: A work gets worse after sequels.
- Straight: Troper Wars was a good summer blockbuster, but after Troper Wars 2: Nightmare Fuel and Egregious Revenge, it gets less critical respect.
- Exaggerated: Troper Wars was a critical and commercial success. Troper Wars 2 bombs critically and financially. Troper Wars 3: The Mind Boggles goes straight-to-DVD and is universally panned as one of the worst films ever. Troper Wars 4: The Reckoning of Welcome To Corneria And I Must Scream not only manages to get a -100% on Rotten Tomatoes, but causes the film industry to crash.
- Downplayed: Troper Wars 2 isn't the best film you'll see by any shot of the imagination, and definitely does not live up to its predecessor, but it's still OK for what it is.
- The key person behind the original Troper Wars' success was not included in the development of Troper Wars 2.
- The developers behind Troper Wars 2 attempted to shake up the Trope series. The viewers were not amused.
- While Troper Wars is a forgettable action flick, Troper Wars 2: Nightmare Fuel and Egregious Revenge is a Surprisingly Improved Sequel.
- The first Troper Wars is good, but Troper Wars 2: Nightmare Fuel and Egregious Revenge is an Even Better Sequel.
- Subverted: Troper Wars 2 has a forgettable, generic setup, but the plot threads tie up nicely in the middle for an overall enjoyable experience.
- Double Subverted: The ending, however, is a slap in the face.
- Parodied: Troper Wars 2 is the absolute worst sequel ever! Watching this film will make you nauseous, it will also destroy your faith in humanity and it will force you to write a Strongly Worded Letter to those that created it. In conclusion: It's So Bad, It's Horrible!
- Zig Zagged: Troper Wars was a commercial success, but Troper Wars 2 was complete flop. Troper Wars 3, however, was a bigger success than the original. The direct sequel, Troper Wars 4, wasn't nearly as well received as Troper Wars 3 or Troper Wars, but Troper Wars 5...
- Averted: Troper Wars 2 was at least as good as the original.
- Enforced: "Look, the fans will eat this stuff up. Just get it out there, and get it out there fast and cheap."
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: Troper Wars 2 was intended to flop.
- Exploited: The developers for Journey of Trope are banking on Troper Wars 2 to flop so that their movie would get better recognition in comparison that year.
- Defied: 2's production team is determined to make a film with the same heart as the original.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: "Wow, the fans were right when they said the movies have dropped in quality since the last one."
- Deconstructed: The much more negative reception of Troper Wars 2 causes the writer to quit.
- Reconstructed: The writer learns from the mistakes s/he made on Troper Wars 2 and fixes it for his/her next work.
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