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27th Apr '18 4:03:53 AM MadAnthony94
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' dares to set its stories in a StandardFantasySetting but focus on characters like cynical, coping-with-addiction policeman Sam Vimes; IntrepidReporter William de Worde, and aspiring film star Victor Tugelbend. It's not uncommon for them to drop lines associated with their home genre, only to wonder where they got that from.
17th Apr '18 4:33:01 AM StFan
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* In the bright and vibrant wold of ''Manga/OnePiece'', in the especially hyper-saccharine Whole Cake Island, we get Charlotte Katakuri, who looks like he would be at home in Fist of the North Star or Berserk. [[spoiler: He does eventually display the quirkiness mandatory for ''One Piece'' characters but it's a side of him he keeps deeply private]]

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* In the bright and vibrant wold of ''Manga/OnePiece'', in the especially hyper-saccharine Whole Cake Island, we get Charlotte Katakuri, who looks like he would be at home in Fist ''Fist of the North Star Star'' or Berserk. [[spoiler: He ''Berserk''. [[spoiler:He does eventually display the quirkiness mandatory for ''One Piece'' characters but it's a side of him he keeps deeply private]]
17th Apr '18 4:30:51 AM StFan
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* Rossiu from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is a RealRobot character stuck in a SuperRobot universe. He's cool-headed, pragmatic and smart, which makes him stand-out from his hot-blooded comrades. He's still capable of piloting Gunmen powered by willpower as good as the rest of them though and they all respect him well enough, if not just lightly tease him every now and then.
** This is explored a fair bit in the second half of the show. On the one hand, this makes him one of the few competant members in actually ruling and managing their new civilization and he is pretty much TheReliableOne to Simon. On the other hand, [[spoiler: his pragmatic choices lead him to oust Simon from power to quell a riot (which he is beating himself over) and his tactics are predicted by the Anti-Spiral and only stopped by Simon and the others own style. Furthermore, they all don't blame him and understanding his reasoning (including Simon), meaning the only person that blames him... is himself. Simon eventually snaps sense back into him after stopping him from suicide.]]

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* Rossiu from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is a RealRobot character stuck in a SuperRobot universe. He's cool-headed, pragmatic and smart, which makes him stand-out from his hot-blooded comrades. He's still capable of piloting Gunmen powered by willpower as good as the rest of them though and they all respect him well enough, if not just lightly tease him every now and then. \n** This is explored a fair bit in the second half of the show. On the one hand, this makes him one of the few competant competent members in actually ruling and managing their new civilization and he is pretty much TheReliableOne to Simon. On the other hand, [[spoiler: his pragmatic choices lead him to oust Simon from power to quell a riot (which he is beating himself over) and his tactics are predicted by the Anti-Spiral and only stopped by Simon and the others own style. Furthermore, they all don't blame him and understanding his reasoning (including Simon), meaning the only person that blames him... is himself. Simon eventually snaps sense back into him after stopping him from suicide.]]



* Isidro in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' thinks himself a KidHero from a shonen manga. [[HumansAreBastards He is]] ''[[CrapsackWorld very much]]'' WrongGenreSavvy.

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* Isidro in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' thinks himself a KidHero from a shonen manga. [[HumansAreBastards He is]] ''[[CrapsackWorld very much]]'' WrongGenreSavvy.



** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} who would feel right at home in an AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark type series.

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** SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} who would feel right at home in an AllAdultAnimationIsSouthPark type series.



* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has been this from the very beginning. They don't quite belong in gritty martial arts or campy bizarre sci-fi, but often step into both. And meet still more characters in other genres, like the Silver Age superhero team Justice Force.

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* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' has been this from the very beginning. They don't quite belong in gritty martial arts or campy bizarre sci-fi, but often step into both. And meet still more characters in other genres, like the Silver Age superhero team Justice Force.



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* Oogie-Boogie from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. The other spooks are frightening and with a bit of a skewed morality code, but are ultimately good natured creatures that scare folks for fun. Enter Oogie-Boogie, the one spook who is genuinely malicious and evil-natured, who even the other spooks seem to dislike. According to a supplmentary material he's also this in a completely literal sense, being a refugee from a different bug-themed holiday that's no longer celebrated.

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* Oogie-Boogie from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. The other spooks are frightening and with a bit of a skewed morality code, but are ultimately good natured good-natured creatures that scare folks for fun. Enter Oogie-Boogie, the one spook who is genuinely malicious and evil-natured, who even the other spooks seem to dislike. According to a supplmentary supplementary material he's also this in a completely literal sense, being a refugee from a different bug-themed holiday that's no longer celebrated.



** Walter acts like he's in a Vietnam drama that chronicles the veteran's harrowing struggle to reacclimatize back into civilian society after everything he's seen and done.

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** Walter acts like he's in a Vietnam drama that chronicles the veteran's harrowing struggle to reacclimatize re-acclimatize back into civilian society after everything he's seen and done.



* The Franchise/JamesBond films ''LiveAndLetDie'' and ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' feature Sheriff J.W. Pepper, who feels like he wandered in from a Creator/BurtReynolds comedy.
** For that matter, ''Live and Let Die'' gave us Mr. Big, who not only felt like he belonged in a Blaxploitation action movie, but had subordinates with hinted-at supernatural powers, which is pretty atypical for a Bond film.

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* ''Franchise/JamesBond'':
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The Franchise/JamesBond films ''LiveAndLetDie'' and ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' feature Sheriff J.W. Pepper, who feels like he wandered in from a Creator/BurtReynolds comedy.
** For that matter, ''Live and Let Die'' gave us Mr. Big, who not only felt feels like he belonged in a Blaxploitation action movie, but had has subordinates with hinted-at supernatural powers, which is pretty atypical for a Bond film.



* ''Literature/{{Nero Wolfe}}'' has the personal quirks and erudition of a typical Agatha Christie detective. However, all the other characters, especially Archie, belong in a tough-talking streetwise Dashiell Hammett mystery.

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* ''Literature/{{Nero Wolfe}}'' ''Literature/NeroWolfe'' has the personal quirks and erudition of a typical Agatha Christie detective. However, all the other characters, especially Archie, belong in a tough-talking streetwise Dashiell Hammett mystery.



* The trio of 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."
** Also Ted, a seemingly nice guy dating Buffy's mom who reveals a disturbing verbally abusive side. Compare to the demons and vampires he comes off almost like an after school special villain. And then we learn he's [[spoiler: a serial killer. And a malfunctioning robot]].
* Gwen [[MeaningfulName Raiden]] in ''Series/{{Angel}}''. A character with electrical powers out of a super hero show, in a VampireDetective series. She was completely unaware of the existence of magic, vampires, and demons before she met Angel.
** In Season 5, we met Numero Cinco, who worked in the mailroom at Wolfram and Hart. A retired luchador, he was clearly a pastiche of El Santo. His sheer incongruity was both unabashed and, since mostly all he did was sort mail, downright hilarious... until his "ADayInTheLimelight" episode, when it was played more like very dreary SocietyMarchesOn drama, in a SpaceWhaleAesop sense.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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The trio of MadScientist supervillains in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.supervillains. 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."
** Also Ted, a seemingly nice guy dating Buffy's mom who reveals a disturbing verbally abusive side. Compare to the demons and vampires he comes off almost like an after school special after-school-special villain. And then we learn he's [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a serial killer. And a malfunctioning robot]].
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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Gwen [[MeaningfulName Raiden]] in ''Series/{{Angel}}''.Raiden]]. A character with electrical powers out of a super hero show, in a VampireDetective series. She was completely unaware of the existence of magic, vampires, and demons before she met Angel.
** In Season 5, we met Numero Cinco, who worked in the mailroom at Wolfram and Hart. A retired luchador, he was clearly a pastiche of El Santo. His sheer incongruity was both unabashed and, since mostly all he did was sort mail, downright hilarious... until his "ADayInTheLimelight" ADayInTheLimelight episode, when it was played more like very dreary SocietyMarchesOn drama, in a SpaceWhaleAesop sense.






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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Psycho Man ''thinks'' he is in a serious action series, but soon realizes that he's part of a comedy series with NoFourthWall.
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Psycho Man ''thinks'' he is in a serious action series, but soon realizes that he's part of a comedy series with NoFourthWall.
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** "The Sweaters" has Darwin and Gumball meet [[OpposingSportsTeam the bully antagonists from a typical sports movie]], who [[SelectiveObliviousness refuse to accept]] that the brothers are not trying to compete with them in any way (and also [[NonStandardCharacterDesign look terribly out of place]] with [[OutdatedOutfit stereotypical 80s clothing]] and ''Speed Racer''-esque character designs). However, ''nearly everyone else'' suddenly starts acting like they're in a sports movie as well, so [[OnlySaneMan Gumball and Darwin]] [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand are the ones who end up feeling like strangers]].
** "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E4TheOthers The Others]]" is about a student at Elmore Junior High named Clare trying to live her life as if its an angsty teen drama. [[FailedAttemptAtDrama Her attempts at drama are always foiled]], if not by [[HostileShowTakeover Darwin and Gumball trying to make themselves the center of attention]], then by the omnipresent weirdness and silliness that she is oblivious to. She even insists that she does not "live in some amazing magic wonderland" which is exactly what [[WorldOfWeirdness Elmore]] ''is''.

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** "The Sweaters" has Darwin and Gumball meet [[OpposingSportsTeam the bully antagonists from a typical sports movie]], who [[SelectiveObliviousness refuse to accept]] that the brothers are not trying to compete with them in any way (and also [[NonStandardCharacterDesign look terribly out of place]] with [[OutdatedOutfit stereotypical 80s '80s clothing]] and ''Speed Racer''-esque character designs). However, ''nearly everyone else'' suddenly starts acting like they're in a sports movie as well, so [[OnlySaneMan Gumball and Darwin]] [[StrangerInAFamiliarLand are the ones who end up feeling like strangers]].
** "[[Recap/TheAmazingWorldOfGumballS4E4TheOthers The Others]]" is about a student at Elmore Junior High named Clare trying to live her life as if its it's an angsty teen drama. [[FailedAttemptAtDrama Her attempts at drama are always foiled]], if not by [[HostileShowTakeover Darwin and Gumball trying to make themselves the center of attention]], then by the omnipresent weirdness and silliness that she is oblivious to. She even insists that she does not "live in some amazing magic wonderland" which is exactly what [[WorldOfWeirdness Elmore]] ''is''.



** ConspiracyTheorist Matt Bluestone had it worse, since he belonged in ''Series/{{The X Files}}''.

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** ConspiracyTheorist Matt Bluestone had it worse, since he belonged in ''Series/{{The X Files}}''.''Series/TheXFiles''.



* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' introduced Bishop (and he's since become semi-regular in other TMNT media). Basically one of TheMenInBlack, his sci-fi elements were dramatically darker and more conspiratorial than the campy stuff usually featured on the series.

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* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' introduced Bishop (and he's since become semi-regular in other TMNT media). Basically one of TheMenInBlack, his sci-fi elements were dramatically darker and more conspiratorial than the campy stuff usually featured on the series.



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** Julien Advent, a heroic gentleman from the Victorian age
** John hints that Godzilla (or [[{{Kaiju}} someone similar]]) has rampaged through town once or twice


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** ''Barrier Peaks'' features a crashed alien spaceship full of robots and such.


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** Nokkar is an alien. From a big ol' SpaceOpera setting featuring an epic war between two starfaring races, and an AncientAstronauts reveal. He was intended to set up a spin-off, but as it never came to be, he stands out as the only part of the series to even have a connection to space travel.
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** Luke Cage and Iron Fist were inspired by two big film crazes of the 70s: Blaxploitation and Wuxia/Eastern martial arts. In the end they wound up partners in a private investigation firm.

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** Luke Cage ComicBook/LukeCage and Iron Fist ComicBook/IronFist were inspired by two big film crazes of the 70s: Blaxploitation and Wuxia/Eastern martial arts. In the end they wound up partners in a private investigation firm.(fittingly?) became good friends and partners.
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** Luke Cage and Iron Fist were inspired by two big film crazes of the 70s: Blaxploitation and Wuxia/Eastern martial arts. In the end they wound up partners in a private investigation firm.
2nd Mar '18 10:59:43 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Psycho Man ''thinks'' he is in a serious action series, but soon realizes that he's part of a comedy series with NoFourthWall.
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21st Feb '18 5:56:18 PM PiDa
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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 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.

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* Most ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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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 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.cast.
** As the franchise has developed significantly in terms of its themes and complexity over the years, the games often play with RevisitingTheRoots:
*** Laguna, Kiros and Ward in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', whose storyline takes place in the past, are intended as homages to the casts of SNES ''FF'' games, with minimal backstory and simpler characterisation that is largely PlayedForLaughs. In a meta example of IHatePastMe, the modern-day timeline characters, with significantly more psychologically complex writing, are shocked and embarrassed by how childish Laguna is.
*** Ardyn from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' is an InternalHomage to Creator/YoshinoriKitase's villains in a setting otherwise plastered with Creator/TetsuyaNomura's {{Creator Thumbprint}}s, and feels quite out of place.
*** Much of the humour of ''VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy'' is based on the idea of a stereotypical Creator/KazushigeNojima-style hero (a moody, adolescent DeadpanSnarker with NinetiesAntiHero elements) being recruited to save a world mostly based on the setting of the original NES ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy''. He reacts to things like Moogles and Faeries with pessimism and sarcasm.
14th Feb '18 12:28:08 PM Vox
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* Captain Martin Walker from ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' starts off as a standard issue ActionGenreHeroGuy who seems to think he's in a ''VideoGame/Call of Duty'' or ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' style straightforward military shooter, when he's actually in a DarkerAndEdgier WarIsHell deconstruction of such.

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* Captain Martin Walker from ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' starts off as a standard issue ActionGenreHeroGuy who seems to think he's in a ''VideoGame/Call of Duty'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' or ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' style straightforward military shooter, when he's actually in a DarkerAndEdgier WarIsHell deconstruction of such.
14th Feb '18 12:22:58 PM Vox
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* Captain Martin Walker from ''VideoGame/SpecOpsThe Line'' starts off as a standard issue ActionGenreHeroGuy who seems to think he's in a ''VideoGame/Call of Duty'' or ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' style straightforward military shooter, when he's actually in a DarkerAndEdgier WarIsHell deconstruction of such.

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* Captain Martin Walker from ''VideoGame/SpecOpsThe Line'' ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' starts off as a standard issue ActionGenreHeroGuy who seems to think he's in a ''VideoGame/Call of Duty'' or ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' style straightforward military shooter, when he's actually in a DarkerAndEdgier WarIsHell deconstruction of such.
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