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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.]]
28th Jan '17 3:13:16 PM Angeldeb82
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** Saberhagen also did PerspectiveFlip novels about Frankenstein's monster and the Minotaur.

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** Saberhagen also did PerspectiveFlip Perspective Flip novels about Frankenstein's monster and the Minotaur.



'''The TARDIS:''' "Borrowing" implies the eventual intention to return the thing that was taken. What makes you think [[PropertyOfLove I would ever give]] ''[[PropertyOfLove you]]'' [[PropertyOfLove back?]]

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'''The TARDIS:''' "Borrowing" implies the eventual intention to return the thing that was taken. What makes you think [[PropertyOfLove I would ever give]] ''[[PropertyOfLove you]]'' [[PropertyOfLove back?]]back]]?



** The song is a CoveredUp version of a song by Sam The Sham And The Pharoahs (of "Wooly Bully" fame), making it OlderThanYouThink.

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** The song is a CoveredUp version of a song by Sam The Sham And The Pharoahs (of "Wooly Bully" fame), making it OlderThanYouThink.OlderThanTheyThink.
17th Jan '17 2:34:06 PM DaibhidC
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** A good example of a perspective flip not even requiring rewriting the characters. Baum's original Wizard was a petty third-world dictator sending child-soldiers to assassinate his political rivals and attempting to make the endeavor a suicide mission so he wouldn't have to actually pay his debt or reveal his lack of legitimate (magical) power. The 'wicked' witches of the west and east were already the legitimate (read: magically powered) leaders of their respective realms, and their list of sins reads like a tongue-in-cheek list of the goals of contemporary civil rights movements, with the greatest sin being an obfuscated description of implementing democracy. There is still a perspective switch because, while Baum couched these elements of the story in a thick layer of the era's characteristic straight-faced sardonic irony, Maguire presents them straightforwardly, and in fact tones it down a bit-- the wicked witches are, from a perspective outside the narrative, ''less'' unambiguously good than in Baum's work under the layer of in-universe propaganda, and the good witches substantially less outright evil.
*** This has actually been one of the major sources of criticism of Wicked and Maguire's work in general, because while it heartily debunks the watered-down, bowdlerized recent versions of the story, to those familiar with the original work it can read like three hundred pages of explaining a joke they got the first time.
22nd Nov '16 6:20:17 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* A coiple of fan-made scenarios for ''VideoGame/PlagueInc: Evolved'', refered as "Antiplague", consist in fighting the pandemic by enforcing measures which either slow down the plague or speed up the research of the cure; the victory condition is to complete the cure.[[note]]Because of technical limitations, the victory screen still says that you wiped out the humanity.[[/note]]

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* A coiple couple of fan-made scenarios for ''VideoGame/PlagueInc: Evolved'', refered referred as "Antiplague", consist in fighting the pandemic by enforcing measures which either slow down the plague or speed up the research of the cure; the victory condition is to complete the cure.[[note]]Because of technical limitations, the victory screen still says that you wiped out the humanity.[[/note]]
22nd Nov '16 5:51:12 PM PaulA
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* Creator/GordonRDickson's much earlier ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon and the George]]'' and its sequels had used a variant on this riff.

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* Creator/GordonRDickson's much earlier ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon and the George]]'' ''Literature/TheDragonAndTheGeorge'' and its sequels had used a variant on this riff.
13th Nov '16 6:35:29 AM Psychopompos007
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* A coiple of fan-made scenarios for ''VideoGame/PlagueInc: Evolved'', refered as "Antiplague", consist in fighting the pandemic by enforcing measures which either slow down the plague or speed up the research of the cure; the victory condition is to complete the cure.[[note]]Because of technical limitations, the victory screen still says that you wiped out the humanity.[[/note]]
9th Nov '16 10:13:55 AM nombretomado
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** Similarly, ''JesusChristSuperstar'' portrays Judas as a "true believer" who has become concerned about the cult of personality surrounding Jesus. He believes the messenger is becoming bigger than the message.

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** Similarly, ''JesusChristSuperstar'' ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' portrays Judas as a "true believer" who has become concerned about the cult of personality surrounding Jesus. He believes the messenger is becoming bigger than the message.
16th Oct '16 10:40:36 AM nombretomado
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* FinalFantasyTactics does this in-universe. The game explains what really happened and how the villainous heretic Ramza is actually the hero.
* Front Mission exhibits a perspective flip in the purest sense of the trope: The protagonist unit, Carrion Crow, is on five missions of "war against terror" only to learn the truth afterward and defect to the rebels (some sooner than others).

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* FinalFantasyTactics ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' does this in-universe. The game explains what really happened and how the villainous heretic Ramza is actually the hero.
* Front Mission ''Front Mission'' exhibits a perspective flip in the purest sense of the trope: The protagonist unit, Carrion Crow, is on five missions of "war against terror" only to learn the truth afterward and defect to the rebels (some sooner than others).
2nd Oct '16 1:23:03 PM nombretomado
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* The musical ''{{Elisabeth}}'' does this to a degree: the title character isn't entirely villianified but she (as well as some other traditional nice guys) are far more flawed than the usual "warm-hearted innocent young beauty" image which looks like she stepped straight out of a Disney movie. (Best example: the incredibly sugary [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1IhKzG1NWM&feature=related Sissi movies]].)

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* The musical ''{{Elisabeth}}'' ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' does this to a degree: the title character isn't entirely villianified but she (as well as some other traditional nice guys) are far more flawed than the usual "warm-hearted innocent young beauty" image which looks like she stepped straight out of a Disney movie. (Best example: the incredibly sugary [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1IhKzG1NWM&feature=related Sissi movies]].)
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