This is simply what you think is the (not some of the, '''''the''''') best example of any trope (an objective trope, not subjective, since this already is subjective). The "Crowning Example" if you will.

There could be several reasons you think an example is the best.
* You think it's the best in terms of illustrating the trope.
* You think it's the most well done.
* It's your favorite play in that trope.
* You just really like the source material.

Oh, several things before you list examples:
* Each troper gets one example per trope, no more.
* Don't go "no, this is," or phrases like that. This is about our own personal favorites.
* '''Sign your entries.'''
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!!Please list tropes alphabetically.

* DamselInDistress
** [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Princess Peach]]. Full stop. ~ Thespian101
** Zelda comes pretty close.~@/MHMhasf1998
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
** [[spoiler:Veidt]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Etna]]. When confronted by the [[PsychoRangers Prism Rangers]], her response is to shoot them down as they transform.
** Infermon/Diaboromon in the Anime/DigimonAdventure movies. Attacking during the evolution sequence, it ''must'' be some kind of genius. ~ @/{{Carla}}
** Tarquin from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' exploits the underlying system of the Heroic Tale with brilliant ruthlessness. Xykon also knows a fair bit about the conventions for supervillains, but he doesn't exploit them quite as much.
*** Seconded. ~ Seiryu
** [[Film/TheDarkKnight The Joker]]. The only thing that stopped him from achieving total victory was [[spoiler: the people in the boats standing up to him and refusing to play his mind games, even if it meant getting killed in the process.]] ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula]]. ~ Calatoria
** Almost any important character in ''Literature/Discworld'' could qualify, if only because basic Genre Saviness is equivalent to knowing gravity exists on it. [[MagnificentBastard Havelock Vetinari]] definitely counts.~ @/{{Ionz}}
* DateRapeAverted
** [[Fanfic/NobodyDies NGE Nobody Dies]] That is all ~ Anthurak
--> '''Gendo Ikari''': "The lady you have drugged is the daughter of one of my scientists. Allow me to introduce you to her security detail."
** [[Series/{{Heroes}} Don't try to date rape Noah Bennet's daughter.]] [[PapaWolf Just don't.]] -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** [[spoiler: Joyce]] from ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', showing that even if it's averted, it can ''still'' leave a lasting mark. ~ @/{{King of the Mime Swing}}
* DarkActionGirl
** [[{{Wet}} Rubi Malone]]. ~ Firestorm
** [[Manga/BlackLagoon Revy]]. ~ Spacegrass, @/TwoGunAngel
** [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Shego]]. ~ @/{{deeman45}}, @/{{Julep}}, Wasserplane
** [[Comicbook/XMen Mystique]]. ~ @/{{Carla}}, [=TheWildwest666=]
** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Granny Weatherwax]] ~ Urquhart
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Princess Azula]]. ~ @/NewKidOnTheBlock
** [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles Selvaria]]. ~ [=SomeRandomTroperDude=]
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith Lehane]] -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** [[Film/ManOfSteel Faora]]. [[TheBaroness Holy]] [[ColonelBadass shit]], [[LightningBruiser Faora]]. -- @/{{Infection}}
* DarkAndTroubledPast
** Vash the Stampede in ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' ~[=SpaceInvader42359=]

* DarkIsNotEvil
** ShadowHearts. It's ''all over'' this game. Yuri, main hero of the first two games, is a Type 2 AntiHero who sometimes becomes simply TheHero, and who has no evil tendencies but a habit towards perversion. He's Darkness elemental. Lucia, a heroine of the second game, is a gorgeous Italian bellydancing fortune teller whose personality is, in essence, a combination of a [[DumbBlonde Dumb Brunette]] with a morbid sense of humor. She's Darkness elemental. Shania, main heroine of the third game, is a Type 2 AntiHero who sometimes becomes simply the Hero, and who has no evil tendencies beyond a habit towards anger. She's Darkness elemental. In the second game, you find a map that lets you control demons- who grant you spells and serve as staunch allies. In ''all three'' games, you can fuse at least one character with a demon or spirit that can use Dark Magic... and you use this power to beat up bad guys. In addition, [[spoiler: the main villain of the first game, who is Darkness elemental, is revealed to have been trying to stop an even ''worse'' evil, and that he became a WellIntentionedExtremist and lost his way. He's not only sorry for what he's done, but dedicates himself to helping the party that ''killed him'' after his death.]]The sheer number of heroic examples of this trope is overwhelming.
** The dark gods like Osiris and Anubis in EgyptianMythology. ~ @/{{Surenity}}
** The goddamn Batman. ~ [=ZiggyZag=]
** TheUndertaker, unless he's {{heel}} ~ @/{{Nirao 01}}
** The ending of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''. [[spoiler: the only way the Light Warriors can beat the resident EldritchAbomination is with the help of their counterparts, the very nice Dark Warriors.]]
** [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Raven]]. --ncfan
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess The Twili.]] ~ Saphruikan
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Lulu.]] [[FetishFuel Dark is yummy.]] -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** ''TheDevilsBackbone'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs Hayate Yagami]]: She is The Queen of the Night Sky and the [[ArtifactOfDoom Book of Darkness']] master, and yet she is among the nicest, most {{moe}} characters in the series. ~ aNinjaWithAIDS
* DarkerAndEdgier
** Speedball ~[[@/TheLaughingFan Fan]]
** ''ReBoot'' Season 3. ~ @/{{Cameoflage}}
** ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ~ @/DeVos
** UltimateMarvel ~@/{{Storm}}
** Creator/DanielCraig's tenure as Film/JamesBond. ~@/{{Pikawil}}, @/ManWithoutABody
** EpicMickey. And this is completely apparent simply from the concept art and talk about how gameplay will work. - @/AinuLaire
*** Now that it's on store shelves, what do you think?
** The 2003 rebooted ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. ~ @/VoodooChild
*** It's not your average Book of Mormon in Space anymore ~ Urquhart
*** Thirded in two ways. First for being so dark compared to the original.[[note]]The first divulged into camp A LOT. The re-imagining was so dark that Sci-Fi often had the writers tone it down.[[/note]] Second for being such [[SoCoolItsAwesome an excellent execution of the trope.]] ~ Babyhenchy1
** ThereWillBeBrawl, for making VideoGame/{{Kirby}} the most terrifying character in the series. ~ Froody 42
*** Seconded, I mean seriously there is ONLY ONE COMPLETELY GOOD CHARACTER IN THE ENTIRE SERIES [[spoiler: AND HE DIES!!!]] ~@/{{Troper49}}
** AmericanMcGeesAlice is DarkerAndEdgier done absolutely ''right.'' The {{Steampunk}} level designs, the twisted (but horribly recognizable) versions of the characters, the "just a dream" atmosphere twisted to nightmares instead of whimsy. It's all given a BackStory that makes perfect sense. Top it off with the drummer for NineInchNails using ''period'' instruments and toys to create a creepy soundtrack.
** [[JakIIRenegade Jak II]]. It wasn't a ''bad'' game, but '''really''', [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Naughty]] [[JakAndDaxter Dog]]? ~ @/{{Dracosummoner}}
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' As stated on the season page: [[note]]Suppose your first ever exposure to the Batman franchise was the campy 60s television show. Then someone mentions to you, "Hey, did you know that they made a film version of this?" and hands you a DVD of The Dark Knight. Yeah, that's kind of like how Power Rangers RPM compares to its Super Sentai source material and the Power Rangers franchise as a whole.[[/note]]~@/{{Zxynoxia}}
** ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' Seasons 5 and ''especially'' 6. -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** The 1989 Keaton/Nicholson ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Remember, the last we'd seen of Batman on any kind of screen, in heavy rotation on {{Nickelodeon}} in the late '80s was the 1966-68 Adam West TV series. -- @/{{Nlpnt}}
** HiganbanaNoSakuYoruNi could end up being the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample if Ryukishi007 succeeds in making it DarkerAndEdgier than his [[VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi previous]] [[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi works]], like he says he's going to. ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
** The AttitudeEra -jprice66
** [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated]] is by ''far'' the darkest thing in the Scooby Doo franchise--even darker than ''Zombie Island'' and THAT is saying something.
* DarkFic
** [[http://de.jihad.net/lib/bull-dotb.txt Day of the]] [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] ~ @/{{Pikawil}}
** ''FanFic/ThirtyHs'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5190928/1/A_Darkened_Mind_Part_One A Darkened Mind]] for ''Series/ICarly''. Includes character deaths, anorexia and horrific domestic abuse among others. @/{{Mack}}
** FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}, ''holy shit,'' ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}''. ~ @/PersonOfNote
*** I'll see your ''Cupcakes'' and raise you one ''Sweet Apple Massacre''. All the torture and murder of ''Cupcakes'', now with added rape!
** ''Dipper Goes to Taco Bell''. 10% normal ''Gravity Falls'' episode, 40% Dipper having sex with himself, 20% Mabel having more sex with Dipper[[spoiler:'s corpse]], and 30% [[spoiler:Dipper and Mabel getting killed and turned into tacos]]. [[SarcasmMode Delicious]]. ~ [=FromtheWordsofBR=]
* DarkMagicalGirl
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa]] - girlonthemoon
** [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Akemi Homura]] - foxmccloud4387
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Lulu.]] -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
* DarkMessiah
** [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]] - Seaside Messenger, @/{{Fishsicles}}
** [[Anime/YuGiOh Dartz]] - @/{{Renita}}
** [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]] - @/LEXicon712
** [[{{Scanners}} Cameron Vale]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** [[Series/{{Carnivale}} Justin Crowe]]. The man is the Antichrist incarnate. ~ @/VoodooChild
** [[{{Berserk}} Griffith]] ~ Spacegrass
** [[{{Dune}} Paul Atreides.]] ~ @/{{deeman45}}, Urquhart
** [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Kane]] ~ [=CounterBlitzkrieg=]
** ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Bow to Leper Messiah!]]'' -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
* DarkReprise
** [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog "Friends On The Other Side" (Reprise)]] -- man, you know you're screwed when even your catchy VillainSong gets turned against you! ~ @/MacPhisto, @/ManWithoutABody
** ElvisCostello's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWt6XxP2biE I Want You]]" -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Somewhere That's Green Reprise]]. It really makes the show. -- @/PDown
* DeadManSwitch
** ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': the regular series' last arc had a portable nuke that would explode if Crichton got too angry, too hungry, too hot, too cold, too ''horny'', or, oh yeah, dead. ~ @/{{Haven}}
** Literature/SnowCrash: [[{{Badass}} Raven's]] personal A-bomb. ~ Zeppelin
** ''Dave'', with Kevin Kline and Kevin Kline ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** At the beginning of ''Citizen Toxie: The ToxicAvenger Part IV'', a terrorist hooks a bomb up to his heart. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Then Toxie kills him in a fit of rage.]] -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
* DeadpanSnarker
** Jerry Seinfeld from ''{{Seinfeld}}.''
** Kyon from ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'' ~@/{{Smokie}}
*** Seconded. ~ @/{{Mapi-chan}}
**** Thirded. ~ @/{{STK}}
***** Fourthed. ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
****** Fifthed. @/FoxxPark
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph]] ~ Rhyme
** Jade Curtiss from ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' ~ @/{{Battypichugirl2}}, @/{{neobowman}}
** [[MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] ~ @/CTrombley, @/ManWithoutABody, [=ZiggyZag=], redhed311 @/KingCrInuYasha, @/DrFurball
** RogerEbert. ~ @/{{Cliche}}
** {{Daria}}, the original. -@/RiL
** [[Series/{{Lost}} Ben Linus]] ~ @/{{Storm}}
** Terry Wogan when he provided commentary for the EurovisionSongContest. ~ [=DaPatman=]
** [[{{Blackadder}} Edmund Blackadder]] ~ @/{{Surenity}}
** [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]]. ~ @/{{Rushi}}
** [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS.]] ~ @/BlankMage
** [[GoldenGirls Dorothy Zbornak]]. ~ [=Excel-2009=]
** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] The only way to keep him from deadpan snarking is apparently to [[spoiler:[[EyeScream freeze the fluid in his eyeballs until they bleed]]]]. ~ @/SquealingSandry
** ...No [[{{Dragaera}} Vlad Taltos]]? * goes off to sulk* ~ @/PhoenixFire
** Oh come on! This is {{Spider-man}}'s whole shtick! - Beta Maxis
*** In fairness, Spider-Man's more of an Extremely Animated Snarker.
*** Seconded- Gzillafan77
** [[TheBelgariad Silk]] would not be pleased if he learned this page had gone on for so long without him. @/{{deeman45}}
** [[{{Friends}} Chandler]] ~ @/{{Carla}}, @/OldManHoOh
** [[TheBartimaeusTrilogy Bartimaeus.]] ~ @/EvCarey
** Dylan Moran ~ Urquhart
** [[KaBlam June]]. ~ @/KaBlamoid4Life
** [[Series/BlakesSeven Kerr]] [[PrecisionFStrike Freakin']] [[MagnificentBastard Avon]], Just check out [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWHLU8fwi80 his highlight reel]] ~Allronix
** [[NeilGaiman Marquis de Carabus]]. @/{{Pastylover2}}
** [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Roy Greenhilt.]] ~ Aranthii
** [[{{Primeval}} Sir James Lester.]] Full stop. ~ Me2
** Paul Merton. That is all. ~ kyokutonomajo
** ZooeyDeschanel -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Noah]]. ~ @/GingerSnaps
** Creator/AlfredHitchcock. ~ @/{{Gfrequency}}
** FrankZappa, who else can shotgun jokes with so much contempt ~ ereg
** I'm very surprised the cast of {{Garfield}} isn't on here. -- @/{{Voyd211}}
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri Lowell]] ~ aNinjaWithAIDS
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Garak]] ~ Wyldchyld
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward]]. ~ @/{{iansimsjam}}
** [[Film/{{Arthur}} Hobson]] ~ Wyvern76
* DeadPetSketch
** DoctorSteel, in Episode 1 of ''The Dr. Steel Show''. ~ @/JonnyB
** ''WesternAnimation/TheBrakShow''; Brak accidentally kills Thundercles' pet goldfish by feeding him a three ham omelet. -- @/{{Cuchulainn
** ''FreshPrinceOfBelAir''. Six-year old Nicky gets a rabbit named Harry for Easter and leaves it in a box on the couch. Uncle Phil comes in to watch TV, and after an agonizingly long setup in which he *almost* sits on the box...Uncle Phil sits right down on the box and crushes Harry. Made all the funnier by Will freaking out when Phil tells him because he thinks Phil killed a human.
* DeadPersonConversation
** Series/SixFeetUnder. ~ Silence
** Film/{{Troll 2}} ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer ''Conversations with Dead People'']] ~ @/MarvelGirl
** ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''. And not just for its famous quotation on the subject. All of the dead people conversations in the film are flat-out hilarious to no end. ~ [=ZiggyZag=]
** Literature/HarryPotter ~ deathfire123
** Creator/DenisLeary's character on ''RescueMe'' has a ''lot'' of these. -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
* DeadlyDistantFinale
** Series/SixFeetUnder. ~ @/{{Grev}}
* DealWithTheDevil
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler:/人◕‿‿◕人\]] ~ @/{{deeman45}}
*** Seconded, so very much. ~ @/EmbracingShadows
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''-Jalia
* DeathByIrony
** [[spoiler: [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Kira Yoshikage]]]] has the impressive accomplishment of undergoing this twice: [[spoiler:he's killed in the mortal realm by being run over by the ambulance that was sent to ''help him'']], and [[spoiler:in the spirit realm, the "severed hand fetishist" was broken apart and dragged to hell by numerous ''disembodied arms''.]] Poetic, that. ~ @/{{King of the Mime Swing}}
* DeathGlare
** I know everyone is going to read this and go "No, [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Admiral Adama!]]" But still, I nominate Noah of Webcomic/ElGoonishShive, as shown [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2011-01-31 here.]] ~ @/{{Seiryu}}
** On ''MissionHill'' {{Death Glare}}s are accompanied by daggers coming out of the person's eyes. -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
** [[JusticeLeagueUnlimited Batman]] - @/{{Werebunny131}}
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] ~ atrasicarius
** [[Series/HouseOfAnubis Victor Rodenmaar Jr.]] Francis Magee really sells it. ~ @/{{Aspie}}
** [[HowIMetYourMother Lily Aldrin.]] Her death glare makes people ''explode''. -- Astfgl
* DeathIsCheap
** Manga/DragonBall. ~ Mistermister
*** Oh God, ''this.'' ~ @/{{Carla}}
** '''Anime/AngelBeats''' Seriously, this is a series where HeroicSacrifice induced DwindlingParty is used for ''slapsticks'' ~ @/DRoy
*** Seconded. ~ @/EmbracingShadows
** ''TheSimpsons'' -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
-->'''Woman''': Father [=McGrath=]... I thought you were dead.
-->'''Fr. [=McGrath=]''': I was!
** ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat''. [[TheProtagonist Hank]] dies at the end of pretty much every episode, only to revive with a few bandages next time. That's not mentioning Tricky the clown, who dies multiple times in a single episode and is possibly now immortal. ~Ninjat_126
** ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' - They die so often even Satan doesn't understand how they do it. ~ MarvelGirl
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' full stop. ~ ereg
** ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', at least when [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Sissel's]] around. Seriously, how many normal people can claim they have died 5 times ''on the same night'' and laugh about it? ~ @/{{Elbruno}}
* DeathSeeker
** [[spoiler: [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Archer]]]] ~spacemonkey37
* DeathTakesAHoliday
** ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' ~ @/DerangedGenius, @/ManWithoutABody
* DeathTrap
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PbPIPl0Luo This]]. (From WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold.) ~ @/{{Deeman45}}
** {{Saw}} ~ Bubblebath
** The giant clamp from ''[[TheAbominableDrPhibes Dr. Phibes Rises Again]]'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
* DebateAndSwitch
** Literature/TheHungerGames ~ @/{{Dracosummoner}}
* DeconstructorFleet
** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Deconstructing the SuperRobot genre, [[FreudWasRight the human psyche]] and [[MindScrew YOUR BRAIN]], all at once! ~ @/{{Carla}}
** ''AStreetcarNamedDesire'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** VideoGame/MetalGearSolid ~ @/{{Jesska}}
** Literature/{{Discworld}} ~ Urquhart
** The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'': Picking apart [[VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia Mana Trees]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia Chosen Ones]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss Destiny]], and so much more, since the days of the SNES. ~ @/SylviaViridian
*** Seconded. One of the best ways to describe a Tales Of game is to find the trope, or tropes, it deconstructs. ~ silentsnowdrop
** ''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Let's just say that there's a reason that this series (especially during the later seasons) is called "NGE with card games" by many. ~ Lord Zorc
** ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'': Deconstructs the early Western genre. ~ @/AyaReiko
** ''TheWire'' and ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' for the police procedural. ~ [=SonofFalstaff=]
** "Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica": I honestly thought the whole MagicalGirl genre would shatter into pieces by the time the GrandFinale aired. ~ @/{{Encrypted12345}}
** Anime/{{Monster}}. Listing the tropes and concepts deconstructed would take a great deal of time. But they include CompleteMonster, {{Determinator}}, IncorruptiblePurePureness, ActionGirl... ~ {{@/FoxxPark}}
** [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Kreia]]. She mercilessly breaks down each and every one of your preconceptions of the ''StarWars'' universe, particularly regarding the Force, and the BlackAndWhiteMorality of the series in general. ~ @/{{Leilukin}}
** How'd we get this far without ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}? ~ [=StormC=]
** SpecOpsTheLine- Gzillafan77
* DeconReconSwitch
** [[spoiler:Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica]] ~@/{{Encrypted12345}}
*** Seconded. ~ @/WeepingWillow
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' aimed to be this for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise, and succeeded. ~ @/{{Yuihime}}
* DecoyProtagonist
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]].
** [[Film/{{Psycho}} Marion Crane]] ~ Hoffmann, @/ManWithoutABody, , @/{{deeman45}}
** GaReiZero - [=TranquilTempest=]
** ''[[FateExtra Fate/EXTRA]]'' - @/{{Stark1111}}
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Solid Snake.]] -- Astfgl
** [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Eddard Stark]] ~ @/{{King of the Mime Swing}}
* DeepImmersionGaming
** "The Day of Sagittarius" from ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya''. 8-bit SpaceOpera at its finest. "GLORY TO THE COMPUTER CLUB!" ~ @/ScudEast
** ''[[Franchise/DotHack .Hack]]''. Now if only this was reality.... ~ @/{{Draga}}
*** Anime/DotHackSign is the only one that I know of that DIDN'T have this 24/7, but even then, it was only for a few seconds. ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
** ''TheLegendOfNeil'' -- @/{{Cuchulainn}}
* DefeatMeansFriendship
** ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ~ tennessean
*** If you disagree, we will ''befriend'' you! ~ @/MarvelGirl
** ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' ~ @/AyaReiko
** Anime/DragonBallZ anyone? - Beta Maxis
** Robin Hood and Little John; in fact the old Robin Hood stories are full of this. ~ @/{{Vasha}}
*** Robin and Friar Tuck ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** King Arthur and Lancelot's fight in Film/{{Excalibur}}. ~ [=ZiggyZag=]
** Manga/{{Naruto}} ~ @/{{Nirao 01}}
*** Seconded. That Jesus-no-jutsu is ridiculously effective. ~ @/{{Carla}}
*** Thirded. He's even befriended [[spoiler:''[[EldritchAbomination the Kyuubi]].'']] ~ spacemonkey37
** Franchise/{{Pokemon}}. Seriously, the entire franchise ''runs'' on this! ~Stargirl93
** Jeffrey Sinclair and the Minbari in Series/BabylonFive
* DefiantToTheEnd
** "We are not your slaves." from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' ~ erforce
* DefrostingIceQueen
** [[Anime/{{Mai-HiME}} Natsuki Kuga]], especially around Mai and/or Shizuru. She also gets the PersonalityPowers bonus, as her element (not capitalized) is [[AnIcePerson ice]]. ~ @/WillyFourEyes
** [[Series/{{Farscape}} Aeryn Sun.]] ~ @/GrecianGoddess
** Gerd, from NorseMythology ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber.]] ~ @/BlankMage
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Celes Chere]] ~ Seraphem
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Midna.]] ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
* DeliberatelyCuteChild
** ''BreakBlade'' ~ Niko. She's the page image for a reason, folks. ~ @/{{lanky}}
** [[TheElenium Flute/Aphrael]] ~ Seraphem
** Billy, from ''Film/TrickRTreat'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
* DeliberatelyMonochrome
** ''SinCity'' ~ @/MikeArrow, @/{{deeman45}}
** TheManWhoWasntThere: It actually looks like a FilmNoir, too. ~ @/CTrombley
** ''TheElephantMan'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' ~ [=BirdOfHermes=]
** ''Film/DeadMenDontWearPlaid'', the best FilmNoir that's a parody of FilmNoir. ~ @/MarvelGirl
** ''Pleasantville'' ~ Definitely plays this trope for full metaphorical value. ~ zeroharpuia
** Series/TheTwilightZone. ~ [=ZiggyZag=]
* DeliberateValuesDissonance
** ''MadMen'' ~ @/{{Nlpnt}}
* DemonicSpiders
** [[KidIcarus Eggplant Wizards]] ~ [=JasonPaul=]
** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Artificial Chaos]] ~ @/CyberTiger88
** [[GodHand The random demons]], ESPECIALLY the trident ones. ~ @/gunpsycho
** [[NinjaGaiden THOSE FUCKING BIRDS]]. I have lost countless controllers to those bastards. ~ @/HeliumOpera
** The Wizzrobes from VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
** Fucking [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 Banshees]]. Instant death melee attack? Check. FlashStep? Check. Plenty of health? Check. Creepy as hell? Check. ~atrasicarius
** [[OneHitKill Praetorians]], [[BeamSpam Praetorians]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Praetorians]]!!! Quite possibly the only thing in the entire Mass Effect universe worse than Banshees! ~ MetaFalcario
* DemotedToExtra
** [[RealLife Poor Pluto]]... ~ @/{{Carla}}
*** *Sniff* ~ Me2
*** Thirded - @/{{Freiberg}}
*** Fourthed... *sniff* Poor Pluto, indeed. ~ @/{{Troper49}}
** From [[TheHero star character]] in [[Anime/{{Mai-HiME}} your own series]] to BitCharacter in [[Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} the spinoff]]...isn't it sad, Mai? @/WillyFourEyes
** [[Series/{{Degrassi}} Toby Isaacs]] ~ @/{{Nlpnt}}
** And even on this page [[{{Tsukihime}} Yumizika Satsuki]] didn't merit a mention until now. As the former TropeNamer, that really is sad. ~ spacemonkey37
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment
** The following line from Lynn Minmay in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. - @/PhysicalStamina
--> '''Minmay:''' You were always a friend to me, Hikaru... so I always thought of you... as a friend.
* DependingOnTheWriter
** ''{{Glee}}'' Season 1. TeenDrama, parody of teen drama tropes, or quirky set-piece? Tune in and find out! ~ @/{{Nlpnt}}
** WhateleyUniverse. Superhero action? High school hijinx? Superhero deconstruction? LovecraftCountry? Superhero parody? Wacky comedy? The usual answer is 'some of the above' but it depends on which of the dozen canon authors is writing. ~ MarvelGirl
* DepravedDentist
** [[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Orin]]. Seriously, just watch "The Dentist Song" and you'll understand. ~ @/{{Troper49}}
** Szell from ''MarathonMan'' ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
* DepravedDwarf
** WonderWoman foe Dr. Psycho. ~ Tongpu
** [[WildWildWest Dr. Miguelito Loveless]] ~ [=MarvelGirl=]
* DepthPerplexion
** The video game Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which had an isometric perspective, but the gameplay treated it as overhead, so you can be walking on the ground and be blocked by the top of a tower. The trope page's picture shows it in action.
* DespairEventHorizon
** ''Film/GroundhogDay'' ~ Silence, Wasserplane
** The requirement to activating a Behelit in ''{{Berserk}}'' ~ [=TempusKhronios=]
** The ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant, what happens when people reach the DEH is the main theme of the series, with most people falling over and resorting to such desperate tactics as wiping out every living thing in the Land on the off chance it will also kill the BigBad that pushed him over, while the few that can be pushed up to a DEH but refuse to fall into it are the ones that ultimately defeat him. ~ Seraphem
** Season 3 of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' for Judai[[note]]Judai crosses it in Season 3 and spends Season 4 on the other (dark, gloomy) side[[/note]] ~ @/{{Lale}}
** [[Series/{{Firefly}} Malcolm Reynolds]] after the Battle of Serenity Valley. --wrybread
** Episode 10 of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', specifically what Mami Tomoe [[spoiler:from the third timeline]] did and said after she finds out the AwfulTruth. ~ jackedup85
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife
** SuzumiyaHaruhi ~ spacemonkey37
** [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic The Cutie Mark Crusaders]]--Jalia
* DestinationDefenestration
** That one merc in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' ~ @/TeraChimera
* DestructiveSaviour
** The Eight Bit Theater crew. ~ Aranthii
** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] has this ''problem'' with buildings... ~ spacemonkey37
* {{Determinator}}
** Batman. ~ Pumablues
** [[IncrediblyLamePun de]] {{Terminator}}. ~ @/WillyFourEyes
** [[Manga/OnePiece Monkey. D. LUFFY.]]
*** HEAVILY seconded. ~ [=DAN004=]
** [[MagicKnightRayearth Shidou Hikaru]], ten tons of {{Determinator}} in a 40 kilo soaking wet bag. ~ H. Torrance Griffin
** [[{{Firefly}} Captain Malcolm Reynolds]]. ~ @/VoodooChild
** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Samuel Vimes]], Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch. ~ @/{{Kiwikaos}}
** [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Ash Ketchum]], so much so that this troper is convinced that he and Hikaru (above) would make quite a couple! ~ tennessean, @/{{Lale}}
** [[PunchOut Glass Joe.]] You don't get 99 losses by giving up, after all, and he has done many more matches than any other boxer in the game. ~ @/{{Cliche}}
** [[Film/TheNightOfTheHunter Harry Powell. "Don't he never sleep?"]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** ''"[[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} No. Not even in the face of Armageddon. Never compromise.]]"'' ~ Zeppelin
** [[{{Claymore}} Clare]]. ~ @/{{Pheonee}}
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] ~ @/BlankMage
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Rock Lee.]] He stood up despite 2 broken limbs while ''unconscious''. ~Also [=BlankMage=]
*** Manga/{{Naruto}} himself ~ sardns
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon]]~ @/{{neobowman}}
*** To be honest, most all the main heroes from TTGL count. ~ Lord Zorc
*** To be even more honest, damn near '''everybody''' in that series. ~ MetalShadowX
**** I second this one. Because even minor characters and the [[BigBad BIG BAD]] will go to ungodly means to fight for their cause. ~ @/ZettaToad
** [[{{Blame}} Killy]]. - @/MrSchade
*** Seconded like a motherfucker ~ @/{{Dhomochevsky}}.
** The BigBad from VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia, if only because it's an effective ''villainous'' version of this trope. Seriously, the guy ''will not give up.'' ~ @/{{deeman45}}
** Seiya from ''SaintSeiya''. To the point where it becomes ridiculously annoying. ~ @/{{Carla}}
** Every major character in ''HajimeNoIppo''. ~ mrbits
** O-Chul of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' to the point where no description can do him justice.
** The five castaways in ''TheMysteriousIsland''. ~ @/{{Theweirdwarrior}}
** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]. ~ @/CynthiaWakefield
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Azula.]] '''[[ShockAndAwe Perfect]]''' [[PsychoElectro dedication]] ''[[UpToEleven in the middle of her]] VillainousBreakdown.''~@/{{Tambov333}}
** [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]. He suffered for ''50 years'', but never gave up. ~ Kiwi
** [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake.]] [[{{Badass}} The man crawls through a microwave hallway]]...[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome BY HIS FINGERTIPS]] to get the job done. [[BadassGrandpa Did I mention that his body is in the condition of a 70 to 80 year old man at the time?]]
** Vyse of ''VideoGame/SkiesofArcadia'' is a great example, due to always having a 'never give up' attitude, and yet still seeming reasonable. Heck, there's only one point where he has given up all hope, as he has just been captured by TheEmpire, and has been stuck in a cell in the inescapable fortress. He is then called out on this for not acting like himself, by his cellmate, who pulls out a piece of wire and picks the lock. Vyse then immediately goes back into a 'Great! Let's find the others, and blow this Popsicle stand!' attitude.~ Smylar
** [[{{Persona3}} The Nyx Annihilation Team.]] Nothing like facing off against the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Death despite being told that you have no chance of stopping her from destroying the world. Special mention goes to the protagonist, who faces said AnthropomorphicPersonification ''by himself'' and, thanks to ThePowerOfFriendship, shrugs off her 9,999 damage attack like it's nothing. ~ @/{{Aspie}}
** [[LordOfTheRings Samwise Gamgee]]. That is all. --ncfan
** [[Manga/FairyTail Erza Scarlet and everybody else]] ~ [=KantonKage=]
** [[{{Freezing}} Satellizer]] ~ [=KantonKage=]
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]]. Having ''a hand stuck through her chest'' won't stop her from kicking ass. ~spacemonkey37
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Vita]]: Nothing will ever stop her. Her best moment that shows this is from [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS the third season]] where she was destroying a CoolStarship's heavily fortified and thickly shielded engine after [[spoiler: being stabbed through the chest by the same type of MechaMook that nearly killed an 11-year-old Nanoha]]. The following quote sums her up best. ~ aNinjaWithAIDS
--> '''Vita''': "This is what Eisen and I are best at. [[AsYouKnow You know that]]? [[StuffBlowingUp Destroying and smashing]]. The Knight Vita of the Iron Hammer, and the [[DropTheHammer Steel Count Graf Eisen]]. [[BadassBoast There's nothing in this world we can't destroy.]]"
* DerangedAnimation
** [[BamanPiderman I'm Baman! I'm Piderman! I come over da house! We're best fwiends!]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody
*** Seconded. Oh, ''so'' much. ~ Me2
** Can't believe no one's mentioned Creator/BobClampett cartoons yet. ~ @/{{iansimsjam}}
** ''Music/PinkFloyd's TheWall'' ~ @/DerangedGenius
*** Oh yes, BIG TIME. ~ [=HotelCalifornia=]
** The surreal [[MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] short ''Swing You Sinners'' ~ @/{{Surenity}}
** ''TheRenAndStimpyShow'', in both of its' incarnations - @/Nashimi
** Seconded. No wonder John K. hates every modern cartoon. None could beat his in dementedness!
** WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}! WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}! WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}! - @/{{Mezzamine}}
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[Creator/StudioShaft Shaft]], what were you '''thinking'''...?!?!?
** ''Series/WonderShowzen''. full stop ~ Alimus13
** The man known as {{WebAnimation/Cyriak}}. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavUpD_IjVY cows and cows and cows]] is one of his ''tamer'' works. ~ SgtFrog1
* DesignatedHero
** [[Main/SpongebobSquarepants Krabs]] ~ Loekman3
* DesignatedVillain
** {{Satan}} ~ [=AnnonymousTroper=]
** [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Novis Ovum Librarium]]. Because a WellIntentionedExtremist organization who stored a CompleteMonster or two while keeping peace overall is ALWAYS TheEmpire and everyone who joins there must have a degree of scumbag-ness... [[SarcasmMode right??]] ~ @/ChrisX
* DeusAngstMachina
** TheMist. ~ Talryth
** [[TsubasaReservoirChronicle Fai D. Flowright,]] full stop. ~ chibihana
* DeusExMachina
** The [[spoiler:Deus [[TyrannosaurusRex Rex]] Machina]] from the first ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' movie. RuleOfCool doesn't just beat FridgeLogic and lack of foreshadowing here, it roars triumphantly over their corpses. ~ @/TrouserWearingBarbarian, @/{{King of the Mime Swing}}
** The climax of [[SeltzerAndFriedberg Epic Movie]]. EpicFail, more like. ~@/{{Mapi-chan}}
** The ending of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. FULL STOP - @/LEXicon712, Urquhart
** The ending of the PokemonSpecial RS saga. - Roihu
** The ending of Breaking Dawn ~ [=Wasserplane=]
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Chapter 449 of Naruto]]
*** Don't forget [[MemeticMutation THE GREAT SNAKE ESCAPE!]]
** [[ThePiratesOfPenzance "We yield at once, with humbled mien, because, with all our faults, we love our Queen."]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series by Creator/StephenKing, it gets to the point were in the last book he flat out states "DeusExMachina to the rescue" when he writes the hero's out of a trap. ~Seraphem
** The one from the story ''titled'' "Deus Ex Machina" on Series/{{Lost}}. Not just because of the CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, but also because of the brilliant twist revealed a whole season later: [[spoiler: it was a two-edged Deus Ex Machina, and we saw only one end of it the first time around. Locke was saved by being given hope, but he unknowningly also rescued Desmond and ''saved the whole world'' the same way before even knowing of Desmond's existence, and the revelation of this leads to a ''third'' Deus Ex Machina.]] ~ [=ZiggyZag=]
** Everything that leads to Aang achieving Avatar State and defeating Ozai in the finale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. ~ @/{{Carla}}
*** Seconded so, so much. ~ aeroplanejelly
** ''TheStand'' ~ @/DevilsAdvocate
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
** ''Film/DogSoldiers''. As in, you will be disappointed when the werewolves show up because you wanted another twenty minutes with them, does this film pull this trope off. But given how this trope is it never works the rest of the time, is it any surprise? ~ @/{{Gadeel}}
** ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''. To paraphrase [[Podcast/RiffTrax one critic]], fifteen minutes in and the monster's already an hour late. ~ {{@/Geoduck}}
* DevelopmentHell
** VideoGame/DukeNukemForever. ~ @/{{STK}}
*** Second ~ Wasserplane
** The ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' live-action movie. ~ @/{{Carla}}
** MissPettigrewLivesForADay. Book written in 1938. Movie rights sold in 1939. Movie made in ''2008''.
** WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler ~ @/{{Nire}}
** How is [[ASongOfIceAndFire A Dance with Dragons]] not on here? ~ atrasicarius
** ''[[Music/TheBeachBoys [=SMiLE=]]]''. ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
** [[Creator/ValveSoftware Valve]] ~ @/WaxingName
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Hey Squidward, I bet old man]] [[Music/{{Necrophagist}} SuiÁmez]] will put out a new album any day now. Nyeah Squidward, Nyeah Squidward, Nyeah Squidward, Nyeah Squidward. -- Creekery
* DevilInPlainSight
** [[AmericanPsycho Patrick Bateman]] - [=ZiggyZag=]
** [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Master Xehanort]] - @/tropenoob
* TheDevilIsALoser
** [[JimmyTwoShoes Lucius Heinous VII]]-@/MichaelJJ.
** Satan from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything
** ''NetHack''. ~@/{{Geoduck}}, @/WillyFourEyes, @/DevilsAdvocate
** ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. ~@/{{Theogrin}}, @/PhoenixFire, @/{{Stealthyboy
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and Kairi's panties ~ @/LEXicon712
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. SequenceBreaking? The character you got out-of-order has lines in the cutscenes. [[UnwinnableByMistake Forgot or misplaced]] the MacGuffin? [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hilarious cutscene mocking your ineptitude and fixing the situation so you can continue]]. Answer "no" to [[ButThouMust every question]]? The CoolOldGuy gets ticked off and [[BreakingTheFourthWall asks if this is all just a game to you]]... ~@/{{Yuihime}}
** ''{{Scribblenauts}}'' ~@/{{Blazichu}}
--> "The only limit is your imagination... and your twisted sense of humor."
* DiabolicalMastermind
** TheKingpin. Especially the version of him from SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries. ~ @/{{Infection}}
* DiabolusExMachina
** ''Anime/CodeGeass'' episode 22. ~ @/ShayGuy
*** ''Oh god,'' seconded. ~ Xelorei
*** Thirded. ~ @/WeepingWillow
*** I concur. ~ @/EmbracingShadows
** The [[ProfessionalWrestling Montreal]] [[MontrealScrewjob Screwjob]]. ~ @/VoodooChild
** [[spoiler:[[Manga/FairyTail Acnologia]]]]
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu
** [[PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Rachel Elizabeth Dare]]. Blue. ''Hairbrush.'' ~ @/{{Carla}}
** [[JusticeLeagueUnlimited Hawkgirl]] quite literally.
** [[WhateleyUniverse Carmilla to Shub-Niggurath]] even more literally. ~ [=MarvelGirl=]
** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]. It's practically his trademark. ~ spacemonkey37
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu
** ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' chapter 107 and 108/''Brotherhood'' episode 62 and 63. [[spoiler:Ed ''literally'' [[FisticuffsBoss punches out]] the EldritchAbomination BigBad that ''just ate God''.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And then everything exploded]] [[AwesomenessIsVolatile from the sheer awesome.]] ~ @/PhoenixFire
*** Seconded! ~ @/{{Carla}}
*** Thirded! ~ Marlee Cross
*** Fourthed. ~ Saphruikan
*** Fifthed. ~ @/DRoy
** ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann: Lagann-hen'', wherein the BigBad ''[[GoodOldFisticuffs fights back!]]'' ~ [=KOBlitzer=]
** How about VideoGame/GodOfWar? ''Did Kratos just'' '''''slaughtered the entire population of Cthulhus??''''' ~ [=DAN004=], [=TheWildwest666=]
*** Seconded, After [[spoiler:systematically murdering the entire Greek pantheon]], itís hard to dispute. ~ Panic
** This is practically [[AntiMagic Touma's]] specialty in ToAruMajutsuNoIndex. First off he beats a 3000 degree Celsius fire monster, then a RealityWarper, after that follows the strongest Lv 5 esper (who WonTheSuperpowerLottery), and it eventually leads up to [[spoiler: Fiamma of the Right (who at that point [[UpToEleven surpassed]] being a PhysicalGod.]] ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] has made a career out of this. Well, this and [[DestructiveSavior blowing up buildings.]] ~ spacemonkey37
** [[spoiler:[[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu Yoshii]] defeats Ironman]] ~ [=KantonKage=]
** [[Film/TheAvengers Hulk]] could rename this trope to "Did you just grab Cthulluth and tossed him back and forth against the ground like it were a old ragged doll?" ~@/RN452
* DiedStandingUp
** [[spoiler:[[Manga/OnePiece Whitebeard]]]] ~ [=BcdeidIarauno1=]
** [[CelticMythology Cuchulainn]] ~ @/CamrocG
** Branwell Bronte, the talented but dissolute brother of the Bronte sisters, supposedly pulled this off in real life. Dying of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-one, he had himself propped up against a mantelpiece just to prove that it could be done.
** [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Ganondorf]] pulls this off ''twice''. -- Astfgl
* DirtyCoward
** [[MillersCrossing Bernie Bernbaum]] ~ @/TrouserWearingBarbarian
** [[Series/RedDwarf Arnold Judas Rimmer]] ~ @/{{Geoduck}}
** {{Flashman}} ~ @/{{Jordan}}
** [[Literature/HarryPotter Peter Pettigrew]] ~ @/{{Lionheart0}}, @/{{Carla}}, @/TheWildwest666, @/MacPhisto, @/{{Lophotrochozoa}}
** [[{{Redwall}} Druwp the Vole.]] ~ @/{{deeman45}}
** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Rincewind]] ~ Urquhart
** DaffyDuck ~ @/OldManHoOh
** [[VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}} Mumkhar]], a SmugSnake who ran away from a crucial battle ''five minutes after I turned the game on''! ~ [=SeraphimSwordmaster=]
* DirtyOldMan
** [[Manga/DragonBall Muten Roshi]] '''is''' this trope. ~ @/NintendoNate25, Mistermister
** The principal in ToLoveRu
** [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Herbert]]. ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
** [[JerryLawler Jerry "the King" Lawler]] - jprice66
* DirtyOldWoman
** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Nanny Ogg]]. ~ @/PhoenixFire, @/ManWithoutABody, Urquhart
* DisabilitySuperpower
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Toph Bei Fong]] ~ @/{{Carla}}, Wasserplane
*** Seconded ~ aNinjaWithAIDS
*** Thirded ~ XanderJacatipon
** Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} ~blueflame724
* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor
** MarleeMatlin ~ @/{{Nlpnt}}
* DisabledLoveInterest
** The heroines of KatawaShoujo. Not one, not two, but ''five''!
*** Hell, for each of them, the ''protagonist'' counts too. ~ @/{{King of the Mime Swing}}
** [[Manga/InuYasha Sesshomaru]]
* DisappointingLastLevel
** NoMoreHeroes 2. Enough said. ~ @/{{Malkyrian}}
** VideoGame/DeusEx (the first one). Every single level after leaving [[spoiler: Everett]]'s house. ~ Dracosummoner
* DisasterMovie
** TwentyTwelve. [[TemptingFate I don't care what the next person says]], it was a blast. ~ @/KingClark
** The original ''Film/{{Gojira}}''. ~ @/ManWithoutABody
* DiscreditedMeme
** [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} HOENN CONFIRMED!!!!]] ~ @/{{King of the Mime Swing}}
* DisneyPrincess
** Disney/SnowWhite. ~ @/ManWithoutABody
* DisposingOfABody
** [[SpongeBobSquarePants The Health Inspector]] ~@/RedLunchBox
* DisproportionateRetribution
** [[Franchise/AceAttorney Manfred von Karma.]] ~ @/MayaTH
*** Kristoph Gavin. ~@/SylviaViridian
** Four words: [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark "Scott Tenorman Must Die"]] ~redhed311
** [[{{Theatre/Chicago}} "So I said to him, 'You pop that gum one more time...'"]] ~@/CamrocG
* DissonantSerenity
** Johan Liebert of ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' ''always'' has the same smile on his face. As you can probably guess, it's freaky as hell. ~@/{{Hokuto}}
*** Seconded to the fullest. ~ Babyhenchy1
** [[Series/DoctorWho He was being kind.]] ~ @/
** [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Unohana]] can cause Kenpachi to back down with that deadly smile. [=KantonKage=]
** [[Manga/OnePiece Trafalgar Law]]. He juggles the body parts of marines while keeping a creepy grin on his face. {{Lionheart0}}
** [[Anime/{{Noir}} Altena]]. Calm, polite, and motherly even while discussing mass murder. It's ''really fucking creepy.'' ~ spacemonkey37
* DistantDuet
** [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Somewhere Out There]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody, @/{{deeman45}}, redhed311
** "Girl in the Tower", from VideoGame/KingsQuestVI. ~ [=ZiggyZag=]
** ''Film/LesMiserables2012'' even has a distant ''quintet''! ~ urielzet
** [[SpongeBobSquarePants But his grill is not a home, this is not the stove I know! I would trade it all the way, if you'd come back to stay!]] ~ MetaFalacario
* DisturbedDoves
** ''Film/HardBoiled'', ''Film/FaceOff', and just about every JohnWoo movie.
** [[VideoGame/ArcanaHeart Petra's]] win pose.
** ''The Killer'' ~ @/TrouserWearingBarbarian
** The disturbed seagulls when Harry Waters arrives InBruges ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} ''The Thief of Time''.]] "There will always be doves here." ~ @/MarvelGirl
** [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Prince Zuko]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome taking off his shirt]] ~ @/WaxingName
* DivergentCharacterEvolution
** [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], who went all the way from a PaletteSwap to one of the few {{Rounded Character}}s in the series ~ @/WaxingName, @/ZettaToad
* DoAnythingSoldier
** [[Series/{{JAG}} Cmdr. Harmon Rabb, Jr.]] ~ @/{{ricjac}}
** [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Pvt. James Ramirez.]] [[MemeticMutation He does everything.]] ~ @/DRoy
* DocumentaryOfLies
** ''Undefeated[[note]] Except in the one national election she actually ran in[[/note]]: A SarahPalin Documentary[[note]] Because We Couldn't Get TinaFey[[/note]]''
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
** [[ArTonelico Who knew that installing a crystal into a Reyvateil could be so easily compared to "doing it?"]] ([[HehHehYouSaidX Heh heh..."install..."]]) ~ @/WillyFourEyes
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq2g-z6fiNw This scene]], from a sequel to ''TheBraveLittleToaster''. ~ @/{{deeman45}}
* DoesntLikeGuns
** Franchise/{{Batman}} ~ @/{{deeman45}}
** [[StaticShock Virgil Hawkins]] ~ @/{{Lionheart0}}
** [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody
*** He never would... ~ Me2
* TheDogBitesBack
** Scar's death in Disney/TheLionKing. In all its [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath gory]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesomeness]].
* DoggedNiceGuy
** Dominic Sorel from EurekaSeven. How he could withstand Anemone's [[DomesticAbuse physical and]] [[AlphaBitch verbal assaults]] in the name of love is astonishing. [[spoiler: His perseverance pays off in the end, making his endurance legendary.]] ~ Sanfranman91
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing
** {{Shipping}} is portrayed as shallow, silly, inappropriate given all the far-more-important things going on at the time, and downright evil and makes the people involved thoroughly miserable in ''Literature/TheHungerGames''... ~ @/{{Lale}}
* DoNotTauntCthulhu
** [[DeadliestCatch "It's not wise to taunt the Bering Sea."]] - tennessean
** "[[Webcomic/{{Digger}} Ed is not being sure if taunting ancient unspeakable evil is being the best idea...]]" - @/{{Yuihime}}
* DontExplainTheJoke
** ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'':
-->'''Captain Hammer:''' 'Cause she's with Captain Hammer. And ''these'' -- ''[lifts fists]'' -- are not the hammer. ''[walks out]''
-->'''Dr. Horrible:''' ...
-->'''Captain Hammer:''' ''[walks back in]'' ...[[CrowningMomentOfFunny The hammer is my penis]].
* DontFearTheReaper
** [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: DEATH ]]
from Literature/{{Discworld}} ~ [=Earth-Dog=], @/{{Lophotrochozoa}}
** ''DeadLikeMe''. They might steal your wallet but whatever, you're already dead. ~ @/{{Carla}}
** [[PerkyGoth Death]] from ''ComicBook/TheSandman''. ~ @/SylviaViridian
** Death in ''Literature/TheBookThief''. ~ Shadowplay
** [[VideoGame/GrimFandango Manny Calevera]]. He bears no hard feelings to the souls he deals with, he's just working off his eternal debt. ~ [=HotelCalifornia=]
* DontGoInTheWoods
** {{Deliverance}} ~ Unknown Troper.
** ''Franchise/EvilDead 2'' ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** MarbleHornets. Dear God, MarbleHornets.
* DoomedHometown
** [[VideoGame/GoldenSun Vale]] ~ @/CamrocG
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
** ''InvaderZim'' ~ @/AlmaKarma
*** [[strike:Dooooooooooooooom!!]] *ahem* seconded. ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
*** Third-ed! '''DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-''' ~ [=UpsidePickle=]
** Creator/ScottKeith.
* DoomItYourself
** Film/TheThreeStooges ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
* DonutMessWithACop
** [[TheSimpsons Chief Wiggum]] ~redhed311
* DoorStopper
** Literature/WordsOfRadiance, the thickest book they were able to publish with the current binding system. @/{{Aver}}
* DotingParent
** [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Maes Hughes.]] ~ Sarelon
*** Seconded. ~ Saphruikan
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent
** Blaise Zabini from Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality. He managed to be a ''quintuple'' agent in a game with three sides ~[[@/{{Seiryu}}]]
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale
** [[LightNovel/ZeroNoTsukaima Louise]]. @/{{Demongodofchaos}}
** [[LoveHina Naru]]. [=KantonKage=]
** [[{{Persona4}} Chie, to Yosuke]]. Hence the famous "C-Critical hit to the nads..." ~ [=ReginaldCuftbert=]
* DownerEnding
** The original endings of VideoGame/MassEffect3.. Quite possibly the most [[AssPull contrived]], [[IdiotBall stupid]], and downright [[TearJerker depressing]] endings I've ever seen. ~ MetaFalcario
** [[PowerpuffGirls Twisted Sister's]] ending ~ @/{{todbot1}}
** [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Children of Earth.]] Oh God, Children of Earth. ~ [=LaNinje=], @/OldManHoOh
** TheMist. ~ Talryth
** ''Literature/MostlyHarmless''. Everyone in the MULTIVERSE DIED. How can it seriously get worse than that? ~ Ericho
*** Seconded. It's a ''lot'' DarkerAndEdgier than the first book. ~ Me2
** Of all but [[strike: two]] one arc, VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
** Akira Kurosawa's Ran, may have one of the more distressing and cynical final shot of any film ever. ~ budman2008
* DoWrongRight
** [[Series/BreakingBad Heisenberg's Blue Sky]], 99.1% Pure. ~ Nlpnt
* DracoInLeatherPants
** [[Literature/WutheringHeights Heathcliff]] ~ @/{{Vasha}}
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]. He represents the trope image. ~ @/{{Carls493}}, [=DalesKaine=]
** [[TropeNamer Draco]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Malfoy]]. ~ @/KMan
*** [[Literature/HarryPotter Severus Snape]]--Jalia
** [[MansfieldPark Mary Crawford]] ~ @/{{Lale}}
** [[Series/RobinHood Guy of Gisborne.]] ~ Me2
** [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama/Terumi Yuuki]]. Might as well be the 'New Age Sephiroth' ~ @/ChrisX
** [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch vi Britannia]].
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kyuubi]] ~ [=KantonKage=]
** Alex from the film version of ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
* TheDragAlong
** Iago of the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' animated series. ~ [=RobertBingham=]
** Jonathan in TheMummyTrilogy.
** Arnold from TheMagicSchoolBus. He knew he should have stayed home today. ~ @/KingCrInuYasha
* TheDragon
** [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Ecliptor]]
** [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Shego]] ~ [[@/TheLaughingFan Fan]]
** [[StarWars Darth Vader]] ~ @/{{Storm}}, @/{{Carla}}, Wasserplane, @/{{Leilukin}}
** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] ~ @/EricDVH
** Dragan from ''LayerCake'' ~ @/{{Jordan}}, @/ManWithoutABody
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Fate Testarossa.]] ~ @/BlankMage
** [[VideoGame/TimeCrisis Wild Dog.]] ~ xxxEbbxxx
** [[VideoGame/MetalSlug Allen O'Neal.]] ~ xxxEbbxxx
** [[Film/{{Commando}} Bennett.]] ~ xxxEbbxxx
** [[GIJoe Destro]] ~ Mistermister
** [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Ridley]]. Not only a prime example, but an actual dragon.
** [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi Midbus]]. ~ @/{{deeman45}}
** [[TheStoic Ulquiorra]] of Manga/{{Bleach}}. ~ ncfan
** [[Film/JamesBond Jaws]] ~ @/DerangedGenius
** [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Omega]]. ''Extremely'' AxCrazy, yet very loyal to [[BigBad Dr. Weil.]] ~ [=DAN004=]
** [[VideoGame/DonPachi Hibachi.]] ~ 1993xxx1993
** [[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage Shiva]]. ~ 1993xxx1993
* DragonAscendant
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kabuto]] ~ Contributor
* DragonInChief
** [[BloodPlus Amshel]] ~ @/{{deeman45}}
* DragonsUpTheYinYang
** ''[[BreathOfFire Breath Of Fire IV]]''. Yes, the ''entire game''. It is, quite literally, ''made'' of this trope. ~ dogemperor
* DragonTheirFeet
** Karl in ''Film/DieHard'' - @/TeraChimera
* DragonWithAnAgenda
** [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Redcloak.]] ~ spacemonkey37
* DramaBombFinale
** The end of the last episode of {{Blackadder}} Goes Forth - [[@/DaPatman DaPatman]]
* DramaticPause
** Ram in ''{{Tron}}''.
--> "You're a... *pauses, thinks for a moment, stands up and walks over to the wall to lean against it while half-smirking* ...guest of the Master Control Program."
** [[RockyHorrorPictureShow "I see you shiver with antici...]][[note]]SAY IT![[/note]][[RockyHorrorPictureShow ...pation."]] ~ @/{{Wackd}}
* DramaticReading
** A REAL breakup letter from a REAL person! ~ @/ManWithoutABody
* DramaticUnmask
** ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ~ @/{{Lale}}
* TheDreaded
** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]. At one point in the twelfth book, he comes across a vampire. The vampire ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror screams in terror and runs away.]]'' ~ spacemonkey37
* DreadfulMusician
** [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} Kotomi Ichinose]]. Full stop. ~ @/{{Mapi-chan}}
*** So Seconded, only musician to cause a HeroicBSOD ~ deathfire123
*** Absolutely thirded. I doubt there is a finer example of this trope in any other fictional story. - aNinjaWithAIDS
** [[{{Asterix}} Cacofonix]]. ~ @/{{Julep}}
** [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory DeeDee]] ~ @/OldManHoOh
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward.]] ~ @/{{Zfish9}}
* DreamWithinADream
** '''{{Inception}}'''. ~ [=DRoy=], @/{{Cameoflage}}, @/{{Dracosummoner}}, @/{{Julep}}, @/OldManHoOh, deathfire123
*** [[MemeticMutation (X)CEPTION]] replaced yo dawg. ~ @/{{TARDISES}}
** In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', the FateWorseThanDeath inflicted by Morpheus on his captor after he escaped. ~ @/SylviaViridian
* DrillSergeantNasty
** Gunnery Sgt. Hartman from ''FullMetalJacket'', played by RLeeErmey ~ @/AriRockefeller
* DrivesLikeCrazy
** As the trope page itself admits, [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Yukari Tanizaki]].
*** Seconded - Lord Zorc
*** Thirded - {{@/FoxxPark}}
*** Fourthed; Poor [[TheWoobie Chiyo]] goes into ColorFailure at the mere mention of the [[TheAllegedCar YukariMobile]] - aNinjaWithAIDS
** ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. When he drives, it's simply ''epic.'' ~ @/{{Alice2}}, [=TheWildwest666=], @/{{Zfish9}}, Me2
** ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s Yui Narumi. ~ @/{{Mapi-chan}}
** Leland's grandma from [[DrTran Mr. Tran & the Toy Cack]] ~ @/ManWithoutABody
** ''Series/GetSmart''. ~ [=BlankMage=]
** [[TheBluesBrothers Elwood Blues]]. ~ @/VoodooChild, @/TheAlbinoPrimid, @/{{Julep}}
** Music/RKelly in ''Music/TrappedInTheCloset'' ~ @/{{Lionheart0}}
** ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'': "Do you hate trash cans? Is that it? Do you just hate trash cans?!" ~ @/{{deeman45}}
** Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin ~ @/{{Nirao 01}}
** ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Kitty Pryde. When your driving is so crazy that you manage to scare ''{{Wolverine}}''... ~ @/{{Carla}}
** [[Webcomic/{{Freefall}} Sam Starfall]]. ~@/{{Tambov333}}
*** Seconded ~ [=TranquilTempest=]
** [[ComicBook/TheSandman Delirium]] ~ @/DerangedGenius, @/DevilsAdvocate
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer "Summers you drive like a SPAZ"]] ~ @/{{Metalbane}}
** What, forgetting [[TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad Mr. Toad's Wild Ride]]?
** [[{{Friends}} Phoebe Buffay]] ~ [=CamrocG=]
** Film/DieHard 2: "Are you TRYING to run over these people?" "NO! Well, maybe the mime." ~ [=MarvelGirl=]
** [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas "I've never missed a plane yet." *drives perpendicular across four lanes, off the road, through a wire-chain fence onto an airfield*]] ~ @/{{Wackd}}
** But what about [[DoomMagnet Dr.]] [[AmusingInjuries Gerald?!]] Despite his driving skills being a joke [[Main/SCPFoundation SCP]], it's still pretty horrible. I mean, the poor man drove through a town on a moped and the end result was like a nuclear meltdown! [[EpicFail Even when using roller skates]], he still causes an explosion! ~ XanderJacatipon
** [[GravityFalls Grunkle Stan. "Road safety laws, prepare to be ignored!"]] ~ @/{{Kandikorn22}}
* DroneOfDread
** The almighty TropeMaker of the genre [[DoomMetal drone metal]] itself [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKz-M661AAU Earth]]. Perfectly managing to encapsulate that feeling of being buried alive in a 20 foot grave after having all your limbs cut off, eyelids and mouth sown shut with the only sounds you can hear are your muffled, panicked screams as you slowly die of suffocation. ~ Creekery
* DropTheHammer
** ''GaoGaiGar'': Goldion Crusher. So huge, it could smash [[spoiler:''the Sun'']]. ~ @/{{Servbot}}, @/VPhantom
** [[MarvelComics Thor]] ~ @/SpaceJawa
** [[NorseMythology Thor]] ~ @/{{Bob}}, @/ManWithoutABody, @/PhoenixFire
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Vita and Graf Eisen]] ~[=RainRequiem=]
*** Undoubtedly seconded ~ aNinjaWithAIDS
* DudeLooksLikeALady
** [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Amiti]]. A ShirtlessScene got leaked, and the European ''official website'' still [[ViewerGenderConfusion didn't get the memo]]. ~ @/{{Yuihime}}
** [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Yashamaru]]. Up until 548 there was never any definite indication of just what his gender is in the English manga, and in several different languages the translators have made him a woman because he's just that pretty. Haku may be the better-known example of this from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', but at least the translators never got in on the [[ViewerGenderConfusion act]] as far as he's concerned.
** Noah from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': ~ Nlpnt
-->-'''Elliot''': ''Who's this...guy? I think?''
** [[LightNovel/BakaToTestToShoukanjuu Hideyoshi]] surprisingly isn't here. ~ [=KantonKage=]
* DudeShesLikeInAComa
** Shinji in ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion End of Evangelion]]'' ~ @/{{Carla}}
*** Seconded. ~ [=TheWildwest666=]
*** Thirded. "I'm so [[PrecisionFStrike fucked up.]]" ~ XanderJacatipon
* DuelingStarsMovie
** ''Film/FaceOff'' ~ [=Rbx5=]
** ''Film/War'' ~ @/{{Wexman}}
* DungeonBypass
** [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha Takamachi]]. ~ @/PhoenixFire
*** Seconded ~ [=RainRequiem=]
*** Highly thirded. This was truely [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome and satisfying]] for us to see. Just look at a certain SmugSnake's [[OhCrap expression]] when [[PersonOfMassDestruction Nanoha]] did this against her. ~ aNinjaWithAIDS
** TripleH ~ @/{{Nirao 01}}
* DyingMomentOfAwesome
** ''[[spoiler: Whitebeard]]'' from Manga/OnePiece. ~ [=LeChuck4=], @/ShadowStainedSky
** [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Galuf]]]]. ~ @/Balmung60, @/WillyFourEyes
** [[spoiler: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaji.]]]] ~Swoove, @/{{Carla}}
** [[spoiler: [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Dinobot]]!]]. ~ Puffitheinsane
** ''DoubleTeam'' was a terrible JeanClaudeVanDamme movie, but boy did it have '''ONE HELL OF A VILLAIN DEATH SCENE.''' WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1kLfi-yFoA certainly agrees.]] ~ Sanfranman91
** From Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann we got [[spoiler: Kittan's death]]. You can almost feel the quake from Valhalla's doors smash opening on this one because of the sheer awesomeness of it. ~ Mistermister, @/VPhantom
** The last half of Gurren Lagann's episode 8. It is Kamina's dying moment of awesome, (and therefore CrowningMomentOfAwesome ) which stands out above all the others. He dies after being stabbed twice with a beam of energy, and getting hit with his mech's own pair of sunglasses, then ''comes back'' to [[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan throw his mech's severed arm at Simon, yelling "Let's see ya grit those teeth!",]] combines with Lagann, destroys all of Thymilph's remaining cannon fodder without looking at them, then right on the spot invents one of the most epic finishing moves ever (which, if I recall correctly, took up five, or technically ten pages in the manga) and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill utterly obliterates Thymilph]], then [[GoOutWithASmile dies for the second time with a smile on his face, saying "later, buddy."]] ~ @/HaruAxeman
** [[spoiler: [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka.]] End of Evangelion. Granted she lives in the end...kinda]] @/{{Muffin-Shota}}
** [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]]]] ~ babyhenchy1
** [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]]]. His [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] ultimately bring peace between the two species, despite being created by the one who started all the centuries-long war. ~ [=DAN004=], Cag
** [[spoiler: [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Solf J. Kimblee]]]] ~ Oberyn
** [[spoiler: [[F-Zero "WATASHI WA SHINEN, SHINEN ZUU!!!" "FALCON PUNCH!!!!!!" *BSSSSHHHHT* "CAPTAIN FALCON!!!!" "WUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" *BOOOOOSHHHHHHHHTTTTTTT*]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Spike Spiegel]]]] anybody?
** "[[HaloReach Tell 'em to make it]] '''[[HaloReach count.]]'''" ~ Battra09416
*** What does Emile do when an Elite impales him from behind? ''Reaches back and breaks the bastard's neck.'' ~ [=RainRequiem=]
** [[spoiler:Kyouko]] in episode nine of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. ~ {{Ncfan}}
** [[Machinima/RedVsBlue "It only works on computers, remember? And I am a motherfuckin' ghost."]] ~ @/{{foxmccloud4387}}
* DynamicDifficulty
** ''[[VideoGame/BattleGaregga Battle]]'' "Hi, want to piss me off? Then do anything awesome!" ''[[VideoGame/BattleGaregga Garegga]]'' ~ Ray Ayanami
* DysfunctionJunction
** Your crew in all ''Franchise/MassEffect'' games. ~@/TeraChimera
*** Your party in any BioWare game ''period.'' ~ @/{{Allronix}}
** ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. ~ {{@/Enthryn}}, {{@/FoxxPark}}, Tehpopelink
** ''{{Bokurano}}''. Try to name a major character, or ''any'' named character for that matter that doesn't have or get a major issue. ([[FalseProtagonist Waku]] doesn't count.) -@/PersonOfNote
** ''Manga/FruitsBasket''. ~ chibihana
** ''Series/TwinPeaks'' ~ @/AdelePotter
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