Tropers / Dukeofpoorplanning

A list of tropes appearing in my various fanfics, which can be found here. More will be added as I include them in my stories or notice that they have already been included. If you aren't here in relation to my account of FF.Net, there's really nothing for you here. In other words, this isn't the troper page you're looking for. Move along.


My stories provide examples of:

  • Alternate Universe: Basically all of them have at least some. There are a lot of elements of canon that I just don't find particularly interesting, and I like screwing around with stuff to see what happens.
  • Author Avatar: Lupin is one in his own series. What can I say; I thought it was funny.
  • Black And Black Morality and Evil Versus Evil: Basically the entire point of Intoxicated Decision Makers. It’s not even a question of figuring out who’s the least evil (arguably Fudge, since he isn’t malicious so much as just incredibly stupid and inconsiderate) and rooting for him; it’s just five different villains plotting against and around each other.
  • Cherry Tapping and Death By A Thousand Cuts: Harry in Arrogant Jerk likes to do this: he throws people off with weak spells meant to break their concentration and finishes them off with a body-bind or a stunner. Or both, if he's feeling thorough.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Lilith in Educational Decree; to an extent, at least.
  • Expy: A young boy who's taken from a negative environment by man whom he comes to idolise and emulate, almost to the point of being seen as little more than a younger version of him, huh? The Harry in Agent of SHIELD sounds suspiciously like Rock Lee.
  • Foil: Ward (despite not yet appearing) to Harry in Agent of SHIELD: both were taken from bad environments at (reasonably) young ages by SHIELD agents, both look to said agents as father figures, and both have developed personalities very similar to them. The difference is, Ward and Garrett are both evil, while Harry and Coulson believe in what SHIELD stands for, and genuinely want to help people.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling, Polar Opposite Twins, and Sibling Yin-Yang: Astor and Derrick from Time Travelling Children. The former is primarily responsible for keeping his siblings out of trouble, while the latter unintentionally undermines his efforts with his own recklessness. Of course, due to the nature of these tropes, it leads to some Red Oni, Blue Oni, as well.
  • The Gadfly: Link has shades of this in New Dimension. It’s mostly a coping mechanism, since his traumatic experiences throughout the events of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask have left him fairly rattled, but there’s no denying that he enjoys screwing with people’s heads.
  • Half-Identical Twins: Harry and Danielle from Unnecessarily Amorous Relationship, which was done intentionally. See Misaimed Fandom below for details.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Possibly for Unnecessarily Amorous Relationship. I wrote it as a comedy that was intended to make the reader as uncomfortable as possible: the twins look near-identical (and are usually referred to as “his sister” and “her brother” in the narration) to constantly remind the reader that they're siblings and that their relationship is really messed up. I'm honestly not sure whether people enjoy it for the comedy or if they like the relationship between Harry and Ellie, but I'm hopeful that it's the first.
  • The Sociopath: Harry in Intoxicated Decision Makers. Hell, it’s the first word of the description.
  • Unreliable Narrator: I frequently write things in the narration that I, as the author, know are false, thanks to the fact that the POV character of whatever scene I'm writing believes them to be true. The two best examples are probably Lilith's descriptions of Pansy Parkinson in EDN 26 and Dumbledore's thoughts on Kathleen in his introductory chapter of New Outlook.
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