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09:19:23 AM Apr 20th 2017
I think this trope deserves a massive cleanup. People just keep adding examples, even in realistic, grounded works that have no intention of subverting the preconceived notions of viewers.
11:41:13 AM Apr 20th 2017
Are those examples more realistic than what has happened before on "realistic, grounded works"? Even something like "Game Of Thrones" has the dragons and the White Walkers and the giant wolves and the like... and so many backstabbers that it's hard to believe that they wouldn't have applauded something like the Red Wedding or having one of them get a scene where they go "sheesh, I sure wish I had been the one to do it first" (even in someplace very, very private)... but the reaction to the Wedding is everybody, and that is everybody being appalled.

This is, of course, an example. But the thing is, I don't think the cleanup is needed.
12:35:49 PM Oct 5th 2015
Would Some wrestler finally had it with the association he works with ditches them be considered a real life example? Or would this fit as a Pro Wrestling one?
07:51:36 PM Sep 12th 2012
Why are there no Real Life examples allowed but there are real life examples of tropes like Every Car Is a Pinto? That makes absolutely no sense.
12:47:30 AM Sep 13th 2012
Because nobody mentioned that in the RL cleanup thread.
05:35:22 PM Aug 30th 2016
I was about to present a question of this sort, from the opposite direction: No real life examples. Of a trope about reality well, ensuing in fiction. On the one hand, it's kinda absurd that such a meta concept would even NEED to be designated as a NRLEP trope.

On the other hand, "no real life instances of reality ensuring" is an equally amusing concept to see occur.
04:53:02 AM Aug 18th 2012
I find the picture from Dr. McNinja to be amusingly ironic. The page is Reality Ensues, and it shows a panel with a bunch of bullets missing someone, followed by a panel of him falling to the ground dead as though they had hit.
11:28:28 AM Jul 28th 2012
I don't know about the No Real Life Examples. I'd think it would be appropriate if someone went to do something, expecting a special result, and failed.
10:20:17 AM Jan 6th 2012
I was the one who added the first example under Web Original (I spork those sorts of stories for an LJ community.) Do I really need to add a link?
01:42:25 PM Jan 6th 2012
edited by CrypticMirror
A link is always beneficial with web-works. At the very least we'll need a name of the work (and screen-name of author) otherwise how do we know it is an actual work instead of something that would be better on the Darth Wiki and Unpublished Works? It may not have to be notable, but it does have to be verifiable.
05:43:10 PM Jan 8th 2012
edited by Jonn
Here you go. Very MATURE CONTENT warning, but probably not NSFW, unless one habitually browses the Internet from work in large-text mode, or on the office projector.

I certainly don't hope this comes back to bite me when I'm looking for a job. Of course, anyone who happens across my TV Tropes history is either going to avoid it because they're familiar with the site, or more likely get sucked in and forget why they came, long before they see this post. :)
05:15:20 PM Jun 2nd 2011
edited by RTanker
Cut this:
* A Game of Thrones transitions into this suddenly with the successful execution of Ned Stark. That is, if it hadn't done that with Littlefinger paying off the guards for Cersei prior.
Because these moments were not more realistic. There would have been nothing unrealistic about sparing Eddard; incidentally, it would have been to their political advantage. Likewise, it would not have been more realistic for Littlefinger to bribe the guards for Ned. Reality Ensues would be the total collapse of civilization the first time there's a decade-long winter.
01:49:39 PM Apr 23rd 2011
What's the Alt Text for that Dr. McNinja image? I go to the site, but I get nothing.
12:35:17 PM Feb 16th 2011
From the lead: "No Real Life examples, please. Well, obviously..." Why wouldn't the winners and at-risk survivors of Darwin Award be an example?
05:09:18 PM Sep 6th 2011
Too dumb to live and Reality is unrealistic should be enough.
07:51:58 PM May 16th 2010
On the Subject of Batman Vs. Wonder Woman

"she has a Kryptonite Factor: bullets. but it's the one thing that batman can't use."

Can't Wonder Woman parry bullets with her bracelets? Is this a good example?

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