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12th Jun '16 9:10:31 PM Eievie
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Tropes that are there because the writer had to include them - especially when a sharp-eyed viewer can tell the creator would have preferred to leave them out.

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Tropes that are there because the writer had to include them - especially them--especially when a sharp-eyed viewer can tell the creator would have preferred to leave them out.



* ActionGirl - at least when a show is action/adventure-oriented and has a prominent female role. Otherwise, the whole thing just looks plain discriminatory.
* CensorshipTropes. You can't ignore the censors without consequences.

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* ActionGirl - at ActionGirl: At least when a show is action/adventure-oriented and has a prominent female role. Otherwise, the whole thing just looks plain discriminatory.
* CensorshipTropes. CensorshipTropes: You can't ignore the censors without consequences.



* When fiction deals with the history of some region, it may sometimes need RoseTintedNarrative to get mainstream success in that region. In worse cases, Rose Tinted Narrative will be required for [[BannedInChina publication.]]

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* When fiction deals with the history of some region, it may sometimes need RoseTintedNarrative to get mainstream success in that region. In worse cases, Rose Tinted Narrative will be required for [[BannedInChina publication.]]publication]].



** Also happens with other works that require the authorization of their subjects - authorized biographies, for instance.
** Under UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, priests, ministers, and other religious authorities had to be portrayed respectfully without exception. Fittingly, one of the co-authors of the Code's actual text was a Jesuit Catholic priest - and while he acknowledged that not all "ministers of religion" were worthy of respect, mockery of any one of them would (supposedly) encourage sacrilegious attitudes.

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** Also happens with other works that require the authorization of their subjects - authorized subjects--authorized biographies, for instance.
** Under UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode, priests, ministers, and other religious authorities had to be portrayed respectfully without exception. Fittingly, one of the co-authors of the Code's actual text was a Jesuit Catholic priest - and priest--and while he acknowledged that not all "ministers of religion" were worthy of respect, mockery of any one of them would (supposedly) encourage sacrilegious attitudes.



** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' takes this even further. In [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books]], Daenerys Targaryen is 14 when she is [[ArrangedMarriage married off]] to [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Khal Drogo]], and eventually becomes pregnant with his child. She was aged up significantly to avoid the MoralGuardians, but as the time of her birth is tied to [[GreatOffscreenWar Robert's Rebellion]], the rest of the cast had to be aged up as well. Of course, this allows a few ''more'' characters to get that delicious high-skin {{Sexposition}} time, so it works out, we guess?

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** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' takes this even further. In [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books]], Daenerys Targaryen is 14 13 when she is [[ArrangedMarriage married off]] to [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Khal Drogo]], and eventually becomes pregnant with his child.child--just as she turns 14. She was aged up significantly to avoid the MoralGuardians, but as the time of her birth is tied to [[GreatOffscreenWar Robert's Rebellion]], the rest of the cast had to be aged up as well. Of course, this allows a few ''more'' characters to get that delicious high-skin {{Sexposition}} time, so it works out, we guess?
16th Apr '16 8:54:51 PM Ramidel
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* PostScriptSeason: This is almost never something planned by the writers. If a show is renewed, it'll get written for, but the writers then have to work their way out of the constraints of the original story.
6th Apr '16 2:12:41 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Series/GameOfThrones takes this even further. In [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books]], Danerys is 14 when she is [[ArrangedMarriage married off]] to [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Khal Drogo]]. She was aged up significantly to avoid the MoralGuardians, but as the time of her birth is tied to [[GreatOffscreenWar Robert's Rebellion]], the rest of the cast had to be aged up as well. Of course, this allows a few ''more'' characters to get that delicious high-skin {{Sexposition}} time, so it works out, we guess?

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** Series/GameOfThrones ''Series/GameOfThrones'' takes this even further. In [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the books]], Danerys Daenerys Targaryen is 14 when she is [[ArrangedMarriage married off]] to [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Khal Drogo]].Drogo]], and eventually becomes pregnant with his child. She was aged up significantly to avoid the MoralGuardians, but as the time of her birth is tied to [[GreatOffscreenWar Robert's Rebellion]], the rest of the cast had to be aged up as well. Of course, this allows a few ''more'' characters to get that delicious high-skin {{Sexposition}} time, so it works out, we guess?
5th Apr '16 6:48:35 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* TwoPartTrilogy: When a work turns out to be particularly successful, executives often demand two or more followups [[CashCowFranchise to cash in on the success of the original]], which necessitates writing one story that can be stretched over multiple installments. Conversely, when a writer gets an idea for a multi-part story, they usually can't get the later installments greenlit unless the first one turns out to be successful, which necessitates writing a first installment that can stand on its own.
26th Jan '16 8:15:12 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ProductPlacement is often the result of ExecutiveMeddling, while some are done with the agreement of the filmmakers. Whatever reason, this trope brings more money to the production.

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* ProductPlacement is often the result of ExecutiveMeddling, while some are done with the agreement of the filmmakers. Whatever reason, this trope brings more money to the production.production, which is often a necessity for covering the costs of filming.
26th Jan '16 8:09:44 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* AdaptationalModesty is practically mandatory in movie adaptations that strive to reach a general audience. Even if an actor is comfortable with appearing naked onscreen, extended scenes of full-frontal nudity pretty much ''guarantee'' a film an "R" rating, which makes a film much harder to market. Especially mandatory if a character is underage; while putting naked underaged characters in a novel or comic book might fly, it most definitely ''doesn't'' in a movie or television series, where ([[DawsonCasting with a few exceptions]]) they have to be played by real underaged actors.
15th Jan '16 7:54:21 AM Anddrix
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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating. It's presumed that any work that ''can'' be seen without moral qualms by anyone, regardless of age, is not worth seeing by adults ("children will watch ''[[ViewersAreMorons anything]]''"). Since this would cut into profits by scaring off parts of the potential audience, it needs to be avoided.

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* AvoidTheDreadedGRating. It's presumed that any work that ''can'' be seen without moral qualms by anyone, regardless of age, is not worth seeing by adults ("children will watch ''[[ViewersAreMorons anything]]''").''anything''"). Since this would cut into profits by scaring off parts of the potential audience, it needs to be avoided.
1st Nov '15 1:46:27 AM Llygodenfawr
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* SecondaryCharacterTitle notably shows up in many of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays that deal with historical monarchs and rulers. Because of the Elizabethan era's rigid social hierarchy, characters of higher social status had to set themselves apart from the commoners by speaking in verse, and plays always had to be named for the character of the highest social ranking--even if they weren't actually the protagonist. Examples include ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' (where the protagonist is Brutus), ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'' (where the protagonist is Cymbeline's daughter Imogen), ''Theatre/HenryIV'' (where the protagonist is the young Prince Hal), and ''Theatre/HenryVI'' (which is about the feuding English nobility in the Wars of the Roses). [[note]] The only reason his most famous tragedy is called ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' instead of ''Claudius'' is because Claudius isn't the ''legitimate'' King of Denmark.[[/note]]

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* SecondaryCharacterTitle notably shows up in many of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's plays that deal with historical monarchs and rulers. Because of the Elizabethan era's rigid social hierarchy, characters of higher social status had to set themselves apart from the commoners by speaking in verse, and plays always had to be named for the character of the highest social ranking--even if they weren't actually the protagonist. Examples include ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'' (where the protagonist is Brutus), ''Theatre/{{Cymbeline}}'' (where the protagonist is Cymbeline's daughter Imogen), ''Theatre/HenryIV'' (where the protagonist is the young Prince Hal), and ''Theatre/HenryVI'' (which is about the feuding English nobility in the Wars of the Roses). [[note]] The only reason his most famous tragedy is called ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' instead of ''Claudius'' is because that Claudius isn't the ''legitimate'' King of Denmark.[[/note]]
1st Nov '15 1:45:08 AM Llygodenfawr
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, [[OldMaster Yoda]] remains an example of InexplicablyAwesome because Creator/GeorgeLucas has explicitly forbade ExpandedUniverse writers from exploring his backstory, or revealing anything major about his (still unnamed) species.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, [[OldMaster Yoda]] remains an example of InexplicablyAwesome because Creator/GeorgeLucas has explicitly forbade ExpandedUniverse writers from exploring his backstory, or revealing anything major about his (still unnamed) species.
16th Sep '15 12:45:54 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ProductPlacement is most often the result of ExecutiveMeddling, and therefore falls into this trope. Some works (e.g. ''Series/ThirtyRock'') try to lampshade/make fun of it; others (like ''Series/MadMen'') work it in elegantly; but in most it just sits there.

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* ProductPlacement is most often the result of ExecutiveMeddling, and therefore falls into while some are done with the agreement of the filmmakers. Whatever reason, this trope. Some works (e.g. ''Series/ThirtyRock'') try trope brings more money to lampshade/make fun of it; others (like ''Series/MadMen'') work it in elegantly; but in most it just sits there.the production.
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