The kind of {{trope}} which you [[Administrivia/SeenItAMillionTimes 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 {{trope}}s until they're pointed out to you. Some are AcceptableBreaksFromReality--unrealistic {{trope}}s 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 EstablishingShot, the first thing you ask yourself is "Where's TheHero?" 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 [[PlayingWithATrope being played with]] and not just used.

If anything, ''these'' are the proof that TropesAreNotBad. If ''these'' are {{cliche}} then so is nigh on every single work in the history of fiction.

Not to be confused with UniversalTropes, 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 NecessaryWeasel.

Contrast Administrivia/NotATrope and Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs. Compare Administrivia/NoTropeIsTooCommon. See also: CutToTheIndex and LawsAndFormulas.

* AnthropicPrinciple
* TheAntagonist
* BackgroundMusic
* BackStory
* CharacterDeath
* CharacterDevelopment
* {{Characters}}
* TheClimax
* {{Conflict}}
* {{Consistency}}
* {{Denouement}}
* DistinctiveAppearances
* TheEnd
* EarnYourFun
* EvilIsNotPacifist
* EvilVirtues
* FabulaAndSujet
* FictionNeverLies
* FlatCharacter
* FourthWall
* FunctionalGenreSavvy
* TheHero
* IncitingIncident
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail
* LikeRealityUnlessNoted
* MenAreTough
* MostWritersAreAdults
* MostWritersAreHuman
* MostWritersAreMale
* NarrativeBeats
* NobodyPoops
* OneCaseAtATime
* OneSteveLimit
* PerfectHealth
* {{Plot}}
* PlotDevice
* PlotPoint
* PointOfView
* TheProtagonist
* {{Punchline}}
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic
* RealityIsUnrealistic
* RisingConflict
* RoundedCharacter
* {{Settings}}
* StaticCharacter
* SurvivorshipBias
* ThinkInText
* ThirdPersonFlashback
* TimeMarchesOn
* UniqueItems
* VillainsActHeroesReact
* VillainAntagonist
* WomenAreDelicate