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20th Mar '17 12:33:33 PM Evilkritter
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Usually, the {{Trope Namer|s}} for a trope provides the [[TropeCodifier one codifying example]] to define them all. Sometimes, however, a trope is named after something that isn't itself a good example of the trope -- or isn't an instance of the trope at all. Sometimes the quote sounds nice but it in the wrong context. Oftentimes the trope is a variation on ''another'' trope and receives a name based on it.

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Usually, the {{Trope Namer|s}} for a trope provides the [[TropeCodifier one codifying example]] to define them all. Sometimes, however, a trope is named after something that isn't itself a good example of the trope -- or isn't an instance of the trope at all. Sometimes the quote sounds nice but it is in the wrong context. Oftentimes the trope is a variation on ''another'' trope and receives a name based on it.
3rd Mar '17 9:19:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* MagnificentBastard -- Rommel was fighting for the Axis, but he doesn't really fit the trope.

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* MagnificentBastard -- Rommel was fighting for the Axis, but he doesn't really fit the trope. He was a WorthyOpponent to the Allied Generals he faced, a FatherToHisMen, and a member of the Wehrmacht who [[MyCountryRightOrWrong didn't believe all that much in the whole Nazi ideology]]. His efforts in North Africa and Normandy ultimately only really stalled the Allied advance, and he wasn't devious enough to survive the constant scheming among the Nazi elites. When he was implicated in the July Plot he was forced to commit suicide to save face, so at least he was able to FaceDeathWithDignity.
26th Feb '17 10:39:10 PM mystery_kcad
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero -- While the game itself contains many examples of this in the form of StupidityIsTheOnlyOption, when GLaDOS actually utters this line in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', it's right after destroying one of her vital parts in the final boss battle.
15th Feb '17 4:35:29 PM ANTMuddle
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* AnAxeToGrind -- The phrase means to have a strong opinion, not an actual axe.

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* AnAxeToGrind -- The phrase means to have a strong opinion, or perhaps a grudge, not an actual axe.
29th Jan '17 7:52:12 PM Karxrida
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* LongPants -- Whether or not WebAnimation/HomestarRunner actually wears pants is inconsistent due to RuleOfFunny, but he otherwise qualifies.

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* LongPants -- Whether or not WebAnimation/HomestarRunner actually wears pants is inconsistent due to RuleOfFunny, but he his character design otherwise qualifies.
29th Jan '17 7:48:54 PM Karxrida
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* LongPants -- Whether or not WebAnimation/HomestarRunner actually wears pants is inconsistent due to RuleOfFunny, but he otherwise qualifies.
26th Jan '17 9:25:59 PM Karxrida
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* YourHeadASplode -- The PlayerCharacter who blew up in [[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail Strong Bad's]] hypothetical video game had his entire body explode, not just his head.
19th Jan '17 6:53:43 PM Karxrida
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* AuthorityInNameOnly -- Originally "The King of Town". Said character from Website/HomestarRunner does indeed have legal authority, it's just that he doesn't really capitalize on it.

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* AuthorityInNameOnly -- Originally "The King of Town". Said character It's established on multiple occasions that The King of Town from Website/HomestarRunner ''Website/HomestarRunner'' does indeed have legal authority, it's just that he doesn't really capitalize on it.authority.
15th Jan '17 7:37:07 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt -- The trope-naming line in ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' is just something that Sheriff Bart says to rile up some Klansmen so that he can lure them into an ambush, but the film ''does'' have an example of the trope with Bart's fling with Lili Von Shtupp. Still, even that part subverts it: Lili is just a professional seductress who gets ''hired'' to woo Bart, only to end up genuinely falling for him; by the time she does, Bart proves himself immune to her charms and leaves her.
14th Jan '17 1:07:42 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* {{Scandalgate}} -- "Watergate" was just the name of the hotel where the famous US political scandal mainly took place. While it inspired the use of the "-gate" suffix in almost all future political and media scandals, the Watergate scandal itself did not follow this convention and, thus, is not an example of the trope.

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* {{Scandalgate}} -- "Watergate" was just the name of the hotel where the famous US U.S. political scandal mainly took place. While it inspired the use of the "-gate" suffix in almost all future political and media scandals, the Watergate scandal itself did not follow this convention and, thus, is not an example of the trope.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules -- The TropeNamer was a {{Spoonerism}} by Kaiba in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''; he was trying to say "[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw the rules, I have money!]]"

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules -- The TropeNamer was a {{Spoonerism}} by Kaiba in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''; he was trying to say "[[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw the rules, I have money!]]""ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney"


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* UnderTheSea: The name is taken from the famous song in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. The trope refers to underwater video game levels.
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