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31st May '16 5:39:51 AM Doug86
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** Many of the Adventure Path's represent different genres. Iron Gods is Science Fantasy (set in the aforementioned Numeria), Mummy's Mask is an ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' style archeological adventure, Skull & Shackles is piracy on the high seas, Reign of Winter starts as a take on Russian fairy tales then turns into a world hopping adventure reminiscent of DoctorWho with a chapter set in WorldWarOne. Carrion Crown however is the king of this trope; it takes on Horror Movie tropes, but each chapter is based around a different subgenre; haunted house, Frankenstein story, lycanthropes, Lovecraftian horror, vampire story, and apocalyptic horror.

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** Many of the Adventure Path's represent different genres. Iron Gods is Science Fantasy (set in the aforementioned Numeria), Mummy's Mask is an ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' style archeological adventure, Skull & Shackles is piracy on the high seas, Reign of Winter starts as a take on Russian fairy tales then turns into a world hopping adventure reminiscent of DoctorWho with a chapter set in WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Carrion Crown however is the king of this trope; it takes on Horror Movie tropes, but each chapter is based around a different subgenre; haunted house, Frankenstein story, lycanthropes, Lovecraftian horror, vampire story, and apocalyptic horror.
15th May '16 12:58:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Creator/DreamWorksAnimation'': Originally, Dreamworks focused on sweeping epics, and more serious stories such as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. These unfortunately fell under the umbrella of ''AllAnimationIsDisney''. Now, barring some of their more [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda recent]] [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon efforts]], it can be hard to remember when their films weren't based primarily on pop-culture references and heavily marketed celebrity voice-acting. As alluded before, however, Dreamworks shifted once again, with its movies once more taking themselves seriously while remaining healthily comedic. While still not quite as serious as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', the tone generally leans towards what was seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''.

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* ''Creator/DreamWorksAnimation'': Originally, Dreamworks focused on sweeping epics, and more serious stories such as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. These unfortunately fell under the umbrella of ''AllAnimationIsDisney''.AllAnimationIsDisney. Now, barring some of their more [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda recent]] [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon efforts]], it can be hard to remember when their films weren't based primarily on pop-culture references and heavily marketed celebrity voice-acting. As alluded before, however, Dreamworks shifted once again, with its movies once more taking themselves seriously while remaining healthily comedic. While still not quite as serious as ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', the tone generally leans towards what was seen in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado''.
14th May '16 7:45:14 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Championship Wrestling From Florida went from a regional territory in the 1950s featuring matches made up mostly of mat wrestling, to a premier member of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance in the 1970s-80s that featured a very rough mix of grappling and brawling alongside such angles as a Satanic {{cult}}, to the FCW super indie in the late 1980s that relied more on showcasing hyped up wrestlers and angles from elsewhere with very few regulars(which briefly took back the CWF name in 2003), to a developmental brand in the late 2000s whose purpose was to send wrestlers elsewhere that was much more consistent in tone than its super indie days but much cleaner and more watered down from its NWA heyday.
* [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] ''started out'' as anything goes martial arts vs pro wrestling company but increasingly the "anything goes" started to push out the "martial arts" one ignored, eventually becoming {{blood sport}} featuring all kinds of {{improvised weapon}}s, [[InterestingSituationDuel fights happening in all sorts of locations]] and all sorts of pro wrestling styles not usually found together on a single card. Then Kodo Fuyuki became booker to a more angle/story driven product with more homogenized wrestling but wilder and more shocking publicity stunts. The {{revival}} is closer to the blood sport, many styles anything goes approach but still has some nods to the "sports entertainment" era.
* IWA Japan started out as a violent garbage fed but in the long run it proved unable to compete directly with FMW on that front and became a more comedy driven product.
* In the mid 1990s, [[Wrestling/{{ECW}} Eastern Championship Wrestling]] was the flagship of the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance, featuring some silly [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] but mostly no nonsense technical wrestling matches. ''Then'' a certain Wrestling/ShaneDouglas promo was cut and {{garbage wrestler}}s began to multiply within the roster. Although this wasn't entirely by design. The company was still centered around technical wrestlers, and many wrestlers from Japan and luchadors from Mexico who were well versed in styles other than garbage were also brought in, it's just ''those'' wrestlers got poached by Wrestling/{{WCW}}, so hardcore violence ended up being ECW's legacy.
* Wrestling/{{CZW}} went from BackyardWrestling, to ECW imitator, to a more regulated, if highly divided by factions, sports fed that just so happened to regularly sanction garbage wrestling.
* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling's infamous "Puroresu Love" period was a major genre shift away from the highly regulated, formal approach Giant Baba had as booker to a much sillier angle driven approach mandated by Wrestling/KeijiMuto on account the old approach would no longer work for them when [[Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH NOAH]] was also using it with most of what used to be All Japan's roster. NOAH's decline and Muto's departure saw an attempted return to form.
* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling dramatically switched from a promotion based around kicks, submission holds and junior heavyweight athletics lightened by comic relief and strange gimmicks to a "shoot" promotion that pitted pro wrestlers against judoka, mixed martial artists and such in a period known as "Inokism". This proved to be failure, with NJPW switched back and the "Inokism" approach finding more success in IGF.
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor has increasingly moved away from the super indie it was at its inception towards the model of a more grounded wrestling promotion with a larger regular roster, more schedule and intermediate events in between larger shows while also relaxing some of the strict conduct enforcement that distinguished it from the other super indies somewhat(which makes sense, seeing as it no longer qualifies).
* EVOLVE went from a highly strict and regulated promotion with harsh punishment for violators with a constantly changing hierarchy based around mixed style fights to a very loosely enforced fed which {{power stable}}s run rampant over.[[/folder]]
19th Apr '16 12:42:40 PM erforce
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** Many of the Adventure Path's represent different genres. Iron Gods is Science Fantasy (set in the aforementioned Numeria), Mummy's Mask is an IndianaJones style archeological adventure, Skull & Shackles is piracy on the high seas, Reign of Winter starts as a take on Russian fairy tales then turns into a world hopping adventure reminiscent of DoctorWho with a chapter set in WorldWarOne. Carrion Crown however is the king of this trope; it takes on Horror Movie tropes, but each chapter is based around a different subgenre; haunted house, Frankenstein story, lycanthropes, Lovecraftian horror, vampire story, and apocalyptic horror.

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** Many of the Adventure Path's represent different genres. Iron Gods is Science Fantasy (set in the aforementioned Numeria), Mummy's Mask is an IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' style archeological adventure, Skull & Shackles is piracy on the high seas, Reign of Winter starts as a take on Russian fairy tales then turns into a world hopping adventure reminiscent of DoctorWho with a chapter set in WorldWarOne. Carrion Crown however is the king of this trope; it takes on Horror Movie tropes, but each chapter is based around a different subgenre; haunted house, Frankenstein story, lycanthropes, Lovecraftian horror, vampire story, and apocalyptic horror.
10th Feb '16 10:37:11 AM JMQwilleran
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates''' original form, the show could more-or-less be described as ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' [-[[RecycledInSpace WITH PIRATES]]-] (who [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything don't do anything]]). Things such as FakeInteractivity and comic adventures with vague morals to teach were all common fare. The later installments, particularly ''Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates'', have seen a major shift towards action, with high-stakes specials, serious villains and Jake (Captain Jake) engaging in swordplay using a magic sword.
3rd Feb '16 6:37:07 PM RAMChYLD
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* The final ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' made-for-TV special, ''Down to Earth'', suddenly shifted to full-on slice of life. The other episodes are slice of life with a tinge of good-versus-evil.
21st Jan '16 10:47:24 AM Spindriver
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* Since-ended Website/{{Keenspot}} comic ''Cool Cat Studio'' started out as a mundane office comedy without any hint of unusual goings-on. Then one of the characters underwent alien abduction and cloning. Eventually the comic became an all-out FantasyKitchenSink, with arcs centered around ghosts, magic, secret agents, and extraterrestrial war.

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* Since-ended Website/{{Keenspot}} comic ''Cool Cat Studio'' ''Webcomic/CoolCatStudio'' started out as a mundane office comedy without any hint of unusual goings-on. Then one of the characters underwent alien abduction AlienAbduction and cloning. Eventually the comic became an all-out FantasyKitchenSink, with arcs centered around ghosts, magic, secret agents, private eyes, and extraterrestrial war.
19th Jan '16 6:45:14 PM Fixx42
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* Podcast/Wolf 359: Wolf 359 begins as a sci-fi comedy, and then suddenly adds drama and mystery at the end of the first season.

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* Podcast/Wolf Wolf 359: Wolf 359 begins as a sci-fi comedy, and then suddenly adds drama and mystery at the end of the first season.
19th Jan '16 6:43:50 PM Fixx42
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* Podcast/Wolf 359: Wolf 359 begins as a sci-fi comedy, and then suddenly adds drama and mystery at the end of the first season.
29th Nov '15 6:26:34 PM immblueversion
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' movies are mostly HighShoolAU with some MagicalGirls elements. The third movie, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', adds in a few action and science-fiction elements, including talks of alternate worlds, advanced technological devices that could steal magic [[spoiler:and the villain of the story causing a RealityBleed between both worlds.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' movies are mostly HighShoolAU HighSchoolAU with some MagicalGirls elements. The third movie, ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'', adds in a few action and science-fiction elements, including talks of alternate worlds, advanced technological devices that could steal magic [[spoiler:and the villain of the story causing a RealityBleed between both worlds.]]
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