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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]].
16th Mar '17 7:07:49 PM JoeMerl
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Onion Trade", a MatterReplicator is used to flood the entire town in cheap plastic toys. When they get it back Garnet, not wanting to clean everything up, destroys it to invoke NoOntologicalInertia.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Onion Trade", a MatterReplicator is used to flood the entire town in cheap plastic toys. When they get it back Garnet, not wanting to clean everything up, Garnet destroys it to invoke NoOntologicalInertia.NoOntologicalInertia.
-->"I'm not cleaning up this mess."
8th Mar '17 5:12:26 PM nombretomado
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* Several characters in MercedesLackey's ''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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* Several characters in MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''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.
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.
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