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6th Feb '17 7:02:52 AM Tightwire
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* YouAlwaysHearTheBullet: The page mostly hosts aversions of the trope, since it's just not used any more.
30th Jan '17 9:38:19 AM Areze93
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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often [[UperClassTwit clueless]] [[TheNarcissist and vain]], if not [[BitchInSheepsClothing downright evil]]. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?

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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often [[UperClassTwit [[UpperClassTwit clueless]] [[TheNarcissist and vain]], if not [[BitchInSheepsClothing downright evil]]. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?
25th Jan '17 5:50:00 PM ElSquibbonator
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* VenusIsWet: Common when the only thing known about UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} was the permanent cloud cover over its entire surface, stomped flat when unmanned space probes reveal that the clouds are sulfuric acid, the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide, and due to the resulting greenhouse effect the temperature at the planet's dry and barren surface is around 480°C (900°F). Now only appears as part of a GenreThrowback.

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* VenusIsWet: Common when the only thing known about UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} was the permanent cloud cover over its entire surface, stomped flat when unmanned space probes reveal that the clouds are sulfuric acid, the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide, and due to the resulting greenhouse effect the temperature at the planet's dry and barren surface is around 480°C (900°F). Now only appears as part of a GenreThrowback. The few modern stories that still use this trope generally invoke [[{{Main/Terraform}} terraforming]] as an explanation.
24th Jan '17 8:48:58 AM RAraya
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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often [[TooDumbToLive clueless]] [[TheNarcissist and vain]], if not [[BitchInSheepsClothing downright evil]]. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?

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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often [[TooDumbToLive [[UperClassTwit clueless]] [[TheNarcissist and vain]], if not [[BitchInSheepsClothing downright evil]]. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?
23rd Jan '17 8:26:30 AM RAraya
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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often clueless and vain, if not downright evil. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?

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* PrinceCharming: Time was, every fairytale had a character whose main function was to be a) physically attractive and b) a socially advantageous marriage prospect for {{the hero}}/heroine, by virtue of being wealthy and/or a member of the aristocracy. Information about this character's actual ''personality'' tended to be sketchy at best, [[TropesAreTools except period dramas]]. Remained popular through the early 1990s in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. Nowadays princes are just as often clueless [[TooDumbToLive clueless]] [[TheNarcissist and vain, vain]], if not [[BitchInSheepsClothing downright evil.evil]]. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?trope?
* RacistGrandma: Aside from {{Innocent Bigot}}s not being acceptable anymore, there is some (inconclusive) evidence that people become more prejudiced as they grow older[[note]]According to some studies, most boomers disapprove of interracial marriage, this being ''the'' generation that fought for civil rights.[[/note]]
5th Dec '16 9:40:44 AM TheKaizerreich
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* VenusIsWet: Common when the only thing known about UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} was the permanent cloud cover over its entire surface, stomped flat when unmanned space probes reveal that the clouds are sulfuric acid, the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide, and due to the resulting greenhouse effect the temperature at the planet's dry and barren surface is nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Now only appears as part of a GenreThrowback.

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* VenusIsWet: Common when the only thing known about UsefulNotes/{{Venus}} was the permanent cloud cover over its entire surface, stomped flat when unmanned space probes reveal that the clouds are sulfuric acid, the atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide, and due to the resulting greenhouse effect the temperature at the planet's dry and barren surface is nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit.around 480°C (900°F). Now only appears as part of a GenreThrowback.
5th Dec '16 9:30:55 AM TheKaizerreich
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* SmokingHotSex: Two factors work against this one. Smoking in general has become [[NoSmoking less acceptable]] in media, while overuse in the 70s/80s has made it hard to even parody the trope without seeming cliche.

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* SmokingHotSex: Two factors work against this one. Smoking in general has become [[NoSmoking less acceptable]] in media, media (as well as simply not being all that cool anymore), while overuse in the 70s/80s has made it hard to even parody the trope without seeming cliche.
26th Nov '16 5:27:17 AM Cavery210
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* NonIronicClown: For some reason ([[WildMassGuessing most likely because of the cultural impact of Krusty the Klown and/or Pennywise]]), every clown in these days tends to be [[MonsterClown scary]] or {{sad|Clown}}. Portraying a clown as a genuinely friendly cheerful jester is unusual. Likewise, most fictional priests nowadays tend to be [[PedophilePriest child molesters]] or [[SinisterMinister otherwise villainous]], to the point where a genuine GoodShepherd is rare.

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* NonIronicClown: For some reason ([[WildMassGuessing most likely because of the cultural impact of Krusty the Klown and/or Pennywise]]), every clown in these days tends to be [[MonsterClown scary]] or {{sad|Clown}}. Portraying a clown as a genuinely friendly cheerful jester is unusual. Likewise, most fictional priests nowadays tend to be [[PedophilePriest child molesters]] or [[SinisterMinister otherwise villainous]], to the point where a genuine GoodShepherd is rare. The creepy clown sightings of 2016 helped make the dead horse deader.
26th Nov '16 5:24:29 AM Cavery210
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* InterspeciesRomance: Was killed by the negative reaction of this trope being used in VideoGames/SonicTheHedgehog2006.
26th Nov '16 5:23:45 AM Cavery210
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* InterspeciesRomance: Was killed by the negative reaction of this trope being used in VideoGames/SonicTheHedgehog2006.
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