Parodied Trope

Sometimes it's just fun to make fun of a trope. It's fun to screw around with it or find the humor in those tropes. Thus we have the Parodied Trope.

Writers can even spoof their own tropes as a form of Self-Deprecation.

Sometimes this comes in the form of an Exaggerated Trope, or even a Downplayed Trope. Sometimes it overlaps with Zig-Zagging Trope, Inverted Trope, Averted Trope, or Subverted Trope (if the context makes it clear the aversion or subversion is a joke). If the trope is called on by the author, but still used, it's a Lampshade Hanging.

Compare other kinds of Playing with a Trope, Satire/Parody/Pastiche, Parody, Played for Laughs, Spoof Aesop.

Not to be confused with Parody Tropes (a list of tropes that are parodies themselves).

Tropes that are direct parodies of other tropes.

Parodies go on the left, original tropes on right


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