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Contrasting Parent and Child comments: 3
When a parent and child have traits that contrast one another.

sponsor: Elfkaiser added: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:21:17 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:29:30 PM

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Riddled With Holes comments: 27
Character is shot with traditional firearms far more than necessary.
Needs Examples Motion To Discard Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Tropeworthy?
sponsor: TheOrbOfConfusion added: Thu, 24th Jul '14 8:14:05 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:28:56 PM

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Heart Beats Out Of Chest comments: 51
A character's heart bulges out their chest when they're in love.
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sponsor: Twentington edited by: oneuglybunny added: Sun, 19th Feb '12 6:19:54 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:28:08 PM

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Investigation Web comments: 1
A visual diagram of a group of people being investigated or surveilled

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Blackmail Backfire comments: 15

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Scantron Picture comments: 6
A character colors the dots on an optical answer sheet to form a picture
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sponsor: SpiderRider3 added: Thu, 24th Jul '14 3:23:31 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:24:47 PM

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A Flash Killed For Every Crisis comments: 45
A character always dies in a adaption, but doesn't die the same way.
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sponsor: Sorastitch edited by: MorningStar1337 added: Wed, 20th Mar '13 3:28:39 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:24:42 PM

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Worse In The Full Extent comments: 16
Something that doesn't seem so bad is made worse when the character points out a fact
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sponsor: TotalDramaRox97 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 1st Jul '14 8:45:35 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:23:32 PM

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Object Symbolism comments: 7
Even mundane objects are meaningful
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sponsor: bulmabriefs144 added: Thu, 26th Jun '14 5:29:24 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:22:25 PM

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Monsters Mutilate Cattle comments: 27
Mutilated or missing cattle hints at a creature stalking the countryside
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sponsor: Chernoskill added: Fri, 13th Sep '13 9:11:03 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:21:52 PM

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Physical Steganography comments: 43
Describes a lost will/deed/key/etc. crucial to the plot that is hidden inside an object of art.
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sponsor: Dark_Awesome added: Sat, 19th Jul '14 2:29:47 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:11:33 PM

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That One Annoying Nickname comments: 77
A character hates being called by a certain nickname.
Needs Examples Needs Examples Motion To Discard Already have?
sponsor: KantonKage added: Fri, 14th Feb '14 10:02:05 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:11:29 PM

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Success is Dumb comments: 3
If they have never succeeded, they'll try and put you down to keep you from doing so.
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sponsor: HudsonHawk added: Sun, 27th Jul '14 8:38:30 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:04:50 PM

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Can Smell Fear comments: 38
Someone opposing the Hero may attempted to psyche him or her out by stating they smell their fear.

sponsor: Gears44 edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 5th May '12 6:00:26 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 10:01:35 PM

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Desperate Object Catch comments: 28
A plot-crucial object falls or is thrown and a character must catch it or all is lost

sponsor: SharleeD edited by: oneuglybunny added: Sun, 13th Apr '14 10:53:17 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 9:20:19 PM

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Bandit Clan (hats?) comments: 41
A rural crime family that lives by banditry
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sponsor: Dalillama added: Wed, 1st Jan '14 1:16:42 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 8:08:04 PM

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Adaptation Age Change comments: 41
A character's age is changed in an adaptation
Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
sponsor: blueranger edited by: acrobox added: Mon, 3rd Dec '12 1:49:55 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 8:06:29 PM

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Karmic Extreme comments: 7
Well... That was a bit harsh.

sponsor: Imoo57 added: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:39:52 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 8:04:20 PM

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Numbers Stations comments: 17
Radio stations broadcasting cryptic sequences for covert communication.
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sponsor: Treblain edited by: SpiderRider3 added: Mon, 30th Apr '12 9:40:18 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 8:00:09 PM

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Valet Parking Gone Wrong (ex-Valet Crashing) comments: 25
The dangers of handing your keys to a valet.

sponsor: GuyIncog edited by: TomWalpertac2 added: Sat, 28th Jun '14 7:33:50 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:46:39 PM

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Brown's Pine Ridge Stories comments: 1
An anthology of autobiographical short stories by Gary Brown

sponsor: JesseMB27 added: Fri, 25th Jul '14 8:06:34 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:38:22 PM

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Hates Politics (needs examples) comments: 16
This character doesn't give a damn about anything to do with politics

sponsor: JesseMB27 added: Thu, 26th Jun '14 8:43:13 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:29:53 PM

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Tutu Fancy comments: 27
Ballet costumes in fiction have a tendency to be impractical in actual ballet.
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sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Mon, 30th Dec '13 9:22:13 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:21:48 PM

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Pass The Test And Die comments: 36
A test turns out to be selecting people to be killed or enslaved
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sponsor: LondonKdS added: Mon, 23rd Sep '13 7:23:39 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:21:44 PM

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Salem Is Witch Country comments: 24
Remember the Salem Witch Trials? There may have been something there.

sponsor: JustinCognito edited by: Arivne added: Fri, 6th Sep '13 9:44:50 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:19:07 PM

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SelfDemonstrating/BunnyTsukino comments: 18
The first in a series of Sailor Moon-related articles told from the POV of a specific character.
Needs Examples Motion To Discard Description Needs Help Motion To Discard
sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Sat, 28th Jun '14 4:19:46 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:12:56 PM

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Social Media Before Reason (hats?) comments: 62
Characters post to social media about a conflict they are facing rather than acting on it.
Description Needs Help Better Name Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help
sponsor: Thatguyyouknow51 added: Sun, 22nd Jun '14 10:09:40 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:06:01 PM

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Pretend To Be Brainwashed comments: 36

sponsor: KZN02 edited by: MysteriousMrX added: Fri, 11th Jul '14 11:22:49 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:55:39 PM

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Uhhhhhhhhhh... comments: 11
An OverlyLongGag involving someone saying 'uhhhhhhhhhhhh...' for a really long time.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Cherryjuice added: Sun, 27th Jul '14 7:24:55 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:52:20 PM

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Incident of Way Back When comments: 19
A memorable and usually unfortunate incident receives a title that includes the year it happened.

sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Fri, 9th May '14 10:56:21 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:38:04 PM

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Worse Than The First comments: 1
An idea or statement given sounds bad or stupid so a character tries another one which the responder thinks is worse

sponsor: TotalDramaRox97 added: Sun, 27th Jul '14 3:02:35 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:34:56 PM

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Clairvoyance comments: 24
The ability to gain information through supernatural means beyond the known senses.

sponsor: Discar added: Tue, 15th Jul '14 7:54:11 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:34:13 PM

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Forgery comments: 10
A copy of an item is passed off as the original.

sponsor: crazysamaritan added: Fri, 25th Jul '14 11:14:15 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:33:32 PM

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Cosmic Superhero comments: 13
A superhero InSpace

sponsor: AP added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 8:21:40 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:31:13 PM

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Na´ve Animal Lover comments: 34
A Horrible Judge Of Character when it comes to animals

sponsor: rt2012 added: Wed, 23rd Jul '14 11:44:28 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:30:55 PM

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Armor Piercing Answer comments: 29
Don't ask the question if you're not ready for the answer

sponsor: KJMackley added: Fri, 11th Jul '14 5:01:07 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:30:01 PM

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Inverse Question comments: 1
Someone asks someone a question and the response is just them asking the opposite question

sponsor: TotalDramaRox97 added: Sun, 27th Jul '14 1:03:28 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:28:55 PM

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Cats Love Allergies comments: 3
any animal that loves those they annoy
Needs Examples
sponsor: bejjinks added: Thu, 24th Jul '14 2:11:18 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:27:32 PM

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SpottingTheContradiction comments: 7
Better Name
sponsor: Laukku added: Sun, 2nd Oct '11 12:27:36 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:15:34 PM

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Third Party Parental Advice comments: 15
Some homedown advice handed out usually after it's useful
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sponsor: gordiniroy added: Fri, 25th Jul '14 11:14:36 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 6:03:19 PM

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Accidental Tickle Torture comments: 1
Tickle Torture that is enitrely coincidental
Needs Examples
sponsor: MysteriousMrX added: Sat, 26th Jul '14 7:47:07 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 5:58:38 PM

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Memorial Character comments: 14
A character created to honor a deceased.

sponsor: Elbruno added: Wed, 23rd Jul '14 10:44:11 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 5:57:27 PM

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Empty Beginning comments: 5
When a lack of visual cues foreshadows the story to come

sponsor: bejjinks edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 8:53:31 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 5:45:16 PM

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Picking A Scapegoat comments: 38
Lying to people in order to make an innocent a suspect of a crime.
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sponsor: crazysamaritan added: Wed, 27th Nov '13 10:15:45 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 5:30:41 PM

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Lying Lie Detector comments: 21
People who can tell when other people are lying have a high potential for deceit and betrayal.

sponsor: RaustBD added: Sat, 26th Jul '14 4:27:16 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 4:56:07 PM

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Kite Riding comments: 37
Flying by riding a giant kite.
Needs Examples Already have? Description Needs Help
sponsor: Indalecio added: Mon, 23rd Jun '14 11:56:18 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 4:52:52 PM

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Jeweler's Eye Loupe comments: 6
Someone is wearing an eye loupe to show they're greedy, prepared, an expert, or simply for a quick gag.
Needs Examples
sponsor: StFan added: Sat, 19th Jul '14 2:34:59 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 4:02:01 PM

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Election Day Episode comments: 3
When an election is the focus of the episode
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sponsor: JesseMB27 added: Tue, 22nd Jul '14 11:11:51 AM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 2:18:57 PM

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Smashed Eggs Hatching comments: 36
When smashing an egg leads to the creature inside emerging healthy and often ready for battle.
Up For Grabs Needs Examples Description Needs Help Better Name Already have?
sponsor: Jokubas edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 8th Jul '13 6:42:39 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 1:40:02 PM

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Prehistoric Age of Superheroes comments: 36
The time of superheroes from before the Golden Age Of Comic Books
Better Name
sponsor: Gamingboy1 edited by: m8e added: Sat, 11th Feb '12 1:49:09 PM last reply: Sun, 27th Jul '14 1:13:16 PM

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