To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
This would subvert the principles of all knowledge. --Locke.
by Kyle April 15, 2004
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green submarine. From the French roots Sub meaning underwater vessel and Vert maning green.
Look at that large subvert hidden in the seaweed.
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To behave contrary to an established belief or assumption for the purpose of being fresh and interesting. Usually used in the arts when analyzing the reaction of the audience to a performance or piece of writing. Sometimes mistakenly used as a positive when the result in neither fresh nor interesting.
A. Star Wars: The Last Jedi did a great job of subverting audience expectations!
B. No, it was just a narrative mess.

A. Your report written in crayon was very unprofessional.
B. Come on! I was just trying to subvert expectations!
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To destroy a great TV show with out-of-character actions and inconsistent logic for the sake of unneeded twists. Usually associated with Game of Thrones, but can be applied to Lost, Dexter, and other TV series.
Did you watch the last episode of Game of Thrones? D&D love to subvert expectations. Yesterday, they transformed Jon Snow into a wolf and made him eat Sansa.
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A term best described as adding 'out of character' behaviour and lines to the characters and unnecessary plot twists for the sake of drama and shock value. Exc. Game of Thrones S8.
"We kind of forgot about good writing and logic so we decided to subvert expectations this season because, you know, shock value."

D&D on GoT S8
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Place were connoisseurs of life's best things meet
Yo gonna check SC and be cool too!
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lame excuse for a really bad plot twist in a movie or series
- Dude, that last season of Game of Thrones was a real letdown. I expected something deeper.
- Yeah, it's called "subverting expectations" these days.
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