Main Dead Horse Trope Discussion

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Larkmarn
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12:07:25 PM Mar 1st 2016
edited by Larkmarn
So, a few of these Dead Horse Tropes... don't seem all that dead.

MrMediaGuy2
01:08:51 PM Mar 1st 2016
If they're parodied a lot, but still played straight, then they go under Undead Horse Trope.
Larkmarn
05:08:38 AM Mar 2nd 2016
Oooh, good point. I'd say that 90% of Your Brain and It's a Wonderful Plot can go there, the rest just should be cut. Maybe keep Alliterative Title if we consider "dead in one region of one country" to be noteworthy.
RN452
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09:14:33 AM Apr 26th 2012
What about deconstructions? I mean, when the deconstruction is more common than the trope played straight, could it be considered a Dead Horse Trope? Or is it another thing?
rosebud64
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02:33:23 PM Jan 10th 2012
"Mysterious Protector: Magical Girl series did away with this after Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon due to the misogyny involved in it. Usually they are inevitably traitors or works for the Big Bad. On the other hand, if the Mysterious Protector is of the same gender as the protagonists, it seems to be OK."

...what misogyny?
suedenim
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07:58:51 AM Jan 2nd 2011
Regarding hippies (is there a trope for Hippie characters, btw?), I think there was a window of reverence for hippies coinciding with the Baby Boomers getting a stranglehold on the mass media (like circa 1985-200?) As younger generations gain power in Hollywood, it has become safe to make fun of hippies again.
216.80.16.186
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06:37:43 AM Sep 21st 2010
They're not "the British Royal Guards." This is a phrase you must have made up. They are, collectively, "the Guards" or "the Brigade of Guards," or else they are referred to by the specific Guards regiment involved (Grenadier Guards, Scots Guards, etc.).
82.171.16.94
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04:06:34 AM Sep 21st 2010
America Saves The Day should not be in here. There's more than plenty of examples of that even in this century.
Naoto_best_waifu
05:38:56 AM Mar 1st 2016
I agree. Regardless of your opinion of the subject there are still many movies coming out now that still enforce this trope (Man of Steel, Transformers, Captain America ect).
174.51.92.11
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09:39:41 PM Aug 20th 2010
If nuns beating children is still being used by Hollywood then the trope doesn't belong here.
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