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26th Apr '17 12:05:09 PM Kelothan
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20th Apr '17 3:30:09 PM redandready45
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* 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.
20th Apr '17 5:10:03 AM LB7979
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* Classic Disney movies are associated with PrinceCharming rescuing the PrincessClassic from distress. Yet the first two 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 was the third in the Canon - Prince Philip 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 first two 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 was didn't appear until the third in 16th movie of the Canon 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).
13th Apr '17 9:57:00 AM ading
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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 AllMenArePerverts 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.

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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 AllMenArePerverts and AllWomenArePrudes, the women in Lysistrata find it just as difficult as the men and when Lysistrata first suggests the idea are horrified.
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horrified. The play also shows that the sex strike on its own isn't enough to stop the war, 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.
9th Apr '17 7:18:26 PM HotelCalifornia
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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.

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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 AllMenArePerverts and AllWomenArePrudes, the women in Lysistrata find it just as difficult as the men and when Lysistrata first suggests the idea are horrified.
23rd Mar '17 3:04:22 AM FirstoftheDusk
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It can also go the other way around: the original is bland and unappealing (even ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was considered such when it first came out), and the later authors are the ones that constructed the mythos and the popular cliches. Alternatively, the deconstructed or {{parod|y}}ic form of the trope, rather than the original, became more popular and accepted over the long run.

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It can also go the other way around: the original is bland and unappealing (even ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' was considered such such, by some critics, when it first came out), and the later authors are the ones that constructed the mythos and the popular cliches. Alternatively, the deconstructed or {{parod|y}}ic form of the trope, rather than the original, became more popular and accepted over the long run.
20th Mar '17 12:36:15 PM Kelothan
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8th Feb '17 11:28:24 PM Anddrix
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* ''FanFic/ATrekkiesTale'' for its original MarySue character, the eponymous Mary Sue. If anything, she lacked CommonMarySueTraits and was a ParodySue in a SelfInsertFic, despite being the {{Trope Namer|s}}. Makes sense given that this trope is OlderThanTheyThink.

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* ''FanFic/ATrekkiesTale'' for its original MarySue character, the eponymous Mary Sue. If anything, she lacked CommonMarySueTraits most Mary Sue traits and was a ParodySue in a SelfInsertFic, despite being the {{Trope Namer|s}}. Makes sense given that this trope is OlderThanTheyThink.
17th Jan '17 4:05:49 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Parts of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' make it feel almost like a {{Reconstruction}} of later Franchise/DisneyPrincess films that follow it. For one, the heroine having a beautiful singing voice is actually a plot point and not just a stock character trait - since Ariel's voice is what Eric remembers and it's part of Ursula's plan to keep them apart. What's more is that it was the first Disney film to really merge fairy tales with Broadway - and this is fully justified by having one of the supporting characters be a concert composer. Likewise the Disney Renaissance was all about parodying or subverting PrinceCharming - but Eric is this character type played completely straight, albeit with more CharacterDevelopment than the previous princes.

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* Parts of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' make it feel almost like a {{Reconstruction}} of later Franchise/DisneyPrincess films that follow it. For one, the {{musical}} elements are purposely integrated into the story so as not to feel out of place: the heroine having a beautiful singing voice is actually a plot point and not just rather than a stock character trait - since Ariel's voice is what Eric remembers trait, and it's part of Ursula's plan to keep them apart. What's more is that it was the first Disney film to really merge fairy tales with Broadway - and this is elaborate musical numbers are fully justified by having one of the supporting characters Sebastian be a concert composer. Likewise For another thing, Eric is one of the Disney Renaissance was all about parodying or subverting [[PlayedStraight straightest]] examples of PrinceCharming - but Eric is this in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon since ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', only differing from previous princes in that he has more CharacterDevelopment. But ''The Little Mermaid'' was the film that '''started''' Disney's renaissance in the 1980s: it set the template for what became the "standard" Disney movie by being an elaborate Broadway-style musical (with the music being the primary storytelling method) rather than a simple fantasy story with a few musical numbers [[note]] Case in point: the VillainSong didn't really become a Disney tradition until Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls", since most previous Disney movies didn't feel the need to give ''every'' major character type played completely straight, albeit with more CharacterDevelopment than their own song[[/note]], and it came out before later movies like ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' started purposefully subverting the previous princes.PrinceCharming trope. So it reconstructed the Disney formula before anyone thought to deconstruct it.
9th Jan '17 7:54:40 PM Kotomikun
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* ''WebVideo/DesertBusForHope'' is essentially a parody of [[{{Telethon}} video-gaming marathons for charity]] that started years before any normal ones, like [[WebVideo/AwesomeGamesDoneQuick AGDQ]], existed. The only "game" they play is a ridiculously boring bus-driving simulator--ostensibly, viewers donate to [[ComedicSociopathy torment the hosts by making them play it longer]], but the actual attractions are the sketch comedy, nerd-celebrity guests, and prize giveaways.
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