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Worse Than It Sounds:
: A deep insight into the character of your opponent.
Ad Hominem : A way for writers to explain complex plots without too much exposition.
Ass Pull : Fail-proof plot to unite all peoples and ensure that they are never lonely or in conflict with each other again.
Assimilation Plot : Long-term writer's block.
Author Existence Failure : Authors share their personal beliefs with the viewers.
Author Tract : Originally named after one of the most beloved characters in one of the most beloved shows of the Sci-fi genre. Involves a interesting and memorable change in a character. if it happens to a hero, it's often the result of some riveting or moving character development; if it happens to a villain, it makes life a little easier for the heroes.
Badass Decay : Promotes proper personal hygiene when one is a guest of an Bathe Her and Bring Her to Me important figure.
: Ensures that Bile Fascination less popular works still get the attention they deserve.
The late Complain About Shows You Don't Like: Once one of the few pages on TV Tropes that let you freely express your opinions on fictional works.
: A very effective villain.
Complete Monster : A hero's victory is assured.
Curb-Stomp Battle : A Darth Wiki Darker and Edgier TV Tropes on a dark, badass background color.
: A game's way of telling you that it's okay to suck at video games.
Death Is a Slap on the Wrist : A land with many exotic animals and environments that you can Death World interact with. So exhilarating, if you come there you'll never leave!
: Characters who force viewers to question the morality of the "heroes" and "villains."
Designated Villain / Designated Hero : Writers discuss single, game-changing moments in works.
Dethroning Moment of Suck : The audience feels a character has done something far worse than anything a Die for Our Ship Complete Monster could ever do.
: They didn't get raped.
Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male/ Female On Female : Villain whose wrongful acts are rooted in a traumatic past.
Draco in Leather Pants : A reaction one may have to a joke.
Dude, Not Funny! : Simplicity is good.
Everybody Hates Mathematics : The increasing of a game's challenge in unexpected and unconventional ways.
Fake Difficulty : Writers never run out of ideas.
Filler : What often happens when two sides of a contentious issue sit down to discuss the issue.
FlameWar : Motivation deeper than money or power.
For the Evulz : Video game mechanic sure to prolong the player's enjoyment.
Forced Level Grinding : Become one with nature.
Furry Fandom : Witness the power of the internet in broadening the scope of conversations that would never happen in real life.
GIFT : Godwin's Law I'm no Nazi!
: Succinct and to-the-point criticism.
It Sucks : This character might struggle in social contexts.
JerkAss : When a series attempts something daring to keep it fresh and with the times.
JumpingTheShark : The author resolves the romantic loose ends of a story rather than leave things up in the air.
Last Minute Hookup : All the tools you need to win any internet argument.
Logical Fallacies : The sweetest and Mary Sue / Marty Stu /or most Bad Ass character to grace fiction. Completely unstoppable, everyone falls head over heels for him or her, and overall the go-to guy or girl for any — and we mean any — problem you have.
: A deeply flawed character always manages to get what they want in-spite of their flaws and people still love them a lot despite having flaws most people would judge them for.
Anti-Sue : An extremely powerful villain who serves as quite the challenge for the heroes.
Villain Sue : A popular romantic Mr. Seahorse Fan Fiction premise, in which two Star-Crossed Lovers defy societal norms and push themselves to ever greater heights to fully consummate their love and form a true family.
: A Moral Event Horizon character-defining moment.
: Finding comedy in the most serious moments.
Narm : Repeated viewings of this could help you lose weight.
Nausea Fuel : Unique imagery that you'll probably remember even in your deepest sleep.
Nightmare Fuel : A video game that's challenging and keeps you coming back for more.
Nintendo Hard : A good reason as to why women never ask out men.
No Guy Wants to Be Chased : A reminder to be more alert.
Paranoia Fuel : Admiration of a fictional character.
Perverse Sexual Lust : Learning the hard way that you will sometimes have to do things yourself.
Police Are Useless : A fancy way to exit the game.
Press X to Die : An eccentric but fun loving girlfriend who will never leave you for someone else.
Psycho Lesbian : A video game mechanic that will keep you on your toes.
Press X to Not Die : A dramatic acceptance of one's defeat.
Rage Quit : Computer adjusts itself to suit your skill level.
Rubber Band AI : A twist Shocking Swerve no one sees coming.
: An undeniably tragic ending.
Shoot the Shaggy Dog : A confident villain.
Smug Snake : A work with room for improvement.
So Bad, It's Horrible : The losing side of a debate isn't completely wrong.
Strawman Has a Point : Stupid Sexy Flanders Perverse Sexual Lust with a unique twist.
: Individuals provide their negative opinions on others through subtle Take That links and phrases.
: Makes you feel more connected to the story/characters. Stops stories from the dreaded Tear Jerker Tastes Like Diabetes.
: A work has more to say about controversial subjects than the author could have imagined.
Unfortunate Implications The late Unsinkable Ship: No one can hate on this ship.
No one. : Someone who sees a problem and is determined to solve it Well-Intentioned Extremist as best s/he can, come hell or high water.
: The nobly-intended, audacious acts of the hero are denounced by his cowardly, incapable and self-righteous "friends".
What the Hell, Hero? : A tradition that reduces domestic violence.
Wouldn't Hit a Girl : A character defies patronizing taboos and treats the genders equally, even his enemies.
Would Hit a Girl