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19th May '18 6:32:48 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Fanfic/PerfectDiamondWorld'' starts off as a typical historical drama ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fic where someone finds out about Elsa and Anna's incestous SecretRelationship. Then, partway through the first story it takes a shift to fantasy when the ship gets attacked by the ''Disney/PeterPan'' pirates. From then the story shifts genres from grounded to fantastical, with [[spoiler:Elsa and Anna running off to an alternate universe]] and later [[spoiler:finding out they're half-god]], ending in them [[spoiler:killing their evil god grandfather]].



* ''Disney/TheLionKing''
** A particularly famous example of this trope: The first third or so focuses mainly on Simba's lighthearted escapades around his father's domain, with a tone and style typical of any Disney-made comedy. [[MoodWhiplash Then Scar kills Mufasa]] [[GutPunch and makes Simba think it was his own fault]]. The rest of the film becomes a practical drama that deals with Simba's guilt and his need to fulfill his destiny by kicking Scar off the throne of Pride Rock. [[HakunaMatata Though lighthearted elements are still present]].

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing''
''Franchise/TheLionKing''
** A particularly famous example of this trope: The first third or so of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' focuses mainly on Simba's lighthearted escapades around his father's domain, with a tone and style typical of any Disney-made comedy. [[MoodWhiplash Then Scar kills Mufasa]] [[GutPunch and makes Simba think it was his own fault]]. The rest of the film becomes a practical drama that deals with Simba's guilt and his need to fulfill his destiny by kicking Scar off the throne of Pride Rock. [[HakunaMatata Though lighthearted elements are still present]].
18th Apr '18 9:38:26 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': The show initially started out as a simple surrealist comedy, but the creators later shifted it to social commentary and satire of current events. This also coincided with a general ArtShift that introduced more realistic character designs and animation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': The show initially started out as a simple surrealist comedy, but the creators later shifted it to social commentary and satire of current events. This also coincided with a general ArtShift ArtEvolution that introduced more realistic character designs and animation.
18th Apr '18 9:37:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** ''South Park'' initially started out as a simple surrealist comedy, but the creators later shifted it to a commentary of the real world, from everything such as politics to celebrities. The creators intentionally wrote Mr. Hat out of the show as a symbol of the transition.
*** Seasons 18, 19 and 20 have pushed this even further, with having full season story arcs that are based almost completely on political and social commentary.
** In-universe: in "Sexual Healing", the video game franchise ''Tiger Woods PGA'' Tour turned into a pastiche of fighting games based on Woods' marital infidelity. Cartman, Stan, and Kenny loved the game. Once Woods got over his sexual addiction at the end of the episode, the next ''PGA Tour'' game went back to the status quo, upsetting Cartman and Stan (Kenny, meanwhile, had died. Again).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** ''South Park''
''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': The show initially started out as a simple surrealist comedy, but the creators later shifted it to a social commentary of the real world, from everything such as politics to celebrities. The creators intentionally wrote Mr. Hat out of the show as a symbol of the transition.
*** Seasons 18, 19
and 20 have pushed this even further, satire of current events. This also coincided with having full season story arcs a general ArtShift that are based almost completely on political introduced more realistic character designs and social commentary.
** In-universe: in "Sexual Healing", the video game franchise ''Tiger Woods PGA'' Tour turned into a pastiche of fighting games based on Woods' marital infidelity. Cartman, Stan, and Kenny loved the game. Once Woods got over his sexual addiction at the end of the episode, the next ''PGA Tour'' game went back to the status quo, upsetting Cartman and Stan (Kenny, meanwhile, had died. Again).
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16th Apr '18 12:35:58 PM Qrow
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was initially an [[AffectionateParody Affectionate]] DeconstructiveParody of the MagicalGirl genre, but in Season 3 sees a major shift into what can almost be called HighFantasy. The setting changes from Earth to Mewni, which all on its own alters the premise of the show. The majority of the Earth cast is left behind, replaced by the magical characters that had been side-characters before. The Myth Arc introduced in Season 2 takes full control, and the focus shifts from Star learning to adjust to Earth culture and use her magic, to Star learning to handle the responsibilities of Royalty, and uncovering the [[DarkSecret Dark Secrets]] of her family.
12th Mar '18 9:55:22 AM Qrow
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', which was made by same company as the above, started out focusing on a Hogwarts-esque school for training teenagers in figting monsters called Grimm, in a ScienceFantasy setting, while the main team had adventures in the surrounding CityOfAdventure. However, at the end of Volume 3, [[spoiler: said school is completely destroyed, and several main characters are KilledOffForReal]], resulting in the characters instead now traveling their world, while the show gets a ''much'' [[CerebusSyndrome darker tone]], and the "fantasy" parts of "ScienceFantasy" getting a lot more focus.
27th Feb '18 9:42:06 AM TheMountainKing
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was an Asian-influenced HighFantasy that featured its heroes WanderingTheEarth to stop an EvilOverlord with few {{Steampunk}} elements and couple asethetics in final season. The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', by contrast, is an Asian-influenced UrbanFantasy series with the protagonists fighting an AntiMagicalFaction in a CityOfAdventure, with the following books dealing with [[EvilOverlord stopping the Evil Water Tribe leader]] from [[EvilReactionary opening the Spirts Portals which the first Avatar, Wan, closed ten thousands years ago]] and stop [[GodOfEvil Vaatu]], preventing a group of anarchists [[RenegadeSplinterFaction (Whose faction was created by rogue memebers of the White Lotus)]] from [[BombThrowingAnarchists destroying all nations and the Avatar]], and the consequences of the fall of the Earth Kingdom and the latter creation of the [[TheEmpire Earth Empire]] under [[PuttingOnTheReich Kuvira's regime]].
** Technology from the show has also advanced from {{Steampunk}} across most of the original series to a more RoaringTwenties aesthetics in the sequel Books and with these developing into {{Dieselpunk}} themes during Books 3 and 4.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was an Asian-influenced HighFantasy that featured its heroes WanderingTheEarth to stop an EvilOverlord with few {{Steampunk}} elements and couple asethetics in the final season. The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', by contrast, is an Asian-influenced UrbanFantasy series with the protagonists fighting an AntiMagicalFaction in a CityOfAdventure, with the following books dealing with [[EvilOverlord stopping the Evil Water Tribe leader]] from [[EvilReactionary opening the Spirts Portals which the first Avatar, Wan, closed ten thousands years ago]] and stop [[GodOfEvil Vaatu]], preventing a group of anarchists [[RenegadeSplinterFaction (Whose faction was created by rogue memebers of the White Lotus)]] from [[BombThrowingAnarchists destroying all nations and the Avatar]], and the consequences of the fall of the Earth Kingdom and the latter creation of the [[TheEmpire Earth Empire]] under [[PuttingOnTheReich Kuvira's regime]].
** Technology from the show has also advanced from {{Steampunk}} across most of the original series to a more RoaringTwenties aesthetics in the sequel Books and with these developing into {{Dieselpunk}} themes during Books 3 and 4.
3rd Feb '18 2:41:52 PM Discar
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was an Asian-influenced HighFantasy that featured its heroes WanderingTheEarth to stop an EvilOverlord with few {{Steampunk}} elements and couple asethetics in final season. The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', by contrast, is an Asian-influenced UrbanFantasy series with the protagonists fighting an AntiMagicalFaction in a CityOfAdventure, with the following books dealing with [[EvilOverlord stopping the Evil Water Tribe leader]] from [[EvilReactionary opening the Spirts Portals which the first Avatar, Wan, closed ten thousands years ago]] and stop [[GodOfEvil Vaatu]], preventing a group of anarchists [[RenegadeSplinterFaction (Whose faction was created by rogue memebers of the White Lotus)]] from [[BombThrowingAnarchists destroying all nations and the Avatar]], and the consequences of the fall of [[TheKingdom the Earth Kingdom]] and the latter creation of the [[TheEmpire Earth Empire]] under [[PuttingOnTheReich Kuvira's regime]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' was an Asian-influenced HighFantasy that featured its heroes WanderingTheEarth to stop an EvilOverlord with few {{Steampunk}} elements and couple asethetics in final season. The SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', by contrast, is an Asian-influenced UrbanFantasy series with the protagonists fighting an AntiMagicalFaction in a CityOfAdventure, with the following books dealing with [[EvilOverlord stopping the Evil Water Tribe leader]] from [[EvilReactionary opening the Spirts Portals which the first Avatar, Wan, closed ten thousands years ago]] and stop [[GodOfEvil Vaatu]], preventing a group of anarchists [[RenegadeSplinterFaction (Whose faction was created by rogue memebers of the White Lotus)]] from [[BombThrowingAnarchists destroying all nations and the Avatar]], and the consequences of the fall of [[TheKingdom the Earth Kingdom]] Kingdom and the latter creation of the [[TheEmpire Earth Empire]] under [[PuttingOnTheReich Kuvira's regime]].
19th Jan '18 8:27:00 AM lalalei2001
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* ''WebVideo/TwelveHundredGhosts'' is over 400 adaptations of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' and shifts from the regular work to steamy romances, comedies, parodies, and back again.
12th Jan '18 9:28:54 AM Nyte
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* ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' in his early days dealt with street-level crime but had none of the gritty crime-noir feel that Creator/FrankMiller brought to the table during his run.
11th Nov '17 8:25:14 PM SithkingZero
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* ''Deliberately Invoked'' in [[Fanfic/HowToDrillYourWayThroughYourProblems How To Drill Your Way Through Your Problems,]] a [[Literature/{{Worm}} Worm Self-Insert]] fanfiction. The setting is that of Worm, which is a grimdark superhero story, where the "SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids" trope is one of the cornerstones of the setting... which makes it all the more jarring that Will Carran, the SI, has been given Spiral Power. From Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann. The setting that took "SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers," took it UpToEleven, and added fire and giant robots.
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