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5th Nov '17 4:26:36 PM bfunc
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** Two of their better known Silly Songs ("Istanbul" and "Why Does the Sun Shine?") are covers; the original versions were written long before They Might Be Giants was formed. "Why Does the Sun Shine?" was released the same year Linnell -- the older of the two -- was born, but "Istanbul" definitely predates both Johns. Admittedly, they did choose to ''perform'' these songs.
5th Nov '17 1:14:03 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Ron Weasley starts off fairly average if slightly lazy and only seems to get lazier - and dumber - as the series progresses, though every now and then he manages to snag a moment of average competence. It probably didn't help that [[Film/HarryPotter the film adaptations]] tended to play him up as being a lot dumber than Harry or Hermione, to the point that he often came across as TheLoad - and then became or at least bordered on being TheLoad in the books as well.

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** Ron Weasley starts off fairly average if slightly lazy and only seems to get lazier - and dumber - as the series progresses, though this tends to be balanced by moments of sharp insight, with his main asset being stubborn loyalty to Harry (which applies in every now instance save for when his jealousy understandably gets the better of him for about a month in ''Goblet of Fire'', and then when the locket horcrux gets at him - and even then, he manages to snag a moment of average competence.comes back and destroys it). It probably didn't help that [[Film/HarryPotter the film adaptations]] tended to play him up as being a lot dumber than Harry or Hermione, to the point that he often came across as TheLoad - and then became or at least bordered on being TheLoad in the books as well.



** Vimes starts out as an intelligent and honest but nonetheless flawed man, with a deep sense of righteous anger at the unfairness of the world. As the series progresses his righteous anger is inflated to the point of making him into a semi-Messianic figure incapable of doing wrong - in Thud! he alone is able to resist very powerful soul-possessing demonic superbeings, who regard Vimes as a worthy opponent and endow him with supernatural crime-detection powers.

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** Vimes starts out as an intelligent and honest but nonetheless flawed man, with a deep sense of righteous anger at the unfairness of the world. As the series progresses his righteous anger is inflated to the point of making him into a semi-Messianic figure incapable of doing wrong - in Thud! he alone is able to resist a very powerful soul-possessing demonic superbeings, who regard superbeing, which regards Vimes as a worthy opponent and endow occasionally endows him with supernatural crime-detection powers.vengeance/crime-detection powers (albeit ones that mainly extend to seeing in the dark and understanding the speech of things that live there).
*** Well, it depends on your definition of wrong - as time goes by, he becomes much more willing to bend the rules, something he worries about. Additionally, while Vimes is increasingly smart and courageous, a lot of that could be put down to his having crawled out of the bottle and displacing his alcoholism with crime solving - something, ironically, that makes him very much like the vampires he hates.
25th Oct '17 5:12:02 AM Laevatein
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* Wrestling/PaulHeyman defined the term "Hardcore Wrestling" as "Having a hard-working and dedicated attitude towards fans and the art of professional wrestling, no matter what it takes", but many outsiders missed this and took it to mean "no rules and lots of violence". Heyman's preferred term for wrestling with no rules and lots of violence was "Extreme Wrestling", as shown by the name of [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} his promotion]].
24th Oct '17 9:55:47 AM chopshop
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* [[MegaCorp The Weyland-Yutani Corporation]] in ''{{Franchise/Alien}}''. Each film, book, and game seems to exaggerate their attempts to exploit xenomorphs for profit just that much more. In the first film, they learn about the xenomorphs and try to use the crew of the Nostromo to bring it back to Earth for study. Beyond that, they don't seem particularly obsessed with it; it's just some lifeform they think might be valuable. Eight movies and a ton of comics and video games later, Weyland-Yutani seems obsessed with studying and profiting off xenomorphs to borderline suicidal degrees, to the point you start to wonder how the company even turns a profit when it's only projects seem to be screwing around with alien bugs. Their amorality is also more and more exaggerated; in the first movie they're willing to sacrifice a tiny crew of glorified truckers to get the alien, while later works show them sacrificing ridiculously huge amounts of people to their bug hunts. It's easy to lose count of how many colonies and research facilities are destroyed for the sake of studying an animal that really doesn't seem to have any practical applications.
19th Oct '17 8:20:23 AM Spindriver
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* Gary of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' manages both CharacterDevelopment and flanderization, simultaneously. On his first appearance, he's a quiet {{geek}} who is still a virgin due to severe problems in dealing with women. However, he is also able to assert himself a little when pushed, and he sometimes demonstrates flashes of insight or snark. Over time, he gains much more confidence in dealing with women (presumably because he's often surrounded by attractive women who sometimes want his sexual services), and loses his virginity. However, his geekiness becomes worse, if anything -- he drags a non-geek date into a comics shop at least once -- and his quiet nervousness decays into total spinelessness and passivity, which the comic {{lampshade|Hanging}}s on occasion.

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* Gary of ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' is somewhat prone to this:
** Gary
manages both CharacterDevelopment and flanderization, simultaneously. On his first appearance, he's a quiet {{geek}} who is still a virgin due to severe problems in dealing with women. However, he is also able to assert himself a little when pushed, and he sometimes demonstrates flashes of insight or snark. Over time, he loses his virginity, and gains much more confidence in dealing with women (presumably because he's often surrounded by attractive women who sometimes want his sexual services), and loses his virginity. services). However, his geekiness becomes worse, if anything -- he drags a non-geek date into a comics shop at least once -- and his quiet nervousness decays into total spinelessness and passivity, which the comic {{lampshade|Hanging}}s on occasion.occasion.
** [=DiDi's=] sexual frustration becomes more and more prominent over time though this may be considered a matter of CharacterDevelopment, as she is becoming more desperate. Also, her near-total inability to process ordinary social cues maybe gets worse over time.
** James rapidly goes from vaguely liberal to StrawFeminist to displaying weird hang-ups for the sake of the plot.
15th Oct '17 7:23:22 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion in order to drive the player away from them and towards herself, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up hanging herself, with blood on her fingers implying that she tried to pull herself free of the noose.]]

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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion in order to drive the player away from them and towards herself, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up hanging herself, with blood on her fingers implying that she tried to pull herself free of the noose.herself.]]
15th Oct '17 7:22:00 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion in order to drive the player away from them and towards herself, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]

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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion in order to drive the player away from them and towards herself, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.hanging herself, with blood on her fingers implying that she tried to pull herself free of the noose.]]
15th Oct '17 7:19:09 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]

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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion, deletion in order to drive the player away from them and towards herself, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]
15th Oct '17 7:17:51 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]

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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive aggressive, abusive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]
15th Oct '17 7:16:59 PM LlamaAdventure
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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub]]. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]

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* Deliberately invoked in ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub]].''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub''. [[spoiler: Monika (who has gained MediumAwareness and the ability to rewrite and delete game files) ends up rewriting Yuri and Natsuki after Sayori's death and deletion, turning Natsuki from a grumpy {{Tsundere}} to an aggressive {{Jerkass}} and Yuri from a shy girl with mild NightmareFetishist tendencies to a downright terrifying {{Yandere}} who cuts herself for sexual gratification and ultimately stabs herself to death right in front of the player. Both character have some degree of awareness of the changes happening to them, but neither have the power to stop it. This might have even happened to Sayori in Act 1, who started out as a chipper GenkiGirl before the revelation that she uses her genkiness to hide her crippling depression, and finally ends up killing herself.]]
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