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Win Back the Crowd: At least one week after release. (CLOSED)


21 4 (5.25)

Hindsight Tropes ("Funny Aneurysm" Moment, Harsher in Hindsight, Hilarious in Hindsight): After the event that makes it harsher/funny/heartwarming is over.


19 3 (6.33)

The Scrappy: At least six months after the character is introduced or becomes hated. (CLOSED)


Limit Box Office Bomb to those that finish their theatrical runs. (CLOSED)


14 1 (14.00)

Fair for Its Day: 20 years after a work's initial release. (CLOSED)


18 5 (3.60)

Values Dissonance/Values Resonance/Society Marches On: 20 years after a work's initial release if it's about the dissonance/resonance from different time periods. Works discussing the dissonance/resonance between different cultures won't require a waiting period.


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