This is an index of tropes that are about taboos as such, rather than ''issues'' that can be considered taboo.
!!Tropes about taboos:
!!Tropes that have a component of being about taboos:
* AlienBlood -- black blood makes violence easier especially on MechaMooks, Taboo of enemies you can sympathize with.
* BloodlessCarnage -- blood is taboo, violence is okay.
* BuryYourGays -- gay people get killed off.
* CurseCutShort -- don't say it!
* DiscretionShot -- don't show it!
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Realistic weapons are taboo.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment -- what used to be neutral or funny is now taboo because of a later tragedy involving or relating to it.
* GoshDangItToHeck -- replacing taboo words with similar sounding ones.
* HarsherInHindsight -- when it is more taboo than before.
* HaveAGayOldTime -- what used to be normal are now euphemisms.
* HideYourLesbians -- two women who act like they're in love are never confirmed to be lesbians or given actual romance, possibly because homosexuality is taboo.
* InformedObscenity -- fictional obscenities.
* JesusWasWayCool -- a taboo against portraying Jesus in a negative light, a taboo that doesn't necessarily extend to God.
* MoralGuardians -- and the taboos should ''remain'' taboo, thank you very much.
* NeverSayDie -- however, talking about the cessation of biological functioning is permitted.
* NippleAndDimed -- where female nipples are taboo, yet male nipples are not.
* OnceAcceptableTargets -- making fun of these used to be OK, but now is taboo.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn -- a trope about characters getting embarrassed because of a nudity taboo.
* PreserveYourGays -- going out of their way to not kill the gay characters.
* SevenDirtyWords -- which seven words in particular depend on where you live.
* SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny -- a character being destructive because his sexual urges clash with his internalized sexual taboos.
* TooSoon -- when it's taboo to joke about a recent tragedy