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21st Apr '18 11:14:37 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8358093/1/Love-in-Shades-of-Green-and-Gray Love in Shades of Green and Gray]]'', [[TeenTitans Beast Boy]]'s final words to Raven (a natural death at the age of 211, with her living three centuries more) are "How do you keep a beautiful half-demon in suspense"?

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8358093/1/Love-in-Shades-of-Green-and-Gray Love in Shades of Green and Gray]]'', [[TeenTitans [[Franchise/TeenTitans Beast Boy]]'s final words to Raven (a natural death at the age of 211, with her living three centuries more) are "How do you keep a beautiful half-demon in suspense"?
20th Mar '18 3:45:10 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' manga does this all the time, hence the MoodWhiplash and the sudden shifts to SD mode. Some Western fans complain that the bits of tragicomic laughter during gloomy, gritty fights become {{egregious}} towards the end of the manga. The humour tied to characters such as Livio and Legato gets particularly disturbing and seemingly out of place at times. Vash and Knives's snarky banter has a weird edge too, and [[spoiler: Cosmic Horror Knives]] yelling insults in SD form is possibly even creepier than his non-SD moments.

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* The ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' manga does this all the time, hence the MoodWhiplash and the sudden shifts to SD mode. Some Western fans complain that the bits of tragicomic laughter during gloomy, gritty fights become {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} towards the end of the manga. The humour tied to characters such as Livio and Legato gets particularly disturbing and seemingly out of place at times. Vash and Knives's snarky banter has a weird edge too, and [[spoiler: Cosmic Horror Knives]] yelling insults in SD form is possibly even creepier than his non-SD moments.
16th Mar '18 11:53:30 PM Kirayoshi
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* A boot hill grave for one Lester Moore, a Wells Fargo clerk who was shot by an irate customer, reads "Here lies Lester Moore, four slugs from a .44, no Les, no more". Whether or not Lester Moore ever existed or not is a matter up for much debate.
6th Mar '18 9:36:27 AM Prfnoff
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-->"adies and gentlemen, one final word in praise of the universal laws of Science. God in his wisdom made it possible to invent the rope and what is the rope for but to create a noose? And, Glory be to the Greatest Philosophers, what is a neck for but to be...

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-->"adies -->"Ladies and gentlemen, one final word in praise of the universal laws of Science. God in his wisdom made it possible to invent the rope and what is the rope for but to create a noose? And, Glory be to the Greatest Philosophers, what is a neck for but to be..."
24th Feb '18 3:48:10 PM Outis
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' characters can use this trope, if they've purchased the aptly-named "Gallows Humor" ability. It allows any character to replace a ''guts'' roll (made when facing virtually anything frightening, from a rattlesnake to an EldritchAbomination) with a ''ridicule'' roll (made to crack wise)...provided the character has the ability to speak, and the [[PaintingTheMedium character's player can think of something witty to say.]]

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' characters can use this trope, if they've purchased the aptly-named "Gallows Humor" ability. It allows any a character to replace who fails a ''guts'' roll (made when facing virtually anything frightening, from a rattlesnake to an EldritchAbomination) to try again with a ''ridicule'' ''taunt'' roll (made (more usually used to crack wise)...goad an opponent)...provided the character has the ability to speak, and the [[PaintingTheMedium character's player [[PaintingTheMedium can think of something witty to say.]]say]] about whatever the scary thing is. If the taunt roll also fails, the joke falls flat, which gives a penalty on the roll to determine the consequences of succumbing to fear.
24th Feb '18 2:33:25 PM nombretomado
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** How do you recognize a [[RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian nuclear submarine sailor]]? Answer: They glow in the dark. The Russians used to tell it about the Northern Fleet sailors - the submarines there seemed to be most unlucky at one point.

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** How do you recognize a [[RussiansWithRustingRockets [[UsefulNotes/RussiansWithRustingRockets Russian nuclear submarine sailor]]? Answer: They glow in the dark. The Russians used to tell it about the Northern Fleet sailors - the submarines there seemed to be most unlucky at one point.
23rd Feb '18 9:03:02 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killdra is one on the outside, but deep down she has a passion for singing and is a little insecure.

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killdra is one on the outside, but deep down she has a passion for singing and is a little insecure.rather morbid sense of humor.
23rd Feb '18 9:02:42 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Killdra is one on the outside, but deep down she has a passion for singing and is a little insecure.
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31st Jan '18 5:02:06 PM Euodiachloris
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** Sandor Clegane is no great wit and about the last person you'd ever see as jester. Yet, he has this tendency of pointing out the grim absurdities that living in the Seven Kingdoms regularly throws up and leaving it up to his audience to find their own punchline... or give in to despair.

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** Sandor Clegane is no great wit and about the last person you'd ever see as a jester. Yet, he has this tendency of actively pointing out the grim grimly amusing absurdities and contradictions that living in the Seven Kingdoms regularly throws up in front of him and leaving then leaves it up to his audience to find their own punchline... or give in to despair. Whichever.
7th Jan '18 3:05:49 AM passivesmoking
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** SBI: Something Bad Inside. There's definitely something wrong with you, but the doctor has no clue exactly what it is.
*** SVBI: Something Very Bad Inside. There's definitely something wrong with you, but the doctor has no clue exactly what it is, other than it's terminal.
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