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Magic is a Gift comments: 3
Magic is a skill, but not everyone can master it.

sponsor: Spindriver added: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:11:50 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:29:09 AM

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Informed Business Solvency comments: 11
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: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:26:50 AM

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Sliding Scale of Cooperation vs. Competition comments: 14
How much the players cooperate and compete in a game.

sponsor: Koveras added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 8:23:46 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:24:04 AM

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Rejection Ritual comments: 27
A formalized/ritualized way to cast out or exile someone
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sponsor: Willbyr added: Sun, 15th Jun '14 8:18:27 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:23:43 AM

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Neon Hotel Sign comments: 71
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: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:15:06 AM

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Cartoon Suction Cups comments: 23
All cartoon suction cups are red and stick to anything
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sponsor: NateTheGreat added: Fri, 25th Apr '14 4:08:23 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:14:48 AM

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Topiary Zoo comments: 17
Ornamental gardens with the bushes in the shapes of animals.

sponsor: NoirGrimoir added: Wed, 11th Jan '12 1:11:05 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:12:17 AM

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Wanted Dead Or Alive comments: 6
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: Wed, 20th Aug '14 6:11:13 AM

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Act Of True Love comments: 66
Something amazing that is done for the sake of the beloved

sponsor: TheHandle added: Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:56:58 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 5:57:17 AM

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Unique Member Of An Identical Group comments: 79
A notable member of an otherwise identical group has a distinguishing feature
Better Name Better Name
sponsor: Bisected8 added: Sun, 20th Jul '14 1:50:12 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:54:15 AM

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Technology Tropes comments: 8
Tropes about computers, robots, machines, etc.
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sponsor: PancticeSquadCutterback edited by: SeptimusHeap added: Sat, 15th Jun '13 8:01:04 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:20:10 AM

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Realistic, yet Boring Routine comments: 2
A character's routine life being briefly presented a few times, and then scarcely mentioned again.
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sponsor: thel0rd0fspace added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 1:09:09 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:17:32 AM

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Count Off comments: 89
3-4 beats of drumsticks or hi-hat cymbals before the music starts.
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sponsor: DAN004 added: Mon, 11th Nov '13 4:42:59 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 4:06:28 AM

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Enemy-Type Ally comments: 2
When you have a strong ally who is of the same kind or has the same powers as your distinctive enemy.

sponsor: RogerAegis added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:27:14 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 3:08:34 AM

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Balcony Scene (formerly Bellow from Below) comments: 14
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: Wed, 20th Aug '14 3:02:05 AM

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Dynastic Drama comments: 30
Matters of inheritance, marriage, alliances, rivalries, within a family/house.

sponsor: TheHandle added: Wed, 25th Jun '14 6:38:31 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 2:57:29 AM

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Asshole Apple comments: 16
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: Wed, 20th Aug '14 2:48:38 AM

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I Concede comments: 15
Someone willingly forfeits a competition or challenge because it isn't worth it somehow.
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sponsor: NoriMori added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 4:06:09 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 2:27:29 AM

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Trivia: Length Creep comments: 11
Instalments of a series get progressively lengthier as the story progresses
Needs Examples Already have? Better Name
sponsor: Blaster395 added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:20:52 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 2:22:01 AM

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Insane Bro Code comments: 4
When one or more Confirmed Bachelors have exaggerated expectations of their friends.
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sponsor: bejjinks edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 3:28:10 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 2:09:16 AM

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Casual Littering comments: 4
Characters casually discard non-required items without thought for the consequences.

sponsor: Atreides edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 6:46:58 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 1:55:30 AM

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Exotic Opening Player Criterion comments: 9
When who goes first in a tabletop game is determined by unusual means.
Better Name Tropeworthy? Better Name
sponsor: Koveras added: Mon, 18th Aug '14 4:55:21 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 1:55:21 AM

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Eye My Dot (better name) comments: 4
A character's eyes are replaced with dots to show surprise or shock.
Better Name
sponsor: Mr.Movie added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 6:55:40 PM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 1:52:49 AM

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Tripping balls comments: 16
A drunk character having a hard time walking without falling every 5 seconds.
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sponsor: Wiseman10 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 5:54:34 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 1:51:21 AM

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Charge of Failure comments: 5
A reckless charge that often indicated who is supposed to lose in a fight

sponsor: sageoftruth edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 11:31:42 AM last reply: Wed, 20th Aug '14 1:14:00 AM

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Multiplayer-Only Item comments: 19
It either only appears in multiplayer, or is useless in singleplayer.
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sponsor: ZuTheSkunk added: Thu, 7th Aug '14 9:28:17 AM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 11:51:53 PM

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Film Torture comments: 28
Torture by forcing someone to watch a movie.
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sponsor: HellKillUsAll edited by: MetaFour added: Wed, 6th Aug '14 1:24:06 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:45:27 PM

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Sword and Shield comments: 38
The WeaponOfChoice for knights and knightly warriors.
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sponsor: DragonRanger added: Sun, 3rd Aug '14 1:56:57 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:29:30 PM

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Stupid ball Handler (Needs a better title) comments: 6
Character that, makes all the other characters incompetent/stupid in his/her presence so the author can make him/her shine.

sponsor: Rboaventura added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 5:04:05 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:28:11 PM

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AlternateCostume comments: 6
When VideoGame characters defy LimitedWardrobe in one work
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sponsor: acrobox added: Tue, 19th Aug '14 12:47:37 AM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:23:27 PM

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Unfamiliar With The Concept comments: 10
Someone is not familiar with a common part of life.

sponsor: HellKillUsAll edited by: eroock added: Mon, 18th Aug '14 7:07:30 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:21:29 PM

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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: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:18:49 PM

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City Destruction Threat comments: 45
A villain coerces the hero by threatening to wipe out an entire city.
Already have? Better Name Needs Examples
sponsor: dalek955 added: Sun, 15th Sep '13 9:11:52 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:05:06 PM

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Solitude Is Good comments: 12
Solitude is seen as a positive thing.
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sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Sat, 11th Jan '14 5:21:21 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:02:29 PM

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Doppelganger Denial comments: 24
Two or more people look identical or very similar, but someone doesn't see the resemblance.
Up For Grabs
sponsor: StevenT added: Thu, 17th May '12 10:32:08 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 10:02:28 PM

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Deteriorates Into Gibberish comments: 42
A character's speech becomes increasingly incomprehensible.

sponsor: neoYTPism edited by: StrixObscuro added: Fri, 4th Mar '11 8:44:44 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:55:08 PM

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Hoaxes Frauds and Pranks comments: 10
A hoax is an intent to deceive, a fraud is an attempt to gain advantage through deception.

sponsor: crazysamaritan added: Fri, 25th Jul '14 11:21:39 AM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:54:36 PM

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Linguistics Major Art comments: 2
When you don't have the drawing skills to create an image, use words!

sponsor: CatAna added: Sun, 17th Aug '14 8:54:02 AM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:45:58 PM

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Embarrassing Username comments: 7
Needs Examples
sponsor: KZN02 added: Sat, 9th Aug '14 4:15:20 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:36:05 PM

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Unspecified Apocalypse comments: 51
What caused the end is never discussed, or at best, only lightly discussed or hinted at.

sponsor: ayjazz added: Mon, 28th Jul '14 6:39:29 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 9:09:35 PM

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Creator Siblings comments: 32
Index for Real Life Relatives who work together as production teams

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Mon, 19th May '14 2:51:07 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 6:52:47 PM

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Puddle Crossing By Coat comments: 34
A character lays his coat, cloak or jacket over a puddle in order to let another character cross over it.

sponsor: Patachou edited by: eroock added: Fri, 3rd Jan '14 12:04:17 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 6:37:22 PM

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Trickery Tropes comments: 16
Tropes about deceiving and manipulation.

sponsor: peccantis added: Fri, 22nd Jul '11 3:25:24 AM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 5:22:37 PM

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Pig Nose Pose comments: 22
Where a character will either push, pull, tape, or rube (against glass) up their nose shaping it like a pig's nose.
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sponsor: CPitt added: Tue, 25th Mar '14 9:34:30 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 5:05:26 PM

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Ambiguously Adopted comments: 4
You see someone in a family, and for some reason they don't fit

sponsor: Hodor! added: Sun, 10th Aug '14 2:37:07 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 4:48:57 PM

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Compromising News Broadcast comments: 90
A news station unknowingly gives out compromising information. Title crowner
Needs Examples
sponsor: frosty edited by: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Sat, 7th Dec '13 12:40:03 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 4:08:07 PM

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Crush Filter comments: 21
Romanticized mental filter overlays a besotted's view of their crush.
Already have? Needs Examples
sponsor: Skylite added: Thu, 14th Aug '14 3:47:55 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 2:44:43 PM

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Escaped From The Lab comments: 126
A character who has escaped from a laboratory as an important part of their (back)story.
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sponsor: namasrates edited by: Redaka added: Thu, 24th Nov '11 3:55:29 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 2:00:27 PM

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Torment by Annoyance comments: 14
Using annoyance to torment or torture someone.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Willbyr added: Thu, 17th Jul '14 6:58:32 AM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 12:31:31 PM

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Memorial Character comments: 33
A character created to honor someone who died.

sponsor: Elbruno added: Wed, 23rd Jul '14 10:44:11 PM last reply: Tue, 19th Aug '14 12:29:51 PM

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