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19th Nov '17 4:31:41 AM MarqFJA
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''' This is not the same as an IntendedTrope. Only a character can invoke a trope; and author ''per se'' cannot.'''

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''' This is not the same as an IntendedTrope. Only a character can invoke a trope; and an author ''per se'' cannot.'''
4th Nov '17 8:34:07 PM Lanes17B
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* At the end of the indie movie ''Film/SexEd'', when fired sexual-education teacher, Cole, confronts the father of one of his students, [[MoralGuardians a preacher that successfully lobbied for the school district to ban sex-ed,]] Cole invokes the fact that TheInternetIsForPorn. Specifically, he mentions that if parents are too embarrassed to have TheTalk with their kids, and if it's illegal to teach sex-ed in schools, then kids will go on the internet, where boys will learn that girls are meant to be used as sex objects, and girls will learn that its okay to be treated like that. [[spoiler: Cole's RousingSpeech works, since he is not only rehired, but is used to train other sex-ed teachers.]]
26th Oct '17 10:49:06 AM Crocket_Lawnchair
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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!!!'''

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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!!!'''
''' This is not the same as an IntendedTrope. Only a character can invoke a trope; and author ''per se'' cannot.'''
24th Sep '17 3:21:02 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Blip}}'', when the subject of a nasty falling-out between K and Mary comes up, Liz announces that "It's intervention time! RashomonStyle!" Hester recounts the tail end of the argument, as that was the only part she saw, then Liz gives a deliberately exaggerated version of what she saw, prompting Mary to set the record straight for both of them. Of course, forcing Mary to examine these memories in detail was Liz's goal in the first place.

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* In ''{{Blip}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'', when the subject of a nasty falling-out between K and Mary comes up, Liz announces that "It's intervention time! RashomonStyle!" Hester recounts the tail end of the argument, as that was the only part she saw, then Liz gives a deliberately exaggerated version of what she saw, prompting Mary to set the record straight for both of them. Of course, forcing Mary to examine these memories in detail was Liz's goal in the first place.
25th Aug '17 9:24:29 AM Gosicrystal
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--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center, or [=CInTECH=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?

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--> [=GLaDOS=]: '''[=GLaDOS=]:''' This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center, or [=CInTECH=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?



* ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'': Examples include Runners, girls who run through the school with eyes closed and bookbags unzipped, looking for a cute guy who they will crash into, and subsequently date. One of them would be...
** [[http://www.msfhigh.com/?date=2009-04-01 This girl has the jist of it.]]
*** She MAY have gone a little too fast...

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* ''Webcomic/MSFHigh'': Examples include Runners, girls who run through the school with eyes closed and bookbags unzipped, looking for a cute guy who they will crash into, and subsequently date. One of them would be...
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be [[http://www.msfhigh.com/?date=2009-04-01 This girl has the jist of it.]]
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this girl]]. She MAY have gone a little too fast...
9th Aug '17 10:26:03 PM Codefreak5
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--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center or [=SinTech=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?

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--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center Center, or [=SinTech=].[=CInTECH=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?
3rd Jun '17 9:36:02 AM nombretomado
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* The TVTropes webseries ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' is fond of invoking tropes.

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* The TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes webseries ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' is fond of invoking tropes.
3rd Jun '17 9:35:12 AM nombretomado
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* Kato in ''WebVideo/GantzAbridged'' invokes the RuleOfCool in the final battle. [[spoiler: And the final boss invokes the HeroicSacrifice]]. Yes, it's a ShoutOut to TVTropesWiki.

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* Kato in ''WebVideo/GantzAbridged'' invokes the RuleOfCool in the final battle. [[spoiler: And the final boss invokes the HeroicSacrifice]]. Yes, it's a ShoutOut to TVTropesWiki.Wiki/TVTropes.



* ''[[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.

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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; Wiki/TVTropes; some, like CornerOfWoe and PortmanteauCoupleName, are even {{Name Drop}}ped.
20th May '17 11:25:41 AM nombretomado
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* The fighters of ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' [[MagicallyIneptFighter reject learning magic]] in order to focus exclusively on honing their physical abilities.

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* The fighters of ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' [[MagicallyIneptFighter reject learning magic]] in order to focus exclusively on honing their physical abilities.
18th May '17 12:00:02 PM HighCrate
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gotenks attempts to invoke HeroicSecondWind by "letting" himself get beat so he can have a last-minute comeback and inevitable victory, with a... [[WrongGenreSavvy predicable result]]. In short, all his friends [[KillEmAll get killed one by one]], and later the villain [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the planet]].

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gotenks attempts to invoke HeroicSecondWind by "letting" himself get beat so he can have a last-minute comeback and inevitable victory, with a... [[WrongGenreSavvy predicable result]].result. In short, all his friends [[KillEmAll get killed one by one]], and later the villain [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the planet]].



* Ayano's father tries to invoke BodyguardCrush to pair her up with the immensely powerful Kazuma in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''. Unfortunately for him and his wallet, Kazuma is even more GenreSavvy and cheerfully milks him for all he's worth. [[spoiler:Likely double subverted as it turns out he does care about her a great deal more than he usually lets on. Even more unfortunately, [[AuthorExistenceFailure we'll never get to learn how it all turns out]].]]

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* Ayano's father tries to invoke BodyguardCrush to pair her up with the immensely powerful Kazuma in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''. Unfortunately for him and his wallet, Kazuma is even more GenreSavvy and cheerfully milks him for all he's worth. [[spoiler:Likely double subverted as it turns out he does care about her a great deal more than he usually lets on. Even more unfortunately, [[AuthorExistenceFailure we'll never get to learn how it all turns out]].]]



* ''Fanfic/UninvitedGuests'' is pretty much nothing ''but'' GenreSavvy characters invoking every trope they can think of in order to exploit the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.



*** Quite a lot of this happens in the same book, in fact. When the BigBad (or TheDragon to a dragon, depending how you look at it) calls guards to arrest Captain Vimes, the guards are [[GenreSavvy reluctant to try to arrest him]] as he is clearly unarmed and outnumbered.

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*** Quite a lot of this happens in the same book, in fact. When the BigBad (or TheDragon to a dragon, depending how you look at it) calls guards to arrest Captain Vimes, the guards are [[GenreSavvy reluctant to try to arrest him]] him as he is clearly unarmed and outnumbered.



** 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]] 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.)



* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has the [[RobotWar quarian-geth]] war. It officially started when the geth, a mechanical SlaveRace created by the quarians, began to GrowBeyondTheirProgramming, but they were peaceful and just pondered the nature of their existence ("Do these units have a soul?"). The quarians, who happened upon a rare case of GenreSavvy for a civilisation in this situation and saw where this was going, decided to shut their errant children down. However, some amongst the quarian populace protested. When the protesters were targeted with arrests and eventually violence by police, the geth retaliated. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Violently]]. In the quarians' attempt to ''[[DefiedTrope defy]]'' the RobotWar trope, they accidentally ended up invoking it. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops]].
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