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22nd Apr '17 8:31:20 PM nombretomado
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* Quincy Archer from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is the resident MetaGuy, writing a blog about the fake SOTF and the tropes it shows, and then commenting through out the stories on the actions of the various villains and heroes. [[spoiler: He commits suicide, but if he hadn't, one of his [[KarmicDeath personal favorite villains]], JR Rizzolo, would have left him to burn.]]

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* Quincy Archer from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is the resident MetaGuy, writing a blog about the fake SOTF and the tropes it shows, and then commenting through out the stories on the actions of the various villains and heroes. [[spoiler: He commits suicide, but if he hadn't, one of his [[KarmicDeath personal favorite villains]], JR Rizzolo, would have left him to burn.]]
1st Apr '17 9:28:01 AM nombretomado
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* A few different characters in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. Renge is probably the most overt example.

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* A few different characters in ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub''.''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub''. Renge is probably the most overt example.
18th Mar '17 12:21:56 PM nombretomado
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* Riley in ''NationalTreasure''.

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* Riley in ''NationalTreasure''.''Film/NationalTreasure''.
6th Mar '17 10:05:36 AM Lemia
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* 707 from ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'' seems aware that he is in a romance visual novel, commenting at several points on how the player character has gotten on a certain character's route or on the anime tropes displayed by a character.
24th Feb '17 6:59:20 AM SteveMB
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has played this role to an extent some times. One issue even had him directly addressing the audience at the start while recapping the events of the previous issue. It is apparently a canon fact that the Joker is so crazy that he's actually aware of practically everything having to do with the DCU, including events of stories that haven't happened anymore and, conceivably, the fact that it's all just comic books. It's described on multiple occasions as "supersanity." The disturbing part is that this could explain the Joker's behavior in the first place; it's possible that he's a psychotic killer because ''he knows his actions don't matter.'' Nobody he hurts is real. He's beyond solipsism... and ''he's right''. In fact, the more atrocities he commits, the more comics he appears in!

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s nemesis SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker has played this role to an extent some times. One issue even had him directly addressing the audience at the start while recapping the events of the previous issue. It is apparently a canon fact that the Joker is so crazy that he's actually aware of practically everything having to do with the DCU, including events of stories that [[{{Retcon}} haven't happened anymore anymore]] and, conceivably, the fact that it's all just comic books. It's described on multiple occasions as "supersanity." The disturbing part is that this could explain the Joker's behavior in the first place; it's possible that he's a psychotic killer because ''he knows his actions don't matter.'' Nobody he hurts is real. He's beyond solipsism... and ''he's right''. In fact, the more atrocities he commits, the more comics he appears in!
11th Dec '16 12:24:03 PM IamTheCaligula
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** Also, [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton. He's so smart that he knows what you've SAVEd over without being able to SAVE, and comments on the changes between them. This gets played to disturbing effect if you decide to go for a Genocide Run, where he serves as the final boss. Since it's almost impossible to get here on a first playthrough (you have to go out of your way to kill certain friendly characters) he starts to theorize on why you would decide to murder every living thing you came across after having already seen a happy ending. His number one theory is [[OneHundredPercentCompletion "you wanted to see what would happen"]]. He also elevates the Meta Guy routine [[ThatOneBoss to a weaponized form]], with almost all of his attacks invoking some flavor of InterfaceScrew. It becomes clear he's not attacking the player character; he's trying to ''stall out the player until they quit the game in frustration'', because you're pretty much impossible to kill.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:Sans the skeleton. He's so smart that he knows what you've SAVEd [=SAVEd=] over without being able to SAVE, and comments on the changes between them.the [=SAVEs=]. This gets played to disturbing effect if you decide to go for a Genocide Run, where he serves as the final boss. Since it's almost impossible to get here on a first playthrough (you have to go out of your way to kill certain friendly characters) everyone) he starts to theorize on why you would decide to murder every living thing you came across after having already seen a happy ending. His number one theory is [[OneHundredPercentCompletion "you wanted to see what would happen"]]. He also elevates the Meta Guy routine [[ThatOneBoss to a weaponized form]], with almost all of his attacks invoking some flavor of InterfaceScrew. It becomes clear he's not attacking the player character; he's trying to ''stall out the player until they [[RageQuit quit the game in frustration'', frustration]]'', because you're pretty much impossible to kill.]]
8th Dec '16 3:50:13 PM DustSnitch
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* Cubert of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' was originally meant to fill this role, but this characteristic was dropped in later appearances after the writers realized how [[TheScrappy annoying]] it made him. It also helps that his early appearances mostly involved Professor Farnsworth trying to teach his son to accept the wonders of the world, mostly through science. Futurama has an odd relationship with StatusQuoIsGod, and Cubert's ability to actually retain the morals of stories from episode to episode fits right in.

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* Cubert of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' was originally meant to fill this role, but this characteristic was dropped in later appearances after the writers realized how [[TheScrappy annoying]] annoying it made him. It also helps that his early appearances mostly involved Professor Farnsworth trying to teach his son to accept the wonders of the world, mostly through science. Futurama has an odd relationship with StatusQuoIsGod, and Cubert's ability to actually retain the morals of stories from episode to episode fits right in.



-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' [[TheScrappy I do]] ''[[TheScrappy not]]'' [[TheScrappy like them one bit.]]

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-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' [[TheScrappy I do]] ''[[TheScrappy not]]'' [[TheScrappy do ''not'' like them one bit.]]
27th Nov '16 3:00:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka]] ends up as a mix of this, FlatEarthAtheist, and WrongGenreSavvy (he once thought it was odd that people in an Eastern Medieval Fantasy world weren't catching his oblique references to SherlockHolmes).

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* [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka]] ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Sokka ends up as a mix of this, FlatEarthAtheist, and WrongGenreSavvy (he once thought it was odd that people in an Eastern Medieval Fantasy world weren't catching his oblique references to SherlockHolmes).
27th Nov '16 2:59:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Vladimir from ''WaitingForGodot'', who seems to exhibit MediumAwareness and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall comments on it]].
* The title characters from RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead play this role, saddened by their role as ThoseTwoGuys in the [[{{Hamlet}} source material]], but unable to do anything about it, as the play has already been written.
* Little Sally from ''{{Urinetown}}''. Between her and LemonyNarrator Officer Lockstock, nothing in the show escapes LampshadeHanging.

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* Vladimir from ''WaitingForGodot'', ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'', who seems to exhibit MediumAwareness and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall comments on it]].
* The title characters from RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' play this role, saddened by their role as ThoseTwoGuys in the [[{{Hamlet}} source material]], but unable to do anything about it, as the play has already been written.
* Little Sally from ''{{Urinetown}}''.''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}''. Between her and LemonyNarrator Officer Lockstock, nothing in the show escapes LampshadeHanging.



* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': The Malkavian PC knows the answers to questions that haven't been asked yet. He/she even knows she's in a videogame, once complaining that he/she doesn't want to do a mission, "but tell the guy controlling me that."

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': The Malkavian PC knows the answers to questions that haven't been asked yet. He/she even knows she's in a videogame, once complaining that he/she doesn't want to do a mission, "but tell the guy controlling me that."



* Embodied in the character Cherry Blossomfeather from the long-comatose comic ''RPGWorld''. As the story continues, it turns out that she has a special magical skill which allows her to look beyond the boundaries of her world - which manifests in a painfully deadpan attitude and a trope spotted at least once a strip.

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* Embodied in the character Cherry Blossomfeather from the long-comatose comic ''RPGWorld''.''Webcomic/RPGWorld''. As the story continues, it turns out that she has a special magical skill which allows her to look beyond the boundaries of her world - which manifests in a painfully deadpan attitude and a trope spotted at least once a strip.
25th Nov '16 11:15:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': Kelly often snarks about the horror movie situations she finds herself in ("Sure, [[AbandonedHospital that building]] is not scary at all", "Oh great, another dark hallway").
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