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18th Apr '16 4:14:54 AM MCanter89
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->''""When I see a sacred cow, I get really hungry for a burger!''

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->''""When ->''"When I see a sacred cow, I get really hungry for a burger!''burger!"''
19th Mar '16 8:10:53 AM valar55
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A SubTrope of UnacceptableTargets. Compare with TrueArt, where most of this arguably comes from, and ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, which everyone (or at least a good amount of people) will be doing if any cows get slayed. Similar to FandomHeresy but extended to non-fans, more the über variant. Contrast with PublicMediumIgnorance, where you're supposed to dislike the work even if you didn't watch it.

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A SubTrope of UnacceptableTargets. Compare with TrueArt, where most of this arguably comes from, and ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, which everyone (or at least a good amount of people) will be doing if any cows get slayed.slain. Similar to FandomHeresy but extended to non-fans, more the über variant. Contrast with PublicMediumIgnorance, where you're supposed to dislike the work even if you didn't watch it.
30th Nov '15 12:05:51 PM Luigifan
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There is TrueArt, there is FandomHeresy, there's even ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow and then there is this trope.

A form of UnacceptableTargets, a Sacred Cow is something that is met with near universal approval and are outside the bounds of criticism even if flaws are present.

The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is based on the popular understanding of the elevated place of cows in Hinduism, being a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and life; and no harm should come to them. In some cultures, especially in India, the slaughter of cattle may be prohibited and their meat may be taboo to consume.

A Sacred Cow at the most basic level is a work or something within a work that ''everyone'', including you, is supposed to like and is granted immunity to any form of criticism in any way, so to speak. Covering anything from a whole series or fictional race right down to props used by said fictional race within that series' universe, the Sacred Cow is considered so either out of respect, nostalgia or plain rabid fan-love. This is usually the preserve of a [[FanDumb rampaging fanbase]] but this goes beyond the fandom and applies to almost everyone including casual fans right down to [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch non-fans]] with passing knowledge of the work.

Unfortunately, this also means a fair critique cannot be made against it at any point in time as it'll be met with the same revulsion as {{Squick}}-inducing {{shipping}} or {{troll}}ing. Being deemed as high octane FlameBait and causing an extreme form of InternetBackdraft almost anywhere; if one is shown in a bad light, no matter how fair, expect retribution from anyone nearby to be overly harsh. This is to be expected, someone just hit the FandomBerserkButton of everyone who heard you. Of course, this can overlap greatly with your average internet troll so sometimes the accuser is painted as such and dealt with accordingly. An unfortunate amount of FanDumb, FandomHeresy, HypocriticalFandom, NostalgiaFilter, and TheLawOfFanJackassery tends to come from this. Often, the FanDumb for a Sacred Cow is given a free pass, getting away with things that other fandoms would not tolerate and quickly chase out of the community.

A SubTrope of UnacceptableTargets. Compare with TrueArt where most of this arguably comes from and ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, which everyone (or at least a good amount of people) will be doing if any cows get slayed. Similar to FandomHeresy but extended to non-fans, more the über variant. Contrast with PublicMediumIgnorance where you're supposed to dislike the work even if you didn't watch it.

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There is TrueArt, there is FandomHeresy, there's even ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, and then there is this trope.

A form of UnacceptableTargets, a Sacred Cow is something that is met with near universal near-universal approval and are is considered to be outside the bounds of criticism even if flaws are present.

The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is based on the popular understanding of the elevated place of cows in Hinduism, being a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving giving, and life; and no harm should come to them. In some cultures, especially in India, the slaughter of cattle may be prohibited and their meat may be taboo to consume.

A Sacred Cow at the most basic level is a work or something within a work that ''everyone'', including you, is supposed to like and is granted immunity to any form of criticism in any way, so to speak. Covering anything from a whole series or fictional race right down to props used by said fictional race within that series' universe, the Sacred Cow is considered so either out of respect, nostalgia {{nostalgia|Filter}}, or plain rabid [[FanDumb rabid]] fan-love. This is usually the preserve of a [[FanDumb rampaging fanbase]] fanbase]], but this goes beyond the fandom and applies to almost everyone everyone, including casual fans -- right down to [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch non-fans]] with passing knowledge of the work.

Unfortunately, this also means a fair critique cannot be made against it at any point in time time, as it'll be met with the same revulsion as {{Squick}}-inducing {{shipping}} or {{troll}}ing. Being deemed as high octane FlameBait and causing an extreme form of InternetBackdraft almost anywhere; if one is shown in a bad light, no matter how fair, expect retribution from anyone nearby to be overly harsh. This is to be expected, expected; someone just hit the FandomBerserkButton of everyone who heard you. Of course, this can overlap greatly with your average internet troll troll, so sometimes the accuser is painted as such and dealt with accordingly. An unfortunate amount of FanDumb, FandomHeresy, HypocriticalFandom, NostalgiaFilter, and TheLawOfFanJackassery tends to come from this. Often, the FanDumb for a Sacred Cow is given a free pass, getting away with things that other fandoms would not tolerate and quickly chase out of the community.

A SubTrope of UnacceptableTargets. Compare with TrueArt TrueArt, where most of this arguably comes from from, and ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, which everyone (or at least a good amount of people) will be doing if any cows get slayed. Similar to FandomHeresy but extended to non-fans, more the über variant. Contrast with PublicMediumIgnorance PublicMediumIgnorance, where you're supposed to dislike the work even if you didn't watch it.
11th Jan '15 4:45:07 AM Morgenthaler
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->''When I see a sacred cow, I get [[CausticCritic really hungry for a burger!]]''
-->--'''Ed Harris''', '''''Website/TheAgonyBooth'''''


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\n\n\n->''When ->''""When I see a sacred cow, I get [[CausticCritic really hungry for a burger!]]''
burger!''
-->--'''Ed Harris''', '''''Website/TheAgonyBooth'''''

''Website/TheAgonyBooth''
25th Aug '14 9:14:49 PM IkeDawn
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->''(sigh) What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing'' [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]] ''on the internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''
-->--'''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', '''''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}}'''''


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->''(sigh) What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing'' [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]] ''on the internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''
-->--'''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', '''''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}}'''''



15th Jul '14 6:47:14 PM UltramarineAlizarin
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->''*sigh* What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing OcarinaOfTime on the internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''
-->--'''{{Egoraptor}}''', '''''{{WebVideo/Sequelitis}}'''''


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->''*sigh* ->''(sigh) What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing OcarinaOfTime on criticizing'' [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]] ''on the internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''
-->--'''{{Egoraptor}}''', '''''{{WebVideo/Sequelitis}}'''''

-->--'''Creator/{{Egoraptor}}''', '''''WebVideo/{{Sequelitis}}'''''




A Sacred Cow at the most basic level is a work or something within a work that ''everyone'', including you, is supposed to like and is granted immunity to any form of criticism in any way, so to speak. Covering anything from a whole series or fictional race right down to props used by said fictional race within that series' universe, the Sacred Cow is considered so either out of respect, nostalgia or plain rabid fanlove. This is usually the preserve of a [[FanDumb rampaging fanbase]] but this goes beyond the fandom and applies to almost everyone including casual fans right down to [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch non-fans]] with passing knowledge of the work.

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A Sacred Cow at the most basic level is a work or something within a work that ''everyone'', including you, is supposed to like and is granted immunity to any form of criticism in any way, so to speak. Covering anything from a whole series or fictional race right down to props used by said fictional race within that series' universe, the Sacred Cow is considered so either out of respect, nostalgia or plain rabid fanlove.fan-love. This is usually the preserve of a [[FanDumb rampaging fanbase]] but this goes beyond the fandom and applies to almost everyone including casual fans right down to [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch non-fans]] with passing knowledge of the work.
2nd Jul '14 1:56:55 AM CharginChuck
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->''*sigh* What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing OcarinaOfTime on hte internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''

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->''*sigh* What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing OcarinaOfTime on hte the internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''
2nd Jul '14 1:56:38 AM CharginChuck
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->''*sigh* What the fuck am I doing with my life? I'm harshly criticizing OcarinaOfTime on hte internet. I'm gonna get CRUCIFIED!''
-->--'''{{Egoraptor}}''', '''''{{WebVideo/Sequelitis}}'''''



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25th Oct '13 7:25:51 AM treelo
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When it comes to fandoms, a sacred cow is a work or something within a work that "everyone" is supposed to like and is "granted immunity to any form of criticism in any way", so to speak. Covering anything from a whole series or fictional race right down to props used by said fictional race within that series' universe, the Sacred Cow is considered so either out of respect, nostalgia or plain rabid fanlove. This is usually the preserve of a [[FanDumb rampaging fanbase]] but it also can apply to almost everyone including casual fans and [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch even non-fans]].

Unfortunately, this also means a fair critique cannot be made against it at any point in time as it'll be met with the same revulsion as {{Squick}}-inducing {{shipping}} or {{troll}}ing. Being deemed as high octane FlameBait and causing an extreme form of InternetBackdraft almost anywhere, if one is shown in a bad light no matter how fair, expect retribution from anyone nearby to be overly harsh given the perpetrator just hit the FandomBerserkButton of everyone who heard you even if they're not fans. Of course, this can overlap greatly with your average internet troll so sometimes the accuser is painted as such and dealt with accordingly. An unfortunate amount of FanDumb, FandomHeresy, HypocriticalFandom, NostalgiaFilter, and TheLawOfFanJackassery tend to come from this. Often, the FanDumb for a Sacred Cow is given a free pass, getting away with things that other fandoms would not tolerate and quickly chase out of the community.

A SubTrope of UnacceptableTargets. Compare with TrueArt, where most of this arguably comes from, and ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, which "everyone", or at least a good amount of people, will be doing (and in liberal amounts at that). Similar to but not the same as FandomHeresy as sometimes non-fans will agree with their sentiment. Contrast with PublicMediumIgnorance, in which unlike this trope, you're supposed to dislike the work; even if you didn't watch it.

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When it comes to fandoms, a sacred cow A Sacred Cow at the most basic level is a work or something within a work that "everyone" ''everyone'', including you, is supposed to like and is "granted granted immunity to any form of criticism in any way", way, so to speak. Covering anything from a whole series or fictional race right down to props used by said fictional race within that series' universe, the Sacred Cow is considered so either out of respect, nostalgia or plain rabid fanlove. This is usually the preserve of a [[FanDumb rampaging fanbase]] but it also can apply this goes beyond the fandom and applies to almost everyone including casual fans and right down to [[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch even non-fans]].

non-fans]] with passing knowledge of the work.

Unfortunately, this also means a fair critique cannot be made against it at any point in time as it'll be met with the same revulsion as {{Squick}}-inducing {{shipping}} or {{troll}}ing. Being deemed as high octane FlameBait and causing an extreme form of InternetBackdraft almost anywhere, anywhere; if one is shown in a bad light light, no matter how fair, expect retribution from anyone nearby to be overly harsh given the perpetrator harsh. This is to be expected, someone just hit the FandomBerserkButton of everyone who heard you even if they're not fans.you. Of course, this can overlap greatly with your average internet troll so sometimes the accuser is painted as such and dealt with accordingly. An unfortunate amount of FanDumb, FandomHeresy, HypocriticalFandom, NostalgiaFilter, and TheLawOfFanJackassery tend tends to come from this. Often, the FanDumb for a Sacred Cow is given a free pass, getting away with things that other fandoms would not tolerate and quickly chase out of the community.

A SubTrope of UnacceptableTargets. Compare with TrueArt, TrueArt where most of this arguably comes from, from and ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow, which "everyone", or everyone (or at least a good amount of people, people) will be doing (and in liberal amounts at that). if any cows get slayed. Similar to but not the same as FandomHeresy as sometimes non-fans will agree with their sentiment. but extended to non-fans, more the über variant. Contrast with PublicMediumIgnorance, in which unlike this trope, PublicMediumIgnorance where you're supposed to dislike the work; work even if you didn't watch it.
1st Jul '13 5:11:51 AM StFan
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