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21st Feb '18 7:53:32 PM Jayalaw
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'''You'd Expect''': Glinda would have left Nessarose's shoes where they were, on the dead witch's feet, or where the feet evaporated. It would be more of a lure for Elphaba if she was able to get one last memento of her sister.\\

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'''You'd Expect''': Glinda would have left Nessarose's shoes shoes, specially magic one that were made for her, where they were, on the dead witch's feet, or where the feet evaporated. It would be more of a lure for Elphaba if she was able to get one last memento of her sister.\\
21st Feb '18 7:52:52 PM Jayalaw
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* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''
** DoomedByCanon, the "Wicked Witch of the East" aka Nessarose is killed due to [[spoiler: the Wizard's second-in-command Madame Morrible dropping a house on her, Dorothy Gale's house]]. Glinda comforts Dorothy, while creating a trap for the Wizard's guards to capture Elphaba, Nessarose's sister and "The Wicked Witch of the West".\\
'''You'd Expect''': Glinda would have left Nessarose's shoes where they were, on the dead witch's feet, or where the feet evaporated. It would be more of a lure for Elphaba if she was able to get one last memento of her sister.\\
'''Instead''': Glinda impulsively gives the shoes to Dorothy, and unlike in the original film she had no idea how they would help the poor girl. When Elphaba is understandably upset on realizing what her former friend did, Glinda keeps insisting, "They're just shoes!" They also get into a fight about how Elphaba "stole" Glinda's fiancee and that Glinda is working for the wizard.\\
'''The Result''': Elphaba guns for Dorothy almost as soon as she is freed from the trap and realizes that there's no point in trying to be good, and she may as well become the Wicked Witch everyone thinks she is. Note that Dorothy is a child, and Glinda accidentally doomed her. [[spoiler:If not for Glinda arriving in the nick of time to talk down Elphaba, right after the latter has captured Dorothy and her friends, Elphaba would have crossed the MoralEventHorizon shortly before learning that Fiyero was alive and she saved him.]]
9th Jan '18 8:08:31 PM Jayalaw
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}
** Alexander Hamilton has been working hard, as Secretary of Treasury. He refuses to go on vacation with his family so that he can work on a federal banking plan that would assume states' debts. A married woman, Maria Reynolds, comes to him asking for help. Her husband, who is a domestic abuser, has left her with no money for her child and she has nothing. He lends her money and walks her home. Then she tries to seduce him.\\
'''You'd Expect''': That Alexander would hightail it out of there and not see Maria again. He's married and has several children, plus he's promised his wife Eliza to be faithful to her.\\
'''Instead''': Alexander sleeps with her that night, and continues to see her. They carry on a passionate affair for several years.\\
'''The Result''': Her husband deliberately sent Maria out to seduce Hamilton so as to blackmail him. Hamilton is furious that he was duped and that he fell for a random woman.
** George Reynolds demands money to keep his wife's machinations secret, otherwise he'll tell Eliza.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Hamilton would call his bluff and confess to Eliza what happened, so that the man has no power over him. In real life, Eliza found out, and she considers their marriage and life together important more than Alexander's legacy. Plus, if a man is blackmailing them, they should bring down the law on his head. They only get more greedy with time.\\
'''Instead''': Hamilton pays up the money and continues to see Maria. The amount by modern standards is ridiculous. This goes on until Reynolds is imprisoned on a different charge, and opens his big mouth.
** Alexander then gets busted by Jefferson, Burr and Madison when Reynolds finks to them, and they accuse him of embezzlement and that he's a corrupt politician. He shows them the receipts, the literal ones, on the blackmail money he's been paying. They don't actually promise to keep it secret since even though Alexander is no longer Secretary of Treasury. Alexander worries that they'll accuse him in public of either the embezzlement or the affair.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Alexander would realize that only four or five people know about the affair, and he's the only one with actual written evidence. He just has to lie low, not respond to potential accusations, and live his life; it worked for Thomas Jefferson when he was accused of having an affair with Sally Heming. Also, it would be easier on his wife with the double standards in place.\\
'''Instead''': He publishes an expose on his affair with Maria. This has multiple devastating consequences: it ruins his political career, his and Eliza's social standing as well as their romantic relationship, and his children's reputations. Jefferson thus lacks the political opponent that could have won against him. Maria Reynolds in the meantime loses custody of her daughter and has to move states to get her child back. Philip Jr. later dies trying to defend his father's honor, and Hamilton's only valued in the election of 1800.
7th Nov '17 1:57:51 PM WaywardTotodile
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** Dr. Orin Scrivello is a {{Jerkass}} dentist who enjoys torturing his patients and his girlfriend, Audrey. When seeing a walk-in patient, one of them pulls a gun on him. This happens to be Seymour, who is attempting to murder him. Dr. Scrivello easily knocks him down and puts him in a dentist chair, because Seymour doesn't have it in him to fire.\\

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** Dr. Orin Scrivello is a {{Jerkass}} dentist who enjoys torturing his patients and his girlfriend, Audrey. When seeing a walk-in patient, one of them pulls a gun on him. This happens to be Seymour, who is attempting to murder him. Dr. Scrivello easily knocks him down and puts him in a dentist chair, because Seymour doesn't have it in him to fire.\\ \\
26th Aug '17 11:36:06 AM Jayalaw
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* ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors''
** Dr. Orin Scrivello is a {{Jerkass}} dentist who enjoys torturing his patients and his girlfriend, Audrey. When seeing a walk-in patient, one of them pulls a gun on him. This happens to be Seymour, who is attempting to murder him. Dr. Scrivello easily knocks him down and puts him in a dentist chair, because Seymour doesn't have it in him to fire.\\
'''You'd Expect''': That the dentist would call the police, especially since he isn't high on gas at the moment and has no excuse. He has a patient trying to ''murder'' him.\\
'''Instead''': Dr. Scrivello assumes Seymour has the gun because he's nervous about his walk-in. He then gloats to Seymour about what he's going to do to the poor man's teeth and then gets some nitrous oxide before drilling a tooth out. Then when the doctor finds the gas mask stuck on his face, and he starts to asphyxiate, Seymour refuses to help him, so that the dentist dies from the lack of oxygen.
** Seymour then feeds the dentist to the plant. This leaves a lot of evidence lying around, namely blood and Dr. Scrivello's uniform.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Seymour would gather the bloody dentist's uniform and some bleach to dispose of the evidence.\\
'''Instead''': He leaves the uniform and blood; his boss Mushnik finds it a week later and wants to go to the police, so that Seymour can give a statement and clear himself of the obvious evidence. The plant Audrey II, aka Twoey, convinces Seymour to [[spoiler:feed Mushnik to the plant]].
** Seymour braces himself to [[spoiler:kill more people so that the man-eating Twoey will lure in more contacts and money, and so that Audrey will love Seymour. She then reveals that she's always loved him, and doesn't care if he's rich or poor. Seymour decides that he will kill the plant because he can't live with the guilt; this can be easily done by not feeding Twoey and leaving the plant to wither in the shop]].\\
'''You'd Expect''': That given how clever and hypnotic Twoey is that Seymour would keep his mouth shut and simply leave with Audrey on an impulse trip. The plant is then none the wiser.\\
'''Instead''': Seymour starts rambling about it, to a confused Audrey, who leaves in a stressed mood, and Twoey gets wind of the scheme. Twoey then [[spoiler:takes advantage of a sleep-deprived Audrey entering the shop to find Seymour, and feeds on her blood. She dies from the blood loss, and Seymour reluctantly feeds her body to the plant. This means that when Seymour tries to destroy Twoey, he's overwhelmed easily and makes a suicidal charge into the plant's maw. Cue the plant apocalypse]].
22nd Jan '17 8:31:30 PM DrOO7
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*** The 2004 film version takes the idiocy even further: at one point the Phantom and Raoul have a sword fight in the cemetery, which Raoul eventually wins, leaving the Phantom with a sword at his throat and at Raoul's mercy. Just as Raoul's about to kill him Christine pipes up, pleading with him not to - or at least, "Not like this." \\

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*** The [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 2004 film version version]] takes the idiocy even further: at one point the Phantom and Raoul have a sword fight in the cemetery, which Raoul eventually wins, leaving the Phantom with a sword at his throat and at Raoul's mercy. Just as Raoul's about to kill him Christine pipes up, pleading with him not to - or at least, "Not like this." \\
22nd Nov '16 8:51:09 AM infernape612
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* Theatre/MadameButterfly: A young woman named Cio-cio-san aka Butterfly marries an American man named Pinkerton, against the opinion of pretty much everyone in their surroundings. It's also stated that Pinkerton married Butterfly just temporarily, and has no intention to actually ''stay'' by her side for more than a month. Pinkerton then leaves to the USA almost immediately after the marriage, and Butterfly is all alone for two/three years -- while her maid Suzuki, the USA consul Sharpless and even the matchmaker who got her hitched to Pinkerton, Gorou, have told her "YouHaveWaitedLongEnough" ''several times''.\\

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* Theatre/MadameButterfly: ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'': A young woman named Cio-cio-san aka Butterfly marries an American man named Pinkerton, against the opinion of pretty much everyone in their surroundings. It's also stated that Pinkerton married Butterfly just temporarily, and has no intention to actually ''stay'' by her side for more than a month. Pinkerton then leaves to the USA almost immediately after the marriage, and Butterfly is all alone for two/three years -- while her maid Suzuki, the USA consul Sharpless and even the matchmaker who got her hitched to Pinkerton, Gorou, have told her "YouHaveWaitedLongEnough" ''several times''.\\
6th Aug '16 3:26:22 PM nombretomado
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'''Instead:''' [[SmallNameBigEgo Cyrano arrogantly]] invokes ProtectionFromEditors and [[UngratefulBastard nastily rejects the patronage]]. To put things in perspective, rejecting Cardenal Richelieuís patronage in TheCavalierYears Paris itís like someone in MarvelUniverse rejecting Doctor Doomís patronage, or someone in DCUniverse rejecting ComicBook/LexLuthorís patronage ''when he was PresidentEvil of the United States''.

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'''Instead:''' [[SmallNameBigEgo Cyrano arrogantly]] invokes ProtectionFromEditors and [[UngratefulBastard nastily rejects the patronage]]. To put things in perspective, rejecting Cardenal Richelieuís patronage in TheCavalierYears Paris itís like someone in MarvelUniverse rejecting Doctor Doomís patronage, or someone in DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse rejecting ComicBook/LexLuthorís patronage ''when he was PresidentEvil of the United States''.
28th Dec '15 11:58:51 AM Anddrix
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'''Instead:''' [[SmallNameBigEgo Cyrano arrogantly]] invokes ProtectionFromEditors and [[UngratefulBastard nastily rejects the patronage]]. To put things in perspective, rejecting Cardenal Richelieuís patronage in TheCavalierYears Paris itís like someone in MarvelUniverse rejecting DoctorDoomís patronage, or someone in DCUniverse rejecting ComicBook/LexLuthorís patronage ''when he was PresidentEvil of the United States''.

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'''Instead:''' [[SmallNameBigEgo Cyrano arrogantly]] invokes ProtectionFromEditors and [[UngratefulBastard nastily rejects the patronage]]. To put things in perspective, rejecting Cardenal Richelieuís patronage in TheCavalierYears Paris itís like someone in MarvelUniverse rejecting DoctorDoomís Doctor Doomís patronage, or someone in DCUniverse rejecting ComicBook/LexLuthorís patronage ''when he was PresidentEvil of the United States''.
7th Nov '15 11:52:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheComedyOfErrors'': One character has been searching for his long-lost twin, and comes to a town where said twin actually lives, causing him to be recognized by everyone and confused with his twin. Mistakes abound, and HilarityEnsues.\\

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* ''TheComedyOfErrors'': ''Theatre/TheComedyOfErrors'': One character has been searching for his long-lost twin, and comes to a town where said twin actually lives, causing him to be recognized by everyone and confused with his twin. Mistakes abound, and HilarityEnsues.\\



* CyranoDeBergerac, an ImpoverishedPatrician StarvingArtist, unknown yet talented playwright, is offered the Patronage of [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal Richelieu]], [[ManBehindTheMan The most powerful man in all France]] and [[RenaissanceMan known playwright]], who will only [[ExecutiveMeddling ''edit one or two verses'']] of [[NewMeat Cyranoís unproduced play]], ''"Agrippine"''.\\

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* CyranoDeBergerac, ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', an ImpoverishedPatrician StarvingArtist, unknown yet talented playwright, is offered the Patronage of [[MagnificentBastard Cardenal Richelieu]], [[ManBehindTheMan The most powerful man in all France]] and [[RenaissanceMan known playwright]], who will only [[ExecutiveMeddling ''edit one or two verses'']] of [[NewMeat Cyranoís unproduced play]], ''"Agrippine"''.\\



* In the 2007 version of ''{{Hairspray}},'' Tracy wants to join the Negro Day Dancers to march against segregation in "The Corny Collins Show" in order for blacks to be allowed to dance on television. \\

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* In the 2007 version of ''{{Hairspray}},'' ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}},'' Tracy wants to join the Negro Day Dancers to march against segregation in "The Corny Collins Show" in order for blacks to be allowed to dance on television. \\



* ''SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'':

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* ''SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'':''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'':
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