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23rd Aug '16 4:49:10 AM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' put the player in charge of a globally-supported XCOM, backed and funded by a coalition of nations across the world, fighting against a secretive and subversive alien threat. The 2016 sequel, ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', is set in an AlternateTimeline where all human resistance including XCOM was annihilated by the invading aliens, who consequently [[VichyEarth put the earth under Advent, a sinister pro-alien government]] - XCOM lives on as an underground movement painted as traitors and terrorists by Advent propaganda, and leading the fightback. This extends to gameplay - in the original, your troops had to seek out and destroy alien forces hidden on the map, whereas in the sequel, it's ''your'' XCOM troops who are hidden and the aliens enemies are the ones standing in plain sight, just begging to be ambushed.

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' put the player in charge of a globally-supported XCOM, backed and funded by a coalition of nations across the world, fighting against a secretive and subversive alien threat. The 2016 sequel, ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', is set in an AlternateTimeline of sorts (it's tacitly assumed that [[NintendoHard the ending you almost certainly got in your first playthrough]] is canon) where all human resistance including XCOM was annihilated by the invading aliens, who consequently [[VichyEarth put the earth under Advent, a sinister pro-alien government]] - XCOM lives on as an underground movement painted as traitors and terrorists by Advent propaganda, and leading the fightback. This extends to gameplay - in the original, your troops had to seek out and destroy alien forces hidden on the map, whereas in the sequel, it's ''your'' XCOM troops who are hidden and the aliens enemies are the ones standing in plain sight, just begging to be ambushed.
30th Jul '16 6:52:44 PM DonaldthePotholer
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May in some cases result in an IronicEcho. See also HourglassPlot. Not to be confused with PerspectiveFlip.

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May in some cases result in an IronicEcho. UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo is a Romantic SubTrope.[[note]]Wherein either X ''or'' Y represents a one-sided crush.[[/note]] See also HourglassPlot. Not to be confused with PerspectiveFlip.
9th Jun '16 11:57:45 PM gewunomox
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* In ''{{Phoenix}}: Karma'', the artisan Akanemaru first meets Gao as a fugitive and offers him his fire; Gao, disfigured from birth, rewards Akanemaru for his kindness by maiming him out of spite. By the end of the story, Gao has redeemed himself and become a master artisan in his own right, while Akanemaru has let his success get to his head and become a cold, heartless bastard: when Gao bests him in a competition, Akanemaru reveals Gao's sordid past, resulting in him losing his one good arm.

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* In ''{{Phoenix}}: ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}: Karma'', the artisan Akanemaru first meets Gao as a fugitive and offers him his fire; Gao, disfigured from birth, rewards Akanemaru for his kindness by maiming him out of spite. By the end of the story, Gao has redeemed himself and become a master artisan in his own right, while Akanemaru has let his success get to his head and become a cold, heartless bastard: when Gao bests him in a competition, Akanemaru reveals Gao's sordid past, resulting in him losing his one good arm.
22nd May '16 9:08:01 AM Anorgil
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* The modern Canmore siblings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles]]''. Initially, Jason and Robyn were determined to wipe out the gargoyle species completely, while Jon was only interested in fighting Demona in particular and was even willing to consider allying with the Manhattan Clan against her. By the end of ''Hunter's Moon,'' Jason and Robyn realized that their vendetta against all gargoyles had done more harm than good, but Jon had decided by then that all gargoyles were evil.

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* The modern Canmore siblings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles]]''.''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Initially, Jason and Robyn were determined to wipe out the gargoyle species completely, while Jon was only interested in fighting Demona in particular and was even willing to consider allying with the Manhattan Clan against her. By the end of ''Hunter's Moon,'' Jason and Robyn realized that their vendetta against all gargoyles had done more harm than good, but Jon had decided by then that all gargoyles were evil.
22nd May '16 9:07:36 AM Anorgil
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* The modern Canmore siblings in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles]]''. Initially, Jason and Robyn were determined to wipe out the gargoyle species completely, while Jon was only interested in fighting Demona in particular and was even willing to consider allying with the Manhattan Clan against her. By the end of ''Hunter's Moon,'' Jason and Robyn realized that their vendetta against all gargoyles had done more harm than good, but Jon had decided by then that all gargoyles were evil.
17th May '16 11:19:52 AM voidgod
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* In ''Anime/YuGIOhArcV'' For the first two seasons, everyone tries to get [[NinetiesAntiHero Shun Kurosaki]] to become a team player and work with the Lancers. [[spoiler: After CharacterDevelopment allowing Shun to TakeALevelInKindness, he tries to do this for [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Kaito]], who became far worse than he was.]]
6th May '16 3:35:57 PM mkrgolf
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Deedee crushes a bunch of ants, because she thinks they're filthy. Dexter, who find ants interesting, shrinks them both down to ant size so Deedee can get a better idea of their society. After some adventures, they return to normal size, at which point Deedee happily thanks Dexter for showing her just how cool ants really are - while Dexter is squashing them.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Deedee Dee Dee crushes a bunch of ants, because she thinks they're filthy. Dexter, who find ants interesting, shrinks them both down to ant size so Deedee Dee Dee can get a better idea of their society. After some adventures, they return to normal size, at which point Deedee Dee Dee happily thanks Dexter for showing her just how cool ants really are - while Dexter is squashing them.
17th Feb '16 7:39:49 PM OldBen
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' put the player in charge of a globally-supported XCOM, backed and funded by a coalition of nations across the world, fighting against a secretive and subversive alien threat. The upcoming sequel, ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', is going to be set in an AlternateTimeline where all human resistance including XCOM was annihilated by the invading aliens, who consequently [[VichyEarth put the earth under Advent, a sinister pro-alien government]] - XCOM lives on as an underground movement painted as traitors and terrorists by Advent propaganda, and leading the fightback. This extends to gameplay - in the original, your troops had to seek out and destroy alien forces hidden on the map, whereas in the sequel, it's ''your'' XCOM troops who are hidden and the aliens enemies are the ones standing in plain sight, just begging to be ambushed.

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' put the player in charge of a globally-supported XCOM, backed and funded by a coalition of nations across the world, fighting against a secretive and subversive alien threat. The upcoming 2016 sequel, ''VideoGame/XCOM2'', is going to be set in an AlternateTimeline where all human resistance including XCOM was annihilated by the invading aliens, who consequently [[VichyEarth put the earth under Advent, a sinister pro-alien government]] - XCOM lives on as an underground movement painted as traitors and terrorists by Advent propaganda, and leading the fightback. This extends to gameplay - in the original, your troops had to seek out and destroy alien forces hidden on the map, whereas in the sequel, it's ''your'' XCOM troops who are hidden and the aliens enemies are the ones standing in plain sight, just begging to be ambushed.
10th Feb '16 8:19:15 PM Odacon_Spy
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7th Feb '16 7:56:35 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia revolves around the gang trying to fix the gun problem. Dennis and Dee think that guns should be more regulated, while Mac and Charlie believe the only way to fight bad guys with guns is with more guns. By episode's end, Dennis and Dee want more guns on the streets and Mac and Charlie think they should be banned. They lament that they hadn't gotten together halfway through, because they could have worked together.

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* One episode of ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' revolves around the gang trying to fix the gun problem. Dennis and Dee think that guns should be more regulated, while Mac and Charlie believe the only way to fight bad guys with guns is with more guns. By episode's end, Dennis and Dee want more guns on the streets and Mac and Charlie think they should be banned. They lament that they hadn't gotten together halfway through, because they could have worked together.
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