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You Hate What You Are

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An index of tropes where characters hate what they are.

A. Tropes that are plainly about characters hating to be what they are.

  • Armoured Closet Gay: A vocally homophobic character turns out to be a closeted homosexual who acts homophobic to hide their sexuality from others.
  • Boomerang Bigot: A person who is bigoted towards a group they're actually part of.
  • Cursed with Awesome: An undesired quality is actually quite useful.
  • Female Misogynist: A woman who hates other women.
  • Gayngst: A gay person hates themselves for being gay.
  • Hypocrite: A person can come off as being hypocritical if they claim to hate a group they are a part of, especially if they don't seem to realize the irony of being the very kind of person they are discriminating against.
  • I Am a Monster: A person hates themselves because they believe themselves to be an abomination.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: A superhero or an extraordinary person wishes that they could have a normal life and didn't have to deal with the kinds of problems only they have to deal with.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: A normal person wishes they could have special powers or abilities and didn't have a normal life.
  • I Just Want to Be You: A person envies another person's life to the point that they wish they could take the other person's place.
  • Internalized Categorism: A person believes that being part of a group that's discriminated against means that they are guilty of the same negative stereotypes associated with that group.
  • Obsessively Normal
  • Please Kill Me if It Satisfies You: A person who has done wrong gives their victim permission to kill them in retaliation.
  • Refreshingly Normal Life-Choice: A character with an exceptional life wants to live a mundane one.
  • Self-Deprecation: Making fun of oneself as a joke.
  • Sex Is Evil, and I Am Horny
  • Tortured Monster: A monster that hates itself for being a monster and is unable to comprehend itself.
  • What Have I Become?
  • You Are What You Hate: An individual expresses hatred for a particular group but is secretly/unknowingly a member of that group.

B. Tropes that in certain contexts are about characters hating to be what they are.