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As mentioned in TheOldestOnesInTheBook, those tropes cannot be any more recent than 1980, and even then, that cutoff only applies to tropes originating with {{UsefulNotes/Television}}. Anything else has to be OlderThanCableTV, or around for more than 35 years.

But there are some tropes that are really young, that still have that "New Trope Smell" -- sometimes as recent as the TurnOfTheMillennium. Anything that has its origin after 1980 is one of TheNewestOnesInTheBook.

Of course it's hard to tell just how old a trope is, and it may turn out some we thought were new were actually [[OlderThanTheyThink older]]. Or some may turn out [[NewerThanTheyThink not to be that old]], so they belong here. Some may have a clear beginning past this point, likely due to the TropeMaker being recent. Either way, it's a trope that simply didn't exist, at least in the way we know it, before [[DeaderThanDisco Disco died]].

Use the discussion page to determine if one is older than this.

Compare NewerThanTheyThink.

Contrast TheOldestOnesInTheBook, OlderThanTheyThink.
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* EightiesHair: Because TheSeventies had [[SeventiesHair its own hair looks]].
* NinetiesHair: The evolution of the former trope.
* TheAbridgedSeries: Since the TropeMaker is just a few years old. And if you count ''TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'', that show was created in 1981, so it still counts as a "newest one in the book".
* AlcubierreDrive: Professor Miguel Alcubierre proposed the drive in 1994, though the inspiration came from explanations given for ''Franchise/StarTrek's'' warp drive in the technical manuals.
* AlienAutopsy: The {{FOX}} Network's TV special ''Alien Autopsy: Fact Or Fiction'' is the TropeMaker and first aired in 1995.
* AnalProbing: The earliest reference in any media to this activity between extraterrestrials and humans comes from Whitley Strieber's book ''Communion: A True Story'', first published in 1987 (although note that Strieber didn't claim to know whether or not the beings he saw were extraterrestrials).
* BulletTime: Originated with the obscure 1981 action film ''Kill and Kill Again'', but now overwhelmingly associated with ''Film/TheMatrix'' films.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: Cell phones were not in general use until the early- to mid-1990s, although they begin to appear among the higher classes (see: ''Series/{{Dallas}}'') in the '80s.
* CharacterBlog
* {{Chupacabra}}: Although reports of farm animals drained of blood began in the 1970s, the term "Chupacabra" and the description of the creature as we know it originated in 1995, probably inspired by ''Film/{{Species}}''.
* DateMyAvatar
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: Although there were plenty of efforts to strictly enforce copyright laws, it only became a media trope some time around 1980 with the "Home Taping is Killing Music" campaign.
* EnvironmentalNarrativeGame: ''VideoGame/LSDDreamEmulator'', released in 1998, might be a proto-example, but the genre as we now know it only really came into its own in the late 2000s.
* FurAndLoathing: It was just around since the early 1980s. There were people against fur before, but the effect on general media was just since that trope.
* GunFu: It was invented for the 1986 film ''A Better Tomorrow''.
* GunKata: It was created for ''Equilibrium'' in 2002.
* InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube: YouTube was first founded in 2005.
* MayanDoomsday: Predicted for 21 December 2012, so the panic kicked into full gear as that date approached -- only for [[RealityEnsues nothing out of the ordinary to happen that day]].
* {{Microtransactions}}: Started in the 6th generation of video games.
** Arcade games could be considered a precursor of microtransactions, requiring a player to pay for each continue.
* MillenniumBug: These fears originated in TheNineties as the TurnOfTheMillennium drew closer and closer. As with the MayanDoomsday mentioned above, the mass hysteria was unfounded.
* {{Moe}}: is a phenomenon of the 21st century, although prototypical forms existed in the 1980s and 1990s.
* PompousPoliticalPundit: Started around the same time as the [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies neoconservative movement]] within the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem American Republican Party]], sometime in TheEighties or TheNineties.
* RaidersOfTheLostParody: This one is just past the cutoff date -- ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' came out in 1981.
* TwoGamersOnACouch: Started about [[Webcomic/PennyArcade 1998]] or so.
* UselessWithoutCellPhones: As old as the touchscreen cell phone.
* TheWarOnTerror: Started with the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
** PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie
* WeDidntStartTheBillyJoelParodies: Based on Creator/BillyJoel's 1989 song "We Didn't Start the Fire."
* YouCantHandleTheParody: Originated from a line by Creator/JackNicholson in Creator/RobReiner's 1992 film ''Film/AFewGoodMen''.