: [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. Unfortunately, distinguishing between the characters is important if you want to understand what's going on. (The indentation is still not fixed.)
- 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.
- The trope played perfectly straight but with a Gender Flip, even though the trope has nothing to do with gender.
- The trope being Averted.
- 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.
- Metaphysical proposal of a universe in which the trope's existence would be logically impossible.
- The trope being Inverted.
- Enforced: The trope being played perfectly straight, but with emphasis on the fact that the writers knew they were doing it.
- 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 actually being Conversed!"
- "The trope actually being Lampshaded!"
- Conversed: "More of the same, proving that This Troper thinks all three are the exact same thing!"
- Implied: The trope explicitly not happening, but someone with a chip on their shoulder wants to complain about it anyway.
- 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.
- Plotted A Good Waste:
- A bunch of ???s because nobody knows what to do with this category.
- 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.
- 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, therefor coming up as extremely jarring or even darkly humorous.
A link to [Trope Name] Injokes
shoehorned into a vaguely self-referential joke.