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5th Jul '16 3:33:35 PM pinkdalek
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* In the UK, any show using the BBCQuarry will be compared to ''Series/DoctorWho'', even though the series hardly uses it any more.

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* In the UK, any show using the BBCQuarry will be compared to ''Series/DoctorWho'', even though the series hardly uses it any more. [[TheNthDoctor Actor replacement]] will also be referred to as 'regeneration'.
30th May '16 7:32:37 PM lavendermintrose
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* In a darker example, many tropes associated with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler or [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] have become this due to the two's infamy, even if such tropes dated before them and originally had benign connotations. For example, the swastika was originally a symbol of good luck (and was created independently in several cultures) before it became specifically associated with the Nazi party, whereas the Bellamy salute was discontinued in the United States to avoid replicating the similar Nazi salute.

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* In a darker example, many tropes associated with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler or [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] have become this due to the two's infamy, even if such tropes dated before them and originally had benign connotations. For example, the swastika was originally [[NonNaziSwastika a symbol of good luck luck]] (and was created independently in several cultures) before it became specifically associated with the Nazi party, whereas the Bellamy salute was discontinued in the United States to avoid replicating the similar Nazi salute.
28th May '16 8:24:08 AM poi99
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* RashomonStyle is similarly characteristic of the film for which it is named, though since most Western viewers will never have actually seen ''Film/{{Rashomon}}'', you can get away with it so long as you throw in some LampshadeHanging to let the more culturally literate viewers know you're not trying to pass it off as your own idea.
3rd Apr '16 4:43:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''FamilyMatters'': Though there are earlier famous examples, a character as flamboyantly nerdish as Steve Urkel, an ExtravertedNerd character often sparked comparisons to ''FamilyMatters'', for some time after the show.

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* ''FamilyMatters'': ''Series/FamilyMatters'': Though there are earlier famous examples, a character as flamboyantly nerdish as Steve Urkel, an ExtravertedNerd character often sparked comparisons to ''FamilyMatters'', ''Family Matters'', for some time after the show.
13th Dec '15 5:30:27 PM nombretomado
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* People getting powers as a genetic trait? ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}''. Also, AllOfTheOtherReindeer applied to said empowered individuals.

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* People getting powers as a genetic trait? ''Franchise/{{X-Men}}''.''Franchise/XMen''. Also, AllOfTheOtherReindeer applied to said empowered individuals.
26th Jul '15 7:57:58 PM BlackBaroness
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* Literature/TheBible is one of the most influential works in Western civilization, making [[BiblicalMotifs every notable trope it uses]] characteristic to it. [[UpToEleven This even happens to]] [[CrystalDragonJesus mythologies, religions, and works that have been developed independently from it]].

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* Literature/TheBible is one of the most influential works in Western civilization, making [[BiblicalMotifs every notable trope it uses]] characteristic to it. [[UpToEleven This even happens to]] [[CrystalDragonJesus [[HijackedByJesus mythologies, religions, and works that have been developed independently from it]].
17th Jul '15 11:03:30 PM Abodos
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* On that note: modern fantasy is so inextricably connected to Tolkien that--to quote fantasy author Terry Pratchett--"even if [the author/writer] has said 'Bugger me, I'm not going to write like Tolkien'", audiences usually associated some part of it with his writings.

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* On that note: modern fantasy is so inextricably connected to Tolkien Creator/JRRTolkien that--to quote fantasy author Terry Pratchett--"even Creator/TerryPratchett--"even if [the author/writer] has said 'Bugger me, I'm not going to write like Tolkien'", audiences usually associated some part of it with his writings.
7th Jul '15 3:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* WholeEpisodeFlashback, ''{{Lost}}'', as a result of expressing usually intriguing flashbacks of various points of various characters' backgrounds in just about every consecutive episode.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback, ''{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'', as a result of expressing usually intriguing flashbacks of various points of various characters' backgrounds in just about every consecutive episode.
18th May '15 7:14:57 PM DiscoGlacier
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* Literature/TheBible is one of the most influential works in Western civilization, making [[BiblicalMotifs every notable trope it uses]] characteristic to it. [[UpToEleven This even happens to]] [[CrystalDragonJesus mythologies, religions, and works that have been developed independently of it]].

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* Literature/TheBible is one of the most influential works in Western civilization, making [[BiblicalMotifs every notable trope it uses]] characteristic to it. [[UpToEleven This even happens to]] [[CrystalDragonJesus mythologies, religions, and works that have been developed independently of from it]].
18th May '15 7:14:03 PM DiscoGlacier
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* Literature/TheBible is one of the most influential works in Western civilization, making [[BiblicalMotifs every notable trope it uses]] characteristic to it. [[UpToEleven This even happens to]] [[CrystalDragonJesus mythologies, religions, and works that have been developed independently of it]].
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