'''Narrative Devices''' ''move the story forward or organize a {{scene|s}} or sequence.''

The following lists of narrative devices are not categorized elsewhere.
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[[index]]
!!Indexes

+ AppliedPhlebotinum
+ BallIndex
+ BeginningTropes
+ BoredomTropes
+ CharactersAsDevice
+ ChaseScene
+ ClimacticTropes
+ CompetitionIndex
+ ContinuityTropes
+ ContrivedStupidityTropes
+ CutToTheIndex
+ DeathTrap
+ DistractionTropes
+ DreamTropes
+ EndingTropes
+ {{Episodes}}
+ EscapeTropes
+ FamilyTwistsIndex
+ FightScene
+ FlashbacksAndChronology
+ GambitIndex
+ HumilityTropes
+ IndexAllAlong
+ IndexFirst
+ IronicIndex
+ MacGuffin
+ {{Montages}}
+ MovieTwistList
+ PlotTwist
+ PridefulTropes
+ RoomShuffle
+ ASafeIndexToHide
+ {{Scenes}}
+ SewerTropes
+ ShortCon
+ SleepAndWakefulnessTropes
+ SlipperyTropes
+ StockPuzzle
+ StockSuperpowers
+ TheTale
+ ThisMightBeAnIndex
+ TwistEnding
+ ThatWhichMustNotBeIndexed
+ VandalismTropes
+ VictoryAndDefeat
+ YouHateWhatYouAre

!!Tropes:
* AccidentalBid
* AlwaysNeedWhatYouGaveUp
* ArcBreak
* BagsOfLetters
* BarnRaising
* BathroomStallGraffiti
* BigBlackout
* BigEgoHiddenDepths
* BotheringByTheBook
* BoxAndStickTrap
* BrokenGlassPenalty
* BumpIntoConfrontation
* BurningTheFlag
* Catch22Dilemma
* CaughtOnTape
* ChanceActivation
* ChariotRace
* CheatingWithTheMilkman
* ColdSnap
* ConvenientlySeated
* CrackDefeat
* CrowdPanic
* CrypticBackgroundReference
* CrystalBallScheduling
* CuttingTheElectronicLeash
* DarkHorseVictory
* DeadEndJob
* DecoyGetaway
* DefusingTheTykeBomb
* DismantledMacGuffin
* DivingSave
* DocumentaryEpisode
* DoNotGoGentle
* DontAskJustRun
* DontCelebrateJustYet
* DontSplitUsUp
* DoomedHometown
* DoorJam
* DoorstopBaby
* InventedInvalid
* DoubleDate
* DramaBomb
* DramaticCurtainToss
* DramaticDislocation
* DramaticIrony
* DreamLand
* DreamWithinADream
* DreamSequence
* DrivingQuestion
* DrivingTestSmashers
* DugInDeeper
* DungeonBypass
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide
* DuelingHackers
* DysfunctionJunction
* EarthAllAlong
* EarthShatteringKaboom
* EasilyForgiven
* EatTheDog
* EatTheEvidence
* EggMacGuffin
* EitherOrProphecy
* ElectrifiedBathtub
* ElvesVersusDwarves
* EmergencyPresidentialAddress
* EmpathicWeapon
* EmptyCopThreat
* EndangeredSouffle
* EndOfEpisodeSilliness
* EnforcedColdWar
* EngagementChallenge
* EngineeredPublicConfession
* EpicFail
* EpiphanicPrison
* EstrangedSoapFamily
* EtTuBrute
* EvenTheDogIsAshamed
* EverybodyKnewAlready
* EverybodysDeadDave
* EveryoneKnowsMorse
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill
* EvilPhone
* EvilPlan
* ExactEavesdropping
* ExactWords
* ExpansionPackWorld
* ExpendableClone
* ExplainingTheSoap
* ExplosiveLeash
* ExplosionPropulsion
* ExpositionOfImmortality
* ExtremelyShortTimespan
** OneCRazyNight
* EyeRemember
* FailedASpotCheck
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption
* FaintingSeer
* FakeDefector
* FakeStatic
* FallenOnHardTimesJob
* FallOfTheHouseOfCards
* FancyDinner
* FascistsBedTime
* FaustianRebellion
* FauxDeath
* FauxlosophicNarration
* {{Fauxshadow}}
* FeetOfClay
* FencePainting
* FictionIsntFair
* FieldPromotion
* FisherKing
* FinalExamFinale
* FiveSecondForeshadowing
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture
* FlyingDutchman
* FoodChains
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit
* AFoolForAClient
* ForbiddenFruit
* ForcedPrizeFight
* ForeignerForADay
* {{Foreshadowing}}
* ForgotYourPass
* TheFourLoves
* FramedClue
* {{Frameup}}
* FramingTheGuiltyParty
* FramedForHeroism
* FranticObjectConcealment
* FreakOut
* FreakyFridayFlip
* FriendOrIdolDecision
* FriendsAllAlong
* FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow
* FrothyMugsOfWater
* FurAgainstFang
* FutureBadass
* GambitPileup
* GambitRoulette
* GenocideDilemma
* GeodesicCast
* GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity
* GeorgeWashingtonSleptHere
* GenericGraffiti
* GetOutOfJailFreeCard
* GettingHotInHere
* GiveMeASign
* GiveMeLibertyOrGiveMeDeath
* GoAmongMadPeople
* GoBackToTheSource
* AGodAmI
* GodzillaThreshold
* GoingInCircles
* GoingToSeeTheElephant
* GoingPostal
* GoldenMoment
* GoldenSnitch
* GossipEvolution
* GotVolunteered
* GrailInTheGarbage
* GreenRooming
* GuessWhoImMarrying
* HannibalLecture
* HappierHomeMovie
* HarmfulToMinors
* HauntedHeadquarters
* HeatWave
* HeartTrauma
* HeelRealization
* HellOnEarth
* HereWeGoAgain
* HeroicHeelizationSpeech
* HeroicVow
* HiddenInPlainSight
* HighTurnoverRate
* HighVoltageDeath
* TheHilariousTable
* HistoryRepeats
* HoldingOutForAHero
* HoldingTheFloor
* HoldOnToMyHat:A promise sealed by an item given.
* {{Homage}}
* HopeSpringsEternal
* HostageForMacGuffin
* HostageSituation
* HostileWeather
* HourglassPlot
* HowDidWeGetBackHome
* HowMuchDidYouHear
* HumanLadder
* HumanPopsicle
* HumanResources
* HumanShield
* HumblePie
* HumiliationConga
* IAmOneOfThoseToo
* IDoNotLikeGreenEggsAndHam
* IgnoredVitalNewsReports
* IHateYouVampireDad
* IHaveYourWife
* IJustWantToBeBadass
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* IKnowWhatWeCanDoCut
* INever
* InevitableMutualBetrayal
* InternalizedCategorism
* IntrepidFictioneer
* InvisibleSubtleDifference
* IOweYouMyLife
* ISeeThemToo
* IdenticalGrandson
* IfICanOnlyMove
* IfYouWontIWill
* ImpersonatingTheEvilTwin
* ImpossibleTask
* ImAHumanitarian
* InadvertentEntranceCue
* InfoDrop
* InfoDump
* InnocentInaccurate
* InnocentInnuendo
* InstantExpert
* InsultedAwake
* InternalHomage
* IntercontinuityCrossover
* InterrogationByVandalism
* InterrogatingTheDead
* InterruptedSuicide
* IntimidatingRevenueService
* InvisibleToAdults
* InvisibleToNormals
* IronicInversion
* IrrevocableMessage
* IsThisThingStillOn
* ItMustBeMine
* ItsAllJunk
* ItsTheJourneyThatCounts
* ItsProbablyNothing
* ItWasAGift
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong
* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream
* IWillFindYou
* JacobMarleyWarning
* JailBake
* JeopardyIntelligenceTest
* JokerJury
* JugglingDangerously
* JuryOfTheDamned
* KilroyWasHere
* KeepTheReward
* KentBrockmanNews
* TheKeyIsBehindTheLock
* KickedUpstairs
* KidnappedByAnAlly
* KnifeThrowingAct
* KnightsAndKnaves
* LamazeClass
* LastStand
* LeafBoat
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall
* LeastIsFirst
* LeaveHimToMe
* LeaveTheCameraRunning
* LeonineContract
* LenoDevice
* LethallyExpensive
* ALightInTheDistance
* LimitedDestinationTime
* ListOfTransgressions
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday
* LivingADoubleLife
* LivingOnBorrowedTime
* LivingWithTheVillain
* LockedInAFreezer
* LockedInARoom
* LockedOutOfTheFight
* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard
* LookMaNoPlane
* LoserGetsTheGirl
* LoserHasYourBack
* LoweredMonsterDifficulty
* LukeIAmYourFather
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* LuredIntoATrap
* {{MacGuffin}}
* MacGuffinDeliveryService
* MacGuffinLocation
* MadeOfTemptation
* MagicalGirlQueenlinessTest
* MagicalGuide
* MagicHat
* MagneticPlotDevice
* TheMainCharactersDoEverything
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction
* MakeAWish
* ManufacturingVictims
* MarketeersVsEngineers
* MatingDance
* MatryoshkaObject
* MeaningfulEcho
* MedalOfDishonor
* MelodramaticPause
* MementoMacGuffin
* MercyLead
* MessageInABottle
* MimingTheCues
* AMindIsATerribleThingToRead
* MindRape
* MindScrewdriver
* SoYouWantTo/MindScrewTheAudience
* MineralMacGuffin
* MinorFlawMajorBreakup
* MiracleFood
* MiracleRally
* MirandaRights
* MisfitMobilizationMoment
* MistakenForBadass
* MistakenIdentity
* MisterSandmanSequence
* MistimedRevival
* MoodWhiplash
* MortonsFork
* MosesInTheBullrushes
* MundaneSolution
* MushroomSamba
* MustHaveNicotine
* MustNotDieAVirgin
* MutilationInterrogation
* TheMutiny
* MyFistForgivesYou
* MyGreatestFailure
* MyGreatestSecondChance
* MysteriousEmployer
* MysteriousNote
* MythologyGag
* NarratorAllAlong
* NaughtyBirdwatching
* NearDeathClairvoyance
* NearDeathExperience
* NecessaryFail
* NeedleInAStackOfNeedles
* NeverSplitTheParty
* NewspaperDating
* NicheNetwork
* NoFourthWall
* NoMacGuffinNoWinner (aka DetenteComrade, EatenTheMacGuffin)
* NonSequitur
* NoodleIncident
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty
* NotableNonSequitur
* NotADate
* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore
* NotAsYouKnowThem
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught
* NotHelpingYourCase
* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot
* NotInMyContract
* NotMyDriver
* NotMyLuckyDay
* NotWhatItLooksLike
* NotWhatISignedOnFor
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* ObliviousAdoption
* ObliviousGuiltSlinging
* OfferedTheCrown
* OffhandBackhand
* OffingTheOffspring
* OffToBoardingSchool
* OhCisco
* OminousMessageFromTheFuture
* OminousMultipleScreens
* OneDegreeOfSeparation
* OneJudgeToRuleThemAll
* OneSideOfTheStory
* OneWayTrip
* OnlyCoolPeopleMatter
* OnlyTheKnowledgableMayPass
* OnlySmartPeopleMayPass
* OnlyTheWorthyMayPass
* OrphansOrdeal
* OrphansPlotTrinket
* OrpheanRescue
* OrWasItADream
* OutGivingBirthBackInTwoMinutes
* OutlivingOnesOffspring
* OutOfClothesExperience
* OutOfContextEavesdropping
* OvercomeTheirDifferences
* OverlyLongGag
* {{Padding}}
* {{Pandeism}}
* ParentalFavoritism
* PartySchedulingGambit
* PassedOverPromotion
* PassiveRescue
* PaterFamilicide
* PayPhone
* PenultimateOutburst
* PeopleJars
* PermissionToSpeakFreely
* PerpetualPoverty
* PerspectiveMagic
* PerspectiveReversal
* PervertedSniffing
* PhlebotinumBattery
* PhoneBooth
* PinocchioSyndrome
* PlayingBothSides
* PlayingNiceForNow
* PlayingSick
* PlotCoupon
* PlotDetour
* PlotDevice
* PlotDrivenBreakdown
* PlotParallel
* PlotSensitiveLatch
* PlotTechnology
* PlotPivotPoint
* PlotPreassumption
* PlummetPerspective
* PoisonAndCureGambit
* PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo
* PoliceAreUseless
* PoorCommunicationKills
* PortalPool
* PornStash
* PossessiveParadise
* PosthumousCharacter
* PowderKegCrowd
* PowerFantasy
* PracticalVoiceOver
* PreBattleBanter: Fighters exchange banter before an imminent battle.
* ThePrecariousLedge
* PrematureEulogy
* PressGanged
* PressurePoint
* PricelessPaperweight
* PrincessForADay
* PromotedToScapegoat
* ProtectorBehindBars
* ProtocolPeril
* PseudoCrisis
* PsychologicalHorror
* PubertySuperpower
* ThePublicDomainChannel
* PublicExecution
* PunkInTheTrunk
* ThePurge
* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway
* PutMeInCoach
* RageAgainstTheAuthor
* RageAgainstTheMentor
* RashEquilibrium
* ReadTheFreakingManual
* RealityBleed
* RearWindowWitness
* RedHerringTwist
* RegularCaller
* {{Reincarnation}}
* ReincarnationRomance
* RelationshipReboot
* RelationshipSalvagingDisaster
* ReligiousRussianRoulette
* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun
* RescueRomance
* ResurrectedRomance
* {{Retcon}}
* RestrainedRevenge
* {{Revision}}
* {{Rewrite}}
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves
* RhetoricalRequestBlunder
* RibbonCuttingCeremony
* RidiculouslyDifficultRoute
* RightHandVersusLeftHand
* RightOnTheTick
* RightPlaceRightTimeWrongReason
* RippedFromTheHeadlines
* RippedFromThePhoneBook
* RoadShow
* RockBottom
* RomanticResolutions
* RoomDisservice
* RulesOfOrphanEconomics
* SadisticChoice
* SarcasmFailure
* ScheherezadeGambit
* SchmuckBanquet
* ScienceIsBad
* ScienceIsWrong
* SchoolPlay
* ScreamingBirth
* ScrewDestiny
* ScullySyndrome
* ScyllaAndCharybdis
* SealedEvilInADuel
* SecondHandStorytelling
* SecondPlaceIsForWinners
* SecondPrize
* SecretIdentity
* SecretLegacy
* SecretPath
* SecretTestOfCharacter
* SeekingSanctuary
* SendMeBack
* SequelReset
* SeriousBusiness
* SentimentalSacrifice
* SetAMookToKillAMook
* ShamedByAMob
* ShamefulStrip
* ShamingTheMob
* {{Shapeshifting}}
* SharingABody
* ShellGame
* ShockCollar
* ShortCutsMakeLongDelays
* ShortDistancePhoneCall
* ShowerOfAngst
* ShowWithinAShow
* ShutUpHannibal
* SidelongGlanceBiopic
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids<<|NarrativeDevices|>>
* SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids
* SlidingScaleOfPlotVersusCharacters
* SlipperySoap
* SlobsVersusSnobs
* SlowClap
* SlumberParty
* SlumberPartyPloy
* SmallTownRivalry
* SmartBall
* SmiteMeOMightySmiter
* SneakyDeparture
* SnowballLie
* SnowedIn
* SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay
* SoMuchForStealth
* SorkinRelationshipMoment
* SorryToInterrupt
* SoundStone
* SpeakFriendAndEnter
* SpeakOfTheDevil
* SpeedDating
* StableTimeLoop
* StaringContest
* StatusQuoGameShow
* StayOnThePath
* StayingWithFriends
* SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee
* StolenGoodReturnedBetter
* StolenMacGuffinReveal
* StoppedClock
* StoryBreadcrumbs
* StuffBlowingUp
* StuffedIntoALocker
* StuffedIntoATrashcan
* SuckinessIsPainful
* SuddenVideogameMoment
* SugaryMalice
* SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum
* SummoningRitual
* SuperDetailedFightNarration
* SupernaturalAid
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious
* SurvivalistStash
* SurvivedTheBeginning
* SuspiciouslySpecificSermon
* SweetPollyOliver
* SwitchedAtBirth
* SympatheticPOV
* TalkingInBed
* TakeAThirdOption
* TakeBackYourGift
* TakeOverTheWorld
* TapOnTheHead
* TeamRocketWins
* TeamSpirit
* TelevisedTorture
* TemporalParadox
* TemporaryBlindness
* TemptingFate
* TenMinutesInTheCloset
* TiedTogetherShoelaceTrip
* ThereIsNoTry
* TheseQuestionsThree
* TheLawsOfMagic
* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat
* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave
* TheyWouldCutYouUp
* ThingsGetReal
* ThinkHappyThoughts
* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel
* ThisIsMyStory
* ThisIsAsFarAsIGo
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil
* ThisMeansWar
* ThreeActStructure
* ThrownDownAWell
* ThwartedEscape
* TimeTravel
* TomatoSurprise
* TongueTied
* TotalEclipseOfThePlot
* ToThePain
* ToBeContinuedRightNow
* TragicMistake
* TrapDoor
* TrapDoorFail
* TrapIsTheOnlyOption
* TransformationRay
* TheTreacheryOfImages
* TreasureMap
* TrollBridge
* TropeTrigger
* TrustPassword
* TwistedEchoCut
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy
* TwoGuysAndAGirl
* TwoHalvesMakeAPlot
* TwoPlusTortureMakesFive
* TwoScenesOneDialogue
* TwoTimerDate
* UnbalancedByRivalsKid
* UnConfession
* UnexpectedInheritance
* UnexpectedPositive
* UnfamiliarCeiling
* UnhandThemVillain
* {{Unperson}}
* UnsafeHaven
* UnseenAudience
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee
* UnusuallyUninterestingName
* UsingYouAllAlong
* VictoryGuidedAmnesia
* VideoWills
* VillainBall
* VillainExitStageLeft
* VirusMisnomer
* VisionQuest
* VisionsOfAnotherSelf
* VolleyingInsults
* WackyWaysideTribe
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue
* WalkingOutOnTheShow
* WashingtonDCInvasion
* WatchingTroyBurn
* WeAREStrugglingTogether
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder
* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill
* WeddingDay
* WelcomeToTheBigCity
* WeNeedToGetProof
* WeReallyDoCare
* WeShouldGetAnotherTape
* WhatYearIsThis
* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* WhereItAllBegan
* WhiteFlag
* WhoNeedsEnemies
* WhoWillBellTheCat
* WhyIsntItAttacking
* WildTeenParty
* WindowsOfTheSoul
* WithAFriendAndAStranger
* WithDueRespect
* WitnessProtection
* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed
* WorldOfSilence
* TheWorstSeatInTheHouse
* WreckedWeapon
* WriteBackToTheFuture
* WritersBlock
* WritingLines
* WrittenInAbsence
* WrongWire
* XanatosGambit
* YellowSashOfPower
* YouALLShareMyStory
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre
* YouAreGrounded
* YouAreInCommandNow
* YouAreTheNewTrend
* YouCanKeepHer
* YouCantFightFate
* YouCantGoHomeAgain
* YouCantThwartStageOne
* YouDontWantToCatchThis
* YouKilledMyFather
* YouKnowWhoSaidThat
* YouWereTryingTooHard
* YouWillBeBeethoven
* YouWouldMakeAGreatModel
* InventedInvalid
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