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13th Aug '17 8:34:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Many old {{Fairy Tale}}s are subject to {{Grimmification}}, being deconstructed into DarkerAndEdgier stories. However, many of the tales that Creator/TheBrothersGrimm recorded were never meant to be kid-friendly. Some were horror stories, written by and for adults, or cautionary tales meant to [[ScareEmStraight scare children straight]]: For example, early versions of "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" had the wolf kill the grandmother, trick Red into drinking her blood and eating her flesh, and, ultimately, eat Red. And what English readers got is actually toned down from the German; several stories were omitted in their entirety for the early English editions because they were considered too offensive, and others were changed to be more palatable.
* The fairy tale "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" is probably '''the''' archetypal "Stranger Danger" story. However it features elements that nowadays seem like not only a deconstruction, but a particularly angry one at that. The attack happens not outside, but in a house belonging to the girl's grandmother, a place where one would think she'd be safe, and the Big, Bad Wolf preys on her by assuming the grandmother's identity. Furthermore, the attacker gaining entry into said house is not the sole responsibility of the girl. Had it been written today, "Little Red Riding Hood" would've been seen as a stinging critique of the idea of "Stranger Danger", a reminder that most child predators are relatives of the children they prey on.
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[[folder:Fairy tales]]
* Many old {{Fairy Tale}}s are subject to {{Grimmification}}, being deconstructed into DarkerAndEdgier stories. However, many of the tales that Creator/TheBrothersGrimm recorded were never meant to be kid-friendly. Some were horror stories, written by and for adults, or cautionary tales meant to [[ScareEmStraight scare children straight]]: For example, early versions of "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" had the wolf kill the grandmother, trick Red into drinking her blood and eating her flesh, and, ultimately, eat Red. And what English readers got is actually toned down from the German; several stories were omitted in their entirety for the early English editions because they were considered too offensive, and others were changed to be more palatable.
* The fairy tale "Literature/LittleRedRidingHood" is probably '''the''' archetypal "Stranger Danger" story. However it features elements that nowadays seem like not only a deconstruction, but a particularly angry one at that. The attack happens not outside, but in a house belonging to the girl's grandmother, a place where one would think she'd be safe, and the Big, Bad Wolf preys on her by assuming the grandmother's identity. Furthermore, the attacker gaining entry into said house is not the sole responsibility of the girl. Had it been written today, "Little Red Riding Hood" would've been seen as a stinging critique of the idea of "Stranger Danger", a reminder that most child predators are relatives of the children they prey on.
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4th Aug '17 4:47:56 PM MBG159
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** Early ''D&D'' has a lot of this going on, due to its true roots being in pulpy sword-and-sorcery rather than the Tolkien-esque aesthetic that many people ascribed to it. Motivations were often nakedly mercenary, characters were expected to assume meaningful responsibilities as they grew stronger, combat was grungy and lethal, and many dungeons were designed with thoughtful solutions in mind. Some of the first player characters created were Mordenkainen and Robilar, a WellIntentionedExtremist and a BloodKnight, respectively. And for all its role in codifying MedievalStasis, the aforementioned Greyhawk featured both a crashed alien spaceship and an order of paladins wielding guns.
11th Jul '17 8:26:02 AM merotoker
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* Classic Disney movies are associated with PrinceCharming rescuing the PrincessClassic from distress. Yet the princes in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' don't do much in the way of rescuing, aside from whisking the princess away to a happy ending. The first Disney prince to actually resemble the character archetype didn't appear until the 16th movie of the Disney animated cannon - Prince Philip [[note]]3rd of the princes associated with the official Disney princesses[[/note]] from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' (and even he would have failed miserably if he had not had help from supernatural beings).

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* Classic Disney movies are associated with PrinceCharming rescuing the PrincessClassic from distress. Yet the princes in ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' don't do much in the way of rescuing, aside from whisking the princess away to a happy ending. The first Disney prince to actually resemble the character archetype didn't appear until the 16th movie of the Disney animated cannon Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon - Prince Philip [[note]]3rd of the princes associated with the official Disney princesses[[/note]] from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' (and even he would have failed miserably if he had not had help from supernatural beings).



* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' comes across a DeconstructiveParody of the comedy PanelGame format, with ([[TakeOurWordForIt implicitly]]) cheap production values, a [[AnythingThatMoves voraceously sexual]] LovelyAssistant who never shows up, a panel lineup that's barely changed since 1972, players who don't even [[ThePointsMeanNothing get points]], games that range from HurricaneOfPuns to excuses to force the panelists to sing (with one regular guest being genuinely tone-deaf) to pure {{Calvinball}}, impenetrable {{Running Gag}}s and a host who loathes everyone and everything on the show and spends most of his/her time subjecting it all to the most withering snark imaginable. It even bills itself as 'the antidote to panel games'. It was actually one of the first comedy panel games to get big in the UK. Its original parodic target were the contemporary ''serious'' panel shows, and the original joke was that it used the format as a space for doing silly and rude things rather than witty and erudite ones. Nowadays, the panel show format is almost exclusively a comedy genre and the serious games have either got DenserAndWackier (''Radio/JustAMinute'') or just disappeared, changing the central joke to be a swipe at the format itself.

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* ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' comes across a DeconstructiveParody of the comedy PanelGame format, with ([[TakeOurWordForIt implicitly]]) cheap production values, a [[AnythingThatMoves voraceously voraciously sexual]] LovelyAssistant who never shows up, a panel lineup that's barely changed since 1972, players who don't even [[ThePointsMeanNothing get points]], games that range from HurricaneOfPuns to excuses to force the panelists to sing (with one regular guest being genuinely tone-deaf) to pure {{Calvinball}}, impenetrable {{Running Gag}}s and a host who loathes everyone and everything on the show and spends most of his/her time subjecting it all to the most withering snark imaginable. It even bills itself as 'the antidote to panel games'. It was actually one of the first comedy panel games to get big in the UK. Its original parodic target were the contemporary ''serious'' panel shows, and the original joke was that it used the format as a space for doing silly and rude things rather than witty and erudite ones. Nowadays, the panel show format is almost exclusively a comedy genre and the serious games have either got DenserAndWackier (''Radio/JustAMinute'') or just disappeared, changing the central joke to be a swipe at the format itself.



* Theatre/{{Macbeth}}: LadyMacbeth defined the trope for women who drive their less ambitious husbands to villainy, but the TropeNamer is quickly driven mad by her guilt, and the pressure of intrigue.

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* Theatre/{{Macbeth}}: LadyMacbeth defined the trope for women who drive their less ambitious husbands to villainy, but the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} is quickly driven mad by her guilt, and the pressure of intrigue.



* ''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 RidiculouslyHumanRobot, 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 RidiculouslyHumanRobot, {{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.
6th Jul '17 3:45:02 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 met with slightly annoyed indifference. It also suggests that most "trolls" are just people expressing their own moronic opinions, and then [[ParodyRetcon retroactively claiming they were trolling]] after other people criticize their opinions. 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 met with slightly annoyed indifference. little more than a minor annoyance. It also suggests implies that most "trolls" are just people expressing their own moronic opinions, and then [[ParodyRetcon retroactively claiming they were trolling]] after other people criticize their opinions.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").
4th Jul '17 1:02:27 PM nanakiro
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* ''Franchise/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' had a good chunk of the lore written for ''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed]]'' 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 RidiculouslyHumanRobot, 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]]'' ''[[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 RidiculouslyHumanRobot, 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 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.
4th Jul '17 1:00:47 PM nanakiro
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* ''Franchise/TwitchPlaysPokemon'' had a good chunk of the lore written for ''[[LetsPlay/TwitchPlaysPokemonRed]]'' 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 RidiculouslyHumanRobot, 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.
28th Jun '17 6:43:31 AM NNinja
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* ''{{Webcomic/Whomp}}'': [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2011/08/01/the-smartest-klingon/ The comic]] that named the trope KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect has him getting overpowered at the end, despite the trope usually being playing so the people are forced to realize [[AnAesop that they should respect all their society's jobs]], because they're all essential.
24th Jun '17 9:41:51 PM Kelothan
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5835409 transgender dysphoria blues]] was one of the first ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Humanized fics to portray Pearl as a [[{{Transsexual}} Trans Woman]]. It's also a vent fic for the author to deal with transmisogyny, with the plot basically being Pearl reflecting on her situation and the way other people treat her. The sequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6951835 trivial excuses]], is about Pearl ''self-harming'' herself because of the transmysogyny she experienced in the first fic. Other Steven Universe characters aren't even mentioned (though Garnet makes an appearance in the prequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9852635 true trans soul rebel.]]), something vary rare in most [=SU=] fics.

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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5835409 transgender dysphoria blues]] was one of the first ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Humanized fics to portray Pearl as a [[{{Transsexual}} Trans Woman]]. It's also a vent fic for the author to deal with transmisogyny, transphobia, with the plot basically being Pearl reflecting on her situation and the way other people treat her. The sequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6951835 trivial excuses]], is about Pearl ''self-harming'' herself because of the transmysogyny she experienced in the first fic. Other Steven Universe characters aren't even mentioned (though Garnet makes an appearance in the prequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9852635 true trans soul rebel.]]), something vary rare in most [=SU=] fics.
20th Jun '17 7:38:48 PM NNinja
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* ''Literature/SnowWhite'' is the TropeNamer for the WickedStepmother archetype, but that's only the [[{{Bowdlerization}} censored version,]] in the original tale, [[AbusiveParents she's Snow White's biological mother.]]
17th Jun '17 4:54:44 PM Kelothan
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5835409 transgender dysphoria blues]] was one of the first ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Humanized fics to portray Pearl as a [[{{Transsexual}} Trans Woman]]. It's also a vent fic for the author to deal with transmisogyny, with the plot basically being Pearl reflecting on her situation and the way other people treat her. The sequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6951835 trivial excuses]], takes this even further, with Pearl ''self-harming'' herself because of the transmysogyny she experienced in the first fic. Other Steven Universe characters aren't even mentioned (though Garnet makes an appearance in the prequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9852635 true trans soul rebel.]]), while other fics usually feature at least some members of the cast.

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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5835409 transgender dysphoria blues]] was one of the first ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' Humanized fics to portray Pearl as a [[{{Transsexual}} Trans Woman]]. It's also a vent fic for the author to deal with transmisogyny, with the plot basically being Pearl reflecting on her situation and the way other people treat her. The sequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6951835 trivial excuses]], takes this even further, with is about Pearl ''self-harming'' herself because of the transmysogyny she experienced in the first fic. Other Steven Universe characters aren't even mentioned (though Garnet makes an appearance in the prequel, [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/9852635 true trans soul rebel.]]), while other fics usually feature at least some members of the cast.something vary rare in most [=SU=] fics.


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* ''Literature/SnowWhite'' is the TropeNamer for the WickedStepmother archetype, but that's only the [[{{Bowdlerization}} censored version,]] in the original tale, [[AbusiveParents she's Snow White's biological mother.]]
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