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In Toy Story, Why is Buzz the only toy that does not believe he is a toy?
Is this a stage of being a toy or does Buzz have some sort of neurological dysfunction?

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I don't know if the writers thought about it that much. It's a great question. Do they dream? Do they feel the same way we do? Is it just magic? Are they immortal? Where do they go when they die? – BamfTheNightAway Sep 25 '12 at 4:26
@BamfTheNightAway Yeah, you have to wonder how Buzz felt the first time Andy played with him. Some giant, humanoid child tossing you around... – sweetdee Sep 25 '12 at 14:56
And this question only furthers the theories. Love questions like these. – TylerShads Sep 25 '12 at 16:54

Because all the toys shown in Toy Story are all old toys mostly. So they all know the reality. But Buzz Lightyear is a new toy who doesn't know about reality. If you have seen Toy Story 2 then you will definitely remember that when new Buzz appears he is not under the impression that he is a toy. Even Zurg who comes later and tries to kill Buzz because he also doesn't believe that he is a toy rather thinks that Buzz is his enemy.

In short Buzz is not the only toy who doesn't know that he is a toy and mostly every new toy come to this phase that he feels he is a real person and not a toy.

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Not to mention, the green aliens living inside the skill tester worship "the claw" as they see it as a divine entity taking them to a 'better place'. How would they know any different until they left? – Robotnik Aug 25 '13 at 13:14
I'm not sure that "mostly every new toy" feels this way, because the rest of Andy's toys seem shocked that Buzz doesn't know. If this were a normal part of toyhood, they would be expecting it, and know how to handle it better. – Geobits Sep 2 '15 at 14:05

If a toy is new, they may not yet know that they are toys. Maybe that is the reason buzz didn't believe he was a toy. That was the character / personality of Buzz, that was also responsible for his reluctance to believe. Its just an interpretation though!

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