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 [[http://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 same name as our trope

* TwoAndAHalfD: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2.5D]][=*=]
* FourOneNineScam: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/419_scams]][=*=]
* FiveFiveFive: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_%28telephone_number%29]][=*=]
* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_percent_of_brain_myth Ten percent of brain myth]]
* AbsentMindedProfessor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absent-minded_professor]][=*=]
* AcquiredPoisonImmunity: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithridatism Mithridatism]]
* AcquiredSituationalNarcissism: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissism#Acquired_situational_narcissism Narcissism]] (Subsection)
* AcronymAndAbbreviationOverload: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WTF%3F_OMG!_TMD_TLA._ARG! WTF? OMG! TMD TLA. ARG!]]
* ActionHero: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_hero]][=*=]
* AdBumpers: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumper_%28broadcasting%29 Bumper (broadcasting)]]
* AdHominem: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem]][=*=]
* AgeGapAlgebra: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_disparity_in_sexual_relationships Age disparity in sexual relationships]]
* AnAesop: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral Moral]]
* AfraidOfNeedles: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_needles Fear of needles]]
* AliceAndBob: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_and_Bob]][=*=]
* AlienAutopsy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_autopsy]][=*=]
* AlienSpaceBats: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_space_bats]][=*=]
* {{Allegory}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory]][=*=]
* AlphaBitch: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_bee_%28subculture%29 Queen Bee (subculture)]]
* AmbulanceChaser: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambulance_chasing Ambulance chasing]]. See also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barratry_(common_law) Barratry]]
* AmenBreak: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen_break]][=*=]
* AnalProbing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_probing]][=*=]
* AndNinetyNineCents: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_pricing Psychological pricing]]
* {{Anorgasmia}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorgasmia]] [=*=]
* AnswerSong: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Answer_song]][=*=]
* {{Antagonist}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antagonist]][=*=]
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropomorphism Anthropomorphism]]
* {{Antihero}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihero]][=*=]
* AnxietyDreams: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anxiety_dream]][=*=]
* AppealToWorseProblems: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_relative_privation Fallacy of relative privation]]
* {{Arcadia}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_%28utopia%29]][=*=]
* ArchEnemy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archenemy]][=*=]
* {{Arcology}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcology]][=*=]
* ArrangedMarriage: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage]][=*=]
* ArtificialStupidity: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_stupidity]][=*=]
* ASCIIArt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art]][=*=]
* {{Auction}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auction]][=*=]
* {{Autocannibalism}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-cannibalism Self-cannibalism]]
* {{Backstory}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backstory]][=*=]
* TheBackwardsR: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faux_Cyrillic Faux Cyrillic]]
* {{Badass}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotshot_(stock_character) Hotshot (stock character)]]
* BagOfHolding: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_satchel Magic satchel]]
* BananaRepublic: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_republic]][=*=]
* {{Bathos}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathos]][=*=]
* BatteringRam: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battering_ram]][=*=]
* BedTrick: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_trick]][=*=]
* TheBermudaTriangle: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Triangle]][=*=]
* BigBad: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bad]][=*=]
* BigDumbObject: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Dumb_Object]][=*=]
* 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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Name_Fan]][=*=]
* BinarySuns: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_star Binary star]]
* BindleStick: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bindle Bindle]]
* {{Bishonen}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bish%C5%8Dnen]][=*=]
* BlackBox: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_box]][=*=]
* BlackComedy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_comedy]][=*=]
* BlackKnight: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_knight]][=*=]
* {{Blackmail}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackmail]][=*=]
* BlackMarket: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_market]][=*=]
* BlankSlate: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabula_rasa Tabula rasa]]
* BluebirdOfHappiness: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluebird_of_happiness]][=*=]
* BlueBlood: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobility Nobility]]
* BoardingSchool: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boarding_school]][=*=]
* BodySushi: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyotaimori Nyotaimori]]
* BookBurning: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_burning]][=*=]
* BotheringByTheBook: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Work-to-rule Work-to-rule]]
* BottleEpisode: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottle_episode]][=*=]
* {{Bowdlerise}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expurgation Expurgation]]
* BoxOfficeBomb: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_office_bomb]][=*=]
* BoyBand: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_band]][=*=]
* BrainInAJar: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_in_a_vat Brain in a vat]]
* BrainUploading: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_uploading Mind uploading]]
* BrandNameTakeover: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark Generic trademark]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_wall Fourth wall]]
* BreakoutCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_breakout_characters List of breakout characters]]
* BritishRoyalGuards: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen%27s_Guard Queen's Guard]]
* BulletTime: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_time]][=*=]
* ButNotTooBlack: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorism Colorism]]
* ByronicHero: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byronic_hero]][=*=]
* BystanderSyndrome: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect Bystander effect]]
* TheCaper: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caper_story Caper story]]
* CargoCult: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult]][=*=]
* CassandraTruth: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_%28metaphor%29 Cassandra (metaphor)]]
* {{Catchphrase}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catchphrase]][=*=]
* CelebrityEndorsement: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrity_branding Celebrity branding]]
* ChangelingTale: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changeling Changeling]]
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheese-eating_surrender_monkeys]][=*=]
* CheesyMoon: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moon_is_made_of_green_cheese The Moon is made of green cheese]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chekhov%27s_gun]][=*=]
* ChewbaccaDefense: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chewbacca_defense]][=*=]
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro]][=*=]
* ChildSoldiers: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_use_of_children Military use of children]]
* ChristmasCreep; [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_creep]] [=*=]
* ChristmasElves: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_elf Christmas elf]]
* {{Chupacabra}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupacabra]][=*=]
* ClassReunion: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Class_reunion]][=*=]
* ClipShow: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clip_show]][=*=]
* ComebackTomorrow: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27esprit_de_l%27escalier L'esprit de l'escalier]]
* ComicBookTime: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_fascism Red fascism]]
* CompositeCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_character]][=*=]
* {{Conceit}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_conceit Central conceit]]
* ConceptAlbum: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept_album]][=*=]
* ConspicuousConsumption: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspicuous_consumption]][=*=]
* ConvictedByPublicOpinion: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_of_public_opinion Court of public opinion]] & [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_by_media Trial by media]]
* CosmicEgg: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_egg World egg]]
* CosplayCafe: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay_restaurant Cosplay restaurant]]
* CourtlyLove: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtly_love]][=*=]
* CowTipping: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_tipping]][=*=]
* CrazyCatLady: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_lady Cat lady]]
* CueTheFlyingPigs: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_pig Flying pig]]
* {{Cult}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult]][=*=]
* CureYourGays: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex-gay_movement Ex-gay movement]]
* {{Cutscene}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutscene]][=*=]
* {{Cyclops}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops]][=*=]
* DamselInDistress: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damsel_in_distress]][=*=]
* DeadAir: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_air]][=*=]
* DealWithTheDevil: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deal_with_the_Devil]][=*=]
* DearJohnLetter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_John_letter]][=*=]
* DeathIsCheap: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_book_death Comic book death]]
* DecoyProtagonist: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_protagonist False protagonist]]
* DeflectorShield: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflector_shield]][=*=]
* DeusExMachina: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_ex_machina]][=*=]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuteragonist]][=*=]
* DevelopmentHell: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Development_hell]][=*=]
* ADogAteMyHomework: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dog_ate_my_homework]][=*=]
* DoubleEntendre: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_entendre]][=*=]
* DoubleStandard: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_standard]][=*=]
* DragonsPreferPrincesses: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_and_Dragon Princess and Dragon]]
* DrosteImage: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droste_effect Droste effect]]
* DuelingMovies: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_films Twin films]]
* DumpMonths: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dump_months]][=*=]
* DutchAngle: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle]][=*=]
* DynamicDifficulty: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_game_difficulty_balancing Dynamic game difficulty balancing]]
* DysonSphere: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyson_spheres_in_popular_culture]][=*=]
* {{Dystopia}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dystopia]][=*=]
* {{Earworm}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm]][=*=]
* EasterBunny: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Bunny]][=*=]
* EasterEgg: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_%28media%29]][=*=]
* 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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_nest_syndrome Empty nest syndrome]]
* TheEveryman: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyman]][=*=]
* EvilInc: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_corporation Evil corporation]]
* EvilLaugh [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_laugh]][=*=]
* EvilOverlord: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Lord_%28fiction%29 Dark Lord (fiction)]]
* EvilTwin: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_twin]][=*=]
* FaceFramedInShadow: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rembrandt_lighting Rembrandt lighting]]
* FairyGodmother: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_godmother]][=*=]
* FakeShemp: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_Shemp]][=*=]
* FakingTheDead: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faked_death Faked death]]
* FalseDichotomy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_dilemma False dilemma]]
* FalseFlagOperation: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag False flag]]
* {{Fanservice}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanservice]][=*=]
* FanCommunityNicknames: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_(fan)#Fan_bases_of_stans Stan (fan), section Fan bases of stans]]
* FanTranslation: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_translation_of_video_games Fan translation of video games]]
* FartsOnFire: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart_lighting Fart lighting]]
* FatSuit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatsuit Fatsuit]]
* FemmeFatale [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme_fatale]][=*=]
* FictionalPoliticalParty: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_political_parties List of Fictional Political Parties]]
* FieldPromotion: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brevet_%28military%29 Brevet (military)]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_promotion Battlefield promotion]]
* FinaglesLaw: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finagles_law]][=*=]
* FinalGirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_girl]][=*=]
* FiringInTheAirALot: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebratory_gunfire Celebratory gunfire]]
* FisherKing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_%28mythology%29 Wasteland (mythology)]]
* FiveFingerFillet: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_game Knife game]]
* FlippingTheBird: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_finger The finger]]
* FloatingContinent: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_island_%28fiction%29 Floating island (fiction)]]
* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[http://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]]
* ForceFeeding: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force-feeding]][=*=]
* ForensicAccounting: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_accounting]][=*=]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreshadowing]][=*=]
* {{Forgiveness}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgiveness]] [=*=]
* FourIsDeath: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia Tetraphobia]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_temperaments Four temperaments]]
* FreakyFridayFlip: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_swap Body swap]]
* {{Freemium}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemium]][=*=]
* FreePrizeAtTheBottom: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cereal_box_prize Cereal box prize]]
* FreudianSlip: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip]][=*=]
* FridayNightDeathSlot: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_night_death_slot]][=*=]
* FrivolousLawsuit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frivolous_litigation Frivolous litigation]]
* FunWithAcronyms: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backronym Backronym]]
* TheGadfly: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_gadfly Social gadfly]]
* GallowsHumor: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslamp_fantasy]][=*=]
* {{Gaslighting}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting]][=*=]
* {{Geisha}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha]][=*=]
* GentlemanDetective: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_detective]][=*=]
* GentlemanThief: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman_thief]][=*=]
* GetRichQuickScheme: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get-rich-quick_scheme]][=*=]
* TheGhost: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unseen_character Unseen character]]
* {{GIFT}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_disinhibition_effect Online disinhibition effect]]
* GirlGroup: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_group]][=*=]
* GirlNextDoor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_next_door]][=*=]
* GirlyGirl: [[http://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]]
* {{Golem}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem]][=*=]
* GoodAngelBadAngel: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoulder_angel Shoulder angel]]
* GoodCopBadCop: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_cop/bad_cop]][=*=]
* UsefulNotes/GreatAmericanNovel: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_American_Novel]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jealousy Jealousy]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envy Envy]]
* GreekChorus: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_chorus]][=*=]
* TheGreys: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_alien Grey alien]]
* {{Griefer}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griefer]][=*=]
* GroinAttack: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groin_attack]][=*=]
* GunboatDiplomacy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunboat_diplomacy]][=*=]
* {{Hammerspace}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammerspace]][=*=]
* HandWaving: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handwaving]][=*=]
* HangingJudge: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_judge]][=*=]
* HappyEnding: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_ending]][=*=]
* TheHardHat: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_hat]][=*=]
* HarshVocals: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_growl Death growl]] (but the intro lists harsh vocals as a variant)
* HazmatSuit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazmat_suit]][=*=]
* HeadlessHorseman: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headless_Horseman]][=*=]
* HeartSymbol: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_%28symbol%29 Heart (symbol)]]
* {{Heaven}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven]][=*=]
* HeavyMetalUmlaut: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_umlaut Metal umlaut]]
* TheHecateSisters: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Goddess_%28Neopaganism%29 Triple Goddess (Neopaganism)]]
* {{Hell}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell]][=*=]
* {{Hellhound}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellhound]][=*=]
* HereThereBeDragons: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Here_be_dragons Here be dragons]]
* TheHero: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero]][=*=]
* TheHerosJourney: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth]][=*=]
* HillbillyHorrors: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hixploitation Hixploitation]]
* HimeCut: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hime_cut]][=*=]
* {{Hipster}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipster_%28contemporary_subculture%29]][=*=]
* HitlerAteSugar: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reductio_ad_Hitlerum Reductio ad Hitlerum]]
* {{Hobbits}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbit]][=*=]
* HomeFieldAdvantage: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_advantage Home advantage]]
* HonestAxe: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Honest_Woodman The Honest Woodman]]
* HoneyTrap: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeypots_in_espionage_fiction Honeypots in espionage fiction]]
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay-at-home_dad Stay-at-home-dad]]
* HousePseudonym: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen_name#Collective_names Collective names]]
* HouseWife: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housewife]][=*=]
* {{Hoverboard}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoverboard]][=*=]
* IdiotPlot: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiot_plot]][=*=]
* IdleAnimation: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idle_animations]][=*=]
* ImAHumanitarian: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism_in_popular_culture Cannibalism in popular culture]]
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_Evil_Marksmanship Principle of Evil Marksmanship]] (also covers MookChivalry and ConservationOfNinjutsu)
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impersonating_an_officer]][=*=]
* IndianSummer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Summer]][=*=]
* TheIngenue: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingenue_%28stock_character%29]][=*=]
* InherentlyFunnyWords: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inherently_funny_word]][=*=]
* InMediasRes: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_medias_res]][=*=]
* {{Irony}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irony]][=*=]
* IsometricProjection: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometric_projection]][=*=]
* ItCantBeHelped: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikata_ga_nai Shikata ga nai]]
* IWantSong: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22I_Want%22_song]][=*=]
* TheJerseyDevil: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil]][=*=]
* JesusTheEarlyYears: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_years_of_Jesus Lost years of Jesus]]
* JewishMother: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_mother_stereotype Jewish mother stereotype]]
* {{Josei}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josei_manga Josei manga]]
* JumpingTheShark: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumping_the_shark]][=*=]
* JunglePrincess: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_girl_%28stock_character%29 Jungle Girl (stock character)]]
* JustFollowingOrders: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superior_orders Superior orders]]
* {{Kaiju}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju]][=*=]
* KangarooCourt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo_court]][=*=]
* KansasCityShuffle: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_city_shuffle]][=*=]
* {{Kawaisa}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawaii]][=*=]
* {{Kayfabe}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayfabe]][=*=]
* KillTheGod: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deicide Deicide]]
* KingInTheMountain: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_in_the_mountain]][=*=]
* KirbyDots: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirby_krackle Kirby krackle]]
* {{Kitsune}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitsune]][=*=]
* KnightErrant: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight-errant]][=*=]
* KonamiCode: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami_Code]][=*=]
* LegallyDead: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declared_death_in_absentia Declared death in absentia]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leitmotif]][=*=]
* {{Leprechaun}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprechaun]][=*=]
* LeonineContract: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconscionability Unconscionability]]
* LiminalBeing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liminal_being]][=*=]
* LipstickLesbian: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipstick_lesbian]][=*=]
* LiteCreme: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensational_spelling Sensational spelling]]
* LittleGreenMen: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_green_men]][=*=]
* LooseLips: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_lips_sink_ships Loose lips sink ships]] as well as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_is_in_the_real_world Wikipedia is in the real world]]
* LoudnessWar: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudness_war]][=*=]
* LovableRogue: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovable_rogue]][=*=]
* LoveAtFirstSight: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_at_first_sight]][=*=]
* LoveTriangle: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_triangle]][=*=]
* LovecraftCountry [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovecraft_Country]][=*=]
* Administrivia/LumperVsSplitter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumpers_and_splitters Lumpers and splitters]]
* MacGuffin: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin]][=*=]
* MadonnaWhoreComplex: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna%E2%80%93whore_complex]][=*=]
* MadScientist: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_scientist]][=*=]
* Magic8Ball: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_8-Ball]][=*=]
* MagicCarpet: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_carpet]][=*=]
* MagicalGirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_girl]][=*=]
* MagicalGirlfriend: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_girlfriend]][=*=]
* MagicalNegro: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_negro]][=*=]
* MagicalSeventhSon: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_son_of_a_seventh_son Seventh son of a seventh son]]
* MagnumOpus: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnum_opus]][=*=]
* {{Mammy}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammy_archetype Mammy archetype]]
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_Pixie_Dream_Girl]][=*=]
* ManyQuestionsFallacy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loaded_question Loaded question]]
* MarySue: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue]][=*=]
* MatrixRainingCode: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrix_digital_rain Matrix digital rain]]
* MeaningfulName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptronym Aptronym]]
* MeetCute: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_cute]][=*=]
* {{Meganekko}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meganekko]][=*=] as well as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasses_fetishism Glasses Fetishism]]
* {{Meme}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme]][=*=]
* MermaidProblem: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid_biology Mermaid biology]]
* MessianicArchetype: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_figure Christ Figure]]
* MetalScream: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screaming_(music) Screaming (music)]]
* MexicanStandoff: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_standoff]][=*=]
* {{Microtransactions}}: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alazon Alazon]]
* MinMaxing: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min-maxing]][=*=]
* MirandaRights: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_warning Miranda warning]]
* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_white_woman_syndrome]][=*=]
* TheMistress: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistress_%28lover%29]][=*=]
* TheMockbuster: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockbuster]][=*=]
* {{Moe}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_(slang)]][=*=]
* MoeAnthropomorphism: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_anthropomorphism]][=*=]
* MoonwalkDance: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonwalk_%28dance%29]] [=*=]
* {{Mondegreen}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondegreen]][=*=]
* MoneyToBurn: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_burning Money burning]][=*=]
* MonkeysOnATypewriter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem Infinite monkey theorem]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem_in_popular_culture Infinite monkey theorem in popular culture]]
* MonsterClown: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_clown Evil clown]]
* MonsterFangirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybristophilia Hybristophilia]]
* {{Montages}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montage_(filmmaking) Montage (filmmaking)]]
* MortonsFork: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton%27s_fork]][=*=]
* MostTropersAreYoungNerds: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Systemic_bias Wikipedia:Systemic bias]], much more of a problem there than here
* MrsClaus: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Claus]][=*=]
* {{Mummy}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummy]][=*=]
* MunchausenSyndrome: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_syndrome]][=*=]
* {{Munchkin}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munchkin_%28role-playing_games%29]][=*=]
* TheMutiny: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutiny]][=*=]
* NailsOnABlackboard: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalkboard_scraping Chalkboard scraping]]
* {{Narm}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathos Bathos]], the formal academic term.
* NatureVersusNurture: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_versus_nurture]][=*=]
* NaziHunter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_hunter]][=*=]
* {{Necromancer}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancy Necromancy]]
* NetworkDecay: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_drift Channel drift]]
* {{Nerd}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerd]][=*=]
* {{Newspeak}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak]][=*=]
* NiceJewishBoy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice_Jewish_boy]][=*=]
* NixonMask: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon_mask Richard Nixon mask]]
* NoBisexuals: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexual_erasure Bisexual erasure]]
* NobleSavage [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noble_savage]][=*=]
* NocturnalEmission: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturnal_emission]][=*=]
* NoseArt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose_art]][=*=]
* NostalgiaFilter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosy_retrospection Rosy retrospection]]
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Succ%C3%A8s_de_scandale Succès de scandale]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_friendship Romantic friendship]]
* NoTrueScotsman: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman]][=*=]
* NouveauRiche: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouveau_riche]][=*=], see also [[http://en.wdikipedia.org/wiki/Parvenu Parvenu]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feigned_madness Feigned madness]]
* TheObiWan: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wise_old_man Wise Old Man]]
* OccidentalOtaku: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanophile Japanophile]]
* OccultDetective: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occult_detective_fiction Occult detective fiction]]
* OldMaid: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinster Spinster]]
* OldMaster: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode List of television series canceled after one episode]]
* OneHitWonder: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-hit_wonder]][=*=]
* TheOner: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_take Long take]]
* OpinionMyopia: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_consensus_effect False consensus effect]]
* OppositeDay: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opposite_Day]][=*=]
* OrganTheft: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_theft]][=*=]
* OscarBait: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_bait]][=*=]
* {{Otaku}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otaku]][=*=]
* OtakuOClock: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_night_anime Late night anime]]
* OuijaBoard: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouija Ouija]]
* {{Ouroboros}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ouroboros]][=*=]
* {{Outlaw}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw]][=*=], see also [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardon]][=*=]
* LeParkour: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour Parkour]]
* ParodyCommercial: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parody_advertisement Parody advertisement]]
* PatchworkStory: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix-up Fix-up]]
* PatronSaint: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patron_saint]]
* PatterSong: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patter_song]][=*=]
* PeerlessLoveInterest: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percussive_maintenance]][=*=]
* PerpWalk: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perp_walk]][[=*=]]
* PersonalityBloodTypes: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_types_in_Japanese_culture Blood types in Japanese culture]]
* ThePeterPrinciple: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle]][=*=]
* ThePhoenix: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology) Phoenix (mythology)]]
* PhotographicMemory: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidetic_memory Eidetic memory]]
* PinkElephants: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seeing_pink_elephants Seeing pink elephants]]
* PirateBooty: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buried_treasure Buried treasure]]
* PlanarShockwave: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_effect Praxis effect]]
* PlatonicCave: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_Cave Plato's Allegory of the Cave]]
* PlotDevice: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_device]][=*=]
* PlotHole: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_hole]][=*=]
* PlotTwist: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_twist]][=*=]
* PoesLaw: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poes_law]][=*=]
* PointOfDivergence: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_of_divergence]][=*=]
* PonyExpressRider: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_Express Pony Express]]
* PortableHole: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_hole]][=*=]
* {{Portmanteau}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portmanteau]][=*=]
* {{Pothole}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:PIPE Piped links]]
* PoweredArmor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_exoskeleton Powered exoskeleton]]
* {{Prelap}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelap]][=*=]
* PresidentForLife: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_for_Life]][=*=]
* PrinceCharming: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Charming]][=*=]
* {{Pride}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride]][=*=]
* PrisonShip: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_ship]][=*=]
* ProductPlacement: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_placement]][=*=]
* TheProtagonist: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protagonist]][=*=]
* ProtestSong: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protest_song]][=*=]
* {{Psychopomp}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopomp]][=*=]
* PublicExecution: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_execution]][=*=]
* {{Pun}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pun]][=*=]
* PurpleProse: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_prose]][=*=]
* PyramidPower: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid_power]][=*=]
* PyrrhicVictory: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhic_victory]][=*=]
* TheQuisling: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quisling]][=*=]
* QuoteMine: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallacy_of_quoting_out_of_context Fallacy of quoting out of context]]
* RagsToRiches: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rags_to_riches]][=*=]
* RayGun: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raygun]][=*=]
* RaygunGothic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raygun_Gothic]][=*=]
* RealityRetcon: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_history Secret history]]
* ReallyGetsAround: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slut Slut]]
* RealTime: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_time_%28media%29]][=*=]
* RedHerring: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_herring]][=*=]
* {{Redshirt}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirt_%28character%29]][=*=]
* RedStringOfFate: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_string_of_fate]][=*=]
* {{Retcon}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroactive_continuity Retroactive continuity]]
* {{Retronym}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retronym]][=*=]
* {{Revenge}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge]] [=*=]
* RingOfPower: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_ring Magic ring]]
* {{Robinsonade}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinsonade]][=*=]
* RomanAClef: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_à_clef]][=*=]
* RuleOfThree: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_three_(writing)]][=*=]
* RulesLawyer: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_lawyer]][=*=]
* RunningGag: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_gag]][=*=]
* {{Ruritania}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruritania]][=*=], also [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruritanian_romance Ruritanian romance]] for the related genre
* SacredCow: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_cow_%28idiom%29]][=*=]
* 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)]][=*=]
* SantaClaus: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus]][=*=]
* {{Satan}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan]][=*=]
* SawAWomanInHalf: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawing_a_woman_in_half]][=*=]
* {{Scandalgate}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scandals_with_%22-gate%22_suffix List of scandals with "-gate" suffix]]
* ScareQuotes: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes]][=*=]
* {{Scatting}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scatting Scatting]][=*=] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-lexical_vocables_in_music Non-lexible vocables in music]]
* SchrodingersCat: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_Problem]][=*=]
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_anticommons Tragedy of the anticommons]]
* SdrawkcabName: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananym Ananym]]
* SeaMonster: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Monster]][=*=]
* SecretIdentity: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_identity]][=*=]
* SecurityBlanket: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comfort_object Comfort object]]
* {{Seinen}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seinen_manga Seinen manga]]
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-fulfilling_prophecy]][=*=]
* SelfImmolation: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-immolation]][=*=]
* SevenDirtyWords: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_dirty_words]][=*=]
* {{Sexposition}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexposition]][=*=]
* SexSells: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_in_advertising Sex in advertising]]
* ShaggyDogStory: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaggy_Dog_Story]][=*=]
* SharkTunnel: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shark_tunnel]][=*=]
* {{Shinigami}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_god_(Japan) Death god (Japan)]]
* {{Shipping}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_%28fandom%29]][=*=]
* {{Shojo}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dnen_manga Shojo manga]]
* {{Shonen}}: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dnen Shonen manga]]
* ShootTheMessenger: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_the_messenger Shooting the Messenger]]
* ShoutOut: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allusion Allusion]]
* TheShowMustGoOn: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_show_must_go_on]][=*=]
* ShowWithinAShow: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Story_within_a_story Story within a story]]
* {{Sidekick}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidekick]][=*=]
* SiegeEngines: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_engine]][=*=]
* SignatureSong: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signature_song]][=*=]
* SituationalSexuality: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situational_sexual_behavior Situational sexual behavior]]
* SkinWalker: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin-walker]][=*=]
* SleeperHit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleeper_hit]][=*=]
* SmashCut: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_cut]][=*=]
* SnakePit: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_pit]][=*=]
* SnipeHunt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe_hunt]][=*=]
* SnowballFight: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_fight]][=*=]
* {{Snowclone}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowclone]][=*=]
* SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: [[http://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: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)]][=*=]
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_glass Burning glass]]
* SouthernBelle: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_belle]][=*=]
* SpaceMarine: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_marine]][=*=]
* SpacePirates: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_pirate]][=*=]
* SpaceshipSlingshotStunt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_assist Gravity assist]]
* SpearCarrier: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear_carrier]][=*=]
* SpeechBubbles: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_balloon Speech balloon]], whose forerunner was the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_scroll speech scroll]]
* SpeechImpediment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_disorder Speech disorder]]
* SpinningPaper: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinning_newspaper Spinning newspaper]]
* SpinoffBabies: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_younger_and_junior_versions_of_cartoon_characters List of younger and junior versions of cartoon characters]]
* SpiritualSuccessor: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_successor]][=*=]
* SplitScreen: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_screen_%28filmmaking%29]]
* SpontaneousHumanCombustion: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_combustion]][=*=]
* StableTimeLoop: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predestination_paradox Predestination paradox]]
* StarcrossedLovers: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star-crossed Star-crossed]]
* StinkBomb: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stink_bomb]][=*=]
* StockCharacter: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stock_character]][=*=]
* TheStinger: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-credits_scene Post-credits scene]]
* StraightGay: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight-acting Straight-acting]]
* StreisandEffect: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect]][=*=]
* StrictlyFormula: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_fiction Formula fiction]]
* StuntCasting: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stunt_casting]][=*=]
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_rhyme Mind rhyme]]
* SuddenDeath: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_death_(sport)]][=*=]
* SunkCostFallacy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escalation_of_commitment Escalation of commitment]]
* {{Supercouple}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercouple]][=*=]
* {{Superhero}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero]][=*=]
* {{Supervillain}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervillain]][=*=]
* SynchroVox: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncro-Vox]][=*=]
* SweaterGirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_girl]][=*=]
* SweepsWeekLesbianKiss: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_kiss_episode Lesbian kiss episode]]
* SwitchedAtBirth: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babies_switched_at_birth Babies switched at birth]]
* TakenForGranite: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrifaction_in_mythology_and_fiction Petrifaction in mythology and fiction]]
* TakeOverTheWorld: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_domination World domination]]
* TallPoppySyndrome: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_Poppy_Syndrome]][=*=]
* TastesLikeChicken: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tastes_like_chicken]][=*=]
* TheTeaser: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_open]][=*=]
* {{Tengu}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengu]][=*=]
* TestosteronePoisoning: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Testosterone_poisoning]][=*=]
* TheTetrisEffect: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetris_effect]][=*=]
* ThemeTune: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theme_music Theme music]]
* TheTheocracy: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theocracy]][=*=]
* TheseusShipParadox: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus Ship of Theseus]]
* ThirdPersonPerson: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illeism Illeism]]
* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_persons_fictitious_disclaimer All persons fictitious disclaimer]]
* ThoughtAversionFailure: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironic_process_theory Ironic process theory]]
* TickleTorture: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_torture]][=*=]
* TidallyLockedPlanet: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidal_locking Tidal locking]]
* TinCanTelephone: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_can_telephone]][=*=]
* TitleDrop: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titular_line Titular line]]
* TitleSequence: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_sequence]][=*=]
* ToiletHumour: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_humour]][=*=]
* {{Tomboy}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomboy]][=*=]
* {{Tontine}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontine]][=*=]
* TheTourney: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournament_%28medieval%29 Tournament (medieval)]]
* ToonPhysics: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartoon_physics Cartoon physics]]
* TranslationConvention: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Translation_convention]][=*=]
* {{Trope}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trope]][=*=]
* TrophyWife: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trophy_wife]][=*=]
* TrueMeaningOfChristmas: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_meaning_of_Christmas]][=*=]
* {{Tsundere}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsundere]][=*=]
* {{Tuckerization}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuckerization]][=*=]
* {{Tulpa}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulpa]][=*=]
* TurtleIsland: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspidochelone Aspidochelone]]
* TwentyFifthAmendment: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-fifth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution]]
* TyrannosaurusRex: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrannosaurus Tyrannosaurus]]
* UncannyValley: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley]][=*=]
* UncommonTime: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_works_in_unusual_time_signatures List of musical works in unusual time signatures]]
* TheUndead: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undead Undead]]
* {{Unicorn}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn]][=*=]
* {{Unobtainium}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium]][=*=]
* UnreliableNarrator: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreliable_narrator]][=*=]
* UpThroughTheRanks: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang_%28military_officer%29 Mustang (military officer)]]
* UpToEleven: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_to_eleven]]
* {{Utopia}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia]][=*=]
* VaginaDentata: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagina_dentata]][=*=]
* ValleyGirl: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_girl]][=*=]
* {{Valkyries}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie]][=*=]
* {{Vaporware}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaporware]][=*=]
* VariableMix: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_music Dynamic music]]
* VerySpecialEpisode: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_special_episode]][=*=]
* VideoPhone: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videophone]][=*=]
* {{Villain}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villain]][=*=]
* VisualPun: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_pun]][=*=]
* WalkAndTalk: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_and_talk]][=*=]
* WalkThisWay: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walk_this_way_%28humor%29]][=*=]
* WardrobeMalfunction: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardrobe_malfunction]][=*=]
* TheWarOnStraw: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man Straw man]]
* {{Wendigo}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo]][=*=]
* WeirdWest: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_west]][=*=]
* WetSariScene: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_sari_scene]][=*=]
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Disney/{{Bambi}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi_effect effect]]
* WhenThePlanetsAlign: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syzygy_(astronomy) Syzygy (astronomy)]]
* WhiteStallion: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_horse_%28mythology%29 White horse (mythology)]]
* WhoWillBellTheCat: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belling_the_cat Belling the cat]]
* {{Wick}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:What_links_here What links here]]
* TheWildHunt: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Hunt]][=*=]
* WilliamTelling: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_an_apple_off_one%27s_child%27s_head Shooting an apple off one's child's head]]
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_of_disbelief Suspension of disbelief]]
* WordSchmord: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shm-reduplication Shm-reduplication]]
* WorldBuilding: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldbuilding]][=*=]
* TheWormThatWalks: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_%28biology%29 Colony (biology)]]
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolorous_Stroke Dolorous Stroke]]
* WritersBlock: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writer%27s_Block]][=*=]
* YamatoNadeshiko: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_Nadeshiko]][=*=]
* YellowPeril: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_Peril]][=*=]
* {{Youkai}}: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y%C5%8Dkai]][=*=]
* YourMom: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_insult Maternal insult]]
* YoungestChildWins: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youngest_son Youngest son]]
* ZeroGSpot: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_in_space Sex in space]]
* ZettaiRyouiki: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettai_ry%C5%8Diki]][=*=]

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