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3rd Jan '18 1:00:11 AM SentaiRider2000
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogies do this. The first trilogy starts off as lighthearted in ''Film/ANewHope'', turns dark in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and mingles light and dark in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (just compare the scenes with TheEmperor to the scenes with the Ewoks). In the prequels the first film was very light-hearted, then the ''Film/AttackOfTheClones latter'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSithtwo'' takes a nosedive into dark and serious territory.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogies do this. The first trilogy starts off as lighthearted in ''Film/ANewHope'', turns dark in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and mingles light and dark in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (just compare the scenes with TheEmperor to the scenes with the Ewoks). In the prequels the first film was very light-hearted, then the ''Film/AttackOfTheClones latter'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSithtwo'' ''[[Film/AttackOfTheClones latter]]'' ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith two]]'' takes a nosedive into dark and serious territory.
3rd Jan '18 12:52:01 AM SentaiRider2000
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogies do this. The first trilogy starts off as lighthearted in ''Film/ANewHope'', turns dark in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and mingles light and dark in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (just compare the scenes with TheEmperor to the scenes with the Ewoks). In the prequels the first two start lightly, then ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' takes a nosedive into dark.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogies do this. The first trilogy starts off as lighthearted in ''Film/ANewHope'', turns dark in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', and mingles light and dark in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (just compare the scenes with TheEmperor to the scenes with the Ewoks). In the prequels the first two start lightly, film was very light-hearted, then ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' the ''Film/AttackOfTheClones latter'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSithtwo'' takes a nosedive into dark.dark and serious territory.
22nd Dec '17 10:19:01 AM Excelsior123
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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' loves to do this as of the episode "What Goes Up..." One episode might have the kids trying to build a tower on the moon, the next might focus on the kids struggling to prevent the local Deep Space Array from not getting funded, and one of the main child characters ''almost getting killed by a weather balloon'' in the process.
13th Dec '17 9:25:54 PM GothicNarcissus
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* Compared to the consistently more dramatic manga, the 90's ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime always keeps a good balance between comedy and drama (until things get serious for the finale of each arc, that is). Yet, the show becomes much DarkerAndEdgier in the S season, then dives into [[LighterAndSofter more whimsical, childish, fairytale-like]] territory in Super S before getting darker yet in Stars.
13th Dec '17 9:25:21 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** 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, which promptly turns out to be ''the'' darkest in the series so far, being largely composed of an absolutely brutal 8 chapter TraumaCongaLine largely composed of epic scale MindRape and revelations about how [[spoiler: Sinister]] was a considerable part of why his childhood was so miserable (or at least, why no one intervened to make it better), while presenting himself as the kindly family doctor, plus the horror of [[spoiler: having his body used to commit epic scale atrocities as the Red Son, the Winter Soldier's superpowered sequel,]] that drives Harry outright insane - as in, [[spoiler: Dark Phoenix]] insane - and even after the PowerOfLove pulls him back from the brink, there is ''still'' the inevitable fall out: the Council Elite of Earth's Skyfathers freaking out and deciding that Harry's too dangerous to live (something stalled by Odin telling them that they have to go through him and resolved by a half-mad Strange [[spoiler: threatening them with the Tesseract]]), and Harry having a ''monumental'' case of [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]], that leaves him a semi-functional emotional wreck with a HairTriggerTemper and perennial fears that [[spoiler: he'll snap and go Dark Phoenix again.]] And that's not even starting on [[spoiler: Maddie's]] story, which is even worse (short version: [[spoiler: Jean's twin sister, stolen at birth,]] raised to believe she was artificial, never shown real kindness 'til she met [[spoiler: Gambit]], and believed she existed to be [[spoiler: Sinister's]] LivingWeapon.). However, interspersed with all that is [[spoiler: Maddie]] getting to meet her family, and steadily shake off the conditioning of a lifetime as she learns how to be a person, while Lorna (another Red Room prisoner) gets to know her [[ComicBook/Magneto father]] and has her mother's memories of her restored, Harry coming out of his dark funk and dealing with his issues, and other such heartwarming things, and as of chapter 22, the roller coaster seems to be on an upward swing... but with ominous hints of further darkness to come.

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** 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, which promptly turns out to be ''the'' darkest in the series so far, being largely composed of an absolutely brutal 8 chapter TraumaCongaLine largely composed of epic scale MindRape and revelations about how [[spoiler: Sinister]] was a considerable part of why his childhood was so miserable (or at least, why no one intervened TraumaCongaLine. The details are too long to make it better), while presenting himself as the kindly family doctor, plus the horror of [[spoiler: having his body used to commit epic scale atrocities as the Red Son, the Winter Soldier's superpowered sequel,]] that drives get into, but Harry outright insane - as in, [[spoiler: Dark Phoenix]] insane - and even after the PowerOfLove pulls him back from the brink, there is ''still'' the inevitable fall out: the Council Elite of Earth's Skyfathers freaking out and deciding that Harry's too dangerous to live (something stalled by Odin telling them that they have to go through him and resolved by a half-mad Strange [[spoiler: threatening them left with the Tesseract]]), and Harry having a ''monumental'' case of [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]], that leaves leaving him - at the age of ''14'' - a semi-functional emotional wreck with a HairTriggerTemper and perennial fears that [[spoiler: he'll snap and go Dark Phoenix again.]] HairTriggerTemper. And that's not even starting on [[spoiler: the Dark Phoenix]], or [[spoiler: Maddie's]] story, which is arguably even worse (short version: [[spoiler: Jean's twin sister, stolen at birth,]] raised to believe she was artificial, never shown real kindness 'til she met [[spoiler: Gambit]], and believed she existed to be [[spoiler: Sinister's]] LivingWeapon.). However, interspersed with all that the horror is [[spoiler: Maddie]] getting to meet her family, and steadily shake shaking off the conditioning of a lifetime and pulling a HeelFaceTurn - underlining it by [[spoiler: briefly wielding Mjolnir]] - and meeting her family, as she learns well as learning how to be make a person, life of her own, while Lorna (another Red Room prisoner) gets to know her [[ComicBook/Magneto [[{{ComicBook/Magneto}} father]] and has her mother's memories of her restored, Harry coming out of his dark funk and dealing with his issues, and other such heartwarming things, and as of chapter 22, the roller coaster seems to be on an upward swing... but with ominous hints of further darkness to come.
13th Dec '17 9:21:36 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** 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, which promptly turns out to be ''the'' darkest in the series so far, being largely composed of an absolutely brutal TraumaCongaLine. Highlights include: [[spoiler: Harry finding out that his kindly family doctor - one of the few people who genuinely seemed to care when he was at the Dursleys - was actually Sinister in disguise, and used his powers to ensure that Harry's abuse was overlooked and that the Grey family didn't claim custody of him; Harry and Carol being kidnapped by Sinister and left in the hands of the Red Room; Harry waking up mostly powerless and getting a pit-fight with 'the Beast' - Dudley post his X-Gene activating and turning him into this 'verse's Blob and after [[YearInsideHourOutside spending three years]] steadily corrupted by the Red Room, resulting in a brutal beating before he figures out a work-around; Harry getting in an epic psychic duel with Sinister's secret LivingWeapon, Maddie Pryor; the HopeSpot of the Avengers pulling off a rescue and Harry looking like he and Jean are going to be able to talk down Maddie... then Maddie goes back to the Red Room as they pull a VillainExitStageLeft via a grand scale teleport and Harry follows her, falling unconscious, with Thor throwing Mjolnir after them as a means of tracking them; Maddie has doubts and seems about to pull a HeelFaceTurn, before Sinister uses a trigger word on her to shut her down and remove her memories; Harry spends the next two days being [[MindRape tortured]] to try and turn him into the Red Son, the Winter Soldier's superpowered sequel; then there's another HopeSpot wherein Maddie touches Mjolnir, has the erased memories restored, and she and Harry concoct a plan to store his mind in a McGuffin to make it look like his mind's been erased and then put his mind back at the next opportunity; then Sinister swipes the McGuffin and sends Maddie away because he's rightly suspicious of her; the Red Room use their new [[LivingWeapon Red Son]] to take control of Russia and most of the old Soviet Union, using him to MindRape and kill hundreds in a mere fortnight in real time, six months in the Nevernever, while the Avengers' attempts to track Harry fail miserably; at the same time, it's revealed that Maddie is not a clone/artificial creation like she's been taught to believe, but Rachel Grey, Jean's SeparatedAtBirth twin sister, replaced with a still-born infant; then another HopeSpot of Maddie plotting getting the McGuffin containing Harry's mind back with Jono, another Red Room prisoner, while the Avengers lure out the Red Son and the Winter Guard and capture them; the Red Son escapes after it's revealed that there's no sign of Harry's mind in him, and ends up in a brutal fight with Magneto, wherein half of Harry's body winds up being eaten by a back-up measure of Sinister's - the TechnoOrganic Transmode Virus, which turns half of Harry's body to living metal before Magneto puts him down and knocks the virus out; with the help of Strange and Dresden, Maddie and Jono get Harry's mind and the McGuffin it was in back, with Maddie proving Worthy of Mjolnir in the process... but even then, it is ''still'' not over, because Harry's mind winds up back in his body, gets hit with six months of Red Son memories, and he ends up snaps completely, transforming into the Dark Phoenix and almost destroying the world.]] Then, the PowerOfLove pulls him back from the brink... but even after ''all of that'', there is still the inevitable fall out: the Council Elite of Earth's Skyfathers freaking out and deciding that Harry's too dangerous to live (something stalled by Odin telling them that they have to go through him and resolved by a half-mad Strange [[spoiler: threatening them with the Tesseract]]), and Harry having a ''monumental'' case of [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]], that leaves him a semi-functional emotional wreck with a HairTriggerTemper and perennial fears that [[spoiler: he'll snap and go Dark Phoenix again, which would have the side-effect of unleashing Surtur, the ''original'' Dark Phoenix.]] However, interspersed with that is [[spoiler: Maddie]] getting to meet her family, and steadily shake off the conditioning of a lifetime, while Lorna (another Red Room prisoner) gets to know her [[ComicBook/Magneto father]] and has her mother's memories of her restored, and other such heartwarming things, and as of chapter 22, the roller coaster seems to be on an upward swing... but with ominous hints of further darkness to come.

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** 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, which promptly turns out to be ''the'' darkest in the series so far, being largely composed of an absolutely brutal TraumaCongaLine. Highlights include: 8 chapter TraumaCongaLine largely composed of epic scale MindRape and revelations about how [[spoiler: Harry finding out that Sinister]] was a considerable part of why his childhood was so miserable (or at least, why no one intervened to make it better), while presenting himself as the kindly family doctor - one of doctor, plus the few people who genuinely seemed to care when he was at the Dursleys - was actually Sinister in disguise, and horror of [[spoiler: having his body used his powers to ensure that Harry's abuse was overlooked and that the Grey family didn't claim custody of him; Harry and Carol being kidnapped by Sinister and left in the hands of the Red Room; Harry waking up mostly powerless and getting a pit-fight with 'the Beast' - Dudley post his X-Gene activating and turning him into this 'verse's Blob and after [[YearInsideHourOutside spending three years]] steadily corrupted by the Red Room, resulting in a brutal beating before he figures out a work-around; Harry getting in an commit epic psychic duel with Sinister's secret LivingWeapon, Maddie Pryor; the HopeSpot of the Avengers pulling off a rescue and Harry looking like he and Jean are going to be able to talk down Maddie... then Maddie goes back to the Red Room as they pull a VillainExitStageLeft via a grand scale teleport and Harry follows her, falling unconscious, with Thor throwing Mjolnir after them atrocities as a means of tracking them; Maddie has doubts and seems about to pull a HeelFaceTurn, before Sinister uses a trigger word on her to shut her down and remove her memories; Harry spends the next two days being [[MindRape tortured]] to try and turn him into the Red Son, the Winter Soldier's superpowered sequel; then there's another HopeSpot wherein Maddie touches Mjolnir, has the erased memories restored, and she and sequel,]] that drives Harry concoct a plan to store his mind in a McGuffin to make it look like his mind's been erased outright insane - as in, [[spoiler: Dark Phoenix]] insane - and then put his mind back at the next opportunity; then Sinister swipes the McGuffin and sends Maddie away because he's rightly suspicious of her; the Red Room use their new [[LivingWeapon Red Son]] to take control of Russia and most of the old Soviet Union, using him to MindRape and kill hundreds in a mere fortnight in real time, six months in the Nevernever, while the Avengers' attempts to track Harry fail miserably; at the same time, it's revealed that Maddie is not a clone/artificial creation like she's been taught to believe, but Rachel Grey, Jean's SeparatedAtBirth twin sister, replaced with a still-born infant; then another HopeSpot of Maddie plotting getting the McGuffin containing Harry's mind back with Jono, another Red Room prisoner, while the Avengers lure out the Red Son and the Winter Guard and capture them; the Red Son escapes even after it's revealed that there's no sign of Harry's mind in him, and ends up in a brutal fight with Magneto, wherein half of Harry's body winds up being eaten by a back-up measure of Sinister's - the TechnoOrganic Transmode Virus, which turns half of Harry's body to living metal before Magneto puts him down and knocks the virus out; with the help of Strange and Dresden, Maddie and Jono get Harry's mind and the McGuffin it was in back, with Maddie proving Worthy of Mjolnir in the process... but even then, it is ''still'' not over, because Harry's mind winds up back in his body, gets hit with six months of Red Son memories, and he ends up snaps completely, transforming into the Dark Phoenix and almost destroying the world.]] Then, the PowerOfLove pulls him back from the brink... but even after ''all of that'', brink, there is still ''still'' the inevitable fall out: the Council Elite of Earth's Skyfathers freaking out and deciding that Harry's too dangerous to live (something stalled by Odin telling them that they have to go through him and resolved by a half-mad Strange [[spoiler: threatening them with the Tesseract]]), and Harry having a ''monumental'' case of [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]], that leaves him a semi-functional emotional wreck with a HairTriggerTemper and perennial fears that [[spoiler: he'll snap and go Dark Phoenix again, again.]] And that's not even starting on [[spoiler: Maddie's]] story, which would have the side-effect of unleashing Surtur, the ''original'' Dark Phoenix.]] is even worse (short version: [[spoiler: Jean's twin sister, stolen at birth,]] raised to believe she was artificial, never shown real kindness 'til she met [[spoiler: Gambit]], and believed she existed to be [[spoiler: Sinister's]] LivingWeapon.). However, interspersed with all that is [[spoiler: Maddie]] getting to meet her family, and steadily shake off the conditioning of a lifetime, lifetime as she learns how to be a person, while Lorna (another Red Room prisoner) gets to know her [[ComicBook/Magneto father]] and has her mother's memories of her restored, Harry coming out of his dark funk and dealing with his issues, and other such heartwarming things, and as of chapter 22, the roller coaster seems to be on an upward swing... but with ominous hints of further darkness to come.
13th Dec '17 9:12:10 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** After that, the horror takes a step back, and it gets lighter again... then there're 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 setback. 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]].

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** After that, the horror takes a step back, and it gets lighter again... then there're 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 setback. 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 [[spoiler: Sif]] has her heart ripped out and [[spoiler: Harry Dresden Dresden]] uses his Death Curse. Both get better courtesy of Doctor Strange]].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 Lucius Malfoy has executed a coup d'etat and gained control of the Winter Soldier]] 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 have the kids fighting for their lives and the Winter Soldier struggling for his soul]].soul.



** 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.

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** 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 [[spoiler: Sinister]]/Red Room arc, 'Forever Red']] ''Forever Red'' kicks off, promising which promptly turns out to be ''the'' darkest in the series so far, being largely composed of an absolutely brutal TraumaCongaLine. Highlights include: [[spoiler: Harry finding out that his kindly family doctor - one of the darkest parts few people who genuinely seemed to care when he was at the Dursleys - was actually Sinister in disguise, and used his powers to ensure that Harry's abuse was overlooked and that the Grey family didn't claim custody of him; Harry and Carol being kidnapped by Sinister and left in the hands of the series.Red Room; Harry waking up mostly powerless and getting a pit-fight with 'the Beast' - Dudley post his X-Gene activating and turning him into this 'verse's Blob and after [[YearInsideHourOutside spending three years]] steadily corrupted by the Red Room, resulting in a brutal beating before he figures out a work-around; Harry getting in an epic psychic duel with Sinister's secret LivingWeapon, Maddie Pryor; the HopeSpot of the Avengers pulling off a rescue and Harry looking like he and Jean are going to be able to talk down Maddie... then Maddie goes back to the Red Room as they pull a VillainExitStageLeft via a grand scale teleport and Harry follows her, falling unconscious, with Thor throwing Mjolnir after them as a means of tracking them; Maddie has doubts and seems about to pull a HeelFaceTurn, before Sinister uses a trigger word on her to shut her down and remove her memories; Harry spends the next two days being [[MindRape tortured]] to try and turn him into the Red Son, the Winter Soldier's superpowered sequel; then there's another HopeSpot wherein Maddie touches Mjolnir, has the erased memories restored, and she and Harry concoct a plan to store his mind in a McGuffin to make it look like his mind's been erased and then put his mind back at the next opportunity; then Sinister swipes the McGuffin and sends Maddie away because he's rightly suspicious of her; the Red Room use their new [[LivingWeapon Red Son]] to take control of Russia and most of the old Soviet Union, using him to MindRape and kill hundreds in a mere fortnight in real time, six months in the Nevernever, while the Avengers' attempts to track Harry fail miserably; at the same time, it's revealed that Maddie is not a clone/artificial creation like she's been taught to believe, but Rachel Grey, Jean's SeparatedAtBirth twin sister, replaced with a still-born infant; then another HopeSpot of Maddie plotting getting the McGuffin containing Harry's mind back with Jono, another Red Room prisoner, while the Avengers lure out the Red Son and the Winter Guard and capture them; the Red Son escapes after it's revealed that there's no sign of Harry's mind in him, and ends up in a brutal fight with Magneto, wherein half of Harry's body winds up being eaten by a back-up measure of Sinister's - the TechnoOrganic Transmode Virus, which turns half of Harry's body to living metal before Magneto puts him down and knocks the virus out; with the help of Strange and Dresden, Maddie and Jono get Harry's mind and the McGuffin it was in back, with Maddie proving Worthy of Mjolnir in the process... but even then, it is ''still'' not over, because Harry's mind winds up back in his body, gets hit with six months of Red Son memories, and he ends up snaps completely, transforming into the Dark Phoenix and almost destroying the world.]] Then, the PowerOfLove pulls him back from the brink... but even after ''all of that'', there is still the inevitable fall out: the Council Elite of Earth's Skyfathers freaking out and deciding that Harry's too dangerous to live (something stalled by Odin telling them that they have to go through him and resolved by a half-mad Strange [[spoiler: threatening them with the Tesseract]]), and Harry having a ''monumental'' case of [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]], that leaves him a semi-functional emotional wreck with a HairTriggerTemper and perennial fears that [[spoiler: he'll snap and go Dark Phoenix again, which would have the side-effect of unleashing Surtur, the ''original'' Dark Phoenix.]] However, interspersed with that is [[spoiler: Maddie]] getting to meet her family, and steadily shake off the conditioning of a lifetime, while Lorna (another Red Room prisoner) gets to know her [[ComicBook/Magneto father]] and has her mother's memories of her restored, and other such heartwarming things, and as of chapter 22, the roller coaster seems to be on an upward swing... but with ominous hints of further darkness to come.
13th Nov '17 11:34:35 AM Isaac_Heller
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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni,'' for great justice. The game ''begins'' with [[MissingMom Oliver's mother tragically dying,]] and then segues almost immediately into Drippy being brought to life, who [[BlackComedy actively berates Oliver and by extension the player for crying over his mother's death.]] Things are roughly lighthearted from there on out... until [[MoodWhiplash Hamelin,]] which, especially in the [=PS3=] version, contains the most actively tragic seen in the game since the mother's death. And then it's back to cuteness and happiness until the ''next'' DramaBomb comes along...

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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni,'' for great justice. The game ''begins'' with [[MissingMom Oliver's mother tragically dying,]] and then segues almost immediately into Drippy being brought to life, who [[BlackComedy actively berates Oliver and by extension the player for crying over his mother's death.]] Things are roughly lighthearted from there on out... until [[MoodWhiplash Hamelin,]] which, especially in the [=PS3=] version, contains the most actively tragic seen scene in the game since the mother's death. And then it's back to cuteness and happiness until the ''next'' DramaBomb comes along...
13th Nov '17 11:33:24 AM Isaac_Heller
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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]] is involved. 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 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. 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 than previous series, featuring tons of CharacterDevelopment, and a four-part series starring a teenage protagonist who [[spoiler:becomes an UnwittingPawn of the BigBad]], peaking towards the 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 generation 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.

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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]] is involved. 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 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. later introduced Team Plasma and included N's tragic backstory. 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 than previous series, featuring tons of CharacterDevelopment, and especially a four-part series starring a teenage protagonist who [[spoiler:becomes an UnwittingPawn of the BigBad]], peaking towards the end of ''XYZ'' only to follow it up with the SliceOfLife format, DenserAndWackier ''Sun and Moon'' (which itself sharply contrasts the massive Moon'', which also takes a turn for the dramatic that its [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon game companion]] took).when the mascot legendaries and Aether Foundation enters the picture. Another seasonal example can be seen generation 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 Nov '17 10:40:48 AM igordebraga
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' eventually became filled with this, at times with comedy and drama following each other in the same episodes. For instance, there were three miniseries that established plot for the upcoming season: the first two, Out of Mind and Recovery, were serious ones - with the latter even bridging the point where the show became plot-heavy instead of just a zany comedy - while the third, Relocation, was wacky and humorous, showing the following season would mostly be the same way. Two more miniseries were done connected to the humorous part of Season 9 - that was half throwback to the show's early military comedy, half dramatic flashbacks that were made with an ArtShift.

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' eventually became filled with this, at times with comedy and drama following each other in the same episodes. For instance, there were three miniseries that established plot for the upcoming season: the first two, first, Out of Mind and Mind, was serious but clearly still set in the series' WorldOfSnark; the second, Recovery, were serious ones - with the latter even bridging was played really straight and bridged the point where the show became plot-heavy instead of just a zany comedy - while comedy; and then the third, Relocation, was wacky and humorous, showing the following season would mostly be the same way. Two more miniseries were done connected to the humorous part of Season 9 - that was half throwback to the show's early military comedy, half dramatic flashbacks that were made with an ArtShift.
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