History Main / PerspectiveFlip

21st May '17 5:54:08 PM nombretomado
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* WillEisner's ''Fagin the Jew'' is a comic book retelling of ''Literature/OliverTwist'' which details Fagin's tragic spiral from idealistic young lad to jaded prisoner about to be hanged. Eisner's intent was to counteract the anti-Jew bias in the original tale by presenting Fagin as a person whose idealism is slowly beaten out of him by an increasingly unfair life, hence [[FreudianExcuse justifying]] the crimes and wrongs Fagin does in the original story.

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* WillEisner's Creator/WillEisner's ''Fagin the Jew'' is a comic book retelling of ''Literature/OliverTwist'' which details Fagin's tragic spiral from idealistic young lad to jaded prisoner about to be hanged. Eisner's intent was to counteract the anti-Jew bias in the original tale by presenting Fagin as a person whose idealism is slowly beaten out of him by an increasingly unfair life, hence [[FreudianExcuse justifying]] the crimes and wrongs Fagin does in the original story.
11th May '17 7:37:43 PM DustSnitch
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* UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} contains many perspective flips of the Old Testament and Western Christianity. Yahweh is a tinpot cosmic dictator, the Serpent of Eden was a dispenser of wisdom, angels are violent Lovecraftian monsters, and the world is a transparent prison God uses to keep his human betters enslaved and confused.
** The ShinMegamiTensei games seem to love this perspective.
** By the way, the whole "angels are Lovecraftian monsters" thing isn't the perspective flip; just the fact that they're untamed forces of nature rather than the good guys. Seriously, read some Old Testament/Torah/Kabbalistic descriptions of Seraphim, Cherubs, etc...
* Romans co-opted a lot of Myth/GreekMythology, but changed it according to their own unique values and biases:
** The two gods of war. Greeks preferred [[LadyOfWar Athena]] for representing tactics and cunning, while [[BloodKnight Ares]] was associated with carnage and slaughter. When the militaristic Romans aligned myths about Ares to their god Mars (believed to be the father of their founder Romulus), they dropped all the stigma and made him second in importance only to Jupiter.
** Greeks considered Odysseus as one of their distinctive heroes for his shrewdness. On the other hand, Romans preferred a more straightforward philosphy to soldiering, and considered Ulysses (Odysseus) an amoral DirtyCoward. This characterization is aided by the fact that Romans believed their forefather being exiled Trojans, making Ulysses an ancient nemesis.
** To the Greeks, Aphrodite is merely the goddess of beauty, love, sex and procreation, who causes trouble whenever she goes due being a spoiled brat. The Roman equivalent Venus is a much wiser, kinder and even motherly goddess who tempers the fiery personalities of her male counterparts Mars and Vulcan, and whose portfolio also includes such things as purification (both in spiritual and even physical sense), success in politics and life, freedom of former slaves, and even ''victory in battle and a universal creative force''. To the Romans, the leader of their forefathers was Venus' own son Aeneas.
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* UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} contains many perspective flips of the Old Testament and Western Christianity. Yahweh is a tinpot cosmic dictator, the Serpent of Eden was a dispenser of wisdom, angels are violent Lovecraftian monsters, and the world is a transparent prison God uses to keep his human betters enslaved and confused.
** The ShinMegamiTensei games seem to love this perspective.
** By the way, the whole "angels are Lovecraftian monsters" thing isn't the perspective flip; just the fact that they're untamed forces of nature rather than the good guys. Seriously, read some Old Testament/Torah/Kabbalistic descriptions of Seraphim, Cherubs, etc...
* Romans co-opted a lot of Myth/GreekMythology, but changed it according to their own unique values and biases:
** The two gods of war. Greeks preferred [[LadyOfWar Athena]] for representing tactics and cunning, while [[BloodKnight Ares]] was associated with carnage and slaughter. When the militaristic Romans aligned myths about Ares to their god Mars (believed to be the father of their founder Romulus), they dropped all the stigma and made him second in importance only to Jupiter.
** Greeks considered Odysseus as one of their distinctive heroes for his shrewdness. On the other hand, Romans preferred a more straightforward philosphy to soldiering, and considered Ulysses (Odysseus) an amoral DirtyCoward. This characterization is aided by the fact that Romans believed their forefather being exiled Trojans, making Ulysses an ancient nemesis.
** To the Greeks, Aphrodite is merely the goddess of beauty, love, sex and procreation, who causes trouble whenever she goes due being a spoiled brat. The Roman equivalent Venus is a much wiser, kinder and even motherly goddess who tempers the fiery personalities of her male counterparts Mars and Vulcan, and whose portfolio also includes such things as purification (both in spiritual and even physical sense), success in politics and life, freedom of former slaves, and even ''victory in battle and a universal creative force''. To the Romans, the leader of their forefathers was Venus' own son Aeneas.
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3rd May '17 2:14:15 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''/''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/ZuluSquadNoTsukaima'', several of the character's backstories in Dubai are told from the perspective of the [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood Damned 33rd]], given [[FromBadToWorse what goes on in the video game]], they are understandably aghast at [[VillainProtagonist Captain Walker's]] actions.

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* In the ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''/''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' crossover fic ''Fanfic/ZuluSquadNoTsukaima'', several of the character's characters' backstories in Dubai are told from the perspective of the [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood Damned 33rd]], given [[FromBadToWorse what goes on in the video game]], they are understandably aghast at [[VillainProtagonist Captain Walker's]] actions.
16th Apr '17 7:13:47 PM nombretomado
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* Two ''Franchise/StarWars'' games have given the players exclusively Imperial campaigns: ''TIEFighter'' and ''[[StarWarsBattlefront Battlefront II]]''. ''Battlefront'' in particular, while it might not make the Empire as a whole look much better, certainly paints the Stormtroopers as sympathetic instead of the faceless evil minions they've become known as.

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* Two ''Franchise/StarWars'' games have given the players exclusively Imperial campaigns: ''TIEFighter'' and ''[[StarWarsBattlefront ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront Battlefront II]]''. ''Battlefront'' in particular, while it might not make the Empire as a whole look much better, certainly paints the Stormtroopers as sympathetic instead of the faceless evil minions they've become known as.
20th Mar '17 8:14:20 PM Zaiaku666
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* In one chapter of the ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki manga, it shows the Franc Republic finally having a glimpse of the infamous Devil of the Rhine, Yanya, herself. Unlike how in the previous episode which shows Tanya's insane rant against the Republic, the orb instead shows the JeanneDArchetype personality that Tanya develops the more she prays to Being X.

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* In one chapter of the ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki'' manga, it shows the Franc Republic finally having a glimpse of the infamous Devil of the Rhine, Yanya, Tanya, herself. Unlike how in the previous episode which shows Tanya's insane rant against the Republic, the orb instead shows the JeanneDArchetype personality that Tanya develops the more she prays to Being X.
20th Mar '17 8:12:27 PM Zaiaku666
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* In one chapter of the ''LightNovel/YoujoSenki manga, it shows the Franc Republic finally having a glimpse of the infamous Devil of the Rhine, Yanya, herself. Unlike how in the previous episode which shows Tanya's insane rant against the Republic, the orb instead shows the JeanneDArchetype personality that Tanya develops the more she prays to Being X.
19th Mar '17 11:39:14 AM nombretomado
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** ''Literature/DeathStar'' is popular too. It's about various people on the first Death Star, from Darth Vader on down to a political prisoner whose experience in architecture let her work on the superweapon's less essential elements. Only one Rebel character gets named at all, and that's Princess Leia, who leaves a major impression on the surgeon who tended her after she was tortured. The novel serves to make things a little less black-and-white than in [[ANewHope the film]]; although the Empire is still incredibly evil, it's easier to see why anyone worked for it.

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** ''Literature/DeathStar'' is popular too. It's about various people on the first Death Star, from Darth Vader on down to a political prisoner whose experience in architecture let her work on the superweapon's less essential elements. Only one Rebel character gets named at all, and that's Princess Leia, who leaves a major impression on the surgeon who tended her after she was tortured. The novel serves to make things a little less black-and-white than in [[ANewHope [[Film/ANewHope the film]]; although the Empire is still incredibly evil, it's easier to see why anyone worked for it.
26th Feb '17 8:07:57 PM gewunomox
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* Music/TaylorSwift wrote ''Enchanted'' about meeting a guy at a party. OwlCity did a cover of that song, revealing that ''he'' was the one for whom she wrote the song. Except, of course, the cover was Flipped. He did a really nice job, too.

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* Music/TaylorSwift wrote ''Enchanted'' about meeting a guy at a party. OwlCity Music/OwlCity did a cover of that song, revealing that ''he'' was the one for whom she wrote the song. Except, of course, the cover was Flipped. He did a really nice job, too.
28th Jan '17 3:20:52 PM Angeldeb82
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* Also in a cross with TheCoverChangesTheGender, Music/TwistedSister's version of "Leader of the Pack" puts the story in the role of the leader, Jimmy, in the traditional StarCrossedLovers way, while putting the twist on the ending with the {{Spared|ByTheAdaptation}}[=/=]DeathByAdaptation bit.

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* Also in a cross with TheCoverChangesTheGender, Music/TwistedSister's version of "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las puts the story in the role of the leader, Jimmy, in the traditional StarCrossedLovers way, while putting the twist on the ending with the {{Spared|ByTheAdaptation}}[=/=]DeathByAdaptation bit.
28th Jan '17 3:19:37 PM Angeldeb82
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Expect a story like this to be DarkerAndEdgier in proportion to the original's simplicity as well as elements of [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] which kinda helps the whole story be told. Do keep in mind the possibility of an UnreliableNarrator, if this is done from the first person POV. Compare (and/or contrast) with RashomonStyle, VillainEpisode, SympatheticPOV, HumansAreCthulhu, LowerDeckEpisode, MonsterAdventurers, AnotherSideAnotherStory, and POVSequel.

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Expect a story like this to be DarkerAndEdgier in proportion to the original's simplicity as well as elements of [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion which kinda helps the whole story be told. Do keep in mind the possibility of an UnreliableNarrator, if this is done from the first person POV. Compare (and/or contrast) with RashomonStyle, VillainEpisode, SympatheticPOV, HumansAreCthulhu, LowerDeckEpisode, MonsterAdventurers, AnotherSideAnotherStory, and POVSequel.



* A Music/{{Vocaloid}} song, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VppT1fcGmc The Drawing Book and Mary]]'', takes the game ''Videogame/{{Ib}}'' and shows it from the point of view of Mary, focusing on [[IJustWantToHaveFriends her loneliness.]]

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* A Music/{{Vocaloid}} song, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VppT1fcGmc The Drawing Book and Mary]]'', takes the game ''Videogame/{{Ib}}'' and shows it from the point of view of Mary, focusing on [[IJustWantToHaveFriends her loneliness.]]loneliness]].



* This happens within at least a couple of Music/IronMaiden songs: "Run To The Hills", where the first verse is told from the viewpoint of the [[BadAssNative native American tribes]] and the rest of the song is from the viewpoint of the [[ThePioneer settlers]]. "22 Acacia Avenue" shifts back and forth between the [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism idealistic view]] of a pimp, and the [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism cynical view]] of either a police officer or a concerned friend.

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* This happens within at least a couple of Music/IronMaiden songs: "Run To The Hills", where the first verse is told from the viewpoint of the [[BadAssNative [[BadassNative native American tribes]] and the rest of the song is from the viewpoint of the [[ThePioneer settlers]]. "22 Acacia Avenue" shifts back and forth between the [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism idealistic view]] of a pimp, and the [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism cynical view]] of either a police officer or a concerned friend.



* In a cross with TheCoverChangesTheGender, [[Music/{{Tatu}} Lena Katina]] covering Music/OwlCity's [[https://youtu.be/UyF-xcEG6T0 "Deer In The Headlights"]], which now is told by the girl rejecting the CasanovaWannabe.

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* In a cross with TheCoverChangesTheGender, [[Music/{{Tatu}} Lena Katina]] covering covered Music/OwlCity's [[https://youtu.be/UyF-xcEG6T0 "Deer In The Headlights"]], which now is told by the girl rejecting the CasanovaWannabe. CasanovaWannabe.
* Also in a cross with TheCoverChangesTheGender, Music/TwistedSister's version of "Leader of the Pack" puts the story in the role of the leader, Jimmy, in the traditional StarCrossedLovers way, while putting the twist on the ending with the {{Spared|ByTheAdaptation}}[=/=]DeathByAdaptation bit.



* Brace yourselves, for there exists a PerspectiveFlip... of ''PacMan''. Just... just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuQsaRYYheM watch.]]

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* Brace yourselves, for there exists a PerspectiveFlip... Perspective Flip... of ''PacMan''.''VideoGame/PacMan''. Just... just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuQsaRYYheM watch.]]
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