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16th Jan '18 6:17:43 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' strip "Unwisely Pissing Off the Fanbase" claims to do this but is actually more SelfDeprecation. Many feel the strip's vast overreliance on {{Anticlimax}} is one of these as well. Brian Clevinger has repeatedly stated that the best jokes are the ones played on the reader.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the mass-murdering barbarian Thog became a fan-favourite, which is then mirrored in-universe when he becomes a gladiator of such efficacy that he becomes too popular to simply kill off. The following line lampshading this has the additional bonus of applying to the ''[[HypocriticalHumor speaker,]]'' a mass-murdering, sociopathic TinTyrant who also became a fan-favorite by merit of his sheer charisma and being GenreSavvy.
-->'''Tarquin:''' It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable.
** Taken to further irony levels when Thog accidentally kills a fan of his in the arena audience.
* Played seriously in ''Webcomic/TerminalLance''. A photo of [[http://terminallance.com/2013/05/17/terminal-lance-presidential-service/ a boot corporal holding an umbrella for the President while he gave a speech]] was met with derision and declarations to tell him to hold his own umbrella...from TalkingHeads to other servicefolk[[note]](for the uninitiated, the POTUS is the commander-in-chief of the US armed forces, and is ''everyone's'' commanding officer.[[/note]] The strip has the corporal complain, whereupon the President about tears his head off, and author Max Uriarte directly calls out the people who said this in TheRant.
-->'''Uriarte''': “I would have told him to fuck off and hold his own umbrella.” [[DefiedTrope No you wouldn’t. Shut up]]. We’re Marines, if '''''the President of the fucking United States''''' asks you to hold a fucking umbrella, '''''you hold a fucking umbrella.''''' [...] He’s the President, he rates an umbrella. Get over it.
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* The ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' strip "Unwisely Pissing Off the Fanbase" claims to do this but is actually more SelfDeprecation. Many feel the strip's vast overreliance on {{Anticlimax}} is one of these as well. Brian Clevinger has repeatedly stated that the best jokes are the ones played on the reader.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', the mass-murdering barbarian Thog became a fan-favourite, which is then mirrored in-universe when he becomes a gladiator of such efficacy that he becomes too popular to simply kill off. The following line lampshading this has the additional bonus of applying to the ''[[HypocriticalHumor speaker,]]'' a mass-murdering, sociopathic TinTyrant who also became a fan-favorite by merit of his sheer charisma and being GenreSavvy.
-->'''Tarquin:''' It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable.
** Taken to further irony levels when Thog accidentally kills a fan of his in the arena audience.
* Played seriously in ''Webcomic/TerminalLance''. A photo of [[http://terminallance.com/2013/05/17/terminal-lance-presidential-service/ a boot corporal holding an umbrella for the President while he gave a speech]] was met with derision and declarations to tell him to hold his own umbrella...from TalkingHeads to other servicefolk[[note]](for the uninitiated, the POTUS is the commander-in-chief of the US armed forces, and is ''everyone's'' commanding officer.[[/note]] The strip has the corporal complain, whereupon the President about tears his head off, and author Max Uriarte directly calls out the people who said this in TheRant.
-->'''Uriarte''': “I would have told him to fuck off and hold his own umbrella.” [[DefiedTrope No you wouldn’t. Shut up]]. We’re Marines, if '''''the President of the fucking United States''''' asks you to hold a fucking umbrella, '''''you hold a fucking umbrella.''''' [...] He’s the President, he rates an umbrella. Get over it.
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11th Jan '18 3:51:12 PM rjd1922
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* While ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' didn't really insult you for failing, the sequel will gladly mock you and Parappa for screwing up:

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* While ''VideoGame/ParappaTheRapper'' ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper'' didn't really insult you for failing, the sequel will gladly mock you and Parappa for screwing up:
2nd Jan '18 1:29:47 AM Doryna
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* ''Series/TheGrandTour'': The season 2 episode "Unscripted," leveled at fans who frequently complain about how scripted this so-called unscripted show has become. By having a segment without a basic script to use as an outline, it shows how things go wrong without the rough ideas in place since tracks can't be found or booked in time, the presenters wander aimlessly since routes go unplanned, everyone picks a completely different type of car to test, Clarkson takes ages to come up with hyperbolic analogies about the car's systems, May engages in a build challenge entirely by himself, and so on.
22nd Dec '17 1:56:38 PM erforce
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* From ''Series/{{Vicious}}'', a series that stars nerd icons [[Creator/IanMcKellen Sir Ian McKellen]][[note]][[Film/XMen Magneto]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], etc.[[/note]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi Sir Derek Jacobi]][[note]][[Series/DoctorWho The Master]], etc.[[/note]]:

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* From ''Series/{{Vicious}}'', a series that stars nerd icons [[Creator/IanMcKellen Sir Ian McKellen]][[note]][[Film/XMen McKellen]][[note]][[Film/XMenFilmSeries Magneto]], [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]], etc.[[/note]] and [[Creator/DerekJacobi Sir Derek Jacobi]][[note]][[Series/DoctorWho The Master]], etc.[[/note]]:
20th Dec '17 3:32:23 PM marymichael
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* A lot of former fans have noticed ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' kind of seems to hate it's own fanbase. The idea is that it hyper-focuses on what a special, smartypants, important boy Sherlock is, which makes the mysteries (which should be the focus of a mystery show) fall by the wayside, and whenever super-fans of the show would try to patch up or explain plotholes, the creators would [[HideYourLesbians react with disgust.]] Most damningly, season three featured literal caricatures of it's own biggest fans. And of course, the ShipperOnDeck FanGirl is treated with open contempt ''even by the other characters in-universe.''
16th Dec '17 8:26:32 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': "I can't believe we're paying to see something we get on T.V. for free! [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If you ask me, everyone in this audience is a giant sucker! Especially YOU!]]"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'': At a showing of ''The Itchy and Scratchy Movie'', Homer complains "I can't believe we're paying to see something we get on T.V. for free! free!" Then the camera turns so that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall If he appears to be pointing at the audience]] as he adds "If you ask me, everyone in this audience is a giant sucker! Especially YOU!]]"YOU!"
8th Dec '17 2:03:33 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Much like it's canonical counterpart, the ''WebAnimation/DiamondInTheRoughTouhou'' (a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan movie) deals with tons of "Gappy Stus" (a type of MarySue character incredibly prevalent in ''Touhou'' FanFiction which somehow arrives in Gensokyo, may get some powers, and then messes things up for their own amusement) coming to Gensokyo, having fun at the expense of everyone[[spoiler:, and getting viciously murdered and harvested by Yukari when they slip up and make a huge mistake of some kind.]] The movie proper is about one of these types and while, initially, he is the same kind of self-unaware and unrepentant jerk that doesn't realize how Gensokyo is not a fairy tale playground while he causes a lot of trouble, he does eventually turn around and try to help out. [[FromBadToWorse Which only makes it worse. At the end, he dies, though unlike every other example, he did achieve forgiveness and was allowed reincarnation rather than a one-way trip straight to {{Hell}}.]] Aesop for the audience and fan fic writers in particular: leave it to professionals like Reimu or Marisa, not some random kid [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert.]]

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* Much like it's canonical counterpart, the ''WebAnimation/DiamondInTheRoughTouhou'' (a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan movie) deals with tons of "Gappy Stus" (a type of MarySue character incredibly prevalent in ''Touhou'' FanFiction which somehow arrives in Gensokyo, may get some powers, and then messes things up for their own amusement) coming to Gensokyo, having fun at the expense of everyone[[spoiler:, and getting viciously murdered and harvested by Yukari when they slip up and make a huge mistake of some kind.]] The movie proper is about one of these types and while, initially, he is the same kind of self-unaware and unrepentant jerk that doesn't realize how Gensokyo is not a fairy tale playground while he causes a lot of trouble, he does eventually turn around and try to help out. [[FromBadToWorse Which only makes it worse. At ]] [[spoiler:At the end, he dies, though unlike every other example, he did achieve forgiveness and was allowed reincarnation rather than a one-way trip straight to {{Hell}}.]] Aesop for the audience and fan fic writers in particular: leave it to professionals like Reimu or Marisa, not some random kid [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert.]]
8th Dec '17 1:00:15 AM TheKaizerreich
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* The story of ''Urban Legend In Limbo'' could be seen as one for the part of the ''TouhouProject'' fanbase that sees Gensokyo as a utopia and want to live there and make friends with everyone (a very prevalent attitude, given the sheer number of "Gappy Stu" fanfics centered on obvious self-inserts who somehow end up in Gensokyo). Oh, you want to go to Gensokyo and have fun there, eh? Well, so did a young [[PsychicPowers psychic]] named Sumireko. In the process, she caused an incident, damaged the Barrier, angered absolutely everyone, and got brutally beaten by a bunch of the residents until she was left traumatized and terrified to the point of nearly '''destroying''' Gensokyo out of desperation. Oh, and she was also an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler:the Lunarians, and helped set up an invasion.]] The takeaway is clear: [[EvilIsNotAToy Gensokyo is not your playground]], and if you tamper with it for your personal amusement, '''the locals can and will destroy you'''. Admittedly, Sumireko does eventually start making friends in Gensokyo, but not before getting a harsh warning that [[NotSoHarmless regardless of what they may look like, these cute girls are powerful youkai, and youkai like to attack humans]].

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* The story of ''Urban Legend In Limbo'' could be seen as one for the part of the ''TouhouProject'' ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanbase that sees Gensokyo as a utopia and want to live there and make friends with everyone (a very prevalent attitude, given the sheer number of "Gappy Stu" fanfics centered on obvious self-inserts who somehow end up in Gensokyo). Oh, you want to go to Gensokyo and have fun there, eh? Well, so did a young [[PsychicPowers psychic]] named Sumireko. In the process, she caused an incident, damaged the Barrier, angered absolutely everyone, and got brutally beaten by a bunch of the residents until she was left traumatized and terrified to the point of nearly '''destroying''' Gensokyo out of desperation. Oh, and she was also an UnwittingPawn of [[spoiler:the Lunarians, and helped set up an invasion.]] The takeaway is clear: [[EvilIsNotAToy Gensokyo is not your playground]], and if you tamper with it for your personal amusement, '''the locals can and will destroy you'''. Admittedly, Sumireko does eventually start making friends in Gensokyo, but not before getting a harsh warning that [[NotSoHarmless regardless of what they may look like, these cute girls are powerful youkai, and youkai like to attack humans]].


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* Much like it's canonical counterpart, the ''WebAnimation/DiamondInTheRoughTouhou'' (a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan movie) deals with tons of "Gappy Stus" (a type of MarySue character incredibly prevalent in ''Touhou'' FanFiction which somehow arrives in Gensokyo, may get some powers, and then messes things up for their own amusement) coming to Gensokyo, having fun at the expense of everyone[[spoiler:, and getting viciously murdered and harvested by Yukari when they slip up and make a huge mistake of some kind.]] The movie proper is about one of these types and while, initially, he is the same kind of self-unaware and unrepentant jerk that doesn't realize how Gensokyo is not a fairy tale playground while he causes a lot of trouble, he does eventually turn around and try to help out. [[FromBadToWorse Which only makes it worse. At the end, he dies, though unlike every other example, he did achieve forgiveness and was allowed reincarnation rather than a one-way trip straight to {{Hell}}.]] Aesop for the audience and fan fic writers in particular: leave it to professionals like Reimu or Marisa, not some random kid [[SelfInsertFic Self-Insert.]]
26th Nov '17 4:19:02 PM nombretomado
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** A quick one targeted at people complaining that Pandaren were going to bring a bunch of [[FurryFandom furries]] into the game comes from one of the female Pandaren /silly emotes.

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** A quick one targeted at people complaining that Pandaren were going to bring a bunch of [[FurryFandom [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom furries]] into the game comes from one of the female Pandaren /silly emotes.
25th Nov '17 4:51:43 PM Valiona
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* A particularly vicious and [[BrokenBase controversial]] one forms the big [[TheReveal reveal]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3''. [[spoiler:It's revealed that the characters are in fact participants on a ''Danganronpa''-themed TV show, which is being broadcast to the entire world, and is in fact on it's ''fifty-third season'' (this being where the "V3" in the title come from; the "V" is a Roman numeral 5); the show is immensely popular, with people around the world trying to guess who will be murdered and who the mastermind is, and all the students volunteered to have false memories implanted in order to participate. The game goes to great lengths to call out people who constantly demand more ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' games (or else create their own stories) for the same reasons as the audience in the game: to find out what happens each time.]] To say the fanbase is split on this particular twist would be an understatement.

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* A particularly vicious and [[BrokenBase controversial]] one forms the big [[TheReveal reveal]] in ''VisualNovel/NewDanganRonpaV3''. [[spoiler:It's revealed that the characters are in fact participants on a ''Danganronpa''-themed TV show, which is being broadcast to the entire world, and is in fact on it's ''fifty-third season'' (this being where the "V3" in the title come from; the "V" is a Roman numeral 5); 5[[note]]Technically, it should be "L", which is the Roman numeral for 50[[/note]]); the show is immensely popular, with people around the world trying to guess who will be murdered and who the mastermind is, and all the students volunteered to have false memories implanted in order to participate. The game goes to great lengths to call out people who constantly demand more ''Franchise/DanganRonpa'' games (or else create their own stories) for the same reasons as the audience in the game: to find out what happens each time.]] To say the fanbase is split on this particular twist would be an understatement. understatement, although some who defend the ending argue that it wasn't meant to be seeen that way.
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