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22nd Apr '16 12:55:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the first season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro and Ando make a ''lot'' of jokes about ''Franchise/StarTrek''. All of them seem to be leaning pretty heavily on the FourthWall when [[HeyItsThatGuy Mr. Sulu]] shows up as Hiro's father. Not to mention [[Film/StarTrek Spock]] being Sylar and President Whorfbama.

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* In the first season of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Hiro and Ando make a ''lot'' of jokes about ''Franchise/StarTrek''. All of them seem to be leaning pretty heavily on the FourthWall when [[HeyItsThatGuy Mr. Sulu]] Sulu shows up as Hiro's father. Not to mention [[Film/StarTrek Spock]] being Sylar and President Whorfbama.
21st Apr '16 6:11:50 PM matruz
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** Acting also as a TakeThatAudience moment, [[spoiler: Sakura's false love confession to Naruto is a verbatim reading of all the arguments Naruto/Sakura [[ShipToShipCombat shippers]] used to justify why they should be together (namely: I used to love Sasuke, but he's now evil and he's breaking my heart, but you, on the other hand, have always been there for me; And: You used to be a dork but now you're a hero, so now I love you.), Naruto outright rejects this arguments and [[ShipSinking blows off her confession]]]].

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** Acting also as a TakeThatAudience moment, [[spoiler: Sakura's false love confession to Naruto is a verbatim reading of all the arguments Naruto/Sakura [[ShipToShipCombat shippers]] used to justify why they should be together (namely: I "I used to love Sasuke, but he's now evil and he's breaking my heart, but you, on the other hand, have always been there for me; And: You me", and "You used to be a dork but now you're a the village's hero, so now I love you.), "), Naruto outright rejects this these arguments and [[ShipSinking blows off her confession]]]].
21st Apr '16 7:37:25 AM matruz
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** Acting also as a TakeThatAudience moment, [[spoiler: Sakura's false love confession to Naruto is a verbatim reading of all the arguments Naruto/Sakura [[ShipToShipCombat shippers]] used to justify why they should be together (namely: I love Sasuke, but he's now evil and he's breaking my heart, but you, on the other hand, have always been with me; And: You used to be a dork but now you're a hero, so now I love you), Naruto outright rejects this arguments and [[ShipSinking blows off her confession]]]].

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** Acting also as a TakeThatAudience moment, [[spoiler: Sakura's false love confession to Naruto is a verbatim reading of all the arguments Naruto/Sakura [[ShipToShipCombat shippers]] used to justify why they should be together (namely: I used to love Sasuke, but he's now evil and he's breaking my heart, but you, on the other hand, have always been with there for me; And: You used to be a dork but now you're a hero, so now I love you), you.), Naruto outright rejects this arguments and [[ShipSinking blows off her confession]]]].
21st Apr '16 7:34:19 AM matruz
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** Acting also as a TakeThatAudience moment, [[spoiler: Sakura's false love confession to Naruto is a verbatim reading of all the arguments Naruto/Sakura [[ShipToShipCombat shippers]] used to justify why they should be together (namely: I love Sasuke, but he's now evil and he's breaking my heart, but you, on the other hand, have always been with me; And: You used to be a dork but now you're a hero, so now I love you), Naruto outright rejects this arguments and [[ShipSinking blows off her confession]]]].
29th Mar '16 12:21:25 PM Rytex
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* In Chapter 6 of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/63584/the-apprentice-the-student-and-the-charlatan The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan,]]'' Celestia and Luna are passing on backstory to protagonists Nova Shine and Twilight Sparkle about the antagonist, and when talking about a romance between Nova's namesake and Clover the Clever, Nova comments, "That’s how all romance stories start. Girl likes guy, guy likes girl. Girl is open about it, or at least more open than him, he doesn’t acknowledge it at all. Really, this story writes itself," bearing in mind that the exact same situation is happening between himself and Twilight, and the story in question is his own fanfic.

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* In Chapter 6 of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfiction ''[[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/63584/the-apprentice-the-student-and-the-charlatan The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan,]]'' Celestia and Luna are passing on backstory to protagonists Nova Shine and Twilight Sparkle about the antagonist, and when talking about a romance between Nova's namesake and Clover the Clever, antagonist. Bearing in mind that Nova comments, "That’s how all romance stories start. Girl and Twilight are dealing with romantic issues of their own, this little gem shows up.
-->“Well, obviously,” Nova commented dryly, glancing at the wall with the hearth, the wall with the door, and the wall with the window as he attempted to organize his thought. “The stallion
likes guy, guy the mare, the mare likes girl. Girl the stallion. The mare is open about it, or at least more open than him, he doesn’t acknowledge the stallion keeps it at all. to himself, leading to all this unnecessary drama and tension. [[WhoWritesThisCrap Really, this story just writes itself," bearing in mind that itself, doesn’t it?]]” he asked, leaning on the exact same situation is happening between himself and Twilight, and the story in question is his own fanfic.fourth wall.
28th Mar '16 9:29:17 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' is a show that features a zombie as it's MainCharacter and [[TheHero heroine]]. One episode has her and Clive visit the set of a ShowWithinAShow about a ZombieApocalypse, leading to this joke:
-->'''Zombie Extra:''' Someone should really make a show with a zombie as the main character.\\
'''Clive:''' [[WhoWritesThisCrap That sounds dumb.]]
26th Mar '16 5:05:33 PM JamesAustin
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* [[Wrestling/TripleH Triple H]] likes to do this. In his ''WWF Attitude'' (video game) intro, he speaks to the player as "that fat-ass guy sitting on the couch." He thinks Wrestling/{{Edge}} is a smart guy. "Marrying the boss to get ahead in the business? That's genius!" Throw in [[Wrestling/TheKliq his partner-in-crime]] Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and they nearly break the wall down, from a baby photo with Triple H's head [[StylisticSuck poorly photoshopped on]] to wondering who got [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Vince's daughter]] pregnant. Also during the writer's strike when Triple H came out, made a bad joke and then remarked "Who writes this stuff? Oh yeah, they're on strike!"
* On October 10, 2011, Wrestling/MichaelCole said that he got a ton of Twitter posts and emails about how everybody missed him. When Wrestling/JerryLawler challenged him to show him ''one'' of these, he mentioned somebody named "Sean C" who sent him one of these. Michael Cole's real name is Sean Coulthard.

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* [[Wrestling/TripleH Triple H]] Wrestling/TripleH likes to do this. In his ''WWF Attitude'' (video game) intro, he speaks to the player as "that fat-ass guy sitting on the couch." He thinks Wrestling/{{Edge}} is a smart guy.guy for marying Wrestling/VickieGuerrero. "Marrying the boss to get ahead in the business? That's genius!" Throw in [[Wrestling/TheKliq his partner-in-crime]] Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and they nearly break the wall down, from a baby photo with Triple H's head [[StylisticSuck poorly photoshopped on]] to wondering who got [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Vince's daughter]] pregnant. Also during the writer's strike when Triple H came out, made a bad joke and then remarked "Who writes this stuff? Oh yeah, they're on strike!"
* On October 10, 2011, Wrestling/MichaelCole said that he got a ton of Twitter posts and emails about how everybody missed him. When Wrestling/JerryLawler challenged him to show him ''one'' of these, he mentioned somebody named "Sean C" who sent him one of these. Michael Cole's real name is Sean Coulthard.Michael '''Sean C'''oulthard.



* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho adventure ''Legend of the Cybermen'' has the Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe trapped in The Land of Fiction, where they are constantly being tricked into narrating their actions, with a segment where Jamie finds himself in a sound-studio, reading his dialogues from a script while a director ([[TheCameo voiced by]] [[AsHimself director Nicholas Briggs himself]]) tells him to emote more.

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* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho adventure ''Legend of the Cybermen'' has the Doctor and his companions Jamie and Zoe trapped in The the Land of Fiction, where they are constantly being tricked into narrating their actions, with a segment where Jamie finds himself in a sound-studio, reading his dialogues from a script while a director ([[TheCameo voiced by]] [[AsHimself director Nicholas Briggs himself]]) tells him to emote more.



** "Zagreus" has the 8th Doctor see alternate universes and refer to other parts of the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'', the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'', ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'', and ''WebAnimation/DeathComesToTime''.

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** "Zagreus" has the 8th Eighth Doctor see alternate universes and refer to other parts of the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'', the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'', ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'', and ''WebAnimation/DeathComesToTime''.
24th Mar '16 12:12:56 PM Kadorhal
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** Note that they're doing this in a game that [[NoFourthWall ever had a fourth wall in the first place]]...

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** Note Not that they're doing this in a game that [[NoFourthWall ever had a fourth wall in the first place]]...



* The third ''VideoGame/Splintercell'' game did away with the previous two's use of alarms [[CallAHitPointASmeerp as the player's "lives"]], where the player had a limit of being detected usually three times before the mission would end in failure. This was pointed out in the second mission of ''Chaos Theory'':
-->'''Lambert:''' Fisher, we just pulled up Celestina's dry-dock report for the Maria Narcissa. They have a newly-installed central alarm system.\\

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* The third ''VideoGame/Splintercell'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' game did away with the previous two's use of alarms [[CallAHitPointASmeerp as the player's "lives"]], where even outside of missions (or sections of them) that would immediately fail if the player got detected once, they still usually had a limit of being detected usually three times before the mission would end in failure.game over. This was pointed out in the second mission of ''Chaos Theory'':
-->'''Lambert:''' Fisher, we just pulled up Celestina's dry-dock report for the Maria Narcissa.''Maria Narcissa''. They have a newly-installed central alarm system.\\
18th Mar '16 2:16:40 PM 1810072342
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* In ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', Luigi will hum what is actually the background music in an attempt to maintain morale.
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 5]]'': When it comes to the final five turns, Bowser will show the current player ranks and then remark 'At this rate, (leader) is going to beat all of you! If it's that easy, this ain't a Mario Party!', in what can definitely be read as an acknowledgement from the developers of how you can be screwed out of the lead in ''no time at all'' in this series.
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