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, Crosses the Line Twice.

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.
  • The TRON universe (films, games, comics, animated series) have Good Colors, Evil Colors and Tron Lines as Exaggerated and JustifiedTropes. A Program's circuitry patterns and coloration indicate their loyalties, native system, and relative social class. If a character changes their social position or loyalties, their circuitry will change to match.


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  • SCP Foundation:
    • SCP-2000 exaggerates the Reset Button trope with an extremely long narrative, relentless Techno Babble and a very convoluted process to actually hit the button. Oh, and it's been used several times before. The current iteration of the Foundation broke the damn thing so that it doesn't actually work anymore, though.
  • Similar to the South Park example below, the creators (who lampshaded it in their segment) of The Most Popular Girls in School exaggerated Potty Failure by revealing in Episode 29 that Deandra The New Girl pooped outside of her pants, all over her cheer squad, on everything within a 30-foot radius, and on the city!
    Deandra: When you pressure-blast Mountain Dew out of your anus it's not easily forgotten! After that, I was ruined. I wasn't just the girl who pooped her pants. I was the girl who monster dumped on two prom court members, a candy cane princess, and the junior class treasurer!

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  • 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".

Alternative Title(s): Exaggerated