History Main / FailedAttemptAtDrama

7th Feb '16 7:57:12 AM IronicMouse
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** Shen himself has moments of this. He is seen practicing his [[EvilGloating villainous monologue]] for when he meets Po, only to have the panda interrupt the actual speech with a very causal "Hey, how's it goin'?"
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** Shen himself has moments of this. He is seen practicing his [[EvilGloating villainous monologue]] for when he finally meets Po, only to have the panda interrupt the actual ''actual'' speech with a very causal "Hey, how's it goin'?"
27th Jan '16 8:14:45 AM DoctorCooper
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When a character tries to be dramatic and fails miserably. Often overlaps with TheExitIsThatWay. Similar to {{Narm}}, but in a FailedAttemptAtDrama, though the character is trying to be dramatic, the humor is intentional on the writer's part.
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When a character tries to be dramatic and fails miserably. Often overlaps with TheExitIsThatWay. Similar to {{Narm}}, but in a FailedAttemptAtDrama, Failed Attempt At Drama, though the character is trying to be dramatic, the humor is intentional on the writer's part.
31st Dec '15 2:58:29 PM IronicMouse
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---> '''Wolf Boss:''' Right now? Cuz' it's the middle of the year, so you'd only get like have of a Year of the Peacock.
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---> '''Wolf Boss:''' Right now? Cuz' it's the middle of the year, so you'd only get like have get, like, half of a Year of the Peacock.
30th Dec '15 7:04:40 PM IronicMouse
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** This trope is a RunningGag with Po ''because'' he's an AscendedFanboy. Po knows just how a kung fu hero should act, but often runs headlong into RealityEnsues. The most hilarious example is during the climax of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', when Po stands on the top of a building wearing a [[BadassCape long, flowing cape]], and attempts to deliver a BadassBoast to [[BigBad Lord Shen]]. Unfortunately since he's so far away, Shen can't hear a word he's saying and neither can anyone else.
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** This trope is a RunningGag with Po ''because'' he's an AscendedFanboy. Po knows just how a kung fu hero should act, but often runs headlong into RealityEnsues. The most hilarious example is during the climax of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', when Po stands on the top of a building wearing a [[BadassCape long, flowing cape]], and attempts to deliver a BadassBoast to [[BigBad Lord Shen]]. Unfortunately since he's so far away, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Shen can't hear a word he's saying saying]] and neither can anyone else.else. ** Shen himself has moments of this. He is seen practicing his [[EvilGloating villainous monologue]] for when he meets Po, only to have the panda interrupt the actual speech with a very causal "Hey, how's it goin'?" *** See also: ---> '''Shen:''' Call in the wolves! I want them ready to move! The Year of the Peacock begins now! ---> '''Wolf Boss:''' Right now? Cuz' it's the middle of the year, so you'd only get like have of a Year of the Peacock. ---> '''Shen:''' ''[DeathGlare]''
22nd Nov '15 6:17:23 PM Pilomotor
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* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', one of Niska's men delivers a BadassBoast in which he [[ThreatBackfire threatens to kill the entire Serenity crew]]. Mal simply kicks him into the engine, which turns him into pulp. ** Also invoked when Niska tries to give Zoe an impossible choice by telling her to choose to save either Mal or Wash. She immediately chooses Wash, interrupting Niska's attempt at an evil monologue.
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* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', one of Niska's men henchmen delivers a BadassBoast in which he [[ThreatBackfire threatens promises to hunt Mal down and kill the entire Serenity crew]]. Mal him, no matter how far he runs]]. [[CombatPragmatist Mal]] simply kicks him into the engine, engine intake, which turns him into pulp. ** Also invoked later on when Niska tries to give Zoe an impossible choice a SadisticChoice by telling her the money she's brought him isn't enough for him to spare both of his prisoners, and she must choose to save free either Mal (her oldest friend) or Wash. She immediately Wash (her husband), with the other facing a slow, torturous death. He clearly expects this to be an impossible dilemma for her, but she chooses Wash, to free Wash without any hesitation, interrupting Niska's attempt at an evil monologue.monologue. Subverted, as Niska recovers from the surprise and darkens the mood again by cutting off Mal's ear, saying the money was enough for a little more than one person.
22nd Nov '15 4:02:29 PM Pilomotor
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When a character tries to be dramatic and fails miserably. Often overlaps with TheExitIsThatWay. Similar to {{Narm}}, but in a FailedAttemptAtDrama the humor is intentional on the writer's part, and the character is trying to be dramatic on purpose.
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When a character tries to be dramatic and fails miserably. Often overlaps with TheExitIsThatWay. Similar to {{Narm}}, but in a FailedAttemptAtDrama FailedAttemptAtDrama, though the character is trying to be dramatic, the humor is intentional on the writer's part, and the character is trying to be dramatic on purpose. part.
11th Nov '15 12:18:23 PM murlough23
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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'', Santiago is taunting Peralta for being stuck on desk duty, since it will probably cause him to lose a bet the two have made. -->'''Santiago:''' Have fun with your files.\\ '''Peralta:''' Yeah, you know what, I ''will'' have fun with my files. [[LameComeback Have fun with your FACE!]]\\ ''(Peralta tries to slam the door, which flies open again)'' \\ '''Peralta:''' Slam! That was a slam.
7th Nov '15 3:54:37 PM CLT009
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See also InvokedTrope, when a character actively tries to make tropes appear in "[[ThisIsReality real]]" life. But since it's a ''failed'' attempt, it will often be met with RealityEnsues or a LampshadeHanging. Compare to {{Bathos}}. Contrast with TheComicallySerious, for when a character hilariously ''succeeds'' in staying dramatic during an otherwise lighthearted or comedic scene.
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See also InvokedTrope, when a character actively tries to make tropes appear in "[[ThisIsReality real]]" life. But since it's a ''failed'' attempt, it will often be met with RealityEnsues or a LampshadeHanging. Compare to {{Bathos}}. Contrast with TheComicallySerious, TheComicallySerious for when a character hilariously ''succeeds'' in staying dramatic during an otherwise lighthearted or comedic scene.
7th Nov '15 3:54:04 PM CLT009
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Added contrast with "the comically serious".
See also InvokedTrope, when a character actively tries to make tropes appear in "[[ThisIsReality real]]" life. But since it's a ''failed'' attempt, it will often be met with RealityEnsues or a LampshadeHanging. Compare to {{Bathos}}.
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See also InvokedTrope, when a character actively tries to make tropes appear in "[[ThisIsReality real]]" life. But since it's a ''failed'' attempt, it will often be met with RealityEnsues or a LampshadeHanging. Compare to {{Bathos}}. Contrast with TheComicallySerious, for when a character hilariously ''succeeds'' in staying dramatic during an otherwise lighthearted or comedic scene.
1st Nov '15 10:03:33 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Mako Tsunami makes his dramatic introductory speech when Yugi and his friends show up at his camp. Said speech comes with a dramatic tidal wave behind him--which crashes on top of him and knocks him down. He gets up to try the speech again--and Tea starts giggling at the octopus on his head.
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