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24th Jun '15 10:34:00 PM Pastykake
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Let's say there's a trope for 'Juggling'. You realize that "Scarf Juggling" and "Knife Juggling" are pretty common as well, to the point where you can think of half a dozen examples for both. Those would be Subtropes, whereas 'Juggling' in general is their SuperTrope. In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genus–differentia_definition logic terms]], "Juggling" is the genus and the different kinds of juggling are the differentia; they share the same common theme in their definition, but they each have additional features that distinguish one from another.

What makes a subtrope can vary. Perhaps the most common way is that several examples of a trope have a common element not seen in the other examples. That makes them distinct from the larger trope while still being included. Or, as mentioned above, a trope can have several possible variations built in, and once examples of any of those variations are common enough, they form a subtrope. These subtropes can be listed instead of the supertrope, since the subtrope implies the presence of the supertrope.

Heck, some tropes can be subtropes of more than one supertrope. This can be a shared aspect of them or actually [[XMeetsY combining the two tropes]].

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Let's say there's a trope for 'Juggling'."Juggling". You realize that "Scarf Juggling" and "Knife Juggling" are pretty common as well, to the point where you can think of half a dozen examples for both. Those would be Subtropes, Sub-Tropes, whereas 'Juggling' "Juggling" in general is their SuperTrope. In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genus–differentia_definition logic terms]], "Juggling" is the genus and the different kinds of juggling are the differentia; they share the same common theme in their definition, but they each have additional features that distinguish one from another.

What makes a subtrope sub-trope can vary. Perhaps the most common way is that several examples of a trope have a common element not seen in the other examples. That makes them distinct from the larger trope while still being included. Or, as mentioned above, a trope can have several possible variations built in, and once examples of any of those variations are common enough, they form a subtrope. sub-trope. These subtropes sub-tropes can be listed instead of the supertrope, since super trope, seeing as the subtrope sub-trope implies the presence of the supertrope.

super trope.

Heck, some tropes can be subtropes sub-tropes of more than one supertrope.super trope. This can be a shared aspect of them or actually [[XMeetsY combining the two tropes]].
24th Jun '15 10:29:56 PM Pastykake
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Let's say there was a trope for 'Juggling'. You realize that "Scarf Juggling" and "Knife Juggling" are pretty common as well, to the point where you can think of half a dozen examples for both. Those would be {{Sub Trope}}s, while 'Juggling' in general is their SuperTrope. In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genus–differentia_definition logic terms]], "Juggling" is the genus, while the different kinds of juggling are the differentia; they share the same common theme in their definition, but they each have additional features that distinguish one from another.

What makes a sub trope can vary. Perhaps the most common way is that several examples of a trope have a common element not seen in the other examples. That makes them distinct from the larger trope, while still being included. Or, as mentioned above, a trope can have several possible variations built in, and once examples of any of those variations are common enough, they form a sub trope. These subtropes can be listed instead of the supertrope, since the subtrope implies the presence of the supertrope.

Heck, some tropes can be sub tropes of more than one super trope. This can be a shared aspect of them or actually [[XMeetsY combining the two tropes]].

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Let's say there was there's a trope for 'Juggling'. You realize that "Scarf Juggling" and "Knife Juggling" are pretty common as well, to the point where you can think of half a dozen examples for both. Those would be {{Sub Trope}}s, while Subtropes, whereas 'Juggling' in general is their SuperTrope. In [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genus–differentia_definition logic terms]], "Juggling" is the genus, while genus and the different kinds of juggling are the differentia; they share the same common theme in their definition, but they each have additional features that distinguish one from another.

What makes a sub trope subtrope can vary. Perhaps the most common way is that several examples of a trope have a common element not seen in the other examples. That makes them distinct from the larger trope, trope while still being included. Or, as mentioned above, a trope can have several possible variations built in, and once examples of any of those variations are common enough, they form a sub trope.subtrope. These subtropes can be listed instead of the supertrope, since the subtrope implies the presence of the supertrope.

Heck, some tropes can be sub tropes subtropes of more than one super trope.supertrope. This can be a shared aspect of them or actually [[XMeetsY combining the two tropes]].



!!Notable Sub Tropes

* ChemicalMessiah is a sub trope of TerminallyDependentSociety.
* HeroBall and VillainBall are sub tropes of IdiotBall, just applying to actions typical of those characters.

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!!Notable Sub Tropes

Sub-Tropes

* ChemicalMessiah is a sub trope subtrope of TerminallyDependentSociety.
* HeroBall and VillainBall are sub tropes subtropes of IdiotBall, just applying to actions typical of those characters.



* DeusExMachina is a sub trope of AssPull, where the pull is used to resolve the conflict.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes is like a ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, but almost strictly done in drawn media, because that kind outfit can barely even be worn at all in real life.
* FanHater is a sub trope of {{Hatedom}}, in that they hate both the work and the fans of that work. If they hate just the work, it's the latter trope.

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* DeusExMachina is a sub trope subtrope of AssPull, where the pull is used to resolve the conflict.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes is like a an ImpracticallyFancyOutfit, but almost strictly done in drawn media, because that kind of outfit can barely even be worn at all in real life.
* FanHater is a sub trope subtrope of {{Hatedom}}, in that they hate both the work and the fans of that work. If they hate just the work, it's the latter trope.



* HeroicResolve is a sub trope of both HeroicSpirit and UnstoppableRage.

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* HeroicResolve is a sub trope subtrope of both HeroicSpirit and UnstoppableRage.



* BigBulkyBomb is StuffBlowingUp, but that the explosive device be really big (regardless of the actual explosion).
* CanisMajor and MegaNeko are BiggerIsBetter applied to canines and felines respectively.

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* BigBulkyBomb is StuffBlowingUp, but that StuffBlowingUp when the explosive device be is really big (regardless of the actual explosion).
* CanisMajor and MegaNeko are BiggerIsBetter applied to canines and felines felines, respectively.
2nd May '15 3:46:23 PM crazysamaritan
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What makes a sub trope can vary. Perhaps the most common way is that several examples of a trope have a common element not seen in the other examples. That makes them distinct from the larger trope, while still being included. Or, as mentioned above, a trope can have several possible variations built in, and once examples of any of those variations are common enough, they form a sub trope.

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What makes a sub trope can vary. Perhaps the most common way is that several examples of a trope have a common element not seen in the other examples. That makes them distinct from the larger trope, while still being included. Or, as mentioned above, a trope can have several possible variations built in, and once examples of any of those variations are common enough, they form a sub trope.
trope. These subtropes can be listed instead of the supertrope, since the subtrope implies the presence of the supertrope.
25th Feb '14 7:47:41 PM Aiguille
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* AliceAllusion is a basically a ShoutOut to AliceInWonderland

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* AliceAllusion is a basically a ShoutOut to AliceInWonderland
''Literature/AliceInWonderland''
30th Oct '13 11:23:14 AM pgj1997
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* AliceAllusion is a basically a ShoutOut to AliceInWonderland
25th Oct '13 12:03:41 PM JIKTV
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* HypnotizeThePrincess is literally the DistressedDamsel being {{Hypnotize}}d.

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* HypnotizeThePrincess is literally the DistressedDamsel being {{Hypnotize}}d.[[{{Brainwashed}} Hypnotized]].
27th Aug '13 12:04:46 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:With {{pegas|us}}i red and {{unicorn}}s blue,\\
They're all {{cool horse}}s - purple [[WingedUnicorn alicorns]] too!]]
27th Aug '13 6:08:29 AM Willbyr
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21st Jul '13 6:13:37 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Compare / Contrast TheSameButMoreSpecific (when a distinction is not enough to make a separate trope).

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Compare / Contrast TheSameButMoreSpecific Compare/Contrast Administrivia/TheSameButMoreSpecific (when a distinction is not enough to make a separate trope).
18th Jul '13 3:48:05 PM DragonQuestZ
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Compare / Contrast TheSameButMoreSpecific (when a distinction is not enough to make a separate trope).
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