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14th May '18 10:15:25 AM AHI-3000
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This is related to {{Deconstruction}} and DeconstructiveParody, and is mainly used for comedy[[note]]The difference between this trope and {{Deconstruction}} is the outcome, oddly enough - where deconstruction goes for a logical and realistic outcome under the rules employed (say "magic exists" + "some people are crazy/evil" = "fireball-throwing maniacs using magic to commit crime"), as mentioned this trope goes for a logical and realistic outcome under RealLife rules, i.e. "magic does not exist" and people believing it does are just weirdoes[[/note]]. Still, do note that [[TropesAreTools this is not strictly a "humor" trope]]: the defiance of a fantastic element can be a pretty powerful tool for deconstructive drama and sometimes even horror. The ChunkySalsaRule runs on it. Characters who use this to their advantage almost invariably are GenreSavvy. A WrongGenreSavvy character has chances to be hit hard by an Ensuing Reality. The NoNonsenseNemesis runs entirely on this trope played for drama and sometimes horror. Violates NoOntologicalInertia when things do not automatically change because one thing comes to an end. See also JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.

Since this trope is entirely about outcomes happening under the rules of RealLife, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease real life examples would be redundant.]]

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This is related to {{Deconstruction}} and DeconstructiveParody, and is mainly used for comedy[[note]]The difference between this trope and {{Deconstruction}} is the outcome, oddly enough - where deconstruction goes for a logical and realistic outcome under the rules employed (say "magic exists" + "some people are crazy/evil" = "fireball-throwing maniacs using magic to commit crime"), as mentioned this trope goes for a logical and realistic outcome under RealLife rules, i.e. "magic does not exist" and people believing it does are just weirdoes[[/note]]. Still, do note that [[TropesAreTools this is not strictly a "humor" trope]]: the defiance of a fantastic element can be a pretty powerful tool for deconstructive drama and sometimes even horror. The ChunkySalsaRule runs on it.

Characters who use this to their advantage almost invariably are GenreSavvy. A WrongGenreSavvy character has chances to be hit hard by an Ensuing Reality. The NoNonsenseNemesis runs entirely on this trope played for drama and sometimes horror. Violates NoOntologicalInertia when things do not automatically change because one thing comes to an end. See also JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.\n\n

Since this trope is entirely about outcomes happening under the rules of RealLife, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease real life examples would be redundant.]]
redundant]]. If you want more detailed information on this, see JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, a detailed list of why many different fiction tropes would not only not work out well in real life, but will end in disaster for anyone who actually attempts to do it.
18th Apr '18 10:13:23 PM Synchronicity
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->''So this is the end of the movie... Whoa, whoa, whoa.''
->''But real life isn’t a movie. No, no, no.''
-> [..] ''Because life is a gradual series of revelations that occur over a period of time''
-> ''It’s not some carefully crafted story; it’s a mess and we’re all gonna die.''
-> ''If you saw a movie that was like real life You’d be like, “What the hell was that movie about?''
-> ''It was really all over the place."
-> ''Life doesn’t make narrative sense.''
--> ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXYZWE_bCs "The End of the Movie"]]'', Series/CrazyExGirlfriend

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->''So this ->''Because life is a gradual series of revelations that occur over a period of time\\
It's not some carefully crafted story; it's a mess and we're all gonna die.\\
If you saw a movie that was like real life, You'd be like, "What
the end of hell was that movie about?\\
It was really all over
the movie... Whoa, whoa, whoa.place."\\
Life doesn't make narrative sense.
''
->''But real life isn’t a movie. No, no, no.''
-> [..] ''Because life is a gradual series of revelations that occur over a period of time''
-> ''It’s not some carefully crafted story; it’s a mess and we’re all gonna die.''
-> ''If you saw a movie that was like real life You’d be like, “What the hell was that movie about?''
-> ''It was really all over the place."
-> ''Life doesn’t make narrative sense.''
--> ''[[https://www.
-->-- '''Music/JoshGroban''', ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend: "''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXYZWE_bCs "The End of the Movie"]]'', Series/CrazyExGirlfriend
Movie"]]''
14th Apr '18 8:31:11 PM costanton11
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* In ''Film/{{Aladdin}}'', the side character Prince Achmed is never heard from again after being attacked and humiliated by Princess Jasmine's tiger. When the same thing happens in the parody musical ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'', he ends his kingdom's trade alliance with the princess's and declares war in response, and [[LampshadeHanging is openly baffled that she seemed to expect that such an assault on the prince of a sovereign nation would have no political consequences]].

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* In ''Film/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the side character Prince Achmed is never heard from again after being attacked and humiliated by Princess Jasmine's tiger. When the same thing happens in the parody musical ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'', he ends his kingdom's trade alliance with the princess's and declares war in response, and [[LampshadeHanging is openly baffled that she seemed to expect that such an assault on the prince of a sovereign nation would have no political consequences]].
27th Mar '18 10:04:45 AM DinoCam1795
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9th Mar '18 8:03:12 PM Monolaf317
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9th Mar '18 10:21:00 AM NotHereToCauseAnyTrouble
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->''"Nature cannot be fooled."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman'''

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->''"Nature cannot ->''So this is the end of the movie... Whoa, whoa, whoa.''
->''But real life isn’t a movie. No, no, no.''
-> [..] ''Because life is a gradual series of revelations that occur over a period of time''
-> ''It’s not some carefully crafted story; it’s a mess and we’re all gonna die.''
-> ''If you saw a movie that was like real life You’d
be fooled."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman'''
like, “What the hell was that movie about?''
-> ''It was really all over the place."
-> ''Life doesn’t make narrative sense.''

--> ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXYZWE_bCs "The End of the Movie"]]'', Series/CrazyExGirlfriend
9th Mar '18 1:31:56 AM Kadorhal
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'''Maggs''': You '''WORM!''' My dog is dead and it's all your fault!\\
'''Jiggs''': Nobody getting beatings like me can survive... in this [[LampshadeHanging serious atmosphere!]]

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'''Maggs''': You '''WORM!''' My dog doggie is dead and it's all your fault!\\
\\...
'''Maggs:''' That's odd! There isn't a mark on the dog!\\
'''Jiggs''': Nobody That dog didn't get hit by a plate! It's just that [[LampshadeHanging in this serious atmosphere]], that dog died from being too skinny! ... No skinny dog like that can survive in this serious atmosphere... and nobody getting beatings like me can survive... in this [[LampshadeHanging serious atmosphere!]]survive either!



** Mad had a regular feature for a while called "Reel vs. Real" in which it regularly parodied whichever popular movies were in theaters or being released for home viewing at the time by taking their basic premise and showing how it would play out in real life. For instance, whereas in the [movie] "reel" world exposing some turtles in the sewers to radioactive ooze gave us the sentient anthropomorphic TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, the ooze is shown giving those turtles cancer and turning them into non-sentient mutant animal freaks with weird stuff growing out of their shells in the "real" world.

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** Mad had a regular feature for a while called "Reel vs. Real" in which it regularly parodied whichever popular movies were in theaters or being released for home viewing at the time by taking their basic premise and showing how it would play out in real life. For instance, whereas in the [movie] "reel" world exposing some turtles in the sewers to radioactive ooze gave us the sentient anthropomorphic TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, the ooze is shown giving those turtles cancer and turning them into non-sentient mutant animal freaks with weird stuff growing out of their shells in the "real" world.



* The UK edition of ''Official Playstation Magazine'' once had a semi-regular guest column about this trope as applied to AmusingInjuries, in which an ER nurse would watch some footage from a particular game and describe exactly what would happen if someone was on the wrong end of such an injury in real life. If the intent was to convince young readers [[DontTryThisAtHome not to try and recreate anything the saw in a videogame]], [[NightmareFuel it worked!]] They also once had a special feature in which a Royal Air Force fighter pilot had a go at ''VideoGame/AceCombat3'' to see how similar it was to his actual job. (Unsurprisingly, the answer was "not very".)

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* The UK edition of ''Official Playstation Magazine'' once had a semi-regular guest column about this trope as applied to AmusingInjuries, in which an ER nurse would watch some footage from a particular game and describe exactly what would happen if someone was on the wrong end of such an injury in real life. If the intent was to convince young readers [[DontTryThisAtHome not to try and recreate anything the saw in a videogame]], [[NightmareFuel it worked!]] They also once had a special feature in which a Royal Air Force fighter pilot had a go at ''VideoGame/AceCombat3'' ''VideoGame/{{Ace Combat 3|Electrosphere}}'' to see how similar it was to his actual job. (Unsurprisingly, job - unsurprisingly, the answer was "not very".)



** The Pharaoh let the Israelites go after the 10th plague killed his son. However, once the people are gone, Pharaoh and other officials realized that they just let go all their workers and now they're economically screwed.

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** The Pharaoh let the Israelites go after the 10th plague killed his son. However, once the people are gone, the Pharaoh and other officials realized that they just let go all their workers and now they're economically screwed.



* Many routine professional wrestling moves such as the power bomb, suplex and even DDT have proven to have very nasty effects when used in Shoot Fighting and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts, though they show up rarely rather than routine and almost always as counters than as offensive moves. Conversely, popular moves such as [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin the stunner]] and [[Wrestling/TheGreatMuta the various bridging submission holds]], while doable, [[AwesomeButImpractical tend to get shrugged off]]. The most popular pro wrestling move in combat sports is the plain old ankle lock. [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique The ankle lock is a dangerous move that gets on and off bans]], rather than the infamous pile driver (which tends to fall under "only as a counter")
* This often happens when a champion from a past era makes a comeback in boxing or MMA and returns to the ring to challenge the new champion or highly ranked contender. These bouts are almost inevitably promoted as a battle between the ages, with the champ from the past talking about how much better the fighters from their era was, and how they'll be too smart or too tough for the young guy. Fans, maybe despite themselves, start to believe in the hype and want to see a storybook performance from their old favorite, so they cheer the old guy on. Then the fighters get in the ring and it seldom ends well for the old champion. Sometimes, it's downright tragic.

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* Many routine professional wrestling moves such as the power bomb, suplex and even DDT have proven to have very nasty effects when used in Shoot Fighting and UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts, though they show up rarely rather than routine and almost always as counters than as offensive moves. Conversely, popular moves such as [[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin the stunner]] and [[Wrestling/TheGreatMuta the various bridging submission holds]], while doable, [[AwesomeButImpractical tend to get shrugged off]]. The most popular pro wrestling move in combat sports is the plain old ankle lock. [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique The ankle lock is a dangerous move that gets on and off on-and-off bans]], rather than the infamous pile driver (which tends to fall under "only as a counter")
counter").
* This often happens when a champion from a past era makes a comeback in boxing or MMA and returns to the ring to challenge the new champion or highly ranked contender. These bouts are almost inevitably promoted as a battle between the ages, with the champ from the past talking about how much better the fighters from their era was, were, and how they'll be too smart or too tough for the young guy. Fans, maybe despite themselves, start to believe in the hype and want to see a storybook performance from their old favorite, so they cheer the old guy on. Then the fighters get in the ring and it seldom ends well for the old champion. Sometimes, it's downright tragic.
7th Mar '18 9:46:30 AM MsCC93
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** ''RealityEnsues/YuGiOhArcV''
6th Mar '18 6:43:12 PM Monolaf317
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** ''RealityEnsues/YuGiOhArcV''
6th Mar '18 12:44:02 AM MsCC93
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** ''RealityEnsues/DisneyAnimatedSeries''
** ''RealityEnsues/FamilyGuy''
** ''RealityEnsues/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** ''RealityEnsues/ThePowerpuffGirls''
** ''RealityEnsues/TheSimpsons''
** ''RealityEnsues/SouthPark''
** ''RealityEnsues/StevenUniverse''
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