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Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, [[ObligatorySwearing unneeded use of foul language]], or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.

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Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, [[ObligatorySwearing unneeded use of foul language]], or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.


It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. In it, Nate Fisher briefly grabs his right arm and complains that it's numb. He then suffers a brain hemorrhage while repeating the words "Numb arm". However, it quickly degenerates into "Narm! Narm!" before he comical rolls up his eyes, snorts loudly, and then drops to the floor. Even though the scene was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found it to be funny.

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It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. In it, Nate Fisher briefly grabs his right arm and complains that it's numb. He then suffers a brain hemorrhage while repeating the words "Numb arm". However, it quickly degenerates into "Narm! Narm!" before he comical comically rolls up his eyes, snorts loudly, and then drops to the floor. Even though the scene was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found it to be funny.


It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. In it, Nate Fisher briefly grabs his right arm and complains that it's numb. He then suffers a brain hemorrhage while repeating the words "Numb arm". However, it quickly degenerates into "Narm! Narm!" before he rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the scene was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found it to be funny.

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It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. In it, Nate Fisher briefly grabs his right arm and complains that it's numb. He then suffers a brain hemorrhage while repeating the words "Numb arm". However, it quickly degenerates into "Narm! Narm!" before he comical rolls up his eyes eyes, snorts loudly, and then drops to the floor. Even though the scene was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found it to be funny.


In CGI movies or video games, [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who were raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously a good performance in a bad movie]] can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.

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In CGI movies or video games, [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who were raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously a good performance in a bad movie]] can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save keep the scene.
scene from becoming comedic rather than serious.


It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where one of the main characters, Nate Fisher, suffers a brain hemorrhage. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "Narm! Narm!" before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny.

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It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where one of the main characters, ''Series/SixFeetUnder''. In it, Nate Fisher, suffers a brain hemorrhage. He suddenly Fisher briefly grabs his right arm and repeats complains that it's numb. He then suffers a brain hemorrhage while repeating the words "Numb arm", but then arm". However, it quickly degenerates into "Narm! Narm!" before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment scene was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene it to be funny.


Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, [[ObligatorySwearing un-needed use of foul language]], or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.

It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where main character Nate suffers a brain embolism. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "N'arm! N'arm!" in an [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]]-esque voice before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny.

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Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, [[ObligatorySwearing un-needed unneeded use of foul language]], or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.

It is [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where one of the main character characters, Nate Fisher, suffers a brain embolism. hemorrhage. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "N'arm! N'arm!" in an [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]]-esque voice "Narm! Narm!" before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny.



Narm can be subjective, as different audience members may find different things unintentionally funny. It can stem from a failed attempt to pull off an [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}} (if it comes across as sappy) or {{tear jerker}} moment (if the audience fails to be sad). Anything that falls under {{Wangst}} and DeusAngstMachina runs the risk of falling under Narm, as what is ''intended'' to be sad can instead come across as over-the-top ridiculous and absurd.

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Narm can be subjective, as different audience members may find different things unintentionally funny. It can stem from a failed attempt to pull off an [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]], SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}} (if it comes across as sappy) or {{tear jerker}} TearJerker moment (if the audience fails to be sad). Anything that falls under {{Wangst}} and DeusAngstMachina runs the risk of falling under Narm, as what is ''intended'' to be sad can instead come across as over-the-top ridiculous and absurd.



In CGI movies or video games [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who were raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously a good performance in a bad movie]] can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.

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In CGI movies or video games games, [[UncannyValley unrealistic movements or facial expressions]] may result in Narm. Dated special effects during dramatic scenes can cause Narm for younger audience members who were raised on nothing less convincing than the Phantom Menace. TotallyRadical dialog in cartoons or commercials pandering to children can also be a rich source of Narm. Even [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously a good performance in a bad movie]] can evoke Narm if the actor's performance isn't enough to save the scene.



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Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.

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Narm is a moment that is supposed to be serious, but due to either over-sappiness, poor [[SpecialEffectsFailure execution]], excessive {{Melodrama}}, [[ObligatorySwearing un-needed use of foul language]], or the sheer [[SoBadItsGood absurdity of the situation]], the drama is lost to the point of surpassing "cheesy" and becoming unintentionally funny.


See also SnarkBait, NightmareRetardant for "scary" narm, FetishRetardant for "sexy" narm, and SoUnfunnyItsFunny for "funny" narm.

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See also SnarkBait, NightmareRetardant for "scary" narm, FetishRetardant for "sexy" narm, and SoUnfunnyItsFunny for "funny" narm.
narm. If this trope is intentional on the writer's part, see FailedAttemptAtDrama.


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It is [[TropeNamer named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where main character Nate suffers a brain embolism. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "N'arm! N'arm!" in an [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]]-esque voice before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny.

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It is [[TropeNamer [[TropeNamers named for]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKitnsWuR8 a famous scene]] in the last season of ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', where main character Nate suffers a brain embolism. He suddenly grabs his right arm and repeats "Numb arm", but then it quickly degenerates into "N'arm! N'arm!" in an [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel]]-esque voice before he comically rolls up his eyes and drops to the floor. Even though the moment was intended to be frightening, fans and critics overwhelmingly found the scene to be funny.


** ''Narm/AldnoahZero''
** ''Narm/Berserk2016''
** ''Narm/{{Bleach}}''
** ''Narm/BlueCometSPTLayzner''
** ''Narm/CodeGeass''
** ''Narm/DeathNote''
** ''Narm/DetectiveConan''
** ''Narm/{{Digimon}}''
** ''Narm/DragonBall''
** ''Narm/FullMetalAlchemist'' (both anime series)
** ''Narm/FushigiYuugi''
** ''Narm/GuiltyCrown''
** ''Narm/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Narm/MawaruPenguindrum''
** ''Narm/{{Naruto}}''
** ''Narm/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
** ''Narm/OnePiece''
** ''Narm/RevolutionaryGirlUtena''
** ''Narm/SailorMoon''
** ''Narm/SaintSeiya''
** ''Narm/SwordArtOnline''
** ''Narm/UminekoWhenTheyCry''
** ''Narm/ValvraveTheLiberator''
** ''Narm/YuGiOh''



** Narm/ChickTracts



** ''Narm/{{Emergence}}''
** ''Narm/FalloutEquestria''
** ''Narm/FriendshipIsFailure''
** ''Narm/MyBravePonyStarfleetMagic''



** ''Narm/AlienCovenant''
** ''Narm/TheAmazingSpiderMan2''
** ''Narm/{{Avatar}}''
** ''Narm/BattlefieldEarth''
** ''Narm/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''
** ''Narm/DCExtendedUniverse''
** ''Narm/{{Death Note|2017}}'' (2017)
** ''Narm/TheEmojiMovie''
** ''Narm/{{Fantastic Four|2015}}'' (2015)
** ''Narm/GhostRider''
** ''Narm/HarryPotter''
** ''Narm/{{It|1990}}'' (1990)
** ''Narm/TheLastAirbender''
** ''Narm/TheLordOfTheRings''
** ''Narm/MarvelCinematicUniverse''
** ''Narm/ThePredator''
** ''Narm/RockADoodle''
** ''Narm/SpiderManTrilogy''
** ''Narm/StarTrek''
** ''Narm/StarWars''
** ''Narm/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''
** ''Narm/TransformersFilmSeries''
** ''Narm/{{Twilight}}''
** ''Narm/{{Venom|2018}}'' (2018)
** ''Narm/XMenFilmSeries''



** ''Narm/BlackJewels''
** ''Narm/HarryPotter''
** ''Narm/TheLordOfTheRings''
** ''Narm/{{Twilight}}''



** ''Narm/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''
** ''Narm/{{Arrow}}''
** ''Narm/Daredevil2015''
** ''Narm/DoctorWho''
** ''Narm/GameOfThrones''
** ''Narm/{{Gotham}}''
** ''Narm/OnceUponATime''
** ''Narm/OneTreeHill''
** ''Narm/{{Riverdale}}''
** ''Narm/StarTrek''
** ''Narm/{{Supernatural}}''
** ''Narm/TheWalkingDeadTVShow''



** ''Narm/BattleRoyale''
** ''Narm/DeathNote''



** Narm/{{Bioware}}
*** ''Narm/MassEffect''
*** ''Narm/DragonAge''
*** ''Narm/DragonAgeOrigins''
*** ''Narm/DragonAgeII''
*** ''Narm/DragonAgeInquisition''
*** ''Narm/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''
** ''Narm/{{Castlevania}}''
** ''Narm/DevilMayCry''
** ''Narm/FinalFantasy''
** ''Narm/FireEmblem''
** ''Narm/HouseOfTheDead''
** ''Narm/TheKingOfFighters''
** ''Narm/KingdomHearts''
** ''Narm/TheLegendOfZelda''
** ''Narm/MetalGear''
** ''Narm/ResidentEvil''
** ''Narm/SilentHill''
** ''Narm/SonicTheHedgehog''
** ''Narm/StreetFighter''
** ''Narm/SpyroTheDragon''
** ''Narm/TalesSeries''
** ''Narm/VirtuaFighter''



** Narm/GoAnimate



** ''Narm/HowIBecameYours''



** ''Narm/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** ''Narm/SanjayAndCraig''
** ''Narm/StarWarsRebels''

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