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27th Sep '16 1:01:18 PM dotchan
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* Film/TheExorcist pretty much codified the exorcism horror subgenre. However as opposed to most films of the genre, the priests who exorcised the antagonist demon were killed in the process rather than living out to the end to proclaim God's victory. In addition to the BittersweetEnding, the film's conclusion gives out an eerie tone rather than one of [TheGoodGuysWin God's holy followers triumphed over Satan's evil forces] [spoiler: which the sequels would show that the battle against Pazazu had not ended]. Also rather than merely showing a stage of supernatural phenomenons directly leading to the exorcism, the film deconstructs the process required for an exorcism to be ordained. The victim Regan not only had to go through extensive psychiatric evaluation and physical examinations (including two brutal scenes of Reagan being operated via needles inserting in the neck and Reagan shown cringing in pain) that was quite unsettling.

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* Film/TheExorcist pretty much codified the exorcism horror subgenre. However as opposed to most films of the genre, the priests who exorcised the antagonist demon were killed in the process rather than living out to the end to proclaim God's victory. In addition to the BittersweetEnding, the film's conclusion gives out an eerie tone rather than one of [TheGoodGuysWin God's holy followers triumphed over Satan's evil forces] [spoiler: which triumph; TheGoodGuysWin, but [[spoiler: the sequels would show that the battle against Pazazu had not ended].ended]]. Also rather than merely showing a stage of supernatural phenomenons directly leading to the exorcism, the film deconstructs the process required for an exorcism to be ordained. The victim Regan not only had to go through extensive psychiatric evaluation and physical examinations (including two brutal scenes of Reagan being operated via needles inserting in the neck and Reagan shown cringing in pain) that was quite unsettling.
25th Sep '16 7:16:41 AM Ramidel
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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' predates both the MagicalGirlfriend genre and the HaremGenre as we know them, but looks like a parody of both genres now that they're established. Ataru is a {{Jerkass}} HaremSeeker and unabashed pervert who wants every girl ''except'' the one girl who can actually stand him, and the number two girl actually does the smart thing and books out of their relationship fairly early rather than putting up with Ataru's games. On Lum's part, she likes him being lecherous but wants a bit of that lechery for herself, is a hot-tempered woman who's not above using ShockAndAwe to punish him when his gaze strays too far, and from Ataru's perspective is more of [[CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem a pain in the ass]] than an actual {{Love Interest|s}}, at least at first.

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' predates both the MagicalGirlfriend genre and the HaremGenre as we know them, but looks like a parody of both genres now that they're established. Ataru is a {{Jerkass}} HaremSeeker and unabashed pervert who wants every girl ''except'' the one girl who can actually stand him, and the number two girl actually does the smart thing and books out of their relationship fairly early rather than putting up with Ataru's games. On Lum's part, she likes him being lecherous but wants a bit of that lechery for herself, is a hot-tempered woman who's not above using ShockAndAwe to punish him when his gaze strays too far, far. Furthermore, Ataru actively wants nothing to do with her, at least at first, and from Ataru's perspective is thinks of her as more of [[CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem a pain in the ass]] rather than an actual {{Love Interest|s}}, at least at first.a LoveInterest.
24th Sep '16 9:30:11 AM Valiona
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* The 1988 game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', between its [[NintendoHard unreasonable difficulty level]] and brutal death count, takes the usually cheerful JRPG story of LaResistance out to fight TheEmpire and makes it as gritty as the NES can. Your plucky orphans are depressed young adults who have nowhere else to go, no idea what they're doing, and fail at virtually everything they try. Part of your quest involves finding a spell so powerful that it's a clear analogy for a nuclear weapon. Even at the end of the game, Maria fails to reunite with her brother and the heroes all quietly agree that being in war has changed them all for the worse, and they will not be able to adjust to normal life. This was the first ''Final Fantasy'' game that had a proper plot and defined characters. Note also that the ''Final Fantasy'' gender roles appear subversive here, with a male White Mage (who's even given a plot about sacrificing himself to unseal a spell that would be later associated with romantic heroines like Aeris and Yuna), and Maria given the kind of angsty subplot about her evil brother that would later be exclusively associated with {{Mangst}}y male heroes like Cecil - but only because the gender roles hadn't yet been written in the first place.

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* The 1988 game ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'', between its [[NintendoHard unreasonable difficulty level]] and brutal death count, takes the usually cheerful JRPG story of LaResistance out to fight TheEmpire and makes it as gritty as the NES can. Your plucky orphans are depressed young adults who have nowhere else to go, no idea what they're doing, and fail at virtually everything essentially say as much as their argument when trying to convince the princess to let them join. The heroes win many important victories against the Empire, but once the Emperor gets his hands on the Cyclone, he devastates much of the world before the heroes can stop him, unlike other main antagonists, who might be thwarted before they try.do any significant damage. Part of your quest involves finding a spell so powerful that it's a clear analogy for a nuclear weapon. Even at the end of the game, Maria fails to reunite with her brother and Firion, rather than trying to stop Leon from leaving, says the heroes all quietly agree that being in war has changed them all them, although he holds out hope for the worse, and they will not be able to adjust to normal life.Leon's return. This was the first ''Final Fantasy'' game that had a proper plot and defined characters. Note also that the ''Final Fantasy'' gender roles appear subversive here, with a male White Mage (who's even given a plot about sacrificing himself to unseal a spell that would be later associated with romantic heroines like Aeris and Yuna), and Maria given the kind of angsty subplot about her evil brother that would later be exclusively associated with {{Mangst}}y male heroes like Cecil - but only because the gender roles hadn't yet been written in the first place.
22nd Sep '16 9:22:47 PM MormonPazazu
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* Film/TheExorcist pretty much codified the exorcism horror subgenre. However as opposed to most films of the genre, the priests who exorcised the antagonist demon were killed in the process rather than living out to the end to proclaim God's victory. In addition to the BittersweetEnding, the film's conclusion gives out an eerie tone rather than one of [TheGoodGuysWin God's holy followers triumphed over Satan's evil forces] [spoiler: which the sequels would show that the battle against Pazazu had not ended]. Also rather than merely showing a stage of supernatural phenomenons directly leading to the exorcism, the film deconstructs the process required for an exorcism to be ordained. The victim Regan not only had to go through extensive psychiatric evaluation and physical examinations (including two brutal scenes of Reagan being operated via needles inserting in the neck and Reagan shown cringing in pain) that was quite unsettling.
22nd Sep '16 4:06:44 PM MrThorfan64
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** The Time Lords are generally portrayed as isolationist and out of touch, allowing horrible things to happen around the Universe out of a pledge for non-interference and using the Doctor to do their work. However, their first appearance showed them willing to interfere directly in stopping a plan to conquer the Galaxy involving time travel that was being assisted by a renegade of their race. Later that story they apparently exile the Doctor to Earth partially so he can help protect the planet.

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** The Time Lords are generally portrayed as isolationist and out of touch, allowing horrible things to happen around the Universe out of a pledge for non-interference and using the Doctor to do their work. However, their first full appearance in "The War Games" showed them willing to interfere directly in stopping a plan to conquer the Galaxy involving time travel that was being assisted by a renegade of their race. Later that story they apparently exile the Doctor to Earth partially so he can help protect the planet. They are also much more reasonable, not wishing innocents to be hurt. Later appearances Flanderized them into the pompous uncaring jerks they are usually portrayed as.



* ''{{Theatre/Lysistrata}}'' created and named the LysistrataGambit. The play was however written as a farce; the point was to ridicule the idea of women in politics. A modern audience might however read the feminist interpretation as SeriousBusiness.

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* ''{{Theatre/Lysistrata}}'' created and named the LysistrataGambit. The play was however written as a farce; the point was to ridicule the idea of women in politics. A modern audience might however read the feminist interpretation as SeriousBusiness. Also while many depictions of this portray it as easy for the women, due to the idea AllMenAreLustful and AllWomenArePrudes, the women in Lysistrata find it just as difficult as the men and when Lysistrata first suggests the idea are horrified.
** The play also shows the sex strike on its own isn't enough to stop the war, the women also seize the treasury to prevent the war from progressing, the idea being that the war is being prolonged by corrupt politicians so they have opportunities to enrich themselves. The sex strike helps but there are other factors.
21st Sep '16 4:33:08 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/MaryPoppins'' uses the WhenYouComingHomeDad trope quite heavily, and the Aesop is that George should devote more time to his children while he can. But the film also teaches the ''children'' a similar Aesop; that just because their father doesn't always have time for them it doesn't mean he doesn't love them. They're also taught that raising a family while working a high-paying job is really hard work, so it's best not to judge someone too much. This is decades before countless 80s and 90s media featured neglectful parents CuttingTheElectronicLeash to spend more time with their kids.
15th Sep '16 7:44:28 AM KingZeal
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** Many shonen works inspired by ''Franchise/DragonBall'' feature BloodKnight heroes who enjoy fighting challenging tough opponents. However, Goku and especially Vegeta are responsible for [[NiceJobBreakingItHero exaggerating many of the problems in the series]] because of their love of fighting. Vegeta often would let villains like Cell and Freeza power up all for the sake of an exciting and challenging battle, although in the case of Freeza, Vegeta truly believed he wouldn't become that much stronger. The villains then proceed to cause rampant destruction and suffering on others and could've easily been stopped in their weaker forms. During the Cell Saga, Vegeta lets Cell absorb the androids so he can fight Cell's superior perfect form. Later Goku heals Cell so he can fight the unprepared Gohan on equal grounds.
13th Sep '16 9:28:09 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' is often cited as the definitive teenage delinquent/teen movie, dealing with teenagers as protagonists, forming gangs and resisting their parents. Yet unlike later teen movies which glorify teenage years and high school life, the film is a good deal more serious, touching on the loneliness and alienation that troubled kids face, how self-destructive and wasteful teen gang fights are. The famous planetarium scene even touches on the ideas of UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}} with kids being made aware that they live in a fragile planet and an formless universe with no real place to house ideals.
12th Sep '16 7:36:29 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/TheGraduate'' popularised the RunawayBride trope - and the sequence of Benjamin convincing his love interest to run out on her wedding is iconic. But its numerous imitators forget to include the part that happens next; once they're on the bus and the thrill wears off, the two share a look that says "did we really do the right thing?" - and the film ends [[MaybeEverAfter ambiguously]].
* GirlsBehindBars would become a famous subgenre of film exploitation - showing women's prisons as dens of kinky torture and lesbianism. But the two earliest appearances of the trope in mainstream media are quite different. ''Caged'' is a dark drama that follows a young housewife sent to prison for being an accomplice to her dead husband's crimes. Her corruption to hardened jail bird is played straight - she goes off the DespairEventHorizon after her mother refuses to take care of her newborn baby, she's denied parole twice, she's abused by the cruel matron and she ultimately loses a CuteKitten as her only MoralityPet. The other ''Film/SoYoungSoBad'', a movie about a girls' reform school, reads almost like a deconstruction of the stock characters that would pop up in later movies - the blonde sexpot is a wannabe FilleFatale who's implied to be a former prostitute, and has to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. The 'innocent' is implied to be mentally ill. The AmbiguouslyGay couple aren't exploited for {{Fanservice}} and their relationship is relegated to subtext - but still based on caring and an emotional connection.
6th Sep '16 5:24:37 PM CaptEquinox
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** The Massacre of the Innocents created the NiceJobBreakingItHerod trope. However, Herod himself dies while Jesus is still a child (The Bible provides no exact dates; according to modern scholarship, Jesus was born in 7 BC, while Herod died in 4 BC, at the age of 70) so he would never confront the grown-up Jesus anyway.

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** The Massacre of the Innocents created the NiceJobBreakingItHerod trope. However, Herod himself dies while Jesus is still a child (The Bible provides no exact dates; according to modern scholarship, Jesus was born in 7 BC, while Herod died in 4 BC, at the age of 70) so he would never confront the grown-up Jesus anyway.[[note]]The Catholic "Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ", known popularly as "The Kalends" -- most people will have heard this via NBC's "Christmas at the Vatican" Midnight Mass broadcasts -- provides more exact dates, but they're more scholarly guesswork. The Kalends is not from the Bible but from the Roman Martyrology, written in the 16th century.[[/note]]
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