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Basic Trope: A franchise or work gets an installment that focuses more on comedy in comparison to the previous ones.

  • Straight: The show Tropers is a drama, but it has a spin-off (or later seasons) that focuses more on comedy.
  • Exaggerated: Tropers is a hardcore, depressing drama. Its spin-off (or later seasons) is entirely comedy-based.
  • Downplayed: Tropers isn't necessarily a drama, but tends to have a fairly serious tone. Its spin-off (or later seasons) often play up the more comical aspects at times.
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  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Some episodes of "Tropers" are much more comical than others.
  • Averted: There is no tone change.
  • Enforced: The writers of "Tropers" believe that Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy is in effect, and that making the work more comical might draw in some more viewers.
  • Lampshaded: "We used to be more dramatic than this. I wonder what happened."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: "One time we killed the bad guy, but now all we have to do is throw a pie at his face. That's interesting."
  • Conversed: "Why do some works get more comedic over time?"


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