The kind of trope
which you see all the time
. ALL the time.
Some of them are intrinsically vital to storytelling itself; they're so ubiquitous, you don't even think of them as tropes
until they're pointed out to you. Some are Acceptable Breaks from Reality
that are intrinsic to the escapist appeal of fiction, and would seriously detract from it if they were averted
. Then you have the ones which are not necessary by any means, but look like the most natural
thing in the world—timeless classics which for centuries have driven stories forward, held audience breaths and become legends. You sit through the work expecting them, even looking forward to them; come the Establishing Shot
, the first thing you ask yourself is "Where's The Hero
?" If we were to list every single example of these tropes, the pages would go on forever; as a result, several of them only allow examples of the trope being played with
and not just used.
If anything, these
are the proof that Tropes Are Not Bad
. If these
then so is nigh on every single work in the history of fiction.
Not to be confused with Universal Tropes
, which are used in all types
of media, but need not be ubiquitous. If a trope
is omnipresent, but only within a specific genre, you may be looking at a Necessary Weasel
Contrast Not a Trope
and People Sit on Chairs