"I picked you because you were the best, that was my mistake."

You VS your subconscious

The Hero knocks a bunch of mooks unconscious. In order to show he didn't kill any of them, they all groan in pain.

Characters die, not because of cause-and-effect or morality of the story, but that the plot no longer requires them.

Depressed anime character falls into darkness (metaphorically).

Blonde (usually) Pop Starlet

A character warps reality through a dream.

The hero is now on the opposite side to his former friend, but still chats like old times.

Auctions are always straight-forward and vanilla, with no reserve prices or chandelier bids involved

After bypassing a long stretch of boring goings-on with a Time Skip, the characters are dissheveled.

Our astronauts are guaranteed fresh

Night time city scenes are often filmed after rain.

When Jungle Drums drive you wild

Skiing trips always end horribly.

The names of a famous double act are always said in the same order, never the other way round.

The British Student Council President, and more prevalent in fiction.

Characters from exotic cultures pepper their speech with metaphors and similes related to nature

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