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16th Jan '17 10:42:27 PM scooter
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** During 2016, Amber moved on to ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', with asides in the AltText expressing anxiety about the game's continued viability by the time of publication, given the six months' lead Willis gives himself on the strip. Lampshaded [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/02-everything-youve-ever-wanted/magikarp/ here]].

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** During 2016, Amber moved on to ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', with asides in the AltText expressing anxiety about [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2016/comic/book-7/01-glower-vacuum/oil/ the game's continued viability viability]] by the time of publication, given the six months' lead Willis gives himself on the strip. Lampshaded [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/02-everything-youve-ever-wanted/magikarp/ here]].
16th Jan '17 10:35:17 PM scooter
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** During 2016, Amber moved on to ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', with asides in the AltText expressing anxiety about the game's continued viability by the time of publication, given the six months' lead Willis gives himself on the strip. Lampshaded [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2017/comic/book-7/02-everything-youve-ever-wanted/magikarp/ here]].
5th Jan '17 7:21:03 PM CJCroen1393
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* The [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] and his [[TheBlank facelessness]]. He actually wasn't initially conceptualized that way--he ''did'' have a face in the early days of the mythos, but it was impossible to describe because everyone who looked at it saw something different. The reason his photographs involved him being minus a face was because [[GlamourFailure this effect didn't work on cameras]].
5th Jan '17 4:52:00 AM Korodzik
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* The "deadpan" in DeadpanSnarker on ThisVeryWiki. Due to TropeDecay, a deadpan delivery is no longer part of the trope.

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The "deadpan" in DeadpanSnarker on ThisVeryWiki. DeadpanSnarker. Due to TropeDecay, a deadpan delivery is no longer part of the trope.trope.
** Some of the oldest trope descriptions show traces of being written back when the wiki focused on TV shows. For example (as of January 2017), CatchPhrase is still defined as "an expression used by a character in numerous episodes of a show", and the AllJustADream twist is defined as occurring "around fifty minutes into the program".
18th Dec '16 7:59:11 PM Ramidel
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s Will Turner. He was the proper protagonist for ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' as originally written, but then Creator/JohnnyDepp (appropriately) hijacked the show and turned it into a rollicking pirate yarn full of plenty of zany antics and double-crossing. The problem is that this left the clean-cut protagonist without any particular role in the film except as a LivingMacguffin and as the guy who gets the girl. In the followup movies, he's given a personal connection with Davy Jones through his father, and...that's about it. He doesn't even make for a good {{Foil}} to Jack Sparrow, because his classically-heroic characterization keeps him from fully participating in the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder that permeates the rest of the cast. ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'' gets rid of him and is a stronger movie for it.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s Will Turner. He was the proper protagonist for ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanCurseOfTheBlackPearl ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' as originally written, but then Creator/JohnnyDepp (appropriately) hijacked the show and turned it into a rollicking pirate yarn full of plenty of zany antics and double-crossing. The problem is that this left the clean-cut protagonist without any particular role in the film except as a LivingMacguffin and as the guy who gets the girl. In the followup movies, he's given a personal connection with Davy Jones through his father, and...that's about it. He doesn't even make for a good {{Foil}} to Jack Sparrow, because his classically-heroic characterization keeps him from fully participating in the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder that permeates the rest of the cast. ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'' gets rid of him and is a stronger movie for it.
18th Dec '16 7:58:47 PM Ramidel
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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'''s Will Turner. He was the proper protagonist for ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'' as originally written, but then Creator/JohnnyDepp (appropriately) hijacked the show and turned it into a rollicking pirate yarn full of plenty of zany antics and double-crossing. The problem is that this left the clean-cut protagonist without any particular role in the film except as a LivingMacguffin and as the guy who gets the girl. In the followup movies, he's given a personal connection with Davy Jones through his father, and...that's about it. He doesn't even make for a good {{Foil}} to Jack Sparrow, because his classically-heroic characterization keeps him from fully participating in the ChronicBackstabbingDisorder that permeates the rest of the cast. ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'' gets rid of him and is a stronger movie for it.
6th Dec '16 11:55:53 PM Twentington
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* The famous morse code message in ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'''s title panel, which spells out ''"BY PROHIAS"'', was iconic enough that it was kept after the strip's original creator, Antonio Prohias, retired in 1987 and passed it on to Duck Edwing. As of this writing, the current strip (drawn by Peter Kuper) still has it.

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* The famous morse code message in ''ComicStrip/SpyVsSpy'''s title panel, which spells out ''"BY PROHIAS"'', was iconic enough that it was kept after the strip's original creator, Antonio Prohias, retired in 1987 and passed it on to Duck Edwing. As of this writing, the current strip (drawn by other contributors. The strip's fifth artist, Peter Kuper) still Kuper, has it.kept it since taking over in 1997.



* [[ComicStrip/SnuffySmith Barney Google and Snuffy Smith]]: Originally started out as ''Take Barney Google for Instance'' in 1919, renamed ''Barney Google and Spark Plug'' in 1922, and in 1934, Barney met Snuffy Smith, and from that point onwards, the strip was renamed "Barney Google and Sunffy Smith". The strip's focus evenmtually shifted to Snuffy and his family and neighbors in Hootin' Holler. Nevertheless, even though the strip is titled "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith", Mr. Google was absent from the strip from 1954 to 1997, and started re-appearing more frequently in 2012.

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* [[ComicStrip/SnuffySmith Barney Google and Snuffy Smith]]: Originally started out as ''Take Barney Google for Instance'' in 1919, renamed ''Barney Google and Spark Plug'' in 1922, and in 1934, Barney met Snuffy Smith, and from that point onwards, the strip was renamed "Barney Google and Sunffy Snuffy Smith". The strip's focus evenmtually shifted to Snuffy and his family and neighbors in Hootin' Holler. Nevertheless, even though the strip is titled "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith", Mr. Google was absent from the strip from 1954 to 1997, and started re-appearing more frequently in 2012.
6th Dec '16 11:49:48 PM Twentington
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* Ronald McDonald, of {{McDonalds}} fame, has been largely retired from the restaurant chain's advertising in the US, mainly due to pressure from nutrition advocates concerned about peddling unhealthy fast food to children. However, his name is still present in the company's network of childrens' charities (Ronald McDonald House), and his image can still be seen in the kids' playset areas in some restaurants (although these are being phased out as well).

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* Ronald McDonald, [=McDonald=] of {{McDonalds}} UsefulNotes/{{McDonalds}} fame, has been largely retired from the restaurant chain's advertising in the US, mainly due to pressure from nutrition advocates concerned about peddling unhealthy fast food to children. However, his name is still present in the company's network of childrens' charities (Ronald McDonald [=McDonald=] House), and his image can still be seen in the kids' playset areas in some restaurants (although these are being phased out as well).
19th Nov '16 8:08:03 PM TheBookWasBetter
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* The Cleveland Indians traditional mascot, Chief Wahoo, remains a somewhat controversial one. Due to objections raised over the cartoonish depiction of an American Indian warrior, the Chief is no longer used as silly animated character for rallying fans during games. His image is, however, still used as an emblem on uniforms and merchandise. While the team's owner denies that there are any plans to get rid of the logo, some fans speculate that the Chief is gradually being replaced with the alternate logo, the "Block C".
15th Nov '16 5:45:00 AM Arcana4th
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* ''Webcomic/ThisIsNotFiction'': The original premise of the comic was Julian trying to find his CelebrityCrush Sidney Morgan accompanied by [[TheDon Landon]] and [[ShipperOnDeck Isaiah]]. Particularly, after Landon and Julian get arrested, the series goes into CerberusSyndrome and the main focus of the plot becomes Julian and Landon's WillTheyOrWontThey. Eventually, Isaiah recognizes that Julian is not really all that interested in Sidney Morgan anymore and that their latest adventures were pretty much using Sidney Morgan as an excuse to hang around with his friends.
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