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11th Dec '17 10:26:45 PM mattthelurker
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* ''FanFic/TheDracoTrilogy'' [[TropeCodifier codified]] and [[TropeNamer named]] the DracoInLeatherPants trope, in which a villainous or otherwise unlikeable character from canon is depicted in a more flattering light. However, unlike most later examples, the story actually gives focus to Draco's HeelFaceTurn, explaining why he's hanging out with the good guys.
23rd Nov '17 8:43:53 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Despite often being labeled as [[TastesLikeDiabetes "cute and harmless"]], some of the classic movies from the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon had several dark elements, such as FamilyUnfriendlyViolence, and nightmarish sequences. The first few movies of the canon, such as ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', and ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' had pretty dark atmospheres and were more focused on drama than on comedy, being considerably more serious than most of the animated movies that came later. The ''Night on Bald Mountain'' segment from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' was exactly the ''opposite'' of what could be normally expected from a Disney film, being darker and edgier than most of the animations produced in the same time. It even went so far as to unashamedly display female frontal nudity, something that not even the PG rated Disney films of the last few years would ever consider doing.
22nd Nov '17 12:29:07 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* One of the older versions of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' had the prince rape the comatose woman. DarkerAndEdgier versions that the the nonconsensual kiss and turn it into a rape are less original than the author might think.

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* One of the older versions of ''Literature/SleepingBeauty'' had the prince rape the comatose woman. DarkerAndEdgier versions that the take the nonconsensual kiss and turn it into a rape are less original than the author might think.
10th Nov '17 4:01:50 PM Kelothan
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* ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'', the series that popularized the MegaCrossover in {{Fanfiction}}, is one of the few to offer an explanation for it via CosmicRetcon.

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* ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'', ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'' today seems ridiculous, almost like an over the series top parody of the MegaCrossover. An yet it was this story that popularized made the MegaCrossover popular in {{Fanfiction}}, is one of the few to offer an explanation for it via CosmicRetcon.fan fiction.
1st Nov '17 10:46:12 AM Jeduthun
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* Theatre/{{Pagilacci}} concludes with a MonsterClown stabbing people to death in front of a live audience, but the reason the drama is so effective is precisely because the trope is unbuilt and ''nobody'' expects a clown to be scary, let alone murder anyone. In fact, Canio (the clown) is trying to play a NonIronicClown, while he is actually a SadClown but TheShowMustGoOn. He's not a psychopath or a monster, just a guy trying to bring a little laughter into people's hearts on the stage who finally snaps when his wife turns against him. Despite being perhaps the earliest example of a story that ends with a mad clown killing people, the plot wouldn't make any sense if we expected a clown to be a monster.

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* Theatre/{{Pagilacci}} ''Theatre/{{Pagliacci}}'' concludes with a MonsterClown stabbing people to death in front of a live audience, but the reason the drama is so effective is precisely because the trope is unbuilt and ''nobody'' expects a clown to be scary, let alone murder anyone. In fact, Canio (the clown) is trying to play a NonIronicClown, while he is actually a SadClown but TheShowMustGoOn. He's not a psychopath or a monster, just a guy trying to bring a little laughter into people's hearts on the stage who finally snaps when his wife turns against him. Despite being perhaps the earliest example of a story that ends with a mad clown killing people, the plot wouldn't make any sense if we expected a clown to be a monster.
1st Nov '17 10:43:50 AM Jeduthun
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* Theatre/{{Pagilacci}} concludes with a MonsterClown stabbing people to death in front of a live audience, but the reason the drama is so effective is precisely because the trope is unbuilt and ''nobody'' expects a clown to be scary, let alone murder anyone. In fact, Canio (the clown) is trying to play a NonIronicClown, while he is actually a SadClown but TheShowMustGoOn. He's not a psychopath or a monster, just a guy trying to bring a little laughter into people's hearts on the stage who finally snaps when his wife turns against him. Despite being perhaps the earliest example of a story that ends with a mad clown killing people, the plot wouldn't make any sense if we expected a clown to be a monster.
29th Sep '17 12:19:34 PM Kelothan
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* The Trollface.jpg has been used countless times across the Web to illustrate the act of, well, {{troll}}ing. Yet, [[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/001/072/Trollface.png the comic that it originated in]] was a demonstration of how trolls want to believe that they're driving people incoherent with rage, while the troll is actually being little more than a minor annoyance. It also implies that most "trolls" are just people [[ParodyRetcon retroactively claiming they were trolling]] after other people criticize their opinions for being utter nonsense. And the phrase most associated with Trollface.jpg ("Problem, officer?") originally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3SXBirhH7s had nothing to do with trolling]] (and the troll face was actually referred to as the person's "cool face").

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* The Trollface.jpg has been used countless times across the Web to illustrate the act of, well, {{troll}}ing. Yet, [[http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/001/072/Trollface.png the comic that it originated in]] was a demonstration of how trolls want to believe that they're driving people incoherent with rage, while the troll is actually being little more than a minor annoyance. It also implies that most "trolls" are just people [[ParodyRetcon retroactively claiming they were trolling]] after other people criticize their opinions for being utter nonsense.nonsense, totally bogted, and/or just plain idiotic. And the phrase most associated with Trollface.jpg ("Problem, officer?") originally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3SXBirhH7s had nothing to do with trolling]] (and the troll face was actually referred to as the person's "cool face").
26th Sep '17 1:07:50 PM Kelothan
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* ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'', the series that popularized the MegaCrossover in {{Fanfiction}}, is one of the few to offer an explanation for it

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* ''FanFic/UndocumentedFeatures'', the series that popularized the MegaCrossover in {{Fanfiction}}, is one of the few to offer an explanation for itit via CosmicRetcon.
26th Sep '17 10:15:27 AM DarthWalrus
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* The LeeroyJenkins trope is derived from the ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', which has gone memetic as a descriptor of players/characters who attack impulsively without thinking. However, while the eponymous individual does display that behavior in the original video, the video also shows his teammates as fitting the opposite extreme and being overly cautious and methodical in their planning. Further, the TotalPartyKill which results is in part because they stuck to their original plan despite changed circumstances. The plan itself is also ''completely insane'', and involves intentionally sabotaging themselves at every point (pulling all the enemies at once and disabling their own casters by misusing an ability are highlights). Even though the plans was doomed to fail from the very start, LeeroyJenkins as a trope is still synonymous with wrecking plans by being reckless.

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* The LeeroyJenkins trope is derived from the ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', which has gone memetic as a descriptor of players/characters who attack impulsively without thinking. However, while the eponymous individual does display that behavior in the original video, the video also shows his teammates as fitting the opposite extreme and being overly cautious and methodical in their planning. Further, the TotalPartyKill which results is in part because they stuck to their original plan despite changed circumstances. The plan itself is also ''completely insane'', and involves intentionally sabotaging themselves at every point (pulling all the enemies at once and disabling their own casters by misusing an ability that ''kills the healers using it'' are highlights). Even though the plans was doomed to fail from the very start, LeeroyJenkins as a trope is still synonymous with wrecking plans by being reckless.
20th Sep '17 2:38:08 PM nanakiro
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* ''Franchise/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' had a good chunk of the lore written for ''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed Red]]'' focus on aspects of the series that would later be taken for granted by its characters. The protagonist was often seen as either a loon or a remote-controlled {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}}, the [[HearingVoices voices in his head]] were very much a ''bad'' influence rather than a fun companion, centering the blame for most mishaps on [[TheScapegoat someone who happened to be there]] was shown to hurt the poor 'mon they inflicted it on, and it was said that the moment Red returned home he collapsed from lack of sleep. His appearance in ''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal Crystal]]'' was split between isolating himself from Kanto since he was paranoid it would happen to him again, trying to fight AJ on the grounds that they would leave if he won, and foregoing all of it to have a friendly competition with someone for once instead of being forced to do it.

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* ''Franchise/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' had a good chunk of the lore written for ''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed Red]]'' focus on aspects of the series that would later be taken for granted by its characters. The protagonist was often seen as either a loon or a remote-controlled {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}}, the [[HearingVoices voices in his head]] were very much a ''bad'' influence rather than a fun companion, centering the blame for most mishaps on [[TheScapegoat someone who happened to be there]] was shown to hurt the poor 'mon they inflicted it on, and it was said that the moment Red returned home he collapsed from lack of sleep. His appearance in ''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonCrystal Crystal]]'' was split between isolating himself from Kanto since he was paranoid it would happen to him again, trying to fight AJ on the grounds that they the voices in their heads would leave if he won, and foregoing all of it to have a friendly competition with someone for once instead of being forced to do it.
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