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10th Apr '17 11:58:57 AM Premonition45
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Very common in The Golden Age of Science Fiction, but hardly ever played straight in newer works for a range of reasons: the science fiction genre's becoming more mainstream, [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment the decline in people's previous faith in science,]] the general backlash against the idea that religion is something humanity even ''can'' outgrow, and so on. In fact, ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is easily the most popular science fiction franchise of all time, not only embraces religion, but is based almost entirely around it (albeit a fictional, [[FlatEarthAtheist irrefutable in-universe]] one).

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Very common in The Golden Age of Science Fiction, but hardly ever played straight in newer works for a range of reasons: the science fiction genre's becoming more mainstream, [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment the decline in people's previous faith in science,]] the general backlash against the idea ideas that religion is something humanity even ''can'' outgrow, or [[FalseDichotomy that religion and science are mutually exclusive]] and so on. In fact, ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is easily the most popular science fiction franchise of all time, not only embraces religion, but is based almost entirely around it (albeit a fictional, [[FlatEarthAtheist irrefutable in-universe]] one).
9th Apr '17 4:16:29 AM Josef5678
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* YouMeddlingKids: Like the ScoobyDooHoax above, it's little more than a StockParody now, with even it's originator making fun of it.

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* YouMeddlingKids: Like the ScoobyDooHoax above, it's little more than a StockParody now, with even it's its originator making fun of it.
8th Apr '17 9:55:12 PM thecarolinabull01
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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Very common in The Golden Age of Science Fiction, but hardly ever played straight in newer works for a range of reasons: the science fiction genre's becoming more mainstream, [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment the decline in people's previous faith in science,]] the general backlash against the idea that religion is something humanity even ''can'' outgrow, and so on. In fact, ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is easily the most popular science fiction franchise of all time, not only embraces religion, but is based almost entirely around it (albeit a fictional, [[FlatEarthAtheist irrefutable]] one).

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Very common in The Golden Age of Science Fiction, but hardly ever played straight in newer works for a range of reasons: the science fiction genre's becoming more mainstream, [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment the decline in people's previous faith in science,]] the general backlash against the idea that religion is something humanity even ''can'' outgrow, and so on. In fact, ''Franchise/StarWars'', which is easily the most popular science fiction franchise of all time, not only embraces religion, but is based almost entirely around it (albeit a fictional, [[FlatEarthAtheist irrefutable]] irrefutable in-universe]] one).
8th Apr '17 9:47:57 PM thecarolinabull01
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* YouMeddlingKids: Like the ScoobyDooHoax above, it's impossible to take this cliché line seriously and even it's originator makes fun of it.

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* YouMeddlingKids: Like the ScoobyDooHoax above, it's impossible to take this cliché line seriously and little more than a StockParody now, with even it's originator makes making fun of it.
8th Apr '17 9:42:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games, 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.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Only played straight in animation and video games, 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.


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* YouMeddlingKids: Like the ScoobyDooHoax above, it's impossible to take this cliché line seriously and even it's originator makes fun of it.
6th Apr '17 9:40:42 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 is 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 ([[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Brothers]] [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} of Destruction]] and Wrestling/TheDudleyBoyz) benefit from the GrandfatherClause and are nearing retirement[[note]]As of 2017, The Undertaker ''is'' retired[[/note]]. 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 is has since become far more reality based 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 ([[Wrestling/TheUndertaker The Brothers]] [[Wrestling/{{Kane}} of Destruction]] and Wrestling/TheDudleyBoyz) benefit from the GrandfatherClause and are nearing retirement[[note]]As of 2017, The Undertaker ''is'' retired[[/note]].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).



* WrestlingDoesntPay: These types of gimmicks are usually derided for being corny and [[FlatCharacter lazy characterization]] following their overuse in the [[DorkAge New Generation Era]]. Even Wrestling/{{WWE}} themselves will mock their past usage of this trope in modern documentaries. They still show up from time to time, but the wrestlers using them never make it past {{jobber}} status unless the second profession is one that the wrestler has actually done in RealLife (such as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield's rich stock trader gimmick or Wrestling/MichelleMcCool's HotTeacher gimmick) and it doesn't define their character. The Real life variant of this trope is sadly still played straight.

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* WrestlingDoesntPay: These types of gimmicks are usually derided for being corny and [[FlatCharacter lazy characterization]] following their overuse in the [[DorkAge New Generation Era]]. Even Wrestling/{{WWE}} themselves will mock their past usage of this trope in modern documentaries. They still show up from time to time, but the wrestlers using them these gimmicks never make it past {{jobber}} status unless the second profession is one that the wrestler has actually done in RealLife (such as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield's rich stock trader gimmick or Wrestling/MichelleMcCool's HotTeacher gimmick) and it doesn't define their character. The Real life variant of this trope is sadly still played straight.
5th Apr '17 6:45:51 PM thecarolinabull01
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* WrestlingDoesntPay: These types of gimmicks are usually derided for being corny and [[FlatCharacter lazy characterization]] following their overuse in the [[DorkAge New Generation Era]]. Even Wrestling/{{WWE}} themselves will mock their past usage of this trope in modern documentaries. They still show up from time to time, but the wrestlers using them rarely make it past {{jobber}} status unless the second profession is one that the wrestler has actually done in RealLife (such as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield's rich stock trader gimmick or Wrestling/MichelleMcCool's HotTeacher gimmick) and it doesn't define their character. The Real life variant of this trope is sadly still played straight.

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* WrestlingDoesntPay: These types of gimmicks are usually derided for being corny and [[FlatCharacter lazy characterization]] following their overuse in the [[DorkAge New Generation Era]]. Even Wrestling/{{WWE}} themselves will mock their past usage of this trope in modern documentaries. They still show up from time to time, but the wrestlers using them rarely never make it past {{jobber}} status unless the second profession is one that the wrestler has actually done in RealLife (such as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield's rich stock trader gimmick or Wrestling/MichelleMcCool's HotTeacher gimmick) and it doesn't define their character. The Real life variant of this trope is sadly still played straight.
5th Apr '17 2:39:31 PM TristanJeremiah
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* NiceGuysFinishLast: Assuming women are more attracted to abusive spouses has, in [[TheNewTens recent years]] been seen as horribly sexist. If this trope shows up, it will be a Subversion. The "Nice guy" in question will be portrayed as delusional and mysogynistic. Unless of course, this is a BastardBoyfriend erotic series, or a CrossesTheLineTwice show.
4th Apr '17 2:01:35 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Rarely played straight outside of animation and video games. Everyone knows and accepts that pro wrestling is staged, and to say otherwise is considered to be insulting the audience's intelligence.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Rarely Only played straight outside of in animation and video games.games, 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.
4th Apr '17 11:26:09 AM thecarolinabull01
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: It's difficult to play this trope straight without pissing people off due to the UnfortunateImplications surrounding it. More and more works are subverting or averting it 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.

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* 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 or 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.
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