''Tropes about setting up, fleshing out, and tearing down characters.''

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!!Tropes:
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Compare {{Characters}}, CharactersAndCasting (how characters are affected by being played by actors).

Contrast CharactersAsDevice (roles that characters can be shoved into for plot reasons).
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Categories:
+ AccentTropes
+ AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits
+ AdmirationTropes
+ APoliteIndex
+ AttractionTropes
+ AgingTropes
+ AnnoyanceTropes
+ BackstoryIndex
+ BirthTropes
+ BlameTropes
+ BodyLanguage
+ CharacterFlawIndex
+ CharacterDerailment
+ ClothingReflectsPersonality
+ CommitmentIssues
+ CosmeticsTropes
+ CynicismTropes
+ DisabilityTropes
+ DoesNotLikeThisIndex
+ EmotionTropes
++AngerTropes
++AnxietyTropes
++DisgustTropes
++FearTropes
++HappinessTropes
++HatredTropes
++LoveTropes
++SadnessTropes
++SurpriseTropes
+ EgoTropes
+ ExtraversionTropes
+ FictionalCultureAndNationTropes
+ {{Foil}}s
+ GenderAndSexualityTropes
++ AlwaysFemale
++ AlwaysMale
++ BisexualityTropes
++ DoubleStandard
++ QueerAsTropes
++ UnisexTropes
+ GoalsAndObjectivesIndex
+ GratitudeTropes
+ HeelFaceIndex
+ IAmAnIndex
+ IdealismTropes
++ KnightInShiningTropes
+ IdentityIndex
+ {{Immaturity Tropes}}
+ ImprobableBehaviorTropes
+ InternalConflictTropes
+ IntroversionTropes
+ TheJerkIndex
+ LoyaltyTropes
+ MadnessTropes
+ MarySueTropes
+ MasterOfTheIndex
+ MoreThanMeetsTheEye
+ MotivationIndex
+ NamingConventions
+ NationalStereotypingTropes
+ ANiceJewishIndex
+ OccupationTropes
+ OhGreatASnarkIndex
+ OthernessTropes
+ TheOnlyRighteousIndexOfFanatics
+ PersonalAppearanceTropes
++ CostumeTropes
+++ {{Stripperiffic}}
++ EarTropes
++ EyeTropes
++ HairTropes
++ RaceTropes
++ SmileTropes
++ TearTropes
+ PragmatismTropes
+ PrejudiceTropes
+ ProtectiveTropes
+ RebelTropes
+ SelfishnessTropes
+ SelflessnessTropes
+ SensoryIndex
+ ShynessTropes
+ SignatureTropes
+ {{Stereotype}}
+ ThisIndexHasHadAHardLife
+ ThisIndexIsABitch
+ ThisIndexIsCopypasted
+ TropesAboutPerverts
+ TropesOfInnocence
+ YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry

For lists of tropes as they apply to specific fictional characters, see:
+ CharacterSheets
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* AboveGoodAndEvil
* AbstractApotheosis
* AChatWithSatan
* ActorInspiredElement
* ActualPacifist
* AdaptationalBadass
* AdaptationalHeroism
* AdaptationalVillainy
* AdaptationalWimp
* AdaptationPersonalityChange
* AddictionDisplacement
* AdmiringTheAbomination
* AfraidOfBlood
* AfraidOfDoctors
* AfraidOfNeedles
* AgeAppropriateAngst
* AgentPeacock
* AGodIAmNot
* AHouseDivided
* AirHugging
* ALadyOnEachArm
* AllAPartOfTheJob
* AllergicToRoutine
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer
* AllTakeAndNoGive
* AllWorkVsAllPlay
* AlwaysCamp
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter
* AmbiguousDisorder
* AmbitionIsEvil
* AMFMCharacterization
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead
* AMinorKidroduction
* AmnesiacsAreInnocent
* AngstDissonance
* AngstWhatAngst
* AnimalJingoism
* AnimalsHateHim
* AnnoyingLaugh
* ApologeticAttacker
* ApologisesALot
* AttentionDeficitDisciple
* BackportedDevelopment
* BackstoryOfTheDay
* BadassBaritone
* BadassDecay
* BadassMustache
* BaddieFlattery
* BadDreams
* BadGuysPlayPool
* BaitTheDog
* BasementDweller
* BatmanGrabsAGun
* BeAllMySinsRemembered
* BeautifulAllAlong
* BeetleManiac
* BeingPersonalIsntProfessional
* BelatedBackstory
* BenchedHero
* BeneathTheMask
* BerserkButton
* BettyAndVeronica
* BewareTheHonestOnes
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigEgoHiddenDepths
* BirdsOfAFeather
* BitchAlert
* BlackKnight
* BloodBrothers
* BloodKnight
* BloodLust
* BloodSplatteredInnocents
* BluntMetaphorsTrauma
* BoldExplorer
* BondingOverMissingParents
* BornInTheWrongCentury
* BornWinner
* BreakTheBadass
* BreakTheCutie
* BreakTheHaughty
* BrilliantButLazy
* BrokenAce
* BusCrash
* BuyThemOff
* CainAndAbel
* CallToAgriculture
* CannotConveySarcasm
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* CardCarryingVillain
* CatchPhrase
* CatsAreMean
* ChallengeSeeker
* ChaoticStupid
* CharacterAlignment
* CharacterCalculus
* CharacterCheck
* CharacterDepth
* CharacterDerailment
* CharacterDevelopment
* CharacterizationMarchesOn
* CharacterRerailment
* CharacterTics
* ChefOfIron
* ChekhovsSkill
* ChewingTheScenery
* ChildhoodFriendRomance
* ChildrenAreInnocent
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* ChronicVillainy
* CivilianVillain
* ClassicVillain
* ClosetGeek
* CollectorOfTheStrange
* CommutingOnABus
* CommutingOnABus
* CompleteMonster
* ComplimentFishing
* ConsultingMisterPuppet
* ConsummateProfessional
* ContemplateOurNavels
* ContemplativeBoss
* ContraltoOfDanger
* ConvenienceStoreGiftShopping
* CoolLoser
* CorruptTheCutie
* CounterpartComparison
* CowardlyLion
* CowerPower
* CrazyPeoplePlayChess
* CreatureOfHabit
* CreepyCute
* CreepyGood
* CrossingTheBurntBridge
* CruellaToAnimals
* CuddleBug
* CulturalRebel
* CuriousQualmsOfConscience
* CutenessProximity
* DaddysGirl
* DadTheVeteran
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DarkIsEvil
* DarkIsNotEvil, LightIsNotGood
* DartboardOfHate
* DaytimeDramaQueen
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
* DependingOnTheWriter
* DesignatedProtagonistSyndrome
* DeterminedDefeatist
* DeterminedExpression
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat
* DiminishingVillainThreat
* DirtyBusiness
* DirtyCop
* DiscoDan
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe
* DivergentCharacterEvolution
* DividedWeFall
* DoesNotLikeSpam
* DontLookAtMe
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou
* DontYouDarePityMe
* DonutMessWithACop
* DoubleConsciousness
* DramaQueen
* DrinkOrder
* DrivenByEnvy
* DrivenToSuicide
* DudleyDoRightStopsToHelp
* DumbassHasAPoint
* DumbMuscle
* DungeonmastersGirlfriend
* DynamicCharacter
* EarthyBarefootCharacter
* ElectiveMute
* ElectiveUnintelligible
* ElementalRivalry
* EmbarrassingNickname
* EmbarrassingTattoo
* EmotionalBruiser
* EmotionalMaturityIsPhysicalMaturity
* EmotionalRegression
* EntitledBastard
* EntitledToHaveYou
* EpiphanyTherapy
* EscapistCharacter
* EstablishingCharacterMoment
* EverybodySmokes
* EveryoneHasStandards
* EveryoneIsRelated
* EvilLaugh
* EvilSoundsDeep
* EvilSoundsRaspy
* ExperiencedProtagonist
* EyeTake
* FaceOfTheBand
* FailedAuditionPlot
* FalseWidow
* FamousAncestor
* FantasticallyIndifferent
* FantasyForbiddingFather
* FatalFlaw
* FatComicRelief
* FatIdiot
* FatSlob
* FearlessFool
* FearOfThunder
* FemaleAngelMaleDemon
* TheFinickyOne
* FishEyes
* FlatCharacter
* FlawExploitation
* FleetingPassionateHobbies
* FluffyTamer
* ForeignLanguageTirade
* ForgetsToEat
* ForgivenButNotForgotten
* ForgotFlandersCouldDoThat
* FormerlyFat
* FormerTeenRebel
* FountainOfExpies
* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* FrenchJerk
* FreudianExcuse
* FriendlyRivalry
* FriendToAllChildren
* FriendToAllLivingThings
* FriendToBugs
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* FunctionalAddict
* GameOfNerds
* TheGenericGuy
* GeniusBookClub
* GenreRefugee
* TheGimmick
* TheGlassesComeOff
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry
* TheGlovesComeOff
* GoingDownWithTheShip
* GoKartingWithBowser
* GoodCostumeSwitch
* GoodFlawsBadFlaws
* GoodIsImpotent
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GoodIsNotNice
* GracefulInTheirElement
* GrassIsGreener
* GreenEyedMonster
* GrewASpine
* GrudgingThankYou
* GuiltComplex
* GuiltyPleasures
* GutFeeling
* GutturalGrowler
* TheHandicappedAndTheHelper
* HappyFlashback
* HasTwoMommies
* HatesBaths
* HatesBeingAlone
* HatesBeingTouched
* HatesEveryoneEqually
* HatesSmallTalk
* HeadbuttingHeroes
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation
* HeartTrauma
* HeavyHippo
* TheHedonist
* HelpingGrannyCrossTheStreet
* HeManWomanHater
* HeroHarassesHelpers
* HeroicAlbino
* HeroicBastard
* TheHerosJourney
* HiddenDepths
* HiddenHeartOfGold
* HighHopesZeroTalent
* TheHilariousTable
* HisStoryRepeatsItself
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
* HollywoodDressCode
* HollywoodPersonalityDisorders
* HolyBurnsEvil
* HolyHitman
* HormoneAddledTeenager
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter
* HospitalityForHeroes
* HotBlooded
* HumanPackMule
* HumbleHero
* HumblePie
* HumorlessAliens
* HyperAwareness
* IaijutsuPractitioner
* IAmWhatIAm
* IAmWho
* ICanStillFight
* ICouldaBeenAContender
* IdealHero
* IdleRich
* IgnoredEpiphany
* IgnoreTheFanservice
* IGotBigger
* IHaveBrothers
* IKissYourHand
* ImmortalImmaturity
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty
* ImmortalitySeeker
* ImmortalsFearDeath
* ImpliedAnswer
* ImprobableAge
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex
* InformedJudaism
* InformedWrongness
* InHarmonyWithNature
* InHarmsWay
* InItsHourOfNeed
* InnocentAliens
* InnocentBigot
* InnocentlyInsensitive
* InsistsOnPaying
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
* IntelligentGerbil
* InternalReformist
* InterpretativeCharacter
* InTheOriginalKlingon
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide
* InvisibleCelebrityGuest
* InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves
* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat
* IWantToBeARealMan
* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine
* IWouldSayIfICouldSay
* JadeColoredGlasses
* JerkassDissonance
* JerkassFacade
* JerkassHasAPoint
* JerkassWoobie
* JewishAndNerdy
* JewishComplaining
* JewsLoveToArgue
* JustForFun/TheUniversalGenreSavvyGuide
* KickTheDog
* KickTheMoralityPet
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
* KidAppealCharacter
* KidsAreCruel
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand
* KindnessButton
* KingpinInHisGym
* KitschCollection
* KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee
* KnuckleCracking
* LaboriousLaziness
* LackOfEmpathy
* LargeAndInCharge
* TheLastDJ
* LawfulStupid
* LawfulStupidChaoticStupid
* LeaningOnTheFurniture
* LegalJailbait
* LegendaryInTheSequel
* LethalKlutz
* LetsGetDangerous
* LickingTheBlade
* LifeOfTheParty
* LightIsGood
* LikeAFishTakesToWater
* LivingForeverIsAwesome
* LivingLegend
* LonersAreFreaks
* LongBusTrip
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality
* LostFoodGrievance
* LovableCoward
* LoveFreak
* LoveHungry
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming
* MachineEmpathy
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy
* MadDreamer
* MadeOutToBeAJerkass
* MadnessMantra
* TheMagazineRule
* ManHug
* MartialPacifist
* MaskedLuchador
* MathematiciansAnswer
* MeasuringTheMarigolds
* MenacingStroll
* MenAreChildish
* MessiahCreep
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep
* MillionairePlayboy
* MiseryBuildsCharacter
* MisfitMobilizationMoment
* MisterBig
* MommyIssues
* MonstrosityEqualsWeakness
* MoodSwinger
* MookFaceTurn
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye
* TheMovieBuff
* MotiveDecay
* MrAltDisney
* TheMoralityMortalityEquation
* MuggingTheMonster
* MuggleBornOfMages
* MundaneLuxury
* MusclesAreMeaningful
* MusclesAreMeaningless
* MustMakeAmends
* MustMakeHerLaugh
* MyInstinctsAreShowing
* MysteriousPast
* NakedOnArrival
* TheNapoleon
* NatureLover
* NaughtyIsGood
* NeatFreak
* NerdGlasses
* NervousWreck
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye
* NiceJewishBoy
* NiceToTheWaiter
* NobodyCallsMeChicken
* NonIdleRich
* NoObjectPermanence
* NoSenseOfHumor
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace
* NoSympathy
* NotAMorningPerson
* NotAsYouKnowThem
* NotBad
* NotHelpingYourCase
* NotSoPhonyPsychic
* NotSoSimilar
* NotSoStoic
* NotSoWeak
* NotThatKindOfDoctor
* NotThatKindOfMage
* NowLetMeCarryYou
* NumberOneDime
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry
* OddCouple
* OddFriendship
* OfficeGolf
* TheOlderImmortal
* OlderThanTheyLook
* OldWindbag
* OminousWalk
* OnlyInItForTheMoney
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness
* OpaqueNerdGlasses
* OpinionFlipflop
* OppositesAttract
* OralFixation
* OrcusOnHisThrone
* OutOfCharacterMoment
* OutsideManInsideMan
* OverAndUnderTheTop
* ParentingTheHusband
* PasteEater
* PastimesProvePersonality
* ThePerfectionist
* PerfectPacifistPeople
* PerpetualExpression
* PersonalArcade
* PersonalityPowers
* PetTheDog
* PhoneInDetective
* PhonyPsychic
* PhonyVeteran
* PickedFlowersAreDead
* ThePigPen
* PinkIsForSissies
* PinocchioNose
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything
* PlainJane
* PlayingATree
* PluckyMiddie
* PointyHairedBoss
* PolarOppositeTwins
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* PopularIsDumb
* PossessionSue
* PosterGalleryBedroom
* PostHistoricalTrauma
* PragmaticHero
* PresentAbsence
* PsychopathicManchild
* PsychoSupporter
* PutOnABus
* PutOnABusToHell
* PuttingOnMyThinkingCap
* QuickNip
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman
* RaisedByWolves
* ReallyWasBornYesterday
* RealMenEatMeat
* RealMenWearPink
* RebelRelaxation
* RecklessPacifist
* RecliningReigner
* RedemptionQuest
* ReDitto
* RedOniBlueOni
* ReformedButRejected
* RelationshipWritingFumble
* ReluctantWarrior
* RepeatWhatYouJustSaid
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap
* ResentfulGuardian
* RhinoRampage
* RhymesOnADime
* RidiculouslySuccessfulFutureSelf
* RidiculousProcrastinator
* RivalScienceTeams
* RookieRedRanger
* RotatingProtagonist
* RoundedCharacter
* RubiksCubeInternationalGeniusSymbol
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining
* SaltAndPepper
* SarcasmBlind
* SatelliteCharacter
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud
* ScarilyCompetentTracker
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic
* ScaryShinyGlasses
* ScheduleFanatic
* ScreamingWarrior
* ScrewySquirrel
* ScullySyndrome
* SelectiveSlaughter
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SexlessMarriage
* ShameIfSomethingHappened
* SheepInSheepsClothing
* SheIsAllGrownUp
* SherlockScan
* ShipperOnDeck
* ShippingTorpedo
* ShootTheDog
* ShorterMeansSmarter
* SicklyNeuroticGeek
* SignatureRoar
* SignificantSketchbook
* TheSacredDarkness
* TheSilentBob
* SillyWalk
* SimpleMindedWisdom
* SimpleStaff
* SimpletonVoice
* SingleIssuePsychology
* SirSwearsalot
* SkilledButNaive
* SleepsWithEveryoneButYou
* SlidingScaleOfAntagonistVileness
* SlouchOfVillainy
* SmallStepsHero
* SmarterThanYouLook
* SmartPeoplePlayChess
* SmokingIsCool
* SmugSnake
* SmugSuper
* SomethingAboutARose
* SonOfAWhore
* SorryIFellOnYourFist
* SourPrudes
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* StagesOfMonsterGrief
* StandardCopBackstory
* StandardFiftiesFather
* StandardizedLeader
* StaticCharacter
* StayInTheKitchen
* StockYuck
* StoppedCaring
* StoryboardBody
* StoutStrength
* StrangeSalute
* StrawVegetarian
* StrokeTheBeard
* StupidEvil
* StupidGood
* StupidNeutral
* StutterStop
* SuicidePact
* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* SuperOCD
* SurvivalMantra
* SweetTooth
* SwissArmyAppendage
* SwitchingPOV
* SympatheticCriminal
* SympatheticMurderer
* TalkativeLoon
* TalksLikeASimile
* TaxidermyIsCreepy
* TechnologicalPacifist
* TellMeAboutMyFather
* TerrifiedOfGerms
* ThatManIsDead
* ThereAreNoCoincidences
* TheTell
* TheTragicRose
* ThinkNothingOfIt
* ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof
* ThrowDownTheBomblet
* TinMan
* ToBeLawfulOrGood
* TookALevelInBadass
* TookALevelInCynic
* TookALevelInDumbass
* TookALevelInJerkass
* TookALevelInKindness
* TooMuchAlike
* TrademarkFavoriteFood
* TradeYourPassionForGlory
* TragicDream
* TrueNeutral
* TwentyFourHourArmor
* TwitchyEye
* UglyCute
* UndyingLoyalty
* UngratefulBastard
* UnintentionallySympathetic
* UnluckilyLucky
* UnSorcerer
* UpThroughTheRanks
* UrbanLegendLoveLife
* VanityLicensePlate
* VerbalTic
* VillainCorner
* VillainDecay
* VillainHasAPoint
* VillainousBreakdown
* VillainousFriendship
* VirginityMakesYouStupid
* WarringNatures
* WeakenedByTheLight
* WeakWilled
* WeaponJr
* WeaponOfChoice
* WeDoTheImpossible
* WeUsedToBeFriends
* WeWantOurJerkBack
* WhatDoTheyFearEpisode
* WhatExactlyIsHisJob
* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhatTheHellHero
* WhatTheHellTownspeople
* WhatYouAreInTheDark
* WhereIWasBornAndRazed
* WhileRomeBurns
* WhipItGood
* WhoNeedsEnemies
* WhosLaughingNow
* WhoWantsToLiveForever
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes
* WindowsToTheSoul
* WithFriendsLikeThese
* WomenAreWiser
* WorkHardPlayHard
* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech
* WriteWhoYouKnow
* WrongGenreSavvy
* WrongNameOutburst
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness
* YouAreWhatYouHate
* YouDirtyRat
* YoungerThanTheyLook
* YourDaysAreNumbered
* ZeroApprovalGambit
* [[{{InVinoVeritas}} Doctor Jekyll And Mister Jack Daniels]]
* {{Anvilicious}}
* {{Backstory}}
* {{Bookworm}}
* {{Cincinnatus}}
* {{Claustrophobia}}
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* {{Detective Animal}}
* {{Dojikko}}
* {{Elfeminate}}
* {{Expy}}
* {{Flanderization}}
* {{Gasshole}}
* {{Greed}}
* {{Hulkspeak}}
* {{Hyperaffixation}}
* {{Interacting With Shadow}}
* {{Jack Of All Trades}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* {{Lust}}
* {{Mangst}}
* {{Meganekko}}
* {{Nerd}}
* {{Pacifist}}
* {{Sadist}}
* {{Sleepyhead}}
* {{Slimeball}}
* {{Squee}}
* {{The Morlocks}}
* {{Thememobile}}
* {{Ubermensch}}
* {{Wildcard}}
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask
* TheWorfEffect
* {{Xenafication}}
* TheXenophile

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