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12th May '16 7:03:47 AM 06tele
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* The film of ''Birdy'' subverts the DownerEnding. All through the film, Al has been trying to get his fellow traumatised Vietnam vet and childhood friend Birdy to respond to him as a human being, but he becomes increasingly convinced that Birdy is suicidal. By the end of the film, Birdy has built himself a pair of wings and is about to jump off a flat roof, so that he can fly. Al knows he's going to do it and races to the roof to stop him. He arrives just in time to see Birdy leap from the roof to certain death. Al screams a BigNo and runs to the edge of the roof...[[spoiler: only to find Birdy standing on a different part of the flat roof a few feet below, dusting himself down. Birdy turns around, looks at Al, smiles and says "What?"]]
27th Apr '16 2:03:24 PM Furienna
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* Through much of the Pixar's ToyStory2, Pete the Prospector plays the role of Sage, dispensing advice to other characters. But a glimpse of "Woody's Roundup", the TV show that represents his origin, shows Pete playing a self-sabotaging buffoon. The glimpse hints that his sagely nuggets of wisdom may actually be fool's gold. By the end of the film his true role is revealed.
26th Feb '16 1:49:15 PM E1craZ4life
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* If the car stops before hitting the glass and then takes a different route, it is '''defied'''.
18th Feb '16 3:39:15 PM Furienna
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* You would expect Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt to play DeceasedParentsAreTheBest straight, considering how Beatrice is treated by her uncle. But while she misses her parents, Beatrice can still admit that they had flaws.

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* You would expect Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} have expected ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt to play DeceasedParentsAreTheBest straight, considering how Beatrice is treated by her uncle. But while she misses her parents, Beatrice can still admit that they had flaws.
18th Feb '16 3:38:20 PM Furienna
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* You would expect Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} to play DeceasedParentsAreTheBest straight, considering how Beatrice is treated by her uncle. But while she misses her parents, Beatrice can still admit that they had flaws.

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* You would expect Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt to play DeceasedParentsAreTheBest straight, considering how Beatrice is treated by her uncle. But while she misses her parents, Beatrice can still admit that they had flaws.
18th Feb '16 3:36:46 PM Furienna
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* You would expect Literature/{{Overenskommelser}} to play DeceasedParentsAreTheBest straight, considering how Beatrice is treated by her uncle. But while she misses her parents, Beatrice can still admit that they had flaws.
29th Jan '16 5:35:10 PM E1craZ4life
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* If the car drives through the pane of glass, and the driver gets out of the car to explain the reason why he crashed into it, it's '''justified'''.

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* If the car drives through the pane of glass, and the driver gets out of the car stops to explain the reason why he crashed into it, it's '''justified'''.



* If one of the workers sees the car coming and stops in the street so that the car will drive into the glass, it is '''invoked'''.

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* If one of the workers sees the car coming and stops in the street so that the car will drive into the pane of glass, it is '''invoked'''.
29th Jan '16 5:34:08 PM E1craZ4life
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* If one of the workers sees the car coming and stops in the street so that the car will drive into the glass, it is '''invoked'''.
27th Jan '16 3:55:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman: The Animated Series]]'' plays straight and subverts many tropes, but it is noteworthy the way it handled BuryYourGays. Maggie Sawyer was primarily a victim of HideYourLesbians, up until the second season episode ''Apokolips...Now!'' there had not been any hints to her orientation in the comics, but she seemed to be [[BuryYourGays legitimately set up for death]]. When she is attacked by Intergang she is thrown from her car in a fiery explosion and she is shown horribly burned beneath a crushing pile of rubble, noticeably ''without'' [[EyeAwaken a blinking eye]] or [[FingerTwitchingRevival moving fingers]]. It looks like she is KilledOffForReal, especially when Dan Turpin starts calling the attackers "murderers" while screaming at them, except a later scene reveals her to be NotQuiteDead. This later scene, which revealed that she had survived and thus subverted the BuryYourGays trope, also provided the first ever hint at her sexuality when she is visited in the hospital by a woman that the DVD commentary reveals is Toby Raines, her partner in the comics. So, Maggie not only survives the attack, which is a straight subversion of the BuryYourGays premise, but the setup actually lead to a (partial) revelation of her sexuality, something this trope is usually invoked specifically to avoid, making it also an ''[[InvertedTrope inversion]].''

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* ''[[SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Superman: The Animated Series]]'' ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' plays straight and subverts many tropes, but it is noteworthy the way it handled BuryYourGays. Maggie Sawyer was primarily a victim of HideYourLesbians, up until the second season episode ''Apokolips...Now!'' there had not been any hints to her orientation in the comics, but she seemed to be [[BuryYourGays legitimately set up for death]]. When she is attacked by Intergang she is thrown from her car in a fiery explosion and she is shown horribly burned beneath a crushing pile of rubble, noticeably ''without'' [[EyeAwaken a blinking eye]] or [[FingerTwitchingRevival moving fingers]]. It looks like she is KilledOffForReal, especially when Dan Turpin starts calling the attackers "murderers" while screaming at them, except a later scene reveals her to be NotQuiteDead. This later scene, which revealed that she had survived and thus subverted the BuryYourGays trope, also provided the first ever hint at her sexuality when she is visited in the hospital by a woman that the DVD commentary reveals is Toby Raines, her partner in the comics. So, Maggie not only survives the attack, which is a straight subversion of the BuryYourGays premise, but the setup actually lead to a (partial) revelation of her sexuality, something this trope is usually invoked specifically to avoid, making it also an ''[[InvertedTrope inversion]].''
16th Jan '16 4:44:06 PM Pinokio
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* A series of Discover credit card ads established a pattern of people calling their customer service line, and having their queries answered by an employee who symbolically looks just like them ("We treat you like you'd treat you"). Then they subverted viewers' expectation that the employee's resemblance was purely symbolic, having the employee in a new ad be the caller's ''actual'' identical twin.



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* A series of Discover credit card ads established a pattern of people calling their customer service line, and having their queries answered by an employee who symbolically looks just like them ("We treat you like you'd treat you"). Then they subverted viewers' expectation that the employee's resemblance was purely symbolic, having the employee in a new ad be the caller's ''actual'' identical twin.

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* ''Comicbook/TooMuchCoffeeMan'': A series of Discover credit card ads established a pattern of people calling their customer service line, and having their queries answered by an employee who symbolically looks just like them ("We treat you like you'd treat you"). Then they subverted viewers' expectation that the employee's resemblance was purely symbolic, having the employee character in a new ad be bar [[DiscussedTrope discusses]] how he has never seen a [[BarBrawl barfight]] happen in real life, and is approached by a man who says he is sitting on his jacket. He gets up from the caller's ''actual'' identical twin.
bar stool to let the man have his jacket, and sits down as the man walks away.
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