Playing With / [Trope Name] Injokes

Basic Trope: [A one sentence summary of the trope... Stolen from Laconic Wiki]
  • Straight: Example of the trope using bizarre names on the basis that Alice and Bob is too boring.
    • Unnecessary additional straight example that's pretty much just a rewording of the above. Failure to fix the indentation after adding another example.
    • Example using two names that are almost identical, which makes it impossible to keep track of who is who. (The indentation is still not fixed.)
    • Example using Alice and Bob for the umpteenth time, grating on the nerves of the long-time Playing With Wiki users who are sick of seeing them everywhere.
    • Example using Alice and Bob even though such mundane names sound silly or don't make sense in context.
    • Example using Alice, Bob, Charlotte, Daniel and Elise, even though it could benefit from Meaningful Names.
    • Example introducing half a dozen characters who won't serve any purpose in the rest of this page.
  • Exaggerated:
    • An instruction to See Parodied, even though the point of this page is to point out the differences between them.
    • The trope played to at least two orders of magnitude more than you will ever see.
  • Downplayed: The trope played perfectly straight, but with the addition of words like "a bit" and "slightly".
  • Justified: An excuse for why the trope makes sense in the works of This Troper's favorite author.
    • Another justification, improperly indented.
      • Another justification (indentation starts getting worse) which amounts to saying that it's OK because the whole thing is a work of fiction anyway.
    • The second justification in different words.
    • An example of the trope being enforced.
    • An example of the trope being Hand Waved with a Voodoo Shark.
    • An example of the trope, with a reason why it's not bad, because you see normally tropes are bad, except when they're "justified", which means they're good.
    • Wacky, over-the-top and probably superfluous "justification" That Troper made up out of whole cloth and added just because they were bored.
    • Yet another justification That Troper added because it's exactly what happens in his favourite work and dammit, no-one's thought to add it yet!
  • Inverted:
    • The trope played perfectly straight but with a Gender Flip, even though the trope has nothing to do with gender.
    • The trope being Averted.
    • Trope being played straight for everyone except Alice and Bob.
    • A terrible pun of what would literally be the opposite of the trope's name, potholed to Deadpan Snarker.
    • An inversion of the straight example, even if the trope itself is stilled played straight.
  • Subverted: Something that is Not a Subversion...
  • Double Subverted: ...and leads to the trope being played perfectly straight.
  • Parodied: An instruction to See Exaggerated.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • A confusing mess that would justify any professional writer being taken out and shot.
    • The work sometimes plays the trope straight, and other times it does not.
    • Several played with versions of this trope, copy pasted from other parts of this page.
  • Averted:
    • Metaphysical proposal of a universe in which the trope's existence would be logically impossible.
    • The trope being Inverted.
    • The trope being avoided in a work that has no reason to use it in the first place.
  • Enforced: The trope being played perfectly straight, but with emphasis on the fact that the writers knew they were doing it.
    • The trope being Invoked.
  • Lampshaded: "A description of the trope being played perfectly straight, but in quotation marks!"
  • Invoked: The trope being Discussed.
    • The trope being Exploited.
  • Exploited: The trope being Invoked.
  • Defied:
    • The trope being Subverted.
    • The trope being Averted.
    • The trope being effectively impossible.
    • "You know [Trope Name]? I don't like [Trope Name]."
  • Discussed:
    • "The trope actually being Conversed!"
    • "The trope actually being Lampshaded!"
    • "Lol, the trope is dumb and unrealistic!"
  • Conversed:
    • "More of the same, proving that This Troper thinks all three are the exact same thing!"
    • A direct reply to the discussed example above.
  • Implied: The trope explicitly not happening, but someone with a chip on their shoulder wants to complain about it anyway.
  • Deconstructed:
    • The trope played perfectly straight, but with several horrible twists that put the characters through hell and give unwanted insight into the darkest recesses of This Troper's psyche.
    • The audience reacting negatively to this trope.
    • The trope being played straight in This Troper's favourite dark and edgy work.
    • The trope being Subverted, Averted, Inverted or otherwise Not a Deconstruction.
  • Reconstructed:
  • Plotted A Good Waste:
    • A bunch of ???s because nobody knows what to do with this category.
    • A random transformation because no one really knows what this means.
    • The trope is done on purpose by the creators, even though the trope is normally done intentionally.
  • Played For Laughs: An instruction to See Parodied.
    • The trope being mocked by This Troper's favourite comedian.
  • Played For Drama:
    • An instruction to See Deconstructed, despite the fact that they're entirely different things.
    • The character(s) is/are Driven to Suicide.note  Bonus Points if it was triggered by something relatively mundane/not-worthy, therefore coming up as extremely jarring or even darkly humorous.
  • Everted: No one knows what this means, but someone thought it'd be clever to add it.
  • Obscure transformation that This Troper probably made up: Example that couldn't be shoehorned into any of the above.


A link to [Trope Name] Injokes shoehorned into a vaguely self-referential joke.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/PlayingWith/TropeNameInjokes