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29th Apr '16 3:37:12 PM eroock
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** In the episode, ''Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind'', Homer has his life flash before his eyes. The dysfunctional character that we have come to know and love is shown to have a pretty poor time growing up, which makes the dark humor in the show harder to swallow. Check it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_3qlxBQnRY out]] for context.

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** In the episode, ''Eternal episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS19E9EternalMoonshineOfTheSimpsonMind Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind'', Mind]]", Homer has his life flash before his eyes. The dysfunctional character that we have come to know and love is shown to have a pretty poor time growing up, which makes the dark humor in the show harder to swallow. Check it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_3qlxBQnRY out]] for context.
29th Apr '16 1:00:45 AM Sugao
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* If one takes the [[VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction game]] ''Sands of Destruction'' as the original, and the [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]][[note]](production of the game began first, but the anime was released first)[[/note]] and [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]] as RetCons instead of AlternateContinuity, this trope is firmly in place as regards Morte's motivation. In the game, she merely wants to destroy the world because it's already ending itself and she can't come up with a better use for a dying world than [[ItAmusedMe assuaging her own boredom]]. [[spoiler:Naturally, the moment she realizes both that the world ''can'' be saved and falling in love is even more fun than blowing stuff up, she changes her mind.]] She's [[GenkiGirl incredibly upbeat]] throughout the game, rushing into things without a thought. In the anime, her motivation changes to revenge for [[spoiler:the deaths of her parents and brother: she doesn't know who is responsible, and feels that the world is worthless, so killing everyone is her solution; she only changes her mind at the last minute when she realizes that revenge isn't going to bring her family back and that the world actually does have its good points as well as its problems]]. She's also more serious, fitting her grimmer motives. In the manga, she's just as upbeat as she was in the game but her motivation is instead changed to [[spoiler:the fact that she's now the one who wished for the state of the world a thousand years ago, but she was tired and forgot to wish that humans and beastmen would be friends, so everyone's racism is ''all her fault'' and the only way she knows to fix the world is to wipe it out and start again from scratch; she's killed before she fully changes her mind, but Kyrie manages to bring her back at the end of the story - which, being the ''end'', doesn't allow us time to know what she's really thinking]].


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* If one takes the [[VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction game]] ''Sands of Destruction'' as the original, and the [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]][[note]](production of the game began first, but the anime was released first)[[/note]] and [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]] as RetCons instead of AlternateContinuity, this trope is firmly in place as regards Morte's motivation. In the game, she merely wants to destroy the world because it's already ending itself and she can't come up with a better use for a dying world than [[ItAmusedMe assuaging her own boredom]]. [[spoiler:Naturally, the moment she realizes both that the world ''can'' be saved and falling in love is even more fun than blowing stuff up, she changes her mind.]] She's [[GenkiGirl incredibly upbeat]] throughout the game, rushing into things without a thought. In the anime, her motivation changes to revenge for [[spoiler:the deaths of her parents and brother: she doesn't know who is responsible, and feels that the world is worthless, so killing everyone is her solution; she only changes her mind at the last minute when she realizes that revenge isn't going to bring her family back and that the world actually does have its good points as well as its problems]]. She's also more serious, fitting her grimmer motives. In the manga, she's just as upbeat as she was in the game but her motivation is instead changed to [[spoiler:the fact that she's now the one who wished for the state of the world a thousand years ago, but she was tired and forgot to wish that humans and beastmen would be friends, so everyone's racism is ''all her fault'' and the only way she knows to fix the world is to wipe it out and start again from scratch; she's killed before she fully changes her mind, but Kyrie manages to bring her back at the end of the story - which, being the ''end'', doesn't allow us time to know what she's really thinking]].
15th Apr '16 5:23:04 AM fruitstripegum
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* Helga's family life and her bullying ways in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was originally played for laughs (her dad is a pompous jerk who thinks everyone should bow down to him, her mom is a scatter-brained smoothie drinker, and her sister is a MarySue who doesn't understand how cruel life can be, and Helga acts like a bully because she's hiding her true feelings for Arnold) -- until the "Helga on the Couch" episode that reveals that she's been neglected by her parents for years and Arnold actually was nice to her on her first day of pre-school. To top it off, [[WordOfGod Craig Bartlett]] (the show creator) has stated in many interviews that Helga's mom is an alcoholic, but, because Nickelodeon censors didn't want alcoholism to be mentioned on the show, the "smoothies" were created as a means to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar let her alcoholism slip past the censors]]. There are also the other references to Miriam being a drunk: she once did court-ordered community service for a crime she doesn't remember doing, she falls asleep behind the couch, she had her driver's license revoked, and she tries to sober up by drinking coffee (which is actually a myth).

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* Helga's family life and her bullying ways in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' was originally played for laughs (her dad is a pompous jerk who thinks everyone should bow down to him, her mom is a scatter-brained smoothie drinker, and her sister is a MarySue who doesn't understand how cruel life can be, and Helga acts like a bully because she's hiding her true feelings for Arnold) -- until the "Helga on the Couch" episode that reveals that she's been neglected by her parents for years and Arnold actually was nice to her on her first day of pre-school. To top it off, [[WordOfGod Craig Bartlett]] (the show creator) has stated in many interviews that Helga's mom is an alcoholic, but, because Nickelodeon censors didn't want alcoholism to be mentioned on the show, the "smoothies" were created as a means to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar let her alcoholism slip past the censors]]. There are also the other references to Miriam being a drunk: she once did court-ordered community service for a crime she doesn't remember doing, she falls asleep behind the couch, she had her driver's license revoked, and she tries to sober up by drinking coffee (which is actually a myth).
11th Apr '16 1:28:55 PM Nakayama90
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* A meta-example for the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime: according to [[LightNovel/PocketMonstersTheAnimation the novels]] by Creator/TakeshiShudo, Brock's numerous siblings are the result of his mother's [[ReallyGetsAround several relationships and marriages]] that ended in divorce. And this was before she even appeared in the anime.
11th Apr '16 5:33:09 AM deven0711
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*Antoine D'Coolette, the easily scaring comic relief of the group who Sonic loves to make fun of is discussed by Bunnie in Issue 46 of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''. Turns out he was once much more valiant and composed way before Sonic joined the Freedom Fighters, and clever enough to save Bunnie's life on one occasion. He lost his way after his father was roboticized, wearing his father's uniform and attempting desperately to win Sally's love for the purpose of filling the emotional void his loss left him.
31st Mar '16 5:16:28 PM ObsidianFire
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** ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'' retconned silly GenreSavvy villain Lothor and his standalone plots to have been a long-term plan to overload the Abyss of Evil with [[UriahGambit dead monsters]].

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** ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'' retconned silly GenreSavvy villain Lothor and his standalone plots to have been a long-term plan to overload the Abyss of Evil with [[UriahGambit dead monsters]].
31st Mar '16 7:56:47 AM McTulus
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* [[CombatMedic "Tray King" Yuda]] from Manga/Toriko , while not intentionally comedic, his full of Narm catchprase that he "would not miss even a single millimeter" or any variation thereof. His Full Course are also revealed to be much weaker (capture level 0-20) compared to less experienced chef, [[DefiedTrope defying]] the PowerLevel [[RankInflation inflation]] that has been going UpToEleven until now. Oh, and he's more than 100 years old and '''No.4 Chef''' in the human world. But why it's very important to him? In a Flashback, His master set him out on a journey, especially to learn the taste of failure. [[spoiler: He arrived on a village that plagued by a disease, where he used his medicinal cooking to heal the whole village. He had a talk with a boy he met earlier... and then [[BloodfromtheMouth the kid died]]. Turn out there should be a slight difference when cooking the antidotal food when given to children. The difference? You guess it, 1 millimeter. And the weak full course? It's that child's full course and dream]]. Turn into CrowningMomentofAwesome when back to the present time, [[spoiler: he [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chastises Condor]] [[BreakTheHaughty Window of doing]] [[IronicEcho a 'megaton-class' mistake]] of overlooking the property of his environment]]. Yuda use a narrow world lines within the Multi-gravity space. Their width? [[CrowningMomentofAwesome You guessed it, 1 millimeter]].

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* [[CombatMedic "Tray King" Yuda]] from Manga/Toriko ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' , while not intentionally comedic, his full of Narm catchprase that he "would not miss even a single millimeter" or any variation thereof. His Full Course are also revealed to be much weaker (capture level 0-20) compared to less experienced chef, [[DefiedTrope defying]] the PowerLevel [[RankInflation inflation]] that has been going UpToEleven until now. Oh, and he's more than 100 years old and '''No.4 Chef''' in the human world. But why it's very important to him? In a Flashback, His master set him out on a journey, especially to learn the taste of failure. [[spoiler: He arrived on a village that plagued by a disease, where he used his medicinal cooking to heal the whole village. He had a talk with a boy he met earlier... and then [[BloodfromtheMouth the kid died]]. Turn out there should be a slight difference when cooking the antidotal food when given to children. The difference? You guess it, 1 millimeter. And the weak full course? It's that child's full course and dream]]. Turn into CrowningMomentofAwesome when back to the present time, [[spoiler: he [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech chastises Condor]] [[BreakTheHaughty Window of doing]] [[IronicEcho a 'megaton-class' mistake]] of overlooking the property of his environment]]. Yuda use a narrow world lines within the Multi-gravity space. Their width? [[CrowningMomentofAwesome You guessed it, 1 millimeter]].
28th Mar '16 7:52:34 PM immblueversion
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** Season 2's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]" features a gag where Cerberus leaves his post at the gates of Tartarus, where many evil beings in Equestria are imprisoned, only to get promptly tamed by [[FluffyTamer Fluttershy]] and returned without a fuss, like returning an escaped puppy to its yard. Then in the season 4 finale "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]]", it's revealed that one of the prisoners managed to escape while Cerberus was gone, and happens to be ''the'' most catastrophic threat Equestria has ever faced.
** The fifth season episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]" examines a scene early in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the very first episode]] where Twilight rudely declines an invitation to her her hitherto unseen friend Moondancer's party to focus on her studies. In that episode, it's treated as a quick EstablishingCharacterMoment for her [[LonersAreFreaks anti-social attitude]] and is never brought up again. Here, it turns out to be a CynicismCatalyst for Moondancer, who was just as anti-social as she was and became even more bitter and lonely, all because one of her so-called best friends didn't turn up. It also serves as a reflection of [[ShadowArchetype the kind of pony Twilight could have become]] had she never made friends.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E18BrotherhoovesSocial Brotherhooves Social]]" deconstructs the Mane Six's absurd amount of series-wide accomplishments (which include saving Equestria on a semi-regular basis) by showing what kind of effect would have on others. Here we see that Applejack is considered the family hero, but her older brother Big Macintosh feels somewhat [[TheResenter resentful]] for getting ignored by their little sister Apple Bloom, who used to idolize him before Applejack started stealing his thunder. The fact that [[TheSilentBob he rarely opens up to speak his mind]] suggests that he's been stewing over this longer than he'd care to admit.

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** Season In season 2's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]" features a gag where Time]]", Cerberus leaves his post at the gates of Tartarus, where many evil beings in Equestria are imprisoned, only to get promptly tamed by imprisoned. The whole thing is PlayedForLaughs when [[FluffyTamer Fluttershy]] Fluttershy tames him like an oversized puppy]], and is promptly forgotten after he's returned without a fuss, like returning an escaped puppy to its yard. Then in fuss. That is until the season 4 finale finale, "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]]", Kingdom, Part 1]]", where it's revealed that one of the prisoners managed to escape while Cerberus was gone, and happens to be ''the'' most catastrophic threat Equestria has ever faced.
** The fifth season episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]" examines a scene early Early in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the very first episode]] where episode]], Twilight rudely declines an invitation to her her hitherto an unseen friend Moondancer's friend's party to focus on her studies. In that episode, it's It's treated as a quick EstablishingCharacterMoment for her [[LonersAreFreaks anti-social attitude]] attitude]], and is never brought up again. Here, it turns all but forgotten when Twilight moves away and makes new friends. Five seasons later in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]", Twilight finds out to be a CynicismCatalyst for Moondancer, who was just as anti-social as she was that her friend--who already suffered from social anxiety and became even more low self-esteem--degenerated to become a bitter and lonely, lonely shut-in, all because one of her so-called best friends didn't turn up.up and eventually forgot her. It also serves as a reflection of [[ShadowArchetype the kind of pony Twilight could have become]] had she never made friends.
** "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E18BrotherhoovesSocial Brotherhooves Social]]" deconstructs provides an example of what kind of effect the Mane Six's absurd amount of series-wide accomplishments (which include saving Equestria on a semi-regular basis) by showing what kind of effect would have on others. Here we see that Applejack is considered the family hero, but her older brother Big Macintosh feels somewhat [[TheResenter resentful]] for getting ignored by their little sister Apple Bloom, who used to idolize him before Applejack started stealing his thunder. The fact that [[TheSilentBob he rarely opens up to speak his mind]] suggests that he's been stewing over this longer than he'd care to admit.
28th Mar '16 7:32:38 PM immblueversion
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** Season 2's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]" features a gag where Cerberus leaves his post at the gates of Tartarus, where many evil beings in Equestria are imprisoned, only to get promptly tamed by [[FluffyTamer Fluttershy]] like a cute puppy]] and returned without a fuss. Then in the season 4 finale "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]]", it's revealed that one of the prisoners managed to escape while Cerberus was gone, and happens to be ''the'' most catastrophic threat Equestria has ever faced.

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** Season 2's "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]" features a gag where Cerberus leaves his post at the gates of Tartarus, where many evil beings in Equestria are imprisoned, only to get promptly tamed by [[FluffyTamer Fluttershy]] like a cute puppy]] and returned without a fuss.fuss, like returning an escaped puppy to its yard. Then in the season 4 finale "[[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Twilight's Kingdom]]", it's revealed that one of the prisoners managed to escape while Cerberus was gone, and happens to be ''the'' most catastrophic threat Equestria has ever faced.
27th Mar '16 8:57:07 PM immblueversion
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** The fifth season episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]" examines a scene early in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the very first episode]] where Twilight rudely declines an invitation to her her hitherto unseen friend Moondancer's party to focus on her studies. In that episode, it's treated as a quick EstablishingCharacterMoment for her [[LonersAreFreaks anti-social attitude]] and is never brought up again. Here, it turns out to be a CynicismCatalyst for Moondancer, who it turns out was just as anti-social and became even more bitter and lonely, all because one of her so-called best friends didn't turn up. It also serves as a reflection of [[ShadowArchetype the kind of pony Twilight could have become]] had she never made friends.

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** The fifth season episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E12AmendingFences Amending Fences]]" examines a scene early in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon the very first episode]] where Twilight rudely declines an invitation to her her hitherto unseen friend Moondancer's party to focus on her studies. In that episode, it's treated as a quick EstablishingCharacterMoment for her [[LonersAreFreaks anti-social attitude]] and is never brought up again. Here, it turns out to be a CynicismCatalyst for Moondancer, who it turns out was just as anti-social as she was and became even more bitter and lonely, all because one of her so-called best friends didn't turn up. It also serves as a reflection of [[ShadowArchetype the kind of pony Twilight could have become]] had she never made friends.
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