History Analysis / DarknessInducedAudienceApathy

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.

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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 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.

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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.
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.

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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.justice]].
4th Feb '17 1:37:13 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 really care too much for the characters, but 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 really have to care too much for the characters, but 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.
28th Jan '17 5:07:18 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 really care too much for the characters, but 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.
29th Dec '16 9:14:59 AM CyberTiger88
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Games that provoke this reaction may still get their player base, mostly consisting of players that are perfectly happy to [[PlayTheGameSkipTheStory play the game and skip the story]]. For example, if the game requires the player to pick a faction to play as, they would simply choose sides with no interest other than the technical or aesthetic interest of playing one side or the other (or, such as in [=MMORPGs=], the interest in teaming with real-life friends).
12th Dec '16 2:25:42 PM Tehrannotaur
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Movies and TV shows with DiabolusExMachina and KillEmAll {{Downer Ending}}s can have this effect for cynical viewers, since it means that all hope for the characters is lost when they were doomed to their fates.

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Movies and TV shows with DiabolusExMachina and KillEmAll {{Downer Ending}}s can have this effect for cynical viewers, since it means that [[DespairEventHorizon all hope for the characters is lost lost]] when they were doomed to their fates.
16th Oct '16 11:13:24 AM Monolaf317
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In general, DarknessInducedAudienceApathy was a common criticism with the NinetiesAntiHero craze back in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. Many of these "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" (particularly the ones from independent publishers) were so evil that it was hard, if not impossible, to care whether they would come out of their adventures alive.

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In general, DarknessInducedAudienceApathy was a common criticism with the NinetiesAntiHero craze back in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. Many of these "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" (particularly the ones from independent publishers) were so evil that it was hard, if not impossible, to care whether they would come out of their adventures alive.alive.
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9th Jul '16 5:06:40 PM Wuz
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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

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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
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In general, DarknessInducedAudienceApathy was a common criticism with the NinetiesAntiHero craze back in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. Many of these "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" (particularly the ones from independent publishers) were so evil that it was hard, if not impossible, to care whether they would come out of their adventures alive.

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In general, DarknessInducedAudienceApathy was a common criticism with the NinetiesAntiHero craze back in UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks. Many of these "[[DesignatedHero heroes]]" (particularly the ones from independent publishers) were so evil that it was hard, if not impossible, to care whether they would come out of their adventures alive.
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