->"If at first you don't succeed, you fail."
-->--'''SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}}''', '''''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''''

There are a lot of tropes about failing. That should probably tell you something.
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'''Tropes:'''
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* AesopAmnesia (You fail to remember the moral you learned last episode)
* TheAllegedExpert (You fail to do what you were supposedly trained to do)
* AmericansHateTingle (You fail to create a work that can cross borders)
* {{Anvilicious}} (You fail to send messages subtly)
* ArtisticLicense (You fail to research something)
* AssassinOutclassin (You fail at assassination)
* AudienceParticipationFailure (You fail to get audience backup in your show or song)
* AuthorExistenceFailure (You fail to finish your series before you die)
* BlindIdiotTranslation (You fail to translate something)
** TranslationTrainWreck (You fail ''epically'' to translate something)
* BonusFeatureFailure (You fail to provide good bonus content)
* BrokenAesop (You fail to convey your message because your characters don't obey it. Bonus points if it was meant to be anvilicious.)
* BungledSuicide (You fail to commit suicide)
** HappilyFailedSuicide (You failed to commit suicide, and that's a good thing)
* CaffeineFailure (You fail to stay awake)
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin (You fail to stay out of trouble)
** CantGetInTroubleForNuthin (You fail to get into trouble)
* CaptainObviousAesop (You fail to teach a lesson people don't already know)
* CaptainObviousReveal (You fail to make your [[TheReveal reveal]] a surprise)
* CassandraTruth (You fail to communicate the facts)
* CharacterDerailment (You fail to keep characters consistent)
* ColorFailure (You fail to keep your color when you lose your cool)
* ConflictBall (You fail to set up character conflicts properly)
* CorrectionBait (You fail ''not'' to correct the mistake you've found)
* CriticalExistenceFailure (You fail to be alive, even though you were fine one hitpoint ago)
* CriticalFailure (You fail to roll a 2 or higher, thus leading to more failure)
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure (You fail to psychoanalyze someone)
* CriticalResearchFailure (You fail to know the first thing about a topic)
* DefensiveFailure (You fail to remember the weapon in your hand)
* DesignatedHero (You fail to make a good character)
* DesignatedVillain (You fail to make an evil character)
* DiggingYourselfDeeper (You fail epically to fix a faux pas)
* DIYDisaster (You fail to renovate your house)
* DrivesLikeCrazy (You fail to drive safely)
* DudeNotFunny (You fail to keep your comedy in good taste)
* EightDeadlyWords (You fail to get people to feel for your characters)
* EntendreFailure (You fail to make a double entendre)
* EpicFail (You fail ''spectacularly'')
* EscapedAnimalRampage (When people failed to keep animals locked in their cages)
* EvilWillFail (You can pursue a life of evil if you wish, but there'll be severe consequences)
* ExactTimeToFailure (Initiating failure in three...two...one...)
* FMinusMinus (You epically fail at schoolwork)
* FacialCompositeFailure (You fail to draw an accurate Wanted poster)
* FailedASpotCheck (You fail to spot something two inches away from your face)
* FailedAuditionPlot (You fail an audition for your dream career, but find a reason to keep trying)
* FailingATaxi (You fail to hail a taxi)
* FailedFutureForecast (You fail to predict the future)
* FailsafeFailure (You fail to make a failsafe)
* FailureGambit (You fail intentionally as part of a grander scheme)
* FailureHero (You fail to save the day)
* FailureKnight (You failed something in your backstory)
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption (You have no choice but to fail because succeeding would end the story)
** Lose-Lose Situation (The direct preclude)
* FailuresOnIce (You fail to skate, especially on ice)
* FakeBalance (You fail to balance your video game characters)
* FemininityFailure (You fail to be ladylike)
* FightSceneFailure (You fail to direct an awesome fight scene)
* FloorboardFailure (The floorboards have failed to support your weight)
* FreudianSlipperySlope (You fail to prevent further {{Freudian Slip}}s)
* GeneralFailure (Your plans fail to prove you earned your rank as General)
* GlamourFailure (You fail to hide who you really are)
* AGlitchInTheMatrix (Your otherwise convincing illusion momentarily malfunctions)
* GoneHorriblyRight (Your plan worked, but you fail to consider its consequences)
* GoneHorriblyWrong (Not only does this not work, it fails to work in disastrous ways)
* HandWave (You fail to explain complicated plot points with detail)
* HeroTrackingFailure (You fail to shoot a moving target with PlotArmor)
* HeroWithAnFInGood (You fail to be heroic)
** MinionWithAnFInEvil (You fail to be villainous)
* HoistByHisOwnPetard (You're the direct cause of your own failure)
* ItsAWonderfulFailure (You see the repercussions of your failure before you get a Game Over)
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance (You fail to realize your own ignorance)
* ImposterForgotOneDetail (You fail to convince others you are someone else)
* INeverToldYouMyName (You fail because you revealed you knew things you weren't supposed to know)
** INeverSaidItWasPoison
* IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure (You failed, so your buddy's gonna feel the pain)
* JerkSue (You fail to make a JerkassWoobie)
* MadeOutToBeAJerkass (You lose face when you stand up for yourself)
* MortonsFork (No matter what you choose, you fail)
* TheMountainsOfIllinois (You fail to provide the proper geography when filming your movie)
* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels (You fail to speak a foreign language)
* MyGreatestFailure (You have never failed harder than this)
* {{Narm}} (You fail to make a scene serious)
* NecessaryFail (You failed, but the fallout of your success would have been worse)
* NoDeadBodyPoops (You fail to remember to brown your pants when you die)
* NoSell (Your ploy that usually succeeds... fails on this person)
* ObviousStuntDouble (The stunt double fails to pass as the actor)
* OfCourseISmoke (You fail to pretend to be a smoker)
* OutGambitted (Your plan fails when against someone else's plan)
* PassFail (You fail to be recognized as white, even if you're not)
* PokeThePoodle (Your attempt at an evil act fails to be evil)
* PopculturalOsmosisFailure (You fail to recognize another generation's pop-culture references)
* PottyFailure (You fail to keep your pants clean)
* ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta (You fail to realize where all those useful things you got ''really'' came from)
* RecognitionFailure (You fail to recognize someone)
** PaperThinDisguise (You fail to recognize someone who is barely concealing his/her identity)
** YourCostumeNeedsWork (The other side: You, the genuine article, fail to be recognizable when compared to imitations.)
* RedemptionFailure (You fail to remain on the side of good)
* RougeAnglesOfSatin (Yo fell tow use wards car wrecked lee)[[note]]You fail to use words correctly.[[/note]]
* RummageFail (You fail to find something in a bag of random items)
* SarcasmFailure (You fail at sarcasm)
* TheScrappy (You fail to make a likable character)
* TheShowMustGoWrong (You fail to keep disaster from happening during your performance)
* SkepticismFailure (You fail to prove that the supernatural doesn't exist)
* SpecialEffectFailure (You failed to fund the SFX department properly)
* SpringtimeForHitler (You fail to fail in your initial task)
* StatusQuoGameShow (You failed to win a game show because StatusQuoIsGod)
* StockFootageFailure (You fail to realize that was a bad time to use stock footage)
* StrawmanHasAPoint (You fail to make your opponents look irrational)
* SuspectExistenceFailure (You fail to find suspects for a crime)
* SymbologyResearchFailure (You fail to remember that cool logo you saw the other day and put into your work actually has religious meanings)
* ThoughtAversionFailure (You fail not to think about something when someone orders you not to)
* TimeForPlanB (Your first plan failed, on to the next one)
* TotallyRadical (You fail at youth culture forever)
* TranslationByVolume (You fail to talk to foreigners)
* TutorialFailure (You fail to teach someone how to play a game properly)
* UnfortunateImplications (You fail to notice an accidental stereotype, FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, or other offensive aspect in your work before making it public)
* UnfortunateItemSwap (You fail to tell those two important objects apart)
* UnintentionallySympathetic (You fail to make a character unlikable)
** UnintentionallyUnsympathetic (You fail to make a character likable)
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece (You fail to make a timeless work)
* {{Unwinnable}} (When the game can only end in failure, no matter how much you win)
** UnwinnableByDesign (When the programmer does this on purpose)
** UnwinnableByInsanity (When the player does this by trying really hard)
** UnwinnableByMistake (When the programmer fails)
* VoodooShark (You fail to cover your plot holes)
* WimpFight (You and your opponent fail at fighting)
* WorldLimitedToThePlot (You fail to build context for your story)
* WhatTheFuAreYouDoing (You fail at martial arts)
* WheresTheKaboom (You fail to explode stuff)
* YouCantThwartStageOne (You fail to stop a villain's plan even when you ''should'' have succeeded)
* YouHaveFailedMe (You fail to please your superior)
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