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* In ''Theater/AStreetCarNamedDesire'', Blanche is the classical antebellum south that's dying away, and Stanley is the new, more industrial south that's emerged since the then-recent end of World War 2. [[BlackAndBlackMorality Neither of them are exactly sympathetic.]]

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* In ''Theater/AStreetCarNamedDesire'', ''Theatre/AStreetCarNamedDesire'', Blanche is the classical antebellum south that's dying away, and Stanley is the new, more industrial south that's emerged since the then-recent end of World War 2. [[BlackAndBlackMorality Neither of them are exactly sympathetic.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:History [[caption-width-right:350:''[[Music/BlueOysterCult History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men.]]
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* {{Atlantis}} in the dialogues of Creator/{{Plato}}. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.

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* {{Atlantis}} in the dialogues of Creator/{{Plato}}.Creator/{{Plato}}, ''Timaeus'' and ''Critias''. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.


* Atlantis in the dialogues of Creator/{{Plato}}. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.

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* Atlantis {{Atlantis}} in the dialogues of Creator/{{Plato}}. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.


* Atlantis in the dialogues of UsefulNotes/{{Plato}}. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.

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* Atlantis in the dialogues of UsefulNotes/{{Plato}}.Creator/{{Plato}}. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.

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* Atlantis in the dialogues of UsefulNotes/{{Plato}}. Atlantis was an empire that embodied everything Plato saw as flaws that an ideal nation state should avoid. This is why despite all of Atlantis' power it still ultimately is unable to overcome Athens and sinks beneath the seas.


* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica -- This Character is UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica -- This Character is UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream (and often the Dream's disconnect from modern American politics and social trends).


* In Series/JessicaJones2015 [[CompellingVoice Killgrave]] is pretty much the personification of Rape Culture.

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* In Series/JessicaJones2015 [[CompellingVoice Killgrave]] is pretty much the personification of Rape Culture.Culture, Toxic Masculinity and Male Entitlement.



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[[caption-width-right:350:History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of men.]]



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* AudienceSurrogate - This Character is You

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* AudienceSurrogate - -- This Character is You



* AnthropomorphicPersonification - This Character is an Abstract Concept
* HomegrownHero - This Character is from the same country as you
* TheThreeFacesOfAdam - This Character is a phase of life that men go through
* TheThreeFacesOfEve - This Character is an aspect of femininity
* TheWarOnStraw - This Character is All Members of an Ideology the Author Disagrees with

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification - -- This Character is an Abstract Concept
* HomegrownHero - -- This Character is from the same country as you
* TheThreeFacesOfAdam - -- This Character is a phase of life that men go through
* TheThreeFacesOfEve - -- This Character is an aspect of femininity
* TheWarOnStraw - -- This Character is All Members of an Ideology the Author Disagrees with



* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica - This Character is the American Dream.
* Franchise/WonderWoman - This Character is Women's Strength & Courage (often associated with Feminism).
* Franchise/{{Superman}} - This Character is the pinnacle of humanity's ideals and faith in humanity.
* ComicBook/TheJoker - This Character is ChaoticEvil[=/=]Madness.

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* ComicBook/CaptainAmerica - -- This Character is the American Dream.
UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream.
* Franchise/WonderWoman - -- This Character is Women's Strength & Courage (often associated with Feminism).
UsefulNotes/{{Feminism}}).
* Franchise/{{Superman}} - -- This Character is the pinnacle of humanity's ideals and faith in humanity.
* ComicBook/TheJoker - -- This Character is ChaoticEvil[=/=]Madness.



* ''Film/GameOfDeath'': The characters in the pagoda are this in the original version. One could ask if they spend all of their lives in the pagoda waiting for some challenger, however, they represent the formalized system of martial arts that Bruce Lee wanted to prove wrong. They are all beaten with some ease, however Kareem-Abdul Jabbar has an unknown fighting style that represents the highest level of martial arts.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} himself started in ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' as an allegorical character representing the atomic bomb itself and the destruction it caused. His footsteps were even deliberately made to sound like explosions.

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* ''Film/GameOfDeath'': The characters in the pagoda are this in the original version. One could ask if they spend all of their lives in the pagoda waiting for some challenger, however, they represent the formalized system of martial arts that Bruce Lee Creator/BruceLee wanted to prove wrong. They are all beaten with some ease, however Kareem-Abdul Jabbar has an unknown fighting style that represents the highest level of martial arts.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} himself started in ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' as an allegorical character representing the atomic bomb itself UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and the destruction it caused. His flesh was designed to resemble the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keloid keloid scarring]] of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibakusha hibakusha]], and footsteps were even deliberately made to sound like explosions.


* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall,'' [[BigBad the Beast]] can be read as a representation for depression and/or suicide. When people either pass the DespairEventHorizon or are close to death, [[BalefulPolymorph he turns them into trees]], which he then [[YourSoulIsMine burns in his magic lantern]]. This makes more sense when you realize that the show borrows heavily from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy,'' where suicides are punished in Hell by turning into trees.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall,'' [[BigBad the Beast]] can be read as a representation for depression and/or suicide. When people either pass the DespairEventHorizon or are close to death, [[BalefulPolymorph [[{{Transflormation}} he turns them into trees]], which he then [[YourSoulIsMine burns in his magic lantern]]. This makes more sense when you realize that the show borrows heavily from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy,'' where suicides are punished in Hell by turning into trees.


When no extra meaning is intended and only exists in the mind of your English teacher, then you have EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory (although adherents to DeathOfTheAuthor would point out that just because the allegory wasn't intended, doesn't mean it isn't there).

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When no extra meaning is intended and only exists in by the mind of your English teacher, creators, then it may be that you have EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory (although -- although adherents to DeathOfTheAuthor would point out that just because the allegory wasn't intended, doesn't mean it isn't there).there.


* In ''Webcomic/ThreeJaguars'', the three jaguars are in fact [[http://threejaguarscomic.net/?comic=introduction-page-1 personalities facets of the artist/writer.

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* In ''Webcomic/ThreeJaguars'', the three jaguars are in fact [[http://threejaguarscomic.net/?comic=introduction-page-1 personalities facets of the artist/writer.artist/writer]].


** Across the First Class trilogy, [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] represents empathy, and depending on the story, he can also be a figure of peace, hope or love. For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he's emblematic of serenity, and without his participation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the planet would've plunged into WorldWarIII (no Charles = no peace). For ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Xavier = a hopeless future for mutants). For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', his love is the only thing that can conquer fear (Jean Grey's trepidation over her [[spoiler:Phoenix Force]] disappears when she senses the utmost trust the Professor has in her), hate and anger (the last two are felt by Magneto, but once he [[spoiler:recalls how much he loves his old friend, he betrays Apocalypse]]); in this case, Charles = ThePowerOfLove.

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** Across the First Class trilogy, [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] X represents empathy, and depending on the story, he can also be a figure of peace, hope or love. For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he's emblematic of serenity, and without his participation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the planet would've plunged into WorldWarIII (no Charles = no peace). For ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Xavier = a hopeless future for mutants). For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', his love is the only thing that can conquer fear (Jean Grey's trepidation over her [[spoiler:Phoenix Force]] disappears when she senses the utmost trust the Professor has in her), hate and anger (the last two are felt by Magneto, but once he [[spoiler:recalls how much he loves his old friend, he betrays Apocalypse]]); in this case, Charles = ThePowerOfLove.


-->-- '''Rocky Romero''', ''RPG Vice''

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-->-- '''Rocky Romero''', ''RPG Vice''
''[[ProfessionalWrestling Roppongi Vice]]''



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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': Across the First Class trilogy, [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] represents empathy, and depending on the story, he can also be a figure of peace, hope or love. For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he's emblematic of serenity, and without his participation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the planet would've plunged into WorldWarIII (no Charles = no peace). For ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Xavier = a hopeless future for mutants). For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', his love is the only thing that can conquer fear (Jean Grey's trepidation over her [[spoiler:Phoenix Force]] disappears when she senses the utmost trust the Professor has in her), hate and anger (the last two are felt by Magneto, but once he [[spoiler:recalls how much he loves his old friend, he betrays Apocalypse]]); in this case, Charles = ThePowerOfLove.

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Across the First Class trilogy, [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor X]] represents empathy, and depending on the story, he can also be a figure of peace, hope or love. For ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', he's emblematic of serenity, and without his participation during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the planet would've plunged into WorldWarIII (no Charles = no peace). For ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', his 1973 self must regain hope, otherwise by 2023, mutantkind is doomed to extinction (a hopeless past Xavier = a hopeless future for mutants). For ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', his love is the only thing that can conquer fear (Jean Grey's trepidation over her [[spoiler:Phoenix Force]] disappears when she senses the utmost trust the Professor has in her), hate and anger (the last two are felt by Magneto, but once he [[spoiler:recalls how much he loves his old friend, he betrays Apocalypse]]); in this case, Charles = ThePowerOfLove.



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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' the ancient sphinx Azor represents colonialism, specifically the conceit that it's done to benefit the colonized - he travels between planes remaking their governance into what he considers to be perfect, orderly systems, and when chaos and suffering result because of his interventions he blames the people for failing to live up to his designs.
--> ''Azor:'' I '''''fixed''''' this plane-
--> ''Vraska:'' This plane was never broken!

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* In ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' the ancient sphinx Azor represents colonialism, specifically the conceit that it's done to benefit the colonized - -- he travels between planes remaking their governance into what he considers to be perfect, orderly systems, and when chaos and suffering result because of his interventions he blames the people for failing to live up to his designs.
--> ''Azor:'' -->'''Azor:''' I '''''fixed''''' this plane-
--> ''Vraska:''
plane--\\
'''Vraska:'''
This plane was never broken!



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* Franchise/WonderWoman - This Character is Women/Feminism.
* Franchise/{{Superman}} - This Character is the pinnacle of mankind's ideals.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman - This Character is Women/Feminism.
Women's Strength & Courage (often associated with Feminism).
* Franchise/{{Superman}} - This Character is the pinnacle of mankind's ideals.humanity's ideals and faith in humanity.

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