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Writing About Your Crime comments: 20
A trope for when someone commits a crime and then writes a book describing it, sometimes in minute detail.
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sponsor: elbitjusticiero added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 4:45:31 PM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 8:56:59 AM

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Verbal Weakness comments: 42
A character has an inherent weakness to an otherwise harmless word or phrase.
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Cold Name Mole comments: 5
The Mole has a cold-related name.
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Loser Friend Puzzles Outsiders comments: 16
LampshadeHanging on an OddFriendship with differences in respect rather than personality.
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Solar Flare Disaster comments: 25
An incident caused by the sun flaring up.

sponsor: ayjazz edited by: robinjohnson added: Sun, 5th Oct '14 7:12:40 PM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 6:46:44 AM

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Embarrassed by a Child comments: 12
"-Mom, that guy's weird!" "-Don't look at him!"
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sponsor: mistertimor edited by: MisterTimor added: Tue, 7th Oct '14 7:32:05 AM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 6:43:14 AM

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Ridiculously Rounded Teeth comments: 4
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The Heartbreaker's Heartbreaker comments: 10
That one love interest (or interests) in a swinger's past that led them into a sex-crazed lifestyle
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Post-Suicide Attempt Accident comments: 12
A character dies, or nearly dies, after having an attempted suicide
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sponsor: Pichu-kun edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 7th Nov '13 6:15:11 PM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 6:10:29 AM

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Artifact Alias comments: 91
When a character who is introduced under an alias continues using it after their real name is known.
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Torment by Annoyance comments: 29
Using annoyance to torment or torture someone.

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With A Foot On The Bus comments: 36
A character seems about to leave the story, but does not do so
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Sexual Bonding comments: 8
Casual sex between two characters creates an emotional bond between them.

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Angsty teenage poet comments: 3
Teenagers using poetry to express their angst

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Fight To Survive comments: 12
A story about characters fighting to survive

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Making Doubly Sure comments: 4
Taking extra precautions to ensure something.
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sponsor: HellKillUsAll edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 20th Oct '14 7:14:11 PM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 4:27:06 AM

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Evil Is Slinky comments: 17
Evil characters move like reptiles or liquids.

sponsor: Skylite edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:58:13 AM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 3:44:03 AM

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FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage comments: 5
Vaati accidentally teleported himself to Equestria. HilarityEnsues.
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sponsor: mariic edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 11:02:20 AM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 3:35:17 AM

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Big Bad Brain comments: 61
A villianous giant exposed brain
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sponsor: Lavalyte added: Thu, 23rd Aug '12 4:28:01 AM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 3:33:41 AM

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A Job That Makes A Killing comments: 8
Someone who has a job that makes a good front for murder.
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Immune To Mind Control comments: 64
A character who is unable to be mind controlled.

sponsor: 0dd1 edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 20th Apr '11 8:33:39 PM last reply: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 3:13:02 AM

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Our Economy Depends On This Business comments: 6
Better Name
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My Little Caboose 2 Friendship is Fragmented comments: 5
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Real Fake Wedding comments: 16
Tricking someone into marriage by pretending the ceremony is fake.
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Independent Women Smoke comments: 11
Cigarettes are used to signify that a woman is modern and free.

sponsor: Yumenoshima edited by: StrixObscuro added: Mon, 16th Jun '14 1:37:43 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 10:21:46 PM

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Stamina Timer comments: 8
Placing artificial limits on free-to-play games.

sponsor: azul120 edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 18th Oct '14 6:44:17 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 10:01:46 PM

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Wanted A Gender Conforming Child comments: 5
A parent wishes their daughter/son was more feminine/masculine
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:01:19 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 9:42:53 PM

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Auxiliaries comments: 9
They're not a regular part of your army, but they provide a useful service
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sponsor: Antigone3 edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 16th Oct '14 10:10:49 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:39:49 PM

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Trans-Media Sequel Continuation comments: 37
When a property continues in a different medium

sponsor: TheEarthlySun edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 16th Sep '13 2:21:40 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:14:49 PM

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Plutocratic Oppression comments: 89
Works that portray capitalism as evil and/or irresponsible.
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sponsor: MJShofner edited by: JesseMB27 added: Sun, 21st Oct '12 5:56:18 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:12:44 PM

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Red Light, Green Light Mook comments: 24
Enemies that only attack when line of sight is broken.

sponsor: RanFang added: Tue, 9th Sep '14 7:05:48 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 8:02:56 PM

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Magical Mantles comments: 26
A Magical Mantle is a lot like a position in the government, except it grants magical powers and abilities instead of legal ones.
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Likes Older Men comments: 50
She prefers mature men.
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sponsor: alzariemperor edited by: Prfnoff added: Sun, 3rd Aug '14 10:39:41 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:26:04 PM

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Overarching Villain comments: 40
A villain who is around for the Myth Arc in the series.
Better Name Motion To Discard Tropeworthy?
sponsor: SatoshiBakura added: Sun, 28th Sep '14 6:16:29 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:14:21 PM

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Ham and Deadpan Duo comments: 12

sponsor: bud0011 edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 6:19:48 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 7:12:30 PM

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Driving Level comments: 19
A section of a video game in which you are forced to drive a vehicle.
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Fair For A Kids Show comments: 9
Tropes and conventions that work better in a kid show than in an adult show.
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Used To Be A Tomboy comments: 56
A Girly Girl was boyish in the past
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Sat, 12th Oct '13 5:05:52 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 6:02:16 PM

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Benevolent Masked Men comments: 9
The good counterpart of Malevolent Masked Men

sponsor: Imoo57 added: Mon, 12th Nov '12 2:01:37 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 5:58:34 PM

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Transforming Vehicle comments: 26
Normal vehicle with transforming capabilities.

sponsor: SatoshiBakura added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 9:05:02 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 4:49:03 PM

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Losing Count comments: 37
A gag where somebody is counting something (often money) but loses count and starts over again.
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sponsor: randomsurfer edited by: AnneBoleyn added: Mon, 9th Jul '12 9:59:13 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 4:20:32 PM

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Oligarchical Collectivism comments: 49
Most of the wealth of a society is collectively possessed by a tiny group of persons
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sponsor: JujuP edited by: rexpensive added: Sun, 27th Apr '14 7:58:41 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 3:40:51 PM

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Survivorship Bias (Needs Hats for Launching) comments: 35
The work about bad things always focuses on people who survive the bad things.
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One Dose Fits All comments: 44
A drug administered to several people simultaneously is equally effective, regardless of body mass
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Death Substitute comments: 33
When a work avoids death by replacing it with something else.

sponsor: gilbmj added: Wed, 17th Sep '14 12:33:52 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:39:07 PM

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Dying Deal Upgrade comments: 77
A dying deal with a higher entity for life and an upgrade.
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sponsor: phantom000 edited by: DracMonster added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:25:17 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 1:22:26 PM

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The Espurr comments: 10
An otherwise cute character has an extremely unnerving perpetual expression.
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sponsor: RanFang added: Sat, 24th May '14 2:40:55 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:56:44 PM

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Funeral Cut comments: 16

sponsor: Wumblee edited by: rider450 added: Mon, 24th Sep '12 5:31:42 AM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:51:16 PM

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Bigger Task Reveal comments: 20
The moment when a character notices there is much more to the project then they originally thought.
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sponsor: chibifenrix added: Fri, 30th May '14 11:32:47 PM last reply: Tue, 21st Oct '14 12:01:32 PM

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Court Martialed comments: 20
A character is tried and judged by a military court

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