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28th Jun '16 4:26:15 PM Metamorf
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* The Todd River Race in Alice Springs, Australia, is a tongue-in-cheek subversion of conventional river regattas in which the "rowers" must carry their boats along the dried-up riverbed. Nature sometimes sabotages the event by inconsiderately filling the river with water, subverting the intended subversion.

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* The [[http://henleyontodd.com.au Henley On Todd River Race Regatta]] in Alice Springs, Australia, is a tongue-in-cheek subversion of conventional river regattas in which the "rowers" must carry their boats along the dried-up riverbed. Nature sometimes sabotages the event by inconsiderately filling the river with water, subverting the intended subversion.
6th Jun '16 1:55:03 PM EquestrianIdiot
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* In episode 19 of Part Timers, [[spoiler: Mads appears to fall off of the roof to her death... but [[Main/HopeSpot she actually lands safely on a pile of rags.]] [[Main/MoodWhiplash Then she gets run over]] [[Main/KilledOffForReal and killed by a car.]]]]
28th May '16 7:58:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' contains a DoubleSubversion of TheUnwantedHarem. It turns out most of the girls don't have any actual romantic interest in the lead, but enough of them ''do'' (Nodoka, Yue, Ako, Anya, Chachamaru...) that it ends up qualifying as a harem after all.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' contains a DoubleSubversion of TheUnwantedHarem. It turns out most of the girls don't have any actual romantic interest in the lead, but enough of them ''do'' (Nodoka, Yue, Ako, Anya, Chachamaru...) that it ends up qualifying as a harem after all.
18th May '16 11:41:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''{{CSI NY}}'', Danny attempts an HonorableMarriageProposal after Lindsay tells him she's pregnant. She declines, but a few episodes later he lures her to the Justice of the Peace and proposes again, and this time she says yes.

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* In ''{{CSI NY}}'', ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', Danny attempts an HonorableMarriageProposal after Lindsay tells him she's pregnant. She declines, but a few episodes later he lures her to the Justice of the Peace and proposes again, and this time she says yes.
1st May '16 1:30:20 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker really loves this trope. An especially ingenious one is in the short story "Joker After Midnight," in which he's walking home after being thrown out of a blimp by Batman (and [[JokerImmunity surviving, of course]]). Feeling hungry, the Joker stops by a donut shop - frightening away the other customers - and helps himself to some jelly donuts before putting them over his eyes like a mask and saying "This is a stick-up, see?" to the man at the counter. Thinking the Joker has a gun, the man frantically pulls open the register and says the Joker can have everything in it - only to be reassured that "I'm just funning with you, keed." Then, in a ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment very]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristic move]], the Joker pulls out a wad of dollar bills and pays the man for the donuts. But then the man notices that the bills are counterfeits with the Joker's face on them - and the Joker explains that he coated them with a toxic chemical that can only be activated by human sweat (which the counter guy has been releasing buckets of because he was so afraid of being shot). Long story short, the donut man is exposed to "Joker Venom" and dies after all with a [[UndeathlyPallor whitened]], [[GoOutWithASmile perpetually smiling face]].

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker really loves this trope. An especially ingenious one is in the short story "Joker "Laughter After Midnight," in which he's walking home after being thrown out of a blimp by Batman (and [[JokerImmunity surviving, of course]]). Feeling hungry, the Joker stops by a donut shop - frightening away the other customers - and helps himself to some jelly donuts before putting them over his eyes like a mask and saying "This is a stick-up, see?" to the man at the counter. Thinking the Joker has a gun, the man frantically pulls open the register and says the Joker can have everything in it - only to be reassured that "I'm just funning with you, keed." Then, in a ''[[OutOfCharacterMoment very]]'' [[OutOfCharacterMoment uncharacteristic move]], the Joker pulls out a wad of dollar bills and pays the man for the donuts. But then the man notices that the bills are counterfeits with the Joker's face on them - and the Joker explains that he coated them with a toxic chemical that can only be activated by human sweat (which the counter guy has been releasing buckets of because he was so afraid of being shot). Long story short, the donut man is exposed to "Joker Venom" and dies after all with a [[UndeathlyPallor whitened]], [[GoOutWithASmile perpetually smiling face]].
20th Apr '16 3:37:02 PM BlueGuy
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* Music/GiIvaSunner has done this a few times:
** Normally, the channel is dedicated to posting comedic video game remixes under the guise that they're simply uploads of the original song (or, in their parlance, "high quality video game rips"). Then AprilFoolsDay rolls around, and they post the entire soundtrack to a ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Flintstones]]'' game without any alterations. Shortly thereafter came three unrelated video game songs that ''sounded'' like the Flintstones theme, but were unaltered (a switch from the channel's tendency to change video game music to incorporate the ''Flintstones'' theme.
** Another RunningGag centered around [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes "Grand Metropolis"]]; they uploaded six versions of the song ("Demo", "Alpha Mix", "Original Mix", "Alternate Mix", "Unused", and "Unused Demo") that were completely unaltered, then made a seventh that actually was.



* ''TheSimpsons'', especially during its golden age in the 1990s, was a master at this trope. The writers often refer to jokes built on double subversion (as well as jokes built on simple subversion) as "screw the audience" jokes.

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* ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', especially during its golden age in the 1990s, was a master at this trope. The writers often refer to jokes built on double subversion (as well as jokes built on simple subversion) as "screw the audience" jokes.
9th Apr '16 1:57:05 PM Premonition45
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* The ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "I, Borg" does this to the WhoopiEpiphanySpeech. When Picard (reluctantly) allows Dr. Crusher to aid the badly-injured Borg drone Third of Five (eventually nicknamed "Hugh"), Guinan, whose people had been practically eradicated by the Borg, gives a dark speech warning Picard of how the Borg are inherently untrustworthy. Geordi, who's also helping Hugh's recovery, gives one to Guinan in Hugh's defense. After finally meeting Hugh, Guinan gives another speech to Picard:
-->'''Guinan:''' If you are going to use this person...
-->'''Picard:''' [[SuddenlyShouting It's not a person, dammit, it's a]] ''[[SuddenlyShouting Borg]]''!
-->'''Guinan:''' If you're going to use this '''[[InsistentTerminology person]]''' to destroy his entire species, you should at least look him in the eye. Otherwise, you might find that decision much harder to live with than you realize.
13th Mar '16 1:01:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''XXXHolic'', it initially seems that there is a LoveTriangle between Watanuki, Himawari, and Domeki, with Himawari being the object of desire. However, that trope is erased when it is revealed that Domeki and Himawari [[PlatonicLifePartners aren't romantically interested in each other]]. But THEN, it's shown that both Himawari and Doumeki are [[EvenTheGuysWantHim more interested in Watanuki]], once again creating a LoveTriangle, but with the object of desire being Watanuki.

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* In ''XXXHolic'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'', it initially seems that there is a LoveTriangle between Watanuki, Himawari, and Domeki, with Himawari being the object of desire. However, that trope is erased when it is revealed that Domeki and Himawari [[PlatonicLifePartners aren't romantically interested in each other]]. But THEN, it's shown that both Himawari and Doumeki are [[EvenTheGuysWantHim more interested in Watanuki]], once again creating a LoveTriangle, but with the object of desire being Watanuki.
11th Feb '16 12:25:49 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles The Incredibles]]'' does this with [[spoiler: AIIsACrapshoot. Bob is hired to take out a KillerRobot called the Omnidroid which was highly intelligent and could adapt to and defeat tactics used against it. He was told that the robot had gotten "smart enough that it wondered why it had to take orders". However, it was a lie. The Omnidroid was under the control of the villain Syndrome the whole time, and the whole point of the venture was to either kill Bob or get information from Bob's defeat of the Omnidroid to improve the next version, in preparation for an ultimate version which would be part of Syndrome's plan to set himself up as a hero. The plan was that the Omnidroid would serve as a villain, and Syndrome would show up and defeat it using a remote control. However, [[DidntThinkThisThrough Syndrome neglected to consider the implications]] of the Omnidroid's AdaptiveAbility. The Omnidroid figured out that Syndrome was using a remote control to fight it, and adapted to defeat that tactic and [[TurnedAgaintTheirMasters beat]] Syndrome.]]

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles The Incredibles]]'' does this with [[spoiler: AIIsACrapshoot. Bob is hired to take out a KillerRobot called the Omnidroid which was highly intelligent and could adapt to and defeat tactics used against it. He was told that the robot had gotten "smart enough that it wondered why it had to take orders". However, it was a lie. The Omnidroid was under the control of the villain Syndrome the whole time, and the whole point of the venture was to either kill Bob or get information from Bob's defeat of the Omnidroid to improve the next version, in preparation for an ultimate version which would be part of Syndrome's plan to set himself up as a hero. The plan was that the Omnidroid would serve as a villain, and Syndrome would show up and defeat it using a remote control. However, [[DidntThinkThisThrough Syndrome neglected to consider the implications]] of the Omnidroid's AdaptiveAbility. The Omnidroid figured out that Syndrome was using a remote control to fight it, and adapted to defeat that tactic and [[TurnedAgaintTheirMasters [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters beat]] Syndrome.]]
11th Feb '16 12:25:25 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles The Incredibles]]'' does this with [[spoiler: AIIsACrapshoot. Bob is hired to take out a KillerRobot called the Omnidroid which was highly intelligent and could adapt to and defeat tactics used against it. He was told that the robot had gotten "smart enough that it wondered why it had to take orders". However, it was a lie. The Omnidroid was under the control of the villain Syndrome the whole time, and the whole point of the venture was to either kill Bob or get information from Bob's defeat of the Omnidroid to improve the next version, in preparation for an ultimate version which would be part of Syndrome's plan to set himself up as a hero. The plan was that the Omnidroid would serve as a villain, and Syndrome would show up and defeat it using a remote control. However, [[DidntThinkThisThrough Syndrome neglected to consider the implications of the Omnidroid's AdaptiveAbility]]. The Omnidroid figured out that Syndrome was using a remote control to fight it, and adapted to defeat that tactic and [[TurnedAgaintTheirMasters beat]] Syndrome.]]

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles The Incredibles]]'' does this with [[spoiler: AIIsACrapshoot. Bob is hired to take out a KillerRobot called the Omnidroid which was highly intelligent and could adapt to and defeat tactics used against it. He was told that the robot had gotten "smart enough that it wondered why it had to take orders". However, it was a lie. The Omnidroid was under the control of the villain Syndrome the whole time, and the whole point of the venture was to either kill Bob or get information from Bob's defeat of the Omnidroid to improve the next version, in preparation for an ultimate version which would be part of Syndrome's plan to set himself up as a hero. The plan was that the Omnidroid would serve as a villain, and Syndrome would show up and defeat it using a remote control. However, [[DidntThinkThisThrough Syndrome neglected to consider the implications implications]] of the Omnidroid's AdaptiveAbility]].AdaptiveAbility. The Omnidroid figured out that Syndrome was using a remote control to fight it, and adapted to defeat that tactic and [[TurnedAgaintTheirMasters beat]] Syndrome.]]
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