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You think these Ojou Ringlets are extreme, you should see the curling irons!
When the writers decide to play with a trope
by raising the results to the extreme.
Since Tropes Are Flexible
, 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 The Same But More
warns that higher degrees of tropes
alone are not new tropes. Those are simply Playing with a Trope
This is usually done for parody
, but there can be other reasons to do this.
, Serial Escalation
, Up to Eleven
, Refuge in Audacity
, Logical Extreme
Contrast Downplayed Trope
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Live Action TV
- iCarly does this with Comedic Sociopathy.
- A Too Dumb to Live drug dealer in the Castle episode "Sucker Punch" has an exaggerated version of Cut Himself Shaving inflicted on him. His injuries are very obviously the result of being beaten half to death by the local 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.
- Warhammer 40000: In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only GRIMDARKness turned up to 40,000!
- Pretty much every other trope that it uses: Hyper Space Is A Scary Place (it is hell, quite literally), Warrior Monk, Super Soldier, Church Militant (those last three all relate to each other), BFG, BFS (often combined with Chainsaw Good), Cool Tank, Tank Goodness, We Have Reserves (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), Kill It with Fire, and Black and Grey Morality (turned into Black and Black Morality frequently) are some of the most obviously exaggerated ones.
- Exalted exaggerates... well.. 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.
- Disgaea does this with Character Levels, including going literally Over Nine Thousand.
- Fate/stay night does this with Earn Your Happy Ending. Shirou goes through hell, literally at one point, to get to the true ending of Heaven's Feel.
- Megaman Battle Network = Everything Is Online. No, everything. That doghouse out front, too. And the squirrel statue.
- Ōkami does this with Friend to All Living Things, cranking up Amaterasu's animal magnetism far beyond "fuzzy woodland creatures love her" to reach "flowers literally bloom wherever she walks."
- Olympus Mons is pretty much the main idea with the Mega Ten games.
- As shown above, the hairstyle of Rival Schools' Yurika Kirishima takes Ojou Ringlets to a ridiculous level.
- Touhou Soccer demonstrates this with Absurdly Sharp Blade by having Youmu cut the moon in half with her katana.
- In Dragon Age II, the silly dialogue got this treatment.
- The Binding of Isaac does this with Disc One Final Boss, True Final Boss, Disc One Final Dungeon, and Very Definitely Final Dungeon. In your first playthrough, the Depths 2 is the final dungeon and Mom is the final boss. In your next nine playthroughs, the Womb 2 is the final dungeon and Mom's Heart is the final boss, demoting the Depths 2 and Mom to Disc One Final Dungeon/Boss. For all those playing before the Halloween update, after the tenth playthrough, Mom's Heart would get replaced with True Final Boss It Lives, making Mom's Heart effectively a Disc Two Final Boss, though you never get to fight it again and It Lives is just an upgraded Mom's Heart. After the Halloween Update, a new floor, Sheol, is in the game as the new Very Definitely Final Dungeon, with Satan as the new True Final Boss, making The Womb 2 a Disc 2 Final Dungeon and It Lives the Disc Three Final Boss. And finally, with the Wrath of the Lamb expansion, an alternate True Final Boss to Satan - Isaac himself - is introduced... and if you defeat him while holding the Polaroid trinket, you move on to fight "???"/The Blue Baby. That's a total of five bosses that get demoted from Final Boss.
- Ginormo Sword. Take a guess.
- The X-Encyclopedia makes mention of several Planet Spaceship built by Kardashev-abusing Sufficiently Advanced Aliens that are each the size of an entire solar system.
- 8-Bit Theater does this with Tempting Fate. "Everything is good and it will be that way forever!"
- In Homestuck, Dave Strider has to do this with Breakable Weapons. Due to how 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 Genre Savvy. When he manifests himself at last, rather than killing any of the players, he goes after the author.
- Homestuck does a Planet Of The Apes-homage Earth All Along 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.
- A lot of the Disney Princess artwork really loves to crank up Everything's Better with Sparkles.
- The Hilariously Abusive Childhood of Doctor Doofenshmirtz's Multiple Choice Past from Phineas and Ferb: "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 Homemade Inventions - 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 It Was Here I Swear: 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 Adventure Time with Affectionate Pickpocket: When Finn and Jake assume they converted 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!