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24th Mar '17 11:25:55 PM someoneintheshadow456
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It's somewhat common in sci-fi and comedy which feature wildly varying levels of realism and can be used to help the audience get a feel for what the limits are. BeyondTheImpossible is when these limits are established and then deliberately broken. Sometimes, this trope is also used in romance stories when a cynical LoveInterest feels that GrandRomanticGestures and certain WishFulfillment tropes of the genre are unrealistic portrayals of love and that [[SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids real life love does not work that way.]]

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It's somewhat common in sci-fi and comedy which feature wildly varying levels of realism and can be used to help the audience get a feel for what the limits are. BeyondTheImpossible is when these limits are established and then deliberately broken. Sometimes, this trope is also used in romance stories when a cynical LoveInterest feels that GrandRomanticGestures [[GrandRomanticGesture Grand Romantic Gestures]] and certain WishFulfillment tropes of the genre are unrealistic portrayals of love and that [[SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids real life love does not work that way.]]
24th Mar '17 11:24:56 PM someoneintheshadow456
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It's somewhat common in sci-fi and comedy which feature wildly varying levels of realism and can be used to help the audience get a feel for what the limits are. BeyondTheImpossible is when these limits are established and then deliberately broken.

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It's somewhat common in sci-fi and comedy which feature wildly varying levels of realism and can be used to help the audience get a feel for what the limits are. BeyondTheImpossible is when these limits are established and then deliberately broken. \n Sometimes, this trope is also used in romance stories when a cynical LoveInterest feels that GrandRomanticGestures and certain WishFulfillment tropes of the genre are unrealistic portrayals of love and that [[SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids real life love does not work that way.]]
13th Mar '17 9:17:10 AM Discar
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-->'''The Operative:''' Nothing here is what it seems. He is not the plucky hero. The Alliance is not an evil empire. This is not the grand arena.

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-->'''The Operative:''' Nothing here is what it seems. He is not the plucky hero. The Alliance is not an evil empire. This is not the grand arena.\\
'''Inara:''' [[DamselOutOfDistress And that's not incense]].\\
''[Inara's flash-bang explodes]''
9th Mar '17 11:05:44 PM jtgibson
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Steve and Snot's Test-Tubular Adventure", Steve and Snot discuss cloning methods and are shocked to discover that the clones they produce are infants. They complain that cloning always produces fully-grown people in movies, but then admit that this is "real life" and it won't work that way.
9th Mar '17 2:42:49 AM Nakuyabi
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* ''Literature/WeCantRewind'': Narrator and protagonist Don Richards occasionally stops to point out several things in his story that he's convinced would surely be different [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall if he were living in a fictional story]]; particularly that unlike in all the made up stories in which bad guys typically get their comeuppance, the teacher who molested and made a single mother out of his new wife Denise back when she was ''[[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother eleven]]'' vanished as soon as he realized she was pregnant and [[KarmaHoudini was never seen again, let alone brought to justice]].

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* ''Literature/WeCantRewind'': Narrator Protagonists Don and protagonist Don Richards occasionally stops Denise take to point out several things in his story discussing why the various methods of reversing a FreakyFridayFlip that he's convinced would surely be different [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall they've seen in fiction isn't working for them, and actually start working out contingency plans for what to do if he were living in a fictional story]]; particularly they ''can't'' reverse their own swap with their children. While doing this, they note that unlike in all the made up stories in which bad guys typically get fictional examples they've been researching, their comeuppance, the teacher who molested and made a single mother story doesn't seem to have any writers compelled by budget constraints or child labor laws to bail them out of his new wife Denise back when she was ''[[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother eleven]]'' vanished as soon as he realized she was pregnant their situation. Indeed, by the end, they've had to put their contingency plans into practice because they ''don't'' find any feasible way to reverse the swap due to their story being a bit of a deconstruction of the [[LighterAndSofter lightness and [[KarmaHoudini was never seen again, let alone brought softness]] common to justice]].FreakyFridayFlip stories.
9th Mar '17 2:15:09 AM Nakuyabi
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* ''Literature/WeCantRewind'': Narrator and protagonist Don Richards occasionally stops to point out several things in his story that he's convinced would surely be different [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall if he were living in a fictional story]]; particularly that unlike in all the made up stories in which bad guys typically get their comeuppance, the teacher who molested and made a single mother out of his new wife Denise back when she was ''[[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother eleven]]'' vanished as soon as he realized she was pregnant and [[KarmaHoudini was never seen again, let alone brought to justice]].
7th Mar '17 7:45:49 PM ClownZephyr302
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic, ''Fanfic/CommonSense'', when Seymour declares that villains never win, Meowth laughs at him and asks if he thinks they're in a kids' show.
4th Mar '17 1:52:20 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/{{Logan}}'', there were comic books made based on the X-Men's adventures. Logan tells fangirl Laura that they don't reflect reality.
-->'''Logan''': In the real world, people die.
17th Feb '17 9:47:29 AM rva98014
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', Chief Bogo scolds Judy for leaving her post and causing a ruckus just to catch a petty thief, and at one point says "Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true!" Doubles as SelfDeprecation on Disney's part, especially when Bogo adds "So [[Disney/{{Frozen}} let it go]]."

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', as Chief Bogo scolds reprimands Judy for leaving her post and causing a ruckus just to catch chaos in Little Rodentia during her pursuit of a petty thief, Judy protests saying she wants to be a real cop and at one point says not just be putting tickets on parked cars. Bogo responds with "Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true!" Doubles as SelfDeprecation on Disney's part, especially when Bogo adds "So "So, [[Disney/{{Frozen}} let it go]]."
4th Feb '17 1:09:31 AM erforce
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* During the Wrestling/{{WWE}} feud between Triple H and John Cena, Triple H told Cena that he had a lot of heart, and if this were a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' movie, heart would be enough... but this is reality, and Cena, being a terrible wrestler, would lose, and lose badly. Cena ended up winning the match at [=WrestleMania=] 22, so what does that say?

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* During the Wrestling/{{WWE}} feud between Triple H and John Cena, Triple H told Cena that he had a lot of heart, and if this were a ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movie, heart would be enough... but this is reality, and Cena, being a terrible wrestler, would lose, and lose badly. Cena ended up winning the match at [=WrestleMania=] 22, so what does that say?
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