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9th Apr '17 12:58:51 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/JackieChan has subversions in several of his movies. Somebody tosses a PricelessMingVase [[RushHour at him.]] He knows it's priceless. And so he spends the entire fight beating up the bad guy while doing [[JuggleFu aerobatics with his own body and the vase]] so it doesn't break. It's a martial arts prowess DishDash, essentially. And when the fight is over, he puts the vase back. And, in a DoubleSubversion, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it gets shot]].

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* Creator/JackieChan has subversions in several of his movies. Somebody tosses a PricelessMingVase [[RushHour [[Film/RushHour at him.]] He knows it's priceless. And so he spends the entire fight beating up the bad guy while doing [[JuggleFu aerobatics with his own body and the vase]] so it doesn't break. It's a martial arts prowess DishDash, essentially. And when the fight is over, he puts the vase back. And, in a DoubleSubversion, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it gets shot]].
2nd Apr '17 10:27:33 AM DDRMASTERM
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* Some business, such as stores and banks, sometimes simply choose not to operate in areas riddled with a lot of crime. (Though, in some cases, this may be only one excuse.) This, of course, leads to a vicious cycle because people in those areas either have to out of their way to get what they need, or end up paying more for stuff they can barely afford. See [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_desert food desert]].

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* Some business, such as stores and banks, sometimes simply choose not to operate in areas riddled with a lot of crime. (Though, in some cases, this may be only one excuse.) This, of course, leads to a vicious cycle because people in those areas either have to go out of their way to get what they need, or end up paying more for stuff they can barely afford. See [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_desert food desert]].
2nd Apr '17 8:01:03 AM 123456789
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* ''Jane Austen's Mafia'' features the TropeNamer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzB1-NIVtA here]] a second before the Trope Namer to GetOut.

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* ''Jane Austen's Mafia'' features the TropeNamer a second before the Trope Namer to GetOut [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzB1-NIVtA here]] a second before the Trope Namer to GetOut.here]].
2nd Apr '17 7:57:32 AM 123456789
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* ''Film/JaneAustensMafia'' features the TropeNamer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzB1-NIVtA here]].

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* ''Film/JaneAustensMafia'' ''Jane Austen's Mafia'' features the TropeNamer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZzB1-NIVtA here]].here]] a second before the Trope Namer to GetOut.
20th Mar '17 1:20:58 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': If anything goes wrong and something gets ruined or broken, it will involve [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] and/or [[TheDitz Stumpy]].
19th Jan '17 7:04:34 PM AaronHong
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* Invoked in ''WebComic/LookingForGroup'', when our heroes, comprising [[WritingAroundTrademarks a "Blood Elf", an "Undead", a "female Troll" and a "Tauren"]], get transported through time to a more backwards era - specifically the Apartheid period ''for Tauren.''
-->'''Benn'joon''': This is why we never get to go anywhere nice.
14th Jan '17 6:18:55 PM thelivingtoad
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* The insurance company Esurance abruptly discontinued their highly popular "Erin Esurance" series of ads in 2013, in part because [[https://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/ people on the internet wouldn't stop making]] [[Rule34 porn of the character]].

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* The insurance company Esurance abruptly discontinued their highly popular "Erin Esurance" series of ads in 2013, 2010, in part because [[https://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/ people on the internet wouldn't stop making]] [[Rule34 porn of the character]].
14th Jan '17 6:18:29 PM thelivingtoad
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* The insurance company Esurance abruptly discontinued their highly popular "Erin Esurance" series of ads in 2013, in part because [[https://priceonomics.com/how-esurance-lost-its-mascot-to-the-internet/ people on the internet wouldn't stop making]] [[Rule34 porn of the character]].
7th Jan '17 9:14:58 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', there are two related quests. Both involve going into the ruins of the Museum of American History to recover artifacts. You can either sell them to a group of slavers who have taken over the Lincoln Monument (and want to destroy them, so they won't be used to help rally slaves) or you can [[RightMakesMight kill the lot of them]] so a group of former slaves can move in (they will also buy the artifacts off you, and enshrine them instead). Notably, one of the pieces of equipment you can find is Lincoln's Repeater, which is a pretty useful gun.
** Also, in a way, the town of Megaton is the subject of this in "The Power of Atom" quest. The city of Megaton is a ramshackle, yet functional, bastion of humanity in the wastes, and is a monument to human survival, as it is a city built in the crater of an unexploded atomic bomb. [[spoiler:And then you can decide to blow it up, and kill everyone in the town, for [[CorruptCorporateExecutive land magistrate Allistair Tennpenny]] because he finds it an eyesore, which just becomes even more petty once you realize that it's barely discernible in the first place.]]
* The Chicago History Museum mission in JohnWoo's ''{{Stranglehold}}'' is all ''over'' this trope. Everything from dinosaurs to terracotta statues to lost pieces of architecture gets blown to hell by gunfire as Tequila fights to save Billie [[spoiler:but she is [[OffingTheOffspring killed on her father's orders]] by [[FaceHeelTurn Tequila's former partner, Jerry]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', there 3}}'':
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are two related quests. Both involve going into the ruins of the Museum of American History to recover artifacts. You can either sell them to a group of slavers who have taken over the Lincoln Monument (and want to destroy them, so they won't be used to help rally slaves) or you can [[RightMakesMight kill the lot of them]] so a group of former slaves can move in (they will also buy the artifacts off you, and enshrine them instead). Notably, one of the pieces of equipment you can find is Lincoln's Repeater, which is a pretty useful gun.
** Also, in a way, the The town of Megaton is the subject of this in "The Power of Atom" quest. The city of Megaton is a ramshackle, yet functional, bastion of humanity in the wastes, and is a monument to human survival, as it is a city built in the crater of an unexploded atomic bomb. [[spoiler:And then you can decide to blow it up, and kill everyone in the town, for [[CorruptCorporateExecutive land magistrate Allistair Tennpenny]] because he finds it an eyesore, which just becomes even more petty once you realize that it's barely discernible in the first place.]]
* The Chicago History Museum mission in JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's ''{{Stranglehold}}'' is all ''over'' this trope. Everything from dinosaurs to terracotta statues to lost pieces of architecture gets blown to hell by gunfire as Tequila fights to save Billie [[spoiler:but she is [[OffingTheOffspring killed on her father's orders]] by [[FaceHeelTurn Tequila's former partner, Jerry]].]]
24th Dec '16 8:50:48 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** This is what happened at the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulgas_Water_Temple Pulgas Water Temple]] in California, long cherished by meditators and [[EruditeStoner quiet]] [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs LSD trippers]]. It used to be 24/7/365. Now it has strictly enforced hours.

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** This is what happened at the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulgas_Water_Temple Pulgas Water Temple]] in California, long cherished by meditators and [[EruditeStoner quiet]] [[HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs quiet LSD trippers]].trippers. It used to be 24/7/365. Now it has strictly enforced hours.



* Fast food restaurants used to be able to serve absurdly large serving sizes (for example, UsefulNotes/McDonalds infamous Super Size) until people started to sue the fast food corporations for making them fat. Many eateries now don't go beyond the size of "large".

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* Fast food restaurants used to be able to serve absurdly large serving sizes (for example, UsefulNotes/McDonalds infamous Super Size) until people started to [[FrivolousLawsuit sue the fast food corporations for making them fat. fat.]] Many eateries now don't go beyond the size of "large".
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