Exaggerated Trope

You think these Ojou Ringlets are extreme, you should see the curling irons!

It's like they knew that we had seen this movie before, and we knew the curves they were gonna throw at us, but they made the curves just a little bit sharper than usual.

When the writers decide to play with a trope by raising the results to the extreme.

Since Tropes Are Flexible, they can be taken to various degrees. This is about taking them to degrees much higher than typical, often to ridiculous extremes.

In short, this is why The Same but More warns that higher degrees of tropes alone are not new tropes. Those are simply Playing with a Trope.

This is usually done for parody, but there can be other reasons to do this.

Compare Troperiffic, Serial Escalation, Up to Eleven, Refuge in Audacity, Logical Extreme.

Contrast Downplayed Trope.


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  • the whole Call of Dooty Doom Mod are Take That against Call of Duty series.
  • Ultraman Moedari takes some Ultra Series tropes, most notably the multiverse concept of the Zero Film Trilogy, and takes them beyond eleven. So much so that there are categories for groups of multiverses. Previous hero's powers? Take them all and combine them!

  • Tangled:
    • The Frying Pan of Doom is exaggerated to the extent that at the end of the movie, frying pans are made the official weapon of the town guards.
    • The movie also exaggerates Light Is Good. As quoted from the trope example: "Rapunzel, a gentle, caring girl who is a Friend to All Living Things, loves daylight (as well as starlight) and has golden hair because her mother ingested a flower that had grown from a drop of liquid sunlight."
  • Starship Troopers: Any tropes about war, army, etc...
  • Avatar: Going Native. The protagonist physically becomes one of the People.
  • Lifetime movies exaggerate pretty much every trope that makes men look bad.
    • Lifetime movies about eating disorders tend to exaggerate the effects. Starving in Suburbia actually has the main girl manifesting her eating disorder into an imaginary friend who she converses with and in one scene the mother inspects the smell coming from her daughter's closet and finds she had been stuffing food in her pockets and it was left there so long it went rancid.


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  • iCarly does this with Comedic Sociopathy.
  • A Too Dumb to Live drug dealer in the Castle episode "Sucker Punch" has an exaggerated version of Cut Himself Shaving inflicted on him. His injuries are very obviously the result of being beaten half to death by the local Irish mob ("very obviously," as in Castle and Beckett literally walked in on the beating), but he explains it has having fallen down the stairs. And his eye being swollen shut due to having hit a door on his way down. And his mangled hand as a result of getting it caught in a grate at the bottom.


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     Western Animation  
  • A lot of the Disney Princess artwork really loves to crank up Everything's Better with Sparkles.
  • The Hilariously Abusive Childhood of Doctor Doofenshmirtz's Multiple-Choice Past from Phineas and Ferb: "It all started when I was born. Neither of my parents showed up." He had to pretend to be a lawn gnome after theirs was repossessed, he had to wear dresses, he wasn't allowed to go swimming in public pools, his father preferred the dog and named it "Only Son" and he was abandoned and raised by ocelots.
    • Then there's Phineas and Ferb's Homemade Inventions - they think nothing of building a mountain ski resort in their backyard, a rollercoaster that spans the city or two spacecraft and mission control with a free morning, and Candace's inevitable case of It Was Here, I Swear: whatever it is, and however much of a mess it should leave behind, everything vanishes without trace by the time she tries to show their parents.
  • Done in Adventure Time with Affectionate Pickpocket: When Finn and Jake assume they converted little orphan girl/thief Penny into living a new life, she gives Finn a thank you hug... then runs off after swiping all his clothes!
  • The South Park episode "World Wide Recorder Concert" exaggerates Potty Failure. When the boys slip the brown noise into the sheet music of rivals, it accidentally gets added to the sheet music for the entire concert, which is being broadcast worldwide...
    Reporter: Like the rest of the world, everyone here has crapped their pants. Some crapped themselves to death. And still others ...ruined perfectly good pairs of pants.
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Kracked Krabs" exaggerates Stealing from the Hotel. Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob winded stealing the entire room. They even call it "exaggerating".

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