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Crisis Makes Perfect comments: 69
If a character is seen failing at a skill to begin with, the climax is going to depend on them getting it right.
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sponsor: PaulA added: Sun, 12th May '13 8:31:46 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 10:13:33 PM

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Callous Demonstration Of Power comments: 32
A character commits evil acts, not for fun, and not out of cruelty, but simply to make a point about how powerful they are.

sponsor: MarkThis edited by: sgtpendulum added: Wed, 30th May '12 3:28:11 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 10:01:48 PM

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The Mary Jane Watson comments: 13
The Inverse Of The Creator's Pet.
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LetsPlay/ChrisSmoove comments: 5
YouTube gaming personality most famous for his use of autotunes

sponsor: nightelf37 added: Mon, 7th Jul '14 3:44:36 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:44:18 PM

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Horns of Villainy comments: 31
Using horns as a sign of malevolence
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Memorial Character comments: 18
A character created to honor a deceased.

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I Will Take Responsibility comments: 29
Offering to take responsibility implies pregnancy and marriage.
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sponsor: Discar added: Wed, 16th Jul '14 11:20:17 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:36:55 PM

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Smashed Eggs Hatching comments: 45
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: Fighteer added: Mon, 8th Jul '13 6:42:39 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:36:04 PM

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Desperate Object Catch comments: 35
A plot-crucial object falls or is thrown and a character must catch it or all is lost

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The Moon Is Always Full comments: 14
Whenever the moon is depicted, it will almost always be full.

sponsor: Bagpiper added: Sat, 21st Jul '12 7:01:50 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:33:45 PM

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Hates Politics (needs examples) comments: 17
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: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:17:11 PM

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Beware The Vigilante Man comments: 33
Vigilantism has a mostly negative effect on the world.

sponsor: Generations91 edited by: Arivne added: Sat, 8th Feb '14 4:19:19 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:15:50 PM

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Unspecified Apocalypse comments: 19
What caused the end is never discussed, or at best, only lightly discussed or hinted at.

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Election Day Episode comments: 16
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: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:09:25 PM

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Artifact Alias comments: 60
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: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:06:19 PM

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Self-Punishment Over Failure comments: 27
When a Mook decides to punish himself for failing his master's orders.
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sponsor: JDogindy edited by: jormis29 added: Sat, 4th Jan '14 7:41:45 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:03:20 PM

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Multiple Choice Death comments: 53
A character always dies in a adaption, but doesn't die the same way. (A Flash For Every Crisis)
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sponsor: Sorastitch edited by: MorningStar1337 added: Wed, 20th Mar '13 3:28:39 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:01:52 PM

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Humanity dies with The Earth comments: 25
When Earth goes boom, Humanity is doomed and scatered in small numbers. Colonies? Whats that?
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sponsor: Lihkan edited by: StrixObscuro added: Mon, 1st Apr '13 12:56:20 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 9:01:03 PM

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Sin Is In comments: 33
Waxing lyrical about unhealthy or antisocial activities

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Adopted To The House comments: 54
A character lets a poor fellow live in his home.
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sponsor: HellKillUsAll edited by: StrixObscuro added: Sat, 15th Mar '14 12:01:29 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:56:19 PM

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Informed Niceness comments: 33
Others say that the character is nice, although he really isn't.
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sponsor: 313Bluestreak added: Mon, 14th Oct '13 11:53:59 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:53:09 PM

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Double Standard: Judging by the Cover comments: 11
Women are expected to judge men by their character instead of ‘superficial’ features while men are allowed if not expected to do the opposite.
Motion To Discard
sponsor: SvartiKotturinn added: Mon, 28th Jul '14 7:11:42 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:50:57 PM

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Trivial Tragedy comments: 43
Something mundane or silly happens and is treated like a tear jerker
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sponsor: CanzetTheCoyote edited by: StrixObscuro added: Sat, 6th Aug '11 10:15:12 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:49:35 PM

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Freudian Dissonance comments: 34
A character defends a contested parenting or education method by claiming it didn’t harm them.
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sponsor: SvartiKotturinn added: Sun, 5th Jan '14 3:27:24 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:47:54 PM

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Insecure Friend comments: 10
A friend who feels they don't deserve to be one. (Split from Weird Friendship Wonder.)

sponsor: KingZeal added: Wed, 26th Mar '14 11:48:18 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:47:15 PM

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Worse In The Full Extent comments: 21
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: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:37:48 PM

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Pretend To Be Brainwashed comments: 40

sponsor: KZN02 added: Fri, 11th Jul '14 11:22:49 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:26:40 PM

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Accidental Bargaining Skills comments: 31
A character's reluctance or disbelief is mistaken for a bargaining position.

sponsor: LokiL edited by: SpiderRider3 added: Wed, 27th Jul '11 9:48:45 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:10:10 PM

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Monsters Mutilate Cattle comments: 40
Mutilated or missing animals hints at a creature stalking the countryside (now includes pets!)
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sponsor: Chernoskill added: Fri, 13th Sep '13 9:11:03 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 8:09:37 PM

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Villains Love Tears comments: 17
The good guy cries and the bad guy loves it.
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sponsor: EpicEbi added: Sun, 8th Jul '12 1:12:25 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 7:22:37 PM

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Riddled With Holes comments: 39
Character is shot with traditional firearms far more than necessary.
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sponsor: TheOrbOfConfusion added: Thu, 24th Jul '14 8:14:05 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 7:20:51 PM

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Elementary Classes in Advanced Science comments: 12
Everyone seems capable of technical skills beyond what could be expected of their actual job.

sponsor: crazysamaritan added: Fri, 25th Jul '14 10:58:43 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 7:10:25 PM

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Rescue Now, Punishment Later comments: 13
Child is in danger after disobeying their parents, parents come to the rescue with a later punishment implied

sponsor: RaustBD edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 12th May '13 8:30:06 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 7:08:25 PM

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Wooed By Unwitting Relative comments: 98
Being romantically pursued by an unknowing blood relative.
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sponsor: ThreeferFAQMinorityChick edited by: Eric119 added: Mon, 30th Jan '12 5:43:16 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:57:00 PM

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Cryo Prison comments: 46
Suspended animation as a form of incarceration.
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sponsor: zarpaulus added: Thu, 5th Jun '14 9:48:07 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:51:54 PM

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Unmasked Mook comments: 28
A character resembles the Faceless Goons, but, for whatever reason, has a distinguishing feature
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sponsor: Bisected8 added: Sun, 20th Jul '14 1:50:12 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:50:07 PM

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First Of All comments: 22
Character interrupts a question to point out something wrong
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sponsor: TotalDramaRox97 added: Tue, 1st Jul '14 8:52:08 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:36:09 PM

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The Wise Fool comments: 25
The character that seems the most foolish, but knows or understands more than everyone else.
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sponsor: Tick added: Wed, 31st Oct '12 7:46:29 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:20:14 PM

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"You Are Awesome" Song comments: 32
A song dedicated to how awesome one character is.

sponsor: SweetMystery edited by: Hero_Gal_2347 added: Thu, 29th Sep '11 8:05:47 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:16:52 PM

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Lifesaving Misfortune comments: 22
A character suffers a misfortune, but would have been killed if it didn't happen.
Motion To Discard Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: BKelly95 edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 5th Jun '14 8:59:41 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:16:25 PM

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Shaking Out The Mind Control comments: 11
You gotta shake your head to get mind control out

sponsor: Skylite added: Fri, 13th Jun '14 9:25:52 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 6:14:15 PM

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Enlightened Malevolence comments: 7
A circumstance where an enlightened being or entity happens to be an antagonist or antagonistic force
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sponsor: Omnicron13 added: Mon, 21st Jul '14 1:33:56 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 5:56:12 PM

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Scantron Picture comments: 9
A character colors the dots on an optical answer sheet to form a picture
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Contortionist comments: 21
Performer With Extreme Flexibility

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Proto Superhero comments: 39
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: Tue, 29th Jul '14 5:40:19 PM

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Prescience By Analysis comments: 18
Predicting the future with math.
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sponsor: zarpaulus added: Thu, 24th Jul '14 6:31:10 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 5:40:04 PM

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Disturbingly Helpful Publication comments: 12
When a document that tries to help someone can't help but be disturbing.
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sponsor: justanid added: Mon, 4th Nov '13 9:38:36 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 4:54:07 PM

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Gag Transgender comments: 2
Being transgender is inherently a punchline.
Tropeworthy? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: SvartiKotturinn added: Mon, 10th Feb '14 2:37:49 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 4:47:34 PM

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Accidental Tickle Torture comments: 1
Tickle Torture that is enitrely coincidental
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sponsor: MysteriousMrX added: Sat, 26th Jul '14 7:47:07 PM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 4:40:53 PM

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Blue Is Heroic comments: 38
Blue is the ( [[RedIsHeroic other]] ) color of heroes
Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: XanderVJ edited by: acrobox added: Thu, 24th Jul '14 7:07:08 AM last reply: Tue, 29th Jul '14 4:26:39 PM

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