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11th Apr '16 11:47:28 PM aNinjaWithAIDS
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Compare GenreTurningPoint and NothingIsTheSameAnymore. Contrast with BreatherEpisode. Related to DramaBomb. Complete opposite of StatusQuoIsGod. If the WHAM aspect is concentrated in a single line, it's a WhamLine. See also AscendedFridgeHorror, wherein some aspects of the series leave some viewers with reason to expect a tone shift, before they see it applied by the writers. Often the first warning that the viewer is dealing with a {{Deconstruction}}. Frequently caused by or contains a GutPunch.

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Compare GenreTurningPoint and NothingIsTheSameAnymore. Contrast with BreatherEpisode. Related to DramaBomb. Complete opposite of StatusQuoIsGod. If this is the first episode and/or the prologue, it's a DownerBeginning. If the WHAM aspect is concentrated in a single line, it's a WhamLine. See also AscendedFridgeHorror, wherein some aspects of the series leave some viewers with reason to expect a tone shift, before they see it applied by the writers. Often the first warning that the viewer is dealing with a {{Deconstruction}}. Frequently caused by or contains a GutPunch.
5th Sep '15 12:10:53 PM bwburke94
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** WhamEpisode/TheWalkingDeadComic
8th Jun '15 7:16:19 AM Midna
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[[SturgeonsLaw It's not always done well, of course.]] Particularly poorly-done wham episodes almost invariably result in a ShockingSwerve.
24th May '15 9:53:21 AM Phoenixion
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** WhamEpisode/TheWalkingDeadComic
28th Apr '15 9:25:39 PM IvanovTroping97
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It also has nothing to do with a certain British 80s [[{{Music/Wham}} pop band]], or [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure a JoJo villain]] named after said band.

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It also has nothing to do with a certain British 80s [[{{Music/Wham}} pop band]], band]] with Music/GeorgeMichael, or [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure a JoJo villain]] named after said band.
23rd Apr '15 9:39:45 AM ThePope
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Note that it's not a Wham Episode if it turns out that the shocking events were AllJustADream, or if the changes are reversed with a SnapBack or ResetButton, or if the series has NegativeContinuity. To count as a Wham Episode, the events must actually happen, and become {{canon}}. When a series is already successful, and the writers decide to do this, it's very risky. The writers are making a bold move and risking losing a lot of their fans. The writers have balls. You might even say they have [[ArmedWithCanon canon]] [[IncrediblyLamePun balls]].

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Note that it's not a Wham Episode if it turns out that the shocking events were AllJustADream, or if the changes are reversed with a SnapBack or ResetButton, or if the series has NegativeContinuity. Also, just because an event is dramatic or has a reveal, that doesn't make it a Wham Episode. To count as a Wham Episode, the events must actually happen, they must shake up the status quo and/or drop a major bombshell, and become {{canon}}. When a series is already successful, and the writers decide to do this, it's very risky. The writers are making a bold move and risking losing a lot of their fans. The writers have balls. You might even say they have [[ArmedWithCanon canon]] [[IncrediblyLamePun balls]].
18th Nov '14 2:38:57 PM Divra
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* WhamEpisode/{{Music}}
4th Oct '14 10:25:56 PM MagnetMissile
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It also has nothing to do with a certain British 80s [[{{Wham}} pop band]], or [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure a JoJo villain]] named after said band.

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It also has nothing to do with a certain British 80s [[{{Wham}} [[{{Music/Wham}} pop band]], or [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure a JoJo villain]] named after said band.
21st Apr '14 10:20:08 PM OhnoaBear
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[[caption-width-right:346:The standard reaction. [[note]]Take a look at [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=207 this strip]] to see WHY the reaction.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:346:The standard reaction. [[note]]Take a look at [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=207 this strip]] to see WHY [[RealityEnsues WHY]] the reaction.[[/note]]]]
14th Nov '13 12:13:03 PM redgyarados
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** {{WhamEpisode/Bleach}}
** WhamEpisode/FairyTail
** WhamEpisode/FromTheNewWorld
** WhamEpisode/FushigiYuugi
** WhamEpisode/GuiltyCrown
** WhamEpisode/MahouSenseiNegima
** {{WhamEpisode/Naruto}}
** WhamEpisode/OnePiece
** WhamEpisode/PuellaMagiMagicaSeries
** WhamEpisode/RurouniKenshin



** WhamEpisode/{{The 4400}}
** WhamEpisode/BabylonFive
** WhamEpisode/BreakingBad
** WhamEpisode/BuffyTheVampireSlayer
** WhamEpisode/DoctorWho
** WhamEpisode/GameOfThrones
** {{WhamEpisode/Lost}}
** WhamEpisode/MadMen
** WhamEpisode/{{Series/MASH}}
** {{WhamEpisode/Nikita}}
** WhamEpisode/TheShield
** WhamEpisode/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine
** WhamEpisode/TwentyFour
** WhamEpisode/TheXFiles



** {{WhamEpisode/Drowtales}}
** {{Reactions/Homestuck}}
** WhamEpisode/GunnerkriggCourt
** WhamEpisode/TheOrderOfTheStick
** WhamEpisode/QuestionableContent
** WhamEpisode/SluggyFreelance



** WhamEpisode/AdventureTime
** WhamEpisode/AvatarTheLastAirbender
** WhamEpisode/SouthPark
** WhamEpisode/TheVentureBrothers
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