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Abandon Shipping has nothing to do with using (or not using) UPS, FedEx, or DHL.
Above Good and Evil is not the sequel to Beyond Good & Evil we're never going to get.
Absolute Cleavage is not a particularly saucy ad for "Absolut Vodka".
Acceptable Targets do not refer to Target stores that you go to.
The Ace is not referring to cards. For example, there's no trope called "The Seven Of Clubs".
Achilles in His Tent has absolutely nothing to do with I'll Be in My Bunk.
An Action Bomb is not an action movie that flopped commercially.
Actor Tips are not tips from actors, but tips for actors, so you weren't that far off.
It also has nothing to do with compensating for sales tax.
Nor is it a game similar to cow tipping involving actors.
Adam Westing has nothing to do with Samuel Westing of the novel . Nor does either have anything to do with Wrestling.
The Westing Game Adult Fear is not about characters who are scared of adults, nor is it about a horror-themed block on [adult swim].
Affirmative Action Girl is not a black Action Girl (nor, more specifically, a Dark Action Girl). Sorry.
After the End is not The Stinger happening after The End is shown or told.
Ain't No Rule used to mean Animal Athlete Loophole, but is now a redirect to Loophole Abuse.
Airplane Arms are not weapons installed in an airplane.
Airplane of Love has nothing to do with joining the Mile-High Club.
... and neither with making Airplane Arms because you're in love.
Airport Fantasy does not involve goblins checking your luggage - or another kind of fantasy. See Airplane of Love (or don't).
Akashic Records is not the name of a record label.
An All-Blue Entry is not a Wiki entry that is entirely depressed.
It is not an entry that's covered in clues, either.
Neither is it Sanji finally achieving his dream.
It is also not filled with dirty jokes. Except this one.
It is also not about 100% support for the Democratic Party, no matter what Conservapedia would have you think.
It is also not a Wiki entry that has been taken over by the Happy Happy Cult.
Neither is it Sutter Cane's favorite article.
It is also not one of Battler Ushiromiya's murder theories.
All Girls Want Bad Boys is not a statement on what movie young females want to see.
All Lesbians Want Kids is not a Sub-Trope or Distaff Counterpart of All Gays Are Pedophiles.
All-Star Cast is not about stellar objects who can act (even if some solar bodies could actually act).
All There Is to Know About "The Crying Game" is not a ruleset for a game that involves crying.
All Trolls Are Different is not a speech reaffirming the diversity and individuality of those who have fallen victim to the GIFT.
Almighty Idiot does not refer to an idiot who takes Too Dumb to Live to previously unseen heights.
Almighty Janitor is not referring to Janitor. However almighty she might be, she's an admin and therefore disqualified from the trope.
Alpha Bitch is not about a member of a wolf pack.
Nor is it a breakfast cereal by Post, spoken with a cleft palate.
Nor is it a woman on the way to becoming a Beta Test Baddie.
Already Undone for You is not about clothing.
Alternate Reality Game has absolutely nothing to do with .
Bokurano Alt-itis has nothing to do with overuse of Alt Text.
Aluminum Christmas Trees is not related to Epileptic Trees. Or is it?
Always Camp is not advice about what to do for a holiday. Or in an FPS.
Always Murder is not an instruction, no matter what the voices in your head say. Nor does it mean that self-defense and involuntary manslaughter should always count as murder. It is not the opposite of Never One Murder, or synonymous with Never Suicide.
Ambiguously Brown should not be confused with Sesquipedalian Smith.
Ancient Astronauts are not spacefaring ancient Romans or Egyptians. (Well, where the Earthlings discovered space travel on their own.) And certainly not The Bible in Space.
Despite what one might glean from Haley Starshine, And Your Little Dog Too is not a villainous version of a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
Ancient Grome is not a reference to the god of Earth in the Elric of Melniboné universe.
And Another Thing... is not related in any way to And Some Other Stuff.
And Knowing Is Half the Battle does not refer to knowing a specific strategy that is needed to defeat a given boss.
And The Rest is not about a nap someone takes following a lot of physical activity.
And Some Other Stuff is not the sequel to the movie about sentient ice-cream.
And Your Reward Is Clothes has nothing to do with freeing servant spirits, fairy-tale or otherwise.
Nor is it about subjecting impoverished people in third-world countries to competitions with getting clothes to wear as an incentive.
Angrish has nothing to do with Ang Lee.
An Animal Eye Spy is not a spy with those slit pupils of a cat or the rectangular pupils of a goat, nor is it an I Spy book with a biological theme.
The Animation Age Ghetto is not Toon Town. Nor does it refer to Fat Albert's neighbourhood.
It also does not refer to some "Animation Age" when animated works were the dominant media output.
The word "animate" in Animate Inanimate Object is not a verb, and that trope, therefore, is not the name of a spell.
Anime First is not what an Otaku says when he needs to decide what to save in a house fire.
Ankle Drag has nothing to do with cross-dressing feet.
Annoying Arrows are not arrow signs that try to lead you in the wrong direction. Nor are they found anywhere in Dance Dance Revolution songs, however annoying they may be.
An Anti Christmas Song does not (necessarily) celebrate the birth of the Anti-Christ.
Anti-Human Alliance is not (necessarily) about 's Orcish Horde.
Warcraft Anti-Vehicle is not a work produced to prove to the industry that its star should never receive a leading role again.
Anvilicious is not about the taste of anvils or other metalworking equipment. It also has nothing to do with dropping anvils on cartoon characters, and less than nothing to do with the passages in Richard Wagner's scored for 18 anvils.
Das Rheingold Anyone You Know is a question, not an incomplete statement.
Apocalypse Not is also the title of one of Charmed's episodes, but it's not even close to an example.
Apocalypse of the Week is not about shows that threaten to end existence in a different way every episode.
Apocalypse Wow is not about what happened just before the latest expansion (though it might fit).
World of Warcraft Apocalyptic Log has nothing to do with world-ending lumber, though one could conceivably be created as a result of it.
Nor is it about the logarithm with base 666.
An Apple of Discord is not shipping one of the Mane Six with a draconequus.
Arc Number is not the integral from a to b of the square root of (1 + f'(x) ^2).
Arc Welding is not about welding metal using arcing electricity.
Arch-Enemy is not an example of Malevolent Architecture.
Armed With Canon is not about usage of Canon cameras as weapons.
An Arm Cannon is not a cannon that shoots arms at people.
Armor-Piercing Slap is not literally an Armor-Piercing Attack, because that would hurt a lot. (Ms. Mowz in manages to have it both ways, though.)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door An Artifact of Doom does not necessarily belong to Doctor Doom. It is also not specifically an artifact found in the Temple of Doom, nor a well-known vertical line rendering glitch in the first level of the video game .
Doom Artificial Atmospheric Actions are not actions taken by atmospheres that are created artificially.
The Artful Dodger is not about a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers who's particularly artistic or art-loving.
Artificial Brilliance has nothing to do with Polishing The Turd.
Artistic License is not a card that says someone is part of a painter's guild.
Nor does it mean you need a license to be an artist.
Nor that you're distributing a Perl interpreter.
Artistic License - Ships does not refer to an author ignoring the way Shipping works.
Art-Style Dissonance is not about visual works using several art-styles that do not match.
An Ascended Extra most likely did not Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence.
Ash Face is not someone whose face has a resemblence of a certain deciduous tree. Or S-Mart employee. Or Pokémon Trainer.
Ass in a Lion Skin is not about covering one's derričre with a mane.
Ass Kicks You is not about a donkey kicking someone.
Nor is it merely the act of a complete jerk who kicks you.
Asshole Victim is not about what producer did to him during the infamous naked fight.
Borat's Ass Pull is not about carts pulled by donkeys.
Nor is it about stretching the anus by pulling.
Ass Shove is similarly not about a donkey shoving people. Nor is it about using your butt to shove people.
And to combine the above two, Ass Pull and Ass Shove are not opposite tropes.
A-Team Firing is not an occasion where everyone on the team gets fired.
Ate His Gun is not about monsters eating your weapons.
Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever is not The Stoic's response to the Big "NO!".
Attention Whore is not commanding a hooker to listen to you.
Nor it is a warning to other people that a woman of low morality is approaching.
The Artifact is not about the contents of Section 5. Well, former contents, anyways...
Author Appeal does not necessarily encompass everything an author likes.
Nor is it about appealing to an author to get Fanon to get included in the Canon.
Nor is it about an author attempting to have a legal case reviewed by a higher court.
Autodoc has little-to-nothing to do with Ratchet. And he'd resent you for thinking of him like that.
Auto Erotica is not about having sex with a Transformer. If you want that, it's not hard to find on the Internet... or official merchandise.
It also has nothing to do with masturbation.
Or with anthropomorphic cars making out.
Awesome McCoolname is not an Irish Nineties Anti-Hero.
Awesome Moment of Crowning has nothing to do with giving birth.
Awesomeness by Analysis doesn't mean scientifically proving that something is awesome.
An Axe to Grind doesn't mean Forced Level Grinding to be able to carry an axe.
Axes at School has nothing to do with Cartesian Geometry. Or bringing guitars to class.
The B Grade is not about B Movies. It is also not a trope about the use of Grade B milk, eggs or meat.
Babies Ever After are not young children who never age.
Nor is it about constantly having kids.
Baby Boomers are not the people that are born just after World War II.
Nor does it mean the baby was away, and has just returned.
It's not about an infant's vengeance, either.
The Baby Trap is not about a trap designed to catch babies.
Back for the Dead is not about retrieving corpses or sacrificing people's backs to the deceased.
Back-to-Back Badasses is not a sex position.
The Backwards R is not about stereotypical kids-style writing where the letters are backwards (like the Toys "Я" Us logo).
A Bad Ass is not how a stereotypically weight-conscious woman sees her behind.
Neither is it about a dumb and uncooperative farm animal.
Although Granny Weatherwax lives in the village of Bad Ass, which is named for said animal. She fits the original trope too.
Badass Creed is not a Fan Nickname for . Though the titular assassin Assassin's Creed is badass.
Nor does it insinuate that Scott Stapp has somehow become awesome.
And however bad ass he might be, it also has nothing to do with Apollo Creed.
Nor is it about a certain tactical genius from Warhammer 40,000.
A Badass Driver is not the low-level program allowing for the communication between the hardware and software of a Super Robot. Nor is it the incompetent controller of a donkey. And it's certainly not a particularly awesome golf club.
A Badass Grandpa is not about those old men with metal plates in their rear ends they got back in 'Nam. Not specifically, at least.
A Badass Longcoat is not about the piece of attire. It is not used to cover a particularly unattractive butt, either.
Badass Normal is not about having so many badasses to the point of being the norm.
Badass Transplant is not about getting a transplanted posterior that is rather unattractive, nor is it about said posterior being "bad" in the Michael Jackson sense, either. Nor does it have anything to do with transplanting a butt that May Contain Evil.
A Bad Boss doesn't mean he's That One Boss or the boss of a Scrappy Level, nor is he an Anticlimax Boss or a Warmup Boss.
Bad Future is not synonymous with Future Imperfect.
Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work does not imply a correlation between villains and blue collar employees.
Bad Habits has nothing to do with sucking one's thumb, picking one's nose, compulsive gambling, or other such behaviors.
Bad Impressionists are not painters who failed miserably at painting pictures in the art style popularized by Claude Monet.
Badly Battered Babysitter is not about Rosalyn and other babysitters whom children love to abuse, nor is it a badly-prepared pastry mixture that somehow managed to get a job concerning childcare ( nor the other way round).
Bad Powers, Bad People is not about how being evil functions as a source of energy for villains.
Bad Present has nothing to do with giving horrible gifts.
Bait the Dog does not involve covering a dog with something to lure out something else, nor does it involve obscene acts.
Balloon Belly is not about pregnancy fetishes.
Our Banana Republic will not sell you apparel at moderately high prices. It is likely, however, that our Banana Republic will make the apparel that your Banana Republic will sell you at moderately high prices.
Nor is it a nation of bananas.
Banana in the Tailpipe is not a Double Entendre. Not intentionally, anyway.
Bandage Babe is not a sexually drawn adhesive medical strip.
Bang Bang BANG is not the anime trope where an intense collision is shown three times in rapid succession. Nor is it about an increasingly frantic knock at one's door. Or, you know, ''that''. Neither is it about the Mozambique Drill - you want Finishing Move for that. It's most certainly not about Bang Shishigami.
Banging Pots and Pans is not a subtrope of Cargo Ship.
Banjo Ginga is not about Kazooie being replaced by a certain character from in the next Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Banjo game...but I want to play it anyways.
Bar Brawl is not the sentiment that most players show towards its sequel
Super Smash Bros.. Melee Nor is it a knockdown, drag-out fight between pieces of metal, establishments that serve alcohol, and organizations that provide various professional licences.
Bare-Fisted Monk is not the result of a certain OCD-suffering detective getting fed up with the unsightly hair on his hands.
Bar Sinister is not a place where villains meet to drink and scheme.
Based on a Great Big Lie is not a level on Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness
The Basilisk is a redirect to Brown Note. It is not about the actual mythological creature called the basilisk, or about harmless South American lizards that can run on water.
A Bat Deduction is not a clause in Batman's Hero Insurance policy.
Baths Are Fun has nothing to do with anything sexual, if you were thinking that. It's not about anything "dirty" - this is characters having fun while getting clean in the bath.
Bathtub Bonding is not about attaching bathtubs together.
Nor is it about bathtubs befriending each other.
Nor is it about getting fused to a bathtub.
Batman Can Breathe in Space is not a sister trope of Batman Can Breathe... except
IN SPACE! Batman Gambit is not a DC / Marvel crossover comic. But it should be.
Batman Grabs a Gun is not the same as Superhero Packing Heat
Batman in My Basement is not an Unusual Euphemism.
Bat Scare is not the Batman/ Scarecrow pairing. Egad.
Battle Strip is not a duel to see who could do the best striptease.
It also does not involve a strip version of Battleship.
And it's not a comic strip about war.
Batter Up does not refer to an improper method of coating deep fried foods.
A Bavarian Fire Drill is not a flaming drill from that German state.
It is also not the act of dousing a fire by dumping Bavarian cream on it, or cream-filled donuts for that matter. It's a waste of good cream.
Beam-O-War is not a wargame featuring the talking video game console from .
Adventure Time Beam Spam is not beams (either the laser kind or the metal kind) in the form of canned luncheon meat.
Nor is it a way to send unwanted advertising messages over a directional wireless link.
Beard of Evil is not Lucy Saxon's Fan Nickname...
Beard of Sorrow has nothing to do with the fact that Julius Belmont has more facial hair than the rest of his family.
A Beat Panel may have masturbation in it, but it is not what the trope is about.
The Beautiful Elite are not synonymous with The Fair Folk. Confuse the two at your peril.
Becoming the Mask has nothing to do with the movie , nor does it involve a mask fusing to your face. Nor does it actually involve literally becoming a mask.
The Mask Beefgate is not a scandal in the meat-packing industry.
Nor is it a gate made out of meat.
Beehive Barrier is not about the Castelia City gym.
Beergasm is not about alcohol getting sexually aroused.
Beeping Computers is not what what a character might say after deleting an important file, on a show that censors swearing.
Behind the Black is not about standing behind a Token Minority.
Being Human Sucks does not reflect our opinion on the BBC supernatural soap opera
Bellisario's Maxim is not a quote by the Byzantine general.
Belly of the Whale, despite the Trope Namer, is not about the common destination of being swallowed.
A Berserk Button is not a button you press to start watching .
Berserk The Berserker's love for you is in no conceivable way like a truck...unless you're the type who likes to play in highway traffic at rush hour.
Best Friends In Law has nothing to do with Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth.
Best Served Cold is about revenge, not about the argument over whether beer should be drunk at room temperature or chilled.
Better as Friends does not refer to how the careers of a certain sitcom's cast went downhill after it ended.
Better Than It Sounds is not about great music recorded on very poor media.
Betty and Veronica involves two characters who are both in love with the same character; NOT each other.
Between My Legs is not about giving instructions on how to have sex to one's partner.
Beware the Superman doesn't necessarily involve Superman.
BFS is not an algorithm for searching TV Tropes for a particular page.
The Big Bad is not necessarily, well, "big".
Big, Badass Bird of Prey is not about a Cool Ship from .
Star Trek A Big Ball of Violence is not a rolling object players chase after in a Blood Sport, nor is it about when one character becomes uncharacteristically violent.
A Big Brother Mentor is not about a mentor that uses Orwellian means. Nor is it about Big Brother's Obi Wan.
Big Damn Heroes are not necessarily the protagonists of works in the Kaiju or Humongous Mecha genres.
Despite the names, a Big Eater probably won't eat a Large Ham, a Lemon or a Tomato Surprise.
The Big Fun is, conversely from the Big Bad example above, not (necessarily) the character behind all the humor in a story.
Big Game is not what a big game hunter hunts.
Big "NO!" is not a teamup between Dr. No and Mr. Big. It'd be pretty awesome, although Big's still in the little league.
Big OMG is not about considering a megadeus to be, well, a mega deus.
Big Rock Ending is not the climax of the time Killer Croc almost got Batman. Or any instance of Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.
Big Word Shout doesn't necessarily mean you are shouting big words.
The Bishonen Line is not a Spin-Off of The Onedin Line.
In a similar vein, Bishōnen is not asking to make their series Shōnen.
Biting-the-Hand Humor is not a form of Amusing Injuries.
Black and Grey Morality does not refer to the ambiguous morality in some film noir.
Black and Nerdy is not a parody of a Chamillionaire song.
Black and White Insanity does not refer to the use of Deliberately Monochrome to indicate a character's mental imbalance.
Black and White Morality is not about the morality of chess.
Nor does it have anything to do with interracial relations, thankfully.
A Black Bug Room is not a room that is literally filled with black bugs. Well, it might be if you have insect phobia.
Black Comedy is not comedy only amusing to blacks. Promise.
Nor is it a comedy with an all black cast.
Black Eyes of Evil are not the result of punching villains in the face.
A Black Knight is not . The latter however is meant to be a protagonist character who instills fear.
The Dark Knight Nor is a black knight an African-American in shining armor. Except in the case of one particular Martin Lawrence movie.
Black Magic is not used by black people, unless you count 8-bit black mages. More specifically, a Black Magician Girl is not a female Magical Negro.
A Black Magician Girl is not a female African-American magic user.
It's not specifically about the Black Magician's female counterpart either, although she is an example of one.
Black Sheep Hit is not about "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)".
Black Speech is not about how the overly stereotypical black person talks.
The Black Hole is not the main title for Black Holes, although the subject is similar. The main entry for Black Holes is Unrealistic Black Hole.
A Blade-of-Grass Cut is not about weaponizing grass plucked from the ground. But that would be awesome.
A Blade on a Stick is not a form of snack food that caters to one's masochistic desires, or to those with suicidal tendencies. Also, since they swallow blades vertically, sword-swallowers will be unable to properly partake of this without removing the blades from the stick. The stick will also have to be particularly strong or the blades very light, to prevent the stick from snapping. ( Yup...)
A Blade Run is not executed by a , in either the Ridley Scott or Blade Runner Alan E. Nourse senses of the title.
Bland-Name Product is not about a product with a dull name.
The Blank is not a character with generic looks and without personality.
Bleached Underpants is not a / Captain Underpants crossover.
Bleach Bleed 'em and Weep is not about Tears of Blood.
Bleep Dammit is not about editors messing up or getting frustrated trying to censor some rough language. It is also not about double-standards between television viewers and swearing.
Blessed Are the Cheesemakers is not an argument that BRIAN BLESSED qualifies as Ham and Cheese. (The Ham part is a given.)
Blessed with Suck is in fact about Rogue (along with others), but not in that way.
Blind Bashing is not about making fun of blind people. Nor getting beat up by them (presumably due to the aforementioned insults).
"Blind Idiot" Translation does not involve the blind idiot god, Azathoth. It's not a translation by blind idiots either, although it sure sounds like it could be.
Blinded by the Light is not about being fooled by a Light Is Not Good enemy.
Blinding Bangs is not about flash grenades going off and causing temporary blindness.
It's also not about sexual intercourses so intense as to cause blindness.
Blind Shoulder Toss is not about a shoulder throw done by a blind wrestler.
Bling Bling Bang is not a sexual trope.
Bloody Tropes is not a British expletive regarding tropes.
Blue and Orange Morality is not about the in-game coloration of 's moral choice system. Nor is it a discussion of the ethics of using Mass Effect guns.
Portal Blue Blood is about aristocrats, not about characters who actually bleed blue. Unless, of course, the character is an aristocratic crustacean.
Blue Fever does not mean a fetish for the Na'vi, The Smurfs or the Bolians and Andorians.
Nor is it an illness that turns you blue.
A Bluenose Bowdlerizer is not a bowdlerizer from Nova Scotia.
Blue Velvet is not about the room Ig or hangs out in.
Board to Death has nothing to do with the Ending Fatigue of a Tabletop Game or beating someone to death with a wooden plank. However, if you brought a plank to a meeting (for some reason) and proceeded to bludgeon someone with it, it would be an example.
Bodyguard Crush is not a quote from a bodyguard who talks in the third person and in Hulk Speak, nor does it involve the act of crushing bodyguards.
Body Surf does not refer to the ability of the protagonist of to Prototype use random citizens and soldiers as skateboards.
Bokukko is not a sexual act found in Japanese porn - that would be "bukkake".
Bold Inflation is not about the government bravely printing more and more money.
Boldly Coming is not about brazenly orgasming. That would be The Immodest Orgasm.
Bolero Effect has nothing to do with open-fronted jackets.
Bond Breaker is not a person who tries to break James Bond by torturing him.
It's also not someone or something with the power to disintegrate objects by breaking the bonds between their atoms (such as the M.D. Device in the Enderverse.)
Bond Creatures is not about anything that has to do with James Bond (which tends to be a bit short on Creatures in general).
Boobs of Steel is just a figure of speech; calm down. It is also not Breast Plate, nor is it a comment on the logic of the Robot Girl fetish.
Book Ends is not a way to say a story had no resolution. Neither is saying it a way of invoking the spirit of Captain Obvious.
It also has nothing to do with Shepherd from . Firefly * sniffle*
Boom Up and Over has nothing to do with rocket jumping.
Boom Stick has nothing to do with Ash's shotgun from Army of Darkness. That's This Is My Boomstick.
A Boring Insult is not an insult that is boring, but insulting someone by saying they are boring.
It's also not insulting a drill that doesn't work properly.
Born In The Theatre has nothing to do with the stage.
Boss Games actually do tend to be pretty boss, but that's not what the trope is about. Nor is it about the longer minigames you encounter at certain intervals in .
WarioWare A Boss Remix is not about a Stupid Statement Dance Mix made by your boss.
Boss Rush is not what happens when Dr. Wily reprograms him.
Bottomless Magazines are not about how fashion magazines have a hell of a lot of pages.
Nor is it a magazine with the bottom half missing.
Bottomless Pits aren't the armpits of someone who's not wearing anything below their waist.
Bowel Breaking Bricks are not turds that have learned powerful karate chops.
Boxed Crook is not about prizefighting ex-cons.
Box Office Bomb is just a page about movies that aren't financial successes, not a trope about bombs being set at theaters.
Boys Love Game is not about how males are much more interested in hunting.
Boys Love Notes is not an invitation to shower male classmates with pieces of notebook paper with "DO YOU LOVE ME Y/Y?" written on them.
Nor does it have anything to do with boys obsessed with music theory or Lotus groupware.
Boys Love Tropes is not how boys are fascinated with tropes.
Bragging Rights Rewards aren't rewards that have absolutely no use other than allowing you to brag; those are Cosmetic Awards.
Brain Bleach is not a Shōnen Anime .
IN YOUR MIND A Brain in a Jar is generally a working brain. It does not refer to simply having a brain in a jar; that would be Having a Heart.
Brand X does not refer to the jazz/fusion band featuring Phil Collins.
Breaking Out the Boss is not a video game boss that is first seen in containment before it frees itself and attacks you. Nor is it about fighting Doh, or freeing Bruce Springsteen from imprisonment.
Breaking the Bonds does not, infact, refer to a Face-Heel Turn that involves alienating all your friends.
Breakout Character has more examples than just "the paddle and the ball".
Breakup Breakout isn't when getting dumped somehow causes you to get acne. Or when playing Breakout becomes such Serious Business that it ends your relationship.
Briar Patching has nothing to do with fixing particularly thorny problems in a game's programming, nor with administering first aid to a Sleeping Beauty.
Brick Break has nothing to do with video games like Breakout.
Brick Joke is not making fun of toys with poor articulation. Or video games and MP3 players that stopped working.
Bridge Bunnies is not about anthropomorphic rabbits playing cards. Nor should one assume that it applies to fans of a certain webcomic in any way, shape, or form.
Bridge to Terabithia is not about computer hardware
Briefcase Blaster is not a gun that shoots briefcases.
The Brigadier will not be promoted to a Modern Major General, thank you.
Bright Is Not Good does not refer to Dr. Bright from SCP Foundation (even though it's very much true.)
Bring My Red Jacket doesn't involve getting a Red Shirt ready for a mission.
Bring News Back is not a complaint about the quality of modern journalism.
It is not a command you issue to a dog that has stolen your paper.
British Coppers has nothing to do with the metal, or money made from it.
British Stuffiness is not a trope about British houses (real or fictional) that have no air conditioning. Nor is it what happens to Englishmen during allergy season.
A Broke Episode is not an episode that is broken.
A Broken Aesop is not an Aesop that manages to go Over Nine Thousand.
Broken Base is not an architectural fault. Not yet, anyway.
You are unlikely to reach it using a Broken Bridge.
And not for the obvious reason either.
It also has nothing to do with a sodium hydroxide tablet being broken in half.
Broken Heel isn't what happens when a villain's been through so much shit they decide to give up.
None of the above are "broken" in the sense of game-breakingly overpowered.
Bros Before Hoes does not mean prioritizing your brother before a certain farming implement.
Brother Chuck has nothing to do with throwing your siblings around.
Brought to You by the Letter "S" has little if anything to do with .
Sesame Street A Brown Note is not a version of the that instead of killing the victim, gives him bowel attacks.
Death Note Though Woody and some of the other toys do Bug Buzz, the trope title is a noun phrase, not a verb and its object.
A Bug Splat is not a more specific druid Splat revolving around being a Friend to Bugs.
Bullet Hell is not the afterlife for sinful bullets.
Nor is it a component of an abysmal powerpoint presentation.
Bullet Holes and Revelations is not about having a religious epiphany as a result of seeing bullet holes in the wall behind you.
Nor is it when someone shoots the hero but he's okay because he kept a Bible where the bullet would have penetrated him.
The Bumblebee (now Kid-Appeal Character) is not the leader of Titans East. Nor is it a fuzzy stinging insect that lives in hives.
In terms of tropes, Whatever-Bunnies do not refer to fans of a certain webcomic, unless they do in fact fit the correct trope...
Bunny-Ears Lawyer is not about lawyers who do the "bunny ears" against people of the side when pictures/sketches are taken.
Butterfly of Doom is not what Yumehara Nozomi produces to defeat the Monster of the Week. It's also not a new evolutionary level for Joachim Valentine...or the Papillon Mask creator... or Mothra... or Wormy. Nobody ever suspects it, either. And it's certainly not a referece to the One-Winged Angel form of 52's Big Bad. Or the Hell Butterflies in .
Bleach But You Screw One Goat is not under any circumstances to be interpreted as a set of instructions. TV Tropes holds no legal responsibility for the consequences if you do.
By Wall That Is Holey has nothing to do with the Pyramus and Thisbe play performed by the artisans in .
A Midsummer Night's Dream It has absolutely nothing to do with the Wailing Wall.
Caffeine Bullet Time is not a version of Bullet Time exclusive to bullets made of or containing caffeine.
Cain and Abel and Seth is, obviously, based on the same Trope Namer as Cain and Abel. But in the case of Cain and Abel and Seth, there is no implication that the "Cain" and the "Abel" are enemies, nor any indication about what side the "Seth" will take in any conflicts or alliances that do exist within his family.
Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit" has nothing to do with SME ERP (small to medium enterprise enterprise resource planning), despite what Google search results might lead you to believe.
Call Back has nothing to do with voicemail or being summoned for a second interview after an audition.
Calling Your Attacks has jacksquat to do with giving salutations to your moves.
Calling Your Orgasms is not about a character announcing what his or her signature orgasms are called while performing them.
Came Back Wrong has nothing to do with That Came Out Wrong
And neither have anything to do with sex gone awry.
Camera Abuse is not about the 60's cinema overuse of the "zoom" feature. It is not about applying Rule 34 to videocameras, either.
It is also not about when a character takes pictures, only to have someone come in and stomp on the camera to stop them from taking any more pictures.
Camera Screw is also not about applying Rule 34 to videocameras. Nor does it describe the making of a sex tape.
It's not about the components of camera.
Nor about masturbating with a camera.
Campbellian Hero is not related to either Bruce or Joseph Campbell, and is unlikely to operate in Campbell Country... for long.
Nor does he necessarily have anything to do with a need to Solve the Soup Cans.
Nor with anything involving a certain Afro-British super-model.
Camp is not about standing on one spot and waiting for the kill.
Nor does it involve setting up a tent.
Camp Gay is not a summer camp full of gay people.
It is also not a military camp named after Gay.
It is also not how a less-than-bright person would describe a dreadful ( or joyous) time at camp to his parents.
Nor does it involve standing in one spot and waiting for homosexuals.
Camp Straight does not refer to summer camps designed to Cure Your Gays.
Nor is it about standing on one spot and waiting for the kill without crouching or proning.
Nor does it involve the challenges of setting up a tent while suffering from OCD.
Canada Does Not Exist is not one of the Alternate History Tropes.
Candle Jack is not about "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over the candlestick."
Canis Latinicus has nothing to do with Latino talking dogs. Nor did it ever appear as a fake Linneaean classification for Wile E. Coyote.
Cannot Spit It Out is not about finding out your girlfriend is a Lethal Chef the first time she cooks for you.
Canon is not about a camera company.
Canon Defilement is not a butchering of Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, no matter what your uppity "cultured" relatives may say about Canon Rock.
Or smashing a camera with a hammer.
Canon Sue is not the reaction to Canon Defilement (though the former may be involved in the latter).
Nor is it about a person named Sue who uses Canon brand products.
Canon Wank, Fan Wank, and Script Wank have nothing to do with masturbation.
Can't Hold His Liquor does not mean characters who keep fumbling their drink glasses and bottles.
The Cape has nothing to do with the place where the Kennedy Space Center is located.
Cape Wings is not when having a cape is what allows a character to fly.
A Captain Ersatz is not a person who only pretends to have military rank.
The Captain's Log is not what The Kirk leaves in the toilet. Ew.
Card-Carrying Villain is not about villains who carry actual cards with them. Not even if it's their whole motif.
It is also not about a villain who has a metaphorical ace up his sleeve.
Also not to be confused with a villain who metaphorically carries all the cards.
It's not about Moe Szyslak either.
Car Fu is not a Greek island made of cars. It is also not what you say to your car after it breaks down one too many times. Nor is it the martial arts discipline Jazz is a master of.
Cargo Envy is not about truck drivers looking with jealousy upon the heavily loaded vehicles of their colleagues.
Nor is it about having Envy as your cargo.
Cargo Ship, Ship-to-Ship Combat (and — well, pretty much anything listed under Shipping Tropes) have nothing to do with actual sea vessels or naval transportation. But with this in mind, there are exceptions:
Car Meets House is not a mashup between a show about a medical jerkass and anything else.
A Carpet of Virility refers to a man's chest hair. It does not refer to any other area of body hair.
Nor is it an actual carpet.
Carried by the Host has nothing to do with diseases.
Carry the One has nothing to do with transporting The Chosen One.
A Cartoon Bomb is not a cartoon that's bombed, either violently or financially.
Cartwright Curse: Not named after Nancy Cartwright. ( ˇAy, caramba!)
Cassandra Did It is not the trope wherein a character always predicting some particular brand of doom, but who is never believed, actually does implement said doom himself because he's tired of being made fun of and wants to be right for once.
Cast From Hitpoints: Doesn't mean molded out of hitpoints. That's Made of Iron.
Casting a Shadow is not when an actor is cast solely because the shadow of his/her face in profile looks cool. It also doesn't mean that an actor is hired without anyone checking beforehand how he/she looks like.
A Casting Gag is not a physical reaction to a particularly bad example of What the Hell, Casting Agency?.
Casualty in the Ring does not refer to the characters killed by Sadako/Samara in movies.
The Ring Cataclysm Climax isn't what happens when you decide to take the world with you while going Out with a Bang.
Neither is is the inevitable fight against Deathwing.
It is also not an orgasm that causes a disaster.
Cat Girl is not the younger version of Catwoman, nor is it her younger sidekick. Nor is it one that is both female and feline. It only applies Little Bit Beastly with cat ears and sometimes a tail, but otherwise are look mostly like a normal person. Characters with fur all over should be under other tropes.
Catholic School Girls Rule does not describe a particular form of matriarchal theocracy where the leaders are always children.
Cat Scare is not where a cat scares a person by popping out of a drawer.
Ceiling Banger is not a more extreme Wall Banger, or about a woman trying to break through the proverbial Glass Ceiling, or about people reaching up and accidentally hitting their head on the ceiling.
A Celestial Deadline need not be a condition placed upon a Celestial Bureaucracy. They wouldn't follow it anyway.
Censorship Bureau is not about the drawers in which you hide your porn.
Cerebus Syndrome is not about The Illusive Man's idea to recruit Syndrome.
Chain Lightning is not about a chain made out of lightning, nor an electrified chain.
Chainsaw Good is not about Character Alignment of chainsaws.
Challenging the Chief has nothing to do with the contents of a typical episode of .
Retro Game Master Chandler's Law is not "When in doubt, have a man burst into the room and be funny."
Changed My Jumper: you may find this hard to believe, but there was this movie called ...
Jumper Also nothing to do with changing settings on a computer motherboard.
Also nothing to do with jumper cables.
Nor is it particularly about cleaning up after an episode of Bring My Brown Pants.
This has nothing to do with changing Ogmo's skin for that matter.
Changed My Mind, Kid has a comma in its name: it is not the name of a sidekick with psychic powers.
Changeling Fantasy has little to do with The Fair Folk, or Voluntary Shapeshifting. In particular, it has nothing whatsoever to do with Beast Boy's idle daydreams.
Chaos Architecture has nothing to do with buildings affected by Chaos. Most of the time, anyway.
Chaotic Good, Chaotic Evil and Chaotic Neutral are not opinions of the card game or the tie-in TV show known as Chaotic.
Character Calculus has nothing to do with fictional math classrooms.
Character Derailment does not involve a character in a Train Crash.
Charity Ball is not about a character who becomes briefly and unexpectedly generous, ŕ la Idiot Ball.
A Chase Scene does not necessarily involve a robot who turns into a police car.
Chekhov's Gun has nothing to do with Chekov's Gun. We apologise sheepishly for any confusion.
Chekhov's Pun (now called Snowclones) does not refer to a long story-spanning build-up that leads to a terrible pun.
Cherry Tapping is not about deflowering virgins (don't worry, we all made that mistake).
Nor is it about drawing juice from small red fruits.
Neither does it refer to a British schoolboy prank where you ring a person's doorbell and then run away very fast.
A Cheshire Cat Grin is not one that remains in the air after the person who grinned goes away.
A Chest Insignia does not depict the pectoral area.
Chest Monster is not about off-puttingly creative romantic language. It isn't about Chestbursters from either. Nor is is it about creatures without a head that have a face on their torso. It is neither a Alien particularly large pair of breasts that entrap unwitting persons within nor the pectoral area of an especially hirsute man. It's not a shirt that is fearsome, either.
The Chewbacca Defense does not involve winning a board game through the implied thread of ripping your opponent's arms out of their sockets should you lose.
Chewing the Scenery is not the modus operandi of the Big Eater. Though both may involve ham.
Chickification is sadly not affiliated with poultry...or launching frozen chickens out of a gun.
Chick Magnets are not people or things that attract the attention of poultry, or the ire of Jack Chick.
The Chikan is not a nickname for a responsible 12-year-old girl who alternately finds herself playing reluctant partner and tsukkomi to her friend's antics.
It also does not refer to the creature people commonly eat eggs of or make into nuggets.
Children Raise You does not only apply to parents in Soviet Russia, and neither does Dog Walks You or The Game Plays You.
Nor does the latter involve giant robots guiding your movement.
Chocolate Baby is not necessarily found in Level Ate or the Sugar Bowl, and probably won't be the victim of a Humanitarian either.
Christmas Cake is not about something edible. Unless you mean the other kind of edible.
Christmas Creep does not mean a person who acts like a creep at Christmas.
A Chrome Champion is not someone who champions the use of Google Chrome.
A Chubby Chaser is not a fat person trying to catch up with someone. Or vice-versa.
The Church of Happyology is not specifically devoted to the Mass Effect Happy Ending Mod.
Nor is it about the study of positive emotional states in a house of worship either.
A Circular Drive is not referring to the fact that the hearts of warp drives always seem to be spherical.
Nor is it referring to a cd-rom drive.
A Class Representative is not a character who embodies the upper-class, working-class, etc.
If you're thinking of a campaign when you have, say, one wizard in a party of fighters, you're still off.
Dungeons & Dragons A Climax Boss does not have to involve Orgasmic Combat.
Cloning Blues is not about making duplicates of Blues (a.k.a. Proto Man) from the Mega Man series
Cloudcuckooland is not a country populated by water vapor and clocks with birds in them. Yet...
A Cloudcuckoolander isn't an Apollo Moon Lander touching down in Fluffy Cloud Heaven.
Nor is it about Cloud landing into a world of insane people.
Club Kid is not about hitting kids with clubs, a kid with a club, children in very adult clubs, kids sneaking into clubs, club houses or the youngest person in an organization.
Clueless Aesop is not about the Aesop of the movie
Clueless A Code Emergency isn't necessarily an urgent need for Hollywood Hacking.
Code Silver: Let's not summon the elderly superheroes, shall we?
Coincidental Accidental Disguise is not what happens in to give Keel's scar and eyepatch to Vimes (Try Night Watch Timey-Wimey Ball).
Coincidental Dodge (usually) doesn't involve a car.
A Cold Reading does require some ad-libbing, but it is not an audition using an unfamiliar script.
A Cold Sniper may be stationed in regions featuring extreme temperature, but that isn't what the trope is referring to.
Cold Turkeys Are Everywhere is not about the ease of finding a turkey deli sandwich.
College Is High School Part 2 is not the second part of a "College Is High School" trope page.
A Colorful Song is not one whose lyrics have remarkably colorful language.
Comatose Canary is not about how canary birds are used as an early warning system for the presence of toxic gas in mines.
A Combat Referee won't (necessarily) come over and physically assault anyone he suspects is breaking the rules.
Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are is not connected to the Coming-Out Story.
Comic Dish is not about entertaining meals, nor is it a plate made of newspaper comics.
Coming In Hot .... um, yeah.....
Command And Conquer Economy is not a suggestion or a tactic.
A Commander Is You is not some sort of Unexpected Gameplay Change to Kingdom of Loathing, it is only named from An Adventurer Is You - neither is it related to the Player Character of .
Mass Effect Complacent Gaming Syndrome does not refer to the villain of The Incredibles content to sit in his lair and play games instead of trying to attack Mr. Incredible.
A Composite Character is not what you get after a composite event. Nor does it involve diacritics to Unicode symbols.
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard has nothing to do with your AI boy/girlfriend cheating on you. Well, unless maybe it's an elaborate Lampshade Hanging....
Concepts Are Cheap is not about how the production of storyline and character concepts require almost no budget.
Conflict is not about the Middle East Political Simulator.
Conservation of Ninjutsu is not an attempt to save a dying band of Japanese mythological assassins from extinction.
It is also not about saving your ninja as a last resort.
Conspicuous Consumption is not a particularly symptomatic case of Incurable Cough of Death.
A Constructed World is not a manmade planet or Another Dimension.
While stoners may enjoy both activities, Contemplate Our Navels and Contemplating Your Hands are entirely unrelated tropes.
Contemptible Cover is not about scantily-clad characters covering their bodies in shame. (For those, see Naked Freak-Out or Hand or Object Underwear.) Neither is it a So Bad It's Horrible rendition of your favourite piece that the newly-formed neighbourhood garage band is playing.
Continuing Is Painful is not about someone contemplating suicide, thankfully. It's also not related to We Cannot Go On Without You.
Continuity Creep is not that creepy guy you keep seeing in the background throughout the series.
A Continuity Lockout does not happen when the cast and crew of a long running movie or television franchise are happy with their salaries but Management isn't.
Continuity Porn does not involve Rule 34. Then, again...
Nor is it about a series of porn films with an overarching plot.
Continuity Snarl is not an oddly named Dinobot toy. There is no such thing as a Continuity Grimlock; you're probably thinking of Continuity Lockout.
Also, there is no Transformers series named "Transformers: Continuity" which includes Snarl (or Drift) as a cast member. No-one would be that cruel.
It's not when a fanboy snarls at you because you are confused by the show's confusing plot.
Conversation in the Main Page doesn't refer to people editing the home page to have a conversation. It could, if it happened, but it's locked now, so it doesn't.
A Conveyor Belt Video is not a video that has conveyor belts in it.
A Cool Car or Cool Ship usually isn't made of ice. Nor is the former the move Jin Kisaragi spams to win matches.
And a pet made of ice wouldn't be a very Cool Pet at all, since it couldn't do anything.
A Cool Ship also isn't about how awesome it would be if those two characters hooked up.
Coolest Club Ever is not about bludgeons, and has nothing to do with golf.
A Cool Loser is not necessarily someone who takes a loss well.
Cosplay does not (usually) involve people dressing up as Bill Cosby.
Could Have Avoided This Plot is not about someone realizing they didn't need to trample all over someone else's vegetable garden to get to their destination. Of course, if the garden's owner notices and gets annoyed, then it WOULD become an example of this trope.
A Country Switch is not about two students enrolled in the Foreign Exchange Program.
Covert Pervert is not about a pervert who spies upon people changing with camouflage and binoculars. Nor is it about soldiers on covert ops carrying arround porn.
Corrupted Data is not about a certain android from doing a Star Trek: The Next Generation Face-Heel Turn.
Corruption by a Minor is not about a musical chord that can turn you evil.
A Cosmic Horror Story is not per definition Horror IN SPACE, though it can be that too in some cases (eg. Event Horizon).
Country Matters are not exclusive to rural areas. Nor do they refer to nations. Nor to a certain music genre. And it definitely isn't reminding people to be patriotic, either.
Courtly Love has nothing to do with Ace Attorney Ho Yay. Don't tell that to the Slash Fic writers, though.
Cousin Oliver is not a relative of Tommy.
The Cover Changes The Gender is not about book or album covers that inflict a Gender Bender on anyone who looks at them.
The Cover Changes The Meaning is not when you derive a different interpretation of the contents from taking a good look at a b oo k, D VD / V HS, video game, or even album cover.
Covers Always Lie isn't about artists recording pre-existent songs and making it completely different from the original. And/or eclipsing the first recording.
Cowboy Bebop at His Computer is not about watching anime on a computer as opposed to a VCR or DVD/Blu Ray Player.
A Cowboy Cop is not necessarily in a Western.
CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable) has nothing to do with the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Crack is Cheaper has nothing to do with pirated Video Games, although you may as well buy pirated video games because of it.
It is also not about how , now an online magazine, is free to read and is thus cheaper than its print competitors.
Cracked A Crack Pairing is not about what might taste good with cocaine.
Nor is it about what a romantic pair might be like if they were on crack.
Cranial Eruption is not about when a character's face turns red and steam shoots from their ears.
Crapsack World is not about a world filled with actual bags of crap (although that would count as one).
Crashing Dreams is not about stories where aspirations and life goals become shattered, nor is it about two or more characters with mutually exclusive aspirations and life goals. It is also not necessarily about characters who dream (in any sense) about crashing.
Crazy-Prepared is not about planning to go insane. Some of those who are Crazy-Prepared are insane to begin with, though.
Create Your Own Villain is not about a mail-order kit that, once fully assembled, becomes a customized and personalized villain of your own.
Creator Killer is not a mad robot who murders his own inventor.
Creator Speak is not a Super Trope of Buffy Speak, for writers other than Joss Whedon.
Nor is it about attempts to get information out of a quiet creator.
The Creeper is an eccentric DC Comics superhero, not that green walking timebomb from or the Minecraft Scooby-Doo villain.
Cricket Rules is not a page that gushes about Cricket.
Crimefighting with Cash is not about shooting money at the villain.
Nor is it using Johnny Cash's music to fight crime.
Nor is it about partnering up with him to fight crime.
Nor is it what Tango does.
Critical Backlashes are not natural 20 Backlash Checks.
Critical Existence Failure is not what happens to a work when an author has Protection from Editors.
Critical Hit is not a work getting praise from critics.
Cross Counter is not repelling demons or undead with crosses or other holy symbols.
It's not someone counting crosses in any work under any context for any reason, either.
Crosses the Line Twice doesn't mean it crosses back over the first line to become inoffensive.
Crossover Ship is not a dimension-travelling naval ship used as a plot basis for a crossover.
Cross Playing does not mean you're role-playing Jesus.
Crowning Moment Of Awesome Anime (Or any of the other pages in this family) does not inherently imply that the anime is awesome. Just bits of it.
On that note, Crowning Music of Awesome is not limited to music playing during crowning ceremonies.
Cruel and Unusual Death is not a Psycho for Hire Dog-Kicker Bunny-Ears Lawyer Eldritch Abomination of a Grim Reaper or Shinigami. Though kinda blurs them together.
Final Destination Crying Freeman is not about a sad, goateed, badass scientist. Or about a sad Easy Reader.
Crying Wolf is a verb phrase. It has nothing to do with a sad Canis lupus.
Crying Indian is not what the boy was supposed to do when his sheep are stolen.
Crystal Dragon Jesus is not an Unusual Euphemism, although some people might use it the way the Christian Jesus is invoked. Nor is it a name for an actual character, although it .
should be Cue the Flying Pigs does not mean Waddles about to reenact a scene from Top Gun.
Culture Chop Suey has nothing to do with American culture as described in "Chop Suey" from .
Flower Drum Song Culture Justifies Anything is not another way to say " Screw the Rules, I Have a Nuke! is on my side!"
The Culture Nor is it a way of saying you can get away with anything so long as you're classy about it.
Culture Police is not people who call you "uncultured" because you haven't read a 35,460,291-page True Art novel in the original Russian edition.
Curb-Stomp Battle is usually not about fighting by stomping on curbs or using a curbstomp as a Finishing Move.
Curse of the Ancients is not about Mummy curses, nor is it about horrors that wiped out the Precursors.
Cursed with Awesome is not about being awesome to the point of thinking you're cursed. That's something else altogether.
Curtains Match the Window has nothing to do with interior decoration.
Cute Mute is not a button for toggling cuteness, nor is it a way to get the kittens to shut up.
Cutlass Between the Teeth is not about holding a car between your teeth.
Cut Lex Luthor a Check does not mean sending a money order to Superman's arch-nemesis.
A Cut Song is not what the director of a musical sings when he wants the camera to stop rolling (except perhaps in ).
Rent Cutting the Knot is not about getting divorced after tying the knot.
Cycle of Hurting is not about hitting someone with a bike.
Similarly, Cycle of Revenge is not about bicycles hunting down motorists for having dominated roadways in much of the world.