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29th Jun '13 7:46:55 AM Willbyr
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For many tropes, having RealLife examples can be fun and sometimes even informative. However, ''this'' particular trope should not have any examples from RealLife. Note that a work portraying real life is still a work—such examples are about how the work portrays real life, not about real life itself. What happened in a certain conflict according to a certain movie or book is usually ''far'' less {{ambiguous|Situation}} than what ''really'' happened in that same conflict.

RealLife does not have an author in the same way as a film or other work does, and we see real life from the inside rather than from the outside. Thus, tropes that are objective in works are often highly subjective in RealLife. Since trope pages are not discussion forums, a debate about who is right and who is wrong is a distracting (and maybe even destructive) case of {{natter}} or EditWar. Thus, you may notice that most of the pages on this list are the negative tropes, oftentimes pertaining to morality, violence, religion, and other controversial issues that people are likely to get heated about. Yes, there is NoSuchThingAsNotability, but when we discuss Real Life, the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement takes precedence here.

An objective trope turning [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] is not enough to earn it this tag. In general, we trust people's common sense and ability to follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. This trope comes up where RealLife examples are likely to derail the page into huge debates or come across as offensive or even harassing.

For example, let's say a Christian, a Muslim, and a Sikh walk into an internet café.[[note]][[LeaningOnTheFourthWall The barista says to them,]] "What is this, a joke?"[[/note]] All three of them start editing TVTropes, and they all start adding RealLife examples to ScamReligion. The Christian adds Islam and Sikhism, the Muslim adds Christianity and Sikhism, while the Sikh adds Christianity and Islam. Then they suddenly all feel outraged with TVTropes, for having their own religion listed as being a scam. Meanwhile, someone adds ChurchOfHappyology and [[HilaritySues gets sued]]. Even without considering the fact that we can't see the universe from the outside and that seeing the narrative of the story from the outside is necessary for that trope—let's just not go there.

Thus, many tropes don't allow RealLife examples. If you have any questions about this, or feel the trope doesn't need this tag, take it to the trope's discussion page, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13350380440A15238800 this thread]] in the forums, or its YKTTW discussion if it hasn't been launched yet.

On this wiki, the markup '''[=[[=]noreallife[=]]=]''' will display a prominent "No real life examples" warning whenever the page is edited.

Finally, when a page becomes too controversial to even have fictional examples, a Administrivia/{{lock|edPages}} and an ExampleSectionectomy may follow. Do note that, when a page is given an Example Sectionectomy, then it doesn't allow examples of any category or medium, so listing it there will suffice. Listing a completely example-free page here is redundant, as well as misleading. Even if examples most likely happen in Real Life only, adding the No Real Life Examples tag and[=/=]or listing it here will give the impression that fictional examples are allowed, when they're likely not either.

Other times, a page may simply be on this list for other reasons:
* Perhaps a list of RealLife examples would be [[WallOfText too long]] and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant]] to be worth adding.
* Or maybe it's one of those technical tropes that work in fiction but don't work in RealLife.
* It may also be an {{Audience Reaction|s}} that only admits InUniverse examples.
* [[SexTropes Sex-related tropes]] do not allow real life examples; this is to allow TV Tropes to stay under a SFW rating.
* SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes do not allow real life examples for similar reasons, and also because it is a controversial and sensitive topic to cover.
* "{{Evil|Tropes}}" and VillainTropes are also not allowed. Calling real life people "villains" is an example of shoehorning, since the villain is only a specific character role in a story, and real life does not follow a set narrative with clearly-designated roles. ''Evil'' people do exist, but calling someone evil is considered too controversial a label on this site for real life examples. [[http://pysih.com PYSIH]] and [[http://dreamindemon.com The Dreamin' Demon]] are alternative sites that offer real life examples.

{{Documentar|y}}ies and RealityTV shows are a special case, as while they purport to be factual depictions of RealLife, in practise there is almost always some slanting to support a certain viewpoint, ranging from subtle ways in which facts are presented, to the creators actually going on-camera to tell the viewers what they should think. For this reason, RealLife examples are generally permitted in the context of Documentaries and Reality TV shows, though an extra-large helping of the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement is expected.

In any case, it's to be pointed out that having real life examples is only ''tolerated'', rather than encouraged. So if there's a page where it's asked to not have examples from real life, no matter the reasons (or lack thereof), tropers are expected to not add them at all.

Compare InUniverseExamplesOnly.

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!!Pages where RealLife Examples are not allowed (as well as the reasons):

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Impossible in RealLife.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Also impossible in real life.
* AbsoluteXenophobe: Too controversial.
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Squicky and overly sensitive.
* AbusiveParents: We are not here to spread gossip.
* TheAce: It's unrealistic. No one is great at everything.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: Would be mostly bashing.
* AdvertOverloadedFuture: The keyword being ''future''.
* {{Adorkable}} - It's mostly listing editors' {{Celeb Crush}}es and projecting their ideas about famous people. Not relevant to this wiki's mission.
* AlasPoorScrappy: Has a potential to erupt into a FlameWar.
* AlasPoorVillain: Calling someone a villain in real life is a bad idea. Plus, potential flame war on which real life villain is sympathetic.
* TheAlcoholic: We don't want the gossip. Besides, a RL section could become really exhaustive.
* AlienLunch: Cannot happen in real life as of this time (as in there are no alien species known), UnfortunateImplications re: cultural differences are possible, and examples are SquarePegRoundTrope.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: A very hostile debate in real life.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Misuse and {{Natter}} magnet.
* TheAlliance: Calling real people good is nearly as controversial as calling them evil. Plus, it is impossible to label sides in real life wars as either this trope or TheEmpire.
* AlliterativeName: Too many of them to list.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Potential for flame war is too high. Not to mention that the topic about real life people being treated as outcasts by society is too depressing and it could hurt some people's sensibility.
* AlmostKiss: Too depressing.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Natter magnet.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some tropes have a potential, but this one is basically ''asking'' for an EditWar and ConversationInTheMainPage.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All life has redeeming qualities (even viruses have done ''some'' good, though they're not really alive).
* AmbulanceChaser: The term is an insult as used in real life, and the RL section is plagued by {{Natter}}.
* AngryBlackMan: This trope is a racial stereotype and how it is used in fiction. It's offensive and probably inaccurate to apply it to real people.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Let the doctors do the diagnosing.
* AmbiguouslyBi: See directly below.
* AmbiguouslyGay: TV Tropes is not a gossip column.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: It's rather hard for an author to drop subtle hints in real life, and that is a key part of this trope.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Just because people try to improve their lives, doesn't mean that they are evil.
* AmericaSavesTheDay: Not all Americans have a chronic need to save everyone.
* AmicableExes: Nigh unverifiable in real life, and a personal issue.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Rejoicing at someone's death clashes with some people's standards of respect towards the dead.
* AnimalTesting: Would have been filled with natter.
* AnimalWrongsGroup: While it has a real life section, it should be treated more like UsefulNotes.
* AnticlimaxBoss: Real life people aren't scripted to be bosses, and it is also a villain trope.
* AnyoneCanDie: In RealLife this is Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs.
* ApocalypseCult: [[FlameBait Attracted religion-bashing before it was even launched.]]
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Insulting religious beliefs.
* ArmiesAreEvil: Too controversial.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Attracts too many political and controversial examples, and continued violation of the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: ''Way'' too common in real life for examples.
* TheArtOfBraRemoval: Unhooking a bra is fairly intuitive in real life.
* AscendedFanboy: InUniverse only. (PromotedFanboy is the RL counterpart.)
* AssholeVictim: Complaining about people who are like this.
* AssimilationAcademy: Too controversial.
* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: Real life examples have their own trope, ScareCampaign.
* AttentionWhore: Complaining about people who cater for attention.
* AwesomeEgo: Flame bait and YMMV.
* AxCrazy: Calling RL people crazy
* BadassArmy: Too many to list.
* BadassNormal: There are no super-powered people to compare to, unfortunately.
* BadMoodAsAnExcuse: You could say that people in a bad mood tends to take their anger out on others, but it is not nice to call them {{jerkass}}es.
* BadPresent: Would be full of {{complaining}}.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Again, people aren't written to be bosses and referred to by villain tropes.
* BaldOfAwesome - Shoehorning, most examples are more appropriate in other sections, and potential FlameWar material in regards to politicians.
* BaldOfEvil: Stereotyping bald people as evil.
* BalloonBelly: Unnecessary and fetishy.
* BarbarianTribe: UnfortunateImplications.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Natter magnet.
* BeardOfEvil: This trope is definitely not TruthInTelevision, since it stereotypes people with beards as evil.
* BeastMan: Not possible. Cultural examples would have loads of UnfortunateImplications.
* BeingEvilSucks: Calling real life people evil.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Insulting religious people is not what we aim for.
* TheBermudaTriangle: Aliens, ghosts, rifts in the space-time continuum, etc. aren't found in reality, so it would be impossible to truthfully attribute anything in the real life Triangle to paranormal activity.
* BeyondTheImpossible: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle By definition]], this isn't possible in real life. Also attracts gushing. The real life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* BigBad: Calling someone a villain in real life is a bad idea. Plus, it is too controversial to call people who causes the wars' conflicts by this trope.
** BigBadDuumvirate
** BigBadEnsemble
** BigBadWannabe
* Big Beautiful People: Too subjective.
** BigBeautifulMan: Not all men are big and beautiful.
** BigBeautifulWoman: Same as above.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Every country has surveillance, and real life examples would be too controversial.
* BigEater: We don't need real life examples of overeating.
* BigGood: Calling real people good is nearly as controversial as calling them evil or {{Big Bad}}s. Plus, people aren't written to be powerful during real life wars.
* BiTheWay: Too many to list.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Labeling sides in real life wars by morality is asking for an EditWar. It would also shoehorn people as evil.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: [[OverlyLongGag Again with the morality thing]] and calling people evil.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Putting the issue of race aside, real life deaths do not follow story conventions.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord
* BlackShirt: It's wrong to talk about people being fanatics of evil people.
* BlackSpeech: It's highly insulting to characterize a people's native language this way just because you can't understand it. Calling them evil because of it is even worse.
* BlondesAreEvil: Evil trope and stereotyping.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: See above.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Another StrawmanPolitical, like StrawFeminist, StrawMisogynist, CorruptChurch, StrawVegetarian, etc., etc., etc.
* BoldExplorer: Too many examples to list. You want real life examples for this one? Check TheOtherWiki.
* BookBurning: Happens too often.
* BrainlessBeauty: Unfortunate implications.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Calling real life people crazy isn't what the wiki is for.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Generalizing and has potential for a FlameWar. Also another way of calling a teenage girl a jerkass.
* BreadAndCircuses: The only exception is the trope namer, Ancient Rome. By definition controversial and depressing.
* BreakTheCutie: While well-meaning, can lead to objectification. Also, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs since everyone has gone through this stage at some point of their lives.
* BrokenPedestal: Too controversial.
* BrownEyes: Personality-based.
* BrutalHonesty: It's not good to call someone mean just because of this trope.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: This trope is not about two different groups attaching different levels of importance to the same event, but about a ''confrontation'' between two people or groups over that differing level of importance.
* ButtMonkey: Can lead to objectification. Plus, this trope is about ''cartoon characters'' who are the butt of the jokes, which makes it impossible in real life anyway.
* BystanderSyndrome: Too controversial.
* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Can lead to accusations of people doing this.
* CardCarryingVillain: FlameBait on which real life people enjoy being evil.
* CastingCouch: Too controversial.
* CategoryTraitor: A very, ''very'' offensive sentiment, not to mention potentially racist depending on what the category is. People are free to make their own choices in life.
* ChainmailBikini: Real life example would imply that a functional one exists (it doesn't). {{Cosplay}} doesn't count either.
* CharacterAlignment: Too much controversy and shoehorning of people into Flanderized categories.
** ChaoticEvil
** ChaoticGood
** ChaoticNeutral
** ChaoticStupid
** LawfulEvil
** LawfulGood
** LawfulNeutral
** LawfulStupid
** NeutralEvil
** NeutralGood
** StupidEvil
** StupidGood
** StupidNeutral
** TrueNeutral
* CharacterDerailment: This is specifically a trope about how a character is written, and cannot happen in reality.
* TheCheerleader: Because hobbies do not cause bad behavior.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Natter magnet and any relevant real life information is already summed up in the description.
* TheChewToy: Objectifies the person, like with related tropes ButtMonkey and TheWoobie.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Too controversial.
* ChummyCommies: It's about fictional portrayals.
* ChurchOfHappyology: There's a reason why the former TropeNamer is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* ChurchPolice: Flame bait.
* ChurchgoingVillain: Flame bait, like most villain tropes
* CoDragons: see TheDragon.
* CoattailRidingRelative: Too many to list and would attract natter.
* ColdBloodedTorture: No, we really do not want to know how humans have tortured each other throughout history. We really don't.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: UnfortunateImplications
* CommieNazis: It has been used as propaganda and is meant to be offensive.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Sometimes the complainer is, in fact, right.
* ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow: An audience reaction that fell victim to natter and bashing.
* ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor: Too common and too many examples to list.
* CompleteMonster: Flame bait. Also, this trope is about characters who are 100% evil with no redeeming qualities. Nobody can be 100% evil. See EvilTropes below. The real life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Impossible in real life.
* ConspiracyTheorist: There's already a Useful Notes page listing them.
* TheConstant: Trope relies on time travel or working cryogenics, which don't exist in real life.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: Too controversial.
* CorruptChurch: Too controversial.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Too many of them to list.
* CorruptPolitician: Too abundant and too controversial.
* TheCoup: Too many examples to list, and potential FlameBait.
* CovertPervert: Too much information.
* CrackIsCheaper: Too many to list.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: This is not a subjective trope.
* CrapsackOnlyByComparison: Too controversial and it'd be a flame[=/=]natter magnet.
* CrapsackWorld: It is ''not'' a subjective trope. If it were, it'd be people complaining about the world.
* CreepySouvenir: Human trophies? Gross.
* CreepyTwins: Calling RL people "creepy" isn't much better than calling them "evil".
* CrimeOfSelfDefense: It would invite passionate arguments about whether the self-defense was justified or not.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Would take an entire wiki just to list all of the critical research failures that happened in real life. Also, this is a writer trope, not a setting trope.
* {{Cult}}: The distinctions between a cult and a legitimate religion can vary from person to person, and we'd prefer not to get into that debate.
* CultureJustifiesAnything: Too controversial.
* CulturePolice: Too controversial, would lead to soapboxing.
* CureYourGays: Being gay is not an illness, and talking about real-life people who oppose or advocate this belief would turn the page into a flame magnet.
* CuteAndPsycho: It is offensive to call cute people psycho, and whether or not they are depends on the eye of the beholder, anyway.
* DaddysLittleVillain: We don't want to know about daughters working with bad people in real life.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Too much information and would attract natter.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Would be full of people [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complaining about the world being too grim]].
* DarkMessiah: Too subjective to call some of the real life evil people as saviors or messiahs.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: No, not quite everyone on the entire planet is evil and despicable, and therefore unsalvageable and impossible to empathize with—if anything, the '''opposite''' is most likely true. Misanthropy is fine; just express it somewhere else.
* TheDarkSide: Too controversial in real life.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Insulting and subjective.
* DemocracyIsBad: FlameBait.
* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: A relatively small minority of child services ''hate'' children.
* DepravedBisexual: Would carry loads of UnfortunateImplications.
* DepravedHomosexual: A stereotype.
* DesignatedHero: Too controversial to say that a real life hero is a villain.
* DesignatedVillain: Villain trope.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: As did with DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
* DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck: Would be nothing but {{complaining}} and also FlameBait.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Villain action trope, the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: It's not good to call someone mean just because of this trope.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Would mostly be ranting and flaming.
* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: Calling real people (disabled or not) {{jerkass}}es is a bad idea.
* DisgustingPublicToilet: Too Much Information and far too common in Real Life to list examples of them.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Contains politically controversial topics and editors' own judgement on sensitive topics and ValuesDissonance.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Too controversial, would attract MisplacedNationalism.
* DoubleStandard: It says on the page that it's how double standards are presented in storytelling.
** DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: DoubleStandard trope, and handles a sensitive topic. It's also passing judgement on the actions of Real Life people, and invites Natter and social commentary.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Calling people "evil".
* TheDragon: Calling real people villains is a bad idea. Plus, it shoehorns people on who is the lieutenant of RealLife {{Big Bad}}s. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* DragonInChief: As per TheDragon.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: UnfortunateImplications
* DreadfulMusician: It was being used to insult [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike musicians tropers didn't like]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Too depressing, and unfortunately, too many to name.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: We are in a universe where AnyoneCanDie, so this trope is too common to note (at least until medical technology is advanced enough to bring the dead back to life).
* DrugsAreBad: The issue of drugs is very polarizing, and at any rate the trope is meaningless to real life situations since it's about the way drugs are handled in fiction.
* DueToTheDead: RealLife practices are discussed in UsefulNotes/{{Funerals}}.
* DumbBlonde: Calling real life people dumb.
* DumbMuscle: Smart people {{complaining}} about athletes without evidence for the "dumb" part of the trope name.
* DumpMonths: Too subjective.
* DystopiaIsHard: Dystopias are fictional inventions, and so is their deconstruction.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Nobody is deliberately trying to build one.
* DystopianEdict: Accusing world leaders of this is controversial at best, slander at wost.
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* EarthIsYoung: This trope is about settings in fiction.
* EldritchAbomination: While there may be one or two legitimate examples, most of them are really highly exaggerated descriptions of normal stuff. When people add TheInternet as an example, it's clear that the page has gone too far. It doesn't help that the legitimate examples are vague and questionable, due to the nature of this trope. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* ElementalPowers: Not possible in RealLife.
* EgocentricallyReligious: Too controversial who applies.
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: Too many emergency-related speeches by leaders to count, sadly, too common to trope in RealLife.
* TheEmpire: Natter magnet.
* EnfantTerrible: We aren't interested in calling real-life children evil.
* EpicFail: Real life doesn't have waa-waa trumpets and fantastical chains of calamity but it does have people who will misuse a chance to get in a TakeThat.
* EroticEating: The descriptions of the examples was too explicit.
* EthicalSlut: Too controversial and possible flame[=/=]natter magnet.
* EthnicScrappy: Too controversial and a flame magnet.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: TruthInTelevision, but we don't like to call real people evil or bad and this topic is definitely too subjective.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Same reason as EvenEvilHasStandards. Which nerds have standards and which do not? Contains lots of flame magnet.
* EveryoneHasStandards - In real life this is PeopleSitOnChairs, and the Real Life section was being used as a thinly veiled place to house examples of EvenEvilHasStandards, which is also NRLEP.
* EverybodyOwnsAFord: Obviously not so in RealLife.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Stereotyping is bad.
* The EvilTropes: We don't like to call real people evil, and they're generally too controversial to cover.
** AffablyEvil
** DarkIsEvil
** DarkIsNotEvil
** EqualOpportunityEvil
** EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
** EvenEvilHasStandards
** EvilAlbino
** EvilAllAlong
** EvilCannotComprehendGood
** EvilChancellor
** EvilDuo
** EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor
** EvilIsNotAToy
** EvilIsPetty
** EvilIsSexy
** EvilMatriarch
** EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce
** EvilOverlord
** EvilParentsWantGoodKids
** EvilPaysBetter
** EvilPowerVacuum
** TheEvilPrince
** EvilReactionary
** EvilRedhead
** EvilTowerOfOminousness
** EvilUncle
** EvilutionaryBiologist
** EvilVersusEvil
** EvilerThanThou
** JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope
** ObliviouslyEvil
* EvolutionaryLevels: Can't happen in real life, so attracted unrelated things; taking shots at people.
* TheExtremistWasRight: Endless debate on who qualifies as an extremist, and who qualifies as right.
* FaceHeelTurn: Too controversial to consider someone to have joined "the Dark Side".
* FalseRapeAccusation: Too controversial.
* FalseUtopia: Many would complain about politicians who promised to change the world, or about countries who pretend to be perfect.
* FanDisillusionment: Too subjective.
* FanHater: Too many of them and also would be full of {{complaining}} about shows' fans.
* FanonDiscontinuity: This is an audience reaction trope about a fan response to works of fiction. It is not a place to get into a discussion about claims that people make about history.
* FanserviceWithASmile: Too far into NSFW territory.
* FantasticCasteSystem: The trope is explicitly about fictional settings.
* FascistButInefficient: An in-depth analysis of the efficiency of totalitarian governments is beyond the scope of this wiki.
* FatBastard: A villain trope, not to mention offensive to apply in real life and not nice to call fat people mean.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Too subjective.
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: We have no interest in hearing what groups or people think what other groups or people have no right to life.
* FemaleMisogynist: Too controversial.
* FightingIrish: Ethnic stereotype.
* FinancialAbuse: Taking advantage of other people to milk money out of them.
* FiveBadBand: Not good to call real life people villains and very few RealLife five-member bands of criminals in history. RealLife page is part of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.
* {{Flanderization}}: It's possible for someone to change, but RealLife isn't scripted and this trope should only apply to fiction.
* ForcedToWatch: Like ColdBloodedTorture mentioned above, we really don't need a list of real people being monstrously cruel.
* ForeignQueasine: Due to cultural differences and taste being entirely subjective.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Calling people Evil and a character design cue trope.
* FourStarBadass: Because there's so many of them it would take an entire wiki to list them all.
* FoxNewsLiberal: Would mainly be bashing.
* FrenchJerk: FlameBait, and not very nice to call other Frenchmen mean.
* FridgeHorror: {{Natter}} magnet.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Leads into NSFW territory way too easily.
* FromBadToWorse: Too controversial.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: It would be just another way of calling a real person "evil". Not to mention, it's not nice to call people nightmares either.
* TheFundamentalist: Would mainly be bashing.
* FurBikini: We know lots of companies make them.
* GagPenis: Too much information.
* GambitPileup: It'd be used as {{Complaining}} about other people manipulating another; also flame bait.
* GayConservative: Flame magnet.
* GeneralFailure: Too many to list and would attract flame wars and natter.
* GeneralRipper: Too many to list, natter magnet, and it borders on calling real people evil.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: We don't call real people villains.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: RealLife doesn't have network censors or an appropriate target age, and frequent misuse as "something a troper thought was 'naughty'".
* GiftedlyBad: Would only be ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.
* GigglingVillain: Villain trope, the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
* GilliganCut: Impossible in RealLife.
* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: This could involve court cases, which would lead to {{Natter}}.
* GlobalWarming: Too controversial of a topic.
* GodBeforeDogma: Let's not start a FlameWar, please.
* GodGuise: We don't want to call other people's religions false—especially since we have no measuring stick with which to calculate the veracity of this or that faith.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Too controversial.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Ditto.
* {{Gonk}}: These don't exist in real life because ugly people are not genetically created for the purpose of being ugly. They're just ugly.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: We don't like to call real people evil.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Too controversial.
* GoodIsNotNice: Too many to list, and also controversy about who applies for "the good side" to begin with.
* GoodPaysBetter: Ties into the "calling people evil" problem.
* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: Good/evil problem. Also, history is WrittenByTheVictors, not to mention the fact that the propaganda of every nation in history argues that they're the good guys and the other side is the bad guys.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: We don't like to call real people evil. This is not TruthInTelevision at all, since scars happen to be caused by accidents rather than evil deeds.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Devolved into people gushing about older people they found attractive, sometimes [[SquarePegRoundTrope even if they weren't that old to begin with]].
* GreatOffscreenWar: Just because you didn't live through it doesn't mean a real life conflict happened "offscreen".
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Who's morally ambiguous and who's not? Too controversial.
* {{Griefer}}: Too many examples.
* GrowingTheBeard: Since it pertains to television shows, real life examples would be a case of SquarePegRoundTrope.
* GullibleLemmings: The trope requires a villain for the lemmings to choose, and the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
* HannibalHasAPoint: Real life people ain't scripted to be Hannibals.
* HappilyMarried - Too common to list RealLife examples, and not relevant to the wiki's mission.
* HappinessInSlavery: Invites passionate arguments about whether real-life slaves could be happy.
* HartmanHips: This is physically impossible in real life.
* HeadInTheSandManagement: Attracts complaining.
* HealingHerb: In RealLife, many herbs with healing properties are also extremely dangerous.
* TheHedonist: Natter magnet.
* HeelFaceTurn: Too controversial to consider someone to have joined "the Light Side."
* HellIsThatNoise: Too subjective and would take an entire wiki just to list all of the examples.
* HeroicBastard: One man's hero is another man's villain.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: It would imply that the opponent is a villain.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Too controversial.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Too many to list and may attract Natter.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Too controversial.
* HidingBehindReligion: Too controversial.
* HolierThanThou: Too controversial.
* HollywoodAtheist: Real life atheists aren't written to be stereotypes. There's a [[UsefulNotes/{{Atheism}} Useful Notes page]] if you’re interested.
* HollywoodAutism: Potential flame bait.
* HollywoodPudgy: This trope is explicitly about a contrast with real life.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Would spark a debate where some will prove this trope wrong.
* HonorBeforeReason: Attracted arguments over the examples, leading to Natter over what is exactly an honorable decision.
* HonorRelatedAbuse: Too disturbing and controversial, and other websites already have it covered.
* HotConsort: Too subjective and UnfortunateImplications.
* HotGuyUglyWife: Highly subjective.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Hotness trope.
* HotGypsyWoman: Same reason as the other hotness tropes.
* HotLibrarian: Like other appearance tropes, can attract creepiness and natter.
* Hot Parents: Too subjective.
** HotDad: Not every dad is hot.
** HotMom: Ditto.
* HotScientist: Same here.
* HotScoop: Subjective
* HoYay: Natter magnet. Real life page is part of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.
* HumansAreMorons: There are no other sentient species that we can compare humanity to.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: See above.
* HumansKillWantonly: Ditto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Flame War magnet, and way, ''way'' too universal.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:I-L]]
* IWantGrandkids: Too much TruthInTelevision potential.
* IcyBlueEyes: See directly below.
* IdenticalStranger: Resemblance is often subjective.
* IfItsYouItsOK: Prone to gushing in violation of our Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness policy. Examples about demisexuality in real life should go to SingleTargetSexuality.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: This is physically impossible in real life.
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Far too subjective.
* IncompetenceInc: Far too many examples to list.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Humans are not 100% pure.
* IndustrializedEvil: RealLife industries aren't shoehorned to be evil.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Potential FlameBait on which RealLife evil people is sympathetic and which is not.
* InformedAbility: We probably don't want to know.
* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Would have tons of UnfortunateImplications.
* InNameOnly: The admins removed the section from this trope and disallowed restoring because of "Natter, Justifying Edits, non-examples, Complaining about things you don't like, and soapboxing."
* InsaneAdmiral: Too many examples to list.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Might misconstrue into "thing some famous guy said that I disagree with therefore it is insane and dumb" when the trope is suppose to be about bizarre strawman logic. There were legitimate examples but the risks might not be worth it.
* InscrutableOriental: Stereotyping isn't cool and this isn't the age of colonialism anymore.
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: The term "insignificant" attracts controversy.
* InsufferableGenius: Attracts complaining. It would also boils down to calling smart people jerkasses.
* IntellectuallySupportedTyranny: What a wonderful place for petty grievances.
* InteractiveNarrator: Whether or not our real world is a narrative being told by a Narrator Who interacts with His creations is a touchy subject for some people on both sides of the issue, and there's really no way to empirically prove things one way or the other.
* InterspeciesRomance: Would lead to examples of bestiality.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: People with disabilities/conditions are just like anyone else, and should be treated like anyone else.
* IRejectYourReality: Too controversial.
* IrishmanAndAJew: Listing examples is pointless and is a case of Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs in real life.
* IrrationalHatred: FlameBait; not our place to judge whether hate is rational or not.
* ItIsBeyondSaving: Flame magnet.
* ItsAllAboutMe: While not quite an Evil trope, it's still about a generally negative trait attached to real people.
* IWasQuiteALooker: This could be applied to pretty much anyone, since physical attractiveness generally declines with age.
* TheJailBaitWait: Too much information.
* JarPotty: Too much information.
* {{Jerkass}}: Not nice to call other real people jerkasses, and too many to list.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: "With a heart of gold" or not, trope is still calling real life people jerkasses.
* JerkassWoobie: Would lead to endless debate on which jerk is sympathetic and which one is not. One person's RealLife JerkassWoobie is another person's plain old jerkass.
* JumpingTheShark: Too subjective, and far too many examples to list. The page only permits lampshades of the phrase instead.
* KarmaHoudini: Calling someone a villain because they got off free from something bad would have attracted flames. RealLife page is also a member of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.
* KickTheDog: Too controversial.
* KidsAreCruel: Bullying exists, but there are too many examples to list and it could hurt some people's sensibility.
* KillThePoor: Too controversial.
* KitschyLocalCommercial: It would be used for complaining about commercials they don't like.
* KnightTemplar: Just another way to call real people evil. Do not confuse with TheKnightsTemplar which is a historical organization that actually has little to do with the trope.
* LackOfEmpathy: Too many apathetic people to list.
* LadyMacbeth: This is on the verge of calling real women villainesses.
* LatinLover: Stereotyping people is bad.
* LesserStar: Too controversial.
* LegalJailBait: To list examples just attracts people looking for it. They can find it on their own.
* LibertyOverProsperity: Oh joy, another political debate.
* LifeWillKillYou: Everybody going to die anyway, so let's just enjoy life instead of fearing it.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Real life children aren't written to be this.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Which good and evil people live with each other and which does not? Too subjective for a topic.
* LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt: Just asking for lewd gushing.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Calling people a loser isn't any better than calling them a jerkass or evil.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Too subjective and would attract natter.
* LovePotion: In real life, this is called DateRape, which is also on this index.
* LoverAndBeloved: Natter magnet.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:M-P]]
* MadDoctor: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil or to make judgements on whether or not people are sane.
* MagiBabble: FunctionalMagic doesn't exist in RealLife, so this trope can't apply to it.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Not possible in real life, and rather stereotypical.
* MagicalNegro: Same as above.
* MagnificentBastard: Do we really need this for real life? Even though the {{TropeNamer|s}} was real, still...
* MailOrderBride: Too common for there to be all real life examples listed. Also looked like an ad for the practice.
* MalcolmXerox: Straw characters don't exist in real life.
* ManipulativeBastard: Invites rambling on politicians and historical figures.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Lots of subjectivity on which evil people enjoy being rich and sharp-dressed and which does not.
* MarySue: It does not make sense in the slightest for a real person to be a MarySue.
* MatzoFever: Stereotyping isn't cool.
* MayorPain: Too many examples to list and shoehorning them as evil isn't very nice.
* MeatVersusVeggies: Too controversial.
* MeetTheNewBoss: RealLife people aren't written to be replaced with each other. Plus, it is a villain trope.
* MemeticMolester: Shoehorning a person as a molester would have drawn a lot of flames.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: It got ugly.
* TheMillstone: Not nice to call other people useless.
* MoralityChain: Invite endless debate on who is the person that stop another from becoming evil.
* MoralEventHorizon: Too controversial.
* MoralMyopia: Flame magnet.
* MoreDakka: Natter magnet.
* MsRedInk: Stereotyping.
* MutilationInterrogation: We do not want examples of how humans mutilated others throughout history.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Would have lots of MisplacedNationalism.
* {{Narcissist}}: Too subjective.
* {{Narm}}: It's impossible to list real life examples of tragedies being reacted to with laughter and derision in good taste. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* NauseaFuel: We ''really'' don't want that kind of thing on here.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: GodwinsLaw.
* NearVillainVictory: Invites {{Edit War}}s and ConversationInTheMainPage on which RealLife villains nearly won the wars they're in.
* NecessarilyEvil: Evil things cannot be considered for the greater good. Plus, no RealLife people were trying to create a utopia.
* {{Necromantic}}: Villain trope, and there's no bringing people back from the dead in RealLife.
* NeglectfulPrecursors: Complaining gateway.
* {{Nepotism}}: Too ubiquitous.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Too depressing.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: There are far too many examples.
* NiceGuy: Too many to list.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Politics, looks like a huge pile of FlameBait just waiting for a grenade to be thrown into it.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Again, we don't want to discuss politics which may only be FlameBait.
* NightmareFuel: Far too many examples to list and the degree of fear varies from person to person. Creepy examples, too.
* NoBisexuals: Not true in real life.
* NobleTopEnforcer: Controversy on which real life evil chancellors can be considered noble.
* NoBloodForPhlebotinum: Despite it happened in real life, it would've attracted a flame war on the site.
* NoJustNoReaction: Extensive PotHole misuse led to only supporting in-universe examples.
* NominalHero: Too controversial. Who is a hero, and who is a hero only in name?
* NoSocialSkills: Some people have trouble socializing with others. We're not here to mock them.
* NostalgiaFilter: Natter and FlameBait magnet.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Evil/villain trope.
* NoTrueScotsman: This is a trope specifically about someone's standard of behavior. As such, having a real life list would attract people bashing others simply because they are not "their" version of a culture.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: One person's RealLife NotSoHarmlessVillain is another's hero who is also not so harmless.
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: Too controversial.
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: Too many examples.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Calling real people stupid, or at least saying they're feigning stupidity.
* OfThePeople: It'd be better not to imply that certain groups are denying other people's humanity by using their own name for their ethnicity.
* OnlySaneMan: Too controversial, gratuitous complaining about personal lives.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: This is an evil trope and this wiki is not the place to decide which real people are evil.
* OutsideContextVillain - Calling real life people villains.
* OutsideJoke: We wouldn't get it and [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining it]] would just downplay the humor.
* OverlordJr: Villain trope.
* PaedoHunt: Too controversial.
* ParentalHypocrisy: This just opens the door for people to start complaining about ''their'' parents.
* PathOfInspiration: TV Tropes is not the place to complain about real life religions.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: TruthInTelevision, but there is high potential of FlameWar on whether or not doing bad things on bad people is OK, to the point of glorification. Plus, shoehorning the victims as evil isn't a good idea either.
* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: Calling real life organizations this could get us sued.
* PedophilePriest: Too controversial and stereotyping of priests as pedophiles.
* PermanentElectedOfficial: In RealLife this is impossible in democracies unless the official was made a dictator, which is not what this trope is about. "In office for a long time/several terms" does not mean "in office permanently".
* PervertRevengeMode: Too offensive.
* PhonyVeteran: Natter magnet.
* PlantPerson: Fantasy stuff.
* PointlessCivicProject: FlameBait, since one troper's pork-barrel project is another troper's much-needed civic improvement.
* PoliceAreUseless: Because it would only lead to people complaining about police officers not performing their job.
* PoliceBrutality: {{Natter}} magnet. Also, while police brutality is important to document, it's not the purpose of this wiki.
* PoliceState: Too many examples to list.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Too controversial.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Too controversial, leads to soapboxing.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Calling a person a "hero" in real life is highly subjective.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Even though this is TruthInTelevision, it is a villain trope. And it also practically invites an EditWar over calling racist people villains.
* PompousPoliticalPundit: Besides being FlameBait like most PoliticsTropes, the trope is expressly about fictional characters.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Stereotyping is bad. Even "good" stereotyping.
* PottyEmergency: TooMuchInformation, and Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs in real life.
* PottyFailure: Too squicky and far too many examples.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Nobody has superpowers so it can't be applied.
* PragmaticVillainy: Same reason as EvenEvilHasStandards, it's too controversial and would be FlameBait and GodwinsLaw.
* PresidentEvil: Not nice to call a real President evil.
* ThePrimaDonna: Too subjective.
* PrinciplesZealot
* POWCamp: Everybody is aware that this [[NaziGermany happened]], but it would attract natter and would be troll bait.
* ProudMerchantRace: We'd prefer to avoid such an overarching stereotype.
* ProudScholarRace: Again, stereotyping.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The unfortunate implications of flanderizing every member of an entire people as only being focused on combat and honor.
* PsychoForHire: Too controversial and there are too many examples to list.
* PsychoLesbian: Highly offensive.
* PsychopathicManchild: This is essentially one of those calling real people evil situations, besides having UnfortunateImplications about people with real mental illness.
* PublicExposure: Too many examples over the course of history, and they could break our rules about lewdness.
* PunchClockVillain: Again, we don't call real people "evil" here.
* PureIsNotGood: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil.
* PuttingOnTheReich: The trope is about using uniform designs as a shorthand for "evil group". Not only is the wiki not for calling real life people evil, but most real life people don't go "hey, let's make it obvious we're evil".
* PyrrhicVictory: Edit war which had the real life section cut.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Q-R]]
* RageQuit: Too common. Besides, lots of people give up on something when they get frustrated.
* RapeAndSwitch: Firstly, the overwhelming scientific evidence that RealLife sexuality doesn't work like that. Secondly, the very [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment sensitive nature of the topic.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Natter magnet and not everyone in real life that has raven hair and ivory skin is beautiful.
* RealityEnsues: Very redundant.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Stereotyping.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil.
* RedHeadedHero: One man's hero is another's villain.
* ReignOfTerror: Despite the TropeNamer, keeping a real life section would be asking for soapboxing and controversy.
* ReligionIsWrong: Insulting religions.
* ReligionOfEvil: It's not nice to call some of the religions evil.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Some reptiles are dangerous animals, yes, but that doesn't make them malicious beings of evil.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Calling real people TheScrappy, even if you claim that they were only such in the past, is not particularly nice.
* RetiredMonster: Same reason as CompleteMonster, it would be a flame magnet.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: It's a given that revolutions require violence, but real life examples would be too controversial.
* RichBitch: Attracts complaining and natter.
* {{Room 101}}: Talking about torture in RealLife is wrong.
* RightHandCat: Basically calling living real life political and religious figures evil.
* DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER: People can't be DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER in real life and it's complaining.
* RuleAbidingRebel: Far too many examples in real life.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:S]]
* SanityTropes: This wiki isn't the place to diagnose mental illness.
** SanityHasAdvantages
** SanitySlippage
** ShatteredSanity
* SassyBlackWoman: Would have been filled with unfortunate implications. Also another way to stereotype people.
* ScamReligion: Insulting religions.
* ScapegoatCreator: Avoid FlameWar as to whether or not real life has a creator.
* ScaryAmoralReligion: Again, TV Tropes is not the place for insulting religions.
* ScaryBlackMan: Stereotyping isn't cool.
* ScienceIsBad: Insulting science.
* TheScrappy: FlameBait magnet and {{Complaining}}. Also, the article is about hated ''characters'', making its existence in RealLife impossible anyway.
* ScreamingPlaneBaby: We don't need to hear every example of a crying baby on a plane.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Controversial subject matter and natter.
* SelectiveEnforcement: {{Complaining}} about the police and accusations of racism.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Too controversial.
* SensualSlavs: Stereotyping people is bad.
* SexTropes: Too {{NSFW}} for [[TVTropes this website]] and also a sensitive topic.
** AboveTheInfluence: Too controversial.
** AccidentalPornomancer: Ditto.
** AdaptationalSexuality: Controversial.
** AllGaysArePromiscuous: Too controversial and flanderizing gay people isn't cool at all.
** AllMenArePerverts: Too controversial and offensive.
** AllWomenAreDomsAllMenAreSubs: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AllWomenAreLustful: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AllWomenArePrudes: Ditto.
** AmIJustAToyToYou: Too controversial and offensive.
** AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: You can't have ''anatomically impossible'' sex in real life.
** TheArtOfBraRemoval: Unhooking a bra is fairly easy in real life.
** {{Asexuality}}: Too many asexual people to list.
** AutoErotica: It would attract natter and gushing.
** AwfulBritishSexComedy: Would be ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.
** BawdySong: It would bring ConversationInTheMainPage.
** BedTrick: Really?
** BestialityIsDepraved: We'd rather not know.
** BetterThanSex: Too subjective.
** BiggerIsBetterInBed: ''Way'' too much information.
** BikiniBar: Would attract gushing.
** BoldlyComing: Not even possible in real life. [[PlausibleDeniability Probably]].
** BondageIsBad: Also an {{Evil Trope|s}}.
** BowChickaWowWow: Could possibly be a natter magnet.
** BrainsAndBondage: Stereotypes the BDSM community.
** BreakingInOldHabits: The trope is about masturbation, which could attract all sorts of squick.
** BrotherSisterIncest: Very squicky.
** ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: Could possibly be misogyny or misandry.
** ButLiquorIsQuicker: Natter and flame bait as it's considered statutory rape in some jurisdictions.
** ButNotTooBi: See directly below.
** ButNotTooGay: Real life people cannot be more or less gay.
** CallingYourOrgasms: UnfortunateImplications.
** CantHaveSexEver: Since this is about magical reasons for not having sex, this is impossible in real life.
** CargoEnvy: Real life examples would end up being fetishy and natter bait.
** CastingCouch: A real life example would be [[FlameWar flame bait]].
** CasualKink: Subjective as to what "casual" means.
** CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Stereotyping is bad.
** CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Too much information.
** CodeWordCoitus: It would degenerate into listing personal fetishes.
** CoitusEnsues: This is a writing trope.
** CoitusUninterruptus: There is no reason for us to know this.
** CombatSadomasochist: More BDSM stereotyping.
** ComeBackToBedHoney: Too much information.
** ComfortingTheWidow: Too depressing, and not safe for work.
** ComicSutra: Real life does not have subtext.
** ComingAndGoing: It's about foreshadowing.
** CompensatingForSomething: Would lead to baseless accusations.
** ConvenientlyCommonKink: A real life list of this would be too long.
** CovertPervert: It would lead to baseless accusations and flame wars.
** ADateWithRosiePalms: We don't need to list real examples of people masturbating.
** DeathBySex: It's foreshadowing.
** DeliveryStork: No, that is not where babies come from.
** DestructoNookie: Not ''even'' remotely possible in real life.
** DeusSexMachina: It's a trope about a storyline, which does not occur in RealLife.
** DidTheEarthMoveForYouToo: Impossible in real life.
** DidTheyOrDidntThey: Too much information.
** DidYouJustHaveSex: Too personal.
** DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Not possible.
** DirtyMindReading: Also not possible.
** {{Dominatrix}}: More BDSM stereotyping.
** DontComeAKnockin: Really?
** DoubleEntendre: Too much information.
** DoYouWantToCopulate: Squick.
** DressHitsFloor: It's a trope that specifically deals with cinematography, which is not how we see things in real life.
** ElevatorGoingDown: We don't want to know.
** EntitledToHaveYou: Controversial and [[DudeWhereIsMyRespect very easy to offend people with it]].
** EroticAsphyxiation: Do not try this at home!
** EroticDream: Too much information.
** EroticEating: The examples got too explicit.
** EternalSexualFreedom: Patently false.
** EthicalSlut: Contradictory by nature and would lead to natter.
** EuropeansAreKinky: Stereotyping is bad.
** EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Untrue in real life.
** ExoticEquipment: There are no alien species known and this trope does not apply to sex toys.
** ExtremeOmnisexual: It would attract some creepy gushing and natter.
** FaceFullOfAlienWingWong: See above.
** FantasticArousal: See above.
** FetishRetardant: Subjective.
** FreeLoveFuture: The keyword being ''future''.
** FriendsWithBenefits: UnfortunateImplications.
** GagPenis: Too squicky for real life examples.
** GayOption: RealLife is not a DatingSim.
** GeniusBreedingAct: Eugenics is not something we need to talk about here.
** GetARoom: Not family friendly.
** GirlOnGirlIsHot: Subjective.
** GladToBeAliveSex: Not family friendly.
** GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Calling people good.
** GRatedSex: This really can't happen in real life given that sex ''by defenition'' is not G rated.
** TheGruntingOrgasm: Not family friendly.
** GuyOnGuyIsHot: Same reason as GirlOnGirlIsHot.
** HappyEndingMassage: It would degenerate into a list of these places, which is illegal under general US law.
** HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: Too much information.
** HeadTiltinglyKinky: Not family friendly.
** HemoErotic: Not family friendly.
** HookersAndBlow: Not family friendly.
** HornyDevils: As far as we know, demons don't exist.
** HotCoffeeMinigame: Minigames don't happen in RealLife.
** HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Squick.
** ICallHimMisterHappy: Too much information.
** IdealizedSex: Note the word "idealized".
** IKEAErotica: This is a reaction trope, and since real life does not have an audience, this is physically impossible.
** IKissYourFoot: Could lead to fetishy examples very quickly.
** IllBeInMyBunk: We do not need to know about this.
** TheImmodestOrgasm: We do not want to know about this.
** InnocentInnuendo: See DoubleEntendre above.
** InsatiableNewlyweds: Not family friendly. You just want to make us all jealous, anyway.
** IntercourseWithYou: This is a lyrical trope.
** TheInternetIsForPorn: ThisVeryWiki proves this is untrue.
** InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Real life does not have a viewer.
** InterspeciesRomance: Humanity has not come into contact with any alien species and this trope is not about bestiality.
** IntimatePsychotherapy: Not family friendly.
** IntroductionByHookup: No need to gossip about real life people.
** JailBait: A real life example would come close to breaking the rules of this wiki.
** JailBaitWait: See above.
** JewishAmericanPrincess: Stereotyping is bad.
** JizzedInMyPants: Not family friendly.
** JustLikeMakingLove: Very subjective and fetishy.
** KissingCousins: ''Way'' too many examples to list.
** KissOfTheVampire: Vampires do not exist in real life.
** LanguageOfLove: This would be stereotyping.
** LawOfInverseFertility: We are not here to make fun of infertile people.
** LetsWaitAwhile: Not family friendly.
** LewdLustChasteSex: It's about editing. RealLife sex is not chaste.
** LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: It's a subjective trope.
** LivingAphrodisiac: Not realistic.
** TheLoinsSleepTonight: Too much information.
** ALoveToDismember: There is absolutely no point in listing this.
** {{Lust}}
** LustObject: Not family friendly.
** MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Not family friendly.
** ManIFeelLikeAWoman: This is impossible in real life.
** AManIsAlwaysEager: Not true.
** AManIsNotAVirgin: Arguably misandrist.
** ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: Cannot happen in real life.
** MarsNeedsWomen: No aliens are known to exist in RealLife.
** MateOrDie: This is TruthInTelevision for some animals, but not for humans.
** MatingDance: Ditto.
** MatzoFever: Stereotyping.
** MentalAffair: Physically impossible.
** MileHighClub: Too much information.
** MillsAndBoonProse: Real life does not have a narrator.
** TheModestOrgasm: Too much information.
** MrsRobinson: Insulting to older women.
** MustNotDieAVirgin: Not family friendly.
** MyGirlIsNotASlut: Gossip.
** MyGirlIsASlut: See above.
** MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: This can't happen in RealLife.
** ANakedShoulderToCryOn:
** NatureAbhorsAVirgin: Not actually true.
** NatureAdoresAVirgin: This isn't true either.
** NaughtyByNight: Not family friendly.
** NaughtyUnderTheTable: Not family friendly.
** NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Not family friendly.
** NerdsAreVirgins: Offensive to many on this site and inaccurate.
** NextThingTheyKnew: Not family friendly.
** NocturnalEmission: Too common in real life.
** NoHeterosexualSexAllowed: Squick and controversy.
** {{Nosebleed}}: Most people don't consider these attractive.
** NoSexAllowed: Not family friendly.
** NotRightInTheBed: Impossible in real life.
** OhMrGrant: It's a trope about cinematography, which is not how we see the world.
** OneThingLedToAnother: Not family friendly.
** OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: There are no alien species that we know of.
** OptionalSexualEncounter: We would have to list every sexual encounter that ever happened, which is impossible.
** OrgasmicallyDelicious: Not family friendly.
** OutWithABang: Not family friendly.
** ParentalIncest: Too common to list.
** ParentalSexualitySquick: Squick.
** ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Too much information.
** APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: There is no need for a list of these.
** PhallicWeapon: Listing penis-shaped objects is not something we want here.
** PitySex: This is incredibly unrealistic in RealLife, not to mention arguably misogynist or misandrist.
** PizzaBoySpecialDelivery: Pizza delivery people often receive special training to defy this anyways.
** PlotArmor: It simply doesn't exist in RealLife.
** ThePornomancer: Not possible, and not appropriate.
** PowerIsSexy: This has loads of UnfortunateImplications.
** PowerPerversionPotential: Real people do not have superpowers, besides that, would we want to know?
** PreClimaxClimax: Real life is not a regimented BlackAndWhiteMorality story. Also, not appropriate.
** PrimalScene: Too much information.
** ProfessionalsDoItOnDesks: Not family friendly.
** ProfessionalSexEd: Not family friendly.
** QueerPeopleAreFunny: This would be homophobic if applied to RealLife.
** QuestForSex: Not family friendly.
** RagingStiffie: Too much information.
** RapeAndSwitch: This isn't possible in real life.
** ReadyForLovemaking: Too much information.
** ReallyGetsAround: ThisWiki is not a place to gossip.
** RedemptionEqualsSex: Would be calling real people evil, also UnfortunateImplications.
** RedLightDistrict: They're illegal under US law. A RealLife example would just be a list of these.
** RescueSex: Not family friendly.
** {{Robosexual}}: ''Way'' too much information.
** SafeWord: Not family friendly.
** ScrewYourself: Impossible in real life.
** SelfAbuse: Too much information.
** SexAsRiteOfPassage: It does happen in real life, but this is not the place for such things.
** {{Sexbot}}: Does not exist yet.
** SexByProxy: Impossible in RealLife.
** SexComedy: Too much information.
** SexEqualsLove: Not all types of sex equals love.
** SexFaceTurn: Would be calling real people "evil", not to mention this being full of UnfortunateImplications.
** SexForProduct: Highly offensive.
** SexForServices: Highly offensive.
** SexForSolace: Highly offensive.
** SexGod: As of now, there are no gods scientifically proven to exist.
** {{Sexiled}}: It would be too {{squick}}y for real life examples.
** SexIsCool: This is true so it doesn't need any examples.
** SexIsEvil: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Would be calling people who have sex evil.
** SexIsGood: Not family friendly, nor is this trope realistic.
** SexIsInteresting: Subjective and not really something we wish to get into.
** SexIsLiberation: It's not.
** SexIsViolence: See above.
** SexlessMarriage: Not a gossip column.
** SexMontage: This is an editing trope.
** SexSlave: If it's considered a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity crime against humanity]], then we don't want to know.
** SexTourism: Not family friendly.
** SexualExtortion: Not family friendly.
** SexualKarma: Not realistic and NSFW.
** SexyCoatFlashing: Not family friendly.
** SexyDiscretionShot: This is specifically about camerawork, which does not exist in RealLife.
** ShowerOfLove: Not family friendly.
** SingleMomStripper: While this is TruthInTelevision, it would lead to too many examples.
** SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: Would lead to complaining.
** SlutShaming: Really, really offensive.
** SomethingElseAlsoRises: Squick.
** SonOfAWhore: Would lead to baseless accusations and gossip.
** SourPrudes: Same reason as SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.
** SpeedSex: Not family friendly.
** StalkerWithATestTube
** STDImmunity: No one actually has this.
** StrangelyArousing: Already covered by the Fetish Fuel wiki.
** TheTease: We don't need a list of these.
** TechnicalVirgin: Not family friendly.
** TeenyWeenie: We don't need to know.
** TheirFirstTime: Not family friendly.
** ThisAndThat
** AThreesomeIsHot: Subjective.
** ThreeWaySex: Not family friendly.
** TooKinkyToTorture: Not family friendly.
** TrojanGauntlet
** {{Twincest}}: Same reason as BrotherSisterIncest and ParentalIncest above.
** TwinThreesomeFantasy: Not family friendly.
** TwoPersonPoolParty
** ThinkUnsexyThoughts: [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts Precisely.]]
** TheUnfairSex: Too many examples to name, and would attract natter.
** UnfortunateCharacterDesign: RealLife people are not designed.
** VaginaDentata: Does not exist.
** VampiresAreSexGods: Vampires do not exist.
** VillainousIncest: Would be calling people who commits incest villains.
** VirginityFlag
** VirginSacrifice: None need to be made in RealLife.
** VirginTension
** VisualInnuendo: Too much information.
** WallBangHer
** YouNeedToGetLaid
** YouSexyBeast: Subjective.
* SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes, due to being a controversial and sensitive topic:
** AliensMadeThemDoIt: Highly offensive and impossible.
** AllAbusersAreMale: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AllMenAreRapists: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AnalProbing: Offensive, squicky, and impossible.
** AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Too common to list, offensive, and squicky.
** ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Highly offensive and controversial.
** AttemptedRape: Highly sensitive and personal subject.
** BastardBoyfriend: The trope is about how abuse is portrayed, and real life doesn't have a narrator. A person portraying real life abuse as sexy or romantic would not count as an example, and would be highly offensive anyway.
** BastardGirlfriend: Same reason as Bastard Boyfriend above.
** BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: NSFW.
** BedTrick: Too much information.
** BlackComedyRape: Real life is not a comedy or fiction, and rape is never funny.
** ButLiquorIsQuicker: Too much information.
** ChildByRape: Highly offensive and personal.
** DateRape: Very personal, and very controversial subject. LovePotion is also on the index for the same reason.
** DateRapeAverted: As with AttemptedRape, we don't need to know.
** DefiledForever: Extremely offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal: Offensive, and as far as we know, impossible to verify.
** DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Highly offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Highly offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Highly offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Highly offensive, and inherently impossible.
** DroitDuSeigneur: Highly offensive, and not verified historically.
** DudeShesLikeInAComa: Highly offensive.
** FalseRapeAccusation: ''Way'' too controversial for RealLife examples.
** GratuitousRape: Too controversial.
** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Way too creepy.
** MaritalRapeLicense: Too controversial.
** MedicalRapeAndImpregnate: ''Extremely'' offensive, controversial, and {{squick}}y.
** MindRape: Not even possible in real life.
** MurderersAreRapists: Way too controversial.
** NearRapeExperience: Highly offensive.
** NetorareGenre: Highly offensive, and by definition confined to fiction.
** NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Extremely offensive.
** PostRapeTaunt: Highly offensive and too personal.
** PrisonRape: Too much information.
** RapeAndRevenge: Highly offensive.
** RapeAndSwitch: Extremely offensive and very discredited.
** RapeAsBackstory: Too common, too personal, and none of our business.
** RapeByProxy: Highly offensive.
** RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Highly offensive and controversial.
** RapeLeadsToInsanity: Way too personal.
** RapePillageAndBurn: villain trope.
** RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Highly offensive.
** RomanticizedAbuse: Same reason as Bastard Boyfriend above.
** ScarpiaUltimatum: Villain trope.
** TheWomenAreSafeWithUs: Really?
** YouWouldMakeAGreatModel: Highly offensive as well as illegal.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Bait for complaining about personal lives.
* ShiksaGoddess: Listing cross-religious couples implies they're only lovers because of his sexual fetish, which is simply degrading (and latently anti-semitic).
* SinisterMinister: Too controversial and not nice to call ministers evil.
* SissyVillain: Men with feminine traits ain't scripted to be villains.
* SleazyPolitician: Too controversial. It would also be a way to insult politics.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Flamebait.
* SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat: Invites {{Flame War}}s and ConversationInTheMainPage on which evil people can be labelled by which villain threat.
* SlippingAMickey: Frequently combines with rape; rape tropes don't get real life examples.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Used only for insulting people.
* SmugSnake: Natter magnet and it was used to insult people. It would also be another way of call someone a jerkass.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: One woman living in a place is not possible in real life.
* SociopathicHero: It would lead to people calling sociopathy good, which is subjective.
* SoldiersAtTheRear: Too controversial.
* SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness: Useless in real life, and besides everyone would be 4's anyway
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: Too controversial.
* SpicyLatina: Stereotyping is bad.
* StagedPopulistUprising: Too political.
* StarfishLanguage: Every language is alien if you look at it from far enough away, as [[UsefulNotes.GrammarInForeignLanguages our Useful Notes page on this topic]] points out.
* TheStarscream: Betrayal does happen in real life, but because of the nature of this trope, it would be calling someone evil.
* StepThreeProfit: This is a meme and serves no purpose as a real life trope.
* StopWorshippingMe: We don't want to call other people's religions false.
* StraightEdgeEvil: GodwinsLaw on which evil people say no to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy habits.
* StraightGay: Attracts examples that don't fit the trope or are meaningless. Also, people are too complex to fit in any stereotype.
* StrangeGirl: Subjective call about RealLife people, and the trope requires the character to be a protagonist, which doesn't exist in RL.
* StrawCharacter: RealLife people aren't written to be Straw Characters.
** StrawCritic: Would only lead to people complaining about people like this.
** StrawFeminist: Would only lead to people complaining about feminists.
** StrawHypocrite: Complaining, again about hypocrites.
** StrawmanHasAPoint: Real life people aren't like this. It'd also carry a lot of complaining about the strawman.
** StrawMisogynist: Complaining magnet!!
** StrawNihilist: Complaining.
* StupidCrooks: Because there're so many of them it would take an entire website to list them all (and because those websites already exist).
* SuffersNewbiesPoorly: Natter magnet.
%% Don't remove this from here: it isn't an ExampleSectionectomy, as explained in the TRS thread
* SuperWeight: Most of this is impossible in real life anyway.
* SympatheticMurderer: This is not a place for glorifying murder.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Endless debate on which bad person can be sympathized with and which is not. Also, calling people devils is a way to say that they are evil.
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* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Too easy to abuse.
* TalkingPoo: ''Cannot happen in real life.''
* TearJerker: This page encourages editors to post about anything that saddens them. It therefore functions much like a TroperTales page.
* TeensAreMonsters: It can happen, but real life examples could hurt some people's sensibility. Also, another way of calling teenagers evil.
* TemporarilyAVillain: To have real life examples of this would be an implicit form of calling real people evil, albeit only temporarily; not to mention the question of when exactly they were evil or when they were good.
* TheCanKickedHim
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Too depressing for a topic and also subjective. It practically invokes lots of FlameBait over who gets treated as evil by society and let themselves be evil.
* TheoryTunnelvision: Too controversial.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Not even remotely possible in real life.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: FlameBait over which evil people look like civilians and which does not.
* ThugDojo: We don't want to give any such school publicity, or smear a decent dojo by accident.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Again with the calling real people evil.
* TokenGoodTeammate: This would imply most if not all of the other people in this person's group evil.
* TooDumbToLive: Already cataloged by the ''DarwinAwards'' and ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou''. This trope is also basically a bait for complaining about people who died in RealLife.
* TookALevelInJerkass: It would be too controversial to say that a nice person is turned into a jerkass, since RealLife isn't scripted.
* TomTheDarkLord: The wiki doesn't call people villains.
* TopHeavyGuy: This is physically impossible in real life.
%% Don't remove this one...it is not possible for men to have tiny legs supporting their muscular upper bodies.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Too controversial.
* TradeYourPassionForGlory: Can just be accusing someone of "selling out".
* TransparentCloset: TV Tropes is not a gossip column.
* {{Trigger}}: We should not mock those who suffer PTSD.
* {{Troll}}: ''Far'' too many examples.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Tropes and cliches apply to fiction; you can't exactly tropify real life, let alone "lampshade" such concepts.
* TrophyWife: Highly contentious and subjective.
* TroubleFromThePast: We're already paying for what we did 100 years ago...
* {{Tsundere}}: Again, not good to call someone mean just because of this trope. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Highly subjective.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: See above.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: A narrative trope, so it doesn't really apply to real life. It is supposed to document a way in which fiction differs from reality.
* TheUnfairSex: Gender War ahoy!
* UnholyMatrimony: Real life lovers ain't scripted to be evil.
* UniqueItems: Almost everything in RealLife is intended to be one, so as to avoid confusion.
* UnplannedCrossdressing: It's impossible to determine if the crossdressing was truly accidental or a stunt.
* UnproblematicProstitution: UnfortunateImplications.
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: No reason to list this.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It would invites an EditWar over whose utopia is good or bad.
* UnwantedFalseFaith: We don't want to call other people's religions false.
* UriahGambit: Would attract conspiracy theories that go nowhere.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: High potential of FlameBait over who used to be nice when they're young and who's not.
* VillainousBreakdown: Practically invites {{Edit War}}s and {{Natter}} over which evil people always have their breakdowns.
* VillainousBSOD: Which people who do bad things feel guilty about what they did and which does not? Too controversial and also a villain trope.
* VillainousCrush: The villain thing again.
* VillainousGlutton: We don't need to know about overeating villains. Plus, it's another way of calling someone evil.
* VillainsOutShopping: The topic about evil people who went out shopping in RealLife is just too subjective.
* VillainTeamUp: Villain, once again.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It would just be about calling popular figures villains. Not to mention it implies that the opponent is a hero.
* VindicatedByHistory: Natter and flame magnet.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Ethnic stereotype.
* VisionaryVillain: Villain, once again.
* DarthWiki/WallBanger: Would be nothing but complaining and a flame target. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* WarIsHell: Practically invites {{Flame War}}s and {{Natter}} over controversial wars.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Would attract soapboxing, provincialism and self-indulgence.
* WeirdnessMagnet: The trope is about supernatural weirdness.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Who is really "extreme" and who is not? Who really has good intentions, and who do not? Too YMMV, and also too controversial.
* WesternTerrorists: ''Way'' too controversial.
* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture: Controversial, and speculative by nature.
* WhamEpisode: RealLife isn't scripted. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* WhamLine: Same reason as the above.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: It would be full of {{complaining}} and also FlameBait.
* WhatTheHellHero: The wiki isn't for making morality judgements of real people.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: The definition is "white hair as a mark of magical ability, spiritual powers, non-human background, or at the very least exceptional wisdom". As such, any real life examples are misuse (or controversial, if they're claiming the fourth meaning).
* WhoShotJFK: It was Lee Harvey Oswald. We don't need conspiracy theories on the wiki outside of the WMG pages.
* WickedCultured: Potential FlameBait and we do not call real life people evil.
* WickedStepmother: Calling people evil/wicked.
* WindmillPolitical: Way too controversial.
** WindmillCrusader: Same as above.
* TheWoobie: Natter magnet, objectification of real people, and Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs since anyone can be one.
* TheWorfEffect: It's not nice to mock anyone when they're down, even if they are big and powerful.
* WorthIt: See WasItReallyWorthIt
* WouldHurtAChild: Having a list of real life sick freaks who hurt children isn't necessary, plus it's too horrible and depressing.
* {{Yandere}}: Isn't it too creepy to have a list of people who are or were obsessed with someone to the point of insanity, brutality, violence and/or murder? Also too controversial.
* YellowPeril: Villain trope, as well as stereotyping Asians.
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: It's TruthInTelevision.
* YoureNotMyType: Too much information.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: We don't need political/ideological debates or justifications.
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For many tropes, having RealLife examples can be fun and sometimes even informative. However, ''this'' particular trope should not have any examples from RealLife. Note that a work portraying real life is still a work—such examples are about how the work portrays real life, not about real life itself. What happened in a certain conflict according to a certain movie or book is usually ''far'' less {{ambiguous|Situation}} than what ''really'' happened in that same conflict.

RealLife does not have an author in the same way as a film or other work does, and we see real life from the inside rather than from the outside. Thus, tropes that are objective in works are often highly subjective in RealLife. Since trope pages are not discussion forums, a debate about who is right and who is wrong is a distracting (and maybe even destructive) case of {{natter}} or EditWar. Thus, you may notice that most of the pages on this list are the negative tropes, oftentimes pertaining to morality, violence, religion, and other controversial issues that people are likely to get heated about. Yes, there is NoSuchThingAsNotability, but when we discuss Real Life, the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement takes precedence here.

An objective trope turning [[YMMV.HomePage YMMV]] is not enough to earn it this tag. In general, we trust people's common sense and ability to follow the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment. This trope comes up where RealLife examples are likely to derail the page into huge debates or come across as offensive or even harassing.

For example, let's say a Christian, a Muslim, and a Sikh walk into an internet café.[[note]][[LeaningOnTheFourthWall The barista says to them,]] "What is this, a joke?"[[/note]] All three of them start editing TVTropes, and they all start adding RealLife examples to ScamReligion. The Christian adds Islam and Sikhism, the Muslim adds Christianity and Sikhism, while the Sikh adds Christianity and Islam. Then they suddenly all feel outraged with TVTropes, for having their own religion listed as being a scam. Meanwhile, someone adds ChurchOfHappyology and [[HilaritySues gets sued]]. Even without considering the fact that we can't see the universe from the outside and that seeing the narrative of the story from the outside is necessary for that trope—let's just not go there.

Thus, many tropes don't allow RealLife examples. If you have any questions about this, or feel the trope doesn't need this tag, take it to the trope's discussion page, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=13350380440A15238800 this thread]] in the forums, or its YKTTW discussion if it hasn't been launched yet.

On this wiki, the markup '''[=[[=]noreallife[=]]=]''' will display a prominent "No real life examples" warning whenever the page is edited.

Finally, when a page becomes too controversial to even have fictional examples, a Administrivia/{{lock|edPages}} and an ExampleSectionectomy may follow. Do note that, when a page is given an Example Sectionectomy, then it doesn't allow examples of any category or medium, so listing it there will suffice. Listing a completely example-free page here is redundant, as well as misleading. Even if examples most likely happen in Real Life only, adding the No Real Life Examples tag and[=/=]or listing it here will give the impression that fictional examples are allowed, when they're likely not either.

Other times, a page may simply be on this list for other reasons:
* Perhaps a list of RealLife examples would be [[WallOfText too long]] and [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment redundant]] to be worth adding.
* Or maybe it's one of those technical tropes that work in fiction but don't work in RealLife.
* It may also be an {{Audience Reaction|s}} that only admits InUniverse examples.
* [[SexTropes Sex-related tropes]] do not allow real life examples; this is to allow TV Tropes to stay under a SFW rating.
* SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes do not allow real life examples for similar reasons, and also because it is a controversial and sensitive topic to cover.
* "{{Evil|Tropes}}" and VillainTropes are also not allowed. Calling real life people "villains" is an example of shoehorning, since the villain is only a specific character role in a story, and real life does not follow a set narrative with clearly-designated roles. ''Evil'' people do exist, but calling someone evil is considered too controversial a label on this site for real life examples. [[http://pysih.com PYSIH]] and [[http://dreamindemon.com The Dreamin' Demon]] are alternative sites that offer real life examples.

{{Documentar|y}}ies and RealityTV shows are a special case, as while they purport to be factual depictions of RealLife, in practise there is almost always some slanting to support a certain viewpoint, ranging from subtle ways in which facts are presented, to the creators actually going on-camera to tell the viewers what they should think. For this reason, RealLife examples are generally permitted in the context of Documentaries and Reality TV shows, though an extra-large helping of the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement is expected.

In any case, it's to be pointed out that having real life examples is only ''tolerated'', rather than encouraged. So if there's a page where it's asked to not have examples from real life, no matter the reasons (or lack thereof), tropers are expected to not add them at all.

Compare InUniverseExamplesOnly.

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* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Impossible in RealLife.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Also impossible in real life.
* AbsoluteXenophobe: Too controversial.
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Squicky and overly sensitive.
* AbusiveParents: We are not here to spread gossip.
* TheAce: It's unrealistic. No one is great at everything.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: Would be mostly bashing.
* AdvertOverloadedFuture: The keyword being ''future''.
* {{Adorkable}} - It's mostly listing editors' {{Celeb Crush}}es and projecting their ideas about famous people. Not relevant to this wiki's mission.
* AlasPoorScrappy: Has a potential to erupt into a FlameWar.
* AlasPoorVillain: Calling someone a villain in real life is a bad idea. Plus, potential flame war on which real life villain is sympathetic.
* TheAlcoholic: We don't want the gossip. Besides, a RL section could become really exhaustive.
* AlienLunch: Cannot happen in real life as of this time (as in there are no alien species known), UnfortunateImplications re: cultural differences are possible, and examples are SquarePegRoundTrope.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: A very hostile debate in real life.
* AllIssuesArePoliticalIssues: Misuse and {{Natter}} magnet.
* TheAlliance: Calling real people good is nearly as controversial as calling them evil. Plus, it is impossible to label sides in real life wars as either this trope or TheEmpire.
* AlliterativeName: Too many of them to list.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Potential for flame war is too high. Not to mention that the topic about real life people being treated as outcasts by society is too depressing and it could hurt some people's sensibility.
* AlmostKiss: Too depressing.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Natter magnet.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some tropes have a potential, but this one is basically ''asking'' for an EditWar and ConversationInTheMainPage.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: All life has redeeming qualities (even viruses have done ''some'' good, though they're not really alive).
* AmbulanceChaser: The term is an insult as used in real life, and the RL section is plagued by {{Natter}}.
* AngryBlackMan: This trope is a racial stereotype and how it is used in fiction. It's offensive and probably inaccurate to apply it to real people.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Let the doctors do the diagnosing.
* AmbiguouslyBi: See directly below.
* AmbiguouslyGay: TV Tropes is not a gossip column.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: It's rather hard for an author to drop subtle hints in real life, and that is a key part of this trope.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Just because people try to improve their lives, doesn't mean that they are evil.
* AmericaSavesTheDay: Not all Americans have a chronic need to save everyone.
* AmicableExes: Nigh unverifiable in real life, and a personal issue.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Rejoicing at someone's death clashes with some people's standards of respect towards the dead.
* AnimalTesting: Would have been filled with natter.
* AnimalWrongsGroup: While it has a real life section, it should be treated more like UsefulNotes.
* AnticlimaxBoss: Real life people aren't scripted to be bosses, and it is also a villain trope.
* AnyoneCanDie: In RealLife this is Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs.
* ApocalypseCult: [[FlameBait Attracted religion-bashing before it was even launched.]]
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Insulting religious beliefs.
* ArmiesAreEvil: Too controversial.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Attracts too many political and controversial examples, and continued violation of the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment.
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: ''Way'' too common in real life for examples.
* TheArtOfBraRemoval: Unhooking a bra is fairly intuitive in real life.
* AscendedFanboy: InUniverse only. (PromotedFanboy is the RL counterpart.)
* AssholeVictim: Complaining about people who are like this.
* AssimilationAcademy: Too controversial.
* AttackOfThePoliticalAd: Real life examples have their own trope, ScareCampaign.
* AttentionWhore: Complaining about people who cater for attention.
* AwesomeEgo: Flame bait and YMMV.
* AxCrazy: Calling RL people crazy
* BadassArmy: Too many to list.
* BadassNormal: There are no super-powered people to compare to, unfortunately.
* BadMoodAsAnExcuse: You could say that people in a bad mood tends to take their anger out on others, but it is not nice to call them {{jerkass}}es.
* BadPresent: Would be full of {{complaining}}.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Again, people aren't written to be bosses and referred to by villain tropes.
* BaldOfAwesome - Shoehorning, most examples are more appropriate in other sections, and potential FlameWar material in regards to politicians.
* BaldOfEvil: Stereotyping bald people as evil.
* BalloonBelly: Unnecessary and fetishy.
* BarbarianTribe: UnfortunateImplications.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: Natter magnet.
* BeardOfEvil: This trope is definitely not TruthInTelevision, since it stereotypes people with beards as evil.
* BeastMan: Not possible. Cultural examples would have loads of UnfortunateImplications.
* BeingEvilSucks: Calling real life people evil.
* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Insulting religious people is not what we aim for.
* TheBermudaTriangle: Aliens, ghosts, rifts in the space-time continuum, etc. aren't found in reality, so it would be impossible to truthfully attribute anything in the real life Triangle to paranormal activity.
* BeyondTheImpossible: [[SelfDemonstratingArticle By definition]], this isn't possible in real life. Also attracts gushing. The real life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* BigBad: Calling someone a villain in real life is a bad idea. Plus, it is too controversial to call people who causes the wars' conflicts by this trope.
** BigBadDuumvirate
** BigBadEnsemble
** BigBadWannabe
* Big Beautiful People: Too subjective.
** BigBeautifulMan: Not all men are big and beautiful.
** BigBeautifulWoman: Same as above.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Every country has surveillance, and real life examples would be too controversial.
* BigEater: We don't need real life examples of overeating.
* BigGood: Calling real people good is nearly as controversial as calling them evil or {{Big Bad}}s. Plus, people aren't written to be powerful during real life wars.
* BiTheWay: Too many to list.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Labeling sides in real life wars by morality is asking for an EditWar. It would also shoehorn people as evil.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: [[OverlyLongGag Again with the morality thing]] and calling people evil.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Putting the issue of race aside, real life deaths do not follow story conventions.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord
* BlackShirt: It's wrong to talk about people being fanatics of evil people.
* BlackSpeech: It's highly insulting to characterize a people's native language this way just because you can't understand it. Calling them evil because of it is even worse.
* BlondesAreEvil: Evil trope and stereotyping.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: See above.
* BlondeRepublicanSexKitten: Another StrawmanPolitical, like StrawFeminist, StrawMisogynist, CorruptChurch, StrawVegetarian, etc., etc., etc.
* BoldExplorer: Too many examples to list. You want real life examples for this one? Check TheOtherWiki.
* BookBurning: Happens too often.
* BrainlessBeauty: Unfortunate implications.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Calling real life people crazy isn't what the wiki is for.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Generalizing and has potential for a FlameWar. Also another way of calling a teenage girl a jerkass.
* BreadAndCircuses: The only exception is the trope namer, Ancient Rome. By definition controversial and depressing.
* BreakTheCutie: While well-meaning, can lead to objectification. Also, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs since everyone has gone through this stage at some point of their lives.
* BrokenPedestal: Too controversial.
* BrownEyes: Personality-based.
* BrutalHonesty: It's not good to call someone mean just because of this trope.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: This trope is not about two different groups attaching different levels of importance to the same event, but about a ''confrontation'' between two people or groups over that differing level of importance.
* ButtMonkey: Can lead to objectification. Plus, this trope is about ''cartoon characters'' who are the butt of the jokes, which makes it impossible in real life anyway.
* BystanderSyndrome: Too controversial.
* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Can lead to accusations of people doing this.
* CardCarryingVillain: FlameBait on which real life people enjoy being evil.
* CastingCouch: Too controversial.
* CategoryTraitor: A very, ''very'' offensive sentiment, not to mention potentially racist depending on what the category is. People are free to make their own choices in life.
* ChainmailBikini: Real life example would imply that a functional one exists (it doesn't). {{Cosplay}} doesn't count either.
* CharacterAlignment: Too much controversy and shoehorning of people into Flanderized categories.
** ChaoticEvil
** ChaoticGood
** ChaoticNeutral
** ChaoticStupid
** LawfulEvil
** LawfulGood
** LawfulNeutral
** LawfulStupid
** NeutralEvil
** NeutralGood
** StupidEvil
** StupidGood
** StupidNeutral
** TrueNeutral
* CharacterDerailment: This is specifically a trope about how a character is written, and cannot happen in reality.
* TheCheerleader: Because hobbies do not cause bad behavior.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Natter magnet and any relevant real life information is already summed up in the description.
* TheChewToy: Objectifies the person, like with related tropes ButtMonkey and TheWoobie.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Too controversial.
* ChummyCommies: It's about fictional portrayals.
* ChurchOfHappyology: There's a reason why the former TropeNamer is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* ChurchPolice: Flame bait.
* ChurchgoingVillain: Flame bait, like most villain tropes
* CoDragons: see TheDragon.
* CoattailRidingRelative: Too many to list and would attract natter.
* ColdBloodedTorture: No, we really do not want to know how humans have tortured each other throughout history. We really don't.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: UnfortunateImplications
* CommieNazis: It has been used as propaganda and is meant to be offensive.
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Sometimes the complainer is, in fact, right.
* ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow: An audience reaction that fell victim to natter and bashing.
* ComplainingAboutThingsYouHaventPaidFor: Too common and too many examples to list.
* CompleteMonster: Flame bait. Also, this trope is about characters who are 100% evil with no redeeming qualities. Nobody can be 100% evil. See EvilTropes below. The real life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Impossible in real life.
* ConspiracyTheorist: There's already a Useful Notes page listing them.
* TheConstant: Trope relies on time travel or working cryogenics, which don't exist in real life.
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: Too controversial.
* CorruptChurch: Too controversial.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Too many of them to list.
* CorruptPolitician: Too abundant and too controversial.
* TheCoup: Too many examples to list, and potential FlameBait.
* CovertPervert: Too much information.
* CrackIsCheaper: Too many to list.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: This is not a subjective trope.
* CrapsackOnlyByComparison: Too controversial and it'd be a flame[=/=]natter magnet.
* CrapsackWorld: It is ''not'' a subjective trope. If it were, it'd be people complaining about the world.
* CreepySouvenir: Human trophies? Gross.
* CreepyTwins: Calling RL people "creepy" isn't much better than calling them "evil".
* CrimeOfSelfDefense: It would invite passionate arguments about whether the self-defense was justified or not.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Would take an entire wiki just to list all of the critical research failures that happened in real life. Also, this is a writer trope, not a setting trope.
* {{Cult}}: The distinctions between a cult and a legitimate religion can vary from person to person, and we'd prefer not to get into that debate.
* CultureJustifiesAnything: Too controversial.
* CulturePolice: Too controversial, would lead to soapboxing.
* CureYourGays: Being gay is not an illness, and talking about real-life people who oppose or advocate this belief would turn the page into a flame magnet.
* CuteAndPsycho: It is offensive to call cute people psycho, and whether or not they are depends on the eye of the beholder, anyway.
* DaddysLittleVillain: We don't want to know about daughters working with bad people in real life.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Too much information and would attract natter.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Would be full of people [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike complaining about the world being too grim]].
* DarkMessiah: Too subjective to call some of the real life evil people as saviors or messiahs.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: No, not quite everyone on the entire planet is evil and despicable, and therefore unsalvageable and impossible to empathize with—if anything, the '''opposite''' is most likely true. Misanthropy is fine; just express it somewhere else.
* TheDarkSide: Too controversial in real life.
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Insulting and subjective.
* DemocracyIsBad: FlameBait.
* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: A relatively small minority of child services ''hate'' children.
* DepravedBisexual: Would carry loads of UnfortunateImplications.
* DepravedHomosexual: A stereotype.
* DesignatedHero: Too controversial to say that a real life hero is a villain.
* DesignatedVillain: Villain trope.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: As did with DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans.
* DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck: Would be nothing but {{complaining}} and also FlameBait.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: Villain action trope, the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
* DidYouThinkICantFeel: It's not good to call someone mean just because of this trope.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Would mostly be ranting and flaming.
* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: Calling real people (disabled or not) {{jerkass}}es is a bad idea.
* DisgustingPublicToilet: Too Much Information and far too common in Real Life to list examples of them.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Contains politically controversial topics and editors' own judgement on sensitive topics and ValuesDissonance.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Too controversial, would attract MisplacedNationalism.
* DoubleStandard: It says on the page that it's how double standards are presented in storytelling.
** DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: DoubleStandard trope, and handles a sensitive topic. It's also passing judgement on the actions of Real Life people, and invites Natter and social commentary.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Calling people "evil".
* TheDragon: Calling real people villains is a bad idea. Plus, it shoehorns people on who is the lieutenant of RealLife {{Big Bad}}s. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* DragonInChief: As per TheDragon.
* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: UnfortunateImplications
* DreadfulMusician: It was being used to insult [[ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike musicians tropers didn't like]].
* DrivenToSuicide: Too depressing, and unfortunately, too many to name.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: We are in a universe where AnyoneCanDie, so this trope is too common to note (at least until medical technology is advanced enough to bring the dead back to life).
* DrugsAreBad: The issue of drugs is very polarizing, and at any rate the trope is meaningless to real life situations since it's about the way drugs are handled in fiction.
* DueToTheDead: RealLife practices are discussed in UsefulNotes/{{Funerals}}.
* DumbBlonde: Calling real life people dumb.
* DumbMuscle: Smart people {{complaining}} about athletes without evidence for the "dumb" part of the trope name.
* DumpMonths: Too subjective.
* DystopiaIsHard: Dystopias are fictional inventions, and so is their deconstruction.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Nobody is deliberately trying to build one.
* DystopianEdict: Accusing world leaders of this is controversial at best, slander at wost.
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[[folder:E-H]]
* EarthIsYoung: This trope is about settings in fiction.
* EldritchAbomination: While there may be one or two legitimate examples, most of them are really highly exaggerated descriptions of normal stuff. When people add TheInternet as an example, it's clear that the page has gone too far. It doesn't help that the legitimate examples are vague and questionable, due to the nature of this trope. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* ElementalPowers: Not possible in RealLife.
* EgocentricallyReligious: Too controversial who applies.
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress: Too many emergency-related speeches by leaders to count, sadly, too common to trope in RealLife.
* TheEmpire: Natter magnet.
* EnfantTerrible: We aren't interested in calling real-life children evil.
* EpicFail: Real life doesn't have waa-waa trumpets and fantastical chains of calamity but it does have people who will misuse a chance to get in a TakeThat.
* EroticEating: The descriptions of the examples was too explicit.
* EthicalSlut: Too controversial and possible flame[=/=]natter magnet.
* EthnicScrappy: Too controversial and a flame magnet.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: TruthInTelevision, but we don't like to call real people evil or bad and this topic is definitely too subjective.
* EvenNerdsHaveStandards: Same reason as EvenEvilHasStandards. Which nerds have standards and which do not? Contains lots of flame magnet.
* EveryoneHasStandards - In real life this is PeopleSitOnChairs, and the Real Life section was being used as a thinly veiled place to house examples of EvenEvilHasStandards, which is also NRLEP.
* EverybodyOwnsAFord: Obviously not so in RealLife.
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Stereotyping is bad.
* The EvilTropes: We don't like to call real people evil, and they're generally too controversial to cover.
** AffablyEvil
** DarkIsEvil
** DarkIsNotEvil
** EqualOpportunityEvil
** EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
** EvenEvilHasStandards
** EvilAlbino
** EvilAllAlong
** EvilCannotComprehendGood
** EvilChancellor
** EvilDuo
** EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor
** EvilIsNotAToy
** EvilIsPetty
** EvilIsSexy
** EvilMatriarch
** EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce
** EvilOverlord
** EvilParentsWantGoodKids
** EvilPaysBetter
** EvilPowerVacuum
** TheEvilPrince
** EvilReactionary
** EvilRedhead
** EvilTowerOfOminousness
** EvilUncle
** EvilutionaryBiologist
** EvilVersusEvil
** EvilerThanThou
** JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope
** ObliviouslyEvil
* EvolutionaryLevels: Can't happen in real life, so attracted unrelated things; taking shots at people.
* TheExtremistWasRight: Endless debate on who qualifies as an extremist, and who qualifies as right.
* FaceHeelTurn: Too controversial to consider someone to have joined "the Dark Side".
* FalseRapeAccusation: Too controversial.
* FalseUtopia: Many would complain about politicians who promised to change the world, or about countries who pretend to be perfect.
* FanDisillusionment: Too subjective.
* FanHater: Too many of them and also would be full of {{complaining}} about shows' fans.
* FanonDiscontinuity: This is an audience reaction trope about a fan response to works of fiction. It is not a place to get into a discussion about claims that people make about history.
* FanserviceWithASmile: Too far into NSFW territory.
* FantasticCasteSystem: The trope is explicitly about fictional settings.
* FascistButInefficient: An in-depth analysis of the efficiency of totalitarian governments is beyond the scope of this wiki.
* FatBastard: A villain trope, not to mention offensive to apply in real life and not nice to call fat people mean.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Too subjective.
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: We have no interest in hearing what groups or people think what other groups or people have no right to life.
* FemaleMisogynist: Too controversial.
* FightingIrish: Ethnic stereotype.
* FinancialAbuse: Taking advantage of other people to milk money out of them.
* FiveBadBand: Not good to call real life people villains and very few RealLife five-member bands of criminals in history. RealLife page is part of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.
* {{Flanderization}}: It's possible for someone to change, but RealLife isn't scripted and this trope should only apply to fiction.
* ForcedToWatch: Like ColdBloodedTorture mentioned above, we really don't need a list of real people being monstrously cruel.
* ForeignQueasine: Due to cultural differences and taste being entirely subjective.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Calling people Evil and a character design cue trope.
* FourStarBadass: Because there's so many of them it would take an entire wiki to list them all.
* FoxNewsLiberal: Would mainly be bashing.
* FrenchJerk: FlameBait, and not very nice to call other Frenchmen mean.
* FridgeHorror: {{Natter}} magnet.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Leads into NSFW territory way too easily.
* FromBadToWorse: Too controversial.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: It would be just another way of calling a real person "evil". Not to mention, it's not nice to call people nightmares either.
* TheFundamentalist: Would mainly be bashing.
* FurBikini: We know lots of companies make them.
* GagPenis: Too much information.
* GambitPileup: It'd be used as {{Complaining}} about other people manipulating another; also flame bait.
* GayConservative: Flame magnet.
* GeneralFailure: Too many to list and would attract flame wars and natter.
* GeneralRipper: Too many to list, natter magnet, and it borders on calling real people evil.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: We don't call real people villains.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: RealLife doesn't have network censors or an appropriate target age, and frequent misuse as "something a troper thought was 'naughty'".
* GiftedlyBad: Would only be ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.
* GigglingVillain: Villain trope, the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
* GilliganCut: Impossible in RealLife.
* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: This could involve court cases, which would lead to {{Natter}}.
* GlobalWarming: Too controversial of a topic.
* GodBeforeDogma: Let's not start a FlameWar, please.
* GodGuise: We don't want to call other people's religions false—especially since we have no measuring stick with which to calculate the veracity of this or that faith.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Too controversial.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: Ditto.
* {{Gonk}}: These don't exist in real life because ugly people are not genetically created for the purpose of being ugly. They're just ugly.
* GoodCannotComprehendEvil: We don't like to call real people evil.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Too controversial.
* GoodIsNotNice: Too many to list, and also controversy about who applies for "the good side" to begin with.
* GoodPaysBetter: Ties into the "calling people evil" problem.
* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: Good/evil problem. Also, history is WrittenByTheVictors, not to mention the fact that the propaganda of every nation in history argues that they're the good guys and the other side is the bad guys.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: We don't like to call real people evil. This is not TruthInTelevision at all, since scars happen to be caused by accidents rather than evil deeds.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Devolved into people gushing about older people they found attractive, sometimes [[SquarePegRoundTrope even if they weren't that old to begin with]].
* GreatOffscreenWar: Just because you didn't live through it doesn't mean a real life conflict happened "offscreen".
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Who's morally ambiguous and who's not? Too controversial.
* {{Griefer}}: Too many examples.
* GrowingTheBeard: Since it pertains to television shows, real life examples would be a case of SquarePegRoundTrope.
* GullibleLemmings: The trope requires a villain for the lemmings to choose, and the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
* HannibalHasAPoint: Real life people ain't scripted to be Hannibals.
* HappilyMarried - Too common to list RealLife examples, and not relevant to the wiki's mission.
* HappinessInSlavery: Invites passionate arguments about whether real-life slaves could be happy.
* HartmanHips: This is physically impossible in real life.
* HeadInTheSandManagement: Attracts complaining.
* HealingHerb: In RealLife, many herbs with healing properties are also extremely dangerous.
* TheHedonist: Natter magnet.
* HeelFaceTurn: Too controversial to consider someone to have joined "the Light Side."
* HellIsThatNoise: Too subjective and would take an entire wiki just to list all of the examples.
* HeroicBastard: One man's hero is another man's villain.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: It would imply that the opponent is a villain.
* HeteronormativeCrusader: Too controversial.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Too many to list and may attract Natter.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Too controversial.
* HidingBehindReligion: Too controversial.
* HolierThanThou: Too controversial.
* HollywoodAtheist: Real life atheists aren't written to be stereotypes. There's a [[UsefulNotes/{{Atheism}} Useful Notes page]] if you’re interested.
* HollywoodAutism: Potential flame bait.
* HollywoodPudgy: This trope is explicitly about a contrast with real life.
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Would spark a debate where some will prove this trope wrong.
* HonorBeforeReason: Attracted arguments over the examples, leading to Natter over what is exactly an honorable decision.
* HonorRelatedAbuse: Too disturbing and controversial, and other websites already have it covered.
* HotConsort: Too subjective and UnfortunateImplications.
* HotGuyUglyWife: Highly subjective.
* HotGuysAreBastards: Hotness trope.
* HotGypsyWoman: Same reason as the other hotness tropes.
* HotLibrarian: Like other appearance tropes, can attract creepiness and natter.
* Hot Parents: Too subjective.
** HotDad: Not every dad is hot.
** HotMom: Ditto.
* HotScientist: Same here.
* HotScoop: Subjective
* HoYay: Natter magnet. Real life page is part of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.
* HumansAreMorons: There are no other sentient species that we can compare humanity to.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: See above.
* HumansKillWantonly: Ditto.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Flame War magnet, and way, ''way'' too universal.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:I-L]]
* IWantGrandkids: Too much TruthInTelevision potential.
* IcyBlueEyes: See directly below.
* IdenticalStranger: Resemblance is often subjective.
* IfItsYouItsOK: Prone to gushing in violation of our Administrivia/NoLewdnessNoPrudishness policy. Examples about demisexuality in real life should go to SingleTargetSexuality.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: This is physically impossible in real life.
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: Far too subjective.
* IncompetenceInc: Far too many examples to list.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Humans are not 100% pure.
* IndustrializedEvil: RealLife industries aren't shoehorned to be evil.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Potential FlameBait on which RealLife evil people is sympathetic and which is not.
* InformedAbility: We probably don't want to know.
* InhumanlyBeautifulRace: Would have tons of UnfortunateImplications.
* InNameOnly: The admins removed the section from this trope and disallowed restoring because of "Natter, Justifying Edits, non-examples, Complaining about things you don't like, and soapboxing."
* InsaneAdmiral: Too many examples to list.
* InsaneTrollLogic: Might misconstrue into "thing some famous guy said that I disagree with therefore it is insane and dumb" when the trope is suppose to be about bizarre strawman logic. There were legitimate examples but the risks might not be worth it.
* InscrutableOriental: Stereotyping isn't cool and this isn't the age of colonialism anymore.
* InsignificantLittleBluePlanet: The term "insignificant" attracts controversy.
* InsufferableGenius: Attracts complaining. It would also boils down to calling smart people jerkasses.
* IntellectuallySupportedTyranny: What a wonderful place for petty grievances.
* InteractiveNarrator: Whether or not our real world is a narrative being told by a Narrator Who interacts with His creations is a touchy subject for some people on both sides of the issue, and there's really no way to empirically prove things one way or the other.
* InterspeciesRomance: Would lead to examples of bestiality.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: People with disabilities/conditions are just like anyone else, and should be treated like anyone else.
* IRejectYourReality: Too controversial.
* IrishmanAndAJew: Listing examples is pointless and is a case of Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs in real life.
* IrrationalHatred: FlameBait; not our place to judge whether hate is rational or not.
* ItIsBeyondSaving: Flame magnet.
* ItsAllAboutMe: While not quite an Evil trope, it's still about a generally negative trait attached to real people.
* IWasQuiteALooker: This could be applied to pretty much anyone, since physical attractiveness generally declines with age.
* TheJailBaitWait: Too much information.
* JarPotty: Too much information.
* {{Jerkass}}: Not nice to call other real people jerkasses, and too many to list.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: "With a heart of gold" or not, trope is still calling real life people jerkasses.
* JerkassWoobie: Would lead to endless debate on which jerk is sympathetic and which one is not. One person's RealLife JerkassWoobie is another person's plain old jerkass.
* JumpingTheShark: Too subjective, and far too many examples to list. The page only permits lampshades of the phrase instead.
* KarmaHoudini: Calling someone a villain because they got off free from something bad would have attracted flames. RealLife page is also a member of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub.
* KickTheDog: Too controversial.
* KidsAreCruel: Bullying exists, but there are too many examples to list and it could hurt some people's sensibility.
* KillThePoor: Too controversial.
* KitschyLocalCommercial: It would be used for complaining about commercials they don't like.
* KnightTemplar: Just another way to call real people evil. Do not confuse with TheKnightsTemplar which is a historical organization that actually has little to do with the trope.
* LackOfEmpathy: Too many apathetic people to list.
* LadyMacbeth: This is on the verge of calling real women villainesses.
* LatinLover: Stereotyping people is bad.
* LesserStar: Too controversial.
* LegalJailBait: To list examples just attracts people looking for it. They can find it on their own.
* LibertyOverProsperity: Oh joy, another political debate.
* LifeWillKillYou: Everybody going to die anyway, so let's just enjoy life instead of fearing it.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Real life children aren't written to be this.
* LivingWithTheVillain: Which good and evil people live with each other and which does not? Too subjective for a topic.
* LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt: Just asking for lewd gushing.
* LoserSonOfLoserDad: Calling people a loser isn't any better than calling them a jerkass or evil.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Too subjective and would attract natter.
* LovePotion: In real life, this is called DateRape, which is also on this index.
* LoverAndBeloved: Natter magnet.
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[[folder:M-P]]
* MadDoctor: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil or to make judgements on whether or not people are sane.
* MagiBabble: FunctionalMagic doesn't exist in RealLife, so this trope can't apply to it.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Not possible in real life, and rather stereotypical.
* MagicalNegro: Same as above.
* MagnificentBastard: Do we really need this for real life? Even though the {{TropeNamer|s}} was real, still...
* MailOrderBride: Too common for there to be all real life examples listed. Also looked like an ad for the practice.
* MalcolmXerox: Straw characters don't exist in real life.
* ManipulativeBastard: Invites rambling on politicians and historical figures.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Lots of subjectivity on which evil people enjoy being rich and sharp-dressed and which does not.
* MarySue: It does not make sense in the slightest for a real person to be a MarySue.
* MatzoFever: Stereotyping isn't cool.
* MayorPain: Too many examples to list and shoehorning them as evil isn't very nice.
* MeatVersusVeggies: Too controversial.
* MeetTheNewBoss: RealLife people aren't written to be replaced with each other. Plus, it is a villain trope.
* MemeticMolester: Shoehorning a person as a molester would have drawn a lot of flames.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: It got ugly.
* TheMillstone: Not nice to call other people useless.
* MoralityChain: Invite endless debate on who is the person that stop another from becoming evil.
* MoralEventHorizon: Too controversial.
* MoralMyopia: Flame magnet.
* MoreDakka: Natter magnet.
* MsRedInk: Stereotyping.
* MutilationInterrogation: We do not want examples of how humans mutilated others throughout history.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Would have lots of MisplacedNationalism.
* {{Narcissist}}: Too subjective.
* {{Narm}}: It's impossible to list real life examples of tragedies being reacted to with laughter and derision in good taste. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* NauseaFuel: We ''really'' don't want that kind of thing on here.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: GodwinsLaw.
* NearVillainVictory: Invites {{Edit War}}s and ConversationInTheMainPage on which RealLife villains nearly won the wars they're in.
* NecessarilyEvil: Evil things cannot be considered for the greater good. Plus, no RealLife people were trying to create a utopia.
* {{Necromantic}}: Villain trope, and there's no bringing people back from the dead in RealLife.
* NeglectfulPrecursors: Complaining gateway.
* {{Nepotism}}: Too ubiquitous.
* NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead: Too depressing.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: There are far too many examples.
* NiceGuy: Too many to list.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Politics, looks like a huge pile of FlameBait just waiting for a grenade to be thrown into it.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Again, we don't want to discuss politics which may only be FlameBait.
* NightmareFuel: Far too many examples to list and the degree of fear varies from person to person. Creepy examples, too.
* NoBisexuals: Not true in real life.
* NobleTopEnforcer: Controversy on which real life evil chancellors can be considered noble.
* NoBloodForPhlebotinum: Despite it happened in real life, it would've attracted a flame war on the site.
* NoJustNoReaction: Extensive PotHole misuse led to only supporting in-universe examples.
* NominalHero: Too controversial. Who is a hero, and who is a hero only in name?
* NoSocialSkills: Some people have trouble socializing with others. We're not here to mock them.
* NostalgiaFilter: Natter and FlameBait magnet.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Evil/villain trope.
* NoTrueScotsman: This is a trope specifically about someone's standard of behavior. As such, having a real life list would attract people bashing others simply because they are not "their" version of a culture.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: One person's RealLife NotSoHarmlessVillain is another's hero who is also not so harmless.
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: Too controversial.
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: Too many examples.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Calling real people stupid, or at least saying they're feigning stupidity.
* OfThePeople: It'd be better not to imply that certain groups are denying other people's humanity by using their own name for their ethnicity.
* OnlySaneMan: Too controversial, gratuitous complaining about personal lives.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: This is an evil trope and this wiki is not the place to decide which real people are evil.
* OutsideContextVillain - Calling real life people villains.
* OutsideJoke: We wouldn't get it and [[DontExplainTheJoke explaining it]] would just downplay the humor.
* OverlordJr: Villain trope.
* PaedoHunt: Too controversial.
* ParentalHypocrisy: This just opens the door for people to start complaining about ''their'' parents.
* PathOfInspiration: TV Tropes is not the place to complain about real life religions.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: TruthInTelevision, but there is high potential of FlameWar on whether or not doing bad things on bad people is OK, to the point of glorification. Plus, shoehorning the victims as evil isn't a good idea either.
* PeaceAndLoveIncorporated: Calling real life organizations this could get us sued.
* PedophilePriest: Too controversial and stereotyping of priests as pedophiles.
* PermanentElectedOfficial: In RealLife this is impossible in democracies unless the official was made a dictator, which is not what this trope is about. "In office for a long time/several terms" does not mean "in office permanently".
* PervertRevengeMode: Too offensive.
* PhonyVeteran: Natter magnet.
* PlantPerson: Fantasy stuff.
* PointlessCivicProject: FlameBait, since one troper's pork-barrel project is another troper's much-needed civic improvement.
* PoliceAreUseless: Because it would only lead to people complaining about police officers not performing their job.
* PoliceBrutality: {{Natter}} magnet. Also, while police brutality is important to document, it's not the purpose of this wiki.
* PoliceState: Too many examples to list.
* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Too controversial.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Too controversial, leads to soapboxing.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Calling a person a "hero" in real life is highly subjective.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Even though this is TruthInTelevision, it is a villain trope. And it also practically invites an EditWar over calling racist people villains.
* PompousPoliticalPundit: Besides being FlameBait like most PoliticsTropes, the trope is expressly about fictional characters.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Stereotyping is bad. Even "good" stereotyping.
* PottyEmergency: TooMuchInformation, and Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs in real life.
* PottyFailure: Too squicky and far too many examples.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Nobody has superpowers so it can't be applied.
* PragmaticVillainy: Same reason as EvenEvilHasStandards, it's too controversial and would be FlameBait and GodwinsLaw.
* PresidentEvil: Not nice to call a real President evil.
* ThePrimaDonna: Too subjective.
* PrinciplesZealot
* POWCamp: Everybody is aware that this [[NaziGermany happened]], but it would attract natter and would be troll bait.
* ProudMerchantRace: We'd prefer to avoid such an overarching stereotype.
* ProudScholarRace: Again, stereotyping.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The unfortunate implications of flanderizing every member of an entire people as only being focused on combat and honor.
* PsychoForHire: Too controversial and there are too many examples to list.
* PsychoLesbian: Highly offensive.
* PsychopathicManchild: This is essentially one of those calling real people evil situations, besides having UnfortunateImplications about people with real mental illness.
* PublicExposure: Too many examples over the course of history, and they could break our rules about lewdness.
* PunchClockVillain: Again, we don't call real people "evil" here.
* PureIsNotGood: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil.
* PuttingOnTheReich: The trope is about using uniform designs as a shorthand for "evil group". Not only is the wiki not for calling real life people evil, but most real life people don't go "hey, let's make it obvious we're evil".
* PyrrhicVictory: Edit war which had the real life section cut.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Q-R]]
* RageQuit: Too common. Besides, lots of people give up on something when they get frustrated.
* RapeAndSwitch: Firstly, the overwhelming scientific evidence that RealLife sexuality doesn't work like that. Secondly, the very [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment sensitive nature of the topic.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Natter magnet and not everyone in real life that has raven hair and ivory skin is beautiful.
* RealityEnsues: Very redundant.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Stereotyping.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil.
* RedHeadedHero: One man's hero is another's villain.
* ReignOfTerror: Despite the TropeNamer, keeping a real life section would be asking for soapboxing and controversy.
* ReligionIsWrong: Insulting religions.
* ReligionOfEvil: It's not nice to call some of the religions evil.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Some reptiles are dangerous animals, yes, but that doesn't make them malicious beings of evil.
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Calling real people TheScrappy, even if you claim that they were only such in the past, is not particularly nice.
* RetiredMonster: Same reason as CompleteMonster, it would be a flame magnet.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: It's a given that revolutions require violence, but real life examples would be too controversial.
* RichBitch: Attracts complaining and natter.
* {{Room 101}}: Talking about torture in RealLife is wrong.
* RightHandCat: Basically calling living real life political and religious figures evil.
* DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER: People can't be DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER in real life and it's complaining.
* RuleAbidingRebel: Far too many examples in real life.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:S]]
* SanityTropes: This wiki isn't the place to diagnose mental illness.
** SanityHasAdvantages
** SanitySlippage
** ShatteredSanity
* SassyBlackWoman: Would have been filled with unfortunate implications. Also another way to stereotype people.
* ScamReligion: Insulting religions.
* ScapegoatCreator: Avoid FlameWar as to whether or not real life has a creator.
* ScaryAmoralReligion: Again, TV Tropes is not the place for insulting religions.
* ScaryBlackMan: Stereotyping isn't cool.
* ScienceIsBad: Insulting science.
* TheScrappy: FlameBait magnet and {{Complaining}}. Also, the article is about hated ''characters'', making its existence in RealLife impossible anyway.
* ScreamingPlaneBaby: We don't need to hear every example of a crying baby on a plane.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Controversial subject matter and natter.
* SelectiveEnforcement: {{Complaining}} about the police and accusations of racism.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Too controversial.
* SensualSlavs: Stereotyping people is bad.
* SexTropes: Too {{NSFW}} for [[TVTropes this website]] and also a sensitive topic.
** AboveTheInfluence: Too controversial.
** AccidentalPornomancer: Ditto.
** AdaptationalSexuality: Controversial.
** AllGaysArePromiscuous: Too controversial and flanderizing gay people isn't cool at all.
** AllMenArePerverts: Too controversial and offensive.
** AllWomenAreDomsAllMenAreSubs: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AllWomenAreLustful: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AllWomenArePrudes: Ditto.
** AmIJustAToyToYou: Too controversial and offensive.
** AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: You can't have ''anatomically impossible'' sex in real life.
** TheArtOfBraRemoval: Unhooking a bra is fairly easy in real life.
** {{Asexuality}}: Too many asexual people to list.
** AutoErotica: It would attract natter and gushing.
** AwfulBritishSexComedy: Would be ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.
** BawdySong: It would bring ConversationInTheMainPage.
** BedTrick: Really?
** BestialityIsDepraved: We'd rather not know.
** BetterThanSex: Too subjective.
** BiggerIsBetterInBed: ''Way'' too much information.
** BikiniBar: Would attract gushing.
** BoldlyComing: Not even possible in real life. [[PlausibleDeniability Probably]].
** BondageIsBad: Also an {{Evil Trope|s}}.
** BowChickaWowWow: Could possibly be a natter magnet.
** BrainsAndBondage: Stereotypes the BDSM community.
** BreakingInOldHabits: The trope is about masturbation, which could attract all sorts of squick.
** BrotherSisterIncest: Very squicky.
** ButIWouldReallyEnjoyIt: Could possibly be misogyny or misandry.
** ButLiquorIsQuicker: Natter and flame bait as it's considered statutory rape in some jurisdictions.
** ButNotTooBi: See directly below.
** ButNotTooGay: Real life people cannot be more or less gay.
** CallingYourOrgasms: UnfortunateImplications.
** CantHaveSexEver: Since this is about magical reasons for not having sex, this is impossible in real life.
** CargoEnvy: Real life examples would end up being fetishy and natter bait.
** CastingCouch: A real life example would be [[FlameWar flame bait]].
** CasualKink: Subjective as to what "casual" means.
** CatholicSchoolGirlsRule: Stereotyping is bad.
** CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Too much information.
** CodeWordCoitus: It would degenerate into listing personal fetishes.
** CoitusEnsues: This is a writing trope.
** CoitusUninterruptus: There is no reason for us to know this.
** CombatSadomasochist: More BDSM stereotyping.
** ComeBackToBedHoney: Too much information.
** ComfortingTheWidow: Too depressing, and not safe for work.
** ComicSutra: Real life does not have subtext.
** ComingAndGoing: It's about foreshadowing.
** CompensatingForSomething: Would lead to baseless accusations.
** ConvenientlyCommonKink: A real life list of this would be too long.
** CovertPervert: It would lead to baseless accusations and flame wars.
** ADateWithRosiePalms: We don't need to list real examples of people masturbating.
** DeathBySex: It's foreshadowing.
** DeliveryStork: No, that is not where babies come from.
** DestructoNookie: Not ''even'' remotely possible in real life.
** DeusSexMachina: It's a trope about a storyline, which does not occur in RealLife.
** DidTheEarthMoveForYouToo: Impossible in real life.
** DidTheyOrDidntThey: Too much information.
** DidYouJustHaveSex: Too personal.
** DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Not possible.
** DirtyMindReading: Also not possible.
** {{Dominatrix}}: More BDSM stereotyping.
** DontComeAKnockin: Really?
** DoubleEntendre: Too much information.
** DoYouWantToCopulate: Squick.
** DressHitsFloor: It's a trope that specifically deals with cinematography, which is not how we see things in real life.
** ElevatorGoingDown: We don't want to know.
** EntitledToHaveYou: Controversial and [[DudeWhereIsMyRespect very easy to offend people with it]].
** EroticAsphyxiation: Do not try this at home!
** EroticDream: Too much information.
** EroticEating: The examples got too explicit.
** EternalSexualFreedom: Patently false.
** EthicalSlut: Contradictory by nature and would lead to natter.
** EuropeansAreKinky: Stereotyping is bad.
** EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Untrue in real life.
** ExoticEquipment: There are no alien species known and this trope does not apply to sex toys.
** ExtremeOmnisexual: It would attract some creepy gushing and natter.
** FaceFullOfAlienWingWong: See above.
** FantasticArousal: See above.
** FetishRetardant: Subjective.
** FreeLoveFuture: The keyword being ''future''.
** FriendsWithBenefits: UnfortunateImplications.
** GagPenis: Too squicky for real life examples.
** GayOption: RealLife is not a DatingSim.
** GeniusBreedingAct: Eugenics is not something we need to talk about here.
** GetARoom: Not family friendly.
** GirlOnGirlIsHot: Subjective.
** GladToBeAliveSex: Not family friendly.
** GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: Calling people good.
** GRatedSex: This really can't happen in real life given that sex ''by defenition'' is not G rated.
** TheGruntingOrgasm: Not family friendly.
** GuyOnGuyIsHot: Same reason as GirlOnGirlIsHot.
** HappyEndingMassage: It would degenerate into a list of these places, which is illegal under general US law.
** HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: Too much information.
** HeadTiltinglyKinky: Not family friendly.
** HemoErotic: Not family friendly.
** HookersAndBlow: Not family friendly.
** HornyDevils: As far as we know, demons don't exist.
** HotCoffeeMinigame: Minigames don't happen in RealLife.
** HotSkittyOnWailordAction: Squick.
** ICallHimMisterHappy: Too much information.
** IdealizedSex: Note the word "idealized".
** IKEAErotica: This is a reaction trope, and since real life does not have an audience, this is physically impossible.
** IKissYourFoot: Could lead to fetishy examples very quickly.
** IllBeInMyBunk: We do not need to know about this.
** TheImmodestOrgasm: We do not want to know about this.
** InnocentInnuendo: See DoubleEntendre above.
** InsatiableNewlyweds: Not family friendly. You just want to make us all jealous, anyway.
** IntercourseWithYou: This is a lyrical trope.
** TheInternetIsForPorn: ThisVeryWiki proves this is untrue.
** InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Real life does not have a viewer.
** InterspeciesRomance: Humanity has not come into contact with any alien species and this trope is not about bestiality.
** IntimatePsychotherapy: Not family friendly.
** IntroductionByHookup: No need to gossip about real life people.
** JailBait: A real life example would come close to breaking the rules of this wiki.
** JailBaitWait: See above.
** JewishAmericanPrincess: Stereotyping is bad.
** JizzedInMyPants: Not family friendly.
** JustLikeMakingLove: Very subjective and fetishy.
** KissingCousins: ''Way'' too many examples to list.
** KissOfTheVampire: Vampires do not exist in real life.
** LanguageOfLove: This would be stereotyping.
** LawOfInverseFertility: We are not here to make fun of infertile people.
** LetsWaitAwhile: Not family friendly.
** LewdLustChasteSex: It's about editing. RealLife sex is not chaste.
** LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: It's a subjective trope.
** LivingAphrodisiac: Not realistic.
** TheLoinsSleepTonight: Too much information.
** ALoveToDismember: There is absolutely no point in listing this.
** {{Lust}}
** LustObject: Not family friendly.
** MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Not family friendly.
** ManIFeelLikeAWoman: This is impossible in real life.
** AManIsAlwaysEager: Not true.
** AManIsNotAVirgin: Arguably misandrist.
** ManOfSteelWomanOfKleenex: Cannot happen in real life.
** MarsNeedsWomen: No aliens are known to exist in RealLife.
** MateOrDie: This is TruthInTelevision for some animals, but not for humans.
** MatingDance: Ditto.
** MatzoFever: Stereotyping.
** MentalAffair: Physically impossible.
** MileHighClub: Too much information.
** MillsAndBoonProse: Real life does not have a narrator.
** TheModestOrgasm: Too much information.
** MrsRobinson: Insulting to older women.
** MustNotDieAVirgin: Not family friendly.
** MyGirlIsNotASlut: Gossip.
** MyGirlIsASlut: See above.
** MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: This can't happen in RealLife.
** ANakedShoulderToCryOn:
** NatureAbhorsAVirgin: Not actually true.
** NatureAdoresAVirgin: This isn't true either.
** NaughtyByNight: Not family friendly.
** NaughtyUnderTheTable: Not family friendly.
** NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Not family friendly.
** NerdsAreVirgins: Offensive to many on this site and inaccurate.
** NextThingTheyKnew: Not family friendly.
** NocturnalEmission: Too common in real life.
** NoHeterosexualSexAllowed: Squick and controversy.
** {{Nosebleed}}: Most people don't consider these attractive.
** NoSexAllowed: Not family friendly.
** NotRightInTheBed: Impossible in real life.
** OhMrGrant: It's a trope about cinematography, which is not how we see the world.
** OneThingLedToAnother: Not family friendly.
** OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace: There are no alien species that we know of.
** OptionalSexualEncounter: We would have to list every sexual encounter that ever happened, which is impossible.
** OrgasmicallyDelicious: Not family friendly.
** OutWithABang: Not family friendly.
** ParentalIncest: Too common to list.
** ParentalSexualitySquick: Squick.
** ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Too much information.
** APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: There is no need for a list of these.
** PhallicWeapon: Listing penis-shaped objects is not something we want here.
** PitySex: This is incredibly unrealistic in RealLife, not to mention arguably misogynist or misandrist.
** PizzaBoySpecialDelivery: Pizza delivery people often receive special training to defy this anyways.
** PlotArmor: It simply doesn't exist in RealLife.
** ThePornomancer: Not possible, and not appropriate.
** PowerIsSexy: This has loads of UnfortunateImplications.
** PowerPerversionPotential: Real people do not have superpowers, besides that, would we want to know?
** PreClimaxClimax: Real life is not a regimented BlackAndWhiteMorality story. Also, not appropriate.
** PrimalScene: Too much information.
** ProfessionalsDoItOnDesks: Not family friendly.
** ProfessionalSexEd: Not family friendly.
** QueerPeopleAreFunny: This would be homophobic if applied to RealLife.
** QuestForSex: Not family friendly.
** RagingStiffie: Too much information.
** RapeAndSwitch: This isn't possible in real life.
** ReadyForLovemaking: Too much information.
** ReallyGetsAround: ThisWiki is not a place to gossip.
** RedemptionEqualsSex: Would be calling real people evil, also UnfortunateImplications.
** RedLightDistrict: They're illegal under US law. A RealLife example would just be a list of these.
** RescueSex: Not family friendly.
** {{Robosexual}}: ''Way'' too much information.
** SafeWord: Not family friendly.
** ScrewYourself: Impossible in real life.
** SelfAbuse: Too much information.
** SexAsRiteOfPassage: It does happen in real life, but this is not the place for such things.
** {{Sexbot}}: Does not exist yet.
** SexByProxy: Impossible in RealLife.
** SexComedy: Too much information.
** SexEqualsLove: Not all types of sex equals love.
** SexFaceTurn: Would be calling real people "evil", not to mention this being full of UnfortunateImplications.
** SexForProduct: Highly offensive.
** SexForServices: Highly offensive.
** SexForSolace: Highly offensive.
** SexGod: As of now, there are no gods scientifically proven to exist.
** {{Sexiled}}: It would be too {{squick}}y for real life examples.
** SexIsCool: This is true so it doesn't need any examples.
** SexIsEvil: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny: Would be calling people who have sex evil.
** SexIsGood: Not family friendly, nor is this trope realistic.
** SexIsInteresting: Subjective and not really something we wish to get into.
** SexIsLiberation: It's not.
** SexIsViolence: See above.
** SexlessMarriage: Not a gossip column.
** SexMontage: This is an editing trope.
** SexSlave: If it's considered a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity crime against humanity]], then we don't want to know.
** SexTourism: Not family friendly.
** SexualExtortion: Not family friendly.
** SexualKarma: Not realistic and NSFW.
** SexyCoatFlashing: Not family friendly.
** SexyDiscretionShot: This is specifically about camerawork, which does not exist in RealLife.
** ShowerOfLove: Not family friendly.
** SingleMomStripper: While this is TruthInTelevision, it would lead to too many examples.
** SleepsWithEveryoneButYou: Would lead to complaining.
** SlutShaming: Really, really offensive.
** SomethingElseAlsoRises: Squick.
** SonOfAWhore: Would lead to baseless accusations and gossip.
** SourPrudes: Same reason as SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.
** SpeedSex: Not family friendly.
** StalkerWithATestTube
** STDImmunity: No one actually has this.
** StrangelyArousing: Already covered by the Fetish Fuel wiki.
** TheTease: We don't need a list of these.
** TechnicalVirgin: Not family friendly.
** TeenyWeenie: We don't need to know.
** TheirFirstTime: Not family friendly.
** ThisAndThat
** AThreesomeIsHot: Subjective.
** ThreeWaySex: Not family friendly.
** TooKinkyToTorture: Not family friendly.
** TrojanGauntlet
** {{Twincest}}: Same reason as BrotherSisterIncest and ParentalIncest above.
** TwinThreesomeFantasy: Not family friendly.
** TwoPersonPoolParty
** ThinkUnsexyThoughts: [[ThinkUnsexyThoughts Precisely.]]
** TheUnfairSex: Too many examples to name, and would attract natter.
** UnfortunateCharacterDesign: RealLife people are not designed.
** VaginaDentata: Does not exist.
** VampiresAreSexGods: Vampires do not exist.
** VillainousIncest: Would be calling people who commits incest villains.
** VirginityFlag
** VirginSacrifice: None need to be made in RealLife.
** VirginTension
** VisualInnuendo: Too much information.
** WallBangHer
** YouNeedToGetLaid
** YouSexyBeast: Subjective.
* SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes, due to being a controversial and sensitive topic:
** AliensMadeThemDoIt: Highly offensive and impossible.
** AllAbusersAreMale: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AllMenAreRapists: Highly offensive and incorrect.
** AnalProbing: Offensive, squicky, and impossible.
** AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Too common to list, offensive, and squicky.
** ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Highly offensive and controversial.
** AttemptedRape: Highly sensitive and personal subject.
** BastardBoyfriend: The trope is about how abuse is portrayed, and real life doesn't have a narrator. A person portraying real life abuse as sexy or romantic would not count as an example, and would be highly offensive anyway.
** BastardGirlfriend: Same reason as Bastard Boyfriend above.
** BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: NSFW.
** BedTrick: Too much information.
** BlackComedyRape: Real life is not a comedy or fiction, and rape is never funny.
** ButLiquorIsQuicker: Too much information.
** ChildByRape: Highly offensive and personal.
** DateRape: Very personal, and very controversial subject. LovePotion is also on the index for the same reason.
** DateRapeAverted: As with AttemptedRape, we don't need to know.
** DefiledForever: Extremely offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal: Offensive, and as far as we know, impossible to verify.
** DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Highly offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Highly offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale: Highly offensive.
** DoubleStandardRapeSciFi: Highly offensive, and inherently impossible.
** DroitDuSeigneur: Highly offensive, and not verified historically.
** DudeShesLikeInAComa: Highly offensive.
** FalseRapeAccusation: ''Way'' too controversial for RealLife examples.
** GratuitousRape: Too controversial.
** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Way too creepy.
** MaritalRapeLicense: Too controversial.
** MedicalRapeAndImpregnate: ''Extremely'' offensive, controversial, and {{squick}}y.
** MindRape: Not even possible in real life.
** MurderersAreRapists: Way too controversial.
** NearRapeExperience: Highly offensive.
** NetorareGenre: Highly offensive, and by definition confined to fiction.
** NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Extremely offensive.
** PostRapeTaunt: Highly offensive and too personal.
** PrisonRape: Too much information.
** RapeAndRevenge: Highly offensive.
** RapeAndSwitch: Extremely offensive and very discredited.
** RapeAsBackstory: Too common, too personal, and none of our business.
** RapeByProxy: Highly offensive.
** RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Highly offensive and controversial.
** RapeLeadsToInsanity: Way too personal.
** RapePillageAndBurn: villain trope.
** RapePortrayedAsRedemption: Highly offensive.
** RomanticizedAbuse: Same reason as Bastard Boyfriend above.
** ScarpiaUltimatum: Villain trope.
** TheWomenAreSafeWithUs: Really?
** YouWouldMakeAGreatModel: Highly offensive as well as illegal.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Bait for complaining about personal lives.
* ShiksaGoddess: Listing cross-religious couples implies they're only lovers because of his sexual fetish, which is simply degrading (and latently anti-semitic).
* SinisterMinister: Too controversial and not nice to call ministers evil.
* SissyVillain: Men with feminine traits ain't scripted to be villains.
* SleazyPolitician: Too controversial. It would also be a way to insult politics.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Flamebait.
* SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat: Invites {{Flame War}}s and ConversationInTheMainPage on which evil people can be labelled by which villain threat.
* SlippingAMickey: Frequently combines with rape; rape tropes don't get real life examples.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Used only for insulting people.
* SmugSnake: Natter magnet and it was used to insult people. It would also be another way of call someone a jerkass.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: One woman living in a place is not possible in real life.
* SociopathicHero: It would lead to people calling sociopathy good, which is subjective.
* SoldiersAtTheRear: Too controversial.
* SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness: Useless in real life, and besides everyone would be 4's anyway
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: Too controversial.
* SpicyLatina: Stereotyping is bad.
* StagedPopulistUprising: Too political.
* StarfishLanguage: Every language is alien if you look at it from far enough away, as [[UsefulNotes.GrammarInForeignLanguages our Useful Notes page on this topic]] points out.
* TheStarscream: Betrayal does happen in real life, but because of the nature of this trope, it would be calling someone evil.
* StepThreeProfit: This is a meme and serves no purpose as a real life trope.
* StopWorshippingMe: We don't want to call other people's religions false.
* StraightEdgeEvil: GodwinsLaw on which evil people say no to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy habits.
* StraightGay: Attracts examples that don't fit the trope or are meaningless. Also, people are too complex to fit in any stereotype.
* StrangeGirl: Subjective call about RealLife people, and the trope requires the character to be a protagonist, which doesn't exist in RL.
* StrawCharacter: RealLife people aren't written to be Straw Characters.
** StrawCritic: Would only lead to people complaining about people like this.
** StrawFeminist: Would only lead to people complaining about feminists.
** StrawHypocrite: Complaining, again about hypocrites.
** StrawmanHasAPoint: Real life people aren't like this. It'd also carry a lot of complaining about the strawman.
** StrawMisogynist: Complaining magnet!!
** StrawNihilist: Complaining.
* StupidCrooks: Because there're so many of them it would take an entire website to list them all (and because those websites already exist).
* SuffersNewbiesPoorly: Natter magnet.
%% Don't remove this from here: it isn't an ExampleSectionectomy, as explained in the TRS thread
* SuperWeight: Most of this is impossible in real life anyway.
* SympatheticMurderer: This is not a place for glorifying murder.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Endless debate on which bad person can be sympathized with and which is not. Also, calling people devils is a way to say that they are evil.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T-Z]]
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: Too easy to abuse.
* TalkingPoo: ''Cannot happen in real life.''
* TearJerker: This page encourages editors to post about anything that saddens them. It therefore functions much like a TroperTales page.
* TeensAreMonsters: It can happen, but real life examples could hurt some people's sensibility. Also, another way of calling teenagers evil.
* TemporarilyAVillain: To have real life examples of this would be an implicit form of calling real people evil, albeit only temporarily; not to mention the question of when exactly they were evil or when they were good.
* TheCanKickedHim
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Too depressing for a topic and also subjective. It practically invokes lots of FlameBait over who gets treated as evil by society and let themselves be evil.
* TheoryTunnelvision: Too controversial.
* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Not even remotely possible in real life.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: FlameBait over which evil people look like civilians and which does not.
* ThugDojo: We don't want to give any such school publicity, or smear a decent dojo by accident.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Again with the calling real people evil.
* TokenGoodTeammate: This would imply most if not all of the other people in this person's group evil.
* TooDumbToLive: Already cataloged by the ''DarwinAwards'' and ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou''. This trope is also basically a bait for complaining about people who died in RealLife.
* TookALevelInJerkass: It would be too controversial to say that a nice person is turned into a jerkass, since RealLife isn't scripted.
* TomTheDarkLord: The wiki doesn't call people villains.
* TopHeavyGuy: This is physically impossible in real life.
%% Don't remove this one...it is not possible for men to have tiny legs supporting their muscular upper bodies.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: Too controversial.
* TradeYourPassionForGlory: Can just be accusing someone of "selling out".
* TransparentCloset: TV Tropes is not a gossip column.
* {{Trigger}}: We should not mock those who suffer PTSD.
* {{Troll}}: ''Far'' too many examples.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Tropes and cliches apply to fiction; you can't exactly tropify real life, let alone "lampshade" such concepts.
* TrophyWife: Highly contentious and subjective.
* TroubleFromThePast: We're already paying for what we did 100 years ago...
* {{Tsundere}}: Again, not good to call someone mean just because of this trope. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Highly subjective.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: See above.
* UnderdogsNeverLose: A narrative trope, so it doesn't really apply to real life. It is supposed to document a way in which fiction differs from reality.
* TheUnfairSex: Gender War ahoy!
* UnholyMatrimony: Real life lovers ain't scripted to be evil.
* UniqueItems: Almost everything in RealLife is intended to be one, so as to avoid confusion.
* UnplannedCrossdressing: It's impossible to determine if the crossdressing was truly accidental or a stunt.
* UnproblematicProstitution: UnfortunateImplications.
* UnprovokedPervertPayback: No reason to list this.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: It would invites an EditWar over whose utopia is good or bad.
* UnwantedFalseFaith: We don't want to call other people's religions false.
* UriahGambit: Would attract conspiracy theories that go nowhere.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: High potential of FlameBait over who used to be nice when they're young and who's not.
* VillainousBreakdown: Practically invites {{Edit War}}s and {{Natter}} over which evil people always have their breakdowns.
* VillainousBSOD: Which people who do bad things feel guilty about what they did and which does not? Too controversial and also a villain trope.
* VillainousCrush: The villain thing again.
* VillainousGlutton: We don't need to know about overeating villains. Plus, it's another way of calling someone evil.
* VillainsOutShopping: The topic about evil people who went out shopping in RealLife is just too subjective.
* VillainTeamUp: Villain, once again.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It would just be about calling popular figures villains. Not to mention it implies that the opponent is a hero.
* VindicatedByHistory: Natter and flame magnet.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Ethnic stereotype.
* VisionaryVillain: Villain, once again.
* DarthWiki/WallBanger: Would be nothing but complaining and a flame target. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* WarIsHell: Practically invites {{Flame War}}s and {{Natter}} over controversial wars.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Would attract soapboxing, provincialism and self-indulgence.
* WeirdnessMagnet: The trope is about supernatural weirdness.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Who is really "extreme" and who is not? Who really has good intentions, and who do not? Too YMMV, and also too controversial.
* WesternTerrorists: ''Way'' too controversial.
* WeWillHaveEuthanasiaInTheFuture: Controversial, and speculative by nature.
* WhamEpisode: RealLife isn't scripted. The Real Life subpage is a member of the PermanentRedLinkClub.
* WhamLine: Same reason as the above.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: It would be full of {{complaining}} and also FlameBait.
* WhatTheHellHero: The wiki isn't for making morality judgements of real people.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: The definition is "white hair as a mark of magical ability, spiritual powers, non-human background, or at the very least exceptional wisdom". As such, any real life examples are misuse (or controversial, if they're claiming the fourth meaning).
* WhoShotJFK: It was Lee Harvey Oswald. We don't need conspiracy theories on the wiki outside of the WMG pages.
* WickedCultured: Potential FlameBait and we do not call real life people evil.
* WickedStepmother: Calling people evil/wicked.
* WindmillPolitical: Way too controversial.
** WindmillCrusader: Same as above.
* TheWoobie: Natter magnet, objectification of real people, and Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs since anyone can be one.
* TheWorfEffect: It's not nice to mock anyone when they're down, even if they are big and powerful.
* WorthIt: See WasItReallyWorthIt
* WouldHurtAChild: Having a list of real life sick freaks who hurt children isn't necessary, plus it's too horrible and depressing.
* {{Yandere}}: Isn't it too creepy to have a list of people who are or were obsessed with someone to the point of insanity, brutality, violence and/or murder? Also too controversial.
* YellowPeril: Villain trope, as well as stereotyping Asians.
* YouMustBeThisTallToRide: It's TruthInTelevision.
* YoureNotMyType: Too much information.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: We don't need political/ideological debates or justifications.
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* BeingEvilSucks: Calling real life people evil.
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For many tropes, having RealLife examples can be fun and sometimes even informative. However, ''this'' particular trope should not have any examples from RealLife. Note that a work portraying real life is still a work—such examples are about how the work portrays real life, not about real life itself. What happened in a certain conflict according to a certain movie or book is usually ''far'' less [[AmbiguousSituation ambiguous]] than what ''really'' happened in that same conflict.

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For many tropes, having RealLife examples can be fun and sometimes even informative. However, ''this'' particular trope should not have any examples from RealLife. Note that a work portraying real life is still a work—such examples are about how the work portrays real life, not about real life itself. What happened in a certain conflict according to a certain movie or book is usually ''far'' less [[AmbiguousSituation ambiguous]] {{ambiguous|Situation}} than what ''really'' happened in that same conflict.


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* TheChewToy: Objectifies the person, like with related tropes ButtMonkey and TheWoobie.
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* {{Adorkable}} - It's mostly listing editors' {{Celeb Crush}}es and projecting their ideas about famous people. Not relevant to this wiki's mission.


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* EveryoneHasStandards - In real life this is PeopleSitOnChairs, and the Real Life section was being used as a thinly veiled place to house examples of EvenEvilHasStandards, which is also NRLEP.
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* AmbulanceChaser: The term is an insult as used in real life, and the RL section is plagued by {{Natter}}.


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* PuttingOnTheReich: The trope is about using uniform designs as a shorthand for "evil group". Not only is the wiki not for calling real life people evil, but most real life people don't go "hey, let's make it obvious we're evil".
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* NeoconNewscaster: Besides being FlameBait like most PoliticsTropes, the trope is expressly about fictional characters.


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* PompousPoliticalPundit: Besides being FlameBait like most PoliticsTropes, the trope is expressly about fictional characters.
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* OverlordJr: Villain trope.
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** IntroductionByHookup: TMI

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** IntroductionByHookup: TMINo need to gossip about real life people.
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* NoBisexuals: Not true in real life.


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** IntroductionByHookup: TMI
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* HotGuysAreBastards: Hotness trope.
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