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Subverted Innocence
Writers like to play with our perceptions and subvert our expectations, especially when it comes to the innocent. Things associated with purity, happiness, and joy are frequently warped and twisted into something more sinister, either for humour, drama, or horror. These are the tropes that make you sit back and think, "Well, thanks for ruining my idyllic childhood."

Contrast with Obviously Evil.

Tropes:


Index to the RescueDrama TropesA Birthday, Not a Break
Quirky GoodMore than Meets the EyeAffably Evil
Slasher MovieHorror TropesSurvival Horror
Rant ComedyComedy TropesAbhorrent Admirer

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