History Main / MetaGuy

11th Dec '16 12:24:03 PM IamTheCaligula
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.]]

to:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.]]

to:

-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' [[TheScrappy I do]] ''[[TheScrappy not]]'' [[TheScrappy do ''not'' like them one bit.]]
27th Nov '16 3:00:12 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[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).

to:

* [[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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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."

to:

* ''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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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").
11th Nov '16 4:38:01 AM KillerCurrent
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*''Videogame/{{OFF}}'' gives us Zacharie who [[UpToEleven overkills this trope]] throughout the whole game. To give an example of his MediumAwareness, your first encounter with him has him [[LampshadeHanging describing]] himself as a merchant required in every video game.
**To a lesser extent [[CheshireCatGrin The Judge]] and [[TheStoic The]] [[PlayerCharacter Batter]] do have their moments with the former often [[BreakingTheFourthWall directly addressing you in his dialogue]] and the [[BreakingTheFourthWall latter teaching you the controls during the game's beginning.]]
21st Sep '16 9:08:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Spider-man}} is a more "classical" type, as he often comments on the unlikely events of the plot, how his actions go against rationality, and makes pop culture references, but he's still completely unaware of the FourthWall.
** [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually]] [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan anyway]]...

to:

* {{Spider-man}} is a more "classical" type, as he often comments on the unlikely events of the plot, how his actions go against rationality, and makes pop culture references, but he's still completely unaware of the FourthWall.
**
FourthWall. [[DependingOnTheWriter Usually]] [[WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan anyway]]...anyway]].


Added DiffLines:

* ''ComicBook/{{Alias}}'': The Purple Man describes everything as if he and the other characters are in comic books, even going so far as to narrate events like he's writing a comic. He does a considerable amount of LeaningOnTheFourthWall in the final issues of the series.
26th Aug '16 4:56:46 PM Aquillion
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[LittleMissSnarker Ruri]] from Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico has commenting on the ridiculousness of the series (and the way the characters in it behave) as a huge part of her role.
22nd Jul '16 7:49:21 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Valentine frequently comments on the various TuxedoAndMartini tropes as he either [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy averts]] or [[AscendedFanboy revels in them]].

to:

** Valentine frequently comments on the various TuxedoAndMartini tropes as he either [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy averts]] averts or [[AscendedFanboy revels in them]].
17th Jul '16 8:46:44 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* David of ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' is often this, when he isn't LeaningOnTheFourthWall or just being a CloudCuckoolander.

to:

* David of ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' is often this, when he isn't LeaningOnTheFourthWall or just being a CloudCuckoolander.
This list shows the last 10 events of 106. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.MetaGuy