A parody/satire and switch describes a shift in the story from being a parody/satire, to becoming a straight form of the subject of the parody/satire. The work may have begun humorously subverting tropes before playing them straight later on. This could have been intended from the beginning (which would make it a bait and switch) or it may have developed as the story continued.

This could be a result of the story being an {{Indecisive Parody}}, where the line between parody and notparody was not very clear from the start.

This can also naturally result in a MisaimedFandom as well as a {{Broken Base}}, due to fans having differing opinions on whether the shift was for the better. If the parody/satire initially served the purpose of making an intellectual point via critiquing and criticizing the subject of its parody/satire, the parody/satire shift can also result in a BrokenAesop.

Compare CerebusSyndrome.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* At first, ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' was a strictly humourous series that parodied (among other things) various tropes of superhero comics. Later on, it began to add serious elements to the story, becoming more like a straight superhero comic (with added humour) than a parody.
* The original ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' went from being a parody of Ninja mania to being a straight ScienceFiction example of it.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''{{Enchanted}}'' is this applied to {{Disney Princess}}es.
* ''HotFuzz'' is a great example, although it remains funny throughout.
* The film version of {{Film/Kick Ass}} is arguably this.
* ''BehindTheMaskTheRiseOfLeslieVernon''


[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' began as a parody of the Fantasy Kitchen Sink and fantasy in general, and then evolved into a whole universe with its own mythology. For example, in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', Rincewind meets a surprisingly-puny EldritchAbomination as part of a passing joke. One book later, the creatures of the [[EldritchLocation Dungeon]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dimensions]] are treated as a serious threat.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''MetalGearSolid2'', in a very {{Mind Screw}}y [[MGS2Ending way]].


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* ''NoNeedForBushido'' began as a spoof of action-adventure comics, but quickly morphed into a generally straight but very tongue-in-cheek example.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' starts off as a BlackComedy parodying [[TheMoralSubstitute religious cartoons]] such as ''WesternAnimation/DaveyAndGoliath''. Then CerebusSyndrome sets in, and the hypocrisy and awfulness of the characters ceases to be treated as a joke, causing the series to branch off in a completely separate direction.