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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.
2nd Jan '16 10:37:07 PM BlackBaroness
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* The fighters of ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' [[MagicallyIneptFighter reject learning magic]] in order to focus exclusively on honing their physical abilities.
20th Nov '15 5:22:19 AM StFan
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* In ''DungeonZenith'', the keepers of the dungeon create a rumor about a kidnapped princess. But they unwillingly use the name of an existing princess. Then she walks to the dungeon with her secret lover, to make her father believe he saved her.

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* In ''DungeonZenith'', ''[[ComicBook/DungeonTheEarlyYears Dungeon Zenith]]'', the keepers of the dungeon create a rumor about a kidnapped princess. But they unwillingly use the name of an existing princess. Then she walks to the dungeon with her secret lover, to make her father believe he saved her.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}'' has tried, at least once, to invoke YouWereTryingTooHard, declaring that she was ''not'' looking for a boyfriend, and therefore a suitable one should pop up any minute now. It didn't work.
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* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' is basically ''Invoked Trope: TheMovie''. Practically every horror movie cliche, from [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]] lying around where anyone can find them, to creepy old guys giving ominous warnings, to teenagers having sex in monster-infested woods, are all set up (at great effort and expense) by a massive conspiracy.
* The SpaghettiWestern AffectionateParody ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'' has the title character doing this endlessly, to set up another character as an old west hero.
* The BuddyCopShow parody ''Film/{{Loaded Weapon 1}}'' has this a few times, as in the page quote.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' is basically ''Invoked Trope: TheMovie''. Practically every horror movie cliche, from [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]] lying around where anyone can find them, to creepy old guys giving ominous warnings, to teenagers having sex in monster-infested woods, are all set up (at great effort and expense) by a massive conspiracy.
* The SpaghettiWestern AffectionateParody ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'' has the title character doing this endlessly, to set up another character as an old west hero.
* The BuddyCopShow parody ''Film/{{Loaded Weapon 1}}'' has this a few times, as in the page quote.
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* Natasha Romanoff does this ''twice'' in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'', setting herself up as [[TheChick a vulnerable girl in over her head]] so that people will spill intel that she needs. Both times it works.



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* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' is basically ''Invoked Trope: TheMovie''. Practically every horror movie cliche, from [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]] lying around where anyone can find them, to creepy old guys giving ominous warnings, to teenagers having sex in monster-infested woods, are all set up (at great effort and expense) by a massive conspiracy.
* The SpaghettiWestern AffectionateParody ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'' has the title character doing this endlessly, to set up another character as an old west hero.
* The BuddyCopShow parody ''Film/{{Loaded Weapon 1}}'' has this a few times, as in the page quote.
* Natasha Romanoff does this ''twice'' in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', setting herself up as [[TheChick a vulnerable girl in over her head]] so that people will spill intel that she needs. Both times it works.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''{{Cathy}}'' has tried, at least once, to invoke YouWereTryingTooHard, declaring that she was ''not'' looking for a boyfriend, and therefore a suitable one should pop up any minute now. It didn't work.
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* Elan in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is fond of these, often pointing out that they're obligatory. For example, in ''On the Origin of [=PCs=]'', when Roy is recruiting members for an adventuring party, Elan gets Roy to sit in a corner, looking mysterious, to invoke YouAllMeetInAnInn. All the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' characters are reasonably [[GenreSavvy Genre]] (and Rule, for that matter) Savvy, but Elan's a bard and seems to feel that invoking tropes is part of his job.
** Elan is also not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, and will do things like insisting on [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0119.html waiting for the fireball to catch up]] -- despite having reached the escape in plenty of time--so as to do an impressive [[OutrunTheFireball jump to safety]].
-->'''Elan:''' Wow! Just like a Vin Diesel movie!
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0556.html this]] comic, Elan insisted that the party allow themselves to be captured because a net had fallen on them. When the other two party members simply lift up the net (it was made for catching game, not humanoids) and try to escape, they're beaten up by orcs and then captured anyway.
*** Cue smug Bard, and audience realization that a man who actually DOES live in a world of narrative tropes probably has [[OnlySaneMan some method]] [[CloudCuckooLander to his madness.]]
---->'''Elan:''' ''Fight, fight, fight, fight the urge to say "I told you so!"''

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* Elan in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is fond of these, often pointing out that they're obligatory. For example, in ''On the Origin of [=PCs=]'', when Roy is recruiting members for an adventuring party, Elan gets Roy to sit in a corner, looking mysterious, to invoke YouAllMeetInAnInn. All the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' characters are reasonably [[GenreSavvy Genre]] (and Rule, for that matter) Savvy, but Elan's a bard and seems to feel that invoking tropes is part of his job.
** For example, in ''Recap/OnTheOriginOfPCs'', when Roy is recruiting members for an adventuring party, Elan gets Roy to sit in a corner, looking mysterious, to invoke YouAllMeetInAnInn.
** Elan is also not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, and will do things like insisting on [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0119.html waiting for the fireball to catch up]] -- despite having reached the escape in plenty of time--so time -- so as to do an impressive [[OutrunTheFireball jump to safety]].
-->'''Elan:''' --->'''Elan:''' Wow! Just like a Vin Diesel movie!
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0556.html this]] comic, "Nuthin' but Net"]], Elan insisted insists that the party allow themselves to be captured because a net had has fallen on them. When the other two party members simply lift up the net (it was is made for catching game, not humanoids) and try to escape, they're beaten up by orcs and then captured anyway.
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anyway. Cue smug Bard, and audience realization that a man who actually DOES ''does'' live in a world of narrative tropes probably has [[OnlySaneMan some method]] [[CloudCuckooLander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} to his madness.]]
---->'''Elan:''' --->'''Elan:''' ''Fight, fight, fight, fight the urge to say "I told you so!"''



'''All:''' ''(look around, nothing happens)''\\

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'''All:''' ''(look around, (''all look around; nothing happens)''\\happens'')\\



** Also, when Elan TookALevelInBadass, his teacher started out by staging a TrainingMontage rather than actually training him.

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** Also, when Elan TookALevelInBadass, his teacher started starts out by staging a TrainingMontage rather than actually training him.



* The ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' crew is fond of this. The most notable occasion is during the Bug Squisher Quest: when they find the book of Güd, Torg makes Zoë wait until he could exclaim that [[NothingCanSaveUsNow nothing could save them now]], noting that saying that made sure that something would in fact save them.
** It doesn't work. However, when Torg explains what he was doing, Zoë responds "You mean like [when someone says] '[[RockBottom It can't get any worse?]]'" This time, it works.

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* The ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' crew is fond of this. The most notable occasion is during the Bug Squisher Quest: when they find the book of Güd, Torg makes Zoë wait until he could exclaim that [[NothingCanSaveUsNow nothing could save them now]], noting that saying that made sure that something would in fact save them.
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them. It doesn't work. However, when Torg explains what he was doing, Zoë responds "You mean like [when someone says] '[[RockBottom It can't get any worse?]]'" This time, it works.



-->'''Angry Video Game Nerd:''' You know, that's really weird. Could you imagine if you're just sittin' around, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, some naked chick breaks in and starts humpin' the crap outta you? ''(looks at door, excited... nothing happens, he shakes his head)'' You know, that's really not fair. I get Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, and Spider-Man... Bugs Bunny... but no naked chick. ''(shakes his head)'' Fuck this shit.

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-->'''Angry Video Game Nerd:''' You know, that's really weird. Could you imagine if you're just sittin' around, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, some naked chick breaks in and starts humpin' the crap outta you? ''(looks (''looks at door, excited... nothing happens, he shakes his head)'' head'') You know, that's really not fair. I get Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, and Spider-Man... Bugs Bunny... but no naked chick. ''(shakes (''shakes his head)'' head'') Fuck this shit.



** In Episode 4, Tom tries to invoke DumbassHasAPoint on himself, claiming [[DeadpanSnarker Dana]] is discounting his opinions without considering them. [[HypocriticalHumor He then goes on to discount Zack's opinion without considering it.]] The episode does have a [[DumbassHasAPoint Dumbass With A Point]], but it's not Tom. [[spoiler: It's Zack.]]

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** In Episode 4, Tom tries to invoke DumbassHasAPoint on himself, claiming [[DeadpanSnarker Dana]] is discounting his opinions without considering them. [[HypocriticalHumor He then goes on to discount Zack's opinion without considering it.]] The episode does have a [[DumbassHasAPoint Dumbass With A with a Point]], but it's not Tom. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's Zack.]]



* ''TheTick'', due to his "Drama Power", will often let villains kick his butt, so that his [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya heroic comeback]] will be [[DesperationAttack more]] [[LimitBreak powerful]].

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* ''TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', due to his "Drama Power", will often let villains kick his butt, so that his [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya heroic comeback]] will be [[DesperationAttack more]] [[LimitBreak powerful]].



** Pinkie Pie invokes a SpitTake in "Magical Mystery Cure" [[spoiler: after Princess Celestia reveals that Twilight is now an alicorn princess.]]
* ''{{Archer}}'' has the titular secret agent going off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he finds out the chemo drugs he's supposed to be receiving are just Zima and sugar pills. As a pop culture-obsessed secret agent, however, he has his colleague film the whole thing and includes many, ''many'' references to things like ''ManOnFire'' and ''Series/MagnumPI''.
-->'''Lana''': Is that really necessary?
-->'''Archer''': Of ''course'' it is, Lana, it's a ''rampage''!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]] invoked by the eponymous villain wants to get revenge on Mayor Hill for an AdviceBackfire, so he wants to make Hill Gotham' ButtMonkey. ClockKing mess with downton Gothamís traffic lights precisely when Mayor Hill is on his way to his reelection fundraising. Later he will produce Hill's MalevolentMugshot with MustacheVandalism and the legend [[TakeThat "Time for a change"]]. Everyone in the street laughs AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.

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** Pinkie Pie invokes a SpitTake in "Magical Mystery Cure" [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after Princess Celestia reveals that Twilight is now an alicorn princess.]]
* ''{{Archer}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' has the titular title secret agent going off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he finds out the chemo drugs he's supposed to be receiving are just Zima and sugar pills. As a pop culture-obsessed secret agent, however, he has his colleague film the whole thing and includes many, ''many'' references to things like ''ManOnFire'' ''Film/ManOnFire'' and ''Series/MagnumPI''.
-->'''Lana''': -->'''Lana:''' Is that really necessary?
-->'''Archer''':
necessary?\\
'''Archer:'''
Of ''course'' it is, Lana, it's a ''rampage''!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]] invoked by King"]], the eponymous villain wants to get revenge on Mayor Hill for an AdviceBackfire, so he wants to make Hill Gotham' Gotham's ButtMonkey. ClockKing mess with downton Gothamís Gotham's traffic lights precisely when Mayor Hill is on his way to his reelection fundraising. Later he will produce produces Hill's MalevolentMugshot with MustacheVandalism and the legend [[TakeThat "Time for a change"]]. Everyone in the street laughs AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.laughs.



* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Vandal Savage invokes GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel by specifically sending data on superweapons (or modern technologies that would look like superweapons in context) and allied tactics and strategy to his past self so that he could usurp the title of Fuhrer from Hitler and conquer the world using the Axis' military might. It is up to the Justice League to stop him.
** In the same series, one episode starts with Superman at the mercy of Lex Luthor thanks to the latter using a good chunk of Kryptonite. Knowing about Lex's ego, Superman gets him to do some EvilGloating at how perfect his plan was, who he bribed to get it to succeed... And then gets up and punches him, revealing he was actually the Martian Manhunter, a known ShapeShifter, and that the Justice League just pulled an epic level sting operation, thereby also [[ExploitedTrope exploiting]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructing]] the EvilGloating.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill,'' the men in Lucky's family have a tradition of invoking their own {{Engagement Challenge}}s in order to prove they're worthy of the women they love. Lucky fails, as has apparently every one of his relatives, and invokes the one loophole: a ShotgunWedding. Luanne is already pregnant at this point, but Lucky insists that he can't propose unless an exasperated Hank points a rifle at him.
--> '''Lucky:''' Is that gun cocked? It's gotta be cocked.
--> '''Hank:''' I'm not gonna cock it...
--> '''Lucky:''' Alright. I'm in ''no'' position to make demands.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'':
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Vandal Savage invokes GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel by specifically sending data on superweapons (or modern technologies that would look like superweapons in context) and allied tactics and strategy to his past self so that he could usurp the title of Fuhrer from Hitler and conquer the world using the Axis' military might. It is up to the Justice League to stop him.
** In the same series, one episode starts with Superman at the mercy of Lex Luthor thanks to the latter using a good chunk of Kryptonite. Knowing about Lex's ego, Superman gets him to do some EvilGloating at how perfect his plan was, who he bribed to get it to succeed... And then gets up and punches him, revealing he was is actually the Martian Manhunter, a known ShapeShifter, and that the Justice League just pulled an epic level sting operation, thereby also [[ExploitedTrope exploiting]] and [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructing]] the EvilGloating.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill,'' ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', the men in Lucky's family have a tradition of invoking their own {{Engagement Challenge}}s in order to prove they're worthy of the women they love. Lucky fails, as has apparently every one of his relatives, and invokes the one loophole: a ShotgunWedding. Luanne is already pregnant at this point, but Lucky insists that he can't propose unless an exasperated Hank points a rifle at him.
--> '''Lucky:''' -->'''Lucky:''' Is that gun cocked? It's gotta be cocked.
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cocked.\\
'''Hank:''' I'm not gonna cock it...
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it...\\
'''Lucky:''' Alright. I'm in ''no'' position to make demands.



18th Nov '15 9:32:26 AM NeonFox
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* Natasha Romanoff does this ''twice'' in ''[[Film/TheAvengers2012 The Avengers]]'', setting herself up as [[TheChick a vulnerable girl in over her head]] so that people will spill intel that she needs. Both times it works.
15th Nov '15 8:32:36 AM sorako
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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'', Momoka will try to stage a RescueRomance in order to get closer to Fuyuki. For one reason or another, it ''never'' seems to work.
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work. For the most part, this is because she's trying to be rescued by ''[[NonActionGuy Fuyuki]]''.



* Kamina of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fame absolutely ''refused'' to [[CombiningMecha combine mechas]] with Simon until he performed a TransformationSequence with him, even while in the middle of combat.


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* Kamina of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fame absolutely ''refused'' to [[CombiningMecha combine mechas]] with Simon until he performed a TransformationSequence with him, even while in the middle of combat.
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* ToLoveRu does this for harem comedy. [[LovableSexManiac Momo]] knows that the FirstGirlWins and if Rito is forced to choose one girl out of his harem it probably isn't going to be her. Her solution, naturally, [[MarryThemAll is to make sure Rito doesn't need to choose only one girl]].



* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' has Kaori invoking ManicPixieDreamGirl to get Kousei out of his funk so he can play piano again [[spoiler:since it was always her dream to play violin with Kosei accompanying her]].

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* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' does this for harem comedy. [[LovableSexManiac Momo]] knows that the FirstGirlWins and if Rito is forced to choose one girl out of his harem it probably isn't going to be her. Her solution, naturally, [[MarryThemAll is to make sure Rito doesn't need to choose only one girl]].
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' has Kaori invoking ManicPixieDreamGirl to get Kousei out of his funk so he can play piano again [[spoiler:since it was always her dream to play violin with Kosei Kousei accompanying her]].
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* In ''YuYuHakusho'''s Dark Tournament arc, Kuwabara deliberately invokes Yusuke's UnstoppableRage by allowing Toguro to kill him, [[spoiler:or so he thinks -- Toguro doesn't actually kill him, but letting Yusuke think he had has the same effect]]. Since Toguro ''wanted'' to fight Yusuke at max power, he probably counts as invoking it too.
* The LockedRoomMystery {{trope}} is invoked in the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' episode "Remote Island Syndrome" [[spoiler:by Koizumi, who wanted to keep Haruhi occupied.]]

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* Kagura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has Sakaki invoke her RunningGag of [[AnimalsHateHim cats biting her]] in order to meet a wild mountain cat on a school trip. [[spoiler:Partially subverted when the cat comes and ''doesn't'' bite her.]]
* In ''YuYuHakusho'''s Dark Tournament arc, Kuwabara deliberately invokes Yusuke's UnstoppableRage ''Anime/CardcaptorSakura'', Tomoyo supplies Sakura with an UnlimitedWardrobe, with the reasoning that "when you are doing special things, you must wear special clothes!"
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''. It's simple enough. If you beg someone, anyone, to [[spoiler: save your defenceless, ''TokenMiniMoe'' Empress,]] then there's a good chance that your [[spoiler: ''LargeHam'', sort-of-enemy will pull out a shiny new [[MiniMecha mecha]]]] and do so.
* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Gotenks attempts to invoke HeroicSecondWind
by allowing Toguro to kill him, [[spoiler:or "letting" himself get beat so he thinks -- Toguro doesn't actually kill him, but letting Yusuke think he had has 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 same effect]]. Since Toguro ''wanted'' to fight Yusuke at max power, he probably counts as invoking it too.
villain [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the planet]].
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
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The LockedRoomMystery {{trope}} is invoked in the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' episode "Remote Island Syndrome" [[spoiler:by Koizumi, who wanted to keep Haruhi occupied.]]



* In an episode of ''TenchiMuyo'', Ryoko and Ayeka engineer CrashIntoHello-type meetings in order to get closer to Tenchi... even though they've known him for ''months''. Sasami showed them some shoujo manga and tricked them into thinking that this was a traditional part of Earth romances.
** Thus clarifying something very important. Sasami is an evil, evil woman.

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* In an episode of ''TenchiMuyo'', Ryoko Ayano's father tries to invoke BodyguardCrush to pair her up with the immensely powerful Kazuma in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''. Unfortunately for him and Ayeka engineer CrashIntoHello-type meetings in order to get closer to Tenchi... his wallet, Kazuma is even though they've known more GenreSavvy and cheerfully milks him for ''months''. Sasami showed them some shoujo manga and tricked them into thinking that this was all he's worth. [[spoiler:Likely double subverted as it turns out he does care about her a traditional part of Earth romances.
** Thus clarifying something very important. Sasami is an evil, evil woman.
great deal more than he usually lets on. Even more unfortunately, [[AuthorExistenceFailure we'll never get to learn how it all turns out]].]]



* In ''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]].
* ''MahouSenseiNegima!'' has Kotaro invoking IdiotHero, claiming that Negi would be a better fighter if he acted more like an idiot. It actually makes some sense, as Negi's greatest weakness is that he tends to overthink everything.
* Kagura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has Sakaki invoke her RunningGag of [[AnimalsHateHim cats biting her]] in order to meet a wild mountain cat on a school trip. [[spoiler:Partially subverted when the cat comes and ''doesn't'' bite her.]]
* 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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* In ''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]].
* ''MahouSenseiNegima!''
''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Kotaro invoking IdiotHero, claiming that Negi would be a better fighter if he acted more like an idiot. It actually makes some sense, as Negi's greatest weakness is that he tends to overthink everything.
* Kagura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has Sakaki invoke her RunningGag of [[AnimalsHateHim cats biting her]] in order to meet a wild mountain cat on a school trip. [[spoiler:Partially subverted when the cat comes and ''doesn't'' bite her.]]
* 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]].]]
everything.



* ''CodeGeass''. It's simple enough. If you beg someone, anyone, to [[spoiler: save your defenceless, ''TokenMiniMoe'' Empress,]] then there's a good chance that your [[spoiler: ''LargeHam'', sort-of-enemy will pull out a shiny new [[MiniMecha mecha]]]] and do so.



* In ''Anime/CardcaptorSakura'', Tomoyo supplies Sakura with an UnlimitedWardrobe, with the reasoning that "when you are doing special things, you must wear special clothes!"

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* In ''Anime/CardcaptorSakura'', Tomoyo supplies Sakura an episode of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', Ryoko and Ayeka engineer CrashIntoHello-type meetings in order to get closer to Tenchi... even though they've known him for ''months''. Sasami showed them some shoujo manga and tricked them into thinking that this was a traditional part of Earth romances. Thus clarifying something very important. Sasami is an evil, evil woman.
* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' has Kaori invoking ManicPixieDreamGirl to get Kousei out of his funk so he can play piano again [[spoiler:since it was always her dream to play violin
with an UnlimitedWardrobe, with Kosei accompanying her]].
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'''s Dark Tournament arc, Kuwabara deliberately invokes Yusuke's UnstoppableRage by allowing Toguro to kill him, [[spoiler:or so he thinks -- Toguro doesn't actually kill him, but letting Yusuke think he had has
the reasoning that "when you are doing special things, you must wear special clothes!"same effect]]. Since Toguro ''wanted'' to fight Yusuke at max power, he probably counts as invoking it too.
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