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[[caption-width-right:164:[-You think these OjouRinglets are extreme, you should see the curling irons!-] ]]

->It's like they knew that [[ItsBeenDone we had seen this movie before]], and we [[GenreSavvy knew the curves they were gonna throw at us]], but they made the curves just a little bit sharper than usual.
-->- ''[[WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist The Distressed Watcher]],'' on ''TheHangover,'' from his [[http://theamazingatheist.mirocommunity.org/video/251/top-ten-movies-of-2009 2009 Top 10 movies list.]]

When the writers decide to [[PlayingWithATrope play with a trope]] by raising the results to the extreme.

Since Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible, they can be taken to various degrees. This is about taking them to degrees much higher than typical, often to ridiculous extremes.

In short, this is why Administrivia/TheSameButMore warns that higher degrees of {{trope}}s alone are not new tropes. Those are simply PlayingWithATrope.

This is usually done for [[ParodiedTrope parody]], but there can be other reasons to do this.

Compare {{Troperiffic}}, SerialEscalation, UpToEleven, RefugeInAudacity, LogicalExtreme.

Contrast DownplayedTrope.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]
* Speaking of PowerLevels, ''Manga/DragonBall'' would occasionally switch to a new system of power measurement, likely to avert doing this.
* ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'', ''Anime/GunBuster'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' do this with HumongousMecha, featuring impossibly powerful and unbelievably massive giant robots.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' exaggerates quite a bunch of {{trope}}s, such as SchoolFestival and {{BFS}}.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' does this to SelfMadeOrphan and arguably CompleteMonster; growing up, [[BigBad Johan Liebert]] killed at least ''five'' sets of foster parents.
* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' exaggerates SchoolgirlLesbians.
* ''Anime/QueensBlade'' exaggerates {{fanservice}}.
** Same goes to ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', to the point where some readers ''complained''.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' exaggerates social commentary by making the eponymous teacher prone to [[SuicideAsComedy committing suicide]] over ''everything that is not right about society''.
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' takes HumansAreBastards to stupidly unrealistic levels in an attempt to make the Diclonius and ''specially'' Lucy into poor little victims. [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy To the point that, by the end, many viewers simply don't care anymore]]
* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' exaggerates PlotArmor Variant of MadeOfIron
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' exaggerates the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil. With people getting expelled or even ''executed'' for the tinest of infractions, their capabilities of annexing other schools, and even having a student's status at school ''affect their quality of life in the city surrounding it'', [[AcademyofAdventure Honnouji Academy]] can be likened to a totalitarian regime.
* In ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'', the exaggeration of GoryDiscretionShot in the scene where [[spoiler: Mikage-in-Aki's body [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures]] Tooya via repeteadly gunning him down and taking advantage of his HealingFactor that won't let him die]] was [[OverlyLongGag so over the top]] that the scene itself [[{{Narm}} was... funnier than it was probably intended.]]
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* DCComics Doomsday exaggerates DumbMuscle
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* the whole [[http://www.shacknews.com/article/76656/doom-mod-pokes-fun-at-call-of-duty Call of Dooty]] Doom Mod are TakeThat against CallOfDuty series
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'':
** The FryingPanOfDoom is exaggerated to the extent that at the end of the movie, frying pans are made the official weapon of the town guards.
** The movie also exaggerates LightIsGood. As quoted from the trope example: "Rapunzel, a gentle, caring girl who is a FriendToAllLivingThings, loves daylight (as well as starlight) and [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold has golden hair]] because her mother ingested a flower that had grown from a drop of ''liquid sunlight''."
* ''Film/StarshipTroopers'': Any tropes about [[UpToEleven war, army, etc...]]
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'': {{Going Native}}. The protagonist [[UpToEleven physically]] becomes one of the People.
* [[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime movies]] exaggerate pretty much every trope that makes men look bad.
** Lifetime movies about eating disorders tend to exaggerate the effects. ''Starving in Suburbia'' actually has the main girl manifesting her eating disorder into an imaginary friend who she converses with and in one scene the mother inspects the smell coming from her daughter's closet and finds she had been stuffing food in her pockets and it was left there so long it went rancid.
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[[folder: Literature ]]
* The ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' is much, ''much'' BiggerOnTheInside.
* Lots of characters suffer from ParentalAbandonment, but on the Literature/{{Discworld}}, Rincewind's mother "ran away before he was born." This is never explained, because it is ''unexplainable''.
** Also from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', in which [[spoiler:[[FlockOfWolves every single enlisted soldier]] in the squad is a SweetPollyOliver]], even [[spoiler: the legendary sergeant who leads them]] ''and'' [[spoiler: the Borogravian High Command.]]
* Dulcinea del Toboso is a ShadowArchetype that Literature/DonQuixote imagined from a peasant girl called Aldonza Lorenzo. She represents for him all that is lovable about a woman without any of the defects of a real person, emboding the SatelliteLoveInterest. (Nobody is more shallow than a shadow).
* Creator/HPLovecraft does this with PunyEarthlings trope
* The Planet's Revenge in JudasUnchained is this for WeatherOfWar
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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''ICarly'' does this with ''ComedicSociopathy''.
* A TooDumbToLive drug dealer in the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Sucker Punch" has an exaggerated version of CutHimselfShaving inflicted on him. His injuries are very obviously the result of being beaten half to death by the local [[TheIrishMob Irish mob]] ("very obviously," as in Castle and Beckett ''literally walked in on the beating''), but he explains it has having fallen down the stairs. And his eye being swollen shut due to having hit a door on his way down. And his mangled hand as a result of getting it caught in a grate at the bottom.
--> '''Castle:''' Well. [[DeadPanSnarker Thanks for keeping it real.]]
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[[folder: Music ]]
* Tom Waits does this with the StarCrossedLovers {{trope}} in his song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRSL7K5y8cg "Fish And Bird"]]. This doesn't stop the song from being a legitimately sad tear-jerker.
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[[folder: Tabletop RPG ]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'': In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only {{GRIMDARK}}ness turned [[UpToEleven up to 40,000]]!
** Pretty much every other trope that it uses: HyperSpaceIsAScaryPlace (it is hell, quite literally), WarriorMonk, SuperSoldier, ChurchMilitant (those last three all relate to each other), BFG, BFS (often combined with ChainsawGood), CoolTank, TankGoodness, WeHaveReserves (to the point where the Chinese forces in the Korean War and the Red Army seem to be places where you have a decent chance of survival in comparison to the Imperial Guard), KillItWithFire, and BlackAndGreyMorality (turned into Black and Black Morality frequently) are some of the most obviously exaggerated ones.
* ''{{Exalted}}'' exaggerates... well... [[{{Troperrific}} as many tropes as it's (super-)humanly possible to put in a heroic fantasy]]. To not exaggerate the length of this page we suggest you to head on to its works page.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' does this with {{Character Level}}s, including going literally OverNineThousand.
* ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' = EverythingIsOnline. No, everything. That doghouse out front, too. And the squirrel statue.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' does this with FriendToAllLivingThings, cranking up Amaterasu's [[IncrediblyLamePun animal magnetism]] far beyond "fuzzy woodland creatures love her" to reach "[[FertileFeet flowers literally bloom wherever she walks]]."
* As shown above, the hairstyle of ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''' Yurika Kirishima takes OjouRinglets to a ridiculous level.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Soccer'' does this to most things that appear in it. For example, It's take on AbsurdlySharpBlade has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7UGHkBikpY Youmu cut the moon in half with her katana.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the [[DeadpanSnarker silly dialogue]] got this treatment.
* ''VideoGame/GinormoSword''. [[{{BFS}} Take a guess]].
* ''The VideoGame/{{X}}-Encyclopedia'' makes mention of several PlanetSpaceship built by [[JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit Kardashev-abusing]] {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s that are each the size of an entire solar system.
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' does this for any Rage and anger tropes, as well as super strength, and, later, HumongousMecha tropes similar to the aniem examples above in it's final DLC chapter.
* ''VideoGame/VivaPinata'' exaggerates AmazingTechnicolorWildlife.
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[[folder: Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' does this with EarnYourHappyEnding. Shirou goes through hell, [[spoiler: literally at one point,]] to get to the true ending of Heaven's Feel.
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[[folder: Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' does this with TemptingFate. "Everything is good and it will be that way forever!"
** It also does this with {{Brick Joke}}s. An off-hand comment in episode 7 turned out to be foreshadowing for an important plot point in episode 1221, ''[[WebcomicsLongRunners almost nine years later]]''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
** Dave Strider has to do this with BreakableWeapons. Due to how [[WeaponOfChoice Abstratii]] work, when one of his swords break in half, ALL of his swords break in half, and he's unable to equip any swords until they get broken as well.
** Also Lord English for GenreSavvy and When he manifests himself at last, rather than killing any of the players, [[NoFourthWall he goes after the author.]] He also exaggerates {{Jerkass}}. What kind of asshole kills the author of the story, and then kills people who are already dead?
** ''Homestuck'' does a Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes-homage EarthAllAlong reveal not by showing a ruined Statue of Liberty, but by showing that the surface of the planet is littered with ''thousands'' of shitty old Statues of Liberty.
* ''Webcomic/{{Square Root of Minus Garfield}}'' exaggerates DreamWithinADream in [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=493 Recursive Nightmare]] and [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1188 Y Combinator Garfield]], which enter an infinite dream loop.
* ''Webcomic/{{Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal}}'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=2012#comic exaggerates]] {{Deconstruction}}.
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* SCPFoundation:
** The recently added [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2000 SCP-2000]] exaggerates the ResetButton trope with an extremely long narrative, relentless TechnoBabble and a very convoluted process to actually hit the button.
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[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* A lot of the DisneyPrincess artwork really loves to crank up EverythingsBetterWithSparkles.
* The HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood of Doctor Doofenshmirtz's MultipleChoicePast from ''PhineasAndFerb'': "It all started when I was born. Neither of my parents showed up." He had to pretend to be a lawn gnome after theirs was repossessed, he had to wear dresses, he wasn't allowed to go swimming in public pools, his father preferred the dog and named it "Only Son" and he was abandoned and raised by ocelots.
** Then there's Phineas and Ferb's HomemadeInventions - they think nothing of building a mountain ski resort in their backyard, a rollercoaster that spans the city or two spacecraft and mission control with a free morning, and Candace's inevitable case of ItWasHereISwear: whatever it is, and however much of a mess it should leave behind, everything vanishes without trace by the time she tries to show their parents.
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' with AffectionatePickpocket: When Finn and Jake assume they converted [[StreetUrchin little orphan girl]]/thief Penny into living a new life, she gives Finn a thank you hug... then runs off after swiping all his clothes!
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "World Wide Recorder Concert" exaggerates PottyFailure. When the boys slip the {{brown no|te}}ise into the sheet music of rivals, it accidentally gets added to the sheet music for the entire concert, which is being broadcast worldwide...
-->'''Reporter''': Like the rest of the world, everyone here has crapped their pants. Some crapped themselves to death. And still others ...ruined perfectly good pairs of pants.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode "Kracked Krabs" exaggerates StealingFromTheHotel. Mr. Krabs and [=SpongeBob=] winded stealing the entire room. They even call it [[UnusualEuphemism "exaggerating".]]
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