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9th Jan '16 10:47:11 AM Scabbard
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* ''FullHouse'' really, really wants its audience to believe that Uncle Jesse is a badass because he drives a motorcycle and listens to/plays rock music (''Classic'' rock like [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] that is. A TakeThat at TwistedSister indicates that [[WriterOnBoard neither he nor the writers]] care for HeavyMetal.). In reality, not so much. Eventually Jesse leaves his "wild ways" behind when he decides to get married and have [[CousinOliver twins.]]
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* ''FullHouse'' really, really wants its audience to believe that Uncle Jesse is a badass because he drives a motorcycle and listens to/plays rock music (''Classic'' rock like [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] that is. A TakeThat at TwistedSister indicates that [[WriterOnBoard neither he nor the writers]] care for HeavyMetal.).HeavyMetal). In reality, not so much. Eventually Jesse leaves his "wild ways" behind when he decides to get married and have [[CousinOliver twins.]]
31st Dec '15 2:04:36 PM 10-13-2
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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' would often explore the hypocrisy of pop-culture rebellion - and in at least one instance, in a more gentle and wistful way that focused on the "conformist" rather than the "rebel." In an early series of strips from 1987, Calvin got it into his head to rebel - but he was determined to [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority rebel only in a "cool" way]] that (he thought) wouldn't get him actually mocked. Hobbes finds him leaning against a tree with a smug, world-weary expression on his face and claiming to be "cool"; Hobbes points out that Calvin doesn't look very happy, whereupon Calvin tells him that that's the whole point of being cool. Hobbes disagrees, and when he comes back he's wearing a sombrero simply because he likes the look, and says ''this'' makes him cool. Calvin tells him that not only do "cool" people not wear sombreros, but ''nobody'' wears sombreros. Annoyed, Hobbes leaves and then comes back wearing some "cool" Mickey Mouse pants - again, simply because he likes how they look on him. Again Calvin mocks him...but Hobbes does not care.
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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' would often explore the hypocrisy of pop-culture rebellion - and in at least one instance, in a more gentle and wistful way that focused on the "conformist" rather than the "rebel." In an early series of strips from 1987, Calvin got it into his head to rebel - but he was determined to [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority rebel only in a "cool" way]] that (he thought) wouldn't get him actually mocked. Hobbes finds him leaning against a tree with a smug, world-weary expression on his face and claiming to be "cool"; Hobbes points out that Calvin doesn't look very happy, whereupon Calvin tells him that that's the whole point of being cool. Hobbes disagrees, and when he comes back he's wearing a sombrero simply because he likes the look, and says ''this'' makes him cool. Calvin tells him that not only do "cool" people not wear sombreros, but ''nobody'' wears sombreros. Annoyed, Hobbes leaves and then comes back wearing some "cool" Mickey Mouse pants - again, simply because he likes how they look on him. Again Calvin mocks him...but Hobbes does not care. [[note]] The joke here is that Calvin thinks Hobbes is the Rule-Abiding Rebel, but that [[{{Irony}} it's clear from the overall strip that that person is Calvin himself]]. [[/note]]
31st Dec '15 2:01:52 PM 10-13-2
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Someone who is going for being a RebelliousSpirit but whose rebellion is mildly inconvenient at best, or so minor to be unnoticed at worst. This may be a fumble on the writer's part where they genuinely think the act is impressively rebellious but due to ValuesDissonance the audience doesn't think so. However, usually it's used as a characterization trope to show that the character himself is either so out-of-touch or self-important that they believe they're edgy and pushing the envelope even when it's unimpressive. They may also be too timid to really commit to a truly rebellious act. Maybe they don't even really believe in their cause but just want to fit in with "cool" modern culture.
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Someone who is going for being a RebelliousSpirit but whose rebellion is mildly inconvenient at best, or so minor to be unnoticed at worst. This may be a fumble on the writer's part where they genuinely think the act is impressively rebellious but due to ValuesDissonance the audience doesn't think so. However, usually it's used as a characterization trope to show that the character himself is either so out-of-touch or self-important that they believe they're edgy and pushing the envelope even when it's unimpressive. They may also be too timid to really commit to a truly rebellious act. Maybe [[{{Hypocrite}} they don't even really believe in their cause cause]], but just want to fit in with "cool" modern culture.
23rd Dec '15 8:53:21 AM cdrood
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** His original heel turn after cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase on Jeff Hardy, was primarily based around his Straight Edge lifestyle vs. Hardy's drug use. Yes, the bad guy was the one who didn't smoke, drink, or do drugs.
17th Dec '15 4:31:57 PM Tightwire
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** When Homer quits his job, he decides to finally stick it to his MeanBoss, Mr. Burns, by . . . putting a glass of water on Burns's desk without a coaster. Then grabbing Burns's wastepaper basket and dumping the one piece of paper in it on the floor. [[SeriousBusiness Burns is shocked and outraged at this behavior.]] The trope's then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Homer does some ''actually'' rebellious stuff, like using Burns's head as a makeshift bongo drum, or ''literally'' burning a bridge behind him on the way out.
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** When Homer quits his job, he decides to finally stick it to his MeanBoss, Mr. Burns, by . . . putting a glass of water on Burns's desk without a coaster. Then grabbing Burns's wastepaper basket and dumping the one piece of paper in it on the floor. On the other hand, Mr Burns does actually show [[SeriousBusiness Burns is shocked shock and outraged outrage at this behavior.]] The trope's then [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Homer does some ''actually'' rebellious stuff, like using Burns's head as a makeshift bongo drum, or ''literally'' burning a bridge behind him on the way out.behaviour.]]
13th Dec '15 8:36:11 PM skybox
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' showed a {{Grunge}} music video Robin made back in Canada. It's trying to be all rebellious, but when mixed with [[CanadaEh Canadian politeness]], you get the message, "Consider Questioning Authority, Please".
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' showed a {{Grunge}} music video Robin made back in Canada. It's trying to be all rebellious, but when mixed with [[CanadaEh Canadian politeness]], you get the message, "Consider Questioning Authority, Please".Please." In another scene, she "storms out" of an interview by politely excusing herself and repeatedly apologizing as she leaves.
13th Dec '15 5:02:06 PM 10-13-2
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** Certain episodes, notably "Homerpalooza", have mocked Generation-X'ers for thinking they're cool when in fact they're just insecure and cynical ''en masse'' - and, in one case, so confused that [[LogicBomb they're not even sure if they're]] ''[[LogicBomb really]]'' [[LogicBomb being sarcastic]]. They're also shown to be hypocritical: at the rock festival, Lisa has just gotten finished (sincerely) saying that Gen-X'ers accept all people for who they are when Homer sees [[TheFreakShow a freak show]] set up among the exhibits. And the kids at the festival hate Homer and angrily tell him to leave because they can't stand [[StrawAffiliation "uncool"]] adults [[PretenderDiss copying their culture]].
13th Dec '15 4:53:06 PM 10-13-2
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* ''CalvinAndHobbes'' would often explore the hypocrisy of pop-culture rebellion - and in at least one instance, in a more gentle and wistful way that focused on the "conformist" rather than the "rebel." In an early series of strips from 1987, Calvin got it into his head to rebel - but he was determined to [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority rebel only in a "cool" way]] that (he thought) wouldn't get him actually mocked. Hobbes finds him leaning against a tree with a smug, world-weary expression on his face and claiming to be "cool"; Hobbes points out that Calvin doesn't look very happy, whereupon Calvin tells him that that's the whole point of being cool. Hobbes disagrees, and when he comes back he's wearing a sombrero simply because he likes the look, and says ''this'' makes him cool. Calvin tells him that not only do "cool" people not wear sombreros, but ''nobody'' wears sombreros. Annoyed, Hobbes leaves and then comes back wearing some "cool" Mickey Mouse pants - again, simply because he likes how they look on him. Again Calvin mocks him...but Hobbes does not care.
7th Dec '15 6:44:59 AM Andyroid
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* Marco Diaz from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' likes to imagine himself as a tough guy and a "misunderstood bad boy", but in truth he's a bit of a safety freak (there's a reason he's known as [[EmbarrassingNickName "the Safe Kid"]] at school) and he ends up serving as the CloudcuckoolandersMinder to Star.
3rd Nov '15 8:30:18 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' presents: Nanase and her [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2009-03-28 bold act of defiance]]. It still counts, right?.. [[PokeThePoodle ]]. This was almost certainly intentional.
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' presents: Nanase and her ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': ** Nanase's [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2009-03-28 bold act of defiance]]. It still counts, right?.. [[PokeThePoodle ]]. This defiance]] consists of a haircut, and a wardrobe change that was almost certainly intentional.fairly modest all things considered. Needless to say, her mother wasn't all that upset. ** Later, in the "So a Date at the Mall" story, Elliot and Ashley commit the bold and rebellious act is to go one of the security blind spots of the bookstore, so that Elliot can [[GenderBender transform]] while Ashley watches, leading to [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2058 this lovely line;]] --->'''Ashley:''' Well, let's do it then! Live on the edge! Be rebels! --->'''Elliot:''' Yeah! --->'''Ashley:''' We'd better finish our cookies first. There's no food or drinks allowed in there. --->'''Elliot:''' Right.
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