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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]]).
13th Jun '17 2:52:48 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' loves to use the viewer's expectations from previous Yugioh series against them. For example, the WarriorTherapist trope shows up a lot in previous series through duels, usually at the DarkestHour when the opponent is about to crush them and has just revealed his/her tragic backstory. When Yuya reaches this moment, [[spoiler: he doesn't have a way out and the duel has been so brutal that he winds up discovering his SuperPoweredEvilSide]], accidentally enforcing his opponents views and destroying any chance at redemption or friendship. Furthermore Yuzu, Gongenzaka and Reiji repeatedly subvert viewer expectations about their characters based on previous characters with similar roles and traits, [[WellIntentionedExtremist especially Reiji]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' loves to use the viewer's expectations from previous Yugioh series against them. For example, the WarriorTherapist trope shows up a lot in previous series through duels, usually at the DarkestHour when the opponent is about to crush them and has just revealed his/her tragic backstory. When Yuya reaches this moment, [[spoiler: he doesn't have a way out and the duel has been so brutal that he winds up discovering his SuperPoweredEvilSide]], accidentally enforcing his opponents views and destroying any chance at redemption or friendship. Furthermore Yuzu, Gongenzaka Gongenzaka, Shun, Sergey, Jack, Reira and Reiji repeatedly subvert viewer expectations about their characters based on previous characters with similar roles and traits, [[WellIntentionedExtremist especially Reiji]].
30th Mar '17 12:46:53 AM jedidarrick
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* ''Manga/CrossGame'': A beautiful girl is attacked by three delinquents. But lo, a hero arrives! With but three mighty punches he decks the villains, saving the girl. Noticing her injured hand he gentlemanly offers to provide medical treatment at his conveniently nearby home...\\
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Wait a minute... we've seen this hero before. Gasp! He was part of the gang of delinquents -- it's an InvokedTrope! Oh dear, what will happen to the beautiful innocent girl now? Will our onlooking heroine warn her in time?!\\
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Wait... what is the beautiful innocent victim doing now? She's got her cell phone out! She's calling the police! "That was extortion they tried to commit -- the police need to know about it." The "delinquents" flee, revealing the truth.\\
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An InvokedTrope that then got [[SubvertedTrope subverted]].

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* ''Manga/CrossGame'': A beautiful girl is attacked by three delinquents. But lo, a hero arrives! With but three mighty punches he decks the villains, saving the girl. Noticing her injured hand he gentlemanly offers to provide medical treatment at his conveniently nearby home...\\
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home...
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Wait a minute... we've seen this hero before. Gasp! He was part of the gang of delinquents -- it's an InvokedTrope! Oh dear, what will happen to the beautiful innocent girl now? Will our onlooking heroine warn her in time?!\\
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time?!
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Wait... what is the beautiful innocent victim doing now? She's got her cell phone out! She's calling the police! "That was extortion they tried to commit -- the police need to know about it." The "delinquents" flee, revealing the truth.\\
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truth.
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An InvokedTrope that then got [[SubvertedTrope subverted]].
24th Mar '17 9:52:55 AM Allronix
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* The Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy does this for FalseUtopia. Sure, the Kindar society is a beautiful, peaceful PerfectlyPacifistSociety that's built on a Big Lie (the exile of dissenters who became the Erdlings) and has serious issues with narcotic abuse and fading psionic skills...but when the whole thing was exposed due to the High Priestess's BatmanGambit, the Erdlings turn out to be ''almost'' as pacifistic as the Kindar, people adjust to the reality in a relatively calm manner, and most make an effort to integrate the societies. By the end of the tie-in game, the society is well on its way to ditch the "false" label entirely.

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* The Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy does this for FalseUtopia. Sure, the Kindar are a PerfectPacifistPeople with a society is a beautiful, peaceful PerfectlyPacifistSociety that's built on a Big Lie (the exile of dissenters who became the Erdlings) and has serious issues with narcotic abuse and fading psionic skills...but when the whole thing was exposed due to the High Priestess's BatmanGambit, the Erdlings turn out to be ''almost'' as pacifistic as the Kindar, people adjust to the reality in a relatively calm manner, and most make an effort to integrate the societies. By the end of the tie-in game, the society is well on its way to ditch the "false" label entirely.
24th Mar '17 9:49:57 AM Allronix
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* The Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy does this for FalseUtopia. Sure, the Kindar society is a beautiful, peaceful PerfectlyPacifistSociety that's built on a Big Lie (the exile of dissenters who became the Erdlings) and has serious issues with narcotic abuse and fading psionic skills...but when the whole thing was exposed due to the High Priestess's BatmanGambit, the Erdlings turn out to be ''almost'' as pacifistic as the Kindar, people adjust to the reality in a relatively calm manner, and most make an effort to integrate the societies. By the end of the tie-in game, the society is well on its way to ditch the "false" label entirely.
7th Mar '17 11:20:00 AM MartineBrooke
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* This YouTube comment: "An airplane was about to crash. There were 4 passengers on board, but only 3 parachutes. The 1st passenger said "I am Stephen Curry, the best NBA basketball player. The Warriors and my millions of fans need me, and I can't afford to die." So he took the 1st pack and left the plane. The 2nd passenger, Donald Trump, said, "I am the newly-elected US President, and I am the smartest President in American history, so my people don't want me to die." He took the 2nd pack and jumped out of the plane. The 3rd passenger, the Pope, said to the 4th passenger, a 10 year old schoolboy, "My son, I am old and don't have many years left, you have more years ahead so I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute." The little boy said, "That's okay, Your Holiness, there's a parachute left for you. America 's smartest President took my schoolbag.""
18th Feb '17 3:14:01 PM Lorialet
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* This YouTube comment: "An airplane was about to crash. There were 4 passengers on board, but only 3 parachutes. The 1st passenger said "I am Stephen Curry, the best NBA basketball player. The Warriors and my millions of fans need me, and I can't afford to die." So he took the 1st pack and left the plane. The 2nd passenger, Donald Trump, said, "I am the newly-elected US President, and I am the smartest President in American history, so my people don't want me to die." He took the 2nd pack and jumped out of the plane. The 3rd passenger, the Pope, said to the 4th passenger, a 10 year old schoolboy, "My son, I am old and don't have many years left, you have more years ahead so I will sacrifice my life and let you have the last parachute." The little boy said, "That's okay, Your Holiness, there's a parachute left for you. America 's smartest President took my schoolbag.""
8th Jan '17 1:38:06 PM GhostOfAGeek
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-->-- '''HideoKojima'''
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26th Dec '16 12:06:39 PM Goldfritha
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* In ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', Sydney fumbles for her glasses, talking as if she were BlindWithoutEm. [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1290 She then takes out the overconfident bad guy and exclaims, "Trope subverted!" before explaining that no one's that blind -- well, yes, some people are, but they don't get to be cops.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', Sydney fumbles for her glasses, talking as if she were BlindWithoutEm. [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1290 She then takes out the overconfident bad guy and exclaims, "Trope subverted!" before putting her glasses back on and explaining that no one's that blind -- well, yes, some people are, but they don't get to be cops.]]
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