This index is about ball tropes -- conditions or abilities temporarily imposed on an arbitrary character for narrative purposes -- "The Plot needed someone to be a Hero in this scene". While this does help move the plot forward, it runs the risk of feeling rather contrived.

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* AdvantageBall
* ConflictBall
* DistressBall
* HeroBall
* IdiotBall
* JerkassBall
* SanityBall
* SmartBall
* SnarkBall
* StrawmanBall
* VillainBall

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