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8th Feb '17 6:17:26 PM kquinn0830
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* A variation occurs on ''Series/{{Friends}}''. After Rachel and Phoebe's apartment is destroyed in a fire, they must live with their friends with one living with Monica and Chandler and the other living with Joey. Monica's is seen as the better option due to its cleanliness and her tendency to spoil guests while Joey's is an unkempt pigsty. Eventually it's decide that Phoebe will stay at Monica's and Rachel with Joey. However, Phoebe gets frustrated by Monica's rules for keeping the apartment clean and the constant attention. Meanwhile, Rachel actually enjoys living with Joey because she can be as untidy as she wants and has fun playing games with him that make the apartment messier.
17th Dec '16 1:01:03 AM Furienna
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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' seems to have a case of this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike ''that'' kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.

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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' seems to have a case an example of this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike ''that'' kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest forest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.
17th Dec '16 12:53:17 AM Furienna
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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' seems to have a case of this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike ''that'' kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a really radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.

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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' seems to have a case of this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike ''that'' kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a really radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.
17th Dec '16 12:40:20 AM Furienna
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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' seems to have a case of this at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. It becomes a [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] case though: Sully has good reasons to dislike ''that'' kind of "progress", because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forrest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a really radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.
5th Nov '16 8:00:00 AM mercydracyel
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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 [[TookALevelInKindness TakeALevelInKindness]], he tries to do this for [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Kaito]], who became far worse than he was.]]

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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 [[TookALevelInKindness TakeALevelInKindness]], Take A Level In Kindness]], he tries to do this for [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Kaito]], who became far worse than he was.]]
5th Nov '16 7:59:11 AM mercydracyel
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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.]]

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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, [[TookALevelInKindness TakeALevelInKindness]], he tries to do this for [[Anime/YuGiOhZexal Kaito]], who became far worse than he was.]]
12th Oct '16 12:56:28 PM kquinn0830
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "About Last Night" takes place right after the 2008 presidential election. Barack Obama's supporters are jubilant, believing his win has instantly solved all of their problems and begin to get drunk and party while John McCain's supporters are convinced that Obama's win is a sign of the apocalypse and either kill themselves or hide away in shelters. The next day, everything is still the same and society has not changed one bit. The McCain crowd realizes they overreacted and decides that maybe Obama won't do such a bad job while the Obama supporters, angry to find out they still have responsibilities and they must pay for their drunken actions, complain that Obama lied and wish they voted for McCain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "About Last Night" takes place right after the 2008 presidential election. Barack Obama's supporters are jubilant, believing his win has instantly solved all of their problems and begin to get drunk and party while John McCain's [=McCain=]'s supporters are convinced that Obama's win is a sign of the apocalypse and either kill themselves or hide away in shelters. The next day, everything is still the same and society has not changed one bit. The McCain [=McCain=] crowd realizes they overreacted and decides that maybe Obama won't do such a bad job while the Obama supporters, angry to find out they still have responsibilities and they must pay for their drunken actions, complain that Obama lied and wish they voted for McCain.[=McCain=].
12th Oct '16 12:08:48 PM kquinn0830
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s "About Last Night" takes place right after the 2008 presidential election. Barack Obama's supporters are jubilant, believing his win has instantly solved all of their problems and begin to get drunk and party while John McCain's supporters are convinced that Obama's win is a sign of the apocalypse and either kill themselves or hide away in shelters. The next day, everything is still the same and society has not changed one bit. The McCain crowd realizes they overreacted and decides that maybe Obama won't do such a bad job while the Obama supporters, angry to find out they still have responsibilities and they must pay for their drunken actions, complain that Obama lied and wish they voted for McCain.
16th Sep '16 3:07:59 PM SteveMB
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* One [[TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]] ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' story begins with Batman unsuccessfully trying to convince the parole board not to let Penguin out of prison. When Penguin gets out, Batman keeps a close eye on him, convinced that his apparently innocent activities are [[CivilianVillain a front for some new criminal scheme]]. Sure enough, he exposes Penguin's plan... to give legitimate jobs to ex-cons, which he had to do secretly because associating with them at all was a parole violation. The story [[BookEnds ends]] with Batman unsuccessfully trying to convince the parole board not to send Penguin back to prison.
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* Early in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]] just wants to join the Army and do his part for his country, and [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]] is an egotist who has little use for authority. By the time of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony believes that the Avengers need to be subject to oversight while Steve distrusts the idea, to the point where the two end up leading opposing factions of the team.
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.
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