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16th Jul '17 12:58:12 AM Jokubas
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** Prior to the game, the Old Gods' role in the main story lines was minimal at best; it was known they existed and had a significant impact on the setting, but were a footnote compared to more immediate evils such as the Horde, the Burning Legion, and the Scourge. Come the MMO however, and their role has expanded exponentially each expansion, to the point that by ''Cataclysm'', they were basically the main antagonists alongside BigBad Deathwing, and in ''Mists of Pandaria'', their influence is what caused the creation of the Sha, the evil beings that are antagonizing the continent and whose power is harnessed by people such as Garrosh to fuel their plans.
** One can argue that the constant conflicts between the Horde and the Alliance is this. During classic and ''The Burning Crusade'', the bouts between the two factions was largely just proxy cold-war battles, which according to WordOfGod, had little to no relevance to the overall story. Then ''Wrath of the Lich King'' was released, and the writers apparently decided they wanted to kick the conflict into high gear and make it a major storyline element. Cue [=WotLK=] and two following expansions having storylines that were constantly sidetracked by the Horde/Alliance war (even when it made absolutely no sense for the factions to be warring at the time). By ''Mists of Pandaria'', it had completely derailed the overall storyline, and most of the playerbase had gotten sick of it all. Early ''Warlords of Draenor'' development initially tries to avoid any storyline hooks or references to the recent war, but then apparently underwent AesopAmnesia with [[ThatOneLevel Ashran]], and the Horde and the Alliance are at each other's throats again.

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** Prior to the game, the Old Gods' role in the main story lines was minimal at best; it was known they existed and had a significant impact on the setting, but were a footnote compared to more immediate evils such as the Horde, the Burning Legion, and the Scourge. Come the MMO however, and their role has expanded exponentially each expansion, to the point that by ''Cataclysm'', they were basically the main antagonists alongside BigBad Deathwing, and in ''Mists of Pandaria'', their influence is what caused the creation of the Sha, the evil beings that are antagonizing the continent and whose power is harnessed by people such as Garrosh to fuel their plans.
plans. The ''Chronicle'' finishes this transition by establishing a MythArc for the franchise that revolves around newly-introduced masters of the Old Gods being the ultimate GreaterScopeVillain for the entire franchise (even to the point of being revealed to have caused the FaceHeelTurn of the previously established GreaterScopeVillain).
** One can argue that the constant conflicts between the Horde and the Alliance is this. During classic and ''The Burning Crusade'', the bouts between the two factions was largely just proxy cold-war battles, which according to WordOfGod, had little to no relevance to the overall story. Then ''Wrath of the Lich King'' was released, and the writers apparently decided they wanted to kick the conflict into high gear and make it a major storyline element. Cue [=WotLK=] and two following expansions having storylines that were constantly sidetracked by the Horde/Alliance war (even when it made absolutely no sense for the factions to be warring at the time).time, like usually more level-headed characters starting it on the doorstep of a villain who can turn their dead against them). By ''Mists of Pandaria'', it had completely derailed the overall storyline, and most of the playerbase had gotten sick of it all. Early ''Warlords of Draenor'' development initially tries to avoid any storyline hooks or references to the recent war, but then apparently underwent AesopAmnesia with [[ThatOneLevel Ashran]], and with the Horde and the Alliance are being at each other's throats again.again. ''Legion'' mostly avoids it in the main plot, but still comes up with a contrived reasons for the factions to distrust each other during an apocalyptic invasion (the Horde is forced to retreat when the flank is overrun, but completely neglect to communicate this to the Alliance, who believes they were abandoned on purpose).
29th Jun '17 6:13:53 PM legendaryweredragon
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* The character Benni and the topic of child sexual abuse have taken over ''Webcomic/ForestHill''. Benni first appears as an unsympathetic bully who sends Kaleb to the hospital, but he later reappears and it is revealed that he is being sexually abused by his father. This ends up completely taking over the comic as Benni becomes a main character and Flora decides to become his foster parent. [[spoiler: And then Hunter gets sexually assaulted by a girl who is then revealed to be a friend of Benni's who is also being abused, and Benni reveals that there is a whole conspiracy of pedophiles in the town.]] [[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants The author of the comic has said that he never originally planned for the comic to go in this direction.]]
16th Jun '17 3:58:59 PM CheeseDogX
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* {{Disney}} tends to do this with love plots. Although they have recently started subverting and inverting this, most of the Disney movies, both canon and non, have some kind of love plot. Most of the time this isn't detrimental to the story, especially when the original work involved a love plot. However, sometimes it can become a RomanticPlotTumor. For instance, at the end of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' when [[spoiler: Mowgli meets the girl from the village and follows her out of the jungle, it becomes sort of an AssPull, since that's not how any of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' stories ended]].

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* {{Disney}} tends to do this with love plots. Although they have recently started subverting and inverting this, most of the Disney movies, both canon and non, have some kind of love plot. Most of the time this isn't detrimental to the story, especially when the original work involved a love plot. However, sometimes it can become a RomanticPlotTumor. For instance, at the end of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' when [[spoiler: Mowgli meets the girl from the village and follows her out of the jungle, it becomes sort of an AssPull, since that's not how any of ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' stories ended]].



** Prime's role can be over-emphasized in America, too; the most recent [[Film/{{Transformers}} movie]] had a villain who could only be defeated by a Prime.

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** Prime's role can be over-emphasized in America, too; the most recent one [[Film/{{Transformers}} movie]] had a villain who could only be defeated by a Prime.
16th Jun '17 3:40:17 PM CheeseDogX
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* When Creator/EllenDeGeneres came out of the closet, then character on her sit-com, ''Series/{{Ellen}}'', did the same. It had been stated that the show would continue normally and that her being gay would not take over the show. However, in the fifth and final season, half the episodes focus on it.

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* When Creator/EllenDeGeneres came out of the closet, then character on her sit-com, ''Series/{{Ellen}}'', did the same. It had been stated that the show would continue normally and that her being gay would not take over the show. However, in the fifth and final season, half the episodes focus on it. TV Guide wrote an article about this with the headline "Yup, She's Too Gay."[[note]]A reference to her coming out of the closet in a previous issue by saying "Yup, I'm gay."[[/note]]
14th Jun '17 9:41:18 AM Plactus
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** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', carbon-freezing a person seemed to be an improvised and experimental procedure; nobody was sure it was survivable. In the expanded universe, it's a common imprisonment/preservation technique.
7th May '17 4:00:33 PM Gravityman
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' does subvert it, since most of the villains' focus is instead on Cosmog and the Ultra Beasts. [[spoiler: It subverts it by revealing that Cosmog actually ''is'' the version legendary, just in a harmless baby form, and none of the characters actually knew it. Given her dismissive attitude once she's done using it for her plan to summon the Ultra Beasts, and the fact that she planned on capturing the version legendary for her collection, it's easy to assume even the ''villain'' didn't know what Cosmog really was.]]
22nd Apr '17 7:07:53 PM nombretomado
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* The entire paper concept in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series zigzags this. It started off in ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' as a simple matter of presentation, as the entire game is stylized to look like a pop-up picture book, and the fact that everything is made of paper is only brought up in a couple of one-off gags. In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', the paper becomes more prominent, having a few transformation mechanics and more gags based around it, but still largely confined to a matter of presentation, this time with the game being stylized as a stage play. ''SuperPaperMario'' essentially abandoned it in favor of a digital, computerized presentation and paper is not even alluded to. ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' on the other hand cranks the paper gimmick UpToEleven, to the point that the game essentially jettisoned everything else that the ''Paper Mario'' series was famous for in favor of every gameplay mechanic, as well as the ExcusePlot itself, centering around paper or stickers.

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* The entire paper concept in the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' series zigzags this. It started off in ''VideoGame/PaperMario64'' as a simple matter of presentation, as the entire game is stylized to look like a pop-up picture book, and the fact that everything is made of paper is only brought up in a couple of one-off gags. In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', the paper becomes more prominent, having a few transformation mechanics and more gags based around it, but still largely confined to a matter of presentation, this time with the game being stylized as a stage play. ''SuperPaperMario'' ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' essentially abandoned it in favor of a digital, computerized presentation and paper is not even alluded to. ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' on the other hand cranks the paper gimmick UpToEleven, to the point that the game essentially jettisoned everything else that the ''Paper Mario'' series was famous for in favor of every gameplay mechanic, as well as the ExcusePlot itself, centering around paper or stickers.
19th Apr '17 11:38:23 PM spyglass
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* ''Film/TheManFromEarth''After the discussion of Jonh's immortality turns to religion, a religious plot tumor ensues.

* ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' The movie is a comedy until it turns to the serious and topic heavy of religion when Mark invents the concept of heaven to comfort his ill mother.

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* ''Film/TheManFromEarth''After the discussion of Jonh's immortality ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' The movie is a comedy until it turns to religion, a religious plot tumor ensues.the serious and heavy of religion when Mark invents the concept of heaven to comfort his ill mother.

* ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' The movie is a comedy until it ''Film/TheManFromEarth'' After the discussion of John's immortality turns to religion, a religious plot tumor ensues. Characters stops asking about his experiences as a 14,000 year old being and the serious and topic heavy of discussion swerves to an argument about religion when Mark invents the concept of heaven to comfort his ill mother.and mythology.
19th Apr '17 11:34:49 PM spyglass
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheManFromEarth''After the discussion of Jonh's immortality turns to religion, a religious plot tumor ensues.

* ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' The movie is a comedy until it turns to the serious and topic heavy of religion when Mark invents the concept of heaven to comfort his ill mother.

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheManFromEarth''After the discussion of Jonh's immortality turns to religion, a religious plot tumor ensues.

* ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' The movie is a comedy until it turns to the serious and topic heavy of religion when Mark invents the concept of heaven to comfort his ill mother.


19th Apr '17 11:34:10 PM spyglass
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
*''Film/TheManFromEarth''After the discussion of Jonh's immortality turns to religion, a religious plot tumor ensues.

* ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'' The movie is a comedy until it turns to the serious and topic heavy of religion when Mark invents the concept of heaven to comfort his ill mother.


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