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20th Mar '17 10:31:06 PM crashkey
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* The [[SerialEscalation first]] WhamEpisode of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' where [[spoiler: Mami, the CoolBigSis of the crew, gets killed by a witch. This is shocking to the audience not just because it happens so early in the series, or because it completely subverts our expectations about PlotArmor in the MagicalGirl genre, or because her appearance in the opening suggests she'll live at least long enough for Madoka to fight alongside her, but because for the first 80 seconds of the battle, Mami seemed to be doing [[CurbStompBattle really well]], even unloading the FinishingMove from the previous episode on it, and then, within the space of 10 seconds, the witch revealed its [[OneWingedAngel true form]] and ''bit her head off.'']]
* ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s ''Sadness Prayer'' prequel. For most of the first volume, it's a fairly standard prequel, going over events we already knew about and introducing some minor characters who have light-hearted interactions. While still dark, it's not quite as brutal as one would expect from the franchise - and then [[spoiler:Kirika murders two girls, which traumatizes her to point of HeroicBSOD and outright PsychologicalHorror style hallucinations.]]

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The [[SerialEscalation first]] WhamEpisode of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' where [[spoiler: Mami, the CoolBigSis of the crew, gets killed by a witch. This is shocking to the audience not just because it happens so early in the series, or because it completely subverts our expectations about PlotArmor in the MagicalGirl genre, or because her appearance in the opening suggests she'll live at least long enough for Madoka to fight alongside her, but because for the first 80 seconds of the battle, Mami seemed to be doing [[CurbStompBattle really well]], even unloading the FinishingMove from the previous episode on it, and then, within the space of 10 seconds, the witch revealed its [[OneWingedAngel true form]] and ''bit her head off.'']]
* ** ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s ''Sadness Prayer'' prequel. For most of the first volume, it's a fairly standard prequel, going over events we already knew about and introducing some minor characters who have light-hearted interactions. While still dark, it's not quite as brutal as one would expect from the franchise - and then [[spoiler:Kirika murders two girls, which traumatizes her to point of HeroicBSOD and outright PsychologicalHorror style hallucinations.]]
11th Mar '17 4:59:40 PM Phys101
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* [[SlowPacedBeginning The first few episodes of]] ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' played out like your typical animated adult SitCom up until "The Telescope", in which Bojack tries to make amends with his former friend Herb, [[FriendOrIdolDecision who he betrayed to save his stardom 20 years ago,]] after finding out he's in the late stages of rectal cancer. on another show, this would end in a GoldenMoment and Bojack gaining Herb's {{forgiveness}}, making it quite the shock when RealityEnsues and Herb [[RejectedApology refuses Bojack's apology]] and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls it out for the obviously insincere attempt to soothe Bojack's conscience that it is]].

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* [[SlowPacedBeginning The first few episodes of]] ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman'' played out like your typical animated adult SitCom up until "The Telescope", in which Bojack tries to make amends with his former friend Herb, [[FriendOrIdolDecision who he betrayed to save his stardom 20 years ago,]] after finding out he's in the late stages of rectal cancer. on another show, Normally, this would end in a GoldenMoment and Bojack gaining Herb's {{forgiveness}}, making it {{forgiveness}}. It's quite the shock when RealityEnsues and Herb [[RejectedApology refuses Bojack's apology]] and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls it out for the obviously insincere attempt to soothe Bojack's conscience that it is]].
11th Mar '17 4:39:14 PM Phys101
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' had a {{downplayed|trope}}, {{lampshaded}}, and promptly-{{subverted}} GutPunch when it first came out, that may have been mostly forgotten now. When Doc Brown first demonstrates his time machine, he ties the dog Einstein into the [=DeLorean=]. When the car disappears in a flash of fire-trails, many in the audience worried that the dog may have really been destroyed.

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' had a {{downplayed|trope}}, {{lampshaded}}, and promptly-{{subverted}} GutPunch when it first came out, that may have been mostly forgotten now. When Doc Brown first demonstrates his time machine, he ties the dog Einstein into the [=DeLorean=]. When At the point where the car disappears in a flash of fire-trails, many in the audience worried that the dog may have really been destroyed.
11th Mar '17 12:02:56 PM MyFinalEdits
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** ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s ''Sadness Prayer'' prequel does something similar. For most of the first volume, it's a fairly standard prequel, going over events we already knew about and introducing some minor characters who have light-hearted interactions. While still dark, it's not quite as brutal as one would expect from the franchise - and then [[spoiler:Kirika murders two girls, which traumatizes her to point of HeroicBSOD and outright PsychologicalHorror style hallucinations.]]

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** * ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s ''Sadness Prayer'' prequel does something similar.prequel. For most of the first volume, it's a fairly standard prequel, going over events we already knew about and introducing some minor characters who have light-hearted interactions. While still dark, it's not quite as brutal as one would expect from the franchise - and then [[spoiler:Kirika murders two girls, which traumatizes her to point of HeroicBSOD and outright PsychologicalHorror style hallucinations.]]
11th Mar '17 10:21:58 AM Phys101
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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' has a grim opening where dozens of condemned victims are led to a gallows in a mass hanging; whoever, the Gut Punch comes where one victim is a child who has to ''stand on a barrel'' so his neck can reach the noose, the sign that this one [[DarkerAndEdgier wasn't going to be like the first two.]]

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' has a grim opening where dozens of condemned victims are led to a gallows in a mass hanging; whoever, however, the Gut Punch comes where one victim is a child who has to ''stand on a barrel'' so his neck can reach the noose, the sign that this one [[DarkerAndEdgier wasn't going to be like the first two.]] ]]
* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' had a {{downplayed|trope}}, {{lampshaded}}, and promptly-{{subverted}} GutPunch when it first came out, that may have been mostly forgotten now. When Doc Brown first demonstrates his time machine, he ties the dog Einstein into the [=DeLorean=]. When the car disappears in a flash of fire-trails, many in the audience worried that the dog may have really been destroyed.
--> '''Marty''': "You disintegrated Einstein!"
5th Mar '17 1:20:52 PM crashkey
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** ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica'''s ''Sadness Prayer'' prequel does something similar. For most of the first volume, it's a fairly standard prequel, going over events we already knew about and introducing some minor characters who have light-hearted interactions. While still dark, it's not quite as brutal as one would expect from the franchise - and then [[spoiler:Kirika murders two girls, which traumatizes her to point of HeroicBSOD and outright PsychologicalHorror style hallucinations.]]
5th Mar '17 6:38:28 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7352899?view_full_work=true Ultrasonic]]'', a ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''/''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' crossover, opens after Marinette has been trapped in Zootopia in the body of a white cat for some time, and while we get hints that ''something'' bad happened before she was ripped from UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, the flashback scene where a typical Akuma attack ends with [[spoiler:Chat Noir losing his ring and Adrien being brutally killed]] has this effect.

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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7352899?view_full_work=true Ultrasonic]]'', ''Fanfic/{{Ultrasonic}}'', a ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug''/''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' crossover, opens after Marinette has been trapped in Zootopia in the body of a white cat for some time, and while we get hints that ''something'' bad happened before she was ripped from UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, the flashback scene where a typical Akuma attack ends with [[spoiler:Chat Noir losing his ring and Adrien being brutally killed]] has this effect.
4th Mar '17 7:20:06 PM Dere
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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'': Chaos attains his [[OneWingedAngel Perfect form]] and floods the city, reducing it to ruins and killing most of its populace.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'': Super Sonic's story is this. Shortly after Eggman and Chaos attains were defeated and peace was attained, Chaos comes back, brutally attacks Eggman and Knuckles (offscreen) and gets ahold the Chaos Emeralds. Then uses said emeralds to attain his [[OneWingedAngel Perfect form]] and floods proceeds to attack and flood the city, city most of the game took place in, reducing it to ruins and killing most of its populace.
4th Mar '17 7:09:04 PM Dere
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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': When [[BigBad Megabyte]] rockets [[TheHero Bob]] into the Web during their EnemyMine situation, stranding him there before starting his conquest of Mainframe. We're led to believe that Guardian Enzo can protect the city, but then he [[TheBadGuyWins loses a Game]], [[EyeScream his eye]], and gets [[TimeSkip Time Skipped]] into a NinetiesAntiHero.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'': When [[BigBad Megabyte]] rockets [[TheHero Bob]] into the Web during their EnemyMine situation, stranding him there before starting his conquest of Mainframe. We're led to believe that Guardian Enzo can protect the city, but then he [[TheBadGuyWins loses a Game]], [[EyeScream his eye]], and gets [[TimeSkip Time Skipped]] into a NinetiesAntiHero.an edgy gun-toting AntiHero.
4th Mar '17 7:07:08 PM Dere
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* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'': Chaos attains his [[OneWingedAngel Perfect form]] and floods the city, reducing it to ruins and killing most of its populace.
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