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->''"Quote from a particularly noteworthy example of the trope."''
-->-- '''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=dnbiczai&trope=TropeName Attribution]]'''

->"One more quote than is allowed"
-->--'''Someone who doesn't know about QuotesWiki or italics.'''
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[[ExampleAsAThesis Elaborate introductory example or reasoning behind the trope]], ending in a TitleDrop, [[JustForFun/TropeNameInjokes probably being a circular pothole]]. Reference to AliceAndBob.

Plain, simple, and brief explanation of the trope. Common features of said trope.

Pros, cons, and/or implications of the trope.

Discussion of how the trope relates to {{anime}} or {{manga}}, [[FanMyopia even if it doesn't.]]

[[TheOldestOnesInTheBook How old the trope is]]. How seriously or not the trope is taken nowadays.

Mention of how this trope may sometimes be TruthInTelevision.

Alternatively, if the trope is not TruthInTelevision, an explanation of the horrible things that would happen if it were to be carried out.

Shoehorned reminder that TropesAreTools, so no {{Justifying Edit}}s or {{Square Peg Round Trope}}ry please.

[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=dnbiczai&trope=TropeName Origin]] of Trope Name. References to [[{{Deconstruction}} other, relevant tropes]]. Justification of reason trope was split from older, less well-written trope.

See also [[DeconstructorFleet related tropes]]. Compare [[PostModernism similar]] [[ShapedLikeItself tropes]]. Contrast [[TropeEntryTemplate conflicting tropes]].

Mild warning that this trope is not to be confused with [[TropeName similarly named trope]].

Mild warning that this trope is not to be confused with [[TropeNamer some trope with similar words in the title]], JustForPun.

Suggestion to post complaints on the [[DethroningMoment/TropeName Dethroning Moment of Suck page.]]

Now-obsolete mention of a [[TroperTales/TropeNameInJokes Troper Tales]] page.

'''Reminder to keep Administrivia/{{natter}} off the main page with obligatory link to [[TropeNameInJokesDiscussion the Discussion page]]. Reminder that RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment applies to controversial subjects, and Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease applies to tropes with no or controversial RealLife analogues.'''

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* Example at the top by a new troper who doesn't know to always put new examples at the bottom.
* Example at the very top because someone is a {{Parabomber}}...I mean, example at the top because it's the TropeNamer.
* Example at the top because it's the TropeNamer. No other explanation.
* Example near the top that used to be the TropeNamer, but now is just confusing because the trope name was changed and no one bothered to update the example text.
* Example. [[WordCruft Full Stop.]]
* Example. [[WordCruft (And how!)]]
** [[JustifyingEdit But it actually isn't!]]
*** Utterly unironic [[Administrivia/ExampleIndentationInTropeLists sub-bulleted]] condemnation of {{Justifying Edit}}s. [[HypocriticalHumor Hypocritical]] reminder to Administrivia/RepairDontRespond.
* Example from an obscure work at or near the top only because it was [[EntryPimp a favorite]] of the Trope Launcher.
* Equally obscure example at or near the top because the three-hundredth edit was made by someone who either [[{{Parabombing}} doesn't know the rules]] or feels that this example is way better than the ones below.
* Chronologically-confusing entry that refers to entries further down the page but got moved to the top thanks to someone alphabetizing all the entries but not re-writing them to fit.
* Example from a classic which allows an editor to declare it one of TheOldestOnesInTheBook.
* Example declared to be the UrExample, even though likely not one.
* [[SquarePegRoundTrope Shoehorned]] "obligatory" reference to ''TropeOverdosed: The Series''.
* [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Example without any explanation]].
* Example that has nothing to do with the trope, but is related to the title of the trope; which the original Troper chose to be clever.
* [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Example]].
* Example that, due to the fact that there are other examples here, should have two bullet points.
** An extra sentence that really shouldn't have its own bullet point but simply be part of the original entry.
** Another example from the same book that's added in with another bullet, making it seem as if it's part of the original example
** example from someone who doesn't bother with porper grammar
* Example that was closer to the top due to an overeager [[EntryPimp Entry Pimper]], but was pushed downward by more of the same.
* Example that will be repeated further down the page by an overeager fan of the series.
* [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two words: Incomprehensible example]].
* Example. [[WordCruft Just...Example]].
* Example from a work of which you've never heard, [[spoiler:three-quarters of which is shrouded in spoilers that everyone will just look at anyway, because they either have already seen it or aren't ever ''going'' to see it, making the spoilers useless]], but which, since you don't understand the character relationships, will be meaningless to you [[spoiler:anyway]].
* Example of an [[AvertedTrope aversion]] that seems completely unnecessary and adds nothing of substance to the entry.
** Expect the aversion to be an awkward attempt to work in a reference to ''[[TropeOverdosed Overdosed: The Series]]''
* Example that this editor is shocked, surprised, or astounded hasn't been mentioned yet. You've probably never heard of it.
* Example that begins with "This is not actually an example, but..."
* Examples from four more TropeOverdosed series.
--> '''Name with overly long description of the character's situation:''' quote from the series that is related to the example above, but not the trope.
* ProfessionalWrestling example.
* Repeated example from earlier on the list.
* Example from ''TropeOverdosed: The Series''.
** Comment that the series in question [[FanonDiscontinuity does not exist]], despite the fact that no one cares what the writer thinks.
* Example that dates back before what was originally thought to be the UrExample, making this trope OlderThanTheyThink.
* Example from a Sci-Fi series/film [[spoiler: in which the trope is part of an especially creepy case of HumanResources]].
* Example from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' or ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' with an obligatory [[PotHole Pot Holed]] reference to either GainaxEnding or MindScrew.
** Angry addition pointing out that it was either [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] or [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in this instance, added by an angry FanBoy who does not realize that TropesAreNotBad.
** [[spoiler: Poorly marked spoiler, which you will assume is for [=MGS2=]'s ending, but in fact spoils [=MGS4=].]]
** Unmarked spoiler for ''End Of Evangelion'' or ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4''.
** Example from an ''Evangelion[=/=]Metal Gear Solid'' {{Crossover}} SlashFic [[TooMuchInformation that you would much rather have not known about]].
* Example involving [[spoiler: character you would never suspect]], the BigBad in a particular StoryArc of a very popular show.
* Example that doesn't belong on this page at all but has avoided deletion for a few months because the editor buried it in the middle of the article.
** Actually, that's a case of [[InvertedTrope Some Other Trope]], since That Character is actually TheDragon and not just another EliteMook.
*** Actually is an example of the first line because an above line remembered or interpreted something wrong (maybe even this line).
* Obscure example from an editor with a photographic memory.
* [[TakeThat Pot Hole'd]] [[PotHole Take That]].
** [[TvTropesWikiDrinkingGame Three sips!]] Pot Hole'd Take That optional.
* [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Example]] [[OverlyLongGag festooned]] [[OverUsedRunningGag with]] [[TheEndOrIsIt seemingly]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion random]] [[DeathByNewberyMedal and]] [[Literature/InheritanceCycle unnecessary]] {{pot hole}}s, [[ThePlan just]] [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries because]] [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants the]] [[{{Nerd}} troper]] [[GambitRoulette is]] [[SmugSnake trying]] to be [[{{Kawaiiko}} cute.]]
* Example, followed by several
** Lines
** Of
** Administrivia/{{Natter}}
** That
** Really
** Belong
** [[TropeNameInjokesDiscussion On the discussion page.]]
** Reminder to move Administrivia/{{Natter}} to the [[TropeNameInjokesDiscussion Discussion Page]] that doesn't actually remove the natter.
* Example that once contained natter and [[JustifyingEdit gratuitous justification]], but which a troper has [[Administrivia/RepairDontRespond refactored]] to flow more smoothly.
** A single remaining bullet of natter that ends up having been condensed from three or more bullets.
* [[FetishFuel This]] trope is somebody's sexual fetish. The troper cataloging this fact will probably reveal more about themself than you needed to know.
** Reminder that not everyone [[NightmareFuel agrees]] with the [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant previous troper]]. {{Squick}}.
* Four more examples from a single TropeOverdosed series.
** Four more examples from a single TropeOverdosed series.
** Four more examples from a single TropeOverdosed series.
** Four more examples from a single TropeOverdosed series.
* One more example from the same TropeOverdosed series that's not bulleted correctly.
* Strange example from a well-known and highly-praised series that is a triple... no, quadruple... [[ZigZaggingTrope wait, no. A quintuple subversion.]]
* An obscure example from a series that is either aimed at a very young demographic, or is so bad that it's either good or horrible, and may be a guilty pleasure of many people.
* Example that is fairly straightforward yet contains a gratuitous ThisTroper.
* An example in which the trope is [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], played straight, [[AvertedTrope averted]] and inverted in the span of a single episode. No further details are given.
* [[strike:Bad example that should have been removed, but was struck out instead. Looks silly since strike was removed.]]
* Example that probably uses [{IdiotBall bad coding]] by ''accident.'
** ...which will prompt a perfectionist troper to edit the page just to fix the coding error.
* Example that is a repeat of a previous example.
* Example written with enough excessive detail to render it unintelligible to anyone who has not actually seen the show.
* Example that [[NightmareFuel just creeps you the fudge out]].
* Example of NightmareFuel, but mislabeled as [[FetishFuel the other one]].
* example that has no capitalization or punctuation because the person who wrote it didnt realize that tv tropes isnt a chatroom
* Example that steps on a fanboys' toes.
** [[JustifyingEdit Justified]] because.
*** [[Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotArguable Obligatory statement of Your Mileage May Vary]].
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* [[BrickJoke Example from earlier on the page that I'm repeating because I'm an overeager fan.]]
* Repeated example from earlier on the list.
* An example from a series with an EntryPimp, allowing you to know who added it without even looking at the history.
* Perfectly normal example with a random word potholed [[Anime/YesPrettyCure5 for]] some reason.
* Example that leaves out article but has otherwise perfect grammar.
* An example that is already on the page but uses somewhat different writing.
* [[spoiler:Spoiler covered]] example from a series you've been following [[spoiler:that lacks the volume or episode it appears in]], leading you to believe [[spoiler:that you've passed this spoiler and that [[LateArrivalSpoiler you should know this already]]]]. You haven't, and so you've been [[spoiler:spoiled! [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Curse you, TV Tropes!]]]]
* 陰茎の例日本語。(see TheFirstLawOfTropeExamples).
** Translation of the above from a bilingual troper who thinks too highly of himself.
** A guess from an English-speaker who thinks that his idea makes more sense, especially since "Insert Japanese text here" is probably what that says. That makes sense.
** An alternate translation from someone who thinks that his idea makes more sense than either of the other two.
** Several lines of argument over which theory is best.
** Suggestion to use Babelfish.
*** "In the case of Japan is written."
** Complaint about lack of common sense in interpreting translations.
*** "Example written in Japanese"
* Far-reaching example from ThisTroper's favorite TropeOverdosed series. It's not really relevant but you'll leave it because someone else will just add it again.
* A particularly {{egregious}} [[AuthorVocabularyCalendar example]].
** Redirect to TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame.
* Rare example from a particular medium, not to be confused with the dozen other examples from that medium.
* An example which bugs you because you wanted to be the one to add it.
** Not really relevant run-on sentence added after the original example so that you can still claim you helped put up the example.
** You're not kidding.
* Example of this trope being used to [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike allegedly bad]] effect in ''Series''.
** Reminder that Your Mileage May Vary from fan of ''Series''. Inappropriate use of first person insisting that I thought it was used pretty well.
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* Slightly reworded repetition of an example that already appears earlier in the page.
* Vague example that doesn't mention the show it came from or what happened due to something about a poor memory or something.
** Example on the same series, on the other hand...
* Example with only one word spoilered out, making it glaringly obvious even without highlighting that character in question [[spoiler:dies.]]
* Creator/RobinWilliams example, probably added by Lurkerbunny.
* Exa[[spoiler:mp]]le with such [[spoiler:biza]]rre spoiler tags that you [[spoiler:have to r]]eveal, just because you[[spoiler: ]]can't figure out what[[spoiler:']]s going o[[spoiler:n.]]
* An example placed kind of in the middle, yet not quite at the top because the editor thinks he's sneaky in getting his example put higher up on the list.
* Example being edited twenty times in the history, because the editor couldn't remember the correct [[PotHole potholing method]], and couldn't preview it before sending. Obviously said example is from before the update that added a preview function.
* Example with no space between the source text and the asterisk, which tends to look really weird when editing the page.
* Incomplete example that was
* Example that was repeatedly deleted and then re-added, with whole paragraph arguments in the reasons for editing.
accidentally split in half by another editor.
* [[RuleOfThree An example that already appears earlier in the page, but with slightly different words.]]
** Until the earlier example is deleted because the two versions were added by the same troper.
* Completely mundane example, but the person who added it insists that he isn't making it up.
* Example that was sorted into the wrong medium.
* Example, combining this with Rape The Dog, NightmareFuel, or some other trope whose name we had to change.
make matters worse, a third editor went on to delete the first half, leaving you with no clue what it's about unless by some chance it happens to look familiar to you.
* Example that is used in the picture above and will be given noted as being pictued above with parantheses. (pictured above)
* Example that ''used'' to be pictured above and is noted as such, but the picture is no longer present, so now everyone is confused.
* Example from the show that gives the page quote.
* Example that cryptically references the ''previous'' page quote that nobody bothered to fix.
* Example of a subversion. [[NotASubversion Really, it's a subversion, I swear.]] They made this one little change so OHMIGOD SUBVERTED.
** Example of an aversion that's actually an inversion.
** Example of an inversion that's actually a double subversion.
*** Argument pointing out that previous example is a double subversion and not an inversion.
*** Statement expounding on the notion that inversions are a type of subversion.
** Example of a double subversion that doesn't even belong on this page.
** Example of an aversion that's actually a totally straight example of the trope.
** Example of a subversion that actually is a subversion. Probably the first you've seen all day.
* Not exactly an example of TropeNameInjokes, but it's so funny I have to tell you all about the time in TropeOverdosed where (insert description of either A} the trope being played perfectly straight or B} something completely unrelated) and it was so funny that I forgot we had ExamplesSearchingForATrope where these things really ought to go.
* Repeated example from earlier on the list.
* Example from a show you don't watch and may have never heard of, written [[GushingAboutShowsYouLike so worshipfully]] that you get HypeAversion from a single sentence fragment.
* Example that really should be spoilered, and in fact ''is'' spoilered on other pages of the wiki, just not here. Really, [[LateArrivalSpoiler You Should Know This Already]].
* Reference to a TropeOverdosed work, with notation that the reference is obligatory.
** Despite a previous reference to the same work.
* Example that this editor is shocked, surprised, or astounded hasn't been mentioned yet, even though it has.
* Example added by a [completely clueless dork|new contributor] who doesn't understand that [=PMWiki=] doesn't use [=[ThatOtherWiki|MediaWiki]=] markup coding, thinks double curly brackets or asterisks code for italics, and doesn't bother to look at any adjacent examples to see how ''they're'' coded.
* Example which, by some fluke of nature, and bizarre linguistic ability/inability by That Troper which leads to an example which goes into unnecessary and intricate details as to just how the example is indeed example, and details everything in such great volume that they might just as well quoted the actual trope example from the series in question leading to entire lengths of the page taken up with just one very long example, an example that usually so long because it's only vaguely related to the trope that it's reputedly about, and the length of the example is a roundabout way of justifying it as an example.
** [[FlatWhat What?]]
* [[Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike Snarky]] example from ''SnarkBait: The Series'' that would be heavily edited if it weren't for the fact that most tropers agree.
* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Finally, example which does not fit in at all!]]
** Unnecessary explanation explaining why.
** Natter making fun of the above for CompletelyMissingThePoint.
** An ''actual'' example from the same work.
* Example added after an example marked as "Finally" (but that wasn't edited to take the word "finally" out), thus making the finally a lie.
** The obligatory, out of place, Portal reference, due to the previous post mentioning either cake or lie.
* Example that features a [[spoiler: spoiler]] for some irrelevant detail that everyone... EVERYONE... knows about because Entertainment Tonight, People, Variety, and the six o'clock evening news have been blaring about for months.
* Example that features [[spoiler: entire lines of spoiler-covered text]], despite the fact that the media being "spoiled" are decades if not centuries old, and thus qualify as [[ItWasHisSled things that you already knew.]]
* Example involving [[spoiler:Alice Q. Girl]] with only [[spoiler:her]] name and the gendered pronouns spoilered out so you already know that whoever this is about, [[spoiler:she]] is [[spoiler:female]].
** Similar example from the same show, this time involving [[spoiler:Bob X. Guy]], with only his name spoilered out and none of the pronouns.
** Similar example from same show, this time involving [[spoiler:Alice Q. Girl]], with gender-neutral use of pronouns to obscure what they did.
* Declaration that Character You've Never Heard Of, from ''Series'', is the absolute embodiment of this trope. In fact, they're the UrExample, even though the series is only a year old.
* Example stated to be the UrExample of this trope by someone who only knows what an ur Example is by reading other examples that used the phrase instead of reading the actual page on Ur Example, and hence used it for a series that is only a year old.
* Old example for a show which has since added context and backstory which render the example hopelessly outdated.
** Explanatory addendum which brings things back up to date, instead of just editing or removing the original example.
* Example containing a superfluous redlink because it contains a name like McTroper which hasn't been formatted correctly.
* Example in which troper [[spoiler:forgot to add an ending "]" leading to various tropers reading said spoiler by mistake.]
** Example in which troper [[Spoiler:failed to realize that improper capitalization screws up the markup]] leading to various tropers reading said spoiler.
* Example covered in spoiler tags from a series that you're not up to date yet, [[spoiler: yet you read the spoilers anyway because you just...can't...help yourself]]...dangit!
** If Example is Anime, Manga, or other non-English media, [[spoiler: you read even more spoilers because you are up to date... on the English releases. The next spoilers are from not-yet-officially-translated-but-available-online-anyways sections of the series. You kick yourself for forgetting those and rant to yourself about people breaking the law and ruining the surprise as a result even though you probably did that at one point yourself.]] ...dangit more!!
*** If Example is Anime, Manga, or other non-English media, [[spoiler: you read even more spoilers because you are up to date... on the Fan Subbed Anime. The next spoilers are from Manga Fan Translations. You kick yourself for forgetting those and rant to yourself about people breaking the law and ruining the surprise as a result even though you probably did that at one point yourself.]] ...[[RuleOfThree dangit yet again!!!]]
*** If Example is Anime, Manga, or other non-English media, [[spoiler: you read even more spoilers because you are up to date... on the Fan Translations. The next spoilers are from some source that no one has got around to translating yet, but which has had its events vaguely described by someone on an image board, forum or blog. You kick yourself for forgetting those and rant to yourself about people ruining the surprise even though they're probably not breaking the law by this point. ...and kick yourself again if the example turns out to be based on false information.]]
* [[spoiler: An entry that is entirely spoiler tagged, presumably because even knowing the series is an example of this trope is a spoiler, but making it so that anybody has to highlight it just to see what series they're talking about, ruining any use of the spoiler tag in the first place.]]
* Perfectly sensible example that helps the reader understand the trope better and is enlightened for it.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta Meta-example]] that needs a Wikipedia-URL to explain in full.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta Example]] that doesn't need one, but gets one anyway.
* Example that contains the words "also" or "similar to the above/below" despite the referred-to examples being deleted or moved, making it look very weird.
* Example that looks weird because someone with a vendetta against removed the {{pothole}} or WikiWord without bothering to fix the rest of the sentence.
* Link to a picture or comic page which illustrates the trope.
* Link to a picture or comic page which supposedly illustrates the trope perfectly, except that the link leads to an error page since the image has long since been removed.
* Example that's clearly trying to promote [[TroperWorks something the troper made]] with no explanation.
* Also, the troper loves replying to this sort of example, but usually forgets where it was on the page because he's so busy reading the other examples. So he puts it on the bottom, including an explanation of why it's there and rarely even remembering what he was going to reply about.
** A paragraph that starts with "YMMV". This sometimes happens [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment on a work's YMMV page.]]
* Example that gets no particularly strong emotional reaction from you, the reader, but is nonetheless {{Pot Hole}}d to [[NightmareFuel one]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny of]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming various]] YMMV items. Maybe you had to be there.
* Example that potholes the series name in the [[Series/DoctorWho character]] [[{{Series/Firefly}} name]] so it can't be searched for on the page and will be repeated further down at some point.
* Example that is already somewhere on this page, [[WhatAnIdiot but put here anyway.]]
* [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two Words]]: NextTrope
** Natter about how this trope needs to be explained.
* Example ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch.
** JustifyingEdit
* Example marking the point where editors just stopped sorting their examples in alphabetical order, resulting in alphabetized examples above, and a random mess of repeated examples below.
* Example saying Character Name embodies this trope, without any mention of what work provides us with Character Name. Not even a pot hole.
* Example.
* Example that is {{pot hole}}d right back the [[TropeNameInjokes this page]].
* TropeNameInjokes is a pretty good description of the plot to ''Series''.
* [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis One word]]: Example. Many, many more words. In fact, an entire paragraph of words describing that example, but still incomprehensible unless you're familiar with the source, probably describing how cool ThisTroper thinks the source is and how great an example it allegedly is.
* Example from [[Franchise/IndianaJones something]] with a BrokenBase, written in a highly diplomatic and value-neutral way, using phrases like "this upset some of the fans". This example probably replaced several paragraphs worth of argument from opposite sides of the schism, possibly [[ThreadMode between the same two people]].
** Follow up post by someone who didn't get the memo, continuing the argument by saying how much that usage of the trope sucked.
*** Rebuttal from someone else who didn't get the memo, responding to the above, which eventually gets the page locked.
* Example from a series you don't watch and has never particularly interested you, but - from this example, at least - actually sounds kind of clever. [[TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug Perhaps the series is worth checking out?]]
* In ''Series'', [[spoiler: this trope is used in such a spoileriffic fashion that only the show name has escaped spoiler tags. Despite this caution, the show's mere presence on this page is enough to clue people in.]]
** [[spoiler: An example which goes on for ten lines of text completely hidden, including the title, just talking about how much ''Series'' is an example, exactly what happened, with ALSO randomly popping up in all caps, [[NoPeriodsPeriod no periods]] (linked to the wrong page) TonsOfRedText and links that, when you highlight the "example," you accidentally get sent to some random page. At the very end, there are only two words to clue you in on how an entire paragraph could somehow be an extremely long winded example.]]
* [=''ExamplesWithoutSpaces''=] because someone tried to link them using both the brackets and a WikiWord.
* [[ Bizarre and inexplicable case of empty double brackets]], caused by the deletion of the article IAmNotMakingThisUp which led to the phrase just outright being deleted in every instance that it appeared in the wiki, [[ leading to a lot of broken]] {{pot hole}}s. [[ Seriously.]]
* Example that causes you to lose The Game.
** Indignant denial citing ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''.
** BigNo!!!!!!
* Example with no explanation.
** Elaboration that should have been edited to the original example.
* Example of a trope usage which is somewhat subverted, in a way. Or described as being subverted partially/slightly/to some extent.
* Example from something awesome that you totally forgot about.
* Example that is actually wrong.
** Response explaining that the example is wrong without actually bothering to correct the example itself.
*** Misguided effort to justify the wrong example.
* [[RunningGag Repeated example from earlier on the list.]]
Don't forget to edit the comments from the YKTTW into a reasonable example format instead of just blindly copying and pasting them.
* [[OverlyLongGag Repeated example from earlier on the list.]]
* Example that has no relation to the example on the page for the work.
* Example with an explanation that contradicts the explanation on the page for the work.
* and you cantf ogret the axmaples that seekm tp have been typed wotja bliandfold on> [[labelnote:Translation]]And you can't forget the examples that seem to have been typed with a blindfold on.[[/labelnote]]
** And usually much less verbose than that.
* Very long example that goes on for a long, long, long time, with only two sentence breaks, setting up essentially the entire plot of a long-running series, for no apparent reason, becoming redundant at some point, but also just rambling on and on, which gives you the impression that somebody is just [[ShoutOut talking and talking]] [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration in one long, incredibly unbroken sentence]], moving from topic to topic, so that nobody has a chance to interrupt, working in at least one (overused and not all that funny) [[MemeticMutation meme]] along the way which you wish the writer would of left out, drawing gradually closer to having something resembling a point, [[spoiler: perhaps with something in spoiler tags, perhaps not]], becoming redundant at some point, but also just rambling on and on, and ''finally'' actually describing how this is an example, which is kind of a letdown. Then there's a followup about ThisTroper's very strong feelings on the matter which you don't really care about, and something about HoYay or CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and because this ridiculous example is so long, everyone just kind of skims it and never notices the grammatical error in the middle.
* Example that JustForFun/CandleJack kidna
** An argument about the propriety of using a meme on a trope page.
* Light-hearted self-deprecating [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame meta]] example.
* Reference to a show entered at the bottom because the editor has only read the page description, and not bothered to look to see if an entry of that show is already there. [[AssPull 87% chance]] of being the exact same example just worded differently.

Example that the contributor forgot to bullet
* Normal example.
* Example the contributor stuck between another example and its elaboration.
** Elaboration of normal example.
*** Another example written as if it were a further elaboration.
*** A further indent that probably exceeds the limit of indention.
* Example that you won't even read because by this point the entry has gotten too long and boring, and the initial appeal has become overplayed.
* Poorly explained example that really doesn't make too much sense, but refers to something that is technically an example but has probably been mentioned before, and should probably be deleted.
* Otherwise unremarkable example with incredibly rude edit reason.
* Example that is not an example.
** Response that points out that the above example is not an example.
*** Further response that suggests it may be an example of NextTrope.
* Example that, for some reason, [[TropeNameInjokes potholes back to this same page]].
* Example that, for some reason, italicizes a ''WikiWord'' that isn't a title.
* Example that, [[RuleOfThree for some reason]], put a [[WikiWord]] in brackets, resulting in a bracketed number instead of the simple link the editor intended.
%% Don't fix this. That's part of the joke.
* Particularly well-written and informative example that will never be read because it's too far down on the page.
* Example that's irrelevant, yet witty.
--> '''Random Character''': Witty remark.
* Example from a show with a relevant quote:
--> '''Character''': Quote which makes total sense.\\
** Second example from same show that's in small type because of erroneous formatting.
* Example that's so bland it hardly needs supporting explanation.
** Supporting explanation, just in case.
* An aversion so indistinct from a long list of examples that it would get overlooked even if said examples were on the contrasting trope's page where they belong, and probably are.
* Bonus points for an example that awards points to itself for being relevant.
* Example. Just example.
* Example about a work that doesn't have a page and potholes to a relevant trope instead. You will middle-click the work name and, when you get to the trope page, wonder where it came from.
* (Example put in parentheses for no real reason other than that's just how the particular troper makes all of their entries, even if no one else on the page is doing it.)
** Reproach by a troper who would rather argue than fix the formatting of said example.
* Example, natch.
* Example: duh
* Example written in a '''disgusted''' manner that expresses ''incredible disbelief'' at something that '''happened''' '''''in an annoying overuse of italics and bold text.'''''
* Example which states that Character 1 is an example, but Character 2 and Character 3 also qualify.
* Example that is also an example of NextTrope and also appears on that page, copied word-for-word.
* Example that looks weird because someone changed [[ThisTroper I]] to I without fixing the sentence's voice, which [[ThisTroper I]] thinks is not only lazy but CompletelyMissingThePoint.
** Example that is well thought out, entirely valid, and correctly cites evidence supporting it from both the episode in question and WordOfGod, that will be deleted outright with a snarky comment in the edit reasons because ThisTroper appears somewhere in it rather than simply being edited to fix.
* Example that is unnecessary, but just had to be included by one particular troper because they figured out how to work [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]] into it, which "apparently" [[RuleOfFunny justifies it being irrelevant]].
* I'm not sure if this really counts, but something that may or may not be an example of the trope.
* An example of a rare, unusual variation of this trope that fits.
* Example made by a contributor that doesn't know how to properly [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Pothole pothole single-word articles]] and uses the external link markup instead.
%% The above example deliberately uses incorrect ma
rkup. That's the joke, see?
* Example made by a contributor [[ExPy similar to the above]] that also doesn't understand single-word links and threw in a random capital letter instead.
* Example made by a [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhatAnIdiot completely clueless contributor]] that uses the external link markup for a simple pothole despite proper examples of said formatting being all over the source code, easily visible to any editor.
%% This one too.
* WHAT? How the heck did we get this far without citing example?! Example practically IS this trope.
** Natter stating that the example is already on the page, without actually removing it.
* Example. See Example below.
* Example that is repeating a previous example, but deleted the first one.
* Arguably, an [[Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotArguable arguable example]].
* MyFavoriteShow is the undisputed king of having this trope in spades, 'nuff said, full stop. And how!
* Example that [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame deliberately does things that make you drink]] and ends with "Now drink up!".
* Example with minor historical inaccuracies.
** A scathing explanation of why this is wrong!
*** condesending blather about how this topic isn't morally or philosophically important enough to deserve accuracy, implying that the above editor is a bad person for correcting someone
*** Comment from person who corrected other person's spelling but left the origional mistake in place
*** Reply to the effect that "original" isn't spelled like that either.
*** [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Sarcastic reply that is potholed to Completely Missing the Point]].
* Non-example added by someone who clearly didn't read the trope description and is just guessing based on the name.
* Example awkwardly referencing a Administrivia/{{Renamed Trope|s}} because someone was too lazy to reword it.
* [[WhatAnIdiot I can't believe nobody's mentioned]] [[OverlyLongGag the example from earlier on the page!]]
* LongRunner, referenced by name only with absolutely no context.
* Obligatory reference that TvTropesWillRuinYourLife.
* Trope Name is a JustForFun/TimeLord, and TV Tropes is its TARDIS.
* An example where the editor, instead of using a {{Wiki Word}}, just put the words in curly brackets for some reason.
%% And this one.
** An example where a WikiWord is potholed to ''itself''.
* An otherwise-unnoteworthy example [[note]]that some bastard decided to add a snark to inside the footnote markup[[/note]].
* An example With random Capital letterS.
* An example that is more WildMassGuessing than anything else.
* An example that was previously listed, but which someone added to the end because they were too lazy to check the list of examples.
* "[[PotHole This example is a quote which doesn't mention the series it comes from and just Pot Holes it instead]]."
* MyFavoriteShow has this. It really has this. I'm going to waste so much text telling you that it has this before getting to the example. (it has this.)
* Example, of course.
* MyFavoriteShow has a lot of examples of this:
** Example.
** Example.
** Subversion.
** [[NotASubversion Subversion]].
** Aversion. (then why mention it?)
** Inversion.
* Example that is still part of the above list, but is a single-level bullet for some reason.
** Example.
** Example from MyFavoriteShow that mentions the show's title despite being in a list of examples from that show.
** Really weird example that nobody is quite sure whether it's a subversion, an inversion, or a legacy version.
* With an example, it's pretty much given.
* And then there's this example. Dear god, this example.
* Example which is is built onto this trope.
* porly spelled exaple that is alredy on the page
* Example with an extra blank line after it.

* Example with a quote, followed by some more elaboration.
-->'''Alice''': The quote.\\
'''Bob''': Yes, this is the quote.\\
The elaboration, which is still in quote-format because of bad formatting.
* Example that mentions the "[[BlatantLies current]]" page picture or quote, which is completely different from both the actual current picture or quote and several other examples that also mention outdated pictures or quotes.
* Example that contains minor factual errors.
** Another example calling the original poster of that example an idiot.
** Ridiculously nitpicky reply quoting facts that only someone who works in the field mentioned/lives in the area mentioned/is God would know.
** Ridiculously nitpicky reply that focuses on one inconsistency that can be easily edited out.
* Example ending in the clause "Making this...", which is potholed to [=OlderThan=][[[OlderThanDirt Dirt]] / [[OlderThanFeudalism Feudalism]] / [[OlderThanPrint Print]] / [[OlderThanSteam Steam]] / [[OlderThanRadio Radio]] / [[OlderThanTelevision Television]] / [[OlderThanTheNES TheNES]]], even though the example isn't actually that old.
* Example that potholes a character name to its parent work trope page, making it only immediately understandable to someone who knows the work well.
** [[spoiler:[[ShapedLikeItself Spoiler-tagged]] character name potholed to its parent work trope page]] followed by a long-winded and detailed elaboration that usually gives away the spoiler-tagged character name, [[CaptainObvious which completely voids the usefulness of the spoiler tag]].
* An example that isn't really much of an example of the trope.
** A better example would be this example from the same work that actually is an example.
* An example that isn't an example of the trope but is an example of the same kind of thing as is shown in the slightly inappropriate image at the top of the page.
** A reason why better example is better but in the wrong place.
* Example labeled "Obligatory," due to FanMyopia.
* An example, where, at least partly but not necessary completely due to the contributing troper's native language's differences with English, the textual content comes off as somewhat bizarrely worded yet not as far as being incomprehendable. And which, because of being buried amidst of examples of not-that-public-adored shows where it rarely receives any attention, still remains in the condition of awkward grammar for the purpose to confuse those rares who are in luck to happen across its way.
* [[PotHole Alice]] of course is the best example!
* An example from a work with negative reaction with an obligatory telling that the work is mind-crushingly awful.
* [[supersecretspoiler: Example using deprecated mark-up]] [[strike:in a lame attempt at sarcasm]].
* Example that was originally typed with no space after the bullet, but was automatically rectified by the wiki.
* exmplew ith Relly bad spelleng or Lost of tyops sgiend egogy.
* An example without the name of the work because this troper forgot.
* Example discussing how Show/Person X with a large PeripheryHatedom does this trope badly. Probably already on the page, but the troper that puts it really hates this thing.
* Example that never actually happened, possibly due to the troper confusing WordOfDante with WordOfGod.
** Actually that didn't happen, because long-winded explanation of what actually happened (which is pointless because someone will just delete the example, because of the explanation).
* Example from an obscure fetish-based independent work with a link to said work's trope page, not pointing out that said work is fetish-based.
* Example described as "an interesting use of this trope" or "an odd example" despite being unremarkable.
* An example from a work.\\
There was a need for paragraphs.
* Example that's played straight and subverted, somehow.
* Vague non-example pointing out this trope ''always'' occurs in this medium.
* Example from a series.
** Example from an unrelated series, but that is similar in that they both employ this trope.
* An example noted as being "played straight," as opposed to, say, almost everything else on this page.
* An example that references "a [[Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent recent]] episode of MyFavoriteShow" without any further elaboration to help identify the episode months or years down the road.
* An example that blatantly insults a particular GuiltyPleasure series that is not deleted because a lot of tropers agree with it.
* An example that's already been brought up twice, potholed to Administrivia/HowDidWeMissThisOne.
* Example containing [[PotHole a pothole broken into]] ''[[PotHole multiple]]'' [[PotHole links to the]] ''[[PotHoles same article]]'' [[PotHole by]] ''[[PotHole italicized words]]''. Alternatively, example containing 'improper formatting of italics''.
* Example that is duplicated on Another Related Trope Page. It really fits on that page better, but it hasn't been removed because that page is newer, and no one made the connection between the two tropes until after the newer one was launched.
* Example of an inversion that technically doesn't belong here, since the inverted trope has its own page.
* Decently written example.
** Reply talking about how the trope is justified because of contrived reasons that this editor plucked from nowhere. Assertion that the troper who wrote the previous example was mistaken.
* Valid example that happens to get all the context wrong, from the name of the main character to where he was when it happened.
** Correction by fan of above series, who didn't change the actual entry because then other tropers wouldn't see how wrong it is.
* Example which spoiler-tags [[spoiler: the fact the trope happens]].
* Example in which the contributer pluralised a WikiWord when the actual link is singular, thereby creating a redlink.
* Example that assures us is a positive example of a negative trope, so we can be reminded TropesAreNotBad.
** As well as [[WildMassGuessing a theory of that troper on why that makes sense]], with the unavoidable PotHole to FridgeBrilliance.
* Don't forget this poorly formatted example! This Troper can't believe nobody mentioned this one before.
* Example that attempts to justify Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike by quoting a snarky internet critic.
* Example. [[PotholeMagnet I Am Not Making This Up]].
* Example that contains a pothole that is broken up by italics, forcing the curious reader to [[SelfDemonstratingArticle check the tooltip before, ]]''[[SelfDemonstratingArticle during]]''[[ShockingSwerve , and after the italics]] to see if they all lead to the same page.
* Example that loves this trope
* Example that's made of this trope.
* Example where this trope is 'all over the place'
* Example that IS this trope, preferably with a link to IAmTheTrope.
* Example that is the GOD of this trope.
* Example which inexplicably links to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_I_Met_Your_Mother the work's Wikipedia page]] instead of to the work's TV Tropes page.
* Example[[note]]which contains a hottip that really should have been converted to the new notation format by now, but because the editor tried to pothole something, not knowing that putting in double end brackets would end the hottip, there is]] a really weird and disjointed comment, followed by double end brackets, hinting you into what's going on.[[/note]] Rest of example.
* Example pointing out a {{plot hole}}.
** Elaborate, {{fanwank}}y justification.
* Example of an objective trope.
* Dubious example of trope that uses liberal amounts of WildMassGuessing and FanMyopia. Will likely be edited later.
* ''Works Title'': This example has been added in a technically-sound and generally accepted format, contrasting formats that are generally frowned upon or are simply technically unsound. However, said format clashes ''[[MoodWhiplash jarringly]]'' with the other, consistently-formatted examples on this page.
* Example that uses an exclamation point, but lists an article with a custom title ''with'' an exclamation point, thus causing it to seem far too eager. Ain't ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima!'' the greatest?
* Example from ''Character-Named Work'' explaining how the titular [profession] uses this trope, which is now incomprehensible because the word titular is invisible.
* An [[VideoGame/{{Eversion}} everted]] example. What that means is anyone's guess, since we don't actually have everted tropes.
* A very lengthy example, which goes into detail about the show's history and cast, discussing that the show uses this trope to set up some chain of events or another and that it was contractually obligated for reasons unknown, but never actually coming out and saying just ''what the example actually is'', thus making it a rather odd variation on a Administrivia/ZeroContextExample.
* An example with a lengthy and probably untrue explanation or theory as to why the trope is a JustifiedTrope.
** Bulletpoint explaining that this is also a JustifiedTrope because it's truth in television, in fact this troper's cousin is an example.
* This troper wants you to know this troper found this example in ''Trope Overdosed: The Series'' even though this troper should know "this troper" shouldn't be used.
* Example with a [[spioler:broken spoiler] revealing something you don't want spoiled.
** Example that is similar in execution to the one above, yet the shows have no real connection.
* An example that reveals a spoiler all because it was [[spoiler: AccidentallyRedLinked.]]
* An example of a joke [[spoiler: with the punchline marked as a spoiler.]]
* Example that got partially deleted because the next bullet point down contained natter, and the troper deleting it wasn't careful enou
* Example missing a in mid-sentence because it got obliterated by wiki markup changes.
*** Incorrectly indented example.
* Example that omits any kind of Wiki markup despite requiring it. Not even the medium itself is linked.
* Example requiring an extremely long explanation, despite the fact that it may not even be an example of the trope, but the troper decides to go ahead and put it in anyway, believing they have figured out exactly how the trope works, and therefore discovering that their [[MyFavoriteShow favorite show]] had an example of the trope which could only be understood if the reader had a summary of the previous fifty-seven episodes of the show, so by the time they actually finish, they've completely forgotten what trope they were giving an example of, because they just wanted to show off the fact that they've finally figured out a key point in the show, and they were pretty sure it was a trope.
* An aversion example from a work that would have no reason to use the trope in the first place.
* Example with with a HoYay pot hole, despite the scene described having no discernible sub-text.
* Squicky example. Pass the brain bleach.
* Example that wrote person that not speaks English.
* An example of what the TropeName literally means, but is in no way an actual example of this trope.
* [[ZeroContextExample Character, in Work]].
* [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Example with ketchup, and curly fries on the side. Probably subverted.]]
* Unfinished exa



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Example after example about ''Obscure Anime [[NoExportForYou That Was Never Released Outside Japan]]''.
** One of which is so laden with fanspeak as to be practically in Japanese itself.
* Three and a half pages of {{Anime}} examples that you just scroll right on by because you've never heard of any of them.
* Example from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''
** Yet another example from the TropeOverdosed series that's here because the person who added the above example wasn't really paying attention to what he was doing.
* an AbridgedSeries example listed under {{Anime}} instead of under WebOriginal.
* Example from some redlinked anime called [[{{donotuse}} Nipponisu no Serizu Neemu Disupeto Puresenssu wa Taitoru no Ingurisu]], the title of which you can't make heads or tails of because you don't know Japanese, peppered with mentions of seemingly every single UsefulNotes/AnimeFanspeak trope for added confusion.
** Complaint that you can't make head or tails of the above because you don't know Japanese.
*** Natter about how it's Romaji, not actual Japanese.
*** Natter about capitalization of Romaji.
* Example from some redlinked anime called [[{{donotuse}} Akushuarii Engurisshu Taitoru]], the title of which you can't make heads or tails of because you don't know Japanese, but which you would immediately recognise had the person adding the example deigned to write the title in English, not English-turned-katakana-turned-romanized-katakana.
* [[TropeOverdosed Example from]] ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' example.
** Not to mention another example in that series.
* An example from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* Obligatory [[Anime/{{Monster}} Johan]] reference.
** Firm assertion that '''Johan is this trope'''.
* An Example from an anime, which, given [[MindScrew the nature of the series]], makes sense.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Example from a [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic]] incorrectly placed in the ComicBooks section.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* [[{{Squick}} Horrifying example]] from a piece of FanFiction.
* FanFiction example of this trope, supposedly not one written by the editor writing this example.
* Example from ''FanFic/MyImmortal'' with Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way that mocks the author's RougeAnglesOfSatin.
* Semi-shoehorned example from ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.
* A fanfic example that is either RedLinked or not linked at all, and does not bother to tell you what series the fanfic is of.
* Five ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' fanfic examples.

[[folder:Films Animated]]

[[folder:Films Live-Action]]
* Example from the original version of a classic horror film, written in such a way as to instantly differentiate itself from the poorly-received {{remake}} or myriad [[{{Sequelitis}} disappointing sequels]].
* Example that describes how the trope is PlayedStraight and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Film/LastActionHero''.
** Subexample that describes how the trope is deliberately [[AvertedTrope averted]] in the RealLife section of the film.
* Example that declares a medium which isn't even a movie "Trope Name: TheMovie".
* Irrelevant example included so the author can complain about ''Film/Alien3'' and ''Film/AlienResurrection''.
** [[FanonDiscontinuity What are you talking about, they never made those movies.]]

* A bunch of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' examples.
** Example of LampshadeHanging, [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], and/or {{deconstruction}} from a Discworld book.
** Example of exactly the same gag [[IfItWasFunnyTheFirstTime reused in a different Discworld book]].
** Example from another Discworld book that has more to actually do with this trope than above example does.
** Example from yet another Discworld book that has more to do with one of the previous Discworld examples than it actually does this trope.
* Example from PaulRobinson claiming that the trope is represented in his non-existent novel ''Literature/InstrumentOfGod''.
-->Two-kilobyte block of text alleged to be a quote from ''Literature/InstrumentOfGod'' which doesn't really seem to have any particular relevance to the trope, or, really, anything else for that matter.
* Obligatory ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' example, noting how it was either 'done badly', or 'particularly glaring'.
** Remark that it becomes even worse if you consider the UnfortunateImplications this carries.
* Example in which the contributor wrote "[=TitleOfBook=]" rather than "[=Literature/TitleOfBook=]", thereby either creating a redlink or a link to a similarly titled work in a different medium.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Example from ''RedlinkedShowOfWhichYouHaveHeard''.
* Example from ''[[{{pleasedonotuse}} Redlinked Show You Have Never Heard Of]]'', but the title of which prompts you to look it up on Google or TheOtherWiki.
* Example involving a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch.
** Natter referential joke!
*** Obscure joke reference!
** More joke references.
* Obligatory ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' reference.
* Obligatory example from a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series/movie/book/videogame.
** Ten
** more
** examples
** from
** totally
** different
** ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** series/movies/books/videogames
* Obligatory ''Series/DoctorWho'' example.
* "Obligatory" example from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* Example from an episode of a TV show which just aired, even though there is already an entry for the same series up above.
* The same example from an episode of a TV show which just aired, even though there are already an entry for the same seres up above AND the new exmaple already exits if the editor were to move his eyeballs by three inches. [[spoiler: Usually full of spoiler tags and ]]spelling erors because [[spoiler: the editor was trying to be the first person to post the example]].
* Example with [[strike: Alicia]] ''Alice'' and Bob, from Television Show, which was [[strike: canceled]] un-canceled after this example was written, but this is the next editor's favorite show, so everything must be crossed out instead of just corrected. This of course looks incredibly silly since strikethrough doesn't even exist anymore.
'''Alice''': Quote that is formatted

* Inevitable music example from an artist you either hate or have never heard of.
* Another Music/RedHousePainters example posted by Tonagamu... and you don't care because you haven't heard of Red House Painters.
** Tonagamu adding on the example even though he probably could have just added it to the main paragraph.

[[folder:Mythology and Folklore]]
* Surprise trope example from mythology, indicating that this trope is OlderThanDirt.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Example from ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', with shoehorned reminder of that game's BlackAndGreyMorality and/or WorldHalfEmpty, probably describing the Imperium at length, and ending with "And they're the ''good'' guys."
* Example from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' with a [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=bottomless%20pit link]] to an old version of the card database.

* Example from a Creator/WilliamShakespeare play which prompts TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples to be mentioned.
** Mention of said law. AccidentlyRedlinkedByMispelling.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Example from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll''.
** [[spoiler:Spoiler from ''Apollo Justice'' because you should have known better than to read a completely spoilered out sentence yet you read it anyway because it was fairly long and you thought it was going to be about the subject at hand and not an example from a different game that might have been an useless spoiler to mention to begin with, which prompts you to inmmediatly scroll down after reading the first line in order to forget about the spoiler. Also, while we're at it, spoiler from ''Dual Destinies''.]]
* An example from ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
** An example of how it was subverted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' that really should be a different trope altogether, with bad Administrivia/{{Example Indentation|InTropeLists}} on top.
** An example that mentions that the trope is used in both ''Mass Effect'' games which nobody bothered to correct after ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' came out.
* Example from ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', described in a perfectly normal manner from the perspective of the real world.
** In-character complaint about security levels, happiness, and treason. Request that the above person report to an execution chamber.
* Example from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' using a quote specific to the DS remake with a link to UpdatedRerelease or SuperTitle64Advance.
* Video game example which contains a [[UrbanLegendOfZelda disputed]] piece of information.
** You're wrong.
*** No, ''you're'' wrong!
*** NoYou
* Ancient, seemingly incorrect example from ''TropeOverdosed: The Videogame'' that mentions how this trope was used in a feature that was patched out by a later update.
* VideoGame example that asserts that part of the game is hard, for any reason.
** Seven paragraphs of WalkthroughMode to justify a rebuttal of "actually it's super easy if you know what you're doing".

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Example of LampshadeHanging, [[SubvertedTrope subversion]], and/or {{deconstruction}} from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''.
* Example from a "[[Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotRecent recent]]" arc of a webcomic that's been around for 8 years doing five updates a week, so the archive is huge, and since the example is so far up the page it's long ago fallen off the edit page, there's no way to tell when "recent" was.
* Obligatory ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' reference, and a full description of the quadrants.
** Along with a bulleted argument about Vriska.
*** Or just repeated HONK honk HONK's
* Example from a popular WebComic you should read but don't because it is [[ArchivePanic absurdly]] [[LongRunner long]] and you don't want to go on an ArchiveBinge, including several references to how amazing the web comic is.
* Example from a WebComic so obscure that you get the feeling that it was added by the [[TroperWorks comic's author]].
* Webcomic did it [[http://badlink/030502 here]], only the date format has changed, so the link is no good.
** Also [[http://badlink here/040506]], but when you translate the date to the new format, there's no obvious connection.
** And [[http://badlink here/3258693j]], with an outdated link that does not contain the date.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Example of mocking the trope in a ''{{Series}}: TheAbridgedSeries''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qJd-z_ODc Poorly explained pothole to a YouTube video which no longer exists.]]
* Link to a [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner sbemail]] which makes fun of this trope.
* A quote or mention from an AbridgedSeries here, since they seem to be all the rage these days.
* An example in the form of an Wiki/SCPFoundation wiki page, describing an SCP entity that is NightmareFuel but is not labelled as such here. But that's okay, you didn't need to sleep tonight, right?
* Example that is only a broken link to a Geocities site from 1998.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Example from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with mention of how it happened in a manner that was awesome.
** Another example from ''TropeOverdosed: The Series'', indented, and perhaps directly addressing the last one, but separated from it because some other Troper added an example in between for whatever reason.
** Example from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', with mention of how the ending was an AssPull.
* Example of the time ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' or ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' parodied the trope.
* Example from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' pointing out that they [[TheSimpsonsDidIt did it]], unaware of the actual purpose of [[ItsBeenDone that trope]].
* Obligatory example with ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
** At least eight further examples plus one from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls''.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Questionable example from ThisTroper's life.
* A lone RealLife example erroneously declared as TruthInTelevision which we are not making up.
* RealLife example: ThisTroper's personal testimony. (it will later be deleted, restored with a JustifyingEdit, and deleted again)
* Rather spurious example from RealLife, revealing the editor's ideological bias and bordering on {{Troll}} material.
** Attempt to delete/rectify above, which [[FoxNewsLiberal gets restored multiple times]] as ideological bias matches community preferences.
*** Above example deleted.
* Obligatory example about how evil Disney/[insert corporation here] is.
* Example that uses spoilers to hide [[spoiler: a real-life, well-known death.]]

Example that was left outside the folder tags by mistake.


[[folder: Unnecessary Truth In Television Section (that technically should be titled "Real Life") ]]

* Example involving [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], thus invoking GodwinsLaw.
** Example involving Stalin, thus invoking GodwinsLaw Response.
* Controversial example that is bound to be deleted at some point for fear that it might result in InternetBackdraft.
** Counterpoint to controversial example, which might even get the entire RealLife section taken off the page, despite the fact that the rest of the RealLife examples were perfectly uncontroversial.
*** Blatant, badly spelled FlameBait to above, asserting that all who stand on one particular side of the discussion are [[EatsBabies baby munching]] [[GodwinsLaw Nazis]].
* Historical example that is now found not to be true.
* Example that doesn't quite fit the trope.
** That would be more an example of [[NextTrope some other trope]], then.
* Example that doesn't actually belong in the TruthInTelevision section.
** Comment indicating that this example should be moved up into the main section, by someone who didn't bother to do that.
** Above example read by unhinged fan, who becomes a DaydreamBeliever.
* Non-example stating that [[CaptainObvious this sometimes occurs in real life]].
* Example from earlier on the page! Again!
* Urban Legend that totally happened to this troper's sister's ex-boyfriend's 2nd cousin's niece's math teacher's friend.
** MeToo! Lengthy personal anecdote.
* Example where someone put brackets around [[TropeName]] for no reason.
* Inarguably correct example of trope
** Followed by someone arguing.
* Another example that is the GOD of this trope, stashed away from the other example that is the GOD of this trope--so far away, that the reader won't catch the double godhood claim and fix it.
* Perfectly straight example described as "partially subverted"
* Example that's exactly the same as the one above it.
* Example that's exactly the same as the one above it.
* Example that fits better in a SubTrope.
** Pointing out that it "also" fits into [[SubTrope subtrope]].
* Example that, despite its otherwise perfect punctuation, does not end with a period, because the troper believes that only complete sentences should end in periods
* Example that's stated somewhere else already, but the troper either didn't look for it, or looked in the wrong section.
* [[spoiler: An example]] that is [[spoiler: completely spoilered out,]] except for [[spoiler: phrases that make no sense on their own]].
* Example that was clearly copy-pasted from the work's page.
* Scientific example that stems from a common misconception.
** [[Administrivia.ConversationInTheMainPage Natter]] that disputes the accuracy of the above example while being equally wrong.
* Personal anecdote made general by scrubbing the name of the person, place, or thing it happened to.
* Example using unnecessary initalisms.
* Downplayed example claiming to be a subversion.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Example?]]
* [[OhCrap Partially threatening event.]]
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''Joke that didn't fit anywhere else, usually about the page itself, referencing the topic at hand.''

''Extra stinger, because someone thinks that it's better to exercise their wit than to have a compact page.''

''Finally, another example from earlier on the page.''

->'''Either Statler or Waldorf''': Snarky comment about the subject at hand.\\
'''Waldorf (if Statler made the original comment) or Statler (if Waldorf made the original comment)''': Sarcastic reply to the previous comment.\\
'''Both''': Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!

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* Example placed after the stinger