These are the "Mad-Libs" tropes. Each of these tropes is a basic concept + one element that changes (represented by "X" or a similar placeholder). For TitleTropes, such as CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase, this is simply a matter of filling in the blank(s). For StockPhrases, this becomes [structure of the phrase] + X, where X = [any word].

In a way, these are quintessential tropes, as easy storytelling devices. Fill in the blank, and BAM! instant recognition.

Compare {{Snowclones}}, the trope-naming equivalent of these Stock Phrases.

Not to be confused with XMakesAnythingCool or LetXBeTheUnknown.
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!!Plot/Characterization Tropes that follow this pattern:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever
* ABoyAndHisX
* HowTheCharacterStoleChristmas (a WholePlotReference where X is the protagonist)
* InCaseOfXBreakGlass
* MisterXAndMisterY
* MyXIsaY (as plot)
* NoTrueScotsman
* StartXToStopX
* TheatrePhantom
* ThroneMadeOfX
* WeaponOfXSlaying
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes
* XOnAStick

!!TitleTropes and NamingConventions that follow this pattern:
* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse
* TheAdjectivalMan
* TheAdjectivalSuperhero
* AgeOfTitles
* AmericanTitle
* BalladOfX
* CaptainColorbeard
* CaptainSuperhero
* TheCaseOf
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* TheCrimeJob
* {{Descriptiveville}}
* ADogNamedDog
* {{Egopolis}}
* EnterEponymous
* EpisodeFinishesTheTitle
* TheEponymousShow
* TheFantasticTropeOfWonderousTitles
* FooFu
* FrankenX
* TheFullNameAdventures'
* TheGreatWhodini
* HelloInsertNameHere (for a more active role in the substitution)
* {{iProduct}}
* TheJoyOfX
* {{Ladyella}}
* TheLastTitle
* ALizardNamedLiz
* MadameFortune
* TheMagnificent
* MisterDescriptor
* MyVerbinNoun
* {{My X Is A Y}} (as title)
* NameAndName
* NamedworldAndNamedland
* {{Name McAdjective}}
* {{NameTron}}
* NewNeoCity
* TheNotableNumeral
* TheNounAndTheNoun
* ANounReferredToAsX
* TheNounWhoVerbed
* NounVerber
* TheOneWith
* OperationBlank
* ProtagonistAndFriends
* {{Scandalgate}}
* SesquipedalianSmith
* SirVerbALot
* SomethingBlues
* TheSomethingForce
* {{Somethingitis}}
* SomethingNauts
* SomethingPerson
* TheSomethingSong
* SpaceX
* SpellMyNameWithAThe
* TheTalkShowWithHostName
* TheTitleSaga
* TheTitling
* ToTheBatnoun
* {{Trope 2000}}
* TheTropeKid
* TropesForDummies
* VersusTitle
* AVillainNamedZrg
* TheVonTropeFamily
* {{Whatevermancy}}
* TheXOfY

!!StockPhrases that follow this pattern:
* AndThisIsFor
* {{Crunchtastic}}
* GonnaNeedMoreX
* HaventYouSeenXBefore
* HehHehYouSaidX (when that exact phrase is used)
* HitYouSoHardYourXWillFeelIt
* IAmTheNoun
* IAmXSonOfY
* IfIWantedXIWouldY
* ILikeMyXLikeILikeMyY
* ILoveTheSmellOfXInTheMorning
* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder
* ItsXIHateX
* IveGotAnXAndImNotAfraidToUseIt
* IWillShowYouX
* MadLibsCatchphrase
* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName
* MyOtherCarIsAnX
* NeverSendAnXToDoAYsJob
* NotYourDaddysX
* PromiseMeYouWontX
* ShouldHaveThoughtOfThatBeforeX
* SomeOfMyBestFriendsAreX
* SoWasX
* TodayXTomorrowTheWorld
* ThatsWhatICallX
* TheThreeCertaintiesInLife (Death, Taxes, and X)
* TheTropeFormerlyKnownAsX
* TrustMeImAnX
* VerbThis
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt
* WentToTheGreatXInTheSky
* WeveGotOurselvesABlank
* WhatIsThisX
* WhatsAnXLikeYouDoingInAYLikeThis
* WhatWouldXDo
* WhereIsYourXNow
* XCalledTheyWantTheirYBack
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious
* YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX
* YouPutTheXInXY
* YouRemindMeOfX
* YouWatchTooMuchX
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