History Main / TheMoralSubstitute

17th Jun '17 10:03:39 PM SomberCaelifera
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** But not [[http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/apocamon/ Apocamon]] which are creatures from the Book of Revelations Pokémon-style.

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** But not [[http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/apocamon/ Apocamon]] which are creatures from the Book of Revelations Revelation Pokémon-style.
15th Jun '17 2:52:25 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The game developer Color Dreams launched the Wisdom Tree label in 1991, and re-released their old games with new titles and Christian themes slapped on. Some notable games that they made included ''Bible Adventures'', ''Sunday Funday'' (a rebadged version of the old Color Dreams game ''Menace Beach''), and ''Spiritual Warfare'' (a thinly disguised ''Zelda'' clone -- not half bad, but mostly by virtue of picking a good game to rip off). These games did not carry the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality, and came with special cartridges that were designed to get around the lockout chips in Nintendo's consoles.\\

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* The game developer Color Dreams launched the Wisdom Tree label in 1991, and re-released their old games with new titles and Christian themes slapped on. Some notable games that they made included ''Bible Adventures'', ''Sunday Funday'' (a rebadged version of the old Color Dreams game ''Menace Beach''), and ''Spiritual Warfare'' ''VideoGame/SpiritualWarfare'' (a thinly disguised ''Zelda'' clone -- which is actually not half bad, but mostly by virtue of picking a ''very'' good game to rip off). These games did not carry the Official Nintendo Seal of Quality, and came with special cartridges that were designed to get around the lockout chips in Nintendo's consoles.\\
14th Jun '17 11:38:50 PM Skagit
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* "White Metal" or "Unblack Metal" is this to [[CaptainObvious Black]] [[BlackMetal Metal]].

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* "White Metal" or "Unblack Metal" is this to [[CaptainObvious Black]] [[BlackMetal Metal]].Metal]], which is amusing since black metal is one of the few genres that have a notable number of actual Satanists.
9th Jun '17 10:10:40 PM nombretomado
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* Main/WillSmith built a good chunk of his music career in TheNineties on this trope, marketing himself as the less vulgar and violent alternative to the edgy GangstaRap and militant HardcoreHipHop popular at the time. He never used "hard" swear words in his songs, and one of his lines in "Freakin' It" had him challenging gangsta rap artists to "write one verse without a curse" (a reference to Music/{{Eminem}} dissing him over how clean-cut his music was).

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* Main/WillSmith Creator/WillSmith built a good chunk of his music career in TheNineties on this trope, marketing himself as the less vulgar and violent alternative to the edgy GangstaRap and militant HardcoreHipHop popular at the time. He never used "hard" swear words in his songs, and one of his lines in "Freakin' It" had him challenging gangsta rap artists to "write one verse without a curse" (a reference to Music/{{Eminem}} dissing him over how clean-cut his music was).
3rd Jun '17 2:41:30 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied mercilessly in a viral campaign for ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', which offered a game at the complete opposite end called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRMiRFJzIKA Mass: We Pray]]''. And naturally, [[TakeThat it was presented as]] a game using {{Wii}}-like technology. The punchline was that, whenever you clicked any link on the fake website for the game (which is now dead), you got a message more in the style of the ''real'' game informing you that performing mass without a real Catholic priest [[YouBastard falls under the sin of Heresy]].

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* Parodied mercilessly in a viral campaign for ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'', which offered a game at the complete opposite end called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRMiRFJzIKA Mass: We Pray]]''. And naturally, [[TakeThat it was presented as]] a game using {{Wii}}-like UsefulNotes/{{Wii}}-like technology. The punchline was that, whenever you clicked any link on the fake website for the game (which is now dead), you got a message more in the style of the ''real'' game informing you that performing mass without a real Catholic priest [[YouBastard falls under the sin of Heresy]].
26th May '17 2:47:41 PM tyrekecorrea
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* ''Franchise/{Barbie}}'' examples:

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* ''Franchise/{Barbie}}'' ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' examples:
26th May '17 2:37:07 PM tyrekecorrea
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There's a Christian edit of ''WesternAnimation/JayJayTheJetPlane'', which has mentions of God and the bible dubbed into the narration.
23rd May '17 11:28:16 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* On a more successful level, this is part of the reason why the northeastern United States has such a large maple syrup industry. While it had been used as a sweetener since before Europeans arrived, abolitionists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries [[http://www.sctimes.com/story/sports/outdoors/2015/03/07/maple-sugar-connection-abolishing-slavery/24437455/ recognized it]] as a high-quality sweetener that didn't require intensive slave labor to harvest. The fact that it was [[MadeInCountryX made in America]], and thus didn't have to be imported from European-owned sugar islands in the Caribbean, also gave it a patriotic appeal.
20th May '17 11:06:27 AM Pichu-kun
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* Even though they don't run as a Christian group (As they don't sing Christian songs, save for one performance of one specific song in one of their tours), Music/{{Cimorelli}} still counts for this trope. Combined with Bowdlerization, they technically would count as the "Good girl role models" substitute to Fifth Harmony and/or Little Mix.

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* Even though they don't run as a Christian group (As (as they don't sing Christian songs, save for one performance of one specific song in one of their tours), Music/{{Cimorelli}} still counts for this trope. Combined with Bowdlerization, they technically would count as the "Good girl role models" substitute to Fifth Harmony and/or Little Mix.



** After the doll brand was involved in controversies over claims that the company's charitable contributions supported pro-abortion and pro-gay rights groups, several alternate doll brands popped up intending to be more moral alternatives. In some cases, they all but called out American Girl by name when criticizing "other" companies in their publicity. American Girl remained the leader in brand recognition, marketing, and quality; most of these rivals have quietly gone out of business.
** Toys/MapleleaGirls isn't concerned with religion one way or the other; it's concerned with Americanism. The brand is Canadian, and encourages Canadian children to get over their CulturalCringe and leave a brand that wears its Americanness on its sleeves for one that embraces Canadian national identity.
** And then there's [[http://www.dollsfromheaven.com Dolls From Heaven]], a line made by a Catholic family as a way for children to be closer to God through dolls patterned after saints.
* Barbie examples:
** [[http://www.islamfortoday.com/iran02.htm Dara and Sara]], the officially-sanctioned Iranian Barbie doll substitute.
** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulla_(doll) Fulla]], a popular attempt at trying to create an Islam-friendly alternative to Barbie. There are also less successful attempts such as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razanne Razanne]].
** Several alternatives promote "a more healthy and realistic" body image than Barbie; the most common complaint is her body proportions, which just don't match with human ones. At least one version also has molded nipples, supposedly so young girls didn't think that the fact that their breasts weren't featureless lumps meant there was something wrong with them.

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** After the doll brand was involved in controversies over claims that the company's charitable contributions supported pro-abortion and pro-gay rights groups, several alternate doll brands popped up intending to be more moral alternatives. In some cases, they all but called out American Girl ''American Girl'' by name when criticizing "other" companies in their publicity. American Girl ''American Girl'' remained the leader in brand recognition, marketing, and quality; most of these rivals have quietly gone out of business.
** Toys/MapleleaGirls ''Toys/MapleleaGirls'' isn't concerned with religion one way or the other; it's concerned with Americanism. The brand is Canadian, and encourages Canadian children to get over their CulturalCringe and leave a brand that wears its Americanness on its sleeves for one that embraces Canadian national identity.
** And then there's [[http://www.''[[http://www.dollsfromheaven.com Dolls From Heaven]], Heaven]]'', a line made by a Catholic family as a way for children to be closer to God through dolls patterned after saints.
* Barbie ''Franchise/{Barbie}}'' examples:
** [[http://www.''[[http://www.islamfortoday.com/iran02.htm Dara and Sara]], Sara]]'', the officially-sanctioned Iranian Barbie ''Barbie'' doll substitute.
** [[https://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulla_(doll) Fulla]], Fulla]]'', a popular attempt at trying to create an Islam-friendly alternative to Barbie. ''Barbie''. There are also less successful attempts such as [[https://en.''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razanne Razanne]].
Razanne]]''.
** Several alternatives promote "a more healthy and realistic" body image than Barbie; ''Barbie''; the most common complaint is her body proportions, which just don't match with human ones. At least one version also has molded nipples, supposedly so young girls didn't think that the fact that their breasts weren't featureless lumps meant there was something wrong with them.



** One Wisdom Tree game, ''Super 3D Noah's Ark'' for the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]], is particularly famous among hardcore gamers for being the only unlicensed SNES cartridge released in the US. The game was essentially ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' [[SerialNumbersFiledOff with the guns replaced with food and the Nazis replaced with goats, sheep, llamas or other animals]]. An urban legend claims that id Software actually gave Wisdom Tree the ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' code and SNES lockout codes just to spite Creator/{{Nintendo}} after the SNES port of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' was {{Bowdlerise}}d. id Software [[{{Jossed}} denies this]], claiming that Wisdom Tree was just another Id Tech 0 engine licensee.

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** One Wisdom Tree game, ''Super 3D Noah's Ark'' for the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super NES]], is particularly famous among hardcore gamers for being the only unlicensed SNES cartridge released in the US. The game was essentially ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' [[SerialNumbersFiledOff with the guns replaced with food and the Nazis replaced with goats, sheep, llamas or other animals]]. An urban legend claims that id Software actually gave Wisdom Tree the ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' code and SNES lockout codes just to spite Creator/{{Nintendo}} after the SNES port of ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' was {{Bowdlerise}}d. id Software [[{{Jossed}} denies this]], claiming that Wisdom Tree was just another Id Tech 0 engine licensee.



** If that really was meant as a joke, then PETA hasn't learned their lesson very well with their newest game, ''[[http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/ Pokemon Black and Blue.]]'' Like their other parodies, this one fails at its job, one of the reasons being that the last "boss" in this game is apparently Ash Ketchum, who's not only ''not'' featured in the games (aside from ''Pokemon Puzzle League'', but that... [[DolledUpInstallment that doesn't count]]), but is perhaps the most loving and caring trainer towards Pokemon (or at the very least, his Pikachu) of any character in the franchise.

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** If that really was meant as a joke, then PETA hasn't learned their lesson very well with their newest game, ''[[http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/ Pokemon Pokemon]] [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndBlue Black and Blue.]]'' Like their other parodies, this one fails at its job, one of the reasons being that the last "boss" in this game is apparently Ash Ketchum, who's not only ''not'' featured in the games (aside from ''Pokemon Puzzle League'', but that... [[DolledUpInstallment that doesn't count]]), but is perhaps the most loving and caring trainer towards Pokemon (or at the very least, his Pikachu) of any character in the franchise.
9th May '17 6:01:26 PM thenutintheushanka
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* The Knights of Columbus were founded for two main reasons: a) to sell affordable life insurance to Catholic workers, who often worked in dangerous jobs, and b) to serve as a fraternal organization that Catholics could join in good conscience, since they were prohibited from joining organizations like the Freemasons under pain of excommunication.

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* The Knights of Columbus were founded for two main reasons: a) to sell affordable life insurance to Catholic workers, who often worked in dangerous jobs, and b) to serve as a fraternal organization that Catholics could join in good conscience, since they were were(and are) prohibited from joining organizations like the Freemasons under pain of excommunication.
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