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29th Dec '17 2:50:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* There's the Heaven/Hell imagery in ''SonicRiders''.

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* There's the Heaven/Hell imagery in ''SonicRiders''.''VideoGame/SonicRiders''.
27th Dec '17 5:13:42 PM intastiel
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when Haley gets a TraumaticHaircut, but soon gets an opportunity to have it [[RapidHairGrowth magically regrown]] and [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0752.html decides]] it wasn't "[[MeaningfulHaircut somehow symbolic]] of [my] {{character growth}}" after all.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when Haley gets a TraumaticHaircut, but soon gets an opportunity to have it [[RapidHairGrowth magically regrown]] and [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0752.html decides]] it wasn't "[[MeaningfulHaircut "[[ImportantHaircut somehow symbolic]] of [my] {{character growth}}" [[CharacterDevelopment character growth]]" after all.
27th Dec '17 5:12:49 PM intastiel
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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' when Haley gets a TraumaticHaircut, but soon gets an opportunity to have it [[RapidHairGrowth magically regrown]] and [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0752.html decides]] it wasn't "[[MeaningfulHaircut somehow symbolic]] of [my] {{character growth}}" after all.
--> '''Haley:''' I guess it was just a crappy haircut.\\
'''[[FourthWallObserver Elan]]:''' Weird.
27th Dec '17 6:58:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The game ''{{Baroque}}'' is ''littered'' with crosses and Gnostic imagery. If you explore the Outer World, you can find a graveyard of metal framework crosses in the background.

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* The game ''{{Baroque}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Baroque}}'' is ''littered'' with crosses and Gnostic imagery. If you explore the Outer World, you can find a graveyard of metal framework crosses in the background.
3rd Dec '17 8:00:26 PM Argon2
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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'''s backstory can be summed up as follows: there was a boy and girl living peacefully [[Literature/TheBible in a garden]] until...something...went wrong and they were thrust into a world of conflict.
2nd Nov '17 6:59:04 AM Discord_and_Dine
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** The book also contains numerous examples parodying this tendency. Most of the book is taken up by a critical examination of the FictionalDocument ''The Navidson Record'', a film which in the universe of the novel has already gone extensive critical analysis, of the EpilepticTrees, EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory nature. For example, two of the characters in the film are brothers, and based on this evidence alone, numerous critics surmise that they are meant to symbolically represent the Biblical characters Jacob and Esau. One review of the novel went so far as to describe as "a satire on the business of criticism".

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** The book also contains numerous examples parodying this tendency. Most of the book is taken up by a critical examination of the FictionalDocument ''The Navidson Record'', a film which in the universe of the novel has already gone been given extensive critical analysis, analysis of the EpilepticTrees, EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory nature. For example, two of the characters in the film are brothers, and based on this evidence alone, numerous critics surmise that they are meant to symbolically represent the Biblical characters Jacob and Esau. One review of the novel went so far as to describe as "a satire on the business of criticism".
20th Oct '17 1:26:33 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' is packed to the brim with faux symbolism. For instance, some of the exterminators are seen wearing helmets with faces on each side. Evocative of the two-faced Greek god Janus? Who knows...Granted, the movie is such a MindScrew even that was probably lost on people still trying to work out what the gun-spewing stone head shouting about evil penises was all about.

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* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' is packed to the brim with faux symbolism. For instance, some of the exterminators are seen wearing helmets with faces on each side. Evocative of the two-faced Greek god Janus? Who knows...Granted, the movie is such a MindScrew even that was probably lost on people still trying to work out what the gun-spewing stone head shouting about evil penises was all about. Both of those examples were ultimately caused in-universe by a madman who just liked screwing with people; the stuff the movie intends you to take seriously makes them seem ''normal''.
16th Sep '17 5:50:16 PM nombretomado
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* Sent up fairly often in surreal anime parody ''PerfectHairForever''. One episode has crucified clowns in the forest for no real reason. It's also lampshaded: ''I wish these hot dogs and cats were not symbolic of anything, and this was all just a dumb anime mind'''''[[SoundEffectBleep *EFF*]]'''

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* Sent up fairly often in surreal anime parody ''PerfectHairForever''.''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever''. One episode has crucified clowns in the forest for no real reason. It's also lampshaded: ''I wish these hot dogs and cats were not symbolic of anything, and this was all just a dumb anime mind'''''[[SoundEffectBleep *EFF*]]'''
5th Sep '17 5:29:54 PM Peteman
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* ''Film/SouthlandTales'' is absolutely notorious [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible for]] [[CrucifiedHeroShot pulling]] [[ArcWords just]] [[ReferenceOverdosed about]] [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory every]] [[AsTheGoodBookSays tactic]] [[RuleOfSymbolism imaginable]] to try to convince the viewer that it's ''so'' "deep and profound." Listing every single instance would probably more than double this page in length, but when a movie is trying to make [[{{Narm}} "Pimps Don't Commit Suicide"]] sound like a profound statement with ''utter sincerity,'' you know it's being hit with this trope '''hard.'''

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* ''Film/SouthlandTales'' is absolutely notorious [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible for]] [[CrucifiedHeroShot pulling]] [[ArcWords just]] [[ReferenceOverdosed about]] [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory every]] [[AsTheGoodBookSays tactic]] [[RuleOfSymbolism imaginable]] to try to convince the viewer that it's ''so'' "deep and profound." Listing every single instance would probably more than double this page in length, but when a movie is trying to make [[{{Narm}} "Pimps Don't Commit Suicide"]] sound like a profound statement with ''utter sincerity,'' you know it's being hit with this trope '''hard.'''trope.
4th Sep '17 5:03:07 AM v-n-n-n-n
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* Lampshaded by Creator/StewartLee in his ''Comedy Vehicle'' series. when asked by Creator/ChrisMorris what he meant by a line in his standup routine, that the £200 million London skyscraper which melted a £50,000 Jaguar was a 'superb' piece of 'heavy-handed satire'. Lee admitted that he didn't know what he meant by it and he only said it because it sounded clever, then going on to say that those who laughed at the line done so 'in an attempt to pass themselves off as "clever"'.
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