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21st Sep '17 8:21:41 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmeri]] [[TheClan Great House]] [[ProudMerchantRace Hlaalu]] gets hit with this. From the time that Morrowind joined TheEmpire as a VoluntaryVassal, House Hlaalu created strong ties to the Empire, making them the strongest and wealthiest of the Great Houses. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', both the King of Morrowind and the Duke of Vvardenfell hail from House Hlaalu. However, in the years that followed, Morrowind was hit hard by the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], [[ColonyDrop Red]] [[ChekhovsVolcano Year]], and [[LizardFolk Argonian]] invasion. The crumbling Empire pulled out of Morrowind as a lost cause, leaving Hlaalu without their powerful ally. By the time of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'''s ''Dragonborn'' DLC, Hlaalu is now the ''weakest'' House, for exactly the same reason that once made them the strongest.



* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'': The songs played on the [[MugglePower Commonwealth]] [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]]'s Radio Freedom station and Settlement Recruitment Beacons are the same (more or less) that were played on [[VideoGame/Fallout3 President John Henry Eden]]'s [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Enclave]] Radio. Music originally used by a Nazi-esque BigBad faction descended from the [[AbusivePrecursors corrupt Pre-War American government]] is now being employed by a [[KnightInShiningArmor Knight in Shining Armor]]-esque BigGood faction descended from [[BadassNormal ordinary civilian Wastelanders]].

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The songs played on the [[MugglePower Commonwealth]] [[WeHelpTheHelpless Minutemen]]'s Radio Freedom station and Settlement Recruitment Beacons are the same (more or less) that were played on [[VideoGame/Fallout3 President John Henry Eden]]'s [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Enclave]] Radio. Music originally used by a Nazi-esque BigBad faction descended from the [[AbusivePrecursors corrupt Pre-War American government]] is now being employed by a [[KnightInShiningArmor Knight in Shining Armor]]-esque BigGood faction descended from [[BadassNormal ordinary civilian Wastelanders]].
18th Sep '17 8:17:07 PM Wooboo
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** This irony was actually weaponized in enemy propaganda. For instance, [[https://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/race_draftdodgers.jpg this]] propaganda leaflet distributed by the Germans during World War 2 shows white draft dodgers having a party while black soldiers die in the war ( the Germans also made propaganda [[{{Hypocrite}} targeting white troops by attempting to appeal to racist beliefs]], such as insinuating that black men were abusing white women while they were at war). The North Vietnamese used similar tactics during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, broadcasting radio messages and spreading leaflets, such as [[https://www.psywar.org/psywar/images/race_blackgis.jpg this one]] asking why black soldiers are being sent to fight for the freedom of a foreign country while they were being oppressed at home.
17th Sep '17 9:31:44 AM nombretomado
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* People with AspergerSyndrome are sometimes accused of having no sense of humour, but in fact irony is the type of humour they are most likely to use - which is ironic because the target of their marvellous sense of humour won't actually get the joke, because that's irony for you, so they think it's not actually funny...

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* People with AspergerSyndrome UsefulNotes/AspergerSyndrome are sometimes accused of having no sense of humour, but in fact irony is the type of humour they are most likely to use - which is ironic because the target of their marvellous sense of humour won't actually get the joke, because that's irony for you, so they think it's not actually funny...
15th Sep '17 5:43:35 PM Gamermaster
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** [[BigBad Exdeath]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' is [[WhenTreesAttack a tree]] that lives in a castle made out of people.
15th Sep '17 1:47:03 AM Silverblade2
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* In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is using this to create very darkly comedic crimes based after his first crimes. An example is when he threatens to kill the mayor at midnight, who is hiding in City Hall. [[spoiler: Everyone in City Hall but the mayor dies, excluding Batman and Gordon]].

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* In ''ComicBook/DeathOfTheFamily'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is using this to create very darkly comedic crimes based after his first crimes. An example is when he threatens to kill the mayor at midnight, who is hiding in City Hall. [[spoiler: Everyone in City Hall but the mayor dies, excluding Batman and Gordon]].



* ComicBook/TheUnbeatableGwenpool is a teenager themed around everyone's favorite [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} Merc With A Mouth]], right down to the LeaningOnTheFourthWall aspects. As it turns out, she never read Deadpool in her life - she feels he's too "LOL Memes" for her tastes.

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* ComicBook/TheUnbeatableGwenpool is a teenager themed around everyone's favorite [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} [[ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} Merc With A Mouth]], right down to the LeaningOnTheFourthWall aspects. As it turns out, she never read Deadpool in her life - she feels he's too "LOL Memes" for her tastes.
14th Sep '17 11:25:57 PM Gamermaster
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** 8 Also from ''Skyward Sword'', Link has to seek out the Sacred Flames of the three goddesses in order to turn the Goddess Sword into the Master Sword. The flame that grants it the power to repel evil is from Din, the goddess directly associated with the main villain of the entire series.

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** 8 *** Also from ''Skyward Sword'', Link has to seek out the Sacred Flames of the three goddesses in order to turn the Goddess Sword into the Master Sword. The flame that grants it the power to repel evil is from Din, the goddess directly associated with the main villain of the entire series.[[BigBad Ganondorf]].
14th Sep '17 11:24:59 PM Gamermaster
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** Also from ''Skyward Sword'', Link has to seek out the Sacred Flames of the three goddesses in order to turn the Goddess Sword into the Master Sword. The flame that grants it the power to repel evil is from Din, the goddess directly associated with the main villain of the entire series.

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** **8 Also from ''Skyward Sword'', Link has to seek out the Sacred Flames of the three goddesses in order to turn the Goddess Sword into the Master Sword. The flame that grants it the power to repel evil is from Din, the goddess directly associated with the main villain of the entire series.
14th Sep '17 11:23:50 PM Gamermaster
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*** Ganondorf's original reason for wanting to rule Hyrule was because it was far more habitable than the desert he grew up in. When he finally takes control of it, the gods render it completely uninhabitable by [[TheGreatFlood burying it beneath the ocean]].
14th Sep '17 10:55:13 PM Gamermaster
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** Also from ''Skyward Sword'', Link has to seek out the Sacred Flames of the three goddesses in order to turn the Goddess Sword into the Master Sword. The flame that grants it the power to repel evil is from Din, the goddess directly associated with the main villain of the entire series.
12th Sep '17 11:39:00 AM BKelly95
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** Two different updates to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' added the Virgo and Virgo Classic cars to the game. The irony is that the Virgo is based on an older model than the Virgo Classic. [[note]]This is because the Virgo is a newly designed model while the Virgo Classic is based on the design of the Virgo from ''Vice City'' and ''Grand Theft Auto IV''.[[/note]]
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