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->'''Ira Kane:''' ''[pointing at one of the aliens]'' Snag it and put it in the bucket.\\
'''Harry Block:''' Uh-uh. I've seen this movie; the black dude dies first. ''You'' snag it.
-->-- ''Film/{{Evolution}}''

A Defied Trope happens when a character knows, InUniverse, that a trope is about to happen, either due to being GenreSavvy or because someone is trying to {{invoke|dTrope}} it, and then actively attempts to {{avert|edTrope}} it, {{subvert|edTrope}} it, or {{invert|edTrope}} it. They might succeed or they might fail. The point is that the character is ''attempting'' to avoid a straight run of the trope, in-universe.

Compare RealityEnsues (which this may sometimes lead to). Contrast InvokedTrope, ExploitedTrope, DiscussedTrope.

Not to be confused with a simple SubvertedTrope, which is not prompted by any characters.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Contrasting the {{invoked|Trope}} BodyguardCrush in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', Kazuma goes out of his way to keep Ayano at a distance and offend her as much as possible so she doesn't get attached to him either. It doesn't really work.
* Johan Liebert from ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' defies the trope of being ObviouslyEvil, and on the surface, he seems like a really nice guy.
* The second season of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is all about the characters defying the roles assigned to them by [[RageAgainstTheAuthor the writer of the story]].
* At the end of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', [[spoiler: AGodAmI is deliberately shot down by the potential god-figure himself, who in response to his potential use of power and leadership simply states that he is "just Simon the Digger."]] And if that trope had not been defied, [[spoiler: the BadEnding from the beginning of the show would have happened]].
* In the second ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' drama CD, Karina assures Barnaby that she has no intention of letting their animosity towards each other become BelligerentSexualTension. So far she's proven successful: not only is any attraction between them still absent, they're now competing with each other for ''[[FriendVersusLover Kotetsu's]]'' attention.
-->'''Karina:''' You know those situations where people hate each other's guts at first, but then developing feeling for each other?
-->'''Barnaby:''' Yeah?
-->'''Karina:''' That's not going to happen. I'll rip down those {{Event Flag}}s myself if I have to.
* Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' says he realizes it's pointless to give a KirkSummation to Yubel.
** Also, when Asuka is encouraged to become an IdolSinger, she actively refuses to become one.
* Rei Kiriyama from ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' defies both attempts by his adopted sister Kyoko to manipulate him into losing his professional shogi matches [[ThrowingTheFight on purpose]].
* Kagome Higurashi from ''Manga/InuYasha'' openly defies UnrequitedTragicMaiden [[spoiler: and LoveMakesYouEvil]]. When she's told ''[[MindRape repeatedly]]'' by [[spoiler: The Baby]] that her feelings for Inuyasha are completely one-sided and she's selfish for even thinking he can love her back, that he'll never love her like he loved Kikyou [[spoiler: and that she must pull a FaceHeelTurn]], she ultimately tells him that yes, she ''is'' jealous of Kikyou and she ''is'' aware that Kikyou will always be important to Inuyasha... but that said circumstances ''do NOT invalidate HER own feelings'', and no one has right to tell her otherwise. [[spoiler: And then she rejects the Baby's FHT offer.]]
* In the ''[[Manga/MagicKnightRayearth Magic Knight Rayearth II]]'' anime, Ferio busts into Fuu's in-progress escape from Fahren's ship, being her LoveInterest and all. When she starts casting a spell to assist as though she's half of a BattleCouple, Ferio stops her--he wants to do a RescueRomance instead.
* In the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth'' manga, Gumshoe defies TreacheryCoverUp, when it turns out that the murderer, [[spoiler:Police Chief Chase Clink]] killed someone to prevent a secret that would seemingly do harm to the police department's credibility from coming to light, although unbeknownst to the killer, it actually would not have been relevant. Gumshoe says that even though he knows how people will react, the public needs to learn the truth.
* In one of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' manga, [[spoiler: Kyo Kusanagi]] defies SmoochOfVictory when [[spoiler: he stops his just-released-from-a-DeathTrap girlfriend Yuki from kissing him, because he believes that [[ItsNotYouItsMe it's his fault she was kidnapped]] [[BreakTheCutie and emotionally broken]].]]
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer''
** Kay defies CurbStompBattle in the match between Saunders and Oarai. She chooses not to come at them with all their tanks despite outnumbering them two to one, because she believes it would be unfair, after hearing that one of her subordinates was [[spoiler:eavesdropping on Oarai's radio transmissions]] without her knowledge or approval.
** In "Motto Love Love Sakusen Desu", DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas gets defied; because Oarai and all other schools are on ships, they can go anywhere for the colder months. As such, they end up just off the coast of Australia, where it's warm enough to wear bikinis and swimwear, much to Saori's chagrin, as she thinks a white Christmas is more romantic.
* ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' defies DestructiveSavior early on by introducing the Dividing Driver as early as Episode 3. It creates a safe battlefield in any area by shifting the rest of the matter out of the way temporarily.
* ''Manga/MonthlyGirlsNozakiKun'' defies TheBeard in one issue. Mikoshiba explains to Sakura that he needs a fake girlfriend in order to ward off a suitor. Both of them independently realize that the flow of the conversation will lead to them fake-dating (either by Sakura offering or Mikoshiba asking), which neither of them want to do, so they both trail off...[[HypocriticalHumor and get offended that the other didn't offer/ask]]. Mikoshiba winds up bringing Seo, who is more or less convincing.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' has [[spoiler:Ozymandias deliver a typical BreakingSpeech to the heroes 35 minutes ''after'' he'd already completed his EvilPlan. He's not a moron.]]
** [[spoiler: He also had made sure he drew the heroes all the way down to Antarctica- his EvilPlan goes down in New York- even before doing that. There is CrazyPrepared, and then there is this.]]
* ''Comicbook/BlackOrchid'' begins with a villain defying BondVillainStupidity after catching the title character operating undercover in his organization: instead of monologuing about his plans or putting her in a death trap, he just shoots her in the head. (He doesn't know that [[GoodThingYouCanHeal she can regenerate]].)
* At the end of volume 2 of ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' the eponymous superheroine saves the life of a criminal who's holding her hostage, [[WhatMeasureIsAMook because he's still a human being with a wife and a daughter]].
* In ''{{Magazine/Mad}}'', the Ventriloquist Priest defies WhatYouAreInTheDark by using ventriloquism to make it seem as though the statues of saints are talking about the people who don't give money, scaring them into donating. Similarly, in "A Mad Look At," a priest videotapes the collection and the parishioners, sweating profusely, start giving more generously.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/{{Reconciliation}}'' seems to be headed towards {{Cuckold}} at first glance; [[VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo Hanako]], after her Bad Ending, has isolated herself from Lilly and Hisao out of guilt for eight years. During this time, Lilly and Hisao have gotten together, and Hanako still has feelings for Hisao. The twist that forces Hanako out of her self-imposed isolation, since she's unable to bring herself to even see either of them, however, is [[spoiler:Lilly calling her to inform her of Hisao's death]].
* In ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar'', a rookie griffon soldier named Slip ''almost'' pulls a ScrewThisImOuttaHere, but he [[GenreSavvy seems to know what happens to deserters in war stories]], so he decides to keep fighting. Shortly after this sudden bout of courage, he's killed.
* There's a ''subversion'' of a defied trope in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': both times [[CardCarryingVillain Dr. Brainstorm]] refutes EnemyMine, he ends up playing it straight.
* Despite being played straight before, ''[[SimultaneousArcs Part 3 - Twilight]]'' of ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'' defies TalkingToHimself: [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney The Judge]] refuses to talk to {{AudioPlay/Doctor Whooves|AndAssistant}} as he's afraid [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall it might cause some sort of paradox if he does]].
* One of the ''FanFic/TheAwkwardAdventuresOfMeghanWhimblesby'', after she falls into ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', is when she bathes in a stream. In fear of OutdoorBathPeeping, Meghan takes a quick bath. She is out, dressed, and walking away from the stream, when Legolas arrives. Meghan mentions her bath, Legolas apologizes, but Meghan laughs. "You didn't get a free show or anything, so we're good."
* Rachel of ''FanFic/TheGamesOfTheGods'', who also fell into ''The Lord of the Rings'', defies SailorEarth. Rachel says no when Elrond tries to recruit Rachel into the Fellowship of the Ring. Rachel never becomes the Tenth Walker.
* In ''Fanfic/BoysDoTankary'', surprisingly enough, the GaryStu main characters defy CurbStompBattle by holding back when they could have almost instantly defeated Darjeeling's forces (who won against Miho in a practice game in canon), so that they could see what Miho and the others could do, and so that they wouldn't end up relying on the boys.
* ''FanFic/HomeWithTheFairies'' presents another way to defy OutdoorBathPeeping. The bandits want to watch as Maddie and the other prisoners bathe in a stream. They all refuse to bathe.
* ''Fanfic/NecessaryToWin''
** Kana defies TheReasonYouSuckSpeech against [[OriginalCharacter Ceylon]], the outgoing commander of St. Gloriana. Despite despising [[{{Jerkass}} Ceylon]], Kana simply tells Ceylon that since she'll be gone soon, she's not worth the speech, which has a similar effect.
** Hiroe defies YouHaveFailedMe, after [[spoiler:losing to Black Forest]].
-->'''Hiroe''': I've never scapegoated any of my teammates for my losses; I'm not about to start with ''my sister.''
** Maho defies AlwaysSaveTheGirl and PoisonousFriend. While she is determined to live up to her mother's expectations for being the Nishizumi heiress so that Miho will not have to, she also does not want to do anything that Miho would not approve of, feeling guilty when she unwittingly shoots an enemy tank that was on her way to rescue some of her teammates.
** Teru defies WellDoneSonGuy, saying that it's almost impossible to live your life solely for someone else's approval.
* In ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'', Suki defies SatelliteLoveInterest, worrying that the rest of the Gaang (to say nothing of the viewers) view her as nothing more than Sokka's girlfriend. This, combined with missing her TeamMom status among the Kyoshi Warriors, drives her to find her own role in the Gaang.
* ''FanFic/RWBYReckoning'' had a meta case: the author stated at the very beginning of the story that they know how people responded to [[SelfInsertFic self-insertion fanfics]], [[MarySue and]] [[BlackHoleSue their]] [[RelationshipSue related]] [[GodModeSue problems]], and that he would take steps to avoid going down that road.
* [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash's Butterfree]] in a sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' defies [[spoiler: MurderTheHypotenuse, when he finds out that the Pink Butterfree found herself another mate. He has a moment alone with his "rival", where he could easily kill him and say that a Fearow did it, [[WhatYouAreInTheDark but ultimately can't bring himself to do it,]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and decides to let his mate be happy with him]].]]

[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', superhero costume designer Edna Mode doesn't incorporate [[SuperheroesWearCapes capes]] into the costumes she designs, and lists several CapeSnag incidents why. This turns out to be a ChekhovsGun with a villain. This has long been addressed in actual comics (for one, capes are easily detachable), and the ''real'' reason for "no capes" is that the animators didn't want to deal with [[NoFlowInCGI cape physics and animation]] over the course of a film.
* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the Genie refuses to revive the dead, in defiance of CameBackWrong.
* In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', [[{{Snowlems}} Olaf]] longs to one day experience summer, setting himself up for a DeathByIrony. [[spoiler:When [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] stops the EndlessWinter she created, she gives Olaf his own snow cloud so he wouldn't melt in the heat.]]
* At the end of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Ralph [[spoiler:is about to make a HeroicSacrifice to save Vanellope, but she drives her kart to catch him just after he set off ChekhovsVolcano, but before he would be killed by it]].

[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery''. Dr Evil has captured Austin and wants to place him in "an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death" (Dr. Evil's words), and [[StatingTheSimpleSolution his son Scott wonders]] [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim why they can't just shoot him]]. Despite Scott's best efforts, Dr Evil's ContractualGenreBlindness prevails, and Austin predictably escapes from the [[SharkPool pool of mutated sea bass]] that he's suspended over.
* In ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', Serendipity tries to goad Azrael into [[JustBetweenYouAndMe explaining his evil scheme to them]], but he says, "Oh, no you don't: I've seen enough ''Film/JamesBond'' movies to know that you never reveal all the details of your plan, no matter ''how'' close you think you are to winning."
* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', [[RedShirt Guy]] is, in essence, a DefiedTrope in character form.
--> '''Guy''': Did you ever ''watch'' the show?
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
** At the end of ''Film/IronMan1'', Tony mocks all the typical angst-riddled consequences he can expect to face because of his SecretIdentity, only to declare that he's Iron Man at a press conference.
** During the ColdOpen of ''Film/AntMan'', Tony's father Howard defies CreateYourOwnVillain ''and'' ResignationsNotAccepted by flat-out refusing to detain Hank Pym after the latter quits SHIELD and takes his shrinking tech with him.
---> '''Howard''': You really wanna find out what it's like when you can't see him coming? I've known Hank Pym for a long time, he's no security risk. Not unless we make him one.
* Prince Herbert from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' tries repeatedly to break out into an IWantSong, but his attempts are constantly foiled (complete with LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand) by his father.
* The ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' films are supposedly loaded with this, yet most HorrorTropes in them are usually played straight or [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
** One genuine instance is when the second of the two killers is apparently dead at the end of [[Film/{{Scream 1996}} the first film]]. Randy Meeks says this is the moment when the killer comes back to life for one last scare. The killer promptly does, but Sidney, without flinching, puts a bullet in his head: "Not in my movie."
** Also used in [[Film/{{Scream 2}} the second film]]. A black man leaves town when the bodies start piling up, because he knows "[[BlackDudeDiesFirst how long brothers last in these movies]]". He lives.
* In ''Film/UnfaithfullyYours'', Daphne asks her sister [[PrettyInMink what fur she will be wearing]] to avoid DressesTheSame.
* In ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', Tony is ordered to cross the MoralEventHorizon by killing a mother and her children along with an informant to save his own ass but instead he rants about how he doesn't need the guilt in his life and instead prevents the murder from happening, dooming himself in the process.
* Creator/JasonFlemyng pointed out in an interview for ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' that he tried to avoid the cliché shot of the villain looking over the shoulder at their tail, as it always looks like the villain has ''just'' realised they had a tail for the first time.
* In the original ''Film/ScaryMovie'', the black reporters defy BlackDudeDiesFirst with this gem:
-->'''Black Reporter: ''' Reporting live for Black TV. White folks are dead, we're getting the fuck out of here!
* In ''Film/{{Evolution}}'', Harry is asked to grab a small alien monster, and he refuses based on BlackDudeDiesFirst. [[spoiler:And he lives through the film.]]
* In ''Film/AllIWantForChristmas'' Hallie goes to see a MallSanta, and she sees a car passing close by the sidewalk about to cause a RoadsideWave. She quickly steps back, keeping her winter coat and [[PrettyInMink fur muff]] pristine, while the people in front get splashed with wet snow.
* In ''Film/BladeRunner'', Rick Deckard attempts to back out of his OneLastJob, only for [[DaChief Byrant]] to give him a firm "[[ButThouMust No choice pal]]."

* Done in ''Literature/ItsKindOfAFunnyStory'', where the main character Craig refuses the possibility of heroin, because "If I were doing heroin, then I'd be a depressed teenager ''on heroin''. I didn't need to be that cliché."
* In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', once a series of murders begin happening at an opera house, the first thing they do is put extra guards on the [[FallingChandelierOfDoom giant chandelier]], to keep it from being dropped on anybody.
* ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'' plays with, but ultimately defies the DealWithTheDevil trope. Screwtape explains that it's fallen out of favor ever since Hell made the strategic switch from promoting Satanism to promoting atheism, which is seen as a safer bet.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''Literature/GreyKnights'' notes that the Inquisition defies NeverFoundTheBody in the case of Ghargatuloth; they sent the Grey Knight expedition down to Khorion IX instead of simply [[EarthShatteringKaboom calling Exterminatus on it]] because they needed eyes on the ground to see him die.
* The short story [[http://podcastle.org/2010/01/26/podcastle-88-another-end-of-the-empire/ Another End Of The Empire]] by Tim Pratt features the EvilOverlord Mogrash who is told the following prophecy:
-->"A child dwells in the village of Misery Chin, in the mountain provinces to the east. If allowed to grow to manhood, he will take over your empire, overthrow your ways and means, and send you from the halls of your palace forever."
** Rather than raze the village to the ground as his ancestors would have done, which he realised would have only fulfilled the prophecy as the boy would inevitably escape the slaughter somehow and take his revenge, Mogrash tries to avert the prophecy by being nice, instituting reforms, and raising the boys who could be threats as his own sons. [[SelfFulfillingProphecy In the end the prophecy is fulfilled, one of the boys becomes his heir, his empire is changed irrevocably and he decides to leave his palace]].
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel, Atrus comes across one of the infamous D'ni puzzle-locks and tries to decipher it in the standard Myst OnlySmartPeopleMayPass fashion. His father Gehn picks up a blunt instrument and smashes it open.
* CassandraTruth is defied in ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' by Professor Kirke. When Peter and Susan tell him they think Lucy is lying about discovering a portal to Narnia in the old wardrobe, the professor suspects she's actually telling the truth (after all, [[Literature/TheMagiciansNephew he knows quite a lot about Narnia]]) and convinces them to trust her.
* The premise of ''Literature/HowToSurviveAHorrorMovie'' is that it's teaching ''you'' how to Defy HorrorTropes.

[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* Mixing this up a bit with MemeticBadass, there's an LJ icon with [[FanNickname Spy Daddy]] from ''Series/{{Alias}}'' that reads, "I am five steps ahead of you. I kill you in step four."
* In the first episode of Season 5, ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' stabs Dracula again when he tries to resurrect, and then reminds him she's still there when he tries again.
** Then in the last episode of Season 5, Giles tries to invoke TheNeedsOfTheMany in making the case that it may come to a point where killing Buffy's not-really-sister Dawn is the only way to save the world (failure of which would lead to Dawn's death regardless, as well as everyone else's). Buffy defies the trope, forcing its aversion, by threatening that she would kill anyone who attempted to kill Dawn.
** Much earlier, in Season 3, Faith expects Willow to try to appeal to her better nature and get her to pull a HeelFaceTurn, clearly intending to pull a RedemptionRejection. She's taken aback when Willow instead gives her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, telling her point-blank that it's too late for her and she's now nothing but "a big, selfish, worthless waste."
* ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'' defies WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut. Matt brings up to [[TheMedic Claire]] when asking for help in patching up Vladimir's bullet wound. [[RealityEnsues Claire tells him this is what he should do if he wants to kill the guy.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Utopia":
--> '''The Master''': Now then, Doctor! Ooh! New voice! ... Anyway, why don't we stop and have a nice little chat where I tell you all my plans and you can work out a way to stop me -- [[{{NOT}} I]] ''[[{{NOT}} don't]]'' [[{{NOT}} think]]!
* ''Series/HannahMontana'': Miley is GenreSavvy enough to [[BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults check for feet under the stalls]] before talking about her SecretIdentity with Lilly in the ladies' room.
* ''{{Series/Firefly}}''
** After being defeated, TheDragon declares WeWillMeetAgain. Mal promptly kicks him [[TurbineBlender into an engine intake.]]
** When Mal and Wash are captured by Niska, Zoe goes to rescue them, but Niska is in the mood for a SadisticChoice. Which is promptly short-circuited when Zoe, before Niska can even finish his offer, immediately chooses Wash.
** When Mal fought Niska's new Dragon, Zoe tells the crew to stand back because ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself. [[CombatPragmatist Mal]], who's very badly injured and exhausted (and even died during torture at one point), knowing what poor shape he's in and how much he's struggling, immediately yells that it really isn't, allowing the gang to open fire on his opponent, taking him down and saving Mal's life.
** When Mal and Zoe are being held for questioning by local authorities, Jayne makes a [[AppealToForce bid for power]], knowing the rest of the gang don't really have the ability to control him without Mal and Zoe there. However, prior to his take-over bid, he was ranting about leaving those idiots behind instead of rescuing them while Simon was patching up his injuries. Guessing that Jayne was serious about taking over, that no-one would be able to control him and that he wouldn't want to rescue Mal and Zoe, Simon pre-empts Jayne's AppealToForce moment by secretly injecting him with a general anaesthetic instead of a painkiller. When Jayne attempts to take control of ship, he keels over unconscious instead. The rest of the crew (including Mal and Zoe when they learn what happened) are immensely relieved by Simon's foresight.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': In the MythArc episode "Tunguska", Mulder travels to Russia and takes Russian American Alex Krycek with him, defying LanguageBarrier. Never mind that Krycek is his nemesis and ChewToy (especially in this episode). He's a former FBI agent who collaborated with [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness the shady secret government organization]], but his language skills proved quite useful. He later ratted Mulder out since Krycek had connections to ''every'' shady organization on the show.
* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': When David proposes to Geraldine she ultimately decides to turn him down, saying just because they're the [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane People]] in the village doesn't mean [[BirdsOfAFeather they should get married.]]
* In ''Series/ADifferentWorld'', Whitley loved wearing furs, and when some tried to turn it from PrettyInMink to FurAndLoathing, she would just throw it back at them, pointing out that many of their complaints were invalid or hypocritical (although once in a while it didn't work).
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** On the season 1 finale, BigBad cyborg [[spoiler:John Garrett]] gets rebuilt and seems prepared for a season 2 comeback, when Phil Coulson promptly shoots him with a BFG.
** In season 3, when Andrew fears he's about to [[spoiler:become Lash permanently]], he surrenders himself to S.H.I.E.L.D., defying NeverGotToSayGoodbye. Coulson joins in, urging May (who was, in turn, trying to defy a HopeSpot) to talk to him.
* Della Street from ''Series/PerryMason'' had refused a number of marriage proposals by Perry, being aware that DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest will likely follow.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Creator/WaltDisney built [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]] with the intent of avoiding the GoneHorriblyRight scenario Disneyland fell victim to: his company purchased large tracts of cheap land in a quiet but economically viable part of Florida, keeping the project a secret to avoid a burst of land speculation. This was ultimately successful: they acquired enough space for four different theme parks, two water parks, and numerous other attractions.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' has one of the guys who write the the saferoom graffiti proclaim that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters "WE ARE THE REAL MONSTERS"]]. The guy ''underneath'' him says "No, that's the zombies".
* ''VideoGame/EvilDeadHailToTheKing'' was a straight up Resident Evil clone with an Evil Dead look, including the puzzles (though, thankfully, most were much less obtuse and nonsensical than RE). However, in the latter part of the game, Ash, in a cutscene, reads the plaque on a door. After noting the overly complicated puzzle mechanism required to open it, and [[CuttingTheKnot just shoots the door open with his boomstick]] in the game's CrowningMomentOfFunny.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters'', you can prevent [[RespawningEnemies soviet reinforcements]] from coming in by blowing up the bridges their armored transport cars cross, and blowing up the helipads supplying assault and transport helicopters.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' presents this in the guise of one of the final TakeAThirdOption choices. A player actively seeking to achieve some sort of compromise between two factions is rewarded with a rather large "boom".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', the FinalBoss defies BossArenaIdiocy by studying the recordings of how you defeated the previous boss and deliberately setting up the arena to avoid those same mistakes. The trope is then [[ZigZaggedTrope zig zagged]] by having the boss make a new set of glaringly obvious mistakes.
-->'''[[spoiler:Wheatley]]:''' "I took the liberty of watching the tapes of you killing her, and I am not going to make the same mistakes. Four-part plan is this: One, no portal surfaces. Two, start the [[DeadlyGas neurotoxin]] immediately. Three, bomb-proof shields for me, leading directly into number four: bombs, for throwing at you. You know what, this plan is so [[TemptingFate good]] that I'm going to give you a sporting chance and turn off the neurotoxin. I'm joking, of course. Goodbye."
** And taken further at the end: [[spoiler:"PART FIVE! [[BoobyTrap BOOBY TRAP]] THE STALEMATE BUTTON!"]]
** [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Wheatley, he failed to defy the final CrowningMomentOfAwesome trope: Chell opening a portal right under him, with the other side on the surface of the moon.]]
* [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] defies a SadisticChoice in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Xaldin kidnaps her and takes the rose that can lift Beast's curse, [[SadisticChoice forcing Beast to choose which he'll give back]]. Although Beast chooses for Belle to be safe, she elbows Xaldin, saving herself and the rose.
* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', the player can ask [[BigBad Irenicus]] to [[JustBetweenYouAndMe explain his plans and motivations]]. He flatly replies, "No, you warrant no villain's exposition from me."
* ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames Link: The Faces of Evil]]'' and MotivationalKiss: "How about a kiss, for luck?" "You've ''got'' to be kidding me."
* ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' often defies the TakeCover trope, especially on higher difficulty levels: explosives can destroy most cover. Bunch of aliens/troopers cluttered behind cover? Throw a grenade at them and have your buddies shoot them. Then, the [[MiniMecha MEC Trooper]] has an ability specifically designed to destroy cover.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', there is a scene in which Ike is given a choice to either play RousingSpeech straight or defy it (it doesn't affect the game at all outside the scene). If you choose to defy it, Mist is annoyed by how boring it is, but Ike says he's perfectly happy being boring.
* Edge Master from the ''Videogame/SoulSeries'' defies the practice of [[NamedWeapons naming weapons]]. His philosophy is that it is the soul that makes the warrior, not the weapon. A weapon is a tool, nothing more.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* A rare example of a [[DoubleSubversion double-defiance]]: [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2268.html this]] ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' strip.
* The DM of ''Webcomic/DMOfTheRings'' will not tolerate OffTheRails when he can help it. Only twice do the players pull it off.
* ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' does this with an old classic:
-->'''Rayne:''' [[CutHimselfShaving I fell down some stairs.]]\\
'''Noel:''' No he didn't. I beat the shit out of him with a smile on my face.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Dark lord Tarquin is so GenreSavvy that he hands out ''guidelines'' on defying tropes to his guards. [[spoiler: They work.]]
** CoolOldGuy Julio Scoundrel defies MentorOccupationalHazard.
--->'''Elan:''' Will I ever see you again?\\
'''Julio Scoundrél:''' Well, as an older mentor figure, the most likely scenario is that I'd return only to be randomly killed by an enemy of yours so that you can cradle my dying body while swearing revenge -- so don't take it personally if I say I sincerely hope we never cross paths again.
** Much later, [[spoiler: Elan does end up seeing Julio again, when he desperately needs something that can blindside his very GenreSavvy father. Moreover, he convinces Julio to come specifically for the privilege of defying the trope ''in person.'']]
* Webcomic/AxeCop advises the families of crime fighters to hide in the bushes outside their house with guns every night to avert AndYourLittleDogToo.
* In ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'', Adriana's PlayerCharacter is so MinMaxed out that she can cause the apocalypse if certain conditions are met. The GameMaster avoids those conditions by banning one of them from the campaign (specifically [[NoodleImplements gummi worms]]).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The point of the EvilOverlordList.
* In [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] "Extreme Super Christmas Special #1" review, the ghosts from Literature/AChristmasCarol show up. Linkara flatly tells them that he does not want to make a YetAnotherChristmasCarol nor does he need to (he already loves Christmas ''and'' comic books), and tells them to promptly GTFO.
** And in the Nostalgia Critic's review of ''Film/BabesInToyland'', the Ghost Of Christmas Future tries to do this with him, but the Critic defies it as well. The Ghost gets his revenge by making him review TheGrinch next week.
* In [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony's]] review of the ''Wing Commander'' movie, he takes one look at the cover (showing Matthew Lillard and Freddie Prinze Jr.) and shrieks in terror. He explains thusly: "You know that thing, [[CoversAlwaysLie you can't trust a book by its cover?]] Well fuck you! That's books, not movies!"
* Literature/{{Worm}} gives [[SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains quite]] [[BondVillainStupidity a]] [[ThereAreNoTherapists few]] [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes examples]] but notably [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds inv]][[RoaringRampageOfRevenge okes]] Carrie and then defies that route in the very first chapter.
* When [[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]] learns that [[Film/StreetFighterTheLegendOfChunLi M. Bison's plan]] amounts to an "evil property development scheme", he interrupts the [[Film/StreetFighter OF COURSE!]] saying it doesn't deserve that [[RunningGag joke]].
** The Nostalgia Critic had attempted to defy (via aversion) that same RunningGag in one of his reviews (the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog). It didn't work; the RunningGag forced itself into the review despite the Critic's attempts to stop it.
* [[http://thatfellowinthecoat.com/somejerkcaptaineo.php Part two of this video]] on ''WebVideo/MrCoatAndFriends'' defied PreviouslyOn, noting that [[WhereDoYouThinkYouAre it was on the internet]], and we could just watch part one.
* The hentai flash site Zone Archive had apparently been pestered to make a something related to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. So they did...however not what you would expect. After bringing up a shot of Pinkie Pie in Naughty Tentacles, selecting pretty much any of the animation options [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=turycXIxRiw causes this to happen.]] It speaks for itself.
* [[PluckyGirl Rebecca Stone]] and [[AngryBlackMan Tacoma Narrows]] in WebVideo/DemoReel refuse to be the MsFanservice and EthnicScrappy in their ShowWithinAShow, and it only takes a couple of threats to quit and {{dope slap}}s before their wishes are more than respected.
* ''WebVideo/MovieFights'' host, Andy Signore, is aware that he tend say [[CatchPhrase "This is tough"]] before making a call for the debate rounds, and would try not to say it whenever possible. He would sometimes lampshade this.
-->'''Andy:''' No, I will not say, "This is tough,"

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* At the end of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', he's forced to [[EnemyMine work with Quacker Jack]], one of the regular villains, to stop a greater villain. When the greater villain is stopped, Quacker Jack asks if this is where they [[ThePowerOfLove show the greater villain love and kindness, and he vows to mend his evil ways]]. Neither Quacker Jack, nor Darkwing think so. They just beat him down further.
* The ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' episode "Hyper Psy-Crow" almost ends with a "HereWeGoAgain" ending (actually called that) after a ResetButton of the episode's events. Jim won't stand for it, and just [[DropTheCow drops a cow]] on Psy-Crow before he can enact his scheme again.
* Asami Sato from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' defies ClingyJealousGirl and GreenEyedMonster, as she ''never'' clings to her boyfriend Mako to spite Korra, and [[spoiler: when she finds out about the kiss incident between Korra and Mako]], she mostly keeps her feelings to herself. Until it's time for her to confront ''Mako'' on it, and as she does so she makes a point of ''not hating Korra herself''.
** She also defies [[spoiler: DaddysLittleVillain. To the point that when her evil father Hiroshi [[WeCanRuleTogether offered her]] a [[StaticStunGun shock glove]], she took it...and [[CombatPragmatist used it on him]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In "The Best Night Ever", the ponies are running away from the chaos they've caused at the Grand Galloping Gala and Rarity drops her glass slipper. Pinkie Pie lampshades the trope of TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper and Rarity, who has no interest in meeting [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] ever again, screams and crushes the slipper into shards.
** In "Just for Sidekicks", Spike, the pets of the Mane Six and the Cutie Mark Crusaders have to hide from the Mane Six when they step into their train car. Spike's GrowlingGut threatens to expose them, setting up the trope of LaserGuidedKarma for Spike, but Angel defies it by retrieving his last gem which he uses to quiet his stomach.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Attempted, but failed in "Butt Out". Kyle wants to just confess what they did to avoid the usual antics, and it doesn't work, instead turning into an IAmSpartacus moment.
** Done successfully in "Krazy Kripples". The main characters agree that they don't want to have any part in the episode's plot. They actually don't (letting secondary characters run the episode), and agree at the end that they're glad that they didn't get involved.
** In "Woodland Critter Christmas", Stan tries to defy a GilliganCut by [[InteractiveNarrator arguing with the narrator]]. He fails.
* Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' is aware of the BadPowersBadPeople trope, and despite the fact that [[spoiler: her powers come from her demon father]], she does her best to be a good gal. [[spoiler:Jinx eventually does the same]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' finale, [[ArchEnemy Vilgax]] defies the DemotedToDragon trope by faking submission to Diagon, taking advantage on him to get rid of the third member of the BigBadEnsemble and then [[{{OutGambitted}} out-gambit]] his "master" by consuming him, thus remaining the final villain.