Darth Wiki / Crappy Trope Definitions

Are you tired of the boring old accurate trope definitions? Never fear! For according to some tropers, we don't need to actually go to the page and read the definition. We can shoehorn any example into any trope, no matter how little sense it makes!

See also, How Not to Write an Example, and How Not To Write A Trope Page

  • Deconstruction: A dark, edgy awesome show!
  • Eldritch Abomination: A catch-all term for any big, scary monster!
  • Epic Fail: Want to complain about something you don't like? Just pothole it to this page. Don't care that it violates the In-Universe Examples Only warning on the page.
  • Expy: This character is kind of like this character, and we'll pretend it's not a coincidence. Bonus points if the "copied" character is extremely obscure.
  • Five Man Band: Any group of people, even if it's not five people, can be shoehorned here. You can also pick people who never interact or are not even aware of each other's existence. If two of the roles are duplicated, or the characterization is ignored for the role, don't fret. You're doing it right!
  • Reconstruction: Like the opposite of a Deconstruction but even more awesome!
  • Shout-Out: This part of this show is kind of like this other show.

  • Actor Allusion: Hey it's not the first time this actor played this archetypal character!

Audience Reactions: After all, audience reactions are subjective, and therefore you can put anything there as you please!
  • Audience-Alienating Premise: This show doesn't appeal to you, so therefore it appeals to no one else.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Any scene that is even remotely weird.
  • Broken Base: A lot of people like something you don't.
  • Complete Monster: Any villain who does anything bad. If your show doesn't have one, it sucks. It can apply to any show, even G-rated shows created for toddlers. After all, a school bully or a jerkass is totally comparable to dictators, serial killers, rapists, and child abusers.
  • Crazy Awesome: A character is awesome. Forget about the crazy part.
  • Critical Research Failure: Obviously, the author is a giant idiot. They couldn't have known the fact and ignored it for a good story. And the fact couldn't have been too obscure to all but experts.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Any character other than the main character who is popular, even if that character plays a major role.
  • It Was His Sled: You know what happened in this movie/show, and therefore, the entire world knows as well!
  • Mary Sue: Any character that is any bit special that you dislike. After all, we only want boring losers as protagonists! Bonus points if the character is female.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The villain does anything bad, from committing mass murder to being a jerk. Bonus points if you use it for real life actions, including petty stuff like your favorite show being canceled or someone changing something about it.
  • Most Triumphant Example: The show you like has an example of a trope.
  • Narm: Anything in the show that annoys you since Dethroning Moment of Suck is limited to only one example per troper.
  • The Scrappy: You don't need objective criteria like popularity polls or critic's reviews to define it. Just put any character that you dislike.
  • Snark Bait: When a film has less than 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes.