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No Real Life Examples, Please!
For many tropes, having
examples can be fun and sometimes even informative. However,
particular trope should not have any examples from
. Note that a work portraying real life is still a work—such examples are about how the work portrays real life, not about real life itself. What happened in a certain conflict according to a certain movie or book is usually
happened in that same conflict.
does not have an author in the same way as a film or other work does, and we see real life from the inside rather than from the outside. Thus, tropes that are objective in works are often highly subjective in
. Since trope pages are not discussion forums, a debate about who is right and who is wrong is a distracting (and maybe even destructive) case of
. Thus, you may notice that most of the pages on this list are the negative tropes, oftentimes pertaining to morality, violence, religion, and other controversial issues that people are likely to get heated about. Yes,
There Is No Such Thing as Notability
, but when we discuss Real Life, the
Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement
takes precedence here.
An objective trope turning
is not enough to earn it this tag. In general, we trust people's common sense and ability to follow the
Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment
. This trope comes up where
examples are likely to derail the page into huge debates or come across as offensive or even harassing.
For example, let's say a Christian, a Muslim, and a Sikh walk into an internet café.
All three of them start editing
, and they all start adding
. The Christian adds Islam and Sikhism, the Muslim adds Christianity and Sikhism, while the Sikh adds Christianity and Islam. Then they suddenly all feel outraged with
, for having their own religion listed as being a scam. Meanwhile, someone adds
Church of Happyology
. Even without considering the fact that we can't see the universe from the outside and that seeing the narrative of the story from the outside is necessary for that trope—let's just not go there.
Thus, many tropes don't allow
examples. If you have any questions about this, or feel the trope doesn't need this tag, take it to the trope's discussion page,
in the forums, or its
discussion if it hasn't been launched yet.
On this wiki, the markup
will display a prominent "No real life examples" warning whenever the page is edited.
Also, when a page becomes too controversial to even have fictional examples, a
may follow. Do note that, when a page is given an Example Sectionectomy, then it doesn't allow examples of any category or medium, so listing it there will suffice. Listing a completely example-free page here is redundant, as well as misleading. Even if examples most likely happen in Real Life only, adding the No Real Life Examples tag and/or listing it here will give the impression that fictional examples are allowed, when they're likely not either.
Other times, a page may simply be on this list for other reasons:
Perhaps a list of Real Life examples would be too long and redundant to be worth adding.
Or maybe it's one of those technical tropes that work in fiction but don't work in Real Life.
It may also be an Audience Reaction that only admits In Universe examples.
Sex-related tropes do not allow real life examples; this is to allow TV Tropes to stay under a SFW rating.
Sexual Harassment and Rape Tropes do not allow real life examples for similar reasons, and also because it is a controversial and sensitive topic to cover.
" Evil" and Villain Tropes are also not allowed. Calling real life people "villains" is an example of shoehorning, since the villain is only a specific character role in a story, and real life does not follow a set narrative with clearly-designated roles. Evil people do exist, but calling someone evil is considered too controversial a label on this site for real life examples. PYSIH and The Dreamin' Demon are alternative sites that offer real life examples.
shows are a special case, as while they purport to be factual depictions of
, in practise there is almost always some slanting to support a certain viewpoint, ranging from subtle ways in which facts are presented, to the creators actually going on-camera to tell the viewers what they should think. For this reason,
examples are generally permitted in the context of Documentaries and Reality TV shows, though an extra-large helping of the
Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement
In any case, it's to be pointed out that having real life examples is only
, rather than encouraged. So if there's a page where it's asked to not have examples from real life, no matter the reasons (or lack thereof), tropers are expected to not add them at all.
In-Universe Examples Only
Real Life Examples are not allowed (as well as the reasons):
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100% Adoration Rating: Impossible in Real Life.
0% Approval Rating: Also impossible in real life.
Absolute Xenophobe: Too controversial.
Absurdly Youthful Mother: Squicky and overly sensitive.
Abusive Parents: We are not here to spread gossip.
The Ace: It's unrealistic. No one is great at everything.
Activist Fundamentalist Antics: Would be mostly bashing.
Adventure-Friendly World: As a world building trope, the real world doesn't apply as it has no creator.
Advert Overloaded Future: The keyword being future.
Adorkable - It's mostly listing editors' Celeb Crushes and projecting their ideas about famous people. Not relevant to this wiki's mission.
Alas, Poor Scrappy: Has a potential to erupt into a Flame War.
Alas, Poor Villain: Calling someone a villain in real life is a bad idea. Plus, potential flame war on which real life villain is sympathetic.
The Alcoholic: We don't want the gossip. Besides, a RL section could become really exhaustive.
Alien Lunch: Cannot happen in real life as of this time (as in there are no alien species known), Unfortunate Implications re: cultural differences are possible, and examples are Square Peg Round Trope.
All Girls Want Bad Boys: A very hostile debate in real life.
All Issues Are Political Issues: Misuse and Natter magnet.
The Alliance: Calling real people good is nearly as controversial as calling them evil. Plus, it is impossible to label sides in real life wars as either this trope or The Empire.
Alliterative Name: Too many of them to list.
All of the Other Reindeer: Potential for flame war is too high. Not to mention that the topic about real life people being treated as outcasts by society is too depressing and it could hurt some people's sensibility.
Almost Kiss: Too depressing.
Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Natter magnet.
Alternative Character Interpretation: Some tropes have a potential, but this one is basically asking for an Edit War and Conversation in the Main Page.
Always Chaotic Evil: All life has redeeming qualities (even viruses have done some good, though they're not really alive).
Ambulance Chaser: The term is an insult as used in real life, and the RL section is plagued by Natter.
Americans Hate Tingle: Complaining and Flame War fodder.
Angry Black Man: This trope is a racial stereotype and how it is used in fiction. It's offensive and probably inaccurate to apply it to real people.
Ambiguous Disorder: Let the doctors do the diagnosing.
Ambiguously Bi: See directly below.
Ambiguously Gay: TV Tropes is not a gossip column.
Ambiguously Jewish: It's rather hard for an author to drop subtle hints in real life, and that is a key part of this trope.
Ambition Is Evil: Just because people try to improve their lives, doesn't mean that they are evil.
America Saves the Day: Not all Americans have a chronic need to save everyone.
Amicable Exes: Nigh unverifiable in real life, and a personal issue.
And There Was Much Rejoicing: Rejoicing at someone's death clashes with some people's standards of respect towards the dead.
Animal Testing: Would have been filled with natter.
Animal Wrongs Group: While it has a real life section, it should be treated more like Useful Notes.
Anticlimax Boss: Real life people aren't scripted to be bosses, and it is also a villain trope.
Anyone Can Die: In Real Life this is People Sit on Chairs.
Apocalypse Cult: Attracted religion-bashing before it was even launched.
Arbitrary Skepticism: Insulting religious beliefs.
Armies Are Evil: Too controversial.
Armor-Piercing Question: Attracts too many political and controversial examples, and continued violation of the Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment.
Artistic License - Gun Safety: Way too common in real life for examples.
The Art of Bra Removal: Unhooking a bra is fairly intuitive in real life.
Ascended Fanboy: In Universe only. ( Promoted Fanboy is the RL counterpart.)
Asshole Victim: Complaining about people who are like this.
Assimilation Academy: Too controversial.
Ass in Ambassador: Calling real people asses, and as a Politics Trope it falls under Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment.
Ate His Gun: A list of people who committed suicide in any specific way is of questionable relevance to the wiki. Also, matters of taste.
Attack of the Political Ad: Real life examples have their own trope, Scare Campaign.
Attention Whore: Complaining about people who cater for attention.
Awesome Ego: Flame bait and YMMV.
Ax-Crazy: Calling RL people crazy
Badass Army: Too many to list.
Badass Normal: There are no super-powered people to compare to, unfortunately.
Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Villain trope, prone to shoehorning and Natter.
Bad Mood as an Excuse: You could say that people in a bad mood tends to take their anger out on others, but it is not nice to call them jerkasses.
Bad Present: Would be full of complaining.
Bait-and-Switch Boss: Again, people aren't written to be bosses and referred to by villain tropes.
Bald of Awesome - Shoehorning, most examples are more appropriate in other sections, and potential Flame War material in regards to politicians.
Bald of Evil: Stereotyping bald people as evil.
Balloon Belly: Unnecessary and fetishy.
Barbarian Tribe: Unfortunate Implications.
Based on a Great Big Lie: Natter magnet.
Bastard Understudy: Implying that two people are evil.
Beard of Evil: This trope is definitely not Truth in Television, since it stereotypes people with beards as evil.
Beast Man: Not possible. Cultural examples would have loads of Unfortunate Implications.
Beauty Is Bad - Besides calling people bad, the RL section has attracted tons of natter full of off topic rants. It also attracts misuse and shoehorning.
Being Evil Sucks: Calling real life people evil.
Belief Makes You Stupid: Insulting religious people is not what we aim for.
The Bermuda Triangle: Aliens, ghosts, rifts in the space-time continuum, etc. aren't found in reality, so it would be impossible to truthfully attribute anything in the real life Triangle to paranormal activity.
Berserk Button: The wiki isn't for troping people in real life.
Beyond the Impossible: By definition, this isn't possible in real life. Also attracts gushing. The real life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Big Bad: Calling someone a villain in real life is a bad idea. Plus, it is too controversial to call people who causes the wars' conflicts by this trope.
Big Beautiful Man: Fanservice trope.
Big Beautiful Woman: Same as above, plus its RL folder attracted a lot of unsavory material.
Big Brother Is Watching: Every country has surveillance, and real life examples would be too controversial.
Big Eater: We don't need real life examples of overeating.
Big Good: Calling real people good is nearly as controversial as calling them evil or Big Bads. Plus, people aren't written to be powerful during real life wars.
Bi the Way: Too many to list.
Black and Gray Morality: Labeling sides in real life wars by morality is asking for an Edit War. It would also shoehorn people as evil.
Black and White Morality: Again with the morality thing and calling people evil.
Black Dude Dies First: Putting the issue of race aside, real life deaths do not follow story conventions.
Blackmail Is Such an Ugly Word
Black Shirt: It's wrong to talk about people being fanatics of evil people.
Black Speech: It's highly insulting to characterize a people's native language this way just because you can't understand it. Calling them evil because of it is even worse.
Blondes Are Evil: Evil trope and stereotyping.
Blond Guys Are Evil: See above.
Blonde Republican Sex Kitten: Another Strawman Political, like Straw Feminist, Straw Misogynist, Corrupt Church, Straw Vegetarian, etc., etc., etc.
Bold Explorer: Too many examples to list. You want real life examples for this one? Check The Other Wiki.
Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: Villain trope.
Book Burning: Happens too often.
Brainless Beauty: Unfortunate implications.
Brainwashed and Crazy: Calling real life people crazy isn't what the wiki is for.
Bratty Teenage Daughter: Generalizing and has potential for a Flame War. Also another way of calling a teenage girl a jerkass.
Bread and Circuses : By definition controversial and depressing.
note Break the Cutie: While well-meaning, can lead to objectification. Also, People Sit on Chairs since everyone has gone through this stage at some point of their lives.
Broken Pedestal: Too controversial.
Brown Eyes: Personality-based.
Brutal Honesty: It's not good to call someone mean just because of this trope.
But for Me, It Was Tuesday: This trope is not about two different groups attaching different levels of importance to the same event, but about a confrontation between two people or groups over that differing level of importance.
Butt Monkey: Can lead to objectification. Plus, this trope is about cartoon characters who are the butt of the jokes, which makes it impossible in real life anyway.
Bystander Syndrome: Too controversial.
The Can Kicked Him: Squick and impossible in real life. Elvis dying on the toilet, etc. is Square Peg Round Trope.
Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: Can lead to accusations of people doing this.
Can't Take Criticism: Complaining and Take That magnet.
Card-Carrying Villain: Flame Bait on which real life people enjoy being evil.
Casting Couch: Too controversial.
Category Traitor: A very, very offensive sentiment, not to mention potentially racist depending on what the category is. People are free to make their own choices in life.
Chainmail Bikini: Real life example would imply that a functional one exists (it doesn't). Cosplay doesn't count either.
Character Alignment: Too much controversy and shoehorning of people into Flanderized categories.
Character Derailment: This is specifically a trope about how a character is written, and cannot happen in reality.
The Cheerleader: Because hobbies do not cause bad behavior.
Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Natter magnet and any relevant real life information is already summed up in the description.
The Chew Toy: Objectifies the person, like with related tropes Butt Monkey and The Woobie.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Too controversial.
Chummy Commies: It's about fictional portrayals.
Church of Happyology: There's a reason why the former Trope Namer is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Church Police: Flame bait.
Churchgoing Villain: Flame bait, like most villain tropes
Co-Dragons: see The Dragon.
Coattail-Riding Relative: Too many to list and would attract natter.
Cold-Blooded Torture: No, we really do not want to know how humans have tortured each other throughout history. We really don't.
Comically Missing the Point: Unfortunate Implications
Commie Nazis: It has been used as propaganda and is meant to be offensive.
Common Knowledge: The page is supposed to be about popular misconceptions about the content of a work. A repository of "popular misconceptions" about all kinds of real life stuff attracts Natter and is off-mission for this wiki.
The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Sometimes the complainer is, in fact, right.
Complaining about People Not Liking the Show: An audience reaction that fell victim to natter and bashing.
Complaining About Things You Haven't Paid For: Too common and too many examples to list.
Complete Monster: Flame bait. Also, this trope is about characters who are 100% evil with no redeeming qualities. Nobody can be 100% evil. See Evil Tropes below. The real life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Conservation of Ninjutsu: Impossible in real life.
Conspiracy Theorist: There's already a Useful Notes page listing them.
The Constant: Trope relies on time travel or working cryogenics, which don't exist in real life.
Convicted by Public Opinion: Too controversial.
Corrupt Church: Too controversial.
Corrupt Corporate Executive: Too many of them to list.
Corrupt Politician: Too abundant and too controversial.
The Coup: Too many examples to list, and potential Flame Bait.
Covert Pervert: Too much information.
Crack is Cheaper: Too many to list.
Crapsaccharine World: This is not a subjective trope.
Crapsack Only by Comparison: Too controversial and it'd be a flame/natter magnet.
Crapsack World: It is not a subjective trope. If it were, it'd be people complaining about the world.
Creepy Souvenir: Human trophies? Gross.
Creepy Child: The wiki isn't for making judgements about real life people.
Creepy Twins: Calling RL people "creepy" isn't much better than calling them "evil".
Crime of Self-Defense: It would invite passionate arguments about whether the self-defense was justified or not.
Critical Research Failure: Would take an entire wiki just to list all of the critical research failures that happened in real life. Also, this is a writer trope, not a setting trope.
Cult: The distinctions between a cult and a legitimate religion can vary from person to person, and we'd prefer not to get into that debate.
Culture Justifies Anything: Too controversial.
Culture Police: Too controversial, would lead to soapboxing.
Cure Your Gays: Being gay is not an illness, and talking about real-life people who oppose or advocate this belief would turn the page into a flame magnet.
Cute and Psycho: It is offensive to call cute people psycho, and whether or not they are depends on the eye of the beholder, anyway.
Daddy's Little Villain: We don't want to know about daughters working with bad people in real life.
Dangerously-Short Skirt: Too much information and would attract natter.
Darker and Edgier: Would be full of people complaining about the world being too grim.
Dark Messiah: Too subjective to call some of the real life evil people as saviors or messiahs.
Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: No, not quite everyone on the entire planet is evil and despicable, and therefore unsalvageable and impossible to empathize with—if anything, the opposite is most likely true. Misanthropy is fine; just express it somewhere else.
The Dark Side: Too controversial in real life.
Dark-Skinned Blonde: Linking physical features with personality traits.
Dark-Skinned Redhead: Linking physical features with personality traits.
Delusions of Eloquence: Insulting and subjective.
Democracy Is Bad: Flame Bait.
Department of Child Disservices: A relatively small minority of child services hate children.
Depraved Bisexual: Would carry loads of Unfortunate Implications.
Depraved Dentist: Dentists are not sadists, and even if some are the wiki isn't for discussing mental issues of people in real life.
Depraved Homosexual: A stereotype.
Designated Hero: Too controversial to say that a real life hero is a villain.
Designated Villain: Villain trope.
Despotism Justifies the Means: As did with Dystopia Justifies the Means.
Dethroning Moment of Suck: Would be nothing but complaining and also Flame Bait.
Diabolus Ex Machina - The trope requires authorial intent to create a Downer Ending, which doesn't apply to real life.
Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Villain action trope, the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
Did You Think I Can't Feel?: It's not good to call someone mean just because of this trope.
Digital Piracy Is Evil: Would mostly be ranting and flaming.
Dirty Communists: Villain trope.
Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Calling real people (disabled or not) jerkasses is a bad idea.
Disgusting Public Toilet: Too Much Information and far too common in Real Life to list examples of them.
Disproportionate Retribution: Contains politically controversial topics and editors' own judgement on sensitive topics and Values Dissonance.
Doomed Moral Victor: Too controversial, would attract Misplaced Nationalism.
Double Standard: It says on the page that it's how double standards are presented in storytelling.
Draco in Leather Pants: Calling people "evil".
The Dragon: Calling real people villains is a bad idea. Plus, it shoehorns people on who is the lieutenant of Real Life Big Bads. The Real Life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club. Many of the examples under the former Real Life page also fitted better under Number Two.
Dragon Ascendant: As per The Dragon.
Dragon-in-Chief: As per The Dragon.
Dragon Lady: Villain trope, and stereotypes Asian women.
Dramatically Missing The Point: Unfortunate Implications
Dreadful Musician: It was being used to insult musicians tropers didn't like.
Driven to Suicide: Too depressing, and unfortunately, too many to name.
Dropped a Bridge on Him: We are in a universe where Anyone Can Die, so this trope is too common to note (at least until medical technology is advanced enough to bring the dead back to life).
Drugs Are Bad: The issue of drugs is very polarizing, and at any rate the trope is meaningless to real life situations since it's about the way drugs are handled in fiction.
Due to the Dead: Real Life practices are discussed in Funerals.
Dumb Blonde: Calling real life people dumb.
Dumb Muscle: Smart people complaining about athletes without evidence for the "dumb" part of the trope name.
Dump Months: Too subjective.
Dystopia Is Hard: Dystopias are fictional inventions, and so is their deconstruction.
Dystopia Justifies the Means: Nobody is deliberately trying to build one.
Dystopian Edict: Accusing world leaders of this is controversial at best, slander at wost.
Earth Is Young: This trope is about settings in fiction.
Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Linking physical features with personality traits and calling real people creepy or eerie.
Eldritch Abomination: While there may be one or two legitimate examples, most of them are really highly exaggerated descriptions of normal stuff. When people add The Internet as an example, it's clear that the page has gone too far. It doesn't help that the legitimate examples are vague and questionable, due to the nature of this trope. The Real Life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Elemental Powers: Not possible in Real Life.
Egocentrically Religious: Too controversial who applies.
Emergency Presidential Address: Too many emergency-related speeches by leaders to count, sadly, too common to trope in Real Life.
The Empire: Natter magnet.
Enfant Terrible: We aren't interested in calling real-life children evil.
Epic Fail: Real life doesn't have waa-waa trumpets and fantastical chains of calamity but it does have people who will misuse a chance to get in a Take That.
Erotic Eating: The descriptions of the examples was too explicit.
Ethical Slut: Too controversial and possible flame/natter magnet.
Ethnic Scrappy: Too controversial and a flame magnet.
Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Truth in Television, but we don't like to call real people evil or bad and this topic is definitely too subjective.
Even Nerds Have Standards: Same reason as Even Evil Has Standards. Which nerds have standards and which do not? Contains lots of flame magnet.
Everyone Has Standards - In real life this is People Sit on Chairs, and the Real Life section was being used as a thinly veiled place to house examples of Even Evil Has Standards, which is also NRLEP.
Everybody Owns A Ford: Obviously not so in Real Life.
Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Stereotyping is bad.
Everything Is Racist: Political trope prone to controversy and complaining.
The Evil Tropes: We don't like to call real people evil, and they're generally too controversial to cover.
Evolutionary Levels: Can't happen in real life, so attracted unrelated things; taking shots at people.
The Extremist Was Right: Endless debate on who qualifies as an extremist, and who qualifies as right.
Face-Heel Turn: Too controversial to consider someone to have joined "the Dark Side".
False Rape Accusation: Too controversial.
False Utopia: Many would complain about politicians who promised to change the world, or about countries who pretend to be perfect.
The Family for the Whole Family: Villain trope.
Fan Disillusionment: Too subjective.
Fan Hater: Too many of them and also would be full of complaining about shows' fans.
Fanon Discontinuity: This is an audience reaction trope about a fan response to works of fiction. It is not a place to get into a discussion about claims that people make about history.
Fanservice with a Smile: Too far into NSFW territory.
Fantastic Caste System: The trope is explicitly about fictional settings.
Fascist, but Inefficient: An in-depth analysis of the efficiency of totalitarian governments is beyond the scope of this wiki.
Fat Bastard: A villain trope, not to mention offensive to apply in real life and not nice to call fat people mean.
Fate Worse Than Death: Too subjective.
Feeling Oppressed By Their Existence: We have no interest in hearing what groups or people think what other groups or people have no right to life.
Female Misogynist: Too controversial.
Fighting Irish: Ethnic stereotype.
Fiery Redhead: There is no objective evidence that natural hair color actually has direct relationship to personality.
Financial Abuse: Taking advantage of other people to milk money out of them.
Five-Bad Band: Not good to call real life people villains and very few Real Life five-member bands of criminals in history. Real Life page is part of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Flame War: Collection of generic entries, and the wiki isn't for cataloging real life flame wars.
Flanderization: It's possible for someone to change, but Real Life isn't scripted and this trope should only apply to fiction.
Forced to Watch: Like Cold-Blooded Torture mentioned above, we really don't need a list of real people being monstrously cruel.
Foreign Queasine: Due to cultural differences and taste being entirely subjective.
Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Calling people Evil and a character design cue trope.
Four-Star Badass: Because there's so many of them it would take an entire wiki to list them all.
Four Temperament Ensemble: Characterization device based upon a pseudoscience, and doesn't apply well to real life
Fox News Liberal: Would mainly be bashing.
French Jerk: Flame Bait, and not very nice to call other Frenchmen mean.
Fridge Horror: Natter magnet.
Friends with Benefits: Leads into NSFW territory way too easily.
From Bad to Worse: Too controversial.
From Nobody to Nightmare: It would be just another way of calling a real person "evil". Not to mention, it's not nice to call people nightmares either.
The Fundamentalist: Would mainly be bashing.
Fur Bikini: We know lots of companies make them.
Gag Boobs: Too much information.
Gag Penis: Too much information.
Gambit Pileup: It'd be used as Complaining about other people manipulating another; also flame bait.
Gay Conservative: Flame magnet.
General Failure: Too many to list and would attract flame wars and natter.
General Ripper: Too many to list, natter magnet, and it borders on calling real people evil.
Generic Doomsday Villain: We don't call real people villains.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Real Life doesn't have network censors or an appropriate target age, and frequent misuse as "something a troper thought was 'naughty'".
Giftedly Bad: Would only be Complaining About Shows You Don't Like.
Giggling Villain: Villain trope, the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
Gilligan Cut: Impossible in Real Life.
The Girl Who Fits This Slipper: This could involve court cases, which would lead to Natter.
Global Warming: Too controversial of a topic.
God Before Dogma: Let's not start a Flame War, please.
God Guise: We don't want to call other people's religions false—especially since we have no measuring stick with which to calculate the veracity of this or that faith.
Gone Horribly Right: Too controversial.
Gone Horribly Wrong: Ditto.
Gonk: These don't exist in real life because ugly people are not genetically created for the purpose of being ugly. They're just ugly.
Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: We don't like to call real people evil.
Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Too controversial.
Good Is Not Nice: Too many to list, and also controversy about who applies for "the good side" to begin with.
Good Pays Better: Ties into the "calling people evil" problem.
Good Republic, Evil Empire: Good/evil problem. Also, history is Written By The Victors, not to mention the fact that the propaganda of every nation in history argues that they're the good guys and the other side is the bad guys.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: We don't like to call real people evil. This is not Truth in Television at all, since scars happen to be caused by accidents rather than evil deeds.
Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: Devolved into people gushing about older people they found attractive, sometimes even if they weren't that old to begin with.
Great Offscreen War: Just because you didn't live through it doesn't mean a real life conflict happened "offscreen".
Grey and Gray Morality: Who's morally ambiguous and who's not? Too controversial.
Griefer: Too many examples.
Growing the Beard: Since it pertains to television shows, real life examples would be a case of Square Peg Round Trope.
Gullible Lemmings: The trope requires a villain for the lemmings to choose, and the wiki isn't for calling real life people villains.
Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Linking physical features with personality traits.
Hannibal Has a Point: Real life people ain't scripted to be Hannibals.
Happily Married - Too common to list Real Life examples, and not relevant to the wiki's mission.
Happiness in Slavery: Invites passionate arguments about whether real-life slaves could be happy.
Hartman Hips: This is physically impossible in real life.
Head-in-the-Sand Management: Attracts complaining.
Healing Herb: In Real Life, many herbs with healing properties are also extremely dangerous.
The Hedonist: Natter magnet.
Heel-Face Turn: Too controversial to consider someone to have joined "the Light Side."
Hell Is That Noise: Too subjective and would take an entire wiki just to list all of the examples.
Heroes Love Dogs: Implies villains exist in RL.
Heroic Bastard: One man's hero is another man's villain.
Hero with Bad Publicity: It would imply that the opponent is a villain.
Heteronormative Crusader: Too controversial.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: Too many to list and may attract Natter.
He Who Fights Monsters: Too controversial.
Hiding Behind Religion: Too controversial.
Hilariously Abusive Childhood: There is nothing funny about abuse.
Holier Than Thou: Too controversial.
Hollywood Atheist: Real life atheists aren't written to be stereotypes. There's a Useful Notes page if you’re interested.
Hollywood Autism: Potential flame bait.
Hollywood Pudgy: This trope is explicitly about a contrast with real life.
Honest Corporate Executive: Would spark a debate where some will prove this trope wrong.
Honor Before Reason: Attracted arguments over the examples, leading to Natter over what is exactly an honorable decision.
Honor-Related Abuse: Too disturbing and controversial, and other websites already have it covered.
Hot Consort: Too subjective and Unfortunate Implications.
Hot Guy, Ugly Wife: Highly subjective.
Hot Guys Are Bastards: Hotness trope.
Hot Gypsy Woman: Same reason as the other hotness tropes.
Hot Librarian: Like other appearance tropes, can attract creepiness and natter.
Hot Parents: Too subjective.
Hot Scientist: Same here.
Hot Scoop: Subjective
Ho Yay: Natter magnet. Real life page is part of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Humans Are Morons: There are no other sentient species that we can compare humanity to.
Humans Are the Real Monsters: See above.
Humans Kill Wantonly: Ditto.
Hypocrite: Flame War magnet, and way, way too universal.
Hysterical Woman: Extremely sexist in nature.
I Want Grandkids: Too much Truth in Television potential.
Icy Blue Eyes: See directly below.
Identical Stranger: Resemblance is often subjective.
If It's You, It's Okay: Prone to gushing in violation of our No Lewdness, No Prudishness policy. Examples about demisexuality in real life should go to Single-Target Sexuality.
If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten: Villain trope.
Impossible Hourglass Figure: This is physically impossible in real life.
Impossibly Delicious Food: Far too subjective.
Incompetence, Inc.: Far too many examples to list.
Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Humans are not 100% pure.
Industrialized Evil: Real Life industries aren't shoehorned to be evil.
Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Potential Flame Bait on which Real Life evil people is sympathetic and which is not.
Informed Ability: We probably don't want to know.
Inhumanly Beautiful Race: Would have tons of Unfortunate Implications.
In Name Only: The admins removed the section from this trope and disallowed restoring because of "Natter, Justifying Edits, non-examples, Complaining about things you don't like, and soapboxing."
Insane Admiral: Too many examples to list.
Insane Troll Logic: Might misconstrue into "thing some famous guy said that I disagree with therefore it is insane and dumb" when the trope is suppose to be about bizarre strawman logic. There were legitimate examples but the risks might not be worth it.
Inscrutable Oriental: Stereotyping isn't cool and this isn't the age of colonialism anymore.
Insignificant Little Blue Planet: The term "insignificant" attracts controversy.
Insufferable Genius: Attracts complaining. It would also boils down to calling smart people jerkasses.
Intellectually Supported Tyranny: What a wonderful place for petty grievances.
Interactive Narrator: Whether or not our real world is a narrative being told by a Narrator Who interacts with His creations is a touchy subject for some people on both sides of the issue, and there's really no way to empirically prove things one way or the other.
Interspecies Romance: Would lead to examples of bestiality.
Inspirationally Disadvantaged: People with disabilities/conditions are just like anyone else, and should be treated like anyone else.
I Reject Your Reality: Too controversial.
Irishman And A Jew: Listing examples is pointless and is a case of People Sit on Chairs in real life.
Irrational Hatred: Flame Bait; not our place to judge whether hate is rational or not.
It Is Beyond Saving: Flame magnet.
It's All About Me: While not quite an Evil trope, it's still about a generally negative trait attached to real people.
I Was Quite a Looker: This could be applied to pretty much anyone, since physical attractiveness generally declines with age.
The Jail Bait Wait: Too much information.
Jar Potty: Too much information.
Jerkass: Not nice to call other real people jerkasses, and too many to list.
Jerkass Has a Point: The wiki isn't for calling real life people jerkasses.
Jerkass Woobie: Would lead to endless debate on which jerk is sympathetic and which one is not. One person's Real Life Jerkass Woobie is another person's plain old jerkass.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: "With a heart of gold" or not, trope is still calling real life people jerkasses.
Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Villain trope, also generally a bad idea to go throwing this around on real life people.
Jumping the Shark: Too subjective, and far too many examples to list. The page only permits lampshades of the phrase instead.
Karma Houdini: Calling someone a villain because they got off free from something bad would have attracted flames. Real Life page is also a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Karmic Death: Villain trope about people who deserve to die.
Kick the Dog: Too controversial.
Kids Are Cruel: Bullying exists, but there are too many examples to list and it could hurt some people's sensibility.
Kill the Poor: Too controversial.
Killed Off for Real: In Real Life, this is People Sit on Chairs.
Kitschy Local Commercial: It would be used for complaining about commercials they don't like.
Knight Templar: Just another way to call real people evil. Do not confuse with The Knights Templar which is a historical organization that actually has little to do with the trope.
Lack of Empathy: Too many apathetic people to list.
Lady Macbeth: This is on the verge of calling real women villainesses.
Latin Lover: Stereotyping people is bad.
Lesser Star: Too controversial.
Legal Jail Bait: To list examples just attracts people looking for it. They can find it on their own.
Liberty Over Prosperity: Oh joy, another political debate.
Life Will Kill You: Everybody going to die anyway, so let's just enjoy life instead of fearing it.
Lipstick Lesbian: The sexuality of real life people is beyond the wiki's mission.
Littlest Cancer Patient: Real life children aren't written to be this.
Living with the Villain: Which good and evil people live with each other and which does not? Too subjective for a topic.
Looks Like She Is Enjoying It: Just asking for lewd gushing.
Loser Son of Loser Dad: Calling people a loser isn't any better than calling them a jerkass or evil.
Love It or Hate It: Too subjective and would attract natter.
Love Potion: In real life, this is called Date Rape, which is also on this index.
Lover and Beloved: Natter magnet.
Mad Doctor: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil or to make judgements on whether or not people are sane.
Magi Babble: Functional Magic doesn't exist in Real Life, so this trope can't apply to it.
Magical Native American: Not possible in real life, and rather stereotypical.
Magical Negro: Same as above.
Magnificent Bastard: Do we really need this for real life? Even though the TropeNamer was real, still...
Mail Order Bride: Too common for there to be all real life examples listed. Also looked like an ad for the practice.
Malcolm Xerox: Straw characters don't exist in real life.
The Man Behind the Man: Villain trope, requiring a real Big Bad hiding behind a fake one.
Man Child: Disparaging term that attracts Take Thats and Complaining.
Manipulative Bastard: Invites rambling on politicians and historical figures.
Man of Wealth and Taste: Lots of subjectivity on which evil people enjoy being rich and sharp-dressed and which does not.
Mary Sue: It does not make sense in the slightest for a real person to be a Mary Sue.
Matzo Fever: Stereotyping isn't cool.
Mayor Pain: Too many examples to list and shoehorning them as evil isn't very nice.
Meat Versus Veggies: Too controversial.
Meet the New Boss: Real Life people aren't written to be replaced with each other. Plus, it is a villain trope.
Mega Corp.: Full of Natter and Complaining, and the trope is primarily used for evil corporations.
Memetic Molester: Shoehorning a person as a molester would have drawn a lot of flames.
A Million Is a Statistic: It got ugly.
The Millstone: Not nice to call other people useless.
Minion with an F in Evil: Evil trope.
Missing Steps Plan: Serves no purpose as a real life trope.
Morality Chain: Invite endless debate on who is the person that stop another from becoming evil.
Moral Event Horizon: Too controversial.
Moral Myopia: Flame magnet.
More Dakka: Natter magnet.
Monster Misogyny: Calling real life people monsters isn't any better than calling them villains or evil.
Ms Red Ink: Stereotyping.
Mutilation Interrogation: We do not want examples of how humans mutilated others throughout history.
My Country, Right or Wrong: Would have lots of Misplaced Nationalism.
Mystical White Hair: The definition is "white hair as a mark of magical ability, spiritual powers, non-human background, or at the very least exceptional wisdom". As such, any real life examples are misuse (or controversial, if they're claiming the fourth meaning).
Narcissist: Too subjective.
Narm: It's impossible to list real life examples of tragedies being reacted to with laughter and derision in good taste. The Real Life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Nausea Fuel: We really don't want that kind of thing on here.
A Nazi by Any Other Name: Godwin's Law.
Near Villain Victory: Invites Edit Wars and Conversation in the Main Page on which Real Life villains nearly won the wars they're in.
Necessarily Evil: Evil things cannot be considered for the greater good. Plus, no Real Life people were trying to create a utopia.
Necromantic: Villain trope, and there's no bringing people back from the dead in Real Life.
Neglectful Precursors: Complaining gateway.
Nepotism: Too ubiquitous.
Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Too depressing.
Nice Character, Mean Actor: There are far too many examples.
Nice Guy: Too many to list.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Politics, looks like a huge pile of Flame Bait just waiting for a grenade to be thrown into it.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Again, we don't want to discuss politics which may only be Flame Bait.
Nightmare Fuel: Far too many examples to list and the degree of fear varies from person to person. Creepy examples, too.
No Bisexuals: Not true in real life.
Noble Top Enforcer: Controversy on which real life evil chancellors can be considered noble.
No Blood for Phlebotinum: Despite it happened in real life, it would've attracted a flame war on the site.
"No. Just... No" Reaction: Extensive Pot Hole misuse led to only supporting in-universe examples.
Nominal Hero: Too controversial. Who is a hero, and who is a hero only in name?
No Social Skills: Some people have trouble socializing with others. We're not here to mock them.
Nostalgia Filter: Natter and Flame Bait magnet.
Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Evil/villain trope.
No True Scotsman: This is a trope specifically about someone's standard of behavior. As such, having a real life list would attract people bashing others simply because they are not "their" version of a culture.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: One person's Real Life Not-So-Harmless Villain is another's hero who is also not so harmless.
Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: Too controversial.
Occupiers out of Our Country: Too many examples.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Calling real people stupid, or at least saying they're feigning stupidity.
Of the People: It'd be better not to imply that certain groups are denying other people's humanity by using their own name for their ethnicity.
Only Sane Man: Too controversial, gratuitous complaining about personal lives.
Opinion Myopia: Off-mission for the wiki, and unlike the fictional sections prone to Flame Bait issues.
Orcus on His Throne: This is an evil trope and this wiki is not the place to decide which real people are evil.
Outside-Context Villain - Calling real life people villains.
Outside Joke: We wouldn't get it and explaining it would just downplay the humor.
Overlord Jr.: Villain trope.
Pædo Hunt: Too controversial.
Parental Hypocrisy: This just opens the door for people to start complaining about their parents.
Path of Inspiration: TV Tropes is not the place to complain about real life religions.
Pay Evil unto Evil: Truth in Television, but there is high potential of Flame War on whether or not doing bad things on bad people is OK, to the point of glorification. Plus, shoehorning the victims as evil isn't a good idea either.
Peace & Love Incorporated: Calling real life organizations this could get us sued.
Pedophile Priest: Too controversial and stereotyping of priests as pedophiles.
Permanent Elected Official: In Real Life this is impossible in democracies unless the official was made a dictator, which is not what this trope is about. "In office for a long time/several terms" does not mean "in office permanently".
Pervert Revenge Mode: Too offensive.
Phony Veteran: Natter magnet.
Plant Person: Fantasy stuff.
Pointless Civic Project: Flame Bait, since one troper's pork-barrel project is another troper's much-needed civic improvement.
Police Are Useless: Because it would only lead to people complaining about police officers not performing their job.
Police Brutality: Natter magnet. Also, while police brutality is important to document, it's not the purpose of this wiki.
Police State: Too many examples to list.
Political Correctness Gone Mad: Too controversial.
Politically Correct History: Too controversial, leads to soapboxing.
Politically Incorrect Hero: Calling a person a "hero" in real life is highly subjective.
Politically Incorrect Villain: Even though this is Truth in Television, it is a villain trope. And it also practically invites an Edit War over calling racist people villains.
Pompous Political Pundit: Besides being Flame Bait like most Politics Tropes, the trope is expressly about fictional characters.
Positive Discrimination: Stereotyping is bad. Even "good" stereotyping.
Potty Emergency: Too Much Information, and People Sit on Chairs in real life.
Potty Failure: Too squicky and far too many examples.
Power Perversion Potential: Nobody has superpowers so it can't be applied.
Pragmatic Villainy: Same reason as Even Evil Has Standards, it's too controversial and would be Flame Bait and Godwin's Law.
Predatory Business: While these may exist in real life, the trope is about villainous companies, and this wiki isn't into calling real life people or organizations villains.
President Evil: Not nice to call a real President evil.
Pretty Boy: An appearance and beauty/attraction trope which invites gushing and adding Zero Context Examples of good-looking men in real life that editors think are cute.
The Prima Donna: Too subjective.
POW Camp: Everybody is aware that this happened, but it would attract natter and would be troll bait.
Proud Merchant Race: We'd prefer to avoid such an overarching stereotype.
Proud Scholar Race: Again, stereotyping.
Proud Warrior Race Guy: The unfortunate implications of flanderizing every member of an entire people as only being focused on combat and honor.
Psycho for Hire: Too controversial and there are too many examples to list.
Psycho Lesbian: Highly offensive.
Psychopathic Manchild: This is essentially one of those calling real people evil situations, besides having Unfortunate Implications about people with real mental illness.
Public Exposure: Too many examples over the course of history, and they could break our rules about lewdness.
Punch Clock Villain: Again, we don't call real people "evil" here.
Pure Is Not Good: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil.
Putting on the Reich: The trope is about using uniform designs as a shorthand for "evil group". Not only is the wiki not for calling real life people evil, but most real life people don't go "hey, let's make it obvious we're evil".
Pyrrhic Victory: Edit war which had the real life section cut.
Rage Quit: Too common. Besides, lots of people give up on something when they get frustrated.
Rape and Switch: Firstly, the overwhelming scientific evidence that Real Life sexuality doesn't work like that. Secondly, the very sensitive nature of the topic.
Rasputinian Death: Many examples are really just legends and rumors, and it's creepy to recount real cases of how people were brought to slow and painful deaths.
Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Natter magnet and not everyone in real life that has raven hair and ivory skin is beautiful.
Reality Ensues: Very redundant.
Real Women Never Wear Dresses: Stereotyping.
Red and Black and Evil All Over: It is not our place to make moral judgements on whether or not real people are evil.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: Evil trope, plus red eyes are pretty much impossible in real life.
Redheaded Bully: Villain trope, and there is no objective evidence that natural hair color actually has direct relationship to personality.
Red-Headed Hero: One man's hero is another's villain.
Redheads Are Uncool: Linking physical features with personality traits and calling people uncool.
Redshirt: Trope is for a character as a plot device, which requires a writer that real life lacks. Also, Redshirt is defined as being a good guy, making this also a morality trope.
Redshirt Army: Trope is for a group of characters as a plot device, which requires a writer that real life lacks. Also, Redshirt Army is defined as being good guys, making this also a morality trope.
Reign of Terror: Despite the Trope Namer, keeping a real life section would be asking for soapboxing and controversy.
Religion Is Wrong: Insulting religions.
Religion of Evil: It's not nice to call some of the religions evil.
Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Some reptiles are dangerous animals, yes, but that doesn't make them malicious beings of evil.
Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Calling real people The Scrappy, even if you claim that they were only such in the past, is not particularly nice.
Retired Monster: Same reason as Complete Monster, it would be a flame magnet.
Reverse Mole: This trope depends on one side being good and the other being evil.
The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: It's a given that revolutions require violence, but real life examples would be too controversial.
Rich Bitch: Attracts complaining and natter.
Right Wing Militia Fanatic: Shoehorning in real politicians and political organizations as villains.
Room 101: Talking about torture in Real Life is wrong.
Right-Hand Cat: Basically calling living real life political and religious figures evil.
Rose-Haired Girl: Linking physical features with personality traits.
Ruined FOREVER: People can't be Ruined FOREVER in real life and it's complaining.
Rule Abiding Rebel: Far too many examples in real life.
Sanity Tropes: This wiki isn't the place to diagnose mental illness.
Sassy Black Woman: Would have been filled with unfortunate implications. Also another way to stereotype people.
Scam Religion: Insulting religions.
Scapegoat Creator: Avoid Flame War as to whether or not real life has a creator.
Scary Amoral Religion: Again, TV Tropes is not the place for insulting religions.
Scary Black Man: Stereotyping isn't cool.
Science Is Bad: Insulting science.
The Scrappy: Flame Bait magnet and Complaining. Also, the article is about hated characters, making its existence in Real Life impossible anyway.
Screaming Plane Baby: We don't need to hear every example of a crying baby on a plane.
Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Controversial subject matter and natter.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Calling real life people evil, and in some cases used for materials that can't be evil because they don't have minds to have "evil" thoughts.
Selective Enforcement: Complaining about the police and accusations of racism.
Selective Obliviousness: Too controversial.
Sensual Slavs: Stereotyping people is bad.
Serial Killer Killer: The wiki doesn't praise real life killers, regardless of their target selection.
Sex Tropes: Too NSFW for this website and also a sensitive topic.
Above the Influence: Too controversial.
Accidental Pornomancer: Ditto.
Adaptational Sexuality: Controversial.
All Gays Are Promiscuous: Too controversial and flanderizing gay people isn't cool at all.
All Men Are Perverts: Too controversial and offensive.
All Women Are Doms All Men Are Subs: Highly offensive and incorrect.
All Women Are Lustful: Highly offensive and incorrect.
All Women Are Prudes: Ditto.
Am I Just a Toy to You?: Too controversial and offensive.
The Art of Bra Removal: Unhooking a bra is fairly easy in real life.
Asexuality: Too many asexual people to list.
Auto Erotica: It would attract natter and gushing.
Awful British Sex Comedy: Would be Complaining About Shows You Don't Like.
Bawdy Song: It would bring Conversation in the Main Page.
Bed Trick: We'd rather not know.
Bestiality Is Depraved: We'd rather not know.
Better Than Sex: Too subjective.
Bigger Is Better in Bed: Way too much information.
Bikini Bar: Would attract gushing.
Boldly Coming: Not even possible in real life. Probably.
Bondage Is Bad: Also an Evil Trope.
Bow Chicka Wow Wow: Could possibly be a natter magnet.
Brains and Bondage: Stereotypes the BDSM community.
Breaking In Old Habits: The trope is about masturbation, which could attract all sorts of squick.
Brother-Sister Incest: Very squicky.
But I Would Really Enjoy It: Could possibly be misogyny or misandry.
But Liquor Is Quicker: Natter and flame bait as it's considered statutory rape in some jurisdictions.
But Not Too Bi: See directly below.
But Not Too Gay: Real life people cannot be more or less gay.
Calling Your Orgasms: Unfortunate Implications.
Can't Have Sex, Ever: Since this is about magical reasons for not having sex, this is impossible in real life.
Cargo Envy: Real life examples would end up being fetishy and natter bait.
Casting Couch: A real life example would be flame bait.
Casual Kink: Subjective as to what "casual" means.
Catholic School Girls Rule: Stereotyping is bad.
Caught with Your Pants Down: Too much information.
Coitus Ensues: This is a writing trope.
Coitus Uninterruptus: There is no reason for us to know this.
Combat Sadomasochist: More BDSM stereotyping.
Come Back to Bed, Honey: Too much information.
Comforting the Widow: Too depressing, and not safe for work.
Comic Sutra: Real life does not have subtext.
Coming and Going: It's about foreshadowing.
Compensating for Something: Would lead to baseless accusations.
Conveniently Common Kink: A real life list of this would be too long.
Covert Pervert: It would lead to baseless accusations and flame wars.
A Date with Rosie Palms: We don't need to list real examples of people masturbating.
Death by Sex: It's foreshadowing.
Delivery Stork: No, that is not where babies come from.
Destructo-Nookie: Not even remotely possible in real life.
Deus Sex Machina: It's a trope about a storyline, which does not occur in Real Life.
Did the Earth Move for You, Too?: Impossible in real life.
Did They or Didn't They?: Too much information.
Did You Just Have Sex?: Too personal.
Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Not possible.
Dirty Mind-Reading: Also not possible.
Dominatrix: More BDSM stereotyping.
Don't Come A-Knockin': Really?
Double Entendre: Too much information.
Do You Want to Copulate?: Squick.
Dress Hits Floor: It's a trope that specifically deals with cinematography, which is not how we see things in real life.
Elevator Going Down: We don't want to know.
Entitled to Have You: Controversial and very easy to offend people with it.
Erotic Asphyxiation: Do not try this at home!
Erotic Dream: Too much information.
Erotic Eating: The examples got too explicit.
Eternal Sexual Freedom: Patently false.
Ethical Slut: Contradictory by nature and would lead to natter.
Europeans Are Kinky: Stereotyping is bad.
Everybody Has Lots of Sex: Untrue in real life.
Exotic Equipment: There are no alien species known and this trope does not apply to sex toys.
Extreme Omnisexual: It would attract some creepy gushing and natter.
Face Full of Alien Wing-Wong: See above.
Fantastic Arousal: See above.
Fetish Retardant: Subjective.
Free-Love Future: The keyword being future.
Friends with Benefits: Unfortunate Implications.
Gag Penis: Too squicky for real life examples.
Gay Option: Real Life is not a Dating Sim.
Genius Breeding Act: Eugenics is not something we need to talk about here.
Get a Room!: Not family friendly.
Girl on Girl Is Hot: Subjective.
Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Not family friendly.
Good People Have Good Sex: Calling people good.
G-Rated Sex: This really can't happen in real life given that sex by definition is not G rated.
The Grunting Orgasm: Not family friendly.
Guy on Guy Is Hot: Same reason as Girl on Girl Is Hot.
Happy Ending Massage: It would degenerate into a list of these places, which is illegal under general US law.
Have I Mentioned I Am Sexually Active Today?: Too much information.
Head-Tiltingly Kinky: Not family friendly.
Hemo Erotic: Not family friendly.
Hookers and Blow: Not family friendly.
Horny Devils: As far as we know, demons don't exist.
Hot Coffee Minigame: Minigames don't happen in Real Life.
Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Squick.
I Call Him "Mister Happy": Too much information.
Idealized Sex: Note the word "idealized".
IKEA Erotica: This is a reaction trope, and since real life does not have an audience, this is physically impossible.
I Kiss Your Foot: Could lead to fetishy examples very quickly.
I'll Be in My Bunk: We do not need to know about this.
The Immodest Orgasm: We do not want to know about this.
Innocent Innuendo: See Double Entendre above.
Insatiable Newlyweds: Not family friendly. You just want to make us all jealous, anyway.
Instant Seduction: It would degenerate into listing personal fetishes.
Intercourse with You: This is a lyrical trope.
The Internet Is for Porn: This Very Wiki proves this is untrue.
Interplay of Sex and Violence: Real life does not have a viewer.
Interspecies Romance: Humanity has not come into contact with any alien species and this trope is not about bestiality.
Intimate Psychotherapy: Not family friendly.
Introduction By Hookup: No need to gossip about real life people.
Jail Bait: A real life example would come close to breaking the rules of this wiki.
Jail Bait Wait: See above.
Jewish American Princess: Stereotyping is bad.
Jizzed in My Pants: Not family friendly.
Just Like Making Love: Very subjective and fetishy.
Kissing Cousins: Way too many examples to list.
Kiss of the Vampire: Vampires do not exist in real life.
Language of Love: This would be stereotyping.
Law of Inverse Fertility: We are not here to make fun of infertile people.
Let's Wait Awhile: Not family friendly.
Lewd Lust, Chaste Sex: It's about editing. Real Life sex is not chaste.
Lie Back and Think of England: It's a subjective trope.
Living Aphrodisiac: Not realistic.
The Loins Sleep Tonight: Too much information.
A Love to Dismember: There is absolutely no point in listing this.
Lust Object: Not family friendly.
Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Not family friendly.
Man, I Feel Like a Woman : This is impossible in real life.
A Man Is Always Eager: Not true.
A Man Is Not a Virgin: Arguably misandrist.
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex: Cannot happen in real life.
Mars Needs Women: No aliens are known to exist in Real Life.
Mate or Die: This is Truth in Television for some animals, but not for humans.
Mating Dance: Ditto.
Matzo Fever: Stereotyping.
Mental Affair: Physically impossible.
Mile-High Club: Too much information.
Mills and Boon Prose: Real life does not have a narrator.
The Modest Orgasm: Too much information.
Mrs. Robinson: Insulting to older women.
Must Not Die a Virgin: Not family friendly.
My Girl Is Not a Slut: Gossip.
My Girl Is a Slut: See above.
My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: This can't happen in Real Life.
Nature Abhors a Virgin: Not actually true.
Nature Adores a Virgin: This isn't true either.
Naughty by Night: Not family friendly.
Naughty Under the Table: Not family friendly.
Need a Hand, or a Handjob?: Not family friendly.
Nerds Are Virgins: Offensive to many on this site and inaccurate.
Next Thing They Knew: Not family friendly.
Nocturnal Emission: Too common in real life.
No Heterosexual Sex Allowed: Squick and controversy.
Nosebleed: Most people don't consider these attractive.
No Sex Allowed: Not family friendly.
Not Right in the Bed: Impossible in real life.
One Thing Led to Another: Not family friendly.
Only You Can Repopulate My Race: There are no alien species that we know of.
Optional Sexual Encounter: We would have to list every sexual encounter that ever happened, which is impossible.
Orgasmically Delicious: Not family friendly.
Out with a Bang: Not family friendly.
Parental Incest: Too common to list.
Parental Sexuality Squick: Squick.
Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Too much information.
A Party Also Known as an Orgy: There is no need for a list of these.
Phallic Weapon: Listing penis-shaped objects is not something we want here.
Pity Sex: This is incredibly unrealistic in Real Life, not to mention arguably misogynist or misandrist.
Pizza Boy Special Delivery: Pizza delivery people often receive special training to defy this anyways.
Plot Armor: It simply doesn't exist in Real Life.
The Pornomancer: Not possible, and not appropriate.
Power is Sexy: This has loads of Unfortunate Implications.
Power Perversion Potential: Real people do not have superpowers, besides that, would we want to know?
Pre-Climax Climax: Real life is not a regimented Black and White Morality story. Also, not appropriate.
Primal Scene: Too much information.
Professionals Do It On Desks: Not family friendly.
Professional Sex Ed: Not family friendly.
Queer People Are Funny: This would be homophobic if applied to Real Life.
Quest for Sex: Not family friendly.
Raging Stiffie: Too much information.
Rape and Switch: This isn't possible in real life.
Ready for Lovemaking: Too much information.
Really Gets Around: This Wiki is not a place to gossip.
Redemption Equals Sex: Would be calling real people evil, also Unfortunate Implications.
Red Light District: They're illegal under US law. A Real Life example would just be a list of these.
Rescue Sex: Not family friendly.
Robosexual: Way too much information.
Safe Word: Not family friendly.
Screw Yourself: Impossible in real life.
Self-Abuse: Too much information.
Sex as Rite-of-Passage: It does happen in real life, but this is not the place for such things.
Sexbot: Does not exist yet.
Sex by Proxy: Impossible in Real Life.
Sex Comedy: Too much information.
Sex Equals Love: Not all types of sex equals love.
Sex Face Turn: Would be calling real people "evil", not to mention this being full of Unfortunate Implications.
Sex for Product: Highly offensive.
Sex for Services: Highly offensive.
Sex for Solace: Highly offensive.
Sex God: As of now, there are no gods scientifically proven to exist.
Sexiled: It would be too squicky for real life examples.
Sex Is Cool: This is true so it doesn't need any examples.
Sex Is Evil: Highly offensive and incorrect.
Sex Is Evil and I Am Horny: Would be calling people who have sex evil.
Sex Is Good: Not family friendly, nor is this trope realistic.
Sex Is Interesting: Subjective and not really something we wish to get into.
Sex Is Liberation: It's not.
Sex Is Violence: See above.
Sexless Marriage: Not a gossip column.
Sex Montage: This is an editing trope.
Sex Slave: If it's considered a crime against humanity, then we don't want to know.
Sex Tourism: Not family friendly.
Sexual Extortion: Not family friendly.
Sexual Karma: Not realistic and NSFW.
Sexy Coat Flashing: Not family friendly.
Sexy Discretion Shot: This is specifically about camerawork, which does not exist in Real Life.
Shower of Love: Not family friendly.
Single Mom Stripper: While this is Truth in Television, it would lead to too many examples.
Sleeps with Everyone but You: Would lead to complaining.
Slut Shaming: Really, really offensive.
Something Else Also Rises: Squick.
Son of a Whore: Would lead to baseless accusations and gossip.
Sour Prudes: Same reason as Sex Is Evil and I Am Horny.
Speed Sex: Not family friendly.
Stalker with a Test Tube
STD Immunity: No one actually has this.
Strangely Arousing: Already covered by the Fetish Fuel wiki.
The Tease: We don't need a list of these.
Technical Virgin: Not family friendly.
Teeny Weenie: We don't need to know.
Their First Time: Not family friendly.
This and That
A Threesome is Hot: Subjective.
Three-Way Sex: Not family friendly.
Too Kinky to Torture: Not family friendly.
Twincest: Same reason as Brother-Sister Incest and Parental Incest above.
Twin Threesome Fantasy: Not family friendly.
Two-Person Pool Party
Think Unsexy Thoughts: Precisely.
The Unfair Sex: Too many examples to name, and would attract natter.
Unfortunate Character Design: Real Life people are not designed.
Vagina Dentata: Does not exist.
Vampires Are Sex Gods: Vampires do not exist.
Villainous Incest: Would be calling people who commits incest villains.
Virgin Sacrifice: None need to be made in Real Life.
Visual Innuendo: Too much information.
Wall Bang Her
You Need to Get Laid
You Sexy Beast: Subjective.
Sexual Harassment and Rape Tropes, due to being a controversial and sensitive topic:
Aliens Made Them Do It: Highly offensive and impossible.
All Abusers Are Male: Highly offensive and incorrect.
All Men Are Rapists: Highly offensive and incorrect.
Anal Probing: Offensive, squicky, and impossible.
And Now You Must Marry Me: Too common to list, offensive, and squicky.
Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: Highly offensive and controversial.
Attempted Rape: Highly sensitive and personal subject.
Bastard Boyfriend: The trope is about how abuse is portrayed, and real life doesn't have a narrator. A person portraying real life abuse as sexy or romantic would not count as an example, and would be highly offensive anyway.
Bastard Girlfriend: Same reason as Bastard Boyfriend above.
Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me: NSFW.
Bed Trick: Too much information.
Black Comedy Rape: Real life is not a comedy or fiction, and rape is never funny.
But Liquor Is Quicker: Too much information.
Child by Rape: Highly offensive and personal.
Date Rape: Very personal, and very controversial subject. Love Potion is also on the index for the same reason.
Date Rape Averted: As with Attempted Rape, we don't need to know.
Defiled Forever: Extremely offensive.
Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal: Offensive, and as far as we know, impossible to verify.
Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female: Highly offensive.
Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Highly offensive.
Double Standard: Rape, Male on Male: Highly offensive.
Double Standard: Rape, Sci-Fi: Highly offensive, and inherently impossible.
Droit du Seigneur: Highly offensive, and not verified historically.
Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!: Highly offensive.
False Rape Accusation: Way too controversial for Real Life examples.
Gratuitous Rape: Too controversial.
I Have You Now, My Pretty: Way too creepy.
Marital Rape License: Too controversial.
Medical Rape and Impregnate: Extremely offensive, controversial, and squicky.
Mind Rape: Not even possible in real life.
Murderers Are Rapists: Way too controversial.
Near-Rape Experience: Highly offensive.
"Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization: Extremely offensive.
Post Rape Taunt: Highly offensive and too personal.
Prison Rape: Too much information.
Rape and Revenge: Highly offensive.
Rape and Switch: Extremely offensive and very discredited.
Rape as Backstory: Too common, too personal, and none of our business.
Rape By Proxy: Highly offensive.
Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Highly offensive and controversial.
Rape Leads To Insanity: Way too personal.
Rape, Pillage, and Burn: villain trope.
Rape Portrayed As Redemption: Highly offensive.
Romanticized Abuse: Same reason as Bastard Boyfriend above.
Scarpia Ultimatum: Villain trope.
The Women Are Safe With Us: Really?
You Would Make a Great Model: Highly offensive as well as illegal.
She Is Not My Girlfriend: Bait for complaining about personal lives.
Shiksa Goddess: Listing cross-religious couples implies they're only lovers because of his sexual fetish, which is simply degrading (and latently anti-semitic).
Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Linking physical features with personality traits.
Sinister Minister: Too controversial and not nice to call ministers evil.
Sissy Villain: Men with feminine traits ain't scripted to be villains.
Sleazy Politician: Too controversial. It would also be a way to insult politics.
Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Flamebait.
Sliding Scale of Villain Threat: Invites Flame Wars and Conversation in the Main Page on which evil people can be labelled by which villain threat.
Slipping a Mickey: Frequently combines with rape; rape tropes don't get real life examples.
Small Name, Big Ego: Used only for insulting people.
Smug Snake: Natter magnet and it was used to insult people. It would also be another way of call someone a jerkass.
The Smurfette Principle: One woman living in a place is not possible in real life.
Sociopathic Hero: It would lead to people calling sociopathy good, which is subjective.
Soldiers at the Rear: Too controversial.
Sorting Algorithm of Deadness: Useless in real life, and besides everyone would be 4's anyway
Speak Ill of the Dead: Too controversial.
Spicy Latina: Stereotyping is bad.
Staged Populist Uprising: Too political.
Starfish Language: Every language is alien if you look at it from far enough away, as our Useful Notes page on this topic points out.
The Starscream: Betrayal does happen in real life, but because of the nature of this trope, it would be calling someone evil.
Statuesque Stunner: Invites unnecessary gushing.
Stop Being Stereotypical: We're not here to criticise and pass judgement on real life people's actions.
Stop Worshipping Me: We don't want to call other people's religions false.
Straight Edge Evil: Godwin's Law on which evil people say no to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy habits.
Straight Gay: Attracts examples that don't fit the trope or are meaningless. Also, people are too complex to fit in any stereotype.
Straw Character: Real Life people aren't written to be Straw Characters.
Stupid Crooks: Because there're so many of them it would take an entire website to list them all (and because those websites already exist).
Suffers Newbies Poorly: Natter magnet.
Super Weight: Most of this is impossible in real life anyway.
Sweater Girl: Creepiness magnet. The wiki isn't for talking about attractive real life people.
Sympathetic Murderer: This is not a place for glorifying murder.
Sympathy for the Devil: Endless debate on which bad person can be sympathized with and which is not. Also, calling people devils is a way to say that they are evil.
Totalitarian Utilitarian: Too controversial.
Toxic Phlebotinum: Phlebotinum is basically "plot fuel" with Powers As The Plot Demands, and there is no plot written by a creator for real life.
Trade Your Passion for Glory: Can just be accusing someone of "selling out".
Transparent Closet: TV Tropes is not a gossip column.
Trigger: We should not mock those who suffer PTSD.
Troll: Far too many examples.
Troperiffic: Tropes and cliches apply to fiction; you can't exactly tropify real life, let alone "lampshade" such concepts.
Trophy Wife: Highly contentious and subjective.
Trouble from the Past: We're already paying for what we did 100 years ago...
Tsundere: Again, not good to call someone mean just because of this trope. The Real Life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
The Tyson Zone: The trope as a whole invites gossip about real life celebrities, and "bizarre" is subjective.
Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Highly subjective.
The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: See above.
Underdogs Never Lose: A narrative trope, so it doesn't really apply to real life. It is supposed to document a way in which fiction differs from reality.
The Unfair Sex: Gender War ahoy!
Unholy Matrimony: Real life lovers ain't scripted to be evil.
Unique Items: Almost everything in Real Life is intended to be one, so as to avoid confusion.
Unplanned Crossdressing: It's impossible to determine if the crossdressing was truly accidental or a stunt.
Unproblematic Prostitution: Unfortunate Implications.
Unprovoked Pervert Payback: No reason to list this.
Utopia Justifies the Means: It invites an Edit War over whose utopia is good or bad.
Unwanted False Faith: We don't want to call other people's religions false.
Uriah Gambit: Would attract conspiracy theories that go nowhere.
Used to Be a Sweet Kid: High potential of Flame Bait over who used to be nice when they're young and who's not.
Values Dissonance: Value differences between different places or time periods are too common to list. Without reference to media or storytelling, collecting them isn't part of the wiki's mission.
Villain Decay: Not only a villain trope, but a trope about narrative intent, which is impossible due to real life not having a story writer.
Villainous Breakdown: Practically invites Edit Wars and Natter over which evil people always have their breakdowns.
Villains Blend In Better: Calling real life people villains.
Villainous BSOD: Which people who do bad things feel guilty about what they did and which does not? Too controversial and also a villain trope.
Villainous Crush: The villain thing again.
Villainous Glutton: We don't need to know about overeating villains. Plus, it's another way of calling someone evil.
Villains Out Shopping: The topic about evil people who went out shopping in Real Life is just too subjective.
Villain Team-Up: Villain, once again.
Villain with Good Publicity: It would just be about calling popular figures villains. Not to mention it implies that the opponent is a hero.
Vindicated by History: Natter and flame magnet.
Violent Glaswegian: Ethnic stereotype.
Visionary Villain: Villain, once again.
Wall Banger: Would be nothing but complaining and a flame target. The Real Life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
War Is Hell: Practically invites Flame Wars and Natter over controversial wars.
Was It Really Worth It?: Would attract soapboxing, provincialism and self-indulgence.
We Care: Led to bashing of any company an editor didn't like.
Weirdness Magnet: The trope is about supernatural weirdness.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Who is really "extreme" and who is not? Who really has good intentions, and who do not? Too YMMV, and also too controversial.
Western Terrorists: Way too controversial.
We Will Have Euthanasia in the Future: Controversial, and speculative by nature.
Wham Episode: Real Life isn't scripted. The Real Life subpage is a member of the Permanent Red Link Club.
Wham Line: Same reason as the above.
What an Idiot: Invitation to complaining and Flame Bait.
What Could Have Been: The trope requires a writer or director, which real life doesn't have.
What Measure Is a Non-Human?: It would be full of complaining and also Flame Bait.
What the Hell, Hero?: The wiki isn't for making morality judgements of real people.
White Hair, Black Heart: The trope is hair color as a sign of villainy, and the wiki doesn't call real life people villains.
Who Shot JFK?: It was Lee Harvey Oswald. We don't need conspiracy theories on the wiki outside of the WMG pages.
Wicked Cultured: Potential Flame Bait and we do not call real life people evil.
Wicked Stepmother: Calling people evil/wicked.
Wife-Basher Basher: Has the potential for Flame Bait and is a sensitive real life issue. Closely related tropes Even Evil Has Standards and Pay Evil unto Evil prohibit real life examples, as well.
Windmill Political: Way too controversial.
Wizarding School: No such thing in real life.
The Woobie: Natter magnet, objectification of real people, and People Sit on Chairs since anyone can be one.
The Worf Effect: It's not nice to mock anyone when they're down, even if they are big and powerful.
Worth It: See Was It Really Worth It?
Would Hurt a Child: Having a list of real life sick freaks who hurt children isn't necessary, plus it's too horrible and depressing.
Yandere: Isn't it too creepy to have a list of people who are or were obsessed with someone to the point of insanity, brutality, violence and/or murder? Also too controversial.
Year Inside, Hour Outside: Fantasy trope not possible in real life.
Yellow Peril: Villain trope, as well as stereotyping Asians.
You Must Be This Tall To Ride: It's Truth in Television.
"You're Not My Type": Too much information.
Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: We don't need political/ideological debates or justifications.