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10th Mar '17 2:56:41 PM AlienPatch
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* WebVideo/BumReviews has two great examples:
** In the ''Movie/TheDarkKnight'' episode, normally ecstatic and loud Chester appears shocked and taken aback by the film and its events. Considering how much Creator/DougWalker dug this film and the [[NightmareFuel/TheDarkKnight stuff that happened it it,]] this is understandable.
** The episode covering ''Movie/TheAvengers2012'' has one of the most ''literal'' examples in the book: After assuring the audience that [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer his usual claim that this is the best movie he had ever seen in his life]] [[NotHyperbole was not an exaggeration,]] Doug ''broke character'' and actually expressed his love for the film for a brief moment before returning to character.
2nd Mar '17 9:55:38 AM Unicorndance
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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' had the episode "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor". In it, the Addams parents were wanting to make Itt into a marriage therapist and they pretended to be a bickering couple, but then Morticia gets angry and thinks Gomez's acting is how he really feels. This is out of character in itself, but usually, on the rare occasions it happens, Morticia just cries while Gomez reassures her he's not like that and she perks up instantly and apologises. In this episode, however, Morticia is ''still'' angry even after Gomez's reassuring her, even to the point of her ''throwing'' things at Gomez and him sleeping on the couch. They do make up the next day, but she still calls him a "cad", implying she's still not convinced he wasn't just acting. To top it all off, she was previously the onw who had to remind ''Gomez'' that they wr acting, not the other way round.

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* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' had the episode "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor". In it, the Addams parents were wanting to make Itt into a marriage therapist and they pretended to be a bickering couple, but then Morticia gets angry and thinks Gomez's acting is how he really feels. This is out of character in itself, but usually, on the rare occasions it happens, Morticia just cries while Gomez reassures her he's not like that and she perks up instantly and apologises. In this episode, however, Morticia is ''still'' angry even after Gomez's reassuring her, even to the point of her ''throwing'' things at Gomez and him sleeping on the couch. They do make up the next day, but she still calls him a "cad", implying she's still not convinced he wasn't just acting. To top it all off, she was previously the onw one who had to remind ''Gomez'' that they wr were acting, not the other way round.
27th Feb '17 7:22:30 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Enter the Out-of-Character Moment. Whether it's one of the various [[BallIndex Ball Tropes]], ContrivedStupidityTropes ImprobableBehaviorTropes, or PoorCommunicationKills, a character gets CharacterDerailment for a scene and allows the plot to move in the direction the author wants. Generally, the creator themselves will acknowledge they forced their character's behavior in some way, though it's not quite as damaging as CharacterDerailment, especially when it results in the natural progression of the plot.

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Enter the Out-of-Character Moment. Whether it's one of the various [[BallIndex Ball Tropes]], ContrivedStupidityTropes ContrivedStupidityTropes, ImprobableBehaviorTropes, or PoorCommunicationKills, a character gets CharacterDerailment for a scene and allows the plot to move in the direction the author wants. Generally, the creator themselves will acknowledge they forced their character's behavior in some way, though it's not quite as damaging as CharacterDerailment, especially when it results in the natural progression of the plot.
22nd Feb '17 12:46:16 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* One ''Series/SesameStreet'' segment had Bert voluntarily join Ernie in playing a game demonstrating heavy and light, when Bert normally refuses to participate in Ernie's games. Could be chalked up to GenreSavvy, as Bert realized that not volunteering usually means he ends up joining in unintentionally. (Of course, [[ButtMonkey actually participating doesn't work out so well for him anyway...]]).

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* One ''Series/SesameStreet'' segment had Bert voluntarily join Ernie in playing a game demonstrating heavy and light, when Bert normally refuses to participate in Ernie's games. Could be chalked up to GenreSavvy, as Bert realized realizing that not volunteering usually means he ends up joining in unintentionally. (Of course, [[ButtMonkey actually participating doesn't work out so well for him anyway...]]).
16th Feb '17 9:20:01 PM Unicorndance
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*** Downplayed in "Me Wait" song. It was meant to teach patience, or, as it was referred to in the song, "self-control", but the whole premise of the song is that Cookie Monster, despite wanting the cookies, well...waits. It was never established why he was waiting, and at the end, he says "Me waited long enough" and eats the cookies, implying there was no real reason for him to wait.
* ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' had the episode "Cousin Itt and the Vocational Counselor". In it, the Addams parents were wanting to make Itt into a marriage therapist and they pretended to be a bickering couple, but then Morticia gets angry and thinks Gomez's acting is how he really feels. This is out of character in itself, but usually, on the rare occasions it happens, Morticia just cries while Gomez reassures her he's not like that and she perks up instantly and apologises. In this episode, however, Morticia is ''still'' angry even after Gomez's reassuring her, even to the point of her ''throwing'' things at Gomez and him sleeping on the couch. They do make up the next day, but she still calls him a "cad", implying she's still not convinced he wasn't just acting. To top it all off, she was previously the onw who had to remind ''Gomez'' that they wr acting, not the other way round.



** In several other places Jesus also advises the Apostles to buy swords, or threatens people with Hell like a born-and-bred rabid fundie. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes sense in context]], but just as in the cases above, is nothing like the picture of Jesus most people have.

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** In several other places Jesus also advises the Apostles to buy swords, swords or threatens people with Hell like a born-and-bred rabid fundie. [[ItMakesSenseInContext It makes sense in context]], but just as in the cases above, is nothing like the picture of Jesus most people have.
15th Feb '17 3:13:55 PM pinkdalek
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*** Returning to the Nibelheim Mansion lab in the present day leads to a peculiar encounter with Sephiroth. A usually dramatic and erudite villain, he instead lobs a Materia at Cloud, before doing a hilarious front flip and zooming off towards the camera with his mouth open.
10th Feb '17 4:46:57 AM TommyTiger
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Arthur's [[TookALevelInJerkass behavior]] in "So Funny I Forgot To Laugh" went beyond just being a case of CompressedVice and became case of this, as Arthur, one of animation's biggest [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]], began continuously harassing his classmate Sue Ellen over a sweater she was wearing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': Arthur's [[TookALevelInJerkass behavior]] in "So Funny I Forgot To Laugh" went beyond just being a case of CompressedVice and became case of this, as Arthur, one of animation's biggest [[NiceGuy Nice Guys]], [[TheEveryMan Everymen]], began continuously harassing his classmate Sue Ellen over a sweater she was wearing.
8th Feb '17 2:30:44 PM BURGINABC
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Can be considered a SuperTrope to pretty much the entire BallIndex.
8th Feb '17 2:29:10 PM BURGINABC
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Enter the Out-of-Character Moment. Whether it's one of the various [[ContrivedStupidityTropes Ball Tropes]], ImprobableBehaviorTropes, or PoorCommunicationKills, a character gets CharacterDerailment for a scene and allows the plot to move in the direction the author wants. Generally, the creator themselves will acknowledge they forced their character's behavior in some way, though it's not quite as damaging as CharacterDerailment, especially when it results in the natural progression of the plot.

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Enter the Out-of-Character Moment. Whether it's one of the various [[ContrivedStupidityTropes [[BallIndex Ball Tropes]], ContrivedStupidityTropes ImprobableBehaviorTropes, or PoorCommunicationKills, a character gets CharacterDerailment for a scene and allows the plot to move in the direction the author wants. Generally, the creator themselves will acknowledge they forced their character's behavior in some way, though it's not quite as damaging as CharacterDerailment, especially when it results in the natural progression of the plot.



Specific examples of this include: ComedicSociopathy, ConflictBall, HeroBall, IdiotBall, IdiotPlot, SmartBall, VillainBall, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, and (depending on the character) LawfulStupid.
4th Feb '17 1:51:49 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** There's also the somewhat unusual incident in which Jesus causes a fig tree to wither because it will not bear fruit.

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** There's also the somewhat unusual incident in which Jesus causes a fig tree to wither because it will not bear fruit.fruit out of season.
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