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Poptropica is a [[BribingYourWayToVictory 'free']] online game aimed at children. You start by customizing a character with a randomized name and then hop into a blimp, where a map appears. There are currently (as of January '12) 23 islands you can explore, and more keep being developed and added. You will need to accomplish a quest on each island, ranging from finding villagers' lost possessions, rescuing space princesses, jumping through time and space to fix a BadFuture or defeating pirates on the high sea.

Every time you finish a quest you get a medallion and 100 credits to spend at the Poptropica store, where you can buy costumes and whatnot for your character. If you want more credits youíll need to buy them with some real cash, luckily none of the stuff you can buy at the store is necessary for defeating the game. You can also (with your real money, of course) buy a membership, which will give temporary access to all the stuff in the store along with early access to islands that arenít out yet.

If you like the game you can save your character and choose a username and password so you can come back to it later. You can also choose to start with a new character every single time you visit the website, along with resetting any progress youíve made on your quests. Up to you. [[http://www.poptropica.com Check it out.]]

Now has a [[Characters/{{Poptropica}} character sheet]] in development.
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!The current islands available are:
* Early Poptropica Island
* Shark Tooth Island
* Time Tangled Island
* 24 Carrot Island
* Super Power Island
* Spy Island
* Nabooti Island
* Big Nate Island
* Astro-Knights Island
* Counterfeit Island
* Reality TV Island
* Mythology Island
* Skullduggery Island
* Steamworks Island
* Great Pumpkin Island
* Cryptids Island
* Wild West Island
* Wimpy Wonderland
* Red Dragon Island
* Shrink Ray Island
* Mystery Train Island
* Game Show Island
* Ghost Story Island
* SOS Island
* Vampire's Curse Island
* Twisted Thicket Island
* Poptropolis Games Island
* Wimpy Boardwalk
* Lunar Colony Island
* Super Villain Island
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
* Zomberry Island
* Night Watch Island
* Back Lot Island

!Examples:
* ActionGirl: If you play as a girl, then you're this.
* [[AllGirlsLikePonies All Players Like Ponies]]: On Wild West Island, one of the first things you do is get yourself a horse.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: There's a vendor in early Poptropica that sells skin pigments. Also in 24 Carrot Island, you can get a drink that changes your [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]].
* AndIMustScream: When you beat [[spoiler:Mordred]] and [[spoiler:take the gem from him]], he is [[spoiler:trapped in the realm he created forever with no way out.]]
** Dr. [[MeaningfulName Jup]][[GeniusBonus iter]] ([[spoiler: better known as Zeus]]) of Super Villain Island retrieves him somehow, though
* ArtShift: For {{Big Nate}} Island, the art changes to the Big Nate art style. The same thing happens when you go to the {{Peanuts}}-themed Great Pumpkin Island and Wimpy Wonderland Island.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler:Dr. Hare's giant rabbot on 24 Carrot Island]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Many mechanics, the Grappling Hook Bowtie from Spy Island probably being the best example.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: If you're ''lucky,'' the name you get when you register can be this, such as "Golden Dragon".
** In the event you aren't lucky, just hit the 'random' button.
* BadassDamsel: The princess on Astro Knights Island. [[spoiler:At the end, when you defeat Mordred and the Orb drops out, he comes out to claim it, but the princess, now free, jumps down and punches him. The punch is enough to knock him out and give you two the chance to escape with the Orb.]]
* BadFuture: A possible future on Time Tangled Island.
* BagOfSpilling: Items and skills you earn from specific islands don't carry over to the other islands. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that not implementing this rule would make entire sections of quests skippable.
* BigBad: Different ones on different islands. Examples include [[spoiler:Zeus on Mythology Island, Mordred on Astro-Knights Island, Dr. Hare on 24 Carrot Island, Director D on Spy Island, Captain Crawfish on Skullduggery Island, Gretchen Grimlock on Cryptids Island, Count Bram on Vampire's Curse, El Mustachio Grande on Wild West Island, and Black Widow on Counterfeit Island.]]
** And with Super Villain Island [[spoiler: Zeus is Big Bad of TWO islands.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Ned Noodlehead]] on Super Power Island.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: On Cryptids Island.
* BilingualBonus: The signs in Red Dragon are all in Japanese, and Counterfeit uses French; one sign even [[spoiler:reveals the island's villain, even though it's spelled wrong. "Noire," not "Niore."]]
* BlackAndNerdy: C.J. on Shrink Ray Island.
* BrainyBrunette: The Astro-Knights princess.
* TheCakeIsALie: [[spoiler:On Mythology Island, after you give the five MacGuffin[=s=] to Zeus, he declares that he has everything he needs to rule all of Poptropica, instead of granting you the immortality he promised you earlier.]]
** [[spoiler: He repeats this on Super Villain Island.]]
* CatsHateWater: On 24 Carrot Island, you get Charlie's pet cat, Whiskers, out of the bathtub by turning the tap on.
* ChainOfDeals: As with many other games, trading various items to [=NPCs=] is an instrumental part of the game.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: You can change your clothing by looking at other people and copying it onto your skin, basically.
* CharacterCustomization: You can change your character's basic appearance at the beginning, you can use a customization device to take clothes/hair/etc. from other characters and players, and on 24 Carrot Island, a smoothie maker mixes colors and when drunk, will change your hair color, to a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair variety of odd colors]].
* ChekhovsGun: Everything you find, whether you find it randomly or it's given to you by an NPC. '''''Everything.'''''
** ChekhovsArmoury
* ChildHater: Everyone at Leisure Towers except for Greg's grandpa on Wimpy Wonderland Island, as your avatar finds out first-hand.
* {{Chupacabra}}: On Cryptids Island.
* ContinuityNod: In one part of Counterfeit Island, you go back to Early Poptropica.
** Big Zeke from Nabooti likes movies from 24 Carrot Island.
** A character from Time Tangled Island goes on vacation to Shark Tooth Island.
** Characters from the Spy, 24 Carrot, Counterfeit, and Super Power Islands appear on the reality TV show.
** Super Villain Island involves entering the dreams of the Big Bads from four previous islands. Other defeated enemies can be seen in the jail's cells. [[spoiler: And Zeus is the BigBad of Super Villain.]]
* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: [[YouBastard Destroying Little Billy's snowman while following Manny on Wimpy Wonderland Island.]]
* DamselInDistress: The Astro-Knights Island princess. [[spoiler:Though she makes up for it with a moment of BadassDamsel at the end of the quest.]] .
** Katya, on Vampire's Curse Island.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:The final battle on Mythology Island. You vs. Zeus. Do the math.]]
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Charlie, at the end of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory quest.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:The mysterious man]] on Counterfeit Island
* DrunkOnMilk: Seems to be a common possibility on Poptropica. All the kegs and barrels are labeled Soda, Grape Juice, Root Beer. The crate marked Loch-Pop on Cryptids Island is even called "The Strong Stuff" by your character...
* DracoInLeatherPants: The villains are getting this treatment already, except Zeus.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: So you've arrived on Super Power Island. You get your superhero ID, and proceed to beat the ever-loving shit out of all six villains with a little help from Ned Noodlehead on the last one, and what happens? [[spoiler:Ned Noodlehead gets the island medallion instead of you! However, that isn't the end. See EasyComeEasyGo below.]]
** This gets a Lampshade in Red Dragon Island. When you help trap the Kappa, the UngratefulBastard won't give you anything. Your avatar even says, "Hm, don't I usually get something for doing good deeds?"
* {{Dystopia}}: The BadFuture on Time Tangled Island. This is also what 24 Carrot Island looks like when you first arrive.
* EasyComeEasyGo: [[spoiler:After Ned Noodlehead pulls the BigDamnHeroes moment on Super Power Island, he gets the medallion that you usually get after finishing an island's quest, but he will trade it to you for a hot dog.]]
* {{Egopolis}}: Big Nate Island
* EmpathicEnvironment: When you first arrive in 24 Carrot Island, a town with a failing economy, the sky and hills are depressing shades of brown and tan. The trees have practically no leaves on them, and the water that surrounds the island is ''green.'' [[spoiler:After you finish the island's quest and the carrots stop disappearing, the sky and hills turn blue.]]
* EverybodyHatesHades: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] on Mythology Island
* EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana: Averted. The two samurai guards on Red Dragon Island have naginatas.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: There are real-life Poptropica plushies of various [=NPCs=] out there if you want to buy them.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Booga the shark from Shark Tooth Island.
* EvilAllAlong: A common trope. Examples include [[spoiler:Mordred on Astro-Knights Island, Zeus on Mythology Island, the inspector on Counterfeit Island, and Director D on Spy Island.]]
* {{Expy}}: The reality TV show is an {{Expy}} of Series/{{Survivor}}.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:A mysterious man on Counterfeit Island tells you to sneak into the museum and guard the Scream - but it turns out it was a setup, allowing him to steal the painting and you to be arrested. Then when he, too, is betrayed by [[BigBad Black Widow]], he has a HeelFaceTurn and helps you.]]
* FantasyKitchenSink
* {{Flight}}: On Super Power Island, Betty Jetty has this. You also get it in Early Poptropica when you find a jet pack in the Airplane Graveyard, and on Super Power Island, given by the [[RetiredBadass retired superhero.]]
* FragileSpeedster: Speeding Spike from Super Power Island.
* FunnyAfro: Included with one of the costumes in the store. And it's a ''[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]]'' afro!
* GenderBlenderName: The lady who runs Charlie's Carrot Surplus Co. on 24 Carrot Island...well, guess.
* GlobalAirship: Every player gets the iconic yellow Poptropica blimp at the start of their journey.
* GogglesDoNothing: Dr. Hare.
* GottaCatchEmAll: On Nabooti Island, you have to find the five jewels to put them back in the Nabooti Totem in the museum. [[GuideDangIt Good luck finding them all without help, though.]]
* GuideDangIt: Too many of the island quests fall into this to count.
* HairRaisingHare: Dr. Hare on 24 Carrot Island, although this trope comes from his AnimalMotifs rather than actually being a rabbit.
* HeavySleeper: Once you put the [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks humongous shark]] on Shark Tooth Island to sleep with [[ItMakesSenseInContext a coconut potion stirred with an old bone,]] he never wakes up. ''Never.''
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The mysterious man]] on Counterfeit Island.
* HeroicMime: Averted. You can talk to other players (albeit through pre-recorded questions/responses like "Can you juggle?" and "Do you want to play head-to-head Paint War?"). You also talk to [=NPCs=], and to yourself in some cases (e.g. "I don't think [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]] has much to say").
* INeedtoGoIronMyDog: On Lunar Colony, the original astronaut that was blasting off into space tricks you to go instead of him by saying to hold his helmet and that he "uh, left my wallet in the car".
* InASingleBound: Your character's awesome jumping skills. This skill is very, very useful for getting on top of buildings and such. *wink wink*
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Simultaneously inverted and played straight on Red Dragon Island - [[spoiler:at the climax, the AxCrazy Red Dragon goes on a rampage to destroy the city of Edo. On the other hand, there's the benevolent Cloud Dragon, who's controlled by you to stop the Red Dragon from burning Edo to the ground.]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The Midnight Red Ninja outfit, which is [[AllegedlyFreeGame free for members only.]] On the other hand, there's another ninja outfit in the store, which only costs 75 credits.
** And then on Red Dragon Island, you not only get a ninja outfit, but you get to become a ninja. [[BestLevelEver It's just as awesome as it sounds.]]
* JerkassGods: Played with - on Mythology Island, Zeus is one, while [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Athena, Poseidon and Hades]] most certainly are not.
* TheJerseyDevil: He's on Cryptids Island, and is a major source of NightmareFuel.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: One of the outfits you can buy in the store is an ancient Chinese/Japanese soldier outfit, katana and all. The aforementioned ninja outfit also has one.
* MegaManning: Not with abilities or powers, but with ''clothes'' - you can use the Costumizer to copy an NPC's outfit onto your avatar. It doesn't work for [[NonStandardCharacterDesign the NPCs on Wimpy Wonderland, Great Pumpkin Island or Big Nate Island,]] though.
* MesACrowd: Copy Cat's power on Super Power Island. [[MasterOfIllusion The clones disappear when you touch them, though.]]
* MindControlDevice: The robotic bunny ears ("rabbot ears") that are worn by the people who disappeared from 24 Carrot Island.
* MindOverMatter: Sir Rebral from Super Power Island.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: On Time Tangled Island, you meet your fifty-years-older self twice: once at the beginning when you use the time machine to find out about [[CrapsackWorld the future]], and [[spoiler:when you've finished Time Tangled Island and use the machine again to visit your fifty-years-older self in a much better future.]]
* [[NamesTheSame Name's Almost The Same]]: Ratman, one of the villains from Super Power Island, has a name similar to [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Doug Rattmann.]]
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Finding the white Nabooti jewel requires searching through a pile of other diamonds to determine which is the real one -- the Nabooti jewel is the only one with a rune marking on it.
* NiceHat: Included in too many of the store costumes to list. There's a football helmet, an astronaut helmet, a baseball helmet, a baseball cap, a RobinHood hat, a tiara, various hats shaped like animal heads, and many more.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Kirk Strayer in Backlot Island, although he usually rages.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Astro Knights]].
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Your character can walk off the top of a frigging lighthouse and land without a scratch.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler:The Red Dragon and Cloud Dragon on Red Dragon Island.]]
* {{Pirates}}: Skullduggery Island
* PlotInducedStupidity: No, you can't use the leaf blower against the Whirley Street Kids' snowball barrage on Wimpy Wonderland Island.
* PoliceAreUseless: The ones on Super Power Island.
* PrincessesPreferPink: The princess outfit. Guess where you can buy it.
** Surprisingly averted for the one actual princess on Poptropica, from Astro-Knights Island. She wears a green dress.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: On Mythology Island, Poseidon gives you his trident so you can take down [[DrunkWithPower Zeus.]]
* PunchClockVillain: The Poptropica Villains are this-when they're not being evil, they write blog entries, and seem very friendly in their posts.
* {{Retirony}}: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the police officer on [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zomberry Island.]] He flat out [[GenreSavvy says]], "I'm not going in there. I'm too close to retirement.
* {{Robeast}}: The robotic owl you befriend on Astro-Knights Island.
** Also the robotic mouse you use to bribe the robotic owl to joining you.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: You can get a revolver from the Cowboy or Lawman outfits in the store, and in Wild West Island, you get two awesome revolvers that you can equip on any island.
* SadlyMythtaken: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] on Greek Mythology Island.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: "Out of my way, little lady!" In fact, this trope applies to ALL of the old people at Leisure Towers, save for Greg's grandparents. Watch what happens when you knock on a series of doors:
-->'''Senior #1:''' You must be in the wrong place!
-->'''Senior #2:''' Hey! No kids allowed here!
-->'''Senior #3:''' Go sell your cookies somewhere else!
-->'''Senior #4:''' I'm taking a nap!
-->'''Senior #5:''' Not interested!
-->'''Senior #6:''' Go away!
-->'''Senior #7:''' Take a hike, kid!
** Notably subverted in the bingo game scene. Instead of yelling at you to get out, the lady running the game allows you to play after you obtain a blotter.
* ShoutOut: The entirety of Big Nate Island.
** Nabooti is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure Shout Out.
** The reality TV show is an {{Expy}} of Series/{{Survivor}}.
** On 24 Carrot Island, the movies advertised on the outside of the theater are ''[[NightOfTheLivingDead Night of the Living Carrots]]'' and ''[[ChariotsOfFire Carrots of Fire.]]''
** In the background of the island the kid is stranded on in Shark tooth island, you can see [[CastAway Wilson]]
** The prisoner that escaped from the InspectorJavert is number [[LesMiserables 24601]]
** The ship on SOS Island is named the [[MobyDick Pequod]], though oddly, the captain isn't an {{Expy}} of Ahab.
** The central plot of Super Villain Island probably is one to Inception
* TheSilentBob: On Great Pumpkin Island, Snoopy never says anything, not even in thought bubbles.
* ShownTheirWork: [[DiaryOfAWimpyKid Wimpy Wonderland Island,]]. The creator of Poptropica is the writer of DiaryOfAWimpyKid.
* SoftWater: Your character can fall into water from the highest height imaginable, and yet come out completely unharmed.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "Vince isn't looking, let's make a run for it!"
* SuperSpeed: Speeding Spike's power on Super Power Island.
* SuperStrength: Crusher's power.
* SurpriseCreepy: Can be a source of this, with things like the Jersey Devil on Cryptids Island and [[spoiler:the voice saying "Looking for someone?"]] on Ghost Story island. Although the latter is mainly because Poptropica very rarely has sound or music.
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Hercules.]] He's fine with it, though.
* TimeTravel: The theme of Time Tangled Island.
* UngratefulBastard: Inverted. 99% of the time, helping out an NPC will earn you a crucial item and their thanks. Hell, even ''[[{{Peanuts}} Lu]][[JerkAss cy]]'' will reward you for helping take care of Linus in the pumpkin patch!
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No matter how cool/awesome/ridiculously flashy your costume is (you have the option to dress up as a hamburger, a princess, a ninja, and a pop star if you wish, among other things), the island inhabitants don't take notice of it.
* {{Utopia}}: The good future on Time Tangled Island
* WaterIsBlue: Everywhere (Poseidon's realm on Mythology Island, the sea surrounding Big Nate Island, etc.) The only exception is the aforementioned green water on 24 Carrot Island.
* WeNeedADistraction: On 24 Carrot Island, you do this to give yourself time to deactivate the hypnotized carrot factory workers' [[MindControlDevice rabbot ears.]]
-->'''You:''' Look! A flying buffalo!
-->'''Worker:''' Where?
* YouDirtyRat: There's a really big rat in one of the pipes in the Carrot Cake Factory on 24 Carrot Island.
** Ratman from Super Power Island controls an entire army of giant rats.
* YourHeadAsplode: People's heads usually pop off when they get angry.

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Poptropica is a [[BribingYourWayToVictory 'free']] online game aimed at children. You start by customizing a character with a randomized name and then hop into a blimp, where a map appears. There are currently (as of January '12) 23 islands you can explore, and more keep being developed and added. You will need to accomplish a quest on each island, ranging from finding villagers' lost possessions, rescuing space princesses, jumping through time and space to fix a BadFuture or defeating pirates on the high sea.

Every time you finish a quest you get a medallion and 100 credits to spend at the Poptropica store, where you can buy costumes and whatnot for your character. If you want more credits youíll need to buy them with some real cash, luckily none of the stuff you can buy at the store is necessary for defeating the game. You can also (with your real money, of course) buy a membership, which will give temporary access to all the stuff in the store along with early access to islands that arenít out yet.

If you like the game you can save your character and choose a username and password so you can come back to it later. You can also choose to start with a new character every single time you visit the website, along with resetting any progress youíve made on your quests. Up to you. [[http://www.poptropica.com Check it out.]]

Now has a [[Characters/{{Poptropica}} character sheet]] in development.
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!The current islands available are:
* Early Poptropica Island
* Shark Tooth Island
* Time Tangled Island
* 24 Carrot Island
* Super Power Island
* Spy Island
* Nabooti Island
* Big Nate Island
* Astro-Knights Island
* Counterfeit Island
* Reality TV Island
* Mythology Island
* Skullduggery Island
* Steamworks Island
* Great Pumpkin Island
* Cryptids Island
* Wild West Island
* Wimpy Wonderland
* Red Dragon Island
* Shrink Ray Island
* Mystery Train Island
* Game Show Island
* Ghost Story Island
* SOS Island
* Vampire's Curse Island
* Twisted Thicket Island
* Poptropolis Games Island
* Wimpy Boardwalk
* Lunar Colony Island
* Super Villain Island
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
* Zomberry Island
* Night Watch Island
* Back Lot Island

!Examples:
* ActionGirl: If you play as a girl, then you're this.
* [[AllGirlsLikePonies All Players Like Ponies]]: On Wild West Island, one of the first things you do is get yourself a horse.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: There's a vendor in early Poptropica that sells skin pigments. Also in 24 Carrot Island, you can get a drink that changes your [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair hair color]].
* AndIMustScream: When you beat [[spoiler:Mordred]] and [[spoiler:take the gem from him]], he is [[spoiler:trapped in the realm he created forever with no way out.]]
** Dr. [[MeaningfulName Jup]][[GeniusBonus iter]] ([[spoiler: better known as Zeus]]) of Super Villain Island retrieves him somehow, though
* ArtShift: For {{Big Nate}} Island, the art changes to the Big Nate art style. The same thing happens when you go to the {{Peanuts}}-themed Great Pumpkin Island and Wimpy Wonderland Island.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: [[spoiler:Dr. Hare's giant rabbot on 24 Carrot Island]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: Many mechanics, the Grappling Hook Bowtie from Spy Island probably being the best example.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: If you're ''lucky,'' the name you get when you register can be this, such as "Golden Dragon".
** In the event you aren't lucky, just hit the 'random' button.
* BadassDamsel: The princess on Astro Knights Island. [[spoiler:At the end, when you defeat Mordred and the Orb drops out, he comes out to claim it, but the princess, now free, jumps down and punches him. The punch is enough to knock him out and give you two the chance to escape with the Orb.]]
* BadFuture: A possible future on Time Tangled Island.
* BagOfSpilling: Items and skills you earn from specific islands don't carry over to the other islands. This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that not implementing this rule would make entire sections of quests skippable.
* BigBad: Different ones on different islands. Examples include [[spoiler:Zeus on Mythology Island, Mordred on Astro-Knights Island, Dr. Hare on 24 Carrot Island, Director D on Spy Island, Captain Crawfish on Skullduggery Island, Gretchen Grimlock on Cryptids Island, Count Bram on Vampire's Curse, El Mustachio Grande on Wild West Island, and Black Widow on Counterfeit Island.]]
** And with Super Villain Island [[spoiler: Zeus is Big Bad of TWO islands.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Ned Noodlehead]] on Super Power Island.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: On Cryptids Island.
* BilingualBonus: The signs in Red Dragon are all in Japanese, and Counterfeit uses French; one sign even [[spoiler:reveals the island's villain, even though it's spelled wrong. "Noire," not "Niore."]]
* BlackAndNerdy: C.J. on Shrink Ray Island.
* BrainyBrunette: The Astro-Knights princess.
* TheCakeIsALie: [[spoiler:On Mythology Island, after you give the five MacGuffin[=s=] to Zeus, he declares that he has everything he needs to rule all of Poptropica, instead of granting you the immortality he promised you earlier.]]
** [[spoiler: He repeats this on Super Villain Island.]]
* CatsHateWater: On 24 Carrot Island, you get Charlie's pet cat, Whiskers, out of the bathtub by turning the tap on.
* ChainOfDeals: As with many other games, trading various items to [=NPCs=] is an instrumental part of the game.
* ChangingClothesIsAFreeAction: You can change your clothing by looking at other people and copying it onto your skin, basically.
* CharacterCustomization: You can change your character's basic appearance at the beginning, you can use a customization device to take clothes/hair/etc. from other characters and players, and on 24 Carrot Island, a smoothie maker mixes colors and when drunk, will change your hair color, to a [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair variety of odd colors]].
* ChekhovsGun: Everything you find, whether you find it randomly or it's given to you by an NPC. '''''Everything.'''''
** ChekhovsArmoury
* ChildHater: Everyone at Leisure Towers except for Greg's grandpa on Wimpy Wonderland Island, as your avatar finds out first-hand.
* {{Chupacabra}}: On Cryptids Island.
* ContinuityNod: In one part of Counterfeit Island, you go back to Early Poptropica.
** Big Zeke from Nabooti likes movies from 24 Carrot Island.
** A character from Time Tangled Island goes on vacation to Shark Tooth Island.
** Characters from the Spy, 24 Carrot, Counterfeit, and Super Power Islands appear on the reality TV show.
** Super Villain Island involves entering the dreams of the Big Bads from four previous islands. Other defeated enemies can be seen in the jail's cells. [[spoiler: And Zeus is the BigBad of Super Villain.]]
* CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption: [[YouBastard Destroying Little Billy's snowman while following Manny on Wimpy Wonderland Island.]]
* DamselInDistress: The Astro-Knights Island princess. [[spoiler:Though she makes up for it with a moment of BadassDamsel at the end of the quest.]] .
** Katya, on Vampire's Curse Island.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:The final battle on Mythology Island. You vs. Zeus. Do the math.]]
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Charlie, at the end of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory quest.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:The mysterious man]] on Counterfeit Island
* DrunkOnMilk: Seems to be a common possibility on Poptropica. All the kegs and barrels are labeled Soda, Grape Juice, Root Beer. The crate marked Loch-Pop on Cryptids Island is even called "The Strong Stuff" by your character...
* DracoInLeatherPants: The villains are getting this treatment already, except Zeus.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: So you've arrived on Super Power Island. You get your superhero ID, and proceed to beat the ever-loving shit out of all six villains with a little help from Ned Noodlehead on the last one, and what happens? [[spoiler:Ned Noodlehead gets the island medallion instead of you! However, that isn't the end. See EasyComeEasyGo below.]]
** This gets a Lampshade in Red Dragon Island. When you help trap the Kappa, the UngratefulBastard won't give you anything. Your avatar even says, "Hm, don't I usually get something for doing good deeds?"
* {{Dystopia}}: The BadFuture on Time Tangled Island. This is also what 24 Carrot Island looks like when you first arrive.
* EasyComeEasyGo: [[spoiler:After Ned Noodlehead pulls the BigDamnHeroes moment on Super Power Island, he gets the medallion that you usually get after finishing an island's quest, but he will trade it to you for a hot dog.]]
* {{Egopolis}}: Big Nate Island
* EmpathicEnvironment: When you first arrive in 24 Carrot Island, a town with a failing economy, the sky and hills are depressing shades of brown and tan. The trees have practically no leaves on them, and the water that surrounds the island is ''green.'' [[spoiler:After you finish the island's quest and the carrots stop disappearing, the sky and hills turn blue.]]
* EverybodyHatesHades: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] on Mythology Island
* EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana: Averted. The two samurai guards on Red Dragon Island have naginatas.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: There are real-life Poptropica plushies of various [=NPCs=] out there if you want to buy them.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Booga the shark from Shark Tooth Island.
* EvilAllAlong: A common trope. Examples include [[spoiler:Mordred on Astro-Knights Island, Zeus on Mythology Island, the inspector on Counterfeit Island, and Director D on Spy Island.]]
* {{Expy}}: The reality TV show is an {{Expy}} of Series/{{Survivor}}.
* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler:A mysterious man on Counterfeit Island tells you to sneak into the museum and guard the Scream - but it turns out it was a setup, allowing him to steal the painting and you to be arrested. Then when he, too, is betrayed by [[BigBad Black Widow]], he has a HeelFaceTurn and helps you.]]
* FantasyKitchenSink
* {{Flight}}: On Super Power Island, Betty Jetty has this. You also get it in Early Poptropica when you find a jet pack in the Airplane Graveyard, and on Super Power Island, given by the [[RetiredBadass retired superhero.]]
* FragileSpeedster: Speeding Spike from Super Power Island.
* FunnyAfro: Included with one of the costumes in the store. And it's a ''[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]]'' afro!
* GenderBlenderName: The lady who runs Charlie's Carrot Surplus Co. on 24 Carrot Island...well, guess.
* GlobalAirship: Every player gets the iconic yellow Poptropica blimp at the start of their journey.
* GogglesDoNothing: Dr. Hare.
* GottaCatchEmAll: On Nabooti Island, you have to find the five jewels to put them back in the Nabooti Totem in the museum. [[GuideDangIt Good luck finding them all without help, though.]]
* GuideDangIt: Too many of the island quests fall into this to count.
* HairRaisingHare: Dr. Hare on 24 Carrot Island, although this trope comes from his AnimalMotifs rather than actually being a rabbit.
* HeavySleeper: Once you put the [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks humongous shark]] on Shark Tooth Island to sleep with [[ItMakesSenseInContext a coconut potion stirred with an old bone,]] he never wakes up. ''Never.''
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The mysterious man]] on Counterfeit Island.
* HeroicMime: Averted. You can talk to other players (albeit through pre-recorded questions/responses like "Can you juggle?" and "Do you want to play head-to-head Paint War?"). You also talk to [=NPCs=], and to yourself in some cases (e.g. "I don't think [[{{Peanuts}} Snoopy]] has much to say").
* INeedtoGoIronMyDog: On Lunar Colony, the original astronaut that was blasting off into space tricks you to go instead of him by saying to hold his helmet and that he "uh, left my wallet in the car".
* InASingleBound: Your character's awesome jumping skills. This skill is very, very useful for getting on top of buildings and such. *wink wink*
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: Simultaneously inverted and played straight on Red Dragon Island - [[spoiler:at the climax, the AxCrazy Red Dragon goes on a rampage to destroy the city of Edo. On the other hand, there's the benevolent Cloud Dragon, who's controlled by you to stop the Red Dragon from burning Edo to the ground.]]
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: The Midnight Red Ninja outfit, which is [[AllegedlyFreeGame free for members only.]] On the other hand, there's another ninja outfit in the store, which only costs 75 credits.
** And then on Red Dragon Island, you not only get a ninja outfit, but you get to become a ninja. [[BestLevelEver It's just as awesome as it sounds.]]
* JerkassGods: Played with - on Mythology Island, Zeus is one, while [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Athena, Poseidon and Hades]] most certainly are not.
* TheJerseyDevil: He's on Cryptids Island, and is a major source of NightmareFuel.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: One of the outfits you can buy in the store is an ancient Chinese/Japanese soldier outfit, katana and all. The aforementioned ninja outfit also has one.
* MegaManning: Not with abilities or powers, but with ''clothes'' - you can use the Costumizer to copy an NPC's outfit onto your avatar. It doesn't work for [[NonStandardCharacterDesign the NPCs on Wimpy Wonderland, Great Pumpkin Island or Big Nate Island,]] though.
* MesACrowd: Copy Cat's power on Super Power Island. [[MasterOfIllusion The clones disappear when you touch them, though.]]
* MindControlDevice: The robotic bunny ears ("rabbot ears") that are worn by the people who disappeared from 24 Carrot Island.
* MindOverMatter: Sir Rebral from Super Power Island.
* MyFutureSelfAndMe: On Time Tangled Island, you meet your fifty-years-older self twice: once at the beginning when you use the time machine to find out about [[CrapsackWorld the future]], and [[spoiler:when you've finished Time Tangled Island and use the machine again to visit your fifty-years-older self in a much better future.]]
* [[NamesTheSame Name's Almost The Same]]: Ratman, one of the villains from Super Power Island, has a name similar to [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Doug Rattmann.]]
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Finding the white Nabooti jewel requires searching through a pile of other diamonds to determine which is the real one -- the Nabooti jewel is the only one with a rune marking on it.
* NiceHat: Included in too many of the store costumes to list. There's a football helmet, an astronaut helmet, a baseball helmet, a baseball cap, a RobinHood hat, a tiara, various hats shaped like animal heads, and many more.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Kirk Strayer in Backlot Island, although he usually rages.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Astro Knights]].
* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Your character can walk off the top of a frigging lighthouse and land without a scratch.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler:The Red Dragon and Cloud Dragon on Red Dragon Island.]]
* {{Pirates}}: Skullduggery Island
* PlotInducedStupidity: No, you can't use the leaf blower against the Whirley Street Kids' snowball barrage on Wimpy Wonderland Island.
* PoliceAreUseless: The ones on Super Power Island.
* PrincessesPreferPink: The princess outfit. Guess where you can buy it.
** Surprisingly averted for the one actual princess on Poptropica, from Astro-Knights Island. She wears a green dress.
* ProngsOfPoseidon: On Mythology Island, Poseidon gives you his trident so you can take down [[DrunkWithPower Zeus.]]
* PunchClockVillain: The Poptropica Villains are this-when they're not being evil, they write blog entries, and seem very friendly in their posts.
* {{Retirony}}: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by the police officer on [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zomberry Island.]] He flat out [[GenreSavvy says]], "I'm not going in there. I'm too close to retirement.
* {{Robeast}}: The robotic owl you befriend on Astro-Knights Island.
** Also the robotic mouse you use to bribe the robotic owl to joining you.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: You can get a revolver from the Cowboy or Lawman outfits in the store, and in Wild West Island, you get two awesome revolvers that you can equip on any island.
* SadlyMythtaken: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] on Greek Mythology Island.
* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: "Out of my way, little lady!" In fact, this trope applies to ALL of the old people at Leisure Towers, save for Greg's grandparents. Watch what happens when you knock on a series of doors:
-->'''Senior #1:''' You must be in the wrong place!
-->'''Senior #2:''' Hey! No kids allowed here!
-->'''Senior #3:''' Go sell your cookies somewhere else!
-->'''Senior #4:''' I'm taking a nap!
-->'''Senior #5:''' Not interested!
-->'''Senior #6:''' Go away!
-->'''Senior #7:''' Take a hike, kid!
** Notably subverted in the bingo game scene. Instead of yelling at you to get out, the lady running the game allows you to play after you obtain a blotter.
* ShoutOut: The entirety of Big Nate Island.
** Nabooti is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure Shout Out.
** The reality TV show is an {{Expy}} of Series/{{Survivor}}.
** On 24 Carrot Island, the movies advertised on the outside of the theater are ''[[NightOfTheLivingDead Night of the Living Carrots]]'' and ''[[ChariotsOfFire Carrots of Fire.]]''
** In the background of the island the kid is stranded on in Shark tooth island, you can see [[CastAway Wilson]]
** The prisoner that escaped from the InspectorJavert is number [[LesMiserables 24601]]
** The ship on SOS Island is named the [[MobyDick Pequod]], though oddly, the captain isn't an {{Expy}} of Ahab.
** The central plot of Super Villain Island probably is one to Inception
* TheSilentBob: On Great Pumpkin Island, Snoopy never says anything, not even in thought bubbles.
* ShownTheirWork: [[DiaryOfAWimpyKid Wimpy Wonderland Island,]]. The creator of Poptropica is the writer of DiaryOfAWimpyKid.
* SoftWater: Your character can fall into water from the highest height imaginable, and yet come out completely unharmed.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: "Vince isn't looking, let's make a run for it!"
* SuperSpeed: Speeding Spike's power on Super Power Island.
* SuperStrength: Crusher's power.
* SurpriseCreepy: Can be a source of this, with things like the Jersey Devil on Cryptids Island and [[spoiler:the voice saying "Looking for someone?"]] on Ghost Story island. Although the latter is mainly because Poptropica very rarely has sound or music.
* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler:Hercules.]] He's fine with it, though.
* TimeTravel: The theme of Time Tangled Island.
* UngratefulBastard: Inverted. 99% of the time, helping out an NPC will earn you a crucial item and their thanks. Hell, even ''[[{{Peanuts}} Lu]][[JerkAss cy]]'' will reward you for helping take care of Linus in the pumpkin patch!
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: No matter how cool/awesome/ridiculously flashy your costume is (you have the option to dress up as a hamburger, a princess, a ninja, and a pop star if you wish, among other things), the island inhabitants don't take notice of it.
* {{Utopia}}: The good future on Time Tangled Island
* WaterIsBlue: Everywhere (Poseidon's realm on Mythology Island, the sea surrounding Big Nate Island, etc.) The only exception is the aforementioned green water on 24 Carrot Island.
* WeNeedADistraction: On 24 Carrot Island, you do this to give yourself time to deactivate the hypnotized carrot factory workers' [[MindControlDevice rabbot ears.]]
-->'''You:''' Look! A flying buffalo!
-->'''Worker:''' Where?
* YouDirtyRat: There's a really big rat in one of the pipes in the Carrot Cake Factory on 24 Carrot Island.
** Ratman from Super Power Island controls an entire army of giant rats.
* YourHeadAsplode: People's heads usually pop off when they get angry.
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* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles: Finding the white Nabooti jewel requires searching through a pile of other diamonds to determine which is the real one -- the Nabooti jewel is the only one with a rune marking on it.
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* PunchClockVillain: The Poptropica Villains are this-when they're not being evil, they write blog entries, and seem very friendly in their posts.
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* DracoInLeatherPants: The villains are getting this treatment already, except Zeus.


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* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Kirk Strayer in Backlot Island, although he usually rages.
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: You can get a revolver from the Cowboy or Lawman outfits in the store, and in Wild West Island, you get two awesome revolvers that you can equip on any island.
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* INeedtoGoIronMyDog: On Lunar Colony, the original astronaut that was blasting off into space tricks you to go instead of him by saying to hold his helmet and that he "uh, left my wallet in the car".
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* BigBad: Different ones on different islands. Examples include [[spoiler:Zeus on Mythology Island, Mordred on Astro-Knights Island, Dr. Hare on 24 Carrot Island, Director D on Spy Island, and Black Widow on Counterfeit Island.]]

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* BigBad: Different ones on different islands. Examples include [[spoiler:Zeus on Mythology Island, Mordred on Astro-Knights Island, Dr. Hare on 24 Carrot Island, Director D on Spy Island, Captain Crawfish on Skullduggery Island, Gretchen Grimlock on Cryptids Island, Count Bram on Vampire's Curse, El Mustachio Grande on Wild West Island, and Black Widow on Counterfeit Island.]]
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