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23rd Aug '16 12:07:23 PM dresdor
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*** In theory, even your memories of watching episodes with the weeping angels are weeping angels.
16th Aug '16 12:27:45 AM KizunaTallis
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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' goes into depth on the shackles Elsa was put in when she was LockedInTheDungeon near the end of the film. Her father had them created when she was fourteen as a replacement for her gloves. He didn't want to use them, however decided if her powers became even more incontrollable she would need to be shackled.

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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' goes into depth on the shackles Elsa was put in when she was LockedInTheDungeon near the end of the film. Her father had them created when she was fourteen as a replacement for her gloves. He didn't want to use them, however decided if her powers became even more incontrollable uncontrollable she would need to be shackled.shackled.
* One piece of fridge horror (which also counts as a PlotHole) that is often glossed over in the original ''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]]'' story (and its [[RecursiveFanfiction spin-offs]]) is the question of [[NoEndorHolocaust what happens to the rest of Equus]] without Princesses Celestia and Luna around to move the sun and moon. ''Fanfic/{{The Negotiations-verse}}'' does not mince any words as to just how horrifying the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt potential]] [[ApocalypseHow consequences]] would be.
25th Jul '16 4:16:37 PM AMNK
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* The ''Manga/PokemonAdventures' manga acknowledges and occasionally shows that the eponymous creatures are ''indeed'' capable of harming or killing others outside of sanctioned matches (humans included).

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* The ''Manga/PokemonAdventures' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga acknowledges and occasionally shows that the eponymous creatures are ''indeed'' capable of harming or killing others outside of sanctioned matches (humans included).
23rd Jul '16 4:43:49 PM TheNicestGuy
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** In this, the series as a whole can be considered Ascended Fridge Horror following on from ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'', since the format and characters were originally conceived as loose parodies of that show. Rusty is of course the grown-up Jonny. However, later on the producers discovered that they didn't have to rely on parody, since the rights to Jonny Quest were owned by Cartoon Network. So in the second season they re-ascended the fridge horror far more directly by introducing Jonny Quest himself as the recurring character of "Action Jonny". Jonny's characterization is dominated by two features: substance abuse, and deep mental scarring from his father. Basically, the same traits Rusty has, but [[UpToEleven dialed up so high]] that Rusty looks normal by comparison.
20th Jul '16 8:03:48 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':



* The ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga acknowledges and occasionally shows that the eponymous creatures are ''indeed'' capable of harming or killing others outside of sanctioned matches (humans included).
** The very first episode of the Pokémon anime deals with this as well. It also deals with how well a ten year old would cope on their own while on the kind of journey that trainers face.

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* The ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' ''Manga/PokemonAdventures' manga acknowledges and occasionally shows that the eponymous creatures are ''indeed'' capable of harming or killing others outside of sanctioned matches (humans included).
** * The very first episode of the Pokémon ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime deals with this as well. It also deals with how well a ten year old would cope on their own while on the kind of journey that trainers face.


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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' goes into depth on the shackles Elsa was put in when she was LockedInTheDungeon near the end of the film. Her father had them created when she was fourteen as a replacement for her gloves. He didn't want to use them, however decided if her powers became even more incontrollable she would need to be shackled.
10th Jul '16 7:02:27 PM AcePedro
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* {{Film/Finding Dory}} is all about this trope. It shows how much Dory and everyone around her have suffered because of her condition and general naiveness.
9th Jul '16 11:00:48 AM Sapphirea2
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** Clara Oswald has a gigantic role in ''all'' of the Doctors' lives from Series 7 onward, having had a direct hand in everything from saving the Doctor's timeline -- and by extension the universe -- from the Great Intelligence, convincing him to [[spoiler: save Gallifrey]] in "The Day of the Doctor", keeping him from being KilledOffForReal in "The Time of the Doctor", being his ''only'' close friend when he regenerates from Eleven to Twelve, and even [[spoiler: inspiring his childhood self to heroism]]. And like most of his companions, she's the one who keeps his ego and alien nature in check for the greater good, a LivingEmotionalCrutch. But as he becomes more like her, she becomes more like him. Nor can they be together forever...and the new series has established he's not good with dealing with loss. Thus in Series 9, the biggest of the growing crises in the StoryArc is his increasingly desperate efforts to ensure he doesn't lose her, because he has no idea how he can move on from that event. When they are separated in the worst possible way -- [[spoiler: she is killed off in a Senseless Sacrfice he had no hope of preventing]] -- AND he is promptly imprisoned in a giant torture chamber by his enemies, the result is that he goes '''''stark raving mad''''', becomes TheUnfettered, and risks all of space and time on an unattainable TragicDream: [[spoiler: bringing her back from the grave]]. In the end, he ''does'' return to his best self...but it takes the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape, which causes him to lose his key memories of what made him love her and renders him unable to recognize her,]] to do so.

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** Clara Oswald has a gigantic role in ''all'' of the Doctors' lives from Series 7 onward, having had a direct hand in everything from saving the Doctor's timeline -- and by extension the universe -- from the Great Intelligence, convincing him to [[spoiler: save Gallifrey]] in "The Day of the Doctor", keeping him from being KilledOffForReal in "The Time of the Doctor", being his ''only'' close friend when he regenerates from Eleven to Twelve, and even [[spoiler: inspiring his childhood self to heroism]]. And like most of his Like all companions, she's the one who she keeps his ego and alien nature in check for the greater good, a LivingEmotionalCrutch. But as a LivingEmotionalCrutch and MoralityPet -- but she's also, arguably, his soulmate. Alas, he becomes more like her, she becomes more like him. Nor can they can't be together forever...and the new series has established with her forever, as he's a functional immortal, and it's well-established that is he not good with dealing with loss. Thus loss or being alone under the usual circumstances of a companion departure. How can he move on to other companions after '''Clara''' when they'll '''all''' come up short of her barring miracles? This horror ascends in Series 9, as the biggest of the growing crises in the StoryArc is his increasingly desperate efforts to ensure he doesn't lose her, because he has no idea how he can move on from that event.her. When they are separated in the worst possible way -- [[spoiler: she is killed off in a Senseless Sacrfice he had no hope of preventing]] -- AND he is promptly imprisoned in a giant torture chamber by his enemies, the result is that he goes '''''stark raving mad''''', becomes TheUnfettered, and risks all of space and time on an unattainable TragicDream: [[spoiler: bringing her back from the grave]]. In the end, he ''does'' return to his best self...but it takes the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape, which causes him to lose his key memories of what made him love her and renders him unable to recognize her,]] to do so.
9th Jul '16 10:49:12 AM Sapphirea2
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** When River Song first made her debut in "Silence in the Library", many fans observed that she seems oddly nonchalant about [[spoiler: sacrificing her life]] at the end of the episode, and she doesn't seem to consider that there might be another way to save the victims of the Vashta Nerada. As many people pointed out, [[spoiler: her supposed HeroicSacrifice looks suspiciously like ''suicide'']]. As River's character arc slowly progresses in the next few seasons, and we get to meet her [[StableTimeLoop before she ultimately travelled to the Library]], it slowly begins to look like this might indeed be the case. River strongly suspects that one day she will cross paths with the Doctor at a time before he's met her, and she believes that [[spoiler: she won't be able to live with the grief of knowing that the man she loves has no idea who she is]].

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** When River Song first made her debut in "Silence in the Library", many fans observed that she seems oddly nonchalant about [[spoiler: sacrificing her life]] at the end of the episode, and she doesn't seem to consider that there might be another way to save the victims of the Vashta Nerada. As many people pointed out, [[spoiler: her supposed HeroicSacrifice looks suspiciously like ''suicide'']]. As River's character arc slowly progresses in the next few seasons, and we get to meet her [[StableTimeLoop before she ultimately travelled to the Library]], it slowly begins to look like this might indeed be the case. River strongly suspects that one day she will cross paths with the Doctor at a time before he's met her, and she believes that [[spoiler: she won't be able to live with the grief of knowing that the man she loves has no idea who she is]]. "The Husbands of River Song" reveals that [[spoiler: her last adventure with him before "Silence in the Library" ended in a night that lasted ''twenty-four happy years'']], which may or may not soften this tragic situation.
** Clara Oswald has a gigantic role in ''all'' of the Doctors' lives from Series 7 onward, having had a direct hand in everything from saving the Doctor's timeline -- and by extension the universe -- from the Great Intelligence, convincing him to [[spoiler: save Gallifrey]] in "The Day of the Doctor", keeping him from being KilledOffForReal in "The Time of the Doctor", being his ''only'' close friend when he regenerates from Eleven to Twelve, and even [[spoiler: inspiring his childhood self to heroism]]. And like most of his companions, she's the one who keeps his ego and alien nature in check for the greater good, a LivingEmotionalCrutch. But as he becomes more like her, she becomes more like him. Nor can they be together forever...and the new series has established he's not good with dealing with loss. Thus in Series 9, the biggest of the growing crises in the StoryArc is his increasingly desperate efforts to ensure he doesn't lose her, because he has no idea how he can move on from that event. When they are separated in the worst possible way -- [[spoiler: she is killed off in a Senseless Sacrfice he had no hope of preventing]] -- AND he is promptly imprisoned in a giant torture chamber by his enemies, the result is that he goes '''''stark raving mad''''', becomes TheUnfettered, and risks all of space and time on an unattainable TragicDream: [[spoiler: bringing her back from the grave]]. In the end, he ''does'' return to his best self...but it takes the help of [[spoiler: Mind Rape, which causes him to lose his key memories of what made him love her and renders him unable to recognize her,]] to do so.
9th Jul '16 10:29:47 AM Sapphirea2
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*** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "The Woman Who Lived"]] has Ashildr explicitly calling him out for leaving a mess behind him. [[spoiler: She decides that she's going to spend her time as an immortal cleaning up his messes and protecting ordinary people from ''him''.]]

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*** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived "The Woman Who Lived"]] has Ashildr explicitly calling him out for leaving a mess behind him. [[spoiler: She decides that she's going to spend her time as an immortal cleaning up his messes and protecting ordinary people from ''him''. Alas, her efforts to do so wind up making him '''more''' dangerous -- to potentially universe-destroying levels -- when Clara is killed as an accidental side effect.]]
7th Jul '16 7:07:13 PM vtarira
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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was first created as a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda mascot. While the character himself has improved, the propaganda today is seen as trite and soulless. ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' acknowledges this in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxRKwKJI_uI one brilliant scene.]]

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was first created as a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII propaganda mascot. While the character himself has improved, improved dramatically in the decades since, the propaganda today is seen as trite and soulless. ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' acknowledges manages to acknowledge this while keeping the CharacterDevelopment in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxRKwKJI_uI one brilliant scene.]]scene]].



* More like Ascended FridgeLogic, but ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire. In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the Galactic Civil War drags on another fourteen years before the two sides sign a peace treaty and effectively switch positions. The Rebels become in charge with a high approval rating and TheEmpire becomes TheRemnant.

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* More like Ascended FridgeLogic, but ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' implies that slaying the Emperor defeated the Empire. Empire, but this struck a lot of people as highly improbable, more so in light of actual history [[WhyWereBummedCommunismFell since 1991]]. Media set after this point tend to walk back the assumption that the war stopped on a dime:
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In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', the Galactic Civil War drags on another fourteen years before the two sides sign a peace treaty and effectively switch positions. The Rebels become in charge with a high approval rating and TheEmpire becomes TheRemnant.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' is set thirty or so years after ''Return of the Jedi'' and shows the Imperial [[TheRemnant remnant]] having rebuilt itself into a fully functional, powerful and dangerous new organization, the First Order. The New Republic and its semi-independent Resistance (the Rebels' remnant) have already [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent become complacent]] and, [[spoiler:one Alderaan-times-five tragedy]] later, the galaxy is back to square one.
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