Out of curiosity, has anyone ever used (either deliberately or unwittingly) tropes they actively dislike in their works? Let's try and not focus on why
you dislike the trope, just how you used it.
Personally, I know that in my comics, I make far more use of the Rule of Index
tropes then I normally approve of. I only consider it tolerable because of their non-serious nature, and even then, I still try and justify everything except the Rule of Funny
as much as possible.
More seriously, my comics do make a fair amount of use of the "main characters/meaningless extras" divide that serves as a supertrope to things like Nominal Importance
, A Million Is a Statistic
, What Measure Is a Mook?
, and so on. While those individual tropes certainly receive their fair share of parody or Take That
, the overall concept is very much present in a comic that divides between characters with some amount of unique detail and literal Faceless Masses
. I still avoid callously slaughtering the latter, but it does bother me a bit whenever I rail against the aforesaid "only the main characters are people" tropes.
My current project also contains what is technically an example of Discount Lesbians
, but it shouldn't
count as an example, so that doesn't bother me.