History BreakingTheFourthWall / WebOriginal

29th Nov '16 10:00:26 AM StFan
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* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'' does this occasionally.
** In sooper appisote 3, the ''entire series’ font'' gets changed midway through the sooper appisote, due to someone pressing a button that said “CHANGE FONT”.
** And in A.18, Liteslayer and Deine indirectly break the fourth wall by acknowledging the live “evolution” happening to them. It starts by a text-to-speech-translator, getting colored, then spelling properly, then so on and so forth until [[spoiler:Lite kills himself to stop any more “evolution” from happening]].
* ''WebVideo/KateModern'' comes dangerously close to breaking the fourth wall on a number of occasions, always with some in-universe justification (however flimsy). They finally break it directly in "The Last Work", when Tez, after talking to an off-screen Meryl, turns to the camera and says, "She should get her own show, that one." This was also a direct ShoutOut to the fanbase, as the concept of a SpinOff called "[=MerylModern=]" was a popular fan in-joke.
** Of course, ''[=KateModern=]'' never had a FourthWall in the traditional sense, because while the characters aren't aware that they are fictional, they are [[NoFourthWall always aware of the audience and address them frequently]]. The fictional "fan" Sophie, in particular, broke the fourth wall repeatedly on her Bebo profile.
* ''WebAnimation/ParkBench'', sometimes.
* Pictured right, the fourth wall is broken continuously in the ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'' series. Alfred address the audience as "boys and girls" and in the movie, Dictator Pickles personally introduces Alfred to the audience.
* The eponymous Emperor of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' breaks the wall oftentimes, from lamenting that he can't make any more [[LampshadeHanging fourth-wall-breaking jokes]] anymore to commenting on the new opening the series gets in episode 12.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' does this, particularly in the "Virus" Strong Bad e-mail where the format of the web page gets tampered with. Also, "My mouth was a broken JPEG!"
** Happens literally in some of the iTunes openings, where Strong Bad will either press his face against the screen, leaving a print, or literally try to break your screen!

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* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'' does this occasionally.
''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':
** In sooper appisote 3, [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-674 SCP-674 ("The Exposition Gun")]]. When SCP-674 is fired at characters in a TV show or movie, the ''entire series’ font'' gets changed midway through the sooper appisote, due to someone pressing a button user perceives that said “CHANGE FONT”.
** And in A.18, Liteslayer
the characters respond to the shooting and Deine indirectly even talk to the user.
** There are several other [=SCPs=] that
break the fourth wall by acknowledging [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou towards the live “evolution” happening reader]], for example, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1893 SCP-1893 ("The Minotaur's Tale")]]
* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': Very common. The main idea behind it is that it takes place in a video game (''Minecraft'' specifically, although so heavily modded as
to them. It starts by a text-to-speech-translator, getting colored, then spelling properly, then so on be completely unrecognizable) and so forth until [[spoiler:Lite kills himself to stop any more “evolution” from happening]].
many of the characters know that. Even canonically fictional ones. In the second game, the actual Fourth Wall of Minecraftia is broken, causing the [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Homestuck Invasion]]
* ''WebVideo/KateModern'' comes dangerously close to breaking the fourth wall on a number of occasions, always with some in-universe justification (however flimsy). They finally break it directly in "The Last Work", when Tez, after talking to an off-screen Meryl, turns to the camera and says, "She should get her own show, that one." This was also a direct ShoutOut to the fanbase, as the concept of a SpinOff called "[=MerylModern=]" was a popular fan in-joke.
**
in-joke. Of course, ''[=KateModern=]'' never had a FourthWall in the traditional sense, because while the characters aren't aware that they are fictional, they are [[NoFourthWall always aware of the audience and address them frequently]]. The fictional "fan" Sophie, in particular, broke the fourth wall repeatedly on her Bebo profile.
* ''WebAnimation/ParkBench'', sometimes.
* Pictured right, the fourth wall is broken continuously in the ''WebAnimation/AlfredsPlayhouse'' series. Alfred address the audience as "boys and girls" and in the movie, Dictator Pickles personally introduces Alfred to the audience.
* The eponymous Emperor of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' breaks the wall oftentimes, from lamenting that he can't make any more [[LampshadeHanging fourth-wall-breaking jokes]] anymore to commenting on the new opening the series gets in episode 12.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' does this, particularly in the "Virus" Strong Bad e-mail where the format of the web page gets tampered with. Also, "My mouth was a broken JPEG!"
** Happens literally in some of the iTunes openings, where Strong Bad will either press his face against the screen, leaving a print, or literally try to break your screen!
profile.



* Many an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]] will do this on a regular basis. To the point that Ishizu mentions she can break the fourth wall in ''her first appearance'', and this is unimpressive because everyone else has already broken it.
** This is an actual plot point in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. [[spoiler:According to Ishizu, if the fourth wall collapses completely, then Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged will be cancelled. Sure enough, Melvin defeating Florence is enough to bring the fourth wall down (for some reason), and 4kids (as run by Noah and the Big Five) cancel the show... And then LittleKuriboh announces Season 3.]] Yeah. [[MindScrew Trippy, much?]]
*** [[spoiler: And now we have season 3. First off Serenity tries to talk to Joey about the fact that she's frightened she'll get written out of the show because her character doesn't serve any significant point... And then all the main characters are told their show has been cancelled. Their reaction? "What the ''fuck?!''"]] Just... There's no fourth wall any more. There's a ''fifth'' wall, but the fourth wall is just broken. And no, it is not going to be revived from the shadow realm.
** In ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'', Iroh actually ''teaches Zuko how to break the Fourth Wall''. He ends up using it to re-write the episode to make Sokka's life hell.
* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' has everyone break the normal fourth wall at one point or another. However {{Deadpool}} takes it one step further.
-->'''Deadpool''': I always wanted my own action figure, and now I ''am'' my own action figure.
-->'''[[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Nite Owl]]''': Um, What?
** Heck, Darkseid's notable for being the only one ''not'' aware of the Fourth Wall. [[spoiler:Until SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explains it to him, and he takes a level in GenreSavvy.]]
* At one point in a ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' interactive minigame, a character is killed when they're ''crushed against'' the fourth wall.
* In the ''AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety''[='=]s base of operations, there is an actual fourth wall that makes a tremor when broken. Also notable is the fact that Tyler will frequently [[InteractiveNarrator have arguments with the narrator]].

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* Many an [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]] will do this on a regular basis. To the point that Ishizu mentions she can break the fourth wall in ''her first appearance'', and this is unimpressive because everyone else has already broken it.
** This is an actual plot point in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. [[spoiler:According to Ishizu, if the fourth wall collapses completely, then Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged will be cancelled. Sure enough, Melvin defeating Florence is enough to bring the fourth wall down (for some reason), and 4kids (as run by Noah and the Big Five) cancel the show... And then LittleKuriboh announces Season 3.]] Yeah. [[MindScrew Trippy, much?]]
*** [[spoiler: And now we have season 3. First off Serenity tries to talk to Joey about the fact that she's frightened she'll get written out of the show because her character doesn't serve any significant point... And then all the main characters are told their show has been cancelled. Their reaction? "What the ''fuck?!''"]] Just... There's no fourth wall any more. There's a ''fifth'' wall, but the fourth wall is just broken. And no, it is not going to be revived from the shadow realm.
** In ''WebVideo/AvatarTheAbridgedSeries'', Iroh actually ''teaches Zuko how to break the Fourth Wall''. He ends up using it to re-write the episode to make Sokka's life hell.
* ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'' has everyone break the normal fourth wall at one point or another. However {{Deadpool}} takes it one step further.
-->'''Deadpool''': I always wanted my own action figure, and now I ''am'' my own action figure.
-->'''[[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Nite Owl]]''': Um, What?
** Heck, Darkseid's notable for being the only one ''not'' aware of the Fourth Wall. [[spoiler:Until SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explains it to him, and he takes a level in GenreSavvy.]]
* At one point in a ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' interactive minigame, a character is killed when they're ''crushed against'' the fourth wall.
* In the ''AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety''[='=]s ''Fanfic/AntiClicheAndMarySueEliminationSociety''[='=]s base of operations, there is an actual fourth wall that makes a tremor when broken. Also notable is the fact that Tyler will frequently [[InteractiveNarrator have arguments with the narrator]].



* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' got three instances of this right in the finale, when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[spoiler: comes face to face with his own creator,Doug Walker]], when [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]] pointed out a inconsistency from the special itself, (ItMakesSenseInContext), and when the Nostalgia Critic points out that the audience had figured out that [[spoiler: WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd]] was Gort the whole time.

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* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' got three instances of this right in the finale, when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[spoiler: comes [[spoiler:comes face to face with his own creator,Doug creator, Doug Walker]], when [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]] pointed points out a inconsistency from the special itself, (ItMakesSenseInContext), and when the Nostalgia Critic points out that the audience had figured out that [[spoiler: WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd]] [[spoiler:WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd]] was Gort the whole time.



* This trope's the very first trope discussed on ''Podcast/{{On the Tropes}}''.
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/32656592-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.

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* This trope's the very first trope discussed on ''Podcast/{{On the Tropes}}''.
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/32656592-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.
''Podcast/OnTheTropes''.



* In Blog/AskKingSombra: Being that it's an ask blog, naturally, the characters respond to fan comments. It's a bit zigzaggy on whether other characters realize that that's what they're doing though.
** Sombra is actually able to physically interact with the question boxes; at one point he tries to hide behind them, only to realize they aren't actually real.
** At one point the author tries to derail the comic into a shipping fic, so Sombra and Coffee Talk open a portal and give his AuthorAvatar a DeathGlare to make him get back on track.



* The video "Deadpool - A Blurred Lines Parody", along with several other ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} cosplay videos by WebVideo/DPiddy, make use of this. (It's downplayed compared to the original Deadpool.)
* In ''WebAnimation/GEOWeasel'', the fourth wall is broken enough that Mitri complains about Nar breaking the fourth wall, and Nar retorts that pointing it out would also be, as he says, self-referencing.



* The ''WebOriginal/StarsInBlack'' 'verse has a rather solid FourthWall - solid enough to crash a ship.

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* The ''WebOriginal/StarsInBlack'' ''WebVideo/StarsInBlack'' 'verse has a rather solid FourthWall - -- solid enough to crash a ship.



* ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'', at least OnceAnEpisode, during the end credits.
29th Oct '16 5:04:50 PM nombretomado
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* At one point in a ''HappyTreeFriends'' interactive minigame, a character is killed when they're ''crushed against'' the fourth wall.

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* At one point in a ''HappyTreeFriends'' ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' interactive minigame, a character is killed when they're ''crushed against'' the fourth wall.
29th Oct '16 12:59:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGuild'', Codex breaks the fourth wall at the start of every episode, talking to the audience about what's bothering her.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, the Monkey King is a godlike being who apparently has this as a power. In his own point of view short story, he repeatedly addresses the readers and even makes comments about some of the forum posters.

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* In ''TheGuild'', ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex breaks the fourth wall at the start of every episode, talking to the audience about what's bothering her.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, the Monkey King is a godlike being who apparently has this as a power. In his own point of view short story, he repeatedly addresses the readers and even makes comments about some of the forum posters.
10th Oct '16 9:12:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''KateModern'' comes dangerously close to breaking the fourth wall on a number of occasions, always with some in-universe justification (however flimsy). They finally break it directly in "The Last Work", when Tez, after talking to an off-screen Meryl, turns to the camera and says, "She should get her own show, that one." This was also a direct ShoutOut to the fanbase, as the concept of a SpinOff called "[=MerylModern=]" was a popular fan in-joke.

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* ''KateModern'' ''WebVideo/KateModern'' comes dangerously close to breaking the fourth wall on a number of occasions, always with some in-universe justification (however flimsy). They finally break it directly in "The Last Work", when Tez, after talking to an off-screen Meryl, turns to the camera and says, "She should get her own show, that one." This was also a direct ShoutOut to the fanbase, as the concept of a SpinOff called "[=MerylModern=]" was a popular fan in-joke.
10th Oct '16 7:21:34 AM Chriseindt
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* In the [[http://watchmojo.com/video/id/12299/ Top 10 4th Wall Breaks in TV]] from [[http://watchmojo.com Watchmojo.com]] the narrator Rebecca refers to the video she is currently narrating and then turns confused to the camera.
29th Jul '16 4:12:16 PM Morgenthaler
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** Heck, Darkseid's notable for being the only one ''not'' aware of the Fourth Wall. [[spoiler:Until SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explains it to him, and he takes a level in DangerouslyGenreSavvy.]]

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** Heck, Darkseid's notable for being the only one ''not'' aware of the Fourth Wall. [[spoiler:Until SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker explains it to him, and he takes a level in DangerouslyGenreSavvy.GenreSavvy.]]
19th Mar '16 10:36:37 AM Veanne
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* ''Literature/TheLastGeneration'' runs over the fourth wall with a bulldozer and then pees on its remains. After hopping through several worlds across the Multiverse Inna, the main character finally reaches [[spoiler:our own, where she meets her creator, who proceeds to explain that she's just a character in a roleplaying forum whose uniqueness is the result of several retcons, and the reason her world is being destroyed is that the forum has closed down due to inactivity.]]
* Used rather frequently in WebVideo/YuGiOhRealLife.

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* ''Literature/TheLastGeneration'' runs over the fourth wall with a bulldozer and then pees on its remains. After hopping through several worlds across the Multiverse Inna, the main character finally reaches [[spoiler:our own, where she meets her creator, who proceeds to explain that she's just a character in a roleplaying forum whose uniqueness is the result of several retcons, {{retcon}}s, and the reason her world is being destroyed is that the forum has closed down due to inactivity.]]
* Used rather frequently in WebVideo/YuGiOhRealLife.''WebVideo/YuGiOhRealLife''.
* ''AudioPlay/DoctorWhoovesAdventures'', at least OnceAnEpisode, during the end credits.
14th Jan '16 4:36:23 AM Rbade
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/32656592-i-love-you-but-you're-real this]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.

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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/32656592-i-love-you-but-you're-real com/story/32656592-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.
14th Jan '16 4:35:35 AM Rbade
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-you're-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.

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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-you're-real com/story/32656592-i-love-you-but-you're-real this]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-youre-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.
14th Jan '16 4:34:22 AM Rbade
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4580256/chapters/10432200 This]], [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/19008802-i-love-you-but-you're-real this]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/58478030-i-love-you-but-you%27re-real-one-half this]] fanfics.
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