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Linear Gameplay Justified As Manipulation comments: 1
The Rail Roading is justified in-Universe because the main character's path is being laid by outside forces.

sponsor: TheHandle added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 5:01:52 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 5:11:13 PM

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Sparks Of Love (Formerly Electric Love) comments: 18
A trope in which a character feels electricity upon touching a love interest or crush.

sponsor: Lakija edited by: technickal added: Mon, 14th Apr '14 9:58:31 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 5:02:50 PM

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Transservice comments: 26
Exploitation of a transgender (or androgynous) character.
Motion To Discard
sponsor: KingZeal edited by: technickal added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 7:00:07 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 4:56:55 PM

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No intersex friendships comments: 3
Within a work, men and women are never JustFriends

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Projectile Kiss comments: 27
Character creates a lip or heart shape that flies off at a target
Description Needs Help Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Description Needs Help Description Needs Help
sponsor: KZN02 edited by: Alucard added: Tue, 25th Feb '14 7:57:56 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 4:16:05 PM

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Psycho Mind Trick comments: 6
A Twist ending in which protagonist is revealed to be a Psychopath

sponsor: atlantalex added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:51:49 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 4:13:01 PM

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Behold Galvatron comments: 22
A dying deal with the devil for life and an upgrade.
Better Name
sponsor: phantom000 edited by: IndirectActiveTransport added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 9:25:17 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 3:53:15 PM

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Transformation Horror(Trope Repair Shop) comments: 7
transformation/mutation played for BodyHorror
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: Scorpion451 edited by: technickal added: Tue, 15th Apr '14 11:41:34 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 3:51:11 PM

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Parental Love Song comments: 87
A song that deals focuses on the relationship between a parent and a child.
Description Needs Help Better Name
sponsor: SuperTroper edited by: technickal added: Tue, 10th Dec '13 1:59:29 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 3:44:19 PM

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Hope Spring (Hats) comments: 17
A positive character audiences can latch onto in an otherwise very bleak setting
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples
sponsor: Katsuhagi added: Tue, 15th Apr '14 5:28:03 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 3:24:32 PM

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Soulless Slave Trader comments: 44
Slave traders are pure evil
Up For Grabs
sponsor: AmbarSonofDeshar edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 24th May '12 5:11:10 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 3:19:41 PM

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Tomboyish Duumvirate comments: 22
Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: Blessranger added: Sat, 5th Apr '14 4:48:29 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 3:06:17 PM

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Disqualification-Induced Second Chance comments: 35
Character loses, but someone else gets disqualified, allowing them to advance anyway.
Needs Examples Up For Grabs
sponsor: ZuTheSkunk added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 3:44:32 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 2:44:24 PM

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Assigned To Rear Echelon comments: 22
A character is assigned to do safe work in a war or disaster, and hates it

sponsor: Goldfritha edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 13th Apr '14 11:45:49 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 2:39:09 PM

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Inconsistent Sexuality comments: 3
This character has a sexuality, but that really doesn't influence their sexual choices.

sponsor: lakingsif added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:43:58 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 2:24:07 PM

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Complete The Quote Title comments: 14
The title is part of a famous quote, but the part not quoted is what describes the story.
Description Needs Help Needs Examples
sponsor: kensu edited by: Paradisesnake added: Mon, 24th Feb '14 11:13:25 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 2:16:12 PM

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The Pokemon Problem comments: 22
The premise of a setting relies on suspension of morality.
Motion To Discard Better Name
sponsor: LordQwert edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 17th Apr '14 5:30:03 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 2:15:33 PM

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Informed Sexuality comments: 26
A character is of a particular sexuality, but is never seen doing anything demonstrating that
Needs Examples Motion To Discard Description Needs Help Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: Folamh3 added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:01:59 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 2:08:44 PM

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Service Style comments: 0
Characters with no military/service background who wear a uniform, or uniform accessories.

sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 1:55:15 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 1:55:15 PM

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Steed Chooses the Master (Working Title) comments: 22
A horse or other rideable creature which can only be tamed and ridden by the one it chooses.

sponsor: ShiningwingX edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 17th Apr '14 11:04:12 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 1:08:41 PM

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Bleak Border Base comments: 35
Lonely Frontier Outpost

sponsor: jatay3 edited by: StarSword added: Thu, 13th Feb '14 7:42:38 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 1:03:08 PM

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The Mona Lisa Does Not Work That Way comments: 33
The Mona Lisa is rarely portrayed in popular media the way it actually looks.
Better Name
sponsor: Flah added: Fri, 2nd Dec '11 10:43:26 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:16:23 PM

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Cooked To Death comments: 46
Kitchen oven (or equivalent) as DeathTrap.

sponsor: SonicLover edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 31st Aug '12 1:38:50 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:07:19 PM

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Sweeping then Rewinding comments: 0
Binoculars and Routine

sponsor: Redcrit added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:00:39 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:01:39 PM

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Classical Music is Boring comments: 36
Needs Examples Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: JimCambias edited by: Lawman592 added: Mon, 30th Jan '12 5:39:34 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 11:59:01 AM

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Antagonizing Antagonists comments: 5
They are against the protagonist as much as they are against each other

sponsor: Elbruno added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 6:02:10 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 11:46:25 AM

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Three-Legged Crow comments: 9
Three-legged crows found in various mythologies.

sponsor: Catbert added: Thu, 17th Apr '14 5:13:14 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 11:43:43 AM

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Tengu comments: 18
Legendary crow-like monsters from Japanese Mythology

sponsor: Catbert added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 12:35:33 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 11:32:10 AM

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Ballet Singing comments: 7
In some ballets, a musical number is sung.

sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Mon, 19th Aug '13 10:04:26 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 11:17:02 AM

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Internet Reaction Sequence comments: 2
The simulated reactions of characters on the internet are shown over a scene.
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples
sponsor: BlackHumor added: Wed, 16th Apr '14 10:25:08 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 10:42:12 AM

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Upside-Down Face comments: 14
Description Needs Help Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: CaveCat added: Fri, 7th Mar '14 10:12:07 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 10:02:28 AM

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Two Freaks Two Screams comments: 10
When two strange characters meet each other face to face and both scream.

sponsor: FantasyLiver edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 17th Apr '14 6:21:44 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:54:24 AM

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Ghostly Gape comments: 4
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: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:50:48 AM

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Sewer Tropes comments: 7
An index of tropes dealing with sewers.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: CaveCat added: Wed, 9th Apr '14 3:24:49 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:42:35 AM

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Map Mockery comments: 20
Using a fake map to lead another character on a wild goose chase, or lead them back to where they started from.
Needs Examples
sponsor: CaveCat added: Sat, 29th Mar '14 5:36:44 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:42:22 AM

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Noun The Epithet comments: 62
Already have? Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: CaveCat added: Fri, 14th Mar '14 7:37:46 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:42:07 AM

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Recognition Tropes comments: 18
Tropes about recognizing
Needs Examples
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Window Soaping comments: 12
Soaping the windows of a car or a house as a prank.
Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: CaveCat added: Wed, 5th Mar '14 9:31:22 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:41:16 AM

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Mock Surprise Reaction comments: 22
A character pretends to be surprised at the sight of another character or object.
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: CaveCat added: Wed, 8th Jan '14 12:24:51 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:40:52 AM

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Clock Wipe comments: 23
The screen is wiped in a similar matter as that of a clock face to indicate that time has passed.
Needs Examples Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
sponsor: CaveCat added: Sun, 1st Dec '13 5:46:19 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:40:29 AM

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Headlock Of Dominance (Hats) comments: 48
Showing that someone is being dominated by putting them in a headlock
Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Tropeworthy? Better Name Tropeworthy?
sponsor: CaveCat added: Sat, 12th Oct '13 10:09:57 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:40:08 AM

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Sweatpant Elves comments: 53
Fantastic character has a very unstereotypic accent/demeanor

sponsor: Earnest edited by: CaveCat added: Thu, 2nd Jun '11 6:44:09 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:37:19 AM

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Unavailable Lady comments: 35
An attractive high class woman in who repeatedly refuses suitors

sponsor: lexicon added: Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:29:31 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 9:31:12 AM

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Permanent Placeholder comments: 46
Sometimes something that was intended as a placeholder ends up being the permanent fixture.

sponsor: fluffy edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 9th Feb '14 12:47:53 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 8:28:52 AM

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Resistance As Planned comments: 17
The system has incorporated rebellion in a controlled manner to keep itself running.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Buraindo edited by: buraindo added: Sun, 23rd Feb '14 8:14:34 AM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 8:26:58 AM

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Buzz Job comments: 17
Technical Term: High-speed, low altitude pass.
Already have? Better Name
sponsor: Tallens added: Fri, 11th Apr '14 8:41:28 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 8:16:30 AM

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Megalithic Monument comments: 11
A structure built with giant stones.
Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: Tallens added: Sun, 23rd Feb '14 3:46:05 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 8:14:53 AM

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Rehearsal Only Number comments: 18
If we see the rehearsal of a song or scene, we rarely see the finished product.

sponsor: randomsurfer added: Fri, 20th Jan '12 11:42:37 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 7:38:37 AM

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Recruit The Muggles comments: 12
A large group of ordinary citizens fight alongside the superhero or authority figure of the series.

sponsor: LEDbullet edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 27th Feb '13 5:53:14 PM last reply: Fri, 18th Apr '14 7:31:41 AM

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Missing Adventurer Dad comments: 20
Dad is away adventuring

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