History Main / RealityEnsues

5th May '16 2:27:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' can be argued to be this. While the conflict between mystery and fantasy is an important aspect of the series, the real conflict is between mystery/fantasy and ''reality''. This can be easily be seen in Ep 2 with the [[LockedRoomMystery locked chapel]] where the real trick is[[spoiler: the simplest one, namely that Rosa lied (in accordance to Yasu's script) and it was never locked at all]]. It can also be seen in Ep 7 when [[spoiler: the adults find the gold and instead of showing a series of mystery/fantasy scenes we are instead shown what would happen in this type of family in such a situation: a lot of shootings and deaths]].

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' can be argued to be this. While the conflict between mystery and fantasy is an important aspect of the series, the real conflict is between mystery/fantasy and ''reality''. This can be easily be seen in Ep 2 with the [[LockedRoomMystery locked chapel]] where the real trick is[[spoiler: the simplest one, namely that Rosa lied (in accordance to Yasu's script) and it was never locked at all]]. It can also be seen in Ep 7 when [[spoiler: the adults find the gold and instead of showing a series of mystery/fantasy scenes we are instead shown what would happen in this type of family in such a situation: a lot of shootings and deaths]].
12th Apr '16 5:01:13 AM Chilliwack
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This can sometimes be seen on the hard end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, though it isn't necessarily so since realism, despite what many claim, is not the same as cynicism.

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This can sometimes be seen on the hard end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, though it isn't necessarily so since realism, despite what many claim, is not the same as cynicism. \n There are many realistic stories that run on optimism.
26th Mar '16 2:09:48 PM marcoasalazarm
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Generally, this trope is not used in order to make fiction completely and entirely mirror mundane everyday life...except when it is. This is also surprisingly often used as a ComedyTrope. Contrast FantasyAllAlong, when reality ensues and immediately afterwards ''fantasy'' kicks in again.

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Generally, this trope is not used in order to make fiction completely and entirely mirror mundane everyday life...except when it is. This is also surprisingly often used as a ComedyTrope. Contrast FantasyAllAlong, when reality ensues and immediately afterwards ''fantasy'' kicks in again.
again (occasionally undoing the damage done by the "reality" moment).
4th Mar '16 5:46:34 AM GrigorII
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Note that, when we say "reality", we mean reality as in RealLife. We have "X happens" and "Y happens as a consequence of X"; the Y must not involve the fantastic in-story aspects of the work's own universe. For realistic consequences of unrealistic superpowers, see LogicalWeakness.
26th Feb '16 7:44:28 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpReQprVjag One depressing European ad against child abuse]] had a man [[AmusingInjuries beating a cartoon kid]] for a while before cutting to a real, unconscious kid on the floor and the caption "Real children don't bounce back".

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpReQprVjag One A depressing European ad against child abuse]] NSPCC ad]] had a man [[AmusingInjuries beating a cartoon kid]] for a while before cutting throwing the kid down the stairs as we pan to see a real, real unconscious kid on the floor and the caption "Real children don't bounce back".



* A UK "Think!" anti-drinking advert that ran in the late 00s featured a crowd of people watching in awe as a Batman-esque superhero scaled a building scaffold dramatically and acrobatically to retrieve a lost balloon. When the hero reached the top, he slipped off of the pole on which is was precariously balanced and fell the entire height of the building. The audience is then treated to an unpleasant shot of the actually ordinary man, twitching blankly on the concrete floor as the narrator speaks the words "Alcohol may make you feel like a superhero". It was an effective advert.

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* A UK "Think!" anti-drinking British NHS advert that ran in the late 00s featured a crowd of people watching in awe as a Batman-esque superhero scaled a building scaffold dramatically and acrobatically to retrieve a lost balloon. When the hero reached the top, he slipped off of the pole on which is was precariously balanced and fell the entire height of the building. The audience is then treated to an unpleasant shot of the actually ordinary man, twitching blankly on the concrete floor as the narrator speaks the words "Alcohol may make you feel like a superhero". It was an effective advert.
31st Jan '16 3:48:47 AM Raiden616
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* A UK "Think!" anti-drinking advert that ran in the late 00s featured a crowd of people watching in awe as a Batman-esque superhero scaled a building scaffold dramatically and acrobatically to retrieve a lost balloon. When the hero reached the top, he slipped off of the pole on which is was precariously balanced and fell the entire height of the building. The audience is then treated to an unpleasant shot of the actually ordinary man, twitching blankly on the concrete floor as the narrator speaks the words "Alcohol may make you feel like a superhero". It was an effective advert.
23rd Jan '16 7:27:31 PM SomeoneElse17
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* The Ascension from {{Characters/WWE NXT}}, a Wrestling/LegionOfDoom {{expy}} {{tag team}}, openly denied any supernatural ties of their own in a WWE.com article interview shortly after winning the NXT tag team titles. They also abandoned the OminousLatinChanting theme for a heavy rock piece by CFO$, and the lighting for their entrance doesn't imitate Undertaker's quite as much as it used to. It hasn't made them any less fearsome or dominant, however, and they've actually turned ''up'' the occult symbolism in their attire since then. The result is they're clearly acknowledged as human, but one would be forgiven for thinking they draw motivation from some kind of twisted [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] ritual—especially after seeing their Titantron entrance video on the main roster.

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* The Ascension Wrestling/TheAscension from {{Characters/WWE {{Wrestling/WWE NXT}}, initially a Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness {{expy}} {{tag team}}, began their transition into a Wrestling/LegionOfDoom {{expy}} {{tag team}}, expy instead by openly denied denying any supernatural ties of their own in a WWE.com article interview shortly after winning the NXT tag team titles. They also abandoned the OminousLatinChanting theme for a heavy rock piece by CFO$, and the lighting for their entrance doesn't imitate Undertaker's quite as much as it used to. It hasn't made them any less fearsome or dominant, however, and they've actually turned ''up'' the occult symbolism in their attire since then. The result is they're clearly acknowledged as human, but one would be forgiven for thinking they draw motivation from some kind of twisted [[TheIlluminati Illuminati]] ritual—especially after seeing their Titantron entrance video on the main roster.
16th Jan '16 5:20:49 PM plcthecd
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Rewrite}}'' despite being a Key work where everything works out eventually features this. For example in Shizuru's routes Kotarou effectively acts as the millstone for Shizuru who is [[spoiler: one of the strongest fighters in Guardian, an organization built to stop [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt salvation]] from happening.]] As a result of this, [[spoiler: salvation ends up taking place more or less annihilating humanity.]]
15th Jan '16 1:54:19 PM GunarmDyne
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* ''VisualNovel/HarvestDecember'' has a few instances:
** It's a recurring theme for the main cast as they live in a town with very harsh winters and heavy snowfall. They remind themselves quite often of the dangers of potentially freezing to death if they stay outdoors too long.
** Early on, Yuki Towada, who would like to remind the hero that MyBiologicalClockIsTicking takes on a job babysitting a neighbor's infant daughter. After one week of sleepless nights and other inconveniences, she slows down a bit.
** The hero, Masaki Konno, has two women fighting over him and the stress is beginning to wear him down. Sounds like a comedic example, right? Wrong. After his UnwantedHarem doubles in size, including the return of an ex-girlfriend who wants to resume the relationship, all of the stress gives him a nasty case of gastritis.
** During the finale, after Masaki [[spoiler:has had his right arm nearly ripped off by a wolf, the pain sinks in after the adrenaline of the fight wears off and it nearly causes him to pass out.]]
10th Jan '16 12:10:59 PM KingLyger
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By definition, fiction is unrealistic. But most readers don't ask that stories be completely like reality; as long as things are kept [[MagicAIsMagicA internally consistent]], the audience is [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief willing to go along with just about anything an author can create]]. For that reason, a creator can sometimes ignore or HandWave consequences of the real world in their stories. This trope, though, is about what happens when a creator chooses not to ignore said consequences, and even factors them in as part of the plot.
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