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12th Feb '16 5:27:06 PM ObsidianFire
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Genre savviness sometimes occurs when AndYouThoughtItWasAGame shows up. This is a JustifiedTrope in situations where the character was initially recruited for their knowledge of the genre. (''Film/GalaxyQuest'', ''TheLastStarfighter'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos!'') It can also be justified through experience -- hopefully, after going through dozens of LetsYouAndHimFight scenarios a superhero will eventually see them coming and start trying to avoid them ahead of time.
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Genre savviness sometimes occurs when AndYouThoughtItWasAGame shows up. This is a JustifiedTrope in situations where the character was initially recruited for their knowledge of the genre. (''Film/GalaxyQuest'', genre like in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', ''TheLastStarfighter'', ''Film/ThreeAmigos!'') It can also be justified through experience -- hopefully, after going through dozens of LetsYouAndHimFight scenarios a superhero will eventually see them coming and start trying to avoid them ahead of time. ''Film/ThreeAmigos!''.

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16th Dec '15 2:14:17 PM DragonQuestZ
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''[[DescribeTopicHere I've seen this movie. The best action is to Describe GenreSavvy Here.]]''
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''[[DescribeTopicHere I've seen this movie. The best action safest thing to do is to Describe GenreSavvy Here.]]''
22nd Nov '15 3:38:30 AM SuperbowserX
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They can tell fairly early that the [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter strange old man who's offering free lollipops]] is probably best avoided. And they've seen enough [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]] to know that when there's an AxCrazy murderer on the loose, the ''last'' thing you want to do is either [[NeverSplitTheParty split]] [[AloneWithThePsycho up]], [[DeathBySex boink your significant other]], or [[CuriosityKilledTheCast investigate strange noises]] in the SinisterSubway. They know how to avoid getting a bad rank on the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality.
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They can tell fairly early that the [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter strange old man who's offering free lollipops]] is probably best avoided. And they've seen enough [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]] to know that when there's an AxCrazy murderer on the loose, the ''last'' thing you want to do is either [[NeverSplitTheParty split]] [[AloneWithThePsycho up]], [[DeathBySex boink your significant other]], or [[CuriosityKilledTheCast investigate strange noises]] in the SinisterSubway. They know how to avoid getting a bad rank on the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality. SortingAlgorithmOfMortality. They'll take precautions and insurance policies to ensure that they're less at the risk of YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.
7th Nov '15 8:20:44 PM Mhazard
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When a person decides to weaponize this and [[DefiedTrope dodges every trope]] and IdiotBall that comes their way, they are DangerouslyGenreSavvy. When they don't, it's DeathByGenreSavviness. If a character uses his Genre Savviness just to make humorous observations, he's a MetaGuy. When characters are not consciously Genre Savvy but regularly act within the limitations of the genre they're in anyway, they are FunctionalGenreSavvy. Compare with MediumAwareness.
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When a person decides to weaponize this and [[DefiedTrope dodges every trope]] and IdiotBall that comes their way, they are DangerouslyGenreSavvy. When they don't, it's DeathByGenreSavviness. When a person prepares for every unlikely trope before it happens, they are CrazyPrepared. If a character uses his Genre Savviness just to make humorous observations, he's a MetaGuy. When characters are not consciously Genre Savvy but regularly act within the limitations of the genre they're in anyway, they are FunctionalGenreSavvy. Compare with MediumAwareness.
31st Aug '15 5:41:56 PM ANTMuddle
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The Ax Murderer does not, of course, always have an ax.
They can tell fairly early that the [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter strange old man who's offering free lollipops]] is probably best avoided. And they've seen enough [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]] to know that when there's an ax murderer on the loose, the ''last'' thing you want to do is either [[NeverSplitTheParty split]] [[AloneWithThePsycho up]], [[DeathBySex boink your significant other]], or [[CuriosityKilledTheCast investigate strange noises]] in the SinisterSubway. They know how to avoid getting a bad rank on the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality.
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They can tell fairly early that the [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter strange old man who's offering free lollipops]] is probably best avoided. And they've seen enough [[{{Horror}} Horror movies]] to know that when there's an ax AxCrazy murderer on the loose, the ''last'' thing you want to do is either [[NeverSplitTheParty split]] [[AloneWithThePsycho up]], [[DeathBySex boink your significant other]], or [[CuriosityKilledTheCast investigate strange noises]] in the SinisterSubway. They know how to avoid getting a bad rank on the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality.
22nd Aug '15 1:30:53 PM DragonQuestZ
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[[DescribeTopicHere I've seen this movie. The best action is to Describe GenreSavvy Here.]]
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22nd Aug '15 1:30:29 PM DragonQuestZ
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11th May '15 10:28:07 AM Discar
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->'''Angela Moore:''' This doesn't make any sense. ->'''Shawn Hunter:''' It does if you've seen as many horror movies as I have. This is classic. The locked door, the scary janitor, the bloody warning and... our soon to be first victim. ->-Everyone looks at Kenny- ->'''Kenny:''' Me? Why me? ->'''Cory Matthews:''' Well Kenny, it's certainly not going to be any of us! -->-- ''BoyMeetsWorld''
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->'''Angela Moore:''' This doesn't make any sense. ->'''Shawn sense.\\ '''Shawn Hunter:''' It does if you've seen as many horror movies as I have. This is classic. The locked door, the scary janitor, the bloody warning and... our soon to be first victim. ->-Everyone victim.\\ ''[everyone looks at Kenny- ->'''Kenny:''' Kenny]''\\ '''Kenny:''' Me? Why me? ->'''Cory me?\\ '''Cory Matthews:''' Well Kenny, it's certainly not going to be any of us! -->-- ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''
9th May '15 2:22:35 AM eroock
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-->--''BoyMeetsWorld''
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31st Mar '15 7:14:10 PM DoctorNemesis
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While Genre Savvy can be used to add spice to a tired old plot and create self-aware, intelligent characters, [[TropesAreNotGood it's not always the right thing to do]] -- a character who is ''too'' Genre Savvy can risk puncturing their story and turning it into a joke, which is a bit of a problem if it's supposed to be taken seriously. Furthermore, it can also ruin drama and suspense; some genres require a certain amount of the RuleOfDrama and GenreBlindness to effectively function, and in these cases the reader is always going to be asked to embrace the AnthropicPrinciple and WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to some degree in order to accept the premise of the story. Otherwise, if a character knows exactly what type of story what to do to get out of their story in a quick, easy and painless fashion at every turn, they're going to do it, and consequently lead an easy, trouble-free life, and... why are we watching them again?
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While Genre Savvy can be used to add spice to a tired old plot and create self-aware, intelligent characters, [[TropesAreNotGood it's not always the right thing to do]] -- a do]]. A character who is ''too'' Genre Savvy can risk puncturing their story and turning it into a joke, which is a bit of a problem if it's supposed to be taken seriously. Furthermore, it can also ruin drama and suspense; some suspense. Some genres require a certain amount of the RuleOfDrama and GenreBlindness to effectively function, and in these cases the reader is always going to be asked to embrace the AnthropicPrinciple and WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief to some degree in order to accept the premise of the story. Otherwise, if a character knows exactly what type of story they're in and what to do to get out of their story in a quick, easy and painless fashion at every turn, fashion, they're going to do it, and consequently lead an easy, trouble-free life, and... why are we watching them again?
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