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18th Feb '17 5:05:14 PM rva98014
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* Officer Clawhauser from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is a cheetah, but he's chubby and probably can't run fast.
13th Feb '17 9:49:26 AM Kakai
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* In a Chapter in ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' discusses a possible future in which the Conservatives' worst fears about immigration come true. In this possible future, whites become a marginalized minority, forced to work as itinerant day laborers. In their words, the greatest irony of the situation is that they don't realize the irony of the situation.

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* In Oceania in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' purged a Chapter lot of pre-revolutionary notions (ex. capitalism, nationalism, even ''peace'') supposedly in the name of ushering in true proletariat power...only to re-purpose and regurgitate them in Big Brother's image ("War is Peace," "Ignorance is Strength," etc.) in the name of preserving the ''Party's'' power.
* One chapter
in ''Literature/AmericaTheBook'' discusses a possible future in which the Conservatives' worst fears about immigration come true. In this possible future, whites become a marginalized minority, forced to work as itinerant day laborers. In their words, the greatest irony of the situation is that they don't realize the irony of the situation.



* ''TheCatcherInTheRye'' provides a meta example - it's been banned/challenged many, ''many'' times over the years, with [[MoralGuardians most objectors]] citing profanity and/or sexual content. The inherent irony of this (Holden thinks kids should be shielded from "FUCK YOU"'s and sexy stuff, after all) always seems to evade them.
* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': When Brind'Amour is magically spying on Avon's royal palace, he notices a cyclopian standing guard before a tapestry depicting men of Avon defeating cyclopians, who now rule their land under King Greensparrow.



* The ending of "The Man Who Evolved" by Edmond Hamilton (1931), reprinted in ''Before the Golden Age'' edited by Creator/IsaacAsimov, is an example of dramatic irony. See LEGOGenetics for slightly more detail.



* ''Literature/TheWitchlands'': Kullen is one of the most powerful [[BlowYouAway Airwitches]] in the world. Airwitches use their powers by breathing. Kullen has asthma.



* The ending of "The Man Who Evolved" by Edmond Hamilton (1931), reprinted in ''Before the Golden Age'' edited by Creator/IsaacAsimov, is an example of dramatic irony. See LEGOGenetics for slightly more detail.
* Oceania in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' purged a lot of pre-revolutionary notions (ex. capitalism, nationalism, even ''peace'') supposedly in the name of ushering in true proletariat power...only to re-purpose and regurgitate them in Big Brother's image ("War is Peace," "Ignorance is Strength," etc.) in the name of preserving the ''Party's'' power.
* ''TheCatcherInTheRye'' provides a meta example - it's been banned/challenged many, ''many'' times over the years, with [[MoralGuardians most objectors]] citing profanity and/or sexual content. The inherent irony of this (Holden thinks kids should be shielded from "FUCK YOU"'s and sexy stuff, after all) always seems to evade them.
* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': When Brind'Amour is magically spying on Avon's royal palace, he notices a cyclopian standing guard before a tapestry depicting men of Avon defeating cyclopians, who now rule their land under King Greensparrow.
13th Feb '17 5:30:38 AM Nyame
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** Jeremiah Gottwald is dead-set on his mission to assert Britannian superiority against the rebellion because he believes that it's what Lady Marianne and her children would want. The masked terrorist who has him disgraced is actually Lady Marianne's son. [[spoiler: though he remedies it in the second season. Note the parallels between the parade scenes in season 1 stage 4 and season 2's final turn.]]

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** Jeremiah Gottwald is dead-set on his mission to assert Britannian superiority against the rebellion because he believes that it's what Lady Marianne and her children would want. The masked terrorist who has him disgraced is actually Lady Marianne's son. [[spoiler: though [[spoiler:Though he remedies it in the second season. Note the parallels between the parade scenes in season 1 stage 4 and season 2's final turn.]]



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': At the end of the Tartaros arc, it's revealed (to the audience) that the most powerful of the demons from the Books of Zeref, E.N.D., [[spoiler:is the [[AmnesiacDissonance amnesiac]] [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]. Of whom Mard Geer (E.N.D.'s faithful [[TheDragon Dragon]], who was trying to revive him) spent most of the last act of the arc trying to kill. The only one even aware of the irony of the situation is Zeref himself]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': ''Manga/FairyTail'':
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At the end of the Tartaros arc, it's revealed (to the audience) that the most powerful of the demons from the Books of Zeref, E.N.D., [[spoiler:is the [[AmnesiacDissonance amnesiac]] [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]. Of whom Mard Geer (E.N.D.'s faithful [[TheDragon Dragon]], who was trying to revive him) spent most of the last act of the arc trying to kill. The only one even aware of the irony of the situation is Zeref himself]].himself]].
** The Fiore Royal Family blames Zeref for Acnologia's transformation into a dragon. That's actually the one thing Zeref ''[[NotMeThisTime isn't]]'' [[NotMeThisTime responsible for in some way]]. For further irony, a lot of things Zeref ''was'' responsible for [[spoiler:were the results of his plan to ''defeat'' Acnologia]].



9th Feb '17 5:13:27 PM LB7979
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9th Feb '17 5:11:23 PM LB7979
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** Elsa was born in summer, but got ice powers.
8th Feb '17 7:48:50 PM Gamermaster
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* Exa from ''Manga/{{Superior}}'' strictly abides by the rule of ThouShaltNotKill, yet his goal is to kill the demon queen that wiped out his home village (who, [[DramaticIrony unbeknownst to him]], is his traveling companion and LoveInterest Sheila). To make it even more ironic, [[spoiler: he ends up saving her life after finding out her identity.]]
7th Feb '17 7:31:24 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Davos accepted knighthood to give his son Matthos a better life, but serving Stannis eventually led to Matthos being killed in action.
** Even though she is Queen in the North, Talisa admits she doesn't even know where Winterfell is.
** In Season 1 Sansa is enamored with Prince Joffrey and believes he's her KnightInShiningArmour, while Arya is disgusted by the whole set up. In Season 2 and 3, Sansa is kept prisoner and relentlessly abused by Joffrey who isn't Robert's son after all, while Arya's closest friend is Robert's actual son who mutually protects her and has more knightly qualities in his little finger than Joffrey does in his whole body.
** The cowardly {{Bookworm}} Samwell Tarly becomes the first man in thousands of years to kill a White Walker.
** The irony of Melisandre speaking out in favour of sparing Davos makes ''Stannis'' laugh.
** After Drogon roasts a little girl, Daenerys decides to chain up her other two dragons in the dark. Whatever happened to "A dragon is not a slave," and being the "Breaker of Chains"?
** Cersei notes smugly that Qyburn, the MadScientist working on undead abominations in the Red Keep's cellars, smells better than the respectable Grand Maester Pycelle.
** Joffrey cruelly mocked the Starks at his wedding in a gross play about the War of the Five Kings. A few years later, his own death at said wedding gets ridiculed in a play.
5th Feb '17 6:53:33 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** While secretly investigating [[WizardingSchool Magnostadt]] as a student and forced to hide his powers, Aladdin is remarked to possess "just above average" magoi. He is actually one of the Magi who is able to use and wield '''unlimited''' amount of magoi.
** Hakuryuu is presented as a contrast to the rest of his siblings who are war-mongering and imperialist. Then it turns out [[spoiler: he could care less about the Kou empire and only wants to [[RevengeBeforeReason kill his mother]] for murdering his father and two brothers, not caring who stands in his way, leading him down a dark path and making him worse than any of his siblings.]]
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** In the Chuunin Exam arc, the exam participants are given an extremely difficult written test; so difficult, in fact, that most of the participants are forced to cheat in order to pass. The only participant who is shown not to have cheated is [[TeenGenius Sakura Haruno]], who is smart enough to understand and answer the questions fairly. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the point of the test was to see how skilled the participants were at secretly gathering information i.e. how well they could cheat without getting caught.]] In other words, Sakura passed the test by unwittingly ignoring the actual objective of the test. Naruto didn't know any of the answers, but still refused to cheat and managed to pass due to the SecretTestOfCharacter, so he also passed despite ignoring the actual objective of the test. He passed by turning in a blank test, which is also ironic.
** It took ''years'' for Hinata to finally admit her (obvious) feelings to Naruto, who couldn't comprehend the confession as romantic due to being ObliviousToLove. [[spoiler:Come ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Naruto has fallen in love with Hinata and CannotSpitItOut, while ''Hinata'' doesn't notice [[EveryoneCanSeeIt his very obvious feelings]]. He eventually does spit it out (thanks to a FreudianSlip), only for Hinata to be unable to respond to his confession thanks to the intervention of the BigBad]].
** Tobi mocks Kakashi's Sharingan as a "borrowed power", while he was himself fighting with ''five'' borrowed powers at the time, namely [[spoiler: Hashirama's cells, Madara's Rinnegan, Madara's chakra rods, six jinchuriki zombies resurrected by Kabuto, and six tailed beasts]]. He had even been using a borrowed ''name'' for a long time.
** The first time that the village openly showed respect for Naruto was after his fight with Neji, a fight that he won by using [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the same power]] that they hated him for. [[spoiler: And the point where he was accepted as a hero was during his fight against Pain, where he gave into the power of the fox (the very thing that people were afraid of the entire time).]]
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'' Sailor Venus has multiple parallels with the Roman Goddess of Love, [[LoveGoddess including her tendency to bring couples together by simply being around]]. Her luck in love is so horrible the first youma she killed was ''her crush'', and [[spoiler: she later killed also her one true love]]. The fact she realizes it is part of the reason she's MarriedToTheJob.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': At the end of the Tartaros arc, it's revealed (to the audience) that the most powerful of the demons from the Books of Zeref, E.N.D., [[spoiler:is the [[AmnesiacDissonance amnesiac]] [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]. Of whom Mard Geer (E.N.D.'s faithful [[TheDragon Dragon]], who was trying to revive him) spent most of the last act of the arc trying to kill. The only one even aware of the irony of the situation is Zeref himself]].
* Dogma of ''Manga/HellsKitchen'' has [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross-]][[WingDingEyes shaped]] pupils... and is a demon.
* In ''Manga/SchoolLive'', in a flashback, Megumi is lectured that she is not cut out to be a teacher and is often called out by "tougher" characters like her mother and the Vice Principal. She turns out to be the ''best'' teacher the girls could hope for, having enough luck and common sense to survive the initial outbreak. She implements a scheme that preserves the girls' shaky sanity and [[spoiler: she made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the children under her care.]]


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* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** While secretly investigating [[WizardingSchool Magnostadt]] as a student and forced to hide his powers, Aladdin is remarked to possess "just above average" magoi. He is actually one of the Magi who is able to use and wield '''unlimited''' amount of magoi.
** Hakuryuu is presented as a contrast to the rest of his siblings who are war-mongering and imperialist. Then it turns out [[spoiler: he could care less about the Kou empire and only wants to [[RevengeBeforeReason kill his mother]] for murdering his father and two brothers, not caring who stands in his way, leading him down a dark path and making him worse than any of his siblings.]]
* Tohru from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' is a [[OrderVersusChaos chaos aligned dragon]] who hates gods, yet she has dedicated her life to serving as Kobayashi's maid (a job that involves keeping things orderly) and one of her closest friends is a (former) goddess.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** In the Chuunin Exam arc, the exam participants are given an extremely difficult written test; so difficult, in fact, that most of the participants are forced to cheat in order to pass. The only participant who is shown not to have cheated is [[TeenGenius Sakura Haruno]], who is smart enough to understand and answer the questions fairly. As it turns out, [[spoiler: the point of the test was to see how skilled the participants were at secretly gathering information i.e. how well they could cheat without getting caught.]] In other words, Sakura passed the test by unwittingly ignoring the actual objective of the test. Naruto didn't know any of the answers, but still refused to cheat and managed to pass due to the SecretTestOfCharacter, so he also passed despite ignoring the actual objective of the test. He passed by turning in a blank test, which is also ironic.
** It took ''years'' for Hinata to finally admit her (obvious) feelings to Naruto, who couldn't comprehend the confession as romantic due to being ObliviousToLove. [[spoiler:Come ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', Naruto has fallen in love with Hinata and CannotSpitItOut, while ''Hinata'' doesn't notice [[EveryoneCanSeeIt his very obvious feelings]]. He eventually does spit it out (thanks to a FreudianSlip), only for Hinata to be unable to respond to his confession thanks to the intervention of the BigBad]].
** Tobi mocks Kakashi's Sharingan as a "borrowed power", while he was himself fighting with ''five'' borrowed powers at the time, namely [[spoiler: Hashirama's cells, Madara's Rinnegan, Madara's chakra rods, six jinchuriki zombies resurrected by Kabuto, and six tailed beasts]]. He had even been using a borrowed ''name'' for a long time.
** The first time that the village openly showed respect for Naruto was after his fight with Neji, a fight that he won by using [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan the same power]] that they hated him for. [[spoiler: And the point where he was accepted as a hero was during his fight against Pain, where he gave into the power of the fox (the very thing that people were afraid of the entire time).]]
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'' Sailor Venus has multiple parallels with the Roman Goddess of Love, [[LoveGoddess including her tendency to bring couples together by simply being around]]. Her luck in love is so horrible the first youma she killed was ''her crush'', and [[spoiler: she later killed also her one true love]]. The fact she realizes it is part of the reason she's MarriedToTheJob.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'': At the end of the Tartaros arc, it's revealed (to the audience) that the most powerful of the demons from the Books of Zeref, E.N.D., [[spoiler:is the [[AmnesiacDissonance amnesiac]] [[TheHero Natsu Dragneel]]. Of whom Mard Geer (E.N.D.'s faithful [[TheDragon Dragon]], who was trying to revive him) spent most of the last act of the arc trying to kill. The only one even aware of the irony of the situation is Zeref himself]].
* Dogma of ''Manga/HellsKitchen'' has [[CreepyCoolCrosses cross-]][[WingDingEyes shaped]] pupils... and is a demon.
* In ''Manga/SchoolLive'', in a flashback, Megumi is lectured that she is not cut out to be a teacher and is often called out by "tougher" characters like her mother and the Vice Principal. She turns out to be the ''best'' teacher the girls could hope for, having enough luck and common sense to survive the initial outbreak. She implements a scheme that preserves the girls' shaky sanity and [[spoiler: she made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the children under her care.]]
1st Feb '17 9:17:17 AM BKelly95
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', Johnny repeatedly comes across as incompetent due to having stomach issues in the middle of combat and not being coordinated with the other members of Rat Patrol 01. It's later revealed this is because he was not injected with nanomachines like his teammates. But when Liquid uses technology that exploits the nanomachines, Johnny is the only one who's immune to the attack allowing him to save the day.
1st Feb '17 4:46:56 AM 1810072342
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* Wikipedia's "Things Wikipedia Is Not" page includes a link to an outtakes page, which is sort of a JustForFun version of the normal page. One of the things on this Outtakes page is "Wikipedia is not Tv Tropes", with an edited version of the front page of this website. The front page of this site has since been rewritten, and no longer contains any of the phrases they parodied.
--> We are Wikipedia. We're a ''buttload'' more formal. We don't really encourage breezy language and original thought as much as that other wiki. ThereIsSuchThingAsNotability, and citations are needed. If your entry cannot gather any evidence by the WikiMagic, it will be deleted in fairly short order.

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* Wikipedia's "Things Wikipedia Is Not" page includes a link to an outtakes Outtakes page, which is sort of a JustForFun version of the normal page.one. One of the things on this Outtakes page is "Wikipedia is not Tv Tropes", with an edited version of the front page of this website. The front page of this site has since been rewritten, and no longer contains any of the phrases they parodied.
--> We are Wikipedia. We're a ''buttload'' more formal. We don't really encourage breezy language and original thought as much as that other wiki. ThereIsSuchThingAsNotability, [=ThereIsSuchThingAsNotability=], and citations are needed. If your entry cannot gather any evidence by the WikiMagic, it will be deleted in fairly short order.
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