Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Beware the Silly Ones: This is a fairly common trope that is used in many forms of media. It occurs when a character that’s usually played for comic relief, shows their true powers . Some examples include: Tobi from Naruto. This spiral-masked clown is first described as a bumbling idiot. However, due to some spoilers later, his true colors come out, and it causes the reader to step back in shock. Next, there’s Deadpool from Marvel. Everybody’s favorite “merc with the mouth” is one of the funniest characters to every grace comics. His strange blend of humor has entertained the world over. Then, you remember that he’s a literal expert with almost every weapon, and can kill you in the amount of time it takes you to make a PB&J! Lastly, there’s Sheldon Plankton from Spongebob Squarepants. While usually the pathetic and easily tricked antagonist, he makes a complete U-turn in the movie. He literally enslaves all of Bikini Bottom, and steals King Neptune’s crown.
Bloody and Gorier : A pretty dark trope that’s used in many forms of media. It occurs when a remake or update of a specific work goes for a much more gruesome tale. Various changes occur, and they’re usually much more graphic in terms of blood and gore. Some examples include: Afterlife with Archie. This horror spinoff of the ultra popular Archie Comics has Jughead getting bitten by a zombified Hot Dog. The story takes a dramatic and gruesome turn with tons of blood and gore. Next, there’s Peter Kuper’s Spy vs. Spy series. What originally started out as cartoonish violence, has now escalated into an all out gore fest.