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6th Nov '17 8:42:37 PM crashkey
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* An in-universe example in the comic series ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}''. A comic book writer has acquired powers based on one's personality. Supreme points out that he's a ''British'' comic book writer, and he'll just grow more and more complex until he becomes a convoluted mess. This was likely a TakeThat directed at the trend of British comic book writers who tried to create complex story lines that just didn't stop. ([[SelfDeprecation Such as]] Creator/AlanMoore.)
6th Nov '17 8:40:30 PM crashkey
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** The third season of the anime, ''S'', has a reputation for being the [[DarkerAndEdgier dark season]]. And it is...but it's also the point where the show's slapstick silliness goes into overdrive, the monsters start becoming ludicrous, and the minions start becoming [[AffablyEvil affable]].

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** The third season of the anime, ''S'', has a reputation for being the [[DarkerAndEdgier dark season]]. And it is...but it's also the point where the show's slapstick silliness goes into overdrive, the monsters start becoming ludicrous, and the minions start becoming [[AffablyEvil affable]]. Being directed by Creator/KunihikoIkuhara certainly helped[[note]]although this was actually his second season as main director[[/note]], who went on to build a career out of making shows with dark and shocking content juxtaposed with ludicrous premises.
5th Nov '17 6:57:56 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* The comic based on the Swedish ''Literature/BertDiaries'' series of young adult novels got this. While the novels were whackily comedic, the events themselves always stuck close to reality. The comics, however, introduced events that were unrealistic (such as MadScientist-in-training Åke inventing a cleaning-fluid that [[AteTheSpoon melts a car]]), or possible but extremely implausible (such as Bert drifting out to sea on an inflatable raft only to be saved by the beautiful daughter of a Greek millionaire in her private yacht).

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* The comic based on the Swedish ''Literature/BertDiaries'' series of young adult novels got this. While the novels were whackily wackily comedic, the events themselves always stuck close to reality. The comics, however, introduced events that were unrealistic (such as MadScientist-in-training Åke inventing a cleaning-fluid that [[AteTheSpoon melts dissolves a car]]), or possible but extremely implausible (such as Bert drifting out to sea on an inflatable raft only to be saved by the beautiful daughter of a Greek millionaire in her private yacht).
3rd Nov '17 7:06:21 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* The comic based on the Swedish ''Literature/BertDiaries'' series of young adult novels got this. While the novels were whackily comedic, the events themselves always stuck close to reality. The comics, however, introduced events that were unrealistic (such as MadScientist-in-training Åke inventing a cleaning-fluid that [[AteTheSpoon melts a car]]), or possible but extremely implausible (such as Bert drifting out to sea on an inflatable raft only to be saved by the beautiful daughter of a Greek millionaire in her private yacht).
21st Oct '17 1:32:37 AM lillolillo
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* The first half of the ''[[ComicBook/Batgirl2011 New 52 Batgirl book]]'' is overly dark and gritty, what with the downcast tone, bloodthirsty, psychopathic villains and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] struggling against her [[=PTSD=]]. The second half is more light-hearted, colourful and whimsical, featuring a recovering, happier Batgirl moving out of Gotham and fighting mostly eccentric baddies. ''ComicBook/SupergirlRebirth'' tones the craziness down but it's still more light-hearted than the beginning of the 2011 series.
* ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'' is an intentional CallBack to the Silver Age. As the [[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 former]] and [[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 concurrent]] ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' books were more serious and grounded, "Cosmic Adventures" ''revels'' in craziness and hilarity, featuring evil duplicates, dimensional gates opening everywhere, time-travelling hijinks, mad science and a main character -Linda Lee- who wonders why her world is so strange. For all of these reasons the book is considered a cult classic.
12th Sep '17 12:24:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's interesting to see how the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' in general has slowly gotten closer to the source material over time as the producers have felt more confident about their broad appeal. Back when the first ''Film/XMen1'' came out, it was at the very start of the 2000s-2010s comicbook movie craze, and rather subdued both in tone and looks despite featuring characters with superpowers: just compare [[MovieSuperheroesWearBlack the black costumes]] adopted by the X-Men and Cyclops making fun of [[SuperheroesWearTights "yellow spandex"]] to something worn by, say, Creator/OliviaMunn as ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} in ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', and an early villain like ComicBook/{{Magneto}} compared to ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}}. ''Film/XMenDarkPhoenix'' will even be set in space. And yet it's remained serious, because the anti-bigotry message was always at its core, even when it's not the main plot. So not more comedic, just more cartoonish.
3rd Sep '17 7:11:38 PM Midna
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* ''VideoGame/MarioPlusRabbidsKingdomBattle'' is a mix of two series that are known for being lighthearted and silly, and yet it still manages to be even more comedic and full of hijinks than either, with slapstick, self-awareness, and {{funny background event}}s (that can usually be inspected for a snarky remark from your RobotBuddy on top of that) aplenty. In-universe, this is a side effect of the Raving Rabbids world "crossing over" with the Mario world.
27th Aug '17 12:25:58 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'', while not in a realistic setting in any way, has down-to-earth themes that would fall under SliceOfLife (learning karate for self defense, learning how to drive to get around, working a side job to get money needed to fix a wrecked car, etc) with Parappa learns that he [[BeYourself just needs to be himself and never give up]]. In the sequel, Parappa goes on a wacky hijinx adventure that involves saving the town from a guy that wants to turn all the food into noodles and turn everyone's hair into [[FunnyAfro giant afros]] while Parappa learns what it means to be mature.
24th Aug '17 11:49:08 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' started as a gritty and semi-realistic before being tied in with more standard superhero spin-offs like ''Series/TheFlash'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' started as a gritty and semi-realistic before being tied in with more standard superhero spin-offs like ''Series/TheFlash'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' and ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow''.
20th Aug '17 5:54:39 PM Psi001
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** The ''Sun and Moon'' arc has noticeably become a cartoony SliceOfLife school series with crack humor (mainly from Samson Oak) reminisce of the original series, including the return of the RunningGag of James being attacked by a Pokémon (in this case, his Mareanie) out of affection. Needless to say, it is a BrokenBase with fans and is accused of trying to copy ''Anime/YokaiWatch''.

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** The ''Sun and Moon'' arc has noticeably become a cartoony SliceOfLife school series with crack humor (mainly from Samson Oak) reminisce of the original series, including the return of the RunningGag of James being attacked by a Pokémon (in this case, his Mareanie) out of affection.affection, as well as Ash's considerably more cartoony characterisation compared to his more serious minded one from the previous ''XY'' series. Needless to say, it is a BrokenBase with fans and is accused of trying to copy ''Anime/YokaiWatch''.
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