- The Evil Overlord List is all about an aspiring Evil Overlord who, noting every villain they've seen or read about always lose by making the same mistakes, makes a handy guide to being a savvy villain.
- Most of the protagonists in the Whateley Universe grew up reading Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and watching lots of anime, so they're pretty well suited to be growing up as mutants in a superhero universe.
- Zeke Strahm of Seeking Truth is very familiar with The Slender Man Mythos, and it shows.
- In Astoundingly Unoriginal Adventure text adventure style forum game, the character "BITTER CYNIC" (BC) is alarmingly this. He actually makes reference to TV Tropes and says he spends a lot of time on it.
- The hosts of Eat Your Kimchi, Simon and Martina Stawski are savvy with both North American and Korean popular culture.
- The Real Trailer, Fake Movie for Hell No: The Sensible Horror Movie.
Person A: Hey, look what I got! It's that video tape that if you watch it, you die in five days!
Person B: Really? Let me see that.
Breaks the tape over his leg, and then proceeds to go outside and smash the remains of the tape with a baseball bat.
- Every single character in T.O.T., regardless of their age, is fully aware that they're in a horror novel and do the exact opposite of what a protagonist in a horror story shouldn't do. Unfortunately, Maximus Slade is also genre savvy and makes it hard for the protagonists to survive regardless.