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10th Apr '18 11:58:24 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': "Checks and balances are vital for a stable government." The villain Killmonger's whole plan is to [[spoiler: usurp T'Challa as king of Wakanda and wage war against the outside world, serving to both destroy Wakanda and send a message against the mistreatment of African- and African-descended people around the world]]. If Wakanda had a ''any'' system of government besides one that rested sole power in the hands of its monarch--such as elected representatives or a high court able to overturn the leader's decisions--Killmonger wouldn't have been able to just waltz in and take over the most technologically-advanced nation on Earth by way of ritual combat and have the nation be powerless to stop his self-destructive crusade.

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* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': "Checks and balances are vital for a stable government." The villain Killmonger's whole plan is to [[spoiler: usurp T'Challa as king of Wakanda and wage war against the outside world, serving to both destroy Wakanda and send a message against the mistreatment of African- and African-descended people around the world]]. If Wakanda had a ''any'' system of government besides one that rested sole power in the hands of its monarch--such as elected representatives or a high court able to overturn the leader's decisions--Killmonger wouldn't have been able to just waltz in and take over the most technologically-advanced nation on Earth by way of ritual combat and have the nation be powerless [[MyCountryRightOrWrong forced to stop go along with his self-destructive crusade.crusade]].
10th Apr '18 11:56:36 AM DesertDragon
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* ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims, contains lots of very necessary Aesops, but also unintentionally the following: "sometimes, bravery and wit are useless against violence. Then, ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer"

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* ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims, contains lots of very necessary Aesops, but also unintentionally the following: "sometimes, bravery and wit are useless against violence. Then, ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer"ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer."
* ''Film/BlackPanther2018'': "Checks and balances are vital for a stable government." The villain Killmonger's whole plan is to [[spoiler: usurp T'Challa as king of Wakanda and wage war against the outside world, serving to both destroy Wakanda and send a message against the mistreatment of African- and African-descended people around the world]]. If Wakanda had a ''any'' system of government besides one that rested sole power in the hands of its monarch--such as elected representatives or a high court able to overturn the leader's decisions--Killmonger wouldn't have been able to just waltz in and take over the most technologically-advanced nation on Earth by way of ritual combat and have the nation be powerless to stop his self-destructive crusade.
7th Apr '18 7:35:19 PM MegaMarioMan
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* The early ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games had playable slot machines in the Game Corners, until they were removed around Generation IV on account of being gambling in a kid's game. Some players have said that the Game Corner slot machines taught them at an early age how impossible it is to win at gambling, so don't bother.

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* The early ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games had used to have playable slot machines in the Game Corners, until they were removed around Generation IV on account of due to being gambling in a kid's game. Some players have said that the Game Corner slot machines taught them at an early age how that it's impossible it is to win at gambling, so don't and as such you shouldn't bother.


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* In ''VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves'', the Cooper Gang recruits a few new members that specialize in things they don't to help them pull off a [[TheCaper big heist]]. Among them is Penelope, a GadgeteerGenius mouse who works making RC vehicles, who Bentley comes into contact with on his laptop. Later, in ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'', [[spoiler:she ends up backstabbing the team]], which leads to the moral of "[[spoiler:don't trust people you meet on the internet]]."
7th Apr '18 3:26:13 PM SS13
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* ''Film/Utoya22Juli'', a reenactment of the Breivik Massacre (which happened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin on the island Utøya on 22. July 2011]]) from the perspective of the victims, contains lots of very necessary Aesops, but also unintentionally the following: "sometimes, bravery and wit are useless against violence. Then, ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer"
19th Mar '18 5:32:31 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': In Website/SFDebris' videos on [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/v892.php "Demon"]] and [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/startrek/v913.php "Course: Oblivion"]], Chuck Sonnenburg offers the interpretation of the two episodes as an accidental commentary on why the Prime Directive actually ''is'' a good idea at heart (which stands out because Chuck is often ''vehemently'' critical of how the Prime Directive has been applied since TNG). He argues that Janeway's casual breach of the PD to grant individual sentience and humanoid shape to the Silver Blood lifeforms is what led to their complete destruction in "Course: Oblivion".
25th Dec '17 2:42:14 PM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'': Smoking literally shaves ''hours'' of York's life off. The smoking-to-pass-time mechanic does allow the player to by-pass time for plot or sidequest purposes, but the fact remains that one minute of smoking passes easily an entire day!
20th Dec '17 8:38:31 AM TheSaddleman
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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent Hell Bent]]" features a groundbreaking moment where a Time Lord, previously seen as male, changes gender upon regeneration. This was seen as a watershed moment opening the door for the eventual regeneration of the male Twelfth Doctor into the Thirteenth Doctor. Which is great except for the fact "Hell Bent" establishes that the gender change is considered an inconvenience and something to be treated as a joke and also something that is temporary. This implication not sit well with some transgender fans of the show who don't have the option of a) anything being "temporary", and b) treating it like a joke or inconvenience.
10th Aug '17 11:12:45 AM Occidensill
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* While it is hard to tell whether Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey the book has any kind of aesop hidden under its absolutely mind-numbing prose and cringe-worthy narration, the movie, due to the lack of the aforementioned cons and added focus on the actual character interactions (plus whatever nuances the actors put in) can be easily interpreted as "BDSM is awesome, but you should get into it gradually and don't rush with contracts and hardcore practices, or it will destroy your relationship."

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* While it is hard to tell whether Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey the book has any kind of aesop hidden under its absolutely mind-numbing prose and cringe-worthy narration, the movie, due to the lack of the aforementioned cons and with added focus on the actual character interactions (plus whatever nuances the actors put in) in), can be easily interpreted as "BDSM is awesome, but you should get into it gradually and don't rush with contracts and hardcore practices, or it will destroy your relationship."



* The ''[[Literature/TheHeatherWellsMysteries Heather Wells book Big Boned]]'' can easily be interpreted as having the message 'Do not ever date your teacher', even if both parties are well above legal age of consent. There always will be the power-imbalance in the relationship, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he might force you into doing exercise]] or [[spoiler: could simply be using you, to make it big in the Big Apple]].

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* The ''[[Literature/TheHeatherWellsMysteries Heather Wells book Big Boned]]'' can easily be interpreted as having the message 'Do not ever date your teacher', even if both parties are well above legal age of consent. There always will be the power-imbalance in the relationship, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he might force you into doing exercise]] or [[spoiler: could simply be using you, you to make it big in the Big Apple]].



** Schulz said he only created the [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown Great Pumpkin]] as a fun idea: "What if someone believed in a Hallowe'en Santa Claus?" Many saw Linus's efforts as a mockery of the foolishness of religious people, but Schulz himself was quite religious, at least in the early years. [[note]] Around the 1980s, Schulz became a secular humanist and he stopped going to church, but The Great Pumpkin was introduced in 1960.)[[/note]] Linus's statement that you should never discuss "religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin" was intended to show that he doesn't view the Great Pumpkin as his religion per se.

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** Schulz said he only created the [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown Great Pumpkin]] as a fun idea: "What if someone believed in a Hallowe'en Halloween Santa Claus?" Many saw Linus's efforts as a mockery of the foolishness of religious people, but Schulz himself was quite religious, at least in the early years. [[note]] Around the 1980s, Schulz became a secular humanist and he stopped going to church, but The Great Pumpkin was introduced in 1960.)[[/note]] Linus's statement that you should never discuss "religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin" was intended to show that he doesn't view the Great Pumpkin as his religion per se.
26th Jul '17 3:43:28 PM Kayube
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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts. While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.

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* Western viewers of ''Manga/InterviewsWithMonsterGirls'' often see the demi-humans can be a metaphor for people who are different. As a result, this series can be seen as AnAesop on diversity and labels, especially in the West, due to the unfortunate time it debuts.labels. While most see that as a valid interpretation, opinion is divided on whether this is Petos' intent, as they are previously known for being drawing CuteMonsterGirl {{doujinshi}}, which implies they may be writing it completely out of AuthorAppeal.
25th Jul '17 7:47:55 AM daydreamlab
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* Creator/GeorgeARomero has always maintained that he did not intend to make any comments about race in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. He hired Duane Jones, a black stage actor, to play the hero because "he gave the best audition." Much of the movie's dialogue was improvised by the actors during filming, with only a loose adherence to the script. It was only when the film was released that Romero says he became aware of the implications of Jones's character being black. However, some critics continue to insist that it's highly implausible for someone in the 1960s to cast a black actor as the lead without being aware of the significance. For better or worse, Romero subsequently started adding intentional but [[{{Anvilicious}} far less subtle aesops]] in all his following zombie films.

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* Creator/GeorgeARomero has always maintained that he did not intend to make any comments about race in ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''. He hired Duane Jones, a black stage actor, to play the hero because "he gave the best audition." Much of the movie's dialogue was improvised by the actors during filming, with only a loose adherence to the script. It was only when the film was released that Romero says said he became aware of the implications of Jones's character being black. However, some critics continue to insist that it's highly implausible for someone in the 1960s to cast a black actor as the lead without being aware of the significance. For better or worse, Romero subsequently started adding intentional but [[{{Anvilicious}} far less subtle aesops]] in all his following zombie films.
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