Created By: ImaginationInterpretureNovember 26, 2011 Last Edited By: ImaginationInterpretureDecember 10, 2011

Anti Everything

anti- (prefix) against, opposite of, counteracting...

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Do We Have This One, Needs A Better Description

It's me against the world, or as close as you can get with out ruining a Willing Suspension Of Disbelief.

1. Against, hostile to: An individual or group that will rage against culture, ideas, or even a concept to the point where they view that everything is against them (even themselves).

2. Opposite of, reverse: A defense that is designed to let nothing through, no matter what the weapon, and actually works.

3. Counteracting, neutralizing: An offence that nothing seems to stop or even slow down.

Can lead to Apocalypse How if a combination of any of these happen.

Video Games
  • Universe At War: The Masari have the Peacebringer. Possibly a reference to the Mammoth Tank, it's slow, but can crush smaller vehicles, is extremely powerful and durable, and its main gun can fire at air units, pretty much making it an anti everything that moves unit. It can get an extra bit of firepower if its tractor beam, which normally just slows units down, gets upgraded to a disintegrater, which deal damage to a target every second.
Theatre
  • In Scene 3 of the musical, Let 'Em Eat Cake, the malcontent and revolutionary Kruger proclaims his agenda is anti-everything.
    Down with everything that's up!
Literature Music
  • Song "Psychosis" by "Poets Of The Fall" from album "Revolution Roulette".
    And I see that it makes me anti everything
    And I see that it makes me want to shed my skin, shed my skin
  • The song "Cheap Entertainment" by rapper Sole has this line:
    I'm not "anti" anything, I'm anti-everything, it fits better
  • Played For Laughs in " F*** Everything" by Jon La Joie.
Real Life
  • Infantry Squares are an Anti Cavalry tactic. Their ancestors, the pike and various shield wall formations (the most famous being the Greek phalanx) were more anti everything up front. Though pikes are better optimized for stopping cavalry then the shield formation, which has its advantages against projectile weapons.
  • This nice little toy has no need to be accurate, not with that amount of bullet storm.
Community Feedback Replies: 16
  • November 26, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture
    Is it alright that I copied some of the examples from other trope pages?
  • November 26, 2011
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    ^if they're legitimate cases of overlap (cases where two tropes apply to the same event, character, etc., then there shouldn't be a problem).

    Nuclear weapons often serve in this role in grittier but not too - hard Sci Fi series. For example, in the early video game (and source of much Fridge Horror) Missile Command, you job is to shoot down nuclear missiles... using nuclear missiles.
  • November 26, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture
    ^ I did research them to make sure they fit this trope idea, and edited so they weren't obviously from another trope, but linked them if they were.

    I remember that game. While nukes are arguable anti everything, the game only uses them as anti missiles and anti terrain.

    Should that be a qualifier? Must be at least X number of anti-somethings for weaponry?
  • November 26, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture
    I just looked up Anti Human Alliance. Is there a master category for all the various Anti-X tropes?
  • November 26, 2011
    pinkdalek
  • November 26, 2011
    Shnakepup
    • The song "Cheap Entertainment" by rapper Sole has this line:
      I'm not "anti" anything, I'm anti-everything, it fits better
  • November 27, 2011
    fulltimeD
    I'm not seeing the trope in this. It's either a weapon, a defensive measure, or a person? That's so effective it can't be nailed down to a single category? I don't even know what this MEANS. Maybe the description needs more work, but I'm just not seeing the trope here, and what I do see is covered by Apocalypse How.
  • November 27, 2011
    Unknown Troper
    You misspelled "Everything" in the title.
  • November 27, 2011
    dalek955
    This seems to be a strange mishmash of two different tropes.

    TROPE 1: I hate everything.

    TROPE 2: I can hit/block anything.
  • November 27, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture
    ^^^ That's why it's Do We Have This, I had trouble typing up what I wanted to convey. When it's offence, it could very well fall into Apocalypse Now. When it's defense, it's 'nothing gets through.' For a person, it's a state of mind.

    ^ It could be two tropes.
  • November 28, 2011
    Chabal2
    Warhammer 40 K:
    • The Imperium has virus bombs, which completely destroy all life on the planet (but have since fallen out of use as this strengthens the Chaos god of disease). Now they use cyclonic torpedoes, which burn up the atmosphere and boil away all water.
    • The Necron's basic weapons (in the fluff, at least) work by removing layers off the target one molecule at a time (in a few seconds).
    • Going with the "everything is an enemy" one, every Khornate ever. They serve Khorne, the Chaos god of war (and embodiment of the emotion of rage), one of whose commandments is that blood must be shed, no matter who they're allied to. Thus Khornates have been known to interrupt the plans of other Chaos factions or even alien invasions by attacking them without distinction.
  • November 28, 2011
    ShadowPantherRakuen
    Sort of like the inverse of Everything Trying To Kill You - is that what this is?
  • November 28, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture
    ^ If Everything Trying To Kill You fails then it's the defensive version of this.
  • November 29, 2011
    Deboss
    What's up with the Laconic? It's supposed to be a very compact definition of the trope.
  • November 29, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture
    ^Does that work better? I was saving it for a master list of everything Anti- (Hero, Villain, ect.) but this will do.
  • December 10, 2011
    ImaginationInterpreture

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