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As mentioned in TheOldestOnesInTheBook, those tropes cannot be any more recent than 1960, and even then, that cutoff only applies to tropes originating with {{Television}}. Anything else has to be OlderThanTelevision, or around for more than 70 years.

But there are some tropes that are really young, that still have that "New Trope Smell" -- sometimes as recent as the TurnOfTheMillennium. Anything around no earlier than 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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!!Tropes:
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* EightiesHair: Because TheSeventies had its own hair looks.
* TheAbridgedSeries: Since the TropeMaker is just a few years old.
* 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 extra-terrestrials and humans comes from Whitley Strieber's book ''Communion: A True Story'', first published in 1987.
* 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
* 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.
* 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.
* {{Microtransactions}}: Started in the 6th generation of video games.
** Although a point could be made about Arcade being precursors or microtransactions...In the old days, you had to pay for each continues...
* {{Moe}}: is a phenomenon of the 21st century, although prototypical forms existed in the 1980s and 1990s.
* NewMediaTropes: Likewise, any trope with "internet" in the title emerged no earlier than the mid-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.
* PostNineElevenTerrorismMovie: [[CaptainObvious 9/11 happened in 2001.]]
* TwoGamersOnACouch: Started about [[Webcomic/PennyArcade 1998]] or so.
* VideogameTropes: Save for a handful that are OlderThanTheNES.
* WikiTropes
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