Category:Subverted Innocence Tropes

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Writers like to play with our perceptions and subvert our expectations, especially when it comes to the innocent. Things associated with purity, happiness, and joy are frequently warped and twisted into something more sinister, either for humour, drama, or horror. These are the tropes that make you sit back and think, "Well, thanks for ruining my idyllic childhood."

Contrast with Obviously Evil.