History Main / DramaticIrony

26th Feb '17 3:11:46 PM nombretomado
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* One of the main plot points of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is Po's personal quest to find out what happened to his biological family. Their fate is known to the audience right from the beginning, leaving us only to wonder what Po's reaction will be. [[spoiler: Used again in the ending, where we are shown that many of the pandas are still alive, but Po is left unaware until the [[KungFuPanda3 sequel.]]]]

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* One of the main plot points of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is Po's personal quest to find out what happened to his biological family. Their fate is known to the audience right from the beginning, leaving us only to wonder what Po's reaction will be. [[spoiler: Used again in the ending, where we are shown that many of the pandas are still alive, but Po is left unaware until the [[KungFuPanda3 [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3 sequel.]]]]
8th Feb '17 2:35:21 PM Siempie
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
** In the episode "Steven's Dream", Steven and Greg run into [[spoiler: Blue Diamond, who has come to Earth to mourn the death of Pink Diamond. Greg sympathizes with her, telling her that he knows how it feels to lose a loved one. The irony is, the person Greg is talking about is ''Rose'', the person who shattered Pink Diamond in the first place.]]
** In that same episode, as well as the episode "That Will be All", [[spoiler: Blue Diamond]] becomes saddened by the fact that the Earth will soon be destroyed by the Cluster, and expresses her wish to save humanity from it. Except the Cluster was bubbled all the way back in "Gem Drill", and thus ''will never emerge''. [[spoiler: Which is something that, if the Diamonds continue to be uninformed of, might have some terrible repercussions for humanity...]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Blue Diamond''']]: The window for perserving Earth's specimens is closing...\\
[[spoiler:'''Yellow Diamond''']]: Is that what you want? Sapphire, has the Cluster emerged yet?\\
'''Sapphire:''' No, it has not.\\
[[spoiler:'''Yellow Diamond''']]: ''(smiles sinisterly at [[spoiler: Blue Diamond]])'' Then there's still time.
6th Feb '17 7:17:33 AM Eddy1215
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** Similarily, while book two opens with Merik engaging in some AssassinOutclassin, Safi is later told that he's been assassinated.

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** Similarily, while book two Book Two opens with Merik engaging in some AssassinOutclassin, Safi is later told that he's been assassinated.
6th Feb '17 4:19:31 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'':
** Shortly after we see Safi and Vaness survive an attack on their ship, we cut to Merik being informed that it was destroyed along with everyone aboard, and he grieves for Safi for most of the second novel.
** Similarily, while book two opens with Merik engaging in some AssassinOutclassin, Safi is later told that he's been assassinated.
5th Feb '17 6:55:00 PM Gamermaster
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* During a flashback chapter of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', Tohru tells a bandit that she'd never let a human ride on her back. In the present day, she often complains about how Kobayashi refuses to ride her to work.

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* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'':
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During a flashback chapter of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'', chapter, Tohru tells a bandit that she'd never let a human ride on her back. In the present day, she often complains about how Kobayashi refuses to ride her to work.
4th Feb '17 3:28:37 PM StFan
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->'''Dr. Chilton''': [A patient] tells everyone that you are a monster.\\
'''Dr. Lecter''': (smiles) Well in that case, you're dining with a psychopathic murderer, Frederick.

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->'''Dr. Chilton''': Chilton:''' [A patient] tells everyone that you are a monster.\\
'''Dr. Lecter''': (smiles) Lecter:''' ''[smiles]'' Well in that case, you're dining with a psychopathic murderer, Frederick.



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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8350179/28/Ancient-Relics Ancient Relics]]'', when an thirteen hundred year old immortal and incognito {{Series/Merlin}} is in Transfiguration class at [[HarryPotter Hogwarts]], the professor gives him detention for slacking off, stating, "You must grow up and live in the real world...I suggest you take the time to reflect on whether you really are as powerful as you think you are."

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8350179/28/Ancient-Relics Ancient Relics]]'', when an thirteen hundred year old thirteen-hundred-year-old immortal and incognito {{Series/Merlin}} Series/{{Merlin|2008}} is in Transfiguration class at [[HarryPotter [[Franchise/HarryPotter Hogwarts]], the professor gives him detention for slacking off, stating, "You must grow up and live in the real world...I suggest you take the time to reflect on whether you really are as powerful as you think you are."



* In ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'', Sweetie Belle, who is very obviously a robot, accuses Rarity of being one because of her heartlessness and her taking acting lessons.



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-->'''Ariel:''' It's too dangerous in the sea!
-->'''Melody:''' How should ''you'' know!? You've never even ''been in it!''

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-->'''Ariel:''' It's too dangerous in the sea!
-->'''Melody:'''
sea!\\
'''Melody:'''
How should ''you'' know!? You've never even ''been in it!''



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* From ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'':
-->'''Butch''': Hey, wait a minute. You didn't see Lefors out there, did ya?
-->'''Sundance''': Lefors? No.
-->'''Butch''': Oh good. For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble.
** The pair, however, are painfully unaware that a sizeable battalion of the Bolivian Army has come to kill them.

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* From ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'':
-->'''Butch''': Hey, wait a minute. You didn't see Lefors out there, did ya?
-->'''Sundance''': Lefors? No.
-->'''Butch''': Oh good. For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble.
** The
''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. [[spoiler:The pair, however, are painfully unaware that a sizeable battalion of the Bolivian Army has come to kill them.]]
-->'''Butch:''' Hey, wait a minute. You didn't see Lefors out there, did ya?\\
'''Sundance:''' Lefors? No.\\
'''Butch:''' Oh good. For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble.



* Lemony Snicket explicitly mentions this trope in Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Book The Second: "The Reptile Room" before Uncle Monty's death when he tells us Uncle Monty's going to die and then goes on to tell us about dramatic irony and how terrible it feels.

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* Lemony Snicket explicitly mentions this trope in Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Book The Second: the Second'': "The Reptile Room" before Uncle Monty's death when he tells us Uncle Monty's going to die and then goes on to tell us about dramatic irony and how terrible it feels.



** Readers may realise that [[spoiler:Francis is gay]] before Michael finally learns the truth. Those who realise it before the scene where [[spoiler:Michael "[[AccidentalTruth lies]]" to Shipley about Francis being gay]] would cringe while reading it.

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** Readers may realise realize that [[spoiler:Francis is gay]] before Michael finally learns the truth. Those who realise it before the scene where [[spoiler:Michael "[[AccidentalTruth lies]]" to Shipley about Francis being gay]] would cringe while reading it.



* In the {{Literature/Emberverse}} novel ''Prince of Outcasts'', protagonist Orlaith is very much attracted to Alan Thurston, nephew of Boise ruler Fred and son of Fred's late, treacherous brother. She attaches no significance to the name of his home or to the yellow-and-black symbol on his gear, but as the novel goes on the audience realizes that both the name and the symbol are associated with [[spoiler: the power behind the evil forces her brother John is facing in the Ceram Sea. (Informed readers will link both to TheCthulhuMythos.)]]

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* In the {{Literature/Emberverse}} novel ''Prince of Outcasts'', protagonist Orlaith is very much attracted to Alan Thurston, nephew of Boise ruler Fred and son of Fred's late, treacherous brother. She attaches no significance to the name of his home or to the yellow-and-black symbol on his gear, but as the novel goes on the audience realizes that both the name and the symbol are associated with [[spoiler: the power behind the evil forces her brother John is facing in the Ceram Sea. (Informed readers will link both to TheCthulhuMythos.Franchise/TheCthulhuMythos.)]]



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** Used for tragic effect in ''In The Beginning''. It's heartbreaking seeing a teenage John Winchester who "still believes in happy endings" when you know how he ends up.

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** Used for tragic effect in ''In The Beginning''."In the Beginning". It's heartbreaking seeing a teenage John Winchester who "still believes in happy endings" when you know how he ends up.



* Used and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''ParkBench'', episode 14.

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* %%* Used and {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''ParkBench'', ''Series/ParkBench'', episode 14.



-->'''Sheldon:''' "Roommates agree that Friday nights shall be reserved for watching Joss Whedon's brilliant new series ''{{Series/Firefly}}''."
-->'''Leonard:''' Does that really need to be in the agreement?
-->'''Sheldon:''' We might as well settle it now; [[ScrewedByTheNetwork it's gonna be on for years.]]

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-->'''Sheldon:''' "Roommates agree that Friday nights shall be reserved for watching Joss Whedon's brilliant new series ''{{Series/Firefly}}''."
-->'''Leonard:'''
''Series/{{Firefly}}''."\\
'''Leonard:'''
Does that really need to be in the agreement?
-->'''Sheldon:'''
agreement?\\
'''Sheldon:'''
We might as well settle it now; [[ScrewedByTheNetwork it's gonna be on for years.]]



* From BBC's series ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', you could make a drinking game every time Arthur insults Merlin and calls him [[TheSmartGuy stupid]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass cowardly]], and [[TheFettered how little he understands being trapped by duty and destiny]].

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* From BBC's series ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', you could make a drinking game every time Arthur insults Merlin and calls him [[TheSmartGuy stupid]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass cowardly]], and [[TheFettered how little he understands being trapped by duty and destiny]].



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* ''Podcast/TheHistoryOfRome'' does this; [[ItWasHisSled we all know]] how Roman history turns out, but Creator/MikeDuncan tries as much as possible to put listeners in the shoes of the Romans, with the effect that episodes often induce a certain kind of dread at the upcoming reckoning.

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* ''Podcast/TheHistoryOfRome'' does this; [[ItWasHisSled we ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': The Tau are a race of very Warp-resistant aliens with a species-wide willing indoctrination where each individual must sacrifice all know]] how Roman history turns out, but Creator/MikeDuncan tries as much as possible to put listeners in for the shoes Greater Good (the name of the Romans, their philosophy). Naturally, this puts them at odds with the effect psychically-vulnerable humans, and especially those corrupted by Chaos (they believe human tales of Chaos to be the babble of lunatics and daemons to be some undocumented and unpleasant species of alien). Their ignorance of just how screwed the galaxy is leads to more than a few eye-rolling moments, like when a Tau army once defeated a Chaos army led by a Keeper of Secrets (the Greater Daemon of [[GodOfEvil Slaanesh]]) and believed they had defeated Slaanesh itself, or welcoming a Necron army that episodes often induce had vaporized a certain kind of dread at Tyranid swarm by sending a diplomatic delegation (the Necrons are essentially zombie robots working to cleanse the upcoming reckoning.galaxy of ''all'' life).



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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The Tau are a race of very Warp-resistant aliens with a species-wide willing indoctrination where each individual must sacrifice all for the Greater Good (the name of their philosophy). Naturally, this puts them at odds with the psychically-vulnerable humans, and especially those corrupted by Chaos (they believe human tales of Chaos to be the babble of lunatics and daemons to be some undocumented and unpleasant species of alien). Their ignorance of just how screwed the galaxy is leads to more than a few eye-rolling moments, like when a Tau army once defeated a Chaos army led by a Keeper of Secrets (the Greater Daemon of [[GodOfEvil Slaanesh]]) and believed they had defeated Slaanesh itself, or welcoming a Necron army that had vaporized a Tyranid swarm by sending a diplomatic delegation (the Necrons are essentially zombie robots working to cleanse the galaxy of ''all'' life).
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Weiss Schnee repeatedly refuses [[CasanovaWannabe Jaune Arc's]] advances, and later remarks that he's just like every other boy who wants to date her solely because she's a rich heiress of a company. However, Jaune later confides to his friends that Weiss is the most incredible girl he has ever met, lists all her positive qualities like her intelligence and singing ability, and honestly doesn't understand why she won't return his feelings. Pyrrha comments he should have just told Weiss that amazing speech instead of swaggering and using corny pickup lines. For extra irony, Jaune doesn't notice Pyrrha has feelings for ''him'', and thinks such a famous person like her has several dates, when it's actually [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon the opposite]].
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' loves this. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061129 This page]] is a truly shining example. No, Klaus, noooo!

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' loves this. this.
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[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20061129 This page]] is a truly shining example. No, Klaus, noooo!



* In ''WebComic/{{Misfile}}'', Cassiel and James attempt OperationJealousy in the hopes of breaking up and reclaiming their exes, Ash and Rumisel. Neither of them knows that Ash is a boy who was GenderBender'd by a CosmicRetcon, he finds the idea of "her" former relationship with James creepy and disgusting[[note]]When he was male they were best friends; the relationship was a result of the parts of Ash's life pre-misfile being on "autopilot"[[/note]], and that Rumisel (who's in on the whole thing) is just pretending to be Ash's boyfriend specifically to keep guys from chasing "her".

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* In ''WebComic/{{Misfile}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'', Cassiel and James attempt OperationJealousy in the hopes of breaking up and reclaiming their exes, Ash and Rumisel. Neither of them knows that Ash is a boy who was GenderBender'd by a CosmicRetcon, he finds the idea of "her" former relationship with James creepy and disgusting[[note]]When he was male they were best friends; the relationship was a result of the parts of Ash's life pre-misfile being on "autopilot"[[/note]], and that Rumisel (who's in on the whole thing) is just pretending to be Ash's boyfriend specifically to keep guys from chasing "her".



* ''Podcast/TheHistoryOfRome'' does this; [[ItWasHisSled we all know]] how Roman history turns out, but Creator/MikeDuncan tries as much as possible to put listeners in the shoes of the Romans, with the effect that episodes often induce a certain kind of dread at the upcoming reckoning.



* In ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' Sweetie Belle, who is very obviously a robot, accuses Rarity of being one because of her heartlessness and her taking acting lessons.



* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Weiss Schnee repeatedly refuses [[CasanovaWannabe Jaune Arc's]] advances, and later remarks that he's just like every other boy who wants to date her solely because she's a rich heiress of a company. However, Jaune later confides to his friends that Weiss is the most incredible girl he has ever met, lists all her positive qualities like her intelligence and singing ability, and honestly doesn't understand why she won't return his feelings. Pyrrha comments he should have just told Weiss that amazing speech instead of swaggering and using corny pickup lines. For extra irony, Jaune doesn't notice Pyrrha has feelings for ''him'', and thinks such a famous person like her has several dates, when it's actually [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon the opposite]].



* In a ''Series/{{Columbo}}''-style episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' called "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny", the audience is fully aware that Slappy Stanley is responsible for Bugs' disappearance.

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* In a ''Series/{{Columbo}}''-style episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' called "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny", the audience is fully aware that Slappy Stanley is responsible for Bugs' Bugs's disappearance.
2nd Feb '17 7:05:05 PM BKelly95
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* The first episode of ''Series/Powerless2017'' ends with the Wayne Security crew discovering that ComicBook/Batman was able to capture The Joker using his own version of a device they developed. They're amazed that Batman developed a device similar to their own around the same time. The audience is more likely aware that Batman (aka Bruce Wayne) used their device since he's their boss' cousin and they sent it to him for approval.

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* The first episode of ''Series/Powerless2017'' ends with the Wayne Security crew discovering that ComicBook/Batman ComicBook/{{Batman}} was able to capture The Joker using his own version of a device they developed. They're amazed that Batman developed a device similar to their own around the same time. The audience is more likely aware that Batman (aka Bruce Wayne) used their device since he's their boss' cousin and they sent it to him for approval.
2nd Feb '17 7:03:06 PM BKelly95
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* The first episode of ''Series/Powerless2017'' ends with the Wayne Security crew discovering that ComicBook/Batman was able to capture The Joker using his own version of a device they developed. They're amazed that Batman developed a device similar to their own around the same time. The audience is more likely aware that Batman (aka Bruce Wayne) used their device since he's their boss' cousin and they sent it to him for approval.
2nd Feb '17 8:14:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TotalDramaWorldTour'', we are treated to a confessional from DJ after he was the only person left on his team and [[ManipulativeBastard Alejandro]] was trying to form an alliance with him. After we had seen him trick and betray Harold, Leshawna, and Bridgette, DJ says that he is a "trustworthy" ally.

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* In ''TotalDramaWorldTour'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'', we are treated to a confessional from DJ after he was the only person left on his team and [[ManipulativeBastard Alejandro]] was trying to form an alliance with him. After we had seen him trick and betray Harold, Leshawna, and Bridgette, DJ says that he is a "trustworthy" ally.
1st Feb '17 10:15:32 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''Film/HalloweenII2009'', Dr. Loomis is making a speech at a press conference for his new book saying that Michael Myers is dead and will never come back, when at the moment, Michael is beginning his new killing spree.

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* In ''Film/HalloweenII2009'', Dr. Loomis is making a speech at a press conference for his new book saying that Michael Myers is dead and will never come back, when at the moment, unbeknownst to him, Michael is beginning his new killing spree.
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