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Naming a Trope can be difficult. Generally, there is a trade-off between descriptive naming and clever naming, as many clever names only make sense to members of a particular fanbase. This page is here as an archive of names that were just a little bit too obscure to stay, too easy to misinterpret, too similar to an unrelated trope, not sounding neutral enough, or otherwise deemed unworthy. Trope names based on a character (or other reference to a specific work) have fallen out of fashion, because not everyone watches the same shows. Some other common themes in renames are:
Examples (sorted by new name)