->''"If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story."''
-->-- '''JohnLasseter'''


'''Plots''' ''organize the action of an entire script. Most plots occupy a single {{episode|s}} or StoryArc. See also {{Plot}} for a basic definition.''
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See also:
* MasterPlots
* SevenBasicConflicts
* PlotThreads
* TheSevenBasicPlots
* ProppsFunctionsOfFolktales

Categories:
+ BeginningTropes
+ ClimacticTropes
+ CrossoverIndex
+ EndingTropes
+ {{Episodes}}
+ FlashbacksAndChronology
+ GoalsAndObjectivesIndex
+ MysteryArc
+ RomanceArc
+ RomanceNovelPlots
+ TheHerosJourney
+ TimeTravelTropes
+ TruthAndLies
]

!!Tropes
[[index]]
* AccidentalAthlete
* AccidentalHero
* AccidentalMarriage
* AchillesInHisTent
* ActionHeroBabysitter
* AdventureRebuff
* AdventuresInTheBible
* AlienInvasion
* AllegoryAdventure
* AllForNothing
* AllThatGlitters
* AllUpToYou
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
* AlternateUniverse
* AmericaSavesTheDay
* AmnesiaDanger
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe
* AnimalAthleteLoophole
* AnimalTesting
* AnnoyingPatient
* AntagonistInMourning
* AnticlimacticParent
* AppeaseTheVolcanoGod
* AprilFoolsPlot
* AssimilationPlot
* AttackOfTheTownFestival
* AxesAtSchool
* TheBGrade
* BachelorAuction
* BackToSchool
* BadLuckCharm
* BadSamaritan
* BadSanta
* BadassInDistress
* TheBardOnBoard
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe
* BatmanInMyBasement
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* BeYourself
* BeautyContest
* BecomingTheCostume
* BecomingTheMask
* BenchedHero
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment
* TheBigRace
* BillyElliotPlot
* BizarroEpisode
* BodyCountCompetition
* BodyHorror
* BodySnatcher
* BodySurf
* {{Brainwashed}}
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* BreakingOutTheBoss
* BreakoutMookCharacter
* TheBrideWithAPast
* BringHelpBack
* BringNewsBack
* BringItBackAlive
* BrokenMasquerade
* BrokenPedestal
* BrokenStreak
* BrokenTreasure
* BroughtDownToBadass
* BroughtDownToNormal
* BruceWayneHeldHostage
* BulkBuyOnly
* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie
* BusinessAsUnusual
* BusmansHoliday
* ButICantBePregnant
* CabinFever
* CainAndAbel
* TheCakeIsALie
* TheCaper
* CaperRationalization
* CantGetInTroubleForNuthin
* CapturedSuperEntity
* CattleDrive
* CelebrityIsOverrated
* CelebrityLie
* CelebrityStar
* ChangingOfTheGuard
* ChainOfDeals
* TheChainOfHarm
* CharacterFocus
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody
* TheChase
* ChasedByAngryNatives
* CleanUpTheTown
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam
* ChildrenRaiseYou
* CinderellaCircumstances
* CityInABottle
* ClassReunion
* ClearMyName
* ClearTheirName
* ClipShow
* ClosedCircle
* CodeSilver
* ColdEquation
* TheCollector
* CounterZany
* ColorMeBlack
* ComicBooksAreReal
* ComingOutStory
** HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster
* CommonNonsenseJury
* CompromisingMemoirs
* TheCon
* ConsolationWorldRecord
* ContagiousPowers
* ContractOnTheHitman
* TheConvenientStoreNextDoor
* CookingDuel
* CooperationGambit
* CosmeticCatastrophe
* {{Costumer}}
* CrapsackWorld
* CrashCourseLanding
* CreditCardPlot
* CriminalMindGames
* CrossingTheDesert
* CuckooNest
* CulturalPersonalityMakeover
* CuttingTheKnot
* DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle
* DatePeepers
* DayInTheLife
* ADayInTheLimelight
* TheDayOfReckoning
* DeadAlternateCounterpart
* DeadlyGame
* DeadlyGraduation
* DeadlyRoadTrip
* DeadlyUpgrade
* DeadPetSketch
* DealWithTheDevil
* DeathInTheClouds
* DeathIsASadThing
* DeathTakesAHoliday
* DePower
* DefectorFromCommieLand
* DesertedIsland
* DespiteThePlan
* DestructiveSaviour
* DeusExitMachina
* DieHardOnAnX
* DiggingToChina
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil
* DinnerWithTheBoss
* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery
* DivideAndConquer
* DividedWeFall
* TheDocumentary
* ADogAteMyHomework
* DontCelebrateJustYet
* DontGoInTheWoods
* DoomedMoralVictor
* DoorstopBaby
* DorkHorseCandidate
* DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime
* DownTheRabbitHole
* TheDragonsComeBack
* DrivingTest
* DrivingQuestion
* DuelsDecideEverything
* DuelToTheDeath
* DugInDeeper
* EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion
* EasterBunny
* EggSitting
* EmbarrassingRescue
* EmergencyImpersonation
* EmpireWithADarkSecret
* EmptyQuiver
* EnduranceDuel
* EndOfAnAge
* EnemyMine
* TheEpic
* EpicRace
* EpiphanicPrison
* EquivalentExchange
* EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace
* EverybodyMustGetStoned
* EverybodysDeadDave
* EverythingButTheGirl
* EveryoneMeetsEveryone
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill
* EvilPlan
* EvilerThanThou
* EvilTwin
* EvilWillFail
* ExactWords
* ExperimentalArcheology
* ExtremeSportExcusePlot
* FailedAuditionPlot
* FairestOfThemAll
* FakedRipVanWinkle
* FamilyDisunion
* FamilyRivalry
* FantasticVoyagePlot
* FalseCrucible
* FalseUtopia
* FaustianRebellion
* FauxtasticVoyage
* FavouritismFlipFlop
* FawltyTowersPlot
* FidelityTest
* FieldTripToThePast
* FightClubbing
* FightingForAHomeland
* FifteenMinutesOfFame
* FightDracula
* TheFinalTemptation
* FindingJudas
* FindTheCure
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* FlatlinePlotline
* FlowerFromTheMountaintop
* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted
* ForeignCorrespondent
* ForgivenessRequiresDeath
* ForgottenAnniversary
* ForgottenBirthday
* ForgotTheCall
* ForScience
* FourthWallShutInStory
* FoxHunting
* FreeTheFrogs
* FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow
* AFriendInNeed
* FrivolousLawsuit
* FromBeyondTheFourthWall
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* FullyAbsorbedFinale
* FumblingTheGauntlet
* TheFunInFuneral
* FundraiserCarnival
* GambitRoulette
* TheGameNeverStopped
* TheGamePlaysYou
* GameShowAppearance
* GarageBand
* GarageSale
* GenerationalSaga
* GenocideBackfire
* GetBackToTheFuture
* GhostShip
* GhostStory
* GirlsBehindBars
* GivingRadioToTheRomans
* GladiatorRevolt
* GoAmongMadPeople
* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks
* GodForADay
* GoingNative
* GoingToSeeTheElephant
* GoldFever
* GondorCallsForAid
* GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt
* GovernmentConspiracy
* GrandFinale
* GrandTheftMe
* GrassIsGreener
* GreatEscape
* TheGreatRepair
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold
* GroundhogDayLoop
* GuardingThePortal
* GuessWhoImMarrying
* GymClassRopeClimb
* HalfwayPlotSwitch
* HappyEndingMassage
* HarbingerOfImpendingDoom
* HeKnowsTooMuch
* HeadbuttingHeroes
* HellInvadesHeaven
* HellOnEarth
* HerCodeNameWasMarySue
* HeroForADay
* HeroesGoneFishing
* HeroicRematch
* HeroOnHiatus
* HiccupHijinks
* HiredToHuntYourself
* TheHollywoodFormula
* TheHomewardJourney
* HorribleCampingTrip
* HotForStudent
* HourglassPlot
* HouseInspection
* HumanityOnTrial
* HydeAndSeek
* HyperlinkStory
* HypnoFool
* IAmWho
* IdentityImpersonator
* ImpossibleMission
* InAnotherMansShoes
* InDefenceOfStoryTelling
* InnocenceLost
* InnocentBystanderSeries
* InsideAComputerSystem
* InterruptedCooldownHug
* IntrepidFictioneer
* InWithTheInCrowd
* InadequateInheritor
* IneptAptitudeTest
* IndyPloy
* TheInfiltration
* TheInspectorIsComing
* InstantBookDeal
* InventedIndividual
* InvoluntaryCharityDonation
* IntergenerationalFriendship
* IntoxicationEnsues
* InvisibleMainCharacter
* IrritationIsTheSincerestFormOfFlattery
* IsolationDespondency
* ItsACostumePartyISwear
* ItsAWonderfulPlot
* ItsPersonal
* IWillFindYou
* IWishItWereReal
* JailbirdOfPanama
* JapaneseSpirit
* JawsAttackParody
* JekyllAndHyde
* JigsawPuzzlePlot
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind
* JustFineWithoutYou
* JackieRobinsonStory
* JokerJury
* JudgmentOfSolomon
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope
* TheJungleOpera
* JuryOfTheDamned
* JustSoStory
* JustThinkOfThePotential
* KafkaKomedy
* KangarooCourt
* KansasCityShuffle
* KeystoneArmy
* KidsVersusAdults
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade
* KingmakerScenario
* KudzuPlot
* LastFertileRegion
* LateToTheTragedy
* LeaveYourQuestTest
* LegionOfDoom
* LikeAFishTakesToWater
* LikeYouWereDying
* LiveActionEscortMission
* LoanShark
* LockedRoomMystery
* LonelyAtTheTop
* LongGame
* LostWeddingRing
* LostOrphanedRoyalty
* LotteryOfDoom
* LotusEaterMachine
* LoveTriangle
* MacGuffinEscortMission
* MachoDisasterExpedition
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy
* MadeASlave
* TheMagicComesBack
* TheMagicGoesAway
* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai
* MailOrderBride
* MaintainTheLie
* MakeRoomForTheNewPlot
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain
* MakeUpOrBreakUp
* TheMakeover
* MakingTheMasterpiece
* MalignantPlotTumor
* MallSanta
* MandatoryUnretirement
* ManufacturingVictims
* ManInTheIronMask
* ManVersusMachine
* MarySueClassic
* MasqueradeBall
* MayTheFarceBeWithYou
* MeetYourEarlyInstallmentWeirdness
* MentalStory
* MesACrowd
* TheMigration
* MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot
* MissConception
* MissingStepsPlan
* MissionFromGod
+ MistakenForIndex
* MockGuffin
* MobySchtick
* MonsterIsAMommy
* MonsterProtectionRacket
* MoreThanMindControl
* MovieMakingMess
* TheMovingExperience
* MovingTheGoalPosts
* {{Mundanization}}
* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning
* NastyParty
* NeverLearnedToRead
* NeverLendToAFriend
* NeverWinTheLottery
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands
* NewSuperPower
* NitroExpress
* NoAntagonist
* NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon
* NoPlotNoProblem
* NoSympathy
* NoahsStoryArc
* NotHimself
* NotJustATournament
* NotSoImaginaryFriend
* OddlyCommonRarity
* OffTheWagon
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse
* OlderHeroVsYoungerVillain
* OneOfOurOwn
* OneBornEveryMinute
* OneWePreparedEarlier
* TheOneWhoMadeItOut
* TheOnlyOne
* OnTheMoney
* OrpheanRescue
* ParentTrapPlot
* ParentsForADay
* PassedOverInheritance
* PassedOverPromotion
* PassionPlay
* PassingTheTorch
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil
* PennyAmongDiamonds
* PeopleZoo
* PetBabyWildAnimal
* PickUpBabesWithBabes
* PictureDay
* PirateBooty
* PlagueOfGoodFortune
* PlayingBothSides
* PlayingCyrano
* PlayingSick
* PlotDetour
* PlotDrivingSecret
* PlotLeveling
* PlotLineCrossover
* PlotTailoredToTheParty
* PoisonAndCureGambit
* PoliceBrutalityGambit
* PonyTale
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot
* PornWithoutPlot
* PornWithPlot
* PortalBook
* PossessiveParadise
* PostRobberyTrauma
* PredatoryBusiness
* PrematureEmpowerment
* {{Premiere}}
* PreventTheWar
* PrideBeforeAFall
* PrinceAndPauper
* PrincessForADay
* ProtectThisHouse
* PursuingParentalPerils
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether
* ProdigalFamily
* ProdigalHero
* ThePromisedLand
* PropertyLine
* ProtagonistJourneyToVillain
* PushPolling
* PygmalionPlot
* PygmalionSnapBack
* TheQuest
* QuestForAWish
* QuestForIdentity
* QuestForTheRest
* RaceAgainstTheClock
* RadioContest
* RadishCure
* RageAgainstTheHeavens
* RageWithinTheMachine
* RagsToRoyalty
* RampageFromANail
* RandomEventsPlot
* RansackedRoom
* RashomonStyle
* ReactionaryFantasy
* ReadTheFinePrint
* ReadingIsCoolAesop
* ARealManIsAKiller
* ReallySeventeenYearsOld
* RearWindowInvestigation
* RearWindowWitness
* ReassignmentBackfire
* RebuiltPedestal
* RedemptionQuest
* ReluctantRetiree
* RescueArc
* RestartTheWorld
* RevealingCoverup
* RevengeOfTheNerd
* RightfulKingReturns
* RipVanWinkle
* RiverOfInsanity
* RiseOfZitboy
* RoaringRampageOfRescue
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* RoadTripRomance
* RobbingTheMobBank
* {{Robinsonade}}
* RogueJuror
* RunForTheBorder
* SafetyWorst
* SatchelSwitcheroo
* SaveOurStudents
* SaveYourDeity
* SavingChristmas
* SavingTheOrphanage
* ScareDare
* ScarecrowSolution
* ScarpiaUltimatum
* ScarySurpriseParty
* ScavengerHunt
* SchoolForScheming
* SchrodingersButterfly
* ScienceIsUseless
* ScoobyDooHoax
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight
* SeasonFinale
* SecretDiary
* SecretRelationship
* SelectiveEnforcement
* SendInTheSearchTeam
* SeparatedAtBirth
* SerialKiller
* SettlingTheFrontier
* SexAsRiteOfPassage
* SexEqualsLove
* SexForServices
* SexyManInstantHarem
* ShaggyDogStory
* {{Shapeshifting}}
* TheShowMustGoOn
* SidekickGlassCeiling
* TheSiege
* ASimplePlan
* SinkingShipScenario
* SinkOrSwimFatherhood
* SleepLearning
* SnipeHunt
* SnowedIn
* TheSoCalledCoward
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent
* SorcerersApprenticePlot
* SouvenirLand
* SpeedDating
* SpellingBee
* SplitAndReunion
* SpotTheImposter
* StabTheSalad
* StartMyOwn
* StartOfDarkness
* StoneSoup
* StrangerInAStrangeSchool
* StrangersOnATrainPlotMurder
* StumblingUponTheLostWizard
* SubvertedSuspicionAesop
* SuccessionCrisis
* SuddenIntelligence
* SuicideMission
* SummonEverymanHero
* SuperheroOrigin
* SuperPowersForADay
* SuspiciouslySimilarOutfit
* TagAlongActor
* TagTeamSuicide
* TakingOverTheTown
* TalentContest
* TalkingYourWayOut
* TallTale
* TheTaxi
* TeachHimAnger
* TechnicianVersusPerformer
* TenLittleMurderVictims
* TheirFirstTime
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman
* ThrillerOnTheExpress
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness
* TimeToMove
* TimeTravelEscape
* TimeTravelRomance
* ToHellAndBack
* {{Tontine}}
* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup
* TooSmartForStrangers
* TournamentArc
* TrainJob
* TrainingAccident
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers
* TrappedInThePast
* TrappedInTVLand
* TreasureMap
* TrendAesop
* TroubleFollowsYouHome
* TroubleFromThePast
* TroublemakingNewPet
* ATrueStoryInMyUniverse
* TrumanShowPlot
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters
* TurnInYourBadge
* TwelfthNightAdventure
* TwinSwitch
* TwoTimerDate
* UnbelievableSourcePlot
* UnlockingTheTalent
* UnsettlingGenderReveal
* UntrustingCommunity
* UnwantedGiftPlot
* UnwantedGlassesPlot
* UnwantedRescue
* UnwantedRevival
* UnwittingTestSubject
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
* VampireRefugee
* VanishingVillage
* VeryFalseAdvertising
* VillainBeatingArtifact
* VisitByDivorcedDad
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld
* WarForFunAndProfit
* WasTooHardOnHim
* WaybackTrip
* WeddingDay
* WellIntentionedReplacement
* WeNeedToGetProof
* WeWantOurJerkBack
* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong
* WhoWillTakeTheKids
* WhodunnitToMe
* WholePlotReference
* WitchHunt
* WorkingTheSameCase
* WoundedGazelleGambit
* WoundedGazelleWarcry
* WorldLimitedToThePlot
* WorldTour
* WrongTimeTravelSavvy
* XMustNotWin
* XanatosGambit
* XanatosSpeedChess
* YellowBrickRoad
* YouAlreadyChangedThePast
* YouAreGrounded
* YouCanKeepHer
* YouGoGirl
* YouHaveWaitedLongEnough
* YouKnowWhatYouDid
* YouWakeUpInARoom
* YouWouldMakeAGreatModel
* YourCheatingHeart
* YourWorstNightmare
* YoyoPlotPoint
* ZanyScheme
* ZanySchemeChicken
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'''Series Plots''' organise the actions of an entire series:
* AlienAmongUs
* BlitheSpirit
* ChangelingFantasy
* ComingOfAgeStory
* FishOutOfWater
* GottaCatchEmAll
* GottaKillEmAll
* RagsToRiches
* RockOperaPlot
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong
* SternChase
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne
* ToBeAMaster
* VampireDetectiveSeries
* VictoriousLoser
* VictoryIsBoring
* VillainousLegacy
* WalkingTheEarth
* WaterSourceTampering
* WeTravelLight
* WhiteMansBurden
* WithholdingTheCure
* WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque
* WunzaPlot
* YouAreTheNewTrend
* YoungestChildWins
* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb
* ZombieApocalypse
[[/index]]
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