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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 ''Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged'', that show was created in 1981, so it still counts as a "newest one in the book".
* TheAhnold: A parody of 1980s {{action hero}}es like Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
* 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 {{Creator/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 ''Film/KillAndKillAgain'', but [[TropeCodifier now overwhelmingly associated]] with ''Film/TheMatrix'' films.
* CamWhore: Webcams originated in TheNineties, and [[TheRuleOfFirstAdopters as usual]], TheOldestProfession kept up with the newest technology.
* 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: The [[http://spiritrover.livejournal.com/ Mars]] [[http://spiritrover.livejournal.com/ Rovers]] have Live Journals from 2006.
* ChewBubblegum: Comes from Wrestling/RoddyPiper's ad-libbed line in ''Film/TheyLive''.
* {{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}}''.
* CivvieSpandex: This was a trend started by Creator/GrantMorrison's run on ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' in 1988, and then popularized by Comicbook/{{Rogue}} in the 90s.
* ClickbaitGag: A parody of online writing tactics, the term "Clickbait" itself only goes back to 2006.
* 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.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] fell in 1991.
** MakeTheBearAngryAgain: Now that the Soviet Union is no longer around as a convenient antagonist, a common trope in post-UsefulNotes/ColdWar speculative fiction is to have UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia regain its former power and menace.
** WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: Nostalgia for the UsefulNotes/ColdWar era.
* GunFu: It was invented for the 1986 film ''A Better Tomorrow''.
* GunKata: It was created for ''Equilibrium'' in 2002, though some earlier works, mostly {{anime}}, featured gun fights with similar elements.
* ImGoingToDisneyWorld: The iconic ads started in the late 1980s.
* InstantHumiliationJustAddYouTube: YouTube was first founded in 2005.
* IProduct: Started with Apple's iMac computers in 1998.
* KingKoopaCopy: The Koopa King himself, Bowser of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' fame, first appeared in 1985 as the FinalBoss of the franchise's [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 first installment]].
* 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]]. Although doomsayers ''claimed'' inspiration from the [[UsefulNotes/PreColumbianCivilizations Mayan calendar]], the sensational apocalyptic interpretations are ''much'' NewerThanTheyThink, and ethnic Maya themselves (who are still very much around, mind you) found all the hullabaloo quite baffling.
* MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody: Based on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA music video]] for Music/MichaelJackson's "Music/{{Thriller}}," released in 1983.
* {{Microtransactions}}: Started in the 6th generation of video games. Though, 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. ("You're welcome" -- half the IT people working in the late 1990s.)
* {{Moe}}: "Moe" is a phenomenon of the 21st century, although prototypical forms existed in the 1980s and 1990s.
* MyLittlePhony: Based on the ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' franchise, which started in 1981 and has continued to the present day.
* ParodiesOfFire: The original ''Film/ChariotsOfFire'' came out in 1981.
* 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.
* RiskyBusinessDance: The movie ''Film/RiskyBusiness'' came out in 1983.
* ReiAyanamiExpy: Rei herself originated in the 1995-1996 anime ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* SanityMeter: Another one that's just over the line, as the first edition of ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' came out in 1981.
* ShanaClone: ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' ran from 2005 to 2011.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Based on Ryu and Ken from the ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' games, the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterI first]] of which came out in 1987.
* StatusCellPhone: It began popping up in the 1980s and lasted well into the 2000s, however the widespread usage of cellphones has since caused a quick decline in the trope.
* StockLightNovelHero: Light novels became popular in the 2000s.
* StockShonenHero: Is codified by Goku from ''Franchise/DragonBall''. The trope dates back to the 1980s.
* StockShoujoHeroine: This didn't become a stock character until the 1990s when series like ''Manga/SailorMoon'' and ''Manga/BoysOverFlowers'' made it popular.
* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: Based of course on the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, who debuted in TheEighties.
* TrenchcoatBrigade: John Constantine of ''Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}}'' fame is the UrExample here, and debuted in 1985.
* TropesForDummies: The first ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Dummies For Dummies]]'' book (''DOS for Dummies'') came out in 1991.
* 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: A specific genre of film based on the above.
* 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''.