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Hope Spring comments: 12
A positive character audiences can latch onto in an otherwise very bleak setting
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No Sneezing Outside the Plot!! comments: 4
Anytime a TV character sneezes, it will be because they are sick or it will be played for laughs.

sponsor: Business21 added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 5:31:33 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:25:58 PM

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\"Behold...Galvatron!\" comments: 0
A dying deal with the devil for life and an upgrade

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Does Not Like Nicknames (hats plz) comments: 29
Needs Examples Needs Examples
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Disqualification-Induced Second Chance comments: 12
Protagonist loses in the first round, but someone gets disqualified, so he can continue after all.
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sponsor: ZuTheSkunk added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 3:44:32 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:19:52 PM

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You Will Be Sorted Into Your Destiny comments: 13
An arbitrary selection process, usually undertaken in your teens, determines everything about your future.
Already have? Better Name Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: creatrixtiara edited by: Synchronicity added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 1:24:22 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:19:20 PM

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Scary Animals Index comments: 14
These animals are portrayed as bad guys and/or threats

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Soulless Slave Trader comments: 30
Slave traders are pure evil

sponsor: AmbarSonofDeshar edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 24th May '12 5:11:10 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 8:58:05 PM

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Disrobing Impact comments: 33
Onscreen clothing loss associated with blunt force or snap movement
Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: Skybunny edited by: ShanghaiSlave added: Thu, 26th Sep '13 7:26:13 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 8:49:37 PM

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Nobody Laughs In Fiction comments: 2
In a world of comedic events and witty sayings, nobody in-universe ever laughs at the situation.

sponsor: Tuckerscreator added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:31:44 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 8:28:19 PM

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Ballet Singing comments: 2
In some ballets, a musical number is sung.

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Pleasant Animals Index comments: 11
These animals are being portrayed in a positive light

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No Holds Barred Racing comments: 51
Nearly (if not entirely) anything goes, in these kinds of races.

sponsor: neoYTPism edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 7th Apr '11 8:38:49 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 7:24:00 PM

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Tengu comments: 7
Crow Youkai

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Brain With A Manual Control (Hats please) comments: 40
Bob enters Alice's body and uses the control room found inside to manually control her.
Needs Examples Up For Grabs
sponsor: ZuTheSkunk added: Mon, 10th Mar '14 7:05:56 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 7:04:22 PM

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Buzz Job comments: 16
Technical Term: High-speed, low altitude pass.
Already have? Better Name
sponsor: Tallens added: Fri, 11th Apr '14 8:41:28 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:58:49 PM

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No Offense comments: 2
"None taken."
Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: HellKillUsAll added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:13:27 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:28:01 PM

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Disappointed By The Motive comments: 41
A villain gives his MotiveRant, and others remark about how dumb it is.

sponsor: KingZeal added: Tue, 15th Apr '14 7:18:47 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:27:30 PM

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Lawman Baton comments: 18
Law enforcers' baton: a heroic weapon, a standard issue mook weapon, or a symbol of fear

sponsor: DAN004 added: Tue, 8th Apr '14 9:59:11 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:18:22 PM

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Identically-Powered Team comments: 34
Everyone on the team has the same, or extremely similar, superpowers.

sponsor: KingZeal edited by: ShanghaiSlave added: Tue, 3rd Sep '13 9:28:13 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 6:12:21 PM

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Befriending The Enemy (more examples please?) comments: 18
Intentionally becoming the villain or antagonist's friend to stop the fighting between them and/or to change them to being good.

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Unavailable Pretty Princess (hats?) comments: 33
A princess who attracts men but wants to remain single.

sponsor: lexicon added: Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:29:31 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 4:48:19 PM

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Amulet of Normality comments: 31
To become your Secret Identity, put this on.

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Behemoth Battle comments: 86
Two or more giant creatures fighting

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Recruit the Muggles comments: 7
A large group of ordinary citizens fight alongside the superhero or authority figure of the series.

sponsor: LEDbullet edited by: PistolsAtDawn added: Wed, 27th Feb '13 5:53:14 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 4:28:35 PM

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Transformation Horror(Trope Repair Shop) comments: 3
transformation/mutation played for BodyHorror
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
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Non-Dancing Character comments: 3
A character in a ballet who acts instead of dances
Better Name Better Name
sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Sun, 13th Apr '14 12:20:02 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 4:12:44 PM

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Crooks Are Better Armed comments: 30
Criminals wield powerful rifles, cops carry pistols.

sponsor: Tuckerscreator added: Sun, 6th Apr '14 6:27:08 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 4:04:22 PM

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Coffin Contraband comments: 23
Hiding, smuggling or disposing of something other than a body in a coffin.

sponsor: foxley added: Thu, 10th Apr '14 12:49:27 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 3:32:46 PM

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Doctors Never Wear Masks comments: 9
In medical drama shows, doctors almost never wear surgical masks.

sponsor: Larkmarn added: Mon, 12th Aug '13 8:39:38 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 2:51:12 PM

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Romance is greater then Nudity comments: 3

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Wardrobe Flaw Of Characterization comments: 22
A small flaw in an otherwise well-dressed character's wardrobe is used for characterization.
Description Needs Help Better Name
sponsor: hbi2k added: Tue, 11th Mar '14 9:34:13 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 2:23:10 PM

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Projectile Kiss comments: 24
Character creates a lip or heart shape that flies off at a target
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sponsor: KZN02 added: Tue, 25th Feb '14 7:57:56 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 1:11:25 PM

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Refrigerator Shot comments: 36
Camera placed in fridge showing a character getting food.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help
sponsor: hawaiianflower edited by: Tuckerscreator added: Sat, 29th Mar '14 10:26:32 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 12:39:52 PM

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Karmic Misfire comments: 28
The cosmos inflicts Misplaced Retribution on an undeserving character.
Better Name Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Already have? Up For Grabs
sponsor: Lawman592 added: Tue, 26th Nov '13 3:48:40 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 12:35:13 PM

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Index Of Gifts comments: 13
Tropes dealing with characters giving out gifts.

sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Mon, 7th Oct '13 5:30:07 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 11:38:12 AM

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Hidden Disdain Reveal comments: 30
A character expresses their hidden contempt for the other character, usually after falling out.
Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Thu, 2nd Jan '14 6:00:10 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 11:38:07 AM

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Informed Niceness comments: 25
Others say that the character is nice, although he really isn't.
Tropeworthy? Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Needs Examples
sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Mon, 14th Oct '13 11:53:59 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 11:38:01 AM

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Complaining Index comments: 6
Tropes involving characters complaining about certain things.

sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Tue, 21st Jan '14 10:15:07 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 11:37:56 AM

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Moving Apology comments: 3
A character gives out an apology that is so contrite and touching that it moves another character.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Wed, 26th Mar '14 12:55:56 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 11:37:51 AM

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Fantastic Rednecks comments: 21
The country bumpkins of fantasy-land.

sponsor: PistolsAtDawn added: Mon, 17th Mar '14 10:50:26 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 10:58:29 AM

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Victorian sunglasses comments: 10
People wearing sunglasses before the 20th century

sponsor: Descartes edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 2nd Nov '13 7:50:16 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 10:55:05 AM

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Sparks of Love (Formerly Electric Love) comments: 15
A trope in which a character feels electricity upon touching a love interest or crush.

sponsor: Lakija added: Mon, 14th Apr '14 9:58:31 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 10:40:57 AM

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Food Bath Or Me Offer comments: 41
An anime/manga trope - you arrive home and are greeted by a woman who makes this offer.

sponsor: ShiroiHane edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 29th Sep '11 5:26:41 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 10:34:11 AM

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Bringing In The Expert comments: 20
An underling fails, so their employer hires the best man to do the job.
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sponsor: Olaf_Merchant edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 29th Mar '14 1:18:10 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 10:28:20 AM

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Screw The Rules There Aren't Any comments: 23
If everyone follow rules for no good reason, not doing so can be powerful

sponsor: dspeyer edited by: StarSword added: Thu, 3rd Apr '14 5:31:57 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:58:58 AM

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Socially Awkward Politeness comments: 7
A character is awkward in social situations, but tries to be polite.

sponsor: Floria added: Tue, 3rd Apr '12 3:09:13 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:52:55 AM

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Sewer Tropes comments: 7
An index of tropes dealing with sewers.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: CaveCat added: Wed, 9th Apr '14 3:24:49 PM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:32:55 AM

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Ate It All comments: 35
What did they do with the food? They've eaten it all!
Better Name Description Needs Help
sponsor: livemike edited by: CaveCat added: Mon, 17th Feb '14 2:39:53 AM last reply: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:24:48 AM

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Recognition Tropes comments: 18
Tropes about recognizing
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