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1st Jul '16 8:33:33 AM LordOfTheSword
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[[caption-width-right:350:These [[CartoonCreature Cartoon Creatures]] have found a land of HighFantasy. They don't exactly fit, do they?]]
6th Jun '16 5:09:50 PM Doug86
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* Most of the cast of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are traditional JRPG cast members, although fairly original and [[{{Deconstruction}} dysfunctional]] takes on each archetype - with the exception of Vincent Valentine, a walking homage to horror films. He's encountered in a coffin in the basement of a stereotypical HammerHorror-style mansion, he has a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (Lucretia), his rival is a MadScientist, and he's able to transform into four monsters, each based on a different horror genre (Galian Beast is dark fantasy, Death Gigas is a gothic FrankensteinsMonster, Hellmasker is a SlasherMovie villain and Chaos is a CosmicHorror character). In earlier drafts he was supposed to be a FilmNoir-style detective, and following that, an {{Expy}} of Agent Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles'', and the elements of those which remain in his eventual character make him stand out as even odder in the cast.

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* Most of the cast of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are traditional JRPG cast members, although fairly original and [[{{Deconstruction}} dysfunctional]] takes on each archetype - with the exception of Vincent Valentine, a walking homage to horror films. He's encountered in a coffin in the basement of a stereotypical HammerHorror-style Film/HammerHorror-style mansion, he has a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (Lucretia), his rival is a MadScientist, and he's able to transform into four monsters, each based on a different horror genre (Galian Beast is dark fantasy, Death Gigas is a gothic FrankensteinsMonster, Hellmasker is a SlasherMovie villain and Chaos is a CosmicHorror character). In earlier drafts he was supposed to be a FilmNoir-style detective, and following that, an {{Expy}} of Agent Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles'', and the elements of those which remain in his eventual character make him stand out as even odder in the cast.
6th Jun '16 2:34:17 AM Yozzy
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* The cowboy in ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. You could also make the argument that the Dude is a StonerFlick side character who wandered into a FilmNoir plot.

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* The cowboy in ''Film/TheBigLebowski''. You could also make the argument that the Dude is a StonerFlick side character who wandered into a FilmNoir plot. Then again, half of the metaplot of the movie is about "just some guy from L.A." gets wrangled into the plot of a movie.
24th May '16 6:05:23 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' episode "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E4TheOthers The Others]]" has Gumball and Darwin meet Anais' classmates, who come from a teen movie with a DownerEnding. [[WideEyedIdealist Unable to comprehend this,]] Gumball and Darwin go out of their way to force them into a HappyEnding.
** An earlier episode had them meet the bully antagonists from a typical sports movie.
** WordOfGod confirms the original idea for the show would be Elmore acting as an insane asylum for characters from various different cartoons.
24th May '16 6:00:12 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* The recurring Creepy Old Guy from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' acts like the MrExposition from a macabre story.

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* The recurring Creepy Old Guy from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' acts like the MrExposition from a ''Creator/StephenKing''-esque macabre story.
2nd May '16 5:38:21 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' has three such characters, [[OneOfTheBoys Chi]][[ActionGirl zuru]], [[TheStoic Ryu]], and [[SmallNameBigEgo Kazuichi]] "Pin" [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Arai]]. Who seem to have got transplanted from a fiery shounen sport series to a lighthearted shoujo romance.

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* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' has three such characters, [[OneOfTheBoys Chi]][[ActionGirl zuru]], [[TheStoic Ryu]], and [[SmallNameBigEgo Kazuichi]] "Pin" [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Arai]]. Who seem to have got transplanted from a fiery shounen {{shonen}} sport series to a lighthearted shoujo {{shoujo}} romance.



* The superhero genre is an eclectic mix of various genres like science-fiction, detective fiction, mythology etc., but there are some characters that stick out. In the Marvel Universe for instance, heroes may encounter:

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* The superhero genre is an eclectic mix of various genres like science-fiction, detective fiction, mythology etc., but there are some characters that stick out. In the Marvel Universe Franchise/MarvelUniverse for instance, heroes may encounter:



** Characters from Marvel's take on classic horror stories like [[Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula Dracula]] and the related cast (ComicBook/{{Blade}}, Lilith, the Harkers);
** ComicBook/ThePunisher, expy of Mack Bolan, the main character from a series of thrillers, who at the outset was so out of tune with the rest of the Marvel Universe that he appeared primarily as an antagonist to people like Spider-Man before coming into his own during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks;
** Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu, a character created to cash in on the success of the martial arts films of the 1970s who also happens to be related to old YellowPeril villain Fu Manchu; and

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** Characters from Marvel's take on classic horror stories like [[Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula [[ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula Dracula]] and the related cast (ComicBook/{{Blade}}, Lilith, the Harkers);
** ComicBook/ThePunisher, expy {{expy}} of Mack Bolan, the main character from a series of thrillers, the LongRunningBookSeries ''Literature/TheExecutioner'', who at the outset was so out of tune with the rest of the Marvel Universe that he appeared primarily as an antagonist to people like Spider-Man Franchise/SpiderMan before coming into his own during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks;
** Shang Chi, Master of Kung Fu, a character created to cash in on the success of the martial arts films of the 1970s who also happens to be related to old YellowPeril villain Fu Manchu; Franchise/FuManchu; and



* The trio of mad scientist supervillains in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. After they disable the museum guards with an ice ray and steal a precious diamond, our heroes start searching the ancient tomes for a "frost monster that eats diamonds."

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* The trio of mad scientist MadScientist supervillains in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. After they disable the museum guards with an ice ray and steal a precious diamond, our heroes start searching the ancient tomes for a "frost monster that eats diamonds."



* This is basically the point of the BBC TV film ''Reichenbach Falls'' -- the central character is a DefectiveDetective placed into a much less noir-ish setting. A MindScrew plot with much LeaningOnTheFourthWall ensues in which he gradually escapes from his WrongGenreSavvy.
* This is done in ''TheTwilightZone'' episode "Execution", which mixed two of the series' most frequently-used genres: in it, an outlaw from a [[TheWestern Western]]-themed ''Twilight Zone'' episode is [[FishOutOfTemporalWater pulled into]] a ScienceFiction-themed ''Twilight Zone'' episode by a scientist with a time machine.

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* This is basically the point of the BBC Creator/TheBBC TV film ''Reichenbach Falls'' -- the central character is a DefectiveDetective placed into a much less noir-ish setting. A MindScrew plot with much LeaningOnTheFourthWall ensues in which he gradually escapes from his WrongGenreSavvy.
* This is done in ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Execution", which mixed two of the series' most frequently-used genres: in it, an outlaw from a [[TheWestern Western]]-themed ''Twilight Zone'' episode is [[FishOutOfTemporalWater pulled into]] a ScienceFiction-themed ''Twilight Zone'' episode by a scientist with a time machine.



** The Doctor himself is often this, due to his slipping-between-worlds nature. He tends to fit in quite well in most sorts of stories, but it's not rare (especially in the Classic series) for him to be the only Mohs/ScienceInGenreOnly element in a hard SF, a GothicHorror, a FairyTale, a WholePlotReference or even a PeriodDrama. "An Unearthly Child", "The Highlanders" and "Rose" are three stories about what happens when you drop a ridiculous fantasy alien into a normal-world setting.
** "Enemy of the World" features Astrid and Fariah, both of whom are obviously "''[[Film/JamesBond Bond]]'' girls", and Salamander who is a ''Bond''-style DiabolicalMastermind. The Doctor is charmed by Astrid but does not seem to enjoy being in the company of this setting at all - he constantly tries to dodge espionage and only agrees to go undercover when absolutely forced. Young, handsome and resourceful Jamie is a bit more at home.

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** The Doctor himself is often this, due to his slipping-between-worlds nature. He tends to fit in quite well in most sorts of stories, but it's not rare (especially in the Classic series) for him to be the only Mohs/ScienceInGenreOnly element in a hard SF, a GothicHorror, a FairyTale, a WholePlotReference or even a PeriodDrama. "An "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E1AnUnearthlyChild An Unearthly Child", "The Highlanders" Child]]", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS4E4TheHighlanders The Highlanders]]" and "Rose" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose Rose]]" are three stories about what happens when you drop a ridiculous fantasy alien into a normal-world setting.
** "Enemy "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E4TheEnemyOfTheWorld The Enemy of the World" World]]" features Astrid and Fariah, both of whom are obviously "''[[Film/JamesBond Bond]]'' girls", and Salamander who is a ''Bond''-style DiabolicalMastermind. The Doctor is charmed by Astrid but does not seem to enjoy being in the company of this setting at all - he constantly tries to dodge espionage and only agrees to go undercover when absolutely forced. Young, handsome and resourceful Jamie is a bit more at home.



** Milo Clancey in "The Space Pirates" is a Gold Rush {{prospector}} [[SpaceWestern in a hard sci-fi story]]. This was done mostly for TwilightOfTheOldWest symbolism.
** Harry Sullivan, according to his creator Creator/TerranceDicks, was supposed to be a ridiculous, over-the-top ''Boy's Own'' adventure hero who had somehow found himself in a ''Doctor Who'' story, being narratively upstaged by the Doctor and not quite able to realise why this is happening to him. He doesn't really scan as this after "Robot", due to [[DependingOnTheWriter other writers taking his genre quirks more seriously]].

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** Milo Clancey in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E6TheSpacePirates The Space Pirates" Pirates]]" is a Gold Rush {{prospector}} [[SpaceWestern in a hard sci-fi story]]. This was done mostly for TwilightOfTheOldWest symbolism.
** Harry Sullivan, according to his creator Creator/TerranceDicks, was supposed to be a ridiculous, over-the-top ''Boy's Own'' adventure hero who had somehow found himself in a ''Doctor Who'' story, being narratively upstaged by the Doctor and not quite able to realise why this is happening to him. He doesn't really scan as this after "Robot", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]", due to [[DependingOnTheWriter other writers taking his genre quirks more seriously]].



** "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" is about putting the Doctor and Leela into the roles of Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Dr. Watson and pitting them against characters lifted from FuManchu stories.
** Rose Tyler is clearly a character from a 00s SoapOpera who gets sucked into the Doctor's universe. This helped the revival serve as a GatewaySeries to TV family science fiction at a time when the genre was said to be [[DeadHorseGenre Dead]] - and had something of a meta concept to it, seeing as the popular family viewing of that era was Soap Opera, {{Game Show}}s and {{Reality Show}}s (which later Ninth Doctor episodes also explore).
** Donna is the kind of shouty comic grotesque who'd be played in a sketch show by Catherine Tate, although with plenty of HiddenDepths and [[HeReallyCanAct much better acted than you'd expect]].

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang" Weng-Chiang]]" is about putting the Doctor and Leela into the roles of Franchise/SherlockHolmes and Dr. Watson and pitting them against characters lifted from FuManchu Franchise/FuManchu stories.
** Rose Tyler is clearly a character from a 00s SoapOpera who gets sucked into the Doctor's universe. This helped the revival serve as a GatewaySeries to TV family science fiction at a time when the genre was said to be [[DeadHorseGenre Dead]] dead]] - and had something of a meta concept to it, seeing as the popular family viewing of that era was Soap Opera, {{Game Show}}s and {{Reality Show}}s (which later Ninth Doctor episodes also explore).
** Donna is the kind of shouty comic grotesque who'd be played in a sketch show by Catherine Tate, Creator/CatherineTate, although with plenty of HiddenDepths and [[HeReallyCanAct much better acted than you'd expect]].



* The Captian of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.

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* The Captian Captain of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.



* A newer episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' called "The Other" has Gumball and Darwin meet Anais' classmates, who come from a teen movie with a DownerEnding. [[WideEyedIdealist Unable to comprehend this,]] Gumball and Darwin go out of their way to force them into a HappyEnding.

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* A newer episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' called "The Other" episode "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E4TheOthers The Others]]" has Gumball and Darwin meet Anais' classmates, who come from a teen movie with a DownerEnding. [[WideEyedIdealist Unable to comprehend this,]] Gumball and Darwin go out of their way to force them into a HappyEnding.
12th Apr '16 4:44:15 PM pinkdalek
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* Most of the cast of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are stereotypical JRPG cast members, although fairly original and [[{{Deconstruction}} dysfunctional]] takes on each archetype. With the exception of Vincent Valentine, a walking homage to horror films. In earlier drafts he was supposed to be a FilmNoir-style detective, and elements of this remain in his eventual character, making him seem even odder.

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* Most of the cast of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' are stereotypical traditional JRPG cast members, although fairly original and [[{{Deconstruction}} dysfunctional]] takes on each archetype. With archetype - with the exception of Vincent Valentine, a walking homage to horror films. He's encountered in a coffin in the basement of a stereotypical HammerHorror-style mansion, he has a [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]] (Lucretia), his rival is a MadScientist, and he's able to transform into four monsters, each based on a different horror genre (Galian Beast is dark fantasy, Death Gigas is a gothic FrankensteinsMonster, Hellmasker is a SlasherMovie villain and Chaos is a CosmicHorror character). In earlier drafts he was supposed to be a FilmNoir-style detective, and following that, an {{Expy}} of Agent Mulder from ''Series/TheXFiles'', and the elements of this those which remain in his eventual character, making character make him seem stand out as even odder.odder in the cast.
29th Feb '16 2:15:01 PM DragonRanger
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* ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' features three {{Cartoon Creature}}s (think along the lines as WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and his friends) stumbling into a HighFantasy story.
5th Feb '16 9:50:38 AM Dravencour
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* Gai Daigoji from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' is the inverse: A HotBlooded [[SuperRobot Super Robot]] hero stuck in a [[RealRobot Real Robot]] setting.

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* Gai Daigoji Daigouji from ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' is the inverse: A HotBlooded [[SuperRobot Super Robot]] hero stuck in a [[RealRobot Real Robot]] setting.
26th Jan '16 3:12:22 PM hamza678
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