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17th Jul '17 5:34:25 PM Andyroid
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* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' have some pretty far out situations alongside the [[MundaneMadeAwesome awesomely mundane]] ones. A werewolf trying to score a date! A salaryman trying to save his daughter by growing 50 feet tall! A Renaissance artist who's not-quite Creator/LeonardoDaVinci romancing a look-alike of the Mona Lisa! A washed-up baseball player who makes his comeback by fighting a ''lava golem''! And nobody finds any problem with an elderly Momotaro turning Oni Island into an amusement park.

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* ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan'' and ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' have some pretty far out far-out situations alongside the [[MundaneMadeAwesome awesomely mundane]] ones. A werewolf trying to score a date! A salaryman trying to save his daughter from a giant mouse by growing 50 feet tall! A Renaissance artist who's not-quite Creator/LeonardoDaVinci romancing a look-alike of the Mona Lisa! A washed-up baseball player who makes his comeback by after fighting a ''lava golem''! golem'' at an amusement park! And nobody finds any problem with an elderly Momotaro turning Oni Island into an amusement park.
13th Jun '17 2:19:48 PM StFan
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* In ''FlyingManAndFriends'', [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=224 cookies grow on trees]], Camembert cheese can crafted from scratch [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=272 in mere seconds]], stuffed toys come equipped with [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=266 airplane wings and rockets]] - and no one seems to notice that these things aren't ordinary.

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* In ''FlyingManAndFriends'', ''Webcomic/FlyingManAndFriends'', [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=224 cookies grow on trees]], Camembert cheese can crafted from scratch [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=272 in mere seconds]], stuffed toys come equipped with [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=266 airplane wings and rockets]] - and no one seems to notice that these things aren't ordinary.



* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' documents the everyday lives of a group of housemates. Said housemates include a normal guy, a cat girl, a squirrel girl, and an anthropomorphic penguin. We see in a flashback that said cat girl and a bunny girl attended school with normal kids, and both girls have regular jobs that involve a lot of interaction with the public. Another cat girl is a published author. No one finds any of that the least bit strange.

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* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' documents the everyday lives of a group of housemates. Said housemates include a normal guy, a cat girl, a squirrel girl, and an anthropomorphic penguin. We see in a flashback that said cat girl and a bunny girl attended school with normal kids, and both girls have regular jobs that involve a lot of interaction with the public. Another cat girl is a published author. No one No-one finds any of that the least bit strange.
13th Jun '17 2:18:45 PM StFan
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->'''Steve Blance''': The only evil deed here is to my house. Who are you two?
->'''Thunderbolt''': Pow! I'm Thunderbolt!
->'''Lightning''': Zap! And I'm Lightning! We come from the comic book pages!
->'''Steve Blance''': Oh, out-of-towners.

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->'''Steve Blance''': Blance:''' The only evil deed here is to my house. Who are you two?
->'''Thunderbolt''':
two?\\
'''Thunderbolt:'''
Pow! I'm Thunderbolt!
->'''Lightning''':
Thunderbolt!\\
'''Lightning:'''
Zap! And I'm Lightning! We come from the comic book pages!
->'''Steve Blance''':
pages!\\
'''Steve Blance:'''
Oh, out-of-towners.



{{Anime}} uses this ''very'' frequently, which probably contributes to the perception of '[[WidgetSeries inherent strangeness]]' for that visual medium.

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{{Anime}} uses this ''very'' frequently, which probably contributes to the perception of '[[WidgetSeries "[[WidgetSeries inherent strangeness]]' strangeness]]" for that visual medium.






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!!Examples
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* No one ever shows surprise at talking Duke the Dog, who's forever trying to sell the secret recipes for Bush's Baked Beans. It was surprising at first; [[CharacterizationMarchesOn initially, Duke ''couldnt'' talk]].

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* No one ever shows surprise at talking Duke the Dog, who's forever trying to sell the secret recipes for Bush's Baked Beans. It was surprising at first; [[CharacterizationMarchesOn initially, Duke ''couldnt'' couldn't talk]].



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* Played with in ''[[{{Doraemon}} Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld]]'', magic is treated as a lost lore in the world where science's been accepted, but Nobita wants to experience the former, so he uses Doraemon's "what if" telephone booth to turns his world into a magician's world. His wish is granted: everybody [[FishOutOfTemporalWater except him and Doraemon]] can now cast magic, fly on bloomsticks and do other fantastic stuff while science is treated as a complete ridicule. Nobody accepts Doraemon's scientific gadgets as something ''not'' magic due to how powerful they are even by their standards.

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* Played with in ''[[{{Doraemon}} Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld]]'', Underworld]]'': magic is treated as a lost lore in the world where science's been accepted, but Nobita wants to experience the former, so he uses Doraemon's "what if" telephone booth to turns his world into a magician's world. His wish is granted: everybody [[FishOutOfTemporalWater except him and Doraemon]] can now cast magic, fly on bloomsticks and do other fantastic stuff while science is treated as a complete ridicule. Nobody accepts Doraemon's scientific gadgets as something ''not'' magic due to how powerful they are even by their standards.



* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': despite all of the things which are spoiled by just being on this page, the narrative focuses mostly on the S.O.S. members' normal lives.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': despite Despite all of the things which are spoiled by just being on this page, the narrative focuses mostly on the S.O.S. members' normal lives.



** One BigBad has a [[AchillesHeel Weak point]] on [[spoiler: the back of her knees]]

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** One BigBad has a [[AchillesHeel Weak point]] on [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the back of her knees]]knees]].



** When washing dishes Scott gets 500 ExperiencePoints. And again when [[spoiler: Scott professes his love for Ramona Flowers, gains 9999 [[ExperiencePoints Exp.]] and gains a sword called "ThePowerOfLove"]].

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** When washing dishes Scott gets 500 ExperiencePoints. And again when [[spoiler: Scott [[spoiler:Scott professes his love for Ramona Flowers, gains 9999 [[ExperiencePoints Exp.]] and gains a sword called "ThePowerOfLove"]].



** Creator/GarthEnnis tends to touch on this with his DC stuff. Mainly it's 'Yes, that monster crossing the street is weird but at least he isn't eating people like popcorn. Count your blessings'.
* ''Comicbook/TopTen'' is a PoliceProcedural in a city where everyone from bums to schoolkids, tycoons to hookers has a superpower, or is an alien, a god, a cyborg, an enhanced animal or some other kind of superhero/villain, and they're all just getting on with their lives.

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** Creator/GarthEnnis tends to touch on this with his DC stuff. Mainly it's 'Yes, "Yes, that monster crossing the street is weird but at least he isn't eating people like popcorn. Count your blessings'.
blessings."
* ''Comicbook/TopTen'' ''ComicBook/TopTen'' is a PoliceProcedural in a city where everyone from bums to schoolkids, tycoons to hookers has a superpower, or is an alien, a god, a cyborg, an enhanced animal or some other kind of superhero/villain, and they're all just getting on with their lives.



* ''ComicBook/BlackMagick'' opens with a Wiccan ceremony—which we later learn has real and direct magical importance—[[InconvenientSummons being interrupted by a cell phone call]]. The leaders of the circle in turn grumble about how much of a hassle it will be to redo all of the rituals and set-up before Rowan is called away for duty.
* No one in the ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' universe seems to react wiry to the fact that Condorito is an anthropomorphic talking condor. Even more, several of his relatives appear in the comics showing the same characteristic (most notably his nephew Coné) so there’s an entire race of anthropomorphic birds walking around.

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* ''ComicBook/BlackMagick'' opens with a Wiccan ceremony—which ceremony -- which we later learn has real and direct magical importance—[[InconvenientSummons importance -- [[InconvenientSummons being interrupted by a cell phone call]]. The leaders of the circle in turn grumble about how much of a hassle it will be to redo all of the rituals and set-up before Rowan is called away for duty.
* No one No-one in the ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' universe seems to react wiry to the fact that Condorito is an anthropomorphic talking condor. Even more, several of his relatives appear in the comics showing the same characteristic (most notably his nephew Coné) so there’s there's an entire race of anthropomorphic birds walking around.



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* Poking fun at this trope is more or less the entire point of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/114049/this-is-the-life-a-tale-of-a-human-in-equestria This is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria]]''. The titular character is constantly freaked out by everything around him which some ponies make fun of because of how he overreacts.
--> '''Self-Insert:''' Just today I went to the library to return a book. I spent an hour there, hanging out with a baby dragon who is the assistant to a unicorn who is the protégé of a princess who is thousands of years old, who receives letters from that protégé through the baby dragon’s magical breath.
--> '''Lyra:''' Okay, and I had fried oats for breakfast. What's your point?
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/26/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' Harry Potter is noticeably ''offended'' by the Wizarding World's complete lack of awe at magic. They can rewrite facets of reality on a whim but they treat it as completely mundane. Incidentally, it's this very attitude that causes them to be in awe of Harry's seemingly impossible feats, such as wandless casting, creating new spells, and changing components of spells. Anyone can do them but their attitude towards magic keeps them from exploring it.
-->'''Harry''': You have the power to alter reality and you use it on something as trivial as cleaning a plate.

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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Poking fun at Most comic strips exhibit this trope is more or less to a small degree when you realize how many of them are basically stuck in some kind of time warp where the entire characters never age.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
** Both the comic and animated versions incorporate fantastic elements which don't really seem to faze the characters, such as the never-seen but apparently [[BiggerOnTheInside TARDIS-like interior]] of Snoopy's doghouse -- or Snoopy's ''sapience,'' for that matter. In an ironic twist, everyone found it ''less'' bizarre that Snoopy was playing on Charlie Brown's baseball team than that Peppermint Patty thought he was just a weird kid with a big nose. (At one
point of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/114049/this-is-the-life-a-tale-of-a-human-in-equestria This in the comic strip, Marcie finally spells out that Snoopy is a ''dog'', and Patty suffers a HeroicBSOD, spending the next strip repeating "A ''beagle?!''" over and over again.)
** There's also the kite eating tree.
** One story arc involved Charlie Brown's baseball-related... uh, hallucinations leading to his short-lived triumph as "Mr. Sack"
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' is set in a world where dogs, cats, and various other pets are ''not quite'' as intelligent as humans. Occasionally the strip actually addresses this.
** In the same vein as the above, dogs can converse with humans in ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe'', and it's no big deal.
%%** ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine.''%%
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
is the Life: A Tale King of a Human in Equestria]]''. The titular character is constantly freaked out by everything around him which some ponies make fun Mundane Fantastic newspaper comic worlds. Talking animals ''that run corporations'' ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive sadistically, of because of how he overreacts.
--> '''Self-Insert:''' Just today I went to
course]]), or even the library to return U.N. for a book. I spent an hour there, hanging out with short time, various semi-human personifications of office inhabitant types (from a baby dragon who is the assistant moth-man attracted by meetings to a unicorn who is the protégé of a princess who is thousands of years old, who receives letters from parasitic consultant that protégé burrowed through the baby dragon’s magical breath.
--> '''Lyra:''' Okay,
PointyHairedBoss to get to his wallet to an evil Youthful Executive who was killed and I had fried oats [[DemonicPossession possessed]]), a garbage man who invents time travel and species-changing rays because he hates to see it done wrong, and dinosaurs hiding behind couches instead of going extinct. And [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody bats an eye]] while the world remains roughly the same as ours, for breakfast. What's your point?
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/26/For-Love-of-Magic For Love
a given value of Magic]]'' Harry Potter is noticeably ''offended'' by "same". According to Adams himself, people keep writing to him to tell him how realistic the Wizarding World's complete lack of awe at magic. They can rewrite facets of reality on a whim but they treat it as completely mundane. Incidentally, strip is. He figures it's this very attitude that causes them to be in awe of Harry's seemingly because it's impossible feats, such as wandless casting, creating new spells, and changing components of spells. Anyone can do them but their attitude towards magic keeps them from exploring it.
-->'''Harry''': You have the power
to alter reality and you use it on something as trivial as cleaning a plate.exaggerate selfishness so much it's unrealistic.



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[[folder:Film Animated]][[folder:Fan Works]]
* Poking fun at this trope is more or less the entire point of ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/114049/this-is-the-life-a-tale-of-a-human-in-equestria This Is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria]]''. The titular character is constantly freaked out by everything around him which some ponies make fun of because of how he overreacts.
-->'''Self-Insert:''' Just today I went to the library to return a book. I spent an hour there, hanging out with a baby dragon who is the assistant to a unicorn who is the protégé of a princess who is thousands of years old, who receives letters from that protégé through the baby dragon’s magical breath.\\
'''Lyra:''' Okay, and I had fried oats for breakfast. What's your point?
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11669575/26/For-Love-of-Magic For Love of Magic]]'' Harry Potter is noticeably ''offended'' by the Wizarding World's complete lack of awe at magic. They can rewrite facets of reality on a whim but they treat it as completely mundane. Incidentally, it's this very attitude that causes them to be in awe of Harry's seemingly impossible feats, such as wandless casting, creating new spells, and changing components of spells. Anyone can do them but their attitude towards magic keeps them from exploring it.
-->'''Harry:''' You have the power to alter reality and you use it on something as trivial as cleaning a plate.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]



** In ''Anime/{{Ponyo|OnTheCliffByTheSea}}'', Lisa's only reaction to discovering a young girl out at sea and her son swearing this girl is the goldfish he had earlier is saying "The world is a mysterious place". For that matter, when Ponyo was a "goldfish" she more or less resembled a toddler head on a dress, not a fish, but nobody took notice of that either.
** In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' nobody is at all surprised at all the magic and wizardry going around. In fact, the warring nations enlist their magical inhabitants to fight for them.

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** In ''Anime/{{Ponyo|OnTheCliffByTheSea}}'', ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', Lisa's only reaction to discovering a young girl out at sea and her son swearing this girl is the goldfish he had earlier is saying "The world is a mysterious place". For that matter, when Ponyo was a "goldfish" she more or less resembled a toddler head on a dress, not a fish, but nobody took notice of that either.
** In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', nobody is at all surprised at all the magic and wizardry going around. In fact, the warring nations enlist their magical inhabitants to fight for them.



[[folder:Film Live-Action]]
* Everything having to do with [[Film/TheMuppetMovie the Muppets]]. In all of the films (and all the TV Shows and TV specials), the fact that the main characters are all a bunch of sentient puppets rarely plays into the reactions of the human cast members (and if it does, it's usually treated as "a little odd" at the most, never "oh my god these 3 feet tall felt monstrosities are all walking around and singing").
** It became extra ridiculous when they hosted an episode of ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''.
** Played with in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', where [[spoiler:Gonzo]] is captured by a secret government agency because they think he's an alien ([[spoiler:he is]]). This is done by a guy whose assistant is a talking bear.

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[[folder:Film Live-Action]]
* Everything having to do with [[Film/TheMuppetMovie the Muppets]]. In all of the films (and all the TV Shows and TV specials), the fact that the main characters are all a bunch of sentient puppets rarely plays into the reactions of the human cast members (and if it does, it's usually treated as "a little odd" at the most, never "oh my god these 3 feet tall felt monstrosities are all walking around and singing").
** It became extra ridiculous when they hosted an episode of ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''.
** Played with in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', where [[spoiler:Gonzo]] is captured by a secret government agency because they think he's an alien ([[spoiler:he is]]). This is done by a guy whose assistant is a talking bear.
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* The reported inspiration for ''Film/JurassicWorld'' was a piece of artwork, depicting a teenage boy standing in front of a giant aquarium with a mosasaur swimming past ... and completely ignoring it because he's too busy texting and [=InGen=]'s prehistoric animals have become old news.

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* The reported inspiration for ''Film/JurassicWorld'' was a piece of artwork, depicting a teenage boy standing in front of a giant aquarium with a mosasaur swimming past ...past... and completely ignoring it because he's too busy texting and [=InGen=]'s prehistoric animals have become old news.



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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Most comic strips exhibit this to a small degree when you realize how many of them are basically stuck in some kind of time warp where the characters never age.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
** Both the comic and animated versions incorporate fantastic elements which don't really seem to faze the characters, such as the never-seen but apparently [[BiggerOnTheInside TARDIS-like interior]] of Snoopy's doghouse -- or Snoopy's ''sapience,'' for that matter. In an ironic twist, everyone found it ''less'' bizarre that Snoopy was playing on Charlie Brown's baseball team than that Peppermint Patty thought he was just a weird kid with a big nose. (At one point in the comic strip, Marcie finally spells out that Snoopy is a ''dog'', and Patty suffers a HeroicBSOD, spending the next strip repeating "A ''beagle?!''" over and over again.)
** There's also the kite eating tree.
** One story arc involved Charlie Brown's baseball-related... uh, hallucinations leading to his short-lived triumph as "Mr. Sack"
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' is set in a world where dogs, cats, and various other pets are ''not quite'' as intelligent as humans. Occasionally the strip actually addresses this.
** In the same vein as the above, dogs can converse with humans in ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe'', and it's no big deal.
%%** ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine.''%%
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' is the King of Mundane Fantastic newspaper comic worlds. Talking animals ''that run corporations'' ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive sadistically, of course]]), or even the U.N. for a short time, various semi-human personifications of office inhabitant types (from a moth-man attracted by meetings to a parasitic consultant that burrowed through the PointyHairedBoss to get to his wallet to an evil Youthful Executive who was killed and [[DemonicPossession possessed]]), a garbage man who invents time travel and species-changing rays because he hates to see it done wrong, and dinosaurs hiding behind couches instead of going extinct. And [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody bats an eye]] while the world remains roughly the same as ours, for a given value of "same". According to Adams himself, people keep writing to him to tell him how realistic the strip is. He figures it's because it's impossible to exaggerate selfishness so much it's unrealistic.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Most comic strips exhibit this to a small degree when you realize how many of them are basically stuck in some kind of time warp where the characters never age.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''
** Both the comic and animated versions incorporate fantastic elements which don't really seem to faze the characters, such as the never-seen but apparently [[BiggerOnTheInside TARDIS-like interior]] of Snoopy's doghouse -- or Snoopy's ''sapience,'' for that matter. In an ironic twist, everyone found it ''less'' bizarre that Snoopy was playing on Charlie Brown's baseball team than that Peppermint Patty thought he was just a weird kid with a big nose. (At one point in the comic strip, Marcie finally spells out that Snoopy is a ''dog'', and Patty suffers a HeroicBSOD, spending the next strip repeating "A ''beagle?!''" over and over again.)
** There's also the kite eating tree.
** One story arc involved Charlie Brown's baseball-related... uh, hallucinations leading to his short-lived triumph as "Mr. Sack"
* ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' is set in a world where dogs, cats, and various other pets are ''not quite'' as intelligent as humans. Occasionally the strip actually addresses this.
** In the same vein as the above, dogs can converse with humans in ''ComicStrip/PoochCafe'', and it's no big deal.
%%** ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine.''%%
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' is the King of Mundane Fantastic newspaper comic worlds. Talking animals ''that run corporations'' ([[CorruptCorporateExecutive sadistically, of course]]), or even the U.N. for a short time, various semi-human personifications of office inhabitant types (from a moth-man attracted by meetings to a parasitic consultant that burrowed through the PointyHairedBoss to get to his wallet to an evil Youthful Executive who was killed and [[DemonicPossession possessed]]), a garbage man who invents time travel and species-changing rays because he hates to see it done wrong, and dinosaurs hiding behind couches instead of going extinct. And [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody bats an eye]] while the world remains roughly the same as ours, for a given value of "same". According to Adams himself, people keep writing to him to tell him how realistic the strip is. He figures it's because it's impossible to exaggerate selfishness so much it's unrealistic.
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[[folder:Professional
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]



* If you're watching Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, don't hold your breath waiting for an explanation to exactly what a being as powerful as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]] would find interesting about pro wrestling or mixed martial arts, much less any words on how his powers work or any protests to his [[WrestlingMonster flying vampire]] {{mooks}} being allowed in the ring.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' operates by the same principle as ''Franchise/TheMuppets.'' There's nothing in the slightest weird about puppets walking around with apparently invisible operators, and interacting with humans, though the spin-off show, ''[[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Avenue Jew,]]'' took it a bit further. "Monster" (as in "cookie monster") is considered a race in the Avenue Q universe.

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* If you're watching Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, don't hold your breath waiting for an explanation to exactly what a being as powerful as [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]] would find interesting about pro wrestling or mixed martial arts, much less any words on how his powers work or any protests to his [[WrestlingMonster flying vampire]] {{mooks}} being allowed in the ring.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' operates by the same principle as ''Franchise/TheMuppets.'' There's nothing in the slightest weird about puppets walking around with apparently invisible operators, and interacting with humans, though the spin-off show, ''[[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Avenue Jew,]]'' took it a bit further. "Monster" (as in "cookie monster") is considered a race in the Avenue Q universe.



[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Everything having to do with [[Film/TheMuppetMovie the Muppets]]. In all of the films (and all the TV Shows and TV specials), the fact that the main characters are all a bunch of sentient puppets rarely plays into the reactions of the human cast members (and if it does, it's usually treated as "a little odd" at the most, never "oh my god these 3 feet tall felt monstrosities are all walking around and singing"). It became extra ridiculous when they hosted an episode of ''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''. Played with in ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace'', where [[spoiler:Gonzo]] is captured by a secret government agency because they think he's an alien ([[spoiler:he is]]). This is done by a guy whose assistant is a talking bear.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' operates by the same principle as ''Franchise/TheMuppets.'' There's nothing in the slightest weird about puppets walking around with apparently invisible operators, and interacting with humans, though the spin-off show, ''[[Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof Avenue Jew,]]'' took it a bit further. "Monster" (as in "cookie monster") is considered a race in the Avenue Q universe.
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* The titular town of Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale is just a typical, small sleepy city. Well, it ''would'' be, if it wasn't controlled by a totalitarian government, inhabited by creatures such as five-headed dragons and Hooded Spectres, or if the fatality rate wasn't through the roof. The inhabitants treat this all as perfectly normal since, for them, it ''is''.

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* The titular town of Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' is just a typical, small sleepy city. Well, it ''would'' be, if it wasn't controlled by a totalitarian government, inhabited by creatures such as five-headed dragons and Hooded Spectres, or if the fatality rate wasn't through the roof. The inhabitants treat this all as perfectly normal since, for them, it ''is''.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does this well and has a lot of fun with it. Two ''ridiculously'' overpowered wizards are dueling? Cool, let's go watch! Did that pony just use ToonPhysics to pass through a solid wall? Yeah, she's just being [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]]. A minotaur is giving a self-help seminar? Is it Tuesday already? Yet things like a bunny stampede, a zebra (Initially), and running out of cider ''terrify the ponies''. They also see [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows manually clearing out winter and changing it to spring]] to be a normal and fun yearly tradition, yet the [[EldritchLocation Everfree Forest]] scares the life out of them ''because clouds move on their own and nature operates without the help of the ponies''. ''Slice of Life'' shows that monsters attack Ponyville so often that it's treated as a mild inconvenience at best, like road construction holding up traffic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' does this well and has a lot of fun with it. Two ''ridiculously'' overpowered wizards are dueling? Cool, let's go watch! Did that pony just use ToonPhysics to pass through a solid wall? Yeah, she's just being [[CloudCuckooLander Pinkie Pie]]. A minotaur is giving a self-help seminar? Is it Tuesday already? Yet things like a bunny stampede, a zebra (Initially), (initially), and running out of cider ''terrify the ponies''. They also see [[PaintingTheFrostOnWindows manually clearing out winter and changing it to spring]] to be a normal and fun yearly tradition, yet the [[EldritchLocation Everfree Forest]] scares the life out of them ''because clouds move on their own and nature operates without the help of the ponies''. ''Slice "Slice of Life'' Life" shows that monsters attack Ponyville so often that it's treated as a mild inconvenience at best, like road construction holding up traffic.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is about a talking, bipedal blue cat and his adopted brother, a goldfish who grew legs and can breathe air. His father and sister are talking, bipedal pink rabbits. He goes to a school where the only teacher is a primate whose actual species seems to vary and has been around since the Stone Age. His crush is a peanut with legs, arms, antlers, and holes where her eyes and mouth are supposed to be. The school bully is a Tyrannosaurus rex in the... some time between the '50s and the present. Other students include a girl who was born a ghost (no one knows how exactly that works), a spider who was originally a video game character, and a purple-furred giant whose mother is a witch. Nearly everyone in Elmore is a FunnyAnimal or CartoonCreature of some form or another, with the exception of Santa Claus. If Richard gets a job, the Universe will be destroyed. Every single thing in Elmore is sentient and can come to life at any moment. Nobody finds any of this particularly strange.
** However, the show dabbles into UrbanFantasy in the third season, hinting at aspects of [[WorldOfWeirdness Elmore]] considered bizarre even by the people who live there. "The Void" has the main characters making a discovery ([[spoiler:the universe sends things and people it believes are mistakes [[RetGone to another dimension and erases all traces of their existence]]]]) which they point out would have changed the world if they hadn't [[LaserGuidedAmnesia had their memory of it erased]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' is about a talking, bipedal blue cat and his adopted brother, a goldfish who grew legs and can breathe air. His father and sister are talking, bipedal pink rabbits. He goes to a school where the only teacher is a primate whose actual species seems to vary and has been around since the Stone Age. His crush is a peanut with legs, arms, antlers, and holes where her eyes and mouth are supposed to be. The school bully is a Tyrannosaurus rex in the... some time between the '50s and the present. Other students include a girl who was born a ghost (no one knows how exactly that works), a spider who was originally a video game character, and a purple-furred giant whose mother is a witch. Nearly everyone in Elmore is a FunnyAnimal or CartoonCreature of some form or another, with the exception of Santa Claus. If Richard gets a job, the Universe will be destroyed. Every single thing in Elmore is sentient and can come to life at any moment. Nobody finds any of this particularly strange.
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However, the show dabbles into UrbanFantasy in the third season, hinting at aspects of [[WorldOfWeirdness Elmore]] considered bizarre even by the people who live there. "The Void" has the main characters making a discovery ([[spoiler:the universe sends things and people it believes are mistakes [[RetGone to another dimension and erases all traces of their existence]]]]) which they point out would have changed the world if they hadn't [[LaserGuidedAmnesia had their memory of it erased]].






* A road project in Iceland was stopped because it could destroy the habitat of elves. In a survey conducted by the University of Iceland in 2007, 5% of Icelanders claim to have seen these beings and 55% say they are either convinced of their existence or consider them very likely

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* A road project in Iceland was stopped because it could destroy the habitat of elves. In a survey conducted by the University of Iceland in 2007, 5% of Icelanders claim to have seen these beings and 55% say they are either convinced of their existence or consider them very likelylikely.
29th May '17 9:09:30 AM TristanJeremiah
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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' is mostly a normal farm sim except for the Harvest Goddess and her sprites, and Witches.
27th May '17 3:16:27 PM redandready45
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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', the idea animals taking over a human's farm is frightening to farmers at first, but by the end of the story, Animal [[spoiler: renamed Manor]] Farm's neighbors have gotten used to the idea, and enjoy a nice card game with the pigs. It is a more sinister example of this trope, because it reflects how much the pigs have abandoned the ideals of Animalism by working with humanity, to point where [[spoiler: the other animals can't tell pig from man when the two sides argue over a the outcome of a card game]].

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* In ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', the idea animals taking over a human's farm is frightening to farmers at first, but by the end of the story, Animal [[spoiler: renamed Manor]] Farm's neighbors have gotten used to the idea, and enjoy a nice card game with the pigs. It is a more sinister example of this trope, because it reflects how much the pigs have abandoned the ideals of Animalism by working that they cavort with humanity, humanity and adopt its worst aspects, to point where [[spoiler: the other animals can't tell pig from man when the two sides argue over a the outcome of a card game]].
27th May '17 3:14:50 PM redandready45
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* ''Literature/AnimalFarm'', the idea animals taking over a human's farm is frightening to farmers at first, but by the end of the story, Animal [[spoiler: renamed Manor]] Farm's neighbors have gotten used to the idea, and enjoy a nice card game with the pigs. It is a more sinister example of this trope, because it reflects how much the pigs have abandoned the ideals of Animalism by working with humanity, to point where [[spoiler: the other animals can't tell pig from man when the two sides argue over a the outcome of a card game]].
15th May '17 4:08:43 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' is generally LikeRealityUnlessNoted, but this doesn't stop Medusa, Bigfoot, Nessie, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, etc. from fighting alongside RealLife celebrities. Even the real celebrities are still often given genuine supernatural attributes, for instance Music/MichaelJackson is a shapeshifter, [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Melissa Joan Hart]] and [[Series/{{Charmed}} Alyssa Milano]] are genuine witches, Beyonce is a cyborg, and so forth, to say nothing of the various celebrities brought back to life via time travel. Even fights between non-paranormal characters can still sometimes take place in fantastical settings, like John Cusack and John Malkovich fighting shrunken down in someone else's brain, or Brad Pitt and Keanu Reeves fighting inside ''Film/TheMatrix''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' is generally LikeRealityUnlessNoted, but this doesn't stop Medusa, Bigfoot, Nessie, Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, etc. from fighting alongside RealLife celebrities. Even the real celebrities are still often given genuine supernatural attributes, for instance Music/MichaelJackson is a shapeshifter, Creator/MelissaJoanHart and Creator/AlyssaMilano are [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Melissa Joan Hart]] and genuine]] [[Series/{{Charmed}} Alyssa Milano]] are genuine witches, Beyonce witches]], Music/{{Beyonce}} is a cyborg, {{cyborg}}, and so forth, to say nothing of the various celebrities brought back to life via time travel. Even fights between non-paranormal characters can still sometimes take place in fantastical settings, like John Cusack Creator/JohnCusack and John Malkovich Creator/JohnMalkovich fighting shrunken down in someone else's brain, or Brad Pitt Creator/BradPitt and Keanu Reeves Creator/KeanuReeves fighting inside ''Film/TheMatrix''.
8th May '17 4:48:13 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzán]], teams of androids, a [[BigFootSasquatchAndYeti yeti]], FrankensteinsMonster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things into its locker room? Who cares?

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* The Argentina based Titanes en el ring which ran from 1962 to 1988 was famous for giving "regular" wrestlers the chance to test themselves against [[Literature/{{Tarzan}} Tarzán]], teams of androids, a [[BigFootSasquatchAndYeti yeti]], FrankensteinsMonster, Anime/{{Voltron}} and most importantly, {{mumm|y}}ies. There were also {{historical domain|character}} wrestlers such as El Gran Mongol Gengis Khan and Julius Caesar. The 2001 {{revival}} saw additions such as [[BiblicalBadGuy Caín]]. How it all these things got into its locker room? Who cares?



* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.

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* This was the most immediately visible distinction between [[Wrestling/{{FMW}} Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling]] and it's upstart rival W*ING, the latter having such {{exp|y}}ies as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Nightmare Freddy]], [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Super Leather]], [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason The Terrible]], [[WesternAnimation/MightyMouse Super Raton]], [[WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies Tasmaniac]](Wrestling/{{Tazz}}), as well gimmicks [[TheGimmick gimmicks]] like the Iceman, Fishman, The Crypt Keeper and [[Wrestling/{{Kurrgan}} Goliath El Gigante]]. These more elaborate gimmicks would resurface in IWA Japan and then in FMW itself after it absorbed most of the W*ING roster.
28th Mar '17 10:38:20 AM sydhighwind
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* Joshua Gaylord's ''Literature/WhenWeWereAnimals'' takes place in a small podunk town, where every resident that hits puberty turns into a primal, rage-filled, human monster during the full moon for one year. No one in the town seems to bat an eye at the naked teenagers fighting, howling, snarling, and having sex in the streets at night, every month, and treat it as if it's something completely normal.
23rd Feb '17 11:26:36 PM TheSinful
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* No one in the Geico commercials are ever surprised by the various talking animals. Notably in one ad, the talking pig assumes he was pulled over because he's a pig driving a convertible, only to be informed he has a taillight out.
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