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It may refer to one of the following things:

  • Deconstructed Trope: When a trope is portrayed in the way that would unfold under realistic circumstances.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A character's plan fails because they didn't think about it enough to realize it's not realistically possible.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama: A character attempts to be dramatic but fails miserably for some reason — for example, the laws of reality getting in the way.
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  • Justified Trope: A work offers a reason why it's realistic for a trope to happen.
  • Puff of Logic: An unrealistic thing stops working or existing once it's pointed out that it's not realistic.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: When a moment in a work is unexpectedly realistic compared to the norm for its genre.
  • This Is Reality: When characters mentions the trope In-Universe.
  • Unbuilt Trope: A moment in a work seems unexpectedly realistic, but that's because the work was made before the standard unrealistic version became the norm.
  • Unexpectedly Realistic Gameplay: The video game equivalent, where the gameplay invokes reality a little too much.

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