Various shows are [[TropeOverdosed popular]] or [[TropeMakers influential]] when it comes to {{trope}}s. One measure is how readily we name tropes from shows or other works.

'''This should not be done lightly''' and is not a badge of honor. Using trope namers lightly or as a badge of honor is Administrivia/TropeNamerSyndrome and leads to confusion, renaming, and possible deletion of tropes.

A series usually gets to name a trope if it's ''so'' widely known for the trope (even outside the [[MostTropersAreYoungNerds circle of nerds]]) it's basically an icon of it, or if it has a term for the situation that is simply MadeOfWin. Or if it happens to be the TropeMaker, too. Of course, since MostTropersAreYoungNerds, we do kinda swing closer to the {{geek}} side of things. But whaddaya expect? This ''is'' the Internet, after all!

Also, we at TVTropes don't want tropes named directly after a trope namer, since the
trope namer may always get its own page. If they ''are'' the Trope Namer, the trope name should reflect the difference, for example {{Rashomon Style}}. This is doubly true for characters, who must [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame embody the trope so well]] that one could point to them and say [[FountainOfExpies "Yeah, kinda like him"]] and other {{troper}}s will immediately agree ([[OneMarioLimit without having to consult Google]] in the process).

Keep in mind, however, that calling a work "the Trope Namer" in the initial YKTTW write-up simply because '''you''' took the preliminary title from it (''especially'' if you are naming the {{trope}} after a character) is ''very'' presumptuous: chances are high that the troper HiveMind will disagree about whether or not the work is widely known enough to qualify. Of course, such {{trope}} proposals aren't technically ''named'' yet; the title may be subject to change in [=YKTTW=] if someone else comes up with a better title. (For the purpose of actually ''finding'' a better title, see Administrivia/NamingATrope.)

See also ImageSource, a listing of the various works (and sometimes real life) which the various trope page images are derived from.

Works and creators that have inspired trope names are listed in the subpages linked below. Keep in mind that animated films fall under the Main/{{Film}} category, not Main/WesternAnimation.

[[index]]
* TropeNamers/AnimeAndManga
* TropeNamers/ComicBooks
* TropeNamers/{{Film}} and Animated Film
** TropeNamers/StarWars
* TropeNamers/{{Internet}} (IRC and other websites)
* TropeNamers/{{Literature}}
* TropeNamers/LiveActionTV (includes Game Shows and Puppet Shows)
* TropeNamers/{{Music}}
* TropeNamers/NewspaperComics
* TropeNamers/ProfessionalWrestling
* TropeNamers/ReligionAndMyth
** TropeNamers/TheBible
* TropeNamers/{{Theater}} (also includes Opera and Musicals)
* TropeNamers/TraditionalGames (includes Board Games, Card Games, and Tabletop Games)
* TropeNamers/VideoGames
* TropeNamers/WebAnimation
* TropeNamers/WebComics
* TropeNamers/WesternAnimation
** TropeNamers/TheSimpsons
* TropeNamers/OtherMedia
* TropeNamers/RealLife
[[/index]]

Sometimes we don't quite get it right the first time, leading to a rename. Any tropes that were renamed from their original name go there (and under the new Trope Namer if there is one), not under their former Trope Namers.

* Administrivia/RenamedTropes

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