|“||Plankton: I'm throwing in the towel, Krabs! All these convoluted plans are getting us nowhere. And to top it all off, I'm the only one that's taking the heat! Mr. Krabs: What's that suppose to mean? Plankton: I don't see you on the front lines. Sure, let me do all the work, while you just sit back like the fat gorilla you are!! Mr. Krabs: Who you are calling a gorilla you one-celled, one-eyed bottom-feeder!?||„|
|~ Mr. Krabs and Plankton argue with each other.|
|“||You're being a really bad friend! (Hulk: You bad friend!)||„|
|~ Thor having a heated argument with the Hulk.|
In any great story, whether fictional or real life, the hero or heroine encounters an obstacle or bump in the road on their journey to reach their goals. Mostly this happens when he or she gets into a serious and upsetting situation, and it leads us to empathize with the main character.
An obstacle is usually the straw that breaks the camel's back, but it can also be the catalyst for the hero's journey. On top of that however, is that heroes become upset, whether their anger is mild, aggressive, or passive.
While it sounds bad, it is fine for them to be this way for obvious understandings. If they've entered an aggressive state, they will spread insults at a person they've cared about, or cause vandalism. On the other side of the coin, once they've taken they're minds of of the situation long enough after such aggressiveness, usually a few things can happen:
- It is safe to say that will attempt to apologize on what they have done or said to them.
- In rare circumstances, they will tearfully break-down with sadness, and usually try to cope with themselves, and sometimes, apologizing as well.
- Comforting a person they've cared about as a form of apologizing.
- Coming up with new plans.
- Showing a weak smile.
These events (1, 2 and 3) can also be connected to a hero whenever they have did the most wrong thing after all.
- The hero or heroine is pursued or kidnapped by bad guys.
- The hero or heroine gets into an argument.
- He or she picks a fight that goes over the edge.
- He or she is wrongfully accused of something he or she didn't do.
- He or she doesn't know what was happening to everyone.
- He or she is picked on, bullied, or humiliated.
- He or she gets caught up in a sticky situation, such as getting caught up in a traffic jam or lost in the woods.
- The hero's tantrums go too far and result in harmful situations.
- His or her guardian prevents them from achieving his or her goals, in order to keep them "safe from harm".
- The hero or heroine is separated from his family or friends.
- The hero or heroine loses someone he or she cares about.
- The hero or heroine has a dilemma.
- The hero getting hurt in battle by the villain.
- The hero getting betrayed by a friend, family member, or someone close to them who reveals himself/herself as the villain.
- The hero or heroine learns something shocking and they don't take it very well
- The hero or heroine is betrayed, dumped, fired, divorced, expelled, disowned, rejected, raged, suspended, double-crossed, arrested, lied to, gets into trouble, denounced or accused.
- He or she receives a punishment.
- He or she is upset about something like when things don't go his way.
- He or she flies into a rage.