When you have a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bucket_sort bucket]] of tropes to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comb_sort comb]] through, it helps to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merge_sort merge]] them into a single coherent [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strand_sort strand]] (no, not like [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_sort spaghetti]]!). Luckily for you, the wiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnome_sort gnome]] is not a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stooge_sort stooge]]. He has come down from his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_sort tree]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_sort count]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeonhole_sort pigeonhole]] each of our vast [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selection_sort selection]] of sorting tropes. It wasn't [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quicksort quick]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoothsort smooth]], and he's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_sort shell]] of his former self, but with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patience_sorting patience]], he has created a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_sort library]] of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorting_algorithm sorting algorithms.]]

Grab a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocktail_sort cocktail]] and enjoy a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heapsort heap]] of tropes.

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Not to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burstsort burst]] your [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_sort bubble]], but scales, sliding or otherwise, are another form of sorting -- hence their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insertion_sort insertion]] into this index.

* JustForFun/AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit
* ApocalypseHow
* AsimovsThreeKindsOfScienceFiction
* BrainChain
* CantCatchUp
* EmotionsVsStoicism
* EnthusiasmVersusStoicism
* FacklerScaleOfFPSRealism
* FoodChainOfEvil
* GoodHairEvilHair
* JustForFun/KinseyScaleOfTropes
* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness
* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness
* NetworkDecay
* PlayerAndProtagonistIntegration
* PopularityFoodChain
* ScaleOfScientificSins
* SeasonFluidity
* Sliding Scales:
** SlidingScaleOfAlternateHistoryPlausibility
** SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast
** SlidingScaleOfAnimalCommunication
** SlidingScaleOfAnimationElaborateness
** SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity
** SlidingScaleOfAntagonistVileness
** SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism
** SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains
** SlidingScaleOfBeauty
** SlidingScaleOfCharacterAppreciation
** SlidingScaleOfCollectibleTracking
** SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror
** SlidingScaleOfContinuity
** SlidingScaleOfContentDensityVsWidth
** SlidingScaleOfCooperationVsCompetition
** SortingAlgorithmOfEvil
** SortingAlgorithmOfFaceHeelTurning
** SlidingScaleOfDivineIntervention
** SlidingScaleOfEndings
** SlidingScaleOfFilmObscurity
** SlidingScaleOfFourthWallHardness
** SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate
** SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality
** SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism
** SlidingScaleOfLawEnforcement
** SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism
** SlidingScaleOfLikeRealityUnlessNoted
** SlidingScaleOfLinearityVsOpenness
** SlidingScaleOfLiveActionTVObscurity
** SlidingScaleOfLivingToys
** SortingAlgorithmOfMortality
** SlidingScaleOfObjectiveVsSubjectiveGames
** SlidingScaleOfParentShamingInFiction
** SlidingScaleOfPlotVersusCharacters
** SlidingScaleOfProactiveness
** SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic
** SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence
** SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty
** SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness
** SlidingScaleOfSocialSatisfaction
** SlidingScaleOfTurnRealism
** SlidingScaleOfUnavoidableVersusUnforgivable
** SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness
** SlidingScaleOfVideoGameObjectives
** SlidingScaleOfVideoGameWorldSizeAndScale
** SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness
** SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat
** SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue
** SlidingScaleOfWesternAnimationObscurity
** SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness
* SmallTaxonomyPools
* StoryToGameplayRatio
* SuperheroPrevalenceStages
* SuperWeight
* TemporalMutability
* TieredByName
* ViewersAreIndexed
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This index is guaranteed to run in O (''n'' log ''n''). Though if you count the [[ArchiveBinge recursive clicks]], [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife it won't]].
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