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* AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder - ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'' does not contain an example of a couple separating and moving on instead of waiting.
2nd Jan '18 7:53:55 PM Lymantria
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22nd Dec '17 10:10:06 PM randomtroper89
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* ThouShaltNotKill -- A more accurate translation would be "Thou shalt not commit premeditated murder". For example, Literature/TheBible does not condemn soldiers who are JustFollowingOrders, whereas the ThouShaltNotKill trope ''does''.

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* ThouShaltNotKill -- A more accurate translation would be "Thou shalt not commit premeditated murder". For example, Literature/TheBible does not condemn soldiers who are JustFollowingOrders, whereas the ThouShaltNotKill trope ''does''.does.



* 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.

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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'' 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.



* DecapitatedArmy -- Formerly "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead" refers to the BigBad[='=]s armies dispersing when they are killed or defeated. The first time the song is in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' song when the Wicked Witch of the East dies is not an example as the Munchkins are celebrating the death of an oppressor. The second time when the Winkies sing it after the death of the Wicked Witch of the West is a straight example.



* RomanticPlotTumor -- Originally "Creator/GeorgeLucas Love Story", changed because most romance stories in Lucas films are ''not'' poorly written and absorbing most of the film, and his [[Film/AttackOfTheClones famous example]] was just a NeverLiveItDown moment.

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* RomanticPlotTumor -- Originally "Creator/GeorgeLucas Love Story", changed because most romance stories in Lucas films are ''not'' not poorly written and absorbing most of the film, and his [[Film/AttackOfTheClones famous example]] was just a NeverLiveItDown moment.
28th Nov '17 5:56:40 PM Josef5678
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* DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime -- The original song was a [[CreatorProvincialism painfully provincial]] song by Band Aid about the then-contemporary famine in Ethiopia. The trope is about Christmas time not being treated as a big deal by characters

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* DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime -- The original song was a [[CreatorProvincialism painfully provincial]] song by Band Aid about the then-contemporary famine in Ethiopia. The trope is about Christmas time not being treated as a big deal by characterscharacters.



* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand -- The Trope Namer is a spiritual children's song called ''He's Got the Whole World in His Hands'', referring to {{God}}. The trope is about villainous logos depicting a colossal hand holding the world as a marker of villainy,

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* GotTheWholeWorldInMyHand -- The Trope Namer is a spiritual children's song called ''He's Got the Whole World in His Hands'', referring to {{God}}. The trope is about villainous logos depicting a colossal hand holding the world as a marker of villainy,villainy.
23rd Nov '17 9:10:08 PM Josef5678
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* MachineEmpathy -- The trope is about someone with enough technical knowledge to know a machines problems by feel. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' refers to supernatural control of machines, which is covered by the trope {{Technopath}}y.

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* MachineEmpathy -- The trope is about someone with enough technical knowledge to know a machines machine's problems by feel. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' refers to supernatural control of machines, which is covered by the trope {{Technopath}}y.
23rd Nov '17 11:00:36 AM randomtroper89
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* OnlyAModel -- Camelot Castle in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is never actually depicted as a scale model, and we never see its true size in relation to the characters. Patsy just claims that it's a model when he attempts to [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]], only to be promptly shut up by King Arthur.

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* OnlyAModel -- Camelot Castle in -- The trope is about a miniature model of a future or existing structure. In ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' is never actually depicted as a scale model, and we never see its true size in relation to the characters. Patsy just claims that it's the actual Camelot Castle is a model when he attempts to [[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]], only to be promptly shut up by King Arthur.



* RingOfFire -- The song by ''Music/JohnnyCash'' only mentions a fiery ring as a metaphor. The Trope doesn't apply otherwise.

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* RingOfFire -- The Trope is about literal rings of fire, the song by ''Music/JohnnyCash'' only mentions a fiery ring as a metaphor. The Trope doesn't apply otherwise.metaphor.



* ThinkingUpPortals -- Named after the {{memetic|mutation}} "Thinking With Portals" {{tagline}} of the ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' series, but the portals in that series don't count because Chell uses a portal gun rather than an inate ability.

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* ThinkingUpPortals -- Named after the {{memetic|mutation}} "Thinking With Portals" {{tagline}} of the ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' series, but the portals in that series don't count because Chell uses a portal gun rather than an inate innate ability.



* ShockAndAwe -- Destroying an enemy's will to fight with massive, overwhelming force doesn't have anything to do with electrical ElementalPowers.

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* ShockAndAwe -- Destroying Trope is about electrical based ElementalPowers. The phrase is about destroying an enemy's will to fight with massive, overwhelming force doesn't have anything to do with electrical ElementalPowers.force.



* SympathyForTheDevil -- The trope is about a hero who has sympathy for a villain. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_the_Devil The song]] by Music/TheRollingStones with that name ''only'' has a villain, and he's the completely unsympathetic {{Satan}}, [[VillainSong joyfully singing]] about what a {{Jerkass}} he is.

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* SympathyForTheDevil -- The trope is about a hero who has sympathy for a villain. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sympathy_for_the_Devil The song]] by Music/TheRollingStones with that name ''only'' only has a villain, and he's the completely unsympathetic {{Satan}}, [[VillainSong joyfully singing]] about what a {{Jerkass}} he is.
23rd Nov '17 10:41:27 AM randomtroper89
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* MachineEmpathy -- The trope makes it clear that it's not about {{Technopath}}y, but ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' ''is''.

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* MachineEmpathy -- The trope makes it clear that it's not is about {{Technopath}}y, but someone with enough technical knowledge to know a machines problems by feel. ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' ''is''.refers to supernatural control of machines, which is covered by the trope {{Technopath}}y.
23rd Nov '17 10:35:39 AM randomtroper89
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* AcquittedTooLate -- The TropeNamer is Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', which doesn't actually contain an example of a character who is executed and then found to be not guilty after the fact. Instead it refers to how in a LockedRoomMystery anyone could be the culprit; only by dying can they prove they were not. Even this turns out be false as when the "death proves innocence" idea takes hold, the killer fakes his own death to throw suspicion off himself.

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* AcquittedTooLate -- The trope is about a character who is executed and then found to be not guilty after the fact. The TropeNamer is Creator/AgathaChristie's ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', which does not have any wrongful convictions, only suspicions since one of the TenLittleMurderVictims has to be the killer. The phrase "acquitted too late" refers to the death itself, which clears the victim of said suspicion, but by then it doesn't actually contain an example of a character who is executed and then found to be not guilty after the fact. Instead it refers to how in a LockedRoomMystery anyone could be the culprit; only by dying can they prove they were not.do them any good. Even this turns out be false as when the "death proves innocence" idea takes hold, the killer fakes his own death to throw suspicion off himself.
16th Nov '17 2:03:08 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* MalcolmXerox -- As noted on the main trope page, the trope is based on a [[TheThemeParkVersion gross oversimplification]] of the real UsefulNotes/MalcolmX and his views. While he might have been pretty close to the trope in his early years, he explicitly rejected racism later in his life, and came to believe that any form of discrimination based on race was wrong; he just put a slightly higher priority on self-determination than peaceful integration.
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