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24th Jul '16 2:40:12 PM DesertDragon
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* When ''Series/{{Glee}}'' did a brief story arc in the third season where Shannon was being abused by Cooter, it was quite clear that the whole thing was orchestrated by [=NeNe=] Leakes, the actress playing Roz, since domestic violence is her personal cause. Besides the fact that Shannon's aesop of "Big burly people have feelings too" was already run into the ground in the second season, the story line resulted in out-of-character moments for almost everyone involved, from Cooter--previously portrayed as a nice guy--suddenly becoming a wife-beater offscreen, to the girls of New Directions acting completely nonchalant towards Shannon's plight and claiming that their own boyfriends would never hit them (even though two of the girls in the group were dating each other), necessitating Roz to set them straight.

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* When ''Series/{{Glee}}'' did a brief story arc in the third season where Shannon Beiste was being abused by her new husband Cooter, it was quite clear that the whole thing was orchestrated by [=NeNe=] Leakes, the actress playing Roz, since domestic violence is her personal pet cause. Besides the fact that Shannon's Beiste's aesop of "Big burly people have feelings too" was already had been run into the ground in the second season, the story line resulted in out-of-character moments for almost everyone involved, from Cooter--previously portrayed as a nice guy--suddenly becoming a wife-beater offscreen, offscreen[[note]]Yes, it's truth in television that most abusers comes across as nice people in public, but from a narrative standpoint, it came out of nowhere[[/note]], to the girls of New Directions acting completely nonchalant towards Shannon's Beiste's plight and claiming that their own boyfriends would never hit them (even though two of the girls in the group were dating each other), necessitating Roz to set them straight.
23rd Jul '16 5:54:00 AM pinkdalek
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** Season 12-14 has a lot of anti-religious and pro-rationality themes, especially in Season 14 where every villain was a cultist or a DarkMessiah. Creator/TomBaker, who'd been a monk as a young man (in an environment that had left him with a certain amount of phsycological damage) before losing his faith, enjoyed the opportunity to work out his religious issues.

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** Season 12-14 has a lot of anti-religious and pro-rationality themes, especially in Season 14 where every villain was a cultist or a DarkMessiah. Creator/TomBaker, who'd been a monk as a young man (in an environment that had left him with a certain amount of phsycological psychological damage) before losing his faith, enjoyed the opportunity to work out his religious issues.
23rd Jul '16 5:48:32 AM pinkdalek
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** Season 12-14 has a lot of anti-religious and pro-rationality themes, especially in Season 14 where every villain was a cultist, cult hero or a DarkMessiah.

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** Season 12-14 has a lot of anti-religious and pro-rationality themes, especially in Season 14 where every villain was a cultist, cult hero cultist or a DarkMessiah.DarkMessiah. Creator/TomBaker, who'd been a monk as a young man (in an environment that had left him with a certain amount of phsycological damage) before losing his faith, enjoyed the opportunity to work out his religious issues.
23rd Jul '16 5:44:37 AM pinkdalek
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** Season 12-14 has a lot of anti-religious and pro-rationality themes, especially in Season 14 where every villain was a cultist, cult hero or a DarkMessiah.
10th Jul '16 12:24:47 PM nombretomado
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* The writers of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' had an obvious bone to pick with the PlanetOfHats trope. They could have gone with the typical {{BioWare}} tradition of setting up the kind of conversation that allows a peripheral topic to come up naturally; instead, they did this:

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* The writers of ''Franchise/DragonAge'' had an obvious bone to pick with the PlanetOfHats trope. They could have gone with the typical {{BioWare}} Creator/BioWare tradition of setting up the kind of conversation that allows a peripheral topic to come up naturally; instead, they did this:
2nd Jul '16 12:25:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'' deliberately jerked protagonist Toa Vakama [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character]] for the entire movie, because the writers thought that him becoming a traitor would be more dramatic than, you know, someone to whom it might have made sense to play that role. So they [[CharacterDerailment derailed him]] to be more reckless, foolish (the exact opposite of how what he was like in the previous movie) and dangerously misguided (... again), and the other characters consequently acted meaner toward him. Also, this fit in well with their plans to make the movie one giant ''Franchise/StarWars''-{{Homage}}. The ''real'' ''Bionicle'' writer detests this story to this day, although many fans think that he managed to handle it quite well in the novelization, and admittedly, this made Matau's CharacterDevelopment all the more engaging and lead up to a powerful (if highly clichéd) CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming.

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* ''{{Bionicle}} ''Toys/{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'' deliberately jerked protagonist Toa Vakama [[OutOfCharacterMoment out of character]] for the entire movie, because the writers thought that him becoming a traitor would be more dramatic than, you know, someone to whom it might have made sense to play that role. So they [[CharacterDerailment derailed him]] to be more reckless, foolish (the exact opposite of how what he was like in the previous movie) and dangerously misguided (... again), and the other characters consequently acted meaner toward him. Also, this fit in well with their plans to make the movie one giant ''Franchise/StarWars''-{{Homage}}. The ''real'' ''Bionicle'' writer detests this story to this day, although many fans think that he managed to handle it quite well in the novelization, and admittedly, this made Matau's CharacterDevelopment all the more engaging and lead up to a powerful (if highly clichéd) CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming.
1st Jul '16 4:54:00 PM Anddrix
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has Ulysses, the game's Kriea, as he too is written by Chris Avellone. 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]]. 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. 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]]. To say Ulysses is a [[BaseBreaker polarizing figure]] is an understatement at the least.
9th Jun '16 1:05:23 PM Anddrix
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* In general, fanfiction is almost always guaranteed to have this trope one way or another since it gives the writers a chance to hijack their favorite characters for their own agendas. More specifically fanfics that invoke RonTheDeathEater, DieForOurShip, or DracoInLeatherPants are especially prone to this.
9th Jun '16 1:04:03 PM starkitty93
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* In general, fanfiction is almost always guaranteed to have this trope one way or another since it gives the writers a chance to hijack their favorite characters for their own agendas. More specifically fanfics that invoke RonTheDeathEater,DieForOurShip,or DracoInLeatherPants are especially prone to this.

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* In general, fanfiction is almost always guaranteed to have this trope one way or another since it gives the writers a chance to hijack their favorite characters for their own agendas. More specifically fanfics that invoke RonTheDeathEater,DieForOurShip,or RonTheDeathEater, DieForOurShip, or DracoInLeatherPants are especially prone to this.
9th Jun '16 1:02:26 PM starkitty93
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* In general, fanfiction is almost always guaranteed to have this trope one way or another since it gives the writers a chance to hijack their favorite characters for their own agendas. More specifically fanfics that invoke RonTheDeathEater,DieForOurShip,or DracoInLeatherPants are especially prone to this.
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