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Basic Trope: A character breaks the fourth wall by chastising the audience for enjoying something they shouldn't.

  • Straight: Amazing Girl calls out the audience for enjoying the violence Emperor Evulz brings forth in her comic book series.
  • Exaggerated:
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  • Downplayed: Amazing Girl pleaded the audience to stop enjoying the violence and sexual themes of her comic book series.
  • Justified: The series is an anti-violence Author Tract made by a disgruntled author who finds the genre/setting they're deconstructing morally reprehensible.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Amazing Girl calls out the readers... actually, she's calling out her sidekick for staring at her.
  • Double Subverted: Said sidekick is representative of the audience: a fat, lazy, no-good nerd manchild who devotes all his time to useless trivia and not doing anything except enjoying puerile stories meant for kids.
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  • Parodied: Amazing Girl is a shrill harpy who bashes on the audience for... not brushing their teeth, liking things other people don't like (specifically, things she and the "author" don't like), and is generally a gigantic, moralizing, sanctimonious elitist.
  • Zig Zagged: Amazing Girl's issues swerve between reveling in the violence and calling the reader out for it.
  • Averted: Violence is played straight.
  • Enforced: The author had took the Moral Guardians' advice, and in the next episode, he has Amazing Girl point out the things the audiences has been enjoying.
  • Lampshaded: "Oh, the writer wants to make us look bad, eh?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Feeling that the audience might stop watching his show, the author doesn't use Amazing Girl to chastise the audience for enjoying the immorality in the series.
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  • Discussed: "Is this going to be another story where the author gets angry at us for liking what he's writing?"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: The comic book is so good that the readers don't care.

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