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Summon A Ride comments: 16
A video game ability to conjure up means of fast transportation anywhere in the sandbox.

sponsor: Koveras added: Sun, 20th Apr '14 12:26:04 AM last reply: Wed, 23rd Apr '14 12:17:58 AM

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Do Not Waste Food comments: 32
Characters don't like when you throw food away...

sponsor: midoriri edited by: captainsandwich added: Fri, 3rd Feb '12 3:06:52 PM last reply: Wed, 23rd Apr '14 12:08:12 AM

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Gotta Ship Em All comments: 35
A work where almost every character is shipped with almost every other character
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sponsor: beyondthesea added: Thu, 20th Mar '14 12:00:26 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 11:58:01 PM

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Romantically Unavailable Lady comments: 43
An attractive high class woman in who repeatedly refuses suitors
Tropeworthy?
sponsor: lexicon added: Fri, 4th Apr '14 4:29:31 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 11:47:00 PM

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Behold Galvatron comments: 44
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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:39:30 PM

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Imperiled In Pregnancy comments: 52
A pregnant woman has something horrible happening to her and her fetus
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sponsor: VoixOff edited by: StarSword added: Wed, 5th Jun '13 3:32:27 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:17:40 PM

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Smart Guy, Smart Pet Name comments: 72
Smart people give their pets smart names (Name Crowner, need votes, hats)
Better Name Needs Examples
sponsor: Rotpar added: Tue, 18th Mar '14 1:18:34 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:13:57 PM

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Charles Darwin Hates Your Guts comments: 19
Tropeworthy? Motion To Discard
sponsor: Vindictus added: Sun, 20th Apr '14 9:56:47 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:00:34 PM

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Classical Music is Boring comments: 46
Classical music is depicted as tedious and soporific.
Needs Examples Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: JimCambias edited by: Lawman592 added: Mon, 30th Jan '12 5:39:34 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:54:12 PM

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Kids Play Matchmaker comments: 14
Children are missing a parent and decide to pair the remaining one with a replacement.
Already have?
sponsor: Sackett added: Fri, 7th Feb '14 7:00:59 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:51:31 PM

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Psycho Mind Trick comments: 16
Trope and effect in which viewer has closest experience of being in the mind of a psychopath

sponsor: atlantalex added: Fri, 18th Apr '14 12:51:49 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:49:06 PM

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Pervy Patdown comments: 21
A character gets groped during a pat down
Tropeworthy?
sponsor: captainpat edited by: Paradisesnake added: Wed, 11th Dec '13 2:55:30 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:41:56 PM

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Convenient Dialogue Line comments: 7
When the plot is furthered by the way a line of dialogue is phrased.
Needs Examples Already have?
sponsor: Yotanta edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 1:57:51 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:31:04 PM

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Fighting Back Is Wrong comments: 29
An Aesop where fighting back against bullies is a bad thing.

sponsor: Kersey475 added: Fri, 22nd Jul '11 7:00:47 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:18:52 PM

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Pop-Culture Illiterate comments: 7
A character who doesn't get the pop culture references that EVERYONE gets.
Already have?
sponsor: Narsil added: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 2:31:38 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 8:57:14 PM

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Essence Extraction Move comments: 5
A videogame command that allows you to extract OrganDrops or EssenceDrop from an enemy.

sponsor: ShanghaiSlave added: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:00:51 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 8:49:20 PM

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Radical POV Difference comments: 26
Seeing things from a different angle can result in very different ideas on what's going on.
Needs Examples Needs Examples
sponsor: SilverWings edited by: partner555 added: Sat, 7th Jul '12 10:04:11 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 8:26:08 PM

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Ghostly Gape comments: 10
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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 7:51:43 PM

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The Job Makes The Man comments: 18
A job/work changes the personality of the possessor to represent the stereotype of that specific job
Motion To Discard Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Description Needs Help
sponsor: schaferblue added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 6:48:41 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 6:22:24 PM

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Persecuted Intellectuals comments: 46
In-universe distrust, fear, or persecution of intellectuals.
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sponsor: MonaNaito added: Wed, 27th Nov '13 6:37:02 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 6:13:17 PM

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Counting to Potato comments: 28
Counting out of order with letters or random objects thrown in.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Better Name Needs Examples
sponsor: Jetace97 added: Tue, 1st Apr '14 11:41:29 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 5:36:36 PM

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Body Blow Backfire comments: 25
When a hit backfires
Better Name Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Description Needs Help Better Name Up For Grabs
sponsor: abhishekj added: Sun, 21st Oct '12 8:27:34 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 5:30:05 PM

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Parachute Blanket comments: 3
A character's parachute lands on top of them and possibly others, due to its size.
Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: WonkyTonkBotty added: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 2:39:50 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:54:06 PM

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Abrupt Moment Of Truth comments: 6
A sudden choice is forced upon a character that holds dire consequences.

sponsor: KingZeal added: Mon, 14th Apr '14 5:30:30 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:53:26 PM

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Metal-Poor Planet comments: 15
People settle on a planet with little to no available metal.

sponsor: Carnildo added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 12:19:18 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:43:45 PM

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Black Coffee Badass comments: 14
BadAss always drinks his/her coffee black.

sponsor: angelthread1w9 edited by: Arivne added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 7:07:24 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:39:45 PM

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Design Compromise comments: 6
Grand plans, dissapointing reality

sponsor: MCE edited by: Larkmarn added: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:31:31 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:38:43 PM

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Projectile Kiss comments: 29
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 added: Tue, 25th Feb '14 7:57:56 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:36:08 PM

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Trial and Error items comments: 4
Where you don't know what an item will do until you use it
Up For Grabs Needs Examples Already have?
sponsor: xyzyxx added: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:44:19 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:25:57 PM

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Headlock Of Dominance (Hats) comments: 49
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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 4:09:59 PM

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Perpetual Storm comments: 27
Storm that lasts forever (or a really long time)

sponsor: KTera added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 10:31:53 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 3:44:46 PM

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Sgt Pepper Plagiarism comments: 11
Parodying the cover of Sgt Pepper
Needs Examples
sponsor: DaibhidC added: Wed, 12th Oct '11 10:30:46 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 3:38:18 PM

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Punching Armor Hurts comments: 31
A character punches and armored foe with bare hands, only to discover it hurts him/her much more than the foe.
Needs Examples Tropeworthy? Already have? Already have?
sponsor: PulsedFission added: Mon, 17th Feb '14 2:27:26 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 3:29:14 PM

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Strangely Specific Horoscope comments: 20
A horoscope that is either oddly specific, downright strange or both
Needs Examples Already have?
sponsor: GuesssWho edited by: Arivne added: Wed, 15th Jan '14 3:29:59 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 3:25:55 PM

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Smack On The Back comments: 42
A strong character delivers a friendly, but painful slap to another character's back.
Already have? Tropeworthy?
sponsor: Beacon80 edited by: Antigone3 added: Tue, 4th Dec '12 1:22:19 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 3:11:25 PM

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Mock Surprise Reaction comments: 23
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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 2:50:11 PM

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Dragon Emperor comments: 12

sponsor: VampireBuddha edited by: crazysamaritan added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 1:33:47 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 2:31:42 PM

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Twinking comments: 17
Using a high-level character to feed items to, protect, or otherwise assist a lower-level character.
Tropeworthy?
sponsor: hbi2k added: Mon, 21st Apr '14 9:02:06 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 11:34:42 AM

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Adaptational Intelligence comments: 11
A character is made brainier in an adaptation.
Needs Examples
sponsor: RossN added: Sun, 20th Apr '14 5:39:04 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 11:10:50 AM

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Upside-Down Face comments: 20
Description Needs Help Needs Examples Tropeworthy?
sponsor: CaveCat added: Fri, 7th Mar '14 10:12:07 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 11:04:21 AM

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Ballet Singing comments: 16
In some ballets, a musical number is sung.
Motion To Discard Description Needs Help
sponsor: ryanasaurus0077 added: Mon, 19th Aug '13 10:04:26 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 10:24:45 AM

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Artifact Alias (Hats? Input?) comments: 41
When a character who is introduced under an alias continues using it after their real name is known.
Up For Grabs Better Name
sponsor: hbi2k added: Mon, 28th Oct '13 11:11:14 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:21:49 AM

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Sweatpant Elves comments: 56
Fantastic character has a very unstereotypic accent/demeanor

sponsor: Earnest edited by: CaveCat added: Thu, 2nd Jun '11 6:44:09 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:14:22 AM

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Redundant placeholder Name comments: 3
troper who tropes...
Already have? Better Name Description Needs Help Needs Examples Motion To Discard Motion To Discard
sponsor: JW added: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 5:51:37 AM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:13:49 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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:10:12 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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:09:59 AM

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Noun The Epithet comments: 64
Already have? Tropeworthy? Needs Examples Better Name
sponsor: CaveCat added: Fri, 14th Mar '14 7:37:46 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:09:29 AM

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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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:08:18 AM

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Recognition Tropes comments: 18
Tropes about recognizing
Needs Examples
sponsor: CaveCat added: Thu, 13th Feb '14 3:59:49 PM last reply: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:07:10 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: Tue, 22nd Apr '14 9:06:40 AM

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