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  • In the second volume of The Invisibles, a redneck in a diner is giving Lord Fanny, a Brazilian transvestite shaman, a hard time. In response, King Mob grabs the man's groin (and not in a good way) and lectures the redneck that this is not a cowboy movie in which the redneck is the hero, but a horror film where he's the idiot who picks on a stranger who turns out to be a vampire or something. At first the redneck apologizes, but then he decides to attack King Mob anyway, and thus we get to witness the other trope invoked by King Mob in his little speech.
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  • Fables: A journalist discovers that certain New York residents seem to have been living for centuries without aging. He believes them to be vampires. The residents of Fabletown decide to play along and convince him he was mind-controlled by them and forced to have sex with an Undead Child (in reality they knocked him out and took some suggestive photos with him and Pinocchio) and if he tells anybody their secret, they'll send the evidence to the police.
  • The Unbelievable Gwenpool is a human girl from our world (or somewhere in the Marvel multiverse that's similar) that likes comics and is sucked into the mainstream Marvel Universe. So, she knows many of the tropes relative to superhero comics but sometimes this can backfire on her.
    • In Champions (2016), Gwen crashes a confrontation between the team and the bigoted sheriff of a small town, causes chaos and forces the team to escape. In the clear, the team demands an explanation. Gwenpool reveals that she obviously saved them from some super villain action forcing them to be bigoted since this is a comic book; no one could be that bigoted! Kamala Khan says that things aren't so black and white and that people can be that evil without super villain influence. Indeed, Gwen gets incredibly frustrated by the lack of super villains showing up and leaves still thinking that a villain of some sort will show up. The only consolation given is O5!Cyclops telling Kamala that he hopes that she finds that super villain somewhere.
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    • Gwenpool hits this again in her own book when she encounters Deadpool. She says, out loud, that she'll be able to kill him because this is her book and she has Plot Armor. When Wade hears this, he figures out what's going on immediately and gives her a terrible "The Reason You Suck" Speech that points out how out of her league she is with him because his Plot Armor is much stronger'' than hers.
    Deadpool: I've had hundreds of issues. I don't know how many series. I guest appear everywhere. Comics, video games, TV shows, and lets's not forget, the highest grossing R-Rated film of all time. You however, first appeared as a back-up in Howard the Duck because they weren't sure if anyone would like you. You are the last person who can kill me.


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