->'''Jigsaw''': ''[[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway Drop the gun, Mr. Luger!]]''\\
'''Luger''': I don't have one.\\
'''Jigsaw''': You're not carrying a weapon?\\
'''Luger''': I don't believe in them.\\
[Jigsaw kicks over a pistol]\\
'''Jigsaw''': Pick up the gun. ({{beat}}) ''Drop the gun, Mr. Luger!''
-->-- ''Film/LoadedWeapon1''

The writer invokes a narrative {{trope}} by having a character consciously set it up.

Some methods:
* A {{Sitcom}} character tries to stage manage a MeetCute between two characters.
* TheChick pulls a WoundedGazelleWarcry in order to set off a hero's UnstoppableRage.
* A princess gets herself kidnapped in the hope of a RescueRomance.
* A villain relies on [[HeroBall how heroes act]] for his BatmanGambit.

Compare ExploitedTrope (not making the {{trope}} happen, just taking advantage of one happening). Contrast DefiedTrope, DiscussedTrope.

[-TECHNICAL NOTE: On the wiki typing the word "invoked" anywhere within an example turns off the automatic YMMV flagging (the scales) for that example.-]
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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''YuYuHakusho'''s Dark Tournament arc, Kuwabara deliberately invokes Yusuke's UnstoppableRage by allowing Toguro to kill him, [[spoiler:or so he thinks -- Toguro doesn't actually kill him, but letting Yusuke think he had has the same effect]]. Since Toguro ''wanted'' to fight Yusuke at max power, he probably counts as invoking it too.
* The LockedRoomMystery {{trope}} is invoked in the ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' episode "Remote Island Syndrome" [[spoiler:by Koizumi, who wanted to keep Haruhi occupied.]]
** There are a couple of other examples, such as the intentional creation of an AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil to give Haruhi something of an enemy.
* In an episode of ''TenchiMuyo'', Ryoko and Ayeka engineer CrashIntoHello-type meetings in order to get closer to Tenchi... even though they've known him for ''months''. Sasami showed them some shoujo manga and tricked them into thinking that this was a traditional part of Earth romances.
** Thus clarifying something very important. Sasami is an evil, evil woman.
* Every few episodes of ''KeroroGunsou'', Momoka will try to stage a RescueRomance in order to get closer to Fuyuki. For one reason or another, it ''never'' seems to work.
** For the most part, this is because she's trying to be rescued by ''[[NonActionGuy Fuyuki]]''.
* In ''DragonBallZ'', Gotenks attempts to invoke HeroicSecondWind by "letting" himself get beat so he can have a last-minute comeback and inevitable victory, with a... [[WrongGenreSavvy predicable result]]. In short, all his friends [[KillEmAll get killed one by one]], and later the villain [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up the planet]].
* ''MahouSenseiNegima!'' has Kotaro invoking IdiotHero, claiming that Negi would be a better fighter if he acted more like an idiot. It actually makes some sense, as Negi's greatest weakness is that he tends to overthink everything.
* Kagura from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' has Sakaki invoke her RunningGag of [[AnimalsHateHim cats biting her]] in order to meet a wild mountain cat on a school trip. [[spoiler:Partially subverted when the cat comes and ''doesn't'' bite her.]]
* Ayano's father tries to invoke BodyguardCrush to pair her up with the immensely powerful Kazuma in ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma''. Unfortunately for him and his wallet, Kazuma is even more GenreSavvy and cheerfully milks him for all he's worth. [[spoiler:Likely double subverted as it turns out he does care about her a great deal more than he usually lets on. Even more unfortunately, [[AuthorExistenceFailure we'll never get to learn how it all turns out]].]]
* Kamina of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' fame absolutely ''refused'' to [[CombiningMecha combine mechas]] with Simon until he performed a TransformationSequence with him, even while in the middle of combat.
* In ''GundamSeedDestiny'', Meyrin Hawke helps Athrun escape from soldiers searching for him by invoking DistractedByTheSexy via ModestyTowel. Two invoked {{trope}}s for the price of one! Extra points: she wasn't actually naked underneath the towel, she just got her hair wet and then wrapped the towel around her clothes to make it ''look'' like she'd just gotten out of the shower.
* ''CodeGeass''. It's simple enough. If you beg someone, anyone, to [[spoiler: save your defenceless, ''TokenMiniMoe'' Empress,]] then there's a good chance that your [[spoiler: ''LargeHam'', sort-of-enemy will pull out a shiny new [[MiniMecha mecha]]]] and do so.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Rei attempts a CrashIntoHello in order to meet Mamoru. It doesn't go as planned but still works.
* In ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', Nikaidou specifically asks Shimada to turn his shogi match against Rei into a CurbStompBattle in an effort to have Rei develop as a player.
* ToLoveRu does this for harem comedy. [[LovableSexManiac Momo]] knows that the FirstGirlWins and if Rito is forced to choose one girl out of his harem it probably isn't going to be her. Her solution, naturally, [[MarryThemAll is to make sure Rito doesn't need to choose only one girl]].
* In ''Anime/CardcaptorSakura'', Tomoyo supplies Sakura with an UnlimitedWardrobe, with the reasoning that "when you are doing special things, you must wear special clothes!"
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[[folder:Comics]]
* In ''DungeonZenith'', the keepers of the dungeon create a rumor about a kidnapped princess. But they unwillingly use the name of an existing princess. Then she walks to the dungeon with her secret lover, to make her father believe he saved her.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Kato in ''WebVideo/GantzAbridged'' invokes the RuleOfCool in the final battle. [[spoiler: And the final boss invokes the HeroicSacrifice]]. Yes, it's a ShoutOut to TVTropesWiki.
* ''Fanfic/UninvitedGuests'' is pretty much nothing ''but'' GenreSavvy characters invoking every trope they can think of in order to exploit the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality.
* In ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars'', Kane invokes EvilIsNotWellLit because watching his minions stumble around in the dark [[ItAmusedMe is funny]].
* In ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTheAtom'', Narg tries to invoke character development by attempting diplomatic relations with some raiders, [[{{OneManArmy}} as opposed to just crushing them all]]. [[{{TooDumbToLive}} They continue to shoot at him through]] power armor, despite it doing nothing. He kills them all. It's hilarious.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' is basically ''Invoked Trope: TheMovie''. Practically every horror movie cliche, from [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]] lying around where anyone can find them, to creepy old guys giving ominous warnings, to teenagers having sex in monster-infested woods, are all set up (at great effort and expense) by a massive conspiracy.
* The SpaghettiWestern AffectionateParody ''Film/MyNameIsNobody'' has the title character doing this endlessly, to set up another character as an old west hero.
* The BuddyCopShow parody ''Film/{{Loaded Weapon 1}}'' has this a few times, such as during the hostage scene:
-->'''Mr. Jigsaw''': ''[[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway Drop your gun, Mr. Luger!]]''\\
'''Det. Luger''': I don't have one.\\
'''Jigsaw''': You're not carrying a weapon?\\
'''Luger''': I don't believe in them.\\
[Jigsaw kicks a spare pistol over]\\
'''Jigsaw''': Pick up the gun.\\
[Luger picks the gun up]\\
'''Jigsaw''': ''Drop the gun, Mr. Luger!''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Attempted in ''Literature/GoodOmens'', where Anathema Device, after trying all other methods to find her book, dramatically pretends to give up, flop down, and let her gaze casually fall on a patch of dirt.
* The TheoryOfNarrativeCausality is a measurable law on Literature/{{Discworld}}, so there are many invocation of {{trope}}s throughout, some more successful than others.
** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!,'' the main characters invoke the MillionToOneChance during a critical arrow shot - they deliberately make it ''harder to aim'' (using blindfolds and standing on one leg), in order to get the odds of a direct hit down to ''exactly'' a [[MillionToOneChance million to one]]. [[spoiler:They don't succeed, mind, but when the dragon blows up the building they're standing on, the narration continues, "Fortunately, the odds of anyone surviving the ensuing explosion were exactly a million to one."]]
*** Quite a lot of this happens in the same book, in fact. When the BigBad (or TheDragon to a dragon, depending how you look at it) calls guards to arrest Captain Vimes, the guards are [[GenreSavvy reluctant to try to arrest him]] as he is clearly unarmed and outnumbered.
** [[Discworld/MenAtArms Later in the series]], Vetinari orders Vimes to hand in his badge, specifically to invoke TurnInYourBadge and the inevitable determined solving of the crime afterward. Subverted in that Vetinari realizes too late that he's triggered a HeroicBSOD in Vimes instead.
** The ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Discworld'' Role Playing Game actually has rules for this: A spell that lets you twist narrative {{trope}}s, as well as a caution that just because you set yourself up as the Hero Who Saves the Town From the Evil Troll doesn't mean [[WrongGenreSavvy you're not actually]] One of the Dozen Hapless Characters Who Get Killed by the Troll Before the Hero Shows Up or, if the story is being told from a troll perspective, The Human That Gets Smooshed by the Troll. "Troll stories aren't very subtle."
* TomSawyer runs his life this way. It helps that ''Mark Twain'' runs Tom Sawyer's life this way. Of course, [[MediumAwareness Tom probably knows that]].
** On the other hand, when HuckleberryFinn attempts the same, it ends in disaster.
* The villain in ''[[TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]'' by Creator/CharlesStross casts a reality-warping spell which forces his life into the structure of a ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, with him as the villain. He plans on stopping the spell after he captures the person playing the Bond role; that way, the pawn goes from being a super-suave man of action to a simple civil servant out of his depth, and it'll be too late for anyone else to step in. [[spoiler: He thinks it's the hero--it turns out that the hero is actually the Bond ''girl'', and his girlfriend is Bond.]]
* Several characters in MercedesLackey's ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series deliberately invoke tropes when it will help them or harm their enemies. They have force due to the presence of an ambient, powerful magic in the land called the Tradition, which causes events to follow the fairytale they most resemble.
* ''Literature/TheTenantOfWildfellHall'': When Gilbert Markham hears a rumor that Helen has been widowed and is getting remarried, he instantly packs up and leaves town, walking the final six miles when he can't find any transportation, intending to [[SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace burst into the Church and interrupt the ceremony]] if he has to.
* The Cineverse trilogy by Craig Shaw Gardner is a giant exercise of invoking a trope, with lots of little [[LampshadeHanging lampshades hanging]] within it. The main characters (particularly the GuardianOfTheMultiverse and the MultiversalConqueror) are GenreSavvy and therefore frequently [[DiscussedTrope talk about]] how best to [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality exploit]] the current world's laws.
* In ''JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John and Dave try to lure out a ghost by splitting up, with John taking a shower and Dave taking a nap, while loudly announcing their plan and their fervent hope that they will '''not''' be attacked by a ghost under these circumstances.
* [[HarryTurtledove The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump]] begins with the narrator receiving a call from his boss in the middle of the night (and the boss blaming time zones). [[BookEnds It ends with the narrator deliberately calling the boss at the same hour]].
* In ''TheEnchantedForestChronicles'' Princess Alianora's parents invited an evil fairy to her christening in hopes that she'd curse her, presumably with the intended result that she be rescued by a handsome prince. Instead the fairy, possibly thrilled by the novelty of being ''invited'', had a wonderful time and went home without cursing anyone.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''[[Series/HoratioHornblower Hornblower]]'' episode "The Examination for Lieutenant" (also known as "The Fire Ships"), Captain Pellew invokes TactfulTranslation. Upon learning that the Spanish intend to break their alliance with the British, Pellew is too [[{{Angrish}} flustered]] to formulate a reply, and simply tells Hornblower (acting as a translator/interpretor, [[CommonTongue speaking French with the Spaniard]]) to tell the Spanish officer the [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny sort of thing Pellew would say]], leaving Hornblower to figure out an appropriate reply on the spot while Pellew grits his teeth. The Spanish guy ends up impressed, never realizing that Pellew was seething.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''{{Cathy}}'' has tried, at least once, to invoke YouWereTryingTooHard, declaring that she was ''not'' looking for a boyfriend, and therefore a suitable one should pop up any minute now. It didn't work.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* The AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio drama ''The Doomwood Curse'' is based entirely around this: Some space nanites are making a fictional book true, and through careful manipulation of the tropes the Doctor is able to reverse the effect: The only way to get the solution to the carrier (a highwayman) in time is to make it a valuable item that "Must get there before sunrise!".
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'' features the art of Talecrafting, wherein you can manipulate the nature of fate by noticing how the tropes of a story are going to play out (e.g., two attempts have failed, so you can invoke ThirdTimesTheCharm). On the other hand, it comes with a story-appropriate penalty (such as AllThatGlitters) unless you do ''really'' well. Oh, and ''[[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife they link to this website in the book]]''.
* ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent'' puts you in the position of one of the fallen engineers of the divine mechanism, meaning there are times when you can invoke common misunderstandings for power. For instance, the Combustion Embed exploits the fact that [[EveryCarIsAPinto everyone knows a car will explode if you shoot it]].
* In the D20Modern Sourcebook Cyberscape, you can get an implant called Organ Remapping. "Organ remapping is an extensive set of minor cybernetic devices that relocate a recipientís internal organs and add safety valves, cutoffs, back-ups, and alternatives to many of the more critical and fragile organic systems." So any character can invoke OrganDodge.
** Same game, different trope: CombatClairvoyance. Psionic characters can use a power called Combat Claivoyance, and any character in a campaign with Cyberscape can use Kata Calculators/Computers, which are chips implanted into the brain comparing the battle to millions of battle sequences stored, and calculating the most probable next move from the opponent, giving advance warning to the user.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', it is ambiguous if Jolee Bindo is acting like a GrumpyOldMan because it is expected of someone his age and he finds humor in fulfilling the sterotype or if he actually is a GrumpyOldMan but GenreSavvy about it ([[TakeAThirdOption or some of both]]). Check out his [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Quote:Jolee_Bindo Wookieepedia quote]] [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Wookieepedia:Quote_of_the_Day/Archive#Jolee_Bindo pages]] and judge for yourself.
* Desann, BigBad of ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Outcast]]'', invokes ShootingSuperman and then (this is the part he [[GenreBlindness hasn't really thought through]]) ItsPersonal as part of a BatmanGambit to manipulate Kyle Katarn. Kyle has given up his Jedi abilities and connection to the Force deliberately, but Desann makes him really wish he had them by forcing him to fight him, a powerful Dark Jedi, with normal weapons -- and inevitably lose, failing to save his girlfriend. This leads to [[spoiler: Kyle returning to the Valley of the Jedi to reconnect with the Force for purposes of revenge, showing Desann the way there.]]
* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' move Grass Knot invokes BrokenHeel. It uses grass to trip the opponent. The amount of damage depends on the opponent's weight.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'''s co-op campaign:
--> [=GLaDOS=]: This is the Computer Intelligence Training and Enrichment Center Human Test Subject Research Center or [=SinTech=]. But why don't we all just agree to call it [[HubLevel the hub]]?
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has the [[RobotWar quarian-geth]] war. It officially started when the geth, a mechanical SlaveRace created by the quarians, began to GrowBeyondTheirProgramming, but they were peaceful and just pondered the nature of their existence ("Do these units have a soul?"). The quarians, who happened upon a rare case of GenreSavvy for a civilisation in this situation and saw where this was going, decided to shut their errant children down. However, some amongst the quarian populace protested. When the protesters were targeted with arrests and eventually violence by police, the geth retaliated. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Violently]]. In the quarians' attempt to ''[[DefiedTrope defy]]'' the RobotWar trope, they accidentally ended up invoking it. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Oops]].
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Elan in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' is fond of these, often pointing out that they're obligatory. For example, in ''On the Origin of [=PCs=]'', when Roy is recruiting members for an adventuring party, Elan gets Roy to sit in a corner, looking mysterious, to invoke YouAllMeetInAnInn. All the ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' characters are reasonably [[GenreSavvy Genre]] (and Rule, for that matter) Savvy, but Elan's a bard and seems to feel that invoking tropes is part of his job.
** Elan is also not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, and will do things like insisting on [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0119.html waiting for the fireball to catch up]] -- despite having reached the escape in plenty of time--so as to do an impressive [[OutrunTheFireball jump to safety]].
-->'''Elan:''' Wow! Just like a Vin Diesel movie!
** In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0556.html this]] comic, Elan insisted that the party allow themselves to be captured because a net had fallen on them. When the other two party members simply lift up the net (it was made for catching game, not humanoids) and try to escape, they're beaten up by orcs and then captured anyway.
*** Cue smug Bard, and audience realization that a man who actually DOES live in a world of narrative tropes probably has [[OnlySaneMan some method]] [[CloudCuckooLander to his madness.]]
---->'''Elan:''' ''Fight, fight, fight, fight the urge to say "I told you so!"''
** Subverted in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0663.html a later comic,]] when Elan insists that another character's poor choice of words are inevitably going to lead to his immediate death. By this point, everyone around him is so used to successfully invoked tropes that they look around, waiting for a trope that never comes.
--->'''O-Chul:''' I'll be honest. I did not actually expect to live through this.\\
'''Elan:''' Don't say that! Whenever someone says that after surviving something dangerous, something totally random pops out and kills them!\\
'''All:''' ''(look around, nothing happens)''\\
'''Elan:''' Well, most of the time, at least. Just don't announce that [[{{Retirony}} you're going to retire tomorrow]], OK?
** Also, when Elan TookALevelInBadass, his teacher started out by staging a TrainingMontage rather than actually training him.
** Roy has actually taken advantage of this tendency of Elan's, as Haley points out:
--->'''Haley:''' Elan, don't you see? Roy let you loose in the desert thinking that you would trip over the main plot!\\
'''Elan:''' So?\\
'''Haley:''' ''You DID!''
* The ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' crew is fond of this. The most notable occasion is during the Bug Squisher Quest: when they find the book of GŁd, Torg makes ZoŽ wait until he could exclaim that [[NothingCanSaveUsNow nothing could save them now]], noting that saying that made sure that something would in fact save them.
** It doesn't work. However, when Torg explains what he was doing, ZoŽ responds "You mean like [when someone says] '[[RockBottom It can't get any worse?]]'" This time, it works.
* In ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'', Frans Rayner quite flagrantly invokes the [[spoiler: ConservationOfNinjutsu]] trope to try to defeat the titular ninja. He prepares an [[spoiler: army of clones made from the doctor, so they'll all attack him at once]]. The doctor responds by [[spoiler: switching sides]] so he can invoke some other tropes to gain the upper hand. "[[spoiler: Dammit, Frans. You don't have to be a lone wolf any more! That attitude will get you killed!]]"
* In ''{{Blip}}'', when the subject of a nasty falling-out between K and Mary comes up, Liz announces that "It's intervention time! RashomonStyle!" Hester recounts the tail end of the argument, as that was the only part she saw, then Liz gives a deliberately exaggerated version of what she saw, prompting Mary to set the record straight for both of them. Of course, forcing Mary to examine these memories in detail was Liz's goal in the first place.
* In ''FindersKeepers'', Cailyn proposes LetsSplitUpGang. Cardinal points out that would be tempting fate. Cailyn replies that they're ''trying'' to find Fate.
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', Kat very loudly and deliberately [[TemptingFate tempts fate]], aiming to get kidnapped as the first step in a BatmanGambit: "Oh boy! I sure hope nothing happens to me now that I'm here all alone!" It works, partly: She does get kidnapped, but not by the hunky Mr Eglamore like she was hoping.
* In ''ALoonaticsTale'', Jasper Zinc is a genius, there's no denying that. And he's fully aware that he's a genius. But he hasn't got a particularly high opinion of anyone else's intellect, so he deliberately [[TVGenius avoids contractions]] and [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness uses unnecessarily large words]] in order to make sure that the lowest common denominator is ''also'' aware that he's a genius.
* ''MSFHigh'': Examples include Runners, girls who run through the school with eyes closed and bookbags unzipped, looking for a cute guy who they will crash into, and subsquently date. One of them would be...
** [[http://www.msfhigh.com/?date=2009-04-01 This girl has the jist of it.]]
*** She MAY have gone a little too fast...
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'' "Porn Games" episode, the Nerd attempts to use his tendency to get ambushed by the characters he discusses in his game reviews [[RetroactiveWish to his advantage]] while reviewing the game ''Gigolo''.
-->'''Angry Video Game Nerd:''' You know, that's really weird. Could you imagine if you're just sittin' around, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, some naked chick breaks in and starts humpin' the crap outta you? ''(looks at door, excited... nothing happens, he shakes his head)'' You know, that's really not fair. I get Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, and Spider-Man... Bugs Bunny... but no naked chick. ''(shakes his head)'' Fuck this shit.
* The TVTropes webseries ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' is fond of invoking tropes.
** In Episode 4, Tom tries to invoke DumbassHasAPoint on himself, claiming [[DeadpanSnarker Dana]] is discounting his opinions without considering them. [[HypocriticalHumor He then goes on to discount Zack's opinion without considering it.]] The episode does have a [[DumbassHasAPoint Dumbass With A Point]], but it's not Tom. [[spoiler: It's Zack.]]
** In Episode 7, Tom invokes WalkAndTalk, and Dana is displeased with his attempt at EnforcedMethodActing.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''TheTick'', due to his "Drama Power", will often let villains kick his butt, so that his [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya heroic comeback]] will be [[DesperationAttack more]] [[LimitBreak powerful]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', after Apu and Manjula have difficulty conceiving in "Eight Misbehavin'", Homer helps out by having them simulate a drunken teenage one-night-stand.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': In "I'm A Little Bit Country", Cartman attempts to invoke a flashback to colonial times so he doesn't have to learn about the Constitutional Convention by reading. This being ''South Park'', after a couple of false starts it eventually works.
* Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: Pongo and Perdita catch each other's eyes before their human owners do, so they use DogWalksYou to arrange a MeetCute.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** In "A Dog and Pony Show", Rarity invokes PityTheKidnapper when she is captured by Diamond Dogs in order to make them willing to let her go. It ends up working so well, they let her leave ''with all the jewels they made her find''.
** Pinkie Pie invokes a SpitTake in "Magical Mystery Cure" [[spoiler: after Princess Celestia reveals that Twilight is now an alicorn princess.]]
* ''{{Archer}}'' has the titular secret agent going off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge when he finds out the chemo drugs he's supposed to be receiving are just Zima and sugar pills. As a pop culture-obsessed secret agent, however, he has his colleague film the whole thing and includes many, ''many'' references to things like ''ManOnFire'' and ''MagnumPI''.
-->'''Lana''': Is that really necessary?
-->'''Archer''': Of ''course'' it is, Lana, it's a ''rampage''!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]] invoked by the eponymous villain wants to get revenge on Mayor Hill for an AdviceBackfire, so he wants to make Hill Gotham' ButtMonkey. ClockKing mess with downton Gothamís traffic lights precisely when Mayor Hill is on his way to his reelection fundraising. Later he will produce Hill's MalevolentMugshot with MustacheVandalism and the legend [[TakeThat "Time for a change"]]. Everyone in the street laughs AndThereWasMuchRejoicing.
-->'''Angry driver:''' There's the foul-up. Mayor Over-the-Hill. Nothing works right in this city no more.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Onion Trade", a MatterReplicator is used to flood the entire town in cheap plastic toys. When they get it back Garnet, not wanting to clean everything up, destroys it to invoke NoOntologicalInertia.
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