History Main / SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness

1st Dec '16 2:26:32 PM 4444jdm
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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' video games have gone up and down like a yo-yo. All of the main series Pokémon games are definitely around on the serious end of the scale however, despite its serious storylines and ScienceFiction elements, it doesn't mean you can't have some silly ScienceFantasy ingredients. The villains in the main series are much more sillier than the protagonists, with [[spoiler:Ghetsis]] being an exception. This depends on the player and how it goes. In short, the storylines in main series games stay dead serious all the time despite {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s, somewhat bright cities and TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' video games have gone up and down like a yo-yo. All of the main series Pokémon games are definitely around on the serious end of the scale however, despite its serious storylines and ScienceFiction elements, it doesn't mean you can't have some silly ScienceFantasy ingredients. The villains in the main series are much more sillier than the protagonists, with [[spoiler:Ghetsis]] being an exception. This depends on the player and how it goes. In short, the storylines in main series games stay dead serious all the time despite {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s, somewhat bright cities over-the-top SummerBlockbuster-esque antics and TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou.



** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is quite silly with Team Skull in the first half of the game [[spoiler:but once the true villains, Aether Foundation, reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]] In general, ''Sun and Moon'' generally stays dead serious lIke other main-series games do.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is quite silly with Team Skull and some other SummerBlockbuster AlohaHawaii-esque antics in the first half of the game game, [[spoiler:but once the true villains, Aether Foundation, reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]] In general, ''Sun and Moon'' generally stays dead serious lIke other main-series games do.
1st Dec '16 2:11:28 PM 4444jdm
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is quite silly with Team Skull in the first half of the game [[spoiler:but once the true villains reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is quite silly with Team Skull in the first half of the game [[spoiler:but once the true villains villains, Aether Foundation, reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]]]] In general, ''Sun and Moon'' generally stays dead serious lIke other main-series games do.
1st Dec '16 3:26:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, which loves to hammer home the fact that WarIsHell, stays extremely serious most of the time, but is willing to get silly from time to time, especially when it comes to [[AcePilot Jok]][[DisabledSnarker er]] and Garrus. A special mention goes to the "Citadel" DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the first half of which is a rather grim story involving terrorism, hijacking of the ''Normandy'', [[spoiler:Shepard's clone]], and AnAesop about the PowerOfFriendship driven in with iron nails, while the second half is basically most of the (surviving) characters of the series bumping into each other for [[HilarityEnsues massive hilarity]], ranging from [[PsychopathicManchild Grunt]]'s drunk antics, to [[OldSoldier Zaeed]] hitting on [[IceQueen Samara]], to Shepard and Javik participating in the shooting of a [[BMovie Blasto movie]] as themselves.

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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, which loves to hammer home the fact that WarIsHell, stays extremely serious most of the time, but is willing to get silly from time to time, especially when it comes to [[AcePilot Jok]][[DisabledSnarker er]] Joker and Garrus. A special mention goes to the "Citadel" DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the first half of which is a rather grim story involving terrorism, hijacking of the ''Normandy'', [[spoiler:Shepard's clone]], and AnAesop about the PowerOfFriendship driven in with iron nails, while the second half is basically most of the (surviving) characters of the series bumping into each other for [[HilarityEnsues massive hilarity]], ranging from [[PsychopathicManchild Grunt]]'s drunk antics, to [[OldSoldier Zaeed]] hitting on [[IceQueen Samara]], to Shepard and Javik participating in the shooting of a [[BMovie Blasto movie]] as themselves.
1st Dec '16 3:25:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, which loves to hammer home the fact that WarIsHell, stays extremely serious most of the time, but is willing to get silly from time to time, especially when it comes to [[AcePilot Jok]][[DisabledSnarker er]] and [[{{Badass}} Garrus]]. A special mention goes to the "Citadel" DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the first half of which is a rather grim story involving terrorism, hijacking of the ''Normandy'', [[spoiler:Shepard's clone]], and AnAesop about the PowerOfFriendship driven in with iron nails, while the second half is basically most of the (surviving) characters of the series bumping into each other for [[HilarityEnsues massive hilarity]], ranging from [[PsychopathicManchild Grunt]]'s drunk antics, to [[OldSoldier Zaeed]] hitting on [[IceQueen Samara]], to Shepard and Javik participating in the shooting of a [[BMovie Blasto movie]] as themselves.

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* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, which loves to hammer home the fact that WarIsHell, stays extremely serious most of the time, but is willing to get silly from time to time, especially when it comes to [[AcePilot Jok]][[DisabledSnarker er]] and [[{{Badass}} Garrus]].Garrus. A special mention goes to the "Citadel" DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', the first half of which is a rather grim story involving terrorism, hijacking of the ''Normandy'', [[spoiler:Shepard's clone]], and AnAesop about the PowerOfFriendship driven in with iron nails, while the second half is basically most of the (surviving) characters of the series bumping into each other for [[HilarityEnsues massive hilarity]], ranging from [[PsychopathicManchild Grunt]]'s drunk antics, to [[OldSoldier Zaeed]] hitting on [[IceQueen Samara]], to Shepard and Javik participating in the shooting of a [[BMovie Blasto movie]] as themselves.
21st Nov '16 10:51:30 AM ReynTime250
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSun&Moon'' is quite silly with Team Skull in the first half of the game [[spoiler:but once the true villains reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSun&Moon'' ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is quite silly with Team Skull in the first half of the game [[spoiler:but once the true villains reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]]
21st Nov '16 10:50:53 AM ReynTime250
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSun&Moon'' is quite silly with Team Skull in the first half of the game [[spoiler:but once the true villains reveal themselves it becomes the darkest Pokemon game made so far as well as a [[GenreDeconstruction deconstruction on the franchise]].]]
9th Nov '16 1:04:59 PM nombretomado
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** JoelSchumacher's Batman films harkened back to the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and so made his Batman films {{lighter|AndSofter}} and {{camp}}ier than the two previous films, complete with [[LargeHam hammy]] acting, evil schemes that were utterly ridiculous, and of course plenty of Bat nipples and Bat asses to go around. ''Film/BatmanForever'' was successful in this regard, but ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' went too far with this and is [[FranchiseKiller utterly reviled.]]

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** JoelSchumacher's Creator/JoelSchumacher's Batman films harkened back to the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' and so made his Batman films {{lighter|AndSofter}} and {{camp}}ier than the two previous films, complete with [[LargeHam hammy]] acting, evil schemes that were utterly ridiculous, and of course plenty of Bat nipples and Bat asses to go around. ''Film/BatmanForever'' was successful in this regard, but ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' went too far with this and is [[FranchiseKiller utterly reviled.]]
30th Oct '16 10:51:37 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Illuminati University'' setting for ''{{GURPS}}'' actually makes the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness adjustable, from "Silly" through "Weird" to the (more or less) serious, paradoxically named "Darkly Illuminated". The current edition of ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' does much the same thing, with Straight, Classic, and Zap.

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* The ''Illuminati University'' setting for ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' actually makes the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness adjustable, from "Silly" through "Weird" to the (more or less) serious, paradoxically named "Darkly Illuminated". The current edition of ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' does much the same thing, with Straight, Classic, and Zap.
25th Oct '16 6:45:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''MoulinRouge'' could be considered the perfect representation of this scale because it begins serious, goes silly for a long time and then, at the second act, smashes onto seriousness.

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* ''MoulinRouge'' ''Film/MoulinRouge'' could be considered the perfect representation of this scale because it begins serious, goes silly for a long time and then, at the second act, smashes onto seriousness.



* An ongoing debate over the ''StarWars'' series is how silly or serious the two trilogies are in comparison to each other. Many long-time Star Wars fans were outraged by the silliness and slapstick in the prequels. Other fans, including Lucas himself, insisted that the original trilogy was quite silly as well. The age at which you originally watch each trilogy may be a factor in how you perceive them on the scale.
** One could say that the original Star Wars trilogy was an example of CerebusSyndrome, depending on how much you buy the theory that the more dramatic, character-driven sequel ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was largely the doing of director Irvin Kirshner and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan rather than GeorgeLucas.

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* An ongoing debate over the ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' series is how silly or serious the two trilogies are in comparison to each other. Many long-time Star Wars fans were outraged by the silliness and slapstick in the prequels. Other fans, including Lucas himself, insisted that the original trilogy was quite silly as well. The age at which you originally watch each trilogy may be a factor in how you perceive them on the scale.
** One could say that the original Star Wars trilogy was an example of CerebusSyndrome, depending on how much you buy the theory that the more dramatic, character-driven sequel ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' was largely the doing of director Irvin Kirshner and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan rather than GeorgeLucas.Creator/GeorgeLucas.
23rd Oct '16 11:17:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheFastShow'' is ''constantly'' silly, apart from one or two quite notable exceptions.

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* ''TheFastShow'' ''Series/TheFastShow'' is ''constantly'' silly, apart from one or two quite notable exceptions.
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