarked, You Have Been Warned!

"I don't usually write on this anymore, but there's some stuff That needs to be documented. If this ends up in the hands of anyone but me, there's something you need to know: what you're going to read is nothing like my memoir, it's a journal. That means if you can't handle that, you might as well read something else."
-Greg Heffley

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rich and Famous (Also known as simply Rich and Famous) is a semi-serious Diary of a Wimpy Kid fanfic (or as the subreddit calls them, LLBs (Looks Like Books)) originally made by Reddit user u/jugdeggrogs for the subreddit r/LodedDiper. Unlike the author's previous work Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 25 Years Later, this fic sees what happens if he was offered the opportunity to work with Funbrain Games. The trailer for the LLB can be viewed here, and you can start reading it here.


Tropes seen in Rich and Famous include:

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Frank was willing to suppress Greg's sexuality like in 25 Years Later.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In contrast to his 25 Years Later counterpart, Manny seems to be a nicer person if the letter to his dad was any proof of it.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Unlike in 25 Years Later, Greg is willing to suffocate his own dad, as seen in Part 4. He even flips his own mother off on page 15.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Like in 25 Years Later, Greg is bisexual.
  • Art Shift: Downplayed, but the LLB art shifts from a journal entry to a comic book-style in the more dynamic moments (i.e., Greg suffocating Frank after he threatens to reveal his bisexuality).
  • Apologetic Attacker: Rowley confesses that he loves Greg before kicking him off the roof of a building.
  • Continuity Nod: Once again, Greg delivers a Precision F-Strike to Frank.
  • Advertisement:
  • Dark Fic: Much like 25 Years Later, this is a darker telling of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
  • Distant Sequel: Not as distant as 25 Years Later, but the story takes place in the year 2032.
  • For Want of a Nail: The story sees what happens if Greg becomes famous rather than Rowley.
  • The Topic of Cancer: It's revealed in Part 3 that Frank is diagnosed with cancer.
  • Vorpal Pillow: Greg suffocates Frank with a pillow after Frank threatens to reveal is bisexuality.
    • Sickbed Slaying: And right in his bed in the hospital, no less!
      • Frank is revealed to be alive on Page 13, however.
  • What If?: ...Greg had become rich and famous rather than Rowley?

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: