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21st Feb '18 6:25:30 PM mistermoonbean
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** Another subversion is if the car hits, but the glass is simply knocked out of the workers' hands, and neither the glass nor the car is broken.

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** Another subversion '''subversion''' is if the car hits, but the glass is simply knocked out of the workers' hands, and neither the glass nor the car is broken.



** Another double subversion is if the car hits the glass and knocks it out of the workers' hands without damage to the glass or car... and the glass crumbles after it gets picked back up.

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** Another double subversion '''double subversion''' is if the car hits the glass and knocks it out of the workers' hands without damage to the glass or car... and the glass crumbles after it gets picked back up.
31st Jan '18 6:11:31 PM nombretomado
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* This is a staple of much of the comedy on ''{{Mongrels}}''; starting out with what seems to be a buildup to an obvious joke only to quickly turn it around (often [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] it in the process), like so:

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* This is a staple of much of the comedy on ''{{Mongrels}}''; ''Series/{{Mongrels}}''; starting out with what seems to be a buildup to an obvious joke only to quickly turn it around (often [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] it in the process), like so:
10th Dec '17 10:35:52 AM Malady
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* ''Webcomic/ExplorersOfSouls'': It is a staple of ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'' games, fanfiction, and comics to make the first Mon the protagonist sees upon awakening their partner for life. Despite [[GenreSavvy what Mel assumes]], the Pikachu that she first meets has no interest in adventuring or becoming her compadre.

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* ''Webcomic/ExplorersOfSouls'': It is a staple of ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'' games, fanfiction, and comics to make the first Mon the protagonist sees upon awakening their partner for life. Despite [[GenreSavvy what Mel assumes]], the Pikachu that she first meets has no interest in adventuring or becoming her compadre.



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---> '''Ranger:''' Hey, what is going on here? Who are you people? This is a lookout post. Where is Ranger Mc Fadden?
---> '''Drunk:''' I was just happy to see so many nice people!

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---> '''Ranger:''' Hey, what is going on here? Who are you people? This is a lookout post. Where is Ranger Mc Fadden?
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'''Drunk:''' I was just happy to see so many nice people!



--> '''Guy:''' Great, I've got all my [[FallOfTheHouseOfCards dominoes]] set up exactly how I want them, next to the good china. Now I'll just place this priceless Fabergé egg next to my newborn hemophiliac baby....

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--> '''Guy:''' Great, I've got all my [[FallOfTheHouseOfCards dominoes]] set up exactly how I want them, next to the good china. Now I'll just place this priceless Fabergé egg next to my newborn hemophiliac baby....


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1st Dec '17 5:23:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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But how could people know a trope is going to happen? Well, {{trope}}s live in the minds of the audience. As such, sufficiently GenreSavvy (or [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Trope Savvy]]) audience members can predict a familiar trope coming based on [[TropeTelegraphing the hints dropped by the writer]]. So when the writer decides to build on this expectation, only to reveal that the expected "trope" was a RedHerring while an entirely different situation results, you have a SubvertedTrope.

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But how could people know a trope is going to happen? Well, {{trope}}s live in the minds of the audience. As such, sufficiently GenreSavvy (or [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Trope Savvy]]) Savvy]] audience members can predict a familiar trope coming based on [[TropeTelegraphing the hints dropped by the writer]]. So when the writer decides to build on this expectation, only to reveal that the expected "trope" was a RedHerring while an entirely different situation results, you have a SubvertedTrope.
27th Nov '17 2:03:47 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* LemonDemon's [[http://wiki.illemonati.com/Being_a_Rock_Star Being a Rock Star]] handily subverts the RockstarSong trope. It starts with some generic lyrics about rockstardom, but rapidly switches to insulting the concept in the space of a verse or two.

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* LemonDemon's Music/LemonDemon's [[http://wiki.illemonati.com/Being_a_Rock_Star Being a Rock Star]] handily subverts the RockstarSong trope. It starts with some generic lyrics about rockstardom, but rapidly switches to insulting the concept in the space of a verse or two.
15th Nov '17 9:55:31 AM DustSnitch
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Basically, this is playing {{bait and switch}} with a trope. A work makes you think a trope is going to happen, but it doesn't.

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Basically, this is playing {{bait bait and switch}} switch[[note]]in the ordinary sense of the term, not in the sense of the humor trope BaitAndSwitch[[/note]] with a trope. A work makes you think a trope is going to happen, but it doesn't.
13th Oct '17 10:13:58 AM CONQUISTADOR
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* If the car come down the road in a series of wide turns, and it isn't clear if the car will hit the pane of glass (if it ever makes it there), it's '''zig-zagged'''.

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* If the car come comes down the road in a series of wide turns, and it isn't clear if the car will hit the pane of glass (if it ever makes it there), it's '''zig-zagged'''.
29th Sep '17 8:14:39 AM Malady
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* ''Webcomic/{{Explorers of Souls}}'': It is a staple of ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'' games, fanfiction, and comics to make the first Mon the protagonist sees upon awakening their partner for life. Despite [[GenreSavvy what Mel assumes]], the Pikachu that she first meets has no interest in adventuring or becoming her compadre.
* ''GeorgeTheDragon'' [[http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/index.php?p=278085 subverts]] the expectations of dragon dietary preferences.
* ''BlurTheLines'' subverts StuffedIntoTheFridge when Drew receives a present that the giver implies is the head of his lover, Rick. After crying out because he thinks his lover is dead, Rick walks up behind him and says, "What? Why are you screaming?" [[http://www.blur-the-lines.com/?p=110]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Explorers of Souls}}'': ''Webcomic/ExplorersOfSouls'': It is a staple of ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'' games, fanfiction, and comics to make the first Mon the protagonist sees upon awakening their partner for life. Despite [[GenreSavvy what Mel assumes]], the Pikachu that she first meets has no interest in adventuring or becoming her compadre.
* ''GeorgeTheDragon'' ''Webcomic/GeorgeTheDragon'' [[http://www.drunkduck.com/George_the_Dragon/index.php?p=278085 subverts]] the expectations of dragon dietary preferences.
* ''BlurTheLines'' ''Webcomic/BlurTheLines'' subverts StuffedIntoTheFridge when Drew receives a present that the giver implies is the head of his lover, Rick. After crying out because he thinks his lover is dead, Rick walks up behind him and says, "What? Why are you screaming?" [[http://www.blur-the-lines.com/?p=110]]
23rd Aug '17 7:41:18 PM Malady
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* Gerridon and Jamethiel of ''Literature\ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' were twins, and consorts - as well as the most infamous people in their people's history. Sounds like VillainousIncest, right? Well, no: twincest was culturally sanctioned in their time, and very traditional. And the ''heroes'' are shaping up to be twincestuous too!

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* Gerridon and Jamethiel of ''Literature\ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' were twins, and consorts - as well as the most infamous people in their people's history. Sounds like VillainousIncest, right? Well, no: twincest was culturally sanctioned in their time, and very traditional. And the ''heroes'' are shaping up to be twincestuous too!
22nd Aug '17 8:48:15 PM Samothrace42
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* In the ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'':

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** The series as a whole has multiple subversions of the SadisticChoice, which constantly turns out to be MortonsFork. Subverted choices include but are not limited to saving a young boy or a young man from zombies (the young boy's father always saves him, the young man can't be saved), choosing whether or not euthanize or attempt reviving an old man who has had a heart attack and may be on the brink of zombifiying (that young boy's father always kills him), deciding on stealing from an ostensibly abandoned vehicle (if you refuse to steal, the rest of your group steals anyway), and saving an injured man or a woman (an inversion; they both make it).

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** The series as a whole has multiple subversions of the SadisticChoice, which [[ButThouMust constantly turns out to be be]] MortonsFork. Subverted choices include but are not limited to saving to: Saving a young boy or a young man from zombies (the young boy's father always saves him, the young man can't be saved), choosing whether or not euthanize or attempt reviving an old man who has had a heart attack and may be on the brink of zombifiying (that young boy's father always kills him), deciding on stealing from an ostensibly abandoned vehicle (if you refuse to steal, the rest of your group steals anyway), and saving an injured man or a woman (an inversion; they both make it).
* In ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Elder]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid Arthur]] [[NobleBigot Maxson]] of the [[BadassArmy East Coast]] [[TheOrder Brotherhood]] [[AbsoluteXenophobe of Steel]] seems to be set up for being a PuppetKing for [[GreaterScopeVillain the Lost Hills Elders]] back in California. Maxson [[AChildShallLeadThem gained his position at the age of]] ''16'', [[YoungerThanTheyLook is only 20 years old (which would make him seem inexperienced)]], and is praised by his followers for [[TookALevelInJerkass bringing his chapter of the Brotherhood]] "back onto the right path" of following the Brotherhood's Codex. It's also suggested that, since Maxson took control [[TraumaCongaLine (unwillingly)]] [[spoiler:[[FieldPromotion because of the death of Sarah Lyons in combat]], [[PrecociousCrush the woman who he had his first crush upon]]]], that he's been indoctrinated by the Elders back out west in order to become a PrinciplesZealot. However, this trope is subverted in that Maxson actually '''does''' wield massive authority and respect among his organization: he is [[AFatherToHisMen highly charismatic]], the members of the Brotherhood [[HundredPercentAdorationRating love him to a near-fanatical degree]], and he is more or less treated like a [[WarriorPrince honorable and mighty warrior king]]. Also, while he ''has'' [[TookALevelInJerkass Taken A Level In Jerkass]], he still has a noticeable [[TheGoodKing honorable side]]; he is actively spreading the Brotherhood's influence not because the Lost Hills Elders are ''telling'' him to do it, but because [[ChronicHeroSyndrome he wants to use the Brotherhood's resources to help people]] (something that the Lost Hills Elders are ''not'' happy about). He also refuses to let go of ''all'' of Elder Lyons' reforms (his Brotherhood still recruits Wastelanders, they still protect Wastelanders by annihilating dangerous mutants and [=A.I.s=], and rule fairly (if firmly) over the peoples in the lands they conquer), and [[WellIntentionedExtremist still thinks that what he's doing is for the betterment of the human race]] ([[IDidWhatIHadToDo even though he takes no pleasure from it]]).
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