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23rd Nov '16 4:55:21 PM Furienna
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** is the Trope Codifier for Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]] (as well as a heck of a lot of other ideas). Campbell described the pattern based on a range of heroic myths, but today, any good story that follows the Hero's Journey pattern is accused of ripping off ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- and any ''bad'' story that follows the Hero's Journey pattern actually ''does''.

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** is the Trope Codifier for Joseph Campbell's [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]] (as well as a heck of a lot of other ideas). Campbell described the pattern based on a range of heroic myths, but today, any good story that follows the Hero's Journey pattern is accused of ripping off ''Franchise/StarWars'' -- - and any ''bad'' story that follows the Hero's Journey pattern actually ''does''.



** ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' was this for certain cinematographic techniques. It is ''not'' this for the documentary genre (it is almost completely bereft of ''commentary'' -- the subject material get to stand on its own, it's just that it is cleverly filmed and ordered to encourage the 'right' emotion), but this doesn't really help film historians in dealing with it.

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** ''Film/TriumphOfTheWill'' was this for certain cinematographic techniques. It is ''not'' this for the documentary genre (it is almost completely bereft of ''commentary'' -- - the subject material get to stand on its own, it's just that it is cleverly filmed and ordered to encourage the 'right' emotion), but this doesn't really help film historians in dealing with it.



* Contrary to [[OlderThanTheyThink what some fans believe]], ''Literature/HarryPotter'' didn't originate the WizardingSchool trope -- but it is such a prominent codifying example that everything that comes after (and some things that came before) will have to either FollowTheLeader or strenuously differentiate itself from Hogwarts.

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* Contrary to [[OlderThanTheyThink what some fans believe]], ''Literature/HarryPotter'' didn't originate the WizardingSchool trope -- - but it is such a prominent codifying example that everything that comes after (and some things that came before) will have to either FollowTheLeader or strenuously differentiate itself from Hogwarts.



* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' codified the BarbarianHero -- and many other SwordAndSorcery tropes, at least among those he wasn't the Trope Maker for it.

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* Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' codified the BarbarianHero -- - and many other SwordAndSorcery tropes, at least among those he wasn't the Trope Maker for it.



** With its iconic clean attribute/skill/advantage/disadvantage four-way split, ''[=GURPS=]'' is probably also the codifier for SkillScoresAndPerks. (''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' already did something similar, but blurred the lines by having several distinct ''types'' of perks -- including an entire build-your-own construction system for superpowers, which it in turn is probably both codifier and UrExample for.)

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** With its iconic clean attribute/skill/advantage/disadvantage four-way split, ''[=GURPS=]'' is probably also the codifier for SkillScoresAndPerks. (''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' already did something similar, but blurred the lines by having several distinct ''types'' of perks -- - including an entire build-your-own construction system for superpowers, which it in turn is probably both codifier and UrExample for.)



* ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' by Creator/IdSoftware weren't the first {{First Person Shooter}}s (or even id's first First Person Shooter), but the two games popularized the genre and each inspired dozens of imitators. For a while, first person shooters were often called "Doom clones." While these games are very primitive by today's standards--you can't jump or even look up--Doom remains to this day a partial trope codifier, popularizing [[CompetitiveMultiplayer Death matches]], FPS games with built in support for [[GameMod Game Mods]], [[TeleFrag telefragging your friends]], etc.

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* ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' and ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' by Creator/IdSoftware weren't the first {{First Person Shooter}}s (or even id's first First Person Shooter), but the two games popularized the genre and each inspired dozens of imitators. For a while, first person shooters were often called "Doom clones." While these games are very primitive by today's standards--you standards - you can't jump or even look up--Doom up - Doom remains to this day a partial trope codifier, popularizing [[CompetitiveMultiplayer Death matches]], FPS games with built in support for [[GameMod Game Mods]], [[TeleFrag telefragging your friends]], etc.



* Creator/GeoffreyChaucer is the Trope Codifier for ''the English Language''. He wasn't the first poet to write serious literature in English -- there were several other major poets working in English at the same time -- but he was by far the most influential. Between the Norman Conquest (at which point English was fairly unrecognizable to the modern eye) and Chaucer's day, most literature in England was written in Latin (if it was serious) or French (if it was meant for entertainment).

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* Creator/GeoffreyChaucer is the Trope Codifier for ''the English Language''. He wasn't the first poet to write serious literature in English -- - there were several other major poets working in English at the same time -- - but he was by far the most influential. Between the Norman Conquest (at which point English was fairly unrecognizable to the modern eye) and Chaucer's day, most literature in England was written in Latin (if it was serious) or French (if it was meant for entertainment).
10th Nov '16 2:03:14 AM lalaTKG
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* For {{Virtual Idol Singer}}s and the concept of an artificial singer in general, look no further than Hatsune Miku of the ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' system. While she has a predecessor in Sharon Apple of ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', her widespread popularity both in physical appearance and in voice make her one of the first thoughts people have regarding artificial celebrities.
2nd Nov '16 2:27:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* LLCoolJ's "I Need Love" is considered the first rap ballad (though the UrExample would probably be Sugarhill Gang's 1982 song "The Lover in You"), showing that rappers need love too. Because of this song, even the most gimmicky OneHitWonder-y rapper will release at least one slow love song.

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* LLCoolJ's Music/LLCoolJ's "I Need Love" is considered the first rap ballad (though the UrExample would probably be Sugarhill Gang's 1982 song "The Lover in You"), showing that rappers need love too. Because of this song, even the most gimmicky OneHitWonder-y rapper will release at least one slow love song.
1st Nov '16 2:50:04 AM Sabrewing
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* The SanityMeter has cropped up more often in electronic gaming (it had been fairly standard in tabletop horror gaming for a while), and it will always get compared to ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness: Sanity's Requiem'' as a result, especially since that game used the meter to [[PlayingThePlayer screw with the]] [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou player as well]].
19th Oct '16 9:12:18 PM Idek618
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* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' made the teen movie a popular and profitable genre with its use teenage {{wangst}} and [[WildTeenParty parties]], that teenagers around the world loved and related to. However, films such as ''Film/MeanGirls'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' innovated the genre further by adding pre-marital sex and fascist school hierarchy to the mix, to the point that years later, other teen films are still duplicating these elements.

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* ''Film/RebelWithoutACause'' and ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' made the teen movie a popular and profitable genre with its use of teenage {{wangst}} and [[WildTeenParty parties]], that teenagers around the world loved and related to. However, films such as ''Film/MeanGirls'' and ''Film/AmericanPie'' innovated the genre further by adding pre-marital sex and fascist school hierarchy to the mix, to the point that years later, other teen films are still duplicating these elements.
19th Oct '16 9:10:27 PM Idek618
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* The ''Film/MadMax'' franchise is the most well-known example of the [[AfterTheEnd Post-Apocalyptic]] genre. Although it wasn't the first to use the idea, it did pioneered the standards on how the genre should be done, from a futuristic and bleak desert landscape, [[ScavengerWorld scrappy resources]], to the mad and totalitarian society; every apocalyptic film after that had a pint of influence that came from the series.

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* The ''Film/MadMax'' franchise is the most well-known example of the [[AfterTheEnd Post-Apocalyptic]] genre. Although it wasn't the first to use the idea, it did pioneered pioneer the standards on how the genre should be done, from a futuristic and bleak desert landscape, [[ScavengerWorld scrappy resources]], to the mad and totalitarian society; every apocalyptic film after that had a pint of influence that came from the series.
17th Oct '16 4:47:44 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, ''[[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, ''[[FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Thracia 776]]''. The Trope Codifier outside Japan however, could either be ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the ''OgreBattle'' series or even ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''.
15th Oct '16 5:51:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{V}}'' is the Trope Codifier for OminousFloatingSpaceship and TheReptilians.

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* ''Series/{{V}}'' ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' is the Trope Codifier for OminousFloatingSpaceship and TheReptilians.
7th Oct '16 9:02:46 PM Spyspotter
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** For PostPunk, the codifier (and TropeMaker) is Music/JoyDivision
*** Music/{{Interpol}} is the second codifier for the genre. They led the revival movement for the genre, and pretty much every Post-Punk band after was influenced by them.
7th Oct '16 2:23:59 AM Tron80
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* Robin is the codifier for KidSidekick.

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* Robin Comicbook/{{Robin}} is the codifier for KidSidekick.



* {{Wonder Woman}} is the [[Main/ActionGirl Female Superheroes]].
* {{Supergirl}} for Distaff Counterpart.

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* {{Wonder Woman}} Franchise/WonderWoman is the [[Main/ActionGirl Female Superheroes]].
* {{Supergirl}}
Codifier for Distaff Counterpart.female superheroes.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} is the Trope Codifier of DistaffCounterpart characters, having all Superman's powers.
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