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* Wrestling/CMPunk called the October 10, 2011 episode of [[Wrestling/WWERaw Monday Night RAW]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments something to this effect]] while commentating a match between Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and Wrestling/JohnCena guest-reffed by Wrestling/TripleH since everyone else[[note]]besides just enough of the tech team needed to run the show[[/note]] had walked out on Hunter the week before.

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* Wrestling/CMPunk called the October 10, 2011 episode of [[Wrestling/WWERaw Monday Night RAW]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments something to this effect]] effect while commentating a match between Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} and Wrestling/JohnCena guest-reffed by Wrestling/TripleH since everyone else[[note]]besides just enough of the tech team needed to run the show[[/note]] had walked out on Hunter the week before.


* In episode 132 of ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'', Mametchi and his friends find a secret village in the forest called Tamagotchi Village, where all of the inhabitants are the same as Tamagotchi Village but with their personalities reversed (for example, the normal Mametchi is a smart GadgeteerGenius, whereas his Tamagotchi Village counterpart, Mamesaku, is a nerd who doesn't invent anything).

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* In episode 132 of ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'', Mametchi Lovelitchi and his several of her friends friends find a secret village in the forest called Tamagotchi Village, where all of the inhabitants are the same as Tamagotchi Village but with their personalities reversed (for example, the normal version of the main character Mametchi is a smart GadgeteerGenius, whereas his Tamagotchi Village counterpart, Mamesaku, is a nerd who doesn't invent anything).

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* In episode 132 of ''Anime/{{Tamagotchi}}'', Mametchi and his friends find a secret village in the forest called Tamagotchi Village, where all of the inhabitants are the same as Tamagotchi Village but with their personalities reversed (for example, the normal Mametchi is a smart GadgeteerGenius, whereas his Tamagotchi Village counterpart, Mamesaku, is a nerd who doesn't invent anything).


* Similarly, FanFic/TheRainsverse is set in a world where the Mane Six fell into darkness, and where Chrysalis and Sombra are the {{BigGood}}s. Moreover, the six Rainsverse Bearers are all ponies who, in the Celestiaverse, were villains (Lightning Dust as the Bearer of Laughter, Aria Blaze as the Bearer of Honesty, Suri Polomare as the Bearer of Loyalty, Starlight Glimmer as the Bearer of Generosity, Sonata Dusk as the Bearer of Kindness, and Adagio Dazzle as the Bearer of Magic).
* FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse is something of a Deconstruction of this trope. Essentially, it starts by reversing two fundamental elements of MLP canon. In the first place, it is Celestia who fell into madness, not Luna. In the second, six canonical background ponies become friends and find the Elements of Harmony (Trixe Lulamoon as Element of Magic, Lyra Heartstrings as Element of Loyalty, Ditzy Doo as Element of Kindness, Raindrops as Element of Honesty, Carrot Top as Element of Generosity, and Cherilee as Element of Laughter). The Deconstruction lies in the next step, which is the extensive analysis of all the other things that are changed (not just reversed, but changed in all sorts of ways) either as a result of or in order to cause the two primary changes, as well as the consideration of what things ''don't'' change.
* Fanfic/BeyondTheOuterGateLies: Harry refers to the ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' universe as this, and it fits the profile. In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', devils and angels (both regular and Fallen) are pillars of creation, have nigh-infinite power, can only be created by god, and are almost as hard to kill. Magic functions on willpower and emotion. And the wizard never gets the girls. In ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'', most devils aren't much stronger than humans, they can reproduce normally or turn humans into devils, and can be killed almost as easily. And magic is performed with complex math.

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* Similarly, FanFic/TheRainsverse ''Fanfic/TheRainsverse'' is set in a world where the Mane Six fell into darkness, and where Chrysalis and Sombra are the {{BigGood}}s. Moreover, the six Rainsverse Bearers are all ponies who, in the Celestiaverse, were villains (Lightning Dust as the Bearer of Laughter, Aria Blaze as the Bearer of Honesty, Suri Polomare as the Bearer of Loyalty, Starlight Glimmer as the Bearer of Generosity, Sonata Dusk as the Bearer of Kindness, and Adagio Dazzle as the Bearer of Magic).
* FanFic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'' is something of a Deconstruction of this trope. Essentially, it starts by reversing two fundamental elements of MLP canon. In the first place, it is Celestia who fell into madness, not Luna. In the second, six canonical background ponies become friends and find the Elements of Harmony (Trixe Lulamoon as Element of Magic, Lyra Heartstrings as Element of Loyalty, Ditzy Doo as Element of Kindness, Raindrops as Element of Honesty, Carrot Top as Element of Generosity, and Cherilee as Element of Laughter). The Deconstruction lies in the next step, which is the extensive analysis of all the other things that are changed (not just reversed, but changed in all sorts of ways) either as a result of or in order to cause the two primary changes, as well as the consideration of what things ''don't'' change.
* Fanfic/BeyondTheOuterGateLies: ''Fanfic/BeyondTheOuterGateLies'': Harry refers to the ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'' universe as this, and it fits the profile. In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', devils and angels (both regular and Fallen) are pillars of creation, have nigh-infinite power, can only be created by god, and are almost as hard to kill. Magic functions on willpower and emotion. And the wizard never gets the girls. In ''LightNovel/HighschoolDxD'', most devils aren't much stronger than humans, they can reproduce normally or turn humans into devils, and can be killed almost as easily. And magic is performed with complex math.



* This is the basic premise of the ''Franchise/{{The Legend of Zelda}}'' fanfic "Zelda and the Manacle of Cahla." Zelda is the hero of humble origins saving the world, Link is the prince and heir to the throne, Ganondorf is the royal family’s advisor, and Hyrule is a Steampunk-y {{Magitek}} empire instead of a medieval kingdom. However, it is revealed everything is a lot more complicated: [[spoiler:This universe was created by Ganondorf mucking with time travel, and Zelda is Link's long lost big sister and therefore ''still'' a princess.]]

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* This is the basic premise of the ''Franchise/{{The Legend of Zelda}}'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' fanfic "Zelda and the Manacle of Cahla." Zelda is the hero of humble origins saving the world, Link is the prince and heir to the throne, Ganondorf is the royal family’s advisor, and Hyrule is a Steampunk-y {{Magitek}} empire instead of a medieval kingdom. However, it is revealed everything is a lot more complicated: [[spoiler:This universe was created by Ganondorf mucking with time travel, and Zelda is Link's long lost big sister and therefore ''still'' a princess.]]



* ''Fanfic/ACompleteTurnabout'', a ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' fanfiction in where Phoenix Wright wakes up in a strange and twisted alternate universe, offers a minor and actually well thought out example: Edgeworth fulfilled his childhood dream of being a defense attorney. There is no reason yet given for Prosecutor!Phoenix's career change.
* Bizarro World is the setting of ''Fanfic/TheUnfantasticAdventuresOfBizarroNo1''. Htrae is a square world, the law prohibits adults from watching porno movies, husbands are trialed and condemned for to not killing their wives, men complain about the women's liberation movement demanding males join the army, children receive gifts of their fathers on Father's Day, Bizarros want their partners to cheat on them, conservatives wear Mohawks and nose rings…



* {{Franchise/Transformers}} features the "[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]" universe, where heroic Decepticons fight evil Autobots.

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* {{Franchise/Transformers}} ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' features the "[[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]" universe, where heroic Decepticons fight evil Autobots.


* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the Edolas arc, and [[AuthorAppeal it's apparent the mangaka likes this trope]]. Among other things, [[FieryRedhead Natsu]] is an ExtremeDoormat, [[TheChick Lucy]] is a {{Delinquent}} {{Tsundere}}, [[WalkingShirtlessScene Gray]] wears multiple layers of clothing and stalks [[StalkerWithACrush Juvia]], and [[BrokenBird Erza]] is a villain. It's also revealed that [[spoiler: Mystogan is actually that universe's counterpart to Jellal, who came over to the regular universe to stop his world from harvesting magic power that doesn't belong to it.]]

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has the Edolas arc, and [[AuthorAppeal it's apparent the mangaka likes this trope]]. Among other things, [[FieryRedhead Natsu]] is an ExtremeDoormat, [[TheChick Lucy]] is a {{Delinquent}} {{Tsundere}}, [[WalkingShirtlessScene Gray]] wears multiple layers of clothing and stalks [[StalkerWithACrush Juvia]], fawns over Juvia, and [[BrokenBird [[KnightInShiningArmor Erza]] is a villain. It's also revealed that [[spoiler: Mystogan is actually that universe's counterpart to Jellal, who came over to the regular universe to stop his world from harvesting magic power that doesn't belong to it.]]


->''"Inverted world, where the spazzes make fun of the cool guys!"''\\
--'''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''(Film/{{Laserblast}})''

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->''"Inverted world, where the spazzes make fun of the cool guys!"''\\
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-->--'''Tom
Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''(Film/{{Laserblast}})''

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'' had the villain of a story arc go back in time and tamper with the past, with only Archie [[RippleEffectProofMemory being unaffected.]] As the changes build up, they start to reshape Riverdale into one of these. Big Ethel is now Dilton's AbhorrentAdmirer instead of Jugheads', Jughead himself is a health food nut instead of a junk food enthusiast, BettyAndVeronica's roles are reversed, portly balding Principal Wetherby is now a trim, full-maned coach, no-nonsense teacher Miss Grundy is now the glamorous owner of a successful disco, and to top it all off, a local library is now a Starbucks while reading in public is an arrest-able offence.


** The Wishverse is not a Bizarro world, despite Cordelia's remark "I wish us all to Bizarro World", but a combination of ForWantOfANail and a subversion of WonderfulLife (Cordy wished somebody ''else'' had never come to Sunnydale).

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** The Wishverse is not a Bizarro world, despite Cordelia's remark "I wish us all to Bizarro World", but a combination of ForWantOfANail and a subversion of WonderfulLife [[ItsAWonderfulPlot Wonderful Life]] (Cordy wished somebody ''else'' had never come to Sunnydale).


** At the Bizarro Coffee Shop (i.e., Reggie's), the Bizarro Gang sits in a booth by the window, which the normal gang does but rarely (and often to their consternation).

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** At the Bizarro Coffee Shop (i.e., Reggie's), the Bizarro Gang sits in a booth by the window, which the normal gang does but rarely (and often to their consternation).



* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'', John Oliver referred to "Bizarro Hitler", who spent his time hugging Jews and got his ass handed to him by France. Also, his face was all moustache except above his lip- when Jon Stewart said he imagined Bizarro Hitler would be a black man with blond hair and a pencil beard, Oliver told him he was thinking of Dennis Rodman.

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* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'', John Oliver referred to "Bizarro Hitler", who spent his time hugging Jews and got his ass handed to him by France. Also, his face was all moustache except above his lip- when lip. When Jon Stewart said he imagined Bizarro Hitler would be a black man with blond hair and a pencil beard, Oliver told him he was thinking of Dennis Rodman.



** Most recently, ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' expanded upon the 23rd century of the Mirror Universe. Phillipa Georgiou is now a ruthless tyrant, her adopted daughter Michael is a traitor. Meek Cadet Tilly is now a cruel captain with the unimaginative nickname "Captain Killy".

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** Most recently, ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' expanded upon the 23rd century of the Mirror Universe. Phillipa Philippa Georgiou is now a ruthless tyrant, her adopted daughter Michael is a traitor. Meek traitor, and meek Cadet Tilly is now a cruel captain with the unimaginative nickname "Captain Killy".



** Bizarro has been around long enough (and had enough different people writing him) that in any given story it's possible for him to be embracing nearly any variation on this trope. Occasionally he's treated as a villain (actually evil) but usually he's portrayed as more of a hindrance (he tries to be helpful but is really bad at it, or perhaps he just has a decidedly twisted notion of what "helpful" means). He is, however, nearly ''always'' dumber than the box of rocks he appears to be made of.

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** Bizarro has been around long enough (and had enough different people writing him) that in any given story it's possible for him to be embracing embrace nearly any variation on this trope. Occasionally he's treated as a villain (actually evil) but usually he's portrayed as more of a hindrance (he tries to be helpful but is really bad at it, or perhaps he just has a decidedly twisted notion of what "helpful" means). He is, however, nearly ''always'' dumber than the box of rocks he appears to be made of.


* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'', John Oliver referred to "Bizarro Hitler", who spent his time hugging Jews and got his ass handed to him by France. Also, his face was all moustache except above his lip- when Jon Stewart said he imagined Bizarro Hitler would be a black man with blond hair and a pencil beard, John Oliver told him he was thinking of Dennis Rodman.
** In another episode, Jon Stewart's Bizarro version is mentioned: the "ruggedly handsome, non-neurotic" Jon Leibowitz, who pretends to be independent, but actually is a "right-wing nutcase."

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* On ''Series/TheDailyShow'', John Oliver referred to "Bizarro Hitler", who spent his time hugging Jews and got his ass handed to him by France. Also, his face was all moustache except above his lip- when Jon Stewart said he imagined Bizarro Hitler would be a black man with blond hair and a pencil beard, John Oliver told him he was thinking of Dennis Rodman.
** In another episode, Jon Stewart's Bizarro version is mentioned: the "ruggedly handsome, non-neurotic" Jon Leibowitz, who pretends to be independent, but actually is a "right-wing nutcase."



* A third season episode of ''Series/Glee'' saw Tina fall into a fountain, hitting her head, and seeing her Glee teammates' personalities switched.

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* A third season episode of ''Series/Glee'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'' saw Tina fall into a fountain, hitting her head, and seeing her Glee teammates' personalities switched.



* A ''Series/Glee'' story, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9109281/1/Opposites-Attract Opposites Attract]]'', follows Kurt hitting his head and being launched into an alternate reality where all of his teammates have not only had their personalities twisted but even the UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual|gay characters}} have [[IncompatibleOrientation become straight]].

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* A ''Series/Glee'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'' story, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9109281/1/Opposites-Attract Opposites Attract]]'', follows Kurt hitting his head and being launched into an alternate reality where all of his teammates have not only had their personalities twisted but even the UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual|gay characters}} [[CampGay gay]] [[StraightGay characters]] have [[IncompatibleOrientation become straight]].


* Nick and Eve visit a parallel universe in an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' that is the exact opposite of Earth; humans live scared and in constant danger inside primitive tribal camps always under siege by very aggressive Wesen who cannot [[GameFace Woge]]. Oh and everyone speak German.

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* Nick and Eve visit a parallel universe in an episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' that is the exact opposite of Earth; humans live scared and in constant danger inside primitive tribal camps always under siege by very aggressive Wesen who cannot [[GameFace Woge]]. Oh and And everyone speak speaks German.


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* A third season episode of ''Series/Glee'' saw Tina fall into a fountain, hitting her head, and seeing her Glee teammates' personalities switched.


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* A ''Series/Glee'' story, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9109281/1/Opposites-Attract Opposites Attract]]'', follows Kurt hitting his head and being launched into an alternate reality where all of his teammates have not only had their personalities twisted but even the UsefulNotes/{{Homosexual|gay characters}} have [[IncompatibleOrientation become straight]].


* The old ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Inferno'' saw the Doctor accidentally transported to an alternate universe where Britain had become a fascist, militant country. While he's able to redeem a few of the alternate characters, he's unable to save them and winds up traumatized as he's forced to watch them being killed by the volcanic eruption that was set off by their experiment before he escapes. ExpendableAlternateUniverse is very much not at play: his failure to stop its destruction haunts him for some time after this.

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* The old ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Inferno'' ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E4Inferno Inferno]]'' saw the Doctor accidentally transported to an alternate universe where Britain had become a fascist, militant country. While he's able to redeem a few of the alternate characters, he's unable to save them and winds up traumatized as he's forced to watch them being killed by the volcanic eruption that was set off by their experiment before he escapes. ExpendableAlternateUniverse is very much not at play: his failure to stop its destruction haunts him for some time after this.


* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had an episode with a universe where the Charmed Ones are evil and demons are good. It also turned out that the "Power of Three" which normally requires three sisters could be used by combining the normal and reversed universe characters' powers as the Power of Four.

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' had an episode with a universe where the Charmed Ones are evil and demons are good. It also turned out that the "Power of Three" which normally requires three sisters could be used by combining the normal and reversed universe characters' powers as the Power of Four.

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** Perhaps the best example is in "Only the Good..." when Rimmer enters a mirror universe to find out the opposite of a chemical compound destroying the ship. Corridors and rooms are flipped horizontally, Kochanski is TheDitz, the Cat is TheProfessor (which is also his name) and Rimmer is the Captain with Captain Hollister as second technician. Deleted scenes extend this further, with Lister acting as Rimmer's loyal, posh-speaking second in command.

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