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28th Mar '17 10:12:38 PM LadySugarQuill
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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' was at first serious. It slowly became more comedic, but often snapped back to the darkness of earlier books. Around #30, the series became constantly ridiculous, but the final 10 books returned to (and sometimes surpassed) the maturity of the first few books.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' was at first serious. It slowly became more comedic, but often snapped back to as a result of being both very long, and highly episodic. Besides a serious run between books 15 and 23, and the darkness of earlier books. Around #30, increasingly bleak last arc, the series became constantly ridiculous, but the final 10 would have an over-the-top LiteralSplitPersonality plot followed by "book-length torture scene", and plot-heavy or dark books returned to (and sometimes surpassed) alongside ones where the maturity of climax involves morphing an annoying poodle, a FantasticVoyagePlot, or the first few books.[[Filler fucking]] [[LilliputianWarriors Helmacrons]].
20th Mar '17 7:17:09 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' starts off LighterAndSofter, then gets darker and much more serious with chapter 11. Then there's a few lighter chapters, interspersed with a lingering threat, until chapter 21, which is pure unbridled NightmareFuel. After that, the horror takes a step back, and it gets lighter again... then there's several chapters in which it becomes very apparent that Harry's something of a StepfordSmiler, then he deals with his issues. Then he and some new friends get kidnapped by some utterly horrific creatures. Then Harry manages to IndyPloy his way out of trouble. Then it quietens down, with a little revelation or two about Harry's godmother of the ParentsAsPeople variety, looming threat mingled with Fudge having rings run around him and followed by the bad guys facing their first significant set back. Then we see London nearly overrun by an army of the undead, one of the secondary protagonists nearly eaten alive on screen and [[spoiler: Sif has her heart ripped out and Harry Dresden uses his Death Curse. Both get better courtesy of Doctor Strange]]. Things calm down, we get to meet a couple of new characters and it's all a bit lighter... then we find out in Chapter 50 that [[spoiler: Lucius Malfoy has executed a coup d'etat and gained control of the Winter Soldier]] making HYDRA more dangerous than ever, before chapters 53-58 deal with milder Harry related sub-plots, then chapters 59 and 60 [[spoiler: have the kids fighting for their lives and the Winter Soldier struggling for his soul]], chapters 61 to 68 have some pretty heavy fallout, before chapter 69, a quite literal HopeSpot, before delving into the three darkest chapters in the story, then a light Christmas special, then a chapter quite literally entitled 'The DarkestHour'. While it's rarely sudden, this is a fic which ''specialises'' in MoodWhiplash.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' starts off LighterAndSofter, then gets darker and much more serious with chapter 11. Then there's a few lighter chapters, interspersed with a lingering threat, until chapter 21, which is pure unbridled NightmareFuel.
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After that, the horror takes a step back, and it gets lighter again... then there's several chapters in which it becomes very apparent that Harry's something of a StepfordSmiler, then he deals with his issues. Then he and some new friends get kidnapped by some utterly horrific creatures. Then Harry manages to IndyPloy his way out of trouble. Then it quietens down, with a little revelation or two about Harry's godmother of the ParentsAsPeople variety, looming threat mingled with Fudge having rings run around him and followed by the bad guys facing their first significant set back. Then we see London nearly overrun by an army of the undead, one of the secondary protagonists nearly eaten alive on screen and [[spoiler: Sif has her heart ripped out and Harry Dresden uses his Death Curse. Both get better courtesy of Doctor Strange]].
**
Things calm down, we get to meet a couple of new characters and it's all a bit lighter... then we find out in Chapter 50 that [[spoiler: Lucius Malfoy has executed a coup d'etat and gained control of the Winter Soldier]] making HYDRA more dangerous than ever, before chapters 53-58 deal with milder Harry related sub-plots, then chapters 59 and 60 [[spoiler: have the kids fighting for their lives and the Winter Soldier struggling for his soul]], chapters soul]].
** Chapters
61 to 68 have some pretty heavy fallout, before chapter 69, a quite literal HopeSpot, before delving into the three darkest chapters in the story, then a light Christmas special, then a chapter quite literally entitled 'The DarkestHour'. While DarkestHour', before a HopeSpot in chapters 75 and 76, things getting darker in chapter 77, then darkness is finally banished at the end of chapter 78, and the good guys all have a massive party and a fairly relaxed epilogue.
** And then, in chapter 2 of the sequel, ''Ghosts of the Past'', [[spoiler: Voldemort]] turns up again and starts wreaking havoc. Then things quiet down as the fall-out is managed, until the end of chapter 7, when the long anticipated [[spoiler: Sinister/Red Room arc, 'Forever Red']] kicks off, promising to be one of the darkest parts of the series.
** In short, while
it's rarely sudden, this is a fic series which ''specialises'' in MoodWhiplash.
16th Mar '17 6:01:41 PM BlueGuy
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' went from lighthearted and happy-go-lucky (as much as having a hedgehog save his friends from being used as live power sources for robots and a mad scientist threaten the world with a Death Star clone can be anyways) in its "Classic era" to progressively darker in its Dreamcast era and culminating in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 2006]]'' before doing a 180 and returning to its happy-go-lucky roots (well, as much having a mad scientist split the world into pieces and a hedgehog nearly ''outrun a black hole'' can be considered happy-go-lucky) with titles such as ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. Then nine years later, the dark story returned with ''VideoGame/ProjectSonic2017''.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' went from lighthearted and happy-go-lucky (as much as having a hedgehog save his friends from being used as live power sources for robots and a mad scientist threaten the world with a Death Star clone can be anyways) in its "Classic era" to progressively darker in its Dreamcast era and culminating in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 2006]]'' before doing a 180 and returning to its happy-go-lucky roots (well, as much having a mad scientist split the world into pieces and a hedgehog nearly ''outrun a black hole'' can be considered happy-go-lucky) with titles such as ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. Then nine years later, the dark story returned with ''VideoGame/ProjectSonic2017''.''VideoGame/SonicForces''.
25th Jan '17 6:19:53 PM Novaheart
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** Best exemptified by the [[spoiler: Yakuza Arc, which went from a story of trying to get a hikkimori heir to a Yakuza clan out to one of the more DownerEndings for an arc with most of their employers dead. And it took one scene to jump from Comedy to OhCrap.]]

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** Best exemptified by the [[spoiler: Yakuza Arc, which went from a story of trying to get a hikkimori heir to a Yakuza clan out to one of the more DownerEndings DownerEnding for an arc with most of their employers dead.dead and ''nothing meaningful resolved''. And it took one scene to jump from Comedy to OhCrap.]]
25th Jan '17 6:18:18 PM Novaheart
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** Best exemptified by the [[spoiler: Yakuza Arc, which went from a story of trying to get a hikkimori heir to a Yakuza clan out to one of the more DownerEndings for an arc with most of their employers dead. And it took one scene to jump from Comedy to OhCrap.]]
** The point, however, the series got infamous for this is the [[spoiler: first Yoshiwara arc, which not only had the fewest comedy bits, but also advanced the story and lore, especially with Kagura's brother.]]
15th Jan '17 2:22:29 PM shonengirl
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** To a lesser extent, the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] as well. Overall, it's more lighthearted and less serious than the games, never really going into the deeper themes and focusing on the innocent adventures of Ash and co.; however, the show frequently has some darker episodes, especially if a villain other than the Rocket trio is involved. Notably, the Original Series tended to shift in tone dramatically depending on who was on writing duty (mainly, anything Takeshi Shudo wrote had a good chance of being dramatic), so there are episodes where a Pokémon almost dies airing alongside ones filled to the brim with [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early anime's rather wacky, bizarre brand of comedy]], and ''Best Wishes'' had characters with rather exaggerated personality traits, and an Ash who had TookALevelInDumbass, but at the same time made [[GoldfishPoopGang the Team Rocket trio]] way more competent, made Team Rocket in general a looming ArcVillain, and had relatively small amounts of filler, at least in season one; though every season undergoes this to an extent, especially if a villain other than the Rocket trio is involved. This also happened with entire generations of the show, with ''XY'' and ''XYZ'' coming right off the heels of [[FillerArc the Decolora Islands arc]], being noticeably more dramatic, featuring tons of CharacterDevelopment, and had the whole region being in peril by the end, only to follow it up with the SliceOfLife format, DenserAndWackier ''Sun and Moon'' (which itself sharply contrasts the massive turn for the dramatic that its [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon game companion]] took). Another seasonal example can be seen within generation five, with the aforementioned Decolora Islands season coming right after ''Best Wishes'', even returning Jessie, James, and Meowth to their old incompetent selves and reducing the competence of their Pokémon by several levels with no explanation.

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** To a lesser extent, the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] as well. Overall, it's more lighthearted and less serious than the games, never really going into the deeper themes and focusing on the innocent adventures of Ash and co.; however, the show frequently has some darker episodes, especially if a villain other than [[GoldfishPoopGang the Rocket trio trio]] is involved. Notably, While every sub-series undergoes this to an extent, most notably the Original Series tended to shift in tone dramatically on an episode-by-episode basis depending on who was on writing duty (mainly, anything Takeshi Shudo wrote had a good chance of being dramatic), so there are episodes where a Pokémon almost dies airing alongside ones filled to the brim with [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early anime's rather wacky, bizarre brand of comedy]], and ''Best Wishes'' had characters with rather exaggerated personality traits, and an Ash who had TookALevelInDumbass, but at the same time made [[GoldfishPoopGang the Team Rocket trio]] trio way more competent, made Team Rocket in general a looming ArcVillain, and had relatively small amounts of filler, at least in season one; though every season undergoes this to an extent, especially if a villain other than the Rocket trio is involved. one. This also happened with entire generations of the show, with ''XY'' and ''XYZ'' coming right off the heels of [[FillerArc the Decolora Islands arc]], and being noticeably more dramatic, dramatic than previous series, featuring tons of CharacterDevelopment, and had a four-part series starring a teenage protagonist who [[spoiler:becomes an UnwittingPawn of the whole region being in peril by BigBad]], peaking towards the end, end of ''XYZ'' only to follow it up with the SliceOfLife format, DenserAndWackier ''Sun and Moon'' (which itself sharply contrasts the massive turn for the dramatic that its [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon game companion]] took). Another seasonal example can be seen within generation five, 5 (Unova), with the aforementioned Decolora Islands season coming right after ''Best Wishes'', even returning Jessie, James, and Meowth to their old incompetent selves and reducing the competence of their Pokémon by several levels with no explanation.
13th Jan '17 6:47:57 PM shonengirl
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** To a lesser extent, the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] as well. Overall, it's more lighthearted and less serious than the games, never really going into the deeper themes and focusing on the innocent adventures of Ash and co.; however, the show frequently has some darker episodes, especially if a villain other than the Rocket trio is involved. Notably, the Original Series tended to shift in tone dramatically depending on who was on writing duty (mainly, anything Takeshi Shudo wrote had a good chance of being dramatic), so there are episodes where a Pokémon almost dies airing alongside ones filled to the brim with [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early anime's rather wacky, bizarre brand of comedy]], and ''Best Wishes'' had characters with rather exaggerated personality traits, and an Ash who had TookALevelInDumbass, but at the same time made [[GoldfishPoopGang the Team Rocket trio]] way more competent, made Team Rocket in general a looming ArcVillain, and had relatively small amounts of filler, at least in season one.

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** To a lesser extent, the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]] as well. Overall, it's more lighthearted and less serious than the games, never really going into the deeper themes and focusing on the innocent adventures of Ash and co.; however, the show frequently has some darker episodes, especially if a villain other than the Rocket trio is involved. Notably, the Original Series tended to shift in tone dramatically depending on who was on writing duty (mainly, anything Takeshi Shudo wrote had a good chance of being dramatic), so there are episodes where a Pokémon almost dies airing alongside ones filled to the brim with [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early anime's rather wacky, bizarre brand of comedy]], and ''Best Wishes'' had characters with rather exaggerated personality traits, and an Ash who had TookALevelInDumbass, but at the same time made [[GoldfishPoopGang the Team Rocket trio]] way more competent, made Team Rocket in general a looming ArcVillain, and had relatively small amounts of filler, at least in season one.one; though every season undergoes this to an extent, especially if a villain other than the Rocket trio is involved. This also happened with entire generations of the show, with ''XY'' and ''XYZ'' coming right off the heels of [[FillerArc the Decolora Islands arc]], being noticeably more dramatic, featuring tons of CharacterDevelopment, and had the whole region being in peril by the end, only to follow it up with the SliceOfLife format, DenserAndWackier ''Sun and Moon'' (which itself sharply contrasts the massive turn for the dramatic that its [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon game companion]] took). Another seasonal example can be seen within generation five, with the aforementioned Decolora Islands season coming right after ''Best Wishes'', even returning Jessie, James, and Meowth to their old incompetent selves and reducing the competence of their Pokémon by several levels with no explanation.
31st Dec '16 4:33:41 PM Premonition45
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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' films have done this. Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/GeorgeLazenby's Bonds were quite serious, whereas Creator/RogerMoore's Bond was more lighthearted. Then, Creator/TimothyDalton's Bond took an even DarkerAndEdgier turn, more akin to Creator/IanFleming's original novels. Then, Creator/PierceBrosnan's Bond took a middle ground between Connery and Moore, before Creator/DanielCraig's Bond took a darker tone again ([[RevisitingTheRoots with his later 2 films emulating his predecessors a little more]]).

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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' films have done this. Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/GeorgeLazenby's Bonds were quite serious, whereas Creator/RogerMoore's Bond was more lighthearted. Then, Creator/TimothyDalton's Bond took an even DarkerAndEdgier turn, more akin to Creator/IanFleming's original novels. Then, Creator/PierceBrosnan's Bond took was lighter, taking a middle ground between Connery and Moore, before Creator/DanielCraig's Bond took a darker tone again ([[RevisitingTheRoots with his later 2 films emulating his predecessors a little more]]).
25th Dec '16 2:39:45 PM WillKeaton
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* Due to ExecutiveMeddling, the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' films became this way. Creator/TimBurton's take on the franchise was dark and gothic. There was a bit of cheese in [[{{Film/Batman}} the 1989 film,]] but his follow-up, ''Film/BatmanReturns,'' was almost depressing. Later, WarnerBros had replaced Burton with Creator/JoelSchumacher to make the franchise more marketable. ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' increased the camp value, but it brought the franchise to a halt for the rest of TheNineties. Creator/ChristopherNolan restored the franchise with his consistently dark and realistic {{reboot}}, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.

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* Due to ExecutiveMeddling, the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' films became this way. Creator/TimBurton's take on the franchise was dark and gothic. There was a bit of cheese in [[{{Film/Batman}} the 1989 film,]] but his follow-up, ''Film/BatmanReturns,'' was almost depressing. Later, WarnerBros had replaced Burton with Creator/JoelSchumacher to make the franchise more marketable. ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' increased the each had greater camp value, value than the one before it, but it ''Batman and Robin'' brought the franchise to a halt for the rest of TheNineties. Creator/ChristopherNolan restored the franchise with his consistently dark and realistic {{reboot}}, ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
23rd Dec '16 8:53:21 PM Premonition45
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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' films have done this. Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/GeorgeLazenby's were quite serious, whereas Creator/RogerMoore's Bond was more lighthearted. Then, Creator/TimothyDalton's Bond took an even DarkerAndEdgier turn, more akin to Creator/IanFleming's original novels. Then, Creator/PierceBrosnan's Bond took a middle ground between Connery and Moore, before Creator/DanielCraig's Bond took a darker tone again ([[RevisitingTheRoots with his later 2 films emulating his predecessors a little more]]).

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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' films have done this. Creator/SeanConnery and Creator/GeorgeLazenby's Bonds were quite serious, whereas Creator/RogerMoore's Bond was more lighthearted. Then, Creator/TimothyDalton's Bond took an even DarkerAndEdgier turn, more akin to Creator/IanFleming's original novels. Then, Creator/PierceBrosnan's Bond took a middle ground between Connery and Moore, before Creator/DanielCraig's Bond took a darker tone again ([[RevisitingTheRoots with his later 2 films emulating his predecessors a little more]]).
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