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14th Jan '17 6:37:18 AM DustSnitch
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* The [[AntiHero main character]] of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' carries a [[ClicheStorm hefty bag of tropes]] all by himself from a [[BadassLongcoat half]] [[BadassCrew dozen]] {{Badass}} [[OneManArmy tropes]] to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade nearly]] [[BladeAcrossTheShoulder every]] [[DeadlyLunge single]] [[CoolSword Cool]] {{BFS}} [[AncestralWeapon trope]]. Every other aspect of the 5 games, anime series, manga, and 4 books just piles on more. However, it's this same UpToEleven use of tropes to create one CrazyAwesome classic.

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* The [[AntiHero main character]] of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' carries a [[ClicheStorm hefty bag of tropes]] all by himself from a [[BadassLongcoat half]] [[BadassCrew dozen]] {{Badass}} badass [[OneManArmy tropes]] to [[AbsurdlySharpBlade nearly]] [[BladeAcrossTheShoulder every]] [[DeadlyLunge single]] [[CoolSword Cool]] {{BFS}} [[AncestralWeapon trope]]. Every other aspect of the 5 games, anime series, manga, and 4 books just piles on more. However, it's this same UpToEleven use of tropes to create one CrazyAwesome classic.



** ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. {{Badass}} HotBlooded RuleOfCool cranked UpToEleven in a WorldOfHam AnachronismStew. CrazyAwesome HilarityEnsues.

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** ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara''. {{Badass}} Badass HotBlooded RuleOfCool cranked UpToEleven in a WorldOfHam AnachronismStew. CrazyAwesome HilarityEnsues.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' throws all the unnecessary bits like plotting and storyline out and gives a varied, memorable cast who all have a very distinct but very expected way of [[BadAss kicking ass]]. It basically turns away from the modern notion of more "realistic" multiplayer FPS games for a full and complete embracing of the RuleOfFun. To put it differently, it caters to about a dozen different categories of tropes. Each of the nine characters has a trope-tastic personality and/or {{backstory}} ([[HuskyRusskie The Heavy]], [[ScaryBlackMan The]] [[ViolentGlaswegian Demo]][[DrunkenMaster man]], as well as many weapons that apply for tropes (BatterUp, GrievousBottleyHarm, StuffBlowingUp, etc). In addition to [[CaptainObvious first-person shooter]] tropes, it also has a few RPG/MMORPG tropes, with the class system and all.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' throws all the unnecessary bits like plotting and storyline out and gives a varied, memorable cast who all have a very distinct but very expected way of [[BadAss kicking ass]].ass. It basically turns away from the modern notion of more "realistic" multiplayer FPS games for a full and complete embracing of the RuleOfFun. To put it differently, it caters to about a dozen different categories of tropes. Each of the nine characters has a trope-tastic personality and/or {{backstory}} ([[HuskyRusskie The Heavy]], [[ScaryBlackMan The]] [[ViolentGlaswegian Demo]][[DrunkenMaster man]], as well as many weapons that apply for tropes (BatterUp, GrievousBottleyHarm, StuffBlowingUp, etc). In addition to [[CaptainObvious first-person shooter]] tropes, it also has a few RPG/MMORPG tropes, with the class system and all.
8th Jan '17 7:09:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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** ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''definitely'' counts as this: a KidHero, an IdiotHero, a SmallGirlBigGun, and a [[TheIngenue pure hearted]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses lost princess]], [[ScrewDestiny kick logic and fate to the curb]] and [[BeyondTheImpossible do the impossible]] with HumongousMecha, [[ThisIsADrill Drills]], InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches, and [[HotBlooded craploads of Hot Blood]]. [[ArcWords Yours is the drill]] [[FreudWasRight that will pierce the heavens]], indeed!

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** ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''definitely'' counts as this: a KidHero, an IdiotHero, a SmallGirlBigGun, and a [[TheIngenue pure hearted]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses lost princess]], [[ScrewDestiny kick logic and fate to the curb]] and [[BeyondTheImpossible do the impossible]] with HumongousMecha, [[ThisIsADrill Drills]], InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches, and [[HotBlooded craploads of Hot Blood]]. [[ArcWords Yours is the drill]] [[FreudWasRight drill that will pierce the heavens]], indeed!
4th Jan '17 8:05:13 AM rafi
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* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. It's what happens when a GenreSavvy ActionSurvivor teams up with a CrazyAwesome {{Badass}} in a ZombieApocalypse.

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* ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. It's what happens when a GenreSavvy ActionSurvivor teams up with a CrazyAwesome {{Badass}} ActionHero in a ZombieApocalypse.



* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' is a HighFantasy series in which a plucky underdog FarmBoy from a backwater of the imperiled kingdom undergoing a succession crisis becomes a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword-wielding]] {{badass}} and saves the world, making friends of ancient enemies as he goes. [[spoiler:And he's [[SecretLegacy the heir]] [[RagsToRoyalty to the throne]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking consequently]] has the most powerful magic of... [[PersonOfMassDestruction well, pretty much anyone]].]] Yet the setting is such an unusual twist on MedievalEuropeanFantasy and Tavi is so [[GuileHero brilliant]] and [[CrazyEnoughToWork insane]] that you probably won't even notice the fact that so many elements of the story are old fantasy cliches. You'll be too busy going "[[{{HSQ}} Holy shit]], [[CrazyAwesome that was]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]''."

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* ''Literature/CodexAlera'' is a HighFantasy series in which a plucky underdog FarmBoy from a backwater of the imperiled kingdom undergoing a succession crisis becomes a [[HeroesPreferSwords sword-wielding]] {{badass}} badass and saves the world, making friends of ancient enemies as he goes. [[spoiler:And he's [[SecretLegacy the heir]] [[RagsToRoyalty to the throne]] and [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking consequently]] has the most powerful magic of... [[PersonOfMassDestruction well, pretty much anyone]].]] Yet the setting is such an unusual twist on MedievalEuropeanFantasy and Tavi is so [[GuileHero brilliant]] and [[CrazyEnoughToWork insane]] that you probably won't even notice the fact that so many elements of the story are old fantasy cliches. You'll be too busy going "[[{{HSQ}} Holy shit]], [[CrazyAwesome that was]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]''."
21st Dec '16 11:20:12 AM Xtifr
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* The ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', by Creator/LloydAlexander, are gleefully full of OlderThanPrint tropes from [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh myth]]. And they're still awesome. Although he does take a few liberties for purposes of fiction -- for instance, converting Arawn to an Evil Dark Lord.

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* The ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'', by Creator/LloydAlexander, are gleefully full of OlderThanPrint tropes from [[Myth/CelticMythology Welsh myth]]. And they're still awesome. Although he does take a few liberties for purposes of fiction -- for instance, converting Arawn to an Evil Dark Lord.
12th Dec '16 7:12:10 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'': The hot-blooded {{Determinator}} hero, the feisty nonhuman, the hero's best friend with strong magical powers, the love interest BlackMagicianGirl, and the older woman who turns out to be TheMole join forces to defeat the evil BigBad with an excuse and the BiggerBad, a superweapon who ended a war 1000 years ago, with their powers of questionable origin. Not only was this an attempt from the same makers to bring back the cliche charm of VideoGame/ChronoTrigger (which it, for the most part, succeeded at), it put a spin on some of these tropes - for instance, the hero's friend is the WhiteMage.

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* ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'': The hot-blooded {{Determinator}} hero, the feisty nonhuman, the hero's best friend with strong magical powers, the love interest BlackMagicianGirl, and the older woman who turns out to be TheMole join forces to defeat the evil BigBad with an excuse and the BiggerBad, GreaterScopeVillain, a superweapon who ended a war 1000 years ago, with their powers of questionable origin. Not only was this an attempt from the same makers to bring back the cliche charm of VideoGame/ChronoTrigger (which it, for the most part, succeeded at), it put a spin on some of these tropes - for instance, the hero's friend is the WhiteMage.
7th Dec '16 10:49:46 AM N8han11
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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. By the first episodes official airing its page had dozens of tropes, and as of this writing only around seven episodes have been replaced and it's almost as big as the main page. It's also noteworthy that very few other shows in the series have their own page yet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. By the first episodes episode's official airing its the page already had dozens of tropes, and as of this writing only around seven episodes have been replaced and it's almost as big as the main page. It's also noteworthy that very few other shows in the series have their own page yet.it just keeps growing from there.
10th Nov '16 9:48:29 AM MagnusForce
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* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball parodies cartoon tropes.



* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. The show isn't even two seasons long yet, but the page for it is filled with tropes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. The show isn't even is only two seasons long yet, (52 episodes, each divided in TwoShorts) and fairly obscure (not as well known as ''Total Drama'', but more popular than most Canadian cartoons), yet the page for it is filled with tropes.tropes and it's mentioned on dozens of WesternAnimation categories on trope pages (up there with ''The Simpsons'' and ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic''). {{Fannage}} much?



* WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball parodies cartoon tropes.
8th Nov '16 10:03:25 AM skadooshbag
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While some works love PlayingWithATrope and others are so lacking in self-awareness that they play everything painfully straight[[note]] say it with me now, "cliii-cheee"[[/note]], there are some gems that take delight in their {{trope}}s and then turn them UpToEleven. This is especially common in [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructions]], where all the narrative conventions that made the genre fun are present in full (and generally goofy) force, or parody works, usually of the [[AffectionateParody affectionate variety]], where the whole point is to laugh at as many {{trope}}s as humanly possible.

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While some works love PlayingWithATrope and others are so lacking in self-awareness that they play everything painfully straight[[note]] say it with me now, "cliii-cheee"[[/note]], ''"cliii-cheee"''[[/note]], there are some gems that take delight in their {{trope}}s and then turn them UpToEleven. This is especially common in [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructions]], where all the narrative conventions that made the genre fun are present in full (and generally goofy) force, or parody works, usually of the [[AffectionateParody affectionate variety]], where the whole point is to laugh at as many {{trope}}s as humanly possible.
8th Nov '16 10:02:38 AM skadooshbag
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While some works love PlayingWithATrope and others are so lacking in self-awareness that they play everything painfully straight, there are some gems that take delight in their {{trope}}s and then turn them UpToEleven. This is especially common in [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructions]], where all the narrative conventions that made the genre fun are present in full (and generally goofy) force, or parody works, usually of the [[AffectionateParody affectionate variety]], where the whole point is to laugh at as many {{trope}}s as humanly possible.

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While some works love PlayingWithATrope and others are so lacking in self-awareness that they play everything painfully straight, straight[[note]] say it with me now, "cliii-cheee"[[/note]], there are some gems that take delight in their {{trope}}s and then turn them UpToEleven. This is especially common in [[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructions]], where all the narrative conventions that made the genre fun are present in full (and generally goofy) force, or parody works, usually of the [[AffectionateParody affectionate variety]], where the whole point is to laugh at as many {{trope}}s as humanly possible.
5th Nov '16 6:45:13 PM Berrenta
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* ''Literature/TheUglyBarnacle'' is only 13 words long (15 if you count TheEnd), but it has 103 tropes, plus another 33 under [[YMMV/TheUglyBarnacle YMMV]] and [[Characters/TheUglyBarnacle 27 character tropes]], averaging out to 12.23 (or 10.60) tropes ''[[UpToEleven per word]]''.

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* ''Literature/TheUglyBarnacle'' is only 13 words long (15 if you count TheEnd), but it has 103 tropes, plus another 33 32 under [[YMMV/TheUglyBarnacle YMMV]] and [[Characters/TheUglyBarnacle 27 character tropes]], averaging out to 12.23 4 (or 10.60) 8) tropes ''[[UpToEleven per word]]''.
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