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12th May '16 7:44:02 PM trulymadmoves
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* A light example in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Cartoon". Hater tries his hand at animation and fumes, "Animation is hard work! People who do this for a living deserve more respect and credit!" It's done rather tongue-in-cheek, as he's really [[ChewingTheScenery hamming it up]] while [[BreakingTheFourthWall looking directly at the audience]].
12th May '16 5:37:10 PM Ninja857142
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* Some say that Butch Hartman's ''extremely'' unsympathetic portrayal of the popular and rich kids in both ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' is his way of showing how bad rich kids can be if they abuse their position, while taking it UpToEleven. Then again, the protagonists of both shows have rich girls as love interests; Danny ultimately [[spoiler: ends up with a rich girl, though she hides her wealth to avoid fake friendship]].

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* Some say that Butch Hartman's ''extremely'' unsympathetic portrayal of the popular and rich kids in both ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' is his way of showing how bad rich kids can be if they abuse their position, while taking it UpToEleven. Then again, On the other hand, the protagonists of both shows have rich girls as love interests; Danny ultimately [[spoiler: ends up with a rich girl, though she hides her wealth to avoid fake friendship]].friendship]]. However...
9th May '16 4:17:47 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** ''{{GURPS}}'' provides detailed rules for owning slaves, including possible slave personalities which range from "Fanatically violent hatred of being a slave" to "Unable to think for himself". Of course, laws about slaves are presented (realistically) as equally wide ranging and (as usual for GURPS) the text remains totally quiet on the morality of owning slaves.



* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Ulysses, the game's Kriea, as he too is written by Chris Avellone. Through out the game and 3 out of 4 [[DownloadableContent DLCs]], Ulysses is talked about being the biggest badass that has ever lived but when you face him in ''Lonesome Road'' he dumps the Courier with Avellone's opinions on the series[[note]]Basically to revert the series back to being people struggling to eke out a life in the wastelands[[/note]] before you fight him. When/if you fight him [[ThatOneBoss he is the hardest boss in the entire game, let lone the hardest DLC]]. To say Ulysses is a [[BaseBreaker polarizing figure]] is an understatement at the least.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Ulysses, the game's Kriea, as he too is written by Chris Avellone. Through out Throughout the game and 3 out of 4 [[DownloadableContent DLCs]], Ulysses is talked about being the biggest badass that has ever lived but when you face him in ''Lonesome Road'' he dumps the Courier with Avellone's opinions on the series[[note]]Basically to revert the series back to being people struggling to eke out a life in the wastelands[[/note]] before you fight him. When/if you fight him [[ThatOneBoss he is the hardest boss in the entire game, let lone the hardest DLC]].game]]. To say Ulysses is a [[BaseBreaker polarizing figure]] is an understatement at the least.
9th May '16 4:58:58 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* During the last few years of Jonny Hart's life, ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' was increasingly dominated by the [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] Christian beliefs he took up. Despite being ostensibly set in the ''Stone Age''.

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* During the last few years of Jonny Hart's life, ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' was increasingly dominated by the [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] Christian beliefs he took up. Despite being ostensibly set in the ''Stone Age''. Probably one of the reasons it was later retconned to be set AfterTheEnd instead.
7th May '16 1:02:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** ''{{TabletopGame/Pathfinder}}'' treats slavery as a morally neutral fact of life in most of the setting; even the heroic Pathfinder Society itself uses slave labor on occasion. The Andoran Republic and River Kingdoms outlawing it as morally wrong and actively working to end the global slave trade is treated as a cultural eccentricity everywhere else.
26th Apr '16 10:32:18 AM dangerdan97
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* Producer Frank Mancuso Jr. was promoted to producer on the second season of the cult TV series ''Series/WarOfTheWorlds''. He took a promising concept (the aliens left over from the 1953 invasion living among us), and destroyed it. How? He turned the present-day setting into a rundown, "Almost Tomorrow" setting that is never explained; half the main cast were killed off (including both two visible minorities!); the villains of the first season were exterminated to make way for a new group of aliens from the same planet; and several plot threads from the first season (most notably, an alien who helped the main characters defeat the aliens in the first-season finale, and promised to bring reinforcements) never showed up again.



** In general, JMS tried as hard as he could to avoid shilling his own views, and present both sides of an argument with no judgment calls made by the episode itself (though the actual characters involved generally had ''very'' strong views). Ironically, this often had the opposite effect. For instance, he got hate mail for the first season episode "Believers," with people claiming it was either blatantly pro-religious, or blatantly anti-religious.

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** In general, JMS tried as hard as he could to avoid shilling his own views, and present both sides of an argument with no judgment calls made by the episode itself (though the actual characters involved generally had ''very'' strong views). Ironically, this often had the opposite effect. For instance, he got hate mail for the first season episode "Believers," with people claiming it was either blatantly pro-religious, or blatantly anti-religious. No complaints to be had on [[spoiler: the blunt killing off of the cute kid]] in that episode, though.
22nd Apr '16 4:19:43 AM Kid
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** The only way for a religious figure to be depicted positively is for him to rebel against his religion and tell his god, in effect, "Fine, we'll worship you but we don't want you to do or say anything ever again" or accept that Granny Weatherwax is right and the best use for his holy book is as firelighters. Similarly, when Cohen meets The Lady in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' he gets to give her, personally, a TheReasonYouSuck speech that renders her dumb (although, ironically, it was Cohen;s poorly-thought-out revenge plot that stood to doom the entire Disc right down to the Turtle itself).

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** The only way for a religious figure to be depicted positively is for him to rebel against his religion and tell his god, in effect, "Fine, we'll worship you but we don't want you to do or say anything ever again" or accept that Granny Weatherwax is right and the best use for his holy book is as firelighters. Similarly, when Cohen meets The Lady in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'' he gets to give her, personally, a TheReasonYouSuck speech that renders her dumb (although, ironically, it was Cohen;s Cohen's poorly-thought-out revenge plot that stood to doom the entire Disc right down to the Turtle itself).
22nd Apr '16 4:13:35 AM Kid
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* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by TerryGoodkind begins as a typical sword and sorcery series, but becomes increasingly a vessel for the author to express his [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] beliefs. For example, the central struggle in ''Faith of the Fallen'' is between free market capitalism and socialism. The main character Richard delivers a number of {{Author Tract}}s in which he states Goodkind's Objectivist opinions, which often contradict views the character expressed earlier in the series-or even the story's reality itself, such as claiming that belief in the afterlife is unfounded, [[FlatEarthAtheist when Richard has been there and back himself]].

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* The ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by TerryGoodkind begins as a typical sword and sorcery series, but becomes increasingly a vessel for the author to express his [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] beliefs. For example, the central struggle in ''Faith of the Fallen'' is between free market capitalism and socialism. The main character Richard delivers a number of {{Author Tract}}s in which he states Goodkind's Objectivist opinions, which often contradict views the character expressed earlier in the series-or series--or even the story's reality itself, such as claiming that belief in the afterlife is unfounded, [[FlatEarthAtheist when Richard has been there and back himself]].
18th Apr '16 10:52:37 PM aye_amber
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** TropesAreNotBad in play, though, as Promethea was critically acclaimed for this focus.

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** TropesAreNotBad **TropesAreTools in play, though, as Promethea was critically acclaimed for this focus.
16th Apr '16 10:49:17 AM nombretomado
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** Not to mention the tendency of anything remotely resembling a Christian (with the exception of Riley -- whose religion is given in a throwaway line, holy water and crosses -- which are never explicitly stated to be Christian) in the series to be either a KnightTemplar, SinisterMinister, or some other form of evil, reflecting a prejudice that Creator/JossWhedon is at least honest enough to admit to: he joked in one interview that he was doing it to undo the work of ''SeventhHeaven''.

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** Not to mention the tendency of anything remotely resembling a Christian (with the exception of Riley -- whose religion is given in a throwaway line, holy water and crosses -- which are never explicitly stated to be Christian) in the series to be either a KnightTemplar, SinisterMinister, or some other form of evil, reflecting a prejudice that Creator/JossWhedon is at least honest enough to admit to: he joked in one interview that he was doing it to undo the work of ''SeventhHeaven''.''Series/SeventhHeaven''.
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