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24th Jan '16 7:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' played straight the HideYourLesbians trope throughout the series, giving only the tiniest of hints that Maggie Sawyer was gay, despite her status as an out-lesbian in the comics since 1988. However, the series not only subverted, but ''inverted'' the BuryYourGays trope when it came to Maggie. The opening scene of ''Apokolips...Now!'' contained a perfect set up for [[BuryYourGays her death]], she is blown out of her car during an attack by Intergang and the next shot has her badly burned and motionless beneath a crushing pile of rubble, ''without'' [[EyeAwaken moving her eyes]] or [[FingerTwitchingRevival her fingers]], but she ultimately survives the encounter. That is a straight subversion of the BuryYourGays trope. However, the show then went on to invert the trope as well, as the same scene that revealed that Maggie had survived (Subverting the trope) was also the first scene to hint at her sexuality, when she was visited in the hospital by a woman the DVD commentary and credits reveal to be Toby Raines, her partner from the comics. BuryYourGays is often used as a way of getting rid of homosexual characters, of obscuring their nature before it could be brought into the story, but here it is used as a way to ''reveal'' a homosexual character. Also Inverted when [[spoiler: her straight beat partner Dan Turpin is KilledOffForReal.]]
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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' played straight the HideYourLesbians trope throughout the series, giving only the tiniest of hints that Maggie Sawyer was gay, despite her status as an out-lesbian in the comics since 1988. However, the series not only subverted, but ''inverted'' the BuryYourGays trope when it came to Maggie. The opening scene of ''Apokolips...Now!'' contained a perfect set up for [[BuryYourGays her death]], she is blown out of her car during an attack by Intergang and the next shot has her badly burned and motionless beneath a crushing pile of rubble, ''without'' [[EyeAwaken moving her eyes]] or [[FingerTwitchingRevival her fingers]], but she ultimately survives the encounter. That is a straight subversion of the BuryYourGays trope. However, the show then went on to invert the trope as well, as the same scene that revealed that Maggie had survived (Subverting the trope) was also the first scene to hint at her sexuality, when she was visited in the hospital by a woman the DVD commentary and credits reveal to be Toby Raines, her partner from the comics. BuryYourGays is often used as a way of getting rid of homosexual characters, of obscuring their nature before it could be brought into the story, but here it is used as a way to ''reveal'' a homosexual character. Also Inverted when [[spoiler: her straight beat partner Dan Turpin is KilledOffForReal.]]
9th Oct '15 8:33:46 AM AsForMyHandle
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->''"To say, for instance, that education is beneficial, it's a commonplace; but to say that education is harmful, it's a contrary commonplace. It's ostensibly more foppish, but [[NotSoDifferent in essence, it's one and the same]]."''
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->''"To say, for instance, that education is beneficial, it's a commonplace; but to say that education is harmful, it's a contrary commonplace. It's ostensibly more foppish, but [[NotSoDifferent in essence, it's one and the same]].same."''
20th Sep '15 9:15:43 PM Shadoboy
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* ''UglyAmericans'' inverts WifeHusbandry in the episode "Callie's Sister". The titular character, Lilith Maggotbone, is given in arranged marriage to Dwayne Boneraper when she becomes of age and in the meanwhile, Mark Lily is more than happy to raise her as his daughter (made easier because she ages one year per day). However, during the wedding ceremony, she reveals she wants to marry her adopted father, so first she tries to kill both Callie and Dwayne.
4th Sep '15 6:00:22 AM ANTMuddle
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A particular form of creatively reusing an existing trope: The {{trope}} is turned exactly on its head, or shown on its flip side. For example, a trope that typically applies to heroes is applied to a villain, or a trope that typically applies to males is applied to a female character, or the other way around (GenderInvertedTrope). Some good examples are also in GenreBlindness, where rather than being blind to the conventions of the story-type they are in, the characters are presented as [[GenreSavvy being hyper-aware of the conventions]]. A trope can often be inverted in more than one way. Indicative of PostModernism.
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A particular form of creatively reusing an existing trope: The {{trope}} is turned exactly on its head, or shown on its flip side.the other way around. For example, a trope that typically applies to heroes is applied to a villain, or a trope that typically applies to males is applied to a female character, or the other way around (GenderInvertedTrope). Some good examples are also in GenreBlindness, where rather than being blind to the conventions of the story-type they are in, the characters are presented as [[GenreSavvy being hyper-aware of the conventions]]. A trope can often be inverted in more than one way. Indicative of PostModernism.
4th Sep '15 5:59:56 AM ANTMuddle
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For almost any trope, there is a flip side.
28th Aug '15 11:03:04 AM Sharysa
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* ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' plays a lot with its [[{{Troperiffic}} many, many tropes.]] But as a DeconstructionFic of [[Series/{{Glee}} Blaine and Kurt]]'s canonical ButNotTooGay status, it turns out that Blaine [[spoiler: lost his virginity at sixteen because he wanted to invoke SexEqualsLove(!!!)]]. Being [[RealityEnsues real life]] as opposed to a fairy tale, [[BreakTheCutie it didn't work at all]] and left him with [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest deep emotional scars]]--leading to a very painful inversion of ''YouNeedToGetLaid.'' This is one of the biggest CerebusRetcons for Blaine's RelationshipSue status in canon, and [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap the general consensus is that Blaine needs lots of hugs.]]
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* ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' plays a lot with its [[{{Troperiffic}} many, many tropes.]] But as a DeconstructionFic of [[Series/{{Glee}} Blaine and Kurt]]'s canonical ButNotTooGay status, it turns out that Blaine [[spoiler: lost his virginity at sixteen because he wanted to invoke SexEqualsLove(!!!)]]. Being [[RealityEnsues real life]] as opposed to a fairy tale, [[BreakTheCutie it didn't work at all]] and left him with [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest deep emotional scars]]--leading to a very painful inversion of ''YouNeedToGetLaid.'' This is one of the biggest CerebusRetcons {{Cerebus Retcon}}s for Blaine's RelationshipSue status in canon, and [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap the general consensus is that reviewers frequently want to give Blaine needs lots of hugs.a hug.]]
28th Aug '15 11:02:03 AM Sharysa
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* ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' plays a lot with its [[{{Troperiffic}} many, many tropes.]] But as a DeconstructionFic of [[Series/{{Glee}} Blaine and Kurt]]'s canonical ButNotTooGay status, it turns out that Blaine [[spoiler: lost his virginity at sixteen because he wanted to invoke SexEqualsLove]]. Being [[RealityEnsues real life]] as opposed to a fairy tale, [[BreakTheCutie it didn't work at all]]--leading to a very painful inversion of ''YouNeedToGetLaid.''
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* ''FanFic/HuntingTheUnicorn'' plays a lot with its [[{{Troperiffic}} many, many tropes.]] But as a DeconstructionFic of [[Series/{{Glee}} Blaine and Kurt]]'s canonical ButNotTooGay status, it turns out that Blaine [[spoiler: lost his virginity at sixteen because he wanted to invoke SexEqualsLove]]. SexEqualsLove(!!!)]]. Being [[RealityEnsues real life]] as opposed to a fairy tale, [[BreakTheCutie it didn't work at all]]--leading all]] and left him with [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest deep emotional scars]]--leading to a very painful inversion of ''YouNeedToGetLaid.'''' This is one of the biggest CerebusRetcons for Blaine's RelationshipSue status in canon, and [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap the general consensus is that Blaine needs lots of hugs.]]
22nd Aug '15 2:14:57 AM DannWoolf
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* Quite a lot of instances on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. An example would be Phoebe's husband, in season 2, quoting stereotypical lines like "experimenting in college" to excuse himself for going out with women, a trope used the other way around for straight men or women realizing that they are gay. Here is the other way around.
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* Quite a lot of instances on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. An example would be Phoebe's husband, in season 2, quoting stereotypical lines like "experimenting in college" to excuse himself for going out with women, a trope used the other way around for straight men or women realizing that they are gay. Here is it's the other way around.
22nd Aug '15 2:14:34 AM DannWoolf
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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse inverts BlondGuysAreEvil with Thor and Loki. Thor is a blond, Norse god, while Loki is dark-haired and quite evil.
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* The Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse inverts BlondGuysAreEvil with Thor and Loki. Thor is a blond, Norse god, and is one of the heroes, while Loki is dark-haired and quite evil.
26th Jul '15 5:41:13 AM eroock
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->''"To say, for instance, that education is beneficial, it's a commonplace; but to say that education is harmful, it's a contrary commonplace. It's ostensibly more foppish, but [[NotSoDifferent in essence, it's one and the same]]."''\\ --'''Bazarov''', ''Fathers and Children'' (a.k.a. ''Fathers and Sons'')
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->''"To say, for instance, that education is beneficial, it's a commonplace; but to say that education is harmful, it's a contrary commonplace. It's ostensibly more foppish, but [[NotSoDifferent in essence, it's one and the same]]."''\\ --'''Bazarov''', "'' -->-- '''Bazarov''', ''Fathers and Children'' (a.k.a. ''Fathers and Sons'')
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