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27th Mar '16 6:28:39 PM GoblinCipher
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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: It turns out that most people do indeed use all of their brain, just not all at once the same way you won't have every light in your house on if you're not in a particular room. In fact, if you ever find yourself with all your "lights" on at once, congratulations: you're having a seizure.

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* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: It turns out that most people do indeed use all of their brain, just not all at once -- the same way you won't have every light in your house on if you're not in a particular room. In fact, if you ever find yourself with all your "lights" on at once, congratulations: you're having a seizure.
27th Mar '16 3:38:44 AM Ramidel
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* [[FauxtivationalPoster Motivational Poster]]: Barely played straight to begin with, parodied endlessly.
25th Mar '16 2:46:08 PM Josef5678
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* ForeignWrestlingHeel: Due to audiences not generally finding the fact that a wrestler is a foreigner to be enough of a reason to view them as a villain, most audiences find this type of character very difficult to take seriously when played completely straight. Modern depictions of this character type will either be a parody, or at least be a villain that happens to be foreign, as opposed to a villain ''because'' they're foreign and just hate America. Another reason for this trope's decline is becaus, for the most part, the modern wrestling world tends to focus on what a wrestler can do, with things like where they come from and what they look like as only a footnote. {{Wrestling/WWE}} is about the only major company in the world that still plays this trope completely straight, even in the 2010's, and even their use of it comes with a dose of GrandfatherClause.
22nd Mar '16 8:31:03 PM RAraya
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* BumblingDad: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has the dad being so incompetent that if they were single, CPS would be taking them away, [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist if they have them]]. Also thanks to the DoubleStandard, the dad being a bumbling buffoon is okay, but the mother being one would create accusation of misogynistic undertones.

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* BumblingDad: Pretty much in any comedy that started after 1992 has the dad [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket being so incompetent that if they were single, single]], [[TooDumbToLive CPS would be taking them away, away]], [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist if they have them]]. Also thanks to the DoubleStandard, the dad being a bumbling buffoon is okay, but the mother being one would create accusation of misogynistic undertones.



* Hippies are seldom played straight outside of Sixties period pieces, having been mostly replaced by {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s and {{Granola Girl}}s.

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* Hippies are seldom played straight outside of Sixties 60s/early 70s period pieces, having been mostly replaced by {{New Age Retro Hippie}}s and {{Granola Girl}}s.



* NonIronicClown: For some reason, 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, 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.



* 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 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 and vain, if not downright evil. See PrinceCharmless, which is the current form nowadays. See what we meant by the spoof becoming a trope?



* SleepingSingle: An EnforcedTrope by film censors implementing the Hays Code in the [=1930s=]. It was considered kind of silly even at the time, and a couple sharing a bed wasn't even outright banned in the Code's heyday. Sitcoms from the [=1960's=] (and actually before[[note]]''Mary Kay and Johnny'' featured the leads sleeping in the same bed in 1947[[/note]]) started ignoring the Code, and this trope died along with it.

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* SleepingSingle: An EnforcedTrope by film censors implementing the Hays Code in the [=1930s=]. It was considered kind of silly even at the time, and a couple sharing a bed wasn't even outright banned in the Code's heyday. Sitcoms from the [=1960's=] (and actually before[[note]]''Mary Kay and Johnny'' featured the leads sleeping in the same bed in 1947[[/note]]) started ignoring the Code, Code (even considering that TV had a stricter code than film), and this trope died along with it.
17th Mar '16 6:53:25 AM Josef5678
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* GreatWhiteHunter: A combination of accusations of racism and of an increase in animal rights. If one such hunter does show up, he'll either be laughably behind-the-times or genuinely evil. Sympathetic versions who are safari guides, game wardens, wildlife conservationists or Steve Irwin clones may show up, but they aren't hunters in the traditional sense.

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* GreatWhiteHunter: A combination of accusations of racism and of an increase in animal rights. If one such hunter does show up, he'll either be laughably behind-the-times or genuinely evil. Sympathetic versions who are safari guides, game wardens, wildlife conservationists or [[Series/CrocodileHunter Steve Irwin Irwin]] clones may show up, but they aren't hunters in the traditional sense.
17th Mar '16 4:51:57 AM Divra
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* GreatWhiteHunter: A combination of accusations of racism and of an increase in animal rights. If one such hunter does show up, he'll either be laughably behind-the-times or genuinely evil.

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* GreatWhiteHunter: A combination of accusations of racism and of an increase in animal rights. If one such hunter does show up, he'll either be laughably behind-the-times or genuinely evil. Sympathetic versions who are safari guides, game wardens, wildlife conservationists or Steve Irwin clones may show up, but they aren't hunters in the traditional sense.
14th Mar '16 2:22:44 PM Conradus
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* DunceCap: The only time this really saw much use was in the early 20th century. Anyone trying it in real life nowadays would be setting themselves up for all kinds of trouble. Plus, what with an increased focus against bullying in TheNewTens, singling out a student and calling him stupid in this manor, even in fiction, would never fly.

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* DunceCap: The only time this really saw much use was in the early 20th century. Anyone trying it in real life nowadays would be setting themselves up for all kinds of trouble. Plus, what with an increased focus against bullying in TheNewTens, singling out a student and calling him stupid in this manor, manner, even in fiction, would never fly.
13th Mar '16 10:36:58 AM KingLyger
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* MayanDoomsday: These dates of a supposed "end of the world" are safely in the distant past, and suffice to say, the world remains intact. It's hard to imagine any works playing either of the tropes straight anymore.

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* MayanDoomsday: These dates of a The supposed "end of the world" are date of December 21, 2012 is now safely in the distant past, and suffice to say, the world remains intact. It's hard to imagine any works playing either of the tropes this trope straight anymore.anymore with that in mind.
1st Mar '16 8:00:06 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* NaziHunter: Tracking down someone involved in the Holocaust, as anyone who served in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII gets too long in the tooth to be anything other than a NaziGrandpa. And the generation that would have been old enough to be movers and shakers in the Nazi party would now be centenarians. Finally, the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar dramatically expanded the choice of stock villains.
1st Mar '16 5:42:27 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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* AmericaSavesTheDay has been one since the seventies at the latest; UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and an overdose of this trope in the Hollywood of the forties, fifties, and sixties conspired to kill it. In some respects, TheWarOnTerror was supposed to be this, only going to prove how dead it actually is.
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