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3rd Apr '16 5:13:39 PM nombretomado
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It is [[TropeNamer named for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOKNggPh4Q a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where main character Nate suffers a brain embolism. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "N'arm! N'arm!" in an [[FamilyMatters "Urkel voice"]] before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny--you can even hear what sounds like a cameraman stifling laughter as Nate collapses.

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It is [[TropeNamer named for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOKNggPh4Q a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where main character Nate suffers a brain embolism. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "N'arm! N'arm!" in an [[FamilyMatters [[Series/FamilyMatters "Urkel voice"]] before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny--you can even hear what sounds like a cameraman stifling laughter as Nate collapses.
1st Apr '16 2:35:35 PM DavidCowie
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In CGI movies or video games [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who where raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even a good performance in a bad movie can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.

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In CGI movies or video games [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who where were raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even a good performance in a bad movie can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.
24th Mar '16 10:58:23 AM eroock
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'''Narm''' is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.

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'''Narm''' Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.
19th Mar '16 8:59:31 PM amphiboly
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1st Mar '16 5:55:41 AM AsForMyHandle
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* Narm/ChickTracts

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* ** Narm/ChickTracts
22nd Feb '16 2:48:32 AM Gravityman
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* Narm/FalloutEquestria

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* ** Narm/FalloutEquestria
8th Feb '16 9:05:23 PM eyebones
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** Narm/BlackJewels
7th Feb '16 7:57:41 AM fruitstripegum
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7th Feb '16 7:51:13 AM eyebones
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Were you to discuss this phenomenon in a scholarly work or literary circles, the word you would probably use is "{{Bathos}}". Narm and Bathos are similar, though Narm is what happens when the humor wasn't intended by the writer.

Narm can be subjective as different audience members are may find different things unintentionally funny. Narm can stem from a failed attempt to pull off CrowningMomentOfAwesome, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming (if it comes across as sappy) or TearJerker (if the audience fails to be sad). Anything that falls under {{Wangst}} and DeusAngstMachina runs the risk of falling under Narm, as what is ''intended'' to be sad can instead come across as over-the-top ridiculous and absurd. In subtitled {{anime}}, Narms are often created through the use of badly used [[GratuitousEnglish English]]. In dubbed anime, Narms are more likely to result from the combination of a budding [[WilliamShatner William Shatner]] reading an overly-literal translation. In CGI movies or video games [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who where raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even a good performance in a bad movie can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.

{{Large Ham}}s are vulnerable to this trope if they're put into the wrong kinds of situations but can also be used to evoke it [[{{Bathos}} intentionally]]. Narm moments are susceptible to becoming [[MemeticMutation memes]] within the fandom.

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Were you to discuss this phenomenon in a scholarly work or literary circles, the word you would probably use is "{{Bathos}}". Narm and Bathos are similar, though but Narm is what happens when the humor wasn't intended by the writer.for ''unintended'' humor.

Narm can be subjective subjective, as different audience members are may find different things unintentionally funny. Narm It can stem from a failed attempt to pull off CrowningMomentOfAwesome, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] (if it comes across as sappy) or TearJerker [[TearJerker tear jerker]] moment (if the audience fails to be sad). Anything that falls under {{Wangst}} and DeusAngstMachina runs the risk of falling under Narm, as what is ''intended'' to be sad can instead come across as over-the-top ridiculous and absurd.

In subtitled {{anime}}, Narms are often created through the use of badly used [[GratuitousEnglish English]]. In dubbed anime, Narms are more likely to result from the combination of a budding [[WilliamShatner William Shatner]] reading an overly-literal translation.

In CGI movies or video games [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who where raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even a good performance in a bad movie can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.

{{Large Ham}}s are vulnerable to this trope if they're put into Much of the wrong kinds strength of situations but can also be used to evoke it [[{{Bathos}} intentionally]]. a Narmy moment comes from the severity of MoodWhiplash caused by it. Compare with NarmCharm. Contrast with DudeNotFunny, LevelBreaker or ComicalOverreacting. Sometimes Narm moments are susceptible examples come from a moment being too realistic, in which case it falls under RealityIsUnrealistic.

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to becoming [[MemeticMutation memes]] within be confused with [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam]], or the fandom.
[[Series/BabylonFive Narn]], or [[Series/SesameStreet OMMM-NOM-NOM-NOM]], or [[Series/{{Cheers}} a certain heavy-set Boston barfly]] (or his [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Lurian counterpart]]). Also not to be confused with the [[Series/PushingDaisies National Area for Retired Mills]], [[http://www.narm.org North American Registry for Midwives]] or the [[http://www.narm.com National Association of Recording Merchandisers.]].



Not to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar 'Nam]], or the [[Series/BabylonFive Narn]], or [[Series/SesameStreet OMMM-NOM-NOM-NOM]], or [[Series/{{Cheers}} a certain heavy-set Boston barfly]] (or his [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Lurian counterpart]]). Also not to be confused with the [[Series/PushingDaisies National Area for Retired Mills]], [[http://www.narm.org North American Registry for Midwives]] or the [[http://www.narm.com National Association of Recording Merchandisers.]].

Much of the strength of a Narmy moment comes from the severity of MoodWhiplash caused by it. Compare with NarmCharm. Contrast with DudeNotFunny, LevelBreaker or ComicalOverreacting. Sometimes Narm examples come from a moment being too realistic, in which case it falls under RealityIsUnrealistic.

Not to be confused with the FunnyAneurysmMoment, in which something wasn't meant to be upsetting but is, thanks to later events or RealitySubtext.



** Narm/ChickTracts

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** * Narm/ChickTracts



** Narm/FalloutEquestria

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** * Narm/FalloutEquestria



** Narm/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark
** Narm/StarTrek



** Narm/BattleRoyale
7th Feb '16 7:30:06 AM fruitstripegum
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