Just For Fun: [Trope Name] Injokes
Gratuitous caption text
"Quote from a particularly noteworthy example of the trope."
Elaborate introductory example or reasoning behind the trope
"One more quote than is allowed"
—Someone who doesn't know about Quotes Wiki or italics.
, ending in a Title Drop
. Reference to Alice and Bob
Plain, simple, and brief explanation of the trope. Common features of said trope.
Pros, cons, and/or implications of the trope.
Discussion of how the trope relates to anime
, even if it doesn't.
How old the trope is
. How seriously or not the trope is taken nowadays.
Mention of how this trope may sometimes be Truth in Television
Alternatively, if the trope is not Truth in Television
, an explanation of the horrible things that would happen if it were to be carried out.
Shoehorned reminder that Tropes Are Tools
, so no Justifying Edits
or Square Peg Round Tropery
of Trope Name. References to other, relevant tropes
. Justification of reason trope was split from older, less well-written trope.
See also related tropes
. Compare similar tropes
. Contrast conflicting tropes
Mild warning that this trope is not to be confused with similarly named trope
Mild warning that this trope is not to be confused with some trope with similar words in the title
, Just for Pun
Suggestion to post complaints on the Dethroning Moment of Suck page.
Now-obsolete mention of a Troper Tales
Reminder to keep natter off the main page with obligatory link to the Discussion page. Reminder that Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment applies to controversial subjects, and No Real Life Examples, Please! applies to tropes with no or controversial Real Life analogues.
- Example from earlier on the page that I'm repeating because I'm an overeager fan.
- Repeated example from earlier on the list.
- Example from some redlinked anime called Nipponisu no Serizu Neemu Disupeto Puresenssu wa Taituru no Ingurisu, the title of which you can't make heads or tails of because you don't know Japanese, peppered with mentions of seemingly every single Anime Fanspeak trope for added confusion.
- 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!
- 陰茎の例日本語。(see The First Law of Trope Examples).
- Translation of the above from a bilingual troper who thinks too highly of himself.
- A guess from an English-speaker who thinks that his idea makes more sense, especially since "Insert Japanese text here" is probably what that says. That makes sense.
- An alternate translation from someone who thinks that his idea makes more sense than either of the other two.
- Several lines of argument over which theory is best.
- Suggestion to use Babelfish.
- "In the case of Japan is written."
- Complaint about lack of common sense in interpreting translations.
- "Example written in Japanese"
- Example from Paul Robinson claiming that the trope is represented in his non-existent novel Instrument of God.
Two-kilobyte block of text alleged to be a quote from Instrument of God
which doesn't really seem to have any particular relevance to the trope, or, really, anything else for that matter.
- Far-reaching example from This Troper's favorite Trope Overdosed series. It's not really relevant but you'll leave it because someone else will just add it again.
- A particularly egregious example.
- Rare example from a particular medium, not to be confused with the dozen other examples from that medium.
- An example which bugs you because you wanted to be the one to add it.
- Not really relevant run-on sentence added after the original example so that you can still claim you helped put up the example.
- You're not kidding.
- Example of this trope being used to allegedly bad effect in Series.
- Reminder that Your Mileage May Vary from fan of Series. Inappropriate use of first person insisting that I thought it was used pretty well.
- Slightly reworded repetition of an example that already appears earlier in the page.
- Vague example that doesn't mention the show it came from or what happened due to something about a poor memory or something.
- Example on the same series, on the other hand...
- Example with only one word spoilered out, making it glaringly obvious even without highlighting that character in question dies.
- Robin Williams example, probably added by Lurkerbunny.
- Example with such bizarre spoiler tags that you have to reveal, just because you can'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.
accidentally split in half by another editor.
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 a subversion. Really, it's a subversion, I swear. They made this one little change so OHMIGOD SUBVERTED.
- 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.
- Snarky example from Snark Bait: The Series that would be heavily edited if it weren't for the fact that most tropers agree.
- Finally, example which does not fit in at all!
- Unnecessary explanation explaining why.
- Natter making fun of the above for Completely Missing the Point.
- An actual example from the same work.
- Example from Mahou Sensei Negima!.
- 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
- Along with a bulleted argument about Vriska.
- Or just repeated HONK honk HONK's
- OVERLY HYPED BOLDED, BLUE TEXT EXAMPLE, NEVER WITH ANY EXPLANATION, AND ALWAYS WITH GRATUITOUS EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- And usually much less verbose than that.
- Meta-example that needs a Wikipedia-URL to explain in full.
- Example that doesn't need one, but gets one anyway.
- Example that contains the words "also" or "similar to the above/below" despite the referred-to examples being deleted or moved, making it look very weird.
- Example that looks weird because someone with a vendetta against removed the pothole or Wiki Word without bothering to fix the rest of the sentence.
- Poorly explained pothole to a Youtube video which no longer exists.
- Link to a picture or comic page which illustrates the trope.
- Link to a picture or comic page which supposedly illustrates the trope perfectly, except that the link leads to an error page since the image has long since been removed.
- Example that's clearly trying to promote something the troper made with no explanation.
- 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.
- Example that gets no particularly strong emotional reaction from you, the reader, but is nonetheless Pot Holed to one of the various YMMV items. Maybe you had to be there.
- Example that potholes the series name in the character name so it can't be searched for on the page and will be repeated further down at some point.
- Example that is already somewhere on this page, but put here anyway.
- Two Words: Next Trope
- Natter about how this trope needs to be explained.
- Example Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch.
- Example marking the point where editors just stopped sorting their examples in alphabetical order, resulting in alphabetized examples above, and a random mess of repeated examples below.
- Suzumiya Haruhi example.
- Not to mention another example in that series.
- An example from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
- Example involving a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch.
- Natter referential joke!
- More joke references.
- Example saying Character Name embodies this trope, without any mention of what work provides us with Character Name. Not even a pot hole.
- Obligatory Firefly reference.
- Obligatory example from a Star Trek series/movie/book/videogame.
- Star Trek
- Obligatory Doctor Who example.
- Example that is pot holed right back the this page.
- [Trope Name] Injokes is a pretty good description of the plot to Series.
- 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.
- Example from a series you don't watch and has never particularly interested you, but - from this example, at least - actually sounds kind of clever. Perhaps the series is worth checking out?
- 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 causes you to lose The Game.
- Example with no explanation.
- Elaboration that should have been edited to the original example.
- Example of a trope usage which is somewhat subverted, in a way. Or described as being subverted partially/slightly/to some extent.
- Example from something awesome that you totally forgot about.
- Example that is actually wrong.
- Response explaining that the example is wrong without actually bothering to correct the example itself.
- Misguided effort to justify the wrong example.
- Repeated example from earlier on the list.
Don't forget to edit the comments from the YKTTW
into a reasonable example format instead of just blindly copying and pasting them.
- Repeated example from earlier on the list.
- Questionable example from This Troper's life.
- 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 talking in 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.
- Obligatory Johan reference.
- Firm assertion that Johan is this trope.
- Example that Candle Jack kidna
- An argument about the propriety of using a meme on a trope page.
- Light-hearted self-deprecating meta example.
- 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
- Normal example.
- 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.
- "Obligatory" example from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Example from a popular Web Comic you should read but don't because it is absurdly long and you don't want to go on an Archive Binge, including several references to how amazing the web comic is.
- Otherwise unremarkable example with incredibly rude edit reason.
- Example that is not an example.
- Response that points out that the above example is not an example.
- Further response that suggests it may be an example of Next Trope.
- Example that, for some reason, potholes back to this same page.
- Example that, for some reason, italicizes a Wiki Word that isn't a title.
- Example that, for some reason, put a  in brackets, resulting in a bracketed number instead of the simple link the editor intended.
- 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.
- Natter stating that the example is already on the page, without actually removing it.
- Example from a newspaper comic incorrectly placed in the Comic Books section.
- Example that is repeating a previous example, but deleted the first one.
- Arguably, an arguable example.
- My Favorite Show is the undisputed king of having this trope in spades, 'nuff said, full stop. And how!
- Example that deliberately does things that make you drink and ends with "Now drink up!".
- Example with minor historical inaccuracies.
- A scathing explanation of why this is wrong!
- condesending blather about how this topic isn't morally or philosophically important enough to deserve accuracy, implying that the above editor is a bad person for correcting someone
- Comment from person who corrected other person's spelling but left the origional mistake in place
- Reply to the effect that "original" isn't spelled like that either.
- Sarcastic reply that is potholed to Completely Missing the Point.
- Non-example added by someone who clearly didn't read the trope description and is just guessing based on the name.
- Example from The Simpsons pointing out that they did it, unaware of the actual purpose of that trope.
- Example awkwardly referencing a Renamed Trope because someone was too lazy to reword it.
- I can't believe nobody's mentioned the example from earlier on the page!
- Long Runner, referenced by name only with absolutely no context.
- Obligatory reference that Tv Tropes Will Ruin Your Life.
- Trope Name is a Time Lord, and TV Tropes is its TARDIS.
- An example where the editor, instead of using a Wiki Word, just put the words in curly brackets for some reason.
- An example where a Wiki Word is potholed to itself.
- An otherwise-unnoteworthy example note .
- An example With random Capital letterS.
- An example that is more Wild Mass Guessing than anything else.
- An example that was previously listed, but which someone added to the end because they were too lazy to check the list of examples.
- "This example is a quote which doesn't mention the series it comes from and just Pot Holes it instead."
- My Favorite Show has this. It really has this. I'm going to waste so much text telling you that it has this before getting to the example. (it has this.)
- Example, of course.
- My Favorite Show has a lot of examples of this:
- Aversion. (then why mention it?)
- 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
Alicia Alice 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.
: Quote that is formatted
Example that was left outside the folder tags by mistake.
Unnecessary Truth in Television Section (that technically should be titled "Real Life")
- Example involving Hitler, thus invoking Godwin's Law.
- Example involving Stalin, thus invoking Godwin's Law Response.
- Controversial example that is bound to be deleted at some point for fear that it might result in Internet Backdraft.
- Counterpoint to controversial example, which might even get the entire Real Life section taken off the page, despite the fact that the rest of the Real Life examples were perfectly uncontroversial.
- Historical example that is now found not to be true.
- Example that doesn't quite fit the trope.
- Example that doesn't actually belong in the Truth in Television section.
- Comment indicating that this example should be moved up into the main section, by someone who didn't bother to do that.
- Above example read by unhinged fan, who becomes a Daydream Believer.
- Non-example stating that this sometimes occurs in real life.
- Example from earlier on the page! Again!
- Urban Legend that totally happened to this troper's sister's ex-boyfriend's 2nd cousin's niece's math teacher's friend.
- Me Too! Lengthy personal anecdote.
- Example where someone put brackets around  for no reason.
- Inarguably correct example of trope
- Followed by someone arguing.
- Perfectly straight example described as "partially subverted"
- Example that's exactly the same as the one above it.
- Example that's exactly the same as the one above it.
- Example that fits better in a Sub-Trope.
- Pointing out that it "also" fits into subtrope.
- 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.
- 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.
- Scientific example that stems from a common misconception.
- Natter that disputes the accuracy of the above example while being equally wrong.
- Personal anecdote made general by scrubbing the name of the person, place, or thing it happened to.
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.