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Floral Finery Comments: 127
Flowery decorations in clothes are so much prettier than not having them.
Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
Sponsor: DragonQuestZ Added: 9th Feb 2015 12:00:38 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 06:21:00 PM

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Living Clothes Comments: 21
Clothes that are somehow capable of sapience.

Sponsor: TheGunheart Added: 25th Feb 2015 06:38:24 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 06:07:53 PM

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Real Life Event, In-Game Reward Comments: 22
A game gives exclusive content to people who visit a real life event or location
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Sponsor: Darksilverhawk Added: 16th Feb 2015 09:30:40 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 04:59:57 PM

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Foreign Re-Score Comments: 21
A work gets a new soundtrack when being released somewhere else.

Sponsor: Enzeru edited by: morenohijazo Added: 23rd Jul 2012 08:14:46 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 04:25:08 PM

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Music Mash-Up Comments: 11
Two songs, merged into one.
Description Needs Help Needs Examples
Sponsor: Thnikkafan edited by: rcmerod52 Added: 13th Apr 2013 10:27:06 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 04:14:35 PM

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Fezzes are Cool Comments: 38
A character proudly wears a fez.
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Sponsor: SWFMax Added: 2nd Jun 2014 04:36:36 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 04:12:53 PM

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Reversal Of Doubt Comments: 18
This isn't going to work... Hey, it worked! I knew it would work!
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Sponsor: Premonition45 edited by: Niall142 Added: 22nd Jul 2011 11:46:22 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:56:47 PM

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Thinly Veiled Dub Country Change Comments: 16
Despite the obvious foreign set pieces, the dub insists that it takes place in the dubbed country.
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Sponsor: TokoWH Added: 28th Feb 2015 07:20:45 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:43:21 PM

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Ambiguously Trans Comments: 61
A character may or may not be transgender
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Sponsor: Pichu-kun edited by: Arivne Added: 23rd Sep 2014 02:56:06 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:17:17 PM

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Brief Voice Change Comments: 25
The person suddenly has a brief voice change
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Sponsor: AnotherGuy Added: 29th Dec 2014 10:22:22 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 02:41:47 PM

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Enemy Roll Call Comments: 14
Showing the names off the enemies during or after the credits of a game.

Sponsor: pgj1997 Added: 25th Jan 2015 02:04:12 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 02:19:56 PM

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Merchandise Miscolor Comments: 3
When licensed merchandise gets the characters' colors wrong.
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Sponsor: LimeTH edited by: rcmerod52 Added: 9th Feb 2015 10:35:02 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 02:12:11 PM

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Adaptation Combination Comments: 61
A work is adapted not from one, but two or more different sources, combined into one plot.

Sponsor: K.Kloga edited by: rcmerod52 Added: 17th Sep 2014 05:29:33 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 02:09:19 PM

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Refuse To Rescue The Disliked Comments: 5
The hero refuses to rescue an unlikable person.

Sponsor: 313Bluestreak Added: 27th Feb 2015 01:56:18 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:50:38 PM

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The Baby Of The Bunch Comments: 47
The youngest character of a group of peers who is occasionally characterized by their age and relative maturity.

Sponsor: acrobox Added: 8th Feb 2015 09:11:25 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:48:48 PM

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Alas, Poor Inanimate Comments: 34
A commonly beloved item is broken/destroyed and characters treat it as if it's somebody died
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Sponsor: Alexandri098 edited by: DAN004 Added: 22nd Aug 2014 02:49:52 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:45:50 PM

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Waking Giant Comments: 31
A monster which gets more dangerous if the fight drags on.
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Sponsor: Bisected8 Added: 25th Feb 2015 11:38:29 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:06:09 PM

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Dementia Comments: 1
The gradual loss of mental faculties due to disease, injury, or aging
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Already have?
Sponsor: KevinKlawitter Added: 28th Feb 2015 12:17:49 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:57:17 PM

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Extra-Strength Coffin Comments: 43
Description Needs Help
Sponsor: MrInitialMan Added: 16th Mar 2013 04:35:45 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:54:29 PM

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Rare Money Comments: 19
A coin or bill that's legitimate, but rarely seen

Sponsor: MrInitialMan Added: 21st Feb 2015 10:23:43 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:48:39 PM

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They Wouldn't Have Wanted That Comments: 39
Doing something for a dead person that they wouldn't have wanted.
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Sponsor: BlackDragon edited by: SteveMB Added: 14th Jul 2011 11:31:04 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:47:35 PM

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Screw The Rules, They Broke Them First Comments: 15
Once broken, rules are invalid.
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
Sponsor: MrInitialMan Added: 27th Feb 2015 03:26:47 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:44:46 PM

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Beware The Mind Reader Comments: 40
People who can read minds have a tendency to be nasty people.
Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Better Name Tropeworthy? Tropeworthy?
Sponsor: DAN004 Added: 1st Aug 2014 02:56:46 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:44:32 PM

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License-Added Game Comments: 21
A new installment of a video game franchise features an additional license
Already have?
Sponsor: UltramarineAlizarin edited by: rcmerod52 Added: 30th May 2013 05:31:29 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 12:18:22 PM

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Cool Copter Comments: 64
Sometimes you just need an awesome copter for your show.
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Sponsor: DragonQuestZ Added: 22nd Aug 2013 07:40:42 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 11:55:33 AM

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Smart Jerk, Nice Moron Comments: 48
A pair consisting of a smart but mean person & a nice but dumb person.
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Sponsor: Takwin edited by: GiorgioDaneri Added: 8th Apr 2011 11:41:18 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 11:04:20 AM

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The Sassette Principle Comments: 8
A group has few woman, any addition(s) also have few women..

Sponsor: DragonQuestZ Added: 11th Feb 2015 12:03:40 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 10:56:33 AM

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Wall And Fall Comments: 57
Hitting a wall in mid-air and slowly sliding down
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Sponsor: julyjack73 edited by: rcmerod52 Added: 14th Sep 2011 07:58:51 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 10:14:23 AM

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Welcoming The Audience Comments: 56
Instances where the audience is directly welcomed/invited to the show or a music album.

Sponsor: Patachou edited by: Arivne Added: 18th Dec 2014 02:35:40 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 09:59:11 AM

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The Kingslayer Comments: 46
Someone who committed Regicide (or Magnicide)
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Sponsor: Ardiente edited by: Arivne Added: 10th Jun 2011 10:10:31 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 09:45:30 AM

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Full Answering Machine Of Desperation Comments: 15
A gajillion messages on an answering machine asking a love interest to call back

Sponsor: WeAreAllKosh edited by: Arivne Added: 6th Apr 2013 02:36:13 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 08:44:42 AM

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Parent or Lover Dilemma Comments: 27
Up For Grabs
Sponsor: Goldfritha edited by: DAN004 Added: 19th Jan 2012 04:41:35 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 08:05:20 AM

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Rosie the Riveter Pose Comments: 3
Needs Examples
Sponsor: Laevatein Added: 27th Feb 2015 03:16:18 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 07:59:33 AM

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Siamese Arcs Comments: 5
Two different story arcs which can't be separated.

Sponsor: Alexandri098 edited by: Arivne Added: 28th Feb 2015 12:09:53 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 07:58:56 AM

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Plant Wig Comments: 9
Foliage instead of hair.
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Already have? Description Needs Help
Sponsor: Lummeck Added: 26th Feb 2015 01:01:16 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 07:57:02 AM

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Predator Turned Protector Comments: 79
A predator character for some reason chooses to protect their prey

Sponsor: PhilHair edited by: DAN004 Added: 18th Nov 2012 12:25:09 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 07:54:50 AM

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Gotta Rescue Them All Comments: 24

Sponsor: Prfnoff Added: 18th Oct 2014 10:51:56 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 07:30:42 AM

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Spontaneous Mustache Comments: 4
Spontaneously growing facial hair through sheer willpower.

Sponsor: PistolsAtDawn Added: 27th Feb 2015 05:59:31 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 06:11:42 AM

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Administrivia/Too Many Links Clause Comments: 15
A trope page having too many links is an important consideration on fixing it

Sponsor: DAN004 Added: 2nd Dec 2014 05:47:08 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 04:11:27 AM

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Take A Hit, Take A Spit Comments: 12
A character reacts after being hit by spitting.
Better Name Up For Grabs
Sponsor: Exxolon edited by: DAN004 Added: 30th Aug 2013 04:04:35 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 04:11:09 AM

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Formula for X (Solving X with Equation) Comments: 16
A character tries to solve a non-scientific problem with science and tries to find a formula; s/he uses not-so-symbolic representations
Better Name Already have?
Sponsor: XFllo Added: 7th Feb 2015 07:43:02 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:54:15 AM

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Trivia/Missing Episode Reconstruction Comments: 18
Sound, stills and/or footage edited together to give an approximation of what a MissingEpisode was like.
Needs Examples
Sponsor: pinkdalek Added: 11th Feb 2015 02:06:18 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:06:18 AM

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Gonky Femme Comments: 3
A largely unfeminine looking character is girly

Sponsor: GiorgioDaneri edited by: Arivne Added: 27th Feb 2015 05:41:18 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:05:58 AM

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Romance On Ice Comments: 9
Ice skating used as a romantic scene.
Description Needs Help
Sponsor: Wurstmeister edited by: Arivne Added: 18th Feb 2015 08:03:10 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 03:02:07 AM

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Inexplicable Villainy Comments: 41
A baddie who has no/inadequate justification/reasoning for their villainy
Needs Examples Already have? Description Needs Help Up For Grabs
Sponsor: Four edited by: DAN004 Added: 17th Jul 2012 01:29:38 PM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 02:36:25 AM

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Ham and Deadpan Duo Comments: 56
A pair of characters in which one is Ham and the other is Deadpan
Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs
Sponsor: bud0011 edited by: DAN004 Added: 19th Oct 2014 06:19:48 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 02:17:20 AM

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Weighted Gloves Comments: 40
Hiding something hard in a boxing glove to increase the punch's power.
Description Needs Help Up For Grabs
Sponsor: ZarbiNerada edited by: Arivne Added: 19th Oct 2012 09:42:30 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:46:26 AM

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Empty Fort Gambit Comments: 61
Lure the enemy into your base to trap or kill them
Description Needs Help Better Name Better Name Already have?
Sponsor: WiseMan23753 edited by: DAN004 Added: 24th May 2013 12:01:28 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:42:25 AM

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Brain Monster Comments: 89
A monster that consists of mostly brain, or has its brain exposed
Already have? Description Needs Help
Sponsor: Lavalyte edited by: DAN004 Added: 23rd Aug 2012 04:28:01 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:35:55 AM

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Wishing For More Wishes Comments: 12
A character tries to bypass numerical restrictions on wish-granting.

Sponsor: hbi2k Added: 19th Feb 2015 08:58:15 AM Last reply: 28th Feb 2015 01:34:22 AM

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