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24th Jul '16 11:21:27 AM Astatine
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* Budiansky's run in Marvel's ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'' was started with the famous "New Order" 4 parter, one of the darkest stories in the entire series, where Shockwave defeats and captures the weakened autobots, hangs their bodies like meat at a butcher's, and severs Prime's head to probe it for the power of the Creation Matrix. The arc is completely serious and dark throughout, with Shockwave as a competent and unstoppable foe. The Budiansky stories following were instead characterised by lightness and goofiness, as they became increasingly more ridiculous and humorous, featuring space kids, robot wrestling, and car washes of doom, and it is these more SliceOfLife stories that tend to be associated with him. Furman's run on the other hand, was consistently dark and serious.
23rd Jun '16 6:47:54 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'' gives us this. The [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert first installment]] is fairly serious, with you either leading the Soviet Union's attempt to conquer Europe or the heroic Allied defense in an [[AlternateHistory alternate]] WorldWarII using mostly-realistic weapons. The [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 second game]] features [[SchizoTech out-of-place technology]] (More of it than the first game), PsychicPowers, and attack squid. The [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 third game]] includes, among other things, [[BearsAreBadNews bear cannons]] and TimCurry.

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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'' gives us this. The [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert first installment]] is fairly serious, with you either leading the Soviet Union's attempt to conquer Europe or the heroic Allied defense in an [[AlternateHistory alternate]] WorldWarII using mostly-realistic weapons. The [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 second game]] features [[SchizoTech out-of-place technology]] (More of it than the first game), PsychicPowers, and attack squid. The [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 third game]] includes, among other things, [[BearsAreBadNews bear cannons]] and TimCurry.Creator/TimCurry.
19th Jun '16 6:40:07 AM rjd1922
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* As [[http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/24029 this article]] about ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' says, Sega aims to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope for the SonicTheHedgehog series, starting with ''Sonic And The Secret Rings'', after the DarkerAndEdgier games of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' continues in the same vein, and ''Sonic Boom'', both [[VideoGame/SonicBoom the game]] and [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom the cartoon]], are pure light-hearted cheese.

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* As [[http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/24029 this article]] about ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' says, Sega aims to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope for the SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, starting with ''Sonic And The ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings'', Rings]]'', after the DarkerAndEdgier games of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' continues in the same vein, and ''Sonic Boom'', both [[VideoGame/SonicBoom the game]] and [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom the cartoon]], are pure light-hearted cheese.
2nd Jun '16 7:12:11 PM Prfnoff
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* The original name for this trope was "Buu Syndrome," named after the Buu Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which brought the long-absent humor aspect of the story back in full force, featuring things such as Gohan trying to be a superhero only to be immediately found out, a tournament which quickly degrades into slapstick, villains who are initially so weak that the heroes aren't at all bothered by them, Goku getting favors from a god by offering to introduce him to Bulma, a sage who "brings out Gohan's potential" by forcing him to sit still while he reads comic books, and the world's most powerful coffee candy. To top it off, the villain of the story is an EldritchAbomination from the dawn of time who resembles a fat creampuff in Arabian Nights digs, who kills people by turning them into candy and eating them. While it did have some very dark parts, these chapters are generally so over-the-top that you can't help but laugh.

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* The original name for this trope was "Buu Syndrome," named after the Buu Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which brought the long-absent humor aspect of the story back in full force, featuring things such as Gohan trying to be a superhero only to be immediately found out, a tournament which quickly degrades into slapstick, villains who are initially so weak that the heroes aren't at all bothered by them, Goku getting favors from a god by offering to introduce him to Bulma, a sage who "brings out Gohan's potential" by forcing him to sit still while he reads comic books, and the world's most powerful coffee candy. To top it off, the villain of the story is an EldritchAbomination from the dawn of time who resembles a fat creampuff in Arabian Nights digs, who kills people by turning them into candy and eating them. While it did have some very dark parts, these chapters are generally so over-the-top that you can't help but laugh.
2nd Jun '16 2:23:47 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' was a dark, almost entirely serious game inspired in large part by the works of HPLovecraft. It has occasional comic interludes, but they're very rare, and overall the story is pretty GrimDark. The sequel, Covenant, dials up the comic relief considerably, and is generally a lot more over the top, but for the most part the explicitly comedic elements stay in the side quests. The main storyline focuses primarily on the protagonist's lost loved ones and impending death, and if anything is even gloomier than the first game's. In the third game of the series, From the New World, the story becomes mostly about comedy in the form of anthropomorphic cat mafiosi, Brazilian ninjas, vampiric obesity, and an intrepid boy reporter protagonist who inexplicably possesses a cell phone in 1929. There are still some serious moments, especially near the end, but they're barely more common than comedy was in the first game.

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* The first ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' was a dark, almost entirely serious game inspired in large part by the works of HPLovecraft.Creator/HPLovecraft. It has occasional comic interludes, but they're very rare, and overall the story is pretty GrimDark. The sequel, Covenant, dials up the comic relief considerably, and is generally a lot more over the top, but for the most part the explicitly comedic elements stay in the side quests. The main storyline focuses primarily on the protagonist's lost loved ones and impending death, and if anything is even gloomier than the first game's. In the third game of the series, From the New World, the story becomes mostly about comedy in the form of anthropomorphic cat mafiosi, Brazilian ninjas, vampiric obesity, and an intrepid boy reporter protagonist who inexplicably possesses a cell phone in 1929. There are still some serious moments, especially near the end, but they're barely more common than comedy was in the first game.
30th May '16 4:00:24 PM bjgouki
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* {{Deadpool}}; started as a typical Rob Liefeld '[[{{Expy}} creation inspired by]]' Deathstroke, but had a tendency to snark (something added by Fabien Nicieza, Liefeld never intended such). [[MyRealDaddy Joe Kelly]] then made him insane.

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* {{Deadpool}}; started as a typical Rob Liefeld '[[{{Expy}} creation inspired by]]' Deathstroke, but had a tendency to snark (something added by Fabien Nicieza, Liefeld never intended such). [[MyRealDaddy Joe Kelly]] then made him insane.insane, but also did many other things making this arguably more a case of character development or focusing.
19th May '16 3:07:14 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' flip-flops between this and CerberusSyndrome, with the series slowly getting into darker and more depressing topics, but then ending the first arc with the main character getting an optimistic pep-talk from his mom. Season 2 gets even darker and then closes with an extremely optimistic message and an easy solution to a very complex societal issue, until the last thirty seconds of the episode set up the next season.
22nd Mar '16 11:04:11 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', after the infamous turning point in the manga where Guts is defeated and his love interest is raped, begins to introduce less grim elements and humor, such as a brat who serves as a parody of {{samurai}} and KidHero, mermaids fighting pirates, and so on (though it should be noted that we're talking light-hearted by ''Berserk'' standards, so take that with a grain of salt).

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', after the infamous turning point in the manga where Guts is defeated and his love interest is raped, begins to introduce less grim elements and humor, such as a brat who serves as a parody of {{samurai}} and KidHero, mermaids fighting pirates, and so on (though it should be noted that we're talking light-hearted by ''Berserk'' standards, so take that with a grain of salt).on.
22nd Mar '16 7:22:21 AM AtticusOmundson
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', after the infamous turning point in the manga where Guts is defeated and his love interest is raped, begins to introduce less grim elements and humor, such as a brat who serves as a parody of {{samurai}} and KidHero, mermaids fighting pirates, and so on.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', after the infamous turning point in the manga where Guts is defeated and his love interest is raped, begins to introduce less grim elements and humor, such as a brat who serves as a parody of {{samurai}} and KidHero, mermaids fighting pirates, and so on.on (though it should be noted that we're talking light-hearted by ''Berserk'' standards, so take that with a grain of salt).
15th Mar '16 4:45:00 PM Adept
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* The ''HarvestMoon'' franchise has gotten LighterAndFluffier over the years. Recent titles TastesLikeDiabetes compared to the original game, ''HarvestMoon64'', and ''HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife''.

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* The ''HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' franchise has gotten LighterAndFluffier over the years. Recent titles TastesLikeDiabetes compared to the original game, ''HarvestMoon64'', ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'', and ''HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife''.''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife''.
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