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Slain In Their Sleep comments: 47
Someone is killed when they're in their sleep, at their most vulnerable.

sponsor: Larkmarn edited by: BlackMageAnolis added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 8:57:47 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 4:38:27 PM

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Humanimal comments: 2
Someone is mentally or surgically transformed into a human animal, in behavior or shape.

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Revenge Damage Attack comments: 38
A character takes damage to power up.
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Uniformity Exception comments: 105
A notable member of an otherwise identical group has a distinguishing feature
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Epitaph of Thermopylae comments: 3
Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, according to their laws, we lie.

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Hates Politics (needs examples) comments: 21
This character is indifferent and/or antipathetic about anything to do with politics

sponsor: JesseMB27 added: Thu, 26th Jun '14 8:43:13 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 3:51:44 PM

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Took A Level In Cheerful (Needs help) comments: 43
A less cheerful character becomes cheerful over time.
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sponsor: Jess0312 added: Sun, 2nd Mar '14 5:48:30 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 3:28:42 PM

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Enlightened Antagonist comments: 18
A circumstance where an enlightened being or entity happens to be an antagonist or antagonistic force
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Fake Surprise Inspection comments: 18
Heroes pretend to be inspectors checking the facility in order to enter this facility.
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sponsor: Kakai edited by: eroock added: Wed, 7th May '14 3:48:24 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 3:19:13 PM

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Nordic Goddess comments: 15
Hot, exoticized Scandinavian blonde.

sponsor: snowviolet edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 25th Aug '14 9:21:12 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 3:10:51 PM

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Life Imitating Animals comments: 3
Characters watch animals doing things on a tv program that relate to the plot.

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I Will Take Responsibility comments: 47
Offering to take responsibility implies pregnancy and marriage.
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sponsor: Discar added: Wed, 16th Jul '14 11:20:17 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 2:17:05 PM

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Clairvoyance comments: 25
The ability to gain information through supernatural means beyond the known senses.

sponsor: Discar added: Tue, 15th Jul '14 7:54:11 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 2:16:54 PM

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Passed In Their Sleep comments: 78
Someone dies of natural causes while sleeping
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sponsor: BlackMageAnolis added: Wed, 11th Dec '13 5:06:04 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 2:07:23 PM

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Eventful Birthday comments: 29
A character's birthday coincides (deliberately or not) with an important event
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Slappy To See You comments: 17
The protagonist returns from a dangerous mission only to be immediately slapped, then kissed.
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sponsor: tireurroyale edited by: FerrousFaucet added: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 2:18:33 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 2:03:29 PM

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Improbably Quick Deliberation comments: 53
Jury deliberation in 30 minutes or less.
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sponsor: Gamesfreak13563 edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 15th Jul '13 4:06:52 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 1:59:59 PM

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Took A Level In Idealist (Needs help) comments: 34
An pessimistic character learns to be more trusting, caring, and generous over time.
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sponsor: Jess0312 added: Mon, 3rd Mar '14 1:20:54 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 1:32:43 PM

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Puddle-Covering Chivalry (crowner up!) comments: 46
A character lays his coat, cloak or jacket over a puddle in order to let another character cross over it.

sponsor: Patachou edited by: eroock added: Fri, 3rd Jan '14 12:04:17 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 1:06:31 PM

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Abnormal Joe comments: 4
An "Average Joe" in an abnormal world.

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Fake Rank comments: 4
A character pretending to be higher ranked in society than they actually are.

sponsor: NativeJovian added: Wed, 27th Aug '14 6:33:37 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:28:33 PM

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Standard Selectable Character comments: 10
The first character who can be picked up on the character select screen by default.
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sponsor: MajinAkuma added: Mon, 25th Aug '14 8:24:02 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:21:57 PM

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Potion Brewing Mechanic comments: 31
Mechanics associated with brewing potions in video games.

sponsor: Koveras added: Fri, 27th Jun '14 2:44:49 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:15:13 PM

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Comically Inept Healing comments: 81
Maybe we should call an actual doctor.
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sponsor: PistolsAtDawn added: Wed, 23rd Apr '14 2:28:33 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:14:50 PM

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Torment by Annoyance comments: 21
Using annoyance to torment or torture someone.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Willbyr added: Thu, 17th Jul '14 6:58:32 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:11:55 PM

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Sceptred Isles comments: 10
Great Britain as a whole
Up For Grabs
sponsor: dalek955 added: Wed, 27th Aug '14 12:11:50 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 11:46:52 AM

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Later Installment Weirdness comments: 92
Opposite of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
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sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Sat, 3rd Aug '13 10:02:58 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 11:41:34 AM

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Animal Color Stereotypes comments: 37

sponsor: EdnaWalker added: Thu, 3rd Oct '13 3:11:12 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 11:16:25 AM

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Neon Hotel Sign comments: 83
When the character looks out the window, they'll always see the hotel sign
Description Needs Help Tropeworthy?
sponsor: NateTheGreat edited by: Quatic added: Thu, 19th Jan '12 10:27:01 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 11:10:35 AM

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Not Wanting Kids Is Weird (hats?) comments: 52
A character is openly critical of another's lack of desire to have children.
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sponsor: jayoungr added: Wed, 24th Jul '13 5:38:40 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 10:32:53 AM

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Sincere Sermoning Sinner comments: 39
Shows clear signs of moral weakness, while at the same time teaching a higher standard.
Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Better Name
sponsor: TheHandle added: Fri, 23rd May '14 7:09:35 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 10:27:01 AM

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Beware The Vigilante Man comments: 36
Vigilantism has a mostly negative effect on the world.

sponsor: Generations91 edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 8th Feb '14 4:19:19 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 10:26:21 AM

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Horns of Villainy comments: 58
Using horns as a sign of malevolence
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sponsor: Willbyr added: Tue, 22nd Jul '14 10:30:15 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 10:08:46 AM

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Beware The Cowl comments: 14
The presence of BadassNormal vigilantes has an almost entirely negative effect on the world.
Better Name
sponsor: Generations91 edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 7th Aug '14 3:08:40 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 9:53:07 AM

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Contact Precognitive comments: 15
Psychic power triggered by touching objects
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sponsor: Willbyr added: Tue, 5th Aug '14 7:09:07 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 9:52:13 AM

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Magic is a Gift that Needs Training comments: 34
Magic is a skill, but not everyone can master it.

sponsor: Spindriver added: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:11:50 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 9:30:06 AM

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Transformation Fiction comments: 128
A genre of fiction that involves someone or something transforming into something else.
Description Needs Help
sponsor: KarjamP edited by: JustaUsername added: Fri, 27th Jun '14 2:35:56 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 8:56:42 AM

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Faster Than They Look comments: 30
Looks strong and slow, but really isn't slow. (Revamping and starting anew)
Better Name Up For Grabs
sponsor: WaxingName added: Sat, 15th Sep '12 6:03:09 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 8:46:58 AM

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Somebody Else Made It Awesome comments: 17
When you like something you used to hate because another creation put it to good use.
Tropeworthy? Already have? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: Pyrarson edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 26th Aug '14 1:06:57 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 8:42:55 AM

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Gender Obscures Identity comments: 30
Deliberate in-universe obfuscation of one's gender to fool or hide from other characters
Better Name Description Needs Help
sponsor: aradia22 added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 12:33:13 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 8:04:35 AM

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Weapon With The Pedigree Of A Tool comments: 67
Tools being used as weapons more (famously) than as tools
Motion To Discard Up For Grabs
sponsor: Koncur edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 21st Mar '12 3:50:15 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 7:51:36 AM

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Fold Spindle Mutilation comments: 9
A character is pulled through a narrow gap, folding their limbs out of line as they are crushed.

sponsor: SharleeD added: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 10:50:17 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 7:44:57 AM

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Eerie Flickering Sign comments: 11
Failing neon signs to set an eerie atmosphere
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sponsor: eroock edited by: lacedemonian added: Sat, 12th Jul '14 3:18:35 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 7:24:02 AM

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Vow Of Celibacy comments: 29
A character is obliged by vows or rules to refrain from sex
Up For Grabs
sponsor: Vios added: Sun, 29th Jun '14 12:11:27 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 6:44:29 AM

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Upside-Down Digits comments: 49
LCD digits look like letters when turned upside-down.
Tropeworthy?
sponsor: SonicLover added: Thu, 4th Aug '11 7:39:01 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 6:30:41 AM

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Cultural Tropes comments: 6
An index for culturally specific tropes. I am aware that many of these tropes still need to be created.

sponsor: bejjinks added: Tue, 26th Aug '14 12:22:45 PM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 6:24:01 AM

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Fake Feud comments: 19
A feud is falsified for publicity stunt or other purposes.
Description Needs Help
sponsor: Valxam56 added: Tue, 20th Nov '12 7:01:44 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 6:23:40 AM

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Salem Is Witch Country comments: 29
Remember the Salem Witch Trials? There may have been something there.

sponsor: JustinCognito edited by: jormis29 added: Fri, 6th Sep '13 9:44:50 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 6:18:08 AM

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Viewer Montage comments: 15
A {{montage}} of various unnamed people reacting to an in-universe broadcast.

sponsor: SharleeD edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 10th Mar '13 9:46:19 AM last reply: Wed, 27th Aug '14 1:04:34 AM

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Space Australia comments: 19
A character not from Earth behaves like someone from an Earth culture
Already have? Motion To Discard Already have? Motion To Discard Needs Examples Motion To Discard
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