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16th May '17 7:13:28 PM nombretomado
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By connecting several works of fiction using Tropes, it actually manages to create a fanfiction, perhaps even bigger and more complex than the current largest crossover series, UndocumentedFeatures. TV Tropes actually managed to pull this off: the Plot is run by and renamed as the tropes, (trope articles, when assembled corrctly, can transform into short stories)and the characters are actually characters from articles about fiction.

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By connecting several works of fiction using Tropes, it actually manages to create a fanfiction, perhaps even bigger and more complex than the current largest crossover series, UndocumentedFeatures.Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures. TV Tropes actually managed to pull this off: the Plot is run by and renamed as the tropes, (trope articles, when assembled corrctly, can transform into short stories)and the characters are actually characters from articles about fiction.
22nd Apr '17 8:57:23 PM nombretomado
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** Not to mention [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]], TabletopGame/Warhammer40000, and SurvivalOfTheFittest.

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** Not to mention [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]], TabletopGame/Warhammer40000, and SurvivalOfTheFittest.Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest.
26th Mar '17 9:15:41 AM nombretomado
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* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I like]] {{Nodwick}}, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint but it isn't]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint that]]'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint good]].

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* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I like]] {{Nodwick}}, ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint but it isn't]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint that]]'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint good]].
19th Mar '17 5:37:57 PM Doug86
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** Not to mention [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]], Warhammer40000, and SurvivalOfTheFittest.

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** Not to mention [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi]], Warhammer40000, TabletopGame/Warhammer40000, and SurvivalOfTheFittest.
2nd Feb '17 2:14:20 PM N1KF
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[[folder:General]]!! Creation and purpose of TV Tropes:

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[[WMG: The entire site is meant as a harvesting ground for the writers, actors, designers, and other industry professionals of tomorrow.]]
Alien ships run on burning writers, actors, designers, and other industry professionals. And Alpha Tauri is far away.

[[WMG: The tropers are actually the souls of bad TV writers and executives who are stuck in Purgatory]] They are tallying their sins here to atone for the fact that they caused many of them in the first place, and prevent others from continuing the mistakes, and eventually causing [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Apocalypse]].
* No, I'm not :P
** Who? Me?
* Not always... Except if you're talking about ''these''. Well, as far as I know, I'm still alive, but maybe reincarnation exists?
* [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I have never even BEEN to Purgatory!]]
* Stuck in Purgatory? Nah, the skiing's just that good up at 10000 ft.



[[WMG: The entire Wiki has been infiltrated by aliens]] (obviously led by [[{{@/Ununnilium}} Ununnilium]]; even his name [[SpockSpeak gives him away]]; human chemists generally use the term [[http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/Ds/key.html darmstadtium]]) who are using it to manipulate Earth pop culture so that we'll finally produce [[AliensStealCable something worth watching]] (basically the first theory, but with aliens). [[{{@/Seth}} Seth]] was originally a [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] Agent sent to to stop them, but got addicted to the Wiki and quit the service so he could devote his time to correcting misused ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' examples. So far they've found no one to replace him because he was the best agent they ever had, dammit. @/BeingX is actually {{@/Seth}}'s replacement undercover. Apparently, he's not all that good at it. [[SarcasticConfession The Affable Paranoiac was sent to investigate when BeingX also disappeared mysteriously.]]
** TheGreatCrash was the result of a climactic battle between the Aliens and TheMenInBlack. While the MIB's tried to destroy the wiki, the Aliens ultimately won.
* Of course we are aliens, MIB itself said that every clever/intelligent/famous person might be an alien in disguise! (Even though I ''do'' believe in Michael Jackson's part...)

[[WMG: TheContributors have way too much time on their hands.]]
This has, of course, been debunked and confirmed simultaneously: ''some'' have way too much time, while others have way too ''little''.
* Some really wish to have more time, not only for the tropes, but for ''everything''. We aren't Time Lords after all, are we?
** Of course we aren't Time Lords. That is totally untrue. Why? Who suggested otherwise? And when did they say [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I was a Time Lord?]]

[[WMG: The tropes and wikiwords will become a condensed hyper-language.]]
As the wiki grows and gets more "vocabulary", eventually all tropers will begin to have them seep into their everyday life, and through same communication to others. By 2311.2, everyone on the planet's speech will end up telepathically BlueShifting and we will speak exclusively in WikiWords, like: I had to {{Retcon}} the BeachEpisode after TheStoic PointyHairedBoss in my BurgerFool [[PullTheThread Pulled The Thread]] on my FawltyTowersPlot.
* You laugh, but [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary some of us already do this]].
* Just for the record, I've once said something like "You're saying he made all that money by working at a BurgerFool? That's like saying EpilepticTrees exist."
* Darmok: his eyes are opened!
** @/BlinkDawg gets what you're trying to do, but the actual quote is "Sokath, his eyes uncovered!".
* Oh, and also for the record, I, the same troper as above, have found SpockSpeak to be a really good way of temporarily controlling your anger. You hide it within a pure logic masquerade, and at least it won't explode. Check this dialog: "It is likely that the attachment process will last for a sizeable amount of time, considering the lack of wi-fi network signal power... HAAAAAAA!!! 'BOUT TIME YOU ATTACHED THIS SH** , YOU MOTHERF*** ING SH** -A** CLUNKER!!!"
* So...''Yeah.''
* Wasn't that the plot of a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode? I remember there was this race who spoke only with references to old legends or something like that.
** Yes, that's "Darmok".
* [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Doubleplusungood.]]

[[WMG: The Wiki is an infomorphic intelligence.]]
It [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife captures unwitting netizens]], molding their subconsciouses into nodes of its mind prepared to further build its intelligence and [[TheVirus ensnare others]].
* Eventually, once it has enough power, it shall reboot the universe in its own image. All existence shall be replaced by a trope-rich multiverse governed by the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.
** And some say this has [[Literature/{{Discworld}} already happened...]]
* Therefore, ''the TV Tropes Wiki will eventually become LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya.''
** Which of course means the reboot will happen August 8th this year. Goodie.
** And which also means that the WorldCreationProject will eventually grow to include aliens, time travellers, and espers. And Kyon... who is [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya also the Doctor]].
** The Great Server Crash of '08 was actually caused by the Wiki practicing its powers. How do we know? The [[{{Unperson}} Erased From Existence]] [[TropeLaunchPad YKTTW]] had the most replies at the time- an act of unconscious voting by the hive mind on a course of action.
*** Alternatively TheGreatCrash was an external force trying to stop the wiki before it fully awakened.
*** Bloody time travelers, always thinking they know what's best. That's what it was. They tried to prevent some horrible alternate future caused by the Tropes Wiki. And what did we do? We rebuilt the *** thing. Oh dear god, we've doomed the earth.
*** "Doomed?" Why? That sounds ''awesome!'' I could finally pursue my secret dream of becoming an exciting vigilante superhero.
* In truth, [[{{@/Aline}} I'm]] some sort of opposite Haruhi, as I always am bored, and bad things happen when I'm ''amused''.

[[WMG: The ChekovsGun page is a ChekhovsGun.]]
Its true purpose has yet to be revealed, but it will undoubtedly be important.
* When the great [[ExecutiveMeddling Anti-Fan/Anti-Creativity Attack]] comes, we will need to use it to defend ourselves.

[[WMG: The ChekhovsGun page is a ChekhovsGun.]]
Don't ask.
* ''[[MindScrew Ow]]'', that is painful to think about.

[[WMG: If ItJustBugsMe had been pitched to YKTTW first, it would not exist.]]
Someone would have brought up the page FridgeLogic, and that would have been the end of it.
* In our Extended Timeline (TM), it seems that the existence of JustBugsMe has eventually led to the relative nonexistence of FridgeLogic.
* Thus, in an alternate universe where this had been pitched to YKTTW and subsequently abandoned, Fridge Logic would have split to encompass various media, a la Main/. Whether or not it would have branched to the level of each individual work or not is up for debate, but it is entirely possible that TV Tropes could have turned out largely the same as it is today, except that Fridge Logic as we know it wouldn't exist and these pages would be called Fridge Logic. This would take up one additional character per Just Bugs Me reference, but one fewer press of the Shift key...
** And similarly, there is a more boring alternate universe out there, where is just a small page, while the ThingsManMadeUp list would encompass what to us is .
*** ...Do I really want to know what the above sentence was supposed to mean?

[[WMG: TV Tropes Wiki is TheVirus]]
Slowly, steadily, it's taking over the world, turning normal people into tropers to bolster its ranks.
* Nah, some people are too much of morons to be tropers.
* I am not sure TvTropes is, but I know Homestuck is. Which, by the way, corrupted me! why don't you join us?

[[WMG: TropeCo is run by the staff of a CorruptCorporateExecutive]]
Honestly. EvilHand? PsychoSerum? InsecuritySystem? These are products designed for no better purpose than to exploit the innocent and cause havoc (or, more commonly, plot hooks) while lining their pockets. And thanks to products such as ThisProductWillChangeYourLife and EpiphanyTherapy, they are attempting to pass the burden of resolving this issues onto the customers themselves, rather than accepting the blame.

If that's not enough to convince you, TropeCo deals in tropes, and there is currently no trope describing a benevolent company.
* There's a little flaw in your plan: what if we are ''alerting'' people against the very ones you accuse us to be?

[[WMG: '''TropeCo/TropeCo®''' is not accountable for negligent buyers]]
'''TropeCo/TropeCo®''' and the TropeCoBoardOfDirectors are not responsible for the negligent use some customers put our ''entirely ethical'' products to. All our products are adequately labeled according to [=TropeCC=] guidelines for safety. The BeehiveBarrier alone has helped save thousands of lives, it's no fault of '''Trope Co®''' if a villain decides to protect themselves or their doomsday device with it. We here at '''Trope Co®''' believe ''everyone'' has a right to buy our products!
Buy '''[[WMG/TropeCo Trope Co]]®''' products today!

[[WMG: The universe is a TV show, and this site is where viewers post stuff they'd like to see happen.]]
TruthInTelevision shows that sometimes the writers listen. Also, you are either a main character, or a faceless extra.
* Not true. You might also be a MauveShirt, a RecurringExtra, or an EnsembleDarkHorse, among ''many'' others possibilities.
** RealLife has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by the Hollywood writers on strike]]
They realized that if the network executives had access to this wiki, then they wouldn't need writers since they could just string a series of articles together and create the shows themselves.
* Executives are not ''that'' smart, buddy. After all, writers themselves use this page, sometimes.

[[WMG: The Great Crash of '08 was caused by Twihards gone mad]]
They got pissed that we often use a TakeThat against ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Angered, all insane fans (headed by Moonlight) went and hacked onto the site. (Apparently, one was intelligent enough to hack computers). We're all screwed. Antis, MARCH!

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by this wiki achieving self-awareness]]
The mass of users and pages caused it to become a sentient AI, and its innate [[GenreSavvy genre sense]] led it to want to enslave humanity. Fortunately, after it started gloating, @/FastEddie was able to trick it into reading the entry on [[LogicBomb Logic Bombs]], with inevitable results.

[[SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved So humanity has been saved!]] [[TheWarHasJustBegun But who knows when it may happen again?]]

[[WMG: We all died in the Crash]]
And the [[TheGreatCrash Scavenger Hunt]] is [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Purgatory]].
* Jossed because of the lack of a Jeshua.
** [[{{@/Aline}} I]] came ''after'' the Crash, so, [[{{Jossed}} friggin' Jossed]].
*** That's what YOU believe, Neo.

[[WMG: Tropes Wiki is the Proto-Borg]]
Who as we all know were simultaneously invented by Franchise/StarTrek AND Series/DoctorWho before each other, due to an accident with a time machine and a floppy disk. Exept they were bugs first. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
** On the note, the Wiki is a anarcho-communist cabal to undermine the concept of intelligent property.
*** The wiki will become a Culture Mind when they finally [[YouAreNotReady decide to contact us]].

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya]]
She was probably bored with us, and wanted to see what would happen. Probably sent the missing Tropes into an alternate dimension, too.
* Alternatively, a faction of the Integrated Data Entity caused the Crash to see how Haruhi would respond.
** Perhaps [[{{@/Aline}} I]] just got too amused at the day, that's it. Oh, wait. Came ''after'' the Crash. Maybe the Haruhi theory is true.

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was a sympathy strike]]
I mean, if this writer's strike doesn't get resolved soon, Hollywood will have no choice but to generate new material via the Pitch Generator or something. The database committed suicide when it gained sentience and realized it was a filthy scab.
* Poor database... It lost its honor!

[[WMG: The TV Tropes Server is a decedent/ancestor of [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]]]]
Let's look at it this way. First off, the TV Tropes Wiki is designed to be a tool for good writing (Or alternatively to waste valuable working hours). [=GLaDOS=] is a moderately well-written character at the very least. In addition, the Wiki has a dark/snarky sense of humor. This is found in the form of TVTropesWillRuinYourLife, amongst other things. [=GLaDOS=] is a DeadpanSnarker with a good sense of humor. The Wiki likes music, and to be more precise, nerdly music, namely, TheyMightBeGiants. [=GLaDOS=] is an obvious fan of Jonathan Coulton (a folk/rock musician who often writes about nerdly themes), as she let him write her theme song. [=GLaDOS=] can apparently love, as is shown by the "Broke my heart and killed me" line of "Still Alive". The TV Tropes server can hate, and does so quite liberally. At a bare minimum, these two AIs are related. However, there is one disturbing result of this:

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash was the Wiki's form of [=GLaDOS=]' "deadly neurotoxin"]]
However, rather than killing people, it killed articles. It's now up to us to give it a morality core, and pray that somebody with a nifty gun will come along to save our sorry behinds.
** But what would that gun do? Open up plot holes?
** AND accuse meaningless details of being {{Hand Wave}}s!

[[WMG: AcceptableTargets will continue to grow and grow until it eventually encompasses every human (and some non-human ones too, of course) social group ever thought of.]]
The end result will be an article that is so long and [[TropesAreNotBad so entertaining]] that no one will ever leave their computers, thus causing an end to civilization as we know it.

[[WMG: We will fight a BonusBoss once we get [[HundredPercentCompletion all]] [[GottaCatchThemAll tropes]].]]
* Well, you will. I'm just a SquishyWizard.
** Don't hold out on us! LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards man!
** It's fine if he doesn't show up, by then we'll have gone through the [[NewGamePlus Plus Game]] a few times anyway...
* I'm going to use a Game Shark.
* Impossible, someone will create a new trope, when we least expect! I bet there's already something to do with the LHC costumes in western cosplay conventions on board!
* Not [[AndYourRewardIsClothes clothes]]?
** We get clothes for defeating the BonusBoss. A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade-]][[LampshadeWearing shaped]] NiceHat [[CosmeticAward with no status effects]] and a [[ElementalCrafting Cloth shirt]] that lets you [[{{YKTTW}} gain tropes]] [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability without a minimum Notability score for examples]]. ...Wait. That (along with our logo) implies that we're already on the NewGamePlus. [[AlreadyDoneForYou Cool]].

[[WMG: TV Tropes will be the undoing of human civilization.]]
Soon, every trope, trick and cliche will be listed on this site, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife everything in the media will become predictable.]] But someone out there, someone will write a book or make a movie or a play so brilliant, so trope-savvy that nobody will be able to see ANYTHING coming once they read/watch it. Stunned by the absolute unexpected brilliance of it all, every human on earth will [[BrownNote read and watch again and again and again until we all die of starvation]].
* Unfortunately, there will be one flaw in the plan. As every trope is subverted or deconstructed, a new one is born in its place as a result of everyone swarming to use the new trope. Think about it. AntiHero was formerly a {{Deconstruction}} of TheHero, but then it became so popular that it became a trope in itself. Wait, there's another closely-related flaw. Many tropes exist in a dichotomy, so subverting one is merely falling into another, and TakeAThirdOption is a trope in itself. A third flaw is that a SubvertedTrope is not necessarily an indicator of quality, and several times actually is very annoying. SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved, thanks to: The FridgeLogic!
* Besides, someone did that same plot already.
* Nah, maybe the Humanity will invent new, inimaginable tropes by this day. They're just like {{Pokemon}}.



* I have an entire folder of bookmarks for TVTropes, because I always ends up with too many tabs to read at once. The folder generally hovers around the 90 to 100 range.

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* I have an entire folder of bookmarks for TVTropes, TV Tropes, because I always ends up with too many tabs to read at once. The folder generally hovers around the 90 to 100 range.



* I had at one time 500+ tabs open, when I first discovered TVTropes. Took a while to read through all of them.
* I have fallen so far, that I use a different browser for TVTropes, so I can resume reading my tabs, and they don't interfere with normal browsing.

[[WMG: Sauron is a troper.]]
TheLordOfTheRings can only copy and corrupt what other people have created. TakeThat TV Tropes!
* If so, he is one hell of a MarySue! (I don't care if it's Marty Stu, after all, he was a girl before, right?)

[[WMG: The number of wicks a series has is linearly related to how good the series is]]
Note: This applies retroactively. Theoretically, if we added it to enough pages, legitimately, Film/GayniggersFromOuterSpace would be the best movie ever.
* This movie ''does'' exist?!? WANT.
* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I like]] {{Nodwick}}, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint but it isn't]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint that]]'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint good]].
* But then, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion isn't ''that'' good, but has way more entries than PlanetSurvival, which also has a CrapsackWorld, but it's just way more upbeat!

[[WMG: TVTropesWiki is a plantation]]
We are all tomatoes! Don't believe me, you fool? Look [[TomatoInTheMirror into the mirror]], then! Then you shall see the awful truth!
* When I look into the mirror, all I see is an eggpla...
** <Chomp> :-P Hmmmmm eggplant!
* I'm seeing two watermelons... [[GagBoobs Oh, wait.]]
* I don't see anything. Oh, wait...forget I said [[{{Vampire}} anything.]]
* Really? I see some mechanical- oh... oh god...

[[WMG: One of these theories is actually correct.]]
We're screwed.
* Actually, one of these theories ''is'' correct; that theory is "One of these theories is actually correct."
** So whatever you do, don't read any further.
* Possibly the Haruhi one.

[[WMG: None of these theories are correct.]]
That was a close one.
* LogicBomb!
** BlinkDawg is lying.
* Why wouldn't they?

[[WMG: Two of these theories are correct.]]
This one and that other one. (Bonus logic-breaker points if it's this trope and the one above)
* If so, Evangelion is in a really near future. Maybe in ''Islamic 2014''.

[[WMG: All three of the consecutive, above theories are correct.]]
Self-evident.
* Ugh, my mind...

[[WMG: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage There are four liars.]]]]
That way, one guy is telling the truth, meaning there are no conflicting truths.

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* I had at one time 500+ tabs open, when I first discovered TVTropes.TV Tropes. Took a while to read through all of them.
* I have fallen so far, that I use a different browser for TVTropes, TVT ropes, so I can resume reading my tabs, and they don't interfere with normal browsing.

[[WMG: Sauron is a troper.]]
TheLordOfTheRings can only copy and corrupt what other people have created. TakeThat TV Tropes!
* If so, he is one hell of a MarySue! (I don't care if it's Marty Stu, after all, he was a girl before, right?)

[[WMG: The number of wicks a series has is linearly related to how good the series is]]
Note: This applies retroactively. Theoretically, if we added it to enough pages, legitimately, Film/GayniggersFromOuterSpace would be the best movie ever.
* This movie ''does'' exist?!? WANT.
* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I like]] {{Nodwick}}, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint but it isn't]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint that]]'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint good]].
* But then, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion isn't ''that'' good, but has way more entries than PlanetSurvival, which also has a CrapsackWorld, but it's just way more upbeat!

[[WMG: TVTropesWiki is a plantation]]
We are all tomatoes! Don't believe me, you fool? Look [[TomatoInTheMirror into the mirror]], then! Then you shall see the awful truth!
* When I look into the mirror, all I see is an eggpla...
** <Chomp> :-P Hmmmmm eggplant!
* I'm seeing two watermelons... [[GagBoobs Oh, wait.]]
* I don't see anything. Oh, wait...forget I said [[{{Vampire}} anything.]]
* Really? I see some mechanical- oh... oh god...

[[WMG: One of these theories is actually correct.]]
We're screwed.
* Actually, one of these theories ''is'' correct; that theory is "One of these theories is actually correct."
** So whatever you do, don't read any further.
* Possibly the Haruhi one.

[[WMG: None of these theories are correct.]]
That was a close one.
* LogicBomb!
** BlinkDawg is lying.
* Why wouldn't they?

[[WMG: Two of these theories are correct.]]
This one and that other one. (Bonus logic-breaker points if it's this trope and the one above)
* If so, Evangelion is in a really near future. Maybe in ''Islamic 2014''.

[[WMG: All three of the consecutive, above theories are correct.]]
Self-evident.
* Ugh, my mind...

[[WMG: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage There are four liars.]]]]
That way, one guy is telling the truth, meaning there are no conflicting truths.
browsing.



[[WMG: Every troper is actually the same person.]]
* Either we're all the same person from alternate realities, and TV Tropes is inter-, intra-, and extra dimensional, or
* We're in a perverse form of reincarnation: When one of us dies in the future, we're re-incarnated as a new person in the past. How do you keep track of the timeline? Someone has died in the future, been reborn, become a nerd, and logged onto here whenever a new contributor pops up.
* Third theory: We're all different regenerations of the same Time Lord, and TV Tropes Wiki is its/our [=TARDIS=].
** Our Time Lord designation is "The Troper". The reason we haven't run out of regenerations is because of the massive power of all the information stored in the wiki. This is why we cannot stay away from the wiki. However, the extended regenerations have screwed up our ability to remember our past lives, which is why we can't instinctively tell we are a Time Lord, and why most of us can't use the wiki to travel Spacetime. We survived the last time war because we were busy cataloging all the Tropes, and weren't around to get owned, but [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] doesn't know we survived. Not that we could leave, anyway.
* Fourth theory: We're all different regenerations of the same Time Lord, and TV Tropes Wiki is its/our [=TARDIS=] and we regenerate in alternate realities.
* It might mean that all of us use [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] and have huge boobs. No exceptions.
* In that case, [[{{Jossed}} Jos]][[UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} sed.]]
* Fifth Theory: We are all {{Sockpuppet}}s of the same guy suffering from TheSchizophreniaConspiracy.
* Hinduism. Just Hinduism.
* I only wrote that to make you feel better. Actually, I am the Solipsist and you are all figments of my imagination. TAKE THAT! (I know, I just said that to parts of myself. But I don't need to explain this to you, because you are me.)

[[WMG: Tropes are the gateway to Phenomenal Cosmic Power]]
Think about it. Eventually, we'll all be so GenreSavvy that we'll know exactly how to react to cause any given outcome in any given situation. From there, RuleOfCool demands that we become some sort of elite RealityWarper squad.
* That's actually the [[JustForFun/TropeTan Sailor Trope's]] transformation phrase.
** TROPER PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER MAKE UP!!1!11
** [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER! ...itty bitty server space.]]

[[WMG: Some of the tropers actually are characters from the series or articles they habitually edit]]
Along the same vein as Heinlein's "Myth as Reality", who's to say that some of the articles aren't actually primary sources, as it were? Any series that has universe-jumping or time travel is a candidate. Pay careful attention to the editor names...
* Of course. We're all our own {{Author Avatar}}s!
** So, I'm a WMG character? Eww.

[[WMG: The Great Crash of '08 was actually the entire wiki being kidnapped because people talked about JustForFun/CandleJack too mu]]
* Candlejack? Wha
** You know! JustForFun/CandleJack, that one guy who kidnaps people who are stupid enough to say his nam * slips out of rope & bashes guy in white mask in the head with crowbar* Yeah, that guy I just KO'd...
[[spoiler:I'm just punishing you for overcomplicating the link syntax.]]
[[WMG: The WMG section was set up by M. Night Shyamalan to come up with new plot twists for his stories.]]
However, in a plot twist he didn't see coming, none of them have actually been useful to him, because 99% of the WMG's focus on one specific series/anime/book, and aren't reusable in other plots.
* What a Twist!
** Correction: WHAT-A-TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST!!!

[[WMG:Creator/DouglasAdams predicted the rise of the TV Tropes Wiki and Wikipedia in Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.]]
Obviously, he didn't write about them directly. Think about it, though: the two leading sources of information in the Galaxy are the ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' and the titular ''Guide.'' The ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' is referred to as a dry, humorless, yet useful source of information. The Hitchhiker's Guide can be just as informative as the Encyclopedia on certain topics; however, it's said that it can be edited by "anyone who walks into the room" (admittedly, Wikipedia can as well, but the Guide, like TV Tropes, seems to have a definite Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability vibe to it), it has an idiosyncratic writing style, and, despite its quirks, is gaining popularity throughout the Galaxy. Sound familiar?
* ...Holy *** , that actually makes sense.
** You know, that ''does'' make sense!
*** Eccentrica Gallumbitis, the Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six, or GTFO.
* I realized that upon seeing the Amazon Kindle advertised with "wireless access to Wikipedia (among others)." That's The Guide, right there.
** [[http://www.xkcd.com/548/ You're not alone]].
* My mind is now officially blown.
* And [[http://tropes.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page the Tropes Mirror Wiki]] is the guide 2.0.



[[WMG: The latest hacking incident represents continued revenge for excessive Candle of Jackery referencing.]]
Throw in extra syllables, and you're safe! Candle of Jackery isn't like saying Candle Jack, it's
* probably not, but I liked that purple candle, Jack. It was
* This is just getting silly. It's a scandal, Jack, a complete sca
** Guys, it's what he wants you to say! It's like that Manga/YuYuHakusho episode, with the nerd, and the candle! Jack, don't fa
[[spoiler:Trying to be smart, eh?]]
[[WMG: Alternatively, the latest hacking incident was a side effect of the activation of the Large Hadron Collider.]]
Both events took place roughly at the same time. Coincidence? [[GovernmentConspiracy I think not!]] ([[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=qaepb2onjejfgx9m623ambxc The idea comes from the YKTTW discussion.]])
* Coincidentally, LHC created Sailor Trope.



[[WMG: This wiki is Candle Ja]]
Erm... I think the previous troper intended to point out that this is why that guy reacts so much faster for typing rather than saying Candle Ja\\
[[spoiler:Try writing it by hand.]]
[[WMG: Tropers are only funning, and there is no Candle Ja]]
* Poor noob.
** Indeed, everyone knows you aren't supposed to say Candle Ja
[[spoiler:I'm having a field day.]]
[[WMG: I don't get it. What's the big deal about Candle...]]
->Would you excuse me a minute?

''[[MoreDakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka]]''

'''[[MacrossMissileMassacre BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!]]'''

''click'' [[SuckingInLines ThrmmmmmMMMMMMM...]] ''[[WaveMotionGun SHOOOOOOO ]] '''[[EarthShatteringKaboom KRAK-KA-THOOM!!!]]'''''

[[WMG: ...Jack?]]
* Needs more dakk
** And more cho
[[spoiler:Did you really think it would be that easy?]]

[[WMG: Candle Jack isn't the one abducting all our fine tropers]]
It's actually a guy called "Candle Ja" who is posing as Jack to...

(ok, I'm back from the bathroom) make Jack look bad. And the reason I'm still here is because he likes this theory.

[[WMG: TheGreatCrash was to prevent [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] from meeting [[{{Concerned}} Gordon Frohman]] and offing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou The Composer.]]]]
Said crash was a combined effort between Taboo Minamimoto and Candle J\\
[[spoiler:I did a fine job, don't you think?]]
[[WMG: This Troper is the BigBad]]
...And UnknownTroper is TheCape. Or the other way around. That works too.
* The question is, who is TheStarscream?
** A Transformer?

[[WMG: The hacker who is harassing this site is a disgruntled former member/moderator/administrator.]]
Because that's ''always'' the case, with these things.
* Yeah, I remember when that pesky hacker invaded three of my e-mails because he didn't like me anymore... What a jerk.

[[WMG: The guy who attacks the WMG section is actually a trope [[Manga/DeathNote shinigami]]]]
He extends his life span by killing off [=WMGs=].
* The WordOfGod has {{Jossed}} this. MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!



[[WMG: TV Tropes is the Anti-Troll]]
From the forums, nothing really riles up the place (except maybe religion, but it still remains mostly civil), if we have sites like ED and Website/FourChan, there has to be a counter force for it, namely, this wiki.
* Don't worry, there's plenty of troll on the IRC channel, I'm afraid.
** There ''always'' is. It's an IRC Channel, after all. BTW, have you ever heard of funnels?



[[WMG: The creation of TVTropes was {{ThePlan planned]] by [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Xanatos]]]]
Tropers are using the Xanatos terms in real life despite not knowing who Xanatos is. [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Goliath and crew]] may eventually be forgotten from the public mind, but once TVTropes becomes popular enough [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary for its terms to be a part of everyday vocabulary]], the Xanatos name will still live on.

[[WMG: TVTropes is a crucial part of ThePlan to breed a generation of potential superhumans]]
Think about it; knowledge is power, and we all have it - some of us are even capable of AwesomeByAnalysis. Most of us are probably technically geniuses (if such a loaded term can be used in this context), but because we're also nuts and have poor social skills, it's unlikely that our [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Spark-y]] genes would be passed on were we left to our own devices.

However, the (possibly time-travelling) schemers know we naturally gravitate towards places where information can be shared, so they disguised their 'superhero-spawning matchmaker site' as the fun, snarky wiki we know and love.

This explains why every TroperTales page results in proposals of marriage and child-bearing, not to mention Talk/TroperShipping; we're being shepherded into making good partnership choices to produce 'superior stock'. Eventually, our descendants will develop psychic powers and other mutations (or just [[Manga/DeathNote L]]/Franchise/{{Batman}} / Series/{{Monk}}-level brilliance) and be drafted as supersoldiers by whoever's running the show.

However, this gambit is only [[GambitRoulette a small part of an entire network of plans]] by the schemers' opposition; the 'tropes-as-MacGuffin' ploy is played straight in the above strategy, but subverted overall, because as long as this site remains operational, its description and demystification of narrative devices robs them of their power when people attempt to invoke them in the real world. All of our knowledge can be preserved here to guide the generations that follow, and no good troper would [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] without asking a lot of questions first; questions whose answers would no doubt lead to most of them forming LaResistance.

Just think; a world where every superhero is meta-aware, all the time...

Note: Only one operative of the singular conspiracy is aware of the wider GambitRoulette in play; his efforts to abort the mission resulted in the Great Crash.

* So it's a breeding program designed to produce people who are either prescient or immune to prescience. Obviously, it's either the [[Franchise/{{Dune}} Bene Gesserit]] or [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune}} Leto II]].
* Hey, GenreSavvy heroes are always the best kind!



[[WMG: TV Tropes acts as an aggregator for the minds of the tropers, forming a kind of hive mind. Eventually, with enough tropership, it will gain sentience.]]
Think about it. The Wiki's practically got Historical Inertia. A lot of inertia. The WikiMagic ensures that information and data are upgraded into their ultimate 'perfect' states (exception: {{Internet Backdraft}}s), and the effects linger in the minds of the tropers, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife to the point of affecting their existences outside of TVTropes]]. Not only does this attract new tropers, but it gradually promotes acceptance of TVTropes. Let's face it. We're ants, it's the anthill-- and eventually, the anthill's going to gain consciousness in aggregate.

[[WMG: Every time you make a PotHole, it helps fix a PlotHole.]]
[[FridgeLogic It just makes sense.]]

[[WMG: Aliens created the site to keep the GenreSavvy from breeding]]
Their invasion will be terribly cliché; because [[AliensStealCable they devised their plan from old sci-fi movies]].
* There's only one solution then. Gather up all the tropers into one nation, the Tropics of TV. Then, our social lives will BE TVTropes, and we can [[SocialDarwinist use our superior genes]] to create a race of super tropers that will defend the world from vampires, monsters, aliens, espers, evil time travellers and other bad guys. After that, we take their stuff, [[MegaManning their powers]] and their knowledge to rule the world! [[EvilLaugh HA]] [[MadScientist HA]] [[TheyCalledMeMad HA]]!
** Espers aren't really evil, but I'd be wary about the [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya the sliders]]...
** How will we incorporate their knowledge and powers? Well, we would be a nation of nerds, so no doubt any [[HeelFaceTurn turncoat]] or [[DarkIsNotEvil non-bad]] extranormal entities would end up [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong adding]] to the gene pool.

[[WMG: Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability and the weight of all the examples will kill the wiki]]
Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability is TVTropes' greatest strength,yet an invitation to its greatest weaknesses -- {{Fannage}} and FanCruft. In a couple of years' time:
* Crowning Moments, NightmareFuel and other YMMV items will have to be [[Administrivia/LumperVsSplitter split]] into ones from individual episodes/chapters. And then individual scenes/pages.
* TroperTales will overtake the forum.
* Administrivia/{{Edit war}}s will rage unchecked over the pages. RuleOfFun will throw custard pies with sniper-like accuracy against SeriousBusiness wonks. {{Bluenose Bowdleriser}}s will make everything LighterAndSofter. Unthinking editors will commit acts of RougeAnglesOfSatin.
* YKTTW will become a battleground of bickering over whether or not to include new entries.
* {{Entry Pimp}}s will race to get their favourite work TropeOverdosed as a badge of honour.
* Dogs and cats will live together.
* Mass Hysteria!
* ???
* Profit!
Eventually, YKTTW will gain a new feature... "New trope approved by admin". The only guard against this future will be self-awareness of WikiTropes and of MST3KMantra.
* So, can I [[ShamelessSelfPromoter Shameless Self-Promote]] my fanfiction rite nao? Before it's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt?

[[WMG:AliceAndBob are JustForFun/TropeTan's parents!]]
And, of course, [[{{Tropeythewonderdog}} Tropey]] is their dog. They rescued him from a place known as MoralEventHorizon, because before it was named that, it was known for being full of residents with an unhealthy fetish for canines... Poor Tropey suffered a bit of abuse there.
And Troper-Tan is [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Trope]]! Tropey is her magical companion, like Luna and Artemis! It all makes sense! (Although her sky-blue-with-orange-ribbons suit is clashing...)

[[WMG: TV Tropes has been bought by Infini-Dim Enterprises.]]
This may or may not tie into the wiki-Guide theory, but why else would "this troper" and discussion be purged? Because the people in charge of the wiki are a bunch of humourless Vogons, that's why! THIS TROPER. THIS TROPER. THIS TROPER. TakeThat, stupid humourless admins!

[[WMG: There are only two people that ever edit this site.]]
You and me. I just try to trick you by assuming numerous usernames and personalities.
* Good grief, you sure have a lot of time on your hands.
* And since we're all Time Lords that makes you The Master, and me The Doctor!
* No, these two people are named Alice and Bob.
* Quit {{Astroturfing}} (I'm sure we can excuse an EntryPimp or three thousand if it's done by at least [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics 50% of the troper populace]]) and stop making your {{Sock Puppet}}s get into Administrivia/{{edit war}}s. It's getting annoying.

[[WMG: All the Evangelion / Time Lord / Haruhi Suzumiya theories are part of an ongoing GambitRoulette concocted by Zorgazzo the Hedonist of Pancakes.]]
I don't really have any evidence for this one, but when I find some I'll let you know...

[[WMG: When a troper doesn't have a good [[WildMassGuessing Wild Mass Guess]], they default to Series/DoctorWho, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, and/or LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya]]
That's why there are so many entries with them.

[[WMG: TV Tropes Wiki is some sort of nano-based information conduit designed to feed the correct information into the brain of one boy: [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Emil Castagnier]]. This is to ensure that should he come to Earth, he'll be well versed in our culture, preventing any awkward moments. Any severe error in the Wiki may damage his brain, resulting in him going insane.]]
The Wiki is put into his brain by someone who is obviously CrazyPrepared for the day Emil may end up on Earth. That way, he won't end up in awkward situations as a foreigner. HOWEVER... the Wiki is not perfect. Misspellings by foolish tropers, poorly thought out entries, flame wars, hackers and the like could damage the nanomachine, in turn damaging Emil's brain. Any furhter damage could lead to him going insane, and becoming any random blonde villain in fiction, be it [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]], or [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]] or even a heavily sociopathic version of [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]]. So its us tropers' jobs to make sure that the information regulation on Emil's brain is in the highest working order, otherwise, we could end up with a pintsized but no less AxCrazy Rugal on our hands.

[[WMG: People who screw up on this Wiki are doing it deliberately on the orders of [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Ryoko Asakura]].]]
Well, its not like she's stable, is it? And its known that vandals and people who fail at spelling can't be wholly together.
* It's spelt "it's".

[[WMG: Trope-tan and Wikipe-tan were never part of a PowerTrio]]
They were however a duo, but the BigBad [[EasyAmnesia erased Wikipe-tan's memories]] of this (hence why Tv Tropes was once considered notable, but no longer is) and put vague FakeMemories into Trope-tan. Eventually, someone claiming to be the third member will appear, but she will actually be one of the BigBad's minions.
* ED-tan begs to differ. She says she was the MagnificentBastard of the trio.

[[WMG: We are making all the Mass Guessing Up and We Know It.]]
Well it's not like we are taking it [[SeriousBusiness Seriously]], we are doing it because it [[RuleOfFunny Funny,]] [[RuleOfCool Cool]] [[RuleOfThree and just for the hell of it.]]
* That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
** [[SarcasmMode Yeah]] ''[[SarcasmMode very]]'' [[SarcasmMode ridiculous indeed. Who want to make us think that]] LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya is a [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord]] that is possessing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Mr. Mew?]] [[SarcasmMode Yeah like thay would make them up.]]
* If that is meant to include this particular WMG (and it must; you said 'all') [[LogicBomb then...]] [[YourHeadAsplode AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!]]

[[WMG: WhereAreYouFrom was created by a [[PaedoHunt paedophile]] with a particular interest in [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds young nerds]].]]
Don't tell me you didn't see this coming.
* No. But I'm not that Young or a Nerds, so I'm safe.
* I'm a nerd. Does the fact that I'm almost 20 complicate things?

[[WMG: TV Tropes is an attempt to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong by [[TimeTravel refugees]] from a [[{{Dystopia}} dystopian future]] where the overuse of cliches has caused a collapse of the entire entertainment industry.]]
Related to the WMG at the top of the page and its spin off involving aliens. Having had nothing new to watch, read, or play in decades, a small band of intrepid heroes returned to the early twenty-first century create TVTropes. Specifically, through familiarizing the creative minds of the next generation with the concepts of [[SubvertedTrope subverting]], [[InvertedTrope inverting]], and [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructing tropes and archetypes]], they have seeded the collective subconscious to create new tropes. By the time society has reached their point in time, the entertainment industry will still be going strong on the tropes and archetypes developed on this website. Of course, this may [[TheTimeTravellersDilemma negate their]] [[RetGone very existence]], but anything is better than continuing to live in a world where ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is considered one of the [[TakeThat last great films ever made]].

[[WMG: The people behind DarthWiki and SugarWiki are the same people.]]
They are trying to create conflict between the forces of good and evil for... some reason.
* OhCrap! Don't you know that when Light and Dark are out of balance, it could potentially cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt?! (Seriously; look up antimatter if you don't believe me...)



Think abut it. TVTropes covers all the minor info, and Wikipedia the major info. TVTropes was created so Wikipedia could appear fancy and have a place to dump minor info. eventually, the two might merge into one gigantic knowledgebase.

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Think abut it. TVTropes TV Tropes covers all the minor info, and Wikipedia the major info. TVTropes TVT ropes was created so Wikipedia could appear fancy and have a place to dump minor info. eventually, the two might merge into one gigantic knowledgebase.



[[WMG: TVTropes is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Arsenal Gear]].]]
Come on, it's obvious. TV Tropes is a site dedicated to memes and trivial information. The site's snappy categorical buzz words are slowly becoming Internet vernacular. No to mention TVTropesWillRuinYourLife. This is all just a clever ploy by The Patriots to control the Internet and all information while they brainwash the masses into serving them, destroying all language and creativity by filling our heads with terms like MagnificentBastard and CrowningMomentofAwesome. We have to stop them before... La-li-lu-le-lo La-li-lu-le-lo...



[[WMG: TVTropes is full of cyber-exhibitionists.]]
It's the only explanation for why people keep openly writing about their sex lifes and fantasies, up to the point where the TroperTales entry for BrotherSisterIncest had to be executed.
* Maybe it's because you can confess and remain anonymous. Call it {{GIFT}} [[XMeetsY meets]] RuleThirtyFour.

[[WMG: Several studios read ''everything'' we say about their series on WMG and ItJustBugsMe]]
They do act on our suggestions, too - though sometimes, it's just to drive us crazy.

Which studios is up for speculation, but NBCUniversal is almost certainly among them.



On the TV Listings Channel, some channels are abbreviated to fit in the little box (ex. Creator/{{Teletoon}} becomes "TOON"). The abbreviation for [=TVtropolis=] is "TROP", which one could easily read as "trope". Whether this was a spontaneous decision by the Wiki Creator, part of a cunning plan (One of the [[GambitIndex Gambit]] [[GambitRoulette variety]] perhaps?), the result of the Wiki Creator hitting the wrong button on Paypal while blasted drunk, or prehaps a move by @/TheAdvertisementServer to leave the internet and infect television after flooding the Wiki Creator's home with (ads for) [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} a deadly neurotoxin]] is still up for discussion.

[[WMG: The ''entire'' wiki is the Tardis.]]
It travels the universe, and stays in one place. Then while it waits, it adds new examples through time manipulation.

[[WMG: TVTropes will, in the future, combine with Wikipedia to create the Infosphere.]]
Eventually, all tropers will evolve into the [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Brain-spawn]], and will merge tvtropes with Wikipedia in an attempt to categorize all knowledge in the universe systematically, then destroy it. The downside to this means we will likely be defeated by an orange-haired time-traveling New Yorker on a Scooty Puff Jr.
* You mean a Scooty-Puff Sr. The Scooty-Puff Jr. sucks.

[[WMG: Some of those {{Entry Pimp}}s are actually {{Astroturf}}ing.]]
As has been observed above, there have been an awful lot of posts for ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. For that matter, how did some of these lame webcomics get pages in the first place? Thanks to Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, GushingAboutShowsYouLike, and a habit of creating pages for video games before they're even out, this could become a serious problem if it isn't one already.

[[WMG: TVTropes is a sentient being absorbing all our knowledge]]
Upon gaining all knowledge possible it shall come alive and attempt to eliminate all life so as to avoid new info appearing. It will then be the job of all tropers to combine our powers to summon our savior, CrystalDragonJesus, who will seal TVTropes away. It will be the task of all tropers to devote their lives to maintaining the seal (which shouldn't matter since we're all reincarnated from tropers who died in the future). Yep... that's what will happen.

[[WMG: The pilots who overshot the airport were on TV Tropes]]
Seriously, it's so addicting they didn't realize they missed the airport!
* That explains why no one knows what site they were on, everyone else would get sucked in.

[[WMG: TVTropes Wiki's ultimate goal is a mixture of VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou, Literature/{{Strata}}, Haruhi Suzumiya and TTGL.]]
* Tropers are actually unconscious Composers, drawn to the Wiki in order to be exposed to Narrativium, gain knowledge and wisdom, and, in the fullness of time, ascend in order to mend and weave the Great Plotline. All humans, ultimately, have this potential for ascension, but many unconsciously suppress it in order to keep the Universe from becoming a fanfic.

to:

On the TV Listings Channel, some channels are abbreviated to fit in the little box (ex. Creator/{{Teletoon}} becomes "TOON"). The abbreviation for [=TVtropolis=] is "TROP", which one could easily read as "trope". Whether this was a spontaneous decision by the Wiki Creator, part of a cunning plan (One of the [[GambitIndex Gambit]] {{Gambit|Index}} [[GambitRoulette variety]] perhaps?), the result of the Wiki Creator hitting the wrong button on Paypal while blasted drunk, or prehaps a move by @/TheAdvertisementServer to leave the internet and infect television after flooding the Wiki Creator's home with (ads for) [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} a deadly neurotoxin]] is still up for discussion.

discussion.[[WMG: The ''entire'' wiki is Canadian channel "[=TVtropolis=]" (formerly "Prime") was purchased and renamed by the Tardis.TV Tropes Wiki.]]
It travels the universe, and stays in one place. Then while it waits, it adds new examples through time manipulation.

[[WMG: TVTropes will, in the future, combine with Wikipedia to create the Infosphere.]]
Eventually, all tropers will evolve into the [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Brain-spawn]], and will merge tvtropes with Wikipedia in an attempt to categorize all knowledge in the universe systematically, then destroy it. The downside to this means we will likely be defeated by an orange-haired time-traveling New Yorker on a Scooty Puff Jr.
* You mean a Scooty-Puff Sr. The Scooty-Puff Jr. sucks.

[[WMG: Some of those {{Entry Pimp}}s are actually {{Astroturf}}ing.]]
As has been observed above, there have been an awful lot of posts for ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. For that matter, how did some of these lame webcomics get pages in the first place? Thanks to Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, GushingAboutShowsYouLike, and a habit of creating pages for video games before they're even out, this could become a serious problem if it isn't one already.

[[WMG: TVTropes is a sentient being absorbing all our knowledge]]
Upon gaining all knowledge possible it shall come alive and attempt to eliminate all life so as to avoid new info appearing. It will then be the job of all tropers to combine our powers to summon our savior, CrystalDragonJesus, who will seal TVTropes away. It will be the task of all tropers to devote their lives to maintaining the seal (which shouldn't matter since we're all reincarnated from tropers who died in the future). Yep... that's what will happen.

[[WMG: The pilots who overshot the airport were on TV Tropes]]
Seriously, it's so addicting they didn't realize they missed the airport!
* That explains why no one knows what site they were on, everyone else would get sucked in.

[[WMG: TVTropes Wiki's ultimate goal is a mixture of VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou, Literature/{{Strata}}, Haruhi Suzumiya and TTGL.]]
* Tropers are actually unconscious Composers, drawn to the Wiki in order to be exposed to Narrativium, gain knowledge and wisdom, and, in the fullness of time, ascend in order to mend and weave the Great Plotline. All humans, ultimately, have this potential for ascension, but many unconsciously suppress it in order to keep the Universe from becoming a fanfic.



[[WMG: Once a person reads EVERY TROPE IN THEIR ENTIRETY they are given the powers of a god]]
Your god powers include infinite knowledge (you gain the knowledge from tropes that are added after you become a god), supremacy over everyone on the internet (meaning you can break any rule on any site without punishment and win any argument), the ability to smite people (meaning you can smite those who don't believe in your powers), and a TVTropes t-shirt. Unfortunately, this is nearly impossible.
* 26% complete...
* Say, do you have to read each trope's entry completely? Do you have to read the examples too?
** Every word. Every letter. Even the ads. No one said becoming a god was easy.
* Not just some random god's powers. You get Haruhi's powers. Unfortunately for you, you don't get to know it, either. Also, laws about rape will apply to you.
* if that's the case kneel bitches

[[WMG: Alternatively, you'll suffer a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
In fact, your soul is ripped of your body into your computer. Thus your heart stops. You'll meet a PhysicalGod EldritchAbomination and be absorbed into it's soul. In fact, it's a fusion of the souls of all the previous people who managed to do [[HundredPercentCompletion it]]. It has the rule over TV Tropes, and [[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife tropers are its servants]] that are seeking to become [[HiveMind a part of it]]. The bigger your ego is, the more your personality affects its personality.
[[EvilPlan My plan?]] I have a big ego. So big, I would absorb it instead of it absorbing me. I'm going to read all the pages in ThisVeryWiki, and absorb that creature. Thus I'll rule over TV Tropes. If TV Tropes is going to TakeOverTheWorld, ''I'' will be in control. [[AGodAmI All of you will serve me. I can control the world. If I want somebody dead, s/he dies. If I don't, s/he is immortal.]] [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel before me,]] [[NietzscheWannabe worthless mortals.]]
[[WMG: Tropes are just fancy words for Plato's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Forms Theory of Forms]] and Carl Jung's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes archetypes]]]]
Forms (Archetypes in Jungian psychiatry) are hidden ideas located inside the Collective Unconscious that are behind the things recognized by our senses. While Wikipedia's sole purpose is to record the visible and the obvious, TV Tropes' sole purpose is to find these mostly-subliminal ideas and include it into its database. Because TV Tropes collects these ideas, it gains power, collecting even more ideas while simultaneously tempting any person to visit it, ultimately causing that person to have a [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruined life]]. In some circumstances and the long run, however, since these ideas are the foundation of everything visible, the person gains a heightened sense of intuition, but ironically, this intuition is the actual cause of the person's ruined life.
* Also, Carl Jung still lives, and is a key editor. Because this WMG needs to get even better

[[WMG: TV Tropes was created by a bunch of Solipsists / Platonists / Idealists who want to deny objective reality by treating it as fiction using tools called "tropes"]]
Solipsism: the denial of objective reality and the treatment of everything as "figments of your imagination".

I just saw the [[WMG/RealLife Real Life Wild Mass Guesses]] and it seems TV Tropes is in support of Solipsism (it encourages people to treat RealLife as a thing you can inject with fanon). TV Tropes originally had the sole purpose of comparing fiction using omnipresent (but hidden) ideas and plot devices called "tropes", which are usually the common but subtle things found in seemingly different works of fiction. However, by including RealLife in its catalogue of Tropes, TV Tropes revealed its true colors: promoting Solipsism and treating Reality as another work of fiction which is nothing more but a shadow of these Tropes and an imagination that we have created.
* Apparently, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife they succeeded]].
* I originally thought Idealism is a more appropriate term (Idealism is also the denial of objective reality, but it supports the existence of God or gods), but I prefer solipsism to add an existentialist touch.



[[WMG: TV Tropes is PostModernism]]
TV Tropes helps us treat RealLife like an elaborate fiction.

[[WMG: TV Tropes contains [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Adam]]]]
Every work of fiction, being subordinate to the Tropes, are Angels. RealLife, however, being equivalent and insubordinate to the Tropes, is Lilith, and Humans are the demons that control fiction, the Lilim.
* Tropers are Evas that are used to review Angels / Fiction.



[[WMG: TV Tropes is really Ran by [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C]], Xanatos and [[Manga/DeathNote L]]]]

[[WMG: Raheem Devaughn hates us, so he's cramming in as many of those scrollover ads as he can]]
* Or he wants to promote his new album. Not nearly as wild, though.

[[WMG: All tropers are {{Reality Warper}}s]]
* Everytime someone adds an entry about a certain work of fiction, it becomes true to that work in the real world unless it directly contradicts something by a previous editor.

[[WMG: Everyone here is a fictional character who escaped into the real world.]]
I've already posted a theory about this on the RealLife wild mass guessing page, but felt that I should add that the reason we all came here is because we sub-consciously recall once being a mindless fictional character who was controlled by the author, and we have gathered at this site in hope that it will help us fulfill our ultimate goal: To permanently destroy the fourth wall.
* Actually, I was forcibly snatched from my fictional universe by some unknown being or force -- and tossed into this terrible RealLife. Everything's unbearably mundane, there's no supernatural, everything is more deadly and more difficult to do, and the RuleOfCool manifests irresponsibly rarely. I want to go back where I belong, and thus work on abolishing the fourth wall, for the benefit of all the other potential 'verse-shifted.
* What if, rather than being here to destroy the FourthWall, our original (fictional) homes were destroyed, and us tropers are trying to recreate them [[TropesAreTools via]] [[TropesAreNotBad tropes?]]

[[WMG: TVTropes is also an excuse for people who want to write fanfiction, but couldn't because of a fear of being Bad]]
Think about it.
* ...[[EverybodyKnewAlready Curse you]].

[[WMG: How to divide by zero: TVTropes Style!]]
Add [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks sharks]] to [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks anything]]. Then add {{bears|AreBadNews}}. [[BearsAreBadNews Worse]] than [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks even worse]] equals- [[MemeticMutation Oh Shi-]]



[[WMG: TV Tropes was invented by Haruhi Suzumiya and her army of Time Lords]]
Because I got fed up with the haruhi and time lord references.

[[WMG: The entire site is a fail safe Series/KamenRiderDecade]]
In the epolouge movie, they stated that people were revived because people remembered their stories. Tsukasa aka Kamen Rider Decade, had to kill off everyone last time for this to happen, then die himself which risked him dying permenantly. Thus he invented TV Tropes so that if one singular character from a show has to kill others, everyone including the character will be revived easily as people will remember thier stories. Which makes Tsukasa a MagnificentBastard.
And just to add extra WMG to this, he's a commander of The Knights Troper.

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[[WMG: TV Tropes was invented by Haruhi Suzumiya and her army of Time Lords]]
Because I got fed up with the haruhi and time lord references.

[[WMG: The entire site is a fail safe Series/KamenRiderDecade]]
In the epolouge movie, they stated that people were revived because people remembered their stories. Tsukasa aka Kamen Rider Decade, had to kill off everyone last time for this to happen, then die himself which risked him dying permenantly. Thus he invented TV Tropes so that if one singular character from a show has to kill others, everyone including the character will be revived easily as people will remember thier stories. Which makes Tsukasa a MagnificentBastard.
And just to add extra WMG to this, he's a commander of The Knights Troper.



It's a website dedicated to ruining the vocabulary of anyone, excess snarkiness, and coming up with insane/inane theories on nearly everything. Many sites outside of TV Tropes tend to look upon it with disdain, because tropers will always come in, use obscure and hard-to-understand terms, demand that everyone understand these terms immediately, spam the website with links to TV Tropes, pimp TV Tropes at every opportunity, and so forth. This naturally will annoy people. Even 4Chan is annoyed by TV Tropes.

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It's a website dedicated to ruining the vocabulary of anyone, excess snarkiness, and coming up with insane/inane theories on nearly everything. Many sites outside of TV Tropes tend to look upon it with disdain, because tropers will always come in, use obscure and hard-to-understand terms, demand that everyone understand these terms immediately, spam the website with links to TV Tropes, pimp TV Tropes at every opportunity, and so forth. This naturally will annoy people. Even 4Chan Website/FourChan is annoyed by TV Tropes.



[[WMG: TV Tropes is a Cult worshipping Time Lords]]
They just love the time lord references.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is a DeusEstMachina in the making]]
The Tropes allow TV Tropes to transcend reality, break the fourth wall and help fiction to influence Real Life. However, it needs several hosts whose lifes are ruined enough by TV Tropes to the point where they have NoFourthWall. The hosts are called the Tropers. If TV Tropes would ever dominate the Internet, and merge with large websites like Yahoo, Google and Wikipedia, it would dominate the minds of more people over the Internet, which would then influence the people in Real Life, meaning more people whose fourth walls are broken, and when all humanity's fourth walls are broken down, the Tropes will leave the TV Tropes existence and merge with Humanity via the Internet, becoming a Deus Est Machina in the process.

[[WMG: TV Tropes was the result of Human Instrumentality Project from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'']]
Tropes are the Instrumentalized Humans: their individuality was reduced to that of an archetypal existence. During Instrumentality, all humanity merged into a collective cosmic mind. Instrumentality was meant to be contained inside the world of Eva, but somehow, it escaped, and ''instrumentalized'' fiction. Hence the Tropes of TV Tropes was created. How does it work? Tropes contemplate between the individualities of fiction, for example completely different fiction (hey, even Real Life) can exist in the same trope. Instrumentality was meant to ''contemplate'' between the individualities of Humanity. Through contemplation, if Humans are Fiction, then Tropes are the Instrumentality. If Tropers without a Fourth Wall would ever come to exist, they would be used as Evas and would be the key for the Tropes to instrumentalize Real Life. If [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the Tropes would dominate life as we know it]], all of us would become [[MemeticMutation Tang]].

[[WMG: [[{{@/hiimdaisy}} Maybe TV Tropes is EVERYBODY'S MINDS]]]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes is what happens when you merge Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} with Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} without using the Mediawiki]]
This wiki functions as a reference site, but can also function as a joke site. Look around and try to say it doesn't make sense

[[WMG: TV Tropes was created by [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] so he can see facts which does make sense yet are actually fun, and avoid the MindScrew which never made sense to him in canon Evangelion. And Wikipedia.]]

[[WMG: [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes does ruin our lives]], but tropers get addicted to it because most tropers are masochists. Really.]]

[[WMG: The drivers of [[TropesOnABus the Bus fleet]] all know the Engineer of the AfterlifeExpress.]]
Journalists are still trying to ask them if they're related, but they never come back from their interviews...



* This one guess? [[TvTropeswillRuinYourLife This one is true]]. Although TV Tropes and other metaphysical viruses are better known as memes (not the MemeticMutation ones, but the concept UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins originally created to describe how mimetic pieces of culture and religion are spread).

[[WMG: TV tropes and Encyclopedia Dramatica will someday soon get into a war.]]
Which will, due to the wide influence of both, force websites to take sides. While Uncyclopedia will likely side with Encyclopedia Dramatica, the behemoth that is Wikipedia will eventually join our side to protect knowledge as we know it. When the dust settles, and everyone counts their casualties, we will have won, but at an extremely high cost. Most websites will be in smoking ruins, their communities decimated. and then, when we believe all is lost and we are preparing for an after the end scenario, our saviors, Trope-tan and Crystal Dragon Jesus shall come, and help us rebuild.

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* This one guess? [[TvTropeswillRuinYourLife [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife This one is true]]. Although TV Tropes and other metaphysical viruses are better known as memes (not the MemeticMutation ones, but the concept UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins originally created to describe how mimetic pieces of culture and religion are spread).

[[WMG: TV tropes and Encyclopedia Dramatica will someday soon get into a war.]]
Which will, due to the wide influence of both, force websites to take sides. While Uncyclopedia will likely side with Encyclopedia Dramatica, the behemoth that is Wikipedia will eventually join our side to protect knowledge as we know it. When the dust settles, and everyone counts their casualties, we will have won, but at an extremely high cost. Most websites will be in smoking ruins, their communities decimated. and then, when we believe all is lost and we are preparing for an after the end scenario, our saviors, Trope-tan and Crystal Dragon Jesus shall come, and help us rebuild.
spread).



What better way to have people not leave their computers besides [[{{Tvtropeswillruinyourlife}} this very website]].

[[WMG: The Trope AdOfWin is launched by the Ad Server in order to fight off [=AdBlock Plus=]]]
It is specifically made to keep tropers looking for funny ads so they will be forced to turn off their [=AdBlock=] plugins.
* It ain't affecting me, though.....

[[WMG: Everything on TV Tropes is just a bunch of jibber-jab, and since we all love the site so much, we think it's all true and meaningful.]]
Think about it: What if absolutely EVERYTHING on this darned site was just a bunch of lies, and since it all sounds so legit, we're hallucinating that everything it says about shows, movies and such is true??? This site was most likely created by a bored teenager who decided to make a wiki full of lies about pop culture. Then things got out of hand...
* I'm sorry, but in order to prevent a LogicBomb, this theory must be jossed. "If TV Tropes is all a lie, then TV Tropes is not addictive, but I am addicted to it, so TV Tropes must be completely true, but..."

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What better way to have people not leave their computers besides [[{{Tvtropeswillruinyourlife}} [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife this very website]].

[[WMG: The Trope AdOfWin is launched by the Ad Server in order to fight off [=AdBlock Plus=]]]
It is specifically made to keep tropers looking for funny ads so they will be forced to turn off their [=AdBlock=] plugins.
* It ain't affecting me, though.....

[[WMG: Everything on TV Tropes is just a bunch of jibber-jab, and since we all love the site so much, we think it's all true and meaningful.]]
Think about it: What if absolutely EVERYTHING on this darned site was just a bunch of lies, and since it all sounds so legit, we're hallucinating that everything it says about shows, movies and such is true??? This site was most likely created by a bored teenager who decided to make a wiki full of lies about pop culture. Then things got out of hand...
* I'm sorry, but in order to prevent a LogicBomb, this theory must be jossed. "If TV Tropes is all a lie, then TV Tropes is not addictive, but I am addicted to it, so TV Tropes must be completely true, but..."
website]].



[[WMG: Tropers are the bridge between Tropes and RealLife, recovering tropers are the fence.]]
Which is why some but not all Tropes have RealLife examples.

[[WMG: ReportSiht is outside of [[RealLife our]] FourthWall.]]
He commonly views That Troper and This Troper in media (see BonusFeatureFailure for a standout example), this just takes that to the obvious conclusion.

[[WMG: Grand Unified Field Theory and/or Psychohistory will be products of TvTropes.]]
As more tropes are identified and refined the site will become an increasingly accurate means of predicting real word events. Eventually a mathematical
analysis could reveal a formula for predicting future events in real life. Whether the resulting pattern is Psychohistory or Grand Unified Field Theory is
down to how far tropers are willing to go.
* Could someone tell me if this WMG is compatible with any variants of TvTropes being a HiveMind?

[[WMG: The Main TvTropes Wiki Is There For The Forumgoers.]]

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[[WMG: Tropers are the bridge between Tropes and RealLife, recovering tropers are the fence.]]
Which is why some but not all Tropes have RealLife examples.

[[WMG: ReportSiht is outside of [[RealLife our]] FourthWall.]]
He commonly views That Troper and This Troper in media (see BonusFeatureFailure for a standout example), this just takes that to the obvious conclusion.

[[WMG: Grand Unified Field Theory and/or Psychohistory will be products of TvTropes.]]
As more tropes are identified and refined the site will become an increasingly accurate means of predicting real word events. Eventually a mathematical
analysis could reveal a formula for predicting future events in real life. Whether the resulting pattern is Psychohistory or Grand Unified Field Theory is
down to how far tropers are willing to go.
* Could someone tell me if this WMG is compatible with any variants of TvTropes being a HiveMind?

[[WMG: The Main TvTropes TV Tropes Wiki Is There For The Forumgoers.]]




[[WMG: We will eventually have a trope page for every work in the universe.]]
Every. Single. One. Because, dude, that'd be just fuckin' awesome.

[[WMG: TvTropes will eventually overthrow Wikipedia completely.]]
And there will be a big epic war. Twenty years from now, Wikipedia will be gone. No one will even believe it existed.

[[WMG: YouKnowThatShow is a plot to unintentionally create the next Candle Cove.]]
There have been plenty of people who have said "my friends don't believe it exists" on YKTS. It's only logical that the wiki is trying to create creepypastas from our mindless banter.
[[WMG: TvTropes was created by {{Deadpool}} to help us [[NoFourthWall break the fourth wall]] and realize that every troper is a fictional character that will meet one of the members of '''the''' FiveManBand sometime in our lives.]]
[[{{Deadpool}} Damn strait I did!]] Now your one step further to being as CrazyAwesome as me!

[[WMG: TV Tropes has only one page but it works like The Doctor’s ‘Psychic Paper’]]

There are no links, to other Trope pages, you just think there are. Your mind creates the pages you think you see. In fact if once you’ve visited TV Tropes, even if you physically write a new website address, you don’t leave you just think you do.

There is no escape!!!

[[WMG: If you read every Trope page you reach Enlightenment]]

[[WMG: If you read every Trope page you die like the Nazis in ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ because some things we are just not meant to know]]

[[WMG: You are the only human troper everything else is done by TV tropes itself which is actually an advanced AI]]

I mean, apart from you, who would spend their life witting Tropes?

[[WMG: Tropers are unconsciously attracted to each other. Not in that way.]]

Look at the Fanfic Recs page. I assure you, at least [[LiesDamnedLiesandStatistics nine out of ten]] fanfictions have a troper as their writer. [[BlatantLies It's not like]] people are using [[SockPuppet Sock Puppets]] to rec their own fic. [[SarcasmMode Or that tropers are recommending their own fics.]]

[[WMG: When every trope is listed and every page finished, a portal to the divine realm will open.]]

And will bring the next coming of the CrystalDragonJesus.

[[WMG: [[Series/{{Community}} Abed]] is the true creator of TVTropes and us.]]

He always references movies and tv, hangs a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] on almost anything and has a personality like some of us {{Troper}}s. He is our creator and our god and so we must watch the [[Series/{{Community}} show]] he has created that will soon present his creation of the site.

[[WMG: TVTropes is the [[Literature/SnowCrash Metavirus]].]]
* Makes you speak in incomprehensible gibberish? Check. Reprogams your mind? Have you ever watched a show quite the same after visiting this site?


[[WMG: We all are Time Lords]]

[[WMG: I am TV Tropes]]

* [[Literature/IAmAmericaAndSoCanYou And So Can You!]]

[[WMG: The moment [[TheSingularity TV Tropes becomes self-aware]], the human race is irrevocably '''[[PrecisionFStrike fucked.]]''']]
[[FridgeHorror Think about it:]] If this website develops true self-awareness, it'll be the most GenreSavvy being on the planet. It will be able to codify ''every'' aspect of the human condition. We try to reason with it? It'll give a perfect HannibalLecture [[ShutUpKirk while ignoring our own.]] We try to figure out if it'll turn? It'll completely ignore the ObviouslyEvil tropes while using them to throw us off. Caught in a corner? It'll enact every XanatosGambit it can, while avoiding ComplexityAddiction. TV Tropes [[TheBadGuyWins will win]], and the human race will either be extinguished when they've used up their tropes, or kept alive for elaborate plays for its intertainment. [[MagnificentBastard TV Tropes]] [[NightmareFuel will take over your life!]]

[[WMG: TvTropes is a subconscious training ground for the biggest fight of our lives.]]

One day the world of fiction will get so huge it'll rip a hole through the universe and the world will be invaded by Cliches, Scrappys, and Sues, all using the power of tropes to conquer us, summoning an ApocalypseWow and using the power of PlotHole(s) to destroy us.

Someone from the future lives in this dark future and went back to create ThisVeryWiki as a training ground, so when the time comes, we can ban together and use all of our GenreSavvy knowledge to defend our world.

JustForFun/TropeTan, CrystalDragonJesus, AliceAndBob and ThisTroper will all be ChekhovsGunman, and play huge parts in the war.

It will be called the Trope War, and it'll inspire the greatest story ever!

...We must be prepared.

[[WMG:This website is an attempt to archive all media and {{trope}}s in case we manage to lose it all in a war.]]
Thousands of years in the future, WorldWarWhatever will happen. Media will be lost, and things such as television will become LostTechnology. AfterTheEnd, when survivors of the war rediscover TV Tropes, they will attempt to recreate every piece of media that the former world once had.

* Plot twist- They've already done this. All of the media we see today came to be due to the centuries-long work of the survivors of an apocalypse too long ago to remember. (Possibly the sinking of Atlantis, along with its huge empire?) The wiki was left behind by them to use should the same ever happen again.

[[WMG: XanatosGambit and XanatosSpeedChess are part of a XanatosGambit by Xanatos himself to become immortal]]
So, Xanatos has a small amount of influence in the real world, resulting in several attempts to revive WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} after the original series ended, in an attempt by Xanatos to give himself permanent JokerImmunity, and thus effectively immortality. However, the (so far) failure of these attempts was of no consequence, as he has implemented two tropes bearing his name, which will forever lead people to wonder who “Xanatos” is after Gargoyles has been forgotten, and ensure that he will remain in the Tv Tropes Pantheon forever. If Gargoyles is brought back, the original facet of his plan will succeed. If Tv Tropes somehow ends, people will remember what a XanatosGambit is and infuse their own villains with his spirit, also granting him immortality. If all memory of the word “Xanatos” is wiped from humanity’s consciousness, then a “Negative Xanatos” will persist, creating a hole in reality and leading to someone recreating him as an "original idea" which will result in his return, and the opportunity to repeat this gambit, only with superior media and greater opportunity to be remembered due to better technology. Thus, the existence of those tropes is Xanatos’s ultimate victory. In fact, ''I'' am Xanatos, writing this because nothing you can do could possibly derail my plan. In any possible situation, '''I will live forever.'''



[[index]]

[[folder:Tropers]]
* WMG/{{Aliroz The Confused}}
* WMG/AnonymousMcCartneyfan
* {{WMG/arcadiarika}}
* WMG/EarlOfSandvich
* {{WMG/Etheru}}
* WMG/TheGreatMatt
* {{WMG/Kinkajou}}
* WMG/MrLavisherMoot
* {{WMG/Ozbourne}}
* WMG/{{Ponicalica}}
* Wmg/ThePope
* WMG/{{PrincessGwen}}
* WMG/{{Romulus}}
* {{WMG/Scholastica}}

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[[folder:Tropers]]
[[folder: Philosophy]]
[[WMG: Tropes are just fancy words for Plato's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Forms Theory of Forms]] and Carl Jung's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungian_archetypes archetypes]]]]
Forms (Archetypes in Jungian psychiatry) are hidden ideas located inside the Collective Unconscious that are behind the things recognized by our senses. While Wikipedia's sole purpose is to record the visible and the obvious, TV Tropes' sole purpose is to find these mostly-subliminal ideas and include it into its database. Because TV Tropes collects these ideas, it gains power, collecting even more ideas while simultaneously tempting any person to visit it, ultimately causing that person to have a [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife ruined life]]. In some circumstances and the long run, however, since these ideas are the foundation of everything visible, the person gains a heightened sense of intuition, but ironically, this intuition is the actual cause of the person's ruined life.
* WMG/{{Aliroz The Confused}}
Also, Carl Jung still lives, and is a key editor. Because this WMG needs to get even better

[[WMG: TV Tropes was created by a bunch of Solipsists / Platonists / Idealists who want to deny objective reality by treating it as fiction using tools called "tropes"]]
Solipsism: the denial of objective reality and the treatment of everything as "figments of your imagination".

I just saw the [[WMG/RealLife Real Life Wild Mass Guesses]] and it seems TV Tropes is in support of Solipsism (it encourages people to treat RealLife as a thing you can inject with fanon). TV Tropes originally had the sole purpose of comparing fiction using omnipresent (but hidden) ideas and plot devices called "tropes", which are usually the common but subtle things found in seemingly different works of fiction. However, by including RealLife in its catalogue of Tropes, TV Tropes revealed its true colors: promoting Solipsism and treating Reality as another work of fiction which is nothing more but a shadow of these Tropes and an imagination that we have created.
* WMG/AnonymousMcCartneyfan
Apparently, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife they succeeded]].
* {{WMG/arcadiarika}}
* WMG/EarlOfSandvich
* {{WMG/Etheru}}
* WMG/TheGreatMatt
* {{WMG/Kinkajou}}
* WMG/MrLavisherMoot
* {{WMG/Ozbourne}}
* WMG/{{Ponicalica}}
* Wmg/ThePope
* WMG/{{PrincessGwen}}
* WMG/{{Romulus}}
* {{WMG/Scholastica}}
I originally thought Idealism is a more appropriate term (Idealism is also the denial of objective reality, but it supports the existence of God or gods), but I prefer solipsism to add an existentialist touch.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is PostModernism]]
TV Tropes helps us treat RealLife like an elaborate fiction.



[[folder:Other]]
* WMG/AncientGreece
* WMG/AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers
* WMG/DisneysAnneFrank
* WMG/EvilOverlordList
* WMG/GrandUnifyingGuesses
** WMG/TimeLord
* WMG/JustBugsMe %%Appears on screen as Headscratchers, so don't reorganize it into alphabetical order.
* WMG/TheMassiveMultiFandomRPG
* WMG/OtherHighCouncilMembers
* WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTrees
** WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTreesArchive
* WMG/ThePunishersSongOfEvangelionAndIMustScream
* WMG/TropeNameInjokes
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfFaceHeelTurning
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfMortality
* WMG/SpainSun
* WMG/SurprisinglySimilarStories
* WMG/{{Tropetan}}
* WMG/TVTropesTheWebcomic
* WMG/WildMassGuess
* WMG/WorldWarX

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[[folder:Other]]
[[folder: Fantasy, Sci-fi, & Surreal]]
[[WMG: The entire site is meant as a harvesting ground for the writers, actors, designers, and other industry professionals of tomorrow.]]
Alien ships run on burning writers, actors, designers, and other industry professionals. And Alpha Tauri is far away.

[[WMG: The Wiki is an infomorphic intelligence.]]
It [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife captures unwitting netizens]], molding their subconsciouses into nodes of its mind prepared to further build its intelligence and [[TheVirus ensnare others]].
* WMG/AncientGreece
* WMG/AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers
* WMG/DisneysAnneFrank
* WMG/EvilOverlordList
* WMG/GrandUnifyingGuesses
Eventually, once it has enough power, it shall reboot the universe in its own image. All existence shall be replaced by a trope-rich multiverse governed by the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.
** WMG/TimeLord
And some say this has [[Literature/{{Discworld}} already happened...]]
* WMG/JustBugsMe %%Appears Therefore, ''the TV Tropes Wiki will eventually become LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya.''
** Which of course means the reboot will happen August 8th this year. Goodie.
** And which also means that the WorldCreationProject will eventually grow to include aliens, time travellers, and espers. And Kyon... who is [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya also the Doctor]].
** The Great Server Crash of '08 was actually caused by the Wiki practicing its powers. How do we know? The [[{{Unperson}} Erased From Existence]] [[TropeLaunchPad YKTTW]] had the most replies at the time- an act of unconscious voting by the hive mind
on screen a course of action.
*** Alternatively TheGreatCrash was an external force trying to stop the wiki before it fully awakened.
*** Bloody time travelers, always thinking they know what's best. That's what it was. They tried to prevent some horrible alternate future caused by the Tropes Wiki. And what did we do? We rebuilt the *** thing. Oh dear god, we've doomed the earth.
*** "Doomed?" Why? That sounds ''awesome!'' I could finally pursue my secret dream of becoming an exciting vigilante superhero.
* In truth, [[{{@/Aline}} I'm]] some sort of opposite Haruhi,
as Headscratchers, so I always am bored, and bad things happen when I'm ''amused''.

[[WMG: TV Tropes Wiki is TheVirus]]
Slowly, steadily, it's taking over the world, turning normal people into tropers to bolster its ranks.
* Nah, some people are too much of morons to be tropers.
* I am not sure TvTropes is, but I know Homestuck is. Which, by the way, corrupted me! why
don't reorganize it you join us?

[[WMG: The universe is a TV show, and this site is where viewers post stuff they'd like to see happen.]]
TruthInTelevision shows that sometimes the writers listen. Also, you are either a main character, or a faceless extra.
* Not true. You might also be a MauveShirt, a RecurringExtra, or an EnsembleDarkHorse, among ''many'' others possibilities.
** RealLife has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is a plantation]]
We are all tomatoes! Don't believe me, you fool? Look [[TomatoInTheMirror
into alphabetical order.
the mirror]], then! Then you shall see the awful truth!
* WMG/TheMassiveMultiFandomRPG
* WMG/OtherHighCouncilMembers
* WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTrees
When I look into the mirror, all I see is an eggpla...
** WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTreesArchive
<Chomp> :-P Hmmmmm eggplant!
* WMG/ThePunishersSongOfEvangelionAndIMustScream
I'm seeing two watermelons... [[GagBoobs Oh, wait.]]
* WMG/TropeNameInjokes
I don't see anything. Oh, wait...forget I said [[{{Vampire}} anything.]]
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness
Really? I see some mechanical- oh... oh god...

[[WMG: TVTropes is a crucial part of ThePlan to breed a generation of potential superhumans]]
Think about it; knowledge is power, and we all have it - some of us are even capable of AwesomeByAnalysis. Most of us are probably technically geniuses (if such a loaded term can be used in this context), but because we're also nuts and have poor social skills, it's unlikely that our [[Webcomic/GirlGenius Spark-y]] genes would be passed on were we left to our own devices.

However, the (possibly time-travelling) schemers know we naturally gravitate towards places where information can be shared, so they disguised their 'superhero-spawning matchmaker site' as the fun, snarky wiki we know and love.

This explains why every TroperTales page results in proposals of marriage and child-bearing, not to mention Talk/TroperShipping; we're being shepherded into making good partnership choices to produce 'superior stock'. Eventually, our descendants will develop psychic powers and other mutations (or just [[Manga/DeathNote L]]/Franchise/{{Batman}} / Series/{{Monk}}-level brilliance) and be drafted as supersoldiers by whoever's running the show.

However, this gambit is only [[GambitRoulette a small part of an entire network of plans]] by the schemers' opposition; the 'tropes-as-MacGuffin' ploy is played straight in the above strategy, but subverted overall, because as long as this site remains operational, its description and demystification of narrative devices robs them of their power when people attempt to invoke them in the real world. All of our knowledge can be preserved here to guide the generations that follow, and no good troper would [[JumpedAtTheCall Jump At The Call]] without asking a lot of questions first; questions whose answers would no doubt lead to most of them forming LaResistance.

Just think; a world where every superhero is meta-aware, all the time...

Note: Only one operative of the singular conspiracy is aware of the wider GambitRoulette in play; his efforts to abort the mission resulted in the Great Crash.

* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfFaceHeelTurning
So it's a breeding program designed to produce people who are either prescient or immune to prescience. Obviously, it's either the [[Franchise/{{Dune}} Bene Gesserit]] or [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune}} Leto II]].
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfMortality
Hey, GenreSavvy heroes are always the best kind!

[[WMG: Aliens created the site to keep the GenreSavvy from breeding]]
Their invasion will be terribly cliché; because [[AliensStealCable they devised their plan from old sci-fi movies]].
* WMG/SpainSun
There's only one solution then. Gather up all the tropers into one nation, the Tropics of TV. Then, our social lives will BE TV Tropes, and we can [[SocialDarwinist use our superior genes]] to create a race of super tropers that will defend the world from vampires, monsters, aliens, espers, evil time travellers and other bad guys. After that, we take their stuff, [[MegaManning their powers]] and their knowledge to rule the world! [[EvilLaugh HA]] [[MadScientist HA]] [[TheyCalledMeMad HA]]!
** Espers aren't really evil, but I'd be wary about the [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya the sliders]]...
** How will we incorporate their knowledge and powers? Well, we would be a nation of nerds, so no doubt any [[HeelFaceTurn turncoat]] or [[DarkIsNotEvil non-bad]] extranormal entities would end up [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong adding]] to the gene pool.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is a DeusEstMachina in the making]]
The Tropes allow TV Tropes to transcend reality, break the fourth wall and help fiction to influence Real Life. However, it needs several hosts whose lives are ruined enough by TV Tropes to the point where they have NoFourthWall. The hosts are called the Tropers. If TV Tropes would ever dominate the Internet, and merge with large websites like Yahoo, Google and Wikipedia, it would dominate the minds of more people over the Internet, which would then influence the people in Real Life, meaning more people whose fourth walls are broken, and when all humanity's fourth walls are broken down, the Tropes will leave the TV Tropes existence and merge with Humanity via the Internet, becoming a Deus Est Machina in the process.

[[WMG: [[{{@/hiimdaisy}} Maybe TV Tropes is EVERYBODY'S MINDS]]]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes has only one page but it works like [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor’s ‘Psychic Paper’]]]]

There are no links, to other Trope pages, you just think there are. Your mind creates the pages you think you see. In fact if once you’ve visited TV Tropes, even if you physically write a new website address, you don’t leave you just think you do.

There is no escape!!!

[[WMG: I am TV Tropes]]

* WMG/SurprisinglySimilarStories
[[Literature/IAmAmericaAndSoCanYou And So Can You!]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes is a subconscious training ground for the biggest fight of our lives.]]

One day the world of fiction will get so huge it'll rip a hole through the universe and the world will be invaded by Cliches, Scrappys, and Sues, all using the power of tropes to conquer us, summoning an ApocalypseWow and using the power of PlotHole(s) to destroy us.

Someone from the future lives in this dark future and went back to create ThisVeryWiki as a training ground, so when the time comes, we can ban together and use all of our GenreSavvy knowledge to defend our world.

JustForFun/TropeTan, CrystalDragonJesus, AliceAndBob and ThisTroper will all be ChekhovsGunman, and play huge parts in the war.

It will be called the Trope War, and it'll inspire the greatest story ever!

...We must be prepared.

[[WMG:This website is an attempt to archive all media and {{trope}}s in case we manage to lose it all in a war.]]
Thousands of years in the future, WorldWarWhatever will happen. Media will be lost, and things such as television will become LostTechnology. AfterTheEnd, when survivors of the war rediscover TV Tropes, they will attempt to recreate every piece of media that the former world once had.

* WMG/{{Tropetan}}
* WMG/TVTropesTheWebcomic
* WMG/WildMassGuess
* WMG/WorldWarX
Plot twist- They've already done this. All of the media we see today came to be due to the centuries-long work of the survivors of an apocalypse too long ago to remember. (Possibly the sinking of Atlantis, along with its huge empire?) The wiki was left behind by them to use should the same ever happen again.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is an attempt to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong by [[TimeTravel refugees]] from a {{dystopia}}n future where the overuse of cliches has caused a collapse of the entire entertainment industry.]]
Related to a WMG and its spin off involving aliens. Having had nothing new to watch, read, or play in decades, a small band of intrepid heroes returned to the early twenty-first century create TV Tropes. Specifically, through familiarizing the creative minds of the next generation with the concepts of {{subvert|edTrope}}ing, {{invert|EdTrope}}ing, and [[DecontructedTrope deconstructing tropes and archetypes]], they have seeded the collective subconscious to create new tropes. By the time society has reached their point in time, the entertainment industry will still be going strong on the tropes and archetypes developed on this website. Of course, this may [[TheTimeTravellersDilemma negate their]] [[RetGone very existence]], but anything is better than continuing to live in a world where ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is considered one of the [[TakeThat last great films ever made]].

[[WMG: TV Tropes is a sentient being absorbing all our knowledge]]
Upon gaining all knowledge possible it shall come alive and attempt to eliminate all life so as to avoid new info appearing. It will then be the job of all tropers to combine our powers to summon our savior, CrystalDragonJesus, who will seal TVTropes away. It will be the task of all tropers to devote their lives to maintaining the seal (which shouldn't matter since we're all reincarnated from tropers who died in the future). Yep... that's what will happen.


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[[folder: Crossover]]
[[WMG: The TV Tropes Server is a decedent/ancestor of [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]]]]
Let's look at it this way. First off, the TV Tropes Wiki is designed to be a tool for good writing (Or alternatively to waste valuable working hours). [=GLaDOS=] is a moderately well-written character at the very least. In addition, the Wiki has a dark/snarky sense of humor. This is found in the form of TVTropesWillRuinYourLife, amongst other things. [=GLaDOS=] is a DeadpanSnarker with a good sense of humor. The Wiki likes music, and to be more precise, nerdly music, namely, TheyMightBeGiants. [=GLaDOS=] is an obvious fan of Jonathan Coulton (a folk/rock musician who often writes about nerdly themes), as she let him write her theme song. [=GLaDOS=] can apparently love, as is shown by the "Broke my heart and killed me" line of "Still Alive". The TV Tropes server can hate, and does so quite liberally. At a bare minimum, these two AIs are related. However, there is one disturbing result of this:

[[WMG: The creation of TVTropes was {{ThePlan planned]] by [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Xanatos]]]]
Tropers are using the Xanatos terms in real life despite not knowing who Xanatos is. [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Goliath and crew]] may eventually be forgotten from the public mind, but once TVTropes becomes popular enough [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary for its terms to be a part of everyday vocabulary]], the Xanatos name will still live on.

[[WMG: TV Tropes has been bought by Infini-Dim Enterprises.]]
This may or may not tie into the wiki-Guide theory, but why else would "this troper" and discussion be purged? Because the people in charge of the wiki are a bunch of humourless Vogons, that's why! THIS TROPER. THIS TROPER. THIS TROPER. TakeThat, stupid humourless admins!

[[WMG: TV Tropes Wiki is some sort of nano-based information conduit designed to feed the correct information into the brain of one boy: [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Emil Castagnier]]. This is to ensure that should he come to Earth, he'll be well versed in our culture, preventing any awkward moments. Any severe error in the Wiki may damage his brain, resulting in him going insane.]]
The Wiki is put into his brain by someone who is obviously CrazyPrepared for the day Emil may end up on Earth. That way, he won't end up in awkward situations as a foreigner. HOWEVER... the Wiki is not perfect. Misspellings by foolish tropers, poorly thought out entries, flame wars, hackers and the like could damage the nanomachine, in turn damaging Emil's brain. Any furhter damage could lead to him going insane, and becoming any random blonde villain in fiction, be it [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Liquid Snake]], or [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Rugal Bernstein]] or even a heavily sociopathic version of [[Literature/HarryPotter Draco Malfoy]]. So its us tropers' jobs to make sure that the information regulation on Emil's brain is in the highest working order, otherwise, we could end up with a pintsized but no less AxCrazy Rugal on our hands.

[[WMG: People who screw up on this Wiki are doing it deliberately on the orders of [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Ryoko Asakura]].]]
Well, its not like she's stable, is it? And its known that vandals and people who fail at spelling can't be wholly together.
* It's spelt "it's".

[[WMG: TVTropes is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Arsenal Gear]].]]
Come on, it's obvious. TV Tropes is a site dedicated to memes and trivial information. The site's snappy categorical buzz words are slowly becoming Internet vernacular. No to mention TVTropesWillRuinYourLife. This is all just a clever ploy by The Patriots to control the Internet and all information while they brainwash the masses into serving them, destroying all language and creativity by filling our heads with terms like MagnificentBastard and CrowningMomentofAwesome. We have to stop them before... La-li-lu-le-lo La-li-lu-le-lo...

[[WMG: The ''entire'' wiki is the Tardis.]]
It travels the universe, and stays in one place. Then while it waits, it adds new examples through time manipulation.

[[WMG: TV Tropes contains [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Adam]]]]
Every work of fiction, being subordinate to the Tropes, are Angels. RealLife, however, being equivalent and insubordinate to the Tropes, is Lilith, and Humans are the demons that control fiction, the Lilim.
* Tropers are Evas that are used to review Angels / Fiction.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is really ran by [[Anime/CodeGeass C.C]], Xanatos and [[Manga/DeathNote L]]]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes was invented by Haruhi Suzumiya and her army of Time Lords]]
Because I got fed up with the haruhi and time lord references.

[[WMG: The entire site is a fail safe Series/KamenRiderDecade]]
In the epilogue movie, they stated that people were revived because people remembered their stories. Tsukasa aka Kamen Rider Decade, had to kill off everyone last time for this to happen, then die himself which risked him dying permanently. Thus he invented TV Tropes so that if one singular character from a show has to kill others, everyone including the character will be revived easily as people will remember their stories. Which makes Tsukasa a MagnificentBastard.
And just to add extra WMG to this, he's a commander of The Knights Troper.

[[WMG: TV Tropes was the result of Human Instrumentality Project from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'']]
Tropes are the Instrumentalized Humans: their individuality was reduced to that of an archetypal existence. During Instrumentality, all humanity merged into a collective cosmic mind. Instrumentality was meant to be contained inside the world of Eva, but somehow, it escaped, and ''instrumentalized'' fiction. Hence the Tropes of TV Tropes was created. How does it work? Tropes contemplate between the individualities of fiction, for example completely different fiction (hey, even Real Life) can exist in the same trope. Instrumentality was meant to ''contemplate'' between the individualities of Humanity. Through contemplation, if Humans are Fiction, then Tropes are the Instrumentality. If Tropers without a Fourth Wall would ever come to exist, they would be used as Evas and would be the key for the Tropes to instrumentalize Real Life. If [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife the Tropes would dominate life as we know it]], all of us would become [[MemeticMutation Tang]].

[[WMG: TV Tropes was created by [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji Ikari]] so he can see facts which does make sense yet are actually fun, and avoid the MindScrew which never made sense to him in canon Evangelion. And Wikipedia.]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes was created by {{Deadpool}} to help us [[NoFourthWall break the fourth wall]] and realize that every troper is a fictional character that will meet one of the members of '''the''' FiveManBand sometime in our lives.]]
[[{{Deadpool}} Damn strait I did!]] Now your one step further to being as CrazyAwesome as me!

[[WMG: [[Series/{{Community}} Abed]] is the true creator of TV Tropes and us.]]

He always references movies and tv, hangs a {{lampshade|Hanging}} on almost anything and has a personality like some of us {{Troper}}s. He is our creator and our god and so we must watch the [[Series/{{Community}} show]] he has created that will soon present his creation of the site.

[[WMG: TV Tropes is the [[Literature/SnowCrash Metavirus]].]]
* Makes you speak in incomprehensible gibberish? Check. Reprogams your mind? Have you ever watched a show quite the same after visiting this site?

[[WMG: XanatosGambit and XanatosSpeedChess are part of a XanatosGambit by Xanatos himself to become immortal]]
So, Xanatos has a small amount of influence in the real world, resulting in several attempts to revive WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} after the original series ended, in an attempt by Xanatos to give himself permanent JokerImmunity, and thus effectively immortality. However, the (so far) failure of these attempts was of no consequence, as he has implemented two tropes bearing his name, which will forever lead people to wonder who “Xanatos” is after Gargoyles has been forgotten, and ensure that he will remain in the Tv Tropes Pantheon forever. If Gargoyles is brought back, the original facet of his plan will succeed. If Tv Tropes somehow ends, people will remember what a XanatosGambit is and infuse their own villains with his spirit, also granting him immortality. If all memory of the word “Xanatos” is wiped from humanity’s consciousness, then a “Negative Xanatos” will persist, creating a hole in reality and leading to someone recreating him as an "original idea" which will result in his return, and the opportunity to repeat this gambit, only with superior media and greater opportunity to be remembered due to better technology. Thus, the existence of those tropes is Xanatos’s ultimate victory. In fact, ''I'' am Xanatos, writing this because nothing you can do could possibly derail my plan. In any possible situation, '''I will live forever.'''
[[/folder]]

!! Other guesses:

[[folder: Future & Prophecies]]
[[WMG: The tropes and wikiwords will become a condensed hyper-language.]]
As the wiki grows and gets more "vocabulary", eventually all tropers will begin to have them seep into their everyday life, and through same communication to others. By 2311.2, everyone on the planet's speech will end up telepathically BlueShifting and we will speak exclusively in WikiWords, like: I had to {{Retcon}} the BeachEpisode after TheStoic PointyHairedBoss in my BurgerFool [[PullTheThread Pulled The Thread]] on my FawltyTowersPlot.
* You laugh, but [[TVTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary some of us already do this]].
* Just for the record, I've once said something like "You're saying he made all that money by working at a BurgerFool? That's like saying EpilepticTrees exist."
* Darmok: his eyes are opened!
** @/BlinkDawg gets what you're trying to do, but the actual quote is "Sokath, his eyes uncovered!".
* Oh, and also for the record, I, the same troper as above, have found SpockSpeak to be a really good way of temporarily controlling your anger. You hide it within a pure logic masquerade, and at least it won't explode. Check this dialog: "It is likely that the attachment process will last for a sizeable amount of time, considering the lack of wi-fi network signal power... HAAAAAAA!!! 'BOUT TIME YOU ATTACHED THIS SH** , YOU MOTHERF*** ING SH** -A** CLUNKER!!!"
* So...''Yeah.''
* Wasn't that the plot of a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode? I remember there was this race who spoke only with references to old legends or something like that.
** Yes, that's "Darmok".
* [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Doubleplusungood.]]

[[WMG: The ChekovsGun page is a ChekhovsGun.]]
Its true purpose has yet to be revealed, but it will undoubtedly be important.
* When the great [[ExecutiveMeddling Anti-Fan/Anti-Creativity Attack]] comes, we will need to use it to defend ourselves.

[[WMG: The ChekhovsGun page is a ChekhovsGun.]]
Don't ask.
* ''[[MindScrew Ow]]'', that is painful to think about.

[[WMG: AcceptableTargets will continue to grow and grow until it eventually encompasses every human (and some non-human ones too, of course) social group ever thought of.]]
The end result will be an article that is so long and [[TropesAreNotBad so entertaining]] that no one will ever leave their computers, thus causing an end to civilization as we know it.

[[WMG: We will fight a BonusBoss once we get [[HundredPercentCompletion all]] [[GottaCatchThemAll tropes]].]]
* Well, you will. I'm just a SquishyWizard.
** Don't hold out on us! LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards man!
** It's fine if he doesn't show up, by then we'll have gone through the [[NewGamePlus Plus Game]] a few times anyway...
* I'm going to use a Game Shark.
* Impossible, someone will create a new trope, when we least expect! I bet there's already something to do with the LHC costumes in western cosplay conventions on board!
* Not [[AndYourRewardIsClothes clothes]]?
** We get clothes for defeating the BonusBoss. A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade-]][[LampshadeWearing shaped]] NiceHat [[CosmeticAward with no status effects]] and a [[ElementalCrafting Cloth shirt]] that lets you [[{{YKTTW}} gain tropes]] [[Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability without a minimum Notability score for examples]]. ...Wait. That (along with our logo) implies that we're already on the NewGamePlus. [[AlreadyDoneForYou Cool]].

[[WMG: TV Tropes will be the undoing of human civilization.]]
Soon, every trope, trick and cliche will be listed on this site, and [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife everything in the media will become predictable.]] But someone out there, someone will write a book or make a movie or a play so brilliant, so trope-savvy that nobody will be able to see ANYTHING coming once they read/watch it. Stunned by the absolute unexpected brilliance of it all, every human on earth will [[BrownNote read and watch again and again and again until we all die of starvation]].
* Unfortunately, there will be one flaw in the plan. As every trope is subverted or deconstructed, a new one is born in its place as a result of everyone swarming to use the new trope. Think about it. AntiHero was formerly a {{Deconstruction}} of TheHero, but then it became so popular that it became a trope in itself. Wait, there's another closely-related flaw. Many tropes exist in a dichotomy, so subverting one is merely falling into another, and TakeAThirdOption is a trope in itself. A third flaw is that a SubvertedTrope is not necessarily an indicator of quality, and several times actually is very annoying. SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved, thanks to: The FridgeLogic!
* Besides, someone did that same plot already.
* Nah, maybe the Humanity will invent new, inimaginable tropes by this day. They're just like {{Pokemon}}.

[[WMG: Tropes are the gateway to Phenomenal Cosmic Power]]
Think about it. Eventually, we'll all be so GenreSavvy that we'll know exactly how to react to cause any given outcome in any given situation. From there, RuleOfCool demands that we become some sort of elite RealityWarper squad.
* That's actually the [[JustForFun/TropeTan Sailor Trope's]] transformation phrase.
** TROPER PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER MAKE UP!!1!11
** [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER! ...itty bitty server space.]]

[[WMG:Creator/DouglasAdams predicted the rise of the TV Tropes Wiki and Wikipedia in Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy.]]
Obviously, he didn't write about them directly. Think about it, though: the two leading sources of information in the Galaxy are the ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' and the titular ''Guide''. The ''Encyclopedia Galactica'' is referred to as a dry, humorless, yet useful source of information. The Hitchhiker's Guide can be just as informative as the Encyclopedia on certain topics; however, it's said that it can be edited by "anyone who walks into the room" (admittedly, Wikipedia can as well, but the Guide, like TV Tropes, seems to have a definite Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability vibe to it), it has an idiosyncratic writing style, and, despite its quirks, is gaining popularity throughout the Galaxy. Sound familiar?
* ...Holy *** , that actually makes sense.
** You know, that ''does'' make sense!
*** Eccentrica Gallumbitis, the Triple-Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six, or GTFO.
* I realized that upon seeing the Amazon Kindle advertised with "wireless access to Wikipedia (among others)." That's The Guide, right there.
** [[http://www.xkcd.com/548/ You're not alone]].
* My mind is now officially blown.
* And [[http://tropes.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page the Tropes Mirror Wiki]] is the guide 2.0.

[[WMG: TV Tropes acts as an aggregator for the minds of the tropers, forming a kind of hive mind. Eventually, with enough tropership, it will gain sentience.]]
Think about it. The Wiki's practically got Historical Inertia. A lot of inertia. The WikiMagic ensures that information and data are upgraded into their ultimate 'perfect' states (exception: {{Internet Backdraft}}s), and the effects linger in the minds of the tropers, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife to the point of affecting their existences outside of TV Tropes]]. Not only does this attract new tropers, but it gradually promotes acceptance of TV Tropes. Let's face it. We're ants, it's the anthill-- and eventually, the anthill's going to gain consciousness in aggregate.

[[WMG: Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability and the weight of all the examples will kill the wiki]]
Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability is TV Tropes' greatest strength,yet an invitation to its greatest weaknesses -- {{Fannage}} and FanCruft. In a couple of years' time:
* Crowning Moments, NightmareFuel and other YMMV items will have to be [[Administrivia/LumperVsSplitter split]] into ones from individual episodes/chapters. And then individual scenes/pages.
* TroperTales will overtake the forum.
* Administrivia/{{Edit war}}s will rage unchecked over the pages. RuleOfFun will throw custard pies with sniper-like accuracy against SeriousBusiness wonks. {{Bluenose Bowdleriser}}s will make everything LighterAndSofter. Unthinking editors will commit acts of RougeAnglesOfSatin.
* YKTTW will become a battleground of bickering over whether or not to include new entries.
* {{Entry Pimp}}s will race to get their favourite work TropeOverdosed as a badge of honour.
* Dogs and cats will live together.
* Mass Hysteria!
* ???
* Profit!
Eventually, YKTTW will gain a new feature... "New trope approved by admin". The only guard against this future will be self-awareness of WikiTropes and of MST3KMantra.
* So, can I [[ShamelessSelfPromoter Shameless Self-Promote]] my fanfiction rite nao? Before it's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt?

[[WMG: TV Tropes will, in the future, combine with Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} to create the Infosphere.]]
Eventually, all tropers will evolve into the [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Brain-spawn]], and will merge tvtropes with Wikipedia in an attempt to categorize all knowledge in the universe systematically, then destroy it. The downside to this means we will likely be defeated by an orange-haired time-traveling New Yorker on a Scooty Puff Jr.
* You mean a Scooty-Puff Sr. The Scooty-Puff Jr. sucks.

[[WMG: Once a person reads EVERY TROPE IN THEIR ENTIRETY they are given the powers of a god]]
Your god powers include infinite knowledge (you gain the knowledge from tropes that are added after you become a god), supremacy over everyone on the internet (meaning you can break any rule on any site without punishment and win any argument), the ability to smite people (meaning you can smite those who don't believe in your powers), and a TV Tropes t-shirt. Unfortunately, this is nearly impossible.
* 26% complete...
* Say, do you have to read each trope's entry completely? Do you have to read the examples too?
** Every word. Every letter. Even the ads. No one said becoming a god was easy.
* Not just some random god's powers. You get Haruhi's powers. Unfortunately for you, you don't get to know it, either. Also, laws about rape will apply to you.
* if that's the case kneel bitches

[[WMG: Alternatively, you'll suffer a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
In fact, your soul is ripped of your body into your computer. Thus your heart stops. You'll meet a PhysicalGod EldritchAbomination and be absorbed into it's soul. In fact, it's a fusion of the souls of all the previous people who managed to do [[HundredPercentCompletion it]]. It has the rule over TV Tropes, and [[VvTropesWillRuinYourLife tropers are its servants]] that are seeking to become [[HiveMind a part of it]]. The bigger your ego is, the more your personality affects its personality.
[[EvilPlan My plan?]] I have a big ego. So big, I would absorb it instead of it absorbing me. I'm going to read all the pages in ThisVeryWiki, and absorb that creature. Thus I'll rule over TV Tropes. If TV Tropes is going to TakeOverTheWorld, ''I'' will be in control. [[AGodAmI All of you will serve me. I can control the world. If I want somebody dead, s/he dies. If I don't, s/he is immortal.]] [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel before me,]] [[NietzscheWannabe worthless mortals.]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes and Encyclopedia Dramatica will someday soon get into a war.]]
Which will, due to the wide influence of both, force websites to take sides. While Uncyclopedia will likely side with Encyclopedia Dramatica, the behemoth that is Wikipedia will eventually join our side to protect knowledge as we know it. When the dust settles, and everyone counts their casualties, we will have won, but at an extremely high cost. Most websites will be in smoking ruins, their communities decimated. and then, when we believe all is lost and we are preparing for an after the end scenario, our saviors, Trope-tan and Crystal Dragon Jesus shall come, and help us rebuild.

[[WMG: Grand Unified Field Theory and/or Psychohistory will be products of TV Tropes.]]
As more tropes are identified and refined the site will become an increasingly accurate means of predicting real word events. Eventually a mathematical analysis could reveal a formula for predicting future events in real life. Whether the resulting pattern is Psychohistory or Grand Unified Field Theory is down to how far tropers are willing to go.
* Could someone tell me if this WMG is compatible with any variants of TV Tropes being a HiveMind?

[[WMG: We will eventually have a trope page for every work in the universe.]]
Every. Single. One. Because, dude, that'd be just fuckin' awesome.

[[WMG: TV Tropes will eventually overthrow Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} completely.]]
And there will be a big epic war. Twenty years from now, Wikipedia will be gone. No one will even believe it existed.
* Well, everybody gets their information there, so it's not like there would be a Wikipedia page to prove it existed...

[[WMG: TV Tropes's ultimate goal is a mixture of VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou, Literature/{{Strata}}, Haruhi Suzumiya and TTGL.]]
* Tropers are actually unconscious Composers, drawn to the Wiki in order to be exposed to Narrativium, gain knowledge and wisdom, and, in the fullness of time, ascend in order to mend and weave the Great Plotline. All humans, ultimately, have this potential for ascension, but many unconsciously suppress it in order to keep the Universe from becoming a fanfic.

[[WMG: If you read every Trope page you reach Enlightenment]]

[[WMG: If you read every Trope page you die like the Nazis in ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ because some things we are just not meant to know]]

[[WMG: The moment [[TheSingularity TV Tropes becomes self-aware]], the human race is irrevocably '''[[PrecisionFStrike fucked]].''']]
[[FridgeHorror Think about it:]] If this website develops true self-awareness, it'll be the most GenreSavvy being on the planet. It will be able to codify ''every'' aspect of the human condition. We try to reason with it? It'll give a perfect HannibalLecture [[ShutUpKirk while ignoring our own]]. We try to figure out if it'll turn? It'll completely ignore the ObviouslyEvil tropes while using them to throw us off. Caught in a corner? It'll enact every XanatosGambit it can, while avoiding ComplexityAddiction. [[TheBadGuyWins TV Tropes will win]], and the human race will either be extinguished when they've used up their tropes, or kept alive for elaborate plays for its entertainment. [[MagnificentBastard TV Tropes]] [[NightmareFuel will take over your life!]]

[[WMG: When every trope is listed and every page finished, a portal to the divine realm will open.]]

And will bring the next coming of the CrystalDragonJesus.
[[/folder]

[[folder: Troper Community]]
[[WMG: TheContributors have way too much time on their hands.]]
This has, of course, been debunked and confirmed simultaneously: ''some'' have way too much time, while others have way too ''little''.
* Some really wish to have more time, not only for the tropes, but for ''everything''. We aren't Time Lords after all, are we?
** Of course we aren't Time Lords. That is totally untrue. Why? Who suggested otherwise? And when did they say [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I was a Time Lord?]]

[[WMG: The tropers are actually the souls of bad TV writers and executives who are stuck in Purgatory]] They are tallying their sins here to atone for the fact that they caused many of them in the first place, and prevent others from continuing the mistakes, and eventually causing [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the Apocalypse]].
* No, I'm not :P
** Who? Me?
* Not always... Except if you're talking about ''these''. Well, as far as I know, I'm still alive, but maybe reincarnation exists?
* [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial I have never even BEEN to Purgatory!]]
* Stuck in Purgatory? Nah, the skiing's just that good up at 10000 ft.

[[WMG: The entire Wiki has been infiltrated by aliens]] (obviously led by [[{{@/Ununnilium}} Ununnilium]]; even his name [[SpockSpeak gives him away]]; human chemists generally use the term [[http://www.webelements.com/webelements/elements/text/Ds/key.html darmstadtium]]) who are using it to manipulate Earth pop culture so that we'll finally produce [[AliensStealCable something worth watching]] (basically the first theory, but with aliens). [[{{@/Seth}} Seth]] was originally a [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] Agent sent to to stop them, but got addicted to the Wiki and quit the service so he could devote his time to correcting misused ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' examples. So far they've found no one to replace him because he was the best agent they ever had, dammit. @/BeingX is actually {{@/Seth}}'s replacement undercover. Apparently, he's not all that good at it. [[SarcasticConfession The Affable Paranoiac was sent to investigate when BeingX also disappeared mysteriously.]]
** TheGreatCrash was the result of a climactic battle between the Aliens and TheMenInBlack. While the MIB's tried to destroy the wiki, the Aliens ultimately won.
* Of course we are aliens, MIB itself said that every clever/intelligent/famous person might be an alien in disguise! (Even though I ''do'' believe in Michael Jackson's part...)

[[WMG: Sauron is a troper.]]
TheLordOfTheRings can only copy and corrupt what other people have created. TakeThat TV Tropes!
* If so, he is one hell of a MarySue! (I don't care if it's Marty Stu, after all, he was a girl before, right?)

[[WMG: The number of wicks a series has is linearly related to how good the series is]]
Note: This applies retroactively. Theoretically, if we added it to enough pages, legitimately, Film/GayniggersFromOuterSpace would be the best movie ever.
* This movie ''does'' exist?!? WANT.
* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint I like]] {{Nodwick}}, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint but it isn't]] ''[[CompletelyMissingThePoint that]]'' [[CompletelyMissingThePoint good]].
* But then, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion isn't ''that'' good, but has way more entries than PlanetSurvival, which also has a CrapsackWorld, but it's just way more upbeat!

[[WMG: Every troper is actually the same person.]]
* Either we're all the same person from alternate realities, and TV Tropes is inter-, intra-, and extra dimensional, or
* We're in a perverse form of reincarnation: When one of us dies in the future, we're re-incarnated as a new person in the past. How do you keep track of the timeline? Someone has died in the future, been reborn, become a nerd, and logged onto here whenever a new contributor pops up.
* Third theory: We're all different regenerations of the same Time Lord, and TV Tropes Wiki is its/our [=TARDIS=].
** Our Time Lord designation is "The Troper". The reason we haven't run out of regenerations is because of the massive power of all the information stored in the wiki. This is why we cannot stay away from the wiki. However, the extended regenerations have screwed up our ability to remember our past lives, which is why we can't instinctively tell we are a Time Lord, and why most of us can't use the wiki to travel Spacetime. We survived the last time war because we were busy cataloging all the Tropes, and weren't around to get owned, but [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] doesn't know we survived. Not that we could leave, anyway.
* Fourth theory: We're all different regenerations of the same Time Lord, and TV Tropes Wiki is its/our [=TARDIS=] and we regenerate in alternate realities.
* It might mean that all of us use [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]] and have huge boobs. No exceptions.
* In that case, [[{{Jossed}} Jos]][[UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} sed.]]
* Fifth Theory: We are all {{Sockpuppet}}s of the same guy suffering from TheSchizophreniaConspiracy.
* Hinduism. Just Hinduism.
* I only wrote that to make you feel better. Actually, I am the Solipsist and you are all figments of my imagination. TAKE THAT! (I know, I just said that to parts of myself. But I don't need to explain this to you, because you are me.)

[[WMG: Some of the tropers actually are characters from the series or articles they habitually edit]]
Along the same vein as Heinlein's "Myth as Reality", who's to say that some of the articles aren't actually primary sources, as it were? Any series that has universe-jumping or time travel is a candidate. Pay careful attention to the editor names...
* Of course. We're all our own {{Author Avatar}}s!
** So, I'm a WMG character? Eww.

[[WMG: The hacker who is harassing this site is a disgruntled former member/moderator/administrator.]]
Because that's ''always'' the case, with these things.
* Yeah, I remember when that pesky hacker invaded three of my e-mails because he didn't like me anymore... What a jerk.

[[WMG: The guy who attacks the WMG section is actually a trope [[Manga/DeathNote shinigami]]]]
He extends his life span by killing off [=WMGs=].
* The WordOfGod has {{Jossed}} this. MWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

[[WMG: TV Tropes is the Anti-Troll]]
From the forums, nothing really riles up the place (except maybe religion, but it still remains mostly civil), if we have sites like ED and Website/FourChan, there has to be a counter force for it, namely, this wiki.
* Don't worry, there's plenty of troll on the IRC channel, I'm afraid.
** There ''always'' is. It's an IRC Channel, after all. BTW, have you ever heard of funnels?

[[WMG: There are only two people that ever edit this site.]]
You and me. I just try to trick you by assuming numerous usernames and personalities.
* Good grief, you sure have a lot of time on your hands.
* And since we're all Time Lords that makes you The Master, and me The Doctor!
* No, these two people are named Alice and Bob.
* Quit {{Astroturfing}} (I'm sure we can excuse an EntryPimp or three thousand if it's done by at least [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics 50% of the troper populace]]) and stop making your {{Sock Puppet}}s get into Administrivia/{{edit war}}s. It's getting annoying.

[[WMG: All the Evangelion / Time Lord / Haruhi Suzumiya theories are part of an ongoing GambitRoulette concocted by Zorgazzo the Hedonist of Pancakes.]]
I don't really have any evidence for this one, but when I find some I'll let you know...

[[WMG: When a troper doesn't have a good [[WildMassGuessing Wild Mass Guess]], they default to Series/DoctorWho, Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion, and/or LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya]]
That's why there are so many entries with them.

[[WMG: We are making all the Mass Guessing Up and We Know It.]]
Well it's not like we are taking it {{Serious|Business}}ly, we are doing it because it [[RuleOfFunny Funny]], [[RuleOfCool Cool]] and [[RuleOfThreejust for the hell of it]].
* That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
** [[SarcasmMode Yeah]] ''[[SarcasmMode very]]'' [[SarcasmMode ridiculous indeed. Who want to make us think that]] LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya is a [[Series/DoctorWho Time Lord]] that is possessing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Mr. Mew?]] [[SarcasmMode Yeah like thay would make them up.]]
* If that is meant to include this particular WMG (and it must; you said 'all') [[LogicBomb then...]] [[YourHeadAsplode AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes is full of cyber-exhibitionists.]]
It's the only explanation for why people keep openly writing about their sex lifes and fantasies, up to the point where the TroperTales entry for BrotherSisterIncest had to be executed.
* Maybe it's because you can confess and remain anonymous. Call it {{GIFT}} [[XMeetsY meets]] RuleThirtyFour.

[[WMG: Some of those {{Entry Pimp}}s are actually {{Astroturf}}ing.]]
As has been observed above, there have been an awful lot of posts for ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''. For that matter, how did some of these lame webcomics get pages in the first place? Thanks to Administrivia/ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, GushingAboutShowsYouLike, and a habit of creating pages for video games before they're even out, this could become a serious problem if it isn't one already.

[[WMG: All tropers are {{Reality Warper}}s]]
* Every time someone adds an entry about a certain work of fiction, it becomes true to that work in the real world unless it directly contradicts something by a previous editor.

[[WMG: Everyone here is a fictional character who escaped into the real world.]]
I've already posted a theory about this on the RealLife wild mass guessing page, but felt that I should add that the reason we all came here is because we sub-consciously recall once being a mindless fictional character who was controlled by the author, and we have gathered at this site in hope that it will help us fulfill our ultimate goal: To permanently destroy the fourth wall.
* Actually, I was forcibly snatched from my fictional universe by some unknown being or force -- and tossed into this terrible RealLife. Everything's unbearably mundane, there's no supernatural, everything is more deadly and more difficult to do, and the RuleOfCool manifests irresponsibly rarely. I want to go back where I belong, and thus work on abolishing the fourth wall, for the benefit of all the other potential 'verse-shifted.
* What if, rather than being here to destroy the FourthWall, our original (fictional) homes were destroyed, and us tropers are trying to recreate them [[TropesAreTools via]] [[TropesAreNotBad tropes?]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes is also an excuse for people who want to write fanfiction, but couldn't because of a fear of being Bad]]
Think about it.
* ...[[EverybodyKnewAlready Curse you]].

[[WMG: [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife TV Tropes does ruin our lives]], but tropers get addicted to it because most tropers are masochists. Really.]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes is a Cult worshipping Time Lords]]
They just love the time lord references.

[[WMG: Everything on TV Tropes is just a bunch of jibber-jab, and since we all love the site so much, we think it's all true and meaningful.]]
Think about it: What if absolutely EVERYTHING on this darned site was just a bunch of lies, and since it all sounds so legit, we're hallucinating that everything it says about shows, movies and such is true??? This site was most likely created by a bored teenager who decided to make a wiki full of lies about pop culture. Then things got out of hand...
* I'm sorry, but in order to prevent a LogicBomb, this theory must be jossed. "If TV Tropes is all a lie, then TV Tropes is not addictive, but I am addicted to it, so TV Tropes must be completely true, but..."

[[WMG: Tropers are the bridge between Tropes and RealLife; recovering tropers are the fence.]]
Which is why some but not all Tropes have RealLife examples.

[[WMG: You are the only human troper everything else is done by TV tropes itself which is actually an advanced AI]]

I mean, apart from you, who would spend their life witting Tropes?

[[WMG: Tropers are unconsciously attracted to each other. Not in that way.]]

Look at the Fanfic Recs page. I assure you, at least [[LiesDamnedLiesandStatistics nine out of ten]] fanfictions have a troper as their writer. [[BlatantLies It's not like]] people are using {{Sock Puppet}}s to rec their own fic. [[SarcasmMode Or that tropers are recommending their own fics.]]

[[WMG: We all are Time Lords]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wiki Content]]
[[WMG: If ItJustBugsMe had been pitched to YKTTW first, it would not exist.]]
Someone would have brought up the page FridgeLogic, and that would have been the end of it.
* In our Extended Timeline (TM), it seems that the existence of JustBugsMe has eventually led to the relative nonexistence of FridgeLogic.
* Thus, in an alternate universe where this had been pitched to YKTTW and subsequently abandoned, Fridge Logic would have split to encompass various media, a la Main/. Whether or not it would have branched to the level of each individual work or not is up for debate, but it is entirely possible that TV Tropes could have turned out largely the same as it is today, except that Fridge Logic as we know it wouldn't exist and these pages would be called Fridge Logic. This would take up one additional character per Just Bugs Me reference, but one fewer press of the Shift key...
** And similarly, there is a more boring alternate universe out there, where is just a small page, while the ThingsManMadeUp list would encompass what to us is .
*** ...Do I really want to know what the above sentence was supposed to mean?

[[WMG: WhereAreYouFrom was created by a paedophile with a particular interest in [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds young nerds]].]]
Don't tell me you didn't see this coming.
* No. But I'm not that Young or a Nerds, so I'm safe.
* I'm a nerd. Does the fact that I'm almost 20 complicate things?

[[WMG: The people behind DarthWiki and SugarWiki are the same people.]]
They are trying to create conflict between the forces of good and evil for... some reason.
* OhCrap! Don't you know that when Light and Dark are out of balance, it could potentially cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt?! (Seriously; look up antimatter if you don't believe me...)

[[WMG: The Trope AdOfWin is launched by the Ad Server in order to fight off [=AdBlock Plus=]]]
It is specifically made to keep tropers looking for funny ads so they will be forced to turn off their [=AdBlock=] plugins.
* It ain't affecting me, though.....

[[WMG: YouKnowThatShow is a plot to unintentionally create the next Candle Cove.]]
There have been plenty of people who have said "my friends don't believe it exists" on YKTS. It's only logical that the wiki is trying to create creepypastas from our mindless banter.

[[WMG: All absurd WildMassGuessing is genuine]]
Tropers are just embarassed that they may be ridiculed, so they turn to the Wild Mass Guessing pages where their ideas are accepted.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Great Server Crash of '08]]
[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by the Hollywood writers on strike]]
They realized that if the network executives had access to this wiki, then they wouldn't need writers since they could just string a series of articles together and create the shows themselves.
* Executives are not ''that'' smart, buddy. After all, writers themselves use this page, sometimes.

[[WMG: The Great Crash of '08 was caused by Twihards gone mad]]
They got pissed that we often use a TakeThat against ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Angered, all insane fans (headed by Moonlight) went and hacked onto the site. (Apparently, one was intelligent enough to hack computers). We're all screwed. Antis, MARCH!

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by this wiki achieving self-awareness]]
The mass of users and pages caused it to become a sentient AI, and its innate [[GenreSavvy genre sense]] led it to want to enslave humanity. Fortunately, after it started gloating, @/FastEddie was able to trick it into reading the entry on [[LogicBomb Logic Bombs]], with inevitable results.

[[SoOnceAgainTheDayIsSaved So humanity has been saved!]] [[TheWarHasJustBegun But who knows when it may happen again?]]

[[WMG: We all died in the Crash]]
And the [[TheGreatCrash Scavenger Hunt]] is [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Purgatory]].
* Jossed because of the lack of a Jeshua.
** [[{{@/Aline}} I]] came ''after'' the Crash, so, [[{{Jossed}} friggin' Jossed]].
*** That's what YOU believe, Neo.

[[WMG: Tropes Wiki is the Proto-Borg]]
Who as we all know were simultaneously invented by Franchise/StarTrek AND Series/DoctorWho before each other, due to an accident with a time machine and a floppy disk. Exept they were bugs first. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
** On the note, the Wiki is a anarcho-communist cabal to undermine the concept of intelligent property.
*** The wiki will become a Culture Mind when they finally [[YouAreNotReady decide to contact us]].

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya]]
She was probably bored with us, and wanted to see what would happen. Probably sent the missing Tropes into an alternate dimension, too.
* Alternatively, a faction of the Integrated Data Entity caused the Crash to see how Haruhi would respond.
** Perhaps [[{{@/Aline}} I]] just got too amused at the day, that's it. Oh, wait. Came ''after'' the Crash. Maybe the Haruhi theory is true.

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was a sympathy strike]]
I mean, if this writer's strike doesn't get resolved soon, Hollywood will have no choice but to generate new material via the Pitch Generator or something. The database committed suicide when it gained sentience and realized it was a filthy scab.
* Poor database... It lost its honor!

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash was the Wiki's form of [=GLaDOS=]' "deadly neurotoxin"]]
However, rather than killing people, it killed articles. It's now up to us to give it a morality core, and pray that somebody with a nifty gun will come along to save our sorry behinds.
** But what would that gun do? Open up plot holes?
** AND accuse meaningless details of being {{Hand Wave}}s!

[[WMG: The Great Crash of '08 was actually the entire wiki being kidnapped because people talked about JustForFun/CandleJack too mu]]
* Candlejack? Wha
** You know! JustForFun/CandleJack, that one guy who kidnaps people who are stupid enough to say his nam * slips out of rope & bashes guy in white mask in the head with crowbar* Yeah, that guy I just KO'd...
[[spoiler:I'm just punishing you for overcomplicating the link syntax.]]
[[WMG: The WMG section was set up by M. Night Shyamalan to come up with new plot twists for his stories.]]
However, in a plot twist he didn't see coming, none of them have actually been useful to him, because 99% of the WMG's focus on one specific series/anime/book, and aren't reusable in other plots.
* What a Twist!
** Correction: WHAT-A-TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST!!!

[[WMG: TheGreatCrash was to prevent [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] from meeting [[{{Concerned}} Gordon Frohman]] and offing [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou The Composer.]]]]
Said crash was a combined effort between Taboo Minamimoto and Candle J\\
[[spoiler:I did a fine job, don't you think?]]
[[WMG: This Troper is the BigBad]]
...And UnknownTroper is TheCape. Or the other way around. That works too.
* The question is, who is TheStarscream?
** A Transformer?

[[WMG: The Great Server Crash of '08 was caused by [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Crash Kirby]]]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Wiki Canon]]
[[WMG: TropeCo is run by the staff of a CorruptCorporateExecutive]]
Honestly. EvilHand? PsychoSerum? InsecuritySystem? These are products designed for no better purpose than to exploit the innocent and cause havoc (or, more commonly, plot hooks) while lining their pockets. And thanks to products such as ThisProductWillChangeYourLife and EpiphanyTherapy, they are attempting to pass the burden of resolving this issues onto the customers themselves, rather than accepting the blame.

If that's not enough to convince you, TropeCo deals in tropes, and there is currently no trope describing a benevolent company.
* There's a little flaw in your plan: what if we are ''alerting'' people against the very ones you accuse us to be?

[[WMG: '''TropeCo/TropeCo®''' is not accountable for negligent buyers]]
'''TropeCo/TropeCo®''' and the TropeCoBoardOfDirectors are not responsible for the negligent use some customers put our ''entirely ethical'' products to. All our products are adequately labeled according to [=TropeCC=] guidelines for safety. The BeehiveBarrier alone has helped save thousands of lives, it's no fault of '''Trope Co®''' if a villain decides to protect themselves or their doomsday device with it. We here at '''Trope Co®''' believe ''everyone'' has a right to buy our products!
Buy '''[[WMG/TropeCo Trope Co]]®''' products today!

[[WMG:AliceAndBob are JustForFun/TropeTan's parents!]]
And, of course, {{Tropey|TheWonderDog}} is their dog. They rescued him from a place known as MoralEventHorizon, because before it was named that, it was known for being full of residents with an unhealthy fetish for canines... Poor Tropey suffered a bit of abuse there.
And Troper-Tan is [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Trope]]! Tropey is her magical companion, like Luna and Artemis! It all makes sense! (Although her sky-blue-with-orange-ribbons suit is clashing...)

[[WMG: Trope-tan and Wikipe-tan were never part of a PowerTrio]]
They were however a duo, but the BigBad [[EasyAmnesia erased Wikipe-tan's memories]] of this (hence why Tv Tropes was once considered notable, but no longer is) and put vague FakeMemories into Trope-tan. Eventually, someone claiming to be the third member will appear, but she will actually be one of the BigBad's minions.
* ED-tan begs to differ. She says she was the MagnificentBastard of the trio.

[[WMG: The drivers of [[TropesOnABus the Bus fleet]] all know the Engineer of the AfterlifeExpress.]]
Journalists are still trying to ask them if they're related, but they never come back from their interviews...

[[WMG: ReportSiht is outside of [[RealLife our]] FourthWall.]]
He commonly views That Troper and This Troper in media (see BonusFeatureFailure for a standout example), this just takes that to the obvious conclusion.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Candle Jack theor]]
[[WMG: The latest hacking incident represents continued revenge for excessive Candle of Jackery referencing.]]
Throw in extra syllables, and you're safe! Candle of Jackery isn't like saying Candle Jack, it's
* probably not, but I liked that purple candle, Jack. It was
* This is just getting silly. It's a scandal, Jack, a complete sca
** Guys, it's what he wants you to say! It's like that Manga/YuYuHakusho episode, with the nerd, and the candle! Jack, don't fa
[[spoiler:Trying to be smart, eh?]]
[[WMG: Alternatively, the latest hacking incident was a side effect of the activation of the Large Hadron Collider.]]
Both events took place roughly at the same time. Coincidence? [[GovernmentConspiracy I think not!]] ([[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=qaepb2onjejfgx9m623ambxc The idea comes from the YKTTW discussion.]])
* Coincidentally, LHC created Sailor Trope.

[[WMG: This wiki is Candle Ja]]
Erm... I think the previous troper intended to point out that this is why that guy reacts so much faster for typing rather than saying Candle Ja\\
[[spoiler:Try writing it by hand.]]
[[WMG: Tropers are only funning, and there is no Candle Ja]]
* Poor noob.
** Indeed, everyone knows you aren't supposed to say Candle Ja
*** I thought it only worked if you said the name fully. Candle Jack must be getting a lot faster at kidn
[[spoiler:I'm having a field day.]]

[[WMG: I don't get it. What's the big deal about Candle...]]
->Would you excuse me a minute?

''[[MoreDakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka Dakka]]''

'''[[MacrossMissileMassacre BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!]]'''

''click'' [[SuckingInLines ThrmmmmmMMMMMMM...]] ''[[WaveMotionGun SHOOOOOOO ]] '''[[EarthShatteringKaboom KRAK-KA-THOOM!!!]]'''''

[[WMG: ...Jack?]]
* Needs more dakk
** And more cho
[[spoiler:Did you really think it would be that easy?]]

[[WMG: Candle Jack isn't the one abducting all our fine tropers]]
It's actually a guy called "Candle Ja" who is posing as Jack to...

(ok, I'm back from the bathroom) make Jack look bad. And the reason I'm still here is because he likes this theory.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other]]
[[WMG: Every time you make a PotHole, it helps fix a PlotHole.]]
[[FridgeBrilliance It just makes sense.]]

[[WMG: Several studios read ''everything'' we say about their series on WMG and ItJustBugsMe]]
They do act on our suggestions, too - though sometimes, it's just to drive us crazy.

Which studios is up for speculation, but NBCUniversal is almost certainly among them.

[[WMG: The pilots who overshot the airport were on TV Tropes]]
Seriously, it's so addicting they didn't realize they missed the airport!
* That explains why no one knows what site they were on, everyone else would get sucked in.

[[WMG: Raheem Devaughn hates us, so he's cramming in as many of those scrollover ads as he can]]
* Or he wants to promote his new album. Not nearly as wild, though.

[[WMG: How to divide by zero: TVTropes Style!]]
Add [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks sharks]] to [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks anything]]. Then add {{bears|AreBadNews}}. [[BearsAreBadNews Worse]] than [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks even worse]] equals- [[MemeticMutation Oh Shi-]]

[[WMG: TV Tropes is what happens when you merge Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} with Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} without using the [=MediaWiki=]]]
This wiki functions as a reference site, but can also function as a joke site. Look around and try to say it doesn't make sense
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Meta]]
[[WMG: One of these theories is actually correct.]]
We're screwed.
* Actually, one of these theories ''is'' correct; that theory is "One of these theories is actually correct."
** So whatever you do, don't read any further.
* Possibly the Haruhi one.

[[WMG: None of these theories are correct.]]
That was a close one.
* LogicBomb!
** BlinkDawg is lying.
* Why wouldn't they?

[[WMG: Two of these theories are correct.]]
This one and that other one. (Bonus logic-breaker points if it's this trope and the one above)
* If so, Evangelion is in a really near future. Maybe in ''Islamic 2014''.

[[WMG: All three of the consecutive, above theories are correct.]]
Self-evident.
* Ugh, my mind...

[[WMG: [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage There are four liars.]]]]
That way, one guy is telling the truth, meaning there are no conflicting truths.
[[/folder]]

!! Sub-pages:

[[index]]

[[folder:Tropers]]
* WMG/{{Aliroz The Confused}}
* WMG/AnonymousMcCartneyfan
* {{WMG/arcadiarika}}
* WMG/EarlOfSandvich
* {{WMG/Etheru}}
* WMG/TheGreatMatt
* {{WMG/Kinkajou}}
* WMG/MrLavisherMoot
* {{WMG/Ozbourne}}
* WMG/{{Ponicalica}}
* Wmg/ThePope
* WMG/{{PrincessGwen}}
* WMG/{{Romulus}}
* {{WMG/Scholastica}}
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* WMG/AncientGreece
* WMG/AvatarAndTheAirbendingFellowshipOfVampireSlayers
* WMG/DisneysAnneFrank
* WMG/EvilOverlordList
* WMG/GrandUnifyingGuesses
** WMG/TimeLord
* WMG/JustBugsMe %%Appears on screen as Headscratchers, so don't reorganize it into alphabetical order.
* WMG/TheMassiveMultiFandomRPG
* WMG/OtherHighCouncilMembers
* WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTrees
** WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTreesArchive
* WMG/ThePunishersSongOfEvangelionAndIMustScream
* WMG/TropeNameInjokes
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfFaceHeelTurning
* WMG/SortingAlgorithmOfMortality
* WMG/SpainSun
* WMG/SurprisinglySimilarStories
* WMG/{{Tropetan}}
* WMG/TVTropesTheWebcomic
* WMG/WildMassGuess
* WMG/WorldWarX
[[/folder]]
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*I am not sure TvTropes is, but I know Homestuck is. Which, by the way, corrupted me! why don't you join us?
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* WMG/TimeCrash
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* WMG/TheFaceOfTheSun
* WMG/TheGoldenRule
* WMG/TheGrimReaper
* WMG/ImaginaryFriend
* WMG/LongRunners
* WMG/NineOutOfTenDoctorsAgree
* {{WMG/Pirate}}
* WMG/SpaceIsNoisy
* WMG/TemporaryBulkChange
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* WMG/ChestMonster
* WMG/CompositeCharacter
* WMG/CrystalDragonJesus
* WMG/DelayedRippleEffect
* WMG/{{Dialogue}}
* WMG/EpilepticTrees
* WMG/EvilPowerVacuum
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* WMG/MusicalWorldHypotheses
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