• 3 Jun 18th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 19th Jun, 2017 10:07:18 AM
    Is there a trope where a character who has a perfect life (ex. they're successful at their job, they have a nice home, they have a loving family) but does risky behaviors that would ruin their perfect life and they're aware of this. Allergic to Routine comes to mind but I'm looking for a trope where a character would risk sabotaging their established perfect life.

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      • In Episode 5B, Tomie Monomochi is a housewife who has a husband who's an elite at his company and a son who's an honor student and she's very happy with her life, but she's frustrated that her home is cluttered with her husband's train collection and her son's awards all over the house and she doesn't want more stuff in her home. When Moguro arrives, he introduces her to a woman who teaches her how to de-clutter her home. It starts off normal as she removes some magazines from her home and taking down her son's awards of the wall, but then she starts to throwing away shelves and tables. When Moguro returns to congratulate her for making her home cleaner and spacious, he gives her a bouquet of flowers which Tomie immediately throws in the trash and she doesn't want to make her home cluttered again. Moguro didn't like her attitude so she DO Ns her into going overboard with her cleaning. She starts acting crazy and she starts throwing away everything with sentimental values, such as her family albums, her husband's train collection, and her son's awards. She doesn't even realize what she has done until her husband and son leaves her.
      • Episode 11A, "Destructive Tendencies", Matsuo Ochiiri, a salaryman, is an elite at his job and has a lovely wife, but he almost ruins his perfect life by subconsciously doing destructive behaviors, like almost dropping important work documents over a bridge while heading to work and wandering into a shady alley where a woman tries to get him to enter a clip joint and almost agrees to it. Moguro intervenes to prevent him from making these mistakes and explains to Matsuo that he's suffering from destructive tendencies. He helps Matsuo break this tendency by sending him to a bar in a seedy part of town where he realizes he shouldn't endanger his happy life, and Moguro warns him to never do this again. It works for a while but he ends up going back to the bar again to feel the thrill of losing everything. For ignoring his warning, Moguro punishes him by making him give into his destructive tendencies and then brought his wife to the bar to show that he's extremely drunk and he missed work because of this.
  • 0 Jun 16th, 2017 at 3:03AM
    What do you call when someone protects their friend a little bit too much? (like an Overprotective Dad but in friend version) Reply
  • 2 Jun 15th, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jun, 2017 03:16:42 AM
    In Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Kaori Miyazono is depicted as a cheerful girl although it is revealed she's gravely ill. In Kimi No Suizou Wo Tabetai (this one is literature), Sakura Yamauchi is described having carefree, cheerful attitude although she's dying from cancer. Both were actually desperate that they couldn't be happy before the gone. It's really confusing. I need your help, guys. Reply
  • 1 Jun 14th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jun, 2017 11:11:28 AM
    What family trope would fit in this Dragon Cry scene? At the end of the movie, Sonya tells Lucy and Natsu that Animus was like family to her and that if Animus wasn't cold hearted, he would have treated her a lot nicer, like FT treats their members as family. Reply
  • 0 Jun 14th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    What trope would best suit a situation when The Three Stars show up, defeat the fairy Tail Wizards and take the dragon cry staff from them? As originally, the FT wizards stole the staff so they can return it to Fiore. Reply
  • 1 Jun 14th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 14th Jun, 2017 09:28:18 PM
    What trope would suit a character grabbing an item, but then feels what was in the item? In Dragon Cry, Natsu grabs hold of the staff, feeling the dragon's sorrow, anger and pain. Reply
  • 1 Jun 5th, 2017 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jun, 2017 08:22:51 AM
    It's my impression mallets or hammers are frequently used in manga and anime of the humorous sort; Nothing shows up immediately, though falling anvils and safes are present as examples of the breed. Reply
  • 1 May 31st, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 1st Jun, 2017 08:06:03 AM
    Just a simple one. It's a scene from an anime where someone holds up either a cat or squirrel/chipmunk, and it meows/squeaks while holding its front legs up, almost like it's trying to be intimidating. I also somewhat remember a second person being scared (or showing some sort of other response) by it, but I may be wrong. Reply
  • 1 May 31st, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 31st May, 2017 05:14:49 PM
    I tried to find a Sub-trope when a scene was deleted because of real life events that were too similiar with the plot. Is there something for it, or is it just "Deleted Scene" trope?

    For example the Pokemon Anime, where one episode was not shown in reairings because a Tentacruel destroys several skyscrapers. Just months before these reairings the 9/11 attacks in New York happened. Reply

      I'd say Too Soon covers that well enough. Interestingly, there are 5 examples under the Pokémon anime but not that one.
  • 4 May 24th, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 25th May, 2017 09:57:05 PM
    Laconic: Work refers to a in-series that sounds like the work itself, but that in-series work was never named (thus giving ambiguity whether it's the Work the reader is reading).

    Specific case: A shoujo series has a subplot where there's a competitor for the main Love Interest. But it turns out that competitor's motive is not unlike Daily Lives of High School Boys's Literature Girl: falling in love with a boy who's similar to a novel she wrote. The twist is, the said novel was plagiarized from an unnamed in-series anime whose premise is similar to this series. Reply
  • 3 May 17th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 20th May, 2017 10:52:05 AM
    Goodnight. Which trope should be used if the voices of two voice actresses are so similar in tone and manner of speech that they are very easily confused due to the same roles? For example, the young Mamiko Noto and Saori Hayami.


      That's just coincidence; it's not a trope.

      If one is substituted when you can't get the more famous/talented/popular/etc one, they would be a Poor Man's Substitute

  • 1 May 16th, 2017 at 9:09PM
    Lastest Reply: 16th May, 2017 10:37:00 PM
    I think the show was an anime. It was about this emperor who needed a heir and he prayed to the gods so they put this weird ball thing in his wife and she gave birth to this flowere thing that had a little boy or girl in it. The little person fought with this red scarf and golden rings and he had to fight dragons or something like that. Reply
  • 5 May 5th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th May, 2017 01:32:55 PM
    Right, so there is this gesture - often seen in animes like Naruto or Pokemon. Most often it's the female protagonist who gets really angry with the male protagonist, hits him with a downwards fist strike on the head and then clenches her fist and makes an angry expression, commenting on how stupid the thing was he did. I have literally no idea how to name it. Searched for like 2 hours. It happens pretty often and is kinda like a more physical "BAKA!" or "AHOU!" Reply

      Dope Slap

      Must be something else. When i google "Dope Slap" i get not a single result that even remotely resembles what i described.

      Same for "knuckle tap"

      It is absolutely Dope Slap. That's when someone is hit because the hitter thought they were doing something stupid. You described the same thing, but with a fist.

      Dope Slap?

      Yep. Dope Slap.
  • 3 Apr 24th, 2017 at 4:04AM
    Lastest Reply: 24th Apr, 2017 03:42:41 PM
    Which trope should be used if the voice actor plays so often that you can hear it almost in every new work?


      That's not a trope. At best it's a Trivia item, but we've cut several trivia "tropes" that amount to, "Hey, I recognize that actor."

      Thank you, just recently, Saori Hayami plays in almost every new anime, so I wanted to display it in her tropes

      Hey Its That Voice
  • 2 Apr 20th, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 20th Apr, 2017 05:30:41 AM
    I noticed that in some Brother-Sister Incest plots MC "gets" a normal sister, after the main heroine turned out to be a non related sibling and became a couple with the MC. For example, a hero marries an adopted sister, after which it turns out that he has a native younger sister. If any trope, which is based on this, or similar to this?


      Not Blood Siblings?

      No, I mean exactly "replacement" of the sister with a new heroine, while the previous one became a couple with the main character.

  • 1 Apr 10th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 10th Apr, 2017 08:39:49 PM
    A trope when some character should be dead but survives because is necesary to the trama Some example: Akainu takes a hit of Whitebeard, the most powerful man on One Piece, but survives when should be dead Reply
  • 1 Apr 8th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Apr, 2017 12:36:05 PM
    In Interviews with Monster Girls, Takahashi posits the yuki-onna class of demi-humans to have the ability to attract other peoples to her, in a platonic way. This is, thus, depicted as a superpower.

    Is there a trope for this? Reply
  • 1 Mar 26th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Mar, 2017 10:31:12 PM
    Is there a specific trope for a character at school having upperclassmen who seem to be inordinately better at everything than the simple difference between their and the character's grades should allow? A good case would be My Hero Academia, where the Big Three (and Mirio, specifically) completely overpower the first-year class. I know there's a trope for the beatdown specifically, but I'm looking for something that'd cover their superiority in general, as well as be able to be expanded to other similar situations. Reply
  • 1 Mar 25th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 25th Mar, 2017 03:10:17 PM
    i used to love this cartoon as a child..it involves starting scene in a jungle , probably with a fight..antagonist ius a wicked lion,i suppose. three friends are there; i can remember only 2;one is deer with stars on its body and a lion cub.i think they have some magical power. and they defeat that wicked lion in the last.. anyoe knows this anime?????????? Reply
  • 3 Mar 24th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 25th Mar, 2017 10:32:43 AM
    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