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Uncle Sam Takes The Winnings comments: 20
A character receives a large sum of money, only for almost all of it to go to taxes.

sponsor: Surenity edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 11:09:26 PM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 2:07:06 AM

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Human Property comments: 4
Motion To Discard
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Radical POV Difference comments: 16
Seeing things from a different angle can result in very different ideas on what's going on.
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sponsor: SilverWings added: Sat, 7th Jul '12 10:04:11 AM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:53:53 AM

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Summon A Ride comments: 4
A video game ability to conjure up means of fast transportation anywhere in the sandbox.

sponsor: Koveras added: Sun, 20th Apr '14 12:26:04 AM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:50:06 AM

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Behold Galvatron comments: 35
A dying deal with the devil for life and an upgrade.
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sponsor: phantom000 edited by: IndirectActiveTransport added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:25:17 PM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:48:28 AM

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Counting to Potato comments: 20
Counting out of order with letters or random objects thrown in.
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sponsor: Jetace97 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 1st Apr '14 11:41:29 AM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:30:57 AM

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Painting a Silhouette comments: 5
An explosion burns someone or something's silhouette into a surface.
Up For Grabs
sponsor: soldieroforder edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:27:38 PM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:26:41 AM

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Thirsty Aliens comments: 4
Aliens invade Earth for its water

sponsor: zarpaulus edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:36:00 PM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:24:42 AM

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Sudden Loss Of Momentum comments: 9
When an object loses thrust, Momentum has no power to keep it moving.

sponsor: Fulcon added: Wed, 7th Aug '13 4:45:32 PM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 1:16:57 AM

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No Opposite-Sex Friendships comments: 10
Within a work, men and women are never JustFriends.

sponsor: needsanewhobby added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 4:07:06 PM last reply: Sun, 20th Apr '14 12:08:15 AM

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Aliens Playing Basketball comments: 13
A familiar activity or thing as done by an alien culture.
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sponsor: keltic07 edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 7th Jul '12 11:04:48 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 11:53:57 PM

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Final Scare comments: 11
Horror goes out not with a whimper, but a scream.
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sponsor: enkephalin07 added: Sat, 28th Dec '13 8:46:37 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 11:35:39 PM

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Lawman Baton comments: 22
Law enforcers' baton: a heroic weapon, a standard issue mook weapon, or a symbol of fear

sponsor: DAN004 added: Tue, 8th Apr '14 9:59:11 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 11:32:00 PM

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Double Date Switching comments: 6
Description Needs Help
sponsor: ropertroper added: Wed, 9th Apr '14 7:30:19 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:41:37 PM

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ElectroMagneto comments: 17
The StockSuperpower of Electromagnetism or plain Magnetism
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 6:01:47 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:35:50 PM

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Elemental Relationships (Needs Examples) comments: 49
(Needs examples) thematically related elements are used to contrast characters, places or events.
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave added: Mon, 9th Dec '13 9:37:55 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:34:02 PM

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Brain With A Manual Control (Hats please) comments: 42
Bob enters Alice's body and uses the control room found inside to manually control her.
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sponsor: ZuTheSkunk added: Mon, 10th Mar '14 7:05:56 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:32:53 PM

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Repeat To Confirm comments: 37
Confirming an order, an instruction, or a command by repeating it
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sponsor: JenBurdoo added: Fri, 3rd Jan '14 5:46:24 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:31:40 PM

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Death By Freedom comments: 59
The villain allows a character to escape. Escape equals certain death.
Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: WWRU edited by: MonaNaito added: Wed, 24th Oct '12 11:46:51 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:31:27 PM

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Bodyguard Blitz comments: 32
Bodyguard curbstomps an assailant
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Description Needs Help Better Name Up For Grabs
sponsor: MercenX added: Sun, 23rd Mar '14 1:43:10 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:22:20 PM

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One Joke Fake Show comments: 32
A ShowWithinAShow entirley based off one joke.
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Description Needs Help Better Name Description Needs Help
sponsor: Euan2000 added: Wed, 26th Feb '14 7:20:33 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:21:24 PM

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Mellow Fellow comments: 28
A perpetually relaxed, easy going character that rarely gets frustrated or excited over anything.
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Fainting Salute comments: 1
A person in emotional distress, possibly about to faint, places the back of the hand against the forehead.
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sponsor: BradyLady added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 6:02:50 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:17:47 PM

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Missing Adventurer Dad comments: 22
Dad is away adventuring

sponsor: henke37 edited by: Paradisesnake added: Thu, 17th Apr '14 4:17:15 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:16:55 PM

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Related in the Adaptation comments: 33
Description Needs Help Better Name Tropeworthy?
sponsor: TitoMosquito added: Sat, 13th Apr '13 2:31:05 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:15:30 PM

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Linear Gameplay Justified As Manipulation comments: 14
Rail Roading is justified Universe because the main character's path is being laid by outside forces.
Motion To Discard
sponsor: TheHandle edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 5:01:52 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:12:28 PM

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Smack On The Back comments: 38
A strong character delivers a friendly, but painful slap to another character's back.
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sponsor: Beacon80 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 4th Dec '12 1:22:19 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:00:57 PM

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Blood-Stained Letter comments: 15
A letter, note, page or other paper that has been stained with blood.

sponsor: Tallens added: Sat, 1st Feb '14 5:37:42 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 10:00:13 PM

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Untitled Curtsy Trope comments: 23
Curtsying at the end of a performance (e.g. for a curtain call)
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sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Sun, 9th Mar '14 9:49:48 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 8:40:07 PM

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Classical Music is Boring comments: 41
Needs Examples Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: JimCambias edited by: Lawman592 added: Mon, 30th Jan '12 5:39:34 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 8:39:14 PM

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Romantically Unavailable Lady comments: 40
An attractive high class woman in who repeatedly refuses suitors

sponsor: lexicon added: Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:29:31 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 8:25:46 PM

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Disqualification-Induced Victory comments: 45
Character loses, but someone else gets disqualified, allowing them to win/advance anyway.
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sponsor: ZuTheSkunk added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 3:44:32 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 8:07:22 PM

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Hates being Nicknamed (hats plz) comments: 32
Needs Examples Needs Examples
sponsor: KantonKage added: Fri, 14th Feb '14 10:02:05 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 8:04:18 PM

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Nolan Syndrome comments: 8
When a creator thinks out such a detailed theme/subtext, that they can't resist making it explicit.
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Submissive Housekeeper Offers Choices comments: 57
The Breadwinner arrives home and is immediately offered comfort, usually sexual.

sponsor: ShiroiHane edited by: crazysamaritan added: Thu, 29th Sep '11 5:26:41 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:43:24 PM

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Classy Cane comments: 63
A character shows how stylish, sophisticated, classy, or badass they are by carrying a cane around.
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sponsor: Woogstok added: Wed, 26th Mar '14 8:40:02 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:42:25 PM

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Generically Named Store comments: 38
A store whose name is what it sells
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sponsor: randomsurfer edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 1st Jan '12 2:42:26 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:40:22 PM

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Ear Scream (crowner up) comments: 41
Speaking too loud when you're close to someone else
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Part Replacement Paradox comments: 112
If a thing has all of its parts replaced, is it still the same thing anymore?
Description Needs Help Better Name Up For Grabs
sponsor: TARDIS2468 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 17th Jan '12 6:02:58 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:30:30 PM

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Buzz Job comments: 17
Technical Term: High-speed, low altitude pass.
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sponsor: Tallens added: Fri, 11th Apr '14 8:41:28 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:29:19 PM

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Complete The Quote Title comments: 16
The title is part of a famous quote, but the part not quoted is what describes the story.
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sponsor: kensu edited by: Paradisesnake added: Mon, 24th Feb '14 11:13:25 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 7:18:09 PM

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A Power off one's Chest comments: 12
Pulling stuff like weapons, souls from someone's chest.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave added: Wed, 9th Apr '14 7:21:27 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 6:14:14 PM

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Upside-Down Face comments: 19
Description Needs Help Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: CaveCat added: Fri, 7th Mar '14 10:12:07 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:53:46 PM

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Ghostly Gape comments: 8
Ghosts (and other supernatural entities) have large, black, hollow eyes and mouths

sponsor: ArsThaumaturgis added: Tue, 15th Apr '14 6:08:03 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:51:02 PM

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Mispronunciation Correction comments: 35
Someone says a name wrong, and is told how to pronounce it right.
Already have? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: Prfnoff added: Wed, 26th Jun '13 3:47:22 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:41:28 PM

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Neon Hotel Sign comments: 64
When the character looks out the window, they'll always see the hotel sign
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sponsor: NateTheGreat edited by: Quatic added: Thu, 19th Jan '12 10:27:01 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:40:39 PM

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Irrelevant Context Rubuttal comments: 35
A proposal is rejected with a non-argument
Description Needs Help Better Name
sponsor: MercenX added: Tue, 1st Apr '14 7:13:33 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:29:02 PM

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Phantom Limb Power comments: 10
Up For Grabs Tropeworthy? Already have? Needs Examples
sponsor: MULTIVAC added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 8:52:09 AM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 5:07:46 PM

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Unexpected familarity comments: 4
A group meets some VIP or big shot and unexpectedly one member of the group is familar with them.

sponsor: Lokil added: Sat, 19th Apr '14 12:13:11 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 4:59:25 PM

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Unique Gameplay Element comments: 24
An item, non-harmful NPC, or gameplay gimmick that shows up very rarely in a game, possibly only once.
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sponsor: TheMartianGeek1 edited by: technickal added: Thu, 13th Mar '14 9:23:12 PM last reply: Sat, 19th Apr '14 4:58:27 PM

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