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25th Jul '17 2:15:07 PM MBG
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** The name "fighter" seems oddly doofy for a combat class, which is because it's from the days when there were only a few classes. The original name was "fighting-man", used to refer to infantry, which was shortened to "fighter." Fighters in those days were simply intended to represent any character who fought with weapons, from soldiers to cavaliers to swashbucklers to generals to berserkers (to the point of changing name as they levelled up in some versions, capping out at [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning "Lord"]]). Later on, most of these archetypes became represented by their own classes or archetypes, leaving the fighter looking and sounding oddly generic. Nonetheless, the name's stuck around in favor of, say, "warrior", because it's become too associated with the class to drop it.
** An unfortunate one in 3rd was the monk and paladin. Originally, the classes required very high stats all around to take levels in (paladins, for instance, required a Charisma of at least 17), but offered useful abilities that keyed off all those stats. 3rd removed stat requirements for classes, but the monk and paladin continued having most of their abilities key off lots of stats, making them notoriously difficult to use due to [[MasterOfNone requiring every stat to be good]].
16th Jul '17 12:38:05 PM Random888
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* Willow in ''FanFic/MyImmortal''. She's originally introduced as Ebony's best friend. After a gothicized Hermione ("B'loody Mary Smith") is introduced, she takes this role and Willow becomes increasingly OutOfFocus.

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* Willow in ''FanFic/MyImmortal''. She's originally introduced as Ebony's best friend. After a gothicized Hermione ("B'loody Mary Smith") is introduced, she takes over this role and Willow becomes increasingly OutOfFocus.
16th Jul '17 12:34:44 PM Random888
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* Willow in ''FanFic/MyImmortal''. She's originally introduced as Ebony's best friend. After a gothicized Hermione ("B'loody Mary Smith") is introduced, she takes this role and Willow becomes increasingly OutOfFocus.
8th Jul '17 11:12:43 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''WebVideo/TheHappyVideoGameNerd'': Inverted. As part of being the inverse of AVGN, he drank wine instead of beer. When he stopped drinking wine and realized that almost nobody realized this, he decided to retire the title of Happy Video Game Nerd. Currently, he's Stop Skeletons From Fighting.
4th Jul '17 2:01:45 PM MBG
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* Pom Pom in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' was meant to be Homestar's sidekick when the cartoon was still primarily sports-based, easily the number two character in early cartoons, behind Homestar himself. As the cartoon shifted away from sports and more toward Strong Bad and pop culture, Pom Pom became more and more superfluous, now being one of the ''rarest'' of the twelve central characters. Probably doesn't help that he's the straight man with few quirks or flaws in a cartoon where much quirkier characters Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Marzipan, Bubs, and occasionally even Homestar himself can all play the straight man role as necessary, nor that he can't talk in anything besides bubble sounds.

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* Pom Pom in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' was meant to be Homestar's sidekick when the cartoon was still primarily sports-based, easily the number two character in early cartoons, behind Homestar himself. As the cartoon shifted away from sports and more toward Strong Bad and pop culture, Pom Pom became more and more superfluous, now being one of the ''rarest'' of the twelve central characters. Probably doesn't help that he's the straight man with few quirks or flaws in a cartoon where much quirkier characters Strong Bad, Strong Sad, Marzipan, Bubs, and occasionally even Homestar himself can all play the straight man role as necessary, nor that he can't talk in anything besides bubble sounds. Most of his recent appearances make his lack of comedic traits or flaws [[ParodySue the joke.]]
** Coach Z has also gone through this a little bit; as his name implies, he was intended to be a coach for Homestar and the rest. Unlike Pom Pom, Coach Z quickly diversified his output, with him moving from a coach to a creepy, depressing, [[TotallyRadical poorly-rapping,]] and dubiously sane loser who coincidentally lives in the gym locker rooms. That said, he's still called Coach Z, and is implied to [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything still do coaching]]; we just almost never see him doing it.
30th Jun '17 2:25:35 AM DrFraud
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A common example of this trope is when a story has a point of view character who's "the new kid in town" and learns about the setting along with the audience. It's inevitable that she'll get used to things before long, and if she doesn't settle into a new role or has something unique about her, she risks being outshined by the ensemble cast.

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A common example of this trope is when a story has a point of view character who's "the new kid in town" and learns about the setting along with the audience. It's inevitable that she'll get used to things before long, and if she doesn't settle into a new role or has have something unique about her, she risks being outshined by the ensemble cast.
26th Jun '17 9:48:03 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' changes the graphic novel's TwistEnding so that the {{Big Bad}}'s plot involves [[spoiler: destroying the world's major cities with a series of explosions]] instead of [[spoiler: creating a genetically engineered monster to wreak havoc in New York]]. But the movie keeps Ozymandias' CoolPet Bubastis, a bizarre-looking feline creature who clearly wasn't born through natural means. The book explains that Bubastis is a genetically engineered hybrid species of lynx tailor-made by Ozymandias himself, and she serves as {{Foreshadowing}} for TheReveal that [[spoiler: Veidt has cracked the secrets of genetic engineering, and can create his own artificial hybrid creatures]]. But since this plot point doesn't come up in the movie, Bubastis has no real reason to exist, and she seems oddly incongruous amidst the movie's (mostly) grounded realism.
20th Jun '17 2:30:42 PM Gosicrystal
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* In contrast, especially until Music/{{Genesis}} had enough hits to throw away a lot of their earlier [[EpicRocking epics]], progressive pieces such as SuppersReady, "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", "Squonk", "Dance On A Volcano" and "The Cinema Show", which were still played even as late as 1986, often clashed considerably with the new sound, style and line-up changes of the band in TheEighties, to the point where they could be seen as artifacts in the setlist.

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* In contrast, especially until Until Music/{{Genesis}} had enough hits to throw away a lot of their earlier [[EpicRocking epics]], progressive pieces such as SuppersReady, "Dancing With The Moonlit Knight", "Squonk", "Dance On A Volcano" and "The Cinema Show", which were still played even as late as 1986, often clashed considerably with the new sound, style and line-up changes of the band in TheEighties, to the point where they could be seen as artifacts in the setlist.
20th Jun '17 2:18:00 PM Gosicrystal
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* The entirity of the Portuguese Commercial Code! It was first published in 1833 and had a major revision in 1888, making it the last of the Portuguese legal codes still binding (all the others were approved during the second half of the 20th Century, substituting the older ones). Although many articles have been revised or outright repealed, it still stands in all its antiquated glory - and it shows! Mentions to the "Kingdom [of Portugal] and its domains" (Portugal has been a Republic since 1910, and lost its "dominions" in 1975, except for one in 1961 and another in 1999) and to its King Charles I "by the Grace of God" (Portugal has officially been secular since 1910), 19th-Century language weird to any modern Portuguese speaker, and no mention of air transportation as a commercial activity (it has to be considered so by analogy from land and sea transport).

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* The entirity entirety of the Portuguese Commercial Code! It was first published in 1833 and had a major revision in 1888, making it the last of the Portuguese legal codes still binding (all the others were approved during the second half of the 20th Century, substituting the older ones). Although many articles have been revised or outright repealed, it still stands in all its antiquated glory - and it shows! Mentions to the "Kingdom [of Portugal] and its domains" (Portugal has been a Republic since 1910, and lost its "dominions" in 1975, except for one in 1961 and another in 1999) and to its King Charles I "by the Grace of God" (Portugal has officially been secular since 1910), 19th-Century language weird to any modern Portuguese speaker, and no mention of air transportation as a commercial activity (it has to be considered so by analogy from land and sea transport).



* In golf, woods are a type of club with a longer shaft and larger head than irons, but they were so named because the heads were formerly made out a of a hard wood. In recent years they have also been made out of metal, but the most professional of golfers still call them woods.

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* In golf, woods are a type of club with a longer shaft and larger head than irons, but they were so named because the heads were formerly made out a of a hard wood. In recent years they have also been made out of metal, but the most professional of golfers still call them woods.
19th Jun '17 1:38:41 PM faunas
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* The entirity of the Portuguese Commercial Code! It was first published in 1833 and had a major revision in 1888, making it the last of the Portuguese legal codes still binding (all the others were approved during the second half of the 20th Century, substituting the older ones). Although many articles have been revised or outright repealed, it still stands in all its antiquated glory - and it shows! Mentions to the "Kingdom [of Portugal] and its domains" (Portugal has been a Republic since 1910, and lost its "dominions" in 1975, except for one in 1961 and another in 1999) and to its King Charles I "by the Grace of God" (Portugal has officially been secular since 1910), 19th-Century language weird to any modern Portuguese speaker, and no mention of air transportation as a commercial activity (it has to be considered so by analogy from land and sea transport).
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