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24th Jul '16 1:21:01 PM Twentington
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* Joe Diffie started out with a mix of ballads and upbeat novelties on his first two albums. Starting with his third and fourth albums ''Honky Tonk Attitude'' and ''Third Rock from the Sun'', the novelty factor pushed to the forefront, giving him big hits in lighthearted, silly fare such as both albums' title tracks, "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)", and "Pickup Man", with "So Help Me Girl" being the lone ballad sucess from either. Once the novelty wore off, he began releasing more serious material again, culminating in 1999's ''A Night to Remember'', which was praised for its serious tone.

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* Joe Diffie started out with a mix of primarily singing ballads and upbeat novelties on his first two albums.albums, and his early up-tempo releases such as "New Way (To Light Up an Old Flame)" still had mostly serious content. Starting with his third and fourth albums ''Honky Tonk Attitude'' and ''Third Rock from the Sun'', the novelty factor pushed to the forefront, giving him big hits in lighthearted, silly fare such as both albums' title tracks, "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)", and "Pickup Man", with "So Help Me Girl" being the lone ballad sucess from either. Once the novelty wore off, he began releasing more serious material again, culminating in 1999's ''A Night to Remember'', which was praised for its serious tone.
3rd Jul '16 4:52:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s story went pretty steadily into the dark, but some of the franchise's later additions make it into an example. For instance the book ''Raid on Vulcanus'' is one of the darkest and most violent entries in the entire franchise, with its many gray-morality protagonists, brief discussion of complicated moral questions and graphic, sword-to-flesh violence (and yes, this is still a {{LEGO}} franchise we're talking about) and tragic war stories. Its direct sequel, the animated feature ''The Legend Reborn'' is meanwhile a fairly light-hearted action-adventure film with moments of {{slapstick}} and goofy cartoon sound effects. The novelization, however, averts this completely and more or less keeps the previous book's tone. Which then clashes with the purposely light and tame stories of the easy-level reading children's books.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'''s ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'''s story went pretty steadily into the dark, but some of the franchise's later additions make it into an example. For instance the book ''Raid on Vulcanus'' is one of the darkest and most violent entries in the entire franchise, with its many gray-morality protagonists, brief discussion of complicated moral questions and graphic, sword-to-flesh violence (and yes, this is still a {{LEGO}} franchise we're talking about) and tragic war stories. Its direct sequel, the animated feature ''The Legend Reborn'' is meanwhile a fairly light-hearted action-adventure film with moments of {{slapstick}} and goofy cartoon sound effects. The novelization, however, averts this completely and more or less keeps the previous book's tone. Which then clashes with the purposely light and tame stories of the easy-level reading children's books.
2nd Jul '16 12:40:36 PM WillKeaton
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' is currently going through this. The most recent episodes had the main trio [[spoiler: being ''murdered'' (but revived later) and the return of an old villain who starts killing people in cold blood.]] So, the next episode was a fun romp with Dr. Animo and teradactyl people.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' is currently going went through this. The most recent episodes had the main trio [[spoiler: being ''murdered'' (but revived later) and the return of an old villain who starts killing people in cold blood.]] So, the next episode was a fun romp with Dr. Animo and teradactyl people.
2nd Jul '16 12:39:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Blog/AskKingSombra rapidly fluctuates between being comical and funny and serious and frightening. Sometimes within scenes of each other.

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* Blog/AskKingSombra ''Blog/AskKingSombra'' rapidly fluctuates between being comical and funny and serious and frightening. Sometimes within scenes of each other.
2nd Jul '16 12:38:28 PM WillKeaton
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* Franchise/KamenRider as a franchise also alternates a lot between silly and serious. You have darker series like ''[[Series/KamenRiderAmazon Amazon]]'', ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]]'', and ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade]]'', and less serious ones like ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX Black RX]]'' and ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]''. Within each series, most start as being comedic and episodic, and then eventually focusing around mid-season into something more serious, while still having several gags and enemies like [[Series/KamenRiderX Starfish Hitler]] and [[Series/KamenRiderOOO a muay-thai boxing chicken who constantly dances in the background]].

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* Franchise/KamenRider ''Franchise/KamenRider'' as a franchise also alternates a lot between silly and serious. You have darker series like ''[[Series/KamenRiderAmazon Amazon]]'', ''[[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]]'', and ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade]]'', and less serious ones like ''[[Series/KamenRiderBlackRX Black RX]]'' and ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]''. Within each series, most start as being comedic and episodic, and then eventually focusing around mid-season into something more serious, while still having several gags and enemies like [[Series/KamenRiderX Starfish Hitler]] and [[Series/KamenRiderOOO a muay-thai boxing chicken who constantly dances in the background]].
2nd Jul '16 12:37:54 PM WillKeaton
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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''.

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* Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog ''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''.
2nd Jul '16 12:37:18 PM WillKeaton
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* FanFic/AGrowingAffection has this in spades. Book one starts off with Naruto and Hinata getting to know each other better, with a few darker hints. Then it ends with a major, if short war, and some life changing events therein. Book two returns to the light and fluffy, focusing at first on Naruto and Hinata's relationship now that they are officially a couple, and their growth as ninjas. Then in the second half [[spoiler: Naruto gets kidnapped, and his friends go AWOL to rescue him]]. Several major characters die, and other are irrevocably changed. Then the first novella of book three goes back to Naruto and Hinata's relationship, having them deal with some interference from her grandfather. The rest of the novellas in book three are much darker, killing more major characters and pushing others to their breaking point. Then book four is about [[spoiler: the Fourth Ninja War]]. Again there are a few lighter moments early on, but in general the tone is the most serious, even if it is not quite as dark as the last two parts of book three. And then it has a happy, fluffy ending.

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* FanFic/AGrowingAffection ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'' has this in spades. Book one starts off with Naruto and Hinata getting to know each other better, with a few darker hints. Then it ends with a major, if short war, and some life changing events therein. Book two returns to the light and fluffy, focusing at first on Naruto and Hinata's relationship now that they are officially a couple, and their growth as ninjas. Then in the second half [[spoiler: Naruto gets kidnapped, and his friends go AWOL to rescue him]]. Several major characters die, and other are irrevocably changed. Then the first novella of book three goes back to Naruto and Hinata's relationship, having them deal with some interference from her grandfather. The rest of the novellas in book three are much darker, killing more major characters and pushing others to their breaking point. Then book four is about [[spoiler: the Fourth Ninja War]]. Again there are a few lighter moments early on, but in general the tone is the most serious, even if it is not quite as dark as the last two parts of book three. And then it has a happy, fluffy ending.
30th Jun '16 1:44:15 AM GoblinCipher
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' plays this trope to the hilt. Beginning at first as bit of a BlackComedy about a dead teenager hilariously doing anything to come back to life,''anything''. Then he gets ressurrected and has to hunt down criminals like a detective and the whole thing escalates with the Toguro Brothers and Yukina. Then comes the second season which although does have development, mostly is just shonen-style fighting,...then Genkai dies and it just keeps getting darker. It doesn't really stop again until Yusuke proposes a tournament for the the Three Kings.

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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' plays this trope to the hilt. Beginning at first as bit of a BlackComedy about a dead teenager hilariously doing anything to come back to life,''anything''. Then he gets ressurrected resurrected and has to hunt down criminals like a detective and the whole thing escalates with the Toguro Brothers and Yukina. Then comes the second season which although does have development, mostly is just shonen-style fighting,...then Genkai dies and it just keeps getting darker. It doesn't really stop again until Yusuke proposes a tournament for the the Three Kings.
8th Jun '16 11:42:48 AM Willbyr
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* ''GateKeepers'' go up and down with this, in both humorous, and dark elements.

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* ''GateKeepers'' ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'' go up and down with this, in both humorous, and dark elements.



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''. The series' many arcs vary in intensity. The arcs of the first two generations are known to be pretty violent for kids' standards but future arcs tended to tone it down...but then [[spoiler: the BW arc ends with arguably the biggest, most painful TearJerker in the entire series and the XY arc ''starts'' with the protagonist ''already'' [[BreakTheCutie broken]] ''and'' his [[DoomedHometown hometown razed to the ground.]] Not to mention the bad guys are actively chasing and trying to kill him and his friends, further feeding into his massive trust and guilt issues.]]

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial''.''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. The series' many arcs vary in intensity. The arcs of the first two generations are known to be pretty violent for kids' standards but future arcs tended to tone it down...but then [[spoiler: the BW arc ends with arguably the biggest, most painful TearJerker in the entire series and the XY arc ''starts'' with the protagonist ''already'' [[BreakTheCutie broken]] ''and'' his [[DoomedHometown hometown razed to the ground.]] Not to mention the bad guys are actively chasing and trying to kill him and his friends, further feeding into his massive trust and guilt issues.]]
20th May '16 11:23:32 PM nombretomado
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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 [=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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