• 2 Mar 24th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 24th Mar, 2017 09:28:41 PM
    All female charaters in the medium are seemingly flawless and attractive in all regards. They are not necessarily in love with the main character, like Harem tropes would suggest. They are too perfect for the standard of human society. What is this trope? Reply
  • 1 Mar 23rd, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Mar, 2017 10:29:00 PM
    An infinite amount of back up plans. No matter how well the enemy plans and prepare the subject always has a back up plan and counter plan to their back up and a back up plan to their counter plan. Even when they lose they have another back up plan up their ass ready to go. Key example: Mr. Sato from Ajin: Demi-human. No matter what happens Sato always wins because he always seems to have an infinite amount of back ups just waiting to go. Reply
  • 3 Mar 18th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Mar, 2017 03:56:23 AM
    Just noticed this in Pokemon, but I can't find the trope. In "The Song of Jigglypuff" Weezing is about to attack, but Bulbasaur uses Vinewhip to spin the floating Weezing around so the attack hits Team Rocket instead. Can be done with tanks, turrets, etc. as well. Isn't there also a Zelda game (Link Between Worlds?) where shooting a turret (arrow launcher?) rotates it ninety degrees? Reply
  • 0 Mar 21st, 2017 at 9:09PM
    I'm wondering if there's a trope article that specifically addresses anime girls always getting fevers. I've read Ill Girl and the Soap Opera Disease but they're not quite what I'm looking for. Can anyone help? Reply
  • 1 Mar 20th, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Mar, 2017 01:39:58 AM
    Do we have something that's like Numerical Theme Naming, except it's not intentionally a number, it just so happens to be and the character has a bit of a "number motif"? Like, the name means something else, but it just so happens to also be a number? It's a primarily Japanese thing and could overlap with Seven Is Nana.

    In Osomatsu-kun, Iyami can be a pronunciation of the numbers 183. In the racing episode, his kart is #183, and in Osomatsu-san, when he plays baseball, he has 183 on his jersey. Also in the original title for "Iyami no Nippon Tres Bien Rock'n Roll", Iyami's name is instead written as 183. His name actually means words like "sarcasm" and "gaudy" but can share a pronunciation with 183.

    Another Osomatsu-kun example, Jyushimatsu, who has a motif of 14 in a similar way. The sextuplets are named after random Japanese words which contain the kanji -matsu, and Jyushi also happens to be a possible pronunciation for 14. This can be seen in Osomatsu-san as well.

    A Vocaloid example is Miku and her famous 39. Miku means future. 3/9 is celebrated as Miku Day and the number itself is referenced in a lot of songs.

    A Tensai Bakabon example would be Papa and 88, although I've only seen it as merchandise and nothing else.

    Do we have something like this or should it be taken to YKTTW? Reply
  • 1 Mar 17th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 17th Mar, 2017 06:42:43 PM
    Exactly what it says in the title. I'm thinking of Hikari Horaki from​ NGE, she wasn't important to the plot at ALL, yet constantly appeared throughout the show (until the final episodes, that is). Reply
  • 1 Mar 10th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 11th Mar, 2017 02:41:22 AM
    I don't know if this is a trope, but if it is, what's the name for when a guy presses a girl up against a wall with his hands on either side of her? I know this is a thing in anime where a guy does it to a girl and it generally makes her heart flutter. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? And if so, what's the name for this trope? Reply
  • 0 Mar 8th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Just saw this in an episode of Victorian Romance Emma. William asks Eleanor if the parasol he's holding would make a woman happy if he gave it to her. He's clearly considering giving it to Emma, but she (being infatuated with him, and not knowing about Emma anyway) thinks that he means to give it to her. I can't find it on either the manga or anime pages. Reply
  • 1 Mar 7th, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 7th Mar, 2017 09:18:57 PM
    The setting of Urara Meirocho is Meiji Restoration-era Japan, by Word of God. But this universe has gods that speak to people, and this is why people can do divination.

    I previous categorized this as wutai, being the closest in description, but seeing "being within a Medieval European Fantasy universe" requirement is a problem. Fantasy Counterpart Culture also doesn't seem a good enough fit since "being in Japan" is obvious.

    So, what is it? Reply
  • 1 Mar 6th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 6th Mar, 2017 07:54:50 PM
    Is there a trope similar to "Delayed Causality" where someone will attack someone else, it looks like it misses, and then shows that it actually hits? Sorry if this is too specific. Reply
  • 5 Mar 3rd, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 5th Mar, 2017 03:56:51 PM
    Is there a trope for that moment in anime series when the protagonist(s) get always the same procedure for getting ready for action/combat? For example jumping into a tunnel that brings the pilot into the cockpit after some complicate movement.

    It's a very common thing and I cant' believe that there isn't already a page for it. Reply
  • 2 Feb 26th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2017 06:04:22 AM
    An example in Character.New Game has been switched between Teen Genius and The Prodigy once every few months (so I can't say it's an Edit War), so I want your opinion on what trope is this. The writeup for either case is not changed, and I can vouch for its accuracy.

    • The Prodigy or Teen Genius: She was made Lead Character Designer at an incredibly young age, but this also led to her getting a lot of resentment from the older members of the company.

    For the sake of information, the character was 18 at the time concerned. Reply

      Well, to start off, The Prodigy does not appear to link to any trope, it's a band. I'd report this on ATT so a mod can get a look at this.

      Suspect they meant Child Prodigy, in which case the defining criteria is age. If they're 18 they'll be Teen Genius.
  • 3 Feb 27th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2017 01:14:38 PM
    I know the name of this series in tamil but i cant able to find it in tv channel and in any websites.. Probably it may contain other name in english... In this a young boy controls a remote control car which has special ability and his friends also have the different types of car with different ability.. Hero cr named as zapper and heros friend who acts as foe has car named beeler which as ability to. Produce mini cyclone... I know this only please find and give me the link... It was telecasted in chutti tv tamil channel... But i not able yo find in youtube. Please some one help me Reply

      Its name in tamil is race super race. But i need it in english with a link to watch it

      You should take this to You Know That Show.

      Also, we cannot provide illegal streaming links.
  • 1 Feb 28th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2017 01:08:08 PM
    There is a trope I see often when a character is possessed by a demon, spirit, etc., and as someone is about to kill that person, someone else (usually the protagonist) will scream not to kill the possessed person ... that the real person is still inside, and the protagonist can expel the evil force and save that person. My first thought is that the title would be some variation of "the monster inside" or "the devil inside", but in this case, the possessed person is usually inhabited by force and is either fighting it or unaware of it, so that sort of trope title would be misleading. Since this also happens frequently in manga and movies (one recent example involving June Moone in Suicide Squad), I can't possibly see how it would have been overlooked here. Thanks for any assistance! Reply
  • 2 Feb 27th, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2017 07:20:20 AM
    I have seen in various abridged series (YGOTAS, DBZA, etc.) that the abridge makers would sometimes reinterpret some aspect of the series and make a connection between two seemingly unrelated events. As an example, the original Yugioh anime made no connection between Joey's and Noah's backstories. But the abridged series first made a joke about Joey forcing his sister to learn to drive, and only years later when the Noah arc came was it revealed that Joey's forced driving instructions actually put Noah in a coma. Is there a trope like this? Reply

      Arc Welding, perhaps?

      maybe, though this has more to do with a fan dub doing it instead of the actual creator
  • 1 Feb 23rd, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Feb, 2017 08:49:55 PM
    it was about a son whos father dies and he races but secretky s in a group of friends that fight bad guys Reply
  • 0 Feb 23rd, 2017 at 10:10AM
    I've encountered this across multiple media, but it crops up in anime most often. If it doesn't map to an existing trope, I guess it could be a new YMMV subtrope of They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot, like a Doing In the Scientist on a meta level. Let's tentatively call this the "Char Aznable Letdown" to explain better. Alice and Bob are rivals. Alice is slowly learning how to be awesome at a skill. Bob is renowned for that skill. Through intricacies of the plot, they clash again and again, as Alice becomes increasingly better at the skill as she stops losing to Bob and moves through stalemating him to actually winning once in a while.

    And then we get some sort of Tomato Reveal that she's actually developed a superpower revolving around that skill and now that she's firmly grasping it, Bob is no longer a credible threat, is defeated and that plot ends (should it be part of the MAIN plot, the whole story ends).

    Random examples: — Mobile Suit Gundam - neither Char Aznable nor Amuro Ray are good pilots because they're good pilots, particularly Amuro. They're good pilots because they're Newtypes, and once the plot reveals it, it's no longer about a contest of piloting skills, but a contest of superpowers, and Amuro's are kinda stronger.

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - a bizarre inversion, with Mace's superpowers being fake, having the same in-story effect due to the context.

    Copacetic - Taylor Hebert isn't doing what she's doing when she suddenly becomes famous on Earth Dalet because she's got a lot of experience at fighting and killing capes, but because she still is one herself. Reply
  • 1 Feb 19th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Feb, 2017 04:10:11 PM
    bishounen in anime Reply
  • 1 Feb 16th, 2017 at 1:01AM
    Lastest Reply: 16th Feb, 2017 04:00:21 AM
    There's a trope and set of tropes about Anime Hair, but Anime Eyes seem to have no trope on it's own, even though it's one of the omnipresent associations about animé. Reply
  • 2 Feb 15th, 2017 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Feb, 2017 08:47:36 PM
    It got me thinking of this for a long time now. Do have a true blue animé trope that is original and not adapted from manga, visual novels, or light novels? The animé that I could think of so far is Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass. Reply
  • 4 Jan 30th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 4th Feb, 2017 02:05:42 PM
    1. When the character's training occupies several episodes in prejudice of battles (that are either fast and crumpled or boring). Example: Naruto

    2. And vice versa: when the character gains New Powers as the Plot Demands, but his training is briefly shown in flashbacks. Reply

      I'm not quite sure what you mean in one. Maybe Training Montage

      Two sounds like a justification for Suddenly Always Knew That

      In 1 I mean, when the show is focused on trainings much more, than on actual fights. Roughly speaking, 3 fighting episodes -> 10 boring training episodes -> 3 fighting episodes -> 10 about some other bullshit, and so on.

      2 is the Aversion of 1.

      1) Time to Unlock More True Potential, one of the cornerstones of Shōnen anime. Can overlap with Breather Episode and/or Filler depending on how it's handled.

      2) Aversion of Instant Expert, Justified Suddenly Always Knew That. (They didn't just instantly learn this, its just that we're only now learning that they did... (justified part->) and here's how it happened and maybe why we didn't know they knew that)

      The meta-trope you're looking for here is really Fabula and Sujet, and both of these situation can involve several other tropes in that family:
      • How We Got Here: we open the episode on the hero getting the snot beat out of them by their opponent. They fall to their knees and... cue something like "2 weeks earlier..." and a Whole Episode Flashback focusing on the training they did to prepare for the fight... and then jump back to the fight as they hit their Heroic Second Wind.
      • Future Shadowing is similar, but the character is seeing it out of order too; say, they get a vision of getting the snot beat out of them, so they know they need to seek out training that will let them have that Heroic Second Wind.
      • Flash Forward is when it's more like we're seeing snippets of the fight to come as they're learning skills rather than flashing back to how they learned the skills during the battle. (highly underused, but cool when done well)

      Thanks for the detailed answer.
  • 1 Jan 31st, 2017 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 31st Jan, 2017 04:00:24 PM
    The clasical in gag comedy anime, the character himself realises he is being rused after he changes completely into crossdressing clothes, or himself digs the hole he is buried while on the beach, always getting angry after the fact, despite having plenty of time. Reply
  • 3 Jan 25th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 25th Jan, 2017 09:20:00 PM
    Is there a trope for characters wearing or sleeping in clothing of certain animals like bunnies or frogs? Reply