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4th Sep '16 9:43:47 PM E1craZ4life
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To put this another way, a trope of the form "X are often Y" is not subverted by every X you can think of that isn't Y. If someone is murdered and there's a butler around, but he didn't do it, that's not automatically a subversion of TheButlerDidIt. But if the writer makes it ''look'' like a typical example of TheButlerDidIt, then reveals he didn't, ''that's'' a subversion.

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To put this another way, a trope of the form "X are often Y" is not subverted by every X you can think of that isn't Y. If someone is murdered and there's a butler around, but he didn't do it, that's not automatically a subversion of TheButlerDidIt.TheButlerDidIt; that's an ''a''version. But if the writer makes it ''look'' like a typical example of TheButlerDidIt, then reveals he didn't, ''that's'' a subversion.



* If the car drives through the glass, and views are shown of damage sustained by the car either complicating the driveability of the vehicle and/or making the car more identifiable to the chasers, it's '''deconstructed'''.
** However, if the chasing cars get flat tires driving over the glass shards strewn across the street, it's '''reconstructed'''.

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* If the car drives through the glass, and views are shown of damage sustained by the car either complicating the driveability of the vehicle and/or making the car more identifiable to the chasers, or the workers point out the direction of the car to the chasers as they drive by, it's '''deconstructed'''.
** However, if the chasing cars get flat tires driving over the glass shards strewn across the street, or if the drivers stop to see to the workers' injuries from the broken glass, it's '''reconstructed'''.
4th Sep '16 9:38:12 PM E1craZ4life
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* If the car hits the pane glass because the driver made no attempt to avoid hitting the glass, it's '''enforced'''.

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* If the car hits the pane glass because the driver made no thought it would be futile to attempt to avoid hitting the glass, it's '''enforced'''.
4th Sep '16 9:34:26 PM E1craZ4life
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* If the car disappears from view and isn't seen until after the sound of glass breaking, it's '''implied'''.

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* If the car disappears from view and isn't seen again until after the sound of glass breaking, it's '''implied'''.


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* If the car hits the pane glass because the driver made no attempt to avoid hitting the glass, it's '''enforced'''.
* If the workers are talking about the possibility of a car driving through the glass before the car chase reaches them, it's '''discussed'''.
* If the car's occupants mention the number of car chases that lead to a pane of glass being carried across a street, it's '''conversed'''.
4th Sep '16 9:28:41 PM E1craZ4life
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* If the car disappears from view and isn't seen until after the sound of glass breaking, it's '''implied'''.


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* If the car drives through the glass, and views are shown of damage sustained by the car either complicating the driveability of the vehicle and/or making the car more identifiable to the chasers, it's '''deconstructed'''.
** However, if the chasing cars get flat tires driving over the glass shards strewn across the street, it's '''reconstructed'''.
15th Aug '16 5:44:58 AM Sharlee
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* ''Nightlight'' (2015) subverts the trope of FoundFootageFilms. Trailers and excerpts make it ''look'' like it's viewed through an InUniverseCamera, but it's actually [[spoiler: an ImpendingDoomPOV sequence from the perspective of a haunted flashlight]].
29th Jul '16 10:04:00 AM E1craZ4life
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** If the pane of glass is broken before being hit by the car, which then drives through a different pane of glass carried by a second pair of workers, it's also ''double subverted''.

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** If the pane of glass is broken before being hit by the car, which then drives through a different pane of glass carried by a second pair of workers, it's also ''double subverted''.'''double subverted'''.



* If the car hits the pane of glass, and the chasing cars regain their lost trail from the scattered pieces of glass, it's ''exploited''.

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* If the car hits the pane of glass, and the chasing cars car(s) regain their lost trail from the scattered pieces of glass, it's ''exploited''.'''exploited''' (and also PlayedForDrama.)
29th Jul '16 9:52:24 AM E1craZ4life
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** If the pane of glass is broken before being hit by the car, which then drives through a different pane of glass carried by a second pair of workers, it's also ''double subverted''.
** 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.



* If the car stops before hitting the pane of glass and then takes a different route, it is '''defied'''.

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* If the car stops before hitting the pane of glass and then takes a different route, it is it's '''defied'''.



* If the car is not doomed to hit the pane of glass, but 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'''.

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* If the car is not doomed to hit the pane of glass, but 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'''.it's '''invoked'''.
* If the car hits the pane of glass, and the chasing cars regain their lost trail from the scattered pieces of glass, it's ''exploited''.
31st May '16 8:00:52 AM E1craZ4life
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** Another subversion is if the car hits, but somehow the car phases through and neither the glass nor the car is broken.

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



* If the car stops before hitting the glass and then takes a different route, it is '''defied'''.
* If the car drives into the pane of glass, and not only the glass shatters, but also the car, it's '''exaggerated''' or '''parodied'''. If the two things listed, as well as the workers, shatter, it's taken '''UpToEleven'''.
* 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'''.

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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'''.
* If the car stops before hitting the pane of glass and then takes a different route, it is '''defied'''.
* If the car drives into the pane of glass, and not only the glass shatters, but also the car, it's '''exaggerated''' or '''parodied'''.'''exaggerated'''. If the two things listed, as well as the workers, shatter, it's taken '''UpToEleven'''.
* If the car is not doomed to hit the pane of glass, but 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'''.



* If the car drives through the pane of glass ''backwards'', or in any other weird way that a car should not be driving in, it's '''zig-zagged'''.

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* If the car drives through the pane of glass ''backwards'', or in any other weird way that a car should not be driving in, it's '''zig-zagged'''.'''parodied'''.
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.
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