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12th Jun '18 9:41:53 AM nanakiro
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* ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is supposedly a dramatic story about a Warrior Of Light rising to save Palamecia. The problems? There's several hundred people who claim to be TheChosenOne, everyone else is just trying to reassure the people of the world that they are going to be saved, and the ExpositionFairy outright uses NoPlotNoProblem as a ShrugOfGod over the fact that some of it is literally a RandomEventsPlot, and even your loyal companion seems to not have a clue what he's doing half the time. It even allows for it's own SnarkBait status... by having the player character constantly let rip with some of the more obvious snarks!

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* ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is supposedly a dramatic story about a Warrior Of Light rising to save Palamecia. The problems? There's several hundred people who claim to be TheChosenOne, everyone else is just trying to reassure the people of the world that they are going to be saved, and the ExpositionFairy outright uses NoPlotNoProblem as a ShrugOfGod over the fact that some of it is literally a RandomEventsPlot, and even your loyal companion seems to not have a clue what he's doing half the time. It even allows for it's its own SnarkBait status... by having the player character constantly let rip with some of the more obvious snarks!
10th Jun '18 6:10:21 PM darkemyst
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** ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}



** Comicbook/{{Robin}}

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** Comicbook/{{Robin}}ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}
** ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2009}} III
9th Jun '18 8:08:57 AM ironballs16
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** Season one had Cyril mistakenly believe that the ''literal'' ChekhovsGun would be the problem due to a hair-trigger, but it was instead the ''metaphorical'' one [[spoiler: that poisons Trini]].

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** Season one had Cyril mistakenly believe that the ''literal'' ChekhovsGun would be the problem due to a hair-trigger, but it was instead the ''metaphorical'' one [[spoiler: that poisons Trini]].Trinette]].
9th Jun '18 8:08:34 AM ironballs16
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** Season one had Cyril mistakenly believe that the ''literal'' ChekhovsGun would be the problem due to a hair-trigger, but it was instead the ''metaphorical'' one [[spoiler: that poisons Trini]].
--->'''Archer''': God, I said the cap on the poison pen slips off for no reason, didn't I?\\
'''Cyril''': But I just assumed that if anything bad happened...\\
'''Archer''': No, do not say the Chekhov gun, Cyril. That, sir, is a facile argument.\\
'''Woodhouse''': Also woefully esoteric.
9th Jun '18 8:04:39 AM ironballs16
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->'''Artix:''' Magic!

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->'''Artix:''' Magic![[AWizardDidIt Magic]]!
29th May '18 8:30:43 AM ashava
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' started doing this around the fourth season - lampshades were present before, but never to such a degree. It's since increased to the point that most jokes are lampshades on the show's on inconsistent logic.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'' started doing this around the fourth season - lampshades were present before, but never to such a degree. It's since increased to the point that most jokes are lampshades on the show's on own inconsistent logic.
24th Mar '18 5:38:01 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' tends to do this a lot, though notably in a more BlackComdey style way then normal due to the presence of [[BearsAreBadNews Mono]] [[MascotCharacter kuma]].

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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' tends to do this a lot, though notably in a more BlackComdey BlackComedy style way then normal due to the presence of [[BearsAreBadNews Mono]] [[MascotCharacter Mono]][[SeriesMascot kuma]].
24th Mar '18 5:36:49 PM Demongodofchaos2
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* ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' tends to do this a lot, though notably in a more BlackComdey style way then normal due to the presence of [[BearsAreBadNews Mono]] [[MascotCharacter kuma]].
21st Mar '18 7:36:56 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** Also lampshaded is the mysterious absence of Solanum from the news; the companies that own them didn't want to cause a panic. This disregards just about everything about how the news works, the entire Internet, and the tendency of news to gyrate towards more sensationalist stories, even if it means sacrificing accuracy. The walking dead would be the Holy Grail for any news organization.

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** Also lampshaded is the mysterious absence of Solanum from the news; the companies that own them didn't want to cause a panic. This disregards just about everything about how the news works, the entire Internet, and the tendency of news to gyrate gravitate towards more sensationalist stories, even if it means sacrificing accuracy. The walking dead would be the Holy Grail for any news organization.
21st Mar '18 7:34:37 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.]]

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** The reasoning behind that particular joke - which is ''not'' explained in the film - makes this a case of reality being weird combined with a TakeThat at the lawyers.[[note:Under lawyers, making this a very peculiar case of a joke simultaneously being a bare bulb ''and'' lampshaded at the same time. [[note]]Under legal agreements, primarily to avoid a war with the IP holders of ''Star Wars'', Mel Brooks had to agree that ''Spaceballs'' would not be allowed to engage in any merchandising. So, both to deal with that albatross around his neck and have some fun at the lawyers' expense, the merchandising scene was used for some gleeful, if heavily veiled, mockery.]][[/note]]
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