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* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. [[Series/AlasSmithAndJones Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones]]aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why'' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.

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* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. [[Series/AlasSmithAndJones Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones]]aided Rhys-Jones]] aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why'' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.


* The success of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has made it very difficult for any other {{Mon}} series to gain a foothold. Usually, they just end up being viewed as imitators. Averted in Japan with ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' emerging as a major competitor and going toe to toe with ''Pokémon'' regularly in popularity; but played straight outside Japan, where it's nowhere near as popular despite positive reviews from critics and a small Western fanbase. It has managed to shake off the stigma of being viewed as a ''Pokémon'' imitator, though.

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* The success of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has made it very difficult for any other {{Mon}} series to gain a foothold. Usually, they just end up being viewed as imitators. Averted in Japan with ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' ''Anime/YokaiWatch'' emerging as a major competitor and going toe to toe with ''Pokémon'' regularly in popularity; but played straight outside Japan, where it's nowhere near as popular despite positive reviews from critics and a small Western fanbase. It has managed to shake off the stigma of being viewed as a ''Pokémon'' imitator, though.


* The ''extreme'' unpopularity of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' has seemed to have killed off most mainstream attempts in the "kid uses super science and gadgets to deal with everyday life" genre of cartoons that started with shows like ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''.

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* The ''extreme'' unpopularity of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' has seemed to have killed off most mainstream attempts in the "kid uses super science and gadgets to deal with everyday life" genre of cartoons that started with shows like ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius''. The only arguable exception is ''WesternAnimation/BigHero6TheSeries'', and even that plays up the superhero angle more than the "dealing with everyday life using gadgets" angle.


** However, the idealistic side of the genre still has a lot of influence on WesternAnimation, with shows such as ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', and ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' being immensely popular.


* Similar to the ''Evangelion'' example above with mecha anime, the success of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and its spinoffs have largely killed off the idealistic MagicalGirl series. While several concrete examples such as the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series still exist due to the GrandfatherClause (and even then, ''Pretty Cure'' itself still defies conventions by being ''far'' more action oriented than the usual series), most magical girl series now involve re-imaginings of earlier series (''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'') or DarkerAndEdgier original works (''Anime/KillLaKill'') that subvert some aspect of the genre. However, the idealistic side of the genre still has a lot of influence on WesternAnimation, with shows such as ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', and ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' being immensely popular.

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* Similar to the ''Evangelion'' example above with mecha anime, the success of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and its spinoffs have largely killed off the idealistic MagicalGirl series. While several concrete examples such as the ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' series still exist due to the GrandfatherClause (and even then, ''Pretty Cure'' itself still defies conventions by being ''far'' more action oriented than the usual series), most magical girl series now involve re-imaginings of earlier series (''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'') or DarkerAndEdgier original works (''Anime/KillLaKill'') that subvert some aspect of the genre.
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However, the idealistic side of the genre still has a lot of influence on WesternAnimation, with shows such as ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', and ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' being immensely popular.


* Despite its part in revitalizing the {{Anime}} industry as a whole, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' also had the effect of killing off traditional idealistic {{Super Robot|Genre}} series in the vein of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo''. While some revivals, like ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', have proved successful, none have ever stuck, and the angstier, character-driven HumongousMecha shows styled after ''Evangelion'' still predominate. Years later, an anime called ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', made by many of the same staff as ''NGE'', attempted to bring about a new variation on the concept that while initially successful enough to this point that even its page on this very wiki shilled it, suffered such a backlash that more or less shows that even years later, the mecha genre still suffers from this issue.

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* Despite its part in revitalizing the {{Anime}} industry as a whole, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' also had the effect of killing off traditional idealistic {{Super Robot|Genre}} series in the vein of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo''. While some revivals, like ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', have proved successful, none have ever stuck, and the angstier, character-driven HumongousMecha shows styled after ''Evangelion'' still predominate. Years later, an anime called ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', made by many of the same staff as ''NGE'', attempted to bring about a new variation on the concept that while initially successful enough to this point that even its page on this very wiki shilled it, suffered such a backlash that more or less shows that even years later, the mecha genre still suffers from this issue.


* In a similar manner to the video games below; the success of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has made it very difficult for any other {{Mon}} series to gain a foothold. Usually, they just end up being viewed as imitators.
** Much like the games below, averted in Japan with ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' emerging as a major competitor and going toe to toe with ''Pokémon'' regularly in popularity; but played straight outside Japan, where it's nowhere near as popular despite positive reviews from critics and a small Western fanbase. It has managed to shake off the stigma of being viewed as a ''Pokémon'' imitator, though.

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* In a similar manner to the video games below; the The success of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime has made it very difficult for any other {{Mon}} series to gain a foothold. Usually, they just end up being viewed as imitators.
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imitators. Averted in Japan with ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' emerging as a major competitor and going toe to toe with ''Pokémon'' regularly in popularity; but played straight outside Japan, where it's nowhere near as popular despite positive reviews from critics and a small Western fanbase. It has managed to shake off the stigma of being viewed as a ''Pokémon'' imitator, though.


* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones, aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why'' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.

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* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. [[Series/AlasSmithAndJones Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones, aided Rhys-Jones]]aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why'' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.


* Despite its part in revitalizing the {{Anime}} industry as a whole, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' also had the effect of killing off traditional idealistic {{Super Robot|Genre}} series in the vein of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo''. While some revivals, like ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', have proved successful, none have ever stuck, and the angstier, character-driven HumongousMecha shows styled after ''Evangelion'' still predominate. Years later, an anime called ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', made by many of the same staff as ''NGE'', attempted to bring about a new variation on the concept, and suffered such a backlash that more or less show that even years later, the mecha genre still suffers from this issue.

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* Despite its part in revitalizing the {{Anime}} industry as a whole, ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' also had the effect of killing off traditional idealistic {{Super Robot|Genre}} series in the vein of ''Anime/MazingerZ'' and ''Manga/GetterRobo''. While some revivals, like ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', have proved successful, none have ever stuck, and the angstier, character-driven HumongousMecha shows styled after ''Evangelion'' still predominate. Years later, an anime called ''Anime/DarlingInTheFranxx'', made by many of the same staff as ''NGE'', attempted to bring about a new variation on the concept, and concept that while initially successful enough to this point that even its page on this very wiki shilled it, suffered such a backlash that more or less show shows that even years later, the mecha genre still suffers from this issue.


* A weird example in that the initial success, and subsequent HypeBacklash towards ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' more or less killed the "[[TrappedInAnotherWorld Iseka]]" genre, largely because each one that followed had to try and put a unique spin on the concept, with very few managing to do so because of their focus on Light Novels aimed at young male audiences. While they still get made and given anime adaptations, said shows tend to be negatively received because they lack any creative thought to them, using the same character ideas or narrative, and tend to have unique settings that are only used as the backdrop for the characters, which all tend to pander to a harem protagonist designed to be as generic as possible. Notable shows like ''LightNovel/KonoSuba'', ''LightNovel/ReZero'', and ''LightNovel/OverLord2012'' managed to avert this and become successful because they averted the cliches and tropes often negatively associated with the genre to a good enough degree to create a unique enough mark in the genre.


* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones, aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.

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* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones, aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why' ''why'' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.

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* Professional darts boomed in TheSeventies and TheEighties as a very unlikely spectator sport - but one that could fill conference venues and draw millions of spectators on TV. it became a theatrical spectacle along the lines of pro werestling or a big boxing bout - especially when two big-name heavyweights were slugging it out for a title. And then satrical sketch comedy show ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' came along with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHnBppccI0o skewering parody]]. Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys-Jones, aided by an over-the-top commentator voiced by Creator/RowanAtkinson, pointed out that the reason ''why' big name darts players were heavyweights was that... well, they ''were'' [[FatSlob heavyweights]]. The parody made drinking the centre of the sport, with a little actual darts going on in the background. The uneasy realisation started to set in... ''Why are we watching extremely fat men smoking, drinking, and occasionally throwing a dart at a board?'' The sport faltered as a TV phenomenon and has never really recovered.


* Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane, and the industrial city. The Futurists practiced in every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban design, theatre, film, fashion, textiles, literature, music, architecture, and even gastronomy. Unfortunately, both [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly the fascists in Italy]] and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis in Germany]] found the Futurist movement to be subversive and outlawed it. Futurist artists were targeted, and most died in concentration camps. The USSR also clamped down on its own futurist movement in the '30s following the rise of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, favoring SocialistRealism instead. For extra black irony, many (though by no means all) of the most prominent Futurists had been enthusiastic, or at least ambiguously positive, about fascism, embracing the movement due to their admiration of the dynamism of violence, nationalism, and power, at least until they themselves started getting jailed and murdered for creating "degenerate art". This retrospectively tainted the entire movement, and the survivors quickly found new art movements to be a part of. As a result, Futurism was as dead as Julius Caesar by 1944. Nonetheless, the ideals of Futurism remain as significant components of modern Western culture, especially in ScienceFiction.

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* Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy and spread throughout Europe in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth, and violence, and objects such as the car, the airplane, and the industrial city. The Futurists practiced in every medium of art, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, urban design, theatre, film, fashion, textiles, literature, music, architecture, and even gastronomy. Unfortunately, both [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly the fascists in Italy]] and [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the Nazis in Germany]] found the Futurist movement to be subversive and outlawed it. Futurist artists were targeted, and most died in concentration camps. The USSR also clamped down on its own futurist movement in the '30s (along with all other modernist styles) following the rise of UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, favoring SocialistRealism instead. For extra black irony, many (though by no means all) of the most prominent Futurists Futurists, especially in Italy, had been enthusiastic, enthusiastic or at least ambiguously positive, positive about fascism, embracing fascism. They embraced the movement due to their admiration of the dynamism of violence, nationalism, and power, at least until they themselves started getting jailed and murdered for creating "degenerate art". This retrospectively tainted the entire movement, and the survivors quickly found new art movements to be a part of. As a result, Futurism was as dead as Julius Caesar by 1944. Nonetheless, the ideals of Futurism remain as significant components of modern Western culture, especially in ScienceFiction.


* After ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was surprisingly successful with older audiences, Fox gave the show a prime-time slot. It ended up flopping, killing off any ideas for adult-oriented action cartoons for over a decade. The genre has seen limited success on the Direct-to-DVD market, but it wasn't until the DarkerAndEdgier revival of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Netflix's ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania|2017}}'' series, and adult animation in general increasing in mainstream attention that it got more interest.

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* After ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' was surprisingly successful with older audiences, Fox gave the show a prime-time slot. It ended up flopping, killing off any ideas for adult-oriented action cartoons for over a decade. The genre has seen limited success on the Direct-to-DVD market, but and it wasn't until the DarkerAndEdgier revival of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', Netflix's ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania|2017}}'' series, and adult animation in general increasing in mainstream attention that it got more interest.

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