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A MacGuffin does not refer to Scottish Muffins. Even if recipes for such things do indeed exist.
Macho Camp is not a camp where the macho guys are residing. Although a Macho Camp would probably like to visit such a camp.
A Macro Zone is not necessarily the part of a work where one collects screengrabs to caption and put on the internet.
Nor is it a part of Cyberspace where you're surrounded by program code.
Madden Into Madness does not involve torture with clips of John Madden, using him to narrate a descent into madness, an ill conceived game with him as a psychatrist, nor John Madden going Axe Crazy.
Made of Iron is not someone constructed of the 26th element of the periodic table. It does not refer to Tony Stark's armor, either.
Made of Plasticine is not a description of claymation.
Made of Win is not kinda is is about something constructed of awesome. Examples made by Tropers constructed of awesome.
The Madonna-Whore Complex is not about accusations of Madonna being incredibly promiscuous.
Maechen Period was not a period in Chinese history that has been popularized in historical dramas (though it can be as boring as that sounds).
Mage in Manhattan is not about the premise of The Wizard on 4th Street.
A Magical Computer is not (necessarily) one that a wizard uses, nor is it a computer that Kyubey made a contract with.
Magical Defibrillator: not a Magitek defibrillator powered by Bolt2 ...as nifty as that may be.
A Magical Security Cam is not necessarily made by wizards for places requiring surveillance, nor is it a security camera that has learned magic.
Magic Feather actually has nothing to do with or Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle .
Super Mario World The Magic Goes Away is not about Magic Johnson quitting pro basketball to become a business head.
Magic Misfire is not about the way Greedo missed Han firing at point-blank range in the Special Edition of .
Star Wars Magic Pants has nothing to do with Jareth's tights, nor Chaos's.
The Magic Poker Equation is not a biography on David Williams.
Magic Skirt is not a skirt with magical abilities.
A Magic Tool is not a tool used to do magic. Nor is it a mage who's also a Jerk Ass.
A Magnificent Bitch will not nescessarily win a dog show, unless maybe it's in a Funny Animal cartoon anyway.
Magnet Hands is not about fingerless Powerpuff Girl Hands.
Magnum Opus is not about a penguin with a gun.
Make the Bear Angry Again isn't about a literal bear, but you shouldn't make one of those angry either.
A Malcolm Xerox is not a brand of photocopiers.
Malevolent Architecture is not a subtrope of Genius Loci.
A Male-to-Female Universal Adaptor does not allow a man's private parts to function like a woman's.
Malfunction Malady is not about robots getting sick like biological organisms.
The Man Behind the Man is not necessarily about anal penetration.
Man Bites Man is about biting in combat, not cannibalism.
A Man-Eating Plant is a plant that eats men, not a man eating a plant. (It also isn't a factory that eats men, nor one that produces man-eaters.)
A Mandatory Line isn't a Catch Phrase. Nor is it when the line you shouldn't cross or the line dividing two people's property is mandated by law.
Mangst is not angst about Manga.
Marathon Boss and the Marathon Level are not trademark features of .
Marathon Marshmallow Hell is not where bad Peeps go when they die. Nor is it greedy people being force fed marshmallows.
Marty Stu is not a mook from Super Mario Sunshine.
Mary Tzu is not about a Mary Sue whose only defining characteristic is that she's Asian.
Nor is it some special genetic engineering project to create the first ever dog-human hybrid.
A Masquerade Ball is not what you give to a character when you need them to uphold The Masquerade, when they usually don't.
A Massive Multiplayer Scam is not a type of Allegedly Free Game.
A Master of the Mixed Message does not do remixes.
A Master of Unlocking does not earn characters, stages, equipment, and game modes with ease and in record time.
Matchlight Danger Revelation is not a warning about a gas leak.
It is, however, the title of the new anime series I just started creating just now!
All royalties payable to the site, I assume?
Matzo Fever is not about an obsession with Jewish crackers.
The Maze will leave you confused because it changes direction a lot, not its gender.
May Contain Evil is not about devices that may be used to produce a Sealed Evil in a Can effect.
It's also not commentary on the lack of morality of the month of May, or a command for an individual named May to contain evil.
McLeaned does not refer to being turned into Chris McLean.
Or losing weight through eating at McDonald's.
Or Don McLean (although American Pie also involves death in a plane crash).
A McNinja is not employed by Apple Computer, or used against that company
Meaningless Lives is not a Take That against losers like you. We promise.
Meat-O-Vision is not how burger ads are filmed.
Nor is it a new set of goggles made to find cattle.
And it is also not about how Fuminori in Saya no Uta sees everything as made of rancid flesh, bones, and blood.
Meddling Parents don't need to get away with it, and they certainly won't let you, either.
Media Scrum is not when a bunch of people and demons gather and generously cast Me dia.
Medium Awareness is not a size between Small Awareness and Large Awareness. Nor is it about when characters realize they've met an oracle.
Meet the New Boss is not a parody.
Team Fortress 2 Nor is it a type of scene you'd expect to find in a Work Com.
And it isn't about someone being the musical successor to Bruce Springsteen.
Mega Manning isn't what you get when you use a growth ray on Peyton or Eli. Or on Axel. No Katies, either.
Meganekko is not about huge cats. That would be Mega Neko, which is, in turn, not about pretty girls who just wouldn't be the same without their glasses. (And neither of those has anything to do with the character "Big Pussy" from .)
The Sopranos Memento MacGuffin is not when it turns out you already got the MacGuffin, but forgot about it.
A Memetic Badass is not someone who gains power from memes.
Though that is an interesting idea for a super hero.
A Memetic Molester will not molest you using a leek.
Nor is it about someone who completly misuses memes by either saying them wrong or using in a nonsensical context.
Nor someone who molests people while Rick Astley is playing.
Nor does it involve a character who is memetically annoying.
Memetic Mutation is about things turning into memes, not memes mutating or mutation caused by memes.
Memetic Sex God does not involve deities being remembered only for the sex related parts of their domains.
When Men Buy from Mars, Women Buy from Venus, women are not buying from the BEMANI unit VENUS.
Men Can't Keep House has nothing to with the opposition of Yaoi involving .
House The Men First has nothing to do with mysogony, nor the Sorting Algorithm Of Death.
Menstrual Menace isn't about a woman being cranky at that time of the month, although said crankiness may cause a menstrual menace.
Mercurial Base has nothing to do with fickle fans.
Mercy Kill is not the ritualised removal of merciful second-thoughts that a character undergoes before going on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
Mesa Crowd has nothing to do with Jar Jar Binks's Mooks, or those encountered in Black Mesa, or the genetic ubermensch planet in the Honor Harrington books.
A Meta Fic is not a fanfiction about Meta Knight, who is also not an example of Meta Guy.
The Metagame will not be lost by thinking about thinking about it.
Metal Gearing is not entering an Humongous Mecha.
Metal Slime has nothing to do with steel jello. Or heavy metal. Nor is it the trail left by a Metal Slug.
Metaphysical Fuel does not describe works that inadvertently inspire philosophizing.
A Meteor Move is not an attack in which you move a meteor.
Metroidvania is not a game where Samus Aran kills Dracula, as awesome as that would be.
Metro Specific Underworld has little if anything to do with Shibuya's UG. It is also not where old Geos go to die. Nor is it a land of the dead only accessible by public transportation. Nor is it where Metroplex will go when he dies. Nor does it have anything to do with character Magic Knight Rayearth Geo Metro. Nor is it about a hell focused on fashion trends. is right out.
Neverwhere Mexico Called; They Want Texas Back is not a Subtrope of X Called; They Want Their Y Back.
Mickey Mousing is not about creating a Funny Animal who is an Everyman Hero.
Mighty Whitey has nothing to do with or Orbit Gum.
Captain Underpants Miko is not a nun. Nor is it a paladin. Nor does it hang out with Bulkhead. Toyosatomimi no Miko is not one of them.
Mildly Military is not about Sergeant Wilson.
The Mile-High Club does not involve celebrating the history and culture of the Mile-High City.
Miles Gloriosus is not a Good/ Evil Counterpart to the Inglourious Basterds.
A Military Mashup Machine will not, well, mash up the military.
Milking the Giant Cow is not about a company devoting all its assets and workforce to its most profitable venture.
Milking the Monster is not a Hentai trope.
Milkman Conspiracy: If you've read Playing with a Trope, you might think it contains something like "The milkmen are really a front for an ancient conspiracy dedicated to impregnating the world's housewives."
Millennium Bug is not a bug that lives for a millennium.
A Million Mook March is not about a Weird Trade Union on strike against the Evil Overlord for better pay, equipment, or medical plan.
Mind Rape is not when a Mind Screw is forced upon you.
Nor is it sexual intercourse with a brain.
Mind Screw is not Mind Rape, on the same note. Nor is it about an oddly shaped brain, or a tool for removing brains.
Nor is it a more polite way of referring to a character from .
Empowered Mini-Game Credits is not about mini-games with their own sets of credits nor about obtaining the means to be able to play a mini-game a certain number of times.
Minionshipping is about two minions, not shipping a minion with his/her master. It's also not when a villain reacts to a minion failing him by putting the minion in a crate and shipping him far away.
Minority Show Ghetto does not refer to a fake poor, minority-dominated neighborhood created as part of an Astroturfing campaign. Not that we're saying that such a thing actually exists.
Misaimed Fandom is not about people trying to be fans of one series and ending up becoming fans of another. (How do you even do that?)
Miscarriage of Justice is not about a female villain losing her baby.
Misplaced Nationalism is not to be confused with Mistaken Nationality, even though the latter does sometimes trigger the former.
Misplaced Wildlife is not about animals "liberated" by PETA and released in the wrong habitat afterwards.
Miss Conception is not about a beauty contest in the Vortex World.
"Mission: Impossible" Cable Drop is not about dropping an USB cable on the floor, despite it not seeming possible.
Miss Kitty is not the page for the actress who plays Trixie from and Taranee from American Dragon Jake Long , nor for the W.I.T.C.H. One-Scene Wonder from .
The Great Mouse Detective Mistaken for Quake is not what happens when you see someone playing a First-Person Shooter and assume they're playing
Quake The Mistress does not mean that kind of mistress.
Mister Big is not about the band Mr Big, the James Bond villain, or the Canadian police procedure in which undercover cops trick a suspect into confessing.
Mister Cleaver is apparently not an Axe Crazy psychopath who cuts people up with a meat cleaver.
Mr. Seahorse is not the name for anyone in , The Little Mermaid or Finding Nemo .
SpongeBob SquarePants Misty May is not about Ash's female sidekicks. Nor a particularly foggy month in spring.
Mnogo Nukes has nothing to do with Flash Gordon. Unless a "Typhoon" class submarine turns up.
The Moebius Neighborhood is not the surroundings of the house belonging to the Oracle of Nosgoth. Nor is it where Sonic used to live. Nor is it a town that keeps looping back on itself.
Mock Cousteau is not our suggestion that you make fun of Jacques Cousteau, as he was actually really cool.
The Mockbuster is not what Gob and Lindsey do to their brother.
Mode Lock does not describe mode-toggle buttons such as caps lock, scroll lock, etc. It also has nothing to do with lasers.
Modest Royalty isn't why the author is a Starving Artist.
Modesty Shorts are not short stories or cartoon shorts featuring Modesty Blaise.
Moe is not about character. The Simpsons Oh dear God, no!
Moe Couplet does not necessarily involve very cute poetry. Although there's no rule saying that it doesn't.
Moe Greene Special is not A Very Special Episode about a Moe character named Greene. Most likely.
Moe Moe is not about a flying lemur.
Nor is it a mispelled command to hastily cut grass.
A Moe Stare is not related to Care Bear Stare. Do not worry about characters overwhelming your brain with sheer MOE.
Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness does not refer to mineral substances. That's the original scale.
The Mole is not related to Mole Men.
A Molotov Truck isn't necessarily found in Motor Storm.
A Moment Killer is not an object that stops another object from rotating. Nor is it someone determined to stop time.
A Moment of Weakness is not an example of Cutscene Incompetence, or at least not usually.
Monochrome Casting should not be confused with the desaturation of colour in early movies and TV shows (and is still occasionally done today, for artistic reasons), even though '50s sitcoms were typically both.
Monopoly isn't about companies that are the exclusive producer of a particular commodity.
The Mons can be shown on TV without censorship.
A Monster Closet is not a smaller-scale version of .
Monster House A Monster Fangirl is a fangirl of the monster, not a Cute Monster Girl being a fan.
Monster Mash is not about liquors that May Contain Evil.
Monster Munch is not a terrifying Edvard Munch.
A Monster Protection Racket doesn't involve trying to pull a protection racket on a monster.
A Monster Roommate is not necessarily extremely unpleasant to be around.
A Monumental Battle is, sadly, not when two statues come to life and start fighting each other. Whether or not two Preteen Geniuses are involved.
" Mooks" is not the nickname for followers of the webcomic artist/writer behind .
Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire Mook Chivalry isn't about mooks who Wouldn't Hit a Girl. They might, but they'd wait for their turn.
The Moorcock Effect is not the Spear Counterpart of the Scunthorpe Problem.
Moral Event Horizon is not about any aesops in the film .
Event Horizon Moral Guardians are not a Super Hero team where all the members are The Cape.
The Moral Substitute is not a substitute teacher with high moral standards.
Morph Weapon is not what the Power Rangers beat you up with.
Well, the first season did have those pistols that turned into swords...
The Most Common Card Game is not ...or Magic: The Gathering Duel Monsters... Or ... or Duel Masters .
Baten Kaitos It's not a card game about large breasts either.
Or Poker, Bridge, Hearts, Spades, Rummy, Cribbage, Pinochle, Euchre, Skat, Canasta, Klondike, Freecell, or Crazy Eights.
The Most Common Super Power is not the ubiquitous combination of super strength, super speed, flight and nigh invulnerability. (You'd be forgiven for thinking it is, though.)
The Most Dangerous Game is not Dynamite-Bear-Tennis.
Simply thinking about it will not put you in peril.
Most Triumphant Example is not an example written by Bill and Ted. That would be most excellent, however.
Motive Decay has nothing to do with The Sims.
Moustache de Plume is not about drawing moustaches on pictures of people as vandalism.
It is not a bird's facial feathers.
Mr. Smith did not necessarily go to Washington.
Mr. Vice Guy is not necessarily the vice president. He's also not necessarily a man who carries a clamp around.
Ms Red Ink is not a teacher who writes lots of corrections of her students' work with a red pen. Nor is she a student who receives a lot of such corrections.
A Multi-Part Picture is not a film serial.
A Multiple Head Case is not where the Serial Killer keeps his trophies.
That Mummy is not yours.
Mundanger is not the name of a new Super Sentai series starring boring people.
Murder.com is not the order to kill someone from .
30 Rock Murder the Hypotenuse is not what a mathematically-incapable Book Dumb character wants to do before moving on to the rest of the subject.
Nor is it what Minamimoto does after killing all the "radians".
A Murderous Mask is not used by the wearer to murder people. In fact, it's the reverse.
Musical Chores do not refer to the tedious preparation work for a concert or the cleanup work thereafter.
Musical Gag is not how the "serious" film viewer reacts as soon as the first notes of the opening number play.
A Musical Spoiler is not telling your friend who hasn't seen that Wicked Elphaba lives.
It's also not a wing on the back of a car with a built-in stereo. (Although someone should really get to work on that.)
Music Video Credits Sequence is not a credits sequence of a music video, but a film credits sequence which is done in a form of a music video.
Must Seek Leek could be about watching for the "eat my leek" line, but that's not what it's named for. Nor is it about Henry V Farfetch'd desperately searching for a weapon. Nor is it when a chef is missing an ingredient for his or her soup.
Although Multi-Platform is a video game trope, it has nothing to do with the Platformer genre of video games.
My Beloved Smother is not about being a Stalker with a Crush to Dick and Tommy Smothers.
My Eyes Are Up Here is not about conversing with a creature whose eyes are on stalks about its head or with false eyespots below its actual eyes.
My Girl Is Not a Slut is not an author's attempt to make a female character less Stripperiffic.
My Hero Zero is not a trope about someone who perceives a feeble, klutzy zero to be a steeled, gutsy hero. Nor is it about The Hero losing badly at sports. And although somewhat related, it is not about being rescued from certain death at the hands of Vile, the Britannian Empire or Zero Enna either.
My Horse Is a Motorbike doesn't refer to a person or work treating horses like motor vehicles. In fact, it's the other way around.
My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels is not about people discovering that eels had taken up residence inside their aquatic vehicles while docked near the shore.
My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours is not a declaration of a type of martial art being inherently and objectively superior in combat to another.
My Little Panzer is not the Rated M for Manly version of .
My Little Pony My Name Is Inigo Montoya is not about changing your name to Inigo Montoya.
My Own Grampa is not about someone really proud of his or her grandfather, and it's not related to the Grandfather Clause.
My Own Private "I Do" is not about gay marriage in fiction, much less with one or both underground like a wild potato closeted.
It does not refer to marrying one's own genitals.
My Rules Are Not Your Rules is not about moral relativism. (It is thus nothing at all like Blue and Orange Morality.)
It is not a refusal to share your measuring devices.
My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That has nothing to do with robots playing .
Magic: The Gathering My Skull Runneth Over is not about the improvised goblet used by the humanitarian who likes A Glass of Chianti after dinner.
My Species Doth Protest Too Much, but it doesn't necessarily gather together, hold up picket signs, and chant slogans all that often.
Myth Arc has nothing to do with Robert Asprin's Myth series.
Mythology Gag is not the result of reading about the birth of Odin's horse.
Nor is it when you make a joke about mythology, though in an adaptation of a myth, a joke about the original might be a Mythology Gag.
Nanomachines are not typical implements used by Nanoha. Those would be Magic Wands and Attack Drones.
Narm is not something Pinky says. Nor is Nerf or Zork.
A Nasty Party is not a team of Jerkass adventurers. It is also not a party that turns merely obscene.
A Nautical Knockout is not the Navy's version of a Good-Looking Private.
Near Villain Victory is not a spoiler for the end of . Death Note Even if it's arguably correct.
Necessary Weasel does not mean that every work of fiction ever made absolutely must have a Weasel Mascot.
And it most especially does not describe Paboo or Nerugui or their importance to their respective properties' plots.
A Neck Lift will not make you look 10 years younger.
The Needless isn't a character or element the work could do without.
Needs More Love isn't about the poor Woobies and similar characters.
A Neet is not a keet who has Super OCD.
Nerf has nothing to do with the creatures from known for their scruffy herders.
Star Wars The Nerf Arm is not a foam limb, it's not necessarily made by NERF, and isn't the arm with which game designers depower otherwise Game Breaker functionality.
Neutral Female is not a Character Alignment.
Never Recycle a Building is not advice to game developers to avoid overdoing Copy And Paste Environments.
Never Say "Die" does not refer to never using the singular form of "dice."
Yet, the trope page actually does list an example of that.
Never Trust a Trailer has nothing to do with personal suspicion of those things that trucks drag behind them. Where does Optimus' go?
If you work in the catalogue industry and you get a lot of impatient people who can't seem to read the date on which a book or sale starts, you may start to mutter that New Media Are Evil, but this page isn't about that.
The New Rock & Roll is not about trying to find a successor to that genre.
News Monopoly is not about how, when characters watch 24-Hour News Networks, if it's a Fox show it'll be Fox News, and if it's an NBC show it'll be MSNBC.
Newspaper Dating has nothing to do with personal ads in the classifieds. It also doesn't mean that sentient newspapers are dating, either, although Rule 34 says someone has written an explicit version of that.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero is not an expression of appreciation when admiring the pyrokinetics after the Supervillain Lair and/or the Death Ray have been blown up by The Hero.
A Nietzsche Wannabe is not some random forum poster who thinks s/he's so damn clever for abusing Nietzsche's famous "he who hunts monsters" quote against someone s/he doesn't like.
Nightmare Fuel is not fuel for Knightmare Frames.
The "Nightmare Fuel" trope itself has had numerous problems in the past, because it wasn't obvious by its name that it meant unintentional nightmare fuel. This potential for confusion got so bad that eventually the page was transplanted to Accidental Nightmare Fuel and a more general "scary things" trope plugged into its place.
Nightmare Fuel Coloring Book is not the example page for Nightmare Fuel from coloring books.
Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant has nothing to do with the Cryptkeeper or Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, having to get a new job.
A Nightmare Sequence is not part of the gameplay of a Nintendo Hard game which motivates Sequence Breaking.
Nine out of Ten Doctors Agree does not refer to ten incarnations of a Time Lord.
Ninja Butterflies are, sadly, not... well... butterflies who are Ninjas. Nor ninjas who use butterflies as shurikens.
A Ninja Log is not the logbook of a Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot Captain's journeys.
Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot is not a knock off of .
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nor does it describe HK 47 Even though, depending on your playstyle, all of those worlds might describe it.
A Ninja Prop is not a stage prop (nor an airplane propeller) that vanishes into the night undetected.
Ninja Run is not about the recommended course of action if you see one. (Don't bother; either you're too late, or they're not a very good ninja.)
Ninja Tropes are not appreciably stealthier or deadlier than any other tropes.
Nintendo Hard is not about getting a hard-on while playing Nintendo games. Nor is it about how Nintendo's products were physically durable.
Nippon Ichi is not about Mai Shiranui or her most valuable pair. Or Japan being itchy.
It's not "Me Bouncy!", by the way.
Nobody Can Die is not an alternate name for Death Takes a Holiday (the former describes settings wherein people should die, they just never seem to, while the latter describes situations in which nobody can die for good, in-universe reasons.)
No Bra does not mean not wearing underwear. That would be Vapor Wear.
No Can Opener isn't a situation where the villain is having trouble unleashing a Sealed Evil in a Can.
No Casualties Run is not the next line from the mouth of the guy who declared that No One Could Survive That.
No Conservation of Energy is not about someone who makes no attempt to reduce his or her power bill.
No Cure for Evil is not a proclamation that evil people are beyond redemption. Neither does it have to do with As Long as There Is Evil.
It's also not about a rule that states that the bad guys of series can't have a Cure of their own. ( Pretty Cure They had, and HOW!)
It's not a rule saying that evil people can't listen to the band The Cure.
No Doubt The Years Have Changed Me is not about any changes No Doubt has made to you over the years.
No Ending is not when a fictional work ends with a Big "NO!".
No Fair Cheating is rarely invoked when you are Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty.
Nor does it mean that only unfair cheating is allowed.
No Final Boss for You is not about games that don't have final bosses when released in other parts of the world.
No Flow in CGI is not about CGI characters who can't have their periods.
No-Gear Level doesn't mean a game has no technology-theme level in it.
No Guy Wants to Be Chased is not about guys hating being the one being chased in a car chase, nor is it about The Guy not liking those Advancing Wall of Doom segments, or 's Chaser mode.
S4 League No Honor Among Thieves is not David Weber saying that there will be no books called Honor Harrington .
Honor Among Thieves Noisy Guns are not firearms that are running around hooting and hollering.
Nor are they guns that are unrealistically noisy when shot; that's Bang Bang BANG.
"No. Just... No" Reaction is not how Dr. No introduces himself.
Nom de Mom doesn't mean that a character's alias or only name is Mom. Nor does it refer to moms getting eaten.
Nominal Hero is not a list of works named after their protagonists.
Nominal Importance is not about audiences expecting the title character to be the most important.
No Mouth And I Must Scream seem to be one trope, but they're not.
Non-Action Guy is not about if Might Guy has a brother at Mission Control. (They wouldn't get along well.)
Noodle Incident has nothing to do with the guitarist of Gorillaz.
Noodle Implements is not about tools made out of pasta. Believe me, I tried, don't ask.
No OSHA Compliance is not about policies that forbid Dan from taunting.
No Party Given is not about a disappointing birthday.
No Periods, Period most certainly has nothing to do with punctuation. (You want No Punctuation Period.) Nor does it have anything to do with a grammatical Logic Bomb.
No Recycling is not an aversion of Copy And Paste Environments.
Nose Nuggets isn't a literal interpretation of the phrase "Diggin' for gold."
No Sell is not about when a sales clerk has to open up a cash register just to make small change.
No Sex Allowed is not a proclamation that a certain person will never, ever get laid.
Nostalgia Filter is not a search engine exclusive to ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com.
No Such Thing as Space Jesus is not about Space Jews.
If someone says this is Not a Game, chances are it's not Allen Iverson talking about practice.
Not Allowed to Grow Up is not about parents deliberately preventing their children from maturing.
Not Always Evil has nothing to do with a website featuring bad customers or bad coworkers.
Not Brainwashed is only the specific trope where a character looks like they've been brainwashed, but has actually changed sides for real. If they're simply not brainwashed, that's not that trope. (Though if they're pretending to be that trope as part of a Fake Defector ploy, that would probably count as a subversion.)
Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught has nothing to do with cheating on your significant other.
Not Completely Useless is not about backhanded compliments given to The Load after a Crowning Moment Of Awesome.
Not Even Bothering with an Excuse is not referring to plots that didn't.
Nothing But Hits apparently doesn't refer to a soundtrack comprising entirely of orchestral hits.
Nothing Is Scarier is not about the ultimate scare.
Nothing Left To The Imagination is not a description of the outfit Ms. Fanservice is wearing.
The Not-Love Interest isn't the person that's accused of being your boyfriend/girlfriend all the time.
Not Now, Kiddo is not related to or Kill Bill Death the Kid.
Not Quite Daily Comic isn't about Schedule Slips of Web Comics.
Not So Crazy Anymore isn't about an insane character regaining sanity.
Not Using the Zed Word does not involve refusal to talk about a certain villain or ignoring the boss of the Power Rangers .
Men In Black "Not Wearing Pants" Dream has nothing to do with .
Strike Witches Not Wearing Tights is not about a male character or tomboyish female refusing to wear "girly" clothes.
No U is not a lipogram lacking the letter after T.
And it doesn't mean you don't have a Wii U either.
No Yay is not a moment in sports where the crowd boos. It is also not an anti-crack cocaine statement.
No, You does not exclude the target.
NTR does not have to do with the Nintendo DS's Working Title of Nitro (NTR).
A Nuclear Family has nothing to do with nuclear power. Well, except for The Simpsons.
A Nuclear Option is not what Utsuho Reiuji's power-up would be if she became playable in the next game.
Touhou Number Two is not related to Potty Emergency or Bring My Brown Pants. Or, for that matter, Oh Crap.
Nu Metal is not what 's BlazBlue Robot Girl is built with.
Nutritional Nightmare is not a nightmare after eating bad food.