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Playing With: Conspicuous CG
Basic Trope: CGI that looks off compared to 2D animation in a 2D show.
  • Straight: When Troperion Zero is summoned, the robot is entirely in CGI that stands out from the rest of the 2D world.
  • Exaggerated: Troperion Zero is a total Special Effects Failure compared to the rest of the 2d world.
  • Downplayed: Troperion Zero is cel-shaded, so it at least fits in somewhat.
  • Justified: The CG-like appearance is used by Eldritch Abominations to appear otherworldly, without shattering the minds of those that see them.
  • Inverted: Troperion Zero is 2d in an All-CGI Cartoon.
  • Subverted: Troperion Zero is a rotoscoped 3D animation, so it still fits in with the 2d world.
  • Double Subverted: ...most of the time. There are some sequences where it's obvious it's CG.
  • Parodied:
    • Troperion Zero is very obviously CG, and very bad CG, too.
    • Troperion Zero is depicted in ASCII art.
  • Zig-Zagged:
    • Sometimes Troperion Zero is CG, sometimes it isn't.
    • Some robots are bad CG, some are good CG.
  • Averted:
    • There is no CG. It's all 2D.
    • The show adds subtle touches to make sure that the CG isn't completely obvious.
  • Enforced:
    • "Put in some CG scenes to help build ratings". "Sir, our budget wasn't prepared for CG". "Do you want your paycheck or not?"
    • The show didn't have the budget or technology to make it match the rest of the world.
  • Lampshaded: "We can't repel CG that powerful!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The CG model is cel-shaded, moves with a low framerate, and generally looks very little like CG.
  • Discussed: "Oh great. The SFX budget was slashed again, wasn't it?
  • Conversed: "That CG is so fake! I could've done better".
  • Deconstructed: The show is panned for using bad CG, and is cancelled after one season.
  • Reconstructed: While the CG starts bad at first, eventually it steadily gets better.

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