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Enlightened Self-Interest comments: 14
Philosophy that benefiting others provides tangible benefits to you.

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Church Plotting comments: 4
Churches provide a safe, neutral ground for secret meetings.

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Nicotone comments: 27
People who have a low, raspy voice as a result of much smoking.
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Outfit Rip Sex Check comments: 32
A character is made to remove their clothes by force, revealing their sex to someone
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Dismayer Belt comments: 19
Character works at an assembly line, it speeds up; hilarity ensues
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Adaptational Context Change (Trivia) comments: 30
A line or action from the original work appears in a different context in the adaptation, thus changing its meaning.
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Social Network comments: 11
A site where people from anywhere interact

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Inviting/Welcoming/Addressing The Audience comments: 13
Instances where the audience is directly welcomed/invited to the show or a music album.

sponsor: Patachou edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 2:35:40 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 6:43:16 AM

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Attack The Mouth comments: 5
A character attacks the mouth of a larger creature
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sponsor: InklingDragon edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 6:56:29 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 6:03:58 AM

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Designated Point Man comments: 88
The team member who goes first in dangerous situations.
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sponsor: Koveras edited by: Arivne added: Sun, 15th Sep '13 11:25:51 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 6:02:26 AM

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Adaptational Nationality comments: 12
In the adaptation, a character comes from a different country.
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sponsor: DaibhidC edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 30th Jul '13 11:10:46 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 6:01:51 AM

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Different Use of the Engine comments: 33
Using a game's engine to make a game of a completely different genre.
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Spoiler Statute Of Limitations comments: 14
Bob thinks enough time has passed for a work that it's okay to spoil.

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True Art is Predictably Freaky comments: 64
When True Art reaches a point of being stereotyped and then reverts to being incomprehensible
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Mistaken for Accepting Conflict comments: 8
Oh, so you ''do'' want trouble, huh?
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sponsor: azul120 edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 16th Dec '14 8:45:40 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 4:47:03 AM

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The Mobile Version Sucks comments: 11
The mobile version of a game or website is harder to enjoy than on consoles/computers
Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
sponsor: Xarek edited by: Arivne added: Tue, 16th Dec '14 10:52:10 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 4:16:06 AM

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Classy People Identify Wine comments: 12
If you can tell the type of wine, the year when it was made etc by taste, you must be an aristocrat

sponsor: aurora369 added: Tue, 16th Dec '14 6:02:46 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 3:42:53 AM

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Sand Necktie comments: 2
Burying a person vertically up to their shoulders

sponsor: lazybanshee added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 8:24:57 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 3:27:40 AM

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Other Me Is Attractive comments: 0
Imagine someone complimenting themselves in the mirror, only the mirror compliments them back.
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Dramatic Cargo Dropping comments: 53
When cargo dumped from a vehicle to prevent it from crashing/sinking, or to gain speed
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sponsor: eroock edited by: jamespolk added: Tue, 9th Dec '14 5:58:57 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 2:23:32 AM

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Level Select comments: 3
There are certain games in which the player can select from a playable number of levels in any desirable order.

sponsor: ZanyDragon added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 4:02:53 AM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 2:03:17 AM

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Adynaton Denial comments: 27
A character uses an impossible scenario to turn down someone who won't take no for an answer.
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sponsor: SpiderRider3 added: Tue, 16th Dec '14 1:34:03 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 12:20:54 AM

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Power Beyond Comprehension comments: 68
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: Fri, 19th Dec '14 12:16:08 AM

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Armor Piercing Answer comments: 68
Don't ask the question if you're not ready for the answer

sponsor: KJMackley edited by: Pastykake added: Fri, 11th Jul '14 5:01:07 PM last reply: Fri, 19th Dec '14 12:09:02 AM

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Walkie Talkie Gag comments: 9
Characters who are unfamiliar with walkie-talkies end up in a funny situation.

sponsor: SpiderRider3 added: Sat, 11th Oct '14 10:56:02 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 11:41:20 PM

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Worse With Context comments: 108
Something that doesn't seem so bad is made worse when the character points out an added detail
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sponsor: TotalDramaRox97 edited by: Pastykake added: Tue, 1st Jul '14 8:45:35 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 10:51:07 PM

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Come Back Any Time comments: 19
The halfway point between IChooseToStay and ButNowIMustGo.
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sponsor: FreezairForALimitedTime edited by: Sahira added: Tue, 19th Apr '11 12:34:38 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 10:33:07 PM

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Switch to HD comments: 44
Sister index to SwitchToColor for shows that switched to 16:9 format during their initial run.
Description Needs Help Motion To Discard Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard Better Name
sponsor: justanotherrandomlurker added: Wed, 4th Jun '14 1:54:04 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 9:32:35 PM

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Everyone Hates Fruit Cakes comments: 53
Fruitcake is seen as repulsive.
Up For Grabs Description Needs Help
sponsor: Pichu-kun added: Thu, 5th Dec '13 5:45:06 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 9:26:59 PM

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Delayed Delivery comments: 1
Time Travel trope where a letter is given to a law firm or other company to be delivered many years later

sponsor: Multivac added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 8:16:02 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 9:06:49 PM

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An Emigrants Tale comments: 2
Needs Examples
sponsor: RossN added: Wed, 17th Dec '14 5:23:31 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 6:00:07 PM

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Premade Characters Suck comments: 26
Developers using their own character customization system with disastrous results.
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sponsor: lazybanshee added: Tue, 16th Dec '14 2:40:29 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 5:39:45 PM

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Anime/ Lupin III: Jigen Daisuke's Gravestone comments: 8
Jigen Daisuke is under attack by an assassin.

sponsor: crazysamaritan edited by: TendouMan added: Thu, 11th Dec '14 6:29:34 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 5:07:20 PM

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Music Genre Dissonance comments: 1
A song does not fit in the standard of the informed genre it belongs.

sponsor: GiorgioDaneri added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 3:56:32 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 4:18:41 PM

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Dig Attack comments: 46
An attack or technique that involves the user being underground.
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sponsor: KZN02 added: Tue, 4th Nov '14 9:47:08 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 4:17:39 PM

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One Password Attempt Ever comments: 18
When the security is so strict that one wrong password will lock you out forever

sponsor: Thunderforge added: Tue, 23rd Sep '14 11:07:57 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 3:49:15 PM

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The Joy of Flight comments: 32
A character flies for the first time, and it is treated with awe and wonder.

sponsor: ThePope edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 12th Nov '14 10:11:00 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 3:14:34 PM

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Subtitles Replaces Voices Within Dialog comments: 72
subtitles used to convey dialog without voice acting within a medium that normally has voice acting.
Better Name Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
sponsor: KarjamP added: Fri, 5th Sep '14 11:45:09 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 1:48:42 PM

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Coverup Ending comments: 7
At the end, the events of the story are covered up.
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sponsor: TJSomething added: Tue, 16th Dec '14 12:18:12 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 1:04:57 PM

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Raised Hand Of Surviving comments: 55
NoOneCouldSurviveThat... but wait, an arm pokes out.
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sponsor: Omeganian added: Wed, 4th Dec '13 6:35:30 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 10:57:39 AM

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Autobiographical Debut comments: 6
When a creator publishes his first work it's bound to be autobiographical, usually about his childhood, teenage years, upbringing or coming of age.
Needs Examples
sponsor: Patachou added: Tue, 18th Nov '14 9:12:02 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 10:47:34 AM

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Treasure Hunt Episode comments: 48
An episode of a TV show where the main characters look for a famous treasure.
Already have? Motion To Discard
sponsor: BinaryStep added: Sun, 9th Nov '14 4:44:07 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 10:36:47 AM

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Walpurgisnacht comments: 15
The night of April 30, adapted by Satanists is a major holiday, leaked via PopculturalOsmosis into media featuring the occult.
Needs Examples Up For Grabs
sponsor: Elle edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 15th Dec '14 4:02:17 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 9:28:06 AM

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Ridiculously Rounded Teeth (Examples? Hats?) comments: 32
A character is shown to have unnaturally rounded teeth.
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sponsor: CaveCat added: Tue, 21st Oct '14 2:23:26 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 9:26:24 AM

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Gatorade Cooler Drenching comments: 51
A character gets drenched by a bunch of liquid dumped over his head.
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sponsor: CaveCat added: Sun, 19th Oct '14 6:00:24 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 9:26:12 AM

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Alternate Verbal Interpretation comments: 8
An expression or interjection is interpreted as an unintended sentence.
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sponsor: gongoroth edited by: Arivne added: Thu, 18th Dec '14 1:06:37 AM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 8:24:41 AM

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Winning Terrorists Propaganda comments: 10
If we give in to fear, then the terrorists have won

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Credit Card Destruction comments: 5
A merchant destroys a credit card which has exceeded its limit before returning it to the customer.

sponsor: SpiderRider3 added: Fri, 19th Sep '14 5:03:37 PM last reply: Thu, 18th Dec '14 7:50:50 AM

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Musical Switcharoo comments: 11
Replacing the proper music track as a prank.
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Stock Money Bag comments: 18
Money and treasures in fiction is often stored inside sacks

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