Tropes about characters not getting what they expected. (Hope that doesn't shock you too much.)

One of the most useful emotions in a writer's toolbox and so one of the commonest in all sorts of stories.

See also BetrayalTropes, PlotTwist, TwistEnding. Tropes in those indices will not be covered here.
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!!Tropes
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* BangingPotsAndPans
* BigNo
* BigWhat
* BlankWhiteEyes
* BlueWithShock
* ColorFailure
* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind
* DelayedOhCrap
* DidntSeeThatComing
* DramaticCurtainToss
* DramaticDrop
* DramaticSitDown
* DroppingTheBombshell
* DullSurprise
* EyePop
* EyeTake
* GameChanger
* GayBarReveal
* GutPunch
* HellYesMoment
* HeroicBSOD
* ImminentDangerClue
* InstantCosplaySurprise
* IntroductionByHookup
* IThinkYouBrokeHim
* JawDrop
* KewpieDollSurprise
* LightswitchSurprise
* MatchlightDangerRevelation
* MockSurpriseReaction
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NoMoreLies
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore
* OhCrap
** ExplainExplainOhCrap
** MassOhCrap
* OpenTheDoorAndSeeAllThePeople
* PaperBagPopping
* PersonalEffectsReveal
* ThePictureCameWithTheFrame
* RefrigeratorAmbush
* ScarySurpriseParty
* SmokingGun
* SpitTake
* StunnedSilence
* SuperweaponSurprise
* SurpriseJump
* SurpriseParty
* SurprisePregnancy
* SurpriseWitness
* TheseHandsHaveKilled
* ThisCannotBe
* ThunderShock
* TwoRightsMakeAWrong
* UnsettlingGenderReveal
* WakingUpElsewhere
* WhamEpisode
** MidSeasonTwist
* WhatHaveIBecome
* WhyWontYouDie
* WildTake
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe
* YouMonster
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo
* YoureInsane
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