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21st May '17 3:31:54 PM MaxWest2
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* ''Film/MrVampire'' was not the first of ''jiangshi'' genre films; ''jiangshi'' movies were made as early as 1936! However, ''Mr. Vampire'' definitely set the standard for them and helped propel the genre into popular from 1985 to the mid-1990s in East Asia.
20th May '17 12:03:53 PM nombretomado
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** It's interesting to know that ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' codifies [[EasternRPG the trope]] anywhere [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff but in Japan itself]], while in Japan, ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' is considered to be UrExample, Trope Maker and Codifier all together. Which is a little funny considering how much ''Dragon Quest'' in turn borrowed from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series.

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** It's interesting to know that ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' codifies [[EasternRPG the trope]] anywhere [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff but in Japan itself]], while in Japan, ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' is considered to be UrExample, Trope Maker and Codifier all together. Which is a little funny considering how much ''Dragon Quest'' in turn borrowed from the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series.



* During the Golden Age of the WesternRPG, the codifier was ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}''. The first-person, party-based DungeonCrawler format became the standard format for computer [=RPGs=]. ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' remained a major series, but largely did its own thing with its top-down maps and slightly greater focus on story (though it was extremely influential on the codifiers of the EasternRPG, and on Bethesda and [=BioWare=] in later years).

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* During the Golden Age of the WesternRPG, the codifier was ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}''. The first-person, party-based DungeonCrawler format became the standard format for computer [=RPGs=]. ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' remained a major series, but largely did its own thing with its top-down maps and slightly greater focus on story (though it was extremely influential on the codifiers of the EasternRPG, and on Bethesda and [=BioWare=] in later years).
15th May '17 1:44:55 PM DisagreeableSandwich
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* ''Series/{{Oobi}}'' for BareHandedPuppetry. Parodies and homages to the bare-hand puppets on ''Oobi'' are just as common as unrelated uses of this trope, if not more so.
14th May '17 3:01:30 PM nombretomado
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* The Zerg of ''Franchise/StarCraft'' may have been the namers for ZergRush, but the Tyranids, of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', were infamous for the tactic long before the Swarm came around. Of course, both being based on the Bugs from ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' the similarities are unavoidable, the result being an odd case where the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] came after the Codifier.

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* The Zerg of ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' may have been the namers for ZergRush, but the Tyranids, of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', were infamous for the tactic long before the Swarm came around. Of course, both being based on the Bugs from ''Franchise/StarshipTroopers'' the similarities are unavoidable, the result being an odd case where the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] came after the Codifier.



* TowerDefense games were one of the major categories of user-made maps in ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', but the relatively primitive map editing tool and limited selection of combat-capable buildings meant that there was a far greater emphasis on mobile units. ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' brought a more sophisticated editor which could be used to make custom buildings, and maps for that game codified the variety of towers, upgrade options, and lack of mobile attackers that are common in the genre today.
* Also on mods/user-made maps, ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' is not the Maker for MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena. The concept was Made by ''Aeon of Strife'' from the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' days and [=DotA=] itself took or adapted ideas from predecessors in the genre. However, [=DotA=] is the best-known example of the type, the first to become big enough to be a competitive title, and it's no great stretch to claim that dedicated games like ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' or ''VideoGame/{{Demigod}}'' would not exist without it.

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* TowerDefense games were one of the major categories of user-made maps in ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', but the relatively primitive map editing tool and limited selection of combat-capable buildings meant that there was a far greater emphasis on mobile units. ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III'' brought a more sophisticated editor which could be used to make custom buildings, and maps for that game codified the variety of towers, upgrade options, and lack of mobile attackers that are common in the genre today.
* Also on mods/user-made maps, ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' is not the Maker for MultiplayerOnlineBattleArena. The concept was Made by ''Aeon of Strife'' from the ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' days and [=DotA=] itself took or adapted ideas from predecessors in the genre. However, [=DotA=] is the best-known example of the type, the first to become big enough to be a competitive title, and it's no great stretch to claim that dedicated games like ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' or ''VideoGame/{{Demigod}}'' would not exist without it.
23rd Apr '17 3:13:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheMask'' is the most famous example of HeartBeatsOutOfChest, while TexAvery was the TropeMaker.

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* ''Film/TheMask'' is the most famous example of HeartBeatsOutOfChest, while TexAvery Creator/TexAvery was the TropeMaker.
23rd Apr '17 2:33:12 PM nombretomado
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* Lionel Luthor from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' is the Trope Codifier for MagnificentBastard. The phrase itself comes from the 1970 movie ''Film/{{Patton}}'', and was used extensively by TelevisionWithoutPity's recaps of ''Smallville'', to describe Lionel and the prodigious wheeling and dealing he engaged in throughout the course of the series.

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* Lionel Luthor from ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' is the Trope Codifier for MagnificentBastard. The phrase itself comes from the 1970 movie ''Film/{{Patton}}'', and was used extensively by TelevisionWithoutPity's Website/TelevisionWithoutPity's recaps of ''Smallville'', to describe Lionel and the prodigious wheeling and dealing he engaged in throughout the course of the series.
11th Apr '17 2:50:43 AM craigj
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** TheEighties saw the arrival of arguably the single most popular sports manga and anime, ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. While occasionally violent for drama, it was a much more [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism bright-eyed]], [[RuleOfCool rip-roaring]] take on the genre. Physics-defying trick shots had appeared in other series long before, mostly in baseball. But ''Tsubasa'' might be the most remembered for its bombastic use of them by an entire team. It codified soccer series as well as keeping the focus on [[RuleOfFun the sheer fun of the game]].

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** TheEighties saw the arrival of arguably the single most popular sports manga and anime, ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa''. While occasionally violent for drama, it was a much more [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism bright-eyed]], [[RuleOfCool rip-roaring]] take on the genre. Physics-defying trick shots had appeared in other series long before, mostly in baseball.baseball series. But ''Tsubasa'' might be the most remembered for its bombastic use of them by an entire team. It codified soccer series as well as keeping the focus on [[RuleOfFun the sheer fun of the game]].game]].
*** ''Pro Golfer Saru'' began as a manga in the '70s but it was its '80s anime adaptation that came to real prominence. Featuring a young protagonist and very unorthodox, over the top golfing techniques to distinguish every swing while skipping the boring parts, it codified golfing series, at least on the shounen side of things.
31st Mar '17 2:33:44 PM DarkAgea
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You have before you three series. The first, Series A, was the first known use of a trope, but it may or may not have been intentional. The second, Series B, was the first intentional use of the trope. The third, Series C, does not claim originality, and may in fact have ripped off series B, but was much more popular than Series A ''or'' B and is the templcate that all later uses of this trope follow.

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You have before you three series. The first, Series A, was the first known use of a trope, but it may or may not have been intentional. The second, Series B, was the first intentional use of the trope. The third, Series C, does not claim originality, and may in fact have ripped off series B, but was much more popular than Series A ''or'' B and is the templcate template that all later uses of this trope follow.



Related to OlderThanTheyThink. If a Trope Codifier is particularly influential, and the Trope Maker a little twisted you may have an UnbuiltTrope. Even the Trope Codifier itself may qualify as Unbuilt Trope because it tends to frequently contradict modern interpretations of said trope (and indeed most Trope Codifiers often have several major Unbuilt Tropes). There may also be a Series D which is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], which is a series that uses the trope so commonly, so appropriately (or inapproriately, as the case may be), or so memorably,[[labelnote:*]]Or so [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Pun punnily]]; tropers can't resist a good pun[[/labelnote]] that it provides a name for the trope.

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Related to OlderThanTheyThink. If a Trope Codifier is particularly influential, and the Trope Maker a little twisted you may have an UnbuiltTrope. Even the Trope Codifier itself may qualify as Unbuilt Trope because it tends to frequently contradict modern interpretations of said trope (and indeed most Trope Codifiers often have several major Unbuilt Tropes). There may also be a Series D which is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], which is a series that uses the trope so commonly, so appropriately (or inapproriately, inappropriately, as the case may be), or so memorably,[[labelnote:*]]Or so [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Pun punnily]]; tropers can't resist a good pun[[/labelnote]] that it provides a name for the trope.
30th Mar '17 10:01:43 AM Wyvern76
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You have before you three series. The first, Series A, was the first known use of a trope, but it may or may not have been intentional. The second, Series B, was the first intentional use of the trope. The third, Series C, does not claim originality, and may in fact have ripped off series B, but was much more popular than Series A ''or'' B and is the template that all later uses of this trope follow.

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You have before you three series. The first, Series A, was the first known use of a trope, but it may or may not have been intentional. The second, Series B, was the first intentional use of the trope. The third, Series C, does not claim originality, and may in fact have ripped off series B, but was much more popular than Series A ''or'' B and is the template templcate that all later uses of this trope follow.



Related to OlderThanTheyThink. If a Trope Codifier is particularly influential, and the Trope Maker a little twisted you may have an UnbuiltTrope. Even the Trope Codifier itself may qualify as Unbuilt Trope because it tends to frequently contradicts modern interpretations of said trope (and indeed most Trope Codifies often have several major Unbuilt Tropes). There may also be a Series D which is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], which is a series that uses the trope so commonly, so appropriately (or inapproriately, as the case may be), or so memorably,[[labelnote:*]]Or so [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Pun punnily]]; tropers can't resist a good pun[[/labelnote]] that it provides a name for the trope.

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Related to OlderThanTheyThink. If a Trope Codifier is particularly influential, and the Trope Maker a little twisted you may have an UnbuiltTrope. Even the Trope Codifier itself may qualify as Unbuilt Trope because it tends to frequently contradicts contradict modern interpretations of said trope (and indeed most Trope Codifies Codifiers often have several major Unbuilt Tropes). There may also be a Series D which is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], which is a series that uses the trope so commonly, so appropriately (or inapproriately, as the case may be), or so memorably,[[labelnote:*]]Or so [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Pun punnily]]; tropers can't resist a good pun[[/labelnote]] that it provides a name for the trope.
26th Mar '17 2:14:22 PM nombretomado
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** Even then in the same continent, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragon'' is regarded as the UrExample of the StrategyRPG genre, whereas its Trope Maker is the franchise's fifth installment, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Thracia 776]]''. The Trope Codifier outside Japan however, could either be ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the ''OgreBattle'' series or even ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''.

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** Even then in the same continent, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragon'' is regarded as the UrExample of the StrategyRPG genre, whereas its Trope Maker is the franchise's fifth installment, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Thracia 776]]''. The Trope Codifier outside Japan however, could either be ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the ''OgreBattle'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle'' series or even ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''.
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