'''Basic Trope:''' Too many (i.e. two or more) colons in a title.
* '''Straight''': ''Bob The Strong: The Third Part: The Final Battle''.
* '''Exaggerated''': ''Star Empire: Bob The Strong: The Third Part: The Final Battle: Bob Vs. The Emperor: The Ultimate Showdown: The Great War''.
* '''Downplayed''': ''Star Empire: Bob The Strong--The Third Part, The Final Battle''
* '''Justified''': All of these are events that happen in the movie.
* '''Inverted''': ''Bob The Strong The Third Part The Final Battle''.
* '''Subverted''': Before the release of the movie, the creator changes the title.
* '''Double Subverted''': But after some time, he realizes he liked the original title, and changes it back.
* '''Parodied''':
** ''[[WordSaladTitle Super Happy Fun Land: Gumball Shoes: Monitor Deodorant: Too Many Colons]]''
** ''Bob The Strong Colon The Third Part Colon The Final Battle''
** ''Bob: The: Strong: The: Third: Part: The: Final: Battle:''
** The title consists of colons '''only'''. It's called '':::::::::::::::::::::::::::::''.
** Bob suddenly clutches his colon in pain, saying "OW!!! WHY, TITLE, WHY?!" It turns out that the title is the true BigBad.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The creator changes the title back and forth between the title without colons and the original title.
* '''Averted''': ''Bob the Strong''.
* '''Enforced''': The creator wanted to mention all the events that happen in the movie.
* '''Lampshaded''': Hey, [[BreakingTheFourthWall don't you think our title has too many colons?]]
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dr. Bludlord von Hell]] uses the title to give Bob and his sidekick Alex ''literal'' cancer.
* '''Defied''': Bob breaks the fourth wall to change the title to just "Bob The Strong Three".
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "Why do some movie titles have so many colons? One colon is more than enough."
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%% Optional items, added after Conversed, at your discretion:
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