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26th May '18 11:01:54 AM Argon2
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* ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'': The villains can artificially create people ("parasites"), but the majority of said parasites [[RapidAging break down]] and die after about 15 years.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That they wouldn't form an entire branch of their army out of parasites, given the inexperience and physical unreliability inherent to such short-lived beings.\\
'''Instead:''' They do- [[WeHaveReserves apparently banking on the hope that they can create parasites faster than klaxosaurs can kill them]]- and hence pour effort into raising soldiers who can only fight for one year.
6th May '18 9:35:02 PM 55Revolver
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** During the Phantom Lord arc. Mirajane decides to try and help the Guild by knocking out Lucy, and shapeshifting into her to fool Phantom Lord. Unfortunately the transformation does not seem to affect clothing.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Since Mirajane is publicly known and famous throughout Fiore, and at least three members of Phantom Lord (Jose, Juvia, and Sol) have already seen how Lucy herself dresses (Ie. Nothing like Mirajane at all), she would switch her normal dress with Lucy's clothes, or failing that find some clothing that is closer to what Lucy would wear to better sell the deception.\\
'''Instead:''' She does not bother to change her clothes and runs onto the battlefield to give herself up.\\
'''Result:''' Not only is Jose not fooled in the slightest. He uses the opportunity to take Mirajane as a hostage.
28th Apr '18 1:12:48 PM Jayalaw
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* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'':
** Chihiro Ogino is driving to a new place with her parents. They end up lost, and they park the car in front of an abandoned amusement park and bathhouse. As the parents explore, much to Chihiro's worry, they find empty stalls with steaming food. The food smells good to them, but they can't find anyone to take their money. The kanji also reads that the food is made of "dog" and "eyeball".\\
'''You'd Expect''': That given the stalls are empty, that the parents should just leave this place.\\
'''Instead''': While they agree they will pay the bill as soon as someone shows up, Chihiro's parents start eating everything they see. If it was enchanted food, it has no effect on Chihiro, who starts panicking because she can sense something is wrong.\\
'''The Result''': It turns out the food is meant for the spirits, the family crossed into a fantasy world, and Chihiro's parents are turned into pigs. When the spirit Haku shouts at Chihiro to leave before sundown by crossing the river, she finds she can't and won't leave her parents behind. To save them and herself, she has to sell herself into slavery with Yubaba, the owner of the nearby bathhouse and food.
23rd Apr '18 3:39:44 PM MagBas
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'''Instead:''' In what is probably [[DethroningMomentOfSuck the most reviled moment in the series]], [[spoiler: Homura pulls Madoka out of heaven, becomes a SatanicArchetype, and remakes the universe in her own image, [[MoralEventHorizon marking herself as an enemy to Sayaka]], and even turning ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards her own familiars]]'' against her]], all so [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} she could have Madoka all to herself]]]].

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'''Instead:''' In what is probably [[DethroningMomentOfSuck the most reviled moment in the series]], '''Instead:''' [[spoiler: Homura pulls Madoka out of heaven, becomes a SatanicArchetype, and remakes the universe in her own image, [[MoralEventHorizon marking herself as an enemy to Sayaka]], and even turning ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards her own familiars]]'' against her]], all so [[spoiler: [[{{Yandere}} she could have Madoka all to herself]]]].
21st Apr '18 4:16:19 PM Jayalaw
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* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}''
** Scientists have developed a machine called the DC Mini, which allows them to enter patients' dreams and work them through repressed trauma. Dr. Chiba through Paprika is using it. The problem is that in the wrong hands, someone could use the DC Mini to drive people to nervous breakdowns and trap them in delusions.\\
'''You'd Expect''': This device would have security, perhaps fingerprint locks, password codes or something that would prevent anyone from using it.\\
'''Instead''': Anyone, including an [[spoiler:ostensibly science-hating CEO]], can use the device.\\
'''The Result''': An unknown terrorist steals the DC Mini and starts using it to wreak havoc on the scientists. The scientists are the only ones who can stop the terrorist. [[OhCrap Much to the police's consternation]].
** After they find out their coworker Himuro was the terrorist [[spoiler:or so they think]], Dr. Atsuko Chiba confronts Tokita, the creator of the DC Mini. She's concerned with how his creation was abused, and that Tokita DidntThinkThisThrough. Tokita admits that he was only concerned about the beauty of the science, and can't believe that their coworker and friend Himuro would use a device in such a horrid way. He also has less experience with using the Mini in an aggressive manner, for this reason.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Chiba to gently suggest that maybe Tokita should have been more careful. The world isn't operating on fundamental goodness.\\
'''Instead:''' In a manner implied that [[spoiler:she's masking her infatuation with him]], Chiba gives Tokita a WhatTheHellHero speech about being irresponsible and not thinking through the consequences.\\
'''The Result''': Tokita is wracked with guilt and [[spoiler:uses the DC Mini to find Himuro, stop him and ask why Himuro stole the device and betrayed them. Then he realizes that Himuro was framed, and the real culprit traps Tokita in the dream world.]] Nice going there, Dr. Chiba.
* ''Anime/PerfectBlue''
** Pop star Mima is transitioning from an image of a "pure" singer to a "serious" actress. She's already received a threatening fax for leaving the singing group CHAM, as well as a letter bomb. After she films a rape scene for a crime drama and poses nude for a magazine, the screenwriter of that scene and the photographer are both brutally murdered. The stress from the threats and her changing image is causing Mima to slowly break down and lose touch with reality. [[spoiler:She freaks out when, after the photographer is murdered, she finds a bag of bloody clothes in her closet]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': The police to realize that Mima has a violent stalker, [[spoiler:or in this case, stalkers]], and to assign her police protection, while investigating the murders.\\
'''Instead''': PoliceAreUseless and this doesn't happen, [[spoiler:assuming of course that we can take ''that'' aspect at face value since the movie blurs fiction and reality and messes with the viewers as well as with Mima]].\\
'''The Result''': Mima nearly gets killed twice, [[spoiler:by both stalkers, and ostensibly needs medical treatment for being stabbed in the stomach and shoulder. What's worse is that one of the stalkers is her manager, who was able to take her to an isolated apartment where no one could see that Mima was in danger, and managed to kill her other agent]].
15th Apr '18 9:00:16 PM hello86
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'''Instead:''' They spend the precious hours before the deadline doing nothing but watch the enrollment counter on their school website, moaning and bitching how it doesn't go up fast enough.

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'''Instead:''' They spend the precious hours before the deadline doing nothing but watch the enrollment counter on their school website, moaning and bitching how it doesn't go up fast enough.\\
''Result:''' Their school narrowly fails to meet the enrollment threshold and is shut down.
15th Apr '18 7:31:54 PM 55Revolver
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** There's too many examples of this to count in the anime. A fellow student character will attack someone else (Usually Ichika) with an IS outside of a combat or training scenario.
'''You'd Expect:''' The student would immediately have their IS confiscated by the faculty for misuse of a dangerous weapon.
'''Instead:''' Not only are they allowed to keep their IS, but they are rarely if ever disciplined for it.
5th Apr '18 9:09:51 PM Jayalaw
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* Anime/ASilentVoice

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* Anime/ASilentVoice''Anime/ASilentVoice''
5th Apr '18 9:08:29 PM Jayalaw
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'''Instead''': Yuzuru tries a home therapy version of ToughLove: photographing dead animals and posting them all over her room to discourage [[spoiler:Shouko's suicidal tendencies]] and show her that dead things are ugly.\\ '''

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'''Instead''': Yuzuru tries a home therapy version of ToughLove: photographing dead animals and posting them all over her room to discourage [[spoiler:Shouko's suicidal tendencies]] and show her that dead things are ugly.\\ '''\\
5th Apr '18 9:07:58 PM Jayalaw
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* Anime/ASilentVoice
** In an elementary school, a deaf girl named Shouko Nishimiya transferred into a classroom with apathetic students and a teacher. She doesn't speak well due to an impediment, but she can sign and use a notebook.\\
'''You'd Expect''': The school would have reasonable accommodations for Shouko's disability. Such as a sign language interpreter, and realistic expectations for what she can and can't do in class. And that if they don't then Mrs. Nishimiya should find a better school system if possible, given the limitations of public education but also trying to do what's best for her daughter.\\
'''Instead''': The school has no accommodations, even making Shouko sing in choir, and the teachers fail to make changes when Shouya Ishida starts bullying Shouko for the crime of being deaf and unable to blend in, and because he's bored. When Mrs. Nishimiya learns that Shouko is being bullied, she makes her stay at the school in the hopes of toughening up her daughter.\\
'''The Result''': By the time Shouko's mother realizes her daughter actually needs to transfer because she's gotten injuries from her hearing aids being ripped off, thanks to Shouya, and Shouya's mother has to pay for the subsequent medical expenses, the damage has been done. Shouko becomes an utter wreck full of self-loathing, and her little sister Yuzuru never forgives her mother for being so harsh.
** Following this, Shouko despite switching schools and getting away from Shouya has developed long-lasting depression, self-loathing [[spoiler:and suicidal thoughts]]. This worries her little sister Yuzuru to no end. Yuzuru also hasn't forgiven her mother for her harsh treatment, even if Mrs. Nishimiya realizes that she went too far in trying to make Shouko stronger.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Yuzuru to try and get help for her sister, through therapy or counseling. You'd also expect she would do research in that regard, especially with how she doesn't trust her mother to handle things. With that said, she trusts her grandmother, and they have to make regular hospital visits anyway to check on Shouko's hearing.\\
'''Instead''': Yuzuru tries a home therapy version of ToughLove: photographing dead animals and posting them all over her room to discourage [[spoiler:Shouko's suicidal tendencies]] and show her that dead things are ugly.\\ '''
'''The Result''': It doesn't work. [[spoiler:Suicidal thoughts aren't often reasonable.]] Shouko also takes offense at how Yuzuru seems to pity her and treat her as a thing to be protected.
** Shouya thanks to getting bullied as badly as he bullied Shouko, and having to work for years to earn back the millions of yen he cost his mother, has become suicidal. His mother figures out that he's planned to kill himself after he pays back the money, and he gives her a stack of cash while she's making breakfast over a fire. To make it clear that she is horrified and angry that he would do such a thing to her, she threatens to burn the cash until he promises to not commit suicide. He quickly promises and apologizes.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Mrs. Ishida to keep her eye on the flame once she's extracted that promise. This is money they need due to being badly in debt.\\
'''Instead''': She is careless and burns up the money. This means her son has to pay back the same amount ''again''.
** Naoka Ueno, one of Shouya and Shouko's elementary school classmates, has grown up from a jerk child into a capable teenager balancing a job with school life. She still has a crush on Shouya despite shunning him in the past. By chance, she encounters Shouya when he's walking with Shouko, to whom he's trying to make amends for his terrible behavior as a preteen.\\
'''You'd Expect''': She would remember that Shouya was bullied for his part in what he did to Shouko, and if they're hanging out together then maybe his opinion on Shouko has changed? Thus, she shouldn't remind him of his past mistakes.\\
'''Instead''': She steals Shouko's single hearing aid the way Shouya used to as a kid and offers them to him jokingly.\\
'''The Result''': Shouya, who spent most of his life trying to pay for all the hearing aids he damaged, tells her off and returns the hearing aids to Shouko. This kills any chance that Ueno has with Shouya, and the more she takes it out on Shouko, the more Shouya shuns her.
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