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Experience-less nostalgia comments: 18
This when people experience a nostalgic desire for a time they where werenít born during or where too young to experience properly
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sponsor: dragonslip added: Thu, 26th Jul '12 3:20:19 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 4:39:28 AM

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Unmasked Mook comments: 29
A character resembles the Faceless Goons, but, for whatever reason, has a distinguishing feature
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Hoaxes Frauds and Pranks comments: 5
A hoax is an intent to deceive, a fraud is an attempt to gain advantage through deception.

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Contortionist comments: 22
Performer With Extreme Flexibility

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Self-Punishment Over Failure comments: 28
When a Mook decides to punish himself for failing his master's orders.
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sponsor: JDogindy edited by: jormis29 added: Sat, 4th Jan '14 7:41:45 AM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 4:06:48 AM

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Scantron Picture comments: 11
A character colors the dots on an optical answer sheet to form a picture
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Antagonism-Forged Friends comments: 20
Friends who start out as enemies

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Blackmail Backfire comments: 17

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Escaped Animal Rampage comments: 56
An animal escapes from a zoo, a circus, a pound and creates havoc or zany antics while abroad.
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Contrasting Parent and Child comments: 11
When a parent and child have traits that contrast one another.
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Romantic Rain comments: 41
It's raining and lovers get soaked -- it's ever so romantic

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Get Mad! Speech comments: 34
Alice declares that she's no going to sit by and let herself be beaten down.

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Raspberry Kiss comments: 29
Someone puts their mouth on a soft part of someone else's body and blows a raspberry on it
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Increasingly Wrecked Wreck comments: 39
A vehicle gets more and more beat up throughout the movie, but it somehow still runs.
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sponsor: Queequeg edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 11th Nov '12 2:36:32 AM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 2:41:17 AM

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There's A New Hero In Town comments: 38
The Hero is temporarily replaced by a new guy who seems to get the job done faster and easier
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Gas Stations Are Hell comments: 19
A generic, lonely gas station is the site of a horror story.
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sponsor: Backspace edited by: eroock added: Wed, 26th Mar '14 8:35:14 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 2:32:33 AM

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Misinterpreting negative test results comments: 7
Medical test results produce a 'negative' reading, which are misinterpreted as bad news by the patient or other person who hears the results
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Other World Plagiarism comments: 8
It's not like George Lucas is going go come back through time and sue us

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Erostratic Infamy Seeker comments: 74
Some people will commit crimes just to be famous.
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Exceedingly Efficient Enemy comments: 23
The enemy plan is so efficient that they don't even bother adjusting it.
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Later Installment Weirdness comments: 50
Opposite of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness
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sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Sat, 3rd Aug '13 10:02:58 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 2:24:15 AM

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Poisonous Harem comments: 23
A harem that, directly or indirectly, causes nearly everyone outside it to hate the harem lead
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Cats Love Allergies comments: 16
any animal that loves those they annoy
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Empty Beginning comments: 6
When a lack of visual cues foreshadows the story to come

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Smashed Eggs Hatching comments: 47
When smashing an egg leads to the creature inside emerging healthy and often ready for battle.
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sponsor: Jokubas edited by: Fighteer added: Mon, 8th Jul '13 6:42:39 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 2:16:00 AM

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I Will Take Responsibility comments: 40
Offering to take responsibility implies pregnancy and marriage.
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sponsor: Discar edited by: MorganWick added: Wed, 16th Jul '14 11:20:17 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 2:10:45 AM

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Reputation Montage comments: 15
A montage used to establish how famous someone is, usually by showing the various rumors told about them.

sponsor: Argon2 edited by: MorningStar1337 added: Tue, 18th Jun '13 4:39:31 AM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 1:47:09 AM

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Videogame Item Drop Mechanic comments: 47
Enemies (in)explicably drop items the moment they die.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 23rd Apr '14 7:31:58 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 1:35:41 AM

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Improbably Quick Deliberation comments: 50
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: Thu, 31st Jul '14 1:32:21 AM

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EvolutionShuffle comments: 4
when HollywoodEvolution jumps from one branch of the tree to a completely different branch
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Upside-Down Face (Hats plz?) comments: 56
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Humanity dies with The Earth comments: 33
When Earth goes boom, Humanity is doomed and scatered in small numbers. Colonies? Whats that?
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sponsor: Lihkan edited by: bejjinks added: Mon, 1st Apr '13 12:56:20 PM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 1:13:05 AM

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JustForFun/Fights Crime With X comments: 40
Crime solving with a unique gimmick to help the work stand out amongst other similar works
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sponsor: dsollen edited by: marcoasalazarm added: Mon, 17th Mar '14 7:55:30 AM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 1:02:33 AM

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Good/Evil Impossible Composite Personality Di comments: 7
A character is supposed be something to much and ends up being a contradictary composite personality.
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Freudian Dissonance comments: 38
A character defends a contested parenting or education method by claiming it didnít harm them.
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sponsor: SvartiKotturinn added: Sun, 5th Jan '14 3:27:24 AM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 12:21:44 AM

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Nonhumanly Named Human comments: 80
Human character with a name not normally given to humans that is given by a human source.
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sponsor: EdnaWalker added: Fri, 26th Apr '13 12:12:36 AM last reply: Thu, 31st Jul '14 12:21:01 AM

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Damager, Healer, Tank comments: 27
Classes and/or combat are split between three roles: the healer, the tank, and the damage-dealer.
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Pretend To Be Brainwashed comments: 42

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Birthday Blowout comments: 12
A character's birthday coincides with an important event
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Memorial Character comments: 18
A character created to honor a deceased.

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Bad Editing Index comments: 1
Tropes that indicate poor editing.

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JustForFun/FromExecutiveProducer comments: 5
Just for fun index complaining about adverts for shows and movies that point out who the famous executive producer is.

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Mon, 19th May '14 3:47:07 PM last reply: Wed, 30th Jul '14 10:41:09 PM

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Adopted To The House comments: 55
A character lets a poor fellow live in his home.
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sponsor: HellKillUsAll edited by: StrixObscuro added: Sat, 15th Mar '14 12:01:29 PM last reply: Wed, 30th Jul '14 10:24:02 PM

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Gag Transgender comments: 5
Being transgender is inherently a punchline.
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sponsor: SvartiKotturinn added: Mon, 10th Feb '14 2:37:49 PM last reply: Wed, 30th Jul '14 10:17:08 PM

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Wish-Fullfillment Fantasy comments: 8
A fictional work is so far into the realm of wish-fullfillment that it becomes a escapist fantasy.
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sponsor: Animetoday added: Wed, 30th Jul '14 1:13:55 PM last reply: Wed, 30th Jul '14 10:12:13 PM

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VideoGame/TransformersRiseOfTheDarkSpark comments: 10
The beginning of the end.

sponsor: RabidTanker edited by: MrRuano added: Sun, 20th Jul '14 4:06:29 PM last reply: Wed, 30th Jul '14 10:07:16 PM

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Posthumous Sibling comments: 23
When a character is born after their older sibling has already died.
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Improvised Lyrics comments: 12

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Hates Politics (needs examples) comments: 20
This character doesn't give a damn about anything to do with politics

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The Only Believer comments: 27
In a group of people supposedly united by a common belief or goal, only one person really believes in it.
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