Created By: ShanghaiSlave on June 24, 2014 Last Edited By: ShanghaiSlave on July 3, 2014

(Index) Tropes of Ten Thousand Things

Things that come by in decimaled zeroes are important.

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"I fear not the man who has practiced ten thousand kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick ten thousand times."
Bruce Lee note 

This is about things that come by hundreds or thousands being relevant. Meaning, someone getting 1000 of something is People Sit on Chairs, however, if the thousand things he got made him a target of The Mafiya(i.e. the thousand thing affects plot, in this case a MacGuffin), that is this trope.

Also, examples must not fit any Sub-Trope, or simply incorporate too many Sister Trope to be put in any of this one's Sub-Trope.

culture note: this is relevant in both Taoist and Shinto mythology, and should be put in Japanese Media Tropes... despite having Chinese influences as well.

another note: needs moar research on the said taoist/shinto relevance.

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Examples:

    Anime and Manga 
  • Nurarihyon No Mago stars The Hyakki Yakkou (which seems unique in the verse since other Youkai groups are named something else). Basically Yakuza Youkai, The Family for the Whole Family style. Despite their name, they actually have 10,000 members divided into 70 sub-clans. There's also the rival clan Hyakumonogatari Clan, and their main gimmick is that they gather Fear by making up collecting/creating/telling haunted tales, which as their name suggest, is mainly the Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Their leader is also a Sealed Cast in a Multipack, divided by 100.
  • Naruto has the Lethal Joke technique "One Thousand Years of Pain". Which is essentially Kancho(Japanese version of Ass Shove) by another name. It's not an actual technique, but Naruto made it one through Achievements in Ignorance where he used it in battle and it proved quite effective thanks to his Doppelgänger Attack fighting style.
  • Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls, "Hyakka Ryouran" is a Japanese phrase meaning "(hundred)Countless flowers blooming in profusion". Its alternate meaning is "A gathering of many beautiful and talented women(or just talented people)". And true enough, even the most minor characters are talented and pretty women.

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    Film 

    Live-Action Television 
  • In the Star Trek universe there is a Klingon proverb that states "Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man." Or if you insist on using the original Klingon, "qaStaHvIS wa' ram loSSaD Hugh S Ijla H qetbogh loD."

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    Real Life 
  • There is something called Senninbari. Senninbari was a strip of white cloth, approximately one meter in length, decorated with 1000 stitches in red thread from 1000 women, used as an amulet given to soldiers on their way to war as a part of the Shinto culture of Imperial Japan. The belts were believed to confer courage, good luck and immunity from injury (especially bullets) upon their wearers. See this entry in The Other Wiki for more, though really the fact that today the Kaiju Defense Force uses kevlar ballistic armor like everybody else (not to mention the fact that it's a defense force and not an actual army anymore) should tell you just about everything you really need to know.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • June 24, 2014
    Arivne
    • Capitalized (taoist, shinto, chinese).
    • Added a space between *'s and the first word following them.
    • Changed Summon Ritual to Summoning Ritual and Super Powers to Stock Super Powers.
    • Alphabetized trope list.
    • Capitalized (words at the beginning of sentences).
    • Blue Linked (backstory).
    • Examples section formatting
      • Added a line separating the Description and Examples sections.
      • Changed media section title(s) to our standard style. Wiki Wording doesn't work in folder titles.
    • Added blank line(s) for readability.
  • June 24, 2014
    ShanghaiSlave
    oops, edit overlap. will check and differentiate history.

    EDIT: thank heavens for the history feature and Win Merge. but for some reason, stuff written in <great/less than signs> do not register in history.
  • June 24, 2014
    crazysamaritan
    Note: ~Fast Eddie has ordered that indexes all be at the same-level indentation.
  • June 25, 2014
    AgProv
    strictly speaking, the whole millenial thing about the arbitrary year 2000 (and this by only one of several Earth reckonings).
  • June 25, 2014
    ShanghaiSlave
    ^ You're gonna have to get more in detail than that. You can't just say "year 2000 caused ruckus".

    crazysamaritan

    ???

    I don't understand your point. do you mean the first entry? Arivne fixed it it seems, but where exactly did FE say that?

    Also, who the heck gave this two hats when there isn't even a description yet?
  • June 26, 2014
    Arivne
    ^ From Example Indentation In Trope Lists:

    "All tropes in a list should be at the same level of indentation, and in alphabetical order. [snip] Subtropes should not be listed in sub-bullets beneath their parent tropes."
  • June 26, 2014
    crazysamaritan
    Remove " I have no idea how to describe this at the moment, " and you have a complete description. The Fast One has also given the explaination in ATT a few times, search under "subtrope" to find it.
  • June 28, 2014
    ShanghaiSlave
    ^ ^^ OK.
  • July 2, 2014
    DAN004
    Maybe The Power Of Ten? ("Power" refers to both the obvious and the math term)
  • July 2, 2014
    ShanghaiSlave
    ^ that would make it sound that ten itself counts, when it doesn't.
  • July 3, 2014
    DAN004
    ^ I do believe it should.
  • July 3, 2014
    ShanghaiSlave
    ^ I see, might as well lower the bar even further and count one as well?
  • July 3, 2014
    DAN004
    I thought we already have a trope for one...
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