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Said Bookism does not mean Informed Librarian.
San Dimas Time is not the name that the people who live in the mid-eastern suburbs (Between L.A. and San Bernardino) of Los Angeles use for the Pacific Time Zone (their local time zone).
Satellite Character is not about the Moon being used as a character in a work.
Sarcasm Failure is not to be confused with an Insult Backfire.
Sarcastic Clapping and Slow Clap are separate concepts, though combining them would no doubt be fun.
Save Scumming has nothing to do with a hero's duty to protect everyone, including lowlifes.
Save the Day, Turn Away is not the thing common in Toku fights where after the enemy is defeated, the heroes turn towards the camera and pose dramatically while the enemy explodes behind them.
A Scapegoat Ad is not an advertisement for a product or service fans blame for their disappointment. That would be Scapegoat Creator.
A Scaramanga Special is not an extra nipple.
A Scare Campaign is not Jack Skellington's bid for re-election.
Scare 'Em Straight is not about turning homosexuals into heterosexual, although the method had been used for that.
Scary Dogmatic Aliens aren't freaky canine robots from outer space. At least, not usually.
Scatting is not...well, let's try not to explain too much.
Scenery Porn is not when an adult film is shot in the woods. Nor is it the various aspects of the environment having an orgy. It's not about having a fetish for it, either.
A School For Scheming is not where you learn how to become a Manipulative Bastard, Evil Chancellor or any of the other Evil Tropes. That's the Academy of Evil.
Nor is it an engineering school that teaches Scheme.
Sci Fi Ghetto is not the 'hood in space, nor a place where Space Jews are forced to live.
Schrödinger's Butterfly is not about how small changes may or may not have big effects and you need to look to find out.
Scooby Stack is not a typical favorite sandwich of Scooby and Shaggy.
The Scottish Trope does not have as subtropes Violent Glaswegian, Brave Scot, Scotland, or Glasgow Grin
Scotireland is not about Scots being always tired, or Scotland being a retiree refuge.
The Scrappy does not refer to a Boisterous Weakling, and it isn't to be taken literally to mean a feisty character in general.
Scrappy Index is not an Index we hate.
Scrappy Level is not about a character's relative level of obnoxiousness, nor is it a natural consequence of a video game forcing you to play as every character. (Although that may happen Scooby-Doo anyway...)
Scrappy Mechanic is not about auto-repair guys who are fond of fighting and/or hated by fans. It doesn't quite mean fixing a hated-by-the-audience character for the better, either.
Screw Destiny is not related to . The Sandman Thank goodness.
Nor is it the destiny of a screw.
A Screen Shake is not putting your monitor in a blender.
Screwed by the Network is not what latency and packet loss do to you in Competitive Multiplayer.
Screw Politeness Im A Senior is not about seniors in high school or college abusing the underclassmen.
Nor is it the politeness of a screw instant-messaging a senior.
Screw You, Elves! is totally not related to Rule34 of elves.
Screw Yourself is not an insult.
Or instructions on how to repair yourself if you are a robot.
Or a situation where Spin Attack goes wrong, resulting the character to be in the ground.
Scrub, within TV Tropes, is a noun, not a verb for cleaning.
Or a show where Zach Braff is the only actor.
Sea Mine is not about sailors who declare themselves "married to the sea". Nor is it about learning to work with a hostile ocean for the common good.
Sean Connery Is About to Shoot You is not about a Bolivian Army Ending in a story that has Sean Connery as the villain.
Second Verse Curse is not about swearing in the second verse of a song
Nor does it describe the tendency of the Alternate Universe of a series to be significantly worse off than the primary one.
Secret Art is not about hidden paintings.
The Secret of Long Pork Pies does not consist of little-known techniques to lengthen your pork pies.
And "pork pies" doesn't mean lies, so it's not about running a successful Long Con either.
Sedgwick Speech has nothing to do with henchmen.
Seinfeld Is Unfunny is not for complaining about .
Seinfeld Self Explanatory is not about works that need no explanation. Quite the opposite, in fact.
Self-Fanservice is not about sexually suggestive self-portraits.
Self-Insert Fic is not a Selfcest fanfic (though Selfcest can be involved in the plot of one).
A Self-Made Man is not necessarily a member of The Mafia.
Nor does it refer to how the almighty Self shaped humankind.
A Self-Made Orphan is not a Self-Made Man with dead parents.
Sensei-chan is not what Jackie Chan is referred to by those he would teach martial arts to.
A Sensei for Scoundrels is not the Mentor equivalent of a School For Scheming.
Senseless Violins has nothing to do with the music from the much-parodied Psycho shower scene, nor with violins being played without there being a point for them, nor about unconscious musical instruments. Musical instruments in a nearly-unusable tuning aren't it, either.
Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains is not about heroes who stay on healthy diets where villains are anorexic.
Sentai is not those Japanese cartoons you find in the Adult section of a video store.
Sentenced to Down Under is not about underground penal colonies. Or hell. We think.
Sequel Hook is not about a sequel to the movie where Robin Williams is a grown up Peter Pan. (It's already a sequel on its own anyway.) It's not a particular type of hooked pole used to grab particularly bad sequels, either (however, we may need those).
Making something Serious Business will not make the Joker ask its practitioners "Why So Serious"? At least we hope so...
Settings has nothing to do with option menus in video games.
Settled for Gay is not what happens when someone's so fed up with their lack of success with the opposite gender that they decide to try their luck with the same sex instead.
Seven Minute Lull is not about the 14th episode of , or the gap in the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Nixon tapes.
The Seven Mysteries is not about seven types of plots for mystery stories.
Sex by Proxy is not about creepy masked men and Humanoid Abomination-filming people enjoying each others' company, so to speak.
Sex Changes Everything is not about ubiquitous gender reassignment surgery.
Sexiled is not being forced to sleep on the couch.
Sexposition may involve multiple sex positions, but that's not important to the trope.
Sexy Man, Instant Harem isn't about getting an instant harem of sexy men. *sigh* But a woman can dream, can't she?
SF Debris is not about the remains of explosions in space.
Nor is it what you get when you smash a Super Famicom system with a sledgehammer.
Shades of Conflict is not about the cause of that really long fight scene in . Nor is it when the They Live! Fifty Shades of Grey start infighting. It isn't about characters picking fights upon putting on sunglasses either.
Shadow Archetype does not mean that Shadow the Hedgehog has become the source of a Fountain of Expies. Or any other character named Shadow, for that matter.
Shaggy Dog Story is not how one would describe Scooby-Doo in three words.
Nor is it giving a synopsis to the 2006 Disney film starring Tim Allen.
A Shaggy Search Technique is not about means of looking for things that turn out to be pointless all along.
A Shameful Strip is not a comic strip that the author now considers an Old Shame.
Shana Clone is not a criticism of generic doo-wop.
Shapeshifter Baggage does not describe The Luggage
Shapeshifting Lover is not about Power Perversion Potential. Though, you know...
Sheathe Your Sword is not a euphemism. Nor is it about an Iaijutsu Practitioner.
She Cleans Up Nicely is not the reason the maid deserves that raise she's been asking for. Unless she's really a hooker in a French Maid Outfit.
She's a Man in Japan is not about crossdressers of any stripe. Well, maybe a little, but not really.
It is also not about female characters who literally Gender Bender into men the moment they set foot in Japan.
She's Got Legs does not necessarily imply someone else is an amputee.
Ship Level is not about romantic pairings between locations in video games, nor an order to do so.
Ship Tease is not about floating vessels poking fun at others, nor is it about revealing only some details about a still-secret Cool Boat to excite fans of them.
Shipped in Shackles has nothing to do with our kind of shipping. This is for the best, trust me.
Shockwave Clap is not a venereal disease caught from a one-eyed Decepticon.
Shōjo is not the crazy old dude with the cat.
Shoo Out the Clowns is not about eradicating circus clowns. Not even evil ones.
Shoot Him, He Has a Wallet! is not a response to Screw the Rules, I Have Money!
Shooting Superman is not done with cameras, camcorders, cell phones, or any other recording device, unless it's part of a Scaramanga Special.
Shoot the Dog is not about what Duck Hunt players want to do.
Shoot the Money is not the Coin Launcher mode in .
Super Smash Bros.. Brawl Nor does it involve firing bullets at banknotes.
Or is it the old gunslinger trick of tossing a coin in the air and shooting a hole straight through the center of it.
Specifically, it's not done as the opposite of Shoot the Dog, to indicate a character has done away with his greed.
And it definitely not related to cum shots either.
And it's not about filming money, either.
Shoot the Shaggy Dog is not a subtrope of Shoot the Dog.
Nor is it what a really evil villain would order Scooby-Doo to do after mind-controlling him.
Nor is it what an anti-fur radical tells his underlings.
A Short Con is not a midget who lives a life of crime. His last name is not Smith, either.
It's also not a short convention of RPG / comics / anime fans.
Nor is it a term for a fraudulent midget.
It's not some kind of underage fetish, either.
A Short Runner is not a vertically-challenged athlete.
A Short Tank is not a Protection specced gnome warrior. That's a Cute Bruiser.
Nor is it a tank that is of shorter stature than average tanks.
Short Titles is not the opposite of Long Runners.
It's not about the titles of short films or cartoon shorts either. The work can be any length; the title is short.
Shotacon is not short for Shotaro Convention.
Shotgun Wedding does not involve marrying a shotgun.
Shotoclone does not explicitly refer to the playable kid version of an existing character.
Nor is it a clone of someone named Shoto.
Shot to the Heart doesn't have anything particularly to do with giving love a bad name.
Shout-Out does not have as subtropes Atomic F-Bomb, Big "NO!", Big "YES!", Big "OMG!", Death Wail, Say My Name, or Skyward Scream.
Shout Out Literature is not a surefire way to get thrown out of the library. Okay, it is, actually, but the page has nothing to do with that.
Shown Their Work is about creators and designers who show off their work. Boom mic operators and visual effects artists aren't encouraged to do the same.
Shut Up, Hannibal! is not when B.A. Baracus tells his boss to shove it after a plan doesn't come together.
Nor is it what Scipio did at the battle of Zama.
"Shut Up" Kiss is not about what people are saying to Gene Simmons and the others these days.
Siblings Wanted is not a Wanted Poster with the Dalton brothers.
A Sick Sad World is not a world literally in need of medication and love. At least, we hope not.
A Sideways Smile is not the following symbol :-)
Signature Style is not about methods in which you can write your name, nor is it about particularly stylish ways of writing one's name.
Silver Has Mystic Powers is not about Silver the Hedgehog and his telekinetic abilities.
Siren is not a page dedicated to a very loud Autobot.
Sirens Are Mermaids is not about police, fire, or ambulance sirens sprouting fishtails.
Sir Swears-a-Lot is not a knight who keeps shifting his allegience between various Feudal Lords.
Simple Staff is not the inversion of Pointy-Haired Boss.
A Single-Stroke Battle does not mean it ends with one of the combatants having a stroke.
A Sistine Steal isn't literally stealing Michelangelo's artwork from the Sistine Chapel. That would take an Impossible Thief.
A Sitcom Arch-Nemesis is not one of two Dueling Shows.
The Situation has nothing to do with Jersey Shore.
A Skeleton Key Card is not found by searching a dead guard, and probably isn't designed to unlock the closet.
A Skyward Scream is not when Link screams in .
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword A Slap-on-the-Wrist Nuke is not a slap on the wrist that explodes with the force of a nuclear bomb. It's not about slapping nukes off people's wrists.
Slap Slap Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is not a single trope about extremely violent or unusually fast-paced romantic relationships.
Slash Command is not the "basic attack" command for a swordsman in an RPG, nor is it an order from the dominant half of a slash pairing. Also has nothing to do with Macintosh keyboard shortcuts.
Slash Fic does not necessarily involve a Yandere.
Slash Fic also doesn't refer to fanfiction based on slasher movies. (Usually, at least.)
Nor are fictitious UNIX file paths or URLs involved in any way.
Nor does it necessarily involve a character named Slash.
Nor does it involve the brutal murder of a hated character.
Slashers Prefer Blondes has nothing to do with Yaoi Fangirls.
Slave to PR is not about hiring slaves Power Rangers with attitude.
A Sleeper Ship is not a fan pairing of two characters from Woody Allen's movie .
Sleeper Sleeping with the Boss is not when you sleep with a boss instead of fighting them.
Sliding Scale Long Name is not a sliding scale of the length of titles of works.
The Slipknot Ponytail is not how Corey Taylor and the boys wear their hair.
Slippery Soap has nothing to do with Blues Clues.
Slipping a Mickey does not relate to placing Hidden Mickeys around the Disney Theme Parks.
Under most circumstances, Slouch of Villainy does not mean a character is Obviously Evil just because the character in question has bad posture.
A Slow Clap does not refer to that golf clap snooty people use.
Slurpasaur does not describe Yoshi.
Just because a Bob-Omb received a Harvard education, it does not make it a Smart Bomb.
Smash Cut is not what you do with a club-sword (or similar).
Smashing Watermelons is not an Unusual Euphemism for really big breasts.
Smash Mook is not The Incredible Hulk's view of Mooks.
Smoke Out is not about flushing dem terrorists out of their hiding places by filling it with smoke. Nor is it a reminder that you're not allowed to smoke inside.
Smug Snake has nothing to do with the protagonist of the series or any of his Metal Gear Evil Twins.
Nor does it necessarily have to do with actual snakes.
Nor the Pokémon commonly known as "Smugleaf."
Smurfing regards to the language of the Trope Namer and their habit of randomly swapping out words with "smurf". Its more known description is the practice of people playing ranked online games like StarCraft Or League of Legends to make a new account in order to dominate players lower on the ladder, or get back in practice after a hiatus.
Snark Bait is not a decoy meant to attract SM-62 Snark missiles. Or alien biological bombs. Or a difficult-to-describe, fantastic creature.
An SNK Boss is not a manager or executive of SNK/Playmore, and they do not appear in .
Shingeki no Kyojin So Bad, It's Good is not about a villain becoming so evil that he overflows into becoming good.
Snowclones does not refer to Chrissy, Kirsten and Kristen shoveling their driveways in winter.
Soft Water does not refer to water low in minerals.
Sole Entertainment Option has nothing to do with foot fetishes.
Solid Gold Poop is not a YouTube Poop involving the old show Solid Gold.
Solo-Character Run is not when the one cowardly character flees in the face of danger while his braver companions stand their ground. Nor is it done in under twelve parsecs.
Solomon Divorce is not a divorce between two men named Solo mon.
Solve the Soup Cans is not a trope about Andy Warhol. Even if Dan Brown wrote his take on the man's work.
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped is not what Bugs Bunny will say after he takes a level in badass. Neither is it the realisation of a General Ripper-type that anvils will succeed where Nuking 'Em failed.
Something That Begins with "Boring" does not describe works that take several minutes to truly become interesting, or the initial story arc of
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Nor is it a heist that starts by drilling a tunnel underneath a building.
Somewhere, an Equestrian Is Crying does not mean that something sad happened on .
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Sophisticated as Hell is not about how Satan is Wicked Cultured.
Sophomore Slump isn't about students in their second year of high school or college becoming depressed or getting worse grades.
The Sorting Algorithm of Evil may be a scale of evil, but that doesn't mean Chris de Burg is high C.
Soundtrack Dissonance isn't about discordant musical cues.
So Okay, It's Average is not somebody uttering a bored comment that that a work piece is relatively adequate, such as saying "So, okay, it's AVERAGE." (It is actually a subjective rating simply meaning that a work is not horrible or awesome but "just okay".)
So Unfunny It's Funny is not about The Unfunny.
Southern-Fried Private: To quote the page, "Despite the title, this trope is not a cross between Groin Attack and Kill It with Fire."
Space Compression is a video game trope about an Acceptable Break from Reality. It is not a science fiction trope about one of the common ways Faster-Than-Light Travel is achieved, through creative uses of general relativity to temporarily compress two locations close together that are usually far apart.
Space-Filling Path does not mean a strategy to beat and its likes.
Snake Space Jews is not about Jewish astronauts.
A Space Master is not about a kung-fu mentor in outer space. It's also not about someone who's become very good at organizing things in a container, unless it becomes supernatural.
Space Mines are not about exploiting the ore in space. Nor do they have anything to do with learning to work with a hostile universe for the common good.
A Space Opera is not an Opera Recycled In Space.
The Space Race does not have Space Jews as a subtrope.
Space Whale only has to do with outer space, not inner space, MySpace, or the space bar on a keyboard.
Nor is it what you might see if a hypothetical merger of MySpace and Twitter was over capacity.
Alien MDMA tabs would be an example of SpaceX, but they're not specifically what the trope is about.
Spam Attack has nothing to do with canned lunchmeat, possibly unless you end up fighting in a supermarket. Nor does it have anything to do with the Spam song. Neither does it have to do with how the Big Bad of the first movie was weakened. On a more serious note, it is about attacks that hit many times, not reusing one attack many times over.
Digimon It also has nothing to do with a Troll bombarding an internet forum with spam.
El Spanish O is not themed on the country of Spain.
The Big O The Spartan Way is not about YELLING! EVERY! WORD!
Speaks in Shout-Outs is not the same as No Indoor Voice.
Spell Construction has nothing to do with spelling the word "construction".
Spexico is not a Mega Corp. or Peace & Love, Incorporated equivalent to Zeiss, Buach and Lomb, or Dr. Bizer's Value Vision.
A Spike Shooter is not a First-Person Shooter where you play as or shoot at any character named Spike. As popular as Barney Blaster was back in its day, there isn't any need to vent one's frustration at another happy purple-and-green reptilian.
Spin to Deflect Stuff is not another way of saying Do A Barrel Roll. It also has nothing to do with how politicians evade answering inconvenient questions.
A Spinoff is not a trope about how cordless drills were first developed for astronauts or that sort of stuff.
It's not a political public-relations contest.
A Spirit Bomb is nearly the polar opposite of a Molotov cocktail.
The Spirit World is not a subtrope of Level Ate based around distilled liquors.
Spit Take is not part of the solution to an early puzzle in , nor is it a common thing to do to suspects in a Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Police Procedural. It also cannot be used to cure a Cannot Spit It Out.
The SPOON Stamp does not mean that an article is big, blue, heroic, and completely devoid of reason, nor does it mean it would be great to have around at breakfast.
The Spotlight-Stealing Squad is not made up of guys from your high school who used to bully the AV Club.
Spot Monkey doesn't ask you to identify a monkey within a large crowd of people.
Spotting the Thread does not involve looking for a Special Effects Failure.
Springtime for Hitler does not describe Operation Sickle-Slice.
A Sprite Comic is not a comic that has been officially endorsed by the Coca-Cola corporation to promote that clear lemony-lime softdrink.
A Squash Match, surprisingly, is not a squash match. It doesn't even involve racquets of any kind.
Nor is it a puzzle involving pairing up gourds.
Squeaky Eyes is not what happens when a character is squeezed like one of those squeaky toys.
Squirrels in My Pants is not about Interspecies Romance in the park.
Stab The Salad isn't how you beat Saladron in Nor how kids who don't like vegetables react to the Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom. sight of a salad.
Stab the Scorpion does not refer to what happens to the yellow-clad zombie ninja from when you Mortal Kombat FINISH HIM!
Stage Names is not about what the people who make Video Games call their stages/levels/worlds/whatever.
Staking the Loved One doesn't mean that a character will use them for betting in a poker game.
Stalker with a Crush doesn't mean the ranger from is in love.
G.I. Joe Stalking Mission is not a guide on how to secretly observe and follow around that fourteen year-old Twi'lek orphan girl. Besides, she's probably already following around, so that's kind of pointless.
you The Standard Female Grab Area is not the anatomical location where women grab men; quite the opposite. Furthermore, it is not anywhere inappropriate.
Starboarding is not what the does for fun.
Silver Surfer Nor is it a variation of waterboarding that is only carried out on famous people.
Stargate City is a real-world city, and doesn't have any Stargates in it, apart from props.
The Stars Are Going Out is not about celebrities dating each other.
The Starscream is not Ness and Lucas calling their Final Smash.
Static Stun Gun does not refer to stun guns that aren't even animated when used and thus look like the wielder is too stupid to activate it before using. Nor does it refer to stun weapons that don't have any visible effect in the first place. Nor is it a stun gun used by Static, not that he needs one.
Status Quo Is God is not meant to imply that the band behind "Rockin' All Over The World" are worthy of worship. They're good, but not that good. Nor is it sucking up to the fictional rapper in the show .
Off Center Stay Frosty is not why Elsa gave Olaf his own personal flurry.
Staying Alive is not about disco music, dancing, John Travolta, or really outdated dancing fads.
The Stealth Mentor does not silently sneak up on people, grab them from behind, then whisper advice in their ears before fading back into the shadows.
Nor is he a wise old ninja who trains heroes in the art of invisibility.
Stealth Parody does not involve making fun of , Metal Gear Solid , Thief or similar games.
Splinter Cell Steam has nothing to do with water vapor.
Steam Never Dies is not about the belief that the online gaming service will last forever, or about someone who dislikes the online gaming service complaining that it's lasted for so long.
Stepford Smiler is not a Serial Killer who goes around Stepford Suburbia with a Slasher Smile killing people. Unless he acts like a nice, cheerful person when he's not killing people.
Steven Ulysses Perhero is not a reference to James Joyce's wandering hero.
A Stern Chase is not a Chase Scene where everyone involved is The Stoic.
Sticks to the Back doesn't involve the old trick of poking someone with a stick while bluffing that it's a gun. Nor is it beating people up with cricket bats. Nor does it have anything to do with putting the White and Black Mages and Squishy Wizards in the back of the party so they take less damage.
It's also not about characters with adhesive backsides.
Stocking Filler is not about those tchotchkes generally only bought as small gifts, that nobody would actually ever use for anything.
Stock Kisses is not an order to invest in chocolates. The market's not very profitable and they melt when not stored carefully.
Stock Parodies are not parodies about preparing a food in flavored water.
Stock Superpowers are not ways to grab money in the stock market.
“Stop Having Fun” Guys is not the ungrammatical plea from a little sibling for your mother to stop cooking mushrooms.
Nor is it a sentence that could be followed up with "and start getting bored".
Nor is it a plea against the proliferation of useless characters in .
Chrono Cross Story-Breaker Power is not the same as Living Lie Detector, and doesn't usually have to do with the ability to automatically see through false alibis either.
Stout Strength does not involve beer.
The Straight and Arrow Path is not about arrows flying in a straight line. That's No Arc in Archery.
Straight for the Commander does not describe the Male Shepard/Diana Alliers or Female Shepard/Kaiden Alenko Pairings, or any other example of a commanding officer's presence turning a homosexual character bisexual.
Straight Gay is not someone indecisive about his/her sexuality.
Straight Man is not a superhero with a notable lack of Ho Yay. Nor is it dealing exclusively with heterosexual men.
Straight Man and Wise Guy is not a heterosexual and his Magical Queer, nor does it imply that heterosexuals cannot be wise.
It's also not a comedy duo where one person sets up the jokes, and the other is in The Mafia.
Strange Pond Woman is not Amy from .
Doctor Who Strangled by the Red String has absolutely nothing to do with .
The Tale of Despereaux Nor is it a menstrual obstacle to intimacy.
Straw Loser is not an accurate description of the Scarecrow after someone cuts him open. Nor is it the guy who draws the short straw.
A Straw Vulcan is not a scarecrow with pointy ears, a straw version of a British bomber aircraft, a Vulcan rotary gun made of straw, a lame knockoff of an early Super Sentai team and most definitely not a person who bursts out easily.
The Streisand Effect is not about how angrily reacting to someone making fun of you makes people want to make fun of you more. It is loosely related though.
Strictly Formula is not about a mother refusing to breast-feed a baby.
Nor is it about the slightest error when mixing things causing everything to be destroyed.
Stroke Country is not called that because of a high rate of cerebral aneurysms.
Strong Family Resemblance isn't how similar the Strongs Bad, Mad, and Sad look. (Which is to say, not very.)
Stuffed into the Fridge is not a variation of Stuffed into a Locker.
Stunt Casting is not about the process of casting stunt doubles.
Stupid Jetpack Hitler is not how someone feels who keeps getting interfered by Adolf Hitler flying around on a jetpack.
Stupid Sexy Flanders is not about how northern Belgium is a thick but attractive area.
Stylistic Suck is not about porn, trendy ways to opperate vaccum cleaners, or fashionable ways for vampires, leaches, or spiders to feed.
Styrofoam Rocks is not an opinion about how nifty the substance is, not about how well it plays the guitar.
Sword Chucks is not about instances where someone chucks a sword.
Sword Plant is not a plant in the shape of a sword.
Nor a factory that produces swords.
Sublime Rhyme is not about vaporizing a poem.
Sub-Trope is not a trope related to submarines or long sandwiches.
Nor is it a list of tropes related to the Uke in a BDSM relationship.
Subways Suck is not the Catch Phrase of The "I Like Trains" Kid's Evil Counterpart.
It's also not a Take That at a chain of sandwich shops.
Such A Lovely Noun is not about complimenting pieces of grammar.
Sucking-In Lines is not about rows of cannon fodder.
Sudden Anatomy is not about flashing people.
Nor is it when a TV show you're watching spontaneously turns into .
Greys Anatomy Sue Donym is not about give your Mary Sue another name you go by.
Nor is it about characters whose real names are identical to their authors' obviously pseudonymic pen-names (ŕ la Anne Onymous).
Suetiful All Along is not about a character whose true name is Sue.
Sugar Bowl is not a mysterious MacGuffin the purpose of which is left to reader speculation, nor is it an American college football game.
Nor is it an unusual storage container for sweets, or the bowl the sugar cubes are put in at a cafe.
A Suggestive Collision is not a type of Auto Erotica.
Super Breeding Program is not about eugenics programs where supers are encouraged to have lots of children.
A Super Couple is not a pair of romantically-involved superheroes.
A Super Gender-Bender is not when a male changes to something beyond female or when a female changes to something beyond male or about someone turning into a hyperbole of the opposite gender. It is also not about someone going from a regular gender to a Super Gender.
Superhero Packing Heat has nothing to do with Either version of the Human Torch, Firestorm, Fire or any other character who's main power is Playing with Fire.
Superheroes Wear Tights is not the same as Clothes Make the Superman.
The Super Move Portrait Attack is not what Relm is especially known for using.
Super OCD is not used to fight crime. (Or fight heroes.) Not directly, at least.
Super Punk Octo Pudding Gas Mark Seven is not about an octopus with a mohawk whose pudding-induced flatulence propels him faster than a fighter jet. Nor is it the seventh version of an eight-legged Humongous Mecha powered by highly filling puddings. Nor is it about... well, it would be quicker to just say that any possible meaning you could wring out of those seven words would have nothing whatsoever to do with that article. That's the entire point.
Supermarionation is one word and not the title of the next game.
Super Mario Bros. Super Trope is not what Trope-tan's superhero alterego is called. But it SHOULD be.
Nor is there a coresponding Bat Trope or Spider Trope.
Nor does it imply being more awesome than the average trope.
A Superweapon Surprise is not a resolution in which everyone in the story knew about the existence of a superweapon, but the audience didn't.
Super Weight is not a sign that Superman needs to go on a diet.
Super Window Jump is not the sequel to the SNES sequel of an NES game called "Window Jump".
Sure, Let's Go with That is not synonymous with Throw It In or Ascended Fanon.
Surprise Tropes is not an alternative name for the random button.
You do not get Survivor Guilt after the contestant you bitched about for 6 weeks is voted off the island. Neither is it feeling your participation in a Survivor season to be an Old Shame.
Also doesn't refer to someone who is the only survivor because he killed everyone else.
Sweater Girl does not mean that sweaters have genders. Nor is it a name for a joke hero or villain in a Comic Book.
Sweeps are not a group of identical Transformers created by Unicron.
Sweetie Graffiti is not graffiti depicting Sweetie Belle.
Sweet Polly Oliver is not Sweet Polly Purebred's real name.
Sword Drag is not about sword-wielding transvestites.
Sword over Head is not about how hitting things with a sword is better than thinking (or headbutting, for that matter. Or... anything else).
Tactical Door Use is not a supertrope of Door Judo.
Talk About That Thing is not about the sentence used to test whether a word is a noun or not.
note Talk to the Hand is not about people who communicate via Sign Language.
Nor is it about talking to Thing.
Take That is not about Phoenix Wright's Catch Phrase for when he presents crucial evidence. Nor the band.
Take That, Audience! is not about giving an audience to someone or when Oprah gives freebies to the live audience.
Take-That Kiss is not about when someone forcibly kisses someone else. Nor a Take That directed at KISS.
Take That, Scrappy! is not a demand of those meddling executives.
Also, it doesn't describe a character who is The Scrappy because he issues a Take That to the audience.
Taken for Granite is not when a character is pretending to be a statue. (Unless they start out by pretending and then turn into statues for real.)
Tame Maverick Exposition is not backstory provided by a Rule-Abiding Rebel.
Talk to Everyone is about when video games encourage a player to hear what every non-player character has to say, not about gamers who will do it anyway.
A Tandem Parasite is not two or more little creatures taking turns inhabiting and feeding off a larger one.
Tangled Family Tree is not about Rapunzel discovering her royal ancestry.
Tank Goodness is not how nice it is that there's someone in your party taking damage for you. Nor is it a measure of how well geared that person is. Nor is it about tank engines, no matter how much of a Cool Train the tank engine may be.
Tanks for Nothing doesn't refer to getting tanks for free, although if Tanks for Nothing is in effect you might not want to pay for them. Nor does it refer to fishtanks that don't or can't yet have fish living in them.
Tap on the Head is not a sex act, unless your idea of great sex involves being unconscious. Nor is it a way to make someone's head dispense beer.
Taste the Rainbow is not about eating Rainbow Brite. Or Rainbow Randolph. Or Rainbow Dash. Or fruit-flavored candies.
Nor is it about the time Pinkie Pie literally tried to drink out of a rainbow.
Tastes Like Diabetes is usually not what a Humanitarian comments after eating a fat person.
Or something Wilford Brimley would say. He would actually say it "tastes like diabeetus".
Or dialogue from the inevitable .
Retsu slash Tear Jerker is not the short name for a game with inconsistent framerate and screen tearing.
Nor is it a man who pleasures himself when watching people cry. Or uses as Tales of the Abyss Fetish Fuel.
Nor is it that incredibly sour ice pop.
It is also not a 18+ rated sad work.
Technicolor Death is not the death of Technicolor.
Techno Babble is not someone's incoherent ramblings mixed to a phat beat.
A Technological Pacifist is not a robot who refuses to fight.
Technopath is about neither technology-obsessed psychopaths, paths of technological development, nor anyone who just loves that electronic-sounding dance-party music. Nor is it about someone who hates machines to the point of becoming violent and irrational around them. It is also not about a trail that will lead you to the Lost Technology.
A Tech Tree is not what Bamboo Technology grows on.
Teens Are Monsters is not the Revised Ending to "Dude of the Living Dead."
Telescoping Staff is not about hiring astronomers.
Television Is Trying to Kill Us is not about killer TVs. Or about , for that matter.
Persona 4 Televisually Transmitted Disease is not about diseases that are actually spread by television transmissions.
Telly Tropes involves Kojak and Blofeld to some extent, but he's not the main focus.
Tempting Fate does not involve Nanoha in a bikini.
Ten Minutes in the Closet is not about someone who very quickly comes out as gay.
Terra Deforming does not involve pink Esper forms.
Testosterone Brigade is not about gay pride parades.
Text Formatting Rules is about how to use text formatting, not how awesome it is.
Thank the Maker is not about expressing gratitude towards a craftsperson giving away his/her wares for free.
That Came Out Wrong has nothing to do with Enfant Terrible or breach births, not for that matter Came Back Wrong.
That Didn't Happen has nothing to do with Canon Discontinuity or Fanon Discontinuity.
That Makes Me Feel Angry does not redirect to Berserk Button.
That Man Is Dead is not the same as He's Dead, Jim.
That One Boss: Strategy is not a list of particularly clever methods that have been used to defeat bosses.
That One Case is not an especially difficult part of .
Ace Attorney That Reminds Me of a Song is not about what Professor Layton would say if he took up spontaneous singing as a hobby instead of solving puzzles.
That's What She Said and What He Said are not Distaff Counterpart tropes.
The Alliance isn't necessarily an enemy of The Horde.
The Band Minus the Face is not a Five-Bad Band (or other such group of villains) without The Face.
The Big Race has nothing to do with Race Tropes.
The Chick is not about Egbert or the Baby Chickenhawk, though it may apply to Tweety Bird or Sweety Pie. It's also unrelated to Chick Tracts.
The reason The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes isn't because they don't like them.
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard does not mean that your computer is having an affair with someone else.
The Computer Is Your Friend is not a player-favoring variant of The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard.
The Drifter is not related to Multi-Track Drifting, or car drifting.
The Everyman has nothing to do with Everyman HYBRID or any other Slenderman Alternate Reality Game. At least, we don't think it does...
The Ex Index has not kicked the bucket, shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible.
The Power of Rock is not a trope about the type advantages of using only Rock-type Pokemon in battle. It's not about how strong the Gym Leader in the anime that trains Rock-type Pokemon is, either; that would be "The Power Of Brock". It's also not something "the power of paper" beats.
The Many Deaths of You has nothing to do with Agrajag, nor other such constant reincarnation-death cycles.
Then Let Me Be Evil is not about frustration at heroes who keep saying that evil must exist in the world but beat up bad guys anyway.
There Are No Therapists is not talking about items in that fail to grant resistance to status ailments.
Disgaea There Is No Try is not about rugby.
There Is Only One Bed is not about the One Bed to Rule Them All.
There Was a Door does not automatically lead to the assumption that it's gone now.
There Will Be Cake is a lie, even though the trope namer wasn't.
These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know does not refer to Women's Mysteries.
The Beard is not about Growing the Beard, nor is it about growing an actual beard.
The Beautiful Game is not what Ramsay Bolton hunts.
The Take is about an actor reacting to a situation, not a single filming run of a scene. (I.e. "take" as in " Double Take", not as in "Scene 20, Take 12".) Nor is it about a Dirty Cop.
The Tetris Effect is not about when you just can't stop playing. That's Just One More Level.
The "The" Title Confusion is unrelated to such works as .
Attack of the The Eye Creatures They Fight Crime is only tangentially related to crime fighting.
They Look Like Us Now has nothing to do with the point of the song "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chaplin, nor does it have anything to do with Generation Xerox.
They Plotted a Perfectly Good Waste is not an ecological complaint against the development of desert areas.
Nor is it about finding new landfill sites.
Thieves' Cant is not about revoking the rights of criminals.
The Thing That Goes Doink is not a Tonberry. It isn't the Duplicator, either. (That actually goes boink.) If you're thinking of wrestling clowns, then you're still off.
It's not about erections either.
It's also not the thing that makes that distinctive "doink doink" sound effect associated with .
Law & Order A Thinly Disguised Pilot does not fly an airplane.
This Index Is Better is not full of subjective tropes.
This Index Means Trouble is not about Giving Someone the Pointer Finger.
This Index Will Kill You is not about a Finger Poke of Doom.
This Is a Drill is not Crocodile Dundee's supposed response to This Is Not a Drill.
This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! is not what one says when avenging Emphasis Bitch.
This Is My Boomstick has absolutely nothing to do with shotguns. Most of the time. And even less to do with the Boom Stick trope.
This Is Wrong on So Many Levels isn't about a Plot Hole, Scrappy Mechanic, or Game-Breaking Bug that spans a large chunk of a video game.
This Loser Is You is not the inverse of A Winner Is You.
Those Two Guys aren't necessarily the only ones that exist in canon. Neither are they related to That One Boss.
Thread Hopping has nothing to do with a discussion from one thread hijacking an entirely separate one.
Three Minutes of Writhing is not about very quick torture or a very short time spent in Hell.
Three Strike Combo is not about pitching an out or bowling a turkey.
Thriving Ghost Towns are not ghost towns that are mysteriously clean and well-kept in spite of years of abandon.
Nor is it a town full of well-to-do undead.
Through His Stomach is not about a character getting shot or stabbed there.
It's also not about where you go after getting swallowed by a whale.
" Throw Away Guns" is a verb phrase, not a noun phrase. It does not necessarily imply that the guns are of low quality and deserve their fate of being tossed out.
Characters are not Thrown from the Zeppelin because they have no ticket. Or because they keep calling it a balloon.
Thunder Shock does not refer to finding thunder shocking. Despite what you may think, this never happens to Pikachu.
Thundraphobia, the old name for Fear of Thunder, is not a fear of the Marvel character, although that fear would not be unreasonable. Nor is it a fear of the Thundercats' homeworld; that's Thund era. Sadly, these two fears caused the page to be renamed, as these were far scarier than starships and sauropods.
It also wasn't fear of the phoenix character from the Aladdin series. Though there were some episodes where fear of her would make sense.
Tiered by Name is not about players assigning Character Tiers in a video game purely by their names.
A Time Bomb is not a bomb that blows up time.
A Time-Compression Montage is not a montage depicting Ultimecia doing her stuff (that would be time kompression anyway).
Timeline-Altering MacGuffin is not about items containing infallible predictions about the future that people use to get rich quick by placing their bets accordingly.
Title Drop is not when a character stops using another character's title, for dramatic effect.
Toasted Buns is not about cinamonny breakfast food.
Token Evil Teammate does not describe members of the Order of the Blackened Denarius, though it could describe one of their holders if s/he has to team up with Harry in an Enemy Mine situation.
The Token Mini-Moe is only sometimes a Tagalong Kid who's also a Token Minority.
A Token Romance does not necessarily involve two Token Minorities.
The Tokyo Fireball is not an alcoholic drink, nor is it one of those candies with lots of cinnamon extract to make it feel spicy.
Tomato in the Mirror rarely involves tomatos or mirrors.
Nor is it a version of Michael Jackson's song "Man in the Mirror"
Veggie Tales A Tomato Surprise is not a specialty soup.
Too Dumb to Live is not about people whose physical inability to speak costs them their lives.
Too Important to Walk is not about needing to get somewhere as quickly as possible, nor is it about why one does not simply Walk into Mordor.
Too Soon has nothing to do with Time Travel.
Nor does it have anything to do with Ragnaros.
Totally Radical has little to do with extremists and fundamentalists.
A Total Party Kill isn't something that dampens the mood of your social gathering.
To the Batpole! does not refer to a baseball bat.
To the Pain is not the last words of anyone on .
Naruto It's also not a toast made by a sadist.
It's also not a math term.
Too Head-Tiltingly Kinky To Torture is not a trope.
Touched by Vorlons has nothing to do with Naughty Tentacles. Thankfully. Or sadly.
Touhou is not a program by Toho Studios to create Kaiju. Though that would be awesome.
Toy Ship is not when the writers of a work "toy" with readers by hinting at a relationship that may never happen. It's not about a plastic buoyant vessel, either.
Or about shipping characters.
Toy Story Or about sending toys from one place to another.
Toyota Tripwire is not the name of an actual car.
Trailers Always Spoil is not about non- Ragnarok-Proofing enabled trailers.
Traitor Shot does not mean Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves.
Transformation Conventions does not mention AnthroCon and similar gatherings.
Transparent Closet is not an actual closet with a see-through door.
Trap Music is not (necessarily) about crossdressing or Admiral Ackbar.
The Trap Parents is not about pairs of crossdressing parents.
Trapped by Mountain Lions does not involve Snagglepuss.
Trash of the Titans does not involve a disagreement between Cyborg and Beast Boy over whose turn it is to do chores.
Trauma Inn is not when the stay at the inn gives you trauma.
A Treacherous Advisor is not to be confused with an Evil Chancellor, although it's possible characters that are both exist.
A Trend Aesop is not An Aesop that appears in a large number of works at once before becoming less popular.
Tricked Out Time does not involve putting spinning rims on your grandfather clock.
Trilogy Creep is not a creepy protagonist of a trilogy, or a creepy fanboy who only reads trilogies.
Triple Shifter does not have to do with the Triple Changers from .
Transformers Tripod Terror is not a horrified reaction to a camera being difficult to move.
Tron Lines is not about the particular style of dialog in .
TRON Nor is it an alternative to Lay Lines.
A Troll Fic is not a fanfic about the aliens from Alternia, although such a fic Homestuck can be a Troll Fic.
The MSPA fan community decided to call fan adventures about the aliens from Alternia "trollventures" and fan adventures made to be deliberately offensive "trollingventures" because of that.
Tropaholics Anonymous is not an actual support group for breaking your addiction to "tropahol". Mwahaha.
The Trope Formerly Known as X is not a list of Renamed Tropes.
Trope Overdosed is not about absorbing lethal levels of trope knowledge. But be careful.
Tropes Are Tools is not a way of expressing contempt whenever Tropes Are Not Good.
Trope-tan does not describe a change in skin tone from spending too much time editing the wiki. But be careful. Neither is it an unfortunately named Chinese person.
Troping 101 is not a beginner's class on this site.
A Truck Driver's Gear Change is not about operators of massive transportation machines shifting their transmissions.
True Love's Kiss does not mean that True Jackson is a KISS Fangirl.
Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty is not about nobility trying to hide their participation in grimy underground cage matches.
Tsundere is not a tsunami's derriere.
Turns Red is not a Face-Heel Turn where the villain is a commie.
Turn Undead is an ability to get rid of things that are already undead, not to turn things that are alive undead.
No pimps are involved, either, thankfully. Unless you're into that sort of thing.
Nor does it involve voluntarily becoming an undead, or switching between life and unlife.
Turtle Island is not an island inhabited by turtles. It also hasn't anything to do with the Caribbean island Tortuga.
Nor does it have anythnng to do with the Galapagos islands.
A Tunnel Network is not a computer network where the nodes are connected via tunnelling.
TV Strikes is not a 1950s horror movie. But it so should be.
It does not mean that TV is bad at baseball, or good at bowling.
Twelve Bar Blues doesn't involve depression leading to excessive drinking.
Twenty Bear Asses does not mean a bunch of people mooning passersby on a highway. It also does not refer to a group running a caravan of donkeys.
24 Hour Party People are not those annoying neighbors who are always partying.
Twerp Sweating has nothing to do with Team Rocket making things warm for the twerps.
Twilight of the Old West isn't about wangsty vampire cowboys. Or Twilight Sparkle moving to Appleloosa.
2-D Space is not related to breast size, or really, breasts at all.
A Tykebomb is rarely an child suicide bomber.
Tyop on the Cover does not mean that it features a person or band you ought to know named Tyop.
Typewriter Eating does not promote the consumption of word processors.