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Strength Beyond Your Comprehension comments: 17
Bob is so much stronger than Alice that Alice can't even sense his power.
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sponsor: Pastykake added: Mon, 7th Jul '14 4:34:48 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 2:30:24 PM

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Unskilled Foreign Language comments: 0
The language used isn't out of place, the actor just isn't very good at it.

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Act Of True Love comments: 73
Something amazing that is done for the sake of the beloved

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Spell Crafting comments: 29
When a setting lets you make up or cobble together spells or powers.
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sponsor: Kn9 edited by: hbi2k added: Wed, 11th May '11 12:54:14 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 2:03:51 PM

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Escapism is bad comments: 4
Reality is always preferable to escapism, however badly life may suck.
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sponsor: alaman added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:01:01 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 2:00:06 PM

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Old Money comments: 35
Families which have been wealthy for several generations.
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sponsor: DragonQuestZ edited by: hbi2k added: Tue, 13th Aug '13 12:34:13 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:48:40 PM

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Videogame Item Drop Mechanic comments: 50
Enemies (in)explicably drop items the moment they die.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: Pastykake added: Wed, 23rd Apr '14 7:31:58 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:46:39 PM

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Horns of Villainy comments: 48
Using horns as a sign of malevolence
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sponsor: Willbyr added: Tue, 22nd Jul '14 10:30:15 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:43:32 PM

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No Accounting For Mass comments: 6
A poison administered to several people simultaneously is equally effective, regardless of body mass

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Faster Than They Look comments: 18
Looks strong and slow, but really isn't slow. (Revamping and starting anew)
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Unique Member Of An Identical Group comments: 81
A notable member of an otherwise identical group has a distinguishing feature
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sponsor: Bisected8 added: Sun, 20th Jul '14 1:50:12 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:36:25 PM

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Death Jingle comments: 5
A short musical piece that plays when a player's character dies in a video game
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sponsor: Stealth added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:44:23 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:28:19 PM

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Balcony Scene comments: 25
Calling up to your desired paramour's bedroom balcony window
Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Better Name
sponsor: theGreat added: Fri, 1st Aug '14 9:15:05 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:12:06 PM

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Artifact Alias comments: 68
When a character who is introduced under an alias continues using it after their real name is known.
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sponsor: hbi2k added: Mon, 28th Oct '13 11:11:14 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:02:44 PM

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Puddle Covering Chivalry comments: 42
A character lays his coat, cloak or jacket over a puddle in order to let another character cross over it.

sponsor: Patachou edited by: DracMonster added: Fri, 3rd Jan '14 12:04:17 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:58:38 AM

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Mutually Indecisive comments: 20
When two or more people are stymied in a decision because no one is willing to assume responsibility for making it.
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sponsor: hbi2k added: Mon, 12th May '14 9:58:46 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:48:35 AM

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Unwillingly Girly Tomboy comments: 68
A tomboyish character has to dress as a girly girl, and hates it.
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sponsor: mystery edited by: Synchronicity added: Sat, 13th Jul '13 6:58:24 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:45:39 AM

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Magic is a Gift that Needs Training comments: 17
Magic is a skill, but not everyone can master it.

sponsor: Spindriver added: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:11:50 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:40:15 AM

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Hug-Handshake Confusion comments: 12
Two characters are meeting and misjudge the correct greeting gesture to use

sponsor: Folamh3 added: Wed, 13th Aug '14 2:15:44 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:39:17 AM

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Adaptation Origin Connection comments: 26
An adaptation ties the villain to the hero's origin.

sponsor: Larkmarn edited by: hbi2k added: Mon, 16th Jun '14 7:30:21 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:38:19 AM

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Speedy Snail comments: 23
A normally slow animal is characterized as a speed demon.

sponsor: PDL edited by: eroock added: Sun, 14th Jul '13 7:45:32 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:31:37 AM

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Informed Business Solvency comments: 21
Where a business in fiction is shown to not be super successful, but never seems to go under

sponsor: ayjazz edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 18th Aug '14 11:01:10 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 11:30:48 AM

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Community-Threatening Construction comments: 30
Construction of a new megastructure threatens a small community
Motion To Discard
sponsor: hgman3 edited by: DAN004 added: Fri, 22nd Apr '11 5:34:21 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 10:09:16 AM

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Revenge Damage Attack comments: 21
A character takes damage to power up.
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sponsor: Discar added: Mon, 18th Aug '14 8:11:10 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 9:30:25 AM

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Ambiguously Adopted comments: 5
You see someone in a family, and for some reason they don't fit

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Sliding Scale of Cooperation vs. Competition comments: 28
How much the players cooperate and compete in a game.

sponsor: Koveras added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 8:23:46 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:55:58 AM

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Proto Superhero comments: 96
Superheroes from before the Golden Age Of Comic Books
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sponsor: Gamingboy1 edited by: m8e added: Sat, 11th Feb '12 1:49:09 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:54:42 AM

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Production Hop [Trivia] comments: 0
When a series goes through multiple production companies.

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:30:40 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:31:26 AM

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Survived By Its Soundtrack comments: 40
When music from a work becomes much more well known than the work itself
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sponsor: patches365 added: Mon, 11th Aug '14 4:00:36 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:22:59 AM

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Do Not Post Just The Trope Name comments: 48
Don't comment on a YKTTW with just a trope name, say why it is the same or should be looked at
Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: Westrim added: Sat, 4th Jun '11 10:59:39 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 8:20:50 AM

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Non-Protagonist Resolver comments: 67
The Protagonist does not get to resolve the conflict... Mr. Sidelines does.
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sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Wed, 9th Apr '14 5:53:32 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 7:57:02 AM

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Different For The Finale comments: 8
Where something reoccurring about the show (e.g. Running Gags, or Catchphases) is done differently in the Season Finale or the Final Episode.

sponsor: MJNSEIFER added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 4:27:37 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 7:54:55 AM

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Slogan Shout Out comments: 27
Character dialogue uses a particularly recognizable advertising slogan.
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sponsor: Westrim added: Thu, 29th Sep '11 4:44:56 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 7:49:40 AM

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Machiavelli Was Right. comments: 2
Machiavelli Was Right and Rousseau Was Wrong
Description Needs Help Motion To Discard
sponsor: klas.wullt added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 5:37:55 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 7:48:32 AM

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Character Projection comments: 26
A character projects their own character traits/emotions/desires on to another character .
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Needs Examples
sponsor: LordLaharlsVassal added: Thu, 15th May '14 3:15:19 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 7:47:49 AM

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Asshole Apple comments: 21
Take a bite, discard, bask everyone in your jerkassery.
Motion To Discard
sponsor: peccantis edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 15th Aug '14 3:19:36 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 7:41:58 AM

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Single File Threats and Friends comments: 18
Enemies and allies come one at a time, never doubling up or overlapping.

sponsor: Westrim added: Thu, 21st Apr '11 3:37:09 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 6:55:39 AM

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Child Of Both Worlds comments: 21
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: Thu, 21st Aug '14 6:42:13 AM

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Fake Co-operativeness comments: 14
Where, thanks to an oversight on a gameplay mechanic, playing together is harder than playing alone.
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sponsor: TokoWH added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:28:11 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 5:51:19 AM

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If vs How Tension comments: 18
Does the drama come from whether the conflict is resolved or how the conflict is resolved?

sponsor: Westrim added: Thu, 15th Mar '12 11:39:38 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 4:33:59 AM

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Sympathetic Sentient Weapon comments: 54
Someone being turned into a killing machine is depressing.
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sponsor: Floria edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 28th Apr '14 10:29:28 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 3:32:30 AM

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Fake Phlebotinum comments: 2
There is something so useful or important, that someone tries to make an artifical version of it, usually with hilarious results
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Up For Grabs Already have? Better Name
sponsor: sotesf added: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:38:50 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 3:12:41 AM

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Bastard Angst (formerly LiteralBastard) comments: 29
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: Thu, 21st Aug '14 2:53:21 AM

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Wanted Dead Or Alive comments: 10
A character on the run from the law who gets killed.
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sponsor: Wiseman10 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 2:07:46 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 2:04:18 AM

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Gameplay Mashup Sequel comments: 30
Play the next game, now with 100% more RPG/Strategy/whatever elements it didn't have before.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave edited by: DAN004 added: Thu, 22nd May '14 12:41:38 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:55:11 AM

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Bored To Sleep comments: 82
A speaker is so boring that people around them can't stay awake.
Better Name Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Up For Grabs
sponsor: aerojockey added: Sun, 28th Aug '11 11:31:50 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:39:33 AM

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Bed Full of Women comments: 29
Visual Indicator that a man has power, both in person and in the sack.

sponsor: Westrim added: Fri, 20th Jun '14 1:20:53 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:09:33 AM

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Morality Fatality comments: 45
An attack powered by the opponent's moral standing.

sponsor: BaffleBlend added: Wed, 21st May '14 11:28:17 AM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 1:00:49 AM

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Sword And Shield comments: 38
The WeaponOfChoice for knights and knightly warriors.
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sponsor: DragonRanger edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 3rd Aug '14 1:56:57 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:54:56 AM

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Unveiling Question comments: 30
There shouldn't be enough information on the subject to ask a question
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sponsor: Westrim added: Tue, 7th Sep '10 1:46:15 PM last reply: Thu, 21st Aug '14 12:14:44 AM

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