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18th Jun '16 12:08:35 PM MarkLungo
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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage -- .אלץ מיט ייִדיש איז בעסער ווי אַלץ אָן ייִדיש (''Read it Backwards'')

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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage -- .אלץ מיט ייִדיש איז בעסער ווי אַלץ אָן ייִדיש (''Read it Backwards'')right to left'')
6th Jun '16 4:27:03 PM Berrenta
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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles -- Having a character ride a motorcycle in a work is often cooler than having a character simply drive a car or ride a bike.
22nd May '16 2:53:17 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* RuinsForRuinsSake -- These old, crumbling structures don't have any history; they just provide atmosphere.
4th Apr '16 3:21:39 PM margdean56
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Now even if these elements have some importance to the story, it's similar to a {{MacGuffin}} in that the form needn't be any of the elements, but it's still better to have them.

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Now even Even if these elements have some importance to the story, it's similar to a {{MacGuffin}} in that the form needn't be any of the elements, but it's still better to have them.



* EenieMeenieMinyMoai -- Moai statutes automatically make a setting cooler and more exotic.

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* EenieMeenieMinyMoai -- Moai statutes statues automatically make a setting cooler and more exotic.



* FluffyFashionFeathers -- arments with feathers are both fluffy ''and'' fashionable.

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* FluffyFashionFeathers -- arments Garments with feathers are both fluffy ''and'' fashionable.



* YiddishAsASecondLanguage -- .אלץ מיט ייִדיש איז בעסער ווי אַלץ אָן ייִדיש (''Read in Backwards'')

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* YiddishAsASecondLanguage -- .אלץ מיט ייִדיש איז בעסער ווי אַלץ אָן ייִדיש (''Read in it Backwards'')
7th Mar '16 5:16:39 PM justanid
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See also Artistic License, ThePowerOfIndex, RuleOfIndex, {{Spectacle}}, and TropesInAggregate.

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See also Artistic License, ArtisticLicense, ThePowerOfIndex, RuleOfIndex, {{Spectacle}}, and TropesInAggregate.
7th Mar '16 5:16:20 PM justanid
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See also TropesInAggregate.

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See also Artistic License, ThePowerOfIndex, RuleOfIndex, {{Spectacle}}, and TropesInAggregate.






!!A SuperTrope to

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!!A SuperTrope toto:
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Related:
+ ArtisticLicense
+ ThePowerOfIndex
+ RuleOfIndex
+ {{Spectacle}}

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Related:
'''Sub-categories:'''
+ ArtisticLicense
BiggerIsBetter: Big things are so much better than normal-sized and tiny things.
+ ThePowerOfIndex
+ RuleOfIndex
+ {{Spectacle}}
StuffBlowingUp: Having explosions is so much better than not having them.



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+ BiggerIsBetter: Big things are so much better than normal-sized and tiny things.
+ StuffBlowingUp: Having explosions is so much better than not having them.
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[[index]]
[floatboxright:
Categories:
+ BiggerIsBetter: Big things are so much better than normal-sized and tiny things.
+ StuffBlowingUp: Having explosions is so much better than not having them.
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10th Feb '16 12:38:14 PM Scorpion451
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* GratuitousSpecialEffects -- because flying cars are cooler than regular cars, and glowing flying cars trump both.



* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods

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* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopodsEverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods -- because you don't question the awesomeness of anything with CombatTentacles.
7th Nov '15 6:43:36 PM WillyFourEyes
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Of course these elements can seem overused, especially if some feel the overall story is weak, but with a good story, these elements enrich it just by their inclusion.

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Of course these elements can seem overused, especially if some feel the overall story is weak, but with a good story, these elements can enrich it a good story just by with their inclusion.



+ BiggerIsBetter: Big things are so much better than normal-sized and tiny things
+ StuffBlowingUp: Having explosions is so much better than not having them

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+ BiggerIsBetter: Big things are so much better than normal-sized and tiny things
things.
+ StuffBlowingUp: Having explosions is so much better than not having themthem.



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes -- Bagpipes are so much more louder than not playing on bagpipes.

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes -- Bagpipes are so much more louder than not playing on bagpipes.''loud'', even if you know how to play them properly.



* FluffyFashionFeathers -- Clothing with feathers is so much more glamorous than without feathers.

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* FluffyFashionFeathers -- Clothing arments with feathers is so much more glamorous than without feathers.are both fluffy ''and'' fashionable.



* GoldMakesEverythingShiny -- Gold is so much prettier than not having gold.

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* GoldMakesEverythingShiny -- Gold is so much prettier and shinier than not having gold.most other precious metals.



* IncendiaryExponent -- Things on fire are so much more awesome than things that aren't on fire.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons -- Dragons in works not about them are so much cooler than without dragons.

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* IncendiaryExponent -- Things on fire are so much more awesome than things that aren't on fire.
dangerous when they're ''on fire''.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons -- Dragons in works not about them are so much cooler than without dragons.awesome, even if they don't have anything to do with the story.
7th Nov '15 6:31:18 PM WillyFourEyes
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses -- Princesses are so much better than not having princesses.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows -- Rainbows are so much better than not having rainbows.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses -- Princesses are so much better than not having princesses.
What's a good fantasy setting without a princess or two?
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows -- Rainbows are so much better than not having rainbows.make any setting more colorful.



* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles -- Sparkles are so much better than without sparkles.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning -- Spinning is so much cooler than not spinning.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles -- Sparkles are so much better than without sparkles.
Audiences like things that sparkle, shine, and shimmer.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning -- Spinning is so much cooler than not spinning.Things that spin or roll or swirl are cool...provided you don't make yourself dizzy in the process.



* FrickinLaserBeams -- Laser weapons all ways add a bit more punch to a shootout.
* FunnySpoon -- Spoons funnier than without spoons.

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* FrickinLaserBeams -- Laser weapons all ways always add a bit more punch to a shootout.
* FunnySpoon -- Spoons funnier than without spoons."Spoon" is an {{Inherently Funny Word|s}}, so it just goes to show that spoons in fiction are inherently funny objects.



* HeavyMetalUmlaut -- Umlauts are so much more metal than without umlauts.

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* HeavyMetalUmlaut -- Umlauts are so much more metal than without umlauts.Adding random ümläüts to thë vowels of your band's name lets you show off how mëtäl it is.



* RentAZilla -- Giant monsters in works not about them are so much cooler than without giant monsters.
* SlimeSnailsAndMutantTails -- Slime is so much better than no slime.

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* RentAZilla -- Giant monsters in works not about them are so much cooler than without It's got nothing to do with [[{{Kaiju}} giant monsters.
monsters]], but we threw one in anyway.
* SlimeSnailsAndMutantTails -- Slime is so much better than no slime.Sometimes, "creepy, slimy and gross" can also be cool.



* StrawberryShorthand -- Strawberries are so much better than without strawberries.

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* StrawberryShorthand -- Strawberries are so much better than without strawberries.as symbolism.



* XtremeKoolLetterz -- Why simply settle for calling something "cool" when you can make something "Totally Kool"? Add X's, K's, and Z's for maximum koolness factor.
* {{Zipperiffic}} -- Zippers are so much better than without zippers.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz -- Why simply settle for calling something "cool" when you can make something "Totally Kool"? Add X's, K's, and Z's for maximum koolness factor.
faktor.
* {{Zipperiffic}} -- Zippers are so much better than without zippers.
somehow cooler, even on clothing articles that don't normally carry them.
7th Nov '15 4:21:56 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Weapons can be cool on their own, but it's [[RuleOfCool even cooler]] to have them be made of fire, lasers, or some other elements, [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon no matter how impossible]].

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* Weapons can be cool on their own, but it's [[RuleOfCool even cooler]] to have them be made of fire, lasers, [[FlamingSword fire]], [[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]], or some other elements, [[ElementalWeapon elements]], [[ImpossiblyCoolWeapon no matter how impossible]].



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Repeating itself in an explanatory sense is much less bearing than not repeating itself.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Repeating itself in an explanatory sense DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment -- Explaining something with repetition is much less bearing funnier than not repeating itself.explaining something the normal way.



* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles -- Motorcycles are so much cooler than without motorcycles.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies -- Plushies are so much better than not having plushies.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles -- Motorcycles are so much Having a character ride a motorcycle in a work is often cooler than without motorcycles.
having a character simply drive a car or ride a bike.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies -- Plushies are so much better than not having plushies.always cute, right?



* FighterLaunchingSequence -- Seeing fighter planes and space fighters take off is so much cooler than not seeing them take off.

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* FighterLaunchingSequence -- Seeing If you want to show off a dogfight, sometimes it's just that much more awesome watching the fighter planes and space fighters jets take off is so much cooler than not seeing them take off.first.



* FrickinLaserBeams -- Lasers are so much cooler than not having lasers.

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* FrickinLaserBeams -- Lasers are so much cooler than not having lasers.Laser weapons all ways add a bit more punch to a shootout.



* GemEncrusted -- Stuff covered in jewels is so much prettier than stuff not covered in jewels.
* GogglesDoNothing -- Goggles are so much better than not having goggles.

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* GemEncrusted -- Stuff covered Dressing a character in jewels a gem-covered outfit is so much prettier than stuff not covered in jewels.
an easy way to show off how filthy rich they are.
* GogglesDoNothing -- Goggles are look cool, so much better than not having goggles.who cares if they don't actually protect your eyes?



* GratuitousDiscoSequence -- Retro Disco is so much better than without Retro Disco.
* GratuitousNazis -- Nazi villains are so much more evil than if they weren't Nazis.
* GratuitousNinja -- Ninja in works not about them are so much cooler than without ninja.

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* GratuitousDiscoSequence -- Retro Disco is so much better than without Retro Disco.
[[DeaderThanDisco may have died in the '80s]], but the sparkling balls, quirky dance moves and gaudy outfits are still easily recognizable.
* GratuitousNazis -- Nazi villains are so much more evil than if they weren't villains that aren't Nazis.
* GratuitousNinja -- Ninja in works not about them are so much cooler than without ninja.Ninjas, like their samurai counterparts, make anything more badass just with their mere existence.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha -- Mecha in works not about them are so much cooler than without mecha.

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* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha -- Mecha in works not about them are so much cooler than without mecha.Because [[WesternAnimation/MegasXLR we all dig giant robots.]]



* StabTheSky -- Holding weapons over the head looks so much cooler than not holding them like that.

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* StabTheSky -- Holding weapons over the head looks so much cooler than not A character holding a sword over their head makes them like that.look more heroic.



* TooManyBelts -- Belts are so much better than not having belts.
* {{Troperiffic}} -- Tropes are so much better than without tropes.

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* TooManyBelts -- Belts are so much better than not having You can never have clothing with too many belts.
* {{Troperiffic}} -- Tropes are so much better than without tropes.Shows or works that use plenty of tropes unashamedly.



* XMakesAnythingCool -- Having X is so much better than not having X.
* XtremeKoolLetterz -- Xtreme Letterz are so much Kooler than boring uncool letters.

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* XMakesAnythingCool -- Having X is so much better than not having X.
Adding the letter "X" to a proper noun makes it sound more cool/mysterious.
* XtremeKoolLetterz -- Xtreme Letterz are so much Kooler than boring uncool letters.Why simply settle for calling something "cool" when you can make something "Totally Kool"? Add X's, K's, and Z's for maximum koolness factor.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeysEverythingsBetterWithMonkeys -- Look at the monkey! Look at the silly monkey!
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