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20th Oct '17 7:23:34 PM StrixObscuro
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** On several occasions, it's implied that Molly relies on this to catch people off guard. No one will suspect the twelve year old with the funny hat obsession can actually put Wolverine on his ass. When a time displaced Geoffry Wilder accuses her of doing this, she also proved so good she still caught him off guard with her rebuke.
20th Oct '17 7:12:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheThwomps: When the thwomps was going to finish Bowser off, the movie suddenly turned into a parody of Tetris
16th Oct '17 8:10:30 PM Pamina
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** Another example happens early on during the "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" sequence/song which sets up the relationship between Anna and Elsa. Very sad and serious, but with Anna being [[{{Adorkable}} adorably hilarious]] at the same time...[[MoodWhiplash until the final part]], that is.

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** Another example happens early on during the "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" sequence/song which sets up the relationship between Anna and Elsa. Very sad and serious, but with Anna being [[{{Adorkable}} adorably hilarious]] at the same time...[[MoodWhiplash until until]] [[ParentalAbandonment the final part]], that is.
14th Sep '17 11:27:16 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'':
-->In the eastern sky, Velveeta, beloved morning star of the elves and handmaid of the dawn, rose and greeted Noxzema, bringer of the flannel tongue, and clanging on her golden garbage pail, bade him make ready the winged rickshaw of Novocaine, herald of the day. Thence came rosy-eyeballed Ovaltine, she of the fluffy mouth, and lightly kissed the land east of the Seas. In other words, it was morning.
1st Sep '17 10:55:24 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Much of Fallout in general can be this, simply because Fallout likes to tell a gritty post-apocalyptic story while at the same time making fun of 50's culture and B-movies. This means that the main character can grab a very goofy Alien Blaster and use it to fight off very serious and very terrifying threats such as the Legion or Ghost People.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is in love with this trope. With the amount of [[SurrealHumor surreal easter eggs]] and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall breaking,]] this series may be the all-time champ. A great example would be choosing to wear kabuki facepaint and an orange jumpsuit covered in happy faces that makes goofy noises while wielding a cigar that sprays knockout gas...while fighting the tragic AntiVillain final boss in one of the most heartwrenching moments in the video game medium.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear':
** Much of Fallout in general can be this, simply because Fallout likes to tell a gritty post-apocalyptic story while at the same time making fun of 50's culture and B-movies. This means that the main character can grab a very goofy Alien Blaster and use it to fight off very serious and very terrifying threats such as the Legion or Ghost People.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is in love with this trope.
With the amount of [[SurrealHumor surreal easter eggs]] and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall breaking,]] this series may be the all-time champ. A great example would be choosing to wear kabuki facepaint and an orange jumpsuit covered in happy faces that makes goofy noises while wielding a cigar that sprays knockout gas...while fighting the tragic AntiVillain final boss in one of the most heartwrenching moments in the video game medium.



** Unfortunately, due to some inconsistencies with the localization and English voice acting, it can be hard to tell which of the serious scenes are meant to be funny and which [[{{Narm}} aren't]]. [[InternetBackdraft It's best not to ask the fans about this]].



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has a bit of this. You can pick "funny'" dialogue options in even the most serious scenes, which tend to make Serah look like a ditz.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has a bit of this. this.
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You can pick "funny'" dialogue options in even the most serious scenes, which tend to make Serah look like a ditz.



* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is '''mostly''' silly, but can be this [[NintendoHard depending on how you play it]]. A [[VillainProtagonist Genocide]] run, for instance, is a straight-up tragic borderline CosmicHorrorStory (and '''[[YouBastard you]]''' are the EldritchAbomination). A Pacifist Run is mostly lighthearted, but it has its own {{Tear Jerker}}s and one extremely dark and horrifying section with the True Lab. A Neutral run is ridden with this if you do decide to kill some monsters. Maybe you laughed at Papyrus' antics and spared him, but then battled Undyne and decided to kill her in self-defense... and then had to bear witness to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpR_mvYUI8U this]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is '''mostly''' silly, but can be this [[NintendoHard depending on how you play it]]. it]].
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A [[VillainProtagonist Genocide]] run, for instance, is a straight-up tragic borderline CosmicHorrorStory (and '''[[YouBastard you]]''' are the EldritchAbomination). A Pacifist Run is mostly lighthearted, but it has its own {{Tear Jerker}}s and one extremely dark and horrifying section with the True Lab. A Neutral run is ridden with this if you do decide to kill some monsters. Maybe you laughed at Papyrus' antics and spared him, but then battled Undyne and decided to kill her in self-defense... and then had to bear witness to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpR_mvYUI8U this]].



** For example, in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', there's a scene where you encounter a dying zora just off the coast of the beach. You push him to shore where he tells you how pirates had stolen his girlfriend's eggs and he tried to get them back but he was mortally wounded and is close to death. However, the way he tells his story is to get up and ''Rock out on his electric guitar''. After he's done, he promptly keels over and dies.

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** For example, in In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', there's a scene where you encounter a dying zora just off the coast of the beach. You push him to shore where he tells you how pirates had stolen his girlfriend's eggs and he tried to get them back but he was mortally wounded and is close to death. However, the way he tells his story is to get up and ''Rock out on his electric guitar''. After he's done, he promptly keels over and dies.



* ''VideoGame/StarStealingPrince'' has a sad if not outright tragic story, with terrifying (not to mention hard) bosses... who you can fight while wearing a beautiful red bow in your hair. [[EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit Yes, even the guys]]. Bonus points for making serious and solemn [[DemBones Hiante]] wear it.

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* ''VideoGame/StarStealingPrince'' has a sad if not outright tragic story, with terrifying (not to mention hard) bosses... who you can fight while wearing a beautiful red bow in your hair. [[EmbarrassingButEmpoweringOutfit Yes, even the guys]]. Bonus points for making serious and solemn [[DemBones Hiante]] wear it.
1st Sep '17 4:11:44 PM 4444jdm
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is '''mostly''' silly, but can be this depending on how you play it. A [[VillainProtagonist Genocide]] run, for instance, is a straight-up tragic borderline CosmicHorrorStory (and '''[[YouBastard you]]''' are the EldritchAbomination). A Pacifist Run is mostly lighthearted, but it has its own {{Tear Jerker}}s and one extremely dark and horrifying section with the True Lab. A Neutral run is ridden with this if you do decide to kill some monsters. Maybe you laughed at Papyrus' antics and spared him, but then battled Undyne and decided to kill her in self-defense... and then had to bear witness to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpR_mvYUI8U this]].
** Even the [[KillEmAll Genocide run]] has its own darkly humorous moments, such as your conversation with [[NervousWreck Burgerpants]], or the fact that after killing almost everyone in horrific ways, [[spoiler:the Fallen Child]] wants some chocolate.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is '''mostly''' silly, but can be this [[NintendoHard depending on how you play it.it]]. A [[VillainProtagonist Genocide]] run, for instance, is a straight-up tragic borderline CosmicHorrorStory (and '''[[YouBastard you]]''' are the EldritchAbomination). A Pacifist Run is mostly lighthearted, but it has its own {{Tear Jerker}}s and one extremely dark and horrifying section with the True Lab. A Neutral run is ridden with this if you do decide to kill some monsters. Maybe you laughed at Papyrus' antics and spared him, but then battled Undyne and decided to kill her in self-defense... and then had to bear witness to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpR_mvYUI8U this]].
** Even the [[KillEmAll Genocide run]] has [[BloodyHilarious its own darkly humorous moments, moments]], such as your conversation with [[NervousWreck Burgerpants]], or the fact that after killing almost everyone in horrific ways, [[spoiler:the Fallen Child]] wants some chocolate.
29th Aug '17 11:43:38 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' is in love with this trope. With the amount of [[SurrealHumor surreal easter eggs]] and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall breaking,]] this series may be the all-time champ. A great example would be choosing to wear kabuki facepaint and an orange jumpsuit covered in happy faces that makes goofy noises while wielding a cigar that sprays knockout gas...while fighting the tragic AntiVillain final boss in one of the most heartwrenching moments in the video game medium.

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' is in love with this trope. With the amount of [[SurrealHumor surreal easter eggs]] and [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall breaking,]] this series may be the all-time champ. A great example would be choosing to wear kabuki facepaint and an orange jumpsuit covered in happy faces that makes goofy noises while wielding a cigar that sprays knockout gas...while fighting the tragic AntiVillain final boss in one of the most heartwrenching moments in the video game medium.
12th Aug '17 4:22:17 AM Folamh3
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** Laura Palmer's funeral is a powerfully tragic scene as the town reverend delivers an affecting, deeply personal eulogy - until the mentally retarded Johnny Horne interjects in the eulogy, a fight breaks out between two of Laura's boyfriends, and Laura's father dives onto her coffin, which continually rises up then lowers down with him on top of it.

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** Laura Palmer's funeral is a powerfully tragic scene as the town reverend delivers an affecting, deeply personal eulogy - until [[TheFunInFuneral until]] the mentally retarded Johnny Horne interjects in the eulogy, a fight breaks out between two of Laura's boyfriends, and Laura's father dives onto her coffin, which continually rises up then lowers down with him on top of it.
12th Aug '17 4:21:48 AM Folamh3
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' loved to juxtapose serious (even horrifying) drama with parodies of SoapOperas, ''non sequitur'' humour and even outright farce:

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' loved to juxtapose serious (even horrifying) drama with parodies of SoapOperas, SoapOpera, ''non sequitur'' humour and even outright farce:
12th Aug '17 4:20:59 AM Folamh3
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'' loved to juxtapose serious (even horrifying) drama with parodies of SoapOperas, ''non sequitur'' humour and even outright farce:
** Laura Palmer's funeral is a powerfully tragic scene as the town reverend delivers an affecting, deeply personal eulogy - until the mentally retarded Johnny Horne interjects in the eulogy, a fight breaks out between two of Laura's boyfriends, and Laura's father dives onto her coffin, which continually rises up then lowers down with him on top of it.
** Ronette Pulaski, who was nearly murdered alongside Laura, finally comes out of her coma. Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman come to interrogate her, hoping to find new leads on Laura's killer - and spend five minutes trying to adjust the height of the hospital seats.
** Agent Cooper is a preternaturally skilled detective with an unwavering commitment to bringing criminals to justice: his investigative technique consists of throwing rocks at glass bottles to guide him to the next lead. None of the other law enforcement officers question this.
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