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The Whitest Black Guy comments: 26
A character has trouble identifying fully with the culture or subculture of which they are nominally a part.
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sponsor: hbi2k added: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 11:37:13 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 11:42:29 AM

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Survivorship Bias (Needs Hats for Launching) comments: 37
The work about bad things always focuses on people who survive the bad things.
Description Needs Help
sponsor: KingZeal added: Fri, 17th Jan '14 8:02:32 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:42:06 AM

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Evil Slinks (Hats?) comments: 36
Evil characters move like reptiles or liquids.
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sponsor: Skylite added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 10:58:13 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:32:43 AM

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Doubled Digits comments: 5
Significant numbers repeat the same digit to make them seem special/memorable to the audience

sponsor: SharleeD added: Sat, 25th Oct '14 9:13:16 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:32:12 AM

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Needs Work: Furry Literature comments: 3
This index needs to be filled out.

sponsor: zarpaulus added: Sat, 25th Oct '14 8:23:12 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:30:36 AM

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Bastard Angst comments: 41
A character's illegitimacy gives them a hard time and may drive them to seek distinction.
Motion To Discard Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Needs Examples
sponsor: hbi2k edited by: Synchronicity added: Tue, 10th Jun '14 9:21:09 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:30:07 AM

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Ham and Deadpan Duo comments: 36
A pair of characters in which one is Ham and the other is Deadpan

sponsor: bud0011 added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 6:19:48 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:26:06 AM

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Chucking Chalk comments: 21
If you don't pay attention, you will be shot by the teacher's chalk stick
Already have? Needs Examples
sponsor: Lyendith added: Mon, 29th Sep '14 5:30:56 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 10:07:22 AM

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Hobson's Choice comments: 29
Statement where one is given a choice, but can only choose one option.
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sponsor: jpmoney2k1 added: Wed, 14th Sep '11 11:30:50 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 9:37:06 AM

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Never Going Back To Prison comments: 21
A character who is either released or escapes from prison is determined to never return

sponsor: TheWanderer added: Thu, 9th Oct '14 4:53:57 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 9:29:10 AM

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Passionate Culture Speech comments: 18
A Cultured Badass lectures a character about a culture related passion of his
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sponsor: ParanoiaAgent added: Fri, 20th Jun '14 10:50:30 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 9:27:16 AM

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Misaimed Stereotyping comments: 31
Someone makes a comment referring to the wrong stereotype, or gets the stereotype wrong.

sponsor: Atreides edited by: randomtroper89 added: Thu, 2nd Oct '14 4:43:28 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 9:22:42 AM

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Oathbound Power comments: 30
A character has access to special powers or ability depending on a creed or code of conduct.

sponsor: Generality added: Sat, 2nd Aug '14 6:33:06 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 9:15:25 AM

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Celebration Tropes comments: 3
Needs Examples
sponsor: CaveCat added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 9:11:24 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 8:50:24 AM

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Talk Like the Arab Beoble comments: 53
The pecularities of the Arabic accent are featured prominently and/or lampshaded.
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sponsor: SvartiKotturinn added: Mon, 22nd Sep '14 6:20:07 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 8:45:59 AM

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Benevolent Masked Men comments: 15
The good counterpart of Malevolent Masked Men

sponsor: Imoo57 added: Mon, 12th Nov '12 2:01:37 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 7:09:52 AM

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Genre Manhandling comments: 3
When a genre forces genre blind characters to make genre savvy decisions anyways.
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: tehbs added: Fri, 24th Oct '14 4:10:18 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 7:05:59 AM

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Abusing The Corpse comments: 165
When killing somebody isn't enough. You want to beat up the corpse, too.
Already have? Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Better Name Better Name Description Needs Help Description Needs Help Already have?
sponsor: JDogindy added: Mon, 15th Oct '12 8:02:17 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 6:21:53 AM

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Super-Synced Performers comments: 25
Performing artists unfamiliar with a particular work are suddenly able to perform it on the spot.
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sponsor: AinSophAur33 edited by: HeroGal2347 added: Mon, 26th May '14 10:01:02 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 4:56:19 AM

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Plutocratic Oppression comments: 93
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: Sat, 25th Oct '14 4:54:30 AM

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Ripping The Check comments: 18
Where somebody tears up a check to make a point.

sponsor: ropertroper edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 22nd Oct '14 7:21:42 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 4:40:28 AM

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Transforming Vehicle comments: 35
Normal vehicle with transforming capabilities.

sponsor: SatoshiBakura added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 9:05:02 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 4:33:55 AM

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Death By Music Video comments: 13
The band dies in the music video
Needs Examples Already have? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: Rotpar edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 22nd Jul '14 12:41:13 AM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 2:40:10 AM

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Worst Case Nightmare Scenario comments: 17
The hero experiences the worst possible scenario where the bad guys win, but hits the reset button just in time so it never happened.

sponsor: DawnWarrior edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 3rd Aug '11 4:40:13 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 1:28:02 AM

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Post-Suicide Attempt Accident comments: 16
A character dies, or nearly dies, after having an attempted suicide
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sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Thu, 7th Nov '13 6:15:11 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 1:16:44 AM

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Loyalty Mission comments: 4
Converting a FairWeatherFriend or ally of convenience into a True Companion by undertaking a personal mission.

sponsor: hbi2k added: Thu, 23rd Oct '14 4:02:18 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 1:00:37 AM

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Angsty Teenage Poet comments: 11
Teenagers using poetry to express their angst

sponsor: needsanewhobby edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 3:05:14 PM last reply: Sat, 25th Oct '14 12:51:39 AM

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Attention Grabbing Interest comments: 2
person has an intense interest such that they tend to relate everything to it
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Better Name Description Needs Help Up For Grabs
sponsor: Tsukireiko added: Fri, 24th Oct '14 1:27:52 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 10:08:02 PM

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Concept Based Vocabulary comments: 33
A character's pool of words/rhetorics involve a single concept.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Sun, 22nd Jun '14 3:02:43 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 10:07:35 PM

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Loser Friend Puzzles Outsiders comments: 24
LampshadeHanging on an OddFriendship with differences in respect rather than personality.
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sponsor: HeroGal2347 added: Mon, 22nd Sep '14 6:50:09 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:31:49 PM

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Recurring Plot Element comments: 14
An element of the plot gets repeated multiple times.
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sponsor: BlueIceTea added: Tue, 7th Oct '14 6:53:10 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:24:35 PM

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Title-first Lyrics comments: 7
The opening lyrics of a song are its title

sponsor: j21 added: Fri, 24th Oct '14 11:45:46 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:22:06 PM

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Tortured Past Being Tortured comments: 11
Torture breaks/strengthens the person past being able to be tortured.
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sponsor: Earnest added: Thu, 16th Oct '14 8:30:35 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:21:13 PM

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Psychic Canaries comments: 18
Being only a little psychic means big trouble.
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sponsor: Earnest added: Thu, 23rd Oct '14 3:48:56 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:19:49 PM

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Used To Be A Tomboy comments: 56
A Girly Girl was boyish in the past
Needs Examples Better Name Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Sat, 12th Oct '13 5:05:52 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:00:54 PM

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It was all going to be normal (not) comments: 1
The character thinks "everything will be ok", foreshadowing that it won't.

sponsor: Iexist2 added: Fri, 24th Oct '14 7:54:19 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 8:18:26 PM

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Magical Mantles comments: 27
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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sponsor: baschapp added: Sat, 20th Sep '14 9:28:26 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 7:52:46 PM

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Count Off comments: 106
3-4 beats of drumsticks or hi-hat cymbals before the music starts.
Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Tropeworthy?
sponsor: DAN004 added: Mon, 11th Nov '13 4:42:59 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 7:51:58 PM

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Comically Cross-Eyed comments: 22
Whenever a cross-eyed character appears in fiction, it's played for laughs.
Description Needs Help Needs Examples
sponsor: Patachou added: Thu, 16th Oct '14 10:49:15 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 5:07:36 PM

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Accidentally Successful comments: 9
While trying to show that something is harder than it looks, the hero accidentally succeeds at it.
Needs Examples
sponsor: omedalus edited by: Sahira added: Fri, 22nd Apr '11 8:59:39 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 4:58:20 PM

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Child Of Both Worlds comments: 53
An individual claims membership in two different communities. (Rewritten)
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
sponsor: BlueIceTea edited by: Tsukireiko added: Sun, 26th Jan '14 6:26:48 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 1:47:44 PM

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Verbal Weakness comments: 47
A character has an inherent weakness to an otherwise harmless word or phrase.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Theharbo added: Thu, 9th Oct '14 2:24:26 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 12:36:05 PM

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Positional Authority vs Personal Authority comments: 17
A person's authority might be due to their job or position, or it might be due to their personal connections.
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sponsor: AFP added: Tue, 14th Oct '14 11:49:10 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 12:18:30 PM

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Writing About Your Crime comments: 22
A trope for when someone commits a crime and then writes a book describing it, sometimes in minute detail.
Already have? Up For Grabs Better Name Better Name Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: elbitjusticiero added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 4:45:31 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 11:45:01 AM

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Catchphrase vs Gravity comments: 0
When a character jumps into the air and does not land until they yell a catchphrase
Needs Examples
sponsor: marksomnian added: Fri, 24th Oct '14 10:35:21 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 10:35:21 AM

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Legony comments: 30
Horrible injury to the legs, especially by breaking the shins.
Tropeworthy? Better Name
sponsor: alaman added: Fri, 17th Oct '14 5:59:43 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 10:10:08 AM

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The Freakshow comments: 60
A standalone show or part of a traveling circus; features people with strange talents or deformities.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Lakija edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 19th Feb '14 2:43:18 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 10:00:09 AM

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With A Foot On The Bus comments: 38
A character seems about to leave the story, but does not do so
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sponsor: GrigorII added: Mon, 17th Sep '12 6:34:22 AM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:01:52 AM

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Escaped Animal Rampage comments: 61
An animal escapes from a zoo, a circus, a pound and creates havoc or zany antics while abroad.
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: Patachou added: Wed, 8th Jan '14 1:28:06 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 9:01:44 AM

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Ridiculously Rounded Teeth comments: 7
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: CaveCat added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:23:26 PM last reply: Fri, 24th Oct '14 8:57:46 AM

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