Overdosed Tropes


(permanent link) added: 2011-04-15 16:09:30 sponsor: abcdz edited by: mack (last reply: 2011-04-29 00:50:05)

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We have a list of the subjects that have too many tropes attached to them (Buffy, Star Trek, etc.), but how about one for tropes that have too many subjects linked to them? (Xanatos Gambit, Heel-Face Turn, etc.)

Edit: Compiled a list, just to show what I mean. Tropes with question marks by them are ones I'm not sure fit into the theme.

Big Bad: 13233
Shout-Out: 10273
Moment Of Awesome: 10368
YMMV: 9285
Jerkass: 9193
Tear Jerker: 7616
Funny Moments: 7581
Understatement: 7544
Nightmare Fuel: 7427
Film(?): 6890
Memetic Mutation: 6776
Anime(?): 6589
High Octane Nightmare Fuel: 6475
Literature(?): 5881
Fridge Logic: 5878
Squick: 5821
Berserk Button: 5610
Running Gag: 5562
Beyond the Impossible: 5280
Magnificent Bastard: 5172
Action Girl: 5119
Heel-Face Turn: 5070
Large Ham: 5045
Comic Books(?): 5030
Catch Phrase: 4942
Genre Savvy: 4885
Butt Monkey: 4872
Heroic Sacrifice: 4767
Truth in Television: 4428
Fridge Brilliance: 4335
Hilarity Ensues: 4243
Fanservice: 4118
Moral Event Horizon: 4085
Rule of Cool: 4076
Oh Crap: 3971
Mooks: 3939
Did Not Do The Research: 3903
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 3721
Heroic BSOD: 3708
Xanatos Gambit: 3669
All There in the Manual: 3590
Too Dumb to Live: 3585
Darker and Edgier: 3543
Character Development: 3470
Unfortunate Implications: 3438
Narm: 3419
Subverted Trope: 3289
Face-Heel Turn: 3253
Tabletop Games(?): 3223
Kick the Dog: 3205
Badass Normal: 3156
Determinator: 3150
Rule of Funny: 3110
I Got Better: 3104
Big Damn Heroes: 2968
Fan Fic(?): 2941
The Chessmaster: 2918
Crazy Awesome: 2784
Curb-Stomp Battle: 2781
MacGuffin: 2765
Well-Intentioned Extremist: 2740
Retcon: 2673
Getting Crap Past the Radar: 2570
Chekhov's Gun: 2530\
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