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18th Oct '17 10:14:53 AM BeerBaron
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* An NPC in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' named "M'aiq the Liar" basically tells the series' massive UnpleasableFanbase to can it. But as of ''Skyrim'', he even makes a couple TakeThatUs comments too.

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* An NPC ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has M'aiq the Lair, a recurring EasterEgg LegacyCharacter who has appeared in every game since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' Morrowind]]''. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' named "M'aiq ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who [[AuthorAvatar voices the Liar" basically tells opinions]] of the series' massive UnpleasableFanbase creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to can it. But as both the audience (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above [[SelfDeprecation taking some]] at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]]. Many of ''Skyrim'', he even makes a couple TakeThatUs his comments too.are [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] StrawFan-like comments regarding features that fans have wanted in the series, elements from past games that were removed from later games, or is commenting on features Bethesda ''finally'' delivered after years of fan demand.
18th Oct '17 5:15:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' comic "Escape from Armageddon" had a bizarre form of this. Pretty much the entire comic is a fairly standard sci-fi heroic space fantasy, with TheChosenOne tasked by the gods to defeat his EvilTwin who is blatantly Satan and gains a svelte love interest along the way. At the end, after the hero defeats the omnicidal demonic villain, the "gods" reveal themselves to basically be upper-dimensional D&D nerds and the whole universe is part of a sick game they're playing. The hero calls them out on their dickery and letting whole planets perish for their amusement before he is simply thrown back in time so he and his lover become the new Adam and Eve.
5th Oct '17 1:16:46 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The second season opens up with the Matsuno brothers becoming a sensation among girls, much like real life, but they're all completely blind to how gross, crude, and [[{{Gonk}} just plain disgusting]] they are. And overall, no matter the quality of what they put out, everyone's just looking to make a quick buck and don't much care how it's seen to others.

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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The second season opens up with the Matsuno brothers becoming a sensation among girls, much like real life, but they're all completely blind to how gross, narcissistic, crude, and [[{{Gonk}} just plain disgusting]] they are. And overall, no matter the quality of what they put out, everyone's just looking to make a quick buck and don't much care how it's seen to others.
2nd Oct '17 7:46:30 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The second season opens up with the Matsuno brothers becoming a sensation among girls, much like real life, but they're all completely blind to how gross, crude, and [[{{Gonk}} just plain disgusting]] they are. And overall, no matter the quality of what they put out, everyone's just looking to make a quick buck and don't much care how it's seen to others.
26th Sep '17 6:24:00 PM AgentSalt
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** When Whis is explaining to Goku and Vegeta who Zen-O is and how he rules the multiverse, Goku asks Whis is Zen-O strong. Whis criticize that Saiyans have a bad habit of judging people base on their strength, [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass much like general audience]].

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** When Whis is explaining to Goku and Vegeta who Zen-O is and how he rules the multiverse, Goku asks Whis is how strong Zen-O strong.is. Whis criticize that Saiyans have a bad habit of judging people base on their strength, [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass much like general audience]].
12th Sep '17 1:07:11 PM Beedle
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* The final issue of James Robinson's critically-panned ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run had (among other things) [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} pencil Grayson]] state that he didn't care if [[LeaningOnTheFourthwall "the public"]] didn't like his incarnation of the team.

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* The final issue of James Robinson's critically-panned ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' run had (among other things) [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} pencil Dick Grayson]] state that he didn't care if [[LeaningOnTheFourthwall "the public"]] didn't like his incarnation of the team.



-->Jimmy: "pencil!"

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-->Jimmy: "pencil!""Dick!"
4th Sep '17 5:17:08 PM SpocktorWho
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** In fact, the show portrays any adult guy who is interested in horror fiction or other geeky hobbies as a pathetic loser who can't get laid. The most positive depiction as of the end of Season 6 was a couple of not-conventionally-attractive, working class corrupt guys, who were in a happy relationship with each other.[[note]]These two in particular were even named after real people on the ''Television Without Pity'' website, and considering the show's writers' longstanding habit of using insinuations of male homosexuality as an insulting joke, the depiction might not even have been meant to be read as positive.[[/note]] But every straight fan or even regular characters who admit to knowing geeky stuff get some line accusing them of being socially incompetent nerds.

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** In fact, the show portrays any adult guy who is interested in horror fiction or other geeky hobbies as a pathetic loser who can't get laid. The most positive depiction as of the end of Season 6 4 was a couple of not-conventionally-attractive, working class corrupt guys, who were in a happy relationship with each other.[[note]]These two in particular were even named after real people on the ''Television Without Pity'' website, and considering the show's writers' longstanding habit of using insinuations of male homosexuality as an insulting joke, the depiction might not even have been meant to be read as positive.[[/note]] But every straight fan or even regular characters who admit to knowing geeky stuff get some line accusing them of being socially incompetent nerds.
28th Aug '17 8:42:54 PM PaulA
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* UrsulaKLeGuin's short story ''Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas'' describes the utopian city of Omelas before revealing the horrible secret behind its prosperity. Throughout the story, it is emphasized that the audience would never believe the story if not for this dark element, and the narrator seems to be berating the audience for being unwilling to accept that Utopia could actually exist without a price.

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* UrsulaKLeGuin's Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's short story ''Literature/TheOnesWhoWalkAwayFromOmelas'' describes the utopian city of Omelas before revealing the horrible secret behind its prosperity. Throughout the story, it is emphasized that the audience would never believe the story if not for this dark element, and the narrator seems to be berating the audience for being unwilling to accept that Utopia could actually exist without a price.
21st Aug '17 1:57:31 PM ironballs16
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** In "Bye, Bye Nerdie," Lisa discovers that bullies detect nerds via their scent, ends with the bully Francine sniffing straight ahead of her and leaping at the audience.

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** In "Bye, Bye Nerdie," Lisa discovers that bullies detect nerds via their scent, ends with the bully Francine sniffing straight ahead of her [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou and leaping at the audience.audience]].
21st Aug '17 1:50:01 PM ironballs16
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** The show's GrandFinale also took a jab at the fandom's ContestedSequel tendencies. Batmite goes through lengthy attempts to get ''Brave and the Bold'' cancelled because he wants a more serious series like ''B:TAS''. When he succeeded, the show ends up getting replaced with a CGI ''Batgirl'' series. [[HypocriticalHumor Batmite immediately starts complaining about preferring Brave and the Bold,]] especially when he realizes he's not going to be able to [[ShooOutTheClowns show up in a]] DarkerAndEdgier series.

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** The show's GrandFinale also took a jab at the fandom's ContestedSequel tendencies. Batmite goes through lengthy attempts to get ''Brave and the Bold'' cancelled because he wants a more serious series like ''B:TAS''. When he succeeded, the show ends up getting replaced with a CGI ''Batgirl'' series. [[HypocriticalHumor [[UnpleasableFanbase Batmite immediately starts complaining about preferring Brave and the Bold,]] especially when he realizes he's not going to be able to [[ShooOutTheClowns show up in a]] DarkerAndEdgier series.
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