Ambiguously Gay: The entire damn stable. From where Triple H stands in relation to Shawn Michaels when they hit the ring to the setup to Road Dogg's Pumphandle Powerslam to the random lips painted all over Billy Gunn's trunks along with his moniker of "Mr. Ass". D-X reeks of this trope.
"You know and I know, that Shawn Michaels and his boy-toy Hunter Helmsley are the one responsible for all the problems right now."
When your catchphrase is "Let's get ready to suck it!", this trope is pretty much inevitable.
The Artifact: HHH's "ARE YOU READY"/"Let's get ready to SUCK ITTTT!" intro started as a mockery of Michael Buffer's melodramatic intros for WCW Monday Nitro main events. He brought it back as part of the DX reunion in 2006, even though WCW had been dead since 2001.
The New Age Outlaws continue to wear D-Generation X shirts to the ring in their occasional in-ring reunions to this day, despite the stable having dissolved for good in 2010.
Breakup Breakout: Triple H, who went from a smart-assed comic-relief type to a guy called "the Cerebral Assassin" and a thirteen-time world champion. Not to mention the son-in-law of the boss. Shawn doesn't count because he was well established before forming DX.
Butt Monkey: Shawn was often the victim of (comical) physical abuse during the later DX runs, but especially during the "one night only" reunion in 2007.
The New Age Outlaws formed when the Road Dogg (formerly the Roadie/"The Real "Double-J" Jesse Jammes) convinced Rockabilly to leave the Honky Tonk Man and join forces with him. Rockabilly agreed, smashing Honky over the head with his own guitar for emphasis. This came after Flash Funk had defeated Rockabilly on the October 11 (taped October 6), 1997 Shotgun Saturday Night due to Honky tripping up Gunn, and, once Road Dogg walked out, Flash's win was immediately forgotten.
DX beat up Commissioner Shawn on the January 4, 1999 Raw.
Cool Old Guy: Shawn and Hunter in the final incarnation of DX firmly hit this trope.
Crowd Song: "We got two words for ya: SUCK IT!" and these two for the New Age Outlaws:
"Oh you didn't know?! Yo' ass better caaaaaall somebodyyyyyy!" (Even when it was removed from Road Dogg's entrance theme, the crowd would still do it.)
"Llllladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, tonight, D-Generation X proudly brings to you its six-time WWE Tag Team Champions of the Wooooorld... The Road Dogg Jesse James! The Bad Ass Billy Gunn! THE NEW! AGE! OUTLAWS!" (Yes, the crowd would join in this chant as well.)
Deadpan Snarker: Triple H, hell, the main reason he got pushed was because Shawn Michaels thought Trips was hilarious; the audience certainly agreed.
Roadie's greatest plan ever involved a one fall match that had three teams facing each other for the Tag Titles. LOD 2000 and Disciples of Apocalypse did most of the fighting while the Outlaws stood on the corner until finally LOD and DOA had enough and tagged BOTH Outlaws into the match, forcing the tag team champs to fight. Road Dogg would end up laying down for Billy Gunn and got the easy pin and title retention to the absolute horror of the other two teams. The next time the Outlaws had a title defense, the commentary team has mentioned that the Outlaws' loophole had been closed and that two partners could not be tagged in at the same time.
Kick the Dog: One of the most cruel acts committed by DX was during the Thanksgiving '99 episode of SmackDown when they invited a group of homeless into the arena for a Thanksgiving feast. Instead of offering them the food, DX tortured the homeless people by waving food in front of their faces. Of course, the whole segment was playedforlaughs.
Money, Dear Boy: The clear reason why Road Dogg and Billy Gunn have returned to WWE, after they had mocked DX and the company in TNA (saying DX stood for "Dumb to the Xtreme"). They had been teaming as the Jammes Gang and renamed the team the Voodoo Kin Mafianote After Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Out of universe, Gunn/Kip James once did a shoot interview where he said,
KIP JAMES: "Bad things happen to bad people and that motherfucker will pass me on the way down,when he's not married to the boss' daughter or he's fuckin' in trouble or something.. and he bypasses me at the airport I'm going to knock his fucking dick off."
Ordered Apology: After they took over RAW one night from Jonathan Coachman when Vince was out, due to the fact that they didn't have the legal authority to do that. Shawn was willing but Hunter saw no point, and the attempts to apologize were constantly shot down to the point that they hadn't apologized to anyone at all. Shawn even attempted to apologize for something hadn't even happened yet.
Putting the Band Back Together: Shawn and Hunter, post-2000. They teased a DX reunion during Shawn's original 2002 comeback, but that lead to a heel turn for Hunter and a three-year rivalry. They finally pulled the trigger in mid-2006, and ran with it until Shawn's retirement in 2010.
For the 1000th episode of Raw, Shawn and Hunter came to the ring in their gear and were about to do the intro when Shawn said they were missing someone. Cue Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac entering the arena. This was actually the first time that DX had appeared in that particular configuration.
Shameless Self-Promotion: One of DX's trademarks (especially during the later reunion runs) is their inability to resist a cheap plug for their merchandise, whether it be their action figures, T-shirts, DVDs, or even their new book, in the most blatant, forced, and incongruous way possible, with Cheshire Cat grins on their faces the whole time.
Shawn Michaels: Now available on WWEShop.com! Buy! Buy! Buy!
Sickly Green Glow: Part of the DX aesthetic was bright neon green letters, arena lighting, merchandise and glowsticks.
Sixth Ranger: In late 1998 to 1999, Mankind was a unofficial member of the group during their war with the Corporation and, in fact, DX was watching Mankind's back during his famous first world title win. After the match, DX hoisted him on their shoulders with smiles too big not to be real.
This despite how these same guys had beaten the crap out of Cactus Jack and Terry Funk nine months earlier in the cage match on the March 30, 1998 Raw when the New Age Outlaws officially joined the group and regained the WWE World Tag Team Titles.note Cactus and Funk had defeated the NAO for the titles the night before at WrestleMania XIV in a dumpster match, but the belts were held up on the grounds that Jack/Funk had used the wrong dumpster.
Kane could have been considered one during DX's run in 1999.
Too Dumb to Live: During their late 1999 heel run, the group had the opportunity to bring Kane into the fold who was tagging with X-Pac at the time. For whatever reason, D-X decided it'd be great if instead they'd turn on the hulking yet loyal monster and make an enemy out of him.
The Trickster: Both Shawn and Hunter, especially during their first run.
Unperson: Chyna. Her absence in the Raw 1000 reunion episode solidifies this.
Tori got fired for legitimately refusing to return to the developmental league, and hasn't been mentioned on WWF/E television since then. Since she was never a very important part of DX, people mostly didn't even notice.note Her last active role on WWE TV was as Raven's masked ninja woman in early 2001. She later was one of the trainers for the first seasons of WWE Tough Enough.
Wacky Fratboy Hijinx: Probably the poster children for this trope. If we tried to list all of DX's juvenile pranks, promos, and segments, we'd be here all year decade.
X-Pac Heat: Well, it did contain the Trope Namer. However, X-Pac didn't get unpopular while he was still in DX - that wouldn't happen until a year and a half later when DX was over, but X-Pac was still chopping his crotch and playing the exact same character.