Example from a work of which you've never heard, three-quarters of which is shrouded in spoilers that everyone will just look at anyway, because they either have already seen it or aren't ever going to see it, making the spoilers useless, but which, since you don't understand the character relationships, will be meaningless to you anyway.
Example of an aversion that seems completely unnecessary and adds nothing of substance to the entry.
Example that this editor is shocked, surprised, or astounded hasn't been mentioned yet. You've probably never heard of it.
Example from a "recent" arc of a webcomic that's been around for 8 years doing five updates a week, so the archive is huge, and since the example is so far up the page it's long ago fallen off the edit page, there's no way to tell when "recent" was.
Example that begins with "This is not actually an example, but..."
Another example from Trope Overdosed: The Series, indented, and perhaps directly addressing the last one, but separated from it because some other Troper added an example in between for whatever reason.
Real Life example: This Troper's personal testimony. (it will later be deleted, restored with a Justifying Edit, moved to Troper Tales Wiki, re-added because the original editor doesn't know about Troper Tales Wiki, and deleted again)
Inevitable music example from an artist you either hate or have never heard of.
Rather spurious example from Real Life, revealing the editor's ideological bias and bordering on Troll material.
Complaint that you can't make head or tails of the above because you don't know Japanese.
Natter about how it's Romaji, not actual Japanese.
An example from a series with an Entry Pimp, allowing you to know who added it without even looking at the history.
Perfectly normal example with a random word potholed for some reason.
Example that leaves out article but has otherwise perfect grammar.
An example that is already on the page but uses somewhat different writing.
Spoiler covered example from a series you've been following that lacks the volume or episode it appears in, leading you to believe that you've passed this spoiler and that you should know this already. You haven't, and so you've been spoiled! Curse you, TV Tropes!
Example with such bizarre spoiler tags that you have to reveal, just because youcan't figure out what's going on.
An example placed kind of in the middle, yet not quite at the top because the editor thinks he's sneaky in getting his example put higher up on the list.
Another Red House Painters example posted by Tonagamu... and you don't care because you haven't heard of Red House Painters.
Tonagamu adding on the example even though he probably could have just added it to the main paragraph.
Example being edited twenty times in the history, because the editor couldn't remember the correct potholing method, and couldn't preview it before sending. Obviously said example is from before the update that added a preview function.
Example with no space between the source text and the asterisk, which tends to look really weird when editing the page.
Fan Fiction example of this trope, supposedly not one written by the editor writing this example.
Incomplete example that was
Example that was repeatedly deleted and then re-added, with whole paragraph arguments in the reasons for editing.
Until the earlier example is deleted because the two versions were added by the same troper.
Completely mundane example, but the person who added it insists that he isn't making it up.
Example that was sorted into the wrong medium.
Example from Warhammer40000, with shoehorned reminder of that game's Black and Grey Morality and/or World Half Empty, probably describing the Imperium at length, and ending with "And they're the good guys."
Example, combining this with Rape The Dog, Nightmare Fuel, or some other trope whose name we had to change.
make matters worse, a third editor went on to delete the first half, leaving you with no clue what it's about unless by some chance it happens to look familiar to you.
Example that is used in the picture above and will be given noted as being pictued above with parantheses. (pictured above)
Example that used to be pictured above and is noted as such, but the picture is no longer present, so now everyone is confused.
Example from the show that gives the page quote.
Example that cryptically references the previous page quote that nobody bothered to fix.
Example of an aversion that's actually an inversion.
Example of an inversion that's actually a double subversion.
Argument pointing out that previous example is a double subversion and not an inversion.
Statement expounding on the notion that inversions are a type of subversion.
Example of a double subversion that doesn't even belong on this page.
Example of an aversion that's actually a totally straight example of the trope.
Example of a subversion that actually is a subversion. Probably the first you've seen all day.
Not exactly an example of [Trope Name] Injokes, but it's so funny I have to tell you all about the time in Trope Overdosed where (insert description of either A} the trope being played perfectly straight or B} something completely unrelated) and it was so funny that I forgot we had Examples Searching for a Trope where these things really ought to go.
Repeated example from earlier on the list.
Example from a show you don't watch and may have never heard of, written so worshipfully that you get Hype Aversion from a single sentence fragment.
Example that really should be spoilered, and in fact is spoilered on other pages of the wiki, just not here. Really, You Should Know This Already.
Reference to a Trope Overdosed work, with notation that the reference is obligatory.
Despite a previous reference to the same work.
Example that this editor is shocked, surprised, or astounded hasn't been mentioned yet, even though it has.
Example added by a [completely clueless dork|new contributor] who doesn't understand that PMWiki doesn't use [ThatOtherWiki|MediaWiki] markup coding, thinks double curly brackets or asterisks code for italics, and doesn't bother to look at any adjacent examples to see how they're coded.
Example which, by some fluke of nature, and bizarre linguistic ability/inability by That Troper which leads to an example which goes into unnecessary and intricate details as to just how the example is indeed example, and details everything in such great volume that they might just as well quoted the actual trope example from the series in question leading to entire lengths of the page taken up with just one very long example, an example that usually so long because it's only vaguely related to the trope that it's reputedly about, and the length of the example is a roundabout way of justifying it as an example.
Example added after an example marked as "Finally" (but that wasn't edited to take the word "finally" out), thus making the finally a lie.
The obligatory, out of place, Portal reference, due to the previous post mentioning either cake or lie.
Example that features a spoiler for some irrelevant detail that everyone... EVERYONE... knows about because Entertainment Tonight, People, Variety, and the six o'clock evening news have been blaring about for months.
Example that features entire lines of spoiler-covered text, despite the fact that the media being "spoiled" are decades if not centuries old, and thus qualify as things that you already knew.
Example involving Alice Q. Girl with only her name and the gendered pronouns spoilered out so you already know that whoever this is about, she is female.
Similar example from the same show, this time involving Bob X. Guy, with only his name spoilered out and none of the pronouns.
Similar example from same show, this time involving Alice Q. Girl, with gender-neutral use of pronouns to obscure what they did.
Declaration that Character You've Never Heard Of, from Series, is the absolute embodiment of this trope. In fact, they're the Ur Example, even though the series is only a year old.
Example stated to be the Ur Example of this trope by someone who only knows what an ur Example is by reading other examples that used the phrase instead of reading the actual page on Ur Example, and hence used it for a series that is only a year old.
Old example for a show which has since added context and backstory which render the example hopelessly outdated.
Explanatory addendum which brings things back up to date, instead of just editing or removing the original example.
Example containing a superfluous redlink because it contains a name like Mc Troper which hasn't been formatted correctly.
Example in which troper [[spoiler:forgot to add an ending "]" leading to various tropers reading said spoiler by mistake.]
Example in which troper [[Spoiler:failed to realize that improper capitalization screws up the markup]] leading to various tropers reading said spoiler.
Example covered in spoiler tags from a series that you're not up to date yet, yet you read the spoilers anyway because you just...can't...help yourself...dangit!
If Example is Anime, Manga, or other non-English media, you read even more spoilers because you are up to date... on the English releases. The next spoilers are from not-yet-officially-translated-but-available-online-anyways sections of the series. You kick yourself for forgetting those and rant to yourself about people breaking the law and ruining the surprise as a result even though you probably did that at one point yourself. ...dangit more!!
If Example is Anime, Manga, or other non-English media, you read even more spoilers because you are up to date... on the Fan Subbed Anime. The next spoilers are from Manga Fan Translations. You kick yourself for forgetting those and rant to yourself about people breaking the law and ruining the surprise as a result even though you probably did that at one point yourself. ...dangit yet again!!!
If Example is Anime, Manga, or other non-English media, you read even more spoilers because you are up to date... on the Fan Translations. The next spoilers are from some source that no one has got around to translating yet, but which has had its events vaguely described by someone on an image board, forum or blog. You kick yourself for forgetting those and rant to yourself about people ruining the surprise even though they're probably not breaking the law by this point. ...and kick yourself again if the example turns out to be based on false information.
An entry that is entirely spoiler tagged, presumably because even knowing the series is an example of this trope is a spoiler, but making it so that anybody has to highlight it just to see what series they're talking about, ruining any use of the spoiler tag in the first place.
Perfectly sensible example that helps the reader understand the trope better and is enlightened for it.
Obligatory Webcomic/Homestuck reference, and a full description of the quandrants
Also, the troper loves replying to this sort of example, but usually forgets where it was on the page because he's so busy reading the other examples. So he puts it on the bottom, including an explanation of why it's there and rarely even remembering what he was going to reply about.
One word: Example. Many, many more words. In fact, an entire paragraph of words describing that example, but still incomprehensible unless you're familiar with the source, probably describing how cool This Troper thinks the source is and how great an example it allegedly is.
Example from something with a Broken Base, written in a highly diplomatic and value-neutral way, using phrases like "this upset some of the fans". This example probably replaced several paragraphs worth of argument from opposite sides of the schism, possibly between the same two people.
Follow up post by someone who didn't get the memo, continuing the argument by saying how much that usage of the trope sucked.
Rebuttal from someone else who didn't get the memo, responding to the above, which eventually gets the page locked.
Example from the original version of a classic horror film, written in such a way as to instantly differentiate itself from the poorly-received remake or myriad disappointing sequels.
In Series, this trope is used in such a spoileriffic fashion that only the show name has escaped spoiler tags. Despite this caution, the show's mere presence on this page is enough to clue people in.
An example which goes on for ten lines of text completely hidden, including the title, just talking about how much Series is an example, exactly what happened, with ALSO randomly popping up in all caps, no periods (linked to the wrong page) Tons Of Red Text and links that, when you highlight the "example," you accidentally get sent to some random page. At the very end, there are only two words to clue you in on how an entire paragraph could somehow be an extremely long winded example.
''ExamplesWithoutSpaces'' because someone tried to link them using both the brackets and a Wiki Word.
Obligatory Twilight example, noting how it was either 'done badly', or 'particularly glaring'.
[[ Bizarre and inexplicable case of empty double brackets]], caused by the deletion of the article I Am Not Making This Up which led to the phrase just outright being deleted in every instance that it appeared in the wiki, [[ leading to a lot of broken]] pot holes. [[ Seriously.]]
Example that has no relation to the example on the page for the work.
Example with an explanation that contradicts the explanation on the page for the work.
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Very long example that goes on for a long, long, long time, with only two sentence breaks, setting up essentially the entire plot of a long-running series, for no apparent reason, becoming redundant at some point, but also just rambling on and on, which gives you the impression that somebody is just talking and talkingin one long, incredibly unbroken sentence, moving from topic to topic, so that nobody has a chance to interrupt, working in at least one (overused and not all that funny) meme along the way which you wish the writer would of left out, drawing gradually closer to having something resembling a point, perhaps with something in spoiler tags, perhaps not, becoming redundant at some point, but also just rambling on and on, and finally actually describing how this is an example, which is kind of a letdown. Then there's a followup about This Troper's very strong feelings on the matter which you don't really care about, and something about Ho Yay or Crowning Moment of Awesome, and because this ridiculous example is so long, everyone just kind of skims it and never notices the grammatical error in the middle.
Reference to a show (i.e. Firefly) entered at the bottom because the editor has only read the page description, and not bothered to look to see if an entry of that show is already there. 87% chance of being the exact same example just worded differently.
Example that the contributor forgot to bullet
Example the contributor stuck between another example and its elaboration.
Elaboration of normal example.
Another example written as if it were a further elaboration.
A further indent that probably exceeds the limit of indention.
Example that you won't even read because by this point the entry has gotten too long and boring, and the initial appeal has become overplayed.
Poorly explained example that really doesn't make too much sense, but refers to something that is technically an example but has probably been mentioned before, and should probably be deleted.
The same example from an episode of a TV show which just ared, even though there are already an entry for the same seres up above AND the new exmaple already exits if the editor were to move his eyeballs by three inches. Usually full of spoiler tags and spelling erors because the editor was trying to be the first person to post the example.
Example which states that Character 1 is an example, but Character 2 and Character 3 also qualify.
Example that is also an example of Next Trope and also appears on that page, copied word-for-word.
Example that looks weird because someone changed I to I without fixing the sentence's voice, which I thinks is not only lazy but Completely Missing the Point.
Example that is well thought out, entirely valid, and correctly cites evidence supporting it from both the episode in question and Word of God, that will be deleted outright with a snarky comment in the edit reasons because This Troper appears somewhere in it rather than simply being edited to fix.
Example made by a contributor similar to the above that also doesn't understand single-word links and threw in a random capital letter instead.
Example made by a completely clueless contributor that uses the external link markup for a simple pothole despite proper examples of said formatting being all over the source code, easily visible to any editor.
WHAT? How the heck did we get this far without citing example?! Example practically IS this trope.
Example that is still part of the above list, but is a single-level bullet for some reason.
Example from My Favorite Show that mentions the show's title despite being in a list of examples from that show.
Really weird example that nobody is quite sure whether it's a subversion, an inversion, or a legacy version.
With an example, it's pretty much given.
And then there's this example. Dear god, this example.
Example which is is built onto this trope.
RANDOM MEME WRITTEN IN ALL-CAPS THAT YOU WON'T GET UNLESS YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH WHATEVER SHOW ITS FROM!!!!11!
porly spelled exaple that is alredy on the page
Example with AliciaAlice and Bob, from Television Show, which was canceled un-canceled after this example was written, but this is the next editor's favorite show, so everything must be crossed out instead of just corrected. This of course looks incredibly silly since strikethrough doesn't even exist anymore.
Alice: Quote that is formatted
Example with an extra blank line after it.
Example with a quote, followed by some more elaboration.
Alice: The quote. Bob: Yes, this is the quote. The elaboration, which is still in quote-format because of bad formatting.
Example that mentions the "current" page picture or quote, which is completely different from both the actual current picture or quote and several other examples that also mention outdated pictures or quotes.
Example that contains minor factual errors.
Another example calling the original poster of that example an idiot.
Ridiculously nitpicky reply quoting facts that only someone who works in the field mentioned/lives in the area mentioned/is God would know.
Ridiculously nitpicky reply that focuses on one inconsistency that can be easily edited out.
An example, where, at least partly but not necessary completely due to the contributing troper's native language's differences with English, the textual content comes off as somewhat bizarrely worded yet not as far as being incomprehendable. And which, because of being buried amidst of examples of not-that-public-adored shows where it rarely receives any attention, still remains in the condition of awkward grammar for the purpose to confuse those rares who are in luck to happen across its way.
Example that is duplicated on Another Related Trope Page. It really fits on that page better, but it hasn't been removed because that page is newer, and no one made the connection between the two tropes until after the newer one was launched.
Example of an inversion that technically doesn't belong here, since the inverted trope has its own page.
Decently written example.
Reply talking about how the trope is justified because of contrived reasons that this editor plucked from nowhere. Assertion that the troper who wrote the previous example was mistaken.
Valid example that happens to get all the context wrong, from the name of the main character to where he was when it happened.
Correction by fan of above series, who didn't change the actual entry because then other tropers wouldn't see how wrong it is.
Example which spoiler-tags the fact the trope happens.
Example in which the contributer pluralised a Wiki Word when the actual link is singular, thereby creating a redlink.
Example in which the contributer wrote "TitleOfBook" rather than "Literature/TitleOfBook", thereby either creating a redlink or a link to a similarly titled work in a different medium.
Example that assures us is a positive example of a negative trope, so we can be reminded Tropes Are Not Bad.
Examplenote which contains a hottip that really should have been converted to the new notation format by now, but because the editor tried to pothole something, not knowing that putting in double end brackets would end the hottip, there is]] a really weird and disjointed comment, followed by double end brackets, hinting you into what's going on. Rest of example.
Works Title: This example has been added in a technically-sound and generally accepted format, contrasting formats that are generally frowned upon or are simply technically unsound. However, said format clashes jarringly with the other, consistently-formatted examples on this page.
Example that uses an exclamation point, but lists an article with a custom title with an exclamation point, thus causing it to seem far too eager. Ain't Mahou Sensei Negima!! the greatest?
Example from Character-Named Work explaining how the titular [profession] uses this trope, which is now incomprehensible because the word titular is invisible.
An everted example. What that means is anyone's guess, since we don't actually have everted tropes.
A very lengthy example, which goes into detail about the show's history and cast, discussing that the show uses this trope to set up some chain of events or another and that it was contractually obligated for reasons unknown, but never actually coming out and saying just what the example actually is, thus making it a rather odd variation on a Zero-Context Example.
An example with a lengthy and probably untrue explanation or theory as to why the trope is a Justified Trope.
This troper wants you to know this troper found this example in Trope Overdosed: The Series even though this troper should know "this troper" shouldn't be used.
Example with a [[spoiler:broken spoiler] revealing something you don't want spoiled.
Example that, despite its otherwise perfect punctuation, does not end with a period, because the troper believes that only complete sentences should end in periods
Example that's stated somewhere else already, but the troper either didn't look for it, or looked in the wrong section.
Example requiring an extremely long explanation, despite the fact that it may not even be an example of the trope, but the troper decides to go ahead and put it in anyway, believing they have figured out exactly how the trope works, and therefore discovering that their favorite show had an example of the trope which could only be understood if the reader had a summary of the previous fifty-seven episodes of the show, so by the time they actually finish, they've completely forgotten what trope they were giving an example of, because they just wanted to show off the fact that they've finally figured out a key point in the show, and they were pretty sure it was a trope.
An example that is completely spoilered out, except for phrases that make no sense on their own.
Example that was clearly copy-pasted from the work's page.
Joke that didn't fit anywhere else, usually about the page itself, referencing the topic at hand.Extra stinger, because someone thinks that it's better to exercise their wit than to have a compact page.Finally, another example from earlier on the page.
Either Statler or Waldorf: Snarky comment about the subject at hand. Waldorf (if Statler made the original comment) or Statler (if Waldorf made the original comment): Sarcastic reply to the previous comment. Both: Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!