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8th Dec '17 5:09:53 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Film/TheGreatWaldoPepper'' is a tragic movie that starts off looking like a nostalgic comedy-drama. The death of the character Mary Beth in a failed wing-walking attempt is the turning point, one which, according to the film's writer Creator/WilliamGoldman, was too extreme for most audience members to tolerate, leading to the film's financial failure.
12th Nov '17 8:41:14 PM BobRiddle
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Sub Trope of FromBadToWorse, CerebusSyndrome, DarkerAndEdgier, and MoodWhiplash. Super Trope to SacrificialLion, SurpriseCreepy, KillTheCutie, DecoyProtagonist, and especially WakeUpCallBoss. The KnightOfCerebus, TragicMonster, and the HeroKiller are three characters extremely likely to cause one of these. Sometimes related to PlayerPunch.

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Sub Trope of FromBadToWorse, CerebusSyndrome, DarkerAndEdgier, and MoodWhiplash. Super Trope to SacrificialLion, SurpriseCreepy, KillTheCutie, DecoyProtagonist, and especially WakeUpCallBoss. The KnightOfCerebus, TragicMonster, and the HeroKiller are three characters extremely likely to cause one of these. Sometimes related to PlayerPunch.
PlayerPunch. [[IThoughtItMeant Do not confuse with]] GroinAttack.
1st Nov '17 11:05:33 AM MyFinalEdits
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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The last third of the anime series got increasingly darker due to the new enemies: Professor Morimori was murdered, [[FemBot Aphrodite A]] was definitely destroyed -- which was a big deal and caused Sayaka to suffer an HeroicBSOD. Kouji and Shiro's mother returned only to be revealed as an imposter, while poor Shiro was forced to shoot her in spite of his uncertainty as to whether or not she was his real mother. And then you have the final episode wherein the heroes triumph over Dr. Hell and return to his HomeBase ... only to find out one of the CoDragons was secretly working for a BiggerBad. Then two unknown {{Robeast}}s appear, easily destroying the Institute, Diana-A and Boss Borot; when Kouji goes out to fight them, they easily and mercilessly trash the apparently invincible Mazinger-Z.
*** This episode was better developed in the ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature. Several Mykene [[{{Robeast}} War Beasts]] lay waste to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, UsefulNotes/{{London}} and UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} in a single day before heading towards UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}. Kouji sorties out to fight and gets completely trounced as they burn Tokyo to ashes. Meanwhile back in the Institute, another War Beast strikes, bringing the place down. Shiro gets badly wounded when a ceiling falls on him, and lapses into a coma. The next morning, another squad of War Beasts attacks, and Kouji deploys Mazinger-Z despite his injuries and weakened state -- not to mention that his robot is unrepaired and power-depleted. He's outnumbered and is being easily defeated until [[ButtMonkey Boss]] manages to destroy one of the Beasts out of sheer luck. And the cast breathes relieved for a second ... until the Beasts easily get rid of Boss and return to trash around a helpless, powerless Kouji.

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** ''Anime/MazingerZ'': The last third of the anime series got increasingly darker due to the new enemies: Professor Morimori was murdered, [[FemBot Aphrodite A]] was definitely destroyed -- which was a big deal and caused Sayaka to suffer an HeroicBSOD. Kouji and Shiro's mother returned only to be revealed as an imposter, while poor Shiro was forced to shoot her in spite of his uncertainty as to whether or not she was his real mother. And then you have the final episode wherein the heroes triumph over Dr. Hell and return to his HomeBase ... only to find out one of the CoDragons was secretly working for a BiggerBad. Then two unknown {{Robeast}}s appear, easily destroying the Institute, Diana-A and Boss Borot; when Kouji goes out to fight them, they easily and mercilessly trash the apparently invincible Mazinger-Z.
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Mazinger-Z.\\
This episode was better developed in the ''Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness'' feature. Several Mykene [[{{Robeast}} War Beasts]] lay waste to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, UsefulNotes/{{London}} and UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} in a single day before heading towards UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}. Kouji sorties out to fight and gets completely trounced as they burn Tokyo to ashes. Meanwhile back in the Institute, another War Beast strikes, bringing the place down. Shiro gets badly wounded when a ceiling falls on him, and lapses into a coma. The next morning, another squad of War Beasts attacks, and Kouji deploys Mazinger-Z despite his injuries and weakened state -- not to mention that his robot is unrepaired and power-depleted. He's outnumbered and is being easily defeated until [[ButtMonkey Boss]] manages to destroy one of the Beasts out of sheer luck. And the cast breathes relieved for a second ... until the Beasts easily get rid of Boss and return to trash around a helpless, powerless Kouji.
1st Nov '17 11:04:33 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]]'' [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.
** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne'' is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]]]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]]'' [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.
** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne'' is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]]]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]
31st Oct '17 10:52:21 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] father,]]'' [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.
31st Oct '17 10:51:52 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]]]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]

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** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne ''Film/RogueOne'' is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]]]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]
31st Oct '17 10:51:16 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]] ]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]

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** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]] ]] K-2SO]]]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]
31st Oct '17 10:50:49 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]]] Solo]]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.
31st Oct '17 10:50:14 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]] ]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.

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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]] ]] Solo]]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.deaths.
** Similarly, ''Film/RogueOne is somewhat DarkerAndEdgier but nothing that we haven't seen before in ''Star Wars'' up until the moment when [[spoiler: [[PluckyComicRelief K-2SO]] ]] pulls a YouShallNotPass to protect the leads, signalling that not all the heroes are gonna make it out of this movie. [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll Or any of them.]]]]
22nd Oct '17 7:07:39 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has a lighthearted "reunion special" for the first two thirds of its runtime - until Kylo Ren stabs [[spoiler: ''[[MoralEventHorizon his own father,]] [[AnyoneCanDie Han Solo]] ]] right through the chest, demonstrating that the new Star Wars movies are [[AnyoneCanDie pulling no punches]] when it comes to major character deaths.
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