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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTheFatalFive'' subverts PowerTrio. Although Miss Martian, Jessica, and Thomas are the main three teen heroes of the movie, she's not as close to either of them as Jessica and Thomas are to each other. When she tries befriending Thomas, he's too out of it to respond to her but responds better to [[NiceGirl Jessica]], so Miss Martian leaves the two be.


* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' ''seems'' to have a straight example of PerspectiveReversal at first glance. Sully is generally mmore progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress" though, because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values can be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.

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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' ''seems'' to have a straight example of PerspectiveReversal at first glance. Sully is generally mmore more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress" though, because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values can be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.


* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' ''seems'' to have a straight example of PerspectiveReversal at first glance. Sully is generally much more progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress" though, because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.

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* ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' ''seems'' to have a straight example of PerspectiveReversal at first glance. Sully is generally much more mmore progressive than most of the other men in town about almost every issue: ethnical minorities, women's rights, controversial books in the new town library, the theory of evolution, homosexuality... But when it comes to the railway and other building projects, Sully is the one fighting "progress" and the other men are supporting it. Sully has good reasons to dislike that kind of "progress" though, because he knows how this would affect the local Cheyennes, all the animals in the nearby forest and the nature scenes. Which would have been a radical viewpoint in the 1860s/1870s. The other men on the other hand will only want to make a quick profit, and will not care too much about if other values could can be lost. So it means that Sully ''still'' is the progressive one and the other men the more conservative ones.


Basically, this is playing bait and switch[[note]]in the ordinary sense of the term, not in the sense of the humor trope BaitAndSwitch[[/note]] with a trope. A work makes you think a trope is going to happen, but it doesn't.

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Basically, this is playing bait and switch[[note]]in the ordinary sense of the term, not in the sense of the humor trope BaitAndSwitch[[/note]] switch with a trope. A work makes you think a trope is going to happen, but it doesn't.


Bear in mind that, just as TropesAreNotBad, subversions are not automatically good, witty, clever, or original.

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Bear in mind that, just as TropesAreNotBad, Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, subversions are not automatically good, witty, clever, or original.


** InVinoVeritas is subverted in the episode "Mountain of Madness," where a park ranger enters a cabin and finds it full of partying employees from the nuclear plant.
---> '''Ranger:''' Hey, what is going on here? Who are you people? This is a lookout post. Where is Ranger Mc Fadden?\\

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** InVinoVeritas is and ActuallyIAmHim are subverted in the episode "Mountain of Madness," where a park ranger enters a cabin and finds it full of partying employees from the nuclear plant.
---> '''Ranger:''' Hey, what is going on here? Who are you people? This is a lookout post. Where is Ranger Mc Fadden?\\[=McFadden=]?\\



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* ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} does this with BastardBastard. Some incarnations of Catwoman are the illegitimate daughter of Gotham-based mafia don Carmine Falcone and his mistress. She grows up with no knowledge of her parentage since Falcone cut ties with her mother before she was born, condemning them to live in poverty. Catwoman, even at her worse, has stronger morals than the most honorable version of her possible father.
* ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' does this with AllForNothing. As a boy, Sodam Yat grew disgusted with his planet's murderous xenophobia, including when his fellows murdered an alien astronaut whose ship crashes on his planet. In response, he labored for years to repair the alien's ship and leave, but just as he was finished, a power ring arrived to induct him into the Green Lantern Corps. While that meant that now he didn't need the ship to leave the planet, the fact that he worked with that much determination to repair a ship he didn't know, nor how to pilot it or even where he could have gone after he launched, all for the sake of leaving a place and its evil is an incredible display of courage worthy of the Corps.





* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' is almost as good at doing this as ''The Simpsons'' is. In "The Slumber Party", Mr. Krabs enlists the help of [=SpongeBob=] to [[OverprotectiveDad spy on Pearl]] at the titular slumber party, from which her father has explicitly been forbidden. When the party starts, we see [[PaperThinDisguise what is obviously]] [[DisguisedInDrag SpongeBob dressed as a woman]], making no effort to disguise his voice and calling himself "Girly Teengirl from Farawayville." Pearl and her girlfriends [[GenreSavvy call him out on this]], and "Girly Teengirl" gets upset and runs off crying...right past a normally-dressed [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs, who wonder who that strange teenage girl was.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarepants'' is almost as good at doing this as ''The Simpsons'' is. In "The Slumber Party", Mr. Krabs enlists the help of [=SpongeBob=] to [[OverprotectiveDad spy on Pearl]] at the titular slumber party, from which her father has explicitly been forbidden. When the party starts, we see [[PaperThinDisguise what is obviously]] [[DisguisedInDrag SpongeBob dressed as a woman]], making no effort to disguise his voice and calling himself "Girly Teengirl from Farawayville." Pearl and her girlfriends [[GenreSavvy call him out on this]], and "Girly Teengirl" gets upset and runs off crying...right past a normally-dressed [=SpongeBob=] and Mr. Krabs, who wonder who that strange teenage doppelgänger girl was.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheDragonPrince''
** Does this with ConvenientlyAnOrphan. Rayla parents were supposed to be guarding the Dragon King and his egg, but when he was slain and the egg was lost, they fled. She'd rather believe that they were dead, since she feels that they showed weakness in running away.
** Does this with JerkassBall. When Callum is in a coma because of his use of dark magic, Rayla spends two episodes being angry at him for doing so even though he did it to save her life. To be fair, however, she still gives him doting care and throws in a gentle word of encouragement every now and again. Subverted when she begins to understand how serious Callum's fever dream, or dark magic coma, is after Callum begins having trouble breathing.
** Does this with NoSympathy. Rayla is angry at Callum for using dark magic despite his saving her life, and spends her time in the last two episodes chastising him for doing so. Subverted when she realizes how serious Callum's fever dream, or dark magic coma, actually was; she ends up clutching Callum in a bone-crushing hug, begging Callum not to die.

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** Does this with NeverMyFault in "[[Recap/RickAndMortyS1E6RickPotionNumber9 Rick Potion #9]]". Rick and Morty both blame each other for the end of the world. Rick blames Morty for everything due to wanting him to make a love serum in the first place and refusing to simply pass him a screwdriver, even comparing it to drugging a girl so he could rape her. Morty, on the other hand, blames Rick for haphazardly rushing his cure by throwing a bunch of random genes together and hoping for the best, which results in mutating everyone into "Cronenbergs." However, Morty is willing to accept his part of the blame when Rick calls him out on his actions, saying that he should have listened to Rick when he refused to make the serum. However, Morty tells Rick "you got to accept your part of the blame too", which Rick refuses to accept, constantly. Telling Morty "you're welcome" for all his mistakes and even pointing out in the end that if he didn't screw up as much as he did then the two of them would have died anyway, as if that would make Morty feel any better.


* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Does this with HumansAreNotTheDominantSpecies. The viewer is lead to believe that cyborg dogs have taken over the earth, usurping humans as the dominant species. Instead, it turns out that [[spoiler:it was AllJustADream designed to convince the leader of the dog rebellion that taking over the Earth would make them just like the humans, leading him to decide to colonize another dimension instead]].

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Does this with HumansAreNotTheDominantSpecies. The viewer is lead to believe that cyborg dogs have taken over the earth, usurping humans as the dominant species. Instead, it turns out that [[spoiler:it was AllJustADream designed to convince the leader of the dog rebellion that taking over the Earth would make them just like the humans, leading him to decide to colonize another dimension instead]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Does this with HumansAreNotTheDominantSpecies. The viewer is lead to believe that cyborg dogs have taken over the earth, usurping humans as the dominant species. Instead, it turns out that [[spoiler:it was AllJustADream designed to convince the leader of the dog rebellion that taking over the Earth would make them just like the humans, leading him to decide to colonize another dimension instead]].


* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' The ''Deep Trouble'' comics show that a falling out with Star was the in-universe reason for Alfonzo Dolittle & Ferguson O'durguson being DemotedToExtra in Season 2 -- Star stopped taking them with her and Marco on adventures because of their immature behavior. She gets even more reason to distance herself from them when she finds out that they've been breaking into her room and screwing around with her stuff, and she speaks of them rather disdainfully even before learning about that. Star's offhand line about how Marco would still be hanging out with them [[ItMakesSenseInContext if she were never born]] implies that Marco spends much less time with them. He doesn't look too happy to see that they've been breaking into his house to raid Star's room either. Finally Subverted when the episode "Sophomore Slump" reveals that Marco is still friends with them and hangs around them. Though they did get annoyed at Marco when he keeps talking about Mewni, they accept Marco's apology for his behavior and they present him with their lucky dice as he leaves for Mewni.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' does this with WeUsedToBeFriends. The ''Deep Trouble'' comics show that a falling out with Star was the in-universe reason for Alfonzo Dolittle & Ferguson O'durguson being DemotedToExtra in Season 2 -- Star stopped taking them with her and Marco on adventures because of their immature behavior. She gets even more reason to distance herself from them when she finds out that they've been breaking into her room and screwing around with her stuff, and she speaks of them rather disdainfully even before learning about that. Star's offhand line about how Marco would still be hanging out with them [[ItMakesSenseInContext if she were never born]] implies that Marco spends much less time with them. He doesn't look too happy to see that they've been breaking into his house to raid Star's room either. Finally Subverted when the The episode "Sophomore Slump" reveals that Marco is still friends with them and hangs around them. Though they did get annoyed at Marco when he keeps talking about Mewni, they accept Marco's apology for his behavior and they present him with their lucky dice as he leaves for Mewni.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' The ''Deep Trouble'' comics show that a falling out with Star was the in-universe reason for Alfonzo Dolittle & Ferguson O'durguson being DemotedToExtra in Season 2 -- Star stopped taking them with her and Marco on adventures because of their immature behavior. She gets even more reason to distance herself from them when she finds out that they've been breaking into her room and screwing around with her stuff, and she speaks of them rather disdainfully even before learning about that. Star's offhand line about how Marco would still be hanging out with them [[ItMakesSenseInContext if she were never born]] implies that Marco spends much less time with them. He doesn't look too happy to see that they've been breaking into his house to raid Star's room either. Finally Subverted when the episode "Sophomore Slump" reveals that Marco is still friends with them and hangs around them. Though they did get annoyed at Marco when he keeps talking about Mewni, they accept Marco's apology for his behavior and they present him with their lucky dice as he leaves for Mewni.


* Through much of the Pixar's ToyStory2, Pete the Prospector plays the role of Sage, dispensing advice to other characters. But a glimpse of "Woody's Roundup", the TV show that represents his origin, shows Pete playing a self-sabotaging buffoon. The glimpse hints that his sagely nuggets of wisdom may actually be fool's gold. By the end of the film his true role is revealed.

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* Through much of the Pixar's ToyStory2, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2, Pete the Prospector plays the role of Sage, dispensing advice to other characters. But a glimpse of "Woody's Roundup", the TV show that represents his origin, shows Pete playing a self-sabotaging buffoon. The glimpse hints that his sagely nuggets of wisdom may actually be fool's gold. By the end of the film his true role is revealed.

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