• 0 Jul 24th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Is there a trope about rich people who have longer lifes or are the chosen ones to survive catastrophes? Ex: Titanic1997 , In Time , Elysium , and if you think it too much even WALL•E Reply
  • 0 Jul 24th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    What's the trope when a character says that not they are a god, but something else such as a powerful mecha? Reply
  • 0 Jul 24th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Hey, trying to find the name for when a roguish character becomes unexpected and reluctant champion/servant of supernatural/divine being. A Thief character I'm working on makes a deal with the Underworld, to come back to the Living, resurrected but now a champion to ensure the dead stay dead, and that the passage to the afterlife is un-tampered with. Reply
  • 0 Jul 24th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    It's a trope where the boss (useing boss just as a stand in for a villain) Who is kind to his minions out of necessity. The example picture in the article from my memory comments on how that this cat (?) looking lady does not eat her men. I think they're having a watercooler chat with someone in the comic panel. Reply
  • 1 Jul 24th, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 24th Jul, 2017 01:31:12 PM
    What's the trope that occurs when someone says something and they're surrounded by weapons?


    • Tangled: When Flynn Rider is asked if he has a dream, he bluntly responds he doesn't sing and is quickly surrounded by swords.
    • The Nostalgia Critic: During his review of James and the Giant Peach, when he tries to say something bad, he gets surrounded by guns.
    • Der Fuhrer's Face: Donald is caught muttering something and is swiftly surrounded by rifles with bayonets.
  • 0 Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Is there a trope for when the Hero in some form or fashion plays the role of the Dragon, whether he is tricked into doing so or needs the Big Bad to live for some purpose? Reply
  • 1 Jul 23rd, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Jul, 2017 05:31:54 PM
    Is there a trope for the thing where someone trying to do a psychic thing scrunches their eyes closed and touches their temples with their fingers? Reply
  • 2 Jul 23rd, 2017 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 24th Jul, 2017 10:31:41 AM
    The Moral: There is no moral. (I know at least a whopping 2 examples offhand, but it sounds VERY common.) But what is this? A meta subverted Aesop? Reply

      If the moral is that there is no moral, it's probably a Spoof Aesop.

      Spoof Aesop doesn't sound quite right insofar as the name already says: It doesn't follow from the story (at least without applicating copious amounts of Insane Troll Logic). Whereas "this story has no moral" is meant in earnest (of course this might provoke you to search for one). <scratches head>
  • 0 Jul 22nd, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Hey everyone! Is there a trope name for the type of scene where one of the main characters sees the person they love with another person? And then they just look kinda brokenhearted because they realize they don't matter to the other person as much as that person matters to them? (Relationship status between the main character and the love interest doesn't matter, they can just be crushing, have a mutual attraction, or be in an actual relationship).

    Thanks! Reply
  • 1 Jul 22nd, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd Jul, 2017 05:49:19 PM
    Is there a trope where a kid might get punished for doing something at school, for instance, and the parent believes the child is innocent and so goes to the school to yell at the teacher or headmaster, despite the child actually being guilty the whole time? Reply
  • 0 Jul 22nd, 2017 at 2:02PM
    A character who tends to lecture others on their behavior or is particularly insistent that everyone act a certain way is easily assumed in- and out-of-universe to have considerably more indulgence for his own failings, until it's revealed he really does hold himself to the same moral standard he tries to impose on others.

    For example, a priest opposing the heroes regularly speaks out against prostitution. The heroes follow him, see him going into a brothel and figure they can blackmail him into cooperation... but they see he's actually there to try to get the girls to abandon their life of sin via fire-and-brimstone sermons.

    A building manager who's slow to bring his five-story building up to code regarding handicap-access, as he regards it as unnecessary when there are perfectly good stairs already. One day he breaks his leg, and everyone expects the building to get an elevator very soon... but no, it turns out the manager is perfectly willing to climb five stories of stairs on crutches as proof that the building doesn't need one. Reply
  • 0 Jul 22nd, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Is there a trope for people avoiding an area because of some (supernatural?) reason? Weirdness Censor doesn't seem to fit 'cause it's not directly being used to hide weirdness?

    Also not a Perception Filter, 'cause no perceptions are altered?


    The Unexplored Summon://Blood-Sign has Sacred Spaces, where who enter immediately want to leave, and people also want to stay away and leave those places unexplored.

    A Certain Magical Index: People-Dispelling Fields, which are made by magic to make people avoid areas where magical battles happen. Reply
  • 5 Jul 22nd, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Jul, 2017 10:31:46 PM
    Character is unimpressed by something genuinely breathtaking because he doesn't know it's not supposed to happen that way.

    For example, {{Astérix}} has a potion that makes acorns grow into fully mature oak trees in a few seconds. Obélix doesn't see what's so impressive about that, as he doesn't know how fast trees are supposed to grow. Reply
  • 1 Jul 22nd, 2017 at 12:12AM
    Lastest Reply: 24th Jul, 2017 01:27:28 PM
    Is there a page for when a character tries out, out loud and usually to themselves, different ways to say something? Like, "You wanna get married? HONEY, will YOU marry me? Dear, I wanted to ask if...no, that's no good. I love you, will you marry me? Got it!"

    An example is in an early Simpsons episode, when Homer stops in his front yard and tries different ways to apologize for coming home so late from Moe's bar and then he gives up and drives away. Reply
  • 1 Jul 21st, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd Jul, 2017 08:03:59 AM
    Is there a trope where the audience is Wrong Genre Savvy? For example, a crime is committed in a comic strip, and the readers start analyzing each day's strip for clues ... but the cartoonist isn't writing the story as a mystery with clues, but rather just portraying the characters' reaction to the crime and how it affects their relationships with each other. (Inspired by a plotline in Luann.) Reply
  • 1 Jul 21st, 2017 at 7:07PM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd Jul, 2017 02:27:21 AM
    Which is the trope for a character that goes great lengths to promote a cause and make everyone aware of it, to the point of trying with outlandish stunts, Large Ham scenes and impertinent salesman tricks?

    PD: There's no free beer Reply

      Your self-demonstration is Clickbait. Dunno about the offline version of it.
  • 0 Jul 21st, 2017 at 2:02PM
    An (albeit somewhat silly) example of this that springs to mind from Batman: The Brave and the Bold, when Martian Manhunter and the other Justice League heroes force Batman to rest after he broke his leg. Another example I can think of is in Kids Next Door in that one episode where the KND kinda force Numbuh One to get some sleep and all do their best not to make too much noise and wake him up. The examples I listed were all kinda silly but this can show up in more serious works too. Is there a trope for this? When a character is forced to take a break even though they desperately want to keep working/fighting/whatever? And what would you call characters with such self-destructive tendencies? And help would be much appreciated! Reply
  • 0 Jul 21st, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Is there a trope that has the concept of a lifeline as used in gameshows? 'Cause there's 5 wicks for such a trope by that name, but no such trope exists. All things that use that name in the wiki are Video Games.


    Basically a way to save yourself from something, in a Game Show:

    Series/Shafted: The shift, which allows passing off a question to someone else. Reply
  • 3 Jul 21st, 2017 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Jul, 2017 03:26:42 PM
    Is there a trope about creators who feel they don't need to put their best effort into their work because said work is aimed at children, and the creators feel that children will accept anything? If not, I'm going to make it one. Reply

      They Just Didn't Care.

      Mmm idk because that trope talks about a specific work, while the trope I'm thinking of could apply to a creator's attitude in general. Also, Creator's Apathy requires quotes for real life examples, while the trope I'm thinking of would be ymmv.

      Related to the Animation Age Ghetto.
  • 1 Jul 21st, 2017 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd Jul, 2017 05:38:06 PM
    I was wondering if there was an Anger Trope of the classic 'angry painting', when an artist gets angry or upset they paint by just making massive swipes of paint at the canvas. Reply

      I think there might be a broader trope that's just any painting done like that because the artist is angry or excited or...
  • 1 Jul 21st, 2017 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Jul, 2017 06:23:17 AM
    Is there a trope for where a character regenerates into a new form but retains existing memories and gains a new personality, like Doctor Who does?. This is from the Watsonian side of Watsonian Vs Doylist explanations (an In-Universe reason, not Real Life Writes the Plot).

    Checking before I make a TLP about this. Reply
  • 2 Jul 20th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Jul, 2017 05:17:19 PM
    What's the trope for when a beam fired off has rings around it to give the impression of extra oomph? As seen here Reply
  • 0 Jul 20th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Is there a trope for where someone commits a prank and then Reality Ensues, leading to ill-feeling and the character becoming a Hate Sink for a time? Reply
  • 2 Jul 20th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Lastest Reply: 20th Jul, 2017 07:19:16 PM
    Usually Played for Laughs, this is when the narrator describes something a character is doing, and then the character repeats what the narrator said with more or less the exact same wording. Do we have this? Reply
  • 0 Jul 20th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    This is when an object is seen from front view and doesn't appear very big, then is turned around to reveal that it's actually very long. Usually Played for Laughs. Do we have this? Reply