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23rd Apr '18 7:49:40 PM Pisthetairos
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* DirtyOldMonk has been evolving too, sadly. At first, men of the cloth were portrayed as completely saintly, so the trope itself was a ''subversion'' of the traditional ChasteHero. As the influence of organized religion diminished, clergymen were relegated to harmless [[TheVicar friendly vicars]], with perverted priests being played either for black comedy or controversial drama. Of course, now that PedophilePriest is the first thing people think of when a catholic church scandal is mentioned, a priest having sex with a woman is usually portrayed positively. An example from a long-runner: In ''Series/SouthPark'', Father Maxi was a corrupt villain when the kids found him having sex with a woman in his confession box during "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?". A decade or so later, he was a hero for attacking all the other priests, who were all pedophiles, during "Red Hot Catholic Love".
11th Apr '18 1:41:34 PM Josef5678
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* EnfantTerrible is a trope that has evolved by being exaggerated and subverted from previous inceptions. Before both the characters known as ''Comics/DennisTheMenace'' were created, kids in popular media were usually portrayed as angels. As mild as the US Dennis' mischief was and while the UK Dennis was usually punished, both started playing NaughtyIsGood straight. Later, when creating ''Series/TheSimpsons'', Matt Groening created Bart Simpson as an answer to the US Dennis, in an attempt to show what a bratty kid would ''really'' be like. Bart himself then became tame, despite losing what sense of realism the character had, when compared to CompleteMonster [[Series/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. What'll come after Cartman, God only knows.

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* EnfantTerrible is a trope that has evolved by being exaggerated and subverted from previous inceptions. Before both the characters known as ''Comics/DennisTheMenace'' ''ComicStrip/DennisTheMenace'' were created, kids in popular media were usually portrayed as angels. As mild as the US Dennis' Dennis's mischief was and while the UK Dennis was usually punished, both started playing NaughtyIsGood straight. Later, when creating ''Series/TheSimpsons'', Matt Groening created Bart Simpson as an answer to the US Dennis, in an attempt to show what a bratty kid would ''really'' be like. Bart himself then became tame, despite losing what sense of realism the character had, when compared to CompleteMonster [[Series/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. What'll come after Cartman, God only knows.
11th Apr '18 4:49:08 AM Bisected8
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* EnfantTerrible is a trope that has evolved by being exaggerated and subverted from previous inceptions. Before ''Comics/DennisTheMenace'', kids in popular media were usually portrayed as angels. As mild as Dennis' mischief was, at least it was something. Later, when creating ''Series/TheSimpsons'', Matt Groening created Bart Simpson as an answer to Dennis, in an attempt to show what a bratty kid would ''really'' be like. Bart himself then became tame, despite losing what sense of realism the character had, when compared to CompleteMonster [[Series/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. What'll come after Cartman, God only knows.

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* EnfantTerrible is a trope that has evolved by being exaggerated and subverted from previous inceptions. Before ''Comics/DennisTheMenace'', both the characters known as ''Comics/DennisTheMenace'' were created, kids in popular media were usually portrayed as angels. As mild as the US Dennis' mischief was, at least it was something. and while the UK Dennis was usually punished, both started playing NaughtyIsGood straight. Later, when creating ''Series/TheSimpsons'', Matt Groening created Bart Simpson as an answer to the US Dennis, in an attempt to show what a bratty kid would ''really'' be like. Bart himself then became tame, despite losing what sense of realism the character had, when compared to CompleteMonster [[Series/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. What'll come after Cartman, God only knows.
10th Apr '18 9:23:25 AM Pisthetairos
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* EnfantTerrible is a trope that has evolved by being exaggerated and subverted from previous inceptions. Before ''Comics/DennisTheMenace'', kids in popular media were usually portrayed as angels. As mild as Dennis' mischief was, at least it was something. Later, when creating ''Series/TheSimpsons'', Matt Groening created Bart Simpson as an answer to Dennis, in an attempt to show what a bratty kid would ''really'' be like. Bart himself then became tame, despite losing what sense of realism the character had, when compared to CompleteMonster [[Series/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. What'll come after Cartman, God only knows.
31st Mar '18 4:48:57 PM RAraya
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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of [[CollegeWidow higher education]] and [[AManOfWealthAndTaste culture.]] Nowadays, [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.

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* MenAreTough and WomenAreDelicate often swap or reverse the stereotypes associated. For instance, it was once believed that MenAreBetterThanWomen in every way, as well as the bastions of [[CollegeWidow higher education]] and [[AManOfWealthAndTaste culture.]] Nowadays, the shift towards careers that need more "soft" skills has meant that [[WomenAreWiser women are stereotyped as being the wiser sex]], [[HigherEducationIsForWomen that college is for girls]], and [[MenAreUncultured men would rather do anything than be "cultured".]] Despite the reversal, however, the big idea is still that women are physically weak, shallow or over-sensitive while guys are tougher, pragmatic and level-headed.


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* In the same lines, diverse ethnic groups have been targeted in the U.S. throughout the years, often linked to migrant waves: In the early 19th century, it was the Dutch and the Nordics, followed by the Germans during the middle of the century, Irishmen during the late 19th century, Jews and Italians during the early 20th century, Asians during WWII, Latinos since the second half of the 20th century, and Arabs/Muslims during the early years of the 21st century.
15th Mar '18 4:40:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* GarlicIsAbhorrent has had this occur within the last century. For centuries, many cultures deemed garlic in itself disgusting. It has since become popular worldwide, so the revulsion now usually comes from the ''smell'' not the taste.
17th Mar '17 5:26:23 AM Josef5678
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* The usage of {[Kayfabe}} in ProfessionalWrestling has changed significantly over the years. Up until the late 1990s, kayfabe basically centered on "don't let fans know it's fake". After the big secret became irrefutable, it now refers to the FourthWall separating wrestling from the real world and the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief required to enjoy it.

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* The usage of {[Kayfabe}} {{Kayfabe}} in ProfessionalWrestling has changed significantly over the years. Up until the late 1990s, kayfabe basically centered on "don't let fans know it's fake". After the big secret became irrefutable, it now refers to the FourthWall separating wrestling from the real world and the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief required to enjoy it.
16th Mar '17 11:16:34 PM thecarolinabull01
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* The usage of {[Kayfabe}} in ProfessionalWrestling has changed significantly over the years. Up until the late 1990s, kayfabe basically centered on "don't let fans know it's fake". After the big secret became irrefutable, it now refers to the FourthWall separating wrestling from the real world and the WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief required to enjoy it.
1st Feb '17 8:27:50 PM RAraya
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* For decades, any kind of scandal would be the kiss of death for a celebrity. In the 1990s, the rise of celebrity culture and the decreasing power of MoralGuardians led celebs to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity actively seek scandal to gain popularity]].
12th Jan '17 8:42:20 PM RAraya
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* Immigrants were seen up until the mid-20th century as shiftless lowlifes on their way to ruin any given national culture. Nowadays, many consider that migrants do not only enrich culture, but also they are an economic asset rather than a liability.



* Portrayal of scientists in Film:
** In ScienceIsBad movies, they were at best MrExposition. More often, they were the villain, a la the EvilutionaryBiologist.
** This slowly changed, from an unheroic mentor into an [[TheSmartGuy active part of The Hero's posse]].

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* Portrayal of scientists in Film:
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** In ScienceIsBad movies, they Before 1940, [[ScienceIsBad science was generally portrayed in a negative light]]. Scientists were at best MrExposition. More often, they were the villain, a la ''á la'' the EvilutionaryBiologist.
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EvilutionaryBiologist. This slowly changed, from an unheroic mentor into changed beginning with WWII, when they became an [[TheSmartGuy active part of The Hero's posse]].



* It used to be that [[CatsAreMean cats were portrayed as evil]] in literature and society in Europe and later North America. For the most part they are portrayed more [[CatsAreMagic positively]] or neutrally now.

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* It used to be that [[CatsAreMean cats were portrayed as evil]] in literature and society in Europe and later North America. For the most part they are portrayed more [[CatsAreMagic [[CatsAreSuperior positively]] or neutrally [[CatsAreMagic neutrally]] now.



* Until TheNineties, a few small tattoos were enough to make a TattooedCrook. As small and medium-size tattoos went into mainstream fashion, the bad guys have started taking their tattoos UpToEleven, with KnuckleTattoos, facial tattoos and so on. Japan is an exception, as tattoos are still mainly worn by the {{Yakuza}}.

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* Until TheNineties, a few small tattoos were enough to make a TattooedCrook. As small and medium-size tattoos went into mainstream fashion, fashion in the mid-90s, the bad guys have started taking their tattoos UpToEleven, with KnuckleTattoos, facial tattoos and so on. Japan is an exception, as tattoos are still mainly worn by the {{Yakuza}}.{{Yakuza}}.
** Similarly, a man wearing a piercing before 1990 would be outed as either a criminal or gay (or a punk in the 80s).
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