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Redundant Shaggy Dog comments: 36
A character (or characters) goes on a mission to do something, and finds out at the end that their goal would've been accomplished without them.
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It's Snowing Cocaine comments: 1
A scene containing drugs or drug use where the amount depicted/described is ludicrously large for personal use.

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Vacation Crossover comments: 22
Characters from one show take a vacation... and run into characters from another show.
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N Plus One Sequel Title comments: 8
A work has a number (besides 1) in the title, so the sequel title adds one to that number

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Improbably Young Breadwinner comments: 2
Parent hands down responsibilities to child.
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
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Divorce in Reno comments: 7
Going to Reno, Nevada to obtain painless divorces

sponsor: PistolsAtDawn added: Mon, 1st Sep '14 9:27:24 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 11:42:20 AM

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180-Degree Rule comments: 0
An imaginary axis-line runs through characters, and the camera better stay on one side of it lest madness ensue.

sponsor: MangaManiac added: Sat, 30th Aug '14 9:20:08 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 11:36:42 AM

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Ugly Slavic Women comments: 2
Russian women are hideous

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Stupid ball Handler (Needs a better title) comments: 15
Character that, makes all the other characters incompetent/stupid in his/her presence so the author can make him/her shine.
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sponsor: Rboaventura edited by: randomtroper89 added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 5:04:05 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 11:15:49 AM

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"I Can't Look" Gesture comments: 45
Motion made to avoid seeing something unpleasant which provokes negative emotions.

sponsor: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 11:23:08 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 11:03:33 AM

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Slowly Supporting Community comments: 22
Where All of the Other Reindeer gain a grudging respect for the hero.
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sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Fri, 6th Sep '13 11:50:12 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 10:57:20 AM

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Sympathy Tropes comments: 7
An index about characters showing sympathy for others.
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sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Mon, 12th May '14 7:39:48 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 10:57:10 AM

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The Captivity Narritive comments: 4
Puritan girl captured by Savages

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Connected All Along (hats!) comments: 31
2 or more characters turn out to have crossed paths with each other, met, or are otherwise connected
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sponsor: SWFMax added: Wed, 27th Aug '14 7:34:01 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 10:21:21 AM

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Intimate Marks comments: 60
A character has clothes, tattoos or birthmarks which are displayed on their rear, bust or other.
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sponsor: KingZeal edited by: StarSword added: Sun, 22nd Jan '12 12:06:39 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 9:58:56 AM

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Hot-Blooded Torture comments: 26
Torture performed in anger, hatred, impulsively, emotionally.

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Sincere Sermoning Sinner comments: 44
Shows clear signs of moral weakness, while at the same time teaching a higher standard.
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So You Want To/Write A Pop Song comments: 7

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The Internet Is Infallible comments: 16
A character believes that the internet, or some similar source, is a 100% reliable source.
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sponsor: SWFMax added: Fri, 29th Aug '14 7:51:35 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 9:03:59 AM

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Took A Level In Idealism (Needs hats) comments: 41
A pessimistic character learns to be more trusting, caring, and generous over time.
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Sceptred Isles comments: 24
Great Britain as a whole
Up For Grabs
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Likes Older Men comments: 43
She prefers mature men.
Description Needs Help Needs Examples
sponsor: alzariemperor edited by: Cohnisgone added: Sun, 3rd Aug '14 10:39:41 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 8:50:28 AM

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Disposable Vehicle Section comments: 38
To continue, break off the damaged part of your vehicle.
Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs
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Glass Smack And Slide comments: 15
A character comically smacks against glass and slide down.
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sponsor: StFan added: Fri, 29th Aug '14 3:41:27 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 8:44:52 AM

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Enlightened Antagonist comments: 50
A circumstance where an enlightened being or entity happens to be an antagonist or antagonistic force
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sponsor: Omnicron13 added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 1:33:56 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 8:40:35 AM

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Faithfully Married comments: 91
Being married makes a character immune to seduction.
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sponsor: Kohdok edited by: StarSword added: Tue, 18th Oct '11 1:55:10 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 8:07:56 AM

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Lifesaving Misfortune comments: 31
A character suffers a misfortune, but would have been killed if it didn't happen.
Motion To Discard Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: BKelly95 added: Thu, 5th Jun '14 8:59:41 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 8:07:15 AM

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Prophesied Final Conflict comments: 6
The final fight foretold for the future.
Already have?
sponsor: DracMonster added: Sun, 31st Aug '14 8:38:06 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 7:55:27 AM

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Viewer Montage comments: 17
A {{montage}} of various unnamed people reacting to an in-universe broadcast.

sponsor: SharleeD added: Sun, 10th Mar '13 9:46:19 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 7:43:25 AM

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Cosmic Superhero comments: 39
A superhero InSpace

sponsor: AP added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 8:21:40 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 7:14:56 AM

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Proto Superhero comments: 103
Superheroes from before the Golden Age Of Comic Books
Better Name
sponsor: Gamingboy1 edited by: m8e added: Sat, 11th Feb '12 1:49:09 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 6:48:02 AM

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Story Concludes with the Hero's Death comments: 40
The protagonist's death is required to finish their story.

sponsor: Koveras added: Fri, 29th Aug '14 5:29:10 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 6:14:28 AM

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Child Of Both Worlds comments: 30
An individual who claims membership in two conflicting communities is able to mediate between them.
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sponsor: BlueIceTea added: Sun, 26th Jan '14 6:26:48 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 6:11:02 AM

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Embarrassing Birthmark comments: 9
A character has an embarrassing birthmark.
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sponsor: SWFMax added: Fri, 29th Aug '14 7:16:10 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 5:33:39 AM

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Villain Of Another Story comments: 38
Someone who is not a villain in the main story, but is a villain somewhere else in the setting.
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sponsor: SatoshiBakura added: Sat, 23rd Aug '14 9:22:51 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 5:22:53 AM

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Vicariously Ambitious comments: 37
A person who wants to put someone else into a position of power, not themself.

sponsor: TheWanderer added: Thu, 21st Mar '13 6:28:44 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 4:48:29 AM

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Masquerading As The Unseen comments: 36
Nobody knows their identity, so nobody knows when someone else assumes it.

sponsor: sgamer82 added: Sun, 15th Jun '14 9:03:21 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 4:44:28 AM

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Stealth Situation comments: 14
When brute force just won't cut it.
Tropeworthy?
sponsor: Imoo57 added: Sun, 20th Jan '13 2:13:33 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 2:12:50 AM

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Wall And Fall comments: 29
Hitting a wall in mid-air and slowly sliding down
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sponsor: julyjack73 edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 14th Sep '11 7:58:51 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 2:07:14 AM

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No Such Thing As a Power Button comments: 8
Often in Creepypasta, characters won't turn off haunted games.

sponsor: MegaMarioMan edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 31st Aug '14 5:11:52 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 1:54:11 AM

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Negative Queen comments: 18
A gay man who is ascerbic, sarcastic and frequently drunk.
Tropeworthy? Already have? Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: Schol-R-LEA added: Fri, 22nd Aug '14 9:49:32 AM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 1:51:45 AM

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Worse In The Full Extent comments: 47
Something that doesn't seem so bad is made worse when the character points out an added detail
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sponsor: TotalDramaRox97 added: Tue, 1st Jul '14 8:45:35 PM last reply: Mon, 1st Sep '14 12:28:21 AM

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Transformation Fiction comments: 129
A genre of fiction that involves someone or something transforming into something else.
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sponsor: KarjamP edited by: JustaUsername added: Fri, 27th Jun '14 2:35:56 PM last reply: Sun, 31st Aug '14 11:47:03 PM

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Salem Is Witch Country comments: 40
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: Sun, 31st Aug '14 11:44:32 PM

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Parent Teacher comments: 24
When a kid has their parent or other relative as a teacher.
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This is Your Life on Superpowers comments: 2
A character's daily life is seen before and after they gain superpowers/motivation/the macguffin/etc. The latter is significantly superior.

sponsor: ScoutforHire added: Sun, 31st Aug '14 8:12:53 PM last reply: Sun, 31st Aug '14 9:00:50 PM

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Just For Fun: The Church Of Tropes comments: 6
Making Parody Religions of character tropes.
Motion To Discard
sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Thu, 19th Dec '13 7:15:28 PM last reply: Sun, 31st Aug '14 8:41:04 PM

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Affable Under Stereotype comments: 13
A minority character, rather than getting upset over another's bigotry, takes it with humor.
Tropeworthy? Better Name
sponsor: randomsurfer added: Mon, 9th Jul '12 10:18:05 PM last reply: Sun, 31st Aug '14 8:05:22 PM

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Vow Of Celibacy comments: 35
A character is obliged by vows or rules to refrain from sex
Up For Grabs Better Name
sponsor: Vios added: Sun, 29th Jun '14 12:11:27 AM last reply: Sun, 31st Aug '14 7:53:13 PM

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Scandinavian Goddess comments: 18
Hot, exoticized Scandinavian blonde.

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