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23rd Jan '18 6:52:46 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy -- A work is unlikely to get an audience if the story is too bleak and depressing and/or the main characters are unsympathetic.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy -- A work is unlikely to get attract an audience if the story is too bleak and depressing and/or the main characters are unsympathetic.
22nd Jan '18 7:07:11 AM SeaRover
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** PornWithPlot (bound to turn away people who just want to wank off and people who want plot but no explicit sex)
22nd Jan '18 1:23:57 AM Midna
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* Anything revolving entirely around [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]] -- For a lot of people, it's not thrilling, just gross.

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* Anything revolving entirely around [[{{Gorn}} graphic violence]] -- For a lot of people, it's not thrilling, just gross.gross and disturbing.
22nd Jan '18 1:22:57 AM Midna
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* Anything revolving entirely around [[LudicrousGibs Graphic]] [[{{Gorn}} Violence]].

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* Anything revolving entirely around [[LudicrousGibs Graphic]] [[{{Gorn}} Violence]].graphic violence]] -- For a lot of people, it's not thrilling, just gross.
21st Jan '18 9:21:00 PM bt8257
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* GrossoutShow -- ToiletHumour isn't to everyone's tastes.

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* GrossoutShow GrossOutShow -- ToiletHumour isn't to everyone's tastes.



* VillainProtagonist -- If the main character of a work is intended to be the bad guy, then it's unlikely the audience will root for them.

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* VillainProtagonist -- If the main character of a work is intended to be the bad guy, then it's unlikely the audience will root for them.
21st Jan '18 3:08:03 PM SeaRover
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* ''Webcomic/{{Clarissa}}'' is a comic about a little girl whose own family ignore her father ''sexually abusing her'' to keep up appearances. The very premise alone is incredibly dark and depressing all by itself, which is not helped by how utterly hopeless the story is.
18th Jan '18 6:34:19 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* Creator Creator/BrianKVaughan has quite candidly admitted that this trope was a major fear of his when he was first writing ''ComicBook/{{Saga}}'' as it's an original, non-superhero, [[WarIsHell anti-war]] PlanetaryRomance ScienceFantasy - but one that is ''absolutely'' for adults - featuring a [[MinorityShowGhetto non-white]] married couple as the leads, gory violence, and an abundance of [[FanDisservice graphic]] [[FetishRetardant space alien sex.]] Not to mention how Fiona Staples' bright, colorful stylized artwork (the same she uses for ''ComicBook/ArchieComics2015''!) seems to [[ArtStyleDissonance fit better]] with a series [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids much brighter and happier than it actually is.]] Ultimately, however, the trope was triumphantly averted, when ''Saga'' garnered massive critical acclaim and became one of the [[AndYouThoughtItWouldFail best-selling ongoing series of the modern era.]]
14th Jan '18 7:56:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* Double example: ''Film/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' and ''Film/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''. One takes a hundred-plus-year-ago tragedy, and just throws in a bunch of wacky hijinx to comprise everything prior to what actually happened. The other takes the same event (though for the most part, treats things much more seriously), and turns it into an anti-whaling aesop, to say nothing about its fictional aversion of what happened in real life.

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* Double example: ''Film/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' and ''Film/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''. One takes a hundred-plus-year-ago tragedy, and just throws in a bunch of wacky hijinx to comprise everything prior to what actually happened. The other takes the same event (though for the most part, treats things much more seriously), and turns it into an anti-whaling aesop, to say nothing about its fictional aversion of what happened in real life.
14th Jan '18 3:16:06 AM CaptainTedium
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* As the title may indicate ''ComicBook/ThePunisherKillsTheMarvelUniverse'' has the Punisher indiscriminately murder every superhuman in the Marvel universe. It's unlikely that many people would want to see Frank Castle slaughter their favorite superheroes, and even if you agree with writer Creator/GarthEnnis' [[AuthorTract bias against superheroes]], you're likely going to see the Punisher as UnintentionallyUnsympathetic for killing heroes who had nothing to do with his family's death.
14th Jan '18 3:10:26 AM CaptainTedium
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* ExploitationFilm
* SadistShow
* GrossoutShow
* BlackComedy

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* ExploitationFilm
ExploitationFilm -- Excessive violence and/or sexual content can be very off-putting.
* SadistShow
SadistShow -- It can be difficult to enjoy a work where people constantly get screwed over.
* GrossoutShow
GrossoutShow -- ToiletHumour isn't to everyone's tastes.
* BlackComedyBlackComedy -- Not everyone likes jokes about death and other things that most people are disturbed or horrified by.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy -- A work is unlikely to get an audience if the story is too bleak and depressing and/or the main characters are unsympathetic.



** DarkFic -- see DarknessInducedAudienceApathy



* CrackFic

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* CrackFicCrackFic -- Fan fiction that alienates potential audiences by having a premise that's too weird and ridiculous to take seriously.



* VillainProtagonist

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* VillainProtagonistVillainProtagonist -- If the main character of a work is intended to be the bad guy, then it's unlikely the audience will root for them.
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