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15th Jan '18 9:47:54 AM matruz
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* ''Film/SchindlersList'' uses smoke to represent UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust victims; The opening scene shows a candle being lit representing hope and life, then the candle flame is extinguished and the smoke plume then transitions to the smoke billowing from a train steam engine that has just delivered a group of deported Jews to the Nazi authorities.
6th Jan '18 10:07:22 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' - just about the whole game from Raiden's capture onward, but with special emphasis on the "She ''is'' Lady Luck!" scene. HideoKojima has stated that the scene where the miraculous bullet strikes Snake's handcuffs and allows him to break out of them, but Raiden remains struggling as Snake dives into the sea, is the most blatantly symbolic scene in the game. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'''s ending probably falls under this trope as well, since it revolves around (implausibly) killing off the older generation to make way for the new generation, the game's main theme.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' - just about the whole game from Raiden's capture onward, but with special emphasis on the "She ''is'' Lady Luck!" scene. HideoKojima Creator/HideoKojima has stated that the scene where the miraculous bullet strikes Snake's handcuffs and allows him to break out of them, but Raiden remains struggling as Snake dives into the sea, is the most blatantly symbolic scene in the game. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'''s ending probably falls under this trope as well, since it revolves around (implausibly) killing off the older generation to make way for the new generation, the game's main theme.
3rd Jan '18 5:49:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HyperdimensionNeptuniaMkII'', this is how fans think of the [[spoiler:Ruling Ending: Even if you end the Console Wars by having one Super Console that plays everything, piracy will always continue to exist. With only one super console, the industry will stall without competition. And the gaming world will not improve without competition, will fall apart sooner or later.]]

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* In ''HyperdimensionNeptuniaMkII'', ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2'', this is how fans think of the [[spoiler:Ruling Ending: Even if you end the Console Wars by having one Super Console that plays everything, piracy will always continue to exist. With only one super console, the industry will stall without competition. And the gaming world will not improve without competition, will fall apart sooner or later.]]
22nd Dec '17 11:01:10 PM Lanes17B
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* The Spanish film ''Hasta la lluvia'' (Even the Rain) revolves around a film crew that flies to UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}} to film a movie about ChristopherColumbus, because it will be cheaper. Unfortunately they arrive during the Cochabumaba Water War, a series of civil uprisings meant to protest the government's decision to [[OneNationUnderCopyright sell the country's water rights]] to [[MegaCorp a foreign multinational.]] [[ShowWithinAShow One scene revolves around Spanish conquistadors using hunting dogs to track down rebellious Indians,]] and later, in the story proper, one of the producers helps the mother of one of the child actors look for her daughter, they drive through town in the middle of a massive demonstration, where they spot police in riot gear using attack dogs to control the demonstrating mob.
18th Dec '17 1:16:30 AM Cryoclaste
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* On their episode on ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', the guys at ''{{Unskippable}}'' had fun pointing all the obvious mother/child related symbolism (The title being an anagram of Mother, forming the abbreviation Mom. The baby's cry alarm. The bottle station shaped like a baby's bottle) in the intro. Paul eventually declares "I am starting to think this is just a symbolic dream Samus is having."

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* On their episode on ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', the guys at ''{{Unskippable}}'' ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}'' had fun pointing all the obvious mother/child related symbolism (The title being an anagram of Mother, forming the abbreviation Mom. The baby's cry alarm. The bottle station shaped like a baby's bottle) in the intro. Paul eventually declares "I am starting to think this is just a symbolic dream Samus is having."
17th Nov '17 6:21:44 PM Balgruufgat
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** Each season ends with a scene relating to a symbol of fire or ice, alternating between the two each season. They also seems to have a bi-seasonal switch between a Supernatural ending and a Mundane ending.

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** Each season ends The first four seasons end with a scene relating to a symbol of fire or ice, alternating between the two each season. They also seems to have a bi-seasonal switch between a Supernatural ending and a Mundane ending.
8th Oct '17 12:09:59 PM HeyFella
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* ''ComicBook/BatmanWhiteKnight'': During his meeting with the GCPD, the cured Joker breaks free of his cuffs, and the following panel where he rests his arms on the table in front of him as he tears down Batman and the police force piece by piece makes it clear that Jack Napier has the upper hand whereas the GCPD no longer has any power over him.
9th Aug '17 11:38:52 PM PaulA
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* ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' has Chief Bromden's role as narrator and the specifics of his hallucinations. Bromden's hallucinations (his belief in everyone receiving mechanical implants, his MindControlConspiracy theory "The Combine," etc.) guide the book's symbolism.

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* ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' has Chief Bromden's role as narrator and the specifics of his hallucinations. Bromden's hallucinations (his belief in everyone receiving mechanical implants, his MindControlConspiracy theory "The Combine," etc.) guide the book's symbolism.
15th Jun '17 3:54:42 PM TompaDompa
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* In-universe example in ''Film/TheDraughtsmansContract'': Mrs. Herbert points out the significance of pomegranates in Myth/ClassicalMythology when Mr. Neville brings her some.
28th May '17 4:17:32 PM WillyFourEyes
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** WordOfGod states that not even the producers are sure what's intended to be symbolic and what isn't. The only thing that Anno is sure of, is that the crosses are only there because they looked badass.

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** WordOfGod states that not even the producers are sure what's intended to be symbolic and what isn't. The only thing that Anno is sure of, is that [[CreepyCoolCrosses the crosses are only there because they looked badass.badass]].
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