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25th Jul '17 6:19:06 PM thecarolinabull01
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* UnrelatedBrothers: {{Kayfabe}} families were once common in ProfessionalWrestling, but as of TheNewTens they are almost nonexistent. Thanks to the internet, it's very easy for fans to find out whether or not wrestlers are really related and wrestling has since become far more reality-based in response to this. Furthermore, there are so many second and third generation wrestlers these days that it's easier to just use real relatives. The few examples that do remain benefit from the GrandfatherClause and are nearing retirement. Even Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who were initially portrayed as brothers, were later {{retcon}}ned into being lifelong best friends (which they are in real life). It ''was'' played straight in a 2017 storyline with [[Wrestling/AmericanAlpha Jason Jordan]] being the illegitimate son of Wrestling/KurtAngle, and audiences mostly responded with boredom or ridicule.
25th Jul '17 6:12:25 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ScoobyDooHoax: After being abused by the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' and other Creator/HannaBarbera cartoons, this is ''never'' played straight anywhere now. Even more recent incarnations of the cartoon make a point out of subverting, playing with, mocking, or outright deconstructing this trope.



* UnrelatedBrothers: {{Kayfabe}} families were once common in ProfessionalWrestling, but as of TheNewTens they are almost nonexistent. Thanks to the internet, it's very easy for fans to find out whether or not wrestlers are really related and wrestling has since become far more reality-based in response to this. Furthermore, there are so many second and third generation wrestlers these days that it's easier to just use real relatives. The few examples that do remain benefit from the GrandfatherClause and are nearing retirement. Even Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who were initially portrayed as brothers, were later {{retcon}}ned into being lifelong best friends (which they are in real life).

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* UnrelatedBrothers: {{Kayfabe}} families were once common in ProfessionalWrestling, but as of TheNewTens they are almost nonexistent. Thanks to the internet, it's very easy for fans to find out whether or not wrestlers are really related and wrestling has since become far more reality-based in response to this. Furthermore, there are so many second and third generation wrestlers these days that it's easier to just use real relatives. The few examples that do remain benefit from the GrandfatherClause and are nearing retirement. Even Wrestling/{{Edge}} and Wrestling/{{Christian}}, who were initially portrayed as brothers, were later {{retcon}}ned into being lifelong best friends (which they are in real life). It ''was'' played straight in a 2017 storyline with [[Wrestling/AmericanAlpha Jason Jordan]] being the illegitimate son of Wrestling/KurtAngle, and audiences mostly responded with boredom or ridicule.
17th Jul '17 11:36:36 AM thecarolinabull01
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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games[[note]]Perhaps justifiably so, since most children would be too young to understand the full nature of pro wrestling's inner workings and a video game that reflected the reality of it would be difficult to effectively pull off[[/note]], definitely discredited in live action. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence. The vast majority of wrestling-related TV shows and movies that come out these days (such as ''Film/TheWrestler'', shoot interviews, most WWE Documentaries and the Netflix-exclusive ''GLOW'' series) portray {{Kayfabe}} realistically.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games[[note]]Perhaps justifiably so, since most children would be too young to understand the full nature of pro wrestling's inner workings and a video game that reflected the reality of it would be difficult to effectively pull off[[/note]], definitely discredited in live action. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence. The vast majority of wrestling-related TV shows and movies that come out these days (such as ''Film/TheWrestler'', shoot interviews, most WWE Documentaries and the Netflix-exclusive ''GLOW'' {{Netflix}}-exclusive ''[[Series/GLOW2017 GLOW]]'' series) portray {{Kayfabe}} realistically.
15th Jul '17 10:22:06 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* MovieSuperheroesWearBlack: The highly successful Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse showed the world that brightly colored spandex superhero costumes ''can'' work on film, as long as they're sufficiently redesigned to maximize practicality and visual appeal. Even the later films in the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'' (one of the main {{Trope Codifier}}s) deemphasized it, possibly thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's influence; ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', for example, has the first X-Men wearing bright yellow, ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' has Magneto wearing red, and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'' has Psylocke wearing her classic purple costume.
15th Jul '17 9:00:33 AM thecarolinabull01
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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games[[note]]Perhaps justifiably so, since most children would be too young to understand the full nature of pro wrestling's inner workings and a video game that reflected the reality of it would be difficult to effectively pull off[[/note]], definitely discredited in live action. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence. The vast majority of wrestling-related TV shows and movies that come out these days (such as ''Film/TheWrestler'', shoot interviews and most WWE Documentaries) portray {{Kayfabe}} realistically.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games[[note]]Perhaps justifiably so, since most children would be too young to understand the full nature of pro wrestling's inner workings and a video game that reflected the reality of it would be difficult to effectively pull off[[/note]], definitely discredited in live action. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence. The vast majority of wrestling-related TV shows and movies that come out these days (such as ''Film/TheWrestler'', shoot interviews and interviews, most WWE Documentaries) Documentaries and the Netflix-exclusive ''GLOW'' series) portray {{Kayfabe}} realistically.
13th Jul '17 5:22:49 AM TroperNo9001
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It's been so relentlessly mocked and lampshaded that it's almost impossible for viewers to take such deaths seriously anymore. If it does happen, it will be a random, no-name extra who just happened to be black, while the named characters will usually have PlotArmor until later in the story. It's also got traits of ForgottenTrope, as the specific reasons why this trope arose (explained on it's page) have steadily disappeared due to SocietyMarchesOn.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: It's been so relentlessly mocked and lampshaded that it's almost impossible for viewers to take such deaths seriously anymore. If it does happen, it will be a random, no-name extra who just happened to be black, while the named characters will usually have PlotArmor until later in the story. It's also got traits of ForgottenTrope, as the specific reasons why this trope arose (explained on it's its page) have steadily disappeared due to SocietyMarchesOn.
12th Jul '17 5:16:43 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: The growing popularity of MixedMartialArts along with less flashy, but more effective fighting styles such as UsefulNotes/KravMaga gaining more attention as well, more people know what real fights look like and find the Creator/JackieChan-type stuff of the past to be AwesomeYetImpractical at best, and {{Narm}} at worst, thus fictional violence is shifting more towards BoringButPractical fight scenes. If you do see this type of fighting in modern fiction, it's only in parody, homage, or in works in which the characters have supernatural powers.

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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: The Thanks to the growing popularity of MixedMartialArts along with less flashy, but more effective fighting styles such as UsefulNotes/KravMaga gaining more attention as well, more people know what real fights look like and find the Creator/JackieChan-type stuff of the past to be AwesomeYetImpractical at best, and {{Narm}} at worst, thus fictional violence is shifting more towards BoringButPractical fight scenes. If you do see this type of fighting in modern fiction, it's only in parody, homage, or in works in which the characters have supernatural powers.



* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The [[IdealHero perfectly-good hero]] versus the irredeemably evil villain is considered boring, unrealistic and difficult for modern non-children audiences to relate to or care about. GreyAndGrayMorality has become the standard for most fiction nowadays, though BlackAndGreyMorality and BlueAndOrangeMorality can still be used. WhiteAndGrayMorality may be a bit iffy since it's easier for audiences to buy a villain with no positive qualities than [[MarySue a hero with no flaws]].
30th Jun '17 8:23:44 PM RevolutionStone
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* DrowningMySorrows: You won't find this in any modern bar or tavern. It's against modern ABC laws.

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* DrowningMySorrows: You won't find this The variant where someone gets an entire bottle of hard liquor to themselves in any modern bar or tavern. It's tavern in the US is officially against modern ABC laws.laws and likely won't happen unless the bartender is willing to flout such laws and lose his/her job, as well as the bar's licensing. A more believable version involves said bartender, buying the bottle at a store, or ordering bottle service for a nonexistent party.
27th Jun '17 7:15:22 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: The growing popularity of MixedMartialArts along with less flashy, but more effective fighting styles such as UsefulNotes/KravMaga gaining more attention as well, more people know what real fights look like and find the Creator/JackieChan-type stuff of the past to be AwesomeYetImpractical at best, and {{Narm}} at worst. If you do see this type of fighting in modern fiction, it's only in parody, homage, or in works in which the characters have supernatural powers.

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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: The growing popularity of MixedMartialArts along with less flashy, but more effective fighting styles such as UsefulNotes/KravMaga gaining more attention as well, more people know what real fights look like and find the Creator/JackieChan-type stuff of the past to be AwesomeYetImpractical at best, and {{Narm}} at worst.worst, thus fictional violence is shifting more towards BoringButPractical fight scenes. If you do see this type of fighting in modern fiction, it's only in parody, homage, or in works in which the characters have supernatural powers.



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: It's difficult to play this trope straight now without pissing people off (both male and female viewers) due to the UnfortunateImplications surrounding it. More and more modern works are subverting, averting or outright deconstructing it in order to show that [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped it's not okay for women to abuse men]] and when this is played straight, the female characters often develop {{Hatedom}}s as a result (i.e. Sam Puckett from ''Series/ICarly''). Unfortunately, many people, including law enforcement, still dismiss or downplay the seriousness of female-on-male abuse in real life, especially when it comes to [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale female-on-male rape]], unless it's done to a minor.
27th Jun '17 5:44:14 PM nombretomado
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* InventionPretension: Likely to be discredited now (at least in works set in the present day), since two minutes on TheOtherWiki is usually sufficient to debunk such a claim.

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* InventionPretension: Likely to be discredited now (at least in works set in the present day), since two minutes on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki is usually sufficient to debunk such a claim.
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