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5th Dec '16 1:27:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheAllegedCar: Depending on the decade, economy/electric cars are either seen as the sign of a thoughtful, world-conscious protagonist or a slick street racing enthusiast, or effeminate crap made by Evil Foreigners out to destroy America, and worshipped by cash-strapped nerds. For larger cars, the driver will either be a nail-biting {{Badass}} or a thoughtless conservative who hates the enviroment almost as much as they hate themselves.

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* TheAllegedCar: Depending on the decade, economy/electric cars are either seen as the sign of a thoughtful, world-conscious protagonist or a slick street racing enthusiast, or effeminate crap made by Evil Foreigners out to destroy America, and worshipped by cash-strapped nerds. For larger cars, the driver will either be a nail-biting {{Badass}} badass or a thoughtless conservative who hates the enviroment almost as much as they hate themselves.
25th Nov '16 2:14:34 PM thecarolinabull01
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* RealWomenHaveCurves: The attitude that a woman is more "realistic" if she's heavier than the norm. Thanks to shifting ideals about body type, this one keeps coming and going.

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* RealWomenHaveCurves: The attitude that a woman is more "realistic" if she's heavier than the norm. Thanks to shifting ideals about body type, type (along with some people claiming that it encourages obesity), this one keeps coming and going.
10th Nov '16 10:33:49 AM rjd1922
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* SpaceOpera/: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''Franchise/StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''Star Trek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.

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* SpaceOpera/: SpaceOpera: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''Franchise/StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''Star Trek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.
21st Oct '16 12:56:07 PM ZombieAladdin
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* CantArgueWithElves / ScrewYouElves: As discussed in the [[Headscratchers/ScrewYouElves Headscratchers]] section for the latter, both tropes cycle with each other. For example: many fantasy stories (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') use the CantArgueWithElves trope, human audiences get bored of being continually condescended by arrogant magical races, so ScrewYouElves becomes popular (''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''). Many fantasy stories use the ScrewYouElves trope, and humans appear too arrogant and foolhardy, so CantArgueWithElves becomes popular again (''Film/{{Avatar}}''). Eventually, we'll likely end up with a kind of {{reconstruction}} where fantasy elves combine a mixture of traits according to [[AuthorAppeal how the author feels about elves]] (''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'').



* RealIsBrown: In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', to realistic ones following the success of the later ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''.



* TokenMinority: into TokenWhite

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* TokenMinority: into TokenWhiteStrawmanPolitical and StrawFeminist: While Strawmen Political has always been a part of the landscape of fiction, trends in what they represent will vary with the times depending on the social climate of whenever the work was made. The Straw Feminist is a specific case of this, with women's issues taking the forefront during certain decades but not others, causing there to be more Straw Feminists in the media of its time. In the United States, for instance, they popped up during the suffragist and temperance movements in the 30's and 40's, again during the Civil Rights Era of the 60's and 70's, and again in TheNewTens in conjunction to the decade's "alt-right" anti-feminism.



* TokenMinority: into TokenWhite



* CantArgueWithElves / ScrewYouElves: As discussed in the [[Headscratchers/ScrewYouElves Headscratchers]] section for the latter, both tropes cycle with each other. For example: many fantasy stories (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'') use the CantArgueWithElves trope, human audiences get bored of being continually condescended by arrogant magical races, so ScrewYouElves becomes popular (''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}''). Many fantasy stories use the ScrewYouElves trope, and humans appear too arrogant and foolhardy, so CantArgueWithElves becomes popular again (''Film/{{Avatar}}''). Eventually, we'll likely end up with a kind of {{reconstruction}} where fantasy elves combine a mixture of traits according to [[AuthorAppeal how the author feels about elves]] (''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'').
* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', to realistic ones following the success of the later ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''.
20th Jul '16 7:11:00 AM Josef5678
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* SpaceOpera/[[StarTrek Space Trek]]: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''StarTrek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.

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* SpaceOpera/[[StarTrek Space Trek]]: SpaceOpera/: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''StarTrek'' ''Star Trek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.
20th Jul '16 6:09:35 AM avon
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* SpaceOpera/[[StarTrek Space Trek]]: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''StarTrek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.
2nd Jun '16 12:14:12 PM Josef5678
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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}.

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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}.''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''.
2nd Jun '16 1:06:28 AM Aquillion
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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/Overwatch.

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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/Overwatch.VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}.
2nd Jun '16 1:06:12 AM Aquillion
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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/Overwatch.
21st May '16 4:33:38 PM Wyldchyld
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* HairColors: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold to DumbBlonde to BlondesAreEvil and back again, with brunette always being the {{Foil}} for wherever blonde is today, and [[color:red:red]] hair being a more HotBlooded version of brunette.

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* HairColors: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold to DumbBlonde to BlondesAreEvil and back again, with brunette always being the {{Foil}} for wherever blonde is today, and [[color:red:red]] red hair being a more HotBlooded version of brunette.



* TheVamp: Cycles between [[BlondesAreEvil blonde]] and brunette.

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* TheVamp: Cycles between [[BlondesAreEvil blonde]] blonde and brunette.
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