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28th Dec '16 9:36:10 PM Xtifr
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* The villain in ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross casts a reality-warping spell which forces his life into the structure of a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, with him as the villain. He plans on stopping the spell after he captures the person playing the Bond role; that way, the pawn goes from being a super-suave man of action to a simple civil servant out of his depth, and it'll be too late for anyone else to step in. [[spoiler: He thinks it's the hero; it turns out that the hero is actually the Bond ''girl'', and his girlfriend is Bond.]]

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* The villain in ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' ''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue'' by Creator/CharlesStross casts a reality-warping spell which forces his life into the structure of a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, with him as the villain. He plans on stopping the spell after he captures the person playing the Bond role; that way, the pawn goes from being a super-suave man of action to a simple civil servant out of his depth, and it'll be too late for anyone else to step in. [[spoiler: He thinks it's the hero; it turns out that the hero is actually the Bond ''girl'', and his girlfriend is Bond.]]
19th Dec '16 6:04:36 AM Spindriver
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** The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' actually has rules for this, including magic that lets you manipulate and even draw power from narrative {{trope}}s, as well as a caution that just because you set yourself up as the Hero Who Saves the Town From the Evil Troll doesn't mean [[WrongGenreSavvy you're not actually]] One of the Dozen Hapless Characters Who Get Killed by the Troll Before the Hero Shows Up or, if the story is being told from a troll perspective, The Human That Gets Smooshed by the Troll. Troll fairy stories aren't very subtle.

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** The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' actually has rules for this, including magic that lets you manipulate and even draw power from narrative {{trope}}s, as well as a caution that just because you set yourself up as the Hero Who Saves the Town From the Evil Troll doesn't mean [[WrongGenreSavvy you're not actually]] One of the Dozen Hapless Characters Who Get Killed by the Troll Before the Hero Shows Up or, if the story is being told from a troll perspective, The Human That Gets Smooshed by the Troll. Troll (Troll fairy stories aren't very subtle.)
19th Dec '16 6:03:00 AM Spindriver
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** The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' actually has rules for this: A spell that lets you twist narrative {{trope}}s, as well as a caution that just because you set yourself up as the Hero Who Saves the Town From the Evil Troll doesn't mean [[WrongGenreSavvy you're not actually]] One of the Dozen Hapless Characters Who Get Killed by the Troll Before the Hero Shows Up or, if the story is being told from a troll perspective, The Human That Gets Smooshed by the Troll. "Troll stories aren't very subtle."

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** The ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRolePlayingGame'' actually has rules for this: A spell this, including magic that lets you twist manipulate and even draw power from narrative {{trope}}s, as well as a caution that just because you set yourself up as the Hero Who Saves the Town From the Evil Troll doesn't mean [[WrongGenreSavvy you're not actually]] One of the Dozen Hapless Characters Who Get Killed by the Troll Before the Hero Shows Up or, if the story is being told from a troll perspective, The Human That Gets Smooshed by the Troll. "Troll Troll fairy stories aren't very subtle."



* The villain in ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross casts a reality-warping spell which forces his life into the structure of a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, with him as the villain. He plans on stopping the spell after he captures the person playing the Bond role; that way, the pawn goes from being a super-suave man of action to a simple civil servant out of his depth, and it'll be too late for anyone else to step in. [[spoiler: He thinks it's the hero--it turns out that the hero is actually the Bond ''girl'', and his girlfriend is Bond.]]

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* The villain in ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross casts a reality-warping spell which forces his life into the structure of a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, with him as the villain. He plans on stopping the spell after he captures the person playing the Bond role; that way, the pawn goes from being a super-suave man of action to a simple civil servant out of his depth, and it'll be too late for anyone else to step in. [[spoiler: He thinks it's the hero--it hero; it turns out that the hero is actually the Bond ''girl'', and his girlfriend is Bond.]]
29th Nov '16 3:30:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John and Dave try to lure out a ghost by splitting up, with John taking a shower and Dave taking a nap, while loudly announcing their plan and their fervent hope that they will '''not''' be attacked by a ghost under these circumstances.
* In ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' Princess Alianora's parents invited an evil fairy to her christening in hopes that she'd curse her, presumably with the intended result that she be rescued by a handsome prince. Instead the fairy, possibly thrilled by the novelty of being ''invited'', had a wonderful time and went home without cursing anyone.

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* In ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John and Dave try to lure out a ghost by splitting up, with John taking a shower and Dave taking a nap, while loudly announcing their plan and their fervent hope that they will '''not''' be attacked by a ghost under these circumstances.
* In ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' ''Literature/TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' Princess Alianora's parents invited an evil fairy to her christening in hopes that she'd curse her, presumably with the intended result that she be rescued by a handsome prince. Instead the fairy, possibly thrilled by the novelty of being ''invited'', had a wonderful time and went home without cursing anyone.
6th Nov '16 2:01:22 PM wootzits
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* Every few episodes of ''KeroroGunsou'', Momoka will try to stage a RescueRomance in order to get closer to Fuyuki. For one reason or another, it ''never'' seems to work. For the most part, this is because she's trying to be rescued by ''[[NonActionGuy Fuyuki]]''.

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* Every few episodes of ''KeroroGunsou'', ''Manga/SgtFrog'', Momoka will try to stage a RescueRomance in order to get closer to Fuyuki. For one reason or another, it ''never'' seems to work. For the most part, this is because she's trying to be rescued by ''[[NonActionGuy Fuyuki]]''.
19th Aug '16 3:26:35 PM MattBen789
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The writer invokes a narrative {{trope}} by having a character consciously set it up.

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The writer invokes brings a narrative {{trope}} into play by having a character consciously set it up.


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'''THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS AN [[IntendedTrope INTENDED TROPE]]!!! ONLY A CHARACTER CAN INVOKE A TROPE; AN AUTHOR ''PER SE'' CANNOT!!!'''
29th Jun '16 5:26:47 PM nombretomado
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* TomSawyer runs his life this way. It helps that ''Mark Twain'' runs Tom Sawyer's life this way. Of course, [[MediumAwareness Tom probably knows that]].
** On the other hand, when HuckleberryFinn attempts the same, it ends in disaster.

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* TomSawyer Literature/TomSawyer runs his life this way. It helps that ''Mark Twain'' runs Tom Sawyer's life this way. Of course, [[MediumAwareness Tom probably knows that]].
** On the other hand, when HuckleberryFinn Literature/HuckleberryFinn attempts the same, it ends in disaster.
26th May '16 10:58:26 PM PaulA
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* [[Creator/HarryTurtledove The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump]] begins with the narrator receiving a call from his boss in the middle of the night (and the boss blaming time zones). [[BookEnds It ends with the narrator deliberately calling the boss at the same hour]].
14th Apr '16 9:29:36 AM LadyNorbert
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* ''[[Fanfic/TheBankCalledYourRealityCheckBounced The Bank Called, Your Reality Check Bounced]]'' deliberately invokes as many tropes as possible as a ShoutOut to TVTropesWiki; some, like CornerOfWoe and PortmanteauCoupleName, are even {{Name Drop}}ped.
13th Mar '16 9:31:16 PM GrammarNavi
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* Several characters in MercedesLackey's ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series deliberately invoke tropes when it will help them or harm their enemies. They have force due to the presence of an ambient, powerful magic in the land called the Tradition, which causes events to follow the fairytale they most resemble.

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* Several characters in MercedesLackey's ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series deliberately invoke tropes when it will help them or harm their enemies. They have force due to the presence of an ambient, powerful magic in the land called the Tradition, which causes events to follow the fairytale they most resemble.
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