History Main / PerspectiveFlip

13th Aug '16 8:54:09 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' does this with the Arbiter, the guy who led the charge to destroy Reach (which, incidentally, you see in action in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''), killing most of the Spartans and millions of humans. He was also the leader of the forces you fought against in the original ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}''. Now, however, he becomes a PlayerCharacter and his story takes up half the game, taking him through the paces of HeelRealization until he realizes that his leaders have been deceiving him and his kind all along. Turns out he was a good guy fighting for the wrong side all along.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', [[VideoGame/{{Halo 2}} the second game]] does this with the Arbiter, the guy who led the charge to destroy Reach (which, incidentally, you see in action in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''), killing most of the Spartans and millions of humans. He was also the leader of the forces you fought against in the original ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}''.''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. Now, however, he becomes a PlayerCharacter and his story takes up half the game, taking him through the paces of HeelRealization until he realizes that his leaders have been deceiving him and his kind all along. Turns out he was a good guy fighting for the wrong side all along.
7th Aug '16 5:18:04 PM nombretomado
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* The mini-series ''ComicBook/LexLuthorManOfSteel'' shows {{the DC U}}niverse from ComicBook/LexLuthor's perspective as he sees it (or at least would like ''us'' to see it); an ordinary (if, of course, you discount little things like the billions of dollars and scientific genius) human standing up against [[Franchise/{{Superman}} a cold, distant and otherworldly superpowered alien]], whose very existence belittles and demeans human accomplishment.

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* The mini-series ''ComicBook/LexLuthorManOfSteel'' shows {{the DC U}}niverse Franchise/the Franchise/DCUniverse from ComicBook/LexLuthor's perspective as he sees it (or at least would like ''us'' to see it); an ordinary (if, of course, you discount little things like the billions of dollars and scientific genius) human standing up against [[Franchise/{{Superman}} a cold, distant and otherworldly superpowered alien]], whose very existence belittles and demeans human accomplishment.
5th Aug '16 4:07:35 PM gadshill
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* ''Literature/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' is a perspective flip of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', although rather than telling it from the villains' point of view, it is retold from the point of view of [[ThoseTwoGuys two characters so insignificant Laurence Olivier didn't include them in his adaptation]].


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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'' is a perspective flip of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', although rather than telling it from the villains' point of view, it is retold from the point of view of [[ThoseTwoGuys two characters so insignificant Laurence Olivier didn't include them in his adaptation]].
2nd Aug '16 11:21:07 PM SwankyTower
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* Extremely common in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction, since the canon work is told in first person POV from Katniss' perspective. You can find the stories retold from the POV of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4767311/1/bThrough_b_bAnother_bs_bEyes_b Peeta]], Rue, Cinna, Prim, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5804480/1/Afterlife Haymitch]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5325278/1/Love_is_a_Battlefield Clove]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5052303/1/A_Foxs_View Foxface]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6986943/1/Saving_Fire Johanna]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890493/1/The_Dream_of_Freedom Cashmere]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6617690/1/Volts Beetee]] even [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5336937/1/Cripple minor]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6499081/1/The_Flaw_in_the_Plan tributes]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9666131/1/A-Peacekeepers-Duty peacekeepers]].

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* Extremely common in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction, since the canon work is told in first person POV from Katniss' perspective. You can find the stories retold from the POV of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4767311/1/bThrough_b_bAnother_bs_bEyes_b Peeta]], Rue, Cinna, Prim, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5804480/1/Afterlife Haymitch]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5325278/1/Love_is_a_Battlefield Clove]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5052303/1/A_Foxs_View Foxface]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6986943/1/Saving_Fire Johanna]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890493/1/The_Dream_of_Freedom Cashmere]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6617690/1/Volts Beetee]] even [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5336937/1/Cripple minor]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6499081/1/The_Flaw_in_the_Plan tributes]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10614623/1/On-the-Subjugation-of-Districts and]] [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9666131/1/A-Peacekeepers-Duty peacekeepers]].
1st Aug '16 6:42:38 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley reimagined the KingArthur mythos from the viewpoint of the women in ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon'' and its sequels.
** MarionZimmerBradley does this again with ''The Firebrand'', which retells the story of ''Literature/TheIliad'' from the perspective of Kassandra.

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* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley reimagined the KingArthur Myth/KingArthur mythos from the viewpoint of the women in ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon'' and its sequels.
** MarionZimmerBradley * Creator/MarionZimmerBradley does this again with ''The Firebrand'', which retells the story of ''Literature/TheIliad'' from the perspective of Kassandra.
31st Jul '16 4:51:41 AM eowynjedi
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* The ''Series/WolfHall'' trilogy is the ever-familiar story of Henry VIII's wives, told from the point of view of his infamous adviser Thomas Cromwell... or not so infamous, perhaps. One of the books' major themes is that working for Henry inevitably involves kill-or-be-killed, and from Cromwell's view, future Saint Thomas More is a HolierThanThou man who ruthlessly persecutes heretics rather than "a man for all seasons."
23rd Jul '16 2:15:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''BowsersKingdom'' stars [[SuperMarioBros Hal the Koopa and Jeff the Goomba]] and their [[PunchClockVillain attempts at a dishonest living]].

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* ''BowsersKingdom'' ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'' stars [[SuperMarioBros Hal the Koopa and Jeff the Goomba]] and their [[PunchClockVillain attempts at a dishonest living]].
26th Jun '16 6:11:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[IncarnationsOfImmortality For Love of Evil]]'' is a perspective flip on the other books of the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series. Satan is the series' antagonist, and this book presents that SatanIsGood, his previous conflicts with the other incarnation all stem from his desire to have God replaced by someone who's less complacent, so that good people don't accidentally wind up in hell when they die. The current god is too self-absorbed by his own magnificence to bother renegotiating the covenant with the devil. The book goes on to show certain good deeds the devil has done during his tenure - saving the Jews from the Holocaust by tricking the Incarnation of time into {{retcon}}ning that part of history (which cost him his friendship with all future Incarnations of Time, who were the only ones to like him to begin with), saving a country from the Black Plague (though he did trick Gaia into engineering it in the first place). In the end, Satan ends up giving up his job (and in doing so being sent to hell) for the love of a new Gaia. [[spoiler:He got better, and came back in time to succeed in having God replaced by his stepdaughter, who would be competent at the job. Only then did the other Incarnations realize Satan was on their side.]]

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* Creator/PiersAnthony's ''[[IncarnationsOfImmortality For ''For Love of Evil]]'' Evil'' is a perspective flip on the other books of the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series. Satan is the series' antagonist, and this book presents that SatanIsGood, his previous conflicts with the other incarnation all stem from his desire to have God replaced by someone who's less complacent, so that good people don't accidentally wind up in hell when they die. The current god is too self-absorbed by his own magnificence to bother renegotiating the covenant with the devil. The book goes on to show certain good deeds the devil has done during his tenure - saving the Jews from the Holocaust by tricking the Incarnation of time into {{retcon}}ning that part of history (which cost him his friendship with all future Incarnations of Time, who were the only ones to like him to begin with), saving a country from the Black Plague (though he did trick Gaia into engineering it in the first place). In the end, Satan ends up giving up his job (and in doing so being sent to hell) for the love of a new Gaia. [[spoiler:He got better, and came back in time to succeed in having God replaced by his stepdaughter, who would be competent at the job. Only then did the other Incarnations realize Satan was on their side.]]
6th Jun '16 4:13:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* A rare non-narrative example: LizPhair's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_in_guyville Exile in Guyville]]'' was intended as a song-by-song reply to the Rolling Stones' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_Street Exile On Main St.]]''.

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* A rare non-narrative example: LizPhair's Music/LizPhair's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_in_guyville Exile in Guyville]]'' was intended as a song-by-song reply to the Rolling Stones' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exile_on_Main_Street Exile On Main St.]]''.



* DemonsAndWizards has "Winter of Souls", which is from Mordred's POV; "Crimson King," which is from the Crimson King's POV; "Terror Train" from Blaine the Mono's POV; and "The Whistler" from the Pied Piper's POV.

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* DemonsAndWizards Music/DemonsAndWizards has "Winter of Souls", which is from Mordred's POV; "Crimson King," which is from the Crimson King's POV; "Terror Train" from Blaine the Mono's POV; and "The Whistler" from the Pied Piper's POV.



* 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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* TaylorSwift 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.
5th Jun '16 6:22:14 PM SwankyTower
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* Extremely common in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction, since the canon work is told in first person POV from Katniss' perspective. You can find the stories retold from the POV of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4767311/1/bThrough_b_bAnother_bs_bEyes_b Peeta]], Rue, Cinna, Prim, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5804480/1/Afterlife Haymitch]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5325278/1/Love_is_a_Battlefield Clove]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5052303/1/A_Foxs_View Foxface]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6986943/1/Saving_Fire Johanna]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890493/1/The_Dream_of_Freedom Cashmere]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6617690/1/Volts Beetee]] even [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5336937/1/Cripple minor]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6499081/1/The_Flaw_in_the_Plan tributes]].

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* Extremely common in ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction, since the canon work is told in first person POV from Katniss' perspective. You can find the stories retold from the POV of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4767311/1/bThrough_b_bAnother_bs_bEyes_b Peeta]], Rue, Cinna, Prim, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5804480/1/Afterlife Haymitch]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5325278/1/Love_is_a_Battlefield Clove]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5052303/1/A_Foxs_View Foxface]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6986943/1/Saving_Fire Johanna]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6890493/1/The_Dream_of_Freedom Cashmere]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6617690/1/Volts Beetee]] even [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5336937/1/Cripple minor]] [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6499081/1/The_Flaw_in_the_Plan tributes]].tributes]] and [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9666131/1/A-Peacekeepers-Duty peacekeepers]].
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