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17th Sep '16 11:04:06 AM legendaryweredragon
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* ''Webcomic/{{DNA}}'': The author has described the comic as "Sometimes cute and funny, sometimes crushing and horrible."
1st Sep '16 4:12:38 PM legendaryweredragon
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* ''Webcomic/{{DNA}}'': The author has described the comic as "Sometimes cute and funny, sometimes crushing and horrible."
21st Aug '16 10:37:28 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Drowtales}}'' effortlessly jumps between cutesy comedy and incredibly depressing drama, though most of the time it spends somewhere in between.

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* ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' effortlessly jumps between cutesy comedy and incredibly depressing drama, though most of the time it spends somewhere in between.
15th Aug '16 5:00:35 PM bt8257
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Cerebus Rollercoaster is what happens when CerebusSyndrome gets [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] -- the series goes back and forth through different tones, jumps from genre to genre or dances on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism. If this ends well, the series can end up GrowingTheBeard by absorbing the best elements of all the phases it went through. If not, it may end up [[JumpedTheShark jumping the shark]].

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Cerebus Rollercoaster is what happens when CerebusSyndrome gets [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] -- the series goes back and forth through different tones, jumps from genre to genre or dances on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism. If this ends well, the series can end up GrowingTheBeard by absorbing the best elements of all the phases it went through. If not, it may end up [[JumpedTheShark jumping {{jumping the shark]].
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4th Aug '16 4:29:33 PM twilicorn
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has been doing this recently. In order there was 1) The Griffins win the lottery; 2) Brian has a terrfying drug trip and Meg chews out her family for years of harassment; 3) a VerySpecialEpisode where DomesticAbuse was PlayedForDrama; 4) Stewie takes Brian's car for a joyride.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has been doing this recently.in its later years. In order there was 1) The Griffins win the lottery; 2) Brian has a terrfying drug trip and Meg chews out her family for years of harassment; 3) a VerySpecialEpisode where DomesticAbuse was PlayedForDrama; 4) Stewie takes Brian's car for a joyride.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' regularly ventures between lighthearted comic-relief episodes and dark, depressing ones. Like ''Rick and Morty'' it tends to switch between both sides within one episode.
29th Jul '16 4:09:05 PM rjd1922
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* The Mario [[RolePlayingGame [=RPG=]s]] are often like this. The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series goes from light hearted and comedic to dark at almost a moment's notice (just compare the somewhat cheery Castle and Dragon, Excess Express and Fort Francis sections of their respective games to the rather morbid Twilight Town, Thousand Year Door and Sammer's Kingdom return ones). And the MarioAndLuigi series? Same. Superstar Saga was mostly comedic, Partners in Time was the darkest Mario game ever released and Bowser's Inside Story went back to being somewhat comedic again. Although they all do have their dark moments (like the Hooniversity in the first game, or Dark Bowser/Dark Star in Bowser's Inside Story, or Bowser's Dream in Dream Team).

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* The Mario [[RolePlayingGame [=RPG=]s]] are often like this. The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series goes from light hearted and comedic to dark at almost a moment's notice (just compare the somewhat cheery Castle and Dragon, Petal Meadows, Excess Express and Fort Francis sections of their respective games to the rather morbid Twilight Town, Thousand Year Door Palace of Shadow, and Sammer's Kingdom return ones). And the MarioAndLuigi ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series? Same. ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga Superstar Saga Saga]]'' was mostly comedic, ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Partners in Time Time]]'' was arguably the darkest Mario game ever released released, and ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Bowser's Inside Story Story]]'' went back to being somewhat comedic again. Although they all do have their dark moments (like the Hooniversity in the first game, or Dark Bowser/Dark Star in Bowser's ''Bowser's Inside Story, Story'', or Bowser's Dream in ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam Dream Team).Team]]'').
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.
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