In short, {{trope}}s which have Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} articles. In long:

Here on Wiki/TVTropes, we tropers dedicate ourselves to cataloging recurrent patterns in fiction. Everyone knows that; it's the name of the game. Other sites deal with {{trope}}s, too, though none of them are as exhaustive as Wiki/TVTropes, which is perfectly normal. However, there's [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} one site that takes it too far]]: it's supposed to be a free world-class encyclopedia, yet it's wasting time talking on and on about {{cliche}}s in fiction. And that's ''our'' job. Isn't that a waste of bandwidth? Perhaps so, but the practice is a lot more common than non-tropers would think.

The truth of the matter is Wikipedians do it for a variety of reasons--the {{trope}} may be common enough for scholarly interest, it may say something about psychology, it may be as much a real world phenomenon as an element used in fiction, or it may simply just be one of those many [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Silly_Things Silly Things]] Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} does. On the other hand, it might also be because Wiki/TVTropes has fallen victim to the LawOfWikiExpansion, and the topic really is one that best fits in a general-interest encyclopedia. In any case, it's beneficial to Wiki/TVTropes; the more pages on {{trope}}s there are on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, the more people will be led to our site.

Not to be confused with YouAreNotAlone, or the [[AlienTropes idea of other intelligent life in the galaxy]].

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!!Examples -- any example with an asterisk has the exact same name as our trope

* TwoAndAHalfD: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.5D]][=*=]
* FiveFiveFive: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_%28telephone_number%29]][=*=]
* AbsentMindedProfessor: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absent-minded_professor]][=*=]
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithridatism Mithridatism]]
* AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WTF%3F_OMG!_TMD_TLA._ARG! WTF? OMG! TMD TLA. ARG!]]
* ActionHero: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_hero]][=*=]
* AdHominem: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem]] [=*=]
* AfraidOfNeedles: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_needles Fear of needles]]
* AliceAndBob: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_and_Bob]][=*=]
* AlienAutopsy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_autopsy]][=*=]
* AlienSpaceBats: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_space_bats]][=*=]
* {{Allegory}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory]][=*=]
* AlphaBitch: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_bee_%28subculture%29 Queen Bee (subculture)]]
* AnAesop: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral Moral]]
* AnalProbing: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_probing]][=*=]
* UsefulNotes/AnimeFanSpeak: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_anime_and_manga Glossary of anime and manga]]
* {{Antagonist}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antagonist]][=*=]
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropomorphism Anthropomorphism]]
* {{Antihero}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihero]][=*=]
* AnxietyDreams [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anxiety_dream]][=*=]
* AppealToWorseProblems: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_relative_privation Fallacy of relative privation]]
* {{Arcadia}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_%28utopia%29]][=*=]
* ArchEnemy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archenemy]][=*=]
* {{Arcology}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcology]][=*=]
* ArtificialStupidity [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_stupidity]][=*=]
* TheBackwardsR: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faux_Cyrillic Faux Cyrillic]]
* {{Badass}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotshot_(stock_character) Hotshot (stock character)]]
* BagOfHolding: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_satchel Magic satchel]]
* {{Bathos}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathos]][=*=]
* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bechdel_test]][=*=]
* BedTrick: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_trick]][=*=]
* TheBermudaTriangle: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Triangle]][=*=]
* BigBad: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bad]][=*=] (They even link to the trope)
* BigDumbObject: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dumb_Object]][=*=] (They link back to us!)
* BigElectricSwitch: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_switch Knife switch]]
* BiggerThanJesus: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_popular_than_Jesus More popular than Jesus]] (Although it should be noted that our article covers the StockShoutOut / StockParody of the controversy, whereas Wikipedia covers the actual events themselves.)
* BigNameFan: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Name_Fan]][=*=]
* BinarySuns: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_star Binary star]]
* BindleStick: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bindle Bindle]]
* BlackBox: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_box]][=*=]
* BlackComedy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy]][=*=]
* BlackKnight: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_knight]][=*=]
* {{Blackmail}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackmail]][=*=]
* BlackMarket: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_market]] [=*=]
* BlankSlate: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabula_rasa Tabula rasa]]
* BluebirdOfHappiness: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebird_of_happiness]][=*=]
* BodySushi: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyotaimori Nyotaimori]]
* BookBurning: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_burning]][=*=]
* BotheringByTheBook: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work-to-rule Work-to-rule]]
* BottleEpisode: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottle_episode]][=*=] (oh, and they link back)
* BoxOfficeBomb: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_office_bomb]][=*=]
* BrainInAJar: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_in_a_vat Brain in a vat]]
* BrandNameTakeover: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark Generic trademark]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_wall Fourth wall]]
* BreakoutCharacter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_breakout_characters List of breakout characters]]
* BritishRoyalGuards: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Guard Queen's Guard]]
* ButNotTooBlack: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorism Colorism]]
* ByronicHero: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byronic_hero]][=*=]
* BystanderSyndrome: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect Bystander effect]]
* TheCaper: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caper_story Caper story]]
* CassandraTruth: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_%28metaphor%29 Cassandra (Metaphor)]]
* ChangelingTale: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling Changeling]]
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese-eating_surrender_monkeys]][=*=]
* CheesyMoon: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moon_is_made_of_green_cheese The Moon is made of green cheese]]
* ChekhovsGun [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov%27s_gun]][=*=]
* ChewbaccaDefense [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chewbacca_defense]][=*=]
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro]][=*=]
* ChildSoldiers: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_use_of_children Military use of children]]
* ClipShow [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clip_show]][=*=]
* ComebackTomorrow: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier L'esprit de l'escalier]]
* ComicBookTime: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_timeline Floating timeline]]
* ComingOfAgeStory [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming-of-age_story]][=*=] Also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildungsroman Bildungsroman]]
* CommieNazis: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_fascism Red fascism]]
* {{Conceit}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_conceit Central conceit]]
* ConspicuousConsumption: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspicuous_consumption]][=*=]
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_public_opinion Court of public opinion]] & [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_media Trial by media]]
* CosmicEgg: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_egg World egg]]
* CourtlyLove: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtly_love]] [=*=]
* CrazyCatLady: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_lady Cat Lady]]
* CueTheFlyingPigs: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_pig Flying pig]]
* CureYourGays: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex-gay_movement Ex-gay movement]]
* DamselInDistress: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damsel_in_distress]][=*=]
* DeadAir: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_air]][=*=]
* DearJohnLetter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_John_letter]][=*=]
* DeusExMachina: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina]][=*=]
* DecoyProtagonist: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_protagonist False protagonist]]
* DeflectorShield: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflector_shield]][=*=]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuteragonist]][=*=]
* DevelopmentHell: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_hell]][=*=] (Again, they link back)
* ADogAteMyHomework: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dog_ate_my_homework]] (They use us as a ''source'')
* DoubleEntendre [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_entendre]][=*=]
* DragonsPreferPrincesses: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_and_Dragon Princess and Dragon]][=*=]
* DrosteImage: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect]]
* DuelingMovies: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_films Twin films]]
* DumbBlonde: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_stereotype Blonde stereotype]] (The second aspect of the two)
* DumpMonths: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dump_months]] (They link back)
* DutchAngle: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle]][=*=]
* DynamicDifficulty: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_game_difficulty_balancing Dynamic game difficulty balancing]]
* DysonSphere [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_spheres_in_popular_culture]][=*=]
* {{Earworm}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm]][=*=]
* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_in_the_room Elephant in the room]]
* EmancipatedChild: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_of_minors Emancipation of minors]]
* EmptyNest: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_nest_syndrome Empty nest syndrome]]
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_stereotype Blonde Stereotype]] (The first aspect of the two)
* TheEveryman [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyman]][=*=]
* EvilLaugh [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_laugh]][=*=]
* EvilOverlord: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Lord_%28fiction%29 Dark Lord (fiction)]]
* EvilTwin [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_twin]][=*=]
* FaceFramedInShadow: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt_lighting Rembrandt lighting]]
* FairyGodmother: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_godmother]][=*=]
* FakeShemp: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_Shemp]][=*=]
* FalseDichotomy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma False dilemma]]
* FalseFlagOperation: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag False flag]]
* {{Fanservice}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanservice]][=*=]
* FartsOnFire: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart_lighting Fart lighting]]
* FemmeFatale [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_fatale]][=*=]
* FictionalPoliticalParty: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_political_parties List of Fictional Political Parties]]
* FieldPromotion: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brevet_%28military%29 Brevet (military)]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_promotion Battlefield promotion]]
* FinalGirl: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_girl]][=*=]
* FiringInTheAirALot: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebratory_gunfire Celebratory gunfire]]
* FisherKing: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_%28mythology%29 Wasteland (mythology)]]
* FiveFingerFillet: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_game Knife game]]
* FloatingContinent: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_island_%28fiction%29 Floating island (fiction)]]
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Nightingale_effect]][=*=]
* FoodFight: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_fight]][=*=]
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_wealth_syndrome Sudden wealth syndrome]]
* ForensicAccounting: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_accounting]][=*=]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreshadowing]][=*=]
* FourIsDeath: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia Tetraphobia]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_temperaments Four temperaments]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_swap Body swap]]
* {{Freemium}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemium]][=*=]
* FreePrizeAtTheBottom: [[https:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cereal_box_prize Cereal box prize]]
* FreudianSlip: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip]][=*=]
* FridayNightDeathSlot: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graveyard_slot Graveyard slot]]
* FrivolousLawsuit: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frivolous_litigation Frivolous litigation]]
* FunWithAcronyms: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym Backronym]]
* TheGadfly: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_gadfly Social gadfly]]
* GallowsHumor: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallows_humor]][=*=]
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludonarrative Ludonarrative]] (specifically the concept of "ludonarrative dissonance")
* GangstaStyle: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Side_grip Side grip]][=*=]
* GaslampFantasy: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslamp_fantasy]][=*=]
* {{Gaslighting}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting]][=*=]
* {{Geisha}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha]][=*=]
* GentlemanDetective [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_detective]][=*=]
* GentlemanThief [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_thief]][=*=]
* TheGhost: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unseen_character Unseen character]]
* {{GIFT}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_disinhibition_effect Online disinhibition effect]]
* GirlNextDoor: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_next_door]][=*=]
* GirlyGirl: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girly_girl]][=*=]
* {{God}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God]][=*=]
* GodIsDead: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_is_dead]][=*=]
* GodwinsLaw: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_Law]][=*=]
* GoldenMeanFallacy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_to_moderation Argument to moderation]]
* GoodCopBadCop: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_cop/bad_cop]][=*=]
* GoroawaseNumber: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_wordplay Japanese wordplay]]
* TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_video_game_crash_of_1983 North American video game crash of 1983]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jealousy Jealousy]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envy Envy]]
* GreekChorus: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_chorus]][=*=]
* GroinAttack: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groin_attack]][=*=]
* {{Hammerspace}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammerspace]][=*=]
* HandWaving: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handwaving]][=*=]
* TheHardHat: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_hat]][=*=]
* HarshVocals: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_growl Death Growl]] (but the intro lists harsh vocals as a variant)
* HazmatSuit: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazmat_suit]][=*=]
* {{Heaven}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven]][=*=]
* HeavenlyBlue: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue#Religion Blue -- In Religion]]
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_umlaut Metal umlaut]]
* {{Hell}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell]][=*=]
* TheHecateSisters: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Goddess_%28Neopaganism%29 Triple Goddess (Neopaganism)]]
* HereThereBeDragons: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_be_dragons Here be dragons]]
* TheHero [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero]][=*=]
* HillbillyHorrors: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hixploitation Hixploitation]]
* HimeCut: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hime_cut]][=*=]
* {{Hipster}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipster_%28contemporary_subculture%29]][=*=]
* HitlerAteSugar: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_Hitlerum Reductio ad Hitlerum]]
* HonestAxe: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Honest_Woodman The Honest Woodman]]
* HoneyTrap: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypots_in_espionage_fiction Honeypots in espionage fiction]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooker_with_a_heart_of_gold]][=*=]
* HorsemenOfTheApocalypse: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Horsemen_of_the_Apocalypse Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse]]
* HouseHusband: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay-at-home_dad Stay-at-home-dad]]
* HouseWife: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housewife]][=*=]
* IdiotPlot: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiot_plot]][=*=]
* ImAHumanitarian: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism_in_popular_culture Cannibalism in popular culture]]
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impersonating_an_officer]][=*=]
* TheIngenue: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingenue_%28stock_character%29]][=*=]
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_Evil_Marksmanship Principle of Evil Marksmanship]] covers these three tropes:
** ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_Evil_Marksmanship#Stormtrooper_Effect (Stormtrooper Effect)]]
** ConservationOfNinjitsu [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_Evil_Marksmanship#Inverse_Ninja_Law (Inverse Ninja Law)]]
** MookChivalry [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_Evil_Marksmanship#One-at-a-time_Attack_Rule (One-at-a-time Attack Rule)]]
* IndianSummer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Summer]][=*=]
* InherentlyFunnyWords [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inherently_funny_word]][=*=]
* IsometricProjection [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometric_projection]][=*=]
* JesusTheEarlyYears [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_years_of_Jesus Lost years of Jesus]]
* JewishMother: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_mother_stereotype Jewish mother stereotype]]
* JumpingTheShark [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark]][=*=]
* JunglePrincess: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_girl_%28stock_character%29 Jungle Girl (stock character)]]
* JustFollowingOrders: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_orders Superior orders]]
* {{Kaiju}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju]][=*=]
* KangarooCourt [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court]] [=*=]
* KansasCityShuffle [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_city_shuffle]][=*=]
* {{Kawaisa}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawaii]][=*=]
* {{Kayfabe}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayfabe]][=*=]
* KillTheGod: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deicide Deicide]]
* KingInTheMountain [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_in_the_mountain]][=*=]
* {{Kitsune}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune]][=*=]
* KnightErrant [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight-errant]][=*=]
* KrakenAndLeviathan [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviathan]]
* {{Leitmotif}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leitmotif]][=*=]
* LeonineContract: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconscionability]]
* LiminalBeing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liminal_being]] [=*=]
* LiteCreme: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensational_spelling Sensational spelling]]
* LooseLips: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_lips_sink_ships Loose lips sink ships]] as well as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_is_in_the_real_world Wikipedia is in the real world]]
* LoudnessWar: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war]][=*=]
* LovableRogue [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovable_rogue]][=*=]
* LoveTriangle [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_triangle]][=*=]
* LovecraftCountry [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country]][=*=]
* Administrivia/LumperVsSplitter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumpers_and_splitters Lumpers and splitters]]
* MacGuffin: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin]][=*=]
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna%E2%80%93whore_complex]][=*=]
* MadScientist: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_scientist]][=*=]
* MagicCarpet: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_carpet]][=*=]
* MagicalGirl: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_girl]][=*=]
* MagicalGirlfriend [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_girlfriend]][=*=]
* MagicalNegro [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_negro]][=*=]
* MagicalSeventhSon: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_son_of_a_seventh_son Seventh son of a seventh son]]
* MagnumOpus: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnum_opus]][=*=]
* {{Mammy}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy_archetype]]
* ManEatingPlant: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnivorous_plant#Cultural_depictions Carnivorous plants: Cultural depictions]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-eating_tree Man-eating tree]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_Pixie_Dream_Girl]][=*=]
* ManyQuestionsFallacy: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_question Loaded question]]
* MarySue: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue]][=*=]
* MatrixRainingCode: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_digital_rain Matrix digital rain]]
* MeaningfulName: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym Aptronym]]
* MeetCute: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_cute]][=*=]
* {{Meganekko}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganekko]][=*=] as well as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasses_fetishism Glasses Fetishism]]
* {{Meme}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme]][=*=]
* MermaidProblem: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid_biology Mermaid biology]]
* MessianicArchetype [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_figure Christ Figure]]
* MetalScream: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming_(music) Screaming (music)]]
* MexicanStandoff: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_standoff]][=*=]
* {{Microtransactions}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microtransactions]][=*=]
* MightyWhitey: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_savior_narrative_in_film White saviour narrative in film]] (not exactly the same, but very closely related)
* MileHighClub: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_high_club]][=*=]
* MilesGloriosus: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alazon Alazon]]
* MinMaxing: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min-maxing]][=*=]
* MirandaRights: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_warning Miranda warning]]
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome]][=*=]
* TheMistress: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistress_%28lover%29]][=*=]
* TheMockbuster: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockbuster]][=*=]
* {{Moe}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_(slang) Moe (slang)]][=*=]
* MoeAnthropomorphism [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_anthropomorphism]][=*=]
* {{Mondegreen}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen]][=*=]
* MoneyToBurn: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_burning Money burning]][=*=]
* MonkeysOnATypewriter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem Infinite monkey theorem]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem_in_popular_culture Infinite monkey theorem in popular culture]]
* MonsterClown: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_clown Evil clown]][=*=]
* MonsterFangirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybristophilia Hybristophilia]]
* MortonsFork [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton%27s_fork]][=*=]
* MostTropersAreYoungNerds: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Systemic_bias Wikipedia:Systemic bias]], much more of a problem there than here
* {{Munchkin}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchkin_%28role-playing_games%29 Munchkin (role-playing games)]][=*=]
* TheMutiny: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutiny]][=*=]
* NailsOnABlackboard: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkboard_scraping Chalkboard scraping]]
* {{Narm}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathos Bathos]], the formal academic term.
* NatureVersusNurture: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_versus_nurture]] [=*=]
* NaziHunter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_hunter]][=*=]
* {{Necromancer}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancy Necromancy]] (with a link to TV Tropes)
* NetworkDecay: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_drift Channel drift]]
* {{Nerd}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerd]][=*=]
* NewWaveScienceFiction: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Wave_science_fiction]][=*=]
* NiceJewishBoy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice_Jewish_boy]][=*=]
* NoBisexuals: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual erasure]]
* NobleSavage [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_savage]][=*=]
* NoseArt: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose_art]][=*=]
* NostalgiaFilter: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosy_retrospection Rosy retrospection]]
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succ%C3%A8s_de_scandale Succès de scandale]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship Romantic friendship]]
* NoTrueScotsman: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman]][=*=]
* NouveauRiche: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouveau_riche]][=*=], see also [[http://en.wdikipedia.org/wiki/Parvenu Parvenu]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feigned_madness Feigned madness]]
* TheObiWan: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wise_old_man Wise Old Man]]
* OccidentalOtaku: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanophile Japanophile]]
* OccultDetective: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occult_detective_fiction Occult detective fiction]]
* OldMaid: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinster Spinster]]
* OldMaster: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elderly_martial_arts_master Elderly Martial Arts Master]]
* OnAScaleFromOneToTen: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scale_of_one_to_ten Scale of one to ten]]
* OneEpisodeWonder: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode List of television series canceled after one episode]]
* OneHitWonder: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-hit_wonder]][=*=]
* TheOner: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_take Long take]]
* OpinionMyopia: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_consensus_effect False consensus effect]]
* OscarBait: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_bait]] (They link back)
* {{Otaku}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku]] [=*=]
* OtakuOClock: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_night_anime Late night anime]]
* {{Outlaw}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw]], see also [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_%28stock_character%29 Outlaw (stock character)]] for a list of outlaws in folklore.[=*=]
* {{Panacea}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panacea_%28medicine%29]][=*=]
* ThePardon [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon]][=*=]
* ParodyCommercial [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parody_commercial]][=*=]
* PatchworkStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix-up Fix-up]]
* PatterSong: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patter_song]][=*=]
* PeerlessLoveInterest: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princesse_lointaine Princesse Lointaine]]
* PenName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_name]][=*=]
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peoples_republic People's Republic]]
* PercussiveMaintenance: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussive_maintenance]][=*=]
* ThePeterPrinciple: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle]][=*=]
* PinkElephants: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seeing_pink_elephants Seeing pink elephants]]
* PirateBooty: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buried_treasure Buried treasure]]
* PlanarShockwave: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_effect Praxis effect]]
* PlatonicCave: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_Cave Plato's Allegory of the Cave]]
* PlotDevice: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_device]][=*=] (With reverse-link back to TVTropes)
* PlotHole: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_hole]][=*=]
* PlotTwist: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_twist]][=*=]
* PoesLaw: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poes_law]][=*=]
* PointOfDivergence: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_divergence]][=*=]
* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backdoor_pilot#Backdoor_pilots Backdoor Pilot]][[note]]BackdoorPilot redirects to PoorlyDisguisedPilot.[[/note]]
* PortableHole: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_hole]][=*=]
* {{Pothole}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:PIPE Piped links]]
* PoweredArmor: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_exoskeleton Powered exoskeleton]]
* PresidentForLife: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_for_Life]][=*=]
* PrinceCharming: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Charming]][=*=]
* {{Pride}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride]][=*=]
* PrisonShip: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_ship]][=*=]
* ProtestSong: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protest_song]][=*=]
* TheProtagonist: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protagonist]][=*=]
* {{Psychopomp}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopomp]][=*=]
* PublicExecution: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_execution]] [=*=]
* {{Pun}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun]][=*=]
* PurpleProse: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_prose]][=*=]
* PyramidPower: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_power]] [=*=]
* PyrrhicVictory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhic_victory]][=*=], also [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadmean_victory Cadmean victory]] which is virtually the same.
* TheQuisling: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quisling]][=*=] (not to be confused with their page on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vidkun_Quisling the man himself]])
* QuoteMine: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_quoting_out_of_context Fallacy of quoting out of context]]
* RagsToRiches: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rags_to_riches]][=*=]
* RayGun: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raygun]][=*=]
* RaygunGothic [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raygun_Gothic]][=*=]
* RealityRetcon: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_history Secret history]]
* ReallyGetsAround: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slut Slut]]
* RedHerring [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_herring]][=*=]
* {{Redshirt}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirt_%28character%29]][=*=]
* {{Retronym}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retronym]] [=*=]
* RingOfPower: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_ring Magic ring]]
* {{Robinsonade}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinsonade]][=*=]
* RomanAClef: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_à_clef]][=*=]
* RulesLawyer: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_lawyer]][=*=]
* RunningGag: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_gag]] [=*=]
* {{Ruritania}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruritania]][=*=], also [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruritanian_romance Ruritanian romance]] for the related genre
* SacredCow: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_cow_(idiom) Sacred cow (idiom)]]
* SafeSaneAndConsensual: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe,_sane_and_consensual]] [=*=]
* SafeWord: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safeword Safeword]]
* {{Sampling}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(music)]]
* SawAWomanInHalf: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawing_a_woman_in_half]][=*=]
* {{Scandalgate}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_with_%22-gate%22_suffix List of scandals with "-gate" suffix]]
* ScareQuotes: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes]][=*=]
* ScaryBlackMan: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_brute Black Brute]]
* {{Scatting}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scatting Scatting]][=*=] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-lexical_vocables_in_music Non-lexible vocables in music]]
* SchrodingersCat: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat_in_popular_culture Schrödinger's cat in popular culture]]
* SculleryMaid: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scullery_maid]][=*=]
* ScunthorpeProblem: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_Problem]][=*=]
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_anticommons Tragedy of the anticommons]]; also applies to patent law, land ownership, leasing issues, etc.)
* SdrawkcabName: ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananym Ananym]])
* SeaMonster: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Monster]][=*=]
* SecurityBlanket: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_object Comfort object]] (Security blanket is a redirect)
* SelfFulfillingProphecy [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-fulfilling_prophecy]][=*=]
* SelfImmolation: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-immolation]][=*=]
* SevenDirtyWords: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words]][=*=]
* ShaggyDogStory: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaggy_Dog_Story]][=*=]
* SharkTunnel: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_tunnel]][=*=]
* {{Shipping}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_(fandom)]][=*=]
* ShootTheMessenger: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_the_messenger Shooting the Messenger]]
* ShoutOut: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allusion Allusion]]
* TheShowMustGoOn [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_show_must_go_on]][=*=]
* {{Sidekick}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidekick]][=*=]
* SignatureSong: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signature_song]][=*=]
* Administrivia/{{Sinkhole}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:EASTEREGG Easter egg links]]
* SituationalSexuality: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situational_sexual_behavior Situational sexual behavior]]
* SleeperHit: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeper_hit]][=*=]
* SnakePit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_pit]][=*=]
* SnipeHunt: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt]][=*=] (They link back)
* {{Snowclone}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowclone]][=*=]
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_Opera_Rapid_Aging_Syndrome]][=*=]
* SoapPunishment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washing_out_mouth_with_soap Washing out mouth with soap]]
* SockPuppet: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)]][=*=]
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_glass Burning glass]]
* SouthernBelle: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_belle]][=*=]
* SpacePirates: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_pirate]][=*=]
* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_assist Gravity assist]]
* SpearCarrier: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear_carrier]][=*=]
* SpeechBubbles: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_balloon Speech balloon]], whose forerunner was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_scroll speech scroll]]
* SpinningPaper: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_newspaper Spinning newspaper]]
* SpontaneousHumanCombustion: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_combustion]][=*=]
* StableTimeLoop: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predestination_paradox Predestination paradox]]
* StarcrossedLovers: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star-crossed Star-crossed]]
* {{Stock Character|s}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_character]][=*=]
* TheStinger: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-credits_scene Post-Credits Scene]] [[note]] Also known as a Stinger[[/note]]
* StraightGay: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight-acting Straight-acting]]
* StreisandEffect: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect]][=*=]
* StrictlyFormula: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_fiction Formula fiction]]
* SunkCostFallacy: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escalation_of_commitment Escalation of commitment]]
* {{Supercouple}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercouple]][=*=]
* {{Superhero}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero]][=*=]
* {{Supervillain}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervillain]][=*=]
* SuspendSave: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saved_game#Quick_saving Quick Saving]]
* SynchroVox: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncro-Vox]][=*=]
* SweepsWeekLesbianKiss: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_kiss_episode Lesbian kiss episode]]
* SwitchedAtBirth: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babies_switched_at_birth Babies Switched At Birth]]
* TakenForGranite: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrifaction_in_mythology_and_fiction Petrifaction in mythology and fiction]]
* TallPoppySyndrome: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_Poppy_Syndrome]][=*=]
* TastesLikeChicken: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tastes_like_chicken]][=*=]
* {{Tengu}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengu]] [=*=]
* TheTetrisEffect: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_effect]][=*=]
* ThirdPersonPerson: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illeism Illeism]]
* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty-Six_Stratagems]][=*=]
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_persons_fictitious_disclaimer All persons fictitious disclaimer]]
* ThoughtAversionFailure: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironic_process_theory Ironic process theory]]
* TickleTorture: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_torture]][=*=]
* TidallyLockedPlanet: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_locking Tidal locking]]
* TinCanTelephone: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_can_telephone]][=*=]
* ToiletHumour: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_humour]][=*=]
* {{Tomboy}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomboy]][=*=]
* {{Tontine}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontine#Tontines_in_popular_culture]][=*=]
* TheTourney: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournament_%28medieval%29 Tournament (medieval)]]
* ToonPhysics: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartoon_physics Cartoon physics]]
* {{Trope}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trope]][=*=]
* TrophyWife: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trophy_wife]][=*=]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundere]][=*=]
* {{Tuckerization}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuckerization]][=*=]
* TurtleIsland: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspidochelone Aspidochelone]]
* TyrannosaurusRex: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus]]''
* UncannyValley: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley]][=*=]
* UncommonTime: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_works_in_unusual_time_signatures List of musical works in unusual time signatures]]
* UnconventionalFormatting: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ergodic_literature Ergodic literature]] (although our definition is much more broad)
* {{Unobtainium}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium]][=*=]
* UnreliableNarrator: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreliable_narrator]][=*=]
* UnusualChapterNumbers [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapter_%28books%29#Unusual_numbering_schemes Chapter (books): Unusual numbering schemes]]
* UpThroughTheRanks: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang_%28military_officer%29 Mustang (military officer)]]
* UpToEleven [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_to_eleven]]
* VaginaDentata: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata]][=*=]
* ValleyGirl: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_girl]][=*=]
* {{Vaporware}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaporware]][=*=]
* VerySpecialEpisode: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_special_episode]][=*=]
* VideoPhone: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videophone]][=*=]
* {{Villain}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villain]][=*=]
* VisualPun: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_pun]][=*=] (They link to this trope)
* WalkAndTalk: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_and_talk]][=*=]
* WalkThisWay: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_this_way_%28movie_line%29]][=*=]
* WardrobeMalfunction: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardrobe_malfunction]][=*=]
* TheWarOnStraw: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man Straw Man]]
* WeirdWest: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_west]][=*=]
* WetSariScene: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_sari_scene]][=*=]
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Disney/{{Bambi}} [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi_effect effect]]
* WhiteStallion: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_horse_%28mythology%29 White horse (mythology)]]
* WhoWillBellTheCat: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belling_the_cat Belling the cat]]
* {{Wick}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:What_links_here What links here]]
* WickedStepmother: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepmother#In_fiction Stepmothers in fiction]]
* TheWildHunt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Hunt]][=*=]
* WilliamTelling: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apfelschuss Shooting an apple off one's child's head]]
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_of_disbelief Suspension of disbelief]]
* WordSchmord: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shm-reduplication Shm-reduplication]]
* WorldBuilding [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldbuilding]][=*=]
* TheWormThatWalks: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_%28biology%29 Colony (biology)]]
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolorous_Stroke Dolorous Stroke]]
* WritersBlock: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writer%27s_Block]][=*=]
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_Nadeshiko]][=*=]
* YellowFace: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowface]][=*=][[note]]Yellowface redirects to "Portrayal of East Asians in Hollywood".[[/note]]
* YellowPeril: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Peril]][=*=]
* {{Youkai}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youkai]][=*=]
* YourMom: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_insult Maternal insult]]
* YoungestChildWins: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youngest_son Youngest son]]
* {{Zapped}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion Criteria for speedy deletion]]
* ZeroGSpot: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_in_space Sex in space]]

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