History Analysis / DarknessInducedAudienceApathy

7th Jun '18 2:54:27 AM MeaJae97
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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre, particularly in a CosmicHorrorStory. There's a common (though not ubiquitous) school of thought that says that despair is one of the critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, this tactic is a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons

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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre, particularly in a CosmicHorrorStory. There's a common (though not ubiquitous) school of thought that says that despair is one of the critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, this tactic is a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasonsreasons.
7th Jun '18 2:53:50 AM MeaJae97
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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice]]. Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly, or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.

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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice]].

Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly, or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.



If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre, particularly in a CosmicHorrorStory. There's a common (though not ubiquitous) school of thought that says that despair is one of the critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, this tactic is a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons.
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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre, particularly in a CosmicHorrorStory. There's a common (though not ubiquitous) school of thought that says that despair is one of the critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, this tactic is a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons.
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6th Jun '18 9:20:13 PM MeaJae97
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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice]].

Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly, or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.

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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice]]. \n\n Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly, or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.
6th Jun '18 9:17:57 PM MeaJae97
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13th Oct '17 3:41:15 PM CyberTiger88
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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre. There's a very common (though not ubequitious) school of thought that says that despair is one of the critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, it's a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons.

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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre. genre, particularly in a CosmicHorrorStory. There's a very common (though not ubequitious) ubiquitous) school of thought that says that despair is one of the critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, it's this tactic is a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons.
5th Oct '17 7:07:07 PM CyberTiger88
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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Horror is one of the genres that is most likely to suffer from this trope, because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons.

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If the work in question is a comedy, it can avoid this trope even if it has EvilVersusEvil; the viewer doesn't have to care too much for the characters to enjoy watching them, and can have a fun experience watching entertaining villains. Horror Weirdly enough, this is a trope that is actually ''[[TropesAreTools encouraged]]'' in the horror genre. There's a very common (though not ubequitious) school of thought that says that despair is one of the genres that is most likely to suffer critical components of a horror story. Therefore, giving the protagonists any hope of a happy ending will take away from this trope, the [[TrueArtIsAngsty essential bleakness]], and ruin the entire point of a horror story. That said, it's a double-edged sword because giving up and not caring about the characters sucks a lot out of the fear factor and tension that the genre is based on. Dystopian fiction, particularly of the AfterTheEnd variety, is another genre that's quite vulnerable to this trope for largely the same reasons.
3rd Apr '17 11:23:26 AM Thecommander236
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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/ breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice]].

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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/ breaks dead/breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice]].
23rd Feb '17 1:58:57 AM Scifimaster92
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Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.

to:

Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly poorly, or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.
23rd Feb '17 1:58:29 AM Scifimaster92
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Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were executed poorly or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.

to:

Throwing in controversial scenes or topics such as rape (either for [[BlackComedyRape comedic]] or [[RapeAsDrama dramatic]] purposes), ColdBloodedTorture, discrimination (even on the [[FantasticRacism fictional races]]), genocide, or any form of FateWorseThanDeath can also invoke this trope; particularly if the said scenes or topics were gratuitous, executed poorly or cause a lot of UnfortunateImplications.
6th Feb '17 5:46:11 PM Tehrannotaur
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Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/ breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that the villains will never truly be brought to justice.

to:

Works that use JokerImmunity and CardboardPrison heavily can often fall into this. This is especially the case if every time the villain comes back from the dead/ breaks out of jail he kills people. It can make it seem like the hero isn't really making a difference and that [[KarmaHoudini the villains will never truly be brought to justice.justice]].
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