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25th Jul '17 12:54:07 PM Piterpicher
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* CivilWar has been accused of this, with people saying MarkMillar made just about everyone in the Marvel U into idiots just so he could pit them against each other. The fact that some writers seemed to agree with this only compounds the problem.

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* CivilWar has been accused of this, with people saying MarkMillar Creator/MarkMillar made just about everyone in the Marvel U into idiots just so he could pit them against each other. The fact that some writers seemed to agree with this only compounds the problem.
24th Jul '17 11:48:10 PM LinTaylor
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* Just like ''The Simpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' can engage in this at times; one of the most blatant examples is "Decision 3012", which is about a Presidential candidate (who's UsefulNotes/BarackObama in all but name and ethnicity) who is portrayed as a messianic genius who could save the universe if only [[TheWarOnStraw the drunken idiots of America and Fox News]] would stop obsessing over minor things like his "foreign-sounding" middle name and just let him do his job.
9th Jul '17 10:57:34 AM nombretomado
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** "The Gun" - an episode where a colonel's antique pistol is stolen. In a war where everyone carries guns, it's strange to see an anti-handgun message. Hawkeye is within character in disliking the handgun, but when Radar and Colonel Potter both question why the colonel has a personal sidearm, this is obvious writer on board. For bonus points, in a real military unit an officer without his sidearm can in some situations be considered out of uniform and subject for disciplinary action. Exceptions are made, but it seems somewhat unlikely that the colonel was a registered conscientious objector, since he'd served in combat during WorldWarTwo.

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** "The Gun" - an episode where a colonel's antique pistol is stolen. In a war where everyone carries guns, it's strange to see an anti-handgun message. Hawkeye is within character in disliking the handgun, but when Radar and Colonel Potter both question why the colonel has a personal sidearm, this is obvious writer on board. For bonus points, in a real military unit an officer without his sidearm can in some situations be considered out of uniform and subject for disciplinary action. Exceptions are made, but it seems somewhat unlikely that the colonel was a registered conscientious objector, since he'd served in combat during WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
3rd Jul '17 4:21:29 AM Luppercus
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-->'''Prof. Jirafales''' ''(to Dón Ramon after he tries to teach El Chavo boxing)'': If I see El Chavo del Ocho wearing boxing gloves [again], I, am going, to break everything that you call a face!

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-->'''Prof. Jirafales''' ''(to Dón Ramon after he tries to teach El Chavo boxing)'': If I see El Chavo del Ocho wearing boxing gloves [again], I, am going, [[BrokenAesop to break everything that you call a face!face!]]
2nd Jul '17 11:05:21 PM vsun5492
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* ''Series/TheWire'' is basically the creators' five-season-long diatribe about the corruption that is eating away at America from all aspects of its culture. David Simon is a former journalist and Ed Burns is a former policeman. The show focuses mostly on the drug trade and law enforcement, while the fifth season tackles journalism.
17th Jun '17 1:40:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' has a subplot about the main characters love for his faithless horse called Liane that was written by {{Trey Parker|AndMattStone}} as a dig at his ex Liane who he walked in on having sex with someone else. Ironically, his ex provided some of the choreography for the film.

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* ''Film/CannibalTheMusical'' has a subplot about the main characters love for his faithless horse called Liane that was written by {{Trey Creator/{{Trey Parker|AndMattStone}} as a dig at his ex Liane who he walked in on having sex with someone else. Ironically, his ex provided some of the choreography for the film.
17th Jun '17 10:02:14 AM nombretomado
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* KurtVonnegut does this sometimes, in addition to ''actually appearing'' AsHimself to do this to characters in real time. Lampshaded in that he often mocks himself for doing so.

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* KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut does this sometimes, in addition to ''actually appearing'' AsHimself to do this to characters in real time. Lampshaded in that he often mocks himself for doing so.
10th Jun '17 11:01:10 PM Qaweldon
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* In RalphBakshi films, the mafia are almost always portrayed as outright scoundrels with no redeeming qualities. Bakshi grew up in the kind of gritty, low-income neighborhoods that the mob controlled and hated ''Film/TheGodfather'' for [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing seemingly glorifying them]].

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* In RalphBakshi films, the mafia are almost always portrayed as outright scoundrels with no redeeming qualities. Bakshi grew up in the kind of gritty, low-income neighborhoods that the mob controlled and hated ''Film/TheGodfather'' for [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing seemingly glorifying them]]. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Ironically the film's producer, Albert S. Ruddy, would later work with Ralph on his third film,]] ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}''.[[/note]]
4th Jun '17 6:27:18 PM nombretomado
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May also occur when a character is accused of being used just to show a particular point of view, and not because they actually have it. The technical literary term for a character ''designed'' to express the author's preferred opinions (often the OnlySaneMan) is the ''raisonneur''--here at TVTropes the preferred term is AuthorAvatar.

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May also occur when a character is accused of being used just to show a particular point of view, and not because they actually have it. The technical literary term for a character ''designed'' to express the author's preferred opinions (often the OnlySaneMan) is the ''raisonneur''--here at TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes the preferred term is AuthorAvatar.



* This is also an accusation levelled ''very'' frequently towards the authors of the infamous DarkFic FanFic/{{All He Ever Wanted}}. A good part of the fandom does NOT like how the authors's personal opinions keep seeping into the characterization and the plot (re: Prussia the villain vs. Austria the DesignatedVictim vs. Hungary the {{Chickification}} victim [[spoiler: whom Prussia needlessly tortures and rapes to show off his power to Austria]]), as well as their rather... arrogant behavior during certain wanks. How the authors both wrote the TVTropes page for their fics and later were caught '''monitoring what other people said about the fic online''' at the height of the wank days does NOT help their cases.

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* This is also an accusation levelled ''very'' frequently towards the authors of the infamous DarkFic FanFic/{{All He Ever Wanted}}. A good part of the fandom does NOT like how the authors's personal opinions keep seeping into the characterization and the plot (re: Prussia the villain vs. Austria the DesignatedVictim vs. Hungary the {{Chickification}} victim [[spoiler: whom Prussia needlessly tortures and rapes to show off his power to Austria]]), as well as their rather... arrogant behavior during certain wanks. How the authors both wrote the TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes page for their fics and later were caught '''monitoring what other people said about the fic online''' at the height of the wank days does NOT help their cases.
30th May '17 6:52:46 PM nombretomado
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* Aaron Sorkin often used ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' as a soapbox to air his thinly-disguised personal grievances, particularly to vicariously lecture [[Creator/KristinChenoweth his ex-girlfriend]]. This also happened in ''TheWestWing'' when he had a disagreement with the website Website/TelevisionWithoutPity.

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* Aaron Sorkin often used ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'' as a soapbox to air his thinly-disguised personal grievances, particularly to vicariously lecture [[Creator/KristinChenoweth his ex-girlfriend]]. This also happened in ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' when he had a disagreement with the website Website/TelevisionWithoutPity.
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