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18th Jan '17 12:25:16 PM Trogdor
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* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/how-people-shower "How People Shower"]] meme is a double subversion of a racial stereotype joke.
26th Dec '16 11:44:13 AM Goldfritha
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These let a writer have their cake and eat it too: get the trick of a SubvertedTrope, without abandoning the plot-furthering nature of that {{trope}}.

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These let a writer have their cake and eat it too: get the trick of a SubvertedTrope, without abandoning the plot-furthering nature of that {{trope}}.
{{trope}}. It is more frequently when the subverted form of the trope is very common, almost a trope in itself, so the second subversion really does subvert an existing trope.
5th Nov '16 9:41:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''HouseOfMouse'': DonaldDuck has set up his computer. A viewer would tend to expect that the computer would take all day to start up. Just 15 seconds after he turns it on, however, the screen reads "Startup Done", just long enough for the viewer to think "Huh?" before the word "Almost" is added to the screen, and it ends up taking all day after all.

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* ''HouseOfMouse'': ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'': DonaldDuck has set up his computer. A viewer would tend to expect that the computer would take all day to start up. Just 15 seconds after he turns it on, however, the screen reads "Startup Done", just long enough for the viewer to think "Huh?" before the word "Almost" is added to the screen, and it ends up taking all day after all.
24th Oct '16 1:04:30 PM Eievie
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* CainAndAbel is subverted brilliantly at the end of the first season of ''Series/{{Borgia}}''. [[folder:Juan]] has been found dead, and no one knows who killed him--but it's really starting to look like it was his little brother Cesare. The brothers fight a lot, and are bother ''very'' hot-headed--it's very easy to image what could've happened. Cesare [[WhatDidIDoLastNight doesn't remember what he did that night]]. [[spoiler:Juan]] always [[BigBrotherBully bullied him]]. Cesare is {{the Unfavourite}}, and AlwaysSecondBest. When Cesare really starts to believe it was him, he goes to their sister, Lucrezia, and tells her what he thinks he's done. She swears he ''didn't'' kill him... because [[spoiler:''she'' did]].
8th Oct '16 8:45:52 PM DustSnitch
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* Towards the end of ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', [[GameBreakingInjury Commodus stabs Maximus]] before their Coliseum battle [[DirtyCoward so that he can get an unfair advantage]], but Maximus is so much of a {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} [[spoiler:that he still kills him, though he dies from the stabbing shortly afterwards.]]

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* Towards the end of ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', [[GameBreakingInjury Commodus stabs Maximus]] before their Coliseum battle [[DirtyCoward so that he can get an unfair advantage]], but Maximus is so much of a {{Badass}} badass {{Determinator}} [[spoiler:that he still kills him, though he dies from the stabbing shortly afterwards.]]
29th Sep '16 11:35:37 PM tytoman
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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'', Zack starts to panic when he learns that he and Milo are in the middle of Coyote Woods. Milo quickly assures him that the woods were named after the actor, not the animal; Creator/PeterCoyote donated them to the city years ago... as a ''wolf'' preserve. Cue howling.
5th Sep '16 9:46:17 PM tytoman
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' at first seems to parody TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday; the "Awesome Store" where Richard bought a pet turtle isn't there anymore because it's a ''van'' that drove away. Then that turtle turns out to be an indestructible force of evil, and the van returns in later episodes selling other mysterious items.
31st Aug '16 5:23:24 AM KingLyger
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' double-subverts the [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]] trope. [[spoiler: Zuko, after being set up for a HeelFaceTurn since the introduction of his character and backstory, fails to complete it in the final episode of the second season. Halfway through the third season, he finishes what he started, in a way that is both awesome and well-earned.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' double-subverts the [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]] trope. a HeelFaceTurn. [[spoiler: Zuko, after being set up for a HeelFaceTurn turning face since the introduction of his character and backstory, character, fails to complete it in the final episode of the second season. season by helping his sister Azula capture Aang. Halfway through the third season, he finishes what he started, in a way that is both awesome Zuko finally turns face by [[CallingTheOldManOut telling off his father]] and well-earned.vowing to help the Avatar.]]



* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Here Comes the Neighborhood" where many extremely rich black people were moving into South Park Mr. Garrison exclaims that "their kind" is taking over the place. When one asks what he means, he states because they are "'''rich'''". However at the end, when they successfully drove all the rich people out of Town, Mr. Garrison exclaims they can sell the houses and become rich. When it is pointed out to him that doing so will make them the same as the people they just drove out, Mr. Garrison replies, "''well at least we got rid of those damn [[CurseCutShort nig-]](interrupted by credits)''".
** Keep in mind that Mr. Garrison is bigoted towards just about everyone, including gays, even when he HIMSELF is gay (Which is even weirder when you consider he switches sexual orientations every other season or so)

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Here Comes the Neighborhood" where many extremely rich black people were moving into South Park Mr. Garrison exclaims that "their kind" is taking over the place. When one asks what he means, he states because they are "'''rich'''". However at the end, when they successfully drove all the rich people out of Town, Mr. Garrison exclaims they can sell the houses and become rich. When it is pointed out to him that doing so will make them the same as the people they just drove out, Mr. Garrison replies, "''well at "at least we got rid of those damn [[CurseCutShort nig-]](interrupted nig-]]''([[SmashToBlack interrupted by credits)''".
** Keep in mind that Mr. Garrison is bigoted towards just about everyone, including gays, even when he HIMSELF is gay (Which is even weirder when you consider he switches sexual orientations every other season or so)
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7th Aug '16 9:52:39 PM Gardetrace
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* In ''Manga/Naruto'', Neji tells Naruto that he should give up on becoming Hokage because the past Hokage were [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destined to be Hokage]] and Naruto, being a nobody, will never be one [[HardWorkHardlyWorks no matter how hard he tries]]. After Naruto beats him, it seemed like Naruto was [[ScrewDestiny defying fate]] until its revealed that [[spoiler: Naruto is the son of the 4th Hokage and the previous Nine Tails Jinchuriki. [[UpToEleven Taken to the extreme]] when we learn that he is a reincarnation of Ashura, the son of the Sage of Six Paths and his successor. In the epilogue, we see Naruto as the 7th Hokage, and its no surprise that he succeeded. Neji was right after all.]][[/folder]]
6th Jul '16 1:03:29 PM mcgrew
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* Shows which fulfil their StartToCorpse quote within the ColdOpen -- ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{Casualty}}'', anything ''Series/CSI'' -- generally start employing BaitAndSwitch quite quickly to throw viewers off, before resorting to DoubleSubversion, sometimes {{Zig Zagging|Trope}} the trope to the point of RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts,

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* Shows which fulfil their StartToCorpse quote within the ColdOpen -- ''Series/{{House}}'', ''Series/{{Casualty}}'', anything ''Series/CSI'' ''Series/{{CSI}}'' -- generally start employing BaitAndSwitch quite quickly to throw viewers off, before resorting to DoubleSubversion, sometimes {{Zig Zagging|Trope}} the trope to the point of RubeGoldbergHatesYourGuts,
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