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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', "[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent American Dicks]]" opening.

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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'', "[[SomethingCompletelyDifferent American Dicks]]" opening.
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* {{Surprisingly Lenient Censor}}: When the censors are more easy-going than expected.

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* FamilyFriendlyMatureContent: Content that emulates mature content, usually (but not always) on a ShowWithinAShow.

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* ProfanityPolice: A character says a dirty word, but someone else tells him not to.


* CoverInnocentEyesAndEars

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* CoverInnocentEyesAndEarsCoverInnocentEyesAndEars: Covering the eyes and ear of (usually) a child so they won't be exposed to things they're too innocent to know about.



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* VideoGamePerversityPrevention: Video games have systems to prevent people from crafting items, using names or images, or putting characters in poses, that are considered offensive.


** TooSoon: Bowdlerization due to [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Funny Aneurysm]] or HarsherInHindsight moments of the "LifeImitatesArt" variety.

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** TooSoon: DistancedFromCurrentEvents: Bowdlerization due to [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Funny Aneurysm]] or HarsherInHindsight moments of the "LifeImitatesArt" variety.

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* ReligiousRedub: Redubbing or remaking something to be friendly to religious people.


* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocument

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* ConvenientlyInterruptedDocumentConvenientlyInterruptedDocument: A document that just so happens to have its important parts interrupted or missing.



* AndSomeOtherStuff

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* AndSomeOtherStuffAndSomeOtherStuff: The ingredients to make something are not made explicit so viewers Don't Try This at Home.



* BlackBlood
* BlackScreenOfDeath

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* BlackBlood
BlackBlood: Changing the colour of blood for censorship reasons.
* BlackScreenOfDeathBlackScreenOfDeath: While two or more characters are fighting, the screen goes black.



* LensFlareCensor
* MadeOfBologna

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* LensFlareCensor
LensFlareCensor: A lens flare hides something from sight.
* MadeOfBolognaMadeOfBologna: The inside of flesh is portrayed as a solid, uniform substance.



* ProductDisplacement

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* ProductDisplacementProductDisplacement: Logos of real-life brands are obfuscated due to lack of rights to use them.



* StopMotionLighting

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* StopMotionLighting
StopMotionLighting: A dark scene is only momentarily illuminated by brief, occasional flashes of light.



* CountryMatters
* CurseCutShort: Is often used used as a ComedyTrope

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* CountryMatters
CountryMatters: Relating to the usage of the C-word, especially between different cultures.
* CurseCutShort: Is often used used as a ComedyTropeComedyTrope.



* PrecisionFStrike

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* PrecisionFStrikePrecisionFStrike: A swear word, usually a stronger one, is used by a character or work to make a point.



'''Other tropes about censorship:'''
* AbridgedForChildren

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'''Other tropes about that can involve censorship:'''
* AbridgedForChildrenAbridgedForChildren: Literature that is abridged in content and length so that it is suitable for kids.



* ButNotTooEvil

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* ButNotTooEvilButNotTooEvil: Toning down a character's evilness to avoid supposed bad influences.



* GetBackInTheCloset
* HideYourLesbians

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* GetBackInTheCloset
GetBackInTheCloset: Gay stuff is treated harsher than straight stuff.
* HideYourLesbiansHideYourLesbians: Homosexuals with PlausibleDeniability.



* LiveButDelayed
* MusicIsPolitics

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* LiveButDelayed
LiveButDelayed: Delaying a BroadcastLive event by at least a few seconds so that any inappropriate material can be removed or bleeped out.
* MusicIsPoliticsMusicIsPolitics: The music industry is a business with political machinations and as such can result in censorship.



* NobodyCanDie

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* NobodyCanDieNobodyCanDie: None of the main cast will ever be KilledOffForReal.



* NoSwastikas

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* NoSwastikasNoSwastikas: All Nazi symbols and references are absent even in settings where they should be.



* RadioFriendliness
* ReReleaseSoundtrack

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* RadioFriendliness
RadioFriendliness: Songs may be censored in order to make it palatable for radio.
* ReReleaseSoundtrackReReleaseSoundtrack: Re-releases of works may be censored for any number of reasons.



* SevenDirtyWords

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* SevenDirtyWordsSevenDirtyWords: George Carlin's list of words you can't say on television.



* BookBurning

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* BookBurningBookBurning: Destroying books to destroy free thought.



* PreApprovedSermon

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* PreApprovedSermonPreApprovedSermon: A religious sermon that is heavily pre-planned, perhaps by a meddling authority.


* BarbieDollAnatomy: sometimes
* CensorShadow
* CensorSteam: also a Bathing Trope
* CensorSuds: also a Bathing Trope

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: sometimes
Depictions of nudity are kept from being too lewd by making it so the naked character has no visible nipples and/or genitalia.
* CensorShadow
CensorShadow: Nudity is censored by keeping the character's private parts hidden in shadow.
* CensorSteam: Censoring nudity by covering the body with steam or smoke, also a Bathing Trope
* CensorSuds: Censoring nudity by having soap bubbles cover up the character's naughty bits, also a Bathing Trope



* GodivaHair
* MagicPants
* MagicSkirt
* ModestyBedsheet
* ModestyTowel: also a Bathing Trope
* SceneryCensor
* ShouldersUpNudity
* StopMotionLighting
* ThongOfShielding

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* GodivaHair
GodivaHair: A naked or topless woman has the inappropriate body parts covered up by her long hair.
* MagicPants
MagicPants: If a character's clothes are destroyed by a transformation, the character will either regrow their clothing when returned to normal or will somehow have the clothes keeping them modest remain intact.
* MagicSkirt
MagicSkirt: A woman wears a skirt that covers up her pelvic regions regardless of the skirt's size and what position she is in.
* ModestyBedsheet
ModestyBedsheet: A woman naked in bed has bed sheets obscuring her breasts.
* ModestyTowel: A naked character stays decent by wearing a towel, also a Bathing Trope
* SceneryCensor
SceneryCensor: Nudity is censored by objects conveniently placed in front of the characters' privates.
* ShouldersUpNudity
ShouldersUpNudity: A naked character is only shown from the shoulders up.
* StopMotionLighting
StopMotionLighting: A scene is censored by having it happen in the dark with brief moments of illumination provided by lightning flashes.
* ThongOfShielding
ThongOfShielding: A woman wears a thong that doesn't reveal too much of her buttocks.



* BarbieDollAnatomy: usually

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* BarbieDollAnatomy: usuallyNude characters lack visible genitalia and/or nipples to prevent the nudity from being too explicit.



* BloodlessCarnage

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* BloodlessCarnageBloodlessCarnage: The work depicts violence, but no one bleeds.



* CensoredForComedy: if done intentionally or on a show or film known for always topping itself when it comes to GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* DiscretionShot: Comes in [[SexyDiscretionShot sexy]], [[VomitDiscretionShot vomit]], [[GoryDiscretionShot gory]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[KissingDiscretionShot kissing]].
* HandOrObjectUnderwear
* HitFlash

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* CensoredForComedy: Deliberately bleeping innocuous words can qualify if done intentionally or on a show or film known for always topping itself when it comes to GettingCrapPastTheRadar
* DiscretionShot: Preventing the audience from actually seeing the violence or objectionable content. Comes in [[SexyDiscretionShot sexy]], [[VomitDiscretionShot vomit]], [[GoryDiscretionShot gory]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[KissingDiscretionShot kissing]].
* HandOrObjectUnderwear
HandOrObjectUnderwear: A naked character deliberately covers themselves by placing their hands over their private parts or holding objects over their private parts.
* HitFlashHitFlash: White flashes occur during fight scenes to avoid depicting punches and other imitable acts of violence.



* {{Pixellation}}

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* {{Pixellation}}{{Pixellation}}: Using pixels to cover up nudity and swear words.



* RelaxOVision
* SpeechBubbleCensoring

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* RelaxOVision
RelaxOVision: Scenes that may be too disturbing or unpleasant for the audience are replaced by more pleasant and cutesy scenes.
* SpeechBubbleCensoringSpeechBubbleCensoring: A speech bubble covers up someone's nudity.



* BleepDammit
* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed
* CensoredTitle

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* BleepDammit
BleepDammit: The censoring doesn't really do an effective job of hiding the content needing to be censored.
* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed
TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed: Euphemisms are used to talk about private parts without directly naming them.
* CensoredTitleCensoredTitle: A work has the title censored so that people can mention the work without having to say bad words.



* ClusterBleepBomb

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* ClusterBleepBombClusterBleepBomb: Bleeping out excessive swearing results in a character's dialogue almost being completely bleeped out.



* PardonMyKlingon

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* PardonMyKlingonPardonMyKlingon: Alien swear words.



* SymbolSwearing: used primarily in American comic book stories or literature.
* TWordEuphemism
* WitchWithACapitalB

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* SymbolSwearing: Symbols appear in speech bubbles to indicate the character is cussing, used primarily in American comic book stories or literature.
* TWordEuphemism
TWordEuphemism: Referring to a swear as "the (first letter of swear)-word" so you can mention it without actually saying it.
* WitchWithACapitalB
WitchWithACapitalB: Calling someone a "witch" when it would make more sense to call them "bitch".



* AdjustableCensorship

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* AdjustableCensorshipAdjustableCensorship: A video game has options that change the kind of content featured in the game in accordance with what the player is comfortable with.



* FrothyMugsOfWater: Used ''a lot'' in American-edited anime for kids.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: Used Replacing alcoholic beverages with non-alcoholic drinks is used ''a lot'' in American-edited anime for kids.



* InformedObscenity

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* InformedObscenityInformedObscenity: Treating an innocuous or nonsensical word as if it were a profanity.



* UnacceptableTargets

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* UnacceptableTargets
UnacceptableTargets: Targets that are considered to not be okay to mock.


* GagCensor: any visual censorship technique PlayedForLaughs.

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* GagCensor: any Any visual censorship technique PlayedForLaughs.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: A naked or topless woman is shown only by the camera showing her bare back.


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* ShouldersUpNudity


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* HandOrObjectUnderwear

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* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed

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* ReReleaseSoundtrack


* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed


* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed



* TheBodyPartsThatMustNotBeNamed: Using euphemisms in place of the actual names of private parts.

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