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15th Jun '16 12:08:15 AM PaulA
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* Discussed in ''Appointment with Death''. HerculePoirot overhears someone say "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?'. He then thinks of the story about AnthonyTrollope (in the RealLife section of this trope), but decides it's not as innocent as that.

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* Discussed in ''Appointment with Death''. HerculePoirot Literature/HerculePoirot overhears someone say "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?'. He then thinks of the story about AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope (in the RealLife section of this trope), but decides it's not as innocent as that.



* AnthonyTrollope overheard some people discussing the latest installment of his novel which was being published a chapter at a time in a magazine. One reader said, "I wish he'd kill off that horrible old woman!" Trollope interrupted to say, "That's an excellent idea. I'll kill her this afternoon!" (The same story is told about Charles Dickens and some other popular authors of the day.)

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* AnthonyTrollope Creator/AnthonyTrollope overheard some people discussing the latest installment of his novel which was being published a chapter at a time in a magazine. One reader said, "I wish he'd kill off that horrible old woman!" Trollope interrupted to say, "That's an excellent idea. I'll kill her this afternoon!" (The same story is told about Charles Dickens and some other popular authors of the day.)
10th Jun '16 10:22:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Relentless'' by DeanKoontz, Penny is furious about a man who's threatening her family. She says that she wants to blow up a hotel or other large building and how relaxing and satisfying it is to do this. It turns out that Penny's parents used to own a demolition company, so she grew up watching controlled implosions and always found them exciting.

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* In ''Relentless'' by DeanKoontz, Creator/DeanKoontz, Penny is furious about a man who's threatening her family. She says that she wants to blow up a hotel or other large building and how relaxing and satisfying it is to do this. It turns out that Penny's parents used to own a demolition company, so she grew up watching controlled implosions and always found them exciting.
7th Jun '16 12:37:04 PM LaurelHS
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* In ''Relentless'' by DeanKoontz, Penny is furious about a man who's threatening her family. She says that she wants to blow up a hotel or other large building and how relaxing and satisfying it is to do this. It turns out that Penny's parents used to own a demolition company, so she grew up watching controlled implosions and always found them exciting.
16th Apr '16 10:08:16 AM Berrenta
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* This trope is played with in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. The trained assassin, Blank, kills someone because this person is trying to assassinate him. However, Blank's girlfriend, who witnesses this, treats it like he's a serial killer and would kill anyone for no reason. Luckily, ItGotBetter.

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* This trope is played with in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''. The trained assassin, Blank, kills someone because this person is trying to assassinate him. However, Blank's girlfriend, who witnesses this, treats it like he's a serial killer and would kill anyone for no reason. Luckily, ItGotBetter.it got better.
23rd Mar '16 12:25:04 PM 20person
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** Can also happen between countries that are geologically very close to each other. If one country has a health insurance system, while another finances all healthcare via taxes, not having health insurance can mean two very different things in those countries.

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** Can also happen between countries that are geologically geographically very close to each other. If one country has a health insurance system, while another finances all healthcare via taxes, not having health insurance can mean two very different things in those countries.
23rd Mar '16 12:06:16 PM 20person
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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly disturbing, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game, as the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruelty]] and [[VideoGamePerversityPotential perversity]] potentials for this game are huge. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.

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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly disturbing, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game, as the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruelty]] and [[VideoGamePerversityPotential perversity]] potentials for this game are huge. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] are also make common. Such topics are frequent appearances. enough that a [[http://www.reddit.com/r/ShitCrusaderKingsSay separate subreddit]] in the spirit of /r/nocontext was set up to compile all such occurrences.
23rd Mar '16 12:03:59 PM 20person
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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.

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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, disturbing, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game.game, as the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential cruelty]] and [[VideoGamePerversityPotential perversity]] potentials for this game are huge. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.
23rd Mar '16 11:53:11 AM 20person
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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTrees sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.

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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTrees [[TangledFamilyTree sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.
23rd Mar '16 11:52:54 AM 20person
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* Like the example above, the subreddit for ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings II'' has a similar problem with strange topics, with titles that would be highly strange, offensive, or even criminal outside the context of the game. Posts asking about how to [[CripplingCastration castrate]]/[[OffingTheOffspring murder]]/[[ParentalIncest seduce]] one's children are par for the course. Questions and memes on [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill mass murder]], [[GuiltFreeExterminationWar genocide]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and whether or not one should]] [[IncestIsRelative seduce one's]] [[TangledFamilyTrees sister-daughter to produce a child who will marry her grandfather-uncle]] also make frequent appearances.
27th Oct '15 10:20:13 AM Willbyr
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* The plot of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': A suicidal teacher [[UnwantedHarem wins the love of his students]] by asking them to commit double, or possibly collective, suicide with him. How is it less disturbing in context? 'Cuz it's [[BlackComedy played for laughs]], that's why.

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* The plot of ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'': A suicidal teacher [[UnwantedHarem wins the love of his students]] by asking them to commit double, or possibly collective, suicide with him. How is it less disturbing in context? 'Cuz it's [[BlackComedy played for laughs]], that's why.



* Young man mutating into a monster and ripping a little girl's head off with his teeth? Even those who had read[=/=]watched ''DanceInTheVampireBund'' up to that point probably flinched a little over that scene [[spoiler:(while cheering the [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfiring]] of a rather sadistic ShapeShifterGuiltTrip, admittedly)]] , seeing it out of context....

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* Young man mutating into a monster and ripping a little girl's head off with his teeth? Even those who had read[=/=]watched ''DanceInTheVampireBund'' ''Manga/DanceInTheVampireBund'' up to that point probably flinched a little over that scene [[spoiler:(while cheering the [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backfiring]] of a rather sadistic ShapeShifterGuiltTrip, admittedly)]] , seeing it out of context....



* AxCrazy [[FaceOfAThug heroin addict]] trying to kill classmates because [[HairTriggerTemper they're standing there]]? He's actually a MessianicArchetype picking up garbage from the school grounds. VillainWithGoodPublicity seducing three girls for his demonic rituals? He's actually a ChasteHero who loves them LikeBrotherAndSister. In Manga/AngelDensetsu the stuff InUniverse is always horror ... but for ''the readers'' it's always [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] or heartwarming.

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* AxCrazy [[FaceOfAThug heroin addict]] trying to kill classmates because [[HairTriggerTemper they're standing there]]? He's actually a MessianicArchetype picking up garbage from the school grounds. VillainWithGoodPublicity seducing three girls for his demonic rituals? He's actually a ChasteHero who loves them LikeBrotherAndSister. In Manga/AngelDensetsu ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' the stuff InUniverse is always horror ... but for ''the readers'' it's always [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] or heartwarming.
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